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Norwegian martial artist burst into British father's room via the balcony before strangling him

Roger Bullman, 53, has been charged with the manslaughter of Amitpal Singh Bajaj after launching a frenzied attack because the father from Southall, west London, confronted him about noise.
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Live updates: Trump incorrectly claims that coronavirus affects ‘virtually’ no young people
In a March 19 interview, however, Trump acknowledged that “plenty of young people” were affected and admitted that he had downplayed the risks of the virus.
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Numerous 'Trump 2020' Markings Mysteriously Appear Across State Highway
Aerial footage showed the markings across separate six locations as transport officials say they are investigating the unauthorized pro-Trump messages.
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Coronavirus Travel Restrictions by State
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised Americans that traveling could help spread the coronavirus.
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7 homes that blend perfectly with nature
Whether modeled on the surrounding landscape or built from organic materials, these homes demonstrate the poetic relationship between architecture and nature.
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Utah Police Release Body Cam Footage of Shooting of 13-Year-Old Boy With Autism
Officers chased the boy, called Linden, and shot him after his mother called 911 to get him mental health treatment in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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'Why I Gave up a Triathlon Medal at the Finish Line'
Towards the finish line, James was third and I was fourth, and he was running extremely quickly. But unfortunately, he wasn't able to take the final turn before the finish line well, and he ran into the fences. At which point I passed him.
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$20,000 acrylic case installed around Jefferson headstone
A $20,000 acrylic case now protects Thomas Jefferson's original headstone on the University of Missouri campus, a response to vandalism concerns amid an ongoing dispute about whether the university should honor the third president who also was a slave owner.
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SCOTUS vacancy adds new twist to first Trump-Biden debate
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Biden Dodges Packing SCOTUS Question, Previously Said Dems Would 'Live to Rue' Doing It
The Democratic presidential candidate has avoided discussing the prospect of adding further justices, though has previously spoken against such suggestions.
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UK Cabinet Minister lays out new coronavirus measures
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'This Is Us' Season 5 Release Date: When It Will Air After Filming Restarts
"This is Us" Season 5 is due to start shooting this week, six months after the NBC show was last together filming. This means that Pearson fans should be able to watch the family again soon.
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N.Y.C. Schools Reopen for a First Day Unlike Any Other
Up to 90,000 in pre-K as well as students with advanced disabilities streamed into about 700 school buildings for the start of in-person classes.
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Michael Jordan Becomes First Black NASCAR Principal Owner in Almost 50 Years
The six-time NBA champion will form a team with Denny Hamlin after purchasing the Cup Series charter from Germain Family Racing.
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Feds Find 35 Missing Children in Ohio in 'Operation Safety Net'
Officials say the children were aged 13 to 18 and had all been deemed as endangered.
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Step Aside Election 2000: This Year's Election May Be The Most Litigated Yet
In 2000, lawyers and election officials endlessly examined and debated butterfly ballots and hanging chads. Now, the legal arguments are more complex and center on the rules governing mail-in voting.
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Horseshoe crabs have a vital role in the development of a coronavirus vaccine. Here's why.
The bright blue blood of the ancient creature has already saved millions of lives. When a COVID-19 vaccine is ready, it will save even more.        
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Rural Hospitals Teeter On Financial Cliff As COVID-19 Medicare Loans Come Due
The federal loans were meant to help hospitals survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet they're coming due now — at a time when many rural hospitals are still desperate for help.
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Health care law faces another Supreme Court showdown, this time without Justice Ginsburg's vote
Many health care analysts expect the court to save most if not all of the law's provisions, even without Justice Ginsburg leading the liberal wing.        
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Black Protest Leaders To White Allies: 'It's Our Turn To Lead Our Own Fight'
As Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country, a lot of white people joined in to help the cause. In many cities Black leaders are being deliberate about the roles "white allies" play.
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Girl who ate only toast, Pringles claims hypnotherapy cured her food fears
The 10-year-old said she'd gag on anything other than bread and barbecue Pringles.
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Is This How Biden Blows It?
Last weekend, Philippe Reines walked over to Ron Klain’s house in Washington, D.C., to hand off his Donald Trump outfit: the suit, the shoes with the lifts, the shirt, the long red tie, the cufflinks. Just in case. When the former Hillary Clinton aide stored the outfit in a bag after playing Trump in debate prep four years ago, a part of him thought it might one day be in her presidential library.Klain ran Clinton’s debate prep, and he’s doing it again this year for Joe Biden. Klain has a rule against discussing the process, but he did tell me that no one is going to be putting on the outfit this year. The former vice president doesn’t like mock debates—he prefers to read research briefings and have a collection of aides fire questions at him.Trump says he isn’t preparing at all ahead of the first debate, which is set for September 29.And many Americans aren’t particularly interested: In a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, 44 percent said the events are “not at all important” for deciding their vote; 18 percent said they were “extremely important,” and 11 percent said “quite important.” Almost every Democratic operative I’ve spoken with in the past few weeks remains petrified that Biden is going to bungle the debates in a way that costs him the election—perhaps by looking old or confused, confirming the worst paranoia and conspiracy theories about him being unfit for the job. They see the debates as Biden’s best chance to blow an election that, based on the current polls, seems like his to lose.Conventional wisdom has set in that the opening minutes of the first debate will be the most important. But many Democrats will be holding their breath all the way through the final seconds of the third debate, on October 22. Biden’s stumbles tend to come after he’s been under pressure for long stretches, such as in last September’s primary debate, when he said late in the evening that children should improve their vocabulary by sitting with a record player, or when he snapped at the end of a radio interview in May that “you ain’t Black” if you don’t support him.Biden’s closest aides aren’t particularly nervous. They viewed the primary debates as necessary to attend but essentially irrelevant to the race, and they feel the same way now. If elections were won by following debate-club rules, Clinton would be the president and Elizabeth Warren would be the 2020 Democratic nominee. And since Biden wrapped up the nomination, as they have pointed out repeatedly, this has been a remarkably stable race. The team still thinks that the best way to beat Trump is to let him defeat himself with his own comments and pandemic mismanagement.“The notion that some exciting debate moment—by either candidate—is going to make people forget Donald Trump is responsible for thousands of dead Americans and fundamentally shift this race is ludicrous. There’s also no evidence in recent history [that] debates can ever have that kind of impact,” a person who's spoken with Biden’s debate advisers, but who requested anonymity to discuss the private preparations, told me.The biggest X factor, as always with debates, is the media coverage, which will shape people’s perceptions of the contest. Thousands of Americans are dying each week during the pandemic, millions are out of work or are about to be, cataclysmic fires and storms are hammering the country, and violent clashes have broken out in some places. With Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, the Supreme Court’s future is now uncertain. And Biden and Trump don’t know each other at all. They met only once, at Trump’s inauguration, and haven’t spoken other than a brief performance-art phone call in the spring, when they were supposedly trying to work together to fight the pandemic. Going at each other face-to-face shakes up the dynamics for any candidate. Even socially distant, this could lead to surprises. Will political journalism’s glee for marquee events and Twitter giggles inflate the true significance of some onstage flicker? Will the pursuit of non-bias create an equivalency between the number and nature of Biden’s and Trump’s fumbles and falsehoods?[James Fallows: The media learned nothing from 2016]“He could have cared less about answering the questions or even giving accurate information. He came prepared to insult, to bully, to loom over with his presence,” Hillary Clinton said at a recent fundraiser for Biden, reflecting on her own experience with Trump. But by looming over her and implying that he was being tough, Trump managed to wring some upsides out of three debates, which Clinton won by any technical measure.Reines cautioned against seeing 2016 as too much of a model, though. “He’s in a very different situation. His bag of tricks are the same, but they’re not working—certainly not working as well,” he told me.I asked Reines, with all the time he’s spent studying Trump, what he would do if Klain asked him to suit up again for prep. He told me he would go at Biden by saying early on that “everyone can see Biden is losing the debate,” and then push the idea that Biden wasn’t physically or mentally well. Reines said he’d include lots of swings at Biden’s son Hunter, whose business dealings in Ukraine prompted the phone call that led to Trump’s impeachment.“It is possible to be a terrible debater and be very hard to debate at the same time,” Reines added later. “And Donald Trump has gotten harder to debate—it is harder to understand him, it is harder to follow him, because it’s just one big sequitur; he’s telling so many lies, it’s impossible to think that you alone are going to fact-check him.”But the way Biden behaved in the primary debates isn’t necessarily a great guide to how he will show up against Trump—a fact that the president and his aides seem to be preparing for as they build an ouroboros of contradictory expectations, including that Biden is effectively brain-dead, on performance-enhancing drugs, a stumbling idiot who can’t get his words out, and a debater with skills on par with Cicero’s.The key difference that Biden’s aides are counting on: He doesn’t like taking shots at his fellow Democrats, but he enjoys whaling on Republicans. He’s good at it—or at least he was the last time he had the chance, in the 2012 vice-presidential debate against Paul Ryan. Biden hates being pulled to the liberal edge of the party, like he was in the primaries, but loves to portray himself as the middle-of-the-road guy standing up for common sense.“Whether it’s in a debate or on the campaign trail or even just in meetings, he is one of these old-school Democrats who doesn’t like to challenge or criticize people in his own party,” says David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign manager. Going up against a Republican, and one who clearly offends him so viscerally, Biden “will feel no hesitancy to let loose,” Plouffe predicts.There are voters ready to bolt from Trump who wonder about Biden’s basic competency. There are core Democrats nursing desperate Mortal Kombat fantasies about the showdown with Trump. Plouffe thinks Biden will reach both groups by going hard. “He’s not going to lose anything by being aggressive and tough and really going after Trump with fury,” Plouffe told me.At 90 minutes each, these debates are shorter than the two-hour Democratic-primary duels, which will probably help both candidates. Trump and Biden are in their mid-70s, and neither has done well with longer formats. Biden always prefers giving lengthy answers, and he’ll be able to do that, rather than trying to wade through a 10-way free-for-all.In the run-up to the first primary debate, I wrote about how rusty Biden would likely be, given that he’d debated once in the previous 11 years, unlike his opponents, who’d each been running campaigns and debating constantly. And he was rusty, apparently unused to being challenged to his face.Trump is good at projecting a gruff strength and at weaponizing his grievances with the media. But now it’s the president who hasn’t debated for years, and who—outside of press conferences, and a decimating interview with Axios in August—has faced questions only from within the Fox News fishbowl. Perhaps more importantly, Trump seems to have been staring into that fishbowl. Speaking at the White House recently, Trump described one night’s worth of his own TV time: “I watched Liz MacDonald [on Fox Business]; she’s fantastic. I watched Fox Business. I watched Lou Dobbs last night, Sean Hannity last night, Tucker [Carlson] last night, Laura [Ingraham]. I watched Fox and Friends in the morning. You watch these shows; you don’t have to go too far into the details.”The result isn’t just a skewed sense of reality, but an almost Comic-Con-level of reliance on inside jokes and obscure references that make sense only to superfans who know the lingo. If Trump starts going on about “the lover of Peter Strzok” or campaign donations to Andrew McCabe’s wife, as he regularly does, will anyone but FBI-conspiracy buffs know what he’s talking about?[Megan Garber: Do you speak Fox?]Even if voters do know, will anyone be won over? Or will it look like a concentrated form of the town hall Trump did on ABC this past week, in which he seemed unable to process a Black man confronting him to ask when in history America had been great for Black Americans, and unaware that most Americans don’t own “$10,000 worth of stock in IBM or whatever company it may be.”Biden has been living in a different kind of bubble. Until recently, he was holding press conferences only once a month. And—with the exception of an interview last week with CNN’s Jake Tapper—Biden has been sticking with short, remote interviews with local television stations rather than high-stakes national appearances. But onstage Thursday night for his own town hall, on CNN, his preparation was evident. Biden shifted smoothly between laughing at Trump and condemning him. He had lines meant to undermine Trump (“If the president had even remote confidence he was likely to win the election, he wouldn’t be doing this,” he said about Trump’s claims of election fraud), lines meant to condemn the choices he’s making leading the country (“What are we talking about here?”), digs (“He may be really losing it”), and attacks on topics as varied as vaccines and farm policy.Trump stayed seated for his entire town hall, while Biden stood for all of his. Trump spent the week attacking Biden for reading off a teleprompter—while using one himself. Bill O’Reilly, the disgraced former Fox News host, was left rationalizing Trump’s performance by arguing that Biden must have gotten the topics in advance.Maybe America’s obsession with presidential debates is pointless. For all those endless hours of the 10 primary debates, nothing happened onstage that affected the actual dynamics of the race for more than a few minutes. There is only one memorable moment: when Kamala Harris garroted Biden over busing, and seemed on the verge of destroying his campaign. But even that didn’t change the result; that’s his name on the campaign logo, and hers underneath.
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National Voter Registration Day Google Doodle Helps People Register to Vote in 2020 Election
Google is making the registration process a little easier by directing people to a guide teaching them how to register to vote ahead of the 2020 election on November 3.
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40% of Hawaii's beaches could disappear by 2050, study predicts
University of Hawaii researchers warn sea level rise and current beach protection practices could be precarious combination
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Jackie Stallone's Son Frank Leads Tributes to Late Mother, Dead at 98
Frank confirmed the news of his mother's passing on Instagram today, writing: "This morning my brothers and I lost our mother Jackie Stallone."
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Lindsey Graham Says Democrats Will Try to 'Destroy' SCOTUS Nominee Like They Did to Kavanaugh
Senator Lindsey Graham has suggested Democrats will do everything possible to keep the vacant Supreme Court seat open.
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New Hampshire mom says she was kicked off flight after her 2-year-old refused mask: report
A New Hampshire woman says she said was forced off an American Airlines flight last week because her 2-year-old son would not wear a face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report on Monday.
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Former US soldier first of two additional inmates who will be executed
William Emmett LeCroy raped, killed Georgia nurse he believed put spell on him
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Let’s Not Sleepwalk Into New European Lockdowns
Spain, France and the U.K. have a shot at turning things around provided Covid-19 fatigue doesn’t take hold.
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Sen. Gardner, Trailing Hickenlooper in Colorado, Backs SCOTUS Seat Push
The Colorado senator has said he will support a "qualified nominee" who will "protect our constitution, not legislate from the bench, and uphold the law," should one be put forward.
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Voter Registration Day, Trump's UN address, Tropical Storm Beta: 5 things to know Tuesday
This is a good day to register to vote, President Trump's U.N. address will be released before his latest rally and more news to start your Tuesday.       
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Kate Middleton Forces Magazine to Delete 'Lies' About Family, But Meghan Markle Spat Stays
Kate Middleton has won extensive edits to a disparaging article in U.K. society magazine Tatler but allegations of a rift with Meghan Markle over bridesmaids outfits remains online.
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28-year-old Houston doctor dies after battle with coronavirus, family says
Adeline Fagan, a second year OBGYN resident living in Houston, died early Saturday after a couple months-long battle with Covid-19, her family announced in a post on a GoFundMe page established on her behalf.
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Ready for your Zoom: What's the best camera for video meetings?
The laptop webcam is your worst choice, the smartphone is the easiest, but nothing beats a crisp mirrorless or DSLR camera. Get ready to spend money.       
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Coronavirus spike pushes Canadian authorities to step up powers to limit large gatherings
Canadian authorities are expanding restrictions on gatherings as daily Covid-19 cases spike to levels the country hasn't seen since May.
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Tropical Storm Beta made landfall as Hurricane Teddy continues north
Tropical Storm Beta made landfall in Texas last night. Meanwhile, Hurricane Teddy continues north, bringing dangerous conditions to Nova Scotia.
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Democrats Furious As Dianne Feinstein Dismisses Packing Supreme Court
Senator Dianne Feinstein ruled out abolishing the filibuster on Monday, earning condemnation from many Democrats and progressives
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Is Drew Brees Finally Declining? Stats Paint Worrying Picture for Saints QB
The veteran quarterback averages 4.82 air yards on his passes so far this season, his lowest figure after two games since he joined the Saints in 2006.
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Trick-or-treating, costume masks and Halloween parties discouraged by CDC this year
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its first guidance for the holidays, including Halloween, amid the raging coronavirus pandemic in a new posting on its website Monday night.
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Headstones spray painted in historically Black cemetery in Austin
"This is not just a random act of vandalism, there is a purpose, there is a purpose behind this," says family member of several people buried there.
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NFL fines 3 head coaches, teams over $1M for not wearing masks: report
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Don Lemon Calls for Electoral College to Be Scrapped: 'Blow up the Entire System'
The CNN host suggested scrapping the system which has resulted in two of the last five presidents winning the election without a majority of the popular vote.
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Press pounds Republicans on court vacancy, but hypocrisy is widespread
The media love nothing better than to pounce on hypocrisy.
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These gloves help fight COVID-19. But they're made in sweatshop conditions
U.S. trade bans are spurring labor reforms in Malaysia, which produces two-thirds of the world's disposable gloves.
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How Robert O’Brien helped steer the Pentagon toward a bigger Navy
Current and former officials say O’Brien has waged a public and private crusade to get the Pentagon on board with Navy expansion.
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D.C.-area forecast: Perfectly pleasant weather with gradual warming trend
Cool mornings and warm afternoons make for a near-perfect autumn weather pattern.
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When Everything Around You Is Burning
“It’s become a monster.”
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Coronavirus Upends College Admissions Tests, Creating Chaos for Students
An Iowa school district that defied a reopening order is moving toward a “hybrid” model. South Korea suspends a plan to provide free flu shots to 19 million people.
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Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall in Texas Monday night
Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall in Texas Monday night. Beta is still forecast to bring heavy rainfall to parts of the southeast. CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the latest.
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