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Advertising rebounded strongly in the second quarter, enabling Discovery Communications to easily beat Wall Street’s estimates. Total revenue climbed 21% over the prior-year quarter, reaching $3.06 billion, as earnings per share hit $1.01. Analysts had expected revenue of $2.97 billion and earnings of 85 cents. Ad revenue in the U.S. rose 12% and the company
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UPDATED with latest schedule changes: Simone Biles will return to competition early Tuesday after bowing out of five events at the Tokyo Olympics. The Balance Beam finals are Biles’ last shot at an individual gold medal during the Tokyo Games. One of Biles’ balance beam skills is a double-twisting double backflip dismount which, given her
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UPDATED, 8:16 PM: Elite gymnast Simone Biles has pulled out another Olympic event: the individual floor exercise, scheduled for Monday. Whether she’ll compete in the balance beam event taking place Tuesday remains to be determined. USA Gymnastics confirmed the development on Saturday night, via their official Twitter account. “Simone has withdrawn from the event final
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On Saturday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 11 new deaths from Covid-19, along with 3,318 new positive cases and 1,008 hospitalizations. Public Health said that hospitalizations are up 45% since last Saturday. 23% of those currently hospitalized are in the ICU. The number of deaths and confirmed cases reported today may reflect
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“Please don’t make the Olympics into the Oscars,” Bill Maher pleaded in his show-ending New Rules monologue in tonight’s return of Real Time to HBO after a month’s break. Last April, as he reminded the audience, he said the theme of this year’s Oscar show was, “We dare you to be entertained.” Its producers, he
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