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The U.S. collected more than $7 billion in tariffs on imports in September alone — a record. Guess who pays for it?
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Nolte: NY Times Smears NY Post but Can't Deny Authenticity of Hunter Biden Emails
When it comes to the shady gathering of the truth for the public good, I refuse to play by two separate sets of rules. I refuse to live in a world where it's okay for the New York Times to make Trump's tax returns public but not okay to make Hunter Biden's business emails public.
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Tucson, Arizona Mayor 'Very Concerned' Trump's Rally Will Become a COVID 'Super Spreader' Event
Regina Romero said her city has "made too many sacrifices" to allow coronavirus infections to once again surge.
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New York Plastic Bag Ban—What You Need to Know
The ban on plastic bags in New York State can be enforced from today following a seven-month delay.
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More people flying? TSA hits screens 1 million daily passengers for first time since pandemic began
The TSA crossed a long-awaited threshold Sunday, screening 1 million passengers at airport checkpoints for the first time since March 17.      
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Mark Hamill Compares Biden to Luke Skywalker: 'The Force is Strong With Joe'
Trump's reelection campaign has long been likened to the Death Star so it seems the "Star Wars" actor is more than happy to compare Biden to the Jedi that destroyed it.
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Maryland voters can balance the budget process
The budget is a living demonstration of our values as a state, determining via funding how much we care about the vital components of civic life.
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'The next 6 to 12 weeks are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic,' expert says
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Meet Zoe Colletti, ‘Walking Dead’ Fan Turned ‘Fear’ Star
Colletti discusses her role as Dakota, Virginia's rebellious little sister, with Decider.
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These are the top 10 Las Vegas casinos, according to readers
10Best asked its readers to vote for the top 10 casinos in Las Vegas, and these are the winners.       
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Pakistan reverses TikTok ban after 10 days
Pakistan's ban of TikTok has something in common with the videos posted on the app: It didn't very last long.
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Don't Expect to See a Live Audience Cheering for Contestants on 'The Voice Season' 19
The 19th season of "The Voice" premieres on NBC on October 20, 2020.
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The great hypocrisy of California using Indigenous practices to curb wildfires
Erin Hillman, a member of the Karuk Tribe, takes in the damage done to her home by the Slater fire in Happy Camp, California, on September 30, 2020. | Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images The state has yet to reckon with its colonial past and the environmental injustices it wrought. It is not hyperbolic to describe the 2020 fire season as historically catastrophic. Records for both the largest wildfire and the total number of acres burned in California have already been shattered this year, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis, and the past decade’s fire seasons have been demonstrably larger and more intense than the decade before it. The pictures of smoke choking the sun from San Francisco, of fires ripping through the exurban and suburban West are not an aberration; they’re the future. The causes of today’s wildfires are complex. There is no doubt that global climate change is changing the intensity, size, and duration of wildfires in California. But the fires have ties to the historical and social injustices done to Indigenous peoples — genocide, slavery, the destroying of cultural rites — which have led to the mismanagement and overdevelopment of California lands. Now, in such a dire fire season, the state has invested new resources into Indigenous fire management techniques, like controlled burning. But this begs the question: How do Indigenous peoples in California feel about being asked to use their cultural practices to help a state that has largely sought to erase them? The Indigenous scholars I talked to stressed that their communities have always burned as part of their culture — and yet many are still not in control of their own lands because of California’s long history of colonialism. The way forward, many say, is not just for the state to incorporate Indigenous practices but to understand their importance in the culture and reckon with this history. When Indigenous peoples were stripped of their land, they were stripped of their cultural practices With wildfires out of control around the world, there has been much discussion about Indigenous fire practices in recent years. A recent executive order signed by California governor Gavin Newsom included the use of prescribed or controlled burning — planned fires for forest restoration — as a strategy to conserve land in the fight against climate change. Cal Fire and the Forest Service also signed a pact earlier this year to increase the use of controlled burning, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. But tribes like the Karuk in Northern California have been pushing for the state to incorporate these practices — as well as tree thinning, native seed restoration, and others — for years. The US government’s historically aggressive response to extinguishing wildfires has led to overgrown forests and debris, which has made wildfires worse. Indigenous fire practices would help both to mend and prevent such devastation. Traditionally, the role of prescribed burning has been to balance the ecosystem. “We utilized the resources of our lands...things like fire to help produce more trees, to cut down the amount of brush, so you wouldn’t have these massive fires that you see today,” said Charles Sepulveda (Tongva/Acjachemen), assistant professor of ethnic studies at the University of Utah. All this changed with colonization. The establishment of Southern California as a Spanish colony in 1769 presaged not only discrimination toward Indigenous fire practices, Sepulveda said, but genocide and slavery. “California Indians were enslaved under the mission system,” he said, “think about it in those terms — you don’t have the independence to produce the things that were important to your culture and your society.” In this system, the ability of California’s Indigenous peoples to maintain traditional knowledge was also largely destroyed. “During this time, there are increased mortality rates...so the people responsible for a lot of those things within tribal communities, tribal nations were no longer able to practice their ways of life,” Sepulveda said. While the Spanish mission system did not extend throughout the entirety of California, the realities of genocide and slavery are constant in the histories of California’s Indigenous peoples. As Cutcha Risling Baldy (Hoopa Valley/Yurok/Karuk), associate professor and department chair of Native American studies at Humboldt State University, explains, many Native nations were faced with complete devastation in the wake of the California Gold Rush in the mid-1800s. In particular, two laws — the 1850 Act for the Government and Protection of Indians and the California Volunteer Act — sought to effectively legalize the bounty of Native peoples and enslave those who survived, including children. Over 20,000 Indigenous peoples were enslaved during California’s first years as a state. “People are fighting for their lives during this period of time, and then they’re also having to worry about the laws being passed to prevent them from going off the reservation, from utilizing land in certain ways,” said Risling Baldy. Nearly 200 years later, these laws still matter deeply to Native communities in Northern California. “There’s actually a lot of people in California today that trace their land rights...back to the Gold Rush,” said Risling Baldy. “They have deeds from their families that are from 1849.” California needs to reckon with its history The extent to which California has reckoned with its history has so far largely been symbolic. While Gov. Gavin Newsom formally apologized in 2019, the executive action taken so far has been to establish a state-level Truth and Healing Council between tribal, state, and local leaders.For many Indigenous communities, the idea of truth and healing is complex. Many Native communities remain effectively disenfranchised from their own homelands, leaving many seeking restitution or reparations for basic access to the land and the resources on it. This lack of access also plays into structural issues that Indigenous peoples face across the country, including high rates of poverty, health care inequality, and intergenerational trauma. Almost all of the Indigenous experts I talked to noted that Indigenous fire practices grow out of larger ideas about a reciprocal relationship with the environment — a relationship that is innately tied to their health and wellbeing. In many ways, this philosophy is antithetical to the historical memory that is the American West. The idea that we might listen to the environs around us, and that the plants and animals might ask something of us, is conflicting at best, heretical at worst. So if California wants to incorporate Indigenous fire practices, then that means grappling with the history of its Indigenous people. Indigenous communities can also facilitate a conversation about how fire practices can be a part of a larger cultural shift that values Indigenous lands and peoples. For example, unrecognized tribes in Oakland have instituted a volunteer land tax for local residents and businesses to pay as a show of thanks for being hosted on their homelands, money that goes to replenishing the land with fruit and vegetation. Federally recognized tribes, meanwhile, can ask to have their land put into trust, which would essentially put it under tribal jurisdiction. As for California, the most actionable step the state can take is to facilitate a return of the land. “If you want to support Indigenous knowledges, cultural burning, moving towards Indigenous sciences,” said Risling Baldy, “you also have to support land return; you also have to support our sovereignty over our lands.” Rory Taylor is a Ckiri/Chahta journalist covering Indigenous politics, policy, and culture. He currently lives on the territory of Ngāti Whātua Orākei in Tāmaki Makaurau, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in Indigenous studies at Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau. 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51-year-old mother carries daughter's baby as surrogate
After experiencing fertility issues, Breanna Lockwood decided to consider surrogacy. Her mother, Julie Loving, had been pushing the idea - and volunteered to carry Lockwood's baby. Now, the 51-year-old grandmother-to-be is giving her daughter an amazing gift by acting as her gestational surrogate.
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Trial to begin on Virginia governor’s plan to remove Robert E. Lee statue
A trial is scheduled to begin in Virginia on Monday in a lawsuit by a group of residents seeking to prevent Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam from removing a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The Richmond residents filed the suit after the governor ordered the removal of the 21-foot bronze equestrian sculpture on historic...
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Supreme Court agrees to hear challenges to Trump immigration policies
The Supreme Court will likely hear the two cases in 2021, though a change in presidential administrations could render the disputes moot.
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Manchester City star criticized for putting his hand on female official
Sergio Aguero has been subject to widespread criticism after he placed his hand on the shoulder of a lineswoman ​as he challenged her ruling on Saturday.
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Manchester City star Sergio Aguero widely criticized for putting his hand on the shoulder of a female official
Sergio Aguero has been subject to widespread criticism after he placed his hand on the shoulder of a lineswoman ​as he challenged her ruling on Saturday.
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Manchester City star Sergio Aguero widely criticized for putting his hand on the shoulder of a female official
Sergio Aguero has been subject to widespread criticism after he placed his hand on the shoulder of a lineswoman ​as he challenged her ruling on Saturday.
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World Series history: Dodgers are looking for title No. 7, while the Rays hope for their first
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays will meet in the 2020 World Series.
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Ventilation and air filtration play a key role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 indoors
As schools and offices open up, here's what building managers should do to reduce SARS-CoV-2 particles in the air we breathe       
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Steph Curry praises ‘beautiful’ wife Ayesha after blonde hair reveal
No one is a bigger fan of Ayesha Curry's lighter locks than husband Steph.
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China's economy is the envy of the world
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Bruce Willis reprises iconic role for commercial
Star actor Bruce Willis reprised his role as John McLane from Die Hard for a car battery commercial.
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Elliott Gould reflects on past marriage to Barbra Streisand: ‘She became more important than us’
The actor and the singer/actress were the It couple of the 1960s.
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Trump forced to play defense against Biden as campaign heads into final stretch
President Donald Trump, down in the polls to Joe Biden and facing a cash crunch, has been forced to spend the final weeks of his reelection fight on defense.
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Cody Bellinger dislocated shoulder celebrating huge Dodgers homer
Cody Bellinger probably needs to be more careful with his home run celebrations during the World Series. The 2019 NL MVP ripped the go-ahead homer in the seventh inning and then caught the final out of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 4-3 clinching victory in Game 7 of the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves. Between those...
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Maskless Woman on Plane Deliberately Coughs on Passengers: 'Everybody Dies'
An irate, maskless woman began spitting on fellow airline passengers and screaming "everybody dies" during an EasyJet flight Sunday.
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A week after Covid-19 vaccine trial goes on pause, Johnson & Johnson and FDA won't reveal critical details
Despite repeated claims they're committed to transparency, Johnson & Johnson and the US Food and Drug Administration still aren't revealing crucial details one week after the pharmaceutical giant's Covid-19 vaccine trial went on pause.
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Poland to open temporary hospital at Warsaw national stadium
WARSAW – Poland is opening a field hospital at Warsaw’s landmark national stadium and will bring in the army to handle drive-through coronavirus testing facilities amid a surge in new infections that threatens to overwhelm the healthcare system. Officials said the Law and Justice (PiS) government was in talks with private medical facilities to provide...
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Pennsylvania Could Be 'Florida of 2020' With Post-Election Day Court Battles, Lawyers Warn
A number of court decisions have determined how the state's voters can cast their ballots in November's election amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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The answer isn’t court-packing. It’s legislating.
Democrats have a chance to establish a new governing Democratic majority.
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Surfer Bethany Hamilton is pregnant with third child
"Grateful for more family fun to come!!!"
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NASCAR: Joey Logano wins Kansas to qualify for series finale
Joey Logano booked a spot in NASCAR's championship race with a win at Kansas Speedway. The Team Penske driver will be looking to win his second title since 2018.
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Miranda Devine: Hunter Biden scandal -- How the NY Times, CNN, others, run protection for the Biden campaign
For three days, Joe Biden refused to say a word about The New York Post’s exclusive stories last week linking him to his son Hunter’s business deals in Ukraine and China.
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China overtakes US as world’s biggest box office in 2020
China has surpassed the US in movie ticket sales for the first time ever, making it the world’s biggest box office, according to new data. Year-to-date movie ticket sales in China climbed to $1.99 billion on Sunday, topping the US total of $1.94 billion, according to Asian film consultancy data Artisan Gateway. The gap is...
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Top Corbyn Ally Abbott: 'We All Hope and Pray' That 'Racist Trump' Loses U.S. Election
“We all have to hope and pray” that Donald Trump loses the election in November, Labour's outspoken Diane Abbott has said.
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The only Jets Joe Douglas shouldn’t trade as sell-off begins
The Jets dropped to 0-6 on Sunday with another embarrassing loss, this one a 24-0 defeat to the Dolphins. Here are some thoughts and observations from the game: 1. The CBS cameras caught Jets general manager Joe Douglas burying his face in his hands during Sunday’s debacle, but Douglas was not sitting on his hands...
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Impact of "restorative practices" in schools
A recent report by the Open Society Institute in Baltimore looked into the city's intensive "restorative practices" program, which aims to improve school climates in part by building better relationships between students and teachers. Karen Webber, director of the Education and Youth Development program at the Open Society Institute-Baltimore, joined CBSN with more.
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Georgia police seek answers in shotgun killing of honor student, 13
Georgia homicide detectives are trying to determine why a 13-year-old honor student was shot to death in front of his home by a man with a shotgun.
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Google's search evolution from oracle to advertiser
Compare Google search engine results over nearly two decades and a trend emerges: Results are filled with advertising and non-Google results are lower down.
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D.C. adds eight ‘high-risk’ states to list requiring arrivals to quarantine
A state is considered high-risk if its average number of new coronavirus cases is 10 or more per 100,000 people.
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Flight from the Cities: Home Builder Sentiment Jumps to All-Time Record High
Homebuilder confidence set a record high for the third consecutive month.
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For Fans Hungry For Baseball, Taiwanese Announcer Made Right Call In Unusual Season
Since 2014, Richard Wang has called Major League Baseball games in Chinese for fans in Taiwan. When COVID-19 delayed the MLB season, he had a chance to bring Taiwan baseball to the world in English.
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3 Women Health-Care Heroes: From Iceland's Top Doc To A Village Protector In India
The world is fortunate to have many dedicated professionals dedicated to combating the coronavirus. Here are portraits of three women from far corners of the globe who are playing a key role.
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The oil industry is in crisis. ConocoPhillips is doubling down
Despite the gloom-and-doom in the oil industry and the specter of a blue wave in Washington, ConocoPhillips is doubling down on crude by making a major acquisition.
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Nikola Shares Recover Some Losses as Investors Await General Motors Deal
General Motors and Nikola have been in ongoing talks about a potential partnership deal worth $2 billion.
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Could this be the cure to our plastic problem?
Newlight Technologies has developed an innovative, biodegradable plastic alternative that can capture greenhouse gases and won't pollute our oceans. It's called AirCarbon.
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