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The news came as the highly contagious delta variant is driving a coronavirus surge, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reporting more than 100,000 daily cases.
The former president is making last-minute moves to bolster the standing of coal lobbyist Mike Carey, one of 11 candidates vying in Tuesday’s primary.
The comments from the Wisconsin Republican, made after a political event, reflect the spread of an unfounded claim that has traveled from far-right commentators to Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show to the highest levels of the GOP.
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All nations stand to lose cultural monuments to climate change, but Britain is especially vulnerable.
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U.S. gymnast Jade Carey took a winding path to Tokyo, and it ended with a gold medal.
Laurel Hubbard was the first openly transgender female athlete to compete in an Olympics in an individual sport.
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Steffen Peters of Team USA, riding Suppenkasper, competes in the Dressage Individual Grand Prix Freestyle. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Beyond anthems and fanfares, music has a growing impact on the Games.

Medals

Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States22251764
2China29171662
3Russian O.C.12211750
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