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Holiday movies 2021: 10 movies to get excited about

We all need some post-Thanksgiving dinner viewing time -- or just some silence from our families while we sit together and watch a movie. And what's better than a cheesy holiday tale to distract us from the world?

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It's time Congress fought for women

Friday was a historic day. The Build Back Better Act, President Joe Biden's sweeping care infrastructure and climate package, passed the US House of Representatives, marking a moment when our nation's legislators finally took an important step toward addressing the devastating consequences of consistently leaving half of the country's adults -- and many of our children -- behind.

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Opinion: What 'BBB' really means

President Joe Biden is getting closer to another major victory in what could be a legislative hat trick to round out his first year in office. After House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy delayed a vote in the lower chamber with an eight-hour speech last night, Democrats passed the Build Back Better Act, which is now expected to undergo major revisions in the Senate.

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Analysis: The real reason Kevin McCarthy just talked for 8 hours straight

Here's what Kevin McCarthy wants you to think about his 8+ hour floor speech in opposition to President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" social safety net plan: He believes that the legislation is so harmful to American society that he was compelled to hold the House floor for much of Thursday night and Friday morning in order to express his profound displeasure with Democrats pushing the bill.

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Opinion: The debate about masks in schools got more complicated. But the answer is clear

More than a year and a half into the Covid-19 pandemic, the US finds itself facing a new set of parameters: We now have Covid-19 vaccines available for those 5 years of age and older, we have information at our disposal about the effectiveness of mask usage for reducing the risk of disease spread, and we better understand the effect the pandemic can have on children. But while things feel like they are getting better, it is important to remember that the pandemic is not over, particularly since the rise of the Delta variant. We still have over 1,100 Covid-related deaths in the US per day. And as of November 11, children represented over a quarter of all weekly reported Covid-19 cases, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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'In this house, I'm in charge': UK house speaker shuts down Boris Johnson

Lindsay Hoyle, the UK's Speaker of the House of Commons, stepped in during a fiery parliamentary debate session. He rebuked Prime Minister Boris Johnson, opposition leader Keir Starmer and the most senior figures of both parties for their poor parliamentary behavior, saying he expected better politics from both sides. CNN's Bianca Nobilo has more.

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How to bring nature into your home and feel better

Architects and designers are finding ways of bringing nature into our homes to benefit our health and wellbeing; a concept known as biophilic design. Here are some simple tips you can try to bring the outside in.

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Opinion: US can fight inflation and still 'build back better'

Consumer prices in October 2021 were 6.2% higher than a year ago. This is the highest year-over-year price inflation since 1990. It raises three main questions. What is the cause? What should be done? And in particular, how should it affect the design of the Build Back Better (BBB) legislation?

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How the media mistakes a slogan for a story

Infrastructure week is a "cheeky" slogan, but the real story is what the infrastructure funding in the "Build Back Better" bill will accomplish, CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter said on "Reliable Sources" Sunday. And it's the media's responsibility to report the story, not just repeat catch-all slogans.

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Why this GenX-er is jealous of Gen Z

Once again the kids are showing us all how to do life better. According to a recent New York Times story, thirtysomething managers are being intimidated by their demanding twentysomething employees. Or, in the language of our generationally-obsessed culture, Gen Z isn't taking any Millennial crap at work.

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Biden's answer to reporter draws laughter

While addressing the passing of his $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill in Congress, President Joe Biden tells reporters he's confident that his Build Back Better plan will receive the necessary votes as well.

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