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Despite Protests, Political Woes and Mishaps, Brazil Celebrates Olympic Opening

Riot police in Rio de Janiero broke up a small protest Friday just hours before the opening ceremonies for Brazil's Olympic Games. Police used tear gas and stun grenades to subdue the group of a few hundred protesters denouncing what they said was corruption and overspending in preparation for the games, while Brazil struggles through an economic downturn. Protester Henrique Mena told The Associated Press on Friday: "People are using the Olympic Games as a justification to...

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