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Winter Is Coming: The Beijing 2022 Olympics Start In Fewer Than 6 Months

Many facilities are brand-new, but some may look familiar: the famous “Water Cube” that hosted swimming in 2008, for instance, is becoming an “Ice Cube,”…

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India’s Men Win Their 1st Hockey Medal in 41 Years. Next, The Women Gets A Chance

Thursday’s bronze is India’s first field hockey medal since 1980 — before any of the current players were born. More history could be made Friday,…

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An 18-Year-Old From Spain Wins The First Ever Olympic Gold Medal In Climbing

Several athletes were tied for first as they began the final climb. The elite climbers faced off in three events, testing their speed as well…

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Mexico Sues U.S. Gun Manufacturers For Contributing To Arms Trafficking Deaths

In an unusual lawsuit filed in Boston, the Mexican government argues that the companies’ negligent and illegal commercial practices have unleashed tremendous bloodshed in Mexico….

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Why WHO Is Calling For A Moratorium On COVID Vaccine Boosters

The director general is asking for a halt for at least two months. His hope is to use all available doses to vaccinate 10% of…

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First Minister Of Scotland On The Pandemic And Scottish Independence

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon about the pandemic and Scottish independence at the Aspen Security Forum. Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/08/04/1024833875/first-minister-of-scotland-on-the-pandemic-and-scottish-independence…

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WHO Calls For Pause On Booster Shots Until More Nations Get Their First Vaccines

The World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on COVID-19 vaccination booster shots until more people in low-income nations gets access to their first…

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Since They Can’t Be Inside, Fans Are Finding The Olympic Spirit Outside Game Venues

Outside of Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium, a small mockup of the Olympic rings has stood for the past year. But it wasn’t until last week that…

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Incoming Iranian President Is Expected To Make U.S.-Iran Relations Even Tougher

U.S.-Iran relations are expected to get even tougher when a new Iranian president takes office Thursday. He’s a former prosecutor expected to take a hard…

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In Beirut, Thousands Marched To Mark The Anniversary Of Port Blast That Killed 200

As Lebanon marks a year since a huge blast at the Beirut port, the sister of one of the victims is still working to pick…

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The Biden Administration Needs To Do More For Cuban Protestors, Some Lawmakers Say

Cuban authorities are cracking down on protesters after a wave of anti-government rallies. The U.S. has spoken out in support of the protest movement, but…

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Olympic Runners Are Fast. On Tokyo’s Fast Track, They’re Shattering World Records

It’s no accident that the track feels fast to runners. The Italian company that designed it says their goal is to take “human speeds to…

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Osama Bin Laden Biography Goes Inside Al-Qaida Leader’s Final Hideout

Journalist Peter Bergen visited bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, before it was demolished. His new book, The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden,…

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Belarusian Athlete’s Defection Is No Surprise To Human Rights Experts

An expert says threats against Belarusian athletes aren’t uncommon. Olympian Krystsina Tsimanouskaya refused to board a flight home to Belarus after officials abruptly took her…

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A 9-Year-Old’s Mysterious Death Has Prompted Outrage Over Rape In India

Was it a brutal gang rape and murder? Or a terrible accident with a bungled response? Police are searching for clues — as protests erupt…

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Belarus Olympian Krystina Tsimanovskaya Leaves Tokyo And Lands In Austria

The Belarusian Olympian will next travel to Warsaw, where she will be reunited with her husband — who has also obtained a humanitarian visa. (Image…

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A Year After The Beirut Explosion, Victims’ Families Continue To Push For Justice

“If we didn’t lead this fight, nobody would,” says a Beirut resident whose 3-year-old daughter was among the 217 killed in the blast. An official…

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Meet The High School Track Prodigy Competing In The Olympic 200 Meter

“You’re running against grown men, so you’ve got to do everything you can to beat them,” Erriyon Knighton said. He’s had a dramatic rise in…

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The Taliban Say They’ve Changed. Experts Aren’t Buying It And Fear For Afghanistan

The prospect of a Taliban takeover has people inside and outside Afghanistan worried about a return to an oppressive past. As the U.S. nears a…

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Simone Biles Won Bronze After Returning To Competition In Tokyo Olympics

American gymnast Simone Biles returned to competition in the Tokyo Olympics and won a bronze medal in the individual balance beam final. Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/08/03/1024338559/simone-biles-won-bronze-after-returning-to-competition-in-tokyo-olympics Droolin’…

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Badly Needed Doctors In Myanmar Are Being Hunted By Military For Opposing Coup

Myanmar is reeling under a new wave of COVID-19 infections. The health care system has all but collapsed as badly needed doctors are hunted by…

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Ghana’s Proposed Bill Would Make Same-Sex Affection Punishable By Years Of Prison

In Ghana, same-sex relationships have been illegal for decades. A proposed bill threatens to tighten restrictions even further, making displays of same-sex affection punishable by…

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