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IOC and Saudi Arabia agree on 12-year deal for video gaming Esports Olympics

Saudi Arabia and the IOC are teaming up for their first commercial deal together with the oil-rich kingdom set to host the Esports Olympics that launch next year.
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Data of nearly all AT&T customers downloaded to third-party platform in a 2022 security breach

The data of nearly all AT&T customers was downloaded to a third-party platform in a 2022 security breach, the company said Friday.
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Key takeaways from Biden’s news conference: Insistence on staying in the race and flubbed names

Joe Biden faced a test Thursday that he had avoided so far this year — a solo news conference with questions from the White House press corps.
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Woman swept to sea while swimming rescued 37 hours later and 50 miles away

A Chinese woman who was swept out to sea while swimming at a Japanese beach was rescued 37 hours later after drifting in an inflatable swim ring more than 80 kilometers (50 miles) in the Pacific Ocean, officials said Thursday.
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Baltimore bridge collapse survivor recounts fighting for his life

The only person who survived falling from Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge during its catastrophic collapse says he watched in horror as his coworkers, friends and relatives plunged to their deaths.
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Houston keeps buckling under storms like Beryl. The fixes aren’t coming fast enough

Sharon Carr is frustrated. Like many others who lost power after Hurricane Beryl slammed into the Texas coast earlier this week, she went to a cooling center in Houston to get relief from summer heat while the city's utility company warned that restoring everyone's electricity could take longer than they might hope.
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Biden announces $225 million weapons package for Ukraine, including Patriot system

President Joe Biden announced a new $225 million aid package for Ukraine on Thursday, including a Patriot missile system to bolster its air defenses against a deadly onslaught of Russian airstrikes.
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They fled from their home countries. Now, they’ll compete in Paris for the Refugee Olympic Team

After fleeing war and persecution, 36 athletes from 11 countries will compete in the Paris Games as part of the Refugee Olympic Team.
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Here’s how to watch Biden’s news conference as he tries to quiet doubts after his poor debate

President Joe Biden will hold a news conference Thursday, the key event in a monumental week during which the Democratic incumbent is fending off calls for him to step aside as the party’s presumptive nominee following a shaky debate performance. It’s just the type of event that many political watchers have said Biden needs to pull off successfully to turn back […]
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US inflation cools again, potentially paving way for Fed to cut interest rates soon

Inflation in the United States cooled in June for a third straight month, a sign that the worst price spike in four decades is steadily fading and may soon usher in interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve.
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Wildfire risk rises as Western states dry out amid ongoing heat wave baking most of the US

Authorities in Western states are warning of the rising risk of wildfires as hot conditions and low humidity dry out the landscape amid a protracted heat wave baking much of the U.S.
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Las Vegas hits record of fifth consecutive day of 115 degrees or greater as heat wave scorches US

Las Vegas baked Wednesday in its record fifth consecutive day of temperatures sizzling at 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46.1 Celsius) or greater amid a lengthening hot spell that is expected to broil much of the U.S. into the weekend.
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Judge says Rudy Giuliani bankruptcy case likely to be dismissed. But his debts aren’t going away

A judge says he is leaning toward throwing out Rudy Giuliani’s bankruptcy case after lawyers for the cash-strapped former New York City mayor and his biggest creditors agreed this was the best way forward.
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Inert grenades at a Hawaii airport cause evacuation after being found in a man from Japan’s bag

Operations at Hawaii's Hilo International Airport were halted when security screeners spotted two items that looked like grenades in a bag belonging to a man from Japan.
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Las Vegas eyes record of 5th consecutive day over 115 degrees as heat wave continues to scorch US

Las Vegas is on track Wednesday to set a record for the fifth consecutive day over 115 degrees amid a lingering hot spell that will continue scorching much of the U.S. into the weekend.
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Frustrations mount in the Houston heat after Beryl moves on and leaves millions without power

Many of the millions left without power after Hurricane Beryl crashed into Texas sweltered and grumbled Tuesday as the storm gutted access to air conditioning, food and water, and smothering heat and humidity draped over the nation's fourth-largest city.
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Target will stop accepting personal checks next week. Are the days of the payment method numbered?

Target says it will no longer accept personal checks from shoppers as of July 15.
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Tourists still flock to Death Valley amid searing US heat wave blamed for several deaths

Hundreds of Europeans touring the American West and adventurers from around the U.S. are still being drawn to Death Valley.
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Beryl weakens to tropical depression after slamming into Texas as Category 1 hurricane

After Tropical Storm Beryl slammed into Texas, knocking out power to nearly 3 million homes and businesses and killing several people it moved east and weakened to a tropical depression.
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Is college worth it? Poll finds only 36% of Americans have confidence in higher education

A new poll finds Americans are increasingly skeptical about the value and cost of college. More than two-thirds of adults surveyed in the poll released Monday by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation say they feel the U.S. higher education system is headed in the "wrong direction."
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Beryl unleashes high winds and heavy rains, stranding Texas residents and leaving 2M without power

Hurricane Beryl has been downgraded to a tropical storm after sweeping into Texas as a Category 1 storm with heavy rains and powerful winds.
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June sizzles to 13th straight monthly heat record. String may end soon, but dangerous heat won’t

Earth's more than year-long streak of record-shattering hot months kept on simmering through June, according to the European climate service Copernicus.
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Alec Baldwin arrives at courthouse for pretrial hearing over fatal shooting of cinematographer

A New Mexico judge is considering an array of restrictions on evidence, testimony and arguments ahead of a trial for Alec Baldwin.
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Biden tells Hill Democrats he ‘declines’ to step aside and says it’s time for party drama ‘to end’

President Biden insists in letter to Hill Democrats that he 'declines' to step aside and says it's time for party drama "to end."
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