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U.N. Security Council holds emergency meeting after North Korea missile test

The U.N. Security Council is holding an emergency meeting following North Korea's recent ICBM test. Bruce Klingner, former CIA deputy director for North Korea and senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, joins CBSN to discuss the latest.
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Israel, Palestine Updates: Over 200 Rockets Fired Across Israel As Conflict Intensifies
The rockets are the latest in a series of conflicts between Israel and Palestine, which included a clash at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Monday where over 200 were injured.
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Lindsey Vonn's avalanche of injuries
In an interview with 60 Minutes Sports, Vonn describes a career’s-worth of bones broken and ligaments torn as an Olympic skier
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Chicagoan on detecting warning signs before gun violence
Cobe Williams, who grew up in Chicago’s South Side and witnessed gun violence throughout his life, now helps curb violence in his city with Cure Violence. The former gang member talks to CBS News’ Bianna Golodryga about mental health and why detecting early warning signs are so important in preventing such tragedies.
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Teen sentenced for smuggling tiger cub
A California teen has been sentenced to six months in prison for smuggling a tiger cub from Mexico. His attorney claimed he wanted to keep the animal as a pet, but prosecutors argued he was running an animal smuggling business.
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Paying tribute to Billy Graham at his home
Mourners are paying their respects to Rev. Billy Graham, the famed evangelist who died Wednesday. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud is at Graham's North Carolina home.
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Israel claims responsibilty for stopping ISIS plot
Australian investigators conducted raids in summer 2017 linked to an ISIS plot. Now Israel says an elite intelligence unit helped to thwart the plan. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports.
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Machines sent from U.S. saving lives in COVID-battered India
The need for help is beyond urgent as surging coronavirus infections cripple India's health care system, and every life saved comes with a backdrop of grief.
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Student targeted by conspiracy theories after shooting speaks out
David Hogg has become an outspoken advocate for gun control after the shooting at his high school in Parkland, Florida. But since then, he's also become the target of conspiracy theories online. CBS News national correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reports.
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These Hollywood classics were among the first to be released on DVD
In 1997, Hollywood released "Twister" and "Mars Attacks!" as the first movies on DVD. Here's a look at how CNN covered the breakthrough technology that sought to replace VHS tapes.
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Parkland school shooting survivors demand change in Florida Capitol
Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state Capitol in Tallahassee Wednesday, to meet with lawmakers and demand action on gun control. CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz traveled with them.
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Trump meets with students, parents touched by gun violence
A week after the Florida school shooting, President Trump held a listening session with students and families touched by gun violence. Parents spoke about their dead children while students got emotional discussing their lost friends. There was one common theme: Students and parents at a breaking point. Chief White House correspondent Major Garrett reports on the emotional day.
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"I want to feel safe at school," Parkland student says in Trump's listening session
Sam Zeif, a student at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, told President Trump he was on the second floor "texting my mom, my dad, three of my brothers that I was never going to see them again." He said his 14-year-old brother was in the same classroom where a teacher was murdered. Zeif said his best friend was killed. Listen to his emotional comments from President Trump's listening session with victims of gun violence.
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Remembering the life and legacy of Rev. Billy Graham
Billy Graham, who died Wednesday at the age of 99, preached to more than 200 million people around the globe during his long and influential career. Robert Crosby, a professor of practical theology at Southeastern University, joins CBSN to discuss Graham's life and legacy.
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Social media companies are doing 'bare minimum,' to protect players, says ex-Premier League star
Former Manchester City star Nedum Onuoha says social media companies have been doing the "bare minimum" to protect players from online racist abuse.
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Parkland dad vents in W.H. listening session
Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed in the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting, gave an emotional monologue at a White House listening session, imploring President Trump to address the scourge of school shootings. "9/11 happened once, and we fixed it," he said. "I'll never see my daughter again."
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Steph Curry-Bradley Beal NBA scoring race heats up and leads to a Twitter beef
Warriors teammate Kent Bazemore mentioned how "unreal" Curry's scoring has been in recent weeks, leading to a social media spat with Beal.      
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Rape suspect poisons self amid police chase
Police say a California rape suspect fatally poisoned himself while leading officers on a slow-speed chase along a highway in Ventura Wednesday morning. Jasmine Viel reports for CBS Los Angeles.
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Ex-Premier League star: Social media companies are doing 'bare minimum' to protect players
Former Manchester City star Nedum Onuoha says social media companies have been doing the "bare minimum" to protect players from online racist abuse.
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Whodunnit? Sport's greatest unsolved kidnapping 30 years on
Thirty years ago this week three masked gunmen barged into a farmhouse in Ireland. They had come for Shergar -- the most valuable horse on the planet.
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Donald Trump Teases 'Bombshell' Election Lawsuit in Michigan County He Won
The "phantom ballots" case in Antrim County is among the last election suits going through the courts, but would not alter results in Trump's favor if proven.
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ShowBiz Minute: Globes, Latin Grammy, Broadway
Amid outcry, NBC says it will not air Golden Globes in 2022; Gloria Estefan, Thalia, Anitta perform at Latin Grammy tribute to women in music; Broadway theaters set to reopen, full capacity from September. (May 11)      
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Could compulsive selfie-taking result in "selfitis"?
Selfies have become a part of daily life for many Americans and a recent study suggests compulsive selfie-taking can lead to "selfitis" -- though it is not recognized as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association. CBS News' Nikki Battiste reports.
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One of Italy's most idyllic islands is 'Covid-free'
Capri, one of Italy's best known destinations, has almost completed a Covid-19 vaccination campaign of local residents. Authorities have declared the island "Covid-free" and ready for tourism.
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'SNL' star Michael Che responds to cultural appropriation backlash over recent sketch
"SNL" star Michael Che responded after a sketch he wrote during Elon Musk’s May 8 episode was accused of cultural appropriation. 
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Jeff Bezos building 10,000-year clock in Texas mountain range
What does one of the richest people in the world do with all his money? Jeff Bezos is using $42 million of his fortune to build a 10,000-year cuckoo clock, deep in the mountains of West Texas.
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Report reveals sexual misconduct allegations in Dallas Mavericks organization
A Sports Illustrated report is drawing attention to sexual misconduct allegations against the Dallas Mavericks' former team president and CEO.
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Parkland students in Tallahassee to push for new gun laws
"The next death of someone with an assault rifle here in Florida is going to be on them," a tearful student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School said about Florida state lawmakers in Tallahassee. About 100 students -- too young to vote, but determined to have a say -- traveled to the capital to lobby for new gun laws.
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Life-saving oxygenator machines from U.S. arrive in India, head to Delhi ICU desperate for air
Chris Livesay tracks a shipment of 1,200 oxygenators, machines that generate oxygen, from their arrival from the U.S., to a hospital ICU where doctors administer the life-saving air.
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Billy Graham, renowned evangelist, dead at 99
The Rev. Billy Graham, whose brought his evangelical message around the world and helped propel the "born again" movement into the mainstream, has died at the age of 99.
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Do wearable stress-relief gadgets work? I tried some to find out.
Calming vibrations? A meditation headband that senses your brain activity? Experts say the concept of wearable technology for stress relief is promising, but questions remain about effectiveness.
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Rocket attack forces reporter to cover as tensions rise in Israel
CNN's Hadas Gold and her team rush to cover as warning sirens were heard in Ashkelon, Israel amid rising tensions between Israelis and Palestinians. Israel and Gaza militants have been exchanging fire after clashes in Jerusalem and an uptick in violence.
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Progressives and Biden are off to a strong start. Can it last?
The increasing energy of progressive movements and clout of progressive leaders in Congress will continue to push the country closer to justice.
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Brat Packer Andrew McCarthy relives scary '80s stardom in new memoir
Andrew McCarthy looks back, with rue and hard-won wisdom, at his 1980s Brat Pack days in new memoir, "Brat: An '80s Story."       
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Gas stations along Southeast Coast suffer fuel shortage amid pipeline shutdown
Gas stations along the Southeast Coast are beginning to feel the pinch from the shutdown of Colonial Pipeline due to a cyberattack.
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Marcos Rogerio de Lima breaks down ground-heavy win over Maurice Greene
Take a look inside Marcos Rogerio de Lima's win over Maurice Greene at UFC on ESPN 24 in Las Vegas.      Related StoriesUFC on ESPN 24 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social mediaMike Trizano relieved for UFC on ESPN 24 win after lengthy layoffJun Yong Park reflects on the 28-28 score in UFC on ESPN 24 win: 'Kind of weak' 
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Bernie Sanders and Pramila Jayapal: We must fix the gaping holes in Medicare
It is a cruel irony that older Americans do not have coverage for these basic health-care needs right when they need it the most.
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Fader Fort introduces the world to new musicians
The history behind one of the world's most beloved music events is chronicled in the new book "Fader Fort: Setting The Stage." Fader co-founder Jon Cohen joins CBSN to discuss the book's never-before-seen photos and stories.
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The first, bumpy steps in Kobe Bryant's path to this weekend's Hall of Fame induction
In the "Legends of Sport" podcast, three longtime Bryant observers discuss early Kobe, the Shaq years and his relationship with his fellow 2021 Hall of Fame inductees.
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America's Woke Corporate Cartel | Opinion
It's time for Texas and other states throughout the Union to stand up, take woke corporations to task and make it clear that their radical leftist agendas aren't welcome.
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Stop Saying Latinos Are Turning Republican. The Progressive Future Runs Through Texas | Opinion
To anyone who really wants to change American politics and secure democratic voting practices, a fair economy, racial justice, and climate remediation, I say: Texas is your place.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie writes her way through grief
In “Notes on Grief,” the novelist chronicles the brutal aftermath of her father’s death.
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Got the vaccine? You can relax about your Covid-19 risk now. Really.
Robert Gilbertson, a medical worker, prepares a Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. | Apu Gomes/AFP/Getty Images I asked experts about their post-vaccination lives. Most no longer worry about their own risk of Covid-19. White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci said he will not go into restaurants or movie theaters, even though he’s vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says vaccinated people should continue masking up indoors and avoiding large gatherings. News outlets have reported on “breakthrough infections” of Covid-19 among the fully vaccinated. All of this can make it seem like getting vaccinated may not be enough to liberate people from the fear of getting sick and the precautions they’ve taken to avoid the coronavirus in the past year. So I posed a question to experts I’ve talked to throughout the pandemic about Covid-related precautions: How worried are you about your personal safety after getting vaccinated? They were nearly unanimous in their response: They’re no longer worried much, if at all, about their personal risk of getting Covid-19. Several spoke of going into restaurants and movie theaters now that they’re vaccinated, socializing with friends and family, and having older relatives visit for extended periods. “I’m not particularly worried about getting ill myself,” Tara Smith, an epidemiologist at Kent State University, told me. “I know that if I do somehow end up infected, my chances of developing serious symptoms are low.” Instead, experts said they mostly remain cautious to protect others who aren’t yet vaccinated. The vaccines are extremely effective — dramatically cutting the risk of any symptoms, and driving the risk of hospitalization and death to nearly zero. There’s some evidence that these vaccines also reduce the risk of transmission, but we’re still learning how much they prevent someone who is vaccinated from infecting another person. When experts are still taking precautions, it’s this concern for others that primarily drives them. But, over time, they see even those concerns for others becoming less necessary, too. “It’s about protecting others. Vaccination makes me essentially safe,” William Hanage, an epidemiologist at Harvard University, told me. “There’s accumulating evidence, too, that breakthrough cases are less likely to transmit (they have lower viral loads), so by being vaccinated I’m already helping protect others. But I’m also going to continue with behaviors consistent with lower contact rates in the community overall. As more and more are protected through vaccination, I’ll feel less and less of a need for that.” As vaccination rates climb and daily new cases and deaths drop, experts said that people should feel more comfortable easing up on precautions, shifting the world back to the pre-pandemic days. That might happen sooner than you think — Israel’s experience suggests that cases could start to sustainably plummet once about 60 percent of the population is vaccinated, a point that could be just a month or two away in the US. And with 46 percent of Americans getting one dose so far, cases in the US have already started to decline. As more of the population gets the vaccine, it’s prudent to keep masking and avoiding large gatherings, and for people who’ve been vaccinated to share their stories and encourage their friends and family to get vaccinated, too. But that’s not because those who are vaccinated are in any trouble. Even with the spread of the variants, the consensus among experts is that vaccinated people shouldn’t worry much about their own risk of Covid-19. The vaccines really are that good for your personal safety The clinical and real-world evidence for the vaccines is now pretty clear: They are extremely effective at protecting a person from Covid-19. The clinical trials put the two-shot Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines’ efficacy rates at 95-plus percent and the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine’s at more than 70 percent. All three vaccines also drove the risk of hospitalization and death to nearly zero. The real-world evidence has backed this up. In Israel, the country with the most advanced vaccination campaign, the data shows that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been more than 90 percent effective at preventing infections, with even higher rates of blocking symptomatic disease, hospitalization, and death. You can see this in the country’s overall statistics: After Israel almost fully reopened its economy in March, once the majority of the population had at least one dose, daily new Covid-19 cases fell by more than 95 percent. And daily deaths are now in the single digits and, at times, zero. The research also shows the vaccines are effective against the coronavirus variants that have been discovered so far. While some variants seem better able to get around immunity, the vaccines are so powerful that they still by and large overwhelm and defeat the variants in the end. It’s this evidence that’s made experts confident the vaccines let them stop worrying about their own Covid-19 risk. “I am fully vaccinated and have resumed normal activities,” Monica Gandhi, an infectious diseases doctor at the University of California San Francisco, told me. “I have gone indoor dining, went to my first movie theater, and would go to a bar if there was an opportunity!” The diminished concern applies to others who are vaccinated, too. Smith spoke of having her fully vaccinated in-laws visit this coming weekend — “the first time we’ve seen them in person since December 2019.” There have been some breakthrough Covid-19 cases among those who are vaccinated. But they tend to be milder infections, less likely to transmit, and far from common. “This is less than 0.01 percent of the vaccinated,” Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist at the Yale School of Medicine, told me, citing CDC data. “So extremely rare!” To the extent that some experts are still playing it safe for themselves, they cited an abundance of caution — and a lack of interest in certain activities. “I go out to eat, but still only outdoors. I want to be fully relaxed for a restaurant dining experience. For me, with people I don’t know eating with masks off, I feel safest outside,” Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, an epidemiologist at UC San Francisco, told me. “I haven’t been to bars, concerts, theaters, but that probably reflects the fact that I’m a rather boring person.” Some acknowledged that their continuing caution was a habit that needed to be broken: After a year of worrying about the virus, it takes a bit of time to go back to a pre-pandemic mentality. “I am not too concerned about my own safety,” Jorge Salinas, an epidemiologist at the University of Iowa, told me. “I think it is mostly a matter of habits. I think it is okay to go back to restaurants but have continued getting takeout. But whoever is vaccinated and feels ready, I think it is safe for them to do so in most places.” Continuing precautions are really about protecting others The one reason experts consistently cited for continued precautions: the need to protect those who are unvaccinated. “We’ll probably be holding off on any indoors activities for now, since we have an unvaccinated 7-year-old at home,” Smith said. “The risk is low for us to catch and transmit anything to him, but after all this time avoiding indoor venues and being careful, a movie theater or dinner at a restaurant just doesn’t seem worth it when we still have great options with home theater and takeout meals. Once everyone is vaccinated, those will be back in our rotation.” Some recent research found that the vaccines can reduce the chances of a vaccinated person spreading the virus to others. The CDC summarized one such real-world study for the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, showing the vaccines stop not just symptoms but overall infections and, therefore, transmission: Results showed that following the second dose of vaccine (the recommended number of doses), risk of infection was reduced by 90 percent two or more weeks after vaccination. Following a single dose of either vaccine, the participants’ risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 was reduced by 80 percent two or more weeks after vaccination. But in the typically cautious worlds of science and public health, experts want to see a bit more research and data before they declare that vaccinated people can throw out their masks and gather in large numbers indoors. (Some experts also said they may continue masking and avoiding crowded indoor spaces during flu season, after such measures seemed to crush the flu in the past year.) Even if the vaccine proves to reduce transmission, it would still be safer for every person who can get vaccinated to get the shot. And as more people get their shots, it’s also safer to stick to some precautions for their sake. To that end, experts recommended watching a few figures going forward: the vaccination rate, and daily new cases or hospitalizations. As vaccination rates go up and surpass 50 or 60 percent at a local level, a vaccinated person can feel much more confident going out without worrying about potentially infecting others. And as cases and hospitalizations go down, a vaccinated person can also have confidence that there’s not much virus out there — further shrinking their chances of getting infected and spreading it. In the meantime, those who are already vaccinated can help speed up the process by encouraging their friends, family, and peers to get the shot. Surveys consistently show that around 1 in 3 unvaccinated people are waiting for others around them to get vaccinated first before they do so. Sharing vaccination stories, then, could give people the push they need. “I’m very cognizant that while I’m vaccinated, many still are not,” Saskia Popescu, an epidemiologist at George Mason University, told me. “So I’m still vigilant in wearing my mask while out in public running errands, or when interacting with servers [and] other patrons if I go to an outdoor restaurant, even though I’m not really concerned for my own risk of getting sick.”
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Authorities say they thwarted student's plot for mass shooting
A mass shooting plot was thwarted thanks to the quick action of a security guard, according to police. Authorities say the security guard at El Camino High School in Whittier, California, overhead a "disgruntled student" threaten to open fire on the school on Friday.
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NYPD rape allegations raise questions about legal loophole
The case of two New York City police officers accused of rape is highlighting possible loopholes in some states' legal systems. Criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor Vinoo Varghese joined CBSN with more on the case.
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'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' Release Schedule: When Do Episodes Come Out?
"Star Wars: The Bad Batch" may have released its first episode on a Tuesday, but the rest of the Disney+ broadcasts will air weekly on a different date.
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The Queen opens UK Parliament in her first major event since Philip's death
Queen Elizabeth II carried out her first major engagement since the funeral of her husband Prince Philip on Tuesday, unveiling the UK government's legislative agenda and confirming plans to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy in a formal ceremony at the Houses of Parliament.
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Video shows how to survive active shooter
A new video released across the California State University system shows the keys to survival in an active shooter. The video lays out some vital advice some of us may not think about.
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Colin Kaepernick's name buzzes on social media as Jaguars are reportedly set to sign Tim Tebow as tight end
Colin Kaepernick's name was invoked Monday as it was reported the Jacksonville Jaguars were planning on signing Tim Tebow to a one-year deal at a new position – tight end.
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