The South Carolina House gave final legislative approval early this morning to removing the Confederate battle flag from the Capitol grounds. It was a stunning reversal for a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860 and raised the flag again at its Statehouse more than 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement. CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca reports Gov. Nikki Haley was in the state house watching the proceedings the entire night.
South Carolina's legislature is not the only body debating the Confederate flag. Three weeks after the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting, other communities in the South are reconsidering symbols that represent their Civil War history. CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann reports from Vestavia Hills, Alabama, a Birmingham suburb where a high school mascot is now part of the debate.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump is getting blunt advice from Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, and it comes as yet another business relationship with the billionaire is severed after his comments about Mexican immigrants. CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman confirmed that Priebus called Trump yesterday to discuss his campaign, but the controversial candidate is still doubling down on his rhetoric.
Asian markets rebound
Asian stock markets rebounded today, led by gains on China's Shanghai stock index after the government stepped in to stop a massive slide. CBS News correspondent Seth Doane says it was a much-needed bit of good news in Beijing, as the government continued to work feverishly to shore-up markets. Still, half of all listed companies on the index have suspended trading.
Cancer doctor whistleblower
Prosecutors say cancer Dr. Farid Fata gave unnecessary chemotherapy to patients, and some of Fata's 553 victims were never sick. CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds spoke to the whistleblower who realized something bizarre was going on and discovered the insurance scheme.
Closing insurance gaps
It's reassuring to have insurance on our home, our health and other parts of our lives. But sometimes our primary insurance policies leave gaps in coverage, and limits in payments. Those gaps can hurt, especially when accidents happen and put you at financial risk. For example, you can get sued if your insurance doesn't provide enough coverage. To protect yourself, you may want to consider umbrella insurance. What is umbrella insurance? Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, explains.
The House of Representatives passed a bill to update the No Child Left Behind law last night, just over a day after a separate education reform bill hit the Senate floor. The twin developments raise the possibility that an overhaul of the federal government's education policies might soon reach President Obama's desk.
As a young entrepreneur with no business experience, Joanna Montgomery needed help, and that's how she ended up sharing a vast, open office space in central London with dozens of other fledgling tech start-ups. While Montgomery has a lot in common with the other aspirational minds, she's in a minority among London's entrepreneurs: She's a woman.