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How do you top winning a major marathon? Win four of them

Tatyana McFadden made history this weekend — winning the New York City marathon to take home the Gram Slam of the world's four major marathons : New York, Boston, London and Chicago. McFadden, who was born in Russia and raised in the United States, is the first person to win a marathon Grand Slam.

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Rising star Koji Uehara could be the Red Sox's ace for the World Series

Pitching will be key in the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. Some fans say the Cardinals have a slight advantage when its comes to their roster of starting pitchers. But the Red Sox have an ace in the bullpen — Japanese relief pitcher Koji Uehara, with his fastball and two-fingered splitter to confound Cardinal batters in the late innings.

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Climate Change

Why 2020 is a key year for climate action

The UN climate report found that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) this century is still technically possible. But to keep that possibility alive, the world would have to cut its global greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 45% from 2010 levels by 2030.

UN climate summit asks for 'specific actions' to hit Paris targets

Secretary-General António Guterres has asked countries to come to the UN summit with specific plans for how they intend to cut carbon emissions in line with the most recent science, which says global greenhouse gas emissions must fall 45% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.