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Tokyo was picked as the 'safe' choice for the Olympics. Here's how everything changed

Back in 2013, Tokyo's big win to secure the Olympic Games in only the second round of voting — it took out Istanbul 60-36 — rested largely in its insistence to the IOC that as a host, it was a "safe pair of hands," something that past IOC president Jacques Rogge, a surgeon, said he found appealing. At the time, its biggest hurdle appeared to be the lingering worries around Fukushima nuclear disaster; no one imagined the rise of a novel coronavirus that would leave a global body count in the millions.

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Thierry Henry on soccer's social media boycott

Former Arsenal and France superstar Thierry Henry sits down exclusively with CNN to talk about his social media boycott initiative five weeks on and how momentum has picked up, despite a slow start.

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Biden to nominate first woman secretary of the Army

President Joe Biden has picked Christine Wormuth to be the next secretary of the Army, the White House announced Monday, making her the first woman to hold the position if confirmed by the Senate.

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My pandemic wedding story: three postponements

May 24, 2020 was the day my fiancé Dan and I had originally picked as our wedding day. Instead, we stood in the open doorway of his house in our sweats and laughed as a torrent of hail pelted down from the sky. The absurdity of a torrential hailstorm during a Texas summer on that particular day felt totally appropriate during those early months of the pandemic, when the whole world seemed turned upside down.

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States complain that demand for the Covid-19 vaccine is outpacing supply

Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows there's still a gap in the number of Covid-19 vaccines that have been distributed to states and the number of shots that have gone into arms, but as states' vaccine campaigns have picked up the pace, states complain the federal government is not sending vaccines fast enough.

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Biden picks former FDA commissioner to lead US vaccine effort

President-elect Joe Biden has picked Dr. David Kessler, a former head of the US Food and Drug Administration, to lead federal Covid-19 vaccine efforts for the incoming administration, Biden's presidential transition team announced Friday.

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Americans are buying cars again

US car sales have picked up again -- and Americans are back to buying vehicles at their pre-pandemic pace, according to General Motors.

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Time magazine reveals the 2020 Person of the Year

Time magazine picked President-elect Joe Biden and his running mate, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as 2020's Person of the Year, also recognizing health workers and racial justice advocates.

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Karl Rove leads new Republican fundraising group for pivotal Georgia Senate races

Senate Republicans have picked Karl Rove to serve as the national finance chairman for the Georgia Battleground Fund, a joint fundraising account formed by the National Republican Senatorial Committee to support Georgia Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler ahead of their January runoff races to keep their seats.

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What the exit polls show about voter choices

President Donald Trump picked up more Latino voters in several key battleground states than he won in 2016, according to preliminary results of a nationwide CNN exit poll.

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Why 2020 could be the year of the young voter

Just after sunup on a Saturday morning, when most college students are still sound asleep, sophomore Libby Klinger stands outside her dorm waiting to be picked up.

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At 32, this man spent two years entrenched in the world of a virtual cult. Until one day, he wasn't.

One day in June 2019, Jitarth Jadeja went outside to smoke a cigarette. For two years he'd been in the virtual cult of QAnon. But now he'd watched a YouTube video that picked apart the last element of the theory he believed in. Standing there smoking, he would say later, he felt "shattered." He had gone down the QAnon rabbit hole; now, having emerged from it, he had no idea what to do next.

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Amy Coney Barrett's near-perfect performance

Judge Amy Coney Barrett delivered a relatively flawless showing in her controversial Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday. A few hours into the questioning a senator asked her to display the notes she was using to provide her detailed answers. She picked up a white notepad with nothing on it but the inscription, "United States Senate" as the hearing room erupted in laughter.

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