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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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Pele’s son released from jail in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — The 44-year-old son of soccer great Pele has been released from jail and will remain free while he appeals a conviction in a money laundering case that involved a drug gang.

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