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Amy Schumer’s husband, Chris Fischer, is uncircumcised, says pal Jake Gyllenhaal
Expect lots of intimate moments in "Expecting Amy."
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Take it from the Wizards: Redskins name change won’t make everyone happy
Former Bullets executive says fans would have warmed to a new name sooner if Wizards had enjoyed more on-court success.
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Hollywood production craters as coronavirus halts most filming
Movie and TV production screeched to a halt last quarter as stay-at-home orders brought filming to a standstill in Tinseltown, according to a new report. Unsurprisingly, production in Los Angeles plummeted 97.8 percent, to just 194 shooting days, compared with the April to June year-ago period, a FilmLA study said. The stark report, which called...
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Disney+ Sets ‘Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes On You’ Special with Robin Roberts
The virtual special premieres exclusively on Disney+ tomorrow, July 10.
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US targets Chinese officials for Xinjiang human rights abuses
The Trump administration has taken action against Chinese officials for their involvement in human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region, where Uyghur Muslims and other minority groups have been detained and tortured.
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UC Berkeley ties dozens of new coronavirus cases to campus Greek parties
Officials at the University California, Berkeley are worried that their hopes to bring students back to campus in the fall won't go as planned after the school confirmed 47 new coronavirus cases in just one week.
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Study shows ancient contact between Polynesian and South American peoples
WASHINGTON – New genetic research shows that there was mingling between ancient native peoples from Polynesia and South America, revealing a single episode of interbreeding roughly 800 years ago after an epic transoceanic journey. The question of such contact – long hypothesized in part based on the enduring presence in Polynesia of a staple food...
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Jimmy Kimmel producing ESPN documentary on 1986 Mets
ESPN is producing a multi-part documentary series on the legendary 1986 Mets World Series run, with never-before-seen footage from one of the most memorable baseball seasons in New York, ESPN Films announced Thursday. The documentary will be produced by Jimmy Kimmel and Sal “Cousin Sal” Iacono, among others. “This one is going to be a...
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Man confesses secrets to wife in coronavirus-triggered manic episode
The coronavirus may have triggered a bizarre manic episode in which a patient envisioned his life “like a TV show,” touched nurses “inappropriately” and confessed to his wife that he’d had sex with men, according to a case study. The 41-year-old man had been in London’s St. Thomas Hospital with COVID-19 for 10 days when...
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Nashville expelled from MLS tournament after nine players test positive for coronavirus
Major League Soccer pulls a second team from its MLS Is Back tournament, expelling Nashville SC after 9 players tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Duckworth demands more details on Russian bounties on US troops
Sen. Tammy Duckworth is demanding more details about Russian bounties that were offered to the Taliban to kill US troops in Afghanistan and sent a new letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday voicing her frustration with the information provided by the Pentagon to date.
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Some People Agree To Disagree Over What's Safe During The Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic requires people to weigh risks and make choices about their activities. But there can be problems when a choice conflicts with what the people around us decide to do.
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Nashville SC second team forced out of MLS tournament over coronavirus
The MLS is Back tournament is down a second team after Nashville SC was withdrawn due to nine positive coronavirus tests. On Tuesday, five Nashville players were diagnosed with COVID-19, days after the team’s July 3 arrival. The positive tests leave the MLS tournament with just 24 teams after FC Dallas was forced out when...
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How drive-ins and 'virtual cinemas' became a lifeline for indie films during the pandemic
Drive-ins had no big-budget movies to show. Indie film distributors had no indoor theaters to screen in. How necessity, and a pandemic, brought them together.
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Jacksonville Attorneys File Lawsuit to Stop Republican National Convention
Several attorneys in Jacksonville, Florida, teamed up to file a lawsuit to stop the Republican National Convention from taking place there in August.
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Ex-NFL player Emmanuel Acho on DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic posts: Cancel culture 'doesn't allow room for growth'
Emmanuel Acho, a former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker and current co-host of FOX Sports’ “Speak For Yourself,” said Wednesday that cancel culture wasn’t going to help DeSean Jackson after his anti-Semitic social media.
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Public relations firms that worked for Jho Low got coronavirus loans
A pair of PR firms that represented Jho Low — the party-boy fugitive at the center of a Malaysian bribery scandal — has snagged hefty coronavirus relief loans, records show. Reevemark — a crisis-management shop on Madison Avenue that raked in $1.3 million last year handling press inquiries and running an Instagram account on Low’s...
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Man catches child falling from burning building
Dramatic bystander video shows the boy fall from the third floor and drop into Phillip Blanks' arms.
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Samsung joins Apple in ditching free chargers with new phones
Apple’s biggest rival is following its lead in not including a power adapter with its upcoming phones. Samsung will no longer give customers a complimentary charging brick when they buy a new phone beginning next year, according to Korea’s ETNews. The world’s biggest smartphone maker is making the switch because many customers have power adapters...
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Philippines, Uganda are using Covid-19 to oppress citizens
Corrupt governments around the world are using coronavirus to crackdown on political opposition and curtail human rights. CNN's Arwa Damon speaks to an LGBT rights lawyer in Uganda, a Filipino activist, and a Hungarian journalist who say their governments are using the pandemic as a cover to abuse their power.
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UFC taps John Castaneda to replace Umar Nurmagomedov, will fight Nathaniel Wood on 'Fight Island'
Nathaniel Wood won't be fighting Umar Nurmagomedov on UFC 'Fight Island' – but he'll still be fighting.       Related StoriesKamaru Usman shuts down claim that he asked Jorge Masvidal for a photo in 2015: 'He was a nobody'Gym: Alexander Romanov was removed from UFC 251 due to positive COVID-19 testsUFC 251 pre-event facts: Is this the best title-fight triple header in UFC history? 
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Clinicians bracing for mental health impact amid reopening reversals
Many mental health experts have described clients’ increasing anxiety and depression amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, with many states pausing or rolling back reopenings, clinicians now worry about worsening episodes given mistrust, fear of the unknown and a perceived false sense of hope.
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Bill de Blasio plaints Black Lives Matter street mural outside Trump Tower
Mayor Bill de Blasio brought Black Lives Matter right to Donald Trump's New York doorstep.
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Mississippi officials explore removal of formerly segregated water fountains
A group of county supervisors in Mississippi are exploring the steps necessary to remove two once-segregated water fountains.
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Lil Baby vs. DaBaby: Tale of the tape of 2020’s hottest rappers
There’s been lots of Baby love going around this year. And it’s been all for Lil Baby and DaBaby.
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DOJ says Roger Stone’s prison sentence shouldn’t be delayed
The Justice Department won’t stand in the way of Roger Stone, a longtime political ally of President Trump, reporting to federal prison next week, according to a report. Stone, convicted of lying to Congress and obstructing the Russia investigation, appealed to a federal appeals court to delay his prison term until September because of the...
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Tiger Woods to play at Memorial in first event since golf's return
Tiger Woods is returning to PGA Tour play.
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Airline passengers are finding 'creative ways' to remove masks, American pilot says
An American Airlines pilot says it's hard to enforce their mask policy without a federal mandate and wants FAA and DOT chiefs to see for themselves.        
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Make this grilled peach toast
Try this summer recipe for a sweet and savory vegan treat.       
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Surprise! A movie starring Zendaya and John David Washington was made in quarantine
"Euphoria" showrunner Sam Levinson has completed production on "Malcolm & Marie," a movie starring Zendaya and John David Washington, entirely in quarantine.
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Lack Of Unity Is A Bigger Threat Than Coronavirus, WHO Chief Says In Emotional Speech
"How is it difficult for humans to unite and fight a common enemy that is killing people indiscriminately?" WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asks.
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Black Trans Lives Matter: The LGBTQ fight comes to Hollywood
Representation in Hollywood isn't just about race. This week Lisa France takes a closer look at Halle Berry reversing her decision to consider an upcoming role as a transgender man.
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Victims share horror stories in first look at ‘Surviving Jeffrey Epstein’ show
A trailer for Lifetime's two-night special "Surviving Jeffrey Epstein" has been exclusively shared with The Post.
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Shannon Beador’s ex-husband, David Beador, expecting a baby with fiancée
He proposed to Lesley Cook in January.
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The game industry's existential quest for a better, more inclusive space
Allegations of sexual, emotional and professional abuse have pulled the curtain back on a game industry that has struggled to mature beyond its boyish and boorish stereotypes.
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We Don’t Need to Destroy the Global Economy to Save the Planet. Instead, We Can Strengthen Both
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says we must not let the fight against climate change become a partisan issue
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Police arrest five people in connection to rapper Pop Smoke's death
The Los Angeles Police Department announced Thursday that they've arrested five individuals in relation to the February death of rapper Pop Smoke.        
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Julian Edelman wants to have 'uncomfortable conversations' with DeSean Jackson
The Patriots' Julian Edelman invited the Eagles' DeSean Jackson to visit the Holocaust Museum with him after Jackson published an anti-Semitic post.
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Dolly Parton, Lil Nas X, Gabrielle Union, and more will attend virtual GLAAD Media Awards
The annual GLAAD Media Awards will be held virtually for the first time on July 30.
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What’s in the Biden-Sanders unity platform? Halt on deportations, $15 minimum wage, reparations
A task force set up by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., this week released a broad array of policy recommendations for the party’s convention platform — part of an effort to find common ground between the party's center and its left flank.
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Prince Andrew emerges for first time since Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest
Prince Andrew was spotted in England this week for the first time since Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest, according to reports. The royal was photographed driving off in a black Range Rover from his estate in the town Windsor, where he’s been hiding out since his former pal was arrested on sex trafficking charges in New Hampshire...
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14-year-old boy charged with murder in D.C. shooting
The killing was part of a spate of violence in the region this month.
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The 1 big thing Donald Trump *still* doesn't get about the Supreme Court
President Donald Trump sees the world in a very black-and-white way: There are people who love him and people who don't. Or, put another way: There are people who are loyal to him and those who are always out to get him.
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Mitch McConnell says GOP convention may not happen amid COVID-19
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell broke with the White House on Thursday and said the coronavirus pandemic may scuttle plans for the Republican National Convention. “We will have to wait and see how things look in late August to determine whether or not we can safely convene that many people,” McConnell said in Kentucky. The...
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Amazon removes Washington Redskins merchandise from site
Several of the country's largest retailers have said they will stop selling merchandise featuring the team's name, which is considered a slur.
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Police respond to incident at Texas restaurant after UFC fighter allegedly hit man, used racial slurs
UFC fighter Mike Perry has not been arrested and no charges have been filed, but video showed him hitting a man and shouting racial slurs.       
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Here's how to get the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public beta
Apple is rolling out the public beta of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 on Thursday. We have a full (and lengthy) preview guide on both operating systems here, and now we're breaking down how to get the public beta on your iPhone or iPad.
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‘Unsolved Mysteries’ on Netflix: Everything You Need to Know About The Puzzling Case of Lena Chapin and Sandy Klemp
The final episode of Volume 1 delivered yet another chilling mystery.
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