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Third party mailers muddle absentee ballot process in Georgia
Outside groups in Georgia are sending absentee ballot applications to voters, potentially causing confusion and delays in mailing ballots.
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Beirut explosion kills political party leader
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AIDS nonprofit sues to halt L.A. real estate projects tied to Huizar and Englander
AIDS Healthcare Foundation has sued L.A. to stop developments vetted under Councilman Jose Huizar or former Councilman Mitchell Englander from moving forward.
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NFL very restrictive on player opt-outs after Thursday deadline
Once the NFL’s deadline passes, the opt-out options for players become extremely restrictive. Players can choose to opt out of the 2020 season by Thursday at 4 p.m. After that, any opt-out must meet two restrictions to be valid. The player receives a new diagnosis that he suffers from one of the “higher risk” factors...
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Men Always Make the Exact Same Comment to Me After Sex
I’m not sure it’s a compliment.
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Live results for the August 4 primaries
Amanda Northrop/Vox Voters in Kansas, Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington are heading to the polls. Things have been (mostly) quiet on the primary front for the past few weeks, but the August 4 primaries promise to be an exciting bunch. Five states are holding their primaries: Kansas, Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington state. While Arizona and Michigan will be the most important of these states come the November 3 battle for the Electoral College, Kansas’s US Senate primary makes it the most hotly anticipated Tuesday race. Kansas is certainly not a swing state; the electorate hews moderate to deeply conservative. But Democrats are watching to see if they can take advantage of a highly competitive Republican Senate primary. The race for that open seat is pitting ultraconservative and controversial former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach against still-conservative, if less controversial, Rep. Roger Marshall. Kobach lost the 2018 Kansas gubernatorial race to Democrat Laura Kelly, and national Republicans fear a similar scenario could play out if Kobach wins the party’s Senate nomination. State Sen. Barbara Bollier, the Democratic candidate, is expected to win her primary. Kansas also has a number of House primaries. In the Arizona Senate race, endangered incumbent Sen. Martha McSally faces a challenge from businessman Daniel McCarthy. While McSally is expected to beat McCarthy and go on to face unopposed Democrat Mark Kelly in the general, some political observers are watching to see if there’s dampened enthusiasm for McSally from Arizona’s conservative Republican base. Less exciting is Michigan’s US Senate primary, where both Democratic incumbent Sen. Gary Peters and his Republican challenger John James are running unopposed on Tuesday. Instead,the most interesting Michigan primary to watch will be progressive Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s reelection race in her safely Democratic district; Tlaib is being challenged by Detroit City Council president Brenda Jones. Missouri’s primaries feature a rematch in the state’s First Congressional District between incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay and challenger Cori Bush, a nurse who campaigned in 2018 as a progressive champion and has argued the district needs more responsive leadership. Additionally, Missouri voters will decide whether to make their state the 38th to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Finally, Washington state features a handful of competitive House primaries, most notably the Third, Eighth, and 10th Congressional Districts. The 10th District, left open with longtime Rep. Denny Heck (D) stepping down to run for lieutenant governor, has a field of around 20 candidates vying to replace him. Vox is covering the results live, with our partners at Decision DeskHQ. Arizona Tuesday’s highest-profile race in Arizona is for the US Senate. On the Democratic side, former astronaut Mark Kelly has no challenger, and will go on to face whoever wins the Republican primary in November. On the Republican side, incumbent Sen. Martha McSally faces a challenge from businessman Daniel McCarthy. While McSally is expected to beat McCarthy, some political observers are watching for any unexpected problems. “If there are any issues between McSally and the base, it will be revealed in the primary,” Paul Bentz, a political consultant in Arizona, told Vox. “If McSally’s victory is smaller than expected, it would spell trouble for her in the general, as she would run the risk of some of the Republicans choosing to stay home — or vote for president but skip her race.” That would be especially bad news for McSally, since the RealClearPolitics average of the polls already shows her behind Kelly. If Democrats win the seat in November, it would put them one step closer to taking control of the Senate — and, therefore, Congress as a whole. Democrats also will decide an interesting primary in Arizona’s flippable Sixth Congressional District, where progressive Anita Malik, a former tech executive, is facing off against themore moderate Hiral Tipirneni, a physician, to run against Republican incumbent David Schweikert in November. And Republicans will decide a contentious primary in the Maricopa County sheriff’s race, where former sheriff Joe Arpaio, whom Trump pardoned after Arpaio violated a court order meant to stop racial profiling, is running to get his old job back. If Arpaio wins, he’ll face Democratic incumbent Paul Penzone, who beat Arpaio in 2016, in November — and many experts don’t expect Arpaio to fare better this time around. Maricopa County sheriff GOP primary Arizona Senate and House primaries Kansas From the presidential contest and an all-important Senate race to several House elections, Kansas is shaping up to be one of the more unlikely 2020 battlegrounds. The state’s electorate, which tends to skew moderate, seems to be souring on President Trump. Control of the US Senate could end up being decided here. Running in the Republican primary, vying for the opportunity to succeed retiring Sen. Pat Roberts, are former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, US Rep. Roger Marshall, and businessman Bob Hamilton. Kobach is a well-known commodity and has been an immigration hawk for years: “Trump before Trump was Trump” in the words of Patrick Miller, a political scientist in Kansas. Marshall won his US House seat in 2018 before quickly being courted by the Republican establishment to run for Senate after the national party’s preferred choice, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, declined to enter the race. Hamilton, who started his own plumbing business in the 1980s, is the wild card. He’s put more than $3 million of his own money into the campaign, portraying himself as the archconservative outsider. Barbara Bollier, a state senator expected to easily prevail in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, has raised more than $7 million so far, much more than any of her potential GOP opponents. Kansas’s Second and Third congressional districts should be competitive in the general election as well. In the Second, GOP Rep. Steve Watkins, who faces charges of voter fraud, has a primary challenge from state Treasurer Jake LaTurner. In the Third, a crowded Republican field will produce the opponent for first-term Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids. The Kansas First is almost assured to go Republican in the fall, but Tuesday’s primary election will determine which Republican will replace Marshall, who left his seat to run for the Senate. Tracey Mann, a former lieutenant governor, is considered the frontrunner, though Bill Clifford, a doctor and businessman, has spent more than $500,000 of his own money to try to make the primary competitive. Kansas Democratic Senate primary Kansas Republican Senate primary Kansas House primaries Michigan Though the biggest question on everyone’s mind is whether Joe Biden can reclaim this Midwestern state in 2020, Michigan is boasting a number of other competitive races in November, including Sen. Gary Peters’s (D) bid for reelection and a slew of House races flipped by moderate Democratic candidates in 2018. Tuesday features a number of primaries for US House races, including a Democratic primary opponent challenging outspoken progressive Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and Democratic and Republican primaries to replace outgoing libertarian Rep. Justin Amash. Amash’s departure has set up a competitive Republican primary to replace him. The GOP contenders on Tuesday include Iraq War veteran Peter Meijer, state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis, veteran Tom Norton, entrepreneur Joe Farrington, and attorney Emily Rafi. The winner will face Democrat Hillary Scholten, an immigration attorney who is running unopposed and has been putting up big fundraising numbers. In Michigan’s Eighth and 11th congressional districts, Republicans are squaring off to see who will challenge Reps. Elissa Slotkin and Haley Stevens, two moderate Democrats who flipped their respective districts in 2018. Stevens and Slotkin are both expected to be tough to beat in November, but these races are seen as competitive. And with incumbent Rep. Paul Mitchell (R) retiring from his seat in Michigan’s 10th Congressional District this year, three Republicans and two Democrats are running for the seat. Finally, unabashed progressive and member of “the Squad” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) is up for reelection in 2020. In this safely Democratic district, her primary face-off against Detroit City Council president Brenda Jones — an influential Detroit politician whom Tlaib has run against in the past — will be where the action is. Michigan Democratic primaries Michigan Republican primaries Missouri Democrats in Missouri’s First Congressional District face a rematch between incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay and challenger Cori Bush, a nurse who campaigned as a progressive champion in the vein of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Clay defeated Bush when she first challenged him in 2018. The race between Clay and Bush is perhaps more of a generational dispute than an ideological one. Clay, who has served in Congress since 2001, is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a supporter of Medicare-for-all and the Green New Deal. Bush, meanwhile, is 20 years younger than the 64-year-old Clay. Her campaign touts her as “protest-to-politics candidate” who organized anti-police violence protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and who promises to continue attending protests if elected to Congress. She was an outspoken supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during his 2016 presidential bid. Additionally, Missouri voters will decide whether to make their state the 38th to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. The state’s Republican leaders have resisted expanding Medicaid, but voters in deep-red Oklahoma recently bypassed their state legislature to expand the program. About 230,000 people could gain health coverage if Missouri voters follow Oklahoma’s lead. Missouri House primaries Missouri Amendment 2 (Medicaid expansion) Washington Washington state’s primaries aren’t flashy: In fact, they’ve gotten virtually no coverage in the national press. Yet a close look at three of the most interesting races — in the state’s Third, Eighth, and 10th congressional districts — reveals some important trends for the state of 2020 nationwide. The state’s House primaries operate on a “top two” system, where candidates don’t compete in separate partisan primaries; instead, all candidates run in an open contest and the top two vote-getters compete against each other in the fall. In the Third Congressional District, Republican incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is in what one local outlet calls “the fight of her political life” — one of many signs that Republicans are on the defensive in the battle for Congress. She is facing opponents including Democrats Carolyn Long (a repeat challenger andthe candidate backed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee), Devin Gray, and Davy Ray, as well as independent candidate Martin Hash. In the Eighth Congressional District, first-term Rep. Kim Schrier (D) is up for reelection after having flipped the district in 2018. Schrier is crushing a large field of opponents in the race for campaign cash — part of a broader money problem Republicans are having in 2020 congressional races. And in a race for the safely Democratic 10th Congressional District left open by retiring Rep. Denny Heck, there are close to 20 candidates running to replace him. It’s tough to determine a frontrunner with a massive slate of candidates, but the top tier of candidates includes state Rep. Beth Doglio, former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland, and former state Rep. Kristine Reeves. Doglio has been endorsed both by Sanders and progressive Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Washington House primaries Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. 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Duncan: We're asking too much of school officials
Former US Education Secretary Arne Duncan says superintendents are now also public health officials forced to figure out how to keep schools virus-free.
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Four-day workweek? Yes, please
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Starz Drama ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Gets Premiere Date, First Trailer
The Power sequel debuts Sunday, September 6 on Starz.
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Miner who discovered the largest tanzanite gems ever has now found a third - and it's worth millions
A Tanzanian miner, who became a millionaire off of his first findings in June 2020, discovered a third rare Tanzanite gem.        
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Jordan Eberle’s two goals give Islanders stranglehold over Panthers
The Panthers made adjustments to their lineup that made a difference, but none that were enough to shake the Islanders off their game. A three-goal second period propelled the Islanders to a 4-2 win over the Panthers at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto Tuesday afternoon, putting Florida’s back against the wall as the Isles secured a...
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Meet Tayshia Adams, Clare Crawley’s rumored ‘Bachelorette’ replacement
Clare Crawley is out, and it appears Tayshia Adams is in.
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Sarah Sanders on push to 'hide' Joe Biden from debates: 'He can't defend his record'
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden may not debate because his campaign is afraid of him taking questions and comparing his record to President Trump's, former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday
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Sean Hannity: Remember, Dems impeached Trump in attempt to hurt his reelection chances
On December 18, 2019, Democrats did to Donald J. Trump what they’d promised from the moment he was elected: they impeached him.
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How to navigate market turbulence and protect your money
The economic shutdown since the coronavirus outbreak has forced more than 50 million Americans out of work and caused a turbulent stock market. Frances Stacy, director of portfolio strategy at Optimal Capital, joins CBSN to discuss how to navigate the financial uncertainty.
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Keep your hands clean, but avoid these dangerous hand sanitizers, FDA warns
If the coronavirus has you reaching for hand sanitizer, don't use one with methanol. It can be toxic if absorbed through the skin, the FDA warns.
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A look at Biden's potential running mates: Kamala Harris, Karen Bass and Tammy Duckworth
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is pushing back his decision on announcing a running mate, with interviews beginning next week. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero to discuss three of the potential contenders: Senator Kamala Harris, Congresswoman Karen Bass and Senator Tammy Duckworth.
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Kansas votes for Republican nominee in crucial US Senate race
The Kansas Senate Republican primary on Tuesday has suddenly become the center of the two parties' struggle for control of the chamber.
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1 person shot dead at crowded mansion party in Southern California
A large party at a mansion in Southern California turned deadly Monday night after shots were fired. Two people were seriously wounded and one was killed in the incident. CBS Los Angeles' Kara Finnstrom has the latest.
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Spain’s ex-King Juan Carlos reportedly flees to Dominican Republic
Disgraced former King Juan Carlos of Spain fled the country to hide out in the Dominican Republic with a wealthy family there, reports said Tuesday. The ex-monarch — battling allegations of bribe-taking and related suspicious off-shore accounts, not to mention lingering public resentment over several rumored extramarital affairs — disappeared as a letter he wrote...
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Surfers have unexpected greeting with a pair of whales
Beachgoers in Australia got a closeup view of two southern right whales just off Manly Beach in Sydney.
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McEnany says Dems 'unserious' about coronavirus relief, 'making a mockery of this process'
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Tuesday that Democrats are “fundamentally unserious” about coronavirus relief negotiations after they rejected two proposals by Republicans to temporarily extend unemployment benefits while talks continue.
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Trump holds news conference as COVID threatens school openings
President Trump is pushing for schools to reopen even though the virus continues to rage in large parts of the country.
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New horror film 'The Host' filmed mostly on Zoom
A new horror film directed and written by Rob Savage was filmed mostly over Zoom during the pandemic lockdown. "The Host" is now airing on Shudder. (Aug. 4)       
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President Trump changes tone, backs mail-in voting in Florida
President Trump on Tuesday encouraged voters in Florida to cast their ballots via mail, in a change of tone from weeks of vocal criticism of absentee voting.
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Photos: Massive Explosion Hits Beirut Port
On August 4, a fire in a structure near the port area of Beirut, Lebanon, led to an enormous explosion that shook the city. The shockwave from the blast destroyed buildings close by and shattered glass for miles around, causing at least 10 deaths and hundreds of injuries, according to reporting from Reuters. The exact cause of the fire and explosion has yet to be determined. Below are some early images from the aftermath in Beirut.
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Former Sparks coach Julie Rousseau to chair USC's Black Lives Matter Action Team
Julie Rousseau, a former Los Angeles Sparks head coach, will chair a group combating racial inequality within USC's athletic department.
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Trump changes tune on voting by mail, urging Floridians to cast ballots
Florida is a key battleground state that the president won in 2016 but where he's trailing in the polls.
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Bolton accuses Dems of taking impeachment 'opportunity' and 'driving straight into a ditch with it'
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton on Tuesday accused Democrats of having taken the “opportunity” of the impeachment inquiry and having driven it “straight into a ditch” by turning it into a partisan fight.
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Powerful winds batter NYC as Isaias continues to rage
Powerful winds from Tropical Storm Isaias began battering New York City and the surrounding areas Tuesday afternoon, sending heavy debris flying through the streets of Lower Manhattan, downing trees and knocking out power for tens of thousands of New Yorkers and more than a million New Jersey residents. The winds picked up in the city...
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Beetles, eaten by frogs, can run right out of their butts: study
It's a new kind of dung beetle.
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Opinion: COVID-19 forcing sports into sacrificing integrity of the game
Less than two weeks into season, Major League Baseball has postponed more than 20 games because of COVID outbreaks among Marlins, Cardinals       
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Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman latest NFL prospect to opt out of college season
College football has lost another top prospect. Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman has followed Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley in opting out of the season due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The two potential 2021 first-round picks echoed one another in their decisions. “Unfortunately, in light of the uncertainty around health and safety in the...
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway bars fans from Indy 500 due to COVID-19 spike
Roger Penske has reversed course and decided not to allow fans at the Indianapolis 500 later this month.
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NBCUniversal plans company-wide layoffs of less than 10% of 35,000-person staff
NBCUniversal is the latest media company to make staff cuts in the wake of the pandemic's economic fallout.
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Most people say their skin is way healthier after spending more time at home
Two in three Americans said their imperfect skin is holding them back from feeling confident, according to new research. In an attempt to gain confidence through clearer skin, respondents are using their time at home to care for their skin. Forty-six percent have used the extra time to care for their skin and 91 percent...
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Watch some of TikTok's biggest moments
While TikTok's future remains uncertain, there's no denying the cultural impact the app has already made. Here's a look back at some of the platform's biggest trends from Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" to the pandemic-themed "Bored in the House."
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Why some people are more likely to believe COVID-19 conspiracy theories
Think before you click. People who get their news from social-media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19, according to new study led by researchers at McGill University in Montreal. “Those that consume more traditional news media have fewer misperceptions and are more likely to follow public health recommendations...
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Local Matters: Tennessee to hold primary for Senate race Thursday
On Thursday, Tennessee will hold the Republican and Democratic primaries for the Senate race. Natalie Allison, a state politics reporter for the Tennessean, joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero with a look at what to expect.
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With Isaias approaching, flood barriers protect historic Brooklyn waterfront building
As tropical storm Isaias makes its way up the eastern seaboard, workers in Brooklyn have been installing flood barriers to protect a historic waterfront building.
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This cardigan has more than 3,000 reviews on Nordstrom—and it's on sale
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale features cult-favorite cardigans from Barefoot Dreams on sale for a huge discount—get the details.       
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Marine veteran Joey Jones: Surging gun sales 'common sense' amid push to defund police
“Millions of Americans are discovering how important it is to have the right of self-defense amid the push to defund the police,” Fox News contributor Joey Jones said on Tuesday.
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Last-minute trips? Hotel guests booking only days in advance as COVID-19 pandemic continues, Hyatt CEO says
Looking to book a last-minute hotel stay during the COVID-19 pandemic? A majority of Hyatt customers have been booking stays several days in advance.       
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National security adviser returns to WH after contracting COVID-19
O'Brien had a mild case of the virus and had been working from home since July 23, but was back in the White House on Tuesday after being cleared by doctors, Politico reported.
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Friend of Lori Vallow describes seeing missing child the night before he disappeared
Tuesday's hearing began with a friend of Lori Vallow testifying about the September 2019 weekend when JJ, Vallow's son, was last seen.        
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Should You Buy a Face Shield?
Will it stop the virus? Can it replace a mask? Does this one look OK? All your questions, answered.
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Pence slams Cuomo for ‘poor decisions’ that caused COVID-19 outbreak deaths
Vice President Mike Pence ripped Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s response to the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, claiming his “poor decisions” were a factor in the Empire State’s enormous outbreak and 32,000 fatalities. “Our hearts grieve for the fact that one in five of all the American lives that have been lost in the coronavirus pandemic were...
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First free seeds from China, now free Amazon packages. What you need to know about 'brushing' scams
Did you get mysterious seeds from China or Amazon packages you didn't order? There's an ongoing brushing scam and your personal info my be at risk.      
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