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A lesbian couple was shocked to learn they won prom king and queen

A lesbian couple at an Ohio high school said they never expected to be voted as prom king and queen, but that's what happened last month.
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LaKeith Stanfield is sorry he didn't shut down anti-Semitic Clubhouse discussion
The 'Judas and the Black Messiah' star also posted video from the Clubhouse room's moderator stating that the actor didn't say anything anti-Semitic.
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Free COVID-19 Vaccines Are Luring Visitors to Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania
The legendary location is now home to a no-appointment-needed vaccination center
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Deadly Amtrak train derailment raises questions about company's safety
An Amtrak passenger train derailed Sunday near Columbia, South Carolina, killing two people. Former NTSB chairman and CBS News transportation analyst Mark Rosenker joins "CBS Evening News" to discuss the accident.
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3rd Amtrak train derails in less than 2 months
For the third time in less than two months, federal investigators are at the scene of a deadly crash involving an Amtrak train. The latest crash happened Sunday morning in Cayce, South Carolina. The passenger train seems to have plowed into a freight train killing at least two people and injuring more than 100. CBS News' transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports.
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Train collision in South Carolina leaves 2 dead, dozens hurt
An Amtrak train traveling from New York to Miami struck a freight train, leaving two people dead and more than 100 injured Sunday.
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Animals around the country predict the winner of Super Bowl LII
Giraffes, apes, lions and other animals predict if the Eagles or the Patriots will win Super Bowl 52. Which team do you think will win?
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Will Super Bowl LII be the coldest on record?
It's below freezing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Super Bowl LII is expected to be the coldest on record. As one Minnesotan puts it: "It could be in Miami, but it's hot and sticky there ... and we've got a lot to offer, it's fun up north."
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NBC won’t air the 2022 Golden Globes due to ongoing controversy
NBC's decision not to air the 2022 Golden Globe Awards arrives as Netflix, Amazon and WarnerMedia distance themselves from the HFPA.
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SpaceX prepares for dramatic Falcon Heavy launch
A new SpaceX rocket blasting off on its long-awaited maiden flight this Tuesday -- the Falcon Heavy -- promises to put on a spectacular show as the world's most powerful booster climbs away from the Kennedy Space Center's historic pad 39A atop nearly 5 million pounds of thrust from 27 engines, nine in each of three core stages.
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Johnny Eblen says training with Glover Teixeira was a pivotal moment in his career
Johnny Eblen stayed perfect with a big knockout at Bellator 258 and said a big name in the sport was a major contributor to his current path.       Related StoriesMMA Junkie Radio #3156: Guests Lorenz Larkin and Neil Magny, plus UFC, Bellator, PFL recaps (noon ET)Rich Chou details 'soul searching' process to leave Bellator, join Wimp-2-WarriorMike Trizano relieved for UFC on ESPN 24 win after lengthy layoff 
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Edwin Jackson, Indianapolis Colts player, killed by suspected drunk driver
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two people killed by a suspected drunk driver on Interstate 70 early Sunday morning, state police said.
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Rep. Trey Gowdy says memo won't impact Mueller probe
Rep Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, is one of the only members of Congress to read the documents underlying the so-called Nunes memo. He says the memo shouldn't be construed as an attack on the FBI or Robert Mueller's investigation. CBS News White House and senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan interviewed the retiring congressman on Sunday's "Face the Nation" and joined CBSN to discuss.
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Super Bowl 2018: Can the Eagles pull off an upset over the Patriots?
Super Bowl Sunday has arrived! The New England Patriots are squaring off against the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Patriots are competing to win their 6th championship, while the Eagles are fighting to win their first. Can the Eagles pull off an upset? CBS Sports writer Reid Forgrave joins CBSN to talk about what to watch for in tonight's Super Bowl.
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GOP governors move to end enhanced unemployment benefits
A growing number of GOP governors have said they will end increased unemployment insurance benefits, citing workforce shortages.
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Stamos, McHugh's jewelry stolen on eve of wedding
The Beverly Hills Hotel draws visitors from all over the world -- but thieves struck this weekend at the famed hotel. Police said $165,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from John Stamos' fiancee, Caitlin McHugh. CBS Los Angeles' Tina Patel reports.
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K Street thinks virtual lobbying is here to stay
SEIU hires Schumer budget aide — Clearview hires lobbyists
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Tale of 2 quarterbacks
Super Bowl LIVV kicks off tomorrow with the Patriots battling the Eagles in Minneapolis. Both teams have quarterbacks playing at the top of their games -- but only one has an NFL legend. Meg Oliver has the story from Minneapolis.
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Sirens sound in Jerusalem as rockets fired from Gaza in day of escalation
Tensions in Jerusalem reached their highest point in years Monday with rocket sirens sounding just after 6:00 p.m. (11 a.m. ET), capping another day of violence in the holy city, where hundreds of Palestinians have been injured in clashes with Israeli police.
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Filibuster reformers face a huge obstacle. Here’s why they’re still optimistic.
Too many voters are in the dark about the filibuster. That may offer an opportunity.
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Why did House Republicans release the GOP memo?
Molly Ball, Jamelle Bouie, Ben Domenech and Julie Pace discuss why House Republicans decided to release the GOP memo and the chances of a another government shutdown.
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft heading back to Earth after retrieving asteroid sample
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft launched from the asteroid Bennu and is headed back to Earth on Monday after retrieving a sample from the space rock. 
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Q&A with Nancy Grace: Crime expert sheds light on the dark story of 'In the Valley of Sin'
‘In the Valley of Sin’ examines the mid-90s witch hunt that pitted neighbor against neighbor in Wenatchee, Washington, when police uncovered a monstrous child sex ring known among its membership as 'The Circle.' But there was one problem: none of it actually happened. Fox Nation's Nancy Grace goes inside the story.
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Author Steve Coll on the war in Afghanistan
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steve Coll discusses his new book "Directorate S: The CIA and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan" with guest host Margaret Brennan.
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Comedian John Mulaney, wife Anna Marie Tendler divorcing after six years of marriage
The comedian and the artist married in July 2014 in upstate New York.
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OnPolitics: 'Life or death' consequences in Afghanistan
Afghan translators fear the Taliban will kill them after the U.S. leaves.       
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Here's how 3D modeling and laser tech are revamping Mauritius' textile industry
See how the textile industry in this small African nation is betting on technology to stay competitive.
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Opinion: Medina Spirit saga is exposing horse racing's incompetence on doping
Medina Spirit saga shows how out-of-step horse racing is with other sports, where there are attempts to find those who are doping and punish them.     
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The most terrifying cults in history
Stories of the world's most dangerous cults — from the Manson family to NXIVM.
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Coronavirus infections and deaths remain high in India
India is still struggling to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The public is increasing its calls for nationwide lockdowns as the country reports over 366,000 confirmed cases in 24 hours. CBS News foreign correspondent Chris Livesay reports from New Delhi.
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Boston Reporter Covering Theft of Dog Runs Into Suspect During Filming
When confronted with the truth, the suspect told Mazza that he had simply mistaken the dog for one he was supposed to be walking.
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How does the release of the memo affect national security?
Fran Townsend, Victoria Nuland, and Mike Morrell join guest host Margaret Brennan to discuss how the release of the GOP memo could impact national security.
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This company is betting big in Africa's agricultural potential
Katsuhiro Nakagawa, Japanese investment firm Mitsui & Co.'s chief representative for the Middle East and Africa, talks to CNN about the company's investments across the continent, and how it plans to empower youth.
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Rep. Gowdy on Russia probe: "We're not through investigating"
Representative Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, discusses the impact the GOP memo has on the Russia probe with guest host Margaret Brennan.
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Why people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxes
Sometimes, mysteries have really useful solutions.
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Critics urge Biden to step up as violence spreads in Israel
The president has de-emphasized the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But tensions in the region make it hard to ignore.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar accuses Israel of 'terrorism' amid clash with Hamas
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., accused Israel of "terrorism" after deadly air strikes in the Gaza Strip after Hamas reportedly launched seven rockets at Jerusalem.
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Rep. Gowdy says Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein should not be fired
Representative Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, sits down with guest host Margaret Brennan to walk through what the GOP memo means for the FBI and the Department of Justice.
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Alabama to withdraw from federal pandemic unemployment programs in June
The state will end participation effective June 19, though benefits will continue to be processed until then.       
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Rep. Gowdy says GOP memo does not impact the Russia Investigation
South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy is the only Republican on the House Intelligence Committee who has seen all the classified intelligence used in the GOP memo released Friday, and he discusses the memo with guest host Margaret Brennan.
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Train collision in South Carolina kills two Amtrak personnel
CBS News Transportation Correspondent Kris Van Cleave gives an update on the collision between a freight train and an Amtrak passenger train early Sunday morning in South Carolina.
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AP-NORC poll: Biden approval buoyed by his pandemic response
Most Americans approve of Biden's presidency so far, with more Americans now optimistic about the state of the country.       
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A sunset surprise: Saturday’s storm chase in Kansas was simple, yet elegant
A brilliant sunset met a fierce wind and hail storm.
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Will Hurd Wants His Party to Stop Owning the Libs
Will Hurd is the kind of politician who loves to find the middle ground. He spent six years as a Republican congressman from one of the most competitive districts in the country, a sprawling expanse that traces the southwest border of Texas along the Rio Grande. He’s got the jocular manner of a student-body president—which he was, at Texas A&M—and styles himself as a wonkish policy guy. “You said the magic word,” he told me cheerfully when I called him up recently. “I love complicated. I love nuance.”Middle ground is hard to find in the Republican Party these days, though. Before he left Congress following the 2020 election, Hurd was the only Black GOP member of the House. (Two Black men are part of this year’s freshman Republican class.)He was consistently ranked as a relatively bipartisan member of Congress. Many of his former constituents are Latino voters, whom the Republican Party is focused on winning. Theoretically, Hurd is exactly the kind of politician Republicans should want in office. And yet he spent quite a bit of time over the past four years pushing back against the leaders of his own party. During his last two years in office, in particular, he was among the House Republicans who voted least frequently with Donald Trump. The most prominent young figures in the GOPare not moderates like Hurd, but vocal firebrands such as freshman Representative Lauren Boebert of Colorado and freshman Representative Majorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. “We have some serious, generationally defining challenges that we have to address, and these politics are getting in the way of having real discourse,” Hurd said. “That’s where I get frustrated.”[Read: Betraying your church—and your party]I talked with Hurd about whether the Republican Party has done a good enough job signaling to voters that it doesn’t want to be just a political home for white people, and whether the GOP has room for stars who want to do more than own the libs. Our conversation has been edited for length and clarity.Emma Green: Texas picked up a couple of seats in the census. Is this good for Republicans?Will Hurd: It is good for Republicans. It gives us an opportunity to grow the party. When there’s open seats, you generally have fresh faces.Green: There’s been a lot of talk, especially in 2018, about Texas going blue. How does that stack up with your experience about where the state is going?Hurd: The reason everybody’s talking about Texas going purple—or blue—is because of demographic trends. There’s this notion that as Texas becomes more Latino, that is going to benefit the Democratic Party.I think the two takeaways of the 2020 election were, No. 1: Don’t be a jerk. And No. 2: Don’t be a socialist. When you look at the border of Texas, which is heavily Latino, why did we see increases in Republican voters? Part of it was because of this notion that the Democratic Party supports open borders, defund[ing] the police, defund[ing] ICE—they’re against even natural gas. Along the border, something like 40 percent of those families are connected to law enforcement. And then another large percent is connected to the energy sector. Voters believed the Democratic Party was going to be against our livelihood.It goes back to the autopsy of why Mitt Romney lost in 2012. It basically said: Republicans need to stop talking to ourselves—we need to talk to a broader audience. And if we do that, we’re going to be successful, especially in a place like Texas.Green: I want to push back on that a little bit. The conventional wisdom of the Trump years was that the autopsy report was not only wrong, but dead. Trump defied everything that was in that report. He spent his campaign and the past four years really leaning hard into the Republican base. And he was able to do that, by the way, while also driving up support from Latino voters in 2020. Do you still think the autopsy report should guide where the Republican Party is going?Hurd: President Trump defied the autopsy report, there’s no doubt about it. I also think we don't appreciate how bad of a candidate Secretary Clinton was. But when you look at the 2020 election, most Republicans significantly outperformed President Trump at the ballot box. That's why I go back to “Don’t be a jerk.” We proved on the national level that it didn't work.I don't think it’s a strategy that can survive beyond him. The opportunity we have is to attract disaffected Democrats.Green: Because of where your district was, you spent a ton of time talking with Latino voters. How do you get those voters to feel like they belong in the Republican Party?Hurd: Here’s the secret sauce: Everyone—I don’t care what country you come from, Latino, African American—you care about putting food on your table, a roof over your head, and making sure that the people you love are healthy and happy. When you talk about those issues, that's going to resonate.Too often, we get caught up in the conversations going on on social media and cable news. When I went into these communities to do town halls, nobody brought up those issues on the chyron at the bottom of the newscast. They cared about making sure their kids were going to be able to be competitive and go to college. They wanted to make sure that the industry they're working in was going to survive. They cared about having good roads. They cared about border security—for people who live on the border, it’s called public safety.Green: In Texas, the state party didn’t invest money in getting the census distributed until really late in the game. And at the national level, the Trump administration attempted to insert a citizenship question, which a lot of people thought was an effort to try to disincentivize Latinos from answering the survey. But if what you’re saying is true, counting Latinos is potentially going to be part of Republican success in Texas, not a deficit. I wonder if you think the Republican Party hamstrung itself.Hurd: There’s folks who believe that more people voting or engaged in civic society is going to be bad. If you’re afraid of new voters, then to me that's a sign that you need to rethink your strategy.[Read: History will judge the complicit]Green: At the national level, do you think the Republican Party has done a good job of making it clear that it doesn’t want to be mostly a white party?Hurd: We have to be better. We can’t be seen as being jerks, racists, misogynists, or homophobes. We oftentimes describe the Republican Party as only a handful of national figures. The Republican Party is the people who vote. We are the party that’s going to help everybody move up the economic ladder. And that work is made more difficult by some individuals within the party.Green: Are you frustrated that the oxygen gets sucked up by people like Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene, who have become these figureheads for what the new Republican Party looks like?Hurd: Yes, when oxygen on these national conversations gets sucked up on things, it’s hard, because we are in a new cold war with the Chinese government. Their GDP is going to be larger than the United States of America’s. And they have made it clear that they are trying to surpass the United States as a sole hegemon in the world. These are the conversations that we should be having on a national scale.We have some serious, generationally defining challenges that we have to address, and these politics are getting in the way of having real discourse. That’s where I get frustrated.Green: Is what you just described what voters want—or, maybe even more relevant, what big donors want? Is there an appetite for rising above and pursuing bipartisanship over owning the libs?Hurd: For sure. In this day and age, we try to characterize everything in 280 characters. We try to condense some of these complicated ideas into a pithy tweet. When you say something that's nasty, that's going to get more engagement and more likes. So that has influenced these conversations. But what I learned in winning in one of the most competitive seats in the country is that voters want to be inspired by something better than themselves. When we appeal to that, it's a winning message.Did that answer the question?Green: Maybe. I think there’s something really deep here, more than just owning the libs on social media. You left your job in Congress right as one of the most stunning events in recent history happened—the January 6 insurrection. It was kind of like all of that online culture got taken out of the internet and put right on the front lawn of the Capitol. How did it feel to leave Congress and watch your former workplace get mobbed a few days later?Hurd: I was scared—not just for my colleagues, but for all the staff who were locked down in that building. There’s going to be long-term repercussions. All of that happened because lies had been perpetuated for a long time. We need to step back and say, “Why did that happen? And how can you prevent something like that from happening in the future?”These are all hard questions, and I wish I had the answers to them.Green: I mean, when you say “Lies had been perpetuated for a long time,” some of those lies were put forth by the president of the United States, including in front of the Capitol on the day of the attack. That’s the leader of your party. Is that hard to sit with?Hurd: Of course it is. If the Republican Party is going to continue to be successful, it's got to start with accepting the fact that the 2020 election was not stolen. It was lost. President Trump was unable to make the Republican Party appeal to all Americans.[Read: A rising Republican’s bet on a losing president]Green: I’m interested in the path that some of your fellow travelers in Congress have taken. One person I’m thinking of is Elise Stefanik, who’s currently up for a leadership role and has obviously had huge success, not only with her own career, but in building up other Republican women to run and win in competitive districts. She was one of your allies in Congress—one of the moderates—but she’s also been unabashedly pro-Trump and supported these claims about the 2020 election. Do you think that in order to be successful in the Republican Party in 2021, young, rising-all-star Republicans ultimately have to be loyal to the Trump brand?Hurd: I don’t think that needs to be the case. The way you win is to have clear values and have your actions reflect that, and to talk about those issues. But guess what? There’s more than one way to win.We’ve got to get to a place where this country is successful because we’ve had a competition of ideas. That requires two strong parties. And despite what you see on cable news and on social media, people want us to be able to disagree without being disagreeable. We’re going to be more successful in putting our country in a position to continue to uplift humanity for the next 250 years if we focus on those things that unite us.Green: So are you planning to run for Ted Cruz’s Senate seat in 2024? Are you running for president in 2024?Hurd: If an opportunity to serve my country presents itself, I’ll evaluate that. But right now I’m focused on the various aspects of my life. I’m involved with technology and national security and public policy.Green: Okay then. TBD, it sounds like.
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Bed Bath & Beyond has a plan to stop losing bargain hunters to Amazon and Target
Bed Bath & Beyond has decided it's too expensive for some shoppers. It's trying to change that.
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Open: This is Face the Nation, February 4, 2018
This week on "Face the Nation," CBS News White House and Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent Margaret Brennan guest hosts the broadcast with an in-depth interview with Representative Trey Gowdy. Plus, a panel of national security experts weighs in on the effects of the GOP memo released Friday.
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U.S. ship fires warning shots in encounter with Iranian boats
The encounter, the second in two weeks, comes as the U.S. and Iran participate in indirect talks aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal.
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Watch: Former Obama speechwriter trolls Newsmax anchor live on TV
David Litt, a former speechwriter for President Obama, was booked on Newsmax to discuss Elon Musk hosting an episode of "Saturday Night Live." Instead, Litt blasted the conservative network for spreading lies about election fraud.
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2 Amtrak employees killed in South Carolina crash
Authorities said the two people killed in an early-morning train collision in South Carolina were Amtrak employees. The train was traveling from New York to Miami and crashed into a freight train near Columbia. Officials, including Gov. Henry McMaster, held a press conference with updates Sunday morning.
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