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Woman’s body pulled from East River: police

The body of a woman — possibly in her thirties — was found floating in the East River on Sunday night, according to cops. Police pulled the unidentified female from the waters near Fulton Street and John Street at around 8 p.m., officials said. They transported her to Pier 17, where she was pronounced dead...
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Video shows Lincoln Tunnel flooding amid traffic standstill
Water flooded the Lincoln Tunnel roadway Tuesday as drivers lined up bumper-to-bumper during the evening rush, video shows. “Well, that’s concerning. I’m inside the Lincoln Tunnel, which is underwater. I’m pretty sure there’s a movie about this and everybody dies,” Anthony Consiglio, who posted the clip to Instagram, can be heard saying as the water...
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Lisa Marie Presley seen with Benjamin Keough’s girlfriend after his suicide
Photos show the pair — both wearing face masks and sweatshirts — holding hands on Wednesday.
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Tanker could spill 4 times more oil than Exxon Valdez, U.N. says
The U.N. environment chief said that "time is running out" to avert an environmental, economic and humanitarian catastrophe
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Get the whole family fit in 15 minutes a day — experts share how
Across the US, millions of us are realizing that we'll be social distancing for a while. If you've put your workouts on pause or don't work out at all, it might be time to think about at-home workouts to keep the blood flowing.
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How about a single-person sauna or a touchless service? With coronavirus, spas get creative.
At reopened resorts, expect to pay in advance, wear a mask and not see other patrons.
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Bad slip? Ford erasing Wrangler name from new Bronco's tires
No free rides
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GLAAD: Record LGBTQ films in 2019 but low racial diversity and no trans characters
GLAAD released its 2020 Studio Responsibility Index (SRI) which examines and reports the quantity, quality, and diversity of LGBTQ characters in the highest theatrical grossing films released in 2019. This year’s report has some highs to celebrate as well as some lows that studios should address. The study took a look at eight studios and...
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Former NYPD detective sounds off after officers attacked: 'This behavior is unacceptable'
Former NYPD detective Dr. Oscar Odom on Thursday pushed back against attacks on police officers during the protests over police brutality. 
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Grieving celebrities hits differently in the midst of a pandemic
Grief over a celebrity death can be a strange loss. Yet they're in our everyday lives through their art, creating a sense of connection.
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DHS accuses Portland officials of enabling ‘mob,’ posts timeline of damage by ‘violent anarchists’
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Thursday accused Portland politicians of enabling the “mob” of protesters who have besieged the city for more than six weeks -- and posted a lengthy timeline of the damage caused by “violent anarchists.”
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Teachers react to schools reopening as US cases rise
CNN's Martin Savidge speaks with anxious teachers in Florida as some schools consider reopening as coronavirus cases in the state skyrocket.
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Epstein was ‘Pinocchio’ with ‘Gepetto’ Ghislaine pulling the strings, accuser says
Ghislaine Maxwell was far worse than Jeffrey Epstein when it came to abusing young women and girls, according to their most outspoken accuser — in fact, she was “Gepetto” to his “Pinocchio.” “She was pulling the strings,” Virginia Roberts Giuffre told CBS This Morning of Maxwell on Thursday, calling Maxwell the mastermind, and a “monster.”...
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Dr. Anthony Fauci to be on InStyle magazine’s September cover
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, ditched his mask to pose for the September cover of InStyle magazine.
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Man taken into custody over 1-year-old’s shooting death in Brooklyn
Cops have taken into custody one person of interest in the shooting death of 1-year-old Davell Gardner in Brooklyn, a high-ranking police source said Thursday. Deshawn Austin was picked up on Ralph Avenue near East 76th Street around 8:30 a.m. by the Regional Fugitive Task Force, the source said. The alleged Hoolie Blood gang member...
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Biden tries to woo Pennsylvania voters, but still lags behind Trump on economy
Former Vice President Joe Biden is intent on flipping his native state of Pennsylvania, forging ahead with in-person events in the battleground state amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Zion Williamson suddenly leaves NBA bubble for family emergency
New Orleans Pelicans star forward Zion Williamson has left the NBA bubble to deal with an urgent family medical matter. Williamson “intends to rejoin the team in Orlando for the NBA restart at a later date,” the Pelicans said Thursday in a release. The team expressed sympathy over the 20-year-old’s decision. “We fully support Zion’s...
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British royals are pretty much useless at raising money for charity: study
Being a Royal used to mean something.
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ESPN’s Rachel Nichols secretly recorded in hotel room in creepy sabotage attempt
ESPN host Rachel Nichols was secretly recorded having a private conversation about the network’s personnel matters while in her Florida hotel room, according to a report. Nichols, the 46-year-old host of ESPN’s “The Jump,” was surreptitiously taped in four videos that appeared to be a cellphone recording of a video feed, Deadspin reports. Nichols, whose...
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Virginia drops criminal charges against pastor who held 16-person church service
Criminal charges against a Virginia pastor who held a Palm Sunday service in violation of coronavirus lockdown orders were dropped on Friday. He faced a $2,500 fine and possible jail time.
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Scientists fear for the world's most endangered sea turtle as the Park Service cuts back
A celebrated conservation program at Padre Island National Seashore on the Texas coast is facing budget cuts and new restrictions that scientists say could imperil endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles. The changes have led to a legal challenge from a park employee.
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Billy Joel playing a discarded piano is the happy we need right now
You may be right, Billy Joel, it may be crazy to have tossed out that piano. Video of the superstar musician playing a discarded piano on a sidewalk on Long Island, New York, has been making the rounds.
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Target, CVS to also require masks at stores nationwide, following Walmart and other retailers as COVID-19 cases rise
Target and CVS are the latest retailers to say they will require shoppers to wear masks or face coverings at stores nationwide as COVID-19 cases rise.       
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Graham says he will 'absolutely' call Comey, McCabe to testify in September on Russia probe origins
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said he “absolutely” will call former FBI Director James Comey and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to testify before his panel as part of its ongoing investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.
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Twitter outage affected National Weather Service office during a tornado warning
The National Weather Service was unable to disseminate tornado warnings via Twitter during Wednesday's security breach.
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Coronavirus hospital data removed from CDC website following Trump plan to reroute information
America's Covid-19 crisis is dire as 39 states see an increase in cases
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De Blasio says he has ‘no respect’ for NYPD union leadership
Mayor Bill de Blasio says he has "no respect" for one of the most outspoken NYPD union presidents, who has repeatedly attacked the mayor — calling him a "disgrace" and a "liar."
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The moon is about 85 million years younger than we thought, new study finds
The moon is a constant in our lives. Until recently, it was assumed to have accompanied the Earth for over 4.5 billion years. A new study has posited that previous estimates of the moon's age were millions of years off.
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Laundry's worst cycle: COVID impact on dry cleaners and tailors
"We're down 80% of sales while trying to keep 100% of staff. It can't be done," said one dry cleaning industry executive.
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Why grief over celebrities lost hits even harder amid the pandemic
Grief over a celebrity death can be a strange loss. Stars like Maya Rivera, Kelly Preston and Nick Cordero are usually not people we actually know. Yet they're in our everyday lives through their art, creating a sense of connection.
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Providence mayor launches reparations process
Providence, Rhode Island Mayor Jorge Elorza is looking at providing reparations to residents of African and Native American heritage. On Wednesday he signed an executive order that would examine the feasibility of providing such reparations. (July 16)       
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Dak Prescott speaks out after failed contract negotiations: 'I’m a Cowboy and couldn’t be happier'
Contract negotiations between Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys may have gone south but for the young quarterback, he says he “couldn’t be happier.” 
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Statue of Black Lives Matter protester Jen Reid removed in UK
A statue of a Black Lives Matter protester in the UK was removed Thursday — just one day after it replaced a monument of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston. Video shows hardhats in Bristol carefully removing the statue of demonstrator Jen Reid with her fist in the air at around 5:20 a.m., the Guardian...
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Schumer unveils $350B Economic Justice Act to fight 'systemic racism'
Senate Democrats on Thursday released a $350 billion plan to tackle "systemic racism" and "historic underinvestment" in communities of color that have been hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic and economic downturn. 
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FCC approves 9-8-8 to be 3-digit number for national suicide hotline starting in 2022
In two years, individuals in suicidal crisis seeking help will have a number that's easy to remember and quick to dial to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
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Furloughs turn into job losses as Vox Media lays off 72 staffers
Vox Media laid off about 6% employees on Thursday, citing the pandemic's impact on revenue resulting from the economic downturn.
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Delta Air Lines CEO says airline will continue blocking middle seats beyond September, 'but not forever'
In the earnings call with Wall Street analysts, Bastian claimed blocking the middle seats was “the No. 1 reason why customers are choosing Delta.”
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Kid catches first fish: ‘It’s the first day of my whole life!’
“That was my first fish. That makes me cry.” This kid held back tears after catching his first fish ever. Watch the emotional moment when lil’ Ethan pulls in a pike while fishing with his dad on Lake Champlain, Quebec. “It’s the first day of my whole life!” the boy proudly exclaimed.   Subscribe to...
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Republican National Committee Restricts Convention Attendance Over Coronavirus Concerns
The RNC says they will provide on-site temperature checks and face-coverings, and will have COVID-19 testing available
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Tom Bergeron jokes about fast replacement on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Tyra Banks was recently announced as the new "Dancing with the Stars" host.
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Kanye West buys his way onto presidential ballot in Oklahoma
Kanye West is on the presidential ballot in Oklahoma, but whether he’s running is still uncertain. A representative of the billionaire rap superstar filed the $35,000 filing fee on Wednesday, the deadline for appearing on the Nov. 3 ballot. The Oklahoma State Election Board confirmed his spot in a tweet. “Independent presidential candidate Kanye West...
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This is what awaits us after the pandemic
The global order was in flux well before the COVID-19 crisis. Coronavirus has accelerated key geopolitical trends that will shape our next world order... which will await us on the other side of this pandemic.
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Joanna Cole, author of 'The Magic School Bus,' dies age 75
Award-winning US author Joanna Cole, who wrote "The Magic School Bus" series and other children's books, has died at the age of 75.
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Mongolian teen dies of bubonic plague after eating infected marmot
A 15-year-old Mongolian boy has died after eating a large rodent that was infected with the bubonic plague. 
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Dr. Nesheiwat reassured by studies showing low COVID-19 transmission among children in Europe
Dr. Janette Nesheiwat told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday that the results of  two European studies showing low transmission of the novel coronavirus among children in schools “are reassuring.”
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Trump should use Mount Rushmore speech as 'template' for campaign shift, Dan Henninger says
President Trump must settle on a campaign strategy and his address to the nation from Mount Rushmore "should be seen as a template," Wall Street Journal editorial page deputy editor Dan Henninger said Thursday.
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24-year-old virus patient who was "close to death" leaves hospital after 79 days
"Maybe if I would have just listened and worn a mask... I would have avoided all this," she said.
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