US Census 2020 reveals first EVER drop in white population while Americans are fleeing rural spots for big cities

THE US Census has revealed the first-ever drop in the white population while Americans flee rural areas and head to big cities. The population of Americans identifying as white dropped 8.6 percent from 2010 to 2020, from 223.6million to 204.3million. Last year's Census also logged the number of people identifying as white drop below 60 percent for the first time.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Chris Rattue – New Zealand’s best-ever Olympian? Why it’s not Lisa Carrington (or Sophie Pascoe)

OPINION: Social media is ablaze again, with allegedly indignant punters claiming that Sophie Pascoe is being ignored in the greatest Olympian debate, one fired by Lisa Carrington’s Tokyo medal haul. Paralympic swimming legend Pascoe has nine gold medals and six silvers. Olympic canoe legend Lisa Carrington has (at the time of writing) five gold medals and one bronze. That anyone

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Tokyo 2020: Dina Asher-Smith returns for 4x100m relay after injury as GB set new British record in brilliant run

DINA ASHER-SMITH returned from injury brilliantly as Team GB romped into the women's 4x100m relay final by winning their heat in a British record. The Brits beat the USA into second in their Tokyo 2020 heat – with Jamaica also qualifying for Friday's medal showdown in third, despite a sloppy change-over. British 100m record-holder Asher-Smith told the BBC: "There was

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Tokyo 2020: Team GB's Hector Pardoe worried he would 'LOSE EYE' after elbow to the face knocked him out of marathon swim

TEAM GB swimmer Hector Pardoe worried he would lose an EYE after an elbow to the face prematurely ended his Olympics. The 20-year-old, who swims 90km per week in training, was knocked out of the men's marathon swim after a collision in the water. The marathon swimmer was sitting in the top 15 with around 2km to go of the

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 (August 4): New Zealand athletes and events in action, how to watch in NZ, live streaming

After winning two golds yesterday, Lisa Carrington is back on the water to begin her campaign for another while Rio medallist Lydia Ko hits the course in Tokyo. Here’s all you need to know about today’s action (Wednesday, 4 August). Kiwis in action today Rio silver medallist Lydia Ko begins her Tokyo campaign with the first round of the women’s

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: New Zealand trampolinist Dylan Schmidt wins bronze

Dylan Schmidt has won New Zealand’s first Olympic medal in trampoline gymnastics, his bronze tonight in Tokyo coming after a dramatic final in which several athletes struggled to finish their routines. The 24-year-old qualified third for the final behind Belarusian Uladzilsau Hancharou, the reigning Olympic champion, and his countryman 20-year-old Ivan Litvinovich, and Schmidt was in the silver medal position

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Tokyo 2020: Alex Yee bags brilliant triathlon silver medal for Team GB after stunning race but despair for Brownlee

ALEX YEE had to settle for triathlon silver at the Tokyo Olympics – after a shambolic false start by HALF of the field. The 23-year-old from Lewisham – selected ahead of the defending champion Alistair Brownlee – was unable to win a third successive title for Britain in this event. Daring Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt took off with 1km left and

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Day 2 LIVE RESULTS: Team GB Women's Hockey vs Germany, Jade Jones updates – full schedule

THE Olympics are underway – and we're looking ahead to Day 2 in Toyko. It was a terrific opening day of action on Saturday, although Geraint Thomas was once again luckless as he crashed out of the men's road race. The 234km race was eventually won by Ecuador's Richard Carapaz, picking up the country's second ever gold medal. And here's

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 (July 25): New Zealand athletes and events in action, how to watch in NZ, live streaming

Write yourself a note New Zealand – the nation will have its first big medal chance of the Tokyo Olympics when Lewis Clareburt takes the pool at 1.30pm for the 400m Individual Medley final. Also in action today include a couple of 2016 medalists, and two teams gunning for medals in this edition. Here’s all you need to know about

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