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Fast-spreading wildfires force evacuation of New Mexico town; How the lineage of one African-American family was traced back to 1789

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 11:00 pm


Willie Mays, one of baseball's all-time greats, dies at age 93

Mays was a 24-time All-Star and his iconic over-the-shoulder catch is still considered one of the greatest in the history of the game.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 8:38 pm


6/18: The Daily Report with John Dickerson

John Dickerson reports on a new immigration policy for 500,000 spouses of U.S. citizens, lawmakers' harsh questioning of Boeing's CEO on Capitol Hill, and the dangers of chemical hair relaxers.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 8:03 pm


Bob Menendez buoyed by testimony of prosecutor, former adviser in bribery trial

Prosecutors tried to link the alleged bribes to the appointment of Philip Sellinger, New Jersey's U.S. attorney.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 7:34 pm


Chemicals in hair relaxers linked to serious health issues

Roughly 90% of Black women have used relaxers at some point in their lives to chemically straighten their hair. New reporting in The New York Times Magazine highlights the severe and often unknown health risks these products can pose. Linda Villarosa, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the report's author, joins CBS News to unpack her findings.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 7:28 pm


How Pennsylvania voters view 2024 presidential race

The 2024 election will likely come down to how seven battleground states vote, including President Biden's home state of Pennsylvania. According to AdImpact, so far more than $21 million has been spent on campaign ads in the Keystone State — more than any other battleground. CBS News Pittsburgh's Jon Delano looks at the race in the key state and the issues that matter most to voters there.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 7:26 pm


Former CIA acting director warns U.S. faces serious terrorist attack threat

A little over a week from now the 2024 presidential candidates will debate for the first time this election cycle. The most important part of their job: Keeping Americans safe. Former CIA acting director Michael Morrel joins CBS News to discuss the terror danger he sees.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 7:22 pm


Aid fails to reach desperate Gazans due to looting

The Israeli military has started halting its offensive during daytime hours in southern Gaza. The pause is meant to get aid into the strip, where tens of thousands are facing famine. CBS News' Chris Livesay has more details from Tel Aviv.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 7:19 pm


Senators grill Boeing CEO on safety concerns and company culture

Tuesday, Boeing's outgoing president and CEO David Calhoun answered questions on Capitol Hill about the aerospace company's commitment to safety. The hearing follows three whistleblower allegations claiming Boeing did not address known issues and retaliated against the employees who raised them. Sharon Terlep, aerospace reporter for The Wall Street Journal, joins CBS News to discuss.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 7:16 pm


Latest on wildfires spreading in California and New Mexico

In southern New Mexico, crews are battling the South Fork fire, which has grown to more than eight square miles. And in California, the Post fire has scorched more than 15,600 acres and forced evacuations of more than 1,000 people. CBS News' Carter Evans has the latest.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 7:14 pm


Biden's new immigration plan to likely face legal challenges

President Biden announced an immigration plan Tuesday to offer legal status to half a million undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens. CBS News immigration and politics reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez has the details.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 7:13 pm


How the lineage of one African-American family was traced back to 1789

The Blackwell's Kinfolk Family Tree is the largest in the collections of the Library of Congress, and counts tennis great Arthur Ashe among its descendants. The Virginia family traces its genealogical history all the way back to its first African ancestor in 1789. Nikole Killion has more.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 7:03 pm


"Lawful, but awful": Harassment of local officials on the rise

Beth Smith was surprised by the vitriol and toxicity she's faced since she joined the Washoe County School Board.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 6:53 pm


Biden adviser unpacks new immigration program for undocumented spouses

The White House's new program impacting undocumented spouses is the second time in a month President Biden took executive action on immigration. He previously restricted asylum claims along the southern border. Senior Biden adviser Tom Perez joins "America Decides" with more on the president's plan.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 6:53 pm


Trump campaigns in Wisconsin after reportedly calling Milwaukee "horrible"

Former President Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Wisconsin on Tuesday. The battleground state visit comes less than a week after he reportedly called Milwaukee a "horrible" city. CBS News campaign reporter Jake Rosen has the details.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 6:50 pm


Boeing CEO testifies on Capitol Hill

Boeing CEO David Calhoun testified before a Senate committee Tuesday, where he faced scathing criticism from lawmakers over the company's safety record. Calhoun started his remarks by facing and apologizing to the families of victims who died in the two 737 Max crashes. Calhoun's testimony came hours after a new whistleblower complaint emerged. Kris Van Cleave has details.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 6:44 pm


Biden announces executive action protecting undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens

President Biden on Tuesday issued an executive action that will offer a pathway to citizenship to roughly 500,000 undocumented immigrants who are married to U.S. citizens and have been in the country for at least 10 years. Under the program, their undocumented children will also be eligible for legal status. Lilia Luciano has more.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 6:44 pm


Examining the impact of "cheap fakes" on 2024 race

A viral clip shows President Biden and other world leaders watching a skydiving demonstration before the president walks away and looks in another direction. However, CBS News Confirmed found that the video was deliberately cropped to make it look like he was wandering rather than going to speak to another skydiver who had just landed. Political strategists Meghan Hays and Matt Mowers join "America Decides" to discuss.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 6:44 pm


Temperatures soar across Northeast

As a heat dome brings dangerous temperatures to the Northeast, 911 switchboards across Massachusetts were temporarily disrupted by a statewide outage Tuesday, while New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declared a heat emergency, activating the National Guard in at least two cities to assist. Nikki Battiste reports.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 6:43 pm


Fast-spreading wildfires force evacuation of New Mexico town

Two wildfires that have scorched about 19,000 acres in less than 24 hours forced the evacuation of the New Mexico mountain town of Ruidoso. The urgent evacuation led to a traffic jam as people fled on the main road out. So far, an estimated 500 structures have been damaged in the wildfires. Omar Villafranca has the latest.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 6:43 pm


"CBS Evening News" headlines for Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 6:42 pm


Misleading Biden videos go viral

You've probably heard of "deep fakes," but just last week, as President Biden was at the G7 summit in Italy, "cheap fake" clips went viral on social media and were picked up by some news outlets. But what are they? CBS News Confirmed executive editor Rhona Tarrant explains.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 6:40 pm


Senate Republicans block effort to ban bump stocks

Senate Republicans killed a measure to ban bump stocks on Tuesday following last week's Supreme Court decision that threw out the Trump administration-era ban. Bump stocks enable semi-automatic weapons to shoot at a very rapid pace, more like a machine gun. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane reports.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 6:36 pm


How local politics is getting more toxic

Harassment of local officials, Democrats and Republicans alike, is up 55% over the past two years, according to a Princeton University study. It's all part of a new brand of politics experts are calling "lawful, but awful." Caitlin Huey-Burns explains.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 6:36 pm


What to know about Biden's new program for undocumented spouses

President Biden unveiled sweeping new action Tuesday to offer legal protections to roughly 500,000 undocumented migrants nationwide. The new plan is the largest expansion of immigration policy since "DACA," or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, during the Obama years. CBS News' Camilo Montoya-Galvez and Weijia Jiang have the latest.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 6:34 pm


11 injured in Syracuse house collapse

Firefighters arrived on scene to find "power lines down and the dangerous odor of gas," the local fire chief said.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 6:02 pm


Virginia congressional race splinters MAGA movement

Tuesday is primary day in several states, including Virginia, where one of America's most conservative congressmen faces a serious primary challenge from a Trump-backed candidate. CBS News campaign reporter Shawna Mizelle has more on the race splintering the MAGA movement.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 5:32 pm


Riley Strain's autopsy results revealed

Riley Strain, a University of Missouri student, was missing for nearly two weeks before his body was recovered from Nashville's Cumberland River.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 5:03 pm


Ecuador requiring visas for Chinese nationals amid irregular migration

Ecuador is suspending a visa exemption with China after authorities noted many Chinese visitors to the South American country aren't leaving the way the law requires them to.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 4:56 pm


How the Boston Celtics became the 2024 NBA champions

The Boston Celtics beat the Dallas Mavericks to obtain their 18th NBA championship title. CBS Sports' Ashley Nicole Moss joins CBS News with a look at the team's winning season.

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Posted: June 18, 2024, 4:13 pm