TOPSHOT - Russia's Yulia Efimova cries after she placed second in the Women's 100m Breaststroke Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 8, 2016.   / AFP / Odd ANDERSEN        (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Yulia Efimova: America Has Changed Me:

Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova has been one of the most divisive figures of the Olympic Games.

Having served a doping ban between October 2013 and February 2015, Efimova tested positive for meldonium earlier this year, only for her provisional suspension to be overturned by the sport’s governing body, clearing her to compete in Rio.
Booed when she took to the pool, Efimova drew the ire of American Lilly King, who labeled her rival a drug cheat after the two clashed during the women’s 100-meter backstroke event.
And after beating Efimova to the gold, King had more harsh words. This time, King was backed up by Michael Phelps, who commended his fellow American for speaking out on the subject.
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Donald Trump Plots Strategy On ISIS — And Campaign Revival:

Donald Trump didn’t just stake out a strategy for waging an “extreme” and “vicious” campaign against ISIS on Monday. He also articulated one for reviving his flailing campaign.

In a major address in swing-state Ohio, Trump sought to recreate the strongman persona that powered his political rise. The Republican nominee, reeling from self-inflicted wounds that played into his rival Hillary Clinton’s charge that he lacks the temperament to be commander in chief, promised an all-encompassing struggle with Islamic terror modeled on the Cold War.
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Poll: Clinton Leading Trump In Critical Battlegrounds:

Hillary Clinton has opened up commanding leads over Donald Trump in several critical battleground states, including North Carolina and Colorado, according to a new poll Friday.

Clinton leads Trump 46%-32% in Colorado, 44%-39% in Florida, 48%-39% in North Carolina and 46%-33% in Virginia, according to new NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls.
The results represent increasing margins for Clinton in each of those four states, compared with polling conducted before the conventions and all the leads are outside each poll’s margin of sampling error. The polls also tested four-way matchups including Gary Johnson and Jill Stein and found that the margin between Clinton and Trump holds when the third party candidates are included.

Michelle Obama's Brother Craig Robinson Hired by Milwaukee Bucks

Michelle Obama’s Brother Craig Robinson Hired By Milwaukee Bucks:

The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Craig Robinson—the brother of first lady Michelle Obama—as their vice president of player and organizational development, according to the team.

Robinson will bring coaching experience to his new position after serving as head coach at Brown (2006-2008) and Oregon State (2008-2014). He went 124-133 in his coaching career, though he never reached the NCAA tournament.

He also worked as a college basketball analyst for ESPNU after being hired in 2014.

To date, JR has revealed four massive installations, each of which pay tribute to Olympic athletes: a swimmer in Guanabara Bay, a diver at Barra Beach, a crescent moon atop a residence for artists, and a high-jumper bending back over a building in the Flamengo neighborhood.

Rio 2016: Giant Figures Take Over The City For The Olympic Games:

Rio de Janeiro has been taken over by giants.

A massive high jumper floats over a highrise building, while in the city’s Barra neighborhood, a colossal figure glides gracefully into the seawater.
Or at least, that’s what French street artist JR wants you to see.
In celebration of this year’s Olympic Games, the artist, who is widely known for his public art installations, has covered the streets of the host city in large-scale art installations.
Each depicts an Olympic athlete turning the city into their own personal playground.

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