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Two-week strike ends at 2016 Rio Olympic venues

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Over 2,000 construction workers returned to their jobs at the Olympic Park on Thursday, ending a two-week strike that further slowed the trouble-plagued 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Fight Schedule

At Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, N.Y. (ESPN2), “Boxcino” middleweight tournament semifinals: Vitalii Kopylenko vs. Willie Monroe Jr.; Brandon Adams vs. Raymond Gatica (8 rounds).

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Brazil unveils $11 billion in ‘legacy’ budget

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian government officials announced Wednesday that almost $11 billion (24.1 billion Brazilian reals) will be spent on major transportation and environmental projects, which they argue are not related to holding the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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Uruguay’s leader declares $322,883 in wealth

In this Oct. 25, 2009, file photo Uruguay's President Jose Mujica stands in a tractor on his flower farm on the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay. Mujica has declared $322,883 in wealth in 2014. Uruguay's president has been labeled “the poorest president in the world,” but his sworn declaration in 2014 shows a 74 percent increase since 2012. He says that’s because didn’t put his money, about $104,000, in bank accounts until recently. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — President Jose Mujica says his wealth adds up to $322,883. Nearly a third of that is cash, kept in three bank accounts that Uruguay’s leader didn’t previously declare.

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Strike continues at Rio Olympic venues

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The two-week strike at Rio de Janeiro’s main Olympic complex continued Wednesday despite an apparent settlement.

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