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Gymnast Sunisa Lee's Gold Medal Elates Her Hometown Hmong Community

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Minnesota native Sunisa Lee is the first Hmong American to make a U.S. Olympic team. Back home, her family and friends are celebrating her huge win with glee.

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

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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

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

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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

Monday, July 26, 2021

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 10 years.

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An Energy Company Behind A Major Bribery Scandal In Ohio Will Pay A $230 Million Fine

Friday, July 23, 2021

FirstEnergy Corp. agreed to pay as part of a deferred prosecution agreement. Acting U.S. Attorney Vipal Patel calls it the "largest criminal penalty ever collected" by his office

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Police Foiled An Ohio Incel's Plot To Kill Women In A Mass Shooting, Prosecutors Say

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Tres Genco, 21, is charged with attempting a hate crime involving a plot to kill women, as well as charges of illegally possessing a machine gun.

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Athletes At The Tokyo Olympics Are Being Given Condoms, And Warnings Not To Use Them

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics ordered 160,000 condoms to be handed out to athletes in the Olympic Village. Under COVID-19 protocols, athletes are technically banned from using them.

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Australia To Host The Olympics For The Third Time In 2032 After Brisbane Wins Its Bid

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

This will be Australia's third time hosting the Olympic Games after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.

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Summer Travel Options Outside The U.S. Are Still Up In The Air As COVID Cases Rise

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Two federal agencies issued the highest warning to Americans against traveling to the United Kingdom and four other countries due to rising COVID-19 cases.

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Southeast Asian Countries Struggle To Contain A Devastating Third Wave Of COVID-19

Monday, July 19, 2021

Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia report record high levels of COVID-19 infections and death as Southeast Asia struggles to contain a third wave of the coronavirus.

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High-Profile COVID-19 Cases Are Disrupting Olympic Rosters And MLB Games

Friday, July 16, 2021

Among the recent positive cases is U.S. basketball player Bradley Beal, who won't play at the Tokyo Games. Across the U.S., games are on and fans are filling stadiums as coronavirus infections rise.

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Illinois Is The 1st State To Tell Police They Can't Lie To Minors In Interrogations

Friday, July 16, 2021

Under a law that goes into effect in January 2022, officials can't use common manipulative tactics, including offering leniency or suggesting that incriminating evidence exists, to people under 18.

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The Pandemic Has Worsened Childhood Vaccination Rates Around The World

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The pandemic has hurt even routine health services such as vaccines and checkups, as well as immunization outreach, for children around the world, the World Health Organization and UNICEF report.

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls 5 Aerosol Sunscreens After Finding Carcinogen Traces

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Johnson & Johnson says internal testing showed some sunscreen samples contained low levels of benzene, which causes cancer with long-term exposure.

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Iranian Agents Are Facing Charges For Their Role In A Plot To Kidnap A U.S. Journalist

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Federal prosecutors charged five foreign agents working for the Iranian government for their roles in a plot to kidnap U.S. citizen and journalist Masih Alinejad.

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Oversize Goldfish Are Taking Over One Minnesota Lake, Causing Issues For Local Fish

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Burnsville, Minn., officials have urged residents and owners of pet goldfish not to dispose of them in local lakes, warning that doing so causes major environmental impacts.

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What We Know About The Assassination Of Haiti's President

Thursday, July 08, 2021

The assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse on Wednesday has pitched the country into uncertainty. Haiti was already in crisis even before its president's assassination.

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Tropical Storm Elsa Is Blamed For One Death In Florida. It's Now Heading North

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Tropical Storm Elsa tore through Jacksonville, Fla., and southeast Georgia on Wednesday, leaving one person dead in its wake.

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An Appeals Court Has Suspended Rudy Giuliani's Ability To Practice Law In D.C.

Thursday, July 08, 2021

The suspension by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and a New York state appellate court stems from Rudy Giuliani's attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

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4th Of July Shootings Across The Country Killed More Than 180 People

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

The Gun Violence Archive reports that shootings across the country this holiday weekend claimed the lives of more than 180 people.

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