Xi Jinping Says Pyongyang Is Moving in the ‘Right Direction’ Ahead of His Visit to North Korea

Experts believe Xi will use his summit with Kim to endorse North Korean calls for incremental disarmament
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Giants hope Saquon Barkley can buck running back payday trend
Running back or run it back? NFL teams continue to give big extensions to star running backs despite a history of returns on investment that mostly warrant a do-over wish. The Giants likely will follow suit next offseason when Saquon Barkley first becomes eligible for a new contract, showing faith he is an Adrian Peterson-like...
Fact check: Another Trump briefing, more Trump falsehoods on coronavirus and mail-in voting
President Donald Trump's Monday afternoon appearance in the White House briefing room was replete with the now-familiar Trump fare: dishonestly upbeat assessments of the pandemic situation, a series of inaccurate claims related to mail-in ballots and exaggerations about his own accomplishments. Here are the facts.
NFL opt-out deadline is set, report says
There has already been a host of NFL players who have decided to opt-out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, but now the league has come to a conclusion on a deadline for undecided players to make their choices.
CMS chief Verma predicts Trump telehealth executive order will be 'tremendous boon' for US
President Trump's executive order aimed at boosting health care by extending telehealth policies will be a "tremendous boon" for rural America, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator Seema Verma told "Special Report" Monday.
Culver City police officer and suspect wounded during police shooting
An officer was wounded by friendly fire, and a homeless man with a knife was killed during the encounter, the Associated Press reported.
NBA live updates: News, updates and analysis from Monday's game inside the bubble
We're through the first weekend of seeding games inside the bubble campus in Orlando, and the NBA is well and truly back.
ER doctor on people who don't wear masks: It pisses me off
Emergency room physician Dr. Desmond Carson says people who are not wearing a mask, washing their hands, and observing social distancing guidelines are being disrespectful to health care and front line workers who have to deal with Covid-19 every day.
Nets resting their ‘Bubble Big 3’ against dominant Bucks
The Nets will rest their “Bubble Big 3’’ Tuesday when they face the league-leading Bucks at Disney World. After keying Sunday’s victory over Washington with spectacular performances, swingmen Caris LeVert and Joe Harris and center Jarrett Allen each have come down with varying issues. LeVert, who scored 34 points, has a bruised thigh, and Harris,...
NFL owners, NFLPA reach agreement on Thursday for COVID-19 opt-out deadline
NFL players must make their decisions on whether to opt out of the 2020 season because of concerns over the coronavirus by Thursday.
Denver Broncos install 'misting booth' to disinfect players amid coronavirus pandemic
The Denver Broncos are taking the proper precautions at their facility to help battle the coronavirus pandemic.
Families mourn after deadly military training accident in California
Authorities have identified the eight Marines and one sailor who were killed in a military training accident off the coast of San Clemente Island last week in Southern California. A search for the missing military members was called off over the weekend. CBS Los Angeles' Rachel Kim reports.
MSNBC producer resigns from network with scathing letter: They block 'diversity of thought' and 'amplify fringe voices'
A former MSNBC producer wrote a scathing open letter explaining why she recently left the cable news network.
Coronavirus future in America will be whack-a-mole: Q&A with epidemiologist
Reopening schools, then flu season then political silly season — we're in for a rocky ride, says Dr. Larry Brilliant, who helped eradicate smallpox.
Claudine De Niro involved in notorious Chainsmokers Hamptons show
Her boyfriend Cuba Gooding Jr. was one of the celebs in attendance.
Florida man arrested, charged with murder after fatally shooting Burger King worker over drive-thru delay, police say
A Florida man fatally shot a Burger King employee over a long drive-thru line, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Mother arrested in her baby’s 1988 killing thanks to DNA
SAN FRANCISCO — A California woman has been arrested in the death of her newborn baby boy in the San Francisco Bay Area 32 years ago in a case that was solved decades later because of genetic genealogy, authorities said Monday. Lesa Lopez, 52, admitted to investigators she was the mother of the baby and...
Illinois lawmaker explains push to scrap history classes from curriculum: 'It's not a perfect accounting'
History classes should be removed from the Illinois school curriculum and replaced with civics classes until textbooks can provide a more "accurate" picture of minorities' contributions, Illinois Rep. LaShawn Ford, D-Chicago, told "The Story" Monday.
A missing teen in Washington was found alive in the woods 9 days after she went missing
A Washington teenager that disappeared for nine days was found alive in the woods over the weekend, her mother and authorities confirmed to CNN.
'Wheeler Dealers' star is taking a break from social media
Ant Anstead is taking a breather and stepping away from social media for a bit.
Cruz accuses Pentagon of 'culture of hostility towards religion' after Christian Air Force vet's talk canceled
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, accused the Defense Department of "religious discrimination" Monday in a strongly-worded letter that pressed Defense Secretary Mark Esper on how his department planned to address "its culture of hostility towards religion."
Post-COVID Kimberly Guilfoyle prepares to host Hamptons fundraisers
One of the events this weekend will feature an appearance from Donald Trump.
Dana White: I guarantee you Conor McGregor will not fight in 2020
Dana White doesn't seem to really believe Conor McGregor will stay retired forever, but he also doesn't plan on him fighting this year.        Related StoriesTyron Woodley: Colby Covington is probably the biggest fight of my careerJared Cannonier wants alternate status for Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa title fightJorge Masvidal to compete in a cornhole match against league champ Cody Henderson
‘Back the Blue’ outside Tampa police headquarters did get proper permitting, mayor says
A “Back the Blue” mural was painted outside the headquarters of the Tampa Police Department over the weekend, but city officials said the mural’s organizers did not go through the property channels.
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Antitrust lawsuit puts Golden Globes org the Hollywood Foreign Press under fire
The HFPA, which presents the annual Golden Globe Awards, has been accused of monopolizing the foreign entertainment reporting market.
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Kevin Burke: Fear-Based Self-Censorship Has Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Afraid to Share Their Beliefs
A recent survey found that nearly two-thirds of Americans are afraid to share their political beliefs in public. Only those on the far-left feel free to speak their minds.
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Trump campaign accuses Biden campaign of leaving 'trap door' open for ex-VP to avoid debates
Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign is leaving themselves room to keep the former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee out of this fall's scheduled presidential debates, Trump 2020 media communications director Erin Perrine told "The Story" Monday.
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Former NFL offensive tackle Tootie Robbins dies after contracting COVID-19
Former Packers and Cardinals offensive tackle Tootie Robbins died at the age of 62 after succumbing to COVID-19.       
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Leaked video shows new details of George Floyd's fatal arrest
George Floyd can be seen struggling with officers while in the back of a squad car before his death in newly leaked bodycam footage of his fatal arrest.
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Braves ace Mike Soroka leaves game with injured right leg
Atlanta Braves ace Mike Soroka had to be helped off the field in the third inning against the New York Mets after tumbling to the infield grass with an injured right leg Monday night.
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Anders Lee’s bubble pingpong tournament providing Islanders entertainment
The NHL bubble sounds like a competitive athlete’s paradise. Coming off Saturday’s 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup qualifiers, the Islanders decided to simultaneously compete in two tournaments at once. During their downtime at the hotel, captain Anders Lee gathered the team to participate in a pingpong championship....
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Matt Mowers: Chris Pappas Backed Anti-Police Policy Too 'Extreme' for New Hampshire Democrats
Matt Mowers, a former Donald Trump State Department staffer, chastised Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH) on Monday after Pappas voted to remove police officers' legal immunity, which Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) thought was too radical.
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Latin America exceeds 5 million COVID-19 cases, new tally shows
ASUNCION – Latin America broke through 5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, a Reuters tally showed, underscoring the region’s position as the area of the world hardest hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus was initially slower to reach Latin America – home to about 640 million people – than much of the...
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Trump claims coronavirus is "receding," despite surge in cases
A day after Coronavirus Task Force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said the coronavirus is now "extraordinarily widespread," President Trump contradicted her, claiming "evidence of progress." "Very encouraging," he said at a news conference Monday. "I have to add that the virus is receding." However, while some states are seeing a decrease in daily cases, in many others, the cases are surging. Watch his remarks here.
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Burger King employee assaulted by customer after alleged racist rant: report
A man was filmed slapping a Burger King employee this week.
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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee finances in peril with Tokyo Games delayed
Records show the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee was operating at a considerable deficit before the coronavirus postponed the Tokyo Olympics.
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Joey Bosa indicates his rookie-year holdout helped him land massive Chargers deal
Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa says his decision to hold out his rookie year may have pushed the team to avoid another contract spat with him.
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Former Club Kid Richie Rich launches ‘virtual beauty’ site, BeautyKween
The site aims to get influencers and celebrities to share beauty secrets.
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Florida house fire that killed husband, wife being investigated as a murder-suicide, police say
St. Petersburg police on Monday said a house fire that claimed the lives of a husband and wife last Friday is now being investigated as a murder-suicide.
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Commentary: Netflix's 'Umbrella Academy' makes family dysfunction more fun than saving the world
Netflix's "Umbrella Academy," starring Ellen Page, returns for Season 2 with a journey to the past and timeless family troubles. It's a blast.
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Mets scratch Jeff McNeil, Amed Rosario exits game early
ATLANTA – Jeff McNeil’s cranky lower back is the first potential injury of substance to infiltrate the Mets’ starting lineup this season. After getting penciled in Monday for his first start this season in left field, McNeil was scratched with lower-back tightness he incurred during his pregame batting cage routine, according to the team. J.D....
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North Carolina TV anchor shares 'surreal' experience of raising newborn while entire family battles Covid-19
With a newborn in her arms, Molly Grantham was finally home from the hospital, happy to see her two other children showering their new brother with love. But little did they know that those hugs and kisses would lead to the entire family fighting a potentially deadly virus.
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Big 12 sets college football schedule with nine conference games, one non-conference
With the Big 12 now complete, every conference in the Power Five has agreed to schedules that lean heavily toward conference games.        
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Trump uses campaign email to ask supporters to wear face masks
President Donald Trump on Monday sent a campaign email, typically used for soliciting donations, to make a different request of his supporters: consider wearing a mask.
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Val Kilmer says he's doing great after tracheotomy: 'I feel a lot better than I sound'
Not even a tracheotomy can keep Val Kilmer down.
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California mother goes missing during road trip to Joshua Tree
A California mother destined for a trip to Joshua Tree National Park amid the coronavirus pandemic in June vanished two days into her travels — and has been missing ever since. Erika Lloyd, 37, mother of a 12-year-old son, set out from Walnut Creek for the roughly 500-mile road trip on June 14, but two...
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Knicks makeover guru says he can help lure star free agents
Knicks branding manager Steve Stoute is known for his marketing, but he thinks he can help lure free agents, too. Knicks president Leon Rose and senior vice president William Wesley were hired primarily as a conduit to luring stars, but Stoute believes he can form a Big 3. “With having Leon in, World Wide Wes...
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Tyron Woodley: Colby Covington is probably the biggest fight of my career
Tyron Woodley has been in plenty of high-stakes matchups, but sees his upcoming fight with Colby Covington as his biggest one to date.        Related StoriesJorge Masvidal to compete in a cornhole match against league champ Cody HendersonMeet UFC on ESPN+32's Ali Alqaisi, Jordan's first UFC fighterKevin Holland vs. recent LFA winner Joaquin Buckley a late addition to UFC on ESPN+ 32 
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Michelle Williams defends absence from ‘Black Is King’
Williams responded that she was "minding my business."
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