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Former gymnast calls for accountability, ex-Olympic coach dies by suicide amid sex assault charges
Former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach John Geddert died by suicide on Thursday, hours after being charged with human trafficking and criminal sexual conduct. In an interview with CBS, Sarah Klein, a former gymnast under Geddert, said USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee should be held accountable for the abuse he allegedly inflicted. Mola Lenghi reports.
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Vaccine maker races to combat new coronavirus variants
AstraZeneca will try for emergency approval of its vaccine in the U.S. after scientists found this version of the vaccine has been effective against the U.K. variant. Charlie D'Agata reports.
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New variants threaten progress on combating coronavirus
New York health officials are trying to learn more about a new variant as the number of cases involving the mutation rises. Meg Oliver has the latest.
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LA orders $5 per hour "hazard pay" hike for grocery workers
"These workers are risking their lives," local official says after voting for the temporary pay hike.
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Major surgery performed on Tiger Woods' legs, long recovery ahead, golf future in doubt
Tiger Woods is still recovering in a Los Angeles hospital after undergoing major surgery to his legs after a terrifying car accident. There are now growing calls for a safety review of the stretch of roadway where Woods crashed his car. Since last January, there have been more than a dozen accidents there. One woman tells CBS News she got into a crash on that same curvy road in 2007. Carter Evans reports.
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Moderna predicts $18.4 billion in COVID-19 vaccine sales in 2021
By comparison, the biotech company's total revenue last year was less than $1 billion. What a difference a pandemic makes.
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California becomes first state to surpass 50,000 COVID deaths
More than 3.5 million people have been infected in California alone.
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Watch Live: Dr. Fauci answers coronavirus vaccine questions
Top officials including Dr. Anthony Fauci and FEMA Administrator Bob Fenton join the CBSN special, "A Shot of Hope: Vaccine Questions Answered."
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Law allows Israeli authorities to ID COVID vaccine refusers
Under the new legislation, local authorities, the Education Ministry and welfare service can ask for personal info on anyone who has declined the vaccine.
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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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Eye Opener: FDA says Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine is safe
The country is one step closer to a third COVID-19 vaccine after the Food and Drug Administration said the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is safe and effective. Also, a U.S. intelligence report is expected to show Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
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Pfizer COVID vaccine found 94% effective in real-world study
Even after one dose, the vaccine proved very effective at preventing serious illness and death.
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Do COVID shots prevent infection? That's key to returning to normal
The vaccines seem to be doing a good job of keeping people from developing symptoms but if they can't ward off actual infection, injected people could still be carriers.
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Sister of D.C mayor dies of COVID-19 complications
The youngest of six siblings, Muriel Bowser, 48, asked the public for "the time and space we need to mourn the loss of Mercia."
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Johnson & Johnson vaccine deemed safe and effective, paving way for approval
The FDA found Johnson & Johnson's one-dose coronavirus vaccine to be safe and effective, though slightly less effective than the Modern and Pfizer vaccines, which require two doses. Nikki Battiste reports.
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Pandemia: Latinos in Crisis
These are the stories of disparity, inequity and leadership in the Latino community amid the coronavirus pandemic. Maria Elena Salinas hosts "Pandemia: Latinos in Crisis," a CBS News special.
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Higher death toll at private equity-owned nursing homes, study finds
Cuts to nursing staff and higher use of antipsychotic medications may harm patient care, researchers find.
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Isolation, "screen burnout" taking toll on children's mental health
The CDC reported that emergency departments saw a more than 30% spike in visits from children 12 to 17 years old for mental health reasons between April and October.
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Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine is effective, FDA says
FDA scientists confirmed that overall the vaccine is about 66% effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19, and even better at preventing hospitalizations and deaths.
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English National Opera program uses singing techniques to ease breathing of long COVID-19 patients
An inventive new program developed by the English National Opera and a London hospital offers breathing lessons taught to opera singers to assist in the recovery of long COVID patients' respiratory problems. Elizabeth Palmer has the details.
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"We, As Ourselves": Changing the dialogue around Black sexual assault survivors
me too. International, the Time's Up Foundation and the National Women's Law Center are partnering to launch a new campaign aimed at changing the conversation around sexual violence within the Black community. "me too." founder and executive director Tarana Burke and actress Jurnee Smollett join "CBS This Morning" to announce the "We, As Ourselves" initiative.
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Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine is effective, FDA says
FDA scientists confirmed that overall the vaccine is about 66% effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19, and even better at preventing hospitalizations and deaths.
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Pediatrician receives "5 to 10 calls a day" from parents about kids' mental health
Nearly a year into the pandemic, teens and children across the country are facing a mental health crisis. Experts tell CBS News rates of depression, anxiety and even suicidal thoughts are increasing among kids. Meg Oliver checked in with a New Jersey 11-year-old boy who she spoke to in August to see how he was doing six months into the school year.
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Security officials blame federal agencies for poor intelligence in lead-up to Capitol riot
In a Senate hearing on Tuesday, the security officials who were in charge of protecting the U.S. Capitol during the January 6 attack blamed federal agencies for not properly sharing intelligence ahead of the riot. The testimony came during the first Congressional hearing into the deadly attack. Another hearing is scheduled for next week with officials from the Pentagon and the FBI set to testify. Nikole Killion reports.
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