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NFL mock draft 3.0: What if the New York Jets land Deshaun Watson?

SportsPulse: The New York Jets are the only team in the NFL with four first round picks over the next two seasons. What a draft look like if they trade those to Houston for Deshaun Watson?       
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Critics slam Cuomo’s call for due process in sex harass probe as double standard
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s calls for due process amid his sexual harassment scandal set a double standard given his history of demanding other embattled figures resign their posts without waiting for the results of a full investigation, critics said Monday. A defiant Cuomo on Sunday vowed that there was “no way” he’d resign with five women...
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Jane Seymour, 70, flaunts beach body in Hawaii
Seymour turned 70 in February.
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Meghan Markle wears floral dress for second maternity shoot
The dress is a nod to International Women's Day.
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YouTube star Grace Victory ‘awake’ after giving birth in COVID-related coma
YouTube star Grace Victory is making a victorious return to timelines after contracting COVID at Christmas, being placed in a coma and delivering her baby two months early.
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Rare Kobe Bryant rookie card sells for almost $1.8 million
A rare Kobe Bryant rookie card sold for more than $1.795 million on Saturday, "an all-time record" for any Bryant card, according to the Goldin Auctions, an online auction house.
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Congresswoman Katie Porter says $1.9 trillion relief bill has "a lot of wins"
The House is set to vote on President Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan as early as Tuesday. Over the weekend, the Senate stripped progressive priorities passed by the House, including increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Congresswoman Katie Porter, a Democrat from California, joined CBSN to give her take on the bill as well as discuss her latest climate change proposal.
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RNC brushes back Trump on 'cease-and-desist' demand
The committee's top lawyer says in a new letter to Trump's attorney that the former president signed off on the RNC's activities in a conversation with chair Ronna McDaniel.
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College educators form alliance to defend free expression
NEW YORK — Around 200 scholars from across the country have formed the Academic Freedom Alliance, which has a mission to help college educators “speak, instruct, and publish without fear of sanction, bullying, punishment, or persecution.” Launched Monday, the non-profit organization arose out of discussions among some Princeton University faculty members over how to counter...
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Get NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket Ready With Championship Week on ESPN+
Catch the rest of Champs Week on ESPN+ before March Madness hits.
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US nursing homes have a staffing crisis. Here’s one way to fix it.
New research finds nursing staff at long-term care facilities churns constantly, leading to worse care. A minimum wage increase could help fix that. | Gabrielle Lurie/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images Staff turnover at nursing homes is appalling. Raising the minimum wage could help. Raising the minimum wage is one way Congress and the Biden administration could start to fix America’s long-term care crisis. The minimum wage will not be increased as part of the Covid-19 relief bill passed by the Senate this weekend and expected to be approved by the House this week. It did not comport with the Senate’s finicky rules about what provisions could be included in a bill passed under the “budget reconciliation” process. But there is still some optimism that a minimum wage increase could pass this Congress, and with bipartisan support; a handful of Republican senators have expressed interest in the issue. And if Democrats and Republicans did manage to reach a deal on raising the minimum wage, it could make a real difference addressing a problem identified in new research published this month in Health Affairs: The constant turnover of the nursing staffs at America’s nursing homes, which erodes the quality of care received by the 1.5 million patients who live in long-term care facilities. The study’s authors — Ashvin Gandhi and Huizi Yu of UCLA, along with David Grabowski at Harvard — made a startling discovery after examining data from more than 15,500 nursing homes: On average, there is near-total turnover in nursing staff at long-term care facilities every year. Turnover rates either approach or exceed 100 percent for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants, depending on the metric used. Ashvin Gandhi, Huizi Yu, and David C. Grabowski/Health Affairs Patient care is likely suffering as a result. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the researchers wrote, more infection control violations might have resulted from new staff members who were less familiar with the protocols. At least 172,000 nursing home residents and workers have died during the pandemic. But the risks to patients if their nurses are constantly changing were already well substantiated in the research literature before the current public health emergency. “New staff members might not be as familiar with the facility’s residents and practices, which may lead to quality problems,” the authors explained in their introduction. “For example, high rates of turnover have been found to lead to more rehospitalizations and more frequent use of physical restraints.” The retention problem is bigger than compensation: Registered nurses, for example, make $35 an hour on average, well beyond the scope of any minimum wage hike. Burnout is one likely culprit, given the emotional and physical difficulty of this work. The researchers also found that for-profit facilities, and those owned by large chains, saw higher turnover rates. But low pay has been a chronic problem for retaining nursing-home staff, which is why raising the minimum wage could help to alleviate — if not solve — the problem described in this study. In particular, certified nursing assistants could benefit. CNAs, who work under more senior nurses, provide basic care to long-term care patients and help them with daily activities. Those duties include helping patients with bathing, measuring vital signs and conveying any worrying information to nurses, serving meals and helping patients eat, and turning or repositioning less mobile patients. For that work, they often make wages near the minimum. The average hourly wage for a CNA in 2019 was $14.25, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, below the new $15 minimum wage that many Democrats want to set. But some make as little as $10 an hour, according to BLS, which means even a more modest increase from the current $7.25 federal minimum wage could provide those health workers with more economic security. “Nursing home work is demanding and it stands to reason that many staff can make similar wages working other jobs,” Grabowski told me. “Low wages are not only the reason for staff turnover but raising wages would have a major impact on staff retention.” It would cost money: A Congressional Budget Office estimate on Democrats’ Raise the Wage Act found Medicaid spending would increase by $16 billion over 10 years, in part because Medicaid covers a lot of long-term care in the US. The Health Affairs study’s authors propose other suggestions for addressing retention, including making this information easily available both to give patients more transparency about specific facilities and to encourage those facilities to work on retaining their workers. Lawmakers could also mandate other benefits, such as health insurance and paid leave, or incentivize continuing education to give CNAs specifically upward mobility in their work. Raising the minimum wage might, broadly speaking, create some benefits and some tradeoffs. But this new research indicates it would also be one way to ensure the most vulnerable patients get the care that they deserve.
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For many interracial couples, Meghan and Harry interview about racism stirred painful memories
Many interracial couples said they related to Meghan and Harry's experiences with racism. Marriages between white and Black Americans remain rare.       
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Daniel Prude's children sue Rochester, alleging history of ignored police misconduct
The children of Daniel Prude claim in a lawsuit that the city of Rochester, New York, has ignored past allegations of police abuse.       
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Somber Kate and Camilla spotted day after Meghan’s Oprah tell-all
Kate Middleton and Camilla Parker Bowles were spotted looking somber Monday — the day after rogue kin Meghan Markle and Prince Harry roasted the royal family in a bombshell TV sit-down. A grim-faced Middleton — whom Markle accused in the special of making her cry — was photographed being driven into Kensington Palace in London...
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Why Scientists Are Infecting Healthy Volunteers With The Coronavirus
Exposing people to a potentially fatal disease could hasten understanding of COVID-19 and development of new vaccines and treatments. But the risks of such studies raise serious ethical questions.
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Arizona police slap charges on women involved in Bath & Body Works brawl
The suspects have been identified as 25-year-old Briana Johnson and 45-year-old Johlyn O'Daniel, according to a report by Fox 10 Phoenix.
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World Uyghur Congress pressures International Olympic Committee to move 2022 Olympics out of Beijing
The World Uyghur Congress accused the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of ignoring an ethics complaint it filed last year to move the 2022 Winter Games out of Beijing due to China’s alleged human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims and other minorities.  Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who serves as chair of the IOC’s Ethics Commission, is now being asked to either review and rule...
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George Floyd's brother hopes justice will prevail
The brother of George Floyd, the Black man who died at the hands of Minneapolis police, says he is arming himself in prayer and keeping friends close as jury selection ahead of the trial was placed on pause Monday. (March 8)      
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12-year-old helps over 1,600 people get vaccinated
"I've had people tell me that they finally get to see their grandchildren for the first time. And that's amazing," Sam Keusch said.
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Lincoln Project knew of some John Weaver allegations early last year: report
The anti-Trump Lincoln Project knew of co-founder John Weaver's inappropriate behavior, which allegedly included harassing messages, as early as January 2020, according to a new report.
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Trump Requests Mail Ballot for Third Time After Pushing Election Fraud Claims About Voting Process
The former president requested a mail ballot on Friday for the upcoming municipal election in Palm Beach County.
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Democrats are going big — and it’s working. There’s a lesson in that.
Progressives push President Biden to go even bigger.
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Kennedy Nzechukwu's comeback started by staring into Carlos Ulberg's corner
Take a look inside Kennedy Nzechukwu's TKO of Carlos Ulberg at UFC 259 in Las Vegas.      Related StoriesUros Medic didn't think his buzzworthy finish of Aalon Cruz was all that crazyTrevin Jones says partying days are over now that he's 30 – well, mostly, anywayUFC 259 bonuses: All four $50,000 winners come from the prelims 
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Biden will allow Venezuelans who fled the Maduro regime to live and work in the US
A Venezuelan migrant holds his suitcase on his back in an attempt to cross a canal guarded by military officers on January 29, in Cantón Huaquillas, Ecuador. | Gerardo Menoscal/Getty Images He will offer Temporary Protected Status to those already living in the US. The US will offer temporary legal protection to an estimated 320,000 Venezuelans who came to the US after fleeing the brutal dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro, fulfilling one of President Joe Biden’s campaign promises. A senior Biden administration official said Monday that Venezuelans currently residing in the US will be able to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which is typically conferred on citizens of countries suffering from natural disasters, armed conflict, or other extraordinary circumstances. For an 18-month period, it will allow Venezuelans who pass security and background checks to continue to live in the US free of fear of deportation, and to obtain work permits. Those who arrive after March 8, however, will not be eligible. Since Maduro claimed to have won a 2018 presidential election whose results have been widely disputed, some 5 million Venezuelans have fled the country. Those who remain continue to face widespread hunger, economic collapse, threats from non-state armed groups, crumbling infrastructure, limited access to health care amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and violent crackdowns on free speech. The Biden administration’s decision to extend TPS status to Venezuelans living in the US is part of a broader strategy to increase pressure on the Maduro regime and push the country toward democracy after sanctions have failed, the official said. “This designation is due to the extraordinary and temporary conditions in Venezuela that prevent nationals here from returning safely,” they said. “This is a complex humanitarian crisis.” It’s not clear whether the Biden administration will evaluate whether to renew their TPS status after the 18-month period, or how it will eventually determine when it is safe for them to return to their home country. The official emphasized that the protections are intended to be temporary — even though many TPS recipients from other countries have been allowed to remain in the US for decades. Those eligible will have 180 days to apply for protections, starting Tuesday, and will have to provide school records, pay stubs or other proof of residency in the US. For those who request work permits, the total cost of applying will be $545. Former President Donald Trump previously offered Venezuelans in the US the opportunity to apply for another kind of humanitarian protection called “Deferred Enforced Departure,” shielding them from deportation and allowing them to apply for work permits for a period of 18 months starting in January. Biden’s decision to also extend TPS status to Venezuelans gives them another way to seek protection. Democratic Sens. Bob Menendez and Dick Durbin had proposed legislation to offer TPS to Venezuelans in 2019, but it was repeatedly blocked by Republicans. Despite recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s rightful president, Trump had also refused to offer TPS to Venezuelans. His administration continued to deport them until at least March 2020 despite the United Nations’ finding that the Maduro regime had committed crimes against humanity. Trump also sought to dismantle TPS more broadly. He tried to terminate TPS protections for about 400,000 citizens of El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti, among nationals of other countries, starting in November 2017, against the advice of senior State Department officials. He argued that conditions in those countries had improved enough that their citizens could safely return. Biden, on the other hand, has vowed to prevent TPS recipients from being sent back to countries that are unsafe, and to pursue legislation providing a path to citizenship to those who have lived in the US for an “extended period of time and built lives in the US.” The Dream and Promise Act, which passed the House in 2019, would have made TPS holders who have lived in the US for three or more years eligible to apply for a green card and, eventually, US citizenship. The latest version of the bill is expected to go up for a vote in Congress as early as this week.
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Flock of birds surrounds car in breathtaking photo
This is just too many birds.
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Biden administration dangles $250 million to cities in push to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, safety
The federal government expects to fund 30 projects in urban communities and 43 projects in rural communities over two years.       
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China says it will make ‘sustained efforts’ to stop forced labor
​Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China will work to ratify some international rules governing forced labor as it seeks to cement a trade deal with the European Union– as he called accusations the ruling Communist Party is carrying out genocide against the ethnic minority Uighurs “ridiculously absurd.” Wang, speaking at a news conference on Sunday,...
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CDC outlines what fully vaccinated people can do
The Centers for Disease Control says people who are fully vaccinated can visit with others who are vaccinated and people at low risk of getting a serious case of COVID-19 without social distancing or wearing masks, among other recommendations Dr. Ogechika Alozie, an infectious disease specialist, joins CBSN to break down the new guidelines and discuss other pandemic updates.
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Family frets ill daughter can't get vaccine
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Listen to Episode 37 of ‘Pinstripe Pod’: Health Will Determine Yankees’ Fate feat. Gary Sheffield
Aaron Boone returned to the dugout this weekend just a few days after having pacemaker inserted. It gave players and fans a huge sigh of relief after the news came by surprise to some last week. Injuries to Yankees players have been a major reason for concern the past few seasons. Once again this year,...
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Undocumented Venezuelans Given Protected Status In United States
The Biden administration's decision represents a major policy shift from the Trump team, which withstood bipartisan calls to grant the protections to Venezuelans fleeing life-threatening crises.
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'Not safe for Venezuelans to return': Biden administration will offer legal status to those who fled Maduro regime
The new policy could give Biden a political boost in Florida, where Venezuelans spent years lobbying then-President Trump against deportation.       
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Casetify launches Her Impact Matters collection for International Women’s Day
If you’re looking for trendy phone cases then Casetify is the place to go. Lauded for its popular collections with everyone from the USPS to Stranger Things, it has something for every kind of style. And now it’s launching a beautiful new collection in celebration of International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is dedicated to...
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Mets among teams in talks with third baseman Maikel Franco
The Mets may not be done adding to their roster after all. They are among the teams in talks with free-agent third baseman Maikel Franco, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed. Franco, 28, hit .278/.321/.457 with eight homers and 38 RBIs last season with the Royals, playing all 60 games in the shortened 2020 season. The...
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Elon Musk shares family photo with Grimes and baby X AE A-XII: 'Starbase, Texas'
Elon Musk is currently in Texas with his family.
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Recovery stocks surge as investors welcome stimulus news
As investors cheered the Senate's passage of a COVID-19 bill, the Dow surged, yet tech stocks remained flat. Morgan Stanley Investment Management's Chief Global Strategist Ruchir Sharma discusses what this means for the economy.
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The flower girl dresses behind Meghan Markle’s tearful talk with Kate Middleton
The pint-sized frocks sparked an incident that "really hurt" Markle's feelings.
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Ex–Papa Johns CEO John Schnatter Says He's Been Working to Rid His Vocabulary of the N-Word
"We've had three goals for the last 20 months," Schnatter said in an interview with OAN. "To get rid of this n-word in my vocabulary and dictionary and everything else."
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Nordstrom Rack spring sale takes up to 65 percent off select items
Spring is almost here. And we know you’re looking for some amazing style staples for the new season. Luckily, Nordstrom Rack is having a spring sale that will help you find all the perfect spring finds. For a limited time, the popular retailer is taking up to 65% off select spring styles and loungewear. Whether...
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Getting disadvantaged students to elite colleges
The National Education Equity Lab gives disadvantaged students who want to attend Ivy League schools access to the schools, allowing schools to reach students they weren't able to before. Leslie Cornfeld, founder and CEO of the organization, explains how the program and narrows the college access gap to CBSN's Tanya Rivero.
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Will Buckingham Palace answer questions about what Harry and Meghan told Oprah?
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan answered questions from Oprah Winfrey for hours; now it's Buckingham Palace's turn to respond to the claims. Will it?       
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‘Kim’s Convenience’ Reverses Season 6 Renewal, Will End With Season 5
The fifth and final season of the sitcom is now airing on CBC.
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How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry revelations echo Princess Diana's bombshell 1995 interview
Meghan revealed several revelations about her struggle to maintain the status quo, with some moments eerily similar to Princess Diana's 1995 interview.       
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CNN's Chris Cuomo faces backlash for saying he is 'Black on the inside' during Don Lemon segment
Chris Cuomo received backlash after viral clips showed his on-air comment about being "Black on the inside" on Friday.       
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Black-owned businesses face obstacles with Paycheck Protection Program
The current Paycheck Protection Program is set to expire in a few weeks. Many Black-owned businesses have been unable to apply for the program's second round because of unforgiven loans. Gusto's Chief Operating Officer Lexi Reese joined CBSN to discuss.
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Record number of kids are in Border Patrol custody and shelter beds are scarce, documents show
The number of unaccompanied migrant children in US Border Patrol facilities, which are akin to jail cells and not intended for kids, has reached dramatic highs, according to internal agency documents reviewed by CNN, underscoring the urgent challenge facing the Biden administration.
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Charges against Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend permanently dropped
The criminal charges against Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, who fired at cops who burst into their Kentucky apartment last year and shot Taylor dead, have been permanently dismissed “with prejudice.” Kenneth Walker, who was charged with assault and attempted murder of a police officer after the March 13 police raid in Louisville, can now never be...
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Keilar fires back at RNC chair's false claim
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel falsely claimed that CNN is ignoring the fact that President Joe Biden has not held his own solo press conference since the start of his presidency.
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Sophia Loren and Haile Gerima are the honorees of Academy Museum's opening gala
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, on track to open in September, will honor the Italian film legend and a celebrated filmmaker and scholar of the African diaspora.
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