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Microsoft Flight Simulator's 2020 reboot may be the safest way to fly this year
The rebooted Microsoft Flight Simulator, available August 18, 2020, could be the perfect antidote to airplane cabin withdrawal symptoms for those who've been bumped off their real-world flight plans due to Covid-19
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Search continues after deadly Beirut blast
At least 137 people were killed and 5,000 wounded in a massive explosion that shook Beirut on Tuesday, Follow here for the latest.
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Princess Diana’s bridesmaid says she spent time on Jeffrey Epstein’s island
One of Princess Diana’s bridesmaids has admitted she socialized with Jeffrey Epstein — including at his notorious private island — but says she was “clearly very lucky” she wasn’t molested by the pedophile. Clementine “Clemmie” Hambro, 44, said she flew on Epstein’s private jet twice in 1999 following visits to his New Mexico ranch and...
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‘Big Brother’ premiere reveals rowdy ‘All-Stars’ cast, COVID-19 precautions
“All of this season’s houseguests have been individually quarantined for the past two weeks,” host Julie Chen Moonves assured viewers.
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FBI executed federal search warrant at Jake Paul's home
A law enforcement official confirms to CNN that FBI agents executed a federal search warrant at the Calabasas, California, home of YouTube celebrity Jake Paul.
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Jeff Foxworthy's estate sale at Georgia home includes autographed memorabilia
The veteran stand-up comic and Atlanta native is reportedly downsizing from his 12,000 square foot estate.
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Trump impeachment witness Fiona Hill gets book deal
"There Is Nothing for You Here: Opportunity in an Age of Decline" should be released in late 2021.
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Heroic maid seen on video pulling toddler to safety after Beirut blast
Dramatic video has emerged of a heroic maid grabbing a toddler and rushing the girl to safety after Beirut was rocked by a devastating explosion.
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Girl, man pulled out alive from rubble hours after Beirut explosion
Amid the devastation in Beirut, a young girl was found alive after spending at least 24 hours buried under the debris from this week’s deadly blast in the Lebanese capital, according to a report. The crying child is seen in heart-wrenching video, with her head poking through the rubble as rescuers work feverishly to free...
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Biden announces shake-up to convention as President Trump mulls moving speech to White House
Joe Biden's campaign said Wednesday the former vice president will now accept the Democratic nomination in his home state of Delaware, instead of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The change comes as President Trump mulls accepting his nomination at the White House, despite members of his own party questioning whether that would violate federal law. Ed O'Keefe reports.
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Dodgers' Chris Taylor completes dramatic double play to seal victory vs. Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor called game Wednesday night against the San Diego Padres.
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Oliver Stone says Charlie Sheen ‘had more potential’
“I mean, frankly, he’s wealthy, but I think he had more potential and he didn’t use it," Stone said.
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Minor league baseball team mourns loss of beloved former mascot dog Boomer
The York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League announced the death of Boomer, the minor-league team's beloved former mascot dog.       
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CNN investigates Russia's claim of cutting-edge virus response
CNN gains exclusive access to a new coronavirus testing facility in Moscow, which Russia is promoting as more effective than Western counterparts. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
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19 dead from virus at Texas nursing home; 24 staffers infected
"This harrowing development speaks to the severity of this pandemic," said Yolanda Ford, the mayor of Missouri City, Texas.
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Facebook, Twitter remove Trump posts sharing COVID-19 misinformation
Social media giants Facebook and Twitter have taken action against the president and his campaign after each posted a video of Mr. Trump making false claims about the coronavirus. This is the first time Facebook as ever removed a post from the president's page. Weijia Jiang reports.
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A new study finds that giving kids deworming treatment still benefits them 20 years later
Children take deworming tablets as part of India’s National Deworming Program. | Noah Seelam/AFP via Getty Images Kids who were treated for intestinal worms in 1999 earn far more now than kids who weren’t. In 1998 and 1999, public health workers in Kenya set out to treat children in Kenyan schools for common intestinal parasites, including hookworm, roundworm, whipworm, and schistosomiasis. The parasites, prevalent in poor areas, were affecting kids’ nutrition and health. The hope was thatmass treatment programs might mean a generation of kids could grow up without negative effects from worm infestations. In the years since, deworming campaigns have become a favorite initiative of national governments as well as donors looking to give effectively. Some research suggests that such campaigns may be some of the most important public health interventions in the world. But there has hardly been unanimity on the subject of their efficacy.Studies like the original 2003 paper by development economists Edward Miguel and Michael Kremer of that group of students in Kenya found astounding results from mass deworming campaigns. Students were healthier, stayed in school longer, and earned more money as adults. But otherscriticized that study, and other studies of mass deworming haven’t found results nearly as large. As is the case with lots of other public health interventions, the case for mass deworming has some real evidence behind it, but there are still unanswered questions, and questions where our existing research is frustratingly contradictory. This year, Miguel and Kremer, along with co-authors Joan Hamory, Michael Walker, and Sarah Baird, returned to the original Kenyan sample where they’d first discovered the potentially life-changing impacts of mass deworming campaigns. Following up with the original participants 20 years later, they wanted to answer the question: Are the benefits they initially discovered from childhood deworming treatment — which included more time in school and higher adult incomes — still showing up? In a new paper published in NBER’s working paper series on August 3, they found that they are. “Individuals who received deworming as children experience substantial increases in adult consumption, hourly earnings, nonagricultural employment, and urban residence,” the study concludes. The effects on income and spending are slightly smaller than those observed in a follow-up at the10-year mark, but they’re very notable nonetheless. An extra two or three years of deworming treatments in school translates to 13 percent higher hourly earnings, 14 percent higher consumer spending, and significantly increased odds of working outside of agriculture (in jobs that largely pay better and offer more opportunity for growth). The researchers calculate that the investment in deworming Kenya’s children has so far had a 37 percent annualized rate of return. “What this shows is, even in the very long run, these child health investments have a durable impact on people’s living standards,” author Edward Miguel told me. The results are certainlyeye-popping. Most global poverty interventions, even if they work, don’t produce a 37 percent annualized rate of return that lasts decades (which is perhaps one reason for skepticism about the findings). It’s very rare to do anything in public policy that still has significant effects 20 years later — let alone effects this large. But on the other hand, when interventions do have long-term effects, they tend to be health interventions. Healthier children grow taller, stay in school longer, learn more while they’re in school, and are less likely to be sick as adults. If anything can have a lifelong impact, such interventions in healthcan. The debate over what the Kenya study teaches us about worms This study is the latest contribution in a long-runningdebate in the global public health worldover the effects of deworming campaigns. In 2015, British epidemiologists Alexander Aiken and Calum Davey published a reanalysis of the data from the original Kenya schools and argued that when the data was properly analyzed, “we found little evidence for some previously-reported indirect effects of a deworming intervention. Effects on worm infections, nutritional status, examination performance and school attendance on children in intervention schools were largely unchanged.” Other researchers pushed back. Sure, the first worm study wasn’t perfect — its school assignments werenot quite perfectly random, there were no placebos (meaning students could have behaved differently because they knew they were in the treatment group), and there were some genuine errors in the paper. But its core result was very robust. The children exposed to deworming have since had life outcomes that are measurably a lot better. The reanalysis leaned on statistical techniques that wouldn’t find significant results on this data set even if there were significant results to be found. Kremer and Miguel alsodefended their findings. Deworming “is a highly cost-effective policy with evidence from multiple studies on educational and economic outcomes,” Kremer told my colleague Julia Belluz in 2015. “There is evidence on the long-term educational and economic impact of deworming from a number of other studies: for example, Kevin Croke’s work on Uganda, Owen Ozier’s work on Kenya, and our own long-term follow-up in Kenya.” (Kremer went on to win the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2019.) The new paper adds to that body of evidence. But critics likely stillwon’t be fully satisfied. For instance, they might ask: Ifdeworming had such enormous and profound effects in Kenya, why haven’t similar effects been found elsewhere? “There’ve been some reviews that found modest or no effect,” Miguel agreed. But he argued they were mostly from settings with lower worm prevalence, which would make the effects much harder to detect. “If you just look at the settings where earlier short-run studies were done, and you only look at the studies with at least a prevalence of 20 percent, in the short run there are gains in nutrition,” he told me. “But no one’s taken experimental data with a large sample and seen what happens over time.” And it’s the long-term effects of deworming programs that are most notable and most important. That opens up another question: How does treating intestinal parasites increase income two decades later? Especially when the short-term medical impacts are quite minimal? “The surer we are that the short-term impacts are small, the harder it is to believe that the long-term impacts are big,” David Roodman, writing for GiveWell, summarized this concern in 2016. Some of the effects of deworming come through causing students to stay in school longer, but other research on keeping students in school does not find effects on income of this magnitude 20 years down the line. So if deworming is really creating such large benefits, they likelycan’t just be a consequence of keeping students in school. What might account for the rest of the benefits? One possibility, Miguel told me, was effects on a community from all of its students having stayed in school longer. Students whose school did deworming programs are likely to work in a job they heard about from a school friend, for example. But this, too, can’t account for the full effect size. And students who got worm treatment are now likelier to have left the rural communities they grew up in to live in a big city — perhaps being healthier makes the big risks of moving to a city seem more worthwhile. It would be really valuable to understand how deworming has the effects it does on income, but we may not be able to determine that just from data from trials like this one. “The analysis does not resolve the issue of exactly why and through what channels deworming affected adult outcomes,” the paper acknowledges. It’s hard to tease apart each of the different possible avenues by which deworming might affect people because many of them are related — early boosts in income might lead to longer-lasting boosts in income, for example, as well as lead people to be more likely to migrate, as well as lead them to seek other medical care when needed and be healthier. Then there’s the question of how well the results generalize. Most of the world does not have worm prevalence as high as Kenya did in the late 1990s. So mass deworming will show smaller effects in other communities — and indeed, that’s what studies have found. And even setting aside specific concerns like those, researchers often find that interventions work less well when scaled up and offered in other regions, even when there’s no clear reason why that’d be the case. Questions over deworming remain — but it’s still a good public health bet But even with some questions still unanswered, what evidence we do have suggests that the potential long-term benefits are big enough to make mass deworming programs one of the best bets we know of to improve outcomes for children in poor countries. They’re consistently among the top charities recommended by GiveWell as cost-effective interventions. (GiveWell considers it likely that deworming does much less good in the typical case than the measured results from Kenya, but still considers it a top global health intervention.) No single study will likely ever clear away all of our doubts, but studies can be put together to formulate a best guess. My best guess is that, at least in areas with high worm prevalence, school-wide deworming programs are a very good idea. And policymakers have been taking that very seriously for the last two decades, rolling out large-scale deworming programs that have treated many of the most vulnerable students. “We’ve reached over 78 percent of all vulnerable children at an average cost of 45 cents per child per year,” spokesperson Gabriel Plata of Evidence Action, which runs top deworming nonprofit Deworm the World, said. But the problem is far from solved. “There’s an estimated prevalence of over 800 million people still at risk,” Plata said. And things are getting worse. Schools are canceled throughout much of the world due to the coronavirus, and that means public health interventions that typically happen at schools aren’t happening at all. The new study from Kenya is just our latest reminder that that is an enormous loss, and the children affected may still be disadvantaged from it 20 years later. “Our study suggests that we have to find some way to deliver those services to kids,” Miguel told me, “or else the long-run costs could be really large.” One key takeaway: We don’t have to have settled all the questions about deworming in order to pursue cost-effective deworming programs based on the evidence we do have. There’s still more to learn about deworming. Formulating global public health policy is confusing, difficult, frustrating, and always much easier in hindsight. But it’s also really important. All we can do is keep trying, keep learning, stay curious, and move ahead with our current best guess. 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Pence says Chief Justice John Roberts has been a 'disappointment' to conservatives
Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts "has been a disappointment to conservatives," after Roberts, who was appointed by a Republican president, sided with liberal justices this term in several major cases seen as losses for the Trump administration.
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Some Iowa teachers wrote their own obituaries because they're scared of their governor's school reopening plan
Sarah Backstrom knew this school year was going to be different, even without the Covid-19 pandemic. The veteran teacher moved to Des Moines, Iowa, with her young daughters to teach in a new school district -- but this is the first time she's been scared about returning to the classroom.
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Mississippi reports highest number of COVID-19 cases per capita
Mississippi led the nation in COVID-19 cases per capita Wednesday as the state's largest, most specialized hospital is overrun with patients. In neighboring Louisiana, a community is mourning a 19-year-old college student killed by the virus. David Begnaud reports.
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55 years after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law, advocates continue fight to close registration gap
On the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the United States still faces gaps in registration for voters of color — an issue that has been further exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
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At least one American killed, several injured in Beirut blast
At least one American was killed and several more were injured in the explosion in Beirut that claimed at least 137 lives, the US Embassy said.
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‘Big Bang’ alum Kaley Cuoco talks ‘The Flight Attendant’ drama, ‘raunchy’ Harley Quinn role: ‘It’s enjoyable’
Kaley Cuoco took the patient approach in her return to television after “The Big Bang Theory” ended its 12-season reign last year.
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The world could look very different to investors in three months
As investors carefully scan an uncertain horizon, one thing is clear: The backdrop for markets will look very different in three months' time.
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Eye Opener: Florida becomes second state to pass half a million COVID-19 cases
Florida became the second state to report over 500,000 coronavirus cases as President Trump said the pandemic would just "go away." Also, investigators are looking into possible negligence that could have led to the massive explosion in Beirut. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
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Rep. Brian Mast, combat veteran, on why Biden's foreign policy is 'totally wrong'
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's foreign policy is the "worst thing" that could happen to the economy and the country, Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., told “Fox & Friends” Thursday.
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Kevin Lee tears other ACL, undergoes second knee surgery
Kevin Lee can't seem to catch a break, suffering a torn ACL on his right knee while recovering from surgery on his left one.        Related StoriesMMA rankings report, August 5: Derek Brunson's show of forceZabit Magomedsharipov issues challenge to champ Alexander Volkanovski: 'Let's try new blood'Benson Henderson skeptical of Michael Chandler's 'knockout warrior' self-assessment 
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Editorial: Caving in to car ownership
Editorial Page Editor Sewell Chan had hoped to live in L.A. without a car. But his fealty to mass transit was broken by COVID-19.
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The 25 Scariest Horror Movies on Netflix Now: Can You Handle Them?
Looking for scary movies on Netflix? Check out our list of the best horror movies available to watch on the streaming platform right now.
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Is Halloween canceled? Costumers, candy makers, theme parks face scary realities
Knott's Scary Farm is canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as are other California theme parks' Halloween events.
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Southeast L.A. already faced many ills. Now it's the epicenter of coronavirus
Newest COVID-19 cases surge in poorer, overcrowded areas of L.A. County
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Dodgers prospect Connor Joe eager to resume career after beating cancer
Dodgers minor leaguer Connor Joe beat testicular cancer this summer after learning he had the disease during spring training.
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NBC News and Noticias Telemundo will team on bilingual reports on Latino community
The first joint effort between the two NBCUniversal units gears up to cover Latino stories related to the election and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Rebecca Grant: Truman and Hiroshima 75 years later – here's why he dropped the atomic bomb
This week marks 75 years since a B-29 bomber dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. 
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California's Latinos, Black people feel effects of pandemic most acutely, poll finds
Black and Latino voters, especially those who mostly speak Spanish, are far more likely than white voters to report the virus has had an impact on jobs and health.
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Starter homes for $400,000 in Ventura County
Take a look at starter homes for about $400,000 in Fillmore, Camarillo and Oxnard in Ventura County.
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Economics professor says Wright State won't let him open class critical of Marxism to all students
No other Wright State faculty have been told they can't teach a class because their peers anonymously objected, the professor said.
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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.
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Nintendo profit jumps more than 400% thanks to the Switch and 'Animal Crossing'
Nintendo sales are still soaring.
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Pence blasts Chief Justice Roberts as ‘disappointment to conservatives’
Vice President Pence issued a rare rebuke of Chief Justice John Roberts, calling him a “disappointment to conservatives” over his recent rulings. In an interview with CBN News set to air Thursday, Pence referred to the Supreme Court justice by name while criticizing some of his recent decisions. “Look, we have great respect for the...
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Dr. Fauci: This is a predictor of trouble ahead
Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CNN's John Berman that he agrees with Dr. Deborah Birx's warning about rising coronavirus positivity rates in nine US cities and the central valley of California.
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Eiffel Tower turns out lights in show of solidarity with Beirut
The Eiffel Tower turned off its lights at midnight on August 6 in a show of solidarity with those affected by the huge explosion in Beirut.        
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On This Day: 6 August 1999
A remake of "The Thomas Crown Affair" - starring Pierce Bronan and Rene Russo - was released in the U.S.. (Aug. 6)       
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ShowBiz Minute: Paul, AAFCA, Gomez
FBI agents serve search warrant at the California home of YouTube star Jake Paul; Viola Davis, Sterling K. Brown and LeBron James among honorees at the AAFCA TV Honors later this month; Selena Gomez is taking the heat in the kitchen with new cooking show, "Selena + Chef." (Aug. 6)       
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FULL SHOW 08/05/2020: Pandemic at a crossroads
BNY Mellon's Alicia Levine shares her strategy for your portfolio. Plus, Headspace CEO Rich Pierson on how the meditation app has seen a surge in interest. And Fundstrat's Tom Lee explains why the pandemic is at an important crossroads, with serious implications for sectors and stocks.
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Three teens hopped the wall into Mar-a-Lago after fleeing police. Officers found an AK-47.
The suspects didn't give police any information when questioned about the AK-47, but eventually one of them replied that he had "found it."        
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Rapper Juelz Santana released from prison after 19 months for weapons charge
Rapper Juelz Santana walked free from a federal prison almost seven months shy of a more-than-two year sentence for bringing a gun to Newark Airport.       
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