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'SNL': Meet the three new cast members joining Season 46

Who's joining "Saturday Night Live" for its 46th season? Get to know these three comedians before its Oct. 3 premiere.       
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A ‘Game-Changing’ 15-Minute COVID-19 Test Was Just Cleared in Europe
The company behind it says it's on track to produce about 8 million tests a month
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Burger King Manager Steals Thousands, Sets Fire To Restaurant To Conceal Theft: Police
Roderickus Lamar Singleton is accused of taking nearly $3000 from his restaurant before the alleged arson.
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Texas grand jury takes no action against church security guard who killed shooter
A grand jury in Texas decided Monday to take no action against a volunteer security guard who shot a gunman dead inside his Fort Worth-area church last December.
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Proud Boys Organizer Shares Trump 'Stand Back, Stand By' Meme After Debate
The far-right group known for inciting violence at anti-racism protests across the country celebrated the president's Proud Boys mention during Tuesday's debate on social media.
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Woman Seeks Hypnotist in Bid to Turn Her Boyfriend Vegan for Thanksgiving
She even pledged to pay up to $1,000 to "cure" her partner of his vegan "phobia" ahead of diner with her carnivore-hating family.
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Obese patients seeking weight loss surgery to combat severe coronavirus risk
Top health experts have voiced an uptick in obese patients seeking weight loss surgery in a bid to protect themselves from a heightened risk of severe COVID-19. Amid the pandemic, numerous studies have examined obesity as a risk factor for a more severe course of disease from the virus. Obesity, defined as a BMI over...
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Dad suffers heart attack while helping son with math homework
The Chinese curriculum really is more difficult. We’ve all experienced math anxiety at one time or another. However, one Chinese father became so frustrated while supervising his son’s homework that he suffered a heart attack. The nearly fatal incident began last month when the 45-year-old Shenzhen resident, surnamed Liu, started helping his third-grader with his...
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Pregnant Ashlee Simpson celebrates baby shower with family
Ashlee is pregnant with her third child, a baby boy.
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8 strides RBG made for women
Even in death, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making history for women.       
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Indoor dining returns to New York City amid spike in COVID-19 cases
Peckish patrons returned to their old haunts Wednesday as indoor dining finally resumed in the Big Apple — six months after the coronavirus all but 86’ed the restaurant industry. More than a dozen customers were scarfing down breakfast staples such as pancakes or eggs and guzzling coffee around 9 a.m. at Pershing Square, a diner...
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Could Trump steal the election? Here’s one way to find out.
Trump's unhinged debate performance makes it clear he'll try literally anything.
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‘Dead silence’ leads J.J. Watt into mid-game blimp debate
J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans weren’t ready for the “dead silence” at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field on Sunday for their game against the Steelers. In a clip shared Tuesday by NFL Films, the Texans defensive end is seen conversing on the sideline with teammate Brandon Dunn, where they get into the intricacies of blimp travel....
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Twitter Declares ‘SNL’ the Real Winner of the 2020 Presidential Debate
The SNL Season 46 premiere couldn't be coming at a better time.
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49 Dead Cats Found Among 200 Seized After Swoop on Ohio Sanctuary
Kittens were among the many animals taken away from the property by the Lake Humane Society.
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Florida woman forced to forfeit lotto prize after USPS loses ticket
A Florida woman says she was forced to forfeit her lotto prize after the US Postal Service lost her winning ticket in the mail. Sue Burgess, of Hernando County, said she was thrilled to discover earlier this summer that she snagged $1,000 in the state’s Second Chance Lottery game, news station WFLA. “I was elated....
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Coronavirus spike protein morphs into 10 different shapes to invade cells: study
The novel coronavirus uses its "spike proteins" to latch onto and invade human cells. But to do so, the spikes morph into at least 10 different shapes, according to a new study. 
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Proud Boys Founder Recorded Video Titled '10 Things I Hate About The Jews' in 2017
Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes defended Holocaust deniers in an anti-Semitic rant from 2017.
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A New Comedy Sketch Helps Karens Diffuse Their 'White Emergencies'
With a fictional "912" emergency line, Adam Mansbach and A'Darius Bell hilariously respond to people who are too quick to call the police in everyday situations.
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Charles Jourdain still 'flamboyant,' but made key changes ahead of UFC on ESPN 16
Charles Jourdain's loss to Andre Fili caused him to make some key changes to both training and strategy going into UFC on ESPN 16.        Related StoriesEddie Alvarez: Justin Gaethje's style is tailor made for Khabib NurmagomedovMMA Junkie Radio weekly live stream on SportsCastr with Belal Muhammad (noon ET)Colby Covington attends first presidential debate as guest of Donald Trump 
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‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ on Netflix: What to Know About the Chris Watts Case
This week Netflix is diving into one of the most chilling family homicide cases.
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CNN fact-checked the presidential debate. It was almost all about Trump’s lies.
President Donald Trump at the first presidential debate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 2020. | Win McNamee/Getty Images “We had an avalanche of lying from President Trump.” In the first presidential debate of the 2020 general election, there wasn’t much in the way of coherent discussion. But a CNN fact-check found that much of what was said — particularly by President Donald Trump — was false or misleading. “We had an avalanche of lying from President Trump,” CNN reporter Daniel Dale said. “[Former Vice President Joe] Biden, conversely, made at least a couple false or misleading claims. But honestly, he was largely accurate.” He added, “There was times during this debate, Wolf [Blitzer], where President Trump’s every line — specifically on mail voting — almost every single thing he said during that concluding section of the debate was inaccurate. And the other thing that stood out to me, Wolf, was that these were largely false claims the president has made before.” “We had an avalanche of lying from President Trump”CNN’s Daniel Dale breaks down the fact check of the first presidential debate of the 2020 election between President Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden. #Debates2020 https://t.co/5dG7Vz0t9Z pic.twitter.com/JAPcT1aCWB— CNN (@CNN) September 30, 2020 Here are some of the highlights from Dale’s fact-checking, pulled from his CNN appearance and Twitter feed: On Trump’s claim that he banned travel from China and Europe in response to Covid-19: “Trump didn’t ‘ban’ travel from China or Europe. He imposed travel restrictions with numerous exemptions — for US citizens, green card holders, many of their family members — and the Europe restrictions exempted entire countries.” On Trump’s claim that Biden wants to abolish private health insurance: “That claim is simply not true. You may recall the Democratic primary, in which a leading candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, proposed a Medicare-for-all plan … a single-payer plan that would indeed have eliminated most private insurance — about 100 million people with private plans. Biden rejected that approach.” On Trump’s claim that he’s bringing down drug prices: “Can’t fact check the future, but there is very much no evidence Trump’s executive order will reduce drug prices 80% or 90%.” On Trump’s claim that Biden supports another lockdown: “Biden has not proposed a shutdown or put forward a shutdown plan. He said in an August interview that he’d shut things down *if scientists said that was necessary in a virus crisis.* He later walked that back, saying ‘there is going to be no need’ for a ‘whole economy’ shutdown.” On Trump’s claim that he brought back 700,000 manufacturing jobs: “From the beginning of Trump’s presidency through August, it’s a net loss of 237,000 jobs. We have lost manufacturing jobs under Trump.” On Biden’s claim that the US trade deficit with China has grown: “Biden is wrong that the trade deficit with China is now bigger than it was before. That would’ve been true in 2018, but it isn’t anymore; last year’s figure was slightly lower than the 2016 figure.” After the debate ended, Dale summarized his takeaway on Twitter: “Biden has gotten at least a small number of things at least a little wrong; Trump has told big lie after big lie.” In a sense, the debate was a microcosm of Trump’s presidency — lying and misleading aren’t new for him. According to the Washington Post, Trump has now made more than 20,000 false or misleading claims in public since he assumed office. The problem is not just that Trump lied a lot during the debate, or that he lies a lot in his public statements. It’s that Trump doesn’t seem to care at all for the truth. What he says is only meant to make him look good. And when the president repeats the sorts of lies he told Tuesday night, they begin to calcify, lingering despite fact-checks — making it perpetually difficult to say if he’s telling the truth or merely reciting self-serving bullshit. Help keep Vox free for all Millions turn to Vox each month to understand what’s happening in the news, from the coronavirus crisis to a racial reckoning to what is, quite possibly, the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone make sense of an increasingly chaotic world: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Famous feather definitely belonged to this terrifying Jurassic-era dinosaur
The first-ever dinosaur feather discovered does indeed belong to the archaeopteryx, according to a new study, putting an end to a controversy that has waged within the scientific community for more than 100 years.
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Fourth Tennessee Titans player tests positive for COVID-19
An additional Tennessee Titans player has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the team's total this week to four, along with five staffers.        
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Stimulus Check Update: Last Chance to Collect Missing Extra Payment for Children
People may not have received the proper amount for their economic impact payment, and time is running out to collect it before the end of the year.
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Dynamite, dude: WWE tough guy John Cena is a BTS fanboy
He's a card-carrying ARMY member.
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Biden Says Trump 'Refused to Disavow White Supremacy' With Callback to Charlottesville Violence
Former Vice President Joe Biden drew attention to a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville in 2017 following the first presidential debate.
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Portland Sheriff Says He 'Will Never Support' President Trump
"Donald Trump has made my job a hell of a lot harder since he started talking about Portland," says Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese. The president claimed that the "Portland sheriff" supports him.
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Orthodox Jews appear to ignore social distancing during mass gathering in Brooklyn
Amid a spiking daily coronavirus infection rate in the Big Apple, a large gathering of Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn — a hot spot of the disease, along with Queens — was captured in a video that shows them apparently ignoring preventive measures. One user on Twitter also posted footage of the group, which he said...
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Why Boris Johnson’s Britain Is Turning ‘Rogue State’ Over Brexit
Boris Johnson has risked a chaotic and bitter separation from the European Union by tearing up sections of the Brexit deal he secured less than a year ago. The U.K. prime minister’s dramatic move to introduce legislation that could override parts of the divorce agreement has raised the stakes during talks to thrash out a trade deal between the two sides. Critics, including all five living ex-U.K. prime ministers, say the law will damage the U.K.’s standing in other international disputes, includ
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Helen Reddy, chart-topping singer and feminist icon, dead at 78
Helen Reddy, the Grammy-winning Australian singer who became a feminist icon thanks to her hit "I Am Woman," has died at the age of 78.
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Analysis: Trump's worst moment of the 1st debate (that you probably missed)
President Donald Trump's bullying, cajoling and constant interruptions in the first 2020 general election debate with former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night made the whole affair confusing and difficult to follow. And while there will (rightly) be scads of attention paid to Trump's unwillingness to condemn white supremacists and hate groups, there was actually a moment that I found more frightening -- and isn't getting anywhere near the same amount of attention.
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Donald Trump's worst moment of the 1st debate (that you probably missed)
President Donald Trump's bullying, cajoling and constant interruptions in the first 2020 general election debate with former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night made the whole affair confusing and difficult to follow. And while there will (rightly) be scads of attention paid to Trump's unwillingness to condemn white supremacists and hate groups, there was actually a moment that I found more frightening -- and isn't getting anywhere near the same amount of attention.
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Australian singer Helen Reddy, feminist icon known for 'I Am Woman,' dies at age 78
Feminist icon Helen Reddy, known for her song "I am Woman," died at 78 years old.        
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Cuomo's office reportedly pushing against sending new ballots after voters received mismarked envelopes
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his office reportedly pushed against a plan to send approximately 100,000 new absentee ballots after Brooklyn residents discovered that the ballots they received in the mail had the wrong name listed on the return envelopes.
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Trump again says he ‘brought back Big Ten football,’ a claim disputed by many
"It was me," he reminded the audience in Ohio, "and I'm very happy to do it."
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Watch Live: Jim Comey Testifies on FBI's Investigation into the Trump Campaign
Comey is testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian collusion.
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January Jones' Bizarre Self Care Posts Intrigue Internet
One of the "Mad Men" actress' latest post about bathing in beer has raised a few eyebrows—in the best possible way.
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Sacha Baron Cohen uses 'Borat' promotion to mock Donald Trump during debate
Sacha Baron Cohen took advantage of the attention the first presidential debate of 2020 was getting to lambaste Donald Trump with a promotion for his new film.
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'The Bachelorette' host Chris Harrison promises the 'most explosive' season fans have ever seen
"The Bachelorette" host Chris Harrison says viewers are in for a wild ride this season. He's also revealing that "Bachelorette" Clare Crawley had "blown up" the show.
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Tampa International says it's the first airport in the country to offer Covid-19 testing to all flyers
Passengers going through one Florida airport will soon have the opportunity to take a Covid-19 test.
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James Comey testifies before Senate panel on Russia investigation
Former FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into the agency’s Russia “collusion” probe during the 2016 election. Comey will appear before the panel chaired by Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has accused the FBI of obtaining illegal secret warrants using flawed information and...
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'Downright shameful': Celebs call out Trump for sidestepping question on white supremacy
Alyssa Milano, Chance the Rapper and more celebrities slam President Donald Trump, say he refused to condemn white supremacists during the debate.        
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Forum: Pandemic's Disproportionate Impacts on Minority Communities in U.S. Cities
A recent NPR poll finds minority communities have been disproportionately burdened by wage gaps and chronic illnesses during the pandemic. Watch a expert discussion at 12 noon ET Wed. Sept. 30.
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'The Boys in the Band' brings the Tony-winning stage revival to Netflix
Reassembling the cast and director of the Tony Award-winning 2018 revival, "The Boys in the Band" becomes a Netflix movie that can't entirely shake its slightly claustrophobic stage roots, but which provides a stellar showcase for its actors, especially Jim Parsons as the central provocateur.
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U.S. Statue Removals Inspire Indigenous People In Latin America To Topple Monuments
The latest target was a statue of Sebastián de Belalcázar, a Spanish conquistador who founded two Colombian cities and led a military campaign that killed and enslaved thousands of Indigenous people.
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk celebrate 2nd wedding anniversary
"Year two, through."
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Large western diamondback rattlesnake discovered under bed in Phoenix
A Phoenix resident got an unwelcome surprise recently in the shape of a large western diamondback rattlesnake.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook lands $100 million stock grant
Apple boss Tim Cook this week received his first major stock grant since 2011, pocketing $38.1 million worth of shares as well as the option to earn a total of $114 million at the stock's current price.
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