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CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell - Jobs report sparks fear of slowing recovery - A disappointing jobs report ignited debate over unemployment benefits. President Biden argues the benefits are needed for the country's economic recovery, but Republicans say they encourage people to stay at home. Weijia Jiang shares more. 5H ago - 03:50

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Ex-officers face new charges in Floyd's death -- Four former Minneapolis police officers were indicted on federal charges in George Floyd's death. The Justice Department said Floyd's civil rights were violated during his arrest. Jeff Pegues reports.

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Judge limits access to video of Brown Jr. shooting -- A North Carolina judge ruled that Andrew Brown Jr.'s family can only see less than 20 minutes of body camera footage from his deadly encounter with police.

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Smoke alarms recalled over failure to warn of fire -- Kidde TruSense, a popular brand of smoke detectors, is recalling its alarms for failing to alert to a fire. The company will replace the units free of charge.

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Chinese rocket debris expected to hit Earth soon -- A section of a Chinese rocket is expected to fall to Earth in the coming days. Where it will land is anyone's guess. David Martin has the details.

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Americans are traveling again, but not to other countries -- People are booking vacations across the U.S. as COVID-19 rates fall, but not to Europe and other countries.

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California population declines for first time in recorded history -- Births and the usual influx of immigrants slowed while deaths soared during the pandemic.

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Pfizer seeks full FDA approval for COVID-19 vaccine -- Pfizer is asking the Food and Drug Administration for full approval of its vaccine for people 16 and older.

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Overcrowding reduced at facility for migrant kids, but challenges remain

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Why undefeated boxer is dedicating next fight to agricultural workers -- "I see how hard they work, I see the work ethic and you know, they really shaped me," said Ramirez, who worked as a farm worker as a teen.

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Cruise line may flee Florida over ban on "vaccine passport" -- CEO says state law barring businesses from asking for vaccination status conflicts with federal guidelines.

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How NASA's Mars rover landing almost went terribly wrong -- NASA wasn't sure if Perseverance would be able to slow itself down as it barreled toward Mars at over 300 miles per hour earlier this year.

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CEO dismissed working from home. Her employees went on strike -- Exec's op-ed spurs revolt after she says companies may turn employees into freelancers if they don't return to offices.

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Gronkowski donates $1.2 million to renovate Boston playground -- "I hope this playground inspires the next generation of athletes," Gronkowski said Friday.

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Dozens killed in Brazilian police raid in Rio de Janiero -- The raid was among the deadliest in the city's recent history, according to the director of Candido Mendes University's Public Safety Observatory.

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NYC still storing hundreds of COVID victims in refrigerated trucks -- The city's medical examiner's office said that 750 bodies are being kept in long-term storage in refrigerated trailers at a Brooklyn pier.

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From Francis to Fauci, Vatican conference draws mixed voices on COVID -- An eclectic gathering sponsored by the Vatican is tackling big questions on health, faith and humanity, all the more important amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Indians wait for help as new COVID infections set another record -- More than 414,000 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in a single day, as thousands languish in lines amid shortages of oxygen and vaccines.

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Promising results vs. COVID variants from Moderna, Pfizer vaccines -- Moderna's results are preliminary and involve the South African and Brazlian variants. Pfizer's are from real-world data out of Israel on the British variant. -- May 6

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Vaccine companies urged to share formulas as COVID crisis grows -- While some of the world's wealthiest nations move closer to mass immunity, dozens of low- and middle-income countries have been left clambering for scarce coronavirus vaccines. -- May 5

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Pfizer asks FDA for full approval of COVID vaccine -- Pfizer is asking the Food and Drug Administration for full approval of its vaccine for people 16 and older. Janet Shamlian has more.

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CBS Village - Diverse Voices & Communities - Son makes mom's bucket list journey into film - After his mother lost her longtime housekeeping job, the two embarked on a journey to complete her bucket list. Their adventure is now a documentary titled "Duty Free." Steve Hartman shares more in this week's "On the Road." 4H ago - 02:37

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Son makes mom's bucket list journey into a documentary -- Unable to find another job, the mother and son hit the road to complete all the things she never had time to do.

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Cindy McCain writes note to younger self -- As part of the Emmy-nominated series Note To Self, businesswoman, philanthropist and high-profile political wife Cindy McCain offers advice to her adolescent self. She reflects on motherhood, addiction and a lifetime spent alongside war hero, Arizona Senator and two-time presidential candidate John McCain

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Michelle Obama on what comes after the Chauvin verdict -- Mrs. Obama said many Black Americans "still live in fear" of doing daily activities when asked about the verdict.

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Michelle Obama on challenges facing America -- Coming up on Monday, Gayle King spoke with former first lady Michelle Obama about why she is so excited about her latest initiative and her ongoing mission to ensure all families have access to healthy foods. We also spoke with Mrs. Obama about the concerns she has for her own family during these very divided times.

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Nearly two-thirds of anti-Asian hate incidents reported by women -- Women reported 65% of anti-Asian hate incidents between March 2020 and March 2021, according to Stop AAPI Hate.

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Inside India's coronavirus crisis -- Chris Livesay continues to report from India where coronavirus infections hit another grim global record on Thursday as more than 412,000 new cases were reported. Nearly 4,000 new deaths were also reported but experts continue to suggest the true numbers are likely far higher. CBS News speaks to epidemiologist Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan who said the country needs to ramp up vaccine production five-fold or else the virus will continue to be a threat to the world.

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Couple reunites for child's birth after Biden lifts travel ban -- President Biden reversed his predecessor's ban on travel from some Muslim majority countries just in time for a couple to be together for the birth of their son. -- May 6

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Female recruits make history at Marine training camp -- The recruits of Lima Company are the first platoon of women to complete the depot's rigorous 13-week boot camp, which is traditionally reserved for male recruits. -- May 6

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48 Hours - Sneak peek: The COVID Cover-Up: Searching for Gretchen Anthony - A mother disappears. Texts reveal she has coronavirus - was someone using COVID to cover up a killing? Correspondent Peter Van Sant reports in an all-new "48 Hours" airing Saturday, May 8 at 10/9c on CBS. May 6 - 03:23

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Scott Peterson: Case in Question -- He was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife. The other woman recorded his calls for the prosecution. With his death sentence now overturned there's a renewed push to clear him. CBS News correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti reports for "48 Hours."

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The Killing of Cowboy Ray Green -- Dani Green claimed the family dog killed her ex-husband, Ray, but when police arrived at the home there was no sign of man or dog. Dani told police they could search anywhere on the grounds - except for a large toolbox. "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant reports.

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Crosley Green Comes Home -- The emotional homecoming of a man imprisoned for nearly 32 years. A judge ruled he was wrongfully convicted of murder, but is he home for good? Questions linger about the witness who blamed him. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty has the latest on the case she's covered for more than two decades.

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The Mysterious Death of Kat West -- A woman is found dead and the scene appeared to be staged with a bottle of absinthe. West, a Marilyn Monroe look-alike, posted on OnlyFans, a website some use to share adult content - was a fan involved? "48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher reports.

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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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Woman receives gift of motherhood after cancer diagnosis -- Erica Gray had gotten a cancer diagnosis that she thought had stolen her chance to have a baby, until a stranger stepped in as a surrogate.

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Jogger with dog offers comfort to child at funeral -- A 6-year-old girl was comforted by a stranger's kindness while she was mourning her father.

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Hundreds of Joshes show up to "fight" in Nebraska -- What started out as a harmless Facebook joke went viral, turning into an epic pool noodle battle among people with the same name. The winner? A very deserving Josh.

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High school names nine valedictorians -- Two of the nine valedictorians at Bellaire High School in Houston are twin sisters.

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Stranger fulfills Christmas list attached to balloon -- Alvin Bamburg was determined to get everything on the 4-year-old's Christmas list - including a puppy.

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