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Four teachers sue Delta Air Lines over California fuel dump
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:31:28 -0500
At a news conference, the teachers described the fuel as drizzling down like raindrops with "overwhelming" fumes.
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Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:07:52 -0500
Avalanche kills skier as winter storm targets the Midwest and Northeast; Son's graduation was one man's dying wish
Why The Neptunes knew they needed to be "polarizing"
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:37:59 -0500
The duo, who was announced as one of the 2020 inductees to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, did not want to "just sound like someone else."
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Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:32:29 -0500
Trump assembles his impeachment legal team; School arranges son's early graduation for father
Trump's impeachment defense team announced
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:30:31 -0500
President Trump’s impeachment trial is likely to begin next Wednesday. The president will choose high-profile and controversial lawyers to defend him. Ben Tracy reports.
Lawmakers condemn conditions faced by asylum-seekers in Mexico
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:02:02 -0500
Members of a congressional delegation described the squalid conditions faced by the asylum-seeking families and children they met in Matamoros, Mexico.
U.S. will screen passengers from China for new illness
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:01:42 -0500
There is growing concern about a rare, flu-like virus that has caused at least two deaths and has spread from China to other countries in Asia. Errol Barnett reports.
SpaceX stages dramatic in-flight abort test
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:00:32 -0500
Dramatic SpaceX in-flight abort test is intended to clear the way to send astronauts to the International Space Station.
Can R.E.M. stop Trump campaign from playing its songs?
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:49:35 -0500
Iconic rock band the latest artists to object to their music being used at political events for President Donald Trump.
Parnas says Trump tried to fire Yovanovitch "at least four" times
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:20:12 -0500
"The president kept firing her, and she wouldn't leave," Parnas told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.
What to expect from Tuesday's Democratic debate
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:19:02 -0500
Six candidates have qualified for Tuesday night's debate in Des Moines, Iowa, the smallest lineup so far in the race for the Democratic nomination. Lynda Tran, a CBSN political contributor and Democratic strategist, spoke to CBSN's "Red & Blue" about what to expect.
Trump administration stands by justification for Soleimani killing
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:19:02 -0500
New information is raising more questions about the "imminent threat" used to justify the killing of a top Iranian general. Anita Kumar, a White House correspondent and associate editor for Politico, and Natalie Andrews, a congressional reporter for the Wall Street Journal, spoke to CBSN's "Red & Blue" about the administration's repeated claims that a threat was coming.
House Democrats release more materials from Lev Parnas
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:17:21 -0500
Democrats released texts exchanged between Parnas and Rudy Giuliani and another set between Parnas and a staffer for Representative Devin Nunes.
Jury selected for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:01:42 -0500
Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial in New York now has a jury. The 12-person panel, consisting of seven men and five women, was seated Friday. The disgraced movie mogul is accused of raping a woman in 2013, and sexually assaulting another woman in 2006. Weinstein denies the allegations and has pleaded not guilty. Attorney Jesse Weber joined CBSN with more.
Trump's legal team set for impeachment trial
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:01:41 -0500
Republican stragegist Lauren Claffey and Democratic strategist Michael Starr Hopkins joined CBSN to break down how the Senate impeachment trial will impact both Washington and the campaign trail for the next few weeks.
Pete Buttigieg goes on the road ahead of Iowa caucuses
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:01:41 -0500
Pete Buttigieg has held at least nine events since Tuesday's Democratic primary debate in Iowa. Jack Turman joined CBSN for this edition of 2020 Daily Trail markers with more on Buttigieg's plans leading up to the Iowa caucuses.
Surprising stars who have never won an Oscar
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:48:39 -0500
No thanks to the Academy.
Senate impeachment trial against Trump expected to begin January 21
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:07:18 -0500
The Senate is likely to start the impeachment trial against President Trump next Tuesday, January 21. Two Republican senators tell CBS News that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is telling his conference the trial will start next week and could last several weeks.
Kosher grocery shooters plotted more violence, feds say
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:07:14 -0500
David Anderson and Francine Graham, the couple who killed an officer before killing three people at a Kosher grocery store in Jersey City in December, had a bomb and planned more attacks against law enforcement and the Jewish community, officials said Monday. CBSN New York's Hazel Sanchez reports.
Astros fire GM and manager over sign stealing scandal
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:07:13 -0500
The Houston Astros on Monday fired general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch after Major League Baseball found that the club used technology to steal signs. CBS Sports HQ's Jim Bowden joins CBSN with the latest.
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Parnas said he is speaking out because he is afraid of William Barr
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:08:31 -0500
Parnas said he is speaking out because he is afraid of William BarrRudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas said he was giving media interviews about his role in President Trump’s attempts convince Ukrainian officials to announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden because he wanted to protect himself from Attorney General William Barr.
Disease that killed millions of China's pigs poses global threat
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 07:05:53 -0500
Disease that killed millions of China's pigs poses global threatSoon the dog's handler discovered and confiscated a ham sandwich in the purse of a passenger who had flown on a China Eastern Airlines flight from Shanghai. China has lost millions of pigs in outbreaks of the disease, pushing its pork prices to record highs, forcing purchases of costly imports and roiling global meat markets. Bettie is among an expanded team of specially trained beagles at U.S. airports, part of a larger effort to protect the nation's $23 billion pork industry from a disease that has decimated China's hog herd, the world's largest.
An ISIS preacher captured in Iraq was apparently so overweight that police had to take him away in the back of a pickup truck
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:36:48 -0500
An ISIS preacher captured in Iraq was apparently so overweight that police had to take him away in the back of a pickup truckShifa al-Nima was captured in the Mansour neighborhood of Mosul by the Nineveh police command, according to Iraqi police.
Wealthy CEOs complain about feeling 'unsafe' because of homeless people in San Francisco
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:01:42 -0500
Wealthy CEOs complain about feeling 'unsafe' because of homeless people in San FranciscoA major healthcare conference in San Francisco this week has sparked a debate about the California city’s homeless crisis as wealthy executives and investors complain of feeling 'unsafe'.The city rakes in $51m (£39m) each year from the annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference despite growing concerns about the city’s homeless population among attendees of the healthcare industry’s leading conference, according to Bloomberg News.
Jordan, Meadows Send Letter to FISA Court Questioning Kris Appointment
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:10:25 -0500
Jordan, Meadows Send Letter to FISA Court Questioning Kris AppointmentHouse Oversight Committee Republicans Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows issued nine demands to FISA Court presiding judge James Boasberg in a Thursday letter in response to the appointment of Obama Department of Justice lawyer David Kris to help oversee the FBI’s reform of FISA applications.The letter, obtained by National Review, asked Boasberg to identify who else besides Kris was considered, whether Kris’s past defense of the FISA application to surveil Trump-campaign adviser Carter Page was taken into account, and whether “the FISC bears any responsibility for the illegal surveillance of Carter Page,” among other concerns.“If the FISC’s goal is to hold the FBI accountable for its serious misconduct, Mr. Kris does not appear to be an objective — or likely effective — amicus curiae for several reasons,” the letter states. “At minimum, the selection of Mr. Kris creates a perception that he is too personally invested on the side of the FBI to ensure it effectuates meaningful reform.”A Republican official with knowledge of the letter told National Review that the letter signaled a concerted Congressional effort to reform FISA.“For too long, the FBI has remained largely un-checked when it comes to the FISA process. Congress must ensure that FISC stands ready to protect civil liberties without even the slightest indicia of political bias,” he said.The letter appears to be a follow-up to Monday comments from Meadows, who said in an interview that Republicans were “appealing this to the Judge” regarding Kris's appointment. The North Carolina Congressman also slammed the move to appoint Kris, saying that “there’s no way” Kris is the right man to address abuses “if he doesn’t even acknowledge that there is a problem.”Kris, a former assistant attorney general in the Obama DOJ’s national security division, has extensive experience with the FISA Court, serving as an amicus curiae, or special adviser, since March 2016.A frequent contributor to Lawfare blog, Kris was an outspoken defender of the FBI’s authority in surveilling Page, who was accused of being a Russian agent.Following the release of heavily-redacted FISA applications used to surveil Page in July 2018, Kris doubled down. “It seems to me very likely that if we get below the tip of the iceberg into the submerged parts and more is revealed, it will get worse, not better,” for Page, he told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow at the time. The letter references Kris's comment to Maddow as evidence that he is biased in favor of the bureau and against Page.DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz revealed in December that the FBI knowingly withheld information that Page was a CIA informant in order to obtain a FISA warrant against him, and even doctored an email to keep the information from the court. The report also revealed that the bureau did not inform the FISC of the partisan origins of the uncorroborated Steele dossier despite its playing a "central and essential" role in their application to surveil Page.In their letter, Jordan and Meadows also request that Boasberg give greater insight into the details surrounding the court’s assessment of the Page applications, including when it “first received any indication that information contained in the FBI’s surveillance applications for Carter Page was misleading or false.”
Bureaucracy to brutality: New evidence reveals IS hierarchy
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:13:28 -0500
Bureaucracy to brutality: New evidence reveals IS hierarchyDocuments compiled by a U.S.-based Syrian rights group reveal how Islamic State militants used one of their most powerful bureaucratic bodies to regulate daily life and impose and execute penalties. The Washington-based Syria Justice and Accountability Center said Thursday that the evidence — documents produced by IS itself — could help identify individuals responsible for atrocities during the militants' four-year reign of terror and lead to criminal prosecutions. The 24-page report, called “Judge, Jury and Executioner,” is based on dozens of documents obtained by SJAC from inside Syria and collected by a local activist from abandoned IS offices in Raqqa province, where the militants also had their self-declared capital in a city that carries the same name.
Huawei exec set to fight Canada court battle against US extradition
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 21:05:14 -0500
Huawei exec set to fight Canada court battle against US extraditionA Canadian court on Monday will consider a US request to hand over Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou, whose arrest 13 months ago on fraud charges plunged Canada-China relations into a deep freeze. The extradition hearing comes after Beijing detained two Canadians and blocked billions of dollars worth of Canadian agricultural shipments in apparent retaliation for Meng's arrest. Taking her into custody also stuck Canada in the middle of a row between China and the US, which views Huawei as a security risk.
Woman pleads guilty to killing husband by putting eye drops in his water
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 07:23:22 -0500
Woman pleads guilty to killing husband by putting eye drops in his waterA South Carolina woman pleaded guilty to fatally poisoning her husband by putting eye drops in his water for days. She was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Former U.S. Marine: Suleimani’s Killing Is the Apotheosis of American 'Strategy'
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 08:06:00 -0500
Former U.S. Marine: Suleimani’s Killing Is the Apotheosis of American 'Strategy'A strategy that has achieved the opposite of its promises is a failure. Before another moment is wasted, Americans need to ask their leaders the same question General David Petraeus plaintively asked at the height of the Iraq War: “Tell me how this ends.”
Impeachment and a path to redemption for Trump
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:23:01 -0500
Impeachment and a path to redemption for TrumpPresident Trump’s most effective path forward, not only to prevail in the impeachment proceedings but to end this ordeal and create a strong position from which to govern, is to follow the Clinton model rather than the Nixon path. 
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