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LeVar Burton 'Jeopardy!' Host Petition Hits 150,000 Signature Target

Hundreds of thousands of loyal fans have rallied around LeVar Burton in his bid to take over as host of "Jeopardy!"
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Makeup artist is latest woman to file lawsuit against Deshaun Watson
The latest woman to accuse Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment during massage sessions last year is a Houston makeup artist, who filed a lawsuit against the Texans quarterback on Wednesday.
Man gives life savings to kindergarteners for college
Marty Burbank was going to buy a 40-foot boat and sail off into retirement, but he felt compelled to do more with all the money he'd saved up. Now, 26 kindergarteners will be reaping the benefits. Teri Okita has more.
Encryption "cannot be secure just for some people"
Pavel Durov, the inventor of Telegram, a popular texting app also favored by ISIS, tells 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl that it would be mathematically impossible to unlock private messages and "encryption is either secure or not".
China genetically modifying beagles
Scientists in China are genetically modifying beagles to be more muscular. They say it's essential medical research, but others say it's animal cruelty. Seth Doane has more.
Shorthanded Nets fall to 76ers in battle for first
The 76ers want to finish the season atop the Eastern Conference. The Nets just want to finish healthy. Both of those goals showed in Wednesday’s lineups. The already shorthanded Nets rested Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin, taking the court with a makeshift lineup and taking a 123-117 loss before 4,094 at Wells Fargo Center in...
Snacking in the U.S. is on the rise
With so many schedules in flux, Americans are increasingly eating on the run. Snacks are now a $374 billion business. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger reports.
The truth about ‘racism’ & cops: Devine
Who would want to be a cop in America?  It’s open season on anyone who wears a badge, so no wonder recruitment is down, retirements are up and the streets grow ever more violent.  By swallowing the false narrative of systemic racism, we have demonized and criminalized police while turning criminals into civil-rights martyrs. This...
Tucker responds to Fauci's calling his vaccine questions a 'conspiracy theory': What are you telling us?
On Wednesday's 'Tucker Carlson Tonight,' the Fox News host once again asked why those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine must remain under restrictions and responds to Dr. Anthony Fauci's claims that Carlson's questioning vaccine efficacy is 'typical, crazy conspiracy theory'
Apparent terrorist assault on beach resort kills 16 in Ivory Coast
The West African nation of Ivory Coast was hit by a terror attack in Grand-Bassam, a popular resort town. At least 16 people died in the mass shooting. Debora Patta reports. Warning: graphic footage.
Bomb kills 34, injures dozens in Turkey
A car bomb killed at least 34 people and injured dozens more in Turkey's capital. It's the second such attack to hit Ankara in the last three weeks. Jonathan Vigliotti has the latest.
Danica Patrick on how Aaron Rodgers split taught her a lot about heartbreak
Danica Patrick said during an appearance on “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” that she "learned a lot" from her split from NFL star Aaron Rodgers. The pair called it quits last July after two years together.
White soldier charged with assault for shoving, berating Black man in viral video
Jonathan Pentland is a soldier at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.
Campaigns gear up for second Super Tuesday
Over a thousand delegates will be up for grabs Tuesday as several states will head to the polls for Republican and Democratic primaries. Juliana Goldman has a report on who's leading where and what contests may come down to the wire.
California child protective agency declines to answer questions about mother accused of killing her 3 kids
The agency charged with protecting children from abusive homes in Los Angeles County has declined to comment on a case Wednesday in which a mother allegedly brutally stabbed to death her three children.
Trump continues to court chaos at rallies
Donald Trump came close Sunday morning to condoning a violent response from his supporters toward protesters who have been an increasing presence at his rallies. Trump said, "If you see 'em, do whatever you have to do to 'em, I don't care." Dean Reynolds has more on the campaign.
Mom charged with killing teen son, burying him under clothes in bedroom
An Ohio woman is charged with murder and assault, after she allegedly killed her teenage son and hid his body in his bedroom for two months. The body of Dominic Allen, 19, was found in the Cincinnati home of his mother Kenya Stallworth, 39, and her husband, Robert Robb, 35, in early December — after...
Heckler: Marco Rubio tried to steal my girlfriend
A heckler interrupted presidential candidate Marco Rubio at a campaign event, insisting that Rubio had tried to steal his girlfriend. CBSN's Jamie Yuccas has the video and details.
California ethnic studies pitch denounces US as a 'parasitic system' based on the 'invasion' of White settlers
Documents from a California ethnic studies program called on educators to tell students that America is a “system of oppression” built around the idea that “White male settlers” have invaded and “appropriated land,” according to a new report.
Why Trump blames Sanders for rally violence
Republican front-runner Donald Trump has been interrupted by protesters at many of his rallies, but now things are getting violent. Trump has publicly blamed Bernie Sanders for the disruptions, and says he may be sending protesters to a Sanders rally. With analysis on the Trump unrest, CBSN political contributors Leslie Sanchez and Jon Allen join CBSN
March Madness begins tonight with selection Sunday
It's selection Sunday, which means you can finally fill out that March Madness bracket. With a preview of tonight's selection show, CBS Sports' Seth Davis joins CBSN in New York. CBS will present the NCAA tournament picks at 5:30pm ET.
Donald Trump rally violence may impact campaign
Donald Trump's rallies have been disrupted by protesters and supporters violently fighting. On Friday, the Trump rally in Chicago was cancelled due to security issues. At another rally, a protester ran after Trump onstage. With analysis on the rally violence's impact on Trump's campaign, Face The Nation moderator John Dickerson joins CBSN from Washington, DC.
Inside the Battle to Run CBS News
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyABC News’ Wednesday announcement of the historic appointment of former top CBS News executive Kim Godwin as the first Black woman, indeed the first woman, to lead the Disney-owned network’s news division was the initial step in an unprecedented game of broadcast news musical chairs involving ABC and CBS.Godwin’s departure from CBS, where she was the influential executive vice president in charge of global news gathering operations, comes a day after her immediate superior, CBS News President Susan Zirinsky, acknowledged her plans to step down after two troubled and tumultuous years capping a four-decade career as a star producer of such iconic CBS programs as 48 Hours.Ironically, while Godwin was—on paper, at least—Zirinsky’s principal deputy, she was also one of her most powerful detractors at the network, according to multiple CBS insiders who spoke with The Daily Beast on condition of not being identified.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Clint Frazier’s late benching gone-wrong may be telling Yankees sign
DUNEDIN, Fla. — If you look closely, it sure seems like the Yankees are using a platoon in left field, as a change in the Blue Jays’ pitching plans put Clint Frazier back on the bench for Wednesday’s 5-4 loss at TD Ballpark. After Frazier broke out of an 0-for-17 slump on Tuesday, he wasn’t...
3/13: Trump, Kasich, Sanders
The latest news from an increasingly tense campaign trail, with Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, and others
CDC reports 5,800 Covid infections in fully vaccinated people
About 5,800 people out of tens of millions who have been vaccinated against coronavirus have become infected anyway, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells CNN.
Corporate leaders meet to discuss states' efforts to change voting laws
More than a hundred corporate leaders met virtually over the weekend to discuss states' efforts to change voting laws. Nsé Ufot, the CEO of the New Georgia Project, joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero with more on the impact of these new voting laws.
US is expected to sanction Russia and expel Russian officials in response to hacks and election interference
The Biden administration is expected to announce sanctions as soon as Thursday targeting Russian individuals and entities, in addition to the expulsion of as many as a dozen Russian diplomats from the US in response to the hack of SolarWinds and election interference, according to two sources familiar with the plans.
Q&A: Gun rights advocate Sandy Froman
In a rare interview, National Rifle Association board member and past president Sandy Froman explains the organization's opposition to many proposed gun control laws.
New York county top cop Geraldine Hart, first woman to lead the department, to step down
Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine will be stepping down from the job next month after three years on the job, according to Wednesday reports.
Fifth of Americans refuse to get coronavirus vaccine as Johnson & Johnson shot is put on hold
About one out of every five Americans say they will never get a COVID-19 vaccine if they can avoid it.
Embiid, 76ers top undermanned Nets 123-117 for 1st in East
Joel Embiid had 39 points and 13 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers beat Brooklyn 123-117 on Wednesday night in an anticipated matchup that fizzled with the Nets missing their biggest stars.
Jeffrey Goldberg on the Obama doctrine
Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic wrote the cover story in this month’s magazine, zeroing in on President Obama’s foreign policy legacy. Goldberg recounts President Obama’s greatest triumphs and missteps in the final months of his administration.
New York Times accused of 'activism' after shaming CEOs who didn’t sign 'big defense of voting rights'
The New York Times faced intense backlash and accusations of full-throated "activism" Wednesday after publishing an apparent attempt to shame CEOs whose names did not appear on an open letter expressing solidarity toward "democracy."
FLASHBACK: FDR's attempt to 'pack the court' in 1937
Decades before President Biden established a commission to explore an expansion of the Supreme Court, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made his own push to “pack the court” in the midst of the Great Depression.
CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll: Is Trump on track to win nomination?
CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto weighs in ahead of Tuesday’s primary elections. Donald Trump’s continued durability and widespread success suggest he will keep on winning. The CBS News Battleground Tracker polls show Trump leading in every state except Ohio, where the front-runner is neck-and-neck with Gov. John Kasich.
Body of missing LSU student Kori Gauthier found in Mississippi River, authorities say
A body recovered from the Mississippi River in St. John the Baptist Parish has been identified as missing LSU student Kori Gauthier, police say.
The legacy of Alison Parker and Adam Ward
Roanoke, Va., TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were victims of one of the more notorious acts of violence in 2015. Erin Moriarty takes a look at how her parents responded to their on-air murders with a mission: fight for strengthened background checks and to close loopholes in gun sales.
The Marines' firepower of choice
David Martin reports on the latest weapon of the U.S. Marine Corps - the M4 rifle - and about the special relationship Marines have with their firearms.
COVID-19 vaccine appointments will be open to all 16+ before midnight in California
By Thursday morning, everyone 16 or older in California will be eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
'F9' trailer teases Vin Diesel, John Cena showdown: 'You turned your back on me'
The two actors face off in the latest installment of the "Fast & Furious" franchise, which is set to be released on June 25. John Cena stars as Jakob Toretto, the brother of Dom, played by Vin Diesel, and Mia, who is portrayed by Jordana Brewster.
Guns as a way of life in Wyoming
In the wide-open spaces of the American West, guns are woven into the tapestry of life in ways city-dwellers may not understand. Ted Koppel visits the town of Cody, Wyoming, to find out how, for the majority of families, guns are inseparable from a way of life.
C.D.C. Panel Keeps Pause on Use of J&J Vaccine, Weighing Risks
An advisory committee debated the very few cases of a rare blood disorder and worried about the suspension’s effect on global needs for a one-shot, easy-to-ship vaccine.
An American tragedy
According to multiple sources, around 100 children are killed accidentally with guns in the United States every year. Martha Teichner speaks with a young man who, as a 10-year-old, accidentally shot and killed his younger sister, and how it affected his family ever since.
A history of guns in America
No other developed country has embraced guns more than the United States. Just how did firearms become such a big part of American culture? Lee Cowan reports.
Brad Pitt leaves medical center in a wheelchair post-dentist
He's probably a little too old to be having his wisdom teeth removed.
Alex Rodriguez’s ESPN bosses mad at getting scooped on Timberwolves deal
Sports site the Athletic scooped ESPN — which pays A-Rod as a commentator — on the story Saturday.
Allen scores 15 in return, Cavaliers beat Hornets 103-90
Taurean Prince scored a season-high 25 points with six 3-pointers, Jarrett Allen had 15 points and eight rebounds in his first action since March 26 and the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Charlotte Hornets their third straight loss at home Wednesday night, 103-90.
Kings of Leon set to perform on first night of NFL draft
Kings of Leon will help kick off NFL draft activities on a stage close to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame later this month.