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AP Top Stories August 5 AHere's the latest for Tuesday August 5th: Trump backs mail voting in Florida battleground; Fireworks, ammonium nitrate likely fueled Beirut explosion; Districts go round and round on school bus reopening plans; A London museum prepares to reopen.
 
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News video: Top Stories, Sports and Business News — August 4

Top Stories, Sports and Business News — August 4 02:46

From an update on college sports to details on the global pandemic, here are the stories making headlines in the world of sports and business on Tuesday, August 4.

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Florida Florida State in the southeastern United States

U.S. soars past 7 million COVID-19 cases as some states relax restrictions

"We're going to be able to host a Super Bowl in February," said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said. "We expect to do a full Super Bowl."
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Who are Trump’s potential Supreme Court nominees?

President Trump is set to announce his pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat Saturday, just over a week since the icon’s..
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U.S. surpasses 7 million COVID-19 cases as states relax restrictions

There are now more than 7 million coronavirus infections in the U.S., with a death toll climbing above 203,000. While the CDC is warning 90% of the population..
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Eye Opener: Trump expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

President Trump is expected to choose Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Also, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis..
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Coronavirus updates: 9% of American adults exposed to COVID-19; world deaths could double before a vaccine is widely available, WHO warns

Texas A&M's Midnight Yell was a little "eerie" with no fans. Florida is easing more restrictions. California is seeing more cases. Latest COVID news.

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Donald Trump Donald Trump 45th president of the United States

Michael Spicer: Political incompetence gave me my career ‘with a bow on top’ [Video]

Michael Spicer: Political incompetence gave me my career ‘with a bow on top’

Comedian Michael Spicer has said the incompetence of politicians in recentyears handed him his career “with a little bow on top”. Spicer shot to fame in2019 with his satirical sketches about a political adviser speaking in the earof public figures as their interviews, using real-life footage, invariablyfall apart. However, the 42-year-old from Kent has said he could retire thecharacter if politics changes direction, starting with Donald Trump losing theUS election in November.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 02:10Published

E.P.A. to Promote Lead Testing Rule As Trump Tries to Burnish His Record

The E.P.A. will tout a new rule on testing lead in drinking water as President Trump's latest environmental achievement, but water experts see only modest..
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Voters Believe Winner of Election Should Fill Court Vacancy, Poll Shows

A Times/Siena College poll showed that 56 percent said the next president should nominate a Supreme Court justice. And Joe Biden retained a clear lead over..
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By Lowering the Debate Bar for Biden, Has Trump Set a Trap for Himself?

President Trump has worked overtime to persuade followers that Joe Biden is addled and incoherent. That could backfire if Mr. Biden doesn’t fit the caricature.
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Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick praises Ruth Bader Ginsburg [Video]

Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick praises Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Donald Trump's nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant Supreme Court seathas praised the justice as someone who "not only broke glass ceilings, shesmashed them". Amy Coney Barrett, speaking at the White House after beingintroduced by Mr Trump, said she would "be mindful of who came before me"."Justice Ginsburg began her career at a time when women were not welcome inthe legal profession," Ms Coney Barrett said. "But she not only broke glassceilings, she smashed them. For that, she has won the admiration of womenacross the country and indeed all over the world."

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Beirut Beirut Capital and chief port of Lebanon

Local NGOs rally to rebuild Beirut in wake of port explosion [Video]

Local NGOs rally to rebuild Beirut in wake of port explosion

Lebanon’s political instability, failing economy, and the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the Lebanese pound to lose 80% of its value, since August, according to the Associated Press.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 02:59Published
Music tribute resonates across Beirut [Video]

Music tribute resonates across Beirut

Music from a destroyed church echoed through Beirut on Tuesday to mourn those lost in the August 4 port explosion and to pray for those who were wounded.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:18Published
'Completely flattened' - British aid worker describes Beirut rescue mission [Video]

'Completely flattened' - British aid worker describes Beirut rescue mission

Volunteer Suzie Cooper describes what it was like rescuing people andassessing half-toppled buildings in the aftermath of the Beirut explosion inearly August. She spoke with the PA news agency just hours before the Lebanesecapital was hit by a second disaster - a huge fire in the port just a monthafter the blast.

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Beirut sees huge fire at same site of previous deadly blast [Video]

Beirut sees huge fire at same site of previous deadly blast

Huge fire at site of last month's devastating explosion met with fear, anger and questions about incompetence.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO    Duration: 04:18Published

London London Capital of the United Kingdom

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Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court; Julian Assange fighting extradition to U.S. in London court
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Julian Assange fighting extradition to U.S. in London court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared this week at a London court to fight extradition to the U.S. where he faces charges of releasing secret government..
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16 people arrested at central London anti-lockdown demonstrations [Video]

16 people arrested at central London anti-lockdown demonstrations

Police said 16 people were arrested and nine officers injured during clashesat anti-lockdown demonstrations in central London. Thousands of people massedin Trafalgar Square on Saturday carrying signs, flags and placards to takepart in a “we do not consent” rally – with none appearing to wear facecoverings or to social distance. But officers clashed with protesters whenpolice tried to shut the event down because crowds were not complying withsocial-distancing rules.

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Anti-lockdown protesters gather in London [Video]

Anti-lockdown protesters gather in London

Thousands of protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square in central London on Saturday (September 26) to protest against the British government's recently toughened COVID-19 restrictions.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 00:45Published

Thousands in London protest lockdowns and social distancing rules

Speakers criticized government-imposed restrictions as an overreaction to the pandemic that needlessly restricted the public's human rights and freedom of..
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Scalia/Ginsburg opera coming to Las Vegas

Opera Las Vegas to host a production called Scalia/Ginsburg, an opera about the unlikely friendship of the two Supreme Court Justices. The opera will be held July 8 - 11, 2021.

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Alsco 300 race takes place without fans [Video]

Alsco 300 race takes place without fans

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway awakened Saturday afternoon for the Alsco 300, but without a crowd watching amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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