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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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Despite What the White House Says, Unemployment Aid Doesn’t Encourage Workers to Stay Out of Work
In almost every political fight, you can count on one thing: the creation of a stereotype that can summon critics’ outrage and make its defense indefensible. Ronald Reagan’s 1976 bid for the White House introduced America to his twisted iteration of the “welfare queen” who exploited public assistance to live large. Hillary Clinton dubbed her…
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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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White House makes random coronavirus testing mandatory for staff
Until now, random testing for White House staffers has been voluntary.
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Juan Carlos I, Spain's former king, to leave country amidst scrutiny of alleged financial dealings
Spain's former king, Juan Carlos I, who steered the nation from dictatorship to democracy, says he's moving abroad amidst scrutiny of his alleged financial dealings.
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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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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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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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North Carolina bracing for soon-to-be Hurricane Isaias to make landfall tonight
With Isaias bearing down on North Carolina, the state is bracing for hurricane-force winds, torrential rain, flash flooding, and life threatening storm surge.
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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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Adidas takes 30 percent off Ultraboost shoes for Creators Club Sale
Adidas is kicking off the new month with an exciting sale deal on one of its most popular shoes. The brand is taking 30% off select Ultraboost sneakers for an exclusive Creators Club Sale. There’s a variety of colorways included in the sale — so you’re sure to find a pair that’ll fit your style...
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Peter Navarro on stalled coronavirus relief negotiations: Pelosi, Dems 'might be using workers as hostages'
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told “America’s Newsroom” on Monday that “what's puzzling and troubling” regarding the coronavirus relief discussions “is the idea that Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats might be using workers as hostages” to get to the “big deal that they want.”
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Coco Austin reunites with her dad after his COVID-19 battle
Steven Austin spent a month battling coronavirus in the hospital.
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Maryland cop accused of stealing guns, items from dead person’s home
A Maryland police officer is now facing numerous burglary charges after his boss received word that he “may have stolen firearms and other property” from a home where his department was investigating a death. 
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Demi Lovato has date night with fiancé Max Ehrich in sexy velvet dress
The star stepped out for a dinner date two weeks after her engagement.
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Taylor Swift's 'Folklore' becomes her 7th number 1 album
Taylor Swift achieved her seventh number 1 album on the Billboard 200 for her latest release “folklore.”
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Spain’s Former King Says He’s Leaving Country Amid Financial Scandal
Juan Carlos I did not name which country he will be moving to
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Vulnerable eastern China areas evacuated ahead of Typhoon Hagupit
China’s National Meteorological Center said Typhoon Hagupit is expected to come ashore between Zhejiang and Fujian provinces. Shanghai is expected to feel the effects.
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NAACP offers "race-conscious" investors a way to cash in
Civil rights group says its exchange-traded fund can deliver superior returns by empowering people of color.
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‘Hannibal’ Creator Pushed Back When NBC Wanted to Cast John Cusack as Hannibal Lecter
"I think the network wanted somebody that was much more poppy, much more mainstream, much more American," Fuller said.
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Construction resumes again on St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Construction at the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church began in Lower Manhattan on Monday — with hardhats fitting the first skylight into the dome of the 9/11-ravaged structure during a special ceremony. The house of worship on Liberty Street will finally be made whole after sitting half-finished for two years. “Thank you, to the...
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‘Surviving Jeffrey Epstein’ Subject Speaks Out on Ghislaine Maxwell’s Arrest: “I Do Believe That There Will Be Justice”
During TCA's summer tour, the crew revealed that Maxwell's arrest led to a complete rewrite of the docuseries' finale.
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Humpback whale injures Australian swimmer at Ningaloo Reef, reports say
An Australian woman was seriously injured Saturday while swimming with humpback whales at a tourist hotspot in Western Australia. The 29-year-old woman suffered fractured ribs and internal bleeding when one of the giant mammals hit her with its tail during a tour at Ningaloo Reef, according to News.com.au. She reportedly was hospitalized in Perth and...
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Take up to 65% off AllModern's furniture, home decor and more
Whether you're after an office chair that's actually comfortable to work in or a new ottoman to put your feet up on for a movie night, AllModern's August Clearance Sale is a one-stop shop for modern furniture, decor and more at super discounted prices.
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Listen to Episode 15 of ‘Pinstripe Pod’: Aaron Judge Is Unstoppable
Aaron Judge is a man possessed right now. Home runs are being hit all over the place. After the Yankees swept the Red Sox and won their sixth straight game Sunday, we present to you a brand new episode of the “Pinstripe Pod” with Chris Shearn and four-time World Series champion Jeff Nelson. Shearn and...
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Australian state imposes strict lockdown measures after declaring state of disaster
MELBOURNE – Australia’s second-most populous state Victoria entered its first full day under stricter lockdown measures on Monday, after declaring a state of disaster and imposing a nightly curfew in the state capital Melbourne, to fight a resurgent COVID-19. Below are some facts around the restrictions, the harshest in Australia, which has fared better than...
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Brian Austin Green wishes Megan Fox happiness amid Machine Gun Kelly romance
Megan Fox is now dating Machine Gun Kelly.
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Gwyneth Paltrow and mom Blythe Danner open up about beauty and aging
Talk about good genes.
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Nicole Kidman reunites with her mom after 8 months in coronavirus lockdown
Nicole Kidman reunited with her mother after spending eight months apart due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Former 'Ellen' Producer Insists Ellen DeGeneres Was Responsible for the Toxic Work Environment
A former producer for The Ellen DeGeneres show claims the host was well aware of the toxic work environment outlined in a series of recent investigations, and was to some extent even responsible for it.
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Chicago gun violence is rampant and 'it seems like no one cares,' Lawrence Jones says
A series of shootings over the weekend in Chicago left nine people dead and 25 wounded.
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'Bachelorette' star Chad Johnson strikes plea deal in domestic violence case
The former "Bachelorette" star, 32, pleaded no contest to one count of vandalism and one count of intimidating a witness.
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Why Keke Palmer 'expected' her 'Good Morning America' show to get canceled
Actress Keke Palmer opened up to Andy Cohen about her "Good Morning America" show, "Strahan, Sara and Keke," getting canceled earlier this year.
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Caitlyn Jenner calls Kanye West a ‘good friend’ amid bipolar episode
"I hope for the best for him," Jenner said Monday on "Good Morning Britain."
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Chipotle is using avocado pits as dye for its new sustainable clothing line
Chipotle wants its customers to eat — and wear — its avocados.
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Another doctored video of Nancy Pelosi goes viral on Facebook
Despite being labeled as partly false, the video remains up on Facebook.
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Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing H-1B Outsourcing
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday which curbs the H-1B outsourcing of jobs at government agencies, including the government-controlled Tennessee Valley Authority.
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Wildfire in Colusa County chars more than 500 acres
The Sites fire began Sunday afternoon in Colusa County, northwest of Sacramento. Firefighters made significant progress in containing the blaze overnight.
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