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Book Review: ‘State of Terror,’ by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny

“State of Terror” is a geopolitical thriller about the race to keep nuclear devices from being detonated in American cities.
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Biden Says Infrastructure Bill Is About 'Competitiveness Versus Complacency'
In his speech, he bemoaned the lack of WiFi access nationwide, proclaiming, "What are we doing? This is the United States of America, dammit."
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FDA Authorizes Moderna and J&J Booster Shots
The decision means boosters are authorized for all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the US
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Biden’s endless list of broken promises and other commentary
President Biden announced a vaccine-or-testing mandate but his administration is still weeks from actually issuing the regulations.
Manhattan West — NYC’s latest luxury playground — finally opens
Decades in the making, the last piece of New York’s far west side is finally here. Manhattan West, Brookfield’s 8-acre, city-within-a-city, is officially open with luxe residences, eateries, public art and plenty of open space.
Hundreds of Marine volunteers take part in COVID-19 research program
The military is researching the effects of COVID-19, and trying to determine why young people seem more resistant to the virus’s effects. Volunteers at The Citadel in South Carolina are providing saliva, nasal swabs and blood samples to help the research. Mark Strassmann reports.
Jets have C.J. Mosley injury worry ahead of Patriots rematch
The status of the heart of the Jets’ defense is up in the air for Sunday’s rematch against the Patriots.
Dan Hooker: A win over Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 puts me in 'two-man conversation' for title shot
Could Dan Hooker be next in line for the title if he's victorious at UFC 267?       Related StoriesDan Hooker: A win over Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 puts me in 'two-man conversation' for title shot - EnclosureMarvin Vettori believes he's superior fighter, but Paulo Costa 'still dangerous' regardless of weight issuesMarvin Vettori believes he's superior fighter, but Paulo Costa 'still dangerous' regardless of weight issues - Enclosure
Hospitals overwhelmed as Florida reports record virus deaths
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is bringing 3,000 nurses, many out of state, to deal with the rapid rise of COVID-19 patients. Hospitals in Arizona and Texas are struggling to deal with the surge of patients. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
Michigan lawmaker wants Congress to do more to fix America's water crisis
Representative Rashida Tlaib says she's pushing for $30 billion to remove lead pipes as part of the Build Back Better plan.
Pediatrician on reopening schools safely: "We're going to have to make some compromises"
The Trump administration is pushing to fully reopen schools across the nation despite growing coronavirus numbers, but health officials say plans need to be made to keep families safe. Dr. Dyan Hes, a pediatrician and founder of Gramercy Pediatrics in New York City, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss.
Trump defends Fauci relationship amid push to discredit doctor
After months of disagreement, President Trump is putting a positive spin on his relationship with Dr. Anthony Fauci. He says he likes him, even as he retweets a claim that all the experts are lying. Paula Reid has the latest from the White House.
COVID-19 testing problems multiply across the U.S. without federal strategy
There is a testing crisis nationwide as many states are seeing a surge of coronavirus infections. Many people in lower-income neighborhoods in Phoenix have waited up to 13 hours to get tested. Mola Lenghi reports.
Ricky Gervais says in a podcast he wants to live to see youngsters called out for not being 'woke enough'
The comedian was joined by neuroscientist Sam Harris on his "Absolutely Mental" podcast, and during their conversation, the pair peeled back the layers on current ideologies that could or won’t survive the next wave of generational social constructs.
California under lockdown as surge of coronavirus cases explodes nationwide
California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all counties in the state to close indoor operations at restaurants, bars and museums as coronavirus cases continue to surge. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles and San Diego school districts announced it will resume classes this fall, but only online. Jonathan Vigliotti has the latest.
Washington Redskins officially drop name amid calls from activists and sponsors
The NFL's Washington Redskins announced Monday that the team will get a new name. The move comes amid calls from activists and some high-profile sponsors to abandon the long-standing nickname that many say is racist. Jan Crawford reports.
Zoo toy creator puts on a puppet show for his neighborhood with no strings attached
At a time when so many are starving for entertainment, a Chicago man is captivating his neighborhood with a lockdown puppet show from his own balcony. Adriana Diaz reports.
Prince Rainer eyed Marilyn Monroe to be wife before Grace Kelly, doc claims
The monarchy of the tiny country of Monaco would have looked very different if Marilyn Monroe was on the throne.
Florence's Uffizi museum reopens with pandemic restrictions
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, has reopened after closing down due to the coronavirus pandemic. New health and safety restrictions, such as temperature checks and social distancing requirements, have been put in place. Chris Livesay reports.
Rep. Liz Cheney makes an appeal to the conscience of Republican lawmakers, urging them to back Bannon contempt vote
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Activist group calls on White people to practice anti-racism
The activist group Showing up for Racial Justice focuses on “calling in” White people to support racial justice and work with Black Lives Matter and other movements. SURJ, a multi-racial group, has 125 chapters, and stresses White people practice anti-racism. Danya Bacchus reports.
A giant effort... miniaturized; The Biden administration rolls out its plan to vaccinate all 28 million 5-11-year-olds once regulators give the final green light
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NTSB investigating Houston jet crash and fire
Investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board arrived at an airport just outside of Houston, the agency confirmed on Wednesday, one day after a jet carrying 21 people ran off the runway and burst into flames. The agency will join the investigation into the incident, which everyone on board survived.
Parents and officials grapple with best way to reopen schools
As the upcoming school year looms, parents and officials are trying to figure out the safest way to get kids back into the classroom. No other country has attempted to reopen schools with coronavirus numbers as high as the U.S. is currently experiencing. Meg Oliver reports.
New $100M Staten Island ferry goes unused with no one trained to pilot it
The new $100 million Staten Island Ferry boat named after a local war hero has been grounded -- because the city hasn't trained ferry workers how to operate it.
Doctors complete first successful pig-to-human kidney transplant
For the first time ever, doctors performed a successful animal-to-human kidney transplant. Dr. Jon LaPook has more on New York University's groundbreaking operation.
An inside look at a Texas hospital overwhelmed by coronavirus patients
For the second time in a week, Texas hospitalized over 10,000 virus patients as officials worry about the lack of ICU beds in the entire state. Mireya Villarreal gives us an inside look at a Rio Grande Valley hospital where they've had to rent beds to accommodate the influx of patients.
Supply chain bottleneck hurting U.S. businesses
Amid a nationwide shortage of truck drivers and warehouse workers, one business owner in Colorado says he is facing a 40% decline in sales this year. Carter Evans has the latest on the shipping delays.
‘Spy’ couple left 11-year-old child at home to allegedly pass nuclear secrets
The husband and wife accused of trying to sell US nuclear secrets to foreign officials left their child at home alone for hours while passing info at a "dead drop", prosecutors said in a court hearing Wednesday.
Florida shatters national record for new coronavirus cases
Florida finds itself at the center of the country's recent coronavirus surge, with new cases and deaths mounting fast. Throughout the country, cases continue to rise and multiple states imposed new restrictions and reversed reopening plans. Lilia Luciano reports.
Why Democrats are trying to fit every wish into a shrinking bill 
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) speaks alongside fellow progressive lawmakers following a meeting with President Biden on October 19. The group of lawmakers met with Biden as negotiations on the infrastructure bill continue. | Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Democrats are banking on the popularity of these policies to keep them around. Democrats, it seems, are looking to pare down their budget bill by going the route favored by progressives. While they’re weighing some big cuts to the $3.5 trillion package, the general approach — which isn’t yet finalized — skews toward funding more programs for a shorter period of time, rather than fewer programs for longer. Pushback from moderates over the size of the package has meant tough decisions about what to cut and what to keep. Progressives argued for preserving as many of the proposal’s policies as possible, while saving money by having them expire sooner than initially planned. Some moderates, meanwhile, advocated for the opposite: funding fewer programs for more time. President Joe Biden backed the former strategy as well, and that appears to be the course Democrats will pursue. Biden and the progressives hope the policies will be so popular — even if they’re only implemented for a short period — that it will be difficult for future lawmakers to let them lapse, regardless of who controls Congress. Spencer Platt/Getty Images President Biden addressed attendees on his Build Back Better plan at an event in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on October 20. “Obviously, some of these programs are shorter than ideal. But the president believes, and I agree with him, that once we have these programs established, it becomes hard to take them away,” Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), a member of Progressive Caucus leadership, told reporters on Tuesday. Opponents of this thinking emphasize that this approach could mean that many of these programs simply expire after funding runs out. Provisions in the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan, like the eviction moratorium and expanded unemployment insurance, ended after Congress opted not to renew them. “My own view is we ought to do fewer things better,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told reporters on Tuesday. Progressives, however, feel quick implementation of a broader set of programs will benefit a wide constituency, which will pressure lawmakers of both parties to keep the programs around. Second, they see these policies helping more people and giving Democrats concrete achievements to point to as the 2022 midterms approach. “If given a choice between legislating narrowly or broadly, we strongly encourage you to choose the latter, and make robust investments over a shorter window,” Congressional Progressive Caucus leaders recently emphasized in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “This will help make the case for our party’s ability to govern, and establish a track record of success that will pave the way for a long-term extension of benefits.” What this framework could look like Increasingly, Democrats are narrowing in on what will — and won’t — make it into the bill. While a lot is still fluid, lawmakers emphasize that they hope to reach a “framework” this week, which would outline the main tenets in the legislation ahead of an October 31 deadline they’ve set for themselves. Thus far, what exactly that will look like is still uncertain. In a meeting with progressive lawmakers on Tuesday, Biden floated some cuts including eliminating a proposal for tuition-free community college, but didn’t get into more policy specifics around issues like means testing. “We’re not at a place where there’s a final thing for us to look at,” Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) said Tuesday. The White House has suggested a range between $1.75 trillion and $1.9 trillion for the final bill, according to the Washington Post. Although the original legislation included $3.5 trillion in spending, conservative Democrats including Sens. Joe Manchin (WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) have said they won’t support legislation of that size. Democrats are working to nail down the final figure this week, and see that number as driving other decisions about what the bill contains as well. “The top-line agreement is key to everything else,” Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said on Tuesday. At the moment, here’s what it seems like will be in the bill: Expanded Medicare coverage for dental, vision, and hearing; universal pre-K; child care subsidies; the expanded child tax credit; and paid family leave are all provisions that are poised to be included, Rep. Khanna told reporters after Tuesday’s White House meetings. There could be major changes to their duration and reach, though: According to the Washington Post, the expanded child tax credit could last for just one year, and more means testing might be needed to win Manchin’s support. Additionally, the paid family leave program could wind up being for four weeks instead of 12, and capped by income as well. And here’s what’s likely to be cut: Cuts could include free community college and the Clean Electricity Performance Program. Tuition-free community college was not among progressives’ top five priorities, and it hasn’t been named by Manchin or Sinema, either. Manchin, meanwhile, has explicitly called for the Clean Electricity Performance Program — a provision that would pay companies that transition to clean energy — to be stripped out of the bill. Previously, progressives had laid out the five main policy areas they saw as essential to include: lowering prescription drug prices; providing funding for child care, paid leave, and long-term care; investing in climate jobs; providing funding for affordable housing; and offering a pathway to citizenship for immigrants including DACA recipients. Manchin, meanwhile, has expressed openness to universal pre-K and lowering drug prices. Sinema hasn’t publicly made her stances known, though she’s reportedly focused on pushing lower corporate tax rates and expressed concerns about the drug pricing provisions. Expect progressives and Manchin to continue to push for the inclusion of those priorities, and for many of them to appear in some form in the final framework. There’s a lot of uncertainty around policy cliffs A major risk of funding more policies for shorter periods is the possibility that these programs will just end if they are not renewed. “We need to make sure people have certainty. Just doing something for a year or two doesn’t have the impact, doesn’t provide the certainty,” Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), the head of the more moderate New Democrat Coalition, previously told Politico. Progressives, however, have countered that these proposals will have picked up so much public support that it will be challenging for Republicans to avoid renewal if they were to control Congress. “It would be very hard for people to take things away, and that’s part of our goal,” Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) previously told the Hill, citing the expanded child tax credit as an example. “Once people see how popular they are ... once people start to see it, [they will support it].” Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images Activists highlight climate initiatives in the Build Back Better agenda outside the US Capitol on October 20. Another example progressives have pointed to is the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans repeatedly attempted to unravel when they had congressional control. The ACA, though, was not set to sunset by a certain time, unlike some of the policies being discussed in the budget bill. To undo it, Republicans actually had to pass repeal legislation of their own, which they were ultimately unable to advance. To effectively end the budget bill’s proposed programs, all Republicans would need to do would be to deny them funding in future budgets. Still, progressives argue this won’t happen due to pressure from constituents benefiting from the new programs. An example of this, the Brookings Institution’s Molly Reynolds told Vox, is the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for low- and middle-income households enacted by Republicans during the Bush administration, many of which were set to expire in 2010. Because of how popular they were, they were renewed again that year and in 2012, when Democrats had control of the Senate. Democrats are betting that this will be the case, once more, with the provisions in the budget bill.
Parkland school shooter pleads guilty to 17 murders
More than three years after 17 students were killed in the Parkland school shooting, gunman Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty to 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in a Florida courtroom. Mireya Villarreal reports.
Sailors injured in fire aboard USS Bonhomee Richard at Naval Base San Diego
A U.S Navy ship caught fire Sunday morning at Naval Base San Diego. At least 18 were injured aboard the USS Bonhomee Richard.
FDA authorizes Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine boosters
The FDA issued emergency use authorization for two more COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. Select groups are now eligible for a Moderna booster, while any adult who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is eligible for another shot. Nikki Battiste has the details.
How the pandemic is impacting the presidential race
The coronavirus pandemic could have a major impact on the 2020 presidential election. CBS News elections and surveys director Anthony Salvanto helps break down some of the most recent polling in key battleground states.
Another Michigan city experiencing lead water crisis
Hamtramck joined a growing number of Michigan cities with serious water quality issues. Now, more than 75% of kids in the state have detectable lead levels in their blood. Norah O'Donnell speaks to Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Capitol Hill about the crisis.
Trump pushes for schools to reopen as coronavirus deaths top 135,000
President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are renewing their push to reopen schools this fall, even as coronavirus cases continue to rise nationwide. Meanwhile, some administration officials are becoming frustrated with Dr. Anthony Fauci, who at times has contradicted the president. Nikole Killion reports.
Colorado school district investigates after parents say teachers taped masks to students’ faces
A Colorado school district is investigating allegations that teachers taped masks to students’ faces at one of its schools. The school district in Colorado Springs opened its investigation after a photo of a student at Chinook Trail Middle School with a mask taped to her face circulated on social media over the weekend.  According to KKTV, a local CBS affiliate,...
Parents of a 6-year-old girl killed at a theme park file a wrongful death lawsuit
The lawsuit says there were at least two prior incidents at Glenwood Caverns in Colorado where the ride operators failed to properly secure passengers on the Haunted Mine Drop ride.
Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch voted against Trump in tax records case
President Trump lashed out at the Supreme Court and claimed that he is being treated unfairly after losing a landmark ruling about his taxes — even though the two justices he appointed, Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, voted against him. Ben Tracy reports. (Photos courtesy: Christopher Sadowski)
Appeals court tosses order aimed at protecting immigration detainees from COVID-19
A 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel has overturned a requirement for ICE detainees at risk of COVID-19 to be monitored and possibly released.
Supreme Court rules Trump can't block release of taxes
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that prosecutors in New York can subpoena the president’s financial records. CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss the ruling and the White House reaction.
Zoo toy creator puts on a puppet show for his neighborhood with no strings attached
At a time when so many are starving for entertainment, a Chicago man is captivating his neighborhood with a lockdown puppet show from his own balcony. Adriana Diaz reports.
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot gets heat for requesting suburban police officers fill in for cops she may fire
The National Fraternal Order of Police issued a blistering statement in response to Chicago’s request for suburban police officers to volunteer to help fight surging crime in the city’s urban center.
Remains and personal items were previously submerged in water, FBI says
Chicago Police Union Compares Vaccine Mandate to 'Hunger Games,' Tells Cops to 'Stand Strong'
"Welcome to day three of 'The Hunger Games,' where we find out who the city is going to offer up as tribute," said Michael Mette.
Biden pitches unfinished economic agenda in personal hometown remarks
President Joe Biden made a pitch for his unfinished economic agenda as negotiations heat up in Congress, broadly touting its provisions as Democrats pare back the sweeping legislation to expand the social safety net in efforts to get it passed.
Why Team Biden is purposely scaring folks about kids and COVID
The papers and newscasts were filled with stories about how just incredibly focused the Biden people are on the rollout of the vaccinations of American kids from the ages of 5 to 11.
New video shows moments after Breonna Taylor shooting
Newly-released video in the deadly police shooting of Breonna Taylor shows the chaotic moments after she was shot. Jericka Duncan has the latest.