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'The Senate has discovered water': How the parliamentarian could reshape the Biden agenda

A crucial decision this week by the Senate's parliamentarian could have sweeping ramifications for Joe Biden and future presidents to ram their agendas through the chamber along straight party-lines, putting Democrats on the cusp of pushing the rules further than they've gone before.
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How an Insurgency Threatens Mozambique’s Gas Bonanza
One of the world’s poorest countries could be transformed by Africa’s biggest-ever private investment splurge, but there’s a problem. Increasingly brazen attacks by Islamist insurgents are threatening plans to tap huge natural gas deposits found off Mozambique’s northern coast a decade ago. More than 2,600 people have died and over 700,000 have been displaced since the violence began in 2017. The country’s export ambitions are linked to giant projects by France’s Total SE and Italy’s Eni SpA, an
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Michael Flynn Praises 'Great' QAnon Slogan Amid Standing Ovation at Nashville Event
The former national security adviser also took a question from an audience member that appeared to stem from a key QAnon belief.
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Airbus testing bus-like seating in airplanes
Commercial jet maker Airbus is experimenting with a bench seating concept, which could make it possible for airlines to charge passengers based on their size. Kris Van Cleave reports not everyone is on board with the idea.
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Are lithium-ion batteries too dangerous?
With the recent rash of hoverboard fires and e-cigarette explosions, the lithium-ion batteries that run them are under heightened scrutiny. Vinita Nair takes a look at what might be to blame for these flare-ups.
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At least six dead after violent weather pounds several states
A weather system producing tornadoes and severe thunderstorms caused chaos in the South and along the East Coast. At least six people were killed. Chip Reid reports from Waverly, Virginia, where three people died.
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Apple files motion to block order to unlock terrorist's iPhone
The FBI and Apple are still duking it out over whether or not the tech giant will unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. Apple maintains that unlocking the phone would lead to an invasion of privacy on the part of the government. Jeff Pegues reports.
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Neighborhoods flattened by Syrian war
In Syria, it's become common for a neighborhood to turn into a battlefield without warning. Elizabeth Palmer visited one such place with the Syrian army for a rare look at the devastating civil war.
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Democrats vying for minority votes heading into South Carolina
Hillary Clinton is polling well with minority supporters as the Democratic campaign trail moves through South Carolina and southern Super Tuesday states. Bernie Sanders needs to make a dent in those numbers if he hopes to keep his campaign going. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Why Wall Street is so excited about bank stocks
For years, Wall Street turned up its nose at America's bank stocks. Now, the sector is getting tons of love as investors eye the economic recovery, which is set to benefit big lenders.
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Barack Obama's Stepmother, Kezia Obama, Has Died
Her passing comes just weeks after the death of the former president's step-grandmother at the age of 99.
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Republicans talk tax returns before debate
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney suggested Wednesday that a "bombshell" is waiting in Donald Trump's tax returns. Trump responded with an insult while his two biggest rivals, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, vowed to release their tax returns. Major Garrett reports.
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Texas Police Officer Hospitalized After Being Shot During Traffic Stop
The Burleson Police Department said an officer was transported to hospital after being shot multiple times during an early morning traffic stop.
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Super Tuesday: Your ticket to Election 2016's battle royale
The election season gets down to brass tacks on Super Tuesday, when about half the delegates needed for the GOP nomination and a third of those needed for the Democratic nomination go up for grabs. The stakes are high, and tensions even higher.
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US coordinates Afghanistan pullout with NATO withdrawal
President Joe Biden's top national security aides are consulting with NATO to coordinate the alliance's withdrawal from Afghanistan with the planned U.S. pullout by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks
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Snoring linked to learning hurdles in kids, study finds
Snoring — and the health issues it creates — is a problem long presumed to be reserved for adults. But new research reveals that snoring children are suffering during waking hours too.
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Asia's prisons are filling up with women serving long sentences for minor drug crimes
It was dark when the plane touched down in Hong Kong from Phnom Penh. Noor Yuni swiftly cleared immigration and collected her luggage. But as she approached the "nothing to declare" lane, a customs officer pulled her aside, she says.
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Turkey enters partial lockdown during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
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Chiefs' 'prayers focused' on recovery of 5-year-old victim in Britt Reid crash, team says
The Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday released a statement about the charges former coach Britt Reid is facing from a crash in February that left a 5-year-old girl with brain damage.
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Ex-Mexican president: "Not going to pay for that f***ing wall"
Former Mexican president Vicente Fox made it very clear in an interview with Jorge Ramos how he feels about Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Newyorker.com editor Nick Thompson joined CBSN to discuss the comments.
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The Racist Attacks Against Kristen Clarke End Now. The Senate Must Confirm Her | Opinion
A dangerous smear campaign has been launched in an effort to spread misinformation about Ms. Clarke, her values, and her record. It cannot be allowed to succeed.
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Officer who shot Daunte Wright to death and police chief resign
Protesters and law enforcement clashed in a Minneapolis suburb for the third night in a row. The officer and Brooklyn Center's police chief resigned.
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Latest: Apple files motion to vacate judge's order
Apple has responded to a judge's order to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters by filing a motion to vacate the order. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid joins with the latest details.
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Biden draws on long history with the war in Afghanistan as he prepares to announce troop withdrawal
It's an image President Joe Biden kept returning to: the sight of helicopters evacuating Americans from Saigon during the last major battle of the Vietnam War.
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GOP Debate: What's at stake?
The five remaining Republican candidates for president will all be looking to make an impact Thursday night as they face off in their final debate before Super Tuesday. The debate comes as new polls show Ted Cruz leading Donald Trump by 15 points in Texas while Trump holds a commanding lead over Marco Rubio in Florida. Political contributor Leslie Sanchez joins CBSN for more on the GOP race.
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Coast Guard boat overturns off NYC coast
A group of rescuers had to be rescued themselves Thursday morning after a Coast Guard boat overturned while tending to a group of fishermen caught in high waves. No one was hurt in the incident. Jamie Yuccas joins CBSN with more.
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DOJ nominee Kristen Clarke faces Senate as supporters say civil rights chief is badly needed
Kristen Clarke, President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, heads to her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday as a groundswell of supporters says there's an urgency for Clarke to take office and lead the team of federal prosecutors to address recent allegations of unconstitutional acts across the country, including police killings of unarmed people of color.
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Dr. Fauci on Tucker Carlson's comment: Typical crazy conspiracy theory
Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to Fox News host Tucker Carlson after Carlson suggested Covid-19 vaccines are not effective.
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PA Cops: Honors student isn't who he says he is
Pennsylvania police made a shocking discovery when they found out that a 23-year-old Ukrainian national was posing as a high school honors student. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers and Kristine Johnson have more details.
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House committee to vote on bill to grant DC statehood
The House Oversight and Reform Committee is slated to hold a vote on Wednesday to approve a bill that would grant statehood to Washington, DC, a Democratic priority that still faces obstacles for final passage even when the party controls both chambers on Capitol Hill and the White House.
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Holly Holm's gym: "A champion factory"
60 Minutes Sports covers the Jackson Wink MMA Academy -- an elite training ground for some of the best MMA fighters in the world including UFC Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm who pulled off a stunning upset victory over Ronda Rousey. Watch Tuesday, March 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
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Stacey Abrams' Organization Tells Hollywood To 'Stay and Fight' in Georgia
The specter of a Hollywood boycott is once again looming in the state. Will Smith's upcoming film "Emancipation" was the first to pull its production this week.
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The Queen returns to royal duties following Prince Philip's death
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has held her first in-person engagement since the death of her husband, Prince Philip, last Friday.
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The Queen returns to royal duties following Prince Philip's death
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has held her first in-person engagement since the death of her husband, Prince Philip, last Friday.
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National weather forecast: Winter weather hangs on in the West
Winter weather continues to hang on across the West with heavy snow for the Rockies including Colorado and Wyoming on Wednesday.   
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Asia's prisons are filling up with women. Many are victims of the war on drugs
It was dark when the plane touched down in Hong Kong from Phnom Penh. Noor Yuni swiftly cleared immigration and collected her luggage. But as she approached the "nothing to declare" lane, a customs officer pulled her aside, she says.
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2 men arrested in 1996 disappearance of college student Kristin Smart
Paul Flores, 44, was taken into custody and charged with murder. No bail has been set.
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See how French winemakers are trying to save their crops from frost
An early spring frost has devastated some of France's world-famous vineyards, despite efforts by winemakers who lit up thousands of heaters to keep their crops warm.
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Can Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz stop Donald Trump?
Ahead of the last GOP debate before Super Tuesday, Donald Trump is leading Marco Rubio in Florida, but losing to Ted Cruz in Texas. Do either of these senators have what it takes to beat Trump for the GOP nomination? Bob Cusack, editor-in-chief of The Hill, joins CBSN to discuss.
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Live updates: Biden to formally announce troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, pay respects to fallen service members
On Capitol Hill, a House committee is expected to vote to advance legislation that would create a commission to study whether to pay reparations to descendants of slaves.
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As COVID-19 wanes, employees want more from work, including child care and flexibility
As COVID-19 wanes and offices reopen, many employees want flexible work schedules, help with child care and other employer support, a new report finds     
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Aloha! How esports Overwatch League discovered Hawaii was key to 2021 in-season tournaments
The Overwatch League will send the North American tournament champion for each of the four in-season tournaments to Hawaii for the finale.       
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Ex-Jets star Al Toon's daughter dead in apparent murder-suicide, police say
The daughter of former New York Jets star Al Toon died Sunday in an apparent murder-suicide in Arizona, authorities said.
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Was deadly car-to-car shooting road rage, or thrill kill?
When a Seattle man is brutally murdered at a red light, police suspect road rage – at first. Then, the case takes a bizarre turn. Peter Van Sant previews Saturday's all-new "48 Hours." Watch "A Student of Murder" Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
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Have no idea what's happened during awards season? Here are the highs and lows you missed
From Viola Davis' priceless SAG win to Jason Sudeikis' speech-ready sweatshirts, here are the best and worst moments from the COVID-era awards season.       
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The fight over who will pay for Texas blackouts gears up
A high-stakes struggle is taking place in federal bankruptcy courts, in state courts and in the Texas legislature.
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Caron Nazario saw Eric Garner, his ‘uncle,’ die in police hands. Then officers assaulted him six years later.
Nazario, an Army officer who was pulled over in uniform and pepper-sprayed in Windsor, Va., mourned Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by New York police officers in 2014.
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Trump didn’t bring White working-class voters to the Republican Party. The data suggest he kept them away.
White working class voters were moving to the Republican party before Trump. He stopped the trend.
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Why your state might lose or gain clout in Congress after the census is released
Some states will gain seats after the census, while others such as Rhode Island will likely lose them. And even after the changes, House members from some states will still represent a starkly different number of people than others.
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