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Kenyan marathoner breaks 2-hour barrier

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history on Saturday when he became the first person to run a 26.2-mile marathon in under two hours, stretch- ing the limits of human endeavor and passing a milestone few thought could be reached for decades if at all.

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Gymnast Simone Biles breaks medal record with 25

American Simone Biles became the most decorated gymnast in world championship history Sunday when she won the beam and floor finals to take her career tally to 25 medals.

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Coco wins first WTA title at 15; Osaka gives up U.S. citizenship to play for Japan in Olympics

Coco Gauff is still just 15. She also is already the owner of a WTA singles title.

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Trailblazing actress Diahann Carroll succumbs to cancer at 84

Diahann Carroll, a versatile singer and stage actress who quietly blazed a trail for African-American women on American television in the late 1960s by playing a widowed nurse and single mother in “Julia,” died Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.

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Architect for black history museum in D.C. wins another big commission

The project was an architect’s dream and a potential nightmare: Design a tripartite worship space — to include a Catholic church, a synagogue and a mosque — in the heart of the conflict-ridden Middle East, in order to promote tolerance and at the same time reflect the three great Abrahamic faiths, which are so often at loggerheads.

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International opera star Jessye Norman dies at 74

Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honor, has died, according to family spokesperson Gwendolyn Quinn.

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Kehinde Wiley statue unveiled in Times Square; next home, Richmond

Artist Kehinde Wiley unveiled his biggest work ever last Friday — a massive bronze statue of a young African-American man in urban streetwear sitting astride a galloping horse. Called “Rumors of War,” it flips the script on traditional statues in Richmond and through-out the South commemorating white generals.

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Lt. Gov. Fairfax files $400M defamation suit against CBS

Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax is suing CBS for $400 million, claiming the company defamed him when it broadcast interviews with two women he said have falsely accused him of sexual assault.

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Serena Williams loses at U.S. Open

Maybe someday in the distant future, Serena Williams will look back and be proud of herself for making it to the final at four of the first seven Grand Slam tournaments she played in after having a baby. But not right now.

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Steph Curry scores golf team for Howard University

What started as an innocuous conversation during a public event has evolved into a golf partnership between NBA star Stephen Curry and Howard University.

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