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Maria Mercader remembered as shining light -- CBS News is mourning the loss of one of our own to the coronavirus. Maria Mercader, whose career at CBS News spanned more than three decades, was always a guiding spirit and a shining light. She battled health problems for decades, but she used her deep faith and her big smile to life up and inspire others. Anthony Mason remembers her life and career.

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Face mask shortage in stockpile becomes political issue in election year -- Why did the nation run out of masks? The Obama and Trump administrations each made funding decisions that point to reasons for the shortage.

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Doctor in viral photo with son loses home to tornado -- "Our house is gone," his wife said. "Jared was inside, but he survived by the grace of God. Please pray for us as we begin to pick up the pieces."

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Leadership in times of crisis -- The COVID-19 pandemic isn't the first time the nation's governors have stepped up to offer guidance, action and straight talk. -- Mar 29

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The 2020 Census: How our nation in counting on us -- The once-in-a-decade enumeration of everyone in America has been launched - and pandemic or not, the work of the Census Bureau will go on -- Mar 29

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CBS This Morning - Inside the Army's coronavirus field hospital - The United States Army is opening a field hospital in New York City Monday designed to handle non-COVID-19 patients, freeing existing New York hospitals to expand their fight against the coronavirus. Tony Dokoupil goes inside the new medical facility at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan with Army chief of staff General James McConville. 1H ago - 04:20

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Infant dies from coronavirus in Chicago -- An investigation is underway into what is believed to be the first infant death from the coronavirus in the U.S. The medical history of the baby, who lived in Chicago, was not released. The commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, Dr. Allison Arwady, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the "unusual" case and why parents shouldn't panic.

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Antibodies could be key to fighting virus -- Patients who have been infected with the coronavirus and recovered could be the key to fighting the disease. One potential treatment uses the antibodies built up in the blood of patients who've had the illness. Dr. Jon LaPook speaks with a doctor who is overseeing the treatment in Houston.

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Stockpile of medical supplies "very stressed" -- There are more concerns that the United States may not have enough masks, gowns and ventilators to fight the coronavirus. Catherine Herridge speaks with Greg Burel, the former director of the largest U.S. stockpile of medical supplies, who says there is not enough inventory to meet the needs of doctors and nurses.

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U.S. needs to plan for more virus outbreaks -- As the federal government extends its social distancing guidance, Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, joins "CBS This Morning" to explain what needs to happen before the restrictions can be lifted. While the White House hopes there aren't more outbreaks like the one in New York City, the country has to be prepared for that, she said.

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60 Minutes - Coronavirus and doctors on the frontline - Scott Pelley reports from hospitals in New York City, the new epicenter for COVID-19. Doctors describe how some patients with the disease can deteriorate suddenly and require lifesaving intensive care. 1H ago - 13:33

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Eye Opener: Social distancing rules extended -- President Trump extended the social distancing guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as the death toll rapidly rises. Also, people in several states are cleaning up after tornadoes. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.

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How bad could the coronavirus outbreak get? -- Federal stay-at-home guidelines that were due to expire Monday have been extended until at least the end of April. More than 143,000 coronavirus cases are reported across America and more than 2,500 people have died. New York has the most cases by far, with more than 59,000, but the numbers are going up rapidly in states like Louisiana, Michigan, Illinois and California. David Begnaud reports on how bad the outbreak could get.

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CBSN Originals | War of Words -- As the US faces an unprecedented public health emergency, one thing stands in the way - trust in truth. For years now, Americans in large numbers have come to dismiss science, established fact, and the media. And the Internet has helped bring us to this critical moment in time. In this CBSN Originals presentation, War of Words, we examine how we got here, and see how the Internet-fueled parallel universe threatens to tear at the fabric of American society.

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Trump says he expects peak in coronavirus deaths will be in 2 weeks

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Louisiana governor calls on feds to send more ventilators

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Army staffing field hospitals while trying to stay ready for war -- The Army has accessed 181 facilities across the country that could possibly become other field hospitals.

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U.S. stockpile of medical supplies "very stressed," ex-director says -- Says the cost of purchasing and maintaining functioning ventilators is "a heavy lift" for the Strategic National Stockpile, considered our nation's "very last lifeline"

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Mnuchin says checks from coronavirus bill coming "within 3 weeks" -- As part of the stimulus package passed by Congress last week, Americans who make up to $75,000 will receive $1,200 checks, plus $500 per child.

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California got "broken ventilators" from U.S. stockpile, governor says -- The Golden State has been hit hard by the coronavirus​ - with health officials predicting Los Angeles could face a crisis on-par with the country's COVID-19 epicenter, New York.

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"I Love Rock and Roll" songwriter dies of virus complications -- "I Love Rock and Roll" that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett

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Florida church jammed for Sunday service despite pandemic -- Sheriff tells leaders of The River at Tampa Bay Church they violated local "safer-at-home" order.

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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood to appear in CBS special -- The special will air on Wednesday, April 1 at 9 p.m. ET.

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Remembering Maria Mercader, CBS News journalist for three decades -- Maria was 54 and died from the Covid-19 coronavirus in a New York hospital. She had been on medical leave for an unrelated matter since the last week in February.

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Coronavirus and doctors on the frontline -- Scott Pelley reports from hospitals in New York City, the new epicenter for COVID-19. Doctors describe how some patients with the disease can deteriorate suddenly and require lifesaving intensive care.

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False promises for African basketball players -- Some African basketball players are being drawn to the U.S. with promises of education and opportunity, only to have the rug pulled out from under them when they step off the plane.

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Judge says U.S. must justify holding migrant kids as coronavirus spreads -- The federal judge in California called immigration detentions centers "hotbeds of contagion" in her order.

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Coronavirus outbreak hits Maryland nursing home -- One man in his 90s with underlying health problems died Saturday evening at the nursing home, health officials said.

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Tacko Fall's journey from Senegal to the NBA -- Boston Celtics' center Tacko Fall tells 60 Minutes about leaving Senegal at age 16 and becoming an NBA fan favorite eight years later.

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CBSN Originals - Surviving an Unlivable Wage - The restaurant industry has driven a significant amount of economic growth since the Great Recession, but many restaurant employees continue to end up hungry due to a two-tiered wage system that allows tipped workers to be paid as little as $2.13 an hour. CBSN Originals' Adam Yamaguchi travels to Indiana to explore the impact of tipping as a primary source of income for people in one of America's fastest-growing workforces. Mar 26 - 27:02

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Rising Tide: Priced Out In Miami -- Miami is often seen as ground zero for the impacts of climate change in the U.S., but the fallout goes well beyond flooded streets. As real estate developers head to higher ground, rising rents in low-income communities there are threatening to push vulnerable residents out of their homes. In this episode of CBSN Originals' REVERB series, Adam Yamaguchi explores climate gentrification in Miami. -- Mar 19

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Extremists Next Door -- In recent years, gaming and anonymous social media sites have become breeding grounds for right-wing extremists. Populated by (mostly) young white men disenchanted with their place in society, the platforms have become spaces where hate is normalized and disaffected young people are susceptible to radicalization. CBSN Originals' Adam Yamaguchi reports parents, activists and even some former white nationalists are trying to find ways to stop it, but as much of the rhetoric is cropping up on mainstream platforms it's proving to be an uphill battle. -- Mar 12

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The War on Science -- In the age of misinformation, evidence-based science is under fire. Private schools with questionable curriculums, public schools that sidestep scientific topics, and a growing abundance of conspiratorial YouTube videos are hindering our ability to separate scientific facts from beliefs or opinions. Yet as Adam Yamaguchi reports in this CBSN Originals documentary, educators are finding ways to fight back. -- Mar 5

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Brene Brown: The 60 Minutes Interview -- The popular lecturer, author and podcast host tells 60 Minutes why people shouldn't associate vulnerability with weakness, why she wishes her work would not be called self-help, and how her own struggles help her connect with others. Bill Whitaker reports.

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False promises for African basketball players -- Some African basketball players are being drawn to the U.S. with promises of education and opportunity, only to have the rug pulled out from under them when they step off the plane. Jon Wertheim investigates.

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Thank you to America's heroes -- As most of the U.S. stays home to avoid spread of the coronavirus, doctors, nurses, paramedics, grocery store workers and more are hard at work. 60 Minutes says, "Thank you."

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Brene Brown: The secret to having compassion -- The popular researcher explains what compassionate people have in common-and why it wasn't what she expected

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"Kindness 101": Children write letters to heroes -- Some kids went straight to the phone to thank the pharmacists and the fire chiefs and the nurses tending to grandparents in memory care. Others used sidewalk chalk to thank their mail carriers.

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Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift help fans in financial hardship -- The pop stars are lending a hand to those suffering a great financial loss during the deadly pandemic.

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More people are applying for foster pets amid outbreak -- Social distancing can be lonely, but many Americans found the perfect solution - fostering a pet in need.

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Inside Benedict College's effort to help send 100 students home -- Here's how the staff at South Carolina HBCU Benedict College helped 123 students make it to their homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Drew Brees donates $5 million to coronavirus relief -- The effort by the New Orleans Saints quarterback and his wife is one of the biggest celebrity contributions so far during the deadly pandemic.

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