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Georgia teachers bring the "cool" in back to school with viral music video
For millions of students, back to school this year means back to the laptop. So a pair of Georgia teachers decided to update their welcome back message for the age of distance learning. Vladimir Duthiers takes a look.
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Protests held in Belarus amid claims president rigged election
There are fears the situation in the former Soviet Republic of Belarus is getting out of control. Protesters have taken to the streets against the longtime president. Chris Livesay reports.
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Texas schools' reopening making frontline workers concerned
Some grade schools will reopen for in-person learning, but even applying all the safety measures for the school year is leaving educators and frontline workers concerned. Omar Villafranca reports for CBS News' series "The New Normal: Back to School."
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Universities halt in-person classes after coronavirus outbreaks on campuses
Michigan State University, now joining the University of North Carolina and Notre Dame, is canceling in-person classes and will go virtual this fall due to coronavirus outbreaks. David Begnaud has the details.
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Trump slams McConnell over scheduling of postmaster general hearing
President Trump is criticizing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans for scheduling the postmaster general to testify just days before the Republican National Convention. Ben Tracy reports.
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Kamala Harris inspires women of color as first on major party ticket
Campaign aides say Senator Kamala Harris' speech on Wednesday will deliver a vision for a more inclusive nation based on her own experiences. Nikole Killion reports.
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Kamala Harris to accept VP nomination on day 3 of Democratic National Convention
Senator Kamala Harris will become the third woman to accept the vice presidential nomination during the third day of the Democratic National Convention. Ed O'Keefe has the latest on the big event.
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Out-of-control California wildfires prompt state of emergency
Close to 400 fast-moving wildfires are burning out of control in California. The governor has declared a state of emergency, and families are being told to evacuate. Carter Evans has the latest.
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Democrats kick off virtual convention as Biden leads Trump in latest polls
Democrats are gathering this week to formally nominate Joe Biden as the party's candidate for president. This year, however, the Democratic National Convention will take place online due to the coronavirus. Ed O'Keefe has the latest.
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Democrats accuse postmaster general of sabotaging mail-in voting
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House will hold an emergency session to try and reverse moves made by the Trump administration that have led to delays in mail delivery nationwide. This comes as the Postal Service warns all 50 states and the District of Columbia it can't ensure mail-in ballots will be delivered in time to be counted this November
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Oldest living American celebrates 116th birthday amid coronavirus pandemic
Hester Ford, the oldest living American, celebrated her 116th birthday in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday.
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Tropical Storm Isaias gains strength as it heads for the Carolinas
Tropical Storm Isaias is gaining strength as it churns toward the coast of the Carolinas. Nearly 120 million Americans are in the storm's path, and warnings stretch from South Carolina to Maine. Chip Reid has the latest.
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NIH launches possible COVID treatment by using monoclonal antibodies
U.S. pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly is collaborating with the National Institutes of Health on a lab-engineered treatment called monoclonal antibodies to stop the virus from spreading in the body. Dr. Jon LaPook has the latest in CBS News' "Racing to a Cure" series.
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More than 70 killed, 3,000 wounded in Beirut explosions
More than 70 people are dead and 3,000 are wounded after two explosions shook the city of Beirut, Lebanon. The death toll has been rising by the hour, as investigators try to determine the cause. Chris Livesay reports.
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Tornadoes leave trail of destruction along East Coast
At least 20 tornadoes have left a trail of destruction as Tropical Storm Isaias slammed into East Coast on Tuesday. Chip Reid reports.
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At least 4 people dead, dozens injured after Tropical Storm Isaias rips through the East Coast
At least 4 people are dead and dozens are injured after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped slammed the East Coast on Tuesday. The storm spawned at least 20 tornadoes, leaving millions without power. Mola Lenghi reports.
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New Jersey teens help seniors during COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 has disrupted many lives, but a trio of New Jersey teens saw it as an opportunity to help others — in a different way. Meg Oliver has their story.
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Life and legacy of John Lewis honored at Georgia funeral
Civil rights icon John Lewis was laid to rest in Atlanta on Thursday, after an emotional funeral service attended by three former presidents. Michelle Miller takes a look at Lewis' final journey.
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John Lewis, Lillian Miles Lewis and the power of love
On a night that we honor a man who taught us so much about the power of love, we take a look at the relationship between John Lewis and his wife Lillian Miles Lewis that gave the congressman the strength to bring his message to the world. Norah O'Donnell reports.
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Trump suggests delaying 2020 election as virus deaths rise and economy shrinks
President Trump raised the possibility of delaying the 2020 presidential election — but only Congress has that power. This comes as the president battles bad poll numbers and an economic slowdown. Ben Tracy reports.
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Former presidential candidate Herman Cain dies of COVID-19 at 74
Herman Cain, a one time presidential hopeful and former Godfather's Pizza CEO, died Thursday due to coronavirus. Nancy Cordes reports.
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AG William Barr spars with House Democrats over federal agents in Portland
Attorney General William Barr defended his decision to crack down on protesters in Portland during his appearance before Congress. Nancy Cordes has the latest.
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U.S. surpasses 4 million coronavirus cases as states report record deaths
ICU beds are filling up at an alarming rate at California's Riverside Community Hospital as the state is reporting a new record of coronavirus cases and deaths. Jamie Yuccas takes a look.
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Texas twins teach children how to swim with a splash of confidence
Health officials warn of a spike in childhood drownings this summer, as kids who have been cooped up seek relief in the water. Twin brothers in Texas want to make sure their community is safe. Janet Shamlian reports.
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FDA recalls 75 brands of hand sanitizer
The FDA warns 75 brands of hand sanitizer may be making people sick, or even causing death if ingested. Kris Van Cleave reports.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemns GOP lawmaker after verbal confrontation
After Florida Republican Ted Yoho reportedly berated and cursed at Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she used a speech on the House floor to call out what she says is a "pattern of dehumanization" against women in politics. Ed O'Keefe reports.
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Congress debates unemployment benefits as jobless claims rise
About 30 million Americans are now relying on unemployment checks as Congress is working to pass a new stimulus package before extended unemployment benefits end this month. This comes as unemployment claims continue to rise. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Trump calls off GOP convention in Jacksonville due to COVID-19
President Trump says he is canceling the Jacksonville portion of the Republican National Convention, citing what he called a "flare-up" of coronavirus cases in Florida. Weijia Jiang has the latest.
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Rising concerns over coronavirus transmission by children
About 4,000 children have tested positive for the coronavirus in Texas' Dallas County since the start of the pandemic. Children living in a COVID hotspot are now vulnerable to the infection. Mireya Villarreal reports.
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Growing debate over use of federal force amid Portland clashes
Mayors from six different cities — including New York and Chicago — have written to the Trump administration to not send federal officers to patrol their streets. This comes after weeks of violence between protesters and Homeland Security officers in Portland, Oregon. Carter Evans reports.
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