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As climbing makes its Olympics debut, the Czech athlete Adam Ondra enters the Games as the sport’s biggest star. We deconstructed his climbing technique in videos and graphics:

Sai Praneeth B, aka 'Andhra Pradesh Weatherman', is elated after he was featured in the July 25th episode of PM Modi's #MannKiBaat . "I provide farmers with weather updates, was pleased to see a mention in PM Modi's speech. My work has been recognized by UN-Habitat,"he said(25.07)

A DLR station in east London has been flooded as heavy rain hit the capital, leaving people wading in knee-high water. Get the latest UK weather news:

Florida is recording more Covid-19 cases than any other U.S. state

#BREAKING Robert 'Bob' Moses, a civil rights activist who endured beatings and jail while leading black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s, has died. He was 86.

@Ocasio2018  called out her Republican colleagues for allegedly not reading her proposed public banking bill before commenting on it.

#Dexter: New Blood will officially premiere on November 7.

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WATCH: Rockfall destroys bridge and crushes cars in northern India, killing 9 tourists

Police are becoming "increasingly concerned" for the welfare of 12-year-old Mannat Mann, who has been missing for nearly 72 hours


Scoops of the Day

#TokyoOlympics | Indian table tennis player Manika Batra wins against Ukraine's Margaryta Pesotska 4-3 in the second round of the women's singles

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JUST IN: GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger accepts House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's invitation to sit on the Jan. 6 select committee: "I will work diligently to ensure we get to the truth and hold those responsible for the attack fully accountable.”

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Thesis: This was the week that vaccinated America started to get really fed up.

Team USA men's basketball falls to France in Olympics shocker

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#WATCH | Himachal Pradesh: Boulders roll downhill due to landslide in Kinnaur district resulting in bridge collapse; vehicles damaged

RESEARCH: Teenager loneliness and depression increased significantly across the world after 2012, in 'conjunction' with increased smartphone and internet usage. (Source: Journal of Adolescence)

"What about Hunter Biden getting a half a million dollars for painting and he never painted before, could you imagine if my kids did that?" says Donald Trump.

Conservative talk show host Larry Elder leads in crowded California guv recall race

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USA men's basketball was defeated by France 83-76 in its opening game of group play. The loss ends a 25-game win streak dating back to the 2004 Games.

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Scoops of the Week

Gym+Coffee: Irish athleisure retailer backed by Niall Horan to open in Belfast’s Victoria Square

#WATCH | Prime Minister Narendra Modi stands up to cheer athletes as the Indian contingent enters Olympic Stadium in Tokyo during the opening ceremony. #TokyoOlympics 

"We learned that it was not one, not two, not three, not four, but five different Trump cabinet officials who during the Trump presidency were referred for potential federal criminal prosecution," @maddow  says.

CORONAVIRUS: AstraZeneca announces that real-world data from Canada shows 82% and 87% effectiveness after one dose against hospitalisation or death caused by Beta/Gamma and Delta variants

Thanks to Prop 47 thefts under $950 will not be prosecuted, so cops will not bother showing up. Just a reminder that you get what you voted for, California!

The #TokyoOlympics  officially began with an opening ceremony held in a mostly empty stadium. ▪️ At least 106 athletes and staff have tested positive for #COVID19 . ▪️ Tokyo is under a state of emergency after its most cases in 6 months. ▪️ About 15% of athletes are unvaccinated.

Texas has begun arresting illegal immigrants who are trespassing in Texas or vandalizing property & fences. They are now being sent to this jail rather than being released like the Biden Admin. has been doing. We are adding more officers, National Guard & jails.

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@LarryMadowo ’s uncle died of Covid-19 before he could get a vaccine in Kenya, where just 1.1% of the population is fully vaccinated, compared to nearly 50% in the US. It’s an example of deadly global vaccine inequity, with richer countries hoarding vaccines – and costing lives.

Here's the protest just outside Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, which is easily audible inside during quiet moments

NEW: A New York City pilot program to respond to 911 calls for mental health crises with social workers instead of cops appears to be reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, while increasing the percentage of people who accept help when offered.