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CBS Evening News, March 2, 2021
Texas to lift mask mandate and open state "100%"; Old and young become pandemic pen pals
3/2: Red and Blue
WH says states will receive more COVID vaccines; Civil Rights leader Vernon Jordan dies at 85
"A dose of her own medicine": Dolly Parton gets COVID vaccine
Just before getting her first dose of the Moderna vaccine, Parton sang a new rendition of "Jolene" to fit the occasion: "Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I'm begging of you please don't hesitate."
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Dolly Parton receives shot of COVID vaccine she helped fund
Dolly Parton has written hundreds of songs over her decades-long career and it turns out her tune "Jolene" is the just right one for getting her COVID-19 vaccine. "I even changed one of my songs to fit the occasion. It goes, 'Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I'm begging of you please don't hesitate,'" the actor, singer and humanitarian sang in a social media post on Tuesday, just before receiving her shot.
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Lawmakers slam "highly inadequate" food given to National Guardsmen at Capitol
The letter said guardsmen have reported being served meals that are "badly undercooked, raw, moldy, and even filled with metal shavings."
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Supreme Court hears arguments in voting rights case out of Arizona
The Supreme Court on Tuesday took up a major voting rights case out of Arizona. The issue at hand is whether two state laws violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The decision could have an impact on other election laws under consideration across the country. Natalie Brand reports from Washington, and University of Baltimore law professor Kim Wehle joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss the case.
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Representative Madison Cawthorn seen as rising star of far right, despite past allegations of misconduct
Representative Madison Cawthorn is currently the youngest member of Congress. He easily won his congressional district, despite having very little political and job experience. He has also faced allegations of sexual misconduct and misrepresenting his past. Michael Kranish, a national political investigative reporter for The Washington Post, discusses his recent article diving into Cawthorn's past and rise to prominence.
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Neera Tanden removes herself from consideration as budget chief amid opposition
Neera Tanden, who was President Biden’s pick for the director of the Office of Management and Budget, has removed herself from consideration after it appeared likely she would not have enough support for confirmation.
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FEMA opening hundreds of COVID-19 vaccination sites nationwide
Hundreds of FEMA vaccination sites are opening up nationwide. Government officials say the goal is to increase vaccine access to underserved communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. CBS News reporter Nicole Sganga goes inside one site that's set to open to the public in Philadelphia.
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Bunny Wailer, reggae luminary and Grammy winner, has died at 73
He formed The Wailers in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. He died Tuesday in his native Jamaica.
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Biden ramps up COVID-19 vaccine production as states start lifting restrictions
To help ramp up vaccination efforts, the pharmaceutical company Merck has agreed to help mass-produce Johnson and Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine. President Biden now says there will be enough doses for every adult in the country by the end of May. CBS News correspondent Janet Shamlian reports from Houston, and Dr. Dara Kass, an ER doctor and medical contributor for Yahoo News, joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss the latest.
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Senate confirms Gina Raimondo as Biden's commerce secretary
The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo as President Biden's commerce secretary, to help guide the economy's recovery. CBSN's Elaine Quijano reports.
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Old and young become pandemic pen pals
Young students are writing letters to their elderly pen pals to help ease their loneliness during the pandemic. Chip Reid shares their story.
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Neera Tanden removes herself from consideration as budget chief
Tanden's confirmation appeared doomed when moderate Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia said he wouldn't support her nomination, as did several moderate Republicans.
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Civil rights leader Vernon Jordan has died at 85
Vernon Jordan helped integrate the South, fought for economic equality in the Black community and counseled presidents and business leaders. Michelle Miller looks back on his life.
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New York Governor Cuomo faces growing pressure to resign
There is growing pressure on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign as he faces allegations from three women, who say he sexually harassed them. Jericka Duncan reports.
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Publication of 6 Dr. Seuss books ends over racist imagery
Some Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published due to the way they portray people of color. Adriana Diaz reports.
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FBI director condemns Capitol siege as "domestic terrorism"
At a hearing on the Capitol riot, FBI Director Christopher Wray testified to Congress that domestic terrorism cases are on the rise. Jeff Pegues has more.
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Texas to lift mask mandate and open state "100%"
Texas is rolling back all COVID-19 restrictions, including ending a mask mandate and allowing businesses to fully reopen. Public health officials are warning it's too soon for such rollbacks. Janet Shamlian has the latest.
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Schumer says Senate could soon pass COVID relief bill
The Senate is moving ahead with plans to vote on the COVID-19 relief package as the White House announces an increase in vaccine production. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett, CBS News Radio White House correspondent Steven Portnoy, and Axios political reporter Sarah Muchas join "Red and Blue" to discuss that and other headlines out of Washington.
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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
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Cuomo faces growing pressure to resign over alleged sexual misconduct
Some members of the New York governor's own party are calling for him to step aside.
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Congresswoman Nancy Mace on Capitol riot investigation why she voted against impeaching Trump
Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace of South Carolina joins "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano to discuss the latest on the latest on the investigation into the Capitol attack and why she doesn't have second thoughts about her vote against impeachment.
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The Psychiatrist and the Selfie
Jacob Nolan, who claims his psychiatrist programmed him to kill her ex-lover, speaks out for the first time to "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant
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Supreme Court hears two cases that could impact voting rights nationwide
The Supreme Court will decide two voting rights cases out of Arizona that could shape future election laws in states nationwide. CBS News' Natalie Brand reports from Washington, then "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano talks to CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and CBSN special elections and midterms reporter Adam Brewster about the impact the court's decision could have.
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Biden's SEC pick calls out "behavioral prompts" in trading apps
"Things can go very wrong" when financial markets don't adapt to new technologies, SEC nominee tells lawmakers.
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"Ghost kitchens" help restaurants recover COVID-19 losses
On "The Debrief" podcast this week, Major Garrett reports on the steps restaurateurs and chefs are taking to diversify revenue streams during COVID-19.
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The Long Road Home
"48 Hours" Live to Tell: A father and basketball star is caught in a terror attack. Sebastien Bellin's remarkable story of recovery. CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers reports.
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FBI director defends handling of intelligence on Capitol riot, says white supremacists pose biggest domestic terror threat
FBI Director Christopher Wray defended the bureau's handling of intelligence prior to the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Wray also said racially motivated violent extremists pose the greatest domestic terror threat. CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joins "Red and Blue" anchor Elaine Quiijano with more on his testimony and an update on the investigation into the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.
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Sophia's Secret
"48 Hours" Live to Tell: A teen attacked by her abusive ex-boyfriend -- held at knifepoint, her room set on fire -- reveals her emotional story of survival to Tracy Smith.
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