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Stock selloff worsens on worries over omicron impact, Powell comments

Stocks fell on Tuesday as investors weighed the potential economic fallout from the new coronavirus variant. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said the central bank could end its bond-buying early.
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Before & after images reveal impact of undersea volcano eruption and tsunami in Tonga
Before & after images reveal impact of a, Jan. 15, 2022 undersea volcano eruption and tsunami in Tonga.       
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Microsoft to acquire 'Call of Duty' publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion
On Tuesday, Microsoft confirmed it will acquire Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard in a deal valued at $68.7 billion.      
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Stanley Johnson's impact and role for the Lakers keeps growing
Former Mater Dei High star Stanley Johnson is on his third 10-day contract with the Lakers, whom he helped defeat the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
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Microsoft Agrees to Buy Activision Blizzard for Nearly $70 Billion
The purchase of the video game maker behind Call of Duty and Candy Crush would be the largest in Microsoft’s 46-year history, and a big bet on its future.
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Climate advocates argue against breaking up BBB, call it a 'mistake' for Democrats and the planet
Breaking up is hard. Breaking up Build Back Better would be even harder for climate advocates.
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Climate advocates argue against breaking up BBB, call it a 'mistake' for Democrats and the planet
Breaking up is hard. Breaking up Build Back Better would be even harder for climate advocates.
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Nick Kyrgios serves between legs in crazy Australian Open moment
The 26-year-old opened the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 win over British qualifier Liam Broady.
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Microsoft to acquire 'Call of Duty' publisher Activision Blizzard in blockbuster video game deal
On Tuesday, Microsoft confirmed it will acquire Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard in a deal valued at $68.7 billion.     
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‘Admissions,’ by Kendra James
Kendra James was a legacy student at Taft, but wasn’t made to feel like a member of a proud tradition while she was there.
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Texas synagogue hostages detail hours-long standoff from inside building
The FBI says it is investigating that hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Texas as a terror-related incident, targeted at the Jewish community. Some of the hostages are sharing ew details about what went on inside the synagogue during the standoff. CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca reports on the latest and joins CBSN's Errol Barnett to discuss.
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit Ukraine as US-Russia tensions escalate
Blinken will be in Kyiv on Tuesday to show U.S. support after last week's talks with Moscow failed to resolve disagreements over Ukraine.      
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22-year-old shot in the head in Brooklyn: cops
The victim was sitting in a car at the corner of Metropolitan and Wythe avenues in Williamsburg around 3:30 a.m. when he was shot in the head.
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End of Lockdowns? Boris Looks to Scrap All Coronavirus Restrictions in March
Boris Johnson's government is reportedly looking to abolish all remaining coronavirus restrictions by March.
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WorldView: Crews struggling to get to Tonga following volcano eruption
Crews are still struggling to get to Tonga after a volcanic eruption as a layer of ash blankets the country. Fighting ramps up between Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition in the United Arab Emirates. Ian Lee joins "CBSN AM" from London with the latest on these and more international headlines.
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Miami bar shooting leaves 4 wounded, gunman dead: police
The gunman who opened fire outside the Chicagoan Bar in Miami late Monday had returned after security kicked him out for assaulting his female companion, authorities said.
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Police investigate homicide of same-sex marriage advocate found dead in Florida landfill
Jorge Diaz-Johnston was a leading figure in Florida's marriage equality movement and the brother of former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz.       
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Wolf Moon: Stunning images show the first full moon of 2022 in all its glory
The first full moon of the year lit up the night sky on Monday, and photographers captured its splendor.
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Warriors' minority owner walks back comments on Uyghurs
John Berman and Patrick McEnroe discuss recent comments made by Chamath Palihapitiya, minority owner of the Golden State Warriors basketball team, when he downplayed China's human rights abuses against the Uyghurs.
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Internet Applauds Husband Scolded After Eating 'Entire' Birthday Cake By Himself
"I have been feeling down lately and thought that maybe a birthday cake would uplift my mood," the man wrote.
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Internet Slams Ex Dog Owner Raging at Family Who Renamed Pet After Adoption
"I absolutely lost it on them telling them that that dog already has a name that was given to him by his owner and they should respect that," the previous owner raged.
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Biden’s Year-One Grade Is Just an Incomplete
Pundits and politicians are about to unleash a flood of report cards for the president. They all should come with warning labels.
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Boba Fett Needs to Get Laid
Forget fighting crime, Boba Fett needs to find love.
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Am I asymptomatic, or do I just really not want to have Covid-19? A guide.
Denis Novikov/Getty Images Asymptomatic means you really, truly have no symptoms. In vaccinated and boosted people, breakthrough Covid-19 cases can often be quite mild, akin to an annoying cold; these relatively manageable symptoms can result in infected people dismissing a slightly scratchy throat and perhaps forgoing testing. The “what is a symptom” question is also impacting those who do test positive, with new federal guidelines relying on symptoms as a deciding factor in whether you go back to work or stay home after testing positive for Covid-19 — especially for essential workers and those who don’t have paid time off. In December 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its recommendations for isolation after a positive test, with the number of days someone must isolate being largely dependent on the presence of symptoms. Now, people who test positive but do not develop symptoms must isolate for just five days; if they remain asymptomatic, they can end isolation after five days (but continue to wear a mask around others at home and in public for another five days). To help you better understand what “counts” as a symptom, Vox spoke to three experts. “No symptoms” means you feel your best Defined by the CDC as “when a person is infected with a virus and will never feel any symptoms at all,” asymptomatic has become a catchall phrase for those who feel fine and aren’t exhibiting any of the common markers of Covid-19 — lack of taste or smell, dry cough, fever — but still test positive and appear to be capable of spreading the virus. In the age of omicron, when symptoms can be almost imperceptible, asymptomatic means absolutely no sniffles, coughs, or aches of any kind. “Asymptomatic means you feel in your best shape ever,” says Jorge Salinas, an assistant professor of medicine and hospital epidemiologist at Stanford University. “You are doing great. You feel amazing, nothing bothers you.” Because community transmission is so high right now, it’s best to assume you’ve been exposed to someone who has Covid-19 if you’ve been to a public place recently, Salinas says. Everyone should act as though they’ve come in contact with the virus and are potentially infected, and if anything feels off beyond your normal aches and pains (like your chronic lower back pain or regular migraines), you should consider it a symptom. Tolerance for pain or illness varies from person to person — what one person considers a mild cold might feel like a more disruptive flu to another — and a little throat tickle may not ping as “sick” to you in ordinary circumstances. But these aren’t ordinary circumstances. No matter the severity, any cough, sneeze, headache, or body ache should be viewed as a symptom. “What we often find in people who are vaccinated and get Covid is they think they are asymptomatic but when you talk to them, they have had a slight cough they thought was allergies, they had a little bit of a runny nose, they had a little bit of a sore throat,” says John D. Goldman, an infectious disease specialist at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. “There are a lot of people who either truly have no symptoms or have such minor symptoms that they don’t think that they’re sick enough to have Covid.” One part of the problem is that medical professionals struggle to offer more concrete guidelines on how to categorize “asymptomatic.” “Currently, there are no data available to define ‘asymptomatic,’ which can be different in different people, given that many have chronic respiratory symptoms as baseline, from congestive heart failure to allergies,” says Michael David, assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The key is to determine any differences between how you feel on your best days and right now. However, experts admit, this comparison is no simple task. If you typically have a runny nose after biking to work in the cold, it’s difficult to gauge whether today’s runny nose is normal or an indicator of something more serious. “If you really start thinking about it, we all have a little thing here and there,” Salinas says. “It is exceedingly difficult to really say that somebody’s asymptomatic.” Make sure you know what Covid-19 symptoms can look like Knowing the signs of Covid-19 is crucial to monitoring your own symptoms, or lack thereof. According to the CDC, symptoms of Covid-19 include fever, shortness of breath, cough, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, body aches, headaches, sore throat, congestion, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. Omicron symptoms tend to stray slightly, with data out of South Africa indicating that people with omicron experience a ​​scratchy or sore throat, nasal congestion, dry cough, and muscle pain, including low back pain. Other experts have said to look out for a runny nose and/or headache. It’s also wise to take note of the overall number of symptoms you’re experiencing. “The more symptoms you have, the more likely it’s a respiratory infection,” Salinas says. A combination of sore throat, headache, and sniffles is likely not a coincidence. While monitoring how you feel day-to-day can help you catch symptoms as they emerge, ironically, by thinking too much about how you’re feeling, you could start tricking yourself into manifesting symptoms. The combination of anxiety and overthinking can lead you to magnify every little ache and pain, Salinas says. The only way to know for sure is to get tested; if you’ve already tested positive, the best way to gauge your symptoms is to re-test five days after first testing positive. If you need meds to manage your symptoms, you have symptoms Congestion that you’re treating with DayQuil or a headache that necessitates taking pain relievers is a red flag you’re experiencing a symptom, Goldman says. Not only are you feeling less than your best, you’re also hiding that crucial information from your family, co-workers, roommates — and yourself. “If you’re masking the symptoms, you’re more likely to go to work, you’re more likely to do things that will spread the disease,” he says. “Taking Tylenol, doing something to deal with the symptoms is certainly not going to hurt you. It may just be that you go outside and you aren’t aware you’re sick and spread it to someone else.” He recommends getting tested to confirm (insurance companies must now pay for eight at-home tests a month per family member and Americans will soon be able to order free at-home tests) and doing everything you can to avoid others while you feel sick. Continue to rely on tried-and-true mitigation methods For people who think they may be experiencing symptoms but need to leave the house, the safest way to move about society requires wearing a high-quality mask around others, Salinas says, and isolating to the extent that you can. At this stage in the pandemic, Americans desperately need universal paid sick leave and free and easily accessible testing; until that happens, individuals will unfairly remain responsible for interpreting their symptoms as best they can. Unless you’re able to regularly test, take note of how you’re feeling every day and continue to mask up in public settings. If you feel healthy without pain relievers and cold medicines, considering your own circumstances and history, you can safely assume you’re without symptoms, experts say. Anything less than your best means you should take every sniffle, ache, or cough seriously.
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U.S. Senate candidate from Louisiana smokes marijuana in campaign ad
Gary Chambers, a Democrat, said he hopes the new spot will force a conversation about legalization of the drug.
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What Bella Hadid Has Said About 'Excruciating' Mental Health Journey
The model has opened up about going through "really depressive episodes" in a frank interview with WSJ.
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J.J. Watt: Cardinals' season 'was a massive failure ... no other way to describe it'
J.J. Watt set out to do something legendary by returning from injury in the playoffs, but the Cardinals were eliminated by the Rams.       
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Trisha Yearwood does Betty White Challenge, raises more than $30,000 for animal rescue charity
Trisha Yearwood celebrated what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday by raising money for animals in the late star’s honor.
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Woman takes selfie as car sinks down frozen river
With the help of a kayak and some quick thinking, residents near Ottawa, Canada saved a driver whose car partially plunged through the ice along the Rideau River, Ottawa Police said in a statement. Onlookers took stunning videos showing the car speeding across the frozen river and the driver standing on top of the car, taking selfies during the rescue. CNN's Laura Jarrett reports.
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Concha rips Jen Psaki for criticism of Youngkin's school mask order: 'He was elected, she was selected'
Fox News contributor Joe Concha slammed Jen Psaki for criticizing Gov. Glenn Youngkin on his first day in officer over revoking the mask mandate in schools.
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Oil prices will surge to $100 this year, Goldman Sachs warns
Goldman Sachs is now calling for oil prices to hit $100 a barrel later this year and continue rising in 2023, signaling higher prices at the pump are on the way.
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Airline CEOs warn 5G rollout could be ‘catastrophic’ for travel
The CEOS demanded "immediate intervention" from the government before planes are grounded by the 5G service set to be deployed by AT&T and Verizon.
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Rooftop Revelations: From selling drugs to 'Wings, Greens and Things'
Tina Marie Jackson went from running a 10-man crew for the Gangster Disciples to running her own soul food takeout restaurant on the South Side of Chicago.
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Why Hidden Debt Is a Big Problem for China Developers
Turmoil in China’s junk bond market has been testing investors’ nerves -- and that’s just concerning the debt they knew about. First troubled property developers including China Evergrande Group, Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd., Fantasia Holdings Group and Agile Group Holdings were found to have lots of opaque liabilities that may or may not be reflected on their balance sheets, making it hard to assess true credit risks. Now concerns are mounting about the transparency of some of China’s better devel
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Pavel Buchnevich was never going to be a part of the Rangers’ long-term future
Pavel Buchnevich was not as a realistic candidate for the Rangers roster…for this year or beyond.
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'I'm 60 and sexy': Jim Carrey celebrates milestone birthday
Jim Carrey celebrated his 60th birthday on Monday and took to social media to remind us of the goofball humor that's made him one of comedy's most enduring stars over the last 30 years.
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Dr. King Sought an End to 'the Racial Point of View.' Stop Betraying Him | Opinion
At a time when so many people – politicians, media outlets, well-heeled foundations, and a phalanx of corporate diversity consultants – are intent on reifying and reinforcing racial categories, we would do well to listen to King's wisdom.
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World's 10 richest men double wealth in the pandemic while 99% of incomes drop, group says
Billionaires like Elon Musk are doubling incomes, while the other 99% are struggling. An Oxfam report shows 'obscene inequality' from rich and poor.     
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Miami bar shooting over unpaid drinking bill leaves 4 wounded, gunman dead: police
The gunman who opened fire outside the Chicagoan Bar in Miami late Monday had returned after security kicked him out for refusing to pay his drinking bill, authorities said.
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The U.S. declared China’s treatment of the Uyghurs a genocide. A Golden State Warriors co-owner said ‘nobody cares.’
Chamath Palihapitiya, a venture capitalist and part-owner of the Golden State Warriors, is facing criticism after claiming 'nobody cares' about China's repression of the Uyghur ethnic minority.
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The U.S. declared China’s treatment of the Uyghurs a genocide. A Golden State Warriors co-owner said ‘nobody cares.’
Chamath Palihapitiya, a venture capitalist and part-owner of the Golden State Warriors, is facing criticism after claiming 'nobody cares' about China's repression of the Uyghur ethnic minority.
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Blinken to visit Ukraine amid rising tensions with Russia
Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Ukraine this week and meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as tensions between the U.S. and Russia escalate over a possible Russian invasion of its neighbor, the State Department said Tuesday.
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Pilot of medical helicopter crash speaks: ‘Had God as my co-pilot’
Danial Moore was at the controls of the chopper when it crashed on Jan. 11 on its way to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from Maryland.
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Strong tornado touches down in southwest Florida causing injuries and damage
A tornado with 118 mph winds touched down in southwest Florida, traveled almost two miles and tore up multiple trailer parks.       
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The U.S.-Russia cyber relationship just got even more complicated
There’s a glimmer of hope on ransomware just as all attention turns to Ukraine.
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Goldman Sachs earned nearly $4 billion, but that wasn't good enough
Goldman Sachs had a phenomenal year. But like many of its competitors on Wall Street, the numbers just weren't good enough to satisfy fickle investors.
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Fourth COVID vaccine still doesn’t stop Omicron, new Israeli study shows
The study raised questions about Israel's decision to be the first in the world to offer a second booster shot — and fourth overall — to its over-60 population.
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Police investigate white supremacy stickers
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Driver charged after teen struck, killed by school bus
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