Russia claims it will win race in finding coronavirus vaccine, scientists say not so fast

Russia has announced that mass vaccinations are planned for early October, which would make it the first country to approve and distribute a coronavirus vaccine, but scientists are warning against the move. The head of Russia’s Direct Investment Fund, Kirill Dmitriev, who sponsored the Gamaleya Research Institute’s development of a vaccine, says that a vaccination may be […]

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Adidas expects profit rebound as COVID-19 shakes up fashion world

Coronavirus-fueled office closures have provided a surprising boost to Adidas, which on Thursday announced it expects to return to profitability in the third quarter as more customers dress down as they work from home. The German sportswear giant’s CEO told reporters that customers in the 18-34 age group say they plan to spend more time […]

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Lawsuit Demands Sign Language at White House Virus Briefings

ImagePresident Trump’s coronavirus briefings, which he suspended in April and revived this month, do not include an American Sign Language interpreter.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times The National Association of the Deaf and five deaf Americans have sued the White House, arguing that the lack of a sign language interpreter at President Trump’s coronavirus briefings violates […]

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Navy investigating video of dogs attacking ‘Colin Kaepernick stand-in’

The U.S. Navy is investigating an incident in which dogs attacked a “Colin Kaepernick stand-in” as part of a K-9 demonstration during a 2019 fundraiser at the Navy SEAL Museum in Florida. The Navy said in a statement on Twitter that officials became aware of the video Sunday. Kaepernick is a former San Francisco 49ers […]

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Navy investigates video of dogs attacking person impersonating Colin Kaepernick

The U.S. Navy is investigating a video in which military work dogs attacked a “Colin Kaepernick stand-in” during a demonstration at a Navy Seal Museum fundraiser. | Todd Kirkland/AP The videos show four dogs attacking a man, who is wearing a red Kaepernick football jersey over heavily padded gear as people stand nearby watching. FORT […]

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White House mandates randomized coronavirus testing for staff

The White House on Monday said randomized COVID-19 testing, which was once voluntary, would be mandatory for staff to “protect the health and safety” of all officials, Fox News has learned. “As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of the entire White House Complex, randomized testing of Executive Office of the President staff, […]

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Biden Faces Pressure From Left Over Influence Industry Ties

WASHINGTON — It was one of the few issues on which President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. disagreed — how far to go in limiting the influence of lobbyists in government. The vice president privately complained that his boss’s effort to slam shut the revolving door between K Street and the […]

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‘Rodham, book that imagined Hillary Clinton never married Bill, is headed for TV

Curtis Sittenfeld’s novel “Rodham,” which came out earlier this summer, invites readers into a parallel universe — one in which Hillary stuck with her maiden name and broke up with Bill because she couldn’t see a long-term future with him. The book starts in 1971 with a young Hillary full of promise; she makes waves […]

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Tamar Braxton & WE tv Cut Ties After She Asks To Be Let Go From Network: We’ll ‘Honor Her Request’ 

Tamar Braxton and WE tv — the network which airs her family’s reality series, ‘Braxton Family Values’ — have ended their relationship, HollywoodLife has learned on July 31. Here’s what we know. Tamar Braxton and WE tv have cut ties, the network confirmed to HollywoodLife in a statement on Friday, July 31. “Tamar Braxton has been an […]

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Naya Rivera makes final TV appearance on Netflix baking show ‘Sugar Rush’

Naya Rivera will be featured on Season 3 of Netflix’s “Sugar Rush,” which may be her final television appearance. The “Glee” star filmed an episode of the show as a guest judge in February, before the coronavirus pandemic began and subsequent filming was shut down. The episode of “Sugar Rush” is reportedly the last thing […]

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Inside Beyoncé’s queendom: How ‘Black Is King’ is a ‘form of protest’

July 30, 2020 | 3:47pm | Updated July 30, 2020 | 4:01pm In her “Homecoming” film — which documented her epic Coachella takeover as the first African-American woman to headline the festival in 2018 — Beyoncé sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which is known as the black national anthem. And no doubt, Bey has […]

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Stephen A. urges Kendrick Perkins to cool down during a heated James Harden debate | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Kendrick Perkins debate which Texas star they would rather have between the Dallas Mavericks SG Luka Doncic and Houston Rockets SG James Harden. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: […]

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Luka Doncic vs. James Harden: Which Texas star would you rather have? | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Kendrick Perkins debate which Texas star they would rather have between the Dallas Mavericks SG Luka Doncic and Houston Rockets SG James Harden. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: […]

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Stephen A.: The Heat are a ‘bonafide threat’ to Giannis & the Bucks in the East | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Jay Williams and Max Kellerman discuss which team in the Eastern Conference will be the biggest threat to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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Stephen A. and Charles Barkley debate LeBron vs. Giannis for NBA MVP | Get Up

Stephen A. Smith and Charles Barkley debate which NBA MVP candidate should take home the honor between Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. #GetUp #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN […]

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Lakers or Clippers: Which team wins the West? | First Take

Jalen Rose, Kendrick Perkins and David Jacoby debate which team is going to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals between the LA Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on […]

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DOJ’s ‘Operation Legend’ expanded to Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee amid violence

The Justice Department’s “Operation Legend” program, which assists local police in combating violent crime in major cities, is expanding to Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee, the DOJ announced Wednesday. The initiative first launched in Kansas City, Mo., on July 8, and expanded to Chicago and Albuquerque one week ago. TRUMP TO EXPAND DOJ’S ‘OPERATION LEGEND’ TO CHICAGO, […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Falsely Claims Much of U.S. ‘Corona Free’ as 21 States Face ‘Red Zone’ Outbreaks

Here’s what you need to know: The report, which was dated July 26, recommended that more restrictions be put in place in “red zone” states. But on Monday, a day later, President Trump called for more states to reopen. “A lot of the governors should be opening up states that they’re not opening, and we’ll […]

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Hollywood talent agency CAA cuts 90 agents and execs due to COVID-19

Glitzy Hollywood talent agency, CAA, which reps the likes of Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep, announced a significant round of layoffs and furloughs on Tuesday. The Los Angeles-based firm said it plans to layoff approximately 90 agents and executives this week and to furlough roughly 275 assistants and other staff. A CAA spokeswoman […]

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Max Kellerman takes the 76ers over the Raptors as the Bucks’ biggest threat in the East | First Take

Max Kellerman, Freddie Coleman and Kendrick Perkins weigh in on which Eastern Conference team poses the biggest threat to the Milwaukee Bucks’ bid for the NBA Finals. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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Businesses Going Wild on Sanitizing But Not Requiring Masks: Why?????

The restaurant chain Chili’s, which is reportedly killing it, business-wise, as it dares to open back up during the pandemic, boasted in June about its “cleaning and disinfecting procedures” as “thing of beauty,” and detailed a procedure that involves disinfecting all surfaces every 30 minutes. While employees are apparently aggressively shining up the restaurant, only […]

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Hasbro expects its TV and movie production back by September

Giant toymaker Hasbro expects its film and TV unit eOne, which makes animated kids shows like “Peppa Pig,” to be fully back in business by September. Chief Executive Brian Goldner told analysts Monday that despite taking a second-quarter-hit from coronavirus-induced production delays, Hasbro will be able to restart work on its pipeline of 160 TV […]

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A Possible Weapon Against the Pandemic: Printing Human Tissue

This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series, which examines technological, economic, social and cultural shifts that happen as businesses evolve. As shortages of personal protective equipment persist during the coronavirus pandemic, 3-D printing has helped to alleviate some of the gaps. But Anthony Atala, the director of the Wake Forest Institute for […]

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