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Secretary of State Antony Blinken defends Afghanistan withdrawal during Senate hearing

Secretary of State Antony Blinken conceded to senators from both sides of the aisle that the intelligence community warned months ago that a swift Taliban takeover of Afghanistan was likely, but he blamed the Trump administration for not leaving behind a withdrawal plan. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Ric Flair helps host fundraiser for Senate candidate Herschel Walker
Ric Flair will join a roster of other sports figures for a fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago for Herschel Walker. Walker, the retired football star, is seeking the Republican nomination in the Georgia 2022 Senate contest against Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock. Former President Trump will headline the event. Flair, a wrestling legend, was listed as a member...
Local Matters: Prominent Democrats stump for McAuliffe in Virginia governor's race
Some of the Democratic Party's most prominent names are hitting the campaign trail for Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor's race this weekend. Polling shows him in a statistical dead heat with his Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin. The results will have sweeping implications for both Democrats and the GOP. Antjuan Seawright, a CBS News political contributor and Democratic strategist, and Kevin Sheridan, former spokesperson for the Republican National Committee, joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the latest in the race.
Political and economic turmoil deepens in Lebanon ahead of meeting on 2020 Beirut port explosion investigation
Lebanon faces worsening political and economic turmoil as officials prepare to meet on Tuesday to discuss the 2020 Beirut port explosion investigation. Senior correspondent with The National Joyce Karam speaks with CBSN's Lana Zak about the factors threatening to destabilize the Lebanese government.
Milestone movies are in the works, and new 'Blood Syndicate' comic series is coming
At this year's DC FanDome event, Reginald Hudlin and Denys Cowan announce Milestone movies, 'Blood Syndicate,' and a new initiative.
Rapper Eve pregnant, expecting first child with husband Maximillion Cooper
Rapper Eve is expecting her first child with her husband, British entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper.
Bicyclist killed in Brooklyn hit-and-run, cops say
Jose Ramos, a 56-year-old bicyclist is dead after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn, police said.
At a memorial ceremony for officers, Biden renews calls for police reform
Speaking at the a memorial service for fallen law enforcement officers, the president acknowledged the pain that accompanies losing a loved one. He also pushed again for police reform.
Hollywood crews union nearing a deal with studios that would avert a strike
IATSE is close to a new contract with the Hollywood studios, which would end a months-long standoff that threatens to trigger a historic strike.
Nearly 20,000 pounds of trash removed from Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is one of several areas in the ocean that holds massive amounts of debris.
Passengers do nothing as woman is raped on Philadelphia train, cops say
A reportedly homeless man raped a woman this week on a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia in full view of other passengers -- who cops said didn't even dial 911.
Apple activist reportedly fired after deleting files on work device
An Apple program manager who posted anonymous tales of discrimination suffered by co-workers at the tech giant has been canned, according to reports. Janneke Parrish, an Austin-based employee who worked on Apple Maps, is a leader of #AppleToo, an online group that published stories of alleged “racism, sexism, inequity, discrimination, intimidation, suppression, coercion, abuse, unfair...
Ohio's Armani Rogers sets NCAA record with long touchdown run
Ohio quarterback Armani Rogers made history in a Mid-American Conference game against Buffalo on Saturday.
‘The Sandman’: Get Your First Devilish Look at Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer
Aw, hell.
The best star snaps of the week: Gorgeous and gory!
Stars show off their spookiest looks in this week's Star Snaps
‘Doom Patrol’ Renewed for Season 4 by HBO Max
Plus, watch a trailer teasing the second half of Season 3.
Dodgers vs. Braves: What to know about 2021 NLCS
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves are set to meet in the National League Championship Series with a trip to the World Series on the line.
Biden pushes police reform, budget at ceremony honoring slain cops
President Biden spoke at the US Capitol Saturday at an annual ceremony honoring law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
Yankees fans left with no good rooting options in Red Sox-Astros ALCS
If you wanted to torture Yankees fans, you might not be able to pick a better way to do it than to force their eyes open with toothpicks and make them watch the American League Championship Series.
Cam Newton reportedly gets COVID vaccine, in talks for NFL return
If Cam Newton remains unsigned, it would not be because of his vaccination status. The free agent has received the COVID-19 jab, according to NFL Network.
‘DC’s Stargirl’ Goes Black and White in This Sneak Peek From Next Week’s Episode
Courtney enters the shadow realm.
Joe Manchin demands climate provisions stripped from budget bill
Joe Manchin offered nothing to his Democrats after he demanded $150 billion in clean-energy initiatives be removed from a bill going through Senate.
Assistant to House Sergeant-at-Arms charged with possession of child pornography
An assistant to the US House of Representatives Sergeant-At-Arms has been arrested and charged with 10 felony counts related to the possession of child pornography, according to court records filed Wednesday.
Man robbed and fatally stabbed in Manhattan for his bicycle, cops say
A 51-year-old man was stabbed to death on the Lower East Side for his bicycle, police said.
‘Supergirl’ Says Goodbye With an Extended Tribute Featuring Cast Past and Present
Melissa Benoist and cast gathered to reminisce about highlights from six seasons.
Woman raped on train as bystanders did nothing, police say
A woman was raped by a stranger on a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia in the presence of other riders who a police official said “should have done something.”
Parents, students in limbo as NYC dithers on high school admissions
Frustrated parents are blasting Mayor de Blasio and the city Department of Education as jittery eighth-graders agonize over this year's up-in-the-air high school selection process.
Zebra that broke out of Maryland farm found dead in illegal snare trap
The cruel traps are usually barbed-wire or cable nooses that are anchored somewhere.
Self-driving Waymo cars gather in a San Francisco neighborhood, confusing residents
The cars have been converging at all hours of the day and night, mystifying neighbors. Invasion of the self-driving cars? Not quite.
‘Superman & Lois’: Sneak a Peek Inside the Kent House
Bitsie Tulloch and Alex Garfin take you on a video tour of the set of the hit CW show.
James Gunn’s ‘Peacemaker’ Unveils First Bloody Teaser Trailer, Premiere Date
Peace at any cost comes to HBO Max this January.
Chris Wade: Movlid Khaybulaev's road to 2021 PFL final was easier than mine
Based on stylistic matchups, Chris Wade thinks Movlid Khaybulaev had a more convenient road to the PFL final than he did.       Related StoriesVolkan Oezdemir on 'killer' Magomed Ankalaev: 'I signed up to fight the best guys'Volkan Oezdemir on 'killer' Magomed Ankalaev: 'I signed up to fight the best guys' - EnclosureDeiveson Figueiredo out to behead 'traitor' Brandon Moreno at UFC 270: 'He betrayed Cejudo'
Southern California's Alisal Fire is 50% contained
Southern California's Alisal Fire, which earlier this week closed portions of US Highway 101 and the Union Pacific Railroad west of Santa Barbara, was 50% contained as of Saturday morning, fire officials said.
Police Union Chief Fighting Vaccine Mandate Hints He'll Run to Replace Chicago Mayor Lightfoot
On Friday, the mayor filed a complaint against John Catanzara after he asked police officers to not follow Chicago's vaccine reporting mandate.
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Russian thrusters accidentally tilt International Space Station again
Russian thrusters have accidentally titled the International Space Station (ISS) for the second time this year. 
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Dua Lipa parties with Donatella Versace at star-studded shindig in London
Dua Lipa stunned Friday evening while attending a star-studded Versace & Frieze party in London, where she was joined by fashion royalty, Donatella Versace. The “Levitating” songstress, 26, showcased her mile-long legs in a glittery purple mini skirt and green satin heels, topping off the look with a lime green shimmery top. Dua Lipa turned...
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Man found dead on NYC fence near NYPD headquarters in Manhattan
An unidentified man in his 50s was found dead Saturday on a fence near police headquarters in Lower Manhattan, authorities said.
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David Baker retiring as President, Executive Director of Pro Football Hall of Fame
David Baker joined the Pro Football Hall of Fame in January 2014 and was instrumental in many projects, including plans for the Hall of Fame Village.      
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US cities with worst air pollution ranked: report
The U.S. cities with the worst air pollution levels were ranked in a recent report, which concluded that more than 58 million Americans experienced more than 100 days of polluted air in 2020. 
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Rams’ DeSean Jackson an all-too-familiar foe for Giants
Another season, another team, but the daunting presence of DeSean Jackson still ready, willing and able to run past the Giants. 
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Former pro golfer's backyard boasts replica of Augusta National's back nine
A former pro golfer built a replica of Augusta National Golf Club's back nine in his own Arizona backyard.      
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Israel’s new top diplomat in NYC has film-star wife, vows to fight cancel culture
"Cancel culture — no matter toward who — I think is illegitimate and I think it is very violent and you have to be against it no matter where it is," Zamir 41, told The Post from the Manhattan office of the Israeli Consulate, saying his country had also been a victim of the phenomenon.
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Waffle House waitress allegedly pulls gun on man ‘over cheese eggs’
A customer at a Waffle House in downtown Atlanta claims a waitress pulled a gun on him after he asked for cheesy eggs Wednesday morning.
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Girls' volleyball: Southern Section playoff pairings
Girls' volleyball: Southern Section playoff pairings
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Ex-Washington employees call on NFL sponsors to pressure league to release investigation findings
Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden quit this week over a series of offensive emails that were uncovered during the league's investigation of alleged misconduct by officials of the Washington Football Team.
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Ex-FBI Agent Questions Wisdom of Conducting Police Training in Brian Laundrie Search Area
"In all my years as an FBI Agent and FBI SWAT Operator, we never conducted training in a location that was a known crime scene," tweeted Jennifer Coffindaffer.
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Rutgers' Greg Schiano seemingly disappears into thin air after giving team pep talk
Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano did his best "Field of Dreams" impression on Saturday as the Scarlet Knights were taking on Northwestern in an important Big Ten matchup.
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Pressure mounts on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United unbeaten away run ended by Leicester City
The pressure on Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was ratcheted up a few notches on Saturday afternoon as his side lost 4-2 to Leicester City in the Premier League.
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4 shot, 1 critically injured, at Alabama high school football game
Four people were shot at an Alabama high school football game -- at the same stadium where 10 were shot two years ago.
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