U.S. begins barring travel from some African countries

The U.S. is barring travelers from several African countries in a bid to slow the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta reports from South Africa and Alonzo Plough chief science officer and vice president of research, evaluation and learning at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, joins CBSN to discuss the variant.

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Hostages freed after Texas synagogue standoff, suspect is dead.

Hostages freed after Texas synagogue standoff, suspect is dead.

The FBI has identified the man who held four people hostage in a Texas synagogue Saturday. He was a 44-year-old British citizen. CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca joins CBSN to discuss more. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news serv...

All hostages at Texas syngagoue are safe and hostage-taker dead, police say.

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Here’s how to request free at home COVID test as soon as Wednesday.

Here’s how to request free at home COVID test as soon as Wednesday.

Americans will be able to order free at-home tests online starting next week, part of the Biden administration's strategy to make COVID-19 tests more accessible as high numbers of cases continue across the U.S. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital strea...

U.S. inflation choking pay raises

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Americans are making more money than they were a year ago, but inflation is impacting those higher wages. Stacey Vanek Smith, co-host of NPR's The Indicator podcast, joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss more CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming ne...

Several people held hostage at synagogue in Colleyville, Texas.

Several people held hostage at synagogue in Colleyville, Texas.

Law enforcement officials say at least four people, including a rabbi, are being held hostage by a man at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. The FBI is in contact with the suspect. CBSN Dallas-Fort Worth has the latest from reporter J...

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