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Ledecky wins silver behind Australia's Titmus in women's 400m freestyle


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 02:56:55 GMT

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No one else was even close.

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Some Jacksonville residents still seeing leftover debris from Tropical Storm Elsa


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 02:41:11 GMT

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Residents say they haven’t seen the city come out after the storm to pick up the debris on their sidewalks.

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Oksana Chusovitina, 46-year-old gymnast, ends historic career


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 02:11:46 GMT

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The 46-year-old from Uzbekistan did not qualify for the gymnastics final at her record eighth Olympics.

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Streaming Guide: How to watch events during 2020 Tokyo Olympics


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 02:03:28 GMT

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Here is your complete guide to streaming each event of the 2020 Summer Tokyo Olympics as they happen live.

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Tokyo Preview, July 26: US swimmers Murphy, King to race for gold


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 01:32:58 GMT

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Key events happening on Monday include the men's gymnastics all-around final, women's triathlon and US swimmers Ryan Murphy and Lilly King are eyeing gold.

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Russians top Biles, Americans in gymnastics qualifying


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 01:27:06 GMT

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It is the first time the Americans have failed to lead at the end of any major event in more than a decade.

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NBC estimates 17 million in US saw opening of Tokyo Olympics


Created: Mon, 26 Jul 2021 00:55:49 GMT

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Nine years ago, when the Summer Olympics were held in London, the Opening Ceremony drew a record-setting U.S. audience of 40.7 million people.

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Jacksonville Humane Society completely full, free adoptions offered this weekend


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 22:42:13 GMT

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Two Duval County shelters joined forces with PetSmart to find cats and dogs their furever homes.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump is relentless in election fabrications


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 22:16:08 GMT

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At an event in Phoenix Saturday, the former president asserted several false election fraud claims.

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Walmart on Normandy Blvd. temporarily closed for extra cleaning amid surge in COVID cases


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 22:01:36 GMT

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The store closed Sunday and will reopen at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27.

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Official: 1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses has died


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 20:08:22 GMT

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Moses worked to dismantle segregation as the Mississippi field director of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee during the civil rights movement.

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Doctors, city leaders react to death of UF Health Jacksonville CEO


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 19:18:03 GMT

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Many physicians and agencies around Jacksonville released statements showing appreciation for Dr. Leon Haley's hard work and leadership during the pandemic.

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Missing child alert issued for 13-year-old Tallahassee boy


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 17:54:37 GMT

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Darius Swain was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and white Nike flip-flops, FDLE said.

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UF Health Jacksonville CEO Leon Haley killed in personal watercraft accident in South Florida


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:47:42 GMT

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He was wearing a life jacket and was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach, but died from his injuries, according to the report.

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University of Wisconsin System to offer vaccinated students $7K scholarships


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:29:59 GMT

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Seventy students will win, with more winners coming from campuses with larger enrollments.

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Cleveland native Lee Kiefer makes history with gold medal win in fencing at Tokyo Olympics


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:14:49 GMT

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Kiefer, 27, who was born in Cleveland, is currently a third-year med student at the University of Kentucky.

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Gymnastics team, tired of 'sexualization,' wears unitards


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 15:40:01 GMT

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Male gymnasts wear comparatively body-covering clothes with loose shorts for their floor exercise and vault and long pants on bar and pommel horse routines.

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1 injured in commercial vehicle fire in Whitehouse-area


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 15:36:17 GMT

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The fire started sometime before 10:15 a.m. in a commercial vehicle at the 1800 block of Beaver Street, the JFRD said.

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Fauci says CDC may back wearing face masks more


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 15:35:07 GMT

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Some local areas where infection rates are surging are already urging individuals to wear masks in public regardless of their vaccination status.

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Largo's own Anastasija Zolotic becomes 1st American to win gold in women's taekwondo


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 15:16:50 GMT

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The 18-year-old beat Russian athlete Tatiana Minina 25-17.

Read more: Largo's own Anastasija Zolotic becomes 1st American to win gold in women's taekwondo


US loses to France 83-76, 25-game Olympic win streak ends


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 15:08:46 GMT

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The U.S. had won 25 consecutive Olympic games, last losing at the Athens Games 17 years ago and settling for a bronze medal there.

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US beats Australia in softball, sets up gold medal rematch with Japan


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 13:51:00 GMT

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The top-ranked Americans have scored just six runs in four games. They play Japan on Monday.

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IOC relaxes mask rules for medalists


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 11:55:34 GMT

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Health protocols agreed to ahead of the Tokyo Games to control COVID-19 infections had required all medalists to keep masks on for the whole ceremony.

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JFRD responds to Sunday morning apartment fire in Beach Haven


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 11:36:26 GMT

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The fire happened in the 4400 block of Hodges Boulevard at around 6:15 a.m., according to the JFRD.

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How a team of refugee athletes made it to Tokyo Olympics


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 07:36:43 GMT

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The team selected by the International Olympic Committee was drawn from 55 athletes who fled their home countries and got scholarships to train for the games.

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Horigome wins 1st ever Olympic skateboard gold


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 07:00:16 GMT

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American skater Jagger Eaton took bronze, the Arizonan adapting best among the Americans to the heat at the Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo.

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A month after Surfside condo collapse, 97 people dead, 1 person still unaccounted for


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 04:49:47 GMT

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At least 97 people were killed in the collapse.

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Tokyo Rewind, July 24: Team USA's first gold, silver and bronze medals


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 04:44:04 GMT

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Swimmer Chase Kalisz won the first American medal of the Tokyo Games when he captured gold in the men’s 400-meter individual medley.

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UF Health Jacksonville CEO dies: Dr. Leon Haley Jr. led area's COVID-19 response


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 04:01:14 GMT

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UF Health Jacksonville was the first local hospital to receive shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Haley, a physician, was the first in line there to get the shot

Read more: UF Health Jacksonville CEO dies: Dr. Leon Haley Jr. led area's COVID-19 response


Jacksonville doctors say you can get COVID-19 even if you are fully vaccinated


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 04:00:45 GMT

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Dr. Michael Koren says the vaccines are quite effective but not 100% effective.

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'Free Cuba' protesters caravan across Jacksonville, push for U.S. government to do more


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 03:52:44 GMT

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Protesters caravanned from Jacksonville Beach to the Landing downtown, led by a truck with the sign "SOS Cuba."

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Companies to receive medical marijuana production licenses in Georgia announced


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 03:51:55 GMT

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Two were chosen for Class 1 production licenses while another four were chosen for Class 2 licenses.

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COVID-positive volleyball player describes quarantine life


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 03:46:04 GMT

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American beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb tested positive for COVID-19 when he arrived in Japan and later withdrew from the Olympics.

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Red tide thought to be cause of manatee deaths in Tampa Bay area


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 00:39:11 GMT

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The toxic algae is just another threat to the manatee. In 2021, more manatees have died than the last six years.

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JSO: Police chase, T-bone crash ends with 3 in custody


Created: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 00:33:16 GMT

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Officers said they found firearms inside the stolen truck.

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Community remembers Timothy Obi during memorial paddle out


Created: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 23:53:32 GMT

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The community got together on a sea of paddleboards in the water, and crowds of people joined together on the beach.

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Japan surges to gymnastics lead; Reigning champ Uchimura out


Created: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 23:42:21 GMT

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The 32-year-old two-time Olympic champion fell on high bar and failed to qualify for the event finals.

Read more: Japan surges to gymnastics lead; Reigning champ Uchimura out


Florida man accidentally shoots himself after showing off gun in bar


Created: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 22:33:46 GMT

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The bar's manager showed a local newspaper video footage of the man and said it appeared to be an accident.

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COVID-19 wave affecting younger, unvaccinated people most


Created: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 19:35:45 GMT

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Anyone aged 12 and older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine — the best way to limit the spread of the virus.

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Baptist South opens COVID Care Expansion Unit amid increase in patients


Created: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 19:15:14 GMT

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Health officials say more than 97% of all COVID inpatients have not been vaccinated.

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