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College football playoff’s response to expansion is a shame
College football has a perfect opportunity in front of itself. It has a chance to be more inclusive, to give expanding the playoff a shot. It can use the wackiness of the year — leagues starting at different times, COVID-19 creating chaos, star players opting out — to give a larger playoff a shot. It...
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President Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett as Democrats threaten to slow down the process
Republicans are pushing for a swift confirmation for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. The fight over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacated seat has also become a fight over the Affordable Care Act, which the Supreme Court is set to review shortly after the election. Nikole Killion reports.
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Angels fire general manager Billy Eppler after five losing seasons
Angels owner Arte Moreno will begin a search for his fourth general manager in 13 years after firing Billy Eppler following yet another losing season.
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"CBS Weekend News" headlines for Sunday, September 27, 2020
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Weekend News with Jamie Yuccas."
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Bellator 247: Make your predictions for Paul Daley vs. Derek Anderson
Bellator 247: Make your predictions for Paul Daley vs. Derek Anderson        Related StoriesLudovit Klein living UFC dream – but that head kick knockout was in the plan5 biggest takeaways from UFC 253: Israel Adesanya's star potential, Diego Sanchez's future, moreUFC 253 rookie report: Grading the newcomers in Abu Dhabi 
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New York Times: Trump paid no income taxes in 10 of past 15 years
Donald Trump has paid no income taxes whatsoever in 10 of the past 15 years since 2017 as a result of reporting that he was losing significantly more than he made, according to an explosive report released Sunday by the New York Times.
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Seahawks WR DK Metcalf loses easy touchdown, fumbles vs. Cowboys after easing up on catch
DK Metcalf looked to have a touchdown easily secured, but the Seahawks WR allowed Cowboys rookie CB Trevon Diggs to punch the ball away.        
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Sen. Lindsey Graham lays out a swift schedule for confirming Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
Sen. Lindsey Graham during a September 2020 Senate Appropriations Committee hearing. | Anna Moneymaker/Pool/Getty Images He’s setting up Judge Amy Coney Barrett for a full Senate vote before the end of October. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham laid out a swift timeline on Sunday for confirming President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, telling Fox News his committee will approve Barrett by October 22. That could tee up her nomination for a full Senate vote before the end of the month. Graham’s schedule is putting the Senate on track for what could be one of the fastest Supreme Court justice confirmations in modern American history, and there’s not much that Democrats can do about it. Graham told Sunday Morning Futures host Maria Bartiromo that the confirmation process would begin October 12. A day of introduction would be followed by two days of questioning, and a review of the committee’s recommendation would begin October 15, he said. “We’ll report her nomination out of the committee on October 22,” Graham said. “Then it will be up to [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell as to what to do with the nomination.” If Graham is able to stay on that schedule, McConnell will have the option to hold Barrett’s confirmation vote before Election Day — or during the lame-duck session after the elections. As Vox’s Andrew Prokop has explained, this would be an expedited process, but it would be fully within the rules: In recent decades, the Supreme Court confirmation process — from nomination to the final vote — has lasted two to three months. Typically, this time is taken up by vetting of the nominee’s history, writings, and career, and then hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee (which can last several days), before Senate leaders attempt to line up sufficient support for a floor vote. But there’s no reason other than decorum that all this has to take so much time. If Republican senators are unconcerned about the appearances of an unseemly rush to a vote, they can certainly hold a quicker vote should they so desire. The speed of the process Graham outlined has rankled Democrats and defenders of deliberative propriety in the Senate because it implies the outcome of the committee process is preordained — and has led to Democratic concern that Barrett will not be vetted properly in the rush to confirm her. The proximity of the vote to Election Day is also unusual. No Supreme Court nominee has been confirmed after July during a presidential election year before. Democratic lawmakers have criticized McConnell for choosing to hold a confirmation so close to an election, particularly after he blocked former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee in March 2016, arguing that a president should not nominate a new justice within several hundred days of a presidential election. Democrats have limited tools at their disposal for stopping the confirmation process Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Sunday on ABC’s This Week that Democrats have some procedural weapons with which they can slow down the process, but that their arsenal isn’t powerful enough to derail the nomination process altogether. “We can slow it down perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at the most, but we can’t stop the outcome,” the senator said. Durbin added he did not see the procedural protest ideas presented by a former Senate aide in the New York Times as strong enough to significantly postpone the nomination date. One of the ideas presented in the op-ed is that Democrats could boycott hearings. But as Prokop has pointed out, “Democrats have tried similar tactics with Graham’s committee in the past, and he has simply ignored the rules when they are inconvenient.” It’s unclear whether McConnell will pursue a full confirmation vote before Election Day, or after it, during the lame-duck session. Some pundits have argued that holding the vote before Election Day could energize Democratic voters. Graham noted during his Fox interview that Ginsburg’s death has resulted in a fundraising bonanza for Democrats — including his rival in South Carolina, Jaime Harrison. The windfall has been so great that Graham even twice asked viewers to donate money to his reelection campaign. “Their base is going nuts, they’ve raised $300 million, ActBlue has, since the passing of Justice Ginsburg,” he said. “I’m being outraised two to one. Every Republican running in the Senate is being hit hard with all of this money.” The fear for Republicans is that an enraged Democratic base could deliver key races — including South Carolina’s Senate race — for Democrats come Election Day. But there are downsides to waiting until after Election Day as well. If Democrats win back control of the Senate, then Republicans confirming a Supreme Court nominee during a lame-duck session would be perceived as flagrantly dismissing of the will of the electorate. That could increase the likelihood of aggressive reprisals by Democratic lawmakers, in the form of moves like abolishing the filibuster or expanding the Supreme Court. (Of course, a Democratic-controlled Senate could pursue those policies regardless of whether McConnell moves before or after Election Day.) Ultimately for the GOP, the upshot of Graham’s schedule — and top Democrats’ signals that they don’t think they can stop the confirmation — is that the Republicans have many options as they contemplate how to best complete a move that could reshape the Supreme Court for a generation. Will you help keep Vox free for all? The United States is in the middle of one of the most consequential presidential elections of our lifetimes. It’s essential that all Americans are able to access clear, concise information on what the outcome of the election could mean for their lives, and the lives of their families and communities. That is our mission at Vox. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. 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Giants reports card: This offense is remarkably inept
Grading the Giants after a 36-9 loss to the 49ers on Sunday: Offense Another dreadful start and never got any better. Two more turnovers for Daniel Jones (17 of 32, 179 yards) and more inaccuracy than we are accustomed to seeing. At least he ran well (5-49). Sloppy pitch by Jones couldn’t be handled by...
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Watch the 'Father of the Bride' cast reunite after 25 years
The cast of the classic movie, including Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Martin Short, reunited for a sequel to benefit World Central Kitchen.
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Stelter: Trump will call this 'fake news.' Here's the truth
The New York Times is reporting that it has obtained tax-return data going back over two decades for President Donald Trump, and alleges that in 2016 the President paid only $750 in income tax. CNN's Brian Stelter reports how the Times was able to legally access and verify the financial documents.
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Mekhi Becton out as Jets’ injury mess gets even more absurd
Jets top rookie Mekhi Becton suffered a shoulder injury and was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Colts, the team said. The 21-year-old offensive tackle, whom the Jets drafted 11th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, headed to the locker room just prior to the two-minute warning before halftime as the Jets trailed 17-7....
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Woman shot in head celebrates birthday with officers who saved her
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Barbershop raises money, honors late officer
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Mom details life of son who died from amoeba
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Home brewing picks up popularity during pandemic
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School gets crafty, gives back to community
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18 students from same Pace University dorm have COVID-19
At least 18 students from the same dorm at Pace University have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting more than 200 people to be quarantined, according to school officials and reports. The students are among now 21 at the school’s Westchester County campus in Pleasantville to have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past two...
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NYC Principals Union Passes No-Confidence Vote Against Mayor And Schools Chancellor
The union asked state authorities to intervene in New York City schools, just days before schools are set to open for in-person instruction.
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How to Watch ‘The Comey Rule’ When it Premieres Tonight
Showtime's highly-anticipated political miniseries is finally here.
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New York Times: Trump paid $750 in income taxes in 2016
According to a new report by the New York Times, President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, the year he took office. CNN's John Harwood has the details.
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Mountain retreat offers healing for sexual assault survivors
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Duke building to be named after Black pioneer
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City to promote first Black female battalion chief
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Chadwick Boseman mural unveiled in Brooklyn
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Candidates deny racial concerns in policing
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Volunteers gather for 'Garbage Olympics'
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Volunteer fire departments struggling to find recruits
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Man makes drug transaction with daughter in car
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Woman raising awareness of homeless female veterans
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Man arrested for allegedly luring children to van
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New York Times: We Have Trump's Tax Returns
The New York Times published details Sunday of what it claimed were President Donald Trump's tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), going back more than two decades, showing "chronic losses and years of tax avoidance," it said.
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Mike Tyson believes he could've held his own in MMA
Mike Tyson said Saturday he believes he could have been a solid mixed martial artist if the sport was as prevalent during his reign in the boxing world.
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Discrimination Against Whites Needs More Attention, Say About Half of White Republicans in 3 Southern States
Among white likely voters in Georgia, 77 percent of Republicans say "too much attention" is given to discrimination against Black people.
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Elon Musk criticizes OpenAI exclusively licensing GPT-3 to Microsoft
Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn't seem to approve of Microsoft's deal with OpenAI — the research company he co-founded in 2015.
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College football coach leaves 'All Lives Matter to Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ' note, quits team
An Illinois State football coach abruptly quit the team Thursday and left a note on the door upon his exit from the facility.
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As cases rise, experts concerned about coming flu season
As the world closes in on 1 million coronavirus deaths, with the United States accounting for about one fifth of those fatalities, experts are raising concerns about the approaching flu season. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.
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Bills, Josh Allen win wild game vs. Rams after blowing 25-point lead
Josh Allen led the Buffalo Bills to a wild victory against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday to remain undefeated to start the 2020 season.
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Ludovit Klein living UFC dream – but that head kick knockout was in the plan
Ludovit Klein living UFC dream – but that head kick knockout was in the plan        Related Stories5 biggest takeaways from UFC 253: Israel Adesanya's star potential, Diego Sanchez's future, moreUFC 253 rookie report: Grading the newcomers in Abu DhabiCallout Collection: Who UFC 253 winners want next – and how likely they'll get them 
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M. Night Shyamalan has revealed the title and poster for his upcoming movie
Director M. Night Shyamalan announced on Saturday the beginning of filming for his new movie titled "Old."
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Car slams into crowd during donut free-for-all in Seattle
Hotrodders spent an hour doing donuts near Seattle’s Space Needle on Saturday night — which predictably resulted in tragedy when one of the drivers plowed into a large crowd of onlookers, video shows. Meanwhile, the tire-screeching mayhem started around 11:30 p.m. when a massive crowd lined an intersection near the famed landmark to watch muscle...
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Biden calls out Trump's Supreme Court pick as a direct attack on the Affordable Care Act
Biden calls President Trump's Supreme Court nominee a threat to the ACA, says the Senate should wait until after the election before holding hearings.        
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The Great Debate is here!
Welcome to 2020! With just 37 days until November 3, Election Day will be here before you know it. As President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden prepare to face off on stage for the first time this Tuesday, here are the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they're ranked -- so the No. 1 story is the most important.
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Northern California county says social media post claiming hundreds of mail-in ballots being dumped is from 2018
A North California county on Friday fired back after a conservative commentator posted pictures online claiming that the county had dumped “1000+” mail-in ballots for the 2020 election.
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RNC chair wants to see Biden talk about policies during upcoming presidential debate
“I really want to hear Joe Biden talk about his policies” during the first presidential debate scheduled for Tuesday, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday.
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Eagles can't stop making mistakes, scrap to tie against Bengals
The Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals each had chances to seize their first win of the season, but neither one could capitalize.        
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