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Ryan Lochte Robbed At Gunpoint In Rio With 3 Other U.S. Swimmers

Olympians robbed in Rio

Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte had a gun cocked and placed to his forehead during a robbery involving three other U.S. swimmers in Rio de Janeiro, he told NBC’s Billy Bush.

The 12-time Olympic medalist said he was in a taxi with fellow gold medalists Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen early Sunday when several armed men posing as police officers confronted them.

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Simone Biles Continues Her World Domination, Wins Third Gold Medal

Simone wins third gold medal

Simone Biles, fresh off gold medals in the team and all-around finals, continued her domination of the field today, as she and her teammates added three more medals to Team USA’s collection.

Biles, who won all-around gold on Thursday by a staggering margin of over 2 points, today won her signature event, the vault. With her win, she becomes only the third U.S. woman gymnast to win three gold medals; her teammates Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman are the other two. Biles is also the first American woman to ever win gold on vault.

On bars, reigning world champion Madison Kocian won the silver, and for the men’s pommel horse event, Alex Naddour won the bronze.

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Georgia cop shot dead, suspect at large

Georgia cop shot deadA suspect who shot and killed a Georgia police officer as he exited his car Saturday is still at large.

Eastman Police Officer Tim Smith was responding to a call of a suspicious person in the community about 130 miles from Atlanta when he was killed, CNN reported.

He was fatally shot after encountering the subject and exiting his vehicle, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Scott Whitley said.

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Rising floodwaters leaves thousands homeless in Louisiana

Louisiana floodsAcross southern Louisiana Sunday, residents scrambled to get to safety as rivers and creeks burst their banks, swollen from days of heavy rain that in some areas came close to two feet over a 48-hour period.

In high-water vehicles, boats and helicopters, emergency crews hurried to rescue scores of south Louisiana residents as the governor warned that it was not over.

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Californian blaze jumps containment line; more homes on fire

California fire jumps containment lineA blaze raging through dry vegetation in Northern California has jumped a containment line, setting several houses on fire and prompting firefighters and volunteers to evacuate horses, goats and other animals as homes burn around them.

Fire officials say evacuations were ordered in the Copsey Creek subdivision, north of Morgan Valley Road, Sunday afternoon.

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Police: Man shot in Milwaukee had a gun in his hand

Milwaukee officials say shot man was armedThe black man whose killing by police touched off rioting in Milwaukee was shot by a black officer after turning toward him with a gun in his hand, the police chief said Sunday, as Wisconsin's governor put the National Guard on standby against any further violence on the city's mostly black north side.

Police Chief Edward Flynn cautioned that the shooting was still under investigation and authorities were awaiting autopsy results, but that based on the silent video from the unidentified officer's body camera, he "certainly appeared to be within lawful bounds."

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Boko Haram releases purported video of Chibok girls

Boko Haram releases video of kidnapped girlsThe Nigerian government has said it is in contact with Boko Haram after the armed group released a new video purporting to show the schoolgirls it kidnapped more than two years ago, and offering to trade the captives in return for the release of its jailed fighters.

Boko Haram released the video on Sunday showing dozens of the 276 students they seized from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok on the night of April 14, 2014. Fifty-seven managed to escape in the immediate aftermath of the mass abduction.

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Sudan floods: Villages submerged as death toll rises

Sudan floodsThousands of houses have been destroyed and several villages submerged after flooding triggered by torrential rainfall killed 100 people across Sudan, according to an aid group in the country.

The Sudanese Red Crescent Society reported on Sunday that 25 people died in eastern Sudan's Kassala, and around 8,000 houses have been destroyed since heavy rains lashed the state two weeks ago.

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Switzerland Salez attack: Knifeman sets fire to Swiss train

Swiss train attackA knifeman has set fire to a train in north-eastern Switzerland, leaving six people in hospital with stab wounds and burns, police say.

The suspect, described as a Swiss man aged 27, was also taken to hospital after the incident near Salez in St Gallen Canton, close to Liechtenstein.

He had ignited a flammable liquid before attacking people with a knife.

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