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Trump sends mixed messages on gun control

President Trump has backed away from some of his stronger comments about gun background checks. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang joined CBSN with more on that and some of the other issues the president is speaking out about.

MIT is facing backlash after it was revealed the school took money from Jeffrey Epstein. At least two researchers have reportedly announced plans to resign from the MIT Media Lab in protest. Boston Globe reporter Deirdre Fernandes joined CBSN to discuss.

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President Trump calls gun violence a "public health emergency"; Titanic ship wreck deteriorating rapidly

As the Amazon rainforest continues to burn, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is walking back allegations that he blamed NGO's for setting the wildfires. His policies have led to a surge in deforestation and development in the Amazon. Wall Street Journal correspondent Samantha Pearson joined CBSN on the phone from Brazil to discuss the latest developments.

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