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U.S. pop singer Pink has offered to pay a fine given to the Norwegian female beach handball team for wearing shorts instead of the required bikini bottoms.

UK High Court issues bankruptcy order against Vijay Mallya, allowing Indian banks to pursue his assets worldwide

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I asked Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy what he makes of GOP Reps Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger sitting on the January 6th Select Committee. He replied in two words here at the WH: “Pelosi Republicans.”

#BREAKING US says to maintain travel restrictions due to rising Delta Covid cases

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"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.

A team of 23 members of Prashant Kishor's I-PAC detained by East Agartala Police since last night at Hotel Woodland Park in Agartala, Tripura. They are being interrogated and have been warned by Police not to leave the hotel except for going to airport to leave the state: Sources

New York City will require all city workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus by the time schools reopen on September 13 or face weekly testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday.

Women gymnasts representing Germany opted to wear full-length bodysuits during qualification rounds at the Tokyo Olympics on July 25, in part to send a message on the world stage: Stop sexualizing women athletes.

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A bail relief crowdfund set up by @viewsfromnas  has raised over $43,000 for The Bail Project. 70% of people in U.S. jails are pretrial — most unable to afford bail and disproportionately POC. Black/Latino men are systemically given higher bail than white men for similar crimes.

Hidilyn's gold outshines Duterte's last SONA | Evening wRap


Scoops of the Day

GOLD FOR THE PHILIPPINES!!! BREAKING NEWS. Hidilyn Diaz wins #GOLD  for the Philippines in #Tokyo2020  #Olympics  weightlifting women's 55kg! CONGRATULATIONS! #PHI  #Weightlifting 

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FACE OF A CHAMPION. Hidilyn Diaz cries as she wins the first ever gold for the Philippines in the Olympics. Diaz reached the top podium in the women’s 55kg of #weightlifting  in Tokyo, Japan. #GalingNatinIto  #Tokyo2020  @Tokyo2020  Full story:

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History right here. Thank you Hidilyn for giving us this moment. PH

There is something very calming and joyful in seeing a school of fish showing affection to a friendly dog

Rep. Jim Banks: Pelosi is "ultimately responsible" for the failure of security on January 6th.

Americans have been hearing for months about the frightening rise of the Delta variant. But the virus is not the root cause of surging infection rates in parts of the country. Vaccine refusal and hesitancy are to blame.

Finding someone you disagree with, shouting at them in public, and then posting it to the web to the wild cheers of blue-checked Leftists isn't making the world better. It's making it way worse.

She's 13 years old. She's a skateboarder. And she's an Olympic gold medalist. Momiji Nishiya of Japan JP takes 🥇 in the women's street final at #Tokyo2020 .

JUST IN: Tunisia shuts down airport and borders after president sacked prime minister and suspended parliament

Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi drives a tractor to reach Parliament, in protest against the three farm laws


Scoops of the Week

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

#WATCH | Manipur: Family and neighbours of weightlifter Mirabai Chanu burst into celebrations as they watch her win the #Silver  medal for India in Women's 49kg category. #OlympicGames 

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.

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.

“Somebody needs to tell the truth in this House that the prime minister has lied.” Labour MP Dawn Butler is ordered to “withdraw from the House” after saying that the prime minister “lied” over his handling of the pandemic.

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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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.

Rep. Maxine Waters on Wednesday requested that the U.S. Department of Justice investigate allegations that a violent gang of deputies called the Executioners runs operations at the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Compton station.

Fueled by the junta's "mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis, July has been the deadliest month of the pandemic for Myanmar, with over 2,000 fatalities in three weeks, more than 40% of the country’s total death toll since the virus first emerged in 2020."

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