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Why women gymnasts compete to music in their floor routines but men don’t

Why women gymnasts compete to music in their floor routines but men don’t

When Olympic gymnasts compete Sunday and Monday in the individual floor exercises in Tokyo, viewers will notice a key difference between the events. The women will leap and flip and tumble to recorded music. The men’s routines will be accompanied by silence. The reason for the disparity dates back almost a century, when female gymnasts…MORE

Queens man accused of robbing an 11-year-old girl on her way to a grocery store

Queens man accused of robbing an 11-year-old girl on her way to a grocery store

A Queens man was arrested and charged on suspicion of dragging an 11-year-old girl into an alleyway, robbing her and cutting her neck with a sharp metal object, a district attorney in the New York City borough said Friday. Jonathan Perez, 34, allegedly approached the girl early Sunday as she was on her way to…MORE

A two-headed sea turtle hatchling was found on a South Carolina beach

A two-headed sea turtle hatchling was found on a South Carolina beach

Park volunteers patrolling a beach in South Carolina on Wednesday stumbled upon an unexpected surprise: a two-headed baby sea turtle. A group of patrollers and volunteers at Edisto Beach State Park were making a routine inventory to check on sea turtle nests when they stumbled across the special hatchling, South Carolina State Parks said on…MORE

Welcome to the ‘Gay Games,’ an alternative to the Olympics, where activism is encouraged and everyone’s an athlete

Welcome to the ‘Gay Games,’ an alternative to the Olympics, where activism is encouraged and everyone’s an athlete

Tom Waddell knew what to expect from an Olympics opening ceremony. He’d experienced one before as a decathlete at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. He remembered the parade of athletes from around the world, proudly marching alongside their flags before an audience of thousands, cheering on their every move. His gay and lesbian friends in…MORE

Philadelphia man convicted of murder is freed by evidence that was on file for more than 30 years
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Philadelphia man convicted of murder is freed by evidence that was on file for more than 30 years

A Philadelphia man wrongfully convicted of murder is finally free after spending more than three decades behind bars. “I feel exceedingly joyful, happy, that finally, you know … after 30 or more years, after constantly knocking on the door for somebody to please hear me, that day finally came,” 60-year-old Curtis Crosland told CNN. He…MORE

More than 100 motorists were stranded after a mudslide onto an interstate in Colorado
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More than 100 motorists were stranded after a mudslide onto an interstate in Colorado

More than 100 motorists were stranded after mudslides shut down a major interstate in Colorado, officials said Friday. The incident occurred Thursday night after debris from the burn scars around the location of the Grizzly Creek Fire — which burned more than 32,000 acres last August — poured onto I-70 near the Hanging Lake Tunnel…MORE

As Covid-19 cases surge in Florida, governor says parents should decide whether their children wear masks to school
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As Covid-19 cases surge in Florida, governor says parents should decide whether their children wear masks to school

While Covid-19 cases are once again surging in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday directing the state’s health and education departments to issue rules preventing the implementation of school mask mandates. The order comes in response to “several Florida school boards considering or implementing mask mandates,” the governor’s office said, and is…MORE

Video shows Texas sheriff’s deputy on top of teen and then detaining mother during police encounter

Video shows Texas sheriff’s deputy on top of teen and then detaining mother during police encounter

Video taken by a family member shows a Kaufman County, Texas, sheriff’s deputy on top of an 18-year-old woman, and then arresting her mother during a police encounter on Tuesday afternoon in Forney, Texas. In the video, the woman being held down is heard yelling, “I can’t breathe.” The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office said in…MORE