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“Birdbox” author says one scene popped into his head, inspired him to write the book

Josh Malerman, author of book-turned-Netflix hit “Birdbox,” is to with a sequel — “Malorie.” He sits down with Michelle Miller to talk about his genre of choice, horror, and what inspired him to write his popular novel.
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Ryan Reynolds apologizes for marrying Blake Lively on a plantation
“It’s impossible to reconcile."
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Instead of returning to school this fall, Mexican students will watch TV
With schools closed indefinitely because of the coronavirus, Mexico's 30 million students will receive their education over network television.
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Brooks Koepka now healthy and peaking for PGA Championship
SAN FRANCISCO — Who’s the baddest man in golf right now? With the No. 1 ranking already having changed hands four times this year, that answer is up for debate on the eve of the first major championship to be played in more than a year with this week’s PGA Championship at Harding Park. There’s...
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New Jersey woman arrested for attacking Staples customer over mask dispute
New Jersey police on Tuesday arrested a woman who allegedly attacked a shopper when the person asked her to properly wear her face mask in a Staples store, a report said. Terri Thomas, 25, was charged with aggravated assault in the July 29 encounter at a Hackensack location that left the 54-year-old victim with a...
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Department of Homeland Security should be dismantled, former national security official says
There have been growing calls to dismantle the Department of Homeland Security, as the Trump administration deploys federal agents to crack down on crime. Richard A. Clarke — a former national security official who served under George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush — joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero to discuss.
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Joe Biden’s basement strategy will backfire: Goodwin
For Joe Biden, these are the best of days. Riding high in the polls, he has a long list of Democrats scrambling to be his running mate, while others offer themselves for plum Cabinet posts. Remarkably, media supporters are coming out of the woodwork to advise him to skip the three presidential debates. Somewhere, some...
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Chris Tomlin on working with country stars Brett Young, Thomas Rhett and more: 'Never done anything like this'
Chris Tomlin, Grammy-winning Christian musician, had some help from a bevvy of superstars on his latest project.
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All the stylish looks from Beyoncé's 'Black Is King' you can't buy — and one you can
Valentino, Burberry and other luxe labels play a supporting role in the fashion-packed visual album.
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Michelle Obama explains why she fell in love with Barack on podcast
"You are guided by the principle that we are each other’s brothers’ and sisters’ keepers.”
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Man charged with arson for setting fire at Pizzeria Mozza during George Floyd protests
A 42-year-old Sylmar man was charged with arson Tuesday in connection with a fire at Pizzeria Mozza in Hancock Park
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75 people evacuated from capsized dinner cruise in Thailand
Around 75 people were evacuated from a capsized dinner cruise in Thailand on Sunday – a day after a waste ferry capsized with causalities.
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Paulina Porizkova posts makeup-free, topless pic while enjoying book
Paulina Porizkova is sharing how she likes to spend hot summer days.
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‘Stargirl’s Brec Bassinger Breaks Down “Stars & S.T.R.I.P.E. Part One”
Plus, Bassinger talks about what she hopes for Season 2.
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Shohei Ohtani will not pitch again for Angels this season
Angels manager Joe Maddon says Shohei Ohtani, who's dealing with a right forearm strain, is not projected to pitch again this season.
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Jason Whitlock claims leaked George Floyd footage shows early narrative of his death was a 'race hoax'
Sports journalist Jason Whitlock wrote Tuesday that the early narrative surrounding the death of George Floyd amounted to a "race hoax," after leaked body camera footage of the incident that led to Floyd's death May 25 was made public.
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NBA having problems holding ‘Delete 8’ camp that would include Knicks
Tom Thibodeau still hasn’t gotten his first wish as head coach. A stalemate still exists between the players association and NBA on an agreement regarding organized team activities (OTA) for the “Delete 8,’’ according to multiple sources. The union still is apprehensive about health/testing protocols that meet the standards of the Orlando restart bubble that...
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In CA: Big tuna, a big loss for Disney, and is COVID going to cancel Christmas?
Plus: That rosy coronavirus data Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday may not be accurate. And something that's definitely not accurate? The way the president pronounces Yosemite       
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Judge Judy sued over Les Moonves sale of show’s ‘library rights’
Rebel Entertainment Partners alleges that she stiffed the company out of profits when she bought and sold the show's library rights in 2015.
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Navy finds human remains on sunken Marine tank off Southern California
The Navy on Tuesday located an amphibious tank that sank off the Southern California coast last week and is preparing to recover the human remains of troops believed to have been on board. Seven Marines and one Navy sailor went missing when the 26-ton vehicle sank on Thursday just a mile from San Clemente Island...
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'Happy Bday to my President and my friend': LeBron James sends birthday wishes to Barack Obama
Former President Barack Obama turned 59 on Tuesday, and Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James extended a birthday wish to the 44th president.       
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Former Uber self-driving car exec sentenced to 18 months in prison
Anthony Levandowski, a former Uber executive who oversaw its self-driving vehicle efforts, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Tuesday for stealing an internal tracking document from Google related to its self-driving car program.
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Clothes dryer likely caused house fire
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Virus outbreak linked to memorial service, funeral
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City to fine illegal street racing spectators
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Teen with Covid-19 dies after being intubated
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Police dog attack leaves victim badly injured
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Officials: School laptops held up ahead of new academic year
Alabama education officials say 4,000 laptop computers bound for a school district were held up over issues with manufacturers
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'I probably could've made a better quality decision,' Lou Williams says of Atlanta strip club visit
"I probably could've made a better quality decision," Clippers' Lou Williams said of trip he made to Magic City, which he said was to pick up wings.        
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Turley explains how Antifa is the 'Keyser Soze' of social unrest
Senate lawmakers convened Tuesday for a hearing to address Antifa’s growing presence in the United States and their participation in the recent Black Live Matter protests.
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Widow to Trump: Shame on you for my husband's Covid-19 death
Stacey Nagy told CNN's Erin Burnett she wrote an obituary for her husband's coronavirus death where she blamed President Trump, Texas Gov. Abbott and those who do not wear masks because she felt a need to "put blame where it belonged."
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Virus-stricken Marlins resume season with 18 new players
Scrambling for replacements following a coronavirus outbreak, the Miami Marlins added a Moran, a Morin, two pitchers named Josh Smith and a former Olympic medalist in speedskating.
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3 charged in shooting death of Texas ice cream vendor who was known in community as 'Grandpa,' police say
Three Texas men have been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of 68-year-old Adelaido Bernabe Urias.      
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Young people fueling rise in COVID-19 cases, WHO says
Youngsters hitting nightclubs and beaches have sparked an uptick in coronavirus cases around the globe, the World Health Organization said. The proportion of people between the ages of 15 and 24 infected with COVID-19 has risen three-fold in about five months, according to the United Nations health agency. “We’ve said this before and we’ll say...
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Alabama football may be on the hook for more than $3.5M for canceled non-conference games
When the SEC moved to a 10-game, league-only schedule, it canceled three Alabama football games. The school may owe more than $3.5M in payouts.        
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Sen. Kennedy blames Democrats for making 'no progress' in coronavirus relief negotiations
Fed up Republican lawmakers are beginning to support the possibility of a Trump issued executive order as Congress continues to make  "no progress" in the ongoing coronavirus relief negotiations, as Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy said.
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Kennedy admits GOP, Democrats 'not making any progress' in coronavirus relief negotiations
Fed-up Republican lawmakers are coming around to the possibility of President Trump issuing an executive order in place of "Phase 4" coronavirus relief legislation, since Congress is making "no progress" in negotiations, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., told "The Story" Tuesday.
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Cuomo beats back ‘surprise’ AOC challenge to lead NY delegation to DNC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily defeated Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tuesday in a surprise challenge to determine who will head New York’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention. Democratic Party chairman Jay Jacobs — a Cuomo ally — fumed that he was “blindsided” when a motion was made to nominate AOC to head the delegation during an...
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NFL players face major fines for violating coronavirus protocols
Players can also be fined or suspended for engaging in “High-Risk COVID-19 conduct."
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Evacuations recommended in 2,500-acre Stagecoach fire in Kern County
A 2,500 acre fire in Kern County has led officials to recommend evacuations for residents in the area.
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Maple Leafs’ Jake Muzzin responsive after taken off on stretcher
TORONTO — Auston Matthews and John Tavares scored and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Tuesday to even their best-of-five qualifying series at one game. Toronto defenseman Jake Muzzin was taken off the ice on a stretcher with 1:52 left in the game after his head made contact with Columbus’...
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Kosovo prime minister tests positive
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Maddon: Shohei Ohtani won't pitch again for Angels this year
Shohei Ohtani won't pitch again this season for the Los Angeles Angels after straining his right forearm in his second start, manager Joe Maddon says.
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Trump offers 'sympathies, assistance' to Lebanon
President Donald Trump offered his "deepest sympathies" to the people of Lebanon after more than 70 people were killed and more than 3,000 were injured in the huge explosion that rocked Beirut. (Aug. 4)       
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Bellator signs Cage Warriors champ, ex-UFC fighter Mads Burnell
Mads Burnell is the most recent addition to the Bellator roster.        Related StoriesUSA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Aug. 4: Did Derek Brunson make a leap?Bellator 243 loses two fights from Friday's lineup in ConnecticutJP Buys out of DWCS 31 bout vs. Nate Smith due to pandemic-induced work permit delays 
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Dems, White House optimistic stimulus deal could be reached this week after both sides make concessions
Top Democrats and negotiators from the White House say a deal on a coronavirus stimulus package could be reached by the end of the week.       
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New York college students must pass a COVID-19 test to enter campus
Students enrolled at New York’s public colleges must first pass a COVID-19 test in order to get access to campus in a bid to prevent the spread of the contagious virus. The State University at Albany and Stony Brook University sent notices to students saying they have to provide proof of having tested negative for...
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Deroy Murdock: Trump is right about vote fraud — here’s proof
President Trump has focused national attention on the dangers of mass-mail-in ballots, despite Democrats’ mulish insistence that vote fraud is a bigger myth than Sasquatch.
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