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The appointment to fill the seat of the only Black woman in the Senate has pitted Democrats against each other and heightened internal tensions 25 Nov 2020, 10:49 pm

A cross-country lobbying campaign for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Senate seat has pitted factions divided by race, gender and geography against one another and heightened internal tensions within at least one influential caucus on Capitol Hill.

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Biden delivers compassionate message in somber holiday speech 25 Nov 2020, 9:38 pm

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Americans to recommit to fighting the deadly coronavirus pandemic in a Thanksgiving address ahead of the holiday.

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See stark contrast between Trump and Biden's words today 26 Nov 2020, 1:39 am

CNN's John Avlon breaks down President Trump's unwillingness to accept the results of the 2020 election.

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Biden's national security team still has significant gaps 26 Nov 2020, 12:01 am

When President-elect Joe Biden formally introduced members of his national security team on Tuesday, there were significant gaps on stage: proposed leaders for the Pentagon and the CIA.

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Keilar calls out GOP senator over 'cheap shot' at Biden's picks 25 Nov 2020, 8:33 pm

CNN's Brianna Keilar calls out Republicans for "cynically poking" at the Ivy League educations of President-elect Biden's Cabinet picks.

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Opinion: At Thanksgiving, an America of obscene contrasts 26 Nov 2020, 1:30 am

At my family's Thanksgiving table, we begin the meal by saying what we're thankful for, and every year we list the same themes: We are grateful for our health. For the food on the table. We are grateful that we have one another.

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Trump announces pardon for Michael Flynn in tweet 26 Nov 2020, 12:05 am

• Analysis: How Michael Flynn perfectly explains Donald Trump's presidency • Analysis: The pardons begin with Flynn

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Diego Maradona dies after suffering heart failure 26 Nov 2020, 4:04 am

• Pele pays tribute to Maradona • In pictures: The life of Diego Maradona

NRA says it's aware of 'significant diversion of its assets' in tax filing 26 Nov 2020, 3:35 am

The National Rifle Association says in a tax filing that it became aware of a "significant diversion" of its assets in 2019 and previous years, and that its current president has paid back nearly $300,000 plus interest in funds for the expenses, according to the filings.

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Physician fears 'the darkest days in modern American medical history' are coming 26 Nov 2020, 2:55 am

Dr. Anthony Fauci's final pre-Thanksgiving plea is to keep any indoor holiday gatherings as small as possible as the country endures record numbers of Covid-19 hospitalizations and daily cases, he told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday.

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F-35 drops mock bomb from 10,500 feet 25 Nov 2020, 7:52 pm

A US Air Force F-35 jet conducted a successful test drop of a mock nuclear bomb while traveling at greater than the speed of sound.

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Haunting video shows what dying of Covid-19 could look like 24 Nov 2020, 10:25 pm

An ICU doctor posted an unfiltered simulation of the last things a person might see before dying of Covid-19.

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Opinion: Sen. Dick Durbin — GOP made this pillar of justice a shell of its former self 26 Nov 2020, 1:24 am

In less than 50 days, the voters of Georgia will determine whether the United States Senate remains in Republican control, or whether Democrats will take the majority. To understand what is at stake, look no further than the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Hospital CEO out for refusing to wear mask after having Covid-19 26 Nov 2020, 2:49 am

Former Sanford Health CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft wrote an email to 50,000 employees saying he wouldn't wear a mask after having Covid-19. Hospital employees were appalled and now he's out of a job.

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Fox News staffers thought Newsmax was a joke. But they're not laughing anymore 25 Nov 2020, 10:15 pm

Fox News is taking action to stave off newfound competition from Newsmax TV.

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Markus Paul, a strength coach for Cowboys, dies 

Markus Paul, strength and conditioning coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys, has died.

Opinion: The reason we know it's about to get better 26 Nov 2020, 3:34 am

Is it morning in America yet? Not quite. But there's change in the air, and millions of Americans must surely be experiencing the unmistakable feeling that even if the worst is not over, it soon will be.

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Couple finds more than 66 bottles of Prohibition-era whiskey hidden in the walls of their New York home 

When a New York couple was told their over 100-year-old home was built by a notorious bootlegger, they passed it off as small town legend.

See mystery object found in the Utah desert 24 Nov 2020, 8:33 pm

What started as a routine flyover for Utah's Department of Public Safety, suddenly took a turn after officers stumbled upon a shiny, mysterious monolith in the middle of the desert.

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Teacher's decades-old beach find turns out to be the island's first-ever dinosaur discovery 26 Nov 2020, 3:14 am

You never know what you might find while walking along the beach.

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Watch this 'infinite' music video of Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy' 25 Nov 2020, 1:32 am

To celebrate Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy" music video hitting a billion streams, YouTube used artificial intelligence to create a never-ending music video of fans' covers of the hit song.

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CIA officer killed in combat in Somalia 

A CIA officer was killed in Somalia last weekend, according to a former senior administration official with knowledge of the matter. The officer was wounded in an operation in the country and later died, the source said.

Comedian praises Netflix for taking down his show. Here's why 25 Nov 2020, 4:53 am

Comedian Dave Chappelle is lauding Netflix for taking down 'Chappelle's Show,' which he says was added to the platform without his approval.

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Here's the type and amount of exercise you need, WHO advises 26 Nov 2020, 12:27 am

While we're all cooped up during the pandemic, the World Health Organization wants you to exercise.

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Alone for the holidays? Here's how to find joy in the solitude 23 Nov 2020, 6:23 pm

'Tis the season to stay home and stay safe. That means no more raucous get-togethers with extended family, being relegated to the kids' table or figuring out how to politely decline Grandma's fruitcake.

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Why losing weight might protect you from virus 24 Nov 2020, 4:10 pm

More than 40% of adults in the United States are obese. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why obesity is one of the top underlying health conditions associated with Covid-19 deaths.

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Coronavirus across the US is getting worse. Refresh your memory on how to stay safe 22 Nov 2020, 5:59 am

It's a recurring headline these days: New cases of coronavirus are surging around the country, along with hospitalization rates and Covid-19 deaths.

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50 ways to celebrate a birthday during a pandemic 25 Nov 2020, 9:27 am

Dear Mom: You mean the world to me.

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Child sex trafficking: It's probably not what you think it is 25 Nov 2020, 6:40 pm

"You just have to dance, we can make a little money like that."

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QAnon has hijacked the name of a real organization trying to save children 19 Oct 2020, 3:21 pm

You might see people sharing the hashtag #SavetheChildren on social media. But much of this online activity has nothing to do with the respected and real Save the Children charity. Its name has been hijacked by followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory.

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Born on dark fringes of internet, QAnon is now infiltrating mainstream American life and politics 3 Jul 2020, 1:50 pm

Since its origin three years ago, QAnon has festered in the darker corners of the internet. Now the group's followers, who call themselves "believers," have found a niche on social media and within the Republican Party.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, reveals she had a miscarriage 25 Nov 2020, 11:20 am

• Singer Christina Perri says she lost her baby, who was 'born silent'

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He's an ex-Proud Boy. Here's what he says happens within the group's ranks 25 Nov 2020, 5:47 am

On the night of a recent Million MAGA March in Washington DC, a large man in a Proud Boys polo shirt runs at a Black woman from behind and punches her in the head. She falls to the pavement.

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Watch penguins take over an NFL field 24 Nov 2020, 6:52 pm

Penguins from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago took a field trip to the home of the Chicago Bears for some fresh air and exercise.

Hal Ketchum dies at 67 after battle with dementia 25 Nov 2020, 1:45 am

Country music singer Hal Ketchum passed away at the age of 67 on Monday night due to complications from dementia, his wife said.

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How Cholula plans to get more Americans hooked on its hot sauce 25 Nov 2020, 6:08 pm

For the $800 million it's spending to buy it, Cholula's new owner needs it to punch above its weight.

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The new Mini Cooper JCW GP is quirky and quick, but not worth the cost 25 Nov 2020, 3:58 pm

Mini Coopers are quick and quirky little cars, but they're not the most comfortable or practical. And while the Mini Cooper John Cooper Works GP cranks up the quick and the quirky, it does so at the cost of comfort, practicality and, of course, price.

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The gadgets and tech that got us through 2020 25 Nov 2020, 3:42 pm

Smartphones, laptops and gaming consoles remain at the top of holiday wish lists, but this year we at CNN Business are reflecting on the tech, services and apps that truly made a big impact on our everyday lives.

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Amazon and Walmart are selling AirPods at an all-time low price right now 26 Nov 2020, 12:24 am

Apple AirPods are sure to be on a lot of holiday shopping lists this year, and for good reason: These true wireless earbuds offer fast and easy connectivity, auto play/pause and instant pairing to all your Apple devices. And as we head into Black Friday, we're already seeing deals on three different AirPods models.

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Walmart is restocking the PlayStation 5 tonight 26 Nov 2020, 12:03 am

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Look who's coming to the White House 22 Nov 2020, 8:55 pm

I witnessed a rush of collective pleasure online when the news came, on November 7, that Joe Biden had won the presidential race. Not just because of Biden, but also because of Major and Champ, the new first dogs of the United States.

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You shouldn't gather this Thanksgiving. But if you do, minimize your Covid risk 25 Nov 2020, 12:44 am

Social media is flooded with frustrated comments from people complaining that the government is trying to dictate how Americans are allowed to spend their Thanksgiving holiday.

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To the Republicans telling the truth, thank you 25 Nov 2020, 9:28 pm

Republicans in Congress have been divided in their response to President Donald Trump's assertions of a "stolen election." While some have quietly acknowledged Joe Biden's win, others are obstinately touting the President's absurd and baseless claims, despite the failure of numerous legal challenges to the results staring them square in the face.

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Biden swimming in Trump's ocean of troubles 25 Nov 2020, 6:40 pm

President-elect Joe Biden's new national security team will soon be swimming in an ocean of troubles. The world is in many ways a more dangerous place than when Donald Trump took office.

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What Chuck Schumer doesn't get about Georgia 24 Nov 2020, 9:01 pm

For most Americans, this holiday season is a welcome respite, an opportunity to put the long and fractious 2020 election season behind them. But that's not the case here in Georgia. Mixed in with preparations for a subdued pandemic Thanksgiving, Georgians are still being bombarded with dire campaign commercials warning of coal in our Christmas stockings if we cast the wrong votes.

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I love 'The Mandalorian,' but it has a big problem 20 Nov 2020, 11:28 pm

To borrow from the Mandalorian's mantra -- is this really the way?

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What 'Happiest Season' gets wrong 24 Nov 2020, 11:30 pm

If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that the more things change, the more they stay the same. We think that facing a global pandemic is unique, but then we remember, oh right, that was so 1918. We think we can tune into the new blockbuster holiday movie and it will offer a refreshing new take on what family and love look like in 2020, only to realize it feels a whole lot like 1993.

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This Biden pick will make world safer 24 Nov 2020, 10:45 pm

For almost four years, President Donald Trump has trashed the American intelligence community. He's appointed political acolytes to top national security jobs, pilloried expert analysis and polluted intelligence with his personal politics. But with President-elect Joe Biden's nomination of Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence, we will soon have a reliable expert leading our intelligence community.

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Trump's outcasts in civil and foreign service may get a second chance under Biden 26 Nov 2020, 12:06 am

It's been a hard four years for many career government servants. Their expertise was set aside for President Donald Trump's flashy political appointees, and their fellow professionals were marginalized, derided as "Deep State' interlopers and even fired.

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DOJ set to execute 5 federal prisoners before Inauguration Day 25 Nov 2020, 11:03 am

With fewer than 60 days until President-elect Joe Biden takes office, the Trump administration has set an unprecedented record of scheduling the most federal inmates for execution during the last leg of a presidential term.

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Biden appears to pour cold water on Warren and Sanders joining Cabinet 25 Nov 2020, 7:53 pm

President-elect Joe Biden appeared to pour cold water on the idea of nominating Sens. Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders to his Cabinet, suggesting he would instead like to keep them in the US Senate to help him carry out a progressive agenda.

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Analysis: Biden stakes out anti-Trump presidency 25 Nov 2020, 5:45 am

• LIVE UPDATES: Chinese leader Xi Jinping finally congratulates Biden • Biden expected to deliver Thanksgiving address ahead of holiday • Opinion: Biden swimming into Trump's ocean of troubles • Georgia secretary of state says Trump threw him under bus despite his support

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British-Australian academic freed by Iran in apparent prisoner exchange 26 Nov 2020, 3:09 am

Kylie Moore-Gilbert, the British-Australian academic detained by Iran for more than two years on espionage charges, has been freed in an apparent prisoner exchange for three Iranians.

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Duchess of Sussex discusses miscarriage in opinion piece 25 Nov 2020, 1:12 pm

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has revealed she suffered a miscarriage in July 2020 in an opinion piece written for the New York Times. CNN's Max Foster reports.

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Nearly 100 whales die in New Zealand 25 Nov 2020, 11:04 am

Nearly 100 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on the Chatham Islands, New Zealand's Department of Conservation said Wednesday.

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