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Biden's new COVID-19 vaccine plan aims to accelerate progress
President Biden's COVID-19 response team is set to give its first briefing today, after the administration announced plans to secure 200 million more doses of the vaccine. Also on Wednesday, the president will be signing new executive orders aimed at tackling climate change. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joins CBSN with the latest developments.
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Biden ups vaccination goals as part of new COVID-19 plans
President Joe Biden outlined his administration's new COVID-19 plan, which includes loftier vaccination goals nationwide and announced the U.S. government to buy 200 million additional coronavirus vaccine doses later this year. CBS News' Debra Alfarone joined "CBSN AM" with the latest.
European Union threatens to prevent exports of limited COVID-19 vaccine supply
The United Kingdom has become the first European country to surpass 100,000 coronavirus deaths as shortfalls from European vaccine manufacturers pits the country against the European Union for the supply. The E.U. is threatening to prevent companies like Pfizer and AstraZeneca from exporting any vaccine orders until its own citizens receive doses, which also creates issues for developing nations in dire need of vaccinations. CBS News' Charlie D'Agata joins CBSN AM to discuss.
Army updates grooming standards to foster inclusion and diversity
Under updated requirements, short ponytails will be allowed, and phrases with racist connotations will be removed from regulations.
Biden administration plan could ensure most of U.S. gets vaccinated
The Biden administration's push to purchase 200 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses would put the government's total order at enough to vaccinate more than 90% of the U.S. population. Dr. Neeta Ogden spoke with CBSN about what the government still needs to do to make the vaccine rollout a success, new Centers for Disease Control guidance on in-school learning and why Regeneron's latest study on its antibody cocktail's strength against coronavirus variants is good news.
Watch Live: Blinken delivers remarks on his first full day as secretary of state
Blinken was confirmed by the Senate in a bipartisan vote Tuesday.
Veterans react to Trump's executive order on military base linked to illnesses
Senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joins CBSN AM with an update to an investigation into veterans' exposure to toxic military base Karshi-Khanabad, known as K2, in Uzbekistan. President Donald Trump signed an executive order late in his term recognizes veterans who served at the base and investigates any health consequences related to toxic exposure there, a move that many K2 veterans met with gratitude.
U.K. plant making COVID vaccine evacuated, bomb disposal unit called
One man who works at a neighboring unit on the industrial complex in Wales told the BBC he heard "a bang," and saw police searching the area.
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Biden signs four executive actions advancing racial equality agenda
President Biden signed four executive actions Tuesday aimed at advancing his racial equality agenda. The measures target groups of Americans the White House said have been underserved and historically marginalized. Rashad Robinson, the president of Color of Change, the nation's largest online racial justice organization, joined CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss.
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Watch Live: Federal health officials hold briefing on COVID-19 response
President Biden said his administration is "bringing back the pros to talk about COVID in an unvarnished way."
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Life down under relatively normal as Australia keeps COVID-19 cases low with closed borders
Australia has had just over 900 COVID-19-related deaths. In March, the government took the decision to close the borders, and while the country is locked in, 85% of Australians support the handling of the pandemic. Holly Williams reports.
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Watch Live: President Biden rolls out new actions on climate change
Mr. Biden is building on the action he took on his first day in office.
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Biden's U.N. nominee vows to curb China's "authoritarian agenda"
If confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Linda Thomas-Greenfield may get a "warm welcome" from her fellow diplomats, but she'll have her work cut out for her.
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Former WCBS employee alleges misconduct against two CBS executives after LA Times report
The LA Times released a report on Sunday detailing alleged racist, sexist, and homophobic remarks made by two CBS executives, David Friend and Peter Dunn, at KYW-TV in Philadelphia. Now, a former freelance reporter who worked at WCBS-TV in New York is coming forward with similar accusations. Jericka Duncan has the story.
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Russia says U.S. agreed to renew nuclear weapons pact "on our terms"
Before Washington woke up, Moscow ratified a renewal of the last major arms control treaty between the nuclear powers, but the White House confirmed "willingness," not agreement.
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NBA reporter Sekou Smith dies of COVID-19 at age 48
NBA commissioner Adam Silver released a statement on Smith, calling him a "beloved member of the NBA family."
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Veterans in "disbelief" over executive order on toxic military base
In one of his last acts as commander-in-chief, President Trump signed an executive order that recognizes sick veterans who passed through a toxic military base after 9/11 known as K2. Catherine Herridge reports.
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Video shows resource officer slamming high school student to ground
The video, widely circulated on social media, shows the female student at a high school in Kissimmee, Florida lying motionless as she's handcuffed by the officer.
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Spacewalkers venture outside for space station upgrades
Two astronauts began a planned six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk at 6:28 a.m. EST
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Presiding senator in Trump impeachment trial hospitalized after senators sworn in as jurors
The Senate is preparing for an unprecedented second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump. Nikole Killion reports on the developing events inside the chamber and if there is any likelihood to convict.
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Supply of COVID-19 vaccines causes feud with drugmakers and European Union
In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the grim death toll of 100,000 people. Delays in the delivery of vaccines are causing political tensions with Europe. European politicians say due to their research input, their market has to come first before they export to other nations, raising the prospect of vaccine nationalism. Charlie D'Agata has the details.
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Biden administration boosts vaccine supply to states, aims to buy 200 million doses by end of summer
President Biden unveiled a plan Tuesday to boost the weekly COVID-19 vaccine distribution to states by 16% for at least the next three weeks, bringing the amount of weekly doses it will release from 8.6 million to around 10 million. The president also said the government plans to buy another 200 million vaccine doses by the end of the summer. Ed O'Keefe reports.
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Eye Opener: Biden vows to increase COVID-19 vaccine supply
The Biden administration has promised to ramp up the U.S. supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses. Also, Senator Patrick Leahy was hospitalized just hours after presiding over the opening of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
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Senate rejects GOP motion challenging Trump impeachment trial
The former president faces a Senate trial on a single article of impeachment: incitement of insurrection.
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Walmart turning to robots to help fill surge in online orders
They'll be in warehouses at some stores where they'll pluck items to be ready for customers to pick up inside or at curb in hour or less.
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Trump opens "Office of the Former President" in Florida
The office will be responsible for overseeing Mr. Trump's post-presidency activities.
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Where to find the real "hi-filt" masks, and how to spot the fakes
The fit of a mask is as important as its filtration ability, experts say. So is avoiding the many counterfeits.
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Odd series of events led up to fire that killed ex-Zappos CEO
Officials were unable to determine the exact cause of the fire, or whether it was accidental or intentional.
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Trump's national security failures and successes
On "Intelligence Matters" this week, Mike Morell talks with John Hannah and David Adesnik about Trump's foreign policy accomplishments and failures.
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$15 minimum wage a sticking point as Biden pushes COVID rescue plan
Most GOP lawmakers are balking at including the increase to $15 per hour in the president's COVID relief package.
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