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American Makes Canoe Sprint History At The Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 5
Tom Goldman / NPR

19-year-old Nevin Harrison became the first woman from the U.S. to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport of canoe sprint. She also becomes just the third female teenager to win in the event.

Serious Cases Remain Rare, But Coronavirus In Children Is On The Rise

Aug. 5
Dustin Jones / NPR

The number of children reportedly infected with COVID-19 more than tripled over a two-week period in July. However, child hospitalizations and deaths related to the virus remain incredibly low.

Mattel's Barbie Turns Women Of Science Including A COVID Vaccine Developer Into Dolls

Aug. 5
Xcaret Nuñez / NPR

British professor Sarah Gilbert co-developed the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. She and five other women in health care have Barbies in their image.

The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Beats Australia To Win Bronze Medal At Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 5
Russell Lewis / NPR

It was not the color medal the U.S. had hoped for, but it was a better result than at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics when the USWNT was bounced out of the tournament in the quarterfinals.

A Different Tokyo Olympic Sport: Bus Spotting

Aug. 5
Mandalit del Barco / NPR

On several street corners around the Tokyo Olympic media press center and at several venues, you find people shooting pictures. Not of the athletes or journalists, but of the buses they ride in.

As Biden Aims To Pass 2 Big Bills, Things Are About To Get Really Complicated

Aug. 5
Ron Elving / NPR

Seemingly arcane exercises in the days and weeks ahead will in fact represent – and may even resolve — real conflicts over national issues of enormous importance.

Inflation Is A Big Political Test For President Biden's Economic Agenda

Aug. 5
Asma Khalid / NPR

As the economy continues to recover, prices have been rising. Polls show many Americans are worried about inflation, and that could have ramifications for the Biden administration.

Biden Shifts Away From Trump Rules With New Emissions Standards For Cars

Aug. 5
Roberta Rampton / NPR

The proposed rules are a central part of the president's climate agenda. He has said he hopes the U.S. can be carbon-neutral by 2050.

U.S. BMX Racer Connor Fields To Be Released From A Tokyo Hospital After Olympic Crash

Aug. 5
Leila Fadel / NPR

Fields crashed last Friday during a semifinal heat at the Tokyo Olympics. He was rushed to a hospital's intensive care unit after he'd suffered a brain hemorrhage and broken rib.

USA's Ryan Crouser Sets Olympic Shot Put Record And Wins Gold Again

Aug. 5
Tom Goldman / NPR

Crouser broke the Olympic record on three of his six throws along with winning the gold in the shot put. He also won gold during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. USA's Joe Kovacs took silver.

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