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Mets doubled down on risky draft strategy that could pay off

For a second straight year, the Mets took a risky approach with the draft and lived to tell. The next step will be receiving results on their gamble. In outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong, right-handed pitcher JT Ginn and outfielder Isaiah Greene, in particular, the Mets bet on higher-end talent with negotiating leverage because of college eligibility,...
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Ghislaine Maxwell won’t give up Prince Andrew, close pal says
Accused sex abuser Ghislaine Maxwell would “never sell out” Prince Andrew by implicating him in any of their pedophile pal Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes, a close pal told the Telegraph. “The only way she can walk is if she gives someone up, but that definitely won’t be Andrew,” said Laura Goldman, one of Maxwell’s closest confidantes,...
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Letters: Tyler Skaggs' choices don't inspire them
Readers sound off to the latest topics surrounding L.A. sports.
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The worst financial fees and how to avoid them
You shouldn't be spending extra money just to manage your money — here's how to root out all those pesky fees on checking, credit card and retirement accounts.
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Michael Cohen caught at NYC restaurant — and it could land him back in prison
Michael Cohen could soon be back to chowing down in a prison cafeteria. The recently sprung jailbird was caught by The Post dining out on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — and the meal may cost him his freedom, legal experts said Friday. Exclusive photos show President Trump’s former personal lawyer seated at a sidewalk table...
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Hear from actors in 'The Outpost' film based on Jake Tapper's book
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh visits the set of the new film "The Outpost," which is based on Jake Tapper's best-selling book about the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan.
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Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest rocks small New Hampshire town where she hid
Locals in the sleepy, ruarl New Hampshire town of Bradford say it was “exciting” to learn that an infamous socialite chose their neck of the woods to hide in — even if some didn’t know who Ghislaine Maxwell was before her bust there Thursday.
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Colorado cops fired for reenacting Elijah McClain chokehold near memorial
A third Aurora cop, Jason Rosenblatt, was also discharged for receiving the image and replying "with the inappropriate comment 'ha ha,'" Interim Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said at a press conference.
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Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu faces criticism for trying to annex parts of West Bank
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing criticism from leaders at home and abroad over his push to annex Palestinian-held territory in the West Bank. Dan Raviv of Newsday joined CBSN to explain what's happening.
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The last journalist to visit Combat Outpost Keating visits 'The Outpost' set and reviews the film
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.
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As coronavirus cases soar amid clear failure in health strategy, President Trump focuses on divisive culture war issues
CNN's Jake Tapper reports.
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Manhattan restaurant opens with private greenhouses for distanced dining
"It turns out that when you're inside, it's an exclusivity that people just absorb and enjoy," co-owner Anisa Iuliano said. "They love that privacy."
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August Alsina: ‘No one was sideswiped by any conversation’ about rumored affair
The singer released a lengthy statement on Instagram Friday.
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Black high school baseball player says fans yelled 'You should have been George Floyd' and 'Get back to the fields'
Competitive banter on the field during baseball games is a norm between teams and typically stretches into the bleachers among fans, but one school district in Iowa is saying comments made during a high school game crossed the line.
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Texas quadriplegic dies of COVID-19 after hospital refuses treatment, family claims
A Texas quadriplegic died of the coronavirus after a hospital refused to treat him, according to a report. Michael Hickson, 46, was admitted to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center on June 2 when he developed pneumonia after contracting COVID-19 at his nursing home. But the hospital refused to treat him, according to Hickson’s wife...
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Thousands flock to beaches for holiday weekend as COVID rate soars, but death rate remains stable
Thousands of beachgoers began flocking to the shores Friday to kick off the July Fourth weekend despite a nationwide resurgence in coronavirus cases that has prompted holiday beach closures in some of the hardest-hit areas and other restrictions to prevent more infections. 
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Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy suggested $1 million pay cut after review
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy agreed to take a $1 million pay cut and amend his contract following a two-week internal review of the football program triggered by controversial incidents, OSU athletic director Mike Holder announced Friday. Holder also said Gundy’s contract length was shortened from five to four years, while his buyout was cut...
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Southern Survival’ On Netflix, Where The Folks At BattlBox Test Survival Gear In Extreme Ways
The crew at the survivalist subscription box company blow stuff up, flip stuff over, and do other fun and extreme tests to see if a product makes it into their boxes in this new series.
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Man crushed to death by subway during fight on Harlem platform
The deadly encounter unfolded just before 3:25 p.m. at the subway stop at West 125th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard, according to police.
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Activists Use Independence Day as Backdrop for Protests
People who claim U.S. founders started a racist legacy that continues today will protest in D.C. on July 4.
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Biden holds poll position over Trump with four months to go to Election Day
As of Friday, we are exactly four months away from Election Day on Nov. 3.
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De Blasio installs ‘BLM’ mural in Harlem a day after bailing on Trump Tower event
Mayor Bill de Blasio showed up at a Black Lives Matter mural installation in Harlem on Friday, just hours after he bailed on his much-talked-about plans for a similar event in front of President Trump’s Midtown tower. Hizzoner did not mention his 11th-hour case of cold feet on the mural plans for Trump Tower —...
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St. Louis County police seek witnesses in death of rapper Huey
KINLOCH, Mo. — St. Louis County police investigating the death of the rapper known as Huey are urging witnesses to his fatal shooting to come forward. The rapper, whose real name was Lawrence Franks Jr., was shot to death on June 25 in the St. Louis County town of Kinloch. The shooting wounded a second...
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Poll: 7 out of 10 Democrats Want Biden to Pick Woman of Color for VP
A new poll indicates that seven out of ten Democrat voters want former Vice President Joe Biden to pick a woman of color as his running mate. 
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MLB announces league-wide coronavirus test results: 31 players positive for COVID-19
In total, 3,185 samples were collected with 38 positives – seven of them staff members – according to the league.       
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Astros begin summer camp at home amid pandemic
The Houston Astros resumed training Friday at their home field in the midst of a pandemic. Major League Baseball is set to start later this month with no fans and a shortened season. (July 3)       
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"Happy Hamilton Day!" Stage musical fans reminisce, celebrate movie
Filmakers, actors and Broadway fans took their celebrations online after Walt Disney's release of the movie version of "Hamilton."
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NYC Council rams through pork-barrel spending amid COVID-19 fiscal crisis
They boasted of gutting the police department. But the COVID-19 fiscal crisis didn’t stop City Council members from ramming through $326 million in spending on pet projects in their districts spanning the Big Apple. Council members’ pork-barrel funding was earmarked to thousands of groups — spanning such weighty initiatives that include paper shredding, handball playing,...
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VIDEO: Community Raises over $35K to Support Police Officer Fighting Cancer
Community members in Las Vegas, Nevada, are showing their support for a Metropolitan Police officer battling lung cancer.
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Colleges want in-person teaching for fall semester, but professors are pushing back
While students are keen to return to campus, professors are proving more stubborn.
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Khashoggi murder trial begins in Turkish court
The trial of 20 Saudi nationals accused in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi has started in Istanbul. The defendants are being tried in absentia. CBS News foreign correspondent Imtiaz Tyab reports.
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Fact check: Biden lambasts the President on coronavirus response
Hours after the June jobs report -- which announced an increase of 4.8 million jobs -- was released Thursday morning, former Vice President Joe Biden gave a speech lambasting President Donald Trump over his response to the coronavirus.
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Celtics’ Gordon Hayward would leave NBA bubble for child’s birth
If the Celtics are still in the playoffs come September, they will likely have to play without Gordon Hayward. The forward said Friday he plans to leave the NBA’s bubble at Disney World for the birth of his fourth child, who is due in September. “It’s a pretty easy decision for me on that,” Hayward...
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Victor Oladipo will sit out the rest of the Pacers' season
Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo wants to be fully healthy next year, so he won't go to the NBA's bubble to finish this season.       
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Colorado Police Officers Seen Reenacting Elijah McClain Chokehold in Newly Released Photos Are Fired
Photos show three officers smiling as they reenacted a chokehold that colleagues used on a Black man who died after police stopped him
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John Krasinski secretly wore a wig on Season 3 of ‘The Office’
The actor pulled a trick on his showrunners in order to convince them.
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Biden campaign announces climate council to help mobilize voters, members include ex-rival Steyer
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign on Friday announced the formation of a Climate Engagement Advisory Council, which is designed to inform the campaign how to mobilize climate-focused voters to back Biden in November.
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That time Alexander Hamilton founded America’s oldest daily newspaper
The inspiration for the musical 'Hamilton' founded The New York Post.
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How to Watch ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Movie from 1995
Just watched Netflix's The Baby-Sitters Club reboot? Here's where to check out the 90s version!
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Marina Rodriguez vs. Carla Esparza removed from July 15 UFC event after positive COVID-19 test
Marina Rodriguez vs. Carla Esparza is no longer, after one of Rodriguez's corners tested positive for COVID-19.        Related StoriesKhabib Nurmagomedov's father, Abdulmanap, dies following battle with COVID-19 - reportsWith Danny Roberts out, Jesse Ronson steps in to face Nicolas Dalby on UFC's July 25 eventDiego Ferreira wants Paul Felder next: 'I think he's trying to avoid me' 
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Five-star basketball prospect Makur Maker commits to Howard over UCLA
Center Makur Maker, a five-star prospect, says he will attend Howard University, a historically Black college in Washington, after considering UCLA.
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How Derek Jeter inspired a special part of ‘Hamilton’
Derek Jeter may not be a founding father, but this member of the "core four" inspired a move in the "Hamilton" musical.
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Wisconsin police kill knife-wielding man who family says suffered from mental illness
Kevin Ruffin's family says he suffers from mental illness, and police were aware.
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The Jashen V16 vacuum is Dyson-like in power at half the price
The Jashen V16, a Dyson-like cordless vacuum on sale now for $159.99, can keep your floors spotless and your wallet (nearly) full. We've been using the smart 2-in-1 vacuum for two weeks and, overall, have very few complaints.
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Photos show officers reenacting chokehold on Elijah McClain
Several officers in Aurora, Colorado, have been fired over a photo that reenacted a chokehold their colleagues used on Elijah McClain, who died in police custody in 2019.
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WWE will use fines to enforce new coronavirus mask policy
WWE is going a step further in its coronavirus safety measures – including fines. The company informed its staff and on-screen talent Friday afternoon that it will begin to enforce the wearing of protective masks. Anyone working a television taping – excluding performers working on camera – must wear a mask at all times or...
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‘Unacceptable’: Oregon Governor Criticizes State Troopers Who Reportedly Refused to Wear Masks in a Coffee Shop
At least one of the troopers involved has been placed on administrative leave
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Arthur Herman: Different revolutions — Some seek to destroy. Here's what we did in 1776 instead
On the eve of this Fourth of July, there have been two cautionary tales playing out before our eyes.  
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Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest rocks small New Hampshire town where she hid
BRADFORD, NH — Ghislaine who?  Locals in the sleepy, rural New Hampshire town of Bradford say it was “exciting” to learn that an infamous socialite chose their neck of the woods to hide in — even if some didn’t know who Ghislaine Maxwell was before her bust there Thursday. “I wouldn’t know her if she...
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