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Pound engulfed by 'perfect storm', plunges to 27-month low vs dollar

Sterling plunged to a 27-month low against the dollar on Tuesday (July 16) and hit new six-month lows versus the euro as the two candidates to be Britain's next prime minister vied to take the hardest Brexit stance. David Pollard reports.
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Driver of stolen car fleeing police crashes into occupied MTA bus
The driver of a stolen vehicle fleeing from police in Brooklyn Thursday night slammed into an MTA bus — injuring nine of its passengers and the driver, authorities said. The chain of events that led up to the wild crash unfolded about 6 p.m. when police saw a tan Toyota Highlander with three men inside...
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Opinion: In Trumpian times, Israel and a Gulf State find common ground
The UAE--Israel announcement reflects a "rare coincidence of interests," Aaron David Miller writes
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Islanders’ power play remains a problem
The Islanders’ power play went just 4-for-16 during the play-in series against the Panthers and its struggles have spilled over into the first round against the Capitals. Going 0-for-3 on the power play Wednesday, the Islanders generated just five shots with the man-advantage. “I think we had five chances on our power plays, we had...
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NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches on
The NCAA called off fall championship events — a move Thursday that does not affect major college football — because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball during the first semester.
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Evacuations ordered in Skyline fire near Corona in Riverside County
Officials have ordered evacuations as a vegetation fire burns near the city of Corona in Riverside County.
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What happens when California eviction moratoriums expire? Ask our reporters
Join us Wednesday, August 18, for a live video event with L.A. Times reporters Liam Dillon and Andrew Khouri, along with columnist Erika Smith. They'll answer your questions about covering evictions.
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New Fox News Poll Shows Biden Leading Trump in Presidential Election by 7 Points
Participants in the poll also said that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would do a better job handling police and criminal justice issues than President Donald Trump.
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Barr teases Friday 'development' in Durham probe, says investigation won't be 'dictated to' by election
There will be "a development" Friday in Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the orgins of the Russia investigation, Attorney General William Barr told Fox News' Sean Hannity in an exclusive interview Thursday. 
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Salt Lake City police officer ordered his K9 to bite a Black man's leg repeatedly, lawyers say, and now it may need to be amputated
A man's leg may need to be amputated after the Salt Lake City Police Department allegedly used excessive force against him by ordering a police dog to bite the man repeatedly, leaving him severely injured.
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NYC teen set on fire was dating alleged killer’s 14-year-old sister
The teenager stabbed and set on fire in the Bronx had recently been dating his alleged killer’s 14-year-old sister, law enforcement sources and the family said Thursday. Adones Betances — who lives about five blocks from alleged victim Winston Ortiz, 18 — was enraged by the age gap between the two, the sources said. He’s...
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Ghislaine Maxwell being locked up in isolation for own safety, feds say
Ghislaine Maxwell is being held in isolation from other inmates in a Brookly Federal jail for her own safety and the “orderly” function of the facility, federal prosecutors argued Thursday. The British socialite, 58, earlier this week petitioned to be released into the general population at the Metropolitan Detention Center. She whined in court documents...
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Here's what it takes to bring a Covid-19 vaccine to the masses in under a year
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Oregon State Police to no longer protect federal courthouse at the center of riots
The Oregon State Police (OSP) will no longer be safeguarding the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse, located in downtown Portland, Ore., and the site of frequent rioting, a police official announced Thursday.
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Tucker slams Democrats, media for their silence as residents flee America's cities in droves
Political leaders in America's cities have abandoned the citizens they swore to protect and left them at the mercy of violent actors, Tucker Carlson said Thursday.
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Trump and first lady request mail-in ballots despite attacks
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have requested mail-in ballots for Florida's primary election on Tuesday, according to Palm Beach County records, despite the President's frequent attacks on voting by mail.
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‘Ticking time bomb’: Toxic lead paint found in 900 NYC classrooms
More than 900 city classrooms repeatedly tested positive for lead paint over the past five years — amounting to what one expert calls a “ticking time bomb” that’s waiting to poison kids. A classroom at PS 188 The Island School in Manhattan’s Alphabet City neighborhood racked up the highest number of positive tests — 178...
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James Carafano: Israel-UAE agreement shows Trump’s Middle East policy succeeding
Thursday’s announcement of a “historic peace agreement” between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is more evidence that President Trump is the first president in a long time to get U.S. Middle East policy more right than wrong.
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Israel and UAE peace deal is vindication for Trump: Goodwin
Now we’re talking the Art of the Deal! While it is not unusual in political circles to describe something as an historic breakthrough, it is unusual when the term is justified. Yet that is the right way to describe the three-way agreement announced Thursday by the Trump White House, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates....
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This startup wants to turn Dubai's desert into farmland
With its new technology, Desert Control can grow watermelons in the sand.
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Sanders rips Trump for opposing Postal Service funding: 'He's going to do everything he can to suppress the vote'
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday warned Americans that President Donald Trump is "going to do everything he can to suppress the vote" in a searing response to Trump's opposition to much-needed funding for the US Postal Service.
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David Peterson’s shoulder issue reason for early Mets exit
David Peterson was sitting at 74 pitches when the fifth inning concluded Thursday and had mowed through the Nationals lineup. But his day was finished. The Mets rookie, dealing with shoulder fatigue, was removed and watched the bullpen protect the lead for his third victory in four starts. “It’s just a matter of trying to...
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Tokyo has a drive-in haunted house. And it's terrifying
A Japanese company has created an experience that follows social distancing guidelines yet remains absolutely terrifying -- a drive-in haunted house.
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Tokyo has a drive-in haunted house. And it's terrifying
We can all agree that screaming is a pivotal part of a great haunted house experience.
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Kroger Recalls These Cheese Dips Because of Possible Salmonella, FDA Says
The cheese dips are believed to contain possibly contaminated onions from California involved in a recent outbreak.
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Sabrina Ionescu-less Liberty battle but fall to the Fever
BRADENTON, Fla. — Tiffany Mitchell scored 19 points, Kelsey Mitchell made a long 3-pointer with 29.8 seconds left, and the Indiana Fever beat the New York Liberty 86-79 on Thursday night. Kelsey Mitchell had 13 points in the first half and didn’t score again until her 3-pointer gave Indiana an 82-77 lead in the closing...
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US confiscates Iranian fuel from four tankers, official says
The Trump administration has successfully seized Iranian fuel from four tankers sailing to Venezuela, a senior U.S. official confirmed for Fox News Thursday evening, increasing their “maximum pressure campaign” against Tehran.
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Dr. Scott Atlas responds to CNN anchor after Trump taps him as new coronavirus adviser
The mainstream media is saying things that are "completely contrary to the data" when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, new White House adviser Dr. Scott Atlas told " "The Story." Thursday.
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Fortnite maker sues Apple and Google after app booted from stores
The suits come in response to Apple and Google blocking the game after Epic introduced a direct payment system for its users, effectively shutting out the tech titans from collecting fees.
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California waiter shocked by $1G tip from viral Venmo challenge
Peter Murray was working at Lucille’s Smokehouse in Concord, California, when he received the $1,000 tip from Brian Murphy who was participating in something called the “Venmo Challenge.”
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DJ LeMahieu proving to be Yankees’ biggest difference maker
They have lost Giancarlo Stanton for who knows how long due a problem with a hamstring that supports a ripped upper body. Aaron Judge, who led the AL in homers with nine and RBIs with 20 going into Thursday’s action, missed Wednesday’s game due to lower-body tightness. Aaron Boone was hopeful he would get Judge...
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Mourners gather in Soweto to celebrate Nelson Mandela's life
CBS News Correspondent Debora Patta joins UTTM from Johannesburg to discuss the memorial service taking place at FNB stadium for Nelson Mandela.
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North Korean leader ousts confidant
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un just got rid of one of the highest ranking members of his inner circle, his uncle. Seth Doane reports.
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Commemorating Nelson Mandela: Presidents, kings, citizens gather for memorial
The memorial service for Nelson Mandela features tributes by some of the anti-apartheid icon's family members and foreign leaders, including President Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro, and the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker reports from inside the memorial at FNB stadium in Soweto Township near Johannesburg.
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Amy Schumer says she 'can't be pregnant ever again,' has 'thought about a surrogate'
Pregnancy was tough on Amy Schumer, so she's taking precautions.
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Miocic, Cormier face off for first time before trilogy bout
Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier are chomping at the bit to settle their trilogy, as was evident during Thursday's UFC 252 news conference.      
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Dolly Parton makes rare political statement in support of Black Lives Matter
"Of course black lives matter. Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!"
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American Airlines CEO on merger and future of industry
American Airlines is now the largest airline in the world, following its merger with U.S. Airways. Manuel Bojorquez sat down with the company's new leader to look at the future and what it means for passengers.
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Nelson Mandela's unlikely friendship in prison
When Christo Brand became a guard at Robben Island, he was told he'd be guarding the worst of the worst. But he came to know Nelson Mandela as a kindly gentleman and the prison peacemaker. Bill Whitaker reports.
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New cancer treatment uses patient's cells to attack disease
An experimental gene therapy treatment has shown promise in the fight against leukemia, and doctors will soon start using the sophisticated immunotherapy in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Dr. Jon LaPook spoke with one patient who is cancer free after living with the disease for 14 years.
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World leaders travel to South Africa for Nelson Mandela memorial
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to South Africa Monday, alongside former President George W. Bush and his wife and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. As many as 100 world leaders are expected at the first event in a week-long commemoration of Nelson Mandela. Mark Phillips reports.
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Kenya elephant population has more than doubled in last three decades, officials say
Kenya’s elephant population has doubled in the last three decades, in part due to a crackdown on poachers and ivory smugglers, authorities announced at an event marking World Elephant Day Wednesday.
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Tech giants say government surveillance going too far
Facebook, Google, Yahoo and others said in an open letter to the president and Congress that the National Security Agency's surveillance program "undermines the freedoms we all cherish." Bob Orr reports on ways the tech companies are fighting back against government surveillance.
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Winter storm set to slam the Northeast
Portions of the Northeast are expecting their second wave of wintry weather Tuesday morning with snow predicted from Washington to Boston. CBS Chicago station WBBM's meteorologist Megan Glaros tracks the storm.
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Thousands come together to remember Nelson Mandela
As Nelson Mandela's memorial service is broadcasted around the world, thousands have gathered in South Africa to watch at public gatherings. CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips reports from Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa.
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Sullenberger: "Pilot must always be mentally engaged"
The National Transportation Safety Board is opening hearings into whether airline pilots are being lulled into crashes by cockpit computers. CBS News aviation and safety expert Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, a former U.S. Airways captain, says pilots must have a deep understanding of the airplane and all its systems. Scott Pelley reports.
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Hand Sanitizers Made in Texas, 3 Other States Now on FDA's Do-Not-Use List
Hand sanitizers made in these four states, plus China, have been added to the list of "do-not-use" hand sanitizers that is now at more than 150, the FDA says.
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East Coast braces for another blast of wintry weather
The storm that stretched across the East Coast has moved out, leaving power outages, icy roads and hundreds of flight cancellations in its wake. Forecasters have predicted another storm will hit the Mid-Atlantic on Tuesday, bringing with it several more inches of snow. Jeff Pegues reports.
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Doctors should be cautious when prescribing addictive pills, ACP reports
The American College of Physicians issued new guidelines Monday to better educate both physicians and patients on the dangers of prescription drug addiction. CBS News' Alison Harmelin reports.
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