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Democrats lean into vaccine mandates, coronavirus response in Virginia governor’s race

Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe plans to focus on his approval, and Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin’s disapproval, of vaccine and other pandemic-related mandates in the final weeks of the race for Virginia governor.
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'The Masked Singer': Hamster runs off his wheel. Wildcard Jester makes eerie costume debut
Hamster's "Masked Singer" ball has come to an end. The celebrity was forced off the singing show's hamster wheel Wednesday, after being eliminated.       
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NFL agrees to end race-based dementia testing in $1 billion settlement
The proposal, which must still be approved by a judge, follows months of negotiations between the NFL, class counsel for retired players, and lawyers for players who filed suit.
Mets starter Carlos Carrasco undergoes right elbow surgery
The veteran right-hander underwent surgery this week to remove a bone fragment from his right elbow, the team announced.
Biden and Harris call for nationwide mandatory mask order
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is calling on all governors to implement a mask mandate for every American and his running mate Kamala Harris is criticizing the Trump administration on the coronavirus vaccine. Ed O'Keefe reports.
How the Biden-Harris ticket will impact the 2020 race
Prominent politicians, celebrities and activists are praising Joe Biden's historic choice for a running mate. Senator Kamala Harris could become the country's first female, first Black and first South Asian American vice president, should Biden win the election. The co-founder of Black Voters Matter, LaTosha Brown, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" with more on how the Biden-Harris ticket will impact the 2020 race.
Trump goes after Kamala Harris with familiar insults
President Trump is going on the offensive after Joe Biden announced Senator Kamala Harris as his vice presidential nominee. CBS News' Skyler Henry joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss how the President and Republicans are reacting.
A drawing that upset a parent led to a Black girl arrested at Hawaii school
The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is demanding policy changes after a 10-year old Black girl was arrested at Honowai Elementary School over a drawing that upset a parent. CNN affiliate KHNL/KGMB has the details.
Trump attacks Harris after Biden chooses her as running mate
President Trump is testing out attacks against the newly-minted Biden-Harris team and trying to weaken Biden's lead in the polls among suburban voters. Weijia Jiang reports.
Historic Philadelphia music program teaches young students virtually
The 90 students at the All City Orchestra Summer Academy have found a way to keep practicing, despite the quarantine. Jim Axelrod reports.
Tufts University student dies after choking during hot dog eating contest
Madelyn "Madie" Nicpon, 20, a standout athlete and student leader for Suffern High School Class of 2019, died at a Boston hospital a day after she fell unconscious at an off-campus charity fundraiser.
Sumner Redstone, Chairman Emeritus of ViacomCBS, dead at 97
Sumner Redstone, the Chairman Emeritus ViacomCBS, has died at 97. Redstone battled his way to the top, growing a small chain of movie theaters into a media empire. Mark Strassmann reports.
Salt Lake City officer suspended after ordering K-9 to attack a Black man
A police officer in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been suspended and is under investigation for a vicious attack on a Black man involving a police dog. Carter Evans reports. (Warning: The video is graphic and disturbing.)
Biden and Harris give first speech as running mates
Joe Biden on Wednesday explained to America why he picked Kamala Harris as his running mate, as Harris made her case for removing and defeating the president. Ed O'Keefe reports.
New Jersey schools allowed to offer virtual learning
As the debate to reopen schools continues to grow nationwide, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will no longer require school districts to offer in-person learning. Meg Oliver reports.
8/20: Red and Blue
Final day of the Democratic National Convention; Michigan proposing settlement for Flint residents
CBS Evening News, August 21, 2020
California wildfires force more than 60,000 from their homes; Captain develops close bond with seagull he saved
CBS Evening News, August 20, 2020
Joe Biden to accept Democratic nomination at DNC; How schools can work toward a safe year
8/19: Red and Blue
Day 3 of the 2020 Democratic National Convention; Concerns grow for voting by mail in November
CBS Evening News, August 19, 2020
Out-of-control California wildfires prompt state of emergency; Georgia teachers bring the "cool" in back to school with viral music video
ALCS: Astros Beat Red Sox in Pivotal Game 5
A blowout win in Game 5 sends this series back to Houston, decidedly in the Astros’ favor. The resilient Red Sox may have finally met their match.
8/18: Red and Blue
Day 2 of the 2020 Democratic National Convention; Colleges struggling to reopen during pandemic
CBS Evening News, August 18, 2020
Postmaster general suspends USPS changes until after 2020 election; America marks 100 years of voting rights for women.
Seahawks claim Jacob Eason off of waivers from Colts, bringing QB back to where he played college football
Indianapolis had expressed hope in getting Jacob Eason back on the practice squad, but the Seahawks took that decision away.
CBS Evening News, August 17, 2020
Democrats kicking off virtual convention as Biden leads Trump in latest polls; Aesha Ash makes history at NYC's School of American Ballet
World's last Blockbuster store is holding a 90s-themed slumber party
The world's last Blockbuster video store is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime 90s-themed sleepover for only $4. The store manager of the Oregon location is converting it into an Airbnb for three nights in September, and lucky guests can watch movies or play video games in a makeshift living room — complete with a sofa bed, VCR cassette player and free snacks. Reservations are only for local customers to thank them for their support.
Conor McGregor: MMA fighter accused of unprovoked attack by Italian DJ
An Italian DJ claims he suffered a number of injuries following an alleged altercation with MMA fighter Conor McGregor.
How Kamala Harris impacts Biden's campaign
CBS News political contributors Terry Sullivan and Jamal Simmons join "CBS This Morning" to talk about how Senator Kamala Harris impacts the presidential race.
Artemi Panarin joins Mike Zibanejad on Rangers’ top line
Artemi Panrin will be playing on the left side of Mika Zibanejad on the Rangers' top line on Thursday night against the Predators. Chris Kreider will be on the right side.
Coronavirus leads to unexpected reunion between two half sisters after more than a half century
A bad break and surprise case of the coronavirus led to one unlikely reunion more than a half century in the making. Chip Reid shares the story of two long-lost siblings whose family is now reunited after decades of searching.
UN Ambassador Calls for Sanctions on North Korea After Missile Tests
"Each new advancement of the DPRK's weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs destabilizes the region and threatens international peace and security," the ambassador said in a statement.
Activist remembers early meetings with Fauci about HIV/AIDS
Peter Staley explains his decades long activism for HIV/AIDS, and how his relationship evolved with Dr. Anthony Fauci. Watch "Full Circle" every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.
Recent spike in coronavirus cases in nursing homes blamed on testing delays
Industry groups are raising concerns about a spike in coronavirus cases in nursing homes. A woman whose mother died from the virus in an Idaho facility wants answers about her mother's care in her final days. David Begnaud reports.
Scott Peterson denied bail ahead of re-sentencing for murder of wife and unborn son
Scott Peterson, who murdered his pregnant wife in 2002, was denied bail ahead of a December hearing where he will be re-sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
Florida family files lawsuit after 8-year-old arrested for allegedly hitting teacher
Police body camera video, released this week, shows police officers in Florida arresting an 8-year-old boy with special needs at his school in 2018. The officers try to handcuff the boy, but his hands are too small. His family is now filing a lawsuit. The boy was charged with felony battery, but the case was later dropped. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
Astros use big sixth inning to reclaim ALCS control over Red Sox
BOSTON — Fenway Park transformed into a morgue Wednesday evening, and these Red Sox must pull off one heck of a feat in order to turn this place back into a ballpark before next spring. The Astros, presumed deceased just two days prior here, placed themselves in the American League Championship Series driver’s seat with...
University suspends fraternity activities after freshman found unresponsive
The University of Missouri has suspended all fraternity activities after a freshman was found unresponsive Wednesday after a frat party and taken to the hospital.
WaPo gives claim Biden IRS will 'spy' on bank records '3 Pinocchios,' says will 'monitor' sum of transactions
The Washington Post released yet another so-called "fact-check" defending the Biden administration, this time addressing the uproar over the proposal for the IRS to heavily monitor bank transactions.
Photos: Netflix employees walk out in protest of Chappelle comedy special, transphobic remarks
Demonstrators began arriving outside the Netflix office on Vine Street in Los Angeles about 10 a.m. Wednesday and chanted, "Trans lives matter."
Harry Styles Spent His Quarantine Binge-Watching ‘RHOBH’, Just Like The Rest Of Us
And how the Housewives celebrated his birthday!
Alex Caceres 'not necessarily impressed' with Seungwoo Choi ahead of UFC Fight Night 196
Alex Caceres didn't know much about Seungwoo Choi when the matchup was offered to him for Saturday's UFC Fight Night 196 event.       Related StoriesAlex Caceres 'not necessarily impressed' with Seungwoo Choi ahead of UFC Fight Night 196 - EnclosureGrant Dawson apologizes to Ricky Glenn, feels bad for comments ahead of UFC Fight Night 196Grant Dawson apologizes to Ricky Glenn, feels bad for comments ahead of UFC Fight Night 196 - Enclosure
David Bakhtiari's return to practice is 'a shot in the arm' for the Green Bay Packers
For the first time since tearing his ACL on Dec. 31, All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari practiced with the Green Bay Packers.
Tawny Kitaen's cause of death revealed
The '80s video vixen died on May 7 at her home in Newport Beach, California. She was 59.
Broncos' Von Miller on having 'great game' against Browns offensive lineman: 'I’m going to kill him'
Denver Broncos star Von Miller isn’t messing around this week leading up to the team’s Thursday night matchup with the Cleveland Browns. Miller had a blunt message for his opponent.
U.S. surpasses 5 million coronavirus cases
Parents are worried about sending their children back to school in the fall as schools nationwide are facing reopening challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic. Manuel Bojorquez has the latest.
Biden to announce running mate soon; Trump campaign launches bus tours in key states
Joe Biden is expected to announce his running mate this week ahead of next week's Democratic convention. This comes as the Trump campaign is launching a pair of bus tours featuring family members, campaign surrogates and local political figures. CBS News 2020 campaign reporters Nicole Sganga and Bo Erickson join CBSN's "Red & Blue" with the latest on the 2020 race.
Guiliani gets roasted on social media for his portrayal of a past president
Rudy Giuliani used a filter to make himself look like Abraham Lincoln in an odd attack on Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the reaction the ad is receiving.
CBS News Battleground Tracker: Biden leading in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
The latest CBS News Battleground Tracker estimates Joe Biden with a slight lead over President Trump in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. CBS News director of elections and surveys Anthony Salvanto joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" to break it down.
Trump pushes forward with executive action on economy despite legal questions
President Trump signed several executive actions on Saturday to address the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, as Congress remains stalemated over another relief bill. Politico White House reporter Meridith McGraw join CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss the legal and political controversy.