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Putin's flying nuclear command center presents a Doomsday scenario indeed

Russian President Vladimir Putin ’s Doomsday aircraft — the two modernized Ilyushin 96-400M’s that Russia is developing as part of а special project codenamed “Zveno-3C” (Component-3C) — are not museum mockup displays or some props for a Dr. Strangelovian thriller. The specially outfitted planes will serve as Putin’s flying command and control center, from which the Russian spymaster can direct his forces into combat in the event of a nuclear war. The recent development is yet another step in Putin’s preparation for a “shooting” conflict with the United States, which Moscow believes is unavoidable.
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Arkansas' GOP governor wants to undo ban on mask mandates

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson says he wishes a bill banning state and local mask mandates hadn't become law, months after he signed the bill. Now, he's asking state leaders to reconsider the ban so local school districts have the flexibility to require masks when children return to the classroom. Hutchinson...
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SportsPosted by
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Will Simone Biles Return for the 2024 Olympics? She Says...

Watch: Simone Biles Wins Bronze Medal in Major Olympics Return. Simone Biles is "keeping the door open." In an interview with the Today show on Aug. 4—following her bronze medal victory in the Tokyo Games—the decorated gymnast said that when it comes to competing in the Olympics again in the future, she is optimistic.

Achilles injuries skyrocket as America returns to normal

Nearly four months after tearing his Achilles tendon, Russian gymnast Artur Dalaloyan returned to competition, a move already dubbed "heroic" and "miraculous" before he helped his squad earn an Olympic team gold medal in Tokyo. It took American basketball superstar Kevin Durant a full season to recover from an Achilles...
Boston, MAbaystatebanner.com

Dine Out Boston aims to revitalize restaurants

Celina Colby is an arts and travel reporter with a fondness for Russian novels.... VIEW BIO. Sizzling skillets and three-course menus abound in Boston once again during Dine Out Boston restaurant week, August 8-21. For two weeks, diners can experience new restaurants or old favorites through fixed-price lunch and dinner menus ranging from $15-$38.
TV SeriesEsquire

The Cast of HBO Max's The Prince Is Fully Stacked. Here Are the Celebs Behind the Voices.

Not seven minutes into HBO Max's The Prince, Queen Elizabeth II, her Royal Highness, makes a joke about Italians and says the word fuck. Twice. Not that it's impossible, but it's pretty safe to assume that the House of Windsor did not give the green light to the scathing, sometimes demented animated series that is told through the perspective of Prince George. Duchess Kate Middleton is an alcoholic. Prince Philip is... gray. But the whole thing hinges on George—a flamboyant sassafras of a child who lives with the Royal Family and calls the shots as if he is the only queen who matters.
GymnasticsVanity Fair

Simone Biles’s Unprecedented Olympics and the Cloudy Future of USA Gymnastics

On Tuesday night in Tokyo, Simone Biles competed in the final Olympic event for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, winning a bronze medal on the balance beam. It was the exact same medal she won for the event in Rio during the 2016 Summer Games, but the circumstances couldn’t have been more different. Last time around she had already won gold in the all-around and vault events, in addition to the team’s gold. Yesterday she was happy just to feel safe performing, after pulling out of the team final when a disappointing vault revealed she was suffering from a lack of air awareness.
Cell PhonesAndroid Central

How to set a reminder directly from an Android notification

Android 11 brought many changes that mainly focused on user privacy. We also got a few other tweaks here and there, including the new chat bubble feature, a tool called Conversation Notifications, and smart reply options for messaging. You can also set reminders or create events directly from an Android notification on select apps like Google Messages. The following tutorial will show you how you can set reminders right out of Android notifications.

UN warns over rights abuses in C.Africa

Violence by rebel and government forces and their allies in Central African Republic has claimed more than 1,200 lives in the past year, the UN said Wednesday, describing the scale of bloodshed and abuse as "alarming." Although the conflict that erupted in 2013 has widely fallen back since 2018, at...
Aerospace & DefenseCNN

Boeing delays Starliner spacecraft launch again over technical issues

New York (CNN Business) — The long-awaited test flight of Boeing's Starliner, which is designed to carry astronauts and compete with SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, is once again delayed. It's just one more setback in a series of them for a trial that NASA and Boeing desperately want to go off without any major issues like the ones they had during their first launch attempt, back in December 2019.

Dallas Stars Daily Links: How Wyatt Johnston Became a Star

As you all know by now, the Dallas Stars selected Wyatt Johnston 23rd overall in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. This was despite Johnston having only played eight games in the past year and a third, thanks to COVID-19 shortening the OHL’s 2019-20 season and wiping out the 2020-21 season.