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Hospital says Pele taken to ‘special care’ unit

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary tract infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday.

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Rio wins legal battle over Olympic golf course

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Rio de Janeiro judge on Wednesday denied a request from prosecutors to halt construction of the Olympic golf course because of environmental concerns, curtailing fears that the venue won’t be ready in time for test events.

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Brazilian hospital says Pele has urinary infection

SAO PAULO (AP) — Doctors say Brazilian soccer great Pele has a urinary infection.

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Britain wins 3 International Emmys

"Founders Award" recipient Matthew Weiner, left, poses presenters Christina Hendricks, center, and John Slattery in the International Emmy Awards press room at the New York Hilton on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain’s Stephen Dillane and the Netherlands’ Bianca Krijgsman won the top acting prizes Monday night at the 42nd International Emmy Awards in which the honors were spread among eight countries.

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Rio mascots represent Brazil’s animal, plant life

The mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympics, left, and Paralympic Games make their first official appearance at a public school in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. The smiley-faced mascot represents the animal life of Brazil while the mascot for the Paralympics is a mopped-headed doll with leafy hair, meant to represent the vast diversity of the flora in Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A bright yellow cat-like figure, which also combines elements of monkeys and birds, is the mascot of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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