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CBS Weekend News, March 6, 2021


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 23:09:58 -0500

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Senate Democrats pass $1.9 trillion relief bill without Republican support; Johnson & Johnson vaccines come with messages of hope

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Family fights for justice in murder of UFC star's stepdaughter


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 22:59:33 -0500

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College student Aniah Blanchard vanished without a trace in October 2019 – and it took more than a month before her family learned what happened to her.

Read more: Family fights for justice in murder of UFC star's stepdaughter


This week on "Sunday Morning" (March 7)


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 21:09:00 -0500

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A look at the features for this week's broadcast of the #1 Sunday morning news program

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Johnson & Johnson vaccines come with messages of hope


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 19:33:30 -0500

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The first shipments of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine came with messages of hope. Workers handling the first batches to go out signed the boxes and wrote notes for the people receiving the doses. Adriana Diaz reports.

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Fresno police face scrutiny after video shows man who later died pleading "I can't breathe"


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 19:18:27 -0500

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Police and first responders in Fresno, California, are facing intense scrutiny after newly released video shows a man in their custody pleading, "I can't breathe." He later died on the way to the hospital. Michael George reports.

Read more: Fresno police face scrutiny after video shows man who later died pleading "I can't breathe"


90 million Americans receive coronavirus vaccine


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 19:18:27 -0500

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Nearly 90 million Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In hard-hit California, 10 million have received one or both doses. The news comes amid increased warnings that now is not the time for states to let down their guard. Danya Bacchus reports.

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Royal family pushing back ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 19:18:26 -0500

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The British royal family and the U.K. press are already pushing back in anticipation of an interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The two-hour interview with Oprah airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS. Imtiaz Tyab reports from London.

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New body camera video of man who died in police custody released


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 19:13:51 -0500

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Newly released body camera footage from a May 2017 incident provides new details about the death of Joseph Perez, a man who died after being restrained by law enforcement in Fresno, California.

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Johnson & Johnson vaccines come with uplifting messages


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 19:11:57 -0500

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The first shipment of the vaccine read, "1st J&J pack out — get healthy."

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Black-owned businesses hit hard during pandemic, but some are thriving


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 19:08:20 -0500

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The pandemic has hit Black-owned businesses especially hard, but some enterprising women are bucking the trend. Jessi Mitchell reports.

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Senate Democrats pass $1.9 trillion relief bill without Republican support


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 19:03:23 -0500

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After 25 hours and votes on 39 amendments, the Senate passed a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill. No Republicans voted for the bill. Kris Van Cleave reports.

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"CBS Weekend News" headlines for Saturday, March 6, 2021


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 19:03:23 -0500

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Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Weekend News with Adriana Diaz."

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U.S. to wind down long-term detention of migrant families


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 16:42:51 -0500

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ICE has begun releasing migrant parents and children from three family detention facilities in Texas and Pennsylvania.

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3/6: CBS This Morning Saturday


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 15:57:40 -0500

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Senators worked throughout night to reach deal in coronavirus relief package; Chef Omar Tate on cooking, poetry, and future goals

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Slain stepdaughter inspires UFC fighter Walt Harris to fight again


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 15:33:00 -0500

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Harris stopped fighting when his stepchild, Aniah Blanchard, disappeared. A vision pushed him back into the ring.

Read more: Slain stepdaughter inspires UFC fighter Walt Harris to fight again


How soon might you receive a $1,400 stimulus check?


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 14:55:45 -0500

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The Senate approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package Saturday. Here's what you need to know.

Read more: How soon might you receive a $1,400 stimulus check?


Senate passes Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 13:06:00 -0500

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The "vote-a-rama" resumed shortly before midnight on Friday after nearly 12 hours of stalemate within the Democratic caucus over an unemployment insurance benefit.

Read more: Senate passes Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill


Virtual event to mark the 56th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday"


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 13:02:45 -0500

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, events to commemorate the 56th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" will be held virtually.

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Maia Chaka becomes first Black woman official in NFL history


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 12:32:59 -0500

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"Just because the door is now open, that doesn't mean that I can relax."

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Malcolm X's childhood home gets historic designation


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 12:08:01 -0500

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The house, built in Boston in 1874, is where Malcolm X spent part of his teenage years.

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"15 Percent Pledge" calls on retailers to commit space to Black-owned businesses


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 12:01:16 -0500

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The "15 Percent Pledge" calls on major retailers to commit a minimum of 15% of their shelves to Black-owned businesses.

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"Miracle on Ice" team star Mark Pavelich found dead


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 11:40:12 -0500

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Pavelich assisted on Mike Eruzione's winning goal against the heavily favored Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics.

Read more: "Miracle on Ice" team star Mark Pavelich found dead


Amanda Gorman says she was "tailed" by security guard on her way home


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 11:04:46 -0500

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"One day you're called an icon, the next day, a threat," Gorman wrote on Twitter.

Read more: Amanda Gorman says she was "tailed" by security guard on her way home


Kevin McCarthy says "I still like Dr. Seuss"


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 10:55:40 -0500

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Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced this week it would stop publishing six Dr. Seuss books for racist and insensitive imagery. "Green Eggs and Ham," is not one of them.

Read more: Kevin McCarthy says "I still like Dr. Seuss"


Senators worked throughout night to reach deal in coronavirus relief package


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 10:14:49 -0500

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Democrats are leading the effort to push a relief measure in the evenly divided Senate. They hope to allow another round of government resources to be in place when the latest round of federal unemployment benefits expire next week. Kris Van Cleave reports.

Read more: Senators worked throughout night to reach deal in coronavirus relief package


Chef Omar Tate on cooking, poetry, and future goals


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 09:59:42 -0500

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Omar Tate was named "Chef of The Year" by Esquire, but he has plans way beyond just running a restaurant. Tate's combination of cooking, poetry and art is also delivering powerful messages. Jeff Glor sits down with Tate as he puts together a dinner for "The Dish."

Read more: Chef Omar Tate on cooking, poetry, and future goals


The rise in demand for digital art


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 09:59:42 -0500

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While art is in the eye of the beholder, the collectors of digital art pieces are left holding not much of anything. That's because the works only exist online. From sports trading cards to videos, the art itself is now state of the art and has been selling for skyrocketing prices. Nancy Chen has the details.

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Experts warn states reopening may be too much, too soon


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 09:33:36 -0500

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There are new calls for governors to hold off on lifting coronavirus restrictions after Arizona joined Texas, Mississippi and Connecticut in announcing plans to cut or relax COVID-19 safety guidelines. Members of President Biden's coronavirus task force say new variants of the virus, combined with reduced regulations, could lead to another spike in cases. Michael George reports.

Read more: Experts warn states reopening may be too much, too soon


Author Steven Pressfield on new novel, personal journey


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 09:29:35 -0500

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Author Steven Pressfield's books have earned him worldwide acclaim. His first published novel, "The Legend of Bagger Vance," became a best-seller and Robert Redford turned it into a hit film. But that doesn't mean Pressfield was an overnight success. Jeff Glor talks with the acclaimed author about his very long journey and what he hopes others can learn from it.

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"Black Ice" documentary follows journey of Black ice climbers


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 09:29:34 -0500

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Nothing stands in the way for a group of Black rock climbers from one of Memphis, Tennessee's poorest neighborhoods. Their first ever attempt at scaling ice was filmed for the documentary "Black Ice." In a sport where diversity is a challenge, the "Black Ice" story includes race and opportunity questions while highlighting some emotional and personal journeys. Dana Jacobson has the details.

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U.S. shelters received more than 7,000 migrant children in February


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 09:17:41 -0500

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On Friday, the Biden administration authorized shelters for unaccompanied children to return to their pre-pandemic bed capacity, citing "extraordinary circumstances."

Read more: U.S. shelters received more than 7,000 migrant children in February


Aurora James on challenging retailers to designate shelf space for Black-owned businesses


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 09:14:18 -0500

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Items seen on store shelves don't show up there by chance. Retailers decide what will occupy that precious space based on a variety of factors. Now a growing movement is trying to ensure that retailers designate at least 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned businesses. Michelle Miller has the details.

Read more: Aurora James on challenging retailers to designate shelf space for Black-owned businesses


Disneyland and other California theme parks could reopen as soon as April 1


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 09:08:30 -0500

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Theme parks in California have been closed to visitors since last March, with the exception of limited capacity food events.

Read more: Disneyland and other California theme parks could reopen as soon as April 1


Saturday Sessions: Julien Baker performs “Heatwave"


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 09:04:19 -0500

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Singer-songwriter Julien Baker made her national TV debut on "Saturday Sessions" three years ago. Since then, the Memphis native has won growing and glowing praise for her deeply personal songs about life's most challenging struggles. Her latest album, "Little Oblivions," is nothing short of beloved by critics. From Nashville, Julien Baker performs “Heatwave."

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Saturday Sessions: Julien Baker performs "Faith Healer"


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 09:04:18 -0500

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Singer-songwriter Julien Baker made her national TV debut on "Saturday Sessions" three years ago. Since then, the Memphis native has won growing and glowing praise for her deeply personal songs about life's most challenging struggles. Her latest album, "Little Oblivions," is nothing short of beloved by critics. From Nashville, Julien Baker performs "Faith Healer."

Read more: Saturday Sessions: Julien Baker performs "Faith Healer"


Saturday Sessions: Julien Baker performs "Hardline"


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 09:04:18 -0500

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Singer-songwriter Julien Baker made her national TV debut on "Saturday Sessions" three years ago. Since then, the Memphis native has won growing and glowing praise for her deeply personal songs about life's most challenging struggles. Her latest album, "Little Oblivions," is nothing short of beloved by critics. From Nashville, Julien Baker performs "Hardline."

Read more: Saturday Sessions: Julien Baker performs "Hardline"


British media slams Harry and Meghan over interview timing


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 08:59:16 -0500

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In the U.K., there is growing backlash and excitement ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan's highly anticipated sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey, airing on CBS. With members of the British media deeming the interview insensitive due to its timing. Imtiaz Tyab has the latest.

Read more: British media slams Harry and Meghan over interview timing


56-year commemoration of "Bloody Sunday" to be held virtually


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 08:59:15 -0500

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Sunday marks 56 years since civil rights activists were met with violence when they marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, demanding the right to vote. It became known as "Bloody Sunday." This year's events commemorating the march are scheduled to be held virtually due to COVID-19. Tom Hanson has the details.

Read more: 56-year commemoration of "Bloody Sunday" to be held virtually


As states lift mask rule, retailers stick with safety measure


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 08:46:08 -0500

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Grocery giant Albertsons says its front-line workers in Texas have not yet had full access to the COVID vaccine.

Read more: As states lift mask rule, retailers stick with safety measure


Deciding votes in an evenly divided Senate


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 08:44:15 -0500

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The effort to strike a deal on a package is a careful dance for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. There is little room with 50 members on each side, and often, little appetite for compromise. Christina Ruffini reports from the White House where President Biden is paying close attention to the voting in the Senate.

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Signs of hope: COVID-19 vaccinations hit record high


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 08:44:15 -0500

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Signs of hope: CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus on vaccinations, if it's too early to drop COVID-19 restrictions and more.

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Eye Opener: Senate moves forward with COVID bill


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 08:34:01 -0500

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A deal has been reached in the Senate, paving the way forward for President Biden's COVID-19 relief bill. Also, several states are easing coronavirus restrictions as Dr. Anthony Fauci and other medical experts say they are worried. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.

Read more: Eye Opener: Senate moves forward with COVID bill


2,000 page report shows House GOP posting attacks on 2020 election


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 07:15:32 -0500

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One House Republican alone has 177 pages' worth of social media posts attacking the election's integrity.

Read more: 2,000 page report shows House GOP posting attacks on 2020 election


How to watch Oprah's interview with Harry and Meghan


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 07:13:20 -0500

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Prince Harry and Meghan are speaking in their first interview since they quit royal duties.

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CDC finalizing guidance on what's safe for those who are vaccinated


Created: Sat, 06 Mar 2021 07:12:04 -0500

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It's likely to be safe for those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine to have small gatherings with others who are vaccinated.

Read more: CDC finalizing guidance on what's safe for those who are vaccinated


CBS Evening News, March 5, 2021


Created: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 23:15:13 -0500

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Sweeping COVID restriction rollbacks worry health experts; 94-year-olds find love in the time of coronavirus. 

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94-year-olds find love in the time of coronavirus


Created: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 19:38:17 -0500

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A couple, both widowed twice, was determined to hang onto love during the pandemic. Steve Hartman has more on their love story for this week's "On the Road."

Read more: 94-year-olds find love in the time of coronavirus


CDC study finds in-person dining bans, wearing masks make a difference


Created: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 19:33:00 -0500

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As the COVID-19 infection rate has have been dropping, some governors are ditching mask mandates and allowing restaurants to reopen for in-person dining.

Read more: CDC study finds in-person dining bans, wearing masks make a difference


Moderate Democrats shoot down $15 minimum wage


Created: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 19:25:58 -0500

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The amendment, similar to the standalone Raise the Wage Act, would have increased the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 over 5 years.

Read more: Moderate Democrats shoot down $15 minimum wage


CBS News exclusive: Former Cuomo aide on governor's alleged sexual harassment


Created: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 19:23:16 -0500

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Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, tells Norah O'Donnell that she told the governor's chief of staff and attorney about the alleged sexual harassment.

Read more: CBS News exclusive: Former Cuomo aide on governor's alleged sexual harassment

 
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