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  1. 2021 Doomsday Clock stuck at 100 seconds to midnight "Leaders and citizens of the world. This is your COVID wake-up call: It is 100 seconds to midnight," a group of scientists said Wednesday.
  2. Schools debate reopening as CDC finds low spread with precautions The White House says getting children back in the classroom is a priority. Reopening schools could become easier after the Centers for Disease Control announced there's been little evidence of transmission if precautions are followed. Meg Oliver reports.
  3. Fact Check: Did Marjorie Taylor Greene Perpetuate Parkland Shooting Conspiracy Theory? Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has been outspoken about her support for fake conspiracies regarding election fraud and 9/11. She is being called on to resign after some social media posts resurfaced.
  4. Biden 'committed' to study Supreme Court reforms as progressives push for court packing President Biden is "committed" to following through on his campaign pledge of forming a bipartisan commission to study Supreme Court reforms, the White House said Wednesday.
  5. Can a former president be subject to an impeachment trial? The Constitution is murky. Most scholars think a president can be tried after he leaves office, as is happening to former president Donald Trump, but it is a political, not a legal, question.
  6. Zuckerberg: Facebook to stop recommending political groups in bid to 'turn down the temperature' The move is the latest effort by the world's largest social network to lessen its role as a vector for political acrimony.
  7. Carey Mulligan reacts to Variety apology for 'Promising Young Woman' review questioning her attractiveness "Promising Young Woman" star Carey Mulligan has responded to an apology by Variety for its review of her new film, which suggested that the London-born actress was not attractive enough for her role.
  8. Capitol Police union head slams lack of preparation before riot In a closed-door hearing, the acting Capitol Police chief said the department knew two days before the January 6 protest that it "would not be like any of the previous protests held in 2020."
  9. Evidence shows far-right conspiracy QAnon merging with other extremist groups There is evidence the far-right conspiracy group QAnon is merging with other established domestic extremist groups. CBSN technology reporter Dan Patterson joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with more on the false claims the groups are spreading and the risk they pose.
  10. Homeless Lucerne Hotel residents to host NYC mayoral candidate forum Residents of one of the most controversial converted hotel shelters on Manhattan’s Upper West Side are organizing a forum to quiz the city’s leading mayoral candidates over the vexing homelessness crisis next week. The panel is being organized by a local pro-shelter group in the neighborhood and by “Da Homeless Hero,” a resident living in...
  11. Pandemic Piles On Already Reeling Boeing, Leading To Nearly $12 Billion Loss In 2020 The airplane manufacturer was already struggling to fix design flaws in the grounded 737 Max when the pandemic all but froze demand for new aircraft.
  12. Capitol Police Union Reveals Cops Suffered 'Brain Injuries,' Loss of Eye After Pro-Trump Riot "The officers are angry, and I don't blame them The entire executive team failed us, and they must be held accountable. Their inaction cost lives," the union's chairman wrote.
  13. Indianapolis 'mass murder' suspect facing adult court after being accused of killing own family The 17-year-old male suspect awaiting formal charges after his arrest Monday in connection to what Indianapolis authorities described as a “mass murder” that left six people, including an unborn child, dead and a seventh person wounded over the weekend will likely be charged in adult court.
  14. National Terrorism Advisory warns of potential threat from domestic extremists The Department of Homeland Security issued a National Terrorism Advisory warning of the potential for violence from domestic extremists in the coming weeks. Meanwhile the FBI says it's combing through over 200,000 tips related to the attack on the U.S. Capitol. CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano with the latest on the investigation and what prompted security officials to issue the warning.
  15. Bernie Sanders' inauguration mittens help raise $1.8 million for charity The money will be split between seven Vermont based charities.
  16. COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: How High-Tech California Is Now Trying To Fix It The nation's most populous state says it's pivoting fast following a chaotic and inefficient county-based rollout of the vaccine. Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris tells NPR about the do-over.
  17. Cloris Leachman, award-winning sitcom star, dead at 94 Cloris Leachman, the acclaimed actress whose one-of-a-kind comedic flare made her a legendary figure in film and television for seven decades, has died, according to a statement from her longtime manager and representatives. She was 94.
  18. Cloris Leachman, Emmy-winning sitcom star, dies at 94 Cloris Leachman, the acclaimed actress famous for her role of Phyllis Lindstrom in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" has died, according to a statement from her longtime manager and representatives. She was 94.
  19. Mariah Carey’s ex-manager Stella Bulochnikov attempting a comeback Bulochnikov is working on a TV show with "Basketball Wives" creator Shaunie O'Neal.
  20. Elephants have unforgettable day in Arizona snow The elephants at Tucson, Arizona's Reid Park Zoo got a rare snow day on Wednesday. An elephant calf named Penzi rolled around in the snow and mud with her older sister, Nandi. (Jan. 27)  
  21. New Orleans getting creative for Mardi Gras: Thousands of houses decorated as floats Mardi Gras is coming to New Orleans, but this year featuring special creativity because the coronavirus outbreak canceled the usual festivities.
  22. Austin pediatrician murdered during hostage incident remembered by parents, 'she radiated positivity' Austin police are still trying to work out why and how Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson was tragically killed Tuesday night, but tributes have poured in about the incredible person and doctor that Dr. Dodson was.
  23. After '7 minutes of terror,' NASA's Perseverance rover will begin an 'epic journey' on Mars next month In 22 days, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will land on Mars in Jezero Crater to search for signs of ancient life that may have been on the red planet in the past.
  24. Biden administration takes cautious approach as it touts using Defense Production Act The Biden administration has repeatedly touted its plans to aggressively use the Defense Production Act as it combats the coronavirus pandemic, but behind the scenes, a slower, more painstaking effort is underway.
  25. Fact Check: Did Facebook, Twitter Ban Holocaust Denial Posts? On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Anti-Defamation League issued a report critiquing the efforts of certain social media platforms in their responses to Holocaust denial content.
  26. Volunteers try to fix NYC’s broken COVID-19 appointment system The Big Apple’s online appointment system for the COVID-19 vaccine is so bad, a team of volunteers has created their own website to help guide New Yorkers to the coveted slots. The NYC Vaccine List, which launched on Jan. 13, pulls together in one place available vaccine appointments from 45 locations across the five boroughs...
  27. Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Resident Alien’ On Syfy, Where Alan Tudyk Is A Small Town Doctor Who Is Really An Alien Tudyk stars as an alien who runs a small-town medical clinic -- while also trying to execute a not-so-friendly mission.
  28. The *next* 5 senators who might retire The surprise impending retirement of Ohio Sen. Rob Portman (R) announced earlier this week and the brief visit by Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy (D) to the hospital on Tuesday night have political Washington on edge, waiting for the next stunner that could alter -- in fundamental ways -- the balance of power in Washington.
  29. 50 Car Companies That No Longer Exist Since the beginning of the 20th century, the automobile industry has been one filled with innovation — though some car makers might have thought too far outside of the box.
  30. California's fire, rain and mudslide cycle: How to prepare and stay safe Californians regularly experience wildfires followed by heavy rain and mudslides. Here's what you need to know to stay safe.