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Tishaura Jones Elected First Black Woman Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri

Now that Jones is mayor, she'll have to lead the city's recovery from COVID-19 and address its high murder rate.
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Detroit man wrongly imprisoned for drug killings released
After spending nearly a decade in prison for a crime he did not commit, 23-year-old Davontae Sanford was freed Wednesday after a judge vacated his murder conviction. Michelle Miller reports.
Israel retaliates after Tel Aviv terror attack
Palestinian work permits have been revoked after a deadly terror attack in Tel Aviv. CBS News' Jonathan Vigliotti has the latest.
What President Obama will tell Bernie Sanders in their meeting today
CBS News' Nancy Cordes explains why Bernie Sanders is meeting with President Obama.
Tennis star vows to appeal multi-year doping ban
Tennis star Maria Sharapova says she'll appeal a two-year suspension for doping. The winner of five Grand Slam titles admits using a drug that is banned in the U.S. She said it was prescribed for health reasons, but investigators decided she used it to improve her play. Dana Jacobson reports.
Girl Scouts CEO on global sisterhood, attracting minorities
More than one-third of all American women today have been in Girl Scouts. Famous alums include actress Grace Kelly, astronaut Sally Ride, tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and singer Taylor Swift. Despite its previous popularity, the 104-year-old organization has faced declining membership and struggled to recruit minority members. In this exclusive interview, CEO Anna Maria Chavez joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how the Girl Scouts plans to face these new challenges.
Indianapolis Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting
Members of Indianapolis’ tight-knit Sikh community joined with city officials to call for gun reforms Saturday as they mourned the deaths of four Sikhs who were among the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse.
Morris Brown's reaccreditation could signal more longevity among HBCUs
It is no secret that at some point, something went very wrong at Morris Brown College. It was a disappointing, though not unfamiliar story. A school with a dedicated faculty and loyal students had run into financial challenges that eventually made it impossible to operate.
Watchdog: FDA food recall procedures put consumers at risk
A government watchdog is warning the FDA its food recall process is not adequate, and sometimes dangerous. An inspector general is issuing the rare alert, saying the FDA's lack of effective recall procedures left some consumers "at risk of illness or death." Only on "CBS This Morning" Anna Werner spoke with the investigator working on the audit.
Israel retaliates after deadly terror attack at market
Israel is retaliating after a deadly attack on Israeli civilians. Security camera video captured the moment where two Palestinian gunmen killed four people and wounded at least five others at a Tel Aviv restaurant. Both suspects are under arrest, and Israel is sending hundreds of extra troops to the West Bank. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
What Clinton campaign wants from Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders meets with President Obama Thursday at the White House, as Democrats are telling the presidential candidate it's time to get in line and unite the Democratic Party. Clinton made history this week, becoming the first female presumptive presidential nominee of a major U.S. political party. Gerald Seib, Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau chief, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how Sanders' actions could impact Clinton's campaign.
Watch: Coin toss lands right on the edge
This usually never happens, but during a coin flip before the Colombia-Paraguay soccer game, the coin managed to land right on the edge.
Adult baby store draws controversy
A new baby store in Chicago is drawing criticism from residents in the area, but this baby store is for adults. Audrina Beegus from CBS Chicago station WBBM joins CBSN with details on the controversy.
After outcry, Biden plans to lift refugee cap in May
After outcry, Pres. Biden plans to lift the refugee cap in May.
Muhammad Ali memorial attracts ticket scalpers
Free tickets were given out for Muhammad Ali's memorial service in his hometown of Louisville. Ticket scalpers are taking advantage and trying to sell those tickets online. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has more.
Russian suspects in Salisbury poisoning linked to blast in Czech Republic
The suspects of the 2018 novichok nerve agent poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, England, have been linked to a 2014 blast in the Czech Republic that killed two people.
At least four dead in Tel Aviv shooting
Israeli police say at least four people were killed and several more wounded after two gunmen opened fire on a popular area for locals and tourists in Tel Aviv. CBS News foreign correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti joins CBSN with the latest.
Sacramento police officers hospitalized after protesters spray them with unknown 'irritant'
Four police officers in Sacramento, California, were hospitalized Saturday night after being sprayed with an unknown "liquid irritant" during an anti-police protest.
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.
Full interview: Clinton on challenges after making history
On the day after she made history as the first woman to become the nominee of a major party, Hillary Clinton spoke with "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley about the history making moment, the challenges going forward and Donald Trump. Watch the full interview.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A royal feud has some Jordanians asking: Is this the monarchy we want?
The shocking rupture between King Abdullah and his half-brother Prince Hamzah has caused many Jordanians to reappraise their country's monarchy.
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.
‘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
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.
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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.
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Jake Paul says Ben Askren lucky fight was stopped: 'The ref saved him'
"I had another big motherf*cking right hand coming for him."       Related StoriesJake Paul says Ben Askren lucky fight was stopped: 'The ref saved him' - EnclosureTriller Fight Club results: Jake Paul TKOs Ben Askren in first round of boxing match - EnclosureThe ringside video of Jake Paul knocking out Ben Askren is insane 
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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.
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