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Olympic champion Simone Biles' brother arrested over triple murder at party

Olympic champion Simone Biles' brother arrested over triple murder at partyThe brother of Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles has been charged with murder after a New Year’s Eve party shooting which left three people dead.Tevin Biles-Thomas, who is serving in the US Army, was arrested in Georgia after he was indicted by the Cuyahoga County authorities in Ohio over the triple shooting on 31 December.



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Blast kills 23 outside China factory in Olympic city

Blast kills 23 outside China factory in Olympic cityA truck carrying combustible chemicals exploded at the entrance of a chemical factory in a northern Chinese city that will host the 2022 Winter Olympics Wednesday, leaving 23 people dead and 22 others injured, state media and authorities said. The blast ignited other vehicles, leaving charred and smoking remains of trucks and cars scattered on a road as firefighters worked at the scene, according to images posted online by state media. A witness told AFP he heard a “very loud bang” after midnight and saw a field and trucks engulfed in flames outside the factory in Zhangjiakou, a city some 200 kilometres (124 miles) northwest of Beijing.



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The Latest: Taiwanese reject gay marriage, new Olympic name

The Latest: Taiwanese reject gay marriage, new Olympic nameTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on local elections in Taiwan (all times local):



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Olympic Skier Bode Miller's 19-Month-Old Daughter Drowns

Olympic Skier Bode Miller's 19-Month-Old Daughter DrownsOlympic skier Bode Miller and his wife, volleyball player Morgan Beck, are



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Canadian Skier Arrested for Allegedly Driving the Wrong Car While Drunk Near Olympic Village

Canadian Skier Arrested for Allegedly Driving the Wrong Car While Drunk Near Olympic VillageThe three allegedly got into a car by a bar while intoxicated



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U.S. team takes the gold in curling, a dramatic win and historic Olympic moment

U.S. team takes the gold in curling, a dramatic win and historic Olympic momentDespite the insane odds, Team USA is bringing home a gold medal for a beloved sport which confuses many: curling.   It's the sort of story that prompts a cinematic retelling years later. After losing to Norway less than a week ago, the U.S. men's curling team was put into the tough spot of being one loss away from elimination. John Shuster, along with teammates Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner, and alternate Joe Polo then went on to win five consecutive matches while their home country was asleep on Saturday. The team's final win against Sweden with a 10-7 victory made Olympic history as the first gold medal the U.S. team has ever won in the sport.  SEE ALSO: Here's how Simone Biles is chasing academic gold Unlike Sweden, which was ranked first in curling, the United States is not known for the sport, despite surging interest in recent years. The odd sport warranted a Mashable explainer. You know, so those cheering on Team USA could feel a little more comfortable and a little less confused.  Shuster has become the de facto face of U.S. curling, given that he's competed in the last four Winter Olympics, consecutively. According to the
New York Times, Shuster was ready to give up after losing to Norway last week. John Shuster of the United States reacts in the game against Sweden during the Curling Men's Gold Medal game during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.Image: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images"This is silly," Shuster told himself. "I’m getting my heart broken, I feel like, by this sport — and this is silly. Seriously, this is the Olympics." But miraculously,  Shuster managed to band his team together, and do what many thought was impossible. The team lead pulled off the "biggest shot in the history of American curling" on Saturday night, according to the
Times. The shot cleared two Swedish stones with his final rock of the eighth end which scored him 5 points. This move made Team USA impassable. “During the entire end, we could kind of feel it building,” Shuster said. “Their margin for error got incredibly small.” Congrats to Team USA, and especially Shuster. Someone's going to need to update this Urban Dictionary submission, which defines "shuster" as "a verb meaning to fail to meet expectations, particularly at a moment critical for success or even slightly respectable results." WATCH: Step inside this mind-bending studio where every painting is an optical illusion



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North Korea Is Sending Military Hardliner Kim Yong Chol to the Olympic Closing Ceremony. Here's What to Know

North Korea Is Sending Military Hardliner Kim Yong Chol to the Olympic Closing Ceremony. Here's What to KnowHe might cross paths with Ivanka Trump



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Ivanka Trump Faces Backlash Over Olympic Closing Ceremony Gig

Ivanka Trump Faces Backlash Over Olympic Closing Ceremony GigIvanka Trump’s visit to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has been widely criticized on Twitter.



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The Best Costumes Of The Olympic Women's Figure Skating Competition, Ranked

The Best Costumes Of The Olympic Women's Figure Skating Competition, RankedThe women’s figure skating competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has come to a close, with Russian athletes Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva taking gold and silver respectively, and Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond earning the bronze.



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11 Winter Olympic Sports You Probably Haven't Heard Of

11 Winter Olympic Sports You Probably Haven't Heard OfWith the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in full swing, people around the world are tuning in to watch their favorite competitions.



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