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Georgia students are going back to school as the state sees a Covid-19 summer surge

Georgia students are going back to school as the state sees a Covid-19 summer surge

Stefanie Watts admits she’s worried about sending her granddaughter and her son back to school on Monday. “I’m scared,” Watts told CNN at a vaccination event in DeKalb County, Georgia. “I’m not gonna tell no lie. I am scared.” But that’s why Watts is getting the teens vaccinated, hoping it will keep them healthy and…MORE

Simone Biles: US gymnast to take part in Tuesday’s balance beam final at Tokyo 2020

Simone Biles: US gymnast to take part in Tuesday’s balance beam final at Tokyo 2020

Team USA gymnast Simone Biles will take part in Tuesday’s balance beam final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, USA Gymnastics has confirmed. Biles — considered one of the greatest gymnasts of all time — participated in the Olympic gymnastic qualifications on July 25 and then in the US’s vault rotation in the women’s team final…MORE

Sky News Australia suspended from YouTube for a week over Covid-19 misinformation

Sky News Australia suspended from YouTube for a week over Covid-19 misinformation

YouTube has temporarily barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content over misinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Google-owned platform, the broadcaster was issued a “strike” last Thursday, which prevents it from posting videos or live-streams for a week. Three strikes over a period of 90 days would result in a permanent…MORE

Raven Saunders’ X podium protest: What it means and why the IOC is investigating

Raven Saunders’ X podium protest: What it means and why the IOC is investigating

US shot-putter Raven Saunders has explained what the gesture she made following her silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics meant. The 25-year-old raised her hands and crossed them in an X as she and her fellow medal winners posed for photos, telling NBC that it represented “the intersection of where all people who are…MORE

Wall Street is buying up family homes. The rent checks are too juicy to ignore

Wall Street is buying up family homes. The rent checks are too juicy to ignore

Housing markets are hotter than ever, and big money is getting in on the act. Pension funds, investment firms and Wall Street banks are snapping up family homes in Europe and the United States at a rapid pace as prices rocket higher, looking for alternatives to lockdown-hit office parks and shopping malls, and betting that…MORE

Too much zucchini is never enough! How to use up summer squash in so many ways

Too much zucchini is never enough! How to use up summer squash in so many ways

The cry goes out from over-ambitious gardeners every summer: “What can I do with all this zucchini?” If you’ve ever been such a gardener, or the unwitting recipient of a surprise stack of squash on your front stoop, you can understand. It might seem like zucchini is nothing to get excited about. But its strength…MORE

Big feelings are normal. How to help tweens and teens handle them

Big feelings are normal. How to help tweens and teens handle them

Awkwardness and big feelings? You must be talking about middle school. And while many parents assume that middle school is a rite of passage that kids need to stoically tough out, the opposite could not be more true. Your tweens and teens can navigate this developmental phase and come out stronger on the other side…MORE

Katie Ledecky says she ‘never would have imagined’ her Olympic swimming success

Katie Ledecky says she ‘never would have imagined’ her Olympic swimming success

With her Tokyo Olympics drawn to a close, American swimmer Katie Ledecky can start to unwind. “I did have a hamburger after I was done — that tasted good,” she says about a celebratory meal that was more than deserved. Ledecky won 1500m and 800m freestyle golds in Tokyo and silvers in the 400m freestyle…MORE

Belarusian Olympic sprinter enters Polish embassy in Tokyo after refusing to board flight home

Belarusian Olympic sprinter enters Polish embassy in Tokyo after refusing to board flight home

Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya was seen entering the Polish embassy in Tokyo on Monday, hours after she refused to board a flight out of Japan, saying she was being forced to return to her native country against her will and that she feared arrest. Reuters reported that Timanovskaya was filmed going into the Polish embassy…MORE

Expert hopes the rise in Covid-19 vaccinations means the US is waking up to the dangers of the Delta variant

Expert hopes the rise in Covid-19 vaccinations means the US is waking up to the dangers of the Delta variant

The Delta variant is wreaking havoc through much of the United States, but the “silver lining” is that more Americans appear to be at the tipping point of understanding the importance of Covid-19 vaccinations, one expert said. “People are waking up to this,” Director of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Francis Collins told CNN…MORE

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