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Sam Willoughby talks with his wife, Olympic BMX racer Alise Willoughby, while training in Chula Vista, Calif. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
Alise and Sam Willoughby were BMX racing’s fastest couple. After he was paralyzed during a practice run, he found meaning again as her coach.


Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States1111931
3Russian O.C.710623
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People walk along the River Thames in London on Tuesday. (Henry Nicholls/Reuters)
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The county council said it was given insufficient information. But some members acknowledged they should have asked more questions.
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Neighborhood Advisory Commissioner Patel Trupti stands in front of vacant property on I Street NW in Washington. (Astrid Riecken for The Post)
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The account came in response to a lawsuit over the police officer’s slaying of a 25-year-old Black man in March during a chaotic night of violence on the city’s oceanfront.
A lawsuit filed by the state of California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing alleges multiple instances of gender-based discrimination, inequality and harassment throughout Activision Blizzard’s network of companies.
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