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Concern over sediment in Animas River

The rivers affected by last week's toxic spill in Colorado are clearing up. But as CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal reports, what lies beneath is a lingering problem.
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Pat Robertson: Derek Chauvin should be put 'under the jail' for death of George Floyd
Evangelical leader Pat Robertson said Thursday that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, should be put "under the jail."
Exonerated man released from prison after 33 years
A former U.S. sailor was freed from prison in Virginia Friday, 33 years after he was convicted of murder and rape. New DNA tests show he was innocent all along. Keith Harward, now 60 years old, said he wishes his parents were alive to see him free.
Diane Warren, 12-time Oscar nominee, hopes for ‘awesome’ win
A trophy for the Italian-language, "The Life Ahead" film’s song, "Io Si (Seen)," would be Diane Warren’s first after 11 previous Academy Award nominations came up short.
California getting much needed rain, but...
Officials are calling the heavy rain and snow El Nino brought to California this winter a "miracle." But the drought-stricken state will need much more before its thirst is quenched. Ben Tracy has more.
Almost half of federal cases against Portland rioters have been dismissed
Federal prosecutors in Portland, Ore., have moved to dismiss almost half the cases they charged in connection with violence accompanying last year’s protests over racial injustice, as authorities grapple with how to tamp down politically motivated unrest that has arisen since then.
Suspect arrested in murder of UT-Austin freshman
Seventeen-year-old Meechaiel Khalil Criner has been charged with murder in the death of University of Texas student Haruka Weiser. Weiser never returned to her dorm after leaving a building on campus on Sunday night. David Begnaud has more.
John Dickerson with latest on possible GOP contested convention
CBS News political director and anchor of "Face the Nation" John Dickerson provides some insight into the fight for delegates going on in the Republican party.
Democrats walking back respective campaign gaffes
While campaigning in New York, Bernie Sanders seemed to have a change of heart on his statement that Hillary Clinton is not "qualified" to be president. Meanwhile, Hillary's husband Bill had some explaining to do following a run-in with some Black Lives Matters protesters at a rally. Nancy Cordes has more.
Republicans play the delegate game
Donald Trump's poll numbers are falling, but his campaign feels he'll still have the delegates needed for an outright win of the Republican presidential nomination before this summer's convention. Ted Cruz is working hard to prevent that from happening. Major Garrett has more.
Key suspect in Paris attacks arrested
Belgian authorities made five terror related arrests Friday, including Mohamed Abrini, a wanted suspect for his links to the Paris terror attacks. He could also possibly be the "man in the hat" in the Brussels airport bombing. Charlie D'Agata reports.
Tucker responds to Chelsea Clinton's call for show's censorship: We were asking 'super obvious questions'
Fox News host Tucker Carlson responded to Chelsea Clinton's call for Facebook to shut down his show 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' because he questioned why vaccinated individuals must remain adherent to COVID-19 restrictions
Mike Pence undergoes surgery to have pacemaker implanted
"The routine surgery was successful, and he is expected to fully recover and return to normal activity in the coming days," Pence's office said.
Lacey Spears: "Losing Garnett is the worst thing that has happened to me"
Lacey Spears is accused of murdering her 5-year-old son, Garnett. In an exclusive interview with "48 Hours" correspondent Troy Roberts, she talks about losing her son. For more, watch "A Mother Accused," Saturday, Sept. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
'I drowned them,' mother admits after three young children killed in Reseda apartment
Mother admits drowning three children in Reseda apartment
Schools shortchange kids on phys ed
A new report card on the nation's school gym programs find many children are not getting the physical activity they need. Mark Albert reports.
Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers? Packers great Donald Driver weighs in
Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers are not only two of the greatest players in the history of the Green Bay Packers, but they are recognized as two of the best quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL.
Space-traveling dog goes missing
School children in the U.K. are hoping to be reunited with a stuffed dog named Sam that flew into the stratosphere and then disappeared.
From 7-time NASCAR champion to IndyCar rookie: Q&A with driver Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson be a 45-year-old IndyCar rookie, competing in 13 road- and street-course races, beginning with Sunday's Grand Prix of Alabama.
Analysis of the arrests of Brussels terror suspects
Police raids in Belgium resulted in the arrest of several suspects in connection to the Brussels terror attacks. Prosecutors believe that one, Mohamed Abrini, is the "man in the hat" from surveillance footage. CBS News senior national security analyst Juan Zarate joins CBSN to discuss.
US mattress firm spins ‘mind-control’ suit against Hästens CEO as good news
This bizarre, New Age saga of a Swedish mattress maker just got weirder. Staffers at a swanky retail chain that sells Hästens luxury beds and mattresses put a positive spin on an explosive lawsuit that accused the mattress maker’s kooky CEO of subjecting underlings to “mind control” and grading them based on their “vibrations and frequencies,” The Post has learned. Honchos at The...
Trump's unfavorable rating grows ahead of NY primary
Despite maintaining a sizable lead in the New York primary, Donald Trump's unfavorability ratings are increasing, making a contested Republican convention seem more likely. Politico reporter Ken Vogel joins CBSN with political analysis.
Trump dominating, Cruz struggling in New York primary
Ted Cruz has little to no chance of winning in the New York primary but if he can keep Trump from winning over 50% of the vote, New York's delegates will be allocated proportionally. CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris has analysis for CBSN.
Podcast: How Much Should You Really Worry About the Vaccine-Blood-Clot News?
Despite weeks of growing vaccinations and good news, headlines about blood clots and a “pause” in deploying the much-anticipated Johnson & Johnson shots have people worried.Atlantic science writer Katherine J. Wu joins hosts James Hamblin and Maeve Higgins on the podcast Social Distance to explain the situation. Listen to their conversation here:What follows is a transcript of their conversation, edited for length and clarity:Maeve Higgins: You wrote about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause recently. Could you fill us in on what happened?Katherine J. Wu: First, to put it in perspective: This was identified very quickly and then addressed very quickly. And that is all a good thing. But basically the situation is: The CDC and FDA reported that they had picked up on six cases of a very specific kind of blood clot in six women under the age of 50. They detected the blood clot in these women within about two weeks of when they had gotten their Johnson & Johnson vaccine. And this is out of nearly 7 million people in the United States who have gotten these vaccines.So it is a very, very low number of cases so far. More certainly could emerge. But this was enough for federal health officials to say: Hey, this is concerning. We are seeing really the same problem arising in all six of these people. We should stop and take a look. And to be really clear here, what’s going on is a pause. They are literally hitting the pause button here and saying: Let’s get some time, evaluate the data, consult our experts, figure out what’s going on, and critically give doctors the information they need to detect these symptoms in patients and then treat them with the right therapies.This is not a revocation of the emergency authorization. This is not a withdrawal. This is not like a full recall. This is just: “Let’s wait and see what happens here. Hopefully we’ll have more information to you very soon.”James Hamblin: Do you have a sense of how confident regulators feel that these clots are indeed related to the vaccine?Wu: My pulse on the situation is that there’s a moderately confident link at this point. Part of the point of the meetings is to really see how strong that link is, so I can’t conclusively say it, but I think there’s kind of a bump in confidence right now because what they’re detecting with these specific clots looks a lot like what has been going on with the AstraZeneca vaccine, which in terms of vaccine recipe, looks pretty similar to the J&J vaccine. And it’s probably not a complete coincidence that we’re seeing the same side effect appear shortly after both of these very similar-looking vaccines. I think they probably acted more swiftly here with J&J because of what’s already been going on with AstraZeneca.Hamblin: Yeah, that makes sense. These are both adenoviral vector vaccines, so there are some similarities. AstraZeneca has been associated with clots in Europe, and so it seems like there is a low threshold here. And these specifically were clots in the cerebral veins.Wu: Yeah, what’s going on here is a very, very specific kind of blood clot. Blood clots happen all the time. These are especially concerning because it’s a super-specific kind of blood clot … appearing in combination with low platelet counts. That’s another linked phenomenon that’s led a lot of researchers to hypothesize something is going on. And that specific combination has raised some eyebrows.[It’s also] been seen also in response to, ironically, a blood-thinning drug called heparin. And that’s really important to know because heparin is one of the most common blood thinners that doctors use to treat clots. In this specific case, officials are recommending against using heparin because it could potentially make the situation worse. And I think that’s another plus of the pause. Doctors are getting the message loud and clear. Let’s not use it until we really know more and maybe never again for this specific condition.Hamblin: Right, part of the pause is to help doctors understand what to look for and how to deal with symptoms that might be related to a clot like this. And part of it seems to be messaging to patients who are within this window of having recently had a Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If people experience basically any neurologic symptoms—from dizziness and headaches to anything more significant than that—contact a physician, because it’s going to be especially important to keep a close eye on things like that.Higgins: [In your piece] you quoted Dr. Angie Rasmussen, an amazing virologist we’ve had on Social Distance before. She got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine nine days ago as we tape, and she’s in the age range of the six women who got the blood-clotting symptoms. So what was her take as a person who got the vaccine and also just as a virologist?Wu: She had been tweeting about this, and I knew she would provide some really balanced perspective here. First things first: She has gotten the vaccine. There is really no undoing that. But she’s not spending all of her time worrying about getting a clot—partly because that won’t affect whether or not she does—but also because these cases have so far been really, really rare. I don’t think we yet have enough information to say they’re going to appear in exactly X percentage of people, but it’s probably going to be an extraordinarily low number.Higgins: What are the symptoms to look for in that very rare case?Wu: There’s a list that the CDC and FDA put out. They said if you develop severe headaches, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks of your injection, reach out to your health-care provider. But that is going to be the next level up from the expected side effects that some people might get within the first couple of days after getting their injection, which might include a mild headache. So there’s a little bit of subjectivity there, but hopefully people are just keeping an eye out in those three weeks. That’s the critical window we’re looking at here.Hamblin: Do you think this has been handled correctly? Do you think pausing Johnson & Johnson for everyone was the right move?Wu: That’s a tricky question to answer, but I think I lean on the side of “yes.” Imagine if the CDC and FDA had waited until it was 20 cases, or 30 cases, or 100 cases … [they] would have gotten questions about why they didn’t pause it when it was just six and we could have prevented 94 more cases.I think they saw a signal and not just a random cluster of blood clots [that] all looked so similar in this demographic slice of the population. And so they acted quickly. This pause could just be a matter of days to get clarity and make sure that people are aware and looking out for it. I wouldn’t be surprised if more cases come up because we now know to look for it. [But] they are not hoping to permanently derail this vaccine.Hamblin: Do you think this pause—assuming it doesn’t pan out to be over a major risk factor and Johnson & Johnson gets back online—will, over time, lead to vaccine hesitancy of the sort that we’ve seen with AstraZeneca in Europe? How concerned are you about it exacerbating what we’ve already seen in the U.S.?Wu: I am concerned about this, but I don’t want to jump to conclusions about how hesitancy will be affected. It’s so tricky because exacerbating hesitancy can occur in a multitude of ways. One is: People hear something negative about the vaccine and they feel less good about taking it. Another is that experts conceal something about the vaccine and the public feels like they’re not being trusted with the relevant information.The CDC and FDA are in a bit of a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation, but I’ve been really impressed with how a lot of experts have tried to communicate the situation as clearly as they can, and really stress the point that we can make better-informed decisions with this information being publicly out there.That said, I have spoken to a few people who have already said someone in their life was signed up to get this vaccine and now aren’t feeling as great about getting this one in particular, but they’re also not feeling very good about the other vaccines.Higgins: I also read your story about second-dose side effects. Our producer Kevin Townsend got his second shot last week, and he was really knocked out. Have you heard from a lot of people who’ve had this tough ride?Wu: What’s so interesting about this whole vaccine rollout is we’re really coming to grips with just the diversity of the human experience. I’ve talked to people who have had no side effects whatsoever—my mom was actually one of them—[to people like] my husband, who had really bad side effects to both injections. And they are both totally fine. I feel great about both of them being protected.That said, when there is a second dose, it does seem to, on average, pack a bigger punch. And I think that can be chalked up to the fact that that second dose is a reminder for the immune system about what it’s already seen. You’re just going to rile up the immune system a little more.The second time you annoy someone, they’re going to yell at you a little louder. And I think that’s roughly equivalent to what’s happening here. I do think it’s a comforting and visible sign that the process is working as expected, but I also don’t think people should worry if they don’t have side effects. Something else that’s comforting is that we did see a lot of side effects documented in the clinical trials. So this was not a surprise. We saw this coming. But the percentage of people who were protected from COVID-19 far exceeded the percentage of people who had tons of side effects. And so, you can have a ton of different experiences in those first few hours after the shot, but don’t read too much into it.Hamblin: I have a little soreness in my arm, and I take it as evidence that it’s working, that I’m gaining this protection. And the side effects you’re talking about after a second dose are mostly: low energy, fever, aches, chills, occasionally rashes … but they go away pretty quickly. This is nothing like getting COVID-19, nothing like even getting the flu.Wu: Exactly. It’s like the body reacting to the idea of a pathogen. People have said it’s like having 24 hours of flu-like symptoms, but you’re exactly right—it is not equivalent and certainly not worse than getting COVID-19. The risk calculation here is absolutely clear-cut.
Dog the Bounty Hunter calls for police to 'take the lead out of the bullet,' adopt less-lethal alternatives
Reality television star and bounty hunter Duane Chapman joins 'Fox News Primetime' to discuss less-lethal alternatives to lead bullets.
Don Lemon pushes back against Brooke Baldwin's assertion that CNN is a boys' club
CNN anchor Don Lemon was pressed by about whether or not his network is a "boys club," which was suggested by his outgoing colleague Brooke Baldwin.
No-permit gun carry legislation advances in Texas after years of stalled efforts
If approved, Texas would become the largest of roughly 20 states that already allow handgun owners to carry their weapons in public without a permit.
Brussels terror suspects arrested, one believed to be "man in the hat"
Authorities have made several arrest of suspects in the Brussels terror arrests, one of whom is believed to be the "man in the hat" from Brussels airport surveillance video. CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata has the latest details for CBSN.
Giants players will not attend voluntary workouts due to COVID-19 concerns
Giants players followed the lead of several other NFL teams, announcing Thursday that they will not attend in-person voluntary workouts, citing COVID-19 concerns. The offseason workout program is scheduled to begin on Monday. So far, the Broncos, Seahawks, Patriots, Lions, Browns, Bears and Super Bowl-champion Buccaneers have all made public their intention to stay away...
Tennessee high school student killed in officer-involved shooting in school bathroom
A student was killed and a police officer was wounded during an officer-involved shooting at a school in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Monday, authorities said. CBS News' Nancy Chen reports.
James Franco, Anne Hathaway’s 2011 Oscars hosting gig was an ‘uncomfortable blind date,’ show writers say
Oscar writers reflected on James Franco and Anne Hathaway's 2011 Oscars hosting gig, calling the ordeal an "uncomfortable blind date." At the time, the telecast was criticized for being cringe and lacking chemistry between the two performers.
New York primary becomes battleground in Democratic primary
Though Hillary Clinton maintains a double-digit lead, the New York primary has become a battleground after Bernie Sanders won seven of the last eight Democratic contests. CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris has analysis for CBSN.
President Obama, Ava DuVernay bring 'A Promised Land' to L.A. Times Community Book Club
Barack Obama and filmmaker Ava DuVernay will discuss the former president's memoir "A Promised Land" April 21 in a livestreamed event for the L.A. Times Community Book Club.
Louisville cop involved in deadly Breonna Taylor raid writing a book; critics condemn project
"The Fight For Truth: The Inside Story Behind the Breonna Taylor Tragedy," written by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, will be published by Post Hill Press.
Brawl erupts at travel girls basketball game in Westfield, ends in ref being body slammed
Disputed call sparks scuffle involving referee, a player, several spectators, and ends with the team being kicked out of the tournament.
New arrests in Brussels terror investigation
Authorities in Belgium say they have detained several more suspects believed to be linked to the Brussels airport and subway attacks in March.
Rusty Young, Poco co-founder and longtime frontman, dead at 75
Rusty Young, who co-founded the band Poco, died of a heart attack at his home in Davisville, Miss., on Wednesday. Over its 50-plus-year history, Young was the only original band member to stay with the country-rock group.
Lindsey Graham: The future of the GOP is at stake
Former presidential candidate and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham sat down with CBSN Friday to discuss the Republican race. Graham believes a Donald Trump presidency would be a disaster for the GOP. Graham is in New York supporting Texas Senator Ted Cruz, but tells CBSN that of the three Republican candidates Ohio Governor John Kasich may be best suited for the Oval Office. Watch Graham share his thoughts on the 2016 race with CBSN's Josh Elliott.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis 'Looks Forward' to Signing Bill Requiring Approval to Defund Police
HB 1, passed Thursday by the Florida Senate, will give legal immunity to those who drive through protests and keep arrestees from posting bail until their first court appearance.
A mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son
A young mother blames a hospital stay for her 5-year-old son's death, but she was later tried and convicted of murder. Authorities believe she carefully and slowly poisoned the boy with high sodium. With analysis, 48 Hours' Troy Roberts joins CBSN. You can watch Troy Roberts' full report tomorrow on CBS at 10:00pm ET.
A Louisville Officer Who Shot Breonna Taylor Lands a Book Deal
Plans to publish the book, written by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, have drawn sharp criticism.
Lil Eazy-E reflects on father's impact and legacy
Eric Wright Jr., son of N.W.A artist Eazy-E, shares how his father's reach went beyond the world of rappers. The legendary hip hop group N.W.A will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday.
Charlie Rose breaks down his interview with Bernie Sanders
"CBS This Morning" host Charlie Rose sat down with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday. Rose asked Sanders about his recent comments that Hillary Clinton is unqualified for the presidency; Sanders' proposal to break up big banks; and his strategy to win the Democratic nomination. Charlie Rose joined CBSN to discuss the conversation.
'Oh, how earnest I was then': President Obama's political awakening in 'A Promised Land' excerpt
Former President Obama joins the L.A. Times Community Book Club April 21 to discuss "A Promised Land" with filmmaker Ava DuVernay.
‘Indiana Jones 5’ taps Mads Mikkelsen to join Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge in sequel
Following the news that Phoebe Waller-Bridge had landed the female lead in the next “Indiana Jones” movie, Lucasfilm has found Harrison Ford’s next co-star in Mads Mikkelsen, who is set to join the next installment.
"The Joy of Love": the Pope's guide to love, sex, and marriage
Pope Francis released a document addressing issues of love, sex, marriage and families. It's a push to make the church more welcoming and may have an impact on the church's stance on divorce. With more, Notre Dame theology professor Candida Moss joins CBSN.
Chris Steele planning to take a light-handed approach in USC's secondary
Chris Steele is doing all he can this spring to ensure he increases his interception rate while dropping his reputation for penalties in USC's secondary.
Sanders campaign manager discusses strategy to close gap
Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver sat down with CBSN to discuss the attacks against rival Hillary Clinton; closing the gap between the Sanders and Clinton campaigns; and strategy to win the presidential nomination.