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Obama memoir to be released Nov. 17 in 25 languages

Former President Barack Obama will release the first volume of his presidential memoirs on Nov. 17 in 25 languages, publisher Penguin Random House announced on Thursday.
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Subway door flings wide open as train crosses Manhattan Bridge
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This is what Pascale Ferrier allegedly said in ricin-laced letter to Trump
The Canadian woman accused of sending President Trump a ricin-laced envelope also penned a threatening letter telling him to “give up and remove your application for this election,” according to court papers. Pascale Ferrier, of Quebec, allegedly called the deadly delivery “a special gift” to the president, and referred to the chief executive as “The...
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White House again promises heath care plan roll out in coming weeks
President Donald Trump will lay out his vision for health care in the coming two weeks, the White House claims, after blowing through a number of self-imposed deadlines to produce a long-promised plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.
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Scooter crash sends shoe flipping through the air
Watch out! A man narrowly survived a scooter crash after skidding into an oncoming vehicle at an intersection. Watch the shoe-flipping collision, in Hangzhou, China, that left the moped rider with a soft tissue contusion to his left foot.   Subscribe to our YouTube!
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A lifetime studying the Black experience — and collecting art related to it
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Vaccinating whole world won't happen until 2024, manufacturer says
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PM Update: Not as chilly tonight, and temperatures are up some tomorrow
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Letters to the Editor: Retailers are whining about theft. They should blame their own cost-cutting
Retailers that want California to get tougher on thieves brought the problem on themselves by eliminating human cashiers from their stores.
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Drew Barrymore gives $10K to Oregon fire chief who lost home in wildfires
“I know it’s not enough but just a little start to say that you are an inspiration to us all,” Barrymore told Plews, who lost her home while leading volunteers battling the Holiday Farm Fire.
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Classic VW Microbus submerged on beach during high tide
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Party City orders Virginia store to pull Confederate soldier kids’ Halloween costumes
Costume and party supplies store Party City ordered one of its franchises to pull a kids’ Confederate soldier costume from its shelves after facing backlash about the outfit being racist. Caroline Brasler, who is the adoptive mother to two young black daughters, said she came across the Civil War costumes emblazoned with the Confederate flag...
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Donald Trump Jr. is actively helping his father corrupt the election
Let's get real about what Trump's eldest son is really up to here.
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Susan Collins Will Vote Against Trump's SC Nominee Before Election, Says GOP Needs to 'Play by Same Rules' As Garland
"We're simply too close to the election, and in the interest of being fair to the American people," the Republican senator said.
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Do Asexuals Belong Under the Queer Umbrella?
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LeBron James offering to pay for felons' fines to vote in election
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NBCUniversal chief plans revamp, set to focus on streaming
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Hungry with children: 1 in 3 families with kids don't have enough food
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What Should the Democrats Do Now?
Six Slate staffers discuss process, spectacle, and court packing.
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Tropical depression Beta batters Texas coast
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Massive digital clock counts down to a deadline in the climate crisis
In New York City's Union Square, a giant digital clock has been reprogrammed to count down the amount of time left to take action to prevent the worst effects of global warming from becoming irreversible. Co-creators of the Climate Clock, Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd, join CBSN to discuss what inspired their idea and how the countdown is being calculated.
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New COVID-19 restrictions announced as U.K. hits "a perilous turning point"
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the U.K. is at "a perilous turning point" in the coronavirus pandemic, as newly confirmed cases have skyrocketed. Johnson announced a series of new coronavirus restrictions in an effort to curb the spread. CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams has more.
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Mega Millions Drawing For 09/22/20, Tuesday Jackpot is for $22 Million
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NYC restaurant industry plans march on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office
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Near miss renews call for Houston storm barrier
The near miss by Hurricane Laura last month has Texas officials and experts again pushing for the construction of a long discussed coastal barrier system to protect against storm surge. (Sept. 21)       
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Trump bashes China at UN amid warnings against a world divided by two superpowers
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2 Marines at Camp Pendleton charged in federal drug bust tied to OD of fellow Marine
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15 headstones vandalized at historic black cemetery in Texas
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Why the Kings are lending some of their top prospects to European clubs
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Facebook readying 'break-glass' tools to restrict content if violence erupts after election
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ESPN’s Max Kellerman: ‘Extremist right-wing agitators’ largely responsible for violent protests
ESPN’s Max Kellerman raised eyebrows on Tuesday when he claimed that "extremist right-wing agitators" are largely responsible for violent demonstrations that have erupted across America since George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police
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Twitter users say the platform crops out Black faces
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Woman charged with chucking bottle, yelling N-word at jogger held on bail
The woman charged with chucking a glass bottle and yelling a racial epithet at a jogger in Queens last month was held on $2,500 bail Tuesday. Lorena Delaguna was caught on video Aug. 17 allegedly throwing a bottle at Tiffany Johnson — a black woman who passed Delaguna while she was jogging in Woodside midday,...
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15 skincare products approved by beauty influencer Hyram
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Trump views 200,000 Covid-19 deaths as a PR problem. We should view them as someone's loved one
Dean Obeidallah, reacting to Donald Trump giving himself an A+ for how he has handled Covid-19 and a D on public relations over the virus on Fox News, writes that the more than 200,000 Americans who died are not a PR crisis to be managed, and they deserved a better response from the President.
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Brute who slugged elderly victim allegedly yelled ‘that’s what I do’ during attack
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Halloween 2020: Move Over Jack-O-Lanterns, It's Time for 'Thankful Pumpkins'
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‘A Girl Is a Body of Water’ is a poignant coming-of-age tale about women’s hard-won wisdom
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Uganda-set novel follows a girl caught between tradition and her rebellious urges.
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NYPD cop accused of spying for China raised suspicions at party attended by AOC
A former president of the Tibetan Community of NY & NJ said the group became suspicious of Officer Baimadajie Angwang, 33, and "cut off the relationship" with him.
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Micah Kiser making an impact with Rams' linebacking corps
Rams inside linebacker Micah Kiser caused an early fumble and finished with a team-high 16 tackles in Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
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Adam Silver gives his ‘best guess’ when next NBA season will start
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John Boehner reveals wild front cover of new tell-all book
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Evaluators weigh in on Mets’ Pete Alonso vs. Dominic Smith debate: Sherman
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Four Missouri School Districts Agree To Let Students Skip COVID Quarantine, Return To Classes, Sports
Larry Bergner, administrator of the Newton County Health Department which serves the four districts, worried about potential mental health effects as a result of being kept at home and a lack of food in some students' homes.
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Burned-out NYC moms prepare for weekend away from kids, COVID-19
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Kate Middleton debuts new necklace dedicated to her three children
How charming!
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Police Commission to review LAPD's facial recognition use after Times report
The Los Angeles Police Commission says it will review the LAPD use of facial recognition software and how it compares to programs in other major cities.
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Trump Takes Away a Lifeline for Swing-State Senators
President Donald Trump demands loyalty, but isn’t so quick to return it. Republican members of Congress have passed his bills, rationalized his behavior, kept him in power. Now, with a new Supreme Court vacancy, some of the GOP senators who risked the most in tethering themselves to Trump sorely need his help keeping them in power. He isn't guaranteed to deliver.Trump tweeted today that he’ll announce his nominee at the White House on Saturday, and he’s said that he wants a vote to take place before the November 3 election. That could spell trouble for swing-state Republican senators in tough reelection fights, such as Susan Collins of Maine and Cory Gardner of Colorado. They have one obvious lifeline: Voters could split their tickets, backing Joe Biden for president and supporting Republicans down-ballot. But Trump is making that prospect a lot less likely. A fierce confirmation fight over the conservative replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg may only reinforce purely partisan voting patterns.Trump gives senators little space to carve out the sort of independent identity that might make ticket-splitting more realistic. As I’ve written before, his intolerance for apostates has been a pattern throughout his presidency; he won’t brook criticism from inside the party or out, even as handling of the pandemic and civil unrest has made his administration’s performance tougher to defend. Pushing a nominee through before Election Day poses perhaps the starkest test yet of Trump’s insistence on fidelity. He’s asking that senators cast one of the most polarizing votes imaginable, amid one of the most fraught races in modern history, on a timeline driven by a political clock.A preferable scenario for embattled swing-state senators would be for Trump to put off a confirmation vote and let the election winner pick the nominee. Or, alternatively, he could wait until the election passes and announce a nominee during the lame-duck period, sparing senators the need to vote before November 3.Either approach could placate moderates and independents recoiling at the rush to fill the vacancy, as well as suburban-women voters stricken by Ginsburg’s death. “I need suburban women to be ticket splitters, and I can’t lose them as ticket splitters,” Sarah Chamberlain, the CEO of the Republican Main Street Partnership, a moderate-Republican advocacy group, told me. “If we don’t handle this correctly as a party, we’re going to have a problem.”Collins was trailing her Democratic opponent, Sara Gideon, by five points in a poll released this week. Gardner has the misfortune of running in a state dominated by independent voters who largely favor his Democratic rival, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. Making things worse for the senators, Trump is struggling in both states, meaning his vaunted base likely isn’t enough to grind out victory for other GOP candidates. He’s trailing Biden by nearly seven points in Colorado and 14 in Maine.A vote on a Supreme Court nominee “makes it that much harder for Collins and Gardner, because [they were] trying to run independently of Trump as much as they could,” Jessica Taylor, the Senate-and-governors editor at “The Cook Political Report,” told me.Gardner aired a 30-second TV spot in the spring that made no mention of the president. Collins has long struck an awkward balance in which she sounds disapproving of Trump, but doesn’t actually throw up obstacles to what he’s trying to achieve. Like Gardner, Collins voted to acquit the president during his impeachment trial earlier this year, even as she complained about his behavior; she memorably said that she believed Trump had absorbed “a pretty big lesson” from the ordeal.When it comes to both senators’ reelections, the Supreme Court vote “brings it all back to Trump,” Taylor said.Collins and Gardner have staked out different positions when it comes to picking Ginsburg’s successor. Gardner put out a statement yesterday indicating that he’d vote to confirm a Trump nominee who meets certain standards. Collins, though, took issue with the president, saying that the candidate who wins the presidential election should be the one to choose.Trump’s focus isn’t on the Senate’s fate so much as his own. A quick Court appointment works to his advantage, diverting attention from his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and potentially giving his core supporters extra incentive to vote. Evangelical voters in particular are “now going to turn out, because they know what’s at stake,” Bryan Lanza, a former Trump-campaign adviser, told me, referring to immigration, taxes, and the environment, among other issues. “This is their one window. They’re not going to let it go by.”A speedy confirmation would also bulk up the Court’s conservative majority ahead of what could be a slew of litigation arising from the election. Disputes over recounts and mail-in ballots may well wind up before the Court. In the 2000 presidential race, the Supreme Court voted 5–4 to stop a recount in Florida and thereby handed George W. Bush the presidency. Should Trump confirm another justice by November 3, he’d enter the murky postelection period in a formidable position: Six of the nine justices will have been appointed either by him or other Republican presidents. “An ideological shift on the Court could have a pretty profound impact on the outcome,” Rosa Brooks, a Georgetown University law professor, told me. Whatever happens to Collins and Gardner, their fate illustrates the unenviable position Republican lawmakers are in. Both supported the president in crucial moments, including past Supreme Court nomination fights and, most recently, the Senate’s impeachment vote. Two weeks after the trial, Trump flew to Colorado for a rally, stood with Gardner, and called for his reelection. The senator, Trump said, “has been with us 100 percent.”The gratitude isn’t forever. The last vote cast is not the one that matters; it’s the next vote that risks Trump’s wrath. After Collins called on the election winner to choose the nominee, Trump appeared on Fox News and delivered a rebuke. “People are not going to take it,” he said.
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