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Avlon: Proud Boys see Trump's comments as an endorsement
CNN's John Avlon goes over President Trump's past chances to speak out against white supremacy in America, and how often he balked at opportunities, and did not like it when he actually did.
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North Korea conducts handwriting tests to find anti-government graffiti writer
The writing’s on the wall in the Hermit Kingdom. North Korean officials are going house to house to find a vandal who scrawled anti-government graffiti on a public wall — forcing residents to undergo a handwriting test to prove their innocence, according to a report. The aggressive hunt was sparked after the slogan “Down with...
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Laptop running too hot? Forget a password? 5 answers to common tech questions revealed
From figuring out passwords to using incognito and private modes on browsers, we answer five common tech questions.       
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Soccer team forfeits match after alleged anti-gay slur
Phoenix Rising player Junior Flemmings issued a statement denying he directed a slur at Collin Martin, who is openly gay.
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The Energy 202: Oil drilling may encroach on polar bear territory, study suppressed by a Trump official shows
It's the latest instance of the administration burying a report from scientists.
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Workers are quietly trickling back to Los Angeles offices
The skyscrapers and industrial lofts are beginning to reopen. But not everyone will return at once. Expect phases or rotating teams to give extra space.
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Column: Will California have enough electricity for all its EVs? Yes — but it will take work
California wants its new cars to be all-electric by 2035. Here's what it needs to do to produce enough electricity.
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Sneak peek: "The FBI Declassified": Saving Ethan
New series: A young boy is held hostage in an underground bunker in rural Alabama. How the FBI got inside the mind of his kidnapper. Narrated by Alana De La Garza of the CBS drama series "FBI." Watch the premiere of "The FBI Declassified" Tuesday, October 6 at 10/9c on CBS.
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Sneak peek: The Final Days of JJ and Tylee
The untold story of how investigators found Lori Vallow’s missing children – buried on Chad Daybell’s property. CBS News correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti reports Saturday, October 3 at 10/9c on CBS.
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Rajon Rondo lives up to his 'Playoff Rondo' nickname in Game 1
Rajon Rondo has a reputation for excelling under pressure, and the veteran guard provided a valuable spark in the Lakers' win over the Miami Heat.
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After close call in 2018, Thiago Santos eyes Israel Adesanya: 'I can do better than Paulo Costa'
Thiago Santos nearly crossed paths with Israel Adesanya once before and hopes they can meet in the octagon down the line.        Related StoriesUFC 253 'Fight Motion': Israel Adesanya's technique reigns supremeDan Hardy on where Herb Dean beef stands, UFC 253 aftermath, moreAngela Hill: Israel Adesanya, Colby Covington held to different standards 
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50 Cities Facing More Extreme Heat in 2020
There was a time when record-breaking heat was a big deal and when the hottest temperature records stood unchallenged for decades. Today, those records are commonly broken shortly after being set and then quickly broken again.
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The D.C. region’s most ambitious try at bus rapid transit is coming to Montgomery County
The bus line, branded Flash, launches Oct. 14 in the Route 29 corridor.
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Exclusive: New poll shows few Americans approve of Trump’s handling of North Korea
US President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un inside the Demilitarized Zone separating South and North Korea on June 30, 2019, in Panmunjom, South Korea. | Dong-A Ilbo via Getty Images It also turns out about one in 10 Americans has heard of the Oscar-winning South Korean film Parasite. President Donald Trump likes to brag that he “largely solved” the problem of a nuclearized North Korea. But it turns out many Americans disagree with him. A new poll shows that only 31 percent of Americans approve of the Trump administration’s handling of US-North Korea relations, with another 39 percent disapproving (and 30 percent “not sure” what to think). Those numbers are affected in part by partisan passions: 9 percent of Democrats say Trump has mishandled his dealings with the country, while 66 percent of Republicans approve of his approach. The poll, which surveyed 1,248 Americans in August, was conducted by YouGov and commissioned by the Korea Economic Institute, a DC-based think tank funded by the South Korean government. The results of the survey, obtained exclusively by Vox ahead of publication, aren’t overly surprising. Despite three summits between the two countries and Trump’s repeated boasts, North Korea’s nuclear arsenal has likely grown in size and strength. While Pyongyang has stopped testing missiles that could reach the US, it still poses a danger to America and its allies in the region, namely South Korea and Japan. That may be why respondents labeled North Korea the third-most critical foreign policy challenge behind China and Russia, though only 7 percent said Pyongyang was a top concern to the US. Indeed, 84 percent of survey respondents — including 88 percent of Republicans and 86 percent of Democrats — said it was “important” or “very important” for North Korea to give up its military nuclear capabilities. But it appears the public cares not only about North Korea’s weapons but also about its people: 83 percent of all respondents — meaning Americans in both parties — said it was important for the US to push for human rights improvements in the country. Such urging hasn’t featured at all in the Trump administration’s dealings with Kim, which have focused largely on inducing the North Korean leader to dismantle his arsenal through economic enticements. As Troy Stangarone, senior director and fellow at the KEI, summed it up, “There is a strong bipartisan consensus among Americans on the need for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and for the United States to push for improvement in human rights in North Korea, but they are less sold on the Trump administration’s handling of relations with North Korea.” The US says talks between Washington and Pyongyang have continued behind the scenes. But short of a miraculous breakthrough, Trump will either bequeath a greater North Korean challenge to Joe Biden or have to contend with a more powerful adversary over the next four years. Americans see South Korea as a partner but not a friend The poll featured other interesting insights about the US-South Korea relationship. For example, two-thirds of Americans have a “favorable” or “very favorable” view of South Korea, but only 49 percent of respondents see the country as a friend to the US. Even so, 62 percent said they saw value in the military alliance between the two countries, while a similar 65 percent said US-South Korea trade was “beneficial.” That matters. Even if Americans don’t perceive South Korea as overly friendly to the US, they still believe maintaining strong ties is important for US foreign policy. Furthermore, despite winning the Oscar for best picture and getting media coverage seemingly everywhere, just about one in 10 Americans were aware of the South Korean film Parasite. Still, the survey’s main finding is that Americans are unhappy with how Trump has dealt with North Korea in his first four years. Whether he gets another chance to prove himself is something voters, and North Koreans, will watch in the weeks to come. Help keep Vox free for all Millions turn to Vox each month to understand what’s happening in the news, from the coronavirus crisis to a racial reckoning to what is, quite possibly, the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone make sense of an increasingly chaotic world: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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A family’s history is deeply woven into Howard County’s Scaggsville
A suburb known for big houses, large lots and commuting convenience has remnants of its rural past.
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Woman tears down poster from Upper East Side synagogue: video
A woman was caught on video tearing down a poster outside an Upper East Side synagogue — and police are investigating the act as a hate crime. A surveillance clip released by cops late Wednesday shows the woman walking up to the Chabad Israel Center at East 92nd Street and Second Avenue around 4:30 a.m....
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Sports owners that have donated the most to political causes
These professional sports owners have donated the most money to political candidates, campaigns and political action committees.       
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Sports team owners listen to players, but support Republicans to the tune of millions of dollars
USA TODAY Sports reviewed federal political contributions of 183 team owners, and found they have donated at least $14.6 million so far in 2019-20.       
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2020 election updates: Trump signs bill to avert shutdown, COVID-19 stimulus talks find life, Trump and Biden campaign after first debate
Trump signed a bill early Thursday to avert a government shutdown, stimulus talks continue and Biden and Trump campaign after the first debate.        
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10 pro sports owners who have donated the most to political campaigns in 2019-20
Team owners in six major American sports leagues have donated at least $14.6 million to various political interests during the 2019-20 election cycle.        
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Ghislaine Maxwell reportedly tried to recruit former teen beauty queen at 14
A former teen beauty queen reported Ghislaine Maxwell to the FBI after she claims the accused madam picked her out as a masseuse for Jeffrey Epstein while she was working out at a Florida gym at age 14, according to a report. Molly Skye Brown, 42 — a former high school model and singer who...
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The Cybersecurity 202: Americans are as insecure as ever on the 17th annual Cybersecurity Awareness month
Coronavirus has sparked an unprecedented cybercrime wave and Election Day will bring unique challenges.
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Alabama governor apologizes to survivor of 1963 KKK church bombing that killed four Black girls
The governor's letter to an attorney for Sarah Collins Rudolph, who lost her sister and was blinded in one eye in the terrorist attack on the church, did not make any commitments.        
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Here’s how Kamala Harris puts the nail in the Trump-Pence coffin
She needs to remind Americans why they dislike Trump.
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Who is Iman Vellani? 'Ms. Marvel' Casts First Muslim Superhero Kamala Khan
Newcomer Iman Vellani who will make history as Marvel Studio's first onscreen Muslim hero, Ms. Marvel.
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US Navy SEALs change creed statement to become gender neutral
The US Navy SEALs have changed their creed statement to become gender-neutral and have eliminated terms such as “brotherhood,” according to a report. “Naval Special Warfare continues to deliberately develop a culture of tactical and ethical excellence that reflects the nation we represent, and that draws upon the talents of the all-volunteer force who meet...
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ShowBiz Minute: Davis, Teigen, Baby Yoda
Tributes for country star Mac Davis, who died at 78; Chrissy Teigen and John Legend grieve lost child as they announce miscarriage on social media; Baby Yoda joins forces with firefighters in western US. (Oct. 1)       
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Black Man Convicted by All-White Jury Set to Be Executed
Orlando Hall's execution is scheduled for November 19 at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, the Department of Justice said.
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Jobless Claims Expected to Reflect New Round of Layoffs: Live Business Updates
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Gusty winds and record heat forecast for Northern and Southern California
Gusty, dry winds are expected on Thursday and Friday for parts of northern California where the Glass and Dolan Fires are burning as winds could gust up to 30 mph.
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