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They Were Laughed At For Their #FreeBritney Activism. Not Anymore

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 05:00

The #FreeBritney movement has spent years trying to draw attention to Britney Spears' fight against her conservatorship. Now, it's beginning to have a serious impact on guardianship law.

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Pressure Is Building On Biden To Do More For Asylum-Seekers And Migrants

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 05:00

President Biden will give remarks Monday to the nation's largest Latino civil rights group. He's under pressure to make good on his promises to fix the immigration system.

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Climate Scientists Meet As Floods, Fires, Droughts And Heat Waves Batter Countries

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 05:00

Hundreds of scientists are meeting to finalize a landmark climate report. It's meant to guide the next decade of international climate policy, but it's unclear if politicians will act on it.

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Doctors Worry That Memory Problems After COVID-19 May Set Stage For Alzheimer's

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 05:00

Some patient's who've had COVID-19 develop symptoms resembling early Alzheimer's. Researchers are trying to figure out whether these people are more likely to develop the disease itself.

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Japan Is Golden Again In Skateboarding At Tokyo Olympics

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 04:29

13-year-old Momiji Nishiya becomes Japan's youngest gold medal winner and one of the youngest Olympic champions of all-time with her victory in the skateboarding street competition.

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Marlboro Maker CEO Says The Company Plans To Stop Selling Smokes In The U.K.

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 03:58

Tobacco giant Philip Morris International is pivoting away from cigarettes. Part of its reinvention plan is to stop selling cigarettes in the United Kingdom in the next ten years.

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Amid Massive Hospital Sell-Off, Corporate Giant Continues Suing Patients

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 02:00

As Community Health Systems has downsized, what remain are like zombie hospitals – little more than legal entities still taking patients to court even though the new owners don't sue.

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Bob Moses, Civil Rights Leader And Longtime Educator, Dies At 86

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 23:41

Moses, the architect of Freedom Summer's voting registration drive in Mississippi, also spent decades crusading against inequalities in the public school system through his math training program.

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U.S. Swimmer Katie Ledecky Takes Silver In Her First Final In Tokyo

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 23:25

Australia's Ariarne Titmus narrowly edged her out of gold in the 400 meter freestyle final. Ledecky, the biggest star of U.S. swimming, has a fierce rivalry with Titmus.

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Civil Rights Activist Bob Moses Dies At 86

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 17:43

Moses was a civil rights crusader and educator who led Black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s.

Pelosi Has Chosen A 2nd Republican, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, To Serve On Jan. 6 Panel

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 16:22

Kinzinger will join fellow Republican Liz Cheney at the committees first hearing Tuesday. Both supported impeaching Trump for Jan. 6, and were the only GOP members to support the committee's creation.

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Jackie Mason, Who Went From Rabbi To Stand-up Comedy Star, Dies At 93

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 12:47

Mason, known for his quick-witted observational humor, used stories from his orthodox Jewish background, a thick Yiddish accent and wild gestures to keep his audiences entertained for decades.

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Japan's Own Wins First Skateboarding Medal At Tokyo Olympics

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 08:00

Yuto Horigome won the first ever Olympic Gold medal in skateboarding. He dazzled as he soared, flipped and glided in the very neighborhood in Tokyo where he grew up.

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Flooding Continues To Devastate Zhengzhou City In Central China

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 07:42

Heavy floods have inundated large parts of central China, where thousands remain stranded without power or food.

Olympic And Paralympic Moms Face Big Obstacles To Compete. They're Demanding Change

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 07:33

Scores of mothers competing in the Olympics and Paralympics are speaking out about the challenges they face as working mothers in sports. Some are using their platform to make a change.

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Sunday On The Beach With Sierra Leonean Soccer Players

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 06:06

"Our beach is a God-given thing," exclaims one Sierra Leonean. "We have to make use of it!" That means walking, working out ... and lots of soccer in the sand.

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U.S. Women's Gymnasts Have A Surprisingly Rough 1st Day Of Olympic Competition

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 06:01

A few stumbles from U.S. gymnasts – including from star Simone Biles – allowed Russia's team to take the lead. The U.S. is the heavy favorite. Russia came out one point ahead with the total team score

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U.S. Golfer Bryson DeChambeau To Miss Olympics After Positive COVID Test

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 03:29

Bryson DeChambeau tested positive before leaving the United States for Tokyo. He'll be replaced on the four-person team by Patrick Reed.

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A Young Tunisian Shocks The Swimming Field To Win Olympic Gold

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 02:42

18-year-old Ahmed Hafnaoui seemed stunned by the result. "I just can't accept that - it is too incredible," he said after his victory in the 400 meter freestyle event.

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The World's Top Female Tennis Player Is Eliminated In Her First Singles Olympic Match

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 00:35

It was a stunning upset. Underdog Sara Sorribes Tormo, from Spain, beat Australia's Ash Barty in straight sets. Barty won Wimbledon just two weeks ago.

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