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Chauvin trial approaching deliberations -- Each side will make its closing arguments Monday in Derek Chauvin's trial after the former police officer accused of killing George Floyd declined to testify in court Thursday. This comes as former police officer Kim Potter made her first court appearance Thursday following the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright. CBS News' Laura Podesta joined "CBSN AM" with the latest.

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How to watch Prince Philip's funeral -- A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said last week the funeral "very much reflects the Duke's wishes."

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Indonesia arrests 2 hackers over $60 million U.S. COVID-19 scam -- The money was stolen from a COVID-19 aid program helping Americans left jobless by the pandemic, authorities said.

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CBS This Morning - Sir David Attenborough on new documentary - A new Apple TV+ documentary narrated by the legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough is exploring how nature rebounded during COVID-19 lockdowns. Attenborough and "The Year Earth Changed" Executive Producer Mike Gunton join "CBS This Morning" to discuss how species from penguins to humpback whales thrived when humans stayed indoors. 1H ago - 04:53

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Brothers Osborne on mental health crisis -- Anthony Mason talks to country music duo TJ and John Osborne of Brothers Osborne about their decision to take a break after John reached a breaking point with his mental health.

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Entertainment - T.J. Osborne, of Brothers Osborne, on coming out - A member of the hit country music duo Brothers Osborne, T.J. Osborne recently came out as gay. In this preview of an interview to be broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" April 18, Osborne told Anthony Mason about the reaction of fans to the news. 15M ago - 00:36

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Eye Opener: 8 dead in Indiana FedEx shooting -- Police say at least eight people were shot and killed at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. They said the suspected gunman killed himself. Also, the first court hearing was held for the Minnesota police officer charged in the deadly shooting of Daunte Wright, as demonstrators were out for a fifth straight night. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.

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Indianapolis official on FedEx shooting -- At least eight people are dead and more are injured after a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility late Thursday night in Indianapolis. Police say it appears the killer also took his own life. Craig McCartt, Indianapolis deputy chief of criminal investigations, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the developments.

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Biden working to ensure U.S. will have booster COVID shots if they're needed -- The announcement comes as drugmakers are touting their progress in developing the additional shots.

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Science journalist says Earth is on "verge of another mass extinction" -- The New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert spoke to CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett this week on "The Takeout" podcast.

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Man freed after nearly 32 years in prison craves strawberry ice cream -- How Crosley Green, whose conviction has been overturned, spent his first day of freedom.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon cleared for launch -- The flight will mark the third piloted launch of SpaceX's futuristic astronaut ferry ship.

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Prominent Hong Kong democracy activists sentenced to jail -- 5 of the leading pro-democracy voices from the city were sent to prison, but four others, including an 82-year-old former lawmaker, got suspended sentences.

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Ex-cop charged in Daunte Wright's death makes court appearance -- Kim Potter, 48, is charged with second-degree manslaughter, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years behind bars.

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CBS names two new presidents of unified news, television division -- The pair will replace CBS News President Susan Zirinsky, who has led the network's newsgathering for more than two years.

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Study shows vaccines carry much lower risk of blood clots than COVID -- Research by Oxford University suggests all major vaccines carry a similar risk of rare clots, and all seem to have much lower risk than infection with COVID-19.

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Business owners of color had a harder time getting loans, report finds -- Black and Latino business owners were less than half as likely to be fully approved for loans than White business owners.

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More colleges requiring students to get COVID-19 vaccine -- Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway says that getting students immunized is vital for schools to reopen.

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Blocking middle seats on planes reduces virus exposure, study says -- The study does not take into account the use of face masks or passengers vaccinated against COVID-19.

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CBS News launches series of Earth Day reports -- For the 51st celebration of Earth Day, CBS News correspondents span the globe to report on the state of our planet. From Nairobi to New York Harbor, we'll show you how our environment is being affected by climate change and what steps are being taken to help heal the planet. Tune in all week for our in-depth coverage.

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Keith Urban talks ACMs, new collaborations -- Keith Urban talks to Vladimir Duthiers about what to expect at the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards. He also discusses some of his new collaborations, including one with longtime friend Taylor Swift.

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CBS Village - Diverse Voices & Communities - A look back at the week that was in Minnesota - The death of Daunte Wright this past Sunday, 10 miles north of Minneapolis, renewed the spotlight on that city's ongoing murder trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. "60 minutes+" correspondent Wesley Lowery reflects on the week that was in Minnesota. 1H ago - 03:48

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Derek Chauvin's attorneys rest their case -- Security is ramping up in Minneapolis as the Derek Chauvin trial for the death of George Floyd heads into closing arguments on Monday. Chauvin decided not to testify and the defense rested its case. Jamie Yuccas is following the trial.

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Undercover cops, private guards and local patrols fight anti-Asian hate - On a crowdfunding page to raise money for armed guards, organizer Joanna Au wrote, "The local city officials have failed to protect members of our community and it's time we take matters into our own hands!" 19H ago

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Country music's Mickey Guyton makes history -- Country music artist Mickey Guyton earned her first Grammy nomination in November for the song "Black Like Me and became the first Black female solo artist to be nominated for a Grammy in a country category. The vocal powerhouse will make history again on Sunday as co-host of the Academy of Country Music Awards, alongside fellow country star Keith Urban. She sat with CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King to reflect on her trailblazing journey. -- Apr 15

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Production company's mission to diversify Hollywood -- For the first time in the 93-year history of the Academy Awards, an all-Black producing team has been nominated for Best Picture for the film "Judas and the Black Messiah". The team includes former top talent agent Charles D. King, who spoke to Michelle Miller about his effort to transform Hollywood -- Apr 15

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Buffalo cop vindicated after 2008 termination -- Buffalo police officer Cariol Horne was fired in 2008 after she says she stopped a White Buffalo officer who was using a chokehold on a Black suspect. Jericka Duncan spoke with Horne, who on Tuesday had her termination reversed, and is now eligible for her nearly $1 million pension. -- Apr 15

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Defense casts doubt on Floyd's cause of death -- In the Derek Chauvin trial, a forensics expert testified on behalf of the defense to cast doubt over what killed George Floyd. Dr. David Fowler says carbon monoxide poisoning is one of several factors that contributed to Floyd's death. Jamie Yuccas is following the trial in Minneapolis. -- Apr 15

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Ex-officer who killed Daunte Wright charged -- The former officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop will appear in court for the first time Thursday. Kim Potter is charged with second-degree manslaughter. Omar Villafranca reports. -- Apr 15

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Asian American parents and the racism talk -- As the U.S. Senate works on legislation to counter the recent spike in hate incidents against Asian Americans, Elaine Quijano speaks to Asian American parents about the racism conversations they're having with their own young children. Two parents talk to their kids about the bullying, racism and violence that they may encounter. -- Apr 14

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60 Minutes - Jerome Powell: The 2021 "60 Minutes" interview - Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell gives his thoughts on how the economy is rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic. Scott Pelley reports. Apr 11 - 13:01

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Stopping pandemics forever -- Bill Whitaker reports on the Pentagon projects that helped combat COVID-19 and may help end pandemics forever. -- Apr 11

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Prince's vault of unreleased music -- It's been five years since Prince died, but his estate continues to churn out new music from the prolific artist. Jon Wertheim reports on the unreleased songs - 8,000 by one estimate - locked away in Prince's vault and the newly unlocked album, "Welcome 2 America." -- Apr 11

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Racism's health effects on Black Americans -- Bill Whitaker reports on how discrimination has resulted in Black Americans being prone to more serious diseases. See the report, Sunday on 60 Mintues.

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4/11/2021: Chairman Powell, The Last Pandemic, Prince and the Revelation -- Fed Chair Jerome Powell tells 60 Minutes America is going back to work; Pentagon programs hope to make COVID-19 the last pandemic ever; And, what's hidden in Prince's vault of unreleased music? -- Apr 11

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Land seized from Black family over a century ago may be returned -- City leaders used eminent domain to shut down "Bruce's Lodge" to make way for a park.

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United expanding pilot diversity with ambitious training program -- Across the American airline industry, less than 6% of all pilots and flight engineers are women. Only about 10% of them are Black, Asian, Hispanic or Latino Americans.

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Kids learn Black history by recreating icons -- Tricia Messeroux is using her photography talents to educate the next generation about Black history by capturing young children dressed up as famous icons like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nina Simone. As part of the series "Unifying America," Jericka Duncan shows how these photos are now inspiring future leaders.

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Lunch counter that divided races now unites them -- Rob Masone's new South Carolina restaurant is showcasing a pink formica countertop with a painful history. In 1961, nine Black protesters were denied service and jailed after they sat at the counter to eat. Mark Strassmann reports in CBS News' series Unifying America.

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Caring cards from strangers help patients on road to recovery -- Handmade cards are helping patients feel less isolated during the pandemic.

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Racists Anonymous group confronts racial bias -- A California pastor, inspired by the teachings of Alcoholics Anonymous, is now using the same tools to address what he sees as another widespread addiction - racism. Carter Evans has the story.

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Liberals and conservatives find common ground -- A group of Kentucky conservatives and a group of Massachusetts liberals are having conversations to find common ground. Mark Strassmann reports for CBS News series Unifying America.

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Politically opposed groups find common ground through conversation -- A group of Kentucky conservatives met with a group of Massachusetts liberals to work through their differences.

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Group works to transform a symbol of hate -- In the "CBS This Morning" series "Unifying America," Adriana Diaz reports on an effort to transform a former white supremacist meeting hall into a center for diversity and reconciliation. Warning: some of the images in this video are upsetting.

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CBSN Originals - The Diversity Dilemma - This CBSN Originals Documentary in the "Speaking Frankly" series examines when diversity measures can be helpful or harmful. Apr 15 - 27:11

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Does the Supreme Court Need Reform? -- This CBSN Originals documentary in the "Speaking Frankly" series examines growing calls to overhaul the Supreme Court.

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The Student Debt Dilemma -- This CBSN Originals documentary in the "Speaking Frankly" series delves into the growing demands to cancel student debt.

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Reverb | Generation Climate -- A generation that grew up witnessing a world with a rapidly changing climate is coming of age. Now, Gen Z climate activists are bringing a sense of urgency to mobilizing social and political movements across the nation. As the world is running out of time, these young activists have made it their mission to fight for its future.

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Do We Still Need the Electoral College? -- This documentary in the CBSN Originals "Speaking Frankly" series explores whether the Electoral College helps or hurts American democracy.

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Pennsylvania woman leaves career to serve veterans -- Her charity, Roots for Boots, has changed the lives of veterans.

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Bride wears wedding dress to get vaccine -- "For me, it was a celebration," Sarah Studley said.

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Guy Fieri helped raise $25 million for restaurant workers -- "The restaurant industry is massively important to our communities," Fieri said. "And so, when I saw this coming, I said, 'We got to do something to get some money to these folks.'" -- Apr 12

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Shaq paid for a stranger's engagement ring -- "I'm just trying to make people smile," the NBA great said. -- Apr 8

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Girl Scouts from homeless shelter surpass cookie goal -- The girls set a goal of selling 1,000 boxes and far surpassed that. So, they set another goal for their cookie sales. -- Apr 1

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New on Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, Hulu and more -- Shows, movies and documentaries you'll want to stream soon. -- Apr 1

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Best movies streaming right now on Netflix -- Looking for something fresh to watch? These are the top films available on the streaming platform. -- Apr 1

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Country stars open up ahead of history-making ACM Awards - Mickey Guyton, Keith Urban and Kane Brown all spoke to "CBS This Morning" during the week leading up to the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards. 1H ago

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