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Jay Bilas claims college programs don't 'produce' NBA players. John Calipari disagrees

In a press conference after the NBA draft, Kentucky coach John Calipari answered Jay Bilas' opinion that college programs do not 'produce' NBA talent.       
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Trump calls Kamala Harris an ‘opponent everyone dreams of’ in Twitter burn
President Trump noted Kamala Harris’ failed 2020 presidential run, saying she finished “weak” and adding that she’s a challenger “everyone dreams of!” “@KamalaHarris started strong in the Democrat Primaries, and finished weak, ultimately fleeing the race with almost zero support. That’s the kind of opponent everyone dreams of!,” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday. The morning...
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Fox News stars go on a Kamala Harris bash-fest
Fox News was in full attack mode Tuesday night, throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Kamala Harris.
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Man shot by Secret Service near White House is former boxer with rap sheet
The 51-year-old man whose shooting by the Secret Service disrupted President Trump’s press conference is a 6-ft-3 former licensed boxer.
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This hydrogen-powered supercar can drive 1,000 miles on a single tank
Hyperion, a California-based hydrogen fuel cell company, has unveiled a hydrogen-powered supercar the company hopes will pique interest in the fuel.
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Sports media mailbag: ESPN talked to Sean McVay about ‘Monday Night Football’ gig
You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers & columnists to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: sports media. How uninspired is ESPN’s new Monday night football booth? Who SHOULD get the job? Is...
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The Other One’ On Acorn TV, A Comedy Where A Man’s Family Bonds With His Secret Family After His Death
When a family man dies, his wife and daughter find out he had a whole other family living not far away... and they're completely different. But they end up bonding anyway.
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A Salvadoran immigrant feared losing his food industry job. Now he's dead of COVID-19
José Roberto Álvarez worked at one of several food distribution facilities briefly closed by officials after the county said they failed to report COVID-19 outbreaks.
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Mike Huckabee: Kamala Harris is no moderate — Biden’s VP pick supports radical and harmful policies
The far-left wing of the Democratic Party can celebrate a resounding victory — Former Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement Tuesday picking Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his vice presidential running mate is a total capitulation to the liberal mob.
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Across L.A., Black Lives Matter murals appear like billboards for justice
The Black Lives Matter movement has inspired murals honoring Black lives and people killed by police brutality. But time poses a threat to the art.
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Emmys 2020 predictions: Count on 'Watchmen' to make a strong showing
Look for "Bad Education" to take home a couple of trophies alongside "Watchmen's" strong haul.
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Netflix Is Letting Some People Speed Up Playback. That's A Big Deal For Blind Fans
People who are blind spend a lot of time listening to words. So much that they often prefer to listen at faster speeds, including for TV shows.
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This supercar can travel up to 1,000 miles on one tank of fuel
The Hyperion XP-1 is a supercar that runs entirely on compressed hydrogen gas and can go from zero to 60 mph in a little over two seconds.
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Commentary: Museums are closed, but you'll find respite in UCLA's remarkable sculpture garden
Some big names are here: Matisse, Arp, Bourdelle, Calder, Miró, Noguchi, Voulkos — a remarkable collection that rambles over five acres.
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Italy's "wine windows" are reopening amid the pandemic
The windows were used during the plague, allowing people to buy and sell alcohol without making contact.
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Amid fears of TikTok’s demise, influencers are already fleeing the app
Many creators are already turning to a new app. Hey, they survived the death of Vine.
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Deion Sanders joins Barstool Sports on heels of NFL Network departure
Deion Sanders will join Barstool Sports to host his own podcast, "21st and Prime," the website announced on its signature podcast, "Pardon My Take."      
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Microsoft's Surface Duo, a dual screen phone, lands Sept. 10 for $1,399
It's been nearly a year since Panos Panay teased the future of Surface at Microsoft's fall hardware event. And, surprise, surprise, the Surface Duo is up for preorder right now and lands on Sept. 10. It starts at $1,399 unlocked for 128GB or $1,499 for 256GBs.
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Vote for the best casinos and casino amenities in the country
Are you feeling lucky?      
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Volunteers pick up the pieces as Beirut cries out for help rebuilding
Volunteer efforts on the ground in Beirut, Lebanon, are filling the void left by the state, which has allocated just $66 million to estimated damage worth $5 billion, according to the government of Beirut. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
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Sumner Redstone, media legend, has died at 97
Sumner Redstone, who built what is now ViacomCBS, created a media empire over several decades.
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Decomposing corpse discovered inside basement of historic Paris mansion during restoration
French authorities have opened a homicide investigation after a corpse that had been decomposing for 30 years was found in the basement of a Parisian mansion during renovations.
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Pro-Trump Georgia Democrat: Kamala Harris is 'the wrong person' to win over Black voters
Democratic Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, who endorsed President Trump for reelection in April, said Democrats thought that “by getting Kamala Harris” on the ticket “that that would help them save the Black vote, but that was the wrong person for that job to do that.”
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As the US moves out of Afghanistan, Iran cements ties with the Taliban and officials
As the United States draws down its troops from the conflict-beleaguered Afghanistan, cracks are emerging that neighboring Iran is entrenching itself into all sides – shoring up ties with formal government officials and ethnic minorities, as well as the Taliban and disgruntled new Taliban offshoots.
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Chicago locals fight off protesters and shut down BLM rally to prevent looting
Chicago residents infuriated by looters blighting the city are fighting back — angrily kicking out a Black Lives Matter protest. As access was again blocked to downtown overnight to stop more marauding — with bridges raised and expressway ramps closed — protesters turned to the troubled South Side neighborhood where a man allegedly started a...
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Susie Zhao murder: Poker pro allegedly sexually assaulted, ‘lit on fire’
The gruesome new details in the ongoing FBI and White Lake Township investigation into the 33-year-old rising poker star’s death, show that cellphone records indicate Zhao met Jeffrey Bernard Morris on July 12.
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Sumner Redstone, Viacom and CBS Titan, Dies at 97
The media mogul passed away on Tuesday afternoon at his Los Angeles home.
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Trump indicates that campaign rallies may be no more
President Trump in two separate interviews on Tuesday indicated that he may not be holding any more in-person rallies before the Nov. 3 presidential election due to coronavirus concerns, a blow to the candidate who thrives on stage, riling up crowds with his fiery speeches attacking opponents and touting his own accomplishments. 
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New 'Arthur' video teaching kids how to combat racism dedicated to the memory of Rep. John Lewis
The children’s show “Arthur” dedicated a special clip to the late civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis, as the title character and his best friend try to figure out what they can do about racism in their town. 
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In-person learning “impossible” for Elizabeth, New Jersey, school district says
As schools nationwide struggle to finalize reopening plans, some have had to abruptly change those plans due to coronavirus outbreaks. Meg Oliver reports from Elizabeth, New Jersey, home to one of the state’s largest school districts. This week, they voted to hold all classes remotely over coronavirus fears.
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Florida family files lawsuit after 8-year-old arrested for allegedly hitting teacher
Police body camera video, released this week, shows police officers in Florida arresting an 8-year-old boy with special needs at his school in 2018. The officers try to handcuff the boy, but his hands are too small. His family is now filing a lawsuit. The boy was charged with felony battery, but the case was later dropped. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
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Election Updates: What Do Biden and Harris Need to Do Now?
The two Democrats are expected to make their first public appearance as running mates today. Here’s the latest.
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Trump rips Kamala Harris as “nasty” and “disrespectful” despite previous campaign contribution
President Trump wasted no time going after newly minted VP candidate Kamala Harris, calling her "nasty" and "disrespectful" — but at one time, the president donated to Harris' political campaigns. Ben Tracy reports.
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Beirut resident: I'm still too angry to understand what happened
Lana Chammas, a mother of two young daughters, was injured in the blast that wrecked Beirut, Lebanon. Adding to her physical injuries, Lana struggling to process the psychological trauma that her and her family are experiencing. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
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Sumner Redstone, billionaire media mogul, dead at 97
Sumner Redstone, the billionaire media magnate whose family company controls CBS and Viacom, and whose career spilled over from boardrooms to gossip sheets, has died. He was 97. Redstone’s health had been declining before his passing Tuesday, according to the Hollywood Reporter. President and CEO of ViacomCBS Bob Bakish hailed the mogul as “a brilliant...
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Mississippi Says Advancing Giant Mosquito Emblem for State Flag Redesign Was a Mistake
The state narrowed 3,000 entrants down to 147.
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What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, August 12
Russia claimed a breakthrough in the global vaccine race, approving a coronavirus vaccine for public use. The announcement has been met with widespread skepticism from global health experts.
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LeBron James approves of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's running mate
LeBron James tweeted his support for presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s choice for his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on Tuesday.
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‘The Red Shoes’ Remains A Haunting Masterpiece about the Pains of Female Ambition
The 1948 film will still get under your skin in 2020.
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Media mogul Sumner Redstone, whose empire included Viacom and CBS, dies at 97
Redstone's lasting imprint will be accelerating media consolidation and hard-fought battles to build, then maintain his empire.
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Shoppers are obsessed with the Dash mini waffle maker—and it's less than $10
The best-selling Dash mini waffle maker lets you churn out breakfast with ease , and right now, it's on sale for less than $10—see the details.       
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Late night hosts crack first jokes about Kamala Harris’ vice presidential bid
Hours after Joe Biden announced that California junior Senator Kamala Harris would be his running mate, the hosts shared their opinions on the news.
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Jessica Chastain reveals Kamala Harris doll her daughter, 2, plays with: 'Hello, madam vice president'
Jessica Chastain’s 2-year-old daughter views vice-presidential pick Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as a superhero.
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Sarah Palin, ex-VP candidate, warns Kamala Harris to ‘trust no one new’
Sarah Palin warned Sen. Kamala Harris to “trust no one new” and “don’t get muzzled” as Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick. In an Instagram post published Tuesday evening, Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, congratulated Harris (D-Calif.) on being tapped by presumptive Democratic nominee Biden to join the ticket. “Congrats to the democrat [sic]...
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Dr. Fauci doubts safety, effectiveness of Russia’s new coronavirus vaccine
In his rush to declare victory in the COVID-19 vaccine race, President Vladimir Putin said that his country was the first to approve an inoculation.
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Harris pick cheered by Biden VP finalist Val Demings in Twitter tribute
Democratic Rep. Val Demings, a finalist to be Joe Biden’s running mate, touted the former vice president’s choice to tap Kamala Harris to join him on the ticket, cheering his pick.
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Police chief who forced Jackie Robinson to leave game has name removed from park
Jackie Robinson started a 1946 game before Police Chief Roy Williams entered the dugout and told him he had to leave or the game would be called off.       
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry relocate to new home in Santa Barbara: reports
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have reportedly relocated to Santa Barbara, Calif.
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Flash flooding and heat in the Northeast, heat wave and wildfires in the West
The Northeast is expected to have for another hot and humid day with flash flooding possible.
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