Jon Stewart Uses His Celebrity To Bring Attention To Vets Exposed To Burn Pits

The comedian and activist is helping to launch a new campaign to fight for war veterans who say they are sick because of exposure to burn pits and other toxins in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Jets’ Quinnen Williams expects ‘much more’ out of himself
Gregg Williams said he believes Quinnen Williams has already taken “the next step” in his evolution as a player. The Jets’ second-year defensive lineman didn’t shoot down such praise from his defensive coordinator, yet there is so much more he feels capable of being able to do right now. Week 1, in his eyes, wasn’t...
A London coffee shop is charging $64 for its premium brew -- just don't expect milk or sugar
Coffee connoisseurs have been invited to sample one of the finest brews in the world -- providing they can travel to London and pay £50 ($64) a serving.
Justin Thomas struggles but stays in hunt at US Open
Justin Thomas spent Thursday at the U.S. Open plunging into the red to take the 18-hole lead at 5-under. Friday he nearly gave it all back before rebounding to remain in striking position. Thomas bogeyed four of his first eight holes and then double bogeyed another to drop to even par for the tournament, but...
She lost her business due to coronavirus. Now she's supporting her four children by running their lemonade stand
A Florida mom who lost her job due to the coronavirus pandemic has been relying on her children's lemonade stand to make ends meet.
Bryson DeChambeau not about to dial it back for Winged Foot
Bryson DeChambeau to Winged Foot designer A.W. Tillinghast: “Give me your old-school, narrow, tree-lined, soul-crushing brute that is the West Course and I’ll raise you a 380-yard drive on your 557-yard par-5 ninth hole, leaving me a pitching wedge to the green and one putt for eagle.’’ DeChambeau to the USGA: “Give me your sadistic...
College football games on TV today: A slight schedule, but a schedule nonetheless
Saturday's college football TV schedule is light on games because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
How China Beat Coronavirus Over the Last Six Months
The country where the virus is thought to have emerged rarely reports daily case counts in the hundreds since the spring. But at what cost?
After Trump’s TikTok Ban, China Readies Blacklist of Foreign Companies
Beijing issued rules that could allow it to halt exports, imports and investments by businesses accused of endangering national security.
DHS Officers, Still in Portland, Arrest Protesters and Point Guns at Black Lives Matter Supporters
Department of Homeland Security officers used teargas to disperse protesters in Portland and pointed guns at supporters of Black Lives Matter.
'Brutal' Winged Foot takes its toll as Tiger Woods departs
Southern California jolted by magnitude 4.6 earthquake, another worry after raging wildfires
In a region already reeling from wildfires and smoke-filled skies, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake jolted Southern California.       
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Mega Millions Results, Numbers for 9/18/20: Did Anyone Win the $20 Million?
The winning numbers were 26, 29, 41, 52 and 64 with the Mega Ball 11 and the Megaplier 3x, according to the Mega Millions website.
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Justice Department indicts 6 with conspiracy to pay bribes to Amazon employees
Six alleged fraudsters have been indicted by a grand jury in Washington state over a scheme to bribe Amazon employees in hopes of a competitive business edge, the Justice Department announced Friday. The defendants planned to pay over $100,000 in exchange for an unfair advantage on the Amazon marketplace, where third-party merchants sell goods, officials...
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California earthquake rattles LA; centered near deadly 1987 temblor
A magnitude-4.6 earthquake shook Southern California shortly before midnight Friday, with aftershocks measuring 2.1 and 1.6 on the Richter scale following soon after.
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Fantasy football: Take a look at these under-the-radar receivers
It doesn’t matter if you are playing seasonal fantasy football or setting up lineups for DFS contests, opportunity is everything. At the NFL level, everyone has talent. Yes, everyone. They wouldn’t be in the league if they didn’t. But not everyone gets a chance to showcase that talent, so when they do, you need to...
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Patrick Reed grabs US Open lead as Winged Foot bares its teeth
And on the second day of the 120th U.S. Open, Winged Foot punched back. One day after the venerable West Course yielded a surprising 21 scores below par in the first round, just three players managed to break par in Friday’s second round. In a span of 24 hours, this championship reset itself back to...
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Some college students face stay-at-home orders as local leaders try to control Covid-19 spread
Hoping to slow an outbreak of Covid-19 cases among their students, a small college in Rhode Island announced a stay-at-home order this week.
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Earthquake: 4.8 quake in Rosemead shakes Los Angeles
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported Friday evening at 11:38 p.m. Pacific time in Rosemead, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Gary Sanchez, DJ LeMahieu’s heroics propel Yankees to ninth straight win
BOSTON — There were no fans in the stands and the Red Sox are in the middle of a brutal season, but Aaron Boone thought the Yankees’ 6-5, 12-inning win at Fenway Park felt like a prelude to the postseason. “It felt kind of like starting playoff baseball,’’ Boone said after the Yankees pulled off...
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The Women DJs Exposing EDM’s Sexism Epidemic
TIFFWhen Jennifer Lee, better known as TOKiMONSTA, started DJing, there was one thing she heard whispered about her again and again: that she hadn’t created her own music. She remembers people attributing her work to the men in her life, guessing that her boyfriend must’ve made it for her. Since then, she has prioritized transparency in her process. “The more I share that with people,” she says, “the more they know that what I make is mine.”Seizing ownership over one’s work and artistry is a theme that comes up repeatedly in Underplayed, Stacey Lee’s thoughtful and thorough documentary probing gender inequality in the electronic music scene. Profiling a series of DJs and music producers, the film presents a broad and commanding look at the EDM landscape. It starts with a bleak statistic: On Billboard’s top 100 DJ list in 2019, only five women made the cut. The film then proceeds to interview each one of them—along with a host of other, more up-and-coming or underground female talents—about their experiences.The documentary opens on Suzanne Ciani, a pioneer in electronic music whose career began in the 1970s. For women in the industry at that time, she says, “There were lots of signals that you weren’t quite OK.” When Ciani went to work with Don Buchla, creator of the Buchla synthesizer, she remembers him disinviting her from a class he’d sponsored, saying that he’d decided not to include women. Men in the field found women to be “a social discomfort,” she explains. “They just were used to being among themselves. And they wanted it to stay that way.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Golden Tate’s potential return could give boost to Giants’ offense
Sunday is shaping up to be the day the Giants have been impatiently waiting on for two seasons. Though Golden Tate is listed as questionable on the injury report ahead of visiting the Bears, he was more active Friday than he was in the final practice before Week 1. Tate’s hamstring is the only foreseeable...
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Trump may announce a nominee to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg in days: report
President Trump will likely announce a nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacant Supreme Court seat within days, multiple sources with direct knowledge of his plans told ABC News early Saturday. U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett is seen as a leading contender, two sources close to the president told the network. The sources said...
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. (Sept. 18)      
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Obama calls Ginsburg a 'warrior for gender equality,' says next president should name successor
Former President Obama late Friday called Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg a “warrior for gender equality” and someone who believed justice “only had meaning if it applied to every single American."
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LeBron James 'pissed off' to receive so few votes for NBA MVP
Lakers star LeBron James says he's upset to know he received only 16 out of 101 votes for the award: "It's just the voting scale is a little weird to me."
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Albert Pujols passes Willie Mays on home run list as Angels beat Rangers
Albert Pujols hits his 661st and 662nd career home runs to take over sole possession of fifth place on the all-time home run list in the Angels' win.
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When these parents couldn't find children's books with strong Black characters, they created a pop-up store to sell them
A family in North Carolina created a pop-up store that sells children's books featuring main characters who are Black to counter the lack of diversity in literature.
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The new ethics of Covid: Holding each other accountable for risky behavior saves lives
If we all possessed the courage to kindly remind others to be cautious, there would be a lot less casualties in this pandemic.
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Breaking down roster issues facing Islanders next season
The Islanders’ longest playoff run in 27 years ended Thursday night, but the team had a strong season, coming just two wins away from qualifying for the Stanley Cup finals. There are six players who could be headed for free agency this offseason and the signing of highly-touted goaltending prospect Ilya Sorokin may complicate the...
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Hundreds gather at Supreme Court to mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death
Hundreds of people gathered Friday night outside the Supreme Court, singing in a candlelight vigil and weeping together as they mourned the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The large group of mourners packed the high court’s steps and the street across from the U.S. Capitol in a nighttime memorial. Dozens of people sat on...
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Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully on the current state of baseball and his plan to auction off mementos
Vin Scully is a legend in Southern California, where for nearly seven decades he served as the official announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Jane Fonda urges Dems to be 'as tough as Mitch McConnell,' block RBG successor
Jane Fonda urged Democrats to be "as tough as Mitch McConnell" and not allow Republicans to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat left behind by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 
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Denver Nuggets balance frustration with officiating and their own play in Game 1 loss to Los Angeles Lakers
Foul trouble, an inability to contain Anthony Davis leave Denver Nuggets frustrated with Game 1 performance against the Los Angeles Lakers.       
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RBG's iconic quotes on law, love and the fight for equality
"The Notorious RBG" left behind words of wisdom, love and strength to ensure that her legacy of fighting for justice will continue well beyond her life.
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CDC now recommending all people exposed to COVID-19 get tested, reversing controversial guidance
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that anyone who has been exposed to someone infected with COVID-19 to get tested — even if they’re not showing symptoms. “You need a test” if you’ve been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, the agency advised in new guidance posted to its website...
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Op-Ed: Democrats have a secret weapon to thwart a rapid Ginsburg replacement. They should use it
If Republicans insist on replacing Ginsburg before a new president is in place, Democrats should vow to expand the court should they win the Senate and White House.
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Anguish, Fear, and a Tiny Bit of Hope at the Vigil for RBG on the Supreme Court Steps
“She stood for America. She stood for our values.”
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Barack Obama joins in Democrat’s push to delay filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat
Former President Barack Obama early Saturday joined in the push by fellow Democrats to delay filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court vacancy, instead urging that there be an “unimpeachable process.” “A basic principle of the law — and of everyday fairness — is that we apply rules with consistency, and not based on what’s convenient...
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LeBron James 'pissed off' he didn't receive more first-place votes for NBA MVP
LeBron James, who finished second to Giannis Antetokounmpo, expressed some frustration over receiving just 16 of 101 first-place votes for NBA MVP.       
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Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee get back to work in Lakers' Game 1 win
Lakers coach Frank Vogel knew centers JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard would be key factors against the Nuggets, and the big men were sharp in a Game 1 victory.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave us more than enough
The Supreme Court justice was a feminist hero, and that doesn’t even begin to say it.
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Most recent US elections have had an international event as the October Surprise. This one may be no different
The 2020 election may provide yet another 'October surprise' to rock the boat. Analysis by Nick Paton Walsh, CNN.
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After a farmer suffered a heart attack, his neighbors banded together to harvest his crops
Lane Unhjem was in the middle of harvesting his wheat and canola farm near Crosby, North Dakota when his combine caught fire.
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After a farmer suffered a heart attack, his neighbors banded together to harvest his crops
Around 60 farmers from North Dakota put their own harvesting on hold to cut 1,000 acres for a farmer who suffered a heart attack after his combine caught fire last week.
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Nikola Jokic shares a passing trait with LeBron James
Denver's Nikola Jokic and the Lakers' LeBron James are alike in one crucial way — the ability to control a game with passing. L.A. won Game 1 by shutting down Jokic.
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Can Mitch McConnell Be Stopped?
If Republicans give Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat to some Federalist Society fanatic, Democrats should pack the court.
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What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Would Want America to Do Now
Throughout all of the late-breaking notorious fame, the Justice knew that she was just one link in the chain.
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Senators appear to change stances on confirming successor to Ginsburg vs. Scalia, but argue 2020 is different
The 2016 presidential election happened as a seat on the Supreme Court was at stake following the death of a justice -- that will be the case yet again in 2020 after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the face of the liberal bloc on the Supreme Court and a trailblazer for women's rights, died on Friday.
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