Are this year's wildfires too big for Washington to ignore?

As wildfires continue their path of destruction through the West, Washington is feeling new urgency to rethink the country's land management policies.

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UK gardener harvests potato resembling her dog: 'This has cheered us all up massively'
This gardener was in for a surprise when she found her pet’s look alike among her potatoes.
77-year-old veteran in California attacked for wearing MAGA hat
A 77-year-old military veteran was attacked in California for wearing a MAGA hat supporting President Trump and a Back the Blue mask with a blue line in support of police, according to a report.
Donald Trump Explains How He Picks Supreme Court Nominees
"As soon as I did that, things went through the roof," President Donald Trump said. "It was amazing how important it was."
Hawaii named 'happiest' state in new study
If you’re looking to live in the happiest state, you’ll need to move to Hawaii.
U.S. government executes man who said witchcraft drove him to kill
William Emmett LeCroy, 50, was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m. ET after receiving a lethal injection at the same prison where five others have been executed this year.
US government executes killer obsessed with witchcraft
The U.S. government on Tuesday executed a former soldier who said an obsession with witchcraft led him to kill a Georgia nurse he believed had put a spell on him.
'The girls go crazy over him': Meet Jenisbek Tserik, Mongolia's most eligible eagle hunter
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Here Are Major College Football Games Canceled or Postponed by COVID So Far
Seven Notre Dame players tested positive for COVID-19, postponing this weekend's game at Wake Forest. More than 20 major college games have been shuffled. Meanwhile, the SEC kicks off this weekend.
Wilpons suddenly open to selling SNY after Mets deal
The Wilpon family is open to selling the SNY cable television station after they finish selling the Mets, sources close to the situation said. They would like the buyer of their 65 percent stake in SNY to be the new owner of the team, which looks to be Steve Cohen. This month Cohen signed a...
Kentucky hospital CEO pleads with people to wear masks as the hospital fills up with Covid-19 patients
As cases surge in Kentucky and Ohio, one hospital is begging residents to wear masks and practice social distancing, as it reaches capacity due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Victim in Northeast slaying is identified by D.C. police
Northeast resident, 29, was killed on Jay Street, police said.
Store operators outraged at Subway’s COVID-19 demands
After getting kudos for its early response to the coronavirus, Subway Restaurants is now being blasted by store operators for demanding that they return to business as usual despite still-sagging sales in the midst of the pandemic. Subway this month told its roughly 23,000 US restaurants to resume operating 84 hours a week, or an...
Christina Anstead felt 'lonely and unhappy' before split from husband Ant Anstead: report
The two television stars tied the knot in 2018 and share a 1-year-old son together.
Trump: There's "one or two" top contenders for Supreme Court vacancy
President Trump and Senate Republicans are preparing to move quickly after the president names his nominee for the high court. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang join Elaine Quijano to discuss.
What Joe Judge did for Saquon Barkley stunned former Giants
It is not his job to help a fallen player off the field. Yet there was Joe Judge, springing to action, supporting Saquon Barkley on the left side as assistant trainer Justin Maher aided Barkley on the right. Barkley’s right leg was already dragging, his right ACL torn and meniscus partially shredded. He needed assistance...
Investigation finds CDC minimized coronavirus pandemic under White House pressure
A USA Today investigation that looked at tens of thousands of internal records and conducted over a hundred interviews found that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention repeatedly minimized the coronavirus pandemic under political pressure from the White House. USA Today investigative reporter Brett Murphy joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano with more.
Gen Z may be less susceptible to misinformation
Generation Z may be better at identifying and avoiding misinformation than older generations are, according to new data. Axios political reporter Stef Kight, who looked into those numbers, joined CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss.
Texas State basketball coach Danny Kaspar resigns amid allegations he made racist statements
Danny Kaspar had been under investigation by university officials after allegations that he had made racist statements to his student athletes.
Tesla announces 200 mph Model S 'Plaid' with 520-mile range, $25k car
New battery technology aims to reduce Tesla costs and increase performance.
Associated Press mocked for calling Cindy McCain's Biden endorsement 'stunning rebuke' of Trump
The Associated Press raised eyebrows on Tuesday after the wire service described Cindy McCain's endorsement of Joe Biden as a "stunning rebuke" of President Trump.
A bubble of self-delusion in Washington
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Oldest living U.S. Marine celebrates 107th birthday in North Carolina
The oldest living U.S. Marine celebrated her 107th birthday in Kannapolis, N.C., over the weekend, according to local authorities and the Marine Corps itself, all of whom wished her a happy birthday.
Attorneys say independent autopsy shows Dijon Kizzee was shot 15 times
Attorneys representing Dijon Kizzee's family said the 29-year-old sustained 15 gunshot wounds. They disputed the Sheriff's Department's version of events.
Venice's new football stadium is nearing completion
New grass, new lights, new bleachers, new track for Venice football stadium
Trump makes campaign swing through Pennsylvania
President Trump held a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night. Mr. Trump said Republicans have great "unity," except for a couple of Republican senators who said the Senate shouldn't vote on a nominee before the election. Watch his remarks here.
Senate Could Vote on Trump's Supreme Court Pick Four Days Before Election, GOP Aide Says
McConnell said the Senate has an "obligation" to fill the vacant seat.
Cincinnati professor on leave after calling COVID-19 the 'Chinese virus'
A University of Cincinnati Professor, John Ucker, was placed on administrative leave after referring to coronavirus as "the chinese virus (sic)" in an email to a student.
How Bill Murray celebrated his 70th birthday
Bill Murray partied at the Rink at Rockefeller Center at a bash thrown by his son Homer, who just opened restaurant Hombre Taco at the location.
Trump mocks Biden for covering up face plastic surgery with mask
President Trump on Tuesday mocked Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for allegedly getting plastic surgery — and then covering it up with a mask at a campaign rally in Pittsburgh. “I mean, honestly, what the hell did he spend all that money on the plastic surgery [for] if he is going to cover it up?”...
Federal government to execute inmate who blamed murder victim for using witchcraft on him
The federal government was set Tuesday to execute an inmate who raped and murdered a 30-year-old nurse in Georgia 19 years ago and blamed the victim for using witchcraft on him.
Formal Ties With U.S.? Not For Now, Says Taiwan Foreign Minister
Two high-ranking Trump administration officials have been to the island recently. The visits come against a backdrop of deepening mistrust and deteriorating relations between the U.S. and China.
Mike Lee: 'I Hope and Expect' Barrett Is Picked to Replace Ginsburg
On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) stated that he thinks Judge Amy Coney Barrett “will and should be” nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Donald Trump
'Thanks Mitt!' Donald Trump Pleased with Mitt Romney Decision to Support Nomination to Supreme Court
"He was very good today, I have to tell you, he was good," Trump said. "Now I'm happy. Thank you Mitt. Thank you."
9/22/20: Red and Blue
Pres. Trump to name Supreme Court nominee Saturday; Justice Ginsburg to lie in repose at Supreme Court
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House Makes Deal With Steven Mnuchin, Passes Continuing Resolution Thwarting Shutdown
The deal will help ensure that the government doesn't shut down before Election Day, but it required compromises by both Democrats and Republicans.
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Hate Crime Charges Issued to Woman Who Allegedly Attacked Black Jogger, Told Her to 'Go Back to Africa'
Lorena Delaguna, 53, could face 7 years in prison for hate crimes after allegedly throwing a glass bottle at a Black woman jogging by on a city sidewalk, while yelling the n-word and telling her to "go back to Africa."
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Jordan pushes resolution to limit Supreme Court justices, blasts Democrats
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, submitted legislation to Congress late Tuesday that would prevent any party from “packing” the court and officially limiting the court to nine justices.
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VIDEO: Car engulfed in flames, LAPD officers rescue disabled man out
A Los Angeles police officer pulled a disabled man out of a burning vehicle that became engulfed in flames last week, the department said Monday. 
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MTA board to officially ban pooping in subways, buses
The only No. 2 allowed on the MTA is the train line. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board is slated to formally ban defecating on its subways, buses and transit facilities during its meeting on Wednesday. The dirty deed is already barred under current rules, which subject any rider to a $100 fine for “create[ing] a...
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Trump blasts China in video speech to U.N. General Assembly
President Trump delivered a pre-taped speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday and said the world must hold China "accountable" for the coronavirus. Rebecca Lissner joins CBSN to discuss that plus her new book, "An Open World: How America Can Win the Contest for Twenty-First-Century Order."
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AG William Barr in Milwaukee announces takedown of major drug trafficking ring
The attorney general's news conference in Milwaukee comes during of flurry of political activity in the election swing state of Wisconsin.        
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Family of Dijon Kizzee hold emotional press conference
The family of Dijon Kizzee, a Black man who was shot dead by two Los Angeles sheriff's deputies, demanded justice in an emotional press conference Tuesday. Watch part of their remarks here, along with Carl Douglas, one of the family's lawyers.
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House approves spending bill in effort to avoid government shutdown during pandemic
The House easily passed a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday evening in a bipartisan effort to keep the government funded through the beginning of December.
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CDC retracts guidance on airborne spread of coronavirus as U.S. reaches 200,000 deaths
Dr. Eric Cioe-Peña joins CBSN to discuss the milestone of 200,000 American lives lost in the pandemic, and what can be done to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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Sen. Mike Lee: 'I hope and expect' Amy Coney Barrett will be Trump's SCOTUS nominee
Judge Amy Coney Barrett should be President Trump's choice to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate Judiciary Committee member Mike Lee, R-Utah, told "The Story" Tuesday.
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Trump Expands Ban On Racial Sensitivity Training To Federal Contractors
The president signed an executive order to combat "race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating." The training cited includes references to white privilege and systemic racism.
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East Hampton warns residents of ‘misleading’ fundraising letter
The US Deputy Sheriff’s Association, a nonprofit out of Wichita, Kansas, is asking Hamptonites to contribute to the “Drive for America’s Police and Sheriff’s Emergency Equipment Shortage."
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