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L.A. County Sheriff to Release Tiger Woods Crash Report

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The golf star was injured during an accident in February when his vehicle went off the road and crashed onto a hillside.

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  • Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva gave updates on the investigation into Woods’ crash at a conference Wednesday morning. The investigation was completed last week, but details were being withheld due to privacy concerns.
  • According to CNN, Woods was driving in an SUV 26 miles outside of L.A. on February 23rd when around 7 pm his vehicle approached a curve in the road. The Sheriff indicated that Woods meant to hit the brakes but apparently stepped on the gas pedal instead. The black box recovered from the car revealed no braking had occurred and that Woods was traveling at speeds up to 87 mph in a 45 mph zone.
  • The crash developed when Woods struck a highway sign, causing him to cross the center divider and veer off the road. The car continued for a distance through shrubbery until it hit a tree at approx. 75 mph, sending it airborne before landing.
  • Woods suffered cuts to his face and severe injuries to his right leg. When authorities found Woods, he appeared “dazed and confused,” with no recollection of the crash or that he was driving. Capt. James Powers stated that Woods was not under any medication or drinking at the time of the crash.
  • This is not the first car-related incident Woods has been involved in. In 2009, Woods crashed his car into a fire hydrant outside his home, knocking him unconscious. In 2017, Woods was arrested after police found him asleep at the wheel on the side of the road with his car was still running. He blamed the incident on prescription meds and pleaded guilty to reckless driving.

Following the crash, Woods spent weeks in the hospital and is now recovering at his Florida home. Doctors predict he will have a long road to recovery, and Woods had not spent a year away from golf since he began playing when he was 16 years old.

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Olympics: Simone Biles out of team gymnastics final ‘due to medical issue,’ officials say

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((BREAKING NEWS))

Biles withdrew due to a medical issue, according to a statement from USA Gymnastics.

“She will be assessed daily to determine medical clearance for future competitions,” officials said in the statement.

The four-time Olympic gold medalist competed in Team USA’s first rotation on vault Tuesday, bailing out of her Amanar and only completing a 1.5 twist on a 2.5-twisting Yurchenko, then taking a big stumble backward on the landing.

She scored a 13.766 and was seen walking off the floor with her bag and a trainer.

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U.S. and Other Nations Condemn Cuba for Arresting Protesters

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Alongside twenty other countries, the United States asked Cuban leaders to “respect the universal rights and freedoms of the Cuban people, including the free flow of information to all Cubans.”

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  • The countries which signed this joint statement include Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Guatemala, Greece, Honduras, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Republic of Korea, and Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other foreign ministers condemned Cuba’s mass arrests and asked island leaders to restore internet access.
  • In the document, foreign leaders declared that Cubans exercised “universal freedoms of expression and assembly.” In addition, they stated the islanders could do so, as written in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They also called for the regime to release those arrested so far.

“The international community will not waver in its support of the Cuban people and all those who stand up for the basic freedoms all people deserve,” the document reads.

  • On July 11, Cubans across the island began demonstrations to call for the end of the 62-year communist regime. Instead of listening to citizens’ cries for help, Cuba President Miguel Díaz-Canel urged government supporters, the military, and police to stop the protesters with violence; it has resulted in the disappearances and deaths of hundreds of Cubans, and also the unjust trials of many. To ensure other countries did not intervene, he also restricted the internet from its people and forced citizens to participate in a rally to support communism.
  • Since protests began in Cuba, exiles in the United States have urged U.S. President Joe Biden to act on behalf of the demonstrators. After some push from Cuban-Americans and politicians alike, Biden decided he would use the Global Magnitsky Act to sanction Cuban military head Alvaro Lopez Miera and the Black Wasps for human rights violations. Doing so would freeze their assets and block them from entering the United States. Pres. Biden is also continuing to find ways to restore web access on the island.

Sec. Blinken additionally wrote in the statement that the U.S. will continue aiding Cuba in its fight for independence. “This joint statement demonstrates that the Cuban people are not alone in their aspirations,” stated Blinken.

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‘Insecure’ star Issa Rae marries Louis Diame in the South of France

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Issa Rae married her fiancé, Louis Diame, in a private ceremony in the South of France this weekend.

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  • The “Insecure” star and co-creator, 36, confirmed the news Monday on her Instagram.

“A) Impromptu photo shoot in a custom @verawang dress. B) My girls came to help me, but they all coincidentally had on the same dress! They were sooooo embarrassed. C) Then I took a few flicks with Somebody’s Husband,” she joked.

  • In the photos, Rae posed in a custom, strapless Vera Wang gown along with a floor-length veil and a bouquet of neutral-colored roses. Her businessman husband, for his part, wore a red velvet suit by Dolce & Gabbana.  Rae also shared picture of her five bridesmaids in matching mauve dresses. Each of them held miniature versions of the bride’s rose bouquet.
  • The photos were geo-tagged at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, a French commune overlooking the Ligurian Sea.  Engagement rumors sparked in early 2019 when Rae wore a giant diamond ring on the cover of Essence. Reps for Rae wouldn’t comment on the relationship at the time, but her “Insecure” co-stars confirmed the news shortly after.
Congratulations to the newly weds!

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