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Dear World: You're Not Going To End On December 21. Sincerely, Science.

So it turns out the "Mayan Apocalypse" is really just the Mesoamerican equivalent of Y2K: a great excuse to throw a party but nothing worth dramatically quitting your job or blowing off a term paper over.

Dear World: You're Not Going To End On December 21. Sincerely, Science.
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Suni Lee, 18, a Team USA member from Minnesota, became the Olympic all-around gymnastics champion on Thursday night.

"It feels super crazy, I definitely didn't think I'd be here in this moment with the gold medal," Lee said after her win. "I'm just super proud of myself for making it here because there was a point in time when I wanted to quit."

Lee may be proud of herself, but she is just as excited to share the victory with the Hmong community and her father. Lee is the first Hmong American athlete to ever compete in the Olympics and the first Asian American to win the gold in the Olympics' all-around competition.

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