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By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro ordered shops closed in one of its biggest slums early Thursday, defying efforts to restore order to the city's vast shantytowns and renewing safety concerns in Brazil as it prepares to host the World Cup and Olympics. Shops were shuttered and more than 5,400 children were turned away from school Thursday morning after traffickers, shouting from motorcycles, ordered a curfew following a shootout with police late
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By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - It was media day at the Indianapolis 500 on Thursday and Marco Andretti knew the question was coming before it was even asked. What about the Andretti curse? For Marco, grandson of former Formula One champion Mario Andretti and son of IndyCar champion and team owner Michael, the family name is both a blessing and curse when it comes to racing at the famed Brickyard. American motor racing royalty, the Andrettis have ruled over open wheel racing in the
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By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - They are the Indianapolis 500's odd couple. Crusty team owner A.J. Foyt, a 78-year old American motor racing legend and his driver Takuma Sato, an impeccably groomed 36-year-old from Tokyo who arrived in IndyCar from the glamour world of Formula One. They are a sweet and sour, East meets West fusion of cultures that enter Sunday's Indianapolis 500 as one of the favorites to reach victory lane at the famed Brickyard. ...