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We will always love Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston’s songs will live forever. She’s about to become immortal.
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How these Latinx TikTok creators are filling a void and making history
One of the greatest sources of anxiety for Alaina Castillo has been the letter R.
North Korea is slamming 'Squid Game.' Here's why
North Korea is criticizing Netflix's worldwide hit show "Squid Game," slamming it for highlighting the negative aspects of South Korean culture, including consumerism and inequality. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Seattle business owner fears vaccine mandate will lengthen 911 response time: 'I can't get help'
Seattle business owners are fearing the looming vaccine mandate deadline for police officers and firefighters will further lengthen response time to 911 calls, as the city that saw months of violent demonstrations last year already grapples with police staffing shortages and surging crime.
Opinion: Florida's failure to play up to own standard makes it No. 1 on Week 7 Misery Index
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World Series Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts on the World Series, Major League Baseball's annual championship.
Community grieves loss of Sir Davis Amess after fatal stabbing
British lawmaker Sir David Amess was fatally stabbed while serving his community. Friends and constituents remember him as the moderate Conservative MP who got things done, but also as the animal lover who staged a music concert for people with learning disabilities.
Wayne Gretzky Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Wayne Gretzky and learn about the Hall of Fame hockey player called "The Great One."
Tim Scott’s massive 2022 war chest fuels more 2024 buzz
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Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns: Live stream, time, date, betting odds, how to watch
Kyler Murray and the undefeated Cardinals travel to Cleveland on Sunday to take on former Oklahoma teammate Baker Mayfield and the Browns.
Democrats' dilemma: How to keep health care expansion in their big spending bill
For President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats, the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill was a chance to fulfill their longstanding dreams of expanding health care coverage.
I Learn to Shoot a Bow
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Billionaire Marc Lore outlines how he will build the inclusive, Utopian desert city Telosa
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Live stream Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots: Time, betting odds, how to watch
The Dallas Cowboys will be trying to beat the New England Patriots for the first time in the Bill Belichick era in a Week 6 matchup on CBS.
Strikes are sweeping the labor market as workers wield new leverage
The labor activism runs the gamut of American industry, fueled by the same grievances about pay, benefits and quality of life behind the Great Resignation.
Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC Fight Night 195 with Tom Petty, Black Sabbath, AC/DC
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You Season 3 Is the Best Installment Yet—and a Brilliant Send-Up of Suburbia
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Marijuana legalization was a mistake. Highly-concentrated pot is destroying my son's life.
My son's story isn't unique. We can't keep going down this road. We can't keep sacrificing our children on the altar of pot.
Supreme Court term limits wouldn’t solve anything
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Regulators badly underestimated the devastation of a possible oil spill off the O.C. coast
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11 Beauty Products Under $50 That Reviewers Love
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Giants vs. Rams odds, analysis and predictions for all Week 6 NFL games
The Giants, who are 9.5-point underdogs, will lose by at least 10 points to the Rams on Sunday.
Help! I Took My Best Friend’s Virginity Before His Wedding. Should I Still Attend the Ceremony?
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Trump can't always get what he wants
Trump was 23 when the Rolling Stones released a seven-minute song that began with the voices of London's Bach Choir. "No, you can't always get what you want," the choristers sang. The theme of wishes denied seems apt for Trump these days, as he rails against the results of an election that was decided a year ago.
Observations from wild Week 7 in college football: Caleb Williams gives Oklahoma big boost
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What Is 'Bones Day'? TikToker's Senior Dog Makes Adorable Daily Predictions
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Immigration activists walk out on Biden administration during meeting in protest: 'Turning point'
Dozens of immigration activists virtually walked out on top Biden officials during a meeting in protest of plans to reinstate the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy.
Distinguished persons of the week: Defying anti-mandate nuttiness
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Opinion: What will it take for Lions to overcome history of heartbreaking losses?
The Lions are still looking for their first win under Dan Campbell after losing last week on another field goal on the final play of the game.
How these Latinx Tik Tok creators are filling a void and making history
One of the greatest sources of anxiety for Alaina Castillo has been the letter R.
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It’s strange Superman was ever straight to begin with
The hero's new direction has some critics — and they get some things right.
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Baffled Customer Can't Open Door After Driver Leaves Full Coffee Outside
The man revealed he spent $11 on an iced coffee, but couldn't get to it after a delivery driver placed it right outside his front door.
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Russian actress returns to Earth after orbital movie shoot
Russians claim another space first with scenes from a movie film aboard the International Space Station.
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These Turkeys May Be Harder to Get This Thanksgiving
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Team Jessica Korda wins Aramco Team Series -- first Ladies European Tour event held in US
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It's been 42 years since 'The Hitchhiker's Guide' answered the ultimate question
The first Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book was published in October 1979. Fans are looking back at how the series has endured in popularity and why it's still relevant.
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Commentary: College football Saturday review: UCLA can beat Oregon in Pac-12 game of the year
After UCLA edged Washington and Oregon held off California, the Bruins are set to host the Ducks in what should be the Pac-12 game of the year.
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How — and when — to check indoor air quality in your home
If you are coughing, short of breath, wheezing or have chronic headaches, you may need to become an air-quality detective.
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Gen Z and Millennials Are Leading a ‘Great Reshuffle.’ Here’s What That Means
(To receive weekly emails of conversations with the world’s top CEOs and business decisionmakers, click here.) Something big is happening in American workplaces. Workers are gaining the upper hand as businesses struggle to mount an economic recovery in the midst of a nearly two-year pandemic. From c-suite offices to factory floors, employees are insisting on…
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The political fight over vaccine mandates deepens despite their effectiveness
Republicans in Texas and Florida are combatting COVID-19 mandates as a matter of personal liberty, even as the data show just how crucial vaccination — and mandates — are to beating the virus.
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Kentucky's backroad churches may be key to saving hospitals overwhelmed by COVID
Public health workers are going church to church and house to house in the state's secluded valleys to dispel COVID myths, ease isolation, bring aid, and convince wary residents to get vaccinated.
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The climate is still warming, but world leaders have a chance to fix that
Public opinion has moved, partly because more people now have first-hand experience with the effects of climate change. A poll this month found that a record 76% of Americans think global warming is real; only 12% think it isn't.
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Rebecca Grant: Biden's Taiwan options – 5 crucial steps to deter China
President Biden might let Taiwan slip away just like Afghanistan. On Saturday Oct. 9, China’s President Xi Jinping said reunification with Taiwan "must happen and will happen." 
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Low-carbon flights are nice. But they won’t save the planet.
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12 Most Googled Questions About Dogs Answered
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Giants vs. Rams: Preview, predictions, what to watch for
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Is Biden Doing Enough to Protect Democracy?
As a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer in the early 2000s, I once received a call from a couple of Republican campaign operatives who said they had something to show me. We met at their office in Washington, D.C., a few days later. They presented printouts of recent election records and pointed to a few cases of what they suspected were people voting illegally. One after another, their examples of voter fraud turned out to be nothing. They had flagged, for instance, a voter named John Smith who might have cast ballots on the same day in two different precincts­—discounting the possibility that more than one person named John Smith might be living in the region. Their motivation was obvious enough: They were attempting to plant stories that would delegitimize elections that the GOP risked losing. It didn’t work.With the rising bloc of younger, more diverse voters who skew left, Republican efforts like this in recent years have mushroomed into a full-blown campaign, undercutting the bedrock notion that American voters are the ones who decide elections. Whether GOP-controlled states are drawing new district lines that would disenfranchise Hispanic and Black voters for the next 10 years or “auditing” 2020 election results that have already shown that Donald Trump lost, the goal is the same: By any means necessary, win.Fiona Hill worked on Trump’s National Security Council and later provided compelling testimony in his first impeachment trial. I asked her if she feared for democracy's future should Trump win again. “We’re already there,” she told me. “I’m worried about it now. Millions of people are showing they don’t want any criticism of Trump. Democracy is becoming a dirty word, something that’s anti-Trump.”“These are direct assaults on the basic underpinnings of the democratic system,” Wendy Weiser, who directs the Brennan Center for Justice’s democracy program, told me. This year, 19 states have passed 33 laws creating obstacles to the most fundamental American right, part of a “multipronged effort to sabotage elections,” she added. As the 2022 midterm elections approach, and with the 2024 presidential election not far behind, Democrats believe that President Joe Biden needs to fiercely combat the illiberal forces at work this very second in the country. And those fearing the loss of a two-century tradition of self-government in America are asking, with a hint of desperation, Where is he?[Read: Why Biden is patient as Democrats panic]Certainly, Biden has been busy. He’s struggling to pass a historic multitrillion-dollar economic plan that he seems determined to make the centerpiece of his presidency. “I think the Biden administration’s more immediate priority is these infrastructure bills,” Representative Adam Schiff, a California Democrat who serves on the select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, told me. “And I really think that [voting rights] need to be pursued with equal vigor. Efforts to interfere with election officials at the state level are foundational to a democracy. And if the foundation becomes infirm, the whole edifice comes crashing down.” What good is expanded broadband, after all, if it only helps an autocratic government spread democracy-destroying disinformation?When it comes to GOP attempts to subvert elections, Biden has at times been eloquent, and at other moments conspicuously silent. In July, he gave an impassioned speech in Philadelphia in which he shamed Republicans for not working to uphold “the sacred right to vote.” As my colleague Ronald Brownstein noted at the time, Biden didn’t mention the one step that’s absolutely necessary to protect voting rights: doing away with the Senate filibuster rule that is blocking passage of electoral reforms. In a recent speech, Biden found time to talk about renewable energy, tax credits, early-childhood education, climate change, the debt limit, and the growing number of Americans getting vaccinated. He touched on everything, it seemed, except voting rights. If the nation faces “the most dangerous threat to voting and the integrity of free and fair elections in our history,” as Biden warned in Philadelphia, isn’t that as worthy of a mention as plug-in charging stations?Ask the White House what it’s doing to defend voting rights and the stock reply is “Plenty.” One aide sent me a spreadsheet illustrating Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’s attention to the issue. (The breakdown showed nearly three dozen speeches, meetings, and events for Harris, and six for Biden.) Attorney General Merrick Garland has set up a criminal task force to crack down on intimidation of election employees, a growing problem. (In Georgia, a state that Biden narrowly won, an election worker was emptying trash from a warehouse one day when hecklers surrounded him and told he would be going to jail, Gabriel Sterling, an official in the Georgia secretary of state’s office, told me.) Even Biden’s allies worry that the progress is too slow. Is the president doing enough to spotlight the perilous state of American democracy? I asked Senator Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat. “No, of course not,” he said.Gina Hinojosa was one of dozens of Democratic Texas legislators who left the state over the summer to deny Republicans the quorum needed to pass legislation restricting voting rights. Hinojosa and her colleagues flew to Washington, where they met twice with Harris to discuss the urgency of the issue. “The last time we passed historic voting-rights legislation, in 1965, we had a president from Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson, who used his skills and the power of the presidency to make voting-rights legislation happen,” she told me. “And we need that same kind of assertiveness from our current president.”A new bill that Democrats have rallied behind, the Freedom to Vote Act, would beat back Republican attempts to manipulate elections for partisan purposes. It would set national voting standards that create a two-week early-voting period, make Election Day a public holiday, allow no-excuse voting by mail, and prevent the firing of election officials for political reasons. It also aims to prevent partisan gerrymandering, which some red states use to dilute the influence of minority voters. Biden has come out in favor of the bill, which is languishing in the Senate because of the filibuster rule.An important thing to note about the Freedom to Vote Act is that it carries the support of the two moderate Democratic senators, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who have balked at the cost of Biden’s $3.5 trillion infrastructure package.That would give Senate Democrats a good shot at passing the measure—if it needed only a simple majority vote. But the filibuster rule calls for a 60-vote supermajority, and both Manchin and Sinema have so far refused to do away with it. Democrats have worked out an arrangement that gives Manchin time to find 10 Republican senators willing to support the bill and meet the filibuster’s high threshold for passage. “It’s never going to happen,” Representative Eric Swalwell, a California Democrat, told me. “He won’t get half of that. He won’t get half of half of that. If we find ourselves in an authoritarian state where there is no more freedom of speech, press, or worship, I don’t think people are going to say, ‘Well, at least we still have the filibuster.’” (Manchin’s office did not respond to a request for comment.)Democrats are understandably antsy. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is planning for members to vote on the bill as early as Wednesday. A delay would be costly: Republican-controlled legislatures are already coming out with redistricting maps that would lock in their majority status for the next decade. “I wish Senator Manchin the best in his effort to round up some Republican votes, but we cannot have infinite patience,” Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland told me. “The clock is ticking here. We’ve got to get these protections in place right away.” Practically, that looks unrealistic unless Manchin and Simena relent and agree either to nuke the filibuster or carve out a specific exception for voting rights. Biden could pressure the duo to do just that. But with his party holding a one-vote majority in the Senate, he would risk antagonizing two people he can’t afford to lose. When I asked a White House official if Biden supports lifting the filibuster to pass voting-rights protections, I got a tepid reply: “I don’t think we can rule out anything,” said the official, who was not authorized to speak on the record.[Read: America is not ready for Trump’s second term]Activists are growing more frustrated by the day. In July, Sister Quincy Howard and other faith leaders took part in a Zoom meeting on voting rights that included the senior White House adviser Cedric Richmond. She left feeling disheartened by the White House’s message, summarizing it as “‘We need all of you to help us get the word out that there’s a problem with voting rights.’ And I’m like, ‘What? We’re so far beyond that.’ It was jaw-dropping. The word is out!” Then, in August, Ben Jealous, the former president of the NAACP and now the head of the liberal group People for the American Way, sent a letter along with the League of Women Voters to Richmond warning that voting-rights legislation wouldn’t pass unless the filibuster rule is scrapped. They asked for a meeting with White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and his deputy Bruce Reed, but got no reply. Feeling stymied, activists began holding demonstrations outside the White House.Earlier this month, both Howard and Jealous were arrested on Pennsylvania Avenue during a protest. A Secret Service agent took off Howard’s veil while detaining her for crossing a police line. I called the agency and asked why this step was necessary—did they believe there was a concealed weapon beneath the nun’s garments? A spokesperson told me that Howard and four others had refused to “disperse,” and that “during the course of any arrest, the Secret Service employs consistent, standardized arrest protocols for the safety and security of all involved.” Jealous said he was handcuffed for hours and spent the night in a jail cell with “the most aggressive roaches you’ve ever seen.”When I mentioned the alarm coming from activists, the White House official told me that the Biden administration is “pushing full force” to pass voting protections. “It’s fair for activists to continue to push,” the official said. “Every constituency has their issue. If you ask immigration folks, they’ll tell you their issue is a life-or-death issue too.” (Democracy’s preservation would seem more than a pet issue.) In one crucial respect, Biden has been holding back: He has yet to give a full-throated statement that Senate Democrats need to end the filibuster.Manchin may never find the 10 Republican votes needed to break a filibuster, but the exercise gives him political cover to tell West Virginians that at least he tried. Having shown that Republican resistance was unwavering, Manchin could then join the dozens of Democratic senators who see the filibuster as a tool for minority obstruction and perhaps persuade Sinema to do the same. “I don’t believe arcane Senate rules should be allowed to turn back the clock on something as fundamental as voting in America,” Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, told me.
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