2020 Olympics Round Up, Week 2

Well last week we gave you a round up of the Olympic action by talking about a bunch of the gold medals that had been won by the top countries in the games. This time around it is going to be a bit different. This week was a week of major moments and broken records. So let’s take a look at the events that unfolded throughout the week.

Starting off with Monday, the biggest moment easily goes to the Women’s Street event for skateboarding. Not only was the gold medalist 13 years old, but…

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House Republicans formed a maskless protest on Capitol Hill after a new mask mandate went into effect due to the increase of positive cases in Washington DC and around the Country.

The protest by House Republicans, who chose to march over to the Senate without wearing masks, was a demonstration of defiance against the Capitals attending Physician Brian Monahan who put mask mandates back into effect for lawmakers and congressional staffers. Doctor Monahan cited the CDC’s new recommendations that vaccinated and unvaccinated people should wear masks indoors in areas of high transmission. …

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Wednesday Democratic and Republican spending leaders have reached an agreement for 2.1 billion dollars in a supplemental security spending bill to direct money to the Capitol Police and National Guard as they face difficulties from the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont, told reports that he reached an agreement with Republican Richard Sheldy of Alabama, who is the panel’s top Republican. Along with supporting the Capitol Police and National Guard it supports Afghans who aided the United States in Afghanistan.

“We have the responsibility to take care of the Capitol…

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Just yesterday, we talked about the vaccine mandates being put into place by state, city and federal leaders to try and stop the spread of the Delta variant. However, with the Delta variant rampaging like it is, federal leaders felt that they had to do more than just impose these vaccination requirements. So what have they done beyond that?

On Tuesday, the White House Office of Management and Budget, (OMB), sent out instructions to federal agencies. These instructions told them that it was necessary to impose a mask mandate in federal buildings, and that is exactly what happened. …

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Simone Biles is considered one of the best gymnasts in the world. She is known for performing routines that no one else dares to even attempt during training. She is just 24 years old and has already grabbed several Olympic gold medals. And as the 2020 Tokyo games heated up, Biles was expected to blow the competition away. However, something changed all of that.

It all started on Tuesday, when Biles was taking part in the Women’s team finals. She had begun her vault routine, when it seemed like she was a bit off. She did just a one and…

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All across the nation there is increasing concern in regards to Covid-19, or more specifically the Delta variant, which is spreading like wildfire and causing cases to rise quickly. Back in May and June we were seeing the lowest numbers of cases and hospitalizations since the pandemic had begun. Now, less than two months later, both statistics are spiking, and the Delta variant is the main contributor to this rise. In response, city, state and federal leaders are taking action to try and stop the spread of the Delta variant.

The Delta variant is a major variant of concern right…

Surfside Building Collapse

Over a month ago, on June 24, tragedy struck Surfe Side, Florida. At approximately 1:25AM, the condo known as Champlain Towers South began to collapse. By the time everything settled, a majority of the building had fallen, only leaving 35 people unaffected. From almost the moment the building fell, authorities have been hard at work clearing all the rubble away and have been looking for victims as they go. And now, after a full month of working, the clearing has been completed.

The job the authorities had to do was immense. They were working in Floridian weather conditions, which meant…

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At this point the 2020 Olympic games are in full swing. We have officially made it through the first weekend, and there has already been a lot of action and plenty of medals going around. Let’s take a look at some of the different gold medals won in this first weekend of the games.

First we start off with the medals won by China. As of Sunday, China has grabbed the most gold medals, and currently have 11 medals overall. In fact, they were the first gold winners, with Yang Quian taking home the gold for shooting in the Women’s…

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Changes are coming to the United States postal service, and they might not be welcomed by consumers who pay for stamps. In late August there will be a price increase for the cost of stamps and we will be facing longer delivery times for mail to arrive.

There was a proposed increase in stamp prices that was ultimately approved Monday by the postal regulatory commission. The regulator found the higher prices for stamps are in line with the needs of the postal service. Back in May the United States Postal service was considering raising the price of the stamp from…

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The Olympics are supposed to be a time for sports, excitement, competition, fun and some bonding as we cheer on our countries. However, this year’s games have been riddled with difficulties, scandals, and Covid-19.

To kick off the difficulties, the Tokyo games had to be moved to the summer of 2021 due to the spread of Covid-19 throughout the summer of 2020. With cases rising in countries all over the world, and many in dire conditions because of the virus, there was no way the games could be held safely. …

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