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Klain says reports of deal with Iran for release of American hostages "not true"

White House chief of staff Ron Klain says the U.S. has not reached an agreement to secure the release of four American hostages from Iran.
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When the US leaves Afghanistan, the world will become less safe
As US troops leave Afghanistan, al Qaeda is likely to regain power in the war-torn country it ravaged for decades.
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Nets coy about James Harden’s long-awaited return
With three games left in the regular season, the Nets are still hopeful of seeing James Harden suit up before Sunday’s finale. But they still aren’t saying when.
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Liz Cheney Delivers Defiant Speech Ahead of G.O.P. Vote
“Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar,” Ms. Cheney said.
Mets’ Jeff McNeil exits game with ‘body cramps’
The Mets lost Jeff McNeil Tuesday, but the initial prognosis was much better than it initially appeared.
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Gary Cohn to resign as Economic Adviser; Tracing President John Tyler's family, three generations that span more than 200 years
Pennsylvania special election: Poll shows tight race one week out
The latest poll from Emerson College about the special election in Pennsylvania shows Democrat Conor Lamb with a 3-point lead over Republican Rick Saccone, one week away from the election. CBS News video journalist Nicole Sganga, who is on the ground in Pennsylvania, speaks to CBSN about how both candidates are campaigning as the race nears its finish.
Biden administration combats slowing coronavirus vaccination pace
President Biden on Tuesday held a meeting with governors to discuss new efforts to combat dwindling vaccine demand as officials prepare to vaccinate millions of adolescents. Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert and senior scholar at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, joined CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss the latest.
Bloomberg Gives $150 Million to Help Universities Diversify STEM Doctorates
The initiative, which will benefit Johns Hopkins and six other institutions, will be named in honor of Vivien Thomas, best known for his work treating “blue baby syndrome.”
Migrant encounters rose again in April, but number of unaccompanied minors decreased: CBP data
The number of migrants encountered at the border in April increased slightly compared to already high numbers encountered in March, according to Customs and Border Protection data released Tuesday -- although the number of minors coming across decreased.
Economic adviser resigns hours after Trump says he likes "conflict"
White House economic adviser Gary Cohn is resigning from his job. CBSN political contributor and national political reporter for RealClearPolitics Caitlin Huey-Burns joins "Red & Blue" to discuss the timing of Cohn's announcement.
Washington debates regulating cryptocurrency industry
A battle is brewing in Washington over how to regulate the cryptocurrency industry, and industry leaders want to make sure they have a say. According to a report in the New York Times, some digital currency companies have hired lobbyists, lawyers and consultants in an effort to gain greater influence over how much, or how little the industry is regulated. Eric Lipton, an investigative reporter for the Times, joined CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss.
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Justice Department accusing California for interfering with immigration crackdown in lawsuit; How President Tyler, born in 1790, still has two living grandsons
Armie Hammer now dating a dental hygienist on Grand Cayman
"They seem happy and comfortable with each other. They seem to have lots of friends and she introduces him to any friends who haven't met him before when they are out."
2050 Is Closer Than 1990
Every week, our lead climate reporter brings you the big ideas, expert analysis, and vital guidance that will help you flourish on a changing planet. Sign up to get The Weekly Planet, our guide to living through climate change, in your inbox.In February 2020, I traveled to New York to celebrate a zeroth birthday and an 80th birthday. First, I saw a close friend’s baby, who had been born only a month earlier. The next day, I went to my grandmother’s birthday party at a crowded Italian restaurant near Times Square.I would say that this experience made me think about aging and what the alleged Soviet spy Alger Hiss (of all people) called “the Great Span”: the way that seemingly distant history is only a few lifetimes away. But this would be a writer’s white lie. I think about time’s bucket brigade probably too much, and I am constantly looking for tidy anecdotes. Weeks earlier, I had already written in the notes app of my phone: “When my friend’s baby is my grandmother’s age, it will be 2100.”And 2100 is an important year in climate science.Last week, two major papers on sea-level rise were published. Both try to answer the greatest outstanding questions about sea-level rise: How much will the oceans rise, and how fast? Their conclusions are either reassuring or frightening, depending on your optimism about how quickly the world will get a handle on its carbon pollution.The first paper, written by 84 scientists, shares the results from a portfolio of the newest climate models and is clearly meant to shape the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s sixth assessment report. If countries follow the path they have currently committed to under the Paris Agreement, the world’s average temperature will rise about 3 degrees Celsius by 2100. That will induce about 25 centimeters, or about 10 inches, of sea-level rise, according to the median model run, the new paper finds. But if countries manage to hold warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as they now aspire to do, then the median sea-level rise falls to about half that amount.But the second paper has a more worrying message. Led by the glaciologists Rob DeConto and David Pollard, it looks specifically at how Antarctica will melt. For the past few years, DeConto and Pollard have investigated a hypothetical phenomenon called marine ice-cliff instability that could vastly accelerate Antarctica’s demise. Several of the largest glaciers in West Antarctica form massive ice cliffs that rise hundreds or thousands of feet above the ocean’s surface. DeConto and Pollard have worried that, as the ocean warms, these ice cliffs could destabilize, entering a runaway feedback loop that disintegrates the entire glacier in a matter of decades. It would be bad. (Other researchers doubt that this rapid decay is even possible: It was the hottest debate in glaciology in the 2010s.)Happily, DeConto and his colleagues found that rapid ice-cliff collapse is unlikely to happen if we keep global temperature rise below 1.5 or even 2 degrees Celsius. But if countries continue on their current path of 3 degrees Celsius, then ice cliffs could very well decay and abruptly bump the pace of sea-level rise after 2060. Sea levels would rise about an inch every five years by 2100 entirely because of Antarctica; ice melt from Greenland, mountain glaciers, and the expansion of warmer ocean water would contribute too. That pace is at least 10 times what Antarctica is contributing today.I’ll have more to say on these studies soon. But first I’d note that the first paper goes up to only 2100. That year has been the end date for climate projections since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s first summary report, in 1990. Yet when sea-level-rise scientists share further projections of their work at academic panels, and in the DeConto and Pollard paper, many of the results are scarier for the 22nd century. Some runaway feedback loops that have not kicked in by 2100 will kick in by 2150.“Who cares?” you might think. “That’s a long way away, and surely we’ll have technology to modify the climate by then.” But that gets to the second and more interesting finding of DeConto and Pollard’s paper. They also model the effect of direct carbon removal: What would happen if we stayed on the current high-pollution pathway until 2040, 2050, or 2060, and then—in a moment of pique—began to aggressively remove carbon from the atmosphere?And here the runaway nature of marine ice-cliff instability really kicks in. If you start rapid carbon removal anytime after 2070, they find, West Antarctica’s largest glaciers have already slipped into a feedback loop of doom. The problem becomes unfixable. If you begin carbon removal by 2060, on the other hand, then you can preserve much more of the ice sheet.Ten years, in other words, makes a world of difference. That tight timeline is one reason that I think it’s important to spend public funds on direct carbon-removal technology today. I read once that it takes about as long to develop a new technology as it does to raise a child. We need to start the clock on carbon removal now so it will be ready when we need it.It’s worth remembering how quickly American progressives’ positions on the timing of climate policy have shifted; a few years ago, the leftmost senators endorsed the 100 by ’50 Act. This bill aimed to phase out fossil fuels on the power grid by 2050; President Joe Biden’s target for the same goal is now 15 years earlier. (He shares the bill’s larger goal of reaching a net-zero economy by 2050.)The U.S. target has moved forward for many reasons, among them that the public now better understands the dangers of overshooting 1.5 degrees Celsius. But these closer targets, I have come to think, are not just better for the planet’s long-term geologic stability. They are easier to think with too; they bring climate change within our mental horizons. I entered the full-time labor force in 2013, and the software that runs my 401(k) account assumes that I will retire sometime between 2055 and 2065. By then, under the Biden plan, the U.S. should be ironing out the final kinks in its decarbonization, and developing countries should be near to joining it. I say should; nothing is certain—a technological leap, a political upheaval, or God forbid, world war could derail the timing. But aiming to settle climate change within the U.S. by 2050 is clarifying nonetheless. It puts decarbonization on the same timeline as questions about how to spend a life—where to work and live, whether to start a family, and the rest.The 2050 timeline means that decarbonizing will be the work of a lifetime: my lifetime. You could say our lifetime, if you were born between 1980 and 2005. We will see the task through. For people much older, the journey will end with miles left to travel; for younger people, decarbonizing will—or, at least, should—be something like a solved problem. A child born today won’t enter the professional workforce until 2043; under the current timeline, decarbonization will be just about licked by the time they turn 30. Their job will be to live with climate change: They will see Antarctica’s crucial 2050s in the prime of their career. Today’s babies are the scientists, engineers, and policy staff who will deal with marine ice-cliff instability.James Hansen turned 80 earlier this year. In 1988, when he presented his climate models to the Senate, he was 47. The year 2100 was a long time away—far outside any plausible policy-making range. But 2100’s Social Security beneficiaries are today’s toddlers. Their children will see the 22nd century.
CDC: Overdoses kill about 5 people every hour across the U.S.
A new report out shows opioid overdoses have risen 30 percent in 45 states. But increases are even higher in states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Delaware. CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds is in Illinois, where just one ER doctor said they treated 500 people in a year.
Biden's big edge over Trump
Joe Biden's approval numbers are stunning, with 63% of Americans saying in a new poll that they approve of the job he's doing, writes Jill Filipovic. The President draws this while not making any big rhetorical waves but carefully guiding a progressive policy agenda aimed squarely at making people's lives better as quickly and efficiently as possible. Let's hope voters will remember this striking contrast with Trump.
Sorry, but they’re called ‘mothers’ — not ‘birthing people’
“Birthing people” should be a line in the sand for all decent and rational Americans. The phrase is not only an insult to mothers everywhere; it is an attack on reason itself.
CNN’s Brian Stelter continues struggle to attract viewers as ‘Reliable Sources’ hits yearly low in key demo
CNN’s "Reliable Sources" with Brian Stelter continues to set yearly lows on a weekly basis, as the far-left media program had its worst performance of 2021 among the group most coveted by advertisers on Sunday
Will North Korea's offer on talks lead to meaningful change?
North Korea is reportedly ready to talk about giving up their nuclear arsenal. But in the past, the North has used talks as a cover to advance their program. "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan explains.
'A threat America has never seen before': Cheney doubles down on lambasting Trump
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) gives remarks from the House floor one day before House Republicans are expected to vote to remove her from leadership.
Trump cautiously "optimistic" North Korea will give up nuclear weapons
North Korea is reportedly open to talks on getting rid of its nuclear program. On Tuesday, President Trump said he'd like to be optimistic about that possibility. CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett reports.
Andra Day recalls ‘dealing with porn addiction, sex addiction’ before portraying Billie Holiday
Andra Day embodied the hyper-sexualized performer in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” and earned a Golden Globe win and an Oscar nomination for her effort in the Hulu film.
Trump's chief economic adviser Gary Cohn resigns
Top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn is resigning from his post. It comes amid speculation of tensions concerning President Trump's plan for tariffs. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes has the latest.
Gary Cohn to resign as W.H. economic adviser
Gary Cohn announced Tuesday evening that he plans to resign as the White House economic adviser for President Trump. CBS News' Steven Portnoy joins CBSN with the latest.
Joan Rivers’ ‘haunted’ NYC penthouse for sale for $38M
The apartment — where she carved out her caustic comedy, entertained celebrities including Princess Diana and where she said she encountered a belligerent ghost — has views of Central Park.
Trump claims Sweden is 8th largest U.S. investor
During a joint White House press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, President Trump claimed that Sweden was "the 8th largest investor in the United States." A fact-check reveals that it's actually the 15th largest.
COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Californians ages 12-15 could begin Thursday
COVID-19 vaccine appointments for California teenagers 12-15 could begin Thursday
Signal's hard numbers on the State Department and Angela Merkel
CBSN contributor and Signal newsletter writer for GZERO Media, Alex Kliment, joins CBSN to break down this week's hard numbers.
More than a million Adélie penguins found on Antarctic islands
A previously unknown supercolony of Adélie penguins was discovered on the Danger Islands off the coast of Antarctica. More than 1.5 million birds were found after NASA satellite imagery showed large amounts of penguin poop. Stony Brook Professor of Ecology and Evolution Heather Lynch was one of the senior authors of the study and joins CBSN to discuss how the colony went unnoticed.
Could Trump start a trade war?
The European Union has threatened to retaliate against President Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. CBSN contributor and Signal newsletter writer for GZERO Media, Alex Kliment, joins CBSN with more.
American-Israeli family speaks out from bomb shelter as Hamas launches terror attack on their community
An American-Israel family described a harrowing scene on the ground in central Israel after Hamas jihadists directed rockets toward their residential community.
North Korea said to be open to talks with the U.S.
South Korea says its neighbors to the North are open to talks with the U.S. on nuclear weapons -- if the right conditions are met. CBSN contributor and Signal newsletter writer for GZERO Media, Alex Kliment, joins CBSN to discuss the possible diplomatic breakthrough.
Jacob deGrom speaks out about his ‘minor’ Mets injury
The Mets are hopeful Jacob deGrom’s injured list stint will only cost him one start.
Trump, Swedish PM Lofven at odds over tariffs
President Trump and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven discussed the president's proposed steel and aluminum tariffs at a joint White House appearance. Lofven said tariffs would hurt his country while Mr. Trump argued that the EU has been tough on the U.S.
Ransomware group follows through on threat to release personnel files of DC police officers
A ransomware group followed through on its threat to release the personnel files of Washington Metropolitan Police Department officers Tuesday after negotiators failed to meet their demands, according to screenshots of online posts by the group that were reviewed by CNN.
Meet the robot flipping your burgers
"Flippy" is a $60,000 robot designed to do a common unskilled job. A California burger chain has plans to install 50, replacing human workers.
Expedition finds sunken WWII aircraft carrier USS Lexington
The USS Lexington, nicknamed "Lady Lex," was crippled during a battle in 1942. It has now been found off the coast of Australia, 2 miles deep in the ocean.
Two Texas sheriff’s deputies shot dead after responding to dog complaint
Two West Texas sheriff’s deputies were shot dead and a city employee was critically injured after responding to a dog complaint on Monday night, authorities said.
Girl awestruck by Michelle Obama portrait meets the former first lady
The little girl who was photographed looking awestruck at Michelle Obama's portrait got to meet -- and even dance with -- the former first lady.
Liz Cheney strikes defiant tone in floor speech on eve of her expected ousting from House GOP leadership
Rep. Liz Cheney vowed Tuesday evening not to remain silent as former President Donald Trump continues to spread lies that the election was stolen from him, striking a defiant tone ahead of an expected vote to remove her from House Republican leadership on Wednesday.
Hospitals see more opioid overdoses than ever
The CDC says there was a 30 percent spike in opioid overdose cases at U.S. hospitals last year. CBS News' Kenneth Craig reports.
Video shows man holding child during violent bar fight
Video released by the Jefferson County, Colorado sheriff's officials shows a man holding a young girl during a fight at a Pine Junction bar and restaurant in January. Deputies are still searching for a second man involved in the fight.
Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act with TV comments
Federal investigators say White House aide Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act by "advocating for and against candidates" during the Alabama Senate special election campaign in December 2017. But Politico's Jake Sherman tells CBSN she is unlikely to face any punishment.
How will NFL teams handle protest controversy next season?
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said his players will stand for the anthem in the 2018 NFL season, and a new report says the Houston Texas won't sign players who have engaged in the protests. CBS Sports columnist Bill Reiter joins CBSN to discuss how teams are handling the controversial protests.
Speaker Paul Ryan pushes back on Trump's tariffs
House Speaker Paul Ryan is pushing back against President Trump's tariff plan, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Mexico and Canada would not face steel and aluminum tariffs if a fair NAFTA deal is reached. Politico's Jake Sherman joins CBSN with more on that and other headlines from Capitol Hill.
Yankees' Phil Nevin has 'breakthrough' case of coronavirus, team says
New York Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin tested positive for coronavirus in what was described as a “breakthrough" case and was not available for the game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the team announced Tuesday.
Trump on North Korea: "We have made progress"
President Trump says he would like to be optimistic when it comes to possible talks with the North Koreans. Speaking at the White House Tuesday, he said brokering a dialogue with the regime would be a "great thing for the world."
Mohamed Hadid finds buyer for mega-mansion that’s being torn down
The real estate tycoon — and father of supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid — has been fighting with the city of Los Angeles for several years to build the Bel Air estate.