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Moderna says vaccine is safe for kids 6 to 11

On Tuesday, an FDA advisory committee is meeting on whether to greenlight Pfizer’s lower-dose vaccine for kids 5 to 11 years old. And there’s the possibility of another vaccine for young children. Meg Oliver has the details.
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'Defeated' Mike Lindell Ends 96-hour TV Marathon After Failing to Gain Support
The MyPillow CEO failed to get support for his Supreme Court Case claiming the 2020 election was rigged in time for his Thanksgiving deadline.
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Boy charged with fatally stabbing 12-year-old girl at Christmas tree lighting
The boy, 14, who was not publicly identified due to his age, allegedly attacked Ava White Thursday in Liverpool as she and friends took in the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting.
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Woman and Four Children Found Shot to Death Inside California Home
Police have launched an investigation in L.A. and are currently questioning a man in relation to the killing.
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Elliot Page posts impressive six pack on Instagram
We see you thirst trapping, Elliot Page!
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North Korea Defector Captured After Being on the Run for 40 Days
Online video footage shows a man believed to be Zhu Xianjian being carried away by four police officers.
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American family stuck in South Africa amid new travel bans
An American family stuck in Johannesburg, South Africa, amid new Covid-19 travel restrictions talk about their experience in trying to get back home.
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Soul Train Awards 2021: The winners list
BET presented the 20201 Soul Train Awards that aired Sunday night. The awards ceremony celebrated the dance show "Soul Train's" 50th anniversary and for the first time was held at the legendary Apollo in Harlem, New York.
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Bugatti is the jewel in Volkswagen's crown. This 33-year-old is taking it over
Bugatti, the French manufacturer of $3 million supercars, is over a century old. But now it faces what may be the most difficult maneuver it has ever had to carry out: transitioning to an electric future.
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Jeffrey Epstein accuser Jennifer Araoz speaks out on Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex abuse trial
Jennifer Araoz has accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexually assaulting and raping her when she was a teenager. She, along with her attorney, Eric Lerner, joined "CBS Mornings" on Monday to discuss the start of the trial of Epstein's close associate and former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell.
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Matthew McConaughey rules out Texas governor run ‘at this moment’: ‘A humbling and inspiring path to ponder’
Matthew McConaughey announced he will not run for Texas governor, even as some voters polled reported favorable views of the actor.
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Pub-goers snowed in for three days at UK's highest inn
Dozens of people have been snowed in at the highest pub in the United Kingdom for three nights after the country was hit by Storm Arwen.
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Fauci addresses Omicron as new COVID variant sparks concern, new international travel bans
Dr. Anthony Fauci joined "CBS Mornings" on Monday to break down why Omicron, the newly detected COVID-19 variant that is rapidly spreading and quickly driving international travel bans, is more concerning than others, what we know about it and what we still need to learn.
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The 10 Best New TV Series to Watch on Streaming Platforms this December
Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max, and more have a number of new shows set to be released in December including "The Witcher" and "The Expanse".
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Disney is streaming 'The Simpsons' in Hong Kong without the Tiananmen Square episode
Fans have noticed that an episode of the Simpsons that features a scene in Tiananmen Square is missing from Disney+ in Hong Kong.
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Couple arrested fleeing Dutch COVID quarantine, moved to ‘forced isolation’
A married couple was arrested on a plane in the Netherlands on Sunday as they tried to flee the country after escaping from a quarantine hotel, officials said Monday.
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WHO criticizes travel bans on southern African countries
While investigations continue into the Omicron variant, WHO recommends that all countries "take a risk-based and scientific approach and put in place measures which can limit its possible spread."
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Who Is Alison Nathan? Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Judge
The Manhattan federal judge is overseeing the sex abuse trial of Ghislaine Maxwell in the U.S. district court.
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George Clooney thought 2018 motorcycle crash was the ‘last minute’ of his life
The "Tender Bar" director opened up to the Sunday Times about the accident and how he thought he was going to die with people gathering around him to film.
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Tony Bennett performs moving final concert with Lady Gaga at Radio City Music Hall
On his 95th birthday, music legend Tony Bennett gave his final concert six months after he and his family revealed he has Alzheimer's. Bennett sang alongside Lady Gaga at Radio City Music Hall in a special broadcast that aired Sunday night on CBS and the ViacomCBS streaming service Paramount+. Vladimir Duthiers reports.
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Giving Tuesday: Watch out for charity scams: Talking Tech podcast
Giving Tuesday: Watch out for charity scams: Talking Tech podcast     
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How the Supreme Court could overrule Roe v. Wade without overruling Roe v. Wade
Supporters of abortion rights demonstrate outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on November 1, 2021. | Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is an existential threat to Roe — even if the Court doesn’t use the words “Roe v. Wade is overruled.” Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which the Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday, is the single greatest threat to abortion rights since Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973. It involves a Mississippi law that prohibits nearly all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy, a law which violates the Supreme Court’s holding in Planned Parenthood v. Casey(1992) that “a State may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to terminate her pregnancy before viability.” “Viability” refers to the moment when a fetus can live outside of the womb, which typically occurs around the 24th week of pregnancy. (It’s worth noting that, while Mississippi’s law is often described as a “15-week” ban, the law provides that the 15-week clock starts ticking on “the first day of the last menstrual period of the pregnant woman.” So, in practice, the law functions more like a 13-week abortion ban.) Dobbs is also the first case explicitly asking the Court to overrule Roe since Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment gave Republican appointees a supermajority on the Supreme Court. It’s also being argued three months after the Court allowed Texas’s SB 8, which bans abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy in that state, to go into effect. There is every reason to believe that Dobbs ends disastrously for abortion rights. But it is far less clear that the Court will use five significant words — “Roe v. Wade is overruled” — when it hands down its decision in Dobbs. For one thing, such a decision would be procedurally improper. When the Court announces that it will give a case full briefing and oral argument, it also announces which legal question it intends to resolve in that case. The question presented by Dobbs is not “Should Roe v. Wade be overruled,” it is a slightly narrower question: “Whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.” For another thing, anti-abortion advocates have a long history of coming up with clever legal rules that would allow states to ban abortions, even if Roe nominally remained good law. In Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (2016), for example, Texas imposed onerous architectural requirements on abortion clinics and required abortion providers to obtain a difficult-to-acquire credential. Had the Court upheld that Texas law — and there are five justices on the current Court who almost certainly would have voted to uphold it — states might have banned abortions by imposing increasingly expensive regulations on clinics. Perhaps Texas could require every abortion clinic to be made out of solid gold. So if the justices want to explicitly overrule Roe v. Wade, they can do that. But if they would prefer to abolish the constitutional right to an abortion while maintaining the illusion that Roe has not been overruled, then there are plenty of ways to do that as well. Ultimately, a decision gutting Roe while leaving it nominally in place would have more or less the same effect as a decision explicitly overruling it. On the day Dobbs is handed down, in other words, supporters of abortion rights should not be sanguine — and Supreme Court journalists should not report that Roe has survived — just because the decision is not explicitly overruled. The Court could very well hand down a disingenuous decision that burns the constitutional right to an abortion to the ground, while also pretending to preserve some part of Roe. Why would the justices choose not to be honest in their Dobbs decision? For many years, anti-abortion activists pushed backhanded attacks on abortion rights, such as the architectural and credentialing requirements at issue in Hellerstedt, for a pretty basic reason. Until his retirement in 2018, Justice Anthony Kennedy was the Court’s swing vote in abortion cases, and Kennedy was unwilling to overrule Roe outright. Although Kennedy voted to uphold most of the abortion restrictions that reached him on the Supreme Court, he co-authored the primary opinion in Casey, which weakened Roe while retaining “Roe’s essential holding” protecting “the right of the woman to choose to have an abortion before [fetal] viability and to obtain it without undue interference from the State.” That meant that, so long as they needed Kennedy’s vote, anti-abortion activists had to work within Casey’s framework. Direct attacks on the right to an abortion would fail. Only more evasive attacks, such as burdensome regulations imposed on clinics or ideas to erect novel procedural barriers in front of abortion rights plaintiffs, had a shot at prevailing before Kennedy. Kennedy is now retired. And Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a feminist icon and reliable vote for abortion rights, is now dead. Both justices were replaced by staunch conservatives with anti-abortion records. So anti-abortion activists now feel comfortable making more direct attacks on Roe. Indeed, Kennedy and Ginsburg’s replacements with anti-abortion Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett probably explains why Mississippi spends the bulk of its brief in the Dobbs case arguing that the Court should explicitly overrule Roe v. Wade. That said, there are two plausible reasons why justices like Kavanaugh and Barrett might prefer a more backhanded approach. The first reason is that the Court has historically had very strong norms against overruling past precedents. Under the doctrine of stare decisis, Latin for “to stand by things decided,” appellate courts will typically follow their own past decisions — and at least one member of the current Court’s Republican majority has shown some caution about ignoring stare decisis even in abortion cases. In June Medical Services v. Russo(2020), Chief Justice John Roberts cast the key fifth vote to strike down a Louisiana anti-abortion law that imposed the exact same credentialing requirements on abortion providers that the Court previously struck down in Hellerstedt. Although Roberts had historically voted to restrict abortion rights — and although his opinion in June Medical criticizes the Court’s decision in Casey — he ultimately concluded that upholding an abortion restriction identical to a restriction the Court had struck down just a few years earlier was a bridge too far. “I joined the dissent in Whole Woman’s Health and continue to believe that the case was wrongly decided,” Roberts wrote in June Medical. But he also wrote that “the result in this case is controlled by our decision four years ago invalidating a nearly identical Texas law.” On a 6-3 conservative Court, abortion opponents no longer need Roberts’s vote to prevail. But it’s possible that he and at least one other Republican appointee will prefer to offer lip service to stare decisis in the Court’s Dobbs decision. The second reason why the Court may prefer not to write the words “Roe v. Wade is overruled” is that some of its members may fear a political backlash if they do so. Shortly after the Court’s early September decision permitting Texas’s SB 8 law to go into effect, multiple polls showed the Court’s approval rating plummeting to historic lows. So there is recent evidence suggesting that the public would react unfavorably to a decision that clearly and explicitly overrules Roe. Justices serve for life, so they don’t need to fear losing their next election if their polls drop. But if the Court has persistently low approval ratings, Congress is more likely to believe that it has cover to enact reforms limiting the Court’s authority (or even adding new seats to the Court). And a Court dominated by Republican appointees may not want to turn itself into a political punching bag in an election year when Republicans hope to regain control of Congress. So what would a backhanded decision overruling Roe look like? As mentioned above, the Texas law that was struck down in Hellerstedt offers one possible path forward, if the Court wants to eliminate the constitutional right to an abortion without explicitly overruling Roe. The Court could conceivably hold that there is still a constitutional right to an abortion, but states are free to impose burdensome requirements on abortion clinics — including requirements that are so expensive that they force clinics into insolvency. Another possibility is to erect insurmountable procedural barriers in the way of abortion rights plaintiffs. These could include both limits on who is allowed to bring abortion rights cases, and limits on what sort of remedies are available to these plaintiffs. The Court might, for example, hold that only individual patients seeking abortions may file lawsuits — and not abortion providers or clinics — and that the only remedy available to patients is a court order permitting them, and them alone, to obtain an abortion. Dobbs, however, is probably a poor fit for either of these approaches. Again, the question presented by the Dobbs case is whether “all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional,” not whether clinics are allowed to file abortion rights lawsuits, or whether states can require every abortion clinic to include a billion-dollar operating suite. But if the Court were to overrule Casey’s holding that “a State may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to terminate her pregnancy before viability,” and do nothing else, that would itself be a constitutional earthquake. It could also potentially be the death knell for abortion rights. In Gonzales v. Carhart (2007), which was previously the low-water mark for abortion rights after Roe, the Court held that “state and federal legislatures [have] wide discretion to pass legislation in areas where there is medical and scientific uncertainty.” And there is legitimately some uncertainty about when a fetus becomes viable — recent research suggests that at least some premature infants born after only 22 weeks of pregnancy can survive. So a Court that wishes to abolish the constitutional right to an abortion, and that is willing to stretch its existing precedents to the breaking point, could conceivably say that there is medical uncertainty about when a fetus becomes viable — and therefore, under Gonzales, state legislatures have “wide discretion” to determine when fetal viability occurs. Maybe Texas could pass a law determining that the fetus is viable in the first minute of pregnancy. In any event, I don’t want to give Justice Samuel Alito any ideas. The point isn’t that the Court will follow any particular chain of reasoning if it decides to kill abortion rights but leave Roe nominally in place. Rather, the point is that the Court could quite easily write an opinion in Dobbs which eliminates the constitutional right to an abortion, but that doesn’t explicitly overrule Roe. And, if it does, lawyers, Supreme Court journalists, and other people charged with translating judicial decisions for the general public should be upfront about what just happened. A decision eliminating the right to an abortion is a decision eliminating the right to an abortion, regardless of what the opinion actually says. That said, there may be one important difference between a decision explicitly overruling Roe and a decision that does so in a more backhanded way. A dozen states — Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah — have “trigger” laws which automatically ban all or nearly all abortions if Roe is overruled. These laws may not automatically trigger if the Supreme Court hands down a decision that leaves some empty husk of Roe still on the books. But most of these states have Republican governors and Republican legislatures, who could swiftly enact a new ban if the Supreme Court overrules Roe in a backhanded way. Ultimately, if the Court hands down a disingenuous anti-abortion decision, America could soon look virtually identical to a country where Roe was explicitly overruled.
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Making biofuels from your used cooking oil
Egyptian company Tagaddod is producing biofuels, a greener source of energy, with recycled cooking oil collected from households around the country.
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Virgil Abloh, groundbreaking fashion designer for Louis Vuitton, dies from rare cancer at 41
Tributes are pouring in for highly renowned fashion designer Virgil Abloh. He was the first Black man to be artistic director for Louis Vuitton’s menswear and aimed to bring more Black designers into the fashion industry. CBS News national correspondent Jericka Duncan reports.
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'He's scared to throw the ball': Kareem Hunt Sr. criticizes Browns' Baker Mayfield on Facebook
Kareem Hunt Sr. denies comparison to Odell Beckham Jr.'s father, whose video post orchestrated his son's way out of Cleveland       
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Opening arguments begin in Ghislaine Maxwell trial, Cyber Monday is here: 5 Things podcast
Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse girls, and jury selection begins for Jussie Smollett: 5 Things podcast      
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Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy victim, 52, to be laid to rest Monday
Tamara Durand, one of the victims of last week’s Waukesha, Wisc. Christmas parade horror will be laid to rest Monday following a visitation in nearby Oconomowoc.
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New England Patriots defense bullies Tennessee Titans for sixth straight win
On a weekend marked with feast, the New England Patriots made sure they had a seat at the table as their defense ate up the Tennessee Titans in the second half in a 36-13 victory.
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NBA player explains why he's changing his name
NBA player Enes Kanter explains to CNN's New Day why he is changing his name to Enes Kanter Freedom, and what emigrating to America citizen means to him.
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Russia says Zircon hypersonic missile hit target in latest test
Russia said on Monday it had carried out another successful test launch of its Zircon hypersonic cruise missile, hailed by President Vladimir Putin as part of a new generation of unrivaled arms systems.
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Thanksgiving travelers packed planes to new pandemic heights. Will rebound continue amid omicron variant?
Nearly 2.5 million people flew on Sunday, the most since the pandemic began but short of Thanksgiving 2019.       
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What we learned from Chargers' loss in Denver: Too many blown assignments
The Chargers' defense could not get off the field on third down, and the off-kilter offense could not recover from a two-touchdown deficit.
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Kevin Burkhardt talks the unseen A-Rod, ‘Mike and Mad Dog’ memories and why Greg Olsen can be best analyst ever
"I think he’s off to a tremendous start. I’m so impressed by how fast he’s picked up some of the nuances of the job."
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Dave Chappelle says he'll reject former high school's honor if his critics donate more than his fans
Dave Chappelle is telling his critics to put their money where their mouth is and donate to his former high school in order to stop a theater from being named after him.
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OMG, Omicron is here. But don't panic yet.
Researchers are trying to understand the new coronavirus variant.
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ShowBiz Minute: Abloh, McConaughey, BTS
Tributes paid to fashion designer Virgil Abloh, who has died of cancer at 41; Matthew McConaughey won't run for Texas governor in 2022; BTS make an emotional return to live shows (Nov. 29)      
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X-Rated Optical Illusion Goes Viral: 'Tell Me It's Not Just Me Who Sees It'
One person joked that he was "trying to work out what it actually is because it can't be what I'm seeing."
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Arizona State University students rally to boot Kyle Rittenhouse
Dtudents at Arizona State University are campaigning to get Kyle Rittenhouse kicked out of his studies, calling him a racist, "blood-thirsty murderer" even though he was acquitted of all charges.
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Investors want Omicron answers. They won't get them yet
Wall Street despises uncertainty. The less information investors have, the harder it is to make decisions about how to position for the future.
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Federal officials bracing for first detection of Omicron coronavirus variant in the US
Federal health officials are bracing for the first cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant to be detected in the US and say there are likely far more cases worldwide than is currently known.
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Best Cyber Monday clothing and fashion deals: J. Crew, Spanx and more
Save big on fashion and accessories for him and for her during Cyber Monday sales at top retailers. 
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President Biden to speak about U.S. response to Omicron as COVID variant continues to spread
President Biden will provide an update on the U.S. response to the latest COVID-19 variant Omicron as cases continue to spread around the world. This comes amid a crucial few weeks for the president as he tries to pass his social spending plan and a government shutdown looms. Chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes reports.
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World takes decisive action against Omicron as new variant prompts fears of another COVID wave
Dozens of nations from Europe to Asia have blacklisted South Africa and its neighbors since South African scientists flagged Omicron on November 25. CBS News correspondent Debora Patta is in Durban, South Africa, where the variant was first detected and the strain is still being investigated.
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'This time the world showed it is learning': Japan, Israel impose travel restrictions due to omicron variant
Nations around the world sought Monday to keep the new omicron variant at bay with travel bans and further restrictions.      
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How the new Covid-19 variant impacts your travel plans: What we know about Omicron so far
For those hoping to plan some long-overdue winter getaways abroad, Omicron raises multiple questions concerning whether or not to travel. Here are some of the biggest issues that might be on travelers' minds right now.
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U.S. bans travel from several southern African countries due to new COVID variant Omicron
The threat from the Omicron variant, the latest strain of the coronavirus, prompted the U.S. to ban travel from countries in southern Africa. Dr. Anthony Fauci says the travel bans will buy the U.S. more time to get prepared. Errol Barnett reports from Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C.
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Eye Opener: New COVID variant Omicron emerges in South Africa — and it's already starting to spread
A new COVID-19 variant of concern called Omicron is starting to spread around the world after being detected in South Africa last week. Also, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of recruiting and grooming young girls for Jeffrey Epstein, goes on trial Monday. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener.
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Biden's immigration policies fail families, weaken national security
Thousands of migrants at America's borders deserve immigration policies that are fundamentally humane.       
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Another Texas House primary showdown is coming, and it's all about climate policy and Big Oil donations
Jessica Cisneros is mounting another primary challenge against Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.), this time targeting fossil fuel industry donations.
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