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Olympic champion Aries Merritt will go for world 110m hurdles gold in Beijing on Friday just a few days before he undergoes a kidney transplant. The brave bid by the world record-holder, who will receive a kidney from his sister on Tuesday, highlights day seven at the world championships along with a wide-open women's 200m. Merritt ended 2012 with an Olympic gold medal and a world-record time of 12.80, but a year later was told he may never run again after being diagnosed with a rare kidney disease.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds.