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Time is running out for teens who are missing out on in-person instruction and badly needed social connections.


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9-year-old honor roll student shot as he filmed TikTok videos
A 9-year-old boy was filming TikTok videos outside when he was shot four times during a drive-by shooting in Atlanta, police and his mother said. Javonni Carson, a fourth-grade honor roll student, was struck four times in his left leg Wednesday when gunfire broke out in an East Atlanta parking lot. The boy later underwent...
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Kelly Preston and John Travolta's love story
It all began with a dance. When Kelly Preston screen tested for the 1988 film "The Experts," she met John Travolta and the pair had to dance together.
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Australian fishermen record terrifying encounter with great white shark as it circles, rams boat
Instead of steering the boat away, the two chose to record the terrifying close-up encounter on a GoPro camera.
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City council firebrand Ruben Diaz Sr. won’t seek reelection
City Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. — the cowboy hat-wearing firebrand who gained notoriety with a slew of homophobic statements — announced Monday he will not seek reelection in 2021, likely bringing his career in Bronx politics to an end. Diaz’s announcement follows his distant third-place finish in the June Democratic primary to replace retiring Rep. José...
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‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Spinoff ‘The Bad Batch’ Coming to Disney+
This saga is far from complete.
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Opinion: Cold, hard cash, not character, made Daniel Snyder change Washington's NFL nickname
Washington announces it will drop nickname and logo, which was chosen by racist founder and considered by some Native Americans to be offensive        
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Everything You Need for the Perfect Picnic
Socializing during a pandemic can still be fun and festive.
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Baltimore police sergeant allegedly kidnapped, extorted contractor in patio dispute
A Baltimore police sergeant kidnapped a home contractor -- then threatened to take the man "in the woods" -- in a dispute over his botched patio, police said.
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Kelly Preston's death is latest heartbreak for John Travolta, family
The Travolta family is mourning the loss of Kelly Preston, who died at age 57 after a two-year battle with breast cancer.
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Reese Witherspoon has a hilarious reaction to her teen son’s first single
Reese Witherspoon proudly danced to her 16-year-old son Deacon Phillippe’s first single much to his embarrassment.
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Ben Domenech pushes back on critics of armed Missouri couple: 'The cops weren't coming'
The Federalist’s Ben Domenech on Monday defended the Missouri couple who received pushback for brandishing firearms in front of protesters.
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COVID-19 immunity could disappear after a few months, study says
COVID-19 antibodies could disappear within months — leaving survivors potentially vulnerable to reinfection, according to a new study. Researchers at King’s College London found that virus antibodies to protect again reinfection peaked about three weeks after symptoms first appeared but then levels quickly declined, according to a report on pre-publication server MedRix. The study, which...
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Craig Robinson, longtime basketball coach and brother of Michelle Obama, picked to lead coaches group
Craig Robinson, a longtime collegiate basketball coach and the brother of Michelle Obama, will lead the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the organization announced Monday.
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Refurbished iPhones are ringing up at a discount for one day only at Woot!
Woot! is back at it with a single-day sale on refurbished iPhone models ranging from the iPhone 6S to an iPhone 11 Pro Max. The discounts end at midnight or whenever inventory runs out.
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Russian constitution change ends hopes for same-sex marriage
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — At the Lagutenko wedding in 2017, the couple exchanged vows, rings and kisses in front of friends and relatives, then took a traditional drive in a limousine, stopping at landmarks for photos. But because they were both women, the wedding wasn’t legal in Russia. If Irina and Anastasia Lagutenko had any...
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Democrats to take up immigration as first issue if successful in 2020
Democrats have multiple issues on their agenda for 2020, but it appears immigration will be up first should they win in November. Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have publicly pledged to make immigration reform Democrats’ first order of business, should they win in November. After the Supreme Court...
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A month later, Pence’s wildly optimistic view of the pandemic has proved almost entirely wrong
The government's head of the coronavirus response completely failed to see the new surge coming — and denied that it was.
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Thailand tightens borders over fears of second wave of coronavirus
BANGKOK – Thailand ordered security stepped up at its land borders on Monday after concerns surged over a possible second wave of coronavirus infections, following the arrests of thousands of illegal migrants in the past month. Since the start of June, authorities have arrested 3,000 migrant workers for overland entry attempts, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a...
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Swollen lips and tingly tongue while eating? This could be why
Allergies to certain pollens could also mean mild food allergies      
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Do you know which salad greens are the healthiest?
Some of these varieties leave the rest green with envy      
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Bruce Smith’s ‘penis’ response stuns Steve Harvey on ‘Family Feud’
Bruce Smith’s unexpected response on Sunday’s “Celebrity Family Feud” may belong in the show’s all-time “WTF” moments. While competing with fellow NFL Hall of Famers, the former defensive end, 57, was asked by host Steve Harvey what tool Captain Hook would use in place of the hook if he were a handyman. With “hammer” already...
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Catholic churches burned, vandalized over weekend as police investigate: 'Where's the outrage?'
A slew of Catholic churches from Florida to California were burned and vandalized over the weekend as police continue to investigate whether or not they are connected to protests targeting symbols and statues.
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After 87 years, Washington is changing the name of its NFL team
Sports Pulse: Mackenzie Salmon reports on how Washington is finally changing their NFL team name after financial pressure from sponsors.        
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NEC’s new facial recognition system can spot workers with masks on
Japanese electronics giant NEC Corp. has rolled out technology at its Tokyo headquarters that can recognize employees’ faces even when they’re wearing masks. NEC is reportedly using the advanced facial recognition system in an experiment it started Monday that aims to reduce the amount of touching in its offices and stem the spread of the...
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‘90 Day Fiancé’ cast updates: Colt, Larissa and more!
“90 Day Fiancé” is a TV hit and pop-culture phenomenon. TLC’s reality show, and the many spin-offs, has a loyal fan base. The show’s premise includes Americans searching online for singles from other countries. Most couples don’t even speak each other’s language. The couples have 90 days to decide whether the relationships should conclude with...
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Bats offer COVID-19 treatment clues, scientists say
Bats offer important clues for the treatment of COVID-19, scientists say.
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Tesla slashes price of Model Y SUV as coronavirus hurts demand
Tesla on Monday slashed the price of its Model Y SUV by $3,000, just four months after its launch, as it looks to keep up its strong sales numbers amid the global pandemic. The Model Y now starts at $49,990, down nearly 6 percent from its previous price of $52,990, according to Tesla’s website. The...
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Judge orders government to explain 'scope' of Roger Stone commutation
A federal judge on Monday ordered the government to explain the “scope” of President Trump’s commutation of longtime GOP operative Roger Stone, including whether the move involved the sentence of incarceration, or also the period of supervised relief.
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Grow your own food indoors with a discounted AeroGarden, on sale for one day
You don't need a huge backyard to grow your own veggies and herbs. Bring your garden indoors with the Aerogrow AeroGarden Harvest 360, now on sale for less than $100 for just one day at Woot!.
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The Texas Rangers’ team name must go
Members of the Texas Rangers force were violent agents of white supremacy in Texas.
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Darren Star’s ‘Emily in Paris’ Picked Up by Netflix
The romantic comedy was originally developed at Paramount Network, but it was shelved a few months after it was greenlit.
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Nelson Mandela's youngest daughter dead at 59 in Johannesburg
The youngest daughter of former South African president and liberation hero Nelson Mandela died Monday at a hospital in Johannesburg, according to reports.
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Actress Kelly Preston honored by husband John Travolta, Russell Crowe and more
"It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly [Preston] has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer," John Travolta wrote.
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Brian Poole has done everything the Jets have asked of him
As the Jets get close to training camp, I am examining the roster and giving you my top 25 players. Each weekday, we will reveal another person on the list, leading right into camp. I am not including rookies on this list because I do not feel it is possible to fully evaluate them before...
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Earth's average temperature will rise 'at least' 1 degree Celsius over next 5 years, WMO says
The World Meteorological Organization said it expects global temperatures will rise "at least" 1 degree Celsius in each year of the next five years, far above levels not seen since the Second Industrial Revolution.
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Video Of Police Officer Kneeling on Man’s Neck in Allentown Sparks Protests
After a video emerged over the weekend of a police officer kneeling on a man’s neck in Allentown, Pennsylvania, protesters have come out onto the streets demanding accountability. The 26 second video was posted to a local Black Lives Matter Twitter account on Saturday and was quickly shared widely. For some viewers, it evoked the…
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SiriusXM to buy Stitcher for up to $325 million in largest podcast deal yet
The acquisition will give SiriusXM, the home for programs like "The Howard Stern Show," a greater foothold in the fast-growing podcasting sector.
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The political playbook no one will ever use again
Actions that most offend the most people
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Chance of big San Andreas earthquake increased by Ridgecrest temblors, study suggests
New odds mean a large quake on the Garlock fault is much more likely and the chance of a large quake on the San Andreas has also increased.
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Podcast industry growth forecasted to drop by half amid coronavirus pandemic
An annual PwC report on the podcast industry projects that ad revenues will increase nearly 15% in 2020, piercing $1 billion, versus a pre-pandemic forecast of 29.6%.
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Disney World offering mask-free 'relaxation zones' upon reopening, Twitter calls move 'irresponsible'
Walt Disney World has reportedly opened several designated spaces throughout its theme parks where visitors can remove required facial coverings.
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It's the last day of Macy's Black Friday in July sale—here are all the best things to shop
You can save tons of money right now during the Macy's Black Friday in July sale, including savings on cooking gadgets, beauty items and more.       
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The Karen Has Always Been With Us. This Is How She Found Her Name.
The Karen, a white woman who threatens service workers and people of color, has always been with us. This is how she found her name.
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Planned Parenthood launches ad campaign backing Joe Biden
The ads will run in Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Colorado, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin and Minnesota, the website reported.
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Patriot League cancellation adds to college football’s coronavirus crisis
The college football dominoes continue to fall. After the Ivy League last week announced it was cancelling all fall sports due to COVID-19 and would not have any competition before Jan. 1, and the Big Ten and Pac-12 both went to conference-only football schedules, the Patriot League – which includes Fordham and is part of...
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Portland Protester Taunts Officer: 'I Hope Someone Kills Your Whole F**king Family'
A protester in Portland, Oregon, told a police officer she hopes someone "kills your whole fucking family" and that "someone burns down your precinct with all y’all inside."
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De Blasio says protesters’ ‘rights’ must be balanced with safety
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that the city needs to balance peoples' ''rights'' with safety -- the day after a Post reporter was bashed in the face with a 2-by-4 by an Occupy City Hall protester as cops did nothing.
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This is the 1-year-old boy who was senselessly killed in NYC
This is the 1-year-old boy whose life was tragically cut short by a hail of bullets in Brooklyn late Sunday night. The tot, identified as 22-month-old Davell Gardner, was among a group at a barbecue at Raymond Bush Playground in Bedford-Stuyvesant when as many as three suspects hopped out of an SUV and opened fire...
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