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What to watch on Thursday: ‘Kenny Rogers: All in for the Gambler’ on CBS

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” returns on NBC
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Ahmaud Arbery murder trial set to begin
The Glynn County court in Georgia has summoned 1,000 potential jurors for the highly anticipated trial of Travis and Greg McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.
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20 last-minute Halloween costumes you can get on Amazon
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Martin Short’s Work In ‘Only Murders In The Building’ Is The Culmination Of A Career Built To Last
He was an outlier from the beginning.
Connecticut woman killed in Queens crash, husband suspected of drunk driving
The woman -- who was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained severe head and body trauma -- was taken to Jamaica University Hospital Medical Center.
New York Times board member calls on Kyrsten Sinema to leave Democratic Party, become independent
The New York Times editorial board member Michelle Cottle last week called for Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., to leave the Democratic Party and become an independent.
Food Network star Anne Burrell marries Stuart Claxton in upstate New York
The "Worst Cooks in America" judge tied the knot with the Univision ad salesman in a star-studded ceremony in her hometown, Cazenovia, on Saturday.
Lara Trump on 'Fox & Friends': Joe Biden doesn't seem to be in control of anything
After former Defense Secretary Robert Gates called out President Biden for his botched Afghanistan withdrawal, Fox News contributor Lara Trump told “Fox & Friends” on Monday that the current commander-in-chief “does not look like he's in control of this country.”
‘Squid Game’ might foster a generation of violent bullies: expert
A psychologist said the hit Netflix series "might well shake the foundations" of what children are being taught in school, adding, "which is that we care and we help each other."
Beijing 2022: Protesters arrested in Athens over Winter Olympics
Greek police detained three protestors on Sunday after they unfurled a banner opposing the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, as China prepared to receive the Olympic flame.
Makayla Noble Update As Paralyzed Texas Cheerleader Reveals She Has Feeling in Her Legs
Despite the good news, Noble had "an emotional afternoon" on Sunday thinking about all the things she might never be able to do again, according to the family.
Trump faces questions under oath at deposition in case brought by protesters
Former President Donald Trump is expected to provide a videotaped deposition in a case brought by protesters about his security team's efforts to crack down on a protest during the early days of his first presidential campaign in 2015.
Retired U.S. Marshal Says Brian Laundrie's Parents' Actions Don't Make Sense
Lenny DePaul said something always gives fugitives away, especially for someone like Laundrie, who has shared so much of his life on social media.
A murder suspect who gained wide public sympathy in China has died after a week on the run
A murder suspect who garnered widespread sympathy from the Chinese public has died after more than a week on the run, triggering an outpouring of sadness and outrage on social media.
A murder suspect who gained wide public sympathy in China has died after a week on the run
A murder suspect who garnered widespread sympathy from the Chinese public has died after more than a week on the run, triggering an outpouring of sadness and outrage on social media.
Physicians suffering from infertility face challenges on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic
Dr. Christina Yannetsos' patient was about her age, 38, and extremely sick with Covid-19.
Trump to appear in video deposition Monday in case about 2015 alleged assault at Trump Tower
Former President Donald Trump is set to appear in a video deposition on Monday for a case involving an alleged assault during a 2015 demonstration outside of Trump Tower.
Why so many teachers are thinking of quitting
Seven educators on how the pandemic drove them to finally say: Enough is enough.
‘America’s Got Talent: Extreme’ Suspends Production Indefinitely After Horrific On Set Injury
Contestant Jonathan Goodwin was crushed between two exploding cars during a stunt gone wrong.
Powell praised by U.S. politicians from both parties as trailblazer, trusted adviser to presidents
In a statement, former president George W. Bush called his former secretary of state “highly respected at home and abroad.”
Opinion: Don't be fooled, Matthew Stafford didn't escape Lions, he was part of the problem
Welcome to Matthew Stafford Week. It might not be as entertaining as Shark Week on the Animal Planet, but it's going to be close.
Remembering Colin Powell: Former President Bush calls him 'a great public servant'
Former President Bush, on the passing of Colin Powell, calls the retired general and former secretary of state 'a great man'
Colin Powell through the years
The days of U.S. tech companies fighting back against authoritarian regimes are long gone
Companies like Apple must now reckon with how oppressive governments use their technologies to extend their power and control.
WNBA looks ahead to 2022 season with potential changes
Candace Parker made the biggest move last offseason choosing to return home to Chicago. The decision paid off as the WNBA star led the Sky to the franchise's first championship.
Female doctor share stuggles of infertility during Covid-19 pandemic
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at the infertility struggles female doctors are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chris Tierney scores twice, Senators beat Stars 3-2
Chris Tierney scored on two second-period power plays and Filip Gustavsson made 32 saves in the Ottawa Senators' 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night.
Clearing the Path to Vaccinating the World
Manufacturers say rich countries will soon have more Covid-19 vaccines than they need. There’s no longer any excuse for failing to help the rest.
Review: Coldplay successfully turns to Max Martin for hits, but there's no helping those lyrics
The whole point of Coldplay has been voicing the big, cringe-y emotions other musicians are too cool to voice. 'Music of the Spheres' is no exception.
A Metro train derailed in DC last week. Now, 60% of its fleet is out of service
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced its 7,000 series cars — approximately 60% of the Metro's fleet — would be out of service.
What's on TV Monday: 'The Big Leap' on Fox; 'Dancing With the Stars,' ABC; 'The Voice,' NBC
What to watch Monday, October 18: 'The Big Leap' on Fox; 'Dancing With the Stars,' ABC; 'The Voice,' NBC; 'Wakefield' on Showtime; 'Creepshow' on AMC
Will the Biden administration take a stand against vaccine obstruction?
The White House wants credit for vaccine donations, but the answer for poor countries trying to get the pandemic under control isn't charity.
'Pure elation': For East African novelists, this year's Nobel was no head-scratcher
Much of the world may consider him obscure, but to generations of writers with African roots, Abdulrazak Gurnah is both an influence and a role model.
Powering the picket line: Workers are turning to tech in their labor battles
Employee activists are using digital tools like Facebook, Twitter, Signal, and Zoom to fuel solidarity.
‘Succession’ Season 3 Kicks Off With a Tragically Gorgeous Kendall Roy Scene
Kendall Roy is still a scared little boy.
His collection of miniatures from around the world fills 16 rooms. And he’s not done yet.
“They are poets,” he says of the artisans who make the intricate figurines.
Racial disparities may be emerging in breakthrough infections. We must track them better.
The lack of complete data is unacceptable.
What Would Religious Leaders Do if Aliens Showed Up?
UFOs aren’t the first phenomena humans have wanted to take on faith.
Angelina Jolie, Rita Moreno among Elle Women in Hollywood honorees
In a pandemic-plagued year marked by empty movie theaters and quiet Tinseltown lots, Elle Magazine is honoring Hollywood's most resilient women.
How screwed are Democrats in the Senate?
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks on the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill on August 11, 2021, in Washington, DC. | Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images The challenges the party will face in keeping its majorities in 2022 and 2024. Democrats are terrified of what the future holds for them in the United States Senate. The party currently controls half the seats in the chamber, giving them, with Vice President Harris’s tie-breaking vote, the narrowest possible majority. But some in the party — like pollster David Shor, recently profiled by Ezra Klein in the New York Times — believe demographic trends put Democrats at grave risk of falling into a deep hole over the next two election cycles. That risk exists even if Democrats continue to win more votes nationwide. “If 2024 is simply a normal year, in which Democrats win 51 percent of the two-party vote, Shor’s model projects a seven-seat loss, compared with where they are now,” Klein writes. In other words, Republicans could well get a 57 to 43 Senate majority, the GOP’s biggest in about a century, even if Democrats win more votes. This sense of impending Senate doom is the backdrop for many of Democrats’ debates right now — the messaging fight over whether the party should embrace “popularism,” the legislative fight over the reconciliation package that may be Democrats’ last chance to legislate for some time, and the frustration with a conservative Supreme Court majority that looks likely to be entrenched for years to come. Democrats’ main problem is that they’ve been doing poorly among white voters without a college education, who are spread out across many states, while Democrats’ voters are concentrated in fewer, bigger states. (This is why Shor has been arguing that the party needs to change its message to better appeal to such voters.) Recent presidential election results show how Democrats’ votes are packed into fewer states. When Biden won about 52 percent of the two-party popular vote in 2020, he won 25 states. But when Trump won about 49 percent of the two-party popular vote in 2016, he won 30 states. (If GOP Senate candidates had managed to replicate Trump’s map in 2018 and 2020, they would have won a 60-vote supermajority.) Democratic presidential candidates’ struggle to win more states isn’t entirely new — George W. Bush won less than 50 percent of the national vote in 2000 but still won 30 states. What was different back then was voters were much more willing to split their tickets, voting for a presidential candidate from one party and a Senate candidate from the other. Ten states split their results like that in 2000 but zero did in 2016 and only one (Maine) did in 2020. The increased polarization and nationalization of politics are producing more uniform results. To get a better sense of this, though, it’s worth delving into the specific seats that are in play. There are three Democrats representing states Trump won in 2020, all of whom are up in 2024. But there’s a second tier of vulnerability in the 10 Democrats representing states Biden just narrowly won. There are fewer Republican senators in comparable positions, and those that do exist seem to be on safer ground than their Democratic counterparts. The mismatched senators After the bitterly fought 2000 election, 30 of the 100 senators represented states that their party’s presidential nominee did not win. Since then, that number has gradually dwindled, as red-state Democrats and blue-state Republicans have retired or gone down to defeat. When Trump took office, there were 14 such senators remaining. Now, there are only six. The Senate has sorted by partisanship. So to understand the map going forward, it’s useful to start with those six “mismatched” senators. There are three from each party, but that seeming parity is a bit misleading. Two of the Republicans, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and retiring Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), represent genuine swing states that went narrowly for Trump in 2016 and narrowly for Biden in 2020. Both of these seats are on the ballot in 2022 and represent promising opportunities for Democrats if the party can avoid a midterm slump. Regardless, these seats will probably stay competitive in the future if these states remain competitive on a presidential level. The third mismatched Republican, Sen. Susan Collins represents a bluer but not always overwhelmingly blue state (Biden won it by 9 points, Hillary Clinton lost it by 3 points). Collins won convincingly last year, becoming 2020’s sole split-ticket Senate victor, and isn’t up again until 2026. The three mismatched Democrats, meanwhile, all represent states Trump won solidly both times. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) might be compared to Collins (Trump won Ohio by 8), but Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Jon Tester (D-MT) represent much more deeply red states than Johnson and Toomey (Trump won West Virginia by 39 and Montana by 16). All three of these Democrats survived the Trump midterms of 2018, even as several of their red-state Democratic colleagues went down to defeat amid a strong year for Democrats nationally. But these seats will next be on the ballot in 2024, a presidential year. To survive, they’ll likely have to count on split-ticket voters. That was a plausible path to victory during the Obama years and before, but in the two presidential cycles since, only one senator, Collins, has managed to pull this off. The overall takeaway is that the three Trump state Democrats will all start their 2024 races as deep underdogs (if they run again). Meanwhile, one Biden-state Republican is safe until 2026. The other two seats face some danger in 2022, but their states are inherently closer and they could be aided by the traditional midterm backlash against the president’s party, if that materializes. That adds up to unfavorable math for Democrats. But it’s not their only problem. The close states The next tier of vulnerable senators represents states that their own presidential candidate just narrowly won. If we define a narrow win as “less than 3 percentage points,” there are 10 such Democrats: Sens. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Jon Ossoff (D-GA), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bob Casey (D-PA), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Gary Peters (D-MI). There are only two such Republicans: Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC). Expanding the definition slightly, to a 3.5 percentage point win, would also bring in Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL). That’s a very big discrepancy. A slight shift in the national winds — a relatively minor deterioration of Biden’s and Democrats’ position — could knock out a whole lot of Senate Democrats. A similarly sized improvement of Democrats’ position doesn’t have the same upside because there aren’t as many Republicans representing close states. It’s also useful to break these down by cycle. In 2022, Kelly (Arizona), Warnock (Georgia), and Cortez Masto (Nevada) are up for Democrats; Rubio (Florida) and the retiring Burr (North Carolina) for Republicans, plus Johnson and Toomey, Republicans in states that Biden won. That’s a relatively balanced map, meaning that Democrats’ biggest problem will be defying historical trends that the president’s party tends to lose voter support in the midterms. A bigger shift, or unique circumstances specific to the candidates, could also put other races in play. But 2024 could be an utter debacle for Democrats in the Senate if the election goes poorly for them. Sinema, Baldwin, Casey, Rosen, and Stabenow are all up, along with the Trump-state Democrats Manchin, Tester, and Brown. Meanwhile, Rick Scott is the only Republican in a close state up that year. Coalitions shift over time, and future elections could bring demographic changes few are yet anticipating. And none of this makes Democrats’ defeat inevitable. The Senate map for them looked rough on paper in 2012, but they walked away from that presidential year netting two seats. But the structural disadvantage appears deep and real — it means Democrats, with their current coalition, have to clear a higher bar to win even a small majority. It also means the bottom can fall out quite quickly for them.
Joe Manchin Takes on Progressives With Child Tax Credit Demand
Full child tax credits would reportedly be limited to households earning less than about $60,000 a year, under Manchin's demands.
Trucking's future takes shape as self-driving semi-trucks prepare to drive FedEx packages
A lack of truck drivers is partially behind lengthy delivery delays in the U.S., and the industry expects a shortage of 100,000 drivers by 2023, when the startup Aurora plans to have autonomous trucks begin driving FedEx packages. Transportation correspondent Errol Barnett recently rode along in a self-driving semi-truck on a Texas highway.
17 Times Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya Understood the Assignment
While both are stars on-screen thanks to their acting skills, Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet shine on the red carpet too thanks to their fashion taste.
Cancel culture: Dave Chappelle and other comedians who have taken sides
As cancel culture becomes more and more ubiquitous in show business, comedians are finding it particularly difficult to ignore.
Climber's body recovered from mountain after she sent message for help
Madeline Baharlou-Quivey's message said she had strayed from the standard route to Kit Carson Peak.
Nate Landwehr believes he saved career at UFC Fight Night 195
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Oprah Winfrey to interview Adele in ‘One Night Only’ concert special
CBS said the wide-ranging chat will cover the singer's "new album, the stories behind the songs, life after divorce, weight loss and raising her son."
Suspected New Jersey drug dealer charged in man’s fentanyl overdose death
D’Andre Tubbs, 33, was charged Friday in the Aug. 16 death of a 35-year-old man discovered “already deceased” from an apparent OD at a Manchester home.
‘America's Got Talent: Extreme' contestant injured in stunt gone wrong
“America’s Got Talent: Extreme” has paused production following a stunt gone wrong that left one of its contestants hospitalized.