CBS executives out after reports of "racist" and "sexist" comments
The two local television executives were the focus of a January investigation by the Los Angeles Times into allegations they "cultivated a hostile work environment."
Many still lack affordable internet access
Some Americans still do not have proper access to high-speed internet, which puts a strain on the economy and is leaving minorities and low-income families with an education deficit. President Biden's $3 trillion infrastructure plan could begin to tackle the issue, but there is still more to be done. CBS News political contributor and BluePrint Strategy founder Antjuan Seawright and Simmons University associate professor Colin Rhinesmith joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss.
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04/07: Red and Blue
Biden urges Congress to back infrastructure plan; Democrats vying to be Virgina's next governor
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Carbon dioxide levels highest they've been in over 3 million years: NOAA
The rise happened despite an estimated 7% reduction in global emissions due to the pandemic, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Florida senators allocate $3 million for Piney Point cleanup
Complete closure of the facility is expected to cost up to $200 million, and Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson says "this has been a catastrophe waiting to happen for too long."
South Carolina state House advances hate crimes bill
South Carolina is one of just three states that do not have similar bills, which increase criminal penalties for people who commit hate crimes.
No timetable for withdrawal of troops after U.S.-Iraq talks
The mission of U.S. forces in Iraq has shifted to training and advisory roles, allowing for redeployment of combat forces remaining in the country, U.S. and Iraq delegates said Wednesday.
Sanders wants fossil fuel execs to testify to budget committee
Top executives at BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil have been invited to next week's hearing.
Forensic scientist found George Floyd's blood, pills in squad car
McKenzie Anderson, a state crime scene team leader, testified about collecting evidence in the trial of Derek Chauvin.
Celebrity zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia, family says
The 74-year-old former Columbus Zoo and Aquarium director is retiring from public life, as his condition has progressed faster than anticipated.
U.K. variant becomes dominant U.S. strain, CDC says
The more contagious variant first found in the United Kingdom is now the dominant strain in the U.S., according to the CDC. As CBS News' Nikki Battiste reports, experts say this variant is fueling clusters of infections in Americans under the age of 17. Dr. Len Horovitz, a pulmonary specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital joins CBSN to discuss what this could mean for our fight against the virus.
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California congressman vaccinates his constituents
California Congressman Raul Ruiz, an emergency room physician, is vaccinating his own constituents when Congress is on break. Nikole Killion takes a look.
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