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 2021-07-22 19:32 

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Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke...

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998. Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto said a day ahead of the openi...

 2021-07-22 19:29 

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Pelosi bars Trump allies from Jan. 6 probe; GOP vows boycott...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two Republicans tapped by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, a decision the Republican denounced as "an egregious abuse of po...

 2021-07-22 19:11 

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Garland: To help combat gun violence, confirm ATF leader...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday he hoped the Senate would confirm the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, to help front the federal effort against gun violence. The nomination of David C...

 2021-07-22 18:10 

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Eating at the Tokyo Olympics: Athletes give look at strict protocol, food inside Olympic Village dining halls...

The International Olympic Committee's official "playbook" for keeping athletes and officials safe at the Tokyo Summer Games includes a laundry list of do's and don'ts (heavy on the don'ts) for eating at the village's main dinin...

 2021-07-22 17:41 

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Biden says getting COVID-19 vaccine 'gigantically important'...

CINCINNATI (AP) — President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. and pleaded that it's "gigantically important" for Americans to step up and get inoculated against the virus as it...

 2021-07-22 17:19 

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The Sideline Report Ep. 12...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — We sat down with standout CMU Cornerback Devante Loggins to discuss his journey up to this point, what separates him from other defensive backs, and what the Mavs need to do to get to the next level as a team this upcoming se...

 2021-07-22 17:12 

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Gomber back from injured list, pitches Rockies past Mariners...

DENVER (AP) — Austin Gomber pitched effectively for six innings after spending a month on the injured list, Dom Nunez hit a bases-loaded double in a five-run first and the Colorado Rockies beat the Seattle Mariners 6-3 Wednesday. Gomber (7-5) allowe...

 2021-07-22 17:10 

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Woman dead, 3 missing after flooding in Colorado burn area...

RUSTIC, Colo. (AP) — A woman was found dead and three other people were missing after rain triggered flooding and mudslides in an area of northern Colorado burned by a large wildfire last year, authorities said Wednesday. The woman's body was fo...

 2021-07-22 17:06 

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Colorado joins $26B settlement to address opioid crisis...

DENVER (AP) — A proposed $26 billion settlement with the nation's three largest drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson would bring at least $300 million to Colorado to address the opioid addiction and overdose crisis. St...

 2021-07-22 16:54 

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Interior Secretary talks drought, wildfire on Western visit...

DENVER (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is visiting Denver Thursday to address the federal drought response as Western U.S. states battle historic wildfires and record heat waves. Haaland and Tanya Trujillo, the department's assistant secre...

 2021-07-22 16:48 

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Taco Bell giving away free Doritos Locos Tacos on Thursday: Here's how to get one...

The fast-food chain had previously announced that it would be giving fans the chance to redeem free Flamin' Hot Doritos Locos Tacos after the NBA Finals, but only if either the Milwaukee Bucks or the Phoenix Suns could rally from a halftime deficit to...

 2021-07-22 16:46 

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Massive internet outage takes down major websites...

A widespread internet outage is impacting hundreds of websites including Amazon, UPS, Southwest Airlines, and more. The cause for the outage remains unknown, however, Akamai global content delivery network has confirmed a widespread issue to its Edge DNS ...

 2021-07-22 15:11 

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Newsfeed Now: Woman accused of killing husband during family vacation; Startup brings convenience store to your door...

Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. CST/11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you'll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends....

 2021-07-22 13:31 

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Slowdown in Olympic drug testing during COVID raises questions...

For the better part of three months during the pandemic, testing for performance-enhancing drugs came to a virtual standstill worldwide....

 2021-07-22 13:20 

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Tokyo new virus cases near 2,000 a day before Olympics open...

Tokyo hit another six-month high in new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, one day before the Olympics begin, as worries grow of a worsening of infections during the Games....

 2021-07-22 13:12 

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Osaka makes her return against Zheng at Tokyo Olympics...

Naomi Osaka will face 52nd-ranked Zheng Saisai of China and Novak Djokovic will play 139th-ranked Hugo Dellien of Bolivia in the opening round of the Olympic tennis tournament....

 2021-07-22 13:12 

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Photos: Simone Biles, USA gymnasts train in Tokyo...

The six-women USA Gymnastics delegation of Simone Biles, Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallum, Jade Carey and MyKayla Skinner worked out on each event during podium training on Thursday....

 2021-07-22 12:56 

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What's the history of the Olympics protest rule?...

The simple act of taking a knee felt like something more monumental when it happened on Olympic soccer pitches in Japan on the opening night of action....

 2021-07-22 11:11 

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Jill Biden lands in Japan for Olympic opening ceremony...

US First Lady Jill Biden arrived in Tokyo on Thursday, leading an official delegation to the Olympic Games....

 2021-07-22 11:00 

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July 22nd Forecast...

Scattered thunderstorms cleared up overnight. We will see morning lows continue to slightly cool down with partly cloudy skies for tomorrow morning. Isolated thunderstorms will pop back up in the afternoon. These storms will continue to favor the Divide a...

 2021-07-22 10:54 

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Olympian gets OK to wear rainbow items at Games...

The German Olympic Committee says it is "a symbol for sexual diversity."...

 2021-07-22 10:09 

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Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke...

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998....

 2021-07-22 07:00 

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July 22nd Early Morning Forecast...

Scattered thunderstorms will clear up overnight. We will see morning lows continue to slightly cool down with partly cloudy skies for tomorrow morning. Isolated thunderstorms will pop back up tomorrow afternoon. These storms will continue to favor the Div...

 2021-07-22 02:06 

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Breakdancing in the Olympics? It's happening in 3 years...

As the world...

 2021-07-22 01:43 

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Kids learn proper pet care through furry friends summer camp...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo- In four days, children ages 6-12 learn all about dogs and cats at Furry Friends Kids Camp, from how to greet them to how to care for them. Roice-Hurst Humane Society connects young kids with animals in the shelter through quality tim...

 2021-07-22 01:30 

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Colorado State Patrol ups seatbelt awareness with 'State2State' campaign...

FRUITA, Colo- Using the seatbelt is more than just avoiding a ticket, it is a factor of personal safety on the open road. Since Memorial Day weekend, there have been more than 11 hundred seatbelt violations in Colorado. Colorado State Patrol says 40 of th...

 2021-07-22 01:00 

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Community Halls Project, Coming Soon...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo Mesa County currently has two community halls, one in Gateway, and the other in Mesa. Mesa County Commissioners have noticed the community halls have become a center for those areas and want them offered across the county. scott mclnn...

 2021-07-22 00:53 

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Earn a gift card if you get vaccinated...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo — Governor Jared Polis feels it's so important that for those who have received at least one dose, you now have an opportunity to get some cash. Governor Polis says, "starting tomorrow, the state of Colorado is offering ...

 2021-07-21 22:39 

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Wednesday July 20, 2021 Forecast First...

If you call it a debris flow or a mudslide, doesn't matter because I-70 is still closed due to the heavy rains of late. Multiple debris flows over the Interstate in the Glenwood Springs Canyon have resulted in a lengthy closure of I-70. The northern d...

 2021-07-21 22:32 

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As Tokyo Olympics get underway, Brisbane announced as host of 2032 summer games...

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially announced that with a 72-5 vote, Brisbane, Australia will host the 2032 summer games....

 2021-07-21 22:30 

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What it's like preparing for the Olympics with extensive pandemic precautions...

TOKYO, Japan (KSEE) — As the Summer Olympics are set to begin, many say Tokyo 2020 will forever be associated with COVID-19. Before athletes, broadcasters and sponsors could even arrive in Japan, they needed to provide two negative COVID-19 tests to...

 2021-07-21 22:29 

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'I'm sorry, but it's too late': Doctor says dying COVID patients ask for vaccine before intubation...

An Alabama doctor revealed in a social media post over the weekend that one of the last things she has to do before having to intubate her patients who are gravely ill with COVID-19 is often to explain why they can no longer take a vaccine....

 2021-07-21 22:24 

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Republican senators slam $3.5T spending plan from Democrats...

Republicans in the U.S. Senate say their Democratic counterparts, who are working to pass a $3.5 trillion spending deal, are on a "spending spree."...

 2021-07-21 22:21 

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Streets near Olympic venues remain quiet as COVID continues to disrupt Tokyo...

Without any foreign or local spectators allowed in Tokyo, it...

 2021-07-21 21:50 

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Tokyo Olympics may be last shot at gold for former UT softball player...

Team USA Softball was on the field Wednesday for its first game at the Olympics since 2008 — the last time softball was an Olympic sport....

 2021-07-21 21:29 

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Sen. King: 'Next Pearl Harbor will be cyber' attack...

Lawmakers are concerned cyber threats put the nation...

 2021-07-21 21:12 

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Democrats call for path to citizenship for immigrant farm workers...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Democrats say Congress should create a path to citizenship for immigrant farm workers who stayed on the job during the pandemic. "More than 7,000 farm workers died of COVID-19," Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill, said. "Desp...

 2021-07-21 19:42 

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Police detective saves choking girl at restaurant while eating lunch at next table, video shows...

Detective Richard Jupinka was eating lunch at the Caf Napoli restaurant in Manchester, New Jersey, last week when a child seated at a nearby table began to choke....

 2021-07-21 19:37 

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Multiple people struck by lightning in Grand Canyon National Park...

Multiple people were struck by lighting at Grand Canyon National Park on Tuesday during a monsoonal thunderstorm....

 2021-07-21 19:34 

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Famed endurance runner found dead in Yosemite National Park, officials say...

A world-famous ultramarathon runner and climber who went missing while hiking in Yosemite was found dead on Tuesday, according to National Park Service officials....

 2021-07-21 18:41 

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Tokyo Games boast equal gender participation for first time...

The Tokyo Games have 18 new events this year as part of a push toward gender equity. There are an equal number of women and men for every sport, excluding baseball and softball because of differing roster sizes....

 2021-07-21 15:55 

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Let the fashion policing begin on opening day of Tokyo Games...

Let the fashion policing begin. The Olympics in Tokyo open July 23, when the world's athletes will march behind their flag-bearers. And when they do, the peanut gallery on what they're wearing will be open, too....

 2021-07-21 15:52 

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Fresno native Lynn Williams will be able to call herself an Olympian for the first time...

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) KSEE24 is your home for the Olympics, and we'll be following seven Valley athletes on their quest for gold. Lynn Williams' journey to Tokyo began on the pitch at Bullard High, and is continuing these days as a regular contrib...

 2021-07-21 15:51 

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Tulare native Richard Torrez Jr. gears up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics...

TULARE, Calif. (KSEE) — There are seven more days until the opening ceremonies of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Tulare native Richard Torrez Jr. is the number one super heavyweight boxer for Team USA. He also represents the third generation of th...

 2021-07-21 15:50 

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Valley community rallying around Nickles' Olympic pursuit of softball gold...

MERCED, Calif. In the North Valley these days, Madilyn "Bubba" Nickles is kind of a big deal. "It's just so wonderful, whenever I go to the grocery store, 'people are like, oh my gosh, you're Bubba Nickles,...

 2021-07-21 15:50 

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Family and friends rally behind Merced High graduate competing in the Olympics...

ATWATER, California. (KSEE) Family and friends of a USA softball Olympian and Merced High School graduate held a watch party in Atwater as Team USA took on Team Italy on Tuesday. The first thing that you see when you walk into the Nickles' home is mem...

 2021-07-21 15:13 

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'A lot of people need to be recognized': Photographer's book highlights 20 Olympians...

What started off as a simple shoot turned into a passion project for Alex Palombo....

 2021-07-21 15:06 

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Newsfeed Now: CDC says delta variant accounts for 83% of new COVID-19 cases; Teen looking to punch out neighborhood gun violence...

Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. CST/11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you'll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends....

 2021-07-21 15:04 

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Travel restrictions at U.S.-Mexico border extended through Aug. 21...

Travel restrictions at U.S.-Mexico border extended through Aug. 21...

 2021-07-21 14:54 

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Watch: Deadly flash flood causes destruction to property in Poudre Canyon...

At least one person is dead and multiple others are missing following flash flooding in the Poudre Canyon....

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