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Shane Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

The long-awaited return of the British Open to Northern Ireland ended with Shane Lowry keeping the silver claret jug on the Emerald Isle.
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From sea to mountain, how an explosion devastated Beirut
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Party houses defying COVID-19 orders may have utilities shut off, mayor says
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday that he will be authorizing the city to shut off water and power in cases where residents host large, illegal gatherings.
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Pam Anderson’s ex Jon Peters allegedly spotted on SeekingArrangement.com
The user has "diamond member" status on the "sugar baby" site, which costs $250 per month.
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Biden won't be traveling to Milwaukee for convention
"I think it's the right thing to do," Biden said Wednesday. "I've wanted to set an example as to how we should respond individually to this crisis."
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Facebook removes Trump post for first time citing coronavirus misinformation rules; Twitter also clamps down
Facebook and Twitter are both taking action after saying a video shared by President Trump contains misinformation about the coronavirus.
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Rep. Clyburn warns US lacks plan to stop virus
Rep. James Clyburn said the COVID-19 crisis is much worse than the 2008 Great Recession. That's because the U.S. is without a national strategy to contain the coronavirus, he told The Associated Press in a "Newsmakers" interview. (Aug. 5)       
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Marc Thiessen: Standoff over coronavirus unemployment stimulus shows Dems 'think they lose' with compromise
Congressional Democrats' complaints about the expiration of federal unemployment assistance are entirely political, former George W. Bush speechwriter and Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen has charged.
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El consejo de Magic Johnson para los beisbolistas durante el brote de coronavirus: "No puedes ser egoísta"
Magic Johnson sabe de cambios de hábitos para poder vivir a través de un virus como atleta
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Mets clip Nationals as Rick Porcello steps up
WASHINGTON — The battle between 2016 Cy Young-award winners ended with one injured and the other in control. If you guessed Rick Porcello as the injured, given the Mets’ health misfortunes this week and Max Scherzer’s ability to dominate, wrong answer. In the kind of performance the team envisioned when it gave Porcello a one-year...
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North Carolina Will Pause Further Reopening Until September To Start The School Year
Gov. Roy Cooper said on Wednesday the state will stay in Phase 2 of its Safer at Home plan for five more weeks as students return to school, saying "now is the time to double down on safety measures."
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Migos member Takeoff sued for alleged rape at LA house party
The alleged incident occurred June 22 at an Encino house party.
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Jussie Smollett's sister, Jurnee, says brother's scandal has been 'f--king painful'
Jussie Smollett's sister, Jurnee, has addressed her brother's scandal for the first time.
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Woman arrested for defacing Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower
The Black Lives Matter mural outside of Trump Tower has been defaced yet again — just days after it was cleaned from a previous act of vandalism. Guilet Dita Germanotta, 39, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly throwing blue paint across the giant yellow lettering that the city has painted across the block of Fifth...
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USC's Chase Williams says he's willing to boycott season if safety measures aren't met
USC defensive back Chase Williams says he's willing to boycott the season if safety measures aren't strengthened. But he's hoping it doesn't come to that.
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Washington state backs online learning amid virus
Gov. Jay Inslee says schools in the majority of Washington's counties should strongly consider online-only learning for students this fall due to COVID-19 and canceling or postponing sports and all other in-person extracurricular activities. (August 5)       
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Las Vegas home comes with a 15,000-square-foot underground bomb shelter
Around 166 miles away from where the atomic bomb was tested in Nevada is an unassuming multimillion-dollar home that is equipped with a 15,000-square-foot underground bunker, and it’s up for sale now.
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Texas cancer researcher murdered on her daily jog, suspect in custody
A cancer researcher and mother-of-two who emigrated to Texas from India was reportedly murdered on her daily jog Saturday morning. Sarmistha Sen, 43, was found dead by a passerby at about 7 a.m. near a creek along the Chisholm Trail in the city of Plano, Fox 4 reported, citing police. Police did not reveal the...
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Trump tops Biden as both tout large July fundraising hauls
President Trump’s re-election campaign says that it and the Republican National Committee (RNC) and their joint fundraising committees combined brought in an eye-popping $165 million in contributions last month.
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Texas Tech AD meets with players after report on abuse in women's basketball program
AD Kirby Hocutt said Wednesday night he met with Texas Tech women's basketball players after a USA TODAY Sports investigation into the program.        
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Migos rapper Takeoff accused of sexual assault at June house party in L.A. civil lawsuit
Takeoff, a rapper with the hip-hop group Migos, has been accused of rape at a June party according to a civil lawsuit filed in L.A. Superior Court.        
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Twitter temporarily restricted Trump campaign's ability to tweet over false Covid-19 claims
Twitter said on Wednesday it had restricted President Donald Trump's campaign from tweeting after its account shared a video containing false claims about the coronavirus.
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This week's 'smooth' primaries almost felt normal. Here's why.
Primary elections across the country this week almost felt normal, for a change.
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Great-grandmother sues Disney World over 'humiliating' CBD oil arrest
A great-grandmother is reportedly suing Disney World after she was arrested for having CBD oil in her bag.
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Ben Shapiro praises NJ gym owners who 'destroyed' 'ignorant' Chris Cuomo in heated CNN interview
CNN primetime host Chris Cuomo was rhetorically "destroyed" by a pair of New Jersey gym owners during a wild interview, Ben Shapiro said Wednesday.
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Jake Paul raid in connection with Scottsdale investigation, feds say, as firearms reportedly seized from home
Details regarding the Wednesday morning FBI raid of YouTube star Jake Paul's Calabasas home have surfaced.
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Facebook, Twitter take action against Trump over coronavirus post
Facebook deleted a post by President Trump for the first time on Wednesday, saying it violated a policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus, and Twitter restricted his campaign’s access to their platform The post included a video of the president saying that children are “almost immune from Covid-19” during an interview on Fox News...
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AP Top Stories August 5 P
Here's the latest for Tuesday August 5th: Trump and Biden will give virtual acceptance speeches; US officials dispute Trump's claim that Beirut was attacked; Virginia first to roll out pandemic app; New Guinea a biodiversity hotspot for plants.       
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Giants will need more of this Markus Golden creativity
For Joe Judge to achieve even a measure of success this season for the Giants, there will have to be more — much more — of what went down to bring Markus Golden back into the fold. There are ways to secure players. Throw money at them. Slap them with the franchise tag. Keep their...
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The Asian American voters who could help Trump win a second term
Baoky Vu writes that with election day quickly approaching, there's one voting bloc that President Trump can rely on: Vietnamese Americans. While younger generations have been abandoning the GOP, a recent survey finds that older generations are among the President's most loyal voters.
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The Asian American voters who could help Trump win a second term
With Elections Day less than 100 days away, and President Donald Trump underwater in national polling averages, he is once again relying on his mastery of sowing discord to divide the nation and to distract the American public from his irresponsible leadership throughout this pandemic.
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Facebook Removes Trump Post Over False Claim About Children And COVID-19
The social network said the president's false claims that children are "almost immune" from COVID-19 violated its policy on coronavirus misinformation.
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NBA owners commit $300 million to new foundation dedicated to economic empowerment in Black community
NBA's Board of Governors announced $300M commitment to new foundation "dedicated to creating greater economic empowerment in the Black community."        
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Democrats refuse to condemn Antifa in domestic terrorism hearing, Andy Ngo says
Tensions ran high at a Senate hearing on Antifa on Tuesday as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, blasted Democrats for not condemning the leftist extremist group more directly for the violence that has erupted in certain U.S. cities in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.
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School district faces more child victims act lawsuits
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Couple indicted for stealing 100K from local HOA
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Woman's remains found in plastic container
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Facebook removes video of Trump over false COVID-19 claims
A recent study from South Korea showed children ages 10-19 can spread the coronavirus at least as well as adults can.
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Collin Morikawa takes aim at next prize: PGA Championship
It's been a straight path for Collin Morikawa, from college standout at California and the game's No. 1-ranked amateur to the rarefied air of golf's elite.
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Facebook took down a Trump post for the first time 
Facebook has taken down a Trump post for containing harmful misinformation about Covid-19 and children. | Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Trump’s false claims about Covid-19 and children are harmful misinformation, according to Facebook’s policies. Facebook has taken down a post by President Trump containing false statements about children’s susceptibility to Covid-19. It’s the first time the company has enforced its rules that ban harmful speech on one of Trump’s posts. The post that Facebook removed is a Fox video clip in which Trump makes an incorrect statement, saying that children are “almost immune” to Covid-19. That isn’t true; children are not immune to the virus. Trump posted the clip on his personal Facebook account. Facebook said it’s taking down the video because it violates its policy against spreading harmful misinformation about Covid-19. It’s the latest development in the ongoing debate about whether Facebook should more strictly police false statements made by politicians like Trump on its platform. Until now, the company has largely held off on moderating political speech because Facebook says it aims to be an open platform for communication rather than an “arbiter of truth.” But Facebook has taken a hard line on Covid-19 misinformation since the beginning of the pandemic — and Trump’s post crossed that line. “This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation,” a spokesperson for Facebook said in a statement to Recode. While researchers think the harmful effects of Covid-19 are less severe for children than for adults, kids can still get the disease (hundreds of children at a summer camp in Georgia recently became infected with Covid-19), and some children have died from it. Scientists are also still trying to understand the long-term effects of the disease, even in patients who have milder cases. In President Trump’s statements on Fox, he falsely claimed, “If you look at children, children are almost — and I would almost say definitely — but almost immune from this disease.” He added, “I don’t know how you feel about it, but they [children] have much stronger immune systems than we do somehow for this. They do it. They don’t have a problem.” On Twitter, Trump posted the same Fox News clip, which was originally posted by the @TeamTrump campaign account. But by Wednesday evening, a spokesperson for Twitter told Recode that the video violated its rules on Covid-19 misinformation, and that the account owner (in this case, @TeamTrump) will be required to remove the tweet before they can post again. The spokesperson said this was not a suspension. Twitter has blocked the post from view in the meantime. For years, Trump has made false claims on Facebook — in recent months he has made incorrect statements about topics such as mail-in voting and Joe Biden’s platform on policing. Independent fact-checkers which are part of Facebook’s fact-checking network have flagged these posts as incorrect on their own sites, but Facebook has not labeled them as such on its platform because its rules exempt politicians from being fact-checked. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly said that he does not want his company to be an “arbiter of truth” — and that the company does not fact-check political speech. By contrast, in May, Twitter started fact-checking some of Trump’s posts, such as when it labelled posts in which he made false claims about mail-in voting in California, as “misleading,” and directed users to accurate information about vote-by-mail. Facebook has faced increasing criticism from leading Democratic politicians, disinformation experts, civil rights organizations, and even some its own employees for not enforcing its own policies when Trump uses its platform to spread misinformation, or when it didn’t moderate a “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” post he shared in response to Black Lives Matter protests in late May. The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. When it comes to political ads on its platform, which are distinct from ads, Facebook has moderated Trump before on a few occasions. In June, Facebook took down a Trump campaign ad that displayed Nazi insignia. And in March, Facebook took down another Trump ad which contained a link to a Trump campaign survey that was marketed as a link to the US census. And the company has labeled (but not fact-checked) some of Trump’s posts on his personal page containing false statements about voting by adding links to these posts that share voter information. The company, as a policy, adds these labels to all posts about voting in the 2020 US presidential election, regardless of their veracity or who posts them. But this is the first time time the company has actually taken down one of Trump’s posts — which is sure to anger Republicans, some of whom have long complained of alleged (and unproven) anti-conservative bias on social media platforms, despite the success of many leading conservatives like Trump on the platform to date.
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Best friends, married for 35 years, die from coronavirus just 11 days apart
Keith and Gwendolyn Robinson, of California, were just like Noah and Allie from the famous Nicholas Sparks romance novel-turned-movie "The Notebook," according to their son.
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Alex Munoz ready to impress on debut at UFC on ESPN+ 32: 'You're going to see a complete fighter'
Alex Munoz may be drawing a stern test against Nasrat Haqparast in his UFC debut, but he's confident he can capitalize on the opportunity.       Related StoriesUFC 252 adds Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel to preliminary card lineupAfter successful lightweight debut at DWCS 27, Uros Medic still trying to figure out how his body worksBellator 243's Sabah Homasi relieved to learn relatives safe in Beirut explosion 
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Heartstopping video shows Lebanese bride posing for shoot moments before massive explosion rocked capital
A stunning video recorded Tuesday captures a Lebanese bride in Beirut moments before a massive explosion that killed 135 people and injured thousands of others.
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Lebanese bride happy to be alive after blast cuts short wedding video
BEIRUT – Radiant in a long white gown and veil, 29-year-old Lebanese bride Israa Seblani stands smiling and posing for her wedding video. The scene is shattered by a deafening roar, and a powerful shockwave nearly blows her off her feet. The dramatic footage captured the moment when a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital...
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FBI says thieves stole safe full of prescription narcotics from Cleveland CVS during George Floyd riots
Investigators in Cleveland are on the hunt for a group of men seen in surveillance images allegedly swiping a safe full of prescription drugs from a CVS Pharmacy during rioting in the city on May 30.
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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Blasts 'House Parties,' Will Cut Water and Power to 'Super-Spreaders'
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti blasted house parties on Wednesday, saying that he would instruct city officials to cut off water and power to properties where "flagrant violations" of social distancing rules have taken place in recent days.
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