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Eye Opener: Biden orders U.S. airstrike to target Iran-backed militias in Syria
President Biden conducted his first military action targeting infrastructure used by Iranian-backed militant groups in Syria. Also, the acting Capitol Police chief warns of threats from members of militia groups behind the January 6 Capitol attacks. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds
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CBS News poll: Many would get vaccine, but hesitancy remains
Partisans differ on school reopening, according to latest CBS News polling.
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McConnell "absolutely" will back Trump if he's the 2024 GOP nominee
Just two weeks ago, the Senate Minority Leader called the former president "practically and morally responsible for provoking the events" of January 6.
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Senate confirms Jennifer Granholm as Energy Secretary
Granholm, a vocal advocate for clean energy, worked with auto makers on electrification as governor.
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GOP Rep. Meijer says Trump "destroyed" his legacy after January 6
Congressman Peter Meijer was one of ten Republicans who voted to impeach former President Trump last month.
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Trump to reemerge at CPAC as GOP tries to plot its future
"There's no question that the gun has gone off on the 2024 campaign for the Republican nomination," says American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp.
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Khan Academy founder on filling education gaps during COVID
On "Facing Forward," Margaret Brennan talks with Khan Academy founder Sal Khan on getting kids caught up after a lost year of education.
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Cheney faces new calls to step down after CPAC comments
"I've been clear in my views about President Trump and the extent to which following January 6, I don't believe he should be playing a role in the party," Cheney said.
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U.S. carries out airstrikes in Syria on Iranian-backed targets
This is the first military action under President Joe Biden.
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CBS News poll: Many would get vaccine, but hesitancy remains
Partisans differ on school reopening, according to latest CBS News polling.
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McConnell "absolutely" will back Trump if he's the 2024 GOP nominee
Just two weeks ago, the Senate Minority Leader called the former president "practically and morally responsible for provoking the events" of January 6.
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White House to release new guidelines after Khashoggi intel report
President Biden spoke Thursday with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, MBS' father.
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U.S. processes asylum seekers from Mexico migrant camp
The Biden administration began rolling back Trump-era immigration rules, allowing some asylum seekers who have been waiting at a migrant camp in Mexico to cross into the U.S. and have their requests processed. Mireya Villarreal shares more.
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Pentagon releases report on sexual assault in military academies
The division did not conduct the prevalence survey for the 2019-2020 academic year because in-person instruction ended.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene slammed for hanging anti-trans sign outside office
Greene hung the sign outside her office after Rep. Marie Newman, who has a trans daughter, hung a transgender pride flag outside of her own.
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Proposals to restrict voting gain traction in Republican states
More Americans voted in 2020 than ever before. Republicans across the country are proposing measures that would bring the numbers down.
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Asylum seekers on U.S. border await details on new Biden policy as others forgo official process
Asylum seekers on the border are gaining entry into the United States to have their requests processed. Under former President Trump's "remain in Mexico" policy, asylum seekers crossing the border were forced to wait in Mexico until a future hearing. Now, President Biden's reversal of that policy has some seekers hopeful for change. Mireya Villarreal reports.
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Report to blame Saudi Crown Prince for death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
A declassified U.S. intelligence report that could be released Thursday is expected to detail the Saudi crown prince's involvement in the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. This comes as U.S. relations with the kingdom have hit a new low. Weijia Jiang reports.
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Booster shots could be needed for people vaccinated against COVID-19
Moderna is seeking approval for an updated vaccine aimed at fighting the COVID-19 variant first found in South Africa. It means people who are vaccinated twice might need a third shot, and possibly more in the future. David Begnaud reports.
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Congressional leaders argue over potential 1/6 commission
Republicans object to draft proposal that would give Democrats control over appointees and a mandate to look at the lead up to the January 6 Capitol attacks.
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Biden rescinds Trump's pandemic-era ban on certain immigrant visas
Former President Trump said the restrictions were necessary to prevent new immigrants from competing with U.S. workers in the labor market during the coronavirus recession.
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Biden faces confirmation battle with Office of Management and Budget pick in jeopardy
Two committees canceled votes on President Biden's nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, putting Neera Tanden's confirmation in jeopardy. Senators have cited her partisan comments as reason for not backing her. Ed O'Keefe reports.
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Postmaster general says USPS may slow down first-class mail
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy apologized for holiday shipping delays, but told House lawmakers that his strategic plan may further slow down first-class mail service.
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Capitol official says he never received National Guard request
Architect of the Capitol Brett Blanton, who could have approved a request for the National Guard during the January 6 riot, said he was never consulted before or during the attack. Kris Van Cleave reports.
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Biden announces 3 nominees to Postal Service board
Biden's nominees will diversify the board and perhaps provide enough votes to oust current Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
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275 charged so far: What we know about the Capitol riot arrests
Prosecutors have charged around 275 people for their alleged roles in the riot.
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Donald Trump Jr. deposed in lawsuit over inauguration funds
District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine revealed in a court filing Trump Jr. was deposed February 11.
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1/10: Bowser, Blunt, Coons, Krebs, Gottlieb
This week on "Face the Nation," Washington is still reeling from Wednesday's deadly siege at the Capitol and America is on edge as the clock ticks down the last days of the Trump administration.
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1/17: Schiff, Carter, Justice, Walensky, Gottlieb
This week on "Face the Nation," the nation's capital is an armed fortress as America anxiously awaits the next 72 hours.
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2/7: Graham, Yellen, Kerkhove, Gottlieb, Brown
This week on "Face the Nation," it's Super Bowl Sunday — we'll look at the efforts to keep it from becoming super spreader Sunday. Plus, we'll have more of CBS News' exclusive interview with President Biden.
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