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House panel votes to intensify Trump impeachment probe

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to intensify its investigation of Republican President Donald Trump on Thursday, as lawmakers edged closer to deciding whether to recommend his impeachment.
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Down for the count: Conor McGregor engaged to longtime love Dee Devlin
That ring is a total knockout!
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A dog has been mayor of this California town for 8 years
It’s a ruff job — but some dog’s got to do it! Max II, formally known as Maximus Mighty-Dog Mueller II, an adorable Golden Retriever, isn’t just an Instagram influencer, he’s the mayor of Idyllwild, California. And he’s got important business. “We Mayors of Idyllwild all just got to go to the Dairy Queen, and...
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Chinese fleet fishing near Galapagos protected waters, allegedly falsifying GPS location
The fleet has operated for weeks in the area, possibly with illegal activity.
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Ukraine offering prisoners upgrades to luxury VIP cells — with a price
Justice Minister Denys Malyuska promoted the certificates as a “potential birthday present for officials and politicians,” according to the BBC.
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Inside Prince Harry’s birthday party for Meghan Markle
Harry cooked Meghan a three-course dinner.
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Black and Hispanic children are impacted more severely by coronavirus, research shows
Black and Hispanic children are impacted more severely by coronavirus, with higher case rates, hospitalizations and virus-related complications, according to research released this week. These findings mirror similar reports across the nation of adults in minority communities being hit harder by Covid-19.
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Trump extends unemployment benefits through executive order but cuts aid to $400 per week: What we know
Through a series of executive orders, President Trump is providing unemployment aid, suspending student loan payment and cutting payroll taxes.       
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#Caturday Catfight! Carole Baskin vs. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion
Baskin said the video glamorizes keeping big cats as pets and makes "every ignorant follower want to imitate by doing the same."
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This wanted mobster ‘killed enough people to fill a small cemetery’
Few would recognize Matteo Messina Denaro on the street, but the Cosa Nostra leader is one of the most sought-after fugitives on the planet. His reign of terror amped up in 1993, after authorities tracked down and arrested Sicilian mafia boss Salvatore “Toto” Riina, who had spent 23 years on the lam, in Palermo, Italy....
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Democrats Decry “Sabotage” After “Friday Night Massacre” at Postal Service
A broad leadership shakeup at the United States Postal Service gives more power to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy when he is under increased scrutiny.
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President Donald Trump signs several executive orders to provide coronavirus relief
The orders Trump signed would provide an extra $400 in unemployment benefits, suspend some student loan payments and protect renters from eviction.        
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Portland standoff escalates after Trump labels demonstrators ‘anarchists’
Protesters and police weren’t the only ones squaring off in Portland — President Trump jumped into the fray with words. Only hours before cops and activists faced off early Saturday on the city’s east side, the president once again accused “anarchists” and “mobs” of orchestrating the demonstrations. The confrontation took place at a Portland police...
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Hershey wants NYC artist to stop selling ‘Kill Kats’ and ‘Kisses of Death’
A Brooklyn artist is arguing that his biting parodies of sweet treats should be protected by the First Amendment. Hershey wants Andrew Bell to stop selling his pricey, vinyl toys, which are menacing takes on some of the candy giant’s classics such as Hershey Kisses and KitKats. The vinyl sculptures have monster-like faces with sharp...
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Opinion: Will contending teams' rest plans influence which NBA team lands the No. 8 seed?
NBA teams have increasingly spent the final week of the regular season sitting either injured or fatigued players to prepare for the playoffs.        
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Angels lineup vs. Texas Rangers: Patrick Sandoval takes the mound, Jo Adell returns
The starting lineup for the Los Angeles Angels against the Texas Rangers on Aug. 8.
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NYC Council to pay $4M in services for sex workers despite budget cut
The City Council will pay more than $4 million in services for sex workers this year — despite slashing $5 billion from its recently passed 2021 budget. The funds will pay vendors for housing, medical care, job training, legal services, and street outreach to prostitutes. While COVID strains have forced the city to cut up...
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Richard Jewell’ on HBO, in Which Facts and Truth Collide, with Vulnerable People in the Middle
Welcome to Clint Eastwood's Thinly Veiled Agenda Hour.
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Yankees’ Aaron Hicks admits his arm sometimes ‘sucks’
Early in spring training 2.0 Aaron Hicks said there were times when the ball didn’t come out of his hand the way he wanted it to as he made throws. Fourteen games into a 60-game season, that remains an issue with the Yankees’ center fielder who had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last...
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Inspired Lionel Messi lifts Barcelona into Champions League quarterfinals
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Messi mesmerizes Napoli as Barcelona advances
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Hermosa Beach adds contract officers from private firm to help enforce mask order
Hermosa Beach is tapping a private consulting firm for personnel to help its police department enforce an ordinance requiring face coverings.
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Massachusetts College Democrats accuse Dem House candidate of inappropriate 'sexual contact'
A Democratic candidate for U.S. House in Massachusetts has apologized after three groups of college Democrats accused him of a pattern of using “his platform and taking advantage of his position of power for romantic or sexual gain, specifically toward young students.”
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Column: Serena Williams returns to play with a new perspective
The 23-time Grand Slam tournament winner returns to action Monday in Kentucky after six months of isolation with a new attitude of living in the now.
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London Calling: Looking north and "down under" for true pandemic leadership
CBS contributor Simon Bates looks north of the border with admiration at the Scottish First Minister's straight talking throughout the war on the virus, and to the Antipodes, where Jacinda Ardern's calm stewardship has made New Zealand a success story.
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Commission head Mike Mazzulli responds to AJ Agazarm's biased judging claim at Bellator 243
Mohegan Sun commission head Mike Mazzulli responds to AJ Agazarm's comments about judge Doug Crosby.       Related StoriesCris Lencioni still isn't a fan of 'sore loser' AJ Agazarm after Bellator 243 victorySabah Homasi dedicates Bellator 243 victory to people of LebanonTimothy Johnson wants to make title run, lose journeyman label following Bellator 243 win 
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'Disappointed and deeply concerned,' Pac-12 players relay anger toward Larry Scott
A group of Pac-12 players sent a letter to Larry Scott saying they didn't think the conference commissioner was taking their concerns over the coronavirus seriously.
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Yankees’ homer-filled win continues Gerrit Cole trend
On their way to winning the World Series in 1996 the Yankees enjoyed second baseman Mariano Duncan’s slogan that was printed on T-shirts. “We play today. We win today. Das it,’’ was Duncan’s message. Almost a quarter century later the Yankees’ motto should be “Gerrit Cole pitches today. We win today. Das it.’’ Saturday that...
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Every New York team had their own Horace Clarke
The passing of Horace Clarke earlier this week inspired one splendid and loyal reader, Eric Schnipper (aka @drschnip on Twitter) to make a suggestion: “Name the Horace Clarke facsimile for all New York pro teams: a guy … who played for the better part of a decade and epitomizes the era of ineptitude — and,...
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Slap Shots: NHL going crazy inside bubble
Let me be the first to observe that there has never been a week like this in NHL history. The teams that finished 22nd, 23rd and 24th in the overall standings are in the Stanley Cup playoffs ,and a team that finished in the top 10 is alive in the lottery for the first-overall draft...
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Donald Trump: Democrats Want to Use Coronavirus Aid Bill to Steal the Election
"You [know] what it's about? Fraud," Trump said. "They want to try and steal this election, because, frankly, it's the only way they can win the election."
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Bill Maher: Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton 'Are Huge Distractions' for Democrats in This Election
Bill Maher brought up the Bill Clinton-Epstein connection in Friday's episode of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" and warned that Hillary Clinton and the former president are "huge distractions for" democrats less than three months away from the presidential election.
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CNN reporter: That was a historic fact-check moment
When fact-checked by a reporter about his false claim that he signed into law the Veterans Choice bill, President Donald Trump swiftly ended a news conference with reporters. CNN's Daniel Dale has more.
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Trump extends US unemployment benefits
President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders deferring payroll taxes for some Americans and extending unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. (Aug. 8)       
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Former Oklahoma football coach John Blake remembered for compassion, humor: 'He was a great human being'
John Blake, the former Oklahoma coach and defensive lineman, was remembered Saturday during his funeral at Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas.       
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Over 12,000 cruise ship workers still at sea after COVID-19 shutdown
That number is down from more than 70,000 in May, according to a report.
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Cabot Phillips: ‘Cancel culture’ distorts history to portray US as evil nation that must be transformed
A concerted effort to revise history to fit the modern social justice narrative and insert works of fiction in our education system — from kindergarten through higher education — is well underway.
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Trump signs executive orders targeting US economy. Democrats are likely to challenge their legality
President Donald Trump signed four executive orders Saturday, one of which will provide $400 in enhanced unemployment benefits -- 25% of which states are expected to cover -- after Democrats and the White House were unable to reach an agreement on a coronavirus stimulus relief bill this week.
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Donald Trump Signs Executive Order: Payroll Tax Holiday, Enhanced Unemployment Checks
Trump signed an executive order for a payroll tax holiday at his club in Bedminster, New Jersey on Saturday. "If I am victorious on November 3rd, I plan to forgive these taxes and make permanent cuts to the payroll tax," he said.
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Trump Signs Executive Order, Saying It Will Extend Unemployment Benefits and Defer Payroll Tax
The payroll tax deferment would not aid unemployed workers, who do not pay the tax when they are jobless
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NYC hospital discarded stillborn fetus mom wanted to bury, lawsuit claims
The heartbreaking bungle occurred at Mount Sinai Hospital West in January, when a pregnant Pamela Livecchi was told her baby no longer had a heartbeat
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Elite NYC school Saint David’s hushed up sexual abuse by staff, alumni lawsuit alleges
A former student at an elite Manhattan private school claims in a shocking $20 million lawsuit that he was molested by three staffers, including one who allegedly kept a horrific trophy — jeans with locks of victims’ hair sewn into them. Anthony Filiberti is the second alum to sue the $50,000-a-year Saint David’s School over...
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In Executive Actions, Trump Extends Unemployment Benefits
President Trump signed four executive actions to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic. They amount to a stopgap measure, after not reaching a deal with Congress.
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Saint-Tropez now requires masks in public as COVID-19 cases rise
The jet setters enjoying a summer holiday in Saint-Tropez will have to add face masks to their wardrobes. The glamorous French Riviera resort began requiring the masks outdoors Saturday, as cases of the coronavirus began to creep up again across France. There were more than 2,000 new infections Friday, the biggest single-day increase since May....
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Polish LGBT Protesters March Against Arrest of Trans Activist and Rising Homophobia
President Andrzej Duda, who was sworn in for a second term Thursday, won re-election on a strong anti-LGBT platform
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Doctor: Biker rally a potential 'super spreader' event
CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner weighs in on the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. This year's gathering is expected to draw about 250,000 people from across the country, and Reiner says it has the potential to be a "super spreader" event.
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Trump signs executive orders providing temporary coronavirus relief after stimulus talks with Congress stall
President Donald Trump acted on his own to extend coronavirus benefits after negotiations with congressional Democrats collapsed without a deal.       
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De Blasio defends NYPD decision to end standoff with BLM protester
The protester accused of shouting in a cop’s ear with a high-power bullhorn — and who forced cops to retreat after they tried to arrest him for it — now faces up to seven years prison on felony assault charges. Meanwhile, Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a statement Saturday defending Commissioner Dermot Shea ordering his tactical-gear...
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Michael Jordan stepping into Knicks feud didn’t sit well with Charles Oakley
To Charles Oakley, Michael Jordan the owner and Michael Jordan the former teammate are two different things. So when Jordan tried to help de-escalate the feud between Oakley and James Dolan in 2017 — calling for a talk with the two and commissioner Adam Silver after the ex-Knick was arrested and charged with assault following...
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