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Preserving Americans' home movies

Before YouTube, images of American life were documented in home movies. David Turecamo reports on the history of film footage that captured countless Baby Boomer childhoods, and on the Center for Home Movies, an organization devoted to preserving these cultural artifacts.
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Petri Dishes with Alexandra Petri (April 27 | 11 a.m. ET)
Humor columnist Alexandra Petri takes your questions and comments on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
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George Floyd's Brother Defends Las Vegas Raiders Tweet After Team Faces Backlash
In response to the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, the football team tweeted, "I CAN BREATHE 4-20-21."
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Portland protests post-Derek Chauvin guilty verdict result in 2 arrests, bike officer punched in head
Portland was rocked by violent demonstrations Tuesday – even after a Minnesota jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd.
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Watch: Soyuz space capsule returns from International Space Station
A Soyuz space capsule landed in Kazakhstan on Tuesday night. CBS News space consultant Bill Harwood joins CBSN with more.
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More than 1 in 7 American kids diagnosed with ADHD
More than one in seven American kids gets diagnosed with ADHD. Alan Schwarz, author of the book "ADHD Nation" joins CBSN with more on the history of the disorder and its current role.
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Bill Cosby gets June 2017 court date
Comedian Bill Cosby was back in court Tuesday. A judge set a tentative trial date for June 5, 2017. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has more.
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Full Video: Trump holds rally in Greenville, N.C.
Donald Trump addressed a wide range of topics during a rally in North Carolina, but focused mostly on job growth. Trump also came down on Clinton's health by regularly questioning her strength and well-being after her coughing fit during a recent rally. The Clinton campaign has claimed the cough was due to allergies. Watch Trump's full remarks here.
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Psaki cuts off reporter when pressed on Biden’s culpability for ‘systemic racism’
Biden described the US as systemically racist in an address to the nation Tuesday night after the Chauvin verdict.
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10 fattest states in America
A new report conducted by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks state-by-state obesity rates in the United States, and the results are pretty grim.
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Why Apple’s latest gadget is catching the attention of antitrust regulators
Apple’s Air Tags, which go on sale later this month, seem pretty similar to Tile’s item-tracking devices. | Apple Apple’s new AirTag looks and works a lot like the trackers produced by Tile. On Tuesday, Apple announced the release of AirTag, a small, electronic tracker people can attach to keys, a piece of luggage, or anything, really, and then use Apple’s Find My system to find that item. For Apple fans, it’s another handy product. But for Tile, the maker of a similar tracker, the long-awaited announcement is another sign of Apple’s anticompetitive behavior. Tile is once again encouraging Congress to take a closer look at Apple ahead of a Senate antitrust hearing, where Tile’s general counsel, Kirsten Daru, will testify alongside executives from Spotify, Match, Google, and Apple. The hearing comes as Apple has repeatedly been accused of anticompetitive behavior due to its requirement for all iOS apps to be distributed through Apple’s App Store, where Apple takes a commission for sales. But in the case of the new AirTags, the criticism goes further. Tile says that Apple is not only creating hardware that’s similar to its own, but is also designing Apple software in a way that favors its own products and disadvantages Tile’s products. “We welcome competition, as long as it is fair competition,” said CJ Prober, Tile’s chief executive officer, in a statement soon after Apple’s AirTag announcement. “Unfortunately, given Apple’s well-documented history of using its platform advantage to unfairly limit competition for its products, we’re skeptical.” Apple AirTags, which go on sale at the end of April, do what Tile’s products have done for a while: keep track of things. The new trackers use Bluetooth technology to locate these lost items. AirTags also feature the U1 chip, which uses ultrawide band technology for more precise object location. This approach — and even the physical design of the trackers — is very similar to what Tile’s been doing for years. Tile also uses Bluetooth to locate objects, and the company is in the midst of launching ultra wideband capabilities (along with an augmented reality feature) on its trackers. One big difference between the new AirTags and Tile trackers: Tile relies on Apple to keep its location-tracking tools running smoothly in the Apple App Store and iOS, but not the other way around. Tile has long argued that Apple unfairly designed its mobile operating system, iOS, and the Find My app to favor of its own location-tracking tools. Tile did not respond to Recode’s request for comment ahead of Wednesday’s hearing. Apple, for its part, has pushed back against this criticism. “Apple created Find My over a decade ago to help users locate and manage lost devices in a private and secure way,” the company told Recode in a statement. “We have always embraced competition as the best way to drive great experiences for our customers, and we have worked hard to build a platform in iOS that enables third-party developers to thrive.” The standoff between Apple and Tile has been years in the making. Rumors emerged back in 2019 that Apple was working on a tracker system that would compete with Tile’s products. Daru, Tile’s general counsel, told Congress last January that Apple was making it harder for users to connect their iPhone to Tile devices by requiring permissions in iOS 13.5 that were buried in settings and also prompting users to turn off those permissions after the devices had been set up. Daru also claimed that Apple’s Find My app competed with Tile’s own app. Tile sent a letter to European authorities accusing Apple of anticompetitive behavior, saying that iOS 13.5 was built to favor Apple’s Find My app over Tile’s app, among other complaints. Apple “strenuously” denied the allegations. Following the volley of lawyer letters, Apple announced last summer that it would be launching a new program that would enable third-party trackers to work with its Find My app. But it wasn’t until early April of this year — two weeks ahead of the AirTags launch — that Apple finally updated the Find My app to allow it to work with third-party devices. It’s not clear how lawmakers or regulators will react to this update. The argument that Apple unfairly nudges users toward the Find My system over Tile’s system has gotten traction in Congress in the past, however. An expansive House antitrust report from last October claimed that “Apple’s service would require companies like Tile to abandon their apps and the ability to differentiate their service from Apple’s and other competitors” and put companies like Tile “at a competitive disadvantage.” In advance of Wednesday’s hearing, Sen. Amy Klobuchar called Apple’s announcement of AirTags “timely,” telling Reuters “that this is the type of conduct that we’ll be talking about at the hearing.” Open Sourced is made possible by Omidyar Network. All Open Sourced content is editorially independent and produced by our journalists.
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Netflix needs a Next Big Thing
Netflix is synonymous with streaming, but its competitors have a distinct advantage that threatens the streaming leader's position at the top.
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New poll: Trump leads Clinton 45 percent to 43 percent
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are targeting each other's trustworthiness in the final sprint to Election Day. In a new poll, Trump has a narrow lead over Clinton. CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett joins CBSN with the latest on Trump's rising poll numbers.
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Bernie Madoff: Inside the life and death of the 'snake oil salesman'
Fox Nation's new special "Death of a Snake Oil Salesman" explores how Bernie Madoff orchestrated the largest investment fraud in Wall Street history.
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Clinton camp concerned about tightening race?
With just nine weeks to go until Election Day, the presidential race is heating up. And in a new poll, Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton 45 percent to 43 percent. CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes joins CBSN with more on Clinton's declining poll numbers.
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U.S. Capitol shows off new look
The touch-up job inside the U.S. Capitol dome is now complete. The great rotunda reopened Tuesday after a 13-month, $97-million renovation. Scott Pelley reports.
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Serena Williams makes history at U.S. Open
Serena Williams won her 308th Grand Slam match at the U.S. Open on Monday, breaking Roger Federer's record. It's just the latest accomplishment that proves Williams is one of the best tennis players of all time -- woman or man.
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His Predecessors Dodged Race. Biden Embraces It
This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday. I don’t think I’m that old. But I’ve followed presidential candidates through the ethanol fields of Iowa and apple orchards of New Hampshire enough times to remember when most…
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Prostitution will no longer be prosecuted in Manhattan
The district attorney dismissed 914 past cases under its new policy, along with 5,080 cases for loitering for the purpose of prostitution.
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Australian Reporter Says There Is 'No Room' in China for Journalists Who Contradict Ruling Party
"In China, there's no room for any opinion that does not match that of the Chinese Communist Party," Michael Smith said, after being forced to flee China in September while working for Australian media.
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Fox settles Gretchen Carlson lawsuit
Fox News has reportedly agreed to pay Gretchen Carlson $20 million dollars, after the former television host filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox CEO Roger Ailes. Politico media reporter Hadas Gold joins CBSN with more details on the settlement.
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Biden wants to convince the world America can be trusted on climate change
President Joe Biden speaks about climate change issues at the White House on January 27. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images It’s going to be a tough sell. President Joe Biden’s administration has quite the pitch to 40 nations at this week’s global climate summit: Yes, America hasn’t truly led on climate change recently, but we will now and into the future. Trust us. Senior administration officials spoke with reporters on a Wednesday call ahead of two days of remote meetings featuring world leaders like Biden, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. While they didn’t confirm reports that the US hopes to cut emissions by 50 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, they did answer Vox’s question on why other nations should trust America to keep its climate promises — given the US government has swung wildly on climate policy depending on who the president is. One of the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity per the White House’s guidelines, offered an illuminating — though not entirely convincing — three-part answer. It makes clear that the Biden administration could struggle to convince other nations that the US really is trustworthy as a climate leader, regardless of what the president and his team say. First, this official said that climate change is a global problem that other nations must, and therefore will, address. “We’re No. 2 in the global emissions ... But at the same time, currently we’re at about 13 percent, so the rest of the world’s going to have to act, and they know that,” the official said. Of course, that’s more an argument for why nations should take climate change seriously, not necessarily America’s moves to curb its effects. Second, countries shouldn’t read too much into the last four years of President Donald Trump, who abruptly pulled the US out of the Paris climate accord and appointed fossil fuel lobbyists to run America’s environmental agencies. Despite Trump falsely claiming climate change is a hoax fabricated by China, state and local governments and even businesses didn’t necessarily follow Trump’s lead, and still pushed to cut their carbon emissions. In other words, it doesn’t just matter what the president says, but what the US is doing as a whole. “We look at the Obama administration and the commitments that have been made at that point in time, and look at where we are, we are pretty close to being on the trajectory that we said we would be on,” the official told Vox, pointing to the fact the US is on track to meet the Obama administration’s goal to get economy-wide emissions about 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. “The fact that the change [in] administration led to a topline view that [climate] wasn’t the priority didn’t in fact affect a lot of the trajectory in the country,” the official continued. That point is fair, but could signal to other leaders that they personally don’t have to make climate change a big deal or priority if progress happens without a top-down mandate. Third, America will lead by example, and other countries should follow it — and feel free to critique the US if it fails to live up to its promises. “We are urging people to pay attention to what we say, and what we do, and what we deliver,” the administration official told Vox. The Biden administration’s commitments, participation from state and local governments, and buy-in from the private sector “are things you can watch, and you can judge.” “We think there’s going to be a lot of engagement and willingness to support us going forward, and all three of those reasons have been well received by our partners around the world,” the official concluded. That all sounds well and good, and fits with Biden’s mantra that “America is back.” It also tracks with the administration’s desire to treat climate change as the top national security threat of our times. The question is if other nations, namely other top carbon emitters including China, India, and Russia, will buy what America is selling. Experts say it’s not entirely clear that they would follow Washington’s lead anyway because each nation has its own priorities and sense of how existential climate change is. But the Biden administration’s thinking is that if America leads and sets the right example, others will join the climate fight — even adversaries. The problem is, they already seem skeptical. “The US chose to come and go as it likes with regard to the Paris Agreement,” Zhao Lijian, the spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said recently. “Its return is by no means a glorious comeback but rather the student playing truant getting back to class.” America’s political swings make meaningful progress difficult The biggest issue with the Biden administration’s argument that it’s back to being a world leader on climate could be the next midterm election. World leaders have watched as two previous Republican presidents — George W. Bush in 2001 and Donald Trump in 2017 — have either rejected major climate treaties or pulled out of them altogether. And Democrats and Republicans remain far apart on how bold the US should go in response to climate change. So even if Biden or a Democrat wins four more years in the White House in 2024, the swings of Congressional elections every two years could mean progress grinds to a standstill if there’s a split Congress after the 2022 elections. In other words, the US has an extremely limited window to make significant strides toward deep emissions reductions. Under the Paris Agreement, countries across the world agreed that the goal should be to limit warming to below 2°C by 2100. But as Vox’s Umair Irfan noted, “At our current rate of emissions, we’re likely to soar past 1.5°C as early as 2030 and hit 3ºC by 2100.” Keeping emissions to 1.5°C is the best-case scenario, but even that level of warming will be devastating to the world’s most vulnerable areas. On the campaign trail, Biden pledged to decarbonize the US electricity sector by 2035 and put the country on a path to net-zero emissions by 2050. Administration officials view the president’s American Jobs Plan — which would move US transportation decisively toward electric vehicles and enact a clean electricity standard — as their best bet to get there. Democrats have the tie-breaking vote in a 50-50 split US Senate, giving them the slimmest of majorities. This could be enough to get Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan — which doubles as the president’s climate bill — through without Republican support using an obscure procedural tool called budget reconciliation. But the fact remains that whether it’s in 2022, 2024, or 2028, Republicans will likely gain control of at least one chamber of Congress or the White House again, which could put Biden’s current climate ambitions in serious doubt. While both parties mostly agree that climate change is real, Republicans’ initial plans to tackle climate change revolve around planting 1 trillion trees worldwide and investing in technologies to remove carbon from the atmosphere — rather than reorienting the American economy to not produce carbon in the first place. “Their rhetoric has been so lacking in any specifics or follow-through,” Josh Freed, the head of the climate and energy program at center-left think tank Third Way, told Vox in a recent interview. “What are their ideas? Do they actually want to govern and solve problems, or do they want to compete to get on Fox News and Newsmax?” The Biden White House is very aware of the potential for climate progress to be reversed by Republicans. That’s why it is far more focused on proposing concrete changes that are “hard to roll back,” according to a White House official. That includes constructing 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations around the nation’s roads, building energy-efficient homes and offices, and doubling down on solar and wind to power clean energy in the country. Still, itcomplicates things for world leaders looking for assurances. Businesses and states are looking for federal guidance The second issue with the Biden administration’s argument is that many experts agree that in order to achieve steep emissions reductions needed to avert global catastrophe, the US needs strong federal leadership. The Biden administration is correct that many businesses, states, and municipalities forged ahead with climate goals in the absence of any leadership from Trump. As Trump was slashing environmental regulations for vehicles, states like California were stepping up to implement stronger emissions standards for cars. “States and cities have been the engines of both innovation and deployment of existing opportunities for the past four years,” White House National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy told Vox in a recent interview. “They have been a remarkable success; it’s like 25 states have renewable energy or clean energy standards. We’re talking about hundreds of cities. The very last thing I would ever do as someone who worked at the state level for more than 20 years is forget about them.” It’s true some states have set their own ambitious goals. But the federal response to climate still matters, and wild political swings from Barack Obama toTrump to Biden have meant investors, public utilities, and businesses have been on edge, waiting for the next curveball. “Investors like certainty and they haven’t gotten any certainty at the federal level,” Karen Wayland, policy adviser to electricity utility coalition group Gridwise Alliance, told Vox. In the Trump years, Wayland added, utilities were “setting goals absent federal policy.” A recent study from the Rhodium Group found that though the US is indeed on target to hit the Obama-era emissions goals, that hasn’t necessarily happened because of the good intentions of American business and industry. The Rhodium Group study found that the Covid-19 pandemic suddenly grinding the economy to a halt led to a 10.3 percent drop in US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2020. “With coronavirus vaccines now in distribution, we expect economic activity to pick up again in 2021, but without meaningful structural changes in the carbon intensity of the US economy, emissions will likely rise again as well,” the Rhodium Group study concluded. In other words, the federal government can’t just rely on businesses to do the right thing. The Biden administration has come in with firmer guidance, and many businesses are already responding. American automaker General Motors announced this year that they were moving their cars to be zero-emissions by 2035, following Ford and others. American industry is headed toward zero emissions, but it takes leadership from the federal government — and major investments in infrastructure — to follow through on big pledges.
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Dog owner finds threatening note and poisoned bone because the pet 'barks too much'
Barking dogs aren’t that bad.
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Trump and Clinton battle for electoral votes
National polls show the race is still tight. However, the election is not decided by the popular vote, but by the state-by-state battle for 270 electoral votes. CBS News elections director Anthony Salvanto breaks down the vote.
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High-speed device captures aerosol spray of urine, feces after flushes
Cootie confetti bomb study begs the question: Why aren't we wearing face masks every time we use the restroom?
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Florida residents concerned about Zika pesticide
Specialized trucks circled Miami Beach on Tuesday morning spreading BTI, bacteria that attacks mosquito larvae but is safe for humans. But residents there are concerned that authorities might turn to Naled, a controversial insecticide that has been banned from the European Union. David Begnaud reports.
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Chauvin verdict reenergizes debate over Supreme Court's legal deference for police
Advocates used the national spotlight on the Derek Chauvin conviction to draw attention to legal protections granted to police in civil lawsuits.      
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Steph Curry proves at age 33 that NBA players can play at their peak
Sports Pulse: Greg Anthony on current NBA players       
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Pelosi faces backlash after thanking George Floyd for ‘sacrificing your life for justice’
“He did not SACRIFICE his life,” tweeted Barbara Ransby, an activist and University of Illinois professor. “His life was violently taken.”
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Mrs. Ireland crowned Mrs. World after controversy that saw previous winner arrested
Kate Schneider from Ireland was crowned the new Mrs. World after the former Mrs. World attacked a fellow contestant.
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It would be a lot easier if Republicans just said they didn’t want D.C. to have two senators
The effort to gin up other reasons to oppose D.C. statehood are pretty flimsy.
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Also roaring back from pandemic: earth-warming emissions
SILVER SPRING, Md. — Global warming emissions are expected to spike this year as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and economies begin to recover. Worldwide energy-related carbon dioxide emissions could surge by 1.5 billion metric tons this year, following last year’s decline due to the pandemic, according to a Tuesday report from the...
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'Shocking instances of human rights abuses': UNICEF official on crimes in Ethiopia
UNICEF spokesman James Elder speaks to CNN's Becky Anderson about the human rights abuses in Tigray, Ethiopia.
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'Shocking instances of human rights abuses': UNICEF official on crimes in Ethiopia
UNICEF spokesman James Elder speaks to CNN's Becky Anderson about the human rights abuses in Tigray, Ethiopia.
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iPhone maker Foxconn drastically downsizes plans for Wisconsin facility
Foxconn — the manufacturing giant that cranks out Apple's iPhones and other popular gadgets — is scaling back a planned $10B factory in Wisconsin.
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Democrats condemn Ma’Khia Bryant shooting despite bodycam footage showing 15-year-old wielding knife
Democrats have been quick to condemn the police shooting of 15-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio.
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Cory Sandhagen 'not gonna buy into' T.J. Dillashaw being worse post-steroids suspension
Cory Sandhagen admits it's hard to gauge which version of T.J. Dillashaw he'll face, but he won't risk underestimating him.       Related StoriesCory Sandhagen 'not gonna buy into' T.J. Dillashaw being worse post-steroids suspension - EnclosureVideo: How would Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker rematch play out?Dana White indicates Colby Covington will get welterweight title shot after UFC 261 
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Spanish ‘cannibal’ accused of killing mom, feeding her to the dog
Alberto Sanchez Gomez was arrested in February 2019, and admitted in court Wednesday that he heard voices telling him to kill his mother.
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Golden Globes group ousts ex-HFPA head Phil Berk over BLM email
He's dropped from the board after calling Black Lives Matter a “hate movement.”
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Shark attacks woman swimming with tourist group in Hawaii, officials say
A woman in Hawaii was hospitalized Tuesday after what officials believed to be a 10-foot tiger shark bit her while she was swimming off the coast with a tourist group.
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Will Hispanic voters support Trump's policy?
A new poll shows Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a virtual dead heat as they enter the final sprint to the White House. Trump campaign senior adviser, A.J. Delgado, joins CBSN to discuss Trump's relationship with Hispanic voters and the controversy surrounding the GOP nominee's taxes.
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How America's CEOs reacted to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict
Business leaders joined a chorus of Americans in applauding the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, while at the same time recognizing there's more work to be done to combat institutional racism.
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The latest on the police killing of a Black teenager in Ohio
An officer in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed a Black teenager yesterday after she attempted to cut two people with a knife, according to officials. Follow here for the latest.
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Hillary Clinton talks to reporters aboard new plane
With nine weeks left until election day, Hillary Clinton took questions from reporters aboard her new campaign jet on her way to Tampa, Florida. See the full Q&A here.
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Hillary Clinton: Trump choked with trip to Mexico
Hillary Clinton went after Donald Trump after she said that the GOP nominee "choked" by not bringing up his plans for a border wall when he visited Mexico. This comes as the Democratic nominee maintains a lead in several key battleground states over Trump. Eli Stokols, national politics reporter for Politico, joins CBSN with the latest from the campaign trail.
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Dems' HR 1 would benefit AOC, Pelosi, media-dominant House members most: experts
House Democrats' voting reform bill H.R. 1 mandates the government match congressional candidates' small-dollar donations — but this provision rewards the most extreme candidates.
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George Floyd’s aunt says family is ‘eternally grateful’ to teen who filmed murder
Angela Harrelson praised then-17-year-old Darnella Frazier for recording the footage of George Floyd's arrest and murder.
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Meghan McCain Decries Greg Gutfeld’s Chauvin Remarks: ‘There’s No Empathy’
ABC NewsApparently disgusted by Fox News host Greg Gutfeld’s remarks about the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict, The View’s Meghan McCain on Wednesday called for conservatives to “stop politicizing” the outcome of the murder case while suggesting Gutfeld has “no empathy.”Shortly after Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges of killing George Floyd, Gutfeld drew audible groans from his Fox colleagues when he said he was “glad that [Chauvin] was found guilty on all charges, even if he might not be guilty of all charges,” because the verdict “keeps this country from going up in flames.” He defended his position by claiming his “neighborhood was looted” last year and he doesn’t “ever want to go through that again.”Gutfeld’s nuclear take on the Chauvin trial eventually set off an on-air implosion after Fox News analyst Ted Williams asked whether the Fox host was “off his meds,” causing the Fox star to melt down on live television.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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