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Today in History, May 3rd

Highlights of this day in history: Philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli born; The U.S. Supreme Court rules racial covenants in real estate are unenforceable; Joe DiMaggio makes his baseball debut; Singers Pete Seeger and James Brown born. (May 3)      
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What happened to removed Confederate statues?
Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu tells Anderson Cooper why he feels monuments to the Confederacy need to be removed and where two of the monuments temporarily stand.
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Panic Drives Gas Shortages After Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack
Department of Energy officials, state governors and local gas station attendants across the southeast are pleading with motorists the to stop hoarding gas as the company works to restore operations.
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Video: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Marina Rodriguez the fight to make?
In what's become a pretty stacked strawweight division, there are plenty of ways the UFC can decide to play the matchmaking.       Related StoriesUFC 262 'Embedded,' No. 2: Michael Chandler explains 'sentimental' SnickersAustin Lingo vs. Luis Saldana added to UFC event on Aug. 21Maurice Greene announces he's been cut from UFC: 'This game is unforgiving'
Trump talks tariffs plan, exemptions at Cabinet meeting
President Trump said an exemption from his proposed steel and aluminum tariff plan for countries like Canada and Mexico could be considered if a deal on NAFTA is reached.
Cops ID fake officer seen on video as 14-year-old
Officials in San Bernardino County, California, say a 14-year-old pretended to be an officer and was arrested with fake guns, a fake uniform and ballistic vests. CBS Los Angeles' Jeff Nguyen reports.
Capitol riot defendant's 'Foxitis' defense may do some good
Jennifer Rodgers says the defendant who claimed he was schooled by Fox News to believe Trump won the election likely won't succeed in freeing himself of the charges, but his expression of remorse could win points with a judge and help convince other Trump backers that the President engaged in a big lie to cover up his defeat.
International Women's Day: "CBS This Morning" revisits powerful interviews
In honor of International Women's Day, "CBS This Morning" takes a look back at some of the inspiring women its featured.
People are disturbed by Amazon Alexa's inexplicable cackling
"There's a good chance I get murdered tonight," one Twitter user wrote after his Alexa let out an unprovoked, eerie laugh. Amazon says it is working on fixing the problem, but people are still disturbed.
Dwayne Wade makes surprise visit to Parkland school
NBA star Dwyane Wade surprises the kids who ""inspire"" him -- the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School -- on their first full day back since the shooting.
Eiffel Tower lights up with special message on eve of International Women's Day
The Eiffel Tower lit up on the eve of International Women's Day with the message "Maintenant On Agit," which translates to "Now We Act."​
Trump's tariff plans spark backlash from some Republicans
There's mounting backlash from Republicans who oppose President Trump's plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum. Niall Stanage, White House columnist for The Hill, joins CBSN to discuss.
Student killed in gun accident at Alabama high school
Police say a 17-year-old senior was killed in an apparent gun accident Wednesday at Huffman High School in Birmingham, Alabama. Another student was injured. Michael Clark reports for CBS affiliate WIAT-TV.
School safety bill passes Florida House in wake of Parkland shooting
Florida Governor Rick Scott has not said yet if he will sign the school safety bill that would raise the age to buy rifles, allow some teachers to be armed, and increase funding for mental health resources. CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz joins CBSN from Tallahassee, Florida with more on the bill and the role of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.
Travel warning issued for Playa del Carmen in Mexico
The State Department is warning U.S. government employees to avoid the area of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, due to an unspecified security threat. This follows a ferry explosion last month which injured more than 20 people and the discovery of more explosives aboard a boat last week in nearby Cozumel.
Fighter jets heard during Fox News live report as death toll in Israel climbs
The death toll in Israel continued to climb early into Wednesday morning after Hamas fired dozens of rockets towards Israel's second-largest city, Tel Aviv
Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez homers lead Yankees past pesky Rays
Maybe the Yankees are on their way.
Israel’s IDF says strikes on Hamas in Gaza Strip most intense since 2014 war
Following days of intensifying clashes between Palestinian groups and the Israeli military, the IDF on Tuesday said it had executed its largest counteroffensive since its military assault into the Gaza Strip in 2014.
Schumer says he will soon introduce a marijuana legalization bill
Sen. Chuck Schumer said that he would be introducing a marijuana bill “shortly,” one that would not only legalize the drug but would expunge past records.
International Women's Day protests amplify feminism in Asia
From the surging #MeToo movement in South Korea to outrage over a strongman leader's "direct attacks on women"
Brian Kilmeade: Evidence mounts supporting Wuhan lab leak theory
"Fox News Primetime" host Friday pushed President Joe Biden to demand answers from China on the origins of the COVID pandemic, saying China needs to "open up its books and really be transparent about the Wuhan lab that poisoned the world."
Alex Ovechkin returns to the ice as the Capitals turn their focus to the playoffs
Ovechkin put four shots on goal as Washington beat Boston in the regular season finale. They’ll meet again for Game 1 on Saturday.
Will Trump exempt Canada and Mexico from tariffs on steel, aluminum imports?
The White House says if President Trump imposes tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, they may not apply to American allies. The president is expected to announce the new policy as soon as Thursday even though a growing number of Republicans are urging him to reconsider. Jericka Duncan reports.
How to capitalize on your extra take-home pay under new tax plan
With the new tax plan now in effect, Americans at most income levels will eventually get some relief. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what to do with that extra money every month and why you shouldn't count on getting the same tax refund next year.
Japan Processes Record Number of Chinese Refugees in 2020
Chinese nationals accounted for nearly one-quarter of the foreigners granted refugee status in Japan in 2020, a record high number despite a significant drop in overall refugee applications in Japan last year due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
Sen. Ben Sasse says steel, aluminum tariffs "will kill American jobs"
The White House says it expects President Trump to sign his new tariff plan for imported steel and aluminum by the end of the week. More than 100 congressional Republicans oppose the plan. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, who is one of the lawmakers against it, joins "CBS This Morning" from Capitol Hill to discuss why he thinks the tariffs are a "terrible idea."
'This night will live in infamy': Cuomo on Cheney speech
CNN's Chris Cuomo goes after the Republican Party ahead of the House GOP vote to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her leadership position because of her opposition to former President Donald Trump's election lie.
MoviePass under fire for location data collection
MoviePass, a popular movie ticket subscription service, admits it's looking at ways to gather private information on its more than two million users. Last week, CEO Mitch Lowe said: "We watch how you drive from home to the movies. We watch where you go afterwards. ... We know all about you." Jamie Yuccas reports.
Analysis: China and Russia want to vaccinate the developing world before the West. It's brought them closer than ever
When Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is unloaded in countries around the world, hundreds of millions of doses will come with the label "Made in China."
British police reveal nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy
British police revealed the substance used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter was a nerve agent. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
Watchdog reveals staggering deficiencies at VA hospital in D.C.
A new report from a Veterans Affairs watchdog slams the department, blaming "failed leadership" and a "climate of complacency" for putting patients at risk at a Washington, D.C., VA hospital. Jan Crawford reports.
Trump lawyer obtains restraining order against Stormy Daniels
President Trump's lawyer got a temporary restraining order barring adult film star Stormy Daniels from speaking about her alleged affair with Mr. Trump. Obtained by CBS News, the order was issued last week in private arbitration in California. Paula Reid reports.
California governor slams DOJ's sanctuary city lawsuit
President Trump plans to visit California next week for the first time in office. He's expected to discuss his administration's lawsuit to overturn sanctuary policies in that state. John Blackstone reports.
Winter storm floods New England neighborhoods
Coastal areas didn't get as much snow, but strong winds and high water caused significant damage. DeMarco Morgan reports from Duxbury, Massachusetts, where neighborhoods are under water.
In slide toward all-out combat, Israel and Gaza militants trade blows, bombardment
In the first full day of back-and-forth aerial bombardment, both Israel and Hamas land deadly strikes. Is all-out-war next?
Kyrie Irving goes down with facial injury in huge Nets concern
Nets star Kyrie Irving was knocked out of Tuesday’s game in Chicago after taking an elbow to the face.
Nor'easter causes widespread power outages
The second snowstorm in March is one too many for millions of people in the Northeast. More than two feet of snow fell in parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Don Dahler reports.
Netanyahu touts Hamas commanders killed in strikes: 'blood is on their heads'
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel Defense Forces (IDF) had targeted and killed top Hamas officials Tuesday, following an air-based attack between the Jewish nation and Palestinian militants.
Rep. Liz Cheney gives passionate speech on House floor regarding Trump's influence
The speech comes before House Republicans expecting to hold a vote Wednesday to strip Rep. Liz Cheney of her leadership position.
Porn star files lawsuit to throw out confidentiality agreement with Trump over alleged affair
Porn star Stormy Daniels filed a lawsuit to free her up to talk about an alleged affair she had with President Trump. Her lawyer is arguing the nondisclosure agreement is invalid because Mr. Trump never signed it. Seth Berenzweig, a business litigation attorney, joins CBSN to discuss.
Why the defeated Trump's influence is powerful enough to oust Liz Cheney
Julian E. Zelizer writes that defeated one-term presidents normally have virtually no influence except as examples of what not to do -- but Trump is an exception because he convinced Republicans that instead of being defeated, he was cheated out of a second term.
ClimateWatch: Warmest Arctic winter on record
Scientists are calling the weather pattern in the Arctic unprecedented. The region recently experienced its warmest winter on record.
Why new homebuyers should look south
Florida, Texas markets among top-ranked markets for people purchasing their first home.
Mets’ Albert Almora Jr. exits with injury after crashing into wall
The thud was heard throughout the entire ballpark and immediately drew a loud gasp from the Citi Field crowd.
Navajo Nation President weighs in White House waiving environmental rules
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye joins "Red & Blue" to discuss the White House's decision to waive some environmental rules to speed up construction of a border wall.
What the Texas primaries mean for midterms
After massive turnout for the Texas primaries, poll watchers are trying to gauge what this means for the midterms. CBSN political contributor and Boston Herald columnist Michael Graham joins to discuss what to look for in 2018.
Biden struggles to respond to Jerusalem clashes after Trump refused to criticize Israel
Why is Biden treading so gingerly as violence escalates in Jerusalem, Israel and Palestinian territories? Four years of Trump pro-Israel policy, plus thorny domestic politics, leave Washington with fewer options than at any time in recent history.
Liz Cheney defiant in floor speech ahead of House GOP vote to oust her as conference chair
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., warned fellow Republicans on Tuesday that American democracy faces a threat it has “never seen before” in a defiant floor speech on the eve of a vote that is expected to result in her removal from the role of House Republican Conference Chair.