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Tokyo Olympics CEO Doesn’t Dismiss The Idea That Games Could Still Be Called Off
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Bill Chappell | July 20, 2021
Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto says officials will evaluate the status of the Games depending on the rates of coronavirus infections.Behrouz Mehri | Getty Images The CEO of the Tokyo Olympics' organizing committee is not dismissing the idea that the Games could still be canceled if COVID-19 cases continue to ...
The White House Blamed China For Hacking Microsoft. China Is Pointing Fingers Back
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Emily Feng | July 20, 2021
The Biden administration on Monday, July 19, 2021, blamed China for a hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software that compromised tens of thousands of computers around the world.Steven Senne | AP BEIJING — China has accused the United States of mounting cyberattacks against Chinese government, scientific, aviation and other ...
Olympic Softball Is Back, And It Starts Today. Will It Stick Around?
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Tom Goldman | July 20, 2021
United States pitcher Monica Abbott trains at the Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Fukushima, Japan.Jae C. Hong | AP The Tokyo Summer Olympics officially begin Friday with the Opening Ceremony. But the sports actually start today (8 p.m. ET). Host ...
Summer Travel Options Outside The U.S. Are Still Up In The Air As COVID Cases Rise
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Jaclyn Diaz | July 20, 2021
In this June 16, 2021 file photo, travelers queue up in long lines to pass through the south security checkpoint in Denver International Airport in Denver.David Zalubowski | AP Americans desperate to leave the confines of their homes for a last-minute summer destination have a new option. Starting Aug. 9, ...
Ben & Jerry’s Says It Will Stop Ice Cream Sales In Occupied Territories
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Daniel Estrin | July 19, 2021
Vermont-based Ben & Jerry's said it will stop sales of its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.Toby Talbot | AP Ben & Jerry's said it will stop selling its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, calling it "inconsistent with our values." The company did not say when it ...
Tourists In Colombia Can Now Take Jungle Hikes With Ex-FARC Guerrilla Guides
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John Otis | July 19, 2021
While rafting down the Guejar River, tourists stop to hike along a stream to a waterfall near the town of Mesetas, which used to be under FARC rebel control in southern Colombia.Carlos Saavedra for NPR MESETAS, Colombia — I'm with a small group of tourists preparing to rappel down a ...
Olympics Opening Ceremony Composer Steps Down And Apologizes For Bullying
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Anastasia Tsioulcas | July 19, 2021
Japanese musician Keigo Oyamada, who performs as Cornelius, in Tokyo in 2014.Atsushi Tomura | Getty Images Japanese musician Keigo Oyamada, who performs under the name Cornelius, has resigned from the Tokyo Olympics after being criticized on social media for having bullied children with disabilities while he was himself a student. ...
England Has Lifted Most Of Its COVID-19 Restrictions, Even As U.K. Cases Are Up 41%
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Laurel Wamsley | July 19, 2021
People dance at Egg London nightclub early Monday in the British capital.Rob Pinney | Getty Images England has lifted most of its domestic COVID-19 restrictions, marking a milestone as the country moves into a new phase of pandemic life — what some have dubbed "Freedom Day." Young people gathered at ...
The U.S. Has Formally Accused China Of A Massive Cyberattack On Microsoft
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Scott Neuman | July 19, 2021
An alert on a suspected attack by state-backed Chinese hackers from the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in April.Jon Elswick | AP The White House is publicly blaming China for an attack on Microsoft's Exchange email server software that compromised tens of thousands of computers worldwide, ...
Ariel Henry Will Become Haiti’s Prime Minister, Ending A Power Struggle
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Becky Sullivan, Carrie Kahn | July 19, 2021
People ride past the Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated on July 7 and a subsequent power struggle between the interim prime minister and one Moise had appointed before his death appears to have been settled.Valerie Baeriswyl | AFP via Getty Images Updated July 19, 2021 ...