Senator presiding over impeachment trial hospitalized hours after colleagues sworn in as jury.

Just hours after being sworn in as the jury in former President Trump's upcoming impeachment trial, Senator Patrick Leahy was hospitalized after he feeling unwell. Leahy is presiding over the trial, in place of Chief Justice John Roberts. Siobhan Hughes, a congressional correspondent with the Wall Street Journal, joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss what would happen if Leahy is unable to preside over the trial and what will happen between now and when the trial starts in two weeks.

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Atlantic article argues U.S. cynicism poses threat to basic institutions

Atlantic article argues U.S. cynicism poses threat to basic institutions

A recent article published by The Atlantic argues that the U.S. has been so saturated with cynicism that it's threatening some of the country's most basic institutions, including politics and science. The piece, titled "American Cynicism Has Reach...

President Biden on verge of signing COVID-19 relief package.

President Biden on verge of signing COVID-19 relief package.

President Joe Biden could soon sign the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package, which passed in the Senate over the weekend. Despite some GOP-approved amendments in the bill, no Republican senator voted for it. CBS News White House and pol...

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin facing trial for death of Geroge Floyd.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin facing trial for death of Geroge Floyd.

Jury selection is expected to begin today in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is facing charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the death of Geroge Floyd. Reporter Christiane Cordero from...

WorldView: Deadly Senegal protests; Pope Francis visits Iraq.

WorldView: Deadly Senegal protests; Pope Francis visits Iraq.

Protests erupted in Senegal over charges against the country's main opposition leader. In Myanmar, two more people have amid protests over the military coup. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken penned a letter to push for Afghan-Taliban peace t...

Optical illusion makes huge ship appear to float

Optical illusion makes huge ship appear to float

Photos show a ship off the coast of Cornwall, England, appearing to float high above the water. Experts say it's due to a weather phenomenon called "superior mirage," in which warm air on top of colder air bends light as it reaches a viewer's eyes...