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 2020-07-09 04:55 

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Elementary, middle school absenteeism carries later life consequences...

Missing lots of school between kindergarten and eighth grade may have consequences when kids grow up, a new study suggests....

 2020-07-09 03:11 

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Pompeo: U.S. will deny China access to Americans' data...

The Trump administration is working to prevent China from using telecommunications networks to access the private data of American citizens, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday....

 2020-07-09 02:50 

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San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills donating salary to social justice causes...

San Antonio Spurs veteran guard Patty Mills is donating his salary from the NBA's 22-team restart in Orlando, Fla., to Black Lives Matter and other social justice causes....

 2020-07-09 02:24 

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Attorney seeks dismissal of charges for former officer in George Floyd's death...

An attorney for former Minneapolis Police officer Thomas Lane filed a motion to dismiss charges against him in the death of George Floyd....

 2020-07-09 01:46 

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Los Angeles Clippers traveling to Orlando without star Kawhi Leonard...

Superstar forward Kawhi Leonard didn't fly with the Los Angeles Clippers to Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday because of a family matter....

 2020-07-09 01:11 

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San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert demanding trade...

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert has requested a trade from the team, his agent announced Wednesday on social media....

 2020-07-09 01:11 

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Biden, Sanders task forces unveil policy recommendations for general election...

Unity task forces for former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders released policy recommendations ahead of the Democratic National Convention....

 2020-07-09 00:29 

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Texas executes Billy Wardlow for 1993 murder...

Barring intervention from the U.S. Supreme Court or the governor of Texas, the state is scheduled Wednesday to execute a death row inmate who killed an elderly man nearly 30 years ago....

 2020-07-08 23:59 

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Stanford to cut 11 varsity teams, Ivy League canceling fall sports due to pandemic...

As coronavirus cases continue to spike around the country, Stanford University is cutting 11 of its varsity programs and the Ivy League has ruled out playing sports this fall....

 2020-07-08 23:59 

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Stanford to cut 11 varsity teams, Ivy League cancels fall sports due to pandemic...

As coronavirus cases continue to spike around the country, Stanford University is cutting 11 of its varsity programs and the Ivy League has ruled out playing sports this fall....

 2020-07-08 23:57 

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Bodies of 180 suspected extrajudicial execution victims found in Burkina Faso...

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday announced the discovery of 180 bodies of men believed to be victims of mass extrajudicial killings in Burkina Faso....

 2020-07-08 23:55 

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Lee Daniels, Fred Savage working on new 'Wonder Years' pilot...

"Empire" creator and "Precious" filmmaker Lee Daniels is working with actor-director Fred Savage on a pilot for a new version of "The Wonder Years."...

 2020-07-08 23:40 

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Javicia Leslie lands lead in 'Batwoman' Season 2...

Javicia Leslie will play the titular heroine in "Batwoman" when the show returns to The CW for Season 2 in January....

 2020-07-08 23:32 

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Kansas man receives 12 years in prison for killing girlfriend on cruise ship...

A federal judge in Kansas sentenced a man to 12 years in prison for killing his girlfriend while they were on board a cruise ship in 2018, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday....

 2020-07-08 22:56 

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Trump, Lopez Obrador celebrate USMCA with joint declaration...

President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador celebrated the launch of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement by signing a joint declaration at the White House on Wednesday....

 2020-07-08 22:53 

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Nearly 60 killed in severe flooding in Japan...

The death toll continued to rise Wednesday on the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan as tens of thousands of workers continued rescue and recovery efforts after flooding downpours inundated the region....

 2020-07-08 22:45 

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NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson cleared to race after two negative coronavirus tests...

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson has been cleared to compete Sunday at Kentucky Speedway after testing negative for the coronavirus twice....

 2020-07-08 22:13 

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Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE from removing student visas for online instruction...

Harvard and MIT on Wednesday filed a lawsuit seeking to block a Trump administration policy that would strip international students of visas if the university they attend moves to online-only instruction....

 2020-07-08 21:46 

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Species that use sound to 'fake' their body size are usually skilled vocal learners...

Animals that use their voice to sound bigger than they are tend to also be skilled vocal learners, according to new scientific paper....

 2020-07-08 21:25 

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Many COVID-19 hot spots affect areas around state borders, experts say...

Many COVID-19 hotspots across the country are in areas along state borders because different governments have taken different approaches to contain spread of the new coronavirus, according to the U.S. COVID Atlas....

 2020-07-08 21:22 

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Ancient Polynesians, Native Americans made contact before Europeans arrived...

Ancient Polynesians and Native Americans hailing from what is now Colombia were in contact prior to the arrival of Europeans, according to a new genomic survey....

 2020-07-08 21:19 

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Facebook removes accounts linked to Roger Stone, foreign interference...

Facebook on Wednesday took down dozens of accounts linked to Republican operative Roger Stone, efforts at foreign interference and white nationalist groups....

 2020-07-08 21:12 

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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman retires from Army citing 'bullying,' 'retaliation' by Trump...

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman said he will retire from the military following a campaign of bullying and retaliation in response to his testimony in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry....

 2020-07-08 20:47 

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Probiotics may help ease depression, study shows...

Probiotic supplements might help ease depression symptoms in some people, a new research review suggests....

 2020-07-08 20:24 

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Study: News media, influencers can double efficacy of COVID-19 prevention messages...

People who saw educational messages on social media about the importance of hand-washing and social distancing in preventing the spread of COVID-19 were up to twice as likely to engage in these practices, a study says....

 2020-07-08 19:50 

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United Airlines warns 36,000 employees of potential layoffs...

United Airlines warned its employees Wednesday that it could lay off up to 36,000 front-line workers in October if the travel industry doesn't pick up after a lull caused by the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-07-08 19:38 

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Jacket loaned to friend with $75,000 winning lotto ticket in pocket...

A Canadian man who won a lottery jackpot of nearly $75,000 said the winning ticket sat forgotten for months in the pocket of a jacket he had loaned to a friend....

 2020-07-08 19:32 

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15th century Chinese encyclopedia volumes sell for $9 million...

A pair of volumes from a 15th century Chinese encyclopedia sold for more than 1,000 times their estimated price when they fetched a high bid of more than $9 million....

 2020-07-08 19:24 

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House version of defense budget provides funding to remove Confederate names from bases...

A provision in the House version of the $694.6 billion defense budget includes $1 million to rename U.S. Army facilities named after Confederate leaders....

 2020-07-08 19:04 

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Navy scraps physical assessment test again, citing COVID-19...

The U.S. Navy's autumn physical fitness assessment cycle will be suspended to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Navy announced....

 2020-07-08 18:54 

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Northrop Grumman's FAAD C2 system chosen as short-term anti-drone solution...

The anti-drone defense system of Northrop Grumman Corp. -- the Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control -- was selected by the Defense Department for short-term use, the company announced on Wednesday....

 2020-07-08 18:52 

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British police: Do not call 999 for wrong-address freezer delivery...

A British police department took to social media with an important reminder for local residents: a freezer delivery to the wrong address is not a police emergency....

 2020-07-08 18:47 

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New York City schools to partially reopen, rotate in-person classes...

When some students return to classrooms across the United States in the fall, New York City public schools will operate a reduced in-person schedule, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday....

 2020-07-08 18:47 

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NYC schools to rotate in-person classes; CDC to clarify guidelines...

New York City announced Wednesday that public schools will reopen for fall with reduced in-person classes. Vice President Mike Pence said the CDC would clarify its guidelines after criticism from President Donald Trump....

 2020-07-08 18:45 

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'Halloween,' 'Purge' sequels, 'Candyman' remake postponed...

Universal Pictures has postponed the release dates for "Halloween Kills," "Halloween Ends," "The Forever Purge" and "Candyman."...

 2020-07-08 18:34 

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In Photos: Moments from Janelle Monae's career...

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and actress Janelle Mone stars in the new horror film "Antebellum" and in Season 2 of the Amazon series "Homecoming."; Here's a look back at her career....

 2020-07-08 18:30 

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Look: Firefighters hoist sunken horse out of muddy water...

Firefighters in Britain came to the rescue of a hapless horse that sunk up to its shoulders in muddy water....

 2020-07-08 18:28 

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Listen: Jeong Eun-ji teases new song 'Simple is the Best'...

K-pop star Jeong Eun-ji shared a track trailer for "Simple is the Best," a song from her forthcoming EP "Simple."...

 2020-07-08 18:13 

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Benny Gantz goes into quarantine in Israel...

Benny Gantz, Israel's defense minister, entered quarantine Wednesday after learning he had been in contact with a person who was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus....

 2020-07-08 18:11 

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Look: Chris Sligh diagnosed with pneumonia amid COVID-19 battle...

"Empty Me" singer Chris Sligh was diagnosed with double pneumonia after testing positive for COVID-19....

 2020-07-08 18:05 

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Winless Inter Miami favored over Orlando City in MLS is Back opener...

A new rivalry between Inter Miami CF and Orlando City SC will open Wednesday's MLS is Back Tournament. The tournament marks the return for the league after a three-month suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-07-08 17:59 

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'Real Housewife' Denise Richards juggles other roles, too...

Denise Richards discusses her return to "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," a cameo in new movie "Money Plane," her non-profit Quantum Reach Foundation and her CB ME skin care line....

 2020-07-08 17:59 

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'Real Housewife' Denise Richards juggles other roles, too...

Denise Richards discusses her return to "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," a cameo in new movie "Money Plane," her non-profit Quantum Reach Foundation and her CB ME skin care line....

 2020-07-08 17:57 

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Watch: Man fights off deadly snake while driving on highway...

Police in Australia said a driver pulled over for speeding on the highway ended gave officers a good excuse -- he was fighting off one of the world's deadliest snakes....

 2020-07-08 17:45 

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'Catfish' to return with new virtual episodes on August 5...

"Catfish" will return with new, remotely produced episodes starting on Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. EDT....

 2020-07-08 17:42 

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HBO Max acquires 'Class Action Park' doc about 'dangerous' N.J. amusement park...

"Class Action Park," a documentary film about the world's "most dangerous water park," will stream on HBO Max....

 2020-07-08 17:38 

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Watch: Fishing 6-year-old reels in long-lost phone that still works...

A 6-year-old girl fishing in a Maryland river reeled in a cellphone that was dropped into the water nearly a year ago -- and it still works....

 2020-07-08 17:36 

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New technology combines wood, bacteria, sunlight to purify water...

Engineers have developed a new wood-based steam generator that can purify water using bacteria-produced nanomaterials and energy harvested from the sun....

 2020-07-08 17:29 

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USAF air wings gather in Germany for Large Force Exercise...

Air wings of U.S. Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa met at Spangdahlen Air Base, Germany, for a Large Force Exercise, the Air Force said on Wednesday....

 2020-07-08 17:22 

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Mahmoud Abbas tells Vladimir Putin Palestinians want to negotiate with Israel...

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call Wednesday Palestinians are ready to revive peace talks with Israel with help from other countries....

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