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Business is booming for NYC psychics amid COVID-19 pandemic
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Democrats call Trump’s coronavirus relief orders “paltry” and “absurdly unconstitutional”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addresses the press following an unsuccessful meeting with White House officials about a coronavirus stimulus package. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Democrats want Republicans to come back to the negotiating table so Congress can pass a sweeping stimulus bill. Democratic leaders argued on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s new executive orders that circumvented deadlocked congressional negotiations on coronavirus relief are far from adequate to meet the scope of the crises facing the United States. “The president’s executive orders described in one word could be: ‘Paltry.’ In three words: ‘Unworkable, weak and far-too-narrow,’” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on ABC’s This Week on Sunday. “As the American people look at these executive orders, they'll see they don’t come close to doing the job in two ways: One, what they propose, second, what’s left out.” Trump signed four executive orders at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Saturday, claiming that House Democrats have been holding federal assistance “hostage,” and that the GOP has “had it” after more than two weeks of contentious negotiations over the next coronavirus relief package. As the benefits created by past relief packages — including a federal unemployment insurance benefit and eviction protections — expired, Democrats and Republicans struggled to come to a consensus about what further aid should look like. Democrats hoped to extend the $600 weekly federal unemployment insurance benefit created by the CARES Act, to broaden the scope of eligibility for stimulus checks, and to expand federal aid to states and cities. Republicans have been divided in their goals, with Trump pushing for a payroll tax cut many in his party weren’t in favor of; some Senate Republicans advocating for a reduced employment benefit and limited aid to cities and states; and other Republicans demanding that the federal government not go into further debt with relief packages. Saturday, Trump’s orders created $400 in weekly enhanced unemployment assistance; student debt repayment relief; a payroll tax holiday; and an exploration of protections from housing evictions. But Democrats have fiercely objected to the substance of Trump’s executive actions, characterizing them as clumsily designed and unacceptably narrow in focus. And both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have questioned their legality. Sunday, Schumer said that Trump’s proposal for unemployment — which calls for the federal government to provide unemployed Americans with an extra $300 per week above normal state unemployment benefits, and for states to add $100 to the federally funded benefit — is impractical for states with budget shortfalls due to the pandemic and that it is too large of a cut from the earlier rate of $600. “This is an unworkable plan. Most states will take months to implement it because it’s brand new, it’s sort of put together with spit and paste,” Schumer said. “Many states, because they have to chip in $100 and they don’t have money, won’t do it.” “If he just would have renewed the $600 as we do in the HEROES bill [which House Democrats passed in May] through January, things would flow smoothly,” Schumer added later. Michele Evermore, an unemployment policy expert at the National Employment Law Project, agreed with Schumer’s assessment on the timeline for implementing this new policy. Evermore told the Washington Post it could take states months to set up Trump’s program because it requires building new systems from scratch rather than funneling money through existing unemployment programs. Schumer also criticized Trump’s payroll tax holiday as both economically ineffective in the short-term and perilous for the American social safety net in the long-term. “It’s a deferral, and so it accumulates until January when it expires. Employers are just going to continue to withhold the money — I’ve talked to some — because they don’t want their employees to be stuck wth a huge bill in December, so it’s not going to pump money into the economy,” Schumer said. He also warned that it “depletes money out of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds,” a complaint the White House brushed off Sunday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Trump’s executive order on housing eviction protections, which he appeared to imply was an extension a federal moratorium that expired in July, is in fact nothing of the kind. “The president didn’t even do a moratorium, he just did a study or a look at a moratorium, so again, something’s wrong,” she said on CNN’s State of the Unionon Sunday. It is true that Trump’s executive order on housing protections does not explicitly prohibit evictions with decisive language. As CNN’s Dana Bash has pointed out, the order instead uses language like “consider, identify, promote and review.” For example, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are told to “consider” whether to halt evictions in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Top Democrats are also arguing that Trump’s orders are just as objectionable for what they don’t do. The relief package that they passed in the House in May includes trillions of dollars worth of assistance that go far beyond Trump’s four orders and that cover everything from pressing humanitarian needs to making sure the election process is funded adequately to deal with new needs presented by the pandemic. Congress, with its control of the US’ coffers, has greater largess than the executive branch in setting policy demanding the sort of massive spending coronavirus relief has required so far — and is therefore able to offer more sweeping solutions. White House officials seemed to acknowledge this fact Sunday, with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin telling Fox News Sunday that he’s “willing to listen” to further Democratic proposals. And Democrats suggested they would like to negotiate further to reach some sort of legislative solution. “These announcements do nothing to increase testing, nothing to reopen schools, nothing to put food on the table for hungry families, nothing to prevent heroes being laid off across state and local government, nothing to protect the Postal Service or the integrity of our elections, nothing on many critical needs of the American people,” Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement issued Saturday night. Trump’s executive orders might not be legal. But it’s unclear what Dems will do about that. Democrats — and some Republicans — have also questioned or rejected the legality of Trump’s use of executive authority to enact policies typically handled by Congress. When asked if she would sue to block the executive orders by CNN’s Bash, Pelosi said the Democrats were still looking into the legal questions. “Well, the fact is, is that whether they’re legal or not takes time to figure out. I associate my remarks with what the [Republican] Senator [Ben] Sasse, who says, they’re ‘unconstitutional slop.’ Right now we want to address the needs of the American people,” Pelosi said. “As my constitutional advisers tell me, they’re absurdly unconstitutional.” Schumer also declined to clarify whether Democrats would be pursuing legal challenges. When asked if the unemployment assistance executive order was legal on ABC, he said “I’ll leave that up to the attorneys.” Pelosi and Schumer’s noncommittal language seems to be a shift in position after Democrats previously said they would file legal challenges if Trump circumvented Congress. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and many other Republican leaders — like Sen. Chuck Grassley — have endorsed Trump’s executive actions, but, as Pelosi noted, there isn’t complete consensus in the Republican caucus on the wisdom of the president’s move. “The pen-and-phone theory of executive lawmaking is unconstitutional slop,” Sasse said in a statement issued by email. “President Obama did not have the power to unilaterally rewrite immigration law with DACA, and President Trump does not have the power to unilaterally rewrite the payroll tax law.” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a major ally of Trump in the Senate, tweeted, “I appreciate the President taking this decisive action but would much prefer a congressional agreement.” While the legal status of Trump’s executive order remains uncertain, Democrats are unwavering in their position that the orders do not constitute a replacement of a bill that they’ve been calling for for months. Both sides seem willing to consider further negotiations, with Pelosi and Schumer saying in their Saturday joint statement, “Democrats repeat our call to Republicans to return to the table, meet us halfway and work together to deliver immediate relief to the American people.” Sunday, however, Pelosi warned Democrats remain unwilling to bend on certain parts of their proposal, saying on State of the Union, “Of course there’s room for compromise, but you have to see the entire package.”
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'America's Got Talent' judge Simon Cowell breaks his back in electric bicycle accident
The 'America's Got Talent' star is doing fine after having surgery.        
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Full transcript of "Face the Nation" on August 9, 2020
On this "Face the Nation" broadcast, White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien and Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb sat down with Margaret Brennan
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Biden expected to name VP pick in the coming days
CNN's Dana Bash discusses Biden's potential vice presidential picks and the historic significance of his choice.
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NBA fines Draymond Green for tampering comments on Suns star Devin Booker
Draymond Green was fined $50,000 after commenting that Devin Booker needs to get out of Phoenix.       
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On GPS: Back to school in the age of Covid-19
Former Center for Disease Control & Prevention Director Tom Frieden and Fareed lay out what is needed to safely re-open U.S. schools, and keep them open.
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Michael Wacha shoulder issue leaves another hole in Mets rotation
As the Mets await Marcus Stroman’s potential return from the injured list in the near future, another starting pitcher is on the sideline. Michael Wacha was placed on the IL with right shoulder inflammation before Sunday’s game against the Marlins, leaving the Mets with half the starting pitchers they had in their spring training rotation...
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Disney World to cut theme park hours in September as visits drop amid COVID-19
The magic is back at Disney World, but for fewer hours a day. After lower-than-expected attendance amid COVID-19, Magic Kingdom hours will be reduced.       
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9 cases of Covid-19 reported at a Georgia school seen in photo of a crowded hallway, report says
At least nine cases of Covid-19 have been reported at a Georgia high school that came under scrutiny this week after a student shared a photo of a crowded hallway, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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What in The World: The explosion that shook Lebanon
After the huge blast that ripped through Beirut, Fareed asks if the crisis could be the jolt the badly mismanaged country needed to shake off corruption.
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Georgia Police Officers Investigated After Shooting at Minors During Traffic Stop
The children's father said they had been driving home from a Walmart to pick him up
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Bill Gates: "Legitimate issues" with competition in Tech
After Congress grilled America's top tech CEOs on their business practices, Gates tells Fareed "there are lots of structural issues" in the industry.
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Lebanon’s information minister resigns amid violent protests over Beirut blast
Manal Abdel-Samad was the most prominent resignation of at least six lawmakers who have stepped down.
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On GPS: Bill Gates on Covid in the developing world
Gates and Fareed break down the risks Covid-19 poses to countries with little state capacity, and what treatments could soften the blow to those economies.
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Fareed's Take: The American threat to an open internet
Fareed: With the Trump administration's move to ban TikTok and WeChat, the US is turning its back on an open internet, which could have dire consequences.
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Biden leads in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania due to COVID concerns
CBS News' Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto breaks down the latest numbers out of the CBS News Battleground Tracker poll.
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Arkansas: Images of the Natural State
In 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state in the United States. Today, more than 3 million residents live in the state’s diverse terrain, from the rugged Ozark mountains to the plains along the Mississippi River. Here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Arkansas and some of the wildlife and people calling it home.This photo story is part of Fifty, a collection of images from each of the United States.
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Americans are still paying for sex in Mexico despite the pandemic
Stay at home, be safe, but go hungry. Go out, earn a living, but risk your life. For so many in Mexico, this has been the pandemic's impossible choice.
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Stockton U. Student Faces Suspension for Zoom Background of President Trump
A student at Stockton University is facing a possible suspension and other disciplinary charges for making his Zoom background a photo of President Donald Trump and for a subsequent political Facebook post defending his freedom of expression, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). According to the university, the image of President Trump caused students "to feel offended, disrespected, and taunted." 
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Steven Mnuchin warns Democrats about challenging Trump’s COVID-19 orders
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday defended the legality of President Trump's executive orders to provide financial help during the coronavirus
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Sarah Hyland, Wells Adams celebrate their wedding date despite postponing
Actors Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams posed affectionately together on what was supposed to be their wedding day.
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Bash presses Kudlow on Trump executive actions
CNN's Dana Bash breaks down the specifics of President Trump's new executive actions with his chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow.
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Michigan police hail 2 boys for returning cash-filled wallet
Two Michigan boys found a wallet stuffed with more than $500 in cash—and rather than keep it, turned it in to police.
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YouTube Censors Live Action's Pro-Life Video - 4 Years After It Was Posted
Google-owned YouTube deleted a pro-life video with 1.8 million views posted by the pro-life organization, Live Action, four years after it was posted. The social media platform later reinstated the video after the organization appealed Google's censorship.
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Tim Means starting with the man in the mirror and liking Saturday's result
Take a look inside Tim Means' win over Laureano Staropoli at UFC on ESPN+ 32 in Las Vegas.        Related StoriesKevin Holland compares knockout to Sean O'Malley in 'dope' fight with BuckleyAndrew Sanchez not ready to call people out – but says he will soonDerrick Lewis eyes No. 1 contender fight after UFC on ESPN+ 32 win, wants to cut 15-20 pounds 
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'Vampire fishing' trend rises in Midwestern states: 'This is hands-down your best shot at a big fish'
Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean that fishing needs to stop.
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Bash presses Pelosi on lack of stimulus deal
CNN's Dana Bash interviews House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the stalemate in Congress over the coronavirus relief package.
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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 8/9
Hosted by Jane Pauley. In our cover story, Jill Schlesinger looks at what educators and students may expect when colleges and universities open for the fall semester. Plus: Rita Braver profiles Dr. Jill Biden; Jim Axelrod focuses on the work of an official White House photographer, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Hume Kennerly; Jane Pauley sits down with singer-songwriter James Taylor; Kelefa Sanneh explores the rise in popularity of RVs during the pandemic; Mark Phillips looks at how Britain is re-examining its slave-trading past; Jim Gaffigan acquires a green thumb; and Lee Cowan visits artist Bradley Hart, whose paintings incorporate an unusual medium: bubble wrap.
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Report: If College Football Season is Canceled, NFL Will Play on Saturday
Reports were rampant this weekend that the college football season is likely to be canceled, due to unrealistic and complicated NCAA safety requirements.
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O'Brien promises "severe consequences" for foreign election meddling
O'Brien called it "outrageous" for another country to decide the next U.S. president.
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Rays’ Kevin Cash validates Yankees’ anger over high-and-tight pitches
Kevin Cash won’t let history hinder his team’s strategy. As the Rays prepared to close this weekend’s series against the Yankees at Tropicana Field, their manager validated the Yankees’ feelings that led to two ejections on Saturday but didn’t vow any changes. “The only thing we’re mindful of is, we’re trying to compete and go...
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Stelter shows theme in right-wing talk radio's attack on Biden
CNN's Brian Stelter highlights a common theme as right-wing talk radio shows target 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden.
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Fareed: Trump's internet initiatives starting to look like China's
CNN's Fareed Zakaria gives his take on the Trump administration's plan to ban almost all Chinese IT products, including the popular video application TikTok, if it stays in Chinese hands.
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What Time Will ‘Surviving Jeffrey Epstein’ Be on Lifetime?
The first two episodes premiere tonight on Lifetime.
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Son of former USA Olympians sets national record at AAU Junior Olympics
Jackson Cantwell, 12, of Missouri wins both the shot put and discus AAU titles.        
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US tech companies interested in 'Trojan horse' TikTok must prove no ties to China: Sen. Cotton
Any U.S. company interested in acquiring part or all of popular app TikTok's business should be required to prove they do not have lingering ties to China, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said on Sunday.
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Simon Cowell recovering from near six-hour surgery after scary bike crash
"It was a long surgery, they had to fuse his bones and implant a rod," a source said.
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Puerto Rico’s Primaries Marred by Lack of Ballots in Majority of Voting Centers
Ballots reached only 20% of voting centers by mid-morning
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Native mascots still a sticking point in high school sports
While advocates have made strides in getting Native American symbols and names changed in sports, they say there's still work to do mainly at the high school level, where mascots like Braves, Indians, Warriors, Chiefs and Redskins persist.
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Verstappen outfoxes Mercedes duo to win Anniversary GP
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Tennessee man accused of smoking crack in front of cops, ramming police vehicle
The suspect was charged with a slew of crimes.
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Man United's Solskjaer faces old teammate in Europa League
The Europa League will set up a reunion for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he takes on an old friend in the quarterfinals.
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From 2009: Jill Biden, second lady of the land
When you watch Dr. Jill Biden shaking every hand in sight, stuffing gift bags for soldiers, or inviting veterans and their families to the vice president's house, you may be tempted to say, "Isn't she nice!" That would be a mistake, as correspondent Rita Braver points out. According to Biden, she'd accept "'energetic,' 'interesting,' 'vivacious,' but 'nice' is blah. It's just too bland. So, I never want to be 'nice.'" (Originally broadcast December 13, 2009.)
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Tiger Tracker: Follow Woods' final round at PGA Championship
After rounds of 72 in the second and third rounds at the PGA Championship, Woods Tiger fell to a tie for 59th, 11 off the pace.       
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Remains of servicemen who died in California training exercise to be prepared for burial
The remains were recovered Friday after the Marines and a sailor went missing near San Clemente Island when their amphibious vehicle sank last month.
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Graham says FBI deceived Senate Intelligence Committee in 2018 briefing on Steele dossier: 'misled the hell out of them'
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsay Graham said on "Sunday Morning Futures" that the FBI deceived his counterparts in the Senate Intelligence Committee during a 2018 interview, citing a newly released he obtained through the Department of Justice. 
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Jennifer Aniston 'sad' that COVID-19 postpones 'Friends' reunion, tries to see 'glass half full'
Jennifer Aniston spoke out about the highly anticipated “Friends” reunion special being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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