Rep. Jackson Lee claims Biden made 'you ain't black' comment 'in jest', his record on race 'is present'

House Judiciary Committee member Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, dismissed claims Friday that former Vice President Joe Biden was taking the African-American vote for granted or being insensitive when he made controversial remarks on a New York-based radio show.
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NBA Teams Should Be Eliminated From Playoffs If a Single Player Tests Positive For COVID-19, Says Charles Barkley
The NBA season has been suspended since March 11, but teams expect commissioner Adam Silver to green light a return to action at the end of this week.
Michigan Is Running Out of Blood and Cannot Meet Hospital Demand As State Begins to Reopen
The coronavirus outbreak and recent flooding have meant fewer people are providing much-needed donations.
California Man Rescued From Liquid Manure Pond, Immediately Arrested
The suspected drunk driver told officers that he had crashed his vehicle into an "unknown water source" and it was quickly filling up with the liquid.
South Carolina golfer films alligators in brutal fight on golf course
A group of golfers in Hilton Head, S.C., recently filmed what looked like a fight to the death between two massive alligators on a golf course.
Can NASA and Elon Musk lift off?
Wednesday's historic launch from Cape Canaveral would make Musk's SpaceX the first private company to carry people into orbit — and open a new era for America's space program. If it works.
Latin America's largest airline files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
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Prince Charles Hints at Opera Visit With Prince George As He Encourages Grandparents to Introduce Children to Live Arts
The Prince of Wales revealed the perfect age to take grandchildren to their first opera and Prince George is just months away.
Airline resumes flights to Italy (but turns around when airport's shut)
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Michigan Gov. Whitmer's coronavirus lockdown policies too strict for her own husband?
Wuhan performed 6.5 million tests in 9 days, state media reports
The central Chinese city of Wuhan conducted more than 6.5 million novel coronavirus tests in just 9 days, according to state media, a drastic move by authorities to prevent a second wave of infections in the original epicenter of the global pandemic.
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Pakistan's flagship carrier needs a radical overhaul. The Karachi crash is the latest reminder
The crash of Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-8303 was a horrific tragedy. But as with most things in Pakistan, it is also political.
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A white woman has apologized after calling police on a black man and saying 'there's an African American man threatening my life'
A white woman has apologized for calling police on a black man in Central Park on Monday, after the two argued about her unleashed dog.
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WHO warns risk of reigniting coronavirus outbreaks complicating efforts to fend off additional misery: report
The risks of reigniting coronavirus outbreaks are complicating efforts to fend off further misery for the many millions who have lost jobs, with a top health expert warning that the world is still in the midst of a “first wave” of the pandemic.
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Casino king Stanley Ho: the man who built the gambling hub of Macau
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Loyal dog waits at Wuhan hospital for 3 months after owner’s coronavirus death
A devoted coronavirus victim’s dog waited patiently in a Chinese hospital every day for more than three months to be reunited with his beloved owner. Sadly, the pensioner was killed by the bug after just five days at Wuhan Taikang Hospital, say staff. The little dog won the hearts of concerned workers at the hospital...
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Wear gloves, or wash hands to avoid coronavirus?
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As coronavirus deaths near 100,000, Trump makes America exceptional in all the wrong ways
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From a prompt border closure to an early lockdown and large-scale testing, Peru seemed to do everything right in its virus response. But now the country has the second-highest infection rate in Latin America. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
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Brazil travel ban, coronavirus lawsuits, New York Stock Exchange: 5 things you need to know Tuesday
Americans are spending more on groceries, the New York Stock Exchange is reopening its trading floor and more news you need to know Tuesday.       
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Casino Tycoon Stanley Ho, Who Transformed Macau into the ‘Las Vegas of Asia,’ Dies at 98
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A pregnant doctor navigates COVID-19 fight in low income Los Angeles
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Boston man allegedly set American flag on fire, tosses onto police vehicle: report
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China's military promises to uphold 'national sovereignty' as more Hong Kong protests expected
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A WWI memorial in Pittsburgh was vandalized on Memorial Day, police say
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Review: How much screen time is too much? 'Screened Out' wonders and wanders
Documentary on screen addiction could use some focus.
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Masks spark public judgment, ridicule among customers as businesses reopen
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China's military promises to uphold 'national sovereignty' in Hong Kong
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California Houses Of Worship, In-Store Retailers May Reopen
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China's military promises to uphold 'national sovereignty' as more Hong Kong protests expected
China's top military commander in Hong Kong has emphasized the role of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in upholding "national sovereignty" in the city a day ahead of expected anti-government protests.
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Uber lays off 600 people in India as the coronavirus pandemic hurts business
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CDC warns of starving, aggressive rats amid COVID-19 garbage shortage
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Brothers allow black widow to sting them believing they'd turn into Spider-Man: report
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Serial Rapist on Early Release From Prison Is Arrested on New Rape Charge on Resort Island in Greece
He had been convicted in 2012 of raping three female tourists in the same area
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Family of double murder suspect pleads for him to surrender
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Couple with matching wedding date tattoos has nuptials delayed by coronavirus
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Woman placed on leave from work after viral Central Park video
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China-US rivalry likely a 'lose-lose' for both countries: Harvard professor
The growing tension between the U.S. and China could end up being a net loser for both countries, a political science professor from Harvard said.
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Korean prosecutors question Samsung heir in succession-related probe
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Media mogul: Only Trump can save Hong Kong
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Authorities: Bear attacks mountain biker in southern Montana
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Retired U.S. Marine salutes, stands on DC median for 24 hours to raise awareness for veteran suicide
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