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Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu and Luis Cessa test positive for coronavirus
Two Yankees have tested positive for coronavirus before coming to New York, manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Saturday. DJ LeMahieu, one of the Yankees’ top hitters, and spot starter and reliever Luis Cessa have tested positive for COVID-19. They both are isolating at home. Boone said LeMahieu is asymptomatic while Cessa has shown mild...
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Ghislaine Maxwell could be back in New York in days, report says
Ghislaine Maxwell could be back in New York as soon as Sunday — but not to the same jail where doomed pedophile Jeffrey Epstein died, according to a report. Instead, Maxwell — nabbed Thursday at a secluded New Hampshire estate after months on the run from child sex abuse charges — is expected to be...
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Drive-in movie theaters making a comeback amid coronavirus pandemic
As the coronavirus pandemic forces Americans to social distance, an old trend is making a welcome comeback. Drive-in movie theaters allow people to get out of the house while maintaining social distance and keeping safe. Mireya Villarreal reports.
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Angels pitcher Julio Teheran missing from camp for second day in row
Angels right-hander Julio Teheran was absent from team workouts again Saturday, and manager Joe Maddon did not disclose the reason.
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Seat back safety standards in U.S. cars under intense scrutiny
About one child dies every week in the U.S. due to unsafe car seat backs, the safety standards for which have not been updated since the 1960s. Now, lawmakers are pushing to have the standards updated within two years. Kris Van Cleave reports.
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Texas sees highest number of coronavirus cases recorded since start of pandemic
Texas on Saturday reported its largest daily rise in confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic -- 8,258 -- following a facial mask mandate from Gov. Greg Abbott in an effort to slow the uptick in cases.
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Epstein's alleged accomplice pictured posing on British throne with Kevin Spacey
The British royal family has been dragged once again into the Jeffrey Epstein scandal as a photograph emerged showing the late financier's alleged accomplice posing on a throne at Buckingham Palace.
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Epstein's alleged accomplice pictured posing on British throne with Kevin Spacey
The British royal family has been dragged once again into the Jeffrey Epstein scandal as a photograph emerged showing the late financier's alleged accomplice posing on a throne at Buckingham Palace.
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Heat wave impacting 200 million Americans
About 200 million Americans are experiencing unusually high temperatures over the July 4 weekend. By mid-week, several cities may experience temperatures that feel like they are near or in the triple digits.
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England reopens pubs and other businesses as infection rates drop
Britain is slowly reopening businesses as coronavirus infection rates drop. But many are resuming with extra caution and improved safety measures to prevent further lockdowns. Roxana Saberi reports.
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Americans adjust to muted July 4 celebrations amid coronavirus pandemic
The Fourth of July weekend is typically a boisterous celebration with firework displays and crowded beaches. But the coronavirus pandemic is putting a limit to those traditions, and in some places canceling them entirely. Michael George reports.
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President Trump holds July 4 celebration at White House
President Trump held a Fourth of July celebration on the White House South Lawn one day after attending an event at Mt. Rushmore. This year's celebration is a massive scale back from last year's event, which featured military vehicles and flyovers. Nikole Killion reports.
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"CBS Weekend News" headlines for Saturday, July 4, 2020
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Weekend News" anchored by Major Garrett.
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Coronavirus cases continue to spike nationwide amid Fourth of July weekend
Fourth of July weekend will have an unusually somber tone this year as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. Cases are increasing in 40 states, many of which have had to pause their reopening plans. Lilia Luciano reports.
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Swiss zookeeper killed by Siberian tiger inside enclosure
A Swiss zookeeper was killed Saturday after she was attacked by a Siberian tiger in front of horrified visitors at the Zurich zoo. The onlookers raised an alarm after watching the tiger, named Irina, attack the 55-year-old keeper, according to The Associated Press. Other zoo workers rushed to the woman’s aid and lured the tiger...
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Catching up with legendary Mets broadcaster Howie Rose
Longtime radio sports announcer Howie Rose, who is the current Mets play-by-play man for WCBS 880-AM, makes the call to do some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: What are your thoughts on the 60-game MLB season? A: It will be with the most trepidation I’ve ever approached an Opening Day, to be sure....
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First LAPD officer dies of COVID-19
Another 287 LAPD employees are currently quarantined at home after having been exposed to the novel coronavirus.
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How Ghislaine Maxwell once sat on Buckingham Palace thrones with Kevin Spacey
In a newly surfaced 2002 photo, the just-captured accused Jeffrey Epstein madam sits on Queen Elizabeth II’s throne during a private Buckingham Palace tour — with actor Kevin Spacey at her side.
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UFC, MMA notables celebrate 4th of July on social media
UFC and MMA fighters' patriotism was in full force in a variety of ways for Independence Day in the U.S.        Related StoriesGilbert Burns comments on 'devastating' removal from UFC 251 after positive COVID-19 testTony Ferguson to Khabib after father's death: 'He will be front row' when we hopefully fightGilbert Burns tests positive for COVID-19, out of UFC 251 headliner vs. Kamaru Usman 
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Midway’ on HBO, Roland Emmerich’s CG-Explosion Homage to a Handful of World War II Heroes
A litany of stars -- Josh Lucas, Dennis Quaid, Woody Harrelson -- play generically rendered war heroes.
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Protests stop Brooklyn-bound traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York
A protest march on Saturday has led to the closing of all Brooklyn-bound lanes on New York City's Brooklyn Bridge, officials say.
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President Donald Trump hosts Independence Day celebration at White House
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed visitors to the White House's South Lawn to celebrate the Fourth of July.       
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9/11 Memorial reopens after closing amid COVID-19 outbreak
The iconic 9/11 Memorial opened to family members of victims, first responders and frontline workers Saturday after being closed for nearly three months because of COVID-19. The Memorial, which will now require masks and social distancing for visitors and employees, opens to the general public July 5, ending the temporary closure since early March. The...
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"Not your typical Fourth of July": Americans celebrate amid pandemic
Communities across the country are canceling or dialing back traditional fireworks.
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Yankees players outraged after terrifying Masahiro Tanaka video goes viral
Some Yankees players were upset with video being circulated of Masahiro Tanaka on the ground after being drilled in the head by a Giancarlo Stanton line drive during Saturday’s simulated game at Yankee Stadium. Aaron Judge could be seen and heard yelling at someone in the stadium about shooting video and later took to Twitter...
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Watch Live: President Trump Delivers Independence Day Speech
Watch President Donald Trump's speech at "Salute to America" live on Saturday, the Fourth of July, in Washington, DC, at 6:40 p.m. EST.
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Woman who went on anti-Asian tirades facing arrest on separate battery charge
A woman, whose racist, anti-Asian tirades last month shocked the public and the city of Torrance, has a warrant out for her arrest in connection to a confrontation separate from those recently captured on cellphone videos at a park.
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Biden Offers Optimistic July 4th Message in Sharp Contrast to Trump’s Divisiveness
While the president tried to fan the flames of a culture war at Mount Rushmore, Biden said the country faces a historic opportunity for progress.
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Analyst: You can sue the goverment, but chance of success is slim
CNN legal analyst Elie Honig joins Ana Cabrera to answer viewer questions about the rights of private citizens as governors implement stronger restrictions as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.
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The questions that still need answering about Jeffrey Epstein’s death
Even before prosecutors announced they were likely shipping Ghislaine Maxwell to the the scandal-plagued New York lock up where Jeffrey Epstein died, alarm bells were pealing over her safety.
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Trump Signs Small Business Loan Program Extension
The Paycheck Protection Program, enacted to help small businesses dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, had expired Tuesday. With Trump's signature Saturday, the new deadline to apply is Aug. 8.
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Opinion: A handful of people at IMS watch Scott Dixon dominate GMR Grand Prix
Scott Dixon won the 2020 GMR Grand Prix at empty Indianapolis Motor Speedway, using tire strategy to bend the field to his will.       
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2 officers accused of repeatedly using stun gun against man charged with his murder
Jared Lakey, 28, died two days after he was repeatedly shot with a stun gun by the officers.
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Passenger removed from Spirit Airlines flight for refusing to wear a mask
Footage on social media shows a passenger being confronted by Port Authority officers for failing to comply and wear a mask during the flight.       
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Mets will open 2020 MLB season at home against the Braves
The Mets’ 2020 season is set to begin just as the last one ended — with a home game against the Braves. MLB is expected to release the official schedule this week, with the Braves at Citi Field on July 24 to kick off the Mets’ season, The Post has learned. The NL East rivals...
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Los Futbolisimos’ on HBO, a Spanish Kiddie-Sports Comedy That’s a Real Kick in the Head
It's a Spanish, soccer version of the Bad News Mighty Bearducks.
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A rare case of brain-destroying amoeba has been confirmed in Florida
A case of a rare, brain-destroying amoeba has been confirmed in Florida.
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Florida inmates will comfort dogs frightened by Fourth of July fireworks
For most people, the Fourth of July means cookouts, sunny afternoons by the pool, and evenings full of fireworks.
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Trump wants to give Americans 'a worthy show' for Independence Day in 'Salute to America'
President Trump, who has railed against the "cancel culture," refused to let the coronavirus pandemic close down a grand Fourth of July celebration in Washington, despite objections from local officials over rising infection rates.
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Trump has revealed his 2020 campaign strategy
There's a reason Trump is focusing on the controversy surrounding monuments, writes Julian Zelizer. It's his latest effort to use the culture wars to overcome the huge gap that exists between his economic policies and the bread-and-butter needs of middle-class Americans.
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Amazon fired single mom for bringing son to office, lawsuit claims
Amazon didn’t smile when a single mom — and Army Reservist — took her 7-year-old son to the office, a lawsuit claims. Caonaissa Won, 33, is suing the online behemoth for axing her after she simply took the boy along to drop off paperwork, including his school schedule, that the human resources department had requested....
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Coronavirus cases plummet in New York after Friday surge
In a big relief for New York, COVID-19 cases dropped by nearly 200, one day after State Department of Health officials reported an alarming 918 new infections. Eleven people died in the past 24 hours, bringing the statewide toll to 24,896. New cases had dipped to 391 on June 29, but crept up to 918...
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Trump seeks to 'appeal to the very best in the American character' in July 4 remarks, an aide says
President Donald Trump on Saturday evening is expected to give "patriotic remarks" aimed at celebrating America's founding and the triumphs of American history while saluting the US military, according to an aide who has read the President's prepared remarks.
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Coach Mike Brown wants Dustin Poirier to get title shot or marquee fight: 'He's a draw'
American Top Team coach Mike Brown wants big things for Dustin Poirier's future.        Related StoriesGilbert Burns comments on 'devastating' removal from UFC 251 after positive COVID-19 testTony Ferguson to Khabib after father's death: 'He will be front row' when we hopefully fightGilbert Burns tests positive for COVID-19, out of UFC 251 headliner vs. Kamaru Usman 
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Lancaster will defy county ban and hold fireworks display tonight
The City Council voted to move forward with the display at an emergency meeting Saturday, granting Mayor R. Rex Parris' request for authority to issue a permit and sign a contract with a fireworks vendor for a show set for 9 p.m.
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Spain puts 200,000 people in Catalonia back into lockdown after coronavirus spike
Spain has put approximately 200,000 people back under lockdown, but not confined to their homes, following a spike in coronavirus cases in the country, according to reports.
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Shark kills scuba diver off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
A shark attacked a 20-year-old scuba diver off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef early Saturday afternoon, injuring his leg so badly that he bled to death. Rescuers tried to desperately to save the unidentified man, but he died at the scene, the Daily Mirror reported. The attack comes just three months after a shark killed Zachary...
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Newly sober Ryan Adams apologizes in open letter to women he ‘mistreated’
The singer-songwriter has been lying low since 2019 when he was accused of emotional and sexual misconduct toward women, including an underage songwriter.
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