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Republican Senators Hold Slim Leads In Key Georgia Battleground Races: Poll
Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are both leading their Democratic challengers by single digits.
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Tear Gas Deployed In Atlanta During Breonna Taylor Protests
Demonstrators took to the streets of Atlanta overnight in the wake of the decision not to charge officers directly over Taylor's death. Candidates for Georgia's Senate race weighed in.
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Photo of 'Biden 2020' Graffiti With Incorrect Anarchy Symbol Goes Viral
The validity of the claims was questioned on social media, with one commenting: "When you try to false flag the left, but you don't know what the anarchist symbol looks like."
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Protests erupt after grand jury decision in Breonna Taylor case
Two Louisville officers are recovering from gunshot wounds after being shot responding to protests Wednesday night. That came after a grand jury decided not charge officers with Breonna Taylor's death, although one faces lesser counts. National security expert Asha Castleberry joined CBSN to discuss why racism is a threat to security in the U.S., and the relationship between police and protesters.
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Nearly 500 ex-military, national security officials endorse Biden
In an open letter, the retired military leaders and national security officials said Biden has the skills to "address a world on fire."
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Supreme Court brinkmanship, ‘anarchist’ cities are latest stops on road to autocracy
Experts on authoritarianism have expressed alarm over the use of federal powers and agencies to monitor, attack and punish perceived political opponents.
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Black LAPD Officer Taunted by Protesters in Wake of Breonna Taylor Decision
While much of what the protesters are saying to the officer cannot be clearly understood, they can be heard yelling racial slurs and curse words as they hold up their middle fingers inches away from the officer's face.
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Jack Osbourne says he has a ‘COVID’ outbreak at his home
Jack Osbourne's daughter contracted COVID-19 from a drink.
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Kind McDonald's worker pays for meal after customer calls mom while ordering
Call your mom – she’d love to hear from you.
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Grand jury's decision in Breonna Taylor case sparks protests
Protests erupted in cities across the country after a grand jury declined to charge officers with the death of Breonna Taylor. CBS News national correspondent Jericka Duncan joins CBSN from Louisville, Kentucky with the latest developments.
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Trump booed while visiting Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's casket at Supreme Court
President Donald Trump has moved swiftly to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat and questioned her dying wish.
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Leon Edwards will return better than ever after 'frustrating' UFC hiatus, vows brother Fabian
Leon Edwards will return to action looking better than ever, according to his brother and training partner, Fabian Edwards.       Related StoriesLeon Edwards will return better than ever after 'frustrating' UFC hiatus, vows brother Fabian - EnclosureAnthony Smith responds to Johnny Walker's callout: 'I'll beat the (expletive) out of you'Anthony Smith responds to Johnny Walker's callout: 'I'll beat the (expletive) out of you' - Enclosure 
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Mary Trump sues President and his siblings for fraud, calling it the family 'way of life'
Mary Trump, President Donald Trump's niece, filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing the President and his siblings of committing fraud in order to deprive her of her interests in the family real-estate empire built by Fred Trump Sr.
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YouTube expands fact-check feature to videos about mail-in ballots
Alphabet Inc’s YouTube would start showing text and links from third-party fact-checkers under videos that discuss mail-in ballots, as part of efforts to curb misinformation on the site ahead of the U.S. election in November. An information panel, a feature first launched in Brazil and India last year, will also highlight third-party, fact-checked articles for...
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Amazon’s ‘Utopia’ fires up timely, ‘surreal’ take on viral epidemic
The escapist nine-episode series does hit close to home.
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Younger Americans Are Eclipsing Older Age Groups in COVID-19 Case Counts
A fresh analysis of age-based statistics offers solid evidence that COVID-19 is becoming more widespread among young Americans. According to data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sept. 23, children and adults under 30 accounted for more than a third of all COVID-19 cases reported in the U.S. in July…
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Louisville reacts to decision in Breonna Taylor case
Louisville Courier-Journal reporter Tessa Duvall joined CBSN to discuss the latest developments in the Breonna Taylor case, after Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced a grand jury's decision to indict only one officer on lesser charges. She also explained the role of both Governor Andy Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer.
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Trump openly told us exactly what he intends to do
Let's be clear on what Trump's awful 'transfer of power' remarks really mean.
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Activists push for voting rights for formerly incarcerated citizens
Activists are pushing for legislative changes that will make it easier for former inmates to vote. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns reports in our series "America's Right to Vote."
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Colby Covington comments called 'racist' by UFC fighters: 'This guy has directly insulted my culture'
The UFC community has come out against Colby Covington over comments he made this past weekend against fighter Kamaru Usman that included derogatory references to his native Nigeria. 
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F-35 and F-22 fighter jets might be able to share data while keeping 'stealth attack' mode
If an F-22 and F-35 were both operating in full stealth attack mode behind enemy lines, striking air defenses, searching for targets and preparing the airspace for a less-stealthy air campaign, then how do the undetectable fifth-generation fighter jets communicate with each other without generating a potentially detectable electrical signal, giving away their position?  
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Salmonella outbreak sickens hundreds, yields warning from CDC: Don't 'kiss or snuggle' these animals
A salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry that has affected people in nearly every state across the country has sickened hundreds more since a federal agency last provided an update on the outbreak in July. 
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Portland Denies Proud Boys Permit as City Prepares For Protest Violence
The far-right group known for its violent demonstrations said as many as 20,000 could turn up on Saturday in its application.
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'Fargo' Season 4: Chris Rock on 'playing my grandfather' as a Kansas City mob boss
"My grandfather's a preacher, but he also killed a man," says Chris Rock, explaining his role as a mob boss, a version of his relative, in "Fargo."        
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Supreme Court fight highlights importance of Senate race in Arizona
An Arizona Senate race is taking on new importance following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The contest between former astronaut Mark Kelly and Senator Martha McSally could help determine the vote on President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, depending on the timing. Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com, joined CBSN to discuss the state of the race in Arizona.
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Sparks' Candace Parker is named WNBA defensive player of the year
Sparks forward Candace Parker beat out Seattle Storm forward Alysha Clark by five votes to earn her first WNBA defensive player of the year award.
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Who Was Alberta Jones? Murder of Louisville's First Black Female Prosecutor Remains Unsolved
A banner of Jones is displayed on Louisville's River City Bank building, where protests are taking place in the wake of the grand jury's decision on Breonna Taylor's death.
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Bel-Air mega-mansion returns to market asking $78 million
Once listed at $100 million, a 41,000-square-foot spec mansion just returned to market at $78 million in Bel-Air.
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What Will Facebook Do If Trump Tries to Steal the Election?
And will it work?
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Times Square will hold a digital celebration to ring in 2021
The celebration will feature a group of in-person honorees who will reflect the "themes, challenges and inspirations of 2020."
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Why arguments that mail-in balloting will undermine the election are wrong
Trump's rhetoric is as self-serving as it is obviously flawed.
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'Tiger King' star Carole Baskin sued for defamation by missing husband's family, assistant
Baskin is being sued for defamation over a video diary entry on YouTube earlier this month in which she says Don Lewis' former assistant played a role in Lewis' disappearance. 
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Florida AG defends investigation of Bloomberg's donations to help felons vote
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody defended her call to investigate Mike Bloomberg's $16 million donation to help felons in that state vote in the upcoming presidential election.
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Here's what happens when you text Obama on the phone number he shared
President Obama shared something quite personal with millions of his social media followers.
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McConnell pushes back at Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday pushed back at President Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the November election.
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Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested for 2019 illegal assembly
HONG KONG – Hong Kong police arrested prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong on Thursday for participating in an unauthorized assembly in October 2019 and violating the city’s anti-mask law, according to a post on his official Twitter account. Wong’s latest arrest adds to several unlawful assembly charges or suspected offenses he and other activists are...
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U.S. Organization That Promotes Democracy Worldwide Issues Warning About Trump
Freedom House, which has promoted democracy globally since 1941, said that "there is nothing more anti-democratic than a leader who refuses to concede defeat."
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European Tour CEO: Why the Ryder Cup was postponed
Keith Pelley, chief executive of the European Tour, explains to CNN's Shane O'Donoghue why the 2020 Ryder Cup had to be postponed to September 2021.
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Earthquake: 3.1 quake near Healdsburg, Calif.
The 7:42 a.m. earthquake Thursday was 10 miles from Healdsburg, Calif., and 19 miles from Santa Rosa, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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New Jersey law says criminal cops should go to jail. Records reveal they often don't.
Officers accused of violence, sexual misconduct and more have walked free in deals that dodge a tough sentencing law. Lawmakers want to eliminate it.        
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‘Succession’ star Nicholas Braun wants to hit you with his car
"...I want to help," he said.
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China Will 'Start a Just War' If U.S. Troops Return to Taiwan, State-affiliated Media Warns
Global Times editor Hu Xijn tweeted a Military Review article which called for the U.S. to look at basing ground troops on the island.
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Nintendo Switch successor will come ‘at some point’ in the 21st century
The successor to the Nintendo Switch is coming — at some point in the 21st Century. The Japanese gaming giant confirmed in a corporate policy briefing last week that it will release a new model to succeed its wildly popular console, but said only that it would arrive at some point in “20XX.” The slide, which...
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Michael Wacha’s brutal Mets season has a fitting end
Michael Wacha’s disappointing season for the Mets concluded with a thud. The veteran right-hander was on the verge of respectability Wednesday, after allowing only two runs over the first five innings of his start against the Rays, but then watched Randy Arozarena blast a two-run homer in the sixth inning. The Mets never caught up...
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Andy Cohen says Teddi Mellencamp’s ‘RHOBH’ exit is not about All In controversy
Andy Cohen is setting the record straight on Teddi Mellencamp's exit from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."
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The commodification of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
A bobblehead of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is left outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, as people mourn her recent death. | Jose Luis Magana/AFP The political fandom around the late justice vaunted her to superhero status. That flattens her legal legacy. In the hours after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, the liberal internet was ablaze with social media tributes to her legal legacy, endearing memes, and flattering portraits of the octogenarian. As a sense of dread about the future of the Court and the country settled in, branded merchandise of the late justice began to sell out, from Funko Pops to screen-printed tees, on small Etsy and Amazon shops and in larger, corporate retail stores. This impulse toward political merchandise is likely driven, in part, by grief or a desire to retain memorabilia that would capture this historical moment. For some, buying something can be a comforting activity — a habit those with disposable income have indulged in quarantine. The onslaught of posthumous RBG consumerism is a sign of what the political merch industry relies on: the American desire to believe that these purchases can stand in place of political action. This latest wave of Ginsburg-mania is distinct from the fawning over Fauci prayer candles and “It’s Mueller Time” tees. While Dr. Anthony Fauci and former special counsel Robert Mueller rose to fame amid crises, Ginsburg’s decades-long legacy leaves Americans with more to grapple with — including the pitfalls of political fandom and how valorizing a public figure, even in death, threatens to flatten their life’s impact. There’s a significant amount of capital that goes into the political merch industry, which thrives in the lead-up to an election season or a highly anticipated political event, such as the Mueller hearings. And while some on Twitter took aim at the e-commerce platform Etsy and its sellers, which have become a comedic shorthand for profit-driven “girlboss feminism” in the wake of Ginsburg’s passing, the snarky social media quips directed at consumers haven’t stalled purchases. Some are using this opportunity to sell RBG-branded items, such as a commemorative RBG yard sign ($21.59) or a knit collar pattern ($2), where all proceeds would be donated to Democratic Senate candidates. Marie Lucia, an Etsy seller from Knoxville, Tennessee, was compelled to find a way to raise money for Democrats, while honoring Ginsburg’s memory. “The night Ruth died, I was thinking, ‘What would she want us to do?’” Lucia told me. “Would she want us to grieve or be politically active? That’s why I thought it would be nice to make a memorial sign and donate everything we made from it to Senate candidates, which is where we need the most help.” Ok guys, here are the first RBG items in our etsy store. 100% of all proceeds + shipping will be donated to Dem senate candidates. If you make a purchase please leave me the your choice in the notes section. #RestInPower #RBG https://t.co/9jzHiEyLox pic.twitter.com/fK5Oin5di3— Lucia - Sanity in the South (@ResistSister111) September 20, 2020 Lucia only has two Ginsburg-related items in her shop, which primarily sells Biden-Harris yard signs and other pro-Democrat merchandise. However, this isn’t her full-time gig; she described it as a side hustle that will likely end after the 2020 election. “There’s a lot at stake right now and it’s important to be involved,” she said. “I make a living designing wedding gowns, but with these political items, I feel like I’m making a difference.” But while independent sellers like Lucia also have the ability to politicize their products and donate to a cause they support, that commitment is unlikely among larger retailers, like the Funko corporation. The perils of political consumerism occur when these purchases completely replace political action; when the meme replaces the nuanced reality of the second woman to sit on the Supreme Court. Ginsburg, in the last decade of her life, did not seem to oppose the commodification of her image among zealous young liberals, even though she did not profit from it. (She told NPR’s Nina Totenberg in 2014 that she kept “quite a large supply” of Notorious RBG T-shirts on hand.) The feminist blogosphere in the mid-2010s vaunted Ginsburg into political celebrity-dom, alongside then-presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. The online moniker, “The Notorious R.B.G.,” was popularized by a fan Tumblr made by a New York University law student in 2013, and from there, the memeification of the justice’s image took off. A cottage industry of Ginsburg-related bumper stickers, enamel pins, coffee mugs, and books popped up for liberal mainstream consumption. But in 2020, the era of branded resistance merch and girlboss-as-political identity feels like it has reached its expiration date, even as the larger-than-life image of Ginsburg continues to be a pop culture rallying point for ardent liberals. The meme feels somewhat outdated and relies on what some say is a problematic premise. Jeffrey Melnick, a historian at the University of Massachusetts Boston who has researched Black-Jewish relations, recently published a Twitter thread on the branding of “Notorious RBG,” and how it is reminiscent of a type of minstrelsy popular in the 20th century. “The whole meme is just seen as this cute and funny image, of ‘look at this old Jewish lady and put a crown on her,’” he told me. “But what is the meaning behind this joke? The premise is similar to what blackface minstrel performers have relied on — that it’s funny for a small white woman to be cast in the place of a Black rapper.” [I'm a scholar of Black-Jewish relations and finally have to say that I'm really uncomfortable with the whole minstrelized aspect of the whole "Notorious RBG" thing]— Ask Me About Our Faculty Staff Union! (@melnickjeffrey1) September 20, 2020 Melnick, who said he received an “unsurprising” amount of pushback online, was concerned by the amount of “hero worship” around the late justice. Uncritical idolization of a figure, he said, prevents people from taking a hard look at the work Ginsburg has done and the work that lies ahead: “I think people should really reckon with her work and not rely on these easy, comforting memes and images that portray her as the scrappiest, most down-to-fight justice.” During her life, the consumerist cult of RBG fueled a frenzied sort of political fandom, one that made it difficult for Americans to imagine a Court without her presence: “The more Ginsburg’s persona was revered, the more she appeared to be literally irreplaceable,” the New York Times’s Amanda Hess wrote in August. In the week after her death, more people began to vocally challenge the supporters that blindly lionize Ginsburg and whether she even deserved her progressive superhero status — citing moments like her calling Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem “dumb and disrespectful”; her defense of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh; and her concerning lack of Black clerks. No religion should determine law, whether it’s abortion or Indigenous rights. Yet, RBG upheld a fifteenth century papal bull that said Indians barely possess faculties that distinguish them from animals.— Nick Estes (@nickwestes) September 20, 2020 Indigenous people have also pointed to her decision in Sherrill v. Oneida as a sign of her anti-Native sentiments, a case in which the Court decided that the Oneida tribe did not have native sovereignty over parcels of lands they purchased from New York state. The complex reality is that Ginsburg was deeply committed to incrementalism, Vox’s Ian Millhiser reported, so much so that “her preference for gradual change was sometimes confused with conservatism.” She was indeed a talented and necessary liberal force on an increasingly conservative Supreme Court, but the “Notorious RBG” persona misleadingly casts her as a radical and irreplaceable force for good. In hindsight, it’s ironic that Ginsburg’s public profile was elevated by her Supreme Court defeats, namely her dissent in the 2013 case Shelby County v. Holder, which invalidated a key portion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As Melissa Gira Grant wrote in the New Republic, “the meme was never the big problem with the false idea of Ginsburg as liberal or feminist savior, but it pointed to one — the brand-driven, girl-bossed, leaned-in conception of women’s freedom in which it incubated.” The future of the women’s rights movement, Grant argued, should not have relied on the “life chances of one woman in considerable power.” As President Donald Trump and Republicans prepare to find a replacement for Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat, some might argue that there are larger issues to focus on than the consumerist tendencies within political fandom. Yet these criticisms neglect how many well-intentioned Americans purchase items they might not necessarily need — simply to prove a point or display their party loyalty. As I previously reported for The Goods, Americans, regardless of their political party or socioeconomic standing, seem to “take pride in wearing hacky tag lines or garish emblems that seemingly portray their values.” For some, these consumerist tendencies — even donations garnered through an Etsy purchase — stop short of actual organizing. But in times of crisis, people appear more willing to open their wallets for a cause they support. After Ginsburg’s death was announced on Friday, ActBlue reported that Democratic donors gave more than $100 million, breaking several hourly donation records the site has received since it first launched. It seems that Ginsburg’s imperfect legal track record hasn’t trumped her social influence, at least among Democrats. But the many RBG knickknacks that seek to commemorate her death, as these products championed her in life, should serve as a warning — that Americans should be wary of placing their political faith into one influential figure. 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Tyra Banks talks ‘Dancing with the Stars’ criticism in debut season
Tyra Banks has a message for viewers of "Dancing with the Stars": She's getting "back up again."
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