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Thursday, August 6th, 2020

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Smyth, Mahar win at U.S. Women's Amateur

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Virginia's Riley Smyth and Virginia Tech's Emily Mahar won in the round of 64 on Thursday at the 120th U.S. Women's Amate…

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Murphy's pinch-hit HR lifts Rockies over Giants 6-4

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DENVER (AP) — Daniel Murphy hit a two-run, pinch-homer during a five-run seventh inning to lead the Colorado Rockies over the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Thursday.

India cricket board suspends IPL deal with Chinese sponsor

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NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s cricket board has suspended its Indian Premier League title sponsorship deal with Chinese mobile phone company Vivo for the 2020 tournament.

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Funderburke, Lawrence, Wheeler advance at State Amateur

GREAT FALLS — Hidden Valley graduate Ross Funderburke of Furman, Patrick Henry grad Vince Wheeler of Rhodes College, Virginia Tech’s Mark L…

Business

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The Latest: Mexico's coronavirus death toll passes 50,000

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MEXICO CITY — Mexico has jumped above 50,000 dead from the coronavirus with the latest daily report of 819 newly confirmed deaths.

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Capital One fined $80 million in data breach

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department has fined Capital One $80 million for careless network security practices that enabled a hack that accessed the personal information of 106 million of the bank’s credit card holders.

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Congress urges Postal Service to undo changes slowing mail

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties are calling on the U.S. Postal Service to immediately reverse operational changes that are causing delays in deliveries across the country just as big volume increases are expected for mail-in election voting.

A&E

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Arts & Extras: Bowen Yang leads Moss Art Center's virtual fall season

A season of exclusive livestream performances crosses many geographic and cultural boundaries. December and spring performances are still being decided.

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Republicans push Kanye 2020. But will it really hurt Biden?

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Kanye West's unlikely White House bid is getting help qualifying for presidential ballots in key states from Republicans around the country, fueling suspicions he's being pushed to run by allies of President Donald Trump hoping to siphon support away from Joe Biden.

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Grammy-winning producer Detail accused of sexual assault

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy Award-winning music producer Detail faces more than a dozen felony charges including 11 counts of rape involving six women, authorities said Thursday.

Life

The fastest wireless routers for multiple devices

Big families have always fought for their five minutes of hot water, but now they struggle to stream and game in different rooms. These fast and far-reaching routers are perfect for plugged in homes and multiple device use.

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New Covid-19 cases are declining in Arizona, once a hotspot. Here's how the state is turning things around

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In late June, Arizona was confronting a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases, forcing officials to reimpose a slew of coronavirus restrictions about two months after the state started reopening its economy.

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Facebook bans ads from pro-Trump PAC

Facebook announced Thursday it was banning ads from the The Committee to Defend the President, a pro-Trump super PAC. Facebook did not say how long the ban would last.

Opinion

Letter: Ideas based on political motives rather than facts

In response to the letter by Margaret Love in the June 30 edition ("Blame Democrats for virus spread, too"), I continue to be amazed that s…

Letter: Slavery and respect

I would like to respond to two letters published on July 11. The first was written by Fran Delaney ("There is no debate"). Ms. Delaney stat…

Letter: Two-way street leads to dead end for Black people

In reply to Dillard Akers letter published on Sunday July 12 ("Respect is a two-way street").

Letter: Person of the Year

Dr. Anthony Fauci undoubtedly will be on the short list for Time magazine's Person of the Year. President Donald Trump definitely will be n…

Editorial: Hiroshima, 75 years ago today

The world changed, in a flash.

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Virginia’s Most Vulnerable Seniors Can’t Access Critical Dental Care

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