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Family of Black Man Killed by Police on Same Day as George Floyd Files Civil Suit After Cop Cleared
The Maricopa County Attorney said that an Arizona State Trooper killed a 28-year-old Black man in self-defense, but the family still wants justice.
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Colby Covington: Tyron Woodley was more competitive than Jorge Masvidal in training
Colby Covington says he used to have a tougher time dealing with Tyron Woodley in practice than he did with Jorge Masvidal.        Related StoriesUFC 253 free fight: Dominick Reyes starches Chris Weidman in Round 1UFC 253 'Embedded,' No. 2: Dominick Reyes hoops it upUFC on ESPN+ 36 medical suspensions: Tyron Woodley, Sarah Alpar, two others face 180-day terms 
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'Well, I think it's a shame': Trump responds to America's staggering Covid-19 milestone
• Opinion: Trump sees 200,000 deaths as a PR problem. They are Americans' loved ones • Fauci laments 'stunning' death toll
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Elon Musk says Tesla will sell a $25,000 car by 2023, stock falls
There’s a $25,000 Tesla not too far down the road, Elon Musk announced Tuesday. “Three years from now, we’re confident we can create a really compelling $25,000 vehicle that is also fully autonomous,” Musk announced at the company’s closely watched Battery Day event on Tuesday. That’s more than $12,000 less than Tesla’s least expensive car,...
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'Full Metal Jacket' in 4K hits home video
Matthew Modine talks about his experiences filming Stanley Kubrick's Vietnam war film, out now in 4K Ultra HD. Rick Damigella reports.
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Virginia legislator who tested positive for coronavirus warned his church, but House colleagues say they weren’t informed
House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn blasted Del. Thomas Wright for not warning those he may have exposed in Richmond.
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Trump-supporting beachgoers seek $20M in suit against Cardi B
A group of Trump-supporting Long Island beachgoers who are suing Cardi B said on Tuesday they want at least $20 million in damages — claiming the rapper unfairly painted them as bigots when posting footage of an argument they had with her sister. The suit, filed this week in Suffolk County Supreme Court, charges that...
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Don't Be Afraid to Have Sex After a Heart Attack—It Could Extend Your Life
Professor Yariv Gerber of Israel's Tel Aviv University said the findings will ease patients' worries about returning to their usual level of sexual activity soon after a heart attack.
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Local Digest: Authorities in Pr. George’s identify two homicide victims
A roundup of news from the Washington region.
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Pelosi and Mnuchin reach agreement to keep government funded until December 11
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin clinched an agreement Tuesday to take the threat of a government shutdown at the end of the month off the table.
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Banker claims she was fired after she caught her boss masturbating
A junior analyst at an investment bank was regularly harassed by her sex-obsessed boss — and was fired shortly after she caught him masturbating in a conference room, according to an explosive lawsuit. Logan Williams, who worked as a first-year analyst in the New York office of Marathon Capital, claims that her ex-boss, managing director...
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The Election That Could Break America
The United States has never failed to clear the bar of electing its next president. For The Atlantic’s new cover story, Barton Gellman issues a devastating warning that––in this year of plague, recession, “a reckless incumbent, a deluge of mail-in ballots, a vandalized Postal Service, a resurgent effort to suppress votes”––the mechanisms of decision making are fragile and at meaningful risk of breaking down. In short, our democracy has never before experienced anything like this.His report for The Atlantic’s November cover is “The Election That Could Break America.” The Atlantic is moving up its publication to today, weeks ahead of schedule, given the urgency of the reporting and the narrowing time until November 3. Merely by refusing to concede, which no other candidate has done in the modern era, Trump would have the tools to keep the outcome in dispute indefinitely. Gellman's reporting shows that Republicans are already discussing contingency plans to seize on this uncertainty to try to bypass the popular vote and directly appoint electors to the Electoral College.“Begin by rejecting the temptation to think that this election will carry on as elections usually do,” Gellman writes. “Something far out of the norm is likely to happen. Probably more than one thing. Expecting otherwise will dull our reflexes. It will lull us into spurious hope that Trump is tractable to forces that constrain normal incumbents.”Gellman reports that the worst-case scenario is not that Trump simply rejects the election outcome and refuses to leave. The worst case is that he could use his power to “prevent the formation of consensus about whether there is any outcome at all.” On January 20, 2021, “two men could show up to be sworn in. One of them would arrive with all the tools and power of the presidency already in hand.” This would be a genuine constitutional crisis. And as Gellman’s reporting shows, there is no umpire in this game, no singular authority that can tell the loser that he has lost.Details from Gellman’s reporting that are of extreme consequence to the American public include:Republicans are discussing contingency plans to bypass the popular vote and directly appoint loyal electors to the Electoral College. According to sources in the Republican Party at the state and national levels, Gellman reports that, using a “justification based on claims of rampant fraud, Trump would ask state legislatures to set aside the popular vote and exercise their power to choose a slate of Trump electors directly.” A Trump-campaign legal adviser tells Gellman that “the push to appoint electors would be framed in terms of protecting people’s will. Once committed to the position that the overtime vote has been rigged, the adviser said, state lawmakers will want to judge for themselves what the voters intended.” Three Republican leaders in Pennsylvania tell Gellman they had already discussed the direct appointment of electors among themselves, and one says he has discussed it with Trump’s national campaign.The 2020 presidential election will be the first in 40 years to take place without a federal judge requiring the Republican National Committee to seek approval in advance for any “ballot security” operations. The consent decree, a court order forbidding Republican operatives from using any of a long list of voter-purging and intimidation techniques, expired in 2018 after a federal judge ruled that the decree had worked and Republicans hadn’t recently violated its terms. As a result, Gellman writes, “Republicans have launched a program to recruit 50,000 volunteers in 15 contested states” to monitor polling places and challenge voters they deem suspicious-looking.If you are a voter, think about voting in person. In a year when the presidential election may be the first conducted primarily by mail, Trump’s continual decrying of mail-in voting as a fraud is not meant to prevent votes from being cast this way. His purpose is to discredit the practice, starve it of resources, and suppress votes. His attacks are funneling Republicans away from the mail-in ballots that he will suppress and attempt to disquality. Gellman writes: “Trump, in other words, has created a proxy to distinguish friend from foe. Republican lawyers around the country will find this useful when litigating the count. Playing by the numbers, they can treat ballots cast by mail as hostile, just as they do ballots cast in person by urban and college-town voters. Those are the ballots they will contest.”With only weeks until Election Night, Gellman reports that right now, the best we can do is an ad hoc defense of democracy. “If you are a voter, think about voting in person after all,” he advises. “If you are at relatively low risk for COVID-19, volunteer to work at the polls. If you know people who are open to reason, spread the word that it is normal for the results to change after Election Night. If you manage news coverage, anticipate extraconstitutional measures and position reporters and crews to respond to them. If you are an election administrator, plan for contingencies you never had to imagine before. If you are a mayor, consider how to deploy your police to ward off interlopers with bad intent. If you are a law-enforcement officer, protect the freedom to vote. If you are a legislator, choose not to participate in chicanery. If you are a judge on the bench in a battleground state, refresh your acquaintance with electoral case law. If you have a place in the military chain of command, remember your duty to turn aside unlawful orders. If you are a civil servant, know that your country needs you more than ever to do the right thing when you’re asked to do otherwise.”“Take agency. An election cannot be stolen unless the American people, at some level, acquiesce.”“The Election That Could Break America” is published at The Atlantic today. The November issue will continue to publish online in the coming weeks.
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver defends league's business relationship with China
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday he thinks continuing a business relationship with China is a good way to export American values.        
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How pandemic and racial justice may impact voter turnout
CNN's Brian Todd looks into how the coronavirus pandemic and racial justice may impact voter turnout for the 2020 presidential election.
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Companies and celebrities help nationwide effort to register Americans to vote
The late Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black wrote that "no right is more precious" than the right to vote. A timely quote, given that Tuesday is "National Voter Registration Day." And there's a full court press to get Americans signed up by Election Day.
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This woman says her dog is the original quarantine dog
CNN's Anderson Cooper shares viewers' stories about what makes them happy, including a grandmother who now gets to enjoy more time with her grandson and a woman who is enjoying time with her special needs dog.
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For one D.C. couple, education doesn’t stop with just their son
Ambrose Lane and Nure Green Lane have begun mobilizing to press city officials on providing more funding for schools with the greatest needs.
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Fact check: Trump campaign posts another dishonestly snipped Biden quote to make him sound confused
There is a pattern: President Donald Trump's campaign and its allies keep dishonestly snipping, editing or describing video clips of former Vice President Joe Biden to try to make the Democratic presidential nominee seem confused or senile.
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'Don't Be Afraid To Fail': Rod Blagojevich Inspires Grads of Inmates to Entrepreneurs Program
"Your comeback will be 100 times greater than your setback," the former governor said during the Zoom ceremony. "Some men and some women rise back on stepping stones from their dead selves."
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Jussie Smollett seeks to have Chicago court dismiss charges against him
Jussie Smollett has once again asked a Chicago court to dismiss charges against him — arguing the grand jury testimony that led to his second indictment is invalid, according to a motion released Tuesday. The motion, filed Sept. 9 by Smollett’s legal team, argues the actor’s second indictment was based on “illegal and incompetent evidence”...
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Anarchists react to Justice Dept. labeling NYC an ‘anarchist jurisdiction’
Among those who don’t take kindly to the Department of Justice labeling New York City an “anarchist jurisdiction” are, well … anarchists. Proud members of the lawlessness-and-disorder set have pushed back against the designation — first reported by The Post — which could see federal funding siphoned from the city unless it clamps down. “It...
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Watch Live: Donald Trump Hosts Campaign Rally in Pennsylvania
President Donald Trump on Thursday will speak at a campaign rally at an airport in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. EST.
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United Kingdom imposes new restrictions as COVID-19 cases spike
New coronavirus cases are skyrocketing across the U.K. and now Prime Minister Boris Johnson is rolling out new restrictions to slow the outbreak. Holly Wiliams reports.
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Rick Astley listens in on weatherman's hilarious blooper
Musician Rick Astley was greeted on BBC's "Breakfast" with an awkward weatherman moment. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
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Tropical Storm Beta slams Texas with heavy rains, flooding
Remnants of Tropical Storm Beta are battering the Gulf Coast with torrential rains from Texas all the way to New Orleans. Janet Shamlian reports.
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Fake Facebook pages made in China targeted U.S. presidential election
Facebook removed a small network of fake accounts and pages that originated in China and focused on influencing the presidential election in November.       
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Cindy McCain, wife of late GOP senator, is endorsing Joe Biden
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Tuesday that Cindy McCain, the wife of late Republican Sen. John McCain, is endorsing his presidential bid following President Trump’s alleged remarks about U.S. services members as reported by The Atlantic.
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Louisville under state of emergency ahead of Breonna Taylor decision
The city of Louisville, Kentucky, is under a state of emergency as it awaits a major decision in the case of Breonna Taylor's death. Jericka Duncan has the latest.
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9 of Every 10 Restaurants and Bars in N.Y.C. Can’t Pay Full Rent
A survey conducted by an industry group found that many establishments were still facing a financial crisis even after opening for outdoor dining.
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Nancy Pelosi, Steve Mnuchin reach deal to avoid government shutdown
The deal will fund the government through Dec. 11.
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CDC Says It Mistakenly Posted Guidance Saying Virus Spreads Via Air, Travels Beyond 6 Feet 
The CDC said Monday it erroneously published new guidance acknowledging that the coronavirus spreads through the air.
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Jets’ slow rebuild a product of disjointed team timelines
The Jets have a clock management problem. No, it’s not about how they are managing the last two minutes of the half in their games. Not much has been happening there, but that is another story. This is about the organization’s clock, which has been disjointed now for much of the last decade. The general...
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FDA set to announce greater restrictions for COVID-19 vaccine: Report
The Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce new standards for approving a coronavirus vaccine in an apparent attempt to shore up confidence with the American people, according to a report.
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Program to house homeless people in hotels is ending after falling short of goal
After reaching less than 30% of its goal to shelter homeless people who are vulnerable to the coronavirus, Project Roomkey is starting to phase out in the face of funding uncertainty.
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2 women emerge as top contenders to succeed Justice Ginsburg
The Supreme Court's nomination battle could come to an end soon. So far, two women are emerging as top contenders. Jan Crawford takes a look.
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NASA, Space Force sign an agreement to collaborate
NASA's Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced on Tuesday that the space agency will be formally working with U.S. Space Force in areas like human spaceflight, space policy and transportation and scientific research. (Sept. 22)       
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After Aerosols Misstep, Former CDC Official Criticizes Agency Over Unclear Messaging
Dr. Ali Khan, a former CDC official, says "it's becoming harder to trust what CDC tells us" after the agency posted, then deleted, information on coronavirus transmission. It's the latest flip-flop.
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NBA Commish: It's the U.S. Government's Job to Decide Whether the NBA Operates in China
In a recent interview, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver tried to blame the NBA's kowtowing to China on the federal government and its rules governing how American companies operate in foreign countries.
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Orange County could be set for wider reopening amid improved COVID-19 numbers
With the situation continuing to improve, Orange County officials said this week that a wider reopening of businesses could be around the corner.
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Woman dies in crash in park in SE, authorities say
Car rolled over in Fort Dupont Park, according to D.C. Fire Department.
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Beta weakens to tropical depression, but batters Texas with heavy flooding
Beta, which made landfall late Monday as a tropical storm just north of Port O’Connor, is the first storm named for a Greek letter to make landfall in the continental United States.
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'It's a shame.' Trump reacts to COVID-19 death toll hitting 200,000
Asked about the 200,000 COVID-19 deaths as reported by Johns Hopkins as he left the White House on Tuesday, Trump said "it's a shame."        
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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
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Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 200,000, Which Was on the Low End of Models with 'Full Mitigation'
The media and the Democrats are making much of reports that the U.S. reached an estimated 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday. However, in March, experts said 200,000 deaths was considered the low-end estimate with "full mitigation."
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With costs up and revenue down for public colleges during coronavirus, one governor has a plan: Refinance
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam proposed a plan to restructure higher-education debt to ease the financial strain on public universities during the pandemic, leveraging the state's AAA bond rating to help schools.
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Kentucky doctor who urged mask-wearing early on dies after 4-month battle with Covid-19
A Kentucky doctor who urged people to wear masks early on in the coronavirus pandemic died after battling the disease for four months.
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Donald Trump Leading Joe Biden in Just 1 of Over 60 National Polls Conducted So Far This Month
President Donald Trump leads Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in a single poll, out of more than 60 conducted during September, while he was ahead of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in more than a dozen polls at the same point in 2016.
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