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Starbucks will require customers to wear masks
Starbucks will start requiring customers to wear facial coverings or masks in all 9,000 of its company-owned American stores beginning July 15.
Ann Coulter: I’m a Direct Descendant of 13 Revolutionary Patriots. Deport Lucian Truscott.
Reviewing the New York Times' op-ed titled “I’m a Direct Descendant of Thomas Jefferson. Take Down His Memorial,” I gather we now weigh Americans’ opinions based on who their ancestors are.
Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Was It Love?’ On Netflix, A Korean Dramedy About A Single Mom Who Suddenly Has Four Men In Her Life
In a new K-drama, a single mom has to rekindle an old friendship in order to make a movie and forgive her boss' debts.
‘Tiger’: HBO Sets Two-Part Tiger Woods Docuseries
The HBO Sports docuseries will chart the legendary golfer's meteoric rise, epic fall, and recent comeback.
Meghan tries to stop her friends from being named in media lawsuit
The battle between Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and a top British tabloid is heating up.
New York City paints "Black Lives Matter" in front of Trump Tower
Giant yellow letters on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue now read "Black Lives Matter."
Washington state town prints own wooden currency for coronavirus relief
A small town in Washington state has been printing its own wooden currency to help residents and businesses navigate the economic pressures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
White House spokesman rebuffs James Carville's claim that Biden would 'trounce' POTUS in debate
The Trump campaign's press secretary, Hogan Gidley, argued on Thursday that former Vice President Joe Biden's gaffes would make him an easy match for President Trump in upcoming debates.
Seoul mayor found dead amid reported sexual-harassment allegations
Police found Park Won-soon dead after they launched a massive search for him in the hills stretching across northern Seoul where his cellphone signal was last detected, the Yonhap news agency reported.
Friend of Dallas officer killed in ambush four years ago decries 'dehumanizing of the badge'
A friend of Officer Patrick Zamarripa who was killed in a Dallas police ambush exactly four years ago told “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday that there is “too much dehumanizing of the badge.”
New York City paints Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower in Manhattan
New York City is painting a Black Lives Matter mural on the street directly outside of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan.
Trump's financial records will stay private ... for now
President Trump and his administration have refused to release his income tax returns. A Supreme Court ruling makes it unlikely they will be released in 2020.
The ‘Glee’ curse: Is Naya Rivera the latest victim in show’s tragic history?
Behind the scenes at "Glee" seems to have been anything but.
Voice of America won’t extend visas for foreign journalists
Dozens of foreign journalists working in the US for Voice of America will not have their visas extended once they expire, NPR reported Thursday, citing a trio of sources. The report said that Michael Pack, President Trump’s newly appointed CEO of the Agency for Global Media, which oversees international broadcasting, indicated that he would not...
Nancy Pelosi OK with Destruction of Christopher Columbus Statue in Baltimore: 'People Will Do What They Do'
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters Thursday that she did not oppose the violent, unlawful removal and destruction of a statue of Christopher Columbus on July 4 in her native city of Baltimore, Maryland.
De Blasio heckled as he paints ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural at Trump Tower
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Florida Democratic Party gives back PPP loan after blacklash from Florida Democratic lawmakers
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One of the recommendations unveiled in the "Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force" proposal involves establishing a commission to examine the impact of slavery and Jim Crow with the end goal of recommending "remedies," or reparations. The task force refers to the move as a "building block to begin to redress the harms committed against African Americans."
Tyus Jones’ blurry photo is NBA bubble nightmare
Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyus Jones arrived in Florida this week to get ready for the NBA’s restart to the season at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. Jones definitely wasn’t expecting any surprises when he arrived at the Orlando campus. The former Duke standout posted a picture on his Instagram Stories showing what appeared...
A look at Naya Rivera's nearly three-decade TV career
Actress Naya Rivera started her career working with the legendary Redd Foxx and has continued working in television for nearly 30 years.
Demi Lovato, 'Glee' costars and other celebs praying for Naya Rivera's safety
Hollywood is hoping for the best as the search continues for missing "Glee" star Naya Rivera.
Starbucks to require customers to wear face masks starting July 15
The policy applies to all company-owned café locations in the U.S., according to a statement by Starbucks.
Pharmacist allegedly sexually assaulted woman he met on eHarmony
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'It's the heart of the brand': Disney World reopens as coronavirus cases spike in Florida
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Trump has an idea for schools. Spoiler alert!
Yet another sequel.
Suzanne Somers treats Alan Hamel to sexy birthday celebration
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Illinois toddler killed in pit bull attack during July 4th party
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Pelosi says Supreme Court rulings on tax returns 'not good news' for Trump
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Heartwarming pics show world's rarest gorillas with babies, thrilling wildlife experts
The world’s rarest gorillas have been caught on camera with babies for the first time, much to the delight of conservationists.
US Army investigating how 'MAGA' was described as a form of 'covert white supremacy' in handout
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Museums and gardens are reopening across the region. Here’s what you can visit now.
While some cultural institutions remain closed because of covid-19, museums, sculpture gardens and historic sites are cautiously beginning to open their doors to socially distanced visitors.
Maryland woman accused of starving daughter to death
Kiearra M. Tolson, 23, was charged with first-degree murder Thursday in Montgomery County.
Americans face testing delays as virus surges: "A hot mess"
Some Americans are going at least a week without receiving a diagnosis as demand rises for COVID-19 testing.
'The Crown' will get a 6th season, Netflix confirms
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On a $3,000 Monthly Budget, They Wanted a Brooklyn Duplex. Which Did They Pick?
Tired of living in a building with a dormlike atmosphere, one couple went in search of a more residential setup. Here’s what they found.
Tesla ‘very close’ to next step in self-driving, Elon Musk says
Tesla is “very close” to bringing its self-driving car tech to the next level, chief executive Elon Musk said Thursday. In remarks made via video message at the opening of Shanghai’s annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference, Musk said that he is “confident” that Tesla will achieve “the basic functionality for level 5 autonomy” this year,...
Hot Property: Miley Cyrus buys Hidden Hills home in off-market deal
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Sanders hails ‘progressive’ Joe Biden for largely moderate ‘unity’ proposals
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ most progressive ambitions will largely be bypassed in the next Democratic party platform, but he stands by the largely moderate proposals regardless. The Biden-Sanders Unity Task Forces, which was created to combine the platforms of the two Democratic primary frontrunners, unveiled its list of policy recommendations for the party Wednesday. Those recommendations...
Ocasio-Cortez: Collaboration with Sanders 'Substantively Improved Biden's Positions' on Climate
Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders have released recommendations for the party platform crafted by task forces.
COVID-19 death tolls now rising in key states after weeks of decline nationwide
As caseloads rose, the Trump administration kept saying that death rates were falling. But in Arizona, Texas and other hard-hit states, deaths are up.
Chris Evans and Lily James enjoy an ice cream date in London
The pair first sparked romance rumors on July 4.
Celebrities react to disappearance of "Glee" actress Naya Rivera
A searched resumed Thursday for the 33-year-old who went missing on a lake in California.
Abysmally few people are subscribing to Quibi, analytics firm says
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The story behind this iconic Olympics protest
Tommie Smith and John Carlos’s 1968 US national anthem protest, explained. The image of sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City is an enduring image of silent protest. But the key to understanding it goes beyond the black-gloved fists. All three medal winners, including silver medalist Peter Norman of Australia, wore buttons that read “Olympic Project for Human Rights.” The Olympic Project for Human Rights (OPHR) was a coalition of prominent athletes formed in 1967 that threatened to boycott participating in the upcoming Olympic Games to draw attention to systemic racism in the United States. © Ted Streshinsky/Corbis via Getty Images OPHR founder Harry Edwards (center) with star sprinters Lee Evans (left) and John Carlos (right), 1968. The group, led by professor Harry Edwards, ultimately voted to compete in the games and hold their demonstrations there, which led to the now-iconic display on the medal stand following the men’s 200-meter final. This act got Smith and Carlos kicked off the Olympic team, but it left a lasting legacy about making political statements through sport. Watch the video above to learn more about the OPHR. You can find this video and all of Vox’s videos on YouTube. And if you’re interested in supporting our video journalism, you can become a member of the Vox Video Lab on YouTube. 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.
Study identifies risk factors for COVID-19 deaths as PPE runs short again
As coronavirus cases continue to surge across much of the U.S., health care workers are once again facing shortages of emergency protective gear. Dr. Uché Blackstock joined CBSN to discuss that, plus a new U.K. study that confirms race, ethnicity, age and gender can raise a patient’s chances of dying from the disease.
Trump’s Loss at the Supreme Court Is a Win for His Candidacy
The Supreme Court rebuked Donald Trump, the arrogant president. The Supreme Court has prepared a world of trouble for Donald Trump, the dirty businessman. But the Supreme Court has done a tremendous favor to Donald Trump, the candidate for reelection.President Trump's legal arguments to protect his business records from subpoena were always miserably flimsy, when not actively crazy. On Trump’s behalf, the Department of Justice urged the Supreme Court to junk precedents dating back to the 1880s. Government lawyers proposed that the Court invent a fantastical new system of judicial oversight of subpoenas of the president. Those arguments were always bound to lose, and in a pair of decisions on Thursday, the Court rejected those claims.But Trump's legal strategy was cannier than his legal arguments. The strategy was to play for time, to push the day of reckoning beyond November 2020. That strategy has now paid off.[David A. Graham: Trump is successfully running out the clock]The Court has ruled that the district attorney in Manhattan can subpoena records from Trump's bankers and accountants, but also enumerated the specific grounds on which Trump can challenge those subpoenas, and sent the case back down to the district court. If Trump chooses to contest those subpoenas, it is exceedingly unlikely the litigation can be resolved before November. Even if it is, prosecutors might not be able to frame an indictment of Trump before November. And even if they do, it's very plausible that a New York judge might agree to seal the indictment so as not to prejudice the election.Trump may eventually face trial in New York for fraud, if the financial records support the claims of some of his former advisers. But it's doubtful that the New York proceedings will provide much information to voters in advance of the November elections. Yes, the stink of criminality about Trump will intensify. But that smell has always registered only on the nostrils of those who use their noses. Specific allegations of particular crimes will probably not be posted for public view until 2021.Meanwhile, the Court turned back, for now, the subpoenas that could enlighten the public, those issued by the House of Representatives. That case will be reargued in lower courts, under new rules that suggest the House will win eventually. But it will not win soon—and that's all candidate Trump cares about.Trump lived his whole life one jump ahead of the law. As The New York Times reported in 2018, relying on documents provided by Trump's own niece, Trump “participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud,” that enlarged the fortune he inherited. In 2019, ProPublica presented evidence that Trump committed might have committed bank fraud. Completing this presidential term with the cops breathing down his neck may not be comfortable for Trump, but it will not be unfamiliar or unmanageable for him.What Trump has never before faced—and what, thanks to the Supreme Court, he will not face before November—is a public reckoning for his acts. He has lived a lie, presenting himself as a great American businessman. In the eyes of much of the American electorate, that lie will continue past Election Day.The decisions in the subpoena litigation reaffirmed the rule of law in the face of President Trump’s defiance—while adjusting the timing of the law to favor Trump’s candidacy.The Roberts Court’s majority has delivered a result that is both conservative in its constitutionalism and Republican in its partisanship. The majority has deftly served two masters, in ways that protect the judges both from the criticism of the legal community and the reproaches of their political allies in Congress and country. The only losers are the American people.[David Frum: Trump is losing credit where he may soon need it most]In every way Trump cares about at this moment, he has gotten away with it. He has gotten away with stonewalling, gotten away with alleged law-breaking. He has not gotten away with it forever. It will catch up to him. But Trump never thinks so far ahead. In law, as in his approach to the pandemic, Trump’s one thought is: Save myself today; I'll worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. The Supreme Court saved Trump today.Trump has tweeted his fury and self-pity at the court’s decisions. He is not grateful, but he should be.
Seoul mayor found dead after being reported missing
Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon was found dead after his daughter reported his missing earlier in the day.