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New CBS News polling on LGBTQ+ issues
Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say the last 50 years have brought progress in ending discrimination against LGBTQ people. CBSN's "Red and Blue" host Elaine Quijano has more from CBS News' latest poll.
Mobile payment scams surge, report says
Complaints against some digital payment services and apps like Venmo, Cash App or Zelle are skyrocketing, according to a troubling new report. CBS News' Anna Werner reports.
U.S. government seizes dozens of Iran-linked websites
U.S. authorities seized a range of Iran's state-linked news website domains they accused of spreading "disinformation," the Justice Department announced Tuesday, in a move that appeared to be a far-reaching crackdown on Iranian media amid heightened tensions between the two countries.
Eric Adams takes early lead in NYC Democratic primary
The votes released on Tuesday night were just the first-choice votes for ballots cast in-person during early voting and on primary day.
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Kobe Bryant crash: Settlement reached with helicopter company linked to deadly accident
Vanessa Bryant and other plaintiffs have settled their lawsuit against the company that operated the helicopter involved in the crash that killed Kobe Bryant, 13-year-old Gianna Bryant and seven others last year. CBS Los Angeles has the details.
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CBS Evening News, June 22, 2021
White House says U.S. will miss Biden's vaccine goal; Military families in need receive massive donations
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6/22: Red and Blue
Republicans block effort to pass voting rights bill; Deb Haaland on Indigenous boarding schools
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WorldView: Spain to pardon 9 Catalan leaders; WHO reports COVID vaccines running low in poor nations
The Spanish government is set to approve controversial pardons for nine Catalan leaders who were convicted of sedition following a failed attempt to secede in 2017. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization is warning a large number of poor countries are at risk of running out of COVID-19 vaccines, and the president of the Philippines is threatening to imprison anyone who refuses to get vaccinated. Also, an infestation of mice at an Australian prison forced hundreds of inmates and staff to evacuate. CBS News foreign correspondent Ian Lee joins CBSN AM from London with those international headlines.
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The science behind the transgender athlete debate
History will be made next month in Tokyo when the first openly transgender athlete competes in the Olympic games. The move has sparked a broader debate about whether transgender athletes should be allowed on teams of their choice. Carol Ewing Garber, a professor of movement science at Columbia University, joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss.
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Senate Republicans block Democrats' voting rights bill
Senate Republicans on Tuesday voted unanimously against Democrats and their "For the People Act," blocking it from debate. The 50-50 vote dealt a strong blow to Democrats' hopes of countering new restrictive voting laws enacted in a number of GOP-led states. CBS News' Skyler Henry, The Washington Post's national political reporter Eugene Scott and The Boston Globe's Washington bureau chief Liz Goodwin join CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more.
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"Critical" fire weather conditions in the West, National Weather Service warns
While the central Plains and Southeast brace for severe thunderstorm threats and flash flooding, the West is facing dangerous wildfire conditions. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano with his forecast.
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Delta variant​ could cause next COVID wave: "This virus will still find you"
Just 45% of Americans fully vaccinated and only 16 states that have fully vaccinated more than half of their populations,
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U.S. expected to miss Biden's COVID-19 vaccination goal
As CBS News' Nancy Cordes reports, the White House admits on Tuesday that it won't meet President Biden's goal of partially vaccinating at least 70% of adults by July 4. Then CBS News' Janet Shamlian reports that top officials and health experts are urging young adults to get vaccinated as the Delta variant takes hold. Then Dr. Taison Bell, a critical care and infectious disease physician and the medical ICU director at the University of Virginia, joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss the rest of the coronavirus headlines of the day.
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Amazon Prime Day deals: Echo Dot, Fire TV and other Amazon devices
Add a little more Alexa to your life with these discounted Amazon devices on Prime Day.
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Senate Republicans block voting rights bill from advancing
In a 50-50 vote on Tuesday, Senate Republicans blocked a debate from kicking off on the Democrats' sweeping attempt to overhaul election and voting laws in the U.S. The measure would have set a federal floor on voting standards nationwide. CBS News congressional correspondent Nikole Killion joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano with the latest from Capitol Hill.
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Progressive House Democrats pen letter blasting Attorney General Merrick Garland's handling of Trump-era cases
In a letter addressed to Merrick Garland on Monday, a group of progressive House Democrats criticized the U.S. attorney general for failing to reverse the "weaponization and politicization" of the Justice Department under the Trump administration. Devlin Barrett, The Washington Post's national security and law enforcement reporter, joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more.
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Several states move to limit the teaching of critical race theory in schools
More than 20 states have introduced legislation that would limit teaching critical race theory in their public schools. Five states have already moved to ban educators from teaching it, including Florida and Tennessee. Russell Contreras, who covers race and justice for Axios, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano to discuss why the teaching concept has become so divisive.
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New footage from U.S. Capitol attack released by Justice Department
The Department of Justice on Monday released new footage from the deadly January 6 assault of the U.S. Capitol. The three new videos are being used as evidence against alleged Proud Boys member Charles Donohoe. He and several other members face charges related to coordinating with others before and after the attack. CBS News reporter Cassidy McDonald joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano with the latest.
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Pelosi says select committee will investigate January 6 attack
This comes after Senate Republicans last month blocked what had been considered a bipartisan effort to create an independent 9/11-style commission.
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Delta variant fuels fears of next COVID wave
The Delta variant is fueling a COVID resurgence, now representing more than 20% of all new cases, with the numbers doubling in a week. Research indicates the variant, first identified in India, is more contagious and potentially more deadly. Janet Shamlian has the latest.
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NFL stars praise Carl Nassib, first active player to come out as gay
Some of the biggest stars in football are speaking out in support of Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib, who made NFL history on Monday when he became the first active player to come out as gay. His jersey is now the hottest selling shirt in the league. Carter Evans has more.
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Existing home prices hit record high in May
The National Association of Realtors says existing home prices hit a record high in May, with the median price topping $350,000 for the first time. It was also the biggest one-year jump in more than 20 years. Meg Oliver has the details.
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White House says U.S. will miss Biden's vaccine goal
The White House admitted that it won’t reach President Biden’s goal of vaccinating 70% of U.S. adults by July 4. People aged 30 and up have met that threshold, but just 40% of people 18 to 24 have had COVID-19 shots. Health officials are saying the U.S. needs a new strategy for getting more people vaccinated. Nancy Cordes reports.
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U.S. to admit more asylum-seekers previously required to wait in Mexico
The Biden administration has been slowly processing asylum-seekers who were previously required to wait in dangerous border cities and squalid tent camps in Mexico.
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Judge releases new video in alleged Proud Boys conspiracy case
The videos had been played in court proceedings related to the federal case against Charles Donohoe, who prosecutors said is president of his local Proud Boys chapter.
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Connecticut becomes 19th state to legalize marijuana
"For decades, the war on cannabis caused injustices and created disparities while doing little to protect public health and safety," Governor Ned Lamont said.
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"History UnErased" on a mission to bring LGBTQ topics to classrooms
"History UnErased" is bringing LGBTQ topics into the mainstream curriculum in U.S. classrooms. Debra Fowler, co-founder and executive director, joined CBSN to discuss the importance of the program.
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Michelangelo's statues cleaned with flesh-eating bacteria
The statues' stains from organic remains, glue and oils were a feast for the bacteria.
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Federal student loan interest rate set to rise July 1
Families have until June 30 to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.
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Teachers union president calls for critical race theory in curriculum
"We are not going to be afraid to teach it," Becky Pringles, president of the National Education Association, told CBS News.
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