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California's largest wildfire leaves historic town in ashes - Reuters

The main thoroughfare in a historic California gold-rush town was in smoldering ruins on Thursday, hours after the state's largest wildfire engulfed the hamlet of Greenville in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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Justice Dept. to Investigate Phoenix Police - The New York Times

The inquiry will look at whether the police discriminate against minorities or mistreat homeless people or disabled people.

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NFL training camp updates - Mac Jones' big day, Andy Reid mulls rest schedule, Hall of Fame Game - ESPN

Real live football kicks off tonight, while some rookies shined in camp practices and some vets got some rest. Check out the top photos, videos, quotes and notes from the NFL on Thursday.

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Stonehenge rocks are nearly 2 billion years old, study finds - New York Post

A long-lost piece of Stonehenge has revealed the prehistoric monument is nearly 2 billion years old — giving new insight into its super-durable makeup, according to a new study.

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US ranks last in healthcare among 11 wealthiest countries despite spending most - The Guardian

US spends 17% of GDP on healthcare but struggles with affordability and has the most administrative hurdles

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'Gossip Girl' Reboot: Episode 5 Recap: Nelly Yuki Returns On Halloween - TVLine

If there’s one thing I know about Gen Z, it’s that those kids go crazy for Bette Midler, so it’s only fitting that the Gossip Girl reboot’s first Halloween episode took place at Midler’s annual charity costume party. It was an hour loaded with tricks and trea…

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The full picture of Trump's attempted coup is only starting to emerge - CNN

President Donald Trump -- back in the final days of his presidency -- didn't exactly make a secret of his effort to overturn the election he'd just lost and so it's very easy to get tired of thinking about it, now that he's out of office and his official powe…

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Infrastructure bill would add $256 billion to deficits over a decade, CBO says - CNBC

Senators were waiting on the CBO score as they wrap up amendment votes and the infrastructure bill moves toward final passage.

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Nursing home Covid cases are rising as staff vaccination rates lag - NBC News

The number of nursing home patients and staff infected with Covid-19 rose sharply last week as the highly contagious delta variant menaces the country.

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DOJ opens investigation into how Phoenix Police Department treats city's homeless residents - CNN

The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division is launching an investigation into policing practices in the city of Phoenix, Arizona, with a focus on how the city treats residents experiencing homelessness, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday.

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Amazon is delaying its return to office until 2022 - CNN

Amazon on Thursday pushed back its office return date until early next year amid a surge in Covid-19 cases from the Delta variant, making it one of the most significant delays yet in the tech industry.

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Richard Trumka, President Of The AFL-CIO, Dies At Age 72 - NPR

Trumka, the leader of the AFL-CIO and a close ally of Democratic Party officials, has died. He was 72.

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Apple to scan iPhones, iPads for images of child sex abuse - Aljazeera.com

Apple said its system has an error rate of ‘less than one in 1 trillion’ per year and that it protects user privacy.

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Biden's Electric Vehicle Goal Means Billions in Spending - Barron's

President Biden's goal to have 50% of new car sales be electric vehicles by the end of the decade would mean billions in spending.

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Jan. 6 select panel takes over House probe of Trump DOJ - POLITICO

The Oversight Committee's chair said in a statement that "we look forward to the Select Committee fully exposing the former president’s unconstitutional attacks on our democracy."

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Fauci Warns New, Vaccine-Resistant Covid Variants “Will Happen” If Enough Americans Don’t Get Vaccinated - Yahoo Entertainment

Appearing on Good Morning America Thursday, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S. is facing a cycle ...

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Soccer superstar Lionel Messi leaving FC Barcelona, the only club he's ever known - NBC News

Famed Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona announced that its superstar player, Lionel Messi, is leaving the club.

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Only one USWNT player didn't kneel ahead of Olympic soccer match - New York Post

Only one member of the US Women’s National Team didn’t kneel ahead of Thursday’s match against Australia.

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Apple confirms it will begin scanning iCloud Photos for child abuse images - TechCrunch

The feature lands later this year, but already faces resistance from security and privacy experts.

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Unvaccinated Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins vows to follow COVID-19 protocols - ESPN

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins returned from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday and vowed to follow the league's protocols to avoid getting the virus or being deemed a close contact.

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Tesla just got snubbed by Biden's electric vehicle summit - CNN

President Joe Biden will be celebrating ambitious electric vehicles goals by automakers at the White House on Thursday. But he'll be doing so without the world's largest maker of EVs: Tesla.

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Windows 11 Build 22000.120 (KB5005188) comes with compact menu - WindowsLatest

Windows 11 Build 22000.120 is now available for users in the Dev and Beta Channels of the Windows Insider program. This is the fifth cumulative update for Windows 11 RTM Build 22000 and it comes with several quality enhancements, but there are no new features…

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Andrew Cuomo lounges poolside as sexual harassment scandal swirls - New York Post

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo lounged poolside with a blonde pal at the Executive Mansion Thursday despite deafening calls for his resignation and almost-certain impending impeachment.

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Richard Trumka, head of powerful AFL-CIO labor federation, has died - CNN

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the head of the most powerful labor organization in the country and a close ally of the Biden White House, has died. He was 72.

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Janey says she regrets comparing proof-of-vaccination requirement to slavery, birtherism - The Boston Globe

The acting mayor said she intended to raise concerns about how a mandate like the one in New York might affect neighborhoods with lower vaccination rates.

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Britney Spears attorney wants father off conservatorship immediately, claims finances misused - NBC News

Britney Spears’ attorney has filed a petition asking the court to advance the removal of her father as conservator, noting that an investigation may be required into his financial dealings while in control of her estate.

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Texas Gov. Abbott calls for second special session of legislature after Dems skipped out on first - Fox News

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is calling for a second special session of the state legislature to begin the day after the first one is set to end, after Democrats fled Texas to ensure there was no quorum to vote on an election security bill.

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Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona Argentina captain won't sign new contract - ESPN

Barcelona have announced that Lionel Messi will leave the club after financial problems prevented them from agreeing a new deal for the forward.

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Amazon Delays Return to Office to 2022 Amid Renewed Covid-19 Surge - The Wall Street Journal

Online retail giant is latest business to adjust return-to-work plans amid concerns about Delta variant

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Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow lawsuit has unearthed a huge problem with streaming - The Verge

Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney, but one specific lawsuit’s resolution is less important than this: Streaming services are being intentionally obtuse about how owning every single element of production, including releases, and an insatiable appetite for st…

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James Gunn Will 'Be Back' to Make More DC Movies or TV Shows, Studio Boss Says - IGN

Although The Suicide Squad director James Gunn is returning to Marvel to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, DC Films president Walter Hamada has said that Gunn will be back for more DC projects.

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Vikings QB Kirk Cousins says vaccine decision is 'private' matter, vows to 'avoid' being close contact - NFL.com

Kirk Cousins is back for the Minnesota Vikings after sitting out due to COVID-19 protocols, but isn’t talking when it comes to his vaccination status going forward.

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Microsoft is creating a single OneNote for Windows app with a visual refresh - The Verge

Microsoft is unifying its separate OneNote apps on Windows. There will finally no longer be two different OneNote apps to choose from.

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Abbott calls new special session to push voting restrictions that Texas Dems have blocked by fleeing state - The Washington Post

Texas Democrats have so far blocked the GOP from passing a bill with sweeping new voting restrictions by fleeing the state.

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Iran's hardline new president sworn in amid stalled nuclear talks and hopes of Saudi detente - CNN

Ebrahim Raisi was inaugurated as Iran's next president on Thursday, signaling the start of a new harder-line era that could herald major shifts in the Islamic Republic's policies at home and abroad.

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Boston launches pilot program for responding to mental health emergencies - WCVB Boston

Boston is launching a new pilot program that focuses on responding to mental health emergencies with specially-trained personnel instead of police officers.

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Aaliyah's Music to Return After a Decade: The Inside Story - Billboard

Aaliyah’s uncle, Blackground Records founder Barry Hankerson, has struck a deal with EMPIRE to put his catalog back on the market after a decade out of print.

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Apple will reportedly scan photos stored on iPhones and iCloud for child abuse imagery - The Verge

Apple plans to scan photos stored on iPhones and iCloud for child abuse imagery, according the Financial Times. The new system, called neuralMatch, could help with criminal investigations but may open the door to increased demands for user data.

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Britney Spears calls for 'immediate suspension' of dad Jamie from conservatorship in new court docs - Fox News

Britney Spears has asked a Los Angeles court to have her father Jamie Spears moved from her conservatorship immediately in new court documents filed on Thursday.

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Justice Department IG couldn't find evidence of FBI Clinton probe leaks to Giuliani - CNN

The Justice Department inspector general could not find evidence that FBI employees leaked non-public information to Rudy Giuliani about the Hillary Clinton email investigation in the lead-up to the 2016 election, according to a new report.

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Cuomo impeachment proceedings to begin soon with investigation 'nearing completion' - Fox News

The impeachment investigation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, which began in March, is almost over, the New York State Assembly announced Thursday.

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Third Covid vaccine shot for people with weakened immune systems 'very high priority,' Fauci says - CNBC

U.S. health officials are working "as quickly as possible" to authorize a third Covid-19 vaccine for those with weakened immune systems, Dr. Anthony Fauci said.

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AMD’s Ryzen 5000 processors with integrated graphics are now available to buy - The Verge

AMD is now selling its Ryzen 5000 G-Series chips — which feature integrated graphics for users who don’t need a dedicated GPU — to anyone. Previously, the chips were only sold through prebuilt OEM machines.

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Senators gird for all-nighter ‘on steroids’ to propel $3.5T Democratic plan - POLITICO

Republicans have held back on painful amendments to the bipartisan deal, saving their firepower for Democrats’ spending plan.

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Biden to push for 50% electric vehicles by 2030 - Yahoo Finance

President Biden is set to announce his aim for 50% electric vehicles by 2030. Yahoo Finance’s Rick Newman shares the details.

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Australian government to offer reparations to indigenous communities forced from their land - USA TODAY

On Thursday, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced $378.6 million in reparations to "Stolen Generation" communities.

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Climate crisis: Scientists spot warning signs of Gulf Stream collapse - The Guardian

A shutdown would have devastating global impacts and must not be allowed to happen, researchers say

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You shouldn't miss this massive bombshell in Trump's ongoing election fraud lie - CNN

Unless you have been living on another planet for the past six months, you know by now that Donald Trump leaned on state and national officials in the final days of his presidency to force investigations into made-up claims of widespread election fraud in the…

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Cuomo impeachment probe nears its end as NY lawmakers give governor Aug. 13 deadline to submit evidence - CNBC

Lawmakers warned New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is accused of sexual harassment, that their impeachment probe was nearing its end.

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'We lost Greenville': Dixie Fire wipes out much of Northern California community - CNN

The Golden State's largest active wildfire has wiped out much of the Greenville community in Northern California, sweeping through Wednesday at alarming speed and endangering anyone who did not heed evacuation orders, officials said.

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Working AirPower Prototype Shown in Video Clip - MacRumors

A video of a seemingly functional AirPower prototype has been shared on Twitter by Apple device collector Giulio Zompetti, in what appears to be a...

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Belarus Olympic sprinter says she fled after family's warning made her fear return home - NBC News

Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya says she fled to Poland after her family warned her it was not safe to return home.

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Bizarre Martian Rock - Yahoo Lifestyle

NASA's Curiosity rover has stumbled across a "whimsical" Martian rock formation that looks a lot like Onix from Pokémon. The post NASA’s Curiosity Rover...

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Iran's hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi sworn in as president amid slew of tensions - CNBC

Raisi's swearing in follows drone strikes on a tanker in the Gulf that have been blamed on Iran, and a threat of attack from Israel.

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Japanese whiskey worth $5,800 gifted to Pompeo is missing, State filings say - CNN

The State Department is looking into the whereabouts of a $5,800 bottle of Japanese whiskey that was gifted to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to State Department filings in the federal register.

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Robinhood stock tanks as existing shareholders plan 97.9M share sale - Fox Business

Robinhood Markets Inc. was sharply lower after the company said existing shareholders are planning to sell up to 97.9 million shares.

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Bill Gates calls divorce 'a sad milestone,' friendship with Jeffrey Epstein a 'huge mistake' - NBC News

Bill Gates, in a wide-ranging interview called his divorce from Melinda, a "source of great personal sadness," and talked about Covid and Jeffrey Epstein.

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Israelis told to 'stop embracing', elderly urged to get booster as Covid-19 cases spike - CNN

Israel has urged over 60s to get their booster shots immediately and the government has tightened up coronavirus restrictions amid a fresh wave of infections.

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Jobless claims dip ahead of benefit expiration - Fox Business

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week as the expiration of supplemental benefits drew nearer.

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Belarus runner showed Japanese police plea for help on phone - Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who criticized her coaches at the Tokyo Games said Thursday that she showed police a translated plea for help on her phone as she tried to avoid being put on a plane home, where she feared reprisals from an …

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Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Mulled Move To New Zealand, Governor-General Says - HuffPost

The queen’s representative in New Zealand said discussions took place during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's 2018 visit.

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‘South Park’ Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone Sign New ViacomCBS Deal, 14 Movies Planned for Paramount+ - Hollywood Reporter

Oh, my God! They…are going to release 14 new South Park films! MTV Entertainment Studios has inked South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to a new deal that will run through 2027, including 14 new movies made exclusively for Paramount+, two every year…

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Google’s new Nest cameras and doorbell have lower prices and more smarts - The Verge

Google’s new Nest camera lineup includes a new indoor / outdoor camera, a floodlight camera, a video doorbell, and a small indoor-only model.

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Pete Buttigieg says he doesn't know why Elon Musk's Tesla was snubbed from Biden's clean-car showcase - CNBC

Elon Musk tweeted overnight, "Yeah, seems odd that Tesla wasn't invited" to Biden's clean-car event at the White House alongside Ford, GM and the UAW.

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Raging wildfire destroys parts of Northern California Gold Rush town - Fox News

A wind-driven wildfire tore through a Northern California mountain town, leaving much of the downtown in ashes as crews braced for another explosive run of flames in the midst of dangerous weather.

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Aaron Rodgers kept Jordan Love in the loop this offseason: 'I went through that' - NFL.com

Knowing the pressure his backup would feel, Aaron Rodgers wanted to ensure the Jordan Love didn't think his issue with the organization was personal toward the young QB.

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Bill Gates says it was a "huge mistake" to spend time with Epstein - Axios

"It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of being there."

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Robinhood stock outruns Bitcoin in intraday crash, down over 10% in pre-market - Cointelegraph

The decline followed Robinhood Market's announcement that it would sell up to 98 million Class A shares over time.

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State Dept. sleuthing the whereabouts of a $5,800 whiskey bottle given to Pompeo from Japan - NBC News

The State Department said it’s investigating the disappearance of a $5,800 bottle of whiskey given to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by Japan.

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The Latest: Head of Africa CDC has 'unbearable' COVID-19 - Yahoo News

Penn State University says it will require students, staff and visitors at all its campuses to wear masks while indoors. Penn State officials say the...

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Bank of England keeps policy unchanged, warns of 'more pronounced' period of inflation - CNBC

The Bank of England left its monetary policy unchanged on Thursday, but raised its inflation forecasts.

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Curiosity rover finds cute little rock 'lizard' on Mars - Space.com

A small rock arch in Gale Crater is a whimsical example of the textures of Mars.

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Fetty Wap’s daughter died from heart defect complications: report - Page Six

Lauren Maxwell, the 4-year-old daughter of rapper Fetty Wap, reportedly died from a fatal cardiac arrhythmia due to complications of congenital cardiac anomalies.

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More Kids Are Getting Sick With COVID-19, Top Pediatrics Group Finds - HuffPost

Infections rose nearly 85% last week from the week before as the delta variant spreads.

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California's newest raging wildfire is forcing thousands to evacuate. It sparked as nearly 100 large fires are burning in the US - CNN

A newly ignited fire in Northern California has forced thousands of residents to evacuate their homes as the US fights 96 large active fires that have scorched nearly two million acres.

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Spirit Airlines bedlam, day five: Airline cancels 45% of Thursday flights - USA TODAY

Spirit said cancellations should progressively decline this week but Thursday's cancellations show little sign of easing.

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Prince Harry, Meghan considered moving to New Zealand before step back - Insider

New Zealand's governor-general said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex discussed a potential move with her just five months after they got married.

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Reporter who accused Gov. Cuomo of bullying says CNN host needs to come clean about role in sibling’s scandal - Fox News

Lindsay Nielsen, a former Albany-based investigative reporter who spoke to state investigators during their probe of the New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, thinks CNN viewers deserve an explanation from the troubled governor’s little brother.

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Olympic Women's Soccer: How the U.S. Beat Australia for Bronze - The New York Times

The Americans made sure they didn’t go home empty-handed in what might have been the last major game for some of the team’s biggest stars.