State chief justice blasts small-time thief’s life sentence

The chief justice of Louisiana’s Supreme Court says a life sentence for a man caught with hedge clippers stolen in a 1997 burglary results from laws rooted in racism By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press August 7, 2020, 10:57 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW ORLEANS — A man caught […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: N.Y. Schools Can Reopen In-Person If District Meets Threshold, Cuomo Says

Here’s what you need to know: Cuomo says N.Y. schools can reopen in-person but leaves it up to districts to determine if, when and how. With U.S. stimulus talks stalemated, the jobs report provides little promise of a break in the gridlock. The U.S. economy added jobs last month, but only a small fraction of […]

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Pregnant Zonnique Pullins, 24, Reveals Why She’s Not Ready To Marry Her BF: ‘It’s A Bigger Commitment’

Pregnant Zonnique Pullins is ready to become a mother, but not a wife. She says that getting married ‘just seems like so much.’ She’s perfectly happy with Bandhunta Izzy being her boyfriend and father of her daughter. Pregnant singer Zonnique Pullins wants to have her baby and be a mom before walking down the aisle […]

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Fed’s Main Street pandemic support program off to slow start

The Federal Reserve says its Main Street Lending Program designed to help small and medium-sized companies get through the pandemic has managed to make just eight loans in its first month of operations By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writers August 6, 2020, 11:20 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail […]

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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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Michelle Obama Reveals How Sasha & Malia Are ‘Staying Sane’ During Quarantine — Listen

The Obama family is getting a little stir-crazy during quarantine, but Michelle says that they’re fighting through it. She revealed on ‘The Michelle Obama Podcast’ how Sasha and Malia are coping. The boredom of quarantine has been getting to the Obama family, Michelle Obama confessed on the August 5 episode of her podcast. But they’re […]

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Mechanical failure, human error cited in Guard copter crash

The Minnesota National Guard says mechanical failure and human error led to the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter that killed three Guard members last December By The Associated Press August 6, 2020, 2:08 AM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mechanical failure and human error led […]

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Trump tops Biden as both tout large July fundraising hauls

President Trump’s re-election campaign says that it and the Republican National Committee (RNC) and their joint fundraising committees combined brought in an eye-popping $165 million in contributions last month. The Wednesday evening statement from the Trump campaign also touted that they now have more than $300 million cash on hand as of the end of July. […]

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Biden touts large July fundraising haul of $140M

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign says that it and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and their joint fundraising committees combined brought in $140 million in last month. The Wednesday evening statement from the former vice president’s campaign also touted that they now have a hefty $294 million in cash on hand as of the end of […]

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Report says pilot became disoriented in fatal Atlanta crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says in a report that a Tennessee businessman who was flying a plane that crashed in Georgia in 2018 likely lost control after becoming disoriented in cloudy weather after taking off By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press August 5, 2020, 11:00 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this […]

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Downdraft blamed for crashes of Wyoming sightseeing balloons

The owner of a Wyoming sightseeing balloon company says a downdraft during a freak storm caused three hot air balloons to crash this week By The Associated Press August 5, 2020, 9:58 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JACKSON, Wyo. — Three sightseeing hot air balloons crashed this week in […]

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Ramona Singer Wears Hannibal Lecter-Like Mask & Blasts ‘Late’ Co-Stars At ‘RHONY’ Reunion  

Ramona Singer isn’t happy with two of her ‘RHONY’ co-stars after she says they were an hour late to the Season 12 reunion taping on August 5! She blasted the ladies in a series of clips on Instagram, and labeled the tardiness as ‘disrespectful.’ Don’t be late on Ramona Singer‘s watch! The The Real Housewives […]

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Police: Chicago police officer shot, suspect in custody

Chicago’s police superintendent says a city police officer was shot and seriously wounded on the city’s West Side by a suspect who fired at officers from a third-floor window By The Associated Press August 5, 2020, 12:33 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was […]

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Jennifer Lopez says ‘there’s a lot of guilt’ that comes with being a working mom

Jennifer Lopez says ‘there’s a lot of guilt’ that comes with being a working mom Kylie Mar Host & Producer, Yahoo Entertainment August 5, 2020 [embedded content] During the World of Dance semi-finals Tuesday, Jennifer Lopez had no problem having production hold for her as she FaceTimed her kids to say goodnight, as well she […]

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Australian leader says US-China war no longer inconceivable

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his government holds a less dramatic view of U.S.-China strategic tensions than a predecessor who warned of a potential “hot war” before U.S. presidential elections in November By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press August 5, 2020, 1:20 AM 3 min read CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said […]

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Should the NFL 2020 Season Be Cancelled? | Daily Pop | E! News

Odell Beckham Jr. says the upcoming football season should be put on hold–so does former NY Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz agree? Watch "Daily Pop"! Watch “Daily Pop” weekdays at 9:30am PT | 12:30pm ET. #OdellBeckhamJr #ENews #DailyPop #VictorCruz Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub Subscribe to Daily Pop The PODCAST: http://linktr.ee/dailypop About Daily Pop: Come for the Hollywood […]

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US appeals court: New policy on immigrants already does harm

A federal appeals court says a judge correctly struck down a new Trump administration rule denying green cards to legal immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps and other forms of public assistance By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press August 4, 2020, 5:28 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — […]

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Winfrey picks Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ for her book club

If not for the coronavirus, Oprah Winfrey says, she would be out in the streets and marching with the Black Lives Matter protesters. She has instead found other ways to add her voice. She is working with Lionsgate on a multimedia adaptation of The New York Times’ “1619 Project” on the legacy of slavery. She […]

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UN says 1 billion students affected by closures, largest amount in history

The United Nations chief says the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July affecting more than 1 billion students. In addition, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that at least 40 million children worldwide have missed out on education “in their […]

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UN chief says 1 billion students affected by virus closures

The United Nations chief says the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July, affecting over 1 billion students By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press August 4, 2020, 5:42 AM 4 min read UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said […]

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Brian Austin Green Reveals He Met Tina Louise & Courtney Stodden On IG: ‘I Didn’t Realize It Was A Dating Site’ 

Brian Austin Green says he was a ‘total married dad’ on Instagram before his split with Megan Fox. In a candid, new interview about his personal life, the actor reveals that his Instagram DMs ‘instantly started flowing’ once he became ‘single!’ Brian Austin Green knows a thing or two about sliding into the DMs. The […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Birx Warns That Epidemic Is ‘Extraordinarily Widespread,’ and Trump Lashes Out

Here’s what you need to know: Birx says in an interview that the virus is in a ‘new phase’ and Trump calls her performance ‘pathetic.’ Other deadly infectious diseases are making a comeback. Scientists are worried about political influence over the U.S. vaccine project. As the world races for a vaccine, the W.H.O cautions that […]

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Founder of start-up helping poor erase debt for free: Legal fees block ‘civil right’

Rohan Pavuluri, 24, founder of the start-up Upsolve, lllinois’ largest bankruptcy nonprofit, says “there are millions of low-income and working-class families in America that cannot access the legal rights they’re guaranteed,” | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times Rohan Pavuluri was a law school-bound college sophomore when he learned many poverty law remedies are unavailable to the poor because […]

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Dr. Birx says U.S. in ‘new phase’ of pandemic; Pelosi gives doc no confidence vote

White House coronavirus task force leader Dr. Deborah Birx says widespread coronavirus infections in urban and rural America mark a “new phase” for the pandemic as she doubled down on calls to wear face masks and observe social distancing measures. Birx, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning, said “What we are seeing […]

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