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A look at upcoming Disney movie 'Ron's Gone Wrong'
The team behind upcoming Disney 'bot animation "Ron's Gone Wrong" give us an insight into the film's plot and how they've been working during lockdown. (July 8)       
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Animation 'thrives and survives' during lockdown
The production house behind Disney animation "Ron's Gone Wrong" have been working hard from home during the coronavirus pandemic. We discover how they've been putting the upcoming film together remotely. (July 8)       
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Gianno Caldwell calls on National Guard to deploy to Chicago: 'We are not waiting any longer'
Democratic leaders in Chicago need to recognize that they've failed their constituents and call on President Trump and the National Guard for help," Gianno Caldwell urged Wednesday.
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Doctor chokes up describing virus cases: This is really upsetting
Dr. Andrew Pastewski, an ICU specialist in Florida, became emotional while describing treating a coronavirus patient who did not survive.
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Two of Thomas Jefferson’s descendants want his DC memorial replaced
Two descendants of Thomas Jefferson said they want his DC memorial replaced because it glorifies the third president as a Founding Father without providing context about him being a slaveholder, according to a report. Lucian Truscott, who is white, is a sixth-generation descendant of Jefferson, and Shannon LaNier, who’s black, is a ninth-generation descendant of...
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Black owner of French-style rosé label is on a mission to change the pink drink's perception
Donae Burston, founder of La Fete du Rosé, is pushing back against tired rosé stereotypes. He's responsible for bringing the first Black-owned rosé label from Saint-Tropez to the United States.
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Republicans are ready to snub . . . Texas?
Texas is failing, and Republicans are willing to do nothing about it.
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How Apple stores can help track the US reopening
Last month, as Covid-19 cases increased in Texas and Arizona, Apple opted to shut stores in those states. Shortly after, the states themselves would either pause or roll back their reopenings.
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Iowa governor says her driver who struck Black Lives Matter protester 'acted appropriately'
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds was riding in an SUV last week when the state trooper driving her hit a protester as they were leaving a parking lot.        
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‘Serious Setbacks’ Marring Facebook’s Progress on Civil Rights, Hate Speed Moderation
But there is no formal system in place to hold Facebook accountable for any of the audit's findings
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Cardinals' DeAndre Hopkins roasts Texans in tweet congratulating Patrick Mahomes for deal
Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins congratulated Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on his record NFL contract Tuesday, He also took a shot at his former team.       
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Gabrielle Union says 'more changes are needed' to end racial, gender discrimination at NBC
Gabrielle Union is weighing in on NBC's steps to end racial and gender discrimination in the workplace, saying there are "more changes needed."        
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Eye Opener: 200,000 Americans could die of COVID-19 by November
Dire new projections show the coronavirus could kill 200,000 Americans by November 1. Also, the White House is denying allegations in a forthcoming book by President Trump's niece Mary Trump. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
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Secrets from behind the scenes
From the “Dating Around” to “Another Round,” Maggie and Ian have interviews to spare.
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Dumpster diving, blackouts and suicides. Lebanon's woes laid bare as crisis deepens
As Lebanon entered a Covid-induced lockdown earlier this year, the destruction of the middle class remained largely out of sight, but now there's no escaping the dystopian scenes of desperation.
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ShowBiz Minute: Depp, Rowling, Starr
ShowBiz Minute: Depp, Rowling, Starr       
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Da'Vine Joy Randolph doesn't need Hollywood's affirmation: 'If you're on board, cool'
"High Fidelity" and "Dolemite Is My Name" star Da'Vine Joy Randolph discusses Black women in Hollywood and the prospects for racial justice in the industry.
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Trump's last line of defense is the economy. Biden and Democrats must knock it down.
It is our job as Democrats to show voters that Trump's handling of COVID-19 led to the recession and economic devastation in their local communities.        
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Dumpster diving, blackouts and suicides. Lebanon's woes laid bare as crisis deepens
A young man with a swagger approaches a dumpster. An employee from a nearby restaurant has just dumped a trash bag inside. He scoops the bag up, rummaging through it to look for leftover hummus and beans. Finding a half-smoked cigarette, he lights it, and puts it to his lips. Then, wiping his hands on his black shirt, he pokes his head into the container one last time, to check there's nothing else he can use, before walking away.
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What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, July 8
President Donald Trump is pulling the United States out of the World Health Organization in the midst of the pandemic, a decision critics say will cripple America's already-flagging fight against the coronavirus and weaken the nation's global standing.
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Why do I love sports? It all started at a dud of a college football game in 1986
Looking back, I can't say what it was. The spectacle, maybe? Certainly wasn't a matter of spine-tingling suspense. Because the game itself was a dud.      
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Mexican president set to meet Trump
US President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador set to meet at the White House to celebrate the new North America free trade deal. The visit comes in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has spiked in both countries. CNN's Matt River reports.
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Sports is returning to play, but maybe it's best to sit this one out
It's hard to not be a little bit leery of whether sports can make it in 2020 and wonder whether we're fooling ourselves into thinking coronavirus won't have a major impact on the current attempts to play again. Is it even worth risking?
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Ryder Cup reportedly will move to 2021 so that fans can be on the course
It’s hard to imaging a Ryder Cup without rowdy spectators.
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Florida teachers say the state's decision to reopen schools could be deadly
Florida has announced that it will require schools to reopen for in-person classes next month. The order came down as the state smashes daily records for new coronavirus cases and some hospitals report maxing out capacity.
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University of Maryland to hold some fall classes in-person
The University of Maryland has announced it will hold some in-person classes during the fall semester amid the coronavirus pandemic
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Facebook’s own civil rights auditors said its policy decisions are a 'tremendous setback’
Facebook’s external civil rights auditors found that the company’s prioritization of free speech “over all other values” has undermined its progress on race.
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COVID-ravaged NY church reopens
After losing at least 74 parishioners to COVID-19, Saint Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in Queens reopened for its first in-person services in nearly four months. In attendance was Claudia Balderas, who lost her brother to the coronavirus. (July 8)‪ ‬       
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Comedian Rickey Smiley's teen daughter Aaryn is 'beyond grateful' to be alive after shooting
Comedian Rickey Smiley's daughter Aaryn is "beyond grateful" to be alive after she was unintentionally caught in a crossfire and shot multiple times.        
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Coronavirus updates: US nears 3M cases; Florida hospital ICUs reaching capacity; movie theater chains sue to reopen in New Jersey
The U.S. nears 3M cases; Hospitalizations spike in Florida; Movie theater chains file lawsuit to reopen in New Jersey. Latest coronavirus news        
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The man who had coronavirus firmly in his grasp, only to see it slip through his fingers
Israel's first wave of coronavirus was a success story, but its health officials say a second wave appears to be on track for a very different ending.
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Israel had the coronavirus under control. So what happened?
For months, Israel appeared to be an international model of coronavirus success.
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5 things to know for July 8: Coronavirus, Mexico, Election 2020, WHO, Facebook
Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day.
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Severe weather expected in Plains as wildfires continue out West
There is a possibility for tornadoes in the Plains Wednesday.
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Letter signed by J.K. Rowling, Noam Chomsky warning of stifled free speech draws mixed reviews
The letter, which was published by Harper’s Magazine, boasts a lengthy list of signatories including cultural icons such as author Margaret Atwood, jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, choreographer Bill T. Jones and famed feminist Gloria Steinem, as well as other prominent public figures like historian Nell Irvin Painter and author Malcolm Gladwell.
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Black man claims group of assailants threatened to "get a noose"
A Bloomington, Indiana civil rights activist says he was assaulted by a group of white men at a lake. Two people were hit by a car at a protest over the incident.
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Covid-19 creates headaches for Republicans racing to stage Florida convention
Florida, the site of next month's scaled-down GOP convention, is now one of the nation's hotspots for the virus, raising concerns about how many Republicans will travel to the state.
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Odd bedfellows Trump and Mexican president talk trade as both face pressure at home
President López Obrador uses his first official visit to talk trade with Trump. Can thornier issues be avoided?
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Many residents say California reopened too soon and fear coronavirus spread, poll finds
A significant number of residents believe California reopened its economy too early and are worried they could get COVID-19 as cases once again surge.
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Column: Stop worrying about Biden's vice presidential choice
Stop worrying about Biden's pick for vice president. Unless she's got huge problems, it won't matter. The veep choice almost never does — and this election is a referendum on Trump, not Biden's pick for No. 2.
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Buccaneers coach says his players will ‘all get sick’ when NFL returns
67-year-old Bruce Arians knows he will have to be "real careful," but doesn't want to miss out on the chance to coach a team led by Tom Brady.
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Starting A COVID-19 'Social Bubble'? How Safe Sex Communication Skills Can Help
Sex educators and sexologists have some advice for safe coronavirus socializing. Just like in the bedroom, overcommunicate about your needs and seek consent.
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Newt Gingrich: Trump carves a place in history, picks up Reagan's patriotic dream
To my surprise (and I suspect virtually everyone’s surprise) President Trump is carving a place in history as a teacher and statue builder.
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'Bird Box' redux: Read an exclusive excerpt from Josh Malerman's horror sequel 'Malorie'
The novel "Bird Box" was adapted as a hugely successful Netflix horror thriller, and Josh Malerman's sequel, out July 21, is set 12 years later.        
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Even without a Covid-19 vaccine, there's reason for hope
William Haseltine writes that even if a Covid-19 vaccine isn't ready in the near future, there is reason for hope that a medical solution -- in the form of an effective treatment for newly infected patients -- will soon be at hand.
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The pandemic didn’t create working moms’ struggle. But it made it impossible to ignore.
The debate over schools reopening isn’t about education. It’s about how parents are quietly losing their minds.
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Rufus Wainwright is sober, battle-hardened and wrestling with the demons of middle age
Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright uses his mature, rafter-filling voice to reckon with his past and future on “Unfollow the Rules.”
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Conversation over video is maddening. So take a lesson from literature’s great dialogue writers.
Authors addressing the art of conversation can teach us a lot about improving public discourse — and maybe our love life.
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