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Congress stimulus negotiations: Things are finally starting to move
The negotiators are, at long last, actually negotiating.
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How the coronavirus pandemic left millions of Americans without health insurance
In this installment of Eye on Money, "CBS This Morning" takes a look at how the economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic is not just costing jobs, but leaving millions of Americans without health coverage. More than 50 million people have applied for unemployment since the pandemic began, and nearly half of U.S. workers get their health insurance through work. One study found that an estimated 5.4 million American workers lost their health insurance in just three months. Michelle Miller reports, and CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins the show to discuss coverage alternatives and what Americans who lost their coverage can do.
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Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre alleges Prince Andrew used puppet of himself on victims
Prince Andrew once used a puppet of himself to allegedly grope Virginia Roberts Giuffre and another accuser in Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse — before an erotic massage in the “dungeon,” Giuffre claims in her manuscript. The alleged abuse — with the doll of the royal’s likeness from satirical British TV show “Spitting Image” — occurred...
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Moderna already got $400 million for a Covid vaccine that isn't available
Moderna, one of the companies working on a treatment for Covid-19, said Wednesday that it's on track to finish enrollment for a phase 3 study of its vaccine by the end of September.
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Over 98,000 New Yorkers still without power after Isaias ripped through NYC
More than 98,000 people were still without power in New York City Wednesday morning — a day after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the region, and knocked out juice to the second-highest number of Con Ed customers in the company’s history. Con Edison tallied 5,240 outages affecting 98,215 customers in the five boroughs as of...
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President Donald Trump calls NBA players kneeling during anthem 'disgraceful'
In a Wednesday morning appearance on Fox & Friends, Trump was asked about his take on the state of the league. Most players and coaches have kneeled.        
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Covid-19 rates are significantly higher among minority children and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, study finds
Covid-19 rates are significantly higher among minority children and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, according to a new study.
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27 million in U.S. at risk of losing health coverage amid pandemic
"We're seeing an unprecedented loss in jobs, and what's going to come along with that, is unfortunately the loss of health insurance as well," Kaiser Foundation Executive Vice President Larry Levitt said.
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New York Comedy Festival postponed until 2021
The New York Comedy Festival was set to take place Nov. 9-15.
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Colorado State football in chaos over alleged coronavirus ‘cover-up’
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado State president Joyce McConnell says she will launch an investigation into how the athletic department handled COVID-19 safety protocols amid a report that players were told not to reveal symptoms. The investigation stems from an article published in the Coloradoan on Tuesday. According to the newspaper report, Colorado State football...
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America's jobs crisis could be about to get even worse
America's fragile jobs market recovery, after just two months of improvement, appears to be losing steam as Covid-19 infections rise and federal funds for businesses begin to dry up.
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Kourtney Kardashian reveals her son, 5, shaved his waist-length hair: ‘I am not ok’
Kourtney Kardashian’s son Reign Disick no longer has long hair.
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‘A Knight’s Tale’ Is Now on Netflix, the Best Anachronistic Period Film of All Time
A Knight's Tale will rock you.
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Undeterred by potential Trump ban, outside digital organizers rally enthusiasm for Joe Biden on TikTok
Outside digital organizers are capitalizing on TikTok to drum up enthusiasm for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, amid President Donald Trump's potential ban of the short form video app.
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CDC warns of upcoming outbreak of life-threatening disease that targets children
The CDC is warning that it expects an outbreak of a rare, life-threatening disease that targets children, starting this month. The potentially deadly neurological and respiratory disease, acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, has resurfaced in waves every two years in the US since 2014 — and typically strikes between August and November, the federal Centers...
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Passenger on Alaska cruise tests positive for COVID-19, prompting quarantine, canceled sailings
Passengers are quarantining on the ship until Alaska "deems it safe for them to return home," after one passenger tested positive for COVID-19.       
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Man proposes to girlfriend with candles, burns down their apartment
A man in England made his fiery love for his girlfriend official by popping the question with dozens of candles, in a heartfelt display that accidentally burned down their apartment.
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Trump calls for first presidential debate to be moved up due to early, mail-in voting
President Trump in a "Fox & Friends" interview Wednesday morning called for the first presidential debate to be moved up, citing increased mail-in and early voting that will see many ballots cast in the presidential election before the first debate is held. 
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Fiona Hill, ex-Trump adviser who testified in impeachment, plans book on future of polarized America
Fiona Hill, a key witness in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry, is going to be sharing her views about the future of a polarized America.        
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Judge Rules Meghan Markle’s Friends Can Remain Anonymous in Privacy Invasion Case Against British Newspaper
Meghan is seeking damages for alleged misuse of private information, copyright infringement and data protection breaches
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Beirut explosion: Pompeo says US is ready to help, Australia donates $1.4M as international community responds
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was one of a number of high-ranking international officials to offer help to Lebanon in the wake of a devastating explosion that tore through Beirut on Tuesday, leaving at least 100 people dead and injuring thousands more.
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New York Times' digital revenue exceeds print for first time ever
The nation's newspaper of record is looking more and more like a digital shop, and it has the subscription numbers to show it.
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A nun on the radical possibilities of Christianity
A chapel on Santorini Volcano Island in the Aegean Sea in Greece on July 6, 2020. | Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images A conversation about love and suffering in Christianity. “One who lives in God lives in others because it is in the other that God is found.” That’s how Ilia Delio, a Franciscan nun and Catholic theologian, sums up her vision of Christianity. For Delio, much of what passes for Christianity today has become unmoored from the example of Christ. The result, she says, is an “abstract Christianity” that can’t really speak to the pain and loss we’re experiencing in this moment. I recently spoke with Delio as part of Future Perfect’s new limited-series podcast, The Way Through, which is all about exploring the world’s great philosophical and spiritual traditions for guidance during these difficult times. At the core of our conversation is the question of suffering and how we should respond to it. There’s a version of Christianity that is mostly about dogma and institutional power — that’s the Christianity I felt alienated from as a child. But there’s another version, a “Christianity of deed” in Delio’s words, that’s all about sacrifice and love — and that’s a Christianity I wanted to explore. We dig into what this kind of living faith might look like in the world, and what it would take to get us there. Subscribe to Future Perfect: The Way Through on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. 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. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires. Please consider making a contribution to Vox today.
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Deadly Beirut blast wiped out 85% of grain silos
The blast occurred at Beirut's port, which manages 60% of all imports for Lebanon.
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Trump: ‘Teachers in a certain age group’ should stay home in fall due to COVID-19
"If a teacher's in a certain age group, I think they shouldn't be going in and probably they'll have to wait until the thing goes by," Trump said during a "Fox & Friends" interview.
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The most alarming claims from USA TODAY's investigation into Texas Tech
SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports obtained Texas Tech's exit interviews with players from the past two seasons via public records requests. In addition to reviewing those documents and others, USA TODAY Sports interviewed 10 players, two former assistant coaches and two parents about the program.        
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New York health department investigating Long Island nursing home after CBS News report
As coronavirus nursing home deaths continue to rise across the country, CBS News took a look at policies in New York and Florida that allow COVID-19 patients into long-term care facilities, and spoke to a former employee of a nursing home in New York who alleges COVID-19 patients were not separated from other residents, which may have led to deaths. David Begnaud reports from Miami.
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Big Ten announces schedule of 10 conference games to start Sept. 5
The Big Ten plans to kick off its Big Ten college football schedule of conference games on Sept. 5 but leave flexibility due to coronavirus concerns.       
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Trump said he may deliver convention speech from White House
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he will "probably" deliver his Republican National Convention acceptance speech live from the White House after scrapping his plans to deliver the speech in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Oprah called a ‘fraud’ for calling out ‘white privilege’ since she’s so rich
"Why is Oprah, maybe the richest black woman in the world, trying to shame white people?"
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Astronauts describe trip home aboard SpaceX capsule and what they would do differently next time
Mark Strassmann speaks to NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who had a successful landing back on Earth. They describe their landing and what they can do better for next time. One astronaut's wife is going to be flying in the same capsule next year.
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Donald Trump: Black Lives Matter a 'Marxist Group' that Is Not Good for Our Country
President Donald Trump said Wednesday in an interview he believed the activist group Black Lives Matter was a "Marxist group."
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Jets mailbag: What new cap space means in lingering Jadeveon Clowney saga
You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Jets. [Jadeveon] Clowney would fill a big hole but at what cost? Problem is the Jets are not one player...
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Instagram's TikTok copycat Reels is now available in the US
Facebook has a long history of copying features from rivals, but even by that benchmark, Reels stands out.
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Magic Johnson's advice for baseball players during coronavirus outbreak: 'You can't be selfish'
Magic Johnson knows about changing habits in order to live through a virus as an athlete.
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JaMychal Green provides a boost: Five takeaways from Clippers' loss to Suns
JaMychal Green did his part in trying to keep the Clippers from losing to Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, scoring 10 points off the bench in the 117-115 loss.
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Between renting and buying, Unagi offers personal scooters with a subscription
Unagi subscription plan starts in New York and Los Angeles. Service says pandemic brought its scooter sales from "hundreds" to "thousands."       
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Coronavirus fears complicate Apple fire evacuation plans
Coronavirus concerns mean some fire evacuees head to hotels, not shelters.
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Hollywood & Highland is getting a big makeover that includes turning stores into offices
The $100-million overhaul of the Hollywood & Highland shopping and entertainment center will bring offices to the complex and a new name: Ovation.
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'How many Quibis make an episode?' An 'SNL' vet re-imagines 'Murder, She Wrote'
Former "Saturday Night Live" head writer Paula Pell comes to Quibi with "Mapleworth Murders," a short-form, star-studded spin on "Murder, She Wrote."
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How gay feminist composer Pauline Oliveros taught us to hear with more than ears
Pauline Oliveros was one of the most radical composers of her time. Listen to her "The Well & The Gentle" and be changed by the experience.
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As Trump threatens ban, TikTok says it wants to fight foreign interference in the November election
TikTok, the embattled short-form video app owned by a Chinese tech firm, wants to stop the spread of online misinformation and fight foreign interference in November's US presidential election.
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PEN America calls for Hollywood transparency on China censorship to 'protect artistic freedom'
The free expression advocacy group is encouraging greater transparency in Hollywood's dealings with China, as well as commitments to protect the globally released versions of films from Chinese government censorship.
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Instagram’s answer to TikTok is here
One of these things is a lot like the other. | Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Meet Instagram Reels, the 15-second video platform that looks exactly like that other 15-second video platform. Today, Instagram is releasing its most significant update since Stories in 2016: Reels, an editing tool that allows users to craft 15-second clips set to music with options to add timed effects, has officially launched in the US. Users can access Reels from the camera in the upper left-hand corner, where you would normally go to film an Instagram Story, and then flipping through to the Reels tab. There, you can search an audio database, upload video clips and splice them together, add text, and play around with the speed or other effects, like greenscreen. Rebecca Jennings/Vox The Reels video tool, featuring my cat. Rebecca Jennings/Vox Reels, my cat, and Taylor Swift. If this sounds suspiciously similar to a different very popular social media app, well, yes. Reels is essentially Facebook’s answer to TikTok, just as Instagram Stories were a pretty blatant copy of Snapchat’s own disappearing Story feature. Reels and TikTok are, for the most part, functionally identical, and Instagram is positioning it as such: as a place to hop onto trending memes and dances, to create goofy content, and perhaps, ultimately, to find fame. Beyond the fun new editing features, though, what Instagram likely really wants to replicate is the endless scroll of TikTok’s addictive For You page, which is personalized to each user and has been a huge key to TikTok’s success. While the Explore tab on Instagram theoretically exists for the same purpose — to show users content they might like but aren’t following yet — the launch of Reels coincides with a major revamp of Explore, which will now include a For You page-type endless scroll of vertical Reels videos. The launch comes just as TikTok faces mounting pressure from US leadership to sever ties with its Chinese owner, ByteDance, culminating in rumors that President Donald Trump will force a selloff. Facebook, which owns Instagram, has long considered TikTok a threat (Mark Zuckerberg tried to buy it in 2016). If Reels takes off, or if it replaces TikTok as the de facto platform for short-form time-wasting due to a political mandate outside TikTok’s control, that’s a huge win for Facebook. There are a few minor differences between the two: Reels has a feature called Align that makes it easier to line up clips for more seamless editing. On the new Explore page, Reels will also label certain particularly entertaining or trending videos as “featured,” meaning they’ve been hand-selected by a person to appear in your feed. A user’s Reels videos will also live in a tab separate from their Instagram grid, located next to the tab for tagged photos. Other than that, it’s basically … TikTok, but on Instagram. For better or for worse, judging by Instagram’s history, that may as well make it a hit. 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. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires. Please consider making a contribution to Vox today.
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‘Who’s the Boss’ Reboot In the Works with Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano
The classic sitcom is returning to the small screen.
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Trump claims children are 'virtually immune' to Covid-19
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Trump campaign, RNC sue Nevada over expansion of mail-in voting
The lawsuit takes aim at a new bill signed by Governor Steve Sisolak on Monday.
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Coronavirus relief must focus on jobs, not 'force' people to choose between work and unemployment, Hawley says
The coronavirus relief package should focus on jobs not some "$3-plus trillion dollars of bailout money for blue states of spending on special interest lobbying projects," Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., told "Fox & Friends" Wednesday.
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