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UPDATE 2-Merck buys Peloton to expand its kidney cancer treatment portfolio

U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co Inc on Tuesday agreed to buy Peloton Therapeutics Inc for $1.05 billion in cash, gaining access to the privately held company's lead kidney cancer drug candidate.
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Mets’ Jarred Kelenic nightmare keeps getting worse
Proceed at your own risk, Mets fans. Jarred Kelenic, the one-time Mets prospect dealt away in the Robinson Cano/Edwin Diaz trade, may be in the big leagues faster than you think. Kelenic, the Mets’ first-round pick (sixth overall) in the 2018 draft, blasted a pair of home runs in a Mariners intrasquad game on Monday,...
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Miranda Kerr had to make the first move with Evan Spiegel
Dating isn't always a snap for Victoria's Secret models.
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NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service faces crowded field
NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service is set to launch Wednesday, and it’s facing more than a few hurdles. The new video platform is banking on a cheap price that’s supported by ads as well as a catalog of shows like “30 Rock” and “The Office.” But it joins an already crowded landscape with well-established rivals like...
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‘Selling Sunset’ star Christine Quinn’s mother hospitalized following heart attack
"Not even being able to see her is really hard right now."
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Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty to sex trafficking, abuse charges
Ghislaine Maxwell pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges she helped traffic young women for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse. Maxwell appeared via video conference for her arraignment on a six-count indictment charging her with recruiting and grooming young women to be molested by Epstein. Prosecutors said she took part in some of the abuse herself. “How...
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Journalist Bari Weiss skewers New York Times in her resignation letter
On her way out, the New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss accused the publication of unlawful discrimination and a hostile work environment.
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US-Canada border closure to be extended another month, officials say
The US border with Canada border is expected to remain closed until at least August 21, two Canadian government sources with knowledge of the situation tell CNN, extending the ban on non-essential travel between the two countries for another month.
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France says ‘merci’ to coronavirus heroes on Bastille Day
PARIS — Medics in white coats replaced uniformed soldiers as stars of France’s Bastille Day ceremonies Tuesday, as the usual grandiose military parade in Paris was recalibrated to honor medics who died fighting COVID-19, supermarket cashiers, postal workers and other heroes of the pandemic. Yet for thousands of participants in a protest across town, the...
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NEOWISE comet spotted streaking over Stonehenge in incredible picture
A photographer captured a remarkable image of the NEOWISE comet streaking over Stonehenge this past Friday.
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'The View' co-host praises Gov. Cuomo's coronavirus response: 'Right' in all early efforts
Sunny Hostin said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the coronavirus was "just right on in all of the early efforts that we took early on."
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Trump repeatedly calls Alabama football coach by wrong name
President Donald Trump repeatedly referred to the University of Alabama's head football coach Nick Saban by the wrong name during a call on the eve of the state's Republican runoff race.
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Demand for robot cooks heats up as restaurants combat coronavirus
Robots that can cook — flipping burgers and baking bread — are in growing demand as virus-wary kitchens try to put some distance between workers and customers. Starting this fall, the White Castle burger chain will test a robot arm that can cook french fries and other foods. The robot, dubbed Flippy, is made by...
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New EnChroma glasses reduce red-green colorblindness: study
Seeing the world through rose-colored glasses might not be so bad after all.
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American woman caught in romance scam freed after being held by lover for more than a year
A man has been arrested for allegedly luring an American woman to Nigeria and defrauding her of $48,000, police told CNN on Tuesday.
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It's time to cancel 'The Star-Spangled Banner.' Here's what should replace it
'The Star-Spangled Banner' is likely racist and definitely a terrible song. Let's replace it with this landmark 1970s soul hymn to fellowship.
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Gen X faces more years of ill health than baby boomers, study suggests
People in their 40s and 50s are in worse physical shape than people in their 60s and early 70s were at the same age, a new study found. The analysis of 135,000 people in England suggested while Gen X is living longer, their lives aren't necessarily healthier.
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Whitney Port shares her at-home essentials
From spa-like hair and skincare products to the best-smelling candle.
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Controversial opinion writer Bari Weiss resigns from The New York Times, blasting paper for 'illiberal environment'
Bari Weiss, a controversial opinion writer for The New York Times, resigned from the newspaper on Monday, a spokesperson for the newspaper said on Tuesday.
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Former veteran hospital nurse assistant charged with murder for string of insulin deaths
Reta Mays is facing seven second-degree murder charges.        
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American Airlines reached out to Ted Cruz after he was spotted flying without mask
A Democratic operative photographed Republican Sen. Ted Cruz without a mask on a flight over the weekend — prompting American Airlines to review the matter after the image was posted online, and went viral. Cruz was snapped bare-cheeked Sunday — with a coffee in one hand and phone in the other — while flying with...
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Biden to push ‘green’ jobs in economic shift against Trump amid COVID-19
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is increasing his public focus to the economy as concerns mount about jobs and economic recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Here's how much each of the 2021 Ford Bronco models cost
There's one for everyone.
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Threats flood NYPD lieutenant’s department phone after BLM rally arrest
An NYPD lieutenant in Queens has been bombarded with more than 2,000 threatening calls and texts on his department-issued phone following a Black Lives Matter rally Sunday. The cop, who’s name is being withheld to prevent further harassment, was hit with the angry barrage of messages shortly after a demonstration in Bayside, during which police...
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More testing could help enable a safe return to school, economist says
The Trump administration is pushing to reopen schools as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the U.S. Some health experts believe more safety measures are needed. CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams reports on lessons the U.S. could learn from schools in other countries, and Paul Romer, a New York University economics professor and Nobel Prize recipient, joined CBSN to discuss how more testing could help children get back to school safely.
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Chrishell Stuase responds to claims she and Justin Hartley went to therapy
The "Selling Sunset" slammed her co-star, Christine Quinn, for her exclusive comments to Page Six.
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Nearly half of Americans have to quarantine if they enter New York
Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin join a group of now 22 states experiencing spikes in COVID-19 on which Andrew Cuomo imposed a quarantine.
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Lawyer calls first federal execution in 17 years ‘beyond shameful’
The first federal execution in nearly two decades was carried out “in the middle of the night,” as the condemned triple murderer was still battling in court to avoid his fate, his lawyer said Tuesday. Daniel Lewis Lee’s attorney Ruth Friedman said she wasn’t notified before her client was given a lethal injection at the...
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Join Charles M. Blow to discuss Trump and the worsening pandemic
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Peacock Sets Premiere Dates for ‘A.P. Bio’, Archie Panjabi’s ‘Departure’
Fans won't have to wait long to catch Glen Howerton's bad teacher back in action.
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New Mexico, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin added to NY quarantine list, Delaware removed
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that New York has added Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin will now need to quarantine, bringing the list to 22.       
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Police charge 4, including 2 teens, in death of rapper Pop Smoke
Police have charged two men and two teens with the murder of rapper Pop Smoke after a home-invasion incident in Los Angeles this past February.
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Charles Barkley, Draymond Green to be part of a new TNT show called 'The Arena'
Charles Barkley and Draymond Green will be part of a new show called "The Arena," a one-hour long NBA show that TNT will launch on July 20.       
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9-year-old New Orleans boy is the latest child victim of gun violence in the US
A 9-year-old boy killed in a triple shooting in New Orleans has become the latest victim in a spate of gun violence in July that has taken the lives of at least seven other children across the United States.
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China to sanction Lockheed Martin over Taiwan arms sales
China will impose sanctions on US defense contractor Lockheed Martin over its involvement in arms sales to Taiwan, it announced Tuesday.
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Brazilian cop stood on black woman’s neck in horrifying incident caught on video
Two cops in Brazil have been suspended after a disturbing video showed one of them standing on a black woman’s neck, according to reports. São Paulo Governor João Doria announced the cops would be investigated Monday after the woman, who is a 51-year-old owner of a bar, suffered a broken neck, the BBC and the...
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Sports transfers in California rise during 2019-20 school year despite coronavirus
CIF data show a small increase in transfers year over year despite the coronavirus outbreak slowing down transfers during the spring.
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Government office in Russia now has female humanoid assisting public
MOSCOW – A human-like robot designed to look and act like a female clerk has started providing services to the public at a government office in Siberia. The humanoid, with long blond hair and brown eyes, is serving customers in Perm, a city 680 miles east of Moscow. So far it only helps with issuing...
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Germany forbids Tesla’s ‘misleading’ autonomous-driving claims
Germany has banned Tesla from repeating what a court says are misleading advertising statements relating to the capabilities of the firm’s driver assistance systems and to autonomous driving, a Munich judge ruled on Tuesday. Tesla can appeal the ruling. The case was brought by Germany’s Wettbewerbszentrale, an industry-sponsored body tasked with policing anti-competitive practices. The...
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Tiger Woods readies to face something he rarely has in golf: No fans
Huge galleries have followed him around courses for decades, but few will witness his Tour return at the Memorial.
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Michael Che to star in HBO Max sketch comedy series from Lorne Michaels
“Please wear your masks so that we can go into production.”
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NYPD commissioner vows to catch killer of 1-year-old, says cops are 'disgusted'
The search continues for the gunmen involved in the death of 1-year-old Davell Gardner.
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Is Netflix introducing a ‘shuffle’ button for indecisive viewers?
Picking a program to watch can be exhausting after a long day.
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Michael Che Teams Up With HBO Max for Sketch Show
The six-part series comes from Che and SNL producer Lorne Michaels.
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Coronavirus infection unlikely in placenta, fetus: study
The human placenta and fetus are unlikely to be infected with COVID-19 due to minimal expression of SARS-CoV-2-related proteins and receptors in the placenta, a new study says.
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Zindziswa Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, dies at 59
She had been South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark since 2015.
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Peacock: What to watch on NBC’s new streaming service, how much it costs
The streaming service launches July 15.
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Manhunt for Kentucky woman after human remains found in burned-out car
Police in Kentucky are searching Tuesday for a woman wanted in connection to the burning of a car that contained human remains inside – which investigators believe belong to a man missing since June, a report says. 
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