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"Extremely rare" 350-pound loggerhead among 150 cold-stunned turtles rescued from Cape Cod beach

More than 150 endangered sea turtles, stunned from the cold weather, washed ashore on Cape Cod over the weekend.According to the Massachusetts Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, strong winds last week brought in about 150 turtles to beaches from Dennis to Truro.On Friday, the Truro Department of Public Works rescued the 350-pound adult male loggerhead and brought him to the sanctuary.He is now being cared for at the New England Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital in Quincy."We are grateful to have been able to give these cold-stunned sea turtles a second chance," NMLC wrote on Facebook. read more...

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"Everybody is looking up to Georgia right now": Early voting kicks off in Senate runoffs

He told CBS News the Senate race "means so much to Georgia because everybody is looking up to Georgia right now."In late-night tweets this weekend, Mr. Trump called Kemp a "fool" and a "clown.""Could have been so easy, but now we have to do it the hard way," Mr. Trump wrote.Although Mr. Trump traveled to Georgia for a post-election rally for Loeffler and Perdue, some of his staunchest supporters favor boycotting the runoffs.Even split between the two races, that's more than was spent on ads in any other Senate race during the 2020 cycle. read more...

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"Encouraging signs" that Mitch McConnell will make deal on pandemic relief, Senator Manchin says

Both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump have "given encouraging signs" toward another coronavirus stimulus bill, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin said.McConnell has said a bipartisan deal can be done, and Democrats are prepared to make a deal, Manchin said Tuesday on "CBS This Morning."While McConnell spoke in favor of a narrower proposal, Democratic leaders have called for the bill to be used as a framework for pandemic relief, until President-elect Joe Biden takes the White House in January."Joe Biden said this is a down payment.Our president, Joe Biden coming in, he'll come back and lay out a new plan of what he thinks it takes to have this economy recover and stay on course." read more...

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"Dozens" of top Treasury email accounts hacked, senator says

Email accounts used by the Treasury Department's senior leadership were compromised by suspected Russian government hackers who carried out a massive cyber-espionage campaign against several U.S. federal agencies, according to Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon.The ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee said the "full depth" of the Treasury hack "isn't known."Senate Finance Committee staff were briefed about a major breach of the Treasury as part of the SolarWinds hack, Wyden said in a statement Monday night."Hackers broke into systems in the Departmental Offices division of Treasury, home to the department's highest-ranking officials.Treasury still does not know all of the actions taken by hackers, or precisely what information was stolen," Wyden said. read more...

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"Don't lose hope. Just fight": Christmas goes on amid COVID-19 spike

More than 120,000 people are being treated for COVID in America's hospitals on Christmas evening.More than 18.7 million cases have now been confirmed in the U.S and more than 330,000 Americans have died.Only a handful of parishioners were allowed inside Christmas mass in Los Angeles, where every 10 minutes, someone dies from COVID.This is Merlin Pambuan, an ICU nurse in southern California who treated COVID patients then became one.Her message tonight to those who treated her and those now battling for their lives: "Don't lose hope. read more...

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"Dancing with the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba tests positive for COVID-19

"Dancing with the Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba has revealed she recently tested positive for COVID-19."So just friendly reminder to stay vigilant and take care of yourself and wear your masks please and wash your hands a lot."As COVID-19 cases rise across the United States, more high-profile people have gone public with the news that they tested positive for the virus.Ellen DeGeneres revealed on Thursday that she had tested positive.Former New York City mayor and President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani also tested positive and was hospitalized for several days earlier this week. read more...

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"Claire" the Scottish deerhound wins Best in Show at 2020 National Dog Show

"Claire" the Scottish deerhound has been crowned Best in Show at the 2020 National Dog Show, beating out hundreds of other pooches for the prestigious title.So Pure The Scottish Deerhound is the Best in Show at the #NationalDogShow pic.twitter.com/M45ein5v4G NBC Sports (@NBCSports) November 26, 2020The English springer spaniel took Reserve Best in Show.The Belgian Laekenois was not represented in the competition, NBC Sports said.Afghan hounds are pictured at The National Dog Show.The National Dog Show is one of the oldest benched dog shows in the U.S., held annually since 1933. read more...

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"Cheer" star indicted on new child sex solicitation charges

"Cheer" star Jerry Harris, who is already facing a federal child pornography charge, has been indicted on new charges that allege he solicited sex from minors at cheerleading competitions and convinced teenage boys to send him obscene photographs and videos of themselves.Harris, 21, has been held in a federal detention facility without bond since he was arrested on child pornography charges in September, and a judge has subsequently suggested that Harris would pose a public danger if released from custody.Harris' attorneys have not yet spoken about the new charges, but an arraignment was scheduled for Friday afternoon.Attorneys for two of Harris' alleged victims, teenage brothers who have sued Harris in Texas, praised authorities on Friday and asked that they continue to "locate victims and take action.""Cheer" was an instant success when it was released in January, and Harris drew fans for his upbeat attitude and his encouraging "mat talk." read more...

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"CBS This Morning" looks back on a historic year with a roundup of all the news that mattered in 2020

"CBS This Morning" looks back on a historic year with a roundup of all the news that mattered in 2020 2020 will be a year we'll always remember, and one that has forever changed our country.The coronavirus claimed the lives of more than 300,000 Americans, businesses closed, and tens of millions of people filed for unemployment.We also elected a new president, and witnessed the growing demand to end racial injustice."CBS This Morning" looks back at the pivotal moments and people that shaped this year. read more...

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"BTS bill," to let pop stars put off military service, sails through South Korean legislature

While an 18-month career interruption may seem insignificant, for South Korea's boybands, the hint is in the name: they're boybands, not manbands.Mandatory military service has doomed some of BTS' recent contemporaries.The band's value to South Korea's image, and its economy, is hard to overstate.That wasn't lost on the lawmakers who voted Tuesday, passing legislation they had unofficially dubbed the "BTS bill."1 hit on the world's biggest music chart, the Billboard Hot 100, back in August brought an estimated 1.7 trillion won ($1.5 billion) into South Korea's economy. read more...

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