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Blues' Ryan O'Reilly Wins 2019 Selke Trophy as NHL's Top Defensive Forward

St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly was named a first-time winner of the Selke Award, given to the forward who made the biggest defensive impact, on Wednesday...
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NYC promised to ban teacher ‘rubber rooms’ — they went underground instead
The eight city warehouses called “rubber rooms” were spaces of various sizes where up to 1,500 Department of Education employees at a time got paid their full salaries to sit around — free to read the newspaper, surf the internet, knit, chat or just doze off. Some got creative. One notorious rubber-room fixture managed his...
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Texas Doctors Say Police Use of 'Less Lethal' Munitions on Crowds During George Floyd Protests Caused Significant Injuries
"These findings highlight the fact that beanbag munitions can cause serious harm and are not appropriate for use in crowd control," the letter stated.
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Reds game postponed as player tests positive for coronavirus
MLB was forced to postpone Saturday’s game between the Reds and Pirates in Cincinnati after an unidentified Reds player tested positive for the coronavirus a day before, The Post’s Joel Sherman reported. The development comes as baseball was in the process of recovering from two separate coronavirus outbreaks on the Marlins and Cardinals that disrupted...
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Most California schools will start year online, Gov. Gavin Newsom says
Almost all of California’s 6.2 million students will be starting school online this fall, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday. But since only about 70% of school districts have the technology needed for virtual learning, the state is investing in laptops and tablets, and asking that school officials aim for a minimum broadband speed goal of...
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Worst heat wave in years causes rolling blackouts, dangerous conditions across California
Worst heat wave in years bring rolling blackouts, dangerous conditions across California
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Trump campaign's poll-watching plans spark fears of voter suppression
The battleground state of Pennsylvania is the site of the latest legal showdown over "ballot security" between Republicans and Democrats.
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Iran warns of "dangerous future" for UAE after historic deal with Israel
Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard called the deal a "shameful" agreement and an "evil action" that was underwritten by the U.S.
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Stimulus Check for $500 Child Payment Deadline Extended until Late September
People who may have missed out on payments for dependants under 17 have been given more time to register for the money.
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Appeals court lifts ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines in California
A federal appeals court lifted a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the California law violates Second Amendment rights to bear firearms. “Even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster,” wrote appellate court Judge Kenneth Lee in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling on Friday. California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets “strikes...
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Delaware thrust into unlikely starring role in 2020 campaign
Delaware isn't a swing state in the presidential race
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California firefighters avoid bull while taming flames: See the video
Firefighters fled from the bull while attempting to put out the Lake Fire that has raged since Friday.
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Florida sheriff race hinges on massacre, old shooting
A Florida county sheriff election is being shadowed by two shootings decades apart
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Georgia trooper faces murder charge in traffic stop shooting
A Georgia state trooper has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a 60-year-old man trying to flee a rural traffic stop.
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AOC blasts NYPD union’s endorsement of Trump
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens) thinks the NYPD union endorsement of President Trump is inappropriate. “NYPD union endorsed Trump. I’m sure this is part of their neighborhood outreach plan,” she said. “Also, does anyone else see a potential problem with police unions — enforcement arms of the state with lethal weapons — promoting ‘preferred’ candidates for...
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Will college football be a game changer for Trump?
Will postponement of swing state college football seasons affect fans' voting preferences in November? One pollster says it's a 'game changer' for Trump.
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Has lenient prosecution encouraged Chicago looters?
Prosecutor Kim Foxx says, 'We have a duty to make sure that our justice system is fair and just, but also...that our streets our safe and people are held accountable'
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Kanye West takes subtle jab at Taylor Swift in latest Twitter thread
Kanye West shaded Taylor Swift on Friday on Twitter.
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This Mississippi town still celebrates the Confederacy every year with a musical
Amid national protests against racism, the town of Natchez, Mississippi, remains devoted to its annual show celebrating the Confederacy
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British tourists scramble home after UK adds France to quarantine list
Hundreds of thousands of British tourists scrambled to return home after the British government imposed a surprise quarantine deadline amid a spike of coronavirus cases in France. The British government made the decision Thursday after France reported 2,846 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. It gave British tourists in the country until 4 a.m. Saturday...
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How did a backup running become a leading voice in college football? Because he's Darien Rencher.
Clemson backup running back Darien Rencher in leadership role not only on team but nationally as players speak up on issues that affect society.        
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Tatar, Kotkaniemi scores twice, Canadiens rout Flyers 5-0
Montreal won this playoff game for its absent coach.
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10 of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s employees test positive for COVID-19
Covid-19 is hitting home for employees of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s production company, Westbrook Inc.
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Marge Simpson claps back at Trump adviser Jenna Ellis for Kamala Harris dig: I 'feel a little disrespected'
Jenna Ellis' recent joke about Kamala Harris at the expense of Marge Simpson didn't get by the famed animated TV mom.
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Canucks beat Blues 4-3 in OT to take 2-0 series lead
Bo Horvat scored on a breakaway at 5:55 of overtime Friday night to give the Vancouver Canucks a 4-3 victory over the defending champion St. Louis Blues and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference series.
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Massachusetts' Ed Markey tries to defend his seat from a Kennedy
A Kennedy has never lost Massachusetts. But Rep. Joe Kennedy, the presumptive heir to the Democratic Party's family dynasty, may have made a risky bet against Sen. Ed Markey.
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Spoiler alert? GOP backs Kanye for President
Several GOP operatives - some with Trump ties- are actively helping the rap superstar get on presidential general election ballots in various states. Why?
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Trump Orders TikTok’s Chinese Parent Company to Divest From U.S. Operations
Trump cited national security concerns for the decision that came after an investigation by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.
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How the 'Blue Shift' could affect the 2020 race
What is 'the Blue Shift' that often happens in late election tallies, why does it happen - and how might it affect the 2020 election, in the middle of a pandemic?
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Family honors 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant who was shot while riding his bike in neighborhood
Thousands of people have donated to a GoFundMe set up by Gwen Hinnant. It's raised nearly half-a-million dollars as of Friday night.       
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Kanye West’s bonkers presidential campaign makes total sense in 2020
Nothing makes more sense in 2020 than Kanye's bonkers, balls-out presidential campaign, writes Post columnist Maureen Callahan
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State's freeze of COVID-19 watchlist magnifies breakdown in communication to counties
The state's coronavirus watch list, which guides the state's decision to allow counties to open certain sectors, including schools and in-person service at places of worship, was frozen last week after state officials announced that a backlog with test result data had led to an inaccurate count of cases.
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Op-Ed: Trump's secret weapon against Biden is — boat parades?!?
Trump has embraced flotillas of his supporters as a drowning man would a life preserver. "I will never let you down!" he tweeted.
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Watch Belal Muhammad's hilarious narration of his inner thoughts before a fight
Ever wondered what goes through a fighter's mind before battle? Allow Belal Muhammad to give you an inside look.        Related StoriesEA UFC 4 keeps in tone with MMA's signature video game seriesKhabib Nurmagomedov recalls weight-cut help from Justin Gaethje: 'Justin was there for me'UFC 252 play-by-play and live results (7 p.m. ET) 
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Lopez: A pandemic road trip isn't for cowards. Things to know before you go
The rest stop was another 60 miles up the road, which seemed as far off as a reliable vaccine, but I made it in the nick of time.
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L.A. Affairs: We dated for three years. Then he told me he didn't believe in marriage
We had been dating for three years when he finally told me he didn't believe in the institution of marriage. "Why do women always want marriage?" he said.
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Kamala Harris' time in Montreal: 'You saw a politician establishing herself'
Sen. Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's vice presidential pick, went to high school in Montreal, where she learned to negotiate the straits of a diverse culture.
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Pokémon Go Fest 2020 Makeup Event: Start Time & What You Need to Know
This event is only available to those who purchased a ticket to Pokémon Go Fest 2020 in July.
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Future Tense Newsletter: What Pandemic Sci-Fi Missed
In most pandemic tales, the pathogen is something quite different from the one we face now.
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That Time Tig Notaro’s Stepdad “Died” on FaceTime
Her first reaction? Panic. Her second? What a great story.
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Belarus leader puts in call to Vladimir Putin as protests grow
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko put in a call to his neighbor and fellow autocrat Vladimir Putin as protests in the Eastern European nation continue to grow. “There is a need to contact [Russian President Vladimir] Putin so that I can talk to him now, because it is not a threat to just Belarus anymore,” Belerusian...
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Indian PM Narendra Modi promises to mass produce COVID-19 vaccine
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his country was prepared to mass produce a coronavirus vaccine the moment it was ready. “Not one, not two, as many as three coronavirus vaccines are being tested in India,” he said during an Independence Day speech in Delhi Saturday, Reuters reported. “Along with mass-production, the roadmap for distribution...
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Pentagon launches task force to investigate 'unidentified aerial phenomena'
The Pentagon announced Friday that it has established a new task force to investigate reports of "unidentified aerial phenomenon" following several incidents that have been observed by the U.S. military.
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Evacuations remain in place as Lake Fire in California grows to 17,000 acres
Some parts of the Angeles National Forest have not burned since the 1960s, leaving decades of brush ready to ignite.
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Democrats Prepare for an Unprecedented Convention
Many questions remain as the first virtual convention nears. Here’s the latest.
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NBA Commissioner Defends League, BLM After Trump Called Players 'Nasty' and 'Dumb'
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver responded to President Donald Trump referring to the league's players as "nasty" and "dumb" for holding silent protests during the playing of the National Anthem.
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How the Secret Service protects the president’s golf game
Super-fast golf carts, snipers and Glocks: Inside the Secret Service mission to protect the president for a single round of golf
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Trump's birther lie about Kamala Harris magnifies racist themes of his campaign
President Donald Trump once again drove the dignity of the American presidency into the ditch this week by raising a false and racist conspiracy theory about Kamala Harris, elevating the efforts of the alt-right to portray her as "other" because of her mixed-race heritage.
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Eric Trump calls on Biden to answer for 'very discriminatory' process of picking running mate
The Biden campaign's process that resulted in the selection of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as their vice presidential pick is "discriminatory," Trump organization vice president Eric Trump said on the latest "Fox News Rundown podcast," calling the pick "insane."
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