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July 30

US swimmer voices concerns about doping in Olympic Games

Ryan Murphy alleged Friday that doping remains a problem in the sport.
July 30
Ryan Murphy of the United States rests after his a heat of the men's 200-meter backstroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo.
July 30

By the Numbers: Pandemic learning loss

A look at the alarming new research on learning loss during the pandemic, with low-income students getting hit the hardest as they fell seven months behind on average.
July 30
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Pandemic learning loss
July 30

The Rundown: Top headlines today: July 30, 2021

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
July 30
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: July 30, 2021
July 30

Rescued river otter pup gets care at Oregon Zoo

An orphaned river otter pup was transferred to the Oregon Zoo and received medical care from veterinarians.
July 30
An orphaned river otter pup was transferred to the Oregon Zoo and received medical care from veterinarians.
July 30

ICU nurse describes toll of working amid pandemic

A Louisiana nurse shared the emotional toll of working in the intensive care unit throughout the pandemic, saying, "We're losing people ... that are never going to see their kids graduate."
July 30
A Louisiana nurse shared the emotional toll of working in the intensive care unit throughout the pandemic, saying, "We're losing people ... that are never going to see their kids graduate."
July 30

Alligator found in Texas home hot tub

Police caught and removed an alligator found in the homeowner's backyard hot tub in Texas.
July 30
Police caught and removed an alligator found in the homeowner's backyard hot tub in Texas.
July 30

Biden's new vaccine requirement meets pushback from unions who helped elect him

Biden is "trying to thread that needle" shy of a mandate, one union leader said.
July 30
President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccine requirements for federal workers in the East Room of the White House, July 29, 2021.
July 30

Atlanta spa gunman Robert Long pleads guilty to 4 counts of murder

Long will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
July 30
Robert Aaron Long appears in court in Cherokee County, Georgia, July 27, 2021.
July 30

The Breakdown: CDC says 'war has changed' due to delta variant

Plus, Democrats scramble to extend the eviction moratorium and rocket launches renew interest in science, technology and math.
July 30
VIDEO: The Breakdown: CDC says 'war has changed' due to delta variant
July 30

Florida sees record hospitalizations as CDC sheds light on delta variant

Republican lawmakers have rebelled against new mask guidance amid the surge in cases.
July 30
VIDEO: Florida sees record hospitalizations as CDC sheds light on delta variant
July 30

On Location: July 30, 2021

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
July 30
Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.
July 30

DOJ says Treasury Department must hand over Trump tax information to House committee

The ruling is a reversal of the stance the DOJ took when it was under Trump.
July 30
Former President Donald Trump arrives to hold a rally on July 3, 2021, in Sarasota, Fla.
July 30

Newly released notes show Trump pressured DOJ to declare election was 'corrupt'

The notes come from Congress' probe into efforts to overturn the election.
July 30
In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump is seen from a window outside the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C.
July 30

ABC News Update: CDC data shows delta variant as ‘transmissible as the chicken pox’

Plus, the US women’s soccer team advances on penalty kicks and an Ohio family starts a family business to create employment opportunities for children with special needs.
July 30
VIDEO: ABC News Update: CDC data shows delta variant as ‘transmissible as the chicken pox’
July 30

ABC News Live: Unreleased CDC data shows serious threat of delta variant

Plus, Simone Biles speaks out about “the twisties” and congressional Democrats scramble to extend the eviction moratorium.
July 30
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Unreleased CDC data shows serious threat of delta variant
July 30

Simone Biles speaks out about ‘the twisties’ and how they affect gymnasts

Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases surge in Tokyo and Novak Djokovic’s “golden slam” hopes are dashed.
July 30
VIDEO: Simone Biles speaks out about ‘the twisties’ and how they affect gymnasts
July 30

Trauma surgeon discusses gun violence in Chicago

A Cook County trauma surgeon discusses the unpredictability in the ER as a result of gun violence in Chicago.
July 30
A Cook County trauma surgeon discusses the unpredictability in the ER as a result of gun violence in Chicago:"Am I going to have a day where I can take a breath...or am I going to be busy in the operating room actively trying to save people’s lives?"
July 30

Gun violence in America: Newark

Overall crime has dipped every year since 2016 in the city.
July 30
Law enforcement officers secure the area where they allegedly arrested terror suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami following a shootout in Linden, New Jersey, on September 19, 2016.
July 30

Why some states are pushing back on masks amid delta variant surge

Several states are fighting the CDC's return to stricter mask guidelines.
July 30
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks the state's response to COVID-19, Sept. 17, 2020, in Austin, Texas.
July 29

Footage shows buildings destroyed after tornado reported near Philadelphia

Aerial footage showed structures destroyed after a tornado was reported in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. There were dozens of severe weather reports on Thursday, from Illinois to New Jersey.
July 29
VIDEO: Footage shows buildings destroyed after tornado reported near Philadelphia
July 29

ABC News Live Prime: Thursday, July 29, 2021

DC inmate wins neighborhood election from inside prison; First NHL player to come out: ‘Homophobic slurs and language needs to change’; By the Numbers: Earth Overshoot Day
July 29
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Thursday, July 29, 2021
July 29

By the Numbers: Earth Overshoot Day

It’s only July, and humans have already reached the “Earth Overshoot Day” when the demand for the Earth's ecological resources exceeds what the planet can regenerate.
July 29
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Earth Overshoot Day
July 29

The Rundown: Top headlines today: July 29, 2021

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
July 29
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: July 29, 2021
July 29

First NHL player to come out: ‘Homophobic slurs and language needs to change’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with NHL prospect Luke Prokop, following his historic post about coming out, which made him the first openly gay professional hockey player.
July 29
VIDEO: First NHL player to come out: ‘Homophobic slurs and language needs to change’
July 29

Author on why Jeffrey Epstein case was a 'perversion of justice'

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with award-winning journalist Julie K. Brown about her new book "Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story" detailing her journey to help bring the story to light.
July 29
VIDEO: Author on why Jeffrey Epstein case was a 'perversion of justice'
July 29

Husband surprises wife with long-lost wedding video on 14-year anniversary

Drew Gottfried kept the secret until July 27.
July 29
Drew Gottfried surprised his wife Kayla Gottfried with their wedding video on July 27, 2021.
July 29

Biden urges states to offer $100 to people getting vaccinations

President Joe Biden called on states Thursday to provide $100 payments for newly vaccinated individuals and outlined a new vaccine policy for federal workers.
July 29
President Joe Biden called on states Thursday to provide $100 payments for newly vaccinated individuals and outlined a new vaccine policy for federal workers.
July 29

Pilot reports 'possible jet pack man' near Los Angeles

"We were looking but we did not see Iron Man," another pilot said.
July 29
People watch an Air Canada Airbus SE A320 airplane land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from a nearby park in Los Angeles, Nov. 23, 2020.
July 29

3 dead, including suspect, after Mt. Lebanon shooting

Two officers were also injured when the suspect allegedly fired on them. The suspect was found dead in his car after a chase ended in a crash.
July 29
Two officers were also injured when the suspect allegedly fired on them. The suspect was found dead in his car after a chase ended in a crash.
July 29

ABC News Update: Pfizer data show vaccine booster shots may become necessary

Plus, Sunisa Lee wins gymnastics all-around gold and HBCUs pay off debts for more than 50,000 students.
July 29
VIDEO: ABC News Update: Pfizer data show vaccine booster shots may become necessary
July 29

Colleges pledging to wipe out student debts spark a larger debate in Washington

A recent study found that Black people take out higher amounts of student loans than every other racial group.
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Sunisa Lee extends US gymnastics streak with all-around gold medal

Plus, athletes speak out in support of Simone Biles and the U.S. women’s soccer team faces a tough road ahead.
July 29
VIDEO: Sunisa Lee extends US gymnastics streak with all-around gold medal
July 29

Blinken says first Afghan interpreters to arrive in US after failed Kuwait deal

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the first Afghans who worked for the U.S. military and diplomatic missions, and are being evacuated, are headed to the U.S. Many face threats in Afghanistan.
July 29
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the first Afghans who worked for the U.S. military and diplomatic missions, and are being evacuated, are headed to the U.S. Many face threats in Afghanistan.
July 29

Vast majority of ICU patients with COVID-19 are unvaccinated: ABC News survey

Hospitals report few fully vaccinated people are sick with COVID-19 in the ICU.
July 29
Nurses transport a COVID-19 patient on a ventilator at a hospital in Mountain Home, Ark., July 8, 2021.
July 29

ABC News Live: Seventh US athlete tests positive for COVID at Tokyo Olympics

Plus, Pfizer data shows booster shots may become necessary and the Senate votes to advance a bipartisan infrastructure deal.
July 29
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Seventh US athlete tests positive for COVID at Tokyo Olympics
July 29

Gunfight, crash after man calls police to say he killed his parents

"There was no indication that he was going to turn this into a gunfight."
July 29
Police lights on a street at night.
July 29

Gun violence in America: Do something

Across the country there is a long list of ideas on how to reduce gun violence.
July 29
Police investigate the scene of a shooting in Fresno, Calif., Nov. 18, 2019.
July 28

ABC News Live Prime: Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Is Russia covering up the country’s true death toll from COVID-19?; Historically Black colleges making moves to forgive student debt; Breaking down back-to-school shopping deals
July 28
VIDEO: ABC News Live Prime: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
July 28

Breaking down back-to-school shopping deals

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with smart shopping expert Trae Bodge on tips for finding the best back-to-school deals.
July 28
VIDEO: Breaking down back-to-school shopping deals
July 28

The Rundown: Top headlines today: July 28, 2021

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines
July 28
VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: July 28, 2021
July 28

Historically Black colleges making moves to forgive student debt

ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks reports on the growing number of historically Black colleges and universities, known as HBCUs, paying off student loans as Congress considers broader debt forgiveness.
July 28
VIDEO: Historically Black colleges making moves to forgive student debt
July 28

Judge finds probable cause to charge police officer with homicide

Joseph Mensah fatally shot three men in five years while on duty.
July 28
Jay Anderson's mother, Linda Anderson, holds a sign during a Get Out The Vote rally in Chicago, Oct. 29, 2020. Jay Anderson was fatally shot by police in 2016 in Wauwatosa, Wis.
July 28

'Made in America' company creates fashionable bags out of recycled sails

“Everything is handmade. I love that we just do it ourselves,” an employee said.
July 28
Sea Bags is based in Portland, Maine, and makes summer tote bags from recycled sails.
July 28

Midwest prepares for intense severe storms, threat of derecho

A derecho moving through Iowa last year killed four people.
July 28
The leading edge of a derecho is visible as the storm approaches LaPorte, Ind., June 29, 2012.
July 28

West Virginia offering incentives to remote workers looking to move

Take an inside look at how some areas are attracting new residents as more companies embrace working remotely.
July 28
VIDEO: West Virginia offering incentives to remote workers looking to move
July 28

Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged in highly-anticipated decision

The economy is showing signs of strengthening, but economists say employment may not be back to pre-pandemic levels until the end of the decade.
July 28
VIDEO: Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged in highly-anticipated decision
July 28

Redo vote on bipartisan infrastructure deal could come Wednesday night

It’s unclear whether all Democrats are on board, but President Joe Biden said he feels confident about the plan.
July 28
VIDEO: Redo vote on bipartisan infrastructure deal could come Wednesday night
July 28

The Breakdown: Key vote on bipartisan infrastructure deal could come Wednesday night

Plus, GOP lawmakers rebel over mask mandate in the House and more cities and states offer incentives to people looking to work remotely.
July 28
VIDEO: The Breakdown: Key vote on bipartisan infrastructure deal could come Wednesday night
July 28

Another heat wave on the way for Pacific Northwest amid dozens of wildfires

The typically cool and wet region will be blanketed in extreme temperatures.
July 28
The Dixie Fire burns at night in Taylorsville, Calif., July 27, 2021.
July 28

FedEx mass shooter wanted to 'demonstrate his masculinity': FBI

The gunman thought killing people showed he was a man, the FBI said.
July 28
Police and crime scene investigators work at the site of a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 16, 2021.