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PH EARNS 4 OLYMPIC MEDALS! #PHI  boxer Carlo Paalam is now secured of at least a bronze medal in the #Olympics  after winning in men's flyweight quarterfinals against Uzbekistan. #Tokyo2020  PH delegation surpasses previous highest 3 medal haul during the 1932 Summer Olympics.

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Covid tests per million population: Kerala tops, Rajasthan at bottom With the recent uptick in Covid cases, the focus is again on whether states are testing enough to detect cases well in time. Read:

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@chiproytx 's contacts say Border Patrol agents were told to 'abandon' regular operations due to overwhelming migrant crossing numbers, the Texas Rep. tells @JennPellegrino  and @CortesSteve . "We're not really having any true policing of our border."

The IMF approves the biggest resource injection in its history: $650 billion meant to help nations deal with the Covid-19 pandemic

Here are the top 5 prizes awarded by nations to their winning Olympic athletes 🥇

TO THE RESCUE: NOAA officials say the captain and crew of a nearby vessel used a seawater pump to help save a 13-year-old whale that became stranded near Prince of Wales Island in Alaska.

The China Model: This is what the country’s tech crackdown is really about (via @BW )

Greenland lost enough ice to cover all of Florida in 2 inches of water… in a single day

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is seeking to speed up consideration of the nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, urging votes on amendments. GOP senators caution that they need time to digest the 2,700-page bill.

Alliant, a digital-only lender with $14 billion in assets, is eliminating both overdraft and non-sufficient fund fees effective Monday. It says it's the largest credit union and second-largest financial institution to say goodbye to the fees.

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'Firefighters are being completely outpaced by the flames and the fire.' Our special correspondent @AlexCrawfordSky  reports from Bodrum in Turkey where wildfires are burning out of control. Read more here:

COVAXIN effective against Delta Plus variant of COVID19, says Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study

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Prominent Hong Kong singer and pro-democracy activist arrested by the city’s anti-corruption watchdog over accusations that he broke the law by singing at a political rally three years ago.

Essentially, our government is now merely a series of unelected bureaucrats in the executive branch deciding how we live our lives, enabled by 3,000 page bills compiled by anonymous staffers and voted on by legislators who have never read them.

Alexis Nikole Nelson represents part of an increasingly visible community: Black foragers.

Death toll from floods in China rises sharply to more than 300

Pegasus scandal: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar demands probe, first BJP ally to do so

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MATH-inik. The Philippine team bagged six medals in total at the International Math Olympiad, which took place last July 14-24. READ:

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NHS Covid App for England and Wales tweaked so fewer contacts will be advised to self-isolate following close contact with a positive case

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Scoops of the Week

Every piece of data from real-life shows the vaccines work very, very well— yes, even against Delta. Just checked US vaccine breakthrough hospitalizations. It's 6,587 people among the ~163,000,000 vaccinated: or 0.004%. Three fourths are elderly— as happens with other diseases.

Oceanographers found the real-life SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star hanging out together on a rock at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Breaking News: Broadway theaters will require audiences to be vaccinated and wear masks when they reopen. Children under 12 must show a negative test.

P-pop group SB19’s virtual concert is finally happening on August 1! What’s in store for fans? Pablo, Justin, Stell, Josh, and Ken talk about that and more in this video. @SB19Official  #SB19  #SB19BackInTheZoneBackInTheZone 

You’re telling me I have to buckle my seatbelt even though I have airbags!!! Either the airbags work or the seatbelt works but it can’t be both!!!

Sunisa Lee, a Hmong American teenager from Minnesota who trained every day through grueling practices and painful injuries, won the women's gymnastics all-around gold medal on Thursday.

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The US sues Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over his executive order targeting the transport of migrants recently released from CBP custody

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This is a brilliant use of graphics.

#LabanPilipinas : Nesthy PetecioPH is on the brink of giving the Philippines its second Olympic gold after beating Italy's Irma Testa in the semis to advance to the gold medal bout of women's featherweight! #Tokyo2020  #GalingNatinIto 

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issues an executive order to prevent mask mandates in schools

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