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Support growing for inmate nearing execution

Outcry is growing from an army of supporters, including celebrities, clergy and state lawmakers, trying to stop the execution of Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed, who is set to die in less than two weeks. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.
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Jets’ Jamal Adams has designs on safety sack mark
Move over Mark Gastineau. The Jets have a new sack master in Jamal Adams. The safety has six sacks this season, five in the past two games, and now has his sights set on the sack record for defensive backs, which is eight by the Cardinals’ Adrian Wilson in 2005. “If you’re asking: Am I...
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New York Post
Wall Street doubts AT&T’s new HBO Max in wake of Disney+
Wall Street continues to doubt that AT&T’s new streaming service, dubbed HBO Max, will be a success without the help of “Game of Thrones” — even as it plans to launch a prequel of the wildly popular show. Shares of AT&T fell 4 percent in midday trading a after an analyst questioned the company’s ability...
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Hillary Clinton surprises crowd at Child Mind Institute gala
“The true test of any society is how we treat the most vulnerable among us..."
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Susan Choi Wins National Book Award for ‘Trust Exercise’
This year’s fiction finalists represented a diverse cross-section of contemporary literature, while memoirs dominated the nonfiction category.
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Knicks blow big second-half lead in loss to 76ers
PHILADELPHIA — The boos were plentiful and they were all directed at the home-team 76ers in the third quarter. It was looking like a giddy, gritty night Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center for the Knicks, who dominated the Sixers for much of three periods with scrappy play. The Knicks blasted to a 15-0 to start...
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Chuck Schumer worried about future of the Daily News
How to grab the attention of a US senator: Buy a big stake in a local newspaper. Sen. Chuck Schumer said he will be watching Heath Freeman’s Alden Global Capital “like a hawk” after the New York hedge fund famous for slashing newspaper jobs announced it bought a 25 percent stake in Tribune Publishing, owner...
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Apple’s new iPhone 11 battery case includes a dedicated camera button
We’ve made fun of Apple‘s funky-looking battery cases here at TNW in the past, but they seem to be popular enough that Apple has decided to keep on making them since the iPhone 6s. For the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max, Apple is doing something a little different: it’s adding a dedicated camera button. It’s somewhat surprising for Apple to add functionality on an external accessory like this, but if there’s any phone it makes sense for, it’s the iPhone 11; it’s probably the biggest leap in iPhone image quality since portrait mode was introduced. The button is able… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPhone,Apple
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National Book Awards Handed To Susan Choi, Arthur Sze And More
The novelist and poet joined Sarah M. Broom, László Krasznahorkai, Ottilie Mulzet, and Martin W. Sandler as winners Wednesday night — receiving $10,000 and a medallion for their front covers.
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Committee member questions claim that Ukraine suspected possible aid hold on July 25
GOP Representative John Ratcliffe questioned any assertion that Ukraine suspected military aid was being withheld on July 25. The questioning came after Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, noted in her opening statement that her staff showed her emails from the State Department, one of which was received just hours after the July 25 call between President Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, noting concerns about security assistance.
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Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons Rally 76ers Past RJ Barrett, Knicks
A return home was just what the Philadelphia 76ers needed as they secured a 109-104 win over the New York Knicks...
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10-year-old shot during NJ high school football game dies of injuries
A 10-year-old boy who was struck by gunfire last Friday night during a high school football game in New Jersey died of his injuries Wednesday. Micah Tennant was one of three people wounded when a gunman opened fire at the game between Pleasantville High School and Camden High School in Pleasantville, outside of Atlantic City,...
New York Post
Health care: How plans from Biden, Buttigieg, Sanders and Warren stack up
At first glance, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's introductory "Medicare for All" option looks similar to the proposals championed by former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
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In debate, Democratic White House contenders back impeachment inquiry of Trump
Democratic White House contenders backed the impeachment inquiry of Republican President Donald Trump during a debate on Wednesday, saying his efforts to press Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden was an example of the administration's corruption.
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Reputed ‘Albany-Drizzy’ gangbanger busted with semi-automatic weapon in Brooklyn
A reputed Brooklyn gangbanger was busted with a semiautomatic pistol and an extended magazine by field intelligence officers who executed a search warrant at his apartment Wednesday morning, cops said. The suspect, Earl Haile, 25, was arrested at the Albany Houses in Crown Heights when cops found the loaded 9mm pistol at about 11:25 a.m.,...
New York Post
Gordon Sondland Has No Clue
And he’s not as funny as he thinks he is.
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Cooper and Hale say Trump didn't reach out to them after putting aid on hold
Both Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, and David Hale, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, testified Wednesday that they did not hear from President Trump, and they were unaware of any of their colleagues hearing from the president, after he ordered a hold on the aid to Ukraine. That testimony was sparked by a question from Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell, who claimed that if Mr. Trump was so insistent on rooting out corruption in Ukraine, he would follow up to inquiry about any progress.
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Jamie Foxx parties till 5 a.m. at Brooklyn Chop House, leaves $2K tip
It was Foxx's second stop of the evening, after a benefit for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
New York Post
Video captures partial explosion of a SpaceX Starship rocket prototype during testing
A SpaceX prototype rocket experienced a partial explosion during a testing procedure in Boca Chica, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon. The Starship Mark 1 spacecraft was undergoing a pressure test when a portion of its top appear to burst. Heavy plumes of smoke flowed from the vehicle immediately after. Starship is a prototype of a vehicle SpaceX wants to employ for travel to Mars. "The purpose of today's test was to pressurize systems to the max, so the outcome was not completely unexpected," a SpaceX spokesperson told The Verge. Sign up for Business Insider's transportation newsletter, Shifting Gears, to get more stories like this in your inbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX's Starship Mark 1 prototype rocket partially exploded during a pressure test in Boca Chica, Texas. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon and was captured on livestreamed video. During the test, the upper portion of the rocket blew apart and heavy plumes of smoke flowed from the vehicle.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Elon Musk's multibillion-dollar Starship rocket could one day take people to the moon and MarsSee Also:FedEx defended its $0 income tax in 2018 by touting its 'best-funded' pension plan. Now, that pension is set to get slashed.Flames engulfed two luxury yachts worth over $20 million in Florida, sinking them — here's what happenedWe drove a $44,000 Nissan Leaf Plus to figure out if this 2019 Car of the Year runner-up is ready to take on TeslaSEE ALSO: Elon Musk just unveiled SpaceX's audacious new plan to build cities on Mars with giant Starship rockets. Here are the highlights of his talk.
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Report: Sacklers using fake doctors, false marketing to sell OxyContin in China
As Purdue files for bankruptcy, business in China is ramping up.
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Mickey Rourke spotted with much-younger Russian gal pal at Cipriani
“He was gently caressing her face and neck,” says our witness.
New York Post
Media Workers Call Out Pay Gaps in Crowdsourced Spreadsheets
Three shared online documents listing salary information purport to show stark disparities.
The New York Times
Live fact check of the fifth Democratic debate
Welcome to CNN's fact check coverage of the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate. We will be posting our fact checks of the candidates' claims as we complete them.
Politica
Trump Floats Tariff Exclusions for Apple at Texas Manufacturing Plant
The president suggested that a trade deal with China remains some distance off, but said he would “look into” Apple receiving exemptions from more tariffs.
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A volunteer who aided migrants in Arizona was acquitted of harboring charges
A federal jury found humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren not guilty of "harboring illegal immigrants" near the US-Mexico border.
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Bloomberg Is Spending $15-20 Million to Register Voters in Battleground States
The drive is designed to weaken President Donald Trump’s reelection chances in five battleground state
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De Blasio slams ‘vampire’ Hiram Monserrate for seeking comeback
Mayor Bill de Blasio slammed disgraced felon and ex-state Sen. Hiram Monserrate Wednesday as a shameless “vampire” for mounting another bid for public office — and wished he’d just go away. “God help us all. It’s like — what is it? The vampire that keeps coming back,” de Blasio said of Monserrate filing paperwork to...
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‘The Masked Singer’: The Flower is the show’s biggest reveal yet
"The Masked Singer" revealed a big name with the unveiling of the Flower on the show. Warning: Spoilers ahead from Wednesday night’s episode of the star-studded competition.
New York Post
Live updates: How long each candidate has talked at tonight's debate
Which candidate spoke the longest at tonight’s debate in Atlanta? Who spoke the least? NBC News is tracking how long each candidate talks.
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Ex-LSU frat bro gets wrist slap in pledge’s alcohol-related hazing death
The former Louisiana State University student found guilty in the alcohol-related hazing death of a fraternity pledge was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday — but will likely serve only a few months behind bars, officials said. Judge Beau Higginbotham slapped Matthew Naquin with the maximum sentence for negligent homicide in the 2017 death...
New York Post
'The Masked Singer' recap: This singer has to leaf! Host, most of panel guessed star
Wednesday's "Masked Singer" involved face-offs and an ultimate smackdown that sent this powerful singer home.      
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St. John’s rebounds with blowout win over Columbia
Mike Anderson’s imprint at St. John’s was apparent immediately: The energy. The urgency. The aggressiveness. The unselfishness. The defense, always swarming. The boards, always crashed. The leads, always too small. Nothing changes. Not even after a loss. Returning from the shock of Saturday’s last-second defeat against Vermont, the Red Storm responded by removing all doubt...
New York Post
Bolivia government proposes election bill as its seeks path to peace
Bolivia's interim government presented a bill on Wednesday that aims to forge a path to new elections and defuse street violence that has racked the country and killed 32 people since a disputed October vote.
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UK criticised for its treatment of worker 'tortured' in China
Simon Cheng, a former UK consular employee, has only been offered a two-year visaQuestions have been raised about Britain’s treatment of a former UK consular worker from Hong Kong, who said he was asked to resign after being detained and allegedly tortured on a work trip to mainland China.Simon Cheng has been offered a two-year UK visa, but sources said it is a “working holiday” type, which only allows him to spend 12 months employed and leaves him without a path to permanent residency. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Realtor Elizabeth Stribling to receive France’s highest honor
"You can’t imagine what an honor it is for a little girl from the Deep South..."
New York Post
Jacoby Ellsbury’s sad Yankees contract kept getting worse
Jacoby Ellsbury never lived up to the $153 million contract he received from the Yankees, and will end up having not played more than half the potential games in his seven-year deal after being released Wednesday night. By the numbers $294,230: Money per game played (520) $299,412: Money per hit (511) $3,923,076: Money per home...
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Deputy constable fired after black shoppers say he profiled them at Indianapolis mall
An off-duty Indiana deputy constable has been fired, police say, after he was shown on video hassling two African American shoppers for their identification while repeatedly refusing to identify himself or provide details on why he was stopping them.
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Man accused in electric scooter attack pleads no contest to elder abuse
Janai Washington is facing seven years in state prison in connection with the June 13 attack, in which the 41-year-old defendant admitted that he had personally inflicted great bodily injury.
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Becky Lynch Wrestles Rhea Ripley, Attacked by Shayna Baszler in WWE NXT Return
After weeks of being attacked on Mondays, Becky Lynch brought the fight back to Full Sail on Wednesday...
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A Pentagon official unexpectedly blew up Trump's defense in the Ukraine scandal and Gordon Sondland threw everyone under the bus. Here are the biggest takeaways from Wednesday's impeachment hearings.
AP Photo/Julio Cortez Wednesday's impeachment hearings took an unexpected twist when a Pentagon official dropped a bomb and revealed Ukrainian officials were aware of a freeze in military aid on July 25. That was the same day President Donald Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to deliver him political dirt. Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU, also gave noteworthy testimony by confirming a quid pro quo with Ukraine. Sondland said "everyone," including top officials at the White House and State Department, what was going on. Meanwhile, David Hale, a State Department official and the GOP's witness in Wednesday's hearings, ended up undermining the party's case to defend Trump, as did previous Republican witnesses. Scroll down to read the biggest takeaways from the marathon testimony. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Wednesday's public impeachment hearings featured three more officials who testified after being subpoenaed. They are:See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Pentagon official drops a bomb, reveals 3 separate inquiries about Ukraine military aid on the day of Trump's July 25 call with ZelenskyDefense Department official gives bombshell testimony that US and Ukrainian officials asked about frozen military aid on the same day as Trump's call with ZelenskyRepublicans are grasping at straws after EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland blew up one of their last defenses of TrumpSEE ALSO: The GOP's own witnesses blew up their case and a Purple Heart recipient was accused of disloyalty. Here are the biggest takeaways from Tuesday's impeachment hearings.
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Business Insider
As Admiral Moved to Expel a Navy SEAL, He Kept an Eye on Trump
The commander of the Navy SEALs began the process that could eject Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher from the force after the White House did not push back, Navy officials said.
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Body confirmed to be St. Louis woman whose husband was charged with murder
The remains were found in Lincoln County late Monday after Jennifer Rothwell's husband gave police information about the location, police said.
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Former stripper ‘Tanqueray’ steals spotlight on ‘Humans of New York’ blog
"Back in the ’70s, I was the only black girl making white-girl money."
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News Corp's Rupert Murdoch says 'there are no climate change deniers around'
Murdoch was responding to a question at AGM about time given to ‘climate deniers’ by News Corp outlets in AustraliaNews Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch has said “there are no climate change deniers around I can assure you” after he was asked at the corporation’s AGM why his company gives them “so much airtime” in Australia.Murdoch was speaking in New York on Wednesday when he received a question from a proxy for Australian activist shareholder Stephen Mayne. Continue reading...
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Greg Bird’s time with Yankees is also over
Jacoby Ellsbury is not the only Yankee whose run is coming to an end. The team designated oft-injured first baseman Greg Bird for assignment on Wednesday, along with left-handed reliever Nestor Cortes Jr. The Bombers had an 8 p.m. deadline to set their 40-man roster, and Bird was not on it. The Yankees still have...
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New York Post
Yankees News: Jacoby Ellsbury Released, Greg Bird DFA'd to Clear 40-Man Spots
The New York Yankees released outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury while designating Greg Bird and Nestor Cortes Jr. for assignment Wednesday...
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Live updates: The candidates on the attack in tonight's Democratic debate
NBC News is tracking presidential candidate attacks throughout debate night.
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House Impeachment Inquiry: What Will the Republicans Do for Trump After Gordon Sondland’s Testimony?
John Cassidy writes about how the revealing testimony of Gordon Sondland in the House impeachment hearings against Donald Trump will affect the Republicans’ defense strategy.
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The New Yorker
Google latest tech giant to crack down on political ads as pressure on Facebook grows
Google to bar political advertisers from targeting voters based on affiliation and tighten ban on ‘demonstrably false claims’Google will no longer allow political advertisers to target voters based on their political affiliation, the company announced Wednesday, in a move that will increase pressure on Facebook to limit micro-targeting.Google also plans to “clarify” its ad policies around false claims to explicitly ban doctored video and images known as “deepfakes”, misleading claims about the census, and “demonstrably false claims” that could undermine trust in elections or the democratic process. Continue reading...
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