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Lees in dit blog het belangrijkste nieuws over de wereldwijde protesten tegen racisme en politiegeweld naar aanleiding van de dood van de zwarte Amerikaan George Floyd, die overleed na een hardhandige arrestatie in de stad Minneapolis.
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Terry Crews apologizes to Gabrielle Union again over 'America’s Got Talent' firing
Terry Crews issued another public apology to Gabrielle Union after the former “America’s Got Talent” judge called him out for not supporting her amid her firing from the show.
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Lord & Taylor files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Lord & Taylor, the oldest department store in the US, has become the latest retailer to file for bankruptcy protection. The nearly 200 year-old chain, which got its start in 1826 as a dry-goods store in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, said in a Sunday bankruptcy filing was pushed over the edge by the “unprecedented strain”...
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'Rest in paradise': Georgia teen loses both mom and dad to COVID-19 in the same week
Justin Hunter,17, lost his father on July 26 and his mother on July 30. He said they "were a regular family just trying to stay safe."        
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‘DC’s Stargirl’: Mikey Knows The Drill In This Exclusive Clip
Put down that drill, Mikey!
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Chernobyl fungus could protect astronauts from radiation on deep space missions
A type of fungus found at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster was sent into space in a research project that aims to keep astronauts safe from radiation on deep space missions. “The greatest hazard for humans on deep-space exploration missions is radiation,” the scientists explain in an abstract of a paper uploaded to...
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Donald Trump Challenges Nevada Mail-in Voting Stunt: 'See You in Court!'
President Donald Trump on Monday challenged the State of Nevada for moving to enact mail-in voting, threatening a lawsuit.
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The media still hasn’t learned to corner Trump’s lackeys
Can reporters learn to ask a decent follow-up, for goodness' sake?
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Electric truck maker Lordstown Motors is going public
Electric truck maker Lordstown Motors is the latest company to find a ticket to ride to Wall Street through a merger with a blank check company.
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Trump slams Nevada officials for ‘illegal late night coup’ with mail-in ballots
The Nevada legislature on Sunday voted to make the state the eighth to send ballots to all registered voters. Nevada's Democratic Gov. Stephen Sisolak is expected to sign the bill.
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UK man whose disappearance was ‘complete mystery’ found alive years later
A missing man who was assumed to have been murdered five years ago in Britain has been found alive — hiding out in terror in woodland, police revealed Monday. Ricardas Puisys, 35, was last seen in Cambridgeshire in November 2015 — and police launched a murder investigation amid reports he had been confronted by a...
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Nike offers 25 percent off new styles for summer sale
Adding some athleisure to your wardrobe will be easy with Nike’s latest sale. During the event, the brand is taking 25% off its newest styles. So you can get your hands on the best of its shoes, apparel and accessories. Whether you’re looking for sneakers or sports bras, you’re sure to find something you’ll love....
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Zion Williamson’s minutes drama is reaching a breaking point
Zion Williamson is losing minutes as the New Orleans Pelicans are losing games. The top pick in the 2019 NBA Draft played just 29 total minutes as the Pelicans dropped their first two games of the NBA bubble restart of the season in Orlando. It’s difficult to develop a rhythm when constantly in and out...
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Apple Fire rages in Southern California
The Apple Fire threatens thousands of homes in Southern California as it continues to grow, fed by low humidity, high heat and thick vegetation.        
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Apple Fire spreads in California with less than 5 percent contained
Thick, dry brush, steep terrain and unruly weather have hampered efforts to stamp out the massive wildfire in Southern California that’s burned through more than 20,000 acres, according to a new report. The Apple Fire is less than 5 percent contained as of Monday morning, with evacuation orders remaining in place for parts of San...
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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson becomes part owner of XFL; joins group to purchase league for $15 million
Johnson and business partner Dany Garcia partnered with RedBird Capital Partners to purchase XFL's parent company for about $15 million.       
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‘Pathetic’ de Blasio blasted for not cleaning vandalized BLM mural
The city has yet to clean up splotches of paint thrown on the Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower a week after the vandal struck — with New Yorkers blaming “pathetic” Mayor Bill de Blasio who “wavers on the flavor of the month.” Mark-David Hutt, 31, of Rochester, NY, was busted on...
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Tennessee man, 27, recovering after coronavirus pneumonia: 'It was pretty scary'
Robert Livingston, 27 of Tennessee, is returning home after battling bilateral coronavirus pneumonia in the hospital for several days.
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Trump’s tweets about saving the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream,” explained
The annual Memorial Day Parade in New Canaan, a Connecticut suburb. | Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images White identity politics trump free market regulatory reform. Dedicated readers of President Trump’s Twitter feed were treated this July to a new theme, former Vice President Joe Biden’s supposed desire to “abolish suburbs.” Trump has warned the “suburban housewives of America” that Biden “will destroy your neighborhood and your American Dream.” The tweets are dog whistles aimed at reviving a failing presidential campaign. But formally speaking, these are allusions to the administration’s plan to withdraw the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. On July 29, Trump tweeted that, thanks to him, suburbanites “will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood.” He claimed this initiative to make housing less affordable will guarantee that “crime will go down.” ...Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2020 At an event in Midland, Texas, later that same day, Trump further elaborated that under his watch “there will be no more low-income housing forced into the suburbs.” “It’s been going on for years,” Trump said. “I’ve seen conflict for years. It’s been hell for suburbia.” Narrowly, this is a fight about an Obama administration rule with few practical consequences. But it’s also about one of the most important issues in American politics, which is the systematic underproduction of housing due to excessive regulatory barriers. Trump’s campaign to rally suburbanites against the cause of increasing housing stock is important because it could shape how an influential voting bloc thinks about these issues. Somewhat ironically, the Trump administration itself had been on the other side of this fight until this summer. Most conservative economists think the Obama administration’s instincts on land use regulation were broadly correct. But then, Trump decided to turn a bit of regulatory quibbling into a culture war hammer. And conversely, many Democrats eager to jump on the president’s tweets and accuse him of racist dog whistling have yet to confront the reality that policy in their home states is often uncomfortably Trump-like in reality. House building is very heavily regulated An interesting lacuna to America’s mostly market-oriented economy is building houses. Most of the population lives in places where this activity is subject to a comprehensive regime of central planning, which states and which parcels of land can have houses built on them, what the minimum size of a parcel is, how many dwellings can be built on a given parcel (typically just one), how tall the building can be, how much yard space and parking there needs to be, etc. Some of the regulation of house-building is about safety — electricity needs to be up to code and sewage needs to be able to be disposed in a responsible way. But most of it isn’t. There’s nothing unsafe about a 12-unit, four-floor apartment building — it’s just illegal to build one in most places. Building rows of houses that share exterior walls is a space-efficient and cost-effective means of creating single-family homes, but it’s illegal to build them in most places. Big, shiny condo towers only make sense in places where land is very expensive, but there are some parcels of very expensive land where it’s illegal to build them. These rules profoundly shape the built environment in almost every American metropolitan area. But they are particularly significant for metro areas where land is in short supply due to a coastal location, proximity to mountains, or both. The basic problem is that land use regulatory decisions are made at a localized community level, which as William Fischel observes in his book, Zoning Rules! The Economics of Land Use Regulation leads to a kind of systematic undervaluing of the value of building more houses. Any new construction causes localized nuisances (more noise, more traffic, less parking) but the benefits of more abundant housing are fairly diffuse. In their recent book Neighborhood Defenders: Participatory Politics and America’s Housing Crisis, Katherine Levine Einstein, David Glick, and Maxwell Palmer show this is exacerbated by the tendency of community meetings to empower a self-selected group that is whiter and richer than the population as a whole. The fundamental dynamic exists essentially everywhere, but it’s especially severe in big coastal metro areas that are also very politically liberal. While traditionally, criticism of this dynamic has come largely from right-of-center economists (the kind of people who love to complain about regulation), as Conor Dougherty details in his recent book Golden Gates: Fighting for housing in America, a new generation of progressive activists in West Coast cities have been fighting for change. A subset of the problems with American land use policy relates to race and segregation. Back in 1917 — long before the main era of civil rights victories in federal courts — the Supreme Court held in Buchanan v. Warley that cities and towns could not establish explicit racial segregation rules on their land use policies. As Christopher Silver explores in his article “The Racial Origins of Zoning in American Cities,” this simply created a situation in which “cities hired prominent planning professionals to fashion legally defensible racial zoning plans.” In other words, zoning schemes were drawn up with the intention of de facto upholding patterns of racial segregation. As Jessica Trounstine explores in her book, Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities, neither the Civil Rights Act nor the subsequent Fair Housing Act really ever accomplished much to alter the pattern of de facto housing segregation — in part because the systems that generated segregated living patterns were formally race-neutral dating all the way back to the 1920s. The Obama administration tried, in a modest way, to improve the situation. The Obama administration’s baby steps on housing The Obama administration clearly took the view that regulatory barriers to creating new housing supply were an economic problem. His Council of Economic Advisers put out a report about this, and Chair Jason Furman gave a speech on the topic and repeatedly highlighted it as an issue. In September 2016, the council introduced a “housing development toolkit” — a set of best practices for jurisdictions looking to reduce barriers. They also offered some technical assistance to local communities that wanted to rezone for more housing supply. In 2015, the council promulgated a new regulation — the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule — that essentially required local governments to try harder to comply with Fair Housing Act objectives. That meant, in practice, requiring local governments to identify rules that could contribute to patterns of racial segregation and develop plans to undo them. This was always controversial in conservative circles, but the controversy essentially took two forms. One, exemplified in this 2018 article by the Cato Institute’s Vanessa Brown Calder, was essentially technical. She wrote, “If policymakers are interested in determining the cause of racial segregation in cities, they don’t have to collect data and guess at it. A major cause of racial segregation is already known: zoning regulation. Zoning regulation segregates by race because race is frequently correlated with income.” She believed we should reduce zoning barriers, not create a new checkbox compliance process. The other, exemplified in this 2015 National Review article by Stanley Kurtz, took a culture war approach and darkly warned that “the regulation amounts to back-door annexation, a way of turning America’s suburbs into tributaries of nearby cities.” As far as critiques go, Calder Brown’s is much closer to the mark. As historian Tom Sugrue argued on July 29, the reality was that AFFH, the Obama fair housing rule, was having a marginal impact at best and scrapping it would not change much in practice. 15/The Obama administration's #AFFH rules, basically shelved by Trump's HUD well before this month's presidential twitterstorm, were never going to solve the problem of separate, unequal housing, housing unaffordability (especially in suburbia), and persistent discrimination.— Tom Sugrue (@TomSugrue) July 29, 2020 However, while the Trump administration’s Housing and Urban Development Department has always been critical of AFFH, this summer Trump has gotten personally involved with the issue — he’s switched the administration’s stance from Calder Brown’s technical critique to Kurtz’s demagogic one. The Trump administration used to agree with Obama Housing policy has not been much of a topic of public debate in the Trump years. But in its official statements, Trump’s HUD under Ben Carson has essentially agreed with the Obama administration’s diagnosis: Excessive regulatory barriers to housing construction are an economic problem for the country. In the fall of 2018, Carson vowed to “look at increasing the supply of affordable housing by reducing onerous zoning regulations.” ICYMI: @HUDgov is taking on the #NIMBYs. I agree with @Noahpinion that we must look at increasing the supply of affordable housing by reducing onerous zoning regulations. Zoning laws are holding back America’s cities. #YIMBY https://t.co/5K3dVAOd7A— Ben Carson (@SecretaryCarson) September 12, 2018 A year later, Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers diagnosed excessively strict zoning rules as a major contributor to rising homelessness, writing that “President Trump signed an executive order that will seek to remove regulatory barriers in the housing market, which would reduce the price of homes and reduce homelessness.” Like Obama’s actions on this front, Trump’s actions did not amount to very much. The federal government is a marginal player in land use politics and will continue to be one unless Congress enacts new legislation empowering more serious changes. Conceptually, Trump and Obama’s economic teams were reading from the same playbook — rules should be changed to allow denser development on expensive land, especially in the highest-priced metro areas. Joe Biden’s housing plan, unlike Trump’s or Obama’s, could actually make this a reality by calling for Congress to create a program that would link HUD and Department of Transportation grant money to zoning changes. Doing so and forcing jurisdictions to allow denser housing types would not, in the real world, “abolish the suburbs.” Most people would keep living in single-family homes under pretty much any regulatory scheme. But conceivably, America’s expensive suburbs could come to be dotted with sporadic clusters of townhouses or mid-rise apartments, increasing affordability and reducing segregation. Trump is now promising to save the suburban housewives of America from that fate. Democrats denounce this as racism or worse — with Sen. Chris Murphy (CT) calling Trump “a proud, vocal segregationist.” Oh my. I mean, it’s not even a dog whistle anymore. Our President is now a proud, vocal segregationist. https://t.co/nGTY4zYwg1— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) July 29, 2020 But realistically, just as Obama wasn’t abolishing the suburbs, Trump isn’t creating segregation. He’s simply saying that he will let America’s local governments maintain the land use regimes they have — regimes that have created incredibly segregated patterns of dwelling in places like Murphy’s home state of Connecticut. Nothing that Trump says or does is preventing Connecticut’s Democratic state legislature and Democratic governor from tearing down those barriers. But they remain in place — as do comparable barriers throughout the suburban Northeast — because voters and elected officials have chosen to leave them there. Given the marginal federal role in land use issues, the biggest question going forward may be less whether Trump demagoguery convinces suburbanites to vote for him, than whether it convinces blue state suburbanites that the land use status quo Trump is defending genuinely reflects his values rather than theirs. On a conceptual level, after all, MAGA anti-immigration politics and progressive anti-development activists’ rallying cry of defending neighborhood character really do have a lot in common, and a lot of good could be accomplished if blue states decide that's a reason to embrace diversity and change practical land use policy in theory and rhetoric. 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. 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Trump campaign manager: 'We want more debates' against Biden and 'sooner'
“We want more debates” and “sooner,” Bill Stepien, told “Fox & Friends” on Monday during his first television interview as President Trump’s new 2020 campaign manager.
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7-year-old Philadelphia boy fighting for life after being shot in head on porch
A 7-year-old Philadelphia boy is clinging to life after he was shot in the head as he played on his front porch, police and distraught relatives said. The boy, identified by his mother as Zamar Jones, was struck in the head by one of more than 12 shots that rang out late Saturday as he...
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The Daily 202: Trump makes another end run around GOP-controlled Senate by stretching delegation authority
Controversial Pentagon appointment is part of a pattern.
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WHO: Covid-19 having 'direct, negative impact' on health systems around the world
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A popular Instagram account raises funds for LGBTQ people in Appalachia. It’s not clear where those donations go.
Queer Appalachia highlights important social issues affecting a vulnerable region — and collects donations from followers.
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'General Hospital' star Kelly Monaco temporarily replaced after suffering 'breathing problem'
Sam McCall Morgan will temporarily look a bit different on "General Hospital."
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The Atlantic's star pandemic reporter: We aren't ready for another 'generation-defining crisis'
Yong's latest piece "How The Pandemic Defeated America" will be one of two stories featured on the cover The Atlantic's September issue. Yong spoke with CNN Business ahead of its publication on Monday about his reporting process.
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Aaron Judge has homered in five straight Yankees games but is ’not locked in yet’
The outfielder's hot start is a big reason New York just swept three games from the Red Sox and is 7-1.
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7-Eleven parent company acquires Speedway for $21 billion
Speedway gas station owner Marathon Petroleum has agreed to sell the chain to 7-Eleven’s parent company. Seven & i Holdings, the Japanese retail group which owns the popular convenience store, will pay $21 billion for Speedway. The acquisition will see 7-Eleven add nearly 4,000 stores, and bring its total number of stores in the US...
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Dan + Shay release quarantine-recorded song
Grammy-winning country duo Dan + Shay released their first new music in 2020, a single they recorded by themselves at home. "I Should Probably Go To Bed" came after their tour abruptly was cut short in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. (July 31)       
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The Crossword Revolution Is Upon Us
Crossword editor Erik Agard is proving that being inclusive doesn't have to be hard
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Review: A powerful climate novel reminds us that people are animals too
In the beautiful if overladen "Migrations," by Charlotte McConaghy, animals are vanishing and a troubled woman follows the last terns to Antarctica.
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Why NHL teams enjoy home ice advantage — even without fans
Unlike most other sports, hockey has a built-in home advantage that many casual fans may not know about. And no, we’re not referring to the fact the player from the visiting team is required to place his stick on the ice first when setting up for the faceoff. Matchups are the real advantage, and the...
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Billy Bush: NBC made Trump 'in their laboratory,' and now despises him most
“Extra” host Billy Bush said that NBC essentially turned Donald Trump into a big enough celebrity to win the presidency but now “despises” him.
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High school sports update: JSerra coach Pat Harlow recovers from COVID-19
Monday was supposed to be the first day of football practice but coaches are putting together a new schedule.
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Portland sees record number of murders in July as city grapples with protests
The spate in killings comes as the city winds down from more than two months of nightly protests, which often turned violent as protesters clashed with police.
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Eggplant can be a love-or-hate proposition. Here’s how to treat it right.
Vary both your cooking strategies and recipes — beyond the standard Parm.
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Hulu’s ‘11.22.63’ Is Your Follow-Up to ‘Umbrella Academy’ Season 2
Keep the '60s vibes alive with this early Hulu show.
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In the oddest of seasons, here are the biggest questions as NFL training camps open
There are plenty of questions surrounding the NFL as training camps prepare to open, among the biggest being how to hold a season during a global pandemic.
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Meet an Audio Dramatist Who Hates Using Sound Effects
Why audio dramatist John Scott Dryden likes to record on location.
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27-day-old elephant with developmental impairments dies at zoo
A 27-day-old elephant with developmental impairments that limited his ability to feed since he was born has died at the St. Louis Zoo.
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Florida man arrested after waving loaded gun in one hand, holding beer in the other, deputies say
A Florida man was arrested Saturday after worrying citizens who spotted him walking down a road while waving a gun in one hand and holding an alcoholic beverage in the other, authorities said.
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More than 100 CEOs warn Congress of pandemic impact on small businesses
The letter was signed by leaders at Microsoft, Walmart, Dunkin', Costco, American Express, Facebook and many others.       
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London's Hayward Gallery reopens with a 'great forest of art you can escape to'
Director of the Hayward Gallery Ralph Rugoff talks about how the space is socially distancing friendly, and describes the latest exhibition 'Among the Trees' as a good alternative to leaving the city. (Aug. 2)       
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Vaccine bait to be dropped to try to curb rabies in Maine
Authorities in Maine are distributing oral rabies vaccines in bait form in the northeastern part of the state early this month.
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Lara Logan: What 'shocked' me about Bari Weiss standing up against 'cancel culture'
Former New York Times columnist Bari Weiss is an extraordinarily brave woman for speaking out against "cancel culture," said Fox Nation host Lara Logan on Monday.
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U.S. Marines Identify All 9 People Killed in Training Accident
Only one of their bodies was found, despite an intense days-long search via helicopters and boats
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University of Pennsylvania received $3M from mysterious China-linked businessman
The University of Pennsylvania recently received $3 million from a company reportedly owned by a Chinese Communist Party-linked businessman, according to a report. The Philadelphia school’s spokesman Stephen McCarthy told the Washington Free Beacon the cash came from a Chinese citizen named Xin Zhou, who McCarthy said was a “large client” of UPenn’s business school....
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How Trump’s corruption may doom any attempt at an ‘October surprise’
Officials are worried that Trump will corrupt the vaccine process. For very good reason.
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Bryan Callen on hiatus from podcast after denying sex assault claims
"I didn't want to post some stale statement," he said.
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