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Connie Culp, who got first USConnie Culp, the Ohio woman who made international headlines when she received the nation's first near-total face transplant, has died. She was 57. The Cleveland Clinic, where Culp underwent the... historic procedure in 2008, confirmed her death in a statement Friday. "Connie was an incredibly brave, vibrant woman, and an inspiration to many," said Dr....
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Woman killed in Maine sharkThe woman killed in a shark attack while swimming off the coast of Maine has been identified as a New York City woman, officials said. Julie Dimperio Holowach, 63, was swimming off the shore of Bailey... Island Monday when a witness saw her being attacked by what looked like a shark, a spokesman for the...
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Ghislaine Maxwell allegedlyGhislaine Maxwell once "procured" a "red-headed French girl" in Paris to perform sex acts on notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, newly unsealed court papers allege.
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In Ultra-Wealthy Greenwich,Many of those exposed were seniors who had just finished their final year at two elite private schools.
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Fact Checking the PortlandAttorney General William P. Barr said protesters had used fireworks, Tasers, pellet guns and lasers to target federal officers in Portland.
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House Panel Finds ArizonaThe House Ethics Committee ordered Representative David Schweikert, Republican of Arizona, to pay a $50,000 fine and face a reprimand by the House.
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Federal Agents Don't Need Army Fatigues

The New York Times - 1 Aug 2020 03:00
Federal Agents Don't Need ArmyIf you're an officer of the law, dress like one. Leave the soldiering to soldiers.
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4 Hong Kong Activists ArrestedThe arrests, carried out by the local police, appeared to be the first to target activists under the law, which the Chinese government imposed on the city a month ago.
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The court ordered the city and the prefecture to provide the same government medical benefits as given to other survivors
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Five social media influencersAn Egyptian court on Monday sentenced five young women to two years in prison each for posting “indecent videos” on the video-sharing app TikTok. Social media influencers Haneen Hossam, Mowada... al-Adham and three other women, who weren’t publicly identified, were found guilty of promoting immorality and “violating public morals,” Agence France-Presse reported. Hossam is a...
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A woman swimming off the coast of Maine was killed Monday after being injured in "what appeared to be a shark attack," according to a statement from Maine Department of Marine Resources.
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Barr Defends Protest ResponseLawmakers are expected to press the attorney general on the federal response to nationwide demonstrations, his handling of the criminal cases of Trump advisers and other issues.
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Notre Dame withdraws fromThe commission that holds the quadrennialpresidential debatessays that the first of the three scheduledshowdowns this fall betweenPresident Trumpandformer Vice President Joe Bidenis being moved... fromIndiana to Ohio after Notre Dame withdrew as a host. TheCommission on Presidential Debates (CDP) announced on Monday that the Sept. 29 debate will now be co-hosted by Case Western Reserve...
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Trump Announced, ThenThe president's announcement that he would pitch at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 15 startled the team's officials, who had not scheduled such an event.
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You don't have a right to kill me

CNN - 3 Aug 2020 00:53
Cigarette smoking has been banned in various states and countless municipalities across the nation for the simple reason that smokers have no right to kill me or my family with their second-hand... smoke. The same philosophy must also apply to wearing a mask to protect others from Covid-19: No one has the right to kill anyone else with their "second hand" germs.
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Wild video shows man clutchingDramatic video posted to social media shows a man desperately clinging to the hood of a moving semitractor-trailer on a Florida highway Saturday. The wild, fit-for-a-movie scene unfolded just after 1... p.m. on the Florida Turnpike, and left onlookers stunned. "What the f–k?" a man in a car who filmed the episode can be heard...
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Teen found in woods 8 daysPolice had labeled the disappearance "suspicious."
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Federal appeals court rejectsA federal appeals court has rejected a libel lawsuit Stormy Daniels brought against President Trump over his 2018 tweet calling her "a total con job." The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of... Appeals upholds a previous 2018 ruling tossing the suit on the grounds that Trump's comments amounted to an opinion protected by...
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Easing of many restrictions to boost faltering economy has contributed in the spike in cases over the last two months.
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Southern California wildfireOne home was destroyed and nearly 8,000 people have been forced to evacuate after a wildfire in Southern California grew dramatically Saturday, officials said. The blaze was first reported Friday... evening in the Cherry Valley area, about 30 minutes east of San Bernardino. By Saturday, the fire had nearly doubled in size to encompass an...
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Special-needs teen releasedA Michigan teenager held in juvenile detention since mid-May for violating probation by failing to complete her online coursework was freed on Friday. The 15-year-old girl, identified only as Grace,... was released to her mother at around 5 p.m. after the Michigan Court of Appeals overruled her initial sentence, ProPublica Illinois reported. She spent 78...
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"This is an unfathomable tragedy for multiple families today," said the Department of Public Safety Commissioner.
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Portland man charged withAPortland, Ore., man was charged in a criminal complaint Friday with allegedly throwing an explosive device at theMark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse.
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The world is becoming increasingly dependent on a Taiwanese company for the most advanced semiconductors, after a stumble by rival Intel. But TSMC is trying to pull off a high-wire act by keeping both... China and the United States happy at a time of rapidly escalating geopolitical tensions.
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Supreme Court allows TrumpIn a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court has for now sided with President Trump on his border wall with Mexico, allowing him to continue construction using more than $6 billion diverted from military funds.... Friday’s decision keeps in place a year-old stay allowing construction to continue, pending a final decision on the funds. Lawyers for...
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