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Because I am older than one year old, I am old enough to remember when Kamala Harris flamed out so spectacularly after a promising start that she dropped out before a single primary. Now I have been informed by the pundit class that she will make an excellent candidate.

Rep. Lee on Sen. Harris' VP candidacy: "It's so important that Black women are seen upfront now. We will be seen in the Cabinet rooms. We will be seen in the situation rooms. We will be seen through all of our foreign and domestic policy as leaders."

After Russia said it had approved a coronavirus vaccine for use, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said he seriously doubts Russia has proven its vaccine is safe and effective.

A Virginia man, who prosecutors say admitted to being a member of the Ku Klux Klan, was sentenced to 6 years in prison after driving through demonstrators at a Black Lives Matter protest in June

#Beirut 's massive explosion on August 4 killed at least 200 people and injured thousands of others. We remember some of the victims who tragically lost their lives — in pictures

Police officers at a Florida elementary school arrested an 8-year-old boy who had allegedly hit a teacher — only to realize the boy's wrists were too small for the handcuffs

The NYT is definitely an unbiased source of news. Four headlines, all drooling.

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Google’s Android phones started detecting earthquakes around the world to provide warnings to users of a tremor nearby, with an alerting feature first rolling out in California $GOOGL

Mauritius has declared a state of environmental emergency after a cargo ship leaked oil into its pristine waters. Now, cracks in the ship are growing and officials warn it could split in half — releasing all the remaining oil.

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Scoops of the Day

Joe Biden just picked the woman who called him a racist who hung out with segregationists, and who said she believed his sexual harassment accusers.

JUST IN: Russia's president Putin has announced the registration of the first coronavirus vaccine

BREAKING: Vladimir Putin says Russia has registered the world's first Covid-19 vaccine, and discloses that one of his own daughters has already received it

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You know, whatever else you think of Kamala Harris, it’s pretty amazing and awesome that immigrants can come to the U.S., meet, marry, have a child, and their daughter can grow up to be DA, state attorney general, U.S. Senator, and on a presidential ticket.

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Principled. Brilliant. Compassionate. Empathetic. Honest. The perfect choice for @JoeBiden . That’s @KamalaHarris . Let’s go win this.

Kamala Harris' positions: - banning fracking - banning plastic straws - using executive orders to ban "assault weapons" - phasing out private healthcare insurance; - nearly-complete restriction of religious freedom to the private sphere. Yes, she's a pragmatic moderate, guys.

Britons in senior policing roles in Hong Kong are facing a private prosecution in the UK over allegations of torture against pro-democracy protesters.

Imagine a governor who covered up data on deaths in nursing homes, then did pressers bragging about the performance of his state's nursing homes. Imagine also that this governor's state experienced 33,000 deaths. Hero or villain? Well, he's a Democrat, so hero, obviously.

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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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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

BREAKING: We’re calling for the dismantling of the Department of Homeland Security.

Mauritius declared an emergency after a tanker hit a coral reef, spilling 1,000+ tons of oil and threatening "thousands" of fragile species. It is still leaking. Volunteers are making barriers and rescuing animals, angry at govt inaction: "We will never be able to recover."

WATCH: Massive explosion rips through gas station in southwest Russia; at least 13 injured

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

This is precision tile setting at scale

U.S. democracy or U.S. hypocrisy?

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.

“Something definitely changed at the post office,” President of the American Postal Workers Union Mark Diamondstein says. “A few weeks ago, the new postmaster general put in some policies that we don’t think can do anything but slow down mail.”

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