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How the 15 players released or sold by Man City have started the new season

Manchester City released or sold 15 players this summer, including legendary captain Vincent Kompany.
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12 injured in Washington Heights apartment building blaze
Twelve people were hurt — one seriously — in a Washington Heights fire early Tuesday, according to the FDNY. The blaze broke out on the fifth floor of the six-story apartment building on West 158th Street near Broadway around 4:30 a.m., officials said. A dozen civilians were hurt — one of them with serious injuries,...
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Cardinal George Pell set to return to Rome after acquittal on child sex abuse charges
Cardinal George Pell is due to return to Rome Wednesday, a source close to him told CNN Tuesday, marking his first return since his acquittal nearly six months ago on child sex abuse charges and release from prison in his native Australia.
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Conor McGregor, Dana White feud escalates after exposed messages broke ‘man code’
It may just be Conor McGregor vs. Dana White in the octagon soon. On Sunday morning, McGregor tweeted that White should “stop lying,” in reference to comments White has previously made about the former double champion’s desire to fight in a potential boxing match against Manny Pacquiao. Just two days earlier, McGregor took to Twitter...
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'Ratched' on Netflix: Nurse Ratched is Based on a Real Life Person
"Ratched" on Netflix is the origin story of the "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" character Nurse Mildred Ratched—who author Ken Kesey based on a real person he knew.
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Minneapolis police probing alleged ballot harvesting plot helping Rep. Omar
A police investigation has been launched into the alleged ballot harvesting plot helping progressive “squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar. “ALLEGATIONS OF VOTER FRAUD BEING EVALUATED,” the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) announced on Twitter Monday, hours after President Trump called for an investigation into the “misdeeds.” “The MPD is aware of the allegations of vote harvesting....
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The Cybersecurity 202: DHS is highlighting diversity as a key cybersecurity goal
A daylong summit on diversity in the cybersecurity workforce is scheduled for Wednesday.
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Coronavirus updates: 1M deaths worldwide; Democrats' $2.2 trillion relief package appears doomed; Navajo Nation reports zero deaths;
House Democrats introduced a COVID-19 bill that is unlikely to pass Senate. The Navajo Nation reported 22 new cases, zero deaths. Latest updates.        
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Scientists create 'super enzyme' that eats plastic bottles six times faster
Scientists have created a new "super enzyme" that can break down plastic up to six times faster than their previous enzyme.
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What Fascinated Prince Andrew About Ghislaine Maxwell Before Epstein Scandal
The prince entered into Jeffrey Epstein's "raunchy international lifestyle" after he became 'fascinated' with the New York financier's ex-girlfriend, a new book claims.
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Hyundai developing 'transformer-class' walking car for production
Automaker first unveiled the robotic-legged vehicle design at CES in 2019.
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7 takeaways from the NYT report on Trump's tax returns
Report raises doubts about Trump's self-image as a successful businessman just weeks before his re-election bid.
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Michael Flynn and DOJ return to court to argue his case should be dismissed
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the Justice Department and US District Judge Emmet Sullivan meet for the first time in months Tuesday, as the judge weighs their attempts to exonerate the former top Trump official for lying to the FBI about conversations with Russia during the presidential transition.
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Neighborhoods at risk for Covid see disproportionately high eviction rates
Communities at high risk of complications from Covid-19 have been especially affected by evictions -- a perfect storm for danger during the pandemic.
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Tonight, Biden could use Trump’s returns to shift the debate on taxes
The Democrats could return to their roots and paint Republicans as the party of big-business corruption.
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Food Network's Carla Hall's advice to small businesses
When she was a contestant on Top Chef, food entrepreneur Carla Hall recalls a defining moment that changed her outlook on the show — and life.       
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NFL Power Rankings for Week 4: Tom Brady has Buccaneers rising fast
The clash between the last two league MVPs — and two of the top three teams in The Post’s weekly NFL Power Rankings — turned out to be a one-sided affirmation of the defending Super Bowl champions. Patrick Mahomes and the top-ranked Kansas City Chiefs outclassed Lamar Jackson and the No. 3 Baltimore Ravens on...
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Op-Ed: Trump's 'historic bloc,' like fascist movements, unifies groups with opposing interests
Right-wing historic blocs tend to emerge when the left is strong and when the right decides to stop playing by the rules of liberal democracy.
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Heading to Seattle? Here's how to fit in day trips to national parks like Mount Rainier
Here's how to make Seattle your home base for adventure while taking days trip or multi-day trips to nearby national parks.      
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The Ravens’ problem isn’t big games. It’s the Chiefs -- just like the rest of the NFL.
While the Ravens and Lamar Jackson wilted in another big game, Monday night revealed the power of the Chiefs more than the flaws of the Ravens.
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National parks in the Pacific Northwest, within a few hours of Seattle
Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park and North Cascades National Park are all within a few hours' drive of Seattle.       
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Madoff Clawbacks Point to a Recipe for Fairness
It may seem harsh to take back profits from investors who were unaware of the scam. But the alternative is worse.
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There are many Gloria Steinems in ‘The Glorias.’ One of them was my boss.
Our film critic catches up with her mentor, who shares memories, advice and the importance of doing everything one can, “day by day by day.”
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Michael Flynn faces showdown before judge over Justice Dept. bid to drop prosecution
Attorney General William P. Barr’s push to undo the guilty plea of former Trump national security adviser in the Russia probe has triggered a constitutional and political clash.
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Going from townhouse to a real dream home in Jack’s Run
Purcellville community offers many unique amenities in the less commercial countryside of Loudoun County.
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Editorial: Here's why Trump gets to exploit those tax loopholes — and you can't
President Trump takes advantage of not just the lower tax rate on capital gains, but also a series of tax breaks unique to real estate investors that cry out for reform.
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Trump Is Trying to Trick Americans Into Giving Up on Democracy
Democracy depends on belief in democracy—on an extraordinary leap of faith by ordinary people that their rulers will abide by the rules, that their votes will count, that their compatriots won’t tear the country apart, that lies won’t become truth. When the checks and balances have all given way, the last barrier to an authoritarian regime is public opinion. It will stand or fall on November 3.According to a new poll by the international organization More in Common, the only issue that matters to Americans across the political spectrum is the integrity of the November presidential election. In the same poll, more than three-quarters of Americans—again, from left to right—still express a belief that citizens can change society through their actions. And yet similarly large majorities expect high levels of voter fraud or voter suppression in November; trust in government, the media, and one another is abysmally low. Another recent poll, by YouGov, finds that just 22 percent of Americans expect the election to be free and fair; when told that experts say the election cannot be rigged, only 19 percent believe it. Americans are in the desperate position of clinging to something precious that they expect to betray them.Democratic faith turns out to be as fragile as it is necessary, and Trump specializes in undermining it. When he repeatedly asserts massive fraud months before Election Day, announces that he won’t respect results that go against him, and refuses to promise a peaceful transfer of power—the litmus test of democracy—he is forcing Americans into a mental trap that can resemble madness. The president says that the election is rigged, and he also insinuates that he will rig the election. To believe him is frightening; to discount him is foolish. Either way, Trump becomes ever more powerful, while the people—on whose consent his power entirely depends—slip into passivity and paralysis, or are pushed into rage, even political violence.[Barton Gellman: The election that could break America]This is exactly the atmosphere of chaos in which Trump thrives. He makes it almost impossible to hold on to the idea that the election can be free and fair. But the survival of democracy, which lives and dies in our minds before anywhere else, depends on that idea. For the election to succeed, we have to think and act as if it will succeed.Stealing an election remains extremely difficult, and almost impossible if the vote isn’t close. The Brennan Center for Justice has just released two reports that detail a number of improvements made by states, after failures during the primaries, to ensure voting accessibility and integrity. For example, 11 states have recently relaxed their rules to allow all voters to submit their ballot by mail; just five of the 50 still require a justification. “Litigation attempts by the Trump campaign and Republican committees to block state election officials from allowing everyone to vote absentee have so far been uniformly unsuccessful,” one of the Brennan Center reports says.Prepaid postage and extended deadlines for absentee ballots, secure drop boxes, expanded early voting, new requirements for backup paper ballots, improved cybersecurity and vote-counting machinery—these and other recent fixes don’t get as much attention as scandals like the Florida legislature’s disenfranchising new law that forces ex-felons to pay court fines before being allowed to vote, or the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s absurd ruling that, to be counted, absentee ballots must be sealed inside two envelopes. Still, the Brennan Center reports suggest that local election officials are not hopelessly corrupt. In states like Ohio and Utah, Republicans have pushed back against Trump’s claim that mail-in ballots will lead to fraud. Most election officials care about the legitimacy of the vote in their area.Lawrence Norden, an election-security expert at the Brennan Center and a co-author of the other report, works closely with local officials. Their greatest worry, he told me, is lack of resources for Election Day. Budget cuts and congressional inaction have left them struggling to hire poll workers, provide protective equipment, and pay for other essentials. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has donated $250 million to fill the gaps—helpful, but hardly adequate or the proper role for a billionaire whose company bears some responsibility for undermining public confidence in elections.Beyond Election Day, a close presidential contest could, as my Atlantic colleague Barton Gellman lays out in his November cover story, devolve into a series of power grabs and countermoves that plays out in state legislatures, courts, and ultimately Congress. The National Task Force on Election Crises has issued a pair of memos on the legal and political battles that might follow the election. One argues that state legislatures don’t have the power to replace the popular vote with a slate of appointed electors just because the state’s results are slow in coming, or contested: “An actual election failure would be extraordinary and would need to involve circumstances well beyond delays or disputes regarding vote counting to justify legislative intervention.”Norden, who sits on the task force, worries about mechanical failures on Election Day, violence at the polls, and a protracted fight afterward. But his greatest fear, he told me, is that nightmare scenarios will become self-fulfilling prophecies: “The more people doubt the integrity of the system, the more people doubt that there can be a legitimate election, the easier it becomes to grab power and say, ‘We just don’t know who won, we can’t know, and therefore I’m entitled to do what I want.’” He added, “The most important thing we can be focused on right now is making sure that the system works. The more we focus on doing that, the less likely it is that the nightmare scenario plays out.”[Jeffrey Davis: How Donald Trump could steal the election]Here’s one version of a self-fulfilling prophecy: What if Trump’s talk about getting rid of ballots and rushing an accommodating justice onto the Supreme Court depresses turnout by convincing some Americans that their vote won’t matter? G. Elliott Morris, a data journalist at The Economist, studied results from a YouGov poll of 5,000 people and found no significant correlation between faith in the electoral process and likelihood of voting. Still, Morris acknowledged to me, “This is not a decided issue.” A study of 12,000 nonvoters by the Knight Foundation last year found, unsurprisingly, that they are more likely than habitual voters to think that “the system is rigged.” A motivated voter is unlikely to be discouraged by Trump’s threatening statements, but they could deepen cynicism and distrust in the 100 million Americans who routinely fail to exercise their most important democratic right.Trump uses words the way Russian intelligence employs “active measures” operations: not to inform or persuade, but to poison the mental atmosphere, to confuse and agitate the public until it begins to lose faith in rational discourse and, ultimately, in democracy. Whether or not this continuous ink spray could actually lower voter turnout, Morris said, it will degrade “our belief in each other as common citizens of a republic.” Sizable numbers of Americans in both parties are now willing to tolerate political violence in the aftermath of an election, according to a Democracy Fund Voter Study survey last spring: 20 percent of Republicans in the event of alleged vote fraud, 20 percent of Democrats if Trump loses the popular vote but wins the Electoral College. Americans are edging toward civil conflict.In the coming weeks, anyone who cares about our democracy has to hold two conflicting ideas in mind while remaining sane. The first is that Trump should be taken at his word when he warns that he will do whatever is necessary to stay in power. This dark prospect requires a constant state of alertness, a refusal to seek comfort in hoping for the best or looking to Trump’s party or his judges for some glimmer of salvation. At this stage of his presidency, naivete is unforgivable.But the second idea, even more demanding, is that our votes still matter. Not just that they’ll be counted, but that they are sacred, if anything in a secular democracy can be called by that word. This idea means refusing to give way to panic or despair or, most crippling of all, the sullen resentment into which subject populations are worn down by authoritarian rulers. The more we dwell on what Trump might do, the likelier he’ll be to get away with something. He’ll have become the omnipotent central character in the drama, occupying the place that rightfully belongs to a democratic people, who are reduced once more to watching in outrage. We have to believe that power still lies in the people, or else we’ve already surrendered it.[Read: America’s elections won’t be the same after 2020]For weeks, Belarusians have filled the streets of their cities to insist that their votes are sacred. Beatings, grenades, flashbangs, arrests, torture, and disappearances by the state have neither deterred them nor driven them to violence. Some commentators have said that the United States is not yet Belarus. This is true enough, though we are closer than seemed imaginable just a few years ago. The real question is whether Americans have what it takes to be Belarusians.
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This Vietnam Hero Thought Officers 'Shouldn't Get Involved in Presidential Politics.' Until Trump
"If we want a working democracy in 2024, we need to vote for Joe Biden this year," Charles G. Boyd said.
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Breonna Taylor: Kentucky AG will release grand jury recording in case
The Kentucky attorney general will release a recording of the grand jury proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case, a spokesman said hours after one of the jurors filed a court motion seeking the action so “the truth may prevail,” according to reports. The unidentified grand juror — who assailed Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s statements last...
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Second Stimulus Check: What the Updated HEROES Act Says About More Payments
Democrats have detailed an updated version of their earlier relief package proposal, months after the original version passed the House of Representatives.
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Amnesty International halts work in India, blaming government 'witch hunt'
The human rights group says its bank accounts were frozen in an ongoing crackdown against critics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Kobe Bryant crash scene photo scandal leads to new law
Law makes it a crime for first responders to take unauthorized photos of deceased people at the scene of an accident or crime.
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Why the search for the perfect vegan leather starts on the forest floor
Mycelium, the fibrous roots of fungi, could be the eco-friendly way to make leather without cows.
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France to ban use of wild animals in circuses, marine parks
France’s environment minister has announced a gradual ban in the coming years.
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Trump Says China Wants Him to Lose the U.S. Presidential Election. The Truth Is More Complex
Despite Trump's broadsides against China, Beijing is wary of being seen to favor one candidate or the other
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Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars had great playoff runs; what awaits this offseason?
Most of the top players on the Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars are signed long-term, but there are key decisions to make.       
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Steve Doocy: The Doocy family's delicious debate night dessert
Tuesday night as you’re "Biden" your time waiting for the presidential debate to start, why not quickly whip up this positively patriotic cobbler from our new cookbook.
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A Free-College Experiment
And what else you need to know today.
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A big Chinese tech company is quitting Wall Street after 20 years
Chinese online media firm Sina Corp. is quitting Wall Street as Chinese tech companies come under heightened scrutiny in the United States.
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'The Orville' Season 3: Seth MacFarlane Hints At Hulu Release Date
"The Orville" has now been off the air for nearly a year and a half—but creator Seth MacFarlane has hinted that it could be coming soon to Hulu.
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Woman Finds Rare Two-headed Snake Inside North Carolina Home
Jeannie Wilson, of Taylorsville in Alexander County, shared a video of the slithering reptile to Facebook this week, asking her frends and family if it should be set back into the wild.
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On This Day: 29 September 2003
Quentin Tarantino's ultra-violent classic "Kill Bill: Volume 1" premiered in Hollywood. (Sept. 29)        
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Woman Found Dead In McDonald's Bathroom, Investigation Underway
Police responded to the McDonald's restaurant after a woman, reportedly aged around 50, was found dead in a bathroom in Burlington, North Carolina.
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Coffee and sports: From Olympic bans to stars crafting the pefect bubble brew
Some NBA stars have joined the masses in seeking a well-crafted cup of coffee, and one All-Star has taken to brewing it and selling it himself.        
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Libertarian nominee Jo Jorgensen on voting third party and why America should be more like Switzerland
Jo Jorgensen would like America to be "one giant Switzerland," the Libertarian Party's nominee for president told the "Fox News Rundown" podcast Tuesday.
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Steve Harvey moves on from NBC
TV presenter Steve Harvey talks about parting ways with NBC after the cancellation of his daytime show, and discusses his latest show on Facebook Watch, "Steve on Watch." (Sept. 29)       
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Gloria Steinem's life explored in biopic, 'The Glorias'
Director Julie Taymor talks about bringing the life of feminist icon Gloria Steniem to the big screen in her new movie starring Julianne Moore, "The Glorias." (Sept. 29)       
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Amnesty International halts India operations after 'freezing' of its bank account
Amnesty International has halted its operations in India after the "complete freezing" of its bank accounts by the Indian government, the not-for-profit human rights organization said in a statement Tuesday.
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Trump Could Face Jail Over Alleged Tax Affairs, Watergate Prosecutor Claims
The renowned lawyer Nick Akerman said the president could face up to five years in prison for a "whole series of activities that could qualify as tax fraud, not tax avoidance."
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