Robotic art fetches over $1 million at debut show

Robotic art fetches over $1 million at debut show

Art and imagination are often considered to be exclusively human traits, but now an artificially intelligent robot, named "Ai-Da" - has been coded to be create.
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Trump orders more unemployment pay and tax deferral

Trump orders more unemployment pay and tax deferral

President Donald Trump moved to bypass the nation's elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.
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AP Top Stories Aug. 8

AP Top Stories Aug. 8

Here are the top stories for Saturday, August 8th: Clashes as hundreds protest against Lebanon government; Hundreds rally in Bangkok in anti-government demo; Mandatory virus testing begins at German airport.
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Trump extends US unemployment benefits

Trump extends US unemployment benefits

President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders deferring payroll taxes for some Americans and extending unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.
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Protesters clash with police in Beirut demonstration

Protesters clash with police in Beirut demonstration

Fury mounted in Lebanon in the wake of the massive explosion which devastated much of Beirut, as protesters on Saturday poured into the streets to call for political change.
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Clashes between police and protesters continue in Beirut

Clashes between police and protesters continue in Beirut

Security forces fired tear gas and clashed with stone-throwing demonstrators Saturday in Lebanon's capital amid mounting fury over the massive explosion that devastated much of the city and killed nearly 160 people.
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Protest at Copacabana Beach highlights pandemic

Protest at Copacabana Beach highlights pandemic

Protest at Copacabana Beach highlights pandemic
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Mandatory virus testing begins at German airport

Mandatory virus testing begins at German airport

Travellers arriving in Germany from most non-European Union countries and some regions within the bloc that have high numbers of coronavirus cases will have to undergo compulsory testing from Saturday.
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Clashes as hundreds protest against Lebanon govt

Clashes as hundreds protest against Lebanon govt

Clashes between protesters and security forces erupted in Beirut on Saturday, in the wake of Tuesday's massive explosion that devastated the city.
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Today in History for August 8th

Today in History for August 8th

Highlights of this day in history: President Richard Nixon says he'll resign; Thieves stage Britain's 'Great Train Robbery'; Nazi saboteurs in the U.S. executed during World War II; Mexico's Emiliano Zapata and actor Dustin Hoffman born.
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Trump: Virus relief agreement or he'll go it alone

Trump: Virus relief agreement or he'll go it alone

With talks between Democrats and the White House on vital COVID-19 rescue funds collapsing, President Donald Trump signaled Friday evening he would go it alone, despite the considerable limits to that approach. (August 7(
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California official: virus test data glitch fixed

California official: virus test data glitch fixed

A top California health official says a technical glitch that caused a lag in collecting coronavirus test information has been fixed, but it could take up to 48 hours to get the data updated.
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Thousands of CT residents without power after Isaias

Thousands of CT residents without power after Isaias

Nearly half a million utility customers in Connecticut remained without power Friday, three days after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the state.
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Relief talks fail, Mnuchin sees executive action

Relief talks fail, Mnuchin sees executive action

A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive collapsing Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money ended in disappointment on Friday.
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Air India flight skids off runway, 16 killed

Air India flight skids off runway, 16 killed

A special Indian government evacuation flight carrying people home who were stranded because of the coronavirus skidded off a runway and split in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in southern India.
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Ex-Angels employee charged in player's drug death

Ex-Angels employee charged in player's drug death

Prosecutors in Texas say a former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
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US officials uncover 'sophisticated' border tunnel

US officials uncover 'sophisticated' border tunnel

An incomplete tunnel found stretching from Mexico to Arizona appears to be “the most sophisticated tunnel in U.S. history," authorities said. They said the tunnel had a ventilation system, water lines, electrical wiring and a rail system.
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New podcast explores how 'a billion things' went right for 'The Office' to become a hit

New podcast explores how 'a billion things' went right for 'The Office' to become a hit

Steve Carell, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson and almost every other actor and key creative mind behind the success of the show are a part of "An Oral History of The Office," hosted by none other than B...
Oprah seeks justice with Breonna Taylor billboards

Oprah seeks justice with Breonna Taylor billboards

First, Oprah Winfrey put Breonna Taylor on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. Now the media mogul is spreading her message with billboards demanding justice for the Kentucky woman shot to death during a police raid.
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'The Office' podcast probes secret to show's smash success

'The Office' podcast probes secret to show's smash success

A new podcast that probes into the magic that made the American version of "The Office" one of the most popular TV comedies in history, is hitting all the nostalgic buttons for fans of the legendary workplace comedy.
AP Top Stories Aug. 7

AP Top Stories Aug. 7

Here are the top stories for Friday, August 7th: July unemployment figures released; NY students can return to the classroom; More than a dozen dead in India plane crash; Brent Scowcroft dies, Herman Cain remembered.
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Hatch Act could derail Trump's WH convention idea

Hatch Act could derail Trump's WH convention idea

President Donald Trump recently said he may deliver his nomination acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention at the White House. Critics allege it would violate the Hatch Act, which limits political activity by federal workers.
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AMA updates progress of vaccine trials in US

AMA updates progress of vaccine trials in US

In a speech, delivered via livestream, the president of the American Medical Association laid out the progress being made in developing a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.
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'Degrassi' star Ana Golja stars in 'The Cuban'

'Degrassi' star Ana Golja stars in 'The Cuban'

Ana Golja shares what led her to produce and star in 'The Cuban' with Louis Gossett Jr.
Ellie Goldstein, model with Down syndrome, shines in Gucci campaign

Ellie Goldstein, model with Down syndrome, shines in Gucci campaign

Teen model Ellie Goldstein is one of the faces of the "Unconventional Beauty" project an initiative between Gucci Beauty and the Photo Vogue Festival. Ellie says “It’s important for others to see different types of beauty because everyone is diffe...