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Alex Murdaugh's legal team is 'casting a defense that doesn't exist,' lawyer for his former housekeeper says

When South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh appeared in court Thursday on fraud charges, his lawyer spoke of his life deteriorating and his opioid addiction spiraling.
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Biden's former ATF pick: "The gun industry profits by gun violence itself"
Pushing back on critics, David Chipman said he supports the Second Amendment, which "says nothing about the right to sell guns to criminals."
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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
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Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine could be available soon for kids ages 5 to 11
An FDA advisory panel has voted to endorse Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 and a final decision is expected soon. CBS News' Debra Alfarone reports, and then CBS News reporter Alex Tin joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss the latest COVID-19 news.
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Most Americans say climate change is a crisis, poll shows
As the Biden administration prepares for COP26, the UN global climate summit, a new poll finds most Americans support the policies to combat climate change.
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Time capsules unearth a window into the past to study today
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Outlook 'not good' in carbon monoxide poisoning
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UAW member, walking picket line, killed by car
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Sanctuary helps injured 'whistling' cat
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3rd charged after woman selling PlayStation killed
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Affidavit claims man robbed bank with toy gun
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Car thieves target locksmiths for key fobs
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Biden approval in NJ drops to 43% ahead of Gov. Murphy fight to keep seat
The Monmouth University survey found that just 43 percent of New Jerseyans approve of Biden's performance in the White House, which is down from 51 percent in August.
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A rare foreign bacteria in a scented room spray? It nearly killed a Texas girl.
It never occurred to Lylah Baker's family that a spray could deliver the deadly bacteria directly into their homes. Walmart has recalled the product.       
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Val Bisoglio, ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Actor, Dies at 95
The Italian American character actor was also known for his roles in M*A*S*H and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
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2021 local and state election campaigns enter final week
Major cities including New York, Boston, Minneapolis and Buffalo are all holding mayoral elections this November. CBS News political reporter Adam Brewster joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano to break those down.
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With abortion, some women feel like they're stuck between arguments
The Supreme Court announced that it will take up the Texas abortion law next month.
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Foxx stepping back at Lyft
Anthony Foxx will stay on as a senior adviser to the rideshare company.
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‘That’s some bulls–t’: accused NYC subway gunman shoots mouth off in court
The alleged bank robber accused of shooting a straphanger in a Manhattan subway mugging went berserk in federal court Wednesday.
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Former Chicago Blackhawks player Kyle Beach is John Doe in NHL investigation
Kyle Beach revealed his identity as the former Blackhawks player former video coordinator Brad Aldrich allegedly sexually assaulted in 2010.       
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New federal judges in D.C., Va. and Md. show Biden’s push to diversify bench
Judges with backgrounds as public defenders and civil rights advocates have been confirmed.
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Cornyn, Coons introduce bipartisan bill to require financial disclosures from judges
The two senators reached across the aisle to introduce the Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act to "require online publication of financial disclosure reports for federal judges and to mandate that federal judges submit periodic transaction reports for certain securities transactions," according to a press release exclusively obtained by Fox News.
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Rangers need to decode Artemi Panarin’s puzzling play
Artemi Panarin's play isn't a concern yet, but it is questionable.
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Using stickers, he has spread poetry across the nation’s capital
Thousands of the black and white stickers have appeared on bike racks, stop signs and other places people pass daily.
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Florida man posted bomb-making instructions online for ISIS, facing up to 15 years in prison
A 29-year-old Florida man pleaded guilty to attempting to materially support terrorism on Monday after he posted multiple documents online for ISIS terrorists with instructions on creating homemade bombs.
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Vulnerable Democrats are eager to have something to sell to voters, but are worried about what is being left out of Biden’s economic package
Democrats facing competitive reelection campaigns argue that expanding Medicaid into certain states, allowing the government to negotiate prescription drug prices, expanding Medicare coverage and providing for paid family leave are key to winning over voters.
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These World Heritage Forests have gone from removing carbon from the atmosphere to emitting it
Human activity and climate change-fueled disasters have turned 10 World Heritage sites from carbon sinks into carbon emitters.
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These World Heritage Forests have gone from removing carbon from the atmosphere to emitting it
Human activity and climate change-fueled disasters have turned 10 of the planet's internationally recognized forests, also known as World Heritage sites, from carbon absorbers into carbon emitters, researchers have found.
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Why Is a Catholic Bishop Tweeting About a QAnon Convention?
He rose to prominence by blogging about his daily jogs and priestly duties, but now posts about other topics.
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California Supreme Court rejects Brad Pitt's appeal, custody case with Angelina Jolie to start over
California's Supreme Court has rejected Brad Pitt's appeal in his bitter custody battle with ex-wife Angelina Jolie.       
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NY AG Letitia James to announce run for governor: report
New York Attorney General Letitia James is planning announce a bid to become the state's next governor, with an official announcement coming as soon as Thursday
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Some royals wanted Diana to be downplayed
Princess Diana "was outshining whatever Charles was doing and other members of the royal family too," said journalist and friend Richard Kay. Watch CNN's new series "Diana" on Sundays at 9pm ET/PT.
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Friends and family pay final tribute to McCain (2018)
Washington luminaries, former presidents and the family of John McCain gathered at Washington National Cathedral to honor and remember the late senator in a grand display of pomp and unity in the nation's capital. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.
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NRA seeks to refile lawsuit against New York state, government pushes back
A lawyer for the National Rifle Association told an appeals court Wednesday the group hopes to refile a lawsuit against New York state, while pleading with the panel of judges to reverse a lower court’s decision to dismiss the case challenging the closure of gun shops during the coronavirus pandemic.  
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Elon Musk used government money to build Tesla. But he fears a tax on billionaires
Think of the billionaire tax as the Tesla solution to Democrats' search for revenue to pay for their expansion of the social safety net ... if only they can convince Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat.
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Elon Musk used government money to build Tesla. But he fears a tax on billionaires
Think of the billionaire tax as the Tesla solution to Democrats' search for revenue to pay for their expansion of the social safety net ... if only they can convince Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat.
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Are These the Final Days of the Most Offensive Tradition in Baseball?
This World Series ought to bring overdue death to Atlanta’s shameful chant.
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Nolte: Watch Bruce Springsteen Smear His Own Fans as N-Word Hurling Racists
During an appearance on the far-left CBS Sunday Morning, Bruce Springsteen smeared his own fans as N-word hurling racists.
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Mets should look to rival Braves as blueprint to build contender: Sherman
The Mets are still without a president of baseball operations. Whoever that new person is will have a tall task in ridding Mets of past mistakes, but can look at the Braves as a blueprint to build a title contender.
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NRA Hacked by Russian Ransomware Gang, Likely Not Politically Motivated, Expert Says
"It's not likely that this was specifically targeted at the NRA, the NRA just happened to get hit," said an intelligence analyst at a cybersecurity firm.
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Virginia university employee in hot water for 'homophobic' tweet criticizing bisexual DC Comic
Students at Christopher Newport University are demanding that a scholar-in-residence is removed from the university after she criticized a recent DC Comics book which included Jonathan Kent coming out as bisexual.
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Teachers protest staffing shortages in Maryland school system
Montgomery County educators say they are exhausted — and it’s only October.
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Ava DuVernay reveals the microaggression that changed the way she dresses
In an interview with CNN about her forthcoming Netflix show on Colin Kaepernick, the Emmy award-winning filmmaker said a single comment about her skin stays in her mind to this day.
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Unvaccinated NYPD cops must get jab to get paid, judge rules
Judge Lizette Colon ruled that Mayor Bill de Blasio can enforce his COVID-19 vaccine mandate that requires all city workers to get their first dose by Friday 5 p.m.
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How the proposed billionaires' income tax would work
Democrats have proposed the tax to raise money for the infrastructure bill.
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Cruz blasts Omar, Swalwell for accusing him of 'defending Nazis'
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz slammed Democratic Reps. Eric Swalwell and Ilhan Omar after the pair retweeted clip claiming that the senator was defending Nazis.
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2021 PFL Championship results: Julia Budd cruises, wins debut over Kaitlin Young
The former Bellator champion displayed her heavy grappling skillset in her PFL debut.       Related Stories2021 PFL Championship results: Julia Budd cruises, wins debut over Kaitlin Young - Enclosure2021 PFL Championship live and official results - Enclosure2021 PFL Championship live and official results 
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Hemingway: Mark Zuckerberg funded quiet takeover of government offices to help Democrats in 2020 election
Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway sat down with Tucker Carlson to discuss how Big Tech swung the 2020 election for the Democrats, and why her new book "Rigged" exposes Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the mastermind behind it all.
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