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Simone Biles out of women’s Olympic gymnastics team final in Tokyo

Simone Biles is out of the women’s Olympic gymnastics team final in Tokyo. Biles competed in Team USA’s first rotation on vault, bailing out of her Amanar and scoring a 13.766 for a 1.5 twist. She was then seen walking off the floor with her bag and a trainer.  “Simone Biles has withdrawn from the team …

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Orange County coronavirus: Mayor of Florida county home to Disney World sounds alarm on surging Covid cases

“These numbers are extraordinary. We are seeing nearly 1,000 new cases in Orange County daily. Those are the numbers we saw at the highest peak last year,” Mayor Jerry Demings, a Democrat, said Monday during a news conference. “So a thousand a day is extraordinary. We are now in crisis mode.” Urging the county’s residents …

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London floods are latest sign that big cities aren’t ready for climate change

The now-familiar scenes of a city inundated by floods played out in London over the weekend, when heavy rainfall put parts of the UK capital underwater. When two London hospitals turned non-emergency patients away after getting flooded over the weekend, it was a brutal reminder that even some of the world’s richest cities are dangerously …

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Bitcoin, dogecoin and ethereum surge days after Elon Musk ‘rode to the rescue’

As of 4:45 a.m. ET on Monday, bitcoin, ethereum and dogecoin had soared 10%, 7.3% and 11%, respectively, over the past 24 hours, according to data from CoinDesk. Bitcoin climbed to a six-week high of nearly $38,133, while ethereum reached $2,330. Dogecoin was last trading at about 20 cents per coin, giving it a $28.8 …

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Dixie Fire: California’s largest wildfire threatens thousands of structures

The Dixie Fire had grown to 190,625 acres and was 21% contained as of Sunday morning, according to Cal Fire, with more than 5,000 firefighters and personnel fighting the fire. The fire, which began July 14, has destroyed 16 structures — residential, commercial and otherwise — Cal Fire officials said in an update Sunday. More …

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Liz Cheney’s role on Jan. 6 committee grows after GOP pulls participation

WASHINGTON — In May, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., was stripped of her role as the third-ranking Republican in the House by fellow party members who said they had tired of her frequent and vocal opposition to former President Donald Trump’s false claims of massive election fraud, as well as her vote to impeach him for …

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East China braces for typhoon In-fa after flooding in country’s center

The typhoon landed in the Putuo district of the city of Zhoushan, a major port in the east coast province of Zhejiang, at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, state broadcaster CCTV said, citing the China Meteorological Administration. The storm hit as central China is still reeling from record flooding that killed at least 58, cut off …

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Heat wave to bring high temperatures across US starting next week

Dixie Fire spreads as western wildfires rage The fast-moving Dixie Fire, the largest of seven wildfires blazing in California, has prompted more evacuations amid hot, breezy conditions and low humidity, authorities said. (July 24) AP Most of the nation can expect above average temperatures in coming days as a giant heat wave is expected to spread across …

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