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Is it safe to travel for the holidays? This COVID-19 risk assessment map can help you decide
Is it safe to travel for the holidays? This COVID-19 risk assessment map can help you decide

Planning events and travel during COVID-19 is risky. To help assess risk, this interactive map updates in real time daily with cases and more updates.

SpaceX launches four astronauts to space station in new era for Nasa
SpaceX launches four astronauts to space station in new era for Nasa

SpaceX, the rocket company of high-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station on Sunday, Nasa's first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft. SpaceX's newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, which

Gov. Muphy hints at new COVID restrictions in NJ
Gov. Muphy hints at new COVID restrictions in NJ

New Jersey received 2,104 new positive COVID-19 test results, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday. Since Monday, the state has recorded 6,408 additional cases.

Dems Burned Hundreds of Millions on Failed Senate Campaigns
Dems Burned Hundreds of Millions on Failed Senate Campaigns

Hundreds of millions of dollars plowed into Democratic Senate campaigns this year went up in flames on Tuesday as some of the party's most lavishly funded challengers came up short.In South Carolina, Democrat Jaime Harrison fell to Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham despite breaking just about every Senate fundraising record with his $109 million cash haul. Kentucky state Senator Amy McGrath posted nearly as impressive fundraising numbers, bringing in about $90 million, but fell well short in her bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. And in Iowa, Theresa Greenfield failed to unseat Sen. Joni Ernst in spite of a $47 million war chest. In Texas, Democratic challenger M.J. Hegar,...

Georgia senate race between Loeffler and Warnock will be decided in January runoff
Georgia senate race between Loeffler and Warnock will be decided in January runoff

At least one of the Georgia Senate races won't be decided until 2021-but at least we now know who the contenders for the seat will be. Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler and Ebenezer Baptist Church pastor Rev. Raphael Warnock will have to win in a runoff that takes place on Jan. 5. As neither candidate received more than 50% of the vote, by Georgia law, a runoff must be held to decide the victor.

As remote learning spreads, so have cyberattacks. Are schools ready?

School cyberattacks across the U.S. have disrupted the transition to online learning in some districts. But schools are adapting to the new threat.

Vatican breaks silence, explains pope
Vatican breaks silence, explains pope's civil union comments

The Vatican said Pope Francis' remarks were taken out of context but still confirmed the pontiff's belief that gay couples should enjoy legal protections.

Understanding polarization

Election 2020 comes amid a decades-old trend toward greater political polarization in the United States. But real story is more complicated.

Venomous snake hiding in pile of toys bites a toddler in Tennessee, mom says
Venomous snake hiding in pile of toys bites a toddler in Tennessee, mom says

The girl's toys were piled beside the backdoor - and that's where the snake was found.

1st Air Force Pilot Reached 1,000-Hour Milestone in F-35A Joint Strike Fighter

Lt. Col. Jared "Vic" Santos reached 1,000 flight hours in the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter stealth jet.

8th-grade boy first child to die of COVID-19 in Missouri, data show
8th-grade boy first child to die of COVID-19 in Missouri, data show

He last attended school on Oct. 22, the school district said.

Texas Supreme Court Rejects Republican Request to Toss Out Drive-Thru Ballots
Texas Supreme Court Rejects Republican Request to Toss Out Drive-Thru Ballots

The Texas Supreme Court on Sunday rejected a request by Republican activists and candidates to toss out 127,000 votes from drive-thru polling sites in Harris County, where Houston is located.Without an order or opinion, the all-Republican court denied the request to throw out the early balloting from the state's most populous and largely Democratic county.The Republicans who brought the suit - Conservative Steven Hotze and Harris County Republicans state Representative Steve Toth, congressional candidate Wendell Champion and judicial candidate Sharon Hemphill - have argued that drive-thru voting violates the U.S. constitution, a point it plans to argue in a similar lawsuit in federal...

Final CBS News Battleground Tracker before election shows early voters prefer Biden
Final CBS News Battleground Tracker before election shows early voters prefer Biden

CBS News elections and surveys director Anthony Salvanto breaks down the final Battleground Tracker ahead of the election and each of the presidential candidates' paths to 270 electoral votes.

Where the Graham-Harrison Senate race stands in SC on eve of Election Day
Where the Graham-Harrison Senate race stands in SC on eve of Election Day

The polls in the contest between Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison have been close. What does the final Morning Consult poll of the race say?

'The numbers floored me': hunger in Pennsylvania hits highest level since pandemic's start

Demand for food aid surges in state and across country, with 54m potentially facing hunger by year's endCharles Bennicoff hasn't worked since last winter. He's an experienced landscape gardener but the mom-and-pop business he worked for in Allentown, Pennsylvania, cut its staff after losing most of their contracts during the pandemic.Bennicoff, 50, now relies on a food pantry for a few bags of groceries every couple of weeks to supplement the food stamps and social security his mentally ill wife receives. He still picks up the occasional odd job but doesn't qualify for unemployment benefits because the landscaping job was cash in hand.It's the first time the couple have needed food aid...


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