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Parents Send A Letter To TikTok Demanding To See What Their Kids See

Editor's note: This story contains graphic descriptions of self-harm.


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7 Things To Look For As Track And Field Begins At The Olympics

For some of us, the Olympics don't really get started until the runners take the starting line and the javelins go flying.


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A Tech Firm Has Blocked Some Governments From Using Its Spyware Over Misuse Claims

Israeli spyware company NSO Group has temporarily blocked several government clients around the world from using its technology as the company investigates their possible misuse, a company employee told NPR on Thursday.


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Harvey Weinstein Tries And Fails To Have Several Sexual Assault Charges Dismissed

Harvey Weinstein has lost his attempt to have three charges of sexual assault thrown out at a hearing today at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, but his attorneys did get the judge to agree that one of the charges should be amended.


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Tokyo's Coronavirus Cases Are Soaring, But Japan's PM Says The Games Are Not To Blame

Even as new coronavirus cases surge in Tokyo to rates not seen since the pandemic began, Japan's prime minister says the Olympics are not causing the spike.

Officials on Thursday confirmed 3,865 new cases in Japan's capital, the highest daily tally reported, just as the Tokyo Olympics near their halfway point.


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Congress Approves $2.1 Billion Emergency Funding Bill For Capitol Police

Updated July 29, 2021 at 4:29 PM ET

The U.S. Capitol Police are on the verge of running out of money next month so both the Senate and House approved a $2.1 billion spending measure on Thursday to avoid furloughs and pay for overtime, training and more. It also direct funds to federal agencies handling humanitarian aid for U.S. allies in Afghanistan.


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Johnson & Johnson Targeted Black Women With Products Linked To Cancer, Lawsuit Says

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson &Johnson marketed its talcum-based powder products specifically to Black women despite evidence showing the products cause cancer, a new lawsuit alleges.

The complaint, filed by the National Council of Negro Women, asserts that the New Jersey-based drug company made Black women a "central part" of its business strategy but failed to warn them about the potential dangers of the powder products it was selling.


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Dominican Merengue Star Johnny Ventura Dies At 81

The popular Dominican merengue musician Johnny Ventura has died. According to Dominican news media, the 81-year-old musician died after a sudden heart attack in his home country on Wednesday. The news was later confirmed by Ventura's son on social media.


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A New Alzheimer's Drug Comes With Lots Of Questions About How To Use It

Nearly two months after the Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm received conditional approval from the Food and Drug Administration, experts are still debating how, and whether, it should be used.


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The Federal Government Is Making HIV Prevention Treatment Free — But There's A Catch

The federal government is making it much easier for Americans to get their hands on a potentially life saving treatment, if you have health insurance.

It's called PrEP, a once-daily pill that is 99% effective at preventing HIV infections.


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