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Female Official in Costa Rica Fired for Racy Video

Karina Bolanos, a vice minister in Costa Rica, was let go after a video of her claiming her longing to her lover while clad in underwear was made public on YouTube; Americans apparently throw away nearly half of their food; meanwhile, a 15-year-old used the Internet to create an advanced cancer test. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Julian Assange Siege

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Professional Sport

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Mexican Olympic Soccer Victory

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Do-Nothing Congress Olympics

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Spirit of the Olympics

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‘The Daily Show’: Stewart Rips NBC Over Olympic Editing

Jon Stewart takes aim at NBC for its decision to edit out a tribute to victims of the 2005 London subway bombings during the Olympics opening ceremonies and instead show Ryan Seacrest interviewing swimmer Michael Phelps.

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An AIDS-Free Generation: Dream or Future Reality?

The International AIDS Conference is making dangerously impossible promises about putting an end to the epidemic; the London Olympics’ opening ceremonies included a unique tribute to free, universal health care; meanwhile, British graffiti artist Banksy has proved he will not be erased. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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USA at the Olympics

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Gold Medalists in Fake Outrage

Many of the same legislators criticizing American athletes’ uniforms for being made in China supported (and continue to support) the tariff-free trade policies that eviscerated the domestic textile industry.

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British Prime Minister, London Mayor Mock Romney (Video)

Mitt Romney’s first trip abroad as the presumed Republican presidential nominee could best be described in one word: disaster.

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Let Them Eat Sports

As public sector jobs, education, health insurance and social welfare programs crumble amid the specter of economic austerity, the British government has spent more than $14 billion on preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games—far more than the $4 billion that was estimated a few years ago.

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Olympic ‘Brand Police’ Are Monitoring What You Say, See and Eat

The Olympics generate a fortune from sponsorships and exclusive deals, and to make sure no one gets in on the action for free, a uniformed force of advert cops has been empowered to patrol the streets of London. Get this: At the London Games, it’s illegal to serve chips.

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