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Jason Reynolds writes for youth "searching for themselves as characters"
New York Times best-selling author Jason Reynolds says he didn't read his first novel until he was 17 years old. Reynolds says he writes on topics he felt wasn't addressed when he was growing up. His new book, "Long Way Down," is about a young boy whose brother is killed by gun violence. Gayle King spoke to him to learn about his inspiration and love for literature.
Oakland A's answer 9-year-old wildfire victim's letter in person
Thousands of families who escaped from the deadly California wildfires are returning home to find nothing but rubble. Loren Smith, 9, of Santa Rosa lost his home and his cherished collection of baseball cards and memorabilia. Teams from around the country are coming together to help replace what he lost. Adriana Diaz reports.
Gold Star father Khizr Khan "disheartened" by Trump's call to widow
Khizr Khan became an advocate for gold star families after his passionate speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention where he challenged then-presidential nominee Donald Trump's stance on Muslim immigration. Now, he is critical of President Trump's phone call to the wife of a soldier killed in Niger. Khan, the father of Army Capt. Humayun Khan who was killed in Iraq in 2004, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his family's journey and new book, "An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice."
Poll: Huge Majority of Capitol Hill Aides Believe Pelosi’s Partisan Socialist Agenda Will Not Pass Congress
Punchbowl News released a new tracking poll Thursday showing a majority of senior Capitol Hill aides believe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's partisan socialist agenda will not pass Congress.
Overcrowding reduced at facility for migrant kids, but challenges remain
When CBS News toured the Donna, Texas migrant holding facility on Thursday, its detainee population had plummeted 80% from early April, officials said.
Sara Carter exclusive: Biden border policies fueling sprawling cartel-linked pot-growing operations far inland
In a special “Hannity” investigation, investigative journalist Sara Carter traveled to the Antelope Valley around Lancaster, Calif., where – hundreds of miles away from the Mexican border – the Biden border crisis is starkly affecting everyday Americans as cartel-linked marijuana growing operations have become a criminal plague on the area.
Piazza family disgusted by apparent rentals of Penn State frat house
There's more controversy for the Penn State Beta Theta Pi fraternity house linked to student Timothy Piazza's death. Information obtained by CBS News appears to show fraternity alumni can rent rooms at the disbanded fraternity house on football weekends. Jericka Duncan reports.
Fox renewed Bill O'Reilly contract despite knowledge of sexual harassment settlement
Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly vows to speak out Monday against what he says are lies in a New York Times report. The Times says the Fox News parent company, 21st Century Fox, renewed O'Reilly's multi-million-dollar contract despite knowing he had settled sexual harassment claims against him. Bianna Golodryga reports.
Catalonia plots next move amid Spain's power play
A pro-independence party in the Spanish region of Catalonia is calling for "mass civil disobedience." They are angry about the Spain's unprecedented decision and attempt to take over Catalonia's regional government after a vote for independence. Seth Doane reports from Barcelona.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces life in prison after pleading guilty to desertion
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl spent five years as a prisoner of the Taliban. Now a military judge will decide how long he will spend as a prisoner in the U.S. Bergdahl pleaded guilty last week to desertion and endangering his fellow troops. He was captured in 2009 after he abandoned his post in Afghanistan. DeMarco Morgan reports.
Trump pushes for tax reform and short-term Obamacare fix
President Trump is leaning on congressional Republicans to finish tax reform quickly. He asked GOP House members on a conference call to go along with the Senate's budget blueprint. That would make it easier to pass a tax reform. Major Garrett reports.
Texas GOP Chair Lt. Col. Allen West Challenges Reporter at Press Conference to Do 30 Pushups
He did the pushups after praising state Republicans for pushing bills that criminalize abortion and transgender-related medical care for minors.
Possible serial killer terrorizes Tampa neighborhood
A possible serial killer has a neighborhood on high alert in Tampa, Florida, after three people were shot dead in the past two weeks. Police want the public to help identify a man in a surveillance video because he may have information about the killings. Omar Villafranca reports.
FEC drops inquiry into Trump hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels
The case stems from allegations that former president Donald Trump ordered his personal lawyer at the time, Michael Cohen, to make a hush-money payment to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels.
10/22: CBS Evening News
Trump looks to tax reform after week of condolence call controversy; Milwaukee Police Dept. trains recruits to de-escalate situations
Body found near missing toddler's home
A body was found Sunday in the search for a missing 3-year-old Texas girl. The girl's father allegedly sent her outside in the middle of the night wearing pajamas as punishment for not drinking milk. Reena Ninan reports.
Milwaukee Police Dept. trains recruits to de-escalate situations
Like many police departments, Milwaukee's finest are trying to improve trust between officers and the communities they serve. That begins with the training of new recruits. Dean Reynolds reports.
Environmental pollution killing more people than war, study says
The Lancet medical journal published a new study that says environmental pollution contributed to the deaths of 9 million people in 2015 -- that's more than all forms of violence, including war. Anna Werner reports.
Groundbreaking new cancer treatment approved
A second version of a new cancer treatment that uses a patient's own cells to fight non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has been approved by the FDA. Now 15,000 people may be eligible for the treatment. Dr. Tara Narula reports.
Neither side backing down in Spain's Catalonia crisis
Spain's central government is trying to wrest control from the semi-autonomous region of Catalonia after voters there decided to secede. Seth Doane reports from Barcelona.
What Goes Up Must Come Down — Including A Giant Chinese Rocket Plunging Toward Earth
U.S. Space Command says the exact entry point into the Earth's atmosphere cannot be pinpointed until hours before its reentry, which is expected sometime around May 8.
Rob Smith blasts left for ‘woke’ influence on US military: Will destroy it ‘from the inside out’
Army veteran Rob Smith and former Navy SEAL Jack Carr defend the military from being purged of questionably extremist behavior headed by the Pentagon.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces She Will Not Seek Re-Election
First-term Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Thursday night that she will not run for re-election, shocking her supporters.
CBS Evening News, May 6, 2021
U.S. coronavirus cases hit 7-month low; After Muslim ban lifts, couple reunites just in time for their child's birth
5/6: Red and Blue
President Biden touts infrastructure plan in Louisiana; DHS Secretary Mayorkas heading to southern border
Aaron Rodgers, Who Wants Out of Green Bay, Had Glowing Ratings on Jeopardy!
The Green Bay quarterback is near the top of the ratings for guest hosts while Anderson Cooper had the lowest marks so far.
Today in History for May 7
Highlights of this day in history: The Lusitania sunk in World War I; Nazi Germany signs surrender in World War II; Vietnam's Battle of Dien Bien Phu; Composer Peter Illych Tchaikovsky born; Glenn Miller records 'Chattanooga Choo-Choo.' (May 7)
Psaki: Don't know that Sen. McConnell speaks for every Republican
White House press secretary Jen Psaki responds to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's comment that "100%" of his focus is on stopping the Biden administration.
Sen. Lankford explains "tremendous frustration" over budget process
Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, discusses the GOP budget plan that passed the Senate this week.
Open: This is Face the Nation, October 22
The latest on the deadly attack on U.S. service members in Niger, the GOP budget, and the fate of tax reform in Congress with Sen. James Lankford, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, Gold Star father Khizr Khan, and others.
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Calendar: Week of October 23
From the third annual Latin American Music Awards to a Halloween tradition, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.
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On The Trail: Gates of the Arctic National Park
At Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve, in a wild and remote stretch of Alaska, locals survive with subsistence hunting of the largest caribou herd in the U.S. Conor Knighton reports.
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Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of "Morning Joe"
For the past 10 years Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have been engaging viewers with an early morning jolt of smart political conversation on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Now they are engaged to each other - while also engaged in a tweet war with President Donald Trump. Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes" reports.
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Twitter reacts to Fabricio Werdum's controversial KO loss, Kayla Harrison's quick win at 2021 PFL 3
Check out the top Twitter reactions to Fabricio Werdum's controversial loss an Kayla Harrison's one-sided win at 2021 PFL 3.      Related StoriesMMA Junkie's 'Fight of the Month' for April: A banger in BellatorUFC on ESPN 23 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social mediaBellator 258 faceoff video highlights: Juan Archuleta, Sergio Pettis raring to go 
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Nature: Beavers
We leave you this Sunday Morning at a beaver pond in Princeton, Massachusetts. Videographer: Doug Jensen
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Remembering Chris Rosati
"Sunday Morning" first met Chris Rosati, of Durham, N.C., in 2013 after learning of his plot to steal a Krispy Kreme donut truck in order to give away donuts to kids. Rosati, who suffered from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), inspired countless others with his passion to perform random acts of kindness. Steve Hartman remembers Rosati, who died this past week at age 46.
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Donald Trump's Legal Problems Over Stormy Daniels End as FEC Closes Probe
Trump initially denied knowing about the payment but later called it "a simple private transaction."
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Ingraham: 'Pro-China, anti-Georgia' rhetoric belies Dems' 'unity' pledge
Lindsey Graham, Burgess Owens, Dinesh D'Souza, Paul Elias Alexander, Jay Bhattacharya, Lara Logan, Laura Ingraham, Mollie Hemingway
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Almanac: Parachutes
On October 22, 1797, Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first high-altitude jump when he cut loose from a balloon 3,000 feet above Paris and drifted down to Earth using a homemade parachute. Jane Pauley reports.
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Hannity blasts White House after Psaki admits strategically 'hiding Biden' from unscripted press questions
In his Opening Monologue on Thursday, host Sean Hannity declared the White House confirmed premonitions that President Joe Biden's handlers are trying to hide him from press scrutiny, after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted he is urged against taking questions from the media.
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A visit into the "Cloud"
Have you wondered where the "Cloud" is? David Pogue of Yahoo Finance visits Loudoun County in Virginia, where data centers handle up to 70% of the world's Internet traffic every day.
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Tucker Carlson Blames Biden for His Dangerous Anti-Vax Fearmongering
Fox NewsIn what has become a commonplace occurrence these days, Fox News host Tucker Carlson addressed a controversy purely of his own making on Thursday night, this time regarding his dangerous and sloppy suggestion that dozens of Americans a day are dying from the coronavirus vaccines.How did he explain away the highly misleading and disingenuous speculation? Well, by blaming it all on President Joe Biden, of course.Carlson, who has increasingly sought to cast doubt on the efficacy and safety of the highly effective vaccines, took his vaccine skepticism to new heights on Wednesday night when he cited a faulty open-sourced database dubbed a “a breeding ground for misinformation” to suggest that thousands of Americans have died from the shots.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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2021 PFL 3 video: Renan Ferreira upsets Fabricio Werdum after appearing to tap
Renan Ferreira became the latest underdog to take out a highly touted PFL free agent signing. But there may be some controversy looming.       Related Stories2021 PFL 3 video: Renan Ferreira upsets Fabricio Werdum after appearing to tap - EnclosureTwitter reacts to Fabricio Werdum's controversial KO loss, Kayla Harrison's quick win at 2021 PFL 32021 PFL 3 video: Massive favorite Kayla Harrison dominates for quick TKO - Enclosure 
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Viktoria Nasyrova: "I'm not a killer"
Watch excerpts of Peter Van Sant's interview with alleged murderer Viktoria Nasyrova at Rikers Island correctional facility in New York City.
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Dog lost in Brooklyn spotted throughout NYC before being found in deli
A chow chow named Cash broke away from his dog walker in Brooklyn. His frantic owner got off a plane at NYC's LaGuardia Airport and tracked him as people spotted him throughout NYC until finally he was finally reunited with his owner at a deli. CBS New York's Cindy Hsu reports.
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One America Appeal concert brings together five living former presidents and country music for hurricane relief
All five living former presidents attended the One America Appeal concert at Texas A&M to raise money for hurricane relief. CBS affiliate KBTX spoke to excited concertogers ahead of the show.
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Parents ask for mask exemption for kids
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