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Dirty God van Sacha Polak op shortlist bij European Film Awards

De film Dirty God van Sacha Polak is een van de kanshebbers bij de European Film Awards, die op 7 december worden uitgereikt in Berlijn.
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UK might scrap their COVID-19 daily death count
The UK’s official COVID-19 daily death count could be scrapped following an investigation into Public Health England’s method of counting the toll, The Telegraph newspaper reported. The conclusions of the investigation, which was ordered by Health Secretary Matt Hancock after it emerged officials were “exaggerating” virus deaths, are expected this week, the newspaper said. One...
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Chicago's Magnificent Mile Erupts In Overnight Looting, Violence
Bridges were raised to limit access to downtown as chaos spread. Authorities say outrage over a police shooting prompted the looting, but that the "abject criminal behavior" was not part of a protest.
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College towns struggle during COVID pandemic
College towns emptied out in March -- and many will remain empty as learning shifts online. Gloria Betcher, a council member from Ames, Iowa, spoke to CBSN about how that hurts the economies of these unique places.
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Major explosion in Baltimore, adults and children trapped, reports say
A major explosion in Baltimore has left adults and children trapped, according to reports.
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Texas sees highest 7-day COVID positivity rate: ER doctor says 'we're not seeing signs' of surge ending
As the U.S. surpasses 5 million coronavirus cases, awaiting a vaccine and amid debates of sending kids back to schools, Texas emergency room physician Dr. Natasha Kathuria told "Fox & Friends" her state might see another surge in cases.
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Who is Katherine Zhu, PGA champ Collin Morikawa’s girlfriend?
Katherine Zhu has always been “proud” of boyfriend Collin Morikawa, long before the 23-year-old won the PGA Championship on Sunday. Last month, fellow golfer Zhu praised Morikawa on social media after he captured the Workday Charity Open and Barracuda Championship titles. “From playing US Amateur in college to winning two PGA Tour events. So freaking...
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Protests erupt in Beirut after deadly blasts
CBS News' Imtiaz Tyab reports on how hundreds have taken to the streets amid rising anger at the Lebanese government.
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‘The Wounds Are Still Fresh’
These front-line medical workers are struggling with what comes next.
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Philadelphia's weekend violence leaves man dead, 15 people hurt including 11-year-old children
One man has died and 15 other people are recovering from gunshot wounds Monday morning after another weekend of Philadelphia gun violence.
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Wuhan lab allows visit from US reporters to dispel COVID-19 rumors
The Chinese lab accused of being a potential source of COVID-19 has opened its doors to a US television crew — to insist “100 percent” that the deadly global pandemic did not originate there. NBC News said its crew spent almost five hours inside the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology that President Trump has suggested first...
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Disney World reduces hours after massive drop in revenue
It's taking a step back.
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Looting in downtown Chicago overnight
CNN's Polo Sandoval is on the streets of Chicago that were overrun with looters the previous night, showing the damage that was caused and the clean up effort the morning after.
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Coronavirus-induced equipment shortages led New York hospital to use garden hoses with ventilators: book
One New York hospital system is looking to acquire its own supply company after tough lessons learned amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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World donors demand change before money to rebuild Beirut
BEIRUT — World leaders and international organizations pledged nearly $300 million in emergency humanitarian aid to Beirut in the wake of the devastating explosion, but warned on Sunday that no money for rebuilding the capital will be made available until Lebanese authorities commit themselves to the political and economic reforms demanded by the people. Over...
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'Monumental temple complex' dating back to Iron Age discovered, researchers confirm
A "monumental temple complex" that dates back to the Iron Age and several buildings that housed the early kings of Ulster may be hidden underground at Navan Fort, according to a newly published study.
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Heather Morris posts tearful video about grieving late ‘Glee’ co-star Naya Rivera
The actress captioned her heartfelt video, “You are not alone.”
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‘Fargo’ Season 4 Will Finally Premiere in September
Episodes of Fargo Season 4 will be available to stream the next day on Hulu.
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Country singer Kane Brown got lost on his own property
The cops had to rescue him.
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The most ridiculous foods that bars are serving to comply with Cuomo’s mandate
Would you like some Lunchables with that martini?
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Over 100 arrested, 13 officers injured after Chicago crowds clash with police in what mayor calls 'straight up' crime
It wasn't immediately clear what led to the unrest, but hours earlier dozens clashed with police after officers shot and wounded a person Sunday.       
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Woman who ripped her eyes out while on meth gets prosthetics
A South Carolina woman who gouged her eyes out during a meth-induced psychotic episode in which she thought she could save the world has received a pair of prosthetic eyeballs that make her “appear more normal to the outside world,” according to a report. Kaylee Muthart, of Anderson, was 20 when she ripped out her...
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Southwest Airlines flight attendant escorts rescue puppy 2,000 miles to new home
What a fairy-tail ending.
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Chicago Top Cop: We're Coming for Looters, over 100 Arrests Already
During a Monday morning press conference Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown stressed that his officers are coming after looters and that 100 arrests have already been made related to the violence and destruction that happened overnight in the Windy City.
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Crosley Green's decadeslong fight to prove innocence complicated by COVID-19
A 62-year-old man who has been fighting for his freedom for decades is now facing a new hurdle -- a coronavirus outbreak at his prison. Crosley Green's murder conviction was overturned in 2018, and his attorneys have filed an emergency motion for his release. Erin Moriarty reports on the case, which she has been following for more than 20 years.
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Woman refuses to wear mask at Long Island supermarket, hurls vicious insults at employee enforcing rule
Clean up in the frozen foods section.
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Antonio Banderas tests positive for coronavirus
Antonio Banderas says he has tested positive for coronavirus.
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Florida homeowner utilized Second Amendment right when he killed intruder: sheriff
A homeowner was “utilizing his Second Amendment right to protect himself and his family” when he shot dead a man who broke into his home with a gun, a Florida sheriff said.
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Do Teeter or Colby Die in ‘Yellowstone’ Season 3?
Don't leave us hanging like that, Yellowstone?
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Air passenger traffic is down 75% but TSA found 3 times the rate of guns it did in July last year
Despite a sharp decrease in air travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Transportation Security Administration said the rate of guns found per passenger screened at airport security checkpoints last month was up three times over last year's figure.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden could pick a running mate at any point this week
Former Vice President Joe Biden joked to reporters that he has picked his Democratic presidential running mate. The highly anticipated announcement of his pick awaits. Ed O'Keefe reports.
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‘She Dies Tomorrow’ Will Validate Your Pandemic Anxiety
The not-quite horror film from Amy Seimetz is a strangely comforting depiction of fear.
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How one company started Nigeria's noodles craze
Long-term commitments are often a multinational corporation's biggest challenge when it comes to expanding successfully overseas. CNN's Eleni Giokos connects with Tolaram Group-West Africa's CEO, Pawan Sharma, to analyze the Singapore based company's success in West Africa.
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GOP senator subpoenas FBI director for docs on Russia probe, Bidens
Senator Ron Johnson is seeking all records related to the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
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Health Secretary Alex Azar praises Taiwan’s coronavirus response
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, the highest US official to visit Taiwan in four decades, heaped praise on the island nation’s president for its response to the coronavirus pandemic, as Chinese fighter jets flew into the Taiwan Strait. “Taiwan’s response to COVID-19 has been among the most successful in the world, and that...
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Foot Locker is booming as people spend their stimulus on sneakers
Consumers have more money in their pockets thanks to government stimulus checks — and apparently many are using it at malls and online to buy new sneakers, which is good news for Foot Locker.
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Steph Curry crashes Collin Morikawa press conference with caddie offer
Steph Curry has his latest plan to align himself with greatness. After Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship on Sunday, Curry found a way into his press conference and jokingly offered to serve as the new young star’s caddie in his time off. “I’m free for the next three months if you need a caddie...
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Will Smith has fans thinking Jason Derulo knocked his teeth out
Will Smith appears to have had his front teeth knocked out by none other than Jason Derulo.
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Beirut explosion death toll surpasses 200 as third Lebanese minister resigns
The death toll in Beirut has climbed to at least 200 people, as a third Cabinet member resigned on Monday following the devastating explosion that swept across the Lebanese capital last week.    
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Dutch officials say 60% of airline 'nuisance incidents' now involve passengers refusing to wear masks
Remember the good ol’ days when the only thing airlines needed to worry about were drunken in-flight brawls?
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Debra Messing opens up about struggling with body image during 'Will & Grace'
Looking back on her time with "Will & Grace," Debra Messing says she realizes she put her health and wellbeing at risk for the sake of looking thin.        
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Apple goes after meal-prep company Prepear over its ‘similar’ logo
Apple has objected to a fledgling meal-prep company’s new pear logo, arguing that the fruity design is too similar to the iPhone maker’s famous mark. Apple filed a legal objection after a meal-planning startup called Super Healthy Kids attempted to register a trademark for a new app called Prepear, which is designed to let users...
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Halle Berry channels ‘Die Another Day’ character Jinx in orange bikini
One a Bond girl, always a Bond girl.
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More teens in Michigan test positive for COVID-19 after proms and parties as schools nationwide begin reopening
More younger people testing positive for COVID-19 in Michigan, spots across United States and world. WHO leader: "Young people are not invincible."       
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Beijing’s Doublespeak in Hong Kong
As Hong Kong began to absorb the gravity of a new national-security law forced upon it by Beijing, Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, told a reporter that the city’s residents needn’t worry. The city’s Basic Law, its mini-constitution, she said last month, “clearly stated” that the “people of Hong Kong should be able to continue to enjoy the freedom of speech, freedom of press, of publications, protest, assembly and so on.” Lam was reiterating what she had told the United Nations a day earlier.But today, Jimmy Lai, a media tycoon who runs the popular prodemocracy newspaper Apple Daily, was arrested at his home and perp-walked by police through his own newsroom, his hands handcuffed behind his back as dozens of officers swarmed the building, rummaging through files and reporters’ desks. Lai was detained, along with at least nine others, on allegations that he breached the national-security law by colluding with foreign forces, police said. The charge carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.Lam’s statements—and the Hong Kong government’s actions—during the height of the city’s prodemocracy protests last year struck those supportive of the movement as half-measures that came too late to defuse the political crisis at best, and arrogant and uncaring at worst. But with the national-security law in place, her words have at times appeared completely unmoored from the realties unfolding here. Lai’s arrest thus served a dual purpose, at once confirming the worst fears about the national-security law’s impact on Hong Kong’s long tradition of maintaining a free press, and offering the latest instance in which Lam’s public remarks seem utterly empty. “This is an outrageous assault on press freedom, on a number of levels,” Keith Richburg, the director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong and a former Hong Kong and Beijing bureau chief for The Washington Post, told me as the arrest unfolded.The arrest is also an accelerant to the rapid erosion of trust between Hong Kong’s leaders and its people. Last year, as police deployed heavy-handed tactics to quell street protests, trust in the force, once unironically dubbed “Asia’s Finest,” plummeted. A similar popular distrust has grown towards Hong Kong’s government, thanks in large part to Lam’s continuous doublespeak, her top officials’ unquestioning support, and Beijing’s hostile maneuvers. This distrust is now corrosively permeating the court system, the justice department, and the business community, weakening the territory’s core foundations and international appeal, to say nothing of the safety of its residents.The new law has “worsened the trust deficit,” Surya Deva, an associate professor at the City University of Hong Kong’s law school, told me. It is, he added, “becoming clearer that the chief executive is mostly a front for Beijing authorities to operationalize their thinking.”[Read: A newsroom at the edge of autocracy]The erosion of the city’s rights and freedoms has proceeded at an alarming rate in recent weeks: Lam had, for example, unequivocally declared that the national-security law would not be retroactive, allowing, she said, the territory to have a fresh, conflict-free start, only weeks before a dozen prodemocracy candidates were barred from partaking in an election due next month. Officials responsible for screening the candidates often cited candidates’ public comments and months-old social-media posts, made before the national-security law existed, as evidence that they would not do their duty in upholding it or the Basic Law more broadly. Tiffany Yuen, one of those disqualified, told me that the evidence against her included an Instagram post from January, six months before the law was unveiled, of a popular protest slogan, which she had not deleted until she was warned to do so by an official. Her reluctance to remove the post, the official reviewing her application wrote in rejecting her, was evidence “that the candidate has never wanted to dissociate from her political stance, that is, to overthrow the current Government or to advocate the separation” of Hong Kong from China. “This whole thing is definitely a witch hunt,” Yuen said.Then last week, Lam sat flanked by senior officials in her administration to tell Hong Kongers what most of them already knew: The election would be postponed. Delaying the polls for two weeks at a time could be viewed as an abuse of power, Lam said, invoking instead a colonial-era ordinance to postpone them for an entire year. She blamed the delay on Hong Kong’s coronavirus outbreak, which is already showing early signs of improvement. It was the second such time she has needed to rely on the drastic piece of legislation to move forward her agenda. Immediately, prodemocracy advocates and Western governments leapt at the decision, calling it an effort to further curb the city’s limited democratic freedoms under the guise of pandemic safety. Leaders’ words, in times of crisis, are ideally meant to reassure and calm their populations; Lam’s words most often have the opposite effect. (Beijing also clearly doesn’t trust Lam, who was sanctioned by the U.S. last week, along with 10 others for restricting freedoms in Hong Kong and undermining the city’s autonomy, to govern effectively without overt guidance from above. The young activists disqualified from running in the election see the Legislative Council—Hong Kong’s mini-parliament, which functions with a limited degree of suffrage—merely as a prop in an elaborate role-playing game, better used as a platform for protest than a forum for lawmaking and governance.)(PHILIP FONG / AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES)If Lam is leading the effort to undermine Hong Kong’s unique story, perhaps no one embodies that story more than Lai. After fleeing the mainland during his youth, he worked his way up through the garment industry, eventually founding the clothing retailer Giordano. Indeed, if not for his political leanings, he would be held up by the government to illustrate the "Lion Rock spirit,” the sense of community and perseverance ascribed to the hardworking Hong Kongers who helped propel the city’s global rise. Rather than use his wealth and position to cultivate a cozy relationship with Beijing, as most of the city’s business elite did, Lai instead donated money and clothing to the prodemocracy movement. He was deeply affected by the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, telling The New York Times Magazine that year that he no longer focused on making money just for the sake of it: “Now I make money with an ideal.” Lai eventually built a prodemocracy media business that spans Hong Kong and Taiwan, and more recently, the septuagenarian has often been seen marching alongside demonstrators a quarter his age.During the protest movement last year, Lai also met with senior U.S. officials in Washington, including Vice President Mike Pence, incensing Beijing and its backers in Hong Kong, who insist the protests were funded and fomented from abroad. His activism has for years made him a persistent target of Chinese state media, leading to harassment and significant financial costs, including being forced to sell his clothing business. When asked during a Facebook Live chat this month about the government’s targeting of overseas activists with the new law, he presciently warned, “I think they will continue to censor people they consider detrimental to the [Chinese Communist Party’s] international standing.” Lai is unlikely to be granted bail.[Read: Hong Kong is a colony once more]The Public Opinion Research Institute, an independent polling outfit, found last month that about 60 percent of Hong Kongers surveyed distrust the Hong Kong government. Though their trust in the central authorities had enjoyed a period of increase from 1997 to 2008, since then, it has continuously declined, says Christoph Steinhardt, an assistant professor in the department of East Asian studies at the University of Vienna, who has studied the relationship between Hong Kong identity and government trust. “Beijing has seemingly decided that efforts to sway the population in Hong Kong have failed,” he told me. “Unfortunately, the period until 2008 shows that this is not true, but that is a message Beijing cannot or does not want to hear.”Closer to home, the lack of trust has come into sharper focus in recent weeks. The city’s head of public prosecutions resigned last month, saying he had been sidelined from cases involving the national-security law, and writing in an email that he could no longer work with the justice secretary, Teresa Cheng. Cheng joined Lam on the U.S. sanctions list, along with the current and former police commissioners. While the government has dismissed the “so-called” sanctions as meaningless, they put Hong Kong officials among the ranks of military chiefs accused of genocide and the heads of narco militias. International banks, which underpin the city’s status as a finance center and gateway to China, have become skittish of the law and of getting caught between Washington and Beijing. Deva said that statements from Hong Kong and Beijing do not give foreign companies operating in the city “any confidence that the law will target only an ‘extremely small minority of illegal and criminal acts and activities,’” as the government has insisted. This, he said, would further imperil Hong Kong’s reputed judicial independence from mainland China and, in turn, its status as an international financial center. “While the chief executive continues to assert that all decisions are being taken strictly in accordance with ‘one country, two systems,’ no objective observer is willing to buy this narrative,” Deva told me, referencing the manner under which the city was supposed to be governed by China until 2047.Lam is perhaps growing wise to the blatant contradictions in her words and actions. When she was asked how the government would address the legislative vacuum caused by the postponement of the Legislative Council session, Lam said she believed that the current session should be continued, but quickly added that this was only her personal opinion. Ultimately, she admitted, it would be up to Beijing to decide how things are handled.
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'AGT': As Simon Cowell sits out, germophobe Howie Mandel talks 'moon'-like COVID-19 rules for live shows
Germ-averse judge Howie Mandel says 'AGT' set is safe, but "other-worldly." And Simon Cowell sits out this week after breaking his back on a bike.        
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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot issues warning to downtown looters: 'We are coming for you'
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot slammed looters and rioters who descended upon the downtown area early Monday morning.
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Takeaways from Clippers' loss to Nets: Three-point defense needs to improve
The Clippers have struggled against three-point shooting since the NBA season restarted, and the Brooklyn Nets exploited that weakness Sunday.
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Graham Crackers Were Invented to Curb Sexual Appetite
We’re not kidding. Sylvester Graham, a minister, created the Graham cracker in an attempt to rid Americans of their greed and lust. He thought the American diet led to sexual urges, which had to be curtailed. With his bland cracker, Graham created a diet trend and even gained a cult-like following. Ah, if only he knew what graham crackers would become: the foundation for s’mores.
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