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Texas Governor Greg Abbott bans COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Texas' Republican Governor Greg Abbott has signed an executive order banning "any entity" in his state from issuing a coronavirus vaccine mandate. Last month, President Biden announced that all companies with 100 employees or more will need to require vaccination or weekly COVID testing. Today, Mr. Biden is attending a virtual meeting with G20 leaders on the situation in Afghanistan. CBS News political contributor and Associated Press White House reporter Zeke Miller joins "CBSN AM" to discuss.
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N. Korea test fires suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile
If confirmed it wouldn't be the North's 1st test of a missile designed for launch from underwater, but experts say this may have been a newer generation weapon.
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Meghan McCain blames hostile ‘View’ colleagues for her exit in emotional memoir
Meghan McCain's forthcoming audio memoir “Bad Republican” traces her evolution from senator’s daughter and party girl to conservative warrior on “The View” to a humiliated panelist who quits the hit show, and serves as a scorching response to those she feels have mistreated her.
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New York City to remove Thomas Jefferson statue from legislative chamber by year's end
A vote by a little-known New York City committee on Monday signals the end to a two-decade effort to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson from the chambers of the New York City Council.
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State Department's IG launching investigations into Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal
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Greg Gutfeld: The Media has problems finding real villains, so they make them up
You see the trick. Every time inflation rises, the supply chain crunches, Afghanistan is a disaster, covid rages, and the president can’t answer a question - cue January 6th
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Washington State fires its football coach over COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Head football coach Nick Rolovich and four assistants were fired for defying the state's vaccine mandate. School officials said a small number of university workers chose not to get vaccinated.
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A fully solar-powered campervan has just driven through Europe
Solar Team Eindhoven 2021, a group of students from the Netherlands, have designed and driven a two-person camper powered solely by sunlight.
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Seniors are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 but just 1 in 7 have taken a booster shot
As the US tries to bring Covid-19 under control before a potential winter spike, health experts are encouraging vulnerable people to get a booster vaccine dose. So far, about 15% of seniors have done so.
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Covid Made London and Paris Cheaper — for the Rich
The uneven post-Covid rebound risks turning cities from locked-down deserts into enclaves for the rich. 
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Ad exaggerates potential impact of Biden estate-tax plan
A rancher claims that Biden's plan would force the sale of many family farms — but few farms face an estate-tax liability.
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Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps bolstering GOP
Civil rights groups have sued, alleging Republicans deliberately diluted the political strength of minority voters by not drawing any new districts where Latinos hold sway.
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Ingraham: Biden and Fauci are quintessential Washington swamp creatures
Fox News host Laura Ingraham slammed President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci as swamp creatures and said they evade accountability from media and Washington.
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How Afghan E-Commerce Startup Aseel Is Pivoting to Help Its Compatriots In Need
Aseel used to find global buyers for Afghan art. Now it uses its platform to get food to the country's most desperate
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Georgia explosion: 2 men arrested for allegedly setting off large blast in dispute, police say
Two men have been arrested in connection to a large explosion that rocked a neighborhood in Georgia this month, authorities said Friday.
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'Dancing with the Stars': 'Grease' week sees star eliminated after bottom two deadlock
"Dancing with the Stars" saw contestants dance to music from "Grease" before Melanie C was ultimately eliminated.
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NJ hospital system fires 118 employees for not getting COVID vaccine
One of New Jersey’s largest health systems has fired over 100 of its employees who refused to comply with its COVID vaccination policy, the hospital network announced.
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This BOE Is Made for Hiking and That Is What It’ll Do
Bailey leaves little doubt rates will rise soon, but he has to get his messaging out smoothly because markets are already overreacting.
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Newt Gingrich rips Biden's 'purely corrupt, stunningly dishonest' administration
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich breaks down Biden's policy failures threatening the US economy.
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ALCS: Red Sox Take 2-1 Lead Over Astros With Schwarber Grand Slam
The Red Sox have won consecutive blowouts against the Astros, showing some swagger while setting a record for bases-loaded homers in a postseason series.
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Greta Thunberg dances, sings ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ during climate event
Greta Thunberg, the Swedish high school student seen by many as a leading ambassador in the fight against climate change, rocked out on stage to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.”
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Carlos Correa wasn't concerned Eduardo Rodriguez mocked his celebration: 'It was great'
Upbraided by his manager on national television, Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez struck a remorseful tone after he mocked the Astros' Carlos Correa.      
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Phish fan dies after falling during concert at Chase Center in San Francisco
A man fell to his death after plummeting from an upper level of the Chase center during a Phish concert on Sunday night.
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'Eye-opening moment': City leaders, police departments push back over impending COVID vaccine mandates
As COVID-19 vaccine mandate deadlines loom over police departments nationwide, leaders must now decide whether defiant officers can keep their jobs.       
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Tucker Carlson: America has once again become segregated
Tucker Carlson recounts how Colin Powell thrived in an American meritocracy that has been undone and replaced by division sewn by political leaders
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Sen. Lindsey Graham reacts to China missile test: ‘God help us all’
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Monday that China's reported development of a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile would be "the biggest game-changer in the last 40 years," if true.
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There was a 7.2% jump in assaults on law enforcement officers in 2020, FBI says
More than 60,000 law enforcement officers were assaulted in the line of duty last year, up 7.2% from 2019, according to a report released Monday by the FBI.
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Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps that bolster the GOP
Texas Republicans approved redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the state's growth.
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Britain, COP26 Host, Is Not Leading the Way on Climate Change
A glance behind the rhetoric reveals the government’s hypocrisy.
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What to watch on Tuesday: ‘Queens’ on ABC
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | “The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula” returns on Shudder
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'Munsters' reboot director Rob Zombie reveals first look at stars
"The Triumph of King Freak" singer Rob Zombie shared a few behind-the-scenes photos from his upcoming reboot of "The Munsters," confirming the cast.
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Buffalo Bills suffer sickening loss to Tennessee Titans with failed fourth-down gamble
The Bills have now lost two games in a row to the Titans, the latest a heartbreaker for Buffalo when Josh Allen slipped on a quarterback sneak.       
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North Korea fires a ballistic missile into the sea in its latest test
Hours after the U.S. reaffirmed its offer to resume diplomacy on North Korea's nuclear weapons program, the North fired a ballistic missile into the sea, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said.
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Banged-up Justin Turner available to start for Dodgers in NLCS Game 3
Turner is banged up, but the Dodgers are planning on his availability to start Game 3 of the NLCS on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium.
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Nearly 100 unvaccinated staff at Yale New Haven Health lose their jobs
Nearly 100 employees in the Yale New Haven Health system lost their jobs Monday because they failed to get a COVID-19 vaccine, officials said.
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North Korea fires at least one ballistic missile off eastern coast
North Korea has fired at least one ballistic missile from its eastern coast, according to South Korean and Japanese officials. CNN's Paula Hancocks has more.
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Bill Gates daughter required guests be vaxxed, get tested before $2M wedding
Jennifer Gates required all guests who attended her extravagant $2 million wedding celebration in Westchester to be fully vaccinated and get a negative COVID test before being allowed into the party of the year.
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Philadelphia-area straphangers who may have filmed rape could face charges: report
Authorities in Pennsylvania are working to determine if passengers who witnessed an alleged rape on a suburban Philadelphia train line not only didn't call 911 but may have filmed the incident.
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Rangers’ Artemi Panarin picks perfect time for first goal of season
Heading into the Rangers’ matchup with the Maple Leafs on Monday, Artemi Panarin had only recorded two shots on net in the previous three games.
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Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani attend Marvel's 'Eternals' LA premiere
The movie stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani and Salma Hayek as immortal heroes. "Eternals" hits theaters on Nov. 5.       
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How your fantasy football team can navigate Browns’ injury woes
Nick Chubb missed Week 6 with a calf injury, and Kareem Hunt, already dealing with ankle and wrist issues, left Week 6 with a calf injury of his own.
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NJ school slammed for response when 2 females named homecoming king, queen
A New Jersey high school sparked controversy after its students picked two girls as homecoming king and queen – and administrators reacted by adding two boy winners.
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In an age of self-interest, Boris Johnson's secret COP26 weapon may have to be shame
Given the severity of the climate crisis, one might assume that agreement on key issues would be simple. But politics and science have a complicated relationship and, in 2021, multilateralism relies as much on political self-interest as it does on facts.
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Foreign policy and muscle cars: Joe Biden and Colin Powell's decades-long friendship
Joe Biden was waiting on a desolate, darkened Afghan tarmac in 2002 when bad news arrived from Washington: He and his entourage were being blocked by the Pentagon from taking a spare seat on a departing military cargo plane.
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Out of office and off the ballot, Trump's influence still looms
The two candidates in the Virginia governor's race are talking more about Donald Trump, the former President, than they are about Joe Biden, the White House's current occupant.
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January 6 committee takes aim at Bannon and tries to save Congress' power to investigate
The January 6 committee's anticipated vote on Tuesday citing Steve Bannon for criminal contempt of Congress may be one of the last chances for lawmakers to seek meaningful consequences for former President Donald Trump's attempt to effectively stage a coup.
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Carolyn Hax: She resents her job and her landlady and is planning to ‘disappear’
She can afford to retire and wants to know if there’s any reason she shouldn’t quit her job without notice and abruptly move out of her rental.
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Miss Manners: You can’t snub someone who’s already snubbed you
Reader aims to use the ultimate social weapon against someone, but it may be too late.
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Hints From Heloise: Memorial service features mementos for the guests
Reader selected a black-and-white photo to remind her of her friend.
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