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Large crowd of counter-protesters face off with Ku Klux Klan

In Charlottesville, Virginia, a large crowd turned out to counter-protest against the Ku Klux Klan. The community is divided over plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, the latest battle over confederate monuments raging in the South. Paula Reid reports.
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One person was killed and four others injured in a Toronto shooting
At least one person is dead and four others injured after a shooting in a Toronto suburb Sunday, Toronto police said.
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Ohtani's 2-out, 2-run HR in 9th sends Angels over Bosox 6-5
Shohei Ohtani hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Angels rallied past the Boston Red Sox 6-5 Sunday, ending a four-game losing streak.
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Gen Z influencer gets cancelled mocking vapid digital culture of today
Gen Z influencer Serena Shahidi, known as @Glamdemon2004, became the latest victim of cancel culture with her TikTok video mocking the vapid digital culture of today.
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Moore, short-handed Suns hold off Spurs 123-121
The Phoenix Suns got some needed rest for their All-Star backcourt and kept alive their chances at the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.
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Outrage after social media users discover series of Hitler-praising tweets from CNN freelancer
Social media users are demanding CNN respond after contributor Adeel Raja, who has written dozens of pieces for the outlet, wrote in a now-deleted tweet on his account that "the world today needs a Hitler." After some digging, it turned out to be one of several messages Raja has posted praising the Nazi leader.
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Orioles rally from deficit, beat Yankees 10-6 to avoid sweep
Maikel Franco homered and drove in three runs, rookie Bruce Zimmermann came out of the bullpen to hold down the Yankees and Baltimore Orioles avoided a three-game sweep by rallying to beat New York 10-6 Sunday.
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U.S. ambassador to U.N. calls for de-escalation in Middle East
The U.S. has been engaged in intense diplomacy with Israel and with Palestinian leadership as well as Egyptian and Qatari officials, Thomas-Greenfield said.
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2 police officers among 48 people shot in Chicago in violent weekend
2 police officers among 48 people shot in Chicago in violent weekend
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Hendricks takes shutout into 9th, Cubs beat Tigers 5-1
Kyle Hendricks took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-1 on Sunday.
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Elon Musk says Beneil Dariush's Tesla is 'coming soon' (finally) after UFC 262 callout
Call Beneil Dariush's post-fight interview cringe-worthy if you want, but he got Elon Musk's attention.       Related StoriesElon Musk says Beneil Dariush's Tesla is 'coming soon' (finally) after UFC 262 callout - EnclosureDespite UFC 262 title win, Charles Oliveira still won't give up on talk of featherweight returnDespite UFC 262 title win, Charles Oliveira still won't give up on talk of featherweight return - Enclosure 
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Israel blasts Bella Hadid for joining pro-Palestinian march
The younger sister of fellow supermodel Gigi Hadid has also shared emotional posts on Instagram in support of Palestinians.
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Calls mount for Gaza-Israel cease-fire, greater US efforts
U.N. Security Council and Arab diplomats have convened emergency meetings.
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Nets' Kyrie Irving says basketball is 'not the most important thing to me right now'
The Brooklyn Nets enter Sunday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a chance to lock up the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, and with the trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving leading the way, they have obvious championship aspirations heading into the postseason.
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Rapper J. Cole makes his debut in African basketball league the same weekend his album drops
Cole is playing for the Patriots Basketball Club in Rwanda.
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Rapper J. Cole makes his debut in African basketball league the same weekend his album drops
J. Cole is having quite the weekend with not only the Friday release of his album, "The Off-Season," but also his debut in the Basketball African League.
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Margot, Adames, Lowe lead Rays over Mets 7-1 for sweep
Manuel Margot, Willy Adames and Brandon Lowe homered off Marcus Stroman, leading the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Mets 7-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.
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Netanyahu calls out the AP after claiming they weren't warned about Israeli airstrike: 'You weren't lucky'
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directly called out the Associated Press for claiming not to know that an Israeli airstrike was heading for their bureau in Gaza City because of evidence that Hamas was occupying the building, noting that Israel had taken "special pains" to make sure the building was vacated.
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Ben Crump Says He Wants to End 'Legalized Genocide': 'They're Killing African Americans'
"[T]he very laws that are supposed to protect us are being used to kill us," the attorney said.
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'I am truly sorry': Bob Baffert issues apology for handling of Medina Spirit announcement
Trainer Bob Baffert issued a statement Saturday in which he apologized for his handling of the announcement of Medina Spirit's positive drug test      
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Suspect in string of NYC bank robberies busted
Craig Gernett was just released from prison in August 2020 after serving 10 years for robbing banks and stores.
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Man charged with shattering NYPD patrol car window
Police had been investigating a potential knife threat, which was unfounded, as the car's rear window was smashed. The suspect was quickly found and arrested.
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States lift face mask mandates after CDC updates guidance
Mark Strassmann reports on the CDC lifting the mask mandate and the impact.
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Coronavirus FAQ: Should I Get My Antibodies Checked After I Get Vaccinated?
The short answer is — no. Immunology experts say there is little to be gained, for now, from an antibody test, for a number of reasons.
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Portland mayor thanks Biden for pulling federal troops out of city
The mayor of riot-battered Portland, Ore. thanked President Joe Biden for lifting an order that sent federal troops into the city last year amid massive civil unrest.
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Republicans Condemn Firing of Space Force Commander Over 'Partisan Political Activity'
"This decision was based on public comments made by Lt. Col. [Matthew] Lohmeier in a recent podcast," a Space Force spokesperson said.
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Yankees blow big early lead in ugly loss to Orioles
Jordan Montgomery’s worst start of the season, coupled with the Yankees’ bats going silent after the third, resulted in a 10-6 loss at Camden Yards.
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Happy 55th birthday, Janet Jackson! The pop icon's music career in photos
Happy birthday, Janet Jackson! The pop icon turns 55 on May 16, 2021. Take a look at her music career in pictures.       
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Despite UFC 262 title win, Charles Oliveira still won't give up on talk of featherweight return
Charles Oliveira is the new UFC lightweight champion, but a return to the featherweight division is still on his mind.       Related StoriesDespite UFC 262 title win, Charles Oliveira still won't give up on talk of featherweight return - EnclosureAndre Muniz on 'Jacare' Souza's broken arm at UFC 262: 'I knew that it had to go like this'Andre Muniz on 'Jacare' Souza's broken arm at UFC 262: 'I knew that it had to go like this' - Enclosure 
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It never made sense for AT&T to buy WarnerMedia. Now it’s undoing its $100 billion deal.
WarnerMedia’s Game of Thrones. | HBO The people who brought you Game of Thrones are merging with the people who bring you 90 Day Fiance. Five years ago, one of the world’s biggest phone companies announced it was buying one of the world’s biggest media companies. Now it wants a do-over: AT&T wants to combine WarnerMedia, the company that owns HBO, CNN, and the Warner Bros. movie studio, with Discovery Inc., the cable TV programmer that owns the Food Network and HGTV. The short version: The people that brought you Game of Thrones and the people that brought you 90 Day Fiancé are getting together. This won’t affect you, the person who likes to watch those shows, very much in the near future. But it underscores the upheaval in the media industry, as companies that used to dominate the landscape are scrambling to catch up with the new media giants — which are tech companies. We’ll do the longer version, including the rationale for this, in a minute. But first, let’s just take a second to marvel at the things you can do if you run a really big, really valuable phone company: You can tell the world that the future of your business involves combining your business — selling subscriptions to broadband and wireless phone service — with someone else’s media business, and spend tens of billions of dollars doing that. And then you can announce, with a shrug, that you’ve changed your mind. That’s what AT&T is doing now. In 2016, the phone company said it was going to pay more than $100 billion (including debt) to buy what was then called TimeWarner, and spent years fighting the Trump administration in court to get the deal done. The deal raised eyebrows from the get-go, because TimeWarner had already been through a disastrous merger with an unrelated company — that would be AOL — during the first dot-com boom, and supposed synergies between those two never materialized. But if you asked AT&T executives to explain why merging a media company with a non-media company would be different this time around, you would get bristly non-answers. Now we’re getting the real answer: Adding TimeWarner to AT&T didn’t help AT&T sell more wireless or broadband plans. And it didn’t help TimeWarner compete against Netflix and the rest of the internet. Which is why AT&T is essentially unmerging WarnerMedia, and merging it with an actual media company, where there might actually be some synergies. If this undoing sounds familiar, there’s a good reason. We’ve seen it happen twice this year alone. In February, AT&T announced that it was unmerging with DirecTV, the satellite TV business it bought in 2015 for $67 billion, and is now worth something less than $16 billion. AT&T paid $67 billion for DirecTV in 2015. Now it’s worth $16 billion. pic.twitter.com/K97vJF8xRO— Peter Kafka (@pkafka) February 25, 2021 And last month, Verizon announced that it was unmerging with AOL and Yahoo, two former internet powerhouses, in a deal that valued those companies at $5 billion — about half of what Verizon had paid for them a few years earlier. All of which is to say: Next time someone gives you grief at work for screwing something up, you can tell them that at least you didn’t waste tens of billions of dollars on a failed media M&A strategy. (You should also consider working as an M&A lawyer or banker, where you get paid to do these deals whether they make any sense or not.) So. Merging WarnerMedia with AT&T didn’t work. Will merging with Discovery work? Mmmmmmaybe. At the very least, it helps WarnerMedia, which is trying to compete with Netflix and Disney for a share of the streaming video subscription market, add weight and heft. Both WarnerMedia and Discovery have their own streaming video subscription services — HBO Max and Discovery+ — and putting both of them under the same roof can be more efficient. And there isn’t a ton of overlap in the services: HBO Max is HBO shows plus WarnerMedia movies plus an assortment of other stuff. Discovery Plus is a collection of reality TV shows. The new company can market the two services separately, but it will undoubtedly roll out a merged version one day. Both companies also own large cable TV operations — WarnerMedia’s Turner group includes CNN, TNT, and Cartoon Network; Discovery has everything from the History Channel to Animal Planet. Those businesses are in permanent decline — as WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar has said publicly — but in the meantime, they still reach tens of millions of people and throw off a lot of cash. And combining the backroom operations of those networks can save more money along the way. Wall Street is very excited about companies like Netflix, and now Disney, that can argue that they are streaming video companies. But it never bought AT&T’s argument that it was a streaming video company — it valued it as a slow growth/no growth phone company that happened to own some media stuff. But now, in theory, investors who want to invest in WarnerMedia can do that, so maybe the new company will end up being worth something like the money AT&T sunk into it to begin with. Let’s pause here and note that this merger isn’t a forgone conclusion, because AT&T and Discovery are proposing it in 2021 — a time when regulators around the world are newly interested in slowing or stopping big companies from getting bigger, just for the sake of getting bigger. AT&T had to spend a couple years fighting to get its WarnerMedia deal done, but that fight seems like it had a lot to do with the fact that Donald Trump didn’t like CNN. (Trump and his regulators had no problem with Rupert Murdoch selling most of his Fox empire to Disney.) Now AT&T and Discovery will have to explain why combining two of the biggest video programmers in the world won’t eventually result in less choice and/or higher prices for consumers, to a much more skeptical audience. Free preview: AT&T and Discovery will say they need to do it to compete with Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, TikTok, and anything else on the internet. And the truth is, they’re right. A deal like this would have been jaw-dropping a few years ago. Now, it’s going to seem inevitable, and also not that big a deal. Especially to someone like you, who is likely spending your screen time on a combination of paid services like Netflix, and free ones like TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram. It’s possible, one day, that if you pay for HBO Max, or Discovery+, you’ll see some effect from this. Maybe you’ll get a discount for buying both services — or maybe the merged company will raise prices on both services, because they can. Perhaps you’ll see some crossover content, like a Food Network show dedicated to red sauce recipes from The Sopranos. But unless you work at WarnerMedia, Discovery, or their competitors, this is a megamerger you may not ever notice. Which tells you everything you need to know.
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Happy birthday, Janet Jackson! The pop icon's music career in photos
Happy birthday, Janet Jackson! The pop icon turns 55 on May 16, 2021. Take a look at her music career in pictures.       
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Four Alabama officers hurt after argument over dog ends in deadly shooting
Four Alabama police officers have been hospitalized after a shooting at an apartment building on Sunday.
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MTA exec accuses mayor of being out of touch with subway safety fears
Interim Transit President Sarah Feinberg spoke with WABC-TV and criticized Mayor de Blasio for not being as proactive about crime on the subways. She has called for a heavier police presence.
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Russell Westbrook, Bradley Beal lead Wizards' improbable run into play-in game; East matchups set
The Wizards produced a memorable end to their regular season, going 17-6 over the final six weeks.      
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Rombauer wins 2021 Preakness Stakes
Rombauer has won the 2021 Preakness Stakes, dashing the hopes of another Triple Crown winner. At race time, Medina Spirit, the Kentucky Derby winner, was the favorite at 2-1 odds, but placed third. CBSN's Lana Zak reports.
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Chris Webber and Jalen Rose, former Michigan Fab Five teammates, end feud after Hall of Fame announcement
Chris Webber and Jalen Rose talked on ESPN after Webber's Hall selection, publicly ending the beef between the former Michigan basketball stars.      
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Crawfish boil explosion sends 4 people to the hospital
Four people were injured in Louisiana after an explosion at a crawfish boil, according to a volunteer fire department.
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Stalled roller coaster traps riders in Phoenix
Safety officials in Arizona are looking into what caused a roller coaster at the Castles N' Coasters amusement park to stall. Some 22 people were trapped about 20 feet above the ground as firefighters came to the rescue. CBSN's Lana Zak reports.
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'A little bit out of North Korea': Trump critical GOP lawmakers condemn Republican consolidation under former president
The differing views of the GOP from within the party itself pointed to the lasting fragmenting of the party after the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot.       
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A new hope: Kids line up for COVID-19 vaccine
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Teen commits to play basketball where dad coaches
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Maskless crowds resume at KC Mavericks games
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2-year-old boy in critical condition after shooting
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Packers rookie wants to be more than speedster
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Club helps provide food, essentials to communities
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Students roll up sleeves to get vaccines
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Some people still need to mask up even if vaccinated. Are you one of them?
News that fully vaccinated people no longer have to wear masks and social distance may have you celebrating -- but wait. That doesn't necessarily apply to people with "weakened" immune systems, the CDC says. Could that be you?
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Some people still need to mask up even if vaccinated. Are you one of them?
The news flashed across the country -- mask-free at last!
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Israel kills 42 in Gaza as Netanyahu warns war will go on
Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 37 people Sunday, medics said.      
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