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NYPD cop charged with serving as secret agent of Chinese government
An NYPD cop and US Army reservist was charged Monday with serving as a secret agent of the Chinese government. Baimadajie Angwang, who works as a community affairs officer in the 111th Precinct in Queens, allegedly began acting on behalf of China in May 2018 without informing the US government, according to a complaint unsealed...
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Sam McBratney, author of 'Guess How Much I Love You', dies
The author called his famous book "a lighthearted little story designed to help a big one and a wee one enjoy the pleasure of being together."       
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2020 Emmy Awards ceremony goes virtual
The Emmys on Sunday night was the biggest live virtual awards show yet during the coronavirus pandemic. Entertainment Tonight host Kevin Frazier joined CBSN to break down the highlights.
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A puppy was pulled from the rubble in an area devastated by wildfires. Rescuers named him Trooper
Authorities in California made an unexpected discovery while searching a property that had been burned by wildfires: a small black puppy.
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These are the top things on Americans’ remote working wishlists
Nearly three in four Americans said working from home has increased their sense of “digital overload,” according to new research. The survey of 2,000 Americans working from home found since messaging, email and video chat are now the primary ways they communicate, 73 percent of workers are more digitally connected than ever – but six...
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Chinese War Epic Becomes 2020's Top-Earning Movie Globally, Handily Defeating 'Mulan' in China
"The Eight Hundred" just surpassed the worldwide $424 million haul that "Bad Boys for Life" brought in earlier this year.
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Worried About Voting By Mail? Here's How You Can Track Your Ballot
"We wanted voters to have full transparency, accountability and communication about the status of their ballot just like you would track a package," said Amber McReynolds of the National Vote at Home Institute.
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Who is Allison Jones Rushing, possible Trump Supreme Court contender?
In private practice Rushing spent a lot of time on Supreme Court litigation, filing approximately 47 briefs with the tribunal, according to her Judiciary Committee questionnaire.
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Senate fight looms over the future of Supreme Court
The political battle has already begun over the future of the Supreme Court. President Trump could name is nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg as soon as this week. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reports from Washington, and Loyola University law professor Jessica Levinson joins CBSN with a closer look.
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Halloween candy chute is a ‘tricky’ way to socially distance
A Halloween-obsessed dad created a safe way to hand out candy this year. See how Andrew Beattie installed a candy chute on his porch railing in Cincinnati, Ohio, made from a shipping tube. A sign at the bottom tells kids where to hold their trick-or-treat bags.   Subscribe to our YouTube!
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Panthers' McCaffrey out multiple weeks with ankle sprain
Christian McCaffrey said he plans to attack his rehabilitation from a high ankle sprain the same way he does everything else — with a full head of steam.
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Mali Appoints New President After Military Coup
Regional leaders have insisted the West African country return to civilian rule. The new interim president is a retired colonel and former defense minister who served under the ousted president.
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Stopgap Spending Bill Hits Snag Over Farm Aid Days Before Shutdown Deadline
The disagreement over the House Democrats' bill released Monday means lawmakers have less than two weeks to reach an agreement before federal funding runs out.
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We get it, Mr. President: You’re mad at New York City
A declaration that the city is in a state of near-anarchy is the latest snipe from Trump at his former home.
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From Tiny Desk to Fortnite, K-pop sensation BTS had a busy morning
BTS, the K-pop boy band, started the week off right with a Tiny Desk home concert for NPR and news about a new "Dynamite" video for Fortnite.
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Michael Lonsdale, who played James Bond villain Hugo Drax, dead at 89
Michael Lonsdale, the French actor known for his role as the villain Hugo Drax in the James Bond film "Moonraker," has died. 
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Ohio, GOP defend limit on ballot drop boxes to 1 per county
Ohio and Republican groups including the Trump campaign are defending a GOP election chief’s directive limiting ballot drop boxes in the critical presidential battleground to one per county
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Listen to Episode 29 of ‘Pinstripe Pod’: Yankees Playing For Home Field feat. Bob Lorenz
The Yankees turned their season around in September, going on a 10-game win streak, before losing Sunday. Despite the loss, the Yankees have clinched a playoff spot with seven games to go. It seems like almost a lock that they will take on the Twins in the first round of the playoffs. To talk about...
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‘Match made in heaven’: Deion Sanders to coach Jackson State
Deion Sanders wiped away tears of joy and passion before speaking.
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DSW is opening shoe stores inside supermarkets
Milk, eggs, chicken breasts — and a pair of Vince Camuto ankle boots? Footwear retailer DSW just opened a pair of 1,200-square-foot shoe shops inside two supermarkets in Minneapolis — each of them located at the front of the store, with as many as 3,000 pairs of shoes to choose from. Customers can either pay...
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Column: Here's a deal Democrats could make to prevent a Ginsburg replacement before the election
A few Republicans could agree to postpone the replacement of Justice Ginsburg in exchange for a few Democrats agreeing never to vote for a court-packing scheme.
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Senate braces for fierce fight over Supreme Court seat
Senators are bracing for a fierce fight over who will fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes joins CBSN to explain how the battle lines are taking shape.
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'Feral Swine Bomb'? Find Out Why Wild Pigs Are Becoming a Problem Everyone Needs to Worry About
Feral pig populations are spreading to more states than ever, causing agricultural chaos and damaging local ecosystems.
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Julia Chatterley: This is what uncertainty overload looks like
Rising Covid-19 infections around the world, gridlock in Washington, and a selloff in tech stocks. CNN's Julia Chatterley breaks down what investors are grappling with.
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Ram 1500 TRX monster pickup features raptor-eating imagery to poke at Ford
The Ram 1500 TRX is set to be the most powerful production pickup in the world when it goes on sale this year.
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With All Eyes on the Vacancy Ruth Bader Ginsburg Leaves Behind, Washington Readies for an Unprecedented Fight
A version of this article first appeared in The D.C. Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. In one of my former jobs, we had an unofficial list of analogies that we simply didn’t use. Political copy didn’t talk about the upcoming “battle” or…
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BTS perform 'Tiny Desk' concert from Korea
BTS, the K-Pop boy band sensation, gave an intimate performance of their latest hit, "Dynamite," for NPR's "Tiny Desk" concert series.
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Coronavirus claims life of 28-year-old doctor, family says
The coronavirus has claimed the life of a young doctor, her family said. 
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Amy Schumer shares pre-taped Emmy Awards acceptance speech following her loss to ‘Cheer’
Amy Schumer poked fun at her Emmy Awards loss by posting a video of her pre-taped acceptance speech on Instagram.
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Will Las Vegas room rates rise? Will shows return to The Strip? We asked an insider.
The USA TODAY Network talked with R&R Partners CEO Billy Vassiliadis – the guy behind "What happens here" – about what's next for Las Vegas.        
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Anthony Davis shows he has what it takes for biggest stage of career
Anthony Davis caught the ball deep on the left side with the Lakers losing and time about to run out.
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Alexei Navalny demands Russia returns his clothes for Novichok probe
Russian dissident Alexei Navalny on Monday accused Moscow of withholding a key piece of evidence in his poisoning and demanded the return of the clothes he was wearing when he fell deathly ill during a flight, according to reports. The Kremlin critic said his garments were taken from him before he was flown to Germany...
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Rapper Tyga drops $3.9 million on Indio retreat
In Indio, hip-hop star Tyga just spent $3.9 million on a waterfront retreat in the water sports community of Shadow Lake Estates.
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New regulations announced for cruising's return to US waters
Universal mask wearing, physical distancing, Covid-19 testing and increasing fresh air into ventilation systems could allow cruising in the US to return before the end of 2020, says the Cruise Lines International Association
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Barbara Lagoa 'Heavy Favorite' Over Amy Coney Barrett To Be Trump's Supreme Court Pick
The prediction comes as President Donald Trump revealed not only that his choice will likely be a woman but that Lagoa was a serious contender for the open Supreme Court seat.
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De Blasio, Cuomo fume as DOJ puts ‘anarchist’ NYC funds on chopping block
New York Democrats on Monday trashed President Trump after the Justice Department placed the Big Apple on a list of “anarchist jurisdictions” eligible to lose federal funds — with Mayor Bill de Blasio claiming the decision was “all about race.” De Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the threat to yank funds from New York...
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'It does affect more than your lungs': Why COVID-19 survivors may need to get screened for heart damage
New research suggests an association between COVID-19 and heart damage. Here's what we know about who should get cardiac screenings.        
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Lincoln Project co-founder: Republicans hypocritical on Ginsburg replacement
President Trump is planning to quickly nominate a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reversing the stance Republicans took in 2016 when a seat opened up in an election year. Reed Galen, the co-founder of the Lincoln Project, says doing so exposes the hypocrisy of Senate Republicans.
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Court rejects Trump campaign's effort to stop Nevada's mail ballot plan
Judge James Mahan ruled that Republicans had failed to establish standing for their suit, granting the Nevada secretary of state's motion to dismiss the case.
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Trump’s weekend rallies showed just how unhinged his campaign is
Trump speaks in Fayetteville on Saturday. | Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images Trump’s Minnesota rally featured praise of “good genes” and an extended apologia for Robert E. Lee. President Donald Trump is traveling around the country and holding packed campaign rallies in the middle of a pandemic with few masks and no social distancing. These campaign rallies serve as snapshots of the president’s messaging as he heads into the home stretch of his flagging reelection campaign. The picture isn’t pretty. From the podium, Trump routinely mocks local regulations against large gatherings, which he refers to without a sense of irony as “protests against stupidity.” Instead of touting his accomplishments or outlining a second-term agenda, Trump is praising white people for their genes and suggesting women of color who serve in Congress should be prosecuted. He’s offering apologia for the Confederacy while barely trying to conceal his authoritarian designs. Those tuning in to Trump’s rallies will see a power-hungry president who is increasingly turning up the race-baiting and attacks on the free press. His base loves it, but it should worry everyone else. Trump turns the racism up to 11 in Minnesota Trump’s Friday evening speech in Bemidji, Minnesota, began just before news of Ginsburg’s passing broke. Trump made it through his more than two hour speech without learning about it, which resulted in surreal scenes of him talking about his two Supreme Court nominations in the past tense as people yelled out things like, “Ginsburg is dead!” Speaking in a white part of a white state, the big takeaway from Trump’s speech was how many different forms of racism it featured. He began by alluding to Minnesota’s Somali population and said, sarcastically, “Are you having a good time with your refugees?” "Are you having a good time with your refugees?" -- Trump immediately pivots to full blown racism pic.twitter.com/ds9UEpLf9v— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 18, 2020 The Minneapolis part of that community is represented in Congress by Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee who Trump has demonized for years. During his Bemidji speech, Trump pushed unproven conspiracy theories about Omar’s personal life and suggested she and two other women of color who serve in Congress should be prosecuted. “We’ll prosecute ‘em. Yeah. Why not?” Trump said to cheers. "We'll prosecute 'em. Yeah. Why not?" -- Trump suggests congress members AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib should be prosecuted pic.twitter.com/3Sz4c5B8al— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 18, 2020 Then there was the sight of a US president campaigning on a pro-Confederate platform. Minnesota fought valiantly as part of the Union during the Civil War, but Trump heaped praise on Confederate general Robert E. Lee, who he said would’ve “won except for Gettysbury” and described as “incredible.” "[Lincoln] was getting beaten a lot by Robert E Lee. They want to rip down his statue all over the place ... he would have won except for Gettysburg ... these were incredible things" -- Trump praises the top general who fought on behalf on slavery pic.twitter.com/7dnzZ9nQJV— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 19, 2020 Things somehow got even worse. Toward the end of his speech, Trump praised his mostly white audience for their “good genes” — comments that left open the question of what genes the president thinks are bad. “You have good genes, you know that, right? You have good genes. A lot of it is about the genes, isn’t it, don’t you believe? The racehorse theory. You think we’re so different? You have good genes in Minnesota,” he said. "You have good genes, you know that, right? You have good genes. A lot of it is about the genes, isn't it, don't you believe? The racehorse theory. You think we're so different? You have good genes in Minnesota." -- Trump pic.twitter.com/OiF63qZaKx— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 19, 2020 Of course, it’s not exactly breaking news at this late date that Trump is racist. But it’s remarkable just how racist his reelection campaign is. And by pitting his supporters against Minnesota’s Somali community, his strategy of using race to divide and conquer was on full display. The authoritarianism is barely hidden If Trump’s Friday speech was about racism, his showing the next night in Fayetteville, North Carolina, was about authoritarianism. Trump began with a brief tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but quickly pivoted to talking about his plans to fill her seat as soon as possible as his fans chanted, “Fill that seat!” Trump begins by saying nice things about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump's audience isn't thrilled about it but politely refrains from booing. But he immediately pivots to how he plans to quickly fill the seat, prompting huge applause & chants of "fill that seat" that he encourages. pic.twitter.com/AHyhtxN2Rx— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 19, 2020 If anyone was hoping that Trump’s motives are untainted, he quickly disabused them of the notion, saying, “We’re gonna have a victory on November 3rd the likes of which you’ve never seen.” He quickly added that “we’re counting on the federal court system to make it so we can actually have an evening where we know who wins.” "We're gonna have a victory on November 3rd the likes of which you've never seen. Now we're counting on the federal court system to make it so we can actually have an evening where we know who wins" -- Trump pic.twitter.com/q5bfsJQb76— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 19, 2020 These comments alluded to Trump’s insistence that mail voting, which has proven to be safe and effective in a number of states and is in higher demand than ever because of the coronavirus pandemic, is being used by Democrats to “rig” the 2020 election against him. He wants people to believe that any delay in tallying results is tantamount to fraud, and is hoping the Supreme Court will have his back. That wasn’t the only corrupt quid pro quo Trump boasted about during that speech. He also said that as a condition of Oracle’s involvement in a TikTok sale, he’s demanding that Oracle’s leadership “do me a favor” and “put up $5 billion into a fund for education so we can educate people as to real history of our country, not the fake history.” Holy shit. Trump says that as a condition of TikTok's sale, he tried to shake down Oracle to put $5 billion into a fund "so we can educate people as to the real history of our country -- the real history, not the fake." pic.twitter.com/82CMVDeodF— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 19, 2020 Trump doesn’t have the power to extort private companies like that. But he wants you to think he does, and his supporters may think so too. Trump all but incites violence against the press Another element of Trump’s authoritarianism was evidence in remarks he made in both Minnesota and North Carolina about MSNBC host Ali Velshi, who was tear-gassed and shot by a rubber bullet live on air while covering the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis. “It was the most beautiful thing,” Trump said in Bemidji, alluding to video of Velshi getting shot. “It’s called law and order.” "It was the most beautiful thing ... it's called law and order" -- Trump gloats about @AliVelshi getting hit by a rubber bullet in Minneapolis. Sick stuff. pic.twitter.com/bgKSmmL8O7— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 18, 2020 On Saturday — hours before Trump again lauded the law enforcement officials who shot Velshi — MSNBC sent a statement to Vox characterizing the president’s comments as a threat against free speech. “Freedom of the press is a pillar of our democracy,” it said. “When the president mocks a journalist for the injury he sustained while putting himself in harm’s way to inform the public, he endangers thousands of other journalists and undermines our freedoms.” But what one person views as a threat to constitutional liberties another views as an applause line at a campaign rally — a rally that is also a public health risk as the president is mockingly flouting public health regulations during a pandemic. In that sense, perhaps what Trump’s latest rallies showed most clearly is America’s polarization between people with a sense of empathy on one hand, and the president’s base on the other. Will you help keep Vox free for all? The United States is in the middle of one of the most consequential presidential elections of our lifetimes. It’s essential that all Americans are able to access clear, concise information on what the outcome of the election could mean for their lives, and the lives of their families and communities. That is our mission at Vox. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone understand this presidential election: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Emmy-nominated ‘Pose’ makeup artist breaks down her favorite looks
The style and glam on “Pose” is a work of art. Helping create the FX hit’s Emmy-nominated makeup moments is Deja Smith. “The one thing I absolutely loved about working on ‘Pose’ was the fact that I got to be amongst so much of the LGBTQIA community of color,” Smith told Page Six Style. “As...
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Investors fear US election won't be decided for weeks -- or even months
What's next for the stock market depends a lot on whether Donald Trump wins a second term or if Joe Biden is elected as the 46th president of the United States. But some worry we may not know the results until early 2021.
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Doctor on COVID-19 deaths: "We have had the tools to prevent this"
The number of U.S. deaths from the coronavirus is now approaching 200,000. Dr. Matthew Heinz, a hospital physician in Arizona and former official with HHS in the Obama administration, joined CBSN to discuss the current state of the fight against the pandemic and the forecast for the next few months.
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High school, college marching bands work through virus protocols
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Community helps store reopen after looting
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70-year-old high-risk teacher asked to resign
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