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Edwin Edwards, The Larger-Than-Life Former Louisiana Governor, Dies At 93

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 13:13

Edwards was the last in a long line of colorful populist Democrats who once dominated Louisiana politics. He served four terms as governor, and did federal prison time on a corruption conviction.

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Prince William And Boris Johnson Denounce The Racist Abuse Of England's Soccer Team

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 12:42

As soon as Italy clinched its win over England in the Euro 2020 Final, racist comments started pouring in blaming three Black players for the loss.

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A Woman Died Of COVID After Contracting 2 Variants At The Same Time, Researchers Say

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 11:32

The woman had both the alpha and beta variants of the coronavirus, which were found first in the U.K. and South Africa, respectively.

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The Top U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Has Relinquished His Post

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 10:39

The move takes the United States a step closer to ending its 20-year war. It came as Taliban insurgents continue to gain territory across the country.

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Spears' Case Goes Back To Court — Here's What Could Be Next For Her Conservatorship

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 10:08

While a flurry of petitions and requests were made after the popstar's testimony, no one has filed a petition to end the conservatorship.

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A Salon Owner Sold His Business To His Employee For $1

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 08:56

"She's a good hairdresser, a good barber, she's very nice," Salon owner Pio Imperati said. "Eventually, it was a dream of mine come true to be able to turn the salon over to someone worthy."

California And Other Parts Of The West Broil And Burn Under Triple-Digit Temperatures

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 08:28

A large swath of the West baked in high temperatures that were expected to continue into the start of the work week. California and other parts of the West are sinking deeper into drought.

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There Are 11,073 Muslims In Federal Prisons But Just 13 Chaplains To Minister To Them

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 07:00

Muslims, the third-largest faith group in federal prisons, are significantly underrepresented among the chaplaincy, according to a recent Department of Justice report.

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The Battle For The U.S. Senate Will Be On Display During Baseball's All-Star Game

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 06:00

A new attack ad targeting Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock blames a "radical woke crowd" for moving the game out of Atlanta. It will air during the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game.

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Clean Beauty Products Are A Marketing Triumph

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 05:12

Clean skincare is now a billion dollar industry. But it's a murky label — any brand can claim their product is clean, regardless of the ingredients used in their formulas.

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With The U.S. Military Gone, The CIA Faces Tough Challenges In Afghanistan

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 05:09

The CIA and the military depend on each other in war zones like Afghanistan. Now that U.S. forces have pulled out almost entirely, the spy agency will have a harder time keeping tabs on the Taliban.

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Treading Lightly In Abortion Politics, Biden Still Manages To Annoy Both Sides

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 05:01

The president is one of a disappearing group of politicians who sought moderate compromises on abortion. His supporters want faster changes. But abortion opponents are also taking him to task.

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Florida Breaks Annual Manatee Death Record In First 6 Months Of 2021

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 03:42

More than 840 manatee deaths were recorded between Jan. 1 and July 2, according to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Haitian Arrested As Alleged Tie To Assassination Masterminds

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 22:46

The head of Haiti's national police gave no information on the purported masterminds, but said a Haitian man was arrested and had worked with them. The man appeared to have been living in Florida.

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Italy Defeats England In Emotional Battle For European Soccer Championship

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 22:04

Italy emerged victorious Sunday in a tight match that came down to penalty kicks. The loss is a crushing blow for England, which could have claimed its first international title in 55 years.

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Demonstrators In Havana Protest Shortages, Rising Prices

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 19:24

Thousands of demonstrators went out to the streets in several cities in Cuba to protest against ongoing food shortages and high prices of foodstuffs, amid the coronavirus crisis.

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Lionel Messi Sends Argentina To Victory Over Brazil In Copa América Final

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 18:05

The Argentina national soccer team dealt a crushing blow to Brazil in the Copa América finals, winning 1-0. Team captain Lionel Messi had long wanted to bring his team to victory.

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The U.S. Is Sending A Team Of Investigators To Haiti, But Not Military Assistance

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 17:47

Agents from multiple agencies are joining the investigation into Wednesday's assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, but the Biden administration says it has no plans to send troops.

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Novak Djokovic Has Won Wimbledon And A Record-Tying 20th Grand Slam Title

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 14:01

Djokovic won his third consecutive title at Wimbledon, defeating Matteo Berrettini in four sets and putting the Serbian tennis star in an elite class of players in the sport's history.

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Richard Branson Has Completed A Historic Trip To The Edge Of Space On Virgin Galactic

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 12:05

Sir Richard Branson and a crew of three others grazed the edge of space Sunday morning in a rocket built by the British billionaire's company, Virgin Galactic.

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