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    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency filed formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his career. (The USADA ended up stripping Armstrong of all his Tour de France titles and issued a lifetime…

    More than 10 journalists are barred from covering events this week marking the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China. Authorities are citing “security reasons" for denying their access. The Hong Kong Journalists Association said the journalists represent at least seven media outlets, including international news agencies Reuters and Agence France-Presse, as well as some local news outlets. The affected media organizations were invited to send other journalists to cover the event, though they must also meet the quarantine and testing requirements. The journalists association said the rejections undermine freedom of the press in the city. China's president is visiting the city for the anniversary of the former British colony’s return to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997.

    The European Union’s executive branch has proposed a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products as part of its plan to fight cancer. The European Commission said in a statement Wednesday that its proposal comes in response to a significant increase in the volume of such products sold across the 27-nation bloc. A recent commission study showed a 10% increase in sales of heated tobacco products in more than five member nations. The ban would not cover all vaping devices, only those delivering heated tobacco. Many e-cigarettes only contain nicotine.

    Tulsa attorney Gentner Drummond has knocked off incumbent Attorney General John O’Connor in the Republican primary in the race for Oklahoma attorney general. With no Democrat and only a Libertarian on the November ballot, Tuesday’s victory for the 58-year-old Drummond means he is almost certain to be Oklahoma’s next attorney general. The 67-year-old O’Connor was Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt’s hand-picked successor after former Attorney General Mike Hunter resigned last year. Drummond is a former fighter pilot who served eight years in the military before getting his law degree from Georgetown University and returning to Oklahoma.

      Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Gary Busey, Fred Grandy, Ian Paice, Colin Hay, Kimberlin Brown, Sharon Lawrence, Judith Hoag, Matthew Weiner, Melora Hardin, Brian D’Arcy, Kawhi Leonard and Lance Barber. 

        The latest testimony about the events surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has Donald Trump rebuffing his own security’s warnings about armed protesters in the crowd gathering for a rally near the White House. A former White House aide also tells the House committee investigating the attack that Trump desperately attempted to join his supporters as they marched to the Capitol. In her testimony Tuesday, Cassidy Hutchinson described an angry, defiant president who grabbed at the steering wheel of the presidential SUV when the Secret Service refused to allow him go to the Capitol. Trump has dismissed her as “a total phony.”

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