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Dodgers are stunned in the ninth in loss to Cubs

Dave Roberts called the pitch a “cement mixer,” which is baseball-speak for a breaking ball that spins but doesn’t really go anywhere.

This one, a cut-fastball, came out of Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen’s right hand in the ninth inning of Saturday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs and headed...


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Jets can rally around revitalized, accountable Le’Veon Bell
A word of advice to every player on the Jets’ 2020 roster: Follow Le’Veon Bell. If there’s one player on the Jets who had reason to come away from last season’s disappointment with excuses about why it went wrong, it was Bell, the seventh-year running back. — He hadn’t played in a year, having sat out...
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Widow of Harris staffer shares touching story about her
Beth Foster Gayle, the widow of Sen. Kamala Harris's former press secretary Tyrone Gayle, tells CNN's Anderson Cooper how Harris reacted to her husband's cancer diagnosis, and how she was there for him in his last days.
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US government fails to respond as anti-vaxxers spread lies on social media about coronavirus vaccine
While anti-vaxxers flood social media with lies about the upcoming coronavirus vaccine -- that it contains monkey brains, that it's a CIA plot to take over the world -- the government's multi-billion-dollar vaccine effort has yet to come up with a public education campaign to counteract that propaganda.
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Did Meghan and Harry buy in Montecito? Sources point to $14.65-million estate
Santa Barbara-area real estate sources believe Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were the buyers of a $14.65-million Montecito estate that sold off-market in June.
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Pennsylvania man confesses to killing both mothers of his children, police say
A Pennsylvania man is facing murder charges in the deaths of two women with whom he had fathered children.
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CNN Exclusive: Details, title and cover revealed for Bob Woodward's upcoming book on Trump
First it was fear, now it's rage.
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Fact Check: At briefings, Trump is settling into a routine of false claims and exaggeration
President Donald Trump keeps having afternoon news conferences. And he keeps using them to make the same false claims over and over. At Wednesday's edition, Trump repeated at least 12 false claims he's made before.
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Angelina Jolie concerned ‘something untoward’ is afoot in Brad Pitt divorce
At the heart of the issue is the relationship between Judge John W. Oudekirk and Pitt's attorneys Anne C. Kiley and Lance Spiegel.
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Colbie Caillat says she's leaving her country band Gone West
Colbie Caillat is moving on.
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500 homes under evacuation order as massive fire rips through LA County
Officials have ordered the evacuation of between 400 and 500 homes as a massive fire spreads quickly through Lake Hughes in Los Angeles County, according to local outlets. The blaze was first reported by the Los Angeles Fire Department around 6:30 p.m. eastern time Wednesday in the Angeles National Forest. The fire burned through the...
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Aww! Duchess Kate's brother James treats his dog like a royal in adorable summer PSA
James Middleton, younger brother to Duchess Catherine and Pippa Middleton, is giving his pooch the royal treatment in an important summertime PSA.       
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Richard Fowler: Biden-Harris will appeal to centrist and multiethnic voters, opening American Dream to all
In a strong and passionate first address to the American people as Biden’s running mate Wednesday, Harris laid out her story and made it clear she doesn’t belong to the progressive left, nor does she want to.
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Dallas superintendent wants teachers to return to classrooms this fall, with or without students
Teachers should return to their classrooms in the fall, with or without their students, the superintendent of schools in Dallas told "The Story" Wednesday.
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Big East cancels fall season with college sports reeling
St. John’s and Seton Hall backed the Big East’s decision to cancel its fall sports season Wednesday, a move that won’t affect basketball but further highlights the grim reality college sports face in the coronavirus era. Men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball and field hockey won’t take place in 2020, though...
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In 2009, CNN boss Jeff Zucker praised Kamala Harris as 'important' to the country
As Kamala Harris officially becomes Joe Biden's running mate, an old report about CNN president Jeff Zucker's past support for the California Democrat is raising eyebrows. 
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Carrie Severino: Kamala Harris Believed Tara Reade Until Her Campaign Died
Kamala Harris expressed belief in accusations of sexual assault against Joe Biden until her campaign failed, noted Carrie Severino
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Chicago PD launches looting video site to ID offenders
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Kamala Harris represents 'complete socialist takeover of Joe Biden,' Trump 2020 adviser Schlapp says
Joe Biden's choice of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate marks the "complete socialist takeover" of the presumptive Democratic nominee's campaign, Trump 2020 campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp told "The Story" Wednesday.
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QAnon hijacks #savethechildren hashtag: report
The New York Times on Wednesday accused followers of the right-wing group QAnon of hijacking the anti-human trafficking slogan "save the children," to push a political agenda on social media. 
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NCAA council recommends eligibility relief for athletes who lose seasons due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Unmasked crowd holds impromptu party on NYC bus
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Dana White reveals mutual interest in recent Floyd Mayweather talks: 'Floyd wants to fight'
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Airbnb Sues Guest Whose Sacramento Party Drew Gunfire Injuring 3
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Japan's first-ever hotel in a wooden castle breathes new life into fading rural town
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Japan's first-ever hotel in a wooden castle breathes new life into fading rural town
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Two Indianapolis cops charged with assault for violent arrests of protesters
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Greenland ice sheet claims life of renowned climate scientist
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The big mystery surrounding Aroldis Chapman’s coronavirus
Aroldis Chapman doesn’t know exactly when he will be ready to anchor the Yankees’ bullpen, but he has more information on that situation than he does about how he contracted the coronavirus that put him on the COVID-19 injured list to start the season. Chapman tested negative during the intake process but positive shortly after...
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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues face off in Round 1
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Jay Manuel’s satirical ‘America’s Next Top Model’ novel angers Tyra Banks
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Massive California brush fire erupts near Angeles National Forest
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NJ Gov. Murphy approves some schools to start with all-remote option
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Charlie Hurt describes 'uncanny' similarities between 2020, 2016 election polling: 'It's remarkable'
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Kamala Harris slammed by Rose McGowan for accepting past donations from Harvey Weinstein
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Behind closed doors: How Biden's team weighed the VP candidates
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Iranian forces commandeer tanker in Persian Gulf, Centcom says
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Pregnant California woman killed by alleged drunk driver
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8/12: Red and Blue
Biden and Harris make first appearance together; Dems demand U.S. Postal Service investigation
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Trump touts administration’s guidelines for reopening schools
President Trump touted his administration’s new guidelines for reopening schools Tuesday, saying the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stands ready to deploy teams to assist schools with safely reopening in the fall. 
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Official: Taiwan worried it will be the next Hong Kong
CNN's Paula Hancocks spoke to Taiwan Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu about the US Health Secretary Alex Azar's visit to Taiwan and the island's concerns about China.
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Prisoners for Peace: Trump Administration Mulls Releasing Taliban Drug Kingpin in Push for Afghan Peace Talks
In 2005, Taliban financier and Afghan drug lord Haji Bashir Noorzai flew from Dubai to New York City to strike a deal with American officials seeking peace with the Taliban. Or so he thought. It was a trap. DEA officials met him, and arrested him for his global heroin trafficking operations that had been funding…
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Trump praises GOP candidate despite her QAnon support
President Donald Trump praised a QAnon supporter who is on the verge of becoming a Republican member of Congress, tweeting that Marjorie Taylor Greene is "a real winner" after her primary victory. CNN's Manu Raju reports some Republicans who criticized her extreme and racist remarks are now supporting her.
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Administration proposes easing showerhead standards after Trump bemoans water flow
The US Department of Energy on Wednesday released a proposal to roll back water efficiency standards for showerheads, just days after President Donald Trump had publicly aired his water flow grievances, including an inability to wash his "beautiful hair properly."
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Biden says campaign raised $26 million in one day since Harris joined the ticket
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Wednesday evening that his campaign has raised $26 million in the 24 hours since he named Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate.
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More than half of Mumbai's slum residents might have had Covid-19. Here's why herd immunity could still be a long way off
Last month, researchers in one of India's largest cities made a surprising discovery. Of the nearly 7,000 blood samples taken from people in Mumbai's slums, 57% tested positive for coronavirus antibodies.
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States weigh reopening schools as coronavirus outbreaks spike
Parents, teachers and students are in limbo as the new school year begins.
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