Since 2002, almost two out of every three firefighters who died on the job died of cancer, as smoke from today's fires produces an ever-more toxic brew of chemicals. But many first responders diagnosed with cancer are being denied workers' comp benefits. Tony Dokoupil talks with firefighters who are battling more than just flames.
How did Father's Day come about? It was thanks to a woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, who in 1909 proposed a day to celebrate fathers, like the widowed Civil War veteran who'd raised Dodd and her five brothers. But unlike Mother's Day, the idea was slow to catch on, and it would take decades for dads to get their due. Correspondent Nikki Batiste talks with retired NFL star Tony Gonzalez, a 2019 Father of the Year Award recipient, and with photographer Dave Engledow, the self-proclaimed "World's Best Father" (and he has the pictures to prove it).
Comedian Tim Allen, star of the hit sitcom "Home improvement" and the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the "Toy Story" animated films, talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about the difficult past (including the loss of his father to a drunk driver) that led to a stellar standup career; the struggles with addiction problems that almost ended it all; and the happiness of being sober for more than 20 years.
When Aurora, Colo., middle school math teacher Finn Lanning learned his 13-year-old student Damien, who was in foster care, needed a kidney transplant, the confirmed bachelor decided to do something: become a foster parent. Steve Hartman reports.
It was the moonshot of the 19th century – crews working East from Sacramento and West from Omaha to build the Transcontinental Railroad, meeting on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah. To help mark the project's 150th anniversary, the 7,000 horsepower Union Pacific steam engine #4014, built in the 1940s, has been restored. John Blackstone takes a ride, and talks with descendants of Chinese immigrants who were key to completing the 1,776-mile-long railroad.
The Supreme Court is expected to make a decision on the 2020 Census citizenship question. Having the Supreme Court make final decisions on things that should be settled in Congress is a threat to democracy, according to CBS News legal analyst Kim Wehle. She joined CBSN to discuss.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was defiant Wednesday despite criticism from his fellow Democratic presidential contenders about comments he made about working with segregationists. Washington Post political reporter Michael Scherer, USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page, CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and CBSN political contributor and Democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright join "Red & Blue" to discuss Wednesday's 2020 political news.
Officials in San Antonio are facing a new surge of migrants coming from Central Africa. Many arrive at the southern border with stories of government-sanctioned violence in their home towns. Manny Fernandez, the Houston bureau chief for The New York Times, joined CBSN to discuss the impact the surge is having on cities already dealing with migrants from Central America.
Central bank officials say the economic outlook is increasingly uncertain -- and signal their readiness to cut rates
Denali Brehmer was allegedly offered $9 million to kill her friend, Cynthia Hoffman
For the first time in more than a decade, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday on reparations. The panel considered a bill to study reparations for descendants of Americans who were slaves. Eugene Scott of The Washington Post joins CBSN's Don Dahler for a breakdown.
He calls himself the "World's Best Father," and he's got the pictures of himself and his daughter, Alice, to prove it
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Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins said she competes to impress her family. Her secret is gardening at her Louisiana home
When Finn Lanning found out why once of his students was planning to leave school, he knew he had to help
Even while battling a rare, life-threatening blood disorder, Laila Anderson's support of the Blues never wavered
Ella Casano, who has an autoimmune disease, created an animal pouch to hide IVs because she was "intimidated" by them. She now wants to donate it to kids in hospitals who need it
Bob Charland is behind Pedal Thru Youth, an organization giving away bicycles to kids in poor neighborhoods
"We should just have lunch together, because we're friends and that's what we do," 9-year-old Ryan Kyote said