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Pharaoh Ramesses II Era Burial Cave Uncovered at Israeli Beach
The 13th-century BCE burial cave was discovered by accident when a mechanical digger penetrated its roof.
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Coast guard commander talks Hurricane Ian rescue efforts and challenges ahead
Rear Admiral Brendan McPherson, U.S. Coast Guard Seventh District Commander, joins “CBS Mornings” to discuss rescue efforts after Hurricane Ian, the destruction on the ground, and challenges ahead for their team.
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Amazon worker blasts customers for placing orders during Hurricane Ian
An Amazon driver blasted customers in a tirade about having to make deliveries to 172 people during Hurricane Ian – yelling, “I hate all of y’all right now!” The employee shared his rant on TikTok under the username @abnormalpoet, Newsweek first reported. “I hate all of y’all right now. Y’all knew this hurricane was coming...
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Putin plans to formally annex regions from Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to formally annex four regions from Ukraine, after Russia claimed victory in condemned referendums. Charlie D'Agata reports.
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Hayden Panettiere's Custody Situation Explained By Lawyers
The actress discussed the custody situation regarding her daughter, Kaya, who lives in Ukraine with her ex, Wladimir Klitschko on a recent podcast.
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No. 2 overall pick Chet Holmgren learning about NBA life despite foot injury costing him rookie season
Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren says he doesn't regret playing in a pro-gam game in which he suffered ligament damage in his right foot.      
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Women, Christians and Their Powerful Resistance to Iran's Fanatical Regime | Opinion
What does the mullahcracy fear?
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The 2022 midterm elections, explained
A person votes in Brooklyn, New York, in November 2021. | Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images The 2022 midterms are coming up on November 8, when voters across the US will decide the makeup of Congress, determine who will hold key offices in their states and cities, and weigh in on policies directly via ballot measures. Democrats currently have narrow majorities in both chambers, and because the same party holds the White House, conditions are ideal for them to pass bills President Joe Biden will sign. But forecasts suggest Democrats are likely to lose control of the House and keep the Senate this fall — though many key races are so close that anything is possible. Beyond Washington, governors, secretaries of state, and attorneys general, along with members of the legislature, are up for election in dozens of states. The winners of those contests will affect state policies on issues as varied as abortion, voting rights, and Covid-19. Vox has been digging into the stakes of individual races and the entire country and will continue to through and even after Election Day. If you’re just starting to follow the elections, you can get a better understanding of what’s on the line here, and if you’re trying to figure out what you need to do to vote, start here. Do you have something you want explained that you don’t see on this page? Ask a Vox reporter your questions about Congress here, about what’s going on in the states here, and about the politics of the midterms here.
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Putin Suffers Most Humiliating Ukraine Defeat Yet
ILYA PITALEVMoscow planned to celebrated the annexation of huge swathes of Eastern Ukraine Friday but Putin’s party was wrecked by a lightning counter-attack that may have trapped thousands of his men in a key city supposedly now part of Russia.Ukrainian sources claimed that the strategic city of Lyman, which has served as a Russian military hub in Donetsk, has been encircled and supply lines cut. “Lyman! The operation to encircle the Russian group is at the stage of completion,” said Ukrainian lawmaker Oleksiy Goncharenko on Friday. The claim could not be independently verified but, if confirmed, it would be one of the most serious Russian military losses of the war so far.Pro-Kremlin forces have conceded that the Ukrainians have made major gains in the region and are close to cutting off the Russian staging post in northern Donetsk, which has been under Russian control since July.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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A view of Hurricane Ian's destruction on Florida's west coast
David Begnaud boards a chopper to get an aerial view of the enormity of Hurricane Ian's destruction on Florida's west coast. He also speaks to a family of four who had to be rescued by the Coast Guard.
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Police Seek Help Identifying Hospitalized Man Found in Las Vegas Park
Police are asking anyone who may recognize the young man, who was found in August, to contact their missing persons unit.
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How Much Will You Save on Medicare in 2023?
Americans covered by Medicare Part B will receive a $62.40 discount on their annual premiums in 2023.
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Flamingos huddle in restroom during Hurricane Ian
A group of flamingos got a leg up on Hurricane Ian -- by hunkering down in a ladies room at a botanical garden in St. Petersburg.
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Residents of Fort Myers assess damage to homes
CBS News visited some communities in Fort Myers. Manuel Bojorquez spoke to residents who survived the storm as they embark on a journey to recovery.
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Looking at Aaron Judge’s free-agency ‘gamble,’ 61 home runs later
After turning down a sizable offer from the Yankees before the season, Aaron Judge bet on himself, and is now sure to cash in.
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Amid EU-Russia Tensions, Azerbaijan Hopes To Up Energy Exports to Europe
The Southern Gas Corridor starts in Azerbaijan and sinks into the Adriatic, providing energy to Italy, Greece, and Bulgaria.
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I’m a fitness influencer, here’s why respect is the secret to optimal health
"Respecting the body," she said, is the most important practice to partake in, especially when negative feelings about body image bubble up.
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Eye Opener: Hurricane Ian targets South Carolina
Hurricane Ian moves to South Carolina after leaving catastrophic damage in southwestern and central Florida. Also, Russian President Putin is expected to formally annex four regions from Ukraine. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener.
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Ian moves across Florida as a tropical storm
Cities in central and eastern Florida are attempting to pick up the pieces while rescue missions from massive storm surge flooding continue. Meg Oliver reports from St. Augustine.
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Ginni Thomas testifies before Jan. 6 committee
Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, voluntary testified before the House January 6 committee on Thursday. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane reports.
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Hurricane Ian expected to make second landfall in South Carolina
Ian is a hurricane again after regaining strength and is forecast to hit South Carolina, where a hurricane warning was issued for the entire coast. Mark Strassman reports.
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Who Was Marilyn Monroe's Father? Charles Stanley Gifford Mystery Solved
In new film "Blonde," it is said that Marilyn Monroe's father is an actor, and not her mother's husband, Martin Mortensen, as stated on her birth certificate.
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Clarence Thomas owes it to America to address Ginni Thomas' balmy conspiratorial beliefs
If Ginni Thomas is so convinced the 2020 presidential election was stolen that she's willing to say it to Congress, what does Clarence Thomas believe?       
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SNL is back. Here are the stories behind the show's iconic photos
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Woman Planning to Secretly Abort Husband's Baby Backed: 'Tell No One'
While most commenters support the woman's decision, a psychotherapist tells Newsweek that she encourages "open communication between intimate partners."
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Inflation soars to a record 10% in the 19-country Eurozone
Inflation in the European countries that use the euro has broken into double digits for the first time in the currency's history.
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Tua Tagovailoa ‘wasn’t the same guy’ when Mike McDaniel first saw QB after concussion
Tua Tagovailoa was released from the hospital and traveled back with the Dolphins to Miami after their 27-15 loss to the Bengals on Thursday night.
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Woman’s pregnancy reveal in viral bachelorette party video criticized on TikTok
"Definition of 'how can I make this about me.'"
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'Red-baiting' fliers mailed to Vietnamese Americans in tight California congressional race
GOP Rep. Michelle Steel's campaign doctored images to make Democratic rival Jay Chen appear to be a communist sympathizer
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L.A. Affairs: Teaching my blind husband to swim pushed our marriage to extraordinary depths
Tethered and apart, we had our share of challenges and beautiful moments in the water off Malibu.
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Breaking down the seven best games in college football's Week 5
Week 5 in college football is one of the best schedules of the season. Here's the best seven games to watch this weekend, led by an ACC showdown.       
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UFC free fight: Islam Makhachev tears through Dan Hooker in Round 1
Ahead of his lightweight title fight against Charles Oliveira at UFC 280, relive Islam Makhachev's finish of Dan Hooker at UFC 267.      Related StoriesUFC Fight Night 211 weigh-in results and live video stream (noon ET)Bellator 286 weigh-in results (noon ET)Patricio Freire planning eventual title chase at 135 – but says A.J. McKee trilogy looms, too - Enclosure 
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Will Elon Musk's Tesla Bot replace human workers? It's not that simple
Elon Musk says a new autonomous humanoid robot Tesla is set to unveil could make physical labor redundant. Technology experts doubt that
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'Mansion tax' would raise money for L.A. housing. Bass and Caruso don't support it
The L.A. ballot measure would add a tax to property sales of $5 million and above.
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How feds choreographed elaborate fake murder to nab L.A. developer
Arthur Aslanian was a successful developer in the Valley. He is now accused of trying to have two people he owed money to killed.
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Saugus High School football team to stop carrying 'thin blue line' flag in pregame ceremonies
The Saugus High School football team will no longer use the 'thin blue line' flag in its pregame ceremonies following a decision by the team's coach.
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Endorsement: Will Rollins for Congress
He's a former federal prosecutor who will advocate for abortion rights and other issues important to families.
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A $50,000 electric bill? The cost of cooling L.A.'s biggest houses in a heat wave
As heat waves hit, electric bills for mansions are becoming pricier than many mortgages.
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New Movies + Shows To Watch This Weekend: Disney+’s ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ + More
...plus Nothing Compares on Showtime, Ramy on Hulu, + more!
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Judge finds no rights violations in FBI seizure of Beverly Hills safe-deposit boxes
Judge rejects claim that the FBI violated the rights of hundreds of people when it searched their safe-deposit boxes in Beverly Hills
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Your guide to the L.A. City Council District 11 race: Traci Park vs. Erin Darling
Homelessness is the dominant issue in the City Council district serving Venice and other coastal areas.
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Caleb Williams redemption game: Three things to watch for in USC vs. Arizona State
After he struggled in USC's narrow win over Oregon State, quarterback Caleb Williams will be looking to get his season back on track against Arizona State.
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Pharma-funded FDA gets drugs out faster, but some work only ‘marginally’ and most are expensive
Since pharmaceutical companies started funding their FDA drug applications, the agency’s reviews have gone much faster — perhaps too fast.
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Here's the story behind the rise, fall, and rise again of Brazil's presidential hopeful Lula
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was a wildly popular president in Brazil, then went to prison on corruption charges. Now he's on the brink of an improbable comeback.
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Is Russia Still a Great Power? | Opinion
Despite Kyiv's impressive military successes, the war is not over.
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Endorsement: Rick Chavez Zbur for Assembly
Zbur's background in environmental policy and LGBTQ rights will make him a strong advocate for Santa Monica and Hollywood in the state Capitol.
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Why More Married Couples Are Sleeping In Separate Beds
"Once you have kids, sleeping is a luxury!" says a mom-of-one who hasn't shared a room with her husband for four years.
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Take Your Nose for a Walk
When I leave my house, I’m first struck by the scent of a dry lawn, its soil desiccated by the heat waves of this past summer. I admire a neighbor’s roses (honey, jam, cloves) and make a right at the pho restaurant (garlic, cinnamon, emulsified bones). The pungent mothballs used by a produce market to deter pests remind me of halitosis. That odor is soon overtaken by the smell of imported guava, so fragrant that it pierces right through the plastic wrap. This high-octane perfume follows me down the block.I am on a smell walk, a habit formed during the coronavirus pandemic: I stroll around my tree-lined neighborhood in Toronto’s east end, focusing not on the city’s more obvious sights and sounds, but on its subtler scented stimuli. I started these walks for my mental health—walking provided me with daily physical activity, and smelling enabled a much-needed sense of cognitive stillness. These days, it’s become a scavenger hunt for my curiosity, an opportunity to encounter new odors that might teach me something about the place and time I inhabit.Part of the allure of a smell walk, I’ll admit, is how challenging and clumsy it feels to engage such an underused sense. Moving through the world nose-first feels antithetical to how I—and maybe most of us—grew up within it. Ours is a culture dominated by the audiovisual; filtering our experience by olfaction doesn’t come as easily as noticing the changing of seasons in the trees, say, or recognizing a melody from a passing vehicle. It requires deliberate attention and an unnatural-seeming amount of mental effort, like maintaining a firm grasp on something that is used to being free.[Read: The only two seasons that matter now]It also feels a little like rooting for the underdog. If the five senses were a boy band, smell would certainly be the least popular member. This is not news: Some of the most influential philosophers in Western history turned up their noses at olfaction. “Man can smell things only poorly,” Aristotle declared, deeming our noses inaccurate sense organs. Immanuel Kant called smell “the most dispensable” of our senses, citing its fleeting nature as the reason “it does not pay to cultivate it or refine it.” Centuries later, a study conducted by the marketing company McCann Worldgroup would reveal that more than half of the 16-to-22-year-olds they interviewed would rather give up their sense of smell than technology. My friends agree, putting smell on the chopping block before all other senses, even when I, a lifelong fragrance nerd, tell them—with some indignation—that the senses are inextricable, and that about 80 percent of our experience of taste is actually olfactory in nature.The pandemic changed this indifference to scent. Loss of smell became a telltale sign of COVID infection. People around me started reporting a temporary loss of olfaction. Some experienced ghost smells, also known as phantosmia, such as a sudden waft of cigarette smoke out of nowhere. Others experienced parosmia—distortions in their perception of familiar smells. An epicurean friend (who, for a period, found her favorite dishes ruined by this condition) admitted to me that she’d never attributed much importance to her sense of smell—until it was gone.Elsewhere, stories about smell proliferated. TikToks extolling the benefits of smell training (the practice of repeatedly smelling the same handful of fragrances to rehabilitate the nose) hit my For You page. Mask wearers talked about missing the smells of the outside world. Scent had entered the chat. I felt a strange sense of camaraderie with these smell observers, who were newly attentive to its wonders; my obsession was finally being recognized.When I got COVID two years into the pandemic, I documented changes in my olfaction with a mix of trepidation and inquisitiveness. Reading about someone else’s parosmia is one thing, but the only way to truly understand a scent is to experience it firsthand. My sense of smell shape-shifted for weeks. Water tasted alarmingly metallic. Cilantro, mysteriously stripped of its floral soapiness, was palatable again. Perfumes I knew by heart smelled like they were riddled with holes—entire spectrums of scent that I could no longer detect. Smell walks gained another purpose, a chance to put my nose to the test: Would I be able to smell the grass at the park? What about the roasted coffee from the Starbucks on the corner? Would my sense of smell return—in its entirety—in time for the lilacs?Thankfully, it did, allowing me to indulge in some of my most cherished seasonal smells: clothes hung out to dry in the sun, the coconutty bouquet of drugstore sunscreens, a waft of charred meat from a distant grill. Soon, it’ll be the cool mineral air on a fall night, the must of wet leaves underfoot. The smell walks are a reminder that seasonal transitions happen in the atmosphere too, not just in the color of leaves overhead.What is a recreational practice for me draws on the extensive work of artists and academics who study how smell informs our understanding of public space. One of them is Kate McLean, the director of the graphic-design program at the University of Kent, who leads smell walks in cities worldwide to track how scents operate in particular environments. She translates the resulting data into “smellscape mappings”—vibrant renderings consisting of colored dots, which represent different smell sources, and radiating concentric blobs that show their decreasing intensity and drift. Summer of 2012 in Newport, Rhode Island, smelled like beer bars, beach roses, the ocean. Summer of 2017 around Astor Place, New York City: construction, wet garbage bins, cigarette smoke. We frequently remember our cities through photographs and archives, but how do we remember their smells? McLean’s cartography for the ephemeral becomes a shared memory to be passed on—and an invitation to capture, through a less common lens, the times and spaces we exist in.Smell awareness can also reveal sociocultural information that tends to be eclipsed by the other senses. The Berlin-based olfactory artist Sissel Tolaas, who has been logging scents since the 1990s, sees all smells as units of data, which she organizes in different ways. In Talking Nose, odors that Tolaas collected in Mexico City became a scratch-and-sniff map that called attention to the city’s dense air pollution; in the installation Eau D’You Who Am I, visitors were invited to touch the walls to release smells that represented different facets of Singaporean youth identity. Today, Tolaas’s personal scent archive consists of more than 7,000 smells, each numbered and preserved in its own aluminum can, and linked to a story about the context of that scent. “Every smell in the archive,” she writes, “has a story to tell.”I think that’s true of all smells. On my walks, the aim is to notice scents without judging their origins, as one might treat intruding thoughts during meditation. Tuning in can feel like discovering a secret radio station, one that communicates clues about the kaleidoscopic world we live in—who was here, what they consumed, how they spent their days. And if you keep up the smell walks, they become documents of change, in seasons as in culture. I live in fear that my favorite pho shop will one day close down and be replaced by a trendy cannabis shop, echoing the fate of so many other businesses in the area. What I’d miss most would be the immediate comfort of its smell.Kant deemed olfaction unworthy of study because of its ephemerality. His loss. For me, scent’s impermanence is precisely why it is so vital. It’s in many ways a mirror of life itself: here, then gone, made richer when we pay attention along the way.
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