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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 olympic gamble

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing that foreign visitors to the Chinese capital have generally had a positive experience during the Olympics, despite lingering concerns over pollution and the lack of freedoms in China.

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Geo answer

Today's answer is Paris. It's the latest stop on Andy Pag's trip from Athens to London. Lisa Mullins speaks with Pag about the car he's using for the trip. It runs on vegetable oil.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Aegean Sea. The Britannic, which was a First World War hospital ship, sank in the Aegean Sea in 1916 after striking a German mine. The BBC's Malcolm Brabant reports that a company plans to offer submarine trips to the site of the wreck starting next year.