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Marc Gasol stuffed the stat sheet with 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four blocks as the Lakers defeated Toronto 110-101 in Tampa, Fla.

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Tributes Paid to Rapper Black Rob Who Is Dead at 51
New York rapper Black Rob died in an Atlanta hospital on April 17, after he suffered kidney failure.
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Publishers Are Using E-books to Extort Schools and Libraries
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos via GettyDuring a rough pandemic year of distance learning, e-books—cheap to distribute, searchable, easy to annotate, and accessible on devices that students use every day—became the default choice in many schools.So you might think that e-books should be freely available to teachers and students to use in the same ways they’ve long used paper books, and at comparable prices. But they’re not.Instead, many of the biggest publishers are charging schools and libraries top dollar, putting digital books out of reach for tons of kids who need them while putting severe restrictions on how schools can use the books they’re now renting, rather than owning. The draconian terms mean, for example, that a single e-copy of The Diary of Anne Frank can cost a school district as much as $27 per student per year—with the lion’s share of the money going to billion-dollar publishing companies.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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The Nonviolent Sit-Ins That Desegregated Nashville’s Lunch Counters
via Library of CongressOn April 19, we will commemorate—as well we should—the twenty-sixth anniversary of the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. But April 19 is also the anniversary of another consequential, albeit lesser known, bombing: On that date in 1960, a bomb went off at the home of Alexander Looby, the Black lawyer representing students and other activists arrested in sit-ins aimed at integrating downtown Nashville. Looby and his family survived, but the bomb blew out 147 windows at a nearby medical college.The sit-ins had been going on for several weeks. Leaders of the movement, brought together by the Rev. Kelly Miller Smith and trained in nonviolent direct action by James Lawson, included a who’s who of future luminaries: John Lewis, Bernard Lafayette, James Bevel, and C.T. Vivian hailed from the American Baptist Theological Seminary; and Diane Nash and Marion Barry were from Fisk University.The early morning bombing led these leaders to immediately organize a march. Within a few hours. some 4,000 people descended upon City Hall, where Nash and Vivian confronted Mayor Ben West. Less than a month later, an agreement to desegregate lunch counters was reached—the first in a city below the Mason-Dixon line. Martin Luther King Jr. called the effort “electrifying.” The Nashville Movement, he said, was “the best organized and most disciplined in the Southland.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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What It’s Like Visiting Botswana Right Now
GettyWhen another Land Cruiser passes ours we rumble to a halt. It’s not uncommon to stop and share animal intel on safari, but I’m more curious about what lodge the car belongs to and how many guests they have in camp, rather than finding what animals they’ve seen. Considering it’s the first car we’ve seen on our 2.5-hour journey from Linyanti (in the north Chobe National Park) to Savuti (a bit further south), my curiosity is at an all-time high.Ordinarily this wouldn’t be the case. Although Botswana is known to limit tourists (thanks to the country’s high-end tourism model that keeps numbers low), it never has a shortage of trucks filled with travelers dressed in beige, pocketed gear with binoculars slung around their necks. On this late March day though, khaki-clad tourists are few and far between and I can’t help but feel like I quite literally have the whole of the coveted Chobe to myself.It’s less than ideal to see a lack of tourists in a place that needs them most, but there’s no denying that having an entire national park to yourself has its benefits–not bothering about making conversation with other guests on your vehicle or sharing a sighting with the click click of cameras in your ear.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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U.S. military members used to pull off insurance fraud
Members of the military are being used to help pull off insurance fraud, where U.S. taxpayers are the victim. Jim Axelrod has more on an insurance scam CBS News is exposing.
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Derek DelGaudio's Magic Is So Great It Makes You Want to Cry
Catlin Ochs/New York Times via ReduxAt the very end of his brilliant new memoir Amoralman, the magician Derek DelGaudio offers his reader a little piece of thread that if pulled hard enough might unravel everything that’s come before. That is, he dares you to contemplate the idea that everything he’s told you so far is a lie. The extraordinary thing is that this offer enhances rather than undercuts his story.Here’s how that plays out: At the beginning of the book, DelGaudio tells about a period in his distant past—distant enough, anyway, for the statute of limitations to have run out—when for six months or so he made his living dealing crooked poker games. In particular he describes a game in which one player kept losing money until he was broke and finally pulled a gun. Turned out he only wanted to know what he could get for the piece to stay in the game. Big exhale. Then, at the end of the book, DelGaudio recounts his last meeting with Ronnie, the card mechanic who’d taught him how to deal a crooked game, and Ronnie tells of the time he dealt a game where a guy pulled a gun—precisely the same story DelGaudio told earlier.“You should put that in your book,” Ronnie tells him, adding, “Just don’t mention me. Say it happened to you.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Samuel Little Says He Killed 93 People. Why Don’t You Know His Name?
FBIBetween 1970 and 2005, Samuel Little allegedly murdered 93 people, according to his own confessions. That means he killed more people than Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy combined. He claims to be the most prolific serial killer in American history. So why don’t you know his name?Starz’s new true crime docuseries Confronting a Serial Killer, premiering Sunday night, details how Little, who died in 2020, made his away across the country over the course of decades, treating back alleys, pick-up corners, and underbelly jukebox joints as his hunting ground, targeting prostitutes and drug addicts—often poor women of color—and strangling them to death.His rap sheet over the years was over 100 pages long—rape, assault, even murder—and he was tried three times, but, despite witness testimony from survivors, he was repeatedly acquitted and spent little time in jail.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Stanford attacker's letter to the judge
Before Brock Turner was sentenced for assaulting an unconscious woman, he wrote to the judge pleading not to go to prison and apologizing for his actions. In the letter obtained by CBS News, Turner gives his view of that night -- fails to take full responsibility for the assault. John Blackstone has more.
For Some Americans, Getting A Vaccine Is As Easy As Showing Up To Work
Companies like Tyson and Amazon are offering on-site coronavirus vaccinations to their employees in order remove barriers to getting the shots.
Sanders is still pursuing Clinton
Despite clinching the nomination, Hillary Clinton is still being pursued by rival Bernie Sanders, who declines to acknowledge defeat. But the pressure to exit gracefully is growing, reports Nancy Cordes.
Mochi Ice Cream Has Been My Best Snack Discovery This Year
Photo Illustration: Scouted/The Daily Beast/MochidokiScouted Report: Mochi ice cream from Mochidoki and My/Mochi is the perfect snack to cure anyone's afternoon cravings.My snacking habits have been exacerbated by working from home and being around, well, all of my snacks. Chips and salsa is my go-to at 3:00pm, or sometimes I’ll go healthy and douse cucumbers in chili crisp. But there’s one snack that I know will continue to be something I reach for far after we’re not stuck at home anymore and that’s mochi ice cream.If you’re not familiar with mochi itself, let me break it down for you. Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made from glutinous rice, which is pounded out into a gelatinous, thick, sticky paste that can be rolled into balls and stuffed with sweet or savory ingredients. Pair that with ice cream and you have the perfect bite for an afternoon sweet treat. The best part of eating mochi ice cream is that it requires some patience to get the best experience — it helps me slow down a bit. You have to let it sit after you take it out of the freezer, allowing the mochi itself to soften and the ice cream to slightly melt — this is the best way to experience the squishiness of the mochi with the creamy, firmness of the ice cream. My two favorites have been from Mochidoki (which just opened their first shop in NYC) and My/Mochi. I gravitate towards classic flavors like chocolate and vanilla, but the red bean from Mochidoki is probably my all time favorite — red bean is an underutilized ingredient in western desserts, in my opinion. It’s sweet with a slight hint of savoriness which helps hit all my cravings.Read more at The Daily Beast.
The Frustrating Reason We’re Flying Blind on New COVID Variants
GettyCOVID infections are up in many U.S. states as new variants spread, state and local authorities end social distancing rules and mask mandates, and pandemic-weary Americans let down their guard.If that weren’t bad enough, fewer and fewer of those same tired Americans are getting tested for the virus. Fewer tests means less data—and less early warning when new variants evolve and spread.Welcome to Rabbit Hole, where we dive deep on the biggest story. It’s for Beast Inside members only. Join up today.Read more at The Daily Beast.
CNN’s New Morning Duo Eager to Call ‘Bullsh*t’ in the AM
John Nowak/CNNAmid a flurry of post-election cable news shakeups earlier this year, CNN announced Brianna Keilar would move from her early afternoon slot to New Day, the network’s flagship weekday morning show, alongside John Berman. Keilar will replace longtime co-anchor Alisyn Camerota, who in turn will move to afternoons for a two-hour broadcast with Victor Blackwell.Keilar, who has become well-known for her scathing “Roll the Tape” segments—which have called out what she described as “total bullshit,” frequently targeting the conspiratorial rhetoric of rival network Fox News—will officially make her debut on the New Day set this Monday.Chatting via Zoom with The Daily Beast, Keilar and Berman talked about their competitors at Fox & Friends and MSNBC’s Morning Joe; how they plan to change the CNN morning broadcast; whether there’s a danger in giving airtime to known liars and peddlers of disinformation; and whether Keilar’s fiery fact-check segments will be a recurring feature of their show.Read more at The Daily Beast.
Hillary Clinton on her challenges going forward
On the heels of making history as the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a major party, Hillary Clinton spoke with "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley about Donald Trump, her unfavorability rating and challenges going forward.
Chloé Zhao Is Making History. But Hollywood Is Still a Nightmare for Asian Women.
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos via Getty/Alamy“I want more stories of women who try hard to raise their voices, but are shut down by society,” says Vietnamese American memoirist Le Ly Hayslip from her home near San Diego.One of Hayslip’s books became a benchmark film by Oliver Stone called Heaven and Earth. While we’ve had 184 “Vietnam War movies,” most all of these have been from the point of view of the soldiers who fought there. Only one Hollywood Vietnam War movie centers a Vietnamese woman—the one based on her life.On March 16, 2021, a gunman murdered six Asian American women in Georgia. In its wake, those who have punched down on Asians for decades, like comedian Jay Leno, have suddenly issued public mea culpas. But nothing will change until AAPI women’s stories are funded and produced. That horrible mid-March show of brutality, on the anniversary of the My Lai Massacre (the slaughtering of elders, women and children during the American War in Vietnam), has brought attention to the over-sexualization and erasure of AAPI women by Tinseltown.Read more at The Daily Beast.
The Squishy Sadness of the Last Moderate Republicans
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos via GettyYou’d think that four years of rolling over for abuses of democracy might make the last moderate Republicans at least pretend to be a little sheepish about what they’re entitled to, but no. They’re triggered, so triggered that anonymous aides are making the rounds saying things like, “The administration roundly dismissed our effort as wholly inadequate in order to justify its go-it-alone strategy.” Yes, Republicans are embracing bipartisanship now that they’ve lost the House, the Senate and the presidency. If Biden really cared about America, they’re whining, he’d give Republicans a few little wins like letting them chip away at the agenda that swept Democrats into power.The senators who call themselves the G-10, elevating themselves to nation status, are real mad. That crew includes Lisa Murkowski, who voted with Trump 72.6 percent of the time and Mitt Romney, who voted with Trump 75 percent of the time. Rob Portman, who’s retiring, and Bill Cassidy, who did vote to impeach Trump after he led an armed insurrection at the Capitol so congratulations, I guess, for doing the bare minimum? And I guess the others—Shelley Moore Capito, Todd Young, Jerry Moran, Susan Collins, Thom Tillis and Mike Rounds—consider themselves moderates because they didn’t try to overturn the election?Read more at The Daily Beast.
Deadly shooting at Tel Aviv market
At least 4 people were killed in a popular Israeli market when two Palestinian men opened fire. Jonathan Vigliotti has more.
‘Are You the One?’ Contestant Gianna Hammer Claims Production ‘Drugged’ Her and Covered Up Sexual Assault
Courtesy Gianna HammerWhen Gianna Hammer was cast in MTV’s Are You the One?, she felt she couldn’t possibly pass up the opportunity to be a part of the hit reality television competition. After all, what single 21-year-old would turn down spending a few weeks filming in the Dominican Republic, a chance to win $45,000 and getting to flirt with 11 attractive young men, with the very likely chance of flying back to the U.S. with a boyfriend in tow?But Hammer, now 25, has been reluctant to talk about her experience, telling The Daily Beast that while shooting Season 5 of the show in the fall of 2016, she was “drugged” by production and “sexually assaulted” by a fellow cast member, whose name she’s asked The Daily Beast to withhold.And instead of promptly kicking the contestant off the show after several other cast members had to physically pull Hammer from the bed, she says producers for Lighthearted Entertainment persuaded Hammer to allow the man to stay, their solution being for him to sleep on the couch and cut them both off from drinking alcohol for the rest of filming.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
Australia in 'no hurry' to open borders to visitors
Australia is in "no hurry" to open its international borders and risk the success that the country has had with the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday.
Deadly shooting attack in Tel Aviv market
At least four people were killed and several more wounded in a shooting at a market in Tel Aviv. Police say two gunmen have been detained. Robert Berger of CBS Radio News joins CBSN with the latest details.
Latest on deadly Tel Aviv attack
A terror attack in Tel Aviv has left at least four people dead and several injured. Police say two attackers are in custody. Former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren joins CBSN with more.
What's next for Clinton after clinching nomination?
Hillary Clinton is looking to unify the party and appeal to Bernie Sanders supporters after clinching the Democratic nomination. Kristina Schake, Clinton's deputy communications director, joins CBSN to talk about what's next for the campaign.
Mom prevents kidnapping of 13-year-old daughter
A Florida mom fought back when a man attempted to kidnap her 13-year-old daughter, and an off-duty police officer helped arrest the 30-year-old suspect. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers and Reena Nina have the story.
15,000 tickets for Muhammad Ali memorial given out in less than an hour
Tickets for Muhammad Ali's public memorial service in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday are completely gone -- with more than 15,000 given out in less than an hour. CBS News correspondent Kenneth Craig joins CBSN from Louisville to describe the scene.
The Disturbing April 24 TikTok Trend Explained—and How to Report Videos
Several TikTok users have made "national day" videos in recent days, warning about the potential threat.
Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton is the last thing the U.S. needs
Donald Trump seemingly had a softer tone after his win in California. This comes amid backlash from the Republican party for some remarks he made about a Mexican-American judge that have been criticized as racist. However, the billionaire businessman is promising a major speech on Hillary Clinton on Monday. CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris, Democratic strategist Lis Smith, and former Huckabee campaign communications director Hogan Gidley join CBSN to discuss what could come from Trump's speech.
Bernie Sanders: I know it's a very steep fight
Despite Hillary Clinton's clinching of the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders says he'll still continue the fight. The Vermont senator will be meeting with President Obama on Thursday. CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris, Democratic strategist Lis Smith, and former Huckabee campaign communications director Hogan Gidley join CBSN to discuss what could come out of this meeting.
Tennis star Maria Sharapova banned for doping scandal
Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has been suspended from pro tennis for two years for using a banned substance.
Cristiano Ronaldo is $88 million man, and other MoneyWatch headlines
Soccer's Ronaldo is highest-paid athlete; Mercedes plans all-electric car; World Bank cuts growth outlook. These headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch.
Tickets for Muhammad Ali's memorial service run out
All 15,000 free tickets for Muhammad Ali's memorial service on Friday were quickly snapped up when they became available Wednesday morning.
Schieffer: Trump acted like a "boy in Sunday school" in victory speech
Former "Face The Nation" host Bob Schieffer joins CBSN to discuss Donald Trump's change in tone during his victory speech on Tuesday night.
Meryl Streep plays Donald Trump at theater gala
Meryl Streep impressively impersonated Donald Trump on stage during the Shakespeare in the Park Public Theater Gala in New York City.
Clinton, Trump focus on party unity after big primary night
CBSN's Josh Elliott talks with CBSN political contributors Leslie Sanchez and Lynda Tran about the struggle for unity going on in both the Democratic and Republican parties.
Amazon ups India investment, and other MoneyWatch headlines
Amazon's CEO sees plenty of potential in India's economy, and is investing an additional $3 billion there. CBS News MoneyWatch's Jill Wagner has that story and other business headlines on CBSN.
China's "unsafe" intercept of U.S. spy plane
CBS News' Margaret Brennan reports on the fallout after the U.S. says Chinese fighter jets made another "provocative" move near a U.S. spy plane.
Axl Rose angry over "fat meme"
Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is getting roasted on the internet over an unflattering picture. He has asked Google to erase the photo from the web but that's only fueling more memes. CBSN has a look at some of the memes going viral.
WATCH: Mother saves daughter from abduction
Terrifying video shows the moment a Florida mother stopped a would-be kidnapper from taking her daughter.
Truck slams into group of bicyclists, killing five
Five cyclists were killed and several more injured when a pickup truck driver plowed into them in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Are we seeing a new Donald Trump after Clinton clinches nomination?
CBS News' Nancy Cordes and Major Garrett join CBSN to discuss Hillary Clinton's milestone as the first woman to clinch a major party presidential nomination, as well as Donald Trump's change of tone during his victory speech on Tuesday night.
Chicago cops stand with fallen officer's son at kindergarten graduation
On Friday, Chicago police officers stood in for the late officer Alejandro Valadez at his son's kindergarten graduation. Valadez was gunned down in the line of duty three months before his son was born. The head of the department led a huge police celebration at the school.
Powerball Results, Numbers for 4/17/21: Did Anyone Win the $79 Million?
The winning numbers in Saturday night's drawing of the Powerball were 10, 21, 26, 41 and 49. The Powerball was 25 and the Power Play was X2.
"Hamilton" actresses on how Broadway show empowers
Powerful women are making a name for themselves in "Hamilton," just like the women they play. Broadway's biggest hit goes into Sunday's Tony Awards with a record 16 nominations. They include nods for two of the three actresses who play the Schuyler sisters. Jamie Wax spoke with Renée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones about working on the groundbreaking show.
Food & Wine reveals best new restaurants of 2016
First on "CBS This Morning," Food & Wine magazine unveils its second annual list of Restaurants of the Year. The magazine's picks for the 10 best new places to eat in America will be in the upcoming July issue. The restaurants range from an inexpensive Los Angeles eatery with a new approach to fast food, to a Washington, D.C., spot that sources all of its ingredients from the mid-Atlantic region. Food & Wine magazine editor Nilou Motamed joins "CBS This Morning" to reveal which restaurants made the cut.
Close friend adopts cancer victim's six kids
What would you do if a dear friend who was dying of breast cancer asked you to take care of her children, ranging from ages two to 15? For Stephanie Culley, her husband and three kids, the answer was simple -- open their home and their hearts. Dana Jacobson reports.
Reform program for shoplifters faces legal fight
San Francisco hopes a new tactic will stop a Utah company's controversial approach to shoplifters. Corrective Education Company uses what's called "restorative justice" instead of jail to teach shoplifters to reform. According to court documents, major retailers including Walmart and Bloomingdale's have had private security agreements with the firm. Only on "CBS This Morning," the San Francisco city attorney shows Anna Werner why he's asking for an injunction over what he calls "extortion" against the suspects.
Thousands expected to attend Muhammad Ali's funeral
Thousands of tickets to Muhammad Ali's memorial service are being distributed to the public. Preparations for his funeral services have been underway for more than a decade. Ali put together his own plans in the city where his boxing career began. Jericka Duncan reports from Louisville, Kentucky.
Dickerson on Clinton's historic win, Paul Ryan's challenge
CBS News political director and "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss Hillary Clinton's historic night, becoming the first woman to become the presumptive presidential nominee of a major U.S. political party, and efforts to push for unity in both Democratic and Republican Parties.
NFL Twitter hacking exposes weaknesses
Hackers took over the NFL's Twitter account Tuesday and falsely claimed commissioner Roger Goodell had died. Reena Ninan reports on how the latest social media data breach may have happened.