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Britney Spears's new lawyer files to remove her father as conservator of finances
News/Entertainment: A lawyer for Britney Spears has asked a Los Angeles court to remove her father as conservator of her roughly $60-million estate following the pop singer's allegations that he had used the arrangement to mistreat her.
Prosecutors air claims that R. Kelly had sexual contact with underage boy
News/Entertainment: Federal prosecutors in R. Kelly's sex trafficking case say he had sexual contact with an underage boy in addition to girls, and the government wants jurors in his upcoming sex trafficking trial to hear those claims.
New York City will require its workers to get vaccinated or be tested weekly for COVID-19
News/World: New York City will require all of its municipal workers — including teachers and police officers — to get coronavirus vaccines by mid-September or face weekly COVID-19 testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.
Pink offers to pay bikini bottoms fine for Norwegian beach handball team
Sports: U.S. pop singer Pink has offered to pay a fine handed out to the Norwegian female beach handball team for wearing shorts instead of the required bikini bottoms at the European Beach Handball Championships in Bulgaria last week.
World Bank, COVAX unveil plan to speed vaccine supplies to developing countries
News/World: The World Bank and the COVAX global vaccine distribution program unveiled on Monday a financing mechanism to speed the supply of doses to developing countries, where COVID-19 inoculation rates lag far behind those of richer nations.
Tensions in Tunisia after president suspends parliament
News/World: Troops surrounded Tunisia's parliament and blocked its speaker from entering Monday after the president suspended the legislature and fired the prime minister following nationwide protests over the country's economic troubles and coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Monday
News/World: Thailand reported a record number of coronavirus cases on Monday, while Malaysia has notched up more than one million infections, as the virulent delta variant carves a deadly path through Southeast Asia — now a global epicentre for the virus.
Residential schools: How the U.S. and Canada share a troubling history
News/World: When it comes to residential schools, the U.S. and Canada share a disturbing history. In fact, their assimilation systems were developed in tandem. Now some Americans, disturbed by news from Canada of unmarked burial sites, have launched a probe into the legacy of schools in their country.
Robert Moses, prominent U.S. civil rights activist, dies at 86
News/World: Moses worked to dismantle segregation as the Mississippi field director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the civil rights movement and was central to the 1964 "Freedom Summer," in which hundreds of students went to the U.S. South to register voters.
Tunisia president sacks PM, freezes parliament amid violent unrest across the country
News/World: Tunisia's president said on Sunday he was dismissing the prime minister and freezing parliament in a major escalation of political feuding in the democratic country following protests in several cities.
'Unusually large meteor' briefly lights up southern Norway
News/World: An "unusually large meteor" briefly lit up southern Norway on Sunday, creating a spectacular sound and light display as it rumbled across the sky, and a bit of it may have hit Earth, possibly not far from the capital, Oslo, experts said.
German Olympic gymnastics team, tired of 'sexualization,' wears unitards
Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Gymnastics: For decades, female gymnasts have worn bikini-cut leotards. In qualifying on Sunday, however, the German team instead wore unitards that stretched to their ankles, intending to push back against sexualization of women in gymnastics.
Belgians reeling after more heavy flooding rips apart streets, washes away cars
News/World: The town of Dinant, Belgium, was cleaning up on Sunday after its heaviest floods in decades the previous day turned streets into torrential streams that washed away cars and pavement but did not kill anyone.
Syrian table tennis star makes historic debut as youngest Olympian at Tokyo Games
Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Table Tennis: Syria's Hend Zaza, already the youngest competitor at the Tokyo Games, entered the record books on Saturday after becoming the youngest competitor in Olympic table tennis history.
Brazilian protesters call for impeachment of Bolsonaro for 2nd time in a month
News/World: Protesters took to the streets in several Brazilian cities on Saturday to demand the impeachment of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, whose popularity has fallen in recent weeks amid corruption scandals against the backdrop of the pandemic.