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Burundi Robotics Team Missing After Competition in Washington

Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after competing in an international competition in Washington. Police tweeted missing person fliers Wednesday asking for help finding the teens last seen in the area of the FIRST Global Challenge around the time of Tuesday’s final matches. The competition attracted teams of teenagers from more than 150 nations. The Washington Post reports that competition organizers said in a statement that the team’s mentor couldn’t find the group of six students and reports were submitted to police. Police reports…

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Chess Legend Kasparov Picks St. Louis Competition for Return

Chess legend Garry Kasparov didn’t need any arm-twisting to be persuaded to return to competition next month in St. Louis. In fact, it was Kasparov’s idea. The man who dominated chess for two decades has been retired from competitive play since 2005. But Kasparov will compete against many of the world’s best players at the inaugural St. Louis Rapid and Blitz tournament August 14-19.   “I think it’s quite a compliment to the city of St. Louis that he would choose this venue to come back,” said billionaire Rex Sinquefield,…

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