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Explosion in China kills 7, injures hundreds

Two massive explosions in the port city of Tianjin, China, have killed at least 7 and injured hundreds. CBS News deputy foreign editor Tony Cavin discusses the details coming in.
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How an Insurgency Threatens Mozambique’s Gas Bonanza
One of the world’s poorest countries could be transformed by Africa’s biggest-ever private investment splurge, but there’s a problem. Increasingly brazen attacks by Islamist insurgents are threatening plans to tap huge natural gas deposits found off Mozambique’s northern coast a decade ago. More than 2,600 people have died and over 700,000 have been displaced since the violence began in 2017. The country’s export ambitions are linked to giant projects by France’s Total SE and Italy’s Eni SpA, an
ShowBiz Minute: Williams, Stewart, Jagger
Serena Williams signs programming deal with Amazon Studios; Jon Stewart pushes bill to aid vets ill from burn pits; Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl team up for a pandemic anthem. (April 14)
The Health 202: Some experts are criticizing the decision to pause the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
People are bad at calculating risk and might skip the vaccine because of it.
Mass shooting leaves 4 dead at Kansas factory
At least 4 people are dead and 14 injured after a workplace shooting at Excel Industries in Hesston, Kansas. Authorities have called in the FBI to assist in the investigation as they identified the shooter: Cedric Ford. CBS News' Elaine Quijano has the details.
Facebook employees called out for erasing "Black Lives Matter" from its signature wall
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is calling out his employees after someone erased the "Black Lives Matter" slogan from the signature wall at the company's headquarters. editor Nick Thompson joins CBSN with more.
Is Donald Trump changing the Republican Party?
Republican strategist Frank Luntz says Donald Trump is changing the GOP, and the party's establishment is working to block the billionaire from being the Republican nominee for president. Luntz joins CBSN to explain why.
Dr. Fauci Says Tucker Carlson Spreading 'Crazy Conspiracy Theory' With COVID Vaccine Claim
The White House adviser said comments by the Fox News host were "not helpful to the public health of this nation."
Body cam footage shows Alabama tasing incident
A more than nine-minute video from the body camera of Sgt. Dusty Meadows shows officers and medical workers trying to calm 49-year-old Randy Joe Nelson at Athens-Limestone Hospital on Feb. 3. In the video, Nelson is shot with a stun gun and loses consciousness within minutes. He died five days later at another hospital.
Biden prepares to announce troop withdrawal
It's an image President Joe Biden kept returning to: the sight of helicopters evacuating Americans from Saigon during the last major battle of the Vietnam War.
The promise of precision medicine
Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, is leading efforts to gather a one-million-person database of health and genetic information which could lead to more targeted, personalized treatments. He spoke with CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook about the Precision Medicine Initiative and the future of health care.
A difficult equation: How to engage students in math
A Los Angeles teacher may have come up with the solution to a math problem that has stumped the best minds for centuries: How do you get school kids to succeed at calculus? Mireya Villarreal has the story.
New study examines hearts of NBA players
Heart problems account for three-quarters of sports-related deaths in young athletes. Now a first-of-its-kind study examining the hearts of NBA players could help save lives. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
Michael Flynn Praises 'Great' QAnon Slogan Amid Standing Ovation at Nashville Event
The former national security adviser also took a question from an audience member that appeared to stem from a key QAnon belief.
Afghan boy scores soccer jersey of his hero
A young boy in Afghanistan made a homemade jersey out of a trash bag to honor his favorite soccer player, Lionel Messi. When word got around to Messi, he decided to give his little fan a huge gift.
Airbus testing bus-like seating in airplanes
Commercial jet maker Airbus is experimenting with a bench seating concept, which could make it possible for airlines to charge passengers based on their size. Kris Van Cleave reports not everyone is on board with the idea.
'It's a tragedy.' French winemakers face devastation after worst weather in 30 years
One of France's biggest export industries is facing a devastating blow after an unusually severe frost earlier this month damaged vineyards across the country, heaping pain on winemakers already reeling from the pandemic and US tariffs.
French winemakers face devastation after worst weather in 30 years
One of France's biggest export industries is facing a devastating blow after an unusually severe frost earlier this month damaged vineyards across the country, heaping pain on winemakers already reeling from the pandemic and US tariffs.
The Cybersecurity 202: The FBI launched an operation to wipe out hacker access to hundreds of U.S. servers
Government officials are increasingly turning to the courts to enforce such action.
Are lithium-ion batteries too dangerous?
With the recent rash of hoverboard fires and e-cigarette explosions, the lithium-ion batteries that run them are under heightened scrutiny. Vinita Nair takes a look at what might be to blame for these flare-ups.
Former California resident sentenced to prison for fatally shooting elephant seal
A former California resident has been sentenced to three months in federal prison for gunning down a protected elephant seal in the state, authorities said.
At least six dead after violent weather pounds several states
A weather system producing tornadoes and severe thunderstorms caused chaos in the South and along the East Coast. At least six people were killed. Chip Reid reports from Waverly, Virginia, where three people died.
Apple files motion to block order to unlock terrorist's iPhone
The FBI and Apple are still duking it out over whether or not the tech giant will unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. Apple maintains that unlocking the phone would lead to an invasion of privacy on the part of the government. Jeff Pegues reports.
Neighborhoods flattened by Syrian war
In Syria, it's become common for a neighborhood to turn into a battlefield without warning. Elizabeth Palmer visited one such place with the Syrian army for a rare look at the devastating civil war.
Democrats vying for minority votes heading into South Carolina
Hillary Clinton is polling well with minority supporters as the Democratic campaign trail moves through South Carolina and southern Super Tuesday states. Bernie Sanders needs to make a dent in those numbers if he hopes to keep his campaign going. Nancy Cordes reports.
Why Wall Street is so excited about bank stocks
For years, Wall Street turned up its nose at America's bank stocks. Now, the sector is getting tons of love as investors eye the economic recovery, which is set to benefit big lenders.
Barack Obama's Stepmother, Kezia Obama, Has Died
Her passing comes just weeks after the death of the former president's step-grandmother at the age of 99.
Republicans talk tax returns before debate
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney suggested Wednesday that a "bombshell" is waiting in Donald Trump's tax returns. Trump responded with an insult while his two biggest rivals, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, vowed to release their tax returns. Major Garrett reports.
Texas Police Officer Hospitalized After Being Shot During Traffic Stop
The Burleson Police Department said an officer was transported to hospital after being shot multiple times during an early morning traffic stop.
Super Tuesday: Your ticket to Election 2016's battle royale
The election season gets down to brass tacks on Super Tuesday, when about half the delegates needed for the GOP nomination and a third of those needed for the Democratic nomination go up for grabs. The stakes are high, and tensions even higher.
US coordinates Afghanistan pullout with NATO withdrawal
President Joe Biden's top national security aides are consulting with NATO to coordinate the alliance's withdrawal from Afghanistan with the planned U.S. pullout by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks
Snoring linked to learning hurdles in kids, study finds
Snoring — and the health issues it creates — is a problem long presumed to be reserved for adults. But new research reveals that snoring children are suffering during waking hours too.
Asia's prisons are filling up with women serving long sentences for minor drug crimes
It was dark when the plane touched down in Hong Kong from Phnom Penh. Noor Yuni swiftly cleared immigration and collected her luggage. But as she approached the "nothing to declare" lane, a customs officer pulled her aside, she says.
Turkey enters partial lockdown during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
Chiefs' 'prayers focused' on recovery of 5-year-old victim in Britt Reid crash, team says
The Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday released a statement about the charges former coach Britt Reid is facing from a crash in February that left a 5-year-old girl with brain damage.
Ex-Mexican president: "Not going to pay for that f***ing wall"
Former Mexican president Vicente Fox made it very clear in an interview with Jorge Ramos how he feels about Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. editor Nick Thompson joined CBSN to discuss the comments.
The Racist Attacks Against Kristen Clarke End Now. The Senate Must Confirm Her | Opinion
A dangerous smear campaign has been launched in an effort to spread misinformation about Ms. Clarke, her values, and her record. It cannot be allowed to succeed.
Officer who shot Daunte Wright to death and police chief resign
Protesters and law enforcement clashed in a Minneapolis suburb for the third night in a row. The officer and Brooklyn Center's police chief resigned.
Latest: Apple files motion to vacate judge's order
Apple has responded to a judge's order to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters by filing a motion to vacate the order. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid joins with the latest details.
Biden draws on long history with the war in Afghanistan as he prepares to announce troop withdrawal
It's an image President Joe Biden kept returning to: the sight of helicopters evacuating Americans from Saigon during the last major battle of the Vietnam War.
GOP Debate: What's at stake?
The five remaining Republican candidates for president will all be looking to make an impact Thursday night as they face off in their final debate before Super Tuesday. The debate comes as new polls show Ted Cruz leading Donald Trump by 15 points in Texas while Trump holds a commanding lead over Marco Rubio in Florida. Political contributor Leslie Sanchez joins CBSN for more on the GOP race.
Coast Guard boat overturns off NYC coast
A group of rescuers had to be rescued themselves Thursday morning after a Coast Guard boat overturned while tending to a group of fishermen caught in high waves. No one was hurt in the incident. Jamie Yuccas joins CBSN with more.
DOJ nominee Kristen Clarke faces Senate as supporters say civil rights chief is badly needed
Kristen Clarke, President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, heads to her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday as a groundswell of supporters says there's an urgency for Clarke to take office and lead the team of federal prosecutors to address recent allegations of unconstitutional acts across the country, including police killings of unarmed people of color.
Dr. Fauci on Tucker Carlson's comment: Typical crazy conspiracy theory
Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to Fox News host Tucker Carlson after Carlson suggested Covid-19 vaccines are not effective.
PA Cops: Honors student isn't who he says he is
Pennsylvania police made a shocking discovery when they found out that a 23-year-old Ukrainian national was posing as a high school honors student. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers and Kristine Johnson have more details.
House committee to vote on bill to grant DC statehood
The House Oversight and Reform Committee is slated to hold a vote on Wednesday to approve a bill that would grant statehood to Washington, DC, a Democratic priority that still faces obstacles for final passage even when the party controls both chambers on Capitol Hill and the White House.
Holly Holm's gym: "A champion factory"
60 Minutes Sports covers the Jackson Wink MMA Academy -- an elite training ground for some of the best MMA fighters in the world including UFC Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm who pulled off a stunning upset victory over Ronda Rousey. Watch Tuesday, March 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
Stacey Abrams' Organization Tells Hollywood To 'Stay and Fight' in Georgia
The specter of a Hollywood boycott is once again looming in the state. Will Smith's upcoming film "Emancipation" was the first to pull its production this week.
The Queen returns to royal duties following Prince Philip's death
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has held her first in-person engagement since the death of her husband, Prince Philip, last Friday.