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Errol Barnett

British-born American television presenter

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Errol Barnett: British-born American television presenter
Errol Barnett is a British-born American anchor and national correspondent for CBS News based in New York City after covering President Trump for three years while based in Washington D.C.. Barnett also anchored CNN Newsroom during overnight hours in the U.S. and hosted CNN International's cultural affairs program Inside Africa. During his two years at the helm of the award-winning show Barnett reported from half the continent including Senegal, Morocco, Ethiopia, and Madagascar.

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Crime and the COVID-19 pandemic: A look at the uptick in violence

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Two-week quarantine, scheduled outdoor time among Colgate University coronavirus precautions

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Hurricane Laura makes landfall as Category 4 storm, bringing heavy winds and flooding

Hurricane Laura made landfall in the Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm, bringing winds of 120 to 150 miles per hour. Tony Dokoupil, Omar Villafranca, Jonathan Vigliotti and Errol Barnett are in..
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New York attorney general seeks Eric Trump's testimony in probe of Trump Organization

New York Attorney General Letitia James is seeking to force Eric Trump to testify in her probe of Trump Organization finances. CBSN's Errol Barnett has details.
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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy defends decisions to House committee

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy defended cost-cutting measures at the U.S. Postal Service and denied trying to impede mail-in voting at a hearing Monday before the House Oversight and Reform Committee...
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Farmer and activist fighting health disparities in the food system due to what she calls "food apartheid"

A Black farmer is using her farm to fight against racial injustice, health disparities and inequalities in the food system. Leah Penniman calls the lack of access to fresh produce "food apartheid."..
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Cop charged in George Floyd case says he "never used" maneuver Derek Chauvin performed on Floyd

Officer Tou Thao, who is being charged with aiding and abetting murder in the George Floyd case, spoke out about his involvement. Thao claims he was merely trying to control the crowd gathered at the..
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Officer charged in George Floyd's case speaks out

Officer Tou Thao, who is being charged with aiding and abetting murder in the George Floyd's case, spoke out about his involvement in the case. Thao claims he was merely trying to control the crowd..
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Nearly 30 years after their homecoming coronation, reunited duo ties the knot at their alma mater

It was a wedding decades in the making, between two former New Jersey college classmates. They say they never could have imagined it. Greg and Janet Dabice were married August 1 on the football field..
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New video shows moments leading up to North Carolina inmate's death

Newly-released body camera footage from a December 2019 incident shows officers in a North Carolina jail struggling to restrain an inmate after he suffered medical distress. He died two days after the..
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At risk of closing due to pandemic, independent restaurants seek help from Congress

A new coalition of independent restaurants is pushing for congressional relief. Some analysts project one third of U.S. restaurants are at risk of closing for good. Errol Barnett reports.
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Joe Biden bristles at reporter when asked about taking a cognitive test

Joe Biden bristled Wednesday when asked about his cognitive ability, snapping back at CBS reporter Errol Barnett.
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Biden shrugs off cognitive test: "Why the hell would I take a test?"

"No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man," Biden told CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett.
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Aurora police chief pledges changes in officer training after Black family’s terrifying encounter

Aurora, Colorado's police chief promises changes in officer training after a Black family's terrifying encounter with police. Eyewitness video shows four kids, aged six to 17, face down in a parking..
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Biden scoffs when asked if he's taken a cognitive test

As President Trump has made mental health a campaign topic, former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to scoff when a CBS correspondent asked if he has taken a cognitive test. CBS News' Errol Barnett,..
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12 sets of twins born at one Missouri hospital

Some of the nurses at a Kansas City, Missouri, hospital have their hands full. They're setting a possible record while taking care of 12 sets of twins, who were all born premature. Errol Barnett..
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Hospital caring for record 12 sets of twins

A hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, calls it a new record. Staff spent the holiday weekend carrying for 12 new-born sets of twins. They were all born early. Errol Barnett reports.
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Strong winds could ground Thanksgiving parade balloons

High wind alerts across the Northeast could force the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York to go ahead with no balloons. The parade route runs for 46 blocks. If the wind blows steadily at more..
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Two runners take 500-mile journey for veteran suicide awareness

Two runners are nearing the end of their 500-mile journey to raise awareness about veterans' suicide risk. CBS News national correspondent Errol Barnett joined CBSN with more on the issue.
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2 men run 500 mile marathon to raise awareness of veteran suicides

Two men are on the longest run of their lives. Brian Tjersland and Josh Milich are running 500 miles in 12 days, to raise awareness of veteran suicides. Errol Barnett caught up with them on their..
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Connecticut man accused of killing Anguilla hotel worker skips hearing

Scott Hapgood of Connecticut, who is accused of killing a hotel worker in Anguilla, skipped a preliminary hearing Monday. Now, an international arrest warrant has been issued for him. Errol Barnett..
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Mexican president defends release of El Chapo's son

Mexico's government is on the defensive after one of the most violent days in the country's long fight against drug cartels. It started with the arrest of a top drug lord. Errol Barnett reports.
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Over 100,000 evacuated in California wildfire

A fast-moving wildfire emergency is underway in California. At least two people are dead and more than 100,000 people have been ordered to evacuate. Errol Barnett reports.
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California wildfire death toll rises to 3 as blaze continues burning

The death toll in Southern California has now risen to 3 following a string of wildfires. The air over much of the region is smoked-filled and tens of thousands of people have been displaced...
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Arrest warrant filed for man charged in hotel worker's death

An international arrest warrant has been filed for Scott Hapgood, the Connecticut man charged in the death of a hotel worker in Anguilla. Errol Barnett joins CBSN with the latest.
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Judge to decide whether American accused in Anguilla hotel death will go on trial

A judge on the Caribbean island of Anguilla will decide Monday if a Connecticut man will go on trial for allegedly killing a hotel worker. Scott Hapgood was vacationing with his family in April when he..
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Pompeo calls meeting with Kim Jong Un "another step forward"

CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett is in Seoul covering Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to the region, including his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang.
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Why Twitter is banning all political ads

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced he is banning all political ads on its platform ahead of the 2020 election. CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett has details, and CBS News contributor and Wired..
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Twitter drops political ads from social media platform

Twitter is dropping all political ads from the site, triggering a new debate about free speech. Errol Barnett reports.
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New documentary follows four progressive women candidates during 2018 midterms

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Mexico's former foreign minister slams capture and release of El Chapo's son

The son of convicted drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been captured and released by authorities in Mexico. CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett sits down with Mexico's former foreign minister..
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9-year-old boy charged with murder appears in court

Kyle Alwood, 9, is accused of intentionally setting his Illinois home on fire, which killed five relatives. Alwood appeared in Illinois court Monday to face multiple charges. A pre-trial hearing is set..
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El Chapo's son arrested then released under heavy gunfire

Chaotic scenes of violence paralyzed the streets of a Mexican city Thursday. A son of notorious drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was briefly apprehended then later released. Before he was let go..
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Teen fighting suspension over rape-awareness note

A teenager in Maine is fighting a suspension after warning classmates about an alleged rapist at school. School officials said her warning amounted to bullying. Errol Barnett reports.
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High winds accelerate two deadly wildfires in Southern California

Meteorologists are expecting a third day of high winds and extreme fire conditions today in Southern California. Those winds have already spread two deadly and destructive wildfires, one in the..
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Wildfires erupt in California, destroying homes and vehicles

Eight active wildfires are burning across California, days after power was shut off to hundreds of thousands of people in an effort to prevent fires. Errol Barnett reports from Porter Ranch.
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Mother of 9-year-old boy charged in deadly house fire speaks out

The family of Kyle Alwood, a 9-year-old boy charged with five counts of first degree murder in a deadly house fire, is speaking out. Errol Barnett reports.
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Mom of 9-year-old charged in fire that killed family members: He's not a "monster"

For the first time, we are hearing from the family of a 9-year-old boy accused of intentionally setting a deadly fire at the family home in Illinois. Kyle Alwood is charged with five counts of..
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Elizabeth Warren gains support from black voters

According to several polls, 2020 presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren has seen a steady rise in support from African American voters. 2020 campaign reporter Zak Hudak joins CBSN's Errol..
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Autopsy reveals new twist in death of Anguilla resort worker

There's a new twist in the case of a Connecticut man charged with killing a worker at a Caribbean resort. A revised autopsy raises questions about whether cocaine detected in Kenny Mitchel's system..
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Brothers with their own candle company give back

Brothers Austin, Colin and Ryan Gill decided to make candles as a way to earn some pocket money. But they've since decided to give back to their community. Errol Barnett explains.
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The Bahamas brace for another storm weeks after Dorian

Just weeks after being devastated by Hurricane Dorian, people on the Bahamas are bracing for more severe weather. Tropical storm warnings are up on Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands. Errol Barnett reports..
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Bahamians say they've received "nothing at all" from their government as new storm looms

Parts of the Bahamas are under tropical storm warnings Friday morning, as a new system takes shape over the southern parts of the island chain. By Saturday, it will pass Grand Bahama, which was..
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Search for victims continues after Hurricane Dorian's wrath

A week after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, the official death toll is 45 — but that number is expected to skyrocket. Errol Barnett is in the Bahamas, where the search for victims..
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Thousands scramble to escape Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

Some 70,000 people in the Bahamas are in need of food and shelter after the islands were ravaged by Hurricane Dorian, according to the United Nations. Errol Barnett reports from Freeport on Grand..
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Dorian recovery dire as supplies dwindle in Bahamas

The humanitarian crisis in the Bahamas is growing increasingly dire almost a week after Hurricane Dorian made landfall. Food, water and other supplies are rapidly running out. Errol Barnett reports on..
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Residents wait in long lines for water on Grand Bahama island

On Grand Bahama island, Errol Barnett saw long lines of people waiting for food and water. He also saw firsthand the destruction of homes and one of the main highways.
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Supplies arrive in Dorian's hardest hit areas

Supplies are starting to arrive in some of Hurricane Dorian's hardest hit areas. Errol Barnett was on a supply ship headed for Grand Bahama Island.
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How hurricane hunters gather storm data from the sky

Much of what we know about hurricanes comes from hurricane hunters who track them from the sky. CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett joined CBSN after taking a flight right into the eye of Hurricane..
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