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Transgender woman attacked in Portland in what police say may be hate crime

"He saw me, visibly could tell I was trans, I was queer, and he started throwing homophobic and transphobic slurs," one victim said.
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At Least 8 Dead in Alabama Boat Dock Fire, Officials Say
The fire tore through a wooden dock in Scottsboro, destroying dozens of boats and sending survivors into the water.
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Long Island man arrested after stabbing his parents: cops
A Long Island man was arrested after violently attacking his parents with a knife, cops said Monday. Myron Mycio stabbed his 62-year-old father in the stomach just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday, while the man was in bed on the ground floor of their Old Bethpage home, Nassau County police said. “You’re next!” Mycio shouted at...
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New coronavirus 'not spreading' in the US, CDC says
The new coronavirus that's sicked thousands of people in China is not spreading in the U.S., according to health officials.
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U.S. Air Force Plane That Crashed In Taliban-held Territory Identified As Critical Communications Aircraft
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Video shows Saquon Barkley’s deep connection to Kobe Bryant
For a generation of athletes, the shocking death of Kobe Bryant at the age of 41 leaves a massive void. Bryant was an inspiration to so many. Count Saquon Barkley as feeling as if a part of his athletic world has been ripped from him. Barkley wrote “Mamba Mentality” on his cleats before practices and...
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A look back at Kobe Bryant, gold medalist, as he looked forward to L.A. Olympics
Kobe Bryant always loved the Olympics. He said winning gold might have been his greatest accomplishment, better than an NBA championship.
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Ninth inmate dies at Mississippi's Parchman prison since the start of the year
A ninth inmate has died at Mississippi State Penitentiary, also known as Parchman, the county coroner said on Sunday.
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Supreme Court greenlights "public charge" immigration rule
In 5-4 ruling, the high court allowed U.S. officials to implement a sweeping rule that critics warn will shut America's doors to low-income immigrants and people of color.
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Bolton manuscript puts Republicans under pressure in Trump impeachment trial
President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate came under fresh pressure on Monday to allow witnesses and new documents in his impeachment trial, while Trump's defense team argued that policy differences were a crucial reason that Democrats have sought to remove him from office.
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Impeachment trial questions answered: Is Dershowitz the attorney of the millennium?
USA Today Washington correspondent, Christal Hayes answers the internet, "is Dershowitz the attorney of the millennium?"        
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Chris Wallace: Bombshell claim by John Bolton has Trump defenders 'spinning like crazy'
The reported bombshell claim by former National Security John Bolton has left President Trump's defenders "spinning like crazy" and likely a "furious" response by Senate Republicans toward the White House, "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace said Monday. 
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Justices allow enforcement of new green card rule
A divided Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to put in place a policy connecting the use of public benefits with whether immigrants could become permanent residents
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Take an extra 60% off Banana Republic clearance during limited-time sale
Banana Republic is offering major markdowns on some of its most popular styles during its latest sale.  Shoppers can get an extra 60% off clearance clothing, shoes, jewelry, and more during the event, which lasts until February 1.  You can turn heads in a beautiful midi dress or take on the world with some chic...
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Longtime newsman Richard Esposito lands top spot at NYPD press shop
An award-winning newsman will take the helm of the NYPD’s press office as the new Deputy Commissioner for Public Information, Commissioner Dermot Shea announced Monday. Richard Esposito, a former New York Post reporter, will replace interim Deputy Commissioner Devora Kaye, an announcement from Shea’s office said. The top communications position in the NYPD has been...
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Everything That Happened to Trump Over the Weekend
The bad news kept coming.
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Senate chaplain invokes Kobe Bryant and daughter in opening prayer of impeachment trial
Senate Chaplain Barry Black opened the second week of arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump by invoking NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his daughter, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday in California.
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Kobe Bryant crash pilot received clearance to fly in poor weather conditions
Pilot Ara Zobayan was given approval by air traffic controllers to use “special visual flight rules.”
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FBI's Epstein probe gets 'zero cooperation' from Prince Andrew: law enforcement source
Britain's Prince Andrew has provided "zero cooperation" to the FBI investigation into the activities and death of Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. law enforcement source said on Monday.
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Heavy rains and floods leave dozens dead in southeastern Brazil
At least 44 people have been killed after heavy rains hit southeastern Brazil, the country's Civil Defense force said Monday.
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5-4 Supreme Court allows rule that could reshape legal immigration to take effect
The Supreme Court Monday in a 5-4 vote cleared the way for the Trump administration to make it more difficult for immigrants who rely on public assistance to obtain legal status
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California hiker clings to cliffside by tree roots in video of dramatic rescue
A hiker’s nail-biting rescue from a California mountain on Saturday was captured on video after she slipped off the trail and clung to tree roots sprouting from the steep mountainside.
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Supreme Court allows Trump policy against immigrants receiving public aid to go into effect
Under the rule, non-citizens receiving or likely to need non-cash benefits such as housing and food aid can be denied residency or green cards.        
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Romney: 'Increasingly likely' other Republicans will join his call for witnesses
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday that he has had discussions with his GOP colleagues and it is "increasingly likely" that others would join his ongoing push for former national security adviser John Bolton to testify in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
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Wife of Canada's first coronavirus patient tests positive; 19 under investigation
The wife of Canada's first confirmed patient with the fast-spreading Wuhan coronavirus also has tested positive for it at an Ontario laboratory, and 19 other suspected cases in Canada are under investigation, public health officials said on Monday.
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Early Grammy ratings suggest 2020 on track with 2018 low
It was a night of high highs for artists like five-Grammy-winner Billie Eilish — and low lows, especially for the broadcast itself. The 2020 Grammys (see the full list of winners here) netted a 4.7 share among adults 18-49 and 16.5 million viewers during its Sunday night broadcast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles,...
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YouTuber ImJayStation Claims Warrant Has Been Issued For His Arrest, Toronto Police Deny Warrant Exists
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'Roughest' KFC installs fence between counter and customers for employee safety
They should have used chicken wire that had been Kentucky fried.
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Mr. Peanut’s funeral commercial ‘paused’ in the wake of Kobe Bryant tragedy
The Super Bowl commercial depicts Mr. Peanut dying in a fiery crash.
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The controversy over a Washington Post reporter’s Kobe Bryant tweets, explained
A memorial for Kobe Bryant outside of the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo, California. | Scott Varley/MediaNews Group/Torrance Daily Breeze via Getty Images The controversy over bringing up the rape allegation against Kobe Bryant after his death highlights the difficulty of remembering complex figures. The Washington Post has suspended a reporter who posted a series of tweets about the 2003 rape allegation against basketball star Kobe Bryant after his death on Sunday. The incident has stirred up controversy over how we remember complicated public figures, even as circumstances around the suspension remain unclear. Bryant, 41, and one of his daughters, 13-year-old Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday morning. News of the crash prompted an outpouring of emotion across the country and the world, but it was also met with reminders of a darker part of Bryant’s past: namely, the rape case brought against him more than 15 years ago. Felicia Sonmez, a reporter at the Washington Post, was one of many people to bring up the incident. Initially, she tweeted out a link to a 2016 story from the Daily Beast about the case hours after Bryant’s death. Later, she tweeted about the apparent backlash she had received over the tweet. “Well, THAT was eye-opening,” she wrote, saying that 10,000 people had commented and emailed her with “abuse and death threats.” She noted that she did not write the story and that it’s more than three years old. “Any public figure is worth remembering in their totality even if that public figure is beloved and that totality unsettling,” she continued. Later, she went on to post a screenshot of her inbox, with one message to her reading: “Piece of fucking shit. Go fuck yourself. Cunt.” Washington Post reporter @feliciasonmez deleted her crass tweets about Kobe Bryant. But screen grabs are forever – and I took some before she deleted the tweets.Bye, Felicia. pic.twitter.com/IvNZHkiBam— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) January 26, 2020 The tweets have since been deleted, but the controversy around them — and Sonmez’s employer’s handling of them — has continued to swirl. The circumstances around Sonmez’s suspension are murky “National political reporter Felicia Sonmez was placed on administrative leave while the Post reviews whether tweets about the death of Kobe Bryant violated the Post newsroom’s social media policy. The tweets displayed poor judgment that undermined the work of her colleagues,” said Tracy Grant, the managing editor of the Washington Post, in a statement, which does not provide a lot of clarity on the matter. The Daily Mail was first to report Sonmez’s suspension on Sunday evening and suggested the decision had been made because of her tweet linking to the Daily Beast story. However, reporter Matthew Keys later reported that it was instead tied to Sonmez’s inbox screenshot tweet, because it contained the full names of the people who had emailed her and could create legal issues or violate Twitter’s terms of service. A Post employee told Vox’s Peter Kafka that Sonmez wasn’t suspended because of one particular Bryant-related tweet but instead because of the totality of them. Kafka asked the Post whether the outlet is reacting to the online mob angered by Sonmez’s treatment of a popular sports star. Kris Coratti, head of communications at the Post, pushed back. “That’s not at all what Tracy said, and that’s not at all accurate,” Coratti said. Sonmez did not return a request for comment. A spokesperson for Twitter did not return a request for comment on whether any of Sonmez’s tweets may have violated its terms of service. There’s a broader discussion about how we remember complicated figures after they die Sonmez’s tweets did, indeed, spark an enormous backlash online. Thousands of people responded to her Daily Beast tweet with outrage, while others came to her defense. I’m sorry but I fail to see how placing @feliciasonmez on administrative leave for posting a reported news article about the 2003 accusations against Kobe is in any way fair— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) January 27, 2020 Such insensitivity. @feliciasonmez and the @washingtonpost are perfect examples of why Americans find the Mainstream Media so detestable. https://t.co/h1IWZzUBS0— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) January 26, 2020 There is a bigger debate beyond the circumstances of Sonmez’s tweets: How do we talk about revered figures when they die, including the good and the bad? Sonmez is hardly the only person to mention the allegation against Bryant in the wake of his death. Plenty of other people did the same and did not get the same amount of backlash; many of the posters were men, and men often don’t experience the same amount of vitriol online as their female counterparts. Also, it’s a tough subject: The helicopter crash is a tragic incident, Bryant leaves behind his family and friends, and he is a beloved figure to many. His family is grieving, and taking to Twitter to talk about a dark part of his past can appear insensitive. At the same time, the rape allegation against him is part of his narrative, and just because he did a lot of good things and was great at basketball doesn’t mean we should never speak of other aspects of his life. That’s perhaps especially true for reporters. It’s a question we face after the death of many public figures. Sen. John McCain was a war hero and a political powerhouse, but he also put Sarah Palin on the national stage, among other controversies. Being a public figure is complicated, and those complications happen in our private lives, too. Beyond the ins and outs of the debate around the sensitivity of tweets like Sonmez’s, the Post’s decision to suspend her is perplexing, as is its murky reasoning. Journalists are supposed to be dedicated to the truth and shining light on things that are sometimes ugly and painful. The Post should recognize that — or at the very least have an explanation beyond seemingly responding to a Twitter mob. Peter Kafka contributed reporting to this story.
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U.S. Supreme Court allows Trump's 'public charge' immigration curb
The U.S. Supreme Court gave the go-ahead on Monday for one of President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies, allowing his administration to implement a rule denying legal permanent residency to certain immigrants deemed likely to require government assistance in the future.
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U.S. surveillance aircraft crashes in Afghanistan
The Taliban is claiming it shot down a U.S. surveillance aircraft in Afghanistan, but the Pentagon says there were no signs of enemy fire before the crash of the Bombardier E-11A. CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer joins CBSN with the latest.
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Wall Street tumbles as virus fears hit travel, growth stocks
Wall Street's main indexes fell more than 1% on Monday as investors worried about the economic fallout of a virus outbreak in China that has prompted the country to extend the Lunar New Year holidays and businesses to close some operations.
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CDC: 110 suspected coronavirus cases in US under investigation, number 'will only increase'
U.S. health officials described the outbreak as a "rapidly changing situation," but said the immediate health risk to the general public remains low.
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Elizabeth Warren goes all in on electability in the final sprint to Iowa
Elizabeth Warren ended her town hall at a middle school gymnasium in Muscatine, Iowa, Saturday evening with a new closing message: "Fight back."
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Pete or re-peat
The orneriest thing Iowans could do this cycle is make Buttigieg a contender.
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Weather conditions and past aviation accidents shed light on fatal Kobe Bryant crash
Low clouds, fog, and mist were present
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Mysterious shipwreck discovered in river may be 700 years old
Experts have found a shipwreck in the River Vistula in Poland that may date back to the medieval era.
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Alabama fire chief confirms 8 deaths after fire destroys 35 boats
Boaters leaped into the water to escape a fire that consumed at least 35 vessels docked along the Tennessee River early Monday.       
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Super Bowl LIV: 10 ways to visualize what's at stake between Chiefs and 49ers
San Francisco's and Kansas City's young quarterbacks and potent units on both sides of the line of scrimmage could reshape Super Bowl history.        
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GOP Sen.: 'Facts of the case remain the same'
Republican Sen. John Barrasso dismissed a claim by former Trump aide John Bolton in a draft of his upcoming book that the president tied withholding military aid to Ukraine to the president's demand that Ukraine investigate Joe Biden. (Jan. 27)       
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The top 20 goals Americans hope to achieve in 2020
Getting their finances in order is Americans’ top goal for 2020, according to new research. But that’s not the only thing they’re hoping to accomplish — a new survey of 2,000 Americans found other goals included getting out of debt (35 percent) and becoming more organized (34 percent). And a third of respondents will try...
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Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan jump on bar at Grammys 2020 party
The talented group sang along to each other's music.
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US military plane crashes in Afghanistan
An investigation is underway to determine what caused a US military aircraft to crash in Afghanistan's Ghazni province Monday, a spokesperson for US Forces in Afghanistan confirmed, adding that there is "no indication" the plane was downed by enemy fire.
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Saudi Arabia wants US troops to stay in Iraq, top official says
Saudi Arabia doesn't want US troops to leave Iraq and fears that a withdrawal could make the Middle East less safe, the country's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud told CNN on Monday.
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Doug Collins: 'Selective' leak from Bolton's book 'doesn't change anything' in impeachment trial
House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins, R-Ga., said Monday that a leaked bombshell excerpt from former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s forthcoming book “doesn't change anything” in President Trump's Senate impeachment trial. 
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Days after resigning, Jack Evans joins D.C. elected officials for Lunar New Year
Evans resigned before an expulsion for ethics violations, but marched alongside the mayor and council chairman.
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Climate change's impact on Iowa voters
CBS News’ Natalie Brand traveled around Iowa speaking to farmers, environmental activists, business owners and the state’s secretary of agriculture about extreme weather conditions and how those situations and climate change are impacting voters.
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