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5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes 100 miles north of Charlotte, along Virginia border

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit about 2 miles from the town of Sparta, North Carolina, along the state's border with Virginia, according to the preliminary report from the US Geological Survey.
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Does BP's conversion signal the end of Big Oil?

The plunge in oil demand caused by the pandemic won't fix the climate crisis. But it could force the oil industry to accelerate a shift away from fossil fuels as executives try to carve out a future in clean energy.
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Lawsuit over NYPD discipline records highlights the tension between police and oversight agencies

Law enforcement agencies are under pressure to be more transparent when addressing accusations of bad behavior by their officers. The issue is hotly contested in the nation's largest city, where thousands of New York Police Department disciplinary records are up for grabs in a court battle slated to begin later this month.
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Chef Robert Irvine: How restaurants can survive the pandemic

I've spent my entire career in restaurants — cooking in them, building them and helping the struggling ones stay afloat. So to say that it has been incredibly difficult to watch as the restaurant industry has been devastated by the coronavirus would be more than an understatement.
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Azar arrives in Taiwan, marking the most senior US visit in decades

US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has arrived in Taiwan, according to an HHS spokesperson, marking the most senior US visit to the country in decades.
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Start your week smart: Meteor shower, Shark Week, stimulus plans

Here's what you need to know to Start Your Week Smart.
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How SpaceX and NASA overcame a bitter culture clash to bring back US astronaut launches

In May, millions of Americans watched as Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, two veteran NASA astronauts, strapped into a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule and took a 17,000 mile per hour ride to the International Space Station. It was the first time NASA astronauts launched from US soil since 2011 — and the first time in history that a privately owned vehicle carried humans into Earth's orbit.
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Trump thinks he's been given vast new powers. Now he's going to use them

The good news is that President Donald Trump is aiming to help Americans hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, signing executive actions to extend expanded unemployment benefits and a moratorium on evictions.
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Shy Trump voters are likely a myth, but polls aren't perfect

Poll of the week: A new Monmouth University poll from Iowa finds President Donald Trump at 48% to former Vice President Joe Biden's 45% among registered voters. That result is within the margin of error, and the race becomes even tighter (a tie or just 2 points separating the candidates) among two different likely voter models.
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Joe Biden predicts there will be an electric Corvette and he's probably right

Joe Biden's campaign recently released a video ad of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee showing off his classic Corvette.
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Meet 'Mad Hatterpillar,' the caterpillar that uses its old heads for defense

Some caterpillars fend off attackers by emitting toxic chemicals or smells. One species stacks its molted heads atop each other to act as false targets for predators.
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Donald Trump's five revealing words

Pressed about the reality of the Covid-19 crisis, President Trump said, uncharacteristically, "It is what it is." In a long career -- in real estate, reality TV and the White House -- Trump has reached often for exaggeration and falsehoods to convince people "it is what it isn't."
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Why the gig economy is a scam

Our economy is increasingly reliant on the independent contractors known as "gig workers," especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. But many Americans may not realize that the growing industry we know as the gig economy is really an idea as old as America itself -- one that exploits vulnerable workers for the benefit of the rich, W. Kamau Bell writes.
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One person killed and an off-duty officer among five injured in shooting at motorcycle club

One person was killed and an off-duty police officer was injured in a shooting at a motorcycle club in Alabama, authorities said.
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World leaders gather by video to pledge aid to Beirut, a day after violent protests rock the city

French President Emmanuel Macron will bring together world leaders via video on Sunday to pledge aid to help Lebanon rebuild after the devastating explosion that ripped through its capital, Beirut, five days ago.
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CNN anchor to Trump supporter: What you're saying is unscientific

CNN's Boris Sanchez had a spirited exchange with Bikers for Trump Founder Chris Cox over his claims on the coronavirus pandemic and its origins.
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How George Floyd's death ignited a racial reckoning that shows no signs of slowing down

The George Floyd police brutality protests are different -- bigger, fiercer, more sustained -- than demonstrations prior.
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Main opposition candidate goes into hiding on eve of crucial presidential vote in Belarus

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the main opposition candidate in Belarus' Sunday presidential election, has gone into hiding -- the night before challenging longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko, who is seeking his sixth term.
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Swept up in historic Mississippi ICE raids a year ago, these undocumented workers are now 'essential'

One year after he was swept up in the United States' largest single-state immigration crackdown, a 42-year-old undocumented worker from Guatemala is grateful.
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One person died and at least 9 others were taken to hospitals after a shooting in Washington, DC

One person is dead and at least nine others were taken to nearby hospitals early Sunday after a shooting in Washington, DC, authorities said.
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The Space Force has a new recruit: A wild mustang

The Space Force has added a once-wild mustang to its conservation program. But don't worry, they won't be sending it to space.
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1 person has died and at least nine were transported to the hospital after a Washington DC shooting

One person is dead and at least nine people were taken to nearby hospitals after an overnight shooting in Washington, DC, authorities told CNN.
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Europe's biggest countries are seeing Covid surges -- but not this one

A horrifying moment in the Covid-19 pandemic hit Italy on March 27, 2020, when the civil protection authorities announced that 969 people had died in just 24 hours. In the weeks before that, images of coffins stacked up in church parlors and being driven down the streets of the northern Italian town of Bergamo in a caravan of military trucks poured into the homes of Italians, by then locked down for nearly three weeks.
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There's a move to get Hollywood's most prolific actor a star on the Walk of Fame

James Hong is a Hollywood icon. He has over 600+ credits to his name but the still doesn't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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A Major-winning machine: Why Brooks Koepka remains the man to beat at the PGA Championship

If we've learned one thing about Brooks Koepka over the years, it's you don't want to get on the wrong side of the young American golfer -- especially when there's an historic three-peat on the line!
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Couple restores antique sewing machine to make face masks

After sitting idle for several decades, a nearly 100-year-old sewing machine has been put to good use amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Giselle Williams found a new purpose for the family heirloom belonging to her great-great-grandmother. She and her husband Darin have been using the sewing machine to help people around the world.
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A retirement community shoots for 1,006 cards for a woman turning 106

Venus Tucker is the oldest resident at the Our Lady of the Valley Retirement Community. And the facility had to resort to celebrating this way since the pandemic has forced gatherings to a minimum.
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In a shocking plea, a former aide confesses to killing an Arkansas state senator

The suspect in the killing of former Arkansas state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith has pleaded guilty -- a shocking twist to a case that rocked the small community of Pocahontas.
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Everything you need to know about Shark Week 2020

We hope you're not afraid of sharks, because the annual week of shark obsession has arrived.
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Lebanon has always deserved better from its leaders. The port blast lays that bare

The monstrous explosion that tore into the early evening of a mid-summer's night this past Tuesday in Beirut is, whatever way you cut it, just the latest manifestation of the multitude of endless avenues of miserable corruption that have plagued the country for generations.
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