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Alaska man illegally killed polar bear, left wasting carcass in front yard for months: authorities

An Alaska man has been federally charged with illegally killing a polar bear and leaving its carcass to rot in his front yard for five months, authorities said last week.
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NYPD backs down from bust of cop-assault suspect — on Dermot Shea’s order
NYPD officers engaged in an hours-long stalemate with a cop-assault suspect Friday in Hell’s Kitchen — before Police Commissioner Dermot Shea ordered them to retreat as a stream of protesters arrived on the scene, law-enforcement sources told The Post. The top cop’s directive to give up — without the suspect in custody — left some...
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Free trading app Robinhood may be behind Virtu’s stellar 2Q
Mom-and-pop investors spending their stimulus checks on no-fee trading apps like Robinhood weren’t all winners in the June rally they fueled, but one Wall Street firm that executed their trades appears to have made out big. Virtu Financial, a $10 billion Manhattan-based provider of trading services, announced gangbuster trading income on Friday, which Wall Streeters...
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NFL player DeAndre Baker charged with armed robbery
Baker, 22, is accused of stealing cash and watches from four men at a house party.
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Alleged Wagner basketball ‘fixer’ didn’t have connections to pull off bribe
A Wagner College graduate may have claimed he could fix a college basketball game involving his own school, but a source close to the program cast doubt on his connection to the players whom he bragged about. Former Wagner student Benjamin Bifalco attempted to fix a game between Wagner and St. John’s on Dec. 16,...
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‘Will & Grace’ star Debra Messing says she was ‘too skinny’ while on show
Debra Messing is admitting that she let her weight affect her psyche when she was an actress on the famed sitcom “Will & Grace” during the show’s initial eight-season reign.
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Kenny Smith: Tom Thibodeau alone isn’t the answer for Knicks
The Knicks’ hiring of Tom Thibodeau as coach has largely been lauded as a smart move. But no single coach, player or executive alone will be enough to turn around the struggling franchise, according to Kenny Smith. “I know [Thibodeau] has been a great coach in his day, but I’ve seen great coaches go there...
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How to find COVID-19 statistics about your child's college
Looking at the numbers can give parents a sense of how the county is doing in containing the coronavirus and help them make a difficult decision.
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Joe Biden is alienating the middle class and other commentary
Democrat: Joe Is Alienating the Middle Class Joe Biden won the Democratic nomination by claiming that he would “restore American values, overcome petty politics and get government working again,” Democratic consultant Scott Street recalls at The Federalist. Yet “Biden’s messaging has changed” in recent weeks. Now, he has forged a “new alliance” with “far-left” politicians,...
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TNT’s Kenny Smith: Lakers’ bubble troubles ‘starting to get concerning’
The Lakers still have three games to get their rhythm back in the NBA’s bubble and, upon last check, they still employ LeBron James and Anthony Davis. So while the alarms are not yet sounding on the Lakers’ slow start in Orlando, some are at least keeping their ears open. “I would say it’s not...
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Bob Greenblatt out at HBO-parent WarnerMedia as larger layoffs loom
WarnerMedia’s new chief executive is wasting no time putting his stamp on the film and TV giant behind “Game of Thrones” and “Aquaman.” Jason Kilar, best known as founding CEO of Hulu, sent three top WarnerMedia executives packing on Friday after his third month on the job, including Bob Greenblatt, chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment. Also...
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Washington Football Team cuts Derrius Guice after domestic violence arrest
The Washington Football Team has released Derrius Guice after the running back turned himself in on Friday after alleged domestic violence charges. Among the charges levied at Guice, 23, are one count felony strangulation, three counts of assault and battery, and one charge of destruction of property, according to the Washington Post. “On Thursday, we...
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No masks required as 250,000 expected at 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Here's what to know.
Festivalgoers will be largely free of COVID-19 social distancing restrictions common elsewhere in the country during this year's 10-day event.        
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MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace suggests Sen. Ron Johnson is 'in cahoots' with Russia to hurt Biden
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace suggested on Friday that Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., is "in cahoots" with Russia in order to defeat Joe Biden in the November election. 
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Trump banned TikTok and WeChat. Are video games next?
The executive order singling out WeChat and its parent company, Tencent, caused a furor in the gaming world Thursday night. Officials say the order is focused on WeChat, not Tencent's gaming holdings — but how long will that hold?
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Ronaldo brace can't save Juventus as Champions League football returns
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NYC releases full details on school reopening plans
New York City’s final plan on reopening schools was released early Friday night — including fleshed-out details on coronavirus testing for students and staffers, protocols on positive cases and potential schools closures. Students and staff will be chosen at random for temperature screenings every day, prior to entering the building, and will be required to...
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What resources are available for special ed students in the middle of the pandemic?
Many of the hands-on therapies and services that special needs students received before campuses shut down can't be adequately delivered via distance learning. Also, the state has waived timelines that allow students to quickly receive assessments, which determine the services needed for each child.
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The cold, hard truth about returning to school
Public schools in the US are embarking on a grand experiment, balancing the safety of 51 million students with their academic, social and emotional needs, writes Barbara Kantrowitz. Parents and educators are realizing that there are no good choices.
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‘Doomsday’ cult mom Lori Vallow likely to be charged with ex-husband’s death
“Doomsday” cult mom Lori Vallow-Daybell, who is at the center of an Idaho case connected to the deaths of her two children, will likely be charged in Arizona with the 2019 fatal shooting of her ex-husband, according to media reports. Chandler police plan to refer the case involving the killing of Charles Vallow to the...
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Job Growth Slowed in July, Signaling a Loss of Economic Momentum
The ranks of the employed grew by 1.8 million, a drop from the pace of the previous two months, as renewed business closings hampered the recovery.
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Washington Football Team cuts Derrius Guice after RB's arrest on domestic violence charges
Hours after being arrested on charges related to domestic violence, running back Derrius Guice was released by the Washington Football Team.        
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The Coronavirus Relief Negotiations Have Collapsed
After 10 days of fruitless talks, Democrats and the White House agree they're going nowhere.
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Why Texas Tech terminated its basketball coach
Sports Pulse: Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt on next steps following the firing of women's basketball head coach.       
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Grizzlies crush Thunder for first win in bubble, strengthen hold on eighth place in West
The Grizzlies finally got their first win at Disney World, routing the Thunder 121-92 to move a full game ahead of the Blazers for eighth in the West.        
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Ireland Finds U.S. Tourists During Pandemic May Be Trouble. But So Is Their Absence
There's a perception that Americans are resistant to wearing masks and are refusing to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Still, one hotel workers says, "We are missing the Americans greatly."
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Pasadena's most expensive home aims for $39.8 million
A Pasadena mega-mansion designed by Richard Landry is going up for sale at $39.8 million, making it the most expensive home for sale in the area.
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GOP House candidate's China coronavirus mask sparks criticism
Virginia House Delegate Nick Freitas drew backlash over a facemask his campaign is selling that features a controversial joke
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Relief talks fail, Mnuchin sees executive action
A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive collapsing Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money ended in disappointment on Friday. (Aug. 7)       
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Biden remarks on African American 'diversity' highlight the 'arrogance' of Democrats, Lawrence Jones says
Joe Biden's controversial comments about the American American community showcased the "arrogance" of Democrats, Fox News contributor and Fox Nation host Lawrence Jones said Friday.
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The Roving Evangelical Preacher Who Travels From One Site of Racial Unrest to Another
“We live a lifestyle of readiness.”
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Alabama, Georgia and LSU get good news with updated conference-only 2020 SEC football schedule
Alabama, Georgia and LSU - ranked No. 3, 4 and 5 in the Amway Coaches Poll - avoided adding risky games when the SEC released its updated schedule.        
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson wants to tap the XFL’s reality-TV potential
The XFL has new owners -- and they plan to tackle their investment with Hollywood flair.
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US records more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in single day — the most since May
The US saw more than 2,000 coronavirus fatalities in a single day for the first time since May — as the country’s total death toll soared to a staggering 160,000 on Friday. There were at least 2,060 deaths reported nationwide during a 24-hour period from Wednesday night to Thursday night, according to the AFP, which...
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George W. Bush Paints Immigrants as 'Energy and Talent'
Amateur painter and former President George W. Bush is selling a portrait book of "forty-three individuals who exemplify our proud history as a nation of immigrants."
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Bring on Trump’s Half-Baked Executive Orders
Two of the president's ideas are useless, and none will rescue the economy. But some could actually help.
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Unemployment rate falls to 10.2% as stimulus debate delays benefits
Unemployment stimulus talks ground to a halt on Friday as the unemployment rate dropped to 10.2%. It is unclear what the White House can do to restore federal unemployment benefits that lapsed for millions of Americans last week. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Making your own butter is TikTok's latest popular trend during the pandemic
Well, you’ve already made your own sourdough – now you need something to put on it.
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Cuomo will allow New York schools to reopen
New York Mayor Andrew Cuomo on Friday gave the green light to open schools in the state. Mola Lenghi reports.
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Biker rally: Covid risk?
A rally that usually draws hundreds of thousands of bikers to Sturgis SD is raising concerns that it will spread coronavirus, if precautions are ignored.
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My mother died in April of cancer. Coronavirus robbed us of closure
I didn't want a Zoom funeral. I wanted to honor her at a lovely celebration of life with all her favorite people on a sunny SoCal patio. I wanted stories, hugs and margaritas.
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Stephen Colbert and James Corden to Begin Filming In-Studio Next Week
After filming for months at home, the late night hosts are officially moving out.
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Brooklyn Democratic leader pushes for rule allowing transgender members to serve
The chairwoman of the Brooklyn Democrat Party wants to change party rules to allow Democrats who identify as transgender or non-binary to serve in the county committee’s elected leadership positions. Party leader and Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte noted that under current party rules, elected committee posts must equally split between men and women. “As a new...
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The War Room: Dan Hardy breaks down Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik at UFC on ESPN+ 32
Dan Hardy breaks down the heavyweight main event bout between Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik ahead of fight night at UFC on ESPN+ 32.       Related StoriesUFC on ESPN+ 32 predictions: Can Aleksei Oleinik upset the favored Derrick Lewis?Scott Holtzman not fazed by Beneil Dariush's grappling, targets knockout win at UFC on ESPN+ 32UFC on ESPN+ 32's Darren Stewart plans to pile the pressure on Maki Pitolo 
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At least 17 killed in Air India plane crash
An Air India Express plane was attempting to land in heavy rain when it went off the runway, slid down a 35 foot embankment, and broke in two, according to India's civil aviation minister. Kris Van Cleave reports.
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Coronavirus cases in kids on the rise
More than 25 children died from the virus in July, including a 6-year-old this week. Janet Shamlian reports.
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Massachusetts 'Back the Blue' Rally Sees Record Turnout
Two Massachusetts towns, Wilbraham and Hampden, enjoyed record attendance in support of law enforcement at Thursday's Back the Blue rally.
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5 ways Elvis Presley can help you get through the pandemic
Elvis isn't in the building, but here's how to connect with events and people inspired by the King
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DNC delegates rally behind Karen Bass to be Biden’s VP
More than 300 DNC delegates have signed a statement urging presidential candidate Joe Biden to select Karen Bass, D-Calif., chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, to be his running mate and join the ticket for Vice President.
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