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Katie Ledecky earns SILVER in a thrilling women's 400m freestyle final. #TokyoOlympics 

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GOLD for USA! 🥇 Caeleb Dressel leads the U.S. to win the GOLD in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay. #TokyoOlympics 

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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)

If your coach doesn't react like this when you win Olympic gold, do they even care? 😏

GOLD FOR TEAM USA! @TeamUSA  owns the men's 4x100m free relay to secure the GOLD 🥇 #TokyoOlympics 

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A massive sandstorm engulfs a city in northwest China on Sunday, turning the sky yellow and severely reducing visibility within minutes.

JUST IN: #PHI  boxer Carlo Paalam advances to the next round as he defeats Ireland's Brendan Irvine, 4-1, in the #Tokyo2020  #Olympics  men's flyweight Round of 32. #GalingNatinIto 

At least nine people were killed in a rockslide in India, after large boulders hurtled down a valley and destroyed a bridge

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

JUST IN: GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger accepts House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's invitation to sit on the Jan. 6 select committee: "I will work diligently to ensure we get to the truth and hold those responsible for the attack fully accountable.”

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

#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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U.S. could see a wave of Covid-19 vaccine mandates as soon as the FDA grants full approval to one or more of the shots, public health experts predict.

USA men's basketball was defeated by France 83-76 in its opening game of group play. The loss ends a 25-game win streak dating back to the 2004 Games.

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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)

It turns out Murdoch's Sky News personality John Ruddick was among those who poured into Sydney's streets & put lives at risk. These marches were fuelled by a one-year propaganda campaign equating lockdown with dictatorship. And Murdoch pretends to have nothing to do with it.

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

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.

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

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"Neil Cavuto has been nothing but awful to President Trump." @ericbolling  announces his new weekday show on Newsmax that will go against Cavuto on Fox News. @HeatherChilders 

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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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.

@LarryMadowo ’s uncle died of Covid-19 before he could get a vaccine in Kenya, where just 1.1% of the population is fully vaccinated, compared to nearly 50% in the US. It’s an example of deadly global vaccine inequity, with richer countries hoarding vaccines – and costing lives.

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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