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US groups urge Russia Olympics boycott

Gay rights groups in US call on national team not to take part in winter games over new anti-homosexual laws.

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The controversy over Russia's new anti-gay propaganda laws is spilling over to the upcoming winter Olympics, which Moscow is set to host.
 
Several gay rights groups in the US are calling for the national team to boycott the Sochi games.
 
Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New Jersey.

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