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Fact-checking a mask meme shared by Trump Jr. on Facebook
President Donald Trump has finally started to encourage people to wear masks, even while not wearing one himself. Meanwhile, his son Donald Trump Jr. is actively spreading doubt about the effectiveness of masks against the coronavirus.
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‘SNL’s infamous ‘cue card guy’ Wally Feresten launches side hustle
For 30 years, Wally Feresten has been writing and holding the off-camera script cards on "SNL"
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Willie Nelson celebrates July 4 with virtual picnic, new LP
Like many musicians, Willie Nelson would love to be on the road again.
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Gang of Eight briefed by intelligence chiefs on Russia bounty allegations
The country's top intelligence officials on Thursday held a classified briefing with congressional leaders amid demands for more information on the reports that Russian agents offered Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan thousands of dollars in bounties for killing American troops.
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US companies must avoid Chinese forced labor from Uighur camps: Pompeo
The Trump administration is advising US companies against doing business with Chinese suppliers that use forced labor from Uighur Muslims, a minority ethnic group being forcibly detained in concentration camps in China. In an advisory issued Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited the Chinese Communist Party ramping up “its campaign of systematic repression of...
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Massachusetts city recognizes polyamorous relationships in new domestic partnership ordinance
A left-leaning Massachusetts city has declared it will recognize polyamorous relationships following a unanimous City Council vote, according to reports Wednesday.
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High-tech glove can translate sign language with 99 percent accuracy
Bioengineers at UCLA have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time with a smartphone app.
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Penn Badgley reveals he did a lot of drugs in his early 20s
The "You" actor didn't have to research the LSD trip on season two.
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Herman Cain hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19
Former 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has tested positive for coronavirus and is receiving treatment in an Atlanta-area hospital. CNN's Jeremy Diamond tells us more.
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USC says most undergraduate classes will be online for fall semester
A surge in coronavirus cases in the Los Angeles region has prompted the University of Southern California to drop plans to have undergraduate students back in the classroom and instead offer most classes online.
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Former Bush officials unite to support Biden over Trump
"Our democracy is at stake," the group says.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Big Dogs’ On Amazon Prime And Tubi, About Taxi-Driving Cops And Swanky Drug Dealers In A Crumbling New York
Unsupervised cops in taxis investigate drug dealers in this neo-noir thriller overstuffed with a ton of characters.
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California should double its coronavirus testing to control outbreak, Harvard scientists say
California must double the number of tests in order to contain its recent surge of coronavirus cases, Harvard University recently said. 
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Mila Kunis praises Ashton Kutcher for being a ‘fantastic’ teacher while homeschooling kids
Mila Kunis says husband Ashton Kutcher is the better teacher to their two kids.
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Alabama students held COVID-19 parties, officials say
"The one thing that we have seen over the last few weeks is parties going on throughout the county ... where students or kids would come in with known positives," the fire department chief said.
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The fastest-growing black hole in the universe has a massive appetite
The fastest-growing black hole in the universe is 34 billion times the mass of our sun and feasts on a meal the equivalent of our sun each day, according to a new study.
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Feds reveal Ghislaine Maxwell’s wealth — and how she used it to hide
Details of Maxwell's cushy, transient lifestyle were laid out in a 10-page detention memo filed Thursday, hours after Jeffrey Epstein's longtime confidant was busted on federal sex abuse charges.
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Pence tells 'family story' to naturalized citizens
Vice President Mike Pence welcomed 16 new American citizens at a naturalization ceremony Thursday as he recounted a story about his grandfather arriving to America from Ireland in 1923. (July 2)       
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‘Fallout’ Series in the Works at Amazon From ‘Westworld’s Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan
The Fallout adaptation is the first major project under the duo's new overall deal with Amazon Prime Video.
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Stimulus check: Do you have to pay tax on the money?
Questions abound about the stimulus checks and taxes. Read on to learn how it will impact your tax situation.
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Unemployed Americans turn to food banks in record numbers
Millions of out of work Americans are struggling with food insecurity. Low-income communities are especially hard hit. CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich reports.
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Massachusetts detective fired over ‘hurtful’ anti-cop instagram post
A Massachusetts police detective who posted a photo of her niece at a Black Lives Matter protest — holding a sign that advocated shooting police officers — has been fired, according to a new report. Rookie Springfield detective Florissa Fuentes — who had just joined the department last year — was fired last month, weeks...
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Kansas governor issues executive order requiring masks in public amid coronavirus case surge
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly issued an executive order on Thursday mandating the use of face masks or coverings in public beginning Friday in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the state.
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Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? The woman at the center of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal
The British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested in connection with an investigation into her ex-boyfriend, the convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
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Cubs pitching coach emotional discussing virus
An emotional Chicago Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy broke down during a conference call Wednesday as he recovers from a severe case of COVID-19 that quarantined him for 30 days. (July 2)       
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The Trump administration is targeting homeless trans people in the middle of a pandemic
The Reclaim Pride Coalition took to the streets of Manhattan for the second annual Queer Liberation March on June 28, 2020. | Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images The proposed rule would allow shelters to ignore a trans person’s gender identity and house them according to their birth-assigned sex. The Housing and Urban Development Agency announced a proposed rule Wednesday that would allow homeless shelters that receive federal funding to discriminate against transgender people. Though the text of the proposed rule is not yet available and the rule has not been posted on the Federal Register, the agency issued a press release announcing it, explaining that while shelters are barred from excluding people based on their transgender status, they are also allowed to ignore a person’s gender identity and house them according to their assigned sex at birth or their legal sex. In other words, a trans woman can’t be turned away from a shelter for being trans, but she can be forced to house in a men’s shelter. Dylan Waguespack, a spokesperson for True Colors United, an advocacy group that focuses on supporting LGBTQ homeless youth, said that HUD Secretary Ben Carson is “talking out of both sides of his mouth.” “They are trying to put forward this narrative in which transgender people are protected from discrimination, but in fact, when you read the proposal itself, it does the exact opposite,” he told Vox. “It creates unsafe conditions and unsafe barriers to housing and services for trans people in the midst of a global pandemic.” The rule, if finalized, would not overrule state and local laws, but it would go into effect in the 38 states that do not already have housing protections for transgender people. It’s the latest in a long line of anti-trans policies rolled out by the Trump administration. Almost immediately after he took office in 2017, the administration rolled back an Obama-era memo for schools to fairly treat trans students. Then in July of that year, Trump announced he would be ordering the military to ban trans people from serving. The administration went after trans prisoners as well in May 2018,deciding that in most cases, trans people should be housed according to their assigned sex at birth. “This is a continual angle for the administration to try to do anything to just harm my community,” LaLa Zannell, trans justice campaign manager for the ACLU, told Vox. “With a pandemic going on, the Department of Housing and Urban Development could be focusing on making sure that [trans] people are staying in the houses that they already have, and that they’re in safe and stable housing. They should not invest in resources that could crack down on homelessness for more trans people.” The rule will allow shelters in most states to ignore a trans person’s gender identity when making housing policies As Waguespack noted, the text of HUD’s release is confusing. Here’s how it could affect trans people looking for shelter. “The new rule allows shelter providers that lawfully operate as single-sex or sex-segregated facilities to voluntarily establish a policy that will govern admissions determinations for situations when an individual’s gender identity does not match their biological sex,” the agency said in a statement. This means that the rule allows shelters to completely ignore a trans person’s gender identity and can instead choose to house them according to their assigned sex at birth, which goes against the 2016 Equal Access Rule established by the Obama administration. The statement continues:“Each shelter’s policy is required to be consistent with state and local law, must not discriminate based on sexual orientation or transgender status, and may incorporate practical considerations of shelter providers that often operate in difficult conditions.” What the agency is seemingly trying to do with the rule is define discrimination against trans people as based on their transgender status rather than their gender identity— but for trans people, the two are intertwined.In other words, a shelter provider cannot simply disallow all trans people from utilizing their services, but they can, for example, house trans women in men’s shelters. There are two main problems with forcing trans homeless people into spaces that correspond with their birth-assigned gender rather than their gender identity. The first is that such a policy exposes trans people, especially trans women, to potential violence and sexual assault inside those spaces. And as a result, trans people are more likely to choose sleeping in the streets rather than risk going to a shelter. Because of a cycle of discrimination and poverty, trans people are more likely than their cisgender peers to experience homelessness. According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, 29 percent of trans people live in poverty, and one in five trans people in the US will be homeless at some point in their lifetimes. The numbers are even starker for Black trans people: A 2015 report indicated that 34 percent of Black trans people live in extreme poverty, compared to 9 percent of Black cis people. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) has been an outspoken critic of HUD’s rule change ever since the department first said it was pursuing a change last May. “Requiring trans people to be housed according to their birth gender rather than their gender identity is a recipe for harassment and sexual or physical assault,” she told Vox. “This population is already under enough attack. We can’t have them avoid staying shelters.” Wexton recalled asking Carson during a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee in May 2019 whether he had any intention of changing the Equal Access Rule. “He said he had no plans to do so. And the very next day, [HUD] announced their intention to gut the equal access rule. So they are not being honest.” The rule’s timing, about two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled that discrimination against transgender people constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex, caught the eye of both Wexton and LGBTQ advocates. According to a letter obtained by Vox from Wexton and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) to Carson and dated June 29, HUD’s proposed rule was in process before the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. “The release of a potentially applicable Supreme Court decision during the period of our regulatory review is unique and raises concerns about the applicability and implementation of the proposed rule,” reads Wexton and Waters’s letter, which asked Carson to reconsider publishing the proposed rule before conducting additional legal analysis. The proposed rule now enters a 60-day public comment period before it can be finalized. “They’re rushing to get it through before they may not be in control anymore,” said Wexton. “It’s disappointing but not surprising that they’re rushing it through in this way, especially given the broad implications of Bostock.” 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. 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Broadcasting legend Hugh Downs dead at 99
Broadcasting legend Hugh Downs died at age 99 on Wednesday night surrounded by loved ones, according to CBS’ Arizona affiliate.  
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Charles Payne says he’s ‘proud’ 404,000 black Americans received jobs in June
Fox Business anchor Charles Payne said he understands why President Trump did not take questions from reporters during a pre-holiday press briefing at the White House where he touted the June jobs report that indicated the economy is beginning to rebound from the depths of its crash during the coronavirus pandemic.
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A Legal Activist Wants to Use the IRS to Punish an Israeli Peace Group
This latest gambit could "bankrupt non-profits for their work defending the ground rules of democracy.”
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Bracing for a second shutdown
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Christina Ricci files for divorce from husband James Heerdegen after nearly 7 years of marriage
Christina Ricci has filed for divorce from her husband James Deerhegen, Fox News can confirm.
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Palestinian cookbooks help preserve a culture's identity
Sami Tamimi's Falastin is the latest cookbook affirming Palestinian identity through food
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Heroines of the suffragette movement, 100 years since women won the right to vote: documentary
In the Fox Nation series "What Made America Great," Brian Kilmeade explored the history of the suffragette movement.
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The true cost of a new confrontation with China
As American lawmakers eye a multi-billion-dollar defense buildup to counteract China's rise, Mark Hannah and William D. Hartung argue not only is this plan not worth its cost, but the strategy behind it is misguided.
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Face shields and face masks are now mandatory on this airline
Face masks on flights have quickly become the norm as travelers tentatively return to the skies, but Qatar Airways has taken this a step further, announcing that its passengers will be required to wear a face shield -- in addition to a face mask or face covering.
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Face shields AND face masks now mandatory on Qatar Airways
Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airwas says it will supply passengers with protective kits including masks, face shields and gloves when flying on its planes -- but business class passengers are exempt.
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How to Win the Fight Over Confederate Statues and Bases
The polls are on Trump’s side. But they show how voters can be persuaded.
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Emotional President of Honduras exits hospital after Covid-19 treatment.
An emotional President of Honduras was discharged from hospital on Thursday morning, 16 days after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
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John Bolton's Tell-All Memoir Sells 780,000 Copies in First Week
John Bolton's new tell-all book about the Trump administration has sold more than 780,000 copies in its first week.
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White voters find this Democrat least acceptable as a Biden VP pick: poll
The poll found that seven in 10 Democrats think it’s “important” for Biden to pick a black woman as his VP
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Dean fired after saying 'BLACK LIVES MATTER, but also, EVERYONE'S LIFE MATTERS' in email
Leslie Neal-Boylan, the dean of the nursing school at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell was allegedly fired from her post after she received backlash from a student about an email to the campus community saying "Everyone's life matters." 
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Cubs’ Jose Quintana sidelined after cutting finger washing dishes
Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana underwent surgery on his left thumb and required five stitches, following a mishap while washing dishes in his Miami home. Quintana, 31, suffered a lacerated digital sensory nerve from the bizarre accident last Saturday, requiring the microscopic procedure on his pitching hand Thursday morning. The Cubs announced that the southpaw is...
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The 2021 SAG Awards have been pushed to March due to COVID-19
The 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards will now take place on March 14, 2021. The eligibility period for films and shows has also been extended by two months.
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Distant star vanishes without a trace — and panicked scientists don’t know where it went
A massive star in a distant galaxy has baffled astronomers by disappearing without a trace. Scientists have been observing the star for decades as it was in the late stages of its lifespan meaning a huge supernova explosion could happen. It was observed shining brightly between 2001 and 2011 but 2019 data revealed its absence....
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Over 100 dead after jade mine collapses on workers in Myanmar
A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 126 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake and buried many workers under mud and water. The miners were collecting stones in the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state – the...
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Antonio Brown runs drills with Russell Wilson, fueling Seahawks rumors
The rumor mill surrounding Antonio Brown continues to turn after the former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver posted a video of himself running drills with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on Wednesday. 
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Exclusive ‘sMothered’ sneak peek: It’s going down at the wiener festival
Nobody gets in the way of this mom and daughter — not even two adorable wiener dogs. In “SMothered,” TLC’s hit reality series co-produced by The Post, several pairs of mothers and daughters have outrageously close bonds. Season 2 has caught up with three returning pairs from Season 1, plus three brand new pairs. In...
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Warming temperatures threaten hundreds of fish species the world relies on, study finds
A new study of hundreds of fish species found that around 60% of those examined could face ocean temperatures that threaten their ability to reproduce in their current ranges by 2100.
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