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1 year ago

Biden teases running mate announcement -- Our new CBS News Battleground Tracker poll shows President Trump trailing Joe Biden by six points in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, two of the key 2016 swing states that helped vault President Trump into the White House. This comes as Biden is expected to announce his pick for a running mate this week. Ed O'Keefe reports.

33 minutes ago

New bodycam videos released in George Floyd's death -- In Minneapolis, a judge released the full bodycam videos from two former officers charged in the death of George Floyd. The footage raises new and troubling questions about how he was treated in custody. Mola Lenghi reports. (Warning: The video is graphic and disturbing.)

7 hours ago

Lebanese prime minister steps down after deadly blast -- Lebanon's prime minister and his entire government stepped down on Monday, following public outrage over the explosions in Beirut that killed at least 160 people last week. But even their resignation didn't put an end to the protests. Imtiaz Tyab reports.

7 hours ago

College towns face economic shock as students dodge virus -- On the cusp of a new school year, one Ohio mayor worries his town could face a "worst-case scenario."

12 hours ago

Protester dies in Belarus amid clashes with police over election -- Thousands of people are protesting after the country's authoritarian leader declared victory.

6 hours ago

Robin Williams' daughter fires back at Eric Trump -- The president's son shared a video of Robin Williams making fun of Joe Biden during a past comedy special.

12 hours ago

Trump unemployment insurance executive order will cost states billions -- Many state governments are already facing budget crunches caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

11 hours ago

McDonald's says ex-CEO hid sexual relationships with employees -- Lawsuit by the fast-food chain alleges its former chief executive "concealed" explicit photos and videos.

9 hours ago

Couples delaying pregnancy because of pandemic -- "If you're pregnant, unemployed and uninsured? Oh, my God, that is a terrifying prospect."

5 hours ago

Power Five conferences consider cancelling 2020 football season -- A Big Ten spokesperson denied reports that the conference had voted to cancel the 2020 football season and an ACC official said the conference intends to play in 2020.

3 hours ago

Student who took viral school photo says she's received threats -- Hannah Watters, a sophomore at North Paulding High School in Georgia, said the school "used us as guinea pigs."

11 hours ago

Lebanese PM steps down after deadly blasts and protests -- Hassan Diab said he has come to the conclusion that corruption in Lebanon is "bigger than the state."

5 hours ago

California's top public health official resigns -- The resignation comes after a major glitch caused records to be backlogged.

5 hours ago

U.S. has more COVID cases than some countries have people -- The U.S. has had more than 5 million coronavirus cases - that's bigger than the population of Ireland, New Zealand, Panama and others.

9 hours ago

Will a coronavirus vaccine help those who need it most? -- There is a lack of trust between minority communities and the health care system, Dr. Uche Blackstock said.

9 hours ago

Company pauses plan to send 9,000 back to office after pushback -- Epic Systems, a medical records software company, "is going to have to adhere by the same rules as everyone else," a local official said.

16 hours ago

Police break up party with nearly 300 people -- Some party-goers directed their anger toward the host of the party, who charged admission.

11 hours ago

CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell - Deadly gas explosion levels homes in Baltimore - A gas explosion destroys three homes in a Baltimore residential neighborhood, killing at least one person and injuring six others. Kris Van Cleave reports. 7H ago - 02:08

55 minutes ago

Trump defends coronavirus executive orders -- President Trump is defending the executive orders he signed over the weekend and says that they will help out-of-work Americans and others facing financial problems during the pandemic. Weijia Jiang reports.

6 hours ago

Mass looting in Chicago leaves 13 cops injured -- The mayor of Chicago is calling a wave of break-ins and looting overnight "an assault" on her city. More than 100 people were arrested and more than a dozen officers injured in the smash-and-grab spree. Adriana Diaz has the latest.

6 hours ago

Hospitals set up virtual sessions with therapy dogs -- Americans owe so much to our essential workers who've stepped up during the pandemic. That includes some of our four-legged best friends. Chip Reid reports.

6 hours ago

Trump narrows nomination speech sites to Gettysburg and White House -- The president said he will choose between the two sites for his speech accepting the Republican nomination for president.

11 hours ago

Wisconsin voters head to the polls again after "the disaster of April 7" -- Poll workers still proved difficult to find in August.

6 hours ago

Battleground Tracker: Biden leads in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania -- The vast majority of voters in these two states say things in the U.S. are going badly. They think Joe Biden would do a better job of handling coronavirus by significant margins.

17 hours ago

Biden met with Michigan Gov. last Sunday about VP spot -- This is the first known meeting of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee with a potential vice presidential partner. -- Aug 7

17 hours ago

Intel shows Russia trying to "denigrate" Biden -- The U.S. intelligence community has provided an update on attempted influence on the 2020 election. -- Aug 7

2 days ago

CBSN Originals - Coronavirus in Navajo Nation - A history of unfulfilled promises between the Navajo Nation and the U.S. government has helped fuel one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the country among Navajo People. The Navajo Nation imposed extensive lockdown orders, but inadequate infrastructure and lack of access to basic needs like running water is intensifying the crisis. Will the virus drive the Navajo People closer to the brink - or will it spark a rallying cry and finally lead to the relief that's long past due? May 10 - 27:05

20 days ago

Lifelines in the Lockdown -- With millions of Americans under stay-at-home orders in the coronavirus pandemic, workers like grocery store employees, bus drivers and delivery people have become indispensable lifelines. Often unnoticed and undervalued by society, they now risk their lives so that daily life can continue to function. In this episode of the CBSN Originals documentary series REVERB, Adam Yamaguchi asks: Will better benefits, higher wages, and our newfound respect last beyond this crisis?

3 months ago

Surviving an Unlivable Wage -- The restaurant industry has driven a significant amount of economic growth since the Great Recession, but many restaurant employees continue to end up hungry due to a two-tiered wage system that allows tipped workers to be paid as little as $2.13 an hour. CBSN Originals' Adam Yamaguchi travels to Indiana to explore the impact of tipping as a primary source of income for people in one of America's fastest-growing workforces.

4 months ago

CBSN Originals | War of Words -- As the US faces an unprecedented public health emergency, one thing stands in the way - trust in truth. For years now, Americans in large numbers have come to dismiss science, established fact, and the media. And the Internet has helped bring us to this critical moment in time. In this CBSN Originals presentation, War of Words, we examine how we got here, and see how the Internet-fueled parallel universe threatens to tear at the fabric of American society.

4 months ago

Rising Tide: Priced Out In Miami -- Miami is often seen as ground zero for the impacts of climate change in the U.S., but the fallout goes well beyond flooded streets. As real estate developers head to higher ground, rising rents in low-income communities there are threatening to push vulnerable residents out of their homes. In this episode of CBSN Originals' REVERB series, Adam Yamaguchi explores climate gentrification in Miami.

4 months ago

Adopted boy is on a mission to save old dogs who need a home -- Robbie Gay loves an underdog.

3 days ago

Police dog finds missing mom and baby on first day -- Max's human handler said the dog was "invaluable" in finding the mom and 1-year-old, who were missing for two days.

5 days ago

Kansas girl hears for the first time thanks to cochlear implants -- Now, without her mom signing, Mavis understands and a trip to the park with her older brothers is a whole new world.

6 days ago

U.S. Navy's first Black female fighter pilot gets her Wings of Gold -- "It would've been nice to see someone who looked like me in this role; I never intended to be the first. I hope it's encouraging to other people," said Swegle.

9 days ago

This student is on the way to college after stranger's donation -- It all started at a school assembly in Toledo, Ohio.

10 days ago