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Morning Headlines: Tuesday, July 30

The Morning Joe headlines for Tuesday, July 30. Full story

Gay activists call for boycott of 2014 Olympics – and Russian vodka

In response to Russia's sweeping anti-gay legislation, LGBT activists are calling for a boycott of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi and the country's most enjoyed export. But, some openly gay athletes still want to compete. Full story

Skiers train in Alaska for Olympics

  Nordic skiers train on Alaska's Eagle Glacier for upcoming Olympics. KTUU's Kari Bustamante reports.

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NBC interviews Kerrigan for Olympics

PBT: DeMarcus Cousins embracing his second chance with USA Basketball

Krzyzewski begins the quest for third gold

The 2014 Olympics: Should the US attend?

Graham calls for US to boycott 2014 Olympics over Snowden

Idaho town, farmers aim to bust dam to help fish

Olympic lobbying bandwagon heads to Africa

Olympians and old blazers on show at English regatta

Madrid shines in 2020 bid presentations

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  Wall Streeters trade suits for sneakers for charity

Dan O’Brien, the 1996 decathlon Olympic gold medalist and cancer survivor Robert Befumo talk about the upcoming RBC Decathlon. Hundreds from Wall Street will be participating to raise money for pediatric cancer research.

  Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay crusade

Tony award-winning playwright Harvey Fierstein says we can no longer be silent about Russian President Vladimir Putin's new laws that strip the rights of not only gay people in Russia, but pro-gay tourists who visit the country.

  Hear ye, hear ye!

Rachel Maddow has a correction to make concerning last night’s report about the British town crier who helped ring in yesterday’s Royal birth.   

  Apolo Ohno makes Hoda Kotb, Carson Daly shake junk in trunk

Apolo Anton Ohno, the most decorated winter Olympian and host of the Game Show Network show “Minute To Win It,” challenges TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and guest co-host Carson Daly with an amusing ping pong ball game called Junk In The Trunk.

  Lindsey Graham wants to boycott 2014 olympics

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wants the U.S. to boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia because of NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

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