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Here's how Democrats want to tax billionaires' capital gains

Racing to find alternate ways to pay for their massive budget reconciliation package, congressional Democrats are now targeting the wealth of the very richest Americans.
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Two men fatally struck by NYC subway trains overnight: cops
Two men were fatally struck by trains in Brooklyn and Manhattan overnight according to the NYPD. One of the deaths has been ruled a suicide.
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Devin Nunes chose Trump-branded truth as a career five years ago
A culmination, not a change.
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Kansas Police Spend Entire Day Chasing Camel Who Escaped From Live Nativity
Law enforcement tried to catch the dashing dromedary—branded "Forrest Hump" by local residents—using golf carts and a lasso.
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People are regretting spending $800 dollars on a Chanel advent calendar featuring stickers and a dust-bag
“Bro stop selling the advent calendar,” one angry social media user begged the brand amid growing backlash.
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Is Eddie Leaving '9-1-1'? What We Know About Ryan Guzman's Future on the Show
"9-1-1" this year ended on the cliffhanger that Eddie is ready to leave – and some clues from actor Ryan Guzman might reveal what happens next.
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Tech companies join the fight to take down hacking groups
Google and Microsoft both announced takedown operations in the past 24 hours.
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Ariana Grande 'Asianfishing' Controversy Explained
The pop star's appearance in new photos has been questioned.
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Biden’s Thorny Options for Changing the Supreme Court
The likelihood of a solid conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court for years to come, one perhaps poised even to overrule the landmark abortion-rights decision Roe v. Wade, has some worried Democrats considering changes to the court itself. Some urged President Joe Biden to pursue the idea of expanding, or “packing,” the court beyond its current nine seats, though Biden has indicated he doesn’t like that idea. Others would replace the life tenure of Supreme Court justices with fixed terms
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The Daily Money: Pandemic highlights the need to help the 'unbanked'
Today's top stories from USA TODAY Money.      
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How Bennington's literary brat pack spawned an addictive, L.A.-obsessed podcast
Lili Anolik's 'Once Upon a Time ... at Bennington College,' on the school days of Bret Easton Ellis, Donna Tartt and Jonathan Lethem, concludes this week.
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Melrose Avenue neighborhood group to install license plate readers over crime worries
Melrose Action raised $30,000 for license plate readers, including $10,000 from L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz. The readers start going up this week.
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Senate Finance to scrutinize Amazon, data brokers
Also: More details on new teen safety features for Instagram.
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This warm spinach artichoke dip is extra creamy, with a little added zip
Hot sauce adds a tangy zip to this otherwise classic recipe for warm spinach and artichoke dip.
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Schumer's tight timeline
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer isn't backing away from his goal of passing Democrats’ reconciliation bill out of the chamber by Christmas.
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Amanda Gorman's debut poetry collection 'Call Us What We Carry' inspires fellow WriteGirls
"Call Us What We Carry" cements Gorman as one of the greatest poets of her time. Fellow WriteGirl mentors and mentees reflect on her influence.       
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How To Watch ‘Live In Front Of A Studio Audience’
ABC has a gift for all of us this holiday season... Live In Front Of A Studio Audience!
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How Roe v. Wade could tip the midterms — or not
A majority of U.S. voters have a message for the Supreme Court: Leave Roe v. Wade alone.
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What to expect as Biden and Putin hold video call amid tensions at Russia-Ukraine border
President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet today via video call amid heightened tensions as tens of thousands of Russian troops have massed near the Ukrainian border. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joins "CBSN AM" from the White House to discuss.
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The media has given Republicans a free pass on assaulting democracy
Democrats need to take the gloves off.
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Google disrupted a massive botnet that hackers used to steal information and mine cryptocurrency
Tech giants like Google and Microsoft are increasingly going after hackers and botnets like Glupteba.
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The media has given Republicans a free pass on assaulting democracy
Democrats need to take the gloves off.
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Wrestling Top 10: Much has changed across the sport, but Damascus remains on top in the area
Area teams are beginning their new seasons, and a sense of normalcy is refreshing after last winter.
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Second-grader brought gun to St. Louis elementary school
The child reportedly found the weapon in a box under his parents' bed.
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Thief breaks into Brooklyn synagogue 3 times, steals $2K from donation box
The suspect first broke into the Congregation Israel of Kings Bay Synagogue around 10 p.m. on Nov. 22 by breaking a rear window.
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Cop Kills Wife, Five Others in Shooting Spree: Police
Kenyan police said the officer, identified as Police Constable Benson Imbasi, went on a "killing spree" near the capital Nairobi before taking his own life.
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How To Defeat Shiny Druddigon in 'Pokemon GO's' Dragonspiral Descent Event
As part of "Pokemon GO's" new Dragonspiral Descent event, players can get their hands on a shiny Druddigon. Here is how to defeat one and claim it for your own.
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UAE moving official workweek to Monday through Friday
Government employees would work a half-day on Friday, the traditional Muslim holy day, and then take Saturday and Sunday off.
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Ethiopia Says It Recaptured 2 Strategic Towns From Tigray Rebels
The government said it took back the towns of Dessie and Kombolcha, the latest in a string of wins Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has claimed in recent days.
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Brooke Shields blasts Barbara Walters over ‘criminal’ 1981 interview
Shields reminisced about the interview during Monday's edition of Dax Shepard's podcast "Armchair Expert." Shepard described Walters' tactics as "maddening."
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Devin Nunes leaving Congress to become CEO of Trump media company
Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, a longtime Trump ally from California, is resigning his seat in the House to become CEO of Trump's new media company. CBS Los Angeles reporter Tom Wait has details.
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Colton Underwood makes it Instagram official with boyfriend Jordan C. Brown
Colton Underwood is happy and in love.
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McEnany on high-stakes Biden-Putin call on Ukraine: 'We all see Biden's capabilities'
'Outnumbered' co-host Kayleigh McEnany warned Vladimir Putin only understands 'action' and 'strength' as Biden holds a meeting with him over rising tension in Ukraine.
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Jussie Smollett trial: Actor also fighting battle in the court of public opinion
Outside the courtroom where former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is fighting charges accusing him of lying to Chicago police about being the victim of an anti-gay, racist attack, his publicist has introduced a roster of supporters to the assembled TV cameras.
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Mark Meadows to halt cooperation with January 6 committee
Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will cease cooperation with the House select committee investigating January 6, according to a letter from his attorney to the panel, which was obtained by CNN on Tuesday.
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Protester charged with trying to intimidate judge in Daunte Wright trial
Cortez Rice was among a group of protestors outside a high-rise condo where they believed Judge Regina Chu lived.
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'The Bachelorette' Season 18: Where is Peter's Pizzeria?
Peter's Pizzeria was the focus of a surprising amount of "The Bachelorette: Men Tell All" after Will was accused of review-bombing his rival.
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‘Funny fat girl’ Rebel Wilson’s team didn’t want her to lose weight
The "Pitch Perfect" star has said that she wanted to focus on her health and fitness in order to increase her chances of getting pregnant.
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Pearl Harbor survivors gather and remember those lost in the attack
A few dozen survivors of Pearl Harbor are expected to gather Tuesday at the site of the Japanese bombing 80 years ago to remember those killed in the attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.
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Boudreau's 1st game coaching Canucks is 4-0 win over Kings
Thatcher Demko made 30 saves and Bruce Boudreau won his first game as coach of the Vancouver Canucks in a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.
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Biden and Putin to talk amid fears Russia is planning a Ukraine invasion
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Chris Noth defends Sarah Jessica Parker in Kim Cattrall fall out
Now we know Mr. Big really is Team Carrie.
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Prior Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley contract shows no evidence of 'no knockout' clause
Those embracing the conspiracy theories around the legitimacy of Jake Paul’s boxing matches might be disappointed by this.       Related StoriesPrior Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley contract shows no evidence of 'no knockout' clause - EnclosureJake Paul dispels 'no knockout clause' rumor, implements $500K bonus for Woodley rematchJake Paul dispels 'no knockout clause' rumor, implements $500K bonus for Woodley rematch - Enclosure 
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Native American man serving 'de facto life sentence' for drug dealing. 'Why must I die in prison?'
Criminal justice reform advocates say the sentence is excessive and illustrates how the U.S. criminal justice system treats people of color harshly.      
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Why THAT Fake Donald Trump Christmas Card Has Gone Viral
The fabricated Christmas card featuring an image of the former president in a tuxedo was trending on Twitter before users realized it was not real.
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The EU is finally putting its money where its mouth is on China
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Washington Irving: How the 'Father of Halloween' also invented American Christmas celebrations
Fox Nation's 'Washington Irving: The Father of Halloween and Christmas' explores the iconic author's contributions to the celebrations of both holidays in America today.
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The Loss I Didn’t Have Words For
When you have a miscarriage, one thing that gets drilled into you fast is that miscarriage is common. According to the American Pregnancy Association, 10 to 25 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Those are just the ones we know about; many others happen too early to ever be detected. And the risk gets higher as you get older. Your friends, if you tell them about your miscarriage, will confirm how ordinary it is: “I had one,” someone will say. “We had two before we had our son.” “A neighbor’s aunt had four miscarriages and then four children!” “Meghan Markle had a miscarriage.” “Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan had three.”The first time I miscarried, in December of 2020, I took pills so that my body would expel whatever wasn’t growing inside me. I bled too much too fast and came to in the emergency room, hooked up to someone else’s blood, while a sweet young doctor held my hand and told me the facts. It’s nothing you did. It happens so often.Because I am a poet, I filter my experiences through lines of verse. Usually this is automatic, rather than for comfort. It’s not that I reach for them—they’re just there, rattling around in my head. When I came home from my post-miscarriage night in the hospital, the words that echoed were from T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. In the second section of that poem, Eliot imagines an exchange between two Cockney-sounding women, one of whom has taken pills to end a pregnancy. On being accused of looking “antique” (at 31) for her returning husband: I can’t help it, she said, pulling a long face,It’s them pills I took, to bring it off, she said.(She’s had five already, and nearly died of young George.)The chemist said it would be all right, but I’ve never been the same. Weakly I wandered the house in sweatpants. It’s them pills I took, to bring it off, I thought. I felt let down by my doctor, who had been blasé when she sent me home with medication in the first place, noting that if I felt like I was bleeding too much I might want to head to the emergency room. The doctor said it would be all right, but I’ve never been the same. I imagined myself toothless and decrepit at the age of 36.When I had a second miscarriage nine months later, this past fall, I skipped the pills for a procedure called a D&C, for “dilation and curettage” (a “curette” is a surgical tool for scraping things out). This time I drifted off to sleep and woke up when it was over. I saw no blood. The closest thing to physical contact with whatever I had miscarried came in the form of an email a few days after the surgery, from a company my doctor had used for genetic testing of the “tissue”: “Dear Lindsay Kathleen,” the email said, “Your sample has been received and our lab is processing it.” I felt vaguely unwell, both mentally and physically, but otherwise it almost seemed like nothing had happened at all. It was particularly strange trying to figure out how to grieve while an ongoing, intensifying political debate about abortion was raging around me, to watch people argue in the news over whether what I’d lost qualified as a person. I didn’t—I don’t—believe it did. So what exactly was I grieving?[Read: All the pregnancies I couldn’t talk about]It’s terrible to question your own loss like this. Was it possible that I had had nothing, and therefore that I had lost nothing? I had told almost no one that I was pregnant, and I had known for only a short time. The relatively high probability that the pregnancy might disappear is, indeed, why it’s long been a norm not to tell anyone the good news until you’ve reached the end of your first trimester, after 12 weeks—so that you don’t have to un-tell it if the news goes bad. You just keep silent about the whole thing. But my miscarriages felt like major events to me: My life had almost continued on in a new way, and then it hadn’t. Somehow I’d had both life and death inside me, or something right on the knife-edge between life and death. Walking through a Colorado aspen grove in October, a week or so after the second miscarriage, I began to crave some kind of marker for the miscarriages: a tattoo, a sign, a set or two of brown initials scratched on the trees’ tall white trunks.This desire to commemorate is part of where poetry comes from. An elegy marks the life of a person who is no longer; a sonnet stands, in the words of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, as a “moment’s monument.” I wrote a poem after each miscarriage, and uncharacteristically I dated them so that I wouldn’t forget their significance. The beauty of poetry is that it records what is otherwise ephemeral.Poetry also gives us language for what is both widely shared and highly individual. When you have a miscarriage—this is often true about grief—you learn that your deepest and most primal impulses are generally not unique at all. You’re going to feel like it’s your fault, that first kind doctor said, but it’s not. Of course I knew it wasn’t my fault. Of course I felt like it was absolutely my fault. I caught myself thinking about the word miscarriage like misplace or mislay: miscarriage as in, you carried it wrong and it all went awry. But online, I found similar thoughts about the word. (It was suggested that I think of pregnancy loss instead.) I wanted to read about my specific but ordinary experience, not just on Google but in verse. And, for the love of God, I didn’t want the only poem ringing in my head to be the one from Eliot.And so I set off looking for the miscarriage poems I knew had to be out there. From the 17th century, I found Lady Mary Carey’s “Upon Ye Sight of My Abortive Birth Ye 31st of December 1657,” which laments the loss of a “little Embrio; voyd of life, and feature” and hints at the peril of childbirth at the time: The loss, Carey notes, is the end of her seventh pregnancy, but just two of her children remain living. In Carey’s poem, I glimpsed the long and heartbreaking poetic tradition of which I might be part.I was also struck by Lucille Clifton’s 1987 “the lost baby poem,” a dark and icy lament, a record of racialized poverty, and a resolute pledge to keep living. In it, Clifton addresses the titular “lost baby” as a way to talk about her present experience, drawing strength from the connection: you would have been born into winterin the year of the disconnected gasand no car […] if you were here i could tell you theseand some other things And reading Sharon Olds’s 1984 poem “Miscarriage,” I felt deeply satisfied by her inclusion of the gritty material details. It begins: When I was a month pregnant, the greatclots of blood appeared in the palegreen swaying water of the toilet.Dark red like black in the saltytranslucent brine, like forms of lifeappearing, jelly-fish with the clear-cutshapes of fungi. Later, Olds wrote two more miscarriage poems: “To Our Miscarried One, Age Thirty Now,” and “To Our Miscarried One, Age Fifty Now.” She was still thinking about what she’d lost, but in these poems the visceral realism drops away, replaced by softer, wistful addresses to the adult that child would have become and whom she will never meet.[Read: How poetry can guide us through trauma]Though these and other miscarriage poems exist—readers might look to contemporary work by Dorothea Lasky or Douglas Kearney—the poet and critic Sandeep Parmar argued in a Poetry magazine essay that miscarriage remains a “private and unseen loss near invisible or taboo” and that miscarriage poems represent only a “minor note in the canon of women’s writing.” I share her suspicion, but my own interpretation extends past this: I think that taboo is just part of the story, and that another part of it is that weird invisibility of the miscarriage experience, even to yourself. You tell yourself that these things happen, and you return to your living. Part of you wants to remember; part of you wants to let the loss dissolve like blood into water.“Parliament Hill Fields,” a 1961 poem by Sylvia Plath, is about exactly this tension between commemorating and moving on. She addresses it to “you,” the miscarried one she lost in between her two children: On this bald hill the new year hones its edge.Faceless and pale as chinaThe round sky goes on minding its business.Your absence is inconspicuous;Nobody can tell what I lack. But in the course of the poem, she enacts a trade-off: In order to return to her living child and her ongoing family life—the “lit house”—she must turn away from her loss, must let it disappear from her consciousness. Your cry fades like the cry of a gnat.I lose sight of you on your blind journey,While the heath grass glitters and the spindling rivuletsUnspool and spend themselves. My mind runs with them,Pooling in heel-prints, fumbling pebble and stem.The day empties its imagesLike a cup or a room. The moon’s crook whitens,Thin as the skin seaming a scar.Now, on the nursery wall,The blue night plants, the little pale blue hillIn your sister’s birthday picture start to glow.The orange pompons, the Egyptian papyrusLight up. Each rabbit-earedBlue shrub behind the glassExhales an indigo nimbus,A sort of cellophane balloon.The old dregs, the old difficulties take me to wife.Gulls stiffen to their chill vigil in the drafty half-light;I enter the lit house. At the heart of Plath’s poem—and Clifton’s, and Olds’s two poems “To Our Miscarried One”—is the impulse to address the lost one even as the loss fades. And they use the perfect poetic tool to do so: “apostrophe,” or an address to a nonpresent entity. (It’s not the same as the punctuation.) I realized, reading these poems, that this was what I’d wanted in the first place—a way to ask: Who are you, who were you, who might you have been? Do you even exist?At first using you for my loss didn’t feel right, personally or politically. But poetry allowed me to reach for a “you” that was ambiguous, even if only to let it go. And in doing so, I—like the miscarriage-poem writers before me—could feel this loss as real and significant.To say “you” to a lost thing in a poem is to acknowledge the thing, to keep it around for as long as it needs to be around, and to bid it goodbye when you’re ready—even if you have no idea what that thing is, or whether it has ever existed at all.
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Dorit Kemsley’s husband, PK Kemsley, arrested for DUI
The husband of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star was arrested on Nov. 23 after having a glass of wine at dinner and being pulled over.
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