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After Police Shooting Spurs Further Unrest in Chicago, Community Members Ask What Comes Next
As businesses across downtown Chicago try to retool and rebuild after widespread looting and vandalism brought damage to the area on Sunday night, and amid continued demonstrations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, activists and community members in the city worry that residents’ already contentious relationship with the city’s police department is being further strained.…
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How white people used police to make L.A. one of the most segregated cities in America
Police brutality didn't just spring from the minds of racist police. It reflected the will of white people to segregate. In many ways it still does.
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'RHOC' alum Vicki Gunvalson seeks split from Coto de Caza estate
Longtime "Real Housewives of Orange County" personality Vicki Gunvalson is selling her home in Coto de Caza for $3.35 million.
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States mull how to carry out Trump order on unemployment aid
As their tax revenue plunges, many states question if they could afford to contribute extra jobless aid.
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Pew poll finds most Latinos haven't heard of 'Latinx.' Only 3% use the term
Some three out of four Latinos in the U.S. haven't heard of the term 'Latinx,' but its use may grow.
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Amtrak roomette sale: 2 can travel for the price of 1 and socially distance on the train
Amtrak is offering a two-for-one deal on its roomettes, its most compact private accommodation, where visitors can take off their masks.       
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Lithuanian FM: Tikhanovskaya is 'devastated'
Lithuanian FM Linas Linkevičius tells Amanpour about presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and says "all options are on the table" in dealing with Belarus's Lukashenko.
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Sen. Ron Johnson explains subpoena of FBI Director Wray: 'I finally ran out of patience'
Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said Tuesday that FBI Director Christopher Wray was subpoenaed as part of the committee’s broad review into the origins of the Russia investigation because Johnson “finally ran out of patience.”
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Big Ten Conference postpones football season, other fall sports due to coronavirus
Conference officials cited concerns "potential medical risks" to student-athletes.
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Big Ten postpones college football season
The Big 10 is the first of the Power Five conferences to postpone its season.
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Video shows 8-year-old being arrested at Florida school
Newly-released video shows an 8-year-old boy in Key West, Florida, being arrested at school after allegedly punching a teacher in the chest in 2018. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the family, said the boy, who has emotional and behavioral disabilities, was charged with felony battery. The boy's mother plans to file a federal lawsuit against the officers, school officials, the Monroe County School District and the city of Key West.
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Big Ten cancels fall football season over coronavirus concerns, hopes to play in spring
The Big Ten became the first Power Five conference to postpone its fall football season because the coronavirus pandemic. It hopes to play a season in the spring.
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Food bank doles out tons of food as Texans, like many Americans, fight to feed themselves
American food insecurity is an under-told story amid the coronavirus pandemic, but as more people find themselves unemployed or underemployed, it's a reality with which too many are grappling.
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Nurse quits from Georgia school after packed hallway photo goes viral
A nurse in the Georgia school district that went viral for a crowded hallway photo says she quit over concerns that not enough was being done to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Amy Westmoreland said she was forced to make a tough choice when she learned that face masks would be optional in the Paulding...
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Experts concerned about Russia's virus vaccine
Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, said he's worried that any problems with Russia's newly approved COVID-19 vaccine will undermine public confidence in any vaccine for the virus. (Aug. 11)       
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Smashmouth holds packed concert at motorcycle rally
The US has seen 5 million coronavirus cases and more than 163,000 deaths. But as the virus spreads, so does the misinformation. CNN's
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Outgoing Seattle police chief says it's not about the money, it's about 'lack of respect' for officers
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best on Tuesday announced her resignation, saying that she was not doing because of pay cuts to her department, but because of the “lack of respect” towards her fellow officers.
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'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' to be rebooted as a drama with Will Smith on board to produce
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is the latest sitcom to get the reboot treatment, but don't expect it to be the fun show fans know and love.
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Lebanon's leaders were warned in July that explosives 'could destroy' Beirut, report says
Lebanese security officials who were concerned about the massive stockpile of ammonium nitrate in Beirut’s port had sent a letter to the country’s prime minister and president two weeks before the blast warning that the material “could destroy” the capital city if it exploded, a report says. 
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'That's a lie': Brianna Keilar fact checks Trump's wild claims
CNN's Brianna Keilar fact checks statements made by President Donald Trump during a coronavirus briefing that ranged from misleading claims about election security to incorrect claims about the reason WWII ended.
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With Congress stalled, a second round of stimulus checks won't be coming anytime soon
Don't expect a another stimulus check anytime soon. While there's bipartisan support for a second round of direct payments, negotiators have walked away from talks without a deal, and most lawmakers have now returned to their home states.
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ACLU seeks info on Ga. school discipline practices
The ACLU seeks Georgia school district information about student discipline over photos posted on the internet that show crowded school hallways amid virus pandemic. (Aug 11)       
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Big Ten cancels fall football season in first major college hit
The Big Ten will skip the fall season. The collegiate outfit announced on Tuesday its decision to cancel its football season, but it will attempt to play in the spring. It’s the first Power 5 conference to decide its fate, with the Pac-12 expected to follow suit. The Big Ten cited medical advice in announcing...
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Trump and the death of satire
Satire is now dead.
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22-year-old Tel Aviv tower-washer is rising TikTok star
TEL AVIV – Twirling to hip hop over chasms of steel and glass, soapy squeegee in one hand and a smartphone in the other, Noa Toledo is an Israeli social media star who aims to encourage other women to take on her traditionally male-dominated job. The 22-year-old window washer’s high-rise dance routines have earned close...
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Suspect identified in shooting incident near White House
The Secret Service says the suspect "crouched into a shooter's stance as if about to fire a weapon."
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Tiny Harris defends Zonnique Pullins’ pregnancy
"I was not married and I turned out fine. I did not struggle — I was out there getting my money."
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Beluga whales smile as they return to sea after years in captivity
Meet Little Grey and Little White.
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Buffalo Sabres switch back to the old royal blue jerseys
The Buffalo Sabres unveiled their new jerseys Tuesday. The design goes back to the royal blue that the team used from 1970-1996.       
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Minnesota court denies GOP effort to block ballot harvesting
A Minnesota court issued a ruling Tuesday that blocks a Republican effort to deny ballot collection and voter assistance known as ballot harvesting in the state, saying their effort to block the process was motivated by politics.
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Soap star Melody Thomas Scott says she was sexually abused in front of grandmother
Her memoir, “Always Young and Restless,” is out later this month.
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Thank God ‘A Kid in King Arthur’s Court’ Didn’t Make Daniel Craig and Kate Winslet Famous 25 Years Ago
Yeah, that's right—both Kate Winslet and Daniel Craig are in this movie. Seriously.
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Sycamore Partners’ bid for bankrupt JCPenney opposed by workers’ group
Sycamore Partners should not be allowed to buy JCPenney out of bankruptcy because of its long history of closing stores and decimating jobs, a worker advocacy group said on Tuesday. A group of current and former retail workers from Toys r Us, Kmart, Sears and other bankrupt retailers are sounding the alarms about the Big Apple-based private...
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‘It Smells Like Despair.’ A Diary of Life Inside Beirut After a Deadly Explosion
After a powerful blast on Aug. 4 killed more than 200 people in Beirut and left 300,000 homeless, Gaëlle Moutran did what many young people in Beirut felt compelled to do in the ensuing days: film what was happening around her. With her iPhone, Moutran, a scenographer working in film and art, documents a city…
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Navajo Nation Asks Trump To Commute Death Sentence Of Native Man Facing Execution
The U.S. government plans to execute Lezmond Mitchell, who killed two people on a Navajo reservation. Tribal leaders, citing Navajo beliefs that life is sacred, don't want him to be executed.
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Maryland to drastically reduce number of polling places in November, despite gov's concerns of disenfranchisement
A proclamation issued by the governor issued Monday will allow the state Board of Elections to set up "voting centers" rather than traditional polling places.
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Big Ten will not play college football in fall
The Big Ten will not play college football this fall due to coronavirus concerns, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed.       
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New York's true nursing home coronavirus death toll cloaked in secrecy
New York’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, already among the highest in the nation, could actually be a significant undercount.
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'Fury' producer Anton Lessine seeks $5.95 million for modern Palisades retreat
Movie producer Anton Lessine is asking $5.95 million for his modern retreat in Pacific Palisades, about $2 million more than he paid in 2015.
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South Africa’s poor scramble for anti-HIV drugs amid coronavirus
JOHANNESBURG — When her regular clinic ran out of her government-funded HIV medications amid South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown, Sibongile Zulu panicked. A local pharmacy had the drugs for $48, but she didn’t have the money after being laid off from her office job in the shutdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Desperate for...
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Second body found at site of Baltimore gas explosion identified
Newly released video shows the massive gas explosion that leveled three Baltimore homes Monday, as authorities reported that a second body — a 20-year-old college student — was found buried in the rubble, according to reports. Joseph Graham, a junior at Morgan State University, was found in the ruins in the northwest Baltimore neighborhood of...
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U.S. weighing order to deny entry to certain citizens
The proposal would constitute a significant expansion of immigration and travel restrictions during the pandemic.
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Kal Penn to host Freeform series on election issues for millennial, Gen Z voters
The untitled project is described as a smart, irreverent unscripted comedy.
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Get up to 30 percent off designer shoes for Shopbop Summer Shoe Sale
You can score some awesome designer footwear with Shopbop’s Summer Shoe Sale. For a limited time, you can get up to 30% off all of your favorite designer brands. Standouts include sneakers, wedges and heels from top brands like Sergio Rossi, Badgley Mischka and Tory Burch. You’ll also find major markdowns on a variety of...
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A's outfielder Ramon Laureano suspended five games, Astros coach Alex Cintrón gets 20 after brawl
MLB brings down hammer on Astros bench coach Alex Cintron, A's outfielder Ramon Laureano after benches clear.       
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Jessica Alba, Ruby Rose, Viola Davis, more celebs call for action in Breonna Taylor's death with new campaign
Dozens of A-list stars are demanding justice for Breonna Taylor with a new initiative that launched 150 days from the date she was murdered by police.
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Where Kanye West is and isn’t on the ballot for the 2020 election
West has managed to successfully get himself on the ballot in three states: Colorado, Oklahoma and Vermont.
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Twitter is finally helping people shut out “reply guys”
Twitter is rolling out a new feature that lets people limit who replies to their posts | Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images You can now limit who is allowed to respond to your tweets, which Twitter says is helping reduce harassment. If you’re on Twitter — and especially if you’re a woman on Twitter — you’re probably well aware of the “reply guy” phenomenon. It goes something like this: You post something on Twitter — a joke, a fact, a personal story — and you get a bunch of unhelpful, distracting, and sometimes hateful replies alongside the thoughtful responses to your original tweet. Twitter is rolling out a new feature today that it has been testing since May to help people shut out reply guys and other unwanted interactions on the platform. Now, when you tweet, you can limit who can reply to either the people you follow or the people you mention (by tagging their handle with the @ tag) in the tweet. People who can’t reply can still view, share, and “like” the tweets you limit replies on. Here’s what it looks like: As for those who feel left out of the conversation — reply guy or otherwise — they can still quote and retweet these limited-reply tweets. Limiting replies is an important feature because it’s designed to help some people who may otherwise feel bombarded with harassment on Twitter be more comfortable posting on the platform. According to Twitter’s internal research, people who submitted abuse reports are three times more likely to use these settings. The reply-limiting feature is also useful for people who are trying to have a focused conversation in a small group, like a virtual panel discussion or a 1:1 interview. Take, for example, the interview that Recode co-founder Kara Swisher had with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey via Twitter back in February. The Q&A between Dorsey and Swisher was nearly impossible to follow because they were both bombarded with distracting replies that cluttered the discussion. (Dorsey joked about the event when Twitter first announced the reply-limiting feature in May.) Since Twitter has been testing this feature, the company says it’s seen some solid progress, as detailed in a blog post by Twitter director of product management Suzanne Xie. Xie wrote that people who tested the feature are seeing positive results: They said they feel more protected from spam and abuse and are more comfortable sharing their thoughts freely as a result. “These settings help some people feel safer and could lead to more meaningful conversations, while still allowing people to see different points of view,” wrote Xie. And, mercifully, Twitter says that “reply guys” aren’t blasting people’s DMs instead — for now. It’s too soon to tell how this feature will be received now that it’s being rolled out on a wider scale. But the hope is it will make the platform a little less awful for some people. 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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