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The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are underway after a delay of more than a year due to the pandemic. Follow here for the latest news on the Summer Olympics.
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Simone Biles Opts Out of the Floor Final at the Tokyo Olympics
Biles is dealing with a mental block that in gymnastics is referred to as “the twisties”
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Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic gold medal on floor exercise
Six-time Olympic medalist Simone Biles, who has been sidelined as she deals with "the twisties," will not participate in the floor exercise in Tokyo.
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Charleston police chief 'very angry' with rise in crime in the United States
South Carolina Police Chief Luther Reynolds told "Justice with Jeanine" that he is "very angry" with the rise in crime in the United States, and says the government needs to “do more” to stop it.
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Simone Biles Withdraws From Floor, Still Might Compete In Balance Beam
"Simone has withdrawn from the event final for floor and will make a decision on beam later this week," USA Gymnastics said. "Either way, we're all behind you, Simone."
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A stranded orca was freed from a rocky coastline in Alaska after being stuck for hours
An orca that became stranded on a rocky beach in Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, Thursday morning was freed with the help of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and sailors who happened to be nearby.
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Influencer Hayes Grier arrested for brutal North Carolina assault
The former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant allegedly left the victim with serious injuries that included a broken eyeball socket and brain damage.
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Caeleb Dressel joins elite club with 5th Olympic gold medal
Make it five for Caeleb Dressel.
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Twitter reacts to Sean Strickland's dominant win over Uriah Hall at UFC on ESPN 28
See the top Twitter reactions to Sean Strickland's win over Uriah Hall in the UFC on ESPN 28 main event.      Related StoriesUFC on ESPN 28 play-by-play and live results (6 p.m. ET)UFC on ESPN 28 breakdown: Can Uriah Hall shut down Sean Strickland in matchup of surging middleweights?Jorge Masvidal wants December return against 'anyone that gets me to the title again' 
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LAPD report on Echo Park homeless camp cleanup finds 'room for improvement'
An LAPD report on the Echo Park closure and resulting protests in March found several shortcomings.
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Simone Biles drops out of individual floor competition
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UFC on ESPN 28 results: Sean Strickland dominates Uriah Hall for fifth straight win
Sean Strickland put together a composed and dominant performance to shut down Uriah Hall and move to the next level at middleweight.       Related StoriesUFC on ESPN 28 results: Sean Strickland dominates Uriah Hall for fifth straight win - EnclosureTwitter reacts to Sean Strickland's dominant win over Uriah Hall at UFC on ESPN 28UFC on ESPN 28 video: Cheyanne Buys' perfectly timed head kick stops Gloria de Paula 
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Olympic Village volunteers criticize ‘joke’ virus prevention measures
Olympic volunteers have said they have been denied COVID-19 tests and protocols have been "lax" and a "joke." Overall, 241 people related to the Olympics have tested positive in July.
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Team USA Swimming’s Tokyo Olympics Medal Haul Fell Just Short of Rio. But Fresh Faces Offer Hope for the Future
It’s a transition year for the sport, with newcomers getting their first Olympic experience
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Bellator 263 results: Usman Nurmagomedov dispatches of Manny Muro with body shot
Cousin of Khabib, Usman Nurmagomedov kept his unbeaten record alive.       Related StoriesBellator 263 results: Usman Nurmagomedov dispatches of Manny Muro with body shot - EnclosureUFC on ESPN 28 results: Sean Strickland dominates Uriah Hall for fifth straight winUFC on ESPN 28 results: Sean Strickland dominates Uriah Hall for fifth straight win - Enclosure 
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Adam Carolla torches comedy industry for becoming 'popularity contest'
Adam Carolla criticized the comedy industry for becoming a popularity contest and going after figures like Donald Trump, who are 'not in charge of you, mask mandates, or anything else.'
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Simone Biles withdraws from floor exercise final at the Tokyo Olympics
Simone Biles will not compete in the women's gymnastics floor exercise final at the Tokyo Olympics as she continues to deal with "the twisties."
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Simone Biles withdraws from floor exercise final at Olympics; status for balance beam unclear
Simone Biles pulls out of the floor exercise, a day after withdrawing from the vault and uneven beams finals, leaving one event at Tokyo Games.      
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Bellator 263 results: Islam Mamedov grinds out split decision over Brent Primus to win debut
On the main card of Bellator 263, Islam Mamedov won his promotional debut in a close contest against Brent Primus.       Related StoriesBellator 263 results: Islam Mamedov grinds out split decision over Brent Primus to win debut - EnclosureGadzhi Rabadanov scores nasty KO at Bellator 263; coach Khabib Nurmagomedov loads fallen fighter on stretcherGadzhi Rabadanov scores nasty KO at Bellator 263; coach Khabib Nurmagomedov loads fallen fighter on stretcher - Enclosure 
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American swimmer Dressel wins fifth gold
• Australia's McKeon wins gold in 50-meter freestyle
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Simone Biles withdraws from floor finals
The gymnast has not yet made a decision on whether she will compete in the balance beam event.
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Dan Bongino: Democrats using a 24-hour fear agenda to protect themselves in 2022
Dan Bongino slammed Democrats Saturday for using COVID to spread fear and keep themselves in power after the 2022 election.
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Caeleb Dressel Is Leaving Tokyo With Five Olympic Gold Medals
It's been an astonishingly successful Games for the 24-year-old from Florida. He added two gold medals to his haul from the Tokyo Olympics, departing the Games with five golds.
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CBS Weekend News, July 31, 2021
U.S. sees a rise in new coronavirus infections due to the Delta variant; This Chicago-area zoo is helping raise a baby: Whitney the wallaby.
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Did a love triangle ultimatum lead to murder?
The search for love online sparked a long-distance relationship that would turn deadly in real life. What happened to Anna Repkina?
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US men set world record in 4x100 medley relay as Caeleb Dressel wins fifth gold of Tokyo Olympics
Caeleb Dressel nabbed his 5th gold medal of the Tokyo Summer Olympics as Team USA won the 4x100-meter medley relay.      
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Tennessee shooting at Soaky Mountain Waterpark leaves 2 wounded; 3 detained: police
Gunfire on Saturday night at a popular waterpark in Tennessee left at least two women wounded, with authorities detaining at least three people for questioning, according to a report.
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Pedicab driver killed in hit-and-run in NYC
Pedicab driver Ibrokhim Azizov was killed in Midtown Manhattan after the driver of a car rammed into his vehicle, ran him over and fled the scene.
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Anthony Sherman blasts NFL for making players wear 'vaccine status' wristbands
Earlier this month, the NFL announced teams were required to develop a method to visually identify fully vaccinated Tier 1 and Tier 2 individuals — like using color-coded wristbands or credentials — by the beginning of training camp, and former Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman may have just gotten the memo.
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Willie Neslon helps close out march for voting rights in Texas
Nelson helped close out the rally with a short set, which included the 88-year-old's 2018 song, "Vote 'Em Out."
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Caeleb Dressel Claims 4th Tokyo Gold With 50-m Freestyle Olympic Record
Securing his place as one of the biggest stars of the Tokyo Olympics, Caeleb Dressel won his fourth gold medal with a victory in the 50-meter freestyle Sunday. Dressel cruised to a relatively easy win in the frenetic dash from one end of the pool to the other, touching in an Olympic record of 21.07…
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Ex-NY Bishop Howard J. Hubbard admits diocese ‘temporarily’ moved priests accused of sexual abuse
Former Catholic bishop Howard J. Hubbard admitted that the Archdiocese of Albany covertly moved around priests accused of sexual misconduct before reintroducing them back into the ministry.
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nypost.com
Oklahoma men charged in alleged torture, murder of missing mom from Arkansas
A missing Arkansas mother of three was found dead this week in Oklahoma – where investigators say they believe she was tortured, murdered and left weighted down in a pond.
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Tokyo Olympics live updates: Caeleb Dressel nabs gold again while US volleyball falters
Caeleb Dressel and Bobby Finke won swimming gold medals. Xander Schauffele leads by one stroke heading into the final round of golf play.      
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After Nats and Cubs reboot, series shifts from a Dave Martinez reunion to a new beginning
Chicago evened the series with a 6-3 victory Saturday night at Nationals Park.
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UFC on ESPN 28 video: Cheyanne Buys' perfectly timed head kick stops Gloria de Paula
Cheyanne Buys needed just 60 seconds to dispatch Gloria de Paula in highlight-reel fashion in the UFC on ESPN 28 co-main event.       Related StoriesUFC on ESPN 28 video: Cheyanne Buys' perfectly timed head kick stops Gloria de Paula - EnclosureUFC on ESPN 28 video: Jared Gooden KOs Niklas Stolze on four days' noticeUFC on ESPN 28 video: Jared Gooden KOs Niklas Stolze on four days' notice - Enclosure 
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Justin Hartley shares birthday tribute to wife as ex Chrishell Stause goes official with Jason Oppenheim
Justin Hartley shared a birthday tribute to his new wife Sofia Pernas on Instagram just days after ex-wife Chrishell Stause confirmed her new relationship with "Selling Sunset" co-star and boss Jason Oppenheim.
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Lions go wild watching quarterback's wife in Olympic run
If the Detroit Lions were feeling gassed after their third straight training camp practice you’d never know it. Following Friday’s on-field work, the team held a viewing party to support Melissa Gonzalez, the wife of backup quarterback David Blough.
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Caeleb Dressel sets another record with 4th gold medal of 2020 Olympics
American Caeleb Dressel has won his fourth swimming gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a victory in the 50-meter freestyle. Dressel cruised to a relatively easy victory in the frenetic dash.
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ZZ Top performs first concert without Dusty Hill following his sudden death at 72 years old
ZZ Top performed for the first time since the death of longtime band member Dusty Hill. The guitarist passed away in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas.
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Illinois teen found beaten to death, 55-year-old neighbor arrested
An Illinois man is facing murder charges after a teen boy who lived around the corner was discovered beaten to death in a roadside ditch Friday, according to authorities.
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Finke wins swimming gold for US in 1500m
American Bobby Finke has won gold in the grueling men’s 1,500-meter freestyle race. The American won his second gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with another strong finishing kick.
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Trump raked in $82 million in first half of 2021 and has more than $100 million in the bank
Former president Donald Trump's political groups raised $82 million in the first half of 2021, new filings show, and have $102 million in the bank.
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Georgian judo athletes have Olympic accreditation revoked for sightseeing
A pair of Georgian athletes have had their accreditation revoked from the Tokyo Olympics after they left the Olympic Village to sightsee and meet “one of their good acquaintances,” violating COVID-19 protocol.
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UFC on ESPN 28 video: Jared Gooden KOs Niklas Stolze on four days' notice
Jared Gooden admitted prior to UFC on ESPN 28 that he was in a do-or-die situation. He responded with a violent knockout.       Related StoriesUFC on ESPN 28 video: Jared Gooden KOs Niklas Stolze on four days' notice - EnclosureGadzhi Rabadanov scores nasty KO at Bellator 263; coach Khabib Nurmagomedov loads fallen fighter on stretcherGadzhi Rabadanov scores nasty KO at Bellator 263; coach Khabib Nurmagomedov loads fallen fighter on stretcher - Enclosure 
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Jennifer Garner unfazed by Bennifer bliss during stylish Los Angeles errand outing
The actress was photographed on Friday out and about in sunny Los Angeles running errands and organizing the construction of her new home with members of her team.
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Donald Trump's political committees raise $82 million so far in 2021
The former president has not confirmed whether he'll run in 2024.
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American Bobby Finke wins Olympic gold medal in men's 1,500-meter freestyle
American Bobby Finke made it a distance double in Tokyo, winning the gold medal in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle.      
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Nancy Pelosi Repeatedly Seen Maskless After Ordering Masks Again in the Capitol
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been caught without a mask numerous times in the U.S. Capitol after order the return of a mask mandate and threatening anyone who opposes -- even those who are vaccinated -- with the threat of being arrested.
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