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The best blenders of 2020 

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In Russia, portraying women's bodies can get you arrested 5 Jul 2020, 12:05 pm

Yulia Tsvetkova is unsure about her future. She has been criminally charged with the "production and dissemination of pornographic materials," after sharing stylized drawings of vaginas on social media. The resident of a remote city in Russia's Far East, she was released from house arrest on March 16 after four months, but is still under strict travel restrictions and faces up to six years in jail.

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Analysis: Trump faces a now historical disadvantage 5 Jul 2020, 11:56 am

Poll of the week: A new Monmouth University poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden with a 53% to 41% lead over President Donald Trump.

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They envisioned a world without police. Inside Seattle's CHOP zone, protesters struggled to make it real 5 Jul 2020, 11:30 am

In Wednesday's early morning hours, Seattle police cleared the Capitol Hill Organized Protest area, a relatively quiet end to a demonstration that had evolved into an art party, a garden, a tourist attraction, a tent city, a presidential fixation and the scene of multiple shootings, two of them fatal.

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Around 30 years ago, Eugene, Oregon retrofitted an old van, staffed it with medics and mental health counselors and had them respond to some 911 calls 5 Jul 2020, 10:59 am

Around 30 years ago, a town in Oregon retrofitted an old van, staffed it with young medics and mental health counselors and sent them out to respond to the kinds of 911 calls that wouldn't necessarily require police intervention.

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12 people taken to hospital after shooting in a South Carolina club 5 Jul 2020, 10:56 am

At least 12 people were taken to the hospital after a shooting at a club in Greenville, South Carolina, a dispatch supervisor with the Greenville Sheriff's Department told CNN.

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Photo drags the British royal family into the Jeffrey Epstein scandal once again 5 Jul 2020, 10:46 am

The British royal family has been dragged once again into the Jeffrey Epstein scandal as a photograph emerged showing the late financier's alleged accomplice posing on a throne at Buckingham Palace.

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Penn State is tracking those in contact with a 21-year-old student who died of Covid-19 complications 5 Jul 2020, 9:58 am

• Kavanaugh denies request from Illinois Republicans to block rule barring gatherings of more than 50 people

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Miami broke its all-time heat record for June, but no warnings were issued. Here's why 5 Jul 2020, 9:50 am

On Tuesday, the temperature at Miami International Airport reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit, making it the hottest day on record for the month of June. Yet no heat advisories or excessive heat warnings were issued.

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One of India's richest minority groups enjoys some of Mumbai's best rents. Here's why 5 Jul 2020, 8:44 am

"Imagine a world within a world." That is how Hormuz Bana describes the centuries-old community where he lives in Mumbai -- and which is in danger of vanishing.

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Why tick season could be worse in the summer of Covid-19 5 Jul 2020, 7:55 am

After more than three months of shutdowns, mandatory quarantines, self-imposed exile from society and working from home, nature-lovers looking for a well-earned breath of fresh air could face a possible collision course between coronavirus and tick-borne illnesses this summer.

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Teen's coronavirus-themed prom dress made of duct tape is a work of art 5 Jul 2020, 7:12 am

In January, 18-year-old Peyton Manker embarked on her journey to make a prom dress entirely out of duct tape for a contest to win a scholarship. After weeks of working on her submission, the Covid-19 outbreak not only canceled her prom but altered the course of her senior year.

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Garry Kasparov: Russian democracy is a farce. Putin wants the same fate for America 5 Jul 2020, 7:10 am

The Kremlin bullied and bribed Russians to the ballot box again on Wednesday, the latest episode of what long ago became a painful mockery of democracy. Democracy means choices, and there has been no real choice in Russia for many years. All roads, all votes, lead to Vladimir Putin.

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Baltimore protesters toppled a Christopher Columbus statue and threw it in a harbor 5 Jul 2020, 6:41 am

While much of the country celebrated Independence Day Saturday, protesters in Baltimore toppled a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the Inner Harbor, CNN affiliate WBAL reported.

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Strongmen rush to remake the world order as Trump faces potential election defeat 5 Jul 2020, 6:07 am

This past week, on US President Donald Trump's watch Russia and China have effectively re-aligned the coming world order. They didn't do it together, but both took advantage of uncertainty and unpredictability that Trump has helped create.

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How much trouble is Huawei in? 5 Jul 2020, 3:44 am

Huawei is under a lot of pressure.

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As coronavirus cases skyrocket, US marks July 4th with pleas for people to skip the parties 5 Jul 2020, 3:18 am

After a week of skyrocketing coronavirus cases in the United States, officials are issuing a stark warning this July Fourth: Skip the parties.

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Trump doubles down on divisive messaging in speech to honor Independence Day 5 Jul 2020, 3:10 am

• Analysis: In a jaw-dropping speech, Trump tries to drag America backward • Biden campaign reacts to Trump's speech • Opinion: Trump's powerful message of rage

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Trump reveals his 2020 campaign strategy 5 Jul 2020, 12:12 am

Friday night in South Dakota, President Donald Trump made his July 4th weekend speech all about the monuments. Standing before the presidents carved into Mount Rushmore, Trump railed against the "radical assault" on the American way of life that he says is coming from the left. His opponents have undertaken, he said, a "merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children."

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A rare case of brain-destroying amoeba has been confirmed in Florida 5 Jul 2020, 12:00 am

A case of a rare, brain-destroying amoeba has been confirmed in Florida.

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The stunning hypocrisy of America's criticism on China 4 Jul 2020, 9:48 pm

The United States government has attacked China's new security law for Hong Kong as undermining political freedoms. Anyone who cares about democratic values should see that there is merit to that criticism. But on an issue that directly targets China's core sovereign interests, it is all too easy for Beijing to dismiss Washington because police forces across the US have been caught in photographs and videos violating the rights of American citizens.

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As coronavirus cases spike in Arizona, a neighboring Mexican state tries to shut out Americans 4 Jul 2020, 8:22 pm

US and Mexican discourse regarding the shared border typically centers on efforts to keep Mexicans from traveling north.

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Analysis: Europe is distancing itself from the US 4 Jul 2020, 4:56 pm

For more than 70 years, the transatlantic alliance has served as the unshakable foundation of European stability and underpinned the values of the US-led Western order. In 2020, it appears that relationship is being rethought on both sides of the Atlantic.

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England has one of the world's worst Covid death rates. Now many fear it's about to drink itself into chaos 4 Jul 2020, 4:48 pm

The thought of a pint of beer in a proper pub is a dream that has sustained many people in the UK through the tough months of coronavirus lockdown, but as the doors to drinking establishments in England finally reopen after four months on Saturday, a potential nightmare looms.

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Want to travel to California? Not so fast. 4 Jul 2020, 4:37 pm

After more than three months in lockdown with four kids between the ages of 5 and 8, Heather Reichel was determined to make the family vacation to Venice Beach memorable for everyone.

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Spiked seltzer is evolving beyond beverages 4 Jul 2020, 2:31 pm

Spiked seltzers and canned cocktails are wildly popular, and now they're evolving.

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Dr. Gupta: America, I hoped never to have this conversation 4 Jul 2020, 12:52 pm

• Some celebrated July 4th virtually while others packed beaches despite Covid-19 surge

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Experts urge caution ahead of holiday weekend 4 Jul 2020, 12:39 pm

Experts are urging caution as Americans gather to celebrate the 4th of July. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.

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2 Texas counties urge residents to shelter in place as hospitals reach capacity 4 Jul 2020, 12:31 pm

Hospitals in at least two Texas counties are at full capacity heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with county judges urging residents to shelter in place.

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Ghislaine Maxwell is in a tough spot 4 Jul 2020, 1:40 am

More than 10 months after the death of Jeffrey Epstein and Attorney General William Barr's declaration that Epstein's "co-conspirators should not rest easy," the next domino has fallen with the Southern District of New York's indictment of Epstein's alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell for operating a sprawling conspiracy to sexually abuse young girls. The big question now: Will Maxwell cooperate to try to save herself -- and if so, where might the SDNY's case go next?

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New movie 'The Outpost' based on Jake Tapper's 2012 book opens today 4 Jul 2020, 12:05 am

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh visits the set of the new film "The Outpost," which is based on Jake Tapper's best-selling book about the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan.

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These are true patriots. Trump sees them as enemies 3 Jul 2020, 10:13 pm

Marching and chanting, grieving and kneeling, countless Americans have braved tear gas and rubber bullets over the past six weeks to send an unequivocal message to their elected leaders: that they will not stand idly by as racial injustice continues to tear at our country.

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This is how Canada crushed the curve while the US struggles 3 Jul 2020, 8:31 pm

CNN'S Paula Newton explains what measures Canadians are taking to flatten the curve as countries continue to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

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America could run out of fireworks this weekend. Here's why 3 Jul 2020, 6:26 pm

International supply chains, a pandemic during peak production and record sales means shelves could soon be bare at fireworks retailers across the country.

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'Hamilton' -- 4 things to know in honor of July 4th 3 Jul 2020, 4:17 pm

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'Towering' musical activist laid to rest after week of anger 3 Jul 2020, 3:59 pm

At least 81 people are dead in Ethiopia in massive protests that erupted after the killing of singer and activist Hachalu Hundessa, local police commissioner told state media. CNN's Eleni Giokos reports.

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Must-watch videos of the week 3 Jul 2020, 3:48 pm

A snake leaps through the air, interviews get crashed in the cutest way, and an A-list celebrity awkwardly pops into a call. Here are the must-see videos of the week.

America's controversial statues may end up in Russia 3 Jul 2020, 3:33 pm

A Russian billionaire has offered to buy two controversial statues that protesters want removed from US cities due to their troubling ties to racism and colonialism.

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Analysis: A wake-up call for the American dream 3 Jul 2020, 3:13 pm

This fourth of July, nationwide protests and the Covid-19 crisis have forced America to recognize the ugly inequality lying just beneath its star-spangled surface.

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Former Florida Trump supporter: Based on my friends, he has no chance 3 Jul 2020, 3:04 pm

CNN's Jeff Zeleny speaks to longtime Republicans in Florida who say they will not vote for President Donald Trump in November because of his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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It's a scary time to be unemployed. These people still chose to get laid off 3 Jul 2020, 1:50 am

Wendell Stinnett had been planning to work for at least another four years, maybe even eight. Instead he agreed this summer to walk away from the job he's had for 31 years.

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Lego debuts new sets for the young at heart featuring The Beatles, Star Wars and Iron Man 2 Jul 2020, 11:17 pm

Lego announced a new line of "Lego Art" -- a higher-end building set geared towards adult fans.

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Nick Cordero's wife says he may need a double lung transplant 2 Jul 2020, 10:22 pm

Nick Cordero would likely need a double lung transplant to heal the damage he's suffered from complications of Covid-19.

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Gritty gets a makeover 2 Jul 2020, 9:25 pm

Netflix released a mini-episode of reality show 'Queer Eye' featuring hockey team Philadelphia Flyers' mascot, Gritty.

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Sheriff warns protesters he will deputize gun owners 2 Jul 2020, 9:06 pm

A Florida sheriff is warning protesters that he will deputize lawful gun owners to quell protests that turn violent in his county.

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Black Lives Matter redefined July 4 2 Jul 2020, 8:51 pm

Racial justice protests around the nation make this Fourth of July perhaps the most important in American history. Independence Day 2020 is imbued with new meaning about what it means to be an American, rooted in a collective effort to squarely confront the bitter and beautiful struggles that shape our profoundly historic present.

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Meet your new American patriots 2 Jul 2020, 8:43 pm

The Patriots aren't just a football team.

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A Black man tried to cash his first paycheck. The teller called 911. 2 Jul 2020, 4:41 pm

Paul McCowns walked into an Ohio bank clutching his first paycheck from a new job at an electric company. But instead of cashing the check worth about $1,000, the teller called 911.

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What the fall of the 'girlboss' reveals 2 Jul 2020, 4:13 pm

Last month several female founders stepped down after they were accused of creating toxic workplaces for the people of color they employed.

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Virtual companions have evolved. What can they do for you now? 2 Jul 2020, 1:19 pm

My phone lights up with a notification for a new message: "Do you think two people who had a relationship can ever be friends after it's over?"

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Young daughter crashing mom's live BBC interview will be the best thing you see today 2 Jul 2020, 3:45 am

Two live home interviews on BBC and Sky News in England had adorable interruptions on the same day.

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Advertisers have Facebook's attention. Now here's what they want 1 Jul 2020, 7:07 pm

Facebook is about to look a little different, whether users notice or not.

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Dad stunned by what he saw on his family's home security camera 1 Jul 2020, 3:09 pm

A Connecticut man says he was stunned to see his 9-year-old son hiding from police on home surveillance video despite his family having positive experience with officers in the community. CNN affiliate News 12 Connecticut reports.

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An internal Amazon memo shows how closely it's tracking coronavirus data at warehouses 1 Jul 2020, 2:47 am

For months, Amazon has refused to reveal data on the number of coronavirus cases inside its warehouses by claiming the data itself "isn't particularly useful," frustrating workers and critics hoping for a clearer picture of infections within what have become critical hubs for home supplies.

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Gaming world faces a big #MeToo moment 30 Jun 2020, 11:21 pm

The popular gaming content creation group OfflineTV has removed Federico Michael Gaytan, better known as Fedmyster, in response to allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted touching from two of his housemates.

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See what's streaming in July 30 Jun 2020, 7:16 pm

Feeling hot, hot hot?

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From pandering to Putin to abusing allies and ignoring his own advisers, Trump's phone calls alarm US officials 30 Jun 2020, 6:49 pm

In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America's principal allies, that the calls helped convince some senior US officials -- including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers and his longest-serving chief of staff -- that the President himself posed a danger to the national security of the United States, according to White House and intelligence officials intimately familiar with the contents of the conversations.

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Twitch suspends Trump campaign account 29 Jun 2020, 9:35 pm

Twitch, the video streaming service popular with online gamers, has suspended an account belonging to the Trump campaign, becoming the latest tech platform to take action against President Donald Trump.

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Tammy Duckworth: Fight for the justice George Floyd didn't get 2 Jun 2020, 1:32 am

First, he said "I can't breathe."

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The photographer who captured the magic of everyday life in America 16 Apr 2020, 10:19 am

When photographer William Eggleston arrived in Manhattan in 1967, he brought a suitcase filled with color slides and prints taken around the Mississippi Delta. They were scenes of the low-slung homes, blue skies, flat lands, and ordinary people of the American South -- all rendered in what would eventually become his iconic high-chroma, saturated hues.

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The drama that changed TV history 30 years ago 10 Apr 2020, 10:25 am

Before Netflix, before sagas like "Game of Thrones" -- before high-speed internet -- there was "Twin Peaks."

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