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Capitol Hill grapples with Confederate statues amid protests

With symbols of the nation's painful past coming down across the country, under the dome of one of the most revered buildings in the nation -- the US Capitol -- still sit more than a dozen tributes to Confederate soldiers, officials and known racists. CNN's Sunlen Serfaty reports.
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Petri Dishes with Alexandra Petri (Oct. 27)
Humor columnist Alexandra Petri takes your questions on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
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Democrats Rebuke Biden Over Plans to 'Transition' Away From Oil
Two congresswomen said they would "stand up" for the oil industry as they stressed its importance to the U.S. economy.
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What if Only White Men Voted?
We’d have elected a white supremacist and an accused child abuser to the Senate, and we’d have four more years of Donald Trump. The gender gap, explained.
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Couple at NYC eatery served $2,000 Bordeaux in error after ordering cheap wine
A young couple dining at the Big Apple’s iconic Balthazar couldn’t bottle up their emotions after ordering an $18 Pinot Noir – but being served a $2,000 Mouton Rothschild instead by accident, according to a report. Waiters poured the two wines into identical decanters but the pricey one was mistakenly taken to the couple’s table,...
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Adam Gase was once called an ‘offensive mastermind.’ Now his offense can’t score.
Gase’s record as an NFL head coach is now 30-40, with 31 of those 40 losses by 10 points or more, the most double-digit losses of any head coach since 2016.
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Refusing to wear a mask in Ethiopia could cost you two years in jail
Ethiopia can jail people for up to two years if they deliberately violate restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19, the attorney general's office said, amid concern that citizens are becoming lax after a state of emergency was lifted.
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Why Americans are perfectly willing to undermine the integrity and independence of the Supreme Court
That willingness enabled Senate Republicans to rush Barrett’s confirmation — and supports Democrats who want to pack the Supreme Court.
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America's School Funding Crisis: Budget Cuts, Rising Costs And No Help In Sight
Budget cuts + rising pandemic costs + zero federal relief = a school funding crisis.
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5G is the least compelling thing about the iPhone 12
The promise of faster downloads isn’t a good reason to buy the new iPhone. But if you haven’t upgraded in years, the camera might be.
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Goofy to Ghastly: Gargoyles Around the World
From Darth Vader on the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., to stone dragons in China's Forbidden City, behold some of the most unexpected and unique grotesques and gargoyles from around the world.
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The Justice Department Should Pursue a Breakup of Google's Monopoly | Opinion
The Justice Department should vigorously pursue what the House report on monopolization in Big Tech recommended: structural breakups.
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Column One: What this West African village's Ebola fight can teach the U.S. about COVID-19
A reporter who covered an Ebola outbreak in West Africa discovers troubling parallels in the U.S. over the coronavirus, including conspiracy theories and denial.
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Help! I Can’t Stand How I Look on Zoom.
Now that I see myself on video, I can see the bags underneath my eyes and how I come off as an irreverent know-it-all.
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What to watch with your kids: ‘Over the Moon,’ ‘Roald Dahl’s The Witches’ and more
Here’s what parents need to know.
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This journalist was her paper’s only full-time reporter — until they fired her. Her small town wonders: Now what?
Ashley Spinks was the one-woman newsroom for Virginia’s weekly Floyd Press. Now she’s a cautionary tale about the dire state of local media.
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De-stress With an Election-Anxiety Playlist
For political junkies, elections are always nerve-racking. But this year, suspense over the November verdict has been worsened by a pandemic, a demagogue, and a decent possibility that Election Night will extend into a slog of ballot counting, lawsuits, and insurrection threats. At least music can reflect—and momentarily soothe—the stress. Here’s a playlist that rummages through pop history to approximate what the next couple of weeks might feel like. Over the course of 12 songs, you can practice moving from panic to impatience to excitement to more impatience to (please, please, please) serenity. (Listen to the playlist here.)1. Shamir, “Paranoia”Shamir by ShamirTo start, let’s slurp down some medication and scream in agony. Black Flag’s “Nervous Breakdown” or Green Day’s “Brain Stew” could have gone here instead, but there’s something very now about the young singer Shamir’s version of the punk-rock freak-out. There’s also something oddly comforting about the playful oh-well quaver of his voice.2. Madonna, “Hung Up”Time goes by … so slowly. But Madonna knows there can be a dark thrill in watching the clock while amped on anger and dread. Pause your podcasts and dance to the spooky mash-up of ABBA and wristwatches.3. Nu Shooz, “I Can’t Wait”Like most songs about waiting and impatience, this 1980s R&B oddity is about romantic tension, not the possibility of court packing. All the same, the arrangement suits this season of fidgeting. Just think of the song’s “baby” as the electorate, whom we’re all begging, “Tell me what is on your mind!”4. Clint Black, “Killin’ Time”Dull dread sets in. No matter how much Emily in Paris you binge, it won’t subside. Nothing like a country baritone to remind you that whiskey can delete hours from the day.5. A Tribe Called Quest, “Melatonin” Released days after the 2016 election, Tribe’s excellent final album, We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service, bottled our era’s world-weariness as well as any artwork has. “Population getting tired now,” Q-Tip says in a sad, dexterous flow on “Melatonin.” He’s not talking about the kind of exhaustion that easily gives way to rest.6. Stevie Wonder, “Superstition”They say that the number of presidential masks sold for the Halloween before an election indicates the ultimate winner. They also say that you can’t trust the polls. It’s only logical to groove with Stevie—while keeping your fingers crossed—in the campaign’s final days.7. LCD Soundsystem, “Us V Them”“The time has come, the time has come, the time has come today!” So bellows James Murphy as his disco band twitches toward a climactic conflict. Do us and them refer to red versus blue states, or voters versus the irritating pundits on TV?8. Radiohead, “How to Disappear Completely”If conditions in Florida start evoking Bush v. Gore or Pennsylvania gets stuck looking purple, the ensuing suspense will become dangerous to personal health and national peace. Thank goodness for Thom Yorke’s gorgeous guide to psychological dissociation.9. Nina Simone, “New World Coming”An epiphany: Whatever happens, the reality of the past four years will be replaced by some new paradigm. Nina Simone’s take on a Mama Cass classic greets a potential apocalypse with visions of renewal.10. Lenny Kravitz, “It Ain’t Over ’Til It’s Over”Lenny Kravitz’s dance-floor lullaby will be of use whether the election results are decisive or not, and whether your guy wins or not. The greater struggle over the American soul will continue. Best to soldier on with love and leather pants.11. The 1975, “Love It If We Made It”Party or protest with the grab-bag political anthem of our era, whose hopefulness is appropriately hedged. “Modernity has failed us,” Matthew Healy yelps while new-wave confetti cannons spray, “and I’d love it if we made it.”12. Mariah Carey, “GTFO”One way or another, resolution will eventually arrive. Ideally, Americans will make like Mariah and stay calm, even if they utter an obscenity as they wave the losing candidate buh-bai.
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Socialism is no longer just a specter
A government-run financial system is the essence of socialism.
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Colorado Fire Map, Update as East Troublesome Blaze Grows by 150,000 Acres in a Day
There are five other large active fires in Colorado, which have collectively burned 232,358 acres, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
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Earnings Reports Show Americans Spending Again: Live Updates
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ShowBiz Minute: Jackson, Hart, Pride
Lawsuit of Michael Jackson sexual abuse accuser dismissed; Kevin Hart: Hosting MDA telethon is a 'major level-up'; Trailblazer Charley Pride to get lifetime achievement award. (Oct. 23)       
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Daniel Jones' Trip Left NFL Announcers in Hysterics
The Giants quarterback broke free for an 80-yard run against the Philadelphia Eagles only to run out of gas eight yards away from the end zone.
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Another senior official breaks strict Covid-19 lockdown rule
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Puppy gets jack-o’-lantern stuck on its head
This pooch is “pumped” for Halloween. Luke, a 4-month-old Australian shepherd, got his head stuck inside a carved pumpkin after chewing through the decorative lights inside. Watch as the dopey dog stumbles blindly around the kitchen in Ontario, Canada.   Subscribe to our YouTube!
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Did Biden get $3.5 million from Russia? No.
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Chicago announced a business curfew and banned large social gatherings as Covid-19 cases rise
Businesses in Chicago will now have to shut down by 10 p.m., following a new order that aims to curb the latest surge of Covid-19.
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'Borat 2' Star Johnny the Monkey Has a Hilarious Fake Website
"Borat 2" features Johnny the Monkey, a fake Kazakhstan celebrity who has a real website and social media presence.
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Pete Buttigieg Says Trump's Chinese Bank Account Bothers Americans More than Hunter Biden Saga
Pete Buttigieg appeared on Fox News yet again to defend the Bidens and divert the conversation back to Trump.
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Second Trump vs Biden Debate Left People More Optimistic, Less Annoyed: Polls
Most people described the tone of the first debate as negative in a previous poll, though less felt that way when asked about the second clash.
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Chase Claypool, who is 'exactly what was needed here,' adds to Steelers' proud pedigree at wide receiver
At 6-4 and 227 pounds, Chase Claypool is hard to miss. With a team-high six touchdowns, the rookie is making a big impression on the Steelers.        
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Trump Claims Wind Power "Kills All Birds," But This Chart Shows That's Not True
The president made the remark during the final presidential debate with former Vice President Joe Biden.
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Video shows huge fire spreading through northern Colorado
The East Troublesome Fire is continuing to devastate parts of northern Colorado, swallowing homes and businesses in its path. CNN affiliate KCNC reports.
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Union leaders have Biden’s back on fracking. But in Pennsylvania, their members aren’t so sure.
Biden’s occasionally muddled message on fracking, combined with Trump’s relentless attacks, has created suspicion of the former vice president.
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Champion Khabib returns to cage, faces Gaethje at UFC 254
Although Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn't been inside the UFC octagon in 13 months, the life and mind of the unbeaten lightweight champion have been fully occupied.
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Three months out, the NFL still facing COVID-19 questions and uncertainty around Super Bowl
The NFL plans to hold Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7 in Tampa, just as it has for some time. But what happens if COVID-19 forces more schedule changes?        
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Carbon monoxide poisoning or Covid-19? Here's how you can tell
Spending more time indoors during the winter could mean a higher risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The risk may be higher during the pandemic, but you can prevent poisoning and determine the source of your symptoms.
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A timeline of Trump's claims that Covid-19 will vanish
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The Final Debate
And what else you need to know today.
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Thomas accounts for 5 TDs, App State beats Arkansas State
Zac Thomas tied a career high with four passing touchdowns and he added a 60-yard rushing score to lead Appalachian State past Arkansas State 45-17 on Thursday night.
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What Aubrey O'Day Said About Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump
The singer, who allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump Jr., made a number of claims about the Trump family.
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Fox News' Hannity says his ally President Trump won the debate, but the host is an outlier
Analysis of the Trump-Biden debate varied wildly across the television dial, with Fox News declaring the president a winner and other outlets delivering a much more mixed assessment.
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How the U.S. Can Help Israel Maintain its Military Edge | Opinion
As the United States retrenches from the Middle East, the value of a strong and capable Israel has only grown.
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Deadliest Car Brands in the U.S. Revealed
Overall, Ford vehicles were involved in the most fatalities, resulting in 7,354 deaths over the past 12 months.
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Munoz in the lead and Woods with his worst score at Sherwood
The scorecards of Sebastian Munoz and Tiger Woods were unusual for different reasons Thursday in the Zozo Championship at Sherwood. That was only good news for one of them.
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Man U's Rashford keeps pressure on government to feed kids
Soccer star Marcus Rashford's campaign to feed poor students has sparked a partisan political battle that makes scoring goals for Manchester United seem trivial by comparison.
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Battleground states take center stage and final presidential debate wrap-States of America
Which candidate is more empathetic to the unemployed during this pandemic? A polling deep dive into battleground states. Also, final debate analysis.        
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Jo Jorgensen's Big Idea: A truly market-based system of health care, like Lasik surgery
The Big Idea is a series that asks top lawmakers and figures to discuss their moonshot — what’s the one proposal, if politics and polls and even price tag were not an issue, they’d implement to change the country for the better?   Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian Party's 2020 presidential nominee, discusses a market-based health care vision.
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GOP Arkansas Senate Candidate Was Dismissed From High School Over KKK Costume
Charles Edward Beckham III, who is running in Arkansas' District 12, made students suffer "emotional harm" after they saw him in the outfit in 2000.
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Malarkey! These are the words Americans looked up during the debate
Though a lot happened during Thursday evening's presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, data from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Dictionary.com have shown us what actually stuck.
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