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COVID-19 live updates: Delta leaves vaccinated, unvaccinated with similarly high viral loads, CDC says

hapabapa/iStock (NEW YORK) — The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. More than 612,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and over 4.1 million people have died worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Just 57.7% of Americans ages 12 …

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COVID-19 live updates: Delta leaves vaccinated, unvaccinated with similarly high viral loads, CDC says

hapabapa/iStock (NEW YORK) — The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. More than 612,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and over 4.1 million people have died worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Just 57.7% of Americans ages 12 …

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These dating US track athletes are taking their love to the Tokyo Olympics

Steph Chambers/Getty Images (TOKYO) — When U.S. Olympian Tara Davis competes in the long jump competition this weekend at the Tokyo Olympics, cheering her on from home will be her boyfriend, Hunter Woodhall. When Woodhall, a two-time Paralympic medalist sprinter, competes in the Tokyo Paralympics next month, the roles will be reversed. Davis and Woodhall, both 22, are used to …

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US swimmer voices concerns about doping in Olympic Games

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images (TOKYO) — American backstroke swimmer Ryan Murphy alleged Friday that doping remains a problem in the sport after he lost twice to swimmers on the Russian Olympic Committee. “It is a huge mental drain on me throughout the year to know that I’m swimming in a race that’s probably not clean,” said Murphy. “It frustrates me, but …

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COVID-19 live updates: Delta leaves vaccinated, unvaccinated with similarly high viral loads, CDC says

hapabapa/iStock (NEW YORK) — The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. More than 612,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and over 4.1 million people have died worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Just 57.7% of Americans ages 12 …

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How Allyson Felix could make history at the Tokyo Olympics

Patrick Smith/Getty Images (TOKYO) — One medal and Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix could make history. Two, and she’ll smash another record. The 35-year-old U.S. track star has won nine medals across four Olympics — the most out of any female athlete in U.S. track and field history. If she picks up her 10th in Tokyo, she would have more than …

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Gun violence in America: Newark

ngus Mordant/Bloomberg via Getty Images (NEWARK, N.J.) — It’s the most populous city in New Jersey with over 280,000 residents and regarded as one of its most dangerous. Crime has plagued the city for decades and in 1986, there were more than 40,000 index crimes, a trend that would continue into the 1990s. Meanwhile, through the early to mid-90s, each …

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Dolly Parton says she relates to what Britney Spears is going through

Bravo Dolly Parton is weighing in on Britney Spears‘ conservatorship battle. The country legend was asked about the situation while on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night. While she didn’t get too specific on her feelings about the #FreeBritney movement, she did say she can relate to what Britney is going through. “I try to not get involved …

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COVID-19 live updates: Delta leaves vaccinated, unvaccinated with similarly high viral loads, CDC says

hapabapa/iStock (NEW YORK) — The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. More than 612,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and over 4.1 million people have died worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Just 57.7% of Americans ages 12 …

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New details on CDC’s Provincetown investigation portray delta variant as serious threat

Narvikk/iStock (WASHINGTON) — Adding more insight into the CDC’s updated mask guidance, newly published details of the Provincetown outbreak raise concern that the now-dominant delta variant may be able to spread among fully vaccinated people. Following multiple large gatherings in Provincetown, Mass., from July 3-17, investigators identified 469 COVID-19 cases, two-thirds of which were in fully vaccinated people. The delta …

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COVID-19 live updates: Delta leaves vaccinated, unvaccinated with similarly high viral loads, CDC says

hapabapa/iStock (NEW YORK) — The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. More than 612,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and over 4.1 million people have died worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Just 57.7% of Americans ages 12 …

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Navy sailor charged with setting blaze that destroyed billion-dollar ship last year

Lt. John J. Mike/U.S. Navy via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Navy has filed charges against a sailor in connection with the fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego last July, the service announced Thursday. “Evidence collected during the investigation is sufficient to direct a preliminary hearing in accordance with due process under the military justice …

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Billie Eilish sings in the rain in “Happier Than Ever” video

Darkroom/Interscope Records Coinciding with the release of her sophomore album Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish has released the music video for the title track. The clip, directed by Billie herself, begins with the singer in a softly lit pastel-colored room as she sings the song into the receiver of an old fashioned telephone as if it’s a conversation to the …

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Former Olympians react to Simone Biles having the decision to withdraw

Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — As Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from competition at the Olympics sent shockwaves around the world, one facet in particular stood out to former Olympic gymnasts: that she had the power to make that decision for herself. “I never remember feeling like I ever got to make those decisions, even if I had …

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Madonna calls out DaBaby for controversial AIDS comments: “Know your facts”

Jason Koerner/Getty Images; Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Pride Island Madonna is the latest celebrity to call out DaBaby for the remarks he made about HIV/AIDS at last weekend’s Rolling Loud Festival in Miami. “If you’re going to make hateful remarks to the LGBTQ+ community about HIV/AIDS then know your facts,” the singer wrote on Instagram alongside a video of the …

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Demi Lovato and Olivia Munn open up about their battle with depression on ‘The Demi Lovato Show’

Courtesy of Roku Demi Lovato and actress Olivia Munn candidly discussed their struggles with mental illness on the singer’s upcoming The Demi Lovato Show. In a preview of the upcoming talk show, Lovato broached the subject of depression and anxiety with Munn in order to share an empowering message to those who feel they have lost all hope. “For people who deal with depression, like you and …

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Pro golfer Max Homa rallies behind Simone Biles: “We’re all battling something internally”

Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Pro golfer Max Homa added his name to those supporting Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from the women’s all-around competition at the Olympics. The 30-year-old Genesis Invitational winner took to Twitter on Wednesday to tell people to “cool it with the judgement and anger” because “we’re all battling something internally.” Homa …

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Why some states are pushing back on masks amid delta variant surge

martin-dm/iStock (NEW YORK) — It’s a simple device that can save lives and keep people out of emergency rooms. But masks are once again a flashpoint after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended this week that everyone in areas with substantial or high levels of transmission, regardless of their vaccination status, return to wearing a mask in …

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Taylor Swift voices powerful message for USA Women’s Gymnastics Team: “They belong here”

Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images Taylor Swift shared empowering messages for gymnasts Jade Carey and Suni Lee, who stepped up to represent the United States at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics following Simone Biles‘ decision to withdraw from the women’s all-around competition. Taylor, speaking over the gentle intro of her song “evermore,” expressed confidence in the USA Women’s Gymnastics Team and commended the athletes for giving their all. …

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Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak release Silk Sonic’s groovy new single “Skate”

Harper Smith Silk Sonic, the dynamic duo comprised of Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars, delighted fans by dropping “Skate,” their brand new single on Friday. The groovy throwback tune, which infuses elements of the funk and soul music that flourished in the ’70s, serves as an invitation for .Paak and Mars’ object of affection that they hail as a “hundred dollars” in a “room full of …

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Check out Lady Gaga in the trailer for Ridley Scott’s ‘House of Gucci’

MGM Director Ridley Scott has unveiled the trailer for his much-anticipated new film, House of Gucci. Adam Driver plays assassinated fashion mogul Maurizio Gucci, while an almost unrecognizable Jared Leto plays his cousin, Paulo, and Lady Gaga plays Maurizio’s ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted of arranging his murder. Maurizio was the grandson of the iconic label’s founder, Guccio Gucci. As Blondie‘s “Heart of Glass” floats in …

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Key moments from the Olympic Games: Day 7

MATTHIAS SCHRADER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images (TOKYO) — Each day, ABC News will give you a roundup of key Olympic moments from the day’s events in Tokyo, happening 13 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time. After a 12-month delay, the unprecedented 2020 Summer Olympics is taking place without fans or spectators and under a state of emergency due to the …

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Billie Eilish’s sophomore album ‘Happier Than Ever’ is finally here

Kelia Anne MacCluskey Following the resounding success of her debut studio album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, Billie Eilish has embarked on her new era in music with her sophomore release, Happier Than Ever.  And she’s definitely very proud of it. “I can’t even process it. this was the most fulfilling most satisfying and profound experience i’ve ever had with …

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Buggles, Benatar and bloopers: Looking back at MTV’s launch 40 years ago

Mark Weiss/WireImage “Ladies and gentleman…rock and roll.” That’s what anyone with cable TV who happened to be up at midnight on August 1, 1981 — 40 years ago this Sunday — heard, as MTV: Music Television signed on the air for the very first time.  At the time, it wasn’t even available in most major markets, including MTV’s home base, …

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Scoreboard roundup — 7/29/21

iStock (NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE Tampa Bay 14, NY Yankees 0 Kansas City 5, Chi White Sox 0 Detroit 6, Baltimore 2 Toronto 13, Boston 1 Oakland 4, LA Angels 0 NATIONAL LEAGUE Washington 3, Philadelphia 1 Atlanta 6, NY Mets 3 Cincinnati 7, Chi Cubs 4 Philadelphia …

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