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Texas man sentenced to prison for stalking Taylor Swift

A federal judge has sentenced an Austin, Texas, man to 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to stalking and sending threatening letters and emails to pop star Taylor Swift’s former record label.
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AP Analysis: Contentious clashes fill debate
The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was acrimonious from beginning to end. (Sept. 30)       
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Covid-19 cases surged among college-aged people just as universities reopened, studies say
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Scientists Say They Know Why Killer Whales Are Attacking Boats Off the Coast of Spain
After reviewing footage of the attacks, researchers found two of the orcas involved were seriously injured.
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Senate on track to vote on stopgap bill to prevent shutdown ahead of midnight deadline
The Senate is on track to vote Wednesday to approve a stopgap spending bill in order to avert a government shutdown just hours before a midnight deadline when funding is set to expire.
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Trump, Biden get nasty in first presidential debate
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House GOP China task force releases report on combating Chinese Communist Party: 'The U.S. must act decisively'
House Republicans Wednesday will release the results of their monthslong probe into the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and how the U.S. can turnaround a "failed" engagement strategy that has put Americans' safety and prosperity at risk. 
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'Boys in the Band' cast says gay slurs hurtful, but necessary for authenticity
Revisiting Mart Crowley's seminal 1968 play "The Boys in the Band" in a new movie adaptation gives Netflix audiences a glimpse into early struggles of the gay community and the offensive, hurtful language of the era. (Sept. 30)       
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Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in October 2020
Those looking for a family-friendly Halloween show can stream “Bug Diaries Halloween Special.”
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Seventeen weeks of protest end with no Breonna Taylor charges. Where do they go from here?
They chanted, "arrest the cops" for more than 100 days but did not receive the decision they wanted. Still, protests continue in Louisville streets.        
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's memorial marks a moment in history for women
Generations of women paid tribute to the justice, who was the first woman to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol.        
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More city dwellers embracing camping, outdoors with mixed results
Camping converts say that the hassles are worth it.
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Trump Derails First Presidential Debate With Biden, And 5 Other Takeaways
The president ran roughshod over the debate moderator, his Democratic opponent Joe Biden — and crossed many lines in the process.
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Juggling Financial Stress And Caregiving, Parents Are 'Very Not OK' In The Pandemic
The pandemic economy is squeezing families with kids: 74% of those earning less than $100,000 report serious financial woes, in an NPR poll. Experts worry about lasting impacts on kids' mental health.
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The Bottom Line on Trump’s Taxes
This election may be existential to the president’s business. That's a huge problem.
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Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a blue streak
A British zoo has had to separate five foul-mouthed parrots who keepers say were encouraging each other to swear
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September ends with heat wave in the West
Heat, fires, smoke and drought to end September 2020 for the West as portions of the upper Great Lakes prepare for near freezing temperatures for early October.. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the forecast
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Man charged with attempted murder after attacking two Los Angeles police officers
A 29-year-old man is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly entered the Harbor Police Station in San Pedro, California over the weekend and attacked two officers, authorities announced Tuesday.
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Notre Dame football coach: Virus spread like wildfire
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As US states sound alarm on Covid-19 trends, some communities loosen restrictions
Communities across the US are loosening restrictions meant to curb the spread of Covid-19 ahead of a fall and winter season experts warn could be especially challenging.
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Watch the stand out moments from the first presidential debate
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'Chaotic' Trump-Biden Debate Exposes Cracks in U.S. Democracy: Iran Media
Iran is closely watching the November contest, hoping for relief from Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign.
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Jurgen Klopp's influence on Liverpool FC
With a rip-roaring start to their title defense, Liverpool seem early favorites to win the Premier League in 2020/21. Their guiding light and influence is German manager Jurgen Klopp.
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Calls For Joe Rogan to Host Presidential Debate After Chris Wallace Blasted by Both Sides
Twitter erupted with harsh words for Wallace last night, with many lambasting the anchor for presiding over a chaotic debate and favoring Rogan's interview style.
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Google Doodle Celebrates German Dachshund Bobblehead or 'Wackeldackel'
The nodding Weiner dog dolls get their Wackeldackel name from "wackel" meaning wobble and "dackel" meaning dachshund.
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Woman Assaults Boss Who Asked Her to Wear Mask at Work, Police Say
Tina Hock was taken into custody after the incident at her workplace in the town of Sand Lake, New York.
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The NBA’s bubble held for two months. League executives won’t celebrate for two more weeks.
The NBA bubble’s stringent health and safety protocols have worked perfectly to date, without a single player who cleared quarantine testing positive and without a single game impacted by the coronavirus.
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Japan's Defense Ministry asks for decades-high 8.3% budget increase amid growing threats in East Asia
Japan's Defense Ministry is asking for a 8.3% budget increase in 2020, its largest rise in more than two decades, in the face of China's rapid military modernization and a looming threat from North Korea.
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Sheriff in Portland denies Trump's debate claim of winning his endorsement
The sheriff of Multnomah County, which includes Portland, Ore., emphatically denied supporting President Trump Tuesday evening shortly after the president made the claim.
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6 takeaways from the off-the-rails first debate between Biden and Trump
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St. Louis Gun Couple to Embark on 'Team Trump' Bus Tour of Luzerne County, PA
Mark and Patricia McCloskey, accused of felony unlawful use of a weapon, set to embark on three-stop "Team Trump Bus Tour."
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There is still plenty of fire season left to go as California firefighters struggle to contain the Glass and Zogg fires
California fire crews have spent the summer going from one fire to another as the state contends with a record-shattering wildfire season that is still weeks away from its potential end.
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Kentucky Army Reservist dies of coronavirus; military fatalities now at 8
A 48-year-old Army Reservist has become the eighth military service member to die of the coronavirus, the Pentagon said this week, according to reports.
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Mary Trump Calls President's Debate Performance 'Grotesque' and 'A Complete Disgrace'
President Donald Trump's niece gave a harsh assessment of his performance in the first presidential debate on Tuesday.
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Michigan boy, 10, severely injured by explosive in Christmas ornament box: report
A Michigan boy was recovering at a hospital after an explosive device hidden in a Christmas ornament box severely injured him last week, according to a report. 
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Cal State Long Beach Student Parties Lead to Coronavirus Outbreak With at Least 22 Infected, Over 200 Quarantined
The students may face disciplinary action for putting their community at risk, according to an official.
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Lionel Messi says he 'only wanted to make Barcelona better and stronger' after failed attempt to leave the club
Lionel Messi says he had Barcelona's best interests at heart when announcing that he wanted to leave the club in August.
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Lincoln Project on Trump's Debate Performance: 'You Just Collapsed in Front of the Whole World'
"Your performance was weak," the ad's female narrator says, barely above a whisper. "You failed...you're losing, Donald."
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South African airline asks public to come up with new name; winner will receive year's worth of free flights
What about “Airline Airlines”? That one’s not taken, is it?
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Trump-Biden debate, Breonna Taylor grand jury record, NBA Finals: 5 things to know Wednesday
The grand jury record in the Breonna Taylor case will be released, the Heat and Lakers battle in the NBA Finals and more news to start your Wednesday.       
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Biden’s team commits to all presidential debates after Cleveland showdown
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Portland police union boss backing plan to limit assembly rights: report
Freedom of assembly is a right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. But after more than four months of nightly rioting in Portland, Ore., some leaders – including the head of the city’s police union -- are proposing modifications for the First Amendment right.
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Covid-19 Disobedience Goes Deeper Than We Think
Plugging holes in people’s pocketbooks might give contact tracers a fighting chance when they next place their call
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Live Updates: Supreme Court fight continues after first debate
The Supreme Court nomination fight -- a partisan political battle -- continues to rage following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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AOC Calls Trump a 'White Supremacist' After Proud Boys Debate Comments
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made the remark in response to comments made by the president in the election debate.
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‘I have never supported Donald Trump’: Portland-area sheriff hits back after president claims his endorsement in debate
"As the Multnomah County Sheriff I have never supported Donald Trump and will never support him,” Sheriff Mike Reese tweeted.
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Reduce back pain with this 5-minute home workout
Back pain is the second most common reason for missing work behind catching a cold. In Part II of this series of five-minute strength workouts, Stephanie Mansour shares how to help stabilize the lumbar spine and engage the abdominals to bring relief.
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Reduce back pain with this 5-minute home workout
Low back pain, whether acute or chronic, can be a struggle for many people. In fact, about 80% of people have complained about low back pain at one point in their lives, research has shown.
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There is no getting 'back to normal,' experts say. The sooner we accept that, the better
The human tendency to believe change is temporary and that the future will again resemble the past is called "normalcy bias." Eventually, however, people need to adapt to change, psychologists say.
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