U.S. Navy ship named after Gabrielle Giffords
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The Navy's newest Littoral Combat Ship is named after former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was shot in the head in 2011
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The USS Gerald R. Ford was subjected to a shock trial on Friday to test whether it was ready to be deployed. The aircraft carrier has a $13 billion price tag.
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The US Navy has started a series of tests on its newest and most advanced aircraft carrier by detonating powerful explosions to determine whether the ship is ready for war.
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American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson has tested positive for cannabis, sources have told Reuters, and she is unlikely to get the chance to challenge for the Olympic 100 metres title in Tokyo later this month.
9 Jul 2021
Zaila Avant-garde, 14, became the first African American to win the 90-year-old Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday by correctly spelling 'Murraya,' a genus of plants, staying cool after a near miss with a botanical word in a previous round.
27 Jul 2021
The Russian president's warning comes amid tensions between London and Moscow after a British warship entered waters close to Crimea.
27 Jul 2021
Simone Biles' bid for a record six gold medals at the Tokyo Games ended abruptly on Tuesday (July 27) when she dropped out of the women's team final after one vault and watched as the United States surrendered their title to Russia. It was a stunning and disappointing start to the Olympics for the U.S. women, who had expected to dominate the final as they had not been beaten in a major team competition since 2011. But the entire event was turned on its head in an instant when Biles, the world and Olympic all-around champion, completely mistimed her opening vault to earn a low score of 13.766.
16 Aug 2021
Roger Federer will miss the upcoming U.S. Open and be sidelined for many months because he needs more knee surgery, an operation that the Swiss great said on Sunday will give him a "glimmer of hope" that he can resume his glittering career.
25 Aug 2021
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced a mental health initiative for players on Tuesday, with the main draw of the U.S. Open kicking off next week.
27 Sep 2021
Donald Trump lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden by even more votes than initially believed, according to a review backed by Trump's allies in the Republican Party.
16 Oct 2021
A portion of the US border wall that was damaged after severe flooding in August following monsoon rains on the US-Mexico border appears to be rotting away according to footage captured near the town of Douglas, Arizona on Tuesday. The monsoon rains had reportedly blown the floodgates off their hinges where now they hang rotting away. The Biden administration has begun cancelling the border wall project in Texas, a main focal point of former President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.
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A long line people form at the New York airport on the day the United States eased restrictions.
North Korea has been facing sanctions by the United Nations since 2006 over its nuclear weapons program. There are nearly a dozen UN sanctions that target individuals and the government. But they are hard to enforce.
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Indonesia President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday that soccer's world governing body FIFA may help address management of the sport in Indonesia, having discussed the issue with FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Monday after a deadly stampede.