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Raven Saunders’ X podium protest: What it means and why the IOC is investigating

Raven Saunders’ X podium protest: What it means and why the IOC is investigating

US shot-putter Raven Saunders has explained what the gesture she made following her silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics meant. The 25-year-old raised her hands and crossed them in an X as she and her fellow medal winners posed for photos, telling NBC that it represented “the intersection of where all people who are…MORE

Wall Street is buying up family homes. The rent checks are too juicy to ignore

Wall Street is buying up family homes. The rent checks are too juicy to ignore

Housing markets are hotter than ever, and big money is getting in on the act. Pension funds, investment firms and Wall Street banks are snapping up family homes in Europe and the United States at a rapid pace as prices rocket higher, looking for alternatives to lockdown-hit office parks and shopping malls, and betting that…MORE

Too much zucchini is never enough! How to use up summer squash in so many ways

Too much zucchini is never enough! How to use up summer squash in so many ways

The cry goes out from over-ambitious gardeners every summer: “What can I do with all this zucchini?” If you’ve ever been such a gardener, or the unwitting recipient of a surprise stack of squash on your front stoop, you can understand. It might seem like zucchini is nothing to get excited about. But its strength…MORE

Big feelings are normal. How to help tweens and teens handle them

Big feelings are normal. How to help tweens and teens handle them

Awkwardness and big feelings? You must be talking about middle school. And while many parents assume that middle school is a rite of passage that kids need to stoically tough out, the opposite could not be more true. Your tweens and teens can navigate this developmental phase and come out stronger on the other side…MORE

Katie Ledecky says she ‘never would have imagined’ her Olympic swimming success

Katie Ledecky says she ‘never would have imagined’ her Olympic swimming success

With her Tokyo Olympics drawn to a close, American swimmer Katie Ledecky can start to unwind. “I did have a hamburger after I was done — that tasted good,” she says about a celebratory meal that was more than deserved. Ledecky won 1500m and 800m freestyle golds in Tokyo and silvers in the 400m freestyle…MORE

Fearing arrest at home, Belarusian sprinter ‘safe’ after being forcibly removed from the Olympics

Fearing arrest at home, Belarusian sprinter ‘safe’ after being forcibly removed from the Olympics

Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya is “safe” and now looks likely to claim asylum in a third country after she refused to board a flight out of Tokyo, saying she was being forced to return to her native country against her will where she feared arrest. Late Sunday, the 24-year-old Olympic athlete was moved from Tokyo’s…MORE

Expert hopes the rise in Covid-19 vaccinations means the US is waking up to the dangers of the Delta variant

Expert hopes the rise in Covid-19 vaccinations means the US is waking up to the dangers of the Delta variant

The Delta variant is wreaking havoc through much of the United States, but the “silver lining” is that more Americans appear to be at the tipping point of understanding the importance of Covid-19 vaccinations, one expert said. “People are waking up to this,” Director of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Francis Collins told CNN…MORE

HSBC brings back dividend as profit more than doubles to $10.8 billion

HSBC brings back dividend as profit more than doubles to $10.8 billion

HSBC’s profits soared in the first half of the year as its business staged a strong recovery from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. The British bank also confirmed Monday that it would bring back its interim dividend after it was forced to scrap it last year at the request of UK regulators. The Bank…MORE

A Long Island county’s legislature will vote on bill that would allow police to sue protesters and seek damages up to $50,000

A Long Island county’s legislature will vote on bill that would allow police to sue protesters and seek damages up to $50,000

The Nassau County, New York, legislature will vote on a bill Monday that would allow all first responders, including police officers, to sue protesters and seek damages of up to $50,000. If the bill passes, first responders would be able to sue individuals they believe harassed, injured, menaced or assaulted them due to their status…MORE

A West Hollywood salon celebrates nurses with free makeovers

A West Hollywood salon celebrates nurses with free makeovers

Five nurses who’ve seen the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic up close were treated to a reprieve this weekend when they received free makeovers at a salon in West Hollywood, California. “I’m so grateful to the community because nurses rarely take care of themselves,” UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center nurse Dahlia Maldonado told CNN. The…MORE