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This isn’t the same Jordan Spieth making noise at British Open

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Jordan Spieth is two good rounds at Royal Portrush away from stopping everyone from asking him, “What’s wrong?’’ Spieth, who hasn’t won since his 2017 British Open triumph at Royal Birkdale, positioned himself to hoist a second Claret Jug after shooting 67 in Friday’s second round to move to 5-under par,...
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Heat advisories for the Northeast
The heat and humidity on the rise again in the Northeast. CNN Meteorologist Karen Maginnis has the details of how long these temperatures will last.
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Chicago officials put up a fence after the mayor scolded residents gathered at Montrose Beach
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot didn't hold back when she spotted large crowds gathered at Montrose Beach.
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A baby is among 7 injured after car crashes into Mennonite horse and buggy
A 7-month-old baby and six other people were taken to the hospital with various injuries after a car struck a Mennonite horse and buggy in the Finger Lakes region of New York state Sunday.
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One of India's biggest food delivery companies has introduced period leave
One of India's biggest food delivery companies says it will give all female employees 10 days of "period leave" a year — a significant milestone in a country where menstruation remains a taboo topic.
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Rachael Ray's upstate New York home damaged in fire
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Teen who shared photo of packed high school hallway says she's receiving threats
A teen who shared a photo of a crowded hallway at her Georgia high school last week says she has been receiving threats after the image went viral.
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How New Zealand went 100 days with no community coronavirus transmission
New Zealand has marked an enviable milestone -- more than 100 days since its last coronavirus case was acquired locally from an unknown source.
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This Lightweight Robotic Hand Is a Smart Rehabilitation Device
A new rehabilitative tool can help restore function to people with injuries and neurological conditions affecting their hands. The device is called the EsoGLOVE, and it’s a robotic hand engineered to help people get a grip. Jane Wang, co-founder and CEO of Singapore’s ROCESO Technologies, demonstrates how the soft, lightweight, computer-assisted glove guides fingers and thumbs to perform everyday tasks. Aging populations are a key challenge for many economies and technologies like the EsoGLOVE can be lifechanging. NOTE: This story was filmed prior to the coronavirus pandemic. Great Big Story encourages everyone to stay safe and continue to social distance. This Great Big Story was made possible by Singapore Tourism Board, Enterprise Singapore, and the Singapore Economic Development Board.
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How Recycling Flowers Can Save India’s Sacred River
Each year, about 8 million tons of flowers are dumped into India’s rivers. As flowers hold a sacred place in Hindu rituals, they are often thrown into the Ganges, India’s holiest river. Unfortunately, pesticides and other chemicals from these flowers are mixing with the water, exacerbating an ecosystem already plagued with pollution. Enter HelpUsGreen, an organization that has begun collecting the waste flowers and upcycling them into products like incense, soap and biodegradable styrofoam. Through the group’s efforts, they’re addressing an environmental threat while giving the flowers a new life. This Great Big Story was made possible by Kirloskar.
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Back to school season amid COVID-19, Tropical Storm Elida, Serena Williams: 5 things to know Monday
First students return to campus during pandemic, Serena Williams heads back to the tennis court and more news to start your Monday.       
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Azar in highest-level visit to Taiwan by U.S. official in decades
China adamantly opposes Washington-Taipei ties and, Taiwan said, sent fighter jets on provocative path as U.S. HHS secretary began his visit.
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Column: California should allow its voters to fill U.S. Senate vacancies — not the governor
In California, any vacancy in a statewide elective office can be filled by the governor, subject to legislative confirmation.
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New Zealand just hit a milestone in its fight against Covid-19
New Zealand marked 100 days without a local infection of Covid-19. The country appears to be a rare success story in a world that continues to grapple with the virus. CNN's Michael Holmes reports.
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College sports' 'Power Five' leaders are discussing postponing football season amid coronavirus concerns, reports say
Leaders from college sports' "Power Five" conferences discussed postponing the football season and other fall sports over the weekend amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports from multiple sports news outlets including ESPN, Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports, who all cited several sources.
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Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy media group, arrest founder
Tycoon Jimmy Lai's arrest was highest-profile use so far of new security law. One senior journalist said it could mark end of press freedom in Hong Kong.
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Indoor services at California church spark confrontation between protesters, congregants: report
Protesters and congregants clashed on Sunday after a California church held indoor services in defiance of a judge’s temporary restraining order barring the place of worship from doing so, according to a report.
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Texas mother-of-three found dead, ex-husband charged with kidnapping
A Texas mother-of-three was reportedly found dead over the weekend after her ex-husband allegedly shoved her into an SUV. Melissa Banda, 37, was allegedly kidnapped Thursday by Richard Ford, 40, and her body was found in a rural area of Hidalgo County one day later, KRGV reported. Ford was arrested late Thursday after witnesses reported...
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Coronavirus cases jump 40% in US kids last month: report
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Afghanistan to release 400 Taliban prisoners, paving way for direct peace talks
The Afghan government has agreed to release 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for direct peace talks with the insurgent group to end nearly two decades of war.
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6 French Aid Workers and 2 Guides Killed by Gunmen at Giraffe Park in Niger
The park is in the Tillaberi region, where jihadists linked to Islamic State killed four U.S. soldiers and five Nigeriens in 2017
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Nets ‘truly believe’ they can beat Raptors with playoff matchup set
With the Nets having gone 6-2 under interim coach Jacque Vaughn — with wins over the NBA’s top three title contenders — their confidence is sky-high. High enough to think they can beat the defending champs, after Sunday’s win over the Clippers clinched the seventh seed in the East and a first-round date versus the...
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California's public health director resigns amid questions about coronavirus test data
Dr. Sonia Angell, who held the position for less than a year, announced her resignation in an email sent to department staff on Sunday.
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Rizin FF 23 live results
Follow the results as they happen with MMA Junkie's live coverage of Rizin FF 23 in Yokohama, Japan.       Related StoriesNeil Magny vs. Robbie Lawler booked for Aug. 29 UFC event after Geoff Neal suffers health scareVideo: UFC 252 'Countdown' for Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 3MMA's week out of the cage: Conor McGregor, Dee Devlin announce engagement 
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Apparent drive-by shooting wounds 9 at family gathering in park
Victims all appeared to be young and all are expected to survive, Denver police say.
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Sterling Shepard, Leonard Williams are suddenly Giants’ elder statesmen
An entire locker room knew him as “Young Shep” just a few months ago. Now? “Dean Shep” is a more appropriate nickname for Sterling Shepard … if Leonard Williams will allow it. This NFL offseason marked a thorough passing of the old guard in New York, leaving Shepard — entering his fifth season at age...
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MLB postpones Cardinals' series against Pirates after more test positive for Covid-19
Major League Baseball has postponed the St. Louis Cardinals' series against the Pittsburgh Pirates after more test positive for Covid-19.
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Yankees quick to defend Gary Sanchez over dooming wild pitch
The box score blames Zack Britton. He accepts the fault, too. But Gary Sanchez can rarely sidestep all responsibility on a wild pitch. He can’t escape his reputation. With a tie score, runner on first and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning of Sunday’s game against the Rays, Britton threw a blockable...
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Pandemic plunging millions into extreme poverty
For the first time in more than two decades, the number of people living in extreme poverty is expected to rise. Experts say the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to erase years of hard-won progress. (Aug. 10)       
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#WeWantToPlay: Top college football players call for creation of players association
In a unified statement, some of college football's top players called on Power Five conferences to take several steps to make a 2020 season happen.       
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55 years after riots, Watts still bears scars
The Los Angeles community of Watts has been associated with a 1965 uprising. When some of this year's protests devolved into vandalism, Watts was peaceful. One resident says protesters learned that it didn't pay to burn their own neighborhood. (Aug. 10)       
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US surpasses 5 million Covid-19 cases
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Good Samaritan dies in California river trying to save 3 kids: report
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Bryson DeChambeau feels closer to first major win after strong PGA Championship
SAN FRANCISCO — Bryson DeChambeau made the best run of his career at a major championship, but still fell short despite shooting a final-round 66 to finish 10-under for the week and in a tie for fourth. “There [were] a few moments where I kind of got a spur of momentum,’’ he said. “It was...
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Protests in Belarus as disputed early election results give President overwhelming victory
Protests erupted across Belarus late Sunday after disputed preliminary results showed a landslide election victory for longtime President Alexander Lukashenko.
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Collin Morikawa wins first major of 2020
The 23-year-old is the third youngest to win the PGA Championship
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Fire rips through Rachael Ray’s home in upstate New York
A home belonging to celebrity cook Rachael Ray was reportedly on fire in upstate New York on Sunday night. Fire crews were battling flames at the home in Lake Luzerne, as the Warren County Sheriff’s Office told ABC10 the residence belonged to the television personality. Images showed the flames shooting through the roof of the...
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New York’s largest hospital network had to buy garden hoses to fix ventilators: book
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Opinion: Probable suspensions stemming from brawl vs. Astros could derail MLB-best Athletics
The MLB-best Athletics' great weekend vs. Astros was sullied somewhat as they now await likely suspensions following the Ramon Laureano brawl.       
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Elliott: Walker Buehler remains modest as he continues his quest for greatness
Walker Buehler understands how the Dodgers' success this season depends, in part, on his ability to develop into one of the MLB's best pitchers.
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College football 2020 fall season in danger of being cancelled
The college football season this fall is in serious jeopardy. Commissioners of the Power 5 conference met Sunday night to discuss if the fall season could be played as health concerns grow amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Associated Press. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby told the AP that no decisions have been made,...
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'I can't afford tuition': College students face financial strains, health concerns from pandemic ahead of fall semester
Millions of college students are grappling with financial challenges and health fears as they decide whether to return to universities this fall as coronavirus outbreaks spike.       
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Happy birthday, Antonio Banderas! 60 photos for his 60th birthday
You're looking nifty at 60, Antonio Banderas! The "Zorro" star turns 60 on Aug. 10, 2020. To celebrate, we've rounded up 60 photos through the years.        
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Collin Morikawa Wins the P.G.A. Championship, Delivering Moments of Magic
The 23-year-old, who turned pro last year, won in only his second appearance at a major tournament.
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Trump's big power move leaves workers in limbo
President Donald Trump's big executive power move ostensibly meant to support laid-off workers and stimulate the economy is already mired in confusion that threatens to leave millions of jobless Americans waiting in vain for help from Washington.
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Trump's big power move leaves workers in limbo
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August 9 coronavirus news
The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.
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New Jersey police shut down ‘pop-up’ house party with 300 attendees
A massive “pop-up” party promoted on Instagram was shut down by police in New Jersey on Sunday evening — less than a week after the state limited indoor gatherings because of the increase of coronavirus transmission rates. Three hundred carefree revelers — most without masks — were spotted outside a home on Wilson Drive in...
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Nets clinch 7th seed with impressive win over Clippers
The Nets came out and floored the Clippers with the best offensive quarter in the NBA all season. And they held off Kawhi Leonard & Co. the rest of the way with arguably their most impressive win of the restart. Brooklyn essentially led wire-to-wire for a 129-120 win against a Clippers team many feel will...
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