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NXIVM leader Keith Raniere guilty of all counts in sex cult case

Keith Raniere was accused of methodically manipulating his many followers to further his sexual exploits.       
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Meghan Markle reveals why she’s voting in 2020 presidential election
"I know what it's like to have a voice, and also what it's like to feel voiceless."
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Janice Dean: COVID has devastated my family -- Why can't I testify about it?
I truly wanted to lend my voice to the thousands of others that have lost their parents and grandparents.
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WeChat is a lifeline for the Chinese diaspora. What happens now that Trump banned it?
For swaths of the U.S. with concentrated Chinese populations, WeChat is a way of life. President Trump's executive order banning the app could upend that.
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‘Shakuntala Devi’ Interrogates Whether Women Can Have it All
It feels reductive to judge this ambitious woman on whether or not she can be considered a good mother.
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This day in sports: Clayton Kershaw achieves strikeout milestone
A look at some of the greatest moments in sports history to occur on Aug. 12.
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Police reform enjoys broad support among California voters, new poll finds
A new poll shows that a majority of Californians support sweeping reforms to law enforcement — including measures that would make it easier to prosecute and sue police officers.
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Californians' reactions to Kamala Harris' VP nod range from excited to disappointed
Kamala Harris, long influential in California political circles, is now on the ticket as vice president.
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Love pickles? Where to find kosher dills, herring, kimchi and more
Where to find different kinds of pickles in L.A., including kimchi, pickled herring, achaar, kosher dills and more.
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Op-Ed: If Biden wins, don't expect Trump to accept defeat and head for the exit
The only way to guarantee Trump doesn't ignore election results is a Biden win so decisive it's apparent on election night.
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Hotels, airlines and sports venues turn to Clorox and Lysol to vouch for their cleanliness
Amid pandemic, hotels and sports arenas get cleanliness seal from chemical companies
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'I've now dipped into the pie.' Will COVID-19 change Americans' views of the social safety net?
As more Americans benefit from federal aid during the pandemic, some believe the discourse about the role of government in U.S. life could shift.
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Help! My Girlfriend Is Late to Everything.
Is there something I can do to make it bother me less?
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Britain's economy completely tanked. It's not just because of the pandemic
Britons woke up this morning to news that the UK economy shrunk by 20.4% in the second quarter, the worst slump on record and the biggest drop of any major global economy.
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Washington state sets aside $40M in coronavirus relief for workers in US illegally
Gov. Jay Inslee is launching a $40 million state fund after months of pressure from activists, according to a report.
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Why Dwayne Johnson is Hollywood’s highest-paid actor again
He's rocking the top salary for a second year in a row at $87.5M. Find out how his competition ranks.
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Colorado police officer suspended 40 hours after writing 'KILL THEM ALL' during protest livestream
A veteran Colorado Springs police officer has been suspended without pay after he wrote the words “KILL THEM ALL” and “KILL EM ALL” in the comments section during a Facebook livestream of a protest, his department said. 
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Viola Davis bought her birthplace on a former slave plantation for her birthday
Viola Davis gave us all a gift in honor of her 55th birthday.
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Fauci, Azar cast doubt on Putin's virus vaccine claim
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head Dr. Anthony Fauci and Health Secretary Alex Azar pointed to likely inadequate testing of the supposed Russian vaccine.
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Tesla shares surge after Elon Musk announces stock split
Tesla shares soared in premarket trading Wednesday after Elon Musk's electric car-maker announced a 5-for-1 stock split.
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Yankees’ Mike Ford thrives in first crack at replacing Giancarlo Stanton
Mike Ford isn’t Giancarlo Stanton on many levels. Yet, it was the left-handed hitting Ford getting the first crack at replacing the right-handed hitting Stanton as Aaron Boone’s designated hitter Tuesday night against the Braves at Yankee Stadium. Stanton was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a strained left hamstring he suffered running...
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Why ballot drop boxes are an easy alternative to USPS
States like Connecticut are implementing secure ballot drop boxes in an attempt to make voting as easy as possible. In the battleground state of Pennsylvania, Republicans are taking legal action against the USPS alternative. CNN's Abby Phillip reports.
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Some Power 5 conferences have yet to postpone college football, rest of fall sports season
The SEC, ACC and Big 12 have yet to announce plans to postpone their fall sports schedules in the wake of the Big Ten and Pac-12 putting their fall schedules on ice.
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Overweight Chinese man’s big belly saves him from falling down a well
Luckily, he’s got guts! An overweight Chinese man found his big belly to be a lifesaver — after it got wedged in a well and stopped him falling down, according to officials. The 28-year-old only identified as Liu got trapped in his family’s well after breaking through wood that had been used to cover it...
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Sannikov: 'Lukashenko is scared'
Fmr. Belarus Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Sannikov and opponent to President Lukashenko tells Amanpour these are "the last days" of the regime and calls for international sanctions.
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'Ellen DeGeneres Show' DJ Stephen 'tWitch' Boss says there's a 'genuine love' on the set
"Ellen DeGeneres Show" DJ Stephen 'tWitch' Boss recalled feeling a "genuine love from front to back" on set.       
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'Extremely serious' train derailment in Aberdeenshire, Scotland
A train has derailed in Aberdeenshire, northeastern Scotland, in what Scotland's First Minister describes as an "extremely serious incident."
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GOP primary winner calls out Pelosi: 'Kick that bi--- out of Congress'
Georgia Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene had sharp words for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during her victory speech following a runoff primary election Tuesday.
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Black and South Asian-American women embrace Joe Biden's choice of Kamala Harris as VP pick
It's an announcement many Black and South Asian women were waiting for and they were not disappointed with Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's VP running mate.        
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'That's spicy': SNL actress reacts to Kamala Harris as Biden VP pick
"Saturday Night Live" actress and comedian Maya Rudolph, who earned an Emmy nomination for her impression of Kamala Harris, reacts to the announcement that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden selected Harris as his VP pick.
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'Extremely serious' train derailment in Aberdeenshire, Scotland
A train has derailed in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, according to British Transport Police.
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On This Day: 12 August 2012
In 2012, the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics took place in London, with a star-studded concert. (Aug. 12)       
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DNA links man who killed himself last week to teen's 1996 death
A DNA match has solved the strangulation murder of Jessica Baggen, a case that was cold for 24 years.
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Biden VP pick Harris promoted group that put up bail for alleged violent criminals
Sen. Kamala Harris, who Joe Biden picked on Tuesday to be his running mate, promoted the bail fund group that several Biden staffers donated to during the protests that followed George Floyd's death, which since has posted bail for multiple alleged violent criminals including an alleged murderer and a previously convicted rapist.
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The pandemic alone doesn't explain Britain's world beating recession
Britons woke up this morning to news that the UK economy shrunk by 20.4% in the second quarter, the worst slump on record and the biggest drop of any major global economy.
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The futuristic yacht that's designed from the inside out
Yacht designs tend to be all about the exterior, while the interior can feel like something of an afterthought. However, upcoming expedition yacht Thor Explore turns this idea on its head completely.
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The futuristic yacht that's designed from the inside out
Whether it's a luxury superyacht or a more modest vessel, yacht designs tend to be all about the exterior, while the interior can feel like something of an afterthought.
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This Solar Power Lantern Brings Light to Those Who Need It
There are more than two billion people on this planet with limited access to electricity. Many are using devices like kerosene lanterns that aren’t safe, or good for the environment. Which is why Vishnampet Sethuraman Hariharan, the founder and CEO of Singapore’s Third Wave Power, has created illumination options that rely on renewable energy sources like the sun. Among them—a solar lighting system that can be easily carried and used anywhere. Hariharan hopes to contribute to a growing culture of clean technologies in Southeast Asia. NOTE: This story was filmed prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Great Big Story encourages everyone to stay safe and continue to social distance. This Great Big Story was made possible by Singapore Tourism Board, Enterprise Singapore, and the Singapore Economic Development Board.
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Ohio State's Justin Fields gives three-letter response to Big Ten postponing football season
The Big Ten’s decision to postpone fall sports with the possibility of moving the schedule to the spring put one of the country’s best quarterbacks on the sidelines.
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ShowBiz Minute: West, Cowell, MTV VMAs
Kanye West qualifies as presidential candidate in Arkansas; "America's Got Talent" tops ratings, loses Cowell for now; The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Maluma, CNCO to perform at MTV VMAs. (Aug. 12)       
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Why people are split on using 'Latinx'
"Latinx" has emerged as an inclusive term to refer to people of Latin American descent. But a new survey found that even among the people "Latinx" is intended to describe, few have heard of the term -- let alone use it. It's an example of just how complex identity can be for any population.
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What we know -- and don't know -- about Russia's 'Sputnik V' vaccine
Russia raised eyebrows on Tuesday when it announced the world's first approved coronavirus vaccine for public use.
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Thunderstorm in Kansas casts 'epic' 75-mile-long shadow, blocks sunrise as storm reaches taller than Mount Everest
A stunning sunrise in Kansas earlier this month got blocked by an even more spectacular sight in the sky.
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New Hampshire braces for bike rally after "warning sign" in Sturgis
"I don't think anyone saw the photos out of Sturgis and thought, 'That looks safe,'" Gov. Chris Sununu said.
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Opinion: New Orleans Saints' 'soft' bubble could be model for 'hard' bubble if NFL makes it to playoffs
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton predicts that his team's "soft" bubble approach could be used on the road to Super Bowl LV.       
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Dunkin' bringing back pumpkin spice coffee, donuts earlier than ever along with new PSL
Pumpkin spice season is returning to Dunkin' earlier than ever before. The first day for the fall flavor is Aug. 19 at participating locations.       
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Column: Trump's bogus executive actions are reality TV, not governing
Trump has gone on a rampage of executive orders, some real, some empty, some completely bogus. It's Potemkin government – announcements that pretend to do something but don't.
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NFL head coach reveals he was infected with Covid-19
The head coach of the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers tested positive for Covid-19, he revealed in the latest season of HBO's "Hard Knocks."
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COVID-19-related lawsuits could destroy nonprofits. Congress needs to give them immunity.
People who act in good faith to perform a public good shouldn't have to open themselves to legal action by helping others.        
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