☀August 5: US routs Australia to go for hoops gold, Louis C.K. back on the road

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United States’s Jayson Tatum (10) shoots around Australia’s Jock Landale (13) during men’s basketball semifinal game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Good morning! It’s Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️. US routs Australia 97-78, to play for more basketball gold

United States’s Jayson Tatum (10) shoots around Australia’s Jock Landale (13) during men’s basketball semifinal game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

2. Immigrant detentions soar along border

Immigration detainee Alexander Martinez speaks during an interview with The Associated Press inside the Winn Correctional Center in Winnfield, La., Friday, July 30, 2021. Since the end of February, the number of detainees has more than doubled, to nearly 27,000 as of July 22. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

3. Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine expected to receive full FDA approval by Labor Day, report says

FILE – In this Dec. 15, 2020, file photo, a droplet falls from a syringe after a health care worker was injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Providence, R.I. Genesis Healthcare, the nation’s largest nursing home operator which has 70,000 employees at nearly 400 nursing homes and senior communities, told its workers this week they will have to get COVID-19 vaccinations to keep their jobs — a possible shift in an industry that has largely rejected compulsory measures for fear of triggering an employee exodus that could worsen already dangerous staffing shortages. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

4. ‘Lol at all of this’: $28 Sam Adams beer found on menu at New York airport

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📱 [Trending] this morning

Derailed by #MeToo, comedian Louis C.K. announces comeback tour

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 18: Creator/writer/actor Louis C.K. speaks onstage during the ‘Louie’ panel discussion at the FX Networks portion of the Television Critics Association press tour at Langham Hotel on January 18, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

📅 What we’re watching

🔴 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games continue.

🔴 President Biden signs bill awarding Congressional gold medals to U.S. Capitol police officers.

🔴Tony Bennett performs in New York for last time, teaming up with Lady Gaga.

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