Katherine Lanpher

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The Olympic events you haven't heard of

The BBC's Ollie Williams takes The Takeaway behind the scenes of The Games in Beijing, including the story of the gold-winning Thai weightlifter Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon, who believes she had luck on her side because she changed her name. A fortune-teller told the former Chanpim Kantatian, 'If you change your name, you will win the gold.'

Global Politics

The latest from the campaign trail

When former Senator John Edwards endorsed Barack Obama back in May, it was seen as a boon for Obama's support among white working-class voters. Now that Edwards is in the throes of a sex scandal, what will those voters do? Guest: Ben Smith, reporter for Politico.com