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US Drops Boston's Embattled Bid to Host 2024 Olympics

In the face of intense public opposition, the U.S. Olympic Committee said on Monday it was dropping its bid to put forth Boston as host for the 2024 Olympics, saying it hoped to find another city to compete to host the Summer Games. The move was met with relief by Massachusetts officials, who had faced an active opposition that argued city taxpayers would be left on the hook for much of the hefty price tag of the event, which had been estimated to cost more than $8.6 billion, including...

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