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'They're forming like roaches.' The 6 tropical storms whirling at once have tied a record

'They're forming like roaches.' The 6 tropical storms whirling at once have tied a recordIt's hurricane season, but this is ridiculous. The six storms whirling this week in the Atlantic and Pacific set a record, forecasters reported.



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Death of troubled officer whose gun wasn't taken away marks record number of suicides in NYPD

Death of troubled officer whose gun wasn't taken away marks record number of suicides in NYPDA police officer's recent death has disturbingly highlighted the record number of suicides among members of the New York Police Department this year.



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Biden sparks outrage after suggesting black people don't know how to raise children: 'Put the record player on at night'

Biden sparks outrage after suggesting black people don't know how to raise children: 'Put the record player on at night'Taking several turns and going down multiple tangents, Joe Biden could not seem to answer a simple question about the legacy of slavery during the third Democratic debates.The former vice president mentioned record players, discussed education and talked about bringing social workers into homes in low-income communities when debate moderator Linsey Davis asked him: “What responsibility do you think that Americans need to take to repair the legacy of slavery in our country?”



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AOC: 'I want to see every Republican go on the record and knowingly vote against impeachment'

AOC: 'I want to see every Republican go on the record and knowingly vote against impeachment'With Congress returning to work after the August recess, some House Democrats are renewing their call to begin impeachment proceedings — even if just to get Republicans on the record voting in support of President Trump.



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U.S. slaps record fine on Michigan State University over Nassar abuse scandal

U.S. slaps record fine on Michigan State University over Nassar abuse scandalThe U.S. Department of Education has imposed a record $ 4.5 million fine on Michigan State University for what it called a failure to protect students from sexual abuse and ordered the university to make changes. The Education Department had launched two separate investigations into the university after the former sports doctor for the school and USA Gymnastics, Larry Nassar, was accused of sexual abuse by more than 350 women. Nassar was sentenced uk.reuters.com/article/uk-gymnastics-usa-nassar-fallout/sexual-abuse-scandal-weighs-on-us-gymnastics-centres-idUKKBN1FL6L8 in two different trials to 300 years in prison for having abused young female gymnasts.



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'Fastest woman on four wheels' Jessi Combs killed attempting to break her own land speed record

'Fastest woman on four wheels' Jessi Combs killed attempting to break her own land speed recordRacing driver Jessi Combs, considered the "fastest woman on four wheels," was killed in a car accident trying to break her own record, police said Wednesday. Combs's jet car crashed Tuesday in the Alvord Desert where she was pronounced dead at the scene, officers in the northwestern US state of Oregon said in a statement. Combs, 39, earned her "fastest woman" title in 2013 when she hit 398 miles (641 kilometers) per hour, and police said the fatal crash occurred while "attempting to break" the record. "Jessi Combs was pronounced deceased at the scene," the Harney County Sheriff's Office statement said. "The cause of the crash is unknown at this time and is currently being investigated." Combs, who also appeared on various US television shows, previously tried to break her record in October. Combs's jet car crashed Tuesday in the Alvord Desert where she was pronounced dead at the scene According to industry media, she was able to exceed her previous speed to reach 483 miles per hour, but a mechanical problem meant the record couldn't be officially validated. She had expected to do even better on Tuesday. Combs, an accomplished mechanic, had challenged herself to beat American stuntwoman Kitty O'Neil's 1976 "fastest woman in the world" record, which was set on a three-wheel vehicle also in the Alvord Desert, at 512 miles per hour.



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Gabbard rips into Harris for her record on marijuana prosecutions and death penalty

Gabbard rips into Harris for her record on marijuana prosecutions and death penaltyThe Hawaii congresswoman took aim at Sen. Kamala Harris at Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Detroit, blasting the California senator and former prosecutor for her record on the death penalty, marijuana and other criminal justice issues.



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Booker Tells Biden: Your Record on Crime ‘Destroyed Lives’

Booker Tells Biden: Your Record on Crime ‘Destroyed Lives’Jim Watson/AFP/GettyFormer Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey fought hard over criminal justice reform at Wednesday evening’s Democratic debate in Detroit.“There’s a saying in my community,” Booker quipped. “You’re dipping into the Kool-Aid and you don't know the flavor.”Booker’s pointed attack on Biden centered on Biden’s self-described role in shepherding Senate legislation in the 1990s that stiffened some criminal penalties and increased federal prison populations. “There are people in prison right now for drug offenses because you stood up and used that tough on crime rhetoric that got a lot of people elected but destroyed lives in communities like mine,” Booker charged.Biden returned fire with a focus on Booker’s eight years as the mayor of Newark, where, Biden said, “you hired Rudy Giuliani’s guy and engaged in stop and frisk,” a reference to Garry McCarthy, the former number-two official at the New York Police Department.Biden and Harris Rematch Kicks Off With Medicare-for-All BrawlThe back-and-forth highlighted divides not just between Booker and Biden, but larger ideological and generational fissures that have split the sizable field of Democratic candidates on other issues like health care and immigration.Biden has drawn significant flack from Democratic rivals over his past positions on criminal and racial justice issues in particular, and his long tenure—and voting record—as a senator have provided opponents with plenty of material to try to chip away at his progressive appeal.“If you want to compare records [on criminal justice], and frankly I’m shocked that you do, I’m happy to do that,” Booker told Biden during their exchange.Biden has countered by invoking his tenure in the administration of the nation’s first black president, and intimated that Booker had simply signed his name to Obama-era criminal justice legislation negotiated by the administration.The exchange was prompted by comments Booker made a week earlier, when he described a criminal justice reform plan released by the Biden campaign as “inadequate” and dubbed him “an architect of mass incarceration.” “Since the 1970s, every crime bill, major and minor, has had his name on it,” Booker said. “The house was set on fire, and you claimed responsibility for those laws, and you can't just come out now and put out that fire.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Biden apologizes for remarks about segregationists, defends civil rights record

Biden apologizes for remarks about segregationists, defends civil rights recordThe Democratic candidate also highlights his time in the Obama administration in a South Carolina address.



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REFILE-U.S. dream pulls African migrants in record numbers across Latin America

REFILE-U.S. dream pulls African migrants in record numbers across Latin AmericaMarilyne Tatang, 23, crossed nine borders in two months to reach Mexico from the West African nation of Cameroon, fleeing political violence after police torched her house, she said. Tatang, who is eight months pregnant, took a raft across a river into Mexico on June 8, a day after Mexico struck a deal with U.S. President Donald Trump to do more to control the biggest flows of migrants heading north to the U.S. border in more than a decade.



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