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Adam Silver considers the possibility of players kneeling during national anthem when NBA resumes

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addressed the possibility of players kneeling for the national anthem, as well as the restart of the season in an interview with “TIME 100 Talks” on Tuesday.
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TikTok priest goes viral with this fashion challenge
What to wear? When you’re a Catholic priest, the decision is usually made for you. That’s what the Rev. Matt Lowry showed in this clever TikTok video, embracing the What I’d Wear Challenge. The cool clergyman, who is chaplain at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, went viral for his vestments, racking up 190,000 likes across...
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Why US schools can't follow the example of Germany and Denmark, in charts
Like we've said before, the first day of school can't come soon enough for Trump.
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Man spits at coffee shop owner after being booted for not wearing mask
A patron at a Virginia coffee shop flew off the handle when the shop owner told him to leave because he wasn’t wearing a mask, according to a report. The unidentified man stormed out of Abyssinia Market and Coffee House in Alexandria, but not before spitting on store owner Lily Damtew — and returned later...
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NYPD’s Patrol Borough Brooklyn North gets its first female leader
Assistant Chief Judith Harrison took over the NYPD’s Brooklyn North Patrol Borough at a time shootings are spiraling out of control — but believes she can help “heal” the community and get them to cooperate with cops. “We know that there’s a fractured relationship right now,” Harrison said at police headquarters at One Police Plaza...
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Trial judge tries to keep Michael Flynn case alive in new request to appeals court
The trial judge overseeing former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn's court proceedings is pushing to keep the case alive.
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Michelle Williams and Oscar Isaac Team up For HBO Series Adaptation of ‘Scenes From a Marriage’
Williams and Isaac will also executive produce the project.
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Feds charge phony church with selling toxic bleach as COVID-19 cure
Florida family allegedly pitched product that had U.S. regulators receiving reports of hospitalizations and death.
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San Bernardino County cancels hundreds of coronavirus test appointments, citing shortage
A supply shortage forces San Bernardino to cancel hundreds of COVID-19 testing appointments. Officials hope to resume testing next week.
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Lake Piru, where Naya Rivera is presumed dead, notorious for drownings
The 1,200-acre reservoir has been the site of numerous drownings over the years due to chilly temperatures that can overwhelm swimmers -- as well as strong winds that are powerful enough to tip over a small boat.
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‘Fortnite’ creator Epic Games snags $250 million from Sony
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Why the President Didn’t Want the World to Read Mary Trump’s Story
The new memoir takes you inside a dysfunctional American family—and into Donald Trump’s mind.
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All Starbucks stores will require customers to wear face masks while inside
Mask up before you pick up.
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Cam Newton wants to ‘stick it up everyone’s ass’ with Patriots
AFC East teams, take note: The chip on Cam Newton’s shoulder isn’t going away anytime soon. After an ugly divorce with the Panthers and lengthy free agency left him with a veteran minimum contract, the newly minted Patriots quarterback is fired up to prove his dissenters wrong. One of Newton’s former teammates told Michael Giardi...
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Ryan Seacrest’s next girlfriend could be one of these ladies
Ryan Seacrest and girlfriend Shayna Taylor have split — and the 5-foot-7 radio and TV host is already moving on. So whom should the newly single 45-year-old date next? Find out why Mariah Carey or “The Bachelor” star Cassie Rudolph might be perfect for him in this episode of “Boo Predictor.” Despite battling gay rumors...
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New York City rents slide as vacancies hit a record
With a growing number of residents leaving the city, the New York City rental market took a beating in June, a new report has found.
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‘We’ve Seen the Power of Protest.’ Ellie Goulding on Why Environmental Activism Is Part of Her Platform
Pop music and caring about the planet didn’t always go hand in hand. But Ellie Goulding — known for hits like 2015’s multi-platinum “Love Me Like You Do” — was early to jump into environmental activism, joining the U.N. Environment Program in 2017 as an ambassador. Now, Goulding is about to release her first new…
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Julian Edelman, a Jewish NFL star, responds to DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic posts, saying the world needs compassion
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who is Jewish, responded on social media Thursday to Philadelphia Eagles DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic social media posts.
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Unmasked man kicked out of sick parents’ house after partying amid COVID
"Find a new home because you're not welcome at the one you currently live at."
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Trump to visit wounded service members at Walter Reed on Saturday
President Donald Trump will visit Walter Reed on Saturday to visit wounded service members, multiple sources told CNN and the White House later confirmed.
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Chick-fil-A postpones Cow Appreciation Day due to safety concerns
Cows are going to have to wait a little longer to get their day.
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TikTok may undergo corporate changes to distance from China amid US scrutiny
The short-form video app TikTok could soon see a shakeup of its corporate structure as it confronts mounting criticism from politicians in the US over ties to its Chinese parent company.
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Sony invests $250 million in Fortnite maker Epic Games
Sony is investing $250 million in Fortnite maker Epic Games, giving the Japanese company a minority stake in Epic.
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In Lynn Steger Strong’s ‘Want,’ a woman collapses under the obligations of modern life
‘Want’ grapples with a litany of contemporary social issues.
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These bar workers were furloughed, again
Weekly jobless claims in Texas started to drop when bars and restaurants reopened, but like Covid-19 cases in the state, unemployment claims are on the rise again. CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich reports.
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Brooklyn DA says police misconduct played role in most wrongful convictions
“The magnitude of years lost to wrongful imprisonment in these cases is almost unbearable—together, they add up to 426 years spent in prison,” wrote DA Eric Gonzalez.
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Pelosi on Christopher Columbus statue destruction: 'People will do what they do'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday declined to admonish protesters in her native city of Baltimore who pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and then tossed the monument into the city’s Inner Harbor.
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Seoul's Mayor Found Dead After Massive Search
Mayor Park Won-soon's daughter told police he left a verbal message similar to a will, and later turned off his mobile phone. His body was found in a wooded park early Friday, police say.
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Racial slur appears in CAPTCHA code for Georgia state COVID-19 website, sparks investigation
A racial slur that appeared in the CAPTCHA code on a Georgia Department of Public Health website has sparked an investigation by officials and Microsoft.
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Scrabble bans 236 bigoted words, slurs from official list
Scrabble just got W-O-K-E. Players of the classic board game will no longer be able to rack up points for spelling out racial and ethnic slurs, according to Scrabble officials. A total of 236 bigoted words were removed from the official Scrabble word list used at tournaments — in order to make the game friendlier...
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The Wee Welsh Town of Weird Sports
Llanwrtyd Wells (good luck trying to pronounce that if you don't speak Welsh) has the distinction of being the smallest town in the United Kingdom. Several times each year, this wee Welsh town welcomes competitors for an unusual series of events, including bog snorkelling, man versus horse, and the mountain bike chariot race. When the town's pony trekking industry started drying up in the 1970s, locals devised a plan to keep the local economy going. And what better way to do so than by strapping a wheelbarrow to two bikes while dressed like a Roman?
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Commentary: 'Karen' is an easy target
The Karen meme sends up a laughable, often feckless symbol of racism in America. But it's cold comfort against the violent truth of white nationalism.
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Joe Rogan rips MMA's win bonus structure: 'People just get f*cking robbed'
Joe Rogan is not fond of MMA's win bonus structure.        Related StoriesUFC adds Mackenzie Dern vs. Randa Markos to Sept. 12 lineupKamaru Usman shuts down claim that he asked Jorge Masvidal for a photo in 2015: 'He was a nobody'UFC taps John Castaneda to replace Umar Nurmagomedov, will fight Nathaniel Wood on 'Fight Island' 
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Five suspects arrested in slaying of Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke
Police in Los Angeles arrested five people in connection to the slaying of Brooklyn-born rapper Pop Smoke, who was killed in a home-invasion robbery in February, authorities said. The LAPD announced the busts of three men and two juveniles in a tweet Thursday afternoon, but did not provide further details. “LAPD Detectives have arrested three...
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Texas Republican Party sues Houston mayor for canceling party's in-person convention
The Texas Republican Party is suing Democratic Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner for canceling a contract to hold the state party's convention in the city.
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Will grocery shopping ever be the same again after coronavirus?
Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe the traditional grocery store run will be a thing of the past due to COVID-19, according to new research. The study asked 2,000 Americans about how their views on grocery shopping have changed in light of the global pandemic. And the results showed respondents are open to exploring new...
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Colin Powell suggests media had 'hysterical' reaction to Russian bounties intelligence
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell indicated on Thursday that media figures overreacted to a recent report that Russian officials placed bounties on the lives of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.
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What to stream this weekend: Tom Hanks captains 'Greyhound,' Charlize Theron leads 'The Old Guard'
With theaters closed, new films are streaming. Out this weekend: Tom Hanks' WWII movie 'Greyhound,' Charlize Theron's action-packed 'The Old Guard.'        
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Gospel singer Kierra Sheard recalls the pressure she faced over her weight
"They basically said I looked like the Pillsbury doughboy and I shouldn’t shoot full-body images."
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Leukemia-stricken Texas chief who led COVID-19 efforts dies after positive test
A Texas county’s emergency chief, who led the community’s efforts to procure PPE for coronavirus first responders, has died from the effects of leukemia and COVID-19, according to reports. David Prasifka, Atascosa County’s emergency management coordinator, passed away on Saturday after testing positive for the virus — the very disease he had “been valiantly fighting...
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Seagull caught on film swallowing a rat whole, goes viral
A seagull has gone viral after it was captured on film eating an entire rat in one gulp.
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Lindy Ruff’s ‘exciting’ Devils chance forces Rangers to pick replacement
The New Jersey Devils officially announced Wednesday that Lindy Ruff, a three-year assistant coach for the Rangers, will serve as the club’s new head coach. In addition, the organization revealed that the interim tag has been removed from general manager Tom Fitzgerald, making him the fifth GM in franchise history. “I am excited to get...
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GOP governor: I think President Trump is confused
President Trump slammed the CDC's guidance for reopening schools, but Maryland's GOP Gov. Larry Hogan says the guidance was helpful and he believes Trump is confused about it.
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What we know about rapper Juice Wrld's posthumous album 'Legends Never Die,' out Friday
"Legends Never Die" features 15 tracks from the up-and-coming rapper who died in December.       
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Philadelphia soccer team wears jerseys bearing the names of Black victims of police brutality
The Philadelphia Union returned to the soccer field wearing the names of the many Black victims who lost their lives due to police brutality in place of their own names.
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Mark Esper tells Congress he wasn’t briefed on Russian ‘bounties’
Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he was not briefed on alleged Russian “bounties” to kill US troops in Afghanistan — and that he would have been if there was credible intelligence. Esper’s under-oath testimony Thursday to the House Armed Services Committee follows a bombshell report last month that claimed President Trump was briefed on Russian...
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SupCo pops Trump’s bubble
Manhattan prosecutor can access the president's financial records.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Close Enough’ On HBO Max, About Young Parents And Their Friends Learning The Adulting Ropes In A Tiny Duplex
Created by J.G. Quintel, this new animated series deals with couples who are both embracing and resisting becoming responsible adults.
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Video shows Minnesota tornado, damage
Severe storms in parts of the Midwest produced at least one powerful tornado that damaged farms and killed one person and injured two others in western Minnesota. (July 9)       
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