Josie Fischels

If not for the kindness of a stranger, Jamaican hurdler Hansle Parchment may not be a Tokyo Olympic gold medalist today.

The 31-year-old athlete took the wrong bus on the day of his semifinal race. Distracted while listening to music, he didn't realize what was happening until it was too late.

"By the time I looked up, I realized, 'No, this bus is going the wrong way.' I'm not familiar with these surroundings," he said in a video posted on his Instagram.

Palm Beach County, Fla., has asked 440 students to quarantine just two days into the school year, after 51 students and faculty had confirmed cases on COVID-19.

LGBT adults living in the U.S. are nearly twice as likely to be experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic than non-LGBT adults, according to new survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Updated August 12, 2021 at 8:08 AM ET

"People will come, Ray," actor James Earl Jones says in the 1989 movie Field of Dreams. "People will most definitely come."

Iowan Nick Bergus remembers being forced to abandon the family sedan in the middle of a state park and trekking a half mile with his wife and daughter over fallen trees and broken branches. The scene left by the 2020 Midwest derecho was "apocalyptic," he says.

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