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U.S. sprinter Erriyon Knighton, shown here competing in a qualifying heat of the men's 200 meter at the Olympics, is racing in the final on Wednesday. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet The High School Track Prodigy Competing In The Olympic 200 Meter

"You're running against grown men, so you've got to do everything you can to beat them," Erriyon Knighton said. He's had a dramatic rise in track, beating a long-standing record set by Usain Bolt.

Annie Kunz in the women's heptathlon 100-meter hurdles during the Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore., in June. Building her training regimen around findings from sex-specific sports medicine research has made a difference in her performance, says Kunz, who is competing at the Tokyo Olympics. Steph Chambers/Getty Images hide caption

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Sports Science Is Changing How Female Olympians Train. It Could Help You, Too

U.S. Olympic heptathlete Annie Kunz says tracking her monthly cycles and learning she needs to eat more and get more naps when she's fatigued has already improved her athletic performance.

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The Music Industry Is Holding DaBaby Accountable

After making homophobic comments during a performance, rapper DaBaby has been widely criticized and dropped from multiple festivals. The fallout could mark a cultural shift in the music business.

The Music Industry Is Holding DaBaby Accountable

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An appeals court has agreed to review the illegal voting conviction of Crystal Mason, a Tarrant County woman seen here in 2018 who's facing a five-year prison sentence. Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Republicans Want To Create More Voting Crimes. Advocates Worry It Will Target People Of Color

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While Republicans' legislation includes a provision to give some people more notice of when they aren't legally allowed to vote, the bill also would add new criminal penalties.

A Texas Bill Would Make More Voting Crimes. Dems Say Mistakes May Put Voters In Jail

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A fire warning sign is seen amid trees which smolder and burn in Division Echo Echo of the Bootleg Fire on July 25 in the Fremont National Forest of Oregon. Mathieu Lewis-Rolland/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Crews From Alaska To Puerto Rico Have Arrived In Oregon To Help Fight The Bootleg Fire

Authorities warn current conditions are ideal for more fires. Officials say embers from the Bootleg Fire can travel long distances on the current winds.

The team from the Russian Olympic Committee enters the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. They were prevented from flying the Russian flag because of ongoing doping penalties. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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Russians Are Banned From The Olympics — But They Keep Winning In Tokyo

Traditionally, doping at the Olympics has been an uncomfortable companion to the athletic achievements. And though the pandemic has dimmed the spotlight on the issue in Tokyo, it's still there.

Pareen Mhatre was born in India but has spent almost all of her life in Iowa City. She has never known a life outside the United States, but she has no clear path to permanent residency. Pareen Mhatre hide caption

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When They Turn 21, Nearly 200,000 People Will Lose Their Legal Immigration Status

Pareen Mhatre is one of the young people who grow up in the U.S. but "age out" of their legal status. With no clear path to permanent residency, they're hoping Congress will step in.

They Came To The U.S. As Children, But At 21, Their Legal Status Runs Out

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Sunflower sea stars — voracious predators that feed on mussels and sea urchins — are succumbing to a strange wasting disease that has devastated populations of sea stars along the West Coast. Dennis Wise/University of Washington hide caption

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To Save A Huge, 24-Armed Sea Creature, Scientists Become Loving Foster Parents

A mysterious disease is killing off the West Coast's enormous sunflower sea star, so researchers have launched an ambitious effort to breed this species in captivity.

To Save A Huge, 24-Armed Sea Creature, Scientists Become Loving Foster Parents

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NPR spoke to more than a dozen current and former employees of One Medical. They say the high-end medical company has fundamentally changed its focus, with increasing revenue and reducing costs taking center stage. DrAfter123/Getty Images hide caption

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Employees At One Medical Say The Concierge Health Care Provider Is Putting Profits Over Patients

Employees have accused the company of mismanagement, less focus on patients and poor working conditions. One Medical leadership has denied the claims.

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