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Gun Maker Offers Sandy Hook Families $33 Million. Here's What They May Be Considering

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 23:55

The settlement proposal is far lower than what families said they expected. But an attorney with more than 20 years experience working with mass shooting victims, says there's a lot to think about.

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U.S. Swimmer Caeleb Dressel Wins His First-Ever Individual Olympic Gold Medal

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 23:49

The 24-year-old sprinter set an Olympic record in the blazing fast two-lap race, claiming his first-ever individual gold medal. It was a strong day in the pool for the U.S.

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A Texas Native Competes For Japan At The Tokyo Olympics

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 23:45

How did a kid from Corsicana, Texas end up playing under the Japanese flag at the Olympics. It was an athlete's journey to a chosen home.

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U.S. Swimmer Bobby Finke Makes Epic Comeback To Win The Men's 800m Freestyle

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 22:40

Bobby Finke made up almost a second and a half in the final stretch of the 16 lap race, making up time and surging past the leaders to win the event at the Tokyo Olympics.

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The Robinhood IPO Is Here. But There Are Doubts About Its Future

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 20:24

State and federal regulators have launched numbers probes of the popular stock trading app, just as it hopes institutional investors and its own users will buy up its stock.

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The FDA Extends The Expiration Date On Johnson & Johnson's COVID Vaccine To 6 Months

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 20:06

The change gives health workers more time to use millions of doses, rather than discarding them. Expiration dates are based on data from drugmakers on how long the shots stay at the right strength.

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Lollapalooza To Require Vaccination Card Or Negative Test To Attend The Festival

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 18:26

The four-day event starts Thursday and is expected to be back at full capacity, with roughly 100,000 daily attendees after missing last summer because of the threat of the coronavirus.

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Indianapolis FedEx Shooter Who Killed 4 Sikhs Was Not Racially Motivated, Police Say

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 17:59

Brandon Scott Hole, 19, used the April 15 attack at a warehouse as an act of "suicidal murder," officials said. Eight FedEx employees, including four members of the city's Sikh community, were killed.

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Some Extremely Random Questions About The Olympics, Answered (In 50 Words Or Less)

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 17:57

As you cheer on sports you didn't think you cared about during the 2020 Summer Olympics, we're here to answer all those random questions that keep popping up in your brain.

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The Pentagon Will Require Masks To Be Worn Indoors Even By Those Who Are Vaccinated

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 17:43

Reversing a decision made in May that allowed fully vaccinated people to ditch the mask, the Department of Defense will follow the CDC's most recent mask guidance.

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Olympic Runner Caster Semenya Wants To Compete, Not Defend Her Womanhood

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 16:18

Rules on testosterone levels for women athletes have kept star runner Caster Semenya out of the Tokyo Olympics. At the heart of this heated debate: who should be considered a woman in sport?

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Activision Blizzard Workers Are Walking Out After The Studio's Sexual Harassment Suit

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 16:13

A group of employees urged the video game company to work with them on four demands, including an end to mandatory arbitration clauses in employee contracts and the release of salary and other data.

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A German Cycling Official Apologizes After Shouting A Racial Slur During A Race

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 15:45

A German cyclist says he was "appalled" by the words from the sporting director of Germany's cycling federation.

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His DACA Status Almost Dashed His Olympic Hopes. He Just Got The All-Clear

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 15:13

Luis Grijalva qualified to run track for his home country of Guatemala. But, being a DACA recipient, the Arizona college student needed a special permit to leave the United States in order to return.

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Joey Jordison, A Founding Member Of The Band Slipknot, Has Died At Age 46

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 15:11

Jordison drummed for the influential metal band in its most popular period and helped write many of its best-known songs.

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The Justice Department Puts States On Notice About Election Audits And Voting Changes

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 14:54

The moves are part of the Biden administration's push to demonstrate it is on guard amid new voting restrictions proposed and enacted by Republican-led states.

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Here's How The Olympics Decide What Sports To Include — And Which To Leave Out

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 14:47

This year it's skateboarding. In 2024, breakdancing will be an Olympic sport. Wondering how those decisions are made? Here's what it takes for a new sport to make the Games.

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A Wisconsin Officer Will Be Charged In The 2016 Slaying Of A Black Man

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 14:20

A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday found probable cause to charge a police officer in the slaying of a Black man who was sitting in a parked car. Prosecutors had declined to charge the officer.

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Do You Need To Wear A Mask Indoors Where You Live? Check This Map

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 14:15

The CDC wants vaccinated people to wear masks indoors, if the virus is spreading widely where they live. Find out the level of virus transmission in your county.

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England And Scotland End Their Coronavirus Quarantine For Vaccinated U.S. Travelers

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 13:26

Fully vaccinated people from the United States and much of Europe will be able to enter England and Scotland without quarantining — a move welcomed by Britain's ailing travel industry.

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