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 2020-07-08 07:50 

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Top envoy says U.S. ready to resume talks with North Korea...

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun said Wednesday that the United States is ready for further dialogue with North Korea and expressed support for increased inter-Korean cooperation....

 2020-07-08 07:25 

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Zika may have damaged more infants' brains than expected...

It's a virus some might not even remember, but babies born to mothers infected with Zika who appeared normal at birth still experienced neurological or developmental problems, new research suggests....

 2020-07-08 07:00 

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Famous birthdays for July 8: Beck, Jaden Smith...

Singer Beck turns 50 and actor/singer Jaden Smith turns 22, among the famous birthdays for July 8....

 2020-07-08 07:00 

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On This Day, July 8: North Korea's Kim Il Sung dies at 82...

On July 8, 1994, North Korean President Kim Il Sung died at age 82. He had led the country since its founding in 1948....

 2020-07-08 05:20 

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Dutch police discover 'underworld' prison with torture chamber in shipping containers...

Police in the Netherlands arrested six men suspected of preparing to commit kidnappings and hold people hostage after discovering an "underworld" prison equipped with a torture chamber made from shipping containers....

 2020-07-08 05:19 

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria may lurk in U.S. water, soil...

A potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria could be hiding in the dirt and water of the southernmost U.S. states, warns a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

 2020-07-08 04:00 

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Dementia risk 90% higher in older adults with dual sensory impairment, study finds...

Older adults with both hearing and visual impairment have a nearly 90 percent higher risk for developing dementia, according to a study in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring....

 2020-07-08 03:06 

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U.S. bars entry to Chinese officials over access to Tibet...

The U.S. State Department on Tuesday said they will deny Chinese officials entry to the United States who have restricted the access of government officials, journalists, independent observers and tourists to Tibet....

 2020-07-08 02:50 

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Ryder Cup to be postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic...

With coronavirus cases spiking around the country, the PGA of America is electing to postpone the Ryder Cup until 2021....

 2020-07-08 02:10 

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Biden wins N.J., Delaware primaries; Booker fends of Democrat challenger...

Former Vice President Joe Biden won primary elections in both New Jersey and Delaware in votes held amid expected glitches and delays caused by quick maneuvers to send out mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-07-08 01:36 

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MLS postpones second match in 'MLS is Back Tournament' due to COVID-19...

Major League Soccer announced Tuesday that Nashville SC's match against the Chicago Fire in the "MLS is Back Tournament" has been postponed because of coronavirus concerns....

 2020-07-08 01:05 

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Thousands in Serbia protest new COVID-19 restrictions...

Thousands of people in Serbia gathered in front of the National Assembly Building in Belgrade on Tuesday night to protest a weekend curfew announced by President Aleksandar Vucic....

 2020-07-08 00:56 

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Wizards star Bradley Beal out of NBA restart due to shoulder injury...

Washington Wizards star guard Bradley Beal won't play in the NBA's restart this month because of a right rotator cuff injury....

 2020-07-08 00:37 

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Lightning strike claims 2 lives in rural Pennsylvania...

A pair of men were struck and killed by lightning in Granville Township, Pa., marking the state's first lightning fatalities in over a year....

 2020-07-08 00:01 

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Eagles condemn DeSean Jackson's 'appalling' anti-Semitic messages...

The Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday denounced anti-Semitic messages that wide receiver DeSean Jackson posted on social media, and said the team would take "appropriate action."...

 2020-07-07 23:49 

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Lawmakers urge Pentagon to stop buying F-35 parts from Turkey...

A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper this week asking the Pentagon to more quickly end its F-35 partnership with Turkey....

 2020-07-07 23:15 

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State Department approves $23M sale of Black Hawk to Jordan...

The State Department has approved the possible $23 million deal to sell one UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter and related equipment to the government of Jordan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Tuesday....

 2020-07-07 23:10 

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Tropical Storm Cristina forms in Pacific, expected to become season's 1st hurricane...

Tropical Storm Cristina formed in the Pacific Ocean late Monday and is on track to become the first hurricane of 2020, forecasters say....

 2020-07-07 22:55 

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Delta, JetBlue, Alaska airlines sign letters of intent to receive CARES loans...

Delta, United, JetBlue, Southwest and Alaska airlines signed letters of intent to receive federal loans to help the industry weather the COVID-19 pandemic, the Treasury Department announced Tuesday....

 2020-07-07 22:38 

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Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian recovering from heart surgery...

Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian had heart surgery last week and is expected to make a full recovery....

 2020-07-07 22:15 

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Trump says White House will pressure governors to open schools this fall...

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the White House will pressure governors to open educational institutions on time in the fall....

 2020-07-07 22:10 

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Healthier school meal programs helped poorer kids avoid obesity...

Just how healthy has the introduction of healthier new meals at America's schools been for kids? A new study ties the policy move to about a half-million fewer obese U.S. children....

 2020-07-07 21:27 

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Exposure to iodine in the NICU may affect infant thyroid function...

Exposure to iodine in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) may increase a baby's risk for loss of thyroid function, a new study suggests....

 2020-07-07 21:26 

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Ontario woman wins two big lottery prizes in three weeks...

An Ontario woman said she was shocked to discover she had won two big lottery prizes in a span of only three weeks with scratch-off tickets....

 2020-07-07 21:21 

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President Donald Trump formally gives notice of WHO withdrawal...

The Trump administration sent formal notice to Congress and the United Nations on Tuesday that the United States is withdrawing from the World Health Organization....

 2020-07-07 21:21 

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Pentagon, VA adapting as number of COVID-19 cases grows, officials say...

The Pentagon has opened an outdoor facility for "safe and socially distant workouts," and officials are closely monitoring and adapting as COVID-19 cases among active duty and retired members of the military grow....

 2020-07-07 21:10 

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COVID-19 outbreaks at meat processing plants are hitting minorities hard...

Nearly 1 of every 10 workers in affected meatpacking plants were diagnosed with COVID-19, based on figures from 14 states that reported the total number of workers in facilities with outbreaks....

 2020-07-07 20:51 

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Dow falls 396 points, reversing Monday's gains...

Stocks fell sharply on Tuesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 396 points, largely reversing Monday's gains....

 2020-07-07 20:48 

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Train parked on bridge in South Africa becomes luxury hotel...

A luxury hotel preparing to open in South Africa is offering guests the chance to spend the night in a train permanently parked on a bridge....

 2020-07-07 20:44 

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FBI Director Christopher Wray: U.S. counterintelligence opens a case on China every 10 hours...

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Tuesday that much of the U.S. government's counterintelligence efforts focus on China....

 2020-07-07 20:16 

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25% of racial minorities report COVID-19 discrimination, survey finds...

One in four minority Americans in the United States face discrimination over fears they have been infected with the new coronavirus, according to the findings of a survey released Tuesday....

 2020-07-07 20:08 

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Scientists move to create single, comprehensive list of Earth's living species...

An international group of scientists hope to convince biologists, taxonomists, conservationists and policy makers the world over to use a single, comprehensive list of the world's species....

 2020-07-07 20:07 

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NASA adds software experts to work toward new Boeing capsule flight...

NASA added software experts to work with Boeing and SpaceX on their space capsule programs following the failure of Boeing's Starliner test flight in December....

 2020-07-07 20:07 

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NASA adds software experts to work toward new Boeing capsule flight...

NASA added software experts to work with Boeing and SpaceX on their space capsule programs following the failure of Boeing's Starliner test flight in December....

 2020-07-07 19:52 

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Scuba diver, metal detector hobbyist find lost ring in Iowa lake...

An Iowa man whose wedding ring plunged into the murky waters of a lake received some help from a pair of men with an underwater metal detector....

 2020-07-07 19:47 

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Look: Police warn of alligator on the loose in Michigan...

Police are warning residents of a Michigan area to be on the lookout for an unusual escapee: a 1-foot alligator....

 2020-07-07 19:37 

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Deutsche Bank to pay $150 million penalty for transactions with Jeffrey Epstein, 2 foreign banks...

New York regulators announced Tuesday a $150 million penalty on Deutsche Bank tied to suspicious transactions involving Jeffrey Epstein and two foreign banks....

 2020-07-07 19:24 

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More than 1,000 faith leaders call for halt to federal executions...

A group of more than 1,000 faith leaders on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr to halt four federal executions scheduled over the next two months....

 2020-07-07 19:21 

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Study: As REM sleep declines, life span suffers...

Deep sleep is essential for good health, and too little of it may shorten your life, a new study suggests....

 2020-07-07 18:53 

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Nationals' Max Scherzer 'on target' but MVP candidate Juan Soto in isolation...

Max Scherzer says he is "on target" for the 2020 season, but slugger Juan Soto is away from Washington Nationals summer camp and in isolation after he came into contact with a teammate who tested positive for COVID-19....

 2020-07-07 18:40 

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Cyclist rides 3,666 miles across Canada in 20 days...

A cyclist who departed from Vancouver, British Columbia, biked across Canada and arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 20 days later....

 2020-07-07 18:29 

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Donald Trump compared to his 3-year-old self in niece's book...

President Donald Trump's niece, Mary Trump, compares the president to his 3-year-old self in a book to be released July 14....

 2020-07-07 18:28 

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Listen: GFriend shares 'Song of the Sirens' highlight medley...

K-pop stars GFriend released clips of "Apple" and five other songs from their forthcoming mini album, "Song of the Sirens."...

 2020-07-07 18:21 

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Russia opens treason probe into space agency adviser, former journalist Ivan Safronov...

Russian authorities on Tuesday arrested a former journalist accused of sharing military secrets with the intelligence agency of an unspecified NATO country....

 2020-07-07 18:16 

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New York, New Jersey add Delaware, Kansas, Oklahoma to coronavirus quarantine lists...

New York and New Jersey on Tuesday added travelers from three more states -- Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma -- to their lists requiring 14 days of quarantine due to the COVID-19 crisis....

 2020-07-07 18:12 

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Tom Hanks: 'Greyhound' speaks to 'pressure' of COVID-19 pandemic...

Tom Hanks discussed how his film "Greyhound," which follows a U.S. Navy commander during World War II, relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-07-07 18:12 

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Chicken makes daring escape in Instacart driver's trunk...

A Texas family's pet chicken is safe at home after a caught-on-camera escape that saw the bird jump into a grocery delivery driver's trunk....

 2020-07-07 18:05 

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Gov't report shows record 6.5 million hires in May...

A new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a record 6.5 million hires in May -- a monthly increase of 2.4 million -- along with a record drop in job separations....

 2020-07-07 17:57 

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Trump to visit Southern Command to focus on counternarcotics operation...

President Donald Trump will visit South Florida on Friday to review the advance of a counternarcotics operation in the Caribbean, White House officials said on Tuesday....

 2020-07-07 17:37 

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James Corden to adapt 'Real Pigeons Fight Crime' for Nickelodeon...

James Corden and Ben Winston have signed a new deal with Nickelodeon to produce an animated movie and television series based on children's book series "Real Pigeons Fight Crime."...

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