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How to See Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury Cosying up in the Sky This Month
The event follows the conjunction of Jupiter and Mercury, which aligned on the morning of Friday March 5.
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Coming 2 America Has Its Modest Charms, But It’s Mostly a Reminder of How Great Its Predecessor Is
Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and nearly all of the original cast return, with some notable newcomers, more than 30 years later
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Baby Accidentally Shot by Texas Officer, Survives
Police opened fire on the car carrying the baby after a suspect jumped into the front seat while the baby's mother filled the tank at a gas station.
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‘We knew all along’ Cuomo was hiding nursing home data: VoicesForSeniors co-founder
The co-founder of advocacy group VoicesForSeniors, whose mother died in a New York nursing home, says revelations about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home coronavirus policy may help get justice for those affected by the order.
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US Senate begins politically tough 'vote-a-rama' amid Covid relief push
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LeBron James, NBA to Fight 'Voter Suppression' During All-Star Weekend
L.A. Lakers star LeBron James said he intends to use the All-Star Game weekend to fight "voter suppression" as the NBA comes to Atlanta's State Farm Arena on Sunday.
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Patrick Mahomes mentioned in Drake freestyle, reacts on social media
Patrick Mahomes was name-dropped in one of Drake’s three new songs that were released late Thursday night, and the Kansas City Chiefs star had an epic reaction to it Friday morning.
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Ex-NHL star Sean Avery caught on video breaking car mirror in heated exchange with LA driver
Former NHL star Sean Avery got into a heated altercation with a man in Los Angeles on Thursday morning and was captured on video breaking the man’s car mirror.
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Motor vehicle deaths increased during pandemic despite traffic drop
A National Safety Council study found that motor vehicle deaths rose 8% last year to their highest level since 2007 despite a drop in traffic. The increase in fatalities was linked to reckless driving on relatively empty roads during coronavirus lockdowns.
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Biden wants to negotiate with GOP but outside 'forces' holding him back: Sen. Capito
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W. Va., said the Democratic coronavirus stimulus bill was a "non-starter" on Friday, calling it "bloated" and a wasted opportunity to work across the aisle.
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British press up in arms over Meghan and Harry interview
The couple said the press was one of the driving forces behind their decision to move to the U.S., but the royal family has relied on the media for generations to shore up support.
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How do whales defy the odds of getting cancer? The answer is in their genes, new study says
Cancer should be a near certainty for whales, the longest-living and largest mammals there are, but they are surprisingly resistant to the disease. A new study suggests the reason for that resistance could lie in their genes.
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Dr. Seuss books top Amazon's bestseller list
Nine Dr. Seuss books filled the top 10 of Amazon's bestseller list, with "The Cat in the Hat" at No. 1.
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Federal student aid chief appointed by DeVos resigns
The Education Department announced on Friday that Mark A. Brown, the head of federal student aid, had stepped down.
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Disinformation Is Among the Greatest Threats to Our Democracy. Here Are Three Key Ways to Fight It
In October 2019, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was asked what she thought historians would see when they looked back on the Trump era in United States history. Justice Ginsberg, known for her colorful and often blistering legal opinions, replied tersely, “An aberration.” As President Biden’s administration settles in, many feel an…
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Former State Department Aide Charged In Connection With Capitol Riot
Federico Klein, who served as a mid-level aide in the Trump State Department, was arrested and charged with several counts connected to the Capitol attack, including assaulting an officer.
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The Senate begins a series of politically tough amendment votes
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Senate Democrats Agree To Extend Unemployment Benefits Through September
The change is a compromise between progressive members who wanted enhanced benefits for several more months and moderate Democrats who wanted to curb the weekly payments.
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Colin Kahl Is Second Joe Biden Nominee Grilled Over Tweets After Neera Tanden
Days after Neera Tanden withdrew her nomination, Colin Kahn became the second of Joe Biden's administration picks to be grilled by senators over his past tweets.
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Biden wants new war powers vote in Congress for authorizing America's foreign wars, Psaki says
The White House on Friday said it is "committed" to working with Congress on new legislation to repeal current presidential war powers to be replaced with a "narrow and specific framework" to protect U.S. national security, while "ending the forever wars."
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Mark Abelardo's insane standing elbow obliterates opponent for KO at ONE Championship 130
Mark Abelardo elbowed right through Emilio Urrutia's face.       Related StoriesMark Abelardo's insane standing elbow obliterates opponent for KO at ONE Championship 130 - EnclosureEuropean featherweights Mads Burnell, Saul Rogers targeted for Bellator 255 matchupEuropean featherweights Mads Burnell, Saul Rogers targeted for Bellator 255 matchup - Enclosure 
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Cuomo's scandals reveal to nation the governor New Yorkers know
It was Andrew Cuomo's Emmy-winning performance: daily televised coronavirus briefings in which the New York governor projected competence and compassion, helping to calm a nervous nation. Now, the many Americans whose positive impressions of Cuomo were formed during the height of the pandemic are getting a close-up of a very different governor, one accused of underreporting COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes, sexually harassing female staffers and bullying colleagues.
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Dunkin' opens first-ever 'bike-thru lane' for cyclists
Dunkin’ opened its first-ever bike-thru lane at one of its locations in Quezon City, Philippines, earlier this year. The restaurant also features a separate drive-thru lane for cars.
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Montana Governor Greg Gianforte Slams Biden's Immigration Plan, Alleges Meth Coming Across Border
Gov. Greg Gianforte said he was "concerned" for Montana's communities following Biden's welcoming policy toward immigrants, despite confirmation from the administration they're turning people away.
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5 burning questions heading into UFC 259, with a trio of titles up for grabs
MMA Junkie's Simon Head looks at five key storylines to follow at UFC 259 in Las Vegas.      Related StoriesUFC 259 pre-event facts: Israel Adesanya's champ-champ attempt comes with a twistDefining Fights: UFC 259 co-headliner Amanda NunesDefining Fights: UFC 259's Aljamain Sterling 
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EXCLUSIVE: DHS Secretary to Visit Texas Border Region
Law enforcement sources report that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will visit several cities along the Texas border, including the newly opened residential detention center for unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in Carrizo Springs. The trip is slated for Saturday, March 6.
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Purdue University pays controversial 'White Fragility' author $7G for 90-minute virtual event
Purdue University paid thousands of dollars to host "White Fragility" author Dr. Robin DiAngelo for a lecture under an honors college program.
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Yankees manager Aaron Boone says he will return 'real soon' after pacemaker procedure: 'I feel great'
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone tweeted Friday that he is feeling "great" and after undergoing a procedure to insert a pacemaker.      
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Elon Musk Shares Slow-motion Video of SpaceX Starship Exploding: 'SN10 Is in Valhalla Now'
In another tweet seemingly referencing the Starship mission, that ultimately aims to send humans to distance planets, Musk commented: "Cybervikings of Mars."
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Car and van plow into NYC dining structure, injuring 7
A van collided with a car, smashing an outdoor dining structure before going onto the sidewalk in New York City, the police said.
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Coworkers find out they're sisters after DNA tests
Both were put up for adoption and raised by single parents – something they bonded over when they met at work.
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How the Pandemic Changed the American Meal
For the first 34 years of my life, I always ate three meals a day. I never thought much about it—the routine was satisfying, it fit easily into my life, and eating three meals a day is just what Americans generally do. By the end of last summer, though, those decades of habit had begun to erode. The time-blindness of working from home and having no social plans left me with no real reason to plod over to my refrigerator at any specific hour of the day. To cope, I did what many Americans have done over the past year: I quasi-purposefully fumbled around for a new routine, and eventually I came up with some weird but workable results—and with Big Meal.[Read: I broke breakfast]Big Meal is exactly what it sounds like: a meal that is large. It’s also untethered from linear time. Big Meal is not breakfast, lunch, or dinner—social constructs that no longer exist as such in my home—although it could theoretically occur at the traditional time for any of them. Big Meal comes when you’re ready to have it, which is a moment that only you can identify. For me, this is typically in the late afternoon, but sometimes it’s at breakfast. Generally, Big Meal happens once a day.In the dieting (excuse me, biohacking) trend known as intermittent fasting, people compress their calories into a limited window of hours. But that’s not what Big Meal is at all. It’s not a diet. I snack whenever I feel like it—Triscuits with slices of pepper jack, leftover hummus from the Turkish takeout place that sometimes provides Big Meal, a glob of smooth peanut butter on a spoon. The phrase started as a joke about my inability to explain to a friend why I was making risotto in the middle of the afternoon, or why I didn’t have an answer to “What’s for dinner?” at 6 p.m. beyond “Uh, well, I ate a giant burrito at 11 a.m. and grazed all afternoon, so I think I’m done for the day.” Now I simply say, “It’s time for Big Meal,” or “I already had Big Meal.”[Read: Americans have baked all the flour away]This curious change in my own eating was just the beginning. The pandemic has disrupted nearly every part of daily life, but the effects on how people eat have been particularly acute. Dining closures and weekend boredom have pushed a country of reticent cooks to prepare more of its own meals. Delivery-app middlemen have tightened their grip on the takeout market. Supply shortages have made flour, beans, pasta, and yeast hot commodities. Viral recipes have proliferated—can I interest anyone in sourdough, banana bread, shallot pasta, baked feta, or a truly excellent cast-iron-pan pizza?Even for people who have had a relatively stable existence over the past year, pandemic mealtime changes have been chaotic. Which isn’t to say that they’ve been uniformly negative. Big shifts in daily life have a way of forcing people into new habits—and forcing them to figure out what they actually want to eat. If you pore over the food-business news from the past year, there’s little question that lots of people have changed their habits in one way or another. For instance, many people are buying more snacks—in January, Frito-Lay said that some of its marquee brands, such as Tostitos and Lay’s, had finished the year with sales increases of roughly 30 to 40 percent. The entire “fruit snack” category has more than doubled its sales, according to one market analysis. Frozen-food sales are up more than 20 percent, and online orders of packaged foods as varied as chewing gum and wine have also seen a marked increase.But sales numbers and trend reports tell only part of the story. Underneath them are people trying to mold their individual circumstances to survivability, or maybe even pleasure, however they can, and the biggest unifying factor is that “normal” hardly exists anymore. For millions of people who have lost income during the pandemic, just getting groceries is often a hard-fought victory. Among the wealthy, constant Caviar deliveries and access to private, pandemic-safe dining bubbles at fine restaurants have kept things novel. Households in the middle have scrambled to form new, idiosyncratic routines all their own.[Read: Foodie culture as we know it is over]Wendy Robinson, a community-college administrator in St. Paul, Minnesota, told me that working from home most of the week has had the opposite effect on her than it did on me: It added more meals to her life. Before the pandemic, “a lot of my eating was really convenience-driven, and I didn’t have a dedicated lunchtime, because I just was so busy,” she said. Food came erratically—from a co-worker’s desk, from the campus cafeteria, from Starbucks, picked up on the way home after a late night at work. Now she eats a real lunch most days, and she cooks more—a hobby she has always enjoyed—because she can do it while she’s on conference calls and during what used to be her commute. Kids have necessitated their own set of pandemic adaptations. Robinson and her husband, who also works from home most of the time, have two kids who attend school remotely. Despite a rough first few months and plenty of ongoing stresses, Robinson says the at-home life has also given her more opportunity to cook with her kids and teach them the basics. Lately, her 12-year-old son has begun to enthusiastically pitch in during the family’s meals. “He makes a legit great omelet and delicious scrambled eggs, and he makes himself grilled cheese,” Robinson said. “Sometimes, when I am really busy, he will make me lunch now.”With younger kids, things can be a little trickier. Scott Hines’s sons, 4 and 5, aren’t yet old enough to manage many cooking tasks for themselves, but they are old enough to seek out munchies. “I swear there are days where they’ve eaten snacks and no meals,” Hines, an architect based in Louisville, Kentucky, told me. “The days that they’re doing online learning, it’s impossible to control that, just because they’re bored.” On the upside, Hines, an enthusiastic cook who runs a newsletter for sharing his favorite recipes, said that working from home for part of the week has allowed him to try more types of cooking projects this year. Before, he often relied on foods that could be microwaved or otherwise prepared quickly. Now, he said, “I can make a soup; I can make something that goes in the pressure cooker or sits in the Dutch oven for hours, because I can start it at lunchtime.”[Read: In 1950, Americans had aspic. Now we have dalgona coffee.]For people without kids, and especially those who live alone, the pandemic’s impact works out a little differently in the kitchen. When it’s just you, there’s no bugging your partner to wash the dishes or trading off cooking duties with a roommate or letting a budding teen chef chop the vegetables. It’s all you, every time you’re hungry. “The amount of effort is immense,” Ashley Cornall, a 30-year-old project manager in San Francisco, told me. “It’s spending my entire life washing dishes, or in my kitchen, prepping something.” Before the pandemic, many of Cornall’s meals were social occasions, or something quick picked up from the zillions of restaurants built to feed the Bay Area’s office workers in their offices. She still orders takeout occasionally, but often feels bad about asking a delivery person to ferry food to her. Because constant Zoom meetings during the day make it hard to slip out to pick something up, she tends to find herself cobbling together a meal out of snacks.Even so, Cornall told me she has grown to enjoy cooking when she does have the time for it. “There is something kind of nice about putting on music and cooking a meal in the evening and having half a glass of wine, taking a moment to enjoy it,” she said. Having more control over what’s in her food has also helped her get closer to a longtime goal of switching to vegetarianism; she’s not totally there yet, but she eats a lot less meat than she used to.Splintering the three-meals-a-day norm might at first feel unnatural, but in the long arc of human history, that eating schedule is both extremely recent and born almost entirely of social convenience. According to Amy Bentley, a food historian at NYU, eating three meals a day is not something we do because of nutritional science or a natural human inclination. Instead, it’s largely a consequence of industrialization, which formalized the workday and drew much of the population away from home on a regular basis. Preindustrial America was more rural and agrarian, and people worked during daylight hours, pausing midmorning and later in the afternoon. “It was more like a two-meal kind of schedule that was based on outdoor physical labor and farm labor, and those meals tended to be quite big,” Bentley told me.Over time, more and more Americans were drawn into daily life outside the home—more kids were sent to school, and housewives and domestic workers, whose presence was once common in middle-class American homes, joined the formal labor market. Industrialized food processing began to provide an array of products marketed as quick-and-easy breakfast foods—products that had never previously existed but whose ubiquity accelerated after World War II. Industrialized breakfasts such as cornflakes and instant oatmeal make for meals that are generally small and nutritionally hollow, which meant that people then needed to eat again during the day before commuting home for a later dinner, which was—and often still is—important for its role in family social life.You can probably see the fault lines already. Of course vanishing commutes, remote schooling, and the flexibility to make a sandwich during a conference call would change how people eat. The three-meal-a-day axiom was created to bend human life around the necessity of leaving the home to work elsewhere for the whole day, and now people are bending once again, around a whole new set of challenges. Our old eating schedules are no more natural than sitting in a cubicle for 10 hours a day.[Read: Yes, the pandemic is ruining your body]But food is a fraught emotional topic, and people often worry that changes in their behavior—even those that feel natural—are somehow unhealthy. Rachel Larkey, a registered dietitian in Yonkers, New York, who specializes in treating eating disorders among her mostly low-income clients, has heard this worry frequently over the past year. “Folks are feeling like their routines are kind of nebulous now, and they don’t have a lot of structure in their day,” she told me. “If we have a routine, our body starts to say, Okay, it’s noon; it’s my lunchtime. I’m hungry now.” Without that expectation, people notice their hunger at hours of the day that aren’t necessarily mealtimes, or find themselves without much of an appetite when they think they’re supposed to eat.These challenges hit everybody differently. Adapting to your own shifting needs is easier if you have money to buy kitchen equipment and food, or if eating isn’t a stressful, emotional minefield for you. But Larkey said that much of the scaremongering about the “quarantine 15” is silly. People naturally gain and lose weight as the conditions of their life change, and extreme reactions to gaining a few pounds right now can compound the harm of the pandemic’s other stresses on physical and mental health. What matters, Larkey told me, is whether the changes in your eating habits make you feel good and healthy—whether they fit your current life and your needs better than what you were doing before.New or worsening food compulsions, such as eating far more or far less than you used to, are cause for alarm. But what’s not cause for alarm, Larkey said, is adjusted eating patterns or mealtimes that are more useful or satisfying in the weird, stressful conditions people are now living in. “We’re really not taught that we can trust our body’s cues,” she told me. “It can feel so destabilizing to have to think about them for maybe the first time ever.”In some of the new routines created to make the past year a little less onerous, it’s not hard to see how life after the pandemic might be made a little more flexible—more humane—for tasks as essential as cooking and eating. For now, though, go ahead and do whatever feels right. There’s no reason to keep choking down your morning Greek yogurt if you’re not hungry until lunch, or to force yourself to cook when you’re bone tired and would be just as happy with cheese and crackers. You might not make it all the way to Big Meal, but you don’t have to be stuck at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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NASA engineer on call with President Biden, Mars mission
President Joe Biden called the team behind the NASA Perseverance rover to congratulate them Thursday on a successful landing on Mars. Elizabeth Duffy, a mechanical engineer with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory who worked on the project's sample collecting system, spoke with Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers on CBSN about getting accolades from the president, the amazing discoveries made on the red planet so far and what's to come.
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Man recalls watching heist at Beverly Hills hotspot Il Pastaio
The boyfriend of a woman shot during an armed robbery of a man’s high-end watch at an upscale Beverly Hills restaurant initially thought he was caught in the middle of a drunken fight. Drew Hancock was dining at the Canon Drive eatery with his girlfriend when three suspects targeted another diner for his Richard Mille...
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Trump Supporters Prefer Pence, DeSantis and Cruz for 2024 Presidential Run
A new poll of Republican voters shows that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence are tied for second place in a hypothetical 2024 presidential race behind Trump. Texas Senator Ted Cruz came in third.
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The South’s monuments will rise again
The Confederate monuments did fall. But not permanently.
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CNN’s website passes on new reports of Cuomo administration covering up nursing home deaths
CNN’s website has oddly gone 12 hours without covering a bombshell Wall Street Journal report that top advisers to embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo influenced state health officials to remove data from a public report that showed coronavirus-related nursing-home deaths in the state had exceeded numbers previously acknowledged by the administration.
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Photos appear to show a ship hovering over the water
David Morris said he was "stunned" to see a giant vessel seemingly suspended over the surface of the sea. It's a truly "superior mirage."
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WorldView: U.N. warns of growing crisis in Ethiopia; Pope arrives in Iraq
The United Nations is warning of a growing crisis in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region. In Europe, Italy is blocking 250,000 AstraZeneca vaccines heading to Australia. China is set to overhaul Hong Kong's electoral system. Meanwhile, Pope Francis arrives in Iraq. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta joins "CBSN AM" from Johannesburg with those stories.
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Inside NYC’s dueling Van Gogh exhibits: Here’s which one’s the original
The Better Business Bureau is warning New Yorkers that one of them is not like the other.
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Saturday Sessions: Margo Price performs "Letting Me Down"
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Margo Price was set to release her latest album, "That's How Rumors Get Started," when the coronavirus pandemic hit. The Nashville artist, whose last album has been hailed as one of the best of the decade, has postponed the release until July 10. She joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to perform "Letting Me Down."
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The best betting strategies for each MLB division
LAS VEGAS — Similar to the other sports, baseball has had an interesting offseason coming off a condensed 2020 regular season. In fact, it’s amazing that the NFL has been the only sport to conduct its regular season unscathed (albeit with just 16 games per team). Baseball has had a lot of player movement, and...
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48 Hours: Fighting for Aniah
Aniah Blanchard, a 19-year-old college student and the stepdaughter of a top-ranked UFC fighter, was found murdered in Alabama in 2019. Her parents are fighting for a new law, because despite being charged with kidnapping and beating two men, her alleged killer was out on the streets months before Aniah was killed.
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New Movies On Demand: ‘Land,’ ‘The Mauritanian,’ ‘Crisis’ + More
Jodie Foster stars in The Mauritanian and Robin Wright's directorial debut, Land, are at the top of this week's watch list.
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As Las Vegas buffets have disappeared, workers and diners are wondering: What's next?
The COVID-19 pandemic has left thousands of Las Vegas buffet workers looking for jobs asking the same question: What now?      
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Rep. Eric Swalwell sues Trump, Giuliani and others for Capitol riot
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell is suing former President Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and Rep. Mo Brooks, claiming they incited the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and violated civil rights by attempting to block the peaceful transfer of presidential power. Swalwell, of California, filed the suit in federal court in Washington, D.C.,...
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