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5 things to know for May 4: Covid, immigration, US military, opioids, South China Sea

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'Wholesome' Fitness Influencer Praised for Removing Shame from Personal Training
After one Twitter account re-posted one of Hampton Liu's fitness tutorials, the influencer is receiving praise for his kind and shame-free approach to working out.
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Welsh town elects nonbinary mayor in a historic first
At 23 years old, Owen Hurcum is not only the youngest mayor in Wales, but "first ever openly Non-Binary Mayor of any city anywhere," they said.
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Inflation Returns: Are Gas Shortages a Wake-up Call? | Opinion
The current U.S. economic situation is becoming increasingly unsustainable. Annual deficits and the national debt can't keep rising endlessly as Modern Monetary Policy theorists suggest. Asset bubbles always burst.
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Republican Adam Kinzinger Defends AOC, Suggests Marjorie Taylor Greene Can't 'Handle' Her Emotions
"It seems some just want attention," the Illinois Republican tweeted.
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Ohio's Mike DeWine Defends Using Federal Funds for $1M Lottery, Calls Vaccine 'Best Weapon' Against COVID
"We're trying to get more people vaccinated, we think we will get more people vaccinated," the governor said. "That is fighting COVID. It is the best weapon we have today to stay on offense."
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Southwest (finally) growing again in Hawaii: New flights on tap from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix
Southwest Airlines says introductory fares start at $129 each way from Los Angeles and $159 each way from Las Vegas and Phoenix.      
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Drunk Man Eats Metal Skewer, Pierces His Throat and Lung
The 28-year-old patient from northwestern China claims he refused medical treatment for 10 days while trying to wait out the discomfort.
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The best sales to shop today: Apple, Vitamix, Macy's and more
Today, you'll find deals on a range of Apple products, from MacBook to Apple Watch. All that and more below.
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EU leaders warn U.S. over spying claims
European leaders warn that reports of spying on world leaders by the U.S. could affect the cooperation needed for effective intelligence gathering.
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Bulgarian woman claims she's Maria's mom
A Bulgarian woman claims she is the mother of the blond, blue-eyed girl taken by police from a Roma couple in Greece last week.
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CNN pays a visit to Roma community
A CNN crew visits the Roma community in central Greece where little blond Maria grew up.
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Ukrainian boxer Klitschko seeks presidency
Vitali Klitschko, a Ukrainian boxer known as "Dr. Ironfist," says he will run for the country's presidency in 2015, the state-run Ukrinform News Agency reports.
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Portugal police reopen Madeleine McCann case
Portuguese police reopened their investigation into the disappearance of 3-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann in 2007, London's Metropolitan Police said.
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Merkel: U.S. relations 'shaken' over spying
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the U.S. must act to rebuild trust with her and other nations following claims of U.S. spying on her and others.
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Germany: U.S. possibly monitored Merkel phone
Germany has information that the United States might have monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Wednesday.
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Russia drops Greenpeace piracy charges
Russia has dropped charges of piracy against 30 Greenpeace activists who were arrested during a protest against Arctic drilling in September.
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Vatican suspends bishop amid spending probe
The Vatican said Wednesday it suspended Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, known as the "Bling Bishop," who has come under fire for extravagant lifestyle.
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Silvio Berlusconi charged with corruption
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is facing yet another corruption charge.
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More ethnic Somalis in Scandinavia join jihad
Scandinavia's humanitarian generosity in the 1990s appears to have had some unintended, and unwelcome, consequences, as dozens of young ethnic Somalis living there have embraced jihad, returning to the Horn of Africa to join the al Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabaab.
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Royals attend Prince George's christening
Prince George, the baby son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was christened Wednesday in an untraditionally small ceremony
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23 years later, Aung San Suu Kyi gets prize
23 years late, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi receives the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought from the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.
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Vatican to field its own cricket team
The Vatican has launched itself into the international sporting arena with the formation of the new St Peter's Cricket Club.
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Greece mystery girl: No DNA match
The DNA of a girl authorities think may have been abducted by a Roma couple in Greece doesn't match any profile in Interpol's database
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Terrifying Moment Woman on Theme Park Ride Nearly Slides Into Python
A woman captured the moment she nearly crashed into a massive python on a theme park ride, much to the horror of viewers behind the screen.
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Border Patrol Says 29% of Migrants Expelled in April Had Already Been Removed From U.S.
Of Border Patrol's migrant encounters in April, 108,301 were single adults. Nearly nine out of 10 of those single adults were expelled.
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Twin MDs fight entrenched racism in medical world
Identical twin doctors who have fought bigotry all their lives have a new mission: dismantling racism in medicine. Brittani James and Brandi Jackson are teaching other doctors how to see and undo racism in their work. (May 13)      
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Expert weighs in on wearing masks outdoors and when kids should wear them
It seems the U.S. is entering a new phase of the pandemic as it faces a post-vaccination world. A recent opinion piece in the Washington Post takes a closer look at the gradual shift taking place. Joseph Allen, an associate professor at Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, wrote that piece, and he joined CBSN to discuss the use of masks in everyday life.
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Video: Can Sergio Pettis surpass brother Anthony's career achievements?
After years of living in his older brother's shadow, Sergio Pettis is now forging his own path winning a Bellator title.       Related StoriesVideo: Can Sergio Pettis surpass brother Anthony's career achievements? - EnclosureMike Grundy out to make statement vs. Lando Vannata in U.S. debut at UFC 262Mike Grundy out to make statement vs. Lando Vannata in U.S. debut at UFC 262 - Enclosure 
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Graham blasts Biden official's remark on pipeline attack and electric cars: 'Dumbest thing in the world'
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., blasted the Biden administration for their "unnerving" response to the cyberattack that temporarily shut down the Colonial Pipeline and triggered gas shortages.
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Dow rallies 500 points as stocks rebound from inflation fears
Stocks are rallying sharply on Thursday with the Dow gaining some 500 points mid-morning. Worries about sudden spikes in inflation, which weighed on the market at the start of the week, were brushed off in favor of a rebound.
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Attorney for Deshaun Watson accusers slams NFL over handling of investigation, says they won't settle: report
An attorney representing the 22 women who have filed civil lawsuits alleging sexual assault or misconduct against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson took aim at the NFL on Wednesday for its handling of the investigation, adding that there are no plans to settle any of the cases.
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Hundreds of lemons spill onto Colorado interstate after truck catches fire
A semi-truck fire caused the closure of a Colorado interstate on Wednesday when its contents – hundreds of lemons – spilled out onto the eastbound lane.
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Report: Colonial Pipeline Paid Nearly $5 Million Ransom to Hackers
Colonial Pipeline Co. paid hackers nearly $5 million to free their computer network Friday, despite claims they had no intention of doing so.
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How developers are selling Manhattanites on luxury — in Queens
Beauty Queens: Manhattan looks its best when you aren’t in it, just really close to it. 
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Texas security guard unleashes martial arts moves in restaurant brawl
A Texas security guard is going viral after being caught on camera unleashing a series of martial arts moves against a man and a woman at a Mexican restaurant in Dallas.
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CMT Music Awards: Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris top 2021 nominations
Kane Brown returns to host in 2021 with first-time co-host Kelsea Ballerini.       
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Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski make return to Foxborough when Bucs take on Patriots in Week 4
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will start their quest for a second consecutive Super Bowl, and the quarterback’s eighth, when they play the Dallas Cowboys in the first game of the regular season on Sept. 9.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene just sank to a new low
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene obviously has a lot of time on her hands these days.
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Save 21% on this single-serve coffee maker + grinder with over 17K Amazon reviews
Doesn’t coffee just make everything easier? Right now, the Single-Serve Coffee Maker for K-Cups/Ground Coffee with Grinder Bundle is on sale for $54.95.
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Spain rail infrastructure firm faces charges
The judge heading the investigation of a July train crash in Spain has presented preliminary charges against the state-run rail infrastructure company, Adif.
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U.S. runner blasts Russia on gay rights
Nick Symmonds, a U.S. runner, took a swipe at Russia's anti-LGBT law after winning a silver medal in the 800-meter competition at a track championship in Moscow.
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Warning over testicle-biting fish is all wet
A warning for male swimmers in the Baltic to beware of a testicle-munching fish appears to have been a joke.
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Reports: Teen suicide over Web blackmail scam
Reports a Scottish teenager killed himself after becoming the victim of an alleged Internet blackmail scam have heightened concerns in Britain over online abuse.
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Neanderthal tools present new challenges
A study suggests Neanderthals were making specialized bone tools before modern humans arrived in Europe.
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Nazi war crimes suspect Laszlo Csatary dead
Laszlo Csatary, the Nazi war crimes suspect who was arrested last year, has died, his lawyer told Hungarian media. He was 98.
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Fears of flammable tap water; UK fracking
The fear of fracking has come to Britain, as protesters try to block drilling.
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UK stays committed to Gibraltar
The United Kingdom won't compromise over the sovereignty of Gibraltar in the latest row with Spain over the rocky outcropping on its southern tip.
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Dolphin attacks swimmers off Irish coast
She's a charming cetacean who one minute will allow you to put your arm around her -- and the next leave you nursing injuries. As swimmers off the west coast of Ireland are finding out, you don't mess with Dusty the dolphin.
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