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Simone Biles competes on the balance beam during qualification at the Olympic Games on Sunday in Tokyo. Tom Weller/DeFodi Images via Getty Images hide caption

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Simone Biles Reminds Us That Even Superstars Feel The Pressure

After her surprise withdrawal from the gymnastics team final at the Tokyo Olympics, the star American gymnast amplified recent statements that the immense stress she faces has been affecting her.

U.S. Capitol Police Pfc. Harry Dunn testifies Tuesday during a House select committee hearing about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Oliver Contreras/The New York Times via AP hide caption

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A Capitol Police Officer Testifies About The Racism He Faced During The Jan. 6 Riot

Capitol Police Pfc. Harry Dunn noted in testimony before Congress about the U.S. Capitol insurrection that he was called the N-word after he said he voted for President Biden.

Aurora, Colo., police officer John Haubert was arrested after he allegedly beat a man with his pistol, choked him and threatened to kill him while attempting an arrest. Aurora Police Department via AP hide caption

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Two Colorado Police Officers Are Being Investigated Over A Violent Arrest

An Aurora officer was arrested on felony charges after a video showed him using his pistol to beat a man he was trying to arrest. A second was arrested for allegedly failing to stop her colleague.

A handcrafted silver box by the British-Moroccan artist Yahya holds the only known copy of the Wu-Tang Clan double album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. Rashaad Patterson/Paddle8 hide caption

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The Wu-Tang Clan Album That Martin Shkreli Once Owned Has Been Sold

There was only one copy of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, and the government forced Shkreli to turn it over after his fraud conviction. Details are confidential, so don't expect to hear it anytime soon.

In Sydney, Australia, a clever cockatoo opens the lid of a trash bin using its bill and left foot. A second bird is observing it closely. Barbara Klump/Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior hide caption

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Oh Flock! Clever Cockatoos Are More Culturally Complex Than We Thought

Cockatoos in Sydney have become expert trash bin burglars. Scientists say birds in different neighborhoods have taught each other different techniques to open the bins, a sign of cultural complexity.

Oh Flock! Clever Cockatoos Are More Culturally Complex Than We Thought

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Robert Aaron Long enters Superior Court of Cherokee County in Canton, Ga., on Tuesday. Long, accused of killing eight people at Atlanta-area massage businesses, pleaded guilty to four of the murders and was handed four sentences of life without parole. Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool hide caption

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The Man Accused In The Atlanta-Area Spa Shootings Pleads Guilty

Robert Aaron Long was handed four sentences of life without parole for the first four of the shooting deaths. He still faces the death penalty if convicted in four more shooting deaths in Atlanta.

Tanzania is now endorsing COVID-19 vaccines. But for many months, its leaders said that vapors could prevent the disease. Above: A man inhales at a booth installed by an herbalist in Dar es Salaam. Ericky Boniphace/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tanzania's Dilemma: It's Not So Easy To Go From Vaccine Denier To Vaccine Embracer

The African country, previously credited for high childhood vaccination rates, was 1 of 4 countries to reject COVID vaccines. Now they've done a 180. It's unclear if its citizens will go along.

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One Woman Takes A 'Wayward' Approach To Menopause In This Smart New Novel

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Messy and floundering in late midlife, Dana Spiotta's heroine is roiling — along with the rest of the country — amid the 2016 election and the rise of the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements.

One Woman Takes A 'Wayward' Approach To Menopause In This Smart New Novel

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Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines lifts weights during a training session on May 21 in the Malaysian city of Malacca. She had been stuck in Malaysia because of the pandemic. Mohd Rasfan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Lockdown Forced The Philippines' Hidilyn Diaz To Get Creative In Her Training

The weightlifter became an Olympic record holder and the first gold medalist in Philippines history. But her training journey to get to Tokyo was anything but average.

Gold medalist Lydia Jacoby of the United States celebrates on the podium after the final of the women's 100-meter breaststroke. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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Lydia Jacoby Wins Gold In 100m Breaststroke And Makes History For Alaska

The teenager and first-time Olympian took home the gold in a surprise win, beating out teammate and returning champion Lilly King. The gold was the first one in swimming for her home state of Alaska.

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