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House Bill Raises Chance for Global Pact to Curb Corporate Tax Havens

Several big details remain to be worked out before an international October deadline.
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Biden mandates shots for foreign visitors, makes travel tougher for non-vaccinated
The Biden administration will lift COVID-19 travel bans against residents of most European countries on Nov. 8 and implement a new vaccination-and-testing rule — while also targeting unvaccinated Americans.
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‘Gang’s All Here’ Episode 79: Jets Dismantled in Foxborough feat. Jeane Coakley
The Jets need to look themselves in the mirror this week, because you just can't lose like that.
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Nor’easter set to soak NYC area just weeks after Hurricane Ida damage
The tri-state area could see up to four inches of rain Monday night into Tuesday, New York officials warned.
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I was left with burns and rotting flesh after botched butt and boob jobs
Sivan Himmelman, 40, from Los Angeles, had hoped the operation in Tijuana, Mexico, would give her the confidence boost she needed.
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Attorneys Questioned Just 71 Members of Ahmaud Arbery Jury Pool in First Week of Selection
Jury selection for the trial of the three defendants continued into its second week of questioning with slow progress.
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Border Agents Who Posted Doctored AOC Sex Photo and Gruesome Migrant Deaths Got Away With It
A new House committee report paints a picture of an organization rife with a violently abusive mentality towards the public and no accountability.
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‘Blue Rush’ Episode 82: Daniel Jones Propels Giants to Blowout Win
The Giants' defense, combined with Sam Darnold's ineptitude, mixed with some Daniel Jones' wizardry equaled a long overdue home win.
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Jeff Bezos to Launch 'Business Park' Space Station for Companies and Tourists
"We are in a second golden age of space exploration and development," Mike Gold, executive vice president of Redwire Space, said.
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9 best air purifiers for your home to help with allergies in 2021
Achoo! Bless you, and bless having a good air purifier this year to deal with allergy season. Now that it’s cool enough to crack a window and save on A/C for a while, you are not only letting in a fresh breeze but also all the allergens that float in on said breeze. To save...
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El Chapo ‘jury misconduct’ warrants new trial for drug lord, attorney argues
A federal appeals court panel is weighing whether to grant Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán a new trial following a 2019 report alleging juror misconduct during his drug-trafficking trial.
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Relatives of American Hostages Around Globe Question Biden's Commitment to Their Release
The family members wrote that Biden's administration kept them "uninformed of what you can and cannot do to help us."
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Diver captures haunting images of Titanic’s sunken sister ship, lost 105 years ago
“I have been diving since the late 1980s and without a doubt Britannic has been my most memorable dive to date," retired dentist Rick Ayrton revealed this week.
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'The pandemic isn't over': CDC extends Conditional Sailing Order for cruises into January amid COVID
Cruise lines will need to adhere to CDC COVID guidance on ships through January 15, after which it will become voluntary for cruise lines to follow.       
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Liberty University Allegations Latest Controversy to Hit School Over the Years
A new report says school officials attempted to thwart students regarding sexual assaults on campus.
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Gruesome find and shocking details revealed by Houston area sheriff
Officials say a child's skeletal remains were found in apartment where three apparently abandoned siblings were living.
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Leaked Facebook documents show company chose "profit over safety," legal expert says
Thousands of pages of leaked documents from Facebook show how the company struggled to deal with the spread of misinformation, division and hate. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen appears before the U.K. Parliament on Monday as lawmakers draft a new online safety bill. Constitutional law professor Lawrence Lessig, an adviser to Haugen, joins CBSN AM to discuss the latest.
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Child Services Called on Parents Who Kept Unvaccinated Kids Home From School
"My mind immediately goes to, 'Where will this lead? Are they going to take away my kids?" Kavitha Kasargod-Staub said.
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Freedom-Woodbridge’s offense runs wild; Paint Branch and Maret get key wins
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Man Discovers Bottle Washed up on Beach Contains Handwritten Message
The man who found the message said he plans to write to the person who originally sent the letter off on its voyage.
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Food waste apps are battling to sell your leftovers
Mette Lykke, CEO of app Too Good to Go, explains how the company helped kickstart the anti-food waste movement in many of its countries.
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The military has taken over in Sudan. Here's what happened
Sudan is in crisis after the military dissolved the country's power-sharing transitional government and declared a state of emergency on Monday.
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Black and Latino families continue to bear pandemic's great economic toll in U.S.
More than 55% of Black and Latino households reported facing serious financial problems in recent months, a new poll finds. And more than a quarter have depleted their savings.
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Kevin Durant: Nets aren't hoping Kyrie Irving will 'save us' after Hornets loss
The Brooklyn Nets are off to a 1-2 start without star Kyrie Irving who has been barred from joining the team over his vaccine status but Kevin Durant says the Nets aren’t holding out for him after Monday night’s loss against the Charlotte Hornets.
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‘The View’: Nurse Wendy Livingston Reportedly Cut From Show After Live COVID Scare
The View's very own "Florence Nightingale" has taken the fall for last month's on-air COVID scare.
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Biden jokes to school children his job is to 'avoid' answering the media's questions
President Joe Biden jokingly told a group of elementary school students on Monday that one of his jobs as president is to "avoid" answering reporters' questions.
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Klay Thompson wears No. 77 Warriors jersey after snub from NBA Top 75 list
Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson was upset he did not make the NBA's Top 75 all-time players list. He and his teammates had some fun with it.      
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Millions of ‘filthy’ used medical gloves reportedly imported into US
Millions of filthy, used medical gloves -- some even obviously bloodstained -- were imported into the US from Thailand amid a shortage of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Texas Tech fires football coach Matt Wells in middle of his third season
Matt Wells is out as Texas Tech football coach eight games into his third seson. Offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie to be appointed as interim coach.       
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The 15 best pieces from J.Crew’s 60% off sale: Flannels, boots, more
The retailer with a keen eye for classic cuts and stay-warm styles is hosting an impressive 60% off sale on nearly 2,000 of its pieces.
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What the Hell Is Wrong With the Kansas City Chiefs?
Something’s amiss with the NFL’s best quarterback and his perennial contenders.
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The shoes from Michael Jordan's rookie season sold for a record $1.47 million
Michael Jordan's earliest known game-worn and autographed shoes sold for nearly $1.5 million at an auction in Las Vegas. They are the most valuable sneakers ever offered at an auction.
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Facebook has struggled to fight human trafficking, leaked documents show
Facebook has known about human traffickers using its platforms since at least 2018. The issues got so bad that in 2019, Apple threated to pull Facebook and Instagram from the App Store.
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‘The Good Wife’ star Alan Cumming opens up about friendship with Monica Lewinsky
"She's just one of the most hilarious, kind people," Cumming told Page Six about pal Monica Lewinsky. "And considering what she's been through in her life, that's remarkable."
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What we know: Where things stand with Texans QB Deshaun Watson as NFL trade deadline looms
As the NFL trade deadline looms next Tuesday, there are multiple reports about the Houston Texans looking to move on from quarterback Deshaun Watson.       
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The Most Human Character on Friends
In a Season 4 episode of Friends, Ross is about to get married (again). At his bachelor party, Joey and Chandler argue over who will serve as his best man. Their bickering devolves into pettiness, until a fed-up Chandler makes an announcement about one of their guests, the barista at their favorite coffee shop: When he gets married, Chandler says, he’ll just ask Gunther to be his best man.Gunther, who is accustomed to being the object of the friends’ varied condescensions, considers this alleged honor. “What’s my last name?” he asks Chandler. Chandler is stymied. “… Central Perk?” he replies.[Read: The ]Friends mythology has come full circleThrough Friends’ 10 seasons, Gunther serves as the consummate supporting character. He is often simply there: working behind the counter at Central Perk, standing around at parties the friends throw, backgrounded even in the moments when he is brought to the fore. But the actor James Michael Tyler, who died yesterday of prostate cancer at the age of 59, didn’t play Gunther as a side character. He played Gunther, instead, as a character who was sidelined. That made all the difference. Tyler invested Gunther, who was otherwise the stuff of sitcom cliché, with a biting awareness of his own exclusion from the show’s hermetic main group. Gunther is always in their orbit, but never in their world—and he is keenly aware of that disconnect. In the friends’ lives, though no one told you life was gonna be this way, things work out all the same. Not so for Gunther. Through him, reality pierces Friends’ chipper fantasies. James Michael Tyler played Gunther (far left) as someone seemingly hovering between the world of the show and the world its audiences inhabit. (Paul Drinkwater / NBCU / Getty) Gunther is like the friends, until he isn’t. He has been, like Joey, a struggling actor. (He played Bryce on All My Children … until the character was buried in an avalanche.) He is, like Ross, in love with Rachel. His job’s a joke; he’s broke; his love life’s DOA. He is a reminder of how life actually works, for people who are not on sitcoms. Midway through the series, Joey finds the keys to a Porsche left in Central Perk. He asks Gunther whether the keys belong to him. “Yes, that’s what I drive,” Gunther replies, tersely. “I make four bucks an hour. I saved up for 350 years.”Sitcoms need both stars and background characters to tell their stories, and most supporting characters do not question their sidelining. But Gunther? Gunther is bitter about it. He is an avatar of the casual arbitrariness of the show, and of the friends’ insularity: These six people are deeply incurious about the people who are not part of their little world. On paper, Gunther is often a sap, a tangle of desire and disappointment. In practice, the way Tyler played him, he is the most human character on the show—and arguably its moral rudder. When Chandler reveals that he doesn’t know the full name of the guy he has seen almost every day for years, the joke doesn’t come at Gunther’s expense. It comes at Chandler’s.[Read: On Chandler Bing’s job]Tyler didn’t simply convey Gunther’s frustrations; he deployed them. His performances convey the simmering indignation of being rendered invisible. In a scene in Friends’ third season, Gunther watches as a guy at Central Perk asks Rachel on a date. He heads back to a storage room, out of view; soon, viewers hear the thunderous sound of shattering glass. Gunther emerges, as the coffeehouse patrons stare at him in shock. “I dropped a cup,” he says, wanly.That interplay—what viewers see of Gunther, and what they are prevented from seeing—brings a remarkable poignancy to his character. Much about Gunther, whether his bleach-bright hair or his fluorescent outfits, suggests a deep desire to be the center of attention. And yet the show, on the whole, keeps him relegated to the spaces behind the scenes. Gunther functions, in Friends, as a consequential stranger: a person you might often encounter as you live your life, but whom you don’t, in any meaningful sense, know. Viewers are exposed to him in roughly the same way they might be exposed to the people they casually interact with in everyday life. Chandler may not be bothered to be curious about him; for viewers, though, he is a tantalizing mix of half-revealed facts. We learn, off-handedly, that he speaks fluent Dutch. And that he’s sharply witty. (“Hey buddy, this is a family place,” he tartly informs a customer who wears shorts without underwear. “Put the mouse back in the house.”) And that he is in love with Rachel. And that he will have to find a way to accept that his love will go unrequited.[Read: And the meek shall inherit Pawnee]Gunther is a background character who knows that, in another show, he would have been the star. And although Tyler did not have many lines, he used the ones he did have to give Gunther a fourth-wall kind of eloquence. Particularly as Friends moved into its later seasons, Tyler imbued the character with a sense of ironized self-awareness. To watch Gunther is to suspect that he is watching the proceedings—these blandly telegenic young people, with their blend of cheerful entitlements—at the same time that we are. He’s a viewer, too. He exists in a liminal space, seemingly hovering between the world of the show and the world its audiences inhabit. Tyler gave Gunther the feel of a Greek chorus, or of a narrator: He sees the hijinx on stage for what they are. He knows that Friends is selling a fantasy. But he also knows that he can have his moments inside the illusion. In Season 4, Joey comes to Central Perk looking for Chandler. Gunther gazes at him, coolly. “I thought you were Chandler?” he says. “But um, one of you is over there.”
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McDonald’s workers set to strike Tuesday over sexual harassment
McDonald's employees in at least 10 cities are planning to strike on Tuesday to protest the company’s handling of alleged sexual harassment and urge workers to unionize.
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Want your hotel room cleaned every day? It's time to reset your expectations
The absence of daily housekeeping will be a permanent change at some hotel properties, according to hospitality experts.       
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Plant-based shrimp? It's part of Nestlé's net zero plan
Food giant Nestlé is trying to slash its carbon emissions by developing plant-based shrimp, biodegradable bottles and other innovations at its global R&D centers.
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Super Bowl-winning coach 'wild card' for USC job, Carson Palmer suggests
The USC job is one of the hottest openings in college football and former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Carson Palmer teased one potential contender for the position on Monday.
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New John Wayne Gacy Victim Identified Using DNA Link
The newly identified victim was among the bodies found in the crawlspace of Gacy's Chicago-area home on December 26, 1978.
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PayPal says it’s not buying Pinterest
PayPal is not pursuing an acquisition of Pinterest at this time, the digital payments company said on Monday, after several media last week reported on its talks to buy the digital pinboard site for as much as $45 billion. The latest development is a blow for Pinterest, which is currently grappling with the twin challenges...
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Woman takes 23 family members on blind date to test man’s generosity
The rather bizarre tactic well and truly backfired when her date did a runner.
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Preliminary Numbers Show Nearly 10 Percent Decrease in North Atlantic Right Whales
New England's North Atlantic right whale population has dropped significantly but researchers remain encouraged.
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Washington Gov.: There is 'cause for optimism' on climate
Washington Governor Jay Inslee talks to Amanpour about the upcoming COP26 summit in Glasgow as President Biden's climate credibility hangs in the balance.
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Chad Wolf: Mexico 'very upset' with Biden admin's rollback of Trump border policies
Former Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told “America Reports” on Monday that the Mexican government is “upset” with the Biden administration over its policies.
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Ex-Saudi official claims to have intel, video of crown prince's death threats against previous monarch
A former senior Saudi Arabia security official claimed in an interview that the kingdom’s crown prince once spoke of killing a sitting Saudi monarch before his own father was crowned king. 
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The Dow and S&P 500 hit record highs as Tesla stock electrifies
Wall Street is brushing off concerns about Facebook. The Dow and S&P 500 both hit record highs Monday — while Tesla shares soared to a new all-time peak above $1,000 and sending the company's market share past the $1 trillion level.
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The Dow and S&P 500 hit record highs as Tesla stock electrifies
Wall Street is brushing off concerns about Facebook. The Dow and S&P 500 both hit record highs Monday — while Tesla shares soared to a new all-time peak above $1,000 and sending the company's market share past the $1 trillion level.
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