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1972: Nixon's awkward embrace by Sammy Davis Jr.

In 1972, in a public show of support, Sammy Davis Jr., a lifelong Democrat, famously gave President Richard M. Nixon a hug on stage at a Republican convention rally. Nixon was running for reelection.
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Trump scarecrow stirs debate at elementary school in California
The scarecrow was placed at Santa Clarita Elementary School in Saugus, California. CBS Los Angeles' Greg Mills reports.
"Star Trek: Discovery" makeup artists on recreating Klingons
Makeup experts Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page used inspiration from previous "Star Trek" series to create the new characters in "Star Trek: Discovery." The two join CBSN to discuss the process and show off a Klingon helmet.
President Trump pushes tax reform
President Trump will meet with Senate Republicans Tuesday to try to unify members ahead of crucial votes on tax reform and budget measures. A short-term Obamacare fix is also on the agenda. Meanwhile, Sen. John McCain took aim at Mr. Trump in a new interview. CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett talks to CBSN about the latest.
'Great burden has been lifted': Alabama medical marijuana bill headed to Gov. Kay Ivey after historic votes, resistance
The Alabama Legislature Thursday gave final approval to a bill that would create a statewide medical marijuana program, following two historic votes.
Condolence call controversy escalates
President Trump is sparring with the widow of a fallen soldier over details of his condolence call. The White House is also pushing for House Republicans to act fast on tax reform and passing a budget. Cate Martel from The Hill talks to CBSN about the latest.
Lawyers say alleged Capitol rioter is suffering from 'Foxitus'
US Capitol riot defendant Anthony Antonio was hooked on Fox News and developed "Foxitis" and believed the lies about the 2020 election, his lawyer said during a virtual court hearing.
Trump spars with fallen soldier's widow
For the first time since President Trump's controversial condolence call, we're hearing firsthand from the widow of the fallen soldier. She defended Rep. Frederica Wilson's account of what happened, while the president responded on Twitter. Meanwhile, Sen. John McCain also appeared to criticize Trump for dodging the draft during Vietnam. All of this is unfolding while the president urges fast action on tax reform. Aaron Blake from The Washington Post joins CBSN to discuss the latest developments.
Chicago Sun-Times editorial board celebrates Facebook's decision to uphold Trump ban: 'Let's keep it that way'
The editorial board of the Chicago Sun-Times celebrated Facebook's decision to uphold its ban of former President Trump.
What to do with your 401(k) before your next job
If you are leaving your job, retirement savings may not be the first thing on your mind. But it pays to think about what to do with your 401K before jumping to your next gig. CBS MoneyWatch reporter Jill Harding joins CBSN to discuss some of the options to consider.
Jason Reynolds writes for youth "searching for themselves as characters"
New York Times best-selling author Jason Reynolds says he didn't read his first novel until he was 17 years old. Reynolds says he writes on topics he felt wasn't addressed when he was growing up. His new book, "Long Way Down," is about a young boy whose brother is killed by gun violence. Gayle King spoke to him to learn about his inspiration and love for literature.
Alaska teacher on leave after ‘racially insensitive’ George Floyd comments
An Alaskan High school teacher was placed on administrative leave after making comments that George Floyd would still be alive if he had followed directions from Minnesota police.
Portland driver confronted by armed group in broad daylight, shocking video shows
A shocking video from Portland, Oregon, posted on social media shows armed people clashing in broad daylight on Wednesday.
Oakland A's answer 9-year-old wildfire victim's letter in person
Thousands of families who escaped from the deadly California wildfires are returning home to find nothing but rubble. Loren Smith, 9, of Santa Rosa lost his home and his cherished collection of baseball cards and memorabilia. Teams from around the country are coming together to help replace what he lost. Adriana Diaz reports.
Gold Star father Khizr Khan "disheartened" by Trump's call to widow
Khizr Khan became an advocate for gold star families after his passionate speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention where he challenged then-presidential nominee Donald Trump's stance on Muslim immigration. Now, he is critical of President Trump's phone call to the wife of a soldier killed in Niger. Khan, the father of Army Capt. Humayun Khan who was killed in Iraq in 2004, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his family's journey and new book, "An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice."
Nuggets rookie praises Knicks’ Luca Vildoza addition
Facundo Campazzo said fellow Argentinian and newest Knick Luca Vildoza will be a talented NBA player who has the potential to make "spectacular plays every game."
Poll: Huge Majority of Capitol Hill Aides Believe Pelosi’s Partisan Socialist Agenda Will Not Pass Congress
Punchbowl News released a new tracking poll Thursday showing a majority of senior Capitol Hill aides believe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's partisan socialist agenda will not pass Congress.
Overcrowding reduced at facility for migrant kids, but challenges remain
When CBS News toured the Donna, Texas migrant holding facility on Thursday, its detainee population had plummeted 80% from early April, officials said.
Sara Carter exclusive: Biden border policies fueling sprawling cartel-linked pot-growing operations far inland
In a special “Hannity” investigation, investigative journalist Sara Carter traveled to the Antelope Valley around Lancaster, Calif., where – hundreds of miles away from the Mexican border – the Biden border crisis is starkly affecting everyday Americans as cartel-linked marijuana growing operations have become a criminal plague on the area.
Piazza family disgusted by apparent rentals of Penn State frat house
There's more controversy for the Penn State Beta Theta Pi fraternity house linked to student Timothy Piazza's death. Information obtained by CBS News appears to show fraternity alumni can rent rooms at the disbanded fraternity house on football weekends. Jericka Duncan reports.
Three more whales wash up dead near San Francisco — eight total in five weeks
At least eight whales in five weeks have washed up dead in the San Francisco Bay, shocking some locals but not highly concerning to some wildlife agencies.
Fox renewed Bill O'Reilly contract despite knowledge of sexual harassment settlement
Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly vows to speak out Monday against what he says are lies in a New York Times report. The Times says the Fox News parent company, 21st Century Fox, renewed O'Reilly's multi-million-dollar contract despite knowing he had settled sexual harassment claims against him. Bianna Golodryga reports.
Catalonia plots next move amid Spain's power play
A pro-independence party in the Spanish region of Catalonia is calling for "mass civil disobedience." They are angry about the Spain's unprecedented decision and attempt to take over Catalonia's regional government after a vote for independence. Seth Doane reports from Barcelona.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces life in prison after pleading guilty to desertion
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl spent five years as a prisoner of the Taliban. Now a military judge will decide how long he will spend as a prisoner in the U.S. Bergdahl pleaded guilty last week to desertion and endangering his fellow troops. He was captured in 2009 after he abandoned his post in Afghanistan. DeMarco Morgan reports.
Trump pushes for tax reform and short-term Obamacare fix
President Trump is leaning on congressional Republicans to finish tax reform quickly. He asked GOP House members on a conference call to go along with the Senate's budget blueprint. That would make it easier to pass a tax reform. Major Garrett reports.
Texas GOP Chair Lt. Col. Allen West Challenges Reporter at Press Conference to Do 30 Pushups
He did the pushups after praising state Republicans for pushing bills that criminalize abortion and transgender-related medical care for minors.
Gleyber Torres scores from first on ‘incredibly heads up’ play
The Yankees middle infielder took advantage of the Astros asleep in the shift as he scored from first base on an infield hit late in Thursday afternoon's contest.
Possible serial killer terrorizes Tampa neighborhood
A possible serial killer has a neighborhood on high alert in Tampa, Florida, after three people were shot dead in the past two weeks. Police want the public to help identify a man in a surveillance video because he may have information about the killings. Omar Villafranca reports.
FEC drops inquiry into Trump hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels
The case stems from allegations that former president Donald Trump ordered his personal lawyer at the time, Michael Cohen, to make a hush-money payment to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels.
10/22: CBS Evening News
Trump looks to tax reform after week of condolence call controversy; Milwaukee Police Dept. trains recruits to de-escalate situations
Pro golfer Dan Bowling tried to meet 15-year-old for sex: cops
Dan Bowling, 26, had been chatting up a detective acting as a teen online since April with conversations that "turned sexual in nature within the first 24 hours and intensified quickly," Florida police said.
Body found near missing toddler's home
A body was found Sunday in the search for a missing 3-year-old Texas girl. The girl's father allegedly sent her outside in the middle of the night wearing pajamas as punishment for not drinking milk. Reena Ninan reports.
Milwaukee Police Dept. trains recruits to de-escalate situations
Like many police departments, Milwaukee's finest are trying to improve trust between officers and the communities they serve. That begins with the training of new recruits. Dean Reynolds reports.
Environmental pollution killing more people than war, study says
The Lancet medical journal published a new study that says environmental pollution contributed to the deaths of 9 million people in 2015 -- that's more than all forms of violence, including war. Anna Werner reports.
California bar owner charged with multiple felonies for allegedly selling fake Covid-19 vaccination cards, officials say
A bar owner who allegedly sold fake Covid-19 vaccine cards at his Northern California business has been charged with multiple felonies, including forgery and identity theft.
Groundbreaking new cancer treatment approved
A second version of a new cancer treatment that uses a patient's own cells to fight non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has been approved by the FDA. Now 15,000 people may be eligible for the treatment. Dr. Tara Narula reports.
Neither side backing down in Spain's Catalonia crisis
Spain's central government is trying to wrest control from the semi-autonomous region of Catalonia after voters there decided to secede. Seth Doane reports from Barcelona.
Rapper ‘Chad Focus’ sentenced to prison for stealing $4M to boost career
Chad Arrington, aka Chad Focus, used a company credit card to finance his dreams -- including buying a billboard in Times Square and followers on social media.
Phil Mickelson grabs first-round lead at Wells Fargo Championship
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Phil Mickelson has gone nine months since he finished among the top 20, and it looks as though that streak is about to end at the Wells Fargo Championship. The 50-year-old Mickelson kept his focus Thursday at Quail Hollow and blistered the course for a 7-under 64 to build a two-shot lead...
Survivor of Mexico City subway crash reflects on decision to change cars
A decision to change cars may have saved Erik Bravo, a financial adviser who survived the collapse of an elevated line in Mexico City’s subway system that killed 25 people and injured around 80.
What Goes Up Must Come Down — Including A Giant Chinese Rocket Plunging Toward Earth
U.S. Space Command says the exact entry point into the Earth's atmosphere cannot be pinpointed until hours before its reentry, which is expected sometime around May 8.
Rob Smith blasts left for ‘woke’ influence on US military: Will destroy it ‘from the inside out’
Army veteran Rob Smith and former Navy SEAL Jack Carr defend the military from being purged of questionably extremist behavior headed by the Pentagon.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces She Will Not Seek Re-Election
First-term Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Thursday night that she will not run for re-election, shocking her supporters.
CBS Evening News, May 6, 2021
U.S. coronavirus cases hit 7-month low; After Muslim ban lifts, couple reunites just in time for their child's birth
5/6: Red and Blue
President Biden touts infrastructure plan in Louisiana; DHS Secretary Mayorkas heading to southern border
Aaron Rodgers, Who Wants Out of Green Bay, Had Glowing Ratings on Jeopardy!
The Green Bay quarterback is near the top of the ratings for guest hosts while Anderson Cooper had the lowest marks so far.
Today in History for May 7
Highlights of this day in history: The Lusitania sunk in World War I; Nazi Germany signs surrender in World War II; Vietnam's Battle of Dien Bien Phu; Composer Peter Illych Tchaikovsky born; Glenn Miller records 'Chattanooga Choo-Choo.' (May 7)
Psaki: Don't know that Sen. McConnell speaks for every Republican
White House press secretary Jen Psaki responds to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's comment that "100%" of his focus is on stopping the Biden administration.
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Sen. Lankford explains "tremendous frustration" over budget process
Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, discusses the GOP budget plan that passed the Senate this week.
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