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Pay attention to the far right's use of memes to stir extremism
A man, armed with a machete and a knife and expressing White supremacist views, was arrested near the Democratic National Committee's headquarters on Monday as Washington awaits a rally of diehard Trump supporters set for Saturday. The adornments on his truck flashed old-fashioned signs of hate, including a swastika -- an old-fashioned symbol in an era when right-wing extremists are more likely to rally behind internet memes. Whether old or new, these symbols have one thing in common: They are meant to terrorize.
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After years of dabbling in MMA, NCAA champ Jesse Delgado finally ready for pro debut at Bellator 266
A friend of Daniel Cormier and a former University of Illinois standout, Jesse Delgado feels like his MMA debut is long overdue.       Related StoriesAfter years of dabbling in MMA, NCAA champ Jesse Delgado finally ready for pro debut at Bellator 266 - EnclosureVideo: Will Yoel Romero win Bellator gold after coming up short in UFC?Yoel Romero opens up on eye injury that delayed Bellator debut, says 'best decision was not to fight' 
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France Is Mad
The dining room of the French Ambassador’s residence is one of the most beautiful places in Washington D.C., a confection of frothed plaster overlooking a garden in the poodle-clipped style the French so love. Before COVID, the room was known for the discussion sessions held there and hosted by a gracious series of ambassadors. It’s been a long time since anyone was able to enjoy an in-person event at the residence. So when invitations arrived to celebrate Constitution Day, September 17, at the residence in a lunchtime discussion with a former justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and an equally distinguished French judge, well, the RSVPs returned quickly.The timing, however, was unfortunate, as it coincided with an angry upset in Franco-American relations. The United States had snatched a $90 billion submarine contract with Australia from French shipyards. To add (security policy) insult to the (lost jobs and revenues) injury, the redirected submarine contract would consolidate a new U.S.-U.K.-Australia naval defense agreement in the Indo-Pacific, an agreement into which France had not been invited.Worse still, the French received word only hours before the public found out, reportedly because the Americans and the Australians each insisted that the other deliver the bad news.The French administered a symbolic protest by cancelling a gala event planned for Friday evening: a commemoration of the 240th anniversary of a naval battle that helped secure the American victory at Yorktown in 1781. But lunch? Attendees hastily confirmed: lunch was safe. Or so it seemed.The first hour of the lunch event harkened back to pre-COVID days: there was champagne in the foyer, courteous welcomes by embassy senior staff, all as it used to be. Guests took their seats. Opening remarks were elegantly spoken, all off the record, but so guarded and careful that there would be no news in them even without an agreement not to quote them. Steve Clemons, an editor-at-large at The Hill and the whisky-smooth master of ceremonies, set the conversation in motion. But about 15 minutes in, Clemons was obliged to make a regretful announcement: the ambassador had a very important meeting and would be leaving immediately.Somebody loudly asked, “Off to the state department?”Only later did we learn where the ambassador was heading: not to the state department, not to the Pentagon, not to the White House, but upstairs to pack before flying to Paris for “consultations.”Earlier in the meal, somebody had cracked a joke about U.S.-French relations: how they’d sunk so low that they were now under water. The Americans laughed. The French did not.But on the plus side: they did not shove us out on the sidewalk either. A powerful symbolic message was sent. France is mad, but not so mad that we will deprive our American friends of lunch and dessert. (Crème brûlée, in case you were wondering, under the crackling crust individually crafted by a sous-chef with a miniature flamethrower.)It’s like a scene from a marriage that endures despite the quarrels. The aggrieved partner walked out in a rage, but not before ensuring that the other had been properly fed.
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Photos: Bellator 266 ceremonial weigh-ins and faceoffs
Check out these photos of the fighters on the scale and their faceoffs at the Bellator 266 ceremonial weigh-ins.       Related StoriesPhotos: UFC Fight Night 192 official weigh-ins and faceoffsPhotos: Carlos Condit through the yearsDana White's Contender Series 39: Best photos from Las Vegas 
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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Friday, September 17, 2021
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
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Nearly 1 in 400 Floridians Has Died of COVID-19 as State Surpasses 50,000 Deaths
Since the start of September, COVID-19 has killed roughly 15 state residents every hour.
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FDA panel rejects Pfizer’s broad COVID booster shot plan
President Biden’s plan to give booster shots to most Americans was rejected by an FDA advisory panel just days before its rollout. The panel did, however, endorse a Pfizer booster shot for older Americans or those at risk of serious disease. Jonathan Vigliotti has the latest.
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FDA panel: Most Americans do not need Pfizer COVID vaccine boosters
A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted to recommend only people over the age of 65 or who are immunocompromised need third doses of the Pfizer vaccine. CBS News correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti reports the decision upends the Biden administration's plans to roll out a mass booster program Monday. Then, Dr. Hilary Fairbrother, an emergency medicine physician, joins CBSN's Lana Zak to explain what this vote means for the future of COVID-19 vaccine boosters.
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Dr. Jon LaPook on what the FDA panel’s Pfizer booster decision means
Amid confusion about whether COVID-19 booster shots are necessary, Dr. Jon LaPook explains what the FDA’s decision on the Pfizer booster shot means and who should be getting them.
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France recalls ambassador to U.S. over submarine deal
France recalled its ambassador to the U.S. after the U.S. and the U.K. reached a deal with Australia to build nuclear submarines for the nation. The French had their own deal with Australia, which was scrapped.
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California wildfires threaten giant sequoia trees
Firefighters wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree, a giant sequoia, in silver foil blankets to protect it from approaching wildfires.
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FDA Panel Recommends Against Following White House Plan for Booster Doses for All
But it recommended third doses for the elderly and other at-risk groups
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States warn of COVID-19 antibody drug shortage
Officials in several states are voicing concern over shortages of monoclonal antibody drugs used to treat COVID-19 patients.
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Kieran Culkin and wife Jazz Charton welcomed second child in August
"One month with our perfect little man 8.17.21," Charton captioned photos of herself with the infant and daughter, Kinsey Sioux, who turned 2 years old on September 13th.
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New watchdog report rates U.S. climate goals "insufficient"
Most G20 countries are failing their emissions obligations, according to a new report by watchdog organization The Climate Action Tracker, which calls the U.S.' climate goals "insufficient." CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN's Lana Zak to explain.
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I respected Mark Milley ⁠— but he has damaged our democracy
Gen. Mark Milley has compromised the US’s national security through his alleged phone call to his Chinese counterpart. President Biden must own up to it, retired Army lieutenant general Keith Kellogg says.
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National Zoo big cats test presumptively positive for COVID-19
Final test results are expected in upcoming days.
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Border Patrol didn't conduct welfare checks on migrant boy who died in 2019
Carlos Gregorio Hernández Vásquez, 16, became the sixth migrant child to die after entering U.S. custody during a six-month period starting in December 2018.
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Luis Severino feeling ‘game-ready,’ eyeing Yankees playoff return
With just over two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Yankees are still waiting for some key pieces of their pitching staff as they try to get back to the playoffs. That includes Luis Severino, who faced batters for the first time on Friday since being shut down with shoulder tightness prior to a...
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Parents, pols sue to reverse New York’s school mask mandate
Upstate New York lawmakers and parents filed suit against the state Department of Health on Friday, seeking to remove the mask mandate in schools, new court papers show.
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Blinken deletes, replaces tweet vowing US will 'stand with the people of Hong Kong'
Antony Blinken has deleted a tweet which seemingly criticized the Chinese government and showed support from the United States for the people of Hong Kong.
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Losing bidder to design Maryland toll lanes on Beltway, I-270 asks judge to review bid protest
A bid team led by Spanish firm Cintra has alleged that the winning bidder used "unrealistic" construction cost estimates
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Viral TikTok trend that encourages vandalism hits California schools
The so-called devious lick challenge encourages students to share videos of their misdeeds on TikTok.
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Republican leaders remain silent as Trump casts perpetrators of Jan. 6 attack as political prisoners
The state of the party was put into focus with the sudden retirement announcement of Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio), a onetime rising GOP star who cited “the toxic dynamics inside our own party” for his decision.
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Three Sunday shows ignored NYT report on botched drone strike Pentagon now admits killed 10 Afghan civilians
Three of the five prominent Sunday morning newscasts avoided the explosive New York Times report about the botched U.S. drone strike the Pentagon finally admitted killed Afghan civilians rather than ISIS-K terrorists the Biden administration previously touted.
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Grimes shares why her, Elon Musk's son doesn’t call her mom: 'He can sense my distaste for the word'
Grimes, who welcomed a son with Tesla CEO Elon Musk last year, is opening up about why she doesn’t identify with the word “mom.”
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Bravo cans this season’s ‘RHONY’ reunion
"It’s disappointing to not be able to bring the cast back together, but we are happy to have ended on such a high note with the finale, and are now shifting our focus to next season.”
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Colorado man accused of killing wife heads to trial
A judge has ruled there's enough evidence for the case to proceed.
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Busy day in orbit for SpaceX’s all-civilian crew
The all-civilian SpaceX crew spoke with Tom Cruise, virtually rang the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange and answered questions from patients at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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FDA hampers Biden’s plan for COVID booster shots
Prior to the FDA's announcement Friday that a COVID-19 booster shot is only recommended for some Americans, President Biden planned to begin offering booster shots to the general public as soon as next week. Nancy Cordes has more on how Mr. Biden has softened his position.
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A tiny town's football team gets its field of dreams
A Colorado school’s football field was in such bad shape that other teams refused to play on it. Strangers stepped in to provide a field of dreams. Steve Hartman shares more in “On the Road.”
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Connecticut woman accused of assaulting Navy sailor in pizza shop arrested
A woman accused of berating and assaulting a Navy sailor in uniform at a Connecticut pizza shop has been arrested, authorities said Friday.
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Third plane out of Afghanistan with Americans on board lands in Doha
A third chartered flight carrying an unspecified number of American citizens as well as other civilians from Afghanistan landed in Qatar on Friday, U.S. special envoy Zalmai Khalilzad confirmed.
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Suspect in deaths of 4 found in SUV surrenders in Arizona
The man is suspected in the shooting deaths of four Minnesotans.
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Sheriff finds "no link" between Gabby Petito case and deaths of 2 women
The New York woman was on a cross-country trip with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, when he returned home without her.
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Artist renderings of the Clippers' new arena: The Intuit Dome
The Clippers released artist renderings of their future home in Inglewood, which will be called The Intuit Dome. Here's a look at what to expect.
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Pentagon admits drone strike killed Afghan civilians
The Pentagon previously described a drone strike it launched in Kabul during the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan as “righteous,” claiming it killed an ISIS-K terrorist. Military officials now admit it killed as many as 10 civilians, including children, and not a terrorist. David Martin reports.
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Wide receiver blowups causing Giants early headaches
It was almost enough to make the Giants yearn for simpler times of a diva wide receiver fighting a kicking net. Kenny Golladay erupted in the direction of quarterback Daniel Jones and offensive coordinator Jason Garrett during the final minutes of a 30-29 loss, which came on a final-play do-over by Washington. Hours later, Kadarius...
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Tesla Driver Suspected of DUI While Car Was in Autopilot Taken Into Custody
The electric vehicle company says on its website its autopilot features "require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous."
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Yoel Romero opens up on eye injury that delayed Bellator debut, says 'best decision was not to fight'
Yoel Romero says you can rest assured that his eye is fully healed heading into his Bellator 266 fight with Phil Davis.       Related StoriesBellator 266 faceoff video highlights: Phil Davis, Yoel Romero size each other upVideo: Will Yoel Romero win Bellator gold after coming up short in UFC?Dana White to Jake Paul: 'Go fight somebody your own size,' stop asking for Jorge Masvidal 
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Haitians flooding in at border exposing thousands to danger
The Biden administration, surprising precisely nobody, is facing an ever-worsening crisis at the border. In recent days, thousands of Haitian immigrants have crossed the Rio Grande. No, that's not a typo.
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Victims of Dixie fire sue PG&E, whose equipment is suspected of sparking the massive blaze
The lawsuits filed on behalf of 200 people allege the utility's equipment not only started the Dixie fire but that PG&E was aware of the risk.
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Timeline of Murdaugh murders and the lawyer father's botched insurance fraud plot
Alex Murdaugh was a prominent South Carolina lawyer at the center of multiple investigations.       
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Zoë Kravitz responds after social media user comments on star's 'practically naked' look at the 2021 Met Gala
Zoë Kravitz, 32, donned a sheer, crystal Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello slip dress to the star-studded event Monday night. She wore only a silver thong underneath, showing off her full body.
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Officers brace for possible violence at Capitol rally
Law enforcement in the Washington, D.C., area is on high alert ahead of Saturday’s rally in support of those charged in the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Jeff Pegues has the details.
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Thousands of Haitian migrants converge on Texas border town
A humanitarian crisis is growing at the U.S.-Mexico border as thousands of Haitian migrants are waiting in squalid conditions under a Texas bridge. Omar Villafranca has more.
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Surge of Haitians at the border shows Team Biden really has no clue what to do
Why hasn’t Vice President Kamala Harris visited Port-au-Prince? She insisted that you need to examine the “root causes” in order to handle the border crisis. Well, in the past few months, Haiti’s president was assassinated and the island nation was hit by an earthquake and a hurricane. Those are some root causes. But Harris didn’t visit Haiti, and President...
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‘Little House’ Pa Michael Landon’s home listed for $3.9M
This $3.88 million house isn't little, nor is it on the prairie — but it did once belong to Pa from "Little House on the Prairie."
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