Luis Rojas deserves managerial job — with the Mets or elsewhere
For such a reserved guy, Luis Rojas sure seems to stumble onto a bunch of loud situations. Credit the Mets, who could find ways to complicate dry toast. Fittingly, assessing the Mets’ rookie manager’s status, conducting his performance review from a pandemic-shortened season with an ownership change likely imminent — good time now to mention...
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Enormous Snake Tries to Eat Possum While Hanging Upside Down
"The Carpet Python did its best to try and eat it upside down but the possum proved too heavy for the snake to hold," Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers wrote on Facebook.
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The United States is backsliding into autocracy under Trump, scholars warn
Scholars who study how democracies die offer dire warnings about a second Trump term.
Outgoing US ambassador to China blames Beijing for coronavirus
• LIVE UPDATES: US reports more than 44,000 new Covid-19 cases
Six Standout Moments From Biden's CNN Town Hall
The Democratic nominee railed against the Trump administration and pledged to bring more troops home as he faced questions about his platform.
An Idaho ‘no-masker’ pastor prayed against a mask mandate. He’s now in intensive care for covid-19.
A self-proclaimed “no-masker,” Paul Van Noy told the worshipers gathered at Candlelight Christian Fellowship on July 22 that his first reaction to the threat of a local mask ordinance was that he would resist complying with it.
Saquon Barkley’s Giants star comes with all of its burdens
There have been prickly issues surrounding Saquon Barkley from the moment the Giants took him with the No. 2 pick on the evening of April 26, 2018. The one that has the most legs is the simplest one: Why would Dave Gettleman have used a franchise-quarterback-sized pick, in a draft flush with potential franchise QBs,...
'Ratched': How the Netflix Show Links to 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'
"Ratched" is the latest Ryan Murphy project for Netflix, which gives us more of the story of the iconic Nurse Ratched from the Oscar-winning "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
Trump campaign seizes on Biden supporter who mentions ‘sea of Trump flags’
Meet the man who has amplified the noise for Wise football’s decade of dominance.
Wise football public address announcer James Harrison has become beloved by the home side and disliked by opponents for his energetic calls.
La historia de amor de dos inmigrantes: cómo se conocieron los padres de Kamala Harris
Donald Harris y Shyamala Gopalan crecieron bajo el dominio colonial británico en lugares opuestos del planeta. Ambos llegaron a Berkeley anhelando una formación profesional y formaron parte de un círculo intelectual que moldeó el resto de sus vidas
Sweden Claims Its High Coronavirus Death Toll Is Down to Mild Flu Seasons in Recent Years
Norway's state epidemiologist questioned the idea put forward by his Swedish counterpart Anders Tegnell.
What Sam Darnold thinks about all these Jets’ injuries
Good soldier he is, Sam Darnold isn’t looking for any excuses. No Le’Veon Bell? Doesn’t matter. No Denzel Mims? Not his focus. No Jamison Crowder? He’ll worry about who is in the huddle with him. As the injuries to the few playmaking skill-position players on the roster pile up, as the narrative continues to swirl...
Parents furious with Facebook over Oculus account change
Facebook will give users until January 2023 to continue using their Oculus accounts, but some games may not work.
Steven Matz returns to rotation in big start vs. Braves
PHILADELPHIA — The forgotten man from the Mets’ original rotation this season will return Friday. It’s been a year to forget for Steven Matz — who sputtered early, got demoted to the bullpen then hit the injured list. Now the left-hander will just try to rinse a sour 2020 taste from his mouth with potentially...
5 home essentials you're slowly killing with improper use
Are your appliances and devices on the fritz frequently, or do they need to be replaced sooner than expected? Spoiler alert: It's probably your fault.
Why Biden and Trump are both headed to Minnesota to battle for the middle class
Twin campaign visits to Minnesota Friday by President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will focus on who is more trusted on jobs and manufacturing.
Live Updates: Wildfires, smoke continue to impact the West Coast
Wildfires continue to burn millions of acres the U.S. West Coast, forcing residents to evacuate and leaving others in a cloud of thick smoke.
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Justin Thomas leads U.S. Open with record first-round score at Winged Foot
Winged Foot has a reputation as one of the toughest golf courses on the circuit, but American Justin Thomas made light work of the New York course on Thursday as he took an early lead of five-under at the U.S. Open.
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Justin Thomas leads U.S. Open with record first-round score at Winged Foot
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Rainfall for the Pacific Northwest as new tropical threats develop
The Pacific Northwest will see rain today, and new tropical threats begin to develop. CNN meteorologist Tyler Mauldin has the forecast.
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Adam Pelech’s absence felt in Islanders’ Game 6 loss
The Islanders wouldn’t have gotten as far as they did in these playoffs without Adam Pelech, so it wasn’t surprising when they couldn’t keep their season alive without him. Pelech was scratched before the 2-1 overtime loss in Game 6 to the Lightning on Thursday night, which ultimately ended the Islanders season. The Fourth Period...
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From homeless street vendor to India's $327,000 man
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Firefighter missing at wildfire outside Los Angeles
The firefighter went missing in the San Bernardino National Forest while battling the El Dorado Fire.
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Giants’ Andrew Thomas faces big test vs. Bears’ dynamic duo
Andrew Thomas aced a huge test in his first NFL game, and it only gets easier now. Wait a second. The Bears’ tandem of Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn is up next? Never mind then. Thomas more than held his own at left tackle for the Giants against the Steelers’ Bud Dupree — 11.5 sacks...
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Joe Burrow Sets New NFL Records as Bengals Lose to Browns on Thursday Night Football
The first overall pick of the NFL draft threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns as the Bengals fell to 0-2 for the season.
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Florida Man Attacked by Alligator That Tried to Drag Him Under Water Escapes by Gouging its Eye
Mark Johnson, 61, was walking his golden retriever Rex close to the bank of a canal in Port St. Lucie last Sunday morning when the alligator lunged from the water unprovoked.
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Tickets for Qantas flight to nowhere sell out in minutes
Australian airline Qantas has announced plans for a seven-hour scenic flight that will perform a giant loop taking in Queensland and the Gold Coast, New South Wales and the country's remote outback heartlands. CNN's Richard Quest reports.
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U.K. Is Still Two Levers From Negative Rates
Sterling markets got a jolt when the Bank of England said it was contingency planning for taking rates below zero. But it’s not out of conventional tools yet.
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Yashasvi Jaiswal, the Indian ex-street vendor set to make IPL debut
Yashasvi Jaiswal grew up in a rural village in India dreaming of becoming a cricket star. Now, the 18-year old batsman is set to make his debut for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.
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Marcus Maye is no longer in Jamal Adams’ Jets shadow
Marcus Maye was overshadowed from the moment he entered the NFL. When the Florida standout was selected with the 39th-overall pick in the 2017 draft, the Jets had already taken Jamal Adams with the sixth-overall pick. So, Maye became the “other” safety for his first three seasons, a solid producer who was easily overlooked beside...
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Fauci would bet on effective and safe coronavirus vaccine by November or December
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said on Wednesday that he expects a coronavirus vaccine to be proven safe and effective before the end of 2020. 
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C.D.C.’s Contentious Testing Guidance on Covid-19 Was Not Written by Its Scientists
Joe Biden is trying to focus the election on President Trump’s coronavirus response. The global caseload passed 30 million. New Zealand recorded no new cases for the first time in weeks.
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As Trump clashes with CDC, the media accuse him of ignoring science
The latest media uproar over Trump--there seems to be at least one a day--was triggered by the way he contradicted the head of the CDC.
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Coronavirus updates: Las Vegas bars, breweries to reopen Sunday; Texas eases business restrictions; India reports 96K more cases in 24 hours
Bars in Las Vegas reopen Sunday. Texas to relax restrictions for businesses, except bars. India reports 96K more cases in 24 hours. Latest COVID news.        
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Colorado protesters charged in July 'occupation' of police precinct: reports
A group of Colorado protesters were charged Thursday, accused of kidnapping and inciting a riot after a July incident in which hundreds of protesters allegedly barricaded police officers inside an Aurora precinct for seven hours, according to a report.
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Islanders’ next step is to go from contender to champion
And so it ends, six wins shy of the Stanley Cup for this Islanders team that went farther than their ancestors had over the last 27 years. It ends in disappointment, if not despair, with this 2-1 overtime defeat in Game 6 to the Lightning, who will face the Stars in the Cup final that...
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Two fatal gunshot victims found minutes apart in separate NYC incidents
Two fatal gunshot victims were found minutes apart in separate incidents on Thursday in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx, police said. The body of a 44-year-old woman was found by a friend inside an Inwood apartment on West 206th Street near 10th Avenue, authorities said. Police said when they arrived at about 4 p.m., they...
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As Another Top U.S. Official Visits Taiwan, China Launches More Military Drills
The Eastern Theater Command of the People’s Liberation Army will conduct “scenario-based exercises” in the Taiwan Strait starting Friday
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Mets’ thrilling win shows MLB expanded playoffs here to stay
It’s going to work. Major League Baseball is going to keep the 16-team postseason that emanated from the pandemic shutdown, and you’re going to like it. Don’t believe me? Then tell me you watched the Mets’ insane, 10-6 victory over the Phillies Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park and didn’t get roped in by the...
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A carjacker took a couple hostage on their way to church. He'd just shot four people, investigators say
Aileen and Jordan Stevens were driving to church Sunday when a car rear-ended their Ford Mustang along Interstate 24 in Tennessee. It was about 9:30 a.m. -- Aileen Stevens was teaching Sunday School that morning at their church in Rutherford County, her family said.
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Federal judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail
Fourteen states sued and the judge called the controversial changes "politically motivated"
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Joe Buck, voice of NFL on Fox, learns he’ll join dad in Pro Football Hall of Fame
Buck, 51, will join his late father – legendary sportscaster Jack Buck – as an inductee in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
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Where to Watch Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High' Table Read
The former couple were both taking part in a celebrity Zoom event Thursday night for a table reading of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" with Julia Roberts, Shia LaBeouf, Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, and more here's where to watch the full thing.
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New Anti-Trump GOP Group Claims Backing of 'Top' Government Official
A group of former Republican officials formed REPAIR, which hopes to see Trump defeated in November's election.
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Frederick Wiseman’s ‘City Hall’ Will Teach You How Local Politics Really Works
Zipporah Films Inc.Frederick Wiseman is American cinema’s foremost sociological auteur, a chronicler of the myriad civic institutions and organizations that—in the best-case scenario—allow the nation to operate and evolve for the benefit of its citizens. From the groundbreaking early years of 1967’s Titicut Follies, 1968’s High School and 1970’s Hospital, to the more recent triumphs of 2017’s Ex Libris: The New York Public Library and 2018’s Monrovia, Indiana, Wiseman has exhibited an intense interest in, and eye for, the interconnected systems and forces shaping our daily lives, a web that encompasses issues of race, class, gender, privilege, and power. Without making overt argumentative points, his films reveal the intricacies, ideals, challenges, hypocrisies, failures, and achievements of the modern world.Even at the age of 90, Wiseman continues to churn out non-fiction gems like no other, and that definitely holds true with regards to his latest, City Hall, a four-and-a-half-hour documentary about the inner workings of Boston that, following its current online run at the Toronto International Film Festival and upcoming debut at the New York Film Festival (September 25-30), will premiere on VOD in November. Produced from the fall of 2018 to the winter of 2019, and shot in his usual no-frills manner (by cinematographer John Davey), it’s a sprawling panorama of government and community work. Tracing lines between the corridors of legislative authority and municipal hearings and neighborhood meetings, the film presents a comprehensive view of the grinding gears that keep the metropolis running. Comprised of scenes involving policy makers, activists, entrepreneurs, and average citizens striving to enhance their small part of the complex Boston civil machine, it’s a portrait of how macro progress is achieved only via a wide range of interdependent micro efforts.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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