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Missing Ohio woman, 18, found safe: Left to 'start a new life'

An 18-year-old Ohio woman was been found safe Saturday six days after her mother reported her missing.
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There's a Future Where Trump Ends Up as a Great First Amendment President—and Facebook Gets a Pulitzer | Opinion
Sometimes, the unintended consequences are the best ones.
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Incumbents usually are penalized in times of unrest
The protests and riots of the last week have led many to try and find the correct historical analogy during this election year. Is this 1968, a year in which Republicans, with Richard Nixon as their standard-bearer, won back the White House? Is this 1970, a year in which Republicans suffered a double-digit loss of governorships?
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Donald Trump's Disapproval Rating Hits Six-Month High Amid George Floyd Protests
The president's net approval rating is firmly in negative territory just five months before the 2020 election.
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Republican-led U.S. Senate probe to hear first testimony on Trump-Russia investigation
A main figure in an investigation of the 2016 Trump presidential campaign's contacts with Russia is due to testify on Wednesday in a politically charged U.S. Senate probe led by a Republican ally of President Donald Trump.
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Australia suffers first recession in 29 years
Australia's economy is suffering its first recession in nearly three decades as the nation grapples with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
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An Interview with the Mayor of Minneapolis
“This is about a hundred years’ worth of intentional segregation and institutionalized racism.”
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Lewis Hamilton 'completely overcome with rage' following George Floyd's death
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'Fuller House': How the Netflix Show Explained Lori Loughlin's Absence as Aunt Becky
"Fuller House" has released the second part of Season 5, which finally revealed the in-series reason why Aunt Becky is absent following Lori Loughlin's involvement in the college bribery scandal
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Editorial: Facebook is contorting itself to accommodate Trump's abuse
Trump's proposal to regulate social media is unwise, but Congress should stop the social media companies from micro-targeting political ads without users' permission.
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Op-Ed: Coronavirus: Why California's small businesses may not survive
COVID-19 has revealed the deep vulnerabilities of California's bifurcated economy of immense tech wealth and low-paying service businesses.
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Protests demanding racial justice gain momentum across L.A.
Protests over police brutality and the death of George Floyd continued across Southern California on Tuesday, marking the fifth day demonstrators have taken to the streets to demand racial justice.
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We went backpacking with suitcases in Italy and it was a mess
CNN Travel's Tamara Hardingham-Gill and her sister flew into Verona in August 2001 for a backpacking trip with two huge suitcases, a Lonely Planet guide and a vague itinerary. What could possibly go wrong?
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Letters to the Editor: Trump is snubbing Obama's portrait unveiling because of course he is
To Trump, everything is transactional — he won't do anything if there's nothing in it for him. This is why Obama isn't getting a White House portrait ceremony.
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Letters to the Editor: People resist masks because most coronavirus death and suffering is hidden
Most of the coronavirus death and suffering has been in nursing homes, jails and prisons, and among the impoverished. This is why many people shun masks.
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Liz Peek: George Floyd rioting – Biden doesn't get it. It's the safety, stupid
President Trump has promised to quell the violent attack on our country, and said: “Where there is no safety, there is no future.” He is correct.  
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I'm a Kansas Lawmaker and Doctor. Wearing a Mask Isn't About Politics. It's About Protecting Lives | Opinion
There is nothing political about each of us doing our part to protect the people around us during the worst health crisis of our lifetimes.
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Here's How the Proposed Second Stimulus Check to Americans Would Differ From the Original Stimulus Check
The HEROES Act affords similar economic impact payments as the CARES Act, but a difference in allowances for dependents could mean some people would receive bigger checks.
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I Witnessed Tiananmen Square and the Global Backlash. Coronavirus Makes Me Fear for China Even More | Opinion
All signs point to China and the world mutually closing their doors to each other, and as a member of the Chinese diaspora, that's what I hate to see.
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Damaging winds to impact areas from Pittsburgh to NYC
A 1,600 mile stretch of land from Colorado to the Atlantic will be in the path for severe weather today including New York and Philadelphia where damaging winds could impact travel. CNN Weather is monitoring and Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the details.
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Ex-Marine says rioters should be treated like 'spoiled child'
 Former U.S. Marine and Benghazi Annex Security team member Mark Geist said Tuesday that governors who have failed to call on the National Guard to protect their residents are "emboldening" the violent protesters.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Other Democrats Celebrate Defeat of 'White Supremacist' Steve King
Steve King lost the GOP primary for Iowa's 4th congressional district to state Sen. Randy Feenstra.
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Trump Tries to Scare People Far From Any Violence
Like most Americans, I am nowhere near any violence right now. Nevertheless, I am hearing and seeing violence on a series of screens: television screens, smartphone screens, computer screens. Even in a room as quiet as mine—outside the window I can see grass and trees—the cacophony is almost unbearable. It’s as if different choruses are all singing at the same time, and not in harmony.In Salt Lake City, police knocked down an elderly man who was walking with a cane. In New York City, two police SUVs drove into a crowd. In Houston, on the other hand, the police chief told a multiracial crowd, “If you’ve got hate in your heart for people of color, get over it.” In Camden, New Jersey, police officers marched together with protesters. On Sunday, rioters in Washington, D.C., burned shops and lit a fire in the refectory of St. John’s Episcopal Church, just across Lafayette Square from the White House. On Monday, completely peaceful demonstrators in the square were teargassed so President Donald Trump could have himself photographed in front of that same church with a copy of the Bible in hand.[Read: Trump does not speak for these Christians]Many would like to simplify these events—to give them a single, clear interpretation. Some tell a harrowing story about police violence. Some tell a heartwarming story about police and communities pulling together. Some tell an insidious story about black looters. Some tell a murky story about white infiltration of peaceful black protest movements. A few weeks ago, The Atlantic’s Ed Yong described a “patchwork pandemic,” a coronavirus outbreak that is unfolding in different ways in different parts of the country. Now we have patchwork protests, mixed with patchwork riots. In each one of them, the police and the protesters have different motives, create different impacts, affect people in different ways.Nevertheless, the internet is positively thrumming with people who want to fit these disparate stories into a single narrative. Yesterday, I reposted on Twitter a short video clip of what appears to be two white women, both dressed in black outfits with black face masks. Invoking the Black Lives Matter movement, they were spray-painting BLM and other graffiti on the outside wall of a Starbucks in an unidentified city. A black protester shouted at them to stop. “They are going to blame black people for this,” she said, “and black people didn’t do it.” The clip was less than two minutes long. I wrote one sentence on top: “This is an unbelievably complicated story.”Many respondents did not agree. What was I talking about? This was not a complicated story! Because, obviously, the women were far-left “antifa” members seeking anarchy. Or because, obviously, the women were far-right white supremacists seeking a race war. Or because, obviously, the women were part of a larger plot to discredit the black protesters. One person wrote that “every single thing that has happened has been planned by Trump’s people to get Covid and unemployment and masks off the front pages.” Another person told me that antifa had been preparing this chaos for a long time. A third tweeted another video clip, this one—apparently—of a white store owner in South Carolina being beaten up by black rioters. I think it was meant to be a kind of counterargument: Here’s what black people are really like. [Read: Don’t fall for the ‘chaos’ theory of the protests]The point, for many, is to find justifications for what they already believe and reinforcement of the identity that they already have. From this vantage point, the unrest is the fault of black people (or white people), police (or protesters), the right (or the left). Emotions are so high that the ongoing effort to manipulate images coming out of the protests is already an industry in and of itself, involving uncounted fake accounts, bots, and provocateurs. #DCblackout, a wildly popular hashtag started by a new Twitter account with only three followers, falsely claimed that D.C. police had imposed a communications blackout. Thousands of people believed it. A white-nationalist group called Identity Evropa turned out to be the true owner of an influential viral account called @ANTIFA_US. On Twitter and in private message groups it called for violence—and thousands of people believed that too.The proliferation of false stories and fake narratives doesn’t mean that truth doesn’t exist, or that Americans will never find out what really happened. But it does mean that the full story has to be told in quite a complicated way, from different angles, by many people. That requires time and patience, as well as the sort of journalism that millions of Americans no longer trust. If nothing else, the dozens of physical attacks by police on journalists in recent days offer final proof that the president’s constant verbal attacks on journalists have been absorbed and believed by many, including a number of officers. False stories can be promulgated more easily when the people trying to tell true stories have been discredited—or when they are battered by rubber bullets.In any case, quite a lot of people will not want to hear the truth. Quite a lot of people will want, instead, for everyone to shut up. They will want force, violence, whatever it takes to make the cacophony stop. The behavioral scientist Karen Stenner has written very eloquently about people who have what she calls an authoritarian predisposition, a personality type that is bothered by complexity and is especially enraged by disagreement. Trump has made himself into the spokesperson for precisely these American authoritarians. They were the audience for his decision to use tear gas to clear peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square. It’s for them that he uses the language of “domination,” for them that he calls for the army, for helicopters, for the cities to be treated as a “battle space,” in the astonishing words of America’s secretary of defense.[Anne Applebaum: History will judge the complicit]The church and the Bible were part of the message too. Trump did not even pretend that he was going to St. John’s to pray. He did not ask permission of the church or the diocese or even pay lip service to God; on the contrary, Episcopal clergy were cleared out of the area by the same tear gas that dispersed the protesters. Instead, he held up a Bible for the cameras, not as a religious gesture, but as a signal. Trump was sending a message to his Americans with an authoritarian predisposition: I share your identity. I am part of your tribe.But force is not the only possible response to cacophony. Instead of imposing silence, you can produce harmony. You can create a different narrative—a larger narrative that pulls people together. You can seek consensus, you can appeal to something that everyone can agree on. You can invoke patriotism, America, the founding documents, or just the belief that things can change for the better.Historically, this is the tactic that America’s greatest and most beloved leaders have always used. Abraham Lincoln appealed to the “better angels” of our nature. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of “all God’s children” and their right to enjoy the freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution. The mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, tried a similar kind of appeal on Sunday. She appealed to the history of Atlanta, and to King’s legacy of nonviolence. “A protest has purpose,” she said, but violence has no purpose. “When you burn down this city,” Bottoms declared, “you’re burning down our community.” In this time-honored way, she encouraged Atlantans to make use of democratic institutions in order to make society better: “If you want change in America, go and register to vote! Show up at the polls on June 9! Do it in November!”The question now is whether the old American mantras, the appeals to traditions of democracy and the rule of law, still work—or whether they have now become just another competing narrative in the information war. Certainly the president is assuming the latter. All of the calls for community, dialogue, good-faith discussions—these are just another set of arguments that he has to defeat. If Trump is to win in November, he has to undermine not just the press, and not just public trust, but faith in democracy itself.He has to convince Americans that nothing will function, that all of the institutions have failed, that only violence remains. He has to convince all of the people who are sitting at home as I am, surrounded by trees and grass, that they are in such grave danger from the noise on their screens that they need brute force to shut it off. He has five months left to make that argument.* Photo collage images courtesy of Yuki Iwamura / John Minchillo / Matt Rourke / Alex Brandon / Evan Vucci / John Locher / Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP; Agustin Paullier / Anadolu Agency / Roberto Schmidt / Elijah Nouvelage / Getty
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More than 70 luxury cars stolen from dealership amid looting in Northern California
Police in Northern California are searching for suspects after rioters stole 74 luxury cars from a dealership near San Francisco Sunday night.
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Donald Trump Says New York City Is 'Out of Control' As Protesters Defy Curfew
Protesters trying to cross the Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn were turned back by police. There were also isolated reports of looting as a curfew was implemented for the second night in a row.
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Pandemic, George Floyd death has once-confident Senate Republicans on defense in November election
Last fall, the GOP was favored to keep the Senate. Now, the coronavirus pandemic and George Floyd's death could boost Democrats' chance of seizing it.        
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Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store wrapped in razor wire to prevent looting
Saks Fifth Avenue surrounded its flagship Manhattan store with razor wire on Tuesday to keep thieves out.
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Meghan Markle Talks About Being 'Personally Affected by Racism' and Her Hopes for a Better World in Resurfaced Video
The Duchess of Sussex described hearing her mother get called "the N word" and vowed "I am really proud of my heritage" during footage that has resurfaced in the wake of George Floyd's death.
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Oklahoma State player has COVID after attending George Floyd rally
Linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga says he was among demonstrators at a protest in Tulsa, but it wasn't clear whether that's where he was infected.
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Twitter pledges focus on ‘context, not fact-checking’ after Trump targets social media
In a series of messages Tuesday evening, Twitter said it has reviewed its “Twitter Safety” policies regarding messages that may be in violation of its content rules.
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Defiant NYC protesters march through curfew
An 8 p.m. curfew didn't stop thousands of defiant demonstrators from marching through the streets of New York City throughout the night Tuesday in the latest protests over the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (June 3)       
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Summer Holidays Back On? Quarantine-Free 'Air Bridges' Could be in Place 'by End of June'
Health Minister Edward Argar says he hopes Britons will still be able to go on holiday at some point this year.
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Cincinnati Bengals' all-time Mount Rushmore: 4 best players in franchise history
Who are the greatest players in Cincinnati Bengals franchise history?
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Peaceful protests call for justice over George Floyd's death
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Britain will not walk away from Hong Kong, Johnson says
Britain will not walk away from the people of Hong Kong if China imposes a national security law that would conflict with its international obligations under a 1984 accord, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.
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Who Is Randy Feenstra? Steve King Loses to Iowa State Senator in House GOP Primary
Steve King, who had served nine times in the House, was defeated by Randy Feenstra on Tuesday night.
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IMG Academy, MGM top WNBA list of sites to play
Two people familiar with the situation say the WNBA plans to hold games at just one location if there is a season this year and that the MGM Resorts in Las Vegas and the IMG Academy in Florida are the top candidates.
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¿Puede la Operación Warp Speed ​​tener lista una vacuna de COVID-19 para fin de año?
La Operación Velocidad Warp tiene como objetivo producir 300 millones de dosis de una vacuna COVID-19 para finales de año. Si los científicos tienen éxito, sería la primera vez.
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Report: Rutgers softball needs change, but not discipline
A law firm released a report Tuesday on allegations of physical and emotional abuse in Rutgers University's softball program that described inappropriate behavior by coaches and a lack of communication on the part of administrators but stopped short of recommending discipline.
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Tara Reid reflects on how ‘5th Borough' helped her grieving process in real life: 'It's okay to feel pain'
While Tara Reid was filming her new movie, "5th Borough," her mother, Donna, was sick. 
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Woman turning 105 receives nearly 200 birthday cards from strangers
A 105-year-old widow was given a birthday to remember after receiving nearly 200 cards from strangers following an appeal from her care home.
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Butcher in upstate New York installs 24-hour meat vending machine, says customer response is 'unbelievable'
Meet the “24-hour meat machine.”
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Millions Of Americans Skipping Payments As Tidal Wave Of Defaults And Evictions Looms
Hardship programs appear to be helping many people pause payments and survive the economic shutdown so far. But not everybody is getting the help and advocates see big potential trouble ahead.
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What Will College Be Like in the Fall?
Administrators, professors, a union representative and students consider the new realities of life on campus in the midst of a pandemic.
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‘Unplanned’ subject Abby Johnson on new series ‘Beautiful Lives’: ‘Know what you support’
Abby Johnson, a former clinic director at Planned Parenthood and the subject of the 2019 anti-abortion film “Unplanned," continues to spread her message regarding abortion.
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Cameras Didn't Save George Floyd. They Can't Stop Police Brutality.
Body cams have turned brutality into spectacle.
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The George Floyd Election
How the protests come to be viewed may determine who the next president is. The way that will play out could surprise us.
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We Can Fight Injustice Without Endless Videos of Black People Being Killed
Anyone who needs one more video to believe the injustices around us either refuses to learn or is content with the violence.
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George Floyd and Derek Chauvin Might as Well Have Lived on Different Planets
Minneapolis abandoned its vision of an egalitarian society. The region is now paying an enormous price for that choice.
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