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Caeleb Dressel in Tokyo. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images

American swimmer Caeleb Dressel snagged his second gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics Thursday, winning the men's 100-meter freestyle race and setting a new Olympic record.

The big picture: It's his first individual Olympic gold of his career. He won gold earlier this week in the men's 4x100m medley relay, and brought home two gold medals for relays in Rio.

  • He is set to swim in two more individual races and likely multiple relays in the coming days.
  • Australia's Kyle Chalmers won the silver in Thursday's 100m freestyle race and Russian Kliment Kolesnikov took the bronze.

Go deeper: Caeleb Dressel could join the ranks of Olympic swimming legends in Tokyo

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Tampa Bay makes a big splash in the Keys' Swim for Alligator Lighthouse

The Alligator Reef Lighthouse. Photo: Brenda Altmeier/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Tampa Bay dominated the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse over the weekend.

  • The 8-mile open-water swim in the waters of Islamorada raises college scholarship funds for Keys students interested in competitive swimming.
  • The yearly race also raises money to restore the 148-year-old Alligator Reef Lighthouse and other aging Keys lighthouses.

Our winners: Connor Signorin, 29, of Tampa, beat out more than 460 participants to finish in a little over three hours — 3:05:37, to be exact, per the AP.

  • Brooke Bennett, a three-time Olympic gold medalist from Clearwater, finished as the top woman at 3:19:20.
  • Andrew Lashlee and Robert Skaggs of Tampa were the fastest in the two-person relay division at 4:03:58.
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At least 2 dead after Tonga volcano eruption and tsunami

A satellite image of the explosive eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano on Saturday. Photo: UNICEF/NOAA

At least two people are confirmed to have died in Tonga following the undersea volcanic eruption that sent tsunami waves toward the island nation and across the Pacific over the weekend, officials said Monday.

The big picture: Officials reported major damage along the western coast of the main island of Tongatapu, where the capital, Nuku'alofa, was covered in ash and dust, including on the runway of the airport. A New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson told Axios over the phone that two people had been confirmed to have died in the disaster.

Airlines call for Biden admin's "immediate intervention" in 5G deployment

Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The CEOs of leading U.S. air cargo and passenger carriers on Monday warned the Biden administration there could be "catastrophic disruption" after AT&T and Verizon deploy a new 5G service this week.

Driving the news: They said in a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and other top federal officials ahead of the C-Band 5G service's deployment Wednesday that "the nation's commerce will grind to a halt" and "could potentially strand tens of thousands of Americans overseas."