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LI cops rescue injured egret stranded on front lawn

Feathers flew on Long Island Monday, when cops with a pool skimmer rescued an injured egret that was stranded on a front lawn. The egret — white with a long, pointy yellow beak — was spotted around 6:40 p.m. in the yard of a West Babylon home on West Ninth Street — roughly 3 miles...
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Firefighters report progress against 32,000-acre Apple fire in Riverside County
The Apple fire had burned 32,412 acres, destroyed four homes and was 40% contained as of Sunday morning.
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Simon Cowell broke his back falling off an electric bicycle
"America's Got Talent" judge Simon Cowell has undergone surgery after breaking his back in several spots while falling off his bike on Saturday.
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Cuomo says Trump’s order for New York to pay unemployment ‘impossible’
Covering part of the benefits would set the Empire State back $4 billion, Cuomo estimated, saying the cost was "irreconcilable."
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Washington Football Team fumbles new hashtag attempt
The Washington Football Team’s next change after removing the Redskins’ name from its organization, changing the uniforms and taking the nickname off the walls in its facility was to take aim at a Twitter hashtag.
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Cam Newton gets inside scoop on Patriots' playbook: 'This s--t is calculus'
Cam Newton will be tasked with mastering the new and apparently complicated New England Patriots as he enters his first season with the organization.
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Panhandler stabbed outside Carlo’s Bakery in Times Square
A pushy panhandler was stabbed in front of Carlo's Bakery outside the Port Authority in Manhattan early Sunday, witnesses and police sources said.
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Democratic Sen. Durbin: 'We are ready to meet the White House and the Republicans halfway'
“We are ready to meet the White House and the Republicans halfway,” U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said on Sunday, the day after President Trump signed four executive orders to provide Americans financial relief from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic amid stalled negotiations in the Senate.
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Don't eat that sausage and bratwurst in your freezer before you check this USDA health alert
The USDA issued a health alert saying a Kentucky company produced sausage products that may be contaminated with listeria, a disease-causing bacteria.       
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BBC Apologizes for Using Racist Slur in News Report
The broadcaster has received more than 18,000 complaints about the use of the word
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North Carolina hit by 5.1-magnitude earthquake, most powerful in 100 years
It marked the strongest to rattle the state since 1916, when a magnitude 5.5 quake occurred near Skyland.
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Face The Nation: Lamont, Gottlieb, Evans
Missed the second half of the show? The latest on schools reopening amid coronavirus pandemic, U.S. COVID-19 death toll could reach 300,000 and the economic relief package.
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Bellator 243 post-event facts: Michael Chandler makes history with blistering knockout
Check out all the facts and figures from Bellator 243, which took place Friday in Uncasville, Conn.       Related Stories4 burning questions heading into Bellator 243Bellator 243 predictions: Chandler or Henderson? Which former champ comes out on top?Tim Means starting with the man in the mirror and liking Saturday's result 
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What Time Does the Season Finale of ‘Perry Mason’ Premiere on HBO?
The season finale of HBO's critically-acclaimed crime drama premieres tonight.
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Vikings' Cameron Smith to undergo open-heart surgery after learning of issue through positive COVID-19 test
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith will be forced to miss the 2020 season after learning he needs open-heart surgery to address an issue he learned about while taking a COVID-19 test.
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Business is booming for NYC psychics amid COVID-19 pandemic
New Yorkers who've never turned to the occult before are now seeking out some spiritual guidance.
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New Zealand marks 100 straight days without new coronavirus infection
New Zealand on Sunday marked 100 days since it was able to effectively eliminate the spread of coronavirus.
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Kane Brown defends police amid protests, acknowledges bad cops on 'power trip' are 'out there'
Kane Brown is having trouble finding the middle ground as a biracial man amid the ongoing protests against police brutality. 
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Democrats call Trump’s coronavirus relief orders “paltry” and “absurdly unconstitutional”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addresses the press following an unsuccessful meeting with White House officials about a coronavirus stimulus package. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Democrats want Republicans to come back to the negotiating table so Congress can pass a sweeping stimulus bill. Democratic leaders argued on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s new executive orders that circumvented deadlocked congressional negotiations on coronavirus relief are far from adequate to meet the scope of the crises facing the United States. “The president’s executive orders described in one word could be: ‘Paltry.’ In three words: ‘Unworkable, weak and far-too-narrow,’” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on ABC’s This Week on Sunday. “As the American people look at these executive orders, they'll see they don’t come close to doing the job in two ways: One, what they propose, second, what’s left out.” Trump signed four executive orders at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Saturday, claiming that House Democrats have been holding federal assistance “hostage,” and that the GOP has “had it” after more than two weeks of contentious negotiations over the next coronavirus relief package. As the benefits created by past relief packages — including a federal unemployment insurance benefit and eviction protections — expired, Democrats and Republicans struggled to come to a consensus about what further aid should look like. Democrats hoped to extend the $600 weekly federal unemployment insurance benefit created by the CARES Act, to broaden the scope of eligibility for stimulus checks, and to expand federal aid to states and cities. Republicans have been divided in their goals, with Trump pushing for a payroll tax cut many in his party weren’t in favor of; some Senate Republicans advocating for a reduced employment benefit and limited aid to cities and states; and other Republicans demanding that the federal government not go into further debt with relief packages. Saturday, Trump’s orders created $400 in weekly enhanced unemployment assistance; student debt repayment relief; a payroll tax holiday; and an exploration of protections from housing evictions. But Democrats have fiercely objected to the substance of Trump’s executive actions, characterizing them as clumsily designed and unacceptably narrow in focus. And both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have questioned their legality. Sunday, Schumer said that Trump’s proposal for unemployment — which calls for the federal government to provide unemployed Americans with an extra $300 per week above normal state unemployment benefits, and for states to add $100 to the federally funded benefit — is impractical for states with budget shortfalls due to the pandemic and that it is too large of a cut from the earlier rate of $600. “This is an unworkable plan. Most states will take months to implement it because it’s brand new, it’s sort of put together with spit and paste,” Schumer said. “Many states, because they have to chip in $100 and they don’t have money, won’t do it.” “If he just would have renewed the $600 as we do in the HEROES bill [which House Democrats passed in May] through January, things would flow smoothly,” Schumer added later. Michele Evermore, an unemployment policy expert at the National Employment Law Project, agreed with Schumer’s assessment on the timeline for implementing this new policy. Evermore told the Washington Post it could take states months to set up Trump’s program because it requires building new systems from scratch rather than funneling money through existing unemployment programs. Schumer also criticized Trump’s payroll tax holiday as both economically ineffective in the short-term and perilous for the American social safety net in the long-term. “It’s a deferral, and so it accumulates until January when it expires. Employers are just going to continue to withhold the money — I’ve talked to some — because they don’t want their employees to be stuck wth a huge bill in December, so it’s not going to pump money into the economy,” Schumer said. He also warned that it “depletes money out of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds,” a complaint the White House brushed off Sunday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Trump’s executive order on housing eviction protections, which he appeared to imply was an extension a federal moratorium that expired in July, is in fact nothing of the kind. “The president didn’t even do a moratorium, he just did a study or a look at a moratorium, so again, something’s wrong,” she said on CNN’s State of the Unionon Sunday. It is true that Trump’s executive order on housing protections does not explicitly prohibit evictions with decisive language. As CNN’s Dana Bash has pointed out, the order instead uses language like “consider, identify, promote and review.” For example, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are told to “consider” whether to halt evictions in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Top Democrats are also arguing that Trump’s orders are just as objectionable for what they don’t do. The relief package that they passed in the House in May includes trillions of dollars worth of assistance that go far beyond Trump’s four orders and that cover everything from pressing humanitarian needs to making sure the election process is funded adequately to deal with new needs presented by the pandemic. Congress, with its control of the US’ coffers, has greater largess than the executive branch in setting policy demanding the sort of massive spending coronavirus relief has required so far — and is therefore able to offer more sweeping solutions. White House officials seemed to acknowledge this fact Sunday, with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin telling Fox News Sunday that he’s “willing to listen” to further Democratic proposals. And Democrats suggested they would like to negotiate further to reach some sort of legislative solution. “These announcements do nothing to increase testing, nothing to reopen schools, nothing to put food on the table for hungry families, nothing to prevent heroes being laid off across state and local government, nothing to protect the Postal Service or the integrity of our elections, nothing on many critical needs of the American people,” Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement issued Saturday night. Trump’s executive orders might not be legal. But it’s unclear what Dems will do about that. Democrats — and some Republicans — have also questioned or rejected the legality of Trump’s use of executive authority to enact policies typically handled by Congress. When asked if she would sue to block the executive orders by CNN’s Bash, Pelosi said the Democrats were still looking into the legal questions. “Well, the fact is, is that whether they’re legal or not takes time to figure out. I associate my remarks with what the [Republican] Senator [Ben] Sasse, who says, they’re ‘unconstitutional slop.’ Right now we want to address the needs of the American people,” Pelosi said. “As my constitutional advisers tell me, they’re absurdly unconstitutional.” Schumer also declined to clarify whether Democrats would be pursuing legal challenges. When asked if the unemployment assistance executive order was legal on ABC, he said “I’ll leave that up to the attorneys.” Pelosi and Schumer’s noncommittal language seems to be a shift in position after Democrats previously said they would file legal challenges if Trump circumvented Congress. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and many other Republican leaders — like Sen. Chuck Grassley — have endorsed Trump’s executive actions, but, as Pelosi noted, there isn’t complete consensus in the Republican caucus on the wisdom of the president’s move. “The pen-and-phone theory of executive lawmaking is unconstitutional slop,” Sasse said in a statement issued by email. “President Obama did not have the power to unilaterally rewrite immigration law with DACA, and President Trump does not have the power to unilaterally rewrite the payroll tax law.” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a major ally of Trump in the Senate, tweeted, “I appreciate the President taking this decisive action but would much prefer a congressional agreement.” While the legal status of Trump’s executive order remains uncertain, Democrats are unwavering in their position that the orders do not constitute a replacement of a bill that they’ve been calling for for months. Both sides seem willing to consider further negotiations, with Pelosi and Schumer saying in their Saturday joint statement, “Democrats repeat our call to Republicans to return to the table, meet us halfway and work together to deliver immediate relief to the American people.” Sunday, however, Pelosi warned Democrats remain unwilling to bend on certain parts of their proposal, saying on State of the Union, “Of course there’s room for compromise, but you have to see the entire package.”
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Why Bill Gates thinks US testing system is not improving
Microsoft founder Bill Gates discusses why the US is still struggling to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Two of the main issues, he says, are a failure to shut down and a lag in testing capabilities.
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Bill Gates on GPS: "Testing insanity" is unique to U.S.
Bill Gates joins Fareed to lay out how poor testing and lack of coordination for a national lockdown is hindering the U.S. response to Covid-19.
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McCarthy blames Pelosi's 'personal wish list' for coronavirus stimulus bill failure
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Sunday heaped the blame on Congress’ failure to pass another coronavirus stimulus bill on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “personal wish list” and defended President Trump’s use of executive orders to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount.
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Coronavirus bill a monster lift that worries lawmakers on two fronts: ballot box and economy
The only alternative lawmakers may have on coronavirus relief is coughing up gobs of money, just to keep the economy afloat
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'America's Got Talent' judge Simon Cowell breaks his back in electric bicycle accident
The 'America's Got Talent' star is doing fine after having surgery.        
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Full transcript of "Face the Nation" on August 9, 2020
On this "Face the Nation" broadcast, White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien and Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb sat down with Margaret Brennan
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Biden expected to name VP pick in the coming days
CNN's Dana Bash discusses Biden's potential vice presidential picks and the historic significance of his choice.
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NBA fines Draymond Green for tampering comments on Suns star Devin Booker
Draymond Green was fined $50,000 after commenting that Devin Booker needs to get out of Phoenix.       
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On GPS: Back to school in the age of Covid-19
Former Center for Disease Control & Prevention Director Tom Frieden and Fareed lay out what is needed to safely re-open U.S. schools, and keep them open.
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Michael Wacha shoulder issue leaves another hole in Mets rotation
As the Mets await Marcus Stroman’s potential return from the injured list in the near future, another starting pitcher is on the sideline. Michael Wacha was placed on the IL with right shoulder inflammation before Sunday’s game against the Marlins, leaving the Mets with half the starting pitchers they had in their spring training rotation...
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Disney World to cut theme park hours in September as visits drop amid COVID-19
The magic is back at Disney World, but for fewer hours a day. After lower-than-expected attendance amid COVID-19, Magic Kingdom hours will be reduced.       
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9 cases of Covid-19 reported at a Georgia school seen in photo of a crowded hallway, report says
At least nine cases of Covid-19 have been reported at a Georgia high school that came under scrutiny this week after a student shared a photo of a crowded hallway, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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What in The World: The explosion that shook Lebanon
After the huge blast that ripped through Beirut, Fareed asks if the crisis could be the jolt the badly mismanaged country needed to shake off corruption.
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Georgia Police Officers Investigated After Shooting at Minors During Traffic Stop
The children's father said they had been driving home from a Walmart to pick him up
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Bill Gates: "Legitimate issues" with competition in Tech
After Congress grilled America's top tech CEOs on their business practices, Gates tells Fareed "there are lots of structural issues" in the industry.
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Lebanon’s information minister resigns amid violent protests over Beirut blast
Manal Abdel-Samad was the most prominent resignation of at least six lawmakers who have stepped down.
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On GPS: Bill Gates on Covid in the developing world
Gates and Fareed break down the risks Covid-19 poses to countries with little state capacity, and what treatments could soften the blow to those economies.
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Fareed's Take: The American threat to an open internet
Fareed: With the Trump administration's move to ban TikTok and WeChat, the US is turning its back on an open internet, which could have dire consequences.
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Biden leads in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania due to COVID concerns
CBS News' Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto breaks down the latest numbers out of the CBS News Battleground Tracker poll.
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Arkansas: Images of the Natural State
In 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state in the United States. Today, more than 3 million residents live in the state’s diverse terrain, from the rugged Ozark mountains to the plains along the Mississippi River. Here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Arkansas and some of the wildlife and people calling it home.This photo story is part of Fifty, a collection of images from each of the United States.
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Americans are still paying for sex in Mexico despite the pandemic
Stay at home, be safe, but go hungry. Go out, earn a living, but risk your life. For so many in Mexico, this has been the pandemic's impossible choice.
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Stockton U. Student Faces Suspension for Zoom Background of President Trump
A student at Stockton University is facing a possible suspension and other disciplinary charges for making his Zoom background a photo of President Donald Trump and for a subsequent political Facebook post defending his freedom of expression, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). According to the university, the image of President Trump caused students "to feel offended, disrespected, and taunted." 
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Steven Mnuchin warns Democrats about challenging Trump’s COVID-19 orders
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday defended the legality of President Trump's executive orders to provide financial help during the coronavirus
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Sarah Hyland, Wells Adams celebrate their wedding date despite postponing
Actors Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams posed affectionately together on what was supposed to be their wedding day.
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Bash presses Kudlow on Trump executive actions
CNN's Dana Bash breaks down the specifics of President Trump's new executive actions with his chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow.
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Michigan police hail 2 boys for returning cash-filled wallet
Two Michigan boys found a wallet stuffed with more than $500 in cash—and rather than keep it, turned it in to police.
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YouTube Censors Live Action's Pro-Life Video - 4 Years After It Was Posted
Google-owned YouTube deleted a pro-life video with 1.8 million views posted by the pro-life organization, Live Action, four years after it was posted. The social media platform later reinstated the video after the organization appealed Google's censorship.
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Tim Means starting with the man in the mirror and liking Saturday's result
Take a look inside Tim Means' win over Laureano Staropoli at UFC on ESPN+ 32 in Las Vegas.        Related StoriesKevin Holland compares knockout to Sean O'Malley in 'dope' fight with BuckleyAndrew Sanchez not ready to call people out – but says he will soonDerrick Lewis eyes No. 1 contender fight after UFC on ESPN+ 32 win, wants to cut 15-20 pounds 
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Fifteen Years After Gaza Pullout, Israeli Minister Vows: 'We Will Take over Gaza Again'
Fifteen years after Israel disengaged from the Gaza Strip, an Israeli minister said the Jewish state would eventually re-invade the Hamas-run coastal enclave if rocket fire into Israel continued.
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'Vampire fishing' trend rises in Midwestern states: 'This is hands-down your best shot at a big fish'
Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean that fishing needs to stop.
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