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Why I have good reason to worry when I go to the World Cup in Brazil

It's part of the ritual of big sporting events. In the run-up, there's always a bit of worry about whether all the venues will be ready in time. But in Brazil, which is hosting this year's World Cup soccer tournament, that worry is more like an anxiety attack right now. And since I'm planning to travel to Brazil for the World Cup this summer, I'm feeling some of that anxiety too.

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Protests mar Olympic torch lighting

Pro-Tibet protests disrupted the lighting of the Olympic torch today in Greece, but the torch now goes on 5-month relay before arriving in Beijing and it will make one stop in North America - San Francisco

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Pollution in Beijing

Host Marco Werman talks to The World's Beijing Correspondent, Mary Kay Magistad, whose view from her apartment window stretches only one block, thanks to the smog that's enveloping the city.

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U.S. vs. China in Olympic basketball

The U.S. men's basketball opener vs. China on Sunday will be one of the most-watched Olympic events, and the players on both teams are under pressure to do well during the Games, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.

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China's track star leaves race

China's top track athlete Liu Xiang dropped out of a hurdles race in Beijing today. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to correspondent Mary Kay Magistad about Liu Xiang and other Olympics news.