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Særlige grupper af ledige skal have knap 2000 kroner ekstra i dagpenge, mens de uddanner sig indenfor et fag, hvor der mangler hænder. Det foreslår regeringen med et opkvalificeringsudspil. Det skal h…
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Opening schools could be the hardest battle in the war on Covid
The price the world has already paid for the Covid-19 pandemic is eyewatering: massive loss of life, long-term health concerns for survivors, job losses and a widespread economic meltdown sparked by large-scale lockdowns.
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Trump signs bipartisan conservation legislation
The legislation provides nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects and addresses the maintenance backlog on federal lands.
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Chance the Rapper is teaching his 5-year-old that 'Black power is her superpower'
In a new interview with Parents magazine, Chance the Rapper gets real about raising his young children with wife Kirsten Corley.
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What Trump would have to do to win
This will be tough for a president who -- before the catastrophe of Covid-19 -- leaned heavily on his ability to divert, writes Paul Begala: Now, if Trump wants to persuade voters, he'll have to stop being a reality TV host, and start adapting to the new and overwhelming reality.
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Red Sox vs. Rays: Nathan Eovaldi is the difference
The Red Sox’s pitching rotation has the second-worst ERA in the majors, but have the elements on Tuesday that should push things in the right direction. Nathan Eovaldi, riddled by injuries in 2019, has delivered two solid starts for Boston this season, pitching to a 2.45 ERA through 11 innings. His former team, the Tampa...
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Column: California is still showing how to make Obamacare work, even with COVID-19
California's Obamacare exchange will have minimal rate increases next year, despite COVID
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“They are dying. That’s true. It is what it is.” Trump’s Axios interview was a disaster.
Axios’s Jonathan Swan interviewing President Donald Trump. | Axios/HBO Jonathan Swan just put on a clinic on how to interview Trump. President Donald Trump’s interview with Jonathan Swan of Axios began with him telling a dizzying string of lies about his coronavirus response and the state of the pandemic in the country. It ended with Trump making the death of civil rights leader John Lewis about himself. It didn’t go any better in between. For the second time in a month, Trump’s attempt to sit down for an interview with a journalist willing to challenge him ended in disaster. Over the course of 37 minutes, Swan repeatedly exposed Trump’s inability to respond to the most basic of follow-up questions. Trump’s difficulty with push-back is often concealed when he answers questions beside a loud helicopter or in the friendly confines of Sean Hannity’s show. But the Swan interview, which came out just two weeks after Trump’s similarly disastrous performance on Chris Wallace’s show, highlighted the degree to which Trump is unable to defend his record in the face of even mildly challenging questions. Trump’s coronavirus comments continue to be an embarrassment Perhaps the most terrifying part of the interview came early on when Swan peppered Trump with a string of questions about why he isn’t doing more to fight the coronavirus and why the virus has hit the US so much harder than other comparable countries. Asked how he can say the pandemic is under control when roughly 1,000 Americans are dying from Covid-19 each day, Trump said, remarkably, that “it is what it is.” “They are dying. That’s true. It is what it is. ... It’s under control as much as you can control it.” “They are dying. That’s true. And it is what it is.”Genuinely one of the most damning things he’s said. pic.twitter.com/CwiuxB7r0f— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) August 4, 2020 On the topic of America’s struggles with coronavirus testing, including long wait times for test results that render testing almost worthless, Trump resorted to making stuff up. “There are those that say you can’t test too much. You know that?” Trump said at one point. “Who says that?” Swan responded. “Read the manuals. Read the books,” answered Trump. “What books?” Swan challenged, but no answer was forthcoming. Instead, Trump said that “when I took over we didn’t even have a test” — as if the Obama administration was supposed to develop a test for a virus that didn’t exist until nearly three years after Trump’s inauguration. A few minutes later, just as he did on Wallace’s show, Trump waved around pieces of paper with charts and graphs in an unconvincing effort to make it seem as though the US coronavirus death toll of more than 150,000 isn’t as bad as it seems. “Right here, the United States is lowest in ... numerous categories ... ah, we’re lower than the world,” Trump stammered, which prompted Swan to respond, incredulously, “lower than the world? In what?” “Oh, you’re doing death as a proportion of cases,” Swan continued. “I’m talking about death as a proportion of population. That’s where the US is really bad. Much worse than South Korea, Germany, etc. ... Look at South Korea: 15 million population, 300 deaths.” Trump responded by suggesting South Korea is faking its numbers. But when Swan challenged him on that point, Trump quickly changed the topic back to his pieces of paper. “Here’s one right here. You take the number of cases. No, look. We’re last. Meaning we’re first,” Trump said. “I mean, 1,000 Americans die a day,” Swan responded. “If hospital rates were going down and deaths were going down, I’d say terrific, you deserve to be praised for testing. But they’re all going up! Watch the exchange: .@jonathanvswan: “Oh, you’re doing death as a proportion of cases. I’m talking about death as a proportion of population. That’s where the U.S. is really bad. Much worse than South Korea, Germany, etc.”@realdonaldtrump: “You can’t do that.”Swan: “Why can’t I do that?” pic.twitter.com/MStySfkV39— Axios (@axios) August 4, 2020 In the minutes that followed, Trump failed to explain the contradiction between his claims about being a voracious consumer of intelligence reports and that he was never informed about intelligence that Russia was offering bounties for US troops in Afghanistan that was reportedly in said briefs. “I read a lot. I comprehend extraordinarily well. Probably better than anybody you’ve interviewed in a long time,” the president claimed. He also revealed total confusion about the difference between absentee and mail-in voting, struggled to explain why he recently extended his well-wishes to accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell (“Yeah, I wish her well. I’d wish you well, I’d wish a lot of people well. Good luck.”), and dismissed video footage of federal law enforcement officials using a baton to beat a Navy veteran who was protesting in Portland. “I think that actually, antifa should be investigated, not the law enforcement,” Trump said. Trump’s race relations remarks pour fuel on the fire But perhaps Trump’s most tone-deaf remarks were reserved for the end when Swan asked him a string of questions about racial inequalities and his reaction to the death of John Lewis. Presented with a statistic that succinctly illustrates systemic racism in the country — “Why do you think Black men are two and half times more likely to be killed by police than white men?” Swan asked — Trump dodged with an equivalency. “I do know this: that police have killed many white people also,” he said. After Trump claimed he’s done “more for the Black community than anybody with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln, whether you like it or not,” Swan asked him: “You believe you did more than Lyndon Johnson, who passed the Civil Rights Act?” “How has it worked out?” Trump responded. “If you take a look at what Lyndon Johnson did. How has it worked out?” The interview closed with what should’ve been a softball — “How do you think history will remember John Lewis?” Swan asked. But instead of paying lip service to Lewis’s record as a Civil Rights icon, Trump denigrated him for the pettiest of reasons. “I really don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know John Lewis. He chose not to come to my inauguration,” Trump said. “Taking your relationship with him out of it, do you find his story impressive, what he’s done for this country?” Swan followed up. “He was a person that devoted a lot of energy and a lot of heart to civil rights. But there were many others also,” Trump demurred. Swan: Do you find John Lewis impressive?Trump: I can't say one way or the other... but, no, he didn't come to my inauguration. He didn't come to my SOTU speeches, and that's ok... And again, nobody has done more for Black Americans than I have.pic.twitter.com/TEESiVQQk0— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) August 4, 2020 The interview was recorded last Tuesday and aired Monday evening on Axios’s HBO show. In a sign of how it went, Trump — who regularly promotes softball interviews he does with the Hannitys of the world in the hope of getting as many people as possible to tune in — didn’t mention it on Twitter or elsewhere. Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires. Please consider making a contribution to Vox today.
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This GOP consultant traveled to a July family gathering amid pandemic. 'Big mistake'
Richard Costigan and his family attended a gathering in Georgia in early July. He, his wife and several other family members have since gotten COVID-19.
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Isaias spawns deadly tornado, brings flooding and widespread outages
12 hours after coming ashore, Isaias was still sustaining near-hurricane-strength top winds of 70 mph.
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L.A. Rep. Karen Bass surged up Biden's VP list. Is she ready for the national stage?
Bass catapulted to Biden's short list thanks to her pragmatism and unassuming style, which have impressed progressives, moderates, even Republicans.
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Cinemark planning to reopen theaters on scant ‘test and learn’ data
After multiple postponements, movie theater chain Cinemark said it’s ready to reopen, citing “high satisfaction” with its COVID-19 protections among theatergoers in Texas. In an earnings conference call on Tuesday, Cinemark Chief Executive Mark Zoradi said the Plano, Texas, company aims to start selling tickets at all of its 345 US-based theaters by August 31,...
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Trump signs conservation funding law that will aid national parks
President Donald Trump signed a measure Tuesday that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund -- a program his administration's budget proposals had repeatedly tried to cut.
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Behind Ellen DeGeneres’ spectacular fall from grace
“She’s been hysterical,’’ a source who knows the star told Page Six.
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Sarah Paulson Will Be Directing ‘American Horror Story’s Spin-Off
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Opinion: America's Gang of Four has spoken, but it doesn't understand US-China reality
US officials have taken aim at China in a series of high-level speeches, but Stephen Roach argues their bombast misses the nature of the two countries' economic relationship.
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Jets’ C.J. Mosley explains why he opted out of 2020 NFL season
Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley called his decision to opt out of the 2020 season “probably the biggest football decision I’ve made in a long time.” Mosley made his first comments since opting out during a Facebook Live event Monday to help raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. The 28-year-old informed the Jets on Saturday...
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Joe Biden holds final interviews with VP candidates as he looks to announce pick next week
California Sen. Kamala Harris, former national security advisor Susan Rice and California Rep. Karen Bass are reported to be on Biden's short list.        
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Parents unhappy with school options assemble learning ‘pods’
MIAMI — On the 4-acre farm at the edge of the Everglades where Timea Hunter runs a horse academy, she has hosted plenty of parties, picnics and workshops. So with her children’s school building closed, she figured why not use it also a classroom? While her son and daughter will participate in distance learning at...
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Tornado touches down in NJ as Tropical Storm Isaias barrels toward NYC
The small tornado touched down in Cape May County, New Jersey, and a second was also spotted on Long Beach Island in Ocean County, NJ.com reported.
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How Hannah Brown, Tyler Cameron, and more ‘Bachelor’ stars are enjoying summer
While we won't get the chance to see members of Bachelor Nation soak up the sun on "Bachelor in Paradise" this year, that hasn't stopped the franchise's stars from having summer fun.
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Trump signs $3B-a-year plan for conservation, parks
President Donald Trump signs into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects and maintenance of national parks. The Great American Outdoors Act authorizes spending about $900 million a year. (Aug. 4)       
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Lebanese Red Cross teams trying to reach blast site
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6 out of 10 New Hampshire residents disapprove of Trump, according to new poll
According the poll, 60% of New Hampshire residents disapprove of Trump's work as president.        
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Chicago artist brings segregated residents together in ‘Folded Map Project’
Chicago’s segregated residents are unexpectedly becoming friends in a project that an artist hopes will smash barriers and stereotypes. When Tonika Johnson started photographing houses with corresponding addresses in the city’s North and South sides in her Folded Map Project, she decided to bring the residents together. The North Side is a largely affluent, white area,...
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2020 Indy 500 will be run without fans due to growing concerns around COVID-19
The Indy 500 has been canceled six times since its first running in 1911, but never in its 109-year history has it been held without fans present.       
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Philippine capital returning to lockdown as virus surges
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has agreed to place the capital and outlying provinces back under a lockdown after medical groups warned that the country was waging “a losing battle” against the coronavirus amid an alarming surge in infections. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Monday that metropolitan Manila, the capital region of more than...
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Ryan Reynolds apologizes for plantation wedding with Blake Lively: 'Giant f--king mistake'
Ryan Reynolds apologized for his 2012 wedding with Blake Lively at Boone Hall, a former slave plantation, in South Carolina.
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With early-voting states in mind, Trump campaign resets
"I know a lot of people look at the election countdown clock on our wall: it says 91 days," Stepien said Monday. "But ballots will be in the hands of North Carolina voters in 33 days."
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Great white sharks spotted by Massachusetts police swimming off Cape Cod beach
A beach on Cape Cod in Massachusetts was closed to swimmers over the weekend after two great white sharks were spotted near the shore. 
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Cardinals' Yadier Molina one of St. Louis players who tested positive for coronavirus
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina revealed Tuesday he is one the team's 13 players who have tested positive for coronavirus.       
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Florida Lyft passenger caught on video attacking driver after getting angry about coronavirus barrier, police say
An intoxicated man has been arrested in Florida after attacking a Lyft driver because he was angry over a plastic partition installed inside the vehicle for protection against the coronavirus, police say. 
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New York, New Jersey, Connecticut add Rhode Island to quarantine list, remove DC, Delaware
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced that individuals traveling to their states from Rhode Island would be required to quarantine for 14 days as the state experiences a surge in coronavirus cases.
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Huge explosion hits Lebanon's capital Beirut
A massive explosion shook Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 wounding a number people and causing widespread damage.        
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Ancient fossil is first known example of dinosaur with malignant cancer
WASHINGTON – When scientists first unearthed fossils of a horned dinosaur called Centrosaurus in the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park in Canada’s Alberta province in 1989, they spotted a badly malformed leg bone they figured was a healed fracture. A fresh examination, researchers said on Monday, shows something different. The malformation was a manifestation of...
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Katy Perry stands up for Ellen DeGeneres, sending her 'love & a hug'
Katy Perry spoke up in the middle of the night to defend friend Ellen DeGeneres, whose daytime talk show has been under fire in recent months.
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Sony predicts 40 percent profit drop in film and TV division
Sony said it expects to log a 40 percent decline in full-year profit at its film and TV studio unit due to the pandemic. That’s marks a revision from the Tokyo-based conglomerate’s warning in May that Sony Pictures Entertainment’s income could dip 30 percent for the year. Sony Pictures, like its rivals in Hollywood, has...
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Here’s What Trump Got Wrong About America’s COVID-19 Death Rate
Trump mischaracterized the death rate during an interview with 'Axios on HBO'
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Louis C.K. vacations with girlfriend, Blanche Gardin and more star snaps
Louis C.K. takes a romantic vacation, Mama June imitates Marilyn Monroe and more...
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Lebanese capital of Beirut rocked by massive warehouse explosion
Local media carried images of people trapped under rubble, some bloodied.
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Florida deputy jumps on Jet Ski, chases down fugitive trying to swim away, bodycam video shows
A Florida deputy’s bodycam recorded his wild pursuit of a wanted fugitive last week that began on foot and ended after a short rundown on a jet ski.
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Two massive explosions rock Beirut, wounding dozens
Lebanese media carried images of people trapped under rubble, some bloodied, after the huge explosions.
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Mike Huckabee: Biden will forfeit right to be president if he doesn't debate Trump
If presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden does not debate President Trump, the American people will be the ones cheated, Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee told "America's Newsroom" Tuesday.
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Apple announces upgrades to the 27" iMac, including faster performance, a 1080p webcam, and better speakers
Mere weeks after announcing a slew of software upgrades — including to the Mac — Apple is today introducing its new 27-inch iMac. And while not a total redesign, this announcement goes beyond tinkering with the software.
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The Clorox wipes shortage is expected to last into 2021
Clorox, the world's biggest maker of disinfectant cleaning materials, said consumers will continue to see a shortage of its wipes and other products into 2021 because of overwhelming demand during the pandemic.
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Ted Cruz says President Trump 'absolutely right' to call out mail-in ballot fraud concerns
President Trump is absolutely right to call out mail-in ballot voter fraud concerns ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said on Tuesday.
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Husky hilariously tries to take a bath in the sink
This dog is too “husky” for a puppy bath. Watch the awkward moment when a fully grown husky in Krasnodar, Russia, tries to climb into the bathroom sink — only to stumble onto the floor. “The dog has not yet realized that it has already grown,” the canine’s owner joked.   Subscribe to our YouTube!
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MSNBC producer Ariana Pekary slams network as ‘cancer’ after quitting job
An MSNBC producer released a scathing open letter after quitting her job — accusing the network of becoming a “cancer” that “blocks diversity of thought” and “amplifies fringe voices.” Ariana Pekary, who worked on “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” shared the letter on her personal site Monday, accusing the network of letting ratings dictate...
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