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Justin Bieber rents $5M Hamptons home for three-week getaway

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At U.K. Care Home, Residents Brilliantly Recreate Iconic Album Covers
Robert Speker wanted to keep spirits up while visitors and outside entertainment were banned due to COVID-19. His ingenious idea: cast the residents as rock stars.
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Trump administration will reject most Chinese claims to waters in South China Sea, Pompeo says
The Trump administration on Monday rejected nearly all of China’s claims in the South China Sea – wading into one of the most sensitive regional issues in Asia and further escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing.
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Drone video shows packed Missouri party traced to COVID-19 case cluster
New drone footage shows a packed Independence Day party in Missouri where at least five guests later tested positive for the coronavirus. The 12-second video obtained by the Kansas City Star shows dozens of maskless young men and women grinding on a dance floor under multi-colored lights. At least 400 people were at the July...
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Keeping L.A. schools closed: An agonizing but necessary decision
Supt. Austin Beutner's decision to keep Los Angeles public schools closed in the fall will cause great hardship, but it is also justified for now.
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States sue feds over ICE rules for foreign students
Several lawsuits have now been filed against an ICE policy that bars foreign students from taking only-online coursework in the fall.
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Oklahoma reports first pediatric coronavirus death
A 13-year-old dependent of a service member stationed at Fort Sill tested positive for COVID-19 and died Friday at Comanche County Memorial Hospital.
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We're wasting time talking about herd immunity
William Haseltine writes that we should not waste time trying to build herd immunity against Covid-19, because it's unlikely we will ever be able to achieve it. New research on the development and decline of Covid antibodies and a wealth of epidemiological evidence on coronaviruses as a whole indicate as much.
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Three people slain Sunday in the District
Police said two victims were shot and one suffered blunt force trauma.
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Red Ink Overflowing: In June, U.S. Borrows A Typical Year's Worth
The federal deficit balloons as the government tries to cushion the blow from the coronavirus pandemic. June's shortfall totals $864 billion — more than in an entire typical year.
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Another horse dies at Los Alamitos on third day of probation for spike in fatalities
Los Alamitos Race Course, currently under a 10-day probation for a spike in horse deaths, had its 21st fatality this meeting on Sunday, the ninth since May 26
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Germany cops search for ‘Rambo’ armed with bow and arrow in Black Forest
Hundreds of police combed Germany’s Black Forest on Monday looking for a Rambo-style homeless man wearing combat gear and armed with a bow and arrow who disarmed four officers at gunpoint. Authorities warned residents in the southwestern town of Oppenau to avoid going outside while officers searched for the man, who also had a handgun...
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Trump's threat to cut school funding does little to sway state officials
The federal government provides a small fraction of revenues that fund public schools, according to a Congressional Research Service report.
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California returns to limits on indoor gatherings
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and has ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising in the nation's most populated state. (July 13)       
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Judge blocks first federal execution in 17 years
A federal judge on Monday blocked the planned execution of convicted killer Daniel Lewis Lee, and three others, citing ongoing challenges to the federal government's lethal injection protocol.
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California orders closure of indoor restaurants, gyms, malls, church facilities
California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered the closure of all indoor operations at restaurants, bars, gyms, churches, malls and other locations in 30 counties including Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange, as officials say coronavirus cases are climbing higher. Watch his remarks here.
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Judge Orders More Details Behind President Trump’s Clemency for Roger Stone
The U.S. district judge asked for clarity about the scope of the clemency
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One of the biggest baseball card collections of all time goes up for auction
Jimmy Micioni, a New Jersey man affectionately known as Uncle Jimmy to everyone who knew him, died in March at the age of 97.
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Bats offer COVID-19 treatment clues, scientists say
Bats offer important clues for the treatment of COVID-19, scientists say. The virus is believed to have originated in bats and then jumped to humans via an intermediary species, possibly the anteater-like pangolin that is prized in China for its scales used in Chinese medicine as well as its meat. In addition to SARS-CoV-2, bats...
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CBS announces diversity overhaul of writers rooms and script-development program
CBS will commit at least 25% of its development budget to projects with BIPOC creators and wants its writers rooms to be 40% nonwhite by the 2021-22 season.
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Justice Department releases Roger Stone's commutation paperwork
The Justice Department on Monday released President Donald Trump's signed executive order wiping away the sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone.
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What Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s body language said during ‘Red Table Talk’
"Both of them at different times would roll their lips back over their teeth, and that’s just saying that they are not saying everything."
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‘Glee’ star Heather Morris mourns with Naya Rivera’s family at Lake Piru
“Glee” actress Heather Morris was seen holding hands with co-star Naya Rivera’s family in an emotional scene at the Southern California lake where her body was recovered Monday, according to reports. Morris, who played Rivera’s love interest on the Fox series, was among the friends who joined some of the actress’ relatives at Lake Piru,...
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WH's Gidley: Biden 'Not Safe' for U.S. Economy, 'American Way of Life'
White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley on Monday sounded the alarm on what a potential Joe Biden presidency would look like for the United States.
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Poll: 90 Percent of Evangelicals Support Donald Trump's Re-Election
Ninety percent of Evangelical Christian voters support the re-election of President Donald Trump according to the Democracy Institute/Sunday Express poll released on Tuesday.
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U.N. Report Says Pandemic Could Push 132 Million People Into Hunger
The U.N. says it's too early to determine the full impact of coronavirus lockdowns and other measures. But it says the virus could cause between 83 million and 132 million people to go hungry.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The Rest of Us’ on Hulu, a Strong Feminist Drama About Four Women and the Dead Man Who Brought Them Together
Heather Graham headlines this understated indie.
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California closes churches, gyms, indoor dining, bars as COVID-19 cases spike
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday rolled back much of the reopening of his state, closing bars and indoor dining statewide and also ordered gyms, churches and hair salons shut down in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising in the nation’s most populated state. On July 1, Newsom ordered many counties to close bars...
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NASA’s earthling message to aliens: Please don’t ‘contaminate’ our planet
A pretty rich request coming from humans.
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Donald Trump: 'I Don't Always Agree' with Dr. Anthony Fauci
President Donald Trump said Monday that he did not always agree with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci.
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Trump says he has 'good relationship' with Fauci
President Donald Trump says he has a "good relationship" with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert, who has been sidelined by the White House. But, Trump says, he doesn't "always agree with him."(July 13)       
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Michelin starred chef goes viral after passionately complaining about 'the worst kind of guest'
A reservation isn’t just a dinner date, it’s a commitment.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo Details Guidance on Reopening New York Schools: 'We’re Not Going to Use Our Children as Guinea Pigs'
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday announced the state's guidance on reopening schools across the state, emphasizing that they are "not going to use our children as guinea pigs" in the process.
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Jorge Masvidal thanks supporters after UFC 251 reportedly rakes in 1.3 million pay-per-view buys
UFC president Dana White apparently wasn't kidding when he said prior to UFC 251 that the event was trending to draw major numbers.        Related StoriesMakwan Amirkhani has title run in mind after second straight anaconda choke winKarol Rosa ready for 'whatever comes along' after UFC 251 war with MeloMMA Junkie Radio #3069: UFC 251 fallout with Usman, Volkanovski, Yan and more 
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Trump insists he and Dr. Fauci have ‘very good relationship’
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday defended what he called a “very good relationship” with Dr. Anthony Fauci amid reports the pair have fallen out over the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling the infectious disease expert “a very nice person.” “I have a very good relationship with Dr. Fauci, I’ve had for a...
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Los Angeles And San Diego Schools Announce Online-Only Fall
The districts cited "skyrocketing infection rates" in Southern California.
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Fauci: We haven't even begun to see the end of Covid-19
The nation's top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci issued another warning about the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic as the White House attempts to discredit him.
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Help! I’m Homeschooling My Stepdaughter. Now Her Mom Wants Me to Teach All of Her Kids.
“I already have my hands full.”
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PM Update: D.C. snags 18th straight 90-degree day, a streak tied for the second longest on record
A couple of showers are possible through the evening, but it's questionable whether the 90-degree run will continue..
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Ghislaine Maxwell wrapped her phone in tin foil in bid to evade law enforcement, feds say
Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite arrested earlier this month for allegedly conspiring with Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse underage girls, tried to evade FBI agents before she was taken into custody and wrapped her cellphone in tin foil to avoid detection, federal prosecutors said Monday. 
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Ted Cruz photographed flying without a mask
A spokesperson for Cruz said he wears a mask while traveling and had taken it off to drink and put it back on afterward, although there is no mask visible.
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The Washington Ballet thought a virtual fundraiser was safe. But it still may have put artists at risk.
The fallout is a lesson for other arts groups. They must build trust to reopen.
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Florida now has more cases than most countries in the world
What should be a booming tourist destination this time of year is now riddled with outbreaks of coronavirus, dwarfing other states and even entire countries in some metrics.
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Analog Devices to buy Maxim Integrated for $21 billion
Analog has just become a significantly bigger player in the semiconductor space — and could be instrumental in the race for 5G.
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Liability insurance mandate for police officers under consideration by state leaders
New York State leaders are debating a bill that would require all police officers to get liability insurance.
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NYPD data shows shootings spiked again last week as gun arrests dip
The Big Apple’s gun-violence epidemic continued unabated last week, with police reporting 49 shootings and 60 victims over the seven-day period ending Sunday– nearly four times the number over the same one-week period last year, NYPD data shows. There were just 13 shootings over the same week last year. Despite the uptick in gunplay, police...
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Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin mocked for calling New York government's COVID response 'competent'
Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin raised eyebrows for her praise of New York's response to the coronavirus outbreak. 
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Cancel Culture Coming After Texas Rangers Name Next
Now that the woke mob has forced the Washington Redskins to change their nearly 90-year-old name. The cancel culture is now setting its sights on the Texas Rangers.
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The Capitals open training camp after four months apart and with the postseason looming
Three players did not participate in Monday's practice sessions, but no details were disclosed.
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