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Joe Biden’s doubletalk on ‘Defund the Police’
Forget Joe Biden’s endless gaffes and remarks he later takes back; just try to figure out where he stands even when he speaks clearly, such as on defunding police. Thursday, he painted blacks with a broad brush, suggesting they think alike, compared with Hispanics: “Unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is...
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Just the app New York needs to keep pols honest
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New Zealand marks 100 days of no new reported local coronavirus
The achievement was reached the same weekend the United States surpassed 5 million confirmed cases​ of the virus.
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Chanel Miller: The full 60 Minutes report on the author and sexual assault survivor
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Reports: Cleveland Indians send pitcher Zach Plesac home for violating COVID-19 protocols
Zach Plesac left the Indians team hotel to go out with friends Saturday night in Chicago following his start against the White Sox, per reports.       
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Is de Blasio really going to bail out a donor again — at city expense?
Is Mayor Bill de Blasio actually thinking of buying a school-bus company owned by a donor — and assuming its debts? Even he couldn’t be that cynical, could he? As The Post’s Julia Marsh and Sue Edelman reported last week, the city is moving to take over some private bus companies, possibly including one with ties to a...
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Polls: Biden leads Trump in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, on July 28, 2020. | Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images Trust in Biden to handle the coronavirus crisis seems to be playing a role in his advantage. New CBS polls show presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden 6 percentage points ahead of President Donald Trump among likely voters in both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, crucial battleground states which Hillary Clinton lost by less than 1 point in the 2016 election. There’s still plenty of time for things to change until the election, and battleground state polling should be taken with a grain of salt, but the results suggest Biden may have an advantage in the Rust Belt states that helped Trump secure his victory in 2016 — and that Trump’s botched response to the coronavirus crisis is playing a significant role in Biden’s ratings. While the polls, which were conducted by YouGov on behalf of CBS between August 4 and 7, show Biden in the lead, it is important to note the former vice president’s lead is within both polls’ margin of error, meaning Trump could actually be polling a little better than Biden. In Pennsylvania, pollsters found Biden ahead of Trump with 49 percent support to the president’s 43 percent. That poll has a 3.7 percentage point margin of error, meaning Trump could have up to 46.7 percent support and Biden as little as 45.3 percent. The Wisconsin poll — which had a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points — found Biden leading Trump 48 percent to 42 percent. In both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, independent voters were found to favor Biden. Clinton lost this group in both states to Trump; and Biden is also outperforming Clinton’s vote share among white voters with and without college degrees. It should be noted, however, that the two data points aren’t directly comparable — while polling data in this case comes from likely voters who may or may not actually go to the polls, 2016 voting data comes from voters who did, in fact, turn out. Pollsters found views on the coronavirus pandemic as having a strong relationship to candidate preference — in fact, in its analysis of the survey data, CBS found that views on the pandemic are more strongly associated with voting than views on the economy. “Those who say Wisconsin’s outbreak is a crisis are voting for Biden in even larger numbers than those who say the economy is very bad. The small group who think the outbreak is not much of a problem back Mr. Trump in larger numbers than voters who say the state’s economy is good,” the analysis says. Public perception of the president’s pandemic response is highly polarizing — and polls in recent months have shown that the public finds it to be the most important issue facing the nation. CNN’s polling expert Harry Enten has argued this is bad news for Trump, since historical polling data suggests that “whoever is most trusted most on the non-economic issue is likely to win the election.” State polling should be taken with a grain of salt Polling in battleground states is important — particularly given the US’s presidential elections are determined by the electoral college, not a popular vote. But state polling also has significant limitations, and Biden’s consistent lead in them (including other states like Michigan, Florida, and North Carolina) should not be seen as a surefire sign of his victory in those states and the overall election. Consider that a Marquette Law School poll in Wisconsin in late October 2016 had Clinton up by 6 percentage points — the same advantage Biden has in CBS’s Pennsylvania and Wisconsin polls — but Trump ultimately won the state by 0.7 points. As Vox’s Li Zhou has explained, there are many reasons that a number of state polls were off the mark in 2016 compared to the final election results. Some of those have been corrected for during this election cycle — for instance, in the run-up to 2016, some polls overrepresented Clinton voters because they failed to weight for education, and that’s no longer the case. (The CBS poll is weighted for education.) But there are still plenty of obstacles. Polling is always a snapshot of a specific time, and ultimately can’t give definitive insight into the likelihood that someone sharing their preference with a pollster will actually show up at the voting booth on Election Day, nor can it necessarily predict the patterns of late-breaking voters who decide on their candidate in the final days before election (something that played a crucial role in Trump’s victory). Adding to the uncertainty is that the pandemic makes predictions based on polling especially difficult, as Zhou explains: Specifically, the use of vote-by-mail due to the coronavirus pandemic makes predicting the composition of the electorate that much harder. It’s unclear how closely turnout will match up with prior years because of public health concerns about physical polling places and questions around the number of people who’ll use mail-in ballots instead. “It’s difficult to do a turnout model because you’re not sure who’s going to turn out. That’s going to be even harder in an election that has extensive vote-by-mail,” says University of New Mexico political science professor Lonna Atkeson. Bottom line: the polling is promising for Biden, but polls are not to be confused with perfect predictions of outcome. 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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Cleveland Indians punish Zach Plesac for going out, breaking MLB protocol
The Cleveland Indians sent starting pitcher Zach Plesac home to quarantine after he went out Saturday night with friends in Chicago following his victory over the White Sox, according to a report. Plesac will be required to quarantine for 72 hours and test for the coronavirus daily, The Athletic reported. The team had him drive...
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MLS navigates resuming the season in local markets
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2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally attracts thousands with no mask requirements amid pandemic
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Coronavirus mask dispute leads to Washington man’s arrest in assault on veteran, 72
A man in Washington state was arrested Saturday and charged with assault after allegedly breaking the jaw of a 72-year-old disabled veteran in a hotel lobby in a dispute over coronavirus masks. Cody P. Hansen, 35, was arrested at his home in Spokane, Wash., on Saturday after police received an anonymous tip. He has been charged...
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It's official: NBA will have a play-in series in the West
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L.A. County reports more than 1,700 new coronavirus cases, many among younger people
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Atlético says 2 group members test positive for coronavirus
Two members of Atlético Madrid's group set to travel to Portugal for the Champions League quarterfinals tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday — the first pandemic-related setback among clubs participating in the final stage of Europe's top club competition.
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In DC, city of gridlock, tarp stymies Nationals grounds crew
When it rained in the top of the sixth inning of the Washington Nationals' game against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, it really poured on the infield dirt, because the grounds crew had trouble unrolling the giant tarp used to protect the diamond.
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Maxine Waters says she's confident Biden will choose a Black woman as a running mate
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A 103-year-old woman got her first tattoo to cross it off her bucket list
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Louisville police ban street protests after months of Black Lives Matter demonstrations
Police in Louisville are laying down the law. Cops in the Kentucky city said Sunday they are banning all street marches and protest caravans in the wake of a violent weekend clash with police that lead to 12 arrests. The announcement by the Louisville Metro Police Department also comes after more than 70 days of...
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BBC apologizes after initially defending use of racist term in reporting
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India to ban over 100 imports of military equipment items to boost ‘self-reliance’ 
The Indian government on Sunday said it will ban the imports of more than 100 items of military equipment in a bid to boost its own economy and improve self-reliance in weapons manufacturing.
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Church holds indoor services amid pandemic, defying court order
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Biden Enjoys Clear Lead in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania as VP Announcement Nears
The presumptive Democratic nominee is leading in the two states that were key to President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory.
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Israeli jeweler makes $1.5M gold, diamond-encrusted coronavirus mask
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YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she and her fiancé were robbed at gunpoint in their home
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U.S. intelligence says Russia seeking to boost Trump's reelection bid
The U.S. intelligence community has assessed that Russia is actively seeking to boost President Trump's candidacy ahead of the 2020 presidential election. In an unprecedented statement outlining the candidate preferences of several foreign actors, National Counterintelligence and Security Center director Bill Evanina also said China "prefers that President Trump — whom Beijing sees as unpredictable — does not win reelection," and that Iran may try to "undermine" U.S. democratic institutions and the president, primarily through online and social media content. CBS News intelligence and national security reporter Olivia Gazis joins CBSN's Lana Zak to talk about the NCSC warning and the Trump administration's response.
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College admissions scandal CEO whines upstate prison is ‘torture,’ wants release
An ex-financial firm CEO who was sent to an upstate New York prison for his role in the college admissions scandal is asking to be set free — because life behind bars is “torture.” Ex-Pimco honcho Douglas Hodge —  who paid more than $850,000 in bribes to get his kids into elite universities — is...
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Cardinals' series vs. Pirates postponed, leaving team 46 days to play 55 games
The St. Louis Cardinals have played just five games this season and none since July 29.       
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UFC on ESPN+ 32 post-event facts: Derrick Lewis conquers one record and approaches others
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This classic Longchamp bag is deeply discounted for Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale
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Zoë Kravitz slams Hulu for lack of diversity after ‘High Fidelity’ cancellation
Zoë Kravitz took a swipe at Hulu after the streaming service confirmed it had canceled its show “High Fidelity,” which starred the 31-year-old actress.
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HHS Secretary Alex Azar in Taiwan for trip that angered China
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar touched down in Taiwan on Sunday, as part of a trip that’s spurred outrage from China. The nation’s top health official is leading a delegation with the aim of supporting Taiwan’s international role in fighting the coronavirus pandemic and strengthening ties between the US and the island, which...
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Goldie Hawn dances to 'Hey Ya!' as she cleans dishes with family in fun video
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New footage shows Beirut explosion up-close and in slow motion
A new video shows the moment an explosion shook the port of Beirut — sending a firework-like blast of “white hot glass” into the air before leveling dozens of buildings in a powerful wave of destruction. The high resolution footage, which has also been slowed down, offers the clearest look at the explosion in the...
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NYC pols call for a ‘desegregated’ remote-learning format
A pair of City Council members is urging the de Blasio administration to use remote learning to better “desegregate” the district — including by offering more gifted and talented programs. In a letter to schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday, Councilmen Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan) and Robert Cornegy (D-Brooklyn) said online...
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Biden leads Trump in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, CBS News poll shows
According to a CBS News Battleground Tracker poll, former Vice President Joe Biden is leading President Trump in both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by six points in each state. The vast majority of voters in these two states say things in the U.S. are going badly. CBS News elections and surveys director Anthony Salvanto joins CBSN's Lana Zak with a look at the polling.
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Trump signs coronavirus executive orders, but legal challenges may loom
After coronavirus relief bill negotiations collapsed, President Trump signed four executive orders aimed at providing financial aid to Americans. Democrats have decried the actions as unconstitutional, and they will most likely be challenged in court. CBS News' Paula Reid joins CBSN's Lana Zak with the latest.
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Ninth staff member dies of Covid-19 at California Department of Corrections
A ninth staff member has died from Covid-19, California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Sunday.
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Kayla Nicole stuns in new bikini photos after Travis Kelce split
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Game On: 'Fast & Furious Crossroads'
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New York gun background checks spiked 121 percent in June: report
FBI background checks for gun purchases in New York in June more than doubled from a year ago, according to a new report.
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Thousands of bikers heading to South Dakota rally to be blocked at tribal land checkpoints
A convoy consisting of thousands of Bikers headed for a South Dakota rally will not be allowed to cross Cheyenne River Sioux checkpoints on their way to the event, according to a Native American spokesman. 
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Protesters across Thailand call for new elections following the arrest of pro-democracy activists
Pro-democracy protesters gather in Bangkok on August 8, 2020, to call for the dissolution of Thailand’s military government. | Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images Protests against the post-coup government are continuing through the summer. Pro-democracy activists participated in a new round of protests across Thailand this weekend, demanding both new elections and constitutional reforms while defying a coronavirus ban on gatherings. The protests, partially fueled by the arrest of two activist leaders on Friday, reflect the persistent energy of an ongoing movement that sees the ruling government, which came to power following a 2014 military coup, as illegitimate. On Saturday, more than 1,000 demonstrators rallied in the capital of Bangkok, one day after human rights lawyer Anon Nampa and student activist Panupong Jadnok were arrested by the police and held overnight, according to Reuters. Police charged Nampa and Jadnok with sedition and violating a coronavirus emergency decree for their participation in past protests. According to Reuters, Nampa called for reforms to the country’s monarchy in an unusually blunt set of remarks last week — but while criticism of the king is forbidden under Thai law, the lawyer did not face charges for that statement. Both activists were released on bail Saturday, but their detainment energized demonstrators at the Saturday rally, during which protesters chanted slogans like, “Do not harass the citizens,” “Police get out,” and “Dictatorship shall fall.” On Sunday, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets throughout the country, calling for pro-democracy reforms. Students are reportedly planning more protests for Monday. The weekend’s protests are the latest manifestation of public discontent with the Thai government — dissatisfaction that intensified in the wake of the 2019 election, which saw coup leader Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha maintain power. Opposition parties disputed the results of that election, and activists have rallied in the thousands in recent months to criticize the government. In July, some 2,500 protesters gathered near Bangkok’s Democracy Monument and listed their grievances. “Organizers issued three demands: the dissolution of parliament, an end to harassment of government critics, and amendments to the military-written constitution that critics say virtually guaranteed victory for Prayuth’s party in elections last year,” Reuters reported at the time. Thai protesters are finding creative ways to push back against repression While the political establishment, the constitution written by military leaders in 2017, and even the monarchy have been questioned by protesters in the past, a new and persistent wave of demonstrations began in February after a political opposition party was forced to dissolve. A court ruled that the pro-democracy Future Forward Party had received an illicit donation from its leader, and was disbanded. That party was not small — it had the third-largest share of seats in parliament — and was popular with young voters, a number of whom have been active in recent protests. Concerns about the authoritarian tendencies of the ruling party grew further when a well-known pro-democracy activist disappeared in June. The activist was reportedly kidnapped in broad daylight in Cambodia, where he’s lived in exile since 2014, prompting accusations of a government-orchestrated abduction. “The students feel like what the government has done is not really democratic. They want a fair government,” Punchada Sirivunnabood, a professor of politics at Mahidol University, told BBC News. Protesters have used creative methods drawn from the world of popular fiction to veil their criticism of the government and mitigate charges for violating restrictions on political speech. For example, some protesters have dressed up as characters from Harry Potter in order to advance their arguments against the government and monarchy. Other pro-democracy protesters display three-finger salutes inspired by the Hunger Games series. On top of political concerns, extreme economic inequality and pessimism about social mobility are helping fuel unrest as well. “More than fifty percent of the wealth is held by the top one percent,” Matt Wheeler, a senior analyst for the International Crisis Group, told Al Jazeera. “I think a lot of young people, when they look to the future for their opportunities, don’t see any opportunities — and so are more willing to take risks right now to see some political change.” 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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Cardinals manager Mike Shildt says COVID-19 outbreak has caused 'a few visits to the ER'
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said the coronavirus outbreak that infected nine players and seven staff resulted in "a few visits" to the ER.       
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5.1 magnitude earthquake shakes North Carolina
It's the largest earthquake to hit the state since 1916. It was felt as far away as Tennessee and South Carolina.
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Puerto Rico forced to partially suspend primary voting because of lack of ballots: 'It's an embarrassment'
Puerto Rico on Sunday was forced to partially suspend voting for primaries marred by a lack of ballots
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