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Widowed Swan Finds Lockdown Love After Tragedy
The swan had spent four years flying alone after her male partner tragically lost his life after hitting a building.
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'Fuller House' Season 5 Cast: Will Lori Loughlin Appear in the Final Episodes?
"Fuller House" Season 5 Part 2 sees most of the Netflix show's characters return for the concluding triple wedding—but is Aunt Becky among them?
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Stranded in Alaska, adventurer hitches lift home on historic aircraft -- with 24 dogs
What to do when you're stranded in Alaska by a global pandemic and are trying to get back home to Norway -- with 24 dogs in tow.
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WHO's Top China Official Said Beijing Gave Agency Coronavirus Information Minutes Before it Appeared on State Media
Meetings held by the WHO in January show a discrepancy between the U.N. agency's warm words about Beijing's transparency and its concerns it was holding back data, the Associated Press reported.
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NYC looting persists despite curfew, with Macy's among stores hit
Two arrests made at iconic store as rowdiness accompanies peaceful protests
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Looters make off with $20G in booze, upstate New York liquor store owner says
A family-owned liquor store operating for more than 40 years in Rochester, N.Y., lost about $20,000 in booze to looters over the weekend as George Floyd rioting continued, according to a report.
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Charles Schwab Challenge: Which golfer has the most wins?
Who has been successful at the event since its beginning?
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Floyd's family calls for calm as protesters undeterred by curfews
Hours after George Floyd's brother asked protesters to abstain from violence, the Minneapolis site where Floyd died last week was being treated as a sacred memorial.
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares cruise to three-month highs, dollar shows the strain
World stocks climbed towards three-month highs on Tuesday as the global coronavirus recovery effort won out over U.S.-China tensions and the worst civil unrest in the United States in decades.
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‘Naked and Afraid XL’ stars describe wearing clothes again after filming: ‘It was like a religious experience’
Gwen Grimes and Jonathan Bonessi had no qualms enduring the scorching savannah of South Africa for 40 days completely nude.
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Couple dresses as favorite TV and movie characters during lockdown, recreates 'Tiger King,' 'Star Wars,' 'It'
Two bored funnymen in England have set up hilariously elaborate photoshoots of their favorite TV shows in their backyard — including "Tiger King" and "Dr. Who."
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Iconic museums reopen in Europe as coronavirus restrictions lift
Monday let a brilliant ray shine through the gloom as several of the top museums globally reopened to flaunt their riches.
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'Law and order.' Trump returns to 2016 theme as violence spreads after George Floyd death
The whipsaw shift in tone underscored a change of direction as President Donald Trump grapples with the fallout from the death of George Floyd.        
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Michael Levin: George Floyd's death sickens me, so do riots. That's not my America. Who speaks for me?
The thug charged in the murder of George Floyd does not speak for me. Neither do the rioters on our city streets. So who does?
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Ancient people in the Kingdom of Judah may have gotten high off weed
More than 2,700 years ago, worshipers at a "holy of holies" shrine in Israel may have gotten high on weed. Researchers discovered burnt cannabis and frankincense at the site, which was located in the Kingdom of Judah.
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Sports Figures Add Their Voices To Those Of Angry Protesters
In the days since George Floyd was killed while in police custody in Minnesota, sports figures have started speaking out, too. Some even joined the demonstrations that have swept the nation.
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How To Get Sleep In Uneasy Times
Many people are struggling with insomnia like never before. Specialists explain why these times put an extra strain on our ability to get needed rest — and what to do about it.
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What Is #TheShowMustBePaused and Blackout Tuesday?
The music industry will shut down on Tuesday to highlight accountability for the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others.
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Caught Between COVID and DACA
Will the Supreme Court allow this doctor to continue to do the work she loves for a community that needs her most?
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Steve King’s Racism Won’t Be His Undoing
In the 24 years he’s been in politics, Steve King, the Iowa Republican who has spoken of immigrants with “calves the size of cantaloupes” and cautioned that Americans cannot “restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies,” has never lost an election. That could change today.The 71-year-old is facing a slew of well-qualified candidates in the state’s Republican primary. Interestingly, though, that fight hasn’t involved much talk of racism. Throughout the past few months of the campaign, King’s Republican opponents have chosen not to focus on King’s rhetoric; instead, they’ve endeavored to portray the congressman, who has been removed from three committee positions, as just another ineffective, complacent career politician. Which is to say that the message Republicans are sending to King is not a condemnation of his racist comments, but rather a broader denunciation for an even graver political sin: putting a safe seat in danger.King first flew onto the nation’s radar back in 2013, when he made the cantaloupes comment during an interview with Newsmax. Three years later, he warned on Twitter that “cultural suicide by demographic transformation must end.” In 2018, he met with a member of a Nazi-linked party in Austria, just after 11 worshippers were killed in an attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue. That year, King attracted a formidable challenge from the Democrat J. D. Scholten, a former Minor League baseball player from the area. King defeated Scholten in the November midterm elections—but only by three points, his closest margin of victory ever, and in a heavily Republican district.Read: [Why does Steve King keep winning?]The closeness of the race alarmed Republicans nationwide, and spurred King’s opponents in Iowa to action. Four Republicans announced challenges to King ahead of today’s primary: Randy Feenstra, a state senator; Jeremy Taylor, a former state legislator; Bret Richards, a local businessman and former mayor; and Steve Reeder, a real-estate developer. Feenstra, who has outraised King in the first quarter of the year by nearly $400,000, has earned the endorsement of party leaders like former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and the National Right to Life Committee and is currently closest to King in the polls. Internal polling from the Feenstra campaign released on May 11 showed King leading Feenstra 39 to 36 percent, a result within the margin of error.Many Iowa Republicans fear that nominating King today would risk their hold on his seat. King almost lost to Scholten once, and the Democrat is better known this time around. “King is a boogeyman and a fundraising motivator,” Douglas Burns, an Iowa columnist and the co-owner of Herald Publishing, told me. “If King is the candidate for the Republicans, there will be a massive amount of outside money that comes in to support Scholten.” Some GOP strategists fear that a King nomination could increase Democratic turnout in the district, jeopardizing Donald Trump’s chances of winning the state in November—and the reelection of Senator Joni Ernst, who is facing a strong challenge from the Democratic real-estate developer Theresa Greenfield.Unseating an incumbent, even one like King, is a struggle. Back home in Northwest Iowa, he still has many loyal supporters—people who feel devoted to him in much the same way that President Trump’s supporters have remained faithful through wave after wave of controversy. They view King as a victim of baseless media smears and political-correctness culture run amok. It’s just Steve being Steve, I heard over and over last August during a reporting trip to the district. “What is a racist anymore?” one Woodbury County man told me then. “Racist in the liberal logic is just somebody that doesn’t agree with what you say.”Since his narrow victory over Scholten, though, King has seen much of his political power wash away like Iowa topsoil. Republican leadership removed him from his posts on the House Judiciary, Agriculture, and Small Business Committees in January 2019, after King questioned the offensiveness of the term white supremacist in an interview with The New York Times. Representative Cindy Axne, the freshman Democrat from Iowa’s Third District, was appointed to the Agriculture Committee in his place. (In a dustup earlier this month, King claimed to have reached an agreement with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to be reinstated to those committees, but McCarthy has denied making any such agreement.)King’s declining influence in Washington has given his GOP foes an opening. The campaign is “not about re-litigating the controversial things he said,” David Kochel, a GOP strategist originally from Iowa, told me last week. “Voters are looking at this like, We need representation here, and we’re not getting it from you.”Many high-profile Republicans have abandoned their long-held support for King to embrace Feenstra in the past year, including Bob Vander Plaats, the Iowa-based head of the Family Leader, a social-conservative umbrella organization. “Not only should a person be a respected representative in D.C., but they should have a leadership position in D.C.,” Vander Plaats told me.Even the U.S. Chamber of Congress, which rarely endorses against Republican incumbents, has backed Feenstra, spending $200,000 in advertising on the race, and recently airing an ad to remind voters that King was kicked off the Agriculture Committee in the middle of a farming crisis. They’ve chosen to altogether avoid King’s past comments. “We like to stick to our lane,” Scott Reed, the chamber’s senior political strategist, told me.King’s primary opponents, too, have chosen to lean into their conservative bona fides rather than delve into the fraught territory of the congressman’s social-media posts and rhetoric. Feenstra, whose campaign did not return multiple requests for comment, touts his A+ rating from the National Rifle Association (compared with King’s A-), while condemning King for failing to deliver for the district. Taylor, another King opponent, told me that early on in his career, King represented the district well, but now there are simply too many “distractions.” When I asked why he doesn’t bring up King’s rhetoric on the campaign trail, Taylor demurred. “He’s a decent man,” he said, but “we’ll lose this seat if he’s the nominee.” Richards, the former businessman, said that he’s made a conscious choice to avoid condemning King’s comments during his campaign. “Congressman King’s granddaughter and my daughter will play volleyball and softball against each other,” he told me. “I’m not going to say anything bad where I can’t sit in the gym and look at his granddaughter at the end of the day.”The candidates, in other words, are each engaging in a form of triangulation—attempting to endear themselves to King’s supporters, while positioning themselves as a safe and preferable alternative. Nathan Lichter and Mark Saunders, two friends who work as feed-truck drivers in the district, told me they both plan on voting for Feenstra in the primary. They can understand the strategy. “A lot of King supporters have no problem with his racist comments, so it’s more trying to get them on board with I can do a better job,” Saunders told me.That approach could end up working for Feenstra. Nearly 70,000 Republican have requested absentee ballots so far in the Fourth District, after the state sent ballot-request forms to every voter, and 40,000 have already been returned, according to the Iowa secretary of state’s office. Compare that with the 2018 GOP primary, when a total of 39,000 votes were cast. High turnout will be good for Feenstra, Kochel said.Read: [The moral urgency of voting by mail]Yet despite all the resources and energy spent to take him out, King is likely to benefit from wide name recognition in the district, as well as from the splintered primary field. And all the fundraising in the world can’t change the sense of loyalty that so many Iowa voters feel toward him. “Journalists and pundits often make the fatal mistake of thinking that voters consider their ballot choices tactically,” Burns said. “They don’t. They vote with their guts.”And if King holds on, there’s no guarantee that Scholten’s second try at unseating him will be any more successful than his first. Asked whether he would encourage Republicans in the district to vote for Scholten if King wins the Republican primary, Vander Plaats, the Family Leader chief, was emphatic: “I would never say that,” he vowed. “King is going to represent the values of the people of the Fourth District much better than J. D. Scholten is.”
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Could Stop Paparazzi Drones Using California's Princess Diana Privacy Law
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex could tackle the paparazzi using a Californian law introduced after Princess Diana's death, legal experts tell Newsweek.
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George Floyd protest live updates: 2 officers shot in Las Vegas in separate incidents
The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in the U.S.
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Woods speaks out for 1st time since George Floyd's death
Tiger Woods is speaking out for the first time since George Floyd’s death, saying his heart goes out to Floyd, his family and everyone who is hurting right now.
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'White People Have to Change': Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Speaks Out on George Floyd Protests
Cuban said the racial divide in the U.S. was a problem that could be traced back to the white community and urged it to change.
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MLB owners, players revert to salary squabbles of old
Baseball owners and players have reverted to form -- the type displayed over the past half-century during eight work stoppages filled with salary squabbles.
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New looting send cities nationwide reeling as demonstrations over George Floyd's death continue to escalate
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Big Ten Commissioner Warren creates anti-racism coalition
The Big Ten's Kevin Warren, the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference, is creating a coalition to give the league's athletes a platform to voice their concerns about racism.
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George Floyd's Brother Asks Joe Biden to Promise Him Justice: 'I Don't Want My Brother to Be a Hashtag'
Philonise Floyd asked former Vice President Joe Biden to promise that "people will be held accountable" in his brother's death, according to the 2020 candidate.
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Governors Push Back Against Donald Trump's Threat to Deploy Military During Protests
The president said that governors should create an "overwhelming law enforcement presence" to stem violence amid the protests.
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Independent George Floyd autopsy differs from state's version
An independent autopsy paid for by the family of George Floyd conflicted with the state autopsy while his brother made a call for peaceful protests. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
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Australia's Woolworths to reward over 100,000 staff with shares for virus efforts
Australia's biggest supermarket chain Woolworths Group said on Tuesday it will reward more than 100,000 of its staff with free company shares for their efforts during a period of upheaval amid bushfires and the coronavirus buying frenzy.
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California man allegedly caught eating body of relative: report
A California man was arrested Monday afternoon after police said he allegedly murdered a relative and was caught by authorities eating her body, according to a report.
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New Zealand's PM Ardern 'horrified' by George Floyd's death
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that she was "horrified" by George Floyd's death, and welcomed peaceful solidarity protests in New Zealand, but noted that they flouted social distancing restrictions.
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'I Survived Cancer and a Surprise Divorce, I Know We Can Make It Through the Pandemic'
The entire world has had our ordinary existence ripped away from us in an instant—we're all dazed, stumbling and trying to rebuild ourselves. I've been in a similar position twice before.
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Tucker Carlson Questions How Donald Trump Can Protect Country After Fox Reporter Attacked Near White House
The Fox News host also said the ongoing scenes of unrest and rioting were a "distressing moment" for the president's supporters.
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'The Tonight Show': What Jimmy Fallon Said in His Blackface Apology
The TV host followed up his Twitter apology for a 2000 SNL sketch with an episode aimed at tackling racism.
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Continued curfews, primary races, Black Out Tuesday: 5 things to know Tuesday
Curfews imposed as protests continue, the music industry will protest the death of George Floyd and more news to start your Tuesday.      
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Coronavirus Spread Probably Won't Be Slowed Down by Warm Summer Weather in America, Study Suggests
Scientists compared data on cases and the weather in 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C.
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NYPD officer struck by vehicle in the Bronx in apparent hit-and-run, video shows
A shocking video posted on social media shows a New York City police officer being struck by a vehicle early Tuesday in what appears to be a deliberate hit-and-run.
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Gourmet home delivery is here to stay in Dubai
Many restaurants around the world have relied on takeout to stay in business while under lockdown. But in a city known for its fine dining, some of Dubai's top eateries are making gourmet home delivery a regular offering.
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Some police officers are showing solidarity with protesters in several US cities
Americans have been protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police for days on end in dozens of cities throughout the United States.
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Two-thirds of people put in neck restraints by Minneapolis police were black, department data shows
In the years leading up to George Floyd's death with his neck beneath the knee of a Minneapolis policeman, at least 58 people lost consciousness after the city's officers put them in neck restraints, according to a CNN analysis of use of force data from the police department.
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Emirates restarts flights but the flying experience won't be the same
Emirates restarted regular passenger flights with very new measures in place. CNN's John Defterios speaks to the passengers and the crew adjusting to this new normal in air travel.
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Fact-checking Trump: He's on a dangerous path that must be documented and discouraged
I have never encountered a politician so cavalier about facts, willing to attack for made-up reasons and bent on falsely depicting his achievements.       
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Welcome to 'Mockdown': London Comes out of COVID-19 Quarantine as Camden Market Reopens
You are allowed to go out but you should stay at home but you should support local businesses but you mustn't gather in groups, unless it's outside. But stay at home.
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Sacramento Kings Announcer Placed on Leave for 'All Lives Matter' Comment on Twitter
Grant Napear, the franchise's play-by-play TV announcer, has been temporarily suspended by Sacramento radio station KHTK.
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Today on Fox News: June 2, 2020
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Nearly 26,000 nursing home residents have died during coronavirus pandemic: federal report
Nearly 26,000 nursing home residents have died and more than 60,000 were infected as the coronavirus tore through U.S. facilities within recent months, according to a government report on Monday.
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