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Megan Thee Stallion reveals epic ‘Hellraiser’ Halloween costume
The Houston hottie got into the Halloween spirit with a sexy-scary Pinhead costume.
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Boy ate 16 toothbrushes and a 3-inch nail to cure dirt addiction
The teen's family also believed that the objects could help exorcise a ghost that had possessed him.
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Facebook’s ‘tier’ system decides which countries it prioritizes for content moderation
Facebook in 2019 began classifying countries in a "tier" system that dictated the amount of resources used to moderate content posted on country platforms, according to a new report.
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De Blasio's Mission to Remove Trump's Name From NYC Buildings Will Cost Taxpayers Millions
New York City's mayor is trying to distance the city from the former president, which may end up costing taxpayers millions.
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World Series history: Winners of the Fall Classic
The Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves will meet in the 2021 World Series.
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Husband and wife close new toy store due to supply issues: ‘We couldn’t afford products’
The supply chain crisis and rising prices forced a couple to close its toy store in Connecticut.
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Former MSNBC host calls Condoleezza Rice 'soldier for white supremacy' after she ripped critical race theory
Former MSNBC host Touré Neblett called Condoleezza Rice a “soldier for white supremacy" in a scathing op-ed on Friday over her criticism of critical race theory
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Taking the Proper Path to U.S. Citizenship
Legal immigrants like me, who respected and obeyed America's immigration laws, are watching with dismay what is happening at the border.
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‘Rust’ Actor Jensen Ackles Honors Late Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins: “A Tragedy of Epic Proportions”
"She had a spunk and passion that infected the entire crew from the top down."
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K-Pop Singer Giselle Apologizes for Mouthing Racial Slur in Video
Singer and rapper Giselle, of K-pop group aespa, faced backlash after she was seen mouthing a racial slur in a behind-the-scenes video.
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Paris Hilton Plans to Expose 'Dark Secrets' of Schools for Troubled Teens
Hilton told Newsweek of her work on a new podcast that seeks to "expose the dark secrets and controversial practices."
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How to refinance your mortgage to save money and lower your interest rate
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How Meghan Markle's Royal Exit Echoes Princess Mako of Japan
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's journey out of the royal family is being played out afresh in Japan as Princess Mako signs away her royal status for love.
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Shaq makes Formula One drivers look tiny on Texas Grand Prix podium
Shaquille O'Neal made an impression at the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix in Texas on Sunday, where he towered above the racing drivers and everyone else at the event.
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DeSantis plans to offer $5,000 bonuses to out-of-state police relocating to Florida
Florida's Gov. Ron DeSantis said he plans to sign legislation during an upcoming special session to award a $5,000 bonus to law enforcement officers who relocate to Florida to work.
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Jets’ Zach Wilson out 2-4 weeks with sprained PCL
The Jets won't have Zach Wilson for up to a month.
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Microsoft says Russian group behind SolarWinds attack now targeting IT supply chain
Microsoft on Monday warned that the same Russian group behind the SolarWinds cyber attack in 2020 has been attempting to “replicate” that approach, now targeting organizations “integral” to the global IT supply chain—specifically, resellers and technology service providers.
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Russia Says Climate Change Is a Big Priority. But Its Real Goal at COP 26 Will Be Slowing Down Progress
It will be harder for Russia to decarbonize than almost any other country. It's much easier to delay and derail
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What Night Does ‘The Bachelorette’ Air on ABC? Time, How To Watch, ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 18 Schedule
Roses are red, violets are blue. The Bachelorette's moved to Tuesdays, boo-hoo-hoo.
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‘Locke & Key’: Connor Jessup Explains Why Tyler Is “Moving On”
...But don't worry, he isn't leaving the show.
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NFL bettors should shop lines instead of buying that half point
A lot of bettors want to know if it is a good idea — the idea of buying a 3 to a 3.5 to get off of the key number or buying a 2.5 up to a 3 with an underdog.
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Liberty University accused of making it ‘impossible’ to report rape, lawsuit alleges
Liberty University is being sued for allegedly making it “difficult or impossible” to report sex attacks -- and instead making rape victims face punishment for having pre-marital sex.
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Who is the Emperor in ‘Dune’? Explaining the Off-Screen Ruler Shaddam IV
So wait, who's in charge in here?
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Jets QB Zach Wilson's knee injury will keep him out 2-4 weeks after MRI shows PCL sprain
After leaving the Jets' game against the Patriots with a knee injury, Zach Wilson will miss several weeks with a PCL sprain.       
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COVID-19 viral loads and what they can determine about infectiousness
The amount of coronavirus particles someone has can be an indicator of how likely they to spread the disease, but it's not a perfect measurement. Philip Kiefer, staff writer at Popular Science magazine, spoke with Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers on CBSN about what a patient's viral load can show, and how the Provincetown, Massachusetts, outbreak this summer changed our understanding of the virus' ability to spread among people who are vaccinated.
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'Succession' Season 3 Episode 2 Recap: Can The Roy Children Harpoon 'Moby Dick'?
"Mass in Time of War" put the spotlight on Kendall, Roman, Shiv and Connor as they debated whether to oust their father Logan from Waystar Royco.
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‘Friends’ stars pay tribute to James Michael Tyler
Stars from the cast of "Friends" took to social media to honor James Michael Tyler, who died over the weekend after a battle with prostate cancer.
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Shocking video shows gunmen take turns shooting man in Bronx barber shop
Two gunmen took turns firing at a man inside a Bronx barber shop in a bold shooting that is believed to be gang-related, shocking new video shows.
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World Series 2021: What to know about the Fall Classic
The Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves will meet in the World Series.
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New study suggests breastfeeding may help prevent cognitive decline
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, conducted a study that found women over the age of 50 who had breastfed their babies performed better on cognitive tests compared to women who had never breastfed.
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'Rust' crew walked off set to protest working conditions hours before cinematographer death, reports say
Crew members reportedly walked off the set of the film "Rust" to protest working conditions hours before the fatal Alec Baldwin prop gun incident.       
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NBA milestone and 28 points: Carmelo Anthony had 'a hell of a night' for Lakers
The significance of passing Moses Malone on the NBA's all-time scoring list isn't lost on Carmelo Anthony, who's 'still passionate about the game.'
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DC man charged in 2020 shooting of Virginia Tech grad after second alleged murder this weekend
A suspect arrested in Washington, D.C. following a fatal shooting this weekend has been charged with a second murder after detectives pinned him to the 2020 high-profile killing of a recent Virginia Tech grad.
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Atmospheric river unleashes record-setting rain, flooding in California
Both San Francisco and Sacramento had their wettest October days on record
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Protest Over 'Unsettling' Antisemitic 'Vax the Jews' Banner Hung on Texas Bridge
The banner was unveiled on the Far West overpass in Austin.
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A West Coast storm breaks records as another storm threatens 70 million Americans in the eastern US
After the West Coast got walloped by record-setting rainfall and dangerous mudslides -- with more heavy rain in store today -- 70 million Americans in the eastern US are now also at risk for severe weather.
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What to know about COP26 ahead of global climate summit
Experts say the world still has a narrow window of opportunity to act – and crucial global summit is coming up.
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Biden says meeting with Manchin on social spending bill "went well"
Democrats are working to reach consensus on a framework for Mr. Biden's domestic policy agenda.
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Alberta has revived the fight for an elected Senate in Canada
Jason Kenney’s bluff-calling emerges from a democratic paradox.
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What We Know About the 'Delta Plus' AY.4.2 COVID Mutations Y145H and A222V
The variant is increasingly spreading around the U.K. and U.S., but little is known about what exact biological advantages it might have.
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Civil trial over deadly 'Unite the Right' extremist rally to begin in Charlottesville
Jury selection begins Monday in a federal civil trial over a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia that ended with one dead and dozens injured.       
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Biden continues to push Democratic lawmakers to come together on his legislative agenda
President Biden’s domestic legislative agenda faces major hurdles as Democrats continue to negotiate key issues. On Sunday, Mr. Biden hosted Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Joe Manchin at his home in Delaware to try to reach a consensus on the infrastructure and social spending bills. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she’s “confident” her party will reach a deal soon. CBS News senior White House correspondent Weijia Jiang joins “CBSN AM” to discuss.
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The 12 best dark lipsticks for all skin tones, according to makeup artists
Ahead of every holiday season, it's smart to get reacquainted with one of the easiest, no-fail makeup ideas for the holiday season: the dark lip. But how do you find the best dark lipstick for your skin tone? We consulted the experts.
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Woman, 74, Found Hanging Onto Tree After Falling Down 30ft Embankment While Hiking
The hiker was rescued after getting into difficulties on the Bear Canyon Trail in Colorado.
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The Incisive Religious Horror of Netflix’s Midnight Mass
This story contains spoilers for the Netflix series Midnight Mass.The Exorcist is a film I’ve long loved because it raised the bar not just for horror, but also for movies that explore questions of faith and doubt, good and evil, life and death. I know all of its beats by heart, but when I recently rewatched the 1973 classic, the ending hit differently. The movie concludes with an exorcism, naturally. Chris MacNeil has brought her daughter, Regan, to a host of medical professionals in a desperate attempt to save her from what turns out to be a demonic possession. But the only person who can save the girl, it seems, is a priest. The camera lingers on the mother’s exhausted face as two priests close the door to her daughter’s bedroom and go to work.This is a trope in supernatural horror. Catholics, and priests in particular, signal to both characters and audiences that true evil is afoot—then they defeat it. This dynamic has troubled me more and more over the years, as a born-and-raised and still-practicing Catholic, and as a religious-studies scholar. In light of new details about real-life horrors such as clerical sex abuse and the colonial violence of residential schools, the dissonance of seeing priests portrayed primarily as genre heroes is striking. What about a horror movie where the Catholic Church supplies not the good guys but monsters? This sort of story would speak a necessary truth and deliver a morally urgent message about the dark side of faith.Then I came across the Netflix limited series Midnight Mass, released late last month. Set in a fishing community on a small island, the show centers on the miraculous and ominous events that take place after a young priest arrives to tend to the town’s only church. The attention to religious detail is astounding, and is neither accidental nor incidental to the story itself. The creator, writer, and director, Mike Flanagan, has reflected on how “deeply personal” the show’s horror is to him. Much like the protagonist Riley Flynn (played by Zach Gilford), Flanagan was raised Catholic and served as an altar boy. Midnight Mass is religious horror that treats its subject with reverence while, at the same time, offering one of the most thoughtful and thorough critiques of religion you’re likely to encounter in popular culture.[Read: 25 of the best horror films you can watch, ranked by scariness]The series touches on many themes, but its terror is grounded in the violence and cruelty of its religious characters. The charismatic Father Paul Hill (Hamish Linklater) is unwittingly a conduit for evil. We learn in Episode 3 that he is actually Crockett Island’s elderly Monsignor Pruitt, who was believed to have fallen ill after a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Father Paul tells the congregation that he’s the monsignor’s replacement, knowing they wouldn’t believe the truth: that he encountered a winged monster on his travels that drank his blood, then fed him its own blood to restore his health and youth. Courtesy of a harrowing performance by Samantha Sloyan, Bev brings to life the callousness of people who view everyone around them with judgment and condemnation. (Eike Schroter / Netflix) Where viewers might see a vampire, the priest sees “an angel” and a way to work miracles in his hometown, so he brings it back with him. He laces the church’s Communion wine—which, for Catholics, is the actual blood of Christ—with monster blood, and we watch as the old grow young, as sight is restored to the bifocaled, and as a teen girl gets up from her wheelchair and walks. There’s a catch, though. If you happen to die, you come back to life with an insatiable bloodlust and a fatal relationship to light. This comes to a climax during the midnight service on Easter morning when first the church and then the entire town consumes itself. Literally.Midnight Mass also lays bare the mundane maliciousness of religious exclusion, embodied most keenly in Bev Keane, the self-appointed lay administrator of St. Patrick’s Church. Courtesy of a harrowing performance by Samantha Sloyan, Bev brings to life the callousness of people who view everyone around them with judgment and condemnation. She plays no small part in propelling her pastor and a number of parishioners to commit atrocities, and call them right and just.The creators insist that the show isn’t intended to be anti-Catholic or anti-religious. Flanagan has written that he’s long contemplated questions about “how fundamentalist thinking could permeate and corrupt any belief system … How easily faith could be weaponized against the faithful.” This is a common reading of the series—that it isn’t a critique of religion so much as a critique of religion gone wrong. This interpretation is reinforced in the last two episodes. Horrors ensue as some parishioners drink from poisoned plastic cups and are reborn as vampires. Others, refusing to do so, become food. This seems to draw a hard line between “good” and “bad” religion, as does Monsignor Pruitt’s redemption in the end.But this limited reading doesn’t do the series justice. Carefully cordoning off its criticism to only “cults” or fanatics is a mistake and allows well-meaning religious people to avoid self-reflection and perhaps feel more comfortable with the series than they should. (And I’d include myself among them, though I’d certainly be on Bev Keane’s chopping block.) This is precisely what the word cult does in the first place: Religious-studies scholars have argued that the label works to shield so-called mainstream religions from justified criticism. Instead, the show illustrates the insidious dangers that can arise from seemingly “good” religious communities.I agree with the creators. The series is neither anti-Catholic nor anti-religious in the narrow, bad-faith sense that those terms imply. Nevertheless, Midnight Mass offers an essential critique of Catholics, the Catholic Church, and religion more broadly. It succeeds at this not despite, but because of its careful and caring portrayal of the religious lives of Crockett Island’s Catholics. The show is at its most incisive when it illuminates how frighteningly close otherwise ordinary priests and parishioners are to indescribable horrors.The series is daring enough to dwell on how miracles and monsters go hand in hand. Whether or not it was intentional, scattered throughout its seven episodes are glimpses of the logic, choices, and actions that drive real-life Catholic horror—even if sexual abuse, racist violence, and cultural genocide aren’t directly addressed at any point. Catholics don’t hold a monopoly on any of these evils. But that doesn’t mean that they are anomalous or irrelevant for understanding what it has meant to be Catholic, institutionally and individually.As experts have argued, there are distinctly religious dimensions to violations committed by Catholics, and Midnight Mass hints at its edges. The most chilling instance of this is the line Bev Keane delivers as she encourages others to aid and abet the priest’s monstrosity. “The man who acts presumptuously by not obeying the priest who stands to minister there before the Lord, your God,” she says, quoting Deuteronomy, “that man shall die.” Her words are a reminder of how deference to the male authority of the priest has been historically used to justify both abuses and cover-ups. Sarah Gunning, Sheriff Hassan, and Erin Greene, the few heroes left fighting at the end of Midnight Mass.(Eike Schroter / Netflix) The series uses the ritual of Communion to convey how religious communities can build walls between the chosen and those considered outsiders. Not all Crockett residents are Catholic. As the “good” Catholics are transformed and reborn, those who refused Communion are left to fend for themselves. The few heroes still fighting at the end include Erin Greene (Kate Siegel), a domestic-abuse survivor who loses her unborn child midway through the show; the Muslim Sheriff Hassan (Rahul Kohli); and Sarah Gunning (Annabeth Gish), a lesbian doctor who has left the Church. Once again, Bev says the quiet part out loud. “Those who’ve been coming to church and taking Communion, they have nothing to fear tonight,” she announces as she lets loose the vampires. “As for the rest of them … let God sort them out.” The final two episodes could even be read, albeit with some stretching, as an allegory for Christianity’s bloody expansion. The church destroys itself before wreaking havoc on the rest of the world.To say all this is not to be anti-Catholic. It’s to tell the truth. When faced with the reality of religious violence, the instinct of many Americans is to unquestioningly defend the notion of “good” religion. The Ku Klux Klan isn’t really Christian, we might tell ourselves. We might take comfort in the idea that the white Catholics and evangelicals who joined others in storming the U.S. Capitol weren’t good Christians. But in doing so, we risk ignoring the crimes committed every day in the name of faith. Religious people would do well to reckon with the complicity of their traditions and institutions in the sins of the world. After all, as scholars have shown, the KKK and Christian nationalists, too, think of themselves and their works as good and religious.[Read: A Christian insurrection]Writing on clerical sex abuse, the historian Robert Orsi insists that scholars must recognize “how religion is actually lived in everyday life, with its intimate cruelties, its petty as well as profound humiliations, its sadism and its masochism, its abuses of power, and its impulses to destroy and dominate.” They should be attentive, in other words, to the Bev Keanes and the Monsignor Pruitts and the angel-monsters. Midnight Mass gets this. It’s the first Catholic horror I’ve seen that does.
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Kristen Stewart: ‘I’ve only made 5 really good films in my career’
"The worst is when you’re in the middle of something and know that not only is it probably going to be a bad movie, but we’re all bracing until the end,” she said of her questionable projects.
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Report: Hunter Biden Secretly Holds Second Art Show in SoHo
Hunter Biden and gallerist Georges Berges held a second art show over the weekend in SoHo, New York City, to sell paintings to anonymous investors for up to $500,000. Hunter's previous exhibition in Los Angeles reportedly saw five paintings sold for $75,000 each.
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Twitter suspends Rep. Banks’ account for misgendering trans health official
Rep. Jim Banks' official Twitter account was suspended after he referred to Assistant Health Secretary Rachel Levine -- the first openly transgender four-star officer -- a "man."
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