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"I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement to supporters, according to multiple news reports.
American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev, flying east over the Pacific Ocean, surpassed the previous record of just over 5,200 miles set in 1981 for gas-filled balloons.
Raif Badawi is being punished for insulting Islam. He was flogged Jan. 9, part of a sentence of 50 lashes a week for 20 weeks, along with a decade in prison. Two previous rounds were also canceled.
Jeptoo, the three-time winner of the Boston Marathon, tested positive for EPO, a performance-enhancing drug. Last year, she was well on her way to winning the World Marathon Majors championship.