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Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich warms up prior to the start of the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg at Allianz Arena. Kimmich could miss the Bundesliga leaders trip to Augsburg on Friday due to close contact with someone suspected of having the coronavirus, coach Julian Nagelsmann has said. Sven Hoppe/dpa

Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich is back in isolation after a person in his private sphere tested positive for the coronavirus. Bayern said that Kimmich was not making the short trip to Augsburg for Friday night's Bundesliga match because he was "self isolating." Munich gave no further details while Kicker sports magazine said on their website that a PCR test has confirmed that the other person has tested positive for the coronavirus and that Kimmich has to isolate as a close contact because he is not vaccinated. The report said that under Bavarian regulations Kimmich must i...

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Dr. Mehmet Oz and Sean Hannity

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Fox News prime-time host Sean Hannity is priming his audience to see election fraud in any defeat for Dr. Mehmet Oz, his favored candidate who currently leads the GOP primary for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania with two percent of votes outstanding. If the fast-closing hedge funder Dave McCormick takes the lead and the Oz camp claims the election has been stolen, it could set up a potentially explosive proxy war with Hannity’s colleague Laura Ingraham, whose Fox program favors McCormick and has suggested he is likely to prevail when all the votes are counted.

The GOP primary was a chaotic slugfest that split Fox’s slate of pro-GOP hosts in an unusually public way. Hannity was Oz’s most prominent supporter, reportedly securing the support of former President Donald Trump and using his program to endorse the TV personality, give him a regular platform, and target the challenge from right-wing commentator and Fox & Friends regular Kathy Barnette. Ingraham, meanwhile, used her Fox program (which airs in the hour following Hannity’s) to promote McCormick, criticize Oz, and defend Barnette.

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Overturning Roe v. Wade is very unpopular, yet another poll confirms. Nearly two out of three people, or 64 percent, told the NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll that Roe should not be overturned, including 62 percent of independents. The poll also includes some good news for Democrats.

According to the poll, the prospect of the Supreme Court striking down Roe in the most extreme way is motivating Democratic voters more than Republicans: Sixty-six percent of Democrats say it makes them more likely to vote in November compared with 40 percent of Republicans. That echoes a recent NBC poll finding a larger rise in enthusiasm about voting among Democrats than Republicans.

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