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Bipartisan Senate Negotiators Say They Reach A Deal On Infrastructure After Hiccups

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 13:09

A group of 20 Senate Republicans and Democrats, after weeks of talks that often appeared on the verge of collapse, reached agreement on a bill funding roads, bridges, transit projects and broadband.

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An Olympic Swimmer Who Battled COVID-19 Twice Is Now A Gold Medalist

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 13:00

Great Britain's Tom Dean was diagnosed with COVID for a second time just a few months ahead of the Olympic trials. Now he has two gold medals in Tokyo.

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New York Will Require State Workers To Be Vaccinated Or Undergo Weekly Testing

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 12:52

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that state employees have until Labor Day to get vaccinated. New York, like other states, has seen a rising number of coronavirus cases linked to the Delta variant.

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'Arthur,' The Longest-Running Kids Animated Series In History, Is Ending

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 12:01

The beloved PBS Kids show will wrap in early 2022 after its 25th and final season.

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Biden Pushes Cybersecurity Upgrades For Critical Infrastructure After Recent Hacks

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 11:58

President Biden signed a directive aimed at improving cybersecurity for critical infrastructure systems like energy and food — but it's up to private companies to actually follow those standards.

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Chinese Billionaire Sun Dawu Is Sentenced To 18 Years For 'Provoking Trouble'

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 11:57

The staunch advocate of social justice and rural development was found guilty of eight charges. His harsh prison sentence comes amid broader efforts by authorities to rein in powerful businessmen.

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Tokyo Hits New High For Daily COVID-19 Cases. This Time, No Olympians Are Among Them

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 11:53

The capital city surpassed a record that had been set just a day earlier, notching more than 3,000 new cases on Tuesday. For the first time in four days, no Olympic athletes tested positive.

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Olympians Are Dominating TikTok. Here's How To Follow Along

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 11:53

TikTok is owning the 2020 Olympics as athletes share highlights and behind the scenes updates from Tokyo with each other and followers at home.

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As Megan Rapinoe Promotes CBD Use, Sha'Carri Richardson Sits Out The Olympics

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 11:44

Critics are outraged, saying the anti-doping agency for the games is turning a blind eye for the white athlete on the heels of suspending the Black sprinter earlier this month.

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Democratic Donor Ed Buck Is Convicted In Deaths Of 2 Men He Offered Drugs For Sex

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 11:06

A jury convicted the wealthy Californian on charges he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and other overdoses. He faces a potential life sentence.

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A Court In Ecuador Has Stripped Julian Assange Of His Citizenship

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 10:37

Assange spent seven years in Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault. He's currently in a London prison for a separate legal matter.

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Read What Simone Biles Said After Her Withdrawal From The Olympic Final

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 10:36

Simone Biles' decision to exit the women's team final has prompted comments from around the world. Here's the transcript of what the gymnast said about her exit.

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Simone Biles Highlights The Unique Stresses Athletes Feel At The Tokyo Olympics

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 09:47

Biles' teammates applauded her decision to take care of her mental well-being. But she's not the only athlete who has spoken about the pressures of performing at the Games.

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U.S. 3x3 Women's Basketball Takes Gold In The Sport's Olympic Debut

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 09:30

The U.S. women's team took an early lead against the Russians and maintained it the entire game. The action unfolds over just 10 minutes — or the first to 21 points if that happens more quickly.

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The DOJ Won't Defend Rep. Mo Brooks In Court Against Claims He Incited Jan. 6 Riot

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 09:25

A civil lawsuit accuses Brooks, an Alabama Republican, of helping incite a pro-Trump mob into storming the Capitol on Jan. 6. Named alongside Brooks in the suit is former President Trump and others.

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Masks To Return To The U.S. House And White House After The CDC Changes Guidance

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 05:15

Congress's attending physician announced vaccinated and unvaccinated House members will again have to mask up while in the U.S. Capitol or risk a fine.

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China's New U.S. Ambassador Pioneered The Foreign Ministry's Brash Tone

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 05:12

Qin Gang brought a tougher style to China's foreign ministry pulpit. Now he is Beijing's man in Washington, inheriting a hard post amid the most fraught relations in years between China and the U.S.

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4 Takeaways From The Emotional 1st Select Committee Hearing On The Capitol Attack

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 05:01

The first House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 insurrection featured raw and emotional testimony from four law enforcement officers. Here's what you need to know.

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Biden Wants To Raise The Threshold For Products Considered 'Made In America'

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 05:00

The federal government has to spend tax dollars on products made in America, but purchases qualify for that label with 55% of their materials coming from the U.S. Biden wants to raise that percentage.

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Policing In Minneapolis May Look Different After A Ballot Vote In November

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 05:00

After the murder of George Floyd, Minneapolis leaders pledged to dismantle the city's police department. Residents disagree on what that should look like.

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