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Aug 01, 2021

New Zealand Apologizes For 1970s Immigration Raids That Targeted Pacific Islanders
Almost 50 years later, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has formally apologized for the early morning operation that came to be known as the Dawn Raids.

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Aug 01, 2021

Belarusian Olympian Says She Was Forcibly Taken To Airport After Criticizing Coaches
Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya told reporters that she was pleading for help from Japanese police at the airport and will not return home to Belarus.

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Aug 01, 2021

Florida Reports A New Record With More Than 21,000 COVID-19 Cases On Saturday
Florida is quickly becoming the country's epicenter for COVID-19 as the state saw a 50% increase over the last week in new cases.

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Aug 01, 2021

Marcell Jacobs Wins The Men's 100 Meter, Inheriting The Crown From Usain Bolt
Jacobs beat his personal best time and put his star solidly on the map in the blazing fast race. The U.S.'s Fred Kerley, who is 26 and from San Antonio, took silver.

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Aug 01, 2021

U.S. Golfer Xander Schauffele Wins Gold At Tokyo Olympics
Schauffele won the men's golf competition by one stroke over Slovakia's Rory Sabbatini. Schauffele said he would deliver the gold medal to his father who once dreamed of being an Olympic decathlete.

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Aug 01, 2021

Sunisa Lee Takes Bronze In The Olympic Uneven Bars Final
Lee flipped and twisted from bar to bar in a sparkly blue leotard. She smiled and looked confident as she walked off the mat, and seemed a little surprised at her score.

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Aug 01, 2021

U.S. Gymnast MyKayla Skinner Medals In An Event She Didn't Expect To Compete In
Skinner was tapped to compete in the vault individual final after Simone Biles, the greatest gymnast in the world, withdrew from the competition to focus on her mental health.

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Aug 01, 2021

Out-And-Proud Raven 'Hulk' Saunders Takes Silver In Women's Shot Put
Saunders said she's been open about her mental health struggles so others don't feel alone. It's also why she wears her identities so proudly as a gay Black woman.

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Aug 01, 2021

Western Wildfires May Take Weeks To Months To Contain
The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon, the country's largest active blaze, could reach full containment in October. Until then, officials say, wildfire conditions will only continue to intensify.

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Jul 31, 2021

Simone Biles Withdraws From Floor, Still Might Compete In Balance Beam
"Simone has withdrawn from the event final for floor and will make a decision on beam later this week," USA Gymnastics said. "Either way, we're all behind you, Simone."

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Jul 31, 2021

Caeleb Dressel Is Leaving Tokyo With Five Olympic Gold Medals
It's been an astonishingly successful Games for the 24-year-old from Florida. He added two gold medals to his haul from the Tokyo Olympics, departing the Games with five golds.

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Jul 31, 2021

Why DoorDash Drivers Are On Strike
Having organized on TikTok, Reddit and Facebook, many DoorDash drivers around the country logged off the app on Saturday. Drivers are demanding tip transparency and higher pay.

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Jul 31, 2021

Disqualified Nigerian Athletes Protest At Olympic Village
Ten of Nigeria's 23 Olympic athletes were ruled ineligible after officials determined they had not received the required number of drug tests in the months leading up to the Tokyo Games.

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Jul 31, 2021

MyKayla Skinner Will Compete For Simone Biles In Women's Vault Finals
The 24-year-old was an alternate for the women's team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Sunday will be her last chance to compete at the Olympic level before retiring from gymnastics.

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Jul 31, 2021

An Australian Gold Medalist Invited Her Bronze-Winning Teammate To Share The Podium
After winning her second gold medal, swimmer Kaylee McKeown invited Emily Seebohm to share the top step of the podium. "It was quite emotional. She had some tears in her eyes, so did I," McKeown says.

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Jul 31, 2021

Tokyo's New COVID-19 Infections Hit A Record Again, Topping 4,000 For The First Time
Daily infections are nearly quadruple the numbers reported just a week ago. Japan's prime minister, who has denied the Olympics are to blame, has extended a state of emergency to the end of August.

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Jul 31, 2021

Novak Djokovic, The World's No. 1 Tennis Player, Fails To Medal At The Olympics
Serbia's Djokovic loses to Spain's Pablo Carreño Busta, ending his chances of winning a bronze in Tokyo. "I gave it all, whatever I had left in the tank, which was not so much," Djokovic says.

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Jul 31, 2021

Russians Tied To The SolarWinds Cyberattack Hacked Federal Prosecutors, DOJ Says
Russian hackers broke into email accounts of prominent federal prosecutors' offices last year, the Justice Department says. A former prosecutor says such accounts often transmit sensitive information.

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Jul 31, 2021

Russia's 'Foreign Agent' Law Targets Journalists, Activists, Even Ordinary Citizens
The recently expanded law says that freelance journalists, YouTube bloggers and practically anyone else who receives money from abroad and voices a political opinion can be considered a foreign agent.

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Jul 31, 2021

Elaine Thompson-Herah Is Crowned The Fastest Woman In The World At The Tokyo Games
Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica has won the fastest women's track race at the Tokyo Games in Olympic record time. She was the defending gold medalist in this event. Jamaica swept the final.

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Jul 31, 2021

Opinion: New Jersey Renames Its Rest Stops As A Nation Rethinks Monuments
New Jersey will honor nine of its most illustrious citizens by slapping their names on rest stops along the turnpike. Scott Simon muses over what becomes a legend most.

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Jul 31, 2021

Ravi Told George, They Told The World: The Birth Of The Celebrity Benefit Concert
50 years ago, on August 1, 1971, the Concert for Bangladesh, led by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, raised funds — and awareness — for Bengali refugees. What's the legacy of this landmark event?

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Jul 31, 2021

There's Vaccine Drama In Arkansas, Where Rates Are Low And Everyone Has An Opinion
The state has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S. And this weekend, 80,000 doses will expire because of lack of demand. The campaign is on to get people to sign up.

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Jul 31, 2021

This Utah Adventure Town Wants To Put The Brakes On Promoting Itself
Tourists are visiting national parks and surrounding public lands in record numbers this summer, which is causing some overwhelmed national park gateway towns to rethink their promotion strategies.

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Jul 31, 2021

At The 'Quarantine Hotel,' Olympians Deal With Isolation And Shattered Dreams
Some of the athletes who tested positive for the coronavirus were first-time Olympians. They all must wait in a "quarantine hotel" for up to 10 days and watch their teammates compete without them.

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Jul 31, 2021

American BMX Racer Connor Fields Remains In Tokyo Hospital After Olympic Crash
The defending gold medalist crashed during a semifinal heat on Friday. He suffered a brain hemorrhage and a broken rib, and spent the night in intensive care.

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Jul 31, 2021

A Research Vessel Found SpongeBob Look-Alikes A Mile Under The Ocean's Surface
A photo of a real-life sponge and starfish hanging out together delighted the internet. But "the reality is a little crueler than perhaps a cartoon would suggest," says the researcher who posted it.

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Jul 31, 2021

A Research Vessel Found SpongeBob Lookalikes A Mile Under The Ocean's Surface
A photo of a real-life sponge and starfish hanging out together delighted the internet. "The reality is a little crueler than perhaps a cartoon would suggest," says the researcher who posted it.

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Jul 31, 2021

As COVID Concern Grows In Kansas, So Does Confusion Over Who Is In Charge
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, has been hesitant to issue any statewide mandates without a ruling from the state Supreme Court on her powers. Counties aren't jumping at the opportunity either.

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Jul 30, 2021

The U.S. Men's Fencing Team Wore Pink Face Masks To Protest Their Own Teammate
The three-man team hasn't been shy about their feelings regarding Alen Hadzic, who's been accused of sexual misconduct dating back to 2013.

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Jul 30, 2021

USA's Katie Ledecky Three-Peats And Wins Olympic Gold Again In 800 Meter Freestyle
American swimmer Katie Ledecky has won Olympic gold again in the 800 meter freestyle. She repeated her gold medal swim at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio de Olympics to win at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Jul 30, 2021

USA's Katie Ledecky Three-Peats And Wins Olympic Gold Again In 800-Meter Freestyle
U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky has won Olympic gold again in the 800-meter freestyle. She repeated her gold medal swim at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics to win at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Jul 30, 2021

Caeleb Dressel Breaks His Own World Record In 100 Meter Butterfly At The Olympics
The 24-year-old led for the entire two-lap sprint and clocked it in 49.45 seconds. After winning, he celebrated with his closest competitor, Kristof Milak from Hungary.

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Jul 30, 2021

Caeleb Dressel Breaks His Own World Record In 100-Meter Butterfly At The Olympics
The 24-year-old led for the entire two-lap sprint and clocked it in 49.45 seconds. After winning, he celebrated with his closest competitor, Kristof Milak from Hungary.

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Jul 30, 2021

Simone Biles Withdraws From The Vault And Uneven Bars Finals At The Olympics
"After further consultation with medical staff, Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the event finals for vault and the uneven bars," USA Gymnastics said.

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Jul 30, 2021

All The Olympic Firsts That Happened In The First Week Of Competition
It's already been a historic Games and it's not over yet.

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Jul 30, 2021

Say Hello To The Tokyo Olympic Robots
The field support robot will be fetching after all sorts of objects during the weekend's track and field events. It's one of several robots designed to make the Games more user-friendly and efficient.

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Jul 30, 2021

Broadway Shows Will Reopen But Only If You're Vaccinated And Masked
Producers announced the requirements will be in place at least through October. There are exceptions for people, such as children under 12, who can't get vaccinations.

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Jul 30, 2021

Raven Saunders Goes Into 'Joker' Mode At Tokyo Olympics
"That's so Raven," USA Track & Field tweeted as it shared an image of the U.S. shot put star.

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Jul 30, 2021

Vaccinated People Can Spread Delta Variant, Suggests Data Behind The CDC Mask Advice
In an outbreak in Provincetown, Mass., three-quarters of cases occurred in fully vaccinated people. The study's findings suggest that vaccinated people infected with Delta can transmit the virus.

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Jul 30, 2021

Vaccinated People Can Spread Delta Variant, Suggests Data Behind The CDC Mask Guidance
In an outbreak in Provincetown, Mass., three-quarters of cases occurred in fully vaccinated people. The study's findings suggest that vaccinated people infected with delta can transmit the virus.

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Jul 30, 2021

Vaccinated People With Breakthrough Infections Can Spread The Delta Variant, CDC Says
In an outbreak in Provincetown, Mass., three-quarters of cases occurred in fully vaccinated people. The study's findings suggest that vaccinated people infected with delta can transmit the virus.

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Jul 30, 2021

A Justice Department Ruling Paves The Way For A House Panel To Get Trump's Taxes
The Justice Department said the Treasury Department "must furnish" the Trump tax materials to House lawmakers. But it's far from clear that the information will become public.

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Jul 30, 2021

Unvaccinated Swimmer Goes Maskless During Olympic Interviews. Officials Say That's OK
American Michael Andrew isn't wearing a mask while speaking to journalists. He says it's hard to breath after a race. U.S. Olympic officials first said he broke protocol, but then said it's allowed.

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Jul 30, 2021

Unvaccinated U.S. Swimmer Goes Maskless During Olympic Interviews. Officials Allow It
American Michael Andrew isn't wearing a mask while speaking to journalists. He says it's hard to breathe after a race. U.S. Olympic officials initially said he broke protocol, but then said it's OK.

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Jul 30, 2021

Notes Show Trump Pressed The Justice Department To Declare The 2020 Election Corrupt
New documents released by the House Oversight Committee log a telephone conversation between Justice Department leaders and then-President Donald Trump in December 2020.

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Jul 30, 2021

Back To The Office? Not Yet. Companies Scramble To Adjust To The Delta Variant
September was expected to be the month of mass returns to the office. Now the surging extra-contagious coronavirus variant has employers wondering what to do.

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Jul 30, 2021

DOJ Sues Texas Governor Over Using State Troopers To Turn Back Migrants
The Biden administration asked the court to prevent state troopers from stopping vehicles carrying migrants on grounds that they may spread COVID-19.

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Jul 30, 2021

DOJ Threatens To Sue Texas Governor Over Using State Troopers To Turn Back Migrants
A new order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that allows state troopers to stop and turn around vehicles carrying migrants to curb the spread of COVID-19 drew a threat of a Justice Department lawsuit.

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Jul 30, 2021

Why Sweat Is A Human Superpower
Sweat is an 'evolutionary marvel,' says Sarah Everts. the author of The Joy of Sweat. In her new book, Everts delves into the science of perspiration and how this trait has enabled humans to thrive.

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Jul 30, 2021

An Outbreak Of The Coronavirus Delta Variant Has Spread To 15 Chinese Cities
China is battling to stem the spread of new cases tied to the more infectious variant. Nearly 200 people have been infected since last week, when a case was detected at an international airport.

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Jul 30, 2021

Australian Troops Will Help Enforce A Coronavirus Lockdown In Sydney
About 300 unarmed soldiers are joining local police in the city of 6 million to enforce coronavirus restrictions as authorities try to quell a new outbreak linked to the delta variant.

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Jul 30, 2021

First Lady Jill Biden Undergoes Successful Procedure On Her Foot
Jill Biden reportedly stepped on an object on a beach in Hawaii last weekend ahead of two official events there. She was in Hawaii after attending the start of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Jul 30, 2021

First Lady Jill Biden Undergoes Successful Procedure To Remove Debris From Her Foot
Jill Biden reportedly stepped on an object on a beach in Hawaii last weekend ahead of two official events there. She was in Hawaii after attending the start of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Jul 30, 2021

A Judo Legend Just Took Bronze After What Might Be The Biggest Upset In Judo History
French judo athlete Teddy Riner, a 6 foot 8 two-time gold medalist known as "Big Ted," has dominated his sport for a decade. It was a shock when he lost in a quarterfinal fight.

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Jul 30, 2021

NBA Ceremonially Drafts Terrence Clarke, A Rising Star Who Died In An April Car Crash
Earlier this year, the basketball guard was preparing for the NBA draft after completing his freshman year at the University of Kentucky. He had signed to an agency associated with LeBron James.

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Jul 30, 2021

See These Swimmers Share A Sweet Hug After South Africa Takes Gold And A World Record
In addition to smashing a longtime world record, Tatjana Schoenmaker took home South Africa's first gold medal of the Tokyo Games.

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Jul 30, 2021

U.S. Women's Soccer Beats The Netherlands And Advances To Olympic Semifinals
This means they'll head to the semifinal. The U.S. is trying to become the first reigning Women's World Cup champion to win Olympic gold.

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Jul 30, 2021

U.S. Women's Soccer Is Tied 2-2 In A Must-Win Olympic Game Against The Netherlands
If they lose today, they'll go home. If they win, they'll advance to the semifinal. The U.S. is trying to become the first reigning Women's World Cup champion to ever take Olympic gold.

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Jul 30, 2021

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Beats The Netherlands And Advances To Olympic Semifinals
This means they'll head to the semifinal. The U.S. is trying to become the first reigning Women's World Cup champion to win Olympic gold.

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Jul 30, 2021

U.S. Women's Basketball Continues Olympic Dominance Against Japan
The U.S. defeated Japan 86-69 in group play. It's a record 51st straight win for the top-ranked U.S. dating to the 1992 Games. The Americans are going for their 7th straight Olympic gold medal.

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Jul 30, 2021

Novak Djokovic's 'Golden Slam' Dreams Are Crushed With Olympic Semifinal Elimination
The Serbian star was beaten in the men's tennis semifinal by Germany's Alexander Zverev. It means he won't make history by winning all four major tournaments and Olympic gold in a single year.

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Jul 30, 2021

Get $100 For A Vaccine? Cash Incentives Work For Some, Others Not So Much
President Biden has called on states and localities to offer $100 to people who get vaccinated. Many states have already offered cash incentives, with varying results.

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Jul 30, 2021

Defending BMX Olympic Gold Medalist Connor Fields Is Hospitalized After A Bad Crash
Fields, who took gold in BMX racing at the 2016 Olympic Games, came down wrong from a jump and suffered a horrific crash. A Team USA doctor says Fields is stable and awaiting further evaluation.

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Jul 30, 2021

Was It 'Reasonable' To Ship 81 Million Opioid Pills To This Small West Virginia City?
As a landmark federal opioid trial nears completion, West Virginia communities are demanding $2.5 billion in compensation. Drug firms say they acted responsibly in shipping millions of pills.

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Jul 30, 2021

A New Tunnel Is Spotted At A Chinese Nuclear Test Site
Satellite imagery showing a new tunnel comes just weeks after the discovery of two new nuclear missile fields in other parts of China.

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Jul 30, 2021

The Philippine President Says Long-Standing Security Pact With The U.S. Can Continue
The decision was announced Friday in Manila by Philippines Defense Sec. Delfin Lorenzana and U.S. counterpart Lloyd Austin. U.S. military presence in the region is seen as a counterbalance to China.

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Jul 29, 2021

Former Sen. Carl Levin Dies At 87
During his 36-year career, the Michigan Democrat was best known for leading the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee.

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Jul 29, 2021

The CDC Says The Delta Variant Has Changed The War Against COVID-19
The CDC information dated Thursday gives new details on this variant of the coronavirus and says the agency should "acknowledge that the war has changed." It was first reported by The Washington Post.

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Jul 29, 2021

A CDC Document Gives New Details On Just How Dangerous The Delta Variant Really Is
The CDC information dated Thursday gives new details on this variant of the coronavirus and says the agency should "acknowledge that the war has changed." It was first reported by The Washington Post.

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Jul 29, 2021

There's A Psychology Lesson Behind Why Olympic Bronze Medalists Are So Happy
Researchers say it may be counterintuitive because silver medalists perform better, but a study shows that third place winners tend to express more happiness after an Olympic event.

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Jul 29, 2021

Why Bronze Medalists Are Likely Happier Than Those Who Win Silver
Researchers say it may be counterintuitive because silver medalists perform better, but a study shows that third place winners tend to express more happiness after an Olympic event.

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Jul 29, 2021

Rep. Bass Downplays Role Of Qualified Immunity In Stalled Police Reform Bill
Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., a lead negotiator trying to forge an agreement over a policing bill, talked about the status of the legislation.

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Jul 29, 2021

Olympics Spoilers Are Frustrating. Here's How You Can Avoid Them
Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of the U.S. East Coast, allowing spoilers to slip through and upsetting those who want to watch the games later in prime time. Here are some ways you can try to block the news.

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Jul 29, 2021

Parents Are Asking TikTok For Access To The Videos Their Kids Are Watching
More than 12,000 parents have signed a petition asking TikTok CEO Vanessa Pappas to introduce "mirror" accounts so parents can track how their kids are influenced on the platform.

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Jul 29, 2021

The Navy Accuses A Sailor Of Starting One Of Its Worst Ship Fires Outside Of Combat
The USS Bonhomme Richard burned for more than four days and later was scrapped. Estimates to replace it ran up to $4 billion. The name of the sailor who was charged was not released.

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Jul 29, 2021

7 Things To Look For As Track And Field Begins At The Olympics
For the first time since 2004, there will be no Usain Bolt scorching the track. That means a new generation of speed demons is looking to make its mark.

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Jul 29, 2021

A Tech Firm Has Blocked Some Governments From Using Its Spyware Over Misuse Claims
The Israeli firm is under scrutiny after reports its products were used by countries seeking to spy on dissidents and leaders

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Jul 29, 2021

NSO Employee Says Company Has Suspended Some Contracts After Spyware Revelations
The Israeli firm is under scrutiny after reports its products were used by countries seeking to spy on dissidents and leaders

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Jul 29, 2021

Harvey Weinstein Tries And Fails To Have Several Sexual Assault Charges Dismissed
Weinstein's lawyers had asked a judge to throw out three of the sexual assault charges against him. The judge let two stand but agreed that a third should be amended and sent back to the grand jury.

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Jul 29, 2021

Tokyo's Coronavirus Cases Are Soaring, But Japan's PM Says The Games Are Not To Blame
Daily coronavirus cases in Tokyo have set records for three days straight, but Japan's prime minister denies that the Olympic Games are causing the spike.

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Jul 29, 2021

Tokyo's COVID Cases Are Soaring, But Japan's PM Says The Olympics Are Not To Blame
Daily coronavirus cases in Tokyo have set records for three days straight, but Japan's prime minister denies that the Olympic Games are to blame.

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Jul 29, 2021

Simone Biles' Olympic Sponsors Praise Her For Putting Mental Health First
Visa called her brave; Athleta said it was inspired by her leadership. Business analysts said her value to companies is greater as an influencer than as a competitor.

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Jul 29, 2021

Congress Approves $2.1 Billion Emergency Funding Bill For Capitol Police
With possible furloughs weeks away, the House and Senate passed a funding bill for the Capitol Police. It also has money for Afghan refugees who face danger with the U.S. military leaving the country.

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Jul 29, 2021

Johnson & Johnson Targeted Black Women With Products Linked To Cancer, Lawsuit Says
The complaint claims the New Jersey-based company made Black women a "central part" of its business strategy but failed to warn them about the potential dangers of the powder products it was selling.

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Jul 29, 2021

Israel Is Offering Its Older Citizens A 3rd COVID-19 Shot As Infections Rise
The country will offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60. The announcement makes Israel the first country to offer a third dose of a Western vaccine to its citizens on a wide scale.

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Jul 29, 2021

Dominican Merengue Star Johnny Ventura Dies At 81
The musician rose to fame in the 1960s and '70s, bringing global attention to his hip-shaking style of music.

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Jul 29, 2021

A New Alzheimer's Drug Comes With Lots Of Questions About How To Use It
Weeks after the Food and Drug Administration approved the Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm, doctors are struggling to figure out who should get the drug and how to use it safely.

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Jul 29, 2021

The Federal Government Is Making HIV Prevention Treatment Free — But There's A Catch
The brand-name version of the once-daily pill that is 99% effective at preventing HIV used to cost upwards of $1,800 a month. Federal guidance now makes getting the drug with insurance cheeper.

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Jul 29, 2021

Climate Change Is Driving Deadly Weather Disasters From Arizona To Mumbai
There's been about two degrees Fahrenheit of warming so far worldwide. That may sound like a small number, but scientists say it's enough to make extreme weather events much more common.

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Jul 29, 2021

Pandemic Protocols In Tokyo Have Given Us An Adorable New Olympic Tradition
A COVID concession to the podium process may actually make for a beautiful new Olympic tradition.

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Jul 29, 2021

Newport Folk Festival Returns, In A Year Defined By Uncertainty
After a silent year in which artists were sent grants instead of invitations to perform, the beloved festival was determined to go on this year, as carefully as possible. And how possible is that?

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Jul 29, 2021

Disney Will Begin Requiring Masks Again Indoors At Its Theme Parks In The U.S.
With cases of the coronavirus back on the rise in Florida and California, guests two years of age and older at Disney World and Disneyland will again be required to don masks starting on Friday.

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Jul 29, 2021

Biden Hopes To Boost COVID Vaccination Rates By Focusing On Federal Workers
The federal workforce is one group of Americans President Biden can more directly influence. Under the expected rules, workers would need to get vaccinated or wear a mask and get tested regularly.

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Jul 29, 2021

Biden Hopes To Jolt COVID Vaccination Rates By Focusing On Federal Workers
The federal workforce is one group of Americans President Biden can more directly influence. Under the expected rules, workers would need to get vaccinated or wear a mask and get tested regularly.

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Jul 29, 2021

Simone Biles Got The 'Twisties' At The Tokyo Olympics. Here's What That Means
When Simone Biles withdrew during the women's gymnastics team final following her vault on Sunday, she said she wasn't physically injured but suffered from a phenomenon called "the twisties."

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Jul 29, 2021

German Cycling Director Is Being Sent Home From Olympics Over Racist Slur
Germany's Olympic federation is firing Patrick Moster as the director of its cycling program, saying his words during a race Wednesday violate Olympic values.

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Jul 29, 2021

Saturn Will Soon Put On Its Best Show Of The Year. Here's Where And How To See It
Wipe the dust off your binoculars and extract the family telescope from the back of the closet: Saturn is about to put on its best and brightest show of the year — an act Jupiter will soon follow.

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Jul 29, 2021

At This Baltimore Museum, Security Guards Will Be The Ones Curating The Exhibit
Opening in March 2022, the new "Guarding the Art" exhibit will feature hidden gems selected by the museum's own security guards.

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Jul 29, 2021

Waiting For U.S. Visas, Afghan Interpreters Fear The Taliban
Thousands of Afghans who worked with U.S. forces were promised a U.S. visa in return. With American troops all but gone, it's unclear how the Biden administration will be able to keep that promise.

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