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Mortar shells hit after Somalia celebrates reopened stadium

At least three mortar blasts sent sports fans in Somalia ducking for cover Tuesday evening, hours after the Mogadishu Stadium reopened following years of instability.
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Michelin starred chef goes viral after complaining about ‘the worst kind of guest’
A reservation isn’t just a dinner date, it’s a commitment. A popular chef took to Instagram to complain about people making reservations at his restaurant and then not showing up. The post referred to these no-shows as “the worst kind of guest.” Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, head chef at Kerridge’s Bar & Grill in London,...
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CDC director offers bleak outlook for fall and winter
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Post-Redskins, Washington has long road toward new nickname
When the University of North Dakota moved on from being the Fighting Sioux like Washington’s NFL team is doing from Redskins, the new name could’ve been anything.
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With anti-Catholicism raging, Trump should honor a great American Catholic
Roman Catholic churches and monuments are under assault across the United States. In recent weeks, woke radicals and other anti-Catholic extremists have set fire to a statue of the Virgin Mary in Boston; plowed a vehicle into and attempted to burn down a church in Ocala, Fla., with parishioners inside; vandalized Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in...
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GOP may move Florida convention outside as COVID-19 cases soar
Republicans plan to move their convention nominating President Trump for a second term from an indoor arena to an outdoor venue as Florida’s coronavirus cases spike, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing a pair of party sources. The plan, which Trump tentatively agreed to on Monday during a White House meeting with top Republican National Committee officials,...
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Newly retired 49er Joe Staley hands off Menlo Park home
Former San Francisco 49ers lineman Joe Staley has sold his Menlo Park home for $5.475 million.
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The first great California artist photographed San Gabriel Mission 140 years ago
San Gabriel Mission, which burned over the weekend, stands tall in Carleton Watkins' photograph, circa 1880. Look and you'll see a message in the image.
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'Glee' creators launching college fund for Naya Rivera's 4-year-old son
"Glee" creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan honor Naya Rivera's memory: "She was a joy to write for, a joy to direct and a joy to be around."
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Oatly gets $200 million from investor group that includes Oprah and Natalie Portman
Oatly, the popular Swedish oat milk brand, has received $200 million from a Blackstone-led, star-studded investment group that included Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Portman, Jay-Z's entertainment agency, and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.
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Pennsylvania law now requires officers applying for new jobs to submit previous employment records
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a pair of police reforms bills into law on Tuesday, including background checks requiring officers seeking new positions to reveal previous employment records.
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'4 Horses' still key for World Series champion Nationals
For all of the opt-outs and rule-change oddities, the spring training interruption and social distancing, Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez figures his team’s bid for a rare repeat World Series championship during this pandemic-affected season might very well come down to what gave the franchise its first title a year ago.
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Crime is surging in US cities. Some say defunding the police will actually make it fall
Some elected officials say the recent surge in gun violence across the US is a case for bigger police budgets. But supporters of defunding law enforcement argue this moment is actually proof that the US doesn't need more police.
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"Glee" creators to establish college fund for Naya Rivera's son
In an emotional statement, the creators said they are "heartbroken over the loss" of Rivera.
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Dunford signals he won’t chair coronavirus panel in latest blow to new oversight body
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Police can't access LAPD gang database records after scandal
The California attorney general made it impossible for law enforcement agencies to access entries that Los Angeles police made in the state’s gang database after three LA officers were charged with falsifying records
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Trump administration drops plan to deport foreign students amid lawsuits
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has abandoned plans to deport international students amid the coronavirus pandemic after two of the nation’s top universities sued immigration authorities. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology won a legal battle on Tuesday challenging new immigration guidelines that said international students would face being deported if they took their...
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Despite Shortfalls And Delays, U.S. Testing Czar Says Efforts Are Mostly 'Sufficient'
Admiral Brett Giroir, who leads the federal testing response, told NPR that the U.S. is on track to test enough to contain the pandemic, saying newer, point-of-care tests are part of the solution.
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Biden unveils $2 trillion climate plan
Biden says the plan will create "millions" of jobs and move the U.S. closer to a carbon-free future.
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Chicago mayor deploys ‘Census Cowboy’ to boost participation: ‘Time to giddy-up’
The city of Chicago has been under a shadow cast by the coronavirus pandemic and a surge in violence. But Mayor Lori Lightfoot is calling in a hero to tackle a different problem — low response rates for the US Census. Enter the Census Cowboy. During an unusual news conference Monday, Lightfoot said one simple...
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Some of Trump's loyal supporters cling to COVID-19 conspiracy theories
In interviews with ABC News, over a dozen devoted Trump supporters questioned expert medical advice and the existence of the coronavirus.
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Longtime columnist and blogger Andrew Sullivan resigns from New York magazine
Columnist and blogger Andrew Sullivan is leaving New York magazine, his professional home since 2016, he announced Tuesday.
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Iranian dissidents to hold summit calling for regime's overthrow, as US ramps up pressure on Tehran
Tens of thousands of Iranian dissidents and supporters of regime change are expected to gather for a virtual summit this week -- as the U.S. continues to ramp up the pressure on the regime in Tehran over its terrorist activities.
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Joe Biden unveils his $2T AOC-fueled Green New Deal energy agenda
WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden unveiled a $2 trillion energy plan Tuesday with a heavy focus on the Green New Deal agenda being pushed by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the far-left flank of his party. Speaking in Wilmington, Del., Biden promised a “clean energy revolution,” which he said would deliver millions...
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Officer's actions toward Black Indiana senator under review
An Indiana State Police spokesman says the agency is reviewing allegations that a white Capitol Police officer reached for his handgun while confronting a Black state senator inside the Statehouse over the weekend
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The Business of Drugs’ on Netflix, a Documentary Series About the Ins and Outs of Controlled-Substance Trades
Ex-CIA operative Amaryllis Fox hosts this miniseries.
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Trump says school districts making a "terrible decision" by not reopening
The president said school districts that don't reopen in the fall are making a "mistake."
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Trump on Black Americans killed by police: "So are White people"
In an interview with CBS News, the president also said he believed waving the Confederate flag was a matter of freedom of speech.
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Charlier Blackmon returns to Rockies after recovering from COVID-19
All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon, the first major league player known to have tested positive for the coronavirus, returned to the Colorado Rockies for his first workout Monday after getting the all clear to rejoin his teammates.
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UN aviation ruling could deny Iran hundreds of millions of dollars
A new ruling by a United Nations court could help pave the way for a resolution of the three-year-old blockade of Qatar.
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Coronavirus update: Florida labs not reporting negative test results, report says
Incomplete reporting from some Florida laboratories resulted in errors on the state’s report on virus positivity rates, according to a central Florida news outlet.
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Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students amid pressure from colleges
The Trump administration on Tuesday said it is withdrawing a proposed rule that would have forced foreign students to return home if the college courses they were enrolled in were to be held entirely online when colleges reopen in the fall.
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Trump and Erdogan speak, but it’s unclear if Hagia Sophia mosque change was discussed
According to the White House, the men discussed "positive trade issues" and "underscored our belief in the need for a negotiated settlement of regional issues."
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Front-line workers get the royal treatment they deserve: See their makeovers
Five essential workers — from a bus driver to a hospital employee — get well-deserved makeovers.
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Dog owners: It’s time to start preparing your pups for post-pandemic life
The "new normal" of the coronavirus has pooches becoming codependent.
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'It's over now' - Astros eager to put scandal behind them
The Houston Astros spent the offseason reeling from a sign-stealing scandal that cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs.
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Ben Simmons adjusts to life as power forward ahead of NBA return
Life in the NBA bubble has forced players to grow accustomed to an environment many of them are not used to. For 76ers star Ben Simmons, that includes on the court, too. Coach Brett Brown has been using Simmons exclusively as a power forward in practices, a departure from his usual point guard role. “He’s...
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Ghislaine Maxwell Pleads Not Guilty To Charges Linked To Jeffrey Epstein Case
The charges are related Maxwell's alleged role in the sexual abuse of several young woman and girls by the late financier. The longtime Epstein associate was arrested earlier this month.
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ICE will reverse rule for foreign students, government tells court
The guidance would've barred foreign students from participating in online-only coursework during the fall semester.
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‘Glee’ creators launching college fund for Naya Rivera’s son
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan announced the new fund for Rivera's son, Josey.
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USS Bonhomme Richard continues to burn Tuesday more than 48 hours after the fire broke out
The USS Bonhomme Richard continued to burn Tuesday at its pier in San Diego, but the Navy reported progress in protecting its massive fuel tanks.        
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Pence in Louisiana amid new surge in virus cases
Vice President Mike Pence visited Louisiana on Tuesday, which has reemerged as one of the nation's hot spots for the coronavirus only months after signs pointed to a successful outbreak response.(July 14)       
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Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugov targeted for UFC 253
A featherweight fight is in the works for the UFC's September pay-per-view event.        Related StoriesUFC lightweight Devonte Smith's sister shot dead outside Columbus nightclubUFC on ESPN 13 predictions: Is it Calvin Kattar or Dan Ige in Abu Dhabi?Dana White: UFC 251 pay-per-view numbers cement Jorge Masvidal as 'a massive star' 
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28 Hezbollah missile launch sites detected in civilian areas, highlighting its 'human shield' tactic in Lebanon
Hezbollah is continuing to bolster its cache of weapons by storing them in more urban, densely-populated locations throughout Lebanon, a new study has revealed.
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Dispute over wearing coronavirus mask inside Michigan convenience store leads to stabbing, fatal shooting
A Michigan man suspected of stabbing an elderly man outside a convenience store after being refused service for not wearing a mask was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy, authorities said Tuesday. 
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Bill de Blasio Blames NYC's Surging Violence on Guns
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) blamed access to guns for the surging violence in the city during a Monday video address.
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Gun sales spike amid coronavirus crisis, George Floyd protests
First there was toilet paper. Then there was hand sanitizer. Now there’s a run on guns. US gun sales surged in recent months as Americans grappled with unprecedented coronavirus lockdowns and massive protests against police brutality, a new report says. The FBI ran about 5.4 million background checks for gun purchases from April to June,...
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Editorial: The execution of Daniel Lewis Lee was about politics, not justice
William Barr's rush to resume federal executions flouts justice, and the Supreme Court just enabled it.
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Helping ex-cons land federal small business relief loans
Business owners with prior criminal convictions are now landing emergency loans after previously being barred.
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