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Fleet Week 2019 starts Wednesday morning as 11 American and two Canadian vessels reach New York Harbor in the annual Parade of Ships down the Hudson. Most will dock and open for free public tours during the week. For exact times in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island, and for a host of events across the...
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More than 360 Elephants die from mysterious causes in Botswana
More than 360 elephants have died in mysterious circumstances in Botswana in the past three months, according to local conservationists.
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Indoor vs. outside dining: Which restaurant tables are safer?
Americans are flocking to their favorite restaurants again, especially those that have set up outdoor and indoor seating that follows the rules of social distancing. Is that safe enough to protect you from Covid-19? CNN asked infectious disease experts.
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'It looks like a virus': Australia's new trade logo proves controversial
Partly inspired by Aboriginal art and culture, a new logo promoting Australia's interests overseas has proven divisive, with some likening the design to depictions of the coronavirus.
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Colorado accused killer under probe – for renting out his swimming pool
Robert Feldman isn’t due in court until September to stand trial for allegedly killing his wife in 2015.
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Protesters light fire outside federal courthouse in Portland
Protesters in Portland, Ore. Wednesday night started a bonfire underneath the historic Elk statue near the Multnomah County Justice Center and ripped off wood boards used protecting the windows of the federal  courthouse for firewood and barricades.
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Myanmar landslide kills at least 50 at jade mine: report
A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed 50 people Thursday, the central government said, though a local lawmaker said the toll was nearly twice as high.
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How Lewis Hamilton is carving his legacy off the F1 track
Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton will forever be remembered as one of the greatest drivers in F1 history, but his legacy off the track - fighting for racial equality - will arguably be remembered more.
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Golden Gate Bridge makes ‘screeching’ sound some say caused physiological distress: report
Officials are working to quiet the noise
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'It's been an exponential increase.' Hospitals prepare for another surge as Covid-19 cases climb
Inside a Houston hospital partly transformed into a coronavirus specialty unit, one doctor says he expects to reach capacity in the next 14 days.
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Texas bar owners stage ‘Bar Lives Matter’ protest against governor
Bar owners in Texas staged a protest in reaction to the state’s order to shut them down for a second time due to the coronavirus, reports said. Tee Allen Parker, owner of the Machine Shed Bar and Grille, named Tuesday’s event “Bar Lives Matter” in an apparent reference to the Black Lives Matter movement against...
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Missouri man freed from prison with help from WNBA star
WNBA star Maya Moore put her career on hold to help Jonathon Irons, 40, who was just 16 when he was convicted and sentenced to 50 years in prison.
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Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard not sure NBA players will follow bubble protocols
One star doesn’t think his fellow NBA players will follow all the rules and protocols in the bubble when the league restarts on July 30 at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. “My confidence ain’t great,” Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard said with a laugh in an ESPN.com report on Wednesday. “My confidence...
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COVID-19 has derailed health care for many Americans, causing countless deaths
We know from other crises that deferred care compounds suffering.       
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CNN speaks to only Hong Konger on committee that drafted controversial law
China's National People's Congress standing committee is the elite legislative body that drafted, reviewed and fast-tracked the Hong Kong national security law behind closed doors. There's only one delegate from Hong Kong on the committee. CNN's Will Ripley speaks to Tam Yiu-chung.
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Another Unwanted U.S. Record: 50,000 New Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day
Johns Hopkins University's tracking site shows almost 2.7 million confirmed cases in the U.S. as of Wednesday. Total U.S. deaths from COVID-19 are more than double those of Brazil, which ranks second.
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New security law sparks protests in Hong Kong
For a second summer in a row, political unrest has returned to the streets of Hong Kong.
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Harvard grad blames Trump supporters after ‘stab’ video costs her Deloitte job
She’s a Harvard graduate, but a Connecticut woman apparently learned this week that words and actions can have consequences.
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In California, the death penalty is all but meaningless. A life sentence for the Golden State Killer was the right move
"He is the real-life version of Hannibal Lecter," Sacramento County Dist. Atty. Anne Marie Schubert told reporters
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US hits another bleak coronavirus milestone but expert says there's still time to turn things around
The US set another record for new coronavirus cases days before the July Fourth weekend -- with at least 23 states pausing reopening plans to combat the spreading infections.
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Partisan divide over virus deepens as Republicans push Trump on masks
The debate over the biggest threat to our public health in a century has become hopelessly politicized, and the same goes for the seemingly common-sense practice of wearing a mask.
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LAPD Funding Has Been Slashed by $150 Million, Reducing the Number of Officers
The move comes amid a nationwide campaign to “defund” police in the wake of George Floyd's death
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Jade Mine Collapse in Myanmar Kills at Least 103
As many as 100 others remained missing after a huge pile of muddy waste collapsed into an open pit in northern Myanmar, triggering a flood, an official said.
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Seattle’s CHOP may be cleared, but political fallout could linger
Seattle police on Wednesday forcefully cleared out "CHOP," the infamous protest zone in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, after weeks of protests that culminated with two fatal shootings that forced the city's Democrat leadership to finally act after facing weeks of mounting scrutiny.
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Music teacher in semen-tainted flute incident to plead guilty
A California music teacher accused of giving elementary school students woodwind instruments with his semen inside has reportedly agreed to plead guilty to state and federal charges. John Edward Zeretzke, 61, will make the plea in relation to one federal count of production of child pornography and several state charges of lewd acts with a...
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Caroline Manzo breaks silence following the arrest of sister Dina's ex-husband: 'We are heartbroken'
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Caroline Manzo has spoken out after the arrest of Thomas Manzo, ex-husband to her sister Dina Manzo.
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Catholic priest who labeled Black Lives Matter movement and organizers 'maggots and parasites' in church newsletter suspended
A bishop suspended a suburban Indianapolis Catholic priest from public ministry on Wednesday for comparing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers to “maggots and parasites” in a recent church bulletin.
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Mavericks re-sign Trey Burke after Willie Cauley-Stein opts out of resumed season
DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks signed guard Trey Burke on Wednesday after center Willie Cauley-Stein decided not to rejoin the team for the planned resumption of the season. Burke spent part of the 2018-19 season with the Mavericks after coming over in the blockbuster trade that also brought Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks....
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I miss lockdown because my neighborhood is crowded again
Model Helen Harley Harasti moved to Times Square right before the coronavirus pandemic hit New York City, excited to be yards away from world-class Broadway shows. “It was an amazing deal. It seemed like a dream come true,” says the 25-year-old Oklahoma native, whose West 48th Street pad was also convenient for casting calls and...
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Groom with coronavirus may have infected 113 people at his own wedding
An Indian man who traveled home for his wedding last month may have infected 113 people at the ceremony, a report said. The 31-year-old man — who died two days after the wedding — traveled to Paliganj from New Delhi for the June 15 celebration attended by more 350 friends and family, according to The...
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Biden campaign, DNC out-raise Trump's, RNC in June and 2nd quarter
But Trump campaign and RNC still far ahead of Democrats' suddenly burgeoning coffers in cash-on-hand
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Alabama students attend ‘COVID-19 parties,’ gamble on who gets sick first
Students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama are reportedly attending “COVID parties” where attendees gamble on who will get sick first, according to local officials. City Council member Sonya McKinstry testified on Wednesday that a series of previously reported parties were all part of a morbid game that included intentionally inviting COVID-positive students in an attempt to intentionally...
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Defiance and fear as Hong Kong settles into new normal
If Beijing thought a new national security law would guarantee a quiet birthday for Hong Kong, it was mistaken.
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Jonathan Irons was freed from prison this week with the help of basketball star Maya Moore
Four-time WNBA champion Maya Moore sat out for an entire season to help overturn the conviction of Jonathan Irons, who she said was wrongfully serving a 50-year- prison sentence.
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Amazon driver in Detroit quits job on Twitter, leaves package-filled van with keys in the ignition. Here's why he did it.
The former driver's tweets and video are in stark contrast to the feel-good worker-vignettes that Amazon has been airing as TV commercials.       
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Missouri man freed from prison with help from WNBA star Maya Moore
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri man was freed from prison Wednesday after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case, punctuating years of work by WNBA star Maya Moore and other supporters who argued he was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges. Moore was on hand when Jonathan Irons, 40, walked out of...
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Vanilla Ice plans Fourth of July concert: ‘We didn’t have coronavirus’ in the ‘90s
Coronavirus can’t put these Fourth of July celebrations on ice. Singer Vanilla Ice announced via Instagram that he will be holding a July 4 throwback concert in Austin, Texas — one of the states currently seeing a rise in coronavirus cases. Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Matthew Van Winkle, said that the concert...
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Coronavirus single-day case tally in US tops 50,000 for first time, reports say
The U.S. reported a record 52,788 new coronavirus infections Wednesday, the first time the single-day number has exceeded 50,000, according to reports. 
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Nets GM: Jacque Vaughn not being judged on ‘wins and losses’
Jacque Vaughn waited a while to get another shot to earn a head coaching job. This couldn’t have been how he saw it happening — because nobody could have seen this happening. In March, the coronavirus pandemic halted the NBA and shook the world. Then the Black Lives Matter movement changed the country. Now, months...
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Police are investigating after Black woman says she was followed by a man accusing her of suspicious behavior
Police in a Massachusetts town have opened a criminal investigation into a report that a Black woman was followed by a man and allegedly accused of suspicious behavior.
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Miami-Dade police officer relieved of duty after video shows woman hit in face
A Miami-Dade County police officer was relieved of duty Wednesday after a video showed an officer striking a woman in the face during an argument earlier in the day at Miami International Airport.
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Residents want Selma bridge named for local leader
Petitions have circulated for years to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge for Rep. John Lewis. But some residents of Selma, Alabama are critics of the bid to rename the bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten on Bloody Sunday in 1965. (July 2)      
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New Zealand's health minister resigns after breaking lockdown rules
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Houston hospitals criticized for ICU reporting
A change in how Houston area hospitals report intensive care unit capacity during the coronavirus pandemic has drawn criticism from the top two locally elected officials who question if the medical facilities are being fully transparent. (July 2)       
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Carrie Severino: Clarence Thomas Retirement Rumor Is 'One Hundred Percent' Fake
Rumors of Justice Clarence Thomas's plans to retire are false, said Carrie Severino, who clerked for Thomas on the Supreme Court.
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Peruvians Fill the Streets as Lockdown Ends Despite New Infections
With more than 285,000 confirmed infections, Peru has the seventh highest case count in the world
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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick slams Dr. Fauci: 'I don’t need his advice anymore'
Texas has been seeing a record surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, but Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said this week he will stop listening to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious-disease specialist.
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China Appears to Have Tamed a Second Wave of Coronavirus in Just 21 Days with No Deaths
On Wednesday, Beijing reported just one new confirmed case following an aggressive campaign of testing
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Video shows cop sucker-punching woman at Miami International Airport
An officer for the Miami-Dade Police Department was caught on camera while sucker-punching a woman in the face on Wednesday night. The assault unfolded at the Miami International Airport, when the woman and the cop began arguing, according to a video of the incident filmmaker Billy Corben posted to Twitter. It’s unclear what sparked the...
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