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Restaurant Critic: California Recall Not Possible Without Gavin Newsom's 'French Laundry' Scandal

As California voters descended upon their polling centers Tuesday to decide the fate of Governor Gavin Newsom, a restaurant critic noted that the recall election would not be possible without Newsom's infamous French Laundry scandal from November of last year. 
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Best work perks ever? Spanx CEO gives employees free first-class trip, $10K
In celebration of selling the shapewear brand for a cool $1.2 billion, Blakely, 50, surprised each of her Spanx employees with insane bonuses.
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‘Dynasty’ star John James to play Joe Biden in film on son Hunter
"The script has it all. Money, power, greed, sex, drugs and alcohol," the 65-year-old soap opera star said in a 30-second clip announcing his new role.
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Kylie Jenner’s extreme tan sparks more blackfishing accusations
Fans have accused Kylie Jenner of "trying to look black" after she posted two different Instagram Stories where she appears to look tanner than normal.
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Florida Lawmakers Calls on DeSantis to Withdraw Surgeon General Nom Amid Mask Refusal
In a statement sent to Newsweek, DeSantis's office said the governor is not considering appointing a different candidate to replace Lapado at this time.
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Brazil to Expedite Its Plan to Eliminate Illegal Deforestation by 2028
Brazil initially planned to eliminate the practice by 2030, but the country now plans to meet the objective by 2027 or 2028, according to the vice president.
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Residents of this state will vote on constitutional ‘right to food’
The proposal is essentially “the 2nd Amendment of food,” said Republican Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham, who proposed the amendment.
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Murdaugh murders: Boat crash victims ask court to prevent son, Buster, from disposing of family assets
Disgraced South Carolina legal scion Alex Murdaugh is scheduled to appear in court Monday amid a new push to freeze the assets of his son, Buster Murdaugh, who was allegedly spotted gambling at a Las Vegas casino last week hours after his father was denied bond and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
How liberals can turn compromise into victory
The Build Back Better bill won't have everything they want. But it's only one part of a longer battle.
Congress wrestles with Biden's spending bill and January 6 riot investigation
CBS News congressional correspondent Nicole Killion joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero with the latest on negotiations over President Biden's social economic agenda. She also discusses a new report in which people involved in planning the pro-Trump rally on January 6 say several members of Congress helped make it happen.
Studio shoots down Ruby Rose's 'Batwoman' misconduct claims, defends Dougray Scott
Warner Bros. Television condemned Ruby Rose's allegations against co-star Dougray Scott, describing the "Batwoman" actor as "a consummate professional."
El Chapo's Attorney Argues Conviction Should Be Overturned Due to Biased Jury
"The guy is going to be in a box for the rest of his life. I'm not asking you to play violins for him. This is his last shot," Guzman's attorney said.
Saints vs. Seahawks prediction: Give Geno, Seattle a shot
No reports out of Seattle this week of Geno Smith owing any of his teammates any money. Good thing because the Seahawks, at 2-4, will need to be on the same page.
Biden repeats debunked Amtrak story for fifth time during presidency
President Biden repeated a heartfelt yet factually challenged story during a speech Wednesday in New Jersey about an encounter years ago with former Amtrak employee Angelo Negri.
North Carolina man latest to be identified as John Wayne Gacy victim
A North Carolina man who had just moved to Chicago is the latest person to be identified as one of the victims murdered by John Wayne Gacy, who was convicted of killing at least 33 young men and boys in the 1970s, authorities announced Monday.
The right’s effort to police Facebook worked
Details from leaked documents about the social-media behemoth show the effectiveness of the effort.
Hertz to add electric vehicle charging stations in Tesla deal: Here's where they will be located
Hertz is poised to install electric vehicle charging stations at many of its U.S. operations after announcing plans to buy 100,000 Tesla EVs.
‘Emotional’ Snoop Dogg honors mom in Boston just hours after her death
"He was very emotional after the show," a venue exec exclusively told Page Six. "He thanked our team, said he needed this show. ... It meant a lot to him."
Race for New Jersey's next governor heats up
The New Jersey gubernatorial election is next week and the race is tightening as Democratic Governor Phil Murphy runs or a second term in office against Republican businessman and former state legislator Jack Ciattarelli. Both candidates sat down with with our New York station to talk about the race and the issues they're fighting for. CBS2 News anchor Kristine Johnson joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero to discuss the upcoming election.
‘We will not comply!’: NYC workers protest vax mandate with march across Brooklyn Bridge
Days after the mayor announced a vaccine mandate for most of the city's employees, about 5,000 incensed demonstrators marched over the Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan.
Alec Baldwin’s Fatal Prop Gun Accident Occurred During a Rehearsal, Authorities Say
Assistant director Dave Halls reportedly told Baldwin the prop firearm didn't contain live rounds minutes before the incident.
Opinion: Once the focal point of scrutiny, Derek Carr is lifting Raiders after Jon Gruden controversy
Many expected the Raiders' season to go into a tailspin after Jon Gruden's resignation, but Derek Carr has kept Las Vegas rolling.
Tennessee senator indicted on campaign cash scheme charges
A Tennessee state senator and a Nashville social club owner have been indicted on charges they illegally concealed the movement of $91,000 during the Republican lawmaker’s 2016 failed congressional campaign
The Jonas Brothers will be roasted in upcoming Netflix comedy special
Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas will be roasted by an all-star panel of guests including Pete Davidson, Niall Horan, John Legend and Lilly Singh.
'Rookie' changes prop weapons policy following fatal shooting on 'Rust' set
One ABC TV series has instated a new policy that will ban the use of so-called "live" weapons on set, following the fatal shooting on a movie set in New Mexico.
Drake, Kris Jenner and more stars attend Adele’s concert special taping
The "Easy on Me" singer's ex-husband, Simon Konecki, and their 9-year-old son, Angelo, were also in the audience for CBS' "Adele One Night Only."
49ers, Kyle Shanahan don’t sound thrilled about sticking with Jimmy Garoppolo
It's not exactly the strongest endorsement you've ever heard.
Biden mandates shots for foreign visitors, makes travel tougher for non-vaccinated
The Biden administration will lift COVID-19 travel bans against residents of most European countries on Nov. 8 and implement a new vaccination-and-testing rule — while also targeting unvaccinated Americans.
New FBI hate crimes statistics: Over 1,000 more offenses in 2020 than 2019, anti-Asian attacks up 73%
There were nearly 1,000 more hate crimes committed in 2020 and over 2,800 more victims compared to 2019, with 63% of last year’s hate crime offenses related to race, ethnicity or ancestry biases, according to updated statistics released by the FBI on Monday.
‘Gang’s All Here’ Episode 79: Jets Dismantled in Foxborough feat. Jeane Coakley
The Jets need to look themselves in the mirror this week, because you just can't lose like that.
Youngkin’s spotlight on parents’ anger over schools may be GOP blueprint for 2022 midterms
Virginia GOP gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin's tapping into parents public school anger may be a blueprint for Republicans running in the 2022 midterm elections
Nor’easter set to soak NYC area just weeks after Hurricane Ida damage
The tri-state area could see up to four inches of rain Monday night into Tuesday, New York officials warned.
Hilaria Baldwin posts first public comments on 'Rust' shooting incident
Hilaria Baldwin has addressed the "Rust" set shooting for the first time publicly.
I was left with burns and rotting flesh after botched butt and boob jobs
Sivan Himmelman, 40, from Los Angeles, had hoped the operation in Tijuana, Mexico, would give her the confidence boost she needed.
Attorneys Questioned Just 71 Members of Ahmaud Arbery Jury Pool in First Week of Selection
Jury selection for the trial of the three defendants continued into its second week of questioning with slow progress.
Border Agents Who Posted Doctored AOC Sex Photo and Gruesome Migrant Deaths Got Away With It
A new House committee report paints a picture of an organization rife with a violently abusive mentality towards the public and no accountability.
UCLA's Dorian Thompson-Robinson doesn't throw at practice two days after injury
UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson didn't throw during the portion of practice open to reporters two days after leaving a game with an apparent injury.
‘Blue Rush’ Episode 82: Daniel Jones Propels Giants to Blowout Win
The Giants' defense, combined with Sam Darnold's ineptitude, mixed with some Daniel Jones' wizardry equaled a long overdue home win.
Jeff Bezos to Launch 'Business Park' Space Station for Companies and Tourists
"We are in a second golden age of space exploration and development," Mike Gold, executive vice president of Redwire Space, said.
9 best air purifiers for your home to help with allergies in 2021
Achoo! Bless you, and bless having a good air purifier this year to deal with allergy season. Now that it’s cool enough to crack a window and save on A/C for a while, you are not only letting in a fresh breeze but also all the allergens that float in on said breeze. To save...
El Chapo ‘jury misconduct’ warrants new trial for drug lord, attorney argues
A federal appeals court panel is weighing whether to grant Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán a new trial following a 2019 report alleging juror misconduct during his drug-trafficking trial.
Dana White's Contender Series 45 faceoff turns ugly with 'terrorist' taunt
Israel's Oron Kahlon clearly could be heard calling Afghanistan's Javid Basharat a "terrorist" before their fight.      Related StoriesDana White's Contender Series 45 faceoff turns ugly with 'terrorist' taunt - EnclosureJohn Gotti III set to fight at CES MMA 65 in first bout since defeatJohn Gotti III set to fight at CES MMA 65 in first bout since defeat - Enclosure
'Star Trek: Prodigy' boldly going on new adventures
Kate Mulgrew reprises her role as 'Captain Kathryn Janeway' for a new animated 'Star Trek' series. Rick Damigella reports
Relatives of American Hostages Around Globe Question Biden's Commitment to Their Release
The family members wrote that Biden's administration kept them "uninformed of what you can and cannot do to help us."
Diver captures haunting images of Titanic’s sunken sister ship, lost 105 years ago
“I have been diving since the late 1980s and without a doubt Britannic has been my most memorable dive to date," retired dentist Rick Ayrton revealed this week.
'The pandemic isn't over': CDC extends Conditional Sailing Order for cruises into January amid COVID
Cruise lines will need to adhere to CDC COVID guidance on ships through January 15, after which it will become voluntary for cruise lines to follow.
Liberty University Allegations Latest Controversy to Hit School Over the Years
A new report says school officials attempted to thwart students regarding sexual assaults on campus.
Amazon's warehouse workers in Staten Island file petition for union election
The independent group is being led by employee-turned-activist Chris Smalls.
Gruesome find and shocking details revealed by Houston area sheriff
Officials say a child's skeletal remains were found in apartment where three apparently abandoned siblings were living.