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How An American Athlete Found Home In Japan

Texan Ira Brown always dreamed of wealth and a place that felt safe. He found it in Japan. Brown got Japanese citizenship in 2018 and…

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What The Delta Variant And Vaccinations Look Like In Brazil, South Africa And Israel

A look at how the delta variant and vaccine efforts are shaping the course of the coronavirus through three places – Brazil, South Africa and…

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A German Cycling Official Apologizes After Shouting A Racial Slur During A Race

A German cyclist says he was “appalled” by the words from the sporting director of Germany’s cycling federation. (Image credit: Sebastian Gollnow/dpa/picture alliance via Getty…

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His DACA Status Almost Dashed His Olympic Hopes. He Just Got The All-Clear

Luis Grijalva qualified to run track for his home country of Guatemala. But, being a DACA recipient, the Arizona college student needed a special permit…

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England And Scotland End Their Coronavirus Quarantine For Vaccinated U.S. Travelers

Fully vaccinated people from the United States and much of Europe will be able to enter England and Scotland without quarantining — a move welcomed…

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An Olympic Swimmer Who Battled COVID-19 Twice Is Now A Gold Medalist

Great Britain’s Tom Dean was diagnosed with COVID for a second time just a few months ahead of the Olympic trials. Now he has two…

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Chinese Billionaire Sun Dawu Is Sentenced To 18 Years For ‘Provoking Trouble’

The staunch advocate of social justice and rural development was found guilty of eight charges. His harsh prison sentence comes amid broader efforts by authorities…

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

The capital city surpassed a record that had been set just a day earlier, notching more than 3,000 new cases on Tuesday. For the first…

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As Megan Rapinoe Promotes CBD Use, Sha’Carri Richardson Sits Out The Olympics

Critics are outraged, saying the anti-doping agency for the games is turning a blind eye for the white athlete on the heels of suspending the…

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Rooibos Tea Is Africa’s First Food To Join The EU’s List Of Protected Products

Rooibos joins France’s Champagne, Greece’s feta cheese and Columbian coffee on the list. The tea is said to have numerous health benefits. (Image credit: Mujahid…

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A Court In Ecuador Has Stripped Julian Assange Of His Citizenship

Assange spent seven years in Ecuador’s London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault. He’s currently in a…

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U.S. 3×3 Women’s Basketball Takes Gold In The Sport’s Olympic Debut

The U.S. women’s team took an early lead against the Russians and maintained it the entire game. The action unfolds over just 10 minutes —…

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How The Olympic Medal Table Explains The World

The medal table provides a concise lesson in world history for the past century, reflecting wars won and lost, economic growth and decline and a…

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China’s New U.S. Ambassador Pioneered The Foreign Ministry’s Brash Tone

Qin Gang brought a tougher style to China’s foreign ministry pulpit. Now he is Beijing’s man in Washington, inheriting a hard post amid the most…

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Katie Ledecky Wins Her First Gold Of The Tokyo Olympics

The biggest star of U.S. swimming has not had the start to these Olympics that she wanted. But she absolutely dominated in the 1,500 meter…

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The Vatican Is Holding Its Biggest Criminal Trial In Modern History

The Vatican is holding its biggest criminal trial in modern history. The case alleges 10 people, including a once-powerful cardinal, of defrauding the Holy See…

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Simone Biles Has Withdrawn From Gymnastics Team Finals For Mental Health Reasons

Simone Biles pulled out of the women’s gymnastics Olympics team finals competition for mental health reasons. A winner of five Olympic medals, Biles’ reason was…

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The Lockdown Forced The Philippines’ Hidilyn Diaz To Get Creative In Her Training

The weightlifter became an Olympic record holder and the first gold medalist in Philippines history. But her training journey to get to Tokyo was anything…

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U.S. Surfer Carissa Moore Wins The First Gold Medal Ever In Her Sport At The Olympics

Carissa Moore is the first woman to ever win a gold medal in surfing, which is making its Olympic debut in Tokyo. “The ocean has…

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

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…

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

“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…

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Cuba Blames The U.S. For A Molotov Cocktail Attack At Its Paris Embassy

French authorities are investigating the attack late Monday. Cuban embassies around the world have have been the scene demonstrations since protests erupted on the island…

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