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Jackson Mahomes sparks outrage dancing on late NFL star Sean Taylor’s memorial

Jackson Mahomes upset fans on Sunday when he danced on the late Sean Taylor's memorial logo at FedEx Field in Washington.
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Vaccine deadline looms as thousands of service members could face disciplinary action
All U.S. service members must be fully vaccinated by Monday. With 91% of all members vaccinated, the Marines have the lowest vaccination rate of all service branches. David Martin reports.
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Scientists working to determine severity of Omicron COVID variant
With little information to go on at the moment, scientists are assessing just how dangerous the newest COVID-19 variant is. Meanwhile, cases are surging in parts of the U.S. with lagging vaccination rates. Lilia Luciano has more.
Kathy Hochul holds solid lead over Letitia James in NY governor poll
Hochul leads James 40 percent to 17 percent among primary voters, with 7 percent of Democrats supporting the potential bid of Mayor Bill de Blasio or Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, who is a candidate.
Jets' Zach Wilson throws awful interception in win over Texans
Rookie quarterback Zach Wilson led the New York Jets to a 21-14 road win over the Houston Texans on Sunday, but early in the first quarter, the BYU product may have thrown the worst interception of the NFL season.
Prince Charles was the royal who asked about complexion of Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's firstborn, book says
A new book about the British royals claims that Prince Charles was the one to infamously speculate about the complexion of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s firstborn son, Archie.
Jets report card: Win doesn’t hide glaring problem
Grading the Jets' 21-14 win over the Texans in Houston on Sunday.
"CBS Weekend News" headlines for Sunday, November 28, 2021
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Weekend News with Meg Oliver."
U.S. to impose new travel restrictions on southern African countries
The U.S. on Monday will join the European Union in imposing strict new travel restrictions on South Africa and several other countries in response to the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. Debora Patta reports.
How Lesley Stahl got up close with mountain gorillas in Rwanda
The 60 Minutes correspondent recounts her challenging trip to report on Rwanda’s mountain gorillas.
Toddler, who went missing after father's pick up truck wound up in a river, found dead
Two-year-old Emma Sweet was found three miles downstream from where her father had been found by duck hunters on Friday.
Letters to the Editor — Nov. 29, 2021
The Issue: The City Council’s drive to let green-card and work-visa holders vote in NYC elections. It’s bad enough that President Joe Biden wants to compensate illegal immigrants who were separated at the border, but now the City Council wants to allow non-citizens to vote (“Green card voters,” Nov. 24). What kind of Alice in...
Giants report card: A defensive masterclass
Grading the Giants' 13-7 win over the Eagles on Sunday.
The latest in the January 6 investigation
The House select committee investigating the January 6 US Capitol riot is touting their extensive number of interviews and subpoenas, but a court hearing Tuesday may determine how far lawmakers are able to go.
Next week on 60 Minutes: Go inside iconic fashion house Gucci
On the next edition of 60 Minutes, Sharyn Alfonsi travels to Rome and meets Alessandro Michele, creative director for Gucci.
Texans' Justin Reid 'shocked' by healthy scratch ahead of loss to Jets
Houston Texans safety Justin Reid was “shocked” to learn he would be a healthy scratch in Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, a matchup that resulted in Houston's ninth loss of the season.
Man Convicted of Raping 'Lovely Bones' Author Alice Sebold Exonerated After Film Producer Re-Investigates the Case
Author Alice Sebold's movie project about her 1981 rape is imploding after a producer's personal investigation of the incident led to exoneration for the man who was convicted for it.
Milwaukee Bucks are set to sign free agent DeMarcus Cousins to one-year deal
The Milwaukee Bucks and free agent DeMarcus Cousins have agreed to come together on a non-guaranteed, one-year deal.
'The Equalizer' Season 2 Episode 8 Release Date: When the CBS Show Returns in 2022
Have no fear fans of The Equalizer, Episode 8 is coming to screens a lot sooner than you may think.
Our Open Relationship Has Revealed Something Disturbing About My Husband’s “Preferences”
I really don’t know how to deal with this.
Waukesha restaurant donates all of day's sales to help parade victims, raises about $15,000
Joseph Sifnaios, co-owner of The Coop restaurant in Waukesha, Wisconsin, said his establishment was able to raise about $15,000 for the victims of last Sunday's Christmas parade tragedy.
The Capitals are alone in first place after an impressive 4-2 victory at Carolina
The Capitals lost a two-goal third-period lead but prevailed on Dmitry Orlov's power-play winner in a 4-2 victory over the Hurricanes.
Bucs' Vita Vea loses tooth, mouth bloodied in win vs. Colts
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea will need some dental work after Sunday.
Biden’s special-interest science: Only airlines escape his vax mandate
Effective January White House-ordered Occupational Safety and Health Administration directive requires you to get a vaccine or a weekly test — or be fired from your job.
Rangers signing Marcus Semien to seven-year deal as Yankees’ shortstop market thins
One shortstop option is off the board for the Yankees.
NYC man predicts he’ll dodge bail after 3 busts in 36 hours — and he’s right
Brooklyn homeless man Agustin Garcia, was busted three times in just 36 hours last week, boasting to NYPD cops that he would dodge bail at each turn because he “didn’t have a record.”
The Capitals are alone in first place after an impressive 4-2 victory at Carolina
The Capitals lost a two-goal third-period lead but prevailed on Dmitry Orlov's power-play winner in a 4-2 victory over the Hurricanes.
Virgil Abloh, menswear designer for Louis Vuitton, dies of cancer
Virgil Abloh, the artistic director of menswear for Louis Vuitton and founder of fashion label Off-White, has died at 41 of a rare form of cancer.
Acosta: GOP lawmaker is 'doctor of disinformation' for the far right
Dr. Jonathan Reiner and Jim Acosta discuss a tweet from Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) in which he claims the omicron variant was made up to help Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections.
Why (and how) Fabricio Werdum sees Ciryl Gane beating Francis Ngannou at UFC 270
Former UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum weighs in on the Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane title bout at UFC 270.       Related StoriesDustin Poirier tells Conor McGregor to 'keep talking' as rival claims unfinished businessDustin Poirier tells Conor McGregor to 'keep talking' as rival claims unfinished business - EnclosurePaul Felder says MMA fighters are a 'sensitive group,' details UFC commentary struggles
Long Beach Poly to face Gardena Serra in crowd-pleasing CIF state bowl game
Santa Ana Mater Dei will play San Mateo Serra in CIF Open Division championship game.
GOP Rep. Nancy Mace 'Wrong and Reckless' for COVID Vaccine Comments on Fox News: Surgeon
"In some studies that I've read, natural immunity gives you 27 times more protection against future COVID than a vaccination," the congresswoman said Sunday.
Body of missing 2-year-old girl found in Indiana river
She was missing since her father was pulled from his partially submerged truck.
Doctors Says Omicron Patients Have “Mild” Symptoms But Experts Warn It’s Far Too Early to Know
The World Health Organization says it will take anywhere from several days to several weeks to understand the true severity of the new COVID-19 variant.
Tributes pour in for Sondheim, the greatest theater composer-lyricist of our time
“He’s the reason so many of us got into this line of work.”
As U.S. Hunts for Chinese Spies, University Scientists Warn of Backlash
A chilling effect has taken hold on American campuses, contributing to an outflow of academic talent that may hurt the United States while benefiting Beijing.
Fetal Viability, Long an Abortion Dividing Line, Faces a Supreme Court Test
On Wednesday, the justices will hear the most important abortion case in decades, one that could undermine or overturn Roe v. Wade.
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Renowned fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies at 41 after a private battle with cancer
Abloh was the artistic director for Louis Vuitton menswear, but the 41-year-old designer had already made a name for himself prior to joining the luxury label.
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Sorry, but Hunter Biden’s profiteering matters — even if the rest of the press ignore it
Most of the media continue to ignore Hunter Biden like toddlers with their fingers in their ears. His laptop is "unconfirmed." "Unsubstantiated." "It doesn't matter."
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Resonating with his crowd, Baby Keem seems ready to reach for something more
The 21-year-old rapper met his 9:30 Club audience exactly where they’re at. But where to go from here?
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Maxine Waters on Marjorie Taylor Greene: 'We Can Expect Anything From This Crazy Woman'
Waters identified Greene as the leader of a small group of pro-Trump hard-right Republicans that she called the "GOP crazy caucus."
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Congress is facing a December time crunch. Here’s what to expect.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to the press after a lunch meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol on November 16. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Congress is running out of time to avoid a shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. With the Thanksgiving holiday in the rearview mirror, Congress is once again facing a time crunch to accomplish a number of major legislative priorities before the end of the year. After punting the decisions earlier in the year, lawmakers need to both fund the government past the current December 3 deadline and raise the debt ceiling before the US defaults on its debt. Senate Democrats also hope to advance President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion reconciliation bill, the Build Back Better Act, after it passed the House in mid-November, and the chamber also needs to make headway on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), an annual must-pass defense policy bill. The NDAA, which is historically bipartisan, may be relatively smooth sailing — albeit time-consuming — after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed this month to decouple it from the US Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), but Build Back Better faces an uncertain fate at the hands of moderate Senate Democrats. In its current form, the bill includes lower prescription drug prices, universal pre-kindergarten, an expanded child tax credit, and four weeks of paid family leave, but could still change substantially prior to any final passage. Short-term extensions for government funding and the debt ceiling, meanwhile, received bipartisan support this fall, but it’s still unclear whether lawmakers can coalesce behind an omnibus spending bill before the December 3 deadline, and Republicans have already signaled they may not support another increase to the debt ceiling, despite the potentially severe consequences of a US default. “Now it’s our turn and we’ve got to buckle down,” Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin told NPR this month. “And we have several things that are critical: military authorization, debt ceiling, continuing resolution. It’s going to be a busy December, but we’ve got to get the job done.” Here’s everything Congress must get done before December 25, why it’s so important — and why so much of it is still in limbo. Congress must fund the government to avoid a shutdown At the top of Congress’s to-do list is to make sure, one way or another, that the lights stay on past December 3.Congress passed a continuing resolution on September 30 to fund the government through that date and avoid a shutdown, but it’s set to expire on Friday, and it’s looking increasingly unlikely that lawmakers will successfully advance an omnibus spending bill before then. A likely alternative, according to CQ Roll Call, is another CR, which could fund the government through February or March and give Congress more time to finalize its 2022 appropriations bill. Lawmakers could also opt for a stopgap measure funding the government until just December 17, in hopes that the tight schedule will force Congress to come to an agreement about the full appropriations bill, or at least give them some time to make progress on it before passing another stopgap measure to fund the government into next year. A complete omnibus bill includes a dozen smaller spending measures to fund various aspects of the federal government; currently, 10 of those component bills have passed the House, while the Senate has brought just three bills to committee and passed none. Whatever path they take, Congress will have to get straight to work when members return from the Thanksgiving break; starting Monday, they only have five days to avert a shutdown. Can Congress pay its debts? Next on the docket, and no less important, is raising the debt ceiling. According to a November 16 letter from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to congressional leaders, the government could reach the debt ceiling by December 15, at which point, she wrote, “there are scenarios in which Treasury would be left with insufficient remaining resources to continue to finance the operations of the U.S. government beyond this date.” In October, Congress voted to increase the debt limit by $480 billion, which gave the Treasury enough funds to keep the government solvent — for a while. But now, with the December 15 deadline fast approaching, it’s unclear whether Republicans will play ball with Democrats to avoid potentially catastrophic consequences. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed in September, Yellen warned of a dire situation should Congress fail to act and increase the debt limit. “In a matter of days, millions of Americans could be strapped for cash,” she wrote. “We could see indefinite delays in critical payments. Nearly 50 million seniors could stop receiving Social Security checks for a time. Troops could go unpaid. Millions of families who rely on the monthly child tax credit could see delays. America, in short, would default on its obligations.” The US has never defaulted on its debt, although it has come close, and economists say that to do so would have catastrophic consequences, including potentially reversing the progress of recovery from the pandemic, slashing millions of jobs, increasing borrowing costs for ordinary Americans, and throwing the global economy into turmoil. Despite that, Republicans hope to force Democrats to raise the debt ceiling without their cooperation — “in order to simply make a point,” as Vox’s Li Zhou wrote back in October. Democrats, on the other hand, have argued that Republicans ought to work with them to pass a suspension or increase, or simply get out of the way. One, because avoiding a gigantic economic collapse is in everyone’s interest, and the minority party hasn’t typically blocked action to this degree in the past. And two, because both Democrats and Republicans are responsible for the actual debt that this legislation would address. According to the Hill, it’s possible Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will once again reach a deal to raise or suspend the debt ceiling, despite opposition from members of McConnell’s conference. That’s not a sure thing, however, and it’s not clear how Democrats intend to navigate the debt ceiling issue. One option, floated by Pelosi and previously backed by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), would be to use the reconciliation process. Reconciliation would allow Democrats to lift the debt ceiling without any Republican votes; however, Democrats would also have to put forward a specific figure to which they plan to raise the ceiling, which is a potentially unpopular solution before the midterm elections, and one which would require the input of Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough, according to CQ Roll Call. “We cannot let the full faith and credit of the United States lapse, and we are focusing on getting this done in a bipartisan way,” Schumer told reporters last Sunday. Biden’s agenda hangs in the balance Also on the agenda is the Build Back Better Act, which is once again in the hands of the Senate after passing the House on November 19. Although the flagship climate and social spending bill is less time-sensitive than the previous two priorities Congress is faced with, Democratic senators have said they hope to pass the bill before going on break for the holiday recess. Sen. Amy Klobuchar tells @GStephanopoulos that she’s confident the Build Back Better plan will be completed by Christmas. “Sen. Manchin is still at the negotiating table.”— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) November 28, 2021 Though it included $3.5 trillion in spending when it was introduced earlier this year, the bill has been pared down to about $1.75 trillion by moderates in both chambers — and especially by Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who retain outsized influence over the bill since the budget reconciliation process requires all 50 Democratic votes (and Vice President Kamala Harris to break the tie) to pass an evenly divided Senate. No Senate Republicans are expected to vote in favor of the bill. Despite being scaled back, the version of the bill that passed the House includes a number of flagship items from the Biden agenda, such as provisions for universal pre-kindergarten, an extension of the child tax credit, $555 billion in climate spending, and a new corporate minimum tax rate. More controversial among Democrats, the measure also includes a temporary increase to the amount of state and local taxes Americans can deduct from their federal tax filings (called the SALT deduction), though it’s not certain that will survive the Senate. While it’s not essential that the bill pass before the holiday recess, it’s still a top priority for Democrats, for a number of reasons — both in order to cement Biden’s domestic policy legacy and, potentially, to help boost his sagging poll numbers as inflation raises prices on everything from groceries to fuel. However, the bill isn’t likely to make it through the Senate without some changes. Among those possible changes: While the House version includes $200 billion for paid family leave and a provision for Medicaid to cover hearing costs, Manchin has stood firmly against both proposals. The Senate parliamentarian also has final say on a number of elements in the bill that may not conform with the rules of reconciliation, including immigration policy, and any changes will have to go back to the House for final approval after passing the Senate. The NDAA is coming down to the wire The NDAA, an annual defense policy bill, has passed Congress every year for the past six decades, including over a veto from former President Donald Trump, which Congress overrode by a wide margin. This year, the bill is facing a relatively straightforward path — there are no veto threats on the horizon, for one — but Congress still needs to get back on track after a snag regarding Schumer’s attempt to link the NDAA with a bill to counter China’s technological and defense gains. That bill — the US Innovation and Competition Act, or USICA — passed the House earlier this year and would provide $250 billion in funding for research and development, as well as “to boost the U.S. semiconductor industry,” according to Politico. Its inclusion with the NDAA proved controversial, however, and the two measures were unlinked earlier this month ahead of a successful procedural vote in the Senate to advance the NDAA process. That vote ended several months of stalling after the Senate Armed Services Committee approved a version of the bill more than three months ago, and after the House passed its version in September. But while the ball is now rolling on the NDAA, major policy debates remain before it reaches Biden’s desk: A number of proposed inclusions could have a big impact on US defense policy going forward. Among those changes is a version of the Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act backed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), which would take prosecution of military sex crimes out of the chain of command, and a provision that would include women in the draft for the first time. All told, there are also more than 1,000 amendments filed, including one to repeal the 1991 Gulf War and 2002 Iraq War authorizations. Although that measure has fairly broad support, McConnell warned that repealing the 2002 authorization would give the US less latitude to act in the Middle East. “I expect a robust debate about that,” McConnell told Politico earlier this month.
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Waukesha residents will 'Unite with a Blue Light' on Sunday during moment of silence for parade attack victims
The city of Waukesha is asking residents to light a blue light outside of their homes and share a moment of silence at 4:39 p.m. CT on Sunday, exactly one week after the Christmas parade attack that left six people dead and dozens more injured.
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NFL coach linked to Oklahoma job following Lincoln Riley's reported departure
Lincoln Riley’s reported departure from Oklahoma to USC had one major name linked to the Sooners job hours after word of the decision broke.
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Esper Claims Defense Dept. Is Improperly Blocking Parts of His Memoir
The former defense secretary sued the agency, saying that portions of the book were being concealed “under the guise of classification.”
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Memphis Grizzlies' Ja Morant to miss at least a 'couple of weeks' with sprained knee
Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said there was no set timeline for Ja Morant's return from injury, but he's expected to miss a few weeks       
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Zach Wilson’s girlfriend celebrates Jets’ win after quarterback’s return
The Jets got a win Sunday in Zach Wilson's return game, and no one was more excited about the victory than the quarterback's girlfriend, Abbey Gile.
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See Fauci react to Ted Cruz saying he should be prosecuted
In an interview with CBS News, Dr. Anthony Fauci reacted to comments from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) saying that he should face federal prosecution over some of his testimony before Congress.
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Travis Kelce and girlfriend Kayla Nicole wrap up bye week with Eagles date
Travis Kelce and the Chiefs may have this Sunday off, but the tight end still made his weekend about football.
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