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DNC lineup of speakers headlined by the Obamas and Jill Biden as keynotes

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 11:11am

DNC speakers include Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, AOC, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and John Kasich.

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'We need to tell everyone': Teens, young adults who vape more at risk for COVID-19, study says

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 11:09am

'Young people may believe their age protects them ... but the data show this isn't true among those who vape,' one study author said.

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Seattle police chief to resign after vote to cut $4 million in budget, 100 officers

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 10:59am

Carmen Best announced she would be retiring after the city council approved cutting nearly $4 million from the budget and reducing 100 officers.

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Al Roker to undergo shoulder replacement surgery for arthritis; will take break from 'Today' show

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 10:40am

Al Roker will undergo total shoulder replacement surgery Wednesday for arthritis, he announced Tuesday on the "Today" show.

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ABC hid this political 'Black-ish' episode in 2018, but it's even more powerful in 2020

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 10:39am

Controversial "Black-ish" episode "Please Baby, Please" was pulled by ABC in 2018. It's on Hulu now, and is as searing and powerful as ever.

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Updates on college football season: What will the Big Ten, SEC and Power Five leagues do?

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 10:34am

There's uncertainty about the future of the college football season with the Big Ten possibly shutting down. Where things stand on key issues.

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Trump: 'Some people would say men are insulted' by Joe Biden choosing a woman as VP

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 10:15am

Trump declared Biden had "roped himself" into choosing a woman as a running mate and said he would have been "inclined to go a different route."

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George Floyd protests: Lawsuits extend fight against police brutality from streets to courtrooms

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 10:15am

A wave of legal action is just beginning, while misconduct claims against officers are flooding disciplinary offices, challenging policing tactics.

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Clorox is making 1 million packages of disinfecting wipes per day, CEO says

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 10:14am

The company acknowledged that there is a Clorox shortage on shelves due to the coronavirus pandemic. It also said the shortage could last until 2021.

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It's now a felony in Illinois to assault a retail worker who is enforcing face mask rules

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 9:48am

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has made it a felony to assault or batter a retail worker who is conveying coronavirus public health guidance.

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S&P 500 nears record on renewed stimulus bets, vaccine hopes

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 9:41am

Stocks rose Tuesday on renewed optimism that a possible cut in capital gains taxes could help bolster the U.S. economy, putting the S&P 500 within striking distance of its February record.

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Duchess Meghan shares why she's voting in 2020 election: 'I know what it's like ... to feel voiceless'

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 9:18am

Duchess Meghan shared why she intends to vote in the upcoming 2020 election and invoked a quote that she and Prince Harry like to remember.

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Big Ten coaches push to delay decision on football in fall illustrates league's lack of unity

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 9:00am

The push by college football coaches in the Big Ten to delay cancellation of the season illustrated the lack of cohesion among the league's leaders.

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Shooting near White House that interrupted Trump briefing is under Secret Service review; no gun found on suspect

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 8:56am

The shooting locked down the White House, forced Trump's removal from a press briefing and sent the suspect and a Secret Service officer to hospitals.

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Drones reveal shark fests, though US bites remain rare

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 8:24am

It's shark week. While you're watching sharks on Discovery, scientists are using drones to watch how they really interact with people.

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Vladimir Putin says Russia has registered coronavirus vaccine and his daughter has been given it

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 8:15am

Speaking at a government meeting Tuesday, Putin said the vaccine has proven efficient during tests, offering a lasting immunity from the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus live updates: Trump administration skeptical of Russian vaccine; Big Ten could punt football; worldwide cases top 20 million

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 8:14am

Russia officially registers a vaccine. Mississippi lawmakers return to work after outbreak. Virus updates.

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Google Android phones to assist with earthquake alerts and searches

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 8:00am

Bet you didn't know you have a mini-seismometer in your hand. Android is making use of the smartphone accelerometer for the new earthquake alerts.

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Back to the future in policing? Civilian militias in American cities

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 7:59am

Police being pulled back in urban areas has led to neighborhood patrols which lead to chaos, violence, gangs and prejudice.

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Beware COVID-related vaccine emails. They're probably fake

USA Today - August 11, 2020 - 7:57am

E-mail is still the preferred method of attack for hackers, who hope people will click on phony links and access to their data

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