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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Advances To The Final Four At The Olympics

The U.S. women’s soccer team is advancing to the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics after defeating the Netherlands in a ...
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The Delta Variant Forces The Biden Administration To Update Preventive Strategies

President Biden is encouraging federal workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or face new rules over masking and testing. NPR’s ...
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Rick Astley's Hit 'Never Gonna Give You Up' Passes 1 Billion Views On YouTube

Many of those views may have been involuntary. Rick-rolling, for those who don’t know, is when you prank people by ...
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British Diver Tom Daley Plans To Take Good Care Of His Olympic Gold Medal

Daley shared on Instagram that he knitted a cozy for his medal to keep it from getting scratched — a ...
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North Korea Is Strictly Enforcing Its Language Purification Policy

North Korea is trying to purge foreign cultural influences, including South Korean variations on the language that the two countries ...
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Afghans Who Worked With Foreign Troops Face Reprisal Killings

Some 200 Afghan special visa holders and their families arrived in the U.S. Thursday. Many Afghans who worked with U.S ...
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Planet Money: Why Aren't There Enough Skilled People To Build Houses?

There is a housing supply shortage in the U.S. The solution should be to build more houses. The problem? There ...
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As MTV Turns 40, We Examine The Network's Contribution To Animation

MTV turns 40 on Sunday. Animation was an essential part of the network’s DNA. Its in-house animation studio made cartoons ...
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Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Is Charged With Sexually Assaulting A Teen

NPR’s Sarah McCammon talks to Joshua McElwee of the National Catholic Reporter about ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick facing charges in Massachusetts ...
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5 Decades Ago The Concert For Bangladesh Changed The Celerity Fundraiser

As NPR marks 50 years, we’re looking back at an event that changed the celebrity fundraiser: The Concert for Bangladesh, ...
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A Cuban Refugee's Optimism Inspires His Grandson's Acting Career

A turbulent Cuba halted Mario García’s childhood acting career when he fled to a foreign U.S. Still, he hasn’t lost ...
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Record-Holding Gymnast Shannon Miller Talks About Pressure And Mental Health

Seven-time Olympic medalist Shannon Miller talks to NPR’s A Martinez about pressure, mental and physical health, and how athletes should ...
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Arkansas' Governor Pleads With Residents To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 cases in the state are surging and 80,000 vaccine doses are about to expire. Government and health officials are ...
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Private Employers Wrestle With Trying To Vaccinate Their Workforce

The spread of the Delta variant is renewing pressure on private employers to encourage their workers to get vaccinated. Most ...
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After Court Ruling, Missouri Begins Implementing Changes To Expand Medicaid

After many attempts, Missouri has expanded Medicaid coverage to an additional 275,000 people. That means big changes for those individuals, ...
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Business

Unicorns are ready for a haircut

The digitization of your haircut may not have been on your 2020 bucket list, but 2021 has an even more surprising line item: Tech-powered barbershops ...
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The pandemic effect is slowing

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by what the weekday Exchange column digs into, but free, and made for ...
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This Week in Apps: Instagram restricts teens’ accounts, Elon Musk criticizes App Store fees, Google Play’s new policies

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app ...
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