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Landlords across much of the country can now evict tenants who have fallen behind on their rent. That's because a federal ban on evictions expired over the weekend.

"It's devastating," said Safiya Kitwana, a single mom with two teenage kids living in DeKalb County, Georgia. She lost her job during the pandemic. And like 7 million other Americans, has fallen behind on rent.

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Let's discuss this now with Vivek Murthy, the surgeon general of the United States. Surgeon general, welcome back to the program.

VIVEK MURTHY: Well, thanks so much, Steve. It's good to be with you this morning.

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Good morning. I'm Sarah McCammon.

British diver Tom Daley won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. He plans on taking really good care of it.

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Growing up in Havana, Cuba, Mario García was a well-known child actor. That all changed in 1962 when he fled as a refugee under Fidel Castro's regime. Although he put his acting career aside then, he was later able to pass along his passion for acting to his grandson, Maximilian.

Mario was about 10 years old the first time he ever stepped on set, he told Max during a conversation at StoryCorps earlier this month.

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