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When Ginsburg returns for the final time to the high court today, an army of more than a hundred of her former clerks will meet the casket 23 Sep 2020, 5:02 am

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns for the final time to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, an army of more than a hundred of her former clerks will meet the casket and accompany it up the stone steps leading to the great hall where the liberal icon presided for almost 30 years.

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Fight over Supreme Court shakes up Senate races 22 Sep 2020, 9:46 pm

The brawl over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor began before her body was buried. Within hours of her death on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "President Trump's nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate."

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Democrats weigh how to handle Trump's potential Supreme Court pick after past flap over Barrett's faith 22 Sep 2020, 10:33 pm

In a tense exchange between Amy Coney Barrett and Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 2017, the California Democrat sharply questioned whether the judicial nominee could separate her Catholic views from her legal opinions.

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Trump court announcement set for Saturday 22 Sep 2020, 6:44 pm

Judge Amy Coney Barrett has emerged as President Donald Trump's overwhelming favorite to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to several people familiar with the deliberations, who say the President's view was solidified during a lengthy meeting at the White House on Monday.

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Analysis: Mitch McConnell is going to win (again) 22 Sep 2020, 12:52 pm

We won't even know who President Donald Trump's pick to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court will be until late this week, but we know now for (almost) certain that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) has the votes to confirm the pick to the court.

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Erin Burnett: Here is what keeps Trump up at night 22 Sep 2020, 8:03 pm

CNN's Erin Burnett fact checks the White House claim that President Trump is kept up at night by every coronavirus death.

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Analysis: A bubble of self-delusion in Washington 23 Sep 2020, 12:11 am

"Just remember, what you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening," Donald Trump told supporters in 2018. On Monday, as the terrible milestone of 200,000 Covid-19 deaths loomed, the US President put his motto into action.

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Opinion: Mitt Romney should take his own advice 22 Sep 2020, 7:25 pm

"Integrity," goes the famous quote attributed to C.S. Lewis, "is what you do when no one is watching." I'll add to it: Integrity is when you do the right thing even if it's against your own self-interest.

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Trump again minimizes pandemic as officials warn of a fall surge 23 Sep 2020, 4:26 am

• Hear what Trump supporter told his daughter before dying • LIVE UPDATES: 'The virus is hurting us, not the public health measures,' Fauci says • More than 20 states report an uptick in new Covid-19 cases

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Cindy McCain endorses Joe Biden 22 Sep 2020, 8:32 pm

• Analysis: The dark subtext of Trump's 'good genes' compliment • Opinion: McConnell is going to turn me into a socialist

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Auditor: Dozens of students were improperly admitted to California universities 23 Sep 2020, 2:09 am

The University of California improperly admitted dozens of students based on their personal or family connections to donors and university staff, the state auditor announced Tuesday.

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Teen accused of Tessa Majors' murder allegedly confessed to dad on recorded line 23 Sep 2020, 3:35 am

One teen charged in the murder of Barnard freshman Tessa Majors confessed his role in the murder in a recorded jailhouse conversation with his father, according to a source with knowledge of the case.

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'Zombie' Tropical Storm Paulette returns from the dead because it's 2020 22 Sep 2020, 6:59 pm

• Beta downgraded from tropical storm as it dumps more rain on already soaked Texas

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Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny discharged from hospital after poisoning 23 Sep 2020, 4:57 am

Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny has been discharged from hospital after his near-fatal poisoning and could potentially make a complete recovery, according to the German hospital which has been treating him since last month.

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Former top Trump adviser: We are eating ourselves alive 22 Sep 2020, 6:53 pm

Fiona Hill, President Trump's former top adviser on Russia, says America's allies increasingly pity the nation amid domestic turmoil.

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Four arrested after Black man's body found burning in a ditch in Iowa 22 Sep 2020, 11:54 pm

A Black man whose burning body was found in a ditch in rural Iowa has been identified as a local grandfather.

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Bill Gates says he thinks Trump's travel ban made outbreak in US worse. Here's why 22 Sep 2020, 11:40 pm

Bill Gates told Fox News that he believes President Trump's travel ban on China made the coronavirus outbreak in America worse.

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White House liaisons being removed from their jobs and replaced 22 Sep 2020, 10:00 pm

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows emailed government agencies informing them that many of the White House liaisons are being removed from their roles in anticipation of President Donald Trump winning a second term, CNN has learned.

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Acosta confronts McEnany: Shouldn't the President tell the truth? 22 Sep 2020, 4:17 pm

During a White House briefing, CNN's Jim Acosta asked press secretary Kayleigh McEnany why President Trump isn't telling the truth about the coronavirus during his rallies. Hear her response.

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Mike Tyson hasn't voted. This year he will 22 Sep 2020, 11:57 pm

Mike Tyson, 54, has never voted before. He's changing that this election year.

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Musk promises $25,000 Tesla and says Model S 'Plaid' is coming soon 22 Sep 2020, 10:22 pm

Elon Musk ended Tesla's big battery event Tuesday evening, with some big promises about the pricing Tesla's future cars and the announcement of a new ultra-fast version of today's Model S.

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Notorious for the anti-Arab racism of some of its fans, Israeli soccer club explores Emirati investment 23 Sep 2020, 4:54 am

A glass cabinet in the lobby of Moshe Hogeg's office is filled with action hero figures. The high-tech executive explained to CNN's Oren Liebermann why Batman was his favorite: "He doesn't really have superpowers whatsoever but it makes you feel like maybe you can do big things also."

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Rick Astley listens in on weatherman's hilarious blooper 22 Sep 2020, 7:02 pm

Musician Rick Astley was greeted on BBC's "Breakfast" with an awkward weatherman moment. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

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Amazon is selling a $499 Peloton knockoff 22 Sep 2020, 12:09 pm

Peloton is getting some competition from Amazon, which announced a Prime-branded stationary bike.

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'Friends' gets revamped with all-Black cast in Zoom call 23 Sep 2020, 12:39 am

An all-Black cast, including Sterling K. Brown and Uzo Aduba, came together to reenact an episode of the iconic television sitcom "Friends" and encourage people to vote in the 2020 election.

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Actress details Biden call after cancer diagnosis 22 Sep 2020, 4:03 pm

Julia Louis-Dreyfus shares a phone call she had with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden after she was diagnosed with cancer.

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Uncle Ben's has a new name: Ben's Original 23 Sep 2020, 4:15 am

Mars will change the name of its Uncle Ben's rice products to Ben's Original and drop the logo depicting a Chicago head waiter as part of the company's previously announced plans to create a more inclusive brand.

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Online petition calls on Trader Joe's to change its 'racist packaging' 20 Jul 2020, 8:16 am

More than 1,700 people have signed a petition urging Trader Joe's to change the labeling of some of its international food products, calling the grocery chain's branding "racist."

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Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben are going away. Are these mascots next? 19 Jun 2020, 10:39 am

Corporate mascots with racist origins have been dropping like flies over the last two days, with food brands like Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben's, Mrs. Butterworth's and Cream of Wheat announcing marketing revamps following anti-racist protests over George Floyd's killing.

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Nestlé to change 'out of step' Red Skins and Chicos brands 23 Jun 2020, 1:15 pm

Nestlé is rebranding its Red Skins and Chicos sweets, saying that their controversial names — which feature offensive racial overtones — are "out of step" with the company's values.

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Trump event speaker criticized for calling Aunt Jemima a 'picture of the American dream' 24 Jun 2020, 6:32 pm

A speaker at President Donald Trump's Arizona event is being criticized over comments she made calling Aunt Jemima a "picture of the American Dream."

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Kentucky hospital CEO pleads with people to wear masks as the hospital fills up with Covid-19 patients 22 Sep 2020, 9:41 pm

As cases surge in Kentucky and Ohio, one hospital is begging residents to wear masks and practice social distancing, as it reaches capacity due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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Cooper: Are elderly people now disposable? Look in mirror, Trump 22 Sep 2020, 9:44 pm

CNN's Anderson Cooper shows all the times President Donald Trump has contradicted himself on who is affected by the coronavirus and how serious the pandemic is.

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Why reopening US colleges has gone so poorly 22 Sep 2020, 9:44 am

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Tasmania finds another 200 pilot whales that may all be dead in mass stranding 23 Sep 2020, 2:09 am

Rescue teams in Tasmania were already frantically working this week to save about 270 pilot whales stranded in a harbor. Up to a third of the animals were believed to be already dead, with the clock ticking to save those still alive.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance vandalized with 'Black lives don't matter' sign 23 Sep 2020, 4:53 am

Officials from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are investigating after someone placed a black bear skin and a cardboard sign that read "from here to the lake black lives don't matter," at an entrance to the park.

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'I wish I could laugh at this, but ...' CNN commentator rips GOP senator's ad 22 Sep 2020, 9:45 pm

Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia is looking to highlight her conservative voting record in a new ad that compares her to Attila the Hun.

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We tested the best kitchen knife sets 22 Sep 2020, 12:09 pm

High-quality, super-sharp kitchen knives make culinary tasks easier and safer. (Did you know that dull knives are actually more dangerous?) While many home cooks will fare just fine with a basic chef's, paring and serrated knife, investing in a set, housed neatly in a handsome knife block, adds versatility — and, for real cooking nerds, even joy — to meal-making.

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Chicken wings are hot. Big restaurant chains are paying attention 22 Sep 2020, 9:47 pm

America's love for chicken wings has only grown during the pandemic. And big restaurant chains from Applebee's to Domino's want in.

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Tel Aviv set to become first city with electric roads that charge public transportation 22 Sep 2020, 3:56 pm

The city of Tel Aviv is working on creating wireless electric roads to charge and power public transportation in the city.

Reese's puts pretzels in peanut butter cups, because 'the hell with it, it's 2020' 22 Sep 2020, 1:58 pm

This year has been far from sweet, so Reese's is embracing its salty side by adding pretzels to its peanut butter cups.

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Trump's Covid-19 vaccine sales pitch is all sizzle and no steak 22 Sep 2020, 7:52 pm

More than 80 years ago, the American salesman extraordinaire, Elmer Wheeler, introduced his "Five Wheeler Points" to help his brethren boost sales of whatever it was they were selling. The first Point, later immortalized by an episode of Seinfeld , was this: "don't sell the steak -- sell the sizzle."

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How RBG would have powered through this crisis 21 Sep 2020, 7:33 pm

I was very fortunate to serve as one of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's law clerks during the US Supreme Court's October 2003 term. I was also blessed by her presence in my life -- and in the lives of my daughters -- in the years following my clerkship. She always found time when we asked. She always asked how we were doing, particularly during difficult times.

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The unrelenting horizonlessness of the Covid world 22 Sep 2020, 4:53 pm

Six months into the pandemic with no end in sight, many of us have been feeling a sense of unease that goes beyond anxiety or distress. It's a nameless feeling that somehow makes it hard to go on with even the nice things we regularly do.

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What Elijah Cummings would say if he were alive 22 Sep 2020, 7:02 am

Despite her dying wish that she not be replaced until a new president is installed, President Donald J. Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell barely waited a few hours following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before announcing their intention to do just that. No one should forget that it was McConnell who blocked a Senate confirmation process for former President Barack Obama's Supreme Court pick, Merrick Garland, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February of 2016 because, McConnell argued, the seat should not be filled before a national election nearly nine months away.

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Why Trump targets the 1619 Project 21 Sep 2020, 9:19 am

President Donald Trump, who has proven himself to be a master of psychological projection, is rewriting and politicizing history all while accusing schools around the country of doing the same.

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Biden may seem like centrist, but his platform isn't 21 Sep 2020, 9:00 am

Joe Biden's campaign policy agenda will add $5.4 trillion in new federal spending over the next decade, according to a new analysis by the Penn Wharton Budget Model, a nonpartisan research-based initiative at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Biden has many aggressive plans, which include remaking the US health care system, expanding housing subsidies, and making public colleges and universities tuition-free for families making less than $125,000 a year. In fact, one economist concluded that Biden's policy platform added up to "the largest proposed spending increase by a presidential nominee since George McGovern," the Democrat who in 1972 proposed a universal basic income for all Americans.

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Ex-RBG law clerk: My two favorite stories about her 20 Sep 2020, 8:19 am

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, and to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. I had the good fortune to clerk for her when she was on the DC Circuit.

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Second judge rules against USPS, says election mail must be prioritized 22 Sep 2020, 8:31 am

The US Postal Service must prioritize election mail and reverse some key policy changes imposed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a federal judge ruled on Monday, saying that "managerial failures" at the agency undermined the public's faith in mail-in voting.

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Want to vote in person? Here's how to judge the risk 22 Sep 2020, 12:59 pm

CNN's Abby Phillip explains how states have made in-person voting safer and explores the issues voters should keep in mind when it comes to mail-in voting.

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Voter registration, explained 22 Sep 2020, 7:12 am

States require voters to register with election officials before casting a presidential ballot.

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Esper and Milley appear to adopt different strategies to deal with Trump as election approaches 21 Sep 2020, 6:06 pm

The Pentagon's two most senior figures were so angry about President Donald Trump's unprecedented attack on senior military leadership earlier this month that they got on the phone with the White House chief of staff to express their dismay, according to several defense officials.

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Send your stories about voting issues 17 Sep 2020, 6:05 pm

Are you having difficulty registering or voting, whether in person or by mail? Are you worried about receiving or returning your mail-in ballot? Do you believe you have seen or received disinformation relating to voting information or the election?

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Japan's hafu stars are celebrated. But some mixed-race people say they feel like foreigners in their own country 23 Sep 2020, 2:43 am

"Excuse me, are you hafu?" the taxi driver asked.

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China will become carbon neutral by 2060, Xi Jinping says 23 Sep 2020, 1:38 am

The leader of the world's biggest polluter of greenhouse gases has pledged to go carbon neutral by 2060.

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120,000-year-old footprints found in Saudi Arabia -- and they might be human 22 Sep 2020, 8:25 am

Hundreds of fossilized footprints dating back 120,000 years have been discovered in Saudi Arabia, and they might point to the earliest evidence of human movement into the region, according to a new study in Science Advances.

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Millions of acres are in flames in South America. Here's why 21 Sep 2020, 6:30 am

Millions of acres across South America have been devastated by fires due to a combination of drought and multiple fires that authorities say are manmade. CNN's Matt Rivers reports.

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FDA expected to issue stricter guidelines on vaccine emergency approval, Washington Post reports 22 Sep 2020, 11:00 pm

The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue new, stricter guidelines for emergency authorization of coronavirus vaccines in a bid to gain more public trust of the vaccine, the Washington Post reported.

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Gabrielle Union-Wade heading up 'Friends' table read with all Black cast 22 Sep 2020, 10:02 am

Fresh off of winning an Emmy Sunday night, Uzo Aduba is going to play Phoebe from "Friends."

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus really, really wants you to vote 22 Sep 2020, 1:16 pm

Julia Louis-Dreyfus joked "the apocalypse is great" during CNN's CITIZEN event on Tuesday.

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Taylor Swift scores Billboard Music Awards nods 22 Sep 2020, 10:38 am

The Billboard Music Awards 2020 nominations were revealed on Tuesday, with Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish leading the pack of artists up for awards.

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Millie Bobby Brown stars as Sherlock's brilliant sister 22 Sep 2020, 10:42 am

Permutations on Sherlock Holmes have a long and spotty cinematic history, which makes "Enola Holmes" -- a vehicle for "Stranger Things'" Millie Bobby Brown, who doubled as its producer -- such a pleasant surprise. Adapted from the young-adult books, it's a lovely production that reinforces the sense Brown, if there were any doubts, is a major star in the making.

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