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Bermuda Wins Olympic Gold. It Has The Smallest Population To Ever Do That
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Merrit Kennedy | July 26, 2021
Gold medal winner Flora Duffy of Bermuda (center) celebrates her win in the triathlon on Tuesday, next to silver medalist Georgia Taylor-Brown of Great Britain.David Goldman | AP TOKYO — With a population of just 63,000, Bermuda has become the smallest nation or territory to win an Olympic gold medal. ...
Coronavirus FAQ: I’m Vaccinated. I Thought I Could Give Up Masks! But Should I?
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Sheila Mulrooney Eldred | July 26, 2021
To mask or not to mask: That is the question for vaccinated people as the delta variant surges. The answer may depend on the situation, experts say. Here, these roller-coaster riders mask up at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, Calif.Allen J. Schaben | Los Angeles Times via Getty Images ...
Tuesday Could Be A Dramatic – And Pivotal – Day For America’s Gold Medal Hopes
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Bill Chappell | July 26, 2021
Simone Biles competes in the artistic gymnastics balance beam event of the women's qualification during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo. The U.S. will face off with other top qualifiers early Tuesday.Martin Bureau | AFP via Getty Images Two U.S. women's teams will compete ...
Iranian Railway, Ancient Chinese City Among New UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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Neda Ulaby | July 26, 2021
The New Dutch Waterline is a historic defense line built in 1815 between Muiden and Gorinchem. In 2021, it became a UNESCO World Heritage site.SEM VAN DER WAL | ANP/AFP via Getty Images This year's World Heritage sites include an ancient Chinese port city, an iconic boulevard in Spain, an ...
The Philippines Wins Its First Olympic Gold After Nearly 100 Years Of Trying
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Bill Chappell | July 26, 2021
Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines celebrates winning the women's 55-kilogram weightlifting match at the Tokyo 2020 Games — her country's first Olympic gold medal.An Lingjun | CHINASPORTS/VCG via Getty Images Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz made history Monday, winning the Philippines' first gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The country ...
France Passes Law That Makes A Coronavirus Health Pass Required For Dining And Travel
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The Associated Press | July 26, 2021
Thousands of protesters gather near the Eiffel Tower to protest the COVID-19 pass which grants vaccinated individuals greater ease of access to venues.Rafael Yaghobzadeh | AP PARIS — France's parliament approved a law early Monday requiring special virus passes for all restaurants and domestic travel and mandating vaccinations for all ...
As U.S. Withdraws, Civilian Casualties In Afghanistan Reach A Record High
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The Associated Press | July 26, 2021
In this June 12, 2021 photo, Afghan security personnel inspect the site of a bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. In a report released Monday, the United Nations said that more women and children were killed and wounded in Afghanistan in the first half of 2021 than in any year since ...
The Flowers For Olympic Medalists Carry Deep Meaning In Japan
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Merrit Kennedy | July 26, 2021
Gold medalist Lee Kiefer of the United States shows her medal and victory bouquet during the medal ceremony for the women's individual foil final competition on Sunday at the Summer Olympics.Hassan Ammar | AP TOKYO — If you've been tuning in to Olympic events, you might have noticed that every ...
After Just 3 Practices, U.S. Beach Volleyballers Notch A Big Win In Tokyo
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Merrit Kennedy | July 26, 2021
U.S. beach volleyball player Jake Gibb, shown here in 2016, is continuing to compete in the Tokyo Olympics after his partner tested positive for the coronavirus.David Goldman | AP Updated July 26, 2021 at 10:22 AM ET TOKYO — U.S. beach volleyball player Jake Gibb was facing a nightmare scenario ...
Marlboro Maker CEO Says The Company Plans To Stop Selling Smokes In The U.K.
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Jaclyn Diaz | July 26, 2021
A pack of Marlboro cigarettes at a store in Miami. Philip Morris International's CEO Jacek Olczak said the company will stop selling Marlboro cigarettes in the U.K. in the next 10 years.Joe Raedle | Getty Images Tobacco giant Philip Morris International says it will stop selling cigarettes in the United ...