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What’s going on today:
- 3 Wuhan lab workers were sick enough to be hospitalized in November 2019, triggering calls for a larger probe into COVID-19 lab origin possibility: WSJ. The Wuhan Institute of Virology hasn’t released raw data or lab records on its work with coronaviruses in bats but called the Journal report “complete lies.”
- The “Warren Buffet of Japan” cools on the Olympics. Masayoshi Son, the CEO of SoftBank and the 2nd-richest person in Japan, joins the growing chorus of voices calling to cancel the Tokyo Olympics. Currently, more than 80% of people want the Olympics to be postponed or canceled. On what authority is it being forced through?” Son wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
- Belarusian authorities diverted a passenger jet and forced it to land, then arrested a journalist on board. The plane from Athens to Lithuania was diverted after a bogus bomb threat. When it landed, Minsk authorities arrested a journalist on the flight.
- An Olympic gymnast came out of a 9-year retirement to compete in the US Classic after having two kids and ahead of her 33rd birthday. 32-year-old Chellsie Memmel, a 2005 world all-around champion and a 2008 Olympic Games silver medalist, retired from the sport in 2012.
- A Florida doctor died of COVID-19 complications in January. He left his baseball card collection, which includes a 1933 Babe Ruth card, to his family. It’s expected to fetch at least $5 million at auction.
That’s all for now. See you tomorrow.
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