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Sandy Hook anniversary: Newtown High School wins state championship on Sandy Hook shooting anniversary

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Newtown High School on Saturday won the Connecticut Class LL state championship in football. The win came seven years to the day after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  Trailing in the game’s closing seconds, Newtown Nighthawks quarterback Jack Street connected with wide receiver Riley Ward...
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Democratic presidential debate: Nine Democratic presidential candidates demand DNC toss out current debate rules

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Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party’s front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules that determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude...
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Heisman Trophy: Joe Burrow wins 2019 Heisman Trophy

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Louisiana State University quarterback Joe Burrow is the 2019 Heisman Memorial Trophy winner. The award was presented at the end of an hour-long ceremony on Saturday night. Burrow has led the LSU Tigers to a 13-0 record in 2019 and the top spot in the College Football Playoff bracket. The...
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Army Navy Game 2019: President Trump attends game in Philadelphia today

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President Trump is traveling to Philadelphia Saturday to attend the annual Army-Navy game, capping off what the president called a “wild week” that saw developments in the impeachment inquiry and the president finalize the first phase of a trade deal with China. Mr. Trump is expected to administer the coin...
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PG&E settlement: California Governor Gavin Newsom rejects $13.5 billion PG&E settlement

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has rejected a $13.5 billion settlement that Pacific Gas & Electric struck just last week with thousands of people who lost homes, businesses and family members in a series of devastating fires that drove the nation’s largest utility into bankruptcy. The decision announced Friday in a five-page...
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Kennedy Center Honors 2019: How to watch the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center honors — Start time, honorees, watch live stream free, TV channel

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The 42nd Kennedy Center Honors this year recognized “Sesame Street,” actress Sally Field, musician Michael Tilson Thomas, singer Linda Ronstadt and the band Earth Wind & Fire. CBS News’ Paula Reid was there for it all on December 8 — on the red carpet and backstage with some of America’s...
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Nurdles: Tiny plastic pellets are polluting our waterways, absorbing harmful chemicals

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Trillions of small plastic pellets known as nurdles have been escaping from petrochemical plants into waterways and oceans for decades. Only lately has serious action been taken to figure out what can be done, including a monumental settlement in Texas. In Cox Creek off the Gulf of Mexico, there are...
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Trump impeachment inquiry weekly recap: The House Judiciary Committee voted to impeach President Trump. Here’s what happens next.

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Congress is tasked with answering two questions: Did President Trump abuse his power, and did he obstruct Congress? If the full House decides that either answer is yes, he will be the third U.S. president to be impeached. The first charge relates to his dealings in Ukraine. He is accused...
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Charlotte Nebres: First black Marie in New York City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” is part of a changing face of classical dance

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The holiday classic “The Nutcracker” has been performed by the New York City Ballet for more than 50 years. But this year, the timeless production actually features something new. Charlotte Nebres, 11, is the first black dancer to win the coveted role of Marie, the young heroine of “The Nutcracker.”...
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James Harden makes NBA history with back-to-back 50-point games with Houston Rockets

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James Harden of the Houston Rockets shot into basketball history Friday night when he single-handedly scored 54 points against  Orlando Magic and became the first player in NBA history to have back-to-back 50 point games with 10 or more 3-pointers.  The NBA confirmed the record-breaking streak on Twitter Friday night.  Harden...
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Traverse City State Hospital: Former asylum in Michigan transformed into new apartments

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More than 250 mental institutions were built across America between the mid-1800s and the early 20th century. A small number of those old asylums are still around today, and some are being repurposed as apartments, hotels and even the new headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security. One of the...
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Sally Field arrested during Jane Fonda’s weekly climate change protest

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Jane Fonda continued her weekly tradition of protesting on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Friday. This time, actress Sally Field was there. She left the event with Capitol police, and in handcuffs.  Field, along with environmentalist Winona LaDuke, urged people to get out of their comfort zones to fight...
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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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