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Sprinter 'safe' in Austria after refusing to return to Belarus

TOKYO/VIENNA, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was safe in Vienna on Wednesday, Austrian officials said, after she flew in from Tokyo under Polish diplomatic protection three days since refusing her team's order to go home early from the Olympics. The apparent Cold War-style defection of an athlete...
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State's New School Guidance on COVID-19 Includes ‘Modified Quarantine'

Part of California's new COVID-19 guidance coming out for schools includes what is being dubbed "modified quarantine." Modified quarantine is for unvaccinated students who are exposed to COVID-19 and allows the student to continue in-person instruction in the same classroom if they are asymptomatic. Masking must continue, and they must...
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Senate panel votes to repeal Iraq war authorizations

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday voted to repeal a pair of war authorizations related to Iraq, the latest move in Congress aimed at reining in presidential war powers. The panel voted 14-8 on a bill from Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) that would repeal the...
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Dallas official removed from meeting for not wearing mask

Dallas County Commissioner J.J. Koch (R) was removed from a courtroom Tuesday for not wearing a mask, local news outlets reported. County Judge Clay Jenkins asked a bailiff to escort the commissioner from the courtroom after the official refused to wear a mask. Everyone else present in court donned a face covering.
Presidential ElectionPosted by
The Hill

Biden wishes Obama a happy birthday

President Biden on Wednesday wished former President Obama a happy birthday, calling the former president his brother and friend. Obama turned 60 on Wednesday and his former vice president, Biden, shared a photograph of the two exchanging a high five. The White House said earlier this week that Biden would...
Food Safetybakingbusiness.com

Cake mix at center of E. coli outbreak

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration have begun gathering data as part of an investigation into a multistate outbreak of E. coli O121 linked to cake mix. A single brand or type of cake mix has not been linked to the illnesses, the CDC said.
Congress & CourtsBuzzflash.com

Time Is Running Out to Stop Drastic Partisan Gerrymandering Which Gives Republicans Disproportionate Seats in the House and State Legislatures

August 16 is a big day for democracy. But it might not be a good day for democracy. That’s when the Census Bureau releases the data that states will use in the redistricting process. The maps they draw will be used for the next 10 years. And in many states, what that means is the gerrymandering barbecue is about to begin. The unchecked partisan and racial gerrymandering that we expect to see won’t just tilt for one party — it will also serve to squelch the voices of people of color.
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The US Sun

Who is Nina Turner’s husband Jeffrey?

CONGRESS hopeful-Nina Turner suffered a defeat against her Democratic rival during the August 3rd, Ohio 11th district special election. Turner was the Ohio State Senator from 2008 and 2014. Who is Nina Turner?. Turner, 53, is a member of the Democratic Party; however, she is a known member of the...
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Take Off Your Mask and Remind the World of Your Humanity

Last Friday night, January 8, 2021, for the first time in my life, I prayed to my Creator. In a vacuum it’s a strange statement to make for me because I’m an Orthodox Jew who “prays” three times a day. But I never really knew what that meant until Friday night. Here’s my story of how it happened.
POTUSWashington Post

Yes, Trump tried to stage a coup. By denying it, the right is laying the groundwork for another one.

Something unprecedented occurred after the Nov. 3 election: An incumbent president refused to recognize the results and, in fact, tried to overturn them. That effort culminated in another unprecedented event on Jan. 6: The president instigated a mob attack on the U.S. Capitol in the hope of stopping the vote certification. Yet in one recent poll, 82 percent of registered Republicans expressed a favorable opinion of the dangerous demagogue responsible for these appalling attacks on our democracy.
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Belarus Olympic athlete stops over in Vienna before Poland refuge

Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya arrived in Austria on Wednesday en route to Poland, where she is expected to take refuge after saying she feared for her life if forced to return home. The 24-year-old sprinter has been at the centre of a diplomatic drama in the middle of the Games since seeking the protection of Tokyo 2020 staff on Sunday, saying her team was trying to bundle her onto a plane after she publicly criticised her coaches. In an unexpected twist on Wednesday, the athlete made a last-minute switch and decided not to board her flight to Warsaw, which has offered her a humanitarian visa, instead taking a plane to the Austrian capital. A VIP van followed by two police vehicles were waiting to escort Tsimanouskaya from the aircraft.
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