Dallas Keuchel perfect in White Sox intrasquad game

White Sox pitcher Dallas Keuchel warms up Tuesday at Guaranteed Rate Field. | Nam Y. Huh/AP The White Sox left-hander signed as a free agent in the offseason, started and retired all seven batters he faced in the White Sox’ intrasquad game at Guaranteed Rate Field. Dallas Keuchel looked like he was in midseason form. […]

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What is the BREATHE Act? Squad members push wide-ranging bill that slashes police funds, gives reparations

Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts announced the BREATHE Act on Tuesday — legislation that would radically transform the nation’s criminal justice system by eliminating life sentences, retroactively expunging drug crimes, shutting down multiple federal agencies and permanently closing prisons and immigration detention centers, among other agenda items. The bill also seeks to end gang databases, establish […]

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Insurer Allstate to buy National General for about $4 billion

US insurer Allstate said late on Tuesday it will buy National General Holdings for about $4 billion in cash, scaling up its auto insurance business at a time when the coronavirus has crushed traffic on roads and reduced claims. National General’s shareholders will receive $32 per share in cash and closing dividends of $2.50 per […]

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Sophie Turner Looks Angelic As She Shows Off Her Baby Bump In All White Mini Dress  

Sophie Turner stepped out in Santa Monica on Tuesday with her baby bump dressed in a stunning, white mini! The actress, whose due date is near, wore her hair down with a protective face covering on amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Sophie Turner is having a fashionable pregnancy! The Game of Thrones actress, 24, dressed her growing […]

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New Jersey governor takes heat as motor vehicle offices reopen to long lines, arguments

New Jersey’s governor tried to be understanding Tuesday when the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission offices reopened – with long lines and arguments among customers following a long coronavirus-related shutdown. But many New Jerseyans posting on social media seemed to think Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, could have done more to prevent the problems. Many people […]

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Missouri Police Seek Man in ‘Unprovoked Attack’ on 12-Year-Old Performer

The police in Missouri said Tuesday that they were looking for a man who punched a 12-year-old hip-hop dancer on Friday in a “violent and completely unprovoked attack” that was captured on video and viewed widely. Officers with the Cape Girardeau Police Department identified the suspect as Cedric Charles Moore Jr., 27, of Cape Girardeau, […]

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Amid Pressure, Chicago N.H.L. Team Says It Won’t Change Its Name

The Chicago Blackhawks will not change their name, the N.H.L. club announced on Tuesday, despite mounting pressure from Native American advocacy groups and others who say the team’s name and logo are racist. The team issued a statement on Tuesday, just days after the Washington Redskins of the N.F.L. and the Cleveland Indians of Major […]

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Dodgers’ absences from training camp without explanation grows to seven players

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Tuesday that three additional players haven’t reported to training camp at Dodger Stadium since the operation opened last Wednesday: top catcher prospect Keibert Ruiz, right-handed pitcher Tony Gonsolin and left-handed pitcher Scott Alexander. In a conference call with reporters, Roberts explained he couldn’t disclose the reason for the players’ absences. […]

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Trump administration launches new campaign to reduce high suicide rates

The Trump administration launched a broad national campaign Tuesday aimed at reducing high suicide rates, urging the public to reach out to others, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, and acknowledging daily stresses in people’s lives. Known as REACH, the government campaign is the core part of a $53 million, two-year effort announced by President Trump to […]

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Five states, Washington, D.C. sue Education Department, say coronavirus relief deprived low-income schools

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Five states and Washington, D.C. sued the Trump administration on Tuesday, saying Education Secretary Betsy DeVos “unlawfully and erroneously” earmarked coronavirus relief funds for private and affluent schools. In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the states say the Trump administration misinterpreted a key […]

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And the first homer allowed at Wrigley Field in 2020 goes to — uh-oh — Craig Kimbrel

Kimbrel’s 2019 problems reared their head in a Tuesday scrimmage at Wrigley. | Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images It was only an intrasquad scrimmage. Chant that to yourselves as many times as you need to, Cubs fans. It was only an intrasquad scrimmage. Chant that to yourselves as many times as you need to, Cubs […]

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2 People Charged With Hate Crime After Black Lives Matter Mural Is Vandalized

Two white people in California were charged on Tuesday with a hate crime and other offenses after video appeared to show them vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural on July 4, officials said. The two were identified by the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office as Nicole Claudia Anderson, 42, and David Richard Nelson, 53, both […]

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House Dems’ defense funding bill allocates $1M to rename military facilities named for Confederates

House Democrats unveiled their $694.6 billion defense funding bill Tuesday, which includes money to be allocated for renaming military bases named after Confederate leaders. The bill’s price tag is an increase of $1.3 billion over fiscal year 2020, but is $3.7 billion below the White House request. It includes  $626.2 billion for the base account […]

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State Department Bars Chinese Officials Who Restrict Access to Tibet

WASHINGTON — The State Department said on Tuesday that it was barring Chinese authorities from the United States who were found to have restricted journalists, tourists, diplomats or other American officials from entering autonomous regions in Tibet. The new visa restrictions are the latest set of sanctions that the Trump administration has imposed against China’s […]

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Israel’s top health official quits amid rising coronavirus cases

Israel’s Director of Public Health for the Ministry of Health resigned Tuesday, citing frustration’s with Israel’s response to the coronavirus and noting that “Israel is heading to a dangerous place,” in a lengthy Facebook post. Siegal Sadetzki, the lead epidemiologist heading Israel’s coronavirus response, posted her nine-page resignation letter on her social media page, saying that […]

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‘Squad’ Dems Tlaib, Pressley introduce bill to defund police, give reparations

Two congressional “squad” members unveiled a wide-ranging proposal Tuesday to defund police departments and establish a reparations program for African Americans and people harmed by the police and the criminal justice system. Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, both Democrats, announced the BREATHE Act via a virtual conference call. Both lawmakers are part […]

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Britain Says It Will Resume Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

LONDON — One day after sanctioning 20 Saudis for human rights violations, Britain on Tuesday sent a very different signal to the government in Riyadh, ending a moratorium on arm sales to Saudi Arabia over its involvement in the bloody conflict in Yemen. A court ruling last year forced the British government to suspend sales […]

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CENTCOM commander doubts Russian bounty intel tied to US troop deaths in Afghanistan

Gen. Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command, told reporters Tuesday he doubted that intelligence of Russian bounties to Taliban fighters actually led to deaths of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying, “I found it very worrisome, I just didn’t find that there was a causative link there.” McKenzie, the top U.S. general in […]

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Trump, in push to reopen schools amid coronavirus outbreak, vows ‘pressure’ on governors

President Trump, at a White House event Tuesday with first lady Melania Trump, said his administration would “very much put pressure” on governors to reopen their states’ schools in the fall amid the coronavirus outbreak. “We don’t want people to make political statements or do it for political reasons, they think it’s gonna be good for them […]

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Why the Stakes Are So High in N.J.’s Primary This Year

New Jersey voters will decide dozens of primary races by Tuesday, including closely watched showdowns among candidates hoping to take on two vulnerable freshman congressmen: Jeff Van Drew, a party-swapping Republican, and Andy Kim, a Democrat in a swing district. But the primary was also drawing attention because of something that had never happened before […]

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DOJ awards $2.2 million for community policing projects

The Justice Department on Tuesday announced $2.2 million in funding to law enforcement agencies focused on community policing projects, calling the programs “critical.” The funding went to agencies and stakeholders through the Justice Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and Community Policing Development Microgrants Program. DOJ AWARDS $400M TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN COMMUNITY POLICING […]

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Celeb Trainer Ridge Davis Reveals How He’s Adapted His Business In The Wake Of The BLM Movement

As we highlight black-owned businesses for Blackout Tuesday, celeb trainer Ridge Davis spoke to HL about how he adapted his fitness model in the midst of the BLM Movement. Celebrity trainer Ridge Davis has taken the opportunity as a successful black man to use his platform to educate his followers as the Black Lives Matter […]

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DeSean Jackson Apologizes for Sharing Anti-Semitic Quotation

The star wide receiver DeSean Jackson apologized Tuesday for sharing an anti-Semitic quotation attributed to Hitler, after that and other social media posts were widely condemned, including by his team. In the series of posts, made on Instagram over the weekend, Jackson also praised Louis Farrakhan, a minister notorious for his history of anti-Semitic comments. […]

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DeVos rejects part-time reopening for schools amid pandemic

By COLLIN BINKLEY Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday assailed plans by some local districts to offer in-person instruction only a few days a week and said schools must be “fully operational” even amid the coronavirus pandemic. Anything less, she says, would fail students and taxpayers. DeVos made the comments during a call with governors […]

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McConnell vows to keep economy opened, urges Americans to wear a mask

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday vowed not to shut down the economy again, warning that the United States does not have enough money to “continue to prop up” the economy, and urged Americans to wear a mask to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. “We’re not going to shut the economy down […]

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FBI Director Wray says half of bureau’s 5,000 counterintelligence cases are related to China

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday warned Americans that the Chinese government’s theft of American information is taking place on so large a scale, suspected incidents make up nearly half of his bureau’s counterintelligence cases. Speaking at an event hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, Wray said that Chinese thefts amount to “one of the […]

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