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House releases 2 more impeachment transcripts

CBS News intelligence and national security reporter Olivia Gazis, Associated Press White House reporter Zeke Miller, and CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid joined CBSN to discuss what we've learned from the latest transcripts of testimony by Alexander Vindman and Fiona Hill, which have now been released in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
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See it: Police rescue kidnapped 8-year-old hiding in laundry basket
Video footage captured the moment Texas police officers burst through a hotel room door and rescue a kidnapped 8-year-old girl hiding in a basket of laundry. The body camera footage released by police shows cops in Fort Worth bang on the door and demand the kidnapper raise his hands when they enter the room. Once...
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Sandra Lee makes first post-Gov. Cuomo solo red carpet appearance
Lee has rented a home in Beverly Hills next door to Rihanna.
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Hugh Laurie captains a sinking space cruise ship in teaser for Avenue 5
It's HBO's new comedy series from Veep creator Armando Iannuci.
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What’s behind Liz Warren’s humiliating retreat on ‘Medicare for All’?
The clear loser of the Democratic primary is Medicare for All. First, the policy demonstrated the unreliability of Kamala Harris out of the gate, when she endorsed it before quickly backing off. Now, it has blunted the momentum of Elizabeth Warren, made a mockery of her claim to be an uber-wonk and shredded her implicit...
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Better late than never -- Trump's latest gift to Netanyahu
The Trump administration's reversal of decades of US foreign policy on Israeli settlements in the West Bank has been in the works for a year, says a US official, but the timing couldn't have been better for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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4-Star SF Prospect Josh Hall Commits to NC State over DePaul, Louisville, More
Four-star forward Josh Hall announced his commitment to the NC State Wolfpack on Monday evening. Hall attends Moravian Prep in Hickory, North Carolina...
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Twitter to trolls: Say goodbye to your toxic lists
It's about time, Twitter! A full decade after launching lists, Twitter's handy feature for following groups of people, the company is finally addressing the tool's dark side: harassment. The service will now allow users to flag lists as abusive, Twitter announced Monday, making it the first time the company has had a reporting function specifically for lists.  With the update, which is available on iOS now and will be on Android and Twitter's website "soon,"  users are able to report a list the same way they might report an individual tweet. From the list page, the "..." menu will have a "Report" option, which then allows you to flag the list to Twitter. Read more...More about Tech, Twitter, Harassment, Trolls, and Tech
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Oil slips as lack of U.S.-China trade talk progress frays investor nerves
U.S. oil prices fell for the second straight day on Tuesday amid market jitters over limited progress between China and the United States on rolling back trade tariffs, exacerbated by a rise in U.S. inventories.
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Pompeo announces reversal on Israeli settlements
Israeli settlements in the West Bank are not necessarily inconsistent with the law, Pompeo said Monday
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Nets’ worst-case Kyrie Irving shoulder scenario is lingering
The Nets knew they would likely go through this season experiencing life without Kevin Durant. Now they are learning what life is like without Kyrie Irving, even if they hope it’s just a “short-term” absence. The star point guard missed his second straight game Monday night because of a right shoulder impingement. As the Nets...
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U.S. watchdog backs Bezos' protest over key Pentagon launch program
A U.S. watchdog on Monday backed a protest from Jeff Bezos' space company that challenged the Pentagon's military space launch procurement strategy, showing support for one of the Amazon billionaire's disputes with major agency procurement programs.
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Amazon now lets you listen to music free on smartphones and TV, as well as online. Spotify investors are already nervous.
Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters Amazon announced on Monday that the company was expanding its Amazon Music offerings so that users can stream free music on their iPhones, iPads, Android devices and Amazon's Fire TV products, as well as online.  The company published a blog post that said customers without a Prime membership or subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited could now access ad-supported music for free. Previously, this was only available to customers using Amazon Echo.  Investors on Wall Street seemed to think the announcement spelled bad news for music-streaming market-leader Spotify. Spotify shares dropped 4.9% to $140.26 on Monday.  View Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon is expanding its free music streaming opportunities to its users without a Prime membership, Amazon Music Unlimited subscription, or Amazon Echo. It may be gunning for Spotify's 248 million-strong userbase.  The company published a blog post on Monday, detailing what non-paying users could now listen to on Amazon Music. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Elon Musk unveil his latest plan for conquering MarsSee Also:How to play music on a PS4 using Spotify or a USB driveRegulating big tech has become a hot topic ahead of the 2020 election — here's where the Democratic candidates standToday is the last day that Spotify subscribers can claim a free Google Home Mini speaker — here's how to get yours
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Transit workers’ union demands more cops in NYC subways
The transit workers’ union demanded Monday that the NYPD step up crime-fighting in the subways, after The Post revealed a massive spike in offenses that include random assaults on riders. Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Tony Utano accused cops of focusing on fare-beaters while MTA employees face “assaults, threats and other forms of disgusting...
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New Hong Kong police chief says fake news undermining reputation of his force
New Hong Kong police chief Chris Tang took office on Tuesday with a warning that "fake news" was undermining the reputation of his police force.
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Tillerson swipes at Trump: 'Asking for personal favors and using United States assets as collateral is wrong'
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that "clearly asking for personal favors and using United States assets as collateral is wrong," a swipe at President Donald Trump as the investigation into his dealings with Ukraine intensifies.
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How the left is trashing the Constitution to fight Trump
Excerpted from Attorney General William Barr’s recent lecture at the Federalist Society’s 2019 National Lawyers Convention. I deeply admire the American presidency as a political and constitutional institution. I believe it is one of the great and remarkable innovations in our Constitution. More than any other branch, it has fulfilled the expectations of the Framers....
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Future kids are going to be pretty confused about history, thanks to this meme
The children of the future might have a wildly skewed version of history, thanks to a meme making the rounds on Twitter.  The meme has Twitter users posting a completely random, unrelated photo with a historical figure's name. Whether a founding father or an iconic pop star, people are comparing photos of Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie to Abraham Lincoln and the terrifying Chuck E Cheese animatronic band to Brockhampton. Twitter users are captioning the tweets with "Gonna tell my kids this was" and adding a historical figure.  Here are a handful of questionable history lessons.  gonna tell my kids this was benjamin franklin pic.twitter.com/MLeDN5woUu — L.A.S. (@SartoriallyInc) November 18, 2019 Read more... More about History, Memes, Culture, and Web Culture
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Jets defense playing unheralded role in team’s offensive breakout
Credit for the Jets offense’s recent breakthrough can be divided up among Adam Gase, Sam Darnold, the running backs, the pass catchers and the blockers. Just make sure to save room for the Jets defense. The Jets rank No. 13 in the NFL in total defense, including tops against the run after stifling the Giants’...
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2 officers who were responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein might face criminal charges for falsifying records
Richard Drew/AP, New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein when he took his own life are expected to face criminal charges this week for falsifying prison records, according to sources.  The FBI and the Justice Department's inspector general are investigating the circumstances surrounding Epstein's death, which was ruled a suicide, but hasn't stopped widespread conspiracy theories. Epstein's death ended the possibility of a trial that would have involved prominent figures related to charges against the late financier for sexually abusing and trafficking girls.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. WASHINGTON (AP) — Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein when he took his own life are expected to face criminal charges this week for falsifying prison records, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The federal charges could come as soon as Tuesday and are the first in connection with Epstein's death. The wealthy financier died at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York while awaiting trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:2 officers who were responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein on night of his death rejected a plea dealCalifornia school shooting suspect described as 'quiet' Boy Scout who opened fire on classmates on his 16th birthdayPrince Andrew says he has 'no recollection' of meeting an alleged Epstein abuse victim
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Possible pay-to-play scheme for ambassador role in Trump administration uncovered by CBS News
A CBS News investigation has uncovered a possible "pay-to-play" scheme involving the Republican National Committee and President Trump's nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas. Jim Axelrod explores the questions it's now raising.
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READ: Diplomat David Holmes' closed-door impeachment inquiry testimony
The House committees conducting the impeachment inquiry have released the transcript of the closed-door deposition of David Holmes, the US Embassy in Ukraine official who overheard the call between President Donald Trump and US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.
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Impeachment inquiry's first witness to testify again -- publicly
Kurt Volker, the former US special envoy for Ukraine who was the first witness to testify in the House impeachment inquiry, remains a key figure in Democrats' Ukraine probe as he prepares to testify publicly Tuesday.
Politica
Stephen Miller Is a White Nationalist. Does It Matter?
Leaked emails from a top Trump aide test our capacity for outrage.
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New York state attorney general investigating WeWork
The New York State Attorney General (NYAG) is investigating WeWork, according to two people familiar with the matter, adding to a series of problems facing the workspace provider. The company confirmed that it had been contacted by the office of the NYAG, Letitia James. “We received an inquiry from the office of the New York...
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Google increasingly interferes with search results, Wall Street Journal reports
A new investigation from the Wall Street Journal found that Google is interfering with its algorithms to alter users' search results. Kirsten Grind, one of the authors of the report, joined CBSN to break down the findings.
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What to Know About Prince Andrew, the Royal at the Center of the Epstein Scandal
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has found himself at the center of controversy surrounding his relationship with disgraced American financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died in an apparent suicide in a New York City federal jail in August. In an exclusive televised interview with the BBC at Buckingham Palace broadcast in…
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House releases testimony from official who overheard Trump call
David Holmes testified behind closed doors last week and will appear before the public Thursday
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What Democrats’ next witness, Alexander Vindman, really has to say
House Democrats are trotting out their star witness for Tuesday’s ­impeachment show, Lt.-Col. Alexander Vindman. He listened in on the July 25 phone call between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodomyr Zelensky, that is central to the Democrats’ case. They allege that Trump demanded Zelensky dig up dirt on the Bidens in exchange for...
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Carl Icahn urges U.S. SEC to "rethink" proposed rule change for proxy advisers
Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn on Monday urged the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to rethink a proposed rule change for proxy adviser firms, saying it would make activist investing "even more difficult and expensive to practice."
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It Is Actually a Big Problem for Republicans That They’re Losing Voters Who Eat Avocado Toast
There are a lot of people in formerly GOP-held suburbs that like lattes, brunch, and politicians that aren't overtly racist.
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Roger Goodell upset over Myles Garrett-Mason Rudolph fight
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell backed up the league’s decision to suspend Myles Garrett indefinitely after the Browns’ star whacked Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph on the head with a helmet last week. “It was in my view and I think our football people something that had to be dealt with very quickly and very firmly to...
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Rangers’ call-up Tim Gettinger could help fix penalty-kill problem
The Rangers broke even at five-on-five during their fruitless visit to Florida last week that produced regulation defeats in Tampa and Sunrise. But while scoring six goals at full strength against the Lightning and Panthers on Thursday and Saturday, respectively, the Blueshirts were outscored 7-0 on special (easy for you to say) teams. And so...
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Daughter of Britain’s ‘first gay dads’ is happy father is dating her ex-boyfriend
The daughter of Britain’s “first gay dads” spoke out about her parents’ split on Monday, saying she’s happy one of her dads has found love with her ex-boyfriend. Saffron Drewitt-Barlow, 19, is totally fine with her dad, Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, taking up with 25-year-old Scott Hutchison, who she used to be linked to, she wrote in...
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Apple's latest iOS 13 update fixes Mail, background download glitches
Less than two weeks after the last iOS 13 update, Apple is back with another minor tweak, this time raising the version number to iOS 13.2.3. iOS 13.2 was the most recent major update, when it added support for Deep Fusion photography and the AirPods...
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Stephen Miller has to go
Last week the Southern Poverty Law Center released a report that lays bare senior White House advisor Stephen Miller's support for white nationalism.
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What would it mean if Trump lied to Mueller?
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Capitol Hill prepares for busy impeachment week
The clock is ticking for Congress to complete both the impeachment inquiry and other key legislative items. CBSN political contributor Zeke Miller and Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Natalie Andrews join "Red and Blue" to discuss.
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Hong Kong’s crisis is a lesson in how Beijing honors its promises
“Dear world … Be aware or be next”: Those chilling words are the literal writing on the wall at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where roughly 600 pro-democracy protesters are locked in a violent standoff with police. For days, the protesters have managed to ward off cops, using bricks, slingshots, bows and arrows and homemade...
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Empty Businesses and Tough Times at the Other Border
Tougher immigration policies aimed at controlling the country’s southern border are also making it harder to cross up north.
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Valve announces 'Half-Life: Alyx', a VR game that is not 'Half-Life 3'
Grab a jacket if you're heading to Hell, because Valve is making Half-Life games again! Don't get too excited though — it isn't Half-Life 3. In the first post to Valve's verified Twitter account, the developer announced today that it will reveal a new game in the much-loved Half-Life series later this week: VR title Half-Life: Alyx. "We're excited to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, our flagship VR game, this Thursday at 10am Pacific Time," said the tweet. "Can't wait to share it with all of you!" Many fans can't wait to hear more about it either. Debuting with Half-Life in 1998, the video game franchise has maintained a massive and persistent fanbase despite its last game being released over a decade ago. Read more...More about Gaming, Video Games, Valve, Half Life, and Half Life Alyx
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CBA insurance arm pleads guilty to cold-calling offences: Australia watchdog
The life insurance arm of Commonwealth Bank of Australia pleaded guilty to 87 counts of breaching a law banning sales staff from making unsolicited calls to sell financial products, the country's corporate regulator said on Tuesday.
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11 gifts for your friend who’s still a big kid at heart
We all know someone who hasn’t quite let go of their childhood. And hey, we’d be lying if we didn’t admit the holiday period can bring out the inner child in us all.  As we are creeping closer and closer to the holiday period, it’s time to start thinking about what you want to buy for your family, friends, and that colleague you don’t really know but you pulled their name out for Secret Santa. From nostalgic video games to intense board games, we’ve put together some items you can give to those who are young-at-heart from as little as $20 to something a bit more expensive.   Read more... 1. Oculus Quest  More about Supported, Gift Ideas, Holiday Shopping, Brand X, and Lifestyle
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Al Sharpton’s ‘nonprofit’ deserves the same scrutiny as Trump’s
State Attorney General Letitia James was quite proud of herself for winning a $2 million judgment against President Trump for misusing his Trump Foundation charity. But surely the Rev. Al Sharpton’s nonprofit merits similar scrutiny. As The Post’s Melissa Klein and Georgett Roberts reported last weekend, Sharpton sucked in more than $1 million last year...
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11/18/19: Red and Blue
Several impeachment hearings slated for this week; Christine Pelosi on 'The Nancy Pelosi Way'.
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State Department official accused of padding resume resigns
A senior State Department official who appeared to have extravagantly padded her resume and to have touted a fake TIME ,agazine cover to bolster her standing has resigned, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
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Julius Randle’s soul searching leads to telling Knicks conclusion
Knicks coach David Fizdale and Julius Randle talked about New Orleans on Monday, and it wasn’t about beignets. Fizdale told Randle he had pored over tape from his breakout season with the Pelicans a year ago and assured him he was also bringing the ball upcourt then too. There’s been a lot of theories about...
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Don’t let politicians screw up the NYPD’s fight against subway crime
You can credit the NYPD for keeping the lid on major subway crime — but also worry about the rise in still-serious offenses underground. Indeed, those figures, first revealed in Monday’s Post, ought to move the city’s political leaders to join Mayor Bill de Blasio in welcoming Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s move to boost subway policing...
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