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Our writers reveal their most-loved lottery-funded films ahead of Cinema Day

Thanks to National Lottery funding, the BFI invests over £50million a year into British films - and you can see a film for free on August 25 - National Lottery Cinema Day
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A surprise 'safe-haven' investment has surged 180% since March
Bitcoin is on a tear: The price of one bitcoin is now trading just above $11,500, the highest level in about a year. Bitcoin has surged more than 60% in 2020 and is up more than 180% from its mid-March lows of about $4,000.
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20,000 paper birds help fund COVID-19 units at Belgium hospital
BRUSSELS – A flock of 20,000 multicolored origami birds has been installed in a cathedral in Brussels, Belgium, as part of a fundraising artwork that has paid for two COVID-19 units at a local hospital. Suspended from the ceiling of the medieval Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula by thin wires, the paper creations...
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Buffalo Sabres reveal new jerseys for 2020-21 season
The Buffalo Sabres are turning to their past as they look to the future.
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Facebook removes 7 million posts for false COVID-19 information
Facebook said Tuesday it removed 7 million posts in the second quarter for sharing false information about the novel coronavirus, including content that promoted fake preventative measures and exaggerated cures. Facebook released the data as part of its sixth Community Standards Enforcement Report, which it introduced in 2018 along with more stringent decorum rules in...
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Hurricane Elida churns in the Pacific while Atlantic forecasters watch what could become Josephine
As the peak of hurricane season nears, two storms are being monitored for possible impacts on land, one in the Pacific and one in the Atlantic.
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Raymond Allen, ‘Sanford and Son’ and ‘Good Times’ star, dead at 91
He was best known for his "Sanford and Son" character of Uncle Woodrow “Woody” Anderson.
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Dan Snyder accuses ex-Washington Football employee of taking bribes
Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder accused a former executive assistant with the organization of taking bribes and giving inside information to a website for negative stories. Snyder named Mary Ellen Blair in court documents filed Monday, TMZ Sports reported. The NFL owner reportedly claimed Blair contacted a team employee in May, and then again...
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Elijah McClain's parents sue Colorado police over his death
McClain, a 23-year-old Black man, died last year after officers in suburban Denver stopped him on the street and put him in a chokehold.
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Trump claims some people say ‘men are insulted’ by Biden picking woman VP
President Trump said Joe Biden has put himself in an awkward position by pledging to pick a woman as vice president and added that “some people” would suggest men might be insulted by the Democratic candidate’s intention to do so. “I would be inclined to go a different route than what he’s done,” Trump said...
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Downtown Chicago reopens in wake of widespread looting
Downtown Chicago's expressways and bridges reopened on Tuesday as business owners and emergency workers rushed to recover in the wake of widespread looting and violence.
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Get ready for an epic movie night! World's last Blockbuster store is now an Airbnb
The world's last Blockbuster store in Bend, Oregon, is offering guests a chance to experience an epic movie night in the very last store.       
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Nueva opens in Venice, Kato goes casual and Coi pops up at Alta Adams
Plus, Mad Lab Coffee arrives in Hollywood and gourmet sandwiches in Long Beach
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‘Top Model’ contestant on Tyra Banks hosting ‘Dancing with the Stars’
“I loved working with Tyra, getting tips from Tyra Banks,” says former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Don Benjamin. He learned a lot from competing on Cycle 20 of the hit series, including how to boost his confidence. Now, he fully supports Banks as the new host of “Dancing with the Stars.” “It’s inspiring, it’s...
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Supreme Court blocks Oregon group from collecting signatures online for ballot initiative
The Supreme Court has blocked a lower court ruling that would have made it easier for a group promoting redistricting reform in Oregon to collect signatures in the midst of the pandemic.
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Paige VanZant plunges into pool wearing a cheeky pink bikini
Paige VanZant knows how to make a splash. On Monday, the 26-year-old fighter — who lost to Amanda Ribas in UFC 251 last month — showed off her flexibility poolside, performing a mid-air split before hitting the water. “Suns out buns out,” VanZant captioned the Instagram post, modeling a cheeky pink bikini. VanZant’s followers soon replied...
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Reno police release body-cam video after cop accidentally hit by deputy's Taser, 'unintentionally' shoots suspect
Nevada police released body camera footage on Sunday – exactly two weeks after an officer was struck by a fellow cop’s Taser and fired his gun “unintentionally” at a driver, sending him to the hospital.
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Police, protesters clash in Beirut: Fox News' Trey Yingst reports amid gunfire, tear gas
There is "growing frustration" among demonstrators clashing with security forces in Beirut one week after the deadly explosion that killed at least 171 people, injured thousands, and plunged Lebanon into political chaos, Fox News correspondent Trey Yingst reported on "America's Newsroom" Tuesday.
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New York Comic Con 2020 going virtual due to coronavirus crisis
Your cosplay has been canceled.
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‘Our Moment To Take Charge.’ Eva Longoria on the Importance of Supporting Latino Communities Amid Coronavirus
Latinos are being “hospitalized and dying at 4 times the rates of whites from the coronavirus,” Longoria said
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Hurricane Elida strengthens to Category 2 off Mexico, storm may cause 'life-threatening surf'
The second hurricane this season in the Central Pacific strengthened off Mexico's northwestern coast on Tuesday but isn't expected to directly threaten land.
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Washington Post accused of ‘sounding like Antifa's publicist’ with glamorous feature on Portland protesters
The Washington Post is being accused of “sounding like Antifa's publicist” by publishing a bizarre photo gallery of Portland protesters that glorified the city’s sometimes violent demonstrators. 
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Video shows 8-year-old arrested at school
"At eight years old, 3.5 ft. tall and 64 lbs., this little boy didn't post a threat to anyone," attorney Ben Crump said.
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Clarks offers 40 percent off shoes and more for Summer Essentials Sale
Clarks is back with some sizzling summer deals with its Summer Essentials Sale. For a limited time, the popular shoe brand is taking 40% off its trendiest footwear. The massive event features major markdowns on a variety of heels, loafers and sandals. You’ll also find discounts on handbags, belts and more. So whether you’re looking...
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Alyssa Milano posts video of hair loss that she believes is linked to COVID-19
Alyssa Milano, who tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, reveals that she's losing her hair. She believes it's a long-term symptom of coronavirus.       
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Trump pushes for college football season, claims players safe because they're young
Despite Trump's comments, some college athletes may have long-term health issues after COVID-19.
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After multiple crises, this time some Lebanese feel broken
Beirut's massive explosion is just the latest in multiple crises that have hit Lebanon the past year, including massive protests, economic collapse and the coronavirus pandemic
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Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa auctions iconic glasses for Beirut blast victims
Former adult porn star Mia Khalifa is auctioning off her “infamous” glasses to help victims of the catastrophic blast in Beirut, saying she’s “trying to make a positive difference” as her native Lebanon continues to recover one week later. The top bid for Khalifa’s iconic black glasses had reached $100,000 as of midday Tuesday, some...
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Airbnb reportedly readies for confidential IPO filing this month
Home rental company Airbnb is reportedly planning to file confidentially for an IPO later this month. The filing would see Airbnb trading on public markets before the end of the year, according to the Wall Street Journal. It arrives as its core home-rental business has been pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic, with travelers canceling plans...
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How a Buffalo hot dog company lucked into naming rights on big-league stadium
Sahlen's, a meat company based in Buffalo since its founding in 1869, is getting its turn in the major-league spotlight.       
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Contact Tracers In Massachusetts Order Milk And Help With Rent. Here's Why
The state offers support and resources for people isolating because of COVID-19 — helping them make choices that keep everyone safe. It's work more states need to fund, experts say.
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Russia claims a win in the vaccine race. But would you take a vaccine from Vladimir Putin?
Would you trust a vaccine if Vladimir Putin told you it was safe?
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Russia claims a win in vaccine race. But would you take a vaccine from Putin?
• Safety concerns remain over Russia's vaccine • ANALYSIS: Xi and Putin send a message to their countries by congratulating Lukashenko
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North Carolina man accused of shooting 5-year-old boy in the head: report
A North Carolina has been charged with walking up to a 5-year-old boy playing outside in North Carolina and shooting him in the head, according to a report.
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Ahead of VP pick, Biden up 10 points over Trump: poll
As Joe Biden gets ready to announce his running mate, a new national survey indicates that the former vice president holds a 10-percentage point lead over President Trump among registered voters
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VMAs 2020: The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Maluma and CNCO to perform outdoors
Originally scheduled at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the awards will now be staged at various outdoor locations due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
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Paul Batura: College football's fate during coronavirus pandemic — here is why it is more than just a game
We can survive without a lot of things – but we thrive when we’re fully engaged and enjoying the thrills and joys all around us – including college football. 
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Inside the struggle to close the coronavirus education equality gap
A few weeks ago, Sara Messinger sat in her New York City apartment researching the tutoring market. Messinger, 21, isn’t a parent looking for a way to cope with the uncertainty surrounding a pandemic fall semester at grade and high schools. She’s a college student who decided that instead of taking classes full-time for her...
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Grizzly Creek Fire in Colorado closes Interstate 70 in both directions, 'extreme fire behavior' reported
A major interstate in Colorado through the Rocky Mountains remains closed Tuesday as a wildfire continues to burn dangerously close to the highway. 
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Shirtless Leonardo DiCaprio hits the beach with girlfriend Camila Morrone
Morrone left little to the imagination in a stringy black thong bikini.
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Watch live: President Trump to hold press conference
President Trump is speaking the day after a shooting outside the White House interrupted his briefing.
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Cuomo adds 2 more states, Virgin Islands to New York travel advisory
ALBANY — Visitors from Hawaii, South Dakota and the U.S. Virgin Islands coming into New York will have to quarantine for two weeks, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the additions to his travel advisory on Tuesday. Alaska, New Mexico, Ohio and Rhode Island were removed from the growing list that now includes 33 states plus...
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Comcast Says It Will Fix 'Technical' Glitch that Halted Laura Loomer Emails
Congressional candidate Laura Loomer claimed on Monday that Comcast Xfinity has banned her campaign from sending fundraising emails and text messages. After being contacted by Breitbart News, Comcast claimed that it was working with Loomer to resolve the issue with a 'technical fix.'
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Nobody asked for this: All the TV and movie reboots and sequels of 2020
Say hello to another remake.
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Andrew Yang on Democratic National Convention: 'I kind of expected to speak'
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang voiced his disappointment in not being asked to speak at the upcoming Democratic National Convention, whose lineup was announced on Monday.       
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Barbra Streisand Lends Her Voice to Mobilize Anti-Trump LGBTQ Vote
Barbra Streisand is lending her voice to a LGBTQ-themed political campaign intended to mobilize the LGBTQ vote against President Donald Trump.
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Remote work leads to growing concerns over cybersecurity
Gary Steele, CEO of cybersecurity firm Proofpoint, discusses his firm's findings that cybersecurity threats have increased as many employees work from home during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus discovered on frozen seafood packaging in China: report
The novel coronavirus was found on the packaging of frozen seafood shipped from Ecuador to China, according to a report. 
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Cow chase leads to helicopter rescue in Solano County
Two people encountered a bad-tempered bovine at Lynch Canyon Open Space Park and were injured while fleeing. A helicopter rescue followed the cow chase.
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