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Iraqis never got the democracy we were promised. We are paying the price.

Sunday’s poll was another sad day for me — as I imagine it was for many other Iraqis, if the abysmal 41 percent turnout is anything to go by.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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.
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...
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More cases of mistaken identity in the airport security line
Some entirely innocent objects look sinister under the gaze of the X-ray machine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harris: Not giving up on voting rights
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.
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.
Ready for some sun? Hawaii's 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.
U.S. airlines hope to revive air travel following pandemic
U.S. airlines are increasing the numbers of flights for July for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Kris Van Cleave reports.
Royal Caribbean's new nine-month world cruise, by the numbers
If nine months on a cruise ship sounds good to you, we have the trip for you!
Kourtney Kardashian posts new photos from Travis Barker ‘dream’ engagement
Barker, 45, proposed to Kardashian, 42, on Oct. 17, in Montecito, Calif., surrounded by roses and candles just nine months after they started dating.
George Floyd's death sheds light on police practice of kneeling on a suspect's neck
For nearly two weeks now, a national spotlight has shined on police practices. The tactic used on George Floyd was a knee on the neck. It's banned by many police departments across the country but officers are still being caught using it. Anna Werner reports.
COVID-19 vaccine could start human trials as early as August
Researchers continue to work toward a coronavirus vaccine, in hopes to put an end to the pandemic. And, as Meg Oliver reports, we could see human trials as early as August.
Louisiana declares state of emergency as Tropical Storm Cristobal nears the Gulf Coast
Tropical Storm Cristobal is nearing Louisiana's Gulf Coast and nearly 9 million people are under tropical storm warnings. A state of emergency has been declared in the state. Cristobal could drop up to a foot of rain.
Protests erupt all around the world over the death of George Floyd
Protests against racism and police brutality are not isolated to the United States. George Floyd's death has struck a chord all around the world. Elizabeth Palmer reports from London.
How will the country's political climate affect the presidential campaign?
A new poll released on Sunday found that 80% of voters believe things are out of control in the U.S. Ed O'Keefe joins CBS Evening News to discuss the effect that the current climate could have on the race to 2020.
Trump says he's ordering the National Guard to withdraw from Washington D.C.
President Trump says he's in the process of ordering the National Guard to withdraw from Washington D.C. Attorney General William Barr on Sunday denied a CBS News report that he came close to deploying active-duty troops to the city streets. Nikole Killion reports.
Protesters take to the streets for 2nd straight weekend after George Floyd's death
Monday will mark two weeks since George Floyd died at the hands of the police in Minneapolis. His death sparked a nationwide movement against police brutality and racism. Jamie Yuccas has more from Minneapolis.
Why I'm proud to protest
Demonstrations have erupted across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd. Protesters reveal why they're proud to be out there.
Nation's unemployment rate falls to 13.3% as economy adds 2.5 million jobs in May
In a surprising turn, the economy added 2.5 million jobs in May, dropping the new unemployment rate to 13.3%. CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the reasons behind the unexpected positive data.