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Companies that have been locked out of their computer networks by hackers are now getting sued by consumers and workers claiming they were hurt by lax cybersecurity.
A report that identified a senior official in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as having visited gay nightclubs led to his resignation — and a loud debate on ethics and morals.
Slimane Asselah was among thousands who disappeared during the war for independence. His family believes some answers may lie within archives kept in France, and just last week, French lawmakers passed a controversial law that, according to government officials, will ease access to certain archives.
Thousands protested tightening restrictions in Sydney; authorities warned it might have been a superspreader event.
People walk along East Front Street in downtown Traverse City, Mich. (Brittany Greeson for The Post)
Events in Traverse City would demonstrate how quickly efforts to address historic disparities or present-day racial harassment in schools can become fodder for a campaign against critical race theory, fueled by White parents’ growing conviction that their children are being taught to feel ashamed of their Whiteness — and their country.
Scholars who helped create this academic framework said they’re angry about the way the current debate distorts their ideas.
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Katie Ledecky enters the Tokyo Olympics with outsize expectations and will try to show how much faster she is five years after dominating the Rio Games.

Medals

Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1China61411
2United States42410
3ROC1427
4Japan5106
T5S. Korea2035
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