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Should I pull my child out of school because of Covid-19 concerns? An expert explains

Children now constitute 29% of all new Covid-19 cases nationwide, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. This all occurs as schools return to in-person instruction. Many parents wonder if schools are safe. CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen answers your questions.
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Hochul’s Health Dept. continues Cuomo-era stall in in releasing nursing-home COVID info
Despite Gov. Kathy Hochul’s promises of transparency, the state Health Department continues responding to requests for pandemic data with stalling tactics
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Inside the 2021 World Series matchups: Who has the edge?
The Post’s Mike Puma breaks down the matchup between the NL East and AL West champions as Tuesday’s Game 1 approaches.
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Virginia's governor's race remains close
The race could be a referendum on President Biden's agenda and popularity.
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Cuomo rule: Hochul hires law firm to probe harassment in state government
ALBANY — They should call it the Cuomo rule. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday that her administration will hire an outside law firm to investigate any future claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation in her office. The move comes in the wake of her disgraced predecessor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation following a bombshell report that...
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Brian Laundrie notebook found near remains 'may be salvageable,' police say
Brian Laundrie's notebook, which his parents found in Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park on Oct. 20 before handing it over to authorities, “may be salvageable,” police say.
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Report says members of Congress, White House officials met with organizers of January 6th protest
A new report from Rolling Stone says the organizers of the January 6th rally had dozens of planning meetings with members of Congress and White House officials. CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joined CBSN's "Red and Blue" with the latest on the January 6th investigation.
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Nevertheless, Warren’s wealth tax idea persisted
When Sen. Elizabeth Warren ended her presidential run, rivals said she was too far to the left for voters. Now Democrats are resurrecting the ‘wealth tax’ at the heart of her campaign — at a critical moment for Biden.
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Checking in: Offices mimic hotel amenities to lure back workers
Office leasing is gaining momentum as the delta variant recedes and worker bees return to the hive — albeit many are yet to appear for all five days a week. “The second wave was scary,” said Matt Astrachan, vice chairman of the global real estate service company JLL. “That was the bottom and once we...
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There is no gray area for these Astros, only black and white: Sherman
Friends, baseball fans, countrymen, lend me your ears. I come to bury the Astros, not to praise them.
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Critics pounce on PM for bumping interpreter out of the way
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern literally bumps a sign language interpreter out of the picture. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
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'The Five' blast Obama for downplaying anger of Virginia parents
President Obama angered Virginia parents when he addressed "trumped-up culture wars" being reported by "right-wing media".
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How ‘Biden Bucks’ will gut the American work ethic
Democrats used to be the party of working people.  Now they sneer at people who work hard. 
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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Monday, October 25, 2021
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘4400’ On The CW, A More Diverse Remake Of The ‘00s Time Travel Series
The location shifts from Seattle to Detroit, but there are still 4400 people who are suddenly in 2021 and have no idea how they got there.
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California lawmaker wants to ban live guns on movie sets after Baldwin mishap
A California state senator is proposing a ban on live weapons on movie sets in the wake of the accidental shooting death of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin.
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2 killed and officer among 4 injured in Boise mall shooting, police say
Six people, including a police officer, were injured Monday when shots were reportedly fired at an Idaho mall, according to tweets from the Boise Police Department.
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McAuliffe gets 'agitated' when asked about panicking campaign, efforts to tie Youngkin to Trump: report
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe appeared to be agitated when speaking with Axios
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Tom Brady’s 600th touchdown ball nets fan big Buccaneers haul
What's a piece of sports history worth? It's not quite $500,000, but the ball from Tom Brady's 600th touchdown pass did get one fan a pretty nice haul.
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Dems’ latest idea to fund their spendapalooza as desperate as it gets
Democrats have gotten truly desperate as they flail around looking for ways to fund their multitrillion-dollar social spendapalooza. They’re now looking at taxing unrealized capital gains. Yes, that’s right — they want to tax profits from stocks and real estate before they’ve actually been sold and cashed out. It’s madness. President Joe Biden admits he’s not...
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Police Arrest Couple After DNA Links Them to Baby's Body Found in Trash 30 Years Ago
The couple is currently incarcerated in a North Carolina jail in lieu of a separate $250,000 bond after their arrest for concealing the birth of a child.
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Facebook under fire after new documents leaked
Former Facebook employees claim the company puts profits over people. News outlets reviewed thousands of pages of internal documents suggesting Facebook knew its platform could fuel hate, but did little to stop it. Laurie Segall has more.
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The massive Facebook leak shows how investigative journalism is changing
News organizations agreed to embargo in release of whistleblower’s files about Facebook.
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Ball from Tom Brady's 600th touchdown pass nets Buccaneers fan a hefty prize package
Byron Kennedy will get signed jerseys, helmet, cleats, season passes to Bucs games through next season for giving historic ball back to Tom Brady.      
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7 Shows Like ‘Shameless’ If You Loved the Showtime Series
From Animal Kingdom to Skins, here are a few shows that'll fill the Shameless-shaped void in your life.
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In case at center of political firestorm, judge finds teen committed sexual assault in Virginia school bathroom
The teen’s case has generated anger among parents and become an issue in the Virginia governor’s race.
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Letters to the Editor — Oct. 26, 2021
The Issue: Alec Baldwin’s accidental fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of a movie. The accounts of the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and the wounding of director Joel Souza leave many questions unanswered (“Warning shots,” Oct. 23). The basic one is: Why was there live ammunition on a movie set...
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White House rejects more executive privilege claims by Trump
President Joe Biden has once again refused to assert executive privilege over more documents that former President Donald Trump has sought to keep out of the hands of the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
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Tesla’s Market Value Tops $1 Trillion After Hertz Orders 100,000 Electric Cars
The purchase by a leading rental car company reflects its confidence that electric vehicles are gaining acceptance
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Dave Chappelle won’t ‘bend to demands’ of ‘Transgender community’ over ‘Closer’ controversy
Chappelle seemingly appeared unapologetic about his remarks, saying, “I said what I said.”
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Dave Chappelle Tells Trans Mob He'll Meet on His Terms: 'You will Not Summon Me. I'm Not Bending to Anybody's Demands'
Veteran comedian Dave Chappelle says that while he is “confused” about what they want to speak about, he will nonetheless meet with members of the transgender community, under the condition that anyone who meets with him first watches his Netflix
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Mississippi State coach Mike Leach breaks down good and bad Halloween treats
You can't be reckless and hold out the bowl, Leach says about Halloween. As for candy corn, "there's a reason they serve it basically once a year."      
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Shooting at Boise Mall Leaves 2 Dead and 4 Injured
A police officer was among those injured after officers responded to reports of a shooting at Boise Towne Square in Idaho.
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Police give update on deadly shooting at Boise mall
At least two people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a mall in Boise, Idaho, police officials said Monday. A suspect is in custody.
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Ilhan Omar blames 'dysfunctional' police for Minneapolis violent crime spike
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., blamed police for the recent rise in crime in Minneapolis, accusing the city's officers of not fulfilling their oath of office.
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Why your credit card company wants to give you crypto
Mastercard is making it easier for credit card holders to earn rewards in bitcoin. | Velishchuk/iStock Mastercard credit card holders can soon be rewarded with bitcoin. Huh? Cryptocurrency was first created as an alternative to traditional financial institutions. Now, it’s gone mainstream enough that the more than 50-year-old credit card company Mastercard is offering its customers access to cryptocurrency digital wallets, cryptocurrency-branded debit and credit cards, and even cryptocurrency-based loyalty rewards programs. These tools are part of the partnership Mastercard announced on Monday with Bakkt, a platform for buying and selling digital assets like crypto. Banks and financial institutions that offer Mastercard credit and debit cards can now enable customers to pay down their balance and earn loyalty points with bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that the Bakkt platform supports. As part of Mastercard’s agreement with Bakkt, merchants including restaurants and retailers will be able to offer bitcoin as an alternative to the traditional loyalty points that credit cards often offer users. At the same time, these Mastercard customers will have the option to convert rewards points they already have into bitcoin and store it in a Bakkt digital wallet. This will give the holders of more than 2.8 billion Mastercards in circulation a potential on-ramp into the crypto investment world. While people who opt to convert or accumulate rewards points in crypto will still be taking a risk because cryptocurrency’s value is mostly determined by the volatile crypto market, Mastercard’s offerings will make taking that risk a little easier and less daunting than having to sign up separately for a crypto platform. This isn’t Mastercard’s first cryptocurrency pursuit. There are already several Mastercard credit and debit cards for people who want to use cryptocurrency. Mastercard debit and prepaid cards offered by the platforms Uphold and BitPay allow people to quickly convert their cryptocurrency holdings into traditional currency, while a Mastercard credit card offered by the crypto company Gemini allows customers to earn rewards in cryptocurrency based on their spending activity. In September, Mastercard also created its first-ever non-fungible token, or NFT, (an animated ball signed by soccer coach José Mourinho) as part of a credit card loyalty sweepstakes. Now, Mastercard’s decision to integrate support for bitcoin throughout its payments network means even more people will not just be exposed to cryptocurrency, but rewarded with it. Mastercard said this latest expansion will impact more than 20,000 financial institutions, including banks and credit unions, that work with the company. More information about when these new capabilities will be available to customers will be shared at a later date, according to Mastercard. “As brands and merchants look to appeal to younger consumers and their transaction preferences, these new offerings represent a unique opportunity to satisfy increasing demand for crypto, payment, and rewards flexibility,” Nancy Gordon, Bakkt’s vice president of rewards and payments, said in a statement. The announcement comes as credit card companies have slowly let go of some of their apprehension about cryptocurrency and looked for ways to cash in on its growing popularity. In the first half of 2021, Visa customers spent more than $1 billion in cryptocurrency with credit cards that the company offers through partnerships with three different crypto platforms: Circle, BlockFi, and Coinbase. Other credit companies have signaled they could start offering cryptocurrencies soon, too. Late last year, American Express invested in a cryptocurrency trading platform called FalconX; around the same time, Discover Financial, which operates Discover Card, has begun to hire staff to build cryptocurrency capabilities too. Credit card companies are just one example of traditional financial institutions making more room for regular people to acquire and use crypto. In April, Coinbase— a platform for buying and selling cryptocurrencies — became the first crypto company to go public — which effectively allows people to invest in cryptocurrency without having to actually buy any particular coin. Bakkt, the platform working with Mastercard, also went public earlier this month. And just last week, the first cryptocurrency-linked exchange-traded fund, or ETF, which is a basket of securities tied to the future price of bitcoin, began trading. Payment platforms like Paypal, Venmo (which is owned by Paypal), and Square all support cryptocurrency-based transactions, and Square is even considering building out a bitcoin mining business, which is a way of using lots of computing power to create new bitcoins. Another sign that cryptocurrency is here to stay: growing investment in new fraud and security tech to keep track of cryptocurrency-based credit card scams and crimes. Unlike traditional currency, digital assets like bitcoin aren’t controlled or regulated by any one government, and their cryptography makes it much harder to track and reverse cryptocurrency-based transactions. Because of that, crypto is vulnerable to theft and embraced by money-launderers. Just days before announcing its cryptocurrency expansion, Mastercard bought CipherTrace, a cryptocurrency firm backed by the Department of Homeland Security that advertises itself as the “world’s first blockchain forensics team.” Paypal has also sought to hire cryptocurrency experts to focus on security issues like money laundering and counterterrorism. Cryptocurrency has become so popular, including among criminals, that the US Marshals Service, the government branch that manages seized assets, hired a cryptocurrency bank to store all the seized cryptocurrency that it holds after criminal investigations. Those developments are a reminder that as credit card companies try to make these digital assets more popular among traditional credit card holders, cryptocurrency comes with risks. Still, most cryptocurrency holders don’t seem to be complaining that some of the biggest financial services are slowly becoming more friendly to crypto. After all, it’s hard to ignore that the growing effort to mainstream cryptocurrency has had the convenient effect of boosting the value of the cryptocurrency investments they already have.
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AG Merrick Garland, White House owe America’s ‘domestic terrorist’ parents an apology AND an explanation
The National School Boards Association has now apologized for that letter labeling parents “domestic terrorists” subject to the Patriot Act if they speak up about their kids’ education. When will the White House apologize for requesting the hysterical memo, and Attorney General Merrick Garland for responding by directing the FBI to get involved? Friday, the...
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Upscale NYC shops ditch old Uptown for new chic spaces
Quarantining shoppers are coming out of their closets to be greeted by new stores as retail rents retreated. In retail-dense neighborhoods like Meatpacking and Soho, shop owners found especially welcome opportunities. Uptown stalwart Givenchy, for instance, is opening a Soho outpost at 92 Greene St., while Jonathan Adler is returning to the same nabe at...
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The Facebook Papers: What you need to know
New documents -- the Facebook Papers -- are bringing more clarity to the social media giant's problems and reinforcing a whistleblower's claim that the platform profited off the spread of false information and relies on an algorithm that pushes fake news like drugs.
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The Facebook Papers: What you need to know
New documents -- The Facebook Papers -- are bringing more clarity to the social media giant's problems, and reinforcing a whistleblower's claim that the platform profited off the spread of false information and relies on an algorithm that pushes fake news like drugs.
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Virginians will head to the polls soon in high-stakes governor's race
In what could be a referendum on President Biden’s agenda and popularity, Virginians are headed to the polls next week to elect a new governor. Independents will be a key factor in this race. Norah O’Donnell reports.
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They defended the 2020 election against Trump's lies. Now they are running for higher office in states that could decide 2024
Three politicians who stepped into high-profile roles in the last year to defend the integrity of the 2020 election are making voting rights central to their campaigns for higher office in states that could determine who wins the presidency in 2024.
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Coming through walls and windows, out of the air, stray bullets aren’t an accident
Our gun violence epidemic cuts down many who never saw the bullets coming.
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Claudette Colvin was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Now she's fighting to get her record expunged
Claudette Colvin, a civil rights pioneer who in March 1955, at the age of 15, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a White person on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, is seeking to get her conviction expunged.
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Make the green goons of Extinction Rebellion pay for their cockeyed criminal conspiracy
They blocked the roadway with cars, then chained themselves across it. Cops arrested dozens, but New York law likely won’t give them the days in jail they thoroughly deserve.
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Not even record-breaking rainstorm will end California's drought, experts say
After the storm passes, the drought plaguing much of the state will remain, potentially improving in some areas but worsening in others.
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Veteran prop master turned down 'Rust' film: 'An accident waiting to happen'
Neal W. Zoromski has worked on movies big and small. But dealing with producers of "Rust" gave him "a bad feeling."
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Eric Adams has astronomical lead over Curits Sliwa in race for NYC mayor, poll shows
Democratic nominee Eric Adams holds a 40-point lead over Republican rival Curtis Sliwa in the race for mayor, according to the first general election poll.
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McConnell takes aim at ‘Billionaires Tax’ as Dems near deal on reconciliation
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed the Democrats’ proposed billionaire tax to pay for President Biden's sweeping social spending bill.
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