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Andrew McCarthy: Trump was personally targeted by FBI probe during Obama administration, new disclosures show

As I contended in “Ball of Collusion,” my book on the Trump-Russia investigation, the target of the probe spearheaded by the FBI — but greenlighted by the Obama White House, and abetted by the Justice Department and U.S. intelligence agencies — was Donald Trump.
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Mets lose Robinson Cano to IL in bittersweet injury update
WASHINGTON – The Mets are bloodied but managed to avoid a worst-case scenario Tuesday. Even so, the team lost its hottest hitter for at least 10 days with Robinson Cano’s placement on the injured list with a grade two left abductor strain. Two other Mets players who received MRI exams, Jeff McNeil and Amed Rosario,...
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Rams' Jalen Ramsey perturbed by repeated questions about impending contract extension
Jalen Ramsey walks out of a videoconference with reporters after fielding several questions about a contract extension — and then returns to explain his exit.
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Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford's wife blames NFL for harassment received after false positive coronavirus test
After a false positive Covid-19 test put Matthew Stafford, quarterback for the Detroit Lions, on the NFL's Injured Reserve/Covid list, life has been terrible. And his wife blames the NFL.
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Woman participating in COVID-19 trial so she can hug her grandchildren again
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Firefighters accused of removing BLM banner
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Pregnant teen and unborn baby shot and killed
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Rising teen activist killed in park shooting
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7 Cardinals players test positive for COVID
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Indianapolis 500 to be held without fans
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Trump says US efforts 'working very well' as coronavirus death trends continue upward
President Donald Trump held a press conference Tuesday focused on the coronavirus pandemic and said mitigation efforts are "working very well," despite rising cases.
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Val Kilmer’s daughter Mercedes follows dad into acting with ‘Paydirt’
She fell asleep watching Dad's 1993 "Tombstone."
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Scientist says she made up Twitter account for Arizona State prof who ‘died’ of COVID-19
An Arizona State University professor who posted on Twitter for years about social justice issues and recently detailed her fight with COVID-19 was said to have died last week — but she actually never existed. BethAnn McLaughlin — who announced the made-up professor’s death on July 31 — admitted to The New York Times on...
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The Coronavirus Relief Negotiations Are Completely Stuck
And the only thing that can unstick them is more American pain.
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Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy in the US
Virgin Atlantic has filed for bankruptcy in the United States as the global airline industry reels from the coronavirus pandemic.
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US satisfaction falls to lowest point in 9 years, poll finds
US satisfaction in the state of national affairs is at 13% -- falling from a 15-year high just before the coronavirus pandemic hit to its lowest point in nine years, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday.
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Sparks find success with Chelsea Gray leading veteran-loaded team
Chelsea Gray hopes to lead the Sparks back to a championship, but this time as a starter on a loaded team of veterans.
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Oil company Allenco and its leaders face criminal charges over 'deteriorating' wells
Officials say the inactive Allenco drilling site near USC continues to pose a potential risk to public health and safety.
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WNBA players wear shirts backing political opponent of Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler
WNBA players have escalated their opposition to Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) by wearing shirts supporting one of her opponents in the election.       
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CBS News investigation finds Milwaukee plant employee returned to work with COVID-19 and died
Employees at a Milwaukee engine plant are working without any coronavirus guidelines and one employee has died from the virus. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Journalists have died for their reporting in Indian-administered Kashmir. But since last year, few dare to print the truth
Almost one year after the start of the communications blackout, some are questioning whether an independent press in Jammu and Kashmir is possible at a time when readers need it most.
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LPGA player withdraws after caddie's positive COVID-19 test
Perrine Delacour withdrew from the LPGA's Marathon Classic after her caddie tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the LPGA's positive case to four.       
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Officials blame ammonium nitrate for Beirut blast as death toll continues to rise
The death toll from a massive blast that rocked Beirut Tuesday has risen to at least 78 people — with officials blaming a shipment of ammonium nitrate that sat in a warehouse since 2013 for the deadly explosion that also injured nearly 4,000. The Lebanon defense council declared the port area of the country’s capital...
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Nurse who spent 117 days in the hospital with Covid-19 says 'it feels great to be alive'
Sharon Tapp, a nurse of 40 years, remembers going to the hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, with shortness of breath, and being taken care of right away, even from the parking lot.
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Clorox wipes won’t be fully restocked in stores until 2021
Clorox is wiped out. The company’s CEO said its iconic wipes won’t be fully restocked in stores until 2021 — after the coronavirus pandemic sent the demand for the disinfectant tissues skyrocketing. “Disinfecting wipes, which are the hottest commodity in the business right now, will probably take longer because it’s a very complex supply chain...
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Lupe Fiasco, Virgil Abloh create 'Shoes' for Ahmaud Arbery
Lupe recruited longtime friend and current artistic director of Louis Vuitton's men's wear, Virgil Abloh, for a song called "Shoes" dedicated to Ahmaud Arbery. (Aug. 4)       
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Two-year-old hears for the first time after cochlear implants
A little girl from Kansas finally got to experience something most of us take for granted. Janet Shamlian has the story. 
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Kristin Cavallari reunites with ex Stephen Colletti for a picture
Kristin Cavallari and Stephen Colletti reunited for a photo -- and fans cannot contain their excitement. 
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Wall Street Journal editorial accuses teachers unions of using pandemic to commit 'political extortion'
Teachers unions across the country see the coronavirus pandemic as "an opportunity" to "squeeze more money from taxpayers and put their private and public charter school competition out of business," the Wall Street Journal editorial board charged in an op-ed published late Monday.
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Navy SEALs cut ties with museum over Colin Kaepernick video
After a video surfaced online of the Navy SEAL Museum using a Colin Kaepernick jersey as a prop during a K-9 demonstration at a fundraiser last year, the commander of the Navy SEALs came out and said that it will suspend its support of the museum.
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Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin leaves ice on stretcher after awkward collision
Toronto's Jake Muzzin was cross-checked by Columbus' Pierre-Luc Dubois and fell headfirst into the leg of Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorkstrand.        
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Chicago cop could be fired for lying about 19-year-old Black man's death
Six years after a Black teenager was shot and killed by Chicago police, one of the officers involved could lose his badge.
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Memphis Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson Jr. done for rest of play in bubble after tearing meniscus
Memphis Grizzlies big man Jaren Jackson Jr. has suffered a torn meniscus and will not play for the remainder of the team's time in the bubble.        
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W.H.O. Casts Doubt on Coronavirus Originating in Wuhan, China 
A senior World Health Organization (W.H.O.) expert on Monday declared that the novel coronavirus did not necessarily jump from animals into humans in Wuhan, China, where health officials detected the first clusters of the highly contagious and lethal disease.
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Texas entrepreneur spent coronavirus relief on Lamborghini, strip clubs: USDOJ
A Texas businessman spent federal relief funds designed to help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic on a Lamborghini and strip clubs, authorities said Tuesday. 
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Coronavirus pandemic reduces parents’ spending on back-to-school clothes, items
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Deputies accused of being in secret societies cost L.A. County taxpayers $55 million, records show
Los Angeles County has paid out roughly $55 million in settlements since 1990 in civil cases involving allegations that sheriff's deputies belonged to a secret society, records show.
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More than 50% of the US population is now under the age of 40
It's official: millennials and those in the younger generations now make up more than half of the US population.
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Apple says it has no interest in buying TikTok
Apple has no interest in acquiring TikTok, the company said on Tuesday, denying a report by news website Axios from earlier in the day. Axios, citing sources outside Apple, earlier reported the iPhone maker has expressed interest in buying the ByteDance-owned firm. Microsoft is currently negotiating a deal to acquire the popular short-video app, with...
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Trump Calls Massive Explosion in Beirut Likely an ‘Attack’
The death toll currently stands at more than 70, with more than 3,000 others injured
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Primaries held in five states August 4
Voters in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington headed to the polls for state primaries, and many opted for mail-in voting due to concerns over the coronavirus. David Weigel, a national reporter for The Washington Post, joined CBSN to discuss the races on Tuesday.
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All the celebrities supporting Ellen DeGeneres during her show’s scandal
Kevin Hart, Nacho Figueras and others are stepping forward to defend the embattled talk show host.
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'Olympic athletes are dying:' Doc sheds light on suicide among Olympians
'Olympic athletes are dying:' Doc sheds light on suicide among Olympians       
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Olympian Jeremy Bloom talks about athlete friend's suicide in new doc
Olympian Jeremy Bloom talks about athlete friend's suicide in new doc       
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Astronauts on return to Earth in Dragon capsule
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley discuss their return to Earth, two days after returning from orbit on SpaceX's dragon capsule. (Aug. 4)       
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Phelps, Ohno, other Olympians open up about suicide, depression in new doc
Phelps, Ohno, other Olympians open up about suicide, depression in new doc       
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Hillary Clinton warns 'Republican sabotage' of USPS could be 'Trump strategy' for 2020 election
Hillary Clinton speculated that "sabotage" of the United States Postal Service (USPS) could become the "Trump strategy" in aiding his reelection victory in November. 
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Girl in famous surrogacy case dies at age 8
Seraphina Harrell, a little girl who received national attention because the surrogate who gave birth to her had refused to have an abortion, has died.
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