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ESPN announcer’s job in jeopardy after slip up in race relations call
During a passionate two-hour ESPN college football conference call last month to discuss race following the death of George Floyd, there were riveting and emotional testimonials from on- and off-air people as hundreds listened. About a half hour in, as ESPN’s Maria Taylor discussed the issue and her experience, a play-by-play man for the network,...
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Wendy’s franchisee allegedly used $1 million in PPP loans to buy new home
The CEO of a large Wendy’s franchisee diverted $1 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans meant to keep workers employed to buy a new house, according to a new lawsuit. Andrew Levy, the CEO of the Starboard Group, which operates 101 Wendy’s locations, instructed former employee Sandi Adler to list some of his personal employees...
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George Floyd case: Transcripts of body-camera videos show Chauvin's response
As George Floyd told Minneapolis police officers that he couldn't breathe more than 20 times in the moments before he died, the officer who pressed his knee against Floyd's neck dismissed his pleas, saying "it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk," according to transcripts of body camera video recordings made public Wednesday.
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San Francisco wrestles with reopening schools as it offers guidelines on doing so safely
Health officials are wrestling with how to reopen schools during a pandemic that doesn't seem to be slowing.
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Republican Senate candidate Bob Hamilton says ‘electrify the wall’ comment was a joke
He’s running against Rep. Roger Marshall and 2018 nominee for governor Kris Kobach.
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'Batwoman' replaces Ruby Rose with Javicia Leslie as show's lead for season 2
There's a new hero in town.
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A Texas officer runs into a burning house and saves an 8-year-old boy
As flames erupted on a mobile home in Texas, a police officer ran into the burning building to save a family trapped inside and it was all caught on camera.
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The man accused of punching a 12-year-old street dancer has turned himself in
Police in Missouri have arrested a man accused of sucker punching a 12-year-old boy while he was dancing, causing him to bleed from his head and his nose.
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Mets sale: First-round bidding deadline is here
The sale process for the Mets finally kicks into gear Thursday with the first-round bidding deadline. Suitors will be making indicative offers, meaning they will not be making binding bids. The point of the deadline is to see how much everyone might be willing to offer, and perhaps to winnow the field. Then the Mets...
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Protester who claimed to be struck by car at BLM march charged with filing false report
A protester who claimed to have been hit by a car on Long Island was charged Wednesday with filing a false report, police said. Keith Harrison was at the Black Lives Matter protest in Huntington Station Monday around 6:45 p.m. when a man struck one of the marchers with his SUV, according to Suffolk County...
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Empty classrooms could put kids at emotional risk, therapist says
Keeping kids out of the classroom can deprive them of structure and hamper their learning of not just academics but key social cues, a city-based child therapist told The Post. “Kids thrive with a regular routine,” said Ari Fox, who is also the founder and director of Cope With School NYC. “Consistency is important.” The...
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How coronavirus moves through the air beyond coughing
A University of Minnesota professor tells CNN's Anderson Cooper about the "emerging evidence" that the coronavirus can be spread through airborne transmission.
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College football parents take note of Ivy League suspending fall sports amid pandemic
Chris Hinton and his wife started College Football Parents 247 that aims to bring parents to the table, so to speak, to be able to advocate for their sons with the NCAA.
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Kimberly Guilfoyle says she's 'feeling really pretty good' after coronavirus diagnosis
Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. and a top fundraiser for the Trump campaign, said Wednesday evening that she is feeling "really pretty good" following her coronavirus diagnosis.
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Kanye West says Planned Parenthood was created by 'white supremacists to do the Devil’s work'; org responds
Presidential hopeful Kanye West has opened up about his political platform, including his scathing thoughts on Planned Parenthood.
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Minneapolis group against dismantling police: ‘We cannot have bullets continue to fly’
ShotSpotter activations and 911 calls about gunshots have more than doubled in the city since this point last year.
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Joe Biden doesn’t inspire confidence in young Black voters: report
Though older Black voters are more supportive of Joe Biden, young Black voters want to see the party move in a more progressive direction, one analyst said.
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Dr. Phil’s production companies received $7M in PPP loans
While his son splurged on a $10 million Beverly Hills mansion.
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NYC Teachers say classrooms will be chaos in staggered schedule
Chaos will likely rule the classrooms under the city’s plan to reopen public schools with a staggered schedule this fall, teachers told The Post on Wednesday. “There are so many variables right now that teachers don’t know what to think,” a teachers-union leader in Brooklyn said. “The assumption is that this is going to be...
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Tucker warns idea Biden won't debate Trump sums up the far left: 'You criticize them ... they attack you'
Tucker Carlson began Wednesday's edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" by drawing attention to the suggestion that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden will refuse to debate President Trump this fall, an idea the host called "the most cynical election strategy ever devised."
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NY attorney general report calls for NYPD overhaul in response to protests
The New York state attorney general called for an overhaul of the New York Police Department -- including an independent commission to manage the department, more oversight and a uniform use-of-force policy -- as part of her investigation into clashes between police and protesters during demonstrations in response to police killing of George Floyd.
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Houston Mayor Cancels Texas GOP's In-Person Convention, Citing Public Health Concerns
Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the move on Wednesday, as the city reported hundreds of new cases of COVID-19.
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Video shows UFC's Mike Perry punch older man in restaurant altercation
A disturbing video has emerged showing Mike Perry drop an older man with one punch during an altercation at a restaurant.        Related StoriesUFC 251 breakdown: Who takes the Petr Yan-Jose Aldo style clash?UFC 251 free fight: Jorge Masvidal bloodies Nate Diaz to become the 'BMF' championJessica Andrade hopes to get short-notice calls with move to Las Vegas, willing to fight heavier 
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Ex-Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell: I was pushed out of MLB for kneeling
Back in 2017, when 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first brought the message to the national spotlight by kneeling during the national anthem, former A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell decided to do the same, bringing the conversation to the MLB. Maxwell remains the only MLB player to have done so.
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Ventura County says ICUs and ERs are full with COVID-19 patients, surge plan on
Ventura County hospitals are acting out their surge plan after ICUs and ERs hit capacity. Officials reported new cases and increased testing.
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Ending police violence begins with cutting Pentagon money, militarization program
'Throwing weapons and money at problems — especially without appropriate oversight mechanisms — never makes things better and usually makes things much worse.'        
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Tesla stock surge may lead to $1.7B payday for Elon Musk
Tesla’s supercharged stock rally has put a $1.7 billion payday within arm’s reach for Chief Executive Elon Musk. Shares of the electric automaker have soared 40 percent in the past week, and with a market cap of $253 billion, Tesla blew past Toyota as the world’s valuable car company. More important for Musk, however, is...
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US Army soldier sentenced to life for sexual assault of minor
A 51-year-old US Army soldier was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for aggravated sexual assault of a minor while on active duty, the Department of Justice announced. Daniel Kemp Sr. of Cameron, N.C., pleaded guilty last December. Kemp’s wife, Shanynn Kemp, harassed and prevented a witness from speaking out to law enforcement officials about the...
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Socialist Seattle councilwoman to Jeff Bezos: 'We are coming for you and your rotten system'
A city councilwoman threatened Bezos in an interview posted on Twitter.
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CNN's Angela Rye compares Thomas Jefferson to R. Kelly: Both had 'predatory relationships with underage women'
CNN commentator Angela Rye compared the "canceling" of Thomas Jefferson to the disgraced singer R. Kelly since both of them had "predatory relationships with underage women."
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Jacksonville attorneys file lawsuit to block city from hosting Republican National Convention amid pandemic
Several attorneys in Jacksonville, Florida, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city in an attempt to block the Republican National Convention from occurring there amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Washington Redskins to remove Native American imagery from logo: report
The Washington football team has made the obvious decision to remove the Native American imagery from its logo.
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Amed Rosario has so much to prove at his Mets crossroad
The platform has shrunk from a full-length feature to, say, a short film at best. Yet that doesn’t lower the 2020 stakes for Amed Rosario. This still can be his statement season. His stairway to a higher income and better job security. His message to the Mets in this golden age for shortstops. No pressure,...
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Cannabis entrepreneurs agree to drop lawsuit over 'flawed' licensing process
Cannabis entrepreneurs agreed to drop a lawsuit over L.A.'s licensing process after the city agreed to consider more applicants vying to open new shops.
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Michael Tracey: Minority businesses suffering in Minneapolis following rioting after George Floyd’s death
The national media might have “moved on” from the riots in Minneapolis, but residents have nowhere to go. Much of the Twin Cities is still in ruins.
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Scrabble Association Bans Racial, Ethnic Slurs From Its Official Word List
On Wednesday, the North American Scrabble Players Association, which governs tournaments in the U.S. and Canada, said it was removing 236 potentially offensive words from its approved list.
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San Francisco lawmaker pitches CAREN Act to outlaw 'race-based and racially-charged' 911 calls
San Francisco supervisor Shamann Walton joined "The Story" Wednesday to discuss the CAREN Act, Walton's proposed legislation that would punish so-called "false racially biased emergency reports."
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What will the national security law mean for travelers -- and Hong Kong's tourism recovery?
When it comes to desirable travel destinations post-pandemic, Hong Kong would be an obvious choice. But the broad language and global scope of the city's new security law raise questions for foreign travelers.
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What will the national security law mean for travelers -- and Hong Kong's tourism recovery?
When it comes to desirable post-pandemic travel destinations, Hong Kong would be an obvious choice thanks to its capable handling of Covid-19 outbreaks, which has so far limited infections to just 1,300 cases in the city of 7.5 million.
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Montauk’s iconic Memory Hotel angers activists with Blue Lives Matter flag
“It’s a huge middle finger to the black people who work and live here,” one march organizer told Page Six.
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Texas executes man for killing elderly man nearly 3 decades ago
Billy Joe Wardlow was the first inmate in Texas to receive a lethal injection since February 6 and the second in the U.S. since the nation began reopening following pandemic-related shutdowns.
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Neil Young pens open letter to Trump, updates old song 'Looking For a Leader': 'We got to vote him out'
Neil Young has penned a letter to President Trump and updated the lyrics to one of his famous songs just days after rebuffing the president's use of his music at a July Fourth event on the footsteps of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.
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Black Players for Change protests on field prior to first MLS is Back match in Orlando
A group of nearly 170 players, club staff and coaches protested on the field before Major League Soccer's Inter Miami vs. Orlando City SC game.        
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Retired two-star Army general pleads guilty to sexually abusing his daughter
Retired Army Maj. Gen. James Grazioplene on Wednesday admitted to sexually abusing his then-teenage daughter in the 1980s, in exchange for a suspension of his sentence.
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Breakfast bender, James Franco: What happened on day 2 of Johnny Depp’s libel case
Images unveiled in Johnny Depp’s libel case in London on Wednesday show a table laid out with his morning meal of booze and drugs during one rage-fueled bender.
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NJ man admits neighbor's Trump flag made him so mad, he dumped trash in yard for months
New Jersey police said that a man faces a charges of criminal mischief and harassment for repeatedly throwing trash onto the lawn of a Sussex County home where a Donald Trump flag was posted.
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Internet goes wild searching for #SATGUY
Internet sleuths try to score the name of the guy who allegedly took Trump's SATs for him. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
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An officer told George Floyd it took 'a lot of oxygen to talk,' body camera transcripts show
After George Floyd repeatedly told police that he couldn't breathe, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin said, "Then stop talking, stop yelling, it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk," according to transcripts of police body camera footage.
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