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How to move on from a prison record when you’re looking for work

Spend 20 minutes with 36-year-old Ashish Prashar and you’ll find it hard to believe that he was ever incarcerated. The Upper West Side executive’s resume includes not only his current job as global head of communications at Publicis Sapient, a 20,000­-employee technology firm, but also stints as press secretary to UK prime minister Boris Johnson...
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New, potentially ‘significant safety concern’ identified with second phase of Silver Line
Metro raises concerns about the design of the critical automatic train control system.
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Trump rips Gov. Cuomo over plan to slow-walk a COVID-19 vaccine in New York
WASHINGTON — President Trump skewered Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday after he threatened to slow-roll a COVID-19 vaccine in New York — telling the Democrat he should have trusted his guidance on nursing homes, too. “Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York wants to put New York at the END of the Vaccine List in that...
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Netflix’s ‘Father of the Bride’ Reunion Has Viewers in Tears: “Openly Weeping”
The Banks family came together for a very 2020 Father of the Bride special that had some fans feeling nostalgic.
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Buffalo police no longer required to wear names on their uniforms
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said the decision was designed to prevent people from sharing officers' personal information on the internet.
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New York mom's homeschool co-ops grow amid pandemic
"I feel like there's a myth out there that only stay-at-home parents can homeschool their children," Tiffany Pierce said. "Well, that's not true."
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Some Democrats worry millions flowing from super PACs prioritize White swing voters over minorities
A prominent Democratic donor is urging groups to change course as the election nears.
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Maryland man sentenced to jail after holding large gathering, authorities say
A Charles County man was convicted of violating an emergency virus order, records show.
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Hundreds of cans of Spaghetti-O's sent to mom and daughter with autism
After a girl with autism lost access to her favorite food during a pandemic, kind neighbors stepped in to help. Steve Hartman reports for "On The Road."
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2 Live Crew rapper Uncle Luke blindsided by wife’s divorce filing
“It’s mind-boggling, hurtful, and a total surprise. I never intended to get married to get divorced.”
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Embrace the darkness: Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin on movies Hollywood doesn't want to make
Former collaborators Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin each have new movies. Campos made Netflix's 'The Devil All the Time,' while Durkin has IFC's 'The Nest.'
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As fossil fuel jobs falter, renewables come to the rescue
"People don't realize it, but there is a 100% renewable revolution going on right underneath our feet."
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Drew Barrymore gets emotional in talk-show reunion with ex-husband Tom Green
Actress Drew Barrymore reunited with ex-husband Tom Green on her talk show Friday after not speaking to him face to face for about 15 years.
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'Power Book II' focuses on 'the journey of African-American youth'
"Power Book II: Ghost" showrunner Courtney A. Kemp says the 'Power" sequel focuses on "the journey of African-American youth in our country…in an academic setting" while the original series was set in a post-Barack Obama America. (Sept. 25)       
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Analysis: Trump mocks Biden's campaign style
The two presidential candidates are only a few years apart in age, but Trump's effort to paint Biden as a sleepy candidate is a strategy to get ahead in battleground states. (Sept. 25)       
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Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb appear on Sunday's "Face the Nation"
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state at U.S. Capitol
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life was celebrated Friday at the U.S. Capitol. It was an unprecedented tribute that affirmed her place in the nation's history, as mourners bore witness to her courage, tenacity, and strength. Jan Crawford reports.
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NYC outdoor dining will be 'permanent and year-round,' de Blasio says
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that the city’s Open Restaurants Program would become permanent.
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Two people stabbed in Paris near former headquarters of Charlie Hebdo
A stabbing attack in Paris left two people hospitalized in critical condition. The attack occurred near the former office of Charlie Hebdo, and authorities are investigating the assailant's ties to Islamic extremist groups. Charlie D'agata reports.
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‘I hate you’: Allen Iverson unloads on mysterious media personality
Allen Iverson is talking about a beef — not a misunderstanding, he’s talking about a beef — but he’s leaving it up to the imagination to figure out which television personality it involves. The Hall of Fame point guard went on Showtime’s “All the Smoke” show recently and brought up an unnamed talking head he seriously...
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Breonna Taylor's family demands to see evidence from grand jury trial
Breonna Taylor's family is demanding to see the evidence that Kentucky's Attorney General presented to the grand jury who decided to not bring charges over her death. Meanwhile, Louisville and other cities across the country are bracing for more unrest. Jericka Duncan reports.
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3 Orthodox Jewish men die of COVID-19 hours after arriving at NYC hospital
All three men were fatally ill with the disease by the time they sought treatment at the Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park.
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The True Victors of Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination
When President Donald Trump announces tomorrow that Amy Coney Barrett is his nominee for the Supreme Court, he will be effectively declaring victory. In 2016, Trump offered a horse trade to American conservatives: In exchange for their votes, he promised to appoint judges who would champion their interests. This nomination will be yet another chance for Trump to remind his supporters that their bet paid off, conveniently timed just a few weeks before Election Day. While Trump may see this nomination as a boon to his reelection campaign, the true victors are the leaders of the conservative legal movement, who built the sophisticated machine in Washington that made this moment possible. With most of America’s institutions, from Congress to the executive branch, locked into a state of dysfunction and partisan bitterness, the Court has become the ultimate venue for the parties to fight out controversies and entrench their power. Barrett’s nomination is the culmination of a decades-long strategy to advance judges steeped in a conservative judicial philosophy that tends to favor limited government regulation of businesses, produce skepticism of abortion rights, and promote an expansive view of religious liberty. If Barrett is confirmed, a new 6-to-3 conservative supermajority will be poised to determine Americans’ rights for a generation. (The president is expected to formally announce her selection tomorrow evening.)The strategy of the conservative legal movement is basically a long game of cultivating personnel. “You know the saying that Hillary Clinton had in her book, ‘It takes a village to [raise a child]? The Republican version of that is, ‘It takes 30 years to grow a Supreme Court justice,’” Jack Balkin, a law professor at Yale, told me. Starting in the 1980s, a group of conservative intellectuals, including the future Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, began developing networks to train and connect young law students inclined toward a conservative judicial philosophy. This elite class of lawyers then fanned out across firms, think tanks, academia, and government, creating a “conveyor belt of bright, qualified, conservative judges,” Balkin said.[Read: Is this really the end of abortion?]Amy Coney Barrett is a luminary of this movement. Unlike the other justices currently on the Supreme Court, she never attended an Ivy League school, but she scored two of the top clerkships available to promising young conservatives, working for Judge Laurence Silberman on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and Scalia on the Supreme Court, who saw her as one of his favorite clerks. Scalia’s methods of judicial interpretation were a huge intellectual influence on Barrett. “She’s committed to tethering herself to the text, history, and tradition of the Constitution and [trying] to discern its original understanding,” O. Carter Snead, a professor of law and political science at Notre Dame and Barrett’s former colleague, told me.One of the watchwords of the conservative legal movement is judicial restraint—an allergy to what adherents describe as judicial activism that leads judges beyond the text of a statute or the Constitution to a preferred policy outcome. “Judges are not supposed to be politicians” or impose “their preferred ideology or their preferred religious preferences,” Snead said. Barrett appears to share this view. “The public should be absolutely concerned about whether a nominee for judicial office will be willing and able to set aside personal preferences,” she said during an interview with a former student of hers at Hillsdale College last year. “That’s not a challenge just for religious people. That’s a challenge for everyone.”Barrett’s ability to set aside her religious views as a Catholic has been a matter of intense debate since she was nominated to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017. “The dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern,” Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California said during Barrett’s confirmation hearing, questioning whether she would uphold the precedent of abortion rights set in Roe v. Wade. An ugly war has already begun over Barrett’s participation in a charismatic community in South Bend, Indiana, and whether that should be a factor in her Supreme Court confirmation hearings.The irony of this debate is that it obscures the philosophical commitments that explicitly shape who Barrett would be as a justice. Article VI of the U.S. Constitution prohibits any religious test from being imposed on candidates for office. We cannot know how Barrett’s Catholicism shapes her views, and moreover, it is likely unconstitutional for senators to consider that in evaluating her fitness for the job. But it is clear that her involvement in the conservative legal movement has definitively shaped her approach to the law.Abortion would be by far the most controversial issue up for consideration by a Supreme Court with a conservative supermajority. A number of cases already in the pipeline to the high court could lead to significant restrictions on abortion rights around the country. But conservatives also see opportunities in other areas of the law: expanding the boundaries of religious freedom, for example, as well as scaling back bureaucrats’ ability to determine government policies. Specific laws, most notably the Affordable Care Act, are at direct risk of being struck down; a challenge to the health-care law is scheduled for oral arguments just a few days after the election.In recent years, conservative justices have joined the liberal wing of the Court for decisions on highly contested issues, from legalizing same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges to protecting the status of young undocumented immigrants in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. The biggest advantage of having six Republican-appointed justices on the Court is that conservatives can “seek review in the Supreme Court, and not have to worry about 5-4 decisions,” Boyden Gray, who served as White House counsel to George H.W. Bush, told me. The new conservative supermajority “promises a revolution in doctrine,” Balkin said. “But that’s too strong a word, because, in fact, doctrine has been changing markedly over the course of the last 30 years.”[Caitlin Flanagan: Will Democrats fail the Amy Coney Barrett test?]For all they may claim neutrality, Supreme Court justices are political creatures, who tend to follow their ideological leanings when big decisions are at stake. Over time, the Court has gradually become more favorable to conservative judicial philosophies. Even Justice Elena Kagan, who was appointed by Barack Obama, has said so: “We’re all textualists now,” she declared. Barrett’s nomination, then, is not the beginning of a new era on the Supreme Court. It is the ratification of a long-standing trend. Thirty years ago, the movement could not claim this kind of dominance. Democrats tanked Robert Bork, one of the early advisers of Yale’s chapter of the Federalist Society, at his 1987 Supreme Court confirmation hearings. David Souter, who joined the Court in 1990, was later reviled by conservatives for steadily becoming more liberal over his tenure. Now, every conservative who makes it to the federal bench is a known entity. “For all the candidates since then, they’ve all had records where you can get a pretty good picture of how they would deal with tough, national issues,” Gray, who worked on Souter’s appointment, told me.By the time Trump ran for the president in 2016, the conservative legal movement was firmly established in Washington. Trump presented an opportunity. In exchange for leaders in the movement doing the hard work of compiling and vetting potential judicial nominees, the president would hold open the door for a parade of judges committed to conservative judicial philosophy. Many voters believed this deal made Trump worthy of their support: In exit polls, a quarter of those who backed Trump said the Supreme Court was their chief motivation. Trump has secured more than 200 appointments to federal courts and circuit courts of appeal, along with two Supreme Court justices so far. He kept his end of the bargain.Trump is clearly hoping another Supreme Court seat will give him a much-needed popularity boost as he continues to lag behind Biden in polls. (He has also said that he expects the Court will determine the outcome of November’s election.) It’s not clear that the coming confirmation battle will ultimately push Trump over the edge with voters, however. Democrats are issuing dire warnings about the future of the ACA in swing states, where they believe they have the advantage. The top leaders of the conservative legal movement are all-in to help the president get reelected. But they may have already gotten what they wanted out of Trump. Four more years of this president would seem short compared to the lifetime appointment of 48-year-old Amy Coney Barrett. No matter what happens in November, the conservative legal movement won.
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Judge Orders Church Service Outside Planned Parenthood to Move
A judge ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood in its lawsuit against a church community that holds a service outside the abortion facility.
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Reboots and revivals of classic TV shows on the way
Some of your favorite nostalgic TV classics could be coming back to the small screen. CNN's Chloe Melas has more on some reboots and revivals on the way.
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What's on TV Saturday, plus Sunday Talk: 'Falling for Look Lodge'
What's on TV Saturday, Sept. 26, plus Sunday talk shows: Movie "Falling for Look Lodge" on Hallmark; college football; MLB baseball; Stanley Cup Final
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Dominick Reyes, Jan Blachowicz don't deserve to live in shadow of Jon Jones after UFC 253 | Opinion
Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz won't be able to avoid Jon Jones talk anytime soon, but their legitimacies shouldn't be questioned.        Related StoriesUFC 253 predictions: Who's picking upsets in Adesanya-Costa, Reyes-Blachowicz title fights?UFC 253 free fight: Jan Blachowicz breaks Luke Rockhold's jaw, spoils divisional debutDiego Sanchez reacts to Conor McGregor's push for fight: Fans will be 'begging' for it after UFC 253 
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'Daily Show' mocks Virginia gov's COVID diagnosis as proof virus 'disproportionately affects Black people'
"The Daily Show" had some fun at the expense of Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Friday after he announced that he and his wife had tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Reports: Donald Trump Intends to Pick Amy Coney Barrett to Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Several media outlets are reporting that President Donald Trump will, on Saturday, announce that he will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be the next Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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U.S. surpasses 7 million COVID-19 cases
The United States surpassed seven million reported cases of the coronavirus on Friday, more than any other country. Just days ago, the U.S. topped 200,000 deaths. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
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Trump plays coy on Barrett pick for Supreme Court
President Donald Trump played coy about his pick for the Supreme Court, but Republicans are expecting him to announce that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House Saturday. (Sept. 25)       
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Massachusetts town bands together to help feed a girl with autism
A mother in Attleboro received hundreds of cans of SpaghettiOs from kind neighbors.
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Sir David Attenborough becomes fastest to reach 1M Instagram followers
Attenborough's first post was a video of himself warning about environmental disasters.
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TikTok or Not, Gen-Z Voters are Mobilizing to Show up on Election Day
First-time voter Elise Joshi joined TikTok about a month ago to help get the word out about climate change. But it was her video that landed on the app’s “For You” page about why she’d be “happily voting for Joe Biden” in November that racked up more than 500,000 views. This year probably wasn’t what…
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Watch live: Trump holds rally in Newport News, Virginia
CBS News' Battleground Tracker currently shows Trump trailing Biden by double digits in Virginia.
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Florida lifts all coronavirus restaurant restrictions statewide
"There will not be limitations," Governor Ron DeSantis said Friday.
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Amid massive covid-19 outbreak, Virginia prisons accused of failing inmates again
The ACLU of Virginia claims officials have violated for a second time a May settlement of a lawsuit over coronavirus in prisons.
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Gregg Williams defends Jets’ practice habits after players’ critique
Practice? We’re still talking about practice? NBA legend Allen Iverson’s infamous 2002 plea was still lingering in the air Friday, as Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams pushed back against comments made earlier in the week by safety Bradley McDougald and linebacker Avery Williamson that the team’s defensive practices have been “slow” and “not crisp,” contributing...
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‘Family Guy’s Cleveland Brown to be voiced by YouTube star Arif Zahir
“Family Guy” has a new voice for its beloved Cleveland Brown.
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How Trump's favorite phrase upended the week
The fight over the Supreme Court seat left empty by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg nearly eclipsed everything in Washington this week ... until President Donald Trump's own comments set off major concerns ahead of Election Day.
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18 parking meter solar panels found ‘intentionally damaged’ in NYC
The total damage will cost the city $14,000 to repair, cops said.
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Poll: More Disapprove of Black Lives Matter Protests than Approve, Support Plunges from 54% to 39%
Support for Black Lives Matter has plunged from 54 percent to 39 percent, and those who disapprove of the movement now outnumber those who approve it, according to a poll released by the ORC on Friday.
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NYC Elections boss blasts Carranza in flap over school poll sites
Elections executive director Michael Ryan said his staff had been working "very closely" with Department of Education officials for months about the designation of early voting sites amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court: sources
President Trump plans to announce that Amy Coney Barrett will be his nominee to the Supreme Court to fill the seat vacated by death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sources told Fox News.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Sneakerheads’ On Netflix, Where A Reformed Sneaker Collector And His Enabler Buddy Chase A Huge Score
Allen Maldonado, Andrew Bachelor and Jearnest Corchado star in a comedy about a guy who wants out of the sneaker game and the buddy who gets him in deeper.
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Barack Obama Endorses Democrat Who Would be First Transgender State Senator If Elected
"In 2020, I've been endorsed by the man I was proud to vote for and work for," Delaware state senate candidate Sarah McBride tweeted about her endorsement by former President Barack Obama.
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New Jersey students seen mocking George Floyd in racist photo
A photo showing two New Jersey high school students apparently mocking the police death of George Floyd has been circulating on social media. The photo shows one shirtless student wearing a red “Make American Great Again” hat and a police badge on a chain pinning his knee to the back of the neck of another...
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Undecided voter: I'm afraid to have Trump in office for 4 more years
CNN's Jeff Zeleny speaks to voters in Wisconsin, where President Donald Trump won by less than one percentage point in 2016, about the upcoming 2020 presidential election as some consider flipping to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
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Hear Amy Coney Barrett talk about nominating a Justice during an election
According to multiple senior Republican sources, President Donald Trump has indicated he will nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
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