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Ban of Russian Track Team from Rio Olympics Upheld

The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced on Thursday that it has rejected the claims and appeal of the Russian Olympic Committee and 68 athletes who had challenged a ban from the track federation that would keep the country from competing in Rio.CAS announced the decision in a one-sentence release on its website. The athletes and ROC had challenged a …

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Russia Hacks into Information on Trump

Russia Hacks into Information on Trump

Russian hackers broke into the DNC’s cyber networks. In doing so, they successfully stole information and research on the Democratic Party’s opposition: Donald Trump. The Washington Post reports that the hackers accessed the DNC’s investigative database on Trump. In addition, they all DNC email and chat traffic was attained. DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida stated, “When we discovered …

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Four New Elements Are Being Added To the Period Table

Four new elements are being added to the period table: Nihonium (element 113), Moscovium (element 114), Tennessine (element 115), and Oganesson (element 118). Scientists in Japan have managed to make the 113th element of the period table, and have named it after the Japanese word for Japan: “Nihon”. Nihonium will be abbreviated at “Nh” on the periodic table. Researchers at the …

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