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Jeffrey Pegues is a CBS News correspondent and author based in Washington, D.C., where he reports for all CBS News platforms.

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Monument Academy in Washington, D.C. is providing a safe space for its students amid pandemic

Monument Academy safely reopened amid the pandemic for its most vulnerable students with distance learning difficulties. The school's CEO is the driving force behind its success. Jeff Pegues reports..
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FBI reports 2019 was deadliest year on record for hate crimes

Newly released data from the FBI shows hate crimes hit record levels in the U.S. last year. CBS News chief justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues joins CBSN to break down the details.
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Official monitoring for possible Election Day cyberattacks

CBS News has learned in the weeks before Election Day, U.S. cybercommand conducted attacks against Russian and Iran, among other countries, to disrupt attempts to interfere in the election. Jeff Pegues..
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Cities across U.S. brace for Election Day violence and unrest

The governor of Massachusetts activated 1,000 members of the National Guard ahead of potential unrest in the hours and days after polls close in the U.S. Jeff Pegues reports.
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19-year-old man suspected of plotting to kill Biden

Prosecutors say Alexander Treisman, who was arrested for possessing child pornography, posted evidence of wanting to kill Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Jeff Pegues has the latest..
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Russia and Iran are actively interfering in 2020 election, officials warn

Top intel officials say Russian hackers have successfully obtained voter data from at least two servers, while Iranian hackers are behind threatening videos sent to American voters. Jeff Pegues has the..
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Man charged for threatening to kidnap and kill Biden and Harris

A man was arrested after allegedly leaving a note threatening to kidnap and kill Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at the home of a supporter of the Democratic presidential nominee. Jeff Pegues has details.
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Justice Department files antitrust lawsuit against Google

Google is vowing to fight the Justice Department in court after prosecutors accused the company of locking out competition with an illegal monopoly. Jeff Pegues has more on the case.
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DOJ charges Russian military officers in hacking and malware attacks

Federal prosecutors have charged six Russian military officers with cyberattacks on targets around the world designed to, in part, interfere with international elections. Jeff Pegues has more details.
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Suspects in alleged Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot charged in court

Experts warn other extremist groups could attempt violent action in the months ahead after investigators thwarted an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. More than a dozen men..
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New details emerge about plot to kidnap Michigan governor

There are new details emerging about the alleged plot to kidnap and possibly kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Jeff Pegues reports.
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Federal authorities foil plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

The Justice Department has thwarted an alleged domestic terror plot to kidnap and potentially kill the governor of Michigan and violently overthrow the state government. Jeff Pegues reports.
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FBI foils alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor and overthrow government

State and federal investigators say they've broken up an alleged plot to kidnap Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the state's government. Jeff Pegues reports.
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Former FBI agents allege lack of diversity has reached crisis levels at agency

Exclusively on "CBS This Morning," two former FBI agents are speaking out about the lack of diversity at the country's premier law enforcement agency. Justice correspondent Jeff Pegues sat down with..
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British ISIS members charged in murders of American hostages

Two British members of ISIS have been charged for their role in the murders of four American hostages in Syria. Jeff Pegues reports.
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Former FBI agents allege discrimination, push for more diversity in ranks

In an exclusive interview, a group of FBI agents are speaking out about the lack of diversity at the country's premier law enforcement agency. Justice correspondent Jeff Pegues sat down with four..
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President Trump attempts to clarify his “stand back and stand by” statement

President Trump may have emboldened the Proud Boys with his debate comments. The president is now saying he doesn't know "who" the Proud Boys are. Jeff Pegues speaks with a former member of the group.
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Far-right "Proud Boys" celebrate after Trump's debate callout

Shortly after President Trump declined to denounce the "Proud Boys" during the first presidential debate, the far-right extremist group was online celebrating and claiming victory. Jeff Pegues reports.
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TikTok and WeChat apps won't be available for download starting Sunday

Popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat will be banned from mobile app stores starting Sunday, as part of the Trump administration's push to get TikTok sold to a U.S. company. Jeff Pegues reports.
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Barr under fire for comparing coronavirus lockdowns to slavery

Attorney General William Barr is under fire for comparing coronavirus lockdowns to slavery. Jeff Pegues reports.
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Russia, China and Iran accused of cyberattacks on 2020 campaigns

A new report from tech giant Microsoft says that overseas hackers are stepping up efforts to interfere in the U.S. elections. Jeff Pegues has the latest. 
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White House denies whistleblower claims of retaliation following reports on Russian interference

The Department of Homeland Security rejects new claims from a whistleblower who says he faced retaliation for refusing to change intelligence reports that did not fit President Trump’s political..
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Whistleblower claims Trump administration politicized intelligence at DHS

A whistleblower at the Department of Homeland Security, who was recently demoted, claims that he was ordered to suppress details in intelligence reports that the president would not like, including..
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CBS News investigates police reforms including implicit-bias training

It's been five years since Michael Brown's death at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked protests nationwide. CBS News is investigating changes that have been put in place at..
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DHS withheld intelligence bulletin warning of Russian attack on Biden's mental health

The Department of Homeland Security is pushing back against claims it buried an intelligence bulletin warning the Russians were targeting Joe Biden. Jeff Pegues has details.
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Tens of thousands march on Washington to demand racial justice

The march takes place 57 years to the day after the first March on Washington, where Martin Luther King delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech. Jeff Pegues reports.
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Ethiopian Airlines 767 hijacked by co-pilot

The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines jet with 193 passengers aboard, including 11 Americans, locked the pilot out of the cockpit and hijacked the plane, directing it toward Geneva, where he demanded..
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2/8: American wins gold on day 1 of Sochi games; new farm bill cuts $8.6 billion from food stamps

The first American to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi is slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg. So far, Americans are 4th place in the medal count; and, The new farm bill, which..
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Showdown in Washington over debt ceiling

Republicans and Democrats are once again squabbling over raising the debt ceiling, which is essential if the government is to pay its bills. Jeff Pegues reports.
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GOP at war with itself over immigration reform

A new immigration reform proposal from the House Republican leadership has triggered an intramural fight inside the party. Jeff Pegues reports.
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Motive unclear in Maryland mall shooting

As the investigation into the deadly shooting at the Columbia Mall in Maryland continues, police say they still don't know why the suspect, Darion Aquilar, opened fire. Sources say investigators have..
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Many W.Va. residents do not consider their water safe despite assurances

Ten days after a chemical used to clean coal leaked into and contaminated the water supply in nine West Virginia counties, officials say the water is safe to drink again. Many residents, knowing that..
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W. Va. water troubles continue; company responsible for chemical spill files for bankruptcy

Freedom Industries, the company responsible for last week's chemical spill into the Elk River filed for bankruptcy today. Water restriction has been lifted for most impacted West Virginias, but, as..
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W.Va. residents skeptical of reports that water is safe

Nine days after a chemical spill contaminated the water system for 300,000 West Virginia residents, the water company has given them the all-clear, saying the water is safe once again. Many, however,..
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"Miracle on the Hudson" survivor speaks out five years later

Jeff Pegues spoke with one of the passengers aboard US Airways flight 1549 that made an emergency landing on the Hudson River, five years ago.
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JetBlue grounds all New York, Boston flights

JetBlue says a combination of weather and new federal aviation rules forced it to to ground all of its planes at New York's JFK and LaGuardia airports, Newark Airport and Boston's Logan Airport, adding..
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Thousands stuck after fifth day of air travel disruptions

Cancellations and delays at major airports have caused passengers to be stranded for days. With more severe winter weather hitting the Midwest and the Northeast, the delays are expected to continue...
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Target credit card customers flood retailer with complaints, questions

Following an admission of a security breach in November and December, Target has also confirmed there have been delays to their customer phone lines because of a "significantly higher than normal..
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11/10: Death toll rising in super typhoon aftermath; The storied football team of Gallaudet

As Typhoon Haiyan reaches Vietnam, more images reveal the complete devastation the storm caused in the Philippines. Shop owners are protecting their stores from looters as relief efforts try to get to..
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East Coast braces for another blast of wintry weather

The storm that stretched across the East Coast has moved out, leaving power outages, icy roads and hundreds of flight cancellations in its wake. Forecasters have predicted another storm will hit the..
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East Coast impacted by ice and snow

Salt trucks struggled to keep up with snow and ice that has impacted large parts of the U.S. this weekend. The storm is heading towards the Northeast, causing a messy commute to start the workweek for..
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NTSB investigators probing cause of NYC train derailment

CBS News transportation correspondent Jeff Pegues reports on how officials are trying to piece together what exactly caused the deadly commuter train derailment in New York City. Jeff Pegues reports.
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Obamacare fix: Customers caught in the middle

Insurance companies and state regulators are saying President Obama's one-year extension of health care policies canceled because they do not comply with Obamacare isn't that simple. Jeff Pegues..
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Obama losing support from Democrats over Obamacare

President Obama has been consulting with top health insurance company executives to try and smooth over his latest legislative fix on the health care law. However, the program has so many difficulties,..
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New York attorney general’s office sues National Rifle Association

New York Attorney General Letitia James held a press conference announcing the state’s lawsuit against the National Rifle Association. Jeff Pegues reports.
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New York AG files lawsuit to dissolve NRA for "fraud and abuse"

The National Rifle Association faces a fight for survival as New York state is suing them for alleged corruption and misspending. Jeff Pegues reports.
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Aurora police apologize after officers draw guns on Black family

The Secret Service says it is investigating two incidents involving Black women and law enforcement. These incidents are putting a spotlight on the disproportionate use of force on women of color. Jeff..
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Minnesota court investigates the leak of police video showing the fatal arrest of George Floyd

In a newly leaked body camera video, George Floyd is heard pleading with officers to not shoot him or put him in the back of the squad car because he is claustrophobic. A Minnesota court did not want..
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Leaked bodycam footage shows George Floyd arrest and death

The public is getting its first look at bodycam video from two of the Minneapolis police officers who were on the scene the night George Floyd died in custody. For several agonizing minutes, Floyd is..
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George Floyd and Derek Chauvin "bumped heads" while working at nightclub, former coworker says

george floyd and derek chauvin bumped heads while working at nightclub, former coworker says
George Floyd and Derek Chauvin, the ex-police officer charged for Floyd's death, worked together at a nightclub and had a history of not getting along. Jeff Pegues has the details. ......
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