Senator Tammy Duckworth slams Trump as «petty, insecure, wannabe tin-pot dictator».

Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, an Iraq War veteran, addressed a joint session of Congress to say she would never have imagined there would be an attempt of a violent overthrow at the U.S. Capitol. This comes hours after a swarm of pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol, sparking a lockdown and a pause to the counting of electoral votes. Watch her remarks here.

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New book explores Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact on the 1960 election

New book explores Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact on the 1960 election

"Nine Days: The Race to Save Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Win the 1960 Election" is a new book written by father and son Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick. They joined CBSN to discuss why they wrote the book and how the actions of King, John...

Fired Florida COVID-19 data scientist charged with illegal access to state computer.

Fired Florida COVID-19 data scientist charged with illegal access to state computer.

Rebekah Jones, Florida's former state COVID-19 data scientist, turned herself in to police after a warrant was issued for her arrest alleging illegal use of the state's computer system. She previously accused top officials of manipulating data to ...

New COVID-19 variant discovered in California as U.S. death toll nears 400,000

New COVID-19 variant discovered in California as U.S. death toll nears 400,000

Efforts to administer the coronavirus vaccine are ramping up in the U.S., but the nation is nearing the horrifying milestone of 400,000 deaths from COVID-19. Meanwhile, researchers have found a new variant of the disease in hard-hit California. Jo...

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny detained after returning to Russia.

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny detained after returning to Russia.

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has been detained upon his return to Moscow from Germany, where he was recovering from a nerve agent poisoning. CBS News senior foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata reports. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital ...

Choice of Alex Padilla for Kamala Harris' Senate seat shakes up California politics.

Choice of Alex Padilla for Kamala Harris' Senate seat shakes up California politics.

As Vice President-elect Kamala Harris resigns from the Senate, California Governor Gavin Newsom has named the state's attorney general, Alex Padilla, to fill the seat. Sophia Bollag, a politics reporter covering the Newsom administration at the Sa...