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Gavin Newsom Lambasts Larry Elder's Suggestions of Election Fraud With Recall Vote Underway

"What that message sends to the United States people all across this country, the vote somehow doesn't matter, that the whole thing is rigged," the California Governor said.
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All the celebrity looks from the Elle Women in Hollywood 2021 red carpet
Celebrities including Ciara, Halle Berry and Demi Moore descended on the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA on Tuesday for Elle's 2021 Women in Hollywood event.
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Parkland Parent Wants Daughter's Killer to Pay 'Ultimate Price,' Pushes for Death Penalty
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Parkland shooter pleads guilty in high school massacre
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Evidence Brian Laundrie Controlled Gabby Petito, Behavioral Scientist Says
Dr. Ann Wolbert Burgess said that footage of Petito blaming herself for violence was a "classic sign" of her being controlled by Laundrie.
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College seniors concerned about graduating and employment amid coronavirus crisis
As colleges across the U.S. are suspended due to coronavirus concerns, millions of students are frustrated about job prospects and the possibility of even graduating. Jericka Duncan reports.
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Why TikTok star Zoe Laverne sold ‘exclusive’ $15 photos of her baby to fans
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Civil rights leader Reverend Joseph Lowery dies at age 98
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Former Senator Tom Coburn dies at age 72
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Airline industry in historic freefall as traveling comes to a halt
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January 6 House committee votes to hold Steven Bannon in criminal contempt for defying subpoena
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Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to the massacre at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School
The gunman's defense team is hoping to avoid the death penalty that prosecutors are seeking for the murders of 17 students and staff in Parkland, Fla.
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2016 Presidential Election Investigation Fast Facts
Read CNN's 2016 Presidential Election Investigation Fast Facts for information about probes into Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential race.
Internet sleuths say they saw ‘angel’ above Gabby Petito’s white van
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Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to murder charges for Parkland high school massacre
Nikolas Cruz, the gunman who carried out the massacre of students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018, pleaded guilty in a Florida courtroom Wednesday to 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder.
Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to murder charges for Parkland high school massacre
Nikolas Cruz, the gunman who carried out the massacre of students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018, pleaded guilty in a Florida courtroom Wednesday to 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder.
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Climate Chaos Helped Spark the French Revolution—and Holds a Dire Warning for Today
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Washington releases kicker Dustin Hopkins, signs Chris Blewitt off practice squad
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90-year-old coronavirus survivor shares her story
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Washington releases kicker Dustin Hopkins, signs Chris Blewitt off practice squad
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Sabres rally to beat Canucks, improve to 3-0
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Italian hospital modifying scuba masks to replace ventilators
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New Orleans, Chicago, and Detroit likely to see conditions worsen next week, Surgeon General says
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Possible bomb threat being investigated at Walter Reed
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President Trump signs $2 trillion COVID-19 emergency bill
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Coronavirus Q&A: Experts answer your most pressing questions on health and the economy
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John Eastman Is Not a Victim of Cancel Culture
I am a lifelong conservative. For the past 20 years, I have been a leader in the Federalist Society. I was nominated by President Donald Trump three times to serve as a federal judge, though I never secured a hearing, because then-Senator Kamala Harris blocked my nomination. I did not vote for President Joe Biden in 2020, and I hope he is defeated in 2024 by a principled and ethical conservative Republican.But I also believe that Biden won the 2020 election fairly. Those who are enabling Trump’s ongoing effort to challenge the legitimacy of the election—John Eastman chief among them—should be rejected by all conservatives who love their country. He and others like him pose a clear and present danger to the health of our republic.Following the election, Eastman represented Trump in challenging the election results on the basis of unsupported claims of fraud, and urged Vice President Mike Pence to block the electoral-vote count in Congress. These actions crossed a serious line because they sought to overturn the will of the voters. Now he is complaining about supposedly being deplatformed by the Federalist Society. He has specifically called me out, writing, “Some of the more vicious attacks on me have come from Federalist Society leaders like Jeremy Rosen, with no rebuttal opportunity afforded to me.” An email I wrote in the aftermath of the events of January 6, criticizing Eastman, was reported in the press, but I was far from the only conservative to make such points. Thus, I am not sure why he is singling me out.[Adam Serwer: Trump’s plan for a coup are now public]It gives me no joy to fight him on this. I have known Eastman for roughly 20 years and considered him a friend. We were connected on Facebook, we have many mutual friends, I contributed to his campaign years ago for California attorney general, and each year for about a decade, I invited him to participate in the annual Supreme Court roundup event sponsored by the Los Angeles Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.I also want to make clear that, although I have been a volunteer leader in the Federalist Society for more than 20 years, I do not speak for the organization. Speaking for myself, I believe that principled conservatives need to take a stand against those in the conservative movement who have shed actual conservative principles to peddle a false and dangerous narrative.Many of Eastman’s critics on the left lack credibility, given their reprehensible silence during previous dangerous stunts by Democratic members of Congress who objected to counting the electoral votes legitimately won by George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004 and by Trump in 2016. That the Democrats who so irresponsibly attacked previous election results were fewer in number than the Republicans now doing the same does not minimize the dangerous precedent set by such antics. Principled conservatives who properly objected to the attempted assault on the rule of law in prior elections should do so again here.The genius of our Constitution is in its separation of powers among the three branches of government and among the federal government, the states, and the people. Our system can survive only when all three branches of the federal government adhere to the rule of law and do not arrogate to themselves powers not granted to them by the Constitution. That is why judges need to apply originalist and textualist principles to ensure that they do not become unelected tyrants imposing on the nation their whims disguised as constitutional law. Likewise, presidents and members of Congress need to respect the will of the voters and not seek to retain power through extra-constitutional means.In his January 6 speech to the mob that would ultimately storm the Capitol, Eastman claimed that many voting machines had a secret folder that included additional votes for Biden. According to Eastman, after all the votes were in, those secret votes were assigned to people who hadn’t voted, in order to push Biden over the top in multiple states. The Trump campaign pursued at least 50 unsuccessful legal challenges to various state Electoral College slates along similar lines. Many of those cases were decided by conservative judges, some of whom had been appointed by Trump himself. There is simply no evidence that the voting machines in multiple states, including those with Republican Secretaries of State, were altered to manufacture votes for Biden.[David A. Graham: The new Lost Cause]Eastman also prepared a six-page memo for Pence, arguing that Pence had broad powers to stop the Electoral College–vote counting in the Senate. Eastman asserted that the vice president had the authority under the Twelfth Amendment to determine on his own which Electoral College votes were valid and to count only those, thus giving the election to Trump. This theory does not hold up to basic scrutiny. Applying originalism to interpret the Twelfth Amendment, Derek Muller, a professor at the University of Iowa and a prominent conservative election lawyer, explains that the vice president lacks any authority other than to announce the votes that have already been counted by Congress. Indeed, in 2000, Eastman himself argued that Vice President Al Gore did not have power over the counting, because only both houses of Congress possess such authority. If Gore lacked the power to challenge the counting of Electoral College votes he disputed to deprive then-Governor Bush of the presidency, so too did Pence with regard to Trump.Finally, Eastman seeks to tie his alleged deplatforming by the Federalist Society to the legitimate and real problems caused by the cancel-culture movement on the left. Recent events at Yale Law School and MIT, for example, show that there are some progressives who wish to silence anyone who thinks differently from them. As David Lat and others have noted, threats to deplatform people because of disagreement with their message harm free speech and public discourse. Conservatives also have engaged in attempts to cancel those with whom they disagree, and such efforts are just as wrong.But what Eastman complains about is not cancel culture. Eastman actively sought to help Trump steal an election he did not win. Had they succeeded, the peaceful and orderly transfer of power that is the hallmark of any democracy would have been threatened for the first time in our nation’s history. Seeking to subvert and damage our democracy is not the same as speaking freely, and it does not warrant any platform. Once our nation’s leaders refuse to be bound by the rule of law, the entire underpinning of our liberal democracy is lost.The 2020 election was bitterly fought. Many people, including myself, had real concerns about the Biden-Harris agenda. But the fact that one is ultimately unhappy with the winner of a national election does not justify overturning the will of the voters. Principled conservatives should accept the legitimacy of the election, actively oppose Biden’s many bad policy proposals, and work hard to ensure that a Republican wins the next election, fair and square.
Dr. Agus on coronavirus pandemic: Social distancing "is starting to work"
The U.S. has reached a grim milestone with over 1,000 dead because of the coronavirus pandemic, as Dr. Anthony Fauci warns that a second wave of the virus could be possible. However, Dr. David Agus says that current social distancing efforts are working, and claims the country will be prepared for any future outbreaks. He joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about how efforts to flatten the coronavirus curve are set to benefit the country in the long term.
Barkov breaks tie in 3rd, Panthers defeat Lightning 4-1
Aleksander Barkov scored the go-ahead goal 3:40 into the third period and the Florida Panthers won their third straight game by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Tuesday night.
How to help your community amid coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on many facets of everyday life, but has also shown the remarkable ways people can and have stepped up to help each other in a time of need. New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about how you can reach out and help your community as well, as part of our partnership with Rubin and her award-winning podcast, "Happier."
Most Independents, a Key Demographic for Biden, Blame Him for Rising Prices
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How are everyday people handling the new normal of social distancing?
“CBS This Morning” followed four people across the U.S. as they spent a week documenting their social distancing. We heard from Val Biancaniello, a Pennsylvania respiratory therapist, Alfonso Auz, a DoorDash driver in North Carolina, Naj Austin, who founded Ethel’s Club, a social club for people of color in Brooklyn and Reverend Kelly Hough Rogers, senior minister of the Scarsdale Congregational Church in New York. They, like millions of Americans, are navigating their new normal amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Live Updates: Confirmation Hearings for U.S. Ambassadors to China and Japan
R. Nicholas Burns, the nominee for U.S. ambassador to China, is facing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Then Rahm Emanuel, the nominee for U.S. ambassador to Japan, will face the panel amid objections by some Democrats over his handling of a killing of a Black teenager by police in 2014.
Photos: The stars were out at Lakers home opener
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Dune Is Epic, but That’s Not Why It’s Great
Paul Atreides, the handsome young protagonist of Dune, is one of science fiction’s original chosen ones. His heroic journey from plucky teenager to feared warrior has been imitated time and time again—think of Luke Skywalker or Harry Potter. But the director Denis Villeneuve’s film is the first adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel to properly portray the grim tragedy of Paul’s arc; the movie is epic in scope, but it understands the quieter human underpinnings of the original work.At the heart of Herbert’s Dune series, a multi-book tale of space empires, sandworms, religious fervor, and political gamesmanship spanning centuries, was a simple observation: Great power comes with terrible burden. Dune follows the Atreides family after Duke Leto Atreides (played by Oscar Isaac) is given control of Arrakis, a harsh planet that is mined for a magical substance called spice, crucial to space travel. The Duke knows the gift is a poisoned chalice, an opportunity to fail that’s been set up by an evil baron—but still he accepts, hoping to defeat the odds stacked against him. His wife, Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), is an aristocratic space witch who works to mold the future behind the scenes. And their son, Paul (Timothée Chalamet), might be the messiah, a baby she willed into existence against her training. He is marked from birth with the potential to change the universe’s destiny. But being at the center of a cosmic chess match is as terrifying as it is exhilarating.All of this information will seem basic to a Dune fan, but it’s difficult to communicate on screen without massive voice-over information dumps, a tactic David Lynch resorted to in his failed 1984 adaptation. Luckily, Villeneuve’s film—billed on-screen as Dune: Part One—attempts to translate only the first half of Herbert’s first book. It has more room to breathe as a result, so it can offer newcomers to the series more clarity and spend real time developing its characters beyond familiar archetypes.[Read: The messy, misunderstood glory of David Lynch’s Dune]The scale still feels immense—enough to capture the magnitude of Herbert’s storytelling, which blended the fall of the Roman empire with 20th-century imperialism and flung it into a far future, in which space aristocrats wrestle for control of whole planets. Villeneuve, a French-Canadian director, emerged with the indie works Polytechnique and Incendies. But his Hollywood output steadily increased in budget and ambition, beginning with dark thrillers such as Prisoners and Sicario, and then moving into the staggering science fiction of Arrival and Blade Runner 2049. With Dune, Villeneuve takes on a famed best seller that defeated one of the finest filmmakers alive, and it’s his grandest gamble yet: He imagines city-size ships, helicopters that look like dragonflies, and giant worms rampaging around the desert, and pairs them with a thundering Hans Zimmer score. Dune will be released on HBO Max the same day it hits theaters, but it’s best enjoyed on the largest possible screen with a bone-rattling sound system.The grandeur was expected; Villeneuve is a rare director who actually knows what to do with a colossal budget. His movies, though, are often dismissed as chilly puzzle boxes. Although I count myself as a fan of his work, I did wonder if the large ensemble—including Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and Charlotte Rampling—might feel like pawns being moved around on a galactic board. But he wisely places the emotional focus on the central trio: Paul and his parents, all struggling against the rigid expectations that other people—and their society—have for them. Chalamet plays Paul as someone alternately tempted by and fearful of his prophesied future, and of the mythic powers that carry him further and further from normalcy. Isaac’s Duke, tinged with sadness and resignation, tries to make small steps toward a peace that he knows is unlikely. But Ferguson is the star of the show, imperious at one moment and fragile the next, torn between nurturing her son’s purpose and protecting him from becoming a monster. Warner Bros. Pictures Those finely drawn emotions made Dune resonate for me, much more than its stunning battle sequences or sweeping landscapes. Villeneuve’s sole error is that in giving himself time to explore Herbert’s novel, he has robbed himself of a proper ending—the film cuts off about halfway into the book, and you don’t have to be a reader to tell. The film left me wanting much more, but one hopes this Dune won’t become another strange footnote in film history. Villeneuve’s vision can be fulfilled only if he’s allowed to complete the tale.
Seal rescued after swimming 80 miles with Red Bull can stuck in mouth
Animal lovers were overjoyed and praised UK officials who saved the helpless marine mammal.
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Bitcoin soars past $65,000 to hit all-time high
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