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Did Colin Kaepernick workout help another player get signed by NFL?
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:23:03 -0500
The Washington Redskins’ new wide receiver is giving props to Colin Kaepernick for getting signed. Jordan Veasy was at the workout with Kaepernick last month in Atlanta. He caught an incredible pass from the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, and video of the catch scored about 4.5 million views on Twitter. Veasy teld the Washington Post he believes the opportunity to catch passes from Kaepernick helped him earn a spot on the Redskins' practice squad.
SpaceX launches cargo ship on three-day flight to space station
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:23:00 -0500
The SpaceX launch is the first of two rapid-fire cargo delivery missions to the International Space Station.
Constitutional law experts make case for and against impeachment
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:21:30 -0500
The House Judiciary Committee held its first impeachment hearing Wednesday, focusing on the constitutional arguments for and against impeachment. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett, Wall Street Journal congressional reporter Siobhan Hughes, CBS News White House producer Fin Gomez and CBSN legal contributor and former New York County prosecutor Rebecca Roiphe joined "Red & Blue" with their takeaways from the hearing.
Watch live: Trump dines with United Nations Security Council representatives
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:20:00 -0500
The lunch comes after awkward moments for the president on the international stage at the NATO summit in London.
Pelosi: "I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment"
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:12:00 -0500
Lawmakers are contemplating​ the next steps in the probe following testimony from four constitutional scholars on Wednesday.
Biden uses NATO video in new campaign ad
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:09:46 -0500
The ad includes the now infamous NATO video as well as the U.N. General Assembly laughing at Trump during his speech.
60 Minutes Update: Corruption allegations plaguing Malta
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:09:00 -0500
In 2018, 60 Minutes reported on the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and the corruption allegations plaguing the tiny European nation of Malta. With the Maltese prime minister now indicating he will step down, we update what's happened since our story aired last year.
John Kerry endorses Joe Biden, will tour with him in Iowa
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:04:27 -0500
The former secretary of state and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee will join Biden on his "No Malarkey" bus tour.
12/5: CBSN AM
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:58:02 -0500
Deadly shooting at Pearl Harbor naval shipyard; ViacomCBS rings NASDAQ opening bell
Impeachment updates: Pelosi calls for drafting of articles of impeachment
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:58:00 -0500
"Today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment," Pelosi said
Eiffel Tower closed, train stations deserted as strikes sweep France
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:51:23 -0500
Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in one of the biggest public sector strikes in decades
Feds take action against Russian hacking group
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:49:13 -0500
The Treasury and Justice Departments announced they're taking action against Evil Corp, a Russian hacking group that used malware to steal more than $100 million.
Pelosi to reporter who asks if she hates Trump: "Don't mess with me"
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:43:00 -0500
Pelosi said the president is a "coward" and "cruel," but that she still prays for him
2018: Inside the corruption allegations plaguing Malta
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:26:51 -0500
From the archives: The smallest nation in the European Union is earning an unsavory reputation, with a series of scandals involving allegations of bribery, cronyism and money laundering
Inside the corruption allegations plaguing Malta
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:18:10 -0500
The smallest nation in the European Union is earning an unsavory reputation, with a series of scandals involving allegations of bribery, cronyism and money laundering. Jon Wertheim reports
One city might do away with apartment security deposits
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:17:00 -0500
Scrounging up the lump sum can make it hard to afford a roof over your head. Cincinnati just might have a solution.
Rosa Parks exhibit shows she was no accidental activist
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:09:55 -0500
Thousands of Parks' own writings are on display at the exhibit, which is free to the public
CBSN Originals presents "Speaking Frankly: Raising Boys"
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:09:39 -0500
Now that the #MeToo movement has brought conversations about toxic masculinity and sexual consent to the forefront of public discourse, parents are grappling with how to encourage their sons to reject some of the more traditional notions of manhood. But many say they struggle with reinforcing those values in a society that still largely adheres to deeply-rooted stereotypes. It raises the question: How do we raise our boys?
ViacomCBS rings Nasdaq opening bell
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:09:39 -0500
CBS and Viacom have completed their merger. ViacomCBS Chairman Shari Redstone and ViacomCBS President and CEO Bob Bakish celebrated the new corporate combination with a ceremonial ringing of the opening bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers have more.
A new era for "Face the Nation"
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:09:06 -0500
Here's a behind the scenes look at "Face the Nation"'s new look
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Trump Administration Moves to End Food Stamps for 700,000
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 10:51:10 -0500
Trump Administration Moves to End Food Stamps for 700,000(Bloomberg) -- The Trump administration announced a plan Wednesday to end food-stamp benefits for about 700,000 Americans, issuing a new regulation that makes it harder for states to gain waivers from a requirement that beneficiaries work or participate in a vocational training program.Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the new rule will move more food-stamp recipients “toward self-sufficiency and into employment.”Conservatives have long sought cuts in the federal food assistance program for the poor. House Republicans tried to impose similar restrictions last year when Congress renewed the program but were rebuffed in the Senate.The work requirement covers “able-bodied” recipients. A U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman said it doesn’t apply to recipients who are over 50, disabled or pregnant, or anyone with a child under 18.The measure would be the first of three Trump administration initiatives curtailing food stamp benefits to take effect. The Urban Institute estimated in an analysis last month that the measures together would cut 3.7 million beneficiaries from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, often known by its previous name, food stamps.Currently, states can receive waivers for work requirements if their unemployment rates are at least 20% above the national rate, which was 3.6% in October. The regulation, which will be published in the Federal Register Thursday, imposes stricter standards for the waivers.‘Grinch’ MoveDemocratic Congresswoman Marcia Fudge of Ohio said the new regulation was worthy of “the Grinch who stole Christmas.” In an emailed statement, she called it “an unacceptable escalation of the Administration’s war on working families.”A Brookings Institution study published last year found more stringent work requirements are likely to hurt people who are already working but whose employment is sporadic. Recipients must work an average of 20 hours a week each month to meet the requirement.The USDA estimates 688,000 people will lose food stamps by 2021 and 709,000 by 2024 under the new work requirement rule, according to a department spokeswoman. The rule will cut food-stamp spending by $5.5 billion over five years, according to a regulatory analysis the department published.States seeking waivers to the work rule would have to meet the new, more stringent standards by April 1, said the people, who asked for anonymity to discuss the plan.As of August, 36.4 million Americans received food stamps, according to USDA. Enrollment has declined as the economy has improved and was down 1.7 million from a year earlier.(Updates to reflect rule announced in first paragraph, add Perdue and Fudge comments. A prior version corrected maximum age of dependent children for exemption.)\--With assistance from Saleha Mohsin.To contact the reporters on this story: Jennifer Jacobs in Washington at jjacobs68@bloomberg.net;Mike Dorning in Washington at mdorning@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at jsobczyk@bloomberg.net, John Harney, James AttwoodFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Police chief firing puts spotlight on cops who let him go
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:11:13 -0500
Police chief firing puts spotlight on cops who let him goWhen fellow officers discovered Chicago’s police chief asleep behind the wheel of his running SUV, they did not conduct any sobriety tests and let their boss drive home — a decision that has thrown a spotlight on what happens when one officer confronts another on patrol. “It’s a worst-nightmare situation for a police officer to encounter their superior or chief who has been drinking,” said Philip Stinson, a criminal justice professor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
North Korea's Kim in new horse ride through winter snows
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:27:58 -0500
North Korea's Kim in new horse ride through winter snowsNorth Korean media published fresh pictures Wednesday of leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse on a sacred mountain, imagery that experts say is heavy with symbolism and may indicate a policy announcement. The photos come as nuclear talks with the United States are stalled and with a looming end-of-year deadline set by North Korea for some kind of concession from Washington. Kim -- in a black leather trenchcoat he has worn recently to open a flagship construction project and supervise a weapons test -- was pictured leading a squad of riders in a white forest near Mount Paektu.
Soldier stationed in Afghanistan raises thousands to bring home his buddy, Sully the cat
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 18:18:23 -0500
Soldier stationed in Afghanistan raises thousands to bring home his buddy, Sully the catFunding is a challenge for this Afghanistan animal rescue. To get a cat to the U.S., it generally costs $3,000 or more and for a dog, up to $5,000.
'Jews are France', says Emmanuel Macron after 107 Jewish graves  desecrated in anti-Semitic attack
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 10:19:31 -0500
'Jews are France', says Emmanuel Macron after 107 Jewish graves  desecrated in anti-Semitic attackPresident Emmanuel Macron has pledged to fight anti-Semitism saying “Jews are and make France” after 107 graves were desecrated at a Jewish cemetery in the northeast of the country. The daubing of swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti on the graves at the cemetery in Westhoffen around 15 miles west of Strasbourg in the Alsace region was the latest racist attack to shock the country. "Jews are and make France," President Emmanuel Macron wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. "Those who attack them, even their graves, are not worthy of the idea we have of France." "Anti-Semitism is a crime and we will fight it in Westhoffen as everywhere until our dead can sleep in peace," he added. In response to the latest in a string of such acts of anti-Semitic vandalism, France is to open a national bureau to lead the fight against hate crimes. The office, which would be part of France's gendarmerie, will be charged with investigating this crime but also all anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim and anti-Christian acts,  said interior minister Christophe Castaner. France is to create a bureau against hate crimes Credit:  ARND WIEGMANN/ REUTERS "The Republic itself has been desecrated," said Mr Castaner said after visiting the cemetery, which dates from the 16th century.  The Alsace region has suffered a rash of racist vandalism over the past year, most notably the desecration of 96 tombs at a cemetery in Quatzenheim in February, which sparked nationwide outrage. The rising number of anti-Jewish offences reported to police - up 74 percent in 2018 from the previous year - has caused alarm in the country that is home to both the biggest Jewish and the biggest Muslim communities in Europe. Earlier this year, politicians from across the spectrum joined marches against anti-Semitism amid fears of a rise around the continent. They denounced a surge in attacks that some commentators blamed on incitement by Islamist preachers, others on the rise of anti-Zionism - opposition to the existence of Israel as a homeland for the Jewish people. The graves were desecrated just hours before French MPs adopted a resolution equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism. On Tuesday evening, French MPs approved a non-legally binding resolution modelled on the definition of anti-Semitism set by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). The IHRA definition, which serves as an international guideline, does not reference “anti-Zionism” but does say denying Jews their right to self-determination is anti-Semitic. The World Jewish Congress hailed France’s step. “For too long too many have used the excuse that their obsessive criticism of Israel stands exclusive from their otherwise positive feelings for the Jewish people. Those days are now over,” it said. Debate over the resolution split Mr Macron’s ruling La Republique En Marche party, with some opponents saying it could smother freedom of expression in criticising the Israeli government. Backers said it merely targeted those who refused to recognise the existence of Israel or sought its destruction.
Missile Shield: Romania Now Has America's Aegis Ashore
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 05:10:00 -0500
Missile Shield: Romania Now Has America's Aegis AshoreA powerful system.
‘The View’ Devolves Into Shouting Match Over Barron Trump Pun
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:30:29 -0500
‘The View’ Devolves Into Shouting Match Over Barron Trump PunDespite the lack of Meghan McCain on Thursday’s broadcast of The View, things still devolved into a tense and heated back-and-forth when the table discussed the right-wing outrage over impeachment witness Pamela Karlan’s wordplay pun involving Barron Trump’s name. During Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing, Karlan—a Stanford Law professor—attempted to make a point about the Constitution, noting that President Donald Trump is not a monarch. “So while the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron,” Karlan said. After First Lady Melania Trump and other conservatives lashed out at the legal expert, claiming she attacked a minor, Karlan offered an apology.Discussing the backlash to Karlan’s play on words, hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar pointed out that the professor was merely making an analogy using Barron’s name and was not being “disrespectful or nasty” towards a young child. This immediately prompted conservative co-host Abby Huntsman to fire back.“I might be the only one here that sees this as pretty sick and a total low blow and stupid,” Huntsman huffed, causing guest host Bari Weiss to ask what was so “sick” about it.“Because I think talking about political kids unless they’re on the front lines, they’re off-limits,” the daughter of former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman said. “I’m the only one at the table that has been a political child.”Amy Klobuchar Schools Meghan McCain on ImpeachmentAfter claiming that Democrats are constantly giving Republicans “ammunition” with moments like this, Huntsman then took issue with Behar arguing that Trumpworld has no right to act offended over the pun due to Trump’s family separation policy at the border.“The ‘kids in cages’ argument, it’s brought about every other day on this show and elsewhere because I feel like that’s always the defense you go to when you can’t defend on the Democratic side,” Huntsman stated.Co-host Sunny Hostin, meanwhile, added to the growing chaos on The View set by saying she actually agreed with Huntsman, insisting that it was “ill-advised and quite frankly just dumb” for Karlan to make a “joke” during the hearing.“It wasn’t a joke, Sunny!” Behar shot back.Moments later, Behar wondered why Huntsman thought it was “wrong” to bring up the plight of migrant children a lot, asking her what her objection is to it.“My issue with it, is it’s what we teach our kids not to do,” Huntsman replied. “ I got in trouble for saying this, but Joy said it worse. So you should be in trouble. It doesn’t really equate. When they are hitting on Barron, I’m not sure what ‘kids in cages’ that has to do with that.”“It shows the hypocrisy,” Behar retorted.“What did Barron do?” Huntsman declared, again alleging he was the victim of an attack.“It had nothing to do with Barron,” Goldberg interjected. “Only his name. It’s just his name.”Goldberg then ended the contentious segment by claiming there was “no comparison” between a bad pun and the U.S. treatment of migrant children.“It is apples and oranges because a bad pun out of the mouth of somebody you can say, don’t do the pun again,” the Oscar-winner concluded. “Hard to do that with the kid in the cage.”‘The View’ Host Abby Huntsman Defends Kellyanne Conway: ‘She’s Been Getting Bullied’Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
UPDATE 1-U.S. says Iran may have killed more than 1,000 in recent protests
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:00:57 -0500
UPDATE 1-U.S. says Iran may have killed more than 1,000 in recent protestsIranian security forces may have killed more than 1,000 people since protests over gasoline price hikes began in mid-November, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Thursday. "As the truth is trickling out of Iran, it appears the regime could have murdered over a thousand Iranian citizens since the protests began," Hook told reporters at a briefing at the State Department.
A man arrested in Russia is accused of building a fake border with Finland 15 miles from the real one and charging migrants $11,000 to cross it
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:13:57 -0500
A man arrested in Russia is accused of building a fake border with Finland 15 miles from the real one and charging migrants $11,000 to cross itThe man is accused of building fake border posts in the Vyborg region, Interfax said, and taking the men on an extended route along a series of roads.
2020 Democrats Expose Extreme Abortion Policies in New Survey
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 06:30:13 -0500
2020 Democrats Expose Extreme Abortion Policies in New SurveyThe New York Times has released the results from a set of questions posed to each Democratic presidential candidate about his or her views on abortion. Thus far in the primary race, very few of the candidates have been pushed to account for their position on a variety of abortion policies, especially during the debates. The Times should be commended for this effort to get candidates on the record on specific policy questions.Five candidates did not complete the survey: Montana governor Steve Bullock (who has since exited the race), former Housing and Urban Development secretary Julian Castro, former Maryland congressman John Delaney, Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, and California senator Kamala Harris (who ended her campaign yesterday).The survey is the first time that most candidates were asked whether they support restrictions on abortion procedures after fetal viability, usually somewhere around 21 weeks’ gestation, the earliest a premature infant has survived. Only Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar suggested that regulations could be acceptable, saying they “must be consistent with Roe v. Wade,” which would allow states to limit abortion in the third trimester with an exception for women’s health. (It’s worth noting that Roe companion case Doe v. Bolton defined “health” expansively to include financial, emotional, and familial health, making it difficult for states to limit abortion practically speaking.)Most candidates offered some form of a “no,” including Colorado senator Michael Bennet, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, billionaire Tom Steyer, and New Jersey senator Cory Booker. Several candidates offered longer explanations, repeating the common claim that post-viability abortions are rare and only take place in the case of medical emergencies.“The fact is that less than 1 percent of abortions take place after 24 weeks of pregnancy,” South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg said. “They often involve heartbreaking circumstances in which a person’s health or life is at risk, or when the fetus has a congenital condition that is incompatible with life.”Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren used the same formula. “Only 1.3 percent of abortions take place at 21 weeks or later, and the reasons are heartbreaking,” she said. “20-week abortion bans are dangerous and cruel. They would force women to carry an unviable fetus to term or force women with severe health complications to stay pregnant with their lives on the line.”Both Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson offered similar responses. It’s worth explaining why these are cop-out answers that obfuscate the truth about late-term abortion. Just over 1 percent of abortions after 20 weeks does sound rare, until you consider that the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute also estimates about 926,000 annual abortions, meaning that 12,000 abortions happen after viability. That means there are more post-viability abortions each year than gun homicides.Contrary to the Democratic narrative, plenty of women obtain third-trimester abortions for reasons other than a fetal-health condition (and it is certainly debatable whether it’s “medically necessary” to kill unborn human beings with an illness or disability). In this interview, a U.S. doctor who performs third-trimester abortions says “a large percentage of our patients had no idea that they were pregnant” until late in pregnancy and that they then obtain an abortion at her clinic. There are a few clinics in the U.S. that advertise late-term elective abortions, including Southwestern Women’s Options, a facility in Albuquerque, N.M., that performs elective abortions through 32 weeks of pregnancy.A 2013 Guttmacher article reported that “data suggest that most women seeking later terminations are not doing so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment.” Rather, they most often do so for reasons such as “they were raising children alone, were depressed or using illicit substances, were in conflict with a male partner or experiencing domestic violence, had trouble deciding and then had access problems, or were young and nulliparous.”These talking points from Democrats are an inaccurate excuse deployed by candidates who refuse to support any regulations on abortion but want to provide cover for that unpopular position by twisting the facts.On several other key questions, meanwhile, all of the candidates are in lockstep, showcasing that support for nearly unlimited abortion, funded by taxpayers, has become a requirement for Democratic politicians with national aspirations. For example, every candidate said he or she wouldn’t so much as consider a running mate who opposes abortion rights, a signal that there is no room at the top of the party for pro-life Democrats.Several candidates answered an additional survey question about whether “opponents of abortion rights” should be welcomed as members or candidates in the party. Two non-politician candidates, Williamson and Yang, said the party should be a “big tent” free of litmus tests, and Bennet said the party “is and should be an inclusive one.”Buttigieg, meanwhile, offered a vague reply seeming to suggest that pro-life Democrats are in fact unwelcome. “Democrats believe every person has the right to make decisions about their own reproductive health and about their body,” he wrote. Warren had a similarly indirect answer: “We should stand up to any politician who tramples on a personal decision that has health and economic security consequences for women, their future and their families.”Only one candidate, former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak, who has since dropped out of the race, had an answer that articulated what Democrats risk by turning abortion into a litmus test. “In some cases, I think it is appropriate for the Democratic Party to welcome candidates who oppose abortion rights,” Sestak wrote. “Such cases could include candidates running in places where a Democrat who supports abortion rights would be unable to win. . . .”Consider the recent reelection of Democratic governor John Bel Edwards in Louisiana, who defeated his Republican challenger by a narrow margin in mid November. Of all the heartbeat bills signed into law earlier this year — prohibiting abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which usually takes place around six weeks’ gestation — only Louisiana’s was signed by a Democrat: Edwards. Without his pro-life bona fides, Edwards almost surely would’ve lost his seat. If most national Democrats got their way, candidates like him would be excised from the party entirely, to the benefit of Republicans.There was unanimous support among candidates for “codifying” the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe, though it is unclear how they would do so within the bounds of the Constitution. Every survey respondent expressed support for repealing the Hyde Amendment, a rider that prevents federal funds from directly underwriting abortion procedures. Even Joe Biden — who for decades of his public career supported Hyde as a protection for pro-life Americans with whom he says he personally agrees — has reversed his position, an indication of the party’s dramatic shift on the issue.“Biden will repeal the Hyde Amendment and use executive action to on his first day in office withdraw the Mexico City ‘global gag rule’ and Donald Trump’s Title X restrictions,” Biden’s campaign told the Times in a statement. But despite his willingness to jettison his lifelong stance and drift along with party dogma, Biden didn’t answer two additional questions in the survey: whether he would sign a budget that included Hyde and whether he would require private insurers to cover abortion.Several candidates, including Buttigieg, Warren, Williamson, Yang, Bennet, Booker, and Sanders said they would compel private insurers to cover abortion, a step further even than opposing Hyde.Democrats running for president have made it abundantly clear up to this point that they plan to align their campaigns with their party’s most hard-core supporters of abortion rights. This survey suggests that they’re willing to do so even when it requires exposing their extremism to voters who disagree.
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