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No, the White House did not ‘silence’ Biden with a mute ‘button’

The president is a self-described "gaffe machine," but contrary to a right-wing narrative promoted by the RNC and Sen. James Risch, his staff did not cut the feed to prevent him from embarrassment.
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‘Blue Rush’ Episode 81: Amani Toomer Talks Frustrating, Sad State of the Giants
All-time leading Giants receiver Amani Toomer kept it as candid as possible on the state of the franchise in a must-listen interview.
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What comes next now that the House has referred Steve Bannon to the Justice Department
The criminal contempt referral from the House of Representatives against right-wing agitator Steve Bannon landed at the DC US Attorney's Office on Thursday with unusual fanfare, setting off potentially weeks of legal decision-making at the Justice Department.
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What is ‘fluid bonding’? Intimate sex act is growing in popularity
"Fluid bonding" is purportedly becoming a popular practice in bedrooms across the nation.
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Prison Transport Officer Will Spend Life Behind Bars After Sexually Assaulting Convicts
"We thank the survivors of these sexual assaults for having the courage to come forward," said the Justice Department.
Afghan evacuees begin resettlement in the U.S.
The U.S. has started relocating and resettling thousands of Afghan evacuees in communities across the nation. CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez joins CBSN AM to discuss the process and where the refugees are settling.
Alec Baldwin's fatal prop gun shooting: Experts weigh in on how accident happened
Actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Thursday after he discharged a prop firearm on the New Mexico set of "Rust."
Chef Andrew Bellucci leaving Astoria pizzeria after business spat
This ex-con-turned-chef is giving a pizza of his mind.
Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The Next Thing You Eat’ On Hulu, A Docuseries That Examines The Future of Food
Chef David Chang and filmmaker Morgan Neville team up to find out how technology and the rapidly changing world affect the food we eat (and how we eat it).
Giuliani associate convicted of campaign finance crimes
A New York jury convicted a former associate of Rudy Giuliani on Friday of charges that he made illegal campaign contributions to influence U.S. politicians and advance his business interests
Here’s what a retrograde in astrology means and how it affects you
In recent years, the buzzwords “Oh, Mercury is in retrograde — that’s why everything is crazy” have been growing in popularity. But it isn’t the “end of the world” as you know it.
Five UK police officers shared violent sexual images in relation to Sarah Everard's murder, police watchdog says
Five British police officers will face misconduct action over social media messages sent in relation to Sarah Everard, who was raped and murdered by a serving police officer, the UK's police watchdog said Friday.
Potentially Deadly Rare Bacteria Found in Walmart Aromatherapy Room Sprays Prompts Recall
The aromatherapy room sprays were sold in 55 stores around the U.S. and online from February through October.
Cole Anthony sought Kemba Walker’s advice before 2020 NBA Draft
During the 2020 pre-draft process, Cole Anthony hoped the Knicks would keep him in Manhattan.
Supreme Court to hear arguments on Texas abortion law November 1
The Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments on Texas' new law banning most abortions on November 1. The justices will decide whether the federal government has the right to sue over the new law. Jessica Levinson, CBS News legal contributor and professor at Loyola Law School, joins CBSN with analysis.
Internet Backs Woman Who Boycotted Sister's Wedding After Daughter Fired as Flower Girl
Some bridesmaids and family members have also dropped out of the wedding party.
Homemade Bomb on Barge Dismantled by West Virginia Police, No Suspects Yet
A portion of the Ohio River was closed off while authorities worked to dismantle the "self-manufactured bomb."
GOP calls for Fauci investigation, resignation mount after NIH admits funding gain-of-function research
GOP calls for an investigation and the resignation of the top Dr. Anthony Fauci have escalated following this week’s revelation that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded gain of function research on the coronavirus.
GOP Rep. Glenn Thompson hospitalized for breakthrough COVID case
Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., has tested positive for the coronavirus and is currently receiving treatment at a hospital.
Don’t fall for Dems’ self-serving baloney about safeguarding elections: Vote ‘No’ on NY’s Props. 1, 3 and 4
New Yorkers should see through the “progressives’” charade and resoundingly vote “No” on Propositions 1, 3 and 4, which would dramatically change how elections take place — all to the advantage of Dems, naturally.
Migrants arrested at Texas border being jailed without legal aid
With the recent surge in arrest of migrants at the Texas border, many migrants are being jailed without formal charges and going weeks without legal aid. CNN's Rosa Flores has more.
Caravan of Thousands of Migrants Plan to Start Journey North on Saturday
Regardless of the status of a petition filed to leave the area, the group will leave the Guatemala border city of Tapachula at 6 a.m.
Moving three counties from Maryland to West Virginia may not have the effect you think
A proposed secession effort would make both states less White and more Democratic.
Beyoncé releasing new Adidas x Ivy Park collaboration with Peloton
Fans will soon be able to run the world – or at least their Peloton treadmills – in the superstar's latest activewear collaboration.
Former Giuliani associate Lev Parnas is convicted of campaign finance crimes
Prosecutors accused Parnas of using other people's money to pose as a powerful political broker and cozy up to some of the nation's star Republican political figures.
State Sen. Bryce Reeves enters race for GOP nod to challenge Rep. Spanberger
Reeves joins a crowded field of GOP candidates
Doc follows bloody trail of serial ‘Raincoat Killer’ said to eat his victims
South Korea's notorious "Raincoat Killer" killer said he ate some of the internal organs of his 20 victims "to cleanse his spirit."
Man arrested in connection with 2017 Manchester Arena bombing
A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism-related offenses in connection with the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing, which killed 22 people and injured hundreds more, according to police.
US recorded more than 1.6 million southern border arrests last year, highest on record
US Border Patrol made nearly 1.66 million arrests for unlawful crossings on the US-Mexico border over the past year, the highest annual number of apprehensions on record, according to year-end data released by the agency Friday.
South Carolina authorities release 911 calls made after Alex Murdaugh shooting
State police in South Carolina on Friday released audio recording of the 911 calls made after embattled attorney Alex Murdaugh was shot on a roadway September 4 in what authorities allege was a failed insurance fraud scheme.
What Channel Is the Lakers/Suns Game on Tonight? Lakers vs. Suns Live Stream Info
It's a playoff rematch as the Suns and Lakers meet on Friday night!
Walmart recalls aromatherapy spray linked to rare bacteria, 2 deaths
The contaminated spray was sold at about 55 Walmart stores.
Israel labels six Palestinian civil society groups 'terrorist,' setting challenge for international donors
Israel's government has declared six Palestinian civil society groups supported by the international community as terrorist organizations, prompting dismay among human rights campaigners.
Shaq finally sells Florida mega-mansion for $11 million
After three years of relists, NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal has finally sold his Shaq-sized mansion outside Orlando for $11 million.
Service dogs navigate the challenges of covid: ‘The dog doesn’t understand social distancing’
The first classes of pandemic puppies are graduating as dog handlers face new challenges.
Lala Kent celebrates three years of sobriety after Randall Emmett breakup
"My first priority is always my sobriety," the newly single "Vanderpump Rules" star wrote on Instagram. "Because without it, I am of no use."
Less Than 50 Percent of Americans Back Climate Proposals to Substantially Cut Emissions
Only half of Americans view climate change as an "existential threat" despite the dire warnings from scientists.
Lukashenko Tells Doctors to Discharge Patients Quicker to Free Up Beds Amid COVID Surge
"If you see that a patient is getting better and no longer needs intravenous injections and other things, just send him home," Lukashenko said.
Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on movie set killing crew member
Alec Baldwin says he is cooperating with police after his prop gun discharged on a New Mexico movie set, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza while filming the movie "Rust," reports CBS News national correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti. Baldwin, who says he has contacted Hutchins' family to express his condolences, has not been charged.
Israel labels six Palestinian civil society groups 'terrorist'
Israel's government has declared six Palestinian civil society groups supported by the international community as terrorist organizations, prompting dismay among human rights campaigners.
Israel labels six Palestinian civil society groups 'terrorist,' setting challenge for donors
Israel's government has declared six Palestinian civil society groups supported by the international community as terrorist organizations, prompting dismay among human rights campaigners.
Israel labels six Palestinian civil society groups 'terrorist,' setting challenge for international donors
Israel's government has declared six Palestinian civil society groups supported by the international community as terrorist organizations, prompting dismay among human rights campaigners.
Litman: Don't be too sure about the DOJ's 'duty' to indict Bannon
As it turns out, the Department of Justice has emphatically pushed back against contempt of Congress referrals related to the executive branch.
‘Creepshow’ Season 3 Episode 5 Recap: “Time Out” + “The Things In Oakwood’s Past”
"Time Out" brilliantly reminds viewers that the only thing you really get from working yourself to death is to pass along the message to your children that it's what's required of them, too.
DHS pays over $455K to build ‘security fencing’ around Biden’s beach home
The Department of Homeland Security doles out $455,000 to install a fence around President Biden's summer house despite surging illegal border crossings.
In 2005, an iPod was sold every two seconds. See how CNN covered the phenomenon
The iPod was the hottest gadget of the early aughts. Now, it's mostly a nostalgic novelty device. Tom Foreman explains the rise of the little device that changed music forever.
Many of Afghanistan's journalists have fled. Those who remain face a harsh new world
The Taliban has issued edicts that are likely to smother what few independent media outlets survived the collapse of the U.S.-backed government.
Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Maya And The Three’ On Netflix, About A Mesoamerican Teen Princess Who Fights The Forces Of Evil — And Sexism
Zoe Saldaña leads an all-star voice cast in a new limited animated series created by Jorge R. Gutiérrez.
Nature photographer Jim Balog on "The Takeout" - 10/22/2021
Nature photographer Jim Balog joined Major Garrett to talk about his new book "The Human Element," in which he documents wildfires and the melting of sea ice, and he also shared stories of how he captured the images on this week's episode of "The Takeout."