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Yankees getting good news on James Paxton and Masahiro Tanaka fronts

BALTIMORE — After not drowning in bad news regarding injuries, the AL East-leading Yankees received positive vibes concerning the health of Masahiro Tanaka and James Paxton on Tuesday. Having already listed Tanaka as their starter for Thursday’s game against the horrid Orioles at Camden Yards, the only thing the Yankees wanted to see from Tanaka’s...
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Tesla ‘very close’ to next step in self-driving, Elon Musk says
Tesla is “very close” to bringing its self-driving car tech to the next level, chief executive Elon Musk said Thursday. In remarks made via video message at the opening of Shanghai’s annual World Artificial Intelligence Conference, Musk said that he is “confident” that Tesla will achieve “the basic functionality for level 5 autonomy” this year,...
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Hot Property: Miley Cyrus buys Hidden Hills home in off-market deal
Singer-actress Miley Cyrus has bought a Hidden Hills home from Steven Baio, brother of Scott Baio, for about $4.95 million.
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Sanders hails ‘progressive’ Joe Biden for largely moderate ‘unity’ proposals
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ most progressive ambitions will largely be bypassed in the next Democratic party platform, but he stands by the largely moderate proposals regardless. The Biden-Sanders Unity Task Forces, which was created to combine the platforms of the two Democratic primary frontrunners, unveiled its list of policy recommendations for the party Wednesday. Those recommendations...
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COVID-19 death tolls now rising in key states after weeks of decline nationwide
As caseloads rose, the Trump administration kept saying that death rates were falling. But in Arizona, Texas and other hard-hit states, deaths are up.
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Chris Evans and Lily James enjoy an ice cream date in London
The pair first sparked romance rumors on July 4.
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Celebrities react to disappearance of "Glee" actress Naya Rivera
A searched resumed Thursday for the 33-year-old who went missing on a lake in California.
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Abysmally few people are subscribing to Quibi, analytics firm says
Not a whole lot of people are subscribing to Quibi, according to an analysis of the new app.
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The story behind this iconic Olympics protest
Tommie Smith and John Carlos’s 1968 US national anthem protest, explained. The image of sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City is an enduring image of silent protest. But the key to understanding it goes beyond the black-gloved fists. All three medal winners, including silver medalist Peter Norman of Australia, wore buttons that read “Olympic Project for Human Rights.” The Olympic Project for Human Rights (OPHR) was a coalition of prominent athletes formed in 1967 that threatened to boycott participating in the upcoming Olympic Games to draw attention to systemic racism in the United States. © Ted Streshinsky/Corbis via Getty Images OPHR founder Harry Edwards (center) with star sprinters Lee Evans (left) and John Carlos (right), 1968. The group, led by professor Harry Edwards, ultimately voted to compete in the games and hold their demonstrations there, which led to the now-iconic display on the medal stand following the men’s 200-meter final. This act got Smith and Carlos kicked off the Olympic team, but it left a lasting legacy about making political statements through sport. Watch the video above to learn more about the OPHR. You can find this video and all of Vox’s videos on YouTube. And if you’re interested in supporting our video journalism, you can become a member of the Vox Video Lab on YouTube. Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. Your financial contribution will not constitute a donation, but it will enable our staff to continue to offer free articles, videos, and podcasts at the quality and volume that this moment requires. Please consider making a contribution to Vox today.
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Study identifies risk factors for COVID-19 deaths as PPE runs short again
As coronavirus cases continue to surge across much of the U.S., health care workers are once again facing shortages of emergency protective gear. Dr. Uché Blackstock joined CBSN to discuss that, plus a new U.K. study that confirms race, ethnicity, age and gender can raise a patient’s chances of dying from the disease.
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Trump’s Loss at the Supreme Court Is a Win for His Candidacy
The Supreme Court rebuked Donald Trump, the arrogant president. The Supreme Court has prepared a world of trouble for Donald Trump, the dirty businessman. But the Supreme Court has done a tremendous favor to Donald Trump, the candidate for reelection.President Trump's legal arguments to protect his business records from subpoena were always miserably flimsy, when not actively crazy. On Trump’s behalf, the Department of Justice urged the Supreme Court to junk precedents dating back to the 1880s. Government lawyers proposed that the Court invent a fantastical new system of judicial oversight of subpoenas of the president. Those arguments were always bound to lose, and in a pair of decisions on Thursday, the Court rejected those claims.But Trump's legal strategy was cannier than his legal arguments. The strategy was to play for time, to push the day of reckoning beyond November 2020. That strategy has now paid off.[David A. Graham: Trump is successfully running out the clock]The Court has ruled that the district attorney in Manhattan can subpoena records from Trump's bankers and accountants, but also enumerated the specific grounds on which Trump can challenge those subpoenas, and sent the case back down to the district court. If Trump chooses to contest those subpoenas, it is exceedingly unlikely the litigation can be resolved before November. Even if it is, prosecutors might not be able to frame an indictment of Trump before November. And even if they do, it's very plausible that a New York judge might agree to seal the indictment so as not to prejudice the election.Trump may eventually face trial in New York for fraud, if the financial records support the claims of some of his former advisers. But it's doubtful that the New York proceedings will provide much information to voters in advance of the November elections. Yes, the stink of criminality about Trump will intensify. But that smell has always registered only on the nostrils of those who use their noses. Specific allegations of particular crimes will probably not be posted for public view until 2021.Meanwhile, the Court turned back, for now, the subpoenas that could enlighten the public, those issued by the House of Representatives. That case will be reargued in lower courts, under new rules that suggest the House will win eventually. But it will not win soon—and that's all candidate Trump cares about.Trump lived his whole life one jump ahead of the law. As The New York Times reported in 2018, relying on documents provided by Trump's own niece, Trump “participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud,” that enlarged the fortune he inherited. In 2019, ProPublica presented evidence that Trump committed might have committed bank fraud. Completing this presidential term with the cops breathing down his neck may not be comfortable for Trump, but it will not be unfamiliar or unmanageable for him.What Trump has never before faced—and what, thanks to the Supreme Court, he will not face before November—is a public reckoning for his acts. He has lived a lie, presenting himself as a great American businessman. In the eyes of much of the American electorate, that lie will continue past Election Day.The decisions in the subpoena litigation reaffirmed the rule of law in the face of President Trump’s defiance—while adjusting the timing of the law to favor Trump’s candidacy.The Roberts Court’s majority has delivered a result that is both conservative in its constitutionalism and Republican in its partisanship. The majority has deftly served two masters, in ways that protect the judges both from the criticism of the legal community and the reproaches of their political allies in Congress and country. The only losers are the American people.[David Frum: Trump is losing credit where he may soon need it most]In every way Trump cares about at this moment, he has gotten away with it. He has gotten away with stonewalling, gotten away with alleged law-breaking. He has not gotten away with it forever. It will catch up to him. But Trump never thinks so far ahead. In law, as in his approach to the pandemic, Trump’s one thought is: Save myself today; I'll worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. The Supreme Court saved Trump today.Trump has tweeted his fury and self-pity at the court’s decisions. He is not grateful, but he should be.
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Seoul mayor found dead after being reported missing
Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon was found dead after his daughter reported his missing earlier in the day.
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HBO Max Renews ‘Legendary’ For Season 2
The renewal news comes the same day that the final two episodes drop on HBO Max.
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WHO warns COVID-19 pandemic is ‘accelerating’ and ‘getting worse’
The director general of the World Health Organization warned this week that the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating and the virus has not reached its peak worldwide. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the statement at a weekly webinar Tuesday as he announced the UN was forming a panel to evaluate its response and the response of...
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Report: Nashville SC leaves MLS Is Back Tournament after team COVID-19 count rises to nine
Nashville SC received another four positive COVID-19 tests, increasing its total to nine players affected.        
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‘The Crown’ renewed for 6th season after Netflix creator said season 5 would be end
Netflix’s “The Crown” announced on Thursday that they will have a 6th season of the series although they previously said in January that season 5 would be the final one.
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Wells Fargo preparing to cut thousands of jobs: report
Wells Fargo is preparing to cut thousands of jobs starting later this year, Bloomberg Law reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company’s plans will eventually result in eliminating tens of thousands of positions due to pressure to “dramatically reduce costs”, the report said. Wells Fargo, the fourth-largest US lender by assets, is...
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Thailand approves bills that would legalize same-sex partnerships
BANGKOK — Thailand’s Cabinet has approved two draft bills that would give same-sex unions legal status similar to that of heterosexual marriages. The draft Civil Partnership Act and amendments of the Civil and Commercial Code will be sent to Parliament soon for approval, deputy government spokeswoman Ratchada Thanadirek said after Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting. The Civil...
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Missouri sleepaway camp closes after 82 kids, staff get COVID-19
A Missouri sleepaway camp has shut down after more than 80 kids and staffers became infected with the coronavirus, health officials said.
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NBA players in Disney World will be able to experience perks like Expedition Everest, golf courses and boating trips
NBA players will have access to attractions and experiences at the massive Disney World theme park, including Expedition Everest and much more.        
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'Madden 21' gives this rookie quarterback the highest rating
EA Sports’ “Madden 21” released the ratings of the NFL’s rookie quarterbacks on Thursday.
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COVID-19 Linked Hunger Could Cause More Deaths Than The Disease Itself, New Report Finds
Disruption to food production and supplies due to COVID-19 could cause more deaths from starvation than the disease itself, according to an Oxfam report published today. The report found that 121 million more people could be “pushed to the brink of starvation this year” as a result of disruption to food production and supplies, diminishing…
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Covid-shaped cakes and cupcakes are popping up in fine-dining restaurants, bakeries and home kitchens around the world
People are re-creating the virus in buttercream, fondant and candy.
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Georgia teen charged with killing her 66-year-old grandmother
A Georgia teen has been charged with murdering her grandmother, authorities said. Alisha Kianna Pompey, 17, was arrested early Monday after Fayette County deputies found the teen’s grandmother, 66-year-old Dorothy Pompey, dead in the family’s residence at the Four Seasons Mobile Home Park, The Citizen reports. Deputies were sent to the location for a medical...
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Kyle Richards: Our family was devastated after Paris Hilton’s sex tape
The Richards-Hilton clan was rocked by Paris Hilton's 2004 sex tape scandal.
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Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon Is Found Dead
Mayor Park Won-soon vanished a day after a secretary accused him of sexual harassment, two TV stations reported. His body was later found by the police in the South Korean capital.
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Tourist rescued after being stranded in airport over 100 days due to coronavirus restrictions
A tourist has reportedly been rescued after being stranded in an airport for more than 100 days due to coronavirus travel restrictions, which saw him unable to return home. Roman Trofimov of Estonia was traveling from Bangkok on March 20 on an AirAsia flight when he landed at Manila airport in the Philippines, The Sun...
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Joe Girardi’s unexpected Yankee Stadium return will be ‘odd’
Joe Girardi returns to Yankee Stadium later this month as the Phillies’ manager for an exhibition game against the team he helped win three World Series from 1996-99 as a player and managed from 2008-17, winning the World Series in 2009. “I think it’ll be odd because I’m not used to going in the other...
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Tropical storm Fay likely to form, bringing heavy rainfall to Mid-Atlantic coast, Northeast
It would be the earliest "F" storm on record and is forecast to douse the Delmarva and Northeast between Thursday night and Saturday.
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Former US attorney for SDNY Geoffrey Berman testifies at House Judiciary Committee
Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman is testifying behind closed doors on Capitol Hill Thursday over his firing by Attorney General Bill Barr last month.
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Prince Harry doppelgänger will make you double-take
This guy had gotten himself in some “Harry” situations. Henry Morley, a 31-year-old car mechanic in Malton, UK, looks so much like Prince Harry that he gets stopped everywhere he goes — despite the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepping down as senior royals. One woman in London even thought this “Harry” was the real-life...
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Shop work-from-home wardrobe picks during Uniqlo's Biggest Savings Ever sale
There are major discounts on pieces from across the brand during what Uniqlo is calling its "Biggest Savings Ever" sale. Loungewear, shirts, jeans, are more for women, men, and kids are all marked down.
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Florida faces surge in virus cases as Disney World starts to reopen
The Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are welcoming some passholders for a "preview" and will officially reopen on Saturday.
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The Supreme Court’s unanimous — and biting — rebuke of one of Trump’s many ‘absolute’ claims
Trump claimed absolute immunity from state investigations. Chief Justice John Roberts noted that not even his solicitor general would back that up -- and even the two dissenting justices acknowledged his argument was bunk.
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Millions in small business aid went to "hate groups"
One anti-immigrant group's leader says he's against the Paycheck Protection Program, but had obligation to take money.
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Novak Djokovic accuses critics of 'witch hunt' following failed tennis tournament: 'Someone has to take the fall'
Novak Djokvic says he’s the scapegoat for many after he was heavily criticised this past month for planning a charity tennis tournament in the middle of a pandemic which saw him, and several other tennis pros test positive for COVID-19.
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Missing Seoul mayor's body found after massive search
Local police said the body of the missing mayor of South Korea’s capital, Seoul, has been found.
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Seoul's mayor found dead, hours after he was reported missing
The mayor of the South Korean capital Seoul has been found dead hours after he was reporting missing by his daughter, police have confirmed.
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AP Explains: Confederate flags draw differing responses
Public pressure amid protests over racial inequality forced Mississippi to furl its Confederate-inspired state flag for good, yet Georgia’s flag is based on another Confederate design and lives on
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Donald Trump plans to travel to West Texas for campaign fundraiser despite COVID spike
Already under political fire for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump plans campaign fundraisers in one the nation's primary hot spots: Texas        
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Naya Rivera: See the 'Glee' actress through the years
We're looking back on Naya Rivera's career through the years. The actress and singer is best best known for her role as Santana Lopez in Fox's "Glee."        
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Drunken African Migrants Assault Mayor on Greek Island
A group of intoxicated African migrants has been accused of harassing and assaulting the mayor of Eastern Samos on the island of Samos after being asked to leave a city square.
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Belgians are taking staycations in hanging tree tents
BORGLOON, Belgium – Rather than take a summer holiday abroad during the coronavirus pandemic, some Belgians are trying a novel camping experience at home, spending a night in a teardrop-shaped tent hanging from a tree. The idea of Dutch artist Dre Wapenaar, the tree tents double as an art installation and are considered sculpture, rather...
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The Long, Perilous Route Thousands Of Indians Have Risked For A Shot At Life In U.S.
The journey from India can zigzag to Russia, the Mideast, the Caribbean and Central America. U.S. Border Patrol figures show more than 7,600 Indians were detained on the U.S.-Mexico border last year.
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Gary Larson of ‘The Far Side’ publishes his first new cartoons in 25 years
"The Far Side" creator says drawing with a digital tablet reinvigorated his desire to create art.
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Kendra Wilkinson joins Kyle Richards’ husband’s real estate agency
The "Girl Next Door" can now sell you the home next door.
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Planned Parenthood Says 'We Stand with Black Women' After Kanye West Says They 'Do the Devil's Work'
“We stand with Black women,” said Planned Parenthood in response to rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West, who said that the abortion mill’s facilities exist in cities on behalf of “white supremacists to do the devil’s work.” “We stand with
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California security guard charged with murder after shooting customer who didn’t wear a mask
A California security guard was charged with murder Wednesday after prosecutors say he shot a 50-year-old man at a supermarket because he was not wearing a mask. 
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How John Roberts Pulled Off a Balancing Act in Trump’s Subpoena Cases
The chief justice won’t make Trump king. But his compromises mean Congress may never see the president’s financial records.
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