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- Facebook says that it has removed 790 QAnon groups from its site and was restricting another 1,950 groups, 440 pages and more than 10,000 Instagram accounts related to the insane right-wing conspiracy theory.
- Oh cool, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Trump is leaving open the door to rejecting the results of the election if he loses: "The president has always said he’ll see what happens and make a determination in the aftermath."
- Eater has six stories about 2020 summer vacations that are a snapshot of just how strange everything has been.
- According to a new analysis by the ACLU, fatal police shootings have not slowed down because of the pandemic.
- A Swiss town was covered in small chocolate shavings after a malfunction at a Lindt and Sprüngli factory.
- The NY Times Magazine has a longread on the extremist, violent, bigoted, racist extremely online and extremely disturbing Boogaloo movement.
- Attorney General William Barr announced that there have been nearly 1,500 arrests across eight U.S. cities thus far under the 'Operation Legend' law enforcement initiative.
- Can restaurants be sued for requiring people to wear masks?
- The Brooklyn Museum and El Museo del Barrio both announced they will reopen to the public on Sept. 12th.
- Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy thinks he may have coronavirus.
- Listen to "Identical," the catchy new Phoenix single from the soundtrack to Sophia Coppola's On The Rocks.
- And finally, this belly rub strategy is genius:
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