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'A battle to the end': Nail-biting matchups in Olympic swimming, gold medals awarded


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 04:15:00 GMT

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Olympic swimming saw a continued quest for gold medals as the Games progress.

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Tokyo Olympics: Here's who won gold in the men's swimming 4x100-meter freestyle


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 03:29:00 GMT

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The Tokyo Olympics are in full swing and medals have started to roll in.

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17 million in US saw Tokyo opening ceremony. Here's how that compares to previous Games.


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 01:52:00 GMT

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An estimated 17 million people in the United States watched the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics. Here's how that compares to previous Games.

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DeChambeau, Rahm knocked out of Tokyo Olympics after positive tests for COVID-19


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 01:06:00 GMT

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DeChambeau said he was “deeply disappointed not to be able to compete in the Olympics for Team USA.” He’ll be replaced by Patrick Reed.

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Using federal funding from the American Rescue Plan, newly vaccinated Gadsden residents are now eligible to receive $100 (with an additional opportunity to receive $5,000).


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 00:54:00 GMT

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COVID-19 vaccination rates in Alabama are the lowest in the nation, and among Alabama counties, Gadsden and Etowah County are also lagging.

Read more: Using federal funding from the American Rescue Plan, newly vaccinated Gadsden residents are now eligible to receive $100 (with an additional opportunity to receive $5,000).


Skateboard shop owners are glad to see the sport get the attention it deserves


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 00:28:00 GMT

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This is the first year skateboarding has ever been a competition in the Olympics.

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Robert Moses, 1960s civil rights activist, dies at 86


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 00:00:00 GMT

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The civil rights activist was shot at, endured beatings and jail while leading Black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math.

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No injuries after apartment fire in Oxford


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 23:41:00 GMT

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The Oxford Fire Department says all 14 people inside the building were able to escape unharmed.

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Is Japan the only country that could pull off the Olympics in a pandemic? Not everyone agrees


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 23:31:00 GMT

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The extraordinary efforts required to execute the Games have already put an unwelcome spotlight on the country.

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Building heat and humidity this week


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 22:41:00 GMT

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The heat index will be in the triple digits each afternoon this week

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Senators racing to fix final snags to pass bipartisan infrastructure deal


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 22:01:00 GMT

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said he wants to pass a bipartisan package and a $3.5 trillion budget plan before the Senate leaves for its August recess. Will it happen?

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The 'Dating Game Killer' has died while awaiting execution in a California prison


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 21:54:00 GMT

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He was sentenced to death in 2010 for five slayings in California, although authorities estimate he may have killed up to 130 people across the country.

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Pelosi appoints GOP Rep. Kinzinger to Jan. 6 House select committee


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 21:51:00 GMT

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of 10 House Republicans to vote for Trump's second impeachment, will join Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming as the only Republicans on the new select committee.

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COVID-19 pandemic causes spirits supply challenge for Alabama's ABC Board


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 21:10:00 GMT

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The Alabama ABC Board is working to maintain the state's liquor inventory.

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'There’s no turning back for us now': Homeschooling surges across US as schools reopen classrooms


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 20:42:00 GMT

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Many parents tried out homeschooling on what they thought was a temporary basis. Now, they're continuing after seeing the benefits it brought their children.

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2 dogs, no driver found in tractor-trailer that crashed into Mass. home, neighbor says


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 20:14:00 GMT

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Neighbors say no one was inside the house at the time of the crash, and that police spoke with the homeowners through a home security camera system.

Read more: 2 dogs, no driver found in tractor-trailer that crashed into Mass. home, neighbor says


Refugee athletes are competing at the Olympics. Here's how their team got started


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 19:39:00 GMT

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The team was created in 2016 to allow athletes to keep competing even if they'd been forced to leave their home countries.

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US receives its first gold medal in women's taekwondo


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 18:50:00 GMT

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The 18-year-old Florida native has been telling friends and family since early childhood that she would be an Olympic champion. It happened in Tokyo.

Read more: US receives its first gold medal in women's taekwondo


Americans off to a flying start at Tokyo Olympics, doing just fine without Phelps


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 18:15:00 GMT

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Team USA is showing no signs of slipping even without the most decorated athlete in Olympic history.

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US headed in 'wrong direction' on COVID-19, Fauci says


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 17:40:00 GMT

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The nation's top infectious disease expert described himself as "very frustrated" as recommendations for vaccinated people to start wearing masks again are "under active investigation."

Read more: US headed in 'wrong direction' on COVID-19, Fauci says

 
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