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    Updated on Aug 13, 2020. Posted on Aug 12, 2020

    Listen: Colleges Want Football Players To Risk Their Lives In A Pandemic

    “These players are realizing that this money doesn’t come without them, that they have to be out there for a lot of these institutions to make money."

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    On today's episode of News O'Clock, we're discussing:

    1. Sen. Kamala Harris is former vice president Joe Biden’s running mate!

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    2. A QAnon fan from Georgia is going to be joining Congress, it looks like. (She’s also anti-Muslim!)

    3. Three of R. Kelly’s associates have been charged with allegedly threatening, intimidating, and trying to bribe Kelly's accusers.

    4. Serena Williams managed to win a tennis match while parenting from on the court.

    5. Scientists have found a salty ocean on a teeny tiny planet in our solar system!

    And Slate’s Joel D. Anderson comes through to break down the odds of any college football games actually getting played during this pandemic — and what players are asking for to keep them safe (you know, since they aren't getting paid 🙃).

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