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Hugh Downs, longtime TV personality, dies at 99
Hugh Downs' career stretched back to the birth of television.
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European police crack encrypted phones network, arrest hundreds in major cyber sting
European police delivered a major blow to organized crime after cracking an encrypted communications network, allowing them to covertly watch "over the shoulder” of criminals in real time as they planned drug trafficking, arms sales, assassinations and torture, officers announced Thursday.
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Bradford, NH: Everything to know about where Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested
Investigators had been “keeping tabs” on Maxwell, including at her new secret country home, “for some time,” FBI Special Agent William Sweeney said.
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Andy Puzder: Signs of a 'V'-shaped recovery — a welcome bounce back in economy
Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Jay Powell admitted we have experienced a welcome “bounce back in economic activity,” and “have done so sooner than expected.”
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Nearly 90 percent of coronavirus patients saw improved taste, smell after 4 weeks, study says
A new study reports that nearly 90 percent of COVID-19 patients saw an improvement or complete resolution of impairment after four weeks.
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How Black Lives Matter transformed the Fourth of July
Black Lives Matter protests since George Floyd's death have finally given millions of Americans renewed language to discuss the messy reality of a nation in the grips of structural racism -- imbuing this July 4 with new meaning about what it means to be an American, says Peniel Joseph.
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CHOP businesses, protesters react after CHOP taken away
Businesses and local residents on Wednesday expressed relief after Seattle police cleared out an “occupied” protest area known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP, while protesters vowed they will continue to put pressure on city leaders to meet their demands.
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I was fired from my job because my kids were noisy during calls on lockdown
"It was so heartless. I felt degraded as a mother."
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Video shows cops laughing as they shoot protesters with rubber bullets
Florida cops laughed and celebrated shooting protesters with rubber bullets during a George Floyd rally in May, newly released body camera footage shows. “Beat it, little f–ker,” Detective Zachary Baro, the leader of a Fort Lauderdale Police Department SWAT team unit, can be heard saying in the video, which was obtained by The Miami Herald....
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Health official is threatening patients with subpoenas. Here's why
CNN's Kate Bolduan talks to a New York health commissioner about the great lengths she has taken to get contact tracers to comply with Covid-19 case investigators.
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Fact-checking Trump's references to the anti-police chant 'pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon'
As President Donald Trump criticizes "Black Lives Matter," he and his team keep bringing up an eight-word protest chant that has been highlighted repeatedly by conservative Fox News personalities.
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Supreme Court to hear case on religious art taken by Nazis
The Supreme Court announced Thursday that they will hear a case brought by the descendants of German Jewish art dealers who claim their family members were forced to sell 
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Facebook and Instagram will alert users to wear masks as coronavirus cases surge
Amid criticism it is not doing enough to help combat the coronavirus pandemic, Facebook said it would start showing alerts to both users of the main app as well as Instagram to wear face coverings.
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As coronavirus surge continues, L.A. unveils color-coded system to assess infection risk
The new tool was released as Los Angeles, like many areas in California and the U.S., continues to see distressing spikes in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.
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Kids stuck at home interrupt parents' live interviews on BBC and Sky News
Kids adorably interrupted their mothers' live interviews for BBC and Sky News this week.
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Jeffrey Epstein's associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested on recruiting child sex victims
Ghislaine Maxwell, longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested as part of the continuing federal inquiry into the child sex trafficking.        
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Hugh Downs, an indefatigable TV host, dies at 99
Downs, who won Emmys for his work on "Concentration," "Today" and "Over Easy," began his long run on ABC's award-winning "20/20" in 1978
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One Way the Courts Can Prove Black Lives Matter
Overturning this little-known Supreme Court decision could help end institutional racism.
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Costco to cut senior shopping hours to twice a week
Sorry, shoppers.
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Man who beheaded US journalist Daniel Pearl, 3 others linked to crime will remain in jail – for now
Four men who were sentenced to life in prison for the death of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl but then were later exonerated, will remain in prison for three more months, officials said Thursday.
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NIH 'optimistic' COVID-19 vaccine by end of 2020
Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health said Thursday that "we are all optimistic" that the Trump administration's vaccine-acceleration program will produce a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19 by year end. (July 2)       
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Coronavirus forced feds to delay Ghislaine Maxwell arrest: sources
Federal authorities knew for months where alleged Jeffrey Epstein madame Ghislaine Maxwell was hiding out — but couldn’t arrest her in an underage sex-trafficking scheme until Thursday thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, law-enforcement sources told The Post. Investigators spent months tracking the movements of Maxwell, 58, and knew that she used an LLC to mask...
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Some States To Out-Of-Towners: If You Come Visit, Plan To Quarantine For Two Weeks
The 14-day quarantine rule — which in some areas carries fines of up to $10,000 — is meant to help contain the spread of COVID-19, but enforcement varies from state to state.
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Vanilla Ice postpones 4th of July 2020 concert due to COVID-19
This concert's on ice, ice, baby.
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‘SNL’s infamous ‘cue card guy’ Wally Feresten launches side hustle
For 30 years, Wally Feresten has been writing and holding the off-camera script cards on "SNL"
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Willie Nelson celebrates July 4 with virtual picnic, new LP
Like many musicians, Willie Nelson would love to be on the road again.
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Gang of Eight briefed by intelligence chiefs on Russia bounty allegations
The country's top intelligence officials on Thursday held a classified briefing with congressional leaders amid demands for more information on the reports that Russian agents offered Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan thousands of dollars in bounties for killing American troops.
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New Jersey casinos reopen amid pandemic
Five of Atlantic City's casinos reopened Thursday with anti-virus measures in place. (July 2)       
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US companies must avoid Chinese forced labor from Uighur camps: Pompeo
The Trump administration is advising US companies against doing business with Chinese suppliers that use forced labor from Uighur Muslims, a minority ethnic group being forcibly detained in concentration camps in China. In an advisory issued Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited the Chinese Communist Party ramping up “its campaign of systematic repression of...
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Massachusetts city recognizes polyamorous relationships in new domestic partnership ordinance
A left-leaning Massachusetts city has declared it will recognize polyamorous relationships following a unanimous City Council vote, according to reports Wednesday.
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High-tech glove can translate sign language with 99 percent accuracy
Bioengineers at UCLA have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time with a smartphone app.
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Penn Badgley reveals he did a lot of drugs in his early 20s
The "You" actor didn't have to research the LSD trip on season two.
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Herman Cain hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19
Former 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has tested positive for coronavirus and is receiving treatment in an Atlanta-area hospital. CNN's Jeremy Diamond tells us more.
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USC says most undergraduate classes will be online for fall semester
A surge in coronavirus cases in the Los Angeles region has prompted the University of Southern California to drop plans to have undergraduate students back in the classroom and instead offer most classes online.
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Former Bush officials unite to support Biden over Trump
"Our democracy is at stake," the group says.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Big Dogs’ On Amazon Prime And Tubi, About Taxi-Driving Cops And Swanky Drug Dealers In A Crumbling New York
Unsupervised cops in taxis investigate drug dealers in this neo-noir thriller overstuffed with a ton of characters.
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US DOJ: Would like Prince Andrew to talk Epstein
British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested by the FBI on Thursday on charges she helped procure underage sex partners for financier Jeffrey Epstein. (July 2)       
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California should double its coronavirus testing to control outbreak, Harvard scientists say
California must double the number of tests in order to contain its recent surge of coronavirus cases, Harvard University recently said. 
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Mila Kunis praises Ashton Kutcher for being a ‘fantastic’ teacher while homeschooling kids
Mila Kunis says husband Ashton Kutcher is the better teacher to their two kids.
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Alabama students held COVID-19 parties, officials say
"The one thing that we have seen over the last few weeks is parties going on throughout the county ... where students or kids would come in with known positives," the fire department chief said.
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The fastest-growing black hole in the universe has a massive appetite
The fastest-growing black hole in the universe is 34 billion times the mass of our sun and feasts on a meal the equivalent of our sun each day, according to a new study.
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Feds reveal Ghislaine Maxwell’s wealth — and how she used it to hide
Details of Maxwell's cushy, transient lifestyle were laid out in a 10-page detention memo filed Thursday, hours after Jeffrey Epstein's longtime confidant was busted on federal sex abuse charges.
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Pence tells 'family story' to naturalized citizens
Vice President Mike Pence welcomed 16 new American citizens at a naturalization ceremony Thursday as he recounted a story about his grandfather arriving to America from Ireland in 1923. (July 2)       
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‘Fallout’ Series in the Works at Amazon From ‘Westworld’s Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan
The Fallout adaptation is the first major project under the duo's new overall deal with Amazon Prime Video.
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Stimulus check: Do you have to pay tax on the money?
Questions abound about the stimulus checks and taxes. Read on to learn how it will impact your tax situation.
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Unemployed Americans turn to food banks in record numbers
Millions of out of work Americans are struggling with food insecurity. Low-income communities are especially hard hit. CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich reports.
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Massachusetts detective fired over ‘hurtful’ anti-cop instagram post
A Massachusetts police detective who posted a photo of her niece at a Black Lives Matter protest — holding a sign that advocated shooting police officers — has been fired, according to a new report. Rookie Springfield detective Florissa Fuentes — who had just joined the department last year — was fired last month, weeks...
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