Canada Has Placed Its First Vaccine Order, but Don’t Expect a ‘Silver Bullet’

For Canadians anxiously craving an inoculation against the coronavirus, this week brought both optimism and words of sobering caution. ImageCanada has signed a vaccine supply contract with Morderna, based in Cambridge, Mass.Credit…Tony Luong for The New York Times The federal government on Wednesday announced the first of many major deals to buy vaccines from two […]

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Cardinals Game Is Postponed After Another Positive Virus Test

ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals’ game Friday against the Chicago Cubs was postponed after another St. Louis player tested positive for the coronavirus. Major League Baseball said the game was postponed to allow more time for additional testing and to complete the contact tracing process. The Cardinals have been off since last Friday, when two […]

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Pompeo Warned Russia Against Bounties on U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned Russia’s foreign minister against Moscow paying bounties to Taliban-linked militants and other Afghan fighters for killing American service members, U.S. officials said. Mr. Pompeo’s warning is the first known rebuke from a senior American official to Russia over the bounties program, and it runs counter to […]

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Danny Trevathan: ‘The world is changing’

Danny Trevathan celebrates a fumble recovery against the Ravens. | Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Trevathan was asked directly about Mike Ditka knocking athletes who kneel. He made his point without saying the former coach’s name. Last month, former Bears coach Mike Ditka knocked players — including Colin Kaepernick — who decided to kneel for […]

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Federal judge dismisses House GOP lawsuit over proxy voting during coronavirus pandemic

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by House Republicans against the House Democratic majority that allows members to vote remotely by proxy during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the judge saying the suit is barred by the Constitution’s Speech or Debate Clause. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives had passed a resolution […]

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Courtney Vandersloot scores 21, but Sky lose to Mercury

Brittney Griner scored 22 points against the Sky on Thursday. | twitter.com/phoenixmercury The Sky are now 4-2 in the WNBA bubble. BRADENTON, Fla. — Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner each scored 22 points, and the Mercury beat the Sky 96-86 on Thursday for their fourth consecutive victory. The Sky opened a 16-8 lead before the […]

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Five takeaways from the Clippers’ victory over the Dallas Mavericks

With a 126-111 victory over Dallas on Thursday, the Clippers are now 3-0 in the season series against the Mavericks, with a strong likelihood the teams will meet in the first round of the postseason if Los Angeles can hold onto the Western Conference’s second seed. Still, such a record doesn’t mean they’re relishing a […]

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Vandersloot scores 21, but Sky fall to Mercury

Brittney Griner scored 22 points against the Sky on Thursday. | twitter.com/phoenixmercury Sky fall to 4-2 in WNBA bubble BRADENTON, Fla. — Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner each scored 22 points, and the Mercury beat the Sky 96-86 on Thursday for their fourth consecutive victory. The Sky opened a 16-8 lead before the Mercury went […]

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Judge Dismisses G.O.P. Suit to End Proxy Voting in House During Pandemic

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a suit filed by congressional Republicans against Speaker Nancy Pelosi that sought to block the House of Representatives from using a proxy-voting system to allow for remote legislating during the coronavirus pandemic. Judge Rudolph Contreras, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, wrote in […]

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So far, Bears rookie TE Cole Kmet ‘looks the part’

Rookie tight end Cole Kmet (84, with Notre Dame last season against Boston College) has impressed the Bears coaching staff as a quick learner during the offseason. | Michael Conroy/AP Photos Despite limitations of the COVID-19 offseason, ‘… all indications are that he’ll be able to put it together when the defense is [on the […]

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US appeals court denies bid to resurrect Bundy standoff case

A U.S. appeals court refused to resurrect the criminal case against states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy and family members stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents in Nevada By KEN RITTER Associated Press August 6, 2020, 8:03 PM 2 min read LAS VEGAS — A U.S. appeals court has refused to resurrect the […]

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Chris Wallace says Trump wouldn’t want more debates if he was leading in polls

If President Trump were leading in the polls against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, he probably wouldn’t want more debates, “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace told the “Brian Kilmeade Show” Thursday. Wallace, who moderated the third presidential debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton in 2016, said the first of three presidential debates is set […]

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Trump tells Geraldo Rivera that Biden and Dems are ‘against the Bible’

President Trump told Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera on Thursday that Joe Biden and Democrats are “against the Bible.” Rivera first asked Trump about his lagging poll numbers. “Are you trailing now? Would you admit that?” Rivera asked the president on his radio show “The Geraldo Rivera Show.” “I don’t think so. I mean, I went to […]

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New York Attorney General Files Lawsuit to Dissolve NRA

New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit Thursday against the National Rifle Association and a number of its current and former executive leadership, claiming the non-profit organization is “fraught with fraud and abuse.” In the filing, the Attorney General alleges that improper management has cost the powerful gun lobby organization some $63 million […]

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Biden on debate clash with Harris: ‘I don’t hold grudges’

Joe Biden says he doesn’t “hold grudges” against Sen. Kamala Harris of California for her takedown of the former vice president at the first Democratic presidential primary debate 14 months ago. And in an interview with reporters that aired Thursday morning during the virtual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National […]

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Ex-Saudi intelligence official accuses Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in lawsuit of ordering torture, assassination

A former Saudi minister of state and intelligence official has filed an explosive lawsuit against Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, alleging that he “orchestrated an ongoing multi-year conspiracy by a Saudi government-sanctioned ‘death squad’ to torture and assassinate” the ex-intel officer on both U.S. and Canadian soil. The plaintiff, […]

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Notre Dame-Navy rivalry falls victim to new ACC football schedule

The game against Clemson appears to be Notre Dame’s marquee matchup this season. | Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP The Fighting Irish will face Clemson on Nov. 7 in South Bend. Notre Dame-USC? Notre Dame-Navy? Not this year. Two of the Fighting Irish’s longest rivalries are off the schedule. Notre Dame will play 2020 as a full […]

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Lack of study and oversight raises concerns about tear gas

On June 2, Justin LaFrancois attended a protest against police violence and racism in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, where he planned to livestream the event for his alternative newspaper’s website. Shortly into the march, police, who reported that water bottles and rocks were being thrown at them, unleashed a volley of tear gas on the […]

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Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes Trump post

Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for violating its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. | Getty The post in question featured a link to a Fox News video in which Trump says children are “virtually immune” to the virus. Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for violating […]

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Vote with your face? Masks one more thing voters will get to decide on Election Day

Election workers and voters wear masks as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 at a polling place during Maine’s primary election in July. | Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal via AP Although Illinois requires face coverings in public indoor spaces, such as grocery or drug stores, mandating their use in the voting booth would raise some […]

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Dodgers starting lineup vs. Padres: Mookie Betts misses a third straight start

SAN DIEGO — Mookie Betts isn’t in the Dodgers’ lineup Wednesday against the San Diego Padres for the third straight day because of an injured left middle finger. Betts appeared in the ninth inning of the win Tuesday as a defensive replacement, but hasn’t taken an at-bat since homering against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Betts hurt […]

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WNBA players urge people to vote against U.S. senator who co-owns Atlanta Dream

WNBA players are urging people to vote against Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler, a Republican U.S. senator running to keep her seat in Georgia. Loeffler, who spoke out publicly against the league’s social justice plans and sent a letter to WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert objecting to the initiatives to honor the Black Lives Matter movement […]

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China vows retaliation if US continues ‘hostile actions’ against journalists

China promised Tuesday that they would take necessary actions against American journalists in Hong Kong, if the U.S. did not stop all “bullying” and grant visa extensions to U.S.–based Chinese journalists. The State Department designated nine Chinese media outlets as “foreign missions” and a number of individuals have been deemed “foreign agents,” alleging that journalists for the […]

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Ross Detwiler emerges as option to fill void in White Sox rotation

Ross Detwiler throws against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. | Morry Gash/AP Ross Detwiler might be pitching his way back into the White Sox starting rotation, a development nobody envisioned after the veteran lefty posted a 6.59 ERA last season. Left-hander Ross Detwiler might be pitching his way back into the White Sox starting rotation, […]

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B.J. Armstrong on the night Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan went at it — over dinner

B.J. Armstrong played with Michael Jordan, he played against Michael Jordan. But no matchup floored him more than a game of one-on-one mental chess Jordan and Kobe Bryant staged one night over dinner. For Episode 5 of the Legends of Sports: Restarting the Clock podcast , host Andy Bernstein spoke with Armstrong, now an agent […]

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