Author Archives: CBS News

U.K.’s Boris Johnson becomes first world leader to confirm coronavirus diagnosis
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U.K.’s Boris Johnson becomes first world leader to confirm coronavirus diagnosis
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, becoming the first world leader to confirm a diagnosis. “I’ve developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus. That’s to say, a temperature and a persistent cough. And on the advice of the chief medical officer, I’ve taken a test that has come […]

Joe Biden wins all 3 primaries in Arizona, Florida and Illinois
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Joe Biden wins all 3 primaries in Arizona, Florida and Illinois
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Joe Biden swept all three primaries on Tuesday night in Arizona, Florida and Illinois, CBS News projects. The contests took place amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis that led Ohio officials to postpone their primary, which had also been scheduled for Tuesday. In remarks after his early win in Florida, Biden, speaking from his home in […]

Coronavirus takes center stage at Democratic debate
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Coronavirus takes center stage at Democratic debate
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The coronavirus took center stage at the 11th debate of the presidential primary season as Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders were tested on their approaches to the epidemic if they were president. The outbreak’s impact over daily life in the United States was evident from the outset of the debate, as Sanders and Biden opted […]

DNC raises debate requirements, excluding Tulsi Gabbard
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DNC raises debate requirements, excluding Tulsi Gabbard
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The Democratic National Committee has increased its requirements for participating in the March 15 debate in Arizona, hosted by CNN and Univision, the next Democratic debate of the primary season. The new requirements mean Tulsi Gabbard will not be on the stage. Under the new requirements, candidates must have at least 20% of the total […]

Biden sweeps South in Super Tuesday comeback as Sanders stays strong in California
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Biden sweeps South in Super Tuesday comeback as Sanders stays strong in California
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Less than two weeks after his campaign for the Democratic nomination appeared to be on life support, former Vice President Joe Biden executed a remarkable comeback on Super Tuesday, trouncing his rivals in Southern states with large African-American populations while capturing liberal strongholds that Bernie Sanders won four years ago. CBS News also projected that […]

Where are candidates spending on TV and radio before Super Tuesday?
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Where are candidates spending on TV and radio before Super Tuesday?
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On Super Tuesday, voters in fourteen states go to the polls to select their presidential pick. There are 1,344 pledged delegates are up for grabs — just over a third of all delegates in the Democratic nominating process — the most to be determined on a single day in the 2020 primary cycle. With the […]

Trump rails against rivals at conservative conference CPAC
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Trump rails against rivals at conservative conference CPAC
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President Trump was in his element Saturday afternoon speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference, one of the largest gatherings of his supporters in the country. Mr. Trump began his speech by railing against common enemies like the “fake news” and “crooked politicians,” and complained he was being treated poorly by his political enemies. He […]

Trump calls Democrats’ criticism of his coronavirus response a ‘hoax’ at rally in South Carolina
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Trump calls Democrats’ criticism of his coronavirus response a ‘hoax’ at rally in South Carolina
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President Trump lashed out Friday at Democrats who have questioned his handling of the coronavirus threat, calling their criticism a new “hoax” designed to undermine his leadership. At a political rally in South Carolina, Mr. Trump sought to steal some of the spotlight from his Democratic rivals who were campaigning across the state on the […]

Trump campaign opening ‘community centers’ in bid to win over black voters
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Trump campaign opening ‘community centers’ in bid to win over black voters
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The Trump campaign is opening pop-up “community centers” in key states in an attempt to boost support for the president among African-American voters, the campaign announced Wednesday. The “Black Voices for Trump Community Centers” will allow black Trump supporters to “engage voters and discuss the incredible strides Black America has made under President Trump’s administration,” […]

Trump campaign sues New York Times over opinion piece
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Trump campaign sues New York Times over opinion piece
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The Trump campaign is filing a libel lawsuit against the New York Times, claiming the paper inaccurately reported “as fact a conspiracy with Russia” in a March 2019 opinion piece. The campaign, which is seeking “compensatory damages in the millions,” claims the Times “intentionally” published false statements about the Trump campaign. The complaint, which is […]

Buttigieg campaign alleges ‘irregularities’ in Nevada results
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Buttigieg campaign alleges ‘irregularities’ in Nevada results
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Pete Buttigieg’s campaign has sent a letter to the Nevada state Democratic party alleging that there were “irregularities” in results from Saturday’s caucuses. While Sanders has won the caucus, the breakdown of how Nevada will allocate its 36 delegates has not yet been announced. Buttigieg’s campaign asked in the letter for the state party to […]

Roger Stone sentenced to 3 years, 4 months in prison for lying to Congress
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Roger Stone sentenced to 3 years, 4 months in prison for lying to Congress
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Roger Stone, the longtime GOP operative and Trump confidant, has been sentenced to 40 months behind bars for lying to Congress about his efforts to collaborate with WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign and threatening a witness to cover up his actions. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down the sentence at a hearing in […]

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy due to sex abuse lawsuits
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Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy due to sex abuse lawsuits
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The Boy Scouts of America, barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that would enable the hallowed, 110-year-old organization to carry on. The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware, sets in motion what could be one […]

Senate approves war powers resolution requiring congressional approval for engaging in hostilities in Iran
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Senate approves war powers resolution requiring congressional approval for engaging in hostilities in Iran
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The Senate approved a war powers resolution blocking President Trump from engaging in hostilities with Iran without congressional approval, a measure which has bipartisan support but not enough to overturn an all but certain veto from the White House. The vote passed 55 to 45, with eight Republicans joining all Democrats to vote in favor […]

Senate acquits Trump on impeachment charges, rejecting calls for his removal in historic trial
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Senate acquits Trump on impeachment charges, rejecting calls for his removal in historic trial
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The Senate voted to acquit President Donald J. Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, bringing an end to a five-month saga that began with a whistleblower’s complaint and culminated in just the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. In the vote on the first article of impeachment, which came […]

Senate rejects new witnesses in Trump impeachment trial, paving the way for acquittal
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Senate rejects new witnesses in Trump impeachment trial, paving the way for acquittal
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The Senate rejected a motion to allow consideration of additional witnesses and documents in President Trump’s impeachment trial, rebuffing Democrats and virtually ensuring the president’s ultimate acquittal on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate will hold the final vote Wednesday on the two articles of impeachment. The motion failed by […]

Saudi Arabia sentences five to death for Jamal Khashoggi killing
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Saudi Arabia sentences five to death for Jamal Khashoggi killing
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — A court in Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death for the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year by a team of Saudi agents. Saudi Arabia’s state-run Al-Ekhbariya TV channel reported that three others were sentenced to […]

Pelosi: “I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment”
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Pelosi: “I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment”
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Democratic committee chairs to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump. “Sadly, but with confidence and humility, with allegiance to our founders, and a heart full of love for America, today I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment,” Pelosi said. Pelosi’s announcement is a […]

Trump calls Trudeau “two-faced,” cancels NATO press conference
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Trump calls Trudeau “two-faced,” cancels NATO press conference
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President Trump called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “two-faced” on Wednesday after Trudeau appeared to mock the president during a reception at Buckingham Palace. The president also canceled a news conference that was scheduled to take place at the conclusion of the NATO summit. “When today’s meetings are over, I will be heading back to […]

Trump rips French leader Emmanuel Macron for “nasty” remark as NATO summit starts
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Trump rips French leader Emmanuel Macron for “nasty” remark as NATO summit starts
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President Trump, who has repeatedly threatened to withdraw from NATO and once called it “obsolete,” surprised many by kicking off a two-day visit to London on Tuesday for the transatlantic alliance’s annual summit by defending it against criticism from France. After French President Emmanuel Macron’s suggested that NATO had suffered “brain death,” Mr. Trump called […]

Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan
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Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan
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President Trump showed up in Afghanistan on Thursday for a surprise Thanksgiving visit with troops engaged in America’s longest-ever military conflict. Mr. Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:30 p.m. local time and spent more than two-and-a-half hours on the ground, speaking to troops and meeting with Afghanistan’s president. Reporters were under strict […]

Trump slams Democrats during ‘homecoming’ rally in Florida
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Trump slams Democrats during ‘homecoming’ rally in Florida
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Now a Florida resident, President Trump held what his campaign dubbed a “homecoming rally” near Miami on Tuesday. During the rally, Mr. Trump continued to lash out at the ongoing impeachment inquiry in a state that will be crucial to his 2020 reelection bid. The rally was Mr. Trump’s first in the state since he […]

Bloomberg officially joins presidential campaign with multimillion-dollar ad blitz
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Bloomberg officially joins presidential campaign with multimillion-dollar ad blitz
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Washington — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg formally announced he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination Sunday, launching a multimillion-dollar ad campaign that frames his candidacy as the best hope for defeating President Trump. Bloomberg’s first minute-long advertisement will debut nationally on “60 Minutes” on Sunday evening, and appear again on NBC Sunday […]

8 striking moments in the 2nd day of public impeachment hearings
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8 striking moments in the 2nd day of public impeachment hearings
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Washington — Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was recalled from her post earlier this year, testified Friday in the second day of public impeachment hearings. Yovanovitch said she was the victim of a smear campaign led by President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and “foreign corrupt interests” in Ukraine — a […]

Cleveland Browns’ Myles Garrett suspended by NFL after helmet hit and fight during Steelers game
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Cleveland Browns’ Myles Garrett suspended by NFL after helmet hit and fight during Steelers game
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Cleveland Brown star Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for ripping off Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and striking him on the head during the final seconds of Thursday Night Football. Garrett will be suspended at least through the regular season and postseason for his actions, the league said in a […]

In major milestone, SpaceX test fires Crew Dragon abort engines
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In major milestone, SpaceX test fires Crew Dragon abort engines
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In a major milestone, SpaceX engineers fired the powerful abort engines in the company’s Crew Dragon astronaut ferry ship Wednesday, carrying out an apparently successful ground test showing the problem that triggered a catastrophic explosion last April has been resolved. This time around, the capsule’s eight Super Draco engines ignited and fired as planned, generating […]

CDC identifies ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses
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CDC identifies ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses
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U.S. health officials reported a breakthrough Friday in their investigation into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses. A government lab found the same chemical compound in fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced. The compound — vitamin E acetate — […]

State Department official testifies as part of impeachment inquiry
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State Department official testifies as part of impeachment inquiry
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Philip Reeker, the acting assistant secretary of European and Eurasian affairs, is testifying before the House committees conducting the impeachment inquiry in a closed deposition on Saturday. Reeker is the latest in a line of current and former administration officials testifying about their knowledge of a July 25 call where President Trump asked the Ukrainian […]