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Michael Wacha shoulder issue leaves another hole in Mets rotation
As the Mets await Marcus Stroman’s potential return from the injured list in the near future, another starting pitcher is on the sideline. Michael Wacha was placed on the IL with right shoulder inflammation before Sunday’s game against the Marlins, leaving the Mets with half the starting pitchers they had in their spring training rotation...
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Georgia Police Officers Investigated After Shooting at Minors During Traffic Stop
The children's father said they had been driving home from a Walmart to pick him up
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Bill Gates: "Legitimate issues" with competition in Tech
After Congress grilled America's top tech CEOs on their business practices, Gates tells Fareed "there are lots of structural issues" in the industry.
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Lebanon’s information minister resigns amid violent protests over Beirut blast
Manal Abdel-Samad was the most prominent resignation of at least six lawmakers who have stepped down.
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On GPS: Bill Gates on Covid in the developing world
Gates and Fareed break down the risks Covid-19 poses to countries with little state capacity, and what treatments could soften the blow to those economies.
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Fareed's Take: The American threat to an open internet
Fareed: With the Trump administration's move to ban TikTok and WeChat, the US is turning its back on an open internet, which could have dire consequences.
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Biden leads in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania due to COVID concerns
CBS News' Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto breaks down the latest numbers out of the CBS News Battleground Tracker poll.
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Arkansas: Images of the Natural State
In 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state in the United States. Today, more than 3 million residents live in the state’s diverse terrain, from the rugged Ozark mountains to the plains along the Mississippi River. Here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Arkansas and some of the wildlife and people calling it home.This photo story is part of Fifty, a collection of images from each of the United States.
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Americans are still paying for sex in Mexico despite the pandemic
Stay at home, be safe, but go hungry. Go out, earn a living, but risk your life. For so many in Mexico, this has been the pandemic's impossible choice.
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Stockton U. Student Faces Suspension for Zoom Background of President Trump
A student at Stockton University is facing a possible suspension and other disciplinary charges for making his Zoom background a photo of President Donald Trump and for a subsequent political Facebook post defending his freedom of expression, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). According to the university, the image of President Trump caused students "to feel offended, disrespected, and taunted." 
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Steven Mnuchin warns Democrats about challenging Trump’s COVID-19 orders
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday defended the legality of President Trump's executive orders to provide financial help during the coronavirus
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Sarah Hyland, Wells Adams celebrate their wedding date despite postponing
Actors Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams posed affectionately together on what was supposed to be their wedding day.
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Bash presses Kudlow on Trump executive actions
CNN's Dana Bash breaks down the specifics of President Trump's new executive actions with his chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow.
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Michigan police hail 2 boys for returning cash-filled wallet
Two Michigan boys found a wallet stuffed with more than $500 in cash—and rather than keep it, turned it in to police.
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YouTube Censors Live Action's Pro-Life Video - 4 Years After It Was Posted
Google-owned YouTube deleted a pro-life video with 1.8 million views posted by the pro-life organization, Live Action, four years after it was posted. The social media platform later reinstated the video after the organization appealed Google's censorship.
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Tim Means starting with the man in the mirror and liking Saturday's result
Take a look inside Tim Means' win over Laureano Staropoli at UFC on ESPN+ 32 in Las Vegas.        Related StoriesKevin Holland compares knockout to Sean O'Malley in 'dope' fight with BuckleyAndrew Sanchez not ready to call people out – but says he will soonDerrick Lewis eyes No. 1 contender fight after UFC on ESPN+ 32 win, wants to cut 15-20 pounds 
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'Vampire fishing' trend rises in Midwestern states: 'This is hands-down your best shot at a big fish'
Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean that fishing needs to stop.
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Bash presses Pelosi on lack of stimulus deal
CNN's Dana Bash interviews House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the stalemate in Congress over the coronavirus relief package.
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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 8/9
Hosted by Jane Pauley. In our cover story, Jill Schlesinger looks at what educators and students may expect when colleges and universities open for the fall semester. Plus: Rita Braver profiles Dr. Jill Biden; Jim Axelrod focuses on the work of an official White House photographer, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Hume Kennerly; Jane Pauley sits down with singer-songwriter James Taylor; Kelefa Sanneh explores the rise in popularity of RVs during the pandemic; Mark Phillips looks at how Britain is re-examining its slave-trading past; Jim Gaffigan acquires a green thumb; and Lee Cowan visits artist Bradley Hart, whose paintings incorporate an unusual medium: bubble wrap.
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Report: If College Football Season is Canceled, NFL Will Play on Saturday
Reports were rampant this weekend that the college football season is likely to be canceled, due to unrealistic and complicated NCAA safety requirements.
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O'Brien promises "severe consequences" for foreign election meddling
O'Brien called it "outrageous" for another country to decide the next U.S. president.
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Rays’ Kevin Cash validates Yankees’ anger over high-and-tight pitches
Kevin Cash won’t let history hinder his team’s strategy. As the Rays prepared to close this weekend’s series against the Yankees at Tropicana Field, their manager validated the Yankees’ feelings that led to two ejections on Saturday but didn’t vow any changes. “The only thing we’re mindful of is, we’re trying to compete and go...
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Stelter shows theme in right-wing talk radio's attack on Biden
CNN's Brian Stelter highlights a common theme as right-wing talk radio shows target 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden.
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Fareed: Trump's internet initiatives starting to look like China's
CNN's Fareed Zakaria gives his take on the Trump administration's plan to ban almost all Chinese IT products, including the popular video application TikTok, if it stays in Chinese hands.
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What Time Will ‘Surviving Jeffrey Epstein’ Be on Lifetime?
The first two episodes premiere tonight on Lifetime.
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Son of former USA Olympians sets national record at AAU Junior Olympics
Jackson Cantwell, 12, of Missouri wins both the shot put and discus AAU titles.        
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US tech companies interested in 'Trojan horse' TikTok must prove no ties to China: Sen. Cotton
Any U.S. company interested in acquiring part or all of popular app TikTok's business should be required to prove they do not have lingering ties to China, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said on Sunday.
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Simon Cowell recovering from near six-hour surgery after scary bike crash
"It was a long surgery, they had to fuse his bones and implant a rod," a source said.
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Puerto Rico’s Primaries Marred by Lack of Ballots in Majority of Voting Centers
Ballots reached only 20% of voting centers by mid-morning
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Native mascots still a sticking point in high school sports
While advocates have made strides in getting Native American symbols and names changed in sports, they say there's still work to do mainly at the high school level, where mascots like Braves, Indians, Warriors, Chiefs and Redskins persist.
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Verstappen outfoxes Mercedes duo to win Anniversary GP
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Tennessee man accused of smoking crack in front of cops, ramming police vehicle
The suspect was charged with a slew of crimes.
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Man United's Solskjaer faces old teammate in Europa League
The Europa League will set up a reunion for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he takes on an old friend in the quarterfinals.
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From 2009: Jill Biden, second lady of the land
When you watch Dr. Jill Biden shaking every hand in sight, stuffing gift bags for soldiers, or inviting veterans and their families to the vice president's house, you may be tempted to say, "Isn't she nice!" That would be a mistake, as correspondent Rita Braver points out. According to Biden, she'd accept "'energetic,' 'interesting,' 'vivacious,' but 'nice' is blah. It's just too bland. So, I never want to be 'nice.'" (Originally broadcast December 13, 2009.)
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Tiger Tracker: Follow Woods' final round at PGA Championship
After rounds of 72 in the second and third rounds at the PGA Championship, Woods Tiger fell to a tie for 59th, 11 off the pace.       
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Remains of servicemen who died in California training exercise to be prepared for burial
The remains were recovered Friday after the Marines and a sailor went missing near San Clemente Island when their amphibious vehicle sank last month.
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Graham says FBI deceived Senate Intelligence Committee in 2018 briefing on Steele dossier: 'misled the hell out of them'
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsay Graham said on "Sunday Morning Futures" that the FBI deceived his counterparts in the Senate Intelligence Committee during a 2018 interview, citing a newly released he obtained through the Department of Justice. 
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Jennifer Aniston 'sad' that COVID-19 postpones 'Friends' reunion, tries to see 'glass half full'
Jennifer Aniston spoke out about the highly anticipated “Friends” reunion special being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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The Long Fall of Jerry Falwell Jr.
As president and chancellor of the country’s largest Christian university and the son of one of the founding fathers of the religious right, Jerry Falwell Jr. has come to serve as a stand-in for American evangelicals. But to those inside the Liberty University community, Falwell’s leading role has lately seemed more like a liability than an asset. On Friday, the executive committee of the school’s board announced that Falwell will take an indefinite leave of absence.Alumni feel “they have to hide their association with Liberty,” Colby Garman, a pastor who graduated from Liberty and serves on the board of Virginia’s Southern Baptist Convention, told me by phone Friday night. “A lot of pastors feel that way, a little bit, when it comes to the leadership of the school.” (Falwell did not reply to my request for an interview.)What finally pushed Liberty’s leaders to act was their belief that Falwell had openly flaunted immoral behavior: He posted, and then deleted, an image of himself on a yacht, his arm around the waist of a young woman who was not his wife. Both of their pants were partially unzipped, and a glass of what looked like alcohol—which he called “black water” in his caption”—was in Falwell’s hand. Later, in an interview with a local radio station in Lynchburg, Virginia, where Liberty is located, Falwell explained that the woman works as an assistant to his wife. He laughed the incident off: “I promised my kids I’m going to try to be a good boy from here on out,” he said. But alumni and staff who had previously expressed their concerns about Falwell in private began openly calling for his resignation, including North Carolina Representative Mark Walker; many of them noted that any number of Falwell’s actions would have gotten a Liberty student written up.[Read: Liberty University students want to be Christians–not Republicans]With Falwell’s ouster, one of the most influential evangelical institutions in the country is facing an identity crisis: There’s never been a time when Liberty wasn’t led by a Falwell. The president has also lost one of his most prominent ties to the evangelical community. Donald Trump earned credibility in Christian circles four years ago in part because Falwell promoted him as the evangelical champion, and now it’s not clear who Falwell speaks for. Liberty’s leaders see Falwell’s statements and actions as unbecoming of a Christian leader, especially for someone in such a high-visibility role. But most of all, Christians inside and outside of Liberty fear Falwell has tarnished the mission of the school, and of evangelicalism—to “train champions for Christ.”Falwell has long courted scandal, but was previously met with seemingly endless patience from his backers at Liberty. The school’s leadership stuck by Falwell as he became one of Trump’s earliest and most dedicated supporters, and when, following the 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, he encouraged students to get concealed-carry permits so they could “end those Muslims before they walk in,” ostensibly referring to terrorists. School leadership supported him through allegations of internal bullying and corrupt self-dealing, and when Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, said he helped Falwell destroy racy “personal photographs.” Falwell didn’t even lose his job in May, when he tweeted a picture of a face mask depicting figures in KKK robes and blackface, an attempt to mock Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. Enough of Falwell’s supporters saw that photo as a debatable political stunt that the controversy dissipated. But it was still a turning point—a moment when pastors, alumni, and board members began questioning whether Falwell should stay in his role.“It was just particularly disturbing,” Ike Reighard, a pastor and Liberty board member, told me. “Every leader carries two buckets in their hand. One bucket has water. One bucket has gasoline. And the test of leadership is to know when to throw which bucket.” (Liberty was also one of the only schools in the country to bring students back to campus this spring, as the COVID-19 pandemic was unfolding.)Young people affiliated with Liberty have typically been more willing to speak out against Falwell. A contingent of students condemned his support for Trump ahead of the 2016 election. A group of Black student athletes recently left the school over what they described as its racist environment, and Black pastors and young alumni wrote a letter decrying the face-mask incident. But with the yacht photo, Falwell lost the confidence of even the older generation of Liberty leaders. “Years ago, I promised the founder, Jerry Falwell Sr., that I would serve on the board as long as I was asked to continue to do so, and to help try to be part of the spiritual barometer that he always wanted,” Reighard told me. Falwell Jr.’s actions showed “some lapse in judgement.”Falwell is the beloved son of the university, who pulled the school deep out of debt when he took over after his dad’s death. The school built an online-education empire and invested heavily in sports to turn a profit. He won cheers of “Jer-ry! Jer-ry!” at campus events, and once let students at a basketball game crowd-surf him, Dwayne Carson, a former campus pastor, told me. Falwell’s supporters at the school were willing to rationalize his behavior and focus on his strengths. But this is the “Achilles’ heel of evangelicalism,” Karen Swallow Prior, an English professor who recently left Liberty, told me. “We put so much emphasis on the redemption narrative that we are too willing to excuse sinful behavior, and not hold people accountable.” This culture of forgiveness and redemption, she added, is why so many evangelical leaders are willing to overlook bad behavior in Trump.[Read: The temptation of Kayleigh McEnany ]To those evangelicals who abhor Trump’s association with evangelicalism, however, Falwell’s support for the president was his original sin. Falwell provides “religious cover for moral squalor—winking at trashy behavior and encouraging the unraveling of social restraints,” Michael Gerson, the evangelical Washington Post columnist who served as a speechwriter for President George W. Bush, wrote in an Atlantic cover story about evangelical support for Trump. Falwell was able to survive at Liberty for so long in part because many of the school’s leaders agreed with his politics, and they felt justified dismissing criticism of Falwell’s behavior as just another biased attack. The yacht photo, however, “could not be brushed off as someone else’s bad-faith interpretation of what Jerry had done, or some exaggeration or falsehood reported by the media, or a misunderstanding,” Prior said.Even within the Liberty world, alumni worry that Falwell’s name has become synonymous with the word evangelical, and see the association as misguided. “To say that Jerry Jr. speaks for evangelicalism is a misnomer, because he himself did not want to wear that mantle,” Brandon Pickett, a pastor and Liberty alumnus who is the associate executive director of the Southern Baptist Convention in Virginia, told me. “As Jerry himself has said many times, he is not a pastor, and he is not the spiritual leader.”When Falwell Sr. died, he split his empire in two, giving Falwell Jr. leadership of the university, and his other son, Jonathan, leadership of Thomas Road Baptist Church, the congregation Falwell Sr. built next door to the school. Jonathan has a much quieter style of leadership, and doesn’t have nearly the same public profile as his brother, even though he has more theological credentials. As Jerry has stepped more aggressively into national politics over the past five years, evangelical pastors inside and outside of the Liberty world have struggled with his outsize visibility, especially in moments of scandal. “There’s been a strong assumption that pastors in Virginia line up with Jerry Jr. politically, and that he somehow speaks for the Christian community,” Garman said.As the news of Falwell’s leave of absence broke, his skeptics gleefully cheered his downfall. “Long time coming,” tweeted Amanda Carpenter, a former senior staffer to Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who announced his 2016 presidential candidacy at Liberty University, only to get snubbed when Falwell Jr. announced his endorsement of Trump. “I’ve already seen some things written on Twitter, they’re just bashing Christianity now. And that’s sad,” Carson, the former campus pastor, told me. “I’m hurting for the cause of Christ.” But though Falwell may have crossed one too many lines for him to stay at Liberty for now, a redemption story may still lie ahead. “Character is a lot easier kept than regained,” Reighard, the board member, told me. “I’m praying that the character can be regained by everyone that’s involved.”
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Chicago Fed chief Charles Evans says additional coronavirus relief package is "incredibly important"
The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said additional federal aid is needed to address the economic impact of the pandemic.
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Jill Biden plans to continue to teach if she becomes first lady
Jill Biden, a community college professor, says that if her husband, former Vice President Joe Biden, is elected president and she becomes first lady, she plans to continue her work as a teacher.
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Another Cardinals game postponed because of COVID-19
The Cardinals haven’t played a game since July 29, and they’ve reportedly been told it’ll be even longer until they do again. ESPN reports the Pittsburgh Pirates’ scheduled Sunday flight to St. Louis was canceled and that their Monday game against the Cardinals has been postponed. The decision comes after the Cardinals’ three-game series against...
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Gottlieb says U.S. could reach 300,000 COVID deaths by end of the year
The former FDA commissioner says the U.S. is "definitely going to be somewhere between 200,000 and 300,000" deaths depending on mitigation efforts.
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Antifa Preparing Violent Attacks on Police and Political Opponents, Say German Authorities
German security authorities have claimed that members of the far-left Antifa movement are preparing attacks on police officers and political opponents, including potential assassinations.
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Florida officer feared for life before shooting, killing suspect who was choking her: sheriff
A Florida police officer who feared for her life shot and killed a suspect while he was choking her Friday night, investigators said.
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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont pushing for in-person schooling to avoid "a lost year"
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont says his state is "going to give our kids the best shot for in-class education."
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Bash to Kudlow: We need a reality check here
CNN's Dana Bash presses President Trump's chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow on President Trump's executive action that asks states to contribute unemployment money to Americans.
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Kevin Harvick wins first race of NASCAR's Michigan doubleheader
Harvick held off Brad Keselowski in overtime for fith win of the season
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