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A Russian skating fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic rings before the start of the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

International Olympic Committee Decides Not To Ban Russian Team

The International Olympic Committee has announced that it will not impose a blanket ban on the entire Russian team from the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro despite evidence of state-sponsored doping.

Instead, it has called on sports federations to carry out assessments on individual athletes to determine whether they can compete.

The decision is an attempt to balance "the desire and need for collective responsibility versus the right to individual justice of every individual athlete," IOC President Thomas Bach said in a teleconference with reporters on Sunday.

Activists and supporters march on International Women's Day on March 8 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Marchers called for protection from male violence in a country with high rates of murder and assaults of women.

For Brazil's Women, Laws Are Not Enough To Deter Rampant Violence

On the day she was killed, Alexsandra Moreira thought she was safe. She thought she had managed to break away and protect herself.

Her brother even escorted her to the bus station that morning to make sure she was OK on her way to work.

"When she got on the bus, my brother told her, 'If anything happens, just call me.' Ten minutes later, his phone rang and it was her. All he could hear was her screaming, pleading for help," Moreira's sister, Andreza da Silva, says.

Carolyn Swords (left) and Tina Charles (right) of the New York Liberty look on before the game against the Indiana Fever on Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. Charles says she turned her warmup shirt inside out in support of recent shooting victims.

WNBA Rescinds Fines Against Players Wearing Shirts Supporting Shooting Victims

Reversing course, the WNBA says it is rescinding recent fines imposed on teams and players for wearing black t-shirts in support of the victims of recent shootings.

The Chinese government-selected Panchen Lama, Gyaincain Norbu (right), took part in the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing on March 14.

In Tibet, A Long-Banned Buddhist Rite Takes Place, But Not Everyone's Pleased

The Panchen Lama — the second highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism after the Dalai Lama — is performing an important ritual that has not taken place in Tibet for half a century, Chinese state media are reporting this week.

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Health Officials Investigate Two Possible Cases Of Zika Virus Outbreak In Florida

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As VP Nominee, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine Hits The Campaign Trail With Hillary

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Sexism In Newsroom Culture Not Unique To Allegations Against Roger Ailes

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Models From Norman Rockwell's Paintings Reunite

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To Break Through The News Feed Echo Chamber, Political Opinion Writers Read Opposing Voices

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