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The only unforgivable failure is the failure to learn from past failure.

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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 05:54:35 GMT
The explosive Brexit spat that no one is talking about could slam the UK economy
Boris Johnson has spent decades agitating against the European Union and the last five years battling to free the United Kingdom from the shackles of regulation from Brussels. Now he's in the awkward position of finding himself at the mercy of EU leaders for permission to rejoin an international treaty, or risk devastating Britain's multi-billion-dollar legal services industry.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:36:49 GMT
The critical lesson Simone Biles can teach us
Rewind to that moment when Simone Biles, without question the greatest gymnast of all time, landed a vault awkwardly in the team competition at the Olympics.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:40:02 GMT
Ex-trainer breaks down stress factors behind Biles' withdrawal
Simone Biles has withdrawn from the individual all-around competition to focus on her mental health, USA Gymnastics announced. It comes after her dramatic withdrawal from the team competition a day earlier. CNN's Kim Brunhuber speaks to Biles' former trainer Robert Andrews about the mounting pressure the gymnast faces.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:27:21 GMT
Tennis star asks who will take responsibility if he dies in Tokyo Olympics' heat and humidity
Amid spiking temperatures and humidity at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, tennis player Daniil Medvedev posed an unsettling question: Who would take responsibility if he were to die on court?
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:23:01 GMT
How residents are living in America's most vaccinated state
The sweaty Lindy Hoppers stood in a circle clapping to a hard-driving beat -- switching partners and laughing on the ballroom floor of The Champlain Club in Vermont's largest city.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:39:04 GMT
Trump and DeSantis clash with Biden as the mask wars roar back to life
A new political war over masks is already deepening the national divides that slowed vaccinations and thwarted what once seemed an imminent victory over the coronavirus pandemic.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:57:48 GMT
Pelosi calls McCarthy 'a moron' for his mask mandate criticism
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a "moron" after being asked by a reporter about his criticism of the Capitol physician's mask mandate in the House, another sign of the souring relationship between the two House party leaders.
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Tue, 27 Jul 2021 20:44:03 GMT
See how questions on masks nearly ends an interview
CNN's Victor Blackwell interviews a mother who is against requiring masks in schools to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:23:30 GMT
A Canadian swimmer's success is forcing China to reexamine the legacy of its one child policy
A gold-medal winning Canadian swimmer has made waves in China for her Chinese heritage, sparking heated discussions over the country's decades-long one-child policy and gender discrimination.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:29:45 GMT
Beijing calls for calm after historic tech stock rout
Chinese state media is urging investors to stay calm following a brutal stock market sell-off this week that has wiped out hundreds of billions of dollars in value.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 05:27:18 GMT
Satellite photos show massive Chinese missile silo field under construction, researchers say
China is building a second field of missile silos in its western deserts, according to a new study, which researchers say signals a potential expansion of its nuclear arsenal and calls into question Beijing's commitment to its "minimum deterrence" strategy.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:40:09 GMT
Ecuador revokes citizenship of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
An Ecuadorian court on Monday ruled in favor of revoking the citizenship of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to a judgment published by the Judicial Branch of Ecuador.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:38:18 GMT
Bob Odenkirk hospitalized after collapsing on 'Better Call Saul' set
Bob Odenkirk, star of hit TV shows "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul," was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on set on Tuesday, the TMZ entertainment website reported.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:31:32 GMT
These are the new UNESCO World Heritage Sites
A prehistoric solar observatory in the middle of a desert. A decades-old railway that bisects two soaring mountain ranges. Striking art etched into rocks that dates back 7,000 years.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:54:49 GMT
Refunds for disappointed visitors to $2.8 million mound of earth
It's the home of Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and that great big wheel spinning beside the Thames, but London's newest tourist attraction might just eclipse them all -- at least, in notoriety.
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Tue, 27 Jul 2021 20:44:15 GMT
Why do vaccinated people need to mask? See Gupta's answer
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses the CDC's updated guidance that recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas with "substantial" and "high" transmission of Covid-19.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:44:15 GMT
Pfizer data suggest third dose of Covid-19 vaccine 'strongly' boosts protection against Delta variant
A third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine can "strongly" boost protection against the Delta variant -- beyond the protection afforded by the standard two doses, suggests new data released by Pfizer on Wednesday.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:17:11 GMT
Sydney lockdown extended by four weeks as Australia Covid-19 cases spike
The Australian city of Sydney extended a lockdown by four weeks on Wednesday after an already protracted stay-at-home order failed to douse a Covid-19 outbreak, with the authorities warning of tougher policing to stamp out non-compliance.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:27:44 GMT
Thailand sends Covid patients home on trains as virus cases and deaths mount in the capital
Thai citizens seeking Covid-19 treatment in Bangkok are being returned to their hometowns by train, in an effort to alleviate the burden on the capital's medical system.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:39:34 GMT
See why this restaurant owner has been targeted by Marjorie Taylor Greene
An Atlanta restaurant owner defends his decision to enforce a mask-wearing only policy after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attacked the establishment on her personal Twitter account. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:02:18 GMT
Apple, Google and Microsoft made $57 billion last quarter
A rapid shift to digitization due to Covid-19 has handsomely benefited the world's biggest tech companies. Yet even as the pandemic eased, they still minted record sums of money.
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Tue, 27 Jul 2021 21:31:18 GMT
IMF managing director: Vaccine inequality is 'not good for anyone'
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Richard Quest, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva discusses how vaccine inequality is widening the gap between the poorest and richest nations.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 06:41:38 GMT
Bhutan vaccinates 90% of its population, becoming a beacon of hope for a struggling region
Bhutan has fully vaccinated 90% of its eligible adult population in a week with Covid-19 shots, a feat that has been described as a "success story" and a "beacon of hope" for other countries in the region, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 02:34:45 GMT
Fauci: You get vaccinated because you want to save your life
Dr. Anthony Fauci and CNN's Chris Cuomo discuss the importance of wearing masks and getting vaccinated as the Delta variant of Covid-19 continues to surge around the US.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:14:36 GMT
Porsche dynasty taking on Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk in space
Porsche SE, the family holding company that controls Volkswagen Group, is the latest big investor to bet on space's crucial role in developing future technologies.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:29:45 GMT
US lawmakers turn up heat on American sponsors over Beijing Olympics
US lawmakers are piling pressure on major American corporate sponsors of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing as tensions between the United States and China over human rights and other issues remain high.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:26:48 GMT
There may be more Olympians who identify as LGBTQ than ever before. But there are limits to inclusion
The 2020 Summer Olympic Games are already historic, and not just because they're taking place a year later than scheduled. This year's Olympics feature, by one count, more participants who identify as LGBTQ than at any other Games.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 01:25:35 GMT
Senator recounts being attacked in broad daylight
Former US Sen. Barbara Boxer of California describes the moment she was assaulted and robbed in Oakland, California.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 10:39:57 GMT
Illinois governor repeals HIV criminalization law
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday signed into law a legislation package that aims to advance the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals by, among other provisions, expanding infertility health care coverage for same-sex couples and repealing an HIV criminalization law.
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Tue, 27 Jul 2021 12:07:47 GMT
The Arab Spring began here. Now this country is in turmoil. See what's happening
After Tunisian President Kais Saied suspended Parliament, the Prime Minister he sacked now says he accepted his dismissal for the good of the country, which is struggling from a Covid-19 outbreak and worsening economic turmoil. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:26:57 GMT
Olympic athletes are sharing their funny, fascinating, complicated selves on social media
In between the superhuman feats of strength and grace, this year's Olympic athletes are treating us to something equally as delightful (though far less exhausting): their own personalities.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 04:49:32 GMT
New York City restaurant unveils $200 french fries
Jerome Powell, this story's for you.
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Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:18:28 GMT
Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart have ideas for new Olympic sports
Rapper Snoop Dogg and actor Kevin Hart have joined forces on Peacock TV to offer their hilarious take on the Tokyo Olympics.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:09:35 GMT
New find shows animal life may have existed millions of years before previously thought
Simple animal life may have existed in Earth's oceans 890 million years ago, according to new research.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:09:01 GMT
US citizens can travel to England without quarantine, but the favor isn't returned
Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and Europe will be able to enter England without needing to quarantine, in a major lift for holidaymakers, airlines and the UK's beleaguered tourism industry.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:53:14 GMT
This is what Thomas Cromwell's 16th-century London mansion might have looked like
The luxurious 16th-century London mansion that belonged to King Henry VIII of England's notorious chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, has been recreated for the first time.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:21:38 GMT
Britney Spears is 'feeling overwhelmed' so she took to painting
With so much going on regarding her conservatorship Britney Spears is looking to decompress.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:42:21 GMT
Giant robots create sport-inspired art during the Olympics
Interpreting the motion of athletes, these 1.3 tonne robots create daily unique artworks in a gravel garden inspired by ancient Japanese traditions. The installation has come from the UK as part of a city-wide art festival in Tokyo.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:11:30 GMT
How I fought back against 'quitter' label: Long-distance running legend on Simone Biles
It was meant to be the biggest day of Paula Radcliffe's career. The whole planet was expecting the world record holder to win the 2004 Athens Olympic marathon -- a dream she had since she was 11 years old.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:46:39 GMT
Fiji retain rugby sevens gold medal with victory over New Zealand at Tokyo Olympics
Wednesday was in its twilight hours in Fiji, but Fijians were just beginning to party, with videos popping up on social media of groups of locals taking to the streets to dance and sing.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 02:13:47 GMT
Ex-President Obama joins NBA Africa as strategic partner and minority owner
Former US President Barack Obama has joined NBA Africa as a strategic partner, the National Basketball Association announced on Tuesday.
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Tue, 27 Jul 2021 18:41:11 GMT
Meteor lights up night sky across Texas and four other states
This "fireball" awed unsuspecting bystanders across five states as it plummeted through the atmosphere at 30,000 mph.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:38:19 GMT
In this surreal novel about motherhood, a mom slowly turns into a bloodthirsty dog
When Rachel Yoder set out to write a book about the overwhelming rage, loneliness and love she felt in the early days of motherhood, she wanted to make sense of the identity loss that accompanied her two-year hiatus from work. But she also wanted to have a little fun.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:15:27 GMT
Kanye West: Mercedes-Benz Stadium is embracing his residency
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is Team Yeezy.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:55:09 GMT
Boeing returns to profitability
Boeing returned to profitability in the second quarter, posting net income for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:21:27 GMT
The Delta Aquariids meteor shower peaks near July's end. Here's how to watch
Between midnight and dawn on Wednesday and Thursday (July 28 -- 29), the Delta Aquariids meteor shower will light up the night sky.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 00:32:24 GMT
See dog's heartbreaking reaction after owner abandons him
A husky is abandoned on road and tries to chase vehicle that left him. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on an arrest and the pup's new home.
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Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:37:40 GMT
From the 'C-Stunner' to the 'Black Mamba,' Kenya's Cyrus Kabiru rides wave of success with new creations made from scrap
Cyrus Kabiru is on a continuous journey with his art. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, the award-winning artist and sculptor best known for his "C-stunners" -- eyewear created with junk -- has turned his focus to discarded radios and a "Black Mamba" series of old bicycles, which were common in Kenya during his childhood.
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Sat, 24 Jul 2021 08:54:41 GMT
Analysis: Why would anyone trust Brexit Britain again?
Just seven months after singing its praises, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is attempting to rewrite the Brexit deal he signed with the European Union.
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Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:20:28 GMT
Covid 'pingdemic' and Brexit mean food and gas shortages in parts of UK
A dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases is forcing hundreds of thousands of workers to stay home in Britain, causing shortages of food and gasoline and heaping stress on supply chains that were already strained by Brexit.
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