Lawmakers left Washington on Friday before finalizing a deal that would renew unemployment benefits for millions of Americans forced out of work due to the pandemic. Paula Reid reports on the relief bill's status from New Jersey, where President Trump is spending the weekend at his golf club.
Despite pleas from protesters in Portland, federal agents are staying put, firing tear gas and physically clashing with demonstrators overnight. City and state leaders, including the mayor who was tear-gassed himself, are demanding they leave. Weijia Jiang reports.
Talks between Senate Republicans and the White House over another coronavirus stimulus continued this week, as Democrats demand an extension to the $600 per week unemployment benefit bonus. Congressman Tom Reed, a Republican from New York, joined CBSN to explain what he'd like to see in the next round of emergency funds.
About 30 million Americans are now relying on unemployment checks as Congress is working to pass a new stimulus package before extended unemployment benefits end this month. This comes as unemployment claims continue to rise. Nancy Cordes reports.
The National Institutes of Health is the nation's medical research agency and next week it will launch an unprecedented effort to help find a cure for COVID. NIH director Francis Collins joins "CBS Evening News" with more on "Operation Warp Speed," which aims to deliver 300 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine by January 2021.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama met face to face for the first time in months to release a campaign video. They take turns hitting President Trump over his response to the coronavirus pandemic. Ed O'Keefe reports.
The federal jobless benefits Congress approved in April -- an extra $600 per person each week-- are about to expire as COVID-19 cases surge throughout the country. Details of a followup bill have yet to be worked out, but Congress did not meet on Saturday, and the president spent the afternoon golfing. Paula Reid reports.