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Swimsuit controversy: Alaskan swimmer who was disqualified for 'curvier' figure gets win reinstated

Swimsuit controversy: Alaskan swimmer who was disqualified for 'curvier' figure gets win reinstatedThe high school swimmer who was disqualified over a controversial "uniform violation" has had her victory reinstated.



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US swimmer dies from suspected shark attack: police

US swimmer dies from suspected shark attack: policeA swimmer has died from an apparent shark bite off the coast of Massachusetts in the northeastern United States, a police report on the rare incident said. The victim, in his mid-20s, “was bitten by what is believed to be a shark” while he swam at Newcomb Hollow Beach in the Cape Cod area, Wellfleet Police said in a statement Saturday. “The town beaches are closed to swimming for the next 24 hours,” the police said.



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Swimmer Suffers Puncture Wounds in Shark Attack on Cape Cod

Swimmer Suffers Puncture Wounds in Shark Attack on Cape CodA 61-year-old man suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs as he was attacked by a shark in Cape Cod



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Olympic Swimmer Says Former USA Swimming Coach Sexually Abused Her For Years

Olympic Swimmer Says Former USA Swimming Coach Sexually Abused Her For YearsOlympic swimmer Ariana Kukors says former U.S. Olympic swimming coach Sean Hutchison began sexually abusing her when she was 16.



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Correction: Ex-Stanford Swimmer Rape story

Correction: Ex-Stanford Swimmer Rape storySAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Jan. 29 about a sexual assault victim deciding not to participate in the creation of a plaque marking where she was attacked on the Stanford University campus, The Associated Press reported erroneously when her assaulter was sentenced. Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Brock Turner in June 2016, not in January 2016.



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Brock Turner, Former Stanford Swimmer Convicted Of Sexual Assault, Files Appeal

Brock Turner, Former Stanford Swimmer Convicted Of Sexual Assault, Files AppealBrock Turner, a former Stanford University student, sparked nationwide outrage last year when he received a jail sentence of just six months after being convicted for sexually assaulting an unconscious, intoxicated woman beside a dumpster.



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Ex-Stanford swimmer appeals sexual assault conviction

Ex-Stanford swimmer appeals sexual assault convictionA former Stanford University swimmer found guilty of sexual assault in California has appealed his conviction after serving a sentence that many condemned as an example of how the justice system fails to take such crimes seriously enough. Brock Turner, then 19, was arrested in 2015 after two of his fellow students at the Northern California university saw him outside of a fraternity house on top of an unconscious woman. After serving three months of a six-month sentence, Turner was released early for good behavior.



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Gaza boy swimmer death puts spotlight on pollution crisis

Gaza boy swimmer death puts spotlight on pollution crisisThe death of a little boy after swimming in polluted seawater has put the spotlight on Gaza’s pollution crisis and the human impact of desperate electricity shortages in the Palestinian enclave. Mohammed al-Sayis, five, died late last month a few days after swimming in the sewage-polluted waters, with his brothers also hospitalised, his family and health ministry said. Dozens of others have been treated after swimming along the strip’s filthy Mediterranean coastline in the past two months, a ministry spokesman in Gaza said.



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Otters Attack Swimmer Near Yellowstone National Park

Otters Attack Swimmer Near Yellowstone National ParkThe creatures bit through a man's wetsuit as they descended on him in a lake.



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Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach

Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beachCAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A shark attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends, tearing away part of her upper thigh off a popular Southern California beach, authorities and witnesses said Sunday.



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