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Simone Biles Reminds Us That Even Superstars Feel The Pressure

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 12:07

After her surprise withdrawal from an event at the Tokyo Olympics, the star American gymnast amplified recent statements that the immense stress she faces has been affecting her.

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'This Is How I'm Going To Die': Police Sergeant Recalls The Terror Of Jan. 6

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 11:48

U.S. Capitol Police sergeant Aquilino Gonell recounted how he and his fellow officers were crushed by the violent mob of pro-Trump supporters on Jan. 6.

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The U.S. Will Likely Medal In 3x3 Basketball. What To Know About The New Sport

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 11:42

Traditional basketball's scrappy cousin is making its Olympic debut in Tokyo, introducing the world to the dizzyingly fast, more compact play of the game of driveways and public parks.

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Tom Daley Sends A Powerful Message To The LGBTQ Community After His Gold Medal Win

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 11:40

"I feel incredibly proud to say that I am a gay man and also an Olympic champion," the 27-year-old diver from Great Britain told his fans. Daley's gold was the first of his Olympic career.

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Proposed Law Would End Health Insurance 'Birthday Rule' That Snags New Parents

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 11:30

The bill, introduced by U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas, could save some parents from unexpected (and sometimes massive) medical bills.

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When Simone Biles Pulled Out, Jordan Chiles Stepped In

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 11:19

Chiles had been slated to compete in just two events in the team final: vault and floor. But with Biles out of the competition, she was suddenly competing on the balance beam and uneven bars too.

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A Man Accused Of Killing 8 In Atlanta Area Spa Shootings Pleads Guilty To 4 Deaths

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 10:33

Robert Aaron Long was hoping for a sentence of life without parole to the first four of the shooting deaths. He still faces the death penalty if convicted in four more shooting deaths in Atlanta.

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With All Eyes On Tokyo, The City Has Just Hit A New High In COVID-19 Cases

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 09:17

Tokyo officials recorded more than 2,800 new cases in the capital on Tuesday, surpassing the previous high from January.

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Instagram Debuts New Safety Settings For Teenagers

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 09:01

The Facebook-owned app is making new accounts for kids under 16 private by default, amid growing pressure over child safety and privacy.

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Simone Biles Pulls Out Of The Olympic Team Gymnastics Final

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 07:25

U.S. star Simone Biles, the greatest gymnast of all time, pulled out of the competition after the first apparatus — the vault. It's a devastating development for the U.S. women's team.

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Tunisia's Nascent Democracy Is In Crisis. But Trouble Has Been Brewing For A Decade

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 06:05

President Kais Saied plunged the country into uncertainty after shutting down parliament and firing the prime minister as well as the country's defense and justice ministers.

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The Tokyo Games Could End Up Being The Hottest Summer Olympics Ever

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 06:00

Slushie machines, salt tablets, cooling jackets: the Tokyo Games have already proven to be a hot and humid affair, and experts say the role of climate change can't be overlooked.

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Families Splurge On Clothes And Electronics In Likely Record Back-To-School Spree

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 05:07

Last year it was all about chairs and headphones. This year it's time for T-shirts and sneakers — and more laptops. Back-to-school shopping in the U.S. is expected to top $37 billion.

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Here Are The 9 Lawmakers Investigating The Jan. 6 Capitol Attack

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 05:00

Seven Democrats and two Republicans — all selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — make up the committee tasked with investigating the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

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Jan. 6 Insurrection Committee Holds Its 1st Hearing, Questioning Police: Watch Live

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 05:00

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy have sparred over who should be a part of the select committee, which is tasked with investigating the U.S. Capitol riot.

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4 Officers Who Responded To Capitol Riot Will Deliver 1st Testimonies To New Panel

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 05:00

Four officers who responded to the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will give testimony to the newly established, Democratic-led panel investigating the attack.

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The Climate Change Link To More And Bigger Wildfires

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 05:00

Researchers who study evidence of fires through the millennia say to expect more and bigger fires as the climate continues to warm. Fire season is already months longer than in the 1970s.

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Who Will Pay To Protect Tech Giants From Rising Seas?

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 05:00

Coastal cities need billions of dollars to build defenses against sea level rise. Tensions are rising over where that funding will come from: taxpayers or private companies with waterfront property?

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Japanese Tennis Star Naomi Osaka Bounced Out Of Tokyo Olympics

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 02:27

Naomi Osaka has been the face of these Olympics and was chosen to light the cauldron in the Games opening ceremony. She easily won her first two tennis matches but lost in the third round

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Bermuda Wins Olympic Gold. It Has The Smallest Population To Ever Do That

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 23:21

Flora Duffy is one of two Bermudian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics. The remote set of islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is more than 600 miles from the closest land mass.

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