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A Russian Plot to Kill U.S. Soldiers

Why intelligence officials suspect Russia of paying militants to kill American troops in Afghanistan.
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A New Hampshire radio station cuts ties with conservative host after she filmed herself yelling at landscapers for speaking Spanish
A New Hampshire radio station cut ties with a conservative host after she filmed herself verbally attacking landscapers who were speaking Spanish.
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Here's where major cities stand on reopening schools
School districts across the country are being forced to reconsider their reopening plans and even reverse course for the upcoming school year, as coronavirus infection rates continue to spike and new hot spots emerge.
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Tucker Carlson criticizes racist comments of show writer but offers no apology
Fox News host Tucker Carlson denounced the incendiary hate speech posted online by a writer who worked on his top-rated program, but stopped short of issuing an apology.
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Smugglers busted carrying 145 pounds of meth on an ultralight aircraft
Drug smugglers are getting pretty creative, but it's not every day that they try to do it in an ultralight aircraft.
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Here's what the CDC recommends schools do as they reopen
In his push to get schools to reopen, President Donald Trump has complained that guidelines offered by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to safely reopen amid the Covid-19 pandemic are "very tough" and "expensive."
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Naya Rivera, who rose to fame on TV show "Glee," dies at 33
Naya Rivera, a singer and actor who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy "Glee," was found dead in a Southern California lake following a six day search. She was 33. CBS Los Angeles' Rachel Kim reports.
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Oregon And West Virginia Will Shrink Social Gatherings To Combat COVID-19
Officials in both Oregon and West Virginia are tightening the limits as coronavirus cases rise in their states.
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‘Below Deck Med’: Someone Please Give Chef Kiko The Hug He Deserves
He's unlike any other chef this franchise has ever seen and we're not worthy!
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NFL, Oakley unveil face shield meant to prevent spread of coronavirus
With NFL training camps set to start at the end of the month, the league believes it is closer to one answer when it comes to player safety amid the coronavirus pandemic: face shields for the players’ helmets.
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Washington Post editor says Texas Rangers name 'must go,' gets slammed by critics
Washington Post Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah argued on Monday that the Texas Rangers as a team name "must go."
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US rejects Beijing’s claim to South China Sea, deepens Chinese anger
WASHINGTON – The United States on Monday rejected China’s disputed claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea, a move that Beijing criticized as inciting tensions in the region and which highlighted an increasingly testy relationship. China has offered no coherent legal basis for its ambitions in the South China Sea and...
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Gerrit Cole works out at Yankee Stadium as ‘The Boss’ looks on
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Country singer Margo Price urges Grand Ole Opry to book 'the real Lady A'
Margo Price is making her voice heard in the dispute over the musical moniker "Lady A."
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Ex-Harvard Medical School faculty member warns COVID-19 herd immunity is ‘wishful thinking'
A Washington D.C.-based internist and former Harvard Medical School faculty member has claimed the idea that herd immunity may slow the coronavirus pandemic is "wishful thinking" after a 50-year-old patient was infected for a second time with COVID-19.
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Yankees caught in J.A. Happ money predicament: Sherman
An agreement made between MLB and the MLB Players Association on Monday could force the Yankees into an uncomfortable position of maximizing trying to win this year versus adding $17 million they will not want on their 2021 payroll. MLB and the union finalized that all vesting options will be paid in full, but what...
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Kate Middleton on the 'tips and tools she wishes she'd received as a first-time mom: 'It's gold dust'
Kate Middleton wishes she had received a speck of “gold dust” when she started out as a first-time mother.
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Hosts Tom Bergeron, Erin Andrews to be replaced on 'Dancing With the Stars'
Tom Bergeron tweeted that 'Dancing With the Stars' will be looking for a new host, bringing an end to his 15-year run. Erin Andrews is also out.       
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"Empire" actor Bryshere Gray arrested on domestic violence charges
At approximately 10:15 p.m., the Goodyear Police Department responded to a call saying an adult female had been assaulted by her husband, the department said on Facebook.
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The Best New Songs of July 2020, from Anitta to Black Thought
Plus more from Kane Brown, Jacob Collier and even the Dalai Lama
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Tucker Carlson says there’s ‘no connection’ between writer’s hateful blog posts and his Fox News show
The host condemned the writings of Blake Neff, but called out “ghouls” celebrating his longtime writer’s resignation.
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Jimmy Fallon welcomes Gov. Andrew Cuomo during first show back in studio
Jimmy Fallon was back in 30 Rock studios for Monday night’s episode of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” after nearly four months away due to the coronavirus pandemic. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appeared as a guest via Zoom and welcomed Fallon back, saying: “New York is really open now that you’re doing your show again.”...
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Tom Bergeron not returning as host of 'Dancing with the Stars'
It's the end of an era on "Dancing with the Stars" as host Tom Bergeron announced he will not be returning to the dancing competition show. Co-host Erin Andrews will also not be returning.
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Tom Bergeron not returning as host of 'Dancing with the Stars'
It's the end of an era on "Dancing with the Stars."
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Optimistic NBA players are betting it might be safer in Orlando bubble
Russell Westbrook tests positive for coronavirus, didn't travel with Rockets. Raptors guard Kyle Lowry is certain things will work out in the bubble.
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New York To Require Contact Info From Air Travelers From States That Must Quarantine
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state is deploying teams to check for proof that travelers getting off flights have completed forms before leaving airports across the state.
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Opinion: What's next for UFC's current biggest star?
The buys for UFC 251 showed the drawing power of Jorge Masvidal. Can "Gamebred" use that to his advantage?       
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Quibi wins round in mobile technology fight with rival
A judge ruled in Quibi's favor on Monday, allowing it to continue using a key feature on its app. A rival tech firm, Eko, accused the company of lifting its mobile technology.
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Benjamin Keough struggled with drugs and alcohol, had been to rehab: report
In May, Keough “had been talking about how f - - ked up kids get in Scientology.”
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South Korea’s Women Are Still Waiting for Justice
Allegations against a prominent liberal mayor are the latest evidence in a series of terrible wrongs against Korean women.
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Trump inaugural panel agrees to fine over registration in NJ
TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Monday he reached a deal with President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee stemming from a lawsuit alleging the organization failed to properly register in the state. Trump for America Inc. faces a $30,000 penalty, though $27,500 of it will be suspended, according to a statement from...
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Angels' Shohei Ohtani shows improvement in second training camp start
Angels right-hander Shohei Ohtani was pleased at his performance on the mound Monday during an intrasquad game.
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Republican Spokesman, for Some Reason, Mocks Photo of Biden Holding Young Son
The cruelty is the point, to the point that it's sometimes hard to tell what the actual point is.
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What it means to get the bigoted R-word out of football
Our country cannot simultaneously embody equality while also promoting dictionary-defined racial slurs, writes Oneida Indian Nation Representative, Ray Halbritter. The Washington Redskin's name has been an explicit example of such a slur--America is better for the team dropping it.
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Kawhi Leonard will have "no limits," Doc Rivers says, as Clippers chase championship
Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard spoke to reporters for the first time since March and is ready to continue the team's momentum in Orlando.
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Zoo kittens show their carnivorous side
A pair of black-footed cat kittens are starting on a carnivorous diet at the San Diego Zoo. Although the pair look like cute house cats, their species is said to be the world's deadliest. (July 13)       
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Montauk’s Ruschmeyers COVID-compliant, but gets dinged for sparklers
“Now that we are informed with correct information, we can comply.”
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UCLA football officially adds four transfers
UCLA football adds running back Brittain Brown, tight end Evidence Njoku and defensive backs Obi Eboh and Qwuantrezz Knight.
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Scratch that August trip to Hawaii. The state just extended its quarantine until Sept. 1
The state had planned to allow out-of-state travelers on Aug. 1 if they presented a negative COVID-19 test. That has been pushed back to Sept. 1.       
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Apple will send coronavirus test kits to its employees' homes
Apple employees working remotely can now get tested for the coronavirus without leaving the house.
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Jana Kramer shares tearful selfie, says she’s ‘exhausted’ by son’s sleep regression: ‘It’s breaking my heart’
Jana Kramer is going through a difficult time in parenthood.
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Sessions insists Trump is 'good for America' after president attacks him as 'disaster' on Twitter
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions raised eyebrows Monday when he vowed to defend President Trump's agenda in Congress -- despite the president's endorsement of Sessions' opponent in Tuesday's GOP Senate runoff in Alabama.
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‘I May Destroy You’ Episode 6 Hits a New Devastating High for the HBO Series
"The Alliance" is a must-watch bottle episode that will leave you forever haunted.
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07/13: Red and Blue
New polls show Biden leading in key states; Pres. Trump doubles down on push to reopen schools
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In CA: $320,000 in overtime when your base salary is $25,000; It's the life in the LADWP
Gov. Gavin Newsom calls it a dimmer switch, but for many Golden State businesses, it's lights out. Again. And it's a good gig if you can get it — a security guard at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power pulled in a cool $931,000 in overtime over the past three years.       
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How to clean your leather couch without damaging it
The last thing you want to do is ruin your leather couch. This is how to properly clean it.       
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Islanders finally sign prized goalie prospect Ilya Sorokin
The Islanders wasted no time in signing their prized goaltending prospect Ilya Sorokin, striking a deal just eight hours after the NHL’s window for teams to negotiate with unsigned draft picks opened on Monday. Sorokin signed a one-year, entry-level contract worth $925,000, according to Cap Friendly, which is the standard rookie deal for 24-year-olds. He...
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2021 Ford Bronco revealed: Revived SUV boasts features to make Jeep SUV owners envious
The 2021 Ford Bronco comes with standard four-wheel-drive, torque vectoring, 33-inch water fording and a host of other tech and features.       
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John Travolta lost girlfriend Diana Hyland to breast cancer decades before Kelly Preston
Kelly Preston’s death from breast cancer on Sunday wasn’t the first time John Travolta lost someone to the disease.
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