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Two-time Olympian left off Team USA, allegedly over endorsement deal

Two-time Olympian Nick Symmonds was left off team USA for a dispute involving athletes' individual endorsements and requirements to wear official team gear. CBSN's Anne Marie Green spoke to Symmonds about legal action he might take against U.S. Track and Field.
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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
Clinton leads Sanders in South Carolina
As the countdown to Super Tuesday begins, Hillary Clinton is holding a 28-point lead over Bernie Sanders in Saturday[s primary in South Carolina. CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris joins CBSN to discuss whether she can hold this momentum moving forward to Super Tuesday.
Preview: A Student of Murder
All new: Was a boy genius a stone cold killer too? "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
Air Canada is offering refunds for pandemic cancellations. Here's how to get your money back
Air Canada will give refunds to those whose trips were canceled due to the COVID pandemic – even if they got a travel credit. Here's what to do.
Scott Kelly talks about his final days in space
Astronaut Scott Kelly is finishing up his year aboard the International Space Station. CBSN asked him about life in space, what he looks forward to doing at home, and why he got into a gorilla costume to spook his fellow astronauts.
Deal the Kraken? Francis can't make official trades -- yet
Just because the NHL can't release the Kraken until October doesn't mean Seattle wasn't in the mix at the trade deadline.
In barbershops, South Carolina voters weigh in on 2016 politics
Ahead of the Democratic primary in South Carolina this weekend, CBS News talks shop with voters in the barber chair. Will Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton win the barbershop vote?
Rare side effects cast cloud over vaccines much of the world desperately needs
Pfizer and Moderna shots, based on mRNA technology, mostly have served wealthy nations. AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are expected to fill the global gap.
Deciding now how to divide your parent’s estate between siblings will avoid headaches later
REAL ESTATE MATTERS | The two of you should sit down and discuss your options. Make sure you cover all of your bases in the agreement and then both of you should sign that document.
NFL mock draft: Five quarterbacks selected in the first nine picks
In John Clayton's latest mock draft, the top 10 picks are dominated by quarterbacks, offensive tackles and pass-catchers.
Queen Elizabeth returns to royal duties four days after death of Prince Philip
Queen Elizabeth II has returned to royal duties, four days after the death of her husband, Prince Philip.
Rep. Nancy Mace: Biden's 'infrastructure' fiasco – Dems offering Green New Deal in sheep's clothing
George Orwell warned us of doublespeak 72 years ago. Yet today, some of my colleagues on the left and President Biden  are using this tactic in a desperate attempt to sell their disastrous "infrastructure" package.
Parents resort to homeschooling due to homework overload
Feel like your child is doing too much homework? You're not alone. Parents who think their children have a homework overload are taking the issue into their own hands with homeschool. CBS News' Jamie Yuccas joins CBSN in New York with more.
Deputy homeland security adviser Russ Travers on terrorist threats
Travers discusses Islamist terrorism and describes how geographically dispersed tied to ISIS and al Qaeda continue to pose a threat to the U.S.
Climate Change a 'Threat Multiplier' Driving Migration from Central America, Expert Says
Climate change was included in the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence's annual threat assessment, which was publicly released on Tuesday.
A Moment of Truth for Morocco | Opinion
Back in December, the Kingdom of Morocco became the fourth Arab nation to join the Abraham Accords when it agreed to begin normalizing relations with Israel.
What Did Bernard Madoff's Wife Know About His Investment Scam?
In a new book Madoff Talks, the swindler's wife Ruth tells what she knew and when.
The Changing Middle Eastern Tide | Opinion
The early seeds of multifaceted regional benefits planted by the Abraham Accords should be encouraged to flourish across even wider terrain.
Why Care Work Is Infrastructure
Since the Biden administration released its infrastructure proposal, a semantic debate has arisen around a specific provision: the $400 billion in spending for at-home care for the elderly and disabled. Many Republicans and some Democrats have bristled that such spending—along with more robust family-leave mandates and investments in child-care access that are expected in a second package—is not “infrastructure.” Infrastructure, they argue, consists only of the physical things that make the American economy run: roads and bridges built by men in hard hats, which nearly all politicians in Washington agree require more investment and are usually prefaced with the adjective crumbling.The conceptualization of visiting nurses as infrastructure—definitionally, the basic physical and organizational structures needed for the operation of a society—has struck some as cynical, even offensive—an attempt to use a politically popular label to smuggle through a much broader agenda. Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee tweeted a graphic that featured the $400 billion figure in an ugly black-and-yellow scheme, set against an ominously blurry legislative document. “President Biden’s proposal is about anything but infrastructure.” Even some prominent allies of the president, such as Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, stopped short of defending care work as infrastructure. “There’s this semantic debate that’s opening up,” Buttigieg said on MSNBC. “To me it’s a little bit besides the point … If it’s a good policy, vote for it and call it whatever you like.”[Read: When will the economy start caring about home-care work?]But the inclusion of care work under the infrastructure umbrella is more than just semantic sleight of hand. Rather, it’s the realization of an argument that feminists have been making for decades: that traditionally feminized caretaking or “reproductive” labor—the child care, elder care, cooking, cleaning, shopping, and domestic logistics that usually women do, often for low pay in the homes of others or for no pay at all in their own homes—is just as essential to the functioning of the economy as roads and bridges are. Domestic labor has to get done for any other work to get done.Once marginal, the idea that care work is infrastructure has been embraced by feminists across the political spectrum. The Italian Marxist feminist Silvia Federici advanced the notion of care work as essential to the productive-labor economy in 1972, when she founded Wages for Housework, an organization that called for the state to pay for domestic work. Less radical feminist thinkers have also accepted the understanding of care work and housework as essential economic functions, excluded from traditional concepts of infrastructure not because they do not meet the definition but because the use of term has been warped by biased perceptions of value. The New Zealander economist Marilyn Waring made this claim in her 1987 book, Counting for Nothing: What Men Value and What Women Are Worth, which argued that GDP was a poor measure of national economic health because it ignored women’s “nonproductive” care work.Waring’s arguments were put into practice on October 24, 1975, when nearly 90 percent of Icelandic women abandoned their paid jobs and child-care and elder-care duties, as well as their housework, for a day to participate in mass street demonstrations. The goal was to highlight the importance of all women’s work—formal and informal, paid and unpaid—and to demand equal wages, women in leadership, and more support for mothers. The women’s strike was organized in part by the socialist feminist group Redstockings, but it was branded with the relatively nonconfrontational language of a “women’s day off.” Still, the withdrawal of women’s labor from the office, shop, and home had immediate effects. Banks, stores, factories, offices, schools, and nurseries all had to close. Men were left scrambling, unsure of how to manage their children. Many men called out sick to spend the day taking care of their kids, which caused more shutdowns. Others brought their kids to work, where the children proved distracting. Chaos abounded; even for the men who managed to get to work, very little work got done. Iceland outlawed gender discrimination the following year. Five years later, the country elected Vigdís Finnbogadóttir as president—the first time a woman was elected as a head of state anywhere in the world.The concept of withholding women’s labor as leverage to gain social change has since been applied elsewhere. For instance, in 2016, after the Polish government proposed a near-total ban on abortion, more than 100,000 people, mostly women, stopped their normal activities to demonstrate against the ban in the streets. As a result, the Polish Parliament rejected the provision. (When a revised ban ultimately went into effect this past January, the country once again saw massive street demonstrations led by women.)If care work makes the economy possible, and its absence makes the economy impossible, what is it if not infrastructure? Most people, however, remain stubbornly opposed to the idea. As a feminized form of work, care work has been mythologized as something women do “naturally,” or sentimentalized as a labor of love. Indeed, American culture is still committed to the notion that women are inherently skilled at and inclined toward spending their time with children; we still understand the home as a refuge from the economy, not as a site of production.Last week, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York tweeted, “Paid leave is infrastructure. Child care is infrastructure. Caregiving is infrastructure.” Jarome Bell, a Republican congressional candidate from Virginia, was thrown. “Taking care of your own kids is infrastructure,” he replied. He meant this ironically; to him, it sounded absurd. Brian Riedl, a fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute, summed up the sentimental attachment to child care and other caregiving with his own sardonic assessment: “Cute puppies are infrastructure. The smile on a child’s face is infrastructure. A wave from a pretty girl is infrastructure.” Many take comfort in seeing this type of labor not as effort, but as love; not as work, but as a role.[Catherine S. Ramirez and Glenn Kramon: The U.S. must do more to care for its caregivers]For some people, the rationale for excluding care work is more pragmatic. They argue that infrastructure should refer only to onetime expenditures, and that because care work is a recurring expense, it shouldn’t count. But the idea of onetime spending doesn’t apply to roads and bridges, either. Left untended, highways form potholes, and bridges begin to buckle. The failure to continually allocate funds for the maintenance of these concrete structures is partly why they have fallen into such disrepair.A similar failure of investment has also eroded America’s care infrastructure. Nurses, home health aids, child-care providers, and other waged workers in the care economy are disproportionately women of color, and they’re carrying a massive amount of responsibility for the nation’s economic health with shockingly little of the commensurate compensation or respect.The paid-care workforce has long been under great stress. The median salary of a child-care worker is $25,510. The median salary for a home health aide is even lower, at $17,200. In the past year, moreover, the paid-care economy has been devastated by the pandemic, leading many workers outside that sector—women, primarily—to leave the labor force because they cannot access the family support that they need.And yet, at this crucial moment, care workers are being subjected to a semantic debate that will determine the dignity, legitimacy, and safety of their labor. The result is not only a practical crisis of care work in America, but also a moral one.
Maryland lawmakers allow developers to replace cut trees by preserving existing forest
Legislation aimed at keeping development moving also directs the state to plant 5 million trees.
Aeropostale: The hero pilots who connected the world by airmail
Flying was a dangerous business in the 1920s, but that didn't stop the hero pilots of Aeropostale who risked their lives to bring airmail from France to Africa and on to South America.
ERCOT Power Grid Alert Rattles Texas Two Months After Mass Outages
ERCOT, which runs Texas' grid, asked people and companies to conserve energy on Tuesday. The warning was later lifted.
Donald Trump Plays Same Old Hits During Seb Gorka Interview
The former president again insisted he had won the 2020 presidential election and alleged massive fraud.
AOC says Daunte Wright death no ‘accident,’ instead part of ‘indefensible system’
In Twitter posts Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opposed the argument that Daunte Wright’s shooting death in Minnesota was an "accident," as police have claimed.
Will Donald Trump keep momentum on Super Tuesday?
Donald Trump is on a three-state win streak after prevailing in the Nevada caucuses. Now he is focusing on Super Tuesday, when 12 states hold GOP contests. On the Democratic side, South Carolina will choose between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on Saturday. With more, CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris and Politico's Steven Shepard join CBSN.
Deadly storm system ravages South, targets mid-Atlantic
A severe storm system has wreaked havoc on parts of the South, impacting millions in its way. Dozens of twisters have damaged homes in Mississippi and Louisiana as the severe weather moves east. At least three people are dead. With more, CBS News' David Begnaud joins CBSN from Louisiana.
Dear Care and Feeding: My Best Friend Refuses to Be My Kid’s Designated Guardian
Parenting advice on guardianship, adult sibling drama, and first baby preparedness.
Betts, Bauer star for new fans as Dodgers crush Rockies 7-0
Although Mookie Betts has already won a World Series ring and finished second in NL MVP voting while wearing Dodger Blue, he had never been serenaded with long, loud, loving chants of “Mooooookie!” echoing through Chavez Ravine.
Mars recalls candy bars in 55 countries: #CBSNBusiness headlines
A customer found plastic in one Mars' Snickers bars, forcing them to recall millions of them in 55 countries; Southwest is beginning to plan commercial flights to Cuba. Those business headlines and more from CBS Moneywatch's Hena Daniels in the New York Stock Exchange.
Minnesota police fortify Kim Potter’s home with concrete barriers
Police officers in the Minneapolis suburb of Champlin erected barriers around the home of the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop last weekend.
Tatum scores 32, Celtics edge Trail Blazers for 4th straight
Jayson Tatum scored 32 points, including a key 3-pointer in the final moments, and the Boston Celtics held off the Portland Trail Blazers 116-115 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to four games.
AP exclusive: Mystikal breaks silence on dropped rape charge
In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, rapper Mystikal discusses his recently dropped rape and kidnapping charges stemming from an October 2016 incident. The rapper, who previously served six years in prison on a sexual battery and an extortion charge, always maintained his innocence. (April 14)
What It Took for an Upscale Restaurant to Finally Give in to Delivery Apps
A year of trying everything to survive the pandemic.
For Dreamers, a Senate vote and a Texas judge stand between citizenship and deportation
Many Dreamers said they fear deportation as lawmakers in Congress once again debates whether to give them a path to U.S. citizenship.
Vatrano's power-play OT goal leads Panthers past Stars 3-2
Frank Vatrano scored a power-play goal with 1:51 left in overtime, and the Florida Panthers beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Driver Wedges His Girlfriend's $78,000 Maserati Under Freeway After 100MPH Chase
Oakland California Highway Patrol spokesman officer David Arias said the driver "is lucky to be alive."
When It’s Up to the Cops if You Get Your Visa
U visas were created to help immigrants report crimes, but the cops often don’t uphold their end of the bargain.
Bieber excels, Indians outlast Giolito, White Sox 2-0 in 10
Shane Bieber wasn't sure where this ranked among his best performances. The AL Cy Young Award winner knew it was high on the list.
A look at delegate numbers ahead of Super Tuesday
What will it take to stop Donald Trump? It all comes down to the delegates. Republican voters in 11 states will hand out almost 600 delegates on Super Tuesday. CBS News election director Anthony Salvanto joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss where the numbers stand as of now.
Woman Joins Mountain Trek to Her Great Uncle's Long Lost WW2 Plane
Air Sergeant Simon Eliastam, of the South African Air Force, was flying a Bristol Blenheim on a training mission in 1942.
W. Galen Weston, billionaire and 'retail visionary,' is dead at 80
W. Galen Weston, the patriarch of a retail and food empire that spans the Atlantic, has died at 80.
W. Galen Weston, billionaire and 'retail visionary,' is dead at 80
W. Galen Weston, the patriarch of a retail and food empire that spans the Atlantic, has died at 80.
Highlights: Ben Carson addresses supporters after Nevada caucuses
The most notable moments from Ben Carson's speech after the caucusing.
Full Video: Ben Carson's speech after Nevada Republican caucuses
Dr. Ben Carson laughed off suggestions that his campaign has no chance of winning the GOP nod as he addressed supporters following the Nevada caucuses. Carson has yet to make a mark in any Republican contest after briefly polling well at the beginning of his campaign.
Highlights: Ted Cruz addressing backers after Nevada GOP caucuses
The most notable moments from Cruz's speech after the results were evident in the Nevada Republican caucuses
Adam Perkins' Twin Brother Leads Tributes After the Vine Star's Death
Tributes have been pouring in for the late social media star who went viral for his "Hi welcome to Chili's" vine in 2015.
Highlights: Donald Trump addresses supporters after Nevada win
The most notable moments from Donald Trump's victory speech after the Nevada GOP caucus.
Full Video: Ted Cruz speaks to supporters after Nevada GOP caucuses
A defiant Cruz remained positive in remarks to his backers, despite Donald Trump's big win. Cruz has yet to duplicate the success he had in the Iowa caucuses.