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COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford and AstraZeneca up to 90% effective, trial data show

COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford and AstraZeneca up to 90% effective, trial data show

London — And then there were three. U.K. pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, along with its partners at Oxford University, became on Monday the third team to announce positive late stage trial results for a  vaccine. The " was "highly effective'' in preventing disease, with up to 90% efficacy in patients receiving one of the dose regimens used in trials, AstraZeneca announced.The results are based on interim analysis of trials in the U.K. and Brazil of the vaccine developed by Oxford University and manufactured by AstraZeneca.  "There were no hospitalizations or severe cases in anyone who had...

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Grocery store workers fear getting sick as coronavirus cases continue to climb

Grocery store workers fear getting sick as coronavirus cases continue to climb

As the holidays near — typically the busiest time of the year for U.S. retailers — supermarket employees say they're afraid to go to work as  skyrocket."COVID cases are exploding in California and across the country. Everyone who works in my store is afraid of getting infected," said Rachel Fournier, a cashier and bagger for 16 years at a Ralphs in Los Angeles, in a news conference held by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) on Monday. "Despite the growing danger, it sometimes takes up to two weeks for us to be told a coworker tested positive."At least 350 UFCW members have died...

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Reconsidering a Colorado mountain's controversial name

Reconsidering a Colorado mountain's controversial name

Just over five years ago, then-President Barack Obama changed the name of the tallest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley. It once again became , an original Native Alaskan name with deep cultural significance.Today, as our nation wrestles with the past and questions about those we've chosen to honor, another mountain may be in line for a new name.Mount Evans in Colorado was named for John Evans, an 1800s Colorado territorial governor. Some say the naming honors the winning of the West.To Ernest House Jr. – a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and former executive director of the Colorado...

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Trump legal team disavows association with lawyer Sidney Powell

Trump legal team disavows association with lawyer Sidney Powell

The Trump campaign is disavowing its association with attorney Sidney Powell after the far-fetched Trump campaign Thursday press conference when she claimed without evidence that the deceased Hugo Chávez, among others, was responsible for rigging the . The campaign claimed that she "is not a member of the Trump legal team," even though the president and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani had previously identified her as being on the team.In the days since the press conference, Powell has made additional unfounded claims to conservative networks, and her claims have even been questioned by Fox...

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Biden expected to announce Tony Blinken as secretary of state

Biden expected to announce Tony Blinken as secretary of state

President-elect is expected to announce , a longtime diplomat and a member of Mr. Biden's inner circle, as his secretary of state, multiple people familiar with the decision confirmed to CBS News. Mr. Biden is expected to make the announcement on Tuesday.A person familiar with the decision confirmed to CBS News that Linda Thomas-Greenfield has been selected as U.N. ambassador.     Blinken has served in the past two Democratic administrations, including as a deputy national security adviser from 2013 to 2015 and as deputy secretary of state from 2015 to 2017. Mr. Biden first began working...

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Georgia GOP shifts strategy to prioritize vote-by-mail ahead of runoff elections

Georgia GOP shifts strategy to prioritize vote-by-mail ahead of runoff elections

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Texas National Guard deployed to help El Paso with morgue overflow

Texas National Guard deployed to help El Paso with morgue overflow

Texas National Guard troops have been deployed to El Paso, Texas, to help with morgue operations as the city and county grapple with a  surge. The Texas Division of Emergency Management said in a  that "after completing an assessment of the situation on the ground in El Paso County this week, the state has mobilized a team of 36 Texas National Guard personnel to provide mortuary affairs support beginning at 0900 tomorrow," CBS' El Paso affiliate reported Friday. The city's mayor, Dee Margo, said on  Friday that a "rapid increase in cases and hospitalizations" has brought on a "spike in...

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Trump Organization's consulting payments to Ivanka Trump are focus of NY tax probe

Trump Organization's consulting payments to Ivanka Trump are focus of NY tax probe

New York's attorney general has sent a subpoena to the Trump Organization for records related to consulting fees paid to Ivanka Trump as part of a broad civil investigation into the president's business dealings, a law enforcement official said Thursday.The New York Times, citing anonymous sources,  that a similar subpoena was sent to President Donald Trump's company by the Manhattan district attorney, which is conducting a parallel criminal probe. Ivanka Trump alleged in a Thursday night tweet that the probe constituted "harassment." "This 'inquiry' by NYC democrats is 100% motivated by...

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Time's almost up to claim your $1,200 stimulus check

Time's almost up to claim your $1,200 stimulus check

Time is running out to register for a $1,200 stimulus check for people who haven't yet received the federal payment and don't normally file tax returns. The IRS said it will close its on November 21 at 3 p.m. Eastern timeCollege students and low-income adults may be among those who qualify for the money but haven't yet received a check, the tax agency said. The IRS had sent letters to about 9 million people who may be eligible for a check, reminding them of the deadline to register at the agency's so-called  to qualify for the payment.The IRS is trying to track down people who earlier...

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Supreme Court delays hearing fight over Mueller investigation grand jury materials

Supreme Court delays hearing fight over Mueller investigation grand jury materials

Washington — The Supreme Court said Friday it will  oral arguments in a legal fight over attempts to obtain secret grand jury materials from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 .The Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee  this week to remove the dispute from its December argument calendar due to the upcoming change in presidential administrations. In an unsigned order, the court granted the request to push back the arguments originally set for December 2."The committee's investigations into misconduct by President Trump, oversight of agency...

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Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19

Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19

President Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19, two Trump family associates confirmed to CBS News. A spokesman for Trump Jr. said he tested positive at the start of the week and has been "quarantining out at his cabin since the result."   "He's been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended COVID-19 guidelines," the spokesman said. Trump Jr. is the latest in the Trump orbit to test positive for COVID-19, following the president's diagnosis on October 2. On Friday, Rudy Giuliani's son Andrew, who is a special assistant to the...

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House Democrats tell GSA chief her refusal to certify Biden's win is "having grave effects"

House Democrats tell GSA chief her refusal to certify Biden's win is "having grave effects"

Four House committee chairs demanded that the head of the agency that oversees the presidential transition brief them immediately as to why she refuses to formally kickstart the process by affirming that President-elect Joe Biden won the election.The to General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy was signed by Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney, Appropriations Committee Chair Nita Lowey, as well as Gerry Connolly and Mike Quigley, who are subcommittee chairs."Your actions in blocking transition activities required under the law are having grave effects, including undermining...

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Rural hospitals brace for surge of COVID-19 patients

Rural hospitals brace for surge of COVID-19 patients

Rupert, Idaho — Coronavirus nationwide are up more than 100% in the last month. Rural hospitals, in particular, are at a tipping point. Nearly 20% of Americans rely on them.CBS News got a first-hand look Thursday inside a small hospital in Rupert, Idaho, that's bracing to take in more patients. Minidoka Memorial Hospital has just 17 beds and a staff that is overwhelmed. The hospital doesn't have an intensive care unit, but there are three beds now for COVID-19 patients.Large cities initially bore the brunt of the pandemic and while COVID-19 cases are increasing again, nowhere are they...

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Biden's win in Georgia reaffirmed after recount

Biden's win in Georgia reaffirmed after recount

has been completed and President-elect Joe Biden's victory has been reaffirmed, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger said Thursday. According to a statement from Raffensberger, the hand recount upheld and reaffirmed the original outcome produced by the machine tally of votes cast. "Georgia's historic first statewide audit reaffirmed that the state's new secure paper ballot system accurately counted and reported results," Raffensberger said in a statement. "This is a credit to the hard work of our county and local officials who moved quickly to undertake and complete such a...

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Lawsuit claims Tyson Foods managers bet money on employees getting COVID-19

Lawsuit claims Tyson Foods managers bet money on employees getting COVID-19

Waterloo, Iowa — The son of a Tyson Foods employee who died from complications claims in a lawsuit filed this week that company managers bet money on how many employees would test positive for the virus, .Tyson denies many of the allegations in the suit.Isidro Fernandez, who died April 26, worked at Tyson's Waterloo facility.The suit claims Tyson managers engaged in "fraudulent misrepresentations, gross negligence and incorrigible, willful and wanton disregard for worker safety." Defendants include Tyson Foods Chairman John Tyson, CEO Noel White, President Dean Banks, President Stephen...

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Singer Bobby Brown's son found dead in Los Angeles at age 28

Singer Bobby Brown's son found dead in Los Angeles at age 28

Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead at a Los Angeles home Wednesday. He was 28.Los Angeles Police spokesman Officer Jeff Lee said officers were responding to a medical emergency when they found Brown Jr.'s body around 1:50 p.m. at a home in Encino, The Los Angeles Times and .Brown Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene. Lee said police believe no foul play was involved and additional details on the death weren't immediately released.CBS Los Angeles reported that his brother, Landon Brown, posted a  Wednesday, writing "I love you forever King."Brown Jr. was the son...

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Indoor dining and gyms likely to close in "next week or two," NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says

Indoor dining and gyms likely to close in "next week or two," NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday that new restrictions are likely to hit the city in the coming days. "It's just a matter of time" before indoor dining and gyms close, he said, adding, "It's very likely to be in the next week or two."De Blasio said the city will soon be in orange zone status, which would trigger the shutdowns. "The orange zone rules are clear, and New York City will, before long, be in that orange zone status," he said.De Blasio made the remarks at a press conference Thursday after announcing the day before that the city's seven-day average positivity rate...

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Biden says Trump's refusal to concede is "incredibly damaging" and "totally irresponsible"

Biden says Trump's refusal to concede is "incredibly damaging" and "totally irresponsible"

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Ben Watkins, "MasterChef Junior" contestant, has died at 14 years old

Ben Watkins, "MasterChef Junior" contestant, has died at 14 years old

Fourteen-year-old Ben Watkins, who was a "MasterChef Junior" contestant, has died after a year-and-a-half battle with cancer, his family .Watkins was diagnosed with angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma shortly after his 13th birthday last September, according to a GoFundMe page called #Love4Ben Memorial Fund. Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma is a rare soft tissue tumor most commonly occurring in children and young adults, and Watkins had been undergoing treatment for it at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. A statement from Watkins' grandmother and uncle was on the GoFundMe page on...

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After bitter meeting, Wisconsin panel to order recount Trump wants in two largely Democratic counties

After bitter meeting, Wisconsin panel to order recount Trump wants in two largely Democratic counties

Madison, Wisconsin — The Wisconsin Elections Commission voted late Wednesday, after an hours-long and often-contentious debate, to issue an order Thursday to recount ballots cast in Milwaukee and Dane counties, as requested by President Trump. His campaign paid the $3 million required for the recount and issuing the order was expected to be a pro forma move, but it instead resulted in nearly six hours of arguing.The partisan fighting before the recount even started likely foreshadows the battle that lies ahead. "It's just remarkable the six of us in a civilized fashion can't agree to this...

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Video shows Florida deputy fatally shooting Black teens in moving car

Video shows Florida deputy fatally shooting Black teens in moving car

Video released by a Florida sheriff's office shows two deputies pulling their weapons and one firing at a car as it drives near him in a shooting that killed two Black teenagers. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office Tuesday after the teenagers' families and their attorney, famed civil rights attorney , demanded more information about last Friday's events that led to the fatal shooting of A.J. Crooms, 16, and Sincere Pierce, 18.The sheriff's office said in a Facebook post that Deputies Jafet Santiago-Miranda and Carson Hendren were doing a follow-up investigation on what they thought was a...

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Military's system to combat sexual assault is broken, survivors say: "It's so much bigger than it seems"

Military's system to combat sexual assault is broken, survivors say: "It's so much bigger than it seems"

Fifteen years ago, the Department of Defense established a program to combat sexual assault and rape in the ranks. Since then, the military has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on prevention efforts with a stated policy of zero tolerance. A year-and-a-half-long investigation by "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell and the CBS News Investigative Unit into sexual assault within the U.S. military uncovered failures by leaders to address the issue. Over the course of the investigation, CBS News spoke with nearly two dozen survivors of sexual assault, whistleblowers...

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"They took her soul": Army did "nothing" for soldier who reported sexual assault, mom says

"They took her soul": Army did "nothing" for soldier who reported sexual assault, mom says

Fifteen years ago, the Department of Defense established a program to combat sexual assault and rape in the ranks. Since then, the military has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on prevention efforts with a stated policy of zero tolerance.  A year-and-a-half long investigation by "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell and the CBS News Investigative Unit into sexual assault within the U.S. military uncovered failures by leaders to address the issue. Over the course of the investigation, CBS News spoke with nearly two dozen survivors of sexual assault,...

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Trump campaign to request recount of two Wisconsin counties

Trump campaign to request recount of two Wisconsin counties

Washington — President Trump's campaign will seek a recount in two Wisconsin counties, it said Wednesday, alleging without presenting evidence that absentee ballots were illegally issued and altered, and county clerks advised voters on how to skirt the state's voter ID laws.The campaign said it is filing a  with the Wisconsin  Commission (WEC) for a recount in Milwaukee and Dane counties due to the purported irregularities and has transferred $3 million to the state to cover the cost of the recounts. "The people of Wisconsin deserve to know whether their processes worked in a legal and...

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U.S. reported 1,707 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday – the deadliest day for COVID-19 in 6 months

U.S. reported 1,707 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday – the deadliest day for COVID-19 in 6 months

The United States logged 1,707 coronavirus  — the equivalent of at least one American dying per minute. This is the highest recorded in the U.S. for the past six months,  to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Research Center. The highest number of daily deaths recorded was on April 15, according  from the center, with more than 2,600 coronavirus deaths that day. While the number of deaths each day peaked near the beginning of the pandemic, the number of daily confirmed cases hit a high on Friday, November 13, with more than 177,000 new cases.Since the pandemic began, the U.S. has recorded...

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