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Today in History for February 23rd

Highlights of this day in history: Iconic photo captured in Iwo Jima; Persian Gulf War begins in Kuwait; Scottish scientists clone first mammal; Stan Laurel dies; Carlos Santana wins 8 Grammy awards. (Feb. 23)      
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Hear why Rep. Lofgren released social media report on GOP colleagues
Anderson Cooper talks to Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who posted a nearly 2,000-page report documenting social media posts by her Republican colleagues who voted against certifying the presidential election results on January 6. Watch "Full Circle" every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 6p E.T.
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Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, champion of women in the arts, dies at 98
The Washington art collector founded the National Museum of Women in the Arts, which opened in the capital in 1987.
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Greene and Freedom Caucus members force delay on votes for non-controversial legislation
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and several members of the House Freedom Caucus made plans Monday night to ask for a roll call vote on a series of suspension bills.
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Meghan & Harry show how royal family missed a chance to lead on diversity, mental health
Our View: Queen Elizabeth II may be the most admired woman of all time. But Oprah bombshell suggests irreparable damage to the Royal House of Windsor.       
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South Dakota Passes Bill Restricting Transgender Girls From Sports Teams
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, says she is excited to sign a bill that lawmakers have passed that bans transgender girls from sports teams of their gender identity.
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Georgia Begins Investigating Allegations of Paying College Football Players
A high school coach in Georgia with a questionable past said Alabama and Georgia paid recruits hundreds of thousands of dollars to play college football for them.
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Illegal immigrants involved in deadly crash near US-Mexico border paid up to $10K each to be smuggled: report
The illegal immigrants who were involved in a fatal California highway crash last week reportedly paid up to $10,000 each to be smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border.  
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Rare meteorite that fell on UK driveway may contain 'ingredients for life'
A fireball that lit up the sky over the United Kingdom and Northern Europe on February 28 was an extremely rare type of meteorite. Fragments of the space rock could provide answers to questions about the early history of the solar system and life on Earth.
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Dak Prescott, Cowboys agree to lucrative contract extension
The Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott have finally agreed to a long-term deal.
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Democrats still face tricky path to gutting filibuster despite Manchin's openness to reforms
Liberal Democrats are sensing new momentum behind their years-long drive to overhaul the Senate's hallowed filibuster -- but they still face a thorny path to weaken the powerful tactic long used to derail bills that lack support from the minority party.
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Biden pledges 'all-hands-on-deck effort' to end sexual assault in military
President Biden Monday underscored his administration's effort to end sexual assault in the military Monday.
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Meghan: Archie's title was not royal family's "right to take away"
A century ago, King George V decreed the children and grandchildren of the monarch automatically get prince or princess titles. Queen Elizabeth made a special ruling to extend that to William's children.
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Anderson is asked what condiments he likes. Hear his response
Anderson takes viewers' questions about the positive and optimistic values he lives by and what condiments he likes. Watch "Full Circle" every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 6p E.T.
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Gutfeld on Harry and Meghan slamming the royals in tell-all interview
Here's what we learned from the Oprah interview with Meghan and Harry. Forget about the COVID deaths. The drug overdoses. The actual suicides. Markle's the real victim.
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New York attorney general names leaders of Cuomo investigation
Cuomo has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior by multiple women, several of whom are former aides to the governor.
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Cards from strangers put patients on the road to recovery
Hundreds of handmade cards have helped patients feel less isolated during the pandemic. Meg Oliver shares more in CBS News' series Unifying America.
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Helicopter pilot stops for lunch in UK while waiting in chopper, upsets Instagram
A helicopter pilot in the U.K. traveled a great distance to grab a sandwich, and some critics aren’t happy about it.
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Protesters Chant 'Convict Killer Cops' Outside As Jury Selection for George Floyd Trial Begins
Protesters waved signs demanding "Justice for George Floyd" and to "Convict Killer Cops" as jury selection began Monday in the trial of ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.
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White House returns Bush, Clinton portraits to prominent display after Trump admin hid them away
The official portraits of former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush returned to prominent display in the White House after both were relegated to a little-used area in the final months of Donald Trump’s presidency, according to a report Monday.
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Volunteers are escorting Asian American seniors to protect them
"I have a voice. I can do something about it. If I don't, maybe nobody else will," Jess Owyoung, a founding leader of the organization said.
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Will you get the third stimulus check? Here's how to know
A third round of stimulus payments is expected to be on the way later this month. The payments are included in a sweeping $1.9 trillion Covid relief package that was approved by the Senate on Saturday and could be signed by President Joe Biden soon after the House takes a final vote, now expected to be on Wednesday.
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The great news from the CDC
Dr. Kent Sepkowitz writes that he is "wildly impressed" with the new CDC guidance for those fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The declaration that vaccinated seniors can indeed visit with kids and grandkids -- a mix that, should it cause harm, would surely bring re-socialization to a screeching tragic halt -- means that the back-room CDC analysts have squeezed the data thoroughly and have made the happy conclusion that the coast, finally, is clear for certain types of gatherings.
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Hedge funds hit hard by Reddit Rally bounced back in February
Some of the hedge funds hardest hit by January’s populist short squeeze have already begun recovering from the pain inflicted by retail traders looking to topple Wall Street, The Post has learned. At least three funds hurt by manic moves in stocks like GameStop and AMC Entertainment at the start of the year bounced back...
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Olivia Jade Giannulli spars with commenter over college admissions scandal
Ah, the collage years. Almost two years after Olivia Jade Giannulli’s parents were responsible for the phrase “college admissions scandal,” the 21-year-old YouTuber is starting to clap back at trolls bringing up the story. Sunday, Giannulli responded on TikTok to a commenter attempting to get a rise out of her with the typo’d question “How’s...
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Katharine McPhee says she loves ‘being a mommy’ as she shares sweet picture with her baby boy
Katharine McPhee shared a picture with her newborn son, who she shares with husband David Foster, on Instagram over the weekend.
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De Blasio’s latest dirty trick against kids who want to learn
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest vicious move in his war on charter-school children is moving to push 200-plus middle-schoolers into the street by not renewing space for Success Academy at IS 238 in Hollis, Queens. After four years of battling the city Department of Education for a permanent middle-school home for their children, SA Hollis...
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Biden nominates female generals to 4-star commands
Honoring International Women's Day, President Joe Biden announced he has nominated two female generals to four-star combatant commanders, becoming, if confirmed, only the second and third women in U.S. history to hold those positions. (March 8)      
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Editorial: Instead of Meghan Markle invigorating the royal family, it drove her to thoughts of suicide
It's unfortunate that Meghan Markle couldn't bring change to a hidebound British royal family that seems to grow more irrelevant each day.
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New York Governor Cuomo refuses to resign amid mounting harassment claims
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is digging in as calls for him to resign have grown louder amid allegations of sexual harassment. Jericka Duncan reports.
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LeBron James says decision on if he will get vaccine is "private"
"That's a conversation that my family and I will have," the Lakers star says.
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Minneapolis under stress: Residents awaits start of Derek Chauvin murder trial as appeals ruling disrupts schedule
The case against Derek Chauvin has become a jigsaw puzzle, its prospects complicated by a separate appeals court ruling made in February.      
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Jury selection delayed in Chauvin trial over murder charge appeal
Jury selection in Derek Chauvin's trial was delayed while the judge considers reinstating a lesser murder count. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside a Minneapolis courthouse to demand justice in George Floyd's death. Jamie Yuccas has more.
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Meghan and Prince Harry discuss depression, racism in bombshell interview with Oprah
Buckingham Palace has yet to respond after Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, revealed details about their rift with the royal family in an explosive interview with Oprah. Holly Williams reports.
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Caring cards from strangers help patients on road to recovery
Handmade cards are helping patients feel less isolated during the pandemic.
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Prince George’s report dissects, denies allegations of systemic racism in discrimination lawsuit filed by Black, Hispanic officers
The county asserts that the plaintiffs’ expert findings of systemic discrimination in the police department misrepresent data.
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Askar Askarov calls for title shot, vows to defend against Cejudo, Garbrandt, ... and Cormier?
Russian flyweight contender Askar Askarov has his sights set on a title shot following his win over Joseph Benavidez at UFC 259.      Related StoriesKennedy Nzechukwu's comeback started by staring into Carlos Ulberg's cornerUros Medic didn't think his buzzworthy finish of Aalon Cruz was all that crazyTrevin Jones says partying days are over now that he's 30 – well, mostly, anyway 
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'Human Error' Causes More Than 6,000 Californians to Receive Low COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Alert
The dosing problem occurred on February 28 and March 1 at the Oakland Coliseum vaccination site, according to a state health official.
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Andrew Cuomo’s crisis may open the door to state fiscal madness
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political meltdown couldn’t have happened at a more critical time in New York state’s budget process. Cuomo kicked off the cycle in mid-January with a presentation of the fiscal 2022 budget. Since then, his office’s coverup of nursing-home deaths have come to light. The actions of his coronavirus task force are under...
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Giancarlo Stanton and Derek Dietrich bring ex-Marlins bond to Yankees
After the offseason in which Giancarlo Stanton became a Yankee, Derek Dietrich replaced him as the longest-tenured Marlin. Now they’re back together again in pinstripes, with the former trying to stay healthy for a big season and the latter on a minor league deal fighting for a bench spot. “It’s been great having him here,”...
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CDC releases new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans
The CDC released new guidelines for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including the ability to gather with other fully vaccinated people indoors without masks or social distancing. Manuel Bojorquez has more.
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Royal photographer Arthur Edwards: Prince Harry 'has just been unbelievably miserable' since Meghan arrived
Royal photographer Arthur Edwards told "America Reports" Monday that he was "absolutely shocked" to hear Prince Harry describe his deteriorating relationship with the British royal family in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Monday, March 8, 2021
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
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Wyoming considering repeal of death penalty
Legislators in Wyoming have introduced a bill to end he state's use of capital punishment.
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Biden Will Revisit Trump Rules on Campus Sexual Assault
The Biden administration will examine regulations by Betsy DeVos that gave the force of law to rules that granted more due-process rights to students accused of sexual assault.
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How Meghan Markle’s openness about her suicidal thoughts could help others
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle speak to Oprah in a CBS interview. | Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese via Getty Images In telling Oprah about her struggles with mental health, Meghan shed light on the stigma of asking for help. One of the most emotional moments in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Sunday tell-all interview with Oprah is when Meghan opened up about the suicidal thoughts she experienced during her pregnancy with Archie. “Look, I was really ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry, especially, because I know how much loss he has suffered, but I knew that if I didn’t say it, then I would do it,” Meghan told Oprah. “I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.” Meghan explained that the relentless, negative media coverage of her — and the palace’s unwillingness to refute false stories — caused her distress. She also said her request for mental health care was denied by the royal family; when she then went to the palace’s human resources department, she said she was told they could not help her, as she was not a paid employee. Meghan’s account paints a bleak picture of royal life, and further elucidates the effects of the UK’s harmful and racist tabloid press. But her story is also one of resilience, and helps to eliminate the stigma around and bring broader awareness to mental health issues. To understand more about the impact of Meghan’s story, I spoke with Elana Newman, a professor of psychology at the University of Tulsa, as well as the research director at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project from Columbia University that trains journalists on how to report about trauma, mental illness, and conflict. This interview has been edited and condensed. What were your initial thoughts about the interview, and Meghan Markle’s admission that she’s had suicidal thoughts and actively sought therapy? I see it as powerful and courageous. It’s incredible in terms of addressing the stigma of suicidal thoughts, because publicly talking about this is very important. The interview can raise that dialogue. Some people have such shame and keep it secret. The fact that Meghan said she sought help and then that was thwarted, that also addresses the issue of how we need to improve services and access to mental health resources for people who are suicidal. I don’t know this for a matter of fact, but I’d be curious on the usage of suicide hotlines today, in response. Do we often see a demonstrable impact when a celebrity talks about living with trauma? I do think Megan Markle talking about suicide has incredible cultural impact. The same was true with Princess Diana and her struggles with eating disorders; that broke through a lot of stigma as well. There’s a lot of distrust, stereotyping, shunning, and avoidance of those affected by suicide, including family members who’ve had loved ones die by suicide. It’s something that people are uncomfortable with, and so they don’t want to talk about it. That cultural milieu prevents people who need help from seeking it, and Meghan’s interview can be very helpful in empowering people to do so. Meghan has talked about being mistreated by the media, and the Oprah interview means there will be even more coverage of her, and about very serious and sensitive topics. The Dart Center trains journalists to talk to people experiencing trauma and to write those stories accurately and sensitively. Have you seen this kind of coverage improve? There are certainly more conversations about how the press frames trauma now. People are changing their thoughts about, for example, how you interview rape survivors, and people are thinking about the ethical issues and informed consent. In terms of suicide reporting, in particular, it means providing resources and not focusing on the details. In the 20 years that I’ve been doing this work, I think that there is more dialogue. People are doing more innovative reporting, even in the ways that they approach these stories. For example, saying, “How do we look at this?” instead of going over the gory details about suicide. “How is this dialogue going to improve the conversation?” and “What are the next steps?” are questions we should be asking. So what are the next steps? The next steps here are continuing to educate people about the myths about suicide. There’s a conversation about increasing accessibility, too. I mean, if a princess asked for help, and couldn’t get help, what does this say about accessing mental health care? For me, that’s a real question. What does this say about our own system in the US? If you’re feeling sick and it’s hard to get help, can you imagine what happens when it’s a stigmatized illness? Imagine the energy it takes to ask for help, and then to have that denied. “If a princess asked for help, and couldn’t get help, what does this say about accessing mental health care?” What you’re getting at, I think, is how the conversation we should be having is about inequity. Meghan Markle is a princess and has a lot of resources, and she still struggled to get help. People in poverty or without health insurance do not have those resources, and the story is radically different for them. That’s the story there. What do we need to do to change that? What are the next steps? Because this indicates, if a princess can’t get services, what about the rest of us? And what will it take as a society to enhance access to mental health care? In the interview, Harry and Meghan talk positively about therapy. That seems really big, too. We don’t have these questions and stigma about treatments for blood pressure, for diabetes, or for [other] ailments. Mental health issues are and should be the same. I think the other, more radical issue for me is the whole issue of having health care and mental health care be associated with your employment. It raised that question to me as a citizen. Here’s somebody who goes to their workplace, which isn’t [formally or technically] their workplace, but she was doing work for them. And they’re saying, since you’re unemployed, you don’t get benefits. We need to look at how we help all the citizens of our nation get mental health care and get effective treatments.
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Cuomo admin ordered homes for disabled to accept coronavirus patients & never reversed it
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is already under fire for his administration's handling of nursing home death numbers
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