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Georgia teen is being persecuted for telling the truth
The reaction to Hannah Watters' now-viral photo of a hallway in her Georgia school crowded with unmasked people -- which she says she posted because it was "the right thing" but which has brought her threats in response -- reveals a staggering, but not surprising, breakdown in empathy, says Holly Thomas.
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This is when Earth won’t be able to sustain its digital data
Digital content is on track to equal half of Earth’s mass by 2245, according to new research. The research by Dr. Melvin Vopson, a senior lecturer at the U.K.’s University of Portsmouth, highlights the physics of information creation and the demands of storing vast quantities of digital data. “Assuming the current growth trends in digital...
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NASA’s powerful exoplanet hunter finishes primary mission — sort of
NASA’s most powerful tool for spotting exoplanets is TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. The spacecraft scans the skies for tiny dips in star brightness that reveal the presence of distant planets, even if we can’t directly see them. Now, after two years, TESS has officially completed its primary mission, but like many of NASA’s...
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Trump Says He Opposes Additional U.S. Postal Funding That Would Help Anticipated Mail-In Ballot Surge
The USPS' new leader has instituted operational changes that have led to delivery delays across the U.S.
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Chris Evans wants website to shield democracy
"Captain America" star Chris Evans is putting his personal politics aside to launch a civic engagement website and app called A Starting Point. (Aug. 13)       
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Five Bedrooms’ On Peacock, An Aussie Dramedy About Five Single Semi-Strangers Buy A House Together
Five people buy a money pit of a house together and become a family in the process.
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Watch: Lake fire spawns 'terrifying' fire tornado as it burns through Angeles National Forest
The National Weather Service called the Lake fire tornado, or fire whirl, 'an impressive and terrifying example of extreme fire behavior.'
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July 2020 was among the Earth's hottest months ever recorded
July 2020 tied with July 2016 as the second-hottest month ever recorded for the planet Earth, according to a report released Thursday.        
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Joe Biden Calls for National Outdoor Mask Mandate, Regardless of Age
Every American should wear a mask outside for at least the next three months, Joe Biden demanded Thursday during a virtual briefing on the coronavirus pandemic.
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WATCH: Illinois Boys' Lemonade Stand Robbed at Gunpoint
Two boys were robbed of their hard-earned money while running a lemonade stand in their front yard in Peoria, Illinois, last week, according to a surveillance video.
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Fortnite's maker is suing Apple after being removed from its App Store
The maker of Fortnite is suing Apple after Apple blocked the wildly popular online video game with hundreds of millions of registered players from its app store Thursday.
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Trump blocking USPS money over mail-in ballots
CNN's Chris Cillizza discusses President Trump's comment to Fox Business tying Trump blocking the inclusion of money for the United States Postal Service in a coronavirus relief bill to mail-in ballots for the 2020 presidential election.
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Trump admits to blocking Postal Service funding to undercut voting by mail
Trump says he won't approve emergency funding for Postal Service, raising the chances of political chaos in November when mail-in ballots flood in.
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Rochester airport to be renamed after Frederick Douglass
The Greater Rochester International Airport will be rechristened in honor of African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass, after a popular petition called for the air hub to change its name and pay homage to the author, orator and civil rights leader. On Tuesday night, local lawmakers voted to change the New York air hub’s name to...
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Arrest made in slaying of New York teen stabbed and set afire
A teenager died after he was stabbed and set on fire Wednesday in a Bronx apartment building, according to police.
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Brooks Koepka’s ‘regret’ has nothing to do with Dustin Johnson
Brooks Koepka regrets insulting “other” golfers, but not Dustin Johnson. As Koepka chased a fifth major title and assessed the field in front of him heading into the final round of last weekend’s PGA Championship, he seemingly insulted Johnson, then leading the pack, for having “only won one” major, as well as “other guys up...
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Amy Schumer ‘decided’ she can’t ‘be pregnant ever again’ after son Gene
"We thought about a surrogate, but I think we're going to hold off for right now."
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Joe Biden calls for nationwide mask mandate
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday called for an immediate nationwide mask mandate for the next three months, providing few specifics but saying the measure could save 40,000 people. “I hope we learned a lesson. Hope the president has learned the lesson. But again, this is not about Democrat, Republican or independent. This is...
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Woman’s body pulled from water between Brooklyn and Governors Island
The body was spotted in the Buttermilk Channel tidal strait between Pier 12 and Governors Island just after 1:30 p.m. today, according to police.
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Pelosi accuses Trump of being ‘afraid of the American people’ amid mail-in voting fight
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday accused President Trump of being “afraid of the American people” in his pushback against funding for universal mail-in ballots as part of a new round of economic stimulus.
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Navigating the housing market during a pandemic
Home prices are up in 96% of U.S. cities, but deals can still be found due to the impact of COVID-19.
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Mets' Jeff McNeil carted off the field after making sensational catch, crashing into wall
New York Mets outfielder Jeff McNeil was carted off the field Thursday afternoon after making a sensational catch in the first inning of a game against the Washington Nationals.
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Lebanon sees record number of COVID-19 cases following Beirut explosion
Lebanon saw a record number of new coronavirus infections last week — a week after the Beirut port explosion ravaged the capital city, killing at least 172 people and injuring thousands. The country reported 309 new cases — in addition to seven new deaths — on Monday, data from its Ministry of Public Health shows....
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New book examines impeachment trial of President Trump
Norman Eisen served as counsel for the House Judiciary Committee during President Trump's impeachment trial. In his new book, "A Case for the American People: The United States v. Donald J. Trump," he breaks down the investigation and suggests that the American people are the ultimate judges. He joins CBSN for a closer look.
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Seahawks' Kemah Siverand cut after caught sneaking female in hotel, attempted to 'disguise her as a player': report
This is not the start to his football career that Kemah Siverand was hoping to have.
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Arizona woman loses legal fight over Cuomo’s quarantine rules
An Arizona woman sued to fight New York’s 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers from hot-spot coronavirus states — arguing that it unfairly stopped her from helping friends move house and going sightseeing with her pals. But a judge this week tossed the suit, ruling that the restrictions in the middle of a pandemic were not...
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EMS workers are quitting. COVID-19 makes the job too risky
"I knew it would probably kill me if I went out there," says one emergency responder on his decision to retire early.
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Online learning during coronavirus hurts poor students most, California school survey finds
A recent survey of Southern California school districts showed that students from low-income families have struggled the most with online learning during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Thursday report.
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Biden on masks: Be a patriot, protect your fellow citizens
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris advocated for a national mask mandate following a coronavirus briefing with health experts. CNN's Arlette Saenz reports.
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LeBron James wins Sports Emmy for Muhammad Ali documentary
LeBron James’ production company won a Sports Emmy for their Muhammad Ali documentary.
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Netanyahu hails Israel-UAE deal as 'greatest advancement toward peace' in two decades
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday addressed the historic deal between his country and the United Arab Emirates, calling it "the greatest advancement towards peace between Israel and the Arab world in the last 26 years."
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SCOTUS: Rhode Island Mail-in Voters Don’t Need Witnesses
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday left in place an agreement that allows Rhode Island residents to vote by mail through November’s general election without getting signatures from two witnesses or a notary.
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Homeless man arrested for pushing 7-year-old girl to the ground in NYC
Police arrested a homeless man Thursday for pushing a 7-year-old girl on Staten Island because he didn’t like the look her mother gave him, police and sources said. “He didn’t like the way the mom looked at him,” a police source said. “That’s why he did that to the kid.” Vondell Cox, 20, was arrested...
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Nightstream Virtual Film Festival Will Launch In Time For Halloween 2020
Nightstream kicks off just in time for the spooky season, running Oct. 8 through Oct. 11.
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US calls to ease shower rules after Trump complains about his hair
The US Department of Energy released a proposal to roll back water efficiency standards for showerheads following President Donald Trump's comments that he was unable to wash his "beautiful hair properly." CNN's Bill Weir has more.
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American Airlines to drop flights to 30 US cities if requirement expires
American Airlines is planning to drop flights to up to 30 smaller US cities if a federal requirement to continue those flights expires at the end of next month, an airline official familiar with the matter said Thursday. American agreed to keep serving those smaller cities as a condition of receiving $5.8 billion in federal...
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Kamala Harris throws Trump off balance
Everyone knew that Sen. Kamala Harris was a frontrunner to get the nod as Joe Biden's running mate; everyone, it seems, except President Donald Trump and his brain trust of loyalists and paid staffers.
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CNN Business Exclusive: 109 year-old IBM is planning to take on Amazon. Here's how
When former IBM cloud leader Arvind Krishna took over the company's top job earlier this year, the move sent a clear signal about where the company sees its future.
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This famous Old Hollywood hotel is selling for $100 million to an unidentified bidder
An unidentified bidder last month set a $100-million base price for the posh Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills hotel, and no larger bids have emerged.
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Lakers fall to Kings in regular-season finale, wait to find out playoff opponent
The Sacramento Kings seemed motivated to get out of the NBA bubble in Orlando with a win, beating LeBron James and the Lakers, 136-122.
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NY Department of Labor stopped over $1B in unemployment fraud amid COVID-19
The state Department of Labor said that it identified and stopped more than 42,200 fraudulent unemployment benefit claims since COVID-19 hit the Empire State in March.
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Progressives find ways to embrace Harris pick despite primary doubts
The 2020 Democratic primary was riddled with progressive hand-wringing about whether Kamala Harris is some sort of double-dealing "cop" based on her career as a prosecutor and California's attorney general. That makes presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's decision to select the California senator as his running mate a potential liability as he works to coalesce progressive voters to his more moderate ticket.
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Save 30 percent on this wireless UV sanitizer that cleans in minutes
What’s that smell? Snug, unventilated sneakers are prone to bacterial and fungal proliferation. Not only does sweat serve as a nutrient for the bacteria, but the bacterial metabolism can, in turn, give your feet, socks, and shoes a pungent odor. Successively, infections such as foot cellulitis, athlete’s foot, and plantar worts can arise, which, if...
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Meredith Brooks blasts Kamala Harris for now siding with Joe Biden on Tara Reade allegations
Singer Meredith Brooks criticized Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris for siding with him after previously supporting his sexual assault accusers like Tara Reade.
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Trump, Pelosi, McConnell blame one another as Americans weather pandemic. Are coronavirus stimulus negotiations dead?
Negotiations have hit a standstill as Democrats and Republicans remain far apart on funding for priorities in the new COVID-19 stimulus package.       
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Progressive Jewish Groups, Palestinians Call Out UAE Normalizing Ties With Israel: 'Nothing to Do With Peace'
"The Palestinian leadership rejects and denounces the UAE, Israeli and U.S. trilateral, surprising announcement," a spokesperson for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said.
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Opinion: College football programs need to get comfortable with transparency or risk losing credibility
If college football programs are going to be secretive in their handling of COVID-19, then they won't have credibility when things get bad.        
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Ohio poll workers won't turn away voters who don't wear a mask
Election officials in Ohio are urging face masks at the polls in November's upcoming presidential election, but they are not making them a requirement.
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