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Country singer Cady Groves' cause of death revealed
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Trump falsely claims coronavirus is “disappearing” and Russia isn’t meddling in the 2020 election
President Donald Trump speaks at his club in Bedminster, New Jersey on August 7, 2020. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Trump’s surprise news conference held at his private club was packed with false claims about America’s crises. President Donald Trump called a surprise news conference on Friday night at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, speaking to reporters before a crowd of cheering club members who infused the event with the tone of a miniature campaign rally. Trump used the occasion to again push false claims that Covid-19 is “disappearing,” contradicted his intelligence agencies’ findings on foreign interference in the election, and made misleading and questionable claims about using executive orders to break Washington gridlock — while also announcing plans to implement a policy that already exists. Before the event started, Trump was caught talking to his members about the press using language meant to delegitimize anticipated criticism. ”You’ll get to meet the fake news tonight. You’ll get to see what I have to go through,” Trump said, according to CNN’s Jim Acosta. “Who’s there? Oh all my killers are there, wow. So you’ll get to see some of the people that we deal with every day.” Throughout the conference, Trump appeared to play to the crowd before him. For instance, when a reporter questioned the fact some club members decided not to wear masks during the event, Trump deflected by claiming his supporters were under no obligation to do so because they were engaged in “peaceful protest,” prompting laughter and cheers from the crowd. In his remarks directly addressing the coronavirus pandemic, Trump echoed an incorrect claim he made Wednesday, saying, “It’s disappearing, it’s going to disappear.” "It's going to disappear" -- Trump is still out here falsely claiming the coronavirus will one day just vanish, and is trying to turn reality on its head by suggesting over 10 percent unemployment is good pic.twitter.com/R3XS7w1mBI— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 7, 2020 Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Trump administration’s top infectious disease doctor, recently rebutted this claim in an interview with Reuters, calling it “unlikely” — and saying that while he believes public health measures and a successful vaccine will help the world get Covid-19 under control, “I don’t think we’re going to eradicate this from the planet.” The number of Americans dying from the coronavirus shows just how far the country is from reaching that point — and how false Trump’s continued promise the virus will vanish is. Deaths from Covid-19 in the US increased for the fifth straight week this week, according to the Covid Tracking Project. And many public health experts don’t expect a vaccine that could curtail the threat posed by the coronavirus to become widely available until mid-2021. In his remarks Friday, Trump also revived a debunked talking point that cases of the virus were only going up “because we are doing a lot of testing.” A STAT analysis in July showed that in the overwhelming majority of states, the case count rose in recent months “because there was actually more disease.” Moreover, epidemiologists have pointed to increasing hospitalizations and deaths as a sign Covid-19’s spread has accelerated. Most Americans do not accept Trump’s logic on testing, according to a Pew study conducted from July 27 to August 2. The researchers found 60 percent of Americans do not agree that there are only more Covid-19 cases because testing has increased. However, the researchers found a marked partisan split on the issue, with 62 percent of Republicans feeling most testing is leading to more cases, a position 19 percent of Democrats agreed with. Trump also made false and misleading claims about elections and coronavirus relief Beyond spreading incorrect information about the coronavirus, the president also addressed the 2020 presidential election, downplaying the threat of foreign interference on his behalf in the upcoming election by blatantly dismissing the findings of his own intelligence agencies while casting mail-in voting as dangerous. When a reporter cited a new assessment by the US intelligence community — which found Russia is using a “range of measures” to undermine presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and that China is considering working to limit Trump’s chances of reelection — Trump dismissed it. While the president initially said the intelligence in the report “could be” correct, he immediately pivoted, saying, “The last person Russia wants to see in office in Donald Trump, because nobody’s been tougher on Russia than I have, ever.” When reminded, “That’s not what the intelligence says,” Trump retorted, “I don’t care what anybody says,” and proceeded to argue that policies like his focus on getting NATO countries to increase their contributions to the Western military alliance prove he’s tough on Russia and that Moscow would not want him in office. "I don't care what anybody says" -- Trump dismisses the intelligence community's announcement today that Russia is once again helping him pic.twitter.com/dCHTbJctN6— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 8, 2020 Trump also cast mail-in voting as “the biggest risk we have,” and said he was concerned that foreign meddling could take place through mail-in ballots. But experts on voting say there’s a consensus that mail-in ballots are historically a reliable and safe way of voting, and that there’s no evidence that they can be used to commit mass fraud when they’re resourced properly. While the election is still months away, millions of Americans have immediate concerns about where they will live and how they will pay bills now that the federal unemployment insurance and the eviction protections instituted by the CARES Act have expired. Democrats and Republicans failed to come to an agreement on extending those protections after weeks of negotiations, stymied in part by the president making demands that were not supported by his party, such as that a payroll tax cut be included in any future stimulus package. To fill the gap left by these programs, Trump promised — in vague terms — to use executive orders to put into place a host of sweeping measures, including extended moratoriums on evictions and unemployment benefits. But he avoided questions on how he could legally circumvent Congress to do so. Notably, the president went on to promise the release of an executive order ensuring insurance companies “cover all pre-existing conditions for all customers,” adding that “this has never been done before.” This was misleading on at least two fronts. First, protections against being denied coverage on the basis of pre-existing conditions were already signed into law under the Affordable Care Act during the Obama administration, and remain law. Secondly, Trump and the GOP have sought for years — unsuccessfully — to repeal the Affordable Care Act without offering a realistic alternative plan, which effectively means the president has been seeking to strip people of protections for pre-existing conditions. The conference concluded with a reporter questioning Trump’s claims that the pandemic is disappearing, and asking about the wisdom of allowing attending club members to not wear masks in light of the ongoing pandemic. “You said that the pandemic is disappearing, but we lost 6,000 Americans this week and just in this room you have dozens of people who are not following the guidelines in New Jersey,” a reporter, which prompted boos from the crowd. “You’re wrong about that because it’s a political activity,” Trump said. “And it’s also a peaceful protest.” In ending the conference, Trump placed the blame the country’s crises on a habitual foe: The press itself. “If the press in this country were honest, it wasn’t corrupt, if it wasn’t fake, our country would be so much further ahead, but we’re doing really great.”
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Utah police department fires cop accused of mishandling explicit images
A former University of Utah police officer accused of showing explicit photos of a student-athlete before her murder has been fired from the Logan Police Department, according to reports.
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How I scored a big laugh from the great Pete Hamill
The Post was founded in 1802 by Alexander Hamilton and in great part saved by Pete Hamill in 1993. Let me tell you about the room where it happened. Seeing how it was considered bad form to plot the overthrow of the newspaper’s owner from the editorial offices — and if we didn’t quickly rid...
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Big Ten slows down preseason football practices; no pads or full contact
The Big Ten Conference will not allow teams to wear pads and engage in full-contact activities "until further notice," the league said Saturday.      
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Kanye West booted off Illinois ballot amid thousands of invalid signatures
Kanye West won’t be appearing on the presidential ballot for his home state after election officials in Illinois found that 1,900 of the 3,128 signatures West submitted are invalid.
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Michael Chandler says self-belief key to McGregor's success, but 'I finish Conor in under two'
Three-time former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is a free agent, and said he'd finish Conor McGregor if they ever fought.       Related StoriesTimothy Johnson wants to make title run, lose journeyman label following Bellator 243 winMyles Jury has one fight left on Bellator contract, wants it against Patricio FreireFor free agent Michael Chandler, Bellator 243 served as proof he's as good as ever 
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Mookie Betts show Dodgers that no task is too small for him
Mookie Betts' prowess as a water boy in high school came in handy this past week when he was sidelined from the Dodgers because of a finger injury.
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Florida couple sues hospital after newborn son’s remains go missing
A Florida hospital allegedly lost a dead newborn’s body, the baby’s grieving parents claim in a lawsuit. Kathryn and Travis Wilson say St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa lost the remains of their son Jacob, who died three days after his February birth, according to a $30,000 negligence lawsuit filed against the hospital in June. The...
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Prince Harry in constant contact with Charles for emotional, financial support
Despite being “disappointed and crushed” by scandalous revelations, Charles has stood by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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The perfect storm behind Pete Alonso’s uneasy Mets start
There was little chance Pete Alonso was going to hit 53 home runs even if this wasn’t a 60-game pandemic season. And it isn’t as if Alonso is the only Met off to a slow start, in a sprint of a season that has cautioned one and all against slow starts. And even as the...
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Kelly Osbourne pulls an Adele, is unrecognizable after stunning weight loss
The scion of Sharon and Ozzy has shed more than 50 pounds and is showcasing her new look on Instagram with fans calling her “unrecognizable” as she traded in her goth look for a purple pinup doll.
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Over 250 quarantined in Georgia district after first week of school
Over a dozen students and teachers from the district have tested positive since school began on Monday.
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Tyler Perry puts his creativity and financial might to get the cameras rolling again
One of the industries that was brought to a grinding halt by the coronavirus pandemic has been the entertainment industry. Broadway stays dark, concert halls big and small sit empty, and television and film production have been on perma-pause. This, at a time when many people are looking for something new to distract them.
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Portland Police: 'Extremely Dangerous Situation' as Demonstrators Attack Cops
Portland Police clashed with protesters on Friday night into early Saturday morning as demonstrators targeted cops, hurling chunks of concrete and explosives at officers in what the department described as an "extremely dangerous situation."
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How to make the perfect cheeseburger
Simplicity is everything.
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Ex-Angels employee charged in pitcher Tyler Skaggs' overdose death
Former Los Angeles Angels director of communications Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Texas on Friday in connection with the overdose death of pitcher Tyker Skaggs, prosecutors said. 
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TikTok To Sue Trump Administration Over Ban, As Soon As Tuesday
Lawyers for video-sharing app TikTok are preparing a lawsuit that challenges President Trump's executive order banning the hugely popular service from the U.S.
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A Memphis woman, barely recovering from COVID-19, was evicted from her home
Leslie Nelson's eviction was spurred by medical debt that was not her own, but rather attached to the house passed down to her, she said.        
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Final canister of nuclear waste transferred to storage facility at San Onofre
The transfer of dozens of canisters of nuclear waste to a dry storage facility at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station wrapped up Friday.
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China Expert: Communist Party Determined to ‘Extinguish the Catholic Faith’
China’s “underground” Catholic Church has faced increasing persecution since the signing of the Sino-Vatican agreement in September 2018, writes China expert Steven W. Mosher in an August 5 op-ed.
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Zoë Kravitz Calls Out Hulu For Lack Of Diversity After ‘High Fidelity’ Cancellation
While Hulu does have a Black Stories page dedicated to Black content, the majority does not consist of Hulu originals with Black female leads.
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"Heartbroken": MAC cancels fall football season over virus
The conference's university presidents made the decision to cancel all fall sports - including soccer and volleyball - and explore making them up in the spring season.
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More than 300K in NYC area still without power after Isaias
Hundreds of thousands of homes in the region are still without power, four days after Hurricane Isiais tore through the Eastern seaboard. Con Edison and PSEG reported downed electricity in a total of 322,056 households across its territories in the New York-New Jersey-Philadelphia area as of Saturday morning, outages maps show. More than half of...
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Police: Rioters Throw Rocks, Chunks of Concrete at Portland Officers
Protesters reportedly threw rocks and chunks of concrete at Portland officers Friday night after authorities declared an unlawful assembly.
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‘Don’t Kill Granny’ becomes British city’s new social distancing slogan
Public health officials in the city of Preston, population 4.5 million, adopted the slogan after they noticed a spike in COVID-19 among young adults.
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Why millennials’ distaste for Baby Boomers is justified
Think millennials are whiny and depressed? A new book argues they have every reason to be
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Biden claims he's picked a running mate, then cracks a joke
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden claimed to Fox News on Saturday that he has picked a running mate -- before following it up with a joke about who the choice was.
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After clashing with Trump over pandemic response, Maryland's Hogan now under fire for his own state leadership
For the past several months, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has clashed with Donald Trump over the President's lax response to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the two-term Republican governor is sparring with state and local officials who say Hogan is not being responsive enough.
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NYC will die if we don’t allow indoor dining in Midtown ASAP
If we don't allow indoor dining in Midtown soon, we can stick a fork in the city for good, argues Steve Cuozzo
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Superman Pushes Masks in CW Network Campaign: 'Real Heroes Wear Masks'
The CW Network has launched a new series of posters using its superheros as a platform to push medical mask-wearing in the coronavirus age.
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Police brace for more protests in Portland after another night of clashes
Protesters in Portland used pool noodles filled with nails as weapons and hurled eggs and rocks at officers during a demonstration outside a law enforcement building Friday night. 
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What not to do in a bear attack? Push your slower friends down in attempts of saving yourself, says the National Park Service
If you're being confronted by a bear, there's a few things you should know before running away.
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Dem Rep. Moore: Election Funding Biggest Threat to HEROES Act Passing
On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Velshi,” Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) stated that the biggest threat to the HEROES Act is the money in the bill “to protect our elections, to stand up the Post Office,” and “the fact that Democrats
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Axios Study: Conservative Media's Joe Biden-Related Social Media Traffic in Decline
Axios released a study on Friday detailing that conservative media coverage of former Vice President Joe Biden has declined on social media, specifically on Facebook and Twitter, over the last several months.
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Nurse loses leg after she ignored pain to care for COVID patients
"You forget about your own pains because you're busy helping other people," she said.
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Bill Maher: 'It's Possible' 'Horny' Bill Clinton Visited Jeffrey Epstein's Pedophile Island
HBO's "Real Time" host Bill Maher addressed Bill Clinton's ties to the late financier Jeffrey Epstein amid claims that the former president visited the convicted sex offender on his private island.
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Dark dystopian shows are out as Americans binge on comfort TV
There was once a time (last year) when we were obsessed with apocalypse TV. Back when more of us went into actual offices, we eagerly discussed the flesh melting off people’s bodies in HBO’s critically acclaimed “Chernobyl.” “The Handmaid’s Tale” was so popular Kylie Jenner devoted a friend’s 22nd birthday bash to it (to much...
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U.S. CDC Grants $3 Milion to Mexico’s Coronavirus Efforts
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) granted Mexico $3 million to help with the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), carry out research, and help migrants along the border. The money comes at a time when Mexico surpassed 51,000 coronavirus-related deaths and climbed to number three on the list of nations with the most fatalities.
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Kim Kardashian laughs with Kanye West in family video following reports of marital struggles
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian seem to be smoothing out their differences as the two can be heard erupting into laughter in a family video posted Friday.
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While Washington points fingers, out-of-work Americans feel the pain
Talks for a new stimulus are on ice, out-of-work Americans are looking at smaller unemployment benefits and the threat of eviction, but Washington feels more broken than ever.
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Spanish matador Enrique Ponce gored in the butt by dying bull
You mess with the bull, you get the horns. A matador in Cadiz, Spain, was gored in a bullfight this week as the dying animal gave it one last stab and rammed his horns into his tormentor’s buttocks before being killed. Enrique Ponce, 48, was “flipped over by the mortally wounded bull, but escaped without...
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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway earnings jumped 87% as it recovers from the pandemic
Berkshire Hathaway is recovering from a rough start to the year where it was hard hit by the coronavirus. On Saturday morning, it posted $26.3 billion in net income for the most recent quarter, up almost 87% from last year.
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2 Ex-Green Berets Sentenced 20 Years for Failed Plot to Overthrow Venezuela’s President
They admitted to taking part in the May 4 operation orchestrated by a third ex-U.S. soldier, Venezuelan's chief prosecutor said
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Chef Rocco Dispirito's Simple Smoothies
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Ilhan Omar's primary race heats up, as Dem challenger claims her campaign is 'falling apart'
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is facing a tougher-than-expected challenge in the upcoming Democratic primary for her seat in the state’s 5th District -- with a challenger who has out-raised her claiming that her campaign is “falling apart.”
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Cher Accuses Trump of ‘Torture and Killing' 160k Americans
Left-wing pop icon Cher, who last month stated that President Trump "kills Americans without a thought," doubled down on the bizarre accusation, telling her 3.8 million Twitter following that Trump is responsible for the "torture and killing" of 160,000 Americans.
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Trump weighing executive order to force insurers to cover pre-existing conditions, something Obamacare does
Trump said he will pursue an order requiring health insurers to cover pre-existing conditions, a stipulation already made by the Affordable Care Act.        
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