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F.D.A. 'GrosslyMany experts -- including a scientist who worked on the Mayo Clinic study -- were bewildered about where a key statistic came from.
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Ex-'throuple' pol Katie HillFormer “throuple” pol Katie Hill on Monday took a swipe at religious-right leader Jerry Falwell Jr. over a sex scandal allegedly involving him, his wife and a pool boy. Hill — who resigned from... her California congressional seat in October after reports surfaced that she had repeated threesomes with a female campaign staffer and her...
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Trump Keeps Promoting a Drug Order That No One Has Seen

The New York Times - 25 Aug 2020 01:57
Trump Keeps Promoting a DrugThe president's campaign has made his efforts to lower prescription drug prices a centerpiece of his re-election pitch, but the executive order remains unseen.
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FDA commissioner says heResponding to outcries from medical experts, the commissioner corrects himself.
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Fires burn overnight inThe dad of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, says his son was left paralyzed from the waist down.
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Members of the Trump administration are giving indirect, and sometimes mixed, answers on the president's position on QAnon, a baseless conspiracy theory the FBI has called a potential domestic terror... threat. Last week, President Trump said he didn't know much about it, other than the followers "like him." CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss.
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RNC 2020: Democrat VernonDemocratic Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones bashed his party and declared his ardent support for President Trump in a speech Monday night at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Jones, who was... elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2016, made waves in April with his endorsement of Trump. During his RNC address, he railed...
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Senior U.S. and Chinese officials said they were committed to carrying out the Phase One trade accord between the two nations, the two governments said, after the sides discussed the pact on Monday... evening.
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University of Alabama recordsThe University of Alabama reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases from tests administered since classes resumed last Wednesday. The university's main campus in Tuscaloosa registered 531... infections between students, faculty and staff, according to updated data posted on the school's website. The new cases do not include entry testing, which at the main campus...
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Jerry Falwell Jr. allegedlyJerry Falwell Jr. warned the pool boy his wife was having an affair with not to make her jealous with stories of other hook-ups, according to audio of their phone call published Monday. The pool boy... in question, 29-year-old Giancarlo Granda, provided to Reuters a recording of the 2018 call, in which he and the...
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QAnon Is Trump's Last, Best Chance

The New York Times - 25 Aug 2020 00:10
QAnon Is Trump's Last, BestThe only thing he can hope for is fear itself.
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Usain Bolt tests positive forIt turns out Usain Bolt didn't manage to outrun the coronavirus. The Olympic gold medalist sprinter — who announced Monday on Instagram that he was quarantining until he got his test results - has... been officially informed of his diagnosis, The Gleaner of Jamaica reported. The retired athlete, who reported no symptoms, tested positive just...
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A Chicago nun made headlines this week when she ran a marathon - on a treadmill. Not only did Sister Stephanie Baliga break a world record, she also raised money for a cause close to her heart.
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Armed civilians defend KenoshaA small militia of heavily armed civilians protected a gas station from being torched in Kenosha, Wisconsin following the police shooting of Jacob Blake — imploring rioters not to “f–k up”... their own neighborhood. “I’m on your side!” shouted one of three men carrying high-powered rifles and wearing helmets and protective clothing, with one in...
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Thai government ordered Facebook to block access to a popular group that scrutinized the royal family's role in politics, a politically sensitive subject in the country.
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Jacob Blake's fiancéeJacob Blake's fiancée decried the 29-year-old black man's shooting at the hands of a white Wisconsin cop, saying he was gunned down in front of the couple's three screaming children “for no... reason,” according to a report. "You shot him numerous times, for no reason. It didn't take all that,” Laquisha Booker told NBC's Milwaukee...
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Tropical Storm Laura upgradedTropical Storm Laura was upgraded to a hurricane Tuesday morning, as the storm swirled closer to the Gulf Coast, packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. Laura was traveling west-northwest at 17 mph... and about 625 miles from Lake Charles, Louisiana of 8:15 a.m. local time, the National Hurricane Center said. It is expected to...
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More than a dozen people were arrested, including two minors, after protesters set up tents outside the Loop headquarters of Chicago Public Schools on Monday to protest the stationing of police... officers in schools.
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Government's efforts to contain the coronavirus have now become entangled in a conflict with some religious groups.
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• Fauci warns against premature authorization of coronavirus vaccine • LIVE UPDATES: Mass testing underway in Spain as country sees a 'U-shaped' curve
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The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday night, with most of the action coming from an auditorium near the White House.
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The clash comes just a day after a police officer shot 29-year-old Blake at least seven times in the back as he opened the door of a parked vehicle.
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Black GOP congressionalA Black GOP candidate whose campaign ad went viral last week due to a retweet from the president got a chance to speak at the GOP convention.
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WATCH: Donald Trump, Jr.'sDonald Trump Jr., the son of the 45th president of the United States, delivers his speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention.
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Earlier on Monday, the Republican Party formally nominated President Donald Trump for a second term in the White House.
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