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Tufts University student dies after choking during hot dog eating contest
Madelyn "Madie" Nicpon, 20, a standout athlete and student leader for Suffern High School Class of 2019, died at a Boston hospital a day after she fell unconscious at an off-campus charity fundraiser.
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CBS Evening News, August 18, 2020
Postmaster general suspends USPS changes until after 2020 election; America marks 100 years of voting rights for women.
Seahawks claim Jacob Eason off of waivers from Colts, bringing QB back to where he played college football
Indianapolis had expressed hope in getting Jacob Eason back on the practice squad, but the Seahawks took that decision away.
CBS Evening News, August 17, 2020
Democrats kicking off virtual convention as Biden leads Trump in latest polls; Aesha Ash makes history at NYC's School of American Ballet
World's last Blockbuster store is holding a 90s-themed slumber party
The world's last Blockbuster video store is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime 90s-themed sleepover for only $4. The store manager of the Oregon location is converting it into an Airbnb for three nights in September, and lucky guests can watch movies or play video games in a makeshift living room — complete with a sofa bed, VCR cassette player and free snacks. Reservations are only for local customers to thank them for their support.
Conor McGregor: MMA fighter accused of unprovoked attack by Italian DJ
An Italian DJ claims he suffered a number of injuries following an alleged altercation with MMA fighter Conor McGregor.
How Kamala Harris impacts Biden's campaign
CBS News political contributors Terry Sullivan and Jamal Simmons join "CBS This Morning" to talk about how Senator Kamala Harris impacts the presidential race.
Artemi Panarin joins Mike Zibanejad on Rangers’ top line
Artemi Panrin will be playing on the left side of Mika Zibanejad on the Rangers' top line on Thursday night against the Predators. Chris Kreider will be on the right side.
Coronavirus leads to unexpected reunion between two half sisters after more than a half century
A bad break and surprise case of the coronavirus led to one unlikely reunion more than a half century in the making. Chip Reid shares the story of two long-lost siblings whose family is now reunited after decades of searching.
UN Ambassador Calls for Sanctions on North Korea After Missile Tests
"Each new advancement of the DPRK's weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs destabilizes the region and threatens international peace and security," the ambassador said in a statement.
Recent spike in coronavirus cases in nursing homes blamed on testing delays
Industry groups are raising concerns about a spike in coronavirus cases in nursing homes. A woman whose mother died from the virus in an Idaho facility wants answers about her mother's care in her final days. David Begnaud reports.
Scott Peterson denied bail ahead of re-sentencing for murder of wife and unborn son
Scott Peterson, who murdered his pregnant wife in 2002, was denied bail ahead of a December hearing where he will be re-sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
Florida family files lawsuit after 8-year-old arrested for allegedly hitting teacher
Police body camera video, released this week, shows police officers in Florida arresting an 8-year-old boy with special needs at his school in 2018. The officers try to handcuff the boy, but his hands are too small. His family is now filing a lawsuit. The boy was charged with felony battery, but the case was later dropped. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
Astros use big sixth inning to reclaim ALCS control over Red Sox
BOSTON — Fenway Park transformed into a morgue Wednesday evening, and these Red Sox must pull off one heck of a feat in order to turn this place back into a ballpark before next spring. The Astros, presumed deceased just two days prior here, placed themselves in the American League Championship Series driver’s seat with...
University suspends fraternity activities after freshman found unresponsive
The University of Missouri has suspended all fraternity activities after a freshman was found unresponsive Wednesday after a frat party and taken to the hospital.
WaPo gives claim Biden IRS will 'spy' on bank records '3 Pinocchios,' says will 'monitor' sum of transactions
The Washington Post released yet another so-called "fact-check" defending the Biden administration, this time addressing the uproar over the proposal for the IRS to heavily monitor bank transactions.
Photos: Netflix employees walk out in protest of Chappelle comedy special, transphobic remarks
Demonstrators began arriving outside the Netflix office on Vine Street in Los Angeles about 10 a.m. Wednesday and chanted, "Trans lives matter."
Harry Styles Spent His Quarantine Binge-Watching ‘RHOBH’, Just Like The Rest Of Us
And how the Housewives celebrated his birthday!
Alex Caceres 'not necessarily impressed' with Seungwoo Choi ahead of UFC Fight Night 196
Alex Caceres didn't know much about Seungwoo Choi when the matchup was offered to him for Saturday's UFC Fight Night 196 event.       Related StoriesAlex Caceres 'not necessarily impressed' with Seungwoo Choi ahead of UFC Fight Night 196 - EnclosureGrant Dawson apologizes to Ricky Glenn, feels bad for comments ahead of UFC Fight Night 196Grant Dawson apologizes to Ricky Glenn, feels bad for comments ahead of UFC Fight Night 196 - Enclosure
David Bakhtiari's return to practice is 'a shot in the arm' for the Green Bay Packers
For the first time since tearing his ACL on Dec. 31, All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari practiced with the Green Bay Packers.
Tawny Kitaen's cause of death revealed
The '80s video vixen died on May 7 at her home in Newport Beach, California. She was 59.
Broncos' Von Miller on having 'great game' against Browns offensive lineman: 'I’m going to kill him'
Denver Broncos star Von Miller isn’t messing around this week leading up to the team’s Thursday night matchup with the Cleveland Browns. Miller had a blunt message for his opponent.
U.S. surpasses 5 million coronavirus cases
Parents are worried about sending their children back to school in the fall as schools nationwide are facing reopening challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic. Manuel Bojorquez has the latest.
Biden to announce running mate soon; Trump campaign launches bus tours in key states
Joe Biden is expected to announce his running mate this week ahead of next week's Democratic convention. This comes as the Trump campaign is launching a pair of bus tours featuring family members, campaign surrogates and local political figures. CBS News 2020 campaign reporters Nicole Sganga and Bo Erickson join CBSN's "Red & Blue" with the latest on the 2020 race.
Guiliani gets roasted on social media for his portrayal of a past president
Rudy Giuliani used a filter to make himself look like Abraham Lincoln in an odd attack on Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the reaction the ad is receiving.
CBS News Battleground Tracker: Biden leading in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
The latest CBS News Battleground Tracker estimates Joe Biden with a slight lead over President Trump in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. CBS News director of elections and surveys Anthony Salvanto joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" to break it down.
Trump pushes forward with executive action on economy despite legal questions
President Trump signed several executive actions on Saturday to address the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, as Congress remains stalemated over another relief bill. Politico White House reporter Meridith McGraw join CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss the legal and political controversy.
Hospitals set up virtual sessions with therapy dogs
Americans owe so much to our essential workers who've stepped up during the pandemic. That includes some of our four-legged best friends. Chip Reid reports.
California mom who allegedly threw drunken sex parties for teens in Silicon Valley-area home denied bail
A woman accused of throwing drunken parties for her son and his friends in her Silicon Valley-area home where teenagers were encouraged to engage in sex acts, sometimes non-consensual, was denied bail Wednesday in her first court appearance.
Lebanese prime minister resigns amid protests over deadly blast
Lebanon's prime minister and his entire government stepped down on Monday, following public outrage over the explosions in Beirut that killed at least 160 people last week. But even their resignation didn't put an end to the protests. Imtiaz Tyab reports.
JoJo Siwa and Kylie Prew reportedly break up amid ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Siwa and Prew, also 18, had only recently made their red-carpet debut as a couple last month, at the premiere of the "Dance Mom" alum's new film “The J Team.”
Police bodycam videos raise questions over George Floyd's treatment in police custody
In Minneapolis, a judge released the full bodycam videos from two former officers charged in the death of George Floyd. The footage raises new and troubling questions about how he was treated in custody. Mola Lenghi reports. (Warning: The video is graphic and disturbing.)
Bill Clinton says he is 'on the road to recovery' following hospital release
Former President Bill Clinton provided a video update on his condition after he was released from a California hospital where he had been admitted days earlier for an infection.
Biden expected to announce running mate this week
Our new CBS News Battleground Tracker poll shows President Trump trailing Joe Biden by six points in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, two of the key 2016 swing states that helped vault President Trump into the White House. This comes as Biden is expected to announce his pick for a running mate this week. Ed O'Keefe reports.
Search for survivors after deadly Baltimore gas explosion levels homes
A gas explosion destroys three homes in a Baltimore residential neighborhood, killing at least one person and injuring six others. Kris Van Cleave reports.
Trump defends executive orders to extend financial assistance to Americans amid pandemic
President Trump is defending the executive orders he signed over the weekend and says that they will help out-of-work Americans and others facing financial problems during the pandemic. Weijia Jiang reports.
Today in History for October 21st
Highlights of this day in history: Thomas Edison perfects workable electric light; Anthrax scare claims first of two U.S. postal workers in Washington, DC; Britain wins Battle of Trafalgar; Actress and author Carrie Fisher born. (Oct. 21)
Women lawmakers balancing work and child care amid pandemic
Some women lawmakers in Congress are working from home and taking care of their kids. Their experiences are shaping the legislative response to child care issues during the coronavirus pandemic. CBSN political reporter Caitlyn-Huey Burns and CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe join CBSN to discuss the measures.
Astros silence Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS, one win from punching World Series ticket
The Astros silenced the Fenway Park crowd and cruised to a 9-1 win over the Red Sox in ALCS Game 5 to get within one win from the World Series.
A closer look at the impact and constitutionality of President Trump's economic executive actions
As questions abound in Washington about the president's executive actions signed this weekend, Major Garrett explains the impact they could have on millions of Americans financially struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. He also weighs in on questions over their constitutionality and whether the orders could force Congress to compromise on a stimulus bill.
Nation's unemployment rate falls to 10.2% as economy adds 1.8 million jobs in July
The economy added 1.8 million jobs in July, dropping the unemployment rate to 10.2%. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the numbers and whether a second wave of layoffs is expected at small businesses.
New York attorney general’s office sues National Rifle Association
New York Attorney General Letitia James held a press conference announcing the state’s lawsuit against the National Rifle Association. Jeff Pegues reports.
No deal: Democrats and White House negotiators clash over coronavirus relief bill
After a more than three-hour meeting, Democrats and White House negotiators still don’t have a deal on coronavirus relief for nearly 30 million Americans. The president is now threatening to take executive action if the two sides can’t come to an agreement. Weijia Jiang reports.
8/12: Red and Blue
Biden and Harris make first appearance together; Dems demand U.S. Postal Service investigation
8/10/20: Red and Blue
Pres. Trump facing bipartisan backlash; Previewing the Democratic National Convention
‘Squid Game’ Episode 6 Recap: For All the Marbles
This is Squid Game's most intense and emotionally taxing episode to date.
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Correspondent, Istanbul
CBS Evening News, August 14, 2020
Postal Service warns it might not meet mail-in voting deadlines; 96-year-old man continues journey to become oldest person to run coast-to-coast