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Oil prices climb on improving U.S. demand signs, OPEC agrees to meeting date

Oil prices rose nearly 2% on Thursday on signs of improving demand in the United States, the world's biggest crude consumer, and as OPEC and other producers finally agreed to a date for a meeting to discuss output cuts.
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Christopher Columbus Statue Toppled by Baltimore Protesters
BALTIMORE — Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city’s Inner Harbor on Saturday night.
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Top GOP Officials Possibly Exposed to Coronavirus by Trump Jr.’s Girlfriend After Fundraising Event
Kimberly Guilfoyle was diagnosed with the coronavirus on July 3
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Maskless partiers pack Michigan’s Diamond Lake on July 4th
Tightly-packed crowds were seen in Michigan's Diamond Lake rocking out to music to celebrate July 4th -- despite fears of coronavirus spreading over the holiday weekend.
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How to deal with double standards while working from home?
My boss’ kids and dog appear on video calls with the staff, yet when any of our kids or pets bomb the shot, he makes a sarcastic comment, which sounds like he is joking, but that we all interpret as his displeasure. Should one of us say something? Social platforms are exploding with the very...
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Dem senator says Trump would be 'abandoning the troops' if he vetoes Defense spending bill
Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., pledged on Sunday that the names of U.S. military bases named after Confederate leaders will be changed, and slammed President Trump for his threat to veto a defense funding bill if the names of the bases are changed.
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FDA commissioner refuses to defend Trump claim
Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration Dr. Stephen Hahn declined to defend President Donald Trump's unfounded claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" and repeatedly refused to say whether Trump's remark is true or false.
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Harvard doctor 'very optimistic' that vaccine will come in early 2021, but may not be totally effective
Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute predicted that there is a likelihood that a coronavirus vaccine will be available in early 2021, but cautioned that it may not be 100 percent effective.
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Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth says Trump's 'priorities are all wrong'
Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth on Sunday condemned President Donald Trump's divisive message at Mount Rushmore over the weekend, saying his "priorities are all wrong" and adding that he has failed in his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Alveda King on Trump's decision to create national garden honoring US heroes: 'I love the idea'
Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece Dr. Alveda King told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday that she loves President Trump’s idea of creating a National Garden of American Heroes that would pay tribute to historically significant Americans, including her uncle.
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Snapshot: Expressions of America
On this Fourth of July weekend, Lee Cowan reflects on the things that give us hope and keep us connected, especially amid the turmoil of the past few months, with images by photographer Lou Bopp of St. Louis, Missouri.
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New York Times bestseller lists
"Sunday Morning" recaps this week's bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles, courtesy of The New York Times.
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Nature: Cape Code National Seashore
This holiday weekend, when many can't make it to the beach, "Sunday Morning" takes us to look at sunrise at Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts. Videographer: Scot Miller.
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Elon Musk’s ex-wife denies Ghislaine Maxwell hand-picked her to be his child bride
Elon Musk's ex-wife Talulah Riley is denying "truly awful" rumors that she had been hand-picked to be the Tesla CEO's child bride by accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell.
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Baltimore Protesters Topple Christopher Columbus Statue, Toss it Into Inner Harbor
The Independence Day toppling took place on the same weekend as President Donald Trump attacked those who want to take down monuments.
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Big IRS backlog: Months after filing their taxes, some still wait for a refund
As of April 17, the original filing deadline, the IRS had processed 24 million fewer returns than it had last year, the Taxpayer Advocate Service said      
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Lightning strike comes 'awfully close' to Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper helping motorist
Talk about a close call.
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Determined Ohtani charging back into 2-way role for Angels
Shohei Ohtani is doing twice as much work as his Los Angeles Angels teammates again, and he's thrilled about it.
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Bash presses GOP Senator: You criticized Obama in 2014 for this
CNN's Dana Bash questions Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) over her criticism of former President Obama over his handling of the Ebola outbreak in 2014, compared to President Trump's current handling of the coronavirus crisis.
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US cases dip as world sets record for new coronavirus cases in 24-hour period
Experts worry that the holiday weekend will accelerate the spread of the virus again.
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American coach makes his mark by winning Austrian title
Jesse Marsch came to Europe to make a name both for himself and for every other American soccer coach.
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No fare! With pandemic, NYC taxi drivers' livelihoods hang in the balance
Since the taxi medallion bubble burst in 2015, New York City cab drivers have been drowning in debt; now, the pandemic may mark the end of an industry and an urban icon
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Julia Roberts shares rare photo with husband Daniel Moder on their 18th anniversary
Julia Roberts marked her 18th anniversary with husband Daniel Moder, posting a rare couple shot on Instagram hashtagged #heckyes.       
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No fare! NYC cabbies face uncertain future
For many yellow cab drivers, owning a New York City taxi medallion was seen as a road to success, as the value of the special license rose dramatically. But since the taxi medallion bubble burst in 2015, drivers have been drowning in financial debt. Special contributor Ted Koppel reports on how the pandemic could mark the end of an industry, and an urban icon.
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Kanye West announces on Fourth of July he's running for president of the United States
The entertainer sent out a tweet on the night of Independence Day calling for a unified vision.        
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Eyeing social change, Pirates star Josh Bell finds his voice
Josh Bell wanted to make a statement with his actions, a way to channel the disgust the Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman felt in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May.
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Passage: Remembering broadcaster Hugh Downs
The newsman's smooth voice and unruffled delivery was a longtime fixture of NBC and ABC television
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Atlanta Braves give no indication of considering name change
With teams in two sports taking a second look at names deemed offensive to Native Americans, the Atlanta Braves on Saturday gave no indication they are willing to consider a similar change.
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How To Watch ‘Yellowstone’ Season 3, Episode 3 Live Online
There's no holiday break for Yellowstone!
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Dodgers aren't devaluing World Series title in coronavirus-shortened season
Dodgers players know they are contenders to win a World Series title, and the team doesn't believe a championship during a shortened season deserves an asterisk.
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California megadrought? Not if you look at precipitation
Climate change is increasing California's wet-to-dry extremes, but average precipitation is not declining.
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Passage: Broadcaster Hugh Downs
Newsman Hugh Downs, whose smooth voice and unruffled delivery was a longtime fixture of NBC and ABC television, died July 1, 2020 at the age of 99. "Sunday Morning" looks back at the life of the veteran broadcaster.
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Review: 'Self Care' is a blistering fictional takedown of VC feminism
In Leigh Stein's new novel, "Self Care," pioneers in "the wellness space" backstab each other, in a satire that already feels 100 years old.
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To judge monuments, think about their meaning
Statues designed to reinforce white supremacy should be taken down. Other monuments, erected to memorialize history, as at Gettysburg, deserve to stay.
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Jarmond faces many challenges in taking over as UCLA's AD
Most new athletic directors who take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school before things really ramp up in two months. That isn't going to be the case for the start of Martin Jarmond's tenure at UCLA.
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Trump Vows to Preserve ‘American Way of Life’ From Enemies Within During Partisan Independence Day Speech
He did not mention the dead from the pandemic
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Matthew Wolff shoots 64 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead
Matthew Wolff has been working on his mindset, trying to have a good time regardless of results to help him perform closer to his potential.
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Morgan Stewart engaged to Dr. Phil’s son Jordan McGraw
The couple had "plenty to smile about" over the Fourth of July holiday.
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Drive-thru citizenship
In America, you can get almost anything in a drive-thru. And this year, because of the pandemic, immigrants who have completed all the requirements of citizenship are pulling into parking lots from San Diego to Des Moines to Detroit for socially-distant naturalization ceremonies. Steve Hartman visits with some newly-minted U.S. citizens in Albany, N.Y. where the oath was taken behind the wheel.
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Labor Secretary Scalia optimistic about economy resurgence, reopening business but warns precautions still needed
Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia expressed optimism Sunday over an economic resurgence as nearly 5 million jobs were gained in June, but warned that people must be smart about dealing with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic for the growth to continue.
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Coronavirus updates: Trump, America celebrate Independence Day weekend amid COVID-19 surge
Fourth of July weekend festivities were winding down Sunday after a day of crowded beaches and a night of fireworks that drew large crowds. Latest news.       
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Texas mayor on Trump's coronavirus claim: It makes me angry
Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler tells CNN's Dana Bash that President Donald Trump is sending the wrong message to Americans about coronavirus.
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Texas mayor on Trump's coronavirus claim: It makes me angry
Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler tells CNN's Dana Bash that President Donald Trump is sending the wrong message to Americans about coronavirus.
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1 killed after car plows through protesters on closed Seattle freeway
Video taken at the scene by protesters showed people shouting "Car! Car!" before fleeing the roadway.
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NJ Gov. Murphy: 'Almost Undebatable' We Should Have National Mask Requirement
Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ) said it was "almost undebatable" the United States should have a national requirement for citizens to wear masks.
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China braces for more storms after floods leave 121 dead or missing this year
A wide swath of southern China braced Sunday for more seasonal rains and flooding that state media said has already left more than 120 people dead or missing this year
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Jim Gaffigan: 2020, please turn your notifications off
Much of the year was cancelled by COVID, but the comedian still receives pre-programmed calendar alerts to events that never happen – a reminder of all he's missing in life
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Italy denies entry to American vacationers after landing on private plane
Italy’s customs agency denied five rich Americans entry to the country after they landed on a private jet for a vacation on the island of Sardinia, according to reports.
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Seattle protester who was struck by a car has died
A 24-year-old woman who was struck by a vehicle during a protest in Seattle early Saturday morning has died, a spokesperson for UW Medicine told CNN.
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