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August 11, 2020

There was no one else on Biden's VP shortlist that checked as many boxes as Kamala Harris
In photos: VP pick Kamala Harris | Opinion: Harris' key strengths ... click to read more

Here's what sets Kamala Harris apart
Joe Biden has selected his running mate, revealing to top advisers on Tuesday the woman he will invite to join his ticket, two people familiar with the matter tell CNN. ... click to read more

Biden and Harris will appear together for first time on Wednesday
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Watch Kamala Harris' intense interrogations on the Hill
During her time as a senator, Kamala Harris has made her mark not in legislation, but in the hearing room, CNN's Maeve Reston says. ... click to read more

Harris has spent her career breaking barriers
Sen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday became the first Black and South Asian American woman chosen for national office by a major political party, when former Vice President Joe Biden named the moderate former prosecutor to be his running mate this fall. ... click to read more

Opinion: Why Kamala Harris won the VP contest
It is a measure of these extraordinary times that Joe Biden's historic choice for vice president was also the most conventional. ... click to read more

Watch SE Cupp's reaction to Biden's VP pick
After months of speculation, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden revealed that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) will be his running mate. CNN's SE Cupp analyzes the decision. ... click to read more

The history of the women nominated for vice president
With Joe Biden selecting Kamala Harris, the senator from California becomes just the third woman to be selected as the vice president on a major party ticket and the first Black woman to be nominated ... click to read more

Sarah Palin offers advice and congratulations to Kamala Harris
Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin offered advice and congratulations to Sen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday shortly after the California Democrat was announced as former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate. ... click to read more

Trump tries to make case that the US is doing better than Europe
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US strikes $1.525 billion deal to get 100 million doses of Moderna's experimental Covid-19 vaccine
The Trump administration has reached a deal with Moderna Inc. to manufacture and deliver 100 million doses of the company's Covid-19 vaccine once it is approved, according to a news release from the US Health and Human Services Department. ... click to read more

He thought his symptoms were mild. Then his organs failed
Spencer Rollyson says he didn't think much of it when he experienced mild coronavirus symptoms in May. Weeks later, the disease almost took his life. ... click to read more

The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences won't play football this fall
The first of college football's "Power Five" conferences won't be playing this fall. ... click to read more

Trump surprised by Biden's VP pick
President Donald Trump called Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) his "number one draft pick" after presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden named her as his running mate. ... click to read more

House Dems in tough races grow agitated about failure of stimulus talks
House Democratic freshmen facing difficult reelection bids are anxious about the failure of Congress to reach an economic stimulus deal with the White House, worried that the logjam could have a devastating impact in their districts just as voters head to the polls in this critical election year. ... click to read more

Trump claims dog was sent a ballot. See election official's response
Colorado has had universal mail-in voting for seven years. George Stern helps oversee elections in Colorado and has invited President Trump to see how it's done. Lucy Kafanov reports. ... click to read more

Opinion: Trump is assembling a coalition of the willing against China
President Donald Trump is having one big success in what is clearly a campaign to distract from Covid-19's impact on his floundering reelection campaign. Somehow, he's managed to cobble together a coalition-of-the-willing -- nations prepared to follow him over the cliff and participate in a burgeon... click to read more

NIH chief says politically motivated approval of coronavirus vaccine 'cannot happen'
The director of the National Institutes of Health is putting his foot down. ... click to read more

Corpse hidden for 30 years found during renovation of $41.2 million French mansion
French authorities have opened a murder investigation after a 30-year-old corpse was found in a basement during renovations of a Parisian mansion that sold for 35.1 million euros (about $41.2 million). ... click to read more

'That's a lie': Brianna Keilar fact-checks Trump's wild claims
CNN's Brianna Keilar fact checks statements made by President Donald Trump during a coronavirus briefing that ranged from misleading claims about election security to incorrect claims about the reason WWII ended. ... click to read more

Polls suggest slim Biden lead in key battleground of Wisconsin
Three new polls out this week find former Vice President Joe Biden leading or in a tight race with President Donald Trump in the crucial battleground state of Wisconsin. ... click to read more

Disney just ended one of the most-recognized names in entertainment
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Analysis: This 2020 nightmare scenario is looking more likely
Only 84 days until the 2020 presidential election! ... click to read more

The earth was once home to 'terror crocodiles' nearly the size of city buses
A new study has shed more light on gigantic "terror crocodiles," that once roamed the world and preyed on dinosaurs with teeth "the size of bananas." ... click to read more

This school reopened and one child infected 25 teachers
During the first few months of the pandemic, Israel was praised for its response to the coronavirus but after the country reopened its schools, it has seen a surge in outbreaks. CNN's Elliott Gotkine reports. ... click to read more

Elijah McClain's family files civil rights lawsuit against Aurora, Colorado
The family of Elijah McClain filed a civil rights lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Aurora, Colorado, in federal court. ... click to read more

FDA recalls some potatoes and fruit due to potential listeria contamination
First it was onions and now, it's lemons, limes, oranges and potatoes. ... click to read more

Analysis: Trump and the death of satire
Satire is now dead. ... click to read more

You can now rent the world's last Blockbuster video store on Airbnb
You can -- and should -- eat popcorn in bed at this one-of-a-kind Airbnb. Located in Bend, Oregon, this rental has everything: a sofabed, free snacks, a VCR and a big TV. ... click to read more

A 'Black-ish' episode premiering on Hulu says more about ABC than the show
A long-shelved episode of ABC's "Black-ish" has finally reached the public -- not on the network, but rather its sister Disney-controlled streaming service, Hulu. Yet watching the half-hour, titled "Please, Baby, Please," reflects more on the misguided timidity of the broadcaster that balked at air... click to read more

Smash Mouth holds packed concert at motorcycle rally
The US has seen 5 million coronavirus cases and more than 163,000 deaths. But as the virus spreads, so does the misinformation. CNN's ... click to read more

Opinion: Are you ready for Trump's Gettysburg Address?
After President Donald Trump said Monday that he would likely either accept the Republican nomination at the White House or at Gettysburg, CNN Opinion asked four prominent Civil War historians to share their thoughts. The views expressed here are theirs. Read more opinion on CNN. ... click to read more

Gray reef sharks form long-lasting social groups likely for hunting, study shows
We can't quite say sharks can be friends, but new evidence is showing us that sharks form social bonds with others and can work together — to a degree. ... click to read more

Simon Cowell was her judge. Now, she's filling in for him
Singer and "The Voice" judge Kelly Clarkson announced she will be filling in for Simon Cowell on "America's Got Talent" while he recovers from breaking his back in an electric bike accident. ... click to read more

Tesla shares shoot up after announcement of five-for-one stock split
Tesla's stock jumped as much as 6% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the company announced a five-for-one stock split, set to go into effect on August 31. ... click to read more

Maxwell petitions judge over jail restrictions, citing 'onerous conditions' tied to Epstein
Attorneys for Ghislaine Maxwell asked a federal judge on Monday to direct the Bureau of Prisons to release her into the general population of the federal facility where she's incarcerated, saying she has been "held under uniquely onerous conditions" in the wake of last year's jailhouse death of her... click to read more

Bindi Irwin announces her pregnancy, five months after her wedding
Bindi Irwin, the 22-year-old daughter of the late conservationist and television personality Steve Irwin, has announced she is expecting her first child. ... click to read more

Alyssa Milano says she's losing her hair in Covid-19 battle
Alyssa Milano revealed on Twitter Sunday that she is dealing with hair loss after testing positive for Covid-19 antibodies. ... click to read more

Phil Collins' 'In the Air Tonight' is back on the charts after twin YouTubers rapturously reacted to the song
... click to read more

Noah Centineo shares photos of himself bulking up to play He-Man in 'Masters of the Universe' remake
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The iPhone 12 feature that could help convince millions of people to upgrade their phones
Apple has long been expected to debut a batch of 5G-enabled iPhones this fall. Now it appears all of the company's new phone releases this year may be able to connect to the next generation of super-fast wireless networks, according to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives. ... click to read more

New York's MTA is asking Apple to create a Face ID that works with masks
New York's mass transit agency is calling on Apple to create a Face ID that works with masks in an effort to help slow the spread of coronavirus on the city's buses and subways. ... click to read more

Google Maps is back on the Apple Watch
Google Maps will soon return to the Apple Watch after suddenly disappearing three years ago. ... click to read more

This beauty trend is spreading online, but critics say it's racist
"Ching chong eyes!" That's what elementary school kids used to call Sophie Wang. It was an insidious racist slur casually thrown around as they mocked her Asian ethnicity while pulling on the corner of their eyes. Upward for Japanese. To the side for Chinese. Downward for Korean. ... click to read more

A woman is stunned when her new driver's license came back with a picture of an empty chair
Driver's license photos are the worst, but one Tennessee woman is laughing after a clerical error left her with a picture of an empty chair. ... click to read more

Watch twins lose it while listening to '80s hit song
A video of twin brothers Tim and Fred Williams listening to Phil Collins' 1981 debut single "In the Air Tonight" for the first time is lighting up the internet. CNN's Christi Paul and Victor Blackwell have more. ... click to read more

The best office chairs of 2020
It's becoming increasingly clear that remote work could become the new normal, so if you haven't already, now is a good time to consider upgrading your home office. Whether you're trying to punch up an existing setup or make a temporary situation feel more permanent, one key upgrade you should make... click to read more

Jamie Dimon: The stock market doesn't reflect Americans' pain
The stock market's huge run-up in recent months doesn't capture everyday Americans' pain. That's why the government and Big Business should act to help ease the burden on the least fortunate, said JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, in an interview with CNN Business. ... click to read more

Why you're seeing Halloween candy in stores in August
No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. Halloween candy displays have arrived even earlier this year. ... click to read more

Meeting hell has gotten worse. These companies are fighting back
When Highwire Public Relations went all remote in March, the company ramped up its meetings to make up for the lost face time. ... click to read more

The four reasons Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris
It's Kamala Harris, thankfully. ... click to read more

Beirut survivor: The world can't let this go on
I was meeting my friends at a sidewalk café in the Hamra district for a coffee when the earth shook under our feet. Someone yelled, "Earthquake!" But my friend, who'd lived through the 15-year Lebanese civil war from 1975 to 1990, screamed, "It's an explosion!" ... click to read more

If you're a blue-collar worker, Trump isn't your friend
It has long been confounding that President Donald Trump's strongest supporters are Whites with only a high school education. This is bewildering because the Trump administration has repeatedly and systematically hurt America's blue-collar workers and favored corporations over them. ... click to read more

Mount Rushmore is too small for Trump
Last month at Mount Rushmore, the President posed for a photo at an angle that aligned his head with the 60-foot-tall heads gazing out from the mountain. For a moment, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Donald Trump formed a quintet in the warm evening light. ... click to read more

The mystery of Dr. Birx
As the Covid-19 debacle continues to worsen, Dr. Deborah Birx, who entered the scene in March as Corona Task Force Chair Vice President Mike Pence's "right arm," has emerged as a new person to blame. ... click to read more

Trump declares war on Social Security
Is Donald Trump trying to lose this election? Seriously, is he self-destructing because somewhere, deep inside his tortured soul he knows he is an unworthy, incompetent, poseur? ... click to read more

Refi rates at 2.47% APR (15 yr). Do you qualify?
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Pay 0% interest until 2021 with a better card
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5 stocks under $49 could be worth $2.2T
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Belarus opposition leader flees the country
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Hong Kong's new security law is transforming the city even faster than expected
It's been less than six weeks since a security law banning secession, subversion and collusion came into force in Hong Kong. But it's already having a dramatic effect on the city's political, media and online spheres. ... click to read more

How a man in Canada rescued a group of Africans stuck in China because of virus
Even for 2020, with its once-in-a-generation global pandemic and the countless travel bans that have followed, this rescue mission seems a bit far-fetched. ... click to read more

The 7-year-old Georgia boy with Covid-19 who died drowned in a bathtub after a seizure, coroner says
New information has been released on the 7-year-old Georgia boy with Covid-19 who died. ... click to read more

Court orders Uber, Lyft to reclassify drivers as employees in California
Uber and Lyft were ordered by a California court on Monday to reclassify their drivers in the state as employees, marking the latest escalation in an ongoing legal battle over a new law impacting much of the on-demand economy. ... click to read more

Two police body cameras capture the struggle leading to George Floyd's death
Police body camera footage showing Minneapolis police pointing a gun at George Floyd and struggling with him during his fatal arrest was released Monday. ... click to read more

Analysis: Ben Sasse makes his 2024 move
Even as President Donald Trump revs up his campaign machine in hopes of winning a second term this fall, the jockeying to be at the forefront of the party that he will leave behind in 2024 is picking up speed. ... click to read more

More than 100 Black men urge Biden to pick Black woman as vice president
More than 100 Black men on Monday signed an open letter to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden urging him to pick a Black woman as his vice president, writing that "failing to select a Black woman in 2020 means you will lose the election." ... click to read more

Chat bots are becoming uncannily human. Can they be our friends?
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?" ... click to read more

Kendall Jenner opens doors to her bohemian home
Kendall Jenner may hail from one of America's most lavish celebrity families, but her Los Angeles home is more toned-down than you might expect. ... click to read more






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