Quebec Bans Religious Symbols in Some Public Sector Jobs

A bill banning some public employees in Quebec from wearing religious symbols like head scarves, skullcaps, turbans and crosses has passed despite concerns about civil liberties.
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Zack Wheeler shows Mets what they’re missing by stifling Yankees
PHILADELPHIA — So far, Zack Wheeler is matching the market he was able to enjoy. Even after neutralizing one of the industry’s best offenses, however, and even with his former employers down in the dumps, the right-hander passed on the opportunity to boast, exhibiting more discretion than the Mets displayed when they passed on him...
Red Bull heir arrested in Thailand (2012)
The grandson of the creator of Red Bull energy drink is arrested after a hit-and-run crash that leaves an officer dead.
NY man arrested on new federal charge of destruction of police vehicle after similar state charges
A Brooklyn man accused of cutting the brake line of a marked NYPD vehicle more than two weeks ago is now facing a federal charge for his alleged role in the incident.
Jets’ Avery Williamson doesn’t think NFL can pull off full season
Consider Jets linebacker Avery Williamson one of the skeptics about the NFL’s ability to pull off a full season. “There’s a lot of guys in this league and a lot of guys do stupid stuff,” Williamson said via Zoom on Wednesday. “I feel like it’s going to be tough for guys to do the right...
Maryland gov's coronavirus 'failure' on nursing-home inspections draws WH heat
The Trump administration criticized Maryland Gov. Larry Logan in a letter Wednesday for missing a federally mandated deadline related to coronavirus inspections on its more than 200 nursing homes statewide.
It's a teachable moment for Jo Adell in Angels' loss to Mariners
The Angels fall to the Seattle Mariners in a slugfest 7-6.
Amazon delivery worker caught defecating in woman’s garden
An Amazon delivery worker who really “needed to go” was reportedly caught defecating in a woman’s garden before delivering a package to her neighbor. Sharon Smith, 53, a counselor for England’s National Health Service, told The Sun that she spotted the worker going to the bathroom on her property in the village of Nuthall on...
Pence rips Chief Justice Roberts in interview, calls him ‘disappointment to conservatives’
In a television interview scheduled to air Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence tears into U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, calling him a “disappointment to conservatives.”
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Deutsche Bank turned over Trump financial documents to New York prosecutors
NEW YORK — The New York prosecutor who has been fighting, unsuccessfully so far, to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns had better luck last year getting a bank to turn over his financial records. The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance sent a subpoena last year to Deutsche Bank as part of...
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Virus lockdown for world's rarest wild pigs
Pygmy hogs - the world's smallest and rarest wild pig - are under a virus lockdown. Not because of the coronavirus, but because of the first outbreak of African Swine Fever in India. (Aug. 6)       
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The Lebanese economy was already in free fall. Then the blast hit
The port of Beirut, where the massive explosion occurred, is the main hub for imports-dependent Lebanon. The effect of the blast will be another heavy blow to the country's already crippling economy. CNN's Nina Dos Santos reports.
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Minnesota activist argues 'defund the police' about 'equal treatment,' not dismantling law enforcement
"We're not asking for the police to be completely abolished," Minneapolis activist Raeisha Williams told "The Story" Wednesday in an effort to explain her call for "defunding" the police. "What we're asking for is equal treatment."
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'Big Brother: All-Stars' premiere: Who's in the cast, who's HOH and what went wrong on live TV
"Big Brother: All-Stars" kicked off on Wednesday in a live two-hour premiere that saw the cast revealed, along with a cutthroat competition.        
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Three teens arrested after illegally entering Mar-a-Lago with AK-47 in backpack
Three 15-year-old boys in Florida are reportedly in custody after inadvertently trespassing on Mar-a-Lago property while carrying an AK-47 as they tried to flee the police. The bizarre scene unfolded Friday around midnight when Palm Beach police noticed the teenagers parked in a Hyundai on a road about two miles from President Trump’s club, the...
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Ex-NSC spokesman Michael Anton describes Beirut explosion as 'accident waiting to happen'
If Tuesday's massive explosion in Beirut was an accident -- as authorities claim --- "it was an accident waiting to happen," former Trump national security spokesman Michael Anton told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Wednesday.
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Grammy-winning producer Detail arrested on 15 sexual assault charges
A Grammy-winning music producer known as Detail has been arrested on 15 sexual assault charges and five additional felony assault-related charges, authorities said Wednesday.
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LeBron James Says He Doesn’t Care if Trump Shuns N.B.A. Over Protests
“The game will go on without his eyes on it,” James, the Los Angeles Lakers star, said after President Trump said he turns off games when players kneel during the national anthem.
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Florida crane accident leaves 2 workers impaled, total of 5 hospitalized: reports
At least five workers were hospitalized Wednesday after a crane carrying a heavy load of rebar at a Miami construction site suddenly malfunctioned and fell toward the ground, causing the steel bars to impale two of the workers, according to multiple reports.
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Michael Cohen has job offer to be a political consultant, lawyer says
President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer has been offered work as a consultant and to make media appearances for a political action committee, his lawyer said Wednesday. Michael Cohen hopes to accept the offer to work on the committee’s behalf, attorney Danya Perry told U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein in a letter aimed at...
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The dramatic change that would save baseball: 7-inning games
PHILADELPHIA — Sure, had the Yankees received six more outs with which to work early Wednesday evening, they very well might have completed their coup against Joe Girardi’s shaky Phillies bullpen. They just had to settle for saving the sport of baseball. Say it with me, everyone: seven-inning games! The Yankees’ first doubleheader of seven-inning...
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Judge Andrew Napolitano: Unlawful federal spying on journalists in Portland should cost officials their jobs
The feds were spying on journalists who were in the crowds of protesters reporting on what they observed.
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Facebook and Twitter removed a Trump video for Covid misinfo — and it revealed something about Fox News
Facebook and Twitter took action against President Trump and his campaign Wednesday night over a video posted in which he falsely claimed that children are "almost immune" to the coronavirus.
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Karl Rove slams Clyburn, media over 'ridiculous' suggestion Trump won't leave office after election loss
The suggestion that President Trump will "barricade himself in the West Wing" if he loses his bid for reelection is "ridiculous" and "absurd," Fox News contributor Karl Rove said Wednesday on "Hannity."
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LeBron could "care less" if Trump chooses not to watch NBA games
SportsPulse: LeBron James addressed Donald Trump's recent comments in which he calls NBA players 'disgraceful' for kneeling during the anthem and claims he turns off the games.        
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Nets walloped by Celtics a day after huge upset of Bucks
The Nets followed the biggest NBA upset of the last 27 years by giving up the second-most regulation points in team history. All those good vibes the Nets had after Tuesday’s win over Milwaukee got flushed a day later with this humbling loss to Boston. The Nets got crushed 149-115 by the Celtics on Wednesday...
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Dodgers out slug Padres to win high scoring affair
The Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 7-6 in the series finale on Wednesday in San Diego.
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China ramps up testing to 4.8 million tests per day
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Tear gas use is up despite lack of oversight
The use of tear gas to control crowds has soared in recent years. But researchers say most of what we know about its health effects is based on old data, and that there is no meaningful oversight. (Aug. 6)       
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COVID-19 creativity: Artists paint behind glass at gallery under NYC’s High Line
The High Line Nine, a rectangular building nestled under the High Line in Chelsea that houses nine art galleries, was gearing up for a busy year before the pandemic. “We had a full traditional exhibition schedule for the fall,” said High Line Nine manager Christina Maxwell. “We had a full house with typical art galleries,...
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Heather Mac Donald claims YouTube pulled policing speech because it didn't say 'America is endemically racist'
YouTube briefly removed video of an address on policing by author and Manhattan Institute fellow Heather Mac Donald last week because it went against the narrative that police are "engaged in wanton racist violence against Black men," Mac Donald charged on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday.
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Sturgis motorcycle rally expected to draw 250,000 to South Dakota amid pandemic
A massive 10-day motorcycle rally in South Dakota begins Friday and is expected to draw up to 250,000 tourists, pitting local businesses who rely on the event to stay afloat against citizens concerned about a coronavirus outbreak. The 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in a town of 7,000 residents could mark the largest...
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As some states reopen, others shutter amid outbreaks, forecasting July payrolls is guessing game
With some states reopening and others closing again, forecasting whether the U.S. gained or lost lots of jobs in July has become a guessing game      
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August 5 coronavirus news
The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.
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FBI searches California home of YouTube star Jake Paul
Misdemeanor charges against Paul stemming from a June incident in Arizona were dropped, but police said they may refile pending the outcome of a federal investigation.
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Sally Yates threw 'radioactive' Comey 'under the bus' at Senate hearing, Graham says
Former FBI Director James Comey has become "radioactive" as more details about his actions during the Russia investigation become public, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. told "Hannity" on Wednesday.
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FBI catches man 46 years after he escaped from prison
Luis Archuleta had been living in hiding in New Mexico.
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Lake of the Ozarks mayor defends crowds after town catches heat — again
Pandemic at the disco? Viral videos of packed partying underway at waterfront clubs in Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks led to a spike in tourism amid the coronavirus crisis — but not in new cases, according to a local mayor. “You just think about what this has done for our economy and you just go,...
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LeBron James says NBA community isn't sad about losing President Donald Trump's viewership
LeBron James said the NBA community probably doesn't care about losing viewership of President Donald Trump after protesting racial inequality.       
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Reese Witherspoon, Viola Davis, more celebs share memes to show how they're managing 2020
Stars are creating memes of themselves as a way to show their monthly moods in 2020. Reese Witherspoon went from "Legally Blonde" to "Wild" this year.        
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California legislative leaders ask courts to keep coronavirus eviction ban in place
California's legislative leaders want more time before a state court-imposed eviction ban is lifted amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Telemundo layoffs hit journalist María Celeste Arrarás, KVEA anchor Ana Patricia Candiani in L.A.
NBCUniversal has been cutting staff at its traditional channels as it shifts focus to new streaming service Peacock.
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Millennials are snatching up ‘cheap old houses’ via Instagram
One cost as little as $18,5000.
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Tony Finau hopes to show he can close with PGA Championship win
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Salads sold at Walmart, Kroger, H-E-B with recalled onions included in new USDA public health alert
Some Walmart, Kroger and H-E-B salads are part of a new health alert because they contain recalled onions that maybe contaminated with Salmonella.      
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KT McFarland dismisses Yates claim Obama, Biden never directed Russia investigation: 'Somebody did'
Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates' claim that former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden or National Security Adviser Susan Rice "did not in any way attempt to direct or influence" the Russia investigation doesn't hold up, former Deputy National Security Adviser KT McFarland told "The Story" Wednesday.
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Arizona veteran Ervin Julian -- carried to seat at Trump rally -- dead at 100: report
Ervin Julian, a World War II veteran from Arizona who became a viral sensation after he was carried to his seat during a rally for President Trump in Phoenix last February, has died, according to a report.
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Survivors Mark 75th Anniversary of World’s First Atomic Attack
The dwindling witnesses to the world’s first atomic bombing marked its 75th anniversary
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Chris Cuomo: Life is pain management
As his 50th birthday approaches, CNN's Chris Cuomo discusses the importance of managing the pain in life.
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