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  • Johnson & Johnson vaccine deemed safe and effective, paving way for approval; Rescue animals comfort children with disabilities
  • Disneyland released more details about its new outdoor dining experience at the California Adventure Park, scheduled to start on March 18. CBS Los Angeles reports.
  • Biden signs executive order on U.S. supply chains; WH ends support in transgender athlete suit
  • President Joe Biden is facing pushback from fellow Democrats over his pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and Los Angeles Times congressional reporter Jennifer Haberkorn join CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss. 
  • California's iconic coastal redwoods are struggling to recover after wildfires ripped through the state over the summer. Making things worse, climate change is affecting the coastal fog that helps feed the trees. CBS meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli reports.
  • As investigations into the attack on the U.S. Capitol continue, details are emerging about the people who stormed the building on January 6. A new study from the Chicago Project on Security and Threats looks at the demographics of those who've been arrested. Robert Pape, a political science professor at the University of Chicago and the principal investigator on the study, joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss his findings.
  • Lawmakers held a hearing Wednesday to address the rise of domestic terrorism in America. Testimony focused on the failure of the U.S. government to adequately address growing white nationalism and domestic extremism in the years leading up to the attack on the Capitol on January 6. CBS News homeland security and justice reporter Nicole Sganga joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano to discuss the details of the hearing, including scrutiny some Republicans are facing for alleged ties to "Stop the Steal" rallies.
  • The FDA confirms the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine is safe and effective. The single-dose vaccine could receive emergency approval as early as Friday. If authorized, the Biden administration could ship up to 4 million doses by next week. CBS News' Nikki Battiste reports on the latest information, then infectious disease specialist Dr. Uzma Syed joins CBSN with analysis.
  • Texas lawmakers will hold a hearing Thursday to address the state's power grid failure during last week's winter storm. At least five board members from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) have resigned. It comes as the state's petrochemical plants say they may have released millions of pounds of excess pollution into the air due to failures of the power grid. Erin Douglas, the Texas Tribune's environment reporter, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano to discuss the backlash Governor Greg Abbott is facing, as well as the communities that are likely to experience the greatest impact from […]
  • An Austin animal sanctuary pairs children with disabilities and animals with disabilities. Omar Villafranca has their story.