Pope scraps prepared remarks on China’s security law in Hong Kong, raising concerns: report

Pope Francis skipped any mention of Hong Kong during his weekly address Sunday, even though the issue was reportedly included in his prepared remarks. Francis omitted a paragraph on his “attention and worries” with regard to the semi-autonomous territory’s religious liberty following China’s new national security law, according to an embargoed copy of the Angelus address obtained by […]

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This could be year Gio Gonzalez finally pitches for White Sox

Chicago White Sox pitcher Gio Gonzalez practices at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black) | AP Photos “I just want to throw at least one pitch in the White Sox uniform, at least one pitch,” Gio Gonzalez said. Gio Gonzalez will finally get a chance to pitch for […]

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Italian beach nudists fined amid coronavirus enforcement

Six men in Italy were fined Sunday after patrol officers spotted them going full nude on the shore of a lake, according to reports. Italian media reported that officers aboard a carabinieri police boat spotted naturists while patrolling the beaches of Abbadia Lariana – located in Lake Como – to enforce social distancing. Abbadia Larian […]

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Charlie Puth calls hardcore BTS fans ‘dangerous, toxic’

Charlie Puth took to Twitter on Sunday (July 5) to make an impassioned plea to BTS fans to back off what he calls a “dangerous, toxic internet screaming match between ‘fandoms.’ ” The singer-songwriter was responding to fans of the BTS ARMY, as the K-pop group’s legions of followers are known, who seemingly spammed several […]

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JK Rowling faces more criticism over statements on hormone prescriptions

JK Rowling took another tossing on Twitter Sunday as she Tweeted that “many health professionals are concerned that young people struggling with their mental health are being shunted towards hormones and surgery when this may not be in their best interests.” The comment was one of a string as she defended herself after being called […]

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Biden says he is going to ‘transform’ the nation if elected

Joe Biden tweeted Sunday night that if he gets elected, his administration “won’t just rebuild this nation—we’ll transform it,” raising speculation online about what exactly in the country will be transformed. POSSIBLE VP PICK DODGES QUESTION ON MONUMENTS The tweet comes after a politically charged Fourth of July weekend as the country works to manage a […]

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Atlanta mayor calls for citizens to stop ‘shooting each other’ after murder of 8-year-old near BLM protest site

In an impassioned press conference Sunday night, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued a full-throated call for citizens to stop “shooting each other up on our streets,” after an eight-year-old girl was shot and killed on the Fourth of July near a Wendy’s that became a flashpoint of recent anti-police Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in the […]

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Prosecutors seek Friday court appearance for Epstein friend

Prosecutors on Sunday asked a judge to schedule a Friday court appearance in New York for Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime associate to face charges she helped him recruit women to sexually abuse. British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, was arrested Thursday at a $1 million estate on 156 acres that she purchased last December in Bradford, New […]

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Cubs’ Tyler Chatwood locked into starting role — just ask him

Chatwood got knocked around some Sunday. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images It’s a big season for Chatwood, 30, in the third and final year of a free-agent deal that many would say already went bust for the Cubs. His best couple of months in a Cubs uniform would certainly change the narrative. Was there […]

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Rocket fired at Baghdad’s international airport, not far from US troops and diplomats

An unguided Katyusha rocket was fired at Baghdad’s international airport Sunday night near where American troops and diplomats are housed one night after the U.S. military shot one down, according to U.S. officials. While nobody was injured or killed and the damage appeared minimal, it marked the seventh rocket attack on the airport in less […]

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Oregon protesters clash with police, throw fireworks

Twenty-one people were arrested or detained in Portland early Sunday after throwing fireworks and mortars as they clashed with police during the latest rally decrying police brutality. Police used tear gas and crowd control munitions to stymie protesters who they say broke windows at a federal courthouse and nearby businesses in a protest that lasted […]

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Trump to hold outdoor New Hampshire rally July 11, campaign announces

President Trump’s re-election campaign announced Sunday that the president will headline an outdoor rally in the battleground state of New Hampshire next weekend, just his second rally since the coronavirus pandemic swept across the nation in March. Campaign staffers said the rally will be held next Saturday, July 11, at the Portsmouth International Airport in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. […]

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Bolton questions how much time Trump spends watching TV versus listening to advisers

John Bolton on Sunday continued to deride President Trump amid their ongoing feud – this time by suggesting that Trump spends more time watching television than he does listening to his advisers. “I think that if you could clock the amount of time he spends actually in the Oval Office versus the amount of time […]

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Tropical Depression 5 accelerates away from Bermuda, may become next tropical storm

An area of disturbed weather is quickly moving away from Bermuda on Sunday but still may become the next named tropical storm, according to forecasters. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) In Miami said Sunday morning that Tropical Depression Five is moving northeast at 21 mph and is located about 185 miles northeast of Bermuda. The […]

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Valtteri Bottas wins Formula One season opener in Austria

Valtteri Bottas won a chaotic season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday while Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton finished fourth after getting a late time penalty. The race was interrupted three times by a safety car and nine of the 20 drivers didn’t finish, including both Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon — who […]

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Dem senator says Trump would be ‘abandoning the troops’ if he vetoes Defense spending bill

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., pledged on Sunday that the names of U.S. military bases named after Confederate leaders will be changed, and slammed President Trump for his threat to veto a defense funding bill if the names of the bases are changed. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Reed – the ranking Democrat on the Senate […]

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Labor Secretary Scalia optimistic about economy resurgence, but warns precautions still needed

Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia expressed optimism Sunday over an economic resurgence as nearly 5 million jobs were gained in June but warned that people must be smart about dealing with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic for the growth to continue. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Scalia said there is a reason for optimism, even as most […]

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China braces for more storms after floods leave 121 dead or missing this year

BEIJING – A wide swath of southern China braced Sunday for more seasonal rains and flooding that state media said has already left more than 120 people dead or missing this year. The National Meteorological Center raised the weather alert to yellow Sunday morning, the third-highest of four warning levels, for more than a half-dozen […]

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Barstool Sports debuts podcast episode with N-word in title

They’re lowering the bar stool. On Sunday, Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy ruffled online feathers after refusing to apologize for making offensive remarks in the past. Now, it appears his controversial sports site is doubling down on the troll tactics — by airing an episode of their podcast “2Biggs” with a title that spells out […]

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Hong Kong police arrest dozens of protesters amid China’s review of national security bill

Hong Kong police arrested dozens of protesters Sunday during a demonstration against a controversial national security bill, which China’s legislature has begun to review. A crowd of several hundred opponents of the bill gathered for what was planned as a “silent protest” in the Kowloon district while armed riot police kept watch, Reuters reported. POMPEO: […]

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Horse racing newsletter: TVG handicappers showing a profit

Los Alamitos Race Course Charts Results for Sunday, June 28. Copyright 2020 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos, California. 3rd day of a 7-day meet. Cloudy & Fast FIRST RACE. 5 Furlongs. Purse: $14,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $8,000. Time 22.61 45.87 57.61 Pgm Horse […]

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Trump says intel doesn’t back up report on Russian bounties against US troops

President Trump late Sunday said U.S. intelligence could not confirm an explosive story that Russian military officials offered bounties to militants linked to the Taliban to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The New York Times, citing unnamed officials, reported Friday that it is believed that some “Islamist militants” or “criminal elements” collected payouts. The report […]

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Angels include prospects Jo Adell, Brandon Marsh and Jordyn Adams on 60-player roster

The Angels announced Sunday that top prospects Jo Adell, Brandon Marsh and Jordyn Adams will be included in the pool of players joining them in Southern California when the team reconvenes for a modified training camp next week. Not on the list? First-round draft pick Reid Detmers, who signed for a reported bonus of $4.67 […]

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Dustin Johnson claims victory at Travelers Championship

Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long season victory streak to 13. Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman at fan-free TPC River Highlands. Johnson last won in Mexico City in March 2019. “I’m definitely proud of myself for […]

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Dodgers’ training camp roster includes prospect Josiah Gray but not 2020 draft picks

The Dodgers on Sunday named 51 players to their initial 2020 season player pool, and none are players drafted earlier this month. Everyone from the team’s 40-man roster was included in the pool, which can be expanded to as large as 60, as well as a combination of prospects and minor league veterans. Andrew Friedman, […]

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