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Disney Will Begin Requiring Masks Again Indoors At Its Theme Parks In The U.S.

57 min 25 sec ago

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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Biden Hopes To Jolt COVID Vaccination Rates By Focusing On Federal Workers

1 hour 12 min ago

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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Simone Biles Got The 'Twisties' At The Tokyo Olympics. Here's What That Means

1 hour 26 min ago

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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German Cycling Director Is Being Sent Home From Olympics Over Racist Slur

1 hour 33 min ago

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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Saturn Will Soon Put On Its Best Show Of The Year. Here's Where And How To See It

1 hour 46 min ago

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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Waiting For U.S. Visas, Afghan Interpreters Fear The Taliban

3 hours 58 min ago

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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At This Baltimore Museum, Security Guards Will Be The Ones Curating The Exhibit

3 hours 58 min ago

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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Without Simone Biles, Sunisa Lee And Jade Carey Take The Mat At The Tokyo Olympics

4 hours 7 min ago

This competition has been defined by who isn't competing. U.S. star Simone Biles, the greatest gymnast of all time and the heavy favorite to win, pulled out to take care of her mental health.

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Ron Popeil, Pioneer Of "Wait...There's More!" Late-Night Infomercials, Is Dead At 86

4 hours 8 min ago

Ron Popeil was both a high-spirited inventor and yarn-spinning salesmen, amplified by the airwaves into millions of homes. He died Wednesday, July 28, according to his family.

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Biden Plan Will Try To Tackle Root Causes Of Migration From Central America

4 hours 57 min ago

Administration officials describe the plan as "the first of its kind," but much of the proposal is expanding on previous efforts that have done little to curb migration from Central America.

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As Gymnast Sunisa Lee Goes For Gold, Her Hometown Hmong Community Has Her Back

5 hours 20 min ago

Minnesota native Sunisa Lee is the first Hmong-American to make a U.S. Olympic team. This week the gymnast is competing for a gold medal in Tokyo.

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A Tsunami Warning Has Been Issued For Parts Of Alaska After An 8.2 Quake

5 hours 49 min ago

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake Wednesday evening was magnitude 8.2 and struck 56 miles east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, off the state's peninsula.

David Bowie, Travis Scott Inspired The Poems In This New Collection

5 hours 49 min ago

Poet Adrian Matejka used to be a DJ — and when he got stuck in pandemic-induced misery, it was music that lifted him up and helped him finish writing his latest book, Somebody Else Sold the World.

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A Texas GOP Bill Would Make It Harder For Nonprofits To Bail People Out Of Jail

5 hours 49 min ago

People such as Tonya Galvan and Hervis Rogers, a man accused of voting illegally, would likely be forced to stay behind bars much longer if this Republican bill becomes law.

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The Economy Is Surging. These 4 Things Will Determine What Happens Next

5 hours 58 min ago

The U.S. economy is expected to have grown at a blistering pace in the April-June quarter. A slowdown is inevitable; the question is how much it will slow.

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Cutting Carbon Pollution Quickly Would Save Millions of Lives, Study Finds

5 hours 58 min ago

Cutting carbon emissions to zero in the next 30 years would save about 74 million lives this century, a new analysis estimates.

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Everything You'd Want To Know About The Unusual Masks Worn By Team USA Athletes

7 hours 18 min ago

It's a bold look that has been compared to the masked Batman villain Bane – even by the Japanese organizers of the Tokyo Games. The mask is voluminous and is a nod to the host country, Japan.

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Coronavirus Cases At The Tokyo Olympics Continue To Increase

7 hours 34 min ago

Olympic organizers say another 24 Games-related personnel have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past day. Since July 1, 193 people linked to the Games have received positive test results.

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Simone Biles Now Realizes She's More Than Her Gymnastics Accomplishments

9 hours 18 min ago

"the outpouring love & support I've received has made me realize I'm more than my accomplishments and gymnastics which I never truly believed before," Biles said in a tweet.

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Coronavirus Knocks U.S. Pole Vaulter Sam Kendricks Out Of Tokyo Olympics

9 hours 51 min ago

The two-time world champion came into the Tokyo Olympics as the gold medal favorite. Instead, he tested positive for the coronavirus and is isolating in Tokyo.

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