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Freestyle phenomenon Katie Ledecky is on her way to the Rio Olympics after blazing to victory in the 400m freestyle at the US swimming trials in 3min 58.98sec. Seizing the race by the throat, Ledecky was more than two seconds under the pace of the world record of 3:58.37 she set at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia in 2014. "I could tell I was tightening up a little bit, but just knowing I had to get my hand to the wall pushed me through that," Ledecky said, admitting that she had trouble sleeping in anticipation of her first race of the trials despite her dominance of the past two years.
The United States has complained to Russia about a mounting campaign of harassment and intimidation of American diplomats and their families in Moscow, the State Department said. Among those to raise objections, US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin in March, State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said. "Over the past two years, harassment and surveillance of our diplomatic personnel in Moscow by security personnel and traffic police have increased significantly," she told reporters during a news conference.