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  1. Official: Belarus sprinter receives Polish humanitarian visa

    Official: Belarus sprinter receives Polish humanitarian visa

    TOKYO (AP) — A Belarusian Olympic sprinter plans to seek asylum in Poland, an activist group said Monday, after the athlete alleged that her team’s officials tried to force her to fly home, where she feared she wouldn’t be safe from an autocratic government that recently was accused of diverting a plane in order to arrest a dissident journalist.

  2. American star Simone Biles to return for balance beam finals

    American star Simone Biles to return for balance beam finals

    TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles is back.The 2016 Olympic gymnastics champion will return to competition in the balance beam final on Tuesday, a little over a week after stepping away from the meet to focus on her mental health.

  3. It's in and it's big: Senate unveils $1T infrastructure bill

    It's in and it's big: Senate unveils $1T infrastructure bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority.

  4. Evictions expected to spike as federal moratorium ends

    Evictions expected to spike as federal moratorium ends

    BOSTON (AP) — Evictions, which have mostly been on pause during the pandemic, are expected to ramp up on Monday after the expiration of a federal moratorium as housing courts take up more cases and tenants are locked out of their homes.

  5. Refugees pushed to back of the line amid vaccine shortages

    Refugees pushed to back of the line amid vaccine shortages

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Salimullah, a Rohingya refugee, has been living in the Indian capital of New Delhi since 2013 when he fled violence in Myanmar. Stateless, and now homeless after a fire razed his camp, the 35-year-old lives in a tent with as many as 10 other people at a time.

  6. Citing Taliban violence, US expands Afghan refugee program

    Citing Taliban violence, US expands Afghan refugee program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday expanded its efforts to evacuate at-risk Afghan citizens from Afghanistan as Taliban violence increases ahead there of the U.S.

  7. A year ago: Death and birth at hospital hit by Beirut blast

    A year ago: Death and birth at hospital hit by Beirut blast

    BEIRUT (AP) — Emmanuelle Khnaisser had been in labor all day, and now it was in the last stages. Her baby — her first — was crowning.Five floors below, Jessica Bezdjian was just coming in through the entrance of Beirut’s St.

  8. At an extraordinary Olympics, acts of kindness abound

    At an extraordinary Olympics, acts of kindness abound

    TOKYO (AP) — A surfer jumping in to translate for the rival who’d just beaten him. High-jumping friends agreeing to share a gold medal rather than move to a tiebreaker. Two runners falling in a tangle of legs, then helping each other to the finish line.

  9. Canada upsets US with 1-0 win in women's soccer

    Canada upsets US with 1-0 win in women's soccer

    KASHIMA, Japan (AP) — Jessie Fleming scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute and Canada earned a 1-0 semifinal victory over the United States in the Olympic women’s soccer competition on Monday.

  10. Families urge using new DNA tech to ID Pearl Harbor unknowns

    Families urge using new DNA tech to ID Pearl Harbor unknowns

    HONOLULU (AP) — William Edward Mann enlisted in the Navy after graduating from high school in rural Washington state. A guitar player, he picked up the ukulele while stationed in Hawaii.He's been presumed dead since Dec.