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Kennedy Center to honor Garth Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Joan Baez, more

Actress-choreographer Debbie Allen and violin virtuoso Midori also will be honored.
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Fact Check: Did Joe Biden Set Modern Record For Executive Orders in His First Week?
Some Republicans have strongly criticized Biden's use of executive action to reverse former President Donald Trump's policies.
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This UV-C mask offers ultimate protection and is on sale for 50 percent off
The mask of the future is here today. The UV-C Air Purification Face Mask was crowdfunded on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and it is the first active UV-C mask that can instantly filter smoke, pollution, pollen, and more, in addition to pathogens. The UVMask features an advanced filtration system that offers double breathing protection. The...
Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping suspect agrees to plead guilty
One of six men charged in an alleged plot to snatch Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has agreed to plead guilty to a kidnapping conspiracy, according to a court document filed Wednesday.
Wisconsin girl, 7, dies after tooth removal, family says
A Wisconsin family is awaiting the results of an autopsy after their 7-year-old died following a trip to the dentist.
Death Row Records co-founder Michael ‘Harry-O’ Harris thanks Trump for pardon
Michael "Harry-O" Harris, a co-founder of Death Row Records who was serving 25 years to life, broke down in tears thanking former President Donald Trump in his first interview since being pardoned.
Stock trading platforms suffer tech problems amid market mayhem
Investors reported problems buying and selling stocks on several major trading platforms during a volatile market session on Wednesday. Users were struggling to carry out online trades through both Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade, which Schwab acquired last year, according to outage-tracking website Downdetector. Schwab confirmed the problems on Twitter, urging investors not to place...
In ‘Just as I Am,’ actress Cicely Tyson reflects on 96 years of a life well lived
While undoubtedly personal, Tyson’s memoir offers an accounting of how far we’ve come — and how far we still must go.
Cold house? Get cozy with one of these modern space heaters on sale
If you’re not a fan of winter simply because of the frigid temperatures, you’re not alone. No one likes tensing up as soon as the cold air hits their skin. Fun fact: there are only 1 in 10 Americans who enjoy winter. However, some items can help you get through the most hated season in the country. We’ve...
Biden ups vaccination goals as part of new COVID-19 plans
President Joe Biden outlined his administration's new COVID-19 plan, which includes loftier vaccination goals nationwide and announced the U.S. government to buy 200 million additional coronavirus vaccine doses later this year. CBS News' Debra Alfarone joined "CBSN AM" with the latest.
Walgreens taps Starbucks executive Roz Brewer as CEO
Former chief operating officer for the coffee chain will become the only Black woman leading a Fortune 500 company.
See Kirsten Stewart as Princess Diana in ‘Spencer’
The "Twilight" actress, 30, is the same age as Diana at the time the movie takes place.
AT&T takes $15.5B charge on struggling DirecTV business
AT&T logged a hefty $15.5 billion charge on its flailing DirecTV unit, which has been pummeled by cord-cutting even as the company’s new streaming service HBO Max continues to grow. The telecom giant said Wednesday that the writedown spurred a fourth-quarter loss as the firm signaled it would focus on streaming and move away from...
NBA reporter Sekou Smith, who died of covid at 48, is remembered for his kindness
Warriors Coach Steve Kerr called the loss of Sekou Smith "crushing news" about someone who was "a part of the NBA family for a long time.”
Cinematographer Hélène Louvart shoots 'Never Rarely' as an intimate anti-road movie
Working closely with director Eliza Hittman, she says, "I know exactly what to do; I feel where she wants the camera to go. It's like choreography."
Trump's YouTube channel to 'remain suspended' due to 'ongoing potential for violence' after Capitol riot
Former President Donald Trump's YouTube channel will "remain suspended," the company said Wednesday, pointing to an "ongoing potential for violence" in the wake of the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.
David Duchovny has more passions than his new protagonist has wives
He talks with The Times about his novel "Truly Like Lightning," Mormonism, the patriarchy, sex, political correctness and, of course, Harold Bloom.
Where to Watch ‘Wrong Turn’ 2021 Movie
The hit horror franchise is expanding once again.
Twitter's Birdwatch tool a way for people to 'cancel each other,' not debate: Biotech CEO
Biotech entrepreneur and author Vivek Ramaswamy slammed Twitter Wednesday after the social media giant announced their plans to implement a new anti-disinformation system operated by users, known as Birdwatch.
Pelicans looking to trade Lonzo Ball
Lonzo Ball could be taking the next step toward NBA journeyman soon. The Pelicans have been receiving trade calls on both Ball and sharpshooter JJ Redick and have expressed a willingness to move both, The Athletic reported. The Pelicans are off to an underwhelming 5-10 start in Zion Williamson’s second season and the report states...
COVID Vaccines Offered to Donors Who Gave Over $10,000 to Washington Hospital
Vaccination appointments were also offered to the hospital's board members as well as some patients, volunteers, employees and retired health providers.
GameStop's ascent: Reddit traders vs hedge funds
A group of investors on Reddit have helped fuel a so-called short squeeze in GameStop stock. CNN's Christine Romans reports.
Biden to announce moratorium on new oil, gas leases on federal land
President Biden will announce a wide-ranging moratorium Wednesday on new oil and gas leases on federal land — despite news that his last “climate action” will lead to the loss of thousands of jobs. News of the proposed moratorium, which will be signed alongside a group of other climate-related actions, follows Biden’s day one decision...
Progressive Democrats Press Joe Biden to Go Much Further on Private Prisons
After President Joe Biden signed an executive order ending federal contracts with private prisons, progressive Democrats have called on the new commander-in-chief to make strides in prison reform.
Oil tycoon grandson John Gilbert Getty's cause of death revealed
John Gilbert Getty's cause of death has been revealed as complications from an accidental overdose. The musician is known as the grandson of the oil tycoon J. Paul Getty.
NASA astronauts conduct first spacewalk of 2021
Astronauts on Wednesday conducted the first spacewalk of 2021 from the International Space Station (ISS). The event on Wednesday is the first in a pair of spacewalks, the second set for Feb. 1. Both walks are planned to be 6.5 hours, according to NASA. NASA’s Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover floated out early and headed straight to Columbus, one of...
NBA reporter and analyst Sekou Smith dies from Covid-19
Sekou Smith, NBA reporter and analyst, has died from Covid-19. He was 48.
Why Are Illegal Raves Still Taking Place During Lockdown?
Police issued over $20,000 in fines after breaking up an illegal rave in London attended by 300 people.
70-year-old man at-large after allegedly killing 2 duck hunters
Two first-degree murder warrants were issued for David Vowell’s arrest.
Detroit activist turns old potato chip bags into sleeping bags for the homeless
It starts with a pile of used potato chip bags and ends with desperately needed sleeping bags to help Detroit's homeless face the brutal winter.
Detroit activist turns old potato chip bags into sleeping bags for the homeless
It starts with a pile of used potato chip bags and ends with desperately needed sleeping bags to help Detroit's homeless face the brutal winter.
European Union threatens to prevent exports of limited COVID-19 vaccine supply
The United Kingdom has become the first European country to surpass 100,000 coronavirus deaths as shortfalls from European vaccine manufacturers pits the country against the European Union for the supply. The E.U. is threatening to prevent companies like Pfizer and AstraZeneca from exporting any vaccine orders until its own citizens receive doses, which also creates issues for developing nations in dire need of vaccinations. CBS News' Charlie D'Agata joins CBSN AM to discuss.
Army updates grooming standards to foster inclusion and diversity
Under updated requirements, short ponytails will be allowed, and phrases with racist connotations will be removed from regulations.
Disney's 'Raya and the Last Dragon' trailer receives mixed reactions on social media
The trailer for Disney's upcoming film "Raya and the Last Dragon" dropped Wednesday – and the reactions have been mixed.
US 'actively looking' at requiring COVID testing before domestic flights
The Biden administration is "actively looking" at requiring COVID testing before domestic flights, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official said.
Supreme Court nixes rulings that upheld Texas pandemic abortion ban
In a victory for Planned Parenthood, the US Supreme Court on Monday overturned two lower court rulings that had sided with GOP officials in banning most abortion procedures in Texas in an effort to conserve medical resources at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The ban was issued as part of an executive order by Gov. Greg Abbott in March 2020...
Tyler Perry will televise receiving COVID-19 vaccine to quell skeptics
"I understand why there's a healthy skepticism about the vaccine."
Donald Trump's final economic report card could be very underwhelming
Economists are grading on a curve. That's not a good thing if you're former President Donald Trump.
Donald Trump's final economic report card could be very underwhelming
Economists are grading on a curve. That's not a good thing if you're former President Donald Trump.
Walmart to convert dozens of stores into high-tech warehouses
Walmart said it will convert space at dozens of its stores into high-tech warehouse space as it expects a surge in online orders for pickup and delivery will persist beyond the pandemic. The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer said some store locations will get divvied up while others will get additional square footage to create on-site mini-fulfillment...
The economy is getting even worse for Americans with high school degrees or less education
Nearly a million people with a high school education or less lost work in November and December, reversing job recovery since April.
For Trump’s Aggrieved Defenders, This Impeachment Confirms Everything
His supporters see his second impeachment, a historic first, as the culmination of years of unfair treatment. The belief’s ubiquity shows the resilience of his message and the power of conservative media.
Black business owners are facing ruin. They need help now
Far too often, the opportunity to obtain an education, secure a job, access quality health care or provide for your family is still determined by the color of your skin.
The most dangerous situation humanity has ever faced
Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Robert Rosner write that nuclear weapons and climate change pose fundamentally greater threats to humanity than the Covid-19 pandemic. While there are some positive developments -- such as the election of a US President who respects science -- It remains 100 seconds to midnight on the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Doomsday Clock.
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon gets $10M pay cut over 1MDB scandal
Goldman Sachs slashed CEO David Solomon’s pay by $10 million as a consequence of the megabank’s involvement in the 1MDB corruption case. The Wall Street giant shrank Solomon’s cash and stock compensation package to $17.5 million last year from $27.5 million in 2019 after one of Goldman’s units pleaded guilty to federal charges over its...
Fox News hires former Trump adviser Larry Kudlow, Kayleigh McEnany rumored to follow
Larry Kudlow, Trump's former national economic council director, is joining Fox News.
Former ‘RHONY’ star Barbara Kavovit enters NYC mayoral race
Kavovit starred in Bravo's hit "Housewives" series from 2010 to 2019.
Editorial: Biden is off to a good start fighting climate change, but the nation must do more faster
President Biden's actions on climate change are a necessary shift in government direction, but he — and Congress — need to do more. Fast.
John Gilbert Getty reportedly died from complications of an accidental overdose
Getty Oil heir John Gilbert Getty, who was found dead in a Texas hotel room, died from complications of an accidental drug overdose, a report said Wednesday. Getty, 52, died of cardiomyopathy and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — heart conditions triggered by a toxic level of fentanyl in his system, TMZ reported. The Bexar County...