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Border agency provided inconsistent medical care to migrants in custody, watchdog finds
US Customs and Border Protection didn't provide consistent care to migrants in custody and in some cases failed to properly report deaths, according to a newly released report from the Government Accountability Office.
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79% of New Yorkers open to homeschooling after coronavirus, poll finds
The poll also found that 42% of New Yorkers felt that coronavirus risks were still too steep to open schools this upcoming year and backed an all remote learning format until a vaccine emerges.
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Judge denies request to block LAPD from using batons, projectiles
A federal judge has denied a request that L.A. police be precluded from using batons and projectiles on protesters pending the outcome of a lawsuit over the tactics.
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Hospital coronavirus data to bypass CDC for Trump administration database in Washington
The data hospitals collect on coronavirus patients will now be rerouted to the Trump administration instead of first being sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Intelligence’ On Peacock, Where David Schwimmer’s Brash NSA Agent Tries To Take Over A Nerdy British Cyber Security Group
Schwimmer stars with Nick Mohammed -- who also created the show -- in a workplace comedy taking place in a cyber crimes unit of a less-glamorous UK agency.
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A Michigan man won $2 million after a gas station clerk gave him the wrong ticket
A Michigan man is lucky, even by lottery winner standards, after a gas station clerk gave him a $2 million winning scratch-off ticket by mistake.
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Scientists strapped a tiny camera to a beetle to test just how small video technology can get
Scientists have developed a tiny wireless camera that can ride on the back of an insect, giving users a bug's-eye view of the world.
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Calls for NYPD to reinstate anti-crime unit as shootings rise in New York City
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is calling on the New York Police Department to reinstate its recently-shuttered Anti-Crime Unit as the Big Apple continues to struggle with a surge in gun violence. 
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‘Psych 2’ Delivered a Solid ‘This Is Us’ Burn
While also promoting ABC's A Million Little Things.
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Dozens Of Pets, Kept Oceans Away By Pandemic, Are Reuniting With Their Owners
Travelers were stuck without a way to get back to their pets amid coronavirus travel restrictions. Now expats in China are chartering a flight to bring dogs and cats over to their owners.
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Former top NY Times editor on Bari Weiss' bullying claims: 'If you are going to dish it out, you've got to be ready to take it'
The departure of former New York Times opinion editor and columnist Bari Weiss does not signal a silencing of moderate or conservative voices at the paper, former New York Times editor Jill Abramson said Wednesday.
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Scientist warn San Andreas Fault earthquake more likely after Ridgecrest quakes
Scientists have warned that last year’s Ridgecrest quakes in Southern California have increased the risk of a major San Andreas Fault earthquake. The quakes, warn catastrophe modeling company Temblor, have placed stress on the Garlock Fault that links the Ridgecrest Faults with the San Andreas Fault. In a blog post, Temblor CEO Ross Stein and...
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Texas GOP primary showdown between dueling Trump's, Cruz's picks too close to call
A Republican House primary runoff election in Texas between a candidate backed by President Trump and another supported by Sen. Ted Cruz remains too close to call.
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Trump: MS-13 members caught in NY — and one may face death penalty
President Trump on Wednesday said MS-13 gang leaders were nabbed across the country in the Justice Department's recent Operation Vulcan crackdown — with seven arrests in New York.
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Ex-assistant recalls the moment Johnny Depp asked Amber Heard for a divorce
Johnny Depp told an irate Amber Heard that he wanted a divorce during a heated conference call with his personal assistant about feces found in their bed.
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'Risk my life or forfeit my paycheck': Elena Delle Donne says she's still deciding
Elena Delle Donne, who has Lyme disease, lashes out after the WNBA denies her request for a medical exemption from playing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Warrant issued in Atlanta shooting death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner
A warrant has been issued in the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl over Fourth of July weekend, the Atlanta Police Department said.
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De Blasio downplays connection between spike in coronavirus cases in young New Yorkers and protests
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said there are a number of factors contributing to the increase in positive coronavirus cases in young adults, while downplaying any possible connection to recent protests in the city.
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Poshmark CEO: The rise of resale isn't just a fad
Manish Chandra, CEO of Poshmark, speaks with CNN Business' Alison Kosik about how rising sales and new sellers indicate the resale market is here to stay.
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He invented the N95 mask filter. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit and he was called to help once again
Peter Tsai, the scientist who invented the fabric used to make N95 masks, resumed work on sterilizing the masks in March when the pandemic began.
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Philadelphia public schools will have a hybrid start this fall, joining other districts reconsidering opening plans
The Philadelphia Independent School District joins other big districts reconsidering their opening and plans to start with a hybrid of in-person and online learning amid coronavirus.
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Protester attacks NYPD officers, including chief of department, as they made arrest
A protester assaulted a group of NYPD cops – and with them, the highest-ranking uniformed member of the department – on Wednesday during a demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Coronavirus kills Ohio Army vet who refused to wear face mask
The coronavirus has claimed the life of an Ohio Army veteran who said before his death on Facebook that he refused to wear a face mask. 
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Harry Reid: We need in-person voting along with mail ballots
Harry Reid writes that the stakes for the November election -- amid a global pandemic -- could not be higher, and states bear a responsibility in ensuring all voters can participate in the democratic process. To do so, they must create multiple avenues for voting -- mail-in ballots, early voting and an increased number of polling places.
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One killed, four others hurt in Henry Hudson Parkway crash
A speeding driver flipped over a median on the Henry Hudson Parkway early Wednesday and crashed into another car, killing one of his own passengers and injuring himself and three others, according to police. A 21-year-old man was driving a black Honda Accord on the southbound parkway near West 96th Street on the Upper West...
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White House Used Pandemic To Weaken Safety Regulations, Reporter Says
New Yorker writer Jane Mayer reports on conditions at a Delaware poultry processing plant owned by a major Trump donor: "No matter what's going on, they've got to keep those chicken lines running."
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Olympic decision raises fresh questions about Tokyo Summer Games
The IOC shifts the 2022 Youth Games to 2026, causing some to wonder if the Tokyo Olympics also might be pushed further back.
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Fauci calls White House efforts to undermine him "bizarre"
Dr. Anthony Fauci said that White House allegations that he was often wrong were "nonsense" and "incorrect."
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Want to live to 122? Play the harmonica
What’s the secret to a long life? According to this 122-year-old woman in the Philippines, it’s playing the harmonica. Francisca Susano, who is a mother 14 times over, blows on the mouth organ every morning, which keeps her lungs strong and healthy. Born in 1897, the former farmhand, from Negros Occidental, also credits a diet...
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Trademark hog really just wants to help Washington find new NFL name
Could the Washington Redskins’ trademark tussle end soon without much of a fight at all? Martin McCaulay, the 61-year-old Virginia man who owns more than 40 trademarks for alternative Washington sports team names, has “no intention to stand in the way” of the rebranding, according to attorney Darren Heitner. McCaulay went viral overnight earlier this...
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Couple finds out they're living with thousands of bees after fresh honey drips down their walls
A Pennsylvania couple didn't know they had house guests until lines of fresh honey started dripping down the walls of their home's mudroom.
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Arizona professor sued for including questions about ‘Islamic terrorism’ on a test
A political science professor at a public school in Arizona is being sued by a Muslim student who alleges he was forced to “either disavow his religion or be punished by getting the answers wrong on the quiz" during the spring semester.
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Schools utilize power fans to combat COVID-19
As schools look to open next month, one school district in Arizona is getting creative when it comes to keeping their students safe.
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Most Americans had a tech ‘wake-up’ call during coronavirus lockdown
Three-quarters of Americans have experienced a tech wake-up call due to COVID-19, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 Americans revealed just how reliant they are on digital services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Respondents were asked to reflect on the digital services they’ve used during self-isolation and how their lives have...
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Another shortage! Beer, soda makers struggle with aluminum can supply, make plans to limit niche drinks
With beer and soda consumption shifting sharply to the home during the COVID-19 pandemic, drink makers are experiencing a shortage of aluminum cans.      
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Michaela Coel's new HBO show makes consent clear: 'It doesn't look gray, does it?'
Michaela Coel, creator, writer, star and co-director of HBO's "I May Destroy You," talks about channeling her personal trauma into the acclaimed HBO series.
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NBA bubble’s snitch hotline busts Jimmy Butler for dribbling
The NBA bubble’s anonymous tip line for violations, otherwise known as the “snitch hotline,” may be working too well. Last week, during the league’s initial quarantine period, someone called the hotline to snitch on Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler as he was attempting to do a workout from his hotel room. “A security guard received...
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Airbnb criticized on social media after 'tone deaf' email asks users to donate to hosts: 'This is nuts'
Not everyone is happy with Airbnb’s new initiative.
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'Wake up call': Prominent group warns Biden campaign that it's falling short on outreach to women of color
Women of color worry that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden isn't paying enough attention to their concerns, risking loss in Nov. 3 as in 2016        
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Ghislaine Maxwell faked being Epstein’s girlfriend, former pal claims
Christina Oxenberg — a cousin to the British royal family — said she believes Ghislaine Maxwell only pretended to be Jeffrey Epstein’s girlfriend despite reports they engaged in a brief romance in the 90’s. “She wanted me to believe she was Jeffrey Epstein’s girlfriend but I knew that she wasn’t,” Oxenberg told Australia’s “60 minutes”...
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J.C. Penney plans job cuts, receives critical extension on deadline to avoid bankruptcy sale. Is your store closing?
J.C. Penney plans to close 242 stores, including 152 that have already been identified. It received a deadline extension to avoid bankruptcy sale.       
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Fire spreads to seven ships at Iranian port, state media reports
A fire has damaged least seven vessels at a shipyard in the southern Iranian port city of Bushehr, despite the efforts of firefighters, according to state media.
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The best office chairs of 2020
In an effort to discover which office chairs are actually comfortable, we spent more than a month testing 11 different options varying in price, function and style. In the end, two chairs sat comfortably at the top for us.
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The 2021 Rose Parade is canceled. Blame the coronavirus
The 2021 Rose Parade is canceled, but parade officials are looking to find a new way to celebrate during the pandemic.
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Dear Care and Feeding: My Black Son Sold “N-Word Passes” to His White Friends
Parenting advice on racial slurs, babysitting payment, and siblings’ front-seat wars.
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Steve Levy: Cuomo and NY coronavirus nursing home deaths -- don't be fooled governor's 'report'
We must insist that other states now experiencing increased COVID-19 hospitalizations do not follow New York’s ill-advised nursing home policies.
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Maine now offers nonbinary option on birth certificates
Instead of male or female, an "X" can now display on a birth certificate.
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Layoffs: 1.25M more workers likely filed jobless claims as some states close again, others reopen
Another 1.25M workers likely filed jobless claims, a gauge of layoffs. The figure has fallen but could rise as states close again amid Covid spikes.      
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