Which individual Olympic gymnastics event is the only one where Simone Biles competed in Tokyo?

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Simone Biles earned a bronze medal in the balance beam finals.

Ikea said it will start selling a candle that smells like what?

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Ikea's iconic meatballs now come in a candle called Huvudroll.

What iconic brand is PepsiCo selling to another company?

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PepsiCo will sell Tropicana, along with juice brand Naked, to a French private equity firm.

An Olympic sprinter from which country wants to defect because she would face punishment at home after her public feud with team officials?

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Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is waiting to leave Japan until she can seek refuge in Europe.

Where in the U.S. are record wildfires burning?

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Hawai'i County Mayor Mitch Roth said “It’s the biggest [fire] we’ve ever had on this island.”

Which celebrity recently sold the media company she founded just five years ago?

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Reese Witherspoon sold her company Hello Sunshine for about $900 million.

Which major U.S. city became the first to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for indoor dining and gyms?

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Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement that New York City will require proof of vaccination for leisure indoor activities.

Which animal has been added to the U.S. government's list of endangered species?

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The Sierra Nevada red fox is among the rarest mammals in North America. U.S. wildlife officials say its population has dipped to just 40 animals in some area of California.

Along with China, which other country missed the UN deadline to update its greenhouse gas emission targets?

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China and India did not submit fresh plans for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions in time for this year’s global climate summit.

Which British performer was charged with assault in London?

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Rapper Dizzee Rascal allegedly was involved in an incident that left a woman with minor injuries.

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