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Wynn Resorts ceases talks with MGM to sell $2.6 bln Massachusetts casino

Wynn Resorts Ltd said on Tuesday the company has decided to stop talks with MGM Resorts International to sell its Encore Boston Harbor casino.
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Duckworth demands more details on Russian bounties on US troops
Sen. Tammy Duckworth is demanding more details about Russian bounties that were offered to the Taliban to kill US troops in Afghanistan and sent a new letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday voicing her frustration with the information provided by the Pentagon to date.
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Nashville SC second team forced out of MLS tournament over coronavirus
The MLS is Back tournament is down a second team after Nashville SC was withdrawn due to nine positive coronavirus tests. On Tuesday, five Nashville players were diagnosed with COVID-19, days after the team’s July 3 arrival. The positive tests leave the MLS tournament with just 24 teams after FC Dallas was forced out when...
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How drive-ins and 'virtual cinemas' became a lifeline for indie films during the pandemic
Drive-ins had no big-budget movies to show. Indie film distributors had no indoor theaters to screen in. How necessity, and a pandemic, brought them together.
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Jacksonville Attorneys File Lawsuit to Stop Republican National Convention
Several attorneys in Jacksonville, Florida, teamed up to file a lawsuit to stop the Republican National Convention from taking place there in August.
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Public relations firms that worked for Jho Low got coronavirus loans
A pair of PR firms that represented Jho Low — the party-boy fugitive at the center of a Malaysian bribery scandal — has snagged hefty coronavirus relief loans, records show. Reevemark — a crisis-management shop on Madison Avenue that raked in $1.3 million last year handling press inquiries and running an Instagram account on Low’s...
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Man catches child falling from burning building
Dramatic bystander video shows the boy fall from the third floor and drop into Phillip Blanks' arms.
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Samsung joins Apple in ditching free chargers with new phones
Apple’s biggest rival is following its lead in not including a power adapter with its upcoming phones. Samsung will no longer give customers a complimentary charging brick when they buy a new phone beginning next year, according to Korea’s ETNews. The world’s biggest smartphone maker is making the switch because many customers have power adapters...
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Clinicians bracing for mental health impact amid reopening reversals
Many mental health experts have described clients’ increasing anxiety and depression amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, with many states pausing or rolling back reopenings, clinicians now worry about worsening episodes given mistrust, fear of the unknown and a perceived false sense of hope.
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Bill de Blasio plaints Black Lives Matter street mural outside Trump Tower
Mayor Bill de Blasio brought Black Lives Matter right to Donald Trump's New York doorstep.
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Mississippi officials explore removal of formerly segregated water fountains
A group of county supervisors in Mississippi are exploring the steps necessary to remove two once-segregated water fountains.
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Lil Baby vs. DaBaby: Tale of the tape of 2020’s hottest rappers
There’s been lots of Baby love going around this year. And it’s been all for Lil Baby and DaBaby.
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DOJ says Roger Stone’s prison sentence shouldn’t be delayed
The Justice Department won’t stand in the way of Roger Stone, a longtime political ally of President Trump, reporting to federal prison next week, according to a report. Stone, convicted of lying to Congress and obstructing the Russia investigation, appealed to a federal appeals court to delay his prison term until September because of the...
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Tiger Woods to play at Memorial in first event since golf's return
Tiger Woods is returning to PGA Tour play.
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Airline passengers are finding 'creative ways' to remove masks, American pilot says
An American Airlines pilot says it's hard to enforce their mask policy without a federal mandate and wants FAA and DOT chiefs to see for themselves.        
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Make this grilled peach toast
Try this summer recipe for a sweet and savory vegan treat.       
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Surprise! A movie starring Zendaya and John David Washington was made in quarantine
"Euphoria" showrunner Sam Levinson has completed production on "Malcolm & Marie," a movie starring Zendaya and John David Washington, entirely in quarantine.
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Lack Of Unity Is A Bigger Threat Than Coronavirus, WHO Chief Says In Emotional Speech
"How is it difficult for humans to unite and fight a common enemy that is killing people indiscriminately?" WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asks.
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Black Trans Lives Matter: The LGBTQ fight comes to Hollywood
Representation in Hollywood isn't just about race. This week Lisa France takes a closer look at Halle Berry reversing her decision to consider an upcoming role as a transgender man.
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Victims share horror stories in first look at ‘Surviving Jeffrey Epstein’ show
A trailer for Lifetime's two-night special "Surviving Jeffrey Epstein" has been exclusively shared with The Post.
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Shannon Beador’s ex-husband, David Beador, expecting a baby with fiancée
He proposed to Lesley Cook in January.
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The game industry's existential quest for a better, more inclusive space
Allegations of sexual, emotional and professional abuse have pulled the curtain back on a game industry that has struggled to mature beyond its boyish and boorish stereotypes.
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We Don’t Need to Destroy the Global Economy to Save the Planet. Instead, We Can Strengthen Both
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says we must not let the fight against climate change become a partisan issue
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Police arrest five people in connection to rapper Pop Smoke's death
The Los Angeles Police Department announced Thursday that they've arrested five individuals in relation to the February death of rapper Pop Smoke.        
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Julian Edelman wants to have 'uncomfortable conversations' with DeSean Jackson
The Patriots' Julian Edelman invited the Eagles' DeSean Jackson to visit the Holocaust Museum with him after Jackson published an anti-Semitic post.
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Dolly Parton, Lil Nas X, Gabrielle Union, and more will attend virtual GLAAD Media Awards
The annual GLAAD Media Awards will be held virtually for the first time on July 30.
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What’s in the Biden-Sanders unity platform? Halt on deportations, $15 minimum wage, reparations
A task force set up by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., this week released a broad array of policy recommendations for the party’s convention platform — part of an effort to find common ground between the party's center and its left flank.
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Prince Andrew emerges for first time since Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest
Prince Andrew was spotted in England this week for the first time since Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest, according to reports. The royal was photographed driving off in a black Range Rover from his estate in the town Windsor, where he’s been hiding out since his former pal was arrested on sex trafficking charges in New Hampshire...
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14-year-old boy charged with murder in D.C. shooting
The killing was part of a spate of violence in the region this month.
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Mitch McConnell says GOP convention may not happen amid COVID-19
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell broke with the White House on Thursday and said the coronavirus pandemic may scuttle plans for the Republican National Convention. “We will have to wait and see how things look in late August to determine whether or not we can safely convene that many people,” McConnell said in Kentucky. The...
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Amazon removes Washington Redskins merchandise from site
Several of the country's largest retailers have said they will stop selling merchandise featuring the team's name, which is considered a slur.
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Here's how to get the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public beta
Apple is rolling out the public beta of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 on Thursday. We have a full (and lengthy) preview guide on both operating systems here, and now we're breaking down how to get the public beta on your iPhone or iPad.
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‘Unsolved Mysteries’ on Netflix: Everything You Need to Know About The Puzzling Case of Lena Chapin and Sandy Klemp
The final episode of Volume 1 delivered yet another chilling mystery.
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Quibi lost nearly all users after free trial, research firm says
Quibi, the short-form video app founded by Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, has retained just 8 percent of customers that signed up for a 90-day a free trial, according to a new research study. The mobile app — which has corralled A-list stars like Jennifer Lopez, LeBron James and Liam Hemsworth to crank out video shorts...
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Join Roxane Gay to discuss ‘Hamilton,’ how we fight racism and more
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Customization and enhanced privacy are our favorite features of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14
The widgets are coming! The ability to customize and personalize your home screen is one of the biggest — and most welcome — features heading to your Apple devices, thanks to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.
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NYC Begins Painting Black Lives Matter Mural in Front of Trump Tower
New York City began painting a Black Lives Matter mural on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower on Thursday, according to NBC New York.
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Soldier makes history as first woman to join the Army’s Green Berets
A female Army National Guard soldier made US military history Thursday by becoming the first woman to join the elite Green Berets. The unidentified warrior broke through one of the military’s last remaining gender barriers by being among the 400 graduates to endure the grueling, 53-week training program, according to Military.com. “From here, you will...
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UK judge orders Christopher Steele’s firm to pay damages to Russian bankers
A London judge on Wednesday ordered ex-British spy Christopher Steele’s intelligence firm to pay damages to two Russian bankers, ruling that Steele had falsely reported in his 2016 dossier on President Trump that the pair had arranged payoffs to Vladimir Putin during the 1990s. Justice Mark Warby ruled that Steele “failed to take reasonable steps”...
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Biden pushes 'made in America' plan to boost nation’s economy
Joe Biden is proposing to spend $700 billion on American products and research that the presumptive Democratic nominee’s presidential campaign says will bring back millions of jobs lost by an economy flattened by the coronavirus pandemic..
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'The Crown' backpedals: There will be a Season 6, Netflix says
"The Crown" will run for its originally planned six seasons, Netflix announced Thursday, reversing an earlier decision to cut it off at five.
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CNN’s Don Lemon blasted for hypocrisy over unearthed 2013 clip on Black-on-Black crime
CNN host Don Lemon has made news lately for insisting the Black Lives Matter movement isn’t about Black-on-Black crime and downplaying a recent surge in gun violence -- but it turns out the 2013 version of Lemon probably wouldn't care for the current edition. 
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Florida's death toll reaches single-day high
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Max Minghella to Direct ‘Shell’ at HBO Max from ‘Bad Robot’ Writer
The film is described as a satirical horror tale with sci-fi elements, set in the health and beauty industry.
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MSNBC Appoints Joy Reid as Chris Matthews’ Replacement
When Reid debuts her new show, she will become the only Black woman to host a daily prime-time cable news program
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Scrabble players are taking racial and ethnic slurs out of the game
Scrabble players won't be able to spell out racial and ethnic slurs, even if they could earn a triple word score.
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EU: Coronavirus Hurting Economy More Than Previously Anticipated
European Finance Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni has warned that the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic may be hurting the economies of European Union states more than was previously forecast.
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Rolling Stones set to release unheard tracks from 1973 album
The Rolling Stones will release a new version of their 1973 album “Goats Head Soup,” featuring three unheard tracks, including one featuring Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page.
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