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Why some Olympians restrict their blood flow to train better

Why some Olympians restrict their blood flow to train better

Restricting your blood flow sounds like a dangerous thing to do, but it’s exactly what some Olympians, athletes, and surgery and physical therapy patients have done to strengthen their muscles and speed up recovery. The origins of this practice go back to 1966, when — while sitting on his heels during a Japanese temple ceremony…MORE

Michigan father rushed into burning home to save his twin 18-month-old daughters

Michigan father rushed into burning home to save his twin 18-month-old daughters

When Ray Lucas and his girlfriend Shi’Ann Brown returned after a trip to the corner store to pick up milk, they found their Michigan home engulfed in flames — and their twin daughters were trapped inside. His mother, who had been watching the 18-month-old girls, was panicking on the front yard in Eastpointe, Michigan, and…MORE

The pandemic turning point the White House didn’t want

The pandemic turning point the White House didn’t want

President Joe Biden is tired of wearing a mask. Stepping into the East Room on Thursday, his face covered in black surgical fabric for the first time in weeks, the President made no attempt to disguise his disappointment at returning to the most charged symbol of the pandemic era. “In a significant part of the…MORE

What you need to know about the Delta variant if you’re pregnant

What you need to know about the Delta variant if you’re pregnant

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is dominating cases worldwide, and health officials in some countries are sounding alarm over its impact on pregnant women. Several of England’s top health officials issued a joint statement on Friday urging pregnant women to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. They pointed to new data showing that 98% of expectant…MORE

Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles withdraws from vault and uneven bars finals at Tokyo Olympics

Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles withdraws from vault and uneven bars finals at Tokyo Olympics

Simone Biles will not compete in the Olympics finals for two of the four individual women’s gymnastics events, vault and the uneven bars, USA Gymnastics said. Biles, arguably the world’s greatest gymnast, has pulled back from Olympic competition in Tokyo to focus on her mental health. The 24-year-old explained in a series of Instagram posts…MORE

White House frustrated with ‘hyperbolic’ and ‘irresponsible’ Delta variant coverage, sources say

White House frustrated with ‘hyperbolic’ and ‘irresponsible’ Delta variant coverage, sources say

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. The White House is frustrated with what it views as alarmist, and in some instances flat-out misleading, news coverage about the Delta variant. That’s according to two senior Biden administration officials I spoke with Friday,…MORE

More than 100 motorists were stranded after a mudslide onto an interstate in Colorado

More than 100 motorists were stranded after a mudslide onto an interstate in Colorado

More than 100 motorists were stranded after mudslides shut down a major interstate in Colorado, officials said Friday. The incident occurred Thursday night after debris from the burn scars around the location of the Grizzly Creek Fire — which burned more than 32,000 acres last August — poured onto I-70 near the Hanging Lake Tunnel…MORE

As Covid-19 cases surge in Florida, governor says parents should decide whether their children wear masks to school

As Covid-19 cases surge in Florida, governor says parents should decide whether their children wear masks to school

While Covid-19 cases are once again surging in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday directing the state’s health and education departments to issue rules preventing the implementation of school mask mandates. The order comes in response to “several Florida school boards considering or implementing mask mandates,” the governor’s office said, and is…MORE

Biden nominates Khizr Khan, a Gold Star father and Trump critic, to religious freedom post
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Biden nominates Khizr Khan, a Gold Star father and Trump critic, to religious freedom post

President Joe Biden announced Friday that he was appointing Khizr Khan, a Gold Star father who drew then-candidate Donald Trump’s ire when he spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Khan, who endorsed Biden in 2020, said in 2016 that Trump “sacrificed nothing and no one,”…MORE

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Steve Talks with Tommy Shaw of Styx!

Steve Talks with Tommy Shaw of Styx!

Steve Gorman Rocks! Interview with Tommy Shaw Steve’s talked with Tommy Shaw about Styx‘s first new album in 4 years, ‘Crash of the Crown’! Hear about the secret hidden Easter eggs on the album cover, stories of how Styx’s greatest hits were pieced together, and so much more! Check out a piece of the video interview here and audio…

Steve Talks with Nancy Wilson of Heart!

Steve Talks with Nancy Wilson of Heart!

Steve Gorman Rocks! Interview Steve had the chance to catch up with singer and guitarist Nancy Wilson of Heart! She was excited to get a call from Steve, but not as excited as when Eddie Van Halen called and played her a song on his guitar. Hey, Steve tried for a drum solo on the…

Steve Talks with Van Halen Bassist Michael Anthony!

Steve Talks with Van Halen Bassist Michael Anthony!

Steve Gorman Rocks! Interview Steve got the chance to catch up with Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony on Friday! Michael reminisced on the first time he heard Sammy Hagar sing, immediately realizing Van Halen had a new frontman. He talked about his work with superbands Chickenfoot and The Circle, and looked back on Van Halen’s worldwide dominance!

Steve Talks with Sammy Hagar!

Steve Talks with Sammy Hagar!

Steve Gorman Rocks! Interview Steve had the chance to catch up with the Red Rocker himself, Sammy Hagar! They chatted about the moment Sammy “became the leader” of Van Halen, reminisced about Eddie Van Halen and his legacy, and talked about how different it was recording an album during a pandemic. Sammy’s current band The…

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