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Kylie Jenner shows her shape in a print jumpsuit and more star snaps
Kylie Jenner shops for jewelry in style, Kelly Rowland supports Beyoncé and more...
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Trump: Impeachment trial is a scheme to hurt Bernie Sanders’ chances in Iowa
President Trump seems to really want to face far-far left Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders in the general election  — tweeting Friday that the Senate impeachment trial is going to hurt the senator.
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Pae White's art is an uplifting ride on the Beverly Center escalators
If you haven't been to the shopping center in awhile, Pae White's art installations are reason to go
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Tim Cook is a cautionary tale for CEOs trying to get close to Trump
Apple CEO Tim Cook has spent years building up reserves of goodwill with the White House — meeting President Donald Trump for dinners, showing him around a Texas factory and appearing alongside Ivanka Trump to promote an education initiative.
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Bernie Sanders Leads All Democratic Candidates in New Hampshire, Poll Shows
On February 11, New Hampshire will be the second state to decide which Democratic candidate voters prefer to nominate on the 2020 ballot.
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Decades-old Apalachicola Basin water dispute between Georgia and Florida heads to Supreme Court
For three decades, Florida and Georgia have been entangled in a legal battle over the Apalachicola Basin, with Florida claiming it is not getting a fair usage of the water supply.
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Trump gives LSU football team a championship welcome
President Donald Trump held a ceremony on Friday at the White House for the Louisiana State University football team to celebrate their recent national championship game win.
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Pompeo says State Dept will do everything to evaluate if Yovanovitch was under threat
The U.S. State Department will do everything it needs to do to determine if former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under threat in Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a radio interview on Friday,
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The Women’s Marches are shrinking. Their influence isn’t.
Attendees at the Women’s March “Power to the Polls” voter registration tour launch at Sam Boyd Stadium on January 21, 2018, in Las Vegas. | Sam Morris/Getty Images It’s not just about marching anymore — it’s about voting. Laurie Pohutsky says she went to the 2017 Women’s March because “I had just watched a person who had admitted to sexually assaulting women on tape be elected president of the United States.” As a survivor of sexual assault, she told Vox, “I was outraged, I was angry, I was sad, and I knew that this was an opportunity to make a stand.” When she got to Washington, DC, on January 21, 2017, she heard speaker after speaker say America needed more women running for office. “I remember getting this pit in my stomach,” she said, thinking, “that’s it. That’s what I need to do.” The Michigan Democrat, then working as a microbiologist, decided to run for state legislature. She began knocking on doors in May 2017, and after a hard-fought primary and general election the following year, she won a seat in Michigan’s House of Representatives that had been held by Republicans for the past 40 years. She was one of a wave of female candidates elected in 2018 at both the national and state levels. She was also part of an evolution for the Women’s March, from a one-day event to a movement that, its leaders hope, will have a major influence on elections. Attendance at the marches has declined over the years, especially after allegations that some organizers made anti-Semitic comments became public in 2018. But during that time, organizers around the country have been working to channel the energy of the marches into action at the polls. They believe they’ve already seen results — in Nevada, for example, where the Women’s March launched a major voter registration drive in 2018, turnout among Democrats increased and voters elected the state’s first majority-women legislature, Lucy Flores, treasurer for the Women’s March, told Vox. The Women’s March efforts weren’t the only factor, she said, but they were part of a larger push that “not only inspired people to vote but inspired women to run, and ultimately ended up making history.” The Women’s March has faced questions since before the first marchers came to DC. Some wondered whether the event, initially proposed by white women, would be inclusive of the concerns of women of color. Others asked whether a single protest could really produce lasting change. Three years later, one thing is clear: The march itself has become less central, replaced in many ways by more decentralized efforts to elect progressive candidates. Whether those efforts will succeed in 2020 remains to be seen. But whatever happens, many say the past three years have seen incredible growth in women’s activism around the country, fueled in part by the marches and the energy they created. “Women are the majority of voters,” Kira Sanbonmatsu, a political science professor and co-author of the book A Seat at the Table: Congresswomen’s Perspectives on Why Their Presence Matters, told Vox. “Women have a lot of political influence, and I think what we’re seeing is that women are realizing that power.” The first Women’s Marches were just one day, but the movement wasn’t over The first Women’s March took place the day after President Trump’s inauguration. While the march was initially conceived as a protest against his presidency, the organizers of the DC event developed an official platform detailing a variety of progressive goals, from reproductive justice to a living wage for all workers. While not everyone shared all the priorities laid out in the platform, more than 4 million people marched in DC and other cities around the country, making the 2017 march likely the largest single-day protest in US history. Millions more participated in sister marches around the world, from South Africa to Brazil. As a demonstration, the marches were in many ways a success (Trump, for his part, reportedly was furious). But then the organizers had to set about the work of movement-building. They didn’t always agree on how to do it. The Women’s March had inspired controversy from the beginning, when early organizers, many of whom were white, called the event the “Million Women March” — a name that reminded many women of color of 1997’s Million Woman March, an event designed to protest, in part, black women’s exclusion from the white-dominated feminist movement. Many people wondered whether it made sense to have a march for all women when 53 percent of white female voters had cast their ballots for Trump. Some white women were offended by the criticisms, with some even canceling their trips to DC. In the wake of the events, organizers split off into a variety of groups. One, Women’s March Inc., was led by Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour, and Bob Bland, co-chairs of the original event. Another, March On, started by march co-founder Vanessa Wruble and others, aimed to target red states and adopted a slightly more centrist message. But both groups set their sights on influencing elections. For Women’s March Inc., that meant holding a training for prospective candidates at its Women’s Convention in October 2017 — representatives from the group Emily’s List talked fundraising and strategy to a packed room of around 175 people, many of whom said they were inspired to run by Trump’s election. And in 2018, it meant launching Power to the Polls, a voter registration drive in 10 swing states, with its kickoff in Las Vegas. The impact went beyond Nevada, Flores said. Power to the Polls registered tens of thousands of voters nationwide. Meanwhile, Women’s March Inc., worked with other groups like Mijente, Indivisible, and the Justice Democrats to back progressive candidates and policies around the country. All those groups were able to take advantage of a boom in left-wing voter engagement around the country in the wake of Trump’s election, Flores said — whether it was the Women’s March or something else that directly inspired them, more and more people were “just tired of sitting on the sidelines.” Pohutsky is one of many lawmakers who have cited the Women’s March as an inspiration. Others include Connecticut state Reps. Jane Garibay and Pat Wilson Pheanious, as well as US Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), one of a record number of women elected to Congress in 2018. Of course, the success of women — and Democrats — in the 2018 elections had many causes, but experts say the Women’s March was likely a factor. In a study of Americans who took any form of political action following the 2016 election by the research firm PerryUndem, many respondents described the march as “the first time they felt hope,” PerryUndem partner Tresa Undem told Vox. At the march, one Latina woman told the researchers, “I felt a real sense of camaraderie and the fact that so many strangers were in the same place really fighting for what they believed in on women’s issues.” The march “felt so good and empowering afterward,” an Asian American woman said. She thought, “Okay, but now what? Right, what’s next?” Had the Women’s March not happened, “I don’t know that people would have felt as empowered,” Undem said, “and that’s what you need to get people out to vote.” The marches, of course, were not necessarily empowering for everyone. Though many women of color, like the ones interviewed by PerryUndem, did march, many said they felt excluded by white attendees and organizers. Attorney and writer S.T. Holloway, who is black, attended the 2017 march in Los Angeles and later wrote at HuffPost that “the first and last time I heard ‘Black Lives Matter’ chanted was when my two girlfriends and I began the chant.” The centering of white women and their concerns at the marches was a symptom of a larger problem, she wrote: “a culture where millions protest when white women’s access to health care is threatened, but when black maternal death rates in the United States are on par with women in countries like Mexico and Uzbekistan, there is no national outrage or call for reform or worldwide protest.” In the months following the first march,the organizers tried to address concerns like these, and worked to make white women who had become politically active through the marches more aware of issues affecting women of color. At the Women’s Convention, for example, a panel titled “Confronting White Womanhood,” which discussed the roles white women can play in racism, was so well-attended that organizers decided to repeat it the following day. And there’s evidence that the marches and other movements of the past three years have made white women more aware of how intersecting racism and sexism impact women of color. Undem described a series of recent interviews in suburban Missouri, in which a 55-year-old white woman used the term “white privilege,” while another white woman reflected on whether she should be attending Black Lives Matter marches. Both attitudes would have been unusual for women in their demographic just a few years ago. Overall, “organizing as women is always complicated by differences among women,” Sanbonmatsu, the political scientist, said. But the years since Trump’s election have been characterized by “a vibrancy around women’s activism,” with a record number of women running for office and giving money to political candidates. The marches were just one part of that activism. But “what the original Women’s March seemed to tap into was discontent with the status of women in the country,” Sanbonmatsu said, “and that discontent continues to reverberate.” The marches are shrinking, but their impact remains However, controversy around the marches and their organizers has continued to reverberate as well. In early 2018, co-chair Tamika Mallory was criticized for attending an event with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan where he espoused anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.And that December, Tablet magazine reported that according to several others involved in planning the march, Mallory and Perez had made anti-Semitic comments at a planning meeting in November 2016. Representatives from Women’s March Inc. denied the allegations, but the organization got a raft of negative press, and attendance at the 2019 march was smaller than in 2017 or 2018. Since then, Women’s March Inc. has changed its leadership, with Mallory, Sarsour, and Bland stepping down. In addition, the group has added more than a dozen new board members, including Flores. This year, “we’re completely focused on the future,” Flores said, which includes “doing a very different kind of march.” Unlike in years past, there will be no main stage in DC. “We wanted the attention and the focus to be on the marchers,” Flores said. Once again, the number of those marchers is expected to shrink, with about 10,000 people expected in DC, according to the Washington Post, less than one-tenth the number who attended the original march. To some degree, that’s to be expected, as those who once marched now channel their energy into other activities — including running for office. “I don’t know that we can judge the state of women’s political activism today just based on numbers at a particular march,” Sanbonmatsu said. And while the march was initially conceived as a single event, Women’s March Inc. now sees it as a larger movement of which the January demonstrations are only a part. “The marches have their place to just have people gather, and to feel like they’re part of something bigger, but ultimately a march in and of itself doesn’t accomplish anything,” Flores said. “We have to focus on the continued work.” In 2020, that work will include grassroots efforts in swing states to defeat Trump and elect progressive candidates, Flores said. But it will also include thinking about what happens if a Democrat does win in November. “There might not be a march next year, because hopefully we don’t need one,” Flores said. But even if there’s no protest in January 2021, Women’s March Inc. will continue to push for immigrants’ rights, reproductive justice, action on climate change, and other priorities, she said. “There will always be a need for accountability.” For Pohutsky, 2020 means getting back out on the campaign trail for her reelection bid. In the Michigan legislature, she’s championed bills to strengthen environmental protections and get rid of a loophole in state law that makes it legal to drug and rape a spouse. She hopes to continue that work, but she won by the smallest margin of any flipped seat two years ago, “so we’re going to be campaigning hard this year,” she said. As for the election more broadly, “I hope that the energy that everybody felt that compelled them to go out to these marches just maintains,” she said, “and people just remember why it’s important that we get out and vote.”
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Mining magnate: 'We haven't lobbied against climate change'
Iron ore mining magnate Andrew Forrest speaks to Amanpour about his $48 million dollar donation to bushfire relief and defends his sector's role in Australia's climate policy paralysis.
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Number of women overtakes men in U.S. workforce
New data from the Labor Department shows that last month, women held just over 50 percent of jobs in the U.S. – surpassing men by 109,000. The last time there were more women than men on U.S. payrolls was in the mid-2010s. Courtenay Brown, a markets reporter for Axios, joined CBSN to discuss what this means for the economy.
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Former nurse suspected of killing multiple babies (2013)
A former pediatric nurse suspected of killing dozens of young children is set for an early prison release.
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What's ahead in the impeachment trial of President Trump
The impeachment trial is set to begin in the Senate on Tuesday, overseen by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
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Lewinsky offers colorful remark in apparent response to Starr joining Trump defense team
The announcement that former independent counsel Ken Starr is joining President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team surprised many on Friday, but one person, apparently, had an especially notable reaction to the news.
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Barack Obama’s Birthday Message for Michelle Is Full of Fun Photo Booth Pictures
If you’re shivering from the frigid temperatures of mid-January, allow yourself to bask in the warmth and expansive glow of the love expressed by Barack Obama for his wife, Michelle, on her birthday. In a sweet and heartwarming Instagram post on Friday, Barack affirmed his love, admiration, and appreciation for Michelle alongside a set of…
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Video shows crazed man trying to steal display phones at AT&T store
A thief botched an attempt to steal cellphones on display at an AT&T store in Queens and instead looted a wad of cash from the register.
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson breaks silence on father Rocky’s death: ‘I’m in pain’
"Dad, I wish I had one more shot to tell you, I love you, before you crossed over to the other side."
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Harvey Weinstein judge to defense: 'Nothing you said makes logical sense;' 10 jurors in place
Seven jurors have been selected in the Harvey Weinstein trial, and Friday, and his team made a last-ditch effort to have jury selection sequesterd.        
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California is giving camp trailers and modular tents to cities to help the homeless
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday highlighted his government's new provision of modular tents and camp trailers as part of a larger effort to fight homelessness.
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A media initiative praised by President Obama
Abaas Mpindi's Media Challenge Initiative is building up the next generation of journalists in Uganda
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Was Martin Luther King Jr. a Republican or a Democrat? The Answer Is Complicated
"I’m not concerned about telling you what party to vote for," he said in 1958
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Behind the scenes with a renowned wildlife filmmaker
Brad Bestelink is drawing attention to the plight of the African landscape through his documentary films
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'BMF' Jorge Masvidal sets 3-year timeline: 'I want to be at the highest level when I walk away'
"I want to fight three more (expletive) years is, what I want to do – and at the highest level."       Related StoriesSteve-O wants Conor McGregor to beat Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 so Jorge Masvidal can get paidJorge Masvidal, Kamaru Usman still talk trash, but interest in potential fight differsVideo: Watch UFC 246 ceremonial weigh-ins live on MMA Junkie at 6 p.m. ET 
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Miranda Lambert reveals 'deal-breaker' that would have led to split from Brendan McLoughlin
Miranda Lambert continues to gush about her husband, Brendan McLoughlin, during their first year of marriage. But the country crooner has now revealed the one deal-breaker that would have ended their relationship from the very start.
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10 jurors now on board for Harvey Weinstein’s sex-assault trial
Six of them are white men.
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Nearly 90 million under winter weather alert as sprawling storm picks up across US
Forecasters say blizzards are expected for the Upper Midwest. By Saturday, snow is expected in Pennsylvania, New York and much of New England.       
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Betty White turns 98: Here are 6 things to know about the actress
She’s a television legend, and Friday, Betty White celebrates her 98th birthday.
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Billionaire found guilty of smuggling Picasso painting from Spain
The work is valued at $28 million and was designated a Spanish national artistic treasure.
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Applications to become Japanese billionaire’s girlfriend tops 20,000
More than 20,000 women have applied to be Yusaku Maezawa’s girlfriend, streaming service AbemaTV said ahead of its documentary on his search for a “life partner” to take on his moon voyage.
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Shocking video shows truck spin out on snowy highway
Maine State Police released a video from a December 2019 incident in which a truck loses control on a snowy highway.
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Luis Nani: United will surprise Liverpool and win
Former Manchester United star Nani tells CNN that he believes United will surprise a lot of people and win against Premier League leaders Liverpool.
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Sheriff on Virginia Dems' gun control push: 'Never seen something so strongly opposed'
Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins reacted on Friday to the Virginia state House Democratic majority pushing several gun control legislation to the state senate, calling it an overreaching agenda against the second amendment.
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More Americans are alarmed by global warming than ever before, survey reveals
A new survey of Americans' views on global warming shows that the proportion who are "alarmed" by global warming is at an all-time high, and that the number of Americans in this category has tripled in the last five years.
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Causa conmoción la muerte de dos actores al caer de un puente mientras grababan una serie en México
Jorge Navarro Sánchez y Luis Gerardo Rivera perdieron la vida y la cadena Televisa confirma el lamentable suceso
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Exclusive: Peter Navarro Previews Phase Two of China Trade Deal
"It's useful now to see that we're finally cracking down on those things," Navarro said. "Good for this president."
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A former nurse suspected of killing dozens of children has been sentenced to life in prison
A former Texas nurse suspected of murdering dozens of young children decades ago was sentenced to life in prison Thursday after pleading guilty in San Antonio court to killing an 11-month-old boy in 1981.
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Which Restaurants Are Open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020? McDonald's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chick-fil-A, and More
We look at the hours of operation at various restaurant chains across the country for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Here are the movies and shows coming to Peacock
Peacock, NBCUniversal's new streaming service, comes with a colorful library that has a bit of everything.
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World Economic Forum: 50 years in 50 seconds
Take a look back through 50 years of the world's richest and most powerful people at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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As Australia burns, it's Murdoch vs. Murdoch on climate change
Media mogul's son is the latest to accuse him of downplaying the role of global warming in the lethal blazes.
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Woman who poisoned husband with eye drops gets 25 years in prison
Lana Sue Clayton, 53, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter after she admitted to giving her husband drinks laced with Visine.        
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Five Times Elizabeth Warren Was Exposed for False Claims
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has -- again -- fallen under public scrutiny for allegedly spreading falsehoods. Here are five instances involving Warren being called out for making false claims -- most of which resulted in the senator eventually having admitted wrongdoing.
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Lisa Vanderpump reacts to Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni’s old racist tweets
SUR boss Lisa Vanderpump is finally speaking out after two of her employees' racist remarks on Twitter were uncovered.
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Trump Judge Rejects Trans Defendant's Motion to Be Referred to by Correct Pronouns
Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan referred to Kathrine Nicole Jett as "he" throughout his advisory opinion on her motion filing.
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A truck carrying 1,738 piglets overturned in Iowa
A truck full of piglets overturned on an Iowa interstate Thursday, slowing rush-hour traffic while authorities cleared the wreck and rounded up scurrying swine.
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Was the Warren-Sanders Spat About Sexism, Honesty, or How to Govern?
Both. But it’s also a fight about how to govern.
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SamTrans accused of playing 'musical chairs' with homeless, busing them to San Francisco and abandoning them
The blame game is in full swing in the Bay Area following allegations that counties are playing "musical chairs" with their homeless - using resources to shuttle transients, drug addicts and the mentally ill to San Fransisco and abandoning them. 
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As impeachment captures attention, Trump tries to shift focus to the economy
Over two days and two trade victories, President Donald Trump tried to turn the spotlight from impeachment to the economy.
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