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NASA astronaut touts 'great partnership' with SpaceX ahead of historic launch

Astronaut Rex Walheim expressed confidence in NASA's partnership with SpaceX, indicating that the public-private partnership would help the U.S. reach new frontiers in space.
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Las Vegas casinos and hotels reopen after coronavirus closings
The casino coronavirus closure has ended. Cards are being dealt, dice are rolling and slot machines flashed and jingled for the first customers who started gambling again early Thursday in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. “The past few months have presented our city with an unprecedented challenge,” said Derek Stevens, owner of two downtown Las...
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Blac Chyna launching music career with single ‘Seen Her’
It's unclear when her first single will be released.
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Nets’ playoff spot suddenly at risk with NBA’s restart plan
The Knicks won’t join the Nets in Orlando. But the Nets could still join the Knicks in the lottery. The 22-team proposal to restart the season that is expected to be approved Thursday by the Board of Governors has made the Nets’ playoff plans a little more precarious than the other 22-team scenario. In one...
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John Lewis says his health is improving
Civil rights activist and longtime Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia said his health is improving in an interview on Thursday.
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Franklin Graham not offended by Trump’s Bible photo, slams other clergy
President Trump's surprise walk to St. John's Church Monday night was condemned by Democratic leaders and clergy in Washington, but praised by his most prominent evangelical supporter.
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Man accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery used racial expletives after shooting him, court hears
The Georgia man who allegedly shot Ahmaud Arbery while he was he was jogging on a residential street stood over the 25-year-old's lifeless body, using racial expletives, according to testimony given Thursday in a Gynn Country courtroom.
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Tom Cotton on liberals slamming NYT for printing his op-ed: This exposed hypocrisy of 'woke progressive mob'
The outrage over the The New York Times' decision to publish an op-ed in which Sen, Tom Cotton called for the military to quell violent uprisings over George Floyd's death exposed the hypocrisy of "woke progressives" who "claim to defend liberal values," Cotton said Thursday. 
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Lea Michele was a ‘nightmare’ to work with on Broadway and ‘Glee,’ says costar
A source described her as a "tyrant."
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Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa fractures jaw fighting off Soho looters
Curtis Sliwa suffered a fractured jaw as he and his Guardian Angels confronted hammer-wielding looters in Manhattan earlier this week. The 66-year-old founder of the civilian crime-fighting crew and his fellow red berets rushed to Footlocker in Soho Tuesday night after getting word that looters were running amok. The Angels got the young men to...
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The history of the secret presidential bunker
President Donald Trump was briefly taken to a White House bunker on Friday night as protesters demonstrated across the street, and while the annex of bunkers and tunnels under the White House are nothing new, they're rarely used by American presidents.
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Travis McMichael allegedly yelled racial slur at Ahmaud Arbery after shooting
Moments after Travis McMichael allegedly murdered unarmed Georgia jogger Ahmaud Arbery, he reportedly said, “F—ing n—er,” according to shocking new court testimony in the racially charged killing. McMichael, 34, his father, Gregory, 64, and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, 50, who are white, are in court on Arbery’s felony murder. Glynn County Chief Magistrate Judge...
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'You can't run away': Hong Kong protesters defy police and an official ban to hold their annual Tiananmen vigil
Increasing repression from Beijing has united two generations in Hong Kong, those whose lives pivoted in 1989 and those who weren't even born then.
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WATCH LIVE: Justice Department Holds Press Conference Amid Nationwide Protests
Attorney General William Barr, FBI Director Christopher Wray and others are speaking amid nationwide protests over racial inequality and the death of George Floyd.
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Veteran detained in Iran has been released
Michael White, an American detained in Iran, was released on Thursday after more than a year in custody, according to a person familiar with negotiations.
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Carrie Underwood’s husband opens up about her miscarriages
The couple discussed suffering multiple miscarriages on the second episode of video series.
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Dental clinic owner says Minneapolis police couldn't respond while vandals destroyed his business
A dental clinic owner said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday that vandals destroyed his business during the George Floyd protests last week, explaining that police officers could not respond to stop the damage. 
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Karol Markowicz: No lockdown for protests — so why keep businesses closed?
Remember COVID-19? Owners of small businesses that have yet to open but are in danger of being smashed by rioters sure do.
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Floyd protests are sparking a surprising debate in black America
Omar Wasow is a researcher who works in a world of charts and data. But his analytical reserve cracked after watching a video of George Floyd dying while being arrested by police.
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ECB gives another shot of stimulus as economy reels
The European Central Bank approved a bigger-than-expected expansion of its stimulus package on Thursday to prop up an economy plunged by the coronavirus pandemic into its worst recession since World War Two.
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Democrats sound alarm over unidentified law enforcement patrolling D.C. protests
Virginia Congressman Don Beyer, a Democrat, said he is working on legislation after photos emerged of unidentified, armed federal law enforcement near the White House.
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Teen ‘anarchist’ allegedly brought Molotov cocktails to Massachusetts protest
Vincent Eovacious, 18, was arrested Wednesday on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and civil disorder in the demonstration late Monday in Worcester, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.
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Summerfest canceled over coronavirus concerns, Dave Matthews Band and others to play in 2021
For the first time in its history, there will be no Summerfest in Milwaukee. But some acts booked for 2020 will perform in 2021.        
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Fears for Brazil's indigenous tribes as coronavirus death toll continues to climb
Brazil’s coronavirus numbers have skyrocketed, with a record number of cases and deaths almost every day.
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Carrie Underwood confesses she was 'angry' with God after multiple miscarriages: 'I was hurt'
Carrie Underwood opened up like never before about one of the hardest times in her life both mentally and emotionally.
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Special Report: How union, Supreme Court shield Minneapolis cops
Long before the death of George Floyd last week, efforts to overhaul the way policing is done in Minneapolis repeatedly fizzled in the face of a powerful 800-member union that championed military-style police tactics.
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Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter tell high school grads: ‘Party on!’ 
They delivered a totally bodacious message to the class of 2020.
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Amazon workers sue over lax workplace policies in coronavirus crisis
Staten Island Amazon workers sued the company over its handling of the coronavirus crisis, saying lax workplace policies put them at risk of catching the deadly disease. The federal lawsuit aims to hold Amazon legally accountable for what workers say are insufficient efforts to protect them from the coronavirus, which has reportedly killed at least...
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Giant restaurant rat ignored by grossed-out employees
A giant rat was spotted behind the counter at a Wendy’s Milk Bar in Midland Gate, Australia. Video shows workers at the Australian ice cream franchise not addressing the rat in the room as they continued to serve customers. “They know it’s there,” patron Michelle Pellegrino said. “They could at least kick it out of...
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Rudy Giuliani and Piers Morgan have heated on-air exchange over Trump
Rudy Giuliani and “Good Morning Britain” host Piers Morgan got into a heated and loud exchange on Thursday during an interview about whether President Trump used racist language in remarks about the outbreaks of looting during the George Floyd protests. The former Big Apple mayor, appearing on the show from New York blamed the “left-wing...
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Hundreds, including Al Sharpton, Eric Garner's mom, to attend George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis
Hundreds, including Rev. Al Sharpton and the mother of Eric Garner, are expected to attend a private memorial service in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon to honor George Floyd, who died Memorial Day in police custody, sparking ten consecutive days of peaceful protests and nighttime riots in major metropolitan cities nationwide.
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Controversial hydroxychloroquine research under scrutiny as experts raise 'serious scientific questions'
Controversial research into the effectiveness of COVID-19 drug hydroxychloroquine is coming under scrutiny as experts raise “serious scientific questions” about the data used.
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Houses swept away in powerful landslide
Several houses have been swept into the sea following a powerful landslide in Alta municipality, northern Norway, on Wednesday.
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Teen shot as nearly a dozen bullets rained down on rapper YFN Lucci music video shoot
A teenager was shot as nearly two dozens shots were fired during a music video shoot involving Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci on Wednesday night. 
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Cristobal brings life-threatening rain to Central America before turning toward the US
Cristobal weakened to a tropical depression over Mexico but is expected to restrengthen as it moves toward the southern US Gulf Coast this weekend, bringing its flooding rain with.
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Facebook will start labeling pages and posts from state-controlled media
Facebook will start labeling the pages, posts and advertisements of state-controlled media outlets, the social media giant announced Thursday.
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Apple's Tim Cook publishes open letter on racism, says company 'must do more'
In a letter published on Apple's website, CEO Tim Cook said his company 'must do more' to fight racism and promote diversity.      
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Cuomo still stands by coronavirus nursing home order despite death toll
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday yet again doubled down on his decision to send coronavirus patients to nursing homes from hospitals — despite it potentially factoring in to more than 5,000 deaths. The governor reiterated a March 25 health department mandate that required all nursing homes to accept residents who tested positive for COVID-19. “So...
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Gov. Kristi Noem: George Floyd protests – They served their purpose. Now let's do this to solve the problem
The question before us now is: What do we want policing to look like going forward?
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S&P 500, Nasdaq slide after rallying on recovery optimism
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes edged lower in choppy trading on Thursday, as a rally fueled by hopes of a post-coronavirus economic recovery fizzled out even with weekly jobless claims dipping below 2 million for the first time since mid-March.
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Rep. Crow slams Trump's military use at protests
A former Army Ranger who now serves in Congress, Rep. Jason Crow, criticized President Donald Trump's threats to use military forces to end street protests. He thinks military leaders should speak out against Trump, even if it risks their jobs. (June 4)       
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Why Google is giving every employee $1,000 to work from home
Most of Google's US workforce has been working remotely since March due to the coronavirus. And last month, CEO Sundar Pichai said he expects most employees will largely be working from home for the rest of the year.
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When it comes to embracing black talent, fashion needs to do better
Fashion brands supported #BlackoutTuesday on Instagram, but is that really enough?
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Attack on NYPD officers being investigated as possible act of terrorism, source says
An unprovoked stabbing attack of a New York Police Department officer that ended with two other officers with gunshot wounds and a suspect in critical condition is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.
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Martellus Bennett claims NFL 'is racist' while ripping Drew Brees, Vic Fangio and questioning white quarterbacks' commitment to protests
The former tight end went after the league, quarterbacks Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers and the lack of minority coaches in a lengthy Twitter tirade.        
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NFL coaches allowed to return to team facilities on Friday
Coaches will be allowed to return to NFL team facilities beginning Friday as the league continues preparation for training camps and its season.
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Drew Brees’ apology rings hollow for some athletes
Drew Brees’ effort at damage control has missed the mark for some. The Saints’ star quarterback tried to walk back his controversial Wednesday comments — in which he said he would never support players who kneeled during the national anthem — writing on Instagram that he is not the enemy and “it breaks my heart...
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Republican senators shrug off Mattis' criticism of Trump: 'It's his opinion'
Republican senators are dismissing the scathing criticism leveled against President Donald Trump by his former defense secretary, James Mattis, the latest sign that Republicans by and large are showing unwavering support for the leader of their party during this high-stakes election year.
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Philippines anti-terror bill sparks protest boosted by Taylor Swift
Opponents say Rodrigo Duterte's government could use the vague legislation to silence dissent, and the U.S. pop star pointed people to a petition against it.
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