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Tarrant County Public Health Reports One COVID-19 DeathA man in his 90s is the latest, and only COVID-19 death in Tarrant County for April 12.
Texas Senators Cornyn, Cruz Honor NCAA Basketball Champion Baylor Bears With Senate ResolutionThe Bears beat the Gonzaga Bulldogs 86-70 last Monday night in Indianapolis to win their first national title in men's basketball.
Dallas Police Arrest 28, Ticket More Than 200 During Street Racing Crackdown Last WeekThe Dallas Police Department's Speeding and Racing Task Force is nearly two months into its concentrated enforcement, cracking down on erratic drivers.
FEMA Hotline Quickly Overwhelmed By Those Seeking COVID-19 Funeral Payment AssistanceStarting today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened a hotline for families who have lost family and loved ones due to COVID-19, but the system was quickly overwhelmed.
Texas Republican Lawmakers Lead The Charge For New Criminal Penalties For Election ActivitiesRepublican-controlled legislatures in Texas and across the country are adding new criminal penalties to their election laws. The changes come after record voter turnout for the 2020 elections.
Airbnb Bans Unauthorized Parties In Texas During Fourth Of JulyNow more than a year into the pandemic, Airbnb is thinking ahead, to summer, by announcing a block on 1-night reservations during the Fourth Of July weekend of entire home listings in Texas.
Winner Buys $1 Million Texas Lottery Scratch Ticket In GarlandSomeone walked away with a cool million after winning the top prize in the Texas Lottery scratch ticket game Million Dollar Loteria.
Puppy Dies After Being Shot In Dallas, Police Open Animal Cruelty Investigation And Search For SuspectThe Dallas Police Department is trying to identify and locate the person/persons who killed a small puppy and now they're asking for help from the public.
Prosecutors Seek 5-Year Term For Ex-Leader Of Neo-Nazi Group, John Cameron DentonJohn Cameron Denton, of Montgomery and others involved in the plot made at least 134 threats to injure people and institutions, often for racist reasons, Justice Department prosecutors wrote.

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Newtown dad's album honoring daughter earns Grammy nominationsTwo years after his daughter, Ana, was killed in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, saxophonist Jimmy Greene released “Beautiful Life,” his first album since the tragedy. Now the album is nominated for two Grammys. Greene was standing behind President Obama last week when the president announced his executive action on guns. Gayle King spoke to Greene and his wife, Nelba, about how they’ve grieved and cherished a life cut short.
Vikings' Blair Walsh meets 1st graders who sent empathy notesMinnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh shouldered the blame for ending his team’s playoff run after missing a 27-yard field goal Sunday. Then came a 1st grade lesson in empathy, where the most hardened fans could be convinced that even football players deserve a second chance. Jamie Yuccas reports.
Is Cuba prepared for boom of American tourism?President Obama called on Congress this week to lift the decades-old trade embargo on Cuba. U.S.-Cuban relations have thawed and tourism has increased, but it's still unclear when Americans will be able to travel freely to the nation that was historically off limits. As traveling restrictions are eased, Cuba may also not be ready to accommodate the onslaught of American visitors. Ben Tracy reports.
Live Updates: Cop meant to draw Taser, not gun, before fatal shooting, police sayBrooklyn Center, Minnesota, police release bodycam video of the shooting that killed Daunte Wright.
Defense lawyers in "Making a Murderer" react to seriesDean Strang and Jerry Buting, Steven Avery's defense attorneys prominently featured in Netflix’s “Making a Murderer," join “CBS This Morning” for their first interview together since the documentary series premiered in December 2015. The 10-part series raises questions about whether Avery was wrongfully convicted of murder in 2007.
Trump defends New York valuesTed Cruz put Donald Trump in his crosshairs during Thursday night's Republican debate by saying his "New York values' may not fall in line with those of Republicans. Trump countered by talking about New York following 9/11. CBSN's debate panel has more.

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Is Cuba prepared for boom of American tourism?President Obama called on Congress this week to lift the decades-old trade embargo on Cuba. U.S.-Cuban relations have thawed and tourism has increased, but it's still unclear when Americans will be able to travel freely to the nation that was historically off limits. As traveling restrictions are eased, Cuba may also not be ready to accommodate the onslaught of American visitors. Ben Tracy reports.
Sean Penn on journalists who criticized "El Chapo" interviewSean Penn and Rolling Stone are defending his interview with drug lord Joaquin Guzman, known as “El Chapo.” They have come under heavy criticism for allowing the cartel leader to review the article before it was published in the magazine. Publisher Jann Wenner is standing by Rolling Stone’s decision to hand “El Chapo” what he called “story approval.” Wenner said it’s a “small price to pay” for the interview. In an interview for this Sunday’s "60 Minutes," Charlie Rose asked Penn about the controversial decision.
Sean Penn breaks his silence on controversial "El Chapo" meetingThe actor is speaking out about his secret trip to Mexico to meet notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Mexico recaptured the cartel leader a week ago. Penn made headlines the following day when Rolling Stone published his account of visiting the kingpin in hiding last October. In an interview for this Sunday's “60 Minutes,” Penn spoke to “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose in Santa Monica to talk about his seven hours with Guzman.
ISIS claims responsibility for Jakarta attackBombs and bullets killed two and wounded at least 26 Thursday in Jakarta, Indonesia. ISIS says the five attackers were acting on their behalf. Seth Doane reports.
The pros and cons of low oil pricesCrude oil closed higher Thursday, but is still far below the $100 a barrel price it peaked at 18 months ago. That means a lot of relief at the gas pump, but it may actually hurt a number of Americans. Jill Schlesinger explains.
British actor Alan Rickman dead at 69Famed British actor Alan Rickman passed away from cancer on Thursday. He was known to many as Professor Severus Snape in the "Harry Potter" films, and Hans Gruber in "Die Hard." Rickman was 69 years old. CBSN's Anne-Marie Green and Elaine Quijano have more details.