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Republican-led U.S. Senate probe to hear first testimony on Trump-Russia investigation

A main figure in an investigation of the 2016 Trump presidential campaign's contacts with Russia is due to testify on Wednesday in a politically charged U.S. Senate probe led by a Republican ally of President Donald Trump.
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21 Savage aiming to help kids with financial literacy during quarantine
21 Savage is expanding his mission to help underserved children during the pandemic.
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Lawmakers make push for slavery reparations in wake of George Floyd's death
Legislation by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is gaining steam in the House
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Closing bars to stop coronavirus spread is backed by science
Authorities are closing honky tonks, bars and other drinking establishments in some parts of the U.S. to stem the surge of COVID-19 infections — a move backed by sound science about risk factors that go beyond wearing or not wearing masks. In the words of one study, it comes down to the danger of “heavy...
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Maine Fireworks Businesses Struggle As Public Displays Are Canceled
Pyrotechnics companies are struggling to make ends meet during what is usually their peak season. One company has seen more than 90% of its contracts dry up due to the pandemic.
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Duckworth vows to block over 1,000 military confirmations until Pentagon proves Vindman will be promoted
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., on Thursday announced her intention to block Senate confirmation for 1,123 senior U.S. Armed Forces promotions until Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirms he will not block the "expected and deserved" promotion of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. 
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Ghislaine Maxwell was hiding out in a luxury home with ‘total privacy’
Ghislaine Maxwell was hiding out in a luxury home on a 156-acre estate in New Hampshire — where she fled to a bedroom when the feds rang the bell at the gate ahead of her arrest, The Post has learned. Maxwell, 58, bought the spread in the tiny town of Bradford in an all-cash deal...
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CNN anchor fails to push back after professor dubs Trump 'terrorist-in-chief,' cites 'freedom of opinion'
Cal State Los Angeles professor Melina Abdullah urged Americans to call President Trump a "terrorist-in-chief" during an appearance on CNN Wednesday, arguing that he is "the embodiment of white supremacist terrorism."
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Department of Defense to conduct flyover of New York City for 4th of July
The Department of Defense will conduct a flyover of New York City on July 4 to “recognize the role of the city in the birth of this great nation,” the Pentagon said Thursday.
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Native tribal leaders are calling for the removal of Mount Rushmore
The chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is calling for the removal of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, arguing that it is carved in an area that is considered sacred land to Natives.
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Video shows Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman driving off in $150K Kevlar Jeep
Aroldis Chapman is officially in possession of his new ride. Video obtained by The Post shows the Yankees closer driving off Tuesday night after picking up his custom six-wheel, Kevlar-lined Jeep. The car, which cost the 32-year-old $150,000, was made by South Florida Jeeps in Fort Lauderdale. “The thing is an absolute monster,” Joe Ghattas,...
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Mount Rushmore hasn't had fireworks for more than a decade because it's very dangerous. Here's why
President Trump is planning to head to South Dakota on Friday for an early Fourth of July celebration. The function will include a fireworks show over Mount Rushmore, which has not been done in a decade.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The F**k It List’ on Netflix, a Tone Deaf Blend of Teen Comedy and Coming-of-Age Drama
Who's up for the story of a rich kid who screws up royally but has a big pile of privilege to fall back on?
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Jada Pinkett Smith using family drama to promote Facebook show
“There’s some healing that needs to happen,” she tweeted, “so I’m bringing myself to the Red Table.”
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Theragun Mini discounted $25 for 4th Of July sale
Theragun is rolling out a major deal on its popular Theragun mini right in time for the 4th of July. For a limited time, you can get the Theragun mini for $25 off. The mini is pocket-sized and just what you need for a relaxing muscle massage while you’re on the go. It features three-speed...
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Amid Virus Fears And Protests, Firearm Background Checks Hit All-Time High
The FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System set a record in June with 3.9 million background checks. The previous record of 3.7 million background checks was set in March.
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Novak Djokovic, wife test negative for COVID-19 following canceled charity tennis tour
Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena have tested negative for coronavirus more than a week after the World No. 1 was slammed for hosting a charity tournament where he and three other players contracted the disease. 
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Dan Snyder, Redskins face mounting pressure to change name
Once again, pressure is mounting for owner Daniel Snyder to change the Redskins’ name. This time, it is coming from investment firms and shareholders tied to the team’s sponsors and local politicians. If Snyder doesn’t make the change, he could stand to lose sponsors such as Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo. He also wouldn’t be able...
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Watch the 'Queer Eye' team give the Flyers' mascot a makeover
Netflix released a mini-episode of reality show 'Queer Eye' featuring hockey team Philadelphia Flyers' mascot, Gritty.
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Close-in air attacks still needed despite new ‘Stand-off’ weapons tech
It’s called “Direct Attack”, or the ability of a stealth bomber to penetrate heavily defended enemy territory and drop bunker-busting weapons, hit moving targets, pinpoint small targets for close-in destruction and carry larger amounts of smaller-bombs for what’s called “Stand-in” attack. 
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Biden surpasses Trump in June fundraising
Joe Biden's surge in fundraising comes amid dismal poll ratings for President Trump.
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Watch: McConnell says Democrats are 'threatening' institutions, declaring 'war on the rulebook itself'
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on the Senate floor Thursday tore into Democrats for allegedly "threatening" the courts, the Senate and other "governing institutions" to get their way on policy. 
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Black Facebook employee and two job applicants file EEOC complaint alleging discrimination
One current Facebook manager and two job applicants have filed a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that Facebook has "a general policy of discrimination against Black applicants and workers, including in hiring, evaluations, promotions, and pay."
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SAG Awards postponed until March 2021 over coronavirus concerns
The 2021 Screen Actor’s Guild Awards (SAG Awards) has been postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus.
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Scalise urges Clyburn to withdraw probe into implementation of PPP at big banks
The top Republican on the House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis is urging committee Chairman James Clyburn to withdraw his investigation into the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program at large banks, as the Trump administration has agreed to provide the information that panel Democrats requested.
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Nick Cordero's wife says he may need a double lung transplant to recover from coronavirus
Nick Cordero would likely need a double lung transplant to heal the damage he's suffered from complications of Covid-19.
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Customers not ready to return to restaurants, despite reopening: study
Maybe getting a reservation won’t be so hard after all.
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'Ghostbusters' star Ernie Hudson talks about his role being cut, whether race played a factor
Ernie Hudson got candid about his role in the original “Ghostbusters” films being cut down and whether or not he thinks race played a factor. 
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Rep. McCaul admits Trump 'did deserve, probably' to know about Russian bounty intelligence
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, told "America's Newsroom" Thursday that President Trump "did deserve, probably, to know" about intelligence that Russian officials had paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants in exchange for the deaths of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
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Child care is essential to reopening the economy
Nita M. Lowey and Richard E. Neal write that they introduced the the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act for child care providers struggling financially from coronavirus, for families who need to return to work while ensuring their children are well-cared for, and for the US economy, which depends on a fully engaged workforce and strong investments in our future through quality early childhood education.
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Trump's approach to the presidency: Ignore the challenges and embrace the easy
It is notoriously difficult being president.
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Hugh Downs: The veteran broadcaster's life and career in pictures
Hugh Downs, the former anchor of NBC's "Today" show and co-host of ABC's "20/20," died on July 1 at age 99.        
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What to know about Independence Day celebrations at Mount Rushmore, in Washington, DC
Here’s what to know about the 4th of July celebrations.
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Cam Newton says it's 'not about money' after details of 'low-risk' contract emerge
Cam Newton wasted no time in addressing critics on Thursday after the details of his “low risk” one-year contract with the New England Patriots emerged.
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These noise-canceling Sony headphones are nearly $100 off—but not for long
This Best Buy Deal of the Day on the Sony WH-CH700N headphones is your chance to get a top-rated pair of noise-canceling headphones for less.       
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Pelicans' Zion Williamson masked has NBA world in frenzy
New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation Zion Williamson already looks ready to be in game shape when the NBA restarts later this month.
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Sheriff warns protesters he will deputize gun owners
A Florida sheriff is warning protesters that he will deputize lawful gun owners to quell protests that turn violent in his county.
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Walmart to turn 160 parking lots into drive-in movie theaters in August
Movie-goers who miss the experience of heading to theaters have a new option for the summer.       
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Boeing to stop making 747 jumbo jet: report
Boeing is pulling the plug on its 747 jumbo jet, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. The 747 democratized global air travel in the 1970s but fell behind modern twin-engine passenger jets. The last 747-8 will roll out of a Seattle area factory in about two years, according to the Bloomberg report. The news didn’t seem...
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Anthony Davis confident Lakers can pick up where they left off
Despite the uncertainty of playing in a bubble when the NBA season resumes, Lakers forward Anthony Davis is confident the team can continue its title run.
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81 People Killed During Protests Over Murder Of Ethiopian Musician
At least 81 people in Ethiopia have been killed in massive protests that erupted following the killing of musician and activist Hachalu Hundessa. The 34 year-old singer—a prominent figure of the Oromo ethnic group—was shot dead while driving to Addis Ababa on June 29. The motive for his death remains unknown. In the days following…
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$1 billion shortfall, furloughs could bring US immigration system to a halt
The federal agency responsible for granting citizenship, providing immigration benefits, and processing visa applications is bracing to furlough over 13,000 employees next month -- a move that could grind the US immigration system to a halt.
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Opinion: Like Muhammad Ali, Maya Moore was willing to sacrifice her career for what's right
Jonathan Irons was 18 when he was sentenced to 50 years in prison for a burglary and shooting. He served more than 22 years before conviction vacated       
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'John Lewis: Good Trouble': 5 lessons from the documentary that still apply today
John Lewis' film centers around his contributions to the civil rights movement, but the social issues he battled are more relevant now than ever.        
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‘Warrior Nun’ on Netflix: Showrunner Simon Barry Explains that Cliffhanger Ending
Say your prayers that Netflix orders Warrior Nun Season 2 because we need more stat!
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Amanda Kloots has been told four times that Nick Cordero won't survive: 'But he has'
Fitness instructor Amanda Kloots updated Gayle King on her husband, Broadway star Nick Cordero, who's been in the ICU for about 90 days as he battles COVID-19.
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Former GOP candidate Herman Cain hospitalized with COVID-19
Cain attended President Trump's June 20 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was photographed not wearing a mask.
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Partygoers at center of coronavirus cluster to cooperate after threats of hefty fines
Money talks. Rockland County’s threats of hefty fines in order to force a group of partygoers to cooperate with health officials trying to contain a coronavirus cluster has worked as the socializers have now bowed down and complied with local contact tracers. The county, north of New York City, warned Wednesday of $2,000 daily fines...
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What America needs to do if we are to beat this pandemic
Sir Mark Lowcock, the top UN official for humanitarian response, writes that the US needs to step up with leadership and money if the world is to successfully confront Covid-19
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