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Tokyo reported a record 5,042 new Covid cases Thursday as the Olympics entered its final days

WATCH: The family of #USA  shot putter Ryan Crouser erupts in cheers as he wins gold in #Tokyo2020  and breaks his own Olympic record

White House urges Florida and Texas to rethink mask mandates

Biden wants half of all vehicles sold in the U.S. to be capable of emissions-free driving by 2030

"When I arrived at the airport, I used the Google translator to translate in Japanese that I need help. I came to police and showed the translation." 24-year-old Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she used quick thinking to avoid being forced onto a plane in Tokyo

EARLIER: Biden signed an executive order calling for half of all passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. to be electric by 2030

India’s @bigbasket_com  is joining delivery giants Amazon and Flipkart in making a push for EVs. But there's one problem: The country doesn't have the infrastructure like charging ports to support many vehicles, reports @RaginiSaxena14 

The #DixieFire  tore through the Gold Rush-era town of Greenville, California, destroying homes and businesses as the sky glowed orange

Here’s the latest on #Covid19 : - Australia: Sydney’s daily #delta  outbreak hits record while Melbourne has 6th lockdown #lockdown6  - China to expand vaccine exports to 2 billion doses this year - U.S. weighs requiring vaccinations for all foreign visitors


“Today I am instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization,” says President Trump in today’s #pressbriefing 

Anti-government protesters occupy the Democracy Monument in Bangkok. They’re calling for the resignation of Thailand's PM Prayuth Chan-Ocha and monarchy reform #14 ตุลา63 #WhatHappeningInThailand 

U.S. researchers began the first human trial of a #coronavirus  vaccine More via @business :

Wearing a face mask does help if you do it properly. Seto Wing Hong of Hong Kong University demonstrates the correct way to wear a face mask #coronavirus 

WATCH: This Lebanese wedding photographer captured a bride and groom getting married just as a massive explosion rocked #Beirut . The couple were unharmed in the blast and took refuge in a house before continuing their ceremony

SOUND ON: This might be the only known recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice. Mexican officials believe the recording could have been made as she read an essay about her husband, Diego Rivera

Young people are falling seriously ill from #COVID19 . New evidence from the U.S. and Europe suggests they aren’t as impervious to the #coronavirus  as originally thought. More @business : #CoronavirusOutbreak