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‘I have to focus on my mental health,’ says Simone Biles after withdrawing from gold medal event

Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo (CNN)Simone Biles withdrew from the women’s team gymnastics final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Tuesday, citing mental heath concerns as she attempts to protect “her body and mind.” After the final — won by the the Russia Olympic Committee (ROC) — Biles broke down in tears as she explained her […]

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Canadian police investigating Manitoba residential faculty abuse claims

Canadian police investigating Manitoba residential faculty abuse claims. RCMP well-knownshows it has spent 10 years undertaking ‘big-scale research’ into allegations. A department of Canada’s federal police pressure says it has spent the final decade undertaking a “big-scale research” into allegations of sexual abuse at a former residential faculty. On Tuesday, the Manitoba Royal Canadian Mounted […]

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Anna Kiesenhofer is a math genius who just pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Olympics history

Nobody was speaking about Anna Kiesenhofer ahead of the Tokyo 2020 women’s road race, but they certainly are now. The Austrian rider was considered a novice compared to her competitors, notably defending champion Anna van der Breggen, former Olympic bronze medalist Elisa Longo Borghini, Britain’s Lizzie Deignan, Germany’s Lisa Brennauer and former world title champion […]

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Jobless Americans sue Florida for ending $300 unemployment benefits early

Out-of-work Americans in Florida filed a lawsuit against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday seeking to reinstate a pandemic relief program that paid out an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits. In a complaint filed late Sunday on behalf of 10 unemployed Floridians, three attorneys – Gautier Kitchen, Marie Mattox and Scott Behren – […]

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Jobless Americans sue Florida for ending $300 unemployment benefits early

Out-of-work Americans in Florida filed a lawsuit against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday seeking to reinstate a pandemic relief program that paid out an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits. In a complaint filed late Sunday on behalf of 10 unemployed Floridians, three attorneys – Gautier Kitchen, Marie Mattox and Scott Behren – […]

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The one thing Biden must do if he’s serious about reforming the WTO | TheHill

If you’re looking for some summer reading, consider a study by the Congressional Research Service titled “The World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Appellate Body: Key Disputes and Controversies.” It might not be beach material, but it’s timely, because there’s a WTO ministerial meeting this fall, and the fate of the appellate body (AB) will feature prominently. […]

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Europe tried to boost Covid-19 vaccine takeup with carrots. Now some leaders are breaking out the sticks

As the pace of Covid-19 vaccinations in Europe shows signs of a slowdown, leaders are racing to find answers to a key dilemma of the rollout’s next phase: how to convince reluctant citizens to roll up their sleeves. From cash payments to phone data, free football stadium tours to free grilled meat, officials have offered […]

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Clashes in Tunisia after President Saied fires PM, suspends parliament

Supporters of president as well as those of major political party Ennahda mobilise on streets across Tunisia, leading to violent confrontations threatening to draw in security forces or prompt a military power grab. Clashes erupt between supporters of Tunisian president and Ennahda party deputies in front of parliament which was cordoned-off by military in capital […]