In which sport did a female U.S. athlete make history by winning America's first-ever gold medal?

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Fencer Lee Kiefer beat defending champion Inna Deriglazova of Russia 15-13 in the women’s foil finals.

A concertgoer threw a shoe at which rapper while he performed at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami?

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DaBaby saw the shoe coming and ducked out of the way at the last second.

The pharmaceutical company BioNTech wants to use the technology behind it’s COVID-19 vaccine to target which other disease?

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BioNTech said it is also seeking to establish an mRNA vaccine production facility in Africa, where supplies of COVID-19 vaccine doses are inadequate.

An athlete from which country won her nation's first-ever Olympic gold medal in Tokyo this week?

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The Phillipines’ Hidilyn Diaz won gold in women's 55-kilogram weightlifting. Her country is giving her $600,000, and she has been offered two homes.

Which U.S. state has launched a $1 million COVID-19 college scholarship lottery for vaccinated students?

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Two randomly selected winners each week will receive a $50,000 scholarship for any public, in-state institution of higher education in Maryland.

Which two universities announced that they are leaving the Big 12 athletic conference?

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Athletic programs at the Universities of Oklahoma and Texas will jump ship to the Southeastern Conference.

Which country announced a 6-month campaign to clean up serious problems with Internet app violations and cyber security issues?

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China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said companies must fix deceptive app pop-ups that force or fool users into using services they don't want.

Which company did General Motors sue for trademark infringement over the name of its hands-free driving technology ?

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GM believes Ford’s “BlueCruise” sounds too much like its own hands-free driving technology, called Super Cruise.

What type of storm hit the region of Shanghai, China?

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The typhoon flooded roads and low-lying areas with water and forced nearly 500,000 people to move to shelters.

Which city will require weekly COVID-19 tests of municipal workers who are not vaccinated by September?

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The new mandate will affect all New York City municipal workers, including police officers, firefighters and teachers.

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