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Pro Football Hall of Fame invites its newest class

As the NFL prepares to kick off its 100 th season, a number of past greats will be honored Saturday in Canton, Ohio. The Pro Football Hall of Popularity will welcome eight members in its 2019 class with an induction event. Tight end Tony Gonzalez, security Ed Reed, center Kevin Mawae and cornerbacks Champ Bailey and Ty Law all sign up with as modern-era choices, while executive Gil Brandt and late owner Pat Bowlen were selected as contributors, and safety Johnny Robinson was the senior choice.

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Trump looking to fill Director of National Intelligence position

President Donald Trump’s search for a new Director of National Intelligence will resume Saturday after Rep. John Ratcliffe withdrew his bid for the position. The announcement comes after Democrats and some Republicans raised questions about whether the Texas congressman exaggerated his work as a federal district attorney of terrorism cases. Critics said the Ratcliffe incident underscores how badly the Trump administration vets nominees, if they veterinarian them at all. Last month, Trump announced that Dan Coats, a previous Indiana senator who has held the job considering that early 2017, would leave office on Aug. 15

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2020 Democratic hopefuls flock to Nevada union event

Nineteen Democratic primary prospects will convene in Las Vegas on Saturday to speak at an online forum arranged by the American Federation of State, County and Community Workers union. Big names like former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren will attempt to win the desirable recommendation of the country’s largest public staff member labor union. The area of the online forum is significant, too– Nevada is a vital early-voting main state.

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Popular surfing beach closed after lethal cliff collapse

A popular surfing beach in Southern California stays closed Saturday after a cliff collapsed, sending loads of sandstone onto beachgoers and eliminating a minimum of 3 individuals. A 30- foot-long slab of the cliff plunged onto the sand near Grandview Beach north of San Diego, a popular surf spot among residents and visitors. Suburbs north of San Diego have contended with increasing water levels in the Pacific Ocean, pressuring bluffs along the coast. Some bluffs are fortified with concrete walls to prevent multimillion-dollar houses from falling under the sea. The victims’ names and ages were not instantly released.

A birthday fit for a duchess: Meghan turns 38

Meghan Markle will turn 38 on Sunday. The Duchess of Sussex likely prepares to have a peaceful birthday, commemorating at home with her husband, Prince Harry; some friends; and, obviously, child Archie Last year, she called in 37 at the wedding event of Daisy Jenks and Charlie Van Straubenzee

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Contributing: Associated Press

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