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Jul 15, 2020

Trump administration plans to ramp up COVID-19 testing at nursing homes
Distribution of the tests will begin next week and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will prioritize which nursing homes receive them.

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Jul 15, 2020

California's Death Valley expected to hit hottest temperature ever recorded
Death Valley, Calif., could soon see its hottest temperature to date. The 3,000-square-mile area in the northern Mojave Desert recorded its second-highest temperature July 12 at 128 degrees Fahrenheit, in a peak following a string of four days that saw heat readings of 120 degrees, 124 degrees, 128 degrees and 124 degrees. The temperature hit...

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Jul 15, 2020

Unions, progressive groups lay out demands for next COVID-19 relief bill
Along with $1 trillion state and local aid and $100 billion for public schools, the groups want expanded protections for workers and help for immigrants.

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Jul 15, 2020

Kellyanne Conway's daughter calls mom ‘Smelly Kelly' amid ongoing social media feud
Claudia Conway -- an outspoken anti-Trump TikToker -- shared a tongue-in-cheek video Tuesday, claiming to have abandoned her liberal views that she says have been the source of conflict in the conservative household.

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Jul 15, 2020

Federal appeals court allows Dakota Access Pipeline to continue amid legal battle
The pipeline, which carries oil from North Dakota across four states to Illinois, is opposed by environmental activists and local tribes along the route.

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Jul 15, 2020

Who is Claudia Conway? Meet Kellyanne Conway's outspoken daughter
Claudia Conway's mom, Kellyanne, is a counselor to President Trump and his former campaign manager. Her father is a big shot lawyer who once represented Paula Jones. But its the 15-year-old who's recently been making headlines — by posting anti-Trump TikTok videos and sharing her uber-liberal views, all while publicly battling her parents over control...

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Jul 15, 2020

President Trump ‘not interested' in speaking with Xi Jinping amid China tensions
The commander-in-chief made the admission while speaking to CBS News Tuesday, after being asked about the likelihood of a phase two trade deal with China.

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Jul 15, 2020

Alaskan senator nearly ‘gifted' caribou heart by protester at campaign event
A protester attempted to give an Alaskan senator a "gift" — a bloody caribou heart — during a wild campaign event, according to a report. Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan was campaigning inside an airport hangar in Anchorage Saturday when the demonstrator, Kathleen Bonnar, walked up and asked "if I could give him a gift," local...

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Jul 15, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell is secretly married, refuses to reveal spouse's name
Ghislaine Maxwell is secretly married — and refusing to reveal her husband's name, prosecutors said this week at the accused madame's bail hearing. The bombshell detail was divulged Tuesday as Manhattan prosecutors accused her of purposely hiding the extent of her wealth. "In addition to failing to describe in any way the absence of proposed...

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Jul 15, 2020

Kanye West reportedly bows out of 2020 presidential race
Must've been his "Late Registration." Rap superstar Kanye West has already bowed out of his late-entry bid for the presidency, according to a report. The billionaire rap icon, who announced his entry into the presidential arena in a July 4 tweet, told election strategist Steve Kramer that he was out of the race, New York...

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Jul 15, 2020

Trump's former doctor wins House GOP nomination in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas — President Donald Trump's former White House physician and onetime pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs won the Republican nomination for a U.S. House seat in Texas on Tuesday in an election that unfolded amid an alarming spread of the coronavirus. Ronny Jackson, a retired Navy rear admiral, defeated agriculture advocate...

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Jul 15, 2020

Security for Minneapolis Council members who called to defund police totals $152K
The taxpayers of Minneapolis will foot a $152,000 bill for security services given to three members of the City Council who received death threats following their calls to defund the police in the wake of George Floyd's death. According to an investigative report by the local Fox 9 news outlet, the three council members, Andrea...

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Jul 15, 2020

Brazil's Bolsonaro bit by large bird after reflecting on ‘horrible' quarantine
Following his diagnosis with the coronavirus last week, Brazillian president Jair Bolsonaro complained of his "horrible" self-isolation during an interview Monday — and was then promptly bitten by a large bird in full view of his country's press corps. Bolsonaro has been quarantined at the Palácio da Alvorada, Brazil's presidential residence, following his positive test...

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Jul 15, 2020

Jamaal Bowman claims his lead is expanding over Rep. Engel in mail-in count
Jamaal Bowman's campaign said the Democratic insurgent's sizeable lead over veteran Rep. Eliot Engel has expanded during the early counting of absentee ballots. Bowman's assertion comes as the embattled incumbent has filed suit in court to preserve his right to ask a judge to review disqualified ballots. Bowman declared victory in last month's primary after...

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Jul 15, 2020

Former VA hospital employee pleads guilty to murder of seven veterans
A West Virginia Veteran's Affairs worker pleaded guilty on Tuesday to killing seven patients by injecting them with doses of insulin, according to a report. Reta Mays, who worked as a nursing assistant at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Clarksburg, pleaded guilty to a total of eight felonies: seven second-degree murder...

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Jul 14, 2020

Ivanka Trump backs Goya Foods on Twitter after liberals call for boycott
Ivanka Trump weighed in on the Goya Foods controversy Tuesday night, publicly backing the brand in a now-viral social media post after liberals called for a boycott of the canned bean producer. The first daughter and senior advisor to President Trump tweeted a photo of herself holding up a can black beans with the caption: "If...

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Jul 14, 2020

Jeff Sessions loses Alabama Senate primary to Tommy Tuberville
Jeff Sessions was handily defeated by former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville in Tuesday night's Alabama Senate primary. With nearly 70 percent of the results in, Tuberville led the former attorney general by a staggering 24 percentage points. Sessions had been seeking to regain the US Senate seat he held before resigning in 2017...

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Jul 14, 2020

Rabbi hurt in California synagogue shooting admits fraud
SAN DIEGO — The longtime leader of a Southern California synagogue who was wounded in a deadly attack at the house of worship he founded pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in a multimillion-dollar fraud that disguised charitable contributions for personal gain. Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for fraud...

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Jul 14, 2020

Kansas Congressman Steve Watkins charged with voter fraud
US Rep. Steve Watkins, of Kansas, was charged Tuesday night with illegal voting for allegedly listing a UPS store as his residence in advance of a local election, officials said. Watkins is accused by Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay of entering the false postal box address of the Topeka store on a voter registration...

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Jul 14, 2020

California bars LAPD info in gang database amid alleged falsified records scandal
California's top law enforcement officer has pulled access to data entered by the Los Angeles Police Department into the state's gang database amid a criminal investigation into more than a dozen of its officers for possibly falsifying records. In a Tuesday announcement, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said he revoked access to records in CalGang...

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Jul 14, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine trial produces antibodies in everyone tested, report says
An initial safety trial of a potential coronavirus vaccine produced antibodies to the deadly disease in everyone who was tested, according to a report Tuesday. The neutralizing antibodies produced by Moderna Inc.'s vaccine were equivalent to the upper half of what's seen in patients who get infected and recover, Bloomberg News said. Meanwhile, the side...

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Jul 14, 2020

Special-needs teen incarcerated for not doing her online schoolwork
A 15-year-old Michigan girl was sent to juvenile detention after a judge ruled that she violated probation when she failed to complete her online coursework, according to a new report. The girl, identified only as Grace, has been incarcerated since May when the judge revoked her probation for her "failure to submit to any schoolwork...

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Jul 14, 2020

Airbnb appeal for ‘contributions' to hosts with empty homes sparks outrage
Airbnb is encouraging users to make donations to its "hosts" who've been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis — sparking outrage Tuesday over the "tone deaf" appeal. A Twitter user in London posted a screenshot of an email, in which the short-term rental company said that "hosts on Airbnb are impacted by COVID-19, and many...

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Jul 14, 2020

Carole Baskin tricked into wishing high-profile pedophile a happy birthday
"Tiger King" star and animal activist Carole Baskin fell prey to a comedian's prank — and ended up wishing a happy birthday to a high-profile Australian pedophile. The founder of Big Cats Rescue — who shot to fame as Joe Exotic's nemesis on Netflix's "Tiger King" documentary — blew disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris a kiss...

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Jul 14, 2020

Woman shouts ‘I still love sharks' after being attacked by one
She's tough as jaws. A shark documentary filmmaker was bitten by one of the predators in Australia — but professed to reporters, "I still love sharks," as she was taken away to a hospital on a stretcher for her injuries. "I still love sharks! Sharks are beautiful!" a smiling Anika Craney shouted as she was...

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump sporting more natural gray hairdo amid the pandemic
At a briefing in the Rose Garden on Tuesday, the president emerged from the Oval Office with his signature pompadour exhibiting a distinctly more silver-gray hue.

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Jul 14, 2020

Florida reports record daily COVID-19 death tally
Florida health officials on Tuesday reported 132 more coronavirus deaths — the highest daily fatality figure since the pandemic began. The state's Department of Health also confirmed another 9,194 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing Florida's total number of infections to 291,629 and related deaths to 4,409. The figures come during a virus surge in the Sunshine...

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Jul 14, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized with fever, chills
Ginsburg, 87, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009, a decade after she had been surivived a battle with colon cancer.

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump signs Hong Kong Autonomy Act authorizing sanctions against China
President Trump on Tuesday signed the Hong Kong Autonomy Act to authorize sanctions against Chinese officials. The act was unanimously passed in the House and Senate this month after China enacted a new security law in Hong Kong that squelches free speech, effectively ending the former British territory's autonomy. "Today I signed legislation and an...

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump hammers Joe Biden after signing China sanctions
President Trump on Tuesday signed the Hong Kong Autonomy Act to slap sanctions on Chinese officials before launching into a near-hourlong attack on presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Trump said in the Rose Garden that Democrats led by Biden would "abolish the suburbs," "abolish our prisons" and even outlaw windows in homes to cut carbon...

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Jul 14, 2020

Here's what the coronavirus pandemic was like for a Wall St. billionaire
Poor little rich boy! A Wall Street billionaire whined about being forced to drive himself around and learn Zoom amid the pandemic that's cost a half a million people their lives and crippled the economy. An unnamed bigwig dubbed "one of America's richest men" by Bloomberg spoke to the outlet about his biggest worries during...

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Jul 14, 2020

Student bikes 2,175 miles from Scotland to Greece after flight canceled
Kleon Papadimitriou's 48-day, 2,175-mile journey began May 10 and took him through England, Holland, Germany, Austria and Italy before wrapping up at parents' house on June 29, CNN reported.

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Jul 14, 2020

Las Vegas mom was driving 121 mph in crash that killed baby: cops
Lauren Prescia, 24, was going 121 mph when she hit another car making a right turn Sunday onto North Rampart boulevard, news station KVVU reported.

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump says ‘more white people' are killed by police than African Americans
WASHINGTON — President Trump grew irritated in an interview Thursday when asked about the deaths of black Americans at the hands of police. "So are white people. So are white people. What a terrible question to ask," Trump told CBS senior correspondent Catherine Herridge when she asked the president why African Americans were "still dying...

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Jul 14, 2020

What the Colorado squirrel with bubonic plague means for US pet owners
Veterinarians are urging pet owners to be vigilant after a Colorado squirrel tested positive for the bubonic plague over the weekend. Bubonic plague — which killed more than 50 million people during the 14th century and came to be known as the "Black Death" — is caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, which lives in some...

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Jul 14, 2020

‘Miracle' COVID-19 patient recovers despite grim diagnosis
Mario Castillo Tamayo somehow pulled through and left the hospital Thursday after nine weeks -- and has tested negative for COVID-19 several times.

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Jul 14, 2020

Georgia teen dies in ‘bucket list' skydiving accident
Jeanna Renee Triplicata, 18, had vowed to go skydiving before the start of her freshman year at the University of North Georgia in August.

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Jul 14, 2020

GOP may move Florida convention outside as COVID-19 cases soar
Republicans plan to move their convention nominating President Trump for a second term from an indoor arena to an outdoor venue as Florida's coronavirus cases spike, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing a pair of party sources. The plan, which Trump tentatively agreed to on Monday during a White House meeting with top Republican National Committee officials,...

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump administration drops plan to deport foreign students amid lawsuits
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has abandoned plans to deport international students amid the coronavirus pandemic after two of the nation's top universities sued immigration authorities. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology won a legal battle on Tuesday challenging new immigration guidelines that said international students would face being deported if they took their...

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Jul 14, 2020

Joe Biden unveils his $2T AOC-fueled Green New Deal energy agenda
WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden unveiled a $2 trillion energy plan Tuesday with a heavy focus on the Green New Deal agenda being pushed by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the far-left flank of his party. Speaking in Wilmington, Del., Biden promised a "clean energy revolution," which he said would deliver millions...

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump and Erdogan speak, but it's unclear if Hagia Sophia mosque change was discussed
According to the White House, the men discussed "positive trade issues" and "underscored our belief in the need for a negotiated settlement of regional issues."

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Jul 14, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell cries as she's held without bail on Epstein-related sex charges
Ghislaine Maxwell cried as she was ordered held without bail Tuesday — with a Manhattan judge ruling the accused sex abuser "poses substantial actual risk of flight" after she purposely hid from authorities. The 58-year-old British socialite and pal of late convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein wiped tears from her left eye several times, using the...

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Jul 14, 2020

Michigan business owner likens journalists to Hitler in ranting Facebook post
A Michigan business owner is backtracking after mistakenly posting a bizarre rant on his eatery's Facebook page — instead of his personal page — likening the press to Adolf Hitler, referring to the coronavirus as the common cold, and claiming he saw a presumed-murdered woman years after she went missing. In a 1,200-word rant, Carl...

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Jul 14, 2020

White House invites Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to work on police reform
Deputy Assistant to the President Ja'Ron Smith touted the Trump administration's work with other Democratic mayors while sending a public message to the Chicago mayor.

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Jul 14, 2020

Michigan man killed by police after mask dispute at store
A Michigan man stabbed a shopper who confronted him about not wearing a mask at a convenience store Tuesday -- before being gunned down by law enforcement, authorities said.

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Jul 14, 2020

Hawaii delays reopening tourism until September
Travelers must be patient before visiting paradise, as Hawaii has delayed reopening tourism for out-of-state visitors until Sept. 1, while coronavirus cases rise in both the mainland and the Aloha State. During a Monday news conference, Gov. David Ige announced that he's waiting another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state visitors who...

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Jul 14, 2020

Bubonic plague horror: UK warns against travel to Mongolia amid outbreak
The warning comes after a hospital in Bayannur, a city northwest of Beijing, notified local government officials earlier this month about a suspected case of bubonic plague.

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Jul 14, 2020

Melania Trump tweets appeal for people to wear face masks
First lady Melania Trump reminded Americans on Tuesday to wear a mask or facial coverage to be safe and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. "Even in the summer months, please remember to wear face coverings & practice social distancing. The more precaution we take now can mean a healthier & safer country in the...

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Jul 14, 2020

Mitch McConnell open to a second round of stimulus checks, sources say
WASHINGTON — A second round of stimulus checks will likely be included in the next coronavirus relief package, with the idea getting the green light from both Republicans and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, one Senate source told The Post. It's unclear if the payments will match the $1,200 sum paid to most Americans as...

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Jul 14, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell posed as journalist when buying New Hampshire mansion
Ghislaine Maxwell posed as a journalist named Jen Marshall to secretly purchase the sprawling New Hampshire hideaway where she was arrested, according to prosecutors. More details of Maxwell's alleged efforts to conceal her whereabouts were divulged Tuesday during the British socialite's arraignment and bail hearing on sex-trafficking charges. A New Hampshire real estate agent spoke...

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Jul 14, 2020

Possible Iron Age murder victim's skeleton dug up during railway construction
A skeleton believed to be a murder victim of the Iron Age was unearthed by archaeologists working on a high-speed railroad project in the United Kingdom.

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump calls Jeff Sessions ‘a disaster,' praises rival Tommy Tuberville
President Trump again trashed ally-turned adversary Jeff Sessions Tuesday as the former attorney general fights for his political life in a primary election that could lead to his return to the Senate. "Big Senate Race in Alabama on Tuesday. Vote for @TTuberville, he is a winner who will never let you down. Jeff Sessions is...

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Jul 14, 2020

Ivanka Trump, Tim Cook urge laid-off workers to ‘find something new'
First daughter Ivanka Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday urged workers who are unhappy with their jobs or unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic to "find something new." The seemingly simplistic advice launched with a national ad campaign and the website findsomethingnew.org, which links to IT training services and apprenticeships. "We hope that...

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Jul 14, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty to sex trafficking, abuse charges
Ghislaine Maxwell pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges she helped traffic young women for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse — as her trial date was set for next year. Maxwell appeared via video conference for her arraignment on a six-count indictment charging her with recruiting and grooming young women to be molested by Epstein. Prosecutors...

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Jul 14, 2020

American Airlines reached out to Ted Cruz after he was spotted flying without mask
A Democratic operative photographed Republican Sen. Ted Cruz without a mask on a flight over the weekend — prompting American Airlines to review the matter after the image was posted online, and went viral. Cruz was snapped bare-cheeked Sunday — with a coffee in one hand and phone in the other — while flying with...

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Jul 14, 2020

Biden to push ‘green' jobs in economic shift against Trump amid COVID-19
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is increasing his public focus to the economy as concerns mount about jobs and economic recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jul 14, 2020

Lawyer calls first federal execution in 17 years ‘beyond shameful'
The first federal execution in nearly two decades was carried out "in the middle of the night," as the condemned triple murderer was still battling in court to avoid his fate, his lawyer said Tuesday. Daniel Lewis Lee's attorney Ruth Friedman said she wasn't notified before her client was given a lethal injection at the...

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Jul 14, 2020

Brazilian cop stood on black woman's neck in horrifying incident caught on video
Two cops in Brazil have been suspended after a disturbing video showed one of them standing on a black woman's neck, according to reports. São Paulo Governor João Doria announced the cops would be investigated Monday after the woman, a 51-year-old owner of a bar, suffered a broken neck, the BBC and the Daily Mail...

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Jul 14, 2020

Michigan house party linked to 43 new coronavirus cases
Health officials say 43 new cases of coronavirus have been traced to a single house party in Michigan, according to reports. The party, which took place from July 2 to July 3 in the city of Saline, may have also exposed as many as 66 other people, not including family members in the home, the...

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Jul 14, 2020

Video shows Portland protester severely injured by non-lethal police round
A Portland protester was seriously wounded by projectiles fired at him during police clashes, according to reports.

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Jul 14, 2020

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau apologizes for charity payments tied to his family
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized for failing to remove himself from a decision to allow a charity with links to his family administer a multi-million-dollar student grant program. "I made a mistake in not recusing myself immediately from the discussions, given our family's history, and I'm sincerely sorry about not having done that," Trudeau...

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Jul 14, 2020

1 in 3 young adults ‘vulnerable' to severe COVID-19 cases, especially smokers
One in three young adults is vulnerable to severe cases of coronavirus — with smoking playing a big role, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that 32 percent of people aged between 18 and 25 who took part in the study were "medically vulnerable" to the deadly...

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Jul 14, 2020

China buys more American corn to comply with US trade deal
China made its largest one-day purchase of US corn on record on Tuesday, its second massive purchase for the agricultural staple in less than a week as it tries to comply with its deal with America.

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Jul 14, 2020

Michigan cop saves choking baby girl with ‘quick, calm' response
Sterling Heights Police Officer Cameron Maciejewski responded to the home last Thursday to find the distraught family holding the three-week-old baby, who was not breathing, police said.

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Jul 14, 2020

Arizona man's family blames his COVID-19 death on Gov. Doug Ducey
"Mark, like so many others, should not have died from COVID-19," reads the obit for Mark "Black Jack'' Urquiza, a Phoenix resident who died June 30 at age 65 from the contagion.

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Jul 14, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak in Michigan linked to Fourth of July lake party
Michigan health officials have warned the public of possible coronavirus exposure after a Fourth of July party at a northwest sandbar resulted in several positive cases. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan was notified of several individuals testing positive for COVID-19 after attending Torch Lake sandbar in Rapid City over the holiday. Those testing positive...

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Jul 14, 2020

China and Iran reportedly working on partnership worth billions for Tehran
Beijing would provide massive investments into banking, telecommunication, ports, railways - a huge boost for the Islamic Republic's teetering economy - in exchange for Iran supplying oil to China over the next 25 years.

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Jul 14, 2020

New York lawmaker pressuring schools to remove ‘race-based' team mascots
A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would pressure New York schools to remove team names, mascots or logos deemed racially offensive — such as those with Native American symbols and lineage. The measure from state Sen. Peter Harckham (D-Westchester) would require schools to remove any "race-based mascots" within three years — or lose...

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Jul 14, 2020

George Soros group pledges $220M to help ‘dismantle systemic racism'
A philanthropic group founded by billionaire investor George Soros this week pledged $220 million to help "dismantle systemic racism" — with over a third of the dough earmarked to groups and cities pushing to "reimagine public safety." The massive investment from Open Society Foundations will be made in "emerging organizations and leaders building power in...

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Jul 14, 2020

US reached 10th billion-dollar weather disaster in 2020 by end of June
Halfway through 2020 and the billions of losses from weather disasters have added up for another year in a row. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Wednesday that through the end of June 2020, 10 separate billion-dollar disasters were recorded in the country. "This makes 2020 the sixth consecutive calendar year where 10...

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Jul 14, 2020

Hillary Clinton suggests Trump may not leave White House if he loses election
Hillary Clinton warned that the US should be prepared for President Trump to blame a re-election loss in November on voter fraud and refuse to leave the White House.

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Jul 14, 2020

Daniel Lewis Lee is first federal inmate executed in 17 years
The US government on Tuesday morning carried out the first federal execution in nearly two decades -- despite objections from family members of the killer's victims.

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Jul 14, 2020

White House economic adviser Kudlow says 4th round of stimulus relief coming
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said it's "increasingly clear" there will be a fourth stimulus package as the country attempts to recover after the financial devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he has been in discussion with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on the next phase and said...

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Jul 14, 2020

House Democrats restarting effort to obtain Trump's tax returns
Douglas Letter, the top lawyer for the House of Representatives, urged the court in a filing Monday to immediately put its July 9 ruling into effect so lawmakers could bring the issue back to the original US District Court judge who oversaw the case for renewed consideration.

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Jul 14, 2020

UK orders removal of Chinese telecom giant Huawei from its 5G network
LONDON - Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Huawei equipment to be purged completely from Britain's 5G network by 2027, risking the ire of China by signaling that the world's biggest telecoms equipment maker is no longer welcome in the West. The seven-year lag will please British telecoms operators such as BT, Vodafone and Three, which...

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Jul 14, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell set to appear in Manhattan federal court today
Ghislaine Maxwell is set to be arraigned Tuesday on charges she conspired with Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse girls more than two decades ago — and will also learn whether she'll be sprung from jail pending the outcome of her trial. Manhattan federal court Judge Alison Nathan will decide whether to set bail for the...

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Jul 14, 2020

Supreme Court clears way for execution of federal prisoner
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Trump administration was moving ahead early Tuesday with the execution of the first federal prison inmate in 17 years after a divided Supreme Court reversed lower courts and ruled federal executions could proceed. Daniel Lewis Lee had been scheduled to receive a lethal dose of the powerful sedative pentobarbital at...

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Jul 14, 2020

US Air Force F-16 crashes at New Mexico base, the fifth fighter jet since May
An F-16C Viper crashed during a landing Monday evening at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico and emergency crews are at the scene. The pilot of the fighter jet managed to eject and suffered minor injuries, a statement said. An investigation is underway. The incident is the fifth fighter jet crash since May and...

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Jul 14, 2020

Former ‘Mythbusters' host Grant Imahara dead at 49 from brain aneurysm
Grant Imahara, a former host of the Discovery Channel show "Mythbusters," reportedly died on Monday of a brain aneurysm. He was 49 years old. "We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant," a Discovery spokesperson told TMZ. "He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts...

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Jul 14, 2020

Navajo Nation has a suggestion for the new name of Washington's football team
The Washington Redskins announced Monday that they will change their team name and logo after about 87 years of using it, in the wake of corporate and public pressure to ditch the moniker over racial connotations. The Navajo Nation put out a statement on the retirement of the Redskins name. "July 13, 2020 is now...

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Jul 13, 2020

Kellyanne Conway's daughter posts ‘last tweet' after being kicked off social media
Kellyanne Conway's teenage daughter says her parents are kicking her offline after she began playfully trolling them and sharing her liberal opinions on TikTok and Twitter. In what she called "my last tweet" on Monday night, 15-year-old Claudia wrote: "My parents are forcing me to delete social media… apparently, i don't have a platform! it's...

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Jul 13, 2020

Roger Stone slams his prosecution, says trial was ‘most horrible experience'
Roger Stone on Monday night said his trial for lying to Congress was "the most horrible experience you can have" — and slammed the federal justice system for his prosecution. Stone, whose 40-month sentence was commuted by President Trump Friday, blasted his prosecution while venting about his experience in an interview with Fox News' Sean...

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Jul 13, 2020

Mexican man with coronavirus dies in ICE custody
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — A Mexican man being held in U.S. immigration custody in Florida died shortly after testing positive for the coronavirus, officials said Monday. Onoval Perez-Montufa, 51, died Sunday afternoon at a Palm Beach County hospital, according to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement news release. He had tested positive for COVID-19...

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Jul 13, 2020

US rejects Beijing's claim to South China Sea, deepens Chinese anger
WASHINGTON - The United States on Monday rejected China's disputed claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea, a move that Beijing criticized as inciting tensions in the region and which highlighted an increasingly testy relationship. China has offered no coherent legal basis for its ambitions in the South China Sea and...

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Jul 13, 2020

Trump inaugural panel agrees to fine over registration in NJ
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Monday he reached a deal with President Donald Trump's inaugural committee stemming from a lawsuit alleging the organization failed to properly register in the state. Trump for America Inc. faces a $30,000 penalty, though $27,500 of it will be suspended, according to a statement from...

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Jul 13, 2020

NY judge rules Mary Trump can promote controversial tell-all about president
A New York judge on Monday lifted a temporarily restraining order against Mary Trump that briefly blocked the president's niece from promoting her highly controversial tell-all book set to be released Tuesday. President Trump has said publication of the book would violate a 2001 nondisclosure agreement his niece had signed as part of a dispute...

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Jul 13, 2020

Squirrel tests positive for plague in Colorado
A squirrel has tested positive for the bubonic plague in Colorado. According to health officials, the squirrel is the first case of plague in The Town of Morrison, Jefferson County, which is about 17 miles southwest of Denver. "Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, and can be contracted by humans and household...

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Jul 13, 2020

Arizona lake ‘electrocution incident' leaves 1 dead, 2 critically injured
One person was killed and two others critically injured at a lake in Arizona on Sunday night after a possible electrocution incident, according to officials. The Peoria Fire Department said crews were originally dispatched to a report of a possible drowning at Scorpion Bay on Lake Pleasant, located north of Phoenix. Peoria Fire Captain Mario Bravo...

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Jul 13, 2020

Jeff Sessions largely running against Trump in bitter Alabama Senate primary
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking Alabama Republicans to ignore President Trump and vote Tuesday to return him to the US Senate. Sessions, fired and repeatedly humiliated by Trump, spent the final campaign stretch alleging that Trump-endorsed college football coach Tommy Tuberville may be a secret liberal. Tuberville's campaign "is funded and directed by...

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Jul 13, 2020

Blaze aboard USS Bonhomme Richard ship in San Diego still raging
More than 400 sailors on Monday were still struggling to extinguish the massive fire raging aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego — and Navy brass can't say how long it will take to put it out. The fire has brought down the ship's forward mast and caused other damage to the ship's superstructure...

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Jul 13, 2020

Coronavirus cases pass 13 million worldwide
More than 13 million people worldwide have now contracted the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University. The milestone came Monday, with more than 570,000 people dead from the virus worldwide, according to the university's COVID-19 case tracker. The United States leads the globe in total reported cases, with more than 3.3 million, the tracker shows....

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Jul 13, 2020

Drone video shows packed Missouri party traced to COVID-19 case cluster
New drone footage shows a packed Independence Day party in Missouri where at least five guests later tested positive for the coronavirus. The 12-second video obtained by the Kansas City Star shows dozens of maskless young men and women grinding on a dance floor under multi-colored lights. At least 400 people were at the July...

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Jul 13, 2020

California closes churches, gyms, indoor dining, bars as COVID-19 cases spike
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday rolled back much of the reopening of his state, closing bars and indoor dining statewide and also ordered gyms, churches and hair salons shut down in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising in the nation's most populated state. On July 1, Newsom ordered many counties to close bars...

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Jul 13, 2020

Trump insists he and Dr. Fauci have ‘very good relationship'
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday defended what he called a "very good relationship" with Dr. Anthony Fauci amid reports the pair have fallen out over the nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling the infectious disease expert "a very nice person." "I have a very good relationship with Dr. Fauci, I've had for a...

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Jul 13, 2020

Los Angeles and San Diego schools will be remote-only this fall
California's two largest school districts announced Monday that they will stay with remote-only learning this fall. Los Angeles and San Diego school officials announced that campuses will not reopen due to surging coronavirus concerns. Los Angeles, which has half a million kids, and San Diego, which enrolls roughly 100,000, will teach students remotely until further...

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Jul 13, 2020

Trump: NYC crime ‘out of control' while de Blasio paints 5th Ave
President Trump tore into New York City leaders on Monday for painting "Black Lives Matter" on 5th Avenue while shootings skyrocket in the city. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday helped paint the slogan in front of Trump Tower. "In one recent week in New York City, this is hard to believe, shootings were up to...

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Jul 13, 2020

Gun-wielding St. Louis couple offered free AR-15 after weapons seized
The St. Louis couple who went viral for brandishing a rifle and a handgun at Black Lives Matter protesters last month are getting offers for a free AR-15, an attorney claims. Personal-injury attorneys Mark and Patrick McCloskey, who were caught on video June 28 protecting their St. Louis mansion with guns as protesters marched toward...

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Jul 13, 2020

Mark Meadows feeding information to staffers to identify leakers: report
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has told several staffers that he has been feeding specific pieces of information to possible leakers to figure out who is talking to the media, according to a new report. Meadows has been "unusually vocal" about his tactics to weed out those acting as news sources, Axios reported...

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Jul 13, 2020

White House slams AOC's ‘preposterous' claim that economy behind crime wave
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubled down Monday on her claim that record unemployment and economic woes caused by the coronavirus pandemic are fueling an increase in violent crime in New York City — a theory the White House mocked as "preposterous." "I do think that even when you talk about violent crime, I don't think that...

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Jul 13, 2020

White House: Native Americans would be ‘very angry' about Redskins name change
WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday doubled down on criticism of the Washington Redskins for retiring their name and logo, citing a news report that found the majority of Native Americans were not offended by it. At a briefing, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said President Trump last week ripped the anticipated decision by the...

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