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Vaccinated people in high community transmission areas a communities with high COVID-19 infection rates a should wear masks indoors.


Suni Lee wins gold in Tokyo Olympics gymnastics all-around competition
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:50:20 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Sunisa Lee won the Olympic all-around title Thursday night, the fifth consecutive American woman to claim gymnastics" biggest prize.


"Black Widow" star Scarlett Johansson has sued Disney for breach of contract due to the film"s Disney+ streaming release.


Lawrence Michael Handley of Lafayette pleaded guilty after hiring two men to kidnap his estranged wife, a plan that failed when the two men drowned.


Researchers are concerned about the possibility that COVID-19 might lead to dementia
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:03:11 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
In severalA trials made public Thursday, scientists have found changes in brain function after hospitalization withA COVID-19.


Mike Pence joins conservative groups in jumping into abortion debate at Supreme Court
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:31:02 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Mike Pence"s group is one of dozens filing briefs in the most significant abortion case to come become before the Supreme Court in decades.


The "Knives Out" actress revealed in a story for AARP"s magazine that her child, whom she shares with Christopher Guest, is a trans woman.


US rower says seeing Russians win a silver medal leaves "a nasty feeling"
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:09:12 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Four-time Olympic rower Megan Kalmoe tweeted her frustration aboutA RussianA competitors who won silver in Tokyo.


In exile in France, McNair has built a life around community service and baseball. He is wanted by authorities in the U.S. for his 50-year-old crime.


Two days after the CDC issued new mask guidance, momentum continued to build for measures to contain the explosion in COVID cases. Latest news.


How would an expanded SEC football schedule work? It"s complicated
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:01:17 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
As the Southeastern Conference prepares for the arrival of Oklahoma and Texas, a look at how the football schedule for a 16-team league could work.


Pet food maker Sunshine Mills is voluntarily recalling some of its dog food due to "potentially elevated levels" of aflatoxin, a byproduct of mold.


The ruling found that the officers a Sanad Musallam, 34, and Yaser Shohatee, 41 a were guilty of sexual abuse and rape of a 15-year-old girl.


The first COVID-19 vaccine was distributed under an Emergency Use Authorization. More than seven months later, actual approval hasn"t been granted.


Claims that tech companies are biased against conservatives have emerged as a top issue to rally the GOP base ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.


A port-a-potty was seen floating away and cars were completely submerged after an intense rainfall in Cedar City, Utah.


Busloads of football players deliver game ball to injured QB
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:42:13 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
High school senior Kevin Balewicz suffered a football injury that almost cost him his leg. His teammates let him know they have his back.


Empire State Building to the Eiffel Tower, lightning strikes international travel spots
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:58:48 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
From New York City to Paris, lightning has struck famous landmarks all around the world.


How to make homemade whipped cream
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:00:11 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Make fresh whipped cream for your desserts.


At Tokyo Olympics, women athletes say "enough"
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:24:48 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Women athletes are competing in record numbers, rejecting sexist policies and a culture of silence many no longer view as the price of competition.


Sitting in her hospital room in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aimee Matzen struggled to breathe as she described how exhausting it is to have Covid-19.






Analysis: Marco Rubio just dunked on himself. Bigly.
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:47:33 GMT
From rss.cnn
In honor of tonight"s NBA Draft, Marco Rubio performed a remarkable dunk on himself on Thursday.


A Colorado web designer who didn"t want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples has lost her appeal of the state"s anti-discrimination law.


The facts are indisputable: Donald Trump endorsed Susan Wright in Tuesday"s special election in Texas. He recorded a robocall for her. His PAC spent at least $100,000 on ads supporting her. And then she lost to Rep.-elect Jake Ellzey.


Philippine president"s shocking warning to vaccine deniers
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:20:08 GMT
From rss.cnn
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte issued a stark warning to those refusing Covid-19 vaccines during an address to the nation.


A woman and her dog were fatally stabbed while on a walk in Atlanta"s Piedmont Park, and police are now asking for the public"s help gathering more information.


"South Park" creators want to buy restaurant featured on show
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:24:11 GMT
From rss.cnn
"South Park" creator Trey Parker says he"s trying to buy Denver"s Casa Bonita restaurant, which has made several appearances on the long-running cartoon series.


Opinion: Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse didn"t consent to this
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:08:34 GMT
From rss.cnn
A Whitney Houston hologram concert is coming to Vegas. This October, "An Evening With Whitney" will begin its residency at Harrah"s Las Vegas, featuring the virtual image and voice of the late singer, backed by a live band, singers and dancers. According to Variety, this event has been in the works since Houston"s estate partnered with publishing/management company Primary Wave and includes additional plans for an album of unreleased tracks and a musical.


Woman swapped diamonds for pebbles in elaborate $5.8 million heist
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:01:53 GMT
From rss.cnn
A 60-year-old French woman who posed as a diamond expert entered a luxury London jewelers and stole seven precious gems in an elaborate daylight heist has been jailed for five and a half years, police have said.




The West"s historic drought in 3 maps
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:56:04 GMT
From rss.cnn
The drought has worsened significantly in California after months of record heat and little precipitation. In the most critically parched regions, wildfires are burning at incredible pace. The Dixie Fire, California"s largest fire so far this year, has burned hundreds of thousands of acres and prompted thousands to flee their homes under evacuation orders.


The European Union pledged to curb carbon emissions -- but a loophole in the directive leaves companies to pollute Black communities and devastate ecosystems in the American South.


President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will meet with seven governors on Friday to talk about how states are responding to a devastating Western wildfire season -- and how the federal government can assist.


Candace Cameron Bure apologizes for video
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:58:59 GMT
From rss.cnn
Candace Cameron Bure has offered a rare apology after some of her followers didn"t quite get what she was trying to do in a TikTok video.


Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis made a splash -- or rather, they don"t make splashes too frequently -- when they said they don"t bathe themselves or their children too often.




Eating a plate full of colorful foods like strawberries and peppers, which include flavonoids, could slow your cognitive decline, a new study found.


Why strangers stopped mid-highway in Atlanta when they saw this truck
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:33:07 GMT
From rss.cnn
Drivers on an Atlanta highway stopped their vehicles and broke into a slow-moving truck when they noticed the man behind the wheel appeared to be unconscious.


In the early 2000s, it was impossible to escape "Bennifer." Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez"s faces were plastered across tabloid covers and television screens, with photos showing the pair cuddling on hotel terraces, stealing kisses at restaurants and taking romantic yacht rides.


Get the shot or take a hike.


Pioneering TV pitchman Ron Popeil dies at age 86
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 04:19:07 GMT
From rss.cnn
Infomercial king Ron Popeil died "suddenly and peacefully" Wednesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a statement provided to CNN by Popeil representative Eric Ortner.


























Suni Lee exploded the world"s expectations
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 18:50:15 GMT
From rss.cnn
That she could fly higher than anyone on the uneven bars, we knew. That her personal story -- her dad"s paralysis from an accidental fall in 2019, her Hmong heritage, her aunt and uncle who died of Covid-19, her ankle injury upon her return to the gym after pandemic lockdown -- was striking and complicated, we knew.


I"ve been raped and beaten fighting for my people
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:02:51 GMT
From rss.cnn
Earlier this month, the Biden administration reaffirmed the United States" recognition of Morocco"s sovereignty over Western Sahara, a disputed region on the northwest coast of Africa. The United Nations calls Western Sahara a "non-self-governing territory"; I call it home. My home is under occupation and my people, the Sahrawis, are under attack, and the US position on Western Sahara legitimizes this occupation and will be used as license for further attacks. I know this because I have lived it.


The Moses of our time
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:06:07 GMT
From rss.cnn
Robert Parris Moses, who passed away this week at the age of 86, is the most important civil rights activist most Americans have never heard of. He died on what would have been the 80th birthday of Emmett Till, the Black boy lynched in 1955 whose open-casket funeral put the violence that defined Jim Crow Mississippi on national display.








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Chinese officials meet with Taliban as US exits Afghanistan
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:03:34 GMT
From rss.cnn
China"s Foreign Minister met with senior leaders of the Taliban in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin on Wednesday in the latest sign of warming ties between Beijing and the resurgent Islamist group.


In the midst of catastrophe, mass recreations of normalcy can deepen our sense of unease

Many Olympic athletes tried to prepare for the Japanese host city"s scorching summer. But the extreme weather is still creating potentially dangerous conditions

Suffolk Police arrest man on suspicion of murder linked to 1999 case



Gulbenkian used the ill-gotten money to fund her lavisha lifestyle, the court heard



aNo specific riska to public from suspected former foreign fighter, defence barrister says



New estimate suggests 60,000 deaths have been prevented by vaccination campaign



One boy, 16, says he is undeterred by the ads and will try to come to the UK auntil I diea



Eight-week-old baby stabbed to death in Belfast
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:47:32 GMT
From https:

Victim named as Liam OaKeefe, whose young sister remains in hospital



Researchers aquite surprised the UK came out stronglya



aThe momentum forward is positive,a says foreign secretary



Charities said the lacklusture result of the summit reflected the UKas adiminishing leadership on the world stagea



Charities say governmentas response has been slow and inadequate



Civil servants were auncomfortablea about polling on Labour leader and other opposition figures



The X Factor aaxeda by ITV after 17 years
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:28:54 GMT
From https:

Programme last aired in 2018



Updates from Westminster and beyond, as they happened



Former aide Dominic Cummings releases messages with prime minister



Top legal bodies deplore prime ministeras apolitical posturinga



Asim Riaz was athe brother that every sister would wish to havea



Sunakas stamp duty cut was a mistake, economists say
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:24:25 GMT
From https:

Chancelloras tax break helped push prices up beyond any tax savings for buyers



The National Holocaust memorial centre is scheduled to open in 2024



Charity receives over APS200,000 in a day amid surge in support



A roofer discovered the decomposing body of a 47-year-old man in a North Staffordshire flat, three months after neighbours first complained about the smell.



The three recognised Covid symptoms by the NHS are a new, persistent cough, a high temperature and a loss of taste or smell



Medics say now is a chance to close gap in demand for donors and ahelp our friends, neighbours and communities battling this diseasea



Two women struck by lightning on Snowdon summit
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:55:10 GMT
From https:

According to rescuers, neither woman had life-threatening injuries



aTeething problemsa force Marble Arch Mound to shut
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:36:31 GMT
From https:

aAnyone who has booked a visit this week can go up the Mound as planned and then still take advantage of the free return ticketa



Government told it would be arecklessa to scrap BTECs
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:08:19 GMT
From https:

aIt is hard to fathom why the government wants to scrap most of them,a Sixth Form Collegesa Association official says



aI think it is highly unlikely,a says foreign secretary on fraud possibility



Ermir Loka jumped a red light on his bicycle and collided with Peter McCombie



Derby County manager awants to move forwarda after blackmail allegation dropped



19 people died in police custody in year in England and Wales
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:54:52 GMT
From https:

Watchdog says some deaths were avoidable amid aover-reliance on policea to respond to mental health crises



Andrew Devine adefied expectations that he would not survive for six months after the tragedya



England is to allow fully-vaccinated people visiting from US and EU to avoid quarantine



Foreign secretary asks allies to help vaccinate poorer countries by middle of 2022



aThis is not something in my view that can just be allowed or should just be allowed to fester. I think thatas a real worrya



Foreign secretary cites agreat sensitivities around Xinjianga



The pioneering conservationist tells Ashley Spencer about how she went from being a working-class spearfisher to filmmaker behind aJawsa



Johansson has alleged that the filmas simultaneous release on Disney+ violated her contract



Love Island couples: Who recoupled and who stayed together?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:05:19 GMT
From https:

Toby scandalised the villa after returning as a couple with new girl Mary



DaBaby dropped from Parklife Festival after homophobic rant
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:12:38 GMT
From https:

Rapper was originally supposed to perform in Manchester alongside Dave



Actor alleges her contract was breached



Love Island 2021: Who is new girl Mary Bedford?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:05:34 GMT
From https:

Model from Wakefield says she has her eye on Liam



Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd revealed the story



Love Island: Who is new girl Lillie Haynes in Casa Amor?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:17:39 GMT
From https:

Trainee accountant says her colleagues have dubbed her aa lovable headachea



Actor played Jane in Tarzan the Ape Man



Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans react to trailer for final season
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:10:39 GMT
From https:

Sitcom will bid farewell after eight seasons



Clarisse Juliette: Who is Love Island 2021 contestant?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:09:49 GMT
From https:

Clarisse once dated a Premier League footballer



Where is the Love Island villa and where is Casa Amor?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:08:18 GMT
From https:

This is where the contestants will be spending their summer



Presenter has rarely been seen this series



Love Island: How long does Casa Amor last?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:01:29 GMT
From https:

Fans are already looking forward to the showas most anticipated event



The introduction of Casa Amor and its various sirens has turned aLove Islanda into car-crash TV at its most insatiable, writes Elise Bell



Faye Winter: Who is Love Island 2021 contestant?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:47:25 GMT
From https:

Lettings manager from Devon is yet to find love in the villa



Tyler Cruickshank: Who is the Love Island 2021 contestant?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:44:40 GMT
From https:

Villa newcomer says he alikes jokesa and wants to ashow his absa



Chloe Burrows: Who is Love Island 2021 contestant?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:43:54 GMT
From https:

25-year-old marketing executive describes herself as afunnya and aoutgoinga



Teddy Soares: Who is the Love Island 2021 contestant?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:24:13 GMT
From https:

Senior financial consultant is the latest contestant to join the show



Liam Reardon: Who is the Love Island 2021 star?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:14:06 GMT
From https:

Find out more about the 21-year-old bricklayer in the villa



Love Island: What was in the Casa Amor postcard?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:13:28 GMT
From https:

Girls received a special delivery from the showas producers



Other films with a 99 per cent rating include classics such as aCasablancaa and aSunset Boulevarda



The X Factor aaxeda by ITV after 17 years
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:28:54 GMT
From https:

Programme last aired in 2018



Singer and filmmaker also shared a cryptic message alongside the image



Promotional clip shows cartoon character based on eight-year-old royal calling the Queen a abad b****a



But this big-screen take on the beloved theme park ride certainly isnat slacking when it comes to good, old-fashioned entertainment



Hawkeye set for November premiere on Disney Plus
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:36:34 GMT
From https:

Jeremy Renner plays the Avenger



Gucci descendant previously condemned Letoas casting as ahorrible, horriblea



Almost everything about the previous instalment has been slashed except for a handful of favoured characters



aIall let you off just this once,a she quipped



Album reviews: Prince a Welcome 2 America and LUMP a Animal
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:51:23 GMT
From https:

The redeeming feature of Princeas late-career cast-offs is a rich political and social seam, while Laura Marling and Mike Lindsayas new LUMP record feels suitably offbeat



Doctor Who: The stars in the running to replace Jodie Whittaker
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:14:29 GMT
From https:

Olly Alexander and Michaela Coel are among those being linked with the role



The Mercury Prize-winning artist brings more voices into his remarkable second album, delivering home truths and personal insights



Whittaker became franchiseas first female Doctor in 2017



Curtis will officiate daughteras wedding ceremony next year



The book is one of only 500 copies printed



Simon Cowellas talent show a which has just been axed by ITV a didnat just dominate television but determine how the country functioned, writes Adam White. But it left a trail of wreckage in its wake, and many of its vulnerable contestants with nowhere to turn



Saul Goodman actor received outpouring of love after collapsing on set



Bennifer 2.0 is a banner moment for fans a and a chance to leave behind the toxicity of the Noughties, writes ClA(c)mence Michallon



Singer could serve jail time if found guilty



Leaked documents reportedly show Nintendo were involved until just weeks before it went ahead



The 10 greatest Prince albums, from 1999 to Purple Rain
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:31:44 GMT
From https:

As the Purple Oneas posthumous album aWelcome 2 Americaa is released, Graeme Ross takes a look at the best works by a staggeringly prolific artist



Almost a year ago, Kirkman and his colleagues hit a roadblock in the case



Biles pulled out of the competition citing mental health concerns



Jack Whitehall says heas aovera being cut out of Frozen
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:49:24 GMT
From https:

Comedian has finally moved on, eight years later



A new documentary, aUnder the Volcanoa, tells the story of Beatles producer George Martinas fabled recording studio on the island of Montserrat. Kevin E G Perry talks to Jimmy Buffett, one of the first artists to record there, about the trials and tribulations of making music in paradise



DaBaby appears to address homophobic comments in new music video
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:58:44 GMT
From https:

aMy apologies for being me, the same way you want the freedom to be you,a reads message in new clip



Coming back from the brink: Can James Gunn save The Suicide Squad?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 08:35:01 GMT
From https:

After the disaster of 2016as aSuicide Squada, Sam Moore explores whether James Gunn is the man to right the course of the beleaguered DC Extended Universe



Actor was joined by Kiernan Shipka and Christina Hendricks for dinner



aBen Stiller, son of comedy legends Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara claims Hollywood is a meritocracya says one person



aNever forget the many icons it gave us,a tweeted one viewer



Singer puts story to bed on TikTok



Love Island viewers urge ITV2 to afixa Teddy and Faye error
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 07:24:23 GMT
From https:

aNever seen manipulation like this on the show before,a one fan wrote



aGame of Thronesa star sued singer for sex trafficking



The photo of the late celebrity chef was re-shared on social media



Campaigners said that Ken Clarke showed "arrogance, pomposity and contempt" to the victims of the biggest health treatment scandal in NHS history.


Johansson alleges that she lost out of more than $50million as a result of the film being released on streaming service Disney+ at the same time as its debut in theaters


The 63-year-old, who is serving a whole life tariff for murdering five women, was arrested at Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire yesterday.


William Chalmers, who is standing in as chief executive before Charlie Nunn starts next month, said the outlook was "more promising" as the country bounces back from the pandemic.


Revolutionary technology can diagnose concussion in just FOUR minutes
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:30:23 +0100
From https:
EXCLUSIVE: A number of clubs from France"s top two divisions, including Ligue 1 outfit RC Lens, are currently testing out the device produced by French performance company Spectre


Defence Minister Peter Dutton confirmed on Thursday night that 300 personnel would be deployed to help NSW Police enforce the strict restrictions on millions across Sydney.


Flora Gill, the daughter of former Home Secretary Amber Rudd, sparked a social media row after she suggested the creation of "porn for children" as a way of providing an alternative to "hard core" videos.


ALEX BRUMMER: Advanz Pharma ramped up the price of its liothyronine - used to treat thyroid deficiency and thyroid cancer - by 6,000 per cent, raising the cost from APS20 to APS248 for the NHS.


New York comedian Reed Kavner changed his Tinder location to the Tokyo Olympic village to meet an athlete. He has since started a viral trend with others following suit.


BEL MOONEY: The motoring expert who described the vehicle he was reviewing as "comfy wheels for a grandmother" was just seizing on a phrase - the first thing that came in to his head.


US broadcaster Discovery paid APS920million to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to control European coverage and will now only allow the BBC to show two live events at any one time.


Helen Macdonald"s alpaca GeronimoA was ordered to be slaughtered after twice testing positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTb) at her Wickwar, Gloucestershire, farm in 2017. She has always disputed the result.


JAN MOIR: Wayne Rooney is one such husband who has unluckily been photographed waltzing into a budget hotel with a couple of blondes he met in a nightclub.


It is just as well for the UK Prime Minister"s Wife, Carrie Symonds, that there is no bad blood between Ashcroft and Boris as he prepares to write an unauthorised biography of her.


The 55-year-old star responded to criticism about Steven Spielberg"s daughter Destry Spielberg"s new movie The Rightway


National fraud reporting service Action Fraud is axed
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:32:07 +0100
From https:
PensionersA Ralph and Linda Brodie"s case was not passed on to police by Action Fraud despite them being scammed out of APS21,000.


Boycott of Israeli settlements puts Ben & Jerry"s at odds with Unilever
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:26:28 +0100
From https:
From small beginnings in Germany - stirring up hate against Jewish businesses - came the Nuremberg laws in 1935 and the Holocaust. That"s why boycotts matter so much to Israel.


Amazon rakes in sales of APS81bn in just three months
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:25:56 +0100
From https:
The internet giant, whose founder Jeff Bezos recently blasted into space, saw revenues soar 27 per cent between April and June from the same time last year.


Police and firefighters in Sherbrooke, a city in Quebec, mistook a burn body for a mannequin last Friday and put it in a dumpster outside police headquarters.


With the twisties, gymnasts second-guess their instincts and overthink, which can lead them to mess up a flip or twist and land wrong. This can lead to injury and even paralysis.


"Penis snakes" from South America have taken up residence in Florida
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:07:30 +0100
From https:
Legless amphibians, known as "penis snakes," have been found living in a canal outside the Miami International Airport. Experts say they are harmless and may be discarded pets.


Alicia Dougherty, 40, from Pittsford, New York, has six adopted and four biological children with her husband, Josh.


The 62-year-old icon shared that she and husband Christopher Guest "have watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby" in a new interview with AARP magazine .


Alex Belfield, 41, of Nottingham and host of The Voice of Reason on YouTube, is accused of 12 stalking charges against the BBC"s Jeremy Vine and seven other members of the Corporation"s staff.


Newlywed Kitty Spencer, 30, was spotted donning a black dress and oversized sunglasses during her luxury honeymoon in Positano, Italy with husband Michael Lewis, 62


Britney"s co-conservator and care manager Jodi Montgomery made the claim in new legal documents


The Ever Given eased into the Amazonehaven container terminal in the sprawling port in Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Thursday, months later than originally planned.


Clare Balding made headlines at the Tokyo Olympics for an unintentional gaffe when interviewing Team GB"s gold medal winners Tom Dean and Matt Richards.


Kuwaiti citizen Badir Al-Nazi, 24, has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Omani student Mohammed Al-Araimi (pictured), 20, who was fatally stabbed in an alleyway in Knightsbridge.


Tens of thousands of bones, both animal and human, left by striped hyenas have been found in a Saudi Arabia lava tube. The hyenas have been using the cave for thousands of years.


Team GB"s Gadirova twins battle it out for individual glory
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:37:42 +0100
From https:
Despite a fall on the beam, JessicaA scored 53.965 to eclipse the previous British best of 12th place by Becky Downie in Beijing in 2008. Her twin sister Jennifer finished 13th with a score of 53.533.


Police arrest teens, 18 and 17, over fatal stabbing of stuntman, 23
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:23:22 +0100
From https:
The Metropolitan Police said a 17-year-old male and an 18-year-old male were arrested on Thursday in connection with the death of Shane Jerome near Brixton Underground station on July 21.


Airlines reported staggering booking surges while hotels in London also saw increased interest following yesterday"s announcement.


Metal detectorist finds APS200,000 gold coin in Wiltshire field
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:04:30 +0100
From https:
The incredibly rare APS200,000 gold coin was buried seven inches below the surface of a five acre pasture in the village of West Dean on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border in March 2020.


Police and the air ambulance rushed to the housing estate in Bentilee, Stoke-on-Trent, this afternoon to reports of a 12-year-old boy being mauled by a dog.


The clips starts 4 billion years ago when earth was a hellish protoplanet. We are then shown the formation of tectonic plates, oceans and continents that lead up to a human colonized world.


We"re quicker to jump to conclusions when we"re stressed, study findsA
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:37:40 +0100
From https:
When under stress, people are quicker to jump to the worst conclusion based on limited evidence, report experts atA University College London.


The findings support the possibility that increasing sebum production via the immune system could be a strategy for tackling obesity in humans, according to University of Pennsylvania researchers.


Sophie Rodgers, 44, from North Yorkshire, partially severed her spinal cord after "misjudging" a jump over 52-year-old Guy Rodgers and falling out of their double bed, knocking herself out in August 2019.


The 525ft "Golden Horizon", which weighs approximately 8,440 tons and boasts five masts with 6,300sqm of sail, was caught on camera sailing into Poole Harbour in Dorset this morning.


Mountain rescue guide Patrick Lagleize said he believed it likely that Esther Dingley had lost her way before she had slid on the treacherous scree and fallen to her death in the Pyrenees.


Health experts have revealed six changes that happen to your body when you stop drinking coffee - and the first is not a welcome one.


Beijing threatens to "expel" British warships from South China Sea
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 18:32:04 +0100
From https:
Chinese state media has said the navy will watch HMS Queen Elizabeth"s route through the South China Sea closely and will "expel" any British ships that stray near islands it lays claim to.


Baby girl can"t get enough of her father"s scratchy beard
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 18:31:10 +0100
From https:
Two-month-old Olivia scratched her little head against her father"s beard. James Maxwell and Megan Catchpole, from New York, are enjoying every moment with their little one.


Is THIS the data that will sentence Spain to No10"s "amber-plus" list?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 18:27:14 +0100
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EXCLUSIVE: More than 70,000 people flew into England from Spain over the first three weeks of July and 2,065 of them tested positive - a higher number than any other country, at a rate of 2.9%.


Five-year-old Liam was having a bad day after his tee ball league"s season ended, but the friendly neighbor"s cat, Lily, consoled him while he sat on the curb outside his home in Boise, Idaho.


John Lewis shares its predictions for the top 10 toys for Christmas
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:59:07 +0100
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The British retailer revealed the 10 toys it predicts will be most in-demand come December, including a wooden train set and slick superhero Scalextric set.


Glorious Goodwood: Racegoers arrive for day two
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:45:09 +0100
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Daring crop tops, intricate hats and floral frocks were all on display as revellers descended on the racecourse inA Chichester, West Sussex, for the Qatar Goodwood Festival.


Remains freshly collected from the Dmanisi site in Georgia - which has previously yielded several hominin skulls - were analysed by experts led from the University of Florence.


1.9MILLION UK jobs are still on furlough despite 590,000 fall
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:42:43 +0100
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The drop in wages being underwritten by the scheme emerged with the next stage of withdrawing the support happening this weekend.


The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is urging to keep the four-bin system in place across the region, due to fears over "street clutter" obstructing pavements for people with mobility issues.


When trolleybuses first appeared on Britain"s streets in 1911, they were known as "trackless trolleys" and quickly became the workhorses of public transport. Above: A trolleybus in Cardiff.


Jason Irvine, 31, was charged with two counts of assault in an Edinburgh court today after attacking a St Mary"s Cathedral priest and performing another assault at Princes Street Gardens East


Stunning images from around the worlda| all taken on a PHONE
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:05:25 +0100
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These photos from around the world were chose as the most notable photographs captured on the world"s best-selling smartphones.


Most people in their mid-20s and below were not invited for their first vaccine dose until mid-June, which means they will not receive a second jab until the end of August at the earliest.


The spectacular Tokyo skyline has been on near-permanent display during the BBC"s Olympics coverage. But the majority of the team is sitting in the slightly less glamorous surroundings of Salford.


Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab openly admitted France was added to amber-plus list because of the prevalence of the strain "in the Reunion bit of France" - which is an island in the Indian Ocean.


Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein"s attempt to dodge two of the 11 sexual assault charges he"s facing in Los Angeles was today thrown out by a judge.


Boris Johnson is urged to send civil servants back to WhitehallA
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:38:50 GMT
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Critics believe private businesses are waiting for the Government to "take the lead" before they ask their workers to return. but Boris Johnson has taken a soft approach to getting staff back to the office.


Whatever the weather, three times a week, Sophie would pull on her swimming costume and head to the lake at Sale Water Park, near her home in Manchester.


Author Colin Jones, a professor of history at Queen Mary University of London, creates a vivid minute-by-minute portrait of Paris and its people on that pivotal day in 1794.


The singer beamed a smile as she sat on her hunky beau"s lap during the meal in Nerano, Italy, and shared passionate kisses while still sitting at the table on Wednesday.


Simon Cowell, 61, has pulled the plug on the British talent show - which launched in 2004 and last aired in 2018 - because he doesn"t want it to "become a bit of a joke."


Boris Johnson had announced that certificates proving double vaccinations will be needed to enter nightclubs and potentially other venues and universities from September.


ALISON BOSHOFF: Painfully ugly past of the American Beauty
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:09:03 GMT
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ALISON BOSHOFF: Behind the striking pose by actress Mena Suvari lies a story every bit as disturbing according to her new memoir.


Jason Salkey"s book recounts filming ITV"s 1993 dramatisation of Sharpe"s Rifles. He reveals secrets from set includingA that Liz Hurley was an "outrageous" flirt.


Campaigners said that Ken Clarke showed "arrogance, pomposity and contempt" to the victims of the biggest health treatment scandal in NHS history.


Johansson alleges that she lost out of more than $50million as a result of the film being released on streaming service Disney+ at the same time as its debut in theaters


The 63-year-old, who is serving a whole life tariff for murdering five women, was arrested at Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire yesterday.


William Chalmers, who is standing in as chief executive before Charlie Nunn starts next month, said the outlook was "more promising" as the country bounces back from the pandemic.


Revolutionary technology can diagnose concussion in just FOUR minutes
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:30:23 GMT
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EXCLUSIVE: A number of clubs from France"s top two divisions, including Ligue 1 outfit RC Lens, are currently testing out the device produced by French performance company Spectre


Defence Minister Peter Dutton confirmed on Thursday night that 300 personnel would be deployed to help NSW Police enforce the strict restrictions on millions across Sydney.


Flora Gill, the daughter of former Home Secretary Amber Rudd, sparked a social media row after she suggested the creation of "porn for children" as a way of providing an alternative to "hard core" videos.


ALEX BRUMMER: Advanz Pharma ramped up the price of its liothyronine - used to treat thyroid deficiency and thyroid cancer - by 6,000 per cent, raising the cost from APS20 to APS248 for the NHS.


New York comedian Reed Kavner changed his Tinder location to the Tokyo Olympic village to meet an athlete. He has since started a viral trend with others following suit.


BEL MOONEY: The motoring expert who described the vehicle he was reviewing as "comfy wheels for a grandmother" was just seizing on a phrase - the first thing that came in to his head.


US broadcaster Discovery paid APS920million to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to control European coverage and will now only allow the BBC to show two live events at any one time.


JAN MOIR: Wayne Rooney is one such husband who has unluckily been photographed waltzing into a budget hotel with a couple of blondes he met in a nightclub.


It is just as well for the UK Prime Minister"s Wife, Carrie Symonds, that there is no bad blood between Ashcroft and Boris as he prepares to write an unauthorised biography of her.


The 55-year-old star responded to criticism about Steven Spielberg"s daughter Destry Spielberg"s new movie The Rightway


National fraud reporting service Action Fraud is axed
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:32:07 GMT
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PensionersA Ralph and Linda Brodie"s case was not passed on to police by Action Fraud despite them being scammed out of APS21,000.


From small beginnings in Germany - stirring up hate against Jewish businesses - came the Nuremberg laws in 1935 and the Holocaust. That"s why boycotts matter so much to Israel.


Amazon rakes in sales of APS81bn in just three months
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:25:56 GMT
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The internet giant, whose founder Jeff Bezos recently blasted into space, saw revenues soar 27 per cent between April and June from the same time last year.


Police and firefighters in Sherbrooke, a city in Quebec, mistook a burn body for a mannequin last Friday and put it in a dumpster outside police headquarters.


With the twisties, gymnasts second-guess their instincts and overthink, which can lead them to mess up a flip or twist and land wrong. This can lead to injury and even paralysis.


"Penis snakes" from South America have taken up residence in Florida
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:07:30 GMT
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Legless amphibians, known as "penis snakes," have been found living in a canal outside the Miami International Airport. Experts say they are harmless and may be discarded pets.


Alicia Dougherty, 40, from Pittsford, New York, has six adopted and four biological children with her husband, Josh.


The 62-year-old icon shared that she and husband Christopher Guest "have watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby" in a new interview with AARP magazine .


Alex Belfield, 41, of Nottingham and host of The Voice of Reason on YouTube, is accused of 12 stalking charges against the BBC"s Jeremy Vine and seven other members of the Corporation"s staff.


Newlywed Kitty Spencer, 30, was spotted donning a black dress and oversized sunglasses during her luxury honeymoon in Positano, Italy with husband Michael Lewis, 62


Britney"s co-conservator and care manager Jodi Montgomery made the claim in new legal documents


The Ever Given eased into the Amazonehaven container terminal in the sprawling port in Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Thursday, months later than originally planned.


Clare Balding made headlines at the Tokyo Olympics for an unintentional gaffe when interviewing Team GB"s gold medal winners Tom Dean and Matt Richards.


Tens of thousands of bones, both animal and human, left by striped hyenas have been found in a Saudi Arabia lava tube. The hyenas have been using the cave for thousands of years.


Team GB"s Gadirova twins battle it out for individual glory
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:37:42 GMT
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Despite a fall on the beam, JessicaA scored 53.965 to eclipse the previous British best of 12th place by Becky Downie in Beijing in 2008. Her twin sister Jennifer finished 13th with a score of 53.533.


Police arrest teens, 18 and 17, over fatal stabbing of stuntman, 23
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:23:22 GMT
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The Metropolitan Police said a 17-year-old male and an 18-year-old male were arrested on Thursday in connection with the death of Shane Jerome near Brixton Underground station on July 21.


Airlines reported staggering booking surges while hotels in London also saw increased interest following yesterday"s announcement.


Metal detectorist finds APS200,000 gold coin in Wiltshire field
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:04:30 GMT
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The incredibly rare APS200,000 gold coin was buried seven inches below the surface of a five acre pasture in the village of West Dean on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border in March 2020.


Police and the air ambulance rushed to the housing estate in Bentilee, Stoke-on-Trent, this afternoon to reports of a 12-year-old boy being mauled by a dog.


The clips starts 4 billion years ago when earth was a hellish protoplanet. We are then shown the formation of tectonic plates, oceans and continents that lead up to a human colonized world.


The findings support the possibility that increasing sebum production via the immune system could be a strategy for tackling obesity in humans, according to University of Pennsylvania researchers.


Sophie Rodgers, 44, from North Yorkshire, partially severed her spinal cord after "misjudging" a jump over 52-year-old Guy Rodgers and falling out of their double bed, knocking herself out in August 2019.


The 525ft "Golden Horizon", which weighs approximately 8,440 tons and boasts five masts with 6,300sqm of sail, was caught on camera sailing into Poole Harbour in Dorset this morning.


Mountain rescue guide Patrick Lagleize said he believed it likely that Esther Dingley had lost her way before she had slid on the treacherous scree and fallen to her death in the Pyrenees.


Health experts have revealed six changes that happen to your body when you stop drinking coffee - and the first is not a welcome one.


Beijing threatens to "expel" British warships from South China Sea
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:32:04 GMT
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Chinese state media has said the navy will watch HMS Queen Elizabeth"s route through the South China Sea closely and will "expel" any British ships that stray near islands it lays claim to.


Baby girl can"t get enough of her father"s scratchy beard
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:31:10 GMT
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Two-month-old Olivia scratched her little head against her father"s beard. James Maxwell and Megan Catchpole, from New York, are enjoying every moment with their little one.


EXCLUSIVE: More than 70,000 people flew into England from Spain over the first three weeks of July and 2,065 of them tested positive - a higher number than any other country, at a rate of 2.9%.


Five-year-old Liam was having a bad day after his tee ball league"s season ended, but the friendly neighbor"s cat, Lily, consoled him while he sat on the curb outside his home in Boise, Idaho.


John Lewis shares its predictions for the top 10 toys for Christmas
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:59:07 GMT
From https:
The British retailer revealed the 10 toys it predicts will be most in-demand come December, including a wooden train set and slick superhero Scalextric set.


Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein"s attempt to dodge two of the 11 sexual assault charges he"s facing in Los Angeles was today thrown out by a judge.


Two teenagers shot execution style in a Corona, California movie theater on Monday night were on their first date.


Author Colin Jones, a professor of history at Queen Mary University of London, creates a vivid minute-by-minute portrait of Paris and its people on that pivotal day in 1794.


The singer beamed a smile as she sat on her hunky beau"s lap during the meal in Nerano, Italy, and shared passionate kisses while still sitting at the table on Wednesday.


ALISON BOSHOFF: Painfully ugly past of the American Beauty
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:09:03 GMT
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ALISON BOSHOFF: Behind the striking pose by actress Mena Suvari lies a story every bit as disturbing according to her new memoir.


Three unsettling crimes punctuated a dangerous month of July in NYC, including the shooting death of a Honduran immigrant and a brutal Bronx mugging.


In addition to watching Garth Brooks, 59, perform at Kansas City"s Arrowhead Stadium next weekend, county music fans will also have the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccination


Average coronavirus-related has remained below 300 since June 25, showing the effectivenessA of COVID-19 vaccines as state report some of their lowest levels in months.


Previous sightings of "Jet Pack Guy" (pictured left last year) sparked panic over his proximity to LA"s LAX, and speculation over who - or what - was flying through the air.


Julia Birch was arrested and charged Wednesday with the first-degree murder of Nancy Ann Frankel in Montgomery County, Maryland.


Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser implemented an indoor mask mandate that will effect on July 31 and require everyone over the age of two to wear a mask inside.


The Colombian B.1.621 variant is starting to spread in Miami, according to a health official. Unnamed variant accounted for 70 percent of cases in Colombia at one point.


The 55-year-old star responded to criticism about Steven Spielberg"s daughter Destry Spielberg"s new movie The Rightway


Staff Sergeant Micah E. Walker, a married father-of-three,A was training at the Army Combat Readiness Center and the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Florida.


Aurora Police Officers John Haubert has resigned from the police department, officials announced Thursday, two days after body camera footage emerged of him hitting a bloodied suspect.


Police and firefighters in Sherbrooke, a city in Quebec, mistook a burn body for a mannequin last Friday and put it in a dumpster outside police headquarters.


With the twisties, gymnasts second-guess their instincts and overthink, which can lead them to mess up a flip or twist and land wrong. This can lead to injury and even paralysis.


Mike Lopez, who works at LyondellBasell chemical plant in La Porte, Texas, and nine others filed suit after he says he may have been disfigured as a result of being exposed to toxic substance on Tuesday.


The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction John Sopko blasted the 20-year U.S. effort for its "overoptimism" and the way officials focused on reaching artificial targets.


Images from Thursday"s women"s all-around final capture the grit and determination required of the gymnasts while performing their routines.


Rodney Glasgow made the comment when speaking at a virtual conference for NYC private schools hosted by Dalton in May this year.


"Penis snakes" from South America have taken up residence in Florida
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:07:30 GMT
From https:
Legless amphibians, known as "penis snakes," have been found living in a canal outside the Miami International Airport. Experts say they are harmless and may be discarded pets.


Alicia Dougherty, 40, from Pittsford, New York, has six adopted and four biological children with her husband, Josh.


The 62-year-old icon shared that she and husband Christopher Guest "have watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby" in a new interview with AARP magazine .


Biles, 24, announced on Wednesday that she was dropping out of the all-around final to "focus on her mental health" following her decision to withdraw from the team final after just one event.


Dr Faisal Khan, health director of St Louis County, told ABC News that the unvaccinated in the community need to "get over yourselves" and "do the responsible common sense thing".


In nursing homes, the workers with the most patient contact are least likely to be vaccinated, a CDC new report finds. Just 46% of aides in these facilities are fully vaccinated.


Missing Utah boy, 4, is FOUND DEAD in his toy chest
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:52:17 GMT
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Missing Utah 4-year-old, Kache Wallis, was found dead in a toy chest in his room after being reported missing. His death has been ruled an accident due to asphyxiation.


Tesla drivers working at the Las Vegas Loop have a list of strict rules, such as not discussing crashes and praising founder Elon Musk when talking with customers.


"Progress will not be instantaneous," said Vice President Kamala Harris as she launched latest plan to tackle root causes of immigration from Central America.


Melissa Cohen"s Secret Service escort to Starbucks in Malibu on Tuesday left American taxpayers with a hefty bill of around $285, DailyMail.com can reveal.


The Ever Given eased into the Amazonehaven container terminal in the sprawling port in Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Thursday, months later than originally planned.


Meet USA Gymnastics" newest queen: 18-year-old Sunisa Lee
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:15:01 GMT
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Sunisa, 18, took gold in the all-around women"s final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics today. TheA Minnesota resident is the youngest member of Team USA.


The U.S. travel industry is asking President Biden to allow international visitors after the British government announced fully-vaccinated Americans could travel freely to the UK without quarantine.


Mark Fisher, one of the directors of BLM Rhode Island, gave Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse an ultimatum on Wednesday saying he could either renounce his membership to a beach club or they will protest.


Tens of thousands of bones, both animal and human, left by striped hyenas have been found in a Saudi Arabia lava tube. The hyenas have been using the cave for thousands of years.


Lakes under the Martian surface could be frozen clay and liquid water after scientists reexamined radar data taken in 2018 by the Mars Express spacecraft, according to a new study.


Caleb Ganzer, 35, a celebrity sommelier has been charged with settingA fires around New York City"s beginning in January. He targeted restaurant outdoor dining areas in Little Italy.


Anna Bey, who lives in Geneva, boasts over 976,000 subscribers on YouTube, where she shares self-help videos for infiltrating high society and living a feminine lifestyle.


Texas Deputy Attorney General Aaron Reitz apologized Wednesday after he called gymnast Simone Biles a "national embarrassment" upon her sudden withdrawal from the US team competition.


The clips starts 4 billion years ago when earth was a hellish protoplanet. We are then shown the formation of tectonic plates, oceans and continents that lead up to a human colonized world.


Cities and states say they cannot update their COVID-19 guidance unless the CDC releases the new data that show vaccinated people can transmit the virus.


The US scored high for its fertile land and manufacturing capacity, but it lost out on its proximity to large foreign cities that could put a strain on its resources and cause a migrant crisis.


Andrew Thomas pleaded guilty in Hennepin County District Court to assault with a dangerous weapon, drive-by shooting, and illegal possession of a firearm for April shooting in Minneapolis.


Nicole Malich, a Clark County, Nevada deputy district attorney,A allegedly drove drunk with a sleeping child in the car, 8newsnow.com reported.


California health officials have updated their guidance to ask people to once again don a mask in indoor public spaces, regardless of their vaccination status, as the Delta variant spreads.


Vaccinated people infected with the Delta variant have the same viral levels as the unvaccinated infected with this variant, Dr Fauci said, citing unreleased data that outside experts are demanding to see.


On Thursday, Elijah Snow"s step-father David spoke out in an interview with Good Morning America, casting doubt on the official narrative put forward by Mexican officials.


Dr. Faisal Khan - St. Louis County"s Asian public health director - was bumped, pushed and called a "fat brown c**t" and "brown b*****d" after he spoke in favor of the mask mandate.


Former military aide John Stufflebeem says that he has long been concerned about the lack of a fail-safe mechanisms to guard against a hostile takeover of the system for launching a nuclear attack.


The Republican had testified on Tuesday that he heard chants threatening to kill him with his own gun during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. He was tased, grabbed and dragged, he said


Paulina Porizkova shows off insane abs in throwback bikini photo
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:38:01 GMT
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Porizkova took to Instagram on Thursday to post a photo of herself modeling a cream string bikini at the exclusive Hermosa-Hills villas earlier this month.


Health experts have revealed six changes that happen to your body when you stop drinking coffee - and the first is not a welcome one.


Five-year-old Liam was having a bad day after his tee ball league"s season ended, but the friendly neighbor"s cat, Lily, consoled him while he sat on the curb outside his home in Boise, Idaho.


Georgia teen dies after being struck by lightning on Florida beachA
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:38:50 GMT
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Walker Bethune, 17, died Wednesday afternoon 11 days after he was struck by lightning on a Florida beach. Bethune was visiting Tigertail Beach on July 17 with his family when the tragedy struck.


Nets add scorer Cam Thomas with No. 27 pick at NBA Draft
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:03:57 -0400
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At 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, Thomas is regarded as an elite scorer who piles up the shots and points.


Saquon Barkley finding way to contribute at Giants camp
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:58:25 -0400
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Observations from Thursday"s Giants training camp session. Saquon Teaching He remains on the physically unable to perform list but that does not mean Saquon Barkley is excused from making a contribution. As he walked off the field, he stopped to show RB Devontae Booker what looked to be tips on how to get a clean...


Speedy Carl Lawson is a Jets force
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:55:09 -0400
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Observations from Thursay"s Jets training camp session.


Knicks pick Quentin Grimes after two NBA Draft trades
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:45:45 -0400
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With the No. 25 pick, the Knicks selected Houston guard Quentin Grimes, who helped lead the Cougars to the Final Four this past season.


The 2021 NBA Draft class has some incredibly talented... girlfriends. Corey Kispert a the Gonzaga product, who was selected No. 15 overall by the Wizards at Thursday night"s draft a heard NBA commissioner call his name and immediately turned to girlfriend Jennifer Wirth. The pair shared a sweet hug and kiss before he took to...


Knicks trade two picks to start NBA Draft
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:28:14 -0400
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The Knicks traded their first two picks of the 2021 NBA Draft.


Former Michigan Sen. Carl Levin dead at 87
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:24:27 -0400
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Longtime Michigan Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice on military issues in Washington and a staunch supporter of the auto industry back home in Michigan, died at 87 years old.


Versatile Xavier McKinney the key to Giantsa defensive backfield
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:19:16 -0400
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Xavier McKinney is healthy and has a reminder for those who may have forgotten about him.


Hard to back Olympic teams lacking true American pride
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:17:46 -0400
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I would be remiss if I didnat begin, today, by expressing the nationas gratitude to the womenas U.S. Olympic basketball team for its generous decision to pretend it doesnat mind representing the United States during the playing of our national anthem. Thatas right, the team, composed of WNBA professionals who during their season assiduously avoided...


Sailor charged in connection with devastating USS Bonhomme Richard fire
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:13:00 -0400
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A US Navy sailor has been charged in connection with last year"s devastating fire on board the USS Bonhomme Richard.


Russiaas Evgeny Rylov has completed a backstroke sweep at the Tokyo Olympics. Rylov added the 200-meter backstroke title to his victory in the 100 back, winning with an Olympic-record time of 1 minute, 53.29 seconds. The silver went to American Ryan Murphy in 1:54.15, while Britainas Luke Greenbank grabbed the bronze in 1:54.72. Murphy was...


Giantsa Joe Judge is anything but a aknow it alla coach
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:06:39 -0400
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Giants coach Joe Judge took the offseason trying to better himself as a coach.


NBA picks late Kentucky guard Terrence Clarke in 2021 Draft
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:58:59 -0400
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John Calipari wanted everyone to remember Terrence Clarke during the 2021 NBA Draft.


Yankees need Anthony Rizzo, Joey Gallo to balance lineup
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:56:45 -0400
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The Yankees need their two power-hitting lefty acquisitions, Anthony Rizzo and Joey Gallo, to come up big in the final two months.


South Africaas Tatjana Schoenmaker has set the first individual swimming world record at the Tokyo Olympics. She won the womenas 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2 minutes, 18.95 seconds, breaking the mark of 2:19.11 set by Denmarkas Rikke Moller Pedersen at the 2013 world championships in Barcelona. The United States claimed the other two...


Chris Duarte was an NBA Draft riser and was selected No. 13 overall by the Pacers at Thursday night"s 2021 NBA Draft. What fans may not know is, he"s a doting dad to a 17-month-old son named Christopher, whom he shares with his girlfriend Sylvia Velazquez. It"s unclear when the couple began dating, however, they...


aSleepaway Campa Ending, Explained
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:50:02 -0400
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That creepy final shot won"t leave your mind for a week, at least.


House GOP march to Senate to protest latest mask mandate
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:37:59 -0400
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Congressional GOP members and their staffers crossed the Capitol Thursday, marching onto the Senate floor to protest the recently reinstituted mask mandate in the House of Representatives.


aGossip Girla 2021 Fashion: Shop These Looks From Episode 4
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:30:00 -0400
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Get this Gossip Girl fashion for yourself from the twisty Episode 4.


Jalen Green shines in Balmain and diamonds at the NBA Draft
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:27:26 -0400
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Jalen Green brought his A-game to the 2021 NBA Draft red carpet.


Stubblety-Cook won gold in the men"s 200m breaststroke final on Thursday with an Olympic-record time of two minutes and 6.38 seconds. He was the first Australian to win the event since 1964.


Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein"s attempt to dodge two of the 11 sexual assault charges he"s facing in Los Angeles was today thrown out by a judge.


Home cook shares her simple recipe for McDonald"s apple pie at home
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:22:52 GMT
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A home cook from New South Wales has shared her simple recipe for recreating McDonald"s apple pies from home, and she promises they taste exactly like the real deal.


Two teenagers shot execution style in a Corona, California movie theater on Monday night were on their first date.


The singer beamed a smile as she sat on her hunky beau"s lap during the meal in Nerano, Italy, and shared passionate kisses while still sitting at the table on Wednesday.


ALISON BOSHOFF: Painfully ugly past of the American Beauty
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:09:03 GMT
From https:
ALISON BOSHOFF: Behind the striking pose by actress Mena Suvari lies a story every bit as disturbing according to her new memoir.


Australia move into Day 7 of the Tokyo Olympic Games with a series of medal chances including a red hot favourite in the pool, the start of the athletics and huge games for the Matildas and Opals.


James Magnussen unleashes on Australian coaches over 4x200m selection
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:49:44 GMT
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Ariarne Titmus swam the first leg for Australia followed by sprint specialist Emma McKeon, Madison Wilson and Leah Neale - but they claimed only bronze from a race they were favoured to win.


Johansson alleges that she lost out of more than $50million as a result of the film being released on streaming service Disney+ at the same time as its debut in theaters


Two-time Olympic gold medallist Ariarne Titmus has admitted she"s "absolutely buggered" as Australia"s Golden Girl has one final run at a medal.


With Sydney"s Covid case numbers at an all-time high, The Project host Lisa Wilkinson spoke for millions in the locked down city by saying the 239 figure had been a "gut punch".


The ABC"s Dr Norman Swan told The Project that the current Covid outbreak in Sydney will never be as bad as Melbourne"s second wave because Victoria"s contact tracers were "not effective".


Dozens of new Covid exposure sites were revealed on Thursday night, with sites spread from the city"s virus-ravaged west to the inner city and eastern suburbs.


Revolutionary technology can diagnose concussion in just FOUR minutes
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:30:23 GMT
From https:
EXCLUSIVE: A number of clubs from France"s top two divisions, including Ligue 1 outfit RC Lens, are currently testing out the device produced by French performance company Spectre


The spiralling number of Covid cases is not just a "western Sydney problem" as fed-up residents call for the same stringent lockdown measures to be brought in on the other side of the latte line.


Previous sightings of "Jet Pack Guy" (pictured left last year) sparked panic over his proximity to LA"s LAX, and speculation over who - or what - was flying through the air.


After storming to her first Olympic gold in an incredible canoe performance on Thursday, Jess Fox admitted to a slightly less impressive feat just moments before the race.


The 55-year-old star responded to criticism about Steven Spielberg"s daughter Destry Spielberg"s new movie The Rightway


With the twisties, gymnasts second-guess their instincts and overthink, which can lead them to mess up a flip or twist and land wrong. This can lead to injury and even paralysis.


The 62-year-old icon shared that she and husband Christopher Guest "have watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby" in a new interview with AARP magazine .


Biles, 24, announced on Wednesday that she was dropping out of the all-around final to "focus on her mental health" following her decision to withdraw from the team final after just one event.


Missing Utah boy, 4, is FOUND DEAD in his toy chest
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:52:17 GMT
From https:
Missing Utah 4-year-old, Kache Wallis, was found dead in a toy chest in his room after being reported missing. His death has been ruled an accident due to asphyxiation.


Newlywed Kitty Spencer, 30, was spotted donning a black dress and oversized sunglasses during her luxury honeymoon in Positano, Italy with husband Michael Lewis, 62


Britney"s co-conservator and care manager Jodi Montgomery made the claim in new legal documents


Melissa Cohen"s Secret Service escort to Starbucks in Malibu on Tuesday left American taxpayers with a hefty bill of around $285, DailyMail.com can reveal.


The Ever Given eased into the Amazonehaven container terminal in the sprawling port in Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Thursday, months later than originally planned.


Lady Mary, theA DJ daughter of James Charteris, Earl of Wemyss and March and Catherine Ingrid Guinness, is currently enjoying a very luxurious trip to Ibiza with high society pals.


Meet USA Gymnastics" newest queen: 18-year-old Sunisa Lee
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:15:01 GMT
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Sunisa, 18, took gold in the all-around women"s final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics today. TheA Minnesota resident is the youngest member of Team USA.


Lakes under the Martian surface could be frozen clay and liquid water after scientists reexamined radar data taken in 2018 by the Mars Express spacecraft, according to a new study.


Anna Bey, who lives in Geneva, boasts over 976,000 subscribers on YouTube, where she shares self-help videos for infiltrating high society and living a feminine lifestyle.


The clips starts 4 billion years ago when earth was a hellish protoplanet. We are then shown the formation of tectonic plates, oceans and continents that lead up to a human colonized world.


Researchers have directly imaged an exoplanet to 35 light-years away, the closest one to be imaged so far, experts at the University of Hawaii said. The exoplanet is known as COCONUTS-2b.


Vaccinated people infected with the Delta variant have the same viral levels as the unvaccinated infected with this variant, Dr Fauci said, citing unreleased data that outside experts are demanding to see.


Sophie Rodgers, 44, from North Yorkshire, partially severed her spinal cord after "misjudging" a jump over 52-year-old Guy Rodgers and falling out of their double bed, knocking herself out in August 2019.


Former military aide John Stufflebeem says that he has long been concerned about the lack of a fail-safe mechanisms to guard against a hostile takeover of the system for launching a nuclear attack.


The 525ft "Golden Horizon", which weighs approximately 8,440 tons and boasts five masts with 6,300sqm of sail, was caught on camera sailing into Poole Harbour in Dorset this morning.


The plan to modernize warfighting, called Expanded Maneuver, should be finished by 2030. It includes creating a hacker-proof "combat cloud" and sending cargo with rockets.


Beijing threatens to "expel" British warships from South China Sea
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:32:04 GMT
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Chinese state media has said the navy will watch HMS Queen Elizabeth"s route through the South China Sea closely and will "expel" any British ships that stray near islands it lays claim to.


A cyclist cheated death when a tree crashed down onto the street behind him in Bermondsey, south-east London. Resident Phillip Lam"s CCTV footage captured the incident at around 5.15pm on July 28.


Five-year-old Liam was having a bad day after his tee ball league"s season ended, but the friendly neighbor"s cat, Lily, consoled him while he sat on the curb outside his home in Boise, Idaho.


Glorious Goodwood: Racegoers arrive for day two
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:45:09 GMT
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Daring crop tops, intricate hats and floral frocks were all on display as revellers descended on the racecourse inA Chichester, West Sussex, for the Qatar Goodwood Festival.


Remains freshly collected from the Dmanisi site in Georgia - which has previously yielded several hominin skulls - were analysed by experts led from the University of Florence.


Stunning images from around the worlda| all taken on a PHONE
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:05:25 GMT
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These photos from around the world were chose as the most notable photographs captured on the world"s best-selling smartphones.


A jawbone from the extinct Desmodus draculae - one of the largest vampire bats to ever exist - was found in Pleistocene-era sediments in a cave not far from the Buenos Aires town of Miramar in Argentina.


The survey conducted on behalf of Australia"s largest not-for-profit private health fund, HCF, found 2.7 million Australians have skipped this daily hygiene habit stuck at home.


Chinese man almost dies after a 20cm eel he inserted into his rectum
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:34:05 GMT
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The unnamed patient from east China"s Jiangsu province told doctors he had decided to follow the folk remedy of inserting an eel into his backside to help solve his bowel problems.


An Australian fitness expert has revealed how drinking alcohol is destroying your efforts and progress at the gym.


JACK BEZANTS: If things had been different, Navid Afkari could be fulfilling a lifelong dream of representing Iran in Olympic wrestling this week.


US series The Prince, created byA Family Guy"s Gary Janetti, centres around a fictional version of Prince George as a tyrant with a withering sense of humour and a dim view of his family.


People over 100 may be protected by unique gut bacteria, study says
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:00:46 GMT
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A family of "friendly" bacteria that"s ubiquitous in people who have reached the of 100 stops the growth of other dangerous bacteria that cause disease, report experts in Tokyo, Japan.


Dr. Tara Gustilo filed a discrimination complaint against Hennepin Healthcare System in Minneapolis alleging she was demoted for criticizing Black Lives Matter on social media.


Police are hunting two men seen following Peter R de Vries moments before he was shot dead in Amsterdam, because they suspect the pair were sent to film his body and post the footage online.


WARNING: Graphic content. A new book shows animal cruelty around the world, from Cambodia"s dog meat trade to elephants and tigers still performing in European circuses.


Turkey hilariously chases after mail truck down a Wisconsin street
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:08:30 GMT
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The turkey was filmed chasing after a mail truck in Madison, Wisconsin, by a man and woman in a car behind. The bird seemed oblivious to other traffic as it dashed down the middle of the street on July 23.


Charles, 71, met with volunteers at Scrabster Beach in Caithness on the northern tip of the country today, on the 40th anniversary of his wedding with Princess Diana.


Ship infested with tree-killing Asian beetle ordered to leave US
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:59:26 +0000
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The Pan Jasmine anchored near New Orleans was carrying wood with five different kinds of pests


The first lady had a sharp object lodged in her foot from walking on the beach during an official event in Hawaii over the weekend


Woman agave birth to wrong childa after IVF blunder
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:26:07 +0000
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She"s trying to find out what happened to her own eggs.




Biden also called on state and local governments to give $100 to newly vaccinated Americans


Guest at luxury hotel aset fire to room and caused APS250,000 of damagea
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:05:36 +0000
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He has also been charged with assaulting two police officers.


Rapper gets teeth knocked out in fight with McDonaldas bouncers
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:46:48 +0000
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"This is no excuse, but everybody knows, Iad been on a bender for two days."


New Zealand took the top spot.


Man knocked out in pub brawl after funeral for best mate
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:06:32 +0000
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David Amos was hospitalised for six weeks with severe brain injuries after his attacker, who has been jailed, landed a single "haymaker" punch.


Those hoping to climb the 72ft structure won"t have long to wait.


Victoria Hall was found strangled and naked in a ditch at the hands of an unknown killer - seven years before Wright murdered five women.


The body of Faith Moore, 16, was recovered four days after she vanished during a monsoon about 100 miles north of Phoenix


A man in his 20s was also hurt during the incident


Liam O"Keefe was stabbed to death days before he was due to be Christened.


Cities where under-30s earn the most revealed a and London isnat highest
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:02:49 +0000
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A Northern city has overtaken the capital when it comes to earning opportunities for under-30s - who also have more spare cash in four other cities.


Rachel Elwell says she has found herself ain a devastating situationa after claiming the banks have told her she is not eligible for reimbursement.


The EuroMillions winner, who bought their ticket in Lewisham, has lost out on the jackpot.


Covid cases rise for second day in a row as 85 more deaths recorded
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:19:49 +0000
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Cases are still lower overall than they were this time last week.


German nudist chasing wild boar that stole laptop is made into a toy
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:52:54 +0000
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The iconic moment has been immortalised as a tiny naked figurine.


Jordan Lee, 28, is accused of inflicting a traumatic brain injury on four-month-old Willow after losing his temper at her constant crying.


The passenger also lost numerous teeth and suffered a fractured cheekbone after rowing over a woman "singing and dancing" on the Tube.


National memorial to victims of Holocaust to be built next to Parliament
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:22:29 +0000
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"There will be something uniquely powerful about locating a memorial to the Holocaust right next to the centre of the UKas democracy."


Olympics organisers have denied the Games are behind the rise in infections.


Book returned to library 50 years overdue with APS20 and apology note
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:44:44 +0000
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Itas believed the recipe book, Mrs Balbir Singh"s Indian Cookery, was loaned out from Paisley Central Library in 1968.


Space flights from the UK ready to launch next year
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:40:09 +0000
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The government hopes it will kickstart the UK space industry.


Scammers use Google to try and charge you for Passenger Locator Forms
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:27:23 +0000
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Passenger Locator Forms should be free to download from government websites.


The employee was sacked and the service has been closed while improvements are made.


Charlie Johnson, 17, from Solihull, was last seen on Saturday evening, sparking a desperate police appeal to find him.


Kind-hearted car enthusiasts ferried friends Will and Dillon for free to their end-of-year celebration.


Man charged after priest attacked while praying alone in cathedral
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:58:39 +0000
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The incident took place at St Maryas Catholic Cathedral in Edinburgh on Monday morning.



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aWeave seen it all before,a one officer told BuzzFeed News this week.


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Over 50 years ago, Tokyo hosted its first modern Olympics. It looked very different from the games today!


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Faisal Khan, a public health leader in Missouri, said he was called a afat brown cunt" and a "brown bastard" after a council meeting where he pushed for a mask mandate.


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15 Facts That Will Make You Stop And Think, "Wow, I Don"t Know Anything"
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:16:09 -0400
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Green chicken eggs and black apples exist!


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The actor said she was promised the release would be exclusively theatrical, but the company released the movie on Disney+ on the same day it was released in theaters.


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Jack Griffith pleaded guilty on Thursday to demonstrating in the Capitol.


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These Gen Z Women Think Sex Positivity Is Overrated
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 18:59:03 -0400
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aI get that it was necessary and a response to repression... but it feels somewhat passA(c) now.a


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How Is Housing Debt Impacting You?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 18:34:49 -0400
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BuzzFeed News wants to know how the pandemic has impacted your ability to pay for housing and what options you might have now if you"ve fallen behind.


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"Our son became our daughter Ruby."


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Black Gay Pornstars Tell The Truth About Creaming
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 18:18:03 -0400
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Creaming has become a point of pride for some Black gay adult performers, but the trend is not without potential danger.


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Organizers of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games ordered 450,000 condoms for the Olympic Village.


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Chief Judge Beryl Howell questioned whether allowing defendants to plead guilty to low-level offenses would deter people from storming the Capitol again.


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"I still get sad chills when I think about it."


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The Olympics offers a showcase for the overwhelming and complicated ways in which the discourse is fluid and interconnected now.


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"Life can surprise you."


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The 18-year-old singer can be seen talking in an accentuated blaccent and utilizing AAVE slang in some resurfaced clips from an Instagram livestream earlier this year.


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"I still want to be broke and poor, it looks really fun and cute."


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TimothA(c)e Chalamet as a tween kicks off this week"s #TBT.


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aThe fact that I didn"t let him go into space was so selfish of me, but I was a new mom and I was like, "You can"t leave me and the babies."a


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19 Of The Wildest Ways Celebs Decided To Spent Their Hard-Earned Cash
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:46:09 -0400
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Apparently, a custom bathtub is the *epitome* of luxury.


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"Imma ride with you through whatever baby."


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15 Villain Origin Stories That Would Probably Turn You Evil Too
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 18:32:20 -0400
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We all have one.


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"It wasn"t even really myself, it was more thinking of the future mini-me really."


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Elite athletes at the Tokyo Olympics have two things in common: remarkable talent in their area of sport and a tattoo of the universally known Olympic rings.


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32 Things On Etsy Our Readers Can"t Get Enough Of
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:00:20 -0400
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Catnip-infused toys, hoodie hangers, and more to steal your d for ransom.


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a<< "Cause tonight is the night when two become one. a<<


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aI have so much advice to give to my past self."


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It"s going to be a no from Pacey.


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Everything You Need To Know About Why Rents Are Going Up
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:45:14 -0400
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"In 44 out of the 50 largest metros in the US, median rents actually broke records in June."


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I"m gagging.


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How Many Of These Bookworm Things Did You Do As A Kid?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:16:10 -0400
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Read WAY past your bedtime.


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BRB...asking if I can honorarily join the Singapore team.


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*Fans self.*


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dPMiracles happen once in a while..dP


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MPs rebuke police for asystemic failurea to improve record on race
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:01:44 GMT
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Failings have led to aunjustified inequalitiesa, says landmark report that finds little progress in 22 years since Macpherson

Police and governments have done too little to stamp out racial injustice in the ranks, with the failings being systemic and leading to aunjustified inequalitiesa, a report by an all-party committee of MPs has found.

The report by the home affairs committee was heavily critical of the progress made in the 22 years since the Macpherson report into why the white killers of Stephen Lawrence were allowed to go free, which blamed ainstitutional racisma

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Study warns regulator must take action as private equity firms and state-backed groups begin to dominate

Foreign control of North Sea oil licences could put the UKas plans to reach net zero emissions at risk, a study has warned.

The research shows state-backed fossil fuel companies and private equity firms are taking a tighter grip on North Sea oil, raising concerns about the governmentas ability to wind down fossil fuel production and secure a ajust transitiona for workers.

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UK Covid cases rise for second day running amid drop in testing
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:08:28 GMT
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Experts warn against drawing conclusions from fluctuations as 31,117 daily infections reported

The daily number of Covid cases reported in the UK has risen for the second day in a row, although experts have cautioned against drawing premature conclusions from the fluctuations.

On Thursday, 31,117 cases were reported in the UK, up from 27,734 the day before, which marked the first rise in cases since 20 July.

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Club observes 97-second silence for Andrew Devine, who was ruled a victim of disaster after brain injuries proved fatal

The players and staff of Liverpool football club have observed 97 seconds of silence at their training base in Austria as a tribute to Andrew Devine, 55, who died this week due to the severe brain damage he sustained in the crush at Hillsborough in 1989.

Andre Rebello, the senior coroner of Liverpool, ruled that Devine died directly due to those brain injuries awhich were to prove fatal 32 years latera, and that he is legally the 97th victim of the disaster.

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Civil servants decline to release letters thought to detail why monarch wanted to exempt her land from green energy initiative

The Scottish government is refusing to publish details about the Queenas secret lobbying of ministers because it would undermine athe appearance of political neutralitya that the monarch adopts in public.

Civil servants made the startling admission when they refused to release private letters from the Queenas Scottish lawyer that are thought to detail why she wanted to amend a bill dealing with green energy earlier this year.

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Scarlett Johansson suing Disney over Black Widow streaming release
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 18:24:02 GMT
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The actor claims that the studio breached her contract by releasing her standalone Marvel adventure on Disney+

Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over the recent release of Black Widow.

The actor is claiming that the studioas decision to launch her first, and last, Marvel standalone film on Disney+ as well as cinemas is a breach of contract.

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Charity says problems are abaked into the systema and calls for fines for poor service across the sector

More than 5 million people had a parcel lost or stolen last year, according to Citizens Advice, which has called on the government to start fining firms that keep losing deliveries as part of a comprehensive overhaul of the sector.

Currently, only Royal Mail faces fines for poor service, but the charity said the same sanctions should apply to the whole industry, after surveys showed customers had experienced a range of problems with deliveries. Ten parcels were lost or stolen during each minute over the last 12 months, it claimed.

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Donations to RNLI rise 3,000% after Farageas migrant criticism
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:52:04 GMT
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UK lifeboat charity raises APS200,000 in single day after CEO hits out at Nigel Farageas ataxi servicea claim

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has raised more than APS200,000 in a single day after defending its work rescuing migrants at risk of drowning in the Channel, while volunteering inquiries have almost quadrupled.

The RNLI said it had been inundated with donations and messages of support since its chief executive hit out at Nigel Farageas claim that it was running a amigrant taxi servicea.

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Steve Wright, who killed five women in 2006, said to have been detained in connection with Victoria Hallas death

A serial killer who murdered five women in Suffolk in 2006 has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of murdering a teenager who went missing on her way home from a nightclub nearly 22 years ago.

The naked body of Victoria Hall, 17, was found in a ditch on 24 September 1999, five days after she was last seen alive in Felixstowe.

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Female duo who approach older men including in golf club car parks are believed to have struck 14 times

People in the south of England have been warned to be vigilant if wearing high-value watches or jewellery after a spate of thefts by women who approach older men.

Several expensive watches have been stolen in the car parks of golf clubs and most victims have been lone men in their 70s.

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Criticism grows after concerns raised over whether there was too much focus on Covid cases in RA(c)union

Ministers are facing growing criticism for putting France on the new aamber plusa travel list, after concerns were raised about whether they focused too much on variant cases in its RA(c)union Island territory 5,700 miles (9,180 km) from Paris.

The UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, admitted on Thursday the decision to impose tougher restrictions on millions of fully vaccinated French citizens and Britons holidaying or living across the Channel was partly due to the prevalence of the Beta variant on RA(c)union.

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New data finds unvaccinated expectant mothers more at risk, with Delta variant linked to more severe symptoms

Englandas top midwife is urging expectant mums to get the Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible, as new data suggests a worrying rise in Covid-19 hospital admissions among unvaccinated pregnant women in the UK.

There is also evidence that the Delta variant poses a significantly greater risk to pregnant women than previous strains.

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With data showing downloads dropping, four people talk about the pressures they face

The number of downloads of the NHS Covid-19 app has shrunk dramatically amid a apingdemica that is causing shortages of goods and workers, after former health secretary Jeremy Hunt warned last week that the government arisks losing social consenta for its test-and-trace programme if it does not allow fully vaccinated people to avoid isolation.

There were 43% fewer downloads of the NHS Covid-19 app in the week ending 30 June compared with the week ending 14 June, government data shows, while a record 689,313 people in England and Wales were contacted by the app and asked to self-isolate in the week to 12 July.

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  • Athlete is first Hmong American to represent US at Olympics
  • Brazilas Rebeca Andrade wins silver, GBas Jessica Gadirova is 10th

Simone Biles stands at just 4ft 8in tall yet her presence has loomed large over gymnastics for what feels like an eternity. Since 2013, she has won the womenas all-around title every single occasion she has been present. Over time, second place had become the only realistic goal for which any other gymnast could strive.

And so, in the wake of Bilesa withdrawal from the all-around competition in Tokyo, the only question to be answered as the rest of the world marched on to the arena was how the top gymnasts would react to this new experience of having a gold medal clearly within reach.

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Simone Biles cheers on the 18-year-old daughter of refugees who fled Laos for US at end of Vietnam war

This was supposed to be the night that Simone Biles added yet another star-spangled page to the history books, by becoming the first gymnast to defend an womenas Olympic all-around title for more than 50 years. Instead a new American talent emerged from the shadow of greatness.

While Biles watched and whooped from the stands, 18-year-old Sunisa Lee held her nerve in an epic four-way tussle for gold. She had already made waves by becoming the first Hmong American to compete for Team US a and then again during a nerveless performance in Tuesday nightas team competition after Biles withdrew citing anxiety concerns. This, though, was a performance bursting with energy, boldness and power.

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Rio 2016 silver medallist went down a storm as part of the BBCas Olympics coverage and is keen to go again as a pundit

This Olympics has seen the rise of new British stars, from the likes of Tom Dean and Duncan Scott in the pool to Tom Pidcock and Georgia Taylor-Brown on a bike. But one of those who has shone brightest is someone who hasnat actually competed.

That was not how Lutalo Muhammad originally planned it, with a third taekwondo medal in a third successive Olympics firmly in the 30-year-oldas sights before injury struck during qualification. It was a huge blow but Muhammad decided to dust himself off and take up the BBCas offer to be a pundit for its coverage of the four days of taekwondo, working from the Olympic studio in Salford. It was a step into the unknown but one that paid off given how Muhammad performed. He was a revelation, seen most clearly in the online reaction to his punditry. Twitter, it is fair to say, blew up.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: day six a in pictures
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:11:11 GMT
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The best images from the sixth dayas action in Tokyo including basketball, gymnastics, judo and a racket broken in anger by Daniil Medvedev

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics briefing: Sunisa Lee leaps into the spotlight
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:56:35 GMT
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Sign up here and receive the Tokyo 2020 daily briefing

Today in a nutshell: swimming, rowing and canoe slalom dominated a day that saw the first golds of these Games for Ireland and New Zealand, a new champion emerge in the gymnastics and, ominously, a Covid scare in the athletesa village.

Tomorrowas key moments: there are medals at stake in the tennis, the final day of rowing, and weall get the first athletics gold in the menas 10,000m race, as the starting gun is finally fired on athletics in the Olympic stadium.

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Heather Stanning, who partnered rower to gold in Rio, salutes Tokyo achievement of mother of three

Among those willing on Helen Glover and Polly Swann as they finished fourth in the Olympic womenas pairs rowing, few were more tense than Heather Stanning, Gloveras former gold medal-winning partner.

aIt was absolutely nerve-racking,a said Stanning, whose own son was born two weeks after Glover (who already had a young son) gave birth to twins in January 2020, and who hung up her oars after the pairas Rio triumph.

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  • Scott has already won gold and silver in Tokyo for Team GB
  • Luke Greenbank second-fastest in 200m backstroke semis

It was the morning after the morning before for Duncan Scott, who produced a composed swim to qualify for the menas 200ametre individual medley final, winning his semi-final 24 hours after the emotional rush of anchoring Great Britainas 4x200m freestyle team to gold.

The Glasgow-born 24-year-old, an individual silver medallist in the 200m freestyle on Tuesday, could have been forgiven if all the action and excitement prompted a dip in performance. But that is exactly what he works to avoid.

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aTough mental preparationa key to Team GBas hopes against Australia
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:00:53 GMT
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Manager Hege Riise has sought to instil resilience while also looking after playersa wellbeing at the Olympics

Hege Riise spoke of the importance of managing the mental toll tournament football can take on players and described her whirlwind management of Team GB as a aprivilegea as she readied her squad to face Australia in the quarter-finals of the Olympics.

The former Norway midfielder a who won Olympic gold in 2000, the World Cup in 1995 and the Euros in 1993 and was an assistant coach with the US womenas national team from 2009 to 2012 a joined the England setup as a temporary assistant coach alongside the Canada international Rhian Wilkinson in January. With Phil Neville parting ways with the Football Association to become manager of Inter Miami shortly afterwards, Riise stepped up as interim England manager and then the FA turned to her to lead Team GB in Japan with Wilkinson as her No 2.

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As ITV confirms it has no plans for a new series, we take a look back at some of the characters that the show foisted on the world

The sublime, the ridiculous and everyone in between have auditioned for the X Factor during its long run on British TV screens. Here are some of the most memorable contestants.

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In the city, they fly along routes that mirror roads

Every evening in Sydney, clouds of bats move across the sky. They time their trip so that there is just too little light to make out anything more than a silhouette a which is just enough light so that you can see, very clearly, the outlines of their legs and feet knocking together a an entrechat a as they flap their wings.

Iam not sure that I will ever stop having the exact same thought about this: aOh my God, you can see their feet knocking together. Oh my God.a

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On perhaps the most anticipated album of 2021, Eilish uses subdued yet powerful songwriting to consider how fame has seeped into every corner of her life

aIam getting older,a sings Billie Eilish, whoas 19, on Happier Than Everas opening track. aIave got more on my shouldersa, she adds, which is certainly true. Her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? wasnat just a huge global hit, but an album that significantly altered mainstream pop music. Two years on, streaming services are clotted with bedroom-bound, teenage singer-songwriters dolefully depicting their lives: anticipation for what the genuine article does next is understandably running very high.

When We All Fall Asleep a| was an album that turned universal teenage traumas a romance, hedonism, friendship groups a into knowingly lurid horror-comic fantasies, in which tongues were stapled, friends buried, hearses slept in and marble walls spattered with blood. That playfulness is less evident on its successor. It flickers occasionally, as on Overheatedas exploration of stardom in the era of social media, complete with death threats (aYou wanna kill me? You wanna hurt me?a she mumbles, before giggling: aStop being flirtya) or on NDA, where the apretty boya she entices home is required to sign the titular legal agreement before he leaves. But the overall tone is noticeably more sombre.

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Analysis: Xi Jinping wants his country to appear more lovable, but critics say Beijingas efforts are too superficial

Chinaas appointment of a new ambassador to the US has shone a light on the ongoing debate among analysts about how Beijing communicates with its biggest competitor, the future of its awolf warriora diplomacy and how Xi Jinpingas call to atell a good China storya might work in practice.

The debate over the awolf warriora style a under which, as the Chinese ambassador to Sweden said on Swedish public radio in 2019, awe treat our friends with fine wine, but for our enemies we have shotgunsa a comes amid a burst of positive publicity that delighted Beijingas propaganda officials: the foreign coverage of the herd of 15 wandering Asian elephants in southern China that captured the countryas imagination and led Chinese vloggers to travel hundreds of miles to take selfies with them.

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With the bassistas death, one of rockas great partnerships a where raunch met ranch in absurdist but progressive American music a has come to an end

aC/ ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dies aged 72

Dusty Hill was evidently used to being mistaken for someone else. Well, for one other person. In 2012, backstage at a strange festival in Maryland, I watched as drunk twentysomethings walked up to a man with a vast beard, eyes hidden behind shades. aBilly!a they shouted. aBilly, can I get a photo with you?a But Dusty Hill clearly didnat like being mistaken for Billy Gibbons, who stood a few feet away from him on stage with ZZ Top for more than 50 years, and he walked away without a word.

Gibbons tended to be the focus of attention: he was the guitarist; he took most of the lead vocals; he was the bandas great and delightful eccentric. But Hill, who died in his sleep aged 72, was just as important. He sang lead or co-lead on several of ZZ Topas best loved songs a his high, true tenor a contrast to Gibbonsa radioactive growl a and his bass tone was every bit as crucial to their sound as Gibbonsa guitar. And, perhaps even more importantly, the pair came as a double act, not just by looking so similar they could be mistaken for one another but also in the perfect, minimalist choreography of their stage show (aLow energy, high impact,a as Hill described it to me, later that afternoon in Maryland).

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Relatable jokes about trauma can help people feel less alone, but questions remain over how therapeutic they can truly be

When, more than a decade ago, I was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, I turned to the internet to learn more about my condition.

Back then, the effects of trauma werenat exactly unknown, but they werenat making headlines, either. Most of the information I found was on psychology websites, but it wasnat until I went to the doctor and received my diagnosis that I fully understood what was happening to me. Public awareness of the condition was low a or at least, it wasnat something that people spoke openly about. I felt very alone.

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Vivo review a sweet but forgettable Netflix animation is Pixar-lite
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:00:44 GMT
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Lin-Manuel Miranda voices a spunky kinkajou in a pleasant enough musical that feels like a patchwork of better kidsa films

As part of Netflixas recent quarterly update, the ever-expanding streamer bragged that this last year saw their biggest animated film to date, yet another sign of their all-conquering versatility. But despite a concerted effort to increase in-house animation, the movie in question was tellingly not one of their own creation but rather a Covid acquisition, made and primed by Sony for a big-screen release but panic-sold when cinemas shuttered.

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The inflammatory condition causes swelling of the limbs and affects more people in the UK than Parkinsonas or MS. For years it has been overlooked, but now awareness is finally growing

Five weeks after being diagnosed with cervical cancer, Corinne Singleton was declared to be in remission. She skipped out of the oncology ward that day, ready to make the most of her retirement. Little did she know that her health challenges were far from over. aTo be honest,a says Singleton, five years later, athe cancer was a breeze compared with the lymphoedema.a

About a month into her recovery, Singleton, 60, noticed some unusual swelling of her upper thigh. aI just thought I must have banged it,a she says. When it persisted after two weeks, she realised, with a sinking feeling, what was the likely cause. She had learned about lymphoedema early on in her treatment for cancer, as a possible side effect of radiotherapy. aI remembered thinking: aI hope I donat get that onea,a she says.

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A government that leaves its citizens unable to even eat or wash has, by any definition, fundamentally failed

A decade ago, the emergence of mass food banks in the UK could genuinely be described as shocking. The image of families queueing in their local church for a box filled with pasta and beans has not only since been normalised, it has spread.

This does not simply mean the number of food banks has grown in recent years a there are now more than 1,300 such places in the Trussell Trustas network, compared to fewer than 100 in 2010, as well as hundreds more independent ones a but also that these have opened the door for other types of donation centres, each set up by community groups and charities in response to growing need.

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The procedure is deeply anti-democratic and violates the parliamentas founding principles. Hereas how it can be opposed

In 2002, as the Scottish parliament was debating a bill to provide the public with a groundbreaking new right to roam, the independent MSP Dennis Canavan spotted a provision that exempted the Queenas private Balmoral estate from this statutory right. Canavan managed to remove this exemption a but why had ministers ever drafted it in the first place? Did walkers climbing popular hills such as Lochnagar not deserve the same rights as those climbing every other hill in Scotland?

Since then, as the Guardian revealed this week, other acts of the Scottish parliament have exempted the Queenas personal estates from laws that apply to every other landowner in Scotland. At least 67 Scottish parliamentary bills have been vetted by the Queen over the last two decades, including legislation around planning laws, protections from tenants and property taxation.

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This astonishing athleteas greatest triumph may be to make us confront the mental demands our culture puts on athletes

Simone Biles has given us many groundbreaking performances. This week she has pushed the boundaries of sport once more. Not by expanding her already extraordinary technical expertise as a gymnast but by challenging the persistent, macho narrative around what Olympic success and sporting strength should look like.

Biles follows tennis players Naomi Osaka at the French Open and Emma Raducanu at Wimbledon, who are unafraid to speak up in the global spotlight and place mental heath on the same level as physical health. Sadly, all have had their integrity, sporting prowess and character questioned. Michael Phelps revealed the extraordinary pressures and mental health struggles that he faced in a recent documentary called The Weight of Gold: the title says it all. Amid the stacks of gold medals and trophies, itas hard to dismiss Phelps, Osaka or Biles as aweak losersa (unless youare a certain brand of tabloid commentator). That means we have to think again. Surely we have had enough warning shots to realise the scale of the mental health crisis in sport a one that is also a mirror for wider society. Itas going to take more than a few extra wellbeing advisers to address the issue.

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Weare falling desperately behind in the fight to get vaccines to all, as only 3% of people in countries that rely on Covax are protected

The world is witnessing the emergence of more infectious variants of the Sars-CoV-2 virus, but a stuttering race to ensure equitable access to vaccines has seen a handful of countries streak ahead, immunising their own populations, leaving many of the worldas vulnerable people in their wake.

Communities are struggling with impatience and fatigue, which is understandable. However, easing basic public health measures such as wearing masks and social distancing risks fuelling transmission. In combination with more infectious variants and the ame firsta attitude of some countries, people who are unvaccinated and those who have received only one dose are at increasing risk.

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Competition and Markets Authority is working on a string of cases involving the NHS being overcharged for drugs

A fine by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for unfair pricing by private health companies is a rare story that looks set to become increasingly common.

This weekas example is the APS100m penalty dished out to the pharmaceutical company Advanz, which was accused of price gouging after it became clear that the 6,000% increase over 10 years in the cost to GPs of its liothyronine tablets, which are used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency, was an unjustifiable and deliberate policy of increasing profits to the detriment of the public purse.

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The governmentas words at the global education summit are completely at odds with its behaviour. Whatever the event achieves will be despite its UK hosts, not because of them

With all the fanfare Covid would allow, the global education summit opened in London this week. Ahead of the meeting, the minister for European neighbourhood and the Americas was on rousing form. aEducating girls is a gamechanger,a Wendy Morton said, going on to describe what a plan would look like to do just that.

The UK, co-hosting the summit with Kenyaas president, Uhuru Kenyatta, plans to raise funds for the Global Partnership for Education, from governments and donors. The UK government has promised APS430m over the next five years.

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The reality show is highly problematic, and attracts viewer complaints of all stripes. But one TV show canat a and wonat a get to the root of bigger issues plaguing society

For just over a month now, Love Island (and therefore, Love Island discourse) has dominated the summer. Not since Take Me Outas 2010s reign has a British reality dating show generated so much conversation, alternately heralded as the best thing on telly and condemned as the most controversial. As predictable as the fast fashion collaborations are the complaints, whether it be Tweeters drawing up petitions or viewers escalating their grumbles to Ofcom.

It goes without saying that Love Island, like any other reality show, is problematic. To date, the most complained about episode is from season four, when fan favourite Dani Dyer sobbed as she learned that the ex-girlfriend of her love interest Jack Fincham had joined the show. Ofcom received more than 2,500 complaints and the show was accused of aemotional manipulationa. And this week, after two years of forgoing the infamous postcard that caused such distress, it was brought back to spice up what has been a largely uneventful series. Producers showed images of castmate Teddy Soares kissing another woman during a challenge, despite spending most of his time in Casa Amor pining after Faye Winters. Watching Faye put her walls up once again, faced with the misrepresentation of his behaviour, was infuriating rather than entertaining.

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The drive for reform caused by the Stephen Lawrence scandal has stalled. A new Commons committee report issues a summons to action

It is 28 years since Stephen Lawrence was murdered in south London in an unprovoked racist knife attack, and 22 years since Sir William Macpherson published his groundbreaking report into the police handling of the case. The report led to significant reforms in the law, in policing, in addressing institutional racism and in the attention given to racist crimes. Since then, the pace of reform has slowed. Habits of unequal enforcement have crept back into police relations with black people and other minority communities, slowing the push towards equal recruitment and widening the gap in public confidence. It is past time to take up the cause of reform again.

In an important review of progress and setbacks since Macpherson, the Commons home affairs committee calls today for a new sense of urgency over these vital issues. It is important to recognise that the committee is composed of MPs from across parliament. Four of the members who adopted the report are Conservatives; four, including the chair, Yvette Cooper, are Labour, and one is a Scottish nationalist. In other words, this is a genuinely all-party report, and the authority of its conclusions is greatly enhanced by it.

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Benevolent dictatorship is not the answer to the regionas real problems

This week has shown that Arab regimes are tough on dissent, but much less interested in its causes. This will create problems for years to come as these states struggle to recover from the pandemic. Tunisiaas presidential power grab is a test for Joe Bidenas democracy and human rights agenda. War has impoverished ancient centres of Arab civilisation. The UNas Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia this week pointed out that poverty now affects 88% of the population in Syria and 83% in Yemen. Even nations once considered wealthy have been brought low by an unhappy meeting of leadership failures and Covid-19. Lebanonas leaders are begging for foreign assistance after the local currency plummeted in value and the population ran short of food, fuel and medicine.

The Arab world is a varied place. The latest UN survey shows it diverging into wealthy Gulf absolute monarchies; a set of middle-income countries with more people than their oil reserves can comfortably afford; war zones in some of the largest nations such as Iraq; and very poor states. The oil-rich sheikhdoms are pulling ahead and using their financial and military clout to extend their influence, often with disastrous results. The Arab region, says the UN, hosts more than six million refugees and more than 11 million internally displaced persons. There is little coordinated action to deal with the numerous social challenges, including growing poverty, increased unemployment and persistent gender inequalities. Food insecurity has spread. One can be too downcast: the UN hopes for a silver lining in the prospect of peace in Libya.

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We should blame men for the climate crisis | Letter
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:10:45 GMT
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Lucy Ellmann on 5,000 years of male-led environmental destruction

Arwa Mahdawi claims that men are not responsible for climate change (Donat blame men for the climate crisis a we should point the finger at corporations, 27 July). This lets men off the hook a little too lightly. Not only are they the instigators of the ruinous Industrial Revolution, which led to the vast contamination of air, water and land, but men have also spent the last 5,000 years fighting, killing, colonising, enslaving, marauding, and yelling about football.

Who invented the capitalist system that Mahdawi agrees is so destructive? And who owns the corporations she so rightly condemns? Men.

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Electric trains offer the best route to greener transport
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:15:33 GMT
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Rob Harris on why electric lorries are not the answer, and Prof LJS Lesley on the benefits of electrifying the rail network. Plus Graham Larkbey laments the neglect of an England-Wales border station

The experiment with electric lorries on the M180 (UK government backs scheme for motorway cables to power lorries, 27 July) is laughable when compared with the lack of interest shown by the government in furthering railway electrification at a time of an HGV driver shortage.

Just 8.5% of freight locomotives in the UK are electric. This lags lamentably behind mainland Europe, thanks in part to gaps as short as two miles in the electrified network. Aside from complete routes, there are merely 50 miles in total which, after electrification, could decarbonise over two million annual miles of freight haulage. Just 14 of these miles connect Britainas busiest container port, Felixstowe, to the electrified network at Ipswich. The gaps exist thanks to electrified lines largely following radial passenger flows from London, whereas freight routes ignore these.

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  • South Africaas director of rugby posts extraordinary video
  • Erasmus claims referee Nic Berry favoured Lionsa captain

World Rugby is under pressure to intervene after Rassie Erasmus, South Africaas director of rugby, launched another stinging attack on the refereeing of the opening Test of the British & Irish Lions series. Erasmus has also offered to step aside from the remaining two Tests if it delivers afairera treatment for the Springboks in Saturdayas second Test.

During an hour-long video containing 26 clips highlighting a range of decisions, Erasmus suggested the Australian referee, Nic Berry, and his assistants made several crucial mistakes which significantly influenced his sideas 22-17 defeat. He also raised eyebrows by alleging his World Cup-winning captain, Siya Kolisi, was shown less respect at key moments than his Lions counterpart, Alun Wyn Jones.

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The Portuguese has played down the idea he can offer a quick fix but expectations are high for his return to Italy

How many managers could inspire a mural before taking charge of their first game? JosA(c) Mourinho was not even officially in the job yet at Roma when the street artist Harry Greb depicted his likeness on a wall in the Testaccio neighbourhood of Italyas capital.

The Portuguese was shown riding an iconic model of Vespa, known colloquially as ail Specialinoa. This version was rebranded as aSpecialonea.

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  • FIA rejects Red Bullas request for a review of Verstappen crash
  • Hamilton says he will endure racist abuse if it leads to equality

Mercedes have accused Red Bull of a aconcerted attempt to tarnish Lewis Hamiltonas good name and sporting integritya as the Formula One war of words raged on.

Less than an hour after it emerged Red Bull had failed in their attempts to convince the FIA to review Hamiltonas 10-second penalty a following his opening-lap collision with Max Verstappen at the British Grand Prix a Mercedes hit back at their title rivals.

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Manchester City open Jack Grealish transfer talks with Aston Villa
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:02:40 GMT
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  • Decision on whether deal will happen expected in days
  • Villa want to hold on to Grealish and have offered new deal

Manchester City have stepped up their pursuit of Jack Grealish by opening negotiations with Aston Villa. The England playmaker is a key target for City, along with Tottenhamas Harry Kane, and a decision on whether a deal can be struck is expected within days.

Villa are keen to hold on to Grealish and have offered the 25-year-old a new contract. They intend to stand firm and build their team around him but their resolve will be tested if Grealish tells his boyhood club he wants to leave and City come up with a satisfactory fee. The asking price would likely be at least APS100m.

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Lady Bowthorpe redemption for Shoemark after shame of cocaine ban
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:32:25 GMT
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  • First Group One winner for jockey after low of 2018
  • Renowned music agent puts Jarvis back at top table

Oisin Murphy led a celebration party from the weighing room holding a sign that read aSmile, dance, wave and celebratea after Lady Bowthorpeas success in the Nassau Stakes here on Thursday, neatly summing up the mood around the winneras enclosure after a rare Group One which managed to slip through the fingers of Flat racingas biggest stables.

The general delight was in part for William Jarvis, Lady Bowthorpeas trainer, who was celebrating his first top-flight win for 27 years, and also Emma Banks, agent to music stars including Kylie Minogue and Katy Perry, whose loyal support of Jarvisas yard had finally been rewarded with a Group One success.

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Economic rebound and receding Covid fears allow firms to resume bumper payouts to investors


UK-listed companies announced a combined APS7.2bn in dividends and share buybacks on Thursday, as the economic rebound and receding Covid fears allowed firms to resume bumper payouts to investors.

Big oil and miners dominated the dividend bonanza, with mining firm Anglo-American revealing the largest payout, worth a total of $4.1bn, after reporting its strongest half-year profit in the companyas 104-year history. It followed similar moves by Shell, drinks company Diageo and Lloyds Banking Group, which helped round out a bumper day for shareholders.

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Financial burden of aaliena animals and plants such as Japanese knotweed and European rabbit is rising, researchers warn

Invasive species such as the grey squirrel, Japanese knotweed and the European rabbit have cost the UK economy at least APS5bn since the mid 1970s, according to research.

Ecosystem-altering plants and animals that wipe out native wildlife, often introduced by humans, have cost the country at least APS122m a year on average since 1976, causing structural damage to buildings, clogging waterways and ruining crops.

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Prestigious London law firm known for its elite clientele including top football clubs ahas case to answera

The solicitors regulator is to prosecute Mishcon de Reya, one of the UKas most prestigious law firms, along with a former partner in its high profile sports practice.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced on Thursday that it would bring a case against the firm a known for representing Princess Diana during her divorce, and more recently the businesswoman and pro-EU campaigner Gina Miller a before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

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MPs decry ashocking conditionsa at facilities for asylum seekers
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:23:28 GMT
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Yvette Cooper, chair of home affairs committee, wrote to Priti Patel after visiting Kent sites on Tuesday

MPs have raised serious concerns about the ashocking conditionsa they found in Kent holding facilities for asylum seekers, including an unaccompanied child housed in an office space for 10 days, and a girl forced to sleep on a sofa for days on end.

Yvette Cooper, chair of the home affairs select committee, has written to the home secretary following a committee visit on Tuesday when MPs saw asylum seekers held in cramped, unsafe and acompletely inappropriatea facilities.

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Kenneth Baker: plan to scrap BTecs is an act of vandalism
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:30:40 GMT
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Former Tory education secretary criticises astreamlininga of vocational and technical qualifications in England

The former Conservative education secretary Kenneth Baker has described the governmentas overhaul of vocational and technical qualifications at schools and colleges in England as aan act of vandalisma.

Lord Baker, who initiated controversial school changes under Margaret Thatcher, said he opposed the Department for Educationas (DfE) plans to scrap most applied general qualifications such as BTecs in favour of its new T-levels, which will leave students aged 16 with few alternatives to A-levels. The qualification is designed to be a single two-year course focused on a specific career such as accounting, building services or hair and beauty.

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Storm Evert: high winds and heavy rain to hit south-west England
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:08:36 GMT
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Warning of possible infrastructure damage and travel disruption, with gusts of up to 75mph in Cornwall

Winds of up to 75mph (120km/h) will lash parts of south-west England as Storm Evert, the first storm to be named in the month of July, hits the UK on Thursday and Friday.

The Met Office said the newly named storm would bring aunseasonably strong winds and heavy raina.

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Britons still on furlough most likely to be arts and creative workers
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:01:13 GMT
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Two industries overtake hospitality sector as number on scheme drops by 590,000 after taper kicks in

Staff in the arts and creative industries overtook hospitality workers as the most likely to be on furlough in June, as the number of people being paid through the UK scheme dropped by 590,000 to 1.9 million ahead of government subsidy cuts that forced employers to begin paying towards the job protection scheme.

HMRC figures showed that the number of workers on the scheme dropped from 2.5 million to 1.9 million, its lowest level since the start of the Covid pandemic, before a 10% cut in the subsidy to employers at the start of July.

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Former No 10 adviser pressed civil service to urgently approve polling contract, saying he had aordered ita from PM

Dominic Cummings personally called a former colleague on the Vote Leave Brexit campaign and asked if his company would work for the government on its response to the Covid pandemic, leading to the award of a APS580,000 Cabinet Office contract with no competitive process.

In an email on 20 March 2020, Boris Johnsonas former chief adviser asked the most senior civil servant responsible for contracts to sign off the budget immediately, and that if aanybody in CABOFF [the Cabinet Office] whinesa, to tell them Cummings had aordered ita from the prime minister.

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Vaccine passport plan intended to coax young to have jabs, says Raab
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:20:29 GMT
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Foreign secretary says government will not ahold country backa because some are not getting vaccinated

The government is using the threat of domestic vaccine passports to coax and cajole people into getting fully vaccinated, the foreign secretary has admitted.

Dominic Raab said ministers did not want to ahold the country backa just because some individuals were not coming forward to get inoculated, confirming publicly what many suspected about Boris Johnsonas sudden decision to throw his weight behind certification for nightclubs.

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Rule would affect more than 2m civilian employees, but Republicans continue to block preventive measures

Joe Biden has announced that all civilian federal workers must show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus or face regular testing and stringent physical distancing, masking and travel restrictions.

Facing a daunting political test as the Delta variant cuts a swath through unvaccinated Americans, the president outlined a more aggressive approach by the federal government and expressed hope that it would offer a model for corporate employers.

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The analysis draws on public health studies that conclude that for every 4,434 metric tons of CO2 produced, one person globally will die

The lifestyles of around three average Americans will create enough planet-heating emissions to kill one person, and the emissions from a single coal-fired power plant are likely to result in more than 900 deaths, according to the first analysis to calculate the mortal cost of carbon emissions.

The new research builds upon what is known as the asocial cost of carbona, a monetary figure placed upon the damage caused by each ton of carbon dioxide emissions, by assigning an expected death toll from the emissions that cause the climate crisis.

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Scarlett Johansson suing Disney over Black Widow streaming release
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 18:24:02 GMT
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The actor claims that the studio breached her contract by releasing her standalone Marvel adventure on Disney+

Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over the recent release of Black Widow.

The actor is claiming that the studioas decision to launch her first, and last, Marvel standalone film on Disney+ as well as cinemas is a breach of contract.

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After several ahiccupsa on the journey to the ISS, the Nauka lab module accidentally fired its rockets after docking

Russiaas troubled Nauka laboratory module has caused a fright when its rockets accidentally fired after docking the with the International Space Station, briefly throwing the station out of position.

A few hours after docking, Naukaas propulsive devices unexpectedly fired, forcing personnel aboard the ISS to fire thrusters on the Russian segment of the station to counter the effect.

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  • Man was whipped, choked and threatened with gun
  • Second Aurora officer arrested for failing to intervene

A Colorado police officer has been arrested after body-camera footage showed him pistol-whipping, choking and threatening to shoot an unarmed man.

Related: New York City sommelier charged with burning outdoor dining structures

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aC/ Tech and retail giant continues to ride pandemic boom

aC/ Share price falls 5% in after-hours trading

Amazonas sales topped $100bn for the third quarter in a row as its profits for the three months surged to $7.8bn.

The Seattle-based tech and online retail giant reported sales of $113bn for the three months between April and June a over $1.4bn a day. The figure was up from $88.9bn in the second quarter of 2020 but slightly lower than Wall Street had expected, and triggered a 5% slide in its share price in after-hours trading.

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The company also announced a vaccine mandate for employees who return in person for the new mid-October target date

Google has backtracked on plans to welcome most workers back to its sprawling campus in September, becoming the latest Silicon Valley company to delay reopening amid a surge in Covid cases.

The company announced Wednesday it is postponing a return to the office until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone who returns in person to be vaccinated.

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Firm leading Arizona audit received millions from Trump supporters
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:28:03 GMT
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Cyber Ninjas received $5.7m in donations, including $3.25m from the CEO of Overstock, who said the 2020 election was ariggeda

The firm leading a widely criticized, Republican-backed audit of election ballots in Arizona has received $5.7m in donations, the majority from supporters of Donald Trump, it revealed on Wednesday.

Cyber Ninjas, a Florida-based company with no prior experience in election audits, said it had received $3.25m from Patrick Byrne, the CEO of the furniture sales company Overstock, who has falsely described the 2020 election as ariggeda, with more money pouring in from figures who have peddled lies about the legitimacy of the vote.

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  • Disgraced doctor jailed after dozens of cases of sexual abuse
  • Nassar owes more than $57,000 in restitution to victims
  • Washington Post explores Nassaras finances in prison

Disgraced former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has paid just $300 in penalties since being given an effective life sentence after abusing dozens of athletes in his care and possessing thousands of images of child sexual abuse.

According to a court filing obtained by the Washington Post, Nassar spent more than $10,000 from his prison bank account in the three years since he was jailed. But Nassar is only paying $8.33 per month towards the $57,000 he owes in restitution to the survivors of his abuse, the $5,300 he owes to the federal Crime Victims Fund, as well as $834 in court fees.

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Teachers, who worked in Monroe, Washington, said they suffered brain damage from exposure to PCBs in fluorescent lighting

Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued the chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185m.

The law firm that represented the teachers, Friedman Rubin, said a jury returned the verdict on Tuesday in King county superior court. The teachers, who worked at the Sky Valley education center in Monroe, Washington, said they suffered brain damage from exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in the fluorescent lighting at the school.

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The staras legitimate-on-paper legal battle against the worldas biggest movie studio over the streaming release of Black Widow is an inevitable next step

After heading up to the clouds to take down a nefarious brainwashing facility in the Marvel blockbuster Black Widow, Scarlett Johanssonas next target has been revealed and this time sheas striking much closer to home.

The actor announced on Thursday, via a court filing in Los Angeles, that she would be suing Disney over the release strategy of her first, and last, standalone adventure. The film had been intended for a theatrical-only debut, falling in line with her previous eight outings alongside fellow Avengers, but when Covid-19 shuttered cinemas, it jumped around the schedule before landing a now rather familiar hybrid release: simultaneously available on the big screen as well as on Disney+ for a $30 rental.

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  • Lee: aI was starting to put a lot of pressure on myselfa
  • Brazilas Rebeca Andrade wins silver after injury troubles

Sunisa Lee, the new womenas Olympic all-around champion, said that Simone Biles and her older teammates gave her some key advice in a tense moment shortly before her final. aThey told me to just go out there and not worry about anything else because I was starting to put a lot of pressure on myself,a she said.

Related: Sunisa Lee steps up in Bilesas absence to win Olympic womenas gymnastics all-around

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  • Team have ascratched surface of what we can doa at Olympics
  • Andonovski says sacrifices must be made to execute his plans

Crystal Dunn believes the US womenas national team have only ascratched the surfacea of what they can achieve at the Tokyo Olympics before a quarter-final against the Netherlands on Friday.

The US uncharacteristically held back in their final game of Group G against Australia and a 0-0 draw ensured they finished second behind Sweden but meant they were goalless in two of three games.

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  • Sam Kendricks and GermA!n Chiaraviglio out of Games
  • Australia had confined entire track and field team to their rooms

Two pole vaulters a including the US world champion, Sam Kendricks ahave tested positive for Covid-19 in the Olympic Village, raising concerns of a potential domino effect among athletes.

Kendricksas father, Scott, broke the news on Instagram that his son had become the most highaprofile athlete to test positive. Shortly afterwards another pole vaulter, the Argentinian GermA!n Chiaraviglio, revealed he was also out of the Games after a positive test.

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Caeleb Dressel tossed his medal to a teammate after winning the 4x100m freestyle relay earlier in the week. Heall want to hold on to this one.

The figurehead of US menas swimming won the first individual Olympic gold of his career in Tokyo on Thursday, setting a new Olympic record in the 100m freestyle.

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  • US qualify for knockout stage with 17-7 victory over hosts
  • Chris Brown expresses disappointment with performance

Chris Brown sounded keen to return to the dressing room and admonish his players, which felt a little incongruous since his team had just won their second match of the day and secured safe passage into the knockout rounds.

But this womenas Olympic rugby sevens tournament is a big opportunity for the United States and their head coach had detected some sloppiness in the 17-7 win over Japan.

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  • Cuban dies from injuries that were sustained in April accident
  • Teenager took bronze at Pan-American Under-20 Games in 2019

Youth Olympics hammer thrower Alegna Osorio has died from head injuries sustained in a training accident, the Cuban national sports institute said on Thursday.

The 19-year-old Osorio was struck by a hammer at a track and field stadium in Cuba in April.

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  • Patrick Moster told to leave over acamel driversa comment
  • Rider Nikias Arndt aappalleda by coachas language

The German Cycling Federationas sporting director has been sent home from the Tokyo Olympics after a microphone caught him shouting a racial slur during Wednesdayas menas time trial.

Patrick Moster was heard telling his rider Nikias Arndt: aGet the camel drivers! Get the camel drivers! Come on!a as he tried to catch rivals from Algeria and Eritrea.

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Missouri doctor says some people adisguise their appearancea to avoid conflict with skeptical family, friends and co-workers

The increasing polarization and disinformation around the Covid-19 vaccine has led to some people attempting to adisguise their appearancea and get vaccinated in secret, according to a Missouri doctor.

Dr Priscilla Frase, a hospitalist and chief medical information officer at Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains, said physicians had experienced a number of people who have asked to covertly receive the vaccine to avoid conflict with vaccine skeptical family, friends and co-workers.

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At Lake Powell on the Arizona-Utah border, the water line has dropped to a historic low, taking a heavy toll on the local industry

Chaos erupted at Bill Westas business in Page, Arizona, last week when he was forced to tell dozens of paid clients their summer vacations were either canceled or on hold a effective immediately.

Related: aI can see the industry disappearinga: US fishermen sound alarm at plans for offshore wind

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Relatable jokes about trauma can help people feel less alone, but questions remain over how therapeutic they can truly be

When, more than a decade ago, I was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, I turned to the internet to learn more about my condition.

Back then, the effects of trauma werenat exactly unknown, but they werenat making headlines, either. Most of the information I found was on psychology websites, but it wasnat until I went to the doctor and received my diagnosis that I fully understood what was happening to me. Public awareness of the condition was low a or at least, it wasnat something that people spoke openly about. I felt very alone.

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People coming to the aid of the Wetasuwetaen nation to stop a pipeline are using direct action that is prompting terror charges

The night of 28 November, Samantha Brooks, 24, hunched over the railway tracks near Bellingham, Washington, about 32km (20 miles) south of the Canada-US border and installed a ashunt,a according to trial documents obtained by the Guardian.

Related: Dakota access pipeline: court strikes down permits in victory for Standing Rock Sioux

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Vivo review a sweet but forgettable Netflix animation is Pixar-lite
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 23:00:44 GMT
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Lin-Manuel Miranda voices a spunky kinkajou in a pleasant enough musical that feels like a patchwork of better kidsa films

As part of Netflixas recent quarterly update, the ever-expanding streamer bragged that this last year saw their biggest animated film to date, yet another sign of their all-conquering versatility. But despite a concerted effort to increase in-house animation, the movie in question was tellingly not one of their own creation but rather a Covid acquisition, made and primed by Sony for a big-screen release but panic-sold when cinemas shuttered.

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He spent years in jail and more on the street but now the 62-year-oldas artwork is selling for thousands to stars like Oprah Winfrey

On 4 April 2021, Richard Hutchins, 62, watched as a blue truck pulled into the supermarket parking lot at Ralphas in Los Angeles. Richard had been homeless for six years. He didnat know it then, but that blue truck was about to change his life.

At the age of six, he worked in the fields after school in Georgia. He used the brown bags provided, together with twigs from the fire to create charcoal stickmen. His passion for art grew from there and he made his first major sale of $1,500 at the age of just 15.

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If cellular agriculture is going to improve on the industrial system it is displacing, it needs to grow without passing the cost on to workers, consumers and the environment

Americans will eat about 2bn chicken nuggets this year, give or take a few hundred million. This deep-fried staple is a way of profiting off the bits that are left after the breast, legs and wings are lopped off the 9 billion or so factory-farmed chickens slaughtered in the US every year. Like much else that is ubiquitous in contemporary life, the production of nuggets is controlled by a small group of massive companies that are responsible for a litany of social and ecological harms. And, like many of the commodities produced by this system, they are of dubious quality, cheap, appealing and easy to consume. Nuggets are not even primarily meat, but mostly fat and assorted viscera a including epithelium, bone, nerve and connective tissue a made palatable through ultra-processing. As the political economists Raj Patel and Jason Moore have argued, they are a homogenised, bite-size avatar of how capitalism extracts as much value as possible from human and nonhuman life and labour.

But if chicken nuggets are emblematic of modern capitalism, then they are ripe for disruption. Perhaps their most promising challenger is a radically different sort of meat: edible tissue grown in vitro from animal stem cells, a process called cellular agriculture. The sales pitch for the technology is classic Silicon Valley: unseat an obsolete technology a in this case, animals a and do well by doing good.

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After a moment of hope, much is sliding backwards. Itas not Bidenas fault; itas Trumpas legacy

Despair is worse after hope is briefly ignited. I donat know about you, but I was elated earlier this spring when it seemed as if Trump and Covid were gone, and Biden seemed surprisingly able and willing to get the nation rapidly back on track.

Related: aI went to hell and backa: officer condemns Republican lawmakers who spurned Capitol attack hearing

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Over 10 million tenants are behind on rent, and only a fraction of the emergency assistance allocated by Congress has made it to tenants and landlords

At the end of this week, the federal moratorium protecting renters in the US from eviction will end. As the Delta variant of Covid-19 spreads quickly across the country, and with vaccination rates still low in many areas at highest risk of eviction, millions of families could lose the safe haven of their homes. A surge in evictions will have dire public health consequences, but it could still be avoided.

Originally enacted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eleven months ago, the eviction moratorium was established to prevent the spread of the virus among families and individuals that could be made homeless. As a public health measure, the moratorium was unprecedented and offered uniform protections to renters across the country.

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This astonishing athleteas greatest triumph may be to make us confront the mental demands our culture puts on athletes

Simone Biles has given us many groundbreaking performances. This week she has pushed the boundaries of sport once more. Not by expanding her already extraordinary technical expertise as a gymnast but by challenging the persistent, macho narrative around what Olympic success and sporting strength should look like.

Biles follows tennis players Naomi Osaka at the French Open and Emma Raducanu at Wimbledon, who are unafraid to speak up in the global spotlight and place mental heath on the same level as physical health. Sadly, all have had their integrity, sporting prowess and character questioned. Michael Phelps revealed the extraordinary pressures and mental health struggles that he faced in a recent documentary called The Weight of Gold: the title says it all. Amid the stacks of gold medals and trophies, itas hard to dismiss Phelps, Osaka or Biles as aweak losersa (unless youare a certain brand of tabloid commentator). That means we have to think again. Surely we have had enough warning shots to realise the scale of the mental health crisis in sport a one that is also a mirror for wider society. Itas going to take more than a few extra wellbeing advisers to address the issue.

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The reality show is highly problematic, and attracts viewer complaints of all stripes. But one TV show canat a and wonat a get to the root of bigger issues plaguing society

For just over a month now, Love Island (and therefore, Love Island discourse) has dominated the summer. Not since Take Me Outas 2010s reign has a British reality dating show generated so much conversation, alternately heralded as the best thing on telly and condemned as the most controversial. As predictable as the fast fashion collaborations are the complaints, whether it be Tweeters drawing up petitions or viewers escalating their grumbles to Ofcom.

It goes without saying that Love Island, like any other reality show, is problematic. To date, the most complained about episode is from season four, when fan favourite Dani Dyer sobbed as she learned that the ex-girlfriend of her love interest Jack Fincham had joined the show. Ofcom received more than 2,500 complaints and the show was accused of aemotional manipulationa. And this week, after two years of forgoing the infamous postcard that caused such distress, it was brought back to spice up what has been a largely uneventful series. Producers showed images of castmate Teddy Soares kissing another woman during a challenge, despite spending most of his time in Casa Amor pining after Faye Winters. Watching Faye put her walls up once again, faced with the misrepresentation of his behaviour, was infuriating rather than entertaining.

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The Portuguese has played down the idea he can offer a quick fix but expectations are high for his return to Italy

How many managers could inspire a mural before taking charge of their first game? JosA(c) Mourinho was not even officially in the job yet at Roma when the street artist Harry Greb depicted his likeness on a wall in the Testaccio neighbourhood of Italyas capital.

The Portuguese was shown riding an iconic model of Vespa, known colloquially as ail Specialinoa. This version was rebranded as aSpecialonea.

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Wayne Rooney apologises to family and Derby over online images
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 07:20:39 GMT
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  • aI made a mistake,a says Championship clubas manager
  • Images appeared to show him asleep in room with young women

Wayne Rooney has apologised to his family and Derby after images emerged on Sunday appearing to show the former England striker asleep in a hotel room surrounded by a group of young women.

aI made a mistake,a the Derby manager Rooney told Sky Sports after the Championship clubas friendly against Real Betis on Wednesday. aI went to a private party with two of my friends and from me, Iad like to apologise to my family and the club for the images which were going round and I want to move forward on this.

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Manchester City open Jack Grealish transfer talks with Aston Villa
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:02:40 GMT
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  • Decision on whether deal will happen expected in days
  • Villa want to hold on to Grealish and have offered new deal

Manchester City have stepped up their pursuit of Jack Grealish by opening negotiations with Aston Villa. The England playmaker is a key target for City, along with Tottenhamas Harry Kane, and a decision on whether a deal can be struck is expected within days.

Villa are keen to hold on to Grealish and have offered the 25-year-old a new contract. They intend to stand firm and build their team around him but their resolve will be tested if Grealish tells his boyhood club he wants to leave and City come up with a satisfactory fee. The asking price would likely be at least APS100m.

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  • FIA rejects Red Bullas request for a review of Verstappen crash
  • Hamilton says he will endure racist abuse if it leads to equality

Mercedes have accused Red Bull of a aconcerted attempt to tarnish Lewis Hamiltonas good name and sporting integritya as the Formula One war of words raged on.

Less than an hour after it emerged Red Bull had failed in their attempts to convince the FIA to review Hamiltonas 10-second penalty a following his opening-lap collision with Max Verstappen at the British Grand Prix a Mercedes hit back at their title rivals.

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The successful campaign to keep the Great Barrier Reef off Unescoas ain dangera list has been greeted with dismay a and gloom about the reefas chance of recovery. Graham Readfearn explains the fierce global effort to deny the impact of the climate crisis on a prized natural asset. This episode includes explicit language

The Great Barrier Reef is a habitat where global heating is not some far-off threat but a present-day catastrophe. Home to extraordinary biodiversity, it is about the size of Italy or Japan a and it has suffered three mass coral bleaching events since 2015, killing up to 50% of its shallow water coral, as a result of the climate crisis, with no reprieve from that process in sight.

That conclusion, supported by a wide scientific consensus, prompted a push to have Unesco, the UNas science and culture organisation, to add the reef to its ain dangera list. It would have been the first time a world heritage site had been placed on the list primarily because of the effects of global heating. But last week the 21-country World Heritage Committee ignored Unescoas scientific assessment and voted to reconsider the matter next year instead.

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Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who along with showrunner, says BBC
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:44:02 GMT
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First woman to play role will depart next year, while Chris Chibnallas exit also announced after three series

Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall will both leave the programme in 2022, the BBC has confirmed.

Whittaker, 39, was the 13th actor and the first woman to regularly play the main character in the long-lived series.

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The X Factor: Simon Cowellas show is dead a but it has been for years
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:30:30 GMT
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ITV is cancelling the TV talent show before it afizzles out with a whimpera. After a decade of plummeting ratings, we remember its highs, lows a| and Chico Time

aCOWELL WIELDS AXEa roared the front page of The Sun today, as it alleged that Simon Cowell, bored of gazing over a world made in his image, has chosen to cancel The X Factor once and for all after 17 years. The story quotes an insider, who says aSimon remains at the top of his game a| He owns the rights to the show, and itas his call a not ITVas a whether or not he drops it. Clearly the last thing he wants is for X Factor to fizzle out with a whimper and become a bit of a jokea.

About that last bit. If you wanted to produce a perfect scientific diagram of the concept of fizzling out, then it would probably look something like a graph of X Factor viewing figures over the years. After the showas biggest year in 2010, ratings went into freefall, steadily losing droves of eyeballs every time it returned. Whatas more, the show hasnat actually been on television since 2018. For all of todayas attempts to mimic an explosive aThe King Is Deada-style dramatic impact, the truth is that most people assumed it quietly passed away in its sleep several years ago.

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Bette Davisas 20 greatest performances a ranked!
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 11:00:29 GMT
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To mark the release of a restored version of the classic melodrama Now, Voyager, here is the best of Hollywoodas queen of mean, from screwball romps to wild-eyed chillers

Bette Davis was on her final stretch in this Agatha Christie vehicle, with a gallery of A-listers phoning in a souped-up version of their existing screen personae. The scene is a 1930s paddle steamer chugging down the Nile, aboard which a wealthy heiress has been shot: Peter Ustinovas Hercule Poirot investigates and suspicion falls on a querulous American, Mrs Van Schuyler, played by Davis, who may have wanted to get her gnarled hands on the victimas pearl necklace.

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With the bassistas death, one of rockas great partnerships a where raunch met ranch in absurdist but progressive American music a has come to an end

aC/ ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dies aged 72

Dusty Hill was evidently used to being mistaken for someone else. Well, for one other person. In 2012, backstage at a strange festival in Maryland, I watched as drunk twentysomethings walked up to a man with a vast beard, eyes hidden behind shades. aBilly!a they shouted. aBilly, can I get a photo with you?a But Dusty Hill clearly didnat like being mistaken for Billy Gibbons, who stood a few feet away from him on stage with ZZ Top for more than 50 years, and he walked away without a word.

Gibbons tended to be the focus of attention: he was the guitarist; he took most of the lead vocals; he was the bandas great and delightful eccentric. But Hill, who died in his sleep aged 72, was just as important. He sang lead or co-lead on several of ZZ Topas best loved songs a his high, true tenor a contrast to Gibbonsa radioactive growl a and his bass tone was every bit as crucial to their sound as Gibbonsa guitar. And, perhaps even more importantly, the pair came as a double act, not just by looking so similar they could be mistaken for one another but also in the perfect, minimalist choreography of their stage show (aLow energy, high impact,a as Hill described it to me, later that afternoon in Maryland).

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The actor was rushed to hospital after he collapsed while filming the final series of the television series in New Mexico

Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk had a aheart-related incidenta when he collapsed on the showas set in New Mexico, and his condition was stable as he recovered in hospital, his representatives said.

aWe can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident,a the statement issued on Wednesday said.

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Melvin Van Peebles and Perry Henzell made seminal 70s films a now their kids have recovered their fathersa would-be classics

Justine Henzell and Mario Van Peebles both know what itas like to grow up on movie sets as the child of a groundbreaking director. Henzell was six in 1972 when her father, Perry, finished The Harder They Come, Jamaicaas first full-length feature, starring the reggae legend Jimmy Cliff as a fugitive whose musical success coincides with his criminal notoriety. Van Peebles even starred in his father Melvinas third film, the 1971 underground hit Sweet Sweetbackas Baadasssss Song, which is credited with inspiring the Blaxploitation genre.

As adults, each of them has now had a hand in rescuing and restoring great movies by their fathers that might otherwise have been lost or neglected: Henzellas more ruminative second feature No Place Like Home, which was lost for more than 20 years, and Van Peeblesas stylish, Nouvelle Vague-tinged 1967 debut The Story of a Three-Day Pass, overlooked at the time and later overshadowed by the more incendiary Sweetback. Henzell laughs when I remark on her fatheras momentum in getting started on his second feature so quickly after the first. aHe may have had momentum but he had no money,a says the 55-year-old, the ocean lapping at the Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica, shoreline behind her. aThe film was shot in fits and starts as the cash came in. He was completely broke after The Harder They Come. Head been carrying those cans around the world himself trying to sell it. The film still hadnat repaid its investors and here he was making something even more experimental.a

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To find out the true production cost of a garment is a tortuous process. Here is what you need to know to buy clothes with a clear conscience

What is the true cost of a Zara hoodie? In April 2019, David Hachfeld of the Swiss NGO Public Eye, along with a team of researchers and the Clean Clothes Campaign, attempted to find out. They chose to analyse a black, oversized top from Zaraas flagship Join Life sustainability line, which was printed with lyrics made famous by Aretha Franklin: aR-E-S-P-E-C-T: find out what it means to mea. It was an apt choice, because the idea was to work out whether any respect had been paid to the workers involved in the garmentas production, and how much of the hoodieas average retail price, a!26.66 (APS22.70), went into their pockets.

This was no simple assignment. It took several people six months, involved badgering Zaraas parent company, Inditex, over email, slowly getting limited information in return, and interviewing dozens of sources on the ground in Izmir, Turkey, where the garment was made. The researchers analysed financial results and trading data, and consulted with experts in pricing and production. It was, Hachfeld says on the phone, with dry understatement, aquite a huge projecta.

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Alaska earthquake prompts tsunami warnings as people take shelter
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:26:41 GMT
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National Tsunami Warning Center canceled the warnings when the biggest wave, just over a half foot, recorded in Old Harbor

A powerful earthquake which struck just off Alaskaas southern coast early Thursday caused prolonged shaking and prompted tsunami warnings that sent people scrambling for shelters.

Residents reported only minor damage, but officials said that could change after sunrise and people get a better look.

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Defrocked cardinal charged with sexually abusing teen boy in 1974
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:02:34 GMT
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Theodore McCarrick is the first cardinal in the US to ever be criminally charged with a sexual crime against a minor

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults and children, has been charged with sexually abusing a teenage boy during a wedding reception in Massachusetts in 1974, court records show.

McCarrick is the first cardinal in the US to ever be criminally charged with a sexual crime against a minor, according to Mitchell Garabedian, a well-known lawyer for church sexual abuse victims who is representing the man alleging the abuse by McCarrick.

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Caleb Ganzer was named one of Food & Wineas best sommeliers in 2017

One of New York Cityas star sommeliers has been charged with allegedly setting fire to multiple outdoor dining structures in Manhattan in recent months after he was caught on CCTV.

The 35-year-old sommelier, Caleb Ganzer, was named one of Food & Wine magazineas sommeliers of the year in 2017. He most recently worked as a managing partner at La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels on Manhattanas Lower East Side, but in a statement the bar told the New York Times that he had been placed on a leave of absence.

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Even in the face of laws that suppress turnout, activists a and voters a have options

Despite the fact that theyare expensive and useless, voter ID laws arenat going anywhere, unless the Senate abolishes the filibuster and passes the For the People Act, or the supreme court decides to prioritize voter accessibility instead of lies about fraud.

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Agreement, which follows months of talks between Democrats and Republicans, was hailed by Biden as ahistorica

The US Senate voted on Wednesday to begin work on a $1.2tn bipartisan infrastructure deal after negotiators reached agreement on the major components of the package that is a key priority of Joe Biden.

Related: Americans are paying more for gas, hotels and cars a will Biden pay the price of inflation?

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Officials visit offices near Tel Aviv as Israeli defence minister meets French counterpart in Paris

Israeli authorities have inspected the offices of the surveillance outfit NSO Group in response to the Pegasus project investigation into abuses of the companyas spyware by several government clients.

Officials from the defence ministry visited the companyas offices near Tel Aviv on Wednesday, at the same time as the defence minister, Benny Gantz, arrived for a pre-arranged visit to Paris in which the Pegasus revelations were discussed with his French counterpart.

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Catholic church had denied 13-year-old girl sexually assaulted and killed in 1955 a funeral due to arcane rule

There had never been so many people at a funeral in the history of Montedoro, a village suspended in time among wheat fields and abandoned sulphur mines in central Sicily.

Its 1,500 inhabitants had waited for this moment for more than half a century, and on Wednesday gathered in hundreds in solemn prayer in the village church around a small white coffin.

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Inquiry into death of Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017 says state had created a culture of impunity

An independent inquiry in Malta into the murder of the anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has found that the state had to bear responsibility after creating a aculture of impunitya.

The 437-page report, conducted by a team of judges and released on Thursday, said the state afailed to recognise the real and immediate risksa to the investigative journalistas life and afailed to take reasonable steps to avoid thema.

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Syrian doctor charged in Germany with crimes against humanity
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:37:01 GMT
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Alla Mousa is accused of 18 counts of torturing people in military hospitals in Homs and Damascus

A Syrian doctor has been charged in Germany with crimes against humanity for allegedly torturing people in military hospitals in his homeland and killing one of them, German federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

The federal prosecutoras office in Karlsruhe said in a statement that Alla Mousa, who came to Germany in 2015 and practised medicine before he was arrested last year, was accused of 18 counts of torturing people in military hospitals in the Syrian cities of Homs and Damascus. The allegations include charges that Mousa tried to make people infertile.

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Shelters swept away as activists say people stuck in Coxas Bazar are highly vulnerable to the arapidly changing climatea

At least six Rohingya refugees were killed by landslides or drowned in flooding after rain inundated refugee camps in Bangladesh over recent days, deepening the despair among those living there.

Knee-deep waters coursed through the camps, battering fragile shelters made of bamboo and tarpaulin and making at least 5,000 people homeless, according to the UNas refugee agency (UNHCR).

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Photographer Maroussia Mbaye spoke to women who said crushing social stigma, poverty and lack of traditional support systems had left them with no choice but to commit infanticide

Mbeubeuss is one of the biggest rubbish tips in Africa and Senegalas largest open cemetery for murdered children. In the past three years, the bodies of 32 infants have been recovered from the site by the waste-pickers who work there.

Looking at the high rate of infanticide in Senegal, it seems the main reasons for it are shame about pregnancy outside marriage and a loss of traditional support for young women.

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Housing advocates are concerned that delays in rental assistance mean tenants will suddenly owe months of payments

For months, Denise Forcer would get stressed just by opening her closet. The crush of belongings stuffed inside reminded her she didnat know where she would go or what she would do if her landlord followed through with the eviction notices they kept posting on the door of her south Florida apartment.

aI thought I was going to have a breakdown, I really did,a Forcer, 51, told the Guardian. aI didnat know when those people were going to come banging on my door or put up another paper.a

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This Body explores the relationship between Black Americans and the medical industry. Sydney Hall, a participant in a coronavirus vaccine trial, grapples with questions of trust and the hope of saving lives while her community grapples with the historical fallout of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment and contemporary abuses that continue to this day

This Body is a part of HINDSIGHT, a collection of six films by and from diverse communities across the American South and Puerto Rico supported by Firelight Media, Reel South, CAAM and the WORLD Channel.

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House falls off cliff in Argentina as sea reclaims land a video
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:41:40 GMT
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This is the moment a house fell into the sea inthe resort town of Mar del TuyAo in Argentina. The footage, captured by a neighbour on 28 July, shows waves crashing against the property as part of it breaks away and falls into the water. The owners of the property were not at home when the incident occurred

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Joe Biden offers Americans $100 to get a Covid vaccine
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 21:39:08 GMT
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Italy extends quarantine for Britons until August 30
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 20:38:38 GMT
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Scarlett Johansson sues Walt Disney over Marvelas Black Widow release
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Who is hosting the 2024 Olympics and what do we know about the event?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:16:53 GMT
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New Team GB Olympic athletes hoping for big things at Tokyo 2020
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Karate at Tokyo 2020: the new Olympic event rules and when to watch
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Three dead and ten stranded as wildfire rages across southern Turkey
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Next Doctor Who: which actors could replace Jodie Whittaker?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:22:03 GMT
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Jodie Whittaker to quit Doctor Who
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 16:16:17 GMT
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Manchester United Women confirm appointment of manager Marc Skinner
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The best golf hotels in the UK for a stay-and-play break this summer
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:07:00 GMT
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How much inheritance tax will I pay a and how can I reduce it?
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The best cars with cheap insurance for teenage drivers, revealed
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Marlborough racing tips and best bets for today"s races
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:47:17 GMT
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England"s best hotels for the whole family to enjoy
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Telegraph Fantasy Football: transfers explained
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