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Stories for the weekend.

Published Sat, Jul 15, 2017, 8:00 AM
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The Bump Of Cocaine That Destroyed An Olympic Dream
sports.vice.com
Eric Thompson was a high-jump prodigy with an Olympic future well within his reach, until one failed drug test locked him in a battle with doping authorities that ultimately changed his life.
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Rent Your Next Rolex
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If your taste for timepiece variety exceeds any rational budget, check out Eleven James. It's a one-of-a-kind luxury watch subscription platform. We're talking $10,000+ level luxury. Get three or six watches throughout a membership, each for three months at a time.
SAME AS IT EVER WAS
WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOU'RE ARMED
The Town Where Everyone Owns A Gun
theguardian.com
Nucla, Colorado, was founded by socialists before becoming a mining town. Now, as wealthy liberals with different values encroach, the town is fighting for its economic survival.
WEEK IN REVIEW
RED MARKS THE SPOT
The Week's Coolest Space Photos
digg.com
Every day satellites are zooming through space, snapping incredible pictures of Earth, the solar system, and outer space. Here are the highlights from this week.
MODERN-DAY KNIGHTS AND MORE
The Best Photography Of The Week
digg.com
Modern-day knights in combat, the "bothies" tucked in Britain's most unforgiving landscapes, and 15 celebrities on- and off-camera.
CLIMATE CHANGE, BOTS AND MORE
The Best Long Reads Of The Week
digg.com
Every week, we highlight the longform articles from recent days that we think you shouldn't miss.​ Here are this week's picks.
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You look up from your phone and — oh what's that? It's the weekend. Have a good one.