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Child dies of brain-eating amoeba likely contracted at splash pad

The splash pad has been closed since officials were notified of the child's hospitalization, and the investigation is ongoing.
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Florida Man Kills Woman After Early Release From 40-Year Sentence for Murder: Police
"Why is this guy in the streets? Why?" the victim's mother asked in an interview.
Justice Department plays politics in letting Andrew McCabe escape punishment
In yet another sign of how politicized it is, the Biden Justice Department has restored disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s full pension.
Police face questions after a woman's body is found in a police van in Huntsville, Alabama
Authorities in Huntsville, Alabama, are facing questions surrounding the discovery of a woman's body in the back of a rarely used police van in a police parking lot.
Even the best Giants nostalgia can’t hide how terrible current team is
The weekly nostalgia doesn’t do Joe Judge or his Giants team any favors.
'Succession' returns
The Emmy-winning drama "Succession" returns Sunday with more Roy family drama and a brutal battle for their fictional empire. Follow live coverage of the premiere with insight and analysis from CNN's TV and media industry experts.
Beijing attempts another Tiananmen Square massacre erasure
Pressure from Beijing is evicting the only known major monument on Chinese soil that commemorates the lives of Tiananmen Square victims.
Portland Hit by Over 1,000 Shootings So Far This Year, Up From 388 in All of 2019: Police
"I've lived in Portland 35 years now, and I have never experienced the kind of gun violence that we're seeing right now," said one resident.
Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. suffers shoulder injury vs. Cardinals, returns to game
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. can’t seem to catch a break.
Ex-intel official behind Trump Russia dossier speaks out
Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence officer behind the "Steele Dossier" that claimed Russian officials held compromising information on former President Donald Trump, defended the claims made in the dossier, despite its existence never having been proven, in an interview with ABC News.
Patrick Mahomes returns to form in second half of Chiefs’ win over Washington
After throwing two interceptions in the first half, continuing his turnover struggles of recent weeks, the former MVP played a nearly flawless second half to lead Kansas City to victory.
Astros pin ALCS hopes on oft-overlooked trio of Latino pitchers: 'Guys that are hungry'
Houston's new "Big 3" of José Urquidy, Framber Valdez and Luis Garcia will shoulder the load in the ALCS against Boston.
Patrick Mahomes returns to form in second half of Chiefs’ win over Washington
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Beating Oregon could help Chip Kelly finally take flight at UCLA
Chip Kelly's reputation for coaching ingenuity was forged at Oregon, casting a long legacy that still overshadows anything he has accomplished at UCLA.
WaPo columnist mocked for lecturing unmasked stranger in elevator: 'Strong hall monitor energy'
Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus was roasted on Twitter Sunday after she told her 60K followers that she lectured a stranger in an elevator about his failure to wear a mask.
Chicago Sky defeat Phoenix Mercury for first WNBA championship win
The Chicago Sky have won their first championship, defeating the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday.
Tom Morey, inventor of the Boogie Board, dies at 86
Morey, a well-known surfer in Southern California in the '50s and '60s, invented the Boogie Board in 1971 in Hawaii. Morey's invention remains a popular choice for those wanting to ride some waves.
The Washington Football Team is retiring NFL star Sean Taylor's jersey after he was killed 14 years ago
The Washington Football Team paid tribute Sunday to beloved football legend Sean Taylor, who was killed in 2007 while protecting his family from a home burglary.
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 18, 2021
The Issue: A plan by a city commission to remove an 1833 statue of Thomas Jefferson from City Hall. Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King are two of my heroes (“Lame-duck DeB’s latest Tomfoolery,” Oct. 14). But I do not worship at their altars because I do not consider them saints. An argument can be...
Raiders' Mark Davis believes NFL 'out to get him' in the wake of Jon Gruden email scandal: report
Paranoia has set in within the Las Vegas Raiders organization and, according to reports, owner Mark Davis believes that the NFL “is out to get him” in the wake of the Jon Gruden email scandal.
Newsweek College Football Top 20 Rankings, Games to Watch For Week 8
Georgia, Cincinnati and Oklahoma had good wins while Iowa had a bad loss, shaking up the top 5 this week.
Pennsylvania mall evacuated after reports of gunfire; police say threat is neutralized
Authorities in Pennsylvania closed down a shopping mall amid reports of a shooting incident Sunday. Police said the scene had been stabilized,
Wegmans deal a sign of reawakening appetite for Manhattan leases
When huge stores such as Barneys and Century 21 stand vacant, and “for lease” signs outnumber occupied storefronts on many Manhattan blocks, any sign of a retail uptick is welcome.
A Woman Was Raped on a Pennsylvania Train. Witnesses Didn’t Even Call 911.
There were several passengers on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train car but no one did anything.
‘I wish I’d got the shot’: Dad who died of COVID along with wife, leaving 4 kids
Kevin and Misty Mitchem, an unvaccinated Virginia couple in their 40s, recently died of COVID-19, leaving behind four children.
How bad can it get? 4 reasons car prices, availability show no signs of improving
The chip shortage during the pandemic has constricted auto production, sending shoppers scrambling to find the new cars, SUVs and pickups they want.
'Not Messing Around': Bannon Will Be Held in Criminal Contempt for Defying Subpoena, Says Schiff
The Democratic-majority committee will vote Tuesday to recommend charges against Bannon.
Sky take home their first WNBA title behind late-game run
The Chicago Sky used an 11-0 run late in the fourth quarter to push past the Phoenix Mercury to win their first WNBA championship.
Chicago Sky win their first WNBA championship over Phoenix Mercury
Allie Quigley scored 26 points and Candace Parker added 16 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to help Chicago win its first WNBA championship with a 80-74 victory over the Phoenix Mercury.
Afghan refugee resettlement snarled by housing shortage, measles outbreak
Afghan refugees hoping to resettle in the United States could be stuck on military bases as the US and UN struggle to find them homes.
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Mick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Norma Dumont after UFC Fight Night 195 win?
See who Norma Dumont should fight next after her victory over Aspen Ladd in the UFC Fight Night 195 headliner.       Related StoriesMick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Norma Dumont after UFC Fight Night 195 win? - EnclosureMick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Aspen Ladd after UFC Fight Night 195 loss?Mick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Aspen Ladd after UFC Fight Night 195 loss? - Enclosure 
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NASA launches spacecraft on 12-year mission
NASA launched its "Lucy" spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida, early Saturday morning. Over the course of 12 years, the probe will explore a record-setting eight asteroids in a single mission. CBS News space consultant Bill Harwood joins CBSN to discuss what scientists hope to learn about the creation of our solar system from this mission.
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TSA should use dog teams to make up for workers’ low vax rate: Schumer
The TSA should use its canine teams to keep airport security lines moving if there is a worker shortage amid the vaccination mandate, Chuck Schumer said.
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Stacey Abrams campaigns for McAuliffe in churches: 'Voting is an act of faith'
Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams campaigned for Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at Black churches in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday.
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House January 6 committee to decide if they will prosecute former Trump aide
The House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol is deciding if it will hold former president Trump's longtime adviser Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of congress. CBS News legal contributor and Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson joins CBSN to discuss more.
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NJ nurse killed by Times Square ‘mugger’ was a ‘bright star’
Known to friends as "Ning Ning" -- which her family said means "bright star" -- Maria Ambrocio's mission in life was to take care of everyone from her patients to her family.
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Police investigating two shootings on same block in Silver Spring
Police investigating double shooting in Silver Spring.
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Cousins throws TD pass in OT; Vikes beat Panthers 34-28
Kirk Cousins completed a 27-yard touchdown pass to K.J. Osborn on the first possession of overtime to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a wild 34-28 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
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Aaron Rodgers explains his ‘I still own you!’ Bears fan taunt
As he put the finishing touches on his latest win over the Bears on Sunday, the Packers quarterback trolled their fan base after running in a 6-yard touchdown.
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What to know about the latest fight over Trump’s executive privilege claims
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court in New York City on August 20, 2020. | Stephanie Keith/Getty Images Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon is facing a contempt vote by the January 6 committee. The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol will vote Tuesday on whether to hold Steve Bannon, an adviserto former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena. The result of the vote will determine what further action the committee can take to secure testimony from Bannon about his role in the riot, and how much Trump knew about or encouraged the attacks. It will also help determine the efficacy of Trump’s claims of executive privilege over his conversations with Bannon, who had no role at the White House after 2017, and other aides, as well as over documents the committee has requested from the National Archives. Bannon, along with former Trump officials Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, and Kash Patel, was subpoenaed by the committee in late September. Of the four, only Bannon is currently facing contempt proceedings — potential depositions for Meadows, Scavino, and Patel have been delayed. Should the committee vote to hold Bannon in contempt — which it is almost sure to do, as a bipartisan majority on the committee has indicated they would take such measures to secure testimony — it would also signal the renewed power of a congressional subpoena, which members of the Trump administration repeatedly flouted during his tenure. “This potential criminal contempt referral — or will-be criminal contempt referral for Steve Bannon — is the first shot over the bow,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who serves on the committee, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on State of the Union Sunday. “It’s very real, but it says to anybody else coming in front of the committee, ‘Don’t think that you’re gonna be able to just kind of walk away and we’re gonna forget about you. We’re not.’” Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who serves on the Jan. 6 committee, says it’s appropriate for Pres. Biden to say the DOJ should prosecute those who defy congressional subpoenas.“It’s appropriate. The President has every right to signal and make it clear where the administration stands.”— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) October 17, 2021 Ifthe committee does vote to move forward with contempt proceedings, the motion will then go to the whole House for a vote to determine whether Congress should refer the matter to the Justice Department. That vote, which could come as soon as this week, is also likely to succeed, according to Politico’s Betsy Woodruff Swan and Kyle Cheney. What the Department of Justice will decide to do from there, though, is a bit more opaque. “The Department of Justice will make its own independent decisions in all prosecutions based solely on the facts and the law. Period. Full stop,” DOJ spokesperson Anthony Coley said Friday in response to Biden’s suggestion that the DOJ should prosecute Bannon and others who defy congressional subpoenas. DoJ responds to Biden: “The Department of Justice will make its own independent decisions in all prosecutions based solely on the facts and the law. Period. Full stop.” — @AnthonyColeyDOJ— Katie Benner (@ktbenner) October 16, 2021 Bannon’s defiance is creating such an uproar because his testimony could prove particularly significant to the committee. He reportedly spoke with Trumpin late December prior to the insurrection and urged him to focus his varied efforts to overturn the 2020 election on January 6, the day Congress convened to certify the election results. As CNN reported in January, Bannon also told listeners of his podcast War Room on January 5 that “All hell is going to break loose tomorrow.” Should Bannon be held in contempt of Congress, consequences could include, potentially, jail time, but only if the DOJ pursues charges against him. Technically, according to Reuters, Congress also has the authority to arrest witnesses who refuse to comply with subpoenas, without the involvement of the DOJ. That hasn’t happened in nearly 100 years, however, and it’s unlikely that Congress will pursue this tactic. Trump is trying to assert executive privilege — even though he’s no longer president As ABC reported Wednesday, Bannon’s attorney, Robert J. Costello, has written to committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) that his client won’t comply with the subpoena. “Until such a time as you reach an agreement with President Trump or receive a court ruling as to the extent, scope and application of the executive privilege, in order to preserve the claim of executive and other privileges, Mr. Bannon will not be producing documents or testifying,” Costello wrote. Steve Bannon team has fired off another letter to Jan 6 committee repeating that they will not cooperate citing Trump executive privilege claims. Letter obtained by @ABC below —->— John Santucci (@Santucci) October 13, 2021 In addition to Bannon and other Trump officials, the committee has also issued a subpoena to Jeffrey Clark, a DOJ official who backed Trump’s false claims of voter fraud. Trump attempted to install Clark as acting attorney general when Jeffrey Rosen, who was in the role from December 2020 to January 2021, refused to involve the DOJ in efforts to overturn the election. Trump has also been attempting to apply this argument to documents sought by the committee. Earlier in October, as Politico reported at the time, Trump attempted to block 45 specific documents from the committee, citing “executive and other privileges, including but not limited to the presidential communications, deliberative process, and attorney-client privileges” in a letter to national archivist David Ferriero. Trump’s letter is not an official invocation of executive privilege, as PBS NewsHour’s Yamiche Alcindor points out. In these cases, the sitting president — Biden — has the final say over whether the privilege should apply, unless the courts say differently. The Biden administration blocked that request, with White House counsel Dana Remus writing to Ferriero that “President Biden has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified as to any of the documents.” As the AP reported last week, Trump does plan to challenge Biden’s decision in court, and it could go in his favor — other former presidents have been able to exercise executive privilege. However, given the extraordinary nature of the January 6 riots, the norm of confidentiality, which covers former presidents’ records for five years following their term, may be subverted, as it was during Watergate and after the terrorist attacks of September 11. That won’t stop Trump from attempting to use the same defense to shield other documents from the committee; he has indicated that he will try to protect much of the informationthey subpoena by invoking executive privilege. It’s unclear whether Trump actually has any grounds to claim that privilege, particularly when it comes to his communications with Bannon. Trump is no longer president, and Bannon was acting as a private citizen and not an official White House adviser during the period the committee is investigating. Specifically, as University of Kentucky law professor Jonathan Shaub wrote for Lawfare last month, Trump can’t actually compel anyone to withhold information from the committee; Bannon and other former officials are private citizens now, and the Trump administration has no legal authority over any documents or knowledge in their possession. And as former federal prosecutor and Brown University professor Jeffrey Robbins told the New York Times, Trump’s arguments for executive privilege are “patently bogus” and lack justification, such as protecting national security. “It’s open contempt of a subpoena without an apparent basis,” Robbins said. The actual validity of Trump’s arguments, though, might have less bearing on events than their ability to slow down the process. “Really what Trump is trying to do, he’s trying to run out the clock on the January 6 select committee,” Punchbowl News co-founder John Bresnahan told MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart on Sunday. “And they need to move as quickly as they can on this.” “The question is really what Trump is trying to do, he’s trying to run out the clock on the January 6th select committee. And they need to move as quickly as they can on this,” @bresreports says of the Jan. 6 investigation. #SundayShow— The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart (@TheSundayShow) October 17, 2021 Trump’s behavior shows why the January 6 investigation is critical Trump’s attempts to stymie the January 6 investigation underscore exactly why the committee’s efforts are so crucial. Months after Biden took office, Trump and his allies are still using the same tactics that led up to the insurrection to try and propel him back to power. At a recent rally in Richmond, Virginia, for example, Trump persisted in claiming that the 2020 election was “stolen” from him, the AP reports. Attendees also pledged allegiance to a flag that was reportedly carried at the January 6 Trump rally that preceded the attack on the Capitol. This month, Trump also recorded a birthday message for Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed attempting to storm the Capitol on January 6. “Together we grieve her terrible loss. There was no reason Ashli should have lost her life that day,” Trump said in the video, which was played at a gathering of Babbitt’s friends and family last week. “We must all demand justice for Ashli and her family.” In the video, Trump also called for the DOJ to reopen an investigation into her death; the department declined to bring charges against the officer who shot Babbitt as she climbed over a barricade near the House chambers during the attack. As the tempo of Trump’s ongoing rhetoric demonstrates — as recently as Friday, he was calling for 2020 election results in Arizona’s second-most populous county to be decertified — neither he nor his allies intend to stop amplifying the kind of lies that led to the January 6 riot. And lawmakers say that is the reason the January 6 committee’s work, including in securing testimony from former Trump officials, is so important: to establish the truth of what actually happened before, during, and after the attack. “This is about the 10-year argument,” Kinzinger told Tapper on Sunday. “What are our kids going to think when they read the history books? Who’s going to win that argument? And I’ve always believed since I’ve been a kid in Sunday school that truth needs to win out.”
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Giants report card: Joe Judge senselessly put Daniel Jones at risk
Why did Joe Judge have Daniel Jones in the game the entire way? The outcome was decided and why risk an injury to the starting quarterback, throwing on every play?
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Reflections on an interview with Robert Durst
Besides this week’s murder conviction, that one was a different murder matter. It was his gruesome Texas trial where he hacked up a body — and was found NOT GUILTY. Calling me collect from his Galveston cell, he said he was annoyed. “Irritated,” was his word.
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Subway crime rate jumps amid 50 percent increase in thefts
According to the NYPD there were 96 grand larcenies in the subway system last month compared to 64 in August and 55 in July, according to the NYPD.
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British soccer club Newcastle starts new era with Saudi owners
A vehicle outside the stadium was emblazoned with the name "Jamal Khashoggi​" alongside an image of the journalist who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.
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Police Arrest Woman Caught on Camera Setting New York Jewish School on Fire
"It's a teachable moment for all of us, and of what kind of city we want to have, and what it takes to educate," the Yeshivah of Flatbush's Rabbi Joseph Beyda said.
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Leigh-Anne Pinnock addresses Jesy Nelson, Nicki Minaj drama at birthday bash
Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock teared up while defending her "character" during a speech given at her 30th birthday party over the weekend.
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Chicago Sky wins first WNBA championship, defeating the Phoenix Mercury in four games
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Chicago Sky Beat Phoenix Mercury for First W.N.B.A. Championship
The Sky battled back from a large second-half deficit to beat the Mercury in a thriller.
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Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis makes surprise first public appearance since breast cancer diagnosis
Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis surprised guests at the Hernando County Republican Party Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner Saturday with her first public appearance since Gov. Ron DeSantis revealed her breast cancer diagnosis
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