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Man Caught Playing Flute While Driving Gets Moving Violation

Police said that the driver was playing along with an iPod.
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Massachusetts school offers 'safe space' for 'students of color' after Rittenhouse, Arbery verdicts
A middle school in Massachusetts offered segregated "safe spaces" to students after the verdicts for both Kyle Rittenhouse and the Ahmaud Arbery cases.
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NFT Art Collectors Are Playing a Risky Game—And Winning
In Miami, the next generation of art collection showed its colors
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Some Democrats want Rep. Boebert disciplined
A resolution was introduced calling for Rep. Boebert to be stripped of her committee seats over controversial remarks about Rep. Omar.
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'That's Abuse': Internet Sides With Woman Who Quit Cooking After Husband Yelled 'Hurry Up'
"I stop, turn the oven off, and tell him I was done — no more cooking," a woman wrote on Reddit.
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Michigan County Has Charged 18 Youths Ages 12 to 17 for Making Threats Against Schools
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said 18 students have been charged with making threats in the week since a school shooting that killed 4 in the state.
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Woman Stole Daughter’s Identity to Get Loans and Attend College, U.S. Says
Laura Oglesby, 48, of Missouri, who pleaded guilty to intentionally providing false information to the Social Security Administration, lived as someone nearly half her age, the authorities said.
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Instagram CEO says it's "critical" to have multi-platform youth safety rules
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri told a Senate subcommittee investigating the harmful effects of the photo sharing app on teenagers that "keeping young people safe online is not just about one company."
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Senate issues rebuke of Biden's workplace vaccine mandate
Most Democrats blasted the repeal effort as “ridiculous” and “anti-science,” and warned it would prolong the pandemic and facilitate the emergence of new Covid variants.
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Buck Showalter leaves Mets ‘pretty impressed’ after first interview
“They were pretty impressed with Buck today,” said a person with knowledge of Showalter’s interview. “It went really well.”
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The New Version of the Omicron Variant Is a Sneaky Little Bastard
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/ShutterstockThere’s a new form of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus—one that experts say is hard to distinguish from the Delta variant using standard polymerase chain reaction, or PCR tests.The appearance of this sneaky “BA.2” subvariant—“sublineage,” is the scientific term—is the latest development in the still-developing crisis that the baseline BA.1 Omicron sparked after health officials in South Africa confirmed the new lineage, with its dozens of key mutations, two weeks ago.The hard-to-distinguish BA.2 sublineage is also a forceful reminder to the unvaccinated to get vaccinated, and the unboosted to get boosted. There’s a lot we don’t know about Omicron and its sublineages, but early signs are that the leading vaccines still work just fine against them. And, of course, all the jabs work even better with a booster shot.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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I'm Done Trying to Understand or Educate the Unvaccinated
They don’t only leave themselves vulnerable to the virus, they make everyone more vulnerable.
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Facebook still won’t give up Instagram for Kids
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri testifying at a Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday. | Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Even under serious political pressure, the company insists its products aren’t inherently harmful for young users. Following damaging internal leaks that showed Instagram can negatively impact teens’ mental health, Instagram said it would halt its plan to build a version of its app for kids. But on Wednesday, the company revealed it hasn’t ruled out making an “Instagram for Kids” one day. At a Senate hearing on Instagram’s impact on children and teens on Wednesday, when Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) asked Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri if he would commit to permanently stopping development of Instagram for Kids, Mosseri responded: What I can commit to you today is that no child between the ages of 10 to 12 — should we ever manage to build Instagram for 10- to 12-year-olds — will have access to that without explicit parental consent. In other words, Mosseri was saying that Instagram may still build a product for kids, despite facing months of heavy public outrage and political pressure to abandon those plans. The exchange reveals a deeper takeaway from the hearing: Instagram — and its parent company Meta (formerly Facebook) — do not seem to believe their product is harmful enough to children and teens that it needs radical change. That’s in spite of internal company research leaked by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, which showed that one in three teenage girls who felt bad about their bodies said Instagram made them feel worse. The research also showed that 13 percent of British teenage users and 6 percent of American teenage users who had suicidal thoughts traced the desire to kill themselves to Instagram. While Mosseri struck a thoughtful and serious tone at the hearing when discussing topics like teen suicide, he minimized his company’s own research that showed Instagram can contribute to teenage depression and denied that Instagram is addictive. His answers seemed to do little to reassure the remarkably bipartisan group of US lawmakers at the hearing, who say they believe Instagram is damaging teenagers’ mental health. These lawmakers say they are committed to passing legislation that could force Facebook and other tech companies to change their businesses to better protect children. Instagram’s impact on teenage mental health has become a lightning rod in larger conversations about regulating social media, at a time when a growing proportion of the US public is increasingly distrustful of major tech companies. But Facebook and Instagram continue to downplay this harm. When Blumenthal asked Mosseri if he supports legislation to outlaw social media apps that are designed to be addictive for certain users, Mosseri replied, “Senator, respectfully, I don’t believe the research suggests that our products are addictive. Research actually shows that on 11 of 12 difficult issues that teens face, teens who are struggling said that Instagram helps more than harms.” “We can debate the meaning of the word ‘addicted,’ but the fact is that teens who go to the platform find it difficult and maybe sometimes impossible to stop,” said Blumenthal. Another illustrative moment in the two-and-a-half-hour hearing was a back-and-forth between Mosseri and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). While Cruz has used past hearings about social media to promote partisan concerns about alleged conservative censorship, this time, the legislator stayed focused on the issue of children’s mental health. When Cruz pressed Mosseri about the internal research about Instagram’s harm to teenagers with body image issues and suicidal thoughts, Mosseri again argued that on the whole, Instagram made life better for teens. “If we’re going to have a conversation about the research, I think we need to be clear about what it actually says. It actually showed that one out of three girls who suffer from body image issues find that Instagram makes things worse, and that came from a slide with 23 other statistics where more teens found that Instagram makes things better,” said Mosseri. In a later exchange, Mosseri said that social media platforms like Instagram have “helped important movements like body positivity to flourish. … It has helped diversify the definitions of beauty, and that’s something that we think is incredibly important.” These defenses didn’t seem to soften lawmakers’ stances. “I’m a mom; I’m a grandma. ... I have a 12- and 13-year-old grandson. I’m talking to parents all the time,” said Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) at a press conference after the hearing. “And we know that [in] the vast number of stories that we are hearing, so many of the parents mentioned the adverse impact” of social media. Blackburn called Mosseri’s assertion that Instagram does more good than harm to teen users “astounding,” and said that “really sounded removed from the situation.” This all makes it clear that Facebook has lost significant trust with lawmakers. Whatever goodwill the company might have had on Capitol Hill a decade ago, when Facebook was still in its infancy and thought of by many as a universal social good, has been drastically diminished after years of controversy over the company’s struggles with privacy, hate speech, and other harmful content on its platforms. “Big Tech loves to use grand, eloquent phrases about bringing people together, but the simple reality and why so many Americans distrust Big Tech is: You make money,” said Cruz. It’s still too soon to say if Congress will actually pass legislation to force Facebook and other social media companies to fundamentally change their businesses to better protect teens and other users. Right now, there are several bills out to create stronger privacy laws, to establish penalties for Facebook if it allows damaging content to surface, and to mandate that Facebook must share more data with outside researchers to assess the harms of its products. So far, none of these bills have passed or are even close to passing. But this hearing reaffirmed how Democrats and Republicans are in increasing lockstep that something must be done on the topic of how social media can harm teens. Jim Steyer, the founder and CEO and founder of the nonprofit Common Sense Media, which promotes safe technology and media for children and families, has long advocated for Congress to pass legislation that would better protect children on the platform by safeguarding their privacy and other measures. He said that even though Congress hasn’t moved quickly enough, he thinks Wednesday’s hearing is a sign that momentum is building for real legislation. “We’ve seen this movie way too many times before when it comes to Facebook and Instagram — and it’s time for action by Congress on a bipartisan basis period, full stop,” he said. “But I do think it’s going to happen now.”
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Marco Rubio: It's clear our economy and corporations have become 'dependent' on China
Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio issued concern Wednesday on the "control" China has on the American economy and corporations on "Special Report."
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London Calling: Deadly windstorm pummels U.K. with rain and snow
In the latest installment of London Calling, CBS News contributor Simon Bates explains why recent power outages caused by a massive windstorm are being made worse by climate change.
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Rep. Schiff reacts to Meadows decision to sue January 6th committee
CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) about former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows' decision to stop cooperating with the January 6th committee and file a lawsuit.
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'This Should Be Simple': AOC, Progressives Say Lauren Boebert Must Be Punished
Ocasio-Cortez argued that Boebert should be stripped of House committee assignments for inciting "incredibly racist rhetoric against a specific colleague."
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Senate votes to repeal Biden's vaccine mandate
The Senate voted Wednesday night to repeal President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate on private businesses with over 100 employees by a vote of 52-48.
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Chad Ochocinco Johnson credits McDonald’s for his healthy NFL career
Chad Ochocinco Johnson has a contrarian explanation for why he had such a healthy NFL playing career: The Golden Arches.
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Bulletproof Vests For School Kids? Arizona Fire Captain Says They're Now a Necessity
"I just wanted to give people something that could actually make a difference," the fire captain said.
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Senate passes resolution to defund, repeal Biden vaccine mandate
Senate Republicans successfully forced a vote on a resolution aimed at nullifying the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for large employers in a 52-48 vote.  While the measure is not expected to see movement in the Democrat-controlled lower chamber, two Democratic lawmakers — Sens. Jon Tester (Mont.) and Joe Manchin (W.V.) — joined GOP lawmakers in...
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Etiwanda is No. 1 in Southern California girls' basketball rankings
Etiwanda, Sierra Canyon and Corona Centennial are the top teams in the Southern California girls' basketball rankings.
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Darlene Hard, Tennis Hall of Famer and ‘best doubles player of her generation,’ dies at 85
She won 21 major titles in the late 1950s and ’60s, including three in singles.
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Daunte Wright's mom delivers emotional testimony in trial
CNN's Adrienne Broaddus recaps the first day in the manslaughter trial of Kimberly Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who said she mistook her gun for a Taser when she killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop.
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Fantasy football rankings for Week 14: Chargers may have to lean even more on Austin Ekeler
The Chargers might not have top wideout Keenan Allen on Sunday vs. the Giants, so QB Justin Herbert and RB Austin Ekeler rate highly.       
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Finland's Sanna Marin, one of world's youngest leaders, apologizes for clubbing after COVID exposure
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin apologized after facing backlash for spending a night out in Helsinki after she was exposed to COVID-19.       
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Landon shakes off a difficult start, handles Spalding in MAPHL clash
The Bears lose a defensive leader early but regroup for a 5-1 win.
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Everything feels different around Islanders after win: ‘Have a little life’
Following the a 5-3 win over the Senators on Tuesday, coach Barry Trotz finally got to address something positive after four weeks of Islanders losses.
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Ukrainian military report says 120,000 Russian troops near border
Ukrainian defense officials say Russia has increased troop numbers near the Ukrainian border to 120,000 people, including additional army, air force and naval personnel.
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St. John’s must improve in three areas before start of Big East season
Here are three areas in which St. John’s (6-2) must improve to avoid a bad loss before the showdown against Seton Hall and to prepare for the upcoming Big East season.
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Donald Trump Says If He Doesn't Run in 2024, His 'Base Is Going to Be Very Angry'
Previously, Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he had made up his mind about whether he will run for president again in 2024.
newsweek.com
Man and Children, Ages 9 and 6, Killed in Car During 'Targeted Assassination,' Cops Say
Two armed suspects approached the vehicle the three victims were in and fired into the car "without any apparent warning or provocation," said police.
newsweek.com
Judge allows Britney Spears to sign own paperwork and control finances
Spears' attorney Matthew Rosengart said his client, "as an independent woman, not under conservatorship,” should be able to write documents herself.
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Surgeon general says mental health crisis worsening among young people
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is sounding the alarm about a worsening mental health crisis among young people. Murthy says this is not a new issue, but one that has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Jessi Gold, a psychiatrist and assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss.
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39 U.S. soldiers to receive Purple Hearts following CBS News investigation
A CBS News investigation found at least 39 U.S. soldiers injured in an Iran missile strike on an Iraq military base last year were denied the Purple Heart and the benefits associated with the award. The Army reversed its decision and notified the soldiers on Wednesday. CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joins CBSN's Lana Zak with more details on her reporting.
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Police in one Wisconsin city want to reduce crime by becoming a neighbor
Six houses in Racine, Wisconsin, are staffed by police, whose job it is to get to know the communities they serve.
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Father and son arrested on suspicion of starting California's Caldor fire
David Scott Smith, 66, and Travis Shane Smith, 32, were arrested and accused of "reckless arson" in connection with the 15th-largest wildfire in recorded California history.
latimes.com
Senate Republicans move to block Biden's vaccine mandate with help from Democrats Manchin, Tester
The effort is unlikely to get anywhere in the House so the fate of the mandate will lie in the hands of the courts which is weighing challenges.       
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At Least 85 Criminal Cases Dismissed After Dozens of Cops Swapped Homophobic, Racist Texts
Hundreds of criminal cases could be in jeopardy after a Los Angeles Times investigation revealed offensive texts sent by several Torrance police officers.
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Senate Votes to Scrap Biden Vaccine Mandate as Republicans Eye 2022
The action was largely symbolic, but it allowed Republicans to press an attack on Democrats that is likely to be central to their midterm election campaigns.
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New York Times catches fire for headline saying Fox News Christmas tree 'catches fire'
The suspect arsonist was arrested for burning down the All-American Christmas tree, which is being rebuilt.
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In a largely symbolic move, the Senate votes to block Biden's vaccine-or-test mandate
The White House says the president will veto the bill if it reaches his desk. But GOP lawmakers pushed the measure as the political fight over vaccine mandates deepens.
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UFC 269 'Embedded,' No. 3: Charles Oliveira surprises his daughter with dolls
Go behind the scenes with the big-name fighters of UFC 269 for the third time during fight week.       Related StoriesGeoff Neal puts recent DUI arrest behind, ready to thrive off crowd energy at UFC 269Geoff Neal puts recent DUI arrest behind, ready to thrive off crowd energy at UFC 269 - EnclosurePedro Munhoz doesn't see a decline in Dominick Cruz ahead of UFC 269 
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Cause of Training Fall That Killed SEAL Commander Brian Bourgeois Under Investigation
On Saturday, Bourgeois, 43, was injured when he was fast-roping down from a helicopter, Naval Special Warfare Command said Wednesday. He died Monday.
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Nigel Farage: Brexit battle showed both parties 'sing the same song' about populism 'without meaning it'
Since the 2016 Brexit of Great Britain from the Belgium-based confederation known as the European Union, many populist civilians have begun to take note that not even elected officials on their own flank truly believe in democracy or republicanism as-defined, Brexit Party founder Nigel Farage told Fox Nation on Wednesday.
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Los Angeles DA George Gascon blasted over 'tone deaf' press conference amid spiking crime: 'An embarrassment'
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon was surrounded by several of his contemporaries from other states Wednesday while as defended his progressive policies amid a second recall attempt to oust him and a crime wave of shootings and brazen robberies.
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US small arms and ammo set to arrive in Ukraine as Pentagon details troops to train country's military
The final elements of a $60 million security assistance package will arrive in Ukraine this week, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Wednesday, including small arms and ammunition.
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Garcetti's Senate committee nomination hearing scheduled for Tuesday
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to consider Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's nomination to be ambassador to India at a hearing Tuesday.
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NYC correction officers union sues city over vaccine mandate
The union representing NYC's correction officers sued City Hall on Wednesday in hopes of halting the “draconian vaccine mandate” that has exacerbated the agency’s staffing crisis.
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