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Death toll from Beirut explosion rises to 200 as protests continue

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Someone has dubbed Martin Tyler’s iconic commentary over Sergio Aguero playing Fall Guys, and it is everything. @ManCity  | #ManCity 

More than 97,000 children in the US tested positive for coronavirus in the last two weeks of July, a new report says.

JUST IN: Reports that Lebanon's government is set to resign

Hong Kong media tycoon arrested for 'foreign collusion' under new security law

#BREAKING Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovskaya rejects election results, demands Lukashenko 'hand over power'

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China to apply sanctions on Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and other U.S. politicians - Chinese foreign ministry

Mumbai: Kanta Murti, who was seen in viral video (of August 4) guarding an open manhole in Matunga to avert accidents, says she stood there for 7 hours. Says, "I uncovered the manhole to drain water & stood there to warn vehicles. BMC officials came later & scolded me for it."


Scoops of the Day

NEW ABNORMAL EPISODE ALERT: @Acosta  reveals why at one point CNN had to hire not one, not two... but FOUR bodyguards in order for him to cover Trump rallies. “You have journalists in this country who were being threatened on a regular basis.”

White House reached out to South Dakota governor about adding President Trump to Mount Rushmore, New York Times reports

Nine people test positive for coronavirus at Georgia school that went viral for crowded photo.

Reports of protests and arrests in Minsk and other cities in Belarus following today's presidential election. Polish-funded Belsat TV says riot police have used stun grenades in the capital where around 3,000 protesters have gathered.

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Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy media tycoon: aide

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JUST IN: Several Lebanese ministers set to resign amid fallout from Beirut port blast

HK media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law - top aide

After religious leaders signed a letter condemning the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China, Maajid Nawaz called on Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury to join in condemnation. @MaajidNawaz 

Delta has banned 100 anti-maskers from taking their flights — and even gone a step further by adding them to a "no fly" list. Despite outrage from some consumers, legal experts say it's within the airline's scope of rights.


Scoops of the Week

i wonder how many votes Trump just got from the video of Black Lives Matter rioters attacking an old woman and splashing her in the face with paint

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NEW: Biden draws distinction between diversity within Black and Latino communities, telling @NPR’s@lourdesgnavarro  that “unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes.."

Trump: “We’re doing very well.” Coronavirus deaths over the last 7 days: Australia: 70 Canada: 37 France: 51 Germany: 49 Italy: 55 Japan: 27 Spain: 57 Sweden: 27 UK: 414 US: 7,189

BEIRUT BLAST: A bride posing for a photos in her wedding dress has her session cut short in a terrifying manner - as the shock wave from the explosion that rocked Beirut hits.

USA: #RamMandir  digital billboard comes up in New York’s Times Square.

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From our cold, dead hands.

Who do you think is best suited to be the next PM of India? #MOTN2020 

On a full 2-hour flight, one scientist has estimated that about 1 in 4300 passengers will pick up Covid-19, on average. If airlines leave the middle seat empty, only about 1 in 7700 will catch it

Medieval 'wine windows' are reopening, reviving Italian plague tradition

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The Postal Service has informed states that they’ll need to pay first-class 55-cent postage to mail ballots to voters, rather than the normal 20-cent bulk rate. That nearly triples the per-ballot cost.