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Trump falsely says Biden, a practicing Catholic, is "against God"

Trump falsely says Biden, a practicing Catholic, is "against God"

President Trump claimed Thursday that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden -- a practicing Catholic -- is "against God" in a series of false attacks made during a rally-style address to supporters gathered on Cleveland's airport tarmac. "Take away your guns, take away your Second Amendment. No religion, no anything," Mr. Trump stated from behind the presidential podium. "Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He's against God. He's against guns. He's against energy."In its pitch to evangelical voters, the Trump campaign has consistently painted the former vice president as disconnected...

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Certain nasal sprays recalled due to risks including seizure and death

Certain nasal sprays recalled due to risks including seizure and death

Three forms of nasal spray are being recalled because they could contain too much of a man-made hormone used in treating conditions including a type of diabetes and frequent urination.Ferring Pharmaceuticals is recalling the sprays "due to superpotency or amounts of desmopressin higher than specified," according to a posted Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The risks associated with too much of the commercially-made hormone desmopressin involve abnormally low levels of sodium in blood, which could lead to seizure, coma and death, it stated.The trouble was detected during...

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SpaceX caps busy week with launch of 57 more Starlink satellites

SpaceX caps busy week with launch of 57 more Starlink satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket vaulted back into space early Friday, boosting another 57 Starlink internet relay stations into orbit along with two BlackSky remote sensing microsatellites. The launching of the first stage booster marked its fifth flight.It capped a busy week for the California rocket builder beginning with the successful splashdown of a Crew Dragon capsule Sunday that brought two NASA astronauts back to Earth from the International Space Station. The flight was the first to orbit for NASA astronauts from U.S. soil since the space shuttle was retired in 2011.Two days after...

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L'Oreal requiring doctor's note for U.S. employees to work from home

L'Oreal requiring doctor's note for U.S. employees to work from home

"Because I'm worth it" is not an acceptable reason to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, even if L'Oréal is your employer. Forget the famous tagline, because the U.S. arm of the international beauty brand is insisting that its 12,000 employees start "gradually" returning to the company's worksites, despite the ongoing threat of . Only those employees with a documented underlying medical condition that puts them at greater risk of contracting COVID-19, or developing a complication, may apply for a work-from-home extension, the company confirmed to CBS MoneyWatch. An employee's...

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Elliott Abrams, convicted of lying about Iran-Contra, named special representative for Iran

Elliott Abrams, convicted of lying about Iran-Contra, named special representative for Iran

Brian Hook, the administration's special representative for Iran, is leaving and will be replaced by Elliott Abrams, convicted of misleading Congress about the Iran-Contra affair. Abrams, who has been serving as the special representative for Venezuela, will continue in that position in addition to his new role. He pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in 1991 as a part of the Iran-Contra affair and was later pardoned by then-President George H.W. Bush. Abrams, who was assistant secretary of state at the time, admitted he had unlawfully withheld information from congressional committees in...

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Trump raises $165 million in July, beating Biden by $25 million

Trump raises $165 million in July, beating Biden by $25 million

announced Wednesday that it, along with the Republican National Committee and joint fundraising entities, raised a combined $165 million in July — a record monthly total for the 2020 cycle so far and $25 million more than raised last month. But the president's lead with cash on hand is narrowing heading into the final stretch before the election.The Trump campaign last month surpassed the billion dollar mark with $1.1 billion raised this cycle to date. The president and Republican entities now have more than $300 million cash on hand."The enthusiasm behind President Trump's re-election...

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New York AG seeks to shut down NRA in lawsuit alleging financial crimes

New York AG seeks to shut down NRA in lawsuit alleging financial crimes

Washington — New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking to disband the National Rifle Association (NRA), claiming its top officials diverted millions of dollars from the influential gun group for their personal use and enriched their families and close associates by awarding lucrative contracts.The from James, filed in New York state court, alleges the NRA and four of its top executives mismanaged funds and violated state and federal laws, resulting in the loss of more than $64 million for the organization in a span of three years. The senior leaders, James...

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Federal agents raid offices of company tied to Ukrainian oligarch

Federal agents raid offices of company tied to Ukrainian oligarch

Washington — Agents with the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday raided two offices belonging to Optima Management Group, a company with ties to a Ukrainian oligarch, federal law enforcement sources tell CBS News.The federal agents conducted the raid of Optima Management's offices in Miami and Cleveland as part of an investigation out of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Ohio, which has been ongoing for more than a year, a source said.Agents are believed to have seized items including computers and laptops. However, an exact description of what was taken by...

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Los Angeles to shut off water and power to homes hosting large parties or gatherings

Los Angeles to shut off water and power to homes hosting large parties or gatherings

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Wednesday that he is authorizing the city to shut off utility service to properties where large parties and gatherings are held, . Garcetti said that, starting Friday, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will cut off water and power service in "egregious" cases where unpermitted large parties and gatherings take place.The announcement came hours after City Councilman David Ryu introduced a motion to increase penalties for property owners who hold large house parties in violation of public health orders. It wasn't clear whether Garcetti's...

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Trump raises $165 million in July, beating Biden by $25 million

Trump raises $165 million in July, beating Biden by $25 million

announced Wednesday that it, along with the Republican National Committee and joint fundraising entities, raised a combined $165 million in July — a record monthly total for the 2020 cycle so far and $25 million more than raised last month. But the president's lead with cash on hand is narrowing heading into the final stretch before the election.The Trump campaign last month surpassed the billion dollar mark with $1.1 billion raised this cycle to date. The president and Republican entities now have more than $300 million cash on hand."The enthusiasm behind President Trump's re-election...

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Los Angeles to shut off water and power to homes hosting large parties or gatherings

Los Angeles to shut off water and power to homes hosting large parties or gatherings

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Wednesday that he is authorizing the city to shut off utility service to properties where large parties and gatherings are held, . Garcetti said that, starting Friday, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will cut off water and power service in "egregious" cases where unpermitted large parties and gatherings take place.The announcement came hours after City Councilman David Ryu introduced a motion to increase penalties for property owners who hold large house parties in violation of public health orders. It wasn't clear whether Garcetti's...

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Biden says he hasn't taken a cognitive test: "Why the hell would I take a test?"

Biden says he hasn't taken a cognitive test: "Why the hell would I take a test?"

Washington — Former Vice President Joe Biden said he has not taken a test to measure his cognitive ability, shrugging off the suggestion as President Trump and his campaign continue to question his mental fitness for office."No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man," Biden told CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett in an interview at the convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists. "That's like saying you, before you got in this program, you're taking a test whether you're taking cocaine or...

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Professor who accurately predicted every election since 1984 says Biden will beat Trump

Professor who accurately predicted every election since 1984 says Biden will beat Trump

The professor famous for the winner of every presidential election since 1984 has issued his verdict for 2020: will defeat .American University Professor Allan Lichtman uses a system he created of  that decide who will win the White House. In 2016, Lichtman was who said Mr. Trump would be the next president — and he also predicted that Trump would be impeached. Four years after those calls, he foresees a Biden victory in November."The keys predict that Trump will lose the White House," Lichtman says in a video op-ed released Wednesday.But Lichtman considers it as a close contest, and notes...

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For Sale: "Gargantuan" NYC mansion, home to Epstein horrors

For Sale: "Gargantuan" NYC mansion, home to Epstein horrors

The asking price for the renowned property that sits at 9 East 71st Street on Manhattan's Upper East Side is as massive as the home itself: $88 million. Its $31,000 a month property tax assessment is roughly half of the average American's annual salary.       The seven-floor townhouse that sits a half block from Central Park is rich in history. It even comes with its own page. According to descriptions on several real estate websites, the "[property] was the last and largest of just a handful of goliath mansions built during its era in the 1930's."       Absent from the descriptions are the...

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Clorox wipes won't be fully stocked in stores until 2021

Clorox wipes won't be fully stocked in stores until 2021

Clorox wipes have been a hot commodity during the coronavirus pandemic — so much so that many areas experienced shortages. The drought is not expected to get much better: Clorox CEO Benno Dorer on Monday that grocery stores won't be fully stocked until next year.The company is understocked in most of the products it makes — which includes Glad trash bags and Burt's Bees lip balm, Reuters reports. While the supply of many products is expected to improve, the disinfectant wipes will still be scarce."Disinfecting wipes, which are the hottest commodity in the business right now, will probably...

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Trump describes Lebanon explosions as "attack," though cause is not yet known

Trump describes Lebanon explosions as "attack," though cause is not yet known

President Trump on Tuesday described in Beirut, Lebanon,  as an "attack," claiming that U.S. generals he met with seemed to think it was an "attack" of some kind.  It's the first time the horrific incident has been described as an attack — at this point, the Lebanese government isn't describing it as such. Video emerging on social media shows extensive damage and officials said at least 60 people are dead and more than 3,000 injured."Well it would seem like it based on the explosion," Mr. Trump said during a news conference. "I met with some of our great generals and they seemed to feel...

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WY to become 1st state without daily printed paper

WY to become 1st state without daily printed paper

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Wyoming's lone remaining daily newspaper adjusts to changing times

Wyoming's lone remaining daily newspaper adjusts to changing times

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The great broadband divide: Living without high-speed internet access

The great broadband divide: Living without high-speed internet access

After she earned her master's degree, writer Karie Fugett bought a little farm in rural Oregon. It seems to have everything: beauty, affordability, and just a 30-minute drive to the city. But she quickly discovered one thing that wasn't available: "We don't have internet!" she laughed. "We haven't been successful getting it out here yet.""So, you must be able to get online somehow?" asked "" correspondent David Pogue."When there isn't a pandemic, I go to a library, or I go to a restaurant or a café," Fugett laughed. "Now, since the pandemic, all of those places are closed down. If I need...

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Meadows says he's "not optimistic" deal on coronavirus relief will be reached in near future

Meadows says he's "not optimistic" deal on coronavirus relief will be reached in near future

Washington — With the Trump administration and congressional Democrats still at an impasse over the next , White House chief of staff Mark Meadows warned Sunday he is "not optimistic" a deal will be reached in the near future.In an interview with "Face the Nation," Meadows said negotiators "still have a long ways to go" after he and Democratic leaders spent the last four days working to reach consensus on the legislative package, which would be the fourth phase of the federal response to the ."I'm not optimistic that there will be a solution in the very near term," he said on "Face the...

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"Zombie cicadas" infected with mind-controlling fungus return to West Virginia

"Zombie cicadas" infected with mind-controlling fungus return to West Virginia

Humans aren't the only ones susceptible to the psychedelic chemicals found in magic mushrooms. "Zombie cicadas" — under the influence of a parasitic fungus — have reemerged in West Virginia to infect their friends, and now scientists have a better understanding of how it happens.Researchers from West Virginia University recently saw the return of these bizarre creatures, which are infected with a fungus called Massospora. According to a study published in the journal , the fungus manipulates the insects to unknowingly infect other cicadas, rapidly transmitting the disease to create a zombie...

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CDC predicts up to 11,000 people will die every week this month from coronavirus

CDC predicts up to 11,000 people will die every week this month from coronavirus

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SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts splash down in Gulf of Mexico after historic test flight

SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts splash down in Gulf of Mexico after historic test flight

Astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, strapped into a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule wrapping up its first piloted test flight, plunged back to Earth on Sunday with a fiery reentry to splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico to close out an historic 64-day flight.Descending under four large orange-and-white parachutes, the Crew Dragon — named c by the astronauts — settled to a 15-mph impact about 39 miles south of Pensacola, Florida, at 2:48 p.m. ET."Endeavour, on behalf of the SpaceX and NASA teams, welcome back to planet Earth, thanks for flying SpaceX," radioed SpaceX engineer Mike...

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Wilford Brimley, "Cocoon" star and Quaker Oats pitchman, has died at age 85

Wilford Brimley, "Cocoon" star and Quaker Oats pitchman, has died at age 85

Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to an indelible character actor who brought gruff charm, and sometimes menace, to a range of films that included "Cocoon," "The Natural" and "The Firm," has died. He was 85.Brimley's manager Lynda Bensky said the actor died Saturday morning in a Utah hospital. He was on dialysis and had several medical ailments, she said.The mustached Brimley was a familiar face for a number of roles, often playing characters like his grizzled baseball manager in "The Natural" opposite Robert Redford's bad-luck phenomenon. He also worked with...

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Congressman Raúl Grijalva tests positive for coronavirus

Congressman Raúl Grijalva tests positive for coronavirus

Congressman Raúl Grijalva announced in a statement Saturday that he has tested positive for , saying he would self-isolate in quarantine under the recommendation of the Capitol attending physician. Grijalva, a Democrat from Arizona, said he was asymptomatic, feels fine, and hopes "to make a quick and speedy recovery."Grijalva's diagnosis comes after Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert earlier this week. Grijalva and Gohmert both attended a hearing by the House Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday. Grijalva is the chair of the committee. Gohmert had worn a mask infrequently on Capitol...

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