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Morata double leads Atlético to 3-0 over Mallorca in LigaÁlvaro Morata has scored twice in leading Atlético Madrid past Mallorca 3-0 and extending its strong finish to the Spanish league
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FILE - In this July 4, 2019, file photo, the Washington Monument is visible as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flyover at the conclusion of President Donald Trump's Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 4th military flyovers to go over DC, 4 other citiesPresident Donald Trump’s July 4 celebration will feature an extensive U.S. military air show over Washington, D
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Hillcrest Prep's Makur Maker (20) controls the ball against Sunrise Christian Academy during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. Highly touted prospect Maker picked Howard University over UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. The five-star recruit is the highest-ranked player to commit to a Historically Black College or University since ESPN began tracking such things in 2007. Maker is a 6-foot-11 center who declared for the NBA draft in April before opting to consider college basketball. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
Top prospect Maker picks Howard over UCLA, Kentucky, MemphisHighly touted prospect Makur Maker has verbally committed to Howard University
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2019, file photo, Miami Heat forward Meyers Leonard (0) dunks on Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis, obscured at rear, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas. Jusuf Nurkic is back and healthy. So are Zach Collins, Meyers Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis and plenty of others. If the four-month NBA shutdown had a silver lining, it’s that a lot of ailing players got well.  (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
NBA shutdown allowed many in league unexpected time to healPlenty of aches and pains around the NBA have healed in the almost-four-month span since the league had to suspend its season because of the pandemic
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Audrey Strauss, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks during a news conference to announce charges against Ghislaine Maxwell for her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of multiple minor girls by Jeffrey Epstein, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Epstein cohort's arrest becomes new test for plea dealBefore Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide last year, his defense against charges he sexually abused girls hinged on a 2008 non-prosecution agreement that his lawyers said prevented him from being charged with further crimes
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Today in History

Today is Friday, July 3, the 185th day of 2020. There are 181 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

July 3, 1863

the three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania ended in a major victory for the North as Confederate troops failed to breach Union positions during an assault known as Pickett’s Charge.

On this date:

1608

the city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain.

1775

Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1944

during World War II, Soviet forces recaptured Minsk from the Germans.

1950

the first carrier strikes of the Korean War took place as the USS Valley Forge and the HMS Triumph sent fighter planes against North Korean targets.

1971

singer Jim Morrison of The Doors died in Paris at age 27.

1976

Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 106 passengers and Air France crew members being held at Entebbe (en-TEH’-bee) Airport in Uganda (yoo-GAHN’-dah) by pro-Palestinian hijackers; the commandos succeeded in rescuing all but four of the hostages.

1979

Dan White, convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (mahs-KOH’-nee) and Supervisor Harvey Milk, was sentenced to seven years and eight months in prison. (He ended up serving five years.)

1986

President Ronald Reagan presided over a gala ceremony in New York Harbor that saw the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.

1988

the USS Vincennes shot down an Iran Air jetliner over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.

1996

Russians went to the polls to re-elect Boris Yeltsin president over his Communist challenger, Gennady Zyuganov (geh-NAH’-dee zhoo-GAH’-nahf), in a runoff.

2003

the U.S. put a $25 million bounty on Saddam Hussein, and $15 million apiece for his two sons. (The $30 million reward for Odai and Qusai Hussein went to a tipster whose information led U.S. troops to their hideout, where the brothers were killed in a gunbattle.)

2005

a NASA space probe, Deep Impact, hit its comet target as planned in a mission to learn how the solar system formed.

Ten years ago:

President Barack Obama announced the awarding of nearly $2 billion for new solar plants that he said would create thousands of jobs. Vice President Joe Biden returned to Iraq to coax its government into picking a new prime minister. Mohammed Oudeh, 73, the key planner of the 1972 Munich Olympics attack that killed 11 Israeli athletes, died in Damascus. Serena Williams won her fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam championship by sweeping Vera Zvonareva in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, in the women’s final.

Five years ago:

The Solar Impulse 2, a plane powered by the sun’s rays, landed in Hawaii after pilot Andre Borschberg made a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.

One year ago:

On a holiday-shortened trading day, the S&P 500 reached its third straight record high close; the Dow also closed at a record high of 26,966. Political figures and fellow officers joined family members at the funeral for Luis Alvarez, a former New York City police detective who had fought until his final days for the extension of health benefits for Sept. 11 responders. Actor Arte Johnson, best known for his comedy sketch work on “Laugh-In” in the 1960s, died of heart failure in Los Angeles; he was 90. A Florida prosecutor said the woman who had taken her estranged husband’s guns after his arrest and turned them over to police would be charged with misdemeanor trespassing instead of theft and burglary.

Today’s Birthdays: Playwright Tom Stoppard is 83. Writer-producer Jay Tarses is 81. Actor Michael Cole (TV: “The Mod Squad”) is 80. Attorney Gloria Allred is 79. Folk singer Judith Durham (The Seekers) is 77. Actor Kurtwood Smith is 77. Country singer Johnny Lee is 74. Humorist Dave Barry is 73. Actress Betty Buckley is 73. Actress Jan Smithers is 71. Actor Bruce Altman is 65. Talk show host Montel Williams is 64. Country singer Aaron Tippin is 62. Rock musician Vince Clarke (Erasure) is 60. Actor Tom Cruise is 58. Actor Thomas Gibson is 58. Actress Hunter Tylo is 58. Actress Connie Nielsen is 56. Actress Yeardley Smith is 56. TV chef Sandra Lee is 54. Singer Ishmael Butler is 51. Rock musician Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies) is 51. Actress-singer Shawnee Smith is 51. Actress-singer Audra McDonald is 50. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is 49. Actor Patrick Wilson is 47. Country singer Trent Tomlinson is 45. Actress Andrea Barber is 44. Singer Shane Lynch (Boyzone) is 44. Actor Ian Anthony Dale is 42. Actress/comedian Jule Klausner is 42. Actress Elizabeth Hendrickson is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Tonia Tash (Divine) is 41. Country singer-songwriter Sarah Buxton is 40. Actress Olivia Munn is 40. Actress Shoshannah Stern is 40. Rock singer-songwriter Elle King is 31. Actor Grant Rosenmeyer is 29. Actress Kelsey Batelaan is 25.

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