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NASA to remove offensive names from planets and other heavenly bodies
Political correctness has now expanded to space, where NASA says planets, galaxies and other heavenly bodies will no longer be referred to by “offensive” nicknames. In a press release Thursday, the space agency said that all planets and heavenly bodies will be referred only to by their scientific names,  the Houston Chronicle reported. Under the...
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Tiger Woods still has hope after making PGA Championship cut
SAN FRANCISCO — Tiger Woods had an afternoon of angst Friday as he battled to make the cut at the PGA Championship. Woods was 1-under par and seemingly safely inside the 1-over-par cut line as he reached the 13th tee. But he bogeyed 13 and 15 to fall to 1-over, suddenly residing on the cutline...
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Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands to hundreds of people sickened in 43 states
A salmonella outbreak caused by onions is expanding and has infected 640 people from 43 states. At least 85 of them have been hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
WTT coronavirus protocol success provides hope for US Open
The final tally at the month-long, nine-team World Team Tennis event staged in a bubble at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia was 66-love. “Love” is the zero amount of coronavirus positives during the 66-match event from the group of 150 players, coaches and WTT personnel on hand inside the Greenbrier bubble. The nine-team event...
Killer cop Amanda Guyger’s lawyers appeal sentence for Botham Jean murder
Amber Guyger, the ex-Dallas cop who was convicted in October of murdering her unarmed black neighbor, Botham Jean, is appealing her ten-year prison sentence. Guyger has claimed she fired in self-defense in 2018, when she pushed open door to Jean’s apartment — one floor above her own — in the mistaken belief it was her...
AJ Agazarm claims judging bias in loss to Cris Lencioni, wants result overturned
A.J. Agazarm leveled accusations of bias against judge Douglas Crosby, the only judge to give him a round in his unanimous decision loss to Cris Lencioni.        Related StoriesBellator 243 results: Michael Chandler scores stunning first-round KO of Benson HendersonBellator 243 results: Timothy Johnson finishes Matt Mitrione in dominant first roundBellator 243 results: Myles Jury's late surge earns decision over Georgi Karakhanyan 
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A Seattle artist draws portraits of refugees to illustrate the struggles of immigrating to America
When Aimee Ingabire stepped off the plane with her mother, taking her first steps on American soil after a 32-hour journey from the Republic of Congo, she knew her life had changed forever.
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Angels rookie Jo Adell requires your fantasy baseball patience
Imagine a time when you were able to go to your favorite restaurant. Let’s imagine a time when the wait staff didn’t wear masks, distance between tables wasn’t being measured and you could have as many people, from any state or country, gathered without thinking twice. Now imagine you ordered a roasted chicken for the...
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Biden gaffes ignored by MSNBC's primetime shows for 3 straight nights
The new round of controversial gaffes from presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden -- including his comparison of the nation's African-American and Latino communities -- went completely unmentioned by MSNBC's primetime hosts for three nights in a row. 
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Canada’s last intact ice sheet collapses into Arctic ocean
Canada’s last intact ice sheet has fractured, with a massive section that’s bigger than the island of Manhattan collapsing into the ocean, the Canadian Ice Service announced. More than 40 percent of the Milne Ice Shelf, at the edge of Ellesmere Island, has now fallen victim to Arctic waters that have warmed at twice the...
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6 Maryland football players opt out of fall season, including last year's starting quarterback
University of Maryland head football coach Mike Locksley announced Friday that six players are opting out of the 2020 season, including last year's starting quarterback.
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Corey Seager sustains injury in Dodgers' victory over Giants
Corey Seager made an early exit in the Dodgers' 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants after sustaining "low back discomfort" while diving for a ball.
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Sabrina Ionescu-less Liberty capture first win
BRADENTON, Fla. — Amanda Zahui B. scored 14 points with 14 rebounds, Kia Nurse scored 17 points and the New York Liberty, who played again without Sabrina Ionescu (ankle), gave head coach Walt Hopkins his first career win with a 74-66 victory over the Washington Mystics on Friday night. The Liberty (1-5) shot their way...
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US appeals court denies bid to resurrect Bundy standoff case
A U.S. appeals court refused Thursday to resurrect the criminal case against states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy, family members and others stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents trying to round up Bundy cattle near the family ranch in Nevada.
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Joe Maddon slow to use the hook on Griffin Canning in Angels' loss to Rangers
Mike Trout hits a home run on his birthday, but a tough game for starting pitcher Griffin Canning hurts the Angels in a 4-3 loss to the Texas Rangers.
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Remains of 7 Marines, 1 sailor recovered off California after training mishap
The remains of seven U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy sailor – who went missing July 30 after a training mishap off the coast of California – have been recovered, Marine Corps officials said Friday night.
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Trump campaign spokeswoman calls Biden 'an empty vessel filled by the radicals' in Democratic Party
The Democrats' presumptive nomination of Joe Biden shows the party has no new ideas and needs "a vessel for the radical social agenda," Trump campaign press communications director Erin Perrine told "Hannity" Friday.
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Colorado State halts football activities after allegations of racism and verbal abuse
Colorado State University has paused all football-related activities indefinitely, the school's director of athletics said, after learning of racism and verbal abuse allegations from within the Rams' athletic administration and in the football program.
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Listen: This Episode Has Not Been Peer-Reviewed
News of scientific developments now reaches a much wider audience in this pandemic. But not all science news is created equal, and the difference between a meaningful study and a meaningless one is often distinguished only through terms many Americans aren’t familiar with. (What exactly is a “double-blind” study and why does that matter?)On this episode of the podcast Social Distance, James Hamblin explains to Katherine Wells how a scientific study works and how to read scientific news. Hamblin also explains how this kind of public interest in early science is changing the discipline itselfThey’re also joined by staff writer Ed Yong to discuss how American healthcare needs to change to beat the coronavirus. Read his new cover story here.Listen to their conversation here:Subscribe to Social Distance on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or another podcast platform to receive new episodes as soon as they’re published.Here is a sample of their conversation with Ed Yong, edited for length and clarity:Katherine Wells: I’ve been trying to follow studies about treatments and about the vaccine. It feels like we’re all hanging on every tiny medical development, but it feels like the reason we’re doing that is because we’ve accepted that the coronavirus is now basically endemic in the US. We’re so far past containing it that we’re having to pin our hopes on miracle drugs or a sort of miracle medical solution to what began as a social problem.Ed Yong: The only thing I would push back gently on is that this is a recent thing. I think it’s actually our default posture. I think that people do gravitate towards these biomedical solutions. There’s this sort of techno-utopian view that more research and some kind of highfalutin development is going to address problems. But in many ways, these advances are kind of sticking customs that don’t address the foundational rot that has allowed lots of marginalized groups from black people to indigenous people to disabled and elderly and poor people to be disproportionately hit. That can be solved through social interventions: things like universal healthcare, things like sick pay for all. It’s not rocket science. Those are measures that you could put in and that wouldn’t have to wait for something biomedical. But we look for that silver bullet because I think it’s almost easier. It absolves us of responsibility for looking deeply at the systemic underpinnings of these crises and trying to actually fix them.I write about this in the big piece: this miniscule fraction, 2.5 percent of America’s health-care spending is on public health. What we’re doing is we’re spending huge amounts of money to treat people who are already sick and almost no money on preventing them from falling sick in the first place, which, when you think about it, is ludicrous. The entire point of health care is to maintain health for as long as possible. And the best way to do that is through prevention. That’s what public health is. It is the world of things like sanitation, of vaccination, of testing and tracing and isolating.Wells: But sanitation and prevention is boring. And like getting in a crisis and then having to solve it and the hero comes to save the day with some sort of innovation is exciting.Yong: I mean, yes, I actually think that’s true. Public-health people lament this all the time: public health is distinctly not sexy. And it’s especially not that when it works. I think it’s the problem. When public health works, all that you see is the miracle of a normal, healthy day. It’s only when it doesn’t work, when everything goes to pot, that you realize just what you are missing.It’s really hard to internalize that. People take their health for granted. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that so much of our fiction involve stories of like people doing stupid things and a hero comes in and saves the day. Just stop people from doing the stupid things in the first place.Wells: But then you’re being a buzzkill.James Hamblin: Nanny state ... socialists ... taking away my soda ...Yong: … strapping a seatbelt on you whilst pulling that cigarette out of your mouth.Hamblin: These are the things I was thinking about when I was sitting in a radiology reading room, reading C.T. scans and MRIs. I just felt like I really wasn’t helping with the problems. And then I stopped doing that, and I went and studied public health and got into writing about this stuff. And I feel like it quickly becomes political. It’s hard to advocate for these things without sounding like it’s aligning with certain political incentives, even if your actual incentive is really just to keep people healthy.Yong: I think a lot of this does boil down to your values and how you see the world. Now, I would argue that acting in the collective good and looking after other people who are not you is a moral choice. And I think that the extreme opposite of that: this sort of rugged individualism, this neoliberal attitude of every person for themselves, if you get sick, it’s your own fault, is not only wrong, but counterproductive. It creates a lot of the conditions that allow this virus to spread.Other people can feel free to disagree with that, but I think that is the right analysis given this problem. That being said, let’s remember that, in the main, people have taken public-health actions that they were totally unfamiliar with, like social distancing and wearing a mask, to a degree that I really did not anticipate. These things are not universal, but there’s certainly much more common place given that they did not really exist in this country before this year.Now, imagine what people could have done and what people might be doing if these measures hadn’t been so highly politicized. If the president hadn’t turned them into yet another front on this ridiculous culture war. I think we would be in a much better place.
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Haotong Li is surprise PGA Championship leader after scorching round
SAN FRANCISCO — Haotong Li is known for a few things. Being in contention at major championships isn’t one of them. This despite the fact that the 25-year-old Chinese golfer scorched TPC Harding Park in Friday’s second round of the PGA Championship to take a one-shot lead into the weekend. Li followed his opening-round 67...
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Lorenzo Soria, president of Hollywood Foreign Press Association, dead at 68
Lorenzo Soria, the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — which runs the Golden Globe Awards — died Friday at his Los Angeles home, a family member told Variety. A cause of death was not disclosed, the outlet reported. The Argentina-born Soria was half-way through his latest three-year term as president; he had served...
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Are Sixers bracing for worst-case scenario with Ben Simmons' injury? Brett Brown says no
The Sixers are unsure how long Ben Simmons will be out with an injured knee, but they're confident they can overcome his absence, no matter how long.        
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Newt Gingrich claims Biden's 'embrace' of China 'dictatorship' should shock Americans
American voters should closely examine presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his "embrace" of China, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told "The Ingraham Angle" Friday.
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Japan records largest single-day spike in cases
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Georgia’s youngest COVID-19 death is 7-year-old with no underlying conditions
A seven-year-old boy with no underlying conditions became Georgia’s youngest coronavirus death, officials said. The child fell ill after attending a Savannah church where he was in contact with two elderly residents who also were infected and died from the virus, the local NBC affiliate reported. “This child’s death is absolutely tragic, and we are...
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The NCAA's FCS playoffs will not happen this fall after two more conferences postpone football
The College Football Playoff, which crowns a champion at college football's highest level, is still on as scheduled. But with the Covid-19 pandemic, more of the fall football season is getting wiped out -- and possibly will be moved to the spring.
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Susan Rice Sells Netflix Shares as Biden VP Pick Speculation Heats Up
Former Obama national security advisor Susan Rice has sold a large chunk of her Netflix shares as speculation rises that she is a top contender to be Joe Biden's vice presidential running mate. Rice has served as a Netflix board member since 2018.
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Jerry Falwell Jr. to take an indefinite leave of absence
Jerry Falwell Jr., the controversial president and chancellor of Liberty University, agreed to take an "indefinite leave of absence" from his role, according to a statement Friday from the evangelical Christian university. CNN's Tom Foreman reports this comes after a strange vacation photo drew sharp criticism.
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Bellator 243 results: Michael Chandler scores stunning first-round KO of Benson Henderson
Michael Chandler had exactly the type of performance a fighter about to enter free agency would want to have Friday night.        Related StoriesBellator 243 results: Timothy Johnson finishes Matt Mitrione in dominant first roundBellator 243 results: Myles Jury's late surge earns decision over Georgi KarakhanyanVideo: Valerie Loureda breaks out the dance moves after Bellator 243 victory 
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Laura Ingraham warns Biden presidency would put 'China first, America last'
A November victory for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would be a "huge win" for China and a "huge loss" for American workers, Laura Ingraham said Friday on "The Ingraham Angle."
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August 7 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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NHL stars Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid going home after qualifying round upsets
The Canadiens and Blackhawks, who wouldn't have made the playoffs under normal circumstances, knock out Penguins and Oilers in four games.        
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Senators press Trump administration on pair of Planned Parenthood controversies
More than two dozen U.S. senators asked the Justice Department Friday to expand its investigation into Planned Parenthood Federation of America's (PPFA) fetal tissue practices, the latest effort to push the DOJ about an investigation it has mostly kept under wraps since 2017.
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Kanye West Falls 1,300 Signatures Short of Making Illinois 2020 Election Ballot
Illinois officials announced on Friday that rapper Kanye West fell 1,300 signatures short on his bid to be included in the 2020 election.
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California colleges can reopen with a ton of restrictions, limited dorms, online classes
California colleges can reopen this fall with limited in-person classes and greatly reduced dorm life, state public health officials said Friday as they issued long-awaited guidance for how campuses can operate amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.
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Trump: A lot of good things happened today. Otherwise I wouldn't have a press conference
President Trump walked out minutes before he was scheduled to hold a news conference at his Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey, and spoke to supporters who were already in the room. CNN's Jeremy Diamond explains.
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Reporter booed at Trump press conference after asking about masks
A reporter was booed by attendees at President Trump's news conference at his Bedminster golf club when Trump was asked why people in the room were not following New Jersey's coronavirus guidelines.
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Maher, Begala clash on Clinton's alleged visit to Epstein's 'sex island': 'Look, it's possible!'
"Real Time" host Bill Maher had an awkward exchange with CNN commentator Paul Begala on Friday night, confronting him about his former boss Bill Clinton and the former president's ties to deceased sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein. 
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260 students and 8 teachers quarantined in Georgia school district after first week of school
At least 260 students and eight teachers from a suburban school district in Atlanta, Georgia, were quarantined after multiple students and teachers tested positive for Covid-19 during the first week of school.
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Bellator 243 results: Timothy Johnson finishes Matt Mitrione in dominant first round
Timothy Johnson made it two straight first-round stoppage as his Bellator career picks up steam.        Related StoriesBellator 243 results: Myles Jury's late surge earns decision over Georgi KarakhanyanVideo: Valerie Loureda breaks out the dance moves after Bellator 243 victoryBellator 243 results: Valerie Loureda remains undefeated, stops Tara Graff with huge right 
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Police unions slam NYPD retreat in standoff at home of cop-assault suspect
City police unions slammed the Police Department for retreating from an hours-long standoff at the home of a Black Lives Matter organizer accused of assaulting a cop. Dozens of NYPD officers, some wearing tactical gear, stormed the Hell’s Kitchen home of Derrick Ingram, Friday morning around 7 a.m. — only to retreat six hours later...
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Matt Schlapp, Charlie Hurt ask, 'Who's going to be in charge of the White House' if Biden falters
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has embraced a "socialist agenda," American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp said Friday on "Hannity," adding he was concerned with who would be aiding Biden if he was elected president.
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Hernández: Target of Tyler Skaggs' indictment is Eric Kay, but 'others' are most troubling
The word 'others' is an ominous presence in the Tyler Skaggs indictment, indicating the probe could go well beyond former Angels employee Eric Kay.
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These are the problems with Covid-19 testing accuracy
CNN's Randi Kaye reports on the problems with the rapid coronavirus testing and what contributes to the inaccurate results.
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Mets flop vs. severely-depleted, surging Marlins
More than a decade has passed since the Marlins had a winning season. They’ve spent the past two years buried at the bottom of the National League. They have the second-smallest payroll in the league. They endured a COVID-19 outbreak, afflicting 18 players, suspending their season for eight days and keeping them from home since...
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Democrats, Republicans can’t reach last-minute agreement for COVID-19 aid
WASHINGTON — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefits and further damage for an economy pummeled by the still-raging coronavirus. President Donald...
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Bellator 243 results: Myles Jury's late surge earns decision over Georgi Karakhanyan
Myles Jury's efforts in the closing minutes of a tight fight earned him his second straight victory.        Related StoriesVideo: Valerie Loureda breaks out the dance moves after Bellator 243 victoryBellator 243 results: Valerie Loureda remains undefeated, stops Tara Graff with huge right4 burning questions heading into Bellator 243 
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Pro-life activist lauds Kanye West's views on abortion: 'He's saying something that is true'
Rapper and presidential candidate Kanye West's views on abortion should not be easily dismissed, pro-life activist Lila Rose told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Friday.
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