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Athlete Sells Rio Medal to Help 3-Year-Old With Eye Cancer

Poland's Piotr Malachowski makes an attempt in the men's discus throw final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Poland's Piotr Malachowski makes an attempt in the men's discus throw final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

WARSAW, Poland—Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has sold the silver medal he won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to help pay for the medication...




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  • Afghan security forces stand guard after an attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. The attack has ended, a senior police officer said Thursday, after several people were killed. Kabul police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the dead included one guard, and that about 700 students had been rescued. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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  • Port Huron, MI. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen via Wikimedia)

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  • This is a Aug. 17, 2016  file photo of  the Airlander 10, during its maiden flight at Cardington airfield  England , The Airlander 10   crashed during its second test flight in Wednesday Aug. 24, 2016, but manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles said no-one was injured. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

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  • FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday July, 2016, Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen speaks to members of the media at his compound, in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Gulen of orchestrating the failed military coup attempt in Turkey, by placing his followers into positions of power decades ago. Gulen denies any involvement. (AP Photo/Chris Post, FILE)

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