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Playing as the center forward for Brazil at a World Cup is one of the biggest honors in soccer and Gabriel Jesus knows all about it. He was handed Brazil's No. 9 jersey for the 2018 tournament in Russia and failed to score a goal. Jesus might yet get a second chance despite falling down the pecking order in recent years. An offseason move to Arsenal from Manchester City looks to have revitalized his career. He is now back playing as an out-and-out striker after mostly operating out wide at City and he has taken his strong preseason form into the Premier League.

Ellia Green realized as a young child that a person’s identity and a gender assigned at birth can be very different things. Some 20 years later one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning women’s rugby sevens team at the 2016 Olympics has transitioned to male. Green has kept the same name. He tells The Associated Press it was the best decision of his life. Realizing that sharing his experience could be lifesaving for others is what compelled Green to go public in a video to be shown at an international summit aimed at ending transphobia and homophobia in sport. The summit is being hosted in Ottawa as part of the Bingham Cup rugby tournament.

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The brother of retired NFL cornerback Aqib Talib turned himself in to authorities Monday after being identified by police as the suspect in the shooting death of a coach at a youth football game in Texas. Police in the Dallas-area city of Lancaster say that Yaqub Salik Talib is suspected in the Saturday night shooting that killed Michael Hickmon. Yaqub Talib’s attorney told The Associated Press that his client “regrets the tragic loss of life but self-surrendered this morning so that he may have the chance to say his side of the story.” Yaqub Talib is the brother of Aqib Talib, who announced his retirement in 2020.

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Estonia is removing a Soviet-era monument in a border town in Estonia’s Russian-speaking part with the Baltic country’s prime minister saying it represents a risk for public order. Prime Minister Kaja Kallas says that “no one wants to see our militant and hostile neighbor foment tensions in our home" and the government won't allow Russia "to use the past to disturb the peace in Estonia.” The dismantling of a replica of a Soviet tank atop a monument commemorating the Soviet soldiers who died freeing Estonia from Germany during World War II was underway Tuesday. The relocation of another Soviet war memorial, from a city park led to days of rioting in 2007.

A hospital was reportedly on lockdown early Tuesday while treating multiple victims of a shooting involving two crime scenes in in Memphis, Tennessee. A sedan was left riddled with bullet holes outside Methodist North hospital. Police also taped off the scene at a gas station several miles away where an assault rifle could be seen on the pavement near the pumps. WREG reported that at least seven victims were being treated and that the hospital began allowing people to leave shortly before 3 a.m.

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A Chinese navy vessel has arrived at a Beijing-built port in southern Sri Lanka after its port call was earlier delayed due to apparent security concerns raised by India. The Yuan Wang 5 sailed into the Hambantota port Tuesday. Sri Lanka described the vessel as a “scientific research ship,” but there are fears in India that the vessel could be used to surveil the region, with multiple media reports calling it a “dual-use spy ship.” For more than a decade, Sri Lanka’s strategic location in the Indian Ocean and along one of the busiest shipping routes has seen both India and China vie for influence. Hambantota port was handed back to Beijing after it failed to generate enough revenue to pay back the Chinese loan.

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Authorities say a Miami-Dade police officer was critically wounded and an armed robbery suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire during a car chase. Officials say the suspect smashed his vehicle into a police cruiser and another car while trying to flee Monday night following a reported armed robbery near the Liberty City neighborhood. Police say “an altercation ensued and shots were fired.” The suspect died at the scene. The officer is hospitalized in critical condition. TV news footage showed a line of police cars outside the hospital where the officer was being treated.

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Democrats have pulled off a quiet first in legislation passed this month: the creation of a tax targeting stock buybacks. The bill includes a new 1% excise tax on companies’ purchases of their own shares, a tactic that companies have long used to return cash to investors and bolster their stock’s price. Democrats say that instead of buying back shares, big companies should use the money to increase employees’ wages or invest in their business. But is that likely to happen with the tax? Some experts are skeptical. The tax on stock buybacks is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.

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China is imposing visa bans and other sanctions on Taiwanese political figures as it raises pressure on the island and the U.S. in response to successive congressional visits. The Chinese Communist Party office that announced the sanctions says they're designed to punish diehard supporters of Taiwanese independence. The measures apply to Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the U.S. and others, but it's unclear whether they will have any impact. China considers self-governed Taiwan to be its territory. It held military exercises recently that including firing missiles over the island. It announced more drills Monday without offering further details. The U.S. says China is seeking to erode the status quo with its provocative response to recent congressional visits to the island.

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President Joe Biden is preparing to sign Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill. It's the “final piece” of the president's pared-down domestic agenda as he aims to boost his party’s standing with voters ahead of midterm elections. The legislation includes the biggest federal investment ever to fight climate change — some $375 billion over a decade. It also caps prescription drug costs at $2,000 out-of-pocket annually for Medicare recipients, and helps an estimated 13 million Americans pay for health care insurance by extending subsidies provided during the coronavirus pandemic. The measure is paid for in part by new taxes on large companies.

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Kenya is calm a day after Deputy President William Ruto was declared the winner of the narrow presidential election over longtime opposition figure Raila Odinga. The vote has been closely watched in the East African country that has been crucial to regional stability. There were protests by Odinga supporters in some cities Monday night after chaos around the declaration as a majority of electoral commissioners alleged the process was “opaque.” Those commissioners were appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta last year. They gave no details about their sudden objection after an election widely seen as the most transparent ever in Kenya. The country was calm on Tuesday.

Police in Germany say that one person has died and nine were seriously injured after a self-driving test car veered into oncoming traffic. It triggered a series of collisions involving four vehicles Monday afternoon. A spokesman for police in the southwestern town of Reutlingen said Tuesday that the electric BMW iX with five people on board swerved out of its lane at a bend in the road. It brushed an oncoming Citroen and then crashed head-on into a Mercedes-Benz van resulting in the death of a 33-year-old passenger in that vehicle. Police said it was unclear whether the 43-year-old driver at the wheel of the BMW test car was actively steering the vehicle at the time of the crash.

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Bill Gates has called for South Korea to further step up in international efforts to prevent infectious diseases like COVID-19 as he stressed the need for the world to be better prepared for the next pandemic. Gates was speaking to South Korea's National Assembly on Tuesday. He noted South Korea’s strength in public health and vaccine manufacturing and praised the country’s help toward getting COVID-19 vaccines to lower-income nations. Gates later met leaders of the SK business group to discuss cooperation on health projects. SK Bioscience produces COVID-19 vaccines and has received funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop nasal sprays to help prevent coronavirus infections.

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Local officials say a fire at an ammunition storage site on Crimea left two people injured. It comes a week after a series of explosion at an air base on the peninsula annexed from Ukraine by Russia. Russian media reported that the blaze and a series of explosions rattled the village of Mayskoye in the Dzhankoi district of Crimea early Tuesday. The Russian Defense Ministry said a fire erupted at a “site for temporary storage of ammunition of one of the military units.” Ukrainian authorities haven’t yet commented on the incident.

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A group of German air force fighter jets neared Singapore in a marathon bid to fly them some 8,000 miles to Southeast Asia in just 24 hours. The exercise comes at a time of tensions between China and the U.S. and its allies over Taiwan and demonstrates the ability for a European nation to move air power quickly to the region. The six Eurofighter jets are accompanied by four transport aircraft and three tankers. They made stops along the way for refueling, inspection and rotations of pilots. Germany’s air force, the Luftwaffe, said one of the jets was fixed in the Middle East on Tuesday and another was held back.

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Iran says it has submitted a “written response” to what has been described as a final roadmap to restore its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency offered no details Tuesday on the substance of it response, but suggested that Tehran still wouldn’t take the European Union-mediated proposal, despite warnings there would be no more negotiations. Tehran under hard-line President Ebrahim Raisi has repeatedly tried to blame Washington for the delay in reaching an accord. Monday was reported to have been a deadline for their response. An EU spokesperson said Tuesday that it had received Iran's response. The EU has been the go-between in the indirect talks.

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India’s top court is expected to take up a government plea to settle issues that led to the national soccer federation’s suspension by FIFA and the possible loss of its hosting rights for the Under-17 Women’s World Cup in October. FIFA's decision to suspended the All India Football Federation follows the Supreme Court of India's appointment of a three-member Committee of Administrators to manage the affairs of the soccer federation and to conduct elections under a new constitution by the end of August. A top government law officer has urged the court to take up the matter urgently.

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The Nashville Predators Foundation is teaming up on an event offering people gift cards, preseason vouchers and giveaways if they turn in guns to the police. The team says its foundation is partnering on the event Saturday at Greater Revelations Missionary Baptist Church. People can give guns to the Metro Nashville Police Department there with no questions asked. They can also drop off unused or expired medication, which police will destroy. Seven Gift Card for Guns days since 2011 have seen 658 firearms turned in. It’s the first year the Preds Foundation has been involved. Predators Vice President of Community Relations Rebecca King expressed hope that the initiative would make the community safer.

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The United States and South Korea will begin their biggest combined military training in years next week in the face of an increasingly aggressive North Korea. Pyongyang has been ramping up weapons tests and threats of nuclear conflict against Seoul and Washington. The South’s military said Tuesday the drills underscore Washington and Seoul’s commitment to restore large-scale training. They had canceled some of their regular drills and downsized others to computer simulations in recent years to create space for diplomacy with Pyongyang and because of COVID-19 concerns. The drills will almost surely draw an angry reaction from North Korea, which describes all allied trainings as invasion rehearsal.

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