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Nikki Haley: I won’t stand for liberal intimidation from Tish James or her office

This is more than just a gross violation of state and federal law — it’s a glaring sign of the left’s win-at-all costs mentality.
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Pharaoh Ramesses II Era Burial Cave Uncovered at Israeli Beach
The 13th-century BCE burial cave was discovered by accident when a mechanical digger penetrated its roof.
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Coast guard commander talks Hurricane Ian rescue efforts and challenges ahead
Rear Admiral Brendan McPherson, U.S. Coast Guard Seventh District Commander, joins “CBS Mornings” to discuss rescue efforts after Hurricane Ian, the destruction on the ground, and challenges ahead for their team.
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Amazon worker blasts customers for placing orders during Hurricane Ian
An Amazon driver blasted customers in a tirade about having to make deliveries to 172 people during Hurricane Ian – yelling, “I hate all of y’all right now!” The employee shared his rant on TikTok under the username @abnormalpoet, Newsweek first reported. “I hate all of y’all right now. Y’all knew this hurricane was coming...
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Putin plans to formally annex regions from Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to formally annex four regions from Ukraine, after Russia claimed victory in condemned referendums. Charlie D'Agata reports.
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Hayden Panettiere's Custody Situation Explained By Lawyers
The actress discussed the custody situation regarding her daughter, Kaya, who lives in Ukraine with her ex, Wladimir Klitschko on a recent podcast.
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No. 2 overall pick Chet Holmgren learning about NBA life despite foot injury costing him rookie season
Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren says he doesn't regret playing in a pro-gam game in which he suffered ligament damage in his right foot.      
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Women, Christians and Their Powerful Resistance to Iran's Fanatical Regime | Opinion
What does the mullahcracy fear?
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The 2022 midterm elections, explained
A person votes in Brooklyn, New York, in November 2021. | Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images The 2022 midterms are coming up on November 8, when voters across the US will decide the makeup of Congress, determine who will hold key offices in their states and cities, and weigh in on policies directly via ballot measures. Democrats currently have narrow majorities in both chambers, and because the same party holds the White House, conditions are ideal for them to pass bills President Joe Biden will sign. But forecasts suggest Democrats are likely to lose control of the House and keep the Senate this fall — though many key races are so close that anything is possible. Beyond Washington, governors, secretaries of state, and attorneys general, along with members of the legislature, are up for election in dozens of states. The winners of those contests will affect state policies on issues as varied as abortion, voting rights, and Covid-19. Vox has been digging into the stakes of individual races and the entire country and will continue to through and even after Election Day. If you’re just starting to follow the elections, you can get a better understanding of what’s on the line here, and if you’re trying to figure out what you need to do to vote, start here. Do you have something you want explained that you don’t see on this page? Ask a Vox reporter your questions about Congress here, about what’s going on in the states here, and about the politics of the midterms here.
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Putin Suffers Most Humiliating Ukraine Defeat Yet
ILYA PITALEVMoscow planned to celebrated the annexation of huge swathes of Eastern Ukraine Friday but Putin’s party was wrecked by a lightning counter-attack that may have trapped thousands of his men in a key city supposedly now part of Russia.Ukrainian sources claimed that the strategic city of Lyman, which has served as a Russian military hub in Donetsk, has been encircled and supply lines cut. “Lyman! The operation to encircle the Russian group is at the stage of completion,” said Ukrainian lawmaker Oleksiy Goncharenko on Friday. The claim could not be independently verified but, if confirmed, it would be one of the most serious Russian military losses of the war so far.Pro-Kremlin forces have conceded that the Ukrainians have made major gains in the region and are close to cutting off the Russian staging post in northern Donetsk, which has been under Russian control since July.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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A view of Hurricane Ian's destruction on Florida's west coast
David Begnaud boards a chopper to get an aerial view of the enormity of Hurricane Ian's destruction on Florida's west coast. He also speaks to a family of four who had to be rescued by the Coast Guard.
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Police Seek Help Identifying Hospitalized Man Found in Las Vegas Park
Police are asking anyone who may recognize the young man, who was found in August, to contact their missing persons unit.
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How Much Will You Save on Medicare in 2023?
Americans covered by Medicare Part B will receive a $62.40 discount on their annual premiums in 2023.
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Flamingos huddle in restroom during Hurricane Ian
A group of flamingos got a leg up on Hurricane Ian -- by hunkering down in a ladies room at a botanical garden in St. Petersburg.
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Residents of Fort Myers assess damage to homes
CBS News visited some communities in Fort Myers. Manuel Bojorquez spoke to residents who survived the storm as they embark on a journey to recovery.
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Looking at Aaron Judge’s free-agency ‘gamble,’ 61 home runs later
After turning down a sizable offer from the Yankees before the season, Aaron Judge bet on himself, and is now sure to cash in.
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Amid EU-Russia Tensions, Azerbaijan Hopes To Up Energy Exports to Europe
The Southern Gas Corridor starts in Azerbaijan and sinks into the Adriatic, providing energy to Italy, Greece, and Bulgaria.
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I’m a fitness influencer, here’s why respect is the secret to optimal health
"Respecting the body," she said, is the most important practice to partake in, especially when negative feelings about body image bubble up.
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Eye Opener: Hurricane Ian targets South Carolina
Hurricane Ian moves to South Carolina after leaving catastrophic damage in southwestern and central Florida. Also, Russian President Putin is expected to formally annex four regions from Ukraine. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener.
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Ian moves across Florida as a tropical storm
Cities in central and eastern Florida are attempting to pick up the pieces while rescue missions from massive storm surge flooding continue. Meg Oliver reports from St. Augustine.
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Ginni Thomas testifies before Jan. 6 committee
Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, voluntary testified before the House January 6 committee on Thursday. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane reports.
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Hurricane Ian expected to make second landfall in South Carolina
Ian is a hurricane again after regaining strength and is forecast to hit South Carolina, where a hurricane warning was issued for the entire coast. Mark Strassman reports.
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Who Was Marilyn Monroe's Father? Charles Stanley Gifford Mystery Solved
In new film "Blonde," it is said that Marilyn Monroe's father is an actor, and not her mother's husband, Martin Mortensen, as stated on her birth certificate.
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Clarence Thomas owes it to America to address Ginni Thomas' balmy conspiratorial beliefs
If Ginni Thomas is so convinced the 2020 presidential election was stolen that she's willing to say it to Congress, what does Clarence Thomas believe?       
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SNL is back. Here are the stories behind the show's iconic photos
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Woman Planning to Secretly Abort Husband's Baby Backed: 'Tell No One'
While most commenters support the woman's decision, a psychotherapist tells Newsweek that she encourages "open communication between intimate partners."
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Inflation soars to a record 10% in the 19-country Eurozone
Inflation in the European countries that use the euro has broken into double digits for the first time in the currency's history.
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Tua Tagovailoa ‘wasn’t the same guy’ when Mike McDaniel first saw QB after concussion
Tua Tagovailoa was released from the hospital and traveled back with the Dolphins to Miami after their 27-15 loss to the Bengals on Thursday night.
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Woman’s pregnancy reveal in viral bachelorette party video criticized on TikTok
"Definition of 'how can I make this about me.'"
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'Red-baiting' fliers mailed to Vietnamese Americans in tight California congressional race
GOP Rep. Michelle Steel's campaign doctored images to make Democratic rival Jay Chen appear to be a communist sympathizer
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L.A. Affairs: Teaching my blind husband to swim pushed our marriage to extraordinary depths
Tethered and apart, we had our share of challenges and beautiful moments in the water off Malibu.
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Breaking down the seven best games in college football's Week 5
Week 5 in college football is one of the best schedules of the season. Here's the best seven games to watch this weekend, led by an ACC showdown.       
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UFC free fight: Islam Makhachev tears through Dan Hooker in Round 1
Ahead of his lightweight title fight against Charles Oliveira at UFC 280, relive Islam Makhachev's finish of Dan Hooker at UFC 267.      Related StoriesUFC Fight Night 211 weigh-in results and live video stream (noon ET)Bellator 286 weigh-in results (noon ET)Patricio Freire planning eventual title chase at 135 – but says A.J. McKee trilogy looms, too - Enclosure 
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Will Elon Musk's Tesla Bot replace human workers? It's not that simple
Elon Musk says a new autonomous humanoid robot Tesla is set to unveil could make physical labor redundant. Technology experts doubt that
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'Mansion tax' would raise money for L.A. housing. Bass and Caruso don't support it
The L.A. ballot measure would add a tax to property sales of $5 million and above.
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How feds choreographed elaborate fake murder to nab L.A. developer
Arthur Aslanian was a successful developer in the Valley. He is now accused of trying to have two people he owed money to killed.
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Saugus High School football team to stop carrying 'thin blue line' flag in pregame ceremonies
The Saugus High School football team will no longer use the 'thin blue line' flag in its pregame ceremonies following a decision by the team's coach.
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Endorsement: Will Rollins for Congress
He's a former federal prosecutor who will advocate for abortion rights and other issues important to families.
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A $50,000 electric bill? The cost of cooling L.A.'s biggest houses in a heat wave
As heat waves hit, electric bills for mansions are becoming pricier than many mortgages.
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New Movies + Shows To Watch This Weekend: Disney+’s ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ + More
...plus Nothing Compares on Showtime, Ramy on Hulu, + more!
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Judge finds no rights violations in FBI seizure of Beverly Hills safe-deposit boxes
Judge rejects claim that the FBI violated the rights of hundreds of people when it searched their safe-deposit boxes in Beverly Hills
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Your guide to the L.A. City Council District 11 race: Traci Park vs. Erin Darling
Homelessness is the dominant issue in the City Council district serving Venice and other coastal areas.
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Caleb Williams redemption game: Three things to watch for in USC vs. Arizona State
After he struggled in USC's narrow win over Oregon State, quarterback Caleb Williams will be looking to get his season back on track against Arizona State.
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Pharma-funded FDA gets drugs out faster, but some work only ‘marginally’ and most are expensive
Since pharmaceutical companies started funding their FDA drug applications, the agency’s reviews have gone much faster — perhaps too fast.
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Here's the story behind the rise, fall, and rise again of Brazil's presidential hopeful Lula
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was a wildly popular president in Brazil, then went to prison on corruption charges. Now he's on the brink of an improbable comeback.
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Is Russia Still a Great Power? | Opinion
Despite Kyiv's impressive military successes, the war is not over.
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Endorsement: Rick Chavez Zbur for Assembly
Zbur's background in environmental policy and LGBTQ rights will make him a strong advocate for Santa Monica and Hollywood in the state Capitol.
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Why More Married Couples Are Sleeping In Separate Beds
"Once you have kids, sleeping is a luxury!" says a mom-of-one who hasn't shared a room with her husband for four years.
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The Bros and cons of being a huge, gay Hollywood rom-com
Billy Eichner and Luke MacFarlane in Bros, a movie about gay dudes (not brothers). | Bros/Universal Pictures Bros wants to be a gay love story that doesn’t play it straight. Billy Eichner seems like the fun kind of grumpy — like a person who will say the mean stuff you’d wish you could say out loud. Eichner rocketed to success and visibility based on his ability to charmingly harangue New Yorkers on sidewalks. Then on Difficult People, he sharpened that crankiness and pop culture savvy into an acidic, narcissistic lead also named Billy, in a show that’s loosely based on his and his friend Julie Klausner’s lives. The underlying irony of Eichner’s humor is that the crankiness is blazing insecurity, the meanness is neurosis, and his self-absorption is a symptom of being his own biggest critic. He’s hilarious and caustic, but you probably wouldn’t assume he’s a romantic. Eichner is now starring as Bobby in Bros,which he co-wrote with director Nicholas Stoller. In it, he flexes a similar smart irritability that we saw in Difficult People and Billy on the Street — this time, in a rom-com. (Eichner has maintained that the movie isn’t strictly autobiographical but that it does borrow from his own life.) Romantic comedies are rare at this point, and romantic comedies about two gay men, starring two gay men (and an all-LGBTQ cast) are even rarer. Bros has the unfortunate pressure of being revolutionary by simply existing. Never mind that “revolutionary” in this case is more about how slow mainstream Hollywood can be when it comes to depicting LBGTQ relationships rather than any genuinely groundbreaking concepts that Bros contains. That’s an incredible amount of pressure to place on a movie about two conventionally attractive (one looking like a Marvel superhero) cis, gay white men who fall in love. It’s not a particularly easy position to be in. Eichner has drawn fire for trying to talk about the importance of Bros while simultaneously, and perhaps inadvertently, putting other LGBTQ movies down. He also has described the act of seeing the movie as a form of active resistance against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s view on gay rights. I do not believe Bros’ box office will necessarily determine the future of Obergefell v. Hodges. But the movie is concerned with the specifics, meaning, and pressures of gay culture. As its title suggests, Eichner’s script roasts gay male culture and its obsessiveness with masculinity and muscles. The way traditional, heterosexual masculinity is lauded in gay male culture is a gay conundrum that should be made fun of more, and Eichner is more than skilled at doing so. What caught me off-guard, though, is how thoughtful Eichner is when it comes to mapping out his own character’s vulnerability. In a way that his comedy often elides, Bros has Bobby connecting the dots between cynicism and a pursuit of happiness. It’s terrifyingly intimate territory. I thought I knew Billy Eichner to be someone cynical, who’d written off romance, but Bros reflects a curiosity about how love functions in the heads and hearts of gay men. It’s a question worth exploring. Bros is a story of a neurotic boy standing in front of another boy, asking him to love him Bros operates on a gimmick: It asks explicitly what a gay love story could look like, free from hetero norms, and then, by coincidence, its hero has a chance to answer that question. The question comes to Bobby at work. He’s an award-winning podcaster who lands a dream gig of curating the country’s first LGBTQ+ museum in New York City. The museum gig is a vehicle for the movie to talk about queer history. Specifically, it’s a chance for Bobby to wrestle with the idea of how much same-sex marriage — the biggest pop culture touchstone when it comes to gay rights — factors into the identity of the museum and his own identity as a gay man. Bobby is an intellectual and political crank, an antithesis to the movie’s title. “Bro” itself implies a simpleness of being. Bros are part of the same genus as himbos, a laid-back species of masculine men. Bobby’s never laid-back; he’s argument-prone and hyper-aware. He’s funny in a way that complaints about failing bodies are funny, and watching him navigate through the world of gay male desire — hookup apps, flirty texts, DMs slides, and circuit parties — is sometimes hilarious, often at his own expense. Same-sex marriage ushered in a wave of tolerance and economic benefits for LGBTQ people, but Bobby’s a bit skeptical. To him, the advantages of gay marriage have also come at a price: the sanding down of the edges of gay life (even if he’s not partaking in those edges) into something more palatable for straight consumption. The years and years spent trying to convince straight people that LGBTQ people are just like them was maybe too effective, particularly when it comes to sex and romance. Bros/Universal Pictures Luke MacFarlane probably does push-ups! To Bobby, straight people love Schitt’s Creek and its earnest gay romance because it’s egregiously, dopily unsexy — also the big reason he hates it so much. And oh my god, does Bobby really hate Schitt’s Creek. Since he doesn’t want the museum to pretend that same-sex marriage is the final, happy ending for queer rights, Bobby challenges his colleagues and his friends to imagine what an actual gay love story for gay people looks like. It’s a clever nod to the problem of creating a gay rom-com that doesn’t look like the same old straight stuff. Then, at a shirtless party, Bobby meets Aaron (Luke MacFarlane), a lawyer specializing in estate planning. That means that Aaron helps people draw up paperwork and decide where their money will go when they die. But Aaron doesn’t look like the kind of person who would have this job, gently guiding people to death. Aaron looks like a Barry’s Bootcamp instructor, someone you pay to be mean to you in a fitness way. He’s the kind of handsome that you can’t tell if you’re attracted to him or just want to have his pecs. Bobby and Aaron’s meet-cute isn’t really a conversation since the music is too loud (one of my homosexual friends refers to the music played at shirtless gay dance parties as “bing bong stuff”). It’s also not really a conversation because Bobby is mostly just yelling complaints about the party at Aaron. It works though, and Bobby and Aaron spend the rest of the movie figuring out whether and how much the other one likes them. There’s plenty of guy-on-guy sex happening in Bros, some of it hot and fun, some of it silly, and some of it both. Again, because of the relative lack of big Hollywood movies centering gay men and the sex they have, showing gay group sex might be seen as audacious or groundbreaking. But the most daring thing Bros does is trace the psychology of Bobby’s emotional intimacy. Bobby is hesitant to open up to Aaron, in large part, due to not feeling handsome or muscular or successful enough to warrant the affection of someone who is as handsome, as muscular, or as successful as Aaron. Admittedly, I’m not up to date on the latest heterosexual trends and best practices, but I don’t believe feeling like someone is out of your league is exclusively a queer problem. There’s plenty going on beneath the surface, though. As Bobby tells Aaron, he spent his whole childhood and adolescence being told to be anyone but the person he was. It’s a common experience for many little gay boys. Those kids grow up and that message takes its toll. Many gay men then spend an inordinate amount of their adult lives unraveling that damage, cleaving away the artificial parts of themselves they’ve built to find acceptance and finally rediscovering, sometimes too late, the tender bits that they discarded. A lot of the movie and a lot of Eichner’s comedy satirizes this trauma, stretching it to the point of neurotic derangement — Eichner once told James Corden and a slightly unamused Riley Keough about not feeling handsome enough to warrant a happy ending after a massage. Bobby’s insecurity, his deep belief that everything — Aaron, his job, his success — can be yanked away at a moment’s notice, comes from the same place as the stress of not being hot enough for a hand job, but it’s delivered without the defense humor provides. When the movie gives us a glimpse into Aaron’s life, we see what these very different men have in common. They have the same experience of hiding themselves, but just broke in different ways. Aaron compensated by following a career path and workout regimen that was supposed to get him to a place where he’d be happy. Despite the abs, wealth, and validation, his happiness is also unfortunately tethered to a fear of losing it all. Bros/Universal Pictures This is the staff in the movie that’s in charge of curating a museum of LGBTQ culture. It’s quite likely that they are making fun of Schitt’s Creek in this moment. Love, then, is a surreal thing for two men who have constantly been told it’s conditional. It’s somehow even more fragile when they come to the realization that they want it. Bobby and Aaron’s relationship is as much a negotiation of their own hangups and feelings of desire as it is wading through each other’s fears and insecurity to better understand each other. And of course, that’s exactly the kind of complicated gay love story that Bobby would love to see reflected in his museum exhibit. The pressures of gay life — whether that’s adhering to and later breaking norms in search of happiness, navigating sexual and aesthetic expectations, trying to forge an authentic life, or even speaking for the community through a museum exhibit or a de facto revolutionary movie — can feel enormous. And it’s thrilling to see it explored in romantic comedies like Bros. Hopefully, though, there’ll be a time where there’s not so much pressure to be “revolutionary.”
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