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10 Unique Storylines To Follow In The Final Stretch Of The Tokyo Olympics

Monday, August 02, 2021

The swimmers are now leaving Japan and the spotlight moves to the track and field events at Olympic Stadium. We'll walk you through the biggest things to watch for until the closing ceremony.

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A Research Vessel Found SpongeBob Look-Alikes A Mile Under The Ocean's Surface

Saturday, July 31, 2021

A photo of a real-life sponge and starfish hanging out together delighted the internet. But "the reality is a little crueler than perhaps a cartoon would suggest," says the researcher who posted it.

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Vaccinated People With Breakthrough Infections Can Spread The Delta Variant, CDC Says

Friday, July 30, 2021

In an outbreak in Provincetown, Mass., three-quarters of cases occurred in fully vaccinated people. The study's findings suggest that vaccinated people infected with delta can transmit the virus.

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7 Things To Look For As Track And Field Begins At The Olympics

Thursday, July 29, 2021

For the first time since 2004, there will be no Usain Bolt scorching the track. That means a new generation of speed demons is looking to make its mark.

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

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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

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When Simone Biles Pulled Out, Jordan Chiles Stepped In

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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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New Vaccine Mandates Are Coming For Government Employees And Health Care Workers

Monday, July 26, 2021

Los Angeles joins California, New York City and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced new, more stringent policies, and possible penalties, to push vaccination among their employees.

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The Tokyo Olympics Has Relaxed Its Rules On Athlete Protests — To A Point

Friday, July 23, 2021

Gestures of protest have already begun. But exactly what's allowed under the International Olympic Committee's new rules on expression is somewhat murky.

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Can't-Miss Moments From The Olympics Opening Ceremony

Friday, July 23, 2021

From pictogram people to a moving rendition of "Imagine," the Tokyo Olympics' opening ceremony balanced fun with the seriousness of the moment.

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The Lambda Variant: What You Should Know And Why Experts Say Not To Panic

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Cases of the variant have popped up in several states. But neither the WHO nor the CDC considers it a variant of concern, and the fast-spreading delta variant continues to dominate U.S. cases.

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Liftoff! Jeff Bezos And 3 Crewmates Travel To Space And Back In Under 15 Minutes

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Amazon founder became the second billionaire this month to reach the edge of space — following Richard Branson, who rocketed there aboard a vessel made by his company Virgin Galactic.

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England Has Lifted Most Of Its COVID-19 Restrictions, Even As U.K. Cases Are Up 41%

Monday, July 19, 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in self-isolation following close contact with the UK health secretary, who announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Cases in the U.K. are rising fast.

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Bezos Vs. Branson: The Billionaire Space Race Lifts Off

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Richard Branson started Virgin Galactic 17 years ago to make space travel possible for his generation. This weekend he'll be on its first fully crewed test flight to space, beating Jeff Bezos by days.

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How We'll Know When The COVID-19 Crisis Is Over

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Life might feel like it's getting back to normal. But we're not out of the woods yet. Here's what the end of the pandemic might look like.

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Even Before Jovenel Moïse's Assassination, Haiti Was In Crisis

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Political instability, the lasting effects of a devastating earthquake and a cholera epidemic, foreign political interventions and gang violence have all taken their toll on this nation.

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After Tenure Controversy, Nikole Hannah-Jones Will Join Howard Faculty Instead Of UNC

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

The news is a blow to UNC, which had its reputation damaged by its trustees' initial reluctance to grant tenure to Hannah-Jones. Howard also announced writer Ta-Nehisi Coates will join its faculty.

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The U.S. Will Add A 3rd Gender Option On Passports

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

With the changes, "we don't have to lie to get our passports. We can just be ourselves," said Dana Zzyym, an intersex person who has fought for more gender options on U.S. passports.

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Moderna Says Studies Show Its Vaccine Is Effective Against The Delta Variant

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The delta variant is the fast-moving strain of the coronavirus now found in 96 countries. It's expected to be the dominant variant in the U.S. within weeks.

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How Authorities Are Identifying The Victims Of The Florida Condo Collapse

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Law enforcement in Surfside, Fla., is using DNA samples from family members to help identify the victims recovered from the rubble. "It's very emotional," police official Alfredo Ramirez III says.

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Surfside Condo Board Warned Residents That Concrete Damage Was 'Significantly Worse'

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

"The concrete deterioration is accelerating," the Champlain Towers South's condo board president wrote as she asked for a $15 million special assessment for major structural repairs.

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