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‘Got milk?’ ads return as sales rise amid pandemic
The dairy industry has a familiar question for you: “Got milk?” Six years after the popular tagline was retired, “Got milk?” ads are back. A dairy industry-funded group is reviving the campaign, hoping to prolong the boost milk has gotten during the pandemic. US milk sales have been in freefall for decades as choices grew...
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Browns' Odell Beckham Jr.: NFL shouldn't hold season amid coronavirus pandemic
Odell Beckham Jr. ridiculed team owners and said he "wouldn't mind" not having a season, though the Browns WR has not opted out.        
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TikTok will be ‘out of business’ if it doesn’t sell by next month, Trump says
President Trump on Monday said that popular social media platform TikTok will be “out of business” in the US if it doesn’t reach a deal to sell its American operations by mid-September. The president comments to the media confirmed a previous blog post from Microsoft — which is currently in discussions with Beijing-based TikTok parent...
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Horse farm creates retreat for combat veterans
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COVID survivors push for plasma donations
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Landlord sues Old Navy for $231K in unpaid rent
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Grandmother wants school to remove BLM sign
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Pregnant woman killed, baby fighting for life
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Cops: Man kills Burger King worker over order
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New hot air balloon gives lift to ride business
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Businesses feel targeted by reopening rollback
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Zoo apologizes for treatment of African man
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Ferrari’s orders accelerate despite profit drop
Ferrari trimmed its full-year earnings forecast on Monday after second-quarter income fell 60 percent due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but said orders were “very strong,” sending the luxury carmaker’s shares up nearly 4 percent. Chief Executive Louis Camilleri told analysts that last quarter’s order book was up double digits (percentage) in absolute...
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High school football participation continues decline in California
Football participation drops to 89,756, the fifth consecutive year of decline at California's high school level.
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NBA live updates: Scores, standings as Monday's games tip off
We're through the first weekend of seeding games inside the bubble campus in Orlando, Florida, and the NBA is well and truly back.        
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Trump Says Microsoft Can Bid for TikTok
The president said he did not object to a potential acquisition of the Chinese-owned app, retreating from comments about banning the service.
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Tom Brady jokes about upgrade after iPhone 6 revelation
Treat yourself, Tom. The 43-year-old Florida man is contemplating an overdue smartphone upgrade for his birthday after it was revealed on Saturday that Brady is still using an antiquated iPhone 6 plus. “Thank you for the bday wishes!! Might treat myself to a new iPhone this year…,” the Buccaneers quarterback wrote cheekily in a quote-tweet...
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Biden staffs up and launches new ads in Texas
Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign is beefing up its presence in Texas, a longtime ruby red state that recent polls suggest is up for grabs between the Democratic challenger and President Trump in November's general election.
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Texas city commissioner killed in gun battle with cops during domestic call
A city commissioner in Texas whose girlfriend and her 4-year-old son were wounded was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with police after a five-hour standoff, according to reports. Sullivan City Commissioner Gabriel Salinas, 39, barricaded himself inside his Mission home on Thursday night after a neighbor reported that the official’s girlfriend, also 39,...
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Braves vs. Mets: Jacob deGrom will end Amazin’s skid
Adios. Yoenis Cespedes was a no-show Sunday. Word is Cespedes, batting .161, is opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID concerns or concerns about playing time that would prevent him from obtaining big bonuses. But insiders tell Stitches that he saw a cardboard cutout of a wild boar in the stands. Amazin! You...
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Barack Obama omits AOC’s name while endorsing New York Democrats
Obama released the list of candidates he supports on Twitter. It's possible he will add additional New Yorkers closer to the election.
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Dad of 7 dies a hero after saving his kids’ lives from a riptide
"There are no words to describe the pain."
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Two teens in Florida die of coronavirus complications
Two teenagers in Florida have died from Covid-19 complications, according to data posted by the Florida Department of Health. The teens were between the ages of 14 and 17, the department said.
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Even Andrew Lloyd Webber agrees: The 'Cats' movie was 'ridiculous'
Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has weighed in on the recent film adaptation of "Cats," his hit musical that premiered in 1981. Spoiler: He wasn't a fan.
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NASA administrator on historic SpaceX Crew Dragon mission
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule safely returned to Earth on Sunday afternoon, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico with two astronauts on board. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine joined CBSN to discuss the historic mission.
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Larry Bird looks just like this tomato
A photo recently surfaced on social media of a tomato with a shocking resemblance to NBA Hall of Famer Larry Bird. Once the photo hit Twitter on Friday, it immediately went viral. People are hard at work voicing their opinions on the second coming of the Boston Celtics legend. Next to photos of Bird, it...
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Reaganland Is the Riveting Conclusion to a Story That Still Isn’t Over
Rick Perlstein’s epic series shows political history and cultural history cannot be disentangled.
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Trump threatens legal action after Nevada passes bill to expand mail-in voting
Trump said he would challenge a Nevada bill that would automatically send mail-in ballots to voters ahead of November's election.        
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White House makes random coronavirus testing mandatory for staff
Until now, random testing for White House staffers has been voluntary.
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Stanley Cup winner shares dark moments confronting dyslexia
Tears streamed down Brent Sopel’s face as he watched himself on screen, summoning the courage to detail the darkest moments of his lifelong struggles with dyslexia.
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Buccaneers' Tom Brady suggests he might upgrade this item as birthday treat
Tom Brady turned 43 years old on Monday and he might splurge on an upgrade for himself.
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Steve McQueen’s ‘Lovers Rock’ to open New York Film Festival
The movie is part of the filmmaker’s Small Ax anthology series.
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Jonathan Isaac's Orlando Magic Jersey Sales Skyrocket After He Stands for National Anthem
The Orlando Magic's Johnathan Isaac has become a new national sports hero as his jersey soars near the top top spot behind only LeBron James, after the player stood for the national anthem last week.
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Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. on 2020 season: 'I’m prepared for it to not happen'
Odell Beckham Jr. said in an interview published Monday that the NFL wasn’t “ready for football season” as the first games of the first week of the season are about a week away.
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Two Texas high school football coaches who had COVID-19 turn to preparations for season
These two high school football coaches in Texas says their experience having COVID-19 brings valuable perspective to the coming season.       
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Stash House Search Finds 51 Migrants in Texas near Border
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with state and local law enforcement to shut down a human smuggling stash house near the Texas border with Mexico. The raid on the house located about five blocks from the Rio Grande River led to the apprehension of 51 migrants.
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Washington’s running backs are a versatile group, setting up a competitive position battle
One of the team's deeper units, Washington's running backs will take on different responsibilities in Scott Turner's offense.
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Public ideas for Mississippi flag: Magnolias, stars, beer
Magnolias, stars, guitars, beer cans, crawfish, a Gulf Coast lighthouse
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2 teen lacrosse players score goal in fight against hunger
Owen Estee and Zach Appel found a way to both teach the sport that they love and help feed people in need when their lacrosse season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Who Is Latif Nasser, the Host of ‘Connected’ on Netflix?
It's time to learn about the man behind this recognizable voice.
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The 6 most interesting Michigan races to watch in Tuesday’s primary
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) speaks at the opening plenary session of the NAACP 110th National Convention at COBO Center on July 22, 2019, in Detroit, Michigan. | Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Rep. Rashida Tlaib is facing off against a Democratic primary challenger on Tuesday. After its surprise swing for President Donald Trump in 2016, Michigan will be one of the most highly watched states in the 2020 election. Though the biggest question on everyone’s mind is whether Democrat Joe Biden can reclaim this Midwestern state, Michigan is boasting a number of other competitive races in November, including Sen. Gary Peters’s (D) bid for reelection and a slew of House races flipped by moderate Democratic candidates in 2018. Right now, the polls for Biden and the Democrats look pretty good. The RealClearPolitics and FiveThirtyEight polling averages for the state both show Biden leading Trump by about eight points. “Michigan is moving out of the very top tier of swing states,” Michigan State University political scientist Matt Grossman told Vox. Numerous members of the House from Michigan, including Reps. Debbie Dingell and Elissa Slotkin, have cautioned Democrats to not get too comfortable, but Trump’s campaign has temporarily stopped putting up television ads in the state — ceding valuable airtime to Biden. “Trump is in much worse condition now than he was” even in 2018, said longtime Michigan pollster Bernie Porn, president of EPIC-MRA polling. Coronavirus and the lasting economic decline are driving the drop, Porn noted, adding the president’s aggression toward nationwide protesters hasn’t helped him in Michigan. Trump’s performance in November could have big implications for down-ballot races in the state as well, including Peters’s competitive Senate race and freshman Reps. Elissa Slotkin and Haley Stevens’s attempt to keep swing districts blue. If Trump has a weak result in Michigan, it could impact the entire GOP ticket. While Michigan’s Senate race is a big draw for November, it’s less exciting on Tuesday; both Peters and Republican John James are running unopposed. But there are a number of primaries for US House races, including a Democratic primary opponent challenging outspoken progressive Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and Democratic and Republican primaries to replace outgoing libertarian Rep. Justin Amash. Michigan polls will close at 9 pm ET, and Vox will have live results powered by our partners at Decision Desk. Until then, here’s what you need to know about the most important races. Michigan US Senate race The Michigan Senate race will be pretty quiet on Tuesday, but it will be an important one to watch in the fall. Michigan is one of just two opportunities Senate Republicans have to flip a Democratic seat. Still, actually beating incumbent Sen. Gary Peters could be much easier said than done. This year, Peters will face Army veteran and businessman John James, who ran against Peters’s fellow Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D) in 2018 and lost — albeit narrowly. Peters was first elected to the US Senate in 2014, after a tenure in the US House of Representatives. Peters is certainly not known for seeking the spotlight; he keeps a relatively low media profile, and polling reveals a sizable chunk of Michigan voters don’t recognize him. “Peters is the sort of least-known of the incumbents running for reelection; he just doesn’t have much of an image,” said Grossman. “Other than Alabama, it’s the Republicans best offense.” But the booming economy hoped for by James and other Republican candidates who tied themselves close to Trump has evaporated. Even though James has out-fundraised the incumbent, Peters has a healthy lead in the polls. The Peters campaign in particular has gone after James for his past statements in favor of defunding the Affordable Care Act, and James has softened his rhetoric on the issue. “Peters is running well among independents, getting 67 percent of the independent vote,” Porn told Vox. As for James, “Right now in his messaging, he’s trying to erase association with Trump.” Michigan’s Third Congressional District Libertarian and outspoken Trump critic Rep. Justin Amash was first elected to represent the Third Congressional District in 2010. After switching his party from Republican to independent in 2019 (before switching to the Libertarian Party), Amash announced he was stepping down. Amash’s departure has set up a competitive Republican primary to replace him. The GOP contenders on Tuesday include Iraq War veteran Peter Meijer, state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis, veteran Tom Norton, entrepreneur Joe Farrington, and attorney Emily Rafi. Meijer has the most money and national backing, including from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R). But Meijer’s opponents have also attempted to paint him as not friendly enough to Trump, according to local news site MLive. Whether that hurts Meijer or helps him in an uncertain political environment for the president remains to be seen. The winner will face Democrat Hillary Scholten, an immigration attorney who is running unopposed. Scholten has outraised her Republican opponents, a promising sign that the race could be competitive. This district tends to be Republican, and Cook Political Report rates it Lean Republican, but Democrats are very much hoping to put it in play in the fall. Michigan’s Eighth Congressional District A field of Republicans is squaring off to see who will challenge Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D), the moderate Democrat who flipped the district in 2018. The Eighth Congressional District encompasses parts of Lansing and its suburbs, and Trump won it in 2016 before Slotkin beat Republican Rep. Mike Bishop in 2018. Bishop is not attempting to reclaim his old seat; the Republican candidates vying in Tuesday’s primary include former attorney Paul Junge, attorney Kristina Lyke, and businessman and veteran Alan Hoover. Still, Slotkin has the backing of the Democratic party and significant fundraising. A former CIA analyst, Slotkin was one of a number of women with backgrounds in the military or US intelligence to be elected to Congress in 2018. Michigan’s 10th Congressional District With incumbent Rep. Paul Mitchell (R) retiring this year, this district that sits on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula (the so-called “thumb” of the mitt) is open. Republicans hoping to replace Mitchell include state Rep. Shane Hernandez, businesswoman Lisa McClain, and retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Doug Slocum. Democrats Kimberly Bizon, the 2018 nominee, and Army nurse Kelly Noland are also running. This district is rated Solid Republican by Cook, so whoever wins the Republican primary will likely win the seat in November. Michigan’s 11th Congressional District Republicans are also gearing up to face first-term Rep. Haley Stevens (D). Like Slotkin, Stevens flipped this formerly Republican-held district in 2018, beating Rep. Lena Epstein (R). The district, which sits in Detroit suburbs, narrowly went for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Epstein is forgoing a rematch in 2020, leaving the competition to Republicans like lawyer Eric Esshaki, former fashion designer Carmelita Greco, director of diversity for the district’s GOP Committee Whittney Williams, businessman Frank Acosta, and former Rep. Kerry Bentivolio. Most of the Republicans running on Tuesday have little political experience. Although the 11th Congressional District was considered very competitive in 2018, Cook Political Report has moved it to Lean Democratic in 2020. Stevens has done a lot of fundraising and has the full support of the Democratic party. Michigan’s 13th Congressional District Unabashed progressive and member of “The Squad” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) is up for reelection in 2020. In this safely Democratic district, her primary face-off against Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones — an influential Detroit politician whom Tlaib had run against in the past — will be where the action is.Jones won a 2018 special election to replace the district’s former longtime Rep. John Conyers, who resigned in 2017. But Tlaib narrowly edged out Jones in the August 2018 primary election and prevailed in November, even after Jones launched a write-in campaign. Even though she has been critical of House Democratic leadership in the past, Tlaib recently secured House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s endorsement. “Rep. Rashida Tlaib is a tireless advocate for the residents of Michigan’s 13th Congressional District,” Pelosi said in a statement. “Her leadership has secured critical funding to stop water shutoffs and replace lead pipes.” Tlaib has an advantage as the incumbent, but she and Jones have been in close matchups before. This race will be one to watch. Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. 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Column: Trump says mail-in voting will be a disaster. So why isn't he trying to prevent that?
Mail-in balloting will definitely complicate November's presidential election. But Trump would rather tweet apocalyptic predictions than ensure it goes smoothly.
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‘Married At First Sight’ gets huge 6-season renewal on Lifetime
Also in the works: spinoff series "Married at First Sight: Unmatchables."
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‘The Aryan nation will rule the world’: White supremacist goes berzerk in Florida restaurant
A self-declared white supremacist tattooed with swastikas went on a profanity-laced tirade at a Florida restaurant, where he struck a female worker and threatened to sexually assault a woman seated at a table, according to a report. The lunatic — identified as Nicholas Arnold Schock, 36, of Wachula — was caught on video Friday at...
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Successful small business annihilated by pandemic
Business was growing so strongly at the Montclair Social Club that the owner was constructing an event space in addition to the restaurant. The pandemic shut down those dreams. (August 3)       
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Koepka's biggest challenge is history in bid for 3 in a row
Peter Thomson might have been up to his old tricks. He once described the Americans as the “greatest collection of golfers in the world” right before he captained an International team that annihilated the U.S. in the 1998 Presidents Cup.
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