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Opinion: Jon Gruden's fall is a warning to the NFL

A Wall Street Journal report that longtime NFL head football coach Jon Gruden used racist language to characterize the Black head of the NFL players union in an email sent in 2011 demonstrates the distance between the league's efforts to embrace anti-racism and a far more disturbing reality. Gruden resigned Monday as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after further reports emerged from the New York Times about his use of homophobic and misogynistic language in emails while he worked as an ESPN analyst. He apologized in a statement issued by the Raiders: "I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I'm sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone."

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Don Lemon looks back 10 years after coming out

The fifth issue of the DC comic series "Superman: Son of Kal-El" will confirm that the new Superman -- Jon Kent, child of Clark Kent and Lane -- is bisexual. CNN's Don Lemon has more.

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Opinion: The power of a queer Superman

When Jonathan Kent, the new Superman, comes out as bisexual in next month's issue of "Superman: Son of Kal-El," he won't be the first queer superhero. But he will be one of the most visible. As such, Jonathan defies stereotypes about sexuality and masculinity that have shaped the character and the superhero genre for generations.

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Analysis: Another bad-news poll for Democrats

Most Americans now view the Republican Party as better than the Democratic Party at protecting the country from international threats and ensuring the nation remains prosperous, according to a new poll from Gallup. These are also the GOP's widest margins ahead of the Democrats in either issue area in at least six years.

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Schumer announces deal to extend debt ceiling through early December

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Thursday morning that a deal has been reached for an extension of the nation's debt ceiling through early December, a major breakthrough to avert economic disaster that comes after weeks of partisan deadlock over how to resolve the issue.

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Whistleblower: Facebook will lose money if they fix algorithm. And they know it

The identity of the Facebook whistleblower who released tens of thousands of pages of internal research and documents was revealed on "60 Minutes." CNN's Brian Stelter reports Frances Haugen, the former Facebook product manager who worked on civic integrity issues at the company, says the documents show the company knows its platforms are used to spread hate, violence and misinformation, and that they tried to hide that evidence. Facebook has aggressively pushed back against the reports.

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Supreme Court's new term could see landmark rulings on abortion, guns

For the first time in more than a year, the Supreme Court will convene in its crimson velvet-lined majestic chamber Monday to begin a new term and hear some of the most divisive issues of the day at a time when the Court's institutional legitimacy is under attack and the majority of the public doesn't approve of the job the justices are doing.

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Car sales plunge as chip shortages choke off supply

New car sales plunged over the last three months in the United States despite strong demand, as the shortage of computer chips and other supply chain issues caused shutdowns at auto factories and choked off the supply of vehicles.

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