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iStreamItAll: Illegal streaming site bigger than Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu combined, feds say

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Two Las Vegas men who admitted to running one of the nation’s largest illegal television and movie streaming services pleaded guilty this week and now face money laundering and copyright infringement charges, federal officials said Friday.  iStreamItAll was an online, subscription-based streaming site that allowed users to download TV episodes...
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Baby Yoda official toys from Hasbro now available — but won’t ship until May

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Baby Yoda may be winning people’s hearts, but finding holiday toys based on “The Mandalorian” Star Wars character may be as rare as detecting an ounce of generosity in Jabba the Hutt. That’s because toymaker Hasbro is rolling out a line of official Baby Yoda toys, but they won’t be...
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Janoris Jenkins tweet: New York Giants cut cornerback after he used “offensive” word on Twitter

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The New York Giants have cut cornerback Janoris Jenkins, few days after he used offensive language to call out a fan, the team announced Friday. Head coach Pat Shurmur called it an “organizational decision” to waive Jenkins.  Jenkins, who joined the Giants as a free agent in 2016, was tweeting...
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Democratic debate: Biden, Warren, Sanders, Yang vow to boycott December debate to support union protesters

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At least four Democratic presidential candidates are vowing to boycott next week’s debate to stand in solidarity with a union that plans to protest outside the debate’s venue. The union of food service workers, Unite Here Local 11, is fighting for better wages and benefits, and informed candidates on Friday...
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New Zealand volcano: After deadly eruption, liability of cruise lines on travel excursions in question

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Some of the victims of Monday’s volcanic eruption in New Zealand were passengers from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. That’s now raising questions about the liability of cruise lines and the excursion companies they contract with. Royal Caribbean told CBS News it is now “suspending tours of active volcanoes.” In...
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Five life philosophies from Norman Lear

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Among his many accomplishments, Norman Lear has created iconic television programs such as “All in the Family,” “Maude,” “Good Times,” “The Jeffersons” and “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.” Lear joined the “CBS This Morning” podcast with his daughter, Kate Lear, and son-in-law, CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook. At...
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Trump impeachment inquiry latest: This week on “Face the Nation,” December 15, 2019: Graham, Durbin

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Judiciary Committee makes impeachment a reality After nearly a month of hearings and contentious debate, the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee moved to approve articles impeachment of President Trump, moving the impeachment process into full gear. The votes Friday fell along party lines, passing 23 to 17. “Today is a solemn...
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Former refugee develops video game that puts you in search of peace

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Washington — A new video game went on sale Thursday that may be like none you have ever seen. Perhaps, because its developer faced challenges few of us will ever experience. For Lual Mayen, this is more than a video game. It’s a personal story. The 25-year-old knows about survival....
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Danny Aiello has died; “Do the Right Thing” actor nominated for an Oscar dies at 86

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Danny Aiello, the blue-collar character actor whose long career playing tough guys included roles in “Fort Apache, the Bronx,” “The Godfather, Part II,” “Once Upon a Time in America” and his Oscar-nominated performance as a pizza man in Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” has died, his publicist confirmed to...
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Wall Street awaits details of Trump’s China trade deal

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U.S. stocks rose in early trading after closing at all-time highs on Thursday amid renewed optimism that the U.S. and China are close to reaching a deal in their costly trade war. Shares gained slightly Friday even though President Donald Trump tweeted that a report about a done trade deal...
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After thieves steal Christmas decorations at California home, 9-year-old boy inspires family to redo display

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A 9-year-old boy’s kindness helped keep the Christmas spirit alive in a Southern California neighborhood. A home in Downey, just outside Los Angeles, is usually decked out with elaborate decorations this time of year, but the tradition almost ended when thieves stole some of the display. Neighbors love the bright...
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Tommy Gainey, PGA golfer, arrested in Florida prostitution sting called “Operation Santa’s Naughty List”

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A professional golfer was one of 124 people arrested in Florida in a prostitution and human-trafficking sting.  Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, 44, was arrested Sunday and charged with first-degree misdemeanor solicitation, CBS affiliate WTSP reports. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that Gainey was arrested in an undercover sting...
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House impeachment vote: Watch live as Judiciary committee votes on final articles of impeachment today

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The House Judiciary Committee will vote on the articles of impeachment against President Trump Friday morning, after more than 14 hours of heated debate on Thursday. Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler postponed the final votes on the articles late on Thursday evening, sparking immediate condemnation from Republicans on the committee. The...
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What Democratic primary voters are talking about in early-voting states

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While the House of Representatives is set to vote on articles of impeachment against President Trump in the coming days, CBS News’ campaign reporters say they aren’t seeing impeachment come up as a main topic of interest for Democratic voters in early-voting states. “I’ve heard a grand total of two...
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Small plane on California freeway: Single-engine Cessna makes emergency landing on interstate in Carlsbad

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A Cessna single-engine plane made an emergency landing on the center divider and far left lane of southbound Interstate 5 in Carlsbad, California Thursday night, reports CBS San Diego affiliate KFMB-TV. Smoke was filling up its cockpit, authorities said. There were two people on board and they walked away without...

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