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Sections of Manhattan wake up to power outage

New Yorkers are waking up to widespread power outages, mainly on the Upper West Side and in Harlem.

5 things to know for August 7: Coronavirus, Beirut, Saudi Arabia, TikTok, police

Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH) discusses testing positive for coronavirus and gives an update on how he's feeling.

5 things to know for August 7: Coronavirus, Beirut, Saudi Arabia, TikTok, police

The East Coast is expecting more rain today before temperatures start to increase. CNN meteorologist Melissa Nord has the details of what to expect.

5 things to know for August 7: Coronavirus, Beirut, Saudi Arabia, TikTok, police

President Donald Trump issued executive orders that would ban the social media apps TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US in 45 days if they are not sold by their Chinese-owned parent companies. CNN's Sherisse Pham reports.

Georgia student suspended after posting a photo of a crowded school hallway says it was 'good and necessary trouble'

Georgia high school student Hannah Watters says she was suspended after posting a photo of a crowded hallway at her school. Watters told CNN's Laura Coates that she took the photo "out of concern" amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Daisy Coleman, student featured in Netflix documentary on sexual assault, dies by suicide

Daisy Coleman, a 23-year-old whose allegation of sexual assault and ensuing harassment was chronicled in the Netflix documentary "Audrie and Daisy," died by suicide, her mother confirmed on Facebook.

Michelle Obama says she's suffering from 'low-grade depression'

During an episode of "The Michelle Obama Podcast," the former first lady revealed watching the current administration has contributed to her having "low-grade depression" during the pandemic.

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More than 60 players withdraw from 2020 NFL season over coronavirus concerns

Coy Wire reports more than 60 players are withdrawing from the 2020 NFL season over coronavirus concerns, Clemson is college football's number one team and NBA legend Shaq was having fun as a virtual fan in the NBA bubble.

LeBron James laughs off Trump's criticism of NBA players taking a knee

NBA star LeBron James says the league won't miss Donald Trump's viewership after the US President criticized players for kneeling during the national anthem.

Megan Rapinoe says 'we all have a responsibility to make the world a better place'

Megan Rapinoe, soccer world champion, discusses her new HBO special 'Seeing America with Megan Rapinoe' and the movement for racial justice.

Justin Thomas returns to world No. 1 ahead of PGA Championship

Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas are just two buddies who love to golf. They just so happen to have four major titles between them. But who is funnier?

How family, fight and fortune fashioned India's very own sporting 'Wonder Woman'

At the age of just 25, badminton icon P V Sindhu is already India's most marketable female athlete. Catapulted to stardom by her silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, Sindhu has become a sporting, social and cultural female figurehead.

Kendall Kemm: 16-year-old with one-armed swing gets golf lesson from six-time major winner

Kendall Kemm got a lesson from golf legend Nick Faldo after showing off a one-armed swing. The 16-year-old lost the use of her left hand in 2014 after a stroke.

The golfer who drove over 4,000 miles across the US to play in tournaments

Based in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Viktor Hovland has been driving between tournaments all across the country for the last few months to avoid flying during the coronavirus pandemic, traveling over 4000 miles in the process.

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Alyssa Milano thought she was dying and tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies

Alyssa Milano says she tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after having tested negative for Covid-19. The actress and activist joined CNN's Chris Cuomo to discuss her experience with infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner.

YouTubers the Stokes Twins have been charged for bank robbery pranks

YouTube celebrities the Stokes Twins could face up to four years in state prison for their role in two fake bank robberies.

Cameron Diaz reveals why she quit acting in interview with Gwyneth Paltrow

Cameron Diaz talked about her decision to leave her acting career during an interview with Gwyneth Paltrow on "In goop Health: The Sessions."

Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' actor who appeared in Quaker Oats commercials, dies at 85

Wilford Brimley, the actor who appeared on the big screen, television shows and Quaker Oats commercials, has died. He was 85.

Jennifer Holliday took us to church to honor John Lewis

Former President Bill Clinton recounts a story Congressman John Lewis told him when they first met in the 1970s while delivering a tribute at Lewis' memorial.

Stolen teddy bear with dying mother's voice returned to daughter after actor Ryan Reynolds and others offered a $15,000 reward

A woman's teddy bear that was outfitted with a voice recording from her dying mother has been returned to her after it was stolen during a move.

Garth Brooks explains why he removed himself from the 'CMA' entertainer of the year category

Country singer Garth Brooks responded to a fan's tweet telling the singer he should withdraw himself from contention for the Country Music Association's "Entertainer of the Year" award.

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US economy added 1.8 million jobs in July but still down nearly 13 million jobs during the pandemic

July's job gains are a sharp slowdown from June and a small step for an economy that's still down 12.9 million jobs during the pandemic.

Lebanon's economy was already in crisis. Then the blast hit Beirut

The port of Beirut, where the massive explosion occurred, is the main hub for imports-dependent Lebanon. The effect of the blast will be another heavy blow to the country's already crippling economy. CNN's Nina Dos Santos reports.

Americans have less debt for the first time in six years

Continuing claims for benefits, which count people who have applied for government aid for at least two weeks in a row, came in at 16.1 million on a seasonally adjusted basis. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

4 new products that show Corporate America is getting serious about climate change

Top consumer brands like Nestlé and Unilever are partnering on a new service called Loop that lets customers buy household items in innovative reusable containers and return them once they're finished. Here's how it works.

Here's how experts think the press should cover the run-up to the November election

"Baseless voter fraud claims" are causing a lot of confusion, "Thank You For Voting" author Erin Geiger Smith says. "We have to do our jobs and let the voters know about the part they can actually control, which is voting. We really need to educate on how vote-by-mail works and what the voter can do to make sure their own vote counts. It's not the sexy part. It's the brass tacks part." Susan Glasser and Rick Hasen also weigh in.

James Murdoch resigns from News Corp, citing 'disagreements over certain editorial content'

James Murdoch, the youngest son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, made a dramatic break from the family business. CNN's Fareed Zakaria reacts.

James Murdoch resigns from News Corp, citing 'disagreements over certain editorial content'

Jim Rutenberg, the co-author of a new investigation about the Murdoch media empire, says Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan is doubling down on Fox's conservative slant.

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US Politics

Top Pentagon policy official resigns at Trump's request

The Pentagon's top policy official is expected to depart his post soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter. John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, one of the sources said.

Sanders spokeswoman says she misspoke after distorting Bloomberg's health record

Bernie Sanders' national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray said the questioning of the 78-year-old Democratic presidential candidate's health and requests for further medical records "were reminiscent of a smear campaign."

5 takeaways from CNN's town halls with Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) addressed the need for gun reform and spoke about her "saddest day in Washington."

Buttigieg slams Trump: My marriage never involved sending 'hush money to a porn star'

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg discusses conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh's attack on Buttigieg's sexuality.

Buttigieg recalls time he tried to use three languages to help a family at a protest

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg shared a story at the CNN Town Hall in Nevada about how he tried to use his foreign language skills to help a family caught in the middle of a protest.

Donald Trump and his pardon triangle

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

Trump's pardon spree deepens crisis gripping American justice

President Trump issued a series of pardons and commutations that included former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former New York City police chief Bernie Kerik and junk bond king Michael Milken. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

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Covid-19 is more widespread than ever in the US, even hitting Americans living on islands

Emergency room physician Dr. Desmond Carson says people who are not wearing a mask, washing their hands, and observing social distancing guidelines are being disrespectful to health care and front line workers who have to deal with Covid-19 every day.

90-minute tests that detect Covid-19 and other viruses to be rolled out in UK

According to the UK's Department of Health, the British government has procured "millions" of two separate coronavirus tests that can detect not only coronavirus but several other viruses, providing "on-the-spot results in under 90 minutes." Dr. Ashish Jha, Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, says the US has the ability to do the same thing.

Coronavirus is still spreading uncontrolled and one doctor says it's time for stricter measures

White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx defends the US response to the coronavirus outbreak to CNN's Dana Bash.

20,000 more Americans could die from Covid-19 in the next 21 days, CDC ensemble forecast shows

As the "warp speed" trials race to bring vaccines to market, who should be prioritized to get the first doses? Should race and income be included among factors? CNN's Michael Smerconish speaks with a medical ethicist.

Health experts urge caution for school reopenings as coronavirus safety plans are put to the test

CNN's Gary Tuchman speaks with children and parents in Jefferson, Georgia, where a school district just opened back up amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Human sperm roll like 'playful otters' as they swim, study finds, contradicting centuries-old beliefs

Using complex mathematics and 3D imaging, a group of researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered human sperm doesn't move the way we have believed for centuries

A variety of responses by US states hurt the country's ability to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Fauci says

Dr. Anthony Fauci gives his take on if there is a need to lock down the US again to help fight the spread of Covid-19.

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Social Media-Technology

Facebook bans ads from pro-Trump PAC

CNN's Daniel Dale breaks down the facts behind a misleading video posted to social media by President Trump and his campaign, which Facebook and Twitter later took down.

Twitter temporarily restricted Trump campaign's ability to tweet over false Covid-19 claims

President Trump claims that children are "almost immune" from Covid-19. Dr. Amesh Adalja fact-checks him and says they are not.

This odd flying metal cylinder is a prototype for Elon Musk's Mars rocket

Watch SpaceX's Starship SN5 perform a hop test in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says it will one day transport humans to Mars.

Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 20 and its latest foldable phone

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Note20 phones, which feature faster processing speeds and an 8K video camera.

As Trump threatens ban, TikTok says it wants to fight foreign interference in the November election

While TikTok's future remains uncertain, there's no denying the cultural impact the app has already made. Here's a look back at some of the platform's biggest trends from Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" to the pandemic-themed "Bored in the House."

Trump's real goal is for TikTok to disappear entirely, ByteDance CEO says

Peter Navarro, White House trade adviser, discusses Microsoft's potential purchase of TikTok, noting that there is "suspicious stuff" between China and Microsoft. He questioned whether Microsoft should "divest its Chinese holdings" if it buys the app.

NASA-SpaceX mission: Astronauts splash down after historic mission

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, splashed down into the Gulf of Mexico marking the end of a historic two-month mission.

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