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Kanye West premieres first single and music video 'Wash Us In the Blood' from next album

Kanye West drops "Wash Us In the Blood," featuring Travis Scott. It's the first single from his tenth studio album, "God's Country."       
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ESPN cancels its Kevin Durant experiment
Kevin Durant’s show has been cancelled by ESPN, The Post has learned. “The Boardroom,” featuring Durant, Jay Williams and Durant’s agent Rich Kleiman, will not be renewed after being on ESPN+ for two seasons. While there are no public metrics for shows on this platform, ESPN is able to internally identify engagement and its impact...
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John Legend admits he had a history of cheating before Chrissy Teigen
"I escaped 'technically cheating' by keeping my relationship ill-defined, but it was really cheating," he said.
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Dodgers to sell seats outfitted with cutouts of fans' faces
The Dodgers are charging either $149 or $299 for the season, depending on location, with proceeds going to the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation.
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Hawaii delays reopening tourism until September
Travelers must be patient before visiting paradise, as Hawaii has delayed reopening tourism for out-of-state visitors until Sept. 1, while coronavirus cases rise in both the mainland and the Aloha State. During a Monday news conference, Gov. David Ige announced that he’s waiting another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state visitors who...
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Ghislane Maxwell pleads not guilty in Epstein-related sex abuse case
She appeared in a video court hearing in Manhattan.
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Portland's unrest continues for six straight weeks with no apparent end in sight
The death of George Floyd while in police custody triggered a wave of protests and violent mayhem as hundreds of thousands across the country demanded justice and a reckoning against racial injustice and police brutality.
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“I don’t know what my future holds”: People with long-term Covid-19 symptoms struggle to get care
Medical staff transfer a patient to another room at the United Memorial Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit in Houston, Texas, on July 2. Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations have spiked since Texas reopened on May 1. | Go Nakamura/Getty Images Doctors are trying to figure out how to treat Covid-19 patients who aren’t getting better. In late March, when Covid-19 was first surging, Jake Suett, a doctor of anesthesiology and intensive care medicine with the National Health Service in Norfolk, England, had seen plenty of patients with the disease — and intubated a few of them. Then one day, he started to feel unwell, tired, with a sore throat. He pushed through it, continuing to work for five days until he developed a dry cough and fever. “Eventually, I got to the point where I was gasping for air literally doing nothing, lying on my bed.” At the hospital, his chest X-rays and oxygen levels were normal — except he was gasping for air. After he was sent home, he continued to experience trouble breathing and developed severe cardiac-type chest pain. Because of a shortage of Covid-19 tests, Suett wasn’t immediately tested; when he was able to get a test, more than a month after he got sick, it came back negative. PCR tests, which are most commonly used, can only detect acute infections, and because of testing shortages, not everyone has been able to get a test when they need one. It’s now been 14 weeks since Suett’s presumed infection and he still has symptoms, including trouble concentrating, known as brain fog. (One recent study in Spain found that a majority of 841 hospitalized Covid-19 patients had neurological symptoms, including headaches and seizures.) “I don’t know what my future holds anymore,” Suett says. Doctors have dismissed some of his ongoing symptoms. One doctor suggested his intense breathing difficulties might be related to anxiety. “I found that really surprising,” Suett says. “As a doctor, I wanted to tell people, ‘Maybe we’re missing something here.’” He’s concerned not just for himself, but that many Covid-19 survivors with long-term symptoms aren’t being acknowledged or treated. Suett says that even if the proportion of people who don’t eventually fully recover is small, there’s still a significant population who will need long-term care — and they’re having trouble getting it. “It’s a huge, unreported problem, and it’s crazy no one is shouting this from rooftops.” In the US, a number of specialized centers are popping up at hospitals to help treat — and study — ongoing Covid-19 symptoms. The most successful draw on existing post-ICU protocols and a wide range of experts, from pulmonologists to psychiatrists. Yet even as care improves, patients are also running into familiar challenges in finding treatment: accessing and being able to pay for it. What’s causing these long-term symptoms? Scientists are still learning about the many ways the virus that causes Covid-19 impacts the body — both during initial infection and as symptoms persist. One of the researchers studying them is Michael Peluso, a clinical fellow in infectious diseases at the University of California San Francisco, who is currently enrolling Covid-19 patients in San Francisco in a two-year study to study the disease’s long-term effects. The goal is to better understand what symptoms people are developing, how long they last, and eventually, the mechanisms that cause them. This could help scientists answer questions like how antibodies and immune cells called T-cells respond to the virus, and how different individuals might have different immune responses, leading to longer or shorter recovery times. At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, “the assumption was that people would get better, and then it was over,” Peluso says. “But we know from lots of other viral infections that there is almost always a subset of people who experience longer-term consequences.” He explains these can be due to damage to the body during the initial illness, the result of lingering viral infection, or because of complex immunological responses that occur after the initial disease. “People sick enough to be hospitalized are likely to experience prolonged recovery, but with Covid-19, we’re seeing tremendous variability,” he says. It’s not necessarily just the sickest patients who experience long-term symptoms, but often people who weren’t even initially hospitalized. “We know from lots of other viral infections that there is almost always a subset of people who experience longer-term consequences” That’s why long-term studies of large numbers of Covid-19 patients are so important, Peluso says. Once researchers can find what might be causing long-term symptoms, they can start targeting treatments to help people feel better. “I hope that a few months from now, we’ll have a sense if there is a biological target for managing some of these long-term symptoms.” Lekshmi Santhosh, a physician lead and founder of the new post-Covid OPTIMAL Clinic at UCSF, says many of her patients are reporting the same kinds of problems. “The majority of patients have either persistent shortness of breath and/or fatigue for weeks to months,” she says. Additionally, Timothy Henrich, a virologist and viral immunologist at UCSF who is also a principal investigator in the study, says that getting better at managing the initial illness may also help. “More effective acute treatments may also help reduce severity and duration of post-infectious symptoms.” In the meantime, doctors can already help patients by treating some of their lingering symptoms. But the first step, Peluso explains, is not dismissing them. “It is important that patients know — and that doctors send the message — that they can help manage these symptoms, even if they are incompletely understood,” he says. “It sounds like many people may not be being told that.” Long-term symptoms, long-term consequences Even though we have a lot to learn about the specific damage Covid-19 can cause, doctors already know quite a bit about recovery from other viruses: namely, how complex and challenging a task long-term recovery from any serious infection can be for many patients. Generally, it’s common for patients who have been hospitalized, intubated, or ventilated — as is common with severe Covid-19 — to have a long recovery. Being bed-bound can cause muscle weakness, known as deconditioning, which can result in prolonged shortness of breath. After a severe illness, many people also experience anxiety, depression, and PTSD. A stay in the ICU not uncommonly leads to delirium, a serious mental disorder sometimes resulting in confused thinking, hallucinations, and reduced awareness of surroundings. But Covid-19 has created a “delirium factory,” says Santhosh at UCSF. This is because the illness has meant long hospital stays, interactions only with staff in full PPE, and the absence of family or other visitors. Sergio Flores/Getty Images A man speaks with a doctor before getting tested for coronavirus in Austin, Texas, on July 7. Theodore Iwashyna, an ICU physician-scientist at the University of Michigan and VA Ann Arbor, is involved with the CAIRO Network, a group of 40 post-intensive care clinics on four continents. In general, after patients are discharged from ICUs, he says, “about half of people have some substantial new disability, and half will never get back to work. Maybe a third of people will have some degree of cognitive impairment. And a third have emotional problems.” And it’s common for them to have difficulty getting care for their ongoing symptoms after being discharged. In working with Covid-19 patients, says Santhosh, she tells patients, “We believe you ... and we are going to work on the mind and body together.” Yet it’s currently impossible to predict who will have long-lasting symptoms from Covid-19. “People who are older and frailer with more comorbidities are more likely to have longer physical recovery. However, I’ve seen a lot of young people be really, really sick,” Santhosh says. “They will have a long tail of recovery too.” Who can access care? At the new OPTIMAL Clinic at UCSF, doctors are seeing patients who were hospitalized for Covid-19 at the UCSF health system, as well as taking referrals of other patients with persistent pulmonary symptoms. For ongoing cough and chest tightness, the clinic is providing inhalers, as well as pulmonary rehabilitation, including gradual aerobic exercise with oxygen monitoring. They’re also connecting patients with mental health resources. “Normalizing those symptoms, as well as plugging people into mental health care, is really critical,” says Santhosh, who is also the physician lead and founder of the clinic. “I want people to know this is real. It’s not ‘in their heads.’” Neeta Thakur, a pulmonary specialist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center who has been providing care for Covid-19 patients in the ICU, just opened a similar outpatient clinic for post-Covid care. Thakur has also arranged a multidisciplinary approach, including occupational and physical therapy, as well as expedited referrals to neurology colleagues for rehabilitation for the muscles and nerves that can often be compressed when patients are prone for long periods in the ICU. But she’s most concerned by the cognitive impairments she’s seeing, especially as she’s dealing with a lot of younger patients. These California centers join new post-Covid-19 clinics in major cities across the country, including Mount Sinai in New York and National Jewish Health Hospital in Denver. As more and more hospitals begin to focus on post-Covid care, Iwashyna suggests patients try to seek treatment where they were hospitalized, if possible, because of the difficulty in transferring sufficient medical records. Santosh recommends that patients with persistent symptoms call their closest hospital, or nearest academic medical center’s pulmonary division, and ask if they can participate in any clinical trials. Many of the new clinics are enrolling patients in studies to try to better understand the long-term consequences of the disease. Fortunately, treatment associated with research is often free, and sometimes also offers financial incentives to participants. But otherwise, one of the biggest challenges in post-Covid-19 treatment is — like so much of American health care — being able to pay for it. Outside of clinical trials, cost can be a barrier to treatment. It can be tricky to get insurance to cover long-term care, Iwashyna notes. After being discharged from an ICU, he says, “Recovery depends on [patients’] social support, and how broke they are afterward.” Many struggle to cover the costs of treatment. “Our patient population is all underinsured,” says Thakur, noting that her hospital works with patients to try to help cover costs. Lasting health impacts can also affect a person’s ability to go back to work. In Iwashyna’s experience, many patients quickly run through their guaranteed 12 weeks of leave under the Family Medical and Leave Act, which isn’t required to be paid. Eve Leckie, a 39-year-old ICU nurse in New Hampshire, came down with Covid-19 on March 15. Since then, Leckie has experienced symptom relapses and still can’t even get a drink of water without help. “I’m typing this to you from my bed, because I’m too short of breath today to get out,” they say. “This could disable me for the rest of my life, and I have no idea how much that would cost, or at what point I will lose my insurance, since it’s dependent on my employment, and I’m incapable of working.” Leckie was the sole wage earner for their five children, and was facing eviction when their partner “essentially rescued us,” allowing them to move in. These long-term burdens are not being felt equally. At Thakur’s hospital in San Francisco, “The population [admitted] here is younger and Latinx, a disparity which reflects who gets exposed,” she says. She worries that during the pandemic, “social and structural determinants of health will just widen disparities across the board.” People of color have been disproportionately affected by the virus, in part because they are less likely to be able to work from home. Black people are also more likely to be hospitalized if they get Covid-19, both because of higher rates of preexisting conditions — which are the result of structural inequality — and because of lack of access to health care. “If you are more likely to be exposed because of your job, and likely to seek care later because of fear of cost, or needing to work, you’re more likely to have severe disease,” Thakur says. “As a result, you’re more likely to have long-term consequences. Depending on what that looks like, your ability to work and economic opportunities will be hindered. It’s a very striking example of how social determinants of health can really impact someone over their lifetime.” If policies don’t support people with persistent symptoms in getting the care they need, ongoing Covid-19 challenges will deepen what’s already a clear crisis of inequality. Iwashyna explains that a lot of extended treatment for Covid-19 patients is “going to be about interactions with health care systems that are not well-designed. The correctable problems often involve helping people navigate a horribly fragmented health care system. “We can fix that, but we’re not going to fix that tomorrow. These patients need help now.” Lois Parshley is a freelance investigative journalist and the 2019-2020 Snedden Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Follow her Covid-19 reporting on Twitter @loisparshley. 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Meghan Markle urges girls to fight racism and gender inequality in powerful speech
Meghan Markle gave a powerful speech on Tuesday at the virtual Girl Up Leadership Summit.
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Twitter weighs in on Bari Weiss’ sudden departure from New York Times
Voices on the platform swiftly weighed in on both sides of the issue — and the political aisle.
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Trump to discuss China in afternoon Rose Garden event
President Donald Trump plans to address China during afternoon remarks at the White House, officials said.
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Bubonic plague horror: UK warns against travel to Mongolia amid outbreak
The warning comes after a hospital in Bayannur, a city northwest of Beijing, notified local government officials earlier this month about a suspected case of bubonic plague.
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Michigan police praised after saving a choking 3-week-old baby
A Michigan police officer has been hailed a hero after he saved a newborn girl from choking - an amazing moment captured in a dashcam video.
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Video appears to show PA officer kneeling on a man's neck
Police in Allentown, PA, are investigating an officer's use of force after video appears to show him kneeling on a man's neck.
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Teachers union leader says listening to Trump "not good for children"
"I represent 3 million teachers, support staff, secretaries, bus drivers, and any one of us is more qualified than Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos to talk about what we need to reopen schools safely," Lily Eskelsen García said.
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Andrew McCarthy: Supreme Court constitutionally accurate in allowing execution of triple-murderer to proceed
The High Court’s ruling permitted the DOJ to press ahead with a lethal injection that was originally scheduled to occur Monday afternoon.
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Gigantic ‘superflare’ spotted on nearby star
Researchers at Kyoto University and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan detected 12 stellar flares on AD Leonis, a red dwarf 16 light-years away. A light-year, which measures distance in space, equals about 6 trillion miles. Red dwarf stars are the smallest and most abundant stars in our galaxy. They are also longest-lived stars. One...
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DC Delegate Norton: Redskins' name change 'necessary' and should have happened years ago
A name change for the NFL's Washington Redskins – one of the league's oldest franchises – was "necessary," Washington, D.C., Democratic Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton stated Tuesday.
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Amber Heard: I woke up with Johnny Depp’s shirt ‘around my neck’ after fight
Depp and Heard were on the Eastern & Oriental Express in Southeast Asia for their honeymoon and had gotten into "a terrible fight,'' Heard wrote in the entry, which Wass read aloud in court.
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Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus detected in NYC
2020 just keeps outdoing itself.
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Ghislaine Maxwell Pleads Not Guilty to Charges Tied to Jeffrey Epstein Sex Abuse Case
The British socialite appeared in a video court hearing in Manhattan after being in custody since her July 2 arrest
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Ben Domenech on resignation of Bari Weiss: NYT leaders 'beholden to Twitter mobs of all kinds'
Ben Domenech says Bari Weiss' resignation letter implies she might sue The New York Times and that he hopes she does
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1 dead after mask confrontation at convenience store escalates into stabbing, police shooting
Police say Sean Ernest Ruis — who refused to wear a mask — was shot and killed by police after he stabbed a 77-year-old customer who confronted him.        
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Coronavirus cases reportedly surging at Tesla facility in California
More than 1,500 Tesla workers have been infected or come in contact with someone who was infected with the coronavirus in recent months, according to a new report. The majority of the cases popped up at Tesla’s Fremont, Calif. factory, according to Tesla blog Electrek. The facility was the focal point of a standoff between...
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Wildfires in Utah, Colorado force evacuations as fire conditions linger out west
Two wildfires burning across the Mountain West have scorched thousands of acres and forced evacuations in communities as weather conditions on Tuesday may not give out any help to firefighters.
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Immigrant families in detention have until Friday to make a difficult decision
Hundreds of immigrant families in US Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody may have to decide by the end of this week whether they'll separate from their children or stay in detention together.
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Faulty data collection raises questions about Trump’s claims on PPP program
The Small Business Administration's claim that the Paycheck Protection Program saved 51 million jobs is belied by allegedly false and sometimes inflated figures, a Post investigation has found.
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Tokyo enlists nightclub workers for videos to help fight coronavirus
TOKYO – Alarmed by a spike in infections in Tokyo’s nightlife districts, the metropolitan government has released educational videos in the form of a Q&A between nightclub hosts, a hostess and a doctor, hoping to stem the spread of the outbreak. “What kind of symptoms can a young COVID-19 patient expect?” “What are medical costs...
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Trump Jr., Ted Cruz among conservatives celebrating Bari Weiss’ 'stunning' NY Times resignation letter
Donald Trump Jr. and Sen. Ted Cruz are among the prominent conservatives to celebrate New York Times columnist Bari Weiss’ scathing resignation letter, with Gray Lady critics saying she offered a look behind the curtain into liberal media when blasting the paper's "illiberal" environment. 
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Federal Judge Blocks Georgia’s Controversial Law Banning Most Abortions After 6 Weeks
'It is in the public interest, and is this court’s duty, to ensure constitutional rights are protected'
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Saquon Barkley entering new stratosphere with bar-raising Nike line
Saquon Barkley wants everyone who wears his Nike sneakers to know what it is like to walk in his shoes. The preliminary concept of simulated concrete on the Giants star’s forthcoming shoe isn’t meant just to create flash. It is a tribute to a different name he almost was given. Reminiscent of the streets and...
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Doctors find black worm in woman's tonsil after throat pain
A woman visited a Tokyo hospital for throat pain, and upon a physical exam, doctors discovered a black worm writhing in her tonsil.
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Film adaptation of ‘The Painted Bird’ is a shocking, deeply moving allegory of war
Jerzy Kosinski’s 1965 novel becomes a gorgeous, gruesome black-and-white nightmare.
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Trump campaign rejects notion Texas is in play: ‘They know that’s a joke’
The Trump campaign on Tuesday mocked claims that Texas could be in play this November, on the heels of former Vice President Joe Biden’s first general election ad in the state.
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Study suggests the moon is a lot younger than we thought
A new study suggests that the moon is a lot younger than initially believed. Earth’s natural satellite is 4.425 billion years old, some 85 million years younger than the 4.51 billion years, according to researchers from the German Aerospace Center. The new age is based on the researchers reexamining the timeline of when the moon...
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Democrats have rediscovered the eternal appeal — and frustration — of Texas
Is this the year ... is something Democrats have been asking for a long time.
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They Tried to Start a Union During a Pandemic, But They Were Fired. What’s Next?
Photo by MPI/Getty Images Some food industry workers say companies are using the pandemic as an excuse to halt efforts to unionize https://www.eater.com/2020/7/14/21315180/food-industry-alleged-union-busting-during-covid-19-trader-joes-whole-foods
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U.S.-China Tension Isn’t Going Away—And It’s Everywhere
The “new cold war” seems more real than ever.
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NBA great Shaquille O’Neal stops to help driver stranded on Florida highway: police
It’s not the face you might expect to see while stranded along the highway but for one Florida driver, it certainly was a pleasant surprise. 
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Melania Trump tweets appeal for people to wear face masks
First lady Melania Trump reminded Americans on Tuesday to wear a mask or facial coverage to be safe and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “Even in the summer months, please remember to wear face coverings & practice social distancing. The more precaution we take now can mean a healthier & safer country in the...
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Pornhub offers $300,000 worth of free ads to ailing small businesses
Pornhub says it wants to help ailing merchants expose themselves to a whole new audience. The giant smut site is giving away $300,000 worth of free advertising — a move it hopes will stimulate small businesses that have been beaten down by the coronavirus crisis. In a competition launched Tuesday, Pornhub will select 100 small...
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Microplastics from your tires are likely reaching the most remote places on Earth, study finds
The amount of microplastics carried into the world's oceans by the wind is comparable to the amount washing in from rivers, a new study found. The report provides new insight into how this pollution is spreading around the world.
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Louisiana attorney general sits out visit with Pence after testing positive for coronavirus
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry had to sit out Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to his state Tuesday after testing positive for coronavirus. 
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Miranda Kerr’s husband, Evan Spiegel, praises her ‘very different’ co-parenting relationship with Orlando Bloom
Miranda Kerr’s husband Evan Spiegel discussed co-parenting.
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Colin Jost on first meeting Scarlett Johansson
“I remember her being beautiful, smart, sweet, and intimidatingly sophisticated."
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One man holds multiple trademarks on potential Washington Redskins replacement names
The Washington NFL franchise announced on Monday that it would be changing its team name, but one man has already beaten them to the punch by trademarking a number of potential options.
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Dana White: UFC 251 pay-per-view numbers cement Jorge Masvidal as 'a massive star'
UFC 251 was nothing short of a major success for UFC president Dana White, who admits Jorge Masvidal played a big part in that.        Related StoriesSpinning Back Clique: Why Jorge Masvidal will be just fine coming out of UFC 251Muslim Salikhov says Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos got him in the first but glad with split winRaulian Paiva wants someone in the top 10 after UFC 251 win 
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Great Lakes water temperatures are blowing away records and could climb higher
Some of the lakes are between 75 and 80 degrees and could warm more in the coming weeks.
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GOP congressman Morgan Griffith tests positive for coronavirus
Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., became the latest member of the House of Representatives to test positive for coronavirus as his staff announced Tuesday that the lawmaker had been infected and was self-isolating.
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