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Olympics-US set to defend all-around title without Biles - CNA
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TOKYO: Even without Simone Biles the United States will still offer a steely defence of the Olympic women's gymnastics all-around crown worn by an American since the 2004 Athens Summer Games.     As gymnasts prepared for Thursday's all-around battle it was left to Sunisa Lee and Biles replacement Jade Carey to defend the title she won at the Rio Olympics. 

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US to ship 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nigeria, 5.66 million to South Africa - CNA
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WASHINGTON: The US government on Wednesday (Jul 28) will ship nearly 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to two of the most populous African countries: Nigeria and South Africa: as the continent battles a third wave of infections, White House officials said.     The latest shipments bring the total number of US vaccine doses sent to Africa to 16.4 million. 

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130 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including 48 unlinked infections - CNA
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SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 130 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections as of noon on Wednesday (Jul 28), including 27 cases linked to the Jurong Fishery Port/Hong Lim Market & Food Centre cluster and two to the cluster in KTV lounges.     In total, Singapore reported 136 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. 

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Japan playing its own water polo style at Tokyo Olympics | Biloxi Sun Herald
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The men's water polo tournament at the Tokyo Olympics is filled with big, hulking destroyers playing a similar style.     “This is the only way,” Japan coach Yoji Omoto said through a translator. 

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Op-Ed: Medical students must be taught critical race theory - Los Angeles Times
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For starters, race would be taught as a social, not a biological, construct.     New Black patient with severe headache, blurry vision? 

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Emotional Katie Ledecky opens up on Olympic legacy, pressures - Sports Illustrated
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They had no idea how prescient that would turn out to be.     Their emotions-and emotional state-have never been so starkly evident. 

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Olympics-Athletics-Russia is lucky to have 10 athletes in Tokyo, says Coe - CNA
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The maximum of 10 applies to all athletics events this year.     TOKYO: The head of World Athletics said on Wednesday that, rather than lamenting that only 10 Russians will be able to compete in the Tokyo Olympics, the country should be grateful they have anyone here at all given their long history of "obfuscation". 

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Kiszla: U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky is a six-time Olympic champ, but can we stop calling her the GOAT? - The Denver Post
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There's no doubt Ledecky is a legendary American swimmer.     But with 23 Olympic gold medals in his trophy case, Michael Phelps is the GOAT. 

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Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison dead at 46: family - Entertainment - The Jakarta Post
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Joey Jordison, the co-founder of Slipknot and one of the most influential metal drummers of his generation, has died at the age of 46, his family announced.     Jordison left Slipknot in 2013 in acrimonious circumstances, saying he had been effectively forced out. 

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EUROPEAN MIDDAY BRIEFING: Stocks Rise as Markets -2- | Morningstar
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The guilty plea was reported earlier by Bloomberg News.     The bonds are backed by short-term loans the bank makes to mortgage lenders. 

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Bob Odenkirk Collapses on Better Call Saul Set
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(Newser) - Bob Odenkirk was hospitalized Tuesday night after the 58-year-old actor collapsed on the set of Better Call Saul.     There are many more where that came from. 

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Debacle in Afghanistan: Likely Taliban victory signals the collapse of American empire | Salon.com
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The American empire would, years later, find itself desperately trying to destroy its own creation.     The debacle in Afghanistan, which will unravel into chaos with lightning speed over the next few weeks and ensure the return of the Taliban to power, is one more signpost of the end of the American empire. 

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Damian Lillard scores 21 in USA rout of Iran at Olympics | thv11.com
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SAITAMA, Japan - The U.S. basketball team got back to winning - and winning easily.     “And they went in tonight and we guarded up, so it was a good step.". 

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Pfizer raises estimates for 2021 sales of COVID-19 vaccine to $33.5 bln | Reuters
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Expenses and profit from the vaccine are split 50-50 between Pfizer and BioNTech.     July 28 (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) on Wednesday raised its forecast for sales of the COVID-19 vaccine that it developed with Germany's BioNTech by 28.8% to $33.5 billion, as countries scramble to secure supply of the shots. 

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Deutsche Bank Posts Profit In Q2, Revenues Down; Updates FY21 View
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Core Bank profit before tax climbed 90 percent from last year to 1.4 billion euros.     However, Private Bank revenues grew 3 percent and Asset Management revenues went up 14 percent. 

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China's regulatory crackdown a drag on Hong Kong's IPO pipeline - bankers - CNA
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HONG KONG: Hong Kong's buzzing IPO pipeline is likely to taper off in the second half of 2021, as Chinese firms temper their expectations for valuations amid a drastic regulatory crackdown in the mainland, dealmakers said.     China's months-long regulatory crackdown has involved firms in the US$120 billion private tutoring sector and behemoths like Alibaba, Ant Group and ride-hailing giant Didi. 

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