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IOC commissioners begin inspections of Beijing’s 2022 bid

BEIJING (AP) — IOC evaluators began a five-day inspection tour of Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, in a key test of the city’s status as a front-runner in the competition for hosting rights.

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Report: $243M to turn Astrodome into large park, civic space

In this July 30, 2014, file photo, the Houston Astrodome is reflected in a puddle in Houston. A proposal to turn the iconic but shuttered Astrodome into a massive indoor park and build a tree-lined green space around the structure could cost nearly $243 million, according to a report released Monday, March 23, 2015, by a nonprofit research group focused on land use. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

HOUSTON (AP) — A proposal to turn the iconic but shuttered Houston Astrodome into a massive indoor park and build a tree-lined green space around the structure could cost nearly $243 million, according to a report released Monday by a nonprofit research group focused on land use.

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New English work permit rules to curb foreign soccer imports

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane celebrates after scoring his second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham and Leicester City at White Hart Lane, London, Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

LONDON (AP) — The number of foreign players in English Premier League squads is set to be reduced under new rules designed to prevent the development of homegrown youngsters being stifled by imports.

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‘Mad Men’ sculpture unveiled as NYC marks show’s last season

Jon Hamm appears at an unveiling of a bench dedicated to the "Mad Men" series in front of the Time & Life Building on Monday, March 23, 2015 in New York. The bench shows a silhouette of Hamm's character Don Draper. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — “Mad Men” fans can now take a selfie with Don Draper, thanks to a bench unveiled Monday featuring the fictional adman’s silhouette.

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Obama cheers niece on at NCAA women’s basketball game

President Barack Obama, center, watches the player's introductions of the Princeton vs Green Bay women's college basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament in College Park, Md., Saturday, March 21, 2015. Obama's niece Leslie Robinson, plays for Princeton.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama cheered for his niece’s Princeton University team Saturday as the squad defeated the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in a first-round NCAA Tournament game.

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