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600+ people took to the streets of Tokyo, demanding that the Olympics be canceled amid a rise in COVID-19 cases

Uzbekistan's Oksana Chusovitina has arrived for her EIGHTH Olympic Games. At the age of 46, she enters these Games as oldest Olympic female gymnast. #TokyoOlympics  x #OpeningCeremony 

A conservative radio host in Tennessee who expressed skepticism about Covid-19 vaccines and was unvaccinated is hospitalized in critical care with the disease, his station says.

Joe Biden mocks Trump by drinking water with one hand — and the crowd goes wild

Heavy monsoon rains could flood the Southwest on Friday and into the weekend

This Native American high school student from Washington helped write a bill banning Native American mascots in all public schools in her home state. More states, such as Colorado and Nevada, are joining the movement to ban Native American mascots.

“I don't think the government should be requiring vaccines right now," says @chrislhayes  on ending Covid. "[But] maybe one way to get there is for institutions, universities, venues, employers to simply say we are going to require you to get vaccinated if you want to participate"

Yet another US Capitol suspect was caught this week, all thanks to his Bumble match.

BRIDGE COLLAPSE: Witness video captures the moment a suspension bridge in Russia suddenly burst and collapsed as a truck was driving across the heavily flooded waters.

A wonderful ode to Japanese tradition: The team from Ireland bows as they enter the stadium during the Parade of Nations. 📺 NBC 💻 📱 NBC Sports App

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Scoops of the Day

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

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

"You get people on social media saying there's this, there's that… Let me tell you, there's nothing worse than life-threatening Covid." Leo spent 10 days in intensive care with Covid after choosing not to get the vaccine. Now he urges "anyone, as soon as possible, get your jab"

“Go to hell, IOC,” “go to hell, Olympics” with 30 minutes to go until the opening ceremony

#WATCH | The Indian contingent led by flagbearers boxer MC Mary Kom & men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh enters the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo (Video source: Doordarshan Sports)

Alabama Gov. Ivey: "It's time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks. It's the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down."

Not just another day at the office for @thewire_in  after #PegasusProject  Policeman arrived today with inane inquiries. 'Who's Vinod Dua?' 'Who's Swara Bhaskar?' 'Can I see your rent agreement?' 'Can I speak to Arfa?' Asked why he'd come: "Routine check for Aug 15" Strange.

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#MISSING Have you seen a missing girl, 11, from #Bolton ? We're appealing for witnesses who may have seen her or the two people pictured below she is suspected to have travelled with from Manchester Piccadilly station to London Euston where she was last seen at around 1.13am today

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BEAR-Y JEALOUS: A wildlife photographer in Katmai National Park, Alaska, captured the moment a brown bear neatly caught a salmon leaping out of the water – and the priceless reaction of the two bears next to it.

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Scoops of the Week

FAUCI to Rand Paul: "Senator Paul, you do not know what you're talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially. You do not know what you're talking about."

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!

'If I were to design a massive experiment to create a more dangerous virus, one that is capable of blasting through our vaccine, I would do what the UK is proposing to do.' Boris Johnson’s plan to end restrictions is a danger to the rest of the world, health experts have said.

Massive floods in central China, caused by record-breaking rainfall, leave 12 dead and more than 100,000 people evacuated

Jeff Bezos is now back on Earth, where he continues to exploit Amazon employees. Instead of thanking his employees for paying for his trip, he could have paid them more:

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BTS’s ‘Permission To Dance’ Video Was Bigger In Korea Than The Next 24 Most-Viewed Videos Combined

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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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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.

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