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Lemurs at the Oregon Zoo got into the spooky season spirit, happily digging around a carved pumpkin for some seasonal treats.
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Biden’s brain drain and other commentary
Culture watch: We’re the Divided States of America “Americans are so disunited,” reports Issues & Insights’ Terry Jones, citing a new I&I/TIPP poll, “they can’t even agree whether [President] Biden is a unifier or divider.” While 40 percent say he’s stoking division, nearly as many, 37 percent, say he’s “living up to his promise to unify the...
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Manchin Opposes $150B Clean Energy Program in Biden's Spending Bill, Says Not Necessary
Democrats have argued that the funding is needed to help speed up the process of transitioning towards clean energy alternatives.
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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Monday, October 18, 2021
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 19, 2021
The Issue: Gov. Hochul’s signing of a law that decriminalizes possession and sale of syringes. By passing a law decriminalizing needle use, the state Legislature and Gov. Hochul have succeeded in making New York City one of the most unsafe places in the country (“Giving junkies the ‘high’ sign,” Oct. 17) Coupled with the home­less...
Manchin has a message for Sanders: Don't blame me
With the Democratic party's agenda at risk of collapsing if an agreement is not reached soon, moderate Sen. Joe Manchin and self-described democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders are escalating their feud over party priorities. CNN's Manu Raju reports.
GOP Congressman Advocates for Fake Vaccine Administration: 'Ethical Form of Non-Compliance'
"You'd have to be a fool to think this isn't happening," Republican Thomas Massie wrote in a tweet.
Biden to spend this week working behind the scenes to press Democrats on his sweeping domestic agenda
President Joe Biden has few public events on his schedule this week as he works behind the scenes to secure an agreement on his domestic agenda amid deep divisions within his party.
I’ve Had the Best Sleep of My Life in 2021 Thanks to This Luxe Weighted Blanket
Photo: Bearaby/Scouted.Weighted blankets stepped onto the scene a few years back, being touted for their alleged anxiety-reducing and sleep-improving benefits. As a bonafide skeptic (and a chronic insomniac), I wasn’t convinced that sleeping with a 20-pound weighted blanket was going to put me to bed like a topical lullaby or even help me fall asleep fast—especially because I assumed that all of that extra weight was going to simply make me downright sweaty—not sleepy.The theory behind weighted blankets' calming effects is predicated on the idea that the added weight on the body helps boost natural “happy” hormones like serotonin and reduces the production of cortisol (the hormone most associated with stress and our fight or flight response). Anecdotally, I had been told by several friends that their own weighted blanket had been a huge game-changer—one of which claimed theirs had helped them wean off of their prescription sleeping meds. Naturally, I was pretty curious about these so-called anti-anxiety blankets.Of course, considering that perusing the web for new and innovative products and vetting them is a large part of my job, I certainly didn’t think it was fair to knock it without giving it a test run either. There are tons of different weighted blankets on the market, all designed with different weights, ranging from five to 20 pounds (the goal is to help soothe, not suffocate) but most of them are straight-up eyesores. Look, if I find a product that actually helps soothe my anxiety and help me sleep better, I can put its aesthetic merits aside. But with that being said, if there’s an option that keeps its promise and does what it's designed to do but also doesn’t clash with my home decor situation, I’m going to opt for the latter.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Pedestrian, 73, killed by car in Northeast, D.C. police say
Man was crossing Benning Road, according to police.
Former ‘AGT’ contestant speaks out about show pressures after stunt goes horribly wrong
Danny Wolverton, who was on "America's Got Talent" Season 8, told The Post about the pressure that contestants face to make it to the next round by pulling off wild stunts.
G/O Media Mandated Staff Return to Office. Many Didn’t Show.
Photo Illustration by The Daily BeastG/O Media asked all employees to return to work in the company’s offices on Monday—the first day back in more than a year and a half. But many didn’t show up.Leadership at the digital media group that includes Gizmodo, Jezebel, The Onion, and a number of other notable sites mandated staff return to work in person beginning on Monday. But multiple company insiders told The Daily Beast that while some staffers did trek to the company’s Manhattan office, a significant portion of the editorial team opted to not show face.A spokesperson for G/O acknowledged to The Daily Beast that “clearly a few did indeed stay away,” but “on balance it was a very good showing.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
Why the COVID-19 vaccine didn’t protect Colin Powell
Colin Powell's death from complications of COVID-19 -- despite being fully vaccinated -- is a rare but serious phenomenon that has afflicted elderly Americans.
Mel Gibson to star in ‘John Wick’ prequel series, ‘The Continental’
The original premise of "John Wick" followed Reeves as an assassin hellbent on searching for the men who broke into his home, stole his car and killed his puppy.
Lieberman Recounts How Bush Offered to Help Him Win Senate Race Amid Iraq War Support
The former Connecticut senator received a call from Karl Rove and also received help from former Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole.
Vaccines, masks? Japan puzzling over sudden virus success
Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story.
Dillon Danis gives account of recent arrest, says bouncer who choked him impersonated a police officer
Dillon Danis explains his account of the events that led to his recent arrest in New Jersey.       Related StoriesDillon Danis gives account of recent arrest, says bouncer who choked him impersonated a police officer - EnclosureVictorious in move back to featherweight, Bellator 268 winner Henry Corrales unsure what went wrong at 135Victorious in move back to featherweight, Bellator 268 winner Henry Corrales unsure what went wrong at 135 - Enclosure
Is this the beginning of a wave of Democratic retirements?
In the last five days, House Democrats have lost almost 80 years of seniority in Congress with the retirements of Reps. John Yarmuth (Kentucky), David Price (North Carolina) and Mike Doyle (Pennsylvania).
America First Legal request for expedited FOIA on DOJ targeting school board 'violence' denied
The Department of Justice denied a request by America First Legal for expedited processing of a Freedom of Information Act request seeking information from the DOJ on its October memo.
Sharks' Evander Kane suspended 21 games over fake COVID-19 vax card
San Jose Sharks star Evander Kane was suspended 21 games on Monday for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card, the NHL announced.
Capitol Rioter Who Tased Officer Fanone Suggests He 'Acted on Behalf' of Donald Trump
A lawyer for Daniel Rodriguez wrote that "it offends due process to convict an individual who was acting upon authorization of a government official."
Dominion Energy asks for donations back from group targeting Youngkin
The utility company said it did not properly vet a group behind social media ads made to look as if the GOP nominee for Virginia governor was being attacked from the right.
LACMA's loss is the Huntington's gain: Ahmanson Foundation to fund art purchases in San Marino
After a rift with LACMA, Ahmanson forms a partnership with the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens.
Environmentalists Oppose Reclassification of Rare Colorado River Fish Due to Drought
It will take continued environmental protection of the rare fish to restore its population to pre-1967 numbers, officials said.
Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds’ former Midtown spread asks $5.7M
A Turtle Bay townhouse once owned by 12-time Grammy-Award-winning R&B singer/composer/producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is back on the market for $5.69 million. The five-story home, at 241 E. 52nd St., was built in 1899. At 15 feet wide, it is slender yet elegant, and features three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms — plus a...
Ford Foundation will no longer invest in fossil fuels
Other notable philanthropies also have stopped investing in companies that produce coal, oil and natural gas.
Powell envisioned moving the GOP ‘close to the spirit of Lincoln.’ It embraced Trump’s view instead.
Republicans once saw the former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman as the next Dwight D. Eisenhower, a potential presidential candidate who could unify a nation.
Can we please stop talking about Adele and Rebel Wilson's weight loss?
Rebel Wilson and Adele keep trending because they've lost weight. Can we stop acting like this is news?
Brothers plan to walk across America for restaurant workers
3-month-old French Bulldog stolen at gunpoint
Neighbors fed up with ongoing sewage spills
14-yo dead after being shot at a house party
Mother, man arrested in missing boy case
VT leaders apologize for eugenics studies
Man allegedly stole SUV w/ child inside
Students must stay home 30 days after vaccine
Woman feeds the homeless because she's walked in their shoes
School cancels classes following more threats
Father accused of shaking his son to death
Man donates kidney to brother fighting cancer
Officer of 22 years dies from COVID complications
NHL suspends San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane 21 games for violation of COVID-19 protocols
The league said it couldn't substantiate an allegation of domestic abuse. The suspension was over allegedly submitting a fake vaccination card.
US has dipped into recession as worried consumers flash warning signs: economists
The US economy is careening into another recession, two noted economists warn, as worries about the labor market and the coronavirus have worsened dramatically over the past two months. The alarm bells are ringing as bad news piles up at the economy’s door: Prices on everyday goods are rising sharply as inflation is stuck at...
Trump suit against Jan. 6 Committee seeks to block release of records
Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, calling the committee a 'sham' and an 'illegitimate investigation'
Colin Powell's legacy, defined by two very different wars in Iraq
Colin Powell was hailed as a hero for a swift and speedy U.S. victory in the Gulf in 1991. But his reputation suffered from his flawed presentation in advance of the second Iraq war 12 years later.
Knicks season preview, prediction: Tom Thibodeau tries to run it back in improved East
Expectations are all over the map for the Knicks, who stunned the NBA last season with a 41-31 record and finishing with the fourth seed in the East.
DK Metcalf gets into explosive Twitter feud with Shannon Sharpe
DK Metcalf doesn't want your questions, or Shannon Sharpe's.
‘So Many Signs’: Murdered College Student Miya Marcano’s Family Thinks Police Failed Them
Orange County SheriffWhen Florida authorities released a report on their response to Miya Marcano’s disappearance, the slain 19-year-old student’s family thought their questions would finally be answered.Instead, the family is more confused than ever after the Orange County Sheriff’s Office released a heavily redacted, four-page incident report last week. The family’s attorney, Daryl Washington, said the information in the report isn’t detailed enough—and they’re still wondering why her case wasn’t initially treated with more urgency when there was immediate evidence of foul play.“There were some misrepresentations that were contained in this incident report; it was heavily redacted,” Washington said.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here