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Why have the American men's tennis stars disappeared?

Another year at the US Open is nearly over — and it will be another year without an American keeping the men's title at home. In fact, only two Americans are left among tennis' top 50 men, and neither is a serious major contender. Sadly, it doesn't look like this decline is going to end any time soon.

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Zero emissions race

You need a pretty big battery to drive an electric car for hundreds of miles a day. That's what participants in the 'Zero Emissions Race' did. The race began last August and ended today in a Swiss city that we want you to name…

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Olympic torch trouble

Sarah Elzas reports that the Paris leg of the Olympic torch relay was cut short today after anti-China protests disrupted the event; such protests are expected all along the torch's path to Beijing.

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Algae in China threatens Olympic sailing

An algae bloom off the coast of China is the latest threat to the Olympics. Authorities are scrambling to get rid of it, to allow sailing and windsurfing events to go ahead. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Mary Kay Magistad in Beijing.

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Global Hit - Zhou Yunpeng

Some Beijingers are tired of the Olympics before they've even begun. A Chinese folksinger named Zhou Yunpeng is singing their tune. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.

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Olympic turf rolling in

Now that the ceremonies are over, the grass can go in. We hear from the man in charge of putting it in -- John "Trey" Rogers, Turf Science Professor at Michigan State University.

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China and Japan play ball

China and Japan don't always display good sportsmanship when their respective sports teams play each other, but Chinese fans were remarkably well-behaved today as their Olympic baseball team was trounced by Japan. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.

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Iraq's Paralympics team

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on Iraq's Paralympic Team, which is competing in Beijing. Many of the team's members have been affected by the current war in their country, though some were wounded in previous conflicts, such as the Iran-Iraq War.

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Global Hit

The World's Laura Lynch profiles pop singer Henry Olonga. He's a former cricket star from Zimbabwe, but a single act of defiance against the government there ended his career and sent him into exile in London. Now he's fighting back with music.