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Olympic Trans weightlifter, "Is it fair?".

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When Laurel Hubbard, a 43-year-old weight lifter from New Zealand, makes his first attempt in the women’s heavyweight competition on Monday, he will become the first openly transgender female athlete to compete at the Olympics.

Yet he will do so amid a debate over whether he should be at the Games at all.

Athletes, advocates for women’s sports and fair-sport campaigners have questioned whether Hubbard, who competed in men’s competitions before quitting the sport more than a decade ago, has an unfair advantage. Others believe the Games’ binary categories fail to account for a diverse group of athletes.

There are people who contend that the drugs that are widely used by transgender women as they transition do not entirely offset the physical benefits(such as bone mass) of having gone through puberty fueled by male hormones.

Emma Hilton, a developmental biologist at the University of Manchester who has tracked Hubbard’s career.

“Either Laurel Hubbard is some kind of once-in-a-lifetime weight lifter, the likes of which we’ve never seen and won’t see again, or she is carrying male advantage,” Hilton said.
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Last Week, 1 In 3 U.S. COVID Cases Were In Florida And Texas

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One-third of all COVID cases nationwide occurred in Florida and Texas last week, according to Jeffrey Zients, White House COVID-19 response coordinator.

This comes as the CDC reports a 44% increase in daily new cases in the last week of July. Last week's average of daily new COVID-19 cases is "higher than our peak of last summer," according to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.

At press briefing at the White House Tuesday, Zients expressed concern about the number of cases of COVID-19 being reported in communities with lower vaccination rates. Zients said about 90 million eligible Americans remain unvaccinated. "Each and every shot matters," Zients added.

How is the vaccination campaign going in your area? Find out here.

According to Zients, over the past two weeks:

There's been a 70% increase in the average number of new people getting vaccinated daily.
A 50% increase in the average number of 12- to 17-year-olds getting vaccinated daily.
And in the last week, 3 million Americans got their first shot. On Tuesday, the U.S. hit President Biden's July Fourth goal of 70% of adults receiving at least one shot.

Zients said that in the eight states with the highest case rate, the rate at which people are getting vaccinate has also increased.

"While we desperately want to be done with this pandemic, COVID-19 is clearly not done with us," Walensky said Monday, "and so our battle must last a little longer."
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Turkey is being burned. Turkish farmers see livelihoods burned away

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Brown beats Turner in high profile special election in Ohio's 11th

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>"Cuyahoga County Council member Shontel Brown will defeat former state Sen. Nina Turner in the multicandidate Democratic primary for the special election in Ohio's 11th Congressional District, Decision Desk HQ projects."

>"In March, the seat was vacated by then-Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge, who stepped down to become the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Joe Biden."

"The racially diverse, reliably Democratic 11th district stretches from Cleveland's east side to Akron, with a mix of working-to-upper-middle-class suburbs including Euclid and Shaker Heights. The district backed Biden by a margin of 60 percentage points, 79.8 to 19.2%, over former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election."

>"Brown will be the overwhelming favorite to win the Nov. 2 general election. "

>"Turner, who served on the Cleveland City Council from 2006 to 2008 and was a member of the Ohio Senate from 2008 to 2014, became a nationally-known figure as president of the political organization Our Revolution, which was spun off from the 2016 presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and led the largest outside grassroots mobilization effort for her campaign."

>"Brown, who also chairs the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, promoted herself as an ally of Biden who would not shift the agenda of the narrow Democratic majority too far to the left. Her more moderate stances attracted the support of party stalwarts like former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, the highest-ranking Black lawmaker in Congress."

The neoliberal establishment wins again baby! Fuck the DSA. Fuck socialism. Libre Cuba!

Fifth Police Officer Who Responded to and Was Attacked at the Failed Trump Coup is Confirmed Dead

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WASHINGTON — Four law enforcement officers who responded to the Capitol insurrection have now died by suicide, a sobering toll which doubled on Monday, after Metropolitan Police confirmed two of the department’s officers who responded on January 6 recently took their own lives.

Officer Kyle DeFreytag served in the city’s 5th District and was at the Capitol to enforce curfew violations, Metropolitan Police confirmed. Chief Robert J. Contee III sent a message to the police force notifying personnel of DeFreytag’s death last month.

“I am writing to share tragic news that Officer Kyle DeFreytag of the 5th District was found deceased last evening,” Contee wrote in a mid-July message to the department. “This is incredibly hard news for us all, and for those that knew him best.”

The confirmation of DeFreytag’s death came hours after a spokeswoman for MPD said Officer Gunther Hashida was found dead at his residence last Thursday. Hashida, who joined the department in May 2003, was most recently assigned to the department’s Emergency Response Team.

According to his obituary, posted by the Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home in Dale City, Virginia, Hashida would have turned 44 this Thursday.

In January, U.S. Capitol Police announced 51-year-old Officer Howard "Howie" Liebengood, took his own life. Liebengood was a 15-year veteran of the USCP and the son of former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Howard Liebengood Sr.

Weeks later, a second officer who responded to the Capitol, MPD Officer Jeffrey Smith, died by suicide. Smith’s death was announced by Chief Contee while addressing a closed session of the House Appropriations Committee.
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Thor Love and Thunder set pictures

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10 Leaked Pictures From Thor: Love and Thunder Set
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Fucking Idiot wins Silver Medal - Whines because NBC would not film her twerk

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>This is the same fucking idiot that got called out for the idiot ‘X’ gesture during her medal ceremony:

Olympian Raven Saunders Twerked While Celebrating Shot Put Win, Broadcast Wouldn't Let Her Be Great
Saunders would later use her moment in the podium limelight to make a powerful statement.
Tomas Kassahun

by Tomas Kassahun

Shot putter Raven Saunders was set to show her twerking skills to the world after winning the silver world at the Olympics in Tokyo on Saturday, but the Olympic Broadcasting Services wouldn't let her have her moment.
The camera cut to a different athlete as Saunders started twerking, irking some viewers who wanted to enjoy the shot putter's celebration.
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Democrats are literally C*mm*n*sts and abolish the landlord class

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Despite the fact that lockdowns ended months ago and there are more than enough jobs available, Biden wants to continue to force landlords to allow people to live on their private property rent-free forever.

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced a new ban on evictions for many renters just days after the White House allowed a nationwide moratorium to expire on Saturday, infuriating progressive House Democrats who warned that millions of Americans could lose their homes.

As President Biden hinted at during his Tuesday afternoon news conference, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drafted a new eviction moratorium aimed at protecting tenants in counties with "substantial and high levels of community transmission" of COVID-19. Over 90% of the U.S. population lives in the affected areas, sources told The Associated Press.

The two-month moratorium expires Oct. 3.

"The emergence of the delta variant has led to a rapid acceleration of community transmission in the United States, putting more Americans at increased risk, especially if they are unvaccinated," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said. "This moratorium is the right thing to do to keep people in their homes and out of congregate settings where COVID-19 spreads. It is imperative that public health authorities act quickly to mitigate such an increase of evictions, which could increase the likelihood of new spikes in SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Such mass evictions and the attendant public health consequences would be very difficult to reverse."
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Nassar prison account

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Federal prosecutors are seeking to redirect money from ex-Dr. Larry Nassar’s prison account to pay fines and restitution he still owes in his child pornography case.

Australia uses helicopters & troops to order people to GO HOME:world’s strictest lockdown

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GUNG ho Aussie politicians have deployed the army and helicopters to order people to go home in what is one of the world's strictest Covid lockdowns.

One man caught a chopper shouting out stay-at-home orders from a loudspeaker and shared it online.

In footage, a blue and white helicopter circles the Aussie who blurts out "What the F**K!" as he's warned that local police would find him and issue a fine.

Borders remain shut until the percentage of the population to receive both jabs jumps from the current measly number of 17 % to 80 %.

On Saturday, up to 1,300 police swarned Sydney and set up roadblocks in a massive show of force to stop a repeat of last week's violent anti-lockdown protest.
Some 300 unarmed army personnel will also help police go door-to-door to ensure people who have tested positive are self-isolating.
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