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Campaign Aims to Keep Judge’s Copy of ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ in U.K.

The auctioned copy of D.H. Lawrence’s novel was used in perhaps the most famous British obscenity trial of the past century and has been designated a cultural treasure.
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Alex Rodriguez’s legacy was already tarnished when he hit his 600th home run
Three years to the day after Alex Rodriguez hit his 500th homer, he drilled No. 600. The blast came in the first inning of a win over Toronto when Rodriguez ended a 46-at-bat homerless streak with a shot off Shaun Marcum on Aug. 4, 2010. “It’s definitely a special number,” Rodriguez said after the game....
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A 5-year-old boy raised more than $3,000 to help cover a wounded volunteer firefighter's medical bill
5-year-old Cooper Wallweber in St. Louis had no marketing plan; just a goal to help a first responder in need -- 20-year-old volunteer firefighter Arlydia Bufford, who was critically wounded in a shooting.
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Naomi Campbell doesn't hold back on 'Making the Cut' — for good and bad
As a judge on the fashion design competition series, Naomi Campbell's sometimes rough honesty is meant to guide contestants.
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Lakers, Clippers hope old NBA habits translate into wins when season resumes
As the NBA gears up to resume play, the Lakers and Clippers believe they can recapture the form that made them title contenders. Others are not so sure.
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Renny Harlin Experienced Both His Career High And Career Low Within A Span of 9 Days in July 1990
It has been 30 years since Danish director released both Die Hard 2 and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. One of those movies made him the hottest action director in Hollywood, and the other nearly killed his career.
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Morale among police officers is plummeting as protests, calls for defunding persist, advocates say
Police officers are feeling “abandoned”, "betrayed" and their stress levels are "going through the roof" as protests and calls to defund departments persist across the U.S., organizations that advocate for cops' safety and well-being tell Fox News. 
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‘Unicorn’ ox has a single horn in the middle of her head
An ox that looks like a unicorn was spotted in João Pinheiro, Brazil. Behold the rare sight as the animal, which boasts one large horn in the middle of her head, grazes on grass.   Subscribe to our YouTube!
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Bestsellers List Sunday, July 5, 2020
Bestsellers List Sunday, July 5, 2020
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US economy added 4.8 million jobs in June
The reopening of the economy is easing the burden on America's stressed labor market, butt the US economy remains in a deep recession. CNN's Christine Romans reports.
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House passes bill to sanction Chinese entities that menace Hong Kong, banks that work with them
The House of Representatives on Wednesday night passed a bill to impose sanctions on entities that help violate Hong Kong's autonomy and financial institutions that do business with them, a response to the passage of a "national security" law that tightened Beijing's grip on Hong Kong.
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NFL great Rodney Harrison unsure about start of 2020 season
When it comes to the 2020 NFL season during the coronavirus pandemic, Hall of Fame safety Rodney Harrison is a bit skeptical about whether the league is going to play at all.
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UK cop under investigation for kicking black man during arrest in London
A black man in London was allegedly kicked by a police officer as he was pushed to the ground in a caught-on-camera incident that’s now under investigation. The video shows eight officers trying to restrain the man on a sidewalk, as one of them appears to kick the man in the legs while others tackle...
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Sen. Rick Scott: Why Florida will not levy lockdowns amid rising coronavirus cases
Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott defended Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision not to impose sweeping shutdowns as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to spike.
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48M Americans filed jobless claims in 15 weeks
The number of Americans who are seeking unemployment benefits remains high as the U.S. halts reopening the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.      
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McConnell urges Trump not to veto defense bill over renaming military bases
Mr. Trump threatened late Tuesday to veto the $740 billion defense policy bill because of the amendment from Senator Elizabeth Warren.
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Amanda Kloots says "ultimate goal" for husband Nick Cordero is to receive a double lung transplant
Broadway actor Nick Cordero is still fighting for his life after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Cordero has spent three months in the hospital, and his wife, Amanda Kloots, says he's still critically ill, even though he is now COVID-negative and no longer in a coma. In an exclusive interview with Gayle King, Kloots shares why she is holding on to hope and the long-term goal for her husband's recovery.
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How Black Lives Matter fits into the long history of American radicalism
Community organizations and activists demanding police accountability gathered for a rally and march at the clock in Grand Central Terminal on August 8, 2019, to commemorate the five-year anniversary of Mike Brown’s death by Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson. | Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images “Any movement that goes to the root of things is radical.” Black Lives Matter was created in 2013 by three Black women — Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi — in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman. Over the last seven years, it has evolved into something much bigger: a broad multiethnic liberation movement focused on criminal justice reform, racist policing, and adjacent causes. During the course of this shift, the movement has not only expanded but become more radical in its demands for equality across the board. And yet, surprisingly, this has increased, rather than diminished, its appeal. BLM had little support across the country as recently as 2017. But it has become steadily more popular, and in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, its popularity has surged to the point that it’s now supported by a majority of Americans. By any measure, that suggests BLM is succeeding — culturally and politically. But how should we think of Black Lives Matter as a historical phenomenon? Is it the sort of radical social movement we’ve seen before in this country? Or is it something new, something different, without any precursors? To get some answers, I reached out to Michael Kazin, a professor of history and American social movements at Georgetown University and also the co-editor of Dissent magazine. We discussed how BLM fits into the long tradition of American radicalism, what its proponents can learn from previous eras, and why he thinks BLM is both a political and a cultural struggle. A lightly edited transcript of our conversation follows. Sean Illing As someone who studies the history of social movements in America, how do you view this moment? Michael Kazin It’s a remarkable moment in some ways, because we have a very unpopular right-wing president and a set of popular social movements on the left. Which is surprising, because usually social movements on the left get more popular when you have a liberal or progressive president in office. This is what happened in the ’30s and ’60s, for example. I think we might be witnessing the end of a conservative era. Sean Illing What does the end of a conservative era mean? Michael Kazin Well, we’ve had Democratic presidents in this era, Clinton and Obama, but the guiding ideas of the time have been conservative ideas about government and labor and race. And now that could be changing in a very radical way. If Democrats are able to win the presidency and tip both houses of Congress, then you could see another major vault to the left in American history, the kind of vault we saw during Reconstruction and during the progressive eras in the ’30s and ’60s and early ’70s. But all of this energy doesn’t always translate to big legislative revolutions. For laws to pass, it’ll take a combination of left-wing social movements and politicians who are willing to accommodate those movements in important ways. Sean Illing The Black Lives Matter movement is at the forefront of this leftward push. Do you consider BLM a radical social movement, or does it just seem that way to those who are more invested in the current order? Michael Kazin Like all large social movements, it has its radical aspects and its more reformist aspects. That was true of the labor movement in the ’30s, which had a lot of communists and socialists in it. It was true of Reconstruction too, in which you had more radical Republicans like Thaddeus Stevens, who wanted to confiscate the land of anybody who had fought for the Confederacy and give it to African Americans, to freed slaves. We saw it in the ’60s as well, when the Black Freedom Movement had its reformist side pushing for integration of institutions and the Voter Rights Act, Civil Rights Act, and you had the Black Panthers and other Black Power groups who wanted one big revolution. So you see this dynamic in every mass social movement. It’s hard to say what will become of BLM. You’ve got the different aspects to it. People can unite around some moderate demands like passing laws that will handcuff the police in terms of their capacity to use violence. The more radical aspects, like abolishing the police altogether, go much further. And there are conversations about reparations and restructuring the economy to ensure not just equal opportunities but equal outcomes. As the movement gets larger, you’ll see more differences within it. But no single one of those manifestations will define the movement as a whole. Sean Illing What makes a “radical” movement radical? Is it more about the nature of the demands? Or how those demands are perceived by the power structure? Michael Kazin That’s a very good question. The power structure, of course, often perceives any movement that wants to change the fundamentals of how the country operates as radical. Martin Luther King Jr. was perceived to be a radical — and I think he was. But the demands he was making publicly, until the end of his life, really weren’t that radical. He simply wanted the 14th and 15th Amendments to be applied to Black people. Any movement that goes to the root of things is radical. An anti-capitalism movement is radical. A movement which calls for reparations for African Americans is radical. There’s a radical ethics that diagnoses something wrong about the basic organization of society and seeks to undo that wrong, and conservative figures in power have always viewed these efforts as existential threats. The New Deal was perceived as radically socialist by a lot of people in business and in the power structure, but in retrospect it was really just reformist. Sean Illing The shifting perception of these movements is fascinating to me, especially in this moment. In the case of Black Lives Matter, it’s remarkable to see just how popular it has become. In the last two weeks alone, I believe, support for BLM has increased as much as it has in the last two years. What does that signal to you? Michael Kazin It signals that racial attitudes in America, which began to change after World War II and then took a big step forward in the 1960s with the success of the Black Freedom Movement and the Civil Rights Act, have really evolved. This has been a very long and hard road, with moments of backlash along the way, but this is what you’d expect because racism is so deeply woven into that fabric of American history and culture. Obviously, the horrific killing of George Floyd was a catalyst, but I think we’re seeing the results of young people coming of age and being much more open to racial equality than previous generations. Sean Illing And BLM, whatever one thinks of it, strikes me as the continuation of some of the most successful social movements in American history. Michael Kazin I think that’s right, and two of those movements, the Abolitionist movement and the Black Freedom Movement, were also organized around the demands of equality for African-Americans. Of course, you could say this is all part of one long movement, but it had various phases to it. I think what we’re seeing now is very much part of the Black Freedom Movement, which has had its ups and downs throughout its history. But the thread tying all of it together has always been the push for fundamental equality at every level of society and in every major institution. What’s interesting about BLM is that it could be a catalyst to a reform movement in the same way the labor movement in the ’30s was essential to moving the Democratic Party to the left. A lot of people don’t know this, but it was really in the ’30s that the Democrats began to move away from Jim Crow. It took a long time, obviously, but that’s when it started, and it was because labor was interracial and labor was crucial to the success of the Democrats in the ’30s and ’40s. Sean Illing How were these previous movements greeted when they emerged? I ask because the goals seem, in retrospect, so sensible and obvious, but I imagine at the time they were seen as extremist and threatening. Michael Kazin Definitely. The great Italian theorist Antonio Gramsci talked about how social movements can change the common sense of society. What we all take to be normal or moral in society can change pretty quickly, and it changes because of the force and success of social movements. Black Lives Matter has been enormously successful in this respect. Any movement pushing for this level of change will be opposed by people who don’t support those changes — that’s just an axiom of politics. What’s astonishing about this movement is that it’s not provoking more backlash — at least not yet. Sean Illing Well, I wonder about the “not yet” part. I worry about movements like Black Lives Matter or “abolish the police” becoming so sprawling and disjointed that they lose their focus, or get overwhelmed by revolutionary spasms that may undercut the key goals. Are there important lessons from the past on this front? Michael Kazin I was a New Leftist in the late ’60s. I was one of those people who went too far. I think I undermined some of my goals, even though in the end we were successful in winning our main demands, which were to fight for racial equality and an end to the Vietnam War. But along the way I did some stupid things. I think one big lesson is that mass lawbreaking undermines a movement. As MLK used to say, you want the other side to be seen as the violent side, you want the other side reacting to your civil disobedience, to your respect for order. You don’t want to be seen as running amok without leadership, without discipline, because you’re trying to bring about change and people are scared of change. You don’t want people to be scared of you at the same time they’re scared of change. That’s one lesson. Another lesson is the importance of building alliances. One of the reasons why I keep saying that leftists should support Biden and ally with Pelosi and Chuck Schumer this year is that we have to get as many Democrats as possible elected because only then will there be the political space to go further than they would like to go. There are limits to what a movement can create on its own. Eventually, you’ve got to get laws passed, and a movement can’t pass laws by itself. Sean Illing Is it better to view BLM or “abolish the police” less as political projects and more as cultural movements that shift the zeitgeist and therefore pave the way for political changes in the future? Michael Kazin It’s a great question, and I think it’s both for me. As I said before, it’s obviously helped to change the attitudes of a lot of white Americans and that’s a cultural change in consciousness. Without that change in consciousness, we can’t get real political changes because there would be too much resistance to them, and politicians are averse to doing things which are unpopular. So it’s important to demand immediate change but also wise to not expect it to happen that fast. These things take a long time. If activists don’t have a longterm strategy, they’re going to fail. This isn’t easy, of course. On the one hand, you want movements to build on a sense of urgency when outrage happens, the way it did with George Floyd and with other Black Americans killed by the police. But at the same time, you can’t let that sense of urgency impede you from organizing for the long-term. Sean Illing My sense is that we’re still very much in the beginning of whatever this is, and so there’s a lot of symbolic activism and a lot of enthusiasm but not necessarily a clear strategy for seizing power. What do you think a movement like this can do to channel all this energy and goodwill into enduring, concrete changes? Michael Kazin I think it has to find ways to work with other movements on the left. The change these activists seek is one of economic equity as well as an end to racist treatment by the cops. That was true for the Black movement in Fredrick Douglass’s day as well as the freedom movement led, in part, by MLK in the 1960s. The fight to have the power over how the police treat you is necessarily a fight to gain more power and resources on the job, in one’s neighborhood, and in education. But Black people can’t win that fight by themselves. It will take allies from other races and a demand for universal programs in health care, the environment, housing, etc. — and interracial institutions like labor and, yes, the Democratic Party. 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Pamela Anderson posts nude photo in honor of birthday
Pamela Anderson shared a throwback photo of herself nude for her birthday and Canada Day.
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L.A. museums were reopening. Now they're re-closing
Museums that reopened their doors or planned to welcome back visitors in the coming week are forced to change course again as coronavirus cases surge.
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Unemployment rate fell to 11% in June, with 4.8M jobs added
Business reopenings spurred a return to work last month, but many hirings are now on hold again as COVID cases rise.
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House passes bill sanctioning China over Hong Kong security law
The House of Representatives has approved sanctions on banks doing business with Chinese officials behind the new national security law cracking down on Hong Kong protesters. Speaking before the measure was passed Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decried Beijing’s efforts to curb Hong Kong’s freedoms. “Beijing’s so-called ‘national security’ law, passed on the eve of...
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Seattle sees 525 percent spike in crime thanks to CHOP: Mayor Durkan
Seattle saw a staggering 525 percent spike in crime as a result of the violence that swept through the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, according to Mayor Jenny Durkan. Durkan’s emergency order booting protesters from the six-block cop-free zone makes mention of the “narcotics use and violent crime, including rape, robbery, assault, and increased gang activity”...
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Unemployment rate at 11.1% in June, 1.4M more workers filed jobless claims last week
Twin employment reports highlight the ongoing anguish America's labor market.
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Amid calls for police reform, many turn their focus to the powerful unions that protect officers
The Black Lives Matter movement is highlighting police unions and the role they play in protecting officers. Errol Barnett shares how these contracts affect investigations involving officers.
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Lee Greenwood collaborates with US Air Force singers and Home Free for new version of 'God Bless the USA'
Lee Greenwood surprised fans on Tuesday by releasing a new version of his hit song “God Bless the USA” just in time for the Fourth of July.
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4.8M jobs added and unemployment falls to 11.1% as more states reopen after COVID-19 shutdowns
The economy added 4.8M jobs in June as states allowed more businesses shuttered by the coronavirus to reopen. Economists had forecast 3M gains.      
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Hiring Surged In June. Employers Added 4.8 Million Jobs Before New Spike In Infections
U.S. employers added 4.8 million jobs last month as the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%. There are indications that the job growth has slowed recently amid a surge of new coronavirus infections.
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US economy adds 4.8 million jobs in June as coronavirus surges
The US economy added a record 4.8 million jobs last month as the nation continued an economic rebound that's now threatened by a surge in coronavirus infections, new data show.
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Meghan Markle felt ‘unprotected’ by royals during stressful pregnancy
Markle says her plight was ignored while she was the victim of "false" media reports.
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Jobs numbers improve again in June, but worsening coronavirus darkens the outlook
Even with the back-to-back gains, unemployment remains higher than at any time since record-keeping began in 1948
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The US economy created 4.8 million jobs in June. But that's not the whole story
The unemployment rate fell to 11.1% as the US economy added 4.8 million jobs in June.
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The U.S. Economy Added 4.8 Million Jobs in June, Unemployment Fell to 11.1%
Economists had forecast the U.S. adding 3 million jobs in the month.
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Nick Cordero will likely need a double lung transplant, wife says
The Broadway actor has been hospitalized in Los Angeles for three months battling complications from COVID-19.
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How to Cancel Your Quibi Subscription
Your three month free trial with Quibi may be ending soon. Here's how to cancel that subscription before it automatically renews.
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Tucker Carlson: What holiday should be canceled next?
We spent an awful lot of time this spring talking about viruses and how they spread...
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Slain singer buried as 81 killed in protests
At least 81 people are dead in Ethiopia in massive protests that erupted after the killing of singer and activist Hachalu Hundessa, local police commissioner told state media.
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The Lincoln Continental is dead again as brand shifts focus to SUVs
"Suicide" doors couldn't save it.
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Florida's Miami-Dade and Broward require all residents to wear masks amid coronavirus surge
In Florida, new emergency orders and curfews have been expanded to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The state is now up to nearly 160,000 cases. Many beaches are closing ahead of the July 4th weekend, and some areas are running low on coronavirus tests. David Begnaud reports.
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Dangerous heat to scorch central US on Fourth of July; severe weather in Southeast
As the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches, we are entering what will likely be the hottest few days this year across the country beginning on Thursday. 
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Finland quietly removes swastika logo from its Air Force
An official logo for Finland’s Air Force that prominently featured a swastika is no more. 
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Trump: 'I'm All for Masks,' Just Not Mandatory; 'I Looked Like the Lone Ranger'
President Donald Trump told Fox Business Network's Blake Burman on Wednesday that he supports wearing masks to prevent transmission of coronavirus, but that he did not want to make wearing masks mandatory.
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Eye Opener: Trump says he hopes coronavirus will "just disappear"
President Trump said he hoped the coronavirus would "just disappear" as more than 2.5 million Americans are infected with the virus. Also, investigators believe they have found the remains of missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
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Lesley Manville replaces Helena Bonham-Carter as Princess Margaret in ‘The Crown’
“The baton is being passed on from two formidable actresses."
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Video shows Miami-Dade officer striking woman in face
A Miami-Dade police officer is under investigation after a video surfaced that shows him striking a woman in the face at the Miami airport.
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Nolte: Virginia Democrats Seek to Reduce Assault on Cops to Misdemeanor
Virginia Democrats are eager to declare open season on law enforcement by downgrading an assault on a police officer from a felony to a misdemeanor.
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300 Texas teens exposed to coronavirus during ‘pong fest’
About 300 teens were exposed to the coronavirus during a recent “pong fest” in Texas, during which several of them were awaiting test results and some have since found to be infected, according to reports. The high school students attended the party near Lakeway in Travis County on June 20 while a number of them...
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Fireworks and hand sanitizer could make for dangerous combination on July 4th
The world may have changed drastically over the last few months due to the pandemic, but the laws of combustion have not.
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Gang of Eight gets Russia bounty briefing amid confusion over Trump's role
Intelligence community heads are set to brief top congressional leaders on Thursday about the reports that Russia has offered militants in Afghanistan bounties for killing American soldiers, the highest-level briefing for members of Congress on the matter so far. 
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