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  • Jerry Falwell Jr. takes indefinite leave from Liberty University post

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    The woman was his wife' assistant, who is pregnant, he said, according a WLNI clip from the interview. The board moved on Friday to oust Falwell, issuing a statement that read: "The Executive Committee of Liberty University’s Board of Trustees, acting on behalf of the full Board, met today and requested that Jerry Falwell, Jr. take an indefinite leave of absence from his roles as President and Chancellor of Liberty University, to which he has agreed, effective immediately."

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 22:11:42 -0400
  • After fatal great white shark attack in Maine, debate intensifies over culling seals

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    Some business owners and politicians in the Northeast, worried that more shark sightings and beach closures could lead to a downturn in tourism, want the seal population culled, but not everyone thinks that’s the answer.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 22:06:02 -0400
  • 'America's toughest sheriff' narrowly defeated in bid for old job

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    Former lawman Joe Arpaio, the nationally known Arizona sheriff who found common cause with President Donald Trump on a hard-line stance against illegal immigration, narrowly lost his bid to regain his old job, vote tallies showed on Friday. Arpaio, 88, who billed himself as "America's toughest sheriff," trailed his former chief deputy, Jerry Sheridan, by 6,280 votes out of 443,056 ballots cast in Tuesday's four-way Republican primary, according to the county elections department. In the November general election, Sheridan will face incumbent Democrat Paul Penzone, who ousted Arpaio from office in a 2016 landslide victory.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 21:58:59 -0400
  • Trump calls audience at his Bedminster golf club a 'peaceful protest'

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    President Trump said his audience of well-to-do supporters was involved in a “peaceful protest” and therefore did not need to adhere to state coronavirus guidelines prohibiting large gatherings.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 21:05:31 -0400
  • U.S. officials now worry about election logistics more than hacking

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    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:46:05 -0400
  • Trump says he's working on health insurance executive order on pre-existing conditions

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    President Donald Trump said on Friday he would be working over the next couple of weeks on an executive order to require health insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. Insurance companies were prohibited from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions under the Affordable Care Act passed under former President Barack Obama, known as Obamacare, which the Trump administration has tried to scrap. "Over the next two weeks I'll be pursuing a major executive order requiring health insurance companies to cover all pre-existing conditions for all customers," Trump said at a news conference at his golf property in Bedminster, New Jersey.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:32:32 -0400
  • MTV's Video Music Awards drops plans for indoor show due to coronavirus

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    MTV has abandoned the idea of holding its Video Music Awards show at an indoor venue in New York because of the complications of the coronavirus epidemic. The VMA show on Aug. 30, which traditionally features live performances from music's biggest stars, will instead go ahead with some artists performing at outdoor locations, MTV and the Barclays Center arena said on Friday. The VMA ceremony was to be the first major awards show since the pandemic began to take place in a physical location, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:25:58 -0400
  • Off-duty cop driving for USPS shot to death after truck stalls, Mississippi cops say

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    “Local, state and federal agents will work tirelessly to ensure justice,” MBI commissioner Sean Tindell said.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:47:09 -0400
  • Why a Black man from Louisiana is serving a life sentence for stealing hedge clippers

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    Louisiana's highest court won't review a life sentence for Fair Wayne Bryant, who was convicted of attempting to steal a pair of hedge clippers in 1997.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:42:26 -0400
  • Utah cop accused of mishandling explicit images loses job

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    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:26:56 -0400
  • Trump to hold news conference at 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT)

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    "I will be doing a news conference on the ChinaVirus, the just announced very good economic numbers, and the improving economy," Trump said in a subsequent tweet. Talks on new coronavirus relief legislation between the White House and Democratic lawmakers broke down on Friday and Trump has threatened to sign executive orders on aid if no deal was reached.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:52:06 -0400
  • Russia working to boost Trump's reelection and 'denigrate' Biden, as China undermines Trump: US intelligence

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    Three of America's top adversaries are actively meddling in U.S. presidential politics ahead of the November election, including efforts by Russia to advance President Donald Trump's reelection efforts, according to a public statement issued Friday by the U.S. intelligence community. "We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an anti-Russia 'establishment,'" the statement said, adding that, "Some Kremlin-linked actors are also seeking to boost President Trump's candidacy on social media and Russian television."

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:12:00 -0400
  • Man gets life with no parole in 1979 murder of Iowa woman

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    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:58:22 -0400
  • Oprah unveils billboards seeking justice for Breonna Taylor

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    26 billboards have been put up around Louisville, Kentucky — one for each year of Breonna Taylor's life.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:56:00 -0400
  • Pentagon awards United Launch Alliance, SpaceX launch contracts

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    The U.S. Air Force said on Friday it awarded United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Elon Musk's SpaceX $653 million in combined military launch contracts under the Pentagon's next-generation, multibillion-dollar launch capability program. The contracts are for launch service orders beginning in 2022 and allocate $337 million to ULA, a joint venture between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp, and $316 million to SpaceX for the first missions of roughly 34 total that the two rocket firms will support through 2027.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:52:16 -0400
  • Bars over schools: Why your kids will probably learn from home this fall

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    Lawmakers and educators battle over how to reopen schools safely this fall amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:43:52 -0400
  • Fugitive tries to escape cops through a chimney, Indiana cops say. It didn’t end well

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    Photos show how cops found a fugitive inside a chimney.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:41:08 -0400
  • Rare syndrome linked to COVID-19 found in nearly 600 U.S. children: CDC

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    Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) is a rare but severe condition that shares symptoms with toxic shock and Kawasaki disease, including fever, rashes, swollen glands and, in severe cases, heart inflammation. It has been reported in children and adolescent patients about two to four weeks after the onset of COVID-19. With rising COVID-19 cases, there could be an increased occurrence of MIS-C, but this might not be apparent immediately because of the delay in development of symptoms, said the report's authors, including those from the CDC's COVID-19 response team.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:40:49 -0400
  • Woman confronting vandals covered in paint during renewed Portland protests

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    Protesters in Portland allegedly threw white paint over a woman, as demonstrators clashed with police for a third consecutive day.On Friday, following two days of protests marred by vandalism, more than 200 people clashed with police, as two other Black Lives Matter protests marched peacefully through the city.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:21:23 -0400
  • Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

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    Skaggs, who was 27, was found dead in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas, in 2019.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:16:00 -0400
  • 'We let her down': Army secretary vows changes after Vanessa Guillén killing

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    Ryan McCarthy said that Fort Hood has some of the the highest rates of murder, sexual harassment and assault of any Army installation in the country.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:15:00 -0400
  • Virus spread forces lockdown on another tribal reservation

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    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:14:20 -0400
  • 26 billboards throughout Louisville demand justice for Breonna Taylor

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    Dozens of billboards demanding justice for Breonna Taylor are popping up around her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. On Thursday, Oprah Winfrey and O, The Oprah Magazine began erecting 26 billboards -- one for each year she was alive -- throughout the city. All billboards will be installed by Monday and they will remain up for a month, according to the publication.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:13:49 -0400
  • COVID-stricken Anchorage wins court ruling in diner dispute

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    As COVID-19 cases spike and hospital bed space dwindles in Alaska's largest city, Anchorage officials on Friday won a key ruling in favor of a ban on indoor restaurant dining after a standoff over the issue moved to court. Anchorage city officials this week sued to halt indoor dining at Kriner’s Diner, a popular eatery that defied an emergency ordinance issued on July 31 restricting restaurants to outdoor service and take-out due to a surge in coronavirus infections. On Friday, following two days of court hearings, state Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth sided with city officials and issued a temporary restraining order against the restaurant.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:11:04 -0400
  • Many who have died of COVID-19 in Florida's prisons were eligible for parole

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    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:59:00 -0400
  • Intelligence community warns Russia wants to hurt Biden, while China 'prefers' Trump not be reelected

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    Following a push from Democratic lawmakers to be more forthcoming in declassifying evidence of foreign interference in the upcoming presidential election, a top counterintelligence official on Friday published new, specific details about how Russia, China and Iran are seeking to manipulate American voters.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:51:48 -0400
  • He reported being assaulted by Minneapolis police. No one investigated.

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    An NBC News review of Minneapolis police misconduct reports suggests the filing process is difficult and unclear and a large number are going uninvestigated.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:45:00 -0400
  • NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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    None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. CLAIM: Photos in a campaign ad for President Donald Trump show that former Vice President Joe Biden is “alone, hiding, diminished.” The ad, which circulated widely on social media, opens by zooming in on Biden’s home in Delaware.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:28:50 -0400
  • Jeffrey Epstein: Appeals court offers sex offender's victims a second chance at justice

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    An appeals court announced on Friday it will review the legality of a secretive plea deal that allowed disgraced billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his possible co-conspirators to receive a light sentence from federal prosecutors.The court said it would determine whether a previous decision not to charge Epstein, who killed himself in federal custody last year while awaiting child sex trafficking charges, was signed in violation of his alleged victims’ rights.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:28:00 -0400
  • Employee of U.S. college admissions scandal's mastermind to plead guilty

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    Mikaela Sanford, 34, of Folsom, had been accused of completing online courses and creating bogus athletic "profiles" for high school students to bolster their college admission chances, making them appear to be successful student-athletes. Sanford had worked at Key Worldwide Foundation, which was run by college consultant and accused mastermind William "Rick" Singer, who pleaded guilty to racketeering and other conspiracy charges and has cooperated with prosecutors.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:19:17 -0400
  • Vaccine for COVID-19 will need outside expert review, U.S. regulator says

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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn said COVID-19 vaccine candidates will be reviewed according to established legal and regulatory standards for medical products, including by an outside advisory committee. "Given the widespread potential use of a COVID-19 vaccine, transparent discussion at FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will be needed...", Hahn and colleagues wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:17:30 -0400
  • ‘Con artist’ fakes daughter’s death — and his own — to trick wife in Virginia, feds say

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    Russell Geyer used an app to disguise his voice while posing as an attorney in Florida to get money from his wife, according to federal prosecutors.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:14:23 -0400
  • Farm groups ask U.S. for more time to apply for COVID-19 aid

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    Twenty-eight U.S. farm groups asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday to extend the deadline for farmers to apply for coronavirus assistance payments and try harder to reach more growers hurt by the pandemic. The American Farm Bureau Federation, with organizations representing producers of goods ranging from apples to cotton and cattle, said in a letter that USDA's Aug. 28 deadline may prevent farmers from participating in the $16 billion aid program. The USDA paid out $6.8 billion in the program as of Aug. 3, with cattle, milk and corn producers the biggest recipients.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:12:30 -0400
  • U.S. counterspy chief warns Russia, China, Iran trying to meddle in 2020 election

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    The top U.S. counterintelligence official on Friday warned that Russia, China and Iran will all try to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, with Russia already trying to undercut Democratic candidate Joe Biden. In an unusual public statement, William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said the three countries were using online disinformation and other means to try to influence voters, stir up disorder and undermine American voters' confidence in the democratic process. President Donald Trump, asked at a news conference in New Jersey how he would respond to interference in the Nov. 3 vote, said: "We're going to watch all of them, we have to be very careful."

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:11:50 -0400
  • Medley: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot

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    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:10:15 -0400
  • North Carolina inmate who died following restraint repeatedly said 'I can't breathe'

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    John Neville died at a hospital in December days after Forsyth County Detention Center officers placed him in handcuffs and restrained him following a medical emergency.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:06:00 -0400
  • Rape suspect freed due to COVID-19 went on to kill his accuser, Virginia police say

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    The woman was shot to death in late July, spurring a manhunt for the suspect, police say.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:04:56 -0400
  • Condemned Tennessee inmate pushes for DNA tests in his case

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    A Tennessee inmate scheduled to be executed in December continued to push Friday for DNA testing of the evidence in his case, arguing that would exonerate him. Pervis Payne, 53, has always maintained his innocence in the 1987 stabbing deaths of Charisse Christopher and her 2-year-old daughter, Lacie Jo. At the time of Payne's trial, DNA testing of evidence was unavailable, and no testing has ever been done in his case.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:55:14 -0400
  • Fauci warns COVID-19 vaccine may be only partially effective, public health measures still needed

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    "But the chances of it being 98% effective is not great, which means you must never abandon the public health approach." The novel coronavirus has infected nearly 5 million people in the United States and killed more than 160,000. As infections have spiked around the country after states started to open up, public health experts, including Fauci, have stressed the importance of steps that each American can take, including social distancing, washing hands and wearing masks.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:54:20 -0400
  • Miami men with Ukrainian political ties laundered money, DOJ says

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    The Department of Justice filed civil forfeiture complaints this week in Miami federal court accusing two Ukrainian oligarchs and their Miami-based associates of stealing money abroad and laundering it in the United States by moving it through a Ukrainian-owned bank and into Miami companies operating as “slush funds” for real estate investment.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:52:22 -0400
  • Air India plane crashes on landing with almost 200 onboard

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    The Air India passenger jet appears to have skidded on landing and is now in several pieces. NDVT, an India television station, is showing images of the plane apparently overshooting the runway. An Air India Express spokesperson confirmed that the passengers had been taken to the hospital.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:37:00 -0400
  • More charges for man accused of preying on homeless women

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    More victims of a man accused of luring homeless women with the promise of food and shelter only to sexually assault them have been identified, Phoenix police said Friday. Authorities said 51-year-old Robert Incorvaia is facing more charges a week after Maricopa County sheriff's deputies arrested him for three counts of sexual assault and four counts of kidnapping. Incorvaia has been re-booked on 10 counts of sexual assault and six counts of aggravated assault, Sgt. Tommy Thompson said.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:29:08 -0400
  • NRA dissidents cautiously welcome lawsuit, see overhaul as long overdue

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    New York Attorney General Letitia James sued on Thursday to break up the NRA, alleging senior leaders of the non-profit group wasted millions of dollars of members' money on their own luxury travel, personal gifts from retailers like Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, family vacations to the Bahamas and big game hunts in Africa. "Honestly, this is the best thing for the NRA," said Stephen Bozich, a lifetime NRA and NRA safety instructor. Like other NRA members, Bozich wants the NRA to remain intact.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:27:55 -0400
  • Jussie Smollett lawyers say accidental recording between witness and lawyer points to conspiracy

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    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:19:00 -0400
  • Canada 'knows the root cause': China hints at Huawei retaliation as it sentences two Canadians to death

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    A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said Canada “knows the root cause” behind recent death sentences for Canadians facing drug charges, the latest escalation in conflict between both countries following the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin reportedly said the judicial system in China “handles cases independently” while discussing the recent death sentences for two Canadian nationals charged in separate cases with transporting and manufacturing drugs in China.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:16:04 -0400
  • Former L.A. Angels employee charged in pitcher Tyler Skaggs' fatal opioid overdose

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    Tyler Skaggs was just 27 when he was found dead in his hotel room, as his team prepared to play the Texas Rangers.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:15:00 -0400
  • Ex-Los Angeles Angels employee charged in Texas overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs

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    Former Angels communications director Eric Prescott Kay was arrested in Fort Worth.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:09:25 -0400
  • Judge: Prosecutor will stay on ex-cop's case in Floyd death

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    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:51:47 -0400
  • Biden will soon pick a running mate. Here are the front-runners

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    Biden has vowed to choose a woman as his potential vice president. Following widespread protests over racial injustice and police brutality, pressure increased on Biden to choose a woman of color. Harris, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian parents, fits the bill.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:48:11 -0400
  • Deandre Baker charged with 4 counts of robbery with a firearm in Florida

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    The 22-year-old cornerback is accused of stealing cash and watches from four men at a house party in Miramar, Florida, in May. Prosecutors said a conviction could result in a prison term of 10 years to life.

    Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:43:00 -0400
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