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NBC Sports 30 Apr 2020

15 year old Michael Phelps makes Olympic debut in Sydney 200 butterfly

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Michael Phelps would end up holding the 200 butterfly world record for 18 years, but before that he was a 15 year old just trying to make the Olympic podium in his first taste of the national stage


A son who survived in a California national forest after his dad was shot dead by a random gunman is speaking out with his mother by his side. Ari Gersham, 45, and his 15-year-old son, Jack, were riding through Tahoe National Forest for the Fourth of July in their jeep when they stopped a stranger to ask for directions, Jack said. The gunman then opened fired out of nowhere, hitting and killing Gersham.
On a recent morning, Alex Masarik was getting the paper in his driveway, when he felt a sharp pain in one ankle. A coyote bit him, and the wild animal proceeded to bite him on his other leg. Now, the 90-year-old is getting rabies shots, just in case. And he hopes authorities can track down the coyote before it hurts anybody else. Jim Cota of the Laguna Beach Police Department told KCBS, "It is very unusual for a coyote to actually take a bite of a human."
With businesses across the country limiting the number of customers allowed on their premises, lines, as well as boring wait times, are growing. A St. Louis teen named Jack Stark saw a business opportunity, so he started a company called Stand In-Line Services. He hired his classmates to stand on queues like those at the DMV. The company charges $20 an hour for the service. "Everyone thinks it's a great idea," Jack said.
Alexis Loveraz is a teen trailblazer who is tutoring students on TikTok. The 16-year-old, who hails from the Bronx in New York, has a knack for math and he's using his time at home to help other teens study up for the SATs. On TikTok, Alexis has more than 700,000 followers from students looking for extra guidance from his one-minute video sessions. Teens all over the world, including the Philippines, are tuning in for his teachings. Inside Edition Digital's Leigh Scheps has more.

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