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A riot during the Olympic torch relay cast a shadow over the Rio Games starting in just over a week Thursday, marking a new low in a ritual that had been meant to unite Brazil. The torch is nearing the end of a 300-city relay that will end with the lighting of the Olympic flame in the Maracana stadium at the opening ceremony on August 5. In Angra dos Reis, a coastal resort south of Rio, crowds angry over lack of public transport and nearly bankrupt Rio state's late payment of salaries fought with police at the torch parade late Wednesday.
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Police officers in Massachusetts are upset the mayor of this largely white, historically working class Boston suburb is refusing to remove a Black Lives Matter banner that has hung over City Hall for nearly a year.