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Chicago homicides increase 50 percent in 2020, 139 percent in July alone, data shows

Chicago saw a dramatic increase in homicides and shootings in the first seven months of 2020 and a particularly remarkable increase in July, reflecting a growing trend in the U.S. that raised questions about potential police reform in major cities.
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Journalists have died for their reporting in Indian-administered Kashmir. But since last year, few dare to print the truth
Almost one year after the start of the communications blackout, some are questioning whether an independent press in Jammu and Kashmir is possible at a time when readers need it most.
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Officials blame ammonium nitrate for Beirut blast as death toll continues to rise
The death toll from a massive blast that rocked Beirut Tuesday has risen to at least 78 people — with officials blaming a shipment of ammonium nitrate that sat in a warehouse since 2013 for the deadly explosion that also injured nearly 4,000. The Lebanon defense council declared the port area of the country’s capital...
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Nurse who spent 117 days in the hospital with Covid-19 says 'it feels great to be alive'
Sharon Tapp, a nurse of 40 years, remembers going to the hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, with shortness of breath, and being taken care of right away, even from the parking lot.
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Clorox wipes won’t be fully restocked in stores until 2021
Clorox is wiped out. The company’s CEO said its iconic wipes won’t be fully restocked in stores until 2021 — after the coronavirus pandemic sent the demand for the disinfectant tissues skyrocketing. “Disinfecting wipes, which are the hottest commodity in the business right now, will probably take longer because it’s a very complex supply chain...
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Two-year-old hears for the first time after cochlear implants
A little girl from Kansas finally got to experience something most of us take for granted. Janet Shamlian has the story. 
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Kristin Cavallari reunites with ex Stephen Colletti for a picture
Kristin Cavallari and Stephen Colletti reunited for a photo -- and fans cannot contain their excitement. 
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Wall Street Journal editorial accuses teachers unions of using pandemic to commit 'political extortion'
Teachers unions across the country see the coronavirus pandemic as "an opportunity" to "squeeze more money from taxpayers and put their private and public charter school competition out of business," the Wall Street Journal editorial board charged in an op-ed published late Monday.
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Navy SEALs cut ties with museum over Colin Kaepernick video
After a video surfaced online of the Navy SEAL Museum using a Colin Kaepernick jersey as a prop during a K-9 demonstration at a fundraiser last year, the commander of the Navy SEALs came out and said that it will suspend its support of the museum.
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Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin leaves ice on stretcher after awkward collision
Toronto's Jake Muzzin was cross-checked by Columbus' Pierre-Luc Dubois and fell headfirst into the leg of Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorkstrand.        
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Chicago cop could be fired for lying about 19-year-old Black man's death
Six years after a Black teenager was shot and killed by Chicago police, one of the officers involved could lose his badge.
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Memphis Grizzlies' Jaren Jackson Jr. done for rest of play in bubble after tearing meniscus
Memphis Grizzlies big man Jaren Jackson Jr. has suffered a torn meniscus and will not play for the remainder of the team's time in the bubble.        
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Texas entrepreneur spent coronavirus relief on Lamborghini, strip clubs: USDOJ
A Texas businessman spent federal relief funds designed to help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic on a Lamborghini and strip clubs, authorities said Tuesday. 
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Coronavirus pandemic reduces parents’ spending on back-to-school clothes, items
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Deputies accused of being in secret societies cost L.A. County taxpayers $55 million, records show
Los Angeles County has paid out roughly $55 million in settlements since 1990 in civil cases involving allegations that sheriff's deputies belonged to a secret society, records show.
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More than 50% of the US population is now under the age of 40
It's official: millennials and those in the younger generations now make up more than half of the US population.
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Apple says it has no interest in buying TikTok
Apple has no interest in acquiring TikTok, the company said on Tuesday, denying a report by news website Axios from earlier in the day. Axios, citing sources outside Apple, earlier reported the iPhone maker has expressed interest in buying the ByteDance-owned firm. Microsoft is currently negotiating a deal to acquire the popular short-video app, with...
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Trump Calls Massive Explosion in Beirut Likely an ‘Attack’
The death toll currently stands at more than 70, with more than 3,000 others injured
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Primaries held in five states August 4
Voters in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington headed to the polls for state primaries, and many opted for mail-in voting due to concerns over the coronavirus. David Weigel, a national reporter for The Washington Post, joined CBSN to discuss the races on Tuesday.
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All the celebrities supporting Ellen DeGeneres during her show’s scandal
Kevin Hart, Nacho Figueras and others are stepping forward to defend the embattled talk show host.
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'Olympic athletes are dying:' Doc sheds light on suicide among Olympians
'Olympic athletes are dying:' Doc sheds light on suicide among Olympians       
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Olympian Jeremy Bloom talks about athlete friend's suicide in new doc
Olympian Jeremy Bloom talks about athlete friend's suicide in new doc       
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Astronauts on return to Earth in Dragon capsule
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley discuss their return to Earth, two days after returning from orbit on SpaceX's dragon capsule. (Aug. 4)       
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Phelps, Ohno, other Olympians open up about suicide, depression in new doc
Phelps, Ohno, other Olympians open up about suicide, depression in new doc       
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Hillary Clinton warns 'Republican sabotage' of USPS could be 'Trump strategy' for 2020 election
Hillary Clinton speculated that "sabotage" of the United States Postal Service (USPS) could become the "Trump strategy" in aiding his reelection victory in November. 
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Girl in famous surrogacy case dies at age 8
Seraphina Harrell, a little girl who received national attention because the surrogate who gave birth to her had refused to have an abortion, has died.
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Trump says U.S. coronavirus pandemic is "under control" despite rising death toll
In a recent interview with Axios on HBO, President Trump continues to say that the coronavirus is under control in the United States despite the surge of infections and deaths from the virus. Paula Reid reports.
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‘Doomsday’ dad Chad Daybell’s case can go ahead, judge rules
An Idaho judge ruled Tuesday that there is enough evidence to transfer “Doomsday” dad Chad Daybell’s Idaho case to a higher court for his role in the disappearance and death of his two stepchildren. “I find that there is probable or sufficient cause to believe the defendant Chad Daybell committed the offenses,” said Judge Farren...
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NIH launches possible COVID treatment by using monoclonal antibodies
U.S. pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly is collaborating with the National Institutes of Health on a lab-engineered treatment called monoclonal antibodies to stop the virus from spreading in the body. Dr. Jon LaPook has the latest in CBS News' "Racing to a Cure" series.
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Dem Senator walks out of Ted Cruz's Antifa hearing: 'I don't think you listen'
Tensions flared at a Senate hearing on Antifa when a top Democrat walked out of the chamber declaring she couldn't sit through Sen. Ted Cruz's rhetorical speeches any longer.
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Disney to Release ‘Mulan’ on Disney+, for an Additional $29.99
The Walt Disney Co. said that it will debut its live-action blockbuster on Sept. 4
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Debate continues over protecting students and educators from the coronavirus as infection cases rise
Schools nationwide are beginning to resume in-class learning, but parents are worried that the schools are not enforcing safety measures and that their children might get infected from the coronavirus. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
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UFC targets Brian Kelleher vs. Ricky Simon for Sept. 5 event
Brian Kelleher vs. Ricky Simon is in the works for September 5.       Related StoriesMeet 'The Monkey King:' DWCS 27's Jordan Leavitt doesn't fit the usual fighter moldUFC on ESPN+ 32 free fight: Aleksei Oleinik submits Maurice GreeneUFC on ESPN+ 32: Make your predictions for Derrick Lewis vs. Aleksei Oleinik 
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400,000 NYC families could lose homes as eviction pause lifts, federal aid stalls
As many as 400,000 families across New York City could end up in housing court as the coronavirus takes a toll on people’s health and finances. The legal actions could take place as the state’s eviction moratorium partially expires this week and negotiations in Washington over a new federal aid bill stalled. “We have to...
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French man beaten up with bats for asking laundromat patron to wear coronavirus face mask: Report
A French man said he was attacked with baseball bats at a laundromat last week after he asked someone to wear a coronavirus protective face mask, according to a Tuesday report.
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San Francisco warns residents not to drop guard even as coronavirus cases decline
Residents were urged to remain vigilant about face coverings and physical distancing, even as the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases have dropped.
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More than 70 killed, 3,000 wounded in Beirut explosions
More than 70 people are dead and 3,000 are wounded after two explosions shook the city of Beirut, Lebanon. The death toll has been rising by the hour, as investigators try to determine the cause. Chris Livesay reports.
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Graham Ivan Clark, teen mastermind of infamous Twitter hack, pleads not guilty
TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida teen identified as the mastermind of a scheme that gained control of Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to multiple counts of fraud. Graham Ivan Clark, 17, is accused of using the hijacked Twitter accounts to scam people around the world out...
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Kansas girl hears for the first time thanks to cochlear implants
Now, without her mom signing, Mavis understands and a trip to the park with her older brothers is a whole new world.
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Tornadoes leave trail of destruction along East Coast
At least 20 tornadoes have left a trail of destruction as Tropical Storm Isaias slammed into East Coast on Tuesday. Chip Reid reports.
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Lions say Matt Stafford's test was a false positive
The Detroit Lions removed Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list, saying he received a false-positive test result — and drawing the ire of the quarterback's wife toward the NFL.
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Trump says massive explosion in Beirut appears to be an attack but local officials are still investigating
Trump said the explosion appears to have been attack, a "bomb of some kind," rather than a manufacturing accident.       
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At least 4 people dead, dozens injured after Tropical Storm Isaias rips through the East Coast
At least 4 people are dead and dozens are injured after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped slammed the East Coast on Tuesday. The storm spawned at least 20 tornadoes, leaving millions without power. Mola Lenghi reports.
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Bellator 243 loses two fights from Friday's lineup in Connecticut
According to promotion officials, two fights have fallen off Friday's card at Mohegan Sun.       Related StoriesRelive some of Matt Mitrione's best highlights ahead of Bellator 243Bellator 243 pre-event facts: The many records of Michael ChandlerMeet 'The Monkey King:' DWCS 27's Jordan Leavitt doesn't fit the usual fighter mold 
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Ford turns to a 'car guy' to lead the company into the future
It's hard to imagine two people more different from one another than Jim Hackett, the departing CEO of Ford, and Jim Farley, his incoming replacement.
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‘Who’s The Boss’ sequel series with Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano coming
One of the most beloved television comedies is making a comeback.
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Disney to sell ‘Mulan’ on Disney+ for $30 as pandemic sinks sales
After reporting an eye-popping $5 billion loss, Disney said it will release “Mulan” directly to the Disney+ as it looks to its budding streaming service to carry it through the pandemic. Disney Chief Executive Bob Chapek on Tuesday told investors that the live-action version of its popular animated film from 1998 — originally scheduled to...
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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
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What the US government can do now to help fix testing problems
Why is coronavirus testing in the US still a debacle? CNN spoke to more than 20 testing experts including state health officials, testing labs, test suppliers, hospitals and industry insiders, and the overwhelming consensus is that a federal plan is needed to help fix it. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.
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