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Force expert: Avoid neck pressure when possible

A use-of-force trainer testified during the trial of Derek Chauvin and said police officers aren't trained to use their legs or knees on somebody's neck, and are told to avoid neck pressure when possible. (April 6)      
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Flint girl's "mind was blown" when Obama responded to letter
President Obama will make his first trip to Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday to address the city's water crisis. Mari Copeny, an 8-year-old who heard back from the president after writing him a heartfelt letter about the water issues, is hoping to meet with the president. Jericka Duncan reports.
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North Korea shows off efforts to cope with sanctions
North Korea is getting ready for its biggest meeting of leaders in a generation. Ruler Kim Jong Un has called for the first congress of the ruling Workers' Party in 36 years. The U.S. and international community will be watching for developments on North Korea's nuclear ambitions. Adriana Diaz reports from the capital city of Pyongyang.
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Prince planned to meet addiction specialist, report says
A bombshell report reveals new details about the circumstances surrounding Prince's death. The Minneapolis Star Tribune says the music icon died just one day before he was scheduled to see an opioid addiction specialist. Jamie Yuccas reports on how representatives say Prince was facing a "grave medical emergency."
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FBI arrests man spraying poison on Michigan grocery stores' food
Investigators say a man in Michigan admitted to spraying a mice poison formula on food in grocery stores. The FBI released a photo of the suspect entering a Whole Foods in Ann Arbor, but at least 14 stores could have been affected. Jericka Duncan reports on how tips from the public led to his arrest.
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What's at stake for GOP after Indiana primary?
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan and John Dickerson, CBS News political director and "Face the Nation" moderator, join "CBS This Morning" to discuss what's at stake for the Republican party after the Indiana primary.
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RNC chair: "Stating the obvious" on Trump being "presumptive nominee"
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus tweeted Tuesday that Donald Trump will be the "presumptive GOP nominee" and asked Republicans to unite and focus on defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. Priebus joins "CBS This Morning" from Racine, Wisconsin, to discuss the state of his party and Trump's chances in the general election.
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Despite Indiana loss, Clinton aims to rally support against Trump
Hillary Clinton lost the Indiana primary, but she's still the Democrat most likely to face Donald Trump in November. Bernie Sanders beat Clinton by four points in Tuesday's primary, but Clinton now has 92 percent of the delegates she needs to win the nomination. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Pentagon confirms authenticity of videos showing UFOs
Websites documenting sightings of UFO sightings showed photos and video of unidentified flying objects confirmed to have been captured on camera by Navy personnel.
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Inside the SC home where Army drill sergeant fled after BLM surrounds
Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Pentland has been charged with misdemeanor assault for shoving a Black man outside his home earlier this week after ordering him to leave the area repeatedly in a three-minute, viral video.
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Trump calls for GOP unity as Cruz quits race
Ted Cruz suspended his campaign Tuesday night after losing the Indiana primary. Likely Republican nominee Donald Trump beat Cruz by 16 points. John Kasich finished in single digits, but says he will continue in the race. Major Garrett reports.
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AOC jumps to conclusions on Chicago shooting — yet again fueling the flames of America’s divisions
“The prosecutor did not ‘make an error.’ He lied,” New York’s Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the world. Except she was again jumping to conclusions. She was reacting to a video released by Chicago’s left-wing district attorney that seems to show a cop shooting Adam Toledo, 13, dead after the kid had dropped his gun...
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Bernie Sanders wins Indiana primary
Vermont senator admits road to White House is an uphill battle
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Join Kara Swisher on Twitter Spaces to discuss harassment and discrimination in tech with Emi Nietfeld, Ifeoma Ozoma and Ellen Pao
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From cover-up to propaganda blitz: China's attempts to control the narrative on Xinjiang
China's Foreign Ministry this week issued the most forceful defense of its policies in Xinjiang to date, calling allegations of "genocide" in the region the "lie of the century."
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Police identify man suspected of killing 8 people in an Indianapolis FedEx facility
Police say the gunman who killed 8 people at an Indianapolis FedEx facility is 19-year-old Brandon Hole. Investigators say Hole formerly worked at the facility, but they have not announced a motive. CBS News correspondent Nikki Battiste has the latest on the investigation.
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Trump: Ted Cruz "an incredible competitor"
Acknowledging his rival Ted Cruz's exit from the GOP presidential nomination race, Donald Trump described Cruz as an "incredible competitor."
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After Trump wins Indiana, Cruz drops out of race
Ted Cruz called the Indiana primary "make or break" -- and he broke. Cruz dropped out of the presidential race shortly after Donald Trump was declared the winner. Major Garrett reports.
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Andrew Cuomo and Google’s former CEO push to cap Internet prices for poor New Yorkers
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is a longtime ally of Andrew Cuomo. | Photo by Alejandra Villa-Pool/Getty Images The law caps broadband access at $15 a month for low-income New Yorkers. At the beginning of the pandemic, Governor Andrew Cuomo tapped former Google CEO Eric Schmidt to help him pivot New York to the digital age. A year later, Cuomo and Schmidt have unveiled the first major change to state policy: A new law signed Friday to expand internet access to low-income New Yorkers. Cuomo took the recommendation from Schmidt’s reform commission, Reimagine New York, and signed a bill that requires Internet providers like Verizon to offer poor families basic broadband access for no more than $15 a month, a cap that Cuomo says is the first of its kind in the nation. High-speed plans will be capped at $20 a month. About 7 million New Yorkers who currently qualify for government assistance will now have access to cheaper Internet — a high-speed plan typically cost an average of more than $50 a month, Cuomo said — making it easier for them attend online classes, communicate with family, and work from home. Americans who lack broadband access are disproportionately poor and people of color. “The internet is no longer optional,” Schmidt said on Friday, seated alongside Cuomo. “It’s essential to education. Think of the generation that we could be creating that are not learning because we didn’t give them the right access — and they’re the ones most at-risk that need it most of all.” The law is the most significant accomplishment to date from the Schmidt-led commission. The former Google CEO said from the beginning that the group would have three priorities: expanding broadband access, building out more capabilities for virtual medical appointments, and improving remote learning. Schmidt is a billionaire philanthropist who splits his time among technical issues like artificial intelligence, political issues like Democratic campaigns, and the intersection of those tech and policy interests — such as ways to bridge the gap between Silicon Valley’s engineering talent and the American military. Some New York progressives were upset when Schmidt — along with another major tech philanthropist, Bill Gates — were chosen to help guide New York’s post-coronavirus recovery, fearing it would expand the private sector’s influence. A longtime political ally of Cuomo, Schmidt praised the “extraordinary” coronavirus leadership of New York governor, who is managing several crises, including an FBI investigation over whether he covered up the total numbers of Covid deaths at nursing homes. Cuomo is also facing unrelated sexual harassment allegations. In addition to the new state law, Schmidt’s philanthropic group, Schmidt Futures, is also helping to finance Internet access for the next school year for up to 50,000 families in the state that cannot afford the reduced $15-a-month rate. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers “apparently had no Internet access at all,” Schmidt said. Schmidt portrayed the commission as epitomizing the best of philanthropy and how it can collaborate with the public sector during crisis. “This is when New York does its best — a combination of private actors and the public doing the right thing for the benefit of all the citizens,” Schmidt said. “Governor, send us more challenges.”
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Venice's Sam Vaulton talks about why he moved from Tennessee to SoCal
Venice quarterback Sam Vaulton talks about why he decided to move from Tennessee to Los Angeles on "Friday Night Live."
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Ted Cruz ends presidential campaign
After losing a key primary in Indiana, Sen. Ted Cruz ended his bid for the White House Tuesday night.
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California hospitality workers laid off during COVID-19 pandemic get rehire rights
Senate Bill 93 requires employers in hospitality and business services industries to offer new positions for similar work to employees laid off during the pandemic.
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CDC warns rising coronavirus infections could "threaten" U.S. progress
The U.S. is less than 20 million coronavirus vaccine doses away from President Biden's goal of 200 million shots in 100 days. But as Mola Lenghi reports, a rise in cases and deaths is threatening to hamper the nation's recovery efforts. Dr. Teresa Amato, the director of emergency medicine at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills, joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the latest.
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Biden and Suga Agree U.S. and Japan Will Work Together on 5G
The subtext of the meeting was responding to China’s influence and its aggressive actions in the Indo-Pacific and beyond, and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga resisted being drawn into a rivalry.
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On this day: Four killed in Kent State shooting
On May 4, 1970, after days of unrest over America's invasion of Cambodia during the Vietnam War, student protesters at Kent State University clashed with Ohio National Guardsmen. The guardsmen opened fire, killing four students and wounding nine others. It was a pivotal moment in America's anti-war movement.
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Did US taxpayers fund research that became the Coronavirus? Lawrence Jones and Steve Hilton react
Lawrence Jones and Steve Hilton reacted to members of the media beginning to question Dr. Fauci on 'Fox News Primetime,' and question whether U.S. taxpayers are "paying for the research that eventually ended up as the pandemic virus."  
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Mountain biker rescued hanging head-first off a cliff on Mt. Wilson in Angeles National Forest
A medic rappelled down to the man who was clinging for dear life off the side of a vertical cliff face. Below lay "imminent death."
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Kevin Love on why it's so important DeMar DeRozan and Dak Prescott spoke out about mental health
Sports Seriously: Mackenzie Salmon connected with Kevin Love on Sports Seriously and asked if the 'Macho Man' mentality still existed in the NBA today. Love believes players like DeMar DeRozan and Dak Prescott are helping break down antiquated stigmas.       
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Bob Schieffer on an unusual campaign season
CBS News' Bob Schieffer has covered 13 presidential elections -- but none quite like this one. He shares his thoughts on the often surprising and unpredictable nature of the 2016 presidential campaigns.
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Johnson & Johnson loses another suit over talcum powder
A St. Louis jury has awarded $55 million to a woman who said talc in Johnson & Johnson's baby powder gave her ovarian cancer. It's the second such verdict against the company in recent months. Anna Werner reports.
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Medical errors killing Americans at a surprising rate
A new study released Tuesday found that preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Only heart disease and cancer claim more lives. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
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‘Sex and the City’ star John Corbett reveals he will return for series reboot: 'Very exciting'
“Sex and the City” star John Corbett revealed that he will reprise his role of Carrie Bradshaw’s ex-fiancé, Aidan Shaw, in the hotly anticipated show reboot on HBO Max.
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April features a pair of cosmic spectacles: The annual Lyrid meteor shower and 2021's first supermoon
The Lyrid meteor shower is active from April 16-25 each year, peaking in the predawn hours April 22. The year's first supermoon follows on April 26.       
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Clinton, Sanders battle for Indiana's delegates
When asked how she was expected to do in Indiana on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton said she was more focused on the general election. Meanwhile Bernie Sanders has been barnstorming Indiana; the Clinton campaign says he could very well win. Nancy Cordes has more.
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Ted Cruz: Trump is "a pathological liar"
Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump continue to sling insults as Indiana voters headed to the polls. Their attacks have overshadowed the Indiana primary, which could be Cruz's final chance to shut down Trump's path to the nomination. Major Garrett reports.
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Carly Fiorina falls at Ted Cruz rally
While introducing Ted Cruz at an Indiana rally this weekend, Carly Fiorina briefly slipped out of sight. And the stumble was not lost on Donald Trump.
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Ninth LAPD employee dies from COVID-19
Sgt. Anthony White was a 31-year veteran of the LAPD.
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Judge Shoots Down Ghislaine Maxwell’s Last-Ditch Bid to Avoid Charges
ReutersA Manhattan federal judge has refused to dismiss charges against Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of grooming underage girls for sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.On Friday, Judge Alison Nathan denied the British socialite’s various motions to toss the original indictment against her. Nathan also ruled that Epstein’s 2008 non-prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami—which shielded him and his alleged co-conspirators from federal charges—does not apply to Maxwell.“No evidence suggests anyone promised Epstein that the NPA would bar the prosecution of his co-conspirators in other districts. Absent such a promise, it does not matter who did or did not approve it,” Alison wrote in her order.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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2 transgender women killed in shootings at separate Charlotte hotels
Authorities have arrested two suspects in connection with the killings of two transgender women in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Tapping into the forces behind Colombia's hippo crisis
"This is not about the past: The real problems will be in the future. It's about an ecological risk, because these are animals of huge size with the capacity of changing the ecosystem." This warning, from a Colombian biologist specialized in aquatic mammals, is what prompted me to investigate the hippopotami's story.
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How Mets postponements are affecting Jacob deGrom
DENVER — Jacob deGrom will eventually pitch for the Mets again, perhaps as soon as Saturday if the weather allows it. Already strong from six days’ rest — the result of two straight postponements, the latest of which occurred Friday when the Rockies decided not to play because of snow and cold weather in the...
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Letters to the Editor — April 17, 2021
The Issue: A New York teacher’s essay criticizing the use of “Critical Race Theory” in schools. Anyone who reads Paul Rossi’s essay on his experience with Critical Race Theory in a private school cannot help but recall the history of China and the USSR (“Lesson in wrong division,” April 14). When and how did we...
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2016 Tony Award nominations are announced
The nominations are out for the 70th annual Tony Awards. "Hamilton" makes history with 16 nominations, the most of any Broadway show ever. CBS' Jamie Wax joins CBSN to discuss this year's awards.
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Runaway cement mixer had brake failure
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The big money behind sneaker culture
"Sneakerheads" sink thousands of dollars into coveted athletic footwear. Some even say it's a smarter investment than stocks, with some of the most exclusive shoes selling for a small fortune. CBS News' Jill Wagner joins CBSN to talk more about this booming trend.
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Hard rockers Greta Van Fleet wanted new album to sound like 'the score of a fantastic film'
The Michigan-bred hard-rock band aims for a cinematic sound on its new album, as the group settles in Nashville with an eye to live shows this summer.       
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Airline profits soar -- as do complaints, and other MoneyWatch headlines
U.S. airlines see both record profits and customer gripes; higher wages eat into profits at Domino's Pizza; college debt loads reach new heights. These and other headlines from CBS MoneyWatch.
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NCAA championship win helped Zac Jones make his Rangers decision
If there was any lingering doubt, Saturday erased it. Like George Costanza, Zac Jones wanted to go out on top, and he did as Massachusetts won the NCAA hockey title. There was nothing left to prove in college. “Winning a national championship does that,” the former UMass star defenseman said on Friday following Rangers practice,...
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Cruz and Trump showdown in Indiana primary
With Indiana primary voting underway, Donald Trump fires attacks against Ted Cruz, while Cruz hopes to slow Trump's momentum. CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris and CBSN political contributor Leslie Sanchez join CBSN to discuss.
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