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Lebanese bride happy to be alive after blast cuts short wedding video
BEIRUT – Radiant in a long white gown and veil, 29-year-old Lebanese bride Israa Seblani stands smiling and posing for her wedding video. The scene is shattered by a deafening roar, and a powerful shockwave nearly blows her off her feet. The dramatic footage captured the moment when a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital...
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Illinois Republican congressman tests positive for coronavirus
Illinois Republican Rep. Rodney Davis tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, his office said in a statement, making him the third congressman over the last week to report having the virus.
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Sen. Rand Paul blasts GOP colleagues, says they should 'apologize' to Obama for past spending complaints
"The only way to fix this government mandated depression is get rid of the government mandates and let the economy function as it did normally," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Wednesday, adding that he would "absolutely not" vote for a trillion dollar or more package.
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Plantation where Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively married responds after actor expressed regret
The plantation where Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively got married has issued a statement now that the famous couple has voiced regret about tying the knot in a venue where slavery took place.
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Column: 'Mulan' deserves more. Why a Disney+ release does the warrior heroine another disservice
Debuting in 1998 after two major Disney animated bombs, the original "Mulan" had a low-key premiere and bare-bones marketing. Now the live-action version is going straight to Disney+. Is this any way to treat one of the best Disney characters ever?
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Facebook Deletes a Trump Post for the First Time, Citing Coronavirus Misinformation
The post featured a link to a Fox News video in which Trump says children are “virtually immune” to the virus
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Raiders coaching staff sends warning to players by pretending Jon Gruden was hospitalized due to coronavirus
The Las Vegas Raiders took a different approach to show their players the severity of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Trump bests Biden in July fundraising but money gap between the campaigns has essentially closed
President Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee bested presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his party's national committee's fundraising haul in July, but the money gap between the two camps has essentially closed.
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81% of Black Americans want police to maintain or increase local presence, poll reveals
More than 80% of Black Americans favor a police presence in their area equal to current levels or more, according to the findings of a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
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Rory McIlroy hoping to regain lost form at PGA Championship
SAN FRANCISCO — Rory McIlroy was cruising. Not a care in the world. He owned the world No. 1 ranking. He was in great form, with six consecutive top-5 finishes, including one victory. And he was defending his 2019 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in March. Then the PGA Tour, along with the rest of...
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Johnny Manziel fires back at Darren Rovell: ‘Big of a b—h as ever’
Johnny Manziel and reporter Darren Rovell apparently still have beef. Rovell, who works for the Action Network, pointed out the irony of two Sports Illustrated covers from seven years ago. One cover shows former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez at the end of his steroid-and-lying-scarred playing days, titled “The end is pain, and pain is ugly.”...
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Los Angeles Times mocked for claiming Trader Joe's can 'break your heart' over its 'stances'
The Los Angeles Times raised eyebrows on Wednesday over its report warning fans of Trader Joe's that the chain store can "break your heart" over its decision to maintain its line of products that were deemed offensive by critics. 
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MS-13 gang members charged with sex trafficking, other charges in abuse of 13-year-old runaway
Federal prosecutors allege that gang members beat the girl, raped her and prostituted her in Virginia and Maryland.        
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Uighur model sends rare video from Chinese detention
A 31-year-old Uighur man appears in a newly published video that offers a rare view inside the Communist Party’s secretive “reeducation” camps.
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Professor Allan Lichtman, who has accurately predicted elections since 1984, says Biden will win
Lichtman was one of the few forecasters who projected in 2016 Trump win while also correctly predicting he would be impeached as president.        
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Migos rapper Takeoff accused of rape in lawsuit
Takeoff, a member of the hip-hop trio Migos, has been sued for sexual assault in the state of Calif., according to court docs obtained by multiple outlets. 
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Residents report mysterious packages from China beyond just seeds
Perhaps the seed scammers branched out. After reports across the country of mysterious packages of seeds arriving from China, residents from New York to Georgia now say they’re getting other bizarre shipments from the country that they never ordered. The USDA has begun identifying the unsolicited seeds sent across the US this summer — including...
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CNN10 - 8/6/20
With most students in Bolivia without access to online learning, the country has canceled school for the year. We also take a look back at a World War II code breaking effort and speak with a woman who was a part of the secret mission.
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Almost 100 people in Ohio were infected with coronavirus after man attended church service
A man with Covid-19 went to church in mid-June, then 91 other people got sick, including 53 who were at the service, according to Ohio's governor.
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Gang member busted for trio of shootings done in by out-of-town bullets
The Brooklyn ex-con who dodged jail because an attempted murder case against him fell apart is behind bars today because the bullets he allegedly used in another shooting were shipped in from out of town. Darrius Sutton, 23, was arrested May 20 and charged with attempted murder for a May 16 shooting, but was released...
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Deadly explosion in Beirut: How to help to the victims in Lebanon
People around the world were horrified by the massive explosion in Beirut. Here's how individuals can help.        
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One moment, they were filming the bride in her wedding dress. Then came the explosion
Dr. Israa Seblani was posing in a white wedding gown on the streets of Beirut moments before the blast.
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Eight UCLA football players test positive for coronavirus
At least eight players on the UCLA football team tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the director of Los Angeles County’s public health department. 
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Hot chocolate in the tropics? The story behind sikwate, a delicious Philippines treat
On a 90-degree afternoon in humid Cebu, a merienda, or afternoon snack, might deliver a sweet surprise: an enormous mug of thick, velvety hot chocolate.
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Hot chocolate in the tropics? The story behind sikwate, a delicious Philippines treat
In Filipino cuisine, chocolate has a rich, delicious history that started with hot chocolate -- also called sikwate or tsokolate de batirol, depending on the region -- and has recently evolved into new culinary techniques and artisanal creations.
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DHS fires back at 'myths' Portland violence decreased due to fewer federal agents
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) pushed back Wednesday on claims violence decreased in Portland due to a reduction in the federal presence there, arguing instead that the relative calm stemmed from state and local authorities "finally" doing their jobs.
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Yankees’ Phil Nevin loses it on Angel Hernandez: ‘F–king bulls–t’
Add Yankees third-base coach Phil Nevin to the growing list of Angel Hernandez critics. A visibly heated Nevin was ejected during the first half of Wednesday’s doubleheader 11-7 loss to the Phillies after arguing a called third-strike on Yankees first baseman Mike Ford. The pitch, thrown by Phillies pitcher Trevor Kelley, appeared to be inside....
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Facebook Removes Trump Campaign’s Misleading Coronavirus Video
It was the first time Facebook took down a post by Mr. Trump’s campaign for spreading virus misinformation, but it did not signal a change to the company’s defense of free expression.
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Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi find common ground over coronavirus testing on Capitol Hill: 'Believe it or not, I agree with the Speaker'
It turns out that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., do agree on one issue -- whether rapid coronavirus testing should be required for lawmakers, their staffers and members of the media covering Capitol Hill.
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11 alleged MS-13 members arrested for sex trafficking 13-year-old girl
Eleven alleged members of the MS-13 street gang have been charged with sex trafficking after federal prosecutors say a 13-year-old runaway was repeatedly beaten with a baseball bat and forced into prostitution in northern Virginia.
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New York club pro Rob Labritz: I’m psyched for my next major shot
Rob Labritz, 49, has been the director of golf at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, N.Y. for the past 20 years. He is one of 20 club pros in the field at the PGA Championship at Harding Park. As told to The Post’s Mark Cannizzaro. SAN FRANCISCO — This week’s PGA Championship will be...
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No sleep for Florida resident with family in Beirut
Tuesday night was a sleepless one for Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident Dany Habr. Habr told WPLG-TV that he was checking his phone for notifications nonstop after hearing that his friend in Beirut was missing after a massive blast shook the city. (Aug. 5)       
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What's on TV Thursday: 'Killer Camp' on The CW; 'When Sharks Attack'
What's on TV Thursday, Aug. 6: "Killer Camp" on The CW; "When Sharks Attack" on National Geographic; "Restaurant: Impossible" on Food Network
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Hospitals damaged in Beirut blast forced to turn away patients
"I don't think we can handle what's coming," one doctor said, as crises have piled up on the Middle Eastern nation.
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3 teens arrested after jumping Mar-a-Lago wall with loaded AK-47
Three teenagers were arrested after illegally scaling a wall at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort while carrying a loaded AK-47 in a backpack, police said Wednesday. 
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Harvey Keitel talks newest, a real-life story of religious sightings
"There are many ways to experience faith. Life is about journeys."
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Cruise line held crewmembers ‘against their will’ without pay, lawsuit claims
A Florida-based cruise line has been hit with a class-action lawsuit by employees who say they were held “against their will” and “forced” to sign a document that allowed the company to not pay them while they were kept on board for months amid the coronavirus pandemic, court papers show. Crewmembers aboard the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line are suing the...
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‘Spying’ charges against Trump couldn’t be more absurd
President Trump’s rise drove a subset of American conservatives to sheer derangement. Symptoms have included unaccountable reversals of political positions and a burning desire to defeat every single sitting GOP officeholder. Now we can add new symptoms to the list: paranoia about state persecution. Benjamin Wittes recently succumbed to this malady. He ­bizarrely claims that...
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Twin YouTube stars Alan and Alex Stokes charged with staging fake bank robberies
The twin YouTube stars face criminal charges in connection with staging two fake bank robberies in Irvine, one of which involved an Uber driver who prosecutors said was not involved in the prank.
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Bellator 243's Sabah Homasi relieved to learn relatives safe in Beirut explosion
Secure in the knowledge relatives in Lebanon are safe, Sabah Homasi is able to re-focus his attention on his fight with Curtis Millender.        Related StoriesA free agent after Bellator 243, Michael Chandler keeping options openUFC 252 adds Jim Miller vs. Vinc Pichel to preliminary card lineupAfter successful lightweight debut at DWCS 27, Uros Medic still trying to figure out how his body works 
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Iowa Gov ends state's place as only remaining state to deny voting rights to felons
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued an executive order on Wednesday allowing convicted felons the right to vote, so long as they have completed their prison sentences, parole, or probation. 
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Biden says border wall construction will stop if he’s elected president
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that while he won’t tear down President Trump’s much-touted wall along the United States’ southern border with Mexico, he also won’t continue construction of the barrier if he’s elected president in November.
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Officer reunites with baby he saved from choking
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Andrew Cuomo’s dubious bid to keep the wealthy from fleeing New York
When it comes to socking New York’s economy with tax hikes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets it — for now. Unlike with his no-end-in-sight COVID restrictions. “I literally talk to people all day long who are in their Hamptons house who also lived here . . . or in their Connecticut weekend house, and I say, ‘You gotta come...
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Study finds DC journalists form 'microbubbles' based on Twitter activity
Critics of the mainstream media have long accused journalists of living in a "bubble" that doesn't reflect the rest of the country. A new study indicates that may be true, especially when it comes to Washington D.C.-based reporters.
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Fauci expects tens of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses at start of 2021
WASHINGTON – Drugmakers will likely have tens of millions of doses of coronavirus vaccines in the early part of next year, Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious diseases official, said in a Reuters interview on Wednesday, offering a more conservative view of the ramp up than some Trump administration officials. Fauci said there could be...
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Broken zoning rules are crippling NYC’s COVID recovery
New Yorkers have too many worries at the moment, perhaps, to think about urban planning. But the breakdown of the city’s land-use process should loom large for all of us. Last week brought the news that Industry City, an applicant for a zoning change in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is considering withdrawing its application and pursuing...
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Huizar's relatives not expected to face charges in corruption probe, prosecutor says
A prosecutor identified three relatives of indicted L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar as witnesses rather than targets of the ongoing pay-to-play probe.
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