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Kaapo Kakko’s diabetes may keep him from Rangers if NHL returns
Rangers president John Davidson says he promises to listen to science when it comes to the safety of his players amid the NHL’s plans to open club training facilities for small-group workouts. With Kaapo Kakko, who has Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease, on the roster, Davidson said there has been extensive discussions internally regarding...
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New Yorkers stranded in Costa Rica on ‘adventurous’ third date
Matt Robertson and Khani Le matched on Hinge in February.
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San Clemente removes controversial beach fencing amid pressure from county sheriff
Access will be a little easier for beachgoers visiting San Clemente this week after city leaders voted to reopen parking lots and remove fencing that prompted community outcry and a stern rebuke from the county's top law enforcement official.
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Benjamin Crump: When will African Americans have the right to self defense?
Breonna Taylor's boyfriend tried to stand his ground, but got charged with a crime instead.        
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Gowdy calls for 'national conversation' after George Floyd death, says riots 'ain't gonna accomplish nothing'
Former prosecutor and congressman Trey Gowdy, a Fox News contributor, reacted to the death of George Floyd following his arrest by Minneapolis police Thursday by contrasting his treatment with that of South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof. 
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Madonna posts video of son dancing to Michael Jackson to ‘honor’ George Floyd
"Brutal murder travels around the world."
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Tracee Ellis Ross: Style Diary
Whether she's rocking a red carpet or rolling up to a fashion show, Tracee Ellis Ross knows how to keep things fresh with her one-of-a-kind style.        
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Video involving Denzel Washington and police goes viral after George Floyd's death
Following George Floyd's death, a video of Denzel Washington assisting in a situation involving an African-American man and police has gone viral.        
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Travel ban lifted in El Dorado County but Lake Tahoe tourism still prohibited
El Dorado County lifted its nonessential travel ban Wednesday but state officials will keep Lake Tahoe off limits
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Minnesota calls in National Guard to quell unrest over black man's death in police custody
Minnesota's governor activated the National Guard on Thursday to help restore order following two days of violent protests in Minneapolis over the death of a black man seen in graphic video gasping for breath as a white officer knelt on his neck.
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***Live Updates*** George Floyd Protests Rage in Minnesota
Violent protests continue to flare up in Minneapolis and St. Paul as the state responds to the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer placed his knee on Floyd's neck while handcuffed. 
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Together, We Grieve: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's bonus coronavirus podcast for May 28
As the coronavirus' death toll in the U.S. surpasses 100,000 victims, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a moment to reflect on this tragic milestone and commemorate those we've lost.
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Mark Teixeira: MLB should be back, but owners better not ‘break’ union
Mark Teixeira said he was “cautiously optimistic” Major League Baseball and the Players Association would come to an agreement in the coming weeks to allow for there to be an abbreviated season. But the retired Yankee added if the two sides don’t come together, there could be dire consequences for the sport. “I would hate...
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Shots Fired at George Floyd Protest in Denver, Colorado
Shots rang out at a Thursday protest at the Colorado State Capitol where demonstrators gathered after the death of George Floyd.
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Variety gives annual ‘Power of Women’ event frontline-worker spin
Robin Roberts will host the program on Lifetime and Facebook on June 9.
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Half of coronavirus cases in Washington state are under the age of 40
The coronavirus is moving from older to younger residents in Washington state. Half of the confirmed cases in Washington by early May are under the age of 40, marking a significant shift from the early outbreak of the virus when that age group accounted for just 33 percent of sick residents, according to a new...
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Wife who lost her husband: This is how I get through the day
CNN's Erin Burnett speaks with Maura Lewinger two months after her husband Joe, who was 42-years-old, died from coronavirus.
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Donald Trump is Waging War on Vote-By-Mail. The Facts Don’t Support It
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson doesn’t follow the President of the United States on Twitter. She was sitting in her basement office eating breakfast May 20 when her staff called to inform her that Donald Trump had called Benson a “rogue Secretary of State,” accusing her of mailing ballots to Michigan voters (in fact,…
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Report: Darren Till vs. Robert Whittaker verbal agreements in place for July 25 UFC event
The UFC is close to finalizing the rebooking for Darren Till vs. Robert Whittaker, which was originally slated for UFC Dublin.        Related StoriesGilbert Burns says Tyron Woodley overconfident entering UFC on ESPN 9: 'He's going to be shocked'Mackenzie Dern liked the pressure of being undefeated but her mindset remains strongTanner Boser vs. Philipe Lins added to UFC's June 27 lineup 
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China is embracing a new brand of foreign policy. Here's what "wolf warrior" diplomacy means
There is a new brand of diplomacy taking hold in Beijing and its chief architects have a suitably fierce nickname to match their aggressive style -- they are the "wolf warriors."
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Michigan ‘welcome’ signs are anything but amid coronavirus
Welcome to Michigan — not. Two electronic billboards at the Indiana border are urging travelers to think again before driving into the Wolverine State so long as coronavirus lockdowns are in place. “NOW ENTERING MICHIGAN,” they read. “REALLY? YOU’RE SURE ABOUT THIS?” Drivers leaving Michigan are treated to an equally snarky message. “The Great State...
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Spain nursing home ravaged by coronavirus managed by company that 'didn't give a da--,' nurse says
An Associated Press investigation into a 160-bed nursing home where 42 died revealed widespread cost-cutting for years leading up to the pandemic and a series of questionable decisions at the height of the crisis. That included the facility’s top doctor admonishing workers for weeks not to wear masks, and allowing six crucial days to pass before complying with a government order to separate the sick from the well.
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Colin Kaepernick speaks out on George Floyd case
Colin Kaepernick reacted to the death of George Floyd, and the violent protests that came in the days after, on social media Thursday. It was the first comments Kaepernick made since Floyd died in an officer-involved incident in Minneapolis on Monday. Video released from the arrest showed an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck while he...
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George Floyd protests in NYC turn violent, several arrested
New York City police arrested multiple demonstrators Thursday in violent protests that followed the death of a man in police custody in Minnesota earlier in the week, according to local reports.
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Jim Hanson: Trump’s social media executive order is justified – protects free speech, combats censorship
President Trump was right and justified Thursday to sign an executive order calling for new regulations to strip legal liability protections from social media companies that censor posts and engage in political conduct on their sites.
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In the NY Gilgo Beach killings, remains identified 20 years later
For years in the Gilgo Beach, New York multiple victim investigation, she was "Jane Doe #6." On Thursday, New York's Suffolk County Police Department confirmed the remains of Valerie Mack, a 24-year-old Philadelphia mother who went missing in 2000.
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House Republicans escalate proxy-voting fight with bill to deny pay to lawmakers who participate
A group of House Republican lawmakers introduced a bill Thursday that would withhold pay for members of Congress who vote by proxy, as the battle over how measures are voted on amid the coronavirus pandemic continues to intensify.
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Is T.J.Maxx recession-proof?
T.J.Maxx's business model is built on shoppers treasure hunting for bargains. Here's why the brand could be a rare retail winner after the pandemic.
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This is not the America I want to pass down to my children
Bakari Sellers, reacting to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, writes that it is disappointing to see the vitriol and racism that his father tried so hard to eradicate looming over the next generation.
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NBC allegedly tells reporters not to use word 'riots' in George Floyd coverage
NBC News came under scrutiny Thursday for allegedly telling its reporters to refer to the events in Minneapolis this week as "protests" and not "riots," according to one of its anchors.
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Australian man acquitted after 2 allegedly enter wrong home with machetes for 'sexual fantasy,' scare stranger
Two men snuck into a bedroom with machetes after being hired to carry out a stranger's sexual fantasy of being tied up in his underwear and stroked with a broom, only to discover they had got the wrong address.
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Trump signs executive order aimed at removing legal protections for social media companies
President Trump has long accused social media companies of political bias and on Thursday, he took a major step in paring down their legal rights. CBS News' Natalie Brand reports from the White House and Syracuse associate professor of communications Jennifer Grygiel joins CBSN's Lana Zak to explain why the order may not be what it seems.
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How having cancer can put Covid-19 patients at higher risk of dying
Patients whose cancer was getting worse or spreading were more than five times more likely to die in the space of a month if they caught Covid-19, researchers told a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology this week.
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America really doesn’t need Silicon Valley to get into the fact-checking biz
No American, not even the president, has a right to a social-media account. Tech firms are free to ban any user they see fit. They’re free to “fact-check” anyone and enforce their policies consistently or capriciously. They’re free to do all these things. Even if they shouldn’t. This week, after years of pressure from the...
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NHL recognizes Presidents' Trophy, scoring title and goaltending award winners
With the regular season officially over because of the coronavirus outbreak, the NHL recognized the winners of three season awards Thursday.
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Millions of service workers don't qualify for unemployment
Millions of service workers, who rely on tips to make a living, are finding that their base pay is too low to qualify for unemployment benefits amid the pandemic. CBS News MoneyWatch producer Irina Ivanova joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss her reporting.
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Trump’s executive order on social media is legally unenforceable, experts say
President Trump announcing his executive order on social media in the oval office on Thursday | Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Legal experts say the executive order is largely toothless — but it could set a symbolic precedent about government censorship of the internet Despite President Donald Trump’s threats that Republicans might shut down social media companies in retaliation for fact-checking his tweets, the executive order he signed on Thursday unsurprisingly doesn’t come anywhere close. Even in the order’s more limited scope, legal experts say it will be difficult to enforce. Trump’s new order aims to limit social media companies’ legal protections if they don’t adhere to unspecified standards of neutrality. It comes just two days after Twitter fact-checked two of his tweets that made misleading claims about voting by mail in the 2020 elections. “Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Trump followed up by threatening to “strongly regulate social media companies” or close them down altogether, and cautioned that a “big action” is coming. The order calls for limiting protections that a law called Section 230 offers tech companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google by not holding them responsible for what users post on their platforms. (Recode’s Sara Morrison explains everything you need to know about Section 230 here.) To do this, the order tasks regulators at the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission to create new rules that could pull back some of those protections, potentially opening them up to a litany of lawsuits for libel, defamation, and other complaints. “Currently, social media giants like Twitter receive an unprecedented liability shield based on the theory that they are a neutral platform, which they are not,” Trump said in the Oval Office on Thursday. “We are fed up with it. It is unfair, and it’s been very unfair.” The order specifically mentions Twitter six times — more often than its bigger and arguably more influential competitors Facebook and YouTube. It argues that companies like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube “are engaging in selective censorship that is harming our national discourse” that allegedly favors certain political viewpoints over others. Some conservatives have long argued — without real evidence — that social media platforms are biased against their politics. Critics — including reportedly, some of Trump’s most conservative advisors — have warned the order could set a dangerous and unconstitutional precedent that the President can use executive powers to effectively censor companies for political reasons.Many legal experts say the order is largely toothless and will be challenged in court. “The most obvious thing I would say about this order is that it’s not enforceable — it’s kind of a piece of political theater,” Kate Klonick, a professor of internet law at St. John’s University told Recode (Klonick was speaking about a draft of the order which was similar to what ended up being signed on Thursday). Still, the order is being viewed as a symbolic threat to social media companies, particularly as they continue to grapple with moderating contentious speech. Conservatives accusing the social media companies of liberal bias point to times when these platforms have banned conservative figures, such as far-right commentator Alex Jones and right-wing activist Laura Loome, after they repeatedly violated the sites’ harassment policies. Many liberals, meanwhile, have argued that these platforms aren’t doing nearly enough to moderate the conspiracy theories, hoaxes, and politically misleading content shared on their sites — such as President Trump’s Facebook ads that purported to be links to the US census but instead directed people to a survey for his reelection campaign. After Recode and others reported on the misleading ads, Facebook eventually took them down. Another unintended side-effect of Trump’s executive order could impact his own tweets: Tech companies might become “more aggressive about policing messages that press the boundaries,” as The New York Times reported, to protect themselves from being sued without the protection of Section 230. “This is a hopeless quagmire to enter,” Former FTC chairman Bill Kovacic, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, told Recode. Kovavic said the order presents immediate legal challenges, and that the bipartisan FTC and FCC will likely be hesitant to enforce this. “There should be conservatives objecting too, because what happens if a future President who’s a Democrat gets tired of listening to Fox — or can’t stand the National Review anymore?” The FCC and the FTC did not immediately respond to a request for comment. As I previously explained, aside from getting the FTC and FCC onboard, Trump also has serious challenges ahead in trying to enforce this order, primarily because it arguably violates the First Amendment. [T]he First Amendment does not limit Twitter, Facebook, Google, or any social media platform. It limits the government, not private companies, from infringing on people’s freedom to say what they please. That means you can’t go to jail for, say, blogging unfounded conspiracy theories about the Illuminati, but you can get kicked off a social network — just like you could get fired from your job for lying or for saying something racist to a colleague. Ironically, it’s actually Trump — not Twitter — who is wading into unconstitutional territory here. If Trump were to try to shut down social media companies in retaliation for Twitter’s fact-check of his tweets, that would be a clear violation of the First Amendment. It would be sure to invite a fierce legal challenge and would signal an alarming attempt by the president of the United States to wield his executive power against one of the most fundamental rights in this country. Trump can, however, try to get legislation passed that would selectively culltech companies’ legal protections unless they follow certain standards of neutrality, and his executive order tasks the Attorney General to draft a proposal for such a law. But Democrats — some of whom have also been pushing for reform to Section 230, though not in the way Trump is suggesting — would need to also get on board in order to tally enough votes to pass the legislation through the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. In the meantime, the big question is what happens next for social media companies. Will they start to roll back the new policies they’ve incrementally put in place around policing hate speech, harmful posts, and misleading information? “I don’t think [social media companies] will change their content moderation policies overnight. It really depends how the public reaction to executive order is,” said Klonick. Twitter and other companies could “play a little bit of chicken,” to see if people pursue legal action against them — or they could try to seek a court injunction to stop enforcement of the order. Twitter declined to comment and Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Race intensifies for Iowa Senate seat
With 35 seats up for election in the U.S. Senate in 2020, Democrats have their eyes on several states as they look to gain control in November. In Iowa, incumbent GOP Senator Joni Ernst faces a tough reelection bid as her approval ratings dip. Brianne Pfannenstiel, chief political reporter at the Des Moines Register, speaks with CBSN about the contested race.
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PPE fee means patients could pay more at dentist's office
As dental offices across the country resume services after closing their office doors during the pandemic, they have new guidelines from the American Dental Association to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. 
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NHL's Bettman touts 'comprehensive plan' for 24-team Stanley Cup playoffs after coronavirus shutdown
National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman told "Special Report" Thursday that his league has crafted a "comprehensive plan" for players to resume personal training and gear up for a special 24-team tournament Stanley Cup playoff tournament that will be held in two "hub" cities to be determined.
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What's on TV Friday: 'Haircut Night in America'; coronavirus
What's on TV Friday, May 29: 'Haircut Night in America'; coronavirus; TV talk shows; movies on TV
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Detroit Lions' Taylor Decker: 'I'm not really worried about' the coronavirus
Detroit Lions offensive tackle Taylor Decker has spent most of his time working at the gym near his home in Arizona, which has been open throughout the entire coronavirus pandemic.
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U.S.-China tension to push Asian shares lower in choppy trade
Asian shares were set to dip in choppy trade on Friday as worries about worsening U.S.-China ties offset the fillip from hopes massive government stimulus can jump-start the world economy.
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Halsey says she’s studying to take the bar exam
"Law is fun but hard."
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The pandemic is changing how much frozen food we buy
Pantry-loading has extended into freezer-stuffing in the pandemic, and that means frozen food items like Stouffer's Lasagna, Hot Pockets and Marie Callender's pies are flying off shelves.
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When it comes to reopening, it’s not health vs. wealth — it’s health vs. health
An extended “lockdown cure” may kill far more Americans than COVID-19. That sobering reality underpins the Trump administration’s strategy to work with America’s 50 states to get the nation back to work as quickly and safely as possible. When little was known about the virus in March, the prudent course was to lock down all...
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Trump says right-wing voices are being censored. The data says something else
President Donald Trump has angrily complained this week about social media companies, repeatedly accusing them of censoring conservative voices and going as far as to sign an executive order Thursday seeking to limit their power.
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Trump blasts twitter fact-check, calls for tougher regulations
President Donald Trump said he will introduce legislation that may scrap or weaken a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook. Gavino Garay has more.
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