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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

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

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a 17-year-old Palestinian youth in the occupied West Bank on Friday, say Palestinian health officials. Israeli forces also injured 140+ Palestinians during a protest against an illegal Israeli settlement near Beita on Friday, medics say.

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Opinion | @HayesBrown : Instead of competing to be the best in the world, Richardson is the latest Black American whose future was put at risk because of arcane and racist drug policies.

ARMED CITIZEN: Masked Guy With Gun Charges Virginia Woman, SHE DRAWS HER GUN AND ENDS HIM

Covid-19’s Delta variant is proliferating world-wide, threatening unvaccinated populations and economic recovery. Here's a look at how it spread: #WSJWhatsNow 

Wow. COVID hospitalizations in Florida are surging fast. via @NewsNodes 


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

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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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.

Texas is not rolling out the red carpet like the Biden Administration. Illegal migrants caught trespassing into Texas will be arrested & sent to jail. No more catch & release.

BREAKING: Shooting with multiple victims in Washington, D.C.


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.