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2/21: Prime Time with John Dickerson

John Dickerson reports on IVF treatments up in the air after Alabama's Supreme Court decision on frozen embryos, testimony from James Biden in the House GOP impeachment probe, and the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 9:36 pm


Gabby Petito's parents resolve civil lawsuit against Brian Laundrie's parents

The Petitos and Laundries had previously settled a separate wrongful death lawsuit for $3 million​.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 9:19 pm


Alabama seeks to perform second execution using nitrogen hypoxia

Alabama asked the state's Supreme Court to approve a date for Alan Eugene Miller's execution​, which would be done using nitrogen hypoxia​.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 9:08 pm


Best meal kits for people with allergies

Allergies making dinner more trouble than its worth? Give one of these allergen-friendly meal kits a try.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 9:03 pm


Demand and administrative costs are driving up the cost of college

Between 1980 and 2023, the average price of college tuition, fees and room and board increased by 155%, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 8:47 pm


Arizona prosecutors won't extradite SoHo hotel murder suspect to N.Y.

A prosecutor in Arizona said she thinks "it's safer to keep him here and keep in custody."

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 8:42 pm


House heading toward "nuclear" war over Ukraine funding, one GOP leader says

On "The Takeout" this week, GOP Rep. Patrick McHenry suggested the speaker's fear of being ousted will determine whether there's a government shutdown in March.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 8:42 pm


Older adults benefit from using virtual reality headsets, study finds

Virtual reality headsets may seem like devices for the youngest among us, but Stanford University researchers found they have benefits for older adults as well. Jeremy Bailenson, one of the study's authors, joins CBS News to break down the findings.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 8:12 pm


How effective are sanctions on Russia?

The White House is preparing to unveil new sanctions on Russia. Rachel Ziemba, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, joins CBS News to discuss how effective the current sanctions have been at applying economic and political pressure on Moscow.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 8:08 pm


Breaking down the Julian Assange extradition saga

The extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange concluded Wednesday in the United Kingdom. Assange faces 18 espionage charges in the U.S. CBS News foreign correspondent Imtiaz Tyab breaks down the case.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 8:04 pm


7-year-old girl dies after beach hole collapsed on her and her brother

A 7-year-old girl died when the hole she was digging on a Florida beach collapsed on her and her 9-year-old brother. Manuel Bojorquez reports.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 7:59 pm


Biden impeachment probe in trouble after key witness charged with lying

The man accused of lying to the FBI about Hunter Biden says he received his information from Russian intelligence. It's another blow to House Republicans' impeachment inquiry into the president. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane reports.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 7:56 pm


Alabama's largest hospital pauses IVF treatments after embryo ruling

Alabama's largest hospital has paused IVF treatments after the state's supreme court ruled frozen embryos can be considered children. CBS News correspondent Meg Oliver spoke with some parents and doctors about the decision.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 7:53 pm


John Dickerson on why politicians should answer hypotheticals

In a recent "Face the Nation" interview, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott refused to answer a hypothetical question about vice presidential duties. CBS News chief political analyst John Dickerson argues answering such questions is essential for holding office.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 7:49 pm


Biden weighs invoking executive authority to stage border crackdown

President Biden is weighing citing a law dating back to 1952 to severely restrict access to the U.S. asylum system, three people familiar with the plans told CBS News.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 7:45 pm


How Christian nationalism could shape a 2nd Trump term

A new Politico report says some of former President Donald Trump's closest allies are planning to infuse "Christian nationalism" into his administration if he secures a second term. Alex Ward, Politico national security reporter and co-writer of the article, joins "America Decides" to discuss.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 7:20 pm


Some still struggle to afford insulin after price caps

Insulin prices recently decreased for some of the estimated 8.4 million Americans who rely on the medication to survive, but not all patients qualify.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 7:11 pm


Insulin still unaffordable to some after price caps

The maximum monthly price for insulin was recently capped at $35 for millions. But many don't qualify and struggle to afford the life-saving medication. Roxana Saberi has more.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 7:05 pm


Students struggle as college prices skyrocket

The cost of college tuition continues to soar. Carter Evans takes a look at what's causing the rise and how it's impacting students and borrowers.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 6:51 pm


U.S. Navy petty officer based in Japan charged with espionage

Bryce Pedicini, a U.S. Navy chief petty officer, has been charged by the U.S. military with espionage and attempted espionage for providing documents to an employee of a foreign nation.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 6:50 pm


NATO conducts drills near Russian border in Poland

NATO forces are conducting drills in Poland near the border with Russia as fears grow the ongoing invasion of Ukraine could spill over into NATO territory. The drills include some 10,000 U.S. troops. Charlie D'Agata has more.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 6:50 pm


Former FBI informant lied about Bidens' ties to Ukraine energy company, prosecutors say

Former FBI informant Alexander Smirnov has been charged for allegedly lying about President Biden and his son Hunter Biden's ties to Ukrainian energy company Burisma. Some of the false information allegedly came from Russian intelligence officials. Scott MacFarlane has the latest.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 6:39 pm


Alabama hospital pauses IVF treatment after embryo ruling

The University of Alabama's hospital has paused in vitro fertilization treatment after the state's Supreme Court ruled frozen embryos are considered people. Meg Oliver takes a look at what the ruling means in Alabama and nationwide.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 6:34 pm


"CBS Evening News" headlines for Wednesday, February 21, 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: February 21, 2024, 6:29 pm


What is chlormequat, and how concerning is the chemical found in oats?

A recent study found the pesticide chlormequat, which has been linked to fertility issues in animals, in oat-based foods sold in the U.S. Should you be concerned? Experts share what to know.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 6:22 pm


Haley looks ahead to Michigan with first TV ad, but faces steep climb

Nikki Haley is already looking ahead to next week's Michigan primary, with her campaign unveiling its first TV ad in the state.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 6:04 pm


How the White House's new $1.2B student loan relief works

President Biden traveled to California on Wednesday where he spoke about his administration's latest student loan debt forgiveness plan. CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes has the details.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 5:49 pm


Government shutdown deadlines approach amid House GOP dysfunction

House Speaker Mike Johnson is facing dysfunction and infighting with the Republican conference as two government shutdown deadlines draw near. CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent and "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan and CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane have more.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 5:46 pm


Beyoncé becomes first Black woman to top country charts

Beyoncé became the first Black woman to score a No. 1 hit in the history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 5:13 pm


Shift to EVs could prevent millions of kid illnesses by 2050

Zero-emission vehicles and electricity could save hundreds of infant lives from asthma attacks and other respiratory symptoms over next quarter of a century.

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Posted: February 21, 2024, 5:06 pm