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President Trump on Russian election meddling

President Trump made some remarks about Russian meddling in the 2016 election while speaking in Poland today. Mr. Trump will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin tomorrow at the G20 summit in Germany. Washington Post national political correspondent James Hohmann joins CBSN to break down the president latest statements.
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'SNL': Kate McKinnon's Liz Cheney compares getting 'kicked out' of GOP to Lil Nas X video
Liz Cheney, played by Kate McKinnon, got to air her grievances with the Republican Party on "Saturday Night Live" this week.       
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Mollie Tibbetts' accused killer, an illegal immigrant, to stand trial soon in Iowa
The trial for the man accused of killing Mollie Tibbetts, a 20-year-old Iowa college student, will start Monday in Scott County, Iowa, nearly three years after her alleged murder, according to reports.
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Mask policies across the US are rapidly changing. Here's what worries experts about that
In the past week, America took two big steps closer to a semblance of the normalcy we've longed for.
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Subway slashing suspect arraigned in connection with gang initiation ritual
A teenage suspect was charged with first-degree assault, robbery and criminal possession of a firearm and bail set at $50,000 following a string of recent New York City subway slashings.
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Video: 'SNL' cold open goes over new mask rules
"Saturday Night Live" opened this weekend's show with ridiculous everyday scenarios that attempted to answer questions surrounding the latest federal guidelines on mask requirements for fully vaccinated people.
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Josh Hawley’s ‘canceled’ book now a bestseller: reports
The Missouri Republican has a publishing success on his hands, according to reports
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Asian American history is American history. These AAPI leaders transformed the US for generations to come
Imagine getting through this pandemic without Zoom. Or not having any days off work, toiling seven days a week with no overtime pay.
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Asian American history is American history. These AAPI leaders transformed the US for generations to come
Imagine getting through this pandemic without Zoom. Or toiling seven days a week with no overtime pay. Asian Americans have improved the lives of fellow Americans in countless ways. But some of the biggest contributions don't end up in history books.
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Yankees need this version of Aaron Judge to stay
Aaron Judge is the leader of the Yankees and when he leads, everyone follows.
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New champ Charles Oliveira fires back at Conor McGregor: 'I'm going to put you on your ass'
Charles Oliveira appear willing to oblige to a title defense against Conor McGregor after claiming gold at UFC 262.       Related StoriesNew champ Charles Oliveira fires back at Conor McGregor: 'I'm going to put you on your ass' - EnclosureUFC 262 bonuses: New champ Charles Oliveira tops $75,000 winnersMichael Chandler opens up about UFC 262 loss: 'I am still world-class' 
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'SNL': Keegan-Michael Key defends surprise guest Kermit the Frog in violent Muppet sketch
"Saturday Night Live" host Keegan-Michael Key shared the stage this week with a surprise guest: Kermit the Frog.       
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OTAs making rest of Giants offseason a mystery
The Giants OTA schedule remains up in the air.
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Michael Chandler opens up about UFC 262 loss: 'I am still world-class'
Despite his loss at UFC 262, Michael Chandler still took time to speak with reporters after the event.       Related StoriesMichael Chandler opens up about UFC 262 loss: 'I am still world-class' - EnclosureUFC 262 results: Charles Oliveira knocks out Michael Chandler to win lightweight title - EnclosureUFC 262 bonuses: New champ Charles Oliveira tops $75,000 winners 
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Yankees’ Aaron Hicks headed to injured list with wrist injury
BALTIMORE — Aaron Hicks is headed to the injured list with a torn sheath in his left wrist. Though the center fielder felt some improvement, he took swings in the cage from both sides of the plate prior to the Yankees’ 8-2 win over the Orioles at Camden Yards on Saturday and the decision was...
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Dustin Poirier praises Charles Oliveira, encourages Michael Chandler after UFC 262
Dustin Poirier had respectful words for Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler in the aftermath of UFC 262.       Related StoriesDustin Poirier praises Charles Oliveira, encourages Michael Chandler after UFC 262 - EnclosureTwitter reacts to Charles Oliveira's title-winning TKO of Michael Chandler at UFC 262 - EnclosureDana White tells Triller executives to stop hounding him: 'This idiot calls me every day' 
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Dana White tells Triller executives to stop hounding him: 'This idiot calls me every day'
Triller executives keep calling, but Dana White doesn't plan on picking up.       Related StoriesDana White tells Triller executives to stop hounding him: 'This idiot calls me every day' - EnclosureUFC 262 bonuses: New champ Charles Oliveira tops $75,000 winnersUFC 262 results: Charles Oliveira knocks out Michael Chandler to win lightweight title - Enclosure 
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'SNL' mocks mask confusion over new CDC guidance: 'Is this a trap?'
"Saturday Night Live" this weekend mocked the confusion that followed new federal guidelines that fully vaccinated Americans can shed masks in most situations.
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It's easy to nod off to 'sleep stories.' Making them is hard
"Sleep stories" have been popular during the pandemic among people looking to quiet their minds at bedtime. Here's how their creators employ tricks to steer listeners toward slumber.
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Mets’ Jeff McNeil set to start again after sitting as a precaution
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jeff McNeil’s recent “body cramps” are keeping the Mets vigilant. A day after McNeil returned to the lineup as the designated hitter, he was back on the bench Saturday as a precautionary measure. McNeil was tentative in his base-running on Friday. “I think he’s a little tentative from the cramping from...
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A Sister’s Fight for her Brother
A sister stands by the brother accused of murdering their parents. She insists he’s innocent and there’s more to the story. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty reports.
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Conor McGregor reacts to Charles Oliveira's UFC 262 title win, teases fight
Conor McGregor appears to be targeting new champ Charles Oliveira after UFC 262.       Related StoriesConor McGregor reacts to Charles Oliveira's UFC 262 title win, teases fight - EnclosureTwitter reacts to Charles Oliveira's title-winning TKO of Michael Chandler at UFC 262 - EnclosureTwitter reacts to Charles Oliveira's title-winning TKO of Michael Chandler at UFC 262 
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LIVE UPDATES: Israeli military targets home of Gaza's top Hamas leader
Follow for the latest updates on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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SNL’s Kate McKinnon spoofs new CDC mask rules, Liz Cheney’s ousting from House leadership
The "Saturday Night Live" episode also featured Keegan-Michael Key as host and Olivia Rodrigo as musical guest.
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Man fatally shot in Suitland, P.G. police say
Victim found in an SUV, according to police.
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Eleven people shot in eight bloody hours across NYC, one fatally
A shooting in Midtown allowed for 11 shootings in New York City in an eight-hour period. Several people have been injured while one shooting in the Bronx left one dead.
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UFC 262 bonuses: New champ Charles Oliveira tops $75,000 winners
The UFC upped the ante on its post-fight bonuses for UFC 262 on Saturday with $75,000 instead of the customary $50K.      Related StoriesUFC 262 breakdown: Is Michael Chandler poised to become a two-promotion lightweight champion?Twitter reacts to Charles Oliveira's title-winning TKO of Michael Chandler at UFC 262Twitter reacts to Beneil Dariush's dominant win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 262 
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The Rivalry That Defines the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
“Today Iran, tomorrow Palestine.” Thus cheered the crowd in Tehran in February 1979, during the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s visit to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini just days after the success of the Iranian revolution. Arafat was the first foreign dignitary to visit Iran after the fall of the shah. For him, Khomeini’s success was a win for the Palestinian cause: His guerilla fighters had helped train Iranian revolutionaries in Lebanon, and he was hopeful that, with Khomeini’s help, he would soon be on his way to establishing a Palestinian state.This fascinating and relatively little known episode in the Middle East’s history altered the region’s political landscape, and still informs the context in which today’s events in the Palestinian territories and Israel are unfolding. Although the personal relationship between Arafat and Khomeini soured within a year, their encounter marks the moment when revolutionary Iran’s involvement with the Palestinians began, and when the Palestinian issue inserted itself into a then-still-nascent regional rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran.Forty years later, Iran continues to brandish the Palestinian cause to shore up its anti-imperial credentials and project power in the region, posing as the only true defender of the Palestinians. In Tehran’s view, that offers it a contrast to Arab countries that either signed peace deals with Israel, such as Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, or cozied up to it, such as Saudi Arabia. This is why the Biden administration must view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a piece of the wider puzzle as it seeks to revive the nuclear deal with Iran: because that’s how Tehran sees it.That’s not to dismiss the seven-decade long plight of the Palestinians, dispossessed and expelled repeatedly from their homes. Nor does it take away from the horror of the violence between Israeli Jews and Arabs, from Haifa to Lod, and the alarming rise of Jewish extremism.But that meeting decades ago remains essential to understanding how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is used by those who aren’t directly impacted to advance their own agendas, and how differently it features in the Middle East today compared with even two decades ago.[Read: ‘We want a nation’]When I began researching my book on the Saudi-Iranian rivalry, I did not expect to find that the Palestinian cause had played a role in the Iranian revolution, nor that it was a thread in the long-running proxy battle between Riyadh and Tehran, which also began in 1979. The two countries’ competition for influence is the key undercurrent that has driven, and continues to drive, many of the political, religious, and cultural dynamics in the region, as well as conflicts in Yemen, Syria, and Iraq.The Arab-Israeli conflict began well before the Saudi-Iranian rivalry and continued to evolve mostly in parallel, with its own dynamics of occupation, wars, intifadas, invasions, and withdrawals. Saudi Arabia and Iran used different approaches to appropriate the issue of Palestine: Riyadh by promoting peace plans and Tehran by funding groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah. Then the Clinton administration’s efforts to secure peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians failed, the second intifada started in 2001, and Iran pushed itself further onto the Palestinian scene, building on what had begun in the guerilla training camps in Lebanon in the 1970s. Since then, the Saudi-Iran rivalry and the Arab-Israeli conflict have become even more intertwined.Now Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu argues that the real threat to his country comes from Iran, not what seemed to be a dormant conflict with the Palestinians—that Israel could exist with a no-cost occupation while progressively establishing relations with Arab countries such as Bahrain and the UAE. Though these countries had their strategic and economic reasons for signing the Abraham Accords, there was always an anti-Iran slant to their unspoken cooperation with Israel.For a long time, Arab regimes used the Arab-Israeli conflict to defend their bloated military budgets and explain away human-rights abuses and oppression—claiming that it was all in service of a greater cause. The Obama administration tried, sporadically, to resume negotiations and find a way forward, but senior United States officials recognized that Arab regimes had been using the conflict with Israel to distract their citizens from their own poverty and hopelessness. U.S. officials still mistakenly thought, however, that this meant that Washington could put the Palestinian issue on the back burner and focus on development and human rights—especially when the 2011 Arab uprisings erupted. When President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel, the lack of upheaval across the region was also taken as confirmation that the fire of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict had died.[Read: The Muslim world’s question: ‘What happened to us?’]But decisions such as these fuel the deep sense of abandonment that Palestinians have felt over the decades. A similar feeling of isolation is what initially drove Arafat to seek out Khomeini in the late 1970s, after successive Arab defeats in wars against Israel. Even worse was Egypt’s perceived betrayal, when Anwar Sadat broke ranks and became the first Arab leader to visit Israel, in 1977. It was around then that Arafat decided he needed new friends. The region’s most powerful military, aside from Egypt, belonged to Iran, but the Shah—who was still ruling the country—was a friend of Israel. Hundreds of Iranian revolutionaries, Marxists and Islamists alike, were already training in various Palestinian camps in Lebanon when Arafat made contact with Khomeini in 1977, just as the revolution in Iran started to simmer.The ayatollah had identified the Palestinian cause early on as one that could give him appeal beyond Iran’s borders and beyond the Shia Muslim community, one that he could latch on to and make his own, undermining Saudi Arabia’s leadership of the broader Muslim world.Arafat’s visit to Tehran in 1979 was triumphant, but even then there was tension. Khomeini wanted Arafat to embrace the Islamic precepts of revolution and abandon his nationalist rhetoric. Arafat was not interested. Within a year, the mood had turned. Palestinian guerillas believed the people around Khomeini were religious “nut cases,” while Khomeini’s acolytes looked at the Palestinian fighters with disdain: They drank, didn’t pray or fast, and wore ties. But Khomeini had what he needed—an in with the Palestinians, some of whom thought Arafat was too moderate. They would go on to establish Islamist factions, eventually leading to the birth of Hamas.Revolutionary Iran proclaimed the last Friday of Ramadan to be al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, marked by military parades and anti-Israel and anti-American chest thumping. Later, Tehran would set up the Quds Force, led for years by General Qassem Soleimani and ostensibly meant to liberate Jerusalem, though it made destructive detours in Beirut, Aleppo, and Baghdad.The events this week have been a reminder of the secular, nationalist currents that have long undergirded the Palestinian cause: In the late 1970s, a poster hung on the wall in the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Beirut offices bearing the title A List the People Will Complete, below which were the names of several countries. Three of them, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Spain, had red check marks next to them—countries liberated by anti-imperialists. In February 1979, a red check mark was added next to Iran, while Palestine and Egypt still waited farther down the list. Before the latest violence erupted between Arabs and Jews within Israel, and before Hamas again started lobbing rockets at Israel, peaceful protests were being conducted by young Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, speaking out in international media, talking about international law and smiling bravely while they were being arrested by Israeli forces. They believe they are hearing more and more voices in support of their cause around the world, and in the halls of power, including, crucially this week, numerous voices in the U.S. Congress. They are mobilizing in ways we haven’t seen before, in the occupied territories, in Gaza, in refugee camps around the region, and in the diaspora.There is limited hope among Palestinians: Egypt is trying to broker a cease-fire. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have condemned Israel’s actions, beginning with the eviction of Palestinians from land claimed by Israeli settlers and have called on all sides to “show restraint.” President Joe Biden has dispatched Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hady Amr to Tel Aviv. (With more than $3.3 billion in aid given, Washington has the most influence on Israel.) But the signs are not good. Any cease-fire will be a temporary fix. Arab capitals have limited leverage. And the U.S. has twice blocked efforts at the United Nations to address the violence, with Biden rebuffing calls by some in his party to condition aid to Israel on how it treats Palestinians. Biden seems eager to avoid being dragged into the conflict. But his administration should know that no matter how much it wants to deprioritize the Middle East, even the singular goal of reaching a nuclear deal with Iran can be undermined by violence in East Jerusalem, and Hamas rockets flying into Israel.[Read: America’s future might be Lebanon]Ultimately, the Palestinians are still mostly on their own. Their anger is directed against Israel first and foremost, but there is also rage for all those who they argue should be helping them but are not: the Palestinian Authority and President Mahmoud Abbas, who has been in power since 2005; Arab countries that profess brotherhood and common cause but only pay lip service to the Palestinian cause; Washington, which rhetorically voices commitment to human rights and justice but does little to hold its allies, including Israel, accountable on these fronts. The Syrian-Palestinian writer Nidal Betare, who grew up in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, also raged in a Twitter thread against Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In it, he accused them of having lost their role as liberation movements and having turned into guns for hire, their leaders sitting comfortably in Damascus or Qatar while Palestinians are being bombarded in Gaza.Some Palestinians may look to Iran as their last ally, and may well cheer the Hamas rockets as the sole way to push back against Israel. But for more than 40 years, the Islamic Republic has used the Palestinian cause for its own advancement. These days, Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, tweets his outrage at Israel and the “racist criminal behavior of the usurpers” before flying to Damascus to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad—the same man who unleashed hell on his own country and besieged and starved thousands in Yarmouk.
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Oliveira claims vacant UFC lightweight title with TKO
Charles Oliveira knocked out Michael Chandler at UFC 262 to capture the vacant lightweight championship.      
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Charles Oliveira stops Michael Chandler at UFC 262 to claim lightweight crown
Charles Oliveira (30-8, 27 finishes) rallied from major trouble in the first round to top Michael Chandler via TKO at Houston’s Toyota Center in the UFC 262 pay-per-view main event on Saturday night.
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How to watch the MTV Movie & TV awards
The MTV Movie & TV Awards, a popular vote and popcorn trophy celebration of the best entertainment of the year, will take place Sunday.
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Andre Muniz breaks Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza’s arm to score win by submission at UFC 262
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza was trapped in an arm-bar by up-and-coming middleweight Andre Muniz that fractured the 41-year-old Souza’s right arm during their fight at UFC 262.
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High school boys' soccer: Southern Section playoff results and updated pairings
High school boys' soccer: Southern Section playoff results and updated pairings
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Twitter reacts to Charles Oliveira's title-winning TKO of Michael Chandler at UFC 262
See the top Twitter reactions to Charles Oliveira's historic title win over Michael Chandler in the UFC 262 main event.      Related StoriesTwitter reacts to Beneil Dariush's dominant win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 262UFC 262 play-by-play and live results (5:30 p.m. ET)UFC 262 breakdown: Is Michael Chandler poised to become a two-promotion lightweight champion? 
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SNL Brutally Mocks Anti-Trump Bigot Liz Cheney
NBCOn Saturday night, one week after ceding the late-night program to union-busting Tesla billionaire Elon Musk, SNL’s “Weekend Update” took aim at Liz Cheney, the Republican congresswoman who’s made the news (every hour of every day) for recently morphing into a #NeverTrumper following the Trump brigade’s Capitol insurrection.While the mainstream media has held Cheney up as some sort of blue-blazered Spartacus for breaking from her party and challenging Trump’s Big Lie—which cost her a GOP party chair role—others with a memory dating back to before the events of January 6th have viewed it as an eleventh-hour act of opportunism by a known bigot who voted along with Trump for much of his presidency.“House Republicans voted to remove Liz Cheney from her party leadership role after she continued to challenge Donald Trump’s lie that the election was stolen,” cracked “Weekend Update” co-host Michael Che. “Wow, yeah, I never thought I’d find myself feeling bad for Liz Cheney—and I was right. I don’t.” Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Charles Oliveira wins UFC lightweight title with TKO over Michael Chandler
Charles Oliveira delivered a technical knockout out to Michael Chandler in the second round of their fight on Saturday night at UFC 262 to pick up the lightweight championship.
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Mandatory wildfire evacuations ordered for parts of Los Angeles County
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the area near Topanga Canyon due to the Palisades Fire, a tweet from the Los Angeles County Fire Department said Saturday night.
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Mandatory wildfire evacuations are ordered for parts of western Los Angeles County
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the area near Topanga Canyon due to the Palisades Fire, a tweet from the Los Angeles County Fire Department said Saturday night.
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AP Denies Any Knowledge Gaza Office Building Was Shared with Hamas Terrorists
The Associated Press (AP) denied any knowledge that the building housing its offices in Gaza was also shared by Hamas terrorists, as claimed by the Israeli military and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the office block was bombed on Saturday.
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UFC 262 results: Charles Oliveira knocks out Michael Chandler to win lightweight title
In a wild back-and-forth fight, Charles Oliveira survived a Michael Chandler onslaught to secure a knockout of his own.       Related StoriesUFC 262 results: Charles Oliveira knocks out Michael Chandler to win lightweight title - EnclosureTwitter reacts to Charles Oliveira's title-winning TKO of Michael Chandler at UFC 262UFC 262 results: Beneil Dariush dominates Tony Ferguson, extends streak to seven - Enclosure 
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Kobe Bryant among Class of 2020 officially inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
Kobe Bryant was officially inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2020 on Saturday night.
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Kobe Bryant inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
Kobe Bryant was officially inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2020 on Saturday night.
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Biden kills Trump plan for ‘American heroes’ sculpture garden: report
President Biden on Friday put an end to a plan by former President Trump to create a "National Garden of American Heroes."
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Missing Houston tiger found safe, will go to sanctuary
The Houston Police Department found the missing tiger, named "India," ending a weeklong saga after the Bengal tiger was seen roaming around Texas neighborhoods on May 9. 
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Twitter reacts to Beneil Dariush's dominant win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 262
See the top Twitter reactions to Beneil Dariush's dominant victory against Tony Ferguson in the UFC 262 co-main event.      Related StoriesTriple Take: What's the best non-title fight at UFC 262?UFC 262 play-by-play and live results (5:30 p.m. ET)UFC 262 breakdown: Is Michael Chandler poised to become a two-promotion lightweight champion? 
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Beneil Dariush def. Tony Ferguson at UFC 262: Best photos
Check out the best photos from Beneil Dariush's unanimous decision win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 262.       Related StoriesEdson Barboza def. Shane Burgos at UFC 262: Best photosAndrea Lee def. Antonina Shevchenko at UFC 262: Best photosRogerio Bontorin def. Matt Schnell at UFC 262: Best photos 
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Green Bay Packers add fourth quarterback to roster by signing Kurt Benkert
The Green Bay Packers now have four quarterbacks under contract after signing free agent Kurt Benkert.      
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UFC 262 results: Beneil Dariush dominates Tony Ferguson, extends streak to seven
Rising lightweight contender Beneil Dariush out-grappled Tony Ferguson to extend his winning streak to seven at UFC 262.       Related StoriesUFC 262 results: Beneil Dariush dominates Tony Ferguson, extends streak to seven - EnclosureTwitter reacts to Beneil Dariush's dominant win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 262UFC 262 results: Edson Barboza adds to highlight reel with strange-looking TKO of Shane Burgos - Enclosure 
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Nets’ sights squarely set on No. 2 seed in East
The Nets will clinch the No. 2 seed in the East with a win over the visiting Cavaliers.
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