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Israel’s prime minister announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who have already been vaccinated. Israel is the first country to offer a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine to its citizens on a wide scale.
Israel’s prime minister announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who have already been vaccinated. Israel is the first country to offer a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine to its citizens on a wide scale.
Simone Biles’ sponsors, including Athleta and Visa, are praising her decision to put mental health first. It’s the latest example of sponsors commending high-profile athletes who are increasingly open about mental health issues.

Simone Biles’ sponsors, including Athleta and Visa, are praising her decision to put mental health first. It’s the latest example of sponsors commending high-profile athletes who are increasingly open about mental health issues.
Every Olympic medalist is handed a similar bouquet of flowers when they take the podium. Those flowers have meaning: They were all grown in the regions of Japan that were devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear reactor meltdown.
Every Olympic medalist is handed a similar bouquet of flowers when they take the podium. Those flowers have meaning: They were all grown in the regions of Japan that were devastated by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear reactor meltdown.
A German cycling official has been suspended and will be sent home from #TokyoOlympics after using a racist slur during the men’s time trial. The slur was heard on TV broadcasts and widely condemned in Germany.
A German cycling official has been suspended and will be sent home from #TokyoOlympics after using a racist slur during the men’s time trial. The slur was heard on TV broadcasts and widely condemned in Germany.
Thousands of oil and gas wells were abandoned a century ago. Now they’re quietly leaking toxic chemicals into air and water.
Thousands of oil and gas wells were abandoned a century ago. Now they’re quietly leaking toxic chemicals into air and water.
Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults and children, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in the 1970s, court records show.
Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults and children, has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in the 1970s, court records show.
Robinhood's stock will begin trading on Wall Street, the very place the online brokerage has rattled with its stated goal of democratizing finance. It was priced at $38 a share, putting the company's total value at close to $32 billion.
Robinhood's stock will begin trading on Wall Street, the very place the online brokerage has rattled with its stated goal of democratizing finance. It was priced at $38 a share, putting the company's total value at close to $32 billion.
What is a “breakthrough” case? It’s when a vaccinated person gets infected. Experts say COVID-19 vaccines still help reduce the severity of any illness in such cases.
What is a “breakthrough” case? It’s when a vaccinated person gets infected. Experts say COVID-19 vaccines still help reduce the severity of any illness in such cases.
The Biden administration will allow a nationwide pandemic ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled it could only be extended until the end of July. Biden asked Congress to extend it "without delay."
The Biden administration will allow a nationwide pandemic ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled it could only be extended until the end of July. Biden asked Congress to extend it "without delay."
The proliferation of homeless encampments on Venice Beach has sparked an outcry from residents and created a political spat in Los Angeles. Residents are frustrated and angry over government inaction that allowed the camps to blossom during the pandemic.
The proliferation of homeless encampments on Venice Beach has sparked an outcry from residents and created a political spat in Los Angeles. Residents are frustrated and angry over government inaction that allowed the camps to blossom during the pandemic.
Dozens of wells have dried up, leaving families with no running water, in an area near the Oregon-California line that was already suffering the effects of a historic drought.
Dozens of wells have dried up, leaving families with no running water, in an area near the Oregon-California line that was already suffering the effects of a historic drought.
BREAKING: Sunisa Lee became the fifth straight American woman to claim the Olympic title in the gymnastics all-around competition as Simone Biles watched from the stands.
BREAKING: Sunisa Lee became the fifth straight American woman to claim the Olympic title in the gymnastics all-around competition as Simone Biles watched from the stands.
BREAKING: The U.S. economy grew at a robust 6.5% rate in April-June quarter and weekly jobless claims dropped by 24,000 to 400,000. The reports are another sign that the job market and economy continues to recover rapidly from the coronavirus recession.
BREAKING: The U.S. economy grew at a robust 6.5% rate in April-June quarter and weekly jobless claims dropped by 24,000 to 400,000. The reports are another sign that the job market and economy continues to recover rapidly from the coronavirus recession.
Ron Popeil, an American original who died this week, thrived in the world of infomercials and home-shopping channels. He became a pop-culture icon by inventing and selling consumer gadgets, connecting old-time salesmen and the video age. By @anthonyted
Ron Popeil, an American original who died this week, thrived in the world of infomercials and home-shopping channels. He became a pop-culture icon by inventing and selling consumer gadgets, connecting old-time salesmen and the video age. By @anthonyted
A tsunami watch was issued for Hawaii following a large earthquake off the Alaska peninsula. According to a report, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said “an investigation is underway to determine if there is a tsunami threat to Hawaii.”
A tsunami watch was issued for Hawaii following a large earthquake off the Alaska peninsula. According to a report, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said “an investigation is underway to determine if there is a tsunami threat to Hawaii.”
Japanese officials have expressed alarm after Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for two straight days with the Olympics well underway. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katunobu Kato told reporters the new cases are also soaring across the country.
Japanese officials have expressed alarm after Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for two straight days with the Olympics well underway. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katunobu Kato told reporters the new cases are also soaring across the country.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has met his Vietnamese counterpart to deepen cooperation in security and pandemic recovery, after Washington vowed support for Southeast Asian nations embroiled in territorial rifts with China.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has met his Vietnamese counterpart to deepen cooperation in security and pandemic recovery, after Washington vowed support for Southeast Asian nations embroiled in territorial rifts with China.
A lawyer for the first person convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law has asked for no more than 10 years in prison. Former restaurant waiter Tong Ying-kit faces a potential life sentence as China tries to crush a pro-democracy movement.
A lawyer for the first person convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law has asked for no more than 10 years in prison. Former restaurant waiter Tong Ying-kit faces a potential life sentence as China tries to crush a pro-democracy movement.
Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, has died. Popeil's family says he died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 86.
Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, has died. Popeil's family says he died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 86.
Body camera footage shows a police officer pistol-whipping and choking a Black man during an arrest in a Denver suburb. The officer is facing assault and other charges.
Body camera footage shows a police officer pistol-whipping and choking a Black man during an arrest in a Denver suburb. The officer is facing assault and other charges.
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