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Snake Falls on Mississippi Woman's Head as She Opens Her Front Door
The woman, who was returning home from work, said she felt a "thump" as the suspected eastern rat snake suddenly fell down.
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Vatican strongly condemns euthanasia, calling it an 'act of homicide'
The Vatican has condemned euthanasia in its strongest language yet, calling it an "act of homicide" that can never be justified, in a document issued Tuesday.
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Stimulus Bill Needed by 89 Percent of Voters, Democrats and GOP Equally to Blame for Delay: Poll
It has been nearly six months since the CARES Act was signed by the president, with a stalemate delaying a further such relief package.
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What Do 200,000 Deaths Add Up To?
Comparing the coronavirus to other losses of life.
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Tamar Braxton says she has a ‘second chance’ after suicide attempt
"This second chance I won’t take for granted," she wrote in an emotional Instagram post on Monday.
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Zendaya's 'Upset Win' Sparks Intense Dialogue About the Phrase Itself
Some people defended the term, saying its a common sports term for an underdog victory, while others said that Zendaya was anything but an underdog for anyone who watched "Euphoria."
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How would court packing work?
What to know about "court packing."
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Fauci calls 200,000 pandemic death toll 'sobering, and in some respects, stunning'
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday said the nearing prospect of the US reaching 200,000 coronavirus deaths is "very sobering, and in some respects, stunning," while adding that Americans should trust medical experts despite at times conflicting signals from the highest levels of government.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a powerful mind, and an athlete’s soul
The former Supreme Court justice looked like a bantamweight and fought like a heavyweight. That helps explain why so many athletes revered her.
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Tucker Carlson and Trump baselessly suggest that Ginsburg’s granddaughter lied about justice’s dying wish
Carlson says he doesn't believe Ginsburg actually made her dying wish "for a second." Trump suggested it had been written by Democrats. But it's eminently believable that she said this.
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Ginsburg's Death Was 'Personal' for All New Yorkers, De Blasio Says, Will Rename Brooklyn Building After Her
With "Black Lives Matter" painted on the street in front of the building, de Blasio saw it as an appropriate way to honor a woman who appreciated the value of public service and "fairness and equality."
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'Cobra Kai' Is Breaking Major Netflix Records
"Cobra Kai" may have been on Netflix for just under a month, but "The Karate Kid" spin-off series has already become one of the streamer's most popular shows.
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In U.N. Speech, Trump Blasts China And WHO, Blaming Them For Spread Of COVID-19
In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, the president once again sought to blame China for the COVID-19 pandemic and called on Beijing to be punished for its handling of the disease.
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Blac Chyna’s request to dismiss Rob Kardashian’s assault case denied
She hit a legal snafu.
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National Voter Registration Day: Making sure your vote counts
With the presidential election exactly six weeks away, National Voter Registration Day is aiming to ensure every eligible voter has the tools to make their voice heard. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted registration efforts nationwide.
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Procession to honor firefighter killed in El Dorado fire
Forest Service honor guard to escort the body of firefighter who died battling the El Dorado fire from San Bernardino County to Orange County.
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50 Black Actors Who Made Entertainment History
This week Zendaya became the youngest person to win an Emmy for best lead actress in a drama. Who were the actors that paved the way before her? Here are 50 Black actors who achieved a different milestone in decades of film and TV.
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Louisville restricts access to downtown ahead of expected Breonna Taylor decision
Authorities in Louisville, Kentucky, are restricting access to its downtown area and setting up vehicle barricades ahead of a grand jury's coming decision in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor.
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Sizzler steakhouse chain files for bankruptcy amid COVID-19 crisis
Even Sizzler has lost its sizzle amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The steakhouse chain known for its grilled meats and giant salad bars filed for bankruptcy Monday after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered its restaurants and strained its finances. “The filing is a direct result of the financial impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the casual...
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CDC changes, then removes, COVID-19 airborne transmission guidance as U.S. death toll nears 200,000
As the U.S. nears 200,000 deaths from COVID-19, the CDC issues, then quickly removes, critical guidance on how the virus spreads. This confusion follows the agency's other shifting guidance on wearing masks and testing asymptomatic people. Dr. David Agus joined "CBS This Morning" to address what happened and what it means for the public.
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The Daily 202: With Romney’s support, McConnell clinches a confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee
Barrett remains the leading contender after a sit-down interview with Trump at the White House.
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Deion Sanders’ unique first day at Jackson State: LeBron James love, 5-star recruit
Deion Sanders is clearly no ordinary Football College Subdivision coach. On his first day on the job, he received praise from the NBA’s self-described King and a five-star prospect seemed honored to speak to him. LeBron James tweeted about Sanders’ grandiose arrival as the new Jackson State football coach, writing: “My guy showed up like...
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No. 3 Oklahoma, Kansas State juggling COVID-19 uncertainty ahead of their game Saturday
Both No. 3 Oklahoma and Kansas State were uncertain of playing their openers two weeks ago. The teams hopeful their game Saturday will go through.        
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Our Democracy in Peril
A series of editorials on the damage President Trump has caused — and the danger he would pose in a second term.
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Trump at the UN: America is good, China is bad
Displayed on a monitor, President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters on September 24, 2019 in New York City. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images The president portrayed the US as a benevolent, responsible world leader — and China as the world’s aggressor. President Donald Trump used his fourth, and perhaps final, United Nations General Assembly speech to portray himself as a benevolent, responsible world leader and China as the world’s aggressor. “America is fulfilling our destiny as peacemaker,” he said in a pre-recorded address, touting US-brokered normalization-of-relations deals between Israel and two Arab nations, ongoing talks to end the Afghanistan war, and a Serbia and Kosovo pact signed at the White House. “As we pursue this bright future, we must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world: China,” Trump added, referring to the coronavirus. In many ways, the speech was vintage Trump. He boasted that his America First approach to foreign policy — anathema to the UN’s multilateral ethos — is the best way forward for the US and the world. He beamed about US economic and military strength. And he bragged about his administration’s handling the coronavirus, even though nearly 200,000 Americans have died from the disease, while expressing hopes for a better, pandemic-less world. But the key takeaway is Trump’s framing of China as the nation most responsible for the Covid-19 outbreak, and therefore the country most deserving of the world’s scorn. It continues the Trump administration’s preference to speak of China as a Cold War-like enemy, with the US leading the way to rid the globe of its evil. “The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions,” Trump demanded. Many expected Trump to say these things, partly because he’s been saying them for months. Trump at first praised China’s handling of the coronavirus, and only started to speak belligerently about Beijing as his failure to control America’s outbreak became too big to ignore. Now he’s taken that message, at first geared toward a domestic audience, to the global stage. Of course, Trump neither vowed to distribute a coronavirus vaccine around the world, nor did he swear to tackle key global problems like climate change. Such failures may lead much of the speech to fall on deaf ears. But in terms of getting his main point across — US good, China bad — the short, virtually delivered speech likely did the trick. You can find a rush transcript of Trump’s UNGA speech below: It is my profound honor to address the United Nations General Assembly, 75 years after the end of World War II and the founding of the United Nations. We are once again engaged in a great global struggle. We have waged a fierce battle against the invisible enemy — the China virus — which has claimed countless lives in 188 countries. In the United States, we launched the most aggressive mobilization, since the Second World War. We rapidly produced a record supply of ventilators creating a surplus that allowed us to share them with friends and partners all around the globe. We pioneered life saving treatments, reducing our fatality rate 85 percent since April. Thanks to our efforts, three vaccines are in the final stage of clinical trials. We are mass producing them in advance so they can be delivered immediately upon arrival. We will distribute a vaccine. We will defeat the virus. We will end the pandemic. And we will enter a new era of unprecedented prosperity, cooperation, and peace. As we pursue this bright future, we must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world: China. In the earliest days of the virus, China locked down travel domestically while allowing flights to leave China — and infect the world. China condemned my travel ban on their country, even as they canceled domestic flights and locked citizens in their homes. The Chinese government and the World Health Organization, which is virtually controlled by China, falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission. Later they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease. The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions. In addition, every year China dumps millions and millions of tonnes of plastic and trash into the oceans, over fishes other countries waters, destroys vast swaths of coral reef, and emits more toxic mercury into the atmosphere than any country anywhere in the world. China’s carbon emissions are nearly twice what the US has, and it’s rising fast. By contrast, after I withdrew from the one-sided Paris climate accord, last year America reduced its carbon emissions by more than any country in the agreement. Those who attack America’s exceptional environmental record while ignoring China’s rampant pollution are not interested in the environment. They only want to punish America, and I will not stand for it. If the United Nations is to be an effective organization, it must focus on the real problems of the world. This includes terrorism, the oppression of women, forced labor, drug trafficking, human and sex trafficking, religious persecution, and the ethnic cleansing of religious minorities. America will always be a leader in human rights. My administration is advancing religious liberty, opportunity for women, the decriminalization of homosexuality, combating human trafficking, and protecting unborn children. We also know that American prosperity is the bedrock of freedom and security all over the world. In three short years, we built the greatest economy in history, and we are quickly doing it again. Our military has increased substantially in size: We spent $2.5 trillion over the last four years on our military. We have the most powerful military anywhere in the world — and it’s not even close. We stood up two decades of China’s trade abuses. We revitalized the NATO alliance, where other countries are now paying a much more fair share. We forged historic partnerships with Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador to stop human smuggling. We are standing with the people of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, in their righteous struggle for freedom. We withdrew from the terrible Iran nuclear deal and imposed crippling sanctions on the world’s leading state sponsor of terror. We obliterated the ISIS Caliphate 100 percent, killed its founder and leader, al-Baghdadi, and eliminated the world’s top terrorist, Qassem Soleimani. This month, we achieved a peace deal between Serbia and Kosovo. We reached a landmark breakthrough with two peace deals in the Middle East after decades of no progress. Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain all signed a historic peace agreement in the White House with many other Middle Eastern countries to come. They are coming fast, and they know it’s great for them and it’s great for the world. These groundbreaking peace deals at the dawn of the new Middle East, by taking a different approach, we have achieved different outcomes — far superior outcomes. We took an approach, and the approach worked. We intend to deliver more peace agreements shortly, and I have never been more optimistic for the future of the region. There is no blood in the sand. Those days are hopefully over. As we speak, the United States is also working to end the war in Afghanistan, and we are bringing our troops home. America is fulfilling our destiny as peacemaker, but it is peace through strength. We are stronger now than ever before. Our weapons are at an advanced level, like we’ve never had before, like, frankly, we’ve never even thought of having before, and I only pray to God that we never have to use them. For decades, the same tired voices propose the same failed solutions, pursuing global ambitions at the expense of their own people. But only when you take care of your own citizens will you find a true basis for cooperation. As president, I have rejected the failed approaches of the past, and I am proudly putting America first, just as you should be putting your countries first. That’s okay. That’s what you should be doing. I am supremely confident that next year, when we gather in person, we will be in the midst of one of the greatest years in our history. And frankly, hopefully, in the history of the world. Thank you, God bless you all. God bless America. And God bless the United Nations. Help keep Vox free for all Millions turn to Vox each month to understand what’s happening in the news, from the coronavirus crisis to a racial reckoning to what is, quite possibly, the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone make sense of an increasingly chaotic world: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Flight From the Cities: Existing Homes Sales Jump to 14-Year High
Home prices are soaring as demand outpaces supply.
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Cassie Randolph back on Instagram after obtaining Colton Underwood restraining order
She's back.
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Doug McKelway retires from Fox News with an eyebrow-raising video: ‘I want to thank Roger Ailes’
In his t-shirted farewell, the veteran newsman tells colleagues to make peace with the "Faustian bargain" of TV news.
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Tucker Carlson and Trump baselessly suggest Ginsburg’s granddaughter lied about Ginsburg’s dying wish
Carlson says he doesn't believe Ginsburg actually made her dying wish "for a second." Trump suggested it had been written by Democrats. But it's eminently believable that she said this.
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US stocks mixed in early trading after 4-day losing streak
Stocks drifted in early trading, with indexes mixed, a day after tumbling amid a raft of worries about the pandemic and governments' response to it.      
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UN: poverty rising for first time in 30 years
The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed decades of progress in fighting poverty, Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, said Tuesday at the opening of the annual United Nations General Debate in New York. (Sept. 22)      
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Losing Nick Bosa, Solomon Thomas for the season was only part of a horrible trip for the 49ers
How bad was it? The worst part of the 49ers' trip to the East Coast wasn't when "someone crashed into [the plane] on the runway."
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With Romney's Support, GOP Likely Has Votes To Move Ahead With Ginsburg's Replacement
The Utah Republican announced he would "follow the Constitution and precedent" in considering the president's nominee.
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LAPD Officers Pluck Disabled Driver to Safety Moments Before Car Bursts into Flames
Patrol spotted smoke billowing from driver's car near some traffic lights in Los Angeles.
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Only in Arizona: Bobcats clinging to a saguaro cactus caught on camera
"At first, obviously, it was exciting to see them but then I kind of realized, 'Oh they're up there for a reason,' " Mindy King said.       
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Warming shrinks Arctic Ocean ice to second lowest level on record
Ice in the Arctic Ocean melted to its second-lowest level on record this summer, triggered by global warming along with natural forces, US scientists reported Monday. The extent of the ice-covered ocean at the North Pole and extending further south to Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia reached its summertime low of 1.4 million square miles...
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Ian Somerhalder Makes the Case For Cows In ‘Kiss the Ground’ on Netflix
"Cows... can be good!"
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Microsoft introduces massive 85-inch display dedicated to Teams
The giant TV-like display is aimed to be placed in large conference rooms, hospitals and other places where large teams gather       
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Why Florida’s Felony Disenfranchisement Law Is Worse Than a Poll Tax
Florida won’t even tell people how much they have to pay to vote.
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'Good Trouble' bonus: Extended interview with Hillary Clinton
CNN Films' "John Lewis: Good Trouble" airs Sunday, September 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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Kim Kardashian takes a dip in snakeskin bikini and floor-length braid
"Guess how many inches," her hairstylist Chris Appleton cheekily captioned his photo.
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Left: Trump Equals Hitler for Saying 'Good Genes'; Obama Used Same Phrase
Left-wing critics are comparing President Donald Trump to Nazi dictator and mass murderer Adolf Hitler because he used the phrase "good genes" in a speech last week -- even though President Barack Obama used the same phrase in a speech.
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Black man's body found burning in a ditch in Iowa
A Black man whose burning body was found in a ditch in rural Iowa has been identified as a local grandfather.
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High Income Trump Supporters Less Likely to Express Support in Phone Polling
Morning Consult found in a survey of more than 2,400 people, that Trump receives lower support when asked on the phone than online among those making $75,000 or more each year.
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'Passion of the Christ 2'? Everything We Know About the Controversial Film's Sequel
What we know about a 'Passion of the Christ' sequel following a recent Jim Caviezel interview
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Here's how to preorder the Xbox Series S or X
The next generation of Xbox is just about upon us. The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series X are going up for preorder, and that means it's time to make the important decision between which one is right for you.
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Bull rider dies after injury during rodeo event
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Fauci says aerosol transmission 'doesn't change anything we've been saying'
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