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How TikTok's 13-year-old pug Noodle teaches us about self-care and living life to the fullest

Noodle the 13-year-old wise pug has bestowed some valuable life lessons. Like sometimes, it's OK to just flop and rest.     
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Lions player honors Oxford shooting victim Tate Myre with jersey tribute
Lions safety Jalen Elliott paid tribute Sunday to the late Tate Myre, one of the four students killed in the school shooting at Oxford High School.
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Michigan school shooter’s parents aren’t showing ‘any remorse’ in jail, sheriff says
James and Jennifer Crumbley have appeared "sullen" in their separated sections of the Oakland County jail, Sherriff Michael Bouchard told MSNBC on Saturday.
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On GPS: Moderna CEO on vaccines versus Omicron
Noubar Afeyan, chairman and co-founder of Moderna, joins Fareed to talk about the new Omicron coronavirus variant.
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California burglars posing as landscapers target Asian-American homes, police say
Police in Torrance, Calif., issued a warning on Wednesday after multiple Asian-American homes in gated communities were robbed during recent weeks by suspects appearing to pose as landscapers.
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Complete college football bowl schedule for the 2021 season
The college football season in 2021 will wrap up with a postseason lineup of 43 games that will culminate with the national title game on Jan. 10.       
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10 Films You Probably Forgot Were Christmas Movies—and Where to Watch Them
From Santa season shark attacks to Christmas killer thrillers, here are some films that deserve a place in your December streaming list.
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On GPS: What happens if the Iran nuclear deal collapses?
Fareed talks with former State Department adviser Vali Nasr about the challenging road ahead for the Iran nuclear deal, after Iran resumed negotiations for the first time under its new president, Ebrahim Raisi.
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NFL players honor Tate Myre, the athlete who was killed in Michigan high school shooting
Tate Myre was one of four students killed in a Michigan school shooting. Here's how the Michigan Wolverines and NFL community are honoring him.       
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Vaccinated face ‘low’ risk at holiday gatherings despite Omicron: surgeon general
US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on Sunday said that vaccinated Americans can still gather for the holidays with "low" risk amid the spread of the concerning, new Omicron variant.
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Bob Dole, World War II veteran, senator and presidential nominee, has died at 98
Bob Dole, the World War II veteran, longtime senator and GOP presidential nominee in 1996, has died, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation said Sunday. He was 98. Major Garrett talks Dole's life and legacy.
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The Times' high school boys' basketball rankings
A look at The Times' top 25 high school boys' basketball teams in the Southland.
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Alabama’s ‘off’ season becomes ‘2-game season’ for No. 1 behind QB surgeon Bryce Young
Wasn’t this just a rebuilding year for the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide?
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I Worked at Rikers Island. The Vaccine Mandate Could Cost Lives | Opinion
According to City Hall, the Department of Corrections has the lowest number of vaccinated staff. And it's going to cost lives.
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Grimes seemingly shades ex Elon Musk in new song ‘Player of Games’
The newly released song seemingly takes several obvious jabs at the Tesla CEO, with lines like the "greatest gamer" who prefers to "sail away to space."
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Daughter Hid Mom's Corpse for Half a Year to Collect Social Security Checks: Police
Officers used a search warrant to enter her home and find the body after other relatives reported their concerns.
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At Rhizome, Live Skull and Thalia Zedek provide echoes of ’80s post-punk
A bristling alienation can still be heard, but opening band Bed Maker delivered a stronger example.
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Goodbye to Bob Dole, a great American and an even greater human being
He touched many people with his acts of kindness, including me.
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Bob Dole (1923-2021): War Hero and Republican Stalwart who Backed Trump
Robert Dole will remain widely admired, both for his military heroism and for his public service, one of the greatest Americans never to win the presidency.
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Days after school shooting, Rep. Thomas Massie posts family photo with guns, asks Santa for ammo for Christmas
US Rep. Thomas Massie is drawing criticism after tweeting a photo of him and his family holding guns in front of a Christmas tree, just days after four teenagers were killed in a school shooting in Michigan.
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Antonio Brown's future with Bucs in question after COVID vax card scandal: report
Antonio Brown’s future with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is up in the air after the veteran wide receiver violated the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols by using a fake vaccine card, according to a report.
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Marc Malusis leaves out Maggie Gray in addressing major WFAN shakeup
Three days after WFAN announced the end of "Moose & Maggie" as the station's midday show, one half of the show addressed the shakeup, without mentioning the other half.
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Bowl projections: Where will Notre Dame, Oklahoma State land?
Fighting Irish, Cowboys will have a prominent place on the schedule, but what might their matchups look like? We project all 42 of this year's bowls.       
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Ilhan Omar Confident Pelosi Will Take Action Against Boebert for 'Anti-Muslim Rhetoric'
Ilhan Omar also called House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy a "coward" and a "liar" for not condemning Boebert's remarks.
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Bob Dole Saw Every Stage of the GOP
When Bob Dole returned to the Senate in 1988 after the second of his three presidential defeats, he told the assembled crowd of staffers and supporters, “I am bloodied, but unbowed, as the poet said.” The famous quote from Invictus defined few American politicians of the 20th century as much as Dole, who died this morning at the age of 98.The son of Russell, Kansas, Dole was bloodied first on the European battlefield in World War II, when an artillery shell cost him a kidney, one of his shoulders, and the permanent use of his right arm. During a political career spanning nearly 50 years, he would serve for a decade as the Republican leader in the Senate, helping to usher in legislation reforming Social Security under President Ronald Reagan and the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act under President George H.W. Bush.But Dole fell short in all four of his bids for national office and held the unfortunate distinction of being the only man ever to lose campaigns both as the Republican nominee for vice president, in 1976, and president, in 1996. None of those defeats, however, pushed Dole out of the arena. He amassed seniority and power representing Kansas for four terms in the Senate, finally joining House Speaker Newt Gingrich as a foil to Bill Clinton before the young Democratic president ended Dole’s political career with a decisive reelection victory.Dole had resigned from the Senate to focus on the presidential campaign, but even after the loss he did not retire from public life. He became a television pitchman and a lobbyist for foreign governments. He was instrumental in the creation of the National World War II Memorial, which opened on the Mall in Washington in 2004. Three years later, President George W. Bush asked him to serve as a co-chairman of a bipartisan commission that sprung out of a scandal over the treatment of military veterans at Walter Reed Medical Center.Born in 1923, Dole was a star athlete in high school and played varsity basketball at the University of Kansas. He had been studying for a degree in medicine before enlisting in the Army during World War II. On April 14, 1945, Dole’s unit in the 10th Mountain Division was part of an offensive against German soldiers in Italy when he was hit by exploding shrapnel that shattered his right shoulder and left him unable to feel either of his arms. He spent more than three years recovering in hospitals, but the injuries left him permanently disabled. For the rest of his life, Dole could not tie his own shoes, cut his food with a knife, or lift up his young daughter. In public, he carried a pen in his right hand at all times, both to prevent his fingers from splaying and as a signal for people to shake his left hand instead.Dole went to college and law school on the G.I. Bill and entered politics in 1950, winning a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. He served a single two-year term before becoming a county attorney. In 1960, he won his first race for the U.S. House and after four terms, he moved up to the Senate, where he would stay for the next 38 years.Dole’s rise in national politics began in 1971, when he became chairman of the Republican National Committee. In 1976, President Gerald Ford had decided to replace Vice President Nelson Rockefeller as his running mate in a bid to keep conservatives from backing Ronald Reagan for the GOP nomination. Ford announced Dole as his choice on the first day of the convention. “I’m not sure what I can add to the ticket,” Dole said at his introduction, “but I’ll do the best I can.”Ford lost to Jimmy Carter, and Dole returned to the Senate. He made a brief foray into the 1980 campaign for the Republican nomination, but he finished far back in the New Hampshire primary and withdrew from a race that was dominated by Reagan and George H. W. Bush. Dole would go up again against Bush, then the sitting vice president, eight years later, and he made a much stronger showing. He won the Iowa caucuses and two other states before Bush overtook him in the South on Super Tuesday. The battle became heated, and during an interview with Tom Brokaw on NBC, Dole was asked if he had anything to say to his rival. “Yeah, tell him to stop lying about my record,” he snapped.By this time, Dole was already minority leader of the Senate, a perch from which he helped pass the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990. He rose to majority leader after the Republican wave of 1994, teaming—and occasionally battling—with Newt Gingrich to take on Clinton over health care, welfare reform, and government spending. Dole and Gingrich were not close, and he later recalled that he’d sometimes ask Clinton to deal with his Republican ally instead. “I'm not going to talk to him, you talk to him,” Dole would say to Clinton about Gingrich, he told GQ in 2012. “No, you talk to him.”There was little doubt Dole would seek the presidency in 1996. Republicans had been making a habit of nominating the man who had finished second the last time around, and Dole would continue the pattern. But there were hints of the GOP’s rightward shift to come, as conservative commentator Pat Buchanan surprised Dole by winning the New Hampshire primary. Dole also found himself hamstrung by the budget fight that shut down the government in early 1996, a standoff that would bolster Clinton. Five months later, he quit the Senate altogether as a signal to voters that he was all in for the presidency—that he had, in his words, “nowhere to go but the White House or home.”What Dole lacked in oratorical skills he made up for with a wry and often self-deprecating sense of humor. “Tomorrow’s the first day in my life I’m not going to have anything to do,” was how Dole started his concession speech after losing to President Bill Clinton in 1996. He also frequently referred to himself in the third person, a habit memorably satirized by Dan Aykroyd on Saturday Night Live. When Clinton awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom just a day before his second inauguration the following January, Dole stepped to the lectern and said, “I, Robert J. Dole, do solemnly swear...” the room erupted in laughter. “Sorry, wrong speech,” Dole deadpanned. Two years later, Dole took another spin in the national spotlight by becoming a spokesman for anti-impotency drug Viagra.By the 21st century, Dole was, like the man who defeated him in 1996, largely a political spouse. Dole’s first marriage ended in divorce, and in 1975, he married Elizabeth Hanford, who would go on to become a Cabinet secretary under two Republican presidents and head of the American Red Cross. She made a brief run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2000 and then followed Dole to the Senate in 2002, serving a single term representing North Carolina.In Dole’s later years, leaders in both parties would hold him up, along with Bush, his longtime GOP rival, as an emblem of a bygone era when politics wasn’t so personal, or partisan. But that legacy seemed to paper over Dole’s earlier image, first as a party chairman during the Nixon era and then during the 1976 campaign, as a political “hatchet man.” And he was very much a party man to the end. Dole dutifully backed GOP nominees in each of the five campaigns after his final run in 1996, including even Donald Trump, whose slashing personal attacks on his opponents clashed so sharply with the tenor Dole espoused. By the summer of 2016, Dole was nearly 93 and confined to a wheelchair, but he nonetheless was the only former Republican presidential nominee to attend Trump’s nominating convention in Cleveland.His influence within the party, however, had long since faded. In 2012, Dole urged Republicans in the Senate to ratify a United Nations treaty banning discrimination against the disabled. He had been wheeled onto the Senate floor by his wife, Elizabeth, herself also a former GOP senator. “Don’t let Bob Dole down,” Democratic Senator John Kerry implored his colleagues. But in the years since Dole had led the party, the GOP had drifted away from the internationalism embodied by his World War II generation, and concerns about U.S. sovereignty, antipathy toward the U.N., and opposition to agreements backed by the Obama administration prevailed. The treaty failed to gain the needed two-thirds majority, and Bob Dole was defeated one last time.
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Ernst calls on Biden to be 'very clear and very strong' in call with Putin as US concerns grow over Russian military activity near Ukraine
Republican Sen. Joni Ernst on Sunday urged President Joe Biden to be "very clear and very strong" in his upcoming call with Russian President Vladimir Putin as US officials grow increasingly concerned about a possible invasion of Ukraine by Russia.
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Trump-backed former Sen. David Perdue will announce primary bid against Georgia governor this week
He’ll take on incumbent Brian Kemp, who has been repeatedly attacked by the former president.
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On GPS: A South African Perspective on Omicron
Fareed discusses the Omicron coronavirus variant with Fatima Hassan, founder and director of the Health Justice Initiative in South Africa.
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Mario Cristobal next Miami head coach and why timing is perfect for Canes
Back in mid-November, when the Oregon Ducks still had eyes set on a possible national title push, some very influential boosters around the University of Miami football program identified Mario Cristobal as their leading candidate to become that program’s next head coach.
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What an America Without Roe Would Look Like
Legal abortions would fall, particularly among poor women in the South and Midwest, and out-of-state travel and abortion pills would play a bigger role.
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Israel Coy over 'Huge Explosion' at Iran's Natanz Nuke Site
A "huge explosion" shook Iran's main enrichment facility at the Natanz nuclear site on Saturday, the Islamic regime has confirmed, in what Tehran claims was part of a military drill.
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On GPS: The Taliban's inside job
The Wall Street Journal's Margherita Stancati tells Fareed how a network of undercover operatives helped the Taliban seize cities in Afghanistan earlier this year, as Stancati reported for the Journal
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The College Football Playoff will feature Alabama v. Cincinnati and Michigan v. Georgia
Alabama will play Cincinnati and Michigan will play Georgia in the College Football Playoff on New Year's Eve, as the college football season reaches its final stages.
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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 12/5
Hosted by Jane Pauley. In our cover story, Jim Axelrod looks back at the enduring popularity of the classic TV series "I Love Lucy." Also: Mo Rocca talks with the cast of "Being the Ricardos," a new film starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem; Tracy Smith sits down with Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio and writer-director Adam McKay to discuss "Don't Look Up"; Michelle Miller profiles "Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell; Elizabeth Palmer explores the legacy of entertainer Josephine Baker; Holly Williams interviews a woman who was victimized by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell; and Techno Claus (a.k.a. David Pogue) offers gift ideas for the gadget lovers on your holiday list.
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The timeline of events leading to Chris Cuomo's firing
CNN's Brian Stelter breaks down the events that led up to CNN's firing of Chris Cuomo.
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College Football Playoff field set: Alabama vs. Cincinnati, Michigan vs. Georgia
The four-team field has been chosen for the College Football Playoff, which will begin on New Year's Eve.
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Torrance police warn of burglars who appear to be targeting Asian American homeowners
Police are advising residents in central and eastern Torrance to be on the lookout for thieves posing as gardeners or landscapers.
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WARNING: Graphic photos of Dusko Todorovic's horrific injury
Dusko Todorovic didn't reveal until after UFC on ESPN 31 that he was struck by a car earlier this year while in his native Serbia.       Related StoriesUFC on ESPN 31: Official scorecards from Las VegasUFC on ESPN 31: Best photos from Las VegasPhotos: UFC on ESPN 31 official weigh-ins and faceoffs 
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Dusko Todorovic was struck by car in July, re-injured mangled foot while warming up at UFC on ESPN 31
It's not often that fighters detailing less-than-ideal circumstances encountered while training includes being struck by a vehicle.       Related StoriesDusko Todorovic was struck by car in July, re-injured mangled foot while warming up at UFC on ESPN 31 - EnclosureRob Font: 'I feel I can beat' Jose Aldo despite UFC on ESPN 31 lossRafael Fiziev 'didn't like many moments' in UFC on ESPN 31 bout, including TKOing a friend 
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Alabama, Michigan, Georgia and Cincinnati Make College Football Playoff
The semifinal games are scheduled for New Year’s Eve, with the national championship planned for Jan. 10 in Indianapolis.
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Illumina CEO explains what scientists are studying to determine if Omicron variant is more transmissible
Francis deSouza, CEO of Illumina, a company that identifies and tracks COVID variants through genomic sequencing, said Sunday that "we are in a lot different position than we were at the beginning of the pandemic" in figuring out where the virus and variants are.
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College Football Playoff: Alabama, Michigan, Georgia and Cincinnati are in
Alabama will play Cincinnati in one semifinal while Michigan will take on Georgia in the other semifinal. Both games will be played on Dec. 31.
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Former Senator Bob Dole has died at 98
Former Republican Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole has died, according to a statement released by his family. "Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep. At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years," the statement said.
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Mississippi to Get Near-Total Ban on Abortions if Roe v. Wade Overturned: Gov. Reeves
The state ban would automatically take effect if the case is overturned and prohibit all abortions except in cases of rape or to save the life of a mother.
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Bob Dole Lived With a Disability for Decades. Here’s How It Shaped His Life and Legacy
'Having a disability changes your whole life, not just your attitude,' Dole once said
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Alabama gets No. 1 seed in College Football Playoff, followed by Michigan, Georgia and Cincinnati
The Crimson Tide's dominant victory over Georgia in the SEC title game gave them the edge over Michigan, which easily handled Iowa in the Big Ten.      
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College Football Playoff: Alabama, Michigan, Georgia and Cincinnati make top 4
The College Football Playoff will feature Alabama, Michigan, Georgia and Cincinnati, the selection committee revealed Sunday.
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Live updates: Bob Dole death and reactions
Bob Dole, a Republican Party stalwart and presidential hopeful who espoused a brand of plain-spoken conservativism as one of Washington's most recognizable political figures, died Sunday at the age of 98. Follow here for live updates.
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Bob Dole Tributes Pour in After Former GOP Senator Dies at 98
"Senator Dole was an American hero, a statesman of the highest order & one of the greatest legislators of all time," wrote U.S. Senator Roger Marshall.
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