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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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Jeff Sessions loses Alabama GOP Senate runoff to Trump-backed Tommy Tuberville
Jeff Sessions lost an Alabama Senate GOP primary runoff on Tuesday to former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, CNN projects, a major blow to the former attorney general who faced fierce opposition to his candidacy from President Donald Trump.
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Charles Barkley says racial injustice issues turning into 'circus'
Basketball Hall of Famer and NBA analyst Charles Barkley said athletes have turned racial injustice issues into a “circus” and he believes fans could become less interested.
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Maroon 5 bassist Mickey Madden steps away from band after arrest
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Coronavirus vaccine trial: First tested in US yielded antibodies in patients, researchers say
The first coronavirus vaccine to be tested in the U.S. boosted the immune systems of the study's participants and is being hailed a major step in the right direction towards eradicating COVID-19.
Jeff Sessions Loses Alabama Senate Bid After Trump Campaigned Against His Former Attorney General
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Tommy Tuberville defeats Jeff Sessions in Alabama GOP Senate runoff election
Tommy Tuberville and President Trump were the winners in Tuesday’s Republican Senate primary runoff in Alabama.
Texas bar hosts dance rally in defiance of Gov. Abbott's coronavirus order to re-close
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Ghislaine Maxwell prosecutors will claim 'there is no Jeffrey Epstein' without her, Miami Herald editor says
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UK reverses decision to give Huawei role in 5G development
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Sessions Pays the Price for Incurring Trump’s Wrath, Losing Alabama Senate Race
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Kansas Congressman Steve Watkins charged with voter fraud
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Jacob deGrom exits Mets scrimmage early with back issue
Jacob deGrom left Tuesday’s intrasquad game after just one inning with back tightness, the team announced. DeGrom is slated to start the opener on July 24 against Atlanta at Citi Field and had looked sharp both in March in Port St. Lucie and in spring training 2.0 in Queens. He was expected to build up...
Everything you need to know about Peacock, latest entrant in the streaming wars
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Jeff Sessions Is Projected To Lose Comeback Bid For Alabama Senate Seat
The Associated Press projects that Sessions loses to former football coach Tommy Tuberville, who has been endorsed by President Trump.
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A nursing home turned down free testing. Now almost every resident is infected
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Harlem EatUp! virtual festival to raise funds for black-owned businesses
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Minnesota homeless encampment: Crime increases in Powderhorn Park
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Ex-MLB slugger Aubrey Huff says coronavirus is 'a system of control in order to crash the economy to get Donald Trump out of office'
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Dustin Johnson is not afraid of big-hitting Bryson DeChambeau
DUBLIN, Ohio — Consider this a shot fired. Dustin Johnson on Tuesday made it clear he’s not intimidated by the new-found length off the tee Bryson DeChambeau has been flashing the past month thanks to his new-found bulk. DeChambeau, who’s added some 25 pounds of muscle to his frame and has gone from being ranked...
Kansas freshman GOP Rep. Watkins charged with 3 felonies
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99 years after Tulsa race massacre, the search for a mass grave is underway
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Kansas Congressman Steve Watkins charged with felonies in voter registration case
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Jewel opens up about homelessness, mental health struggle
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What has happened to Trump's messaging mojo
His three-word-chants don't work anymore (plus KAG, as in Keep America Great, sounds like gag), his mocking nicknames fall flat and even rallygoers check their watches, write Juliana Silva and Bill McGowan. A pandemic, economic pain and social unrest find this President with few messaging options.
07/14: Red and Blue
Pres. Trump speaks on rise in COVID19 cases; Sessions, Tuberville face off in AL Senate runoff
Ayaan Hirsi Ali praises Bari Weiss, warns 'censorship terrorists' are leading US 'down a path to hell'
Human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali warned on "The Story" Tuesday that "censorship terrorists" are leading the country "down a path to hell" in response to New York Times opinion columnist Bari Weiss' scathing resignation letter.
LA Times op-ed mocked for calling to replace 'The Star-Spangled Banner' with 'Lean on Me'
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Most Big School Districts Aren’t Ready to Reopen. Here’s Why.
All but two of the nation’s 10 largest districts exceed a key public health threshold, according to a New York Times analysis.
Naya Rivera's family speaks out, remembers the star as a ‘beautiful legend’: 'Heaven gained our sassy angel'
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Yasiel Puig, Atlanta Braves come to terms on one-year deal
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Tommy Tuberville wins the Alabama GOP Senate primary, defeating Jeff Sessions
A Tommy Tuberville campaign sign on Three Notch Road during Election Day on July 14, 2020, in Mobile, Alabama. | Michael DeMocker/Getty Images The former Auburn University football coach will face Democrat Doug Jones in November. Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville defeated former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Alabama’s Republican primary runoff election on Tuesday, setting up a November match against current Democratic Sen. Doug Jones, who became the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in the state since 1992 when he defeated alleged child molester Roy Moore in a2017 special election. In a state Donald Trump won handily back in 2016, Tuberville is favored to win in November. Tuberville has never served in elected office (and moved to Alabama only two years ago), and his campaign against Sessions was largely based on his support for the president. Trump endorsed Tuberville in March, tweeting, “Tommy was a terrific head football coach at Auburn University. He is a REAL LEADER who will never let MAGA/KAG, or our Country, down!” On a Monday call with Alabama voters, Trump said of Tuberville, “He’s going to have a cold, direct line into my office. That I can tell you.” Whether Tuberville was a “terrific” football coach at Auburn is a matter of some debate, but his close ties to college football — in a state where football is king — played a big role in his campaign against Sessions. I spoke to Bill Britt, editor-in-chief of the Alabama Political Reporter, who told me that while Sessions was enmeshed in his first real campaign since the mid-1990s, “Tuberville, who is a decade younger and appears to be much more vital, is proving to be very good at one-on-one politicking.” Britt added that Tuberville’s college football experience was perhaps paying off in a new arena. “Years of recruiting players and back-slapping wealthy alumni has given him a far greater ability to reach people in rural Alabama,” Britt said. “A Republican has to win rural Alabama to win any primary.” Tuberville’s football past could play a surprisingly big part in November’s general election. Though he gained national attention for leading the Auburn Tigers to an undefeated season in 2004, five years earlier he handed down a one-game suspension to a player who was charged with the second-degree rape of a 15-year-old girl. Despite the player pleading guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Tuberville permitted the player to remain on the team. Tuberville also abandoned Texas Tech recruits and assistant coaches mid-dinner in 2012, the night before he announced he would take a new job at the University of Cincinnati. And then there was his infamous radio appearance in 1998 when, as then-head coach at the University of Mississippi, Tuberville promised he would only leave the job “in a pine box” — and then flew to Auburn two days later to become head coach of the Tigers. On the field, as Sessions’s campaign noted on Twitter, Tuberville’s stints at Auburn, Texas Tech, and Cincinnati did not end successfully. “He was the leader of a team that went bad,” Sessions said July 11. Whether he’ll serve his team well in November remains to be seen. If watching you coach taught me anything @TTuberville, it’s that you’re no good at sitting on a lead. That’s why you finished 5-7 and 4-8 in your last seasons at Auburn and Cincinnati. If you are too weak to debate, you do not deserve to represent the people of Alabama.— Jeff Sessions (@jeffsessions) May 26, 2020 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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Poll: Only 54 Percent of Voters Think Biden Can Handle Debating Trump
Only 54 percent of likely voters believe that presumptive Democrat 2020 presidential nominee Joe Biden can handle debating President Donald Trump on the national stage, according to the latest poll from Rasmussen Reports.
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Tracy Anderson opening COVID-conscious outdoor studio in Hamptons
Her most popular class costs $90 for "drop-ins" and $4,860 for guaranteed access through Labor Day.
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Mets have come together to regain spring training momentum
It felt so very Metsian, if extremely insensitive to share the observation, that their spring training of great positivity — their showcase of promise and hope — ended suddenly and prematurely due to a pandemic. Yet to watch these same Mets do their work at spring training 2.0 is to conclude their strong vibe seems...
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In CA: Some GOP elected officials accuse Newsom of issuing 'confusing orders' and don't appreciate being sidelined
The state sets tiers for who gets priority when it comes to COVID-19 testing. And all this authority-ing by Gov. Gavin Newsom isn't sitting well with some Republican elected officials, who say shutting things down isn't working. Plus: More on that L.A.-based moldy jam.       
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Bear leaves Ontario home hungry after breaking in to find pizza
Bears can smell roughly seven times greater than a bloodhound.
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Sheldon Silver must appear in NYC courtroom for sentencing, judge rules
Crooked ex-pol Sheldon Silver failed Tuesday to convince a judge that the coronavirus pandemic makes it too dangerous for him to get re-sentenced in person for his $4 million bribery scheme. Manhattan federal Judge Valerie Caproni rejected a request by the once-powerful, former Assembly speaker to appear before her by video-conference on Monday. “The Courthouse...
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