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Joe Scarborough announces he's leaving the Republican Party

Joe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," announces on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" that he's leaving the Republican Party to become an independent. Watch a preview of the interview here.
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Fighter jets heard during Fox News live report as death toll in Israel climbs
The death toll in Israel continued to climb early into Wednesday morning after Hamas fired dozens of rockets towards Israel's second-largest city, Tel Aviv
Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez homers lead Yankees past pesky Rays
Maybe the Yankees are on their way.
Israel’s IDF says strikes on Hamas in Gaza Strip most intense since 2014 war
Following days of intensifying clashes between Palestinian groups and the Israeli military, the IDF on Tuesday said it had executed its largest counteroffensive since its military assault into the Gaza Strip in 2014.
Schumer says he will soon introduce a marijuana legalization bill
Sen. Chuck Schumer said that he would be introducing a marijuana bill “shortly,” one that would not only legalize the drug but would expunge past records.
International Women's Day protests amplify feminism in Asia
From the surging #MeToo movement in South Korea to outrage over a strongman leader's "direct attacks on women"
Brian Kilmeade: Evidence mounts supporting Wuhan lab leak theory
"Fox News Primetime" host Friday pushed President Joe Biden to demand answers from China on the origins of the COVID pandemic, saying China needs to "open up its books and really be transparent about the Wuhan lab that poisoned the world."
Alex Ovechkin returns to the ice as the Capitals turn their focus to the playoffs
Ovechkin put four shots on goal as Washington beat Boston in the regular season finale. They’ll meet again for Game 1 on Saturday.
Will Trump exempt Canada and Mexico from tariffs on steel, aluminum imports?
The White House says if President Trump imposes tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, they may not apply to American allies. The president is expected to announce the new policy as soon as Thursday even though a growing number of Republicans are urging him to reconsider. Jericka Duncan reports.
How to capitalize on your extra take-home pay under new tax plan
With the new tax plan now in effect, Americans at most income levels will eventually get some relief. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what to do with that extra money every month and why you shouldn't count on getting the same tax refund next year.
Sen. Ben Sasse says steel, aluminum tariffs "will kill American jobs"
The White House says it expects President Trump to sign his new tariff plan for imported steel and aluminum by the end of the week. More than 100 congressional Republicans oppose the plan. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, who is one of the lawmakers against it, joins "CBS This Morning" from Capitol Hill to discuss why he thinks the tariffs are a "terrible idea."
'This night will live in infamy': Cuomo on Cheney speech
CNN's Chris Cuomo goes after the Republican Party ahead of the House GOP vote to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her leadership position because of her opposition to former President Donald Trump's election lie.
MoviePass under fire for location data collection
MoviePass, a popular movie ticket subscription service, admits it's looking at ways to gather private information on its more than two million users. Last week, CEO Mitch Lowe said: "We watch how you drive from home to the movies. We watch where you go afterwards. ... We know all about you." Jamie Yuccas reports.
Analysis: China and Russia want to vaccinate the developing world before the West. It's brought them closer than ever
When Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is unloaded in countries around the world, hundreds of millions of doses will come with the label "Made in China."
British police reveal nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy
British police revealed the substance used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter was a nerve agent. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
Watchdog reveals staggering deficiencies at VA hospital in D.C.
A new report from a Veterans Affairs watchdog slams the department, blaming "failed leadership" and a "climate of complacency" for putting patients at risk at a Washington, D.C., VA hospital. Jan Crawford reports.
Trump lawyer obtains restraining order against Stormy Daniels
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California governor slams DOJ's sanctuary city lawsuit
President Trump plans to visit California next week for the first time in office. He's expected to discuss his administration's lawsuit to overturn sanctuary policies in that state. John Blackstone reports.
Winter storm floods New England neighborhoods
Coastal areas didn't get as much snow, but strong winds and high water caused significant damage. DeMarco Morgan reports from Duxbury, Massachusetts, where neighborhoods are under water.
In slide toward all-out combat, Israel and Gaza militants trade blows, bombardment
In the first full day of back-and-forth aerial bombardment, both Israel and Hamas land deadly strikes. Is all-out-war next?
Kyrie Irving goes down with facial injury in huge Nets concern
Nets star Kyrie Irving was knocked out of Tuesday’s game in Chicago after taking an elbow to the face.
Nor'easter causes widespread power outages
The second snowstorm in March is one too many for millions of people in the Northeast. More than two feet of snow fell in parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Don Dahler reports.
Netanyahu touts Hamas commanders killed in strikes: 'blood is on their heads'
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel Defense Forces (IDF) had targeted and killed top Hamas officials Tuesday, following an air-based attack between the Jewish nation and Palestinian militants.
Porn star files lawsuit to throw out confidentiality agreement with Trump over alleged affair
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Why the defeated Trump's influence is powerful enough to oust Liz Cheney
Julian E. Zelizer writes that defeated one-term presidents normally have virtually no influence except as examples of what not to do -- but Trump is an exception because he convinced Republicans that instead of being defeated, he was cheated out of a second term.
ClimateWatch: Warmest Arctic winter on record
Scientists are calling the weather pattern in the Arctic unprecedented. The region recently experienced its warmest winter on record.
Why new homebuyers should look south
Florida, Texas markets among top-ranked markets for people purchasing their first home.
Mets’ Albert Almora Jr. exits with injury after crashing into wall
The thud was heard throughout the entire ballpark and immediately drew a loud gasp from the Citi Field crowd.
Navajo Nation President weighs in White House waiving environmental rules
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye joins "Red & Blue" to discuss the White House's decision to waive some environmental rules to speed up construction of a border wall.
What the Texas primaries mean for midterms
After massive turnout for the Texas primaries, poll watchers are trying to gauge what this means for the midterms. CBSN political contributor and Boston Herald columnist Michael Graham joins to discuss what to look for in 2018.
Biden struggles to respond to Jerusalem clashes after Trump refused to criticize Israel
Why is Biden treading so gingerly as violence escalates in Jerusalem, Israel and Palestinian territories? Four years of Trump pro-Israel policy, plus thorny domestic politics, leave Washington with fewer options than at any time in recent history.
Liz Cheney defiant in floor speech ahead of House GOP vote to oust her as conference chair
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., warned fellow Republicans on Tuesday that American democracy faces a threat it has “never seen before” in a defiant floor speech on the eve of a vote that is expected to result in her removal from the role of House Republican Conference Chair.
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Nor'easter slams the East Coast, leaves thousands without power; NFL players help save man's life after hiking accident.
House, Biden Administration Reach Deal Over McGahn Testimony
A terse announcement signaled a possible end to a long-running constitutional lawsuit. But former President Donald J. Trump is not a party to the arrangement.
Trump to hold fundraiser for Missouri Senate candidate Hawley
The president is set to visit Missouri next week to fundraise for Republican senate candidate Josh Hawley, who is taking on incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Political reporter and author of "The View from Flyover Country," Sarah Kendzior joins CBSN to discuss what to watch in the race.
'The Voice': Kelly Clarkson has a leg up after half the contestants are eliminated
Tuesday's results show on "The Voice" marked the biggest elimination so far, with the field of 17 cut nearly in half to 9 semifinalists.
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Nor'easter brings heavy snow and rain; NFL player helps fallen Colorado climber
Governors Warn Gas Shortage Caused by Panic Buying As 4 States Declare Emergency
The governors of Virginia, Florida, North Carolina and Georgia have declared states of emergency Tuesday night, as motorists along the Eastern Seaboard wait in long lines trying to buy high-priced gas during a fuel shortage experts warn is being caused by panic buying.
A look at how budget cuts will impact Native American communities
Dallas Goldtooth, the National Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network, joined "Red & Blue" to discuss how cuts to the Indian Affairs Budget would impact Native American communities.
Maurice Greene announces he's been cut from UFC: 'This game is unforgiving'
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Students for Trump co-founder sentenced to prison for posing as lawyer
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‘Bachelorette’ star Kaitlyn Bristowe, Jason Tartick engaged
Tartick popped the question on Monday in Nashville, Tennessee, while the couple — who have been dating since 2019 — were recording an episode of Bristowe’s “Off the Vine” podcast.
Trump administration eyes cuts to Native American programs
President Trump's budget proposal includes cuts to programs that benefit Native Americans. University of North Dakota professor Mark Trahant joins "Red & Blue" to discuss what kind of message this budget sends.
CDC finds 30 percent increase in opioid overdoses at ERs over 15-month period
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked into emergency room visits for opioid overdoses over a 15-month period and found a 30-percent increase. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook joins CBSN to discuss the findings and some other factors in the nation's opioid epidemic.
Liz Cheney vows to continue speaking out against Trump
Congresswoman Liz Cheney, who faces a vote Wednesday to remove her from her leadership position in the House, vowed to continue to fight former President Trump. "Millions of Americans have been misled by the former president. They have only heard his words and not the truth as he continues to undermine our democratic process, sowing seeds of doubt over whether democracy works at all," she said. Watch her remarks and read more here.
A 5-hour line: Southeast gas prices surge after that pipeline hack, but L.A.'s not immune
Gas prices are rising everywhere, even in Southern California, far from the Colonial pipeline shut down by cyberattack. California has its own issues.
Nor'easter winter storm creates dangerous conditions for travel
The second nor'easter to hit the East Coast in less than a week covered the region in heavy snow and created difficult travel conditions. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson joins CBSN to discuss the storm -- and where the storm will hit next.
A monstrous-looking fish normally found thousands of feet deep in the ocean washed up on a California beach
An unusual fish with teeth as sharp as glass and a body shaped like a football washed ashore on a California beach last week.