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 2020-07-08 04:19 

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Soccer-Lampard says Pulisic has raised his game at Chelsea...

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes Christian Pulisic has taken his game to another level after the forward scored in Tuesday's 3-2 Premier League victory at Crystal Palace. The 21-year-old, who became the most expensive American soccer player when...

 2020-07-08 04:11 

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Gay rights: the taboo subject in Singapore's election...

SINGAPORE — Among a record eleven parties set to contest Singapore's election on Friday, there has been virtual silence on one of the conservative city-state's most controversial issues, gay rights. Advocacy groups have stepped up awareness ...

 2020-07-08 04:02 

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U.S. envoy plays down expectations for N.Korea meet, but ready to talk...

SEOUL — U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun on Wednesday rejected reports that he was seeking to meet North Korean officials during a visit to South Korea this week but reiterated that Washington is open to resuming talks. The U.S. point m...

 2020-07-08 04:01 

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Australia looking to restrict return of citizens amid coronavirus outbreak...

SYDNEY — Australia will likely slow down the return of its citizens from abroad, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, as it grapples with a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus that has led it to isolate its second most populous state. The ...

 2020-07-08 03:47 

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Amy Kennedy gets Democratic nod to take on party-switcher Van Drew in U.S. House...

WASHINGTON — Former schoolteacher Amy Kennedy won a Democratic primary in New Jersey on Tuesday to become the standard-bearer to take on U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew, who last year switched parties to become a Republican in the November electio...

 2020-07-08 03:37 

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Dominican Republic names opposition's Abinader president-elect...

SANTO DOMINGO — Electoral authorities in the Dominican Republic confirmed Luis Abinader as President-elect on Tuesday after the opposition candidate won with a majority vote that ousted the long-ruling Dominican Liberation Party (PLD). With the coun...

 2020-07-08 03:31 

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Union, NYCFC seek better start at MLS is Back Tournament...

The Philadelphia Union and New York City FC look to shake off the effects of a four-month hiatus on Thursday morning when they compete in the MLS is Back Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando. Both Eastern Conference clubs answe...

 2020-07-08 03:24 

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China converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office...

HONG KONG — China opened its new national security office in Hong Kong on Wednesday, turning a hotel near a city-center park that has been one of the most popular venues for pro-democracy protests into its new headquarters. The office, in the bustli...

 2020-07-08 03:22 

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U.S. envoy Biegun says Seoul trip not aimed at meeting N.Koreans...

SEOUL — While meeting with South Korean counterparts in Seoul on Wednesday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun rejected reports that he was seeking to meet with North Korean officials during this week's visit. Biegun's visit had s...

 2020-07-08 03:17 

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Amy Kennedy gets Democratic nod to take on party-switcher Van Drew in U.S. House...

WASHINGTON — Former schoolteacher Amy Kennedy won a Democratic primary in New Jersey on Tuesday to become the standard-bearer to take on U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew, who last year switched parties to become a Republican, in the November electi...

 2020-07-08 03:10 

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U.S., S.Korean officials discuss N.Korea strategy as Pyongyang rejects talks...

SEOUL — The U.S. point man for North Korea met with South Korean officials in Seoul on Wednesday for talks, overshadowed by Pyongyang's insistence that it has no intention of returning to denuclearisation negotiations any time soon. Stephen Bieg...

 2020-07-08 03:09 

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Britain keen to strengthen defense relations with Saudi Arabia SPA...

CAIRO — Britain's defense minister Ben Wallace said his country was keen to boost defense relations with Saudi Arabia, particularly military exports, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday. In a phone call with Saudi Arabia's vice defen...

 2020-07-08 03:08 

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Colombia's ELN rebels call for 90-day bilateral ceasefire...

BOGOTA — Colombia's biggest active guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), called for a bilateral ceasefire of at least 90 days to help fight the coronavirus pandemic and re-establish peace talks late on Tuesday. The left-wing rebel...

 2020-07-08 02:58 

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Veteran West plans to ump despite high-risk status...

Veteran umpire Joe West has every intention to work this season despite being classified as high risk during the coronavirus pandemic. In a story published Tuesday, the 67-year-old West told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic that MLB officials told him he cou...

 2020-07-08 02:57 

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China challenges the U.S. to reduce its nuclear arsenal to same level...

BEIJING — If the United States were willing to reduce its nuclear arsenal to China's level, China would "be happy to" participate in trilateral arms control negotiation with the U.S and Russia, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Wednesday...

 2020-07-08 02:51 

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WNBA players reveal ugly living conditions in 'bubble'...

Worms. Mouse traps. Bed bugs. This was not what WNBA players had in mind when they reported to their hotel at the "bubble" in Bradenton, Fla., to prepare for games that are scheduled to take place at the IMG Academy. Players circulated images upon...

 2020-07-08 02:26 

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'Blackhawks' name honors Native American leader, say Chicago...

The NHL's Chicago Blackhawks said on Tuesday they will not change their name or logo despite growing pressure on U.S. sports teams with Native American names and symbols to do so amid a push to eliminate racially insensitive material. The team said in...

 2020-07-08 02:23 

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Long queues at Australian border closed by coronavirus...

SYDNEY — Long queues of cars banked up on either side of one of Australia's busiest internal border crossings on Tuesday after it was closed overnight in a bid to contain a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus in the country's second-biggest ci...

 2020-07-08 02:17 

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Report: Braves don't intend to change name...

The Atlanta Braves do not intend to change their name despite pressures from Native American groups and other critics to do so, The Athletic reported Tuesday. Per the report, the Braves are having ongoing discussions about the use of the "Tomahawk Cho...

 2020-07-08 02:01 

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Harrison concedes to Kennedy in race to challenge party switcher Van Drew in U.S. House...

WASHINGTON — Political analyst Brigid Harrison conceded on Tuesday to former schoolteacher Amy Kennedy in the New Jersey Democratic primary contest to take on U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew, who had switched parties to become a Republican, in the...

 2020-07-08 01:53 

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Golf-Ryder Cup to be postponed to 2021: ESPN...

This year's Ryder Cup will be postponed to 2021 and next year's Presidents Cup will also be moved back by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reported on Tuesday. The biennial Ryder Cup, which pits a U.S. team against Europe, was schedule...

 2020-07-08 01:31 

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Ghislaine Maxwell's arraignment for luring underage girls scheduled for next week...

Ghislaine Maxwell, the former associate of Jeffrey Epstein, will be arraigned on July 14 on charges of luring underage girls so that the financier, now dead, could abuse them, according to a court order issued Tuesday evening. Judge Alison Nathan in Manha...

 2020-07-08 01:28 

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Brigid Harrison concedes to Amy Kennedy in U.S. House Democratic primary...

WASHINGTON — Political analyst Brigid Harrison conceded on Tuesday to former schoolteacher Amy Kennedy in the New Jersey Democratic primary contest to take on U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew, who abandoned that party for the Republicans, in the No...

 2020-07-08 01:28 

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Browns sign first-round OT Wills to contract...

Cleveland Browns first-round offensive tackle Jedrick Wills signed his four-year, rookie contract on Tuesday. Wills posted a picture on Instagram of himself signing, and the team also announced the news. Based on his draft slot (10th overall), Wills' ...

 2020-07-08 01:25 

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U.S. general say he is not convinced Russian cash led to U.S. deaths in Afghanistan...

WASHINGTON — A top U.S. general said on Tuesday he was not convinced any Russian bounties resulted in the deaths of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, even as he acknowledged his concerns about Russian intentions toward the United States. U.S. officials sa...

 2020-07-08 01:23 

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Report: SMU F Mike to remain in NBA draft...

SMU forward Isiaha Mike will remain eligible for the NBA draft and bypass what could have been one more season with the Mustangs, according to a report Tuesday from the Dallas Morning News. The 6-foot-8, 215-pound player averaged 14.0 points and 6.3 rebou...

 2020-07-08 01:21 

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Two parliamentary committees expected to dig into Trudeau government's handling of WE Charity deal...

The charity, which has close ties to the prime minister, pulled out of the deal after a week of controversy...

 2020-07-08 01:16 

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Mexico finds remains of another missing student, attacks 'false' history of events...

MEXICO CITY — Investigators have found a bone fragment belonging to one of 43 students who disappeared in Mexico in September 2014, prosecutors said on Tuesday, only the second set of remains to be definitively identified in a case that roiled the c...

 2020-07-08 01:12 

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U.S., S.Korean officials discuss N.Korea strategy as Pyongyang rejects talks...

SEOUL — The U.S. point man for North Korea met with South Korean officials in Seoul on Wednesday for wide-ranging talks, overshadowed by Pyongyang's insistence that it has no intention of returning to denuclearisation negotiations any time soon....

 2020-07-08 01:10 

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Report: Players balk at NFL's escrow proposal...

NFL players have balked at the league's proposal that 35 percent of player salaries be held in escrow during the 2020 season, NFL Network reported Tuesday. Per the report, the league proposed to escrow salaries "to help manage costs" amid the ...

 2020-07-08 00:55 

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Beijing converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office...

HONG KONG — Beijing opened its new national security office in Hong Kong on Wednesday, turning a hotel in the bustling shopping and commercial district of Causeway Bay into its new headquarters. The office will oversee the Hong Kong government's...

 2020-07-08 00:51 

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China reports seven new coronavirus cases for July 7, down from prior day...

SHANGHAI — China on Wednesday reported seven new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 7, compared with eight cases a day earlier, the health authority said. All of the new infections were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in ...

 2020-07-08 00:40 

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Four Republican senators say they plan to skip party convention...

NEW YORK — Four Republican U.S. senators announced on Tuesday they would not attend the party's national convention in Florida next month, where President Donald Trump will be nominated for a second term in the White House. Senators Lamar Alexan...

 2020-07-08 00:26 

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Now is the time to bring a basic income program to Canada, says B.C. senator. But the pilot project could cost $100 billion...

A basic income could replace income support programs like welfare with money everyone would receive, but the support would gradually be reduced as a person's income rose...

 2020-07-08 00:19 

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Blackhawks stand by team name amid scrutiny...

The Chicago Blackhawks have no intention to put their team name on ice. As the NFL's Washington Redskins and MLB's Cleveland Indians consider changes to their names and logos, which critics say demean Native Americans, the Blackhawks issued a stat...

 2020-07-08 00:18 

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Colombia coronavirus lockdown extended until Aug. 1...

BOGOTA — Colombia's national lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus will be extended by just over two weeks until Aug. 1, President Ivan Duque said on Tuesday. The Andean country has reported more than 124,400 cases of the novel coronavir...

 2020-07-08 00:18 

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Eagles' Jackson apologizes after posting anti-Semitic messages...

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson issued two apologies after posting an anti-Semitic message that he attributed to Adolf Hitler and admiration for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on social media. The Eagles on Tuesday responded by ca...

 2020-07-08 00:05 

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CFIA cancels imports of some puppies from Ukraine after dead dogs found on plane...

TORONTO — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it will not allow commercial puppies under the age of eight months to be imported from Ukraine after dozens of dead or sick dogs were found on a flight at Toronto's airport. The agency says foll...

 2020-07-08 00:02 

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Dozen of bodies found in Burkina Faso, and rights group suspects extrajudicial killings...

OUAGADOUGOU — At least 180 bodies have been found in common graves in Djibo, a town in the north of Burkina Faso, Human Rights Watch (HRW), said in a report released on Wednesday, saying that the killings were likely carried out by government forces...

 2020-07-07 23:53 

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Are anti-maskers the new anti-vaxxers? How a piece of cloth in the pandemic became so politicized...

Some people see mandatory masks as a sign that we are all in this together. Others see them as communist propaganda prioritizing collective good over individual rights...

 2020-07-07 23:51 

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Victoria state coronavirus curbs to cost Australia up to $700 mln a week...

SYDNEY — Australia could take an economic hit of as much as A$1 billion ($700 million) each week because of coronavirus restrictions reimposed by Victoria state, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Wednesday. Renewed lockdown measures in Victoria'...

 2020-07-07 23:47 

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Report: PGA to postpone Ryder Cup until 2021...

The Ryder Cup will be postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to an ESPN report published Tuesday night. The network reported that an official announcement to postpone the tournament will come Wednesday morning from PGA of Amer...

 2020-07-07 23:44 

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Brazil's Bolsonaro catches coronavirus, shrugs off health risks...

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he tested positive for the novel coronavirus after months minimizing the severity of the pandemic and defying medical experts, even as the virus has killed more than 66,000 peop...

 2020-07-07 23:44 

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Former Alberta politician who gave seat up for Kenney gets Texas appointment...

EDMONTON — A former Alberta legislature member who gave up his seat for Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has a new government job in Texas. Kenney has appointed Dave Rodney to the job of Alberta's agent general. Kenney says the role is aimed at driv...

 2020-07-07 23:36 

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Man punched during arrest in Saskatoon had been arrested earlier: police union...

SASKATOON — The Saskatoon Police Association says a man seen in a video being repeatedly punched by an officer during his arrest had been apprehended on another matter earlier the same day. There has been criticism of police after a 6 1/2-minute vid...

 2020-07-07 23:29 

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B.C. announces 12 new cases of COVID-19, no additional deaths...

VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials announced 12 new infections of COVID-19 on Tuesday as the government extended the provincial state of emergency for two more weeks. The government says the province has had 2,990 cases of COVID-19 in tota...

 2020-07-07 23:26 

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Masvidal's coach out of UFC 251 after positive COVID test...

American Top Team coach Mike Brown will not be able to corner Jorge Masvidal at his UFC 251 title bout on Saturday night after testing positive for COVID-19. Brown tested positive earlier this week and did not make the trip to Abu Dhabi to coach Masvidal,...

 2020-07-07 23:25 

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Boeing settles nearly all Lion Air 737 MAX crash claims filing...

SEATTLE — Boeing Co has reached settlement agreements in more than 90% of the wrongful death claims filed in federal court after the 2018 crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX in Indonesia that killed all 189 people on board, a court filing on Tuesday said. T...

 2020-07-07 23:24 

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Report: Nets' Prince tests positive, will sit out...

A fourth Brooklyn Nets player, forward Taurean Prince, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will sit out the NBA's restart later this month near Orlando, ESPN reported Tuesday. The Nets were already without center DeAndre Jordan, guard Spencer Dinwidd...

 2020-07-07 23:11 

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China could have done more to aid world's COVID-19 response, top U.S. health official says...

U.S. coronavirus task force response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said that the United States and other countries could have had a stronger initial response to COVID-19 if China had been more forthcoming about key features of the virus. At a panel held by...

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