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  • BRASILIA, April 18- Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff suffered a humiliating loss in a crucial impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress on Sunday and is almost certain to be forced from office months before the nation hosts the Olympics. Fireworks lit up the night sky in Brazil's megacities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro after the opposition...

  • World Bank Pres. on Zika

    We are trying to build a pandemic response system, says World Bank President Jim Yong Kim talking to CNBC's Sara Eisen about global health concerns, how to contain the spread of Zika, and the downside risks associated with the virus.

  • Zika ‘scarier than we initially thought’: CDC

    CNBC’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on comments by the CDC regarding women and traveling to the summer Olympics.

  • In this Aug. 3, 1984, file photo, Mary Lou Retton, of the United States, performs on the balance beam during the women's gymnastics individual all-around finals at the XXIII Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

    Mary Lou Retton pushed past her critics and became the first American woman to win a gold medal in gymnastics at the 1984 Olympic Games.

  • An aedes aegypti mosquitoe is seen inside a test tube as part of a research on preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at a control and prevention center in Guadalupe, neighbouring Monterrey, Mexico, March 8, 2016.

    Intrexon CEO tells CNBC's Power Lunch that he would not go to Brazil with Zika virus outbreak.

  • Wambach: My dream is a Title IX for businesses

    Abby Wambach, FIFA Women's World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, talks about the Olympic games in Rio this summer and fighting for gender pay equity.

  • Food Foundation's founder, Jamie Oliver, looks ahead to Brazil’s Olympics as it hopes to generate success, despite the country facing numerous economic and political challenges.

  • CNBC update: US Olympic Committee addresses Zika concerns

    U.S. Olympians heading to Rio to get expert advice on the Zika virus ahead of the Summer Games, an end to the Oregon standoff as last occupiers surrender, manslaughter charges raised in connection with 2015 Manhattan gas explosion, and scientists announce discovery of gravitational waves.

  • A worker fumigates the Sambadrome ahead of Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. The operation is part of the Health Ministry's efforts to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is thought to spread the Zika virus being blamed for causing birth defects.

    Tourism and travel-related stocks have taken a hit from worries surrounding the Zika virus.

  • Rendering of the winning design by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

    The latest winning design was drawn up by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, with the plan coming in under the proposed budget of $1.2 billion.

  • Oscar Pistorius eyes London business degree

    The Paralympic athlete is eyeing a London business degree, as he battles a murder conviction after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

  • *Also faces heavy losses from Ukraine investments. MOSCOW, Nov 27- A $20 billion bailout request from Russia's state development bank is raising questions about the running of a lender which helped fund the Sochi Olympics in 2014.. The descendent of a Soviet foreign trade bank, Vnesheconombank or VEB assumed a bigger role in 2007 when Russia designated it as the...

  • The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency has defended his handling of the Russian athletics scandal, the New York Times reports.

  • Pro snowboarder Chris Klug runs for organ donation charity

    Professional snowboarder Chris Klug is the founder of The Chris Klug Foundation & Donor Dudes, is the only Olympic medalist to ever win with an organ transplant.

  • Japanese toilets flush with pride

    Japan honors the country's top toilets.

  • LA goes for the Olympic Gold

    The USOC names Los Angeles for the 2024 Olympics bid.

  • L.A. seeks Olympic bid

    The U.S. Olympic Committee and Los Angeles near an agreement to name the city the U.S. candidate to host the 2024 Summer Games.

  • A message of congratulations is projected onto the Bird's Nest Olympic stadium as people gather after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing July 31, 2015.

    Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, which highlights a bigger problem—many cities don't think it's worth the cost.

  • 1 year until Rio Olympics

    Natalie Morales, NBC News, reports the details on the countdown to Rio Olympics.

  • Road to Rio 2016

    Three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings, beach volleyball player talks about going for the gold in the 2016 Olympic Games and balancing the role of mother, wife and Olympic athlete.