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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to Furlough Himself, 494 City Employees

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he will furlough himself and his entire staff on Wednesday, in the midst of a $9 billion loss in revenue.
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Biden: Trump replacing Ginsburg ‘gigantic mistake and abuse of power’
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday said it’s “a gigantic mistake and abuse of power” for President Trump to replace liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. “We should go to the American people and make the case why this is a gigantic mistake and abuse of power,” the former vice president...
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Louisville protesters react to Breonna Taylor grand jury decision
Angry protesters in Louisville, Kentucky screamed and broke out into tears Wednesday upon learning of a grand jury’s decision to only indict one cop involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor — and not for her killing. Hordes of demonstrators had gathered in downtown Louisville ahead of the announcement of the much-anticipated findings in...
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‘I’m Really Glad We’re Now Allowed to Not Just “Shut Up and Sing.”‘ The Chicks on Music, Sexism and Democracy
"I'm glad people like Taylor Swift are coming into their own"
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How is coronavirus impacting the housing market?
August sales of existing homes hit the highest level in nearly 14 years. CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger helps explain how coronavirus is impacting the housing market and how some sectors may actually be showing positive signs despite the pandemic.
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Bobcat fire leaves moonscape of crumbled rock, ash and dust. Did beloved cabins survive?
Access to Big Santa Anita Canyon has been blocked since the Bobcat fire swept through, and property owners don't know whether their homes survived.
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Ex-NSA official who reviewed Bolton book expresses concern about ‘politicization’ of pre-publication process
A lawyer for Ellen Knight, the former National Security Council official who conducted a pre-publication review of former national security adviser John Bolton’s book, "The Room Where It Happened," filed a letter with the court regarding the Justice Department’s litigation over whether Bolton broke the law by including classified information without approval.
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Coronavirus caseload in D.C. region ticks down to lowest point in two months
Officials said Wednesday they are making preparations for a possible second wave of coronavirus infections this fall.
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Giants’ plan to get Devonta Freeman ready as quickly as possible
The Giants picked up Devonta Freeman because they believe he has enough left in his 28-year old legs to help in some way offset the staggering loss of Saquon Barkley for the remainder of the season. Freeman’s track record suggests he can help. Freeman’s arrival on Wednesday was not part of a Giants plan to...
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Celebs react to grand jury indicting 1 police officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting
Officer Brett Hankison, who the department fired earlier this year, was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree.
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Kenya harnesses fly larvae’s appetite to process food waste
LIMURU, Kenya – Rotten bananas? Mushy avocados? Pulped oranges? Talash Huijbers wants them all. The 25-year-old is the founder of Insectipro, a Kenyan farm rearing black soldier fly larvae for animal feed. In the 10 days it takes for them to grow, the larvae need to be fed too – and fruit waste from factories...
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Facebook allowed hundreds of misleading super PAC ads, activist group finds
Facebook has allowed political advertisers to target hundreds of misleading ads about Joe Biden and the US Postal Service to swing-state voters, ranging from Florida to Wisconsin in recent weeks, in an apparent failure to enforce its own platform rules less than two months before Election Day.
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Marvel pushes Black Widow to 2021, delaying the MCU’s future even further
Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow, which has been delayed twice now. | Marvel Studios/Disney Shang-Chi and The Eternals, the beginnings of Marvel’s Phase 4 set of movies, will be delayed as well. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been stopped in its tracks until 2021. On Wednesday, Variety reported that Disney has again delayed the release of Black Widow, the next scheduled Marvel film, from November 6, 2020, to May 7, 2021. That’s the second delay for the film, which stars Scarlett Johansson as her Avengers character. It was originally scheduled for a May 1, 2020, release, before the Covid-19 pandemic led Disney to bump it to the fall. Now the film will premiere more than a year after its original date. And with Black Widow’s rescheduling comes a domino effect for the other Marvel films in the queue: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Eternals. Eternals had been moved from a November 6, 2020, release to February 12, 2021. Now it has again moved to November 5, 2021. Shang-Chi was first scheduled for February 12, then moved to May 7. It will now premiere on July 9. The delay of these three movies is just the latest in a series of postponements and reactions to the worldwide pandemic. Movie theaters involve large gatherings of people, and while many theaters are now open again in the US and around the world, there isn’t a general feeling that everyone’s ready to go back to seeing movies the way we used to before the coronavirus. That “let’s all go to the movies” moment may not even come until there’s an accessible and successful vaccine. For studios like Disney, which owns Marvel, lockdowns and social distancing have created a situation where they must decide between a few options: delay a movie; release a movie anyway; or maybe release a movie directly onto a streaming service like Disney+. Disney released New Mutants, a long-delayed X-Men spinoff it acquired when the company bought Twentieth Century Fox, in theaters in August. Disney then chose to release Mulan, first slated for theaters in March, at a premium on its Disney+ streaming service and in some theaters worldwide earlier this month. New Mutants hauled in $35 million worldwide, and while Mulan’s official digital download haul has yet to be released, it’s only made $57 million in its international box office — a disappointing figure when you consider it cost around $200 million to make. The lack of box office enthusiasm and low prospects for budget recuperation, as well as factors like some theaters not being open and people still having qualms about sitting in a theater for two hours, may be the reason Marvel decided to push Black Widow to 2021. But because this is Marvel, and Marvel has a connected universe and a lengthy schedule of movies ahead, a Black Widow push means a push for every subsequent Marvel film. Shang-Chi, Marvel’s first superhero movie with a predominantly Asian and Asian-American cast, was originally set to follow Black Widow’s and Eternals’ 2020 releases. Both Shang-Chi and Eternals, the latter of which is helmed by award-winning director Chloé Zhao, are set to introduce new characters to the MCU and perhaps give us more forward-looking stories than Black Widow will. (Black Widow is a prequel of sorts, and takes place before the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.) Eternals also stars big-name actors including Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington, and Kumail Nanjiani, fueling further interest. There’s an added layer of excitement surrounding that film because of Zhao’s talent and rising profile. Zhao’s new film Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand, is set for a December 4 release and is considered an Oscar frontrunner after winning the coveted Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. With these delays, the first glimpse into a post-Endgame Marvel Universe may be the weird and wacky Disney+ TV series WandaVision. It has no release date yet but is expected to hit Disney+ by the end of this year. Marvel has said its television shows will tie into the movie universe — a universe we’ll have to wait a few more months to pick back up again. 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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Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams helps players through podcast
After shutting down receivers during his Hall of Fame career, Aeneas Williams is helping open doors for NFL players.
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Gale Sayers, NFL football legend, dies at 77
Gale Sayers, the longtime Chicago Bears star and Pro Football Hall of Famer, has died at the age of 77 after a struggle with dementia. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers and Anne-Marie Green have more.
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Kentucky AG denies cops executed ‘no-knock warrant’ in Breonna Taylor case
The Louisville police officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death “knocked and announced” themselves — and did not execute a “no-knock warrant” as previously believed, Kentucky’s attorney general said Wednesday. At a press conference, AG Daniel Cameron said a neighbor corroborated cops’ claims that they knocked on Taylor’s apartment door and announced themselves as police...
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Washington high school student kicked out of Zoom class over pro-Trump flag, parents say
A Washington state high school student was allegedly kicked out of a Zoom class for displaying a pro-Trump flag on the wall despite warnings from the teacher to take it down, according to a Tuesday report.
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I Have a Real-Life WAP, and It’s Ruining My Sex Life
Doctors say I'm "lucky," but my boyfriend is afraid he'll "drown."
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College openings fueled 3,000 COVID-19 cases per day, researchers say
College reopenings around the country drove a coronavirus surge of about 3,000 new cases a day in the U.S., according to a draft study released this week.
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Ex-official who reviewed Bolton book claims White House interference
The National Security Council official who conducted the prepublication review of Bolton's book said involvement by political appointees at the White House was "unprecedented."
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Investor: The stock market feels like 1999 again
How will the markets look ahead of the elections? Not great according to Mike Novogratz, founder & CEO of Galaxy Digital Holdings. Here's why he feels like the market is reminiscent of 1999's infamous tech bubble.
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Fact check: Trump Jr. touts baseless rigged-election claims to recruit 'army' for his dad
Donald Trump Jr. is touting baseless election-rigging claims in videos posted to Facebook and Twitter asking "able-bodied" people to join an election security "army" for his father.
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McCarthy threatens motion to oust Pelosi if she tries to impeach Trump to delay SCOTUS confirmation
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatened to introduce a motion to oust Speaker Nancy Pelosi if she attempts to bring forth a second round of impeachment charges to prevent the Senate from confirming President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. 
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GoodRx shares jump 40 percent in Nasdaq debut after $1.1 billion IPO
Shares of private equity-backed GoodRx Holdings surged 40 percent in their debut on the Nasdaq on Wednesday after the online prescription drug platform raised $1.14 billion in its initial public offering. The stock opened at $46, compared to the IPO price of $33 per share. At its opening price, the company is valued at nearly...
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After Infamous Lake of the Ozarks Party, Local Businesses See Uptick in Sales, Demand as Tourists Come in Droves
The mayor of Lake Ozark cites the publicity from the infamous Memorial Day pool party as causing the region to see some of its highest tourism numbers on record.
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Pumpkin spice mac and cheese is coming but there's a wait list
Just when you thought the world had run out of things to add pumpkin spice to, Kraft Heinz announced the launch of pumpkin spice Mac and Cheese.
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Two people arrested after dismembered body found on California golf course
Kimberly Machleit, 35 and Donald Anderson, 37, were arrested Tuesday after a dive team discovered the remains at Blacklake Golf Course in Nipomo, news station KTLA reported.
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Former NFL players getting out the vote in communities
While 14 NFL franchises are using their stadiums in the voting process, former players such as Hall of Famer Will Shields are going into communities to help with registrations and mail-in ballots.
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Wells CEO sorry for claim there is "limited pool of Black talent"
Acknowledging his "unconscious bias," bank chief Charles Scharf said financial industry must boost diversity.
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Pence brings law-and-order tour to city where Floyd died
Vice President Mike Pence is bringing President Donald Trump's law-and-order message to Minneapolis, the city where George Floyd's death set off a worldwide protest movement
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Trump revels in "beautiful sight" of law enforcement grabbing journalist
The president said law enforcement threw a reporter aside "like he was a little bag of popcorn."
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‘West Side Story,’ ‘Black Widow,’ more films stalled by COVID-19
The coronavirus keeps pummeling the already-hobbled film industry.
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Which Card to Play in the First Debate? For Biden, Calm. For Trump, Chaos | Opinion
Despite a brutal September for Trump, both candidates still have all to win next Wednesday. Here's some free advice.
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Pastor accused of defying coronavirus restrictions wasn't allowed in court because he wouldn't wear a mask
A Louisiana megachurch pastor charged with defying the state's coronavirus restrictions was not in court because he refused to wear a mask.
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Senate GOP claims John Kerry falsely denied knowledge of Hunter Biden
John Kerry “falsely claimed” that he didn’t know Joe Biden’s son was serving on the board of a controversial Ukrainian energy company when Kerry was secretary of state, US Senate Republicans alleged in a report released Wednesday. The report cites Kerry’s answers last year to a reporter’s questions about Hunter Biden and the Burisma natural...
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Game On: A Super Mario triple play
Three classic Super Mario games get a limited edition re-release for Nintendo's Switch in 'Super Mario 3D All-Stars.'
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How Harley-Davidson Went From Trump’s Favorite Motorcycle to an American Pariah
The once-favored ride of stunt performers, tattooed boomers, and cinephiles is now on a road to nowhere.
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Jets’ chaos grows as Bradley McDougald, Avery Williamson question practice habits
Another day, another crisis for the Jets. Not only has Gang Green started the season off 0-2 and looking like the worst team in the NFL in the process, it now has players openly questioning the way the team is practicing. “It all goes back to practice,” safety Bradley McDougald told SNY after Sunday’s 31-13...
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Evan Rachel Wood's new role as an emotionally stunted young grifter in 'Kajillionaire'
Two con artists use their only daughter to scam, but during a heist they charm a stranger into joining them, and their entire world turns upside down.        
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Justice Department Proposes Weakening Social Media's Legal Shield
The Justice Department's proposal would hold Facebook and Twitter more accountable for users' posts. One critic says the Trump administration is "trying to work the refs ahead of the election."
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Cost Of Racism: U.S. Economy Lost $16 Trillion Because Of Discrimination, Bank Says
Citigroup estimates the economy would see a $5 trillion boost in the next five years if the U.S. were to tackle key areas of discrimination against African Americans.
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Why does Rand Paul think he knows better than Anthony Fauci?
Rand Paul has dedicated much of his time during the coronavirus pandemic to a singular mission: discrediting Dr. Anthony Fauci.
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Justin Gaethje eager to see Khabib Nurmagomedov's reaction to his own blood
Justin Gaethje is looking to put Khabib Nurmagomedov in uncharted waters.        Related StoriesJustin Gaethje eager to see Khabib Nurmagomedov's reaction to his own blood - EnclosurePaulo Costa: 'Gentle' Israel Adesanya changed personality at UFC 253 fight week run-inJan Blachowicz blocking out all layers of pressure ahead of UFC 253 title fight 
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Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and legacy as she lies in repose
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is lying in repose at the Supreme Court through Thursday, after her death at age 87. Fatima Goss Graves, the president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center and co-founder of the Time's Up movement, joined CBSN with a look back on her life and legacy.
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Travelers rate these North American airports top for satisfaction
Results of the 2020 North America Airport Satisfaction Study indicate that satisfaction within such airports has "risen sharply" since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, J.D. Power said. 
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Newt Gingrich: Trump has an astonishing opportunity to makes history again
Throughout his presidency, President Trump has continued to focus on creating the kind of disruptive changes for which his supporters voted.
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Why Breonna Taylor Louisville Officers Weren't Charged Over Her Death
Six months after Breonna Taylor's killing by police, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that the officers involved will not be charged with homicide.
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COVID vaccine tested, experts say no corners cut
An international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government approves. (Sept. 23)       
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Yankees retired numbers and the baseball legends who wore them
No team in professional sports boasts the glorious history of the Yankees, winners of 27 World Series championships over the past century. Some might argue that having 21 retired numbers honoring 22 players and managers to don the pinstripes is excessive, but doesn’t it make sense that the organization with the most titles would have...
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