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Gold medalist Carissa Moore said surfing brought the Olympics a lot of qualities they could use. (Nic Bothma/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
The Hawaiian won gold in surfing and then made a compelling case for why it belongs at the Games.

Medals

Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States1111931
2China126927
3ROC710623
4Japan134522
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The German gymnasts at the Tokyo Olympics aren't the only female athletes fighting uniform status quo.
India will receive another $25 million in covid-19 assistance as the two countries pledge cooperation in Asia.
Displaced families are pictured upon their arrival from the outskirts Kandahar, who fled due to the ongoing battle between Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces. (AFP/Getty Images)
The death of Nazar Mohammad Khasha has galvanized Afghan citizens to speak out against Taliban violence.
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Authorities called the leak of acetic acid, a food preservative commonly used in vinegar that can be flammable, a "mass casualty incident."
The Dixie Fire, now over 200,000 acres, burns in Taylorsville, Calif. (Reuters)
Authorities in at least two counties in Northern California have issued mandatory evacuation orders as well as warnings for more than a dozen areas where officials are concerned about the potential impact of the fire.
The area is bracing for potentially destructive wind gusts ahead of an anticipated line of severe thunderstorms expected to develop Wednesday afternoon.
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