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GOP rivals target Hillary Clinton over email controversy

Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina wasted no time criticizing Hillary Clinton over the controversial use of her private email server. The controversy could be contributing to the rise of Clinton's Democratic opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders. CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes reports.
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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
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Republicans infrastructure talking points are crumbling
Defense of big corporations and quibbling about "infrastructure" won't carry the day.
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Kansas gunman targets coworkers in shooting rampage
Three people were killed and 14 more were hurt from a deadly shooting rampage in Kansas. The spree stretched across two towns outside Wichita and ended at the Excel Industries plant in Hesston where the shooter, identified by CBS News as Cedric Ford, worked and was eventually killed by police. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
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Dickerson on feisty GOP debate, Super Tuesday
"Face the Nation" moderator and CBS News political director John Dickerson joins “CBS This Morning” from Washington to discuss Thursday night's Republican debate and how many delegates are at stake on Super Tuesday.
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Rubio on Trump: "A con artist is about to take over" GOP
After a fiery Republican debate Thursday night, Sen. Marco Rubio joins “CBS This Morning” from Houston to discuss his performance in the final debate before Super Tuesday.
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Rubio and Cruz rip Trump in nastiest debate yet
The final Republican debate before Super Tuesday was more like a heavyweight fight, with Marco Rubio as the hard-hitting underdog. Rubio and Ted Cruz hit frontrunner Donald Trump with a verbal flurry. Major Garrett reports from University of Houston, the site of the debate.
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban calls NBA playoffs play-in tournament 'enormous mistake'
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says the NBA's idea of a play-in tournament while playing a compressed schedule was "an enormous mistake."       
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Coinbase going public could signal new era for cryptocurrency
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60 arrested as nearly 1,000 protest in Minnesota over shooting of Daunte Wright
At least 60 protesters were arrested in Minnesota as around 1,000 people took to the streets for the third straight night after Daunte Wright was shot dead during a traffic stop, officials announced early Wednesday. State Patrol Chief Matt Langer said that “upward” of 60 people were arrested for rioting and other criminal behavior during...
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Ben Carson Interview: This was the worst debate
After the GOP debate, Major Garrett spoke with Ben Carson who said he felt the CNN Republican debate was the "worst," comparing it to the Roman Colosseum. Carson also said he would be closely looking at the results of Super Tuesday to determine if he continues to stay in the race. Watch the full interview.
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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)      
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John Kasich interview: I'm the last governor in the race
Gov. John Kasich says he is "confident" the race will head "north" soon and is confident with where his campaign is right now. The Ohio governor told CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett that the American people will respond to his positive outlook as they head out to vote on Super Tuesday and beyond, including in his home state of Ohio. Watch the full interview.
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Donald Trump Interview: I think I can beat Cruz in Texas
Presidential candidate Donald Trump says he thinks he had the best performance so far in the final debate before Super Tuesday in an interview with CBSN. CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett also spoke with Trump about his real estate deals, whether he can beat Cruz in Texas and his strategy to lock down the nomination. Watch the full interview.
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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.
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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.
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Former ‘Bachelor’ Colton Underwood comes out as gay on ‘GMA’
He spoke to Robin Roberts in a pre-taped interview.
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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. NewYorker.com editor Nick Thompson joins CBSN with more.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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Violent crime is up. Newsmax and OANN viewers are most likely to say so.
People are bad at judging crime trends. People who consume right-wing media are more likely to think violent crime has increased than those who don’t, according to a new poll from Vox and Data for Progress. The poll, which surveyed 1,209 likely voters about their perceptions of crime and has a 3 percentage point (plus or minus) margin of error, indicates that viewers of Newsmax and OANN, two right-wing media outlets that have a loose relationship with the facts — most notably in their perpetuation of the false conspiracy theorythat Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election due to mass voter fraud — are more likely to say that violent crime is on the rise. Data for Progress Forty-three percent of OANN/Newsmax viewers believe crime has increased in their communities, while only 30 percent of those who don’t watch right-wing news agree. The effect is more pronounced at the national level, where 87 percent of OANN/Newsmax viewers think crime has increased, compared with 70 percent of those who watch neither Fox, OANN, nor Newsmax and 71 percent of those who reported watching just Fox. In this instance, OANN/Newsmax viewers are closer to the truth when it comes to national shifts: Murder and violent crime have increased over the last year. As Vox’s German Lopez recently reported, “Based on preliminary FBI data, the US’s murder rate increased by 25 percent or more in 2020. That amounts to more than 20,000 murders in a year for the first time since 1995, up from about 16,000 in 2019, according to crime analyst Jeff Asher.” But that may not be the full picture, Lopez noted: The FBI analysis found violent crime was up by 3 percent nationwide, although not as uniformly as murder was. The three data sets all found some kinds of violent crime were up, including aggravated assaults and gun assaults, while others were down, including rape and robbery. Crime overall fell, largely due to drops in nonviolent offenses involving drugs, burglary, or theft (with an exception for car theft). Criminologists often look to murder rates to tell the real story of what is going on with violent crime. Although reported rates of burglary, assault, or other crimes may fluctuate (especially with the upheaval of the last year), murder is a more reliable indicator because there is either a missing person or a body. But rather than assuming OANN and Newsmax are better at portraying reality (considering the numerous ways they spread false information), it’s more likely this is a quintessential example of the saying that “a broken clock is right twice a day.” Americans are pretty bad at estimating crime trends According to the poll, people believe crime may have increased significantly nationwide and somewhat in their state, but when asked about their immediate community — for which they would feasibly have the greatest information — a minority of respondents, including OANN and Newsmax viewers, said they thought crime had increased. Only 33 percent of likely voters agreed that violent crime has increased in their immediate communities, while 72 percent and 51 percent, respectively, agreed that crime has increased nationwide and in their state. Gallup, whose annual crime poll asks respondents about the increase or decrease in crime in their area over the past year, found in October 2020 that 38 percent said more, 39 percent said less, and 22 percent said the same. Gallup similarly found a sharp divergence when asking respondents in the same survey about crime nationwide: In October 2020, 78 percent said there was more crime in the US as a whole compared with the previous year. Historically, people are not very good at estimating crime trends. In 2016, the Pew Research Center found that a majority of voters (57 percent) said crime had worsened since 2008, even though violent crime had fallen nearly 20 percent during that time period. “Voters are usually more likely to say crime is up than down, regardless of what official statistics show,” wrote John Gramlich, a senior writer/editor at Pew. Since 1989 (excluding 2001), respondents to Gallup’s annual crime poll have said crime in the US increased over the year before, often sharply at odds with existing data. Media consumption may not be causing these differential views of crime. It could just be that people who believe crime is a bigger issue are more likely to watch right-wing news. Pew’s issue polling of the 2020 presidential election showed that 74 percent of Donald Trump supporters said violent crime was “very important” to their vote, whereas only 46 percent of Biden voters said the same. But whichever direction the causal arrow flows, it’s clear that people’s perceptions of crime are often (if not this year)divorced from reality. Pew Research Center
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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'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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Turkey enters partial lockdown during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
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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.
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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. Newyorker.com editor Nick Thompson joined CBSN to discuss the comments.
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