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Appeals court debates fate of Harvard's affirmative action policies

US Appeals Court Judge Sandra Lynch pounded lawyers challenging Harvard's affirmative action policies on Wednesday, implicitly disputing their claims of bias against Asian American students and assertions of Supreme Court precedent.
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This Celeb On 'The Masked Singer' Episode 2 Shockingly Eliminated Themselves
An ultra-famous actor was beneath the mask.
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Alabama Gov. Apologizes To Surviving '5th Girl' Of 1963 KKK Bombing
"There should be no question that Ms. Collins Rudolph and the families of those who perished ... suffered an egregious injustice that has yielded untold pain and suffering over the ensuing decades."
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Man pranks friend on first date by calling restaurant, ordering ‘will you marry me’ dessert to the table
Be careful who you give dinner date details to.
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Adam Silver eyes return of fans "prior to full distribution of a vaccine"
SportsPulse: Adam Silver addressed the media at Game 1 of the NBA Finals and says that while not much has changed as far as the dangers of Covid-19, he still envisions a return of fans to arenas next season.        
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Doctor says new plasma therapy saved his life when he had COVID-19
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Warriors' Steve Kerr on Trump-Biden debate: 'I felt like I was watching the Jerry Springer show'
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr compared the President Trump and Joe Biden debate on Tuesday night to a television show many people are familiar with in the United States.
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'Skull breaker challenge' goes viral for children
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Oklahoma students protest in-person classes
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NFL's outbreak has high school teams vigilant
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Virus that causes COVID-19 found in beach water
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Subway's bread doesn’t fit the ‘statutory definition of bread,' court says
Ireland’s Supreme Court says the bread used in Subway locations throughout the country is loaded with so much sugar, it should not be considered a “staple food.”
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NBA's Adam Silver on lack of Black head coaches: 'I know we can do better'
SportsPulse: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver responded to a question about the lack of Black head coaches in the league and if he'd consider implementing a 'Rooney Rule' for minority head coach candidates.        
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Facebook bans ads that seek to delegitimize the election or make false claims about voting
The policy change appears aimed at President Trump's use of social media to spread falsehoods about mail-in voting election and claims of voter fraud.       
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Presidential debate aftermath: Election gamblers bet on Biden
Political bettors have placed their money, if not their support, on former Vice President Joe Biden following the first 2020 presidential debate Tuesday night with President Trump, according to Cloudbet, a cryptocurrency betting site.
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First presidential debate featured a bully, zero civility and lots of chaos: Reader views
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'I Like What I See': FAA Chief Flies 737 Max, But Not Ready To Recertify Plane
Steve Dickson took a Boeing 737 Max on a test flight Wednesday and says "It responded well," as regulators inch closer to ungrounding the troubled jetliner.
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Truck swerves off a road through patio, before landing in backyard swimming pool
A 49-year-old man drove a pickup truck into a Florida swimming pool after veering from the road to avoid hitting a disabled vehicle, according to a report.
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Health Dept. identifies sheriff's office as a COVID-19 'cluster'
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Trooper dragged during incident at gas station
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Police now have safer non-lethal device on hand
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Mom dies attempting to rescue children from ocean
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Hospital 'facility dog' brings joy to patients
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Student gets early start in agribusiness
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Fact check: Almost every single one of Trump's debate claims about mail-in voting was wrong
President Donald Trump lied about a wide variety of topics -- including health care, the economy and the coronavirus pandemic -- during Tuesday's presidential debate. But he was especially dishonest on the subject of voting by mail.
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Judge dismisses GOP Senate candidate's suit over Minnesota's coronavirus restrictions
A federal judge on Wednesday rejected GOP Senate candidate Jason Lewis' lawsuit alleging that Minnesota's coronavirus restrictions placed an unconstitutional burden on his ability to campaign.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says NYPD officers not wearing masks should face ‘penalties’
New York City police officers who don’t wear coronavirus masks should face “penalties,” according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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In CA: New law considers reparations, and what's opening in L.A. County
Plus: COVID outbreak hits Cal State Long Beach, and a man has been charged in Compton cop attack       
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No, the Recession Isn’t Over—and It’s About to Get Much Worse for Some
As Tuesday’s chaotic Presidential debate shifted to a discussion about the U.S. economy, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden seemed, yet again, to be operating in different stratospheres. As Trump boasted—without corroborating evidence—that “our country is coming back incredibly well” from the economic shutdown precipitated by the coronavirus pandemic, Biden countered that…
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Schumer: 'I'd Love' to Make D.C. and Puerto Rico States, 'Everything Is on the Table'
On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that he would “love to” make D.C. and Puerto Rico states and addressed the prospect of ending the filibuster if Democrats take the Senate by stating,
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Spend a night as the "mayor" of Hell, Michigan
Most people spend their lives trying to stay out of Hell, but Airbnb is offering a chance for ghouls and goblins to become the "mayor" — of Hell, Michigan​, that is.
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7 wounded in Milwaukee funeral home shooting
Seven people were reportedly shot outside a Milwaukee funeral home Wednesday when a car pulled up near a crowd of 100 mourners and someone inside opened fired. 
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Biden, Mr. Rogers' widow Joanne hold virtual call during Pennsylvania campaign stop
Rogers, 92, is an outspoken critic of President Trump and supporter of the Biden campaign.
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UFC 253 'Fight Motion': Israel Adesanya's technique reigns supreme
Check UFC 253 highlights including Israel Adesanya and Jan Blachowicz's title victories in super slow-motion.        Related StoriesAngela Hill: Israel Adesanya, Colby Covington held to different standardsUFC on ESPN 16's Carlos Felipe calls 'bipolar' Yorgan De Castro a hypocriteUFC on ESPN 16's Yorgan De Castro learned the importance of backup plans from Greg Hardy loss 
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Democrats Skewer Pharma Executives Over Profit-Driven Drug Price Increases
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) accused the CEO of drug company Teva of pretending to "look like you give a shit about sick people" while making ever-increasing profits during House testimony on Wednesday.
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Biden slams Trump as 'entitled, self-serving'
Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden blasted President Donald Trump as "an entitled self-serving president" during Biden's most aggressive day on the campaign trail all year, with numerous stops on a train tour that began in Cleveland and took him to western Pa. (Sept. 30)       
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How Many Americans Watched Trump and Biden's Clash? Fewer Than First 2016 Debate With Clinton
Viewership for the first presidential debate dropped nearly 15 percent from 2016 to 2020, but the reason why isn't entirely known.
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Brad Parscale resigns from Trump campaign after incident at home
A former senior campaign aide said Parscale's departure was "expected."
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Bob Woodward: We now have a constitutional problem
Legendary journalist Bob Woodward and CNN's Wolf Blitzer discuss the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
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Yankees’ Gio Urshela: I’ve grown since time with Indians
The first time Gio Urshela played in the postseason, he was an all-field, no-hit third baseman for the Indians who went on to make two key errors in the 2017 ALDS that helped the Yankees advance. He’s back in Cleveland for the Wild Card Series, firmly established as a stellar defender and one of the...
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Shelter Island resident sues town for allowing Beyoncé to film at historical site
Mike Gaynor claims that neither Beyoncé nor Disney applied for permission to film at Sylvester Manor.
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Anthony Davis on Lakers teammate LeBron James: 'I plan to follow this motherf---er to hopefully 9 more Finals'
Superstar Anthony Davis said that he would like to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers and teammate LeBron James for the foreseeable future with the intention of making several NBA Finals in the coming years.
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Local, Oregon State Police To Keep Acting as Federal Officers Despite Portland Mayor's Request
"The U.S. Marshal will not cancel the cross-deputation of local and state law enforcement officers," read a statement from the District of Oregon U.S. Attorney's Office on Wednesday.
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Consistency in the time of day you work out may keep off the pounds, study finds
The key to working out consistently and keeping off the pounds may be as simple as setting the same time of day for your workouts and sticking to the schedule, according to a recent study in the journal Obesity.
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Belligerent Trump debate performance stokes fears among Republicans about November
The president’s refusal during the debate to clearly condemn the Proud Boys extremist group prompted condemnations from Democrats and a muted response from Republicans.
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Thousands sign up as poll workers after LeBron James' efforts
The campaign is looking toward the next phase of the poll worker recruitment: a focus on cities where shortages remain.
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California task force will consider paying reparations for slavery
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill Wednesday that will establish a task force to study and develop proposals for paying reparations to the descendants of enslaved Black people.
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Rays sweep Blue Jays, will face Yankees or Indians in ALDS
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam and the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays won a postseason series for the first time in 12 years, overpowering the young Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Wednesday to finish a two-game sweep of their AL wild-card matchup. Renfroe launched the first playoff grand slam in franchise history...
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Ardeth Platte, Dominican nun and antinuclear activist, dies at 84
She also served as an inspiration for a character on the Netflix show “Orange Is the New Black.”
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