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How Washington is bolstering security for the inauguration; Then, former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund's account of the Capitol assault; And, Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith's comeback from nearly losing his leg.
Bill Whitaker speaks with one of the three law enforcement officials who resigned in the wake of the attack on the Capitol, and reports on the threat behind what one expert says "may have been the most predictable terrorist incident in modern American history."
Washington Football Team Quarterback Alex Smith was fighting for his leg and his life in November 2018 after he suffered a gruesome on field injury. Following thousands of hours of rehab and help from the US Military, he defied expectations to make a return to the NFL, in one of the greatest sports comebacks ever.
President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated in the same spot where insurrectionists waged an assault on the U.S. Capitol just weeks before. Scott Pelley reports on how officials are ensuring the inauguration will be safe.
In part one of our two-part interview with the Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris talks with "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley about her role in this unique moment in history. The former prosecutor, attorney general and U.S. Senator also looks back at the many "firsts" of her career; her debates with her mother about optimism vs. realism; and the January 6th assault on our democracy on Capitol Hill.
A decade ago social media was hailed as an organizing tool for pro-democracy rallies, giving voice to the voiceless. But it has also become a forum for conspiracy theories, disinformation and hate speech. President Donald Trump was recently banned from Twitter following his incitement of rioters, and his social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram were suspended. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks into the legality and implications of tech companies "de-platforming" a user – even a president.
After 20 years of trying, standup comedian Sarah Cooper became an overnight success when she started lip-syncing President Trump, stripping away his image and using only his words, in social media posts that became comedy sensations. Correspondent Jim Axelrod talks with Cooper about her rise to fame, and what the future may hold for her, now that her object of mockery is leaving the stage.
An inauguration represents a grand re-opening of the American experiment. But as Joe Biden is sworn in as our 46th President, old grudges imperil the traditions of renewal. "60 Minutes" correspondent John Dickerson talks with New Yorker writer Jill Lepore, New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie, and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson about the challenges facing a president taking charge of a nation enflamed by mistrust, disinformation and insurrection.
President Donald Trump became the first chief executive to be impeached twice, when the House of Representatives voted this past week that he had incited a violent insurrection upon the U.S. Capitol. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with GOP Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who joined with nine other Republicans to vote for impeachment.
Blinken was confirmed by the Senate in a bipartisan vote Tuesday.
"Obviously, in retrospect, this organization, it wasn't good for us to have a partnership with that organization," Philadelphia's health commissioner said.
Most hand sanitizers from Mexico contain toxic ingredients, FDA says in issuing broad warning about the products.
He warned that the Holocaust opened a "path of death, extermination and brutality."
Biden's COVID-19 "national strategy" and his statements to press only cite K-8 schools in his push to reopen "most" schools in his first 100 days.
While welcoming Malka Leifer's transfer to Australia, activists say a wider problem highlighted by a CBS News investigation still needs to be addressed.
A look back at the esteemed personalities who've left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity.
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Newly elected to be the 46th president, Biden has had a long political career and a personal life filled with triumph and heartbreak.
The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve, draped over nearly one million acres of wilderness areas and the Sawtooth National Forest, is a major draw for amateur astrophotographers capturing the heavens
The American Kennel Club has released its latest list of the nation's most beloved breeds.
Kelly Klein is balancing virtual learning with her chemotherapy by doing both at once.
"This is what #blackexcellence looks like," UCLA Gymnastics said in a tweet of the video of the routine.
Georgia fire captain Andrea Hall delivered the Pledge of Allegiance on Inauguration Day — in spoken word and in American Sign Language.
Sergeant Jacob Kohut taught like he would any other virtual class – only he was in the back of a military vehicle, in his fatigues.
Youngest inaugural poet says she is "on the floor" that her books are attracting so much interest.
Amanda Gorman made history Wednesday as the youngest known inaugural poet.