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Death Cafes help ease grief in time of coronavirus

So-called Death Cafes are part of a broader "death-positive" movement to encourage more open discussion of grief, trauma and loss. During the pandemic, some are migrating online and hearing from those impacted by COVID-19. (July 1)       
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Terms of Michael Cohen's return to prison under scrutiny
After spending the past several weeks on New York's tony Upper East Side, Michael Cohen has found himself back in federal prison after a dispute with the government over what his lawyers say were restrictions designed to prevent him from finishing a book about the president.
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Michael Flynn's defense team says new DOJ documents contain 'shocking exculpatory evidence'
Newly released documents about the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn show additional “exculpatory evidence” linked to a Justice Department review of the case investigators built against him shortly after President Trump’s election, his lawyers argued in a court filing Friday.
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California couple agrees to guilty pleas in college admissions scam
BOSTON — A California couple agreed Friday to plead guilty to paying $250,000 to get their daughter into the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit. Diane Blake and Todd Blake will plead guilty in front of a judge at a future date, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston said in a statement...
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US Marine Corps base in Okinawa reports coronavirus infections
A number of personnel at a US Marine Corps base on the Japanese island of Okinawa have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, officials say. The Marines first reported the cases at Camp Butler on Thursday, without disclosing exactly how many had tested positive. “The individuals that have tested positive have been moved into isolation,” Marine Corps Installations Pacific said in a statement. U.S. military...
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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan formally makes Hagia Sophia a mosque
ANKARA, Turkey — The president of Turkey on Friday formally converted Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia back into a mosque and declared it open for Muslim worship, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that had made the religious landmark a museum. The decision sparked deep dismay among Orthodox Christians. Originally a cathedral, Hagia...
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'The Old Guard' ending: Why Charlize Theron and Gina Prince-Bythewood want a sequel
The final scene in "The Old Guard" neatly sets up a sequel. Star and producer Charlize Theron and director Gina Prince-Bythewood drop some more hints about what could come next.
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Pelosi: Commuting Stone's Sentence, 'Appalling' and 'a Terrible Idea'
During an interview that took place before it was formally announced that President Trump is commuting Roger Stone’s prison sentence broadcast on Friday’s edition of CNN’s “AC360,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that giving Stone clemency is “a terrible
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Nick Cordero's wife Amanda Kloots tears up as she talks about grief after his death: 'It's so hard'
Amanda Kloots is opening up about her grief following the death of her husband, Nick Cordero.
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Naya Rivera's disappearance is a hard reminder
In a time of dislocation and loss, the disappearance of a young, beautiful woman full of promise brings us up short, reminds us that we can't know what will happen tomorrow and makes us think anew about how we want to spend the time we have, writes Peggy Drexler.
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Gregg Jarrett: Trump right to commute Roger Stone’s sentence – Stone committed no crime, was framed by Mueller
By commuting the prison sentence of Roger Stone on Friday, President Trump took a justified step in rectifying an egregious wrong.
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How Trump made the decision to commute Stone's sentence
President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone, who was convicted of crimes that included lying to Congress in part, prosecutors said, to protect the President. The announcement came just days before Stone was set to report to a federal prison. CNN's Kaitlan Collins has more.
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Disneyland reopens amid Florida spike
Disneyland reopens Saturday just as coronavirus cases are surging in Florida. Will the disease spread there... and beyond?
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Tucker Carlson celebrates commutation of Roger Stone sentence, says arrest and trial were a 'set-up'
Tucker Carlson lauded President Trump's commutation of longtime Republican political consultant Roger Stone's prison sentence Friday, saying the 67-year-old had been the victim of a "nakedly political" set-up aimed to put him away for the rest of his "useful and expected life."
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Jada and Will Smith reveal marriage trouble on Facebook show
Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted to having a relationship with musician August Alsina when she and husband Will Smith were separated
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Love in the stars: 'Mucho Mucho Amor' filmmakers on gender trailblazing astrologer Walter Mercado
Lin-Manuel Miranda was a fan of the beloved TV astrologer. His "Hamilton" mojo helped white Hollywood execs see the value in "Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado."
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In Florida, over 40 hospitals max out ICU capacity amid coronavirus surge
A surge of coronavirus cases in Florida has maxed out dozens of intensive care units (ICUs) at hospitals around the state, following an attempt by local officials to institute a phased reopening of the economy. 
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Longtime Royal photographer says Prince Harry ‘has simply lost the plot’
"Hopefully he comes to his senses soon.”
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Hear Roger Stone talk about his call with Trump
Roger Stone told reporters that President Trump called him and said he was commuting Stone's sentence instead of pardoning him, so Stone could "fight this out." CNN's Sara Murray reports.
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DeSean Jackson ‘penalized’ by Eagles for Hitler posts
The Eagles didn’t let DeSean Jackson’s post go unpunished. The team announced in a statement Friday that they “penalized” the wide receiver after he posted anti-Semitic quotes incorrectly attributed to Adolf Hitler on his social media this week. According to NFL Network, Jackson was fined for conduct detrimental to the team. Jackson has since apologized...
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NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson 'confused' by his COVID-19 tests
He was asymptomatic and tested negative three days later.
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NHL, players approve plan to resume season, extend CBA
Hockey became the latest sport to finalize a return during a global pandemic after NHL owners and players approved an agreement Friday to resume the season — and with it an assurance of labor peace through September 2026.
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Poll: Donald Trump and Joe Biden Currently Tied
A Democracy Institute/Sunday Express poll released on Tuesday shows President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are tied in the 2020 presidential race.
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WATCH: Detroit Police Release Video Showing Suspect Fire at Officers First
Detroit Police Chief James Craig released body cam video showing that Hakim Littleton allegedly fired at officers before they shot and killed him Friday.
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Pelosi: Trump's been a failure in every way from the start
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discusses with CNN's Anderson Cooper her views on President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the US.
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Giants’ Nate Solder threatens ‘no football’ amid NFL negotiations
NFL players haven’t signed off on an NFL season yet. As the league and NFL Players Association negotiate the details of an unprecedented season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Giants left tackle Nate Solder, the team’s union rep, made it clear the sides aren’t close to an agreement regarding health and safety protocols. “If the NFL...
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Gloria Allred calls on Prince Andrew to 'step up to the plate ... and tell everything he knows' about Epstein
Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents 17 Jeffrey Epstein accusers, told "The Story" Friday night that Britain's Prince Andrew should tell federal investigators what he knows about the late convicted pedophile's activities.
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Joe Maddon on Angels' David Fletcher: 'It was love at first double'
Angels manager Joe Maddon has a conundrum with up-and-coming David Fletcher, whose statistics suggest he needs to be in a lineup loaded with veterans.
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Brodie Van Wagenen: ‘Business as usual’ for Mets amid sale
As the bidding continues in the sale of the Mets, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Friday it was “business as usual” as far as he was concerned in running the team. “I anticipate it remaining that way until there is or isn’t a change,’’ Van Wagenen said. The first round of bids were due...
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Nearly 6 Years After MH17 Was Shot Down, Dutch Prosecutors Say They Will Sue Russia
Russia has denied any involvement in the 2014 crash of the Malaysian jetliner that killed nearly 300 people. Investigators say it was hit by a Russian-supplied surface-to-air missile.
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Electric scooters, mopeds causing more ER injuries in NYC
Angelo Mascia, DO, and Daniel G. Murphy, MD, work in the Department of Emergency Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital in The Bronx. They write to The Post about the latest increase in business — electric scooters:  The growing use of private and pay-per-use bicycles in New York City is a worthy and convenient transportation solution...
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Does Black Lives Matter apply to immigrants as well?
I came to the U.S. from Burundi after being tortured. But more restrictive immigration policies are making it harder for folks like me to seek safety.        
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Trump eyes 'road to citizenship' for DACA
President Donald Trump told a Spanish language network news anchor that during the next few weeks, he will be signing an executive order on immigration that will provide a "road to citizenship" for DACA recipients. (July 10)       
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Cooper shakes head at Trump remark: 'That is just nonsense'
As Covid-19 cases continue to surge in the US, CNN's Anderson Cooper says President Trump's only plan to fight the pandemic is to gaslight the American people.
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We're spotlighting 'plantfluencers' of color in our new series: PLANT PPL
Here at L.A. Times Plants, we love "plantfluencers" — people whose Instagram feeds and stories are abundantly verdant. We've launched a new series, PLANT PPL, where we interview people of color in the plant world, such as the voice behind @LatinxWithPlants, Andi Xoch of Boyle Heights.
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Le’Veon Bell: Jamal Adams still ‘wants to be’ with Jets
Despite his public demands to be traded, Le’Veon Bell believes teammate Jamal Adams wants to remain with the Jets. The pair had a “great talk” on Thursday. “I think he wants to be [with the Jets]. I just think he wants to get paid,” Bell said on Hot 97 radio on Friday. “I think he’s...
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Vox shows its opposition to ‘justice and open debate’
Signing that “Letter on Justice and Open Debate” looks to have gotten one fairly prominent left-wing writer muzzled — proving the point of the letter. As Kelly Jane Torrance noted in Thursday’s Post, the letter calls for an end to the “intolerance of opposing views” and “vogue for public shaming” now growing on the left....
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Norman Parke says KSW return will feel like 'The Ultimate Fighter,' targets rare finish at KSW 53
Norman Parke has unfinished business to deal with when he faces Mateusz Gamrot in the main event of KSW 53.       Related Stories'The world is yours': Everything Jorge Masvidal has worked for is right in front of himThe greatest defeat of my careerTwitter Mailbag: Is Jorge Masvidal a hype train? Kamaru Usman to middleweight? 
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Here's where to buy hand sanitizer on sale
On the hunt for hand sanitizer to stay germ-free? Here's a list of retailers where you can buy it on sale.       
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Legal analyst on Stone: 'Our standards have sunk so low'
President Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone, who was convicted of crimes that included lying to Congress in part, prosecutors said, to protect the President. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and Preet Bharara weigh in on the decision.
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Legal analyst on Stone: 'Our standards have sunk so low'
President Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone, who was convicted of crimes that included lying to Congress in part, prosecutors said, to protect the President. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and Preet Bharara weigh in on the decision.
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Coronavirus rages in Orange County, but don't tell that to Disney fans
Though the Anaheim theme parks remain closed, the Downtown Disney shopping district reopened this week to large crowds of Disney fans eager to return despite surging COVID-19 cases in Orange County.
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Formula One United States Grand Prix 'in serious jeopardy,' says track chairman
The 2020 U.S. Grand Prix, scheduled for Oct. 22-25 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, is in jeopardy of being canceled.       
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Trump says he will sign order to provide road to citizenship for 'Dreamers'
President Trump said Friday that he will be signing an executive order over the next few weeks which will include a “road to citizenship” for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
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Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence, annotated
Walking through Trump's hyperbolic and often false explanation for his entirely predictable decision.
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150 Minneapolis police officers seek 'duty disability' for PTSD following protests
More than 150 Minneapolis police officers have filed for disability claims, with many claiming post-traumatic stress disorder for their departures following weeks of soaring crime and unrest following the death of George Floyd, an attorney for the officers said Friday. 
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Philadelphia Eagles 'penalize' DeSean Jackson for anti-Semitic statement
The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Friday that the team has "penalized" wide receiver DeSean Jackson for conduct detrimental to the team after Jackson shared a series of anti-Semitic Instagram posts.
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Philadelphia Eagles 'penalize' DeSean Jackson for anti-Semitic statement
The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Friday that the team has "penalized" wide receiver DeSean Jackson for conduct detrimental to the team after Jackson shared a series of anti-Semitic Instagram posts.
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Emily Mortimer explains the 'extraordinary and bizarre' ending of 'Relic'
Emily Mortimer, who stars in Natalie Erika James' psychological horror "Relic," explains the film's strange, emotionally charged ending.
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