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'Bottom line is, I'm not happy with how this is going,' Fauci says
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Economists Call Out Trump and Congress for Stalled Stimulus Package as Unemployment Remains at Historic Levels
Although new weekly jobless claims have declined, millions of Americans continue to rely on unemployment benefits.
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Equal Pay Day for Black women is today, August 13th. There's a reason for that
August 13th is Equal Pay Day for Black women this year. It's a measure of just how underpaid they are relative to White men.
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FDA warns consumers of another possible toxin in hand sanitizers
Federal regulators have flagged nearly 150 products to avoid because they may contain 1-propanol or methanol.
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Baron Davis' challenge: Choose greatest L.A. high school basketball players
John Williams, Marques Johnson, Russell Westbrook top sportswriter's list of best Los Angeles high school basketball players he has seen.
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Fact check: Pence makes wildly dishonest claim comparing pandemic job growth to number of jobs added under Obama
Vice President Mike Pence made a Wednesday claim about job creation that was both wildly dishonest in its general premise and inaccurate in its specific numbers.
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California on the cusp of reining in COVID-19 surge, data show
Statewide in California, the transmission rate of COVID-19 has stabilized or is falling, and hospitalization rates are also dropping.
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Mets’ Jeff McNeil carted off after crashing into wall making catch
The Mets were just dealt a potentially huge injury blow. Jeff McNeil was carted off with an apparent left leg injury Thursday afternoon at Citi Field after crashing into the left-field wall making an impressive catch to end the top of the first inning. McNeil, 28, ran toward the fence and made an out-stretched grab...
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Elderly Los Angeles patient dies from West Nile virus
A Los Angeles patient has died from the West Nile virus — marking what’s believed to be the first death this year from the mosquito-borne disease. The elderly patient from the South Los Angeles area was hospitalized and died from a neuroinvasive disease associated with the virus, news station KTLA reported. No further details were...
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Some NBA teams start 'The Voters Win' text competition, want fans to make Good Trouble
The competition will have four quarters, and the team with the most texts after each will receive a trophy in honor of civil rights icon John Lewis.       
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Is the literary trend toward passive women progress? Maybe we've been misreading
Novelist Lynn Steger Strong on the revolutionary passivity of Rachel Cusk, Ottessa Moshfegh and Sally Rooney — how we've misread them and what comes next.
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See first trailer for ‘The Devil All the Time’ with Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson
Netflix has released the first trailer for “The Devil All the Time,” a film starring Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson.
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16 picks for weekend culture: Benjamin Millepied film, #Ham4Change returns
Also: Matthew Broderick and John Leguizamo lead "The Pack," Pacific Symphony plays Mozart, Petersen Automotive Museum's "Car Week" rolls on.
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Biden, Harris to deliver Democratic convention speeches from Delaware
Joe Biden's campaign confirmed to Fox News on Thursday that he’ll deliver his Democratic National Convention presidential nomination acceptance speech from the Chase Center in his hometown of Wilmington, Del.
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Feds charge 10 ex-cons in Brooklyn with gun crimes
Ten gun-packing ex-cons were hit with federal firearm charges in Brooklyn in just the past week — including several who were arrested for the gun crimes after being stopped for breaking traffic laws, authorities said Thursday. Of the 10 alleged criminals, nine were charged for being a felon in possession of a firearm on Aug....
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Israel, UAE agree to normalize ties in what Trump calls 'historic' agreement
President Trump says 'historic peace agreement' made between Israel, UAE.
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Zillow exec: Why we changed our minds on remote work
Last month, Zillow joined a growing list of companies that have decided to allow most employees to work from home permanently, even after the pandemic.
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Generation X at 50: Kings of culture, innovation and more
Gen Xers are hard workers who have become successful in economic status, the arts, entrepreneurship and more, but they still tend to get overlooked.       
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CDC warns masks with valves or vents don’t prevent spread of COVID-19
Some breathable face masks don’t do much to protect against spreading the coronavirus, health officials have warned. Face coverings with valves or vents — largely worn in pre-pandemic times by construction workers — do little to protect a person infected with COVID-19 from passing it to others, the CDC said in a new guide to...
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‘We Opened Up Too Soon.’ Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Wants Georgia to Roll Back Reopening
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who was sued by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp over the city's mask mandate last month, says the state opened up too soon, is not ready for schools to reopen with in-person classes and that it should roll back its lifting of coronavirus restrictions.
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Le Creuset cookware up to 20 percent off for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
If you’re loving Le Creuset’s Factory to Table Sale, then you’ll be equally excited to check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale deals on the popular cookware brand. Nordstrom is offering some major markdowns on the luxury cookware, with items listed at up to 20% off. You can stock up on a variety of high-quality pots,...
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How to navigate the housing market during a pandemic
Across the country, the coronavirus has many Americans rethinking their financial decisions including where to buy a home or live. Residential specialist Carol Staab joins CBSN to discuss some of the changes coronavirus has brought on the housing market.
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When are the 2020 presidential debates?
With many of the usual staples of presidential campaign politics scrapped because of the pandemic, this fall's debates between President Trump and Joe Biden likely will take on outsized importance.
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Lawmakers announce plans for a 'college athlete bill of rights'
A group of senators announced Thursday that they plan to introduce a "College Athletes Bill of Rights" aimed at compensating college athletes.
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Tony Gonsolin is pitching well for Dodgers, and that's not a false positive
Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin says a positive coronavirus test, which he believes was false, caused him to miss the opening days of summer training camp.
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Chicago top cop retires after comparing police reforms to ‘rape’: report
Chief Fred Waller sparked a slew of complaints for the words he used in a meeting to attack plans to pull officers from street patrols, the Chicago Sun-Times said.
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Macron warns Iran not to ‘interfere’ in Lebanese government shakeup
Lebanon's Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, and his entire cabinet resigned earlier this week as reports surfaced that officials had been aware for years of the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in Beirut's port, which caught fire and triggered the deadly explosion. 
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‘Critical’ $400K Security Fence to Be Installed at South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's Residence
South Dakota officials affirmed the coming installation of a security fence, estimated to cost around $400,000, around the governor's residence, which reportedly came at the recommendation of Gov. Kristi Noem's (R) security team.
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Why Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris as his VP
Ever since former Vice President Joe Biden announced he would be choosing a woman as his VP candidate, speculation ran rampant about who it would be. In mid-August, just a week ahead of the Democratic National Convention, he announced it would be California Sen. Kamala Harris. Chris Cillizza explains why.
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Cuba Gooding Jr. arrives at Manhattan courthouse for sex abuse case hearing
Cuba Gooding Jr. arrived at a Manhattan courthouse on Thursday for a hearing in his sexual misconduct case. 
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Man guilty in terror plot against conservative blogger Pamela Geller to be freed amid coronavirus
A federal judge on Thursday ordered the release of a Rhode Island man who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Belarus’s Revolution By Meme
The government shut down the internet, but the protests are still going viral.
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Are you quitting work to take care of your kids because of the pandemic? Share your story
The pandemic is shining a harsh spotlight on the issue of accessible child care in America. Schools and day cares have remained mostly closed.
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Listen to Episode 18 of ‘Pinstripe Pod’: Frazier Time, Judge Concerns? feat. Luis Sojo
After a rough weekend down in Tampa, the Yankees rebounded nicely in the Bronx with a two-game sweep of the Braves. To talk about everything going on with the Yankees, we present to you a brand spankin’ new episode of the “Pinstripe Pod” with Chris Shearn and Jeff Nelson. We opened up the latest podcast...
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From apartheid to affirmative action: Sen. Mitch McConnell's complicated history on race
Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell is up for reelection, and his record on civil rights and other issues that impact Black Americans is under scrutiny.        
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Dozens of radio stations will pause their regularly scheduled programming today to honor Breonna Taylor
At 2 p.m. ET, more than 50 stations will play one of Taylor's favorite songs, along with a message from her family.
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Machine Gun Kelly gets fired up in the Netflix film ‘Project Power’
Megan Fox's "beautiful boy" instantly bonded with his Oscar-winning co-star Jamie Foxx.
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Teen murdered in Bronx apartment suffered burns to 90 percent of body: sources
Winston Ortiz, 18, was stabbed twice in the back and once in the chest on the fifth floor of a building on Woodycrest Avenue near West 165th Street in Highbridge.
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Woman Arrested After Striking Gate Agent at Phoenix Airport Over Mask Rule
"If I don't get on that flight, you're going to be beat down to the death right here. I promise you that," she said.
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California’s Fast-Moving Lake Fire
Just north of Los Angeles, a wildfire near Lake Hughes grew to 10,000 acres within just a few hours yesterday. The rapidly growing blaze prompted the evacuation of hundreds of nearby homes as firefighters rushed to contain it. High winds, hot and dry conditions, and steep terrain have driven the fire’s growth in the Angeles National Forest.
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Brooklinen partnered with a nonprofit to create your new favorite throw blanket and pillow
Brooklinen's latest release is a striking, handcrafted throw blanket and pillow created in partnership with Anchal, a sister-run nonprofit that works with women artisans in India to create hand-stitched textiles.
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'I never want to mislead anybody': Blake Shelton refunding tickets for postponed shows after fan complains
Refunds are available for five postponed Shelton shows after a fan complained to the country star on Twitter.        
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Poll: Voters Say 'Growing Level of Violent Protest' Important to Their Vote in November
Voters support law enforcement cracking down on violent protests with a majority indicating that the "growing level of violent protest" is important to their vote in November, a Rasmussen poll released Thursday found.
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Yes, Kamala Harris Is Eligible to Be Vice President | Opinion
Harris easily fits within the Constitution's category of "natural-born citizens."
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How Lakers view potential playoff matchup with Blazers
USA Today Sports' Mark Medina breaks down how the Lakers view a potential playoff series against the Blazers.        
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Israel and the UAE just struck a historic peace deal. It’s a big win for Trump.
President Donald Trump announced the Israel-UAE peace deal, which he helped broker, on August 13 at the White House. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images A lot of details remain to be worked out, but this is still a really big agreement. Israel and the United Arab Emirates just agreed to a historic deal to normalize their long-strained relations — and it may not have happened without the input of President Donald Trump’s administration. In a surprise announcement Thursday, the US, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates put out a joint statement outlining how the two Middle Eastern nations will develop ties in numerous areas including investment, security, tourism, technology, and energy, and will establish formal embassies in each others’ countries. But at the heart of the agreement is a trade: As the statement lays out, Israel will “suspend declaring sovereignty over” parts of the West Bank that it had previously expressed intentions to annex. In exchange, the UAE will treat Israel as it would any other country it has friendly relations with — making it only the third Arab country to have such open relations with Jerusalem. “This historic diplomatic breakthrough will advance peace in the Middle East region and is a testament to the bold diplomacy and vision of the three leaders and the courage of the United Arab Emirates and Israel to chart a new path that will unlock the great potential in the region,” the statement reads. Joint Statement of the United States, the State of Israel, and the United Arab Emirates pic.twitter.com/oVyjLxf0jd— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2020 Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and UAE leader Mohammed Bin Zayed, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, finalized the terms of the agreement — to be known as the “Abraham Accords” in a nod to the patriarch of both the Jewish and Muslim faiths — during a Thursday phone call. Trump also hinted in the Oval Office that more “things are happening,” while Netanyahu tweeted in Hebrew that Thursday is “A historic day.” יום היסטורי https://t.co/4mD6DzoTvE— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) August 13, 2020 This is a momentous agreement by almost any conceivable measure The announcement was sudden, so everyone will learn more about it and its implications down the line. But for now, two main reasons stick out for why this is such a big deal. First, it means Israel won’t — at least for now — annex parts of the West Bank, a move that would’ve all but shut the door on a two-state solution between the Israelis and Palestinians. The Israeli-occupied West Bank is home to nearly 3 million Palestinians as well some 500,000 Jewish settlers, and would form a critical part of any future independent state of Palestine. As my colleague Jen Kirby explained: Under the two-state framework historically supported by the United States and the international community, the vast bulk of the West Bank would be returned to the Palestinians. As part of a final peace deal, Israelis and Palestinians would negotiate what to do about the settlements, with some heavily populated blocs near Israel’s recognized borders likely to be ceded to Israel. But peace talks have stalled for years, and there is no deal anywhere on the horizon. Instead, the Israeli right has been pushing for Netanyahu’s government to just go ahead and unilaterally annex significant portions of the West Bank that it wants to keep, making them officially part of Israel proper, regardless of what the Palestinians think about it. In January, the Trump administration unveiled its “peace plan,” developed by US and Israeli officials without the input of Palestinian leaders, who refused to participate. The plan helped create the conditions for Netanyahu to move forward with unilateral annexation, and for months, it looked as though Netanyahu was going to do it. In fact, it was supposed to officially happen as soon as July 1. But it didn’t. Now we know the likely reason for the stalled annexation: Trump and his team aimed to strike a deal to convince Netanyahu otherwise. However, some claim the Israeli leader needed a way to back out of such a controversial promise. “Bibi climbs down from a tree it never seemed like he really wanted to be in,” Yair Rosenberg, a writer at the Jewish news-focused Tablet Magazine, tweeted after the deal’s revelation. Even if that is right, getting the UAE to normalize ties with the country is a pretty good way to get out of a corner. Second, this makes life a bit easier for Israel. The last peace deal it struck with an Arab country was with Jordan in 1994 (it signed one with Egypt in 1979). Now Israel can claim it has more friends in the region, possibly reducing the pressure on it regarding its relations with Palestinians. Granted, both nations had quietly been working together in myriad areas, namely technology, for several years. But now, the countries can openly work together in key areas, mostly pressingly on a cure for the coronavirus. Indeed, Thursday’s joint statement said both countries would now accelerate their cooperation in search of a treatment and a vaccine. That’s a marked shift from just two months ago when Netanyahu announced a coronavirus partnership with the UAE, only to have the Arab country a few hours later say the only ties were between companies from both nations, not their governments. This agreement may help the UAE do business with Israel, which in turn should help the Arab nation’s economy. Put together, this deal is mostly a win-win for the UAE: It helps itself, and reduces the risk of a calamity happening in the region. But not everyone is happy about the agreement Many caveats still apply, though. Among other possibilities, Israel and the UAE could hit many snags as they work on how, exactly, to normalize relations. Netanyahu will likely face anger from the Israeli far-right, particularly the thousands of Israeli settlers in the West Bank who hoped Netanyahu would follow through on his annexation promise. “We were tricked,” Shai Alon, head of the pro-settler Beit El Regional Council, said in a statement Thursday. “We’ve been betrayed.” Palestinian leaders, too, have expressed outrage over the agreement. “Israel got rewarded for not declaring openly what it’s been doing to Palestine illegally & persistently since the beginning of the occupation,” tweeted Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the official national representative of the Palestinian people. “The UAE has come out in the open on its secret dealings/normalization with Israel. Please don’t do us a favor. We are nobody’s fig leaf!” Still, some experts are cautiously optimistic. “The UAE-Israel announcement is good news, and breaks an important barrier,” Dan Shapiro, who served as US ambassador to Israel under President Barack Obama, told me. Two long-time estranged nations have agreed to be openly friendly with each other, and the US helped — giving Trump one of his biggest foreign policy victories as the election draws near. Will you become our 20,000th supporter? When the economy took a downturn in the spring and we started asking readers for financial contributions, we weren’t sure how it would go. Today, we’re humbled to say that nearly 20,000 people have chipped in. The reason is both lovely and surprising: Readers told us that they contribute both because they value explanation and because they value that other people can access it, too. We have always believed that explanatory journalism is vital for a functioning democracy. That’s never been more important than today, during a public health crisis, racial justice protests, a recession, and a presidential election. But our distinctive explanatory journalism is expensive, and advertising alone won’t let us keep creating it at the quality and volume this moment requires. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will help keep Vox free for all. Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Cuba Gooding Jr.’s lawyers could ask accuser about breast size, threesomes
During a hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court, the judge said that the defense might be allowed to pursue this line of questioning if they proved it was relevant to their case.
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U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Are Rising in These 7 States
Average daily death tolls have been rising in Georgia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Nevada, Louisiana, Tennessee and Oregon over the past month.
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