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Mets can’t let Yoenis Cespedes mess scare them off spending big again

For sure, the Mets should regard Yoenis Cespedes as a cautionary tale. Will they grasp the proper moral to the story, though? You’re worried the latest Cespedes bombshell — the multiple fractures in his right ankle, purportedly suffered at his Port St. Lucie, Fla. ranch, announced Monday by general manager Brodie Van Wagenen — will...
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Washington Warriors looks like frontrunner to replace Redskins
The NFL’s Washington franchise has come closer than ever to changing its name, and it could be closing in on a new one. Since owner Daniel Snyder announced with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last Friday that the ‘Redskins’ name was going under review, ‘Warriors’ has emerged as a frontrunner for the franchise’s new moniker, according...
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Sharon Stone looks flawless at 62
The "Basic Instinct" star seems to be aging backwards.
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Esper, in House testimony, says he had not received a briefing referencing the word 'bounty'
Defense Secretary Mark Esper testified on Thursday that he had no recollection of receiving any briefings that “included the word bounty,” amid reports claiming Russia offered bounties to Afghan militants for killing U.S. soldiers.
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Minneapolis civic leaders unite to give community relief
Over a decade ago, a local pastor and a social worker in downtown Minneapolis began meeting regularly with the foreknowledge that one day, their organizations might need each other.
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Harley-Davidson cuts 500 jobs in latest round of layoffs
Harley-Davidson on Thursday said it will lay off 500 employees this year as part of new Chief Executive Jochen Zeitz’s efforts to revive the struggling motorcycle maker. As part of the overhaul, Chief Financial Officer John Olin will leave the company effective immediately. Darrell Thomas, treasurer, will become interim chief financial officer, it said. Harley-Davidson’s...
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Michael Cohen back in custody for violating terms of early release from prison
President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen has been taken into custody for violating terms of his early release from prison, his attorney Jeffrey Levine told reporters Thursday afternoon.
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Vermont mandates composting, bans food scraps from trash
One state’s trash is another state’s treasure.
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'Black Lives Matter' Gets Indians Talking About Skin Lightening And Colorism
The American call for racial justice has led to a heated debate over attitudes about skin tones — and caused some lightening creams, like "Fair & Lovely" from Unilever, to change their name.
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Michael Cohen, former Trump attorney, taken back into custody
A lawyer for Michael Cohen tells Fox News that Cohen was taken back into custody Thursday morning and is now at the Metro Detention Center in Brooklyn. It comes after reports that Cohen was seen at restaurants in Manhattan.
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The appeal and futility of mask meltdown videos
The chicken statue in front of the Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Family Restaurant and Bakery on May 28, 2020. | Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images Shaming people who don’t wear face masks is popular, but it won’t really change anyone’s mind. They all start in the middle. The videos, blurry and shaky, look like the beginning of found footage movies, one of those horror flicks where you don’t know what you’re looking at it until it becomes impossible to miss. In this case, it’s a first-person point of view. Our cameraperson, a woman in Scottsdale, Arizona, is slapping masks out of a display. This woman in Scottsdale, Arizona was super upset with Target for selling face masks. So upset in fact, that she attacked their display....pic.twitter.com/ye9LiDz0JH— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) July 5, 2020 “This shit’s fucking over,” she says, again and again, her free hand slapping away mask after mask. Plastic crumples. The metal display screeches. The bottom of the video reads “@Target” in cheerful, rainbow-colored letters, seemingly unaware of the human-on-mask violence its director is unleashing. That video, posted on July 5, currently has been played 9.9 million times. The next day, a similar video appeared on the internet. A man at a Fort Myers, Florida, Costco, the beloved home to discounted big-screen televisions and 30-roll packs of toilet paper, has gone into a rage. He wears a red shirt that reads, “Running the world since 1776.” His face, sharpened and angry, screams at our cameraperson. The caption explains that he’s been asked to put on a mask. “I feel threatened,” he shouts so hard his voice cracks. “Back off.” Florida man at Fort Myers Costco in "Running the World Since 1776" shirt flips out on elderly woman who asked him to wear a mask and man who defended her #BecauseFlorida (via @profjaffar) pic.twitter.com/PDOvi33qHK— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) July 7, 2020 These are two of the more recent additions to the genre of videos of people not wearing masks freaking out in public places over having to wear one. This expanding oeuvre includes a woman going ballistic in Trader Joe’s, another woman terrorizing bagel shop patrons by coughing on them, another throwing food, and an older, smaller man tumbling, belly-first, through a Walmart to assert his non-mask dominance: Okay imagine being this much of a Male #Karen lol#Boomer doesn't wanna wear a mask in the store; so he then Assaults the Employee and Trips and Falls #KarensStrikeAgain #KarensGoneWild #Karens pic.twitter.com/W2dtL4AnD9— Chad of the CHAZ (@RealSaleemJuma) June 21, 2020 While the antagonists are different, the message is the same: These people believe masks aren’t necessary and that they have the right to flagrantly disregard public health advice and guidelines. Their frustration with masks seems to stem from the ongoing conservative politicization of masks as a liberal affectation having no basis in science. According to a June 25 Pew Research Poll, 71 percent of Americans say that we should wear masks in public either most of the time or always. But it splits on a partisan level. Pew reported: Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents are about twice as likely as Republicans and Republican leaners to say that masks should be worn always (63% vs. 29%). Republicans are much more likely than Democrats to say that masks should rarely or never be worn (23% vs. 4%). Republicans also are less likely than Democrats to say they have worn masks in stores or other businesses always or most of the time in the past month. This happens in spite of directives and pleas from epidemiologists, doctors, nurses, scientists, the CDC, and the World Health Organization to continue wearing masks, continue washing your hands, and continue to practice social distance to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. And it’s also happening as several states in the US are reporting record-breaking numbers of new cases. The shoppers-gone-wild videos make examples of these people, and are often accompanied by headlines like “Maskless ‘Karen’ coughs on complaining customer in Queens bagel shop” and “8 Karens and Kens who threw huge tantrums instead of putting on masks.” Their popularity and millions of views make it seem like everyone is on the same page about why this behavior is bad. “I share this to say please choose kindness in these situations. Look out for one another like patrons who took this video and asked if I was okay,” Ally Goodbaum, a videographer who captured the “maskless Karen” that began coughing on her, wrote on Facebook in June. “I know there are bigger problems in the nation right now but more and more it seems the people who are just trying to stand up for the right things are getting bulldozed by bullies.” But if the meltdown content’s pro-mask agenda was effective, you’d think there’d be less and less of this behavior and less and less footage of the maskless going nuts as time went on. The videos would have stopped after the first berserker got famous. Instead, there seem to be new ones posted every day. It turns out, as satisfying as it is to watch someone reprimanded for bad behavior, the videos themselves might not be an effective tool to actually change attitudes toward public health. And according to health and behavior experts, changing someone’s mind about masks is much more difficult than embarrassing them on candid camera. Why people love these mask freakout videos Win McNamee/Getty Images A vendor wearing a mask and face shield at Trump’s June 2020 rally in Tulsa. To fully understand these freakouts and the reactions they inspire means understanding the emotional state we — regardless of political affiliation — are all in. For the last four months, we’ve dealt with an entirely new reality wrapped around a deadly threat that we still don’t fully comprehend. That takes a toll on us emotionally, and we’re constantly coping with it. “From a psychological point of view, when there’s a massive unknown new threat, humans’ survival instinct triggers and they become highly vigilant and emotional,” David Abrams, professor of social and behavioral sciences at the NYU School of Global Public Health, told me. “You have the rug pulled from under you, and suddenly your instinct is immediately to become hyperalert. And as that adrenaline pumps, you get into what we call the fight or flight — an emotional response that overrides cool-headed rationality.” This stress manifests itself in different behaviors. In my home, it manifested as copious amounts of dessert-scented hand soap (at the time, Bath and Body Works was one of the few places with stock) and learning how to cook caramelized shallot pasta. This was, as Abrams explained to me, completely natural. “When [fight or flight in response to a threat] happens, you fall back on your instincts,” he said. “You become hypersensitive to messages from other people. You look around at what other people are doing and what your leaders are saying. You become a copycat to quickly latch on to something that someone else is doing. And you’re highly vulnerable because of your hypervigilance, and the threat is urgent. ” An example Abrams cited was 9/11. After it occurred, we began — for better and worse — trusting our leaders and following new social rules like enhanced security screenings at airports. I still remember when we were allowed to walk our loved ones to the gate. The key part of Abrams’s explanation, though, is that the virus isn’t as concrete as a human terrorist — it certainly doesn’t win a moral victory when you put on a mask — and that in 2020 America, we all have different ideas about who we determine to be leaders. Following leadership cues can be helpful; those who see health officials and medical experts as leaders then copycat behavior that stamps down on the virus, like thoroughly washing hands, social distancing, and wearing masks. It also works the other way. That’s what makes, as Abrams cited, Vice President Mike Pence’s maskless visit to the Mayo Clinic in April so important. Those who see him as a leader copy that behavior. Add to that other leaders who don’t wear masks and the predominantly conservative rhetoric about how they aren’t useful (see: Trump, Donald) and it undermines the legitimacy and importance of health officials’ advice. While following cues from those we trust isn’t the only determining factor in what kind of behavior we display, it’s a powerful one. Other factors, as sociologists and epidemiologists told me, include one’s sense of community, shifting social norms, and personal experiences (e.g. losing a loved one to the virus). Our own behaviors then become the same ones we want to see reflected in the world around us. And when they don’t, it sets up a clash. The videos of people without masks freaking out, people in masks reacting to said freakouts, and the urge to share these clips all stem from what some sociologists believe is a release for all the frustration, hypervigilance, uncertainty, and stress that we’ve accumulated since the original lockdowns in March. “Frustration leads to anger, it leads to resentment,” Gary Fine, a sociology professor at Northwestern told me, explaining that because the virus isn’t tangible and the threat is invisible, it leads to humans lashing out at the most concrete target: each other. For people who hate masks, this means flying into a rage at those who encourage wearing them. For people who have made the commitment to masks, this may mean recording or watching the unmasked in an embarrassing situation. “So say you’re in a state of frustration, and you see someone who is doing something that you find unappealing — whatever that may be. Because we have cellphones with cameras in them, we can take these videos and we have social media and we can post those videos,” he continued. The spectacle of the maskless throwing temper tantrums and getting thrown out of stores appeals to individuals and groups who generally wear masks because it feels like a little bit of justice. The videos also affirm a sense of tribal superiority, as both Abrams and Fine explained. They confirm to one group (mask wearers) that the other group (people who don’t wear masks) is incorrect. But aside from whatever karmic itch these videos might scratch, they’re largely ineffective at changing anyone’s behavior. Shaming and scolding aren’t going to change anyone’s mind about masks Wang Gang/China News Service via Getty Images A teacher and examinee high five in the Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Epidemiologists like Jared Baeten, the Vice Dean of the School of Public Health and professor of Global Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology at the University of Washington, know that shaming someone into acting “better” doesn’t really work. Baeten’s background is in HIV. The HIV and AIDS pandemic (which still affects thousands of Americans today) is often used as an analogy when talking about the coronavirus because they’re both national infectious disease emergencies, and also because of the emphasis on prevention. For both the coronavirus and HIV, experts prescribe a set of behaviors to curb the spread. An antagonistic argument with someone about wearing or not wearing a mask is not going to be successful And one of the most important lessons gleaned from that pandemic is that shaming was detrimental. “An antagonistic argument with someone about wearing or not wearing a mask is not going to be successful,” he told me. In the AIDS crisis, the corollary to masks could be condoms, which researchers learned were more successful when education didn’t stigmatize individuals. “[Effective] HIV prevention is much more about self-empowerment, individual decision-making, pleasure with safety than it was about dirty and shaming and bad. Scolding is a generally difficult public health strategy.” The problem with scolding and shame, according to all the experts I spoke to, is that individuals respond with resentment and anger. Those emotions are closely tied to defiance and withdrawal. It’s not unlike the research that shaming and scolding children is ultimately not very effective in changing behavior. “It’s hurtful. It’s hurtful to the individual,” Barun Mathema, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, told me. “And it perhaps may have the opposite effect. I think we should sort of steer away from more caustic strategies of trying to force people into doing A or B. We know these sort of approaches don’t really work very effectively.” The benchmark public health officials want to hit with not just mask-wearing but all the other coronavirus precautions is for these behaviors to become a social norm. The tipping point of when something becomes a social norm has been a key, historically, in terms of public health. A recent example: smoking. The more we learned about the deadly effects of cigarettes, the more we acted to curb smoking. When it was more socially acceptable, Americans pushed back against mandates that banned smoking in restaurants and bars. But that shifted to a point where not smoking became the dominant norm. “Smoking today is not viewed the way it perhaps was in the ’80s or ’90s,” Mathema said. “I wouldn’t say it was necessarily social shaming, but social acceptability, right? I think that has an impact on behavior.” Seatbelts, which Mathema also points to, went through a similar cultural tipping point (“Before a federal mandate came along, and even when that came along, there were a lot of people who said, ‘I don’t want to be strapped down. It’s my choice,’” he explains), but smoking is perhaps a closer corollary. If I don’t wear my seatbelt and I’m in an accident, it doesn’t really affect the person in the other car who’s wearing theirs. But if I’m smoking and exposing others to secondhand smoke, that may be more akin to spreading the virus. The difficult thing for public health officials is that initiatives like seatbelts and anti-smoking campaigns took a long time to get where they are today. They didn’t happen overnight. The coronavirus, on the other hand, needs to be dealt with immediately. States throughout the country are reporting record numbers of infection. And epidemiologists and medical experts are being asked to help get this message across to the public in a compressed amount of time. So how do you change someone’s mind? All the experts I spoke to pretty much said the same thing when it comes to changing someone’s mind about masks and public health in general: You have to be the bigger person and you have to be empathetic. Shaming someone into behaving better, while satisfying, doesn’t work. People respond better when they feel good and are respected. That means earnestly listening to someone’s concerns and their experiences. “You have to give a lot of people the benefit of the doubt, right? That if given all the right sort of information and the right context, people may come up with very similar decisions,” Mathema told me. “Personal circumstances are also very important. Are you talking to somebody who’s just lost a job? Who’s very stressed out? Or somebody who strongly believes in XYZ because of these reasons?” You have to give a lot of people the benefit of the doubt An example: For the past few months of the pandemic, a narrative from right-wing pundits emerged pitting public health against the economy. Economic hardship then becomes tethered to public health, and it’s not unreasonable for someone who believes in this narrative to resent public health when facing economic hardship. Someone being laid off from their job because of the coronavirus could possibly see it as the fault of public health officials. And listening to and understanding that is part of the way you can talk to them. “When I do my teaching, I like to ask, ‘What’s the basis of the question? What’s inspiring you? What’s the context of the question?’” Mathema said. “And then I ask myself, ‘How can I now use that context to sort of nudge the person to see one way or the other?’ And certainly, to empower them to make those decisions. Again, I think that’s a really important point.” The difficult thing for all of us — and for public health officials especially — is that we might not be in the right time, space, or place where we can have those deep, thoughtful conversations with those who disagree with us. We might not have the kind of relationship with someone to talk about how health officials are still learning about the virus and that guidance is shifting to accommodate the new research. Or to advise them that instead of thinking of the economy and public health as antagonistic, it might be helpful to frame them as connected — that it’s not a good idea to restart the economy with a sick workforce. It’s also especially difficult since we tend to gravitate to people who are generally like us and share our belief system. Changing someone’s mentality on public health requires effort and time. I suppose that’s why public health officials get paid to strategize and educate the masses. “It [listening to and empathizing with people who don’t agree with you] is easier said than done,” Abrams, the behavior expert from NYU, said. “I think you have to accept that you can’t force people to do anything. You can only be a role model and do it yourself and point to the people you admire. We shouldn’t forget that it’s about saving lives.” Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires. Please consider making a contribution to Vox today.
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NYC’s White Horse Tavern shut down over social-distancing violations
New York City’s famed White Horse Tavern has been shut down after being stripped of its liquor license for what state officials call “numerous” violations of coronavirus social-distancing rules. The state Liquor Authority issued an emergency suspension order against the legendary Greenwich Village bar during a special meeting at which it was slapped with 30...
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What to know about Clare Crawley’s rumored ‘Bachelorette’ resort
Expect Clare Crawley to hand out the roses in a luxurious bubble when production resumes on "The Bachelorette" this month.
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3 men and 2 teens arrested in the murder of rapper Pop Smoke, police say
Pop Smoke, whose real name is Bashar Jackson, was killed in February.
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Rep. Zeldin: Elected officials should be building up support for law enforcement, not 'eroding it'
Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., told “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday that he doesn’t agree with New York Attorney General Letitia James’ “broad statement” that “New Yorkers have lost faith in law enforcement.”
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Titans' Kevin Byard physically, mentally fit for season after virtual training program: 'Football is like a chess match'
Brawn and Brains.
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Ghislaine Maxwell forced to don paper attire at NY prison amid suicide concerns: report
The Justice Department is beefing up security inside a New York City jail where pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell is being held amid concerns that she might commit suicide. 
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Major heat wave bearing down on Southwest
A long-lasting heat wave will bring triple-digit temperatures to much of Texas and other parts of the Southwest in the coming days. CBSN Dallas-Fort Worth meteorologist Erin Moran takes a look at the forecast.
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2021 ACM Awards will air live, date announced
CBS announced on Thursday that the 2021 ACM Awards will be a live show airing next spring.
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The Extreme Bike Brothers | That's Amazing
Sam and Joe Flanagan absolutely send it on their mountain bikes. The Yorkshire-born pair aren’t interested in well-worn paths or typical trails. Instead, they climb up, bike down, and sometimes wipe-out hard on some of the highest, snowiest and most challenging mountains in Scotland.
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Woman sues after getting injured by 700-pound cow at her former high school
She has a beef with this cow. A woman is suing her a Connecticut school board after she claims she was seriously injured by a 700-pound cow during a return visit to her alma mater. Stephanie Kokenos, of Shelton, alleges in a lawsuit filed in state Superior Court in March that the hefty heifer hurt...
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South Korea uses drones to thank frontline workers amid COVID-19
The drones were used to create images of the South Korean flag and safety measures, including washing hands, wearing face masks and practicing social distancing.
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Stars strut their stuff on the tennis court
These stars are showing their love for tennis.
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Long-lost Rolling Stones song with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page unearthed
Who says you can't always get what you want?
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Why workplace diversity efforts are failing
Across the country, business leaders, managers and workers are trying to have difficult conversations about race and diversity in the workplace.
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Lamorne Morris Gets ‘Woke’ in New Hulu Teaser
Woke drops on Hulu Sept. 9.
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Police arrest 5 people in connection with rapper Pop Smoke's murder
The Los Angeles Police Department arrested five people in connection with the February death of rapper Pop Smoke. 
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Michael Cohen taken into custody for violating terms of his early release from prison
President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen has been taken into custody for violating terms of his early release from prison, his attorney Jeffrey Levine told reporters Thursday afternoon.
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Thirsty leopard shares a drink with its prey in this rare moment
A leopard and a nilgai, also known as a blue bull, grabbed a drink together on a hot day. Watch the surprising moment when the two animal foes lapped up water from the same watering hole, a few feet from each other, at Jhalana Leopard Reserve in Jaipur, India. While leopards normally prey on smaller...
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With ‘Buy American’ Economic Speech, Biden Takes On Trump and ‘MAGA’
Joseph R. Biden Jr. is laying out a populist vision with the tagline “Build Back Better,” part of an effort to challenge President Trump on the economy, Mr. Trump’s strongest issue in polling.
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Rep. Jim Jordan: SCOTUS 'punted' on Trump tax returns, opened door for audit by 'political hacks'
The Supreme Court "punted" in its decision to block Congress from obtaining President Trump's tax records and send the case back to the district courts, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Thursday.
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Michael Cohen reportedly taken into custody
A witness told Reuters about the incident, the news service tweeted.
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Roger Stone is 'praying' for clemency from Trump, days before he is set to report to prison
Roger Stone is “praying” for President Trump to intervene and offer him clemency, just days before the convicted longtime GOP political operative is slated to report to prison.
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Hero Texas officer saves 8-year-old from burning home: 'I had to take quick actions'
Police officer Joshua Gonzalez appeared on “Fox & Friends” to share his experience in saving an 8-year-old boy from a burning home in Socorro, Texas.
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Bali hosts first center to return captive dolphins to the wild
BANYUWEDANG BAY, Indonesia (Reuters) – Just a year ago, Rambo was confined to a shallow, chlorinated pool in an Indonesian hotel on the island of Bali entertaining visitors from around the world by jumping through hoops. Now, the bottlenose dolphin is swimming freely after being brought to what organizers say is the world’s first permanent...
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New Jersey police officer in kayak rescues dog trapped in muddy pond, video shows
A New Jersey police officer paddled a kayak to the middle of a muddy pond to rescue a dog that had gotten stuck neck-deep in the muck.
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Michael Cohen back in custody after being released to home over COVID concerns
Michael Cohen is back in federal custody after having been released to home confinement over COVID concerns.
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The Russo brothers, 'Avengers' directors, fill the summer movie void with 'Pizza Film School'
As the directors of the record-breaking "Avengers: Endgame" and "Infinity War," brothers Joe and Anthony Russo have delivered the ultimate summer movies.
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Tom Hanks goes to war (again) in the World War II drama 'Greyhound'
"Greyhound" is kind of an odd duck -- another World War II tale courtesy of Tom Hanks, who wrote and produced the film through his company in addition to starring in it. Old-fashioned and relatively small in scale, it's a sturdy if unspectacular depiction of the Battle of the Atlantic, streaming ashore via Apple TV+ instead of a planned theatrical release.
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Ghislaine Maxwell’s bed sheets, clothes taken by feds to prevent suicide
Alleged Jeffrey Epstein fixer Ghislaine Maxwell has been forced to wear paper clothes and sleep on paper sheets so she won't hang herself with them like Epstein, according to a report.
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NFL's reported health protocols include no jersey swaps after games
The NFL will reportedly limit in-game interactions for the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic in an effort to mitigate the risk players will potentially face on the field.
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How celebrity choreographer Jojo Gomez learned to love herself
Jojo Gomez is a kinetic, animated dancer. There is an electricity in the air when she performs, which is why it's hard to believe she was ever down on herself. There was a time when Gomez struggled with body image issues. After she embraced her curves, she made her own dreams come true. Today, Gomez is a dance world star who choreographs routines for celebrities like Demi Lovato, Tinashe and the Backstreet Boys, while making time to mentor up-and-coming talent.
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UAE said to be holding up Gulf deal that could end Qatar blockade and protect US interests in Middle East
Delay caused by the UAE has temporarily denied the Trump administration a crucial, hard-fought foreign policy win in the Middle East.
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Bill Nye ‘the Science Guy’ urges public to wear face masks
Bill Nye, TV’s “Science Guy,” has weighed in on the ongoing mask debate and, predictably, he’s all for wearing one – saying it “is a matter literally of life and death.” The popular science communicator delivers his message in a pair of videos on TikTok, where he displays a common surgical mask, a scarf that...
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De Blasio defends NYPD’s conflicting data which debunked bail-reform claims
Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled down on the NYPD’s dubious claims that bail reform has contributed to the uptick in gun violence — defending police brass’ debunked “interpretation” of their own conflicting data. “It should not be minimized that bail reform was one of many factors, but then post March 1 overwhelmingly it’s about the...
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Demi Moore’s photos of bizarre office bathroom poo-pooed by fans
Fans are talking crap about this dual-purpose office bathroom.
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John Yoo: Supreme Court smacks Trump and delivers body blow to the office of the presidency
Chief Justice Roberts and four liberals have doomed future presidents to years of harassing investigations
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Making 'dirty noodles' the traditional way in Indonesia
Yasir Ferry Ismatrada's grandfather invented dirty noodles and opened a factory in Yogyakarta, Indonesia to make them. But maximizing profits was never his goal. He was all about providing jobs for local people while making good food. Ismatrada, who now runs the community-oriented business, shows us how he makes dirty noodles using the same traditional techniques his grandfather used. And he explains how dirty noodles (which aren't really dirty) got their name
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Column: Horror clouds every page of Mary Trump's book about her Uncle Donald
'Too Much and Never Enough,' a book written about President Trump by his niece, is dark right from the get-go.
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