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The Olympics' pandemic playbook is put to the test

When I first told my medical colleagues that I would be traveling 14 hours to Tokyo, they looked at me with a bit of surprise, then hesitantly told me simply to "be safe." It is the same reaction I have often received when jetting off to cover a natural disaster, like the earthquake in Haiti, or a conflict, like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This time, however, the mission was to report on how people from all over the globe would converge for the Olympic games in a city under a state of emergency due to the pandemic.

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Death toll rises as passengers recount horror of China subway floods

At least 33 people have died and eight remain missing in central China, as authorities ramp up rescue and recovery efforts following devastating floods that submerged entire neighborhoods, trapped passengers in subway cars, caused landslides and overwhelmed dams and rivers.

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Opinion: For these US gymnasts, Olympic glory is a beginning, not an end

Ella Donald writes that six years after Simone Biles gave up her scholarship to UCLA and turned professional, this year's US women's Olympic gymnastics team will include athletes who -- thanks to recent rules changes from the NCAA -- won't have to choose between collegiate competition and compensation.