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Home prices jumped another 19% in September

Home prices rose 19.5% in September compared to a year ago, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index.
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'Fortnite': Can You Kill the Butter Cake Monsters in the New Update?
The new Butter Cake monsters in "Fortnite" (aka Klombos) can be formidable opponents. Here's what you need to know about taking them on.
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Who Is Vijay on 'New Amsterdam'?
The most recent episode of "New Amsterdam" saw Helen receive a call about someone called Vijay who has died, leading NBC viewers to wonder exactly who he is.
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Parts of the Plains waking up to subfreezing temperatuers
Wind chills to -45°, lake enhanced snow and a wintery mix for areas across the eastern US.. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the forecast for where the worst of the winter weather will be.
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Biden Administration Prepares to Issue 400 Million Free Masks
The nonsurgical N95 masks from the national stockpile will be available at health centers and pharmacies across the U.S. Here’s the latest on the pandemic.
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Brazil's parents want their kids vaccinated against Covid. Bolsonaro has tried to stop it
Last June, as Covid-19 cases were surging across Brazil, Camila Basto waited at a São Paulo hospital to find out what was wrong with her 9-year-old daughter, Manuela.
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Ted Cruz's campaign finance rule challenge gets its day at the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court will revisit the issue of campaign finance Wednesday, hearing a challenge brought by Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to a federal cap on candidates using political contributions to recoup personal loans they make to their campaigns.
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Biden administration to distribute 400 million N95 masks to the public for free
The Biden administration will make 400 million N95 masks available to Americans for free starting next week, a White House official told CNN, the latest federal step aimed at reining in the US' Covid-19 surge.
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Abbott Elementary Does the Impossible
Also, discussing The Lost Daughter and discussing Wordle.
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CBS News poll: Women say it's "very important" for more women to be elected
A CBS News poll has found that a majority of women believe it's very important for more women to be elected to political office, and a majority think the country would be better off if that happened. But there are still partisan divides in the results.
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What Happened to Lexi in 'Cheer' Season 2?
Loyal fans of "Cheer" on Netflix couldn't help notice elite tumbler Lexi Brumback was largely absent from Cheer Season 2. Here's why.
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Chilling new details learned about California parents accused of shackling 13 children
Bail for David and Louise Turpin has been set at $12 million each. The California couple has been accused of torturing and holding their 13 children hostage. David Begnaud reports on some of the shocking details prosecutors learned -- and the escape plan the siblings hatched.
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Why your 5G phone concerns the airline industry: What we know about the impact on travel, flights and more
Amid warnings of 'incalculable' damage to economy from airline industry, AT&T and Verizon are delaying 5G rollout near airports. Here's what we know.      
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You can't say that in America. Bullies on the left and right shut down 'divisive' ideas.
When you don't like something, call it divisive. It's a great way to shut it down. Once we decide to remove ideas, we can censor pretty much anything.      
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500-case outbreak at federal prison; more countries added to CDC's 'avoid travel' list: COVID-19 updates
Nearly 500 inmates at a federal prison have tested positive for COVID and the government will ship free tests to your home. Latest updates.      
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Biden nominates Muslim woman to the federal bench, a first in US history as he diversifies the judiciary
Biden's 13th round of federal judge nominations continues efforts to put more women and judges of color on the bench.      
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AP Top Stories 19 January A
Here's the latest for Wednesday January 19th: NY Trump investigators reportedly find evidence of fraudulent or misleading asset valuations; US Sec. of State in Ukraine; Senate debates voting rights; Suspected gas explosion in New York City.      
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Carhartt Faces Boycott Calls From Conservatives Over Company's Vaccine Mandate
The clothing company said its mandatory COVID-19 jab policy would stay in place—despite the Supreme Court blocking Biden's vaccine mandate for large companies.
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E-commerce surge strains retailers and delivery networks
As Americans shop online more than ever before, shippers are strained by the demand, leaving many wondering if their items will be delivered in time. New York Times business reporter Sapna Maheshwari joined CBSN to discuss the anticipated 3 billion packages headed through the nation's shipping infrastructure this holiday season.
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Biden administration to ship free 400 million N95 masks across the U.S. starting this week
Biden's administration plans to begin shipping the free masks this week so they'll be available late next week, as the omicron surge breaks records.      
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A year after mobilizing for Biden, young supporters feel let down on immigration
Young people helped mobilize voters for President Biden. Many now feel Biden hasn't pushed hard enough to deliver on the immigration goals he set.
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A push to ban members of Congress from trading individual stocks gains momentum
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., doesn't trade stocks, but thinks lawmakers should be able to pick individual stocks. The top House Republican backs a new ban amid a bipartisan push for reform.
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Biden administration to give out 400 million free N95 masks
The highly-protective masks will be distributed through pharmacies and health centers nationwide.
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D.C.-area forecast: Briefly warmer today before potential burst of snow for Thursday morning rush
Rain tonight could change to wet snow early Thursday morning with some accumulation possible.
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Here's how to request free at-home COVID tests today
Americans may order four at-home tests per household as part of the Biden administration's strategy to make tests accessible.
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Free COVID test website officially launches Wednesday. How to order free at-home tests.
Home COVID tests can be ordered for free from a new government website COVIDTests.gov that officially launches Wednesday after a soft launch Tuesday.      
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The Forever Virus: What Science Says About the Future of COVID
The Omicron wave could possibly mark the beginning of the end of the pandemic. What else does the virus have in store for 2022 and the years to come?
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California’s city councils are getting more diverse. This law made that happen.
Electing councilors by district instead of citywide improves minority representation.
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White House to distribute 400 million free N95 masks starting next week
The masks for adults will be free at thousands of pharmacies and other locations starting next week.
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As his doping case goes to trial, a veterinarian says it’s horse racing that’s corrupt
A sweeping federal case against trainers and horse vets spurred congressional reforms. But defendant Seth Fishman, whose trial starts Wednesday, says the case was an inside job.
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How AIM Changed the Internet 4ever
AOL Instant Messenger was the beginning of the end when it came to logging off.
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The Supreme Court, Unmasked
SCOTUS tries to square a circle in deciding which workplaces can impose vaccine mandates.
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Biden's report card: 1 year in, accomplishments and stalled priorities
Biden's report card: 1 year in, accomplishments and stalled priorities.
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House Judiciary Committee holds impeachment hearing
The House Judiciary Committee questioned four legal scholars Wednesday over whether President Trump's actions could be considered an impeachable offense. CBSN legal contributor Rebecca Roiphe joins CBSN to provide a legal analysis of the hearing.
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Lost Sports of the Winter Olympics: The fast and furry world of sled dog racing
At the 1928 Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, demonstration sports -- not part of the official program -- were included for the first time. With demonstration events ceasing to exist after 1992, in this mini-series, CNN Sport explores some of these 'lost sports' of the Winter Games.
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Kids Cancer Hospital Is in the Path of Putin’s New Attack Route
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyCHERNIHIV, Ukraine—For years, Ukraine has been dealing with Russian aggression and preparing for an invasion on its Eastern flank where the two nations share more than 1,000 miles of sometimes disputed borders. But the recent bromance between President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart has opened up the terrifying possibility of a new line of attack.The southern border of Belarus is less than a three-hour drive from Kyiv, Ukraine’s economic and political capital.Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has always had a testy relationship with Putin, until Moscow rescued him from an attempted popular revolution last year. By way of repayment, Lukashenko has signed up for the closest integration between the two countries since the collapse of the Soviet Union.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Forgotten Winter Olympic sports: Sled dog racing
Is this a dog lover's favorite ever sport at an Olympics? Dogsledding once featured at the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics as a demonstration sport, but it's still got a strong community around the world.
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NCAA investigating MSU over handling of Nassar case
The NCAA has reportedly opened an investigation into Michigan State University's handling of the Larry Nassar case, the gymnastics doctor has been accused of sexual abuse by more than 120 women and girls. More women and girls spoke at his sentencing Tuesday.
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‘Redeeming Love’: Evangelicalism’s Toxic Slut-Shaming Tale Gets the Hollywood Treatment
UniversalOne surefire way to desiccate a steamy romance is to reveal that it’s a literary chastity belt. This may not be evident in the trailer for Redeeming Love, coming to theaters Friday, but make no mistake: between the Western’s corseted bar girls and the brawny gold miners is a cult classic of evangelical sex education.It was the late-aughts when my generation of church youth discovered Francine Rivers’ Redeeming Love (1991), which re-emerged on evangelical shelves when it was repackaged in 2005. For both quivering teens and languishing church ladies, it was the most salacious novel to clear religious censorship—and it was consumed as more than fiction. The book sold 3 million copies and offered a six-week “companion study” to teach Christian women what to expect of men, of marriage, and of themselves.The book’s cover features an illustration of the heroine that accentuates her thin arms and the bodice of her billowing, scarlet dress—her head, however, disappears over the top edge of the book. For a church kid, the image seemed captivating and elusive, an apt representation of the jaded beauty. I now see that the spotlit body and faceless figure reflect the unsettling undertones of an evangelical sex zeitgeist.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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‘How I Met Your Father’s’ Francia Raisa Won’t Be Your ‘Token Latina’ Anymore
HuluYears before Francia Raisa and Hilary Duff would star together on How I Met Your Father–the millennial-friendly spinoff of How I Met Your Mother premiering Tuesday on Hulu–they had quite the TMI-filled first meeting.“I had just learned what a mucus plug was, and I asked her if she still had hers,” Raisa recalled of their very first conversation a decade ago, when Duff was pregnant with her first child. “So yeah, the first thing I asked Hilary Duff was if she had her mucus plug… I’m not as cool as I come across sometimes.”“But you know what? I left an impression, and now here we are–look at us!”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Progressive Allies Need to Call Out Everyday Antisemitism
Brandon Bell/GettyAmerican Jews were reminded once again last weekend that even in one of the safest countries in the world for Jews, they are never truly safe.A gun-wielding man of British Muslim descent took four worshipers hostage in a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. After hours of fruitless negotiations, the hostages fled for their lives and the gunman was subsequently killed by an FBI anti-terrorism unit.As is often the case when high-profile antisemitic attacks occur, American Jews were bombarded by the now familiar “thoughts and prayers” from political leaders and media figures outraged by the latest manifestation of anti-Jewish hatred.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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NYT: "Grandma The Clown" resigned after misconduct allegation
Grandma the Clown has reportedly resigned from the Big Apple circus after misconduct allegations. According to The New York Times, Barry Lubin admitted he pressured a teenage performer to pose for pornographic photos in 2004.
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Donald Trump Caught in Pincer Move Following 'Significant' Updates to Jan. 6, Fraud Probes
Trump's legal team, including Rudy Giuliani, was subpoenaed in Capitol attack investigation, just before Letitia James released new details of her inquiry
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Tom Brady’s New Fashion Label Is a Shameless Burst of Logomania
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyThe era of celebrities turning themselves into entrepreneurs is becoming an enduring one. Beyoncé has her fashion brand Ivy Park, Mariah Carey has her Irish cream liquor Black Irish, and now NFL star Tom Brady has thrown his hat into the ring with his new sportswear line aptly titled BRADY. And he appears as determined to succeed as a fashion entrepreneur as he is on the field.Brady began by enlisting 10 NCAA and newly drafted pro-athletes for the campaign for the collection including Freshman of the Year Shedeur Sanders, son of famed football player Deion Sanders, and Cade McNamara of Tom Brady’s alma mater, University of Michigan, and the first quarterback to beat Ohio State in a decade. Of course, bringing in top talent for his brand launch was to be expected, but he did not stop there.Brady went as far as to create his own Pantone color, Brady Blue. This bold blue tone was described by the brand as embodying “the brand’s founding principles to be the best you can be while inspiring fearlessness, resilience, and confidence towards achieving peak performance. Exuding strength and confidence, Brady Blue is an impressive blue shade with an intensity emblematic of Tom Brady’s self-determination and commitment to precision.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Latest Bonkers MAGA Conspiracy Involves a Biden ‘Wall’ Around the White House
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyThe latest conspiracy theory to convulse MAGA-land does not involve COVID-19 boosters or “deep state” Jan. 6 plots (more on those in a bit), but a bit of routine construction at dear old 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—which has convinced some on the right that Joe Biden is about to impose martial law.The White House tells The Daily Beast that the concrete barriers—or “wall,” if you’re being dramatic—on the lawn are for fountain maintenance. (“They kind of treated me like a kook,” discloses Fever Dreams host Will Sommer, who contacted the executive branch for comment.) This has not stopped some right-wing personalities characters from implying that “Biden is about to impose martial law or some unconscionable new law or executive order that will so outrage the American people that they will want to storm the barricades.”While the White House’s denial is unlikely to satisfy the true believers, Sommer points out that the incident is a meta-commentary on “Washington as canvas for conspiracy theories… there are people who walk around Washington, these conspiracy theorists who are very well paid by their fans, who just walk around Washington filming things that they think are odd but often aren’t odd… like, ‘Hmm, lights out at the Department of Labor. This sounds like the coup is on.’”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Texas man rides on top of cop car
A Texas man tried to resist arrest by kicking out the back window of a police cruiser and riding on top of the car.
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Dallas shooter's parents react to ambush in interview
CBS News' Manuel Bojorquez discusses the interview with Dallas shooter Micah Johnson's parents. Bojorquez is in Dallas, where President Obama and George W. Bush will speak at a memorial today.
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The Voice of Holland talent show hit by #MeToo scandal
Dutch talent show The Voice of Holland has been taken off air in the Netherlands amid a sexual misconduct scandal
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Lusia Harris, the only woman ever officially drafted by an NBA team, has died
Lusia "Lucy" Harris, a star in women's collegiate basketball during the 1970s and the first and only woman ever to be officially drafted by an NBA team, died Tuesday, according to a statement from her family as well as Delta State University. She was 66.
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