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A U.S. Athlete Defies Olympic Podium Protest Ban Under Threat Of Sanctions

Aug. 1
Leila Fadel / NPR

Olympic organizers are under intense pressure to end a ban on protests on the podium at the Tokyo Games. U.S. shot putter Raven Saunders became the first to defy the ban after winning a silver medal.

An Olympic Runner Fell During The Last Lap Of The 1,500. She Still Won The Race

Aug. 1
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Suddenly well behind the leaders, Dutch distance runner Sifan Hassan stood up and turned on the gas. Eleven of the world's fastest runners stood between her and victory.

House Speaker Pelosi And Democratic Leaders Call On Biden To Extend Eviction Ban

Aug. 1
The Associated Press / NPR

House Democratic leaders called the extension a "moral imperative" to prevent Americans from being put out of their homes during a COVID-19 surge. Some 3.6 billion Americans are at risk of eviction.

It's In — And Big: Senators Unveil $1T Infrastructure Proposal

Aug. 1
The Associated Press / NPR

The over 2,700-page bipartisan bill, finalized Sunday night, includes money for roads, transit systems and high-speed internet access. It's the first phase of President Biden's infrastructure plan.

Zoom Agrees To Settle A Privacy Lawsuit For $85 Million

Aug. 1
Catherine Whelan / NPR

The telecommunications company will not admit wrongdoing. If approved by a judge, subscribers would receive 15% refunds on their core subscriptions, or $25, whichever amount is larger.

New Zealand Apologizes For 1970s Immigration Raids That Targeted Pacific Islanders

Aug. 1
Dalia Faheid / NPR

Almost 50 years later, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has formally apologized for the early morning operation that came to be known as the Dawn Raids.

Belarusian Olympian Says She Was Forcibly Taken To Airport After Criticizing Coaches

Aug. 1
Jonathan Franklin / NPR

Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya told reporters that she was pleading for help from Japanese police at the airport and will not return home to Belarus.

Florida Reports A Record With More Than 21,000 COVID-19 Cases On Saturday

Aug. 1
Jonathan Franklin / NPR

Florida is quickly becoming the country's epicenter for COVID-19 as the state saw a 50% increase over the last week in new cases.

Marcell Jacobs Wins The Men's 100 Meter, Inheriting The Crown From Usain Bolt

Aug. 1
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Jacobs beat his personal best time and put his star solidly on the map in the blazing fast race. The U.S.'s Fred Kerley, who is 26 and from San Antonio, took silver.

U.S. Golfer Xander Schauffele Wins Gold At Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 1
Tom Goldman / NPR

Schauffele won the men's golf competition by one stroke over Slovakia's Rory Sabbatini. Schauffele said he would deliver the gold medal to his father who once dreamed of being an Olympic decathlete.