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  1. The 25-year-old runner finished in a time of 2:14:04 on Sunday, beating the previous record set by Britain's Paula Radcliffe in 2003 by 81 seconds.
  2. Combining skills of unprecedented difficulty with flawless execution, the 22-year-old surpassed Vitaly Scherbo's record 23 world medals won in the 1990s. Biles copped five golds at the championships.
  3. The U.S. will pull hundreds of troops amid air strikes and gunfire from Turkish-backed forces. "We're preparing, waiting for the order," a U.S. official close to the troops on the ground told NPR.
  4. Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was shot early Saturday morning after police in Texas responded to a neighbor's nonemergency call upon seeing her front door open. Community activists are demanding answers.
  5. The Customs and Border Protection agency says it is doing its best to reduce impact to the environment and tribal citizens. Conservationists and Native Tribes in the area are not appeased.
  6. Typhoon Hagibus has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were mobilized across the country to rescue people after the storm made landfall on Saturday.
  7. The New Jersey senator and presidential hopeful says Congress must take action. "Politics be damned. I have a job to do, which is to hold the executive accountable and we should be doing that."
  8. Heading into a fourth day of military attacks on northern Syria, Turkish officials say forces have captured Ras al-Ayn and several surrounding villages. But reports indicate fighting continues.
  9. The typhoon, which has now passed to the northeast of Tokyo, was the largest to hit Japan in 61 years, since the 1958 Kanogawa Typhoon that killed more than 1,200 people.
  10. Accompanied by pacesetters and an electric car, the Kenyan runner set a record Saturday that was long considered not humanly possible. He clocked in at 1:59:40 on crossing the finish line in Austria.