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San Francisco Homeless Population Rises 17% in Two Years

San Francisco continues to struggle with homelessness, with a population count revealing last week that the local homeless population had risen by 17% since 2017 — though youth and veteran homelessness had dropped.

Andrew Loy begs along a sidewalk in downtown San Francisco on June, 28, 2016. Homelessness is on the rise in the city, which has some of the highest housing costs in the nation.

Iran Protests Ban On Wrestler Who Boycotted Israeli Opponent

TEL AVIV — Iran’s wrestling federation announced Saturday it will protest a decision to ban one of its contenders and the national coach for deliberately throwing a match in order to avoid fighting an Israeli opponent.

Turkey's Taha Akgul, right, competes against Iran's Komeil Nemat Ghasemi, left, during the men's 125-kg freestyle wrestling gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Two Years After Olympics, Brazilian Military Takes over Crime-Ridden Rio de Janeiro

Nearly two years after Rio de Janeiro police welcomed Olympics spectators at their airport with a banner reading “Welcome to Hell,” Brazilian President Michel Temer sent the nation’s military to take over the city on Friday, cracking down on a crime wave exacerbated by Carnival festivities and a woefully underfunded law enforcement corps.

Brazil's Temer gives army full control of Rio security

North Korea Shows Off Old ICBM Hardware in Olympics Eve Military Parade

North Korea reportedly staged the military parade it rescheduled to precede the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, showing off its latest intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in an event Korean outlets described as both “massive” and smaller than usual.

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Lindsey Vonn Injured in Super-G Race After Trump Remarks

American Skiing sensation Lindsey Vonn made headlines earlier this week, when she said she would represent America, and not President Trump at the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea. Vonn also said that she would not visit the White House if invited.

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