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Lee Kiefer won the third gold medal for the U.S. at the Tokyo Olympics and the third fencing gold in the country’s history by beating defending champion Inna Deriglazova of Russia 15-13 in the women’s foil final.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci says the U.S. is headed in the "wrong direction" on the pandemic and the CDC is considering recommending that vaccinated people wear masks in public. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, says he's "very frustrated."

RESEARCH: People in the UK who have recovered from coronavirus infections scored lower on cognitive assessments and intelligence tests, even after controlling for a wide range of factors, than those who have not had the virus. (Source: EClinicalMedicine - The Lancet)

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

When the photo from Emmett Till’s funeral ran in Jet, I will never forget how my mother gathered us around the table and said, "this is why I brought my boys out of the South." Emmett Till would have turned 80 today. In his name, we must get the #AntilynchingAct  passed into law.

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'Incoherent' Trump leveled for 'delusional' Arizona rally rant on election fraud

>> @jaketapper  on @CNNSotu : The "state of our union is sad and confused, as the U.S. suffers through yet another Covid surge, one that did not have to happen."

Protesters have taken to the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil, to call for the impeachment of Jair Bolsonaro over his handling of the #COVID19  pandemic. Get more news from around the world:

Canada is planning on reopening to vaccinated Americans beginning August 9. Here's a guide to exploring some of the many cultures the country has to offer.


Scoops of the Day

Outside the Phoenix, AZ rally that Donald Trump will headline, attendees are yelling at us, “No masks.” We are indeed wearing masks. This will be an hours-long indoor rally as the Delta virus has led to an increase in #COVID19  cases.

#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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Cost of 1GB of mobile data: IndiaIN : $0.09 (lowest) IsraelIL : $0.11 United States US : $8 CanadaCA : $12.55

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An osteopathic physician in Florida has become the chief spreader of coronavirus misinformation online. He's reaching a far larger audience than other vaccine skeptics, an analysis by The New York Times found.

Can you help Strike Force Seasoned investigators identify this man as part of their ongoing inquiries into the Sydney CBD protest yesterday?

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

Four employees of businessman Raj Kundra have turned into witnesses in the pornography racket case in which he is an accused: Mumbai Police Sources

"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.

If you're unwilling to wear a mask a little longer to protect kids under 12 who can't get vaccinated maybe stop calling yourself 'pro-life'

Tokyo Olympics opening draws 16.7 million U.S. TV viewers, a 33-year low

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Scoops of the Week

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

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

A list of more than 50,000 phone numbers that included 37 smartphones, which forensic examination showed had been targeted for surveillance using Pegasus spyware, included contacts for many prominent people such as French President Emmanuel Macron.

The hospitalization levels in hard-hit states along with the rate of poltiicans and athletes testing positive indicates to me there is *much* more community spread of Covid right now than testing is picking up.

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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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.

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.

#SB19 is all set for the release of their mini-EP 'Pagsibol,' which talks about growth. The group reflected on how they've changed since they started & how their growing fanbase embraced them, their music & their goal for the local music scene to take the world stage. | @mjfelipe 

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