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Kamala Harris holds first campaign rally as Biden prepares to address nation: Live
- Stay up to date with notifications from The Independent Notifications can be managed in browser preferences. Vice President Kamala Harris hits campaign trail with event in Wisconsin — a vital swing state Vice president Kamala Harris has held her first campaign rally in Milwaukee, in must-win Wisconsin, the recent site of the Republican National Convention, giving an energetic, punchy speech to a ...

Source: independent.co.uk
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Warner Bros. Discovery Matches Amazon's NBA Deal: Industry Execs
- Warner Bros. Discovery has matched Amazon's reported $1.8 billion-per-year bid for the next long-term NBA contract that includes regular-season and playoffs games, according to industry executives. As part of its existing long-term deal with the NBA, Warner Bros. Discovery cited the right to match an offer made by a media company for the NBA's new round of multiyear TV/streaming agreements, which starts up in ...

Source: mediapost.com
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Hackers shut down heating in Ukrainian city with malware, researchers say
- Login Search Startups Venture Apple Security AI Apps Events Startup Battlefield Search 2:00 AM PDT • July 23, 2024 For two days in mid-January, some Ukrainians in the city of Lviv had to live without central heating and suffer freezing temperatures because of a cyberattack against a municipal energy company, security researchers and Ukrainian authorities have since concluded.  On Tuesday, the ...

Source: techcrunch.com
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Secret Service director steps down after assassination attempt against ex-President Trump at rally
- By COLLEEN LONG WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the Secret Service is stepping down from her job, according to an email she sent to staff, following the assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump that unleashed intensifying outcry about how the agency tasked with protecting current and former presidents could fail in its core mission. Kimberly Cheatle, who had served as Secret Service ...

Source: orlandosentinel.com
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Existing home sales declined in June
- Existing-home sales fell 5.4% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.89 million, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Sales also declined 5.4% from the previous year (down from 4.11 million in June 2023). "We're seeing a slow shift from a seller's market to a buyer's market," said NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. "Homes are sitting on the market a bit longer, and sellers are ...

Source: bankingjournal.aba.com
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Ben Crump says Justice Department will investigate Sonya Massey shooting
- SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the shooting of Sonya Massey , a Black woman who was fatally shot inside her home by a former Illinois sheriff's deputy earlier this month, civil rights attorney Ben Crump announced. Crump said Tuesday that the case is now part of a Justice Department investigation, but noted that he didn't know the probe's scope or who ...

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Top CD Rates Today, July 23, 2024 - 7 Options to Lock In 5.40% or More Until 2025
- Below you'll find featured rates available from our partners, followed by details from our ranking of the best CDs available nationwide. Open a New Account Just Eight Days Left To Open This 6.00% CD There's always a chance that Nuvision Credit Union will extend its promotional 6.00%, 10-month CD beyond its advertised July 31 expiration date. But why risk it? That 6.00% rate is the highest CD rate we've seen since ...

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Wild sharks off Brazil coast test positive for cocaine, scientists say
- Latest research shows how illegal drug consumption by humans is harming marine life Wild sharks off the coast of Brazil have tested positive for cocaine, according to new study by Brazilian scientists, in the latest research to demonstrate how illegal drug consumption by humans is harming marine life. According to a study entitled Cocaine Shark and published in the journal Science of the Total Environment , ...

Source: theguardian.com
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Kamala Harris wants you to know she's having a 'Brat' summer
- On Sunday, President Joe Biden shocked the country with his announcement that he would not seek reelection in November. He threw his support behind Vice President Kamala Harris. If elected, Harris would be the first Black and Asian American woman to become president, and her historic run is already creating excitement . Most Democrats are quickly falling in line. Some would say Harris is having a "Brat" summer . ...

Source: theverge.com
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Abortion Rights Groups Rush to Back Kamala Harris
- Reproductive rights organizations have been quick to come out in support of Vice President Kamala Harris as the Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee after President Joe Biden announced on Sunday that he would drop out of the presidential race and endorse Harris instead. Harris could be an even stronger proponent for reproductive health care than President Biden, who has been hesitant to speak ...

Source: wired.com
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New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez will resign from Senate on Aug. 20 after criminal conviction
- Sen. Bob Menendez intends to resign from office and gave verbal confirmation to the governor's office today, according to sources familiar with the situation, after he was convicted on  16 felony counts  earlier this month in a federal courtroom in New York. No official resignation letter had been received yet in Trenton, but sources said Menendez intended to send one as early as Tuesday afternoon with a ...

Source: usatoday.com
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Trump appeals civil fraud judgment against his company in New York case
- Lawyers for Donald Trump on Monday appealed a civil fraud judgment from February that found the former president and his company liable for business fraud. The 95-page appeal, filed in the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, accuses state Attorney General of an "unauthorized, unprecedented power-grab" and says several loans cited by prosecutors should not have been considered in the case. It also argues that ...

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Ohio state senator apologizes over 'civil war' comments at JD Vance rally
- Ohio state senator issues groveling apology for saying it will take 'civil war' to save US if Republicans lose election George Lang sparked backlash for saying: 'I'm afraid if we lose this one, it's going to take a civil war to save the country, and it will be saved' An Ohio state senator has issued a groveling apology after he said it would take "a civil war" to save the country if Republicans lose to Democrats in ...

Source: independent.co.uk
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"I have a lot of respect for President Trump": RFK Jr. dangled endorsement for White House job
- Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoke with Donald Trump's campaign about endorsing the former president and taking a job overseeing health and medical issues in his administration, The Washington Post reported .  Shortly after the attempted assassination of Trump on July 13, Kennedy was contacted by a person who knows the former president to set up a phone call between the two men. They spoke later that night and agreed ...

Source: salon.com
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Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats causes 2 deaths. Here's what to know about symptoms.
- A listeria outbreak linked to sliced deli meats has killed two people and sickened 28 others across 12 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is currently unknown what brands of deli meat are tied to the outbreak, but an active investigation aims to determine the specific products that may be contaminated, the agency said in an update Friday. "Products sold at the deli, especially ...

Source: cbsnews.com
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J.D. Vance criticizes Kamala Harris, Democratic nominee change
- MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A week after Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) became Donald Trump's running mate, set to take on President Biden's running mate Kamala D. Harris, he faced an unexpected challenge: Harris is now the leading contender to top the Democratic ticket and her vice-presidential pick is unknown. So in his first solo rally, Vance instead took aim Monday at the Democratic Party as a whole, arguing that Biden ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
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George Clooney endorses Kamala Harris, hails Biden for 'saving democracy' after scathing op-ed calling on prez to drop out
- Oscar-winning actor George Clooney hailed President Biden as a hero for "saving democracy" and endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris — just two weeks after  calling on the president to drop out of the election in a scathing op-ed. "President Biden has shown what true leadership is. He's saving democracy once again. We're all so excited to do whatever we can to support Vice President Harris in her ...

Source: nypost.com
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Missouri prison ignores court order to free wrongfully convicted inmate for second time in weeks
- ST. LOUIS (AP) — For the second time in weeks, a Missouri prison has ignored a court order to release an inmate whose murder conviction was overturned. Just as in the case of Sandra Hemme , actions by the state's attorney general are keeping Christopher Dunn locked up. St. Louis Circuit Judge Jason Sengheiser on Monday tossed out Dunn's conviction for a 1990 killing. Dunn, 52, has spent 33 years behind bars, ...

Source: aol.com
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Where Kamala Harris Stands On Marijuana As She Prepares To Accept The Democratic Presidential Nomination
- Voters this November will likely see the first major party presidential candidate who supports marijuana legalization at the top of the ticket, with Vice President Kamala Harris now expected to receive the Democratic nomination after President Joe Biden made the historic announcement that he is exiting the race. Unlike Biden, Harris backs a complete end to federal cannabis prohibition. She's called for legalization ...

Source: marijuanamoment.net
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Mattel launches first blind Barbie in its Fashionistas range
- The most popular fashion doll in the world now has a line with a vision impairment. Blind Barbie has the shiny hair, high heels and picture-perfect features typically associated with the doll. But she also comes with a red-and-white cane, sunglasses that provide additional eye protection for individuals who may be sensitive to light, and a slightly upwards-looking gaze that blind people may have. Her skirt is ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
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GM indefinitely delays Cruise Origin autonomous vehicle
- GM is indefinitely delaying production of its Origin autonomous vehicle as its embattled Cruise self-driving unit attempts to relaunch operations. The automaker said Cruise will instead focus on using the next-generation Chevrolet Bolt for development of autonomous vehicles. GM CEO Mary Barra said in a Tuesday letter to shareholders that the change will lower Cruise's costs and "addresses the regulatory ...

Source: cnbc.com
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Elon Musk says Tesla will start using humanoid robots next year
- Tesla boss Elon Musk says the electric car maker will start producing and using humanoid robots from next year. In a social media post, Mr Musk said the robots will first be used by Tesla, which will start making them to sell in 2026. The announcement came as the technology billionaire has been pushing to cut costs at Tesla in the face of weakening demand for its cars. On Tuesday, the company reported that profits ...

Source: bbc.com
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The internet has entered its Kamala Harris 'coconut tree' era
- Democrats may soon nominate a presidential candidate capable of rivaling GOP nominee in memeability. After President announced his decision to forfeit re - election , a tidal wave of memes about Vice President Kamala Harris — whom Biden backed as the Democratic presidential candidate — flooded the internet. On platforms like TikTok and X, the mood felt celebratory as many left-leaning accounts posted ...

Source: news.yahoo.com
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McDonald's $5 value meal is staying on menus for a little while longer
- Nearly all McDonald's US locations will continue to sell the " $5 Meal Deal " after people flocked to the promotion amid rising food prices. Since its launch in June, the limited time offering is "resonating with our millions of customers," and the company claimed the move was siphoning off business from its competition, according to an internal McDonald's memo obtained by CNN. As a result, 93% of US locations will ...

Source: cnn.com