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Child dies of amoeba likely contracted at Texas splash pad, officials say

A child in Texas died two weeks ago from an infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba, and local officials announced Monday the child was likely infected after visiting the Don Misenhimer Park splash pad in Arlington. The site has been closed since officials were notified of the child's illness, and the investigation is ongoing. CBSN Dallas-Fort Worth has details.
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Masks and vaccines are a must this holiday season, CDC says
Get your holiday themed masks and porch heaters ready.
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NFL Picks Week 6: The Vikings, Panthers and the allure of inscrutable teams
      
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This senator accidentally told the truth about why he wanted Donald Trump's endorsement
If you listen closely enough, politicians will usually tell you the truth -- even if they don't do it on purpose. Witness Sen. Chuck Grassley, accepting the endorsement of former President Donald Trump at a rally over the weekend in Iowa.
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This is why Virginia gubernatorial candidates are vying for Latino votes
Amid an uptick in support for Republicans among the reliably Democratic-leaning demographic, Virginia gubernatorial candidates fight for Latino support. CNN's Boris Sanchez reports.
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FDA, CDC considering whether to allow mixing COVID booster shots
U.S. regulators are considering revising the rules for COVID vaccines to allow people to opt for a booster shot from a different maker.
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William Shatner tells Anderson Cooper about his historic trip to space
Actor William Shatner describes his trip to space and what it meant to him. Watch "Full Circle" every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.
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US financial institutions report major increase in ransomware payments to cybercriminals
US financial institutions reported nearly $600 million in suspected ransomware-related payments to cybercriminals in the first six months of 2021 -- more than was reported in all of 2020, the Treasury Department said in a report Friday.
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Michigan Schools With No Mask Mandate Have 61 Percent More COVID Cases
Forty-two percent of school districts in Michigan have mask mandates in places and more than 748,000 students attend schools in districts with mask mandates.
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National Space Council vets sign Oracle
Facebook also added a new outside firm to its lengthy roster of lobbyists.
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'Big RBG fan' Katie Couric marks another former nightly news anchor who embraces liberal views
Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric revealed in her new memoir that she was a "huge" fan of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, so much so that she once edited out what she viewed to be a damaging interview answer for the late judge's progressive legacy.
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A New Zealand city is taking its official wizard off the payroll after over 2 decades
The Christchurch City Council will end its contract with Ian Brackenbury Channell, reportedly the world's only state-appointed wizard. The "Wizard of New Zealand" has had a long and unique career.
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Florida Condo Associations Need Reserves in Place for Safety Repairs, Task Force Says
The task force was formed by a section of the Florida Bar to make recommendations to prevent future distasters.
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Man Charged With Raping a Woman on Board a Pennsylvania Train Now Detained
A police officer reportedly found the suspect on the train partially dressed with the victim nearby.
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Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez grab lunch her ex, Tony Gonzalez, and his wife
The whole gang dressed casually for their lunch date at Cipriani, with Bezos wearing a navy polo shirt and jeans while Sanchez wore a simple day dress.
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Fantasy Football: Taylor Heinicke can be your QB solution — for this week
Chances are, your fantasy team doesn’t have huge bye-week issues at quarterback. Maybe you’ve been stuck with Ryan Tannehill or Matt Ryan, or just lost Russell Wilson. There are other QB problems that can exist outside of just byes. For this week, one solution is Taylor Heinicke. This isn’t a player we want to keep...
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Biden delivers sweeping remarks about human rights: 'To deal with the past you must face the truth'
President Joe Biden delivered sweeping remarks Friday about human rights, zeroing in on ongoing human rights abuses around the world and underscoring the importance of truth in a time of disinformation.
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Shatner on the moment he worried about his age during space flight
William Shatner tells CNN's Anderson Cooper about preparing for his trip to space and the moment that made him worry about his age. Watch "Full Circle" every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The Velvet Underground’ on Apple TV+, A Dreamy And Definitive Telling Of The Influential Band’s Brief First Life
The Velvet Underground had it all: rock star arrogance, singular talent, cool celeb friends, and a penchant for self-destruction.
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Obama's Ancestral Kenyan Village Fades Into Oblivion After His Presidency
Starting in 2004 when Obama first won his United States Senate seat, hundreds of local and foreign visitors streamed to his father's birthplace.
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‘Succession’ star Arian Moayed can’t impress his mom
Arian Moayed may be on “Succession,” one of the hottest shows on television — but that doesn’t really impress his mom. The Iranian-born actor, 41, who came to the US following the 1979 Iranian Revolution, says that his mother is most proud of her other son who is every immigrant parents’ dream: a doctor. “Even...
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William Shatner tells Anderson what going to space really feels like
William Shatner describes to CNN's Anderson Cooper how he felt during his historic trip to space. Watch "Full Circle" every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.
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Jussie Smollett is set for a November trial after Chicago judge won't dismiss the case
Nearly three years after he says he was a hate crime victim in Chicago, Jussie Smollett will be tried starting Nov. 29 for disorderly conduct charges.       
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Afghan Man Shouldn't Be Tried for Murder of 3 U.S. Soldiers in War U.S. Started: Lawyer
Attorney said it's "preposterous" for the man to be charged with murder in the deaths of "American soldiers fighting in a war commenced by the United States."
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Psaki promises 'to choose my words more carefully' following Hatch Act violation complaint
White House press secretary Jen Psaki promised to “choose my words more carefully” following a Friday complaint from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), which claimed she apparently violated the Hatch Act.
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Black Transgender Man Shot in Mississippi Died at Hospital After Driving Himself There
Mel Groves' death is at least the 39th violent death of a transgender or gender-nonconforming person in 2021.
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Melinda Gates and Jennifer Gates all smiles ahead of lavish weekend wedding
Melinda Gates and Jennifer Gates were all smiles as they left a luncheon at The Plaza Hotel on Wednesday. The two have been in the city ahead of Jennifer's wedding to Nayel Nassar.
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Italian ‘Kidnappers’ Who Tied Rich British Tourist to Radiator for Eight Days Insist It Was All His Idea
TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty ImagesROME—When police found Patrick Sam Kourosh Demilecamps—a wealthy Briton who had been holidaying in Italy for months—tied barefoot to a radiator in an apartment in central Italy, they weren’t quite sure what to think. Police had been tipped off by Demilecamps’ father, who said he received a cryptic message from his son that he had been taken for ransom. The kidnappers wanted €7,000 (roughly $8,000), a rather paltry sum for the son of a multi-millionaire.Based on Demilcamps’ message to his dad—in which he asked his father not to notify authorities but rather to send him the cash ransom—the father was able to report to Italian authorities where to find the kidnapped Brit. When they busted into an apartment near the town of Macerata, they found Demilecamps barefoot and tied to a radiator in a room with darkened windows.They were able to quickly find the perpetrators based on neighbors’ testimony, and hauled Rubens Beliga Gnaga, 18, of Italy; Dona Conte, 22 , from Guinea, and Ahmed Rajraji, 21, from Morocco; and his girlfriend Aida Carpani, 20, from Montenegro in on kidnapping for the purpose of extortion charges.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Salmonella Outbreak With 'Unknown Food Source' Has Spread to 36 States
The CDC said the number of infected "is likely much higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to the states with known illnesses."
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'Kind of crazy' Loopy Godinez ready for history with record turnaround at UFC Fight Night 195
Loopy Godinez had no hesitation in accepting record turnaround at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 195.       Related StoriesUFC Fight Night 195 weigh-in faceoff highlights and photo galleryUFC Fight Night 195 weigh-in faceoff highlights and photo gallery - EnclosureEddie Cha: Ex-UFC champs Zhang Weili, Deiveson Figueiredo thriving with Fight Ready MMA 
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Alex Murdaugh Knows He's Going to Prison but Says He Had No Role in Murders: Lawyer
Murdaugh was charged with stealing insurance settlements meant for the sons of his housekeeper, who mysteriously died in a fall at the Murdaugh home.
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Iowa Cop Cleared of Any Wrongdoing in Shooting That Left Man Paralyzed
In a review, a prosecutor cited police body camera footage that he said showed the man who was shot pursuing a deputy with what looked like a shotgun.
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Loudoun schools chief apologizes for district’s handling of alleged assaults, promises changes to disciplinary procedures
“My heart aches for you, and I am sorry,” Scott A. Ziegler told victims and their families.
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The FDA’s Vaccine Expert Panel Recommends Approval of a J&J Booster for Anyone Who Had an Initial Shot
The expert committee has now recommended booster doses for all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the US
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How the Dodgers won 106 games but lost home-field advantage
The Dodgers won 106 games this season. The Atlanta Braves won 88. When they play in the NLCS, Atlanta will have home-field advantage. Here's why.
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Sinema rakes in Pharma and finance cash amid reconciliation negotiations
The senator raised more than $1.1 million in the third quarter. About 90 percent of it came from outside her home state.
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Johnson & Johnson, Texas, NASA: Your Friday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Dodgers vs. Braves: Everything you need to know about the NLCS
Breaking down everything you need to know about the Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series, which begins Saturday.
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COVID cases and fatalities surge in Russia
CBS News reporter Mary Ilyushina takes a look at spiking coronavirus infection rates in Russia. Hospitals are overwhelmed with patients and the death toll is rising. And with low vaccination rates and an increasingly apathetic public, it's unclear when the country's latest COVID-19 wave will end.
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Pentagon holds first meeting about compensation payment with employer of Afghan civilian killed in US drone strike
A senior Pentagon official held a virtual meeting about a potential compensation payment for the family of Zamarai Ahmadi, an Afghan civilian who was one of 10 people killed in a US drone strike in late August, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said in a statement Friday.
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Actress Gina Carano Defies Hollywood Vaccine Mandate With Non-Union Project
Carano said that one's vaccine status "should not determine a person's ability to work" in their profession.
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Stripper accuses Halsey of ‘humiliating’ her at 2019 LA club event
Just seconds into her performance, a manager reportedly ordered her off the stage because Halsey wanted to get up and sing.
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Texas School District Rebukes Holocaust Statement From Curriculum Director
"We recognize that there are not two sides of the Holocaust," the district's superintendent said in a statement.
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Biden administration struggles with cascading crises and controversies, from border to supply chain and more
The leadership of several Biden administration departments is struggling to deal with the challenges confronting them.
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Loudoun school board member Beth Barts resigns her position
Barts was facing a recall campaign led by conservative parent group, Fight for Schools.
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China crackdown on Apple store hits holy book apps
Makers of apps for reading and listening to the Quran and Bible say they've been removed from Apple's China-based store at government's request.
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Brian Laundrie manhunt: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he hopes fugitive 'is apprehended' if found guilty
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday said it is “a little disappointing” that fugitive Brian Laundrie's whereabouts remain unknown.
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'Masked Singer' cupcake dishes on famous family, reaction to the big reveal
"Jump (For My Love)" singer and Pointer Sisters member Ruth Pointer was revealed to be the cupcake on "The Masked Singer."
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Navy SEALS seeking religious exemptions to vaccine mandate facing intimidation and harassment, sources say
EXCLUSIVE: A growing number of U.S. Navy SEALS who are seeking a religious exemption to the Department of Defense's (DOD) COVID-19 vaccine mandate are being threatened and, in some cases, harassed into submission, Fox News has learned.
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