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Miss Manners: What does ‘cocktail attire’ mean?

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Large percentage of NY municipalities won’t allow legal weed sales
A total of 522 municipalities in New York are passing on from recreational marijuana sales, according to data released Tuesday by the Office of Cannabis Management.
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Inside Biden's calculated silence on Breyer's retirement
President Joe Biden received a much-needed political opening on Wednesday. But neither he, nor anyone close to him, appeared ready to celebrate it.
A teenager and an adult were charged in connection with 8-year-old's fatal shooting in Chicago
A teenager and an adult have been charged in connection with the killing of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega, who was struck by a stray bullet over the weekend in Chicago, police said.
New baby giraffe born at the Santa Barbara Zoo
Anderson learns about a new baby giraffe born at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Anderson Cooper Full Circle airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.
Louisville parts ways with men’s basketball coach Chris Mack after slow start
Chris Mack was hired to lead the Cardinals back to success after Rick Pitino's departure, but he went 1-5 in his past six games and some NCAA violations occurred on his watch.
Major winter storm could develop into bomb cyclone over the weekend
The quickly-intensifying winter storm could develop into a nor'easter as it travels along the coast, potentially unleashing blizzard conditions.
Biden Revives Obama-era loan program that funded Solyndra and cost U.S. taxpayers more than $500 million
The Biden administration has issued its first clean energy loan guarantee
California city facing gun-rights group's lawsuit over liability-insurance requirement
A gun-rights group is suing the city of San Jose, California in response to the city’s new ordinance mandating that gun owners in the city carry liability insurance and pay an annual fee.
How a Supreme Court nominee becomes a justice
Republicans changed the process that a president's nominee to be a Supreme Court justice needs to go through.
Elijah Warner, son of Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Kurt Warner, commits to Temple
Elijah Warner, son of Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Kurt Warner, has committed to Temple after having a strong senior season a Phoenix Brophy Prep.
Democrat delegate attacks Youngkin's faith, says his CRT ban shows he's 'not a Christian'
A Democrat in the Virginia House of Delegates slammed Gov. Glenn Youngkin, R-Va., claiming that the governor's action-packed first day in office, including the ban on critical race theory (CRT) in schools, suggests Youngkin is not “a man of faith, not a Christian.”
Bob Saget 'was at peace' when John Stamos last saw him for double date with wives, actor says
Bob Saget's "Full House" co-star John Stamos recalls the last time they saw one another and the rocky start to their friendship.
Jennie Nguyen blames social media team for sharing controversial posts
"I just want you to understand that, during that time, I had a team of people that [were] helping me. Whether they posted [or] I posted, it doesn’t really matter at this point."
Tasha K slams ‘machine’ on YouTube after court loss to Cardi B
"We will fight, no matter the cost or length, even if this takes year," Kebe said in her 12-minute speech, adding later, "all the way up to the Supreme Court if need be."
3 states and D.C. sue Google over "deceptive" location tracking practices
Attorneys general from Texas, Indiana, Washington and Washington, D.C., have filed a lawsuit against Google, claiming the tech company manipulated consumers into handing over personal data and invaded user privacy. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined CBS News' Elaine Quijano to discuss the accusations he and other states are outlining in their lawsuit.
Federal Reserve plans to raise interest rates soon to fight inflation
The Federal Reserve is signaling it plans to begin raising interests rates soon. Officials are hoping the move will help ease inflation, which has risen to its highest level in decades. Dana Peterson, chief economist for The Conference Board, joins CBS News' Elaine Quijano to discuss.
‘Melrose Place’ actor Morgan Stevens dead at 70
Stevens passed away on Wednesday after police conducted a wellness check at his home.
Laser temporarily blinds medical helicopter crew member
A crew member aboard the flight experienced temporary blindness and blurred vision from the laser.
DCCC issues support for aggressive New York gerrymander that could eliminate 5 GOP seats
The national Democratic Party is urging Democrats in New York to support a gerrymander plan that could drastically change the political makeup of the state by eliminating five of the eight Republican seats in Congress.
Joe Schoen lays out clear philosophy as Giants GM: ‘Find solutions’
Cut through all the words and the messaging and the specifics of what Joe Schoen intends to change and instill in the Giants and it comes down to this: “We can all talk about what the problems are,’’ Schoen said Wednesday, his very big day. “Our job is to find solutions.’’
Amid Ukraine crisis, commerce, energy and history color Germany's Russia policy
As the U.S. seeks to present a united front on Ukraine, Germany has its own interests to safeguard in dealings with the Kremlin. Some other European states do as well.
$110K Reward Offered in Case of Tioni Theus, Teen Whose Body Was Found on Road
The 16-year-old was killed by a gunshot wound to her neck and was found dead alongside a Los Angeles freeway January 8.
Supreme Court math: User's manual to confirming Stephen Breyer successor
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's upcoming retirement will mark the first time a Democratic U.S. Senate has the chance to confirm a high-court justice in a post-nuclear-option world. The battle to replace him comes down to simple math.
Carjackings on the rise nationwide, investigators say many juveniles responsible
Crime has risen across most cities. In Minneapolis, police have seen a nearly 530% increase in carjackings over the past two years.
Biden signs order making military sexual harassment a criminal offense
President Biden has signed an executive order that will make sexual harassment in the military a criminal offense, with enforcement to be handled by outside investigators that are independent of the military's chain of command.
Biden can't let Sinema and Manchin short-circuit his Supreme Court nomination
With the midterms approaching, Senate Republicans are likely to oppose the nomination -- whoever it is -- and use it to rally the base. Biden should be able to ignore all of that -- if he has the support of Manchin and Sinema, writes Julian Zelizer.
Editorial: Don't let real estate investors destroy all our rent-controlled housing stock
If the state cares about preserving existing affordable apartments, it should pass a state bill that curbs real estate speculators who would buy rent-controlled properties and tear them down.
Kansas City Chiefs fans donate $178,000 to New York children's hospital after playoff victory over the Buffalo Bills
The hospital tweeted that it started receiving $13 donations from different Chiefs' fan groups on Tuesday.
Biden promised Rep. Clyburn to nominate Black woman to SCOTUS
President Biden will soon be faced with the choice of whether to make good on a promise about the Supreme Court he made to secure a key endorsement during the 2020 South Carolina primary, when his campaign was struggling to survive.
John Mara hopes Joe Schoen brings continuity Giants have been ‘dying’ for
Joe Schoen, the newest Giants general manager, stood alone at a podium in the middle of the team’s field house for his introductory press conference on Wednesday. Over his right shoulder in the background hung a huge banner honoring the 1986 Super Bowl 21 championship team with a list of every player and coach on...
Halle Berry lands on ‘Moon’ February 4
Moon is in retrograde. Halle Berry will save us. That’s the premise of “Moonfall.” Listen, lousy times make for lousy plots.
Here's the Final 'Jeopardy!' Answer That Ended Amy Schneider's 40-Game Winning Streak
Although her regular-season play is over, Schneider has earned a spot in the show's Tournament of Champions.
Russian diplomats told to leave US as tensions mount over Ukraine
Russian diplomats departed the US Embassy Wednesday after being told to leave by the US as tensions rise with Moscow over the threat of an invasion of Ukraine.
Antitrust Push by Feds Could Halt Mega-Mergers Like $8.45B Amazon-MGM Deal
An antitrust U.S. attorney stated that they were seeing "a truly unprecedented explosion" of merger requests.
North Korea fires projectile into sea in sixth weapons test this month
North Korea fired a projectile into the sea off its east coast on Thursday as the country ramps up weapons testing in an effort to flex its military muscle.
Breyer’s legacy: A centrist, pragmatic problem-solver and defender of the court’s reputation
Often overshadowed by the late liberal icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Stephen G. Breyer will leave a legacy when he retires at the end of the current term as a steadfast supporter of abortion rights, the environment and health-care coverage — and for his questions about the constitutionality of the death penalty.
'Real Housewives' star Jennie Nguyen speaks out for first time since firing over resurfaced social media posts
"Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" star Jennie Nguyen spoke out for the first time since she was fired from the Bravo show. Nguyen took responsibility for the resurfaced social media posts, but claimed she didn't know if she had posted them.
Witness Can Confirm Matt Gaetz Was Told He Had Sex With a Minor
Anna MoneymakerOn Sept. 4, 2017, according to his confession letter, Joel Greenberg called his friend Rep. Matt Gaetz with some bad news.A teenager both men had paid to have sex with was underage, Greenberg claimed. Now, two sources tell The Daily Beast, a cooperating witness can confirm details of that call for one damning reason: He was in Greenberg’s office when the call took place.The witness, “Big Joe” Ellicott—Greenberg’s longtime best friend and an employee at the Seminole County tax office—recently pleaded guilty to fraud and drug charges as part of a cooperation agreement with federal prosecutors.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Judge orders Oath Keepers leader to remain in jail pending trial
Stewart Rhodes, the Oath Keepers leader accused of seditious conspiracy to overthrow the Biden presidency, will remain in jail as he awaits trial, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
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Woman is vaccinated, and "grateful," after ICU stay in pregnancy
"I would sit and count my breaths because I didn't know if I would survive the night," she said.
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Amy Schneider’s history-making ‘Jeopardy!’ streak comes to an end
In a “Final Jeopardy” shocker, she draws a blank on “What is Bangladesh?” but goes out proud: “Playing ‘Jeopardy!’ is the most fun I’ve ever had and I really didn’t want it to stop.”
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Bickering with and insulting the press isn't new. How Biden's hot mic moment fits into presidential history
From George Washington to Donald Trump, every U.S. president has attacked reporters – not always publicly, not always profanely, but consistently.       
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Houston DUI suspect in deputy's alleged hit-and-run death is freed on bond, records show
A Houston driver accused of killing a sheriff's deputy in an alleged DUI hit-and-run incident Monday was released on a $275,000 bond, Harris County court records show.
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Illinois state trooper, teacher wife dead in murder-suicide
The 30-year-old trooper, Antonio Alvarez, and his 31-year-old spouse, Amanda Calo, were reportedly found by a witness in the vehicle parked on a street in Chicago.
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Senator Coons talks Supreme Court vacancy and potential Russian invasion of Ukraine
Senator Chris Coons joins "Red and Blue" to discuss the latest developments on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement. Plus, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee member talks about the U.S. response to tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
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Florida House Democrats concerned about proposed redistricting maps
States have different processes for redrawing legislative maps after the last census. Florida's state legislature is working on redistricting as the state has become more racially and ethnically diverse. Fentrice Driskell, who represents the 63rd district in Florida's House of Representatives, joins CBS News to discuss the redistricting efforts.
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U.S. delivers written responses to Russia's demands
The United States has sent written responses to Russia over their grievances. NATO and the U.S. are preparing for Russia to potentially invade Ukraine with bolstered supplies. CBS News correspondent Christina Ruffini gives the latest information on the tensions on "Red and Blue."
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Michigan professor suspended over video criticizing university's COVID-19 policies sues
Michigan professor Barry Mehler was suspended for making a YouTube video for students that criticized Ferris State University's COVID-19 policies.
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