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Tennis Star Coco Gauff Tests Positive For Covid-19—Becoming Latest Athlete Forced Out Of Tokyo Olympics

It’s not yet clear whether the 17-year-old was vaccinated.

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History Class Brewing Co. “pours love” on the Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — History Class Brewing Company picks an organization to give to every month. They call it, “pouring love”.

History Class looked a lot more like science class this Sunday.

The Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida have been chosen as this month’s recipients of the give-away, which means they will get 25 cents from every beer sold throughout the month of July.

Today, the family-friendly science center brought science to history class.

Reptiles, exploding volcanoes, and solar ovens were just a few of the experiments kids got to enjoy.

Meanwhile mom and dad got to sit back with a glass of locally-brewed beer.

“They used to be the Junior Museum, now they’re the Science and Discovery Center, and they are open back up. A lot of people don’t realize that they are open again, so we’re doing our part to let people know they’re open for business,” said Eric Darnell, History Class Brewing Company’s Marketing Manager. “They’re doing science every single day, and anyone can take their families there and have a great time. The experiments here today are just a small sample of all the cool stuff that they have.”

The activities were all wrapped up by dinner-time, but you can still donate to the Science and Discovery Center by grabbing a brew from History Class any time this month.

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DeSantis urges Cuban military to overthrow government

Jul 16, 2021

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) — Gov. Ron DeSantis told young members of Cuba’s military to “live in the history books” by overthrowing their nation’s communist leadership, as he pushed President Joe Biden to bring Wi-Fi access back to people protesting on the island nation.

DeSantis, appearing in Miami on Thursday, reiterated his request that the White House allow Florida to restore internet access to Cuba, amid widespread demonstrations over a deepening economic crisis.

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4 officers shot, one dead, barricaded suspect in Levelland, SWAT on scene

by Staff | newsweb@everythinglubbock.com / Jul 16, 2021

LEVELLAND, Texas –Four officers were shot and wounded in Levelland as part of a barricaded subject situation Thursday afternoon in the 1100 block of 10th Street. The call started at 1:12 p.m. for someone who was “possibly armed.”

Levelland officers located the person and then the “situation escalated” according to a police spokesperson.

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‘We heard a faint tapping’: Goose finds injured mate at wildlife hospital, waits outside door

by Sarah Doiron, Nexstar Media Wire / Jul 16, 2021

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (WPRI) ─ An unexpected visitor at a Massachusetts wildlife hospital Wednesday gave the phrase “through sickness and health” a whole new meaning.

The story begins with a Canada goose named Arnold.

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Olivia Rodrigo Is No. 1 for a Fourth Week on Billboard 200 With ‘Sour’!

Olivia Rodrigo is once again on top!

The 18-year-old Sour singer held at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as of Sunday (July 18), the chart company confirmed.

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The album moved 83,000 equivalent album units over the past week, following its No. 1 on the charts back on June 5, and then returning to the top for one week on July 3, and again last week.

Sour is the first debut album by a woman to spend four weeks at No. 1 since Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream spent six weeks at No. 1 between 2009 and 2010.

A superstar recently got added to the credits of Olivia Rodrigo‘s hit song. Find out why.

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1. Olivia Rodrigo, Sour
2. Doja Cat, Planet Her
3. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album
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5. Polo G, Hall of Fame
6. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia
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10. Moneybagg Yo, A Gangsta’s Pain

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CEC Election Heats Up Amid Cricket’s AGM As Tension Lingers After CEO Sacking Tumult

Three vacant Associate member positions for the all-important Chief Executives’ Committee are up for grabs with the campaigning fierce amid board tension.

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CBS’s Schlesinger: If You Account for Inflation, Wages Are Down 1.7% from Last Year

CBS News business reporter Jill Schlesinger said Sunday on “Face The Nation” workers are making 1.7% less than they did a year ago.

Anchor John Dickerson said, “Wages are a part of this as well. We hear about labor shortages, and you see companies in the fast-food industry adding more not only to the paycheck but also benefits. How much are wages a part of this picture, and what do you think the durability of that is? Has that changed, or will they go back down again?”

Schlesinger said, “I think this is really an interesting question because, for so many years, it really felt like employers had the upper hand. Through the pandemic, because there was a lot of ability for people to stay home, people were really happy to collect the money and be safe, and that was smart, and now we have smaller companies specifically complaining they cannot find labor. Now a company like McDonald’s or a Starbucks or an Amazon, they can pay up. They have made gobs of money throughout the pandemic. No problem. I think the concern is around some of the smaller employers, the mom, and pop employers. They’re saying we cannot find people, and we can’t afford to pay these wages to compete with the big guys, and we’re feeling squeezed out. If you’re a worker, you’re feeling really good. But remember one thing, we have to look at prices. If prices are up by 5% and you only have a 3% increase, you’re losing. The Labor Department said if you look at the average wages right now, from a year ago, and you account for inflation, we actually are making 1.7% less than we did a year ago.”

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Rooney gets last spot on Rangers’ protected list for expansion draft

Fourth-line center and penalty killer Kevin Rooney got the final spot on the Rangers’ 11-man protected list for Wednesday’s NHL expansion draft, which the league revealed Sunday. Rooney, signed as a free agent from the Devils before last season, got the spot over last season’s surprise find, Colin Blackwell, and underachieving 23-year-old Julien Gauthier.

As expected, defenseman Tony DeAngelo, banished from the team in late January after instigating a fight with teammate Alexandar Georgiev, was among the players left unprotected by the Rangers, as were Long Islanders Keith Kinkaid and Anthony Bitetto.

There hadn’t been much suspense as far as who would be on the Rangers’ protected list. With teams able to protect seven forwards, three defenseman and a goaltender, and with the Rangers not needing to protect first- and second-year professionals, there weren’t many tough calls for President and GM Chris Drury to make. Norris Trophy winner Adam Fox was exempt from the draft, as were Kaapo Kakko, Alexis Lafreniere, and K’Andre Miller.

The first six forwards – Mika Zibanejad, Artemi Panarin, Chris Kreider, Pavel Buchnevich, Ryan Strome and Filip Chytil – were pretty easy to figure out, and defensemen Jacob Trouba, Ryan Lindgren and Libor Hajek were the obvious choices for the defense. With No. 1 goalie Igor Shesterkin exempt, as a second-year player, backup Georgiev, 25, made more sense to protect than Kinkaid, the No. 3 goalie who turned 32 on July 4.

The only slight wrinkle came when the Blueshirts on Saturday traded forward Brett Howden to the Vegas Golden Knights. Howden, 23, had been expected to be the last forward protected, but by trading him away for a fourth-round draft pick in 2022, plus minor league defenseman Nick DeSimone, allowed Drury to protect Rooney instead.

Rooney, 28, helped improve the Rangers’ penalty kill in 2021 and posted career highs in goals (8), assists (6) and points (14) in 54 games. He scored two shorthanded goals, and won 45 percent of his faceoffs, second best among regular centers on the team, behind Zibanejad’s 46.3 percent.

Blackwell, also 28, had bounced around the minor leagues before signing with the Rangers as a free agent prior to last season. He started the season on the taxi squad, but scored a goal in his first game, in Pittsburgh, and kept scoring. He ended up with career highs in games played (47), goals (12), assists (10) and points (22).

Bitetto, from Island Park, was the seventh defenseman for most of the season in 2021. He missed time with a lower body injury and played in 14 games, scoring one goal, with three assists. Kinkaid appeared in nine games (seven starts) in 2021 and went 3-2-1, with a 2.59 goals-against average and an .898 save percentage.

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South Florida Cuban Americans continue to offer support to Cuban protests

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — It has now been a week since people in Cuba started protesting on the island.

It’s a historic move that hasn’t been seen in decades in the communist country.

A rally for Cuba took place Sunday afternoon in front of City Hall in Downtown West Palm Beach.

Protesters held signs and sang the Cuban national anthem.

Local Cuban Americans are demanding freedom and freedom of speech for Cuba.

The historic protests in the island nation have sparked an outpouring of support here in Florida, the state is home to the nation’s largest community of Cuban exiles.

“Work doesn’t belong to you; it belongs to the government. Ideologically that is wrong,” said Congressman Brian Mast, (R-FL) 18th District. “Then get out and call on your government, officials like myself and others across the state to support it at the federal level. If we sit on the foreign affairs committee or other places to say, find that support for Cuba.”

“Now, today is the moment. So how many years are you and the United States behind Cuba, and all the worlds, not only the United States, all the world behind Cuba. Now is the moment,” said Nerelys Hernandez, a Cuban-American.

A candlelight vigil is scheduled for Sunday evening at Jose Marti Park in West Palm Beach.

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Rays’ Jeffrey Springs: Rounding back into form

Springs has fired three scoreless innings across his last two appearances after a pair of outings July 2 and 5 that saw him give up four earned runs, including two home runs, over 1.2 frames.

The left-hander had been largely reliable all season prior to his pair of consecutive stumbles, but Springs appears to have quickly put the brief funk behind him during his two most recent trips to the mound. He first authored a pair of perfect innings with five strikeouts against the dangerous Blue Jays lineup July 9, and he kicked off his second half of the campaign with another pristine frame versus Atlanta in Saturday’s defeat.

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Jared Leto Shows Off His Physique After a Workout in Manhattan

Jared Leto is looking fit!

The 49-year-old Dallas Buyers Club actor and musician was spotted heading out in a tank top after a two hour gym workout on Sunday (July 18) in Manhattan, New York City.

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Viola Davis is looking back at her time on the set of Suicide Squad.

Back in 2016, rumors began circulating that Jared Leto was so committed to his role as the Joker that he sent his co-star Margot Robbie a gift box with a live rat inside. Find out what Viola said.

Jared has been in NYC for the past several weeks filming his upcoming Apple TV+ series WeCrashed with co-star Anne Hathaway.

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Sen. Graham: GOP Senators Should Leave Town Like Texas Dems to Stop $3.5 Trillion Spending Plan

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) suggested that Republican senators should “leave town” to deny a voting quorum on a Democrat-led reconciliation bill that could be voted on as early as next week, arguing that the GOP should draw from Texas state Democrats’ playbook.

Several days ago, Democrat Texas lawmakers left the state to deny the Republican-led Legislature quorum to protest against a voting overhaul bill, prompting Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan to call for their arrests or detainment. Several dozen Texas lawmakers arrived in Washington on July 12 after leaving on a private charter flight, while some later met with top Democrats including Vice President Kamala Harris.

“If for some reason they pass reconciliation, budget resolution to bring that bill to the floor of the United States Senate, the $3.5 trillion bill, you’ve got have a quorum to pass a bill in the Senate, I would leave before I would let that happen,” Graham told Fox News on Sunday. “So to my Republican colleagues, we may learn something from our Democratic friends in Texas when it comes to avoiding a $3.5 trillion tax and spend package. Leave town.”

When the Democrat House members left Texas, it meant the chamber wouldn’t have enough legislators in attendance to conduct business—known as a quorum—and means they could not vote on election bills or other legislation. Abbott called a special session after Democrats pulled a similar stunt during the waning hours of the previous legislative session on May 30, denying Republicans the ability to vote on the measure.

Republicans have argued the bill would safeguard future elections and restore confidence in the state’s voting systems, while Democrats have said the bill would suppress minority voters.

“Yeah, I would leave,” Graham also emphatically told Fox News on Sunday about how he would personally handle the reconciliation vote, which doesn’t require any Republicans and can bypass the 60-vote filibuster. “I would use everything in my toolbox. It’s got nothing to do with infrastructure,” he added. “It’s a tax-and-spend dream of the socialist left.”

Graham said that the reconciliation bill, reportedly worth about $3 trillion, would significantly increase inflation.

“If they put legalizing illegal immigrants in that bill, you’re going to have a complete run on the border,” he argued. “It will be throwing jet fuel on a fire called illegal immigration. It would lead to an invasion of illegal immigrants if we put amnesty in the $3.5 trillion bill so I would do anything I could to stop that.”

The Epoch Times has contacted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) office for comment on Graham’s suggestion.

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