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National Zoo reopens for the first time in 19 weeks
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 01:52:39 -0400
After shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. reopened to the public for the first time in 19 weeks. Some indoor exhibits still remain closed for health and safety reasons. Chip Reid reports.
Invasion! Asian giant hornets have arrived
Sun, 26 Jul 2020 14:28:20 -0400
They can grow as large as 2½ inches and can slaughter a colony of thousands of honeybees in a matter of hours. And their sting? It's one of the most painful known to humankind. Vespa mandarinia, dubbed by The New York Times as "murder hornets," are the nation's latest invasive species, and correspondent Luke Burbank talks with entomologists and a beekeeper about the threats these insects pose and what's being done to keep them from establishing themselves in the U.S.
Is the United States "hitting bottom"?
Sun, 26 Jul 2020 14:18:24 -0400
1968 was a year that saw America tested over issues of race and war. In 2020, the country is being tested over issues of race and the pandemic. "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with noted political figures and writers — former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Senator Tom Daschle, and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers Kathleen Parker and Anna Quindlen — about government dysfunction; the dangers of the Twitterverse; and the leadership needed to unite these United States.
How to tell if your Facebook has been hacked
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 13:12:21 -0400
There are different ways hackers can break into a Facebook account; here are the clues to look for
U.S. charges Chinese hackers with targeting coronavirus vaccine research
Tue, 21 Jul 2020 19:28:42 -0400
The Justice Department is accusing China of sponsoring hackers targeting coronavirus research labs in the U.S. Jeff Pegues reports. 
Russian hackers accused of targeting coronavirus vaccine developers
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 19:15:23 -0400
Intelligence agencies from the U.S., Canada and Britain say Russian hackers are once again targeting foreign governments. But this time, they say, they're accused of trying to steal research on vaccines for the coronavirus. Charlie D'Agata has the latest.
Scammers hack Twitter to hijack verified accounts and steal cryptocurrency
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 14:44:41 -0400
Twitter was hit Wednesday with an unprecedented attack targeting verified accounts. The hackers were looking to steal money from followers of those accounts and made away with about $100,000 before the scam was caught and shut down. Consumer investigative correspondent Anna Werner reports.
The Lincoln Project targets Trump in new ads
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 00:45:02 -0400
Rick Wilson, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, joined "Red & Blue" to discuss his group's new ads against President Trump and whether Republicans will take a stand against him in November.
High-profile Twitter accounts targeted in cryptocurrency scam
Wed, 15 Jul 2020 20:20:47 -0400
High-profile Twitter accounts, including those of Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Kanye West, were hacked in an apparent scam asking for bitcoin payments. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joins CBSN with the details.
High-profile Twitter accounts hacked in cryptocurrency scam
Wed, 15 Jul 2020 19:20:58 -0400
There appears to be a major security breach at Twitter involving several major companies and public figures. The accounts have been hacked in a scam that promises big returns on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Kris Van Cleave has the latest.
How a volunteer group is using the latest tech to help senior citizens overcome loneliness
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 17:28:09 -0400
Social isolation has long been a problem for many of the country's senior citizens, and with many confined to their homes because of the coronavirus pandemic, it has become an even greater concern. A volunteer group made up of high school students is stepping up to help seniors using Zoom, the conference app that has exploded in popularity in recent months. They are called Generation Tech, and their mission has been to introduce the newest technology to older generations, even before the pandemic struck. Barry Petersen takes a look at how they are bridging the digital divide. (Courtesy: Wish of a Lifetime)
Venice begins testing floodgates to save iconic Italian city from destruction
Sun, 12 Jul 2020 17:24:02 -0400
The iconic waters of Venice, Italy have become an extreme threat due to frequent, massive flooding that has seen the city slowly sink for centuries. Now, a long-planned but controversial technology is being tested that could address the increasingly dire problem. Chris Livesay reports on the plans, and why they were not completed a decade ago.
Seat back safety standards in U.S. cars under intense scrutiny
Sat, 04 Jul 2020 19:43:46 -0400
About one child dies every week in the U.S. due to unsafe car seat backs, the safety standards for which have not been updated since the 1960s. Now, lawmakers are pushing to have the standards updated within two years. Kris Van Cleave reports.
House Democrats release plan to fight climate change
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:57:36 -0400
House Democrats have released a 500-page report with recommendations for government action to help fight climate change. Congresswoman Kathy Castor of Florida is the chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and she joined CBSN to discuss the recommendations.
Nature: California's Mono Lake
Sun, 28 Jun 2020 14:40:21 -0400
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Mono Lake, east of Yosemite in California, known for its salty waters and mineral deposits. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.
Tesla's cybertruck draws crowds at Petersen Automotive Museum
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 19:37:25 -0400
Car and technology enthusiasts gathered at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles to take a sneak peek at Tesla's anticipated cybertruck. Kris Van Cleave reports.
Facebook to start labeling rule-breaking posts
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 19:32:49 -0400
Facebook will now implement strategies to crack down on potentially offensive or misleading content, including statements made by government officials. Carter Evans reports.
Apple's Tim Cook on a "giant leap" in social progress
Thu, 25 Jun 2020 20:02:40 -0400
Tim Cook has been the CEO of Apple for nearly a decade now, and still carries on an Apple tradition: their Worldwide Developers Conference, which starts tomorrow (though in an age of social distancing, this marquee event will be virtual). "60 Minutes" correspondent John Dickerson talks with Cook about societal changes, corporate responsibility, and the role of smartphone cameras in helping advance social progress.
"Big Five" tech companies expand amid economic crisis
Wed, 24 Jun 2020 17:54:02 -0400
While many businesses are closing as a result of the coronavirus economic crisis, the country's five largest tech companies have continued to grow and invest in their future. New York Times technology reporter Mike Isaac joined CBSN to discuss why business is booming for Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Google.
Cellphone data used to find remains of missing Idaho kids
Mon, 22 Jun 2020 19:52:17 -0400
Newly released court documents reveal that authorities in Idaho used data from the cellphone of Lori Vallow's brother to locate the remains of her two missing children. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
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