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Haotong Li shoots a 65 to move into lead at PGA Championship
Haotong Li was just two strokes off the lead after Thursday's first round before putting in a strong round of 65 at the PGA Championship on Friday.
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Jerry Falwell Jr. Taking Indefinite Leave of Absence From Liberty University
Jerry Falwell Jr.'s decision comes soon after a Republican lawmaker called on him to step down
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Jerry Falwell Jr. will take a leave of absence from Liberty University
Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, has agreed to take an "indefinite leave of absence," according to a statement Friday from the evangelical Christian university.
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Thirty-four men arrested on charges related to arranging to meet a minor for sex
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Liberty University's Jerry Falwell Jr. taking leave of absence
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Promising Covid-19 treatment offers test run for vaccine distribution
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Being Reuben’ On The CW, A Reality Series About Makeup Artist Reuben De Maid And His Family In Wales
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How Ellen DeGeneres’s facade of kindness crumbled 
Ellen DeGeneres in her home. | Getty Images Ellen DeGeneres built her career on being nice. Now that’s in jeopardy. The most chaotic, dramatic story in television right now is whatever’s going on offstage at The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Reports of a toxic work culture, discrimination, and sexual harassment are threatening to tarnish the 17-year-old, feel-good talk show’s reputation as a dreamland where celebrities become our closest friends, donations change lives, and a lot of clunky dancing takes place. The cracks in this veneer started off thin and narrow: As the show became a daytime TV juggernaut over the past two decades, rumors simultaneously circulated that DeGeneres was not as nice in person as the show portrayed her to be. But the cracks have spread over the past year, and became glaringly obvious during a memorable, uncomfortable interview on her show in November; months later, former employees began speaking up about what a terror it was to work on the show. The discourse kept growing. Celebrities chimed in, some defending DeGeneres and some affirming what former staffers had said. Other previous employees went on the record to address their own negative experiences with DeGeneres. And finally, in July, two scathing reports of a nightmare workplace and producers sexually harassing their junior staffers were published, leaving the public image of the show — and DeGeneres herself — in disarray. DeGeneres herself acknowledged that the show had its faults. “On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness — no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect,” DeGeneres wrote, apologizing in a letter to her staff about the reports’ allegations. “Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show.” That letter came the preceded a report allegations of sexual misconduct against her producers was published. Though she hasn’t been directly accused of outright malpractice, every part of the show operates under DeGeneres’s name and specific brand of relentless kindness. At best, the patron celebrity TV host of niceness just may not have known what was happening to her staffers. At worst, she knew and ignored — or even participated in — what a toxic workplace her show had become. There’s now a question of whether or not the show will go on. And if does go on, will people still be there to watch? Dakota Johnson’s confrontational interview left a big crack in Ellen’s facade DeGeneres’s reputation began showing wear months ago. Perhaps the most pivotal moment in the destruction of DeGeneres’s persona as TV’s friendliest talk show host happened in November during an interview with actress and celebrity scion Dakota Johnson. The interview, like most of DeGeneres’s interviews, seemed to be casual, as if DeGeneres and Johnson were old friends. But this typical pattern was subverted and dove into awkward territory when DeGeneres asked Johnson about why she wasn’t invited to Johnson’s recent 30th birthday party. The implication: Dakota Johnson is too cool for nice Ellen, or maybe she’s even a mean girl. “Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen,” Johnson said about the supposed diss. “Ask everybody. Ask Jonathan, your producer.” Off-camera,a staffer confirmed that Johnson was right. DeGeneres had been invited. “Why didn’t I go?” DeGeneres asked out loud, admitting defeat. “Oh yeah, I had that thing.” To keep the ball in her joking court, she added, “[The party] was probably in Malibu. That’s too far for me to go to.” DeGeneres’s whereabouts on October 5, the day of Johnson’s party, are not publicly known. Butshe was spotted in Texas the next day, sitting beside George W. Bush at a Dallas Cowboys game. The October 6 appearance caused an online backlash, because of DeGeneres’s apparent willingness to be friendly with a former president whose administration supported anti-LGBTQ policies (DeGeneres is gay) and failed to act in the face of Hurricane Katrina (DeGeneres was born in Louisiana). Through admonishing Johnson, DeGeneres was caught fibbing and inadvertently drew attention to her controversial hangout with Bush. For DeGeneres, who has built her career on being seen as authentically nice, her fib tarnished her reputation even more than watching a game with George W. Bush did. Stories about not-pleasant encounters with DeGeneres started surfacing on Twitter not long afterward, and some of DeGeneres’s past, incredibly awkward interviews with celebrities have been touted out as evidence that DeGeneres was never as nice as she wanted us to think. The Johnson interview and the many memes it inspired about how DeGeneres wasn’t telling the truth and trying to embarrass Johnson left a permanent mark on DeGeneres’ record. Months later, in March, podcast host Kevin T. Porter posted a dare about DeGeneres that would go viral. He promised a $2 donation for every mean story someone had about DeGeneres. Porter called the submissions at roughly 300, donating $600. Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! ❤️ She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people aliveRespond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank— Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) March 20, 2020 Granted, there’s no fact-checking when it comes to those stories on Twitter. But the allure of finding a disconnect of DeGeneres’s onscreen persona and her real-life actions drove people to the thread. Over 71,000 people liked the tweet, more than 18,000 retweeted, and a little more than 2,900 replied to it. More stories of the show’s poor environment followed quickly. Weeks later, on April 16, Variety reported that various crew members from DeGeneres’s show were frustrated after a lack of communication and lack of transparency when it came to getting paid. The show was being done remotely and only four core crew members, according to Variety’s sources, were retained. Many staffers saw a drastic pay reduction without any clear communication and were surprised to see DeGeneres film remotely from her home. Variety reported: “When returning from break, the crew was paid the week of March 30th despite having no firm plans for production to resume,” the spokesperson said. Pay reduced to 8 hours from 10 hours per work day for the week of the 30th, insiders said. As of April 10, crew was told to expect a reduced compensation of two, 8-hour work days per week. DeGeneres’s show often features her being generous and donating money that goes a long way to helping people’s lives. Not retaining her staff and keeping them in the dark about their salary cuts during a pandemic doesn’t match up with the person who’s so kind to charities and disadvantaged guests on her show. Exacerbating matters, DeGeneres tweeted on April 9 that quarantine was like “being in jail.” The comparison was called out for being inappropriate, lacking in self-awareness, and from a place of privilege. It was after the reports of DeGeneres’s treatment of her staff that shifted the narrative into something more serious. There’s a difference between not gauging the Johnson joke and not paying your staff. Her staff’s horror stories about their salaries, drove the narrative beyond gossip of Ellen not being the Ellen on her show or Ellen flashing moments of meanness, and into the territory of DeGeneres’s competence as a boss and real consequences of her actions. Ellen DeGeneres’s staff suffered from a toxic workplace. They’re the ones who had to call it out. In July, BuzzFeed published two scalding articles by reporter Krystie Lee Yandoli. Yandoli spoke to former and current employees who say DeGeneres’s show was toxic and, in some cases was a place where producers allegedly sexually harassed staffers. Those staffers said DeGeneres either had no idea of what was going on at her show or, worse, knew and did nothing. The first BuzzFeed story featured accounts from 10 former employees, including a woman who said she experienced racist comments and then was chastised for voicing her opinion. She is Black, and said that co-workers distanced themselves from her when she raised concerns. BuzzFeed reported: The former employee said she was also called into a meeting with executive producer Ed Glavin, where she was reprimanded for her objections to the term “spirit animal,” asking for a raise, and suggesting employees on the show receive diversity and inclusion training.“He said that I was walking around looking resentful and angry,” she said. DeGeneres addressed the workplace allegations in a letter to her staff on July 30. She took responsibility stating that there would be an investigation into the workplace practices. But she also said that she wasn’t fully accountable for the transgressions because she had put the show in the hands of producers who were in charge of the day-to-day. She wrote: As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again. I’m also learning that people who work with me and for me are speaking on my behalf and misrepresenting who I am and that has to stop. As someone who was judged and nearly lost everything for just being who I am, I truly understand and have deep compassion for those being looked at differently, or treated unfairly, not equal, or — worse — disregarded. That same day, BuzzFeed published a second, follow-up article featuring interviews with dozens — the news outlet spoke to 36 people — of former Ellen Show employees, who alleged that producers Kevin Leman, Ed Glavin, and Jonathan Norman engaged in sexual harassment and misconduct. Essentially, some of the people that DeGeneres herself said she put in charge and relied on took advantage of their subordinates. BuzzFeed reported: One ex-employee said head writer and executive producer Kevin Leman asked him if he could give him a hand job or perform oral sex in a bathroom at a company party in 2013. Another said they separately saw Leman grab a production assistant’s penis. … BuzzFeed News spoke to 36 former employees, many of whom independently corroborated incidents of harassment, sexual misconduct, and assault from top producers like Leman. All of the ex-employees, many of whom had voluntarily left the show, asked to remain anonymous out of fear of retribution. The producers in question either denied or declined to speak about the accusations, and the show’s distributor Warner Bros. said that it “hoped to determine the validity and extent of publicly reported allegations and to understand the full breadth of the show’s day-to-day culture.” But the question remains about whether DeGeneres herself knew about what was going on, or didn’t want to know. The former employees are split. “She knows,” a former employee told BuzzFeed of DeGeneres’s involvement in the toxicity. “She knows shit goes on, but also she doesn’t want to hear it.” The story is so shocking because how well Ellen Degeneres made herself the face of unflinching niceness At this point, more and more people are coming forward about how awful it was to work at certain television shows with certain actors, writers rooms, creatives, and Hollywood bigwigs,bringing the reality of what it’s like working in Hollywood to light. The stories about abuse and caustic workplaces seem like symptoms of a bigger problem — an industry with little to no oversight or protections for its workers. But what makes The Ellen DeGeneres Show production team’s alleged transgressions more shocking is that DeGeneres has built an entire career and celebrity status by assuring us that she wasn’t like other celebrities. DeGeneres’s brand is about being so relentlessly kind and so interminably inoffensive that you didn’t have to worry about Ellen ever being problematic. DeGeneres once admitted that her perceived “niceness” can feel like a cage — a cage built on the years of good deeds and good-natured humor DeGeneres has displayed. “I wanted to show all of me,” she told the New York Times in December 2018, explaining the freedom of stand-up and how it allowed her to be more of herself. “The talk show is me, but I’m also playing a character of a talk-show host. There’s a tiny, tiny bit of difference.” The problem for DeGeneres is: What happens when you take away the niceness that she built her empire on? In the wake of the accusations against DeGeneres and the show, celebrities like Katy Perry and Ashton Kutcher have defended DeGeneres, saying they were never treated poorly or observed mistreatment. Some former celebrity guests, including Brad Garrett and Lea Thompson, said that they were treated poorly on the show and weren’t surprised at all by the ex-employees’ stories. At the same time, on social media, detractors began dream casting possible replacements for DeGeneres. Although her show is in syndication and is not part of a larger franchise — The Ellen DeGeneres Show lives and dies by Ellen DeGeneres — the idea is that other hosts with more authentically friendly reputations are more deserving of the daytime TV throne. (Names like The Late Late Show host James Corden, a.k.a. Carpool Karaoke Connoisseur, were the ones most bandied about.) But Ellen’s show doesn’t seem to be in any present danger. Andy Lassner, an executive producer on the show, tweeted on July 30 that the show would continue; it’s currently on a previously scheduled summer hiatus, but is still scheduled to return with DeGeneres at the helm in the fall. With the rise of social media and constant public contact, people don’t expect celebrities to be the most idealized versions of themselves 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Some celebrities are even lauded for snapping and showing brief, maybe chaotic moments of vulnerability because it affirms their humanity. Many people, including DeGeneres, knew she wasn’t ever going to be as nice as her talk show promised her to be. But I also don’t think anyone expected DeGeneres’s talk show to be as caustic and volatile behind the scenes as reported. And now the question isn’t if DeGeneres’s persona is fake, but if her scores of fans can support a show that’s caused so many people that work there so much pain. 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. 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Officer watching Floyd's death: I felt the same agony you felt
Las Vegas Police Captain Dori Koren shares how his unit is fighting to gain public trust after George Floyd's death.
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5 lessons from the pandemic to tackle the climate crisis
The way humanity has responded to the coronavirus pandemic -- in both good and bad ways -- offers pointers for dealing with the even greater threat of the climate crisis, say virologists and climatologists.
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Democrats call on watchdog to investigate USPS changes
The head of the United States Postal Service promised that election mail will not be slowed down, despite President Donald Trump's repeated claims against mail-in voting. CNN's Jessica Dean reports Democrats are demanding an investigation into the postal service given Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's ties to the President.
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Three top executives depart WarnerMedia as CEO Jason Kilar announces focus on HBO Max
WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar is reorienting the media company around HBO Max, the new streaming service, and several top executives are leaving as a result of the new structure.
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What we can learn from Covid-19 for the climate crisis
CNN's Bill Weir explores what we can learn from Covid-19 to better prepare for the impact of the climate crisis.
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Children are paying the price as gun violence surges nationwide
As 9-year-old Janari Ricks was playing with friends in a courtyard on Chicago's South Side last week, gunshots rang out.
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Oprah seeks justice with Breonna Taylor billboards
First, Oprah Winfrey put Breonna Taylor on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. Now the media mogul is spreading her message with billboards demanding justice for the Kentucky woman shot to death during a police raid. (Aug. 7)       
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Nasal Spray Is A New Antidepressant Option For People At High Risk of Suicide
Doctors have a new option for suicidal patients. It's a fast-acting nasal spray containing a version of the anesthetic ketamine.
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Oprah Winfrey's magazine posts Breonna Taylor billboards to demand justice
'Demand that the police involved in killing Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged,' read 26 new billboards across Louisville, Ky., Taylor's hometown.
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Indian Jetliner Breaks In Two After Overshooting Runway; 17 People Dead
A Boeing 737 with 190 people aboard skidded off the runway and plunged down a 35-foot slope — leaving the airliner cracked in two.
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TIME Earns Emmy Nomination for Multimedia Project in Partnership with Univision
(New York, NY – August 7,2020) TIME has received a nomination for the 2020 News & Documentary Emmy Awards in the Outstanding New Approaches: Current News category for its multimedia project, created in partnership with Univision News Digital, titled In El Salvador, Violence is Driving Girls to Kill Themselves. Created by a team at TIME…
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Ex-Angels employee charged in connection with Tyler Skaggs' overdose
Skaggs, who was 27, was found dead in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas, in 2019.
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AP Top Stories Aug. 7 P
Here are the top stories for Friday, August 7th: July unemployment figures released; NY students can return to the classroom; More than a dozen dead in India plane crash; Brent Scowcroft dies, Herman Cain remembered.       
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'The Office' podcast probes secret to show's smash success
A new podcast that probes into the magic that made the American version of "The Office" one of the most popular TV comedies in history, is hitting all the nostalgic buttons for fans of the legendary workplace comedy. (Aug. 8)       
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‘Mob Wives’ star Drita D’Avanzo’s husband sentenced to 5 years in federal gun case
Drita D’Avanzo watched her mobster husband as he was handed a sentence on Friday to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty in a Brooklyn courthouse to possessing a firearm while being a felon.
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Russia Continues Interfering in Election to Help Trump, U.S. Intelligence Says
But a new assessment says China would prefer to see the president defeated, though it is less clear how much Beijing is doing to meddle in the 2020 campaign to help Joseph R. Biden Jr.
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Amazon takes up to 25 percent off clothing and more for Big Summer Sale
Amazon has kicked off its Big Summer Sale which is filled with savings of up to 25% off  home decor, clothing and more. Standouts include products from top brands like Adidas, Instant Pot and Beats headphones. And that’s only the beginning of the amazing deals. Whether you’re looking to improve your home or spoil your...
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As leaders in Lebanon deflect responsibility for explosion, skepticism grows
In aftermath of Beirut explosion, skepticism grows among members of the public and the international community.
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Would you buy a $700 dollar shirt that doesn’t exist?
The fact that the clothes don't exist adds to the cool factor, said one buyer.
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Russia claims it will win race in finding coronavirus vaccine, scientists say not so fast
Russia has announced that mass vaccinations are planned for early October, which would make it the first country to approve and distribute a coronavirus vaccine, but scientists are warning against the move.
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Tiger tracker: Follow his PGA Championship second round
Tiger Woods' opening 2-under 68 Thursday left him very much in the conversation. How is he faring in the second round?       
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Hospitals prepare for huge motorcycle rally with masks not required
CNN's Sara Sidner reports
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Hatch Act could derail Trump's WH convention idea
President Donald Trump recently said he may deliver his nomination acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention at the White House. Critics allege it would violate the Hatch Act, which limits political activity by federal workers. (Aug 7)       
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Zabit Magomedsharipov's younger brother, Gasan, withdraws from CFFC 82 (Updated)
Another Magomedsharipov is looking to make his way up the MMA ranks, but his CFFC debut will have to wait.       Related StoriesUFC on ESPN+ 32's Alex Munoz talks debut fight with Nasrat Haqparast, moreMirsad Bektic vs. Eduardo Garagorri joins UFC's Sep. 26 lineupUFC on ESPN+ 32 faceoffs video highlights, photo gallery 
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Ex-Angels staffer charged in death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs
The Angels’ former director of communications has been charged with allegedly supplying drugs to Tyler Skaggs, the team’s pitcher who was found dead in his hotel room last July after an overdose, according to officials. Eric Kay was charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas announced Friday....
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Lake Tahoe ranch where 'Bonanza' was filmed sells for $38 million
On the shores of Lake Tahoe, a 24-acre ranch where the western show 'Bonanza' was filmed just sold for $38 million.
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The Real Reason the American Economy Boomed After World War II
How expanding opportunity for women, immigrants and nonwhite workers helped everyone — and why we need to do so again.
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Set phasers on stunned: ‘Star Trek’ film reboot on hold, but could still happen
ViacomCBS wants to make sure they get it right.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Work It’ on Netflix, A Teen Dance Rom-Com With All The Right Moves
Sabrina Carpenter and Jordan Fisher lead the excellent multitalented cast of this delightful and dance-filled film.
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What to know about the NY AG's attempt to take down the NRA
The lawsuit from the New York attorney general has the NRA in a fight for its very existence.       
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Justin Bieber Baptism Photos with Wife Go Viral: 'Confessing Our Love and Trust in Jesus'
Pop superstar Justin Bieber took to Instagram on Thursday to share with his 143 million followers a photo of him and his wife Hailey Bieber being baptized. The image of the pair "confessing our love and trust in Jesus" went viral online.
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At least 130,000 more coronavirus deaths projected by 2021
CNN's Sara Sidner reports that it is projected there will be 130,000 from coronavirus in the US by the end of the year as schools are starting to re-open across the country.
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Ariana Grande shares rare videos of boyfriend Dalton Gomez, jokes what kids may look like
Ariana Grande, known for keeping her relationship with boyfriend Dalton Gomez private, is sharing several photos and videos from their time together.        
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New Hampshire Woman Becomes First Person to Get Second Face Transplant in U.S.
Carmen Blandin Tarleton will be getting her second face transplant in a decade after her first transplant began to fail
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US counterintelligence chief: China and Iran favor Biden, Russia favors Trump
The Trump administration’s top counterintelligence official warned Friday that China and Iran are trying to help Joe Biden defeat President Trump, but that Russia appears to be opposing the presumptive Democratic nominee. National Counterintelligence and Security Center Director William Evanina issued the unusual assessment after Senate Democrats clamored for more awareness of foreign interventions. Evanina...
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White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien and Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb appear on Sunday's "Face the Nation"
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Private equity wants to own your DNA
It's not like your hacked credit card number, one private expert said. You can't change your DNA.
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Vatican Outpost in Hong Kong Urges ‘Correct Values’ on China
The Catholic diocese of Hong Kong sent a letter to its schools on Friday urging them to teach students about the national security law imposed by Beijing last month and help them develop “the correct values on their national identity, consistent with the Catholic teaching.”
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Washington NFL owner Dan Snyder sues site for defamation over false Epstein claims
Snyder is seeking $10 million in damages and an admission as to whether the site was paid to post the rumors.
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Canada’s Last Remaining Ice Shelf Crumbles Due to Global Warming
Satellite photos showed that about 43% of Canada's 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf had broken off
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