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Traveling to Brazil? Get Vaccinated ASAP, Says CDC

It wasn’t too long ago that the emergence of the little-understood Zika virus in South and Central America led the US to recommend pregnant women avoid traveling to areas where it was spreading (a warning that remains in place). But it’s actually a familiar mosquito-borne disease that’s now prompting a much wider advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: yellow fever. Continue reading Traveling to Brazil? Get Vaccinated ASAP, Says CDC

U.S. Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte’s Story Of Being Robbed At Gunpoint In Rio Is Unraveling. Brazilian Police Say He Fabricated It. 2 Teammates Detained

A Brazilian police official is telling The Associated Press that American swimmer Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro.

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The fascinating world of kite fighting for sport

All my life, I’ve been flying kites for fun. Little did I know that there was a sport of fighting kites that I could have playing instead! This fascinating short documentary by Victory Journal explores the kite fighters of and shows how kids and adults participate in the sport. It looks fun and dangerous and silly and serious, as all good sports should be.

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