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Gang member carries out three drive-by shootings after being freed without bail
He was set free and allegedly went right back to shooting. A Brooklyn gang member, released without bail in May on an attempted-murder charge, participated in at least three drive-by shootings after he was freed, federal prosecutors allege. Darrius Sutton, 23, was initially arrested in connection with a May 16 shooting in the courtyard of...
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Earthquake: 2.6 quake hits near Rancho Cucamonga
A magnitude 2.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday evening at 10 p.m. Pacific time two miles from Rancho Cucamonga, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Australian State of Victoria Imposes Curfew and Closes Most Stores and Factories as It Hits New Coronavirus Record
Victoria's second lockdown has triggered some of the strictest social-distancing enforcement measures in the western world
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HHS Secretary Azar to be most senior US official to visit Taiwan
Health and Human Services Director Alex Azar will lead a delegation to Taiwan in the coming days in an effort to strengthen economic ties and mutual support during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus mask dispute in NJ leads to arrest after woman with cane, 54, attacked: police
Police in New Jersey on Tuesday arrested a suspect who they say was captured on surveillance video violently throwing a customer to the floor inside a Staples store after the victim had asked the suspect to wear a mask properly.
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Devastating aftermath of deadly blast in Beirut
A massive explosion ripped through central Beirut, killing dozens of people, injuring thousands and blowing out windows in buildings across the city. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
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LA ballot measure would shift nearly $900 million away from law enforcement: report
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to include a charter amendment on the ballot in November to would redistribute $880 million from law enforcement to community programs.
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Global coronavirus uptick sparked by youth going clubbing, visiting beaches: report
World Health Organization says Covid-19 in people aged 15-24 has risen three-fold in five months
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Dana White's Contender Series 27: Best photos
Another summer of Contender Series action came to a close on Tuesday night. Check out all the best action from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. (Photos by Josh Hedges-DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC)         Related StoriesPhotos: Dana White's Contender Series 27 official weigh-ins and faceoffsUFC on ESPN+ 31: Official scorecards from Las VegasUFC on ESPN+ 31: Best photos from Las Vegas 
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Ferguson Activist Cori Bush Ousts Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay After 20 Years
Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri's Democratic primary
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Trump description of Beirut blast as ‘attack’ is premature, some US officials say
Soon after President Trump called Tuesday’s massive explosion in Beirut an “attack” and “a bomb of some kind,” citing information from “some of our great generals,” multiple U.S. officials told Fox News that so far no evidence suggests that is true.   
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Rep. Roger Marshall wins Kansas GOP Senate primary over Kris Kobach
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Republicans on Tuesday nominated Rep. Roger Marshall for the Senate over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach, heeding the party establishment’s advice as it tries to keep a normally safe seat out of play in what could be a difficult year for the GOP. Marshall prevailed comfortably in a crowded primary field with...
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Lacy Clay defeated by progressive primary challenger, CNN projects
Progressive challenger Cori Bush has beaten 10-term incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary for Missouri's First Congressional District, CNN projected early Wednesday.
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More than 500 inmates at Arizona prison test positive for COVID-19
The Tucson Whetstone Unit houses 1,066 inmates, of which 517 have tested positive for COVID-19.
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Progressive Activist Cori Bush Projected To Oust Longtime Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay
Rep. William Lacy Clay has represented the state's 1st Congressional District, around St. Louis, since 2001.
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L.A. County Supervisors Vote to Put Defunding Police on November Ballot
Los Angeles will propose an amendment to its city charter to remove $880 million from law enforcement following Black Lives Matter demands.
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Grocery workers' union reports 28 coronavirus cases at Westlake Food 4 Less
The union that represents grocery-store workers in Los Angeles has reported 28 coronavirus cases at a Food 4 Less in Westlake, saying the store has failed to enforce protocols to protect workers.
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Photos: 'Devastated' Beirut Emerges from the Ashes After Deadly Explosion
Tuesday's explosion was devastating blow even for a city that has endured a 15-year civil war, suicide bombings, foreign bombardments, and political assassinations.
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Civil rights attorney blasts Democratic Party: 'They believe every Black man has to vote for them'
Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell said on "Hannity" Tuesday that one of the reasons he plans on voting for President Trump in November is "the Democratic Party honestly believes that every Black man has to vote for them, [and that] they own us."
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Primary results: Key takeaways from Kansas
Conservative firebrand Kris Kobach and indicted Rep. Steve Watkins lost their primary bids in Kansas on Tuesday, providing the Republican party establishment its best chance to keep the Senate and House seats in their control.
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Trump Ally Kris Kobach Loses Kansas GOP Senate Primary to Establishment Pick Rep. Roger Marshall
Rep. Roger Marshall overcame Kris Kobach’s reputation as a conservative firebrand and informal adviser to Trump
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Missouri approves Medicaid expansion ballot initiative, extending coverage to 200,000 people
LightRocket via Getty Images Missouri voters overrode Republican opposition to pass Medicaid expansion. Missouri voters approved an expansion of the state’s Medicaid program in Tuesday’s election, according to Vox’s partners at Decision Desk — making another success story at the ballot box for the program in a state where it had been stifled by Republican opposition. The ballot initiative expands Medicaid eligibility to 138 percent of the federal poverty level (about $17,500 for an individual or $30,000 for a family of three) as authorized under the Affordable Care Act. An estimated 230,000 low-income Missourians will become eligible for Medicaid, though that number could end up being even higher given the recent job losses in the Covid-19 crisis. The federal government will cover 90 percent of the expansion costs; the state will be responsible for the other 10 percent. The vote passed over the objections of Missouri’s Republican governor, Mike Parson, and conservative interest groups. Bills had been introduced in previous legislative sessions that would have expanded Medicaid, but they were ignored by the GOP majority. This makes Missouri the 39th state to expand Medicaid through Obamacare; all the holdouts have been driven by GOP opposition to the 2010 health care law. About 2.3 million people nationwide are estimated to be uninsured because their state has refused to extend Medicaid eligibility and they make too little money to qualify for tax subsidies to buy private coverage. (Eligibility for the ACA subsidies starts at 100 percent of the poverty level.) Medicaid expansion has been making inroads in Republican-led states through ballot initiatives in recent years. In 2017, Maine voters approved Medicaid expansion after years of opposition by then-Gov. Paul LePage. Voters in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah okayed Medicaid expansion in 2018. Most recently, in June 2020, Oklahoma voters signed off on expansion in a ballot initiative. Republican officials have sometimes tried to undo the results at the ballot box — in Utah, for example, GOP lawmakers sought to add restrictions on eligibility — but the Missouri initiative was specifically written to prevent tampering by the state legislature or the governor. Medicaid expansion would be written into the state constitution, and the state cannot introduce work requirements or any other limits on benefits. Conservative groups had sued to try to stop the Medicaid expansion initiative from appearing on the ballot, arguing it violated the Missouri Constitution, but the language was upheld by state courts. Republicans argued that the state could not afford the expansion, in spite of the 90 percent federal funding match. Supporters, on the other hand, said that expanding Medicaid and accepting the federal money would help prevent hospital closures as well as providing health insurance to many more Missourians. As Vox has previously reported, one in four rural hospitals nationwide are in danger of closing, and one of the strongest indicators of a hospital’s vulnerability is being located in a non-expansion state. 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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Dodgers overcome sluggish start to come back and beat Padres
The Dodgers' bats came alive late to score five straight runs to beat the San Diego Padres 5-2.
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Mets are spiraling, so there are no moral victories
For some, the story can be told exclusively in grit and feistiness — your Miami Marlins, for example. The Marlins have no players, they hadn’t played a game in nine days before Tuesday night, and yet they shut out the Orioles, 4-0. Now, the 2020 O’s will never be confused for the ones of championship...
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Cruz slams Dems after contentious hearing on Antifa: 'They want to encourage these radical leftists'
Democrats are "facilitating" riots and violence in major American cities and encouraging "radical leftists" who are threatening Americans, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Tuesday on "Hannity."
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Rangers’ quick elimination may be the best of all worlds
This might have represented the best of all worlds in the three-dimensional universe in which the Rangers live. For: 1) Being summarily swept out of the qualifying round, 1-2-3, lickety-split by the Candy Canes of Carolina does not erase the significant strides the 2019-20 Rangers took in transforming from lottery-fodder to playoff relevance. But: 2)...
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UN Secretary-General: World faces a 'generational catastrophe'
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Rep. Karen Bass called top member of Communist Party USA a ‘friend and mentor’ in eulogy: report
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Trump may finally realize he's suppressing his own vote
It's time to come to terms with absentee voting and voting by mail.
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Trump's interview debacle sends a warning for the fall campaign
Donald Trump's weak and flailing interview with Jonathan Swan of Axios fired a warning flare about the President's hopes for reelection, if his campaign and White House staff programed to fulfill his yearning for praise are prepared to recognize it.
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Trump's interview debacle sends a warning for the fall campaign
Analysis: Interview reveals the simple secret to exposing Trump's lies
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Harlem dog groomer takes biz on the road to beat COVID-19 slump
After Brian Taylor had to shutter his brick-and-mortar Harlem Doggie Day Spa because of the coronavirus, he switched grooming operations to a van that can go where the customers are.
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August 4 coronavirus news
The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.
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Layoffs: 1.4M more workers likely filed jobless claims as states pull back on reopenings
Another 1.4 million workers likely filed initial unemployment claims, indicating layoffs have persisted as states pause or roll back reopening plans.      
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Operation Warp Speed adviser says media criticism slows coronavirus fight
The people fighting coronavirus as part of the federal government's Operation Warp Speed are discouraged and slowed by media critics, a top adviser says.
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Operation Warp Speed adviser says media criticism slows coronavirus fight
Critical media reporting about Operation Warp Speed, the federal government's effort to speed development of drugs, vaccines and other measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic, is distracting people working on the project, its chief adviser says.
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Chicago violence: 3 shot, 1 fatally in violence on fashionable street
A shooting on one of Chicago's most fashionable streets Tuesday left one person dead and two others injured, according to authorities.
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WNBA players wear shirts opposing Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler
Players have received support from many fans, including Stacey Abrams, who endorsed Warnock in January.
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This is one of the most unpatriotic moments in Trump's presidency
CNN national security analyst Samantha Vinograd writes that Donald Trump's claim in his latest Axios interview that he still hasn't been briefed on Russia allegedly putting bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan is one more example in a litany of unpatriotic incidents.
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Mets fall again as Steven Matz struggles; lose Robinson Cano to IL
WASHINGTON – The ouch factor is real for the Mets on multiple fronts. There is the obvious: Robinson Cano was placed on the injured list Tuesday with a grade two left abductor strain, and two other players, Jeff McNeil and Amed Rosario, were sidelined and listed as day to day after receiving MRI exams for...
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As Trump Praises Plasma, Researchers Struggle to Finish Critical Studies
Thousands of Covid-19 patients have been treated with blood plasma outside of rigorous clinical trials — hampering research that would have shown whether the therapy worked.
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De Blasio: 'What We're Seeing Here' with Isaias 'Is the Result of Global Warming'
During a press conference on Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) stated that “What we’re seeing here” with Tropical Storm Isaias “and what we’ve been seeing now for years, is the result of global warming.” De Blasio
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Journalist describes riot damage in cities across US: 'Beyond anything ... since at least the 1960s'
Mainstream media outlets have failed the public by declining to spotlight the devastation left behind by rioters in cities across America, independent journalist Michael Tracey said Tuesday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."
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Trump says generals feel Beirut blast was likely an ‘attack’
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said U.S. military generals have told him that they “seem to feel” the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people, was a “terrible attack” likely caused by a bomb. Trump was asked why he called it an attack and not an accident, especially since Lebanese...
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Chicago rapper FBG Duck shot dead while shopping in ritzy neighborhood
Popular Chicago rapper FBG Duck was reportedly killed and two others wounded in a broad daylight shooting in the city’s ritzy Gold Coast neighborhood. The 26-year-old artist was shopping with a 28-year-old woman and another man, 36, when they were shot on East Oak Street at about 4:40 p.m., reported ABC 7 Chicago, citing police...
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Video of MLB player’s masturbation arrest: ‘What an idiot’
What an awkward bust. Video obtained by TMZ shows the February arrest of Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire, who was allegedly caught masturbating in his car outside of a strip mall in Dunedin, Fla., near the team’s spring training complex. The 25-year-old McGuire pleaded no contest and was fined $450 after initially being charged with...
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As summer progresses, social distancing in San Francisco parks proves challenging
As the weeks pass and the temperatures rise, more residents are flocking to the city's parks.
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Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Senate Primary, Easing Republican Worries
Mr. Kobach, a polarizing figure in Kansas politics and an ally of President Trump’s, was defeated by Roger Marshall, the preferred choice of many Washington Republicans.
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