Which American athlete pulled herself out of the women’s team gymnastics final?

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After competing on the vault, defending Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was full of stress, shaking, and feared she would wreck her teammates' chances. Russia won the gold medal.

Which company is working with the Anti-Defamation League on research aimed at finding how extremist groups are funded?

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ADL and PayPal say the research results will be shared with law enforcement, policymakers and the financial industry.

Which social media company announced that accounts of users younger than 16 will automatically be switched to "private"?

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The change will make it harder for some Instagram influencers and marketers to find teens online, and also limit advertisers' reach among young audiences.

A female skateboarder from which country won the first ever gold medal in the sport's first Olympic competition?

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13-year-old Momiji Nishiya from Japan also became the second-youngest champion in Summer Olympics history.

Who offered to pay up to $2 billion of NASA's costs in exchange for a contract to build the next lunar lander?

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Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos said his aerospace company would do $2 billion worth of work for free over a three-year period.

The lead singer of which heavy metal band has died?

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Mike Howe, the lead singer of Metal Church, died at 55. His cause of death has not been made public.

Which African country’s president fired the prime minister after violent mass protests?

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Tunisia's president also suspended parliament this week.

Which fast-food restaurant chain hired its first global "chief customer officer"?

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McDonald’s is working on improving digital and in-person customer experiences, leading to a new office in the executive suite.

Peru’s next president comes from what profession?

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Rural schoolteacher Pedro Castillo will be sworn in after a fiercely contested June 2021 presidential runoff.

What U.S. city's government said it may start charging a fee to wealthy drivers who use cars downtown?

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San Francisco said the "congestion tax" would only apply to people who earn more than $46,000 per year, with the highest rate hitting those who earn $100,000 or more.

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