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The U.S. Launches A Drone Strike On An ISIS-K Target

Friday, August 27, 2021

ISIS-K had claimed responsibility for the attack at the Kabul airport. President Biden vowed, "We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay."

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What We Know About ISIS-K, The Group Behind The Kabul Attack

Thursday, August 26, 2021

A regional Islamic State affiliate is a major rival to the Taliban in Afghanistan. The U.S. says ISIS-K has long planned attacks on its personnel in the country.

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Veterans Can Train And Adopt Service Dogs Under A New Law Signed By Biden

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Department of Veterans Affairs program aims to connect service dogs in training to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Rachel Nichols' ESPN Show Is Canceled After Her Comments About Maria Taylor

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Nichols has been removed from NBA coverage and The Jump was canceled a few weeks after remarks she made became public suggesting that Maria Taylor was promoted because she is Black.

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Reversing A Planned Ban, OnlyFans Will Allow Pornography On Its Site After All

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

OnlyFans said just days ago that it would block sexually explicit material starting in October in response to concerns from banks and other financial services companies.

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J&J Says A Booster Shot For Its Vaccine May Have Big Benefits

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Johnson & Johnson said that when it gave study participants a second jab after six months, their antibody levels were nine times higher than they were 28 days after a first dose of the COVID vaccine.

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The Paralympics Are Getting A Higher Profile And Have More Athletes Than Ever

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

With prime-time coverage and more competitors than ever before, the Tokyo Paralympic Games have a number of "firsts."

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The Tokyo Paralympic Games Have The Most Athletes — And The Most Women — In History

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

There are 4,403 athletes taking part in the international competition getting underway Tuesday, according to the organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

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Badminton And Taekwondo Are Making Their Paralympic Debuts In Tokyo

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

The two new sports are among the 22 that athletes will be competing in during this year's Summer Games. Taekwondo will be the first full-contact Paralympic sport ever.

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WHO Calls For A Delay In Booster Shots To Prioritize Under-Vaccinated Countries

Monday, August 23, 2021

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus suggested that giving out booster shots in countries with high vaccination rates could lead to more dangerous coronavirus variants across the globe.

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A Record Number Of Out LGBTQ Athletes Will Compete In The Tokyo Paralympics

Monday, August 23, 2021

At least 28 publicly out Paralympians will be competing in the summer games in Tokyo, more than double the number that took part in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, according to the website Outsports.

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Rain Fell On The Peak Of Greenland's Ice Sheet For The First Time In Recorded History

Friday, August 20, 2021

According to scientists, rain fell for several hours on an area 10,551 feet in elevation on Aug. 14, an unprecedented occurrence for a location that rarely sees temperatures above freezing.

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An Olympian Sold Her Silver Medal To Fund A Boy's Surgery. The Buyer Let Her Keep It

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Maria Magdalena Andrejczyk of Poland announced she would sell her medal in the javelin throw to help fund heart surgery for an 8-month-old. A convenience store chain had the winning bid of $125,000.

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Alabama Hospitals Have Run Out Of ICU Beds As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Thursday, August 19, 2021

There are 29 more patients than there are open ICU beds as of Wednesday. The recent run, reminiscent of early in the pandemic, is occurring largely in states with the lowest vaccination rates.

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They Can't Afford Haiti Fatigue. So They Rally As Another Disaster Hits

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Activists and relief workers can't help but respond to mounting disasters in Haiti, even though they are fatigued from the constant churn of relief efforts.

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A Pharmacist Is Charged With Selling COVID-19 Vaccine Cards For $10 On eBay

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Tangtang Zhao, 34, allegedly sold 125 authentic Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination cards to 11 buyers in March and April.

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July Was The Hottest Month In Recorded Human History

Friday, August 13, 2021

The global combined land and ocean-surface temperature was 1.67 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average, according to NOAA, the hottest in 142 years of record-keeping.

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Florida Gov. DeSantis Expands Monoclonal Antibody Treatments Amid COVID-19 Spike

Friday, August 13, 2021

Monoclonal antibodies can be used to treat people with mild to moderate COVID-19, but the treatment doesn't work for those who've already developed more severe symptoms or are hospitalized.

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A California Father Claims QAnon Conspiracy Led Him To Kill His 2 Children, FBI Says

Friday, August 13, 2021

A California father took his two young children to Mexico and killed them after he claimed he had been "enlightened by QAnon and Illuminati conspiracy theories," federal authorities say.

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NCAA Won't Punish Baylor For Failing To Report Sexual Assault Claims Against Players

Thursday, August 12, 2021

The ruling is the culmination of a five-year investigation undertaken by the NCAA following the eruption of the sexual assault scandal at the Christian university in Waco, Texas, in 2016.

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