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Senior Chinese diplomat urges all sides to ease Gulf region tension

China urges all sides to exercise restraint and ease tension in the Gulf region, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday, amid a standoff between Iran and United States following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
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Depleted Nets signing Jamal Crawford for NBA Orlando restart
The depleted Nets are starting to bring in reinforcements. Brooklyn signed Jamal Crawford on Wednesday, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The team will be without Kevin Durant (Achilles), Kyrie Irving (shoulder), Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan and Taurean Prince — the latter three of whom have tested positive for coronavirus recently — when the NBA...
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Policing’s Big Picture
An investigation into police officer conduct.
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L.A. County records highest daily coronavirus death toll in at least a month
L.A. County records highest daily coronavirus death toll in at least a month
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Supreme Court hands down major decisions on religion and employers
The Supreme Court made multiple rulings on cases dealing with religion and employers. Loyola law professor Jessica Levinson joins Elaine Quijano on CBSN's "Red and Blue" to explain how the Supreme Court's vote will impact access to cost-free birth control and an upcoming case that will determine the fate of President Trump's financial records.
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Trump pushes forward with reopening plans as new book questions his fitness for office
President Trump says he is pressuring governors to open schools this fall. Meanwhile, a new book written by his niece alleges he is psychologically damaged and a threat to the country. CBS News political contributor and Democratic strategist Joel Payne and Republican strategist Joseph Pinion join Elaine Quijano to discuss.
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Chainsmokers to perform drive-in fundraiser in the Hamptons
Get ready to party in the backseat of your Rover.
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Derek Chauvin told George Floyd that it takes ‘a lot of oxygen to talk,’ during arrest
The Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for nearly 8 minutes before he died dismissed his pleas of being unable to breath, saying “it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk,” it was revealed Wednesday. Newly released transcripts of body camera video recordings from two of the cops involved...
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Koreatown restaurant Here's Looking at You will close on Sunday, possibly permanently
Sunday will be the restaurant's last service, one day before its fourth anniversary
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Trump pushes to reopen schools in the fall despite growing coronavirus concerns
President Trump is pushing to reopen schools in the fall despite surging coronavirus cases across the U.S. Several universities are suing the Trump administration over a rule that would force international students to leave the country if in-person classes aren't held. Natalie Brand joined CBSN with the latest from the White House.
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Alexander Hamilton would be a right-leaning Democrat if alive today, historians say
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything — and if Alexander Hamilton were alive today, he would stand politically near the center as a right-leaning Democrat, historians say. “He would be a Ted Kennedy-type of Democrat, not a crazy Bernie Sanders-like socialist,” Thomas DiLorenzo, author of the book “Hamilton’s Curse,” told The Post after...
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Trump: Lopez Obradoro rapport 'against all odds'
U.S. and Mexican businessmen and women joined President Donald Trump and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico for a working dinner at the White House Wednesday. Trump said his relationship with López Obrador was "against all odds." (July 8)       
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Sen. Kennedy bashes BREATHE Act proposed by 'Squad' members as 'effort to compete in the Woke Olympics'
Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., told "The Story" Wednesday that law enforcement reform legislation announced earlier this week by Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass, of Massachusetts "is clearly a serious effort to compete in the Woke Olympics.
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Sylvester Turner becomes latest mayor to step on the national stage by canceling Texas GOP convention
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner thrust himself into the national spotlight Wednesday with his decision to cancel the contract for the Texas Republican Party to hold its state convention in the city.
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Rudy Giuliani called the NYPD on Sacha Baron Cohen over prank interview
“This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit."
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Washington’s football team may at long last get a new name
Owner Daniel Snyder said for years he wouldn’t change it, but he’s reconsidering.
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Summer camps close after Covid-19 outbreaks among campers and staff
A summer camp in Arkansas and another in Missouri have closed down after campers and staff tested positive for Covid-19.
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Seattle driver who allegedly hit 2 protesters, killing 1, charged with felonies
The driver’s lawyer says his client is "very remorseful" and "feels tremendous guilt."
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Trump's threat to defund education adds pressure to schools squeezed by coronavirus
President Donald Trump's threat Wednesday to cut off federal funding for schools if they don't open in the fall is the latest stress for schools already reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Portland police say protests, riots have cost businesses some $23M
Downtown Portland, Ore., businesses have suffered $23 million in damage and lost business amid weeks of nightly chaotic and violent protests, authorities said Wednesday.  
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'Batwoman' casts Javicia Leslie to take over the superhero mantle
Javicia Leslie will be the new series lead on the CW's "Batwoman." She will play Ryan Wilder, who will take over from Kate Kane (Ruby Rose).
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Never Trump’s utterly unprincipled lies
Conservatives have their disagreements with President Trump, even as they continue to support him overwhelmingly for any number of reasons. But a tiny group — a groupuscule, really — of self-styled “true conservatives” would have you believe a large chunk of the GOP is rooting for his Democratic opponents to win. It just so happens...
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Protesters stop sudden eviction of out-of-work NYC tenants
A group of protesters managed to stop what officials called a heartless and illegal eviction of tenants from a Brooklyn residence on Tuesday night. The tenants living in a four-story LGBTQ-friendly home in Crown Heights accused their landlords of arriving unannounced Monday to push them out and move their own family in. They claim the...
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California legislators delay return to Capitol due to coronavirus outbreak
The California Senate joined the Assembly in deciding not to return from its summer recess next week.
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How COVID-19 is transmitted completely upended — here’s what we need to reopen
If you’re working in an office or eating in a restaurant, and someone 30 feet away exhales tiny particles of the coronavirus, those particles can drift and infect you. Picture cigarette smoke wafting across a room. Same thing. The precautions global and federal agencies are advising aren’t good enough. ­Social distancing — keeping six feet...
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July 8 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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This chart should be getting Trump's attention
President Donald Trump has a track record of rewriting reality when it suits him.
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What's on TV Thursday: 'Blindspot'; coronavirus; MLS Soccer
What's on TV Thursday, July 9: "Blindspot"; coronavirus; MLS Soccer; season finale of "In the Dark"; season finale of "Burden of Truth."
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Selena Quintanilla's family takes legal action after Texas man plans Trump event at her statue
A man who put a Trump hat on a Selena statue in Texas faces legal action from the late songstress' family for allegedly using her image for profit.        
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The Ivy League cancels football and all other sports for the fall semester
Don't expect Ivy League sports this fall due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Ivy League Council of Presidents said Wednesday that all fall sports, including football, will not be played at its colleges, to include Harvard, Princeton and Yale.
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It’s Easy to Defend Tammy Duckworth—but Don’t Forget Ilhan Omar
Duckworth wasn’t the only one facing “nativist” attacks in a Fox News segment on Tuesday.
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Fauci "cautiously optimistic" over virus vaccine
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government's leading infectious disease expert, says he is cautiously optimistic a vaccine "with some degree" of effectiveness will be successfully developed by the beginning of 2021. (8 July)       
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Census Bureau Expands Early Door Knocking For Count To 6 More States
Despite the pandemic, Census Bureau officials say they've determined it's safe enough for visits to unresponsive homes in parts of Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington.
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Country band Lady A, previously Lady Antebellum, files lawsuit against blues singer with the same name
Country band Lady A has filed a lawsuit over trademark rights against a blues singer who uses the same name.
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Tom Brady's TB12 empire accepted up to $1 million in PPP loans
Tom Brady’s business venture, TB12 Inc., has apparently experienced hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic and received up to $1 million in federal funding through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
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Ohio State shuts down college sports workouts after receiving results of COVID-19 testing
Seven teams are affected by the shut down: football, men's and women's basketball, field hockey, men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball.        
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California security guard charged with murder after facemask dispute
A California security guard has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting a man dead during a dispute over a facemask. Umeir Hawkins, 32, was working as a guard in a market in Gardena Sunday when he began arguing with Jerry Lewis, 50, after he entered the store without a mask, according to the Los...
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‘Almost Famous’ director Cameron Crowe reveals why Brad Pitt turned down leading role in the film 20 years ago
Brad Pitt almost had a role in one of Hollywood’s most iconic films of the modern era: “Almost Famous.”
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Clippers head to Florida with health and workouts on mind
The Clippers departed L.A. on Wednesday and will begin practice Friday in Florida for the NBA restart with the second-best record in the Western Conference.
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The left goes nuts over liberals who dare to defend free speech
One-hundred fifty luminaries, mostly of the left, signed an impassioned statement against the intolerance of cancel culture — and were promptly targeted by intolerant liberals for cancellation. Liberal culture in 2020 is beyond parody: The maddened mobs that came for the letter writers proved their point instantly and perfectly. “A Letter on Justice and Open...
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Inside a Texas hospital overwhelmed by virus cases
Medical staff at the South Texas Medical System hospital are strained, struggling to treat more than 140 patients with the virus.
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Instead of Juneteenth, honor 13th Amendment as a national holiday
June 19, 1865, did not deliver African Americans from slavery. Dec. 6, 1865, did, writes Robert Hill, a Pittsburgh-based communications consultant.        
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AG William Barr calls unfair policing of black males a ‘widespread phenomenon’
WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday acknowledged a “widespread phenomenon” where communities of color are treated differently by police in the US. “I do think it is a widespread phenomenon that African American males, in particular, are treated with extra suspicion and maybe not given the benefit of the doubt,” Barr told ABC...
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Democratic Senate candidates smash fundraising records in 2nd quarter
Democratic presidential hopefuls are raising record amounts of cash in their bids to unseat Republican Senate incumbents.
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Barbados offering 12-month remote-work stay incentive to attract visitors
Why work from home when you can work from an island?
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Surgeon general says national mask mandate would be too hard to enforce, cause over-policing concerns
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said he doesn’t support a national mandate requiring the use of face coverings in part due to lack of enforcement mechanisms and over-policing concerns. 
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Trump pushes for schools to reopen, calls CDC guidelines "impractical" 
CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and Washington Post politics reporter Eugene Scott join "Red and Blue" to discuss the White House response to the coronavirus pandemic, plans for the Republican National Convention, and Joe Biden's presidential campaign.
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Mariah Carey has finished writing her memoir
“It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir."
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Make Juneteenth a national holiday to mark the continuing revolution for independence
Trump delaying rally makes it seem Juneteenth is someone else's celebration. But all Americans should mark major milestone against slavery: Our view       
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