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Updated at 5:56 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " There's nothing like the unique Brazilian vibe " and the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will see no shortage of samba, culture, diversity and history as the South American nation proudly showcases its traditions and environmental wonders. Millions of television viewers from around the world are expected to watch the three-hour ceremony Friday night, which comes as the country is reeling from political and economic...

Updated at 5:51 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Hillary Clinton acknowledged Friday the challenge she'd face leading a country where most Americans don't trust her, saying she takes "seriously" the work she must do to build confidence in her character. But the...

Updated at 5:47 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " An American security contractor is accusing two top-ranking Congolese officials of ordering his detention and torture, declaring in a lawsuit that they demanded he confess falsely to being part of a plot to overthrow the...

Updated at 5:46 PM

PHOENIX (AP) " U.S. Sen. John McCain seemingly has every reason to oppose Donald Trump. The Republican presidential nominee has attacked many issues dear to the Arizona senator, including the family of a fallen soldier, NATO and even...

Updated at 3:54 PM

LONDON (AP) " Police say they have uncovered a stash of guns, pipe bombs and explosives linked to Irish Republican Army dissidents. The Police Service of Northern Ireland says the cache was discovered in woods near Lurgan, 20 miles (32...

Updated at 3:54 PM

LONDON (AP) " Police say they have uncovered a stash of guns, pipe bombs and explosives linked to Irish Republican Army dissidents. The Police Service of Northern Ireland says the cache was discovered in woods near Lurgan, 20 miles (32...

Updated at 3:51 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT): 12:40 p.m. Hillary Clinton says President Barack Obama isn't getting the credit he deserves for leading the nation out of a crippling...

Updated at 3:46 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Pele says his poor health will prevent him from participating in the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. In a statement on Friday,...

Updated at 3:46 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Pele says his poor health will prevent him from participating in the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. In a statement on Friday,...

Updated at 3:12 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on the Olympic Committee wanting to attract a younger crowd.

Updated at 2:56 PM

NBC said it will broadcast the proceedings on a tape delay, and the reasons are interesting, to say the least. This is more frustrating, of course, because social media renders tape delays largely pointless.

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