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The many acts of kindness at the Tokyo Olympics
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Long-jumping friends agreeing to share a gold medal rather than move to a tiebreaker.     "I know for a fact that for the performance I did, I deserve that gold. 

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Olympics-Shooting-Quiquampoix of France wins 25m rapid fire pistol gold - CNA
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TOKYO: Jean Quiquampoix of France won the gold in the men's 25-metre rapid fire pistol event of the Tokyo Olympics at the Asaka Shooting Range on Monday.     Cuba's Leuris Pupo won the silver, while the bronze went to Li Yuehong of China. 

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Activists: Belarus sprinter plans to seek asylum in Poland | Belleville News-Democrat
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Many critics of Belarus' government have fled to Poland.     A Belarusian Olympic sprinter plans to seek asylum in Poland after alleging that officials tried to force her home, where she feared for her safety, an activist group said Monday. 

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Olympics-Gymnastics-Biles to Compete in Balance Beam Final | Voice of America - English
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TOKYO - Simone Biles will compete in Tuesday's balance beam final, the last women's event on the Tokyo Olympics gymnastics schedule, officials confirmed on Monday.     "We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow - Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!! 

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Biden's child care plan faces a test: Building enough centers, hiring enough workers - POLITICO
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The lowest-income families would receive free child care.     It would provide $25 million for construction of new child care facilities. 

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Atlanta's Brian Patrick Flynn helms new Discovery+ docuseries 'Mind For Design' | Centre Daily Times
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ATLANTA - Atlanta's Brian Patrick Flynn never went to design school.     The feel is casual, improvisational, without any hammed-up drama. 

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Indonesia's second COVID-19 wave has peaked, says health minister - CNA
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JAKARTA: Indonesia's devastating second coronavirus wave, which saw the Southeast Asian country become the epicentre of Asia's COVID-19 outbreak, has peaked, its health minister said on Monday (Aug 2).     Budi said on Monday that most of those who had died from COVID-19 were unvaccinated. 

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USA stun Mexico in extra time to win Gold Cup final | Dhaka Tribune
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The USA has now defeated Mexico in back-to-back tournaments for the first time.     The United States claimed their seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup title on Sunday night with a thrilling 1-0 extra time win over defending champion Mexico in Las Vegas. 

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Japan: Belarus runner involved in airport standoff is safe | Hosted
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TOKYO (AP) - Japan's government said a Belarus track sprinter was safe Monday after she alleged her Olympic team tried to remove her from Japan in a dispute that led to a standoff at Tokyo's main airport.     Foreign ministry officials arrived later at the airport, Opeikin said. 

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Democrats ask Biden to immediately extend eviction ban | Las Vegas Review-Journal
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WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leaders called on the Biden administration to immediately extend the nation's eviction moratorium, calling it a “moral imperative” to prevent Americans from being put out of their homes during a COVID-19 surge.     An estimated 3.6 million Americans are at risk of eviction, some as soon as Monday. 

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Dorsey-led US$29 billion deal delivers prompt payday for Afterpay founders - CNA
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Australian media have widely reported that Molnar is the country's youngest self-made billionaire.     SYDNEY: A tweet by Kim Kardashian promoting Afterpay as a way to buy her beauty products may have proved pivotal for the Australian buy now, pay later pioneer, whose founders have since joined the reality TV superstar as billionaires. 

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US women's basketball beats France for 52nd straight Olympic win |
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The team had to lose by 14 points or less to advance.     France could get no closer than seven the rest of the way. 

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US, UK join Israel in accusing Iran of deadly tanker attack | Dhaka Tribune
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'I determine, with absolute certainty, that Iran carried out the attack against the ship.”.     Israel's key allies the United States and Britain joined it Sunday in blaming Iran for a deadly tanker attack off Oman, despite Tehran's denials, and Washington vowed an 'appropriate response'. 

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Olympics-IOC looking into gesture by Saunders, Belarusian sprinter enters Polish embassy - CNA
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TOKYO: Political tension played out around a Belarusian sprinter at the Tokyo Games on Monday while organisers said they were looking into a gesture by U.S. shot putter Raven Saunders, a potential breach of rules banning protests on medal podiums.     Saunders later said the gesture was intended as a sign of support for the downtrodden. 

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Red Sox swept by Rays, lose season-high fourth game in a row
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When Xander Bogaerts speaks, the Red Sox listen.     “I really don't think there's room for panic here,” said Nick Pivetta. 

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Military drills with US must 'not heighten tensions', South Korea says after warning from Pyongyang - RT World News
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Seoul and Washington insist that the joint maneuvers are purely defensive in nature.     “Efforts will be made in that direction going forward,” Lee added. 

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HSBC H1 Profit More Than Doubles, Says Outlook More Positive; Stock Up
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Attributable profit was $7.28 billion, up from $1.98 billion a year ago.     Profit after tax was $3.9 billion, $3.2 billion higher than the prior year. 

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