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Dominion Voting's Lawsuit Against Mike Lindell Cites 'FightForTrump' MyPillow Discount Code

The lawsuit alleges that the discount codes helped boost MyPillow sales by between 30 and 40 percent.
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Top Biden adviser pushes reparations commission, predicts progress 'breaking down systemic racism'
White House adviser Cedric Richmond said it is “doable” for President Biden to make progress in his first term to break down barriers for people of color, as the administration supports a study on potential reparations for Black Americans.
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Hurricane season start date could shift earlier, thanks to a surge in May storms
Meteorologists are considering moving the start date of the Atlantic hurricane season back, from June 1 to May 15.       
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Mets to honor Seaver with 41 patch on jerseys this season
The New York Mets will honor the late Tom Seaver by wearing a “41” patch on their home and away jerseys this season.
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Major test for Voting Rights Act at Supreme Court as GOP pushes new election rules
As Republicans in nearly every state push new voting restrictions, the Supreme Court will decide how those new rules should be judged under federal civil rights law.
Gavin Newsom is the 'poster child' for not following his own mandates: Mike Huckabee
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee blasted California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday, calling him the “poster child” for not following his own mandates.
Giroir says states causing 'irreparable harm' to kids with ongoing school closures
Former Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir asserted Monday that states are causing "irreparable harm" to kids by keeping schools closed.
Hollywood stars take Golden Globes to task
Entertainment Reporter Nischelle Turner speaks to the elephant in the virtual room at this year's awards ceremony: of 87 voting members, not one is Black.
Films From the Middle East and North Africa Often Struggle to Reach Viewers in the Region. A New Streaming Service Aims to Bring Them Home
Shasha is the world’s first platform showcasing films from the Middle East and North Africa to a global audience
Eating this ratio of fruit and veggies could help you live longer, study suggests
How many servings of fruits and veggies should you be getting each day? A new study published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, aims to provide an answer.
Lady Gaga's dog walker recounts being shot in Los Angeles
Ryan Fischer, who was shot while walking Lady Gaga's three dogs in Los Angeles, has spoken out in an emotional Instagram post. Her two French bulldogs were stolen but later returned. CBS Los Angeles reports.
Home of NFL's Detroit Lions hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic
The domed home of the Detroit Lions on Monday welcomed educators and school staff from southeast Michigan for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
Biden's balancing act with MBS
Ben Hubbard, Author of "MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed bin Salman", reacts to America's approach to the Saudi Crown Prince after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
George Floyd case: Minneapolis won't pay social media influencers during Derek Chauvin trial after backlash
Minneapolis City Council said Monday it’s no longer continuing with plans to contract social media influencers to spread city-approved messages during the murder trial against Derek Chauvin, an ex-cop charged in George Floyd’s death, after activists accused the city of buying the narrative about the case.
Putin critic Alexei Navalny transferred to ‘extremely strict’ penal colony
Alexei Navalny, 44, is serving a two-and-a-half year prison sentence for parole violations that he claims are politically motivated and falsified.
Spain is the EU's Biggest Threat, Not Russia | Opinion
Spain's persistent abuse of Catalan activists is not in line with safeguarding the democratic morals of the European Union.
Twitter is tweaking its approach to vaccine misinformation
Twitter, like other social media companies, is contending with vaccine misinformation as Covid-19 inoculations roll out. | Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images The company is introducing a new strike system that could lead to some users getting permanently banned. Like other social media companies, Twitter has banned harmful misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccines out of concern that it could make people more hesitant to get inoculated. Now, the social media platform is adding more layers to its approach. On Monday, Twitter said that posts deemed to be harmful misinformation will be subject to labels directing people to content curated by Twitter, public health resources, or the company’s rules. At the same time, users who continue to post such tweets will be subject to a strike policy. If a user posts too much vaccine misinformation and gets five strikes, their account could be permanently deleted from the app. “Our goal with these product interventions is to provide people with additional context and authoritative information about COVID-19,” said the company in a Monday blog post. “Through the use of the strike system, we hope to educate people on why certain content breaks our rules so they have the opportunity to further consider their behavior and their impact on the public conversation.” The new labels and strikes will be rolled out in phases. At first, Twitter says that labels will only be applied by human moderators, and will start with content in English. The idea, the company explained, is to train the social network’s artificial intelligence-based systems to make rulings on its own, a process that will take some time to develop. As Recode reported last year, Twitter’s automated labeling appeared to flag posts that weren’t misinformation because of keywords they used. Labels and strikes for false vaccine claims are not the only new misinformation strategy Twitter’s working on. In late January, the company also announced that it was developing a new tool called Birdwatch that’s designed to crowdsource expertise and beat back false narratives in a Wikipedia-like forum eventually connected to Twitter’s main app. The company, as it has throughout the pandemic, has been trying to elevate authoritative voices, like Anthony Fauci’s, to speak on vaccine-related issues. It’s also working with the White House to clamp down on vaccine misinformation. The new strategies to combat misinformation highlight how Twitter has had to adapt its approach as the nature of the pandemic has shifted. Last year, the company said it would remove harmful misinformation about the coronavirus and says it’s “removed 8,493 tweets and challenged 11.5 million accounts” since then. Twitter also started applying labels to Covid-19 claims — such as the idea that 5G cellular networks were somehow related to Covid-19 — that it deemed misleading but not drastic enough for removal. Screenshot from Twitter Twitter’s “Get the facts about COVID-19” flag showed up on posts that were not misinformation, but used keywords that popped up in other false claims. Then, as vaccine candidates drew closer to authorization, Twitter announced in December that it would ban harmful misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccines, following in the footsteps of Facebook and YouTube. The “most harmful” tweets, like those that contained vaccine conspiracy theories or false claims that could lead to physical harm, would be removed from the platform. “In the context of a global pandemic, vaccine misinformation presents a significant and growing public health challenge — and we all have a role to play,” the company said at the time. How well Twitter’s new label and strikes policies will work in actually curbing vaccine misinformation remains to be seen. Experts have highlighted that not all content opposed to vaccines is framed in terms of factual claims, and experts have warned that simply taking down false information about vaccines isn’t always the best approach for curbing vaccine hesitancy. At the same time, as more vaccine candidates are authorized, we should only expect the variety of false claims about Covid-19 vaccines to proliferate. Open Sourced is made possible by Omidyar Network. All Open Sourced content is editorially independent and produced by our journalists.
Former NYT reporter breaks silence after being ousted amid racial slur controversy
Donald G. McNeil Jr., the star New York Times reporter who resigned amid uproar over his 2019 use of a racial slur, broke his silence on Monday, leveling criticism against some of the newspaper's top brass and offering his own explanation for the events that ended his decades-long career at the outlet.
Inside Tiger Woods’ ex Elin Nordegren’s new $10M Palm Beach mansion
She has downsized a bit.
Meet the 7-foot-9 basketball enigma Abiodun Adegoke
Abiodun Adegoke is 7-9 and pure mystery. The Nigerian center is blowing up around the world right now after a viral video showed off his insane basketball frame. Adegoke is already nearly three inches taller than the tallest players to ever play in the NBA. He is also a teenager — but that’s where the...
NY attorney general says she's received letter to investigate sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Cuomo
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Monday that she has received the letter she needs to launch an independent investigation into claims of sexual harassment against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
First Johnson & Johnson vaccines get packed up
Officials at a Kentucky distribution center cheered for the first doses of Johnson & Johnson to be packed up and shipped out. They even signed the boxes on the way out. (March 1)
Here's what you need to know about the new Biggie doc on Netflix
Biggie's close friend and manager release new Netflix documentary sharing rare behind-the-scenes footage and testimonials from friends and family.
Keilar points out Fox News host's hypocrisy
CNN's Brianna Keilar rolls the tape on Fox News host Pete Hegseth's hypocrisy after he derided "esoteric" ivy league conversations at CPAC, despite having multiple ivy league degrees, and how Trump's talking points mirror what's on the network.
In Leonardtown, Md., final recognition for a ‘witch’ who died 300 years ago
The legend of Moll Dyer — and her curse — has been passed down for generations.
Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana’s diamond bracelet for Oprah interview
"They wanted to wear the bracelet to have [Harry's] mother there with them during the interview," a spokesperson for the Duchess explained.
Who is to blame for the Texas winter storm power failure?
Severe cold weather knocked out power to millions of Texas residents, causing a massive spike in demand statewide. The state has a free-market approach to energy -- prices are not fixed as they are in many other parts of the country -- so some were hit with massive bills. President and CEO of the American Clean Power Association Heather Zichal joins CBSN with more.
Aggies reach best-ever ranking of No. 2 in women's AP Top 25
Texas A&M moved up to No. 2, its highest ranking ever in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll, a day after winning its first Southeastern Conference regular-season title.
Chinese Military to Hold Month-Long Drill in Occupied South China Sea
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will begin military exercises in the South China Sea — which China illegally claims is entirely within its territory — on Monday, in a move Chinese social media framed as a message to the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden.
Four adults, two kids found in back of U-Haul on Garden State Parkway
Troopers stopped the van on Garden State Parkway in Toms River just after noon on Sunday -- after they received a 911 call from inside the back of the vehicle, officials said.
Military provokes protesters in Myanmar
UN Special Envoy on Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener says the junta has a clear textbook for staying in power as she urges protesters not to fall into its trap
Seth Rogen to launch weed company Houseplant in US: ‘My life’s work’
"This is honestly my life's work and I've never been more excited about anything."
At CPAC, Donald Trump targets the Republican Party of Liz Cheney and Mitch McConnell
Former President Trump told CPAC he wants to "get rid of" Republicans who oppose him and supported impeachment.
Former New York Times reporter breaks silence after being ousted amid racial slur controversy
Donald G. McNeil Jr., the star New York times reporter who resigned amid uproar over his 2019 use of a racial slur, broke his silence on Monday, leveling criticism against some of the newspaper's top brass and offering his own explanation for the events that ended his decades-long career at the outlet.
Fed Up San Francisco Parents Launch Recall Effort to Oust School Board Members
Parents in San Francisco fed up with shuttered schools have launched a campaign to recall three elected members of the local school board.
Efrain Álvarez left off US Olympic soccer training roster
LA Galaxy midfielder Efrain Álvarez was left off the United States 31-man training roster ahead of Olympic qualifying for North and Central America and the Caribbean after being included by both the Americans and Mexico on preliminary squads.
Man behind $5K Chinatown tipping spree explains his motivation
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DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas: There Is No Crisis on the Border
Alejandro Mayorkas appeared at the White House press briefing on Monday with press secretary Jen Psaki to address the growing number of questions about Biden's handling of the border.
Listen to Episode 36 of ‘Pinstripe Pod’: Concerned with Yankees’ Starting Pitching? feat. Suzyn Waldman
The Yankees are already a game into their 2021 spring training schedule. They went through the first game without an injury to speak of, which means it’s a grand success thus far. That’s going to be the big question for this team all season. Can they stay healthy? They brought a couple of starting pitchers...
Federer out of Miami Open; will train to 'work his way back'
Roger Federer is withdrawing from this month's Miami Open so he can spend extra time preparing to “work his way back out on tour,” his agent told The Associated Press on Monday.
Who Put Pantone in Charge of Color?
The company best known for its Color of the Year is a governing body in the world of design.
A Death in Payson Canyon
A teen’s death appeared to be a suicide -- but investigators say she was helped by a friend who recorded it and weeks earlier texted “it's like getting away with murder.” CBS News correspondent David Begnaud investigates.
Amanda Nunes loves being a mother, and she enters UFC 259 with renewed purpose
"Definitely Raegan is a blessed baby, keeping me motivated more and more."       Related StoriesUFC 259 'Embedded,' No. 1: Jan Blachowicz celebrates 38th birthdayUFC 259: Make your predictions for three title fights in Las VegasCalf kick from hell: Australian champion shatters opponent's leg with hard low kick
Vicente Gonzalez, Texas Democratic Representative, Calls Biden's Immigration Plans 'Catastrophic'
The congressman originally pushed back against Biden's proposed immigration reform policies in February, before their formal introduction in Congress.
Letters to the Editor: Republicans were worshipping a golden idol of Trump at CPAC. You can't make this stuff up
Like the unfaithful Israelites who worshipped a golden idol, Republican Christians had a golden Trump idol to worship at CPAC.
Trump wins CPAC straw poll on the 2024 presidential primary, with 55 percent support
Former President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on February 28 in Orlando. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images The CPAC poll showed greater support for Trump’s agenda than for the potential 2024 candidate himself. After former President Donald Trump’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Committee — his first public event since leaving office — a straw poll of attendees indicated Republicans are supportive of his priorities, but his personal support may be slightlyslipping. Just over half of respondents — 55 percent — called Trump their preferred candidate for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination in the CPAC straw poll. Sixty-eight percent said they wanted him to run again — a strong majority, but perhaps abit underwhelming for an event that was so dedicated to the former president, it featured a golden statue of him. In contrast, an overwhelming 95 percent said they supported the GOP advancing Trump’s agenda and policies, suggesting his voters might be more interested in the direction he took the party than in the man himself. The CPAC straw poll, while interesting, is not necessarily predictive — the last time it predicted the eventual nominee was 2012, according to Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman. CPAC staw poll winners:2010: Ron Paul2011: Ron Paul2012: Mitt Romney2013: Rand Paul2014: Rand Paul2015: Rand Paul2016: Ted Cruz— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) February 28, 2021 Still,Karl Rove, a Republican political operative and former adviser to George W. Bush, said on Fox News that the relatively low polling numbers at CPAC, of all places, should concern the former president. “This is the truest Trump believers,” Rove said. “And for him to only get 55 percent says he is losing strength because he’s not introducing something new. He’s losing strength whether he recognizes it.” The CPAC poll stands in contrast to other recent findings. A Politico/Morning Consult poll taken from February 19 to 22 found that Trump had a 79 percent approval rating among Republicans, higher than the 69 percent of support seen for congressional Republicans and an abysmal 34 percent for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). A Suffolk University/USA Today poll found that 46 percent of Trump voters surveyed would leave the party in favor of a Trump-created third party if he took that route. (Trump said at CPAC that he would not create a splinter party.) Half of them want the GOP to take a stronger pro-Trump stance. Another Politico/Morning Consult poll taken from February 14 to 15, after his second impeachment trial, found similar support to the CPAC straw poll — 54 percent said they would support a Trump bid in the 2024 primary, and 59 percent said he should play a major role in the party going forward. But the nearly identical CPAC finding is surprising given Trump’s popularity at the event, which brings together some of the most dedicated factions of the GOP base. While the CPAC poll numbers were a bit lower than the approval Trump has enjoyed in other polls, he still holds a significant majority over other potential 2024 competitors, and widespread approval among his base. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis finished second in the straw poll, with 21 percent choosing him as their first-choice candidate — a potential nod to DeSantis’s popularity in the Orlando event’s host state. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem finished in a distant third, with 4 percent. In a poll that did not include the former president, DeSantis and Noem bested third-place finisher Donald Trump Jr. and fourth-place candidate Mike Pompeo, Trump’s former secretary of state, suggesting CPAC attendees may be interested in new — albeit pro-Trump — blood, as opposed to Trump’s family and former administration officials. Republicans are still very deferential toward the former president The 95 percent approval for Trump’s policies, and an additional finding that 97 percent of CPAC attendees approved of Trump’s performance as president, indicate he still holds sway over the GOP, even if he doesn’t run again. And other Republicans’ speeches at the conference underscored the kingmaker role he could hold going forward. As Vox’s Aaron Rupar writes, McCarthy used his time at the event to demonstrate House Republicans’ fealty to Trump. If you watched House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Saturday panel discussion at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) after spending four months in a coma, you’d not only think that there was no January 6 insurrection aimed at overthrowing former President Donald Trump’s election loss, but that Trump actually won a second term. McCarthy’s remarks in particular — and CPAC 2021 in general — illustrate how whatever second thoughts the Republican establishment had about Trump following the insurrection have fallen by the wayside. And they were a reminder that although Trump did lose reelection, he remains a popular, and therefore powerful, figure in the Republican Party. McCarthy didn’t make the former president the focus of his remarks, but was quick to praise Trump early during his event, crediting the former president for Republicans picking up seats in the House of Representatives following last November’s election. Trump, who rewards loyalty and weaponizes dissent, used part of his speech to name and shame the Republicans who voted to impeach him. He criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who he has publicly sparred with over McConnell’s support of the impeachment trial, though he ultimately voted to acquit. In a sign of how Republicans are likely to coalesce around Trump’s popularity, McConnell said he would “absolutely” support Trump if he won the nomination in 2024 — personal attacks notwithstanding.
The trailer for Netflix's college admissions documentary is here. And it's a doozy
Netflix's upcoming documentary 'Operation Varsity Blues' digs into the college admissions scandal that snared actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman.
Psaki says Biden backs probe of Cuomo harassment allegations, accusers deserve respect
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday said President Biden supports the investigation into the sexual harassment allegations leveled against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, maintaining that "every woman" who comes forward be treated with "respect."
Migrants face danger as numbers headed toward US grow
Carlos was working in the field a few weeks ago, planting corn and beans under the scorching Honduran sun, when he suddenly knew what he would do.