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China breaks world record in women’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay

Simone Biles’ sponsors offered statements of support Wednesday following her decision to pull out of Thursday’s individual, all-around gymnastics competition at the Tokyo Olympics. The...

The second day of the 2020 Olympics begins with gold for Team USA and skateboarding makes its Olympic debut

Chase Kalisz of Team United States celebrates after winning the Men’s 400m individual medley on July 25. (Clive Rose/Getty Images) It’s Sunday, July 25 —...

German cyclist Simon Geschke is the latest athlete to test positive for Covid-19

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has acknowledged receiving an open letter calling for amendments to the IOC rule that threatens to punish athletes for protesting...

Fauci approves of in-person school guidance from CDC

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on July 9, 2021. CNN Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that he agrees with...

Climate change is frying the Northern Hemisphere with unprecedented heat, hundreds dead and a town destroyed.

Lytton hit 49.6 degrees Celsius (121.3 degrees Fahrenheit), astounding for the town of just 250 people nestled in the mountains, where June maximum temperatures are...

Biden and Putin meet in Geneva

Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images When US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin gathered for their highly-anticipated summit in Geneva today, it came at a...

Here’s what to expect at Biden and Putin’s summit today, according to a US national security official

The Nation Security Council’s Senior Director for Russia, Eric Green, laid out the planned agenda for the Biden-Putin summit earlier this month, emphasizing that the...

Ousted From Power, Israel’s Netanyahu Plots Comeback

TEL AVIV—Outmaneuvered by rival politicians after 12 years in power, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is already plotting a comeback, intending to challenge the new...

G7 nations pledge over 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses for the rest of world, UK prime minister says

US President Joe Biden arrives for a plenary session in Carbis Bay, England, on June 13. Phil Noble/Pool/AFP/Getty Images G7 leaders are expected to announce...

Biden at the 2021 G7 Summit

Harry Dunn Family Handout UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that US President Joe Biden expressed a “great deal of sympathy” over the case...

Biden, Johnson Chart Path for U.S.-U.K. Ties

PLYMOUTH, England—President Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to counter the influence of autocratic states during their first in-person meeting Thursday and looked...

G-7 Nations Agree on New Rules for Taxing Global Companies

The Group of Seven leading rich countries agreed to back new rules for taxing businesses that operate internationally in a significant step toward a global...

Biden Expands Blacklist of Chinese Companies Banned From U.S. Investment

WASHINGTON—President Biden expanded a prohibition on Americans investing in Chinese companies with purported links to China’s military, adding more businesses to a blacklist that has...

Boris Johnson marries Carrie Symonds

The wedding was reportedly held in front of close friends and family, according to several British newspaper accounts. “Congratulations @BorisJohnson and @carriesymonds on your marriage...

Full moon and total lunar eclipse May 2021: When and how to watch

The full moon on Wednesday, May 26, will be the first total lunar eclipse since January 2019, according to EarthSky. It will take the moon...

Mount Nyiragongo volcano in eastern Congo erupts

The volcano’s last major eruption in 2002 killed 250 people in Goma. There’s no indication yet of the scale of this eruption and no one...

Summer could be more ‘normal’ — especially if people keep getting vaccinated — Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction

For the first time since early March, the seven-day average of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the United States fell below 2 million per day,...

Covid deaths may be double what we thought — Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction

Coronavirus has killed 6.9 million people, more than double the 3.2 million deaths that have been officially reported worldwide, according to analysis from the Institute...

Tiny dinosaur hunted in the dark and heard better than an owl

It’s one of the findings of two groundbreaking studies published Thursday that examined and reconstructed the inner ears of ancient fossilized beasts and compared them...

India reports highest-ever 24-hour surge in Covid-19 cases and a record-high daily death toll

India has received the first part of an oxygen-generating plant shipment from Germany, India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a tweet...

US backs waiving vaccine patents. Now what? — Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction

His government relented to pressure Wednesday as members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) discussed a proposal by India and South Africa from last October...

US shifts strategy as vaccinations slow

To tackle the threat, Biden on Tuesday announced a strategic shift from mass vaccination drives to utilizing more community clinics and pharmacies in an effort...

Herd immunity: Why we ‘may not get to zero’ on Covid — Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction

America’s outlook is rosier now than it has been in months; daily coronavirus cases and deaths have fallen to one-fifth of what they were during...

Will US lift vaccine patents? — Coronavirus Fact vs. Fiction

On Sunday, the US acknowledged those calls, with White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain telling CBS News that US Trade Representative Katherine Tai would...

Black scientist rethinks the ‘dark’ in dark matter

After her mother took her to see “A Brief History of Time,” Errol Morris’ 1991 documentary about theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, she fell in love...