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The 2020 Race Is Bringing Free College Back to the National Stage

At least 18 of the Democratic Party's 23 presidential contenders have come out in support of some version of free college.
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Johnson: Bipartisan immigration fix is possible
Sen. Ron Johnson discusses the "overwhelming nature" of the immigration crisis and the need for a bipartisan solution.
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Japan pro-constitution reform forces fall short of 2/3 upper house majority: NHK
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a solid majority in Japan's upper house election on Sunday, but his coalition and its other allies fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to push ahead with revising the pacifist constitution, a projection by public broadcaster NHK showed.
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The Army’s Failure to Train and Equip Troops in Afghanistan
The recent deaths of U.S. service members in Afghanistan are part of a larger issue resulting from the Pentagon’s struggle to contend with multiple wars and new global threats at once.
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Schiff calls Trump an "unindicted co-conspirator" ahead of Mueller testimony
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the president's tweets targeting Democratic congresswomen of color and previews former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony next week.
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Justin Haskins: Hypocritical socialist Bernie Sanders wants more pay for workers – Except his own staff
Self-styled socialist revolutionary – and millionaire – Sen. Bernie Sanders tries to portray himself as the savior of low-wage workers as he campaigns for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. But the low-wage workers toiling away to get him rent-free housing in the White House disagree.
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Hong Kong Protests: Demonstrators Demand Inquiry Into Police Tactics Amid Standoff
Protesters also called for the right to elect their own government, which is now approved by Beijing. Many marching have asked that persons who clashed with police have their charges dropped.
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Bash presses Booker on Medicare for All plans
In an interview with Dana Bash, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker discusses racism, the criminal justice system, Medicare for All, and Mueller's upcoming testimony.
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Panel clashes over Trump and paper straws
The panel discusses President Trump's fight against paper straws.
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Heat index could hit 110 degrees in New York
The sweltering heat wave that’s settled on the Big Apple continues today, with the mercury expected to hit 97 or higher by midday  — along with a blistering heat index approaching 110 degrees. An excessive heat warning is in effect until 9 p.m. Sunday, and Mayor Bill de Blasio implored residents on Sunday morning to...
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Australia v New Zealand: Netball World Cup final – live!
Follow score updates from the final in LiverpoolNew Zealand hold off England to reach finalEmail Niall here or tweet @niallmcveigh 4.50pm BST Q1 09:33 Aus 6-3 NZ Bassett finishes off a flowing Australia move, and the Diamonds pounce on a defensive error to move three goals up... 4.48pm BST Q1 12:00 Aus 3-3 NZ Bassett gets the first score before Maria Folau levels after a fine take. At the other end, Jane Watson intercepts to deny Bassett, but Steph Wood converts the rebound. Folau then misses a couple of chances, before Ekenasio levels it up. Continue reading...
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Egypt expresses dismay to UK envoy over British Airways flight suspension
Egypt's aviation minister on Sunday expressed his dismay over British Airways' decision to suspend flights to the Egyptian capital to the UK's ambassador to Cairo.
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Liz Cheney says Trump's attack on congresswomen "isn't about race"
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the fallout from the "send her back" chants at the president's campaign rally.
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Transcript: Rep. Liz Cheney on "Face the Nation"
The following is a transcript of the interview with Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming that aired Sunday, July 21, 2019, on "Face the Nation"
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Britain weighs response to Iran Gulf crisis with few good options
Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday, with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago.
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Bernie Sanders campaign announces it will cut hours to pay staffers $15 minimum wage, prompting mockery
Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced this weeked he would cut staffers' hours so that they would effectively be paid a $15-an-hour minimum wage -- prompting mockery from critics who say the move is more evidence that Sanders' plan to raise the national minimum wage is hypocritical, and would only lead to less work and more unemployment.
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Is Web 3.0 the next lifestyle brand?
I am starting to wonder if choosing a blockchain or a Web 3.0 approach is as much a lifestyle choice as a technological choice.
VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
Full transcript of "Face the Nation" on July 21, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence, Major Garrett, Rep. Liz Cheney, Rep. Adam Schiff, Sen. Cory Booker, Anthony Salvanto, Ed O'Keefe, Rachael Bade, Lanhee Chen, Jamelle Bouie and Paula Reid appeared on this broadcast of "Face the Nation"
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How Neil and Buzz Almost Were Stranded on the Moon in 1969
Even after half a century, people still don’t know much about the little broken switch that nearly stranded Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface in July of 1969. No one will ever be certain how the switch broke, but Aldrin is pretty sure it happened after he and Armstrong reentered the lunar…
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Stephen Miller defends Trump’s attacks on Dem ‘Squad’
​WASHINGTON – Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace confronted senior White House advis​e​r Stephen Miller on President Trump’s long record of “playing the race card” – and the conversation got heated. “I’ve never called any of his tweets racist,” Wallace said on “Fox News Sunday.” “But there’s no question he’s stoking racial divisions.” But Miller,...
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Audio captures dramatic moments before Iran seizes British tanker
​An audio recording released Sunday captured the dramatic moments as a British naval officer warned Iranian military forces against seizing a UK-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, an incident that further roiled ​tense relations between Europe, the US and the Islamic Republic. An officer with Iranian Revolutionary Guard told the Stena Impero tanker...
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Japan's pro-constitutional revision force to lose 2/3 majority in upper house: NHK
Japan's ruling coalition and pro-constitutional revision allies were certain to lose the two-thirds upper house majority needed to push ahead with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's proposal to revise the pacifist constitution, public broadcaster NHK said.
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Booker: I wouldn't sit down with Louis Farrakhan
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker says he would not sit down with Louis Farrakhan, "period".
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Old men by the sea: Tennessee banker takes Hemingway lookalike contest
Joe Maxey, 68, beats 141 other author impersonatorsLong-running event shows importance of being ErnestA retired banker from Tennessee beat 141 other white-bearded contenders to win the coveted Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, Florida, on Saturday, at the eighth attempt. Related: The husband also rises: Mr Paula Deen wins Hemingway lookalike contest Continue reading...
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Pence says Trump "might make an effort" to stop more "send her back" chants
CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett sat down with Vice President Mike Pence at Cape Canaveral for an interview on a wide range of topics, including the "send her back" chants from the president's supporters.
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Desperate to ease homelessness, California officials look to New York 'right to shelter' laws
New York City has a right-to-shelter requirement. The co-chairs of Gov. Gavin Newsom's new task force on homelessness want California to have one, too. But building large shelters and forcing homeless people indoors will likely prove difficult.
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Tom Brady shares sweet birthday tribute to wife Gisele Bündchen
The supermodel turned 39 on Saturday.
New York Post
Open: This is "Face the Nation," July 21
This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to GOP Conference Chairwoman Rep. Liz Cheney, Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff and 2020 hopeful Sen. Cory Booker. Plus, a new CBS News Battleground Tracker.
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Marvel to Reboot ‘Blade’ Starring Mahershala Ali
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige announced the news at Comic-Con on Saturday.
New York Post
Venezuelan fighter 'aggressively shadowed' US reconnaissance plane over Caribbean Sea
A Venezuelan Su-30 fighter "aggressively shadowed" a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft operating over the Caribbean Sea on Friday, SOUTHCOM said.
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After Math: How long is that in moon years?
It's been half an Earth century since humanity first made landfall on its nearest celestial neighbor, and there's plenty of reason to celebrate, but that doesn't mean the news of the world has frozen in place like the flag Apollo 11's crew left behin...
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Ivanka Trump gives daughter Arabella a puppy for her birthday
Ivanka shared a photo on Saturday of an adorable puppy she bought for daughter Arabella’s 8th birthday.
New York Post
Brian Stelter lays out the pattern of Trump's race baiting
CNN's Brian Stelter goes through a chronological history of Trump's race-related provocations, arguing that the press must not lose sight of this larger pattern.
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Trump says Democratic congresswoman 'should apologize to America'
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his attacks on four liberal Democrats in Congress, all women of color who have criticized his policies, calling on them to apologize as he himself faced charges of racism.
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James Harden douses Chris Paul beef narrative: ‘False talk’
James Harden has had enough. The Rockets star hit back at reports that he and Chris Paul had a rift and that their relationship was “unsalvageable.” “It was a lot of false talk,” Harden told reporters Saturday. “Obviously as teammates, as competitors, you argue on the court. You have your (disagreements) on the court, your...
New York Post
Ocasio-Cortez Calls for “9/11-Style Commission” to Investigate Family Separation at Border
The lawmaker said the United States will be responsible for the lifelong trauma that children who were separated from their families will experience.
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Thomas profits from Alaphilippe’s late struggle as Simon Yates wins stage 15
• Simon Yates breaks clear to win second stage in four days • Thomas happy to gain time back on Alaphilippe on final climbSimon Yates soloed to his second Tour de France victory of the week on stage 15 to the Prat d’Albis as Julian Alaphilippe finally cracked and the fight for yellow came alive behind.Mitchelton-Scott’s Yates attacked with 8.7km left of the steep climb above Foix to follow up his victory on Thursday’s stage 12 to Bagneres-de-Bigorre. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Apollo 11 moon landing videotapes sell at auction for $1.8 million
Footage of the first moon landing taken in 1969 during NASA's Apollo 11 mission was purchased at auction through Sotheby's for $1.82 million on Saturday. The collection of footage totals about 2 hours and 24 minutes across three reels of film recorded at Mission Control in Houston, Texas. This footage is the "earliest, sharpest, and most accurate surviving video images of man's first steps on the moon," according to Sotheby's. The tapes include recordings of Mission Control as it waited for the lunar-surface camera to be deployed, as well as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's first steps on the moon and the moment that the astronauts planted the American flag on the surface. Minus the 9 minutes of Mission Control footage, the tapes contain the entire duration of the lunar extravehicular activity (EVA). Read more...More about Apollo 11, Moon Landing, Science, and Space
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Trump administration pauses new rule limiting abortion referrals: report
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will pause its enforcement of a new rule barring federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions, the Washington Post reported late on Saturday.
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Black Georgia Lawmaker Alleges White Man Told Her to ‘Go Back Where You Came From’ in Grocery Store Confrontation
The man admits he called her lazy, but says he didn't utter the racist phrase
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Pence: Trump "might make an effort" to stop "send her back" chants
The vice president nevertheless said "millions of Americans share the president's frustration" about four Democratic congresswomen
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Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protests descend into chaos
Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in chaotic scenes late on Sunday as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by the city's political masters in Beijing.
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Tour de France: Simon Yates wins stage 15 as Geraint Thomas gains time
Britain's Simon Yates claims a second Tour de France stage win as defending champion Geraint Thomas reduces Julian Alaphilippe's lead.
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Marvel's Phase Four is why it's exciting that 'Avengers' beat the 'Avatar' box office
Don't forget, kids: it's all Disney now anyway. Marvel's bid to get Avengers: Endgame one, last broken box office record has paid off. Until July 21, 2019, Avatar was the top-earning release of all time worldwide, with a total of $2.7897 billion earned at the box office. Now, Endgame is out in front, with an estimated $1.5 million in weekend ticket sales bringing its grand total to an Avatar-topping $2.790 billion. The broken record was all but assured by the end of Saturday, which ended with just $500,000 separating the two movies. Disney even sent out a press blast celebrating that, complete with a statement from Walt Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer, Alan Horn. Read more...More about Marvel Studios, Avatar, Avengers Endgame, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
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Senior doctors call for crackdown on home genetic testing kits
False results have told women they have mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer Senior doctors have called for a crackdown on consumer genetic tests, following an influx of patients who have been wrongly told they are carrying dangerous mutations linked to cancer or other devastating conditions.Women have been incorrectly informed by companies that they have faulty BRCA genes, which convey a high risk of breast and ovarian cancers. One patient was scheduled for preventive breast-removal surgery after a consumer genetic test suggested she had a BRCA mutation. The surgery was called off at the last moment when an NHS laboratory revealed the result to be a false positive. Continue reading...
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Cory Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist'
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker on Sunday blasted President Donald Trump for his racist attacks on four minority congresswomen, saying Trump is "worse than a racist."
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TNT’s Snowpiercer trailer teases a return to what made the original film great
WarnerMedia It’s clear from the first trailer for Snowpiercer that TNT wants more people to pay witness to the world Korean director Bong Joon-Ho’s created with his acclaimed 2014 film of the same name. Based on a French graphic novel, Joon-ho’s original film is set in a post-apocalyptic future in which an attempt at changing the Earth’s climate went disastrously wrong, leaving the planet covered in a global ice age, and with the last remnants of humanity living on a massive train. TNT’s Snowpiercer will pick up seven years after the events of the original film. Not much has changed. The titular train driving the remaining members of Earth in a post-apocalyptic world is still operating under some warped socio-economic structures. Ed Harris’ de... Continue reading…
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“Rum and Ginger” everywhere—how intellectual property plays out at the bar
"A recipe is like a phone book in the eyes of the law—you can't own something so factual."
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Ars Technica