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Strange new species discovered in Pacific Ocean ‘abyss’
Four new species of single-cell organisms have been discovered in the depths of the Pacific. The single-celled xenophyophores were found by researchers from the U.K.’s National Oceanography Center, the University of Hawaii and the University of Geneva in Switzerland. The species were discovered using an underwater drone in the western Clarion Clipperton Zone, where the...
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Driver charged with murder after hit-and-run box truck rampage
A Bronx man has been hit with murder charges for allegedly stealing a truck in the middle of a delivery Tuesday, then taking it on a rampaging ride that ended in the death of a 25-year-old, authorities said Thursday. Ramon Pena, 37, of Albany Crescent, faces up to 25 years behind bars on charges including...
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NYC schools will reopen in the fall, the mayor says. The governor says not so fast
New York City parents -- the mayor heard you loud and clear.
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Consumers avoiding stores amid COVID surge
A recovery in foot traffic to reopened businesses is starting to reverse as states fail to contain the coronavirus.
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Twins' Trevor May on MLB's return: 'We're all just waiting for bad news'
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Trevor May has opted to participate in the 2020 MLB season amid the coronavirus pandemic, but he has discussed his concerns about baseball coming back in the middle of a health crisis.
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Texas landlords filing for hundreds of illegal evictions
The United States is facing a potential wave of evictions when short-term protections and expanded unemployment benefits expire. Megan Kimble, senior editor of the Texas Observer, joins CBSN to discuss how landlords in Texas are filing hundreds of evictions in violation of the CARES Act.
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Make these DIY star-shaped lanterns
How to make a lovely star-shaped lantern that's both chic and safe       
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Bolton: I'm confused by the White House's confusion
Former national security adviser to President Trump, John Bolton, says that it is hard for him to believe that the President was not informed about intelligence that suggested Russia might be offering bounties to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan.
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Powerful men are scared about what Ghislaine Maxwell will say
Jeffrey Epstein’s victims have another shot at justice. Here’s hoping they get it. Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged child sex trafficker and abuser in league with Epstein, was finally arrested Thursday morning. Her guilt, in the court of public opinion, isn’t in question. The only question is: Will the federal government keep Maxwell alive to stand...
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‘Lenox Hill’ ER doctor says watching COVID episode was ‘surreal’
After the Netflix series “Lenox Hill” released the original eight episodes, the producers went back to film a bonus episode during the COVID-19 pandemic, titled “Pandemic.” The special documented the doctors in March 2020, at the peak of the virus in NYC. Emergency medicine Dr. Mirtha Macri was one of the four doctors featured in...
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Air Force F-22s and F-35s will soon control attack drones from the cockpit
It’s called “weapons forward,” the idea that an airborne fighter jet could control an advancing armed drone traveling into high-threat enemy territory.
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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says he will stop listening to Dr. Fauci
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said this week that he will stop listening to Dr. Anthony Fauci — who he claimed “doesn’t know what he’s talking about” amid a recent uptick in new coronavirus cases in the Lone Star State. “Fauci said today that he’s concerned about states like Texas that skipped over certain things,”...
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'Westworld' creators set to make 'Fallout' Amazon series based on video game franchise
"Westworld" creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are creating a show for Amazon based on the "Fallout" video game franchise, according to a report from Variety.
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Cam Newton’s low-ball Patriots contract is ‘not about money’
Cam Newton doesn’t care about his bare-bones guarantees. The money –- or in the case of his one-year, prove-it contract with the Patriots, the lack thereof — doesn’t matter to him. “It’s not a lot of things money cannot buy. But amongst the top of that list of things, you would find RESPECT as one...
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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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MIT pulls massive AI dataset over racist, misogynistic content
MIT permanently took down its 80 Million Tiny Images dataset—a popular image database used to train machine learning systems to identify people and objects in an environment—because it used a range of racist, misogynistic, and other offensive terms to label photos.
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Best Buy just slashed the prices on a ton of top-rated workout equipment
This workout equipment sale at Best Buy can help you save on the Hyperice Hypervolt, Bowflex treadmills and more—see the details.       
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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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How Lin-Manuel Miranda's revolutionary 'Hamilton' reflects 'a real reckoning' happening in America
The Broadway sensation 'Hamilton' comes to Disney+ Friday, and Lin-Manuel Miranda says his historical musical reflects themes of a tumultuous America.        
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Lin-Manuel Miranda on how 'Hamilton' changed from the Obama to Trump administration
Lin-Manuel Miranda tells USA TODAY's Brian Truitt what resonates with him now about "Hamilton," ahead of the musical's release to Disney+.       
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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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Appeals court sides with publisher for Mary Trump's family tell-all, but hurdles remain
Hurdles remain after a New York appeals court cleared the way for Simon & Schuster to distribute a tell-all book by President Donald Trump's niece.        
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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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