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US passes 5m Covid-19 cases as Joe Biden says pandemic 'breaks heart'

US has the highest number of cases and the highest number of deaths in the world as former vice president attacks Donald Trump over coronavirus ‘failures’The US on Sunday passed the grim milestone of 5m coronavirus cases, as Donald Trump’s executive orders seeking to break a political impasse over further economic relief were denounced by a Republican as “unconstitutional slop” and Joe Biden accused the president of issuing little more than “excuses and lies”.Recriminations have been flying in W...
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US passes 5m Covid cases as Republican calls Trump order 'unconstitutional slop'

US has the highest number of cases and the highest number of deaths in the world amid anger over economic relief impasseThe US on Sunday passed the grim milestone of 5m coronavirus cases, as Donald Trump’s executive orders seeking to break a political impasse over further economic relief were denounced by a Republican as “unconstitutional slop”.Recriminations have been flying in Washington since talks on further aid for the unemployed and for states struggling with a public health crisis collaps...
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A Knight Rider movie is happening

Everything old is new again (also see). Folks, there's going to be a Knight Rider feature film! (Sadly, I think we can assume David Hasselhoff will not star.) Deadline: Spyglass Media Group has teamed with Atomic Monster’s James Wan and Michael Clear to develop a film based on the 1980s classic action series Knight Rider. TJ Fixman, a former video game writer, is adapting the screenplay. Created by Glen A. Larson, Knight Rider first aired on NBC from 1982-1986 and boosted David Hasselhoff’s care...
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How Is New York Having Crazy Parties With No COVID Surge?

Bikini-packed pool parties. Insane backyard blowouts. Unhinged prom bashes.Spectacular scenes of COVID-19 recklessness have emerged from New Jersey in recent weeks, alarming state leaders into implementing new restrictions to curb the tide of rising coronavirus cases and prompting plenty of snickering about the Jersey Shore. But a looming question has plagued experts as similar signs of non-compliance have been witnessed across the Hudson River in New York—without the same upticks.New Jersey and...
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Portland Police Chief Slams ‘Incomprehensible’ Violence, Says Rioters Target Local Officers with Mortars and Commercial-Grade Fireworks

Portland police chief Chuck Lovell slammed "incomprehensible" violence on Thursday after rioters moved to target city police precincts.Riots in Portland have been ongoing since the May death of George Floyd, an African American man killed during his arrest by Minneapolis police officers. Rioters targeted the city's federal courthouse for two months, assaulting federal officers with explosives and in some cases shining lasers to blind officers.City police began coordinating with federal offic...
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‘Knight Rider’ Movie in the Works With James Wan Producing

A movie version of David Hasselhoff’s “Knight Rider” television series is coming to the big screen with “Aquaman” director James Wan producing. Spyglass Media Group will develop a feature film based on the NBC action series “Knight Rider,” which generated 90 episodes in a four-season run that began in 1982 through 1986. Hasselhoff starred as […]
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Jackie Levin, Longtime Producer at NBC’s ‘Today,’ to Step Down

Jackie Levin, a veteran producer at NBC News’ “Today” who in recent years steered the show’s 9 a.m. hour through tumult and new triumph, is leaving the company. Levin said in an email sent to staffers Tuesday that she had elected to take a buyout “and begin another phase of my career.” The New York […]
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TV Ratings: ‘The Titan Games’ Stands Strong, ‘The Bachelor’ Highlight Show Returns Low

Dwayne Johnson made headlines earlier this week for acquiring the XFL, and the good news kept on coming for the former WWE star, as his NBC show “Titan Games” was the highest-rated programming on Monday night. The athletic competition series scored a 0.7 rating among adults 19-49 and around 3.7 million total viewers. That’s pretty […]
Tags: News, Nbc, Dwayne Johnson, Tv Ratings, XFL, The Titan Games, The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever

NBCUniversal Focuses on Layoffs and Streamlining as NBC’s Paul Telegdy Faces Probe

NBCUniversal is stepping up efforts to reorganize its top leadership structure with the goal of streamlining content and programming operations as it prepares for significant layoffs across the company. At the same time, NBCU is poised to launch an investigation into allegations that NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy has made racist, sexist and homophobic statements […]
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Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney accidentally signed Rhode Island tax refund checks

"As a result of a technical error in the Division of Taxation's automated refund check printing system, approximately 176 checks with invalid signature lines were printed and mailed to taxpayers on Monday 7/27/2020." said Jade Borgeson, Chief of Staff for the [Rhode Island] Department of Revenue. The checks, mostly corporate tax refunds, were signed by Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney, neither of whom are authorized to do so. According to Borgeson, "The invalid signature lines were incorre...
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Coronavirus testing czar calls for widespread mask compliance, but suggests mandate could be risky

Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir, the White House's coronavirus testing coordinator, is not shy about urging people to wear masks. He told NBC's Chuck Todd on Sunday that, especially in locations experiencing more intense coronavirus outbreaks, "you really need to have mask-wearing at a very high degree" to drive infections down. He does not, however, feel comfortable recommending a national mask mandate to President Trump.Giroir expressed concerned that a federal mandate woul...
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Top VP Contender Rep. Karen Bass Denounces Past Cuba Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Karen Bass, one of the top contenders to be Joe Biden’s running mate, on Sunday defended her past travel to Cuba and the sympathetic comments she made after the death of Fidel Castro, the dictator who ruled the communist country for decades. Bass said she was trying to express her condolences to the Cuban people when she referred to Castro as “Comandante en jefe,” a term that roughly translates as commander in chief but is reviled by some Cuban exiles in Florida...
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DOJ Attorneys Push Back On Restraining Order Supporting Journalists In Portland

The Department of Justice is pushing for a court order protecting journalists from arrest during the months-long Portland protests to be lifted, claiming that some of those engaged in violence have used the order to “masquerade” as members of the press. U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams, with a group of DOJ attorneys, submitted a filing Thursday contesting the temporary restraining order issued last week by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon that blocks federal authorities from tar...
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McConnell And McCarthy Say No Way To Election Delay: ‘We Should Go Forward’

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) rejected an idea floated by Trump to delay the November presidential election, saying Thursday that it should go forward as planned.  “Never in the history of the federal elections have we ever not held an election and we should go forward with our election,” McCarthy told reporters when asked about the proposition of a delay during a press conference.  The remarks follow a Thursday morning tweet by the President that suggested delaying the electi...
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Paul Tracy latest driver to join Tony Stewart/Ray Evernham SRX series

Superstar Racing Experience announced IndyCar on NBC analyst and 2003 CART champion Paul Tracy will become the third driver to race in the series next year.
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TV Ratings: ‘America’s Got Talent’ Drops to Season Low, ABC Airs Regis Philbin Tribute

“America’s Got Talent” dropped to a season low TV rating once again, as ABC aired a tribute to Regis Philbin in the same time slot. The NBC singing show scored a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49, an 18% dip from the previous episode from two weeks ago. A total of 6.1 million viewers watched “AGT,” […]
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Trump Says ‘Not Sure I Could Have Done Any More’ As COVID Rages Across The Country

President Donald Trump on Monday night said he doesn’t think there’s any more he could have done to improve his performance since he took office more than three years ago. “I’m not sure I could have done any more,” Trump told WRAL, a local news station in North Carolina, where he is expected to accept the Republican bid for a second term in August. The President has said he will formally confirm those details by early next week. “We’ve done more than I think any administration ha...
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US Sees Early Signs That New Coronavirus Cases May Have Hit Plateau

(CNN) — After weeks of sharp increases, there are some signs that new coronavirus cases in the United States may be plateauing at a high daily rate. Nationally, the seven-day daily average of new confirmed cases was just under 66,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. That is still a startlingly high number of infections, but it’s the lowest it has been in the US in 10 days. The trend can be seen more clearly in new case totals in Arizona, Texas and Florida. In these states, which...
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Justin Bieber, ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Queer Eye’ Announced for First-Ever Virtual PaleyFest

The Paley Center for Media’s annual PaleyFest television festival is joining the ever-growing list of events pivoting to virtual production amid the coronavirus pandemic. Among the series taking part in this first-ever PaleyFest are YouTube’s “Justin Bieber: Seasons” (moderated by Variety‘s own Shirley Halperin), NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous […]
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Dems Demand Pentagon IG Probe Of Alleged Retaliation Against Vindman

House Democrats demanded in a letter this week that the Defense Department inspector general probe retaliation against a key witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The heads of the House Oversight and Intelligence Committees asked Defense Department acting Inspector General Sean O’Donnell to probe “a concerted effort” by the White House to lash out at Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman in retaliation for testifying before House impeachment investigators last year. “Retaliation ...
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Covington Catholic Student Settles Defamation Lawsuit with Washington Post

Nicholas Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School student who sued major news outlets in the aftermath of their coverage of a controversial interaction he and several of his classmates had with a Native American activist, said Friday that he has settled his libel lawsuit against the Washington Post."On 2/19/19, I filed $250M defamation lawsuit against Washington Post. Today, I turned 18 & WaPo settled my lawsuit," Sandmann wrote in a tweet Friday morning, adding that he thanks his lawyers, h...
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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Will Break Down Every ‘Saved by the Bell’ Season 1 Episode in a New Podcast

Mark-Paul Gosselaar is dipping into the nostalgia well with a new “Saved by the Bell” retrospective podcast. Gosselaar claims he hasn’t watched a single episode of “Saved by the Bell,” the cult-favorite teen sitcom on which he played Zack Morris, since he finished shooting his final scene for the NBC show more than two decades […]
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White House cafeteria worker tests positive for coronavirus, officials now doing contract tracing — NBC

NBC News reports the Trump White House is conducting contract tracing after one of the White House cafeteria workers tested positive for coronavirus. “All proper protocols were in place by the vendor including masks, gloves, plastic shielding at check out, and no dine-in service,” a General Services Administration spokesperson told NBC News. “The White House Medical Unit has done contact tracing and determined that the risk of retransmission is low.” The GSA did not say how many staffers might...
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TV Ratings: ‘Titan Games’ Climbs to the Top, ‘The Bachelor’ Greatest Seasons Ever Drops to Audience Low

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson loomed large on the broadcast TV landscape on Monday night. The star’s “Titan Games” competition series scored the highest rating across broadcast on the night for NBC. Its 0.7 rating among adults 18-49 was even on last week’s episode and its season 2 premiere back in May. A total of 3.8 […]
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Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder Arrested in $60 Million Bribery Scheme

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder is among five local political insiders reportedly arrested Tuesday in connection with a $60 million bribery scheme related to the state’s new nuclear bailout law.According to several media reports, FBI agents and local authorities stormed Householder’s Glenford farm on Tuesday morning. Four other men were reportedly arrested alongside Householder, who has led the Republican-controlled Ohio House since last January: Neil Clark, a lobbyist and founder of Grant ...
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Bob Costas lands at CNN after leaving NBC over football head injury criticism

Bob Costas has found a new network to call home.The veteran sports broadcaster will join CNN as a contributor, CNN President Jeff Zucker announced Monday. He has appeared on the network frequently over the past few weeks to discuss live sports' return to America, and will continue to explain "what the future holds as the sports and teams we love evolve to meet this moment," Zucker said in a statement. "CNN's willingness to devote time and attention to sports-related topics makes it a g...
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Plots Return to Studio Production (EXCLUSIVE)

If NBC and Lorne Michaels have their way, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” this fall could move from being produced from cast members’ homes to being made the old-fashioned way – “from New York.” Michaels and his team are making plans to bring the show back to NBC’s Manhattan studios for the venerable late-night program’s 46th […]
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CNN Adds Bob Costas to Contributor Roster

Bob Costas, the sportscaster who narrated World Series games, boxing matches and NBC’s Olympics telecasts and elevated his commentary to include politics and culture, is joining CNN as a contributor, the cable-news outlet announced Monday. He is expected to offer perspective on sports issues as that industry grapples with the coronavirus pandemic and a range […]
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Judge Rules Justin Bieber Can Subpoena Twitter To Identify Users Who Accused Him Of Sexual Assault

A Los Angeles judge ruled on Thursday that Justin Bieber can subpoena Twitter to identify women who anonymously accused him of sexual assault, NBC reports. Bieber filed a defamation lawsuit last month, claiming that he has "indisputable documentary evidence" that the allegations are "outrageous, fabricated lies." … More »
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'Black Lives Matter' mural in front of Trump Tower vandalized for second time this week

NEW YORK - The yellow Black Lives Matter mural along Fifth Avenue in front of the Trump Tower has been vandalized - again. Four people were taken into police custody for the Friday afternoon vandalism, police said. Large sweeping splatters of bright blue stained the yellow block letters in the word "Black" after a woman wearing a rainbow flag kicked over the can of paint in anger, NBC 4 New ...
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