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‘Ella Fitzgerald: Just One Of Those Things’ Is A Thorough Overview Of The Queen Of Jazz 

The film provides a good launch pad for investigating one of the greatest singers of all-time.
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Facebook’s name change plan is a reflection of its real priorities
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the European Commission in 2020. | Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images Political scrutiny isn’t stopping Mark Zuckerberg from building the metaverse. Facebook’s plan to change its company name, as first reported by The Verge, comes at a peculiar time. The nearly $1 trillion company that owns Instagram and WhatsApp is facing its biggest scandal in years over damning internal documents leaked by a whistleblower, as well as mounting antitrust scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators. So what’s really going on? Is the name change meant to be a distraction from its bigger problems? A sign of more company changes to come? And when did Facebook first come up with this idea? There’s still a lot we don’t know, including what exactly Facebook’s new corporate name will be. The Verge indicated it will connect to the company’s focus on the “metaverse,” a developing digital platform enhanced by augmented and virtual reality where people interact through digital avatars. “We don’t comment on rumor or speculation.” said Facebook spokesperson Joe Osborne in response to Recode’s questions about the company. But one thing this rebrand makes clear is that despite the massive challenges Facebook is facing, it isn’t slowing down or staying in a defensive crouch. It still has its sights set on expanding its domination and world-building, which is what it’s trying to achieve with its metaverse plans. Rather than announcing serious reforms in response to the whistleblower’s revelations, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made no apologies. Instead, he and his company have dismissed the whistleblower’s complaints and evidence, and are plowing ahead with a longstanding plan to turn the science-fiction concept of a metaverse into a business reality. For Facebook, this isn’t a new idea. Zuckerberg sees the metaverse as the next phase of major technological innovation akin to the invention of the internet or mobile phones. The CEO told journalist Casey Newton in March that Facebook will be a metaverse company — not a social media company — in the next five years. The company recently announced 10,000 new hires in the EU who will work on the metaverse. And this reported name change shows that Zuckerberg will reorient the entire Facebook brand around it. The name change could also help Facebook distance itself from the baggage associated with its main product as it builds out its shiny new metaverse-related products, like Oculus headsets and other AR/VR wearable devices. Some Facebook critics have argued that a splashy new name serves as a convenient media distraction from the deeper issues at hand — comparing the strategy to that of tobacco giant Philip Morris changing its name to Altria in 2001 or British Petroleum to BP Amoco in the late ’90s and then BP in 2001. “Faced with a tsunami of evidence of irresponsible behavior and possible criminal violations, Facebook is desperate to change the subject,” Roger McNamee, an early investor in the company who has become one of the company’s most vocal critics, told Recode. “Journalists and policymakers need to remain focused on the crime scene, not the arm-waving.” Usually, corporate name changes for a company of Facebook’s size require long-term planning and strategizing, so it seems unlikely that the company came up with the idea overnight — although it’s plausible that recent events could have sped up a decision already in the works. Facebook has struggled with its brand’s appeal since long before the Haugen testimony. And so far, the reported name change is only prompting more scrutiny and is seeming to provoke some legislators’ ire, such as Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). Blackburn co-chairs the influential bipartisan Senate Commerce subcommittee that has been leading an investigation into the recent whistleblower’s claims; she tweeted on Wednesday that Facebook changing its name “doesn’t make a difference until they change their habits of prioritizing profit over the well-being of children.” As the world waits to learn more about Facebook’s rebrand, a key detail to watch for is whether there will be actual structural change to the company. When Google restructured its business lines under the umbrella of Alphabet in 2015, it was intended in part to let co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin take a step back from the company’s search business and instead focus on its more experimental innovations. While Zuckerberg has given no indication he plans to do the same, people will be watching to see if any kind of organizational or leadership change comes with this rebrand. In the meantime, these reported plans signal that no matter the reputational hits it’s dealing with, Facebook won’t be deterred from pursuing its business goals. Despite all its public scandals, the company is still wildly financially successful, raking in tens of billions in revenue each quarter. And while Facebook’s shares took a notable 5 percent dip shortly after the whistleblower went public and an unusual network outage, the price is already bouncing back, and analysts expect another strong earnings report next week. That success seems to give Zuckerberg a mandate to further his ambitious agenda — which right now doesn’t seem to be fixing Facebook’s messy reality today, but building out a whole new one for tomorrow.
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What Time Is ‘Superstar: Robin Williams’ on Tonight? How to Watch, Hulu Release Date, More
Relive all the moments that made us love Robin Williams in the latest episode of Superstar.
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NYC man seen gunning e-scooter along highway in 50 mph joyride
Video shows an e-scooter rider whizzing along an NYC highway at 50-60mph, despite traffic laws that stipulate that e-scooters may go no faster than 30mph in the street.
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Duchess Meghan urges Congress to implement comprehensive paid leave program: 'A national right'
Duchess Meghan penned an emotional letter to Congress, urging them to implement a paid leave program for families in America.       
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NYC dog, whose owner was murdered, gets new home
Linus, an adorable pit bull who faced euthanization after his owner was murdered in the Bronx, has been adopted by an adoring upstate family.
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U.S. Official: Drone Strikes Hit Positions Near U.S. Base in Syria
Unidentified drones struck positions near a U.S. military garrison located in a remote stretch of southeastern Syria close to the borders with Jordan and Iraq, Newsweek has learned.
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Front-line health care worker shortage due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, burnout
Hospital staffing shortages due to COVID-19 vaccination disputes have continued across the US this month, leaving patients untreated amid surges of the virus' delta variant.
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Steroid hailed as "major breakthrough" in fight against coronavirus; Little library transforms into mini pantry of essential needs
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Protests and outrage after fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta; The nation's elderly remain indoors as the country reopens
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Tesla shakes off supply chain issues to post profit
Tesla reported record earnings that blew past Wall Street forecasts, as the company was able to shake off the effects of a shortage of computer chips and other raw materials that has dogged the auto industry in recent months.
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Former Bernie Sanders press secretary discusses police reform and what reform looks like
George Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, went before a congressional committee on police brutality and delivered an emotional opening statement advocating for reform. Former Bernie Sanders National Press Secretary Briahna Joy Gray joins the CBSN special, "Red & Blue: State of Our Union," to discuss police reform and what next steps look like to enact such changes.
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UK lawmakers now face 'substantial' threat after fatal Amess stabbing, says Home Secretary
Five days after UK Member of Parliament David Amess was stabbed to death, lawmakers in the UK are now believed to face a "substantial" threat, the Home Secretary said Wednesday evening in the House of Commons.
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on police reform
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the former head of the Chicago Police Board, is spearheading an initiative among mayors to devise a set of guidelines to address police violence and patterns of racial discrimination. In an interview with Elaine Quijano for the CBSN special, "Red & Blue: State of Our Union," Lightfoot said "we've got to be bold" when it comes to police reform.
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Tight race in Virginia should galvanize Democrats to pass Biden’s agenda
Getting a deal in Washington could help avert a cascade of failures.
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State of the union as Americans face crisis
The White House is currently weighing police reform legislation. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is resisting calls from protesters to defund the police, but is proposing reforms. CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion, CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns, CBS News political contributor Joel Payne and Republican strategist Joseph Pinion join the CBSN special, "Red & Blue: State of Our Union," to discuss the latest news.
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Europe, Americas Lead Globe in New COVID Cases, 1B Vaccines Administered Worldwide: WHO
The World Health Organization said that with more than 580,000, the U.S. had the largest number of new cases.
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'Handmaid's Tale' author Atwood sparks controversy: The danger of passive transphobia
Advocates for the trans community say Margaret Atwood's tweet serves as a dog whistle for anti-trans legislation and sentiment.      
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Senate Republicans block Democrats' federal voting rights legislation
Senate Republicans again blocked debate on sweeping federal voting rights legislation backed by President Biden on Wednesday, in a move likely to renew calls among some Democratic leaders to alter filibuster rules.
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Hungarian opposition leader: 'Nothing Christian about Orban'
Peter Marki-Zay is seeking to oust Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a fellow conservative he accuses of corruption. "The tide is changing," Marki-Zay tells Amanpour.
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What the future of policing might look like
Karol Mason, president of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, joined a special edition of CBSN's "Red & Blue" with a look at what she thinks the future of policing in America may look like. She also addresses how police can work to restore trust between officers and people in the communities they work in.
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Berkeley Physicist Resigns After Claiming Colleagues Refused to Host 'Canceled' Geophysicist
"[I]t was never my intention to lead an organization that is political or even ambiguously so," said the director of the Berkeley Atmospheric Sciences Center.
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Philonise Floyd testifies on Capitol Hill, asks lawmakers to deliver justice for victims of police brutality
Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, pleaded with Congress on Wednesday, to act and deliver justice for victims of police brutality. His testimony came as part of the Justice in Policing Act that House Democrats hope to pass in the next two weeks. Nancy Cordes has the latest.
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Brother and sister make millions on OnlyFans to support ‘proud’ parents
Thought you were close with your siblings? So did we — but that was before we came across Daisy Drew and her brother Sean Austin. The brother-and-sister duo, from Glasgow, Scotland happily shoot each other’s saucy content to sell on OnlyFans — and even paid off their parents’ mortgage with their earnings. Sean, 29, was...
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What to Know About the Multiple Criminal Investigations into Alex Murdaugh
Murder investigations, embezzlement allegations, a drug addiction and hitman-for-hire: in recent months, a series of bizarre criminal incidents surrounding a prominent South Carolina family—and its patriarch, attorney Alex Murdaugh—have received national attention. It was the June deaths of Margaret and Paul Murdaugh that first received widespread coverage in the media as well as within true…
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Deshaun Watson could be traded to Dolphins as soon as this week
It won't quite be a resolution, but Deshaun Watson could be out of Houston in the coming weeks.
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How black police officers are caught between two worlds
It's an emotional time for many people in the country, but for black police officers, the pain and frustration is extremely personal. Jamie Yuccas speaks to Officer Antwan Denson of St. Paul, Minnesota, about what motivates him to stay on the force.
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Police find human remains in search of missing Idaho children
Investigators have recovered what seem to be human remains in their search for two missing Idaho kids. Tylee Ryan and J.J. Vallow have not been seen in public for nearly nine months. The children's stepfather is now in police custody. Jonathan Vigliotti has the latest.
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UK Government Urges Citizens Get COVID Booster Shot as Cases Surge to Over 49K
The government's plea came as officials continue to resist reinstating health restrictions despite a surge that has seen cases average 45,000 per day.
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Georgia primary election plagued by long lines and voting issues
On Tuesday, voters in Georgia were met with long lines and confusion at polling places as they tried to cast their ballots in the state's primary elections. Some are already warning the experience may be a preview of what's to come this November. Ed O'Keefe takes a look.
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Trump tweets conspiracy theory about protester shoved by N.Y. police
President Trump claims that Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old protester hospitalized after being pushed by police in upstate New York, was a set up and suggested that Gugino was an "ANTIFA provocateur." Weijia Jiang reports.
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Bodycam video shows deadly encounter between Texas police and black man
Bodycam video has surfaced showing a deadly encounter between Texas police and a black man who was repeatedly tased, and told officers "I can't breathe." Mireya Villarreal reports.
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Derek Chauvin and George Floyd had history of not getting along, coworker says
Both George Floyd and Derek Chauvin, the ex-police officer charged for Floyd's death, worked together at a nightclub and had a history of not getting along, a coworker says. The owner of the nightclub says Chauvin was afraid and intimidated by black people. Jeff Pegues has the details.
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Emotional funeral pays tribute to life of George Floyd
Family members and those who eulogized George Floyd vowed to keep fighting for change as they celebrated his life. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner promised to sign an executive order banning chokeholds by police. Michelle Miller reports.
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North Carolina woman vanishes on day of planned trip with boyfriend
Jessica Lawrence was last seen leaving her apartment in St. Pauls, North Carolina on Sept. 26, the same day she had plans to take a trip with her boyfriend Michael Brayboy.
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Bail set at $1.25 million for Derek Chauvin, the ex-cop charged in George Floyd's death
The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, made his first court appearance Monday via video link from jail. His bail was set at $1.25 million. Jeff Pegues has the latest. 
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White House fence covered with posters and messages of hope
A security fence was built last week to keep protesters away from the White House is now being covered with protest signs and messages of hope. Nikole Killion reports.
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New York City begins phase 1 of reopening after three months of coronavirus lockdown
The rate of new infections in New York City has dropped to its lowest level since the outbreak began. The Big Apple reopened for business 100 days after the first case was confirmed. Mola Lenghi reports.
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Democrats unveil new police reform bill weeks after Floyd's death
Congressional Democrats introduced a new police reform bill following weeks of protest over the death of George Floyd. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Trump slams Democrats for proposed police reforms
President Trump continued to lash out at Democrats over proposed police reforms. In recent days, police reform has emerged as a divisive campaign issue. Weijia Jiang reports.
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Democrats weigh vouchers for Medicare dental benefits amid funding squeeze
The idea came up during a meeting Tuesday between House progressives and President Joe Biden.
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More cases of mistaken identity in the airport security line
Some entirely innocent objects look sinister under the gaze of the X-ray machine.
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Ready for some sun? Hawaii governor welcomes tourists as COVID cases, hospitalizations drop
With the decline in Hawaii's COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations, the islands are ready to welcome travelers once again, Gov. Ige said Tuesday.      
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The Lawyer Behind Trump’s Infamous Jan. 6 Memo Has a Galling New Defense
Don’t let Eastman’s addition of alternative facts obscure the real ones.
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Joe Biden tells Norah O'Donnell: "I think what's happened is one of those great inflection points in American history"
"CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell spoke with Joe Biden on Monday after he met with George Floyd's family in Houston. Watch more of the interview with Biden on Gayle King's special "Justice for All" on Tuesday, June 9 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS and CBSN.
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Thousands gather in Houston to pay respects to George Floyd
There has been a steady stream of people entering a Houston church to pay their respects to George Floyd, whose funeral will be held on Tuesday. Janet Shamlian reports.
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Harris: Not giving up on voting rights
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Democrats weigh slashing $200B in housing aid from spending bill
Democrats are negotiating the cuts as they try to reconcile demands from centrists to slash the size of the bill with resistance from progressives.
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Closing thoughts from protesters on the frontline
At a time that appears to require and demand less talking and more listening, CBS News shines a light to the voices who don't speak from a desk.
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