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Aaron Boone gets one-game suspension for ‘f–king savages’ rant

Yankees manager Aaron Boone will face repercussions for his explicit rant at rookie home-plate umpire Brennan Miller. Chief of Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball Joe Torre announced Friday that Boone will receive a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his hellish behavior, including contact with the umpire, during the bottom of the second...
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‘Nightmare’ hand sculpture installed on New Zealand rooftop terrifies locals
This is hands down the scariest sculpture they’ve ever seen. A 16-foot sculpture of a hand with a scowling face on it was installed on the roof of a New Zealand gallery — horrifying locals who say the massive artwork is the stuff of nightmares. Australian artist Ronnie van Hout’s work, dubbed “Quasi,” was hoisted...
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Rabbi jumps into lake to save kids, ends up drowning
A New York rabbi — pontoon boating with his family at an Orange County lake — died over the weekend while trying to save two kids from drowning, cops said. Rabbi Dovid Traube, 38, of Chestnut Ridge, managed to save both of the children, who police described as his relatives, but was unable to make...
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Adnan Syed's lawyers file petition for Supreme Court to take up 'Serial' case
Lawyers for Adnan Syed, whose murder conviction was the focus of the first season of the popular "Serial" podcast, filed a petition Monday asking the Supreme Court to take up the case.
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Marianne Williamson to create ‘Department of Peace’ if elected
Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson said Monday that she will create a “Department of Peace” if she’s elected to the highest office in the country. Williamson, a self-help guru turned 2020 presidential contender, said in press release that the peace department will focus on issues such as combating white supremacy and creating “restorative justice programs.”...
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Elizabeth Warren apologizes for controversial DNA test
In front of Native American activists Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren apologized publicly for the first time for seeking a DNA test to back up her claim of Native American heritage. It's an issue President Trump hasn't forgotten. Ed O'Keefe reports.
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Jesse Watters: Elizabeth Warren's Native American apology rings hollow because she 'stole their identity'
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's latest apology for claiming Cherokee Native American heritage should fall on deaf ears, according to Jesse Watters.
Politica
Tom Felton gives ‘Harry Potter’ co-star Emma Watson guitar lessons
Felton and Watson have stoked fan speculation that the two are in a relationship via their Instagrams before.
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Maddy Freking wows in 2019 Little League World Series
Maddy Freking is the only girl in this year's Little League World Series -- and she's one of its biggest stars. "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell has her story.
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$2 million worth of marijuana found in jalapeño shipment
Customs agents in San Diego seized nearly 4 tons of marijuana in a delivery of jalapeño peppers. It was the second multimillion-dollar shipment intercepted within the last few days.
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Yankees’ Brett Gardner sees dilemma in ending dugout antics
The Yankees begin a nine-game West Coast trip in Oakland on Tuesday in firm control of the AL East and in contention for the best record in the majors. So why doesn’t it feel like it? Their just-completed four-game split against Cleveland in The Bronx had an occasional playoff feel, but it also featured another...
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The people policing the internet's most horrific content
Website content moderators have to see some very disturbing material. How do they cope?
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Why we lie about being retired
When we retire we often pretend that we're still working according to one Harvard academic.
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State Attorneys General Said to Be Near Formal Investigation of Tech Companies
Their bipartisan effort comes after a smaller group of the state representatives met last month with antitrust officials at the Justice Department.
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The International 2019: What does it take to become a gaming millionaire?
Gaming is a near billion-dollar industry, but what kind of pressures do young e-sports stars face?
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Bananas in Crisis, Aggressive Social Spiders, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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Why Seth Moulton is still running for president
Hunter Walker, White House correspondent for Yahoo News, joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss his reporting on why Rep. Seth Moulton isn't dropping out of the 2020 presidential race -- and what could be in store for the former Marine.
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The Family: 'Raised in a doomsday cult, I entered the real world at 15'
Ben Shenton was raised in a cult that thought the world would soon end. It didn't - but one day his world abruptly changed.
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Jeffrey Epstein Signed a Will 2 Days Before He Died by Suicide: Records
Several attorneys vowed to go after his assets even if the will had named beneficiaries
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Caged alone 24 hours a day, denied medicine: lawsuit claims 'torture' in US migrant jails
A lawsuit on behalf of 55,000 detainees describes ‘horrific conditions’ in US facilitiesMelvin Murillo Hernandez suffered allergic reactions so bad he had to be hospitalized four times. Martín Muñoz had no access to insulin for ten long days. Denied a wheelchair, Faour Abdallah Fraihat was unable to get to the cafeteria. The men are three of 15 plaintiffs and two not-for-profit groups alleging “horrific conditions” and “torture” in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) detention centers in a new class-action lawsuit on behalf of 55,000 detainees. The plaintiffs, who live with conditions ranging from cerebral palsy and bipolar disorder to blindness and schizophrenia, accuse the US government of denying jailed migrants food, medicine, surgeries and the most basic accommodations for disabilities. Continue reading...
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Wolves 1-1 Man Utd: 'Weak management' - pundits criticise Solskjaer after Pogba penalty miss
Pundits criticise Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's selection of two penalty-takers after Paul Pogba misses from the spot for Manchester United against Wolves.
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Teen believes vaping caused his lung to collapse
Chance Ammirata had never been a traditional smoker, but after the teen landed in the hospital with a collapsed lung, he said he believes vaping caused his injury. Anna Werner shares his story.
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Patriots get Julian Edelman back, though TE debacle remains
Just in time for the regular season, the Patriots’ offense has some familiar faces back. Wide receiver Julian Edelman practiced on Monday for the first time since fracturing his thumb in July and was activated off the non-football injury list. The development comes not long after wideout Josh Gordon was reinstated following his latest drug...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. thanks emergency crews after plane crash
NASCAR gives free race tickets to all responding agencies after the racing legend and his family survived last week's crash in Tennessee.
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Vaunted D.C. charter school sued again over teacher who sexually abused children
A new lawsuit alleges that LAMB administrators didn’t do enough to protect students.
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Watch the Xbox Gamescom event in 14 minutes
Microsoft loves to use Gamescom as a vehicle for its post-E3 news, and it had plenty on offer for the 2019 event -- even for PlayStation fans. PUBG added cross-platform play that lets PS4 and Xbox One gamers vie against each other for the elus...
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Prince Andrew denounces alleged Epstein crimes
One of Jeffrey Epstein's former friends, Prince Andrew, is breaking his silence about his ties to the disgraced financier. It comes after video allegedly showed Prince Andrew at Epstein's mansion in 2010. Charlie D'Agata reports.
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Chris Sale’s season ends in worsening Red Sox nightmare
If the long-shot Red Sox are to make the playoffs, they’ll have to do so without their ace. Chris Sale will sit the rest of the season due to left elbow inflammation, according to ESPN, though the left-hander for now managed to dodge Tommy John surgery. The 30-year-old is 6-11 with a 4.40 ERA through...
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Taylor Swift’s Lover Challenges an Iconically Icky Saturday Night Live Sketch
When Taylor Swift sings “lover,” all I can picture is Will Ferrell and Rachel Dratch sucking face in a hot tub.
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Michael Phelps Is O.K. With Losing World Records, and Confident He Is Still No. 1.
It once seemed impossible that anyone could be faster in the butterfly. By the time it happened, the most decorated Olympian had a growing family and no problem letting go of records.
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The Designer Making Otherworldly Dresses From Candy-Colored Organza
Tomo Koizumi’s vibrant, ruffled pieces captivated New York last season. Now, he prepares to present his fantastical sophomore collection.
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When Soccer Is a Family Business
An easing of registration rules has led to a surge in the number of Premier League players who are represented by family members.
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My Friend Won’t Share Her Boyfriend’s Age. Should I Be Worried?
A reader wonders how much is appropriate to say when a pal is dating across a seemingly significant age gap.
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Japan Inc backs Abe's tough trade stance vs South Korea amid row: Reuters poll
Japanese companies broadly support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's tough trade stance against South Korea, a Reuters poll found.
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Six Years After the Tragedy, the Boston Marathon Bombing Memorial Is Complete
It was supposed to be ready last year for the fifth anniversary
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Ugandan acid attack survivors speak out
Two women share their stories of surviving and then recovering from acid attacks in Uganda.
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Twitter 'adopts' a Berkshire grandad following viral video
82-year-old Keith melted millions of hearts when a video of him painting his granddaughter's nails went viral.
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The town that banned Muslims from buying property
A Lebanese town has banned Muslims from buying and renting property, forcing this family from their home.
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City of London tightens rules on skyscrapers over wind tunnel fears
Developers will have to modify designs deemed likely to affect cyclists and pedestriansTougher building rules for skyscrapers have been drawn up by the City of London because of concerns that a high-rise, urban microclimate will generate winds capable of knocking over cyclists and pedestrians.Developers will have to provide more comprehensive safety assessments of how proposed buildings will affect people on street level, with more robust testing of roadways and pavements using detailed scale models in wind tunnels and computer simulations. Continue reading...
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Is Class the Worst Sports Word of Them All?
And should the phrase “talk about” be banned?
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'We have an obligation': Ilhan Omar calls on lawmakers to visit Israel
Rashida Tlaib and Omar called decision to block their entry an attempt ‘to suppress our ability to do our jobs’ in press conferenceThe Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar called on her colleagues to visit Israel to prevent Donald Trump and the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, “succeed in hiding the cruel reality of the occupation from us”.Omar’s comments came to in an emotional press conference on Monday, following Israel’s decision last week to deny her and the Michigan representative Rashida Tlaib entry to the country amid pressure from Donald Trump. Omar called Israel’s decision to block the planned official visit “nothing less than an attempt by an ally of the United States to suppress our ability to do our jobs as elected officials”. Continue reading...
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Podcast: A cycle of renewal, broken: How Big Tech and Big Media abuse copyright law to slay competition
In my latest podcast (MP3), I read my essay "A Cycle of Renewal, Broken: How Big Tech and Big Media Abuse Copyright Law to Slay Competition", published today on EFF's Deeplinks; it's the latest in my ongoing series of case-studies of "adversarial interoperability," where new services unseated the dominant companies by finding ways to plug into existing products against those products' manufacturers. This week's installment recounts the history of cable TV, and explains how the legal system in place when cable was born was subsequently extinguished (with the help of the cable companies who benefitted from it!) meaning that no one can do to cable what cable once did to broadcasters. In 1950, a television salesman named Robert Tarlton put together a consortium of TV merchants in the town of Lansford, Pennsylvania to erect an antenna tall enough to pull down signals from Philadelphia, about 90 miles to the southeast. The antenna connected to a web of cables that the consortium strung up and down the streets of Lansford, bringing big-city TV to their customers — and making TV ownership for Lansfordites far more attractive. Though hobbyists had been jury-rigging their own "community antenna television" networks since 1948, no one had ever tried to go into business with such an operation. The first commercial cable TV company was born. The rise of cable over the following years kicked off decades of political controversy over whether the cable operators should be allowed to stay in business, seeing as they were retransmitting broadcast signals without payment or permission and collecting money for the service. Read the rest
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Inside Rick Ross’ ‘Port of Miami 2’ album release party
"The crowd was insane," said a source.
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Why NYC is staring down a West Nile epidemic
You thought the germs on the subway pole were NYC’s biggest health threat? Nope — turns out the entire design of the city can affect your well-being, for better or worse. That’s according to Sara Jensen Carr, an assistant professor in architecture, urbanism and landscape at the School of Architecture at Boston’s Northeastern University. In...
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Clerk Convicted of Murder for Shooting Memphis Teenager Who Stole ‘$2 Beer’
A clerk at a store in Memphis, Anwar Ghazali, 29, was found guilty of fatally shooting Dorian Harris, 17, as he ran out last year.
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Planned Parenthood gives up federal funding by leaving Title X program
Women who count on Planned Parenthood and other organizations for health services may have to look elsewhere. Planned Parenthood announced Monday that it will give up the federal funding it receives for services under a program called Title X, rather than comply with a new rule from the Trump administration. Jan Crawford reports.
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New York officer fired for Eric Garner chokehold death
The police officer involved in the 2014 death of Eric Garner has been fired. Garner's dying words, "I can't breathe," sparked a national conversation about race and use of force. Errol Barnett reports.
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China Attacks Hong Kong Protesters With Fake Social Posts
Twitter and Facebook say they’ve taken down misinformation campaigns from China that cast pro-democracy activists as ISIS members and cockroaches.
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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Monday, August 19, 2019
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
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