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Josephine Baker, legend

Entertainer Josephine Baker grew up poor in the slums of St. Louis, before garnering fame in Paris as a nightclub artist, movie star and businesswoman, far from the strictures of legal segregation in America. But Baker's roles also included a spy against the Nazis, and a pilot for the French Air Force during World War II. Her wartime exploits and social activism have led her to become the first Black woman inducted into France's Panthéon of national heroes. Correspondent Elizabeth Palmer talks with one of Baker's adopted children – the racially diverse "Rainbow Tribe" – about the incomparable Baker's life and legacy.

One woman's allegations against Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell

At age 22, Sarah Ransome says she became a victim of sexual abuse, and was threatened with violence, by Jeffrey Epstein. In her book, "Silenced No More: Surviving My Journey to Hell and Back," Ransome describes the traumatic childhood experiences that primed her to become a victim of abuse in adulthood by Epstein, facilitated by his associate, Ghislaine Maxwell. Correspondent Holly Williams reports.

Biden and Putin to speak this week

The meeting comes as U.S. intelligence is warning of a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine as soon as January.

The legacy of Josephine Baker

Escaping segregation in 1920s America, she garnered fame in Paris as a nightclub artist, movie star and social activist, and was also a spy against the Nazis – roles that led her to become the first Black woman inducted into France's Panthéon of national heroes.

"Silenced No More": One woman's allegations of abuse by Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell

In her book, Sarah Ransome describes trauma and rape during childhood that, she says, primed her to become a victim of sexual abuse and threats of violence by Epstein. She talks with "CBS Sunday Morning" about how she "survived hell."

3 skiers killed in avalanche in Austria

Three of the skiers were buried by the avalanche, while another two were partly buried and able to free themselves, regional police said in a statement.

Biden and Putin to speak amid growing tension between Russia and Ukraine

Intelligence reports indicate that Russia may be planning military action against Ukraine. President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are scheduled to have a teleconference on Tuesday as the crisis escalates. Christina Ruffini has more.

Scientists studying whether Omicron is more resistant to vaccines

Scientists around the world are studying the COVID-19 Omicron variant to determine if it is more resistant to vaccines than previous strains of the virus. Debora Patta reports.

Death toll from Indonesia volcano eruption rises to 13

Seven people are still missing.

Fearful under Taliban rule, Afghan families anxiously await evacuation from Kabul

For so many Afghan families, just getting to Kabul International Airport has been extraordinarily difficult. They are now taking the next big step in their journey to a new life, a journey many Afghan interpreters are undertaking with their loved ones. Many fear death under the Taliban’s rule, a worry that only grows with every passing day. Imtiyaz Tyab reports on the latest in Afghanistan.

Some Afghan families fear for their safety in Taliban-controlled Kabul

For the Afghans who got out, the next hurdle is to start a new life. But others must continue to wait.

U.S. warns of possible Russian invasion of Ukraine with 175,000 troops in 2022

The plans involve extensive movement of 100 battalion tactical groups with an estimated 175,000 personnel, along with armor, artillery and equipment, according to an administration official.

WHO warns 500,000 Europeans could die from COVID by spring

With various countries in Europe seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, the World Health Organization warns that as many as 500,000 people may die by next spring. Now European countries are turning to stricter restrictions. Imtiaz Tyab has the story.

White House calls for proof of well-being of Chinese tennis star

The White House is calling for "independent, verifiable proof" of the whereabouts of Peng Shuai, who went missing after accusing a top Communist party leader of sexual assault. Now authorities are questioning the authenticity of an email alleging to be from the athlete saying she is fine. Ramy Inocencio reports.

IOC says it spoke to star player Peng Shuai and she appeared "safe and well"

The International Olympic Committee claims to have held a second video call with Peng Shuai and says the tennis star "appeared to be safe and well, given the difficult situation she is in." But that's not good enough for the Women's Tennis Association, which canceled all future tennis tournaments until Peng's safety can be guaranteed. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

Austrian doctor fined for amputating wrong leg

The mistake was discovered two days later, during a routine bandage change.

Coach accused of assaulting French judo star is acquitted

French politicians and athletes have expressed outrage over the acquittal of a judo coach accused of domestic violence against judo champion Margaux Pinot.

Omicron variant may increase risk of COVID reinfection, study finds

New research fuels calls in rich nations for people to get booster shots, while African scientists warn that without vaccine equity, this will just keep happening

Meghan wins court battle with tabloid publisher

The court dismissed the newspaper group's appeal against an earlier ruling finding it had illegally violated the Duchess of Sussex's privacy by publishing parts of a letter to her father.

War in Ethiopia fuels humanitarian crisis

The war in Ethiopia has escalated into what the U.N. calls the world's worst hunger crisis in over a decade. Millions are facing starvation. Debora Patta reports.

Video shows rescuers saving 69-year-old man clinging to capsized boat

A 69-year-old man drifted in choppy waters for nearly a day until Japan's coast guard saved him, officials said.

CBS Weekend News, June 28, 2020

Dozen states pausing reopening phases amid surge in coronavirus cases; Pilot dad flies 6-year-old son to Disney on Make-a-Wish trip.

Ocean plastic pollution is being colonized by coastal species

Researchers still have questions about these new plastic-living communities, but the discovery could change ocean ecosystems on a global scale.

U.S. finalizes plan to revive Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" policy

The policy's revival, which is mandated by a federal court order, will require some asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases are adjudicated by U.S. courts.

Germany announces lockdown on unvaccinated amid COVID surge

"The situation is our country is serious," said German Chancellor Angela Merkel, calling the measure an "act of national solidarity."

"Mystery" prehistoric footprints re-excavated for second look

When famed paleontologist Mary Leakey first uncovered the footprints in Tanzania 40 years ago, the evidence was ambiguous.

Hours after Chinese boycott, IOC speaks to star player Peng Shuai

The IOC said that "a team" from the committee held a video call with Peng, but it did not outline what was discussed or provide any photos or video.

CDC confirms first case of Omicron variant in U.S.

An individual in California who had recently traveled to South Africa tested positive for the strain, the health agency said.

British spy chief on why China is the "single greatest priority"

"To stay secret, we are going to have to become more open," head of the U.K.'s foreign intelligence agency says in a rare speech. "Unlike 'Q' in the Bond movies, we cannot do it all in-house."

12/8: John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth and U.S. senator, dead at 95; John Glenn in his own words

John Glenn died Thursday at the age of 95; John Glenn once said he never thought of himself as a hero.

12/9: Prosecutors play confession tape in Charleston church shooting trial; Young civilian undertakes a special military operation

The jury that will decide the fate of Dylann Roof heard his confession to the killings of nine members of an African American church in Charleston; Rishi Sharma, 19, is no soldier. But the son of Indian immigrants is working tirelessly to preserve the legacies of World War II veterans so they can be honored for years to come.

12/18: Zsa Zsa Gabor dies; Cookie orders roll in at business owned by woman with Down syndrome

Hungarian-born actress Zsa Zsa Gabor died Sunday, according to her publicist; Collette Divitto's Down syndrome is not stopping her from fulfilling her dream of becoming a successful baker.

12/13: Controversy surrounds Trump's secretary of state pick; Woman with Down syndrome bakes her way to success

President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday that ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state; Collette Divitto's Down syndrome is not stopping her from fulfilling her dream of becoming a successful baker.

12/21: Donald Trump stands firm on campaign stance after Berlin attack; Military members' surprise reunions with families at home

In the wake of the Berlin Christmas market attack, President-elect Donald Trump said his stance to crack down on Muslim immigration to the U.S. is right; The holiday season is also the season for deployed service members to surprise their loved ones with an unannounced visit home

12/29: Obama administration announces sanctions against Russia; Parmesan thefts rise as thieves make off with millions

The Obama administration announced a series of actions against Russia Thursday in retaliation for alleged Russian hacking which sought to disrupt the presidential election; Parmesan cheese is on the most-wanted list for many criminals in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

1/2: ISIS claims responsibility for Istanbul nightclub attack; Future doctors move out of the classroom and into the kitchen

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the nightclub attack in Istanbul, saying that the gunman was avenging Turkey's role in Syria's bloody civil war; Tulane medical school in New Orleans prepares its students not just to be good doctors, but also how to include food in the conversation.

1/3: House GOP reverses course on gutting ethics watchdog; Documentary identifies new culprit in Titanic disaster

House Republicans voted to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics late Monday, only to reverse course 19 hours later amid bipartisan condemnation; More than a century after the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, there are new clues to the cause of the disaster

CDC offered free COVID tests to some flights from Southern Africa

The CDC expanded their variant surveillance over the weekend to four airports.

2021 Atlantic hurricane season was the most expensive on record

There were 21 named storms in the Atlantic Ocean this year, including seven hurricanes.

Women's tennis tour suspends play in China over alleged censorship

"China's leaders have left the WTA with no choice," Wednesday's announcement said.

CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge on "The Takeout" — 5/22/2020

CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge joins Major to talk about the events surrounding Michael Flynn and the FBI's work investigating Trump campaign officials' ties to Russia on this week's episode of "The Takeout with Major Garrett."

Russia warns U.S.: More diplomats will have to leave next year

It's a tit-for-tat response to the U.S. sending 55 Russian diplomats home, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.

Honduras election brings 1st female leader, major shift in politics

Leftist candidate Xiomara Castro was headed for the presidency after 12 years of rightwing governance, indicating a major shift for the deeply conservative Central American nation.

NASA reschedules spacewalk due to possible risk from space debris

An overnight "debris notification" prompted NASA to delay the spacewalk. It wasn't immediately clear if the alert was linked to a recent Russian weapon test that unleashed a cloud of debris.

WHO says people who are above 60 and unvaccinated should postpone travel

WHO named Omicron a variant of concern on Friday, and 56 countries issued travel restrictions in the following days.

Omicron variant was in Europe before South Africa raised the alarm

Authorities in the Netherlands say testing has confirmed that COVID cases identified on November 19 and 23 were the new strain — days before researchers identified it.

Scientists who first sequenced Omicron on what they are seeing

"This is the Frankenstein of mutations," Alex Sigal from the Africa Health Research Institute in Durban, South Africa, said. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta met the scientists in the lab where Omicron was first discovered.

U.S. warns renewed Russian aggression in Ukraine will have consequences

The U.S. and other officials have been sounding the alarm over Russia amassing troops near its border with Ukraine.

Greece to require vaccine for those over 60

Those who do not get vaccinated will be fined 100 euro ($113.66) every month until they receive the shot.

Barbados cuts colonial-era ties with Britain and Queen Elizabeth II

The British monarch no longer holds dominion over the tiny Caribbean nation, which marked its rise to republic status with a nod to "National Hero" Rihanna.