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They had to start this thing somehow. A muted and semi-restrained Opening Ceremony began the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games Friday morning, for the first time broadcast live in the early hours in the U.S. by NBC (an abridged replay will air at 7:30 p.m. EDT/4:30 p.m. PDT). Nowhere near as bombastic as ceremonies from London or Beijing, but still struggling to find the right tone, the Tokyo opener will be less remembered for its spectacle and more for the pandemic environment in which it aired. The International Olympic Committee is trying to use the ceremony – and the Games themselves – as a step into the future, but the opening pageant was a muddled, controversial…

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Homeowners with certain federal loans will be able to get reduced monthly principal and interest payments.Currently, borrowers with federally backed mortgages can delay payments for up to 18 months.WASHINGTON – The Biden administration announced Friday it is putting in place new loan modifications and payment reductions to help homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments during the coronavirus pandemic.The modifications are aimed at staving off a wave of foreclosures and will allow homeowners with federally backed mortgages to extend the life of their loans and reduce their interest rates. The measures will apply to those who cannot afford to resume their monthly mortgage payments.According…

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Lance Bass is lending his support to Britney Spears as she battles against her conservatorship. The ‘NSYNC alum, 42, spoke with “Real Housewives” star Heather Dubrow on her podcast Friday about his relationship with the pop star, 39.”I haven’t spoken to her for years. We’ve been kept away from each other for quite a while,” Bass alleged. “I don’t know exactly what she needs but I do know that she, to me — [from] what I see — is sane enough to pick her own people.””I believe that she needs to be away from the dad,” he continued. “She needs to…

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Now maladministration has been found in stage one of the PHSO investigation, stage two will look at whether an injustice has taken place for the complainants.If it is found there was an injustice that has not already been remedied, which is not guaranteed, then there is a third step.The PHSO can then make recommendations to put things right.It cannot recommend the DWP reimburse “lost” pensions, or revert the state pension age back to 60.

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The two-bed apartment in Benalmadena was just a stone’s throw from the beach and instantly became the frontrunner.However, listed at £204,000, Chris and Jacqueline hoped to negotiate with the vendor to bring the price further down to their budget.The pair offered £170,000 for the apartment, insisting it needed work doing to it for them to make the most of it.The vendor would only go as low as £187,000, however, and with the couple refusing to budge, Chris and Jacqueline left Spain empty-handed.A Place in the Sun airs weekdays at 3pm on Channel 4.

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The Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremonies did not skimp out on the pageantry, even as the parade of nations was a bit more socially distant than usual and there were no actual fans in the stands.As the Games celebrated unity around the globe, more than 1,800 drones took to the Tokyo skies and formed the rotating Earth above Olympic Stadium.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMThe maneuvers awed fans on social media.While competitions have already been ongoing in Japan, the official opening ceremonies took place Friday night. Thousands of athletes gathered in Tokyo to march at the parade of nations.…

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The Tokyo Olympics officially begin Friday with the opening ceremony in Japan.U.S. flag-bearers are Sue Bird (women’s basketball) and Eddy Alvarez (baseball).Roughly 200 members of U.S. delegation expected to march.TOKYO — The Olympics are officially here. The Tokyo 2020 Summer Games started with the opening ceremony, which aired live in the U.S. on Friday on NBC one day shy of when it was originally scheduled to take place in 2020. NBC will re-air the event later Friday (7:30 p.m. ET). About 950 spectators, mostly dignitaries — such as first lady Jill Biden — and journalists, will be at Olympic Stadium for the subdued festivities. More than 200 athletes, led by…

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Five months after he was filmed using a racial slur, Morgan Wallen says he was “just ignorant” about his language.The country star sat down for an interview with Michael Strahan on Friday’s “Good Morning America” — his first since the incident, which resulted in his removal from radio rotation, awards show ballots and streaming playlists.”I think I was just ignorant about it,” Wallen said of his use of the slur. “I don’t think I sat down and was, like, ‘Hey, is this right or is this wrong?'”On February 2, TMZ posted a video taken by one of Wallen’s neighbors in front of…

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Republicans in the House and Senate proposed a measure on Wednesday that would revoke federal funding for colleges that provide the abortion pill. The bill “would be another important step in the right direction to help save the lives of the unborn and to protect the safety of our girls,” Rep. Mary Mill, R-Ill., said during a press conference on Capitol Hill.She, along with Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, and Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., proposed the legislation as Congress deliberates over what’s included in the federal budget for next year. Titled the “Protecting Life on College Campus Act of 2021,” the bill would…

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