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Republicans set aside past concerns over controversial Georgia candidate as they urge her to join 'team'

Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 2 House Republican, said in mid-June that congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene had made "disgusting" comments regarding Black people, George Soros and Muslims, and threw his support behind her primary opponent, neurosurgeon John Cowan.

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Commentary: For a conflicted college football junkie, Saturday's games are a healing tonic
It's been hard to muster a lot of enthusiasm for a college football season during a pandemic, but things picked up on the third Saturday of the season.
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Man accused of shooting two Louisville cops held on $1 million bail
The man accused of shooting two Louisville cops is being held on $1 million bail as civil unrest in the city continues for the 122nd night Saturday. Larynzo Johnson, 26, pleaded not guilty Friday to two counts of assault on a police officer and more than a dozen counts of wanton endangerment of an officer,...
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LSU's Myles Brennan gets praise from Joe Burrow ahead of first game
LSU quarterback Myles Brennan received a ton of praise from his predecessor before he leads the national champion Tigers onto the field Saturday for their first game of the 2020 season.
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Dodgers' Mookie Betts leaves game after getting hit in side by a pitch
The Dodgers' Mookie Betts stayed in at first after being hit by a first-inning pitch Saturday but remained in pain and left the game against the Angels.
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Giants have prime opportunity to take advantage of ailing 49ers
Do you believe in this theory? It is not who you play, but when you play them. If this is true, the Giants have a fighting chance Sunday against the defending NFC champion 49ers. At full strength, the talent level is a mismatch, but the 49ers are not at full strength. Far from it. If...
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Syracuse's Sean Tucker never goes down on long touchdown run vs. Georgia Tech
Syracuse Orange running back Sean Tucker pulled off an impressive touchdown run against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday afternoon.
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Mike Leach has dazzling SEC debut as Mississippi State coach as Bulldogs top No. 5 LSU
Mississippi State and new coach Mike Leach opened the 2020 season with a staggering upset victory over defending national champion LSU.       
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Duke University names building after a Black woman for the first time in campus history
Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke is the first Black woman to have a campus building named for her.
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California passes law to house transgender inmates by gender identity
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Saturday requiring California to house transgender inmates in prisons based on their gender identity — but only if the state does not have “management or security concerns.” The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation houses men and women in separate facilities. Transgender inmates are often...
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Trump boasts at Pennsylvania rally that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will defend 'God-given rights'
Donald Trump traveled to battleground Pennsylvania for a campaign rally after formally choosing Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee for Supreme Court.        
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AP Debrief: Barrett pick will skew Supreme Court
President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort. (Sept. 26)       
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Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court
President Trump on Saturday announced he would be nominating Judge Amy Comey Barrett to the Supreme Court. "I love the U.S. Constitution and will be mindful of those who came before me," Barrett said.
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Cal State Long Beach halts in-person classes and locks down campus after positive Covid-19 tests
Five students at California State University, Long Beach tested positive for Covid-19, prompting a campus-wide quarantine.
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Analysis: Oklahoma's defense is more sieve than stalwart
The same leaky defense that has plagued Oklahoma football year after year was on display Saturday at Owen Field in a 38-35 loss to Kansas State.        
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Brace for a bitter debate on America’s religious freedom in Senate: Goodwin
If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed for the Supreme Court, the credit will go to President Trump for nominating her and the GOP Senate for producing the votes. But Barrett will also owe a big thank you to Sen. Dianne Feinstein. It was Feinstein, a California Democrat, who inadvertently made the Roman Catholic mother of...
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Analyst: Double standards define Trump administration
CNN national security analyst Samantha Vinograd weighs in on President Trump's unfounded attacks on mail-in voting and refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power.
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Trump Celebrates Historic Supreme Court Pick at Rally in Pennsylvania
The crowd cheered, chanting, "fill that seat" as the president took the stage just hours after he announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nomination to the Supreme Court.
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Former Pence aid says staffers discussed Trumps potential refusal to leave the White House
A former White House aide said Friday that staffers discussed the possibility that President Trump would refuse to peacefully leave his post and transfer power should he lose the Nov. 3 election.
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Confirmation Hearing for Trump's SC Pick Amy Coney Barrett Starts October 12, Lindsey Graham Says
"Monday will be an introduction, opening statements, a statement by the nominee," the Republican said. "Tuesday and Wednesday will be question days and Thursday we'll begin the mark-up process."
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UFC 253 results: Jake Matthews bloodies Diego Sanchez, wins decision
Jake Matthews was not going to allow Diego Sanchez to continue having late career success at his expense at UFC 253.        Related StoriesUFC 253 results: Jake Matthews bloodies Diego Sanchez, wins decision - EnclosureUFC 253 video: Ludovit Klein's KO makes him first Slovak fighter to earn UFC winUFC 253 video: Ludovit Klein's KO makes him first Slovak fighter to earn UFC win - Enclosure 
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Federal prosecutor in Massachusetts accuses Barr of a 'dangerous abuse of power'
An assistant US attorney in Massachusetts is the latest federal prosecutor to criticize Attorney General William Barr, accusing the top law enforcement official of a "dangerous abuse of power" by politicizing his position and doing the bidding of President Donald Trump.
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What the chaos in 2000 tells us about a nightmare election scenario
President Donald Trump seems intent on sowing doubt over the election results, creating a pathway to contest the results and remain in power even if he loses, writes Julian Zelizer.
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U.S. airline industry on the brink of massive lay-offs as federal aid runs out
Since the pandemic, U.S. airlines have been relying on billions in federal aid to keep its employees staffed. But as the aid is expected to run out next week, massive lay-offs could follow. Kris Van Cleave reports.
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U.S. coronavirus infections surpass 7 million as CDC issues somber warning
Coronavirus infections in the U.S. passed the 7 million mark this week, with the death toll now more than 204,000. Despite the increasing numbers, the CDC still warns that 90% of the population remains vulnerable to the virus. Danya Bacchus reports.
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Trump names Amy Coney Barrett as his SCOTUS nominee
Senate Judiciary chair Lindsey Graham announced late Saturday that confirmation hearings would begin on October 12.
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Protesters gather for fourth straight day in Louisville, Kentucky
Protesters are demonstrating for the fourth straight day in Louisville, Kentucky, following the decision to not directly charge any police officers in Breonna Taylor's death. Adriana Diaz reports.
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Stanley Cup explainer
Arguably the most iconic trophy in sports history, the Stanley Cup dates back 1893 when it was first purchased by Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley with the intention of being given to the top amateur team in Canada. 
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Far-right group Proud Boys rally in Portland, Oregon
The far-right group Proud Boys are holding a rally Portland, Oregon, on Saturday. Police are on alert for clashes for counter demonstrators.
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Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court
President Trump announced on Saturday that he is nominating appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Mr. Trump said he wants his nominee confirmed by the Senate before Election Day, in case the Supreme Court is called upon to decide the election. Nikole Killion has more.
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Rob Gronkowski on lack of production in first 2 games with Buccaneers: 'I came here to block, baby'
Rob Gronkowski addressed his slow start in his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his first season since stepping away from the NFL after the 2019 season.
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"CBS Weekend News" headlines for Saturday, September 26, 2020
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Weekend News with Jamie Yuccas."
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UFC 253 video: Ludovit Klein's KO makes him first Slovak fighter to earn UFC win
Ludovit Klein has power, and he used it to become the first Slovak fighter ever to earn a victory in the UFC.        Related StoriesUFC 253 video: Ludovit Klein's KO makes him first Slovak fighter to earn UFC win - EnclosureVideo: Juan Espino picks up first-round submission win at UFC 253 after long layoffVideo: Juan Espino picks up first-round submission win at UFC 253 after long layoff - Enclosure 
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Falcons' A.J. Terrell hits reserve/COVID-19 list
The Atlanta Falcons placed cornerback A.J. Terrell on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday prior to the team’s Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears, the team announced
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L.A. County sees no post-Labor Day spike in coronavirus numbers
L.A. County reports an average of 1,074 new daily cases for the week ending Sept. 25, compared with 1,176 for the week ending Sept. 5.
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San Fransisco passes work-from-home plan to fight climate change
Working from home may become a post-pandemic way of life in one California community. San Francisco Bay area officials approved a plan last week requiring large, office-based businesses to have employees work from home three days a week in a bid to fight climate change, according to a report. The decision, by the Metropolitan Transportation...
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Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu, Luke Voit in line for ‘damn cool’ milestones
It’s hard to know how the milestones of 2020’s 60-game season will be remembered, but the Yankees are set for a pair of significant ones. With four more hits in Saturday’s 11-4 win over the Marlins in The Bronx, DJ LeMahieu put himself in position to win the AL batting title. His average is .359...
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No. 9 Texas wins wild 63-56 overtime shootout against Texas Tech
No. 9 Texas uses onside kick and touchdown pass to force overtime then prevails against Texas Tech 63-56.        
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Kansas State erases 21-point deficit to upset No. 3 Oklahoma
Kansas State scored 24 unanswered points and pulled off the biggest upset of the college football season so far, defeating No. 3 Oklahoma, 38-35.
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Hirono, Blumenthal say they won’t meet with Amy Coney Barrett
Two Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have said they will not meet with Amy Coney Barrett -- President Trump’s pick to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.
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Donald Trump: Bill Clinton Is 'Stone Cold Afraid' of Hillary
"I used to say, 'Now, now, now, we won. Don't do it,'" Trump recalled. "I try and stop it, but now, she's crazy. Bill is stone-cold afraid of her."
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Five biggest college football plays of the day from Week 4
Week 4 in college football had its share of wild and exciting moments. A look at the five biggest plays from Saturday.        
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NYPD line-of-duty injuries skyrocket amid violent anti-police protests
Officers have been shot at, stabbed, assaulted with rocks, bricks, struck by vehicles and had Molotov cocktails hurled at them, officials said.
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Loeffler pushes back after Schumer says 'no precedent' for confirming SCOTUS pick between July and Election Day
Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., has pushed back against a claim by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that there was “no precedent” for confirming a Supreme Court nominee between July and Election Day in a presidential year.
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Rafael Nadal isn’t clear favorite as French Open ball, conditions change
If it weren’t for a U.S. Open disqualification, Novak Djokovic likely would be on the cusp of a “COVID Grand Slam,” with the opportunity to sweep all three majors of 2020. (Wimbledon was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic). No longer is Rafael Nadal being hailed as a prohibitive favorite at the rescheduled French Open,...
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College football Week 4 winners and losers include Auburn, Mississippi State, Big 12
The SEC returned, LSU lost and Oklahoma flopped. Here are the winners and losers from college football's Week 4.        
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In California, Windy, Dry Weather Expected To Bring 'Critical' Fire Conditions
The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings throughout parts of the state. Cal Fire says winds and low humidity are expected to exacerbate fire conditions and drive up temperatures.
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Schumer puts health care on forefront as Dems prepare to fight Amy Coney Barrett nomination
Schumer warned that Barrett could be the deciding vote in the Supreme Court striking down the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
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St. Louis man sentenced to life free after 33 years
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