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Democrats seek control of commission to study January 6 attack

Republicans have pushed for equal representation between both parties.
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Americans see COVID progress but vaccine lags continue
CBS News senior national correspondent Mark Strassmann reports on the latest in vaccine distribution as the U.S. continues its battle against COVID-19.
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Manchin defends delaying $1.9T COVID package, wants $11 minimum wage
Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday defended holding up debate for hours on President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill over his opposition to a $15 minimum wage and certain unemployment benefits — saying the negotiations led to a more targeted stimulus package. The moderate Democrat from red-state West Virginia said members of his caucus and...
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How nature can help solve our infrastructure crisis amid extreme weather, climate change
Natural solutions can help us meet this opportunity to address our aging infrastructure, climate change and social equity.
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Biden Marking ‘Bloody Sunday’ By Signing Executive Order to Promote Voting Access
His plan was being announced during a recorded address on the 56th commemoration of “Bloody Sunday,”
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World waits for a made-for-TV bombshell, as Harry and Meghan sit down with Oprah
Millions of television viewers around the world are in a state of frenzied anticipation on Sunday, as they await the broadcast of Oprah Winfrey's set-piece interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
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Infamous tent camp on US-Mexico border drawn down after Biden ends Trump policy
A tent camp in Matamoros, Mexico, where hundreds of migrants stayed in deplorable conditions after being subject to a Trump-era policy requiring they stay in Mexico until their immigration court date in the US, has been drawn down, a Department of Homeland Security spokesperson told CNN.
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NBA All-Star game to open with chat between Michael B. Jordan, Kamala Harris
The NBA All-Star game will open Sunday with a “special conversation” between award-winning actor Michael B. Jordan and Vice President Kamala Harris. The NBA teased the chat in a tweet early Sunday showing the pair smiling in two separate rooms, with Harris in front of an American flag. Although details were not given on what...
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Gov. Cuomo is facing two crises that could end his political career. A Democratic and GOP strategist weigh in.
CNN's Abby Phillip speaks with Democratic strategist Maria Cardona and Republican strategist Alice Stewart about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's political future as sexual harassment claims and allegations that his administration covered up covid deaths in nursing homes fuel calls for his resignation
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NBA cracks down on Atlanta promoters planning All-Star Game events
The NBA sent roughly 200 cease-and-desist letters to Atlanta-area promoters who were using the league's trademarks without permission, a source with knowledge of the situation told CNN.
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Alex Trebek's daughter pays tribute to the anniversary of the 'Jeopardy!' host’s cancer announcement
In an Instagram post, Alex Trebek’s daughter Nicky reflected on the pancreatic cancer announcement he made to “Jeopardy!” fans in 2019.
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These filmmakers delight in keeping things all in the family
'Minari,' 'Cherry,' 'The Life Ahead,' 'The Father' — these films have family at their core in one way or another
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MS gov. encourages residents to wear masks despite dropping mandate
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves tells CNN's Jake Tapper that he strongly encourages residents to continue wearing masks, despite having dropped the state's mandate amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
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How to Watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah Winfrey Interview
Photo by Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese via Getty ImagesGrab your popcorn, folks! After what feels like countless teasers, Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey—with Prince Harry in a co-starring role, it is reported—will finally air on CBS this Sunday evening at 8 p.m. ET.Aside from their pregnancy announcement and an ongoing legal entanglement with the British press, the couple has remained pretty silent since their dramatic departure from royal life. In what will surely be a historic sit-down, Oprah with Meghan And Harry: A Primetime Special, is slated to address the couple’s rift with Buckingham Palace.All of this is occurring while 99-year-old Prince Philip is being tended to in the hospital for a serious heart procedure. Broadcasters in the UK requested that Harry, Meghan, and Oprah table the conversation until Philip’s health has been restored.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Dana Perino on why "Everything Will Be Okay"
The political commentator and Bush White House press secretary offers life lessons learned at the knee of her Wyoming rancher grandfather.
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Nature: Baboons in Botswana
"Sunday Morning" takes us among the baboons at Chobe National Park in Botswana, Africa. Videographer: Justin Grubb.
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NBA All-Star Game 2021: Start time, schedule, rosters and format
The NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta has been impacted by COVID-19: No Rising Stars game. Skills competition, 3-point shootout and dunk contest on Sunday.      
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Spring breakers could spell ‘perfect storm’ for COVID-19 spread, expert warns
Spring break partying could spell the “perfect storm” for triggering the spread of new coronavirus variants across the US, an expert warned. “It’s the perfect storm,” Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, told CNN. Hotez said he feared that college kids hitting the party scene...
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Tapper Confronts Manchin: 'Why Were You Fighting for Less Help' During 'Cruel Economic Time'?
CNNCNN anchor Jake Tapper relentlessly grilled Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Sunday morning over the conservative Democrat’s push to water down the recently passed coronavirus relief bill, wondering aloud why the West Virginia lawmaker fought so hard for “less help” during this “cruel economic time.”Prior to Saturday’s passage of the massive bill, which if signed into law will provide $1400 stimulus checks to tens of millions of Americans, the process was brought to a 12-hour standstill during the Senate’s nearly daylong “vote-a-rama.” This amounted in large part to Democrats working frantically to win support from Manchin. After forcing modifications to the bill that included a reduction in the duration and amount of expanded unemployment benefits, Manchin eventually relented and voted in support of the sweeping relief package.Manchin, who appeared on four separate news shows on Sunday morning, found himself immediately confronted by Tapper over his push to weaken the bill during his interview on CNN’s State of the Union.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Arkansas gov responds to Biden 'Neanderthal thinking' comment: 'Common sense' over 'mandates'
Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson hit back after President Biden's "Neanderthal thinking" comment aimed at Republicans.
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Dana Perino on why "Everything Will Be Okay"
The political commentator and Bush White House press secretary offers life lessons and wisdom learned at the knee of her Wyoming rancher grandfather.
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Manchin dismisses concerns that he would have tanked relief package
The legislation narrowly passed Saturday.
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Pope Francis in Mosul: Decline of Christianity in Iraq an ‘Incalculable’ Loss
ROME — Pope Francis visited the war-torn city of Mosul on Sunday, warning the devastation of the Christian community is an incalculable loss for the country and the region.
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Joe Manchin Defends Delaying Senate, Seeking Support of 'My Republican Friends'
"I did everything I could to bring us together so we'd have more support, and the public would get the needed help, as needed," the Democratic West Virginia Senator said.
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With Holly Holm out, Julianna Pena wants Amanda Nunes fight – and Dana White is considering it
Julianna Pena wants next dibs at Amanda Nunes after UFC 259 – and her boss is interested.       Related StoriesWith Holly Holm out, Julianna Pena wants Amanda Nunes fight – and Dana White is considering it - EnclosureNo regrets: Israel Adesanya 'not heartbroken' about first MMA loss at UFC 259Petr Yan on UFC 259 DQ loss to Aljamain Sterling: 'I didn't mean to do an illegal shot' 
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Manchin: 'I'm supporting the filibuster' but 'it should be painful' to use
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has found himself in a position of great power as one of the rare moderate Democrats willing to go against his party, which has been highlighted by his stated refusal to eliminate the filibuster, which requires 60 votes to end debate on a bill and move forward to a vote.
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Three Alabama professors put on leave over photos of them with ‘racist symbols’
The University of South Alabama has placed three professors on leave after photos resurfaced of them at a Halloween party wearing costumes with “racist symbols.” University President Tony Waldrop said the school has hired an attorney to conduct an independent investigation into the photos following a petition from students, news station WALA reported. The pictures were taken...
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Italy's pandemic survivors, one year later
Correspondent Seth Doane visits the Northern Italian village of Nembro, whose residents were hard-hit by the COVID-19 outbreak last year – an experience that forced the townspeople to reexamine fundamental issues of life and death, solitude and solidarity. Now, how will the survivors in Nembro move on?
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Politician from Merkel's Party Resigns over Profiting from Mask Contracts
BERLIN (AP) - A lawmaker with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party said Sunday he will give up his seat in parliament and leave politics after it emerged that his company profited from deals to procure masks early in the pandemic -- drawing sharp criticism in an election year.
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Manchin defends effort to stall Democrats' stimulus plan
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday defended his role in stalling the Senate's passage of President Joe Biden's massive stimulus plan for hours into the weekend, saying he was pushing for a "fair compromise" on a tax provision for unemployment benefits.
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Julian Castro, Others Criticize Threats to Houston Mexican Restaurant Over Mask Requirement
Picos Restaurant, a popular food service establishment in Houston, received hateful messages after announcing its plans to continue requiring face masks and practicing social distancing—amid Texas' statewide COVID-19 mitigation protocols expiring this week.
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Officers Struck With Bricks, Rocks as They Break Up Large Party Near UC Boulder
Boulder Police Department said it is reviewing body camera footage and social media posts to identify those responsible for damaging property and assaulting first responders.
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"Dear Bob": Bob Hope's correspondence with GIs at war
For decades the comedian was a true war hero to American military stationed overseas, entertaining troops with his USO Tour. A new book highlights his lesser-known role as a correspondent, answering some of the thousands of letters he received from service members.
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Dr. Marc Siegel: Power of COVID vaccines vs. politics of fear, Neanderthals
Public health, especially in the middle of a pandemic, should trump politics (pun intended). Unfortunately, too often it doesn’t.
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"Dear Bob": Bob Hope's correspondence with GIs at war
For decades comedian Bob Hope was a true war hero to American military stationed overseas, as he entertained the troops with his USO tour. Less-known was the role he played as a correspondent, answering some of the thousands of letters he received from GIs. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Hope's daughter, Linda Hope, and with Martha Bolton, who together compiled a new book of wartime letters, "Dear Bob...: Bob Hope's Wartime Correspondence with the GIs of World War II."
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Democrats Need a 'Yes' Vote on Gun Control from Joe Manchin
The background check gun controls which were introduced in the House last week bring back Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-WV) 2013 gun control push and make his support for the current legislation crucial to Democrat success.
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How to take advantage of LeBron James’ All-Star winning streak
For the fourth straight season, the NBA’s best players will meet in an All-Star Game for which two captains have picked the rosters. It’s Team LeBron versus Team Durant for 2021, as LeBron James’ group matches up with Kevin Durant’s picks. Another win for James would run his All-Star winning streak to four games, only...
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Wanted: A voting rights campaign chief
Who can champion voting rights?
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When she survived the deadliest US mass shooting, her life was never the same
After surviving the Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting in 2017, this Delaware woman made big changes in her life.     
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Why Apple, Sephora and Nordstrom are jumping on this trend to pull in shoppers
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Two More Former Cuomo Aides Accuse NY Governor of Inappropriate Behavior
Several former staffers say Cuomo led a toxic office culture in which women were often degraded and verbal attacks on subordinates were common.
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Rams salary-cap casualty? Andrew Whitworth knows the 'nature of our business'
Andrew Whitworth says players on the Rams knew there was a chance the team would trade Jared Goff but they were "shocked" at how quickly it happened.
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Three actresses, three powerful roles as real-life singers
Viola Davis as Ma Rainey, Andra Day as Billie Holiday, Cynthia Erivo as Aretha Franklin — these actresses transport us into the lives of singing icons.
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Tired of Flimsy Nose Wires? This Face Mask Will Stay Put
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Scouted/Graf LantzIt’s been almost a year since I first started wearing a face mask. It was actually a bandana and I couldn’t get it to stay put no matter what I did. We’ve come a long way, and now there are plenty of great face masks with nose wires that help keep the piece of fabric on your face, and fitting securely. In fact, it’s never been more important—with the onset of double masking, finding a face mask that fits snugly yet allows me to breathe has been a priority of mine. If you’re in the same boat, there’s good news: I just found the perfect one.Graf Lantz typically specializes in felt bags and coasters, but they are on top of the face mask pyramid in my book. For starters, they have the origami shape we at Scouted love—it expands to cover your nose and goes under your chin. But unlike other origami masks, there is a “dart” on each side. This helps keep the face mask pressed against your face for a secure fit, while allowing for breathing room, so the mask doesn’t touch your lips. The nose wire is thicker and sturdier than most, but lightweight and comfortable too. It actually feels like I can adjust it perfectly to get the right fit. The mask itself is made with a cotton poplin outer that has a nice texture, and a cotton inner that is soft and breathable. There are adjustable ear loops, a pocket for a filter if you so choose, and best of all, the mask is already pre-shrunk, and is entirely machine washable.The Zenbu mask comes in plenty of different colors to help you match your style and they even offer a “petite size” if you have a really small head/face. When I walk down the street, I’m no longer fiddling with my mask. I finally found one that fits just right.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Ohio governor defends continuing mask mandate
But Mike DeWine and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson both decline to attack fellow GOP governors who have lifted them.
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"The Code Breaker": How CRISPR may revolutionize mankind
Biochemist Jennifer Doudna, who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the gene-editing technique which has the potential to cure diseases caused by genetic mutations, and Walter Isaacson, author of "The Code Breaker," talk about the promise of the biotech revolution.
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Biden to sign an executive order expanding voting access
The move also comes as a number of Republican-controlled state legislatures move to change local voting laws after the 2020 presidential election.
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CRISPR and "The Code Breaker"
Visionary biochemist Jennifer Doudna shared the Nobel Prize last year for the gene-editing technology known as CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats), which has the potential to cure diseases caused by genetic mutations. Correspondent David Pogue talks with Doudna about the promises and perils of CRISPR; and with Walter Isaacson, author of the new book "The Code Breaker," about why the biotech revolution will dwarf the digital revolution in importance.
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Regina King on directing "One Night in Miami"
The Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress makes her film directorial debut with an acclaimed story, set in the 1960s, of a re-imagined meeting of four Black icons – Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke – discussing the civil rights movement. Regina King talks with CBS News' Michelle Miller about her artistic ambitions, her promotion of social justice, and the blessings of her fruitful career.
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