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Opinion: Gettysburg is sacred ground. Don't defile it with a partisan political event
In considering the Civil War battlefield as a possible site of his acceptance speech for the Republican nomination, President Trump threatens to defile hallowed ground.
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She is the first American to get a new face -- twice
Seven years ago, Carmen Tarleton received a face transplant, a decision she made after her estranged husband attacked her in 2007 with a bottle of lye, disfiguring her face beyond recognition. The transplant was a grueling, complex, surgical procedure -- one that ultimately proved unsuccessful.
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‘Broke’ Hunter Biden got $450K tax lien ‘resolved’ within days: report
Hunter Biden settled a $450,000 tax debt within six days last month, despite recently claiming he was too broke to pay child support, according to a new report, raising further questions about his financial dealings. The son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was slapped with the hefty lien on July 9 by the District...
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New York Board of Elections adds quick fix to mail-in ballots
The red X marks the spot! The New York State Board of Elections plans on using a Red X or Red arrow — and possibly larger print — to remind people voting in the November 3 general election to sign their affirmation letter included with their mail-in ballots. During the June 23 pandemic primary election,...
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Greg Gutfeld: CNN keeps getting dumber
Oh to be this dumb…
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House panel asks watchdogs to investigate Army Corps of Engineers' review of Alaskan mine project
The House Oversight Committee Monday called for two inspector general offices to investigate the Army Corps of Engineers' recent environmental review of the controversial Pebble Mine project proposed for Bristol Bay, Alaska.
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Biden to announce running mate soon; Trump campaign launches bus tours in key states
Joe Biden is expected to announce his running mate this week ahead of next week's Democratic convention. This comes as the Trump campaign is launching a pair of bus tours featuring family members, campaign surrogates and local political figures. CBS News campaign reporters Nicole Sganga and Bo Erickson joined CBSN's "Red and Blue" with the latest on the 2020 race. 
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Liam Neeson and son Micheál Richardson co-star in ‘Made in Italy’
"Once I had a horse bolt with me on its back in the Abruzzi region."
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Bernard Goldberg explains why he hopes 'detestable' Trump wins reelection ‘in a landslide’
Author and journalist Bernard Goldberg is no fan of President Trump, but hopes the Republican wins reelection “in a landslide," he wrote on his personal website Monday.
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WWE star James 'Kamala' Harris dead at 70
Former WWE star James Harris has died at the age of 70.
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CBS News Battleground Tracker: Biden leading in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
The latest CBS News Battleground Tracker estimates Joe Biden with a slight lead over President Trump in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. CBS News Director of Elections and Surveys Anthony Salvanto joined CBSN's "Red and Blue" to break it down.
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Trump wants WTO to end China’s ‘developing nation’ status
President Trump on Monday said he submitted a request with the World Trade Organization asking it to end China’s status as a “developing nation.” China’s WTO status is a frequent talking point for Trump, but the president told reporters at a White House briefing he made his grievance official. “We are putting in and we’ve...
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Trump says he wants to hold G-7 summit after the election
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday said this year’s G-7 summit would be postponed until after the election and added that Russian leader Vladimir Putin could still score an invite. During a briefing at the White House — which was dramatically halted by a non-fatal shooting outside — Trump said he was considering inviting the...
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Power Five conferences consider cancelling 2020 football season
A Big Ten spokesperson denied reports that the conference had voted to cancel the 2020 football season.
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Trump pushes forward with executive action on economy despite legal questions
President Trump signed several executive actions on Saturday to address the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, as Congress remains stalemated over another relief bill. Politico White House reporter Meridith McGraw joined "Red and Blue" to discuss the legal and political controversy.
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Suns down Thunder to remain unbeaten in the bubble; Deandre Ayton doesn't start after missing COVID-19 test
Oklahoma City led by 15 points early, but Phoenix surged back to win 128-101 on Monday and improve to 6-0 in seeding games in the NBA restart.        
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Covid-19 relief fund allocation may shortchange Black communities, new research suggests
The formula for how Covid-19 relief funding from the federal government gets allocated to hospitals across the United States could have a "disparate impact" on hospitals in counties with a higher-than-average share of Black residents, new research suggests.
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Newsom says coronavirus data are correct after administration shakeup
Gov. Gavin Newsom faced reporters for the first time since he touted the inaccurate coronavirus data as a positive sign of fewer COVID-19 infections a day before the glitches became public. The governor said he was kept in the dark about the problem, even as state health officials were warning counties about data issues days earlier.
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Kelly Clarkson to Fill in for Simon Cowell on ‘America’s Got Talent’
Clarkson will step in as an AGT judge while Cowell recovers from a bike accident.
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Jesse Jackson condemns 'pillaging' in Chicago as 'humiliating, embarrassing'
Rev. Jesse Jackson condemned the widespread looting that took place in Chicago early Monday morning, calling it "humiliating" and "embarrassing" to the movement for racial equality.
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China just arrested a top Hong Kong pro-democracy figure. Beijing isn’t playing around.
A handout photo from Apple Daily showing Hong Kong business tycoon Jimmy Lai led by police officers during a search at the headquarters of Apple Daily. Lai was arrested at his home on August 10, 2020, in Hong Kong, China. | Handout via Getty Images Jimmy Lai, a media executive, was arrested along with others in a blow to Hong Kong’s freedoms. Hong Kong authorities arrested a prominent pro-democracy media mogul on Monday, another sign that the sweeping national security law imposed by China last month is stifling the territory’s freedoms. Jimmy Lai was detained Monday over allegations of colluding with foreign powers. Lai is the found and owner of Next Digital, which publishes Apple Daily, a Hong Kong publication that has backed the pro-democracy protests. Lai himself has been outspoken in his support for the pro-democracy camp and has been arrested before for allegedly participating in an unauthorized pro-democracy protest. Two of Lai’s sons were also arrested Monday, along with Cheung Kim-hung, Next Digital’s CEO. Agnes Chow, a high-profile leader in Hong Kong’s democracy movement, was also detained. In total, Hong Kong authorities said at least 10 people, ages 23 to 72, were arrested on national-security and other charges, including advocating for foreign sanctions. Lai is one of the most notable figures arrested under the new national security law that went into effect July 1. The law gives China broad powers to crack down on dissent, which includes loosely defined crimes of “secession, subversion, organization and perpetration of terrorist activities, and collusion with a foreign country or with external elements.” It also carries harsh penalties, including the potential for life imprisonment. Lai’s detainment has chilling implications for press freedom in Hong Kong. More than 200 police raided Apple Daily’s office, an operation that took nine hours, according to the South China Morning Post. Close to 200 police from the national security division as well as police in military uniforms were at the scene. Again, this is the office of a media organization rather than the scene of a terrorist attack. pic.twitter.com/8IQE4PRWZk— William Yang (@WilliamYang120) August 10, 2020 After @appledaily_hk founder @JimmyLaiApple's arrest, over 200 PTU raided Apple Daily office without warrant. This is an unprecedented move. Deploying such disproportional amount of policemen to raid the office of a newspaper is a clear signal that HKSAR is oppressing free press pic.twitter.com/NWKHpna52L— Fight For Freedom. Stand With Hong Kong. (@Stand_with_HK) August 10, 2020 Apple Daily reporters livestreamed the raid, showing police officers rummaging through papers on reporters’ desks. Chinese authorities brought Lai to the offices during the raid, escorting him through the offices as police searched. According to the Washington Post, authorities carted away 25 boxes worth of material. Officers just casually poking through documents on desks, tho reporter on livestream repeats search warrant not yet served. @appledaily_hk employee asked officers what their search area was; no answer. Apple Daily lawyer yet to arrive & may not be able to enter cordoned-off bldg pic.twitter.com/RXoDTpEfdz— Mary Hui (@maryhui) August 10, 2020 In a thread posted on Twitter, Apple Daily accused police of ignoring the terms of the search warrant “and rifled through news materials, as well as restricting press members from reporting and obstructing a news organization from operating.” “Beijing’s national security law for Hong Kong claims to guarantee residents’ freedom of speech, of the press and of publication, but the authorities’ actions have proved otherwise,” the statement continued. “Raiding a news institution is a severe attack on press freedom and should not be tolerated in a civilized society.” Apple Daily described Hong Kong’s press freedom as “hanging by thread,” though it vowed to fight on. “The arrest of Jimmy Lai and Agnes Chow (one of the student activist leaders) is the largest affront yet to violations of freedom of speech and press in Hong Kong,” Lynette H. Ong, an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto told me in an email. “It will have a huge chilling effect on the Hong Kong community,” Ong added, “which is exactly what Beijing is trying to achieve with the [national security law].” China’s crackdown under the national security law has been “unusually fast and unusually slow” When Britain handed Hong Kong over to China in 1997, it was with the promise that Beijing would honor Hong Kong’s quasi-independence until at least 2047, under the rule known as “one country, two systems.” China, though, had for years chipped and chipped away at Hong Kong’s freedoms. Now, the national security law has rapidly and dramatically accelerated the erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy. When it went into effect in July, Victoria Tin-bor Hui, a political science professor at Notre Dame University, called it the “complete and total control of Hong Kong and total destruction of Hong Kong’s system.” The national security law now means everything is happening out in the open, which is targeting what the Chinese Communist Party sees as the opposition — and sending a very clear message to everyone else who might back them. Samuel Chu, a US-based activist and managing director of the Hong Kong Democracy Council, told me that this is part of China’s steady drumbeat to crack down on activists, both at home and overseas. Chu himself has been targeted for arrest under the new national security law. (The law is so expansive that even foreigners or those who speak out overseas could potentially face arrest if they ever return to Hong Kong or mainland China.) Demonstrators allegedly advocating for Hong Kong’s independence were arrested on the first day the law went into effect; since then, student activists — who were between the ages of 16 and 21 — were charged for engaging in secessionist activities. Hong Kong’s government has also postponed September’s Legislative Council elections, and though officials cited the coronavirus, the government had already taken steps to bar pro-democracy lawmakers from running. The Chinese government also put out those arrest warrants for Hong Kongers who’ve left the city, including Chu, a US citizen, and Nathan Law, another prominent activist and former lawmaker. The arrest of Lai and others is the latest example of China’s crackdown. “I have no doubt that this is all orchestrated as a way of demonstrating the complete control they want to have in Hong Kong,” Chu said. “They’re systematically pointing out, we’re not going to tolerate any dissent from anywhere, from anyone.” Chinese state media had branded Lai as prominent pro-democracy advocate, and both he and activists such as Chow had been targeted before for their outspokenness. In May, Lai wrote an op-ed in the New York Times as China unveiled its plan to implement this new national security law. “I have always thought I might one day be sent to jail for my publications or for my calls for democracy in Hong Kong,” he said. Allen Carlson, an associate professor at Cornell University, said it called to mind a Chinese saying, “killing the chicken to scare the monkey.” In other words, Beijing is punishing a few high-profile individuals to set an example for everyone else. “The detention of Jimmy Lai and Agnes Chow are good examples of this idiom being put into place,” Carlson said, adding that it “can have a chilling effect on Hong Kong society.” Experts, activists, and Hongkongers feared exactly this. Beyond the hardcore protesters and activists, supporters of the pro-democracy movement might think twice about whether they will continue to do so publicly now that their families and their livelihoods at stake. Activists and journalists previously deleted social media posts, essentially self-censoring themselves. The arrest of Lai and others is China’s way of saying, basically, we’re not messing around. Ong said that these high-profile arrests might mean “things may go in one of the two directions: repression may slow down (because Beijing has successfully deterred further contention), or it may decide to ‘tighten the screw’ further.” Whether that happens might have as much to do with what happens within Hong Kong as what’s going on in the rest of the world. That includes, critically, the status of US-China relations, which are at a dangerous low point. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a professor at the University of California Irvine and author of Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink, described the blows to Hong Kong’s press freedoms and civil society as both “unusually fast and unusually slow.” Within Hong Kong, the pace has been dizzying. But to the outside, these events are happening somewhat piecemeal — arrest warrants for foreign activists one week, canceling the Legislative Council elections a few days later, and now these mass arrests. “There’s been a spreading out of the repressive moves,” Wasserstrom said. On the one hand, it’s been blow after blow, he said. But when it comes to international attention — particularly in the age of Covid-19 — China’s crackdowns looks a little bit more discrete rather than rapidly tightening control. US-China tensions are the backdrop to all this Lai’s arrest also came after the United States placed sanctions on 11 officials involved in the democratic crackdown in Hong Kong, including Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the territory’s police chief. This was a serious escalation, and though Chinese officials mocked the penalties, they retaliated by placing sanctions on US individuals, including some Republican lawmakers. Also on Monday, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar visited Taiwan, the highest-level US official to visit since 1979. Though the visit was ostensibly about Taiwan’s success in handling the coronavirus, such a trip is highly provocative to Beijing, which wants to bring Taiwan back under its control and sees any recognition of it as a violation of its “one China” policy. “I think both sides are sort of intentionally poking the dragon and poking the eagle in order to see how far they can go — and also to bolster domestic credentials,” Carlson said. The Trump administration has blamed China for its handling of the coronavirus and is taking a tough-on-China approach in part to distract from its own failures to deal with the pandemic. And Chinese President Xi Jinping is pushing to bring Hong Kong closer under its control, one of his core interests. That leaves Hong Kong, much like Xinjiang, caught in the middle of a superpower struggle as the territory’s freedoms unravel. “Altogether, this portends poorly for the future,” Carlson said. “We’re likely to see more arrests in Hong Kong, further crackdowns, and no one is pushing back — the US does, but not really in a credible manner.” Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. 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Meet Alexis Lafreniere: Rangers likely to pick Canadian prodigy No. 1
The Rangers will have the chance to select a generational talent in Alex Lefreniere after winning the NHL Draft lottery on Monday night. Lafreniere, 18, is a wunderkind Canadian winger expected to immediately make the jump to the NHL next season. He is known for his dazzling playmaking ability as well as his ability to...
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Commentary: Big Ten's swift turnabout shows schools will always put amateurism first
The college football season is in serious peril because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But what spurred the Big Ten to push for the season to be canceled?
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Black Wisconsin officer says protesters ‘tried to kill me’ during physical assault at girlfriend’s home
A Black Wisconsin police officer said he was nearly killed Saturday after a group of protesters gathered outside his girlfriend’s house where he was staying and fired several shots inside.
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Hospitals set up virtual sessions with therapy dogs
Americans owe so much to our essential workers who've stepped up during the pandemic. That includes some of our four-legged best friends. Chip Reid reports.
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College student faces potential disciplinary action over Trump photo, political Facebook post
Stockton University Doctoral student Robert Dailyda, according to documents published by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), is facing student-conduct charges of disruptive behavior; discrimination; harassmen; hostile environment; harm; and bullying and cyberbullying. 
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Lebanese prime minister resigns amid protests over deadly blast
Lebanon's prime minister and his entire government stepped down on Monday, following public outrage over the explosions in Beirut that killed at least 160 people last week. But even their resignation didn't put an end to the protests. Imtiaz Tyab reports.
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WSJ pans Trump embrace of 'Barack Obama method' of governing by executive order
President Trump utilized the "Barack Obama method" by extending federal unemployment benefits and instituting a payroll tax holiday through a series of executive orders, the Wall Street Journal editorial board lamented Monday.
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Disney's Hulu Will Stream a Never-Aired 'Black-ish' Episode that Criticizes Trump
Three years ago, ABC shelved an anti-Trump episode of "Black-ish" that network executives deemed was too hot to handle for its harsh criticisms of the president. Now the episode will finally see the light of day on Hulu.
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Video shows Florida cops try to handcuff 8-year-old boy at elementary school
Video emerged on Monday of police officers trying to handcuff an 8-year-old boy at his Florida elementary school during a 2018 arrest. The newly-revealed bodycam footage shows two Key West cops telling the sobbing boy that he’s “going to jail.” One of the officers has the child put his hands up against a filing cabinet...
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One dead in Baltimore gas explosion
A natural gas explosion has leveled three row houses in Baltimore, killing a woman and trapping others. Six people have been seriously injured. (Aug. 10)       
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Mass Chicago looting leaves 13 officers injured, more than 100 arrested
The mayor of Chicago is calling a wave of break-ins and looting overnight "an assault" on her city. More than 100 people were arrested and more than a dozen officers injured in the smash-and-grab spree. Adriana Diaz has the latest.
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Nextdoor founder Nirav Tolia seeks $25 million for San Francisco home
Nextdoor founder Nirav Tolia is asking $25 million for his 104-year-old home in the San Francisco neighborhood of Pacific Heights.
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Police bodycam videos raise questions over George Floyd's treatment in police custody
In Minneapolis, a judge released the full bodycam videos from two former officers charged in the death of George Floyd. The footage raises new and troubling questions about how he was treated in custody. Mola Lenghi reports. (Warning: The video is graphic and disturbing.)
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Morgan Stewart and Jordan McGraw are having a girl
"She may not be great at math but at least we know she’ll be well dressed."
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Coronavirus surging among children, teenagers in California
Coronavirus cases among children and teenagers are surging in California, up 150% last month, a rate that outpaces COVID-19 cases overall and establishes minors as a small but growing share of the state's COVID-19 cases.
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CNN's Diamond: Possible RNC Acceptance Speech at Gettysburg 'Could Be Controversial' Because Trump a 'Defender of Confederate Symbols'
Monday on CNN, network correspondent Jeremy Diamond weighed in on the speculation that President Donald Trump would give his Republican presidential nomination acceptance speech in Gettysburg, PA.
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Biden expected to announce running mate this week
Our new CBS News Battleground Tracker poll shows President Trump trailing Joe Biden by six points in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, two of the key 2016 swing states that helped vault President Trump into the White House. This comes as Biden is expected to announce his pick for a running mate this week. Ed O'Keefe reports.
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Youssef Zalal wants to keep making the most of big opportunities after UFC on ESPN+ 32
Take a look inside Youssef Zalal's win over Peter Barrett at UFC on ESPN+ 32 in Las Vegas.        Related StoriesAfter dominant win, Yana Kunitskaya defends Stoliarenko: I didn't fight a no-nameAdam Borics hopes to revisit Derek Campos booking following Bellator 243 winMatt Frevola vs. Roosevelt Roberts in the works for Sept. 12 UFC event 
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United flight searched in New Jersey after passenger made bomb threat
A New Jersey-bound United Airlines flight was searched after a passenger reportedly made a bomb threat on Sunday.
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Search for survivors after deadly Baltimore gas explosion levels homes
A gas explosion destroys three homes in a Baltimore residential neighborhood, killing at least one person and injuring six others. Kris Van Cleave reports.
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‘Don’t be a dumbass’: Man’s obit comes with grim warning
He was known as a man full of heart and humor, who loved "his middle finger and showing his butt to the world!"
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Public defender: I worked with Kamala Harris. She was the most progressive DA in California.
I grappled with this idea of defending a former prosecutor for a long time, but I have to say what I feel is right to set the record straight on Harris.        
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Wise to the Lies?
Trump hopes voters haven’t figured him out yet.
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Trump defends executive orders to extend financial assistance to Americans amid pandemic
President Trump is defending the executive orders he signed over the weekend and says that they will help out-of-work Americans and others facing financial problems during the pandemic. Weijia Jiang reports.
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Daniel Dae Kim just raised $55,000 for James Hong's Hollywood star. Now it gets harder
Daniel Dae Kim has launched a campaign to recognize actor James Hong on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But raising $55,000 in four days was the easy part.
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Promised electric Citi Bike rollout fizzles
Citi Bike’s fleet of pedal-assist e-bikes has barely grown since its February launch despite a pledge to put “thousands” on city streets by the summer, its parent company admitted on Monday. Lyft now promises only “hundreds” of e-bikes this summer, Gothamist first reported — a marginal increase over the 300 or so currently service. Lyft...
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Kelly Clarkson to replace injured judge Simon Cowell on ‘America’s Got Talent’
Kelly Clarkson is stepping up to the judges' tables and replacing a recuperating Simon Cowell on "American's Got Talent."
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