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Lego's Newest Sets Leverage the World's Most Popular Toy To Teach Kids Braille

A couple of years ago, design agency Lew’Lara\TBWA created a set of Lego-like bricks that used the plastic stubs to recreate the patterns that make up the braille alphabet. It was such a clever way to help encourage blind or visually impaired children to learn braille that Lego is officially releasing its own Braille…

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The obscure bargains in tricky fantasy baseball closers market
Drafting a closer/reliever is like going to Best Buy to purchase a DVD for your collection (yes, we’ve heard about that whole streaming thing, but play along): You have to know where to look in the store for the best deals. Being that this is a position that constantly changes throughout the season, you have...
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Smithsonian curators gather swag from political campaigns
The Smithsonian collection dates back to George Washington.
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Klobuchar: We have exceeded expectations in Nevada
Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar tells her supporters during a speech in Minneapolis that she thinks her campaign has exceeded expectations in the Nevada caucuses as votes are being counted.
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Packers retain stability in kicking game by re-signing Mason Crosby to three-year deal
Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby had one of this best seasons in 2019, connecting on 22 of 24 field-goal attempts (91.7%).       
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Bernie Sanders just won the Nevada caucuses
Sen. Bernie Sanders campaigns in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 21, 2020. | Patrick Semansky/AP Sanders is on a winning streak; he has now won two early states in a row. Bernie Sanders is on a roll. The independent senator from Vermont cruised to victory in Saturday’s caucuses in Nevada, where his campaign has been building Latino support for months. As of 7:30 Eastern, our partners at Decision Desk have called the race for Sanders. A win in Nevada helps solidifies Sanders’s frontrunner status; this is his second outright win in an early state after New Hampshire. Sanders also won the popular vote in the Iowa caucuses, and as of the latest recanvass of those caucuses’ convoluted results, he was essentially tied with South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg in Iowa state delegates — separated by 0.004 percentage points. Still, the race for delegates between Sanders and Buttigieg has been closer; they won an equal number of delegates in New Hampshire and Buttigieg currently has 23 delegates, compared to 21 for Sanders. Nevada’s win only bolsters his position as he heads into South Carolina and Super Tuesday. The southern state will test Sanders’s strength with black voters, a group he did poorly with in 2016, and who initially seemed eager to back former Vice President Joe Biden in 2020. Biden’s once-formidable lead in South Carolina has been shrinking, and there are signs Sanders is eating into Biden’s support among black voters; a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of black Democratic primary voters found 31 percent of supporting Biden and 29 percent supporting Sanders. Sanders’s win in Nevada could also be a good sign for him as we barrel toward Super Tuesday on March 3, when a massive chunk of delegates will be allotted. His campaign has put significant resources and energy into campaigning in California, a state with more than 400 delegates. “He’s done very well with Latino voters,” said Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), a national co-chair of the Sanders campaign. “He’s very strong in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. He’s strong in rural California. he’s campaigned and gone to place like Chico and Fresno and paid attention to the needs of central California, rural California.” How Sanders pulled off his win In 2016, Sanders came closer to winning the Nevada caucuses than anyone thought possible. Four years later, he retained much of that support. “He started with a nice little base,” said longtime Nevada Democratic strategist Billy Vassiliadis. “He carried over most of those average supporters he had four years ago. Those folks stayed active, they stayed loyal, they’re Bernie folks.” Sanders’s campaign didn’t take their 2016 advantage for granted this year. Even though Nevada is historically overlooked, Sanders started building an organizational machine in the state 10 months ago. By Friday, his campaign had knocked on 500,000 doors across the state’s 17 counties. “We canvass all day long ... we canvass, text, and call at all hours because we know people are home at different hours,” Sanders Nevada state director Sarah Michelsen told me recently. “I’m very confident in our program. We’re not taking anything for granted, and we’re not leaving anything on the field.” In a statement, Michelsen said the campaign has “built a turnout machine that will propel us to victory here in Nevada.” Mario Tama/Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters seen during a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 21, 2020. Sanders’s momentum out of New Hampshire also helped boost this large Nevada campaign operation attempting to turn out a diverse slate of voters. State and national polls show Sanders doing very well among Latino voters; a February Morning Consult national poll showed his support among these voters growing as Biden’s fell. One potential setback for Sanders was the powerful Culinary Union, a politically powerful hospitality workers union, which issued something of an anti-endorsement of Sanders’s Medicare-for-all plan, which they feared would mean the end of their union insurance. Even though it made its distaste for Sanders’s plans clear, the union didn’t take the extra step of endorsing one of his competitors. It stayed neutral in the race, especially after Biden’s lackluster performances in Iowa and New Hampshire, Nevada politics experts told Vox. “If the Culinary were really really mad at Bernie, they would have endorsed Biden and gone all out for Biden,” said Jon Ralston, editor of the Nevada Independent. “Even if they had done that, I’m not sure they would have been able to stop Bernie.” A Nevada win solidifies a key part of Sanders’s national strategy Going into 2020, the persistent questions dogging Sanders campaign was whether he could build a more diverse coalition and expand on his 2016 base of young voters and progressives. The Latino vote was a key part of that expansion. Latino voters are a natural fit for Sanders; they tend to be younger and more progressive, and have ties to organized labor. The idea of young Latinos flocking to a 78-year-old white man from the rural state of Vermont can seem a bit odd. But many of Sanders’s Latino supports have an affinity for the gruff politician who hasn’t changed his progressive stances for the past 30 years; the’ve nicknamed Sanders “Tio Bernie.” John Locher/AP Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez meets with supporters after a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders in Las Vegas on December 21, 2019. Familiarity is also a key component. In 2016, Sanders was just introducing himself to Latino voters; now he’s a known entity. “Harry Reid unlocked this system in Nevada where you have a young population, you have a population that is integrated into labor unions, and Reid uses particularly labor unions to get Latinos out to vote,” Stephen Nuño-Perez, senior analyst for the Latino polling firm Latino Decisions, told me in a recent interview. “This is the playbook, and it’s a natural fit for Sanders’s style of how he envisions politics.” With a recent Univision analysis showing Latino turnout doubling in the 2018 midterms in eight states — including Nevada, California, Texas, Florida, and New York — Latinos are a fast-growing portion of the American electorate. But community leaders have also long complained about the Democratic Party and candidates failing to engage with them. Chuck Rocha, a senior adviser for the Sanders campaign who oversees Latino outreach, says he’s ensuring Sanders won’t make that mistake. “As a chief adviser, I’m going to do what we have demanded campaigns do through generations of being taken advantage of,” Rocha told me. “We went to the community, listened to the community, hired the community, and we ... invested early in that community.” With the South Carolina primary looming, Sanders has to focus on shoring up support among black voters in the South. Still, building on his Latino support in states like California, Colorado, and Texas will be just as critical on Super Tuesday.
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Environmental groups want cows corralled to protect jumping-mouse habitat
Federal authorities are accused of failing to keep livestock out of Arizona wetlands, damaging a rare-mouse species habitat.
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Philip Haney, DHS whistleblower, found dead, police say
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whistleblower Philip Haney was found dead in Amador County, Calif., on Friday, according to local authorities.
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WATCH: Bernie Sanders has early lead at Nevada caucus
Democratic rivals appear to be battling for second place ahead of Super Tuesday.
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A lost history, recovered: Faded records tell the story of school segregation in Virginia
One teacher’s lament: “All we have left is dirt and that doesn’t half burn.”
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Bellator Europe 7 results: Leah McCourt takes decision in Dublin headliner
Northern Ireland's Leah McCourt battled all the way to the scorecards with Judith Ruis to score her third straight win in Dublin.       Related StoriesAfter Bellator 239 win, Denise Kielholtz says she's one win away from a title shotBellator 239 victor Kyle Crutchmer wants Dillon Danis next: 'I think he needs to get his ass whooped'Written off, but victorious, Timothy Johnson says there's more to come after upset win at Bellator 239 
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Jake Matthews def. Emil Meek at UFC on ESPN+ 26: Best photos
Check out these photos highlighting Jake Matthews' unanimous decision win over Emil Meek at UFC on ESPN+ 26.        Related StoriesSong Kenan def. Callan Potter at UFC on ESPN+ 26: Best photosKai Kara-France def. Tyson Nam at UFC on ESPN+ 26: Best photosAngela Hill def. Loma Lookboonmee at UFC on ESPN+ 26: Best photos 
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Narbonne, Palisades advance to City Section Division I championship game
Gauchos defeat Granada Hills; Palisades takes down No. 1-seeded View Park
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President Trump warns Democrats of Russian election meddling
President Trump is finally taking reports of Russian election meddling seriously - warning democrats "be careful of Russia" - but only as it pertains to possible Democratic opponent Bernie Sanders. Bofta Yimam reports.
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Bernie Sanders takes early lead in Nevada caucuses with support from young liberals
Senator Bernie Sanders jumped out to an early lead at Saturday's Nevada caucuses - the first 2020 contest in a diverse state. Early entrance polls showed Sanders drawing much of his support from young, liberal Democrats. The rest of the field trails by a significant amount. Coming into Nevada, Pete Buttigieg has won the most national delegates, with Sanders close behind. Nikole Killion reports.
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3 dead, more than a dozen injured after bus rolls off California freeway
Three people were killed Saturday when a bus rolled over on a California interstate. The accident occurred in Fallbrook about an hour north of San Diego. More than a dozen people were injured. Marin Austin reports.
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What’s next for the Democratic presidential candidates?
Many of the Democratic presidential candidates didn’t stay in Nevada as voters caucused in the first-in-the-west contest Saturday. Most have already left and moved on to campaign in Super Tuesday states. Ed O'keefe has more on what’s ahead.
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Watch: Nevada Bernie Sanders Supporters Will Not Commit to Supporting Bloomberg
Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will not commit to supporting Michael Bloomberg (D) if he becomes the Democrat Party nominee, and one supporter warns that voter turnout will suffer if the Democrat Party stiff-arms Sanders in the event of a brokered convention.
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Clint Eastwood signals support for Mike Bloomberg
Look like he made his day. Veteran Hollywood star Clint Eastwood appeared to back Mike Bloomberg for president of the United States. “The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there,” Eastwood told the Wall Street Journal Friday. Though he supported Mitt Romney in 2012, Eastwood had cooler thoughts on the...
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Florida bill calls for minors to get written consent for abortion
Florida lawmakers have passed a bill that would require minors to have written parental consent to obtain an abortion. Right now, parents or legal guardians must be notified — but don’t have to provide their consent. If Gov. Ron DeSantis signs the bill, a doctor who performs an abortion without notarized written consent and proof...
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RJ Barrett taking Zion Williamson hype to the next level
Already dominating the NBA, Zion Williamson is “not even 75 percent” of what he will become at this level, according to RJ Barrett. The former Duke teammates faced each other in the Rising Stars game during All-Star weekend, and the Canadian-born Barrett said he believes Williamson is just getting started. The No.1 overall draft pick...
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"CBS Weekend News" headlines for Saturday, February 22, 2020
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Weekend News with Reena Ninan."
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From one-time Chinese capital to coronavirus epicenter, Wuhan has a long history that the world had forgotten
From the 19th century, Wuhan regularly appeared in the international press and, as a trading hub it impacted the lives of people in the West. But after the Second World War that history was forgotten.
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Latino caucus-goers overwhelmingly supported Bernie Sanders in Nevada, according to entrance polls
Sen. Bernie Sanders has a wide lead over other candidates with Latino support in Nevada, according to entrance polling.        
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Sanders Won the Union Scorecard That Mattered
The campaign’s message on health care resonated with culinary workers.
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Iranians desperate for cash turn to selling their organs
Dozens of notes stuck to an abandoned building opposite a hospital in Tehran tell a devastating story: Iranians who have fallen on hard times are offering to sell their organs for cash. “I’m a 37-year-old who is ready to sell my kidney because of debt and financial problems,” read one note, which included a phone...
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At least one dead in small plane crash in Hawaii
At least one person died when a single-engine plane crashed Saturday morning at a general aviation airport on the north shore of Oahu in Hawaii, according to a flight school
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After striking out as a ballplayer, Brandon Wood finds peace amid family in Montana
Power-hitting Angels prospect Brandon Wood was supposed to become the next Cal Ripken, but he couldn't handle the pressure. He found contentment far from Anaheim.
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Chinese authorities putting healthy people in field hospitals
CNN's David Culver gets a glimpse inside a field hospital designed to contain the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, where some of the people jammed inside are perfectly healthy.
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Bernie Sanders has commanding lead in Nevada caucuses
Bernie Sanders has a commanding lead in the final choice in the Nevada caucuses and seems likely headed for a win. As in Iowa, the state party is slow to tabulate official results. CBS News director of election and surveys Anthony Salvanto joins CBSN to discuss the results.
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Bubble watch: Which teams damaged tournament hopes, bolstered credentials?
Providence, Memphis, Arkansas pick up big wins, while Purdue, Mississippi State hurt cause.       
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Nevada caucus results don't mean victory, or defeat, but may indicate lifespan
Nevada caucus results are not about numbers, but momentum, and making a case that a candidate can win the national Democratic base.        
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Rep. Garamendi on Biden's latest claim: 'Don't we all tell stories' with 'more flavor than actually occurred'
Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's surrogate, on Saturday dismissed the latest controversy involving an unverified story the former vice president told claiming he was arrested in South Africa trying to free Nelson Mandela from prison.
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Where Yankees stand with Luis Severino, James Paxton injuries
TAMPA — With the Yankees’ fingers firmly crossed that Luis Severino’s upcoming battery of tests on the right forearm, which begin Monday, don’t uncover a serious problem, they received positive news on James Paxton’s progress from back surgery earlier this month. According to Paxton, he has increased his rehab workload following the Feb. 5 procedure...
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Country singer Lindsey Renee Lagestee of Dixie Crush dies at 25
Lindsey Renee Lagestee, the 25-year-old lead female vocalist of the country music band Dixie Crush, died days after being hit by a car on her way to a Valentine's Day performance in Chicago, the band said on Facebook.
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Some precincts report Nevada caucus phone lines jammed
Several Nevada precinct chairs are experiencing busy signals when they are trying to report voting results. CNN's Dianne Gallagher has more.
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Powerball Drawing For 02/22/20: Saturday Jackpot is $60 Million
The Powerball jackpot for 02/22/20 is $60 million, with a cash option of $42.5 million. The drawing will be held at 11 p.m. ET on Saturday.
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Steve Irwin's family honors the 'Crocodile Hunter' on what would have been his 58th birthday
Steve Irwin, lovingly remembered as the one and only "Crocodile Hunter," would have turned 58 on Saturday.
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Lori Vallow faces extradition hearing after arrest in Hawaii
Vallow's two children haven't been seen since September.
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Baby Yoda busting out at Toy Fair New York
What’s cute, green and everywhere you look at Toy Fair? Adorable little Baby Yoda — the breakout star of the Disney+ streamer “The Mandalorian,” has stolen the hearts of “Star Wars” fans across the galaxy and soon will bombard those fans with countless products. The 117th annual Toy Fair New York opened its doors Saturday...
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Joe Maddon expects prospect Jo Adell to get loud for many years to come
New Angels manager Joe Maddon rewards players with 'I GOT LOUD' T-shirts when they make impressive contact. He expects prospect Jo Adell to get loud in the future.
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Courtside server spills tray of drinks at Portland game months after LeBron knocked her over
Being a server can often be a thankless job, but for Katy Stevens, it can also get pretty messy.
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Inside a Nevada Democratic caucus: Cookies, calm and no Iowa-level data malfunctions
The Nevada caucuses largely avoided Iowa's issues, as evidenced by a day in Carson City where citizens came to both caucus and stump for their candidate.        
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Judge dismisses lawsuit by Charlottesville rally organizer
 A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the leader of a white nationalist rally that ended in violence in Charlottesville, Virginia
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China's Hubei province reports 630 new coronavirus cases on February 22
China's central Hubei province had 630 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Saturday, the province's health commission said on Sunday, up from 366 new cases the previous day.
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Sarah Lawrence ‘sex cult’ victim overdosed while working for alleged leader
One of the female victims of the alleged cult founded in a Sarah Lawrence dorm room nearly overdosed in North Carolina while under leader Larry Ray’s spell, according to a new report. The woman, identified as “Yalitza,” was found unconscious from an apparent drug overdose in a Staples parking lot in sleepy Southern Pines, after...
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Harrison Ford reveals successful marriage secrets: 'Don't talk'
Come June, Harrison Ford and wife Calista Flockhart will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. Now, "The Call of the Wild" star is revealing to his fans the key secrets to a lasting marriage.
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Local digest: D.C. gives voters the wrong primary date
A roundup of news from the Washington region.
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Mets’ grind begins after day of new beginnings
PORT ST. LUCIE — New beginnings. Jeff Wilpon was given the key to the city Saturday morning as the “new’’ improved Clover Park was opened by the Mets with a 5-3 loss to the Marlins on a windy but pleasant 69-degree day. Down in Jupiter, the split-squad Mets lost 2-0 to the Cardinals, but this...
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