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Zoektocht van Koreaans adoptiekind kan systeem openbreken: ‘Vertel me wie mijn moeder is’

Een rechter in Zuid-Korea doet vrijdag uitspraak in de zaak van Kara Bos. Ze werd als baby geadopteerd, maar wil contact met haar biologische Zuid-Koreaanse vader. Die weigert. De rechter moet nu zijn oordeel vellen. Dat kan grote gevolgen hebben voor geadopteerde kinderen wereldwijd. ‘Herken je mij? Ik ben Kang Mee-sook.’
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Two massive explosions rock Beirut, wounding dozens
Lebanese media carried images of people trapped under rubble, some bloodied, after the huge explosions.
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Mike Huckabee: Biden will forfeit right to be president if he doesn't debate Trump
If presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden does not debate President Trump, the American people will be the ones cheated, Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee told "America's Newsroom" Tuesday.
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'The apartment shook horizontally:' Explosion felt around the city
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The Clorox wipes shortage is expected to last into 2021
Clorox, the world's biggest maker of disinfectant cleaning materials, said consumers will continue to see a shortage of its wipes and other products into 2021 because of overwhelming demand during the pandemic.
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Ted Cruz says President Trump 'absolutely right' to call out mail-in ballot fraud concerns
President Trump is absolutely right to call out mail-in ballot voter fraud concerns ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said on Tuesday.
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Husky hilariously tries to take a bath in the sink
This dog is too “husky” for a puppy bath. Watch the awkward moment when a fully grown husky in Krasnodar, Russia, tries to climb into the bathroom sink — only to stumble onto the floor. “The dog has not yet realized that it has already grown,” the canine’s owner joked.   Subscribe to our YouTube!
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MSNBC producer Ariana Pekary slams network as ‘cancer’ after quitting job
An MSNBC producer released a scathing open letter after quitting her job — accusing the network of becoming a “cancer” that “blocks diversity of thought” and “amplifies fringe voices.” Ariana Pekary, who worked on “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” shared the letter on her personal site Monday, accusing the network of letting ratings dictate...
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‘Ratched’s First Trailer Is Giving Us Serious ‘AHS: Asylum’ Vibes
She's finally here, and she's creepier than we ever imagined.
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TCU coach Gary Patterson apologizes for repeating racial slur while scolding athlete
TCU football coach Gary Patterson apologizes for repeating a racial slur while chastising a player for using such language.
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Suspects sought after hospitalizing KFC customer during argument over social distancing: report
Authorities are searching for suspects who allegedly hospitalized a man after an argument over social distancing at a KFC.
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Goldman Sachs says parents are the next group at risk to lose their jobs
The new school year is just around the corner and parents and teachers are fretting about returning to the classroom during the pandemic. Economists are worried, too, because a lack of childcare could damage America's recovery.
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‘The Simpsons’ actor Harry Shearer weighs in on using white actors for non-white characters
“The job of the actor is to play someone who they’re not,” he said.
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Tiffany Haddish confirms relationship with Common: 'I love him'
Tiffany Haddish and Common are officially dating, she said during an apperance on "Steve-O's Wild Ride!" podcast.        
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Ashley C. Ford Joins TIME as TIME100 Talks Correspondent
(New York, NY — August 4, 2020) – Today, TIME announced that writer and host Ashley C. Ford joins as a correspondent for TIME100 Talks, TIME’s new weekly series that convenes extraordinary leaders from every field to spotlight solutions and encourage action toward a better world. As a TIME100 Talks correspondent, Ashley will conduct interviews…
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EPL players can now be red carded for deliberately coughing at opponent
Footballers who deliberately cough towards an opponent could receive a red card under new Covid-19 guidelines published by the English Football Association (FA).
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Players can be red carded for deliberate coughing under English football's new Covid-19 guidelines
Footballers who deliberately cough towards an opponent could receive a red card under new Covid-19 guidelines published by the English Football Association (FA).
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Soccer players coughing at opponents could be sent off
Footballers who deliberately cough towards an opponent could receive a red card under new Covid-19 guidelines published by the English Football Association (FA).
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Opinion: Nuggets relying on Michael Porter Jr., but rookie's journey has share of growing pains
The top prospect in the 2018 NBA Draft is keeping Denver in the mix while marquee players are out, but he needs to improve defense.        
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Parents torn over sending kids back to school
CNN's Miguel Marquez talks to four parents from the same school district in Arizona about sending their children back to school during the coronavirus pandemic.
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GOP, Dems trade blows as coronavirus stimulus talks come to a standstill
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday morning that Democrats "want to burn cash on 1,000 unrelated things" and "check off every left wing lobbyist's Christmas list."
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Gen Z men say feminists have ‘gone too far’ for men to succeed: survey data
Well, so much for the demographic's "woke" reputation.
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Audi pulls 'insensitive' ad featuring girl eating banana in front of car
Audi has apologized for an advert showing a young girl eating a banana in front of a premium car, admitting it was "insensitive" and promising not to use the image in future.
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Audi pulls 'insensitive' ad featuring girl eating banana in front of car
Audi has apologized for an advert showing a young girl eating a banana in front of a premium car, admitting it was "insensitive" and promising not to use the image in future.
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Markus Golden officially signs tender in big Giants coup
Markus Golden made the only choice available. Golden re-signed with the Giants on a one-year, $4.125 million contract Tuesday, after passing his physical. He reported to training camp Friday – a few days after the rest of his veteran teammates because of personal reasons – and needed three negative COVID-19 tests in a four-day span...
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Giancarlo Stanton’s model ex linked to Dodgers star Cody Bellinger
It appears Chase Carter's baseball allegiances have shifted to the west coast.
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Apple Fire in California was sparked by vehicle malfunction, blaze scorches 41 square miles
A wildfire that's burning in the mountains east of Los Angeles and forced thousands of people from their homes was sparked by a malfunctioning vehicle, officials revealed on Monday.
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Minneapolis mayor blames Gov. Tim Walz for ignoring warnings about riots
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz reportedly ignored repeated warnings from the mayor of Minneapolis about brewing violence in the city after the May death of George Floyd and rebuffed his requests to deploy the National Guard. In a bombshell interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Mayor Jacob Frey said Walz failed to act after he repeatedly...
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Sharon Stone Tweets: 'Trump Fears Next Election Will be Decided by Americans'
Actress Sharon Stone took to Twitter to share an image with her nearly 200,000 followers claiming that President Donald Trump is afraid that the November election will be "decided by Americans."
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Black women gaining political momentum across U.S.
A new Associated Press article explores the milestones Black women are achieving in U.S. politics, from winning local school board races to clinching congressional victories. Associated Press race and ethnicity writer Kat Stafford co-authored that story and she joins CBSN to discuss the findings.
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Aurora police apologize after drawing guns, handcuffing Black family in car theft mix-up
The Aurora Police Department apologized on Monday after officers drew their guns on a Black woman and four minors over the weekend after mistaking their car for another vehicle that had been stolen.
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GOP Closing Voter Registration Gaps in Key Swing States
Republicans are closing the voter registration gaps in key swing states, according to the Trump Victory data obtained by Axios.
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Lebanese capital rocked by huge explosion
A massive explosion has rocked the port area of Lebanon's capital, Beirut. Follow here for live updates.
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Corrections officer, wife die of COVID-19 within hour of each other
A Florida corrections officer and his wife died from COVID-19 complications at a hospital within an hour of each other, according to a report. Wayne Rogers, a 30-year veteran at Jackson Correctional Institution in Malone, is the first state prison officer to die of the coronavirus, which had infected 8,551 inmates and killed 53 in...
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Exclusive: Kamala Harris leads Elizabeth Warren and Susan Rice in new VP poll
Sen. Kamala Harris is Democratic and independent voters’ top choice to be Biden’s running mate in a new poll. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images She is Democratic voters’ top choice for Biden’s running mate, according to a poll from SurveyUSA and FairVote. Sen. Kamala Harris is Democratic voters’ top choice for Joe Biden’s vice president, according to a new poll provided in advance to Vox. The survey, which was fielded by SurveyUSA and sponsored by FairVote, polled 1,296 Democratic and independent voters July 30-31 on seven prospective candidates. Included in the poll were Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Val Demings and Rep. Karen Bass. The survey contained both a standard poll and a ranked-choice poll, intended to find the candidate with a majority of voters’ support. (The sponsor of the survey, FairVote, is a nonpartisan electoral reform group, which advocates in favor of a ranked-choice system.) When asked to select their pick for Democrats’ vice presidential nomination in a standard poll, 31.9 percent of all respondents chose Harris, 26.8 percent chose Warren and 16.7 percent chose Rice — wide enough gaps to overcome the survey’s 4.1-point margin of error, according to FairVote. When the poll was broken out by party affiliation, Harris was the top choice for Democrats, leading Warren 36 to 26 percent. Warren, meanwhile, led among independents, garnering 28 percent support to Harris’s 23 percent. (These figures omitted voters who were undecided about the VP pick.) In the ranked-choice poll, voters were asked to rank several candidates in order of preference. Then, when their votes were tallied, if no candidate accrued more than 50 percent of the vote, the candidate who had the fewest first-choice votes was removed. Those votes then went to each voter’s next-ranked choice. This process was repeated until one candidate secured a majority of the vote. When the final preferences of both Democratic and independent voters were counted in the ranked-choice survey, Harris emerged with 54.8 percent support, while Warren had 45.2 percent. (It’s worth noting that margin of error is trickier to calculate for ranked-choice polling, so there is more statistical uncertainty around this outcome.) The ranked-choice poll, a process aimed at showing which candidates have broader bases of support, indicated that Harris and Warren are two of the possible vice presidential options who do. Both senators likely saw a boost from name recognition, since the two are far more well-known compared to the other candidates, following their respective presidential runs. Still, the survey offers a glimpse of who some voters support — and indicates that Harris, who has fielded critiques of her prosecutorial background, is a popular choice. Biden is expected to announce his running mate later this month, and reports indicate he’s narrowed the list to a smaller pool that includes Harris, Rice, and Bass among the leading contenders. He’s also faced growing pressure to pick a Black woman for vice president, amid a nationwide movement to combat racism and police violence, and a push from many Democrats for a more representative ticket. “Ranked choice voting polls add greater depth and voice to people’s preferences,” says FairVote executive vice president Khalid Pitts. “We can see which candidates have broad appeal outside of the first choices, which candidates are most divisive, and which candidates’ supporters are least likely to select a second choice. Standard polls miss these results.” Walking through the results Ranked-choice voting, a reform that has gained more support in recent elections, is aimed at ensuring that a broad spectrum of voter voices are considered. By factoring in voters’ second, third, and fourth choices, for example, votes for candidates who don’t end up doing well in a crowded field aren’t entirely “wasted.” In this case, ranked-choice voting is more hypothetical, since former Vice President Joe Biden will be choosing the nominee that he sees most in line with his candidacy and the message he’d like to send, and voters won’t have a direct say. Previously, Biden has said he’s looking for a running mate who can govern from “day one” and who is “simpatico” with his approach to the office. The ranked-choice poll nevertheless reveals which vice presidential candidates have more expansive voter support because it shows who people would prefer if their favored option was eliminated. For this survey, this is how the ranked-choice results were calculated: Harris started off with 31.9 percent of voters picking her as their first choice, while Warren began with 26.8 percent and Rice, with 16.7 percent. Abrams and Duckworth were roughly tied with 8.9 percent and 8.7 percent support, respectively, while Demings had 3.9 percent and Bass had 3.3 percent. FairVote Sen. Kamala Harris was the candidate most respondents picked as their top choice in the poll. After Bass, Demings, Duckworth, and Abrams’s support was redistributed, the polling left Harris with 40.1 percent, Warren with 37 percent and Rice with 22.9 percent. FairVote Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, as well as former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, were the top three choices in a ranked-choice poll. Finally, when Rice’s votes were redistributed, Harris saw a bigger percentage bump, with 54.8 percent of the vote to Warren’s 45.2 percent. FairVote Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren were the top choices for Biden’s running mate in both a standard and ranked-choice poll. Historically, the vice president choice has had little electoral impact: As Vox’s Ella Nilsen has written, the decision may only affect the final result if the running mate who’s chosen is particularly polarizing. There are factors that make this cycle unique, however. Biden’s age — he’d be the oldest person ever elected president — and questions about whether he’ll pursue a second term have put more focus on the vice president pick. Ultimately, Harris has the most support of Democratic voters in both the standard and ranked-choice poll, an indication that voters in the survey see her as a consensus pick for the role. 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. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires. Please consider making a contribution to Vox today.
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Massive explosion shocks Beirut
A huge explosion in Beirut occurred on Tuesday evening.
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District investigating whether high school football players' 'Black Lives Matter' shirts violated protocol
Photo of Florida high school football coach, players with 'Black Lives Matter' shirts featuring school logo sparks district investigation.       
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See images of smoke from huge explosion in Beirut, Lebanon
A large explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut, damaging buildings and offices around the city. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from Beirut.
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Pelosi on the coronavirus stimulus price tag she's willing to settle for: '$3.4 trillion'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN on Tuesday that she still wants a sweeping stimulus deal this week -- but she made it clear she is not budging on the price tag put forward by House Democrats, reflecting how far apart the two sides are despite days of talks.
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Rob Kardashian poses shirtless in pool selfie
The reality star has been slowly making his way back into the spotlight this summer.
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FDA list of hand sanitizers to avoid increases to 114 with more identified for methanol risk
The Food and Drug Administration's list of hand sanitizers to avoid because they may contain methanol keeps growing and now has 114 varieties.       
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Beneil Dariush initially wanted a top 15 opponent, but Scott Holtzman is 'an absolute stud'
Beneil Dariush explains why he's facing Scott Holtzman at UFC on ESPN+ 32 and not a ranked opponent.       Related StoriesUFC on ESPN+ 32's Youssef Zalal unfazed by continuous short-notice camps, wants to stay activeDaniel Cormier was 'taken a little aback' by Khabib Nurmagomedov returning at UFC 254Spinning Back Clique: Does UFC or Bellator have the biggest main event this weekend? 
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Beirut explosion shatters windows across Lebanese capital
A large explosion ripped through the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, injuring people and smashing windows in buildings across the city.
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Watch President Trump's Axios interview
President Trump sat down with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan to discuss a wide variety of topics, including former Rep. John Lewis and the coronavirus pandemic.
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De Blasio backtracks claiming he ‘never blamed’ crime wave on closed courts
Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed on Tuesday that he’s “never blamed” coronavirus-shuttered courts on the city’s violent crime spree — despite having done just that no less than three times over the past month. The mayor was grilled about NYPD data in a Post exclusive last week proving the court shutdown wasn’t a driving force...
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Massive Explosion in Beirut Triggers Widespread Destruction and Injuries
The afternoon blast shook several parts of the capital and thick smoke billowed from the city center
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Malia White Takes to Instagram To Explain The Seriousness of Drugs on ‘Below Deck Med’
"While at sea the Captain is the medical person in charge - any and all medical decisions MUST go through them."
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Twins practice socially distant celebrations with phantom high-fives, hugs in fourth straight win
The Minnesota Twins are perfecting their socially distant celebrations.
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Massive explosion shakes Lebanon's capital
A massive explosion shook Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday wounding a number of people and causing widespread damage.
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