WON. By LANCE ARMSTRONG, 33, U.S. cyclist; a record seventh consecutive Tour de France title; by 4 minutes, 40 seconds over Ivan Basso of Italy; in his last professional competition; in Paris. Of the race that defined his career, Armstrong, who announced his planned retirement in April, said, "Vive le Tour forever."

RESIGNING. HONG SEOK HYUN, 55, South Korean Ambassador to the U.S.; amid a scandal surrounding the country's 1997 presidential election; in Seoul. He announced his resignation after a local TV station claimed it had obtained part of a recorded conversation between Hong, then publisher...

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