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Kerry on U.S. prisoners in Iran: We didn't want to be "hostage to this agreement"

Secretary of State John Kerry tells "The CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley why the U.S. didn't include the American prisoners being held in Iran in the nuclear negotiations. Kerry also said that he brought up the status of the Americans at every meeting with his Iranian conterparts during the talks.
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Wyatt Pike breaks silence on sudden 'American Idol' exit, says he left for 'personal reasons'
"American Idol" frontrunner Wyatt Pike, who suddenly left the reality singing competition, says there are "more musical things" coming.      
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Sen. Marco Rubio Says 'Most Influential Republican' Donald Trump Is 2024 Frontrunner
The former president remains a popular choice among Republican voters for their next presidential nomination.
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Jackie Robinson Day 2021: All You Need To Know As MLB Celebrates First African American Player
All 30 clubs will honor Robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier in 1947, on April 15 and April 16.
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IRS set to start sending monthly child tax credit payments in July
Officials say their next challenge is making sure low-income families know they are eligible.
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Americans targeted in Belgian terror attack?
CBS News Justice and Homeland Security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports that intelligence officials are probing whether the suicide bombers in Brussels specifically targeted Americans in their attack.
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Defense expert says Floyd's manner of death undetermined
Dr. David Fowler, a forensic pathologist, said he believes Floyd died of cardiac arrhythmia due to his heart disease.
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Capitol Police inspector general to testify about lapses in planning ahead of Capitol 'takeover'
The inspector general overseeing a probe into the United States Capitol Police's preparation for and response to the January 6 insurrection is set to detail critical lapses in planning, policies and procedures resulting in the catastrophic failure that killed five people, including one of their own, Officer Brian Sicknick.
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Obama weighs in on automatic toilets
During a town hall in Argentina, the president spoke to a 16-year-old girl about one of the surprising differences between his country and hers.
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Heidi Cruz: “Most of the things Donald Trump says have no basis in reality"
Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi, is now at the center of the latest Donald Trump feud. CBSN's Kristine Johnson and Jamie Yuccas spoke about the controversy to CBS News' Dean Reynolds and Caitlin Huey-Burns of Real Clear Politics.
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Live updates: Biden to host Asian American lawmakers after weeks of pressure to diversify administration
Cabinet members and other senior administration officials are scheduled to appear Thursday on Capitol Hill for budget and oversight hearings, including one on the administration’s handling of the coronavirus.
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President Obama defends choice to stay in Cuba after Brussels attacks
President Obama is defending his decision to stay at a baseball game in Cuba in the wake of Tuesday's terror attack in Brussels. CBSN's Jamie Yuccas & Kristine Johnson have the president's response.
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Lisa P. Jackson: The Fight Against Climate Change Is a Fight for People
When I was 8 years old, I wrote a letter asking President Nixon to do what he could to protect our planet. I didn’t know I’d one day go on to lead the agency he founded, the Environmental Protection Agency, or build on that work at Apple. But I saw the impact pollution was having…
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How can Belgium combat its vulnerability to Islamic Jihadist
There's growing concern about the terror threat not only in Europe, but also in the United States. Washington Post reporter Joby Warrick explains the growth of Islamic radicals, and why Belgium is vulnerable to more attacks.
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This record-breaking year for anti-transgender legislation would affect minors the most
Thirty-three states have introduced more than 100 bills that aim to curb the rights of transgender people across the country, with advocacy groups calling 2021 a record-breaking year for such legislation.  Many of these bills are rapidly making their way through state legislatures.
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Anderson Cooper: Why I went diving with crocs
Has Anderson Cooper gone mad? That was our reaction after watching Cooper on 60 Minutes diving with deadly crocodiles in underwater caves
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'I Care For People As They Die, It's Beautiful'
When someone is dying, their final moments are actually very powerful. I am often right next to them, holding their hand as they take their final breaths.
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Why the U.S. should "be very worried" about Brazil's COVID disaster
Hospitals are struggling to cope as a highly infectious COVID variant ravages the country. There are questions over vaccine efficacy, and one expert says other strains "will escape."
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What's the process for pilots returning to flight after COVID? What's involved in retraining?
Capt. John Cox discusses the retraining process for pilots returning to flight after the pandemic and what changes he'd like to see addressed.     
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Reparations is not about cutting a check. It's about repairing a community.
'It makes no sense to fear a world with reparations for Black Americans when we've already seen how terror proliferates in a world without it.'       
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Study shows vaccines carry much lower risk of blood clots than COVID
Research by Oxford University suggests all major vaccines carry a similar risk of rare clots, and all seem to have much lower risk than infection with COVID-19.
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Closing the racial wealth gap is a collective responsibility. Reparations are a solution.
The concept is complex. So much so that it can paralyze action. But there is an opportunity for institutions with wealth to take reparative action.      
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Brooklyn Center Police Fire Paintballs at Daunte Wright Protesters in Video
More than 60 people were arrested on Wednesday night, according to the head of Minnesota State Patrol.
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Every time I pull out my ID, I deadname myself. Transgender people can't live like this.
I know who I am. But all my identifying documents don't match my gender identity.       
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The Story Behind TIME’s ‘Climate Is Everything’ Cover
To illustrate the dramatic effects of climate change on our interconnected world for the April 26 issue of TIME, we turned the cover canvas over to “an artist who paints without a paintbrush.” Malaysian artist Red Hong Yi spent two weeks creating an image that is part sculpture, part performance art. She and her six-person…
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What the Protests in Northern Ireland Could Mean for the Future of Its Peace
In recent weeks, Molotov cocktails, bricks and bottles have met barricades and water cannons as towns and cities in Northern Ireland faced some of their worst rioting in years. Mobs made up mainly of teenagers from both loyalist and republican neighborhoods have clashed with police, who struggled to keep both sides apart at a “peace…
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Our Digital World Can Deliver a Greener Industrial Future
The globalization of manufacturing has transformed some of the world’s poorest nations to unprecedented levels of economic prosperity. But the resulting increase in poorly controlled emissions and eco-degradation has caused unsustainable levels of local air and water pollution, destabilizing the climate and threatening biodiversity. Just as the vast development of technology hastened this cycle of…
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Our Planet Faces Twin Climate and Nature Crises. Here’s How We Can Tackle Both
Nature and climate are inextricably linked. Nature loss drives climate change and vice versa. Right now, both are in crisis. Repairing our natural climate—reversing deforestation, for example, or conserving ecosystems to sequester and store carbon—addresses both these crises. So-called natural climate solutions are one of the most important and cost-effective ways to stay on track…
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Vanessa Nakate: How Educating Girls Will Help Combat the Climate Crisis
When you think of climate solutions, you probably think of renewable energy or electric vehicles. But while we need these kinds of innovations, there are other powerful solutions we are not paying proper attention to. There exists an environmental solution that can reduce inequality, build resilience to the climate crisis and reduce emissions all at…
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What to stream this weekend: Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Courier,' horror film 'Honeydew'
New films streaming this weekend: Spy thriller 'The Courier' starring Benedict Cumberbatch, rural horror film 'Honeydew' with Sawyer Spielberg.       
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Obama: Fighting ISIS is my "top priority"
President Obama said the U.S. would aggressively pursue the radical jihadist group, which has claimed responsibility for the deadly twin attacks in Brussels that left more than 30 people dead and hundreds wounded. Obama spoke at a joint news conference in Buenos Aires with Argentina President Mauricio Macri.
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Danger of ISIS cells in Europe
ISIS terror cells in Europe have been linked to both the Paris and Brussels terror attacks. CBSN spoke with The Financial Times' defense and security editor Sam Jones about how ISIS is sowing fear throughout Europe.
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Derek Chauvin’s murder trial puts local governments on the stand
Violent policing damages trust in local government, our research finds.
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The Pandemic Remade Every Corner of Society. Now It’s the Climate’s Turn
On her third day as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia Fudge phoned the White House. She had taken over an agency with a role to play addressing a range of crises as the lack of affordable housing in U.S. cities has left hundreds of thousands homeless and millions more in financial straits.…
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Here's why Evanston, Ill.'s reparations aren't reparations
The Illinois city is being touted as the first to give payments for discrimination and is seen as a model for others. That couldn't be further from the truth.       
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Affirmative action and the diversity dilemma
CBS News spoke with individuals about their thoughts and experiences with affirmative action.
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Carlos Rodón of the White Sox pitches no-hitter after coming agonizingly close to perfection
The 28-year-old lefty was two outs from MLB's first perfect game since 2012 when he hit an Indians batter; he settled for the majors' second no-hitter of the season.
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UFC free fight: Kelvin Gastelum snaps losing skid with decision win over Ian Heinisch
Ahead of his pivotal headliner against Robert Whittaker, relive Kelvin Gastelum's win over Ian Heinisch at UFC 258.       Related StoriesRobert Whittaker on potential title calls after UFC on ESPN 22: 'Maybe I'll surprise everybody'Robert Whittaker on potential title calls after UFC on ESPN 22: 'Maybe I'll surprise everybody' - EnclosureKelvin Gastelum says UFC on ESPN 22 winner should get Israel Adesanya rematch 
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The growing threat from ISIS
The deadly twin bombings in Brussels once again demonstrated ISIS' ability to carry out major attacks in Europe. With more on the growing threat of ISIS, former CIA covert operations officer Michael Baker joins CBSN.
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Albert Eisenberg: 'Cancel' student debt? Sorry, Sen. Warren, but I don't want to burden others with my choices
As a college graduate with a significant amount of debt left to repay, I am supposed to "love" Elizabeth Warren’s new plan to "cancel" student debt – or so the senior senator from Massachusetts recently assured people like me. 
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Pentagon's Bottomless Money Pit: How Biden Can Fund His Infrastructure Plan | Opinion
It is time the U.S.' fixation on defense spending comes to an end.
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The Porn Industry Has Proven Itself Incapable of Verifying Consent | Opinion
Over the last year, the most mainstream and "legitimate" pornography website in the world, Pornhub, was revealed to be infested with sex trafficking, child sexual abuse, rape and non-consensually shared pornography.
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25 Most Popular Beach Towns in America
Home to some of the world's most extraordinary beaches. Take a peek at some of the most popular beach towns in America.
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The 15 Most Popular Large Dog Breeds of 2020
Animal rescue centers across the U.S. saw a spike in dog adoptions and foster applications at the start of the pandemic.
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Dance companies are finding their footing on streaming services
Diverse offerings are available online from American Ballet Theatre, Jacob’s Pillow, Juilliard, Mark Morris and more.
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My old job was erased when I was on medical leave. Doesn’t the job I return to have to be the same?
Under federal family and medical leave protections, your employer has to offer you the same or an equivalent position to the one you held previously. But what does an "equivalent position" look like? And what if the old position was part of the reason you needed the medical leave in the first place?
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Terror attacks impact 2016 race
The terrorist attacks in Brussels became a talking point for presidential candidates on voting day in Arizona, Utah and Idaho. With more on how the conversation around terrorism is impacting the 2016 race, CBSN's Josh Elliott talks with Hogan Gidley, Steve Chaggaris, and Lynda Tran.
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Months after hack, US poised to announce sanctions on Russia
The Biden administration is preparing to announce new sanctions in response to a massive Russian hacking campaign that breached vital federal agencies, as well as for election interference
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NYPD Commissioner William Bratton on ISIS threat in U.S.
The United States is on alert after the attacks in Brussels. With more on how the nation's largest city is responding to the terror threat, New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller join CBSN.
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