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Ledecky wins Olympic gold in women’s 1,500-meter freestyle

Plus: $2M Powerball ticket sold in Germantown; Man charged with threatening Fauci

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Ledecky wins gold in women’s 1,500-meter freestyle

Katie Ledecky of Bethesda captured a historic gold medal on a night that featured one Olympic race she would prefer to forget and another she’ll always remember.

The first time women have raced the 1,500-meter freestyle on an Olympic stage, Ledecky easily won the event’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Games. [Washington Post]

$2M Powerball ticket sold in Germantown

A Powerball ticket sold in Germantown won $2 million in a drawing on Saturday.

As of Monday, the winner had not claimed the prize. [Maryland Lottery]

Man charged with threatening Fauci

A 56-year-old man has been charged with threatening to harm Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, and Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.

The criminal complaint, made public Tuesday, accused Thomas Patrick Connally Jr. of sending emails detailing the ways in which the leading health experts and their families would die. [Washington Post]

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