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James Balog's photos chronicle climate change - "The Takeout"

On "The Takeout" podcast this week, nature photographer James Balog confronts climate skeptics with his photographic evidence of climate change.
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Remembering a day of infamy
America avoided involvement in World War II for several years. But when Japanese planes dropped bombs on Pearl Harbor 80 years ago today, a deeply divided nation became unified. John Dickerson looks back on how Americans came together.
Biden warns Putin against Ukraine invasion
President Biden spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin for nearly two hours to try and talk him out of invading Ukraine. Mr. Biden warned his counterpart that there will be consequences if Russia does. Nancy Cordes has the details.
Jennifer Lawrence reveals why filming with Leo DiCaprio was ‘hell’
The "Hunger Games" star admitted her day on set with Leonardo DiCaprio and Timothée Chalamet for Adam McKay's "Don't Look Up" was "absolute misery."
Clint Frazier has ‘electric’ plans for fresh start with Cubs
Clint Frazier is heading to Chicago after an unceremonious end with the Yankees and is ready for a new opportunity.
City officials dispute reports of ‘egregious’ conditions at D.C. jail
D.C. officials offer the press a tour of the facility amid reports of mistreatment at the jail.
Amazon Web Services suffers major outage
Amazon Web Services suffered a major outage that impacted popular websites and services, including those the company relies on to deliver packages.
'Don't Look Up' delivers a scathing satire that occasionally veers off course
In a grand science fiction tradition, "Don't Look Up" uses a disaster-movie framework as a metaphor for a reality-based crisis, with a huge comet hurtling toward Earth as a surrogate for indifference to addressing climate change. Yet this star-studded, extremely provocative satire at times veers off course itself, partially undermining its admirable qualities with the broadness of its tone.
MTA to turn fingerprint timeclocks back on after 20-month COVID pause
The MTA will reactivate the fingerprint readers on its timeclocks after suspending the feature during the pandemic, acting MTA Chairman Janno Lieber told The Post on Tuesday.
U.S. marks 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack
Eighty years ago, the bombing of Pearl Harbor launched the U.S. into World War II. For many survivors, this anniversary may be their last visit to Pearl Harbor. John Dickerson shares more.
Review: 'Don't Look Up,' but there's a scattershot satire headed your way on Netflix
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and a wasted (in the bad sense) Meryl Streep star in this pre-apocalyptic satire from Adam McKay.
GOP rep. calls out 'performance artist' members of his own party
At a campaign event, Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw went after members of the GOP who he says are lying for their own benefit.
Major antitrust adversary in Congress has daughter on Google’s legal team
US Rep. Zoe Lofgren — a Democrat who’s one of the most vocal opponents of antitrust bills now winding their way through Congress that would target Big Tech — has a daughter who works on Google’s legal team. That’s a conflict that is stymying legislation to regulate the ever-growing behemoths in her Silicon Valley district,...
eLife can't confirm many cancer research findings
Eight years ago, a team of researchers launched a project to carefully repeat early but influential lab experiments in cancer research. They recreated 50 experiments, and half the findings didn't add up.
Abcarian: A loyal Trump flunky leaves Congress to run what one wag dubbed 'Friendster for bigots'
Devin Nunes, the thin-skinned dairy farmer known for suing media companies, is quitting Congress to run Trump's new, yep, social media company.
Thousands of military families face food insecurity
The Pentagon vowed to help as thousands of military families struggle to put food on the table. But some say the military's assistance is not coming fast enough. Mark Strassmann has more.
Saudi Man Arrested in Paris in 2018 Slaying of Washington Post Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Saudi Arabia has said that the man "has nothing to do with the case in question."
Vice President Kamala Harris leads the first Maternal Health Day of Action
Vice President Kamala Harris led the White House's first Maternal Health Day of Action on Tuesday. Rohini Kosoglu, a domestic policy adviser for the vice president, joined Elaine Quijano on CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss what the Biden administration is doing about the issue.
Biden meets virtually with Putin as Russia builds up military on Ukraine border
Russia is amassing troops along its border with Ukraine. The White House says that in a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Biden offered diplomatic solutions. Otherwise, the U.S. will take economic measures. Former Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor joins CBSN "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with the details.
Jussie Smollett Defense Rests After Actor Claims Attack Was 'No Hoax' During Cross Examination
Smollett is charged with six counts of disorderly conduct for filing false police reports and faces up to three years in prison.
Md. poised to revoke governor’s authority to overturn parole decisions involving people serving life terms
The Democrat-controlled legislature overrode Gov. Larry Hogan's (R) veto this week to push forward on its criminal justice reform agenda.
Major League Soccer announces revised diversity hiring policy
The league will now require teams to have at least two diverse candidates make it to the last round of hiring.
Prince Harry slams 'deliberately vague' report regarding the scandal involving Prince Charles' former aide
Prince Harry criticized The Sunday Times for publishing a "deliberately vague" report regarding donations to his charity from Saudi billionaire Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz. Prince Charles' former aide was found to have used "fixers" regarding nominations for honors between 2014 and 2018.
Hawaii threatened by "catastrophic" flooding
Hawaii's governor declared a state of emergency as heavy rains pounded the islands over a 48-hour span.
Knicks’ Kemba Walker sells Massachusetts mansion amid career struggle
Former Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker, now Knicks' #8, has sold his 9,500-square-foot Massachusetts estate in an off-market deal.
Letters to the Editor — Dec. 8, 2021
The Issue: The parents of Ethan Crumbley, who were charged after he allegedly killed four of his classmates. I was delighted that in the recent mass shooting, the parents were held responsible as well for the alleged action of their child, Ethan Crumbley (“ ‘School shooter’ parents $1M bail,” Dec. 5). If only we can start...
Outrage over Wilmington gunfire that killed one child, critically wounded another
A 12-year-old boy was killed Monday in a shooting that injured his stepmother and a 9-year-old girl playing at a nearby school.
Instagram rolls out new teen safety features
Instagram unveiled new measures aimed at protecting teens from harmful content on the platform. The announcement came a day before the company's CEO testifies to Congress. Kris Van Cleave reports.
Body of Florida woman Kathleen Moore found near home of boyfriend charged with killing her
The body of a Florida woman whose boyfriend was charged with her death this week was found Tuesday near his home, authorities said.
Jussie Smollett denies staging attack
Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett returned to the witness stand, denying that he recruited two men to fake an attack on him, though he admitted that he had changed his story. Charlie De Mar reports.
Biden warns Putin of economic measures if Russia invades Ukraine
President Biden met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for two hours in what the White House called a "useful" virtual summit. Plus, Congress seems to have reached a deal to raise the debt ceiling. CBS News senior White House correspondent Weijia Jiang, National Journal columnist Josh Kraushaar and Washington Post chief correspondent Dan Balz join CBSN "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more.
Pfizer shot offers partial protection against Omicron variant, study finds
Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine offers some protection against the Omicron variant "but not complete" protection, according to an early study by South African scientists. Nikki Battiste shares the latest.
Who can believe one word Jussie Smollett says?
According to Smollett, his attackers are both the most industrious hate-criminals in history and also the laziest.
DeSantis vows no lockdowns or mandates in Florida amid as omicron variant hits the state
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will not allow Florida residents to be placed under restrictions or mandates amid reports that the state had its first case of the COVID-19 variant omicron.
'We got to see the sunset': Nick Cannon on his last moments with his youngest son Zen
Nick Cannon emotionally describes the final moments with his 5-month-old son, Zen, who passed away from a malignant brain tumor.
Biden's pick to become a key banking regulator withdraws after ugly nomination fight
Saule Omarova has withdrawn her nomination to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency after an ugly, and at times, incredibly personal, fight to be confirmed.
The military vowed to fight food insecurity but many are still struggling
An estimated 160,000 military families experienced difficulty putting food on the table in 2020, according to Feeding America.
"CBS Evening News" headlines for Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
Bills' Sean McDermott downplays Belichick's impact in Pats win: 'Let's not give more credit than we need to'
Snow, wind and the bitter cold were certainly factors in the New England Patriots 14-10 win over the Buffalo Bills but head coach Sean McDermott hesitated to add Bill Belichick into the mix.
Dominating in women’s sports as a trans athlete is fundamentally selfish
Lia Thomas, the transgender swimmer who broke a number of college records this past weekend, is not a hero. She’s selfish.
Harvey Weinstein's Los Angeles sex-crime case lives on; Rose McGowan's civil suit against him thrown out
A Los Angeles judge refused to dismiss sex-crime charges against Harvey Weinstein. Meanwhile the federal civil suit by Rose McGowan was dismissed.
Jussie Smollett Scolds Prosecutor for Quoting His N-Word Texts
During his trial in Chicago, disgraced "Empire" star Jussie Smollett scolded the prosecutor for quoting the N-word from the texts Smollett sent that were introduced as evidence.
Adams should nix de Blasio’s nutty vax mandate now — and spare businesses the pain
Mayor Bill de Blasio sprung the new COVID-19 vaccine mandate on employers with no warning, leaving them just three weeks to comply, and less than two weeks after the details are set.
Ghislaine Maxwell's defense is to blame the victims
In seeking to hold Ghislaine Maxwell accountable, prosecutors appear to be assessing the whole structure of abuse beyond just the alleged abuser, which is good news, writes Jill Filipovic. The bad news is that Maxwell's defense team's strategy seems to be to portray her as a victim of patriarchy while deploying the decidedly anti-feminist strategy of victim-blaming.
China Touts Human Rights 'Values' as International Pressure Mounts on Olympics
New report out of China touts country's human rights 'values' as international pressure mounts on Olympics
Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly told teen she 'had a great body for Mr. Epstein and his friends'
A Ghislaine Maxwell accuser testified Tuesday that Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam once told her she “had a great body for Mr. Epstein and his friends.”
White House still unsure of Russia’s intentions with Ukraine after Biden-Putin call
Following a much-anticipated call between President Biden and his Russian counterpart Tuesday, the White House appeared be taking a "wait-and-see" approach to a potential invasion of Ukraine by Moscow, with national security adviser Jake Sullivan telling reporters "we will watch what unfolds in the coming days."
The new 'Harry Potter' reunion trailer is here
A new trailer for the "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts" special, which will debut on HBO Max on Jan. 1, has been released (CNN, HLN and HBO are all part of WarnerMedia).
Characters we can't forget from 2021
A feminist witch, a trailblazing Black journalist and the wife of an extremist are among the memorable characters introduced to Times readers in 2021.