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The FDA Authorizes Change In How Monkeypox Vaccine Is GivenThe US Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization Tuesday that allows health-care providers to change how the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine is administered, stretching out the supply amid high demand. The vaccine can now be given to high-risk adults intradermally, meaning between the layers of the skin, rather than subcutaneously, or under the skin, as it has been given up till now. This will allow providers to get five doses out of a standard one-dose vial.
China Launches Long-Range Airstrike Drills Around Taiwan On Fourth Day Of Military ExercisesChinese forces took part in drills focused on land attacks and long-range airstrikes around Taiwan on Sunday, its military said, on what was expected to be the final day of extensive exercises rolled out in response to a visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Man Hospitalized After An Alligator Bit Him In The Face At Lake ThonotosassaAn alligator bit a man's face while he was swimming in Lake Thonotosassa in Florida, according to officials.
The Senate Passes Democrats' Sweeping Health Care And Climate BillThe Senate on Sunday afternoon passed Democrats' $750 billion health care, tax and climate bill, in a significant victory for President Joe Biden and his party.
Lavrov Says Russia Is Ready To Discuss Prisoner Swap With US After Griner ConvictionThe US and Russia have indicated they are ready to hold talks over a prisoner swap, a day after basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted of drug smuggling and sentenced to nine years in prison for carrying less than a gram of cannabis oil through a Moscow airport.
Deputies Arrest Man And Woman For Sexual Activity Involving AnimalsPinellas County Sheriff's Office Deputies have arrested a man and woman for engaging in sexual activity with their dog. 
DNA Links Two Men In Prison To Cold Case From 1983Two men serving life sentences for murder in a Florida prison have been linked to two other murders with the help of newly discovered DNA samples, which led to the exoneration of another man who wrongfully served 37 years in prison for the rape and murder of Barbara Grams in 1983.
The Annual Python Challenge Happening Now In The Florida EvergladesDeer, raccoons, possums, and fox once flocked the area of the Everglades National Park in south Florida. To help combat this problem against Florida's ecosystem, snake hunters are congregating in the hundreds for the Florida Python Challenge. The event, created by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, started in 2013.
Baby Products Recalled Were Still Sold At TJ Maxx And MarshallsTJX, which operates popular discount chains TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods, agreed to pay a fine of $13 million for selling recalled infant products that had been removed from the market due to risks of infant suffocation and death.

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Trump says he took the Fifth in questioning in New York Attorney General fraud investigationFormer President Donald Trump said he refused to answer questions from investigators with the New York Attorney General's office on Wednesday, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Trump calls FBI search of Mar-a-Lago estate 'prosecutorial misconduct'Federal agents searched former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach on Monday as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence.
Olivia Newton-John, known for her role in 'Grease' and hit song 'Physical,' dies at 73Singer, songwriter, and actress Olivia Newton-John died Monday morning at 73.
Father and son sentenced to life in prison for federal hate crimes in Ahmaud Arbery's killingTwo of the three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery as he jogged through a Georgia neighborhood in early 2020 were sentenced to life in prison Monday for federal hate crimes.
China Launches Long-Range Airstrike Drills Around Taiwan On Fourth Day Of Military ExercisesChinese forces took part in drills focused on land attacks and long-range airstrikes around Taiwan on Sunday, its military said, on what was expected to be the final day of extensive exercises rolled out in response to a visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergencyThe Biden administration is declaring a public health emergency for the monkeypox outbreak in the United States, which now counts more infections from the virus than any other country in the world.

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Brittney Griner Sentenced To Nine Years In Russian Jail For Drug-SmugglingBrittney Griner, WNBA star, was convicted of deliberately smuggling drugs into Russia and sentenced to nine years of jail time Thursday in a case that has raised concerns she is being used as a political pawn in Russia's war against Ukraine.
NFL Suspends Miami Dolphins Owner And Strips Team Of A Draft Pick After Tampering And Tanking ProbeThe NFL stripped the Miami Dolphins of two draft picks and suspended and fined owner Stephen Ross after a probe into allegations of tampering and tanking found that his team had impermissible contact with star quarterback Tom Brady and the agent of former coach Sean Payton.
Miami Marlins' Daniel Castano Hit In The Head By 104mph Line DriveMiami Marlins pitcher Daniel Castano was struck in the head by a 104 mph line drive from the bat of Cincinnati Reds third baseman Donovan Solano in the game's first inning on Thursday.
Chase Ealey Claims Gold And Becomes The First American Woman To Win Shot Put World TitleChase Ealey became the first American woman to win the shot put world title at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 16. 
Lia Thomas Nominated For NCAA 2022 Woman Of The Year AwardThe University of Pennsylvania nominated swimmer Lia Thomas, for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year award.
Tampa Bay Gets New Male and Female Indoor Soccer TeamIt’s a pro-indoor soccer team called The Strikers, and will give women and men an equal playing field for the first time in Tampa Bay history!