Countdown to first round of 2019 NFL Draft

From CBS News. The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft will kick off Thursday night in Nashville where the Arizona Cardinals hold the first overall pick. Bill Reiter, host of “Reiter’s Block” on CBS Sports HQ, joins CBSN to give his predictions ahead of the NFL’s biggest event of the offseason.

Tornado touches down in east Texas

From CBS News. A funnel cloud was reported touching down near College Station, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon, part of a storm that also brought severe flooding across much of the Lonestar State. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson joins CBSN’s Nikki Battiste with the latest.

Biden to join crowded presidential field Thursday

From CBS News. Former Vice President Joe Biden will jump into the 2020 race Thursday. The announcement comes one day after eight Democratic presidential candidates spoke at a forum that focused on issues important to women of color. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns joins “Red & Blue” to discuss her reporting from Houston. Subscribe to…

Supreme Court debates citizenship question on 2020 census

From CBS News. The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether to allow a question about citizenship on the 2020 census. The Trump administration says data will help protect voter rights, but critics claim that the question could deter millions from participating in the survey. Conservatives have the majority on the court, and it appears…

Pompeo on what comes next for North Korea

From CBS News. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an interview on the podcast “Intelligence Matters,” expressed optimism about a path to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. He told CBS News senior national security contributor Michael Morell the U.S. is “very focused on getting the right set of incentives for both sides.”

President Trump backs Libyan military strongman

From CBS News. President Trump announced his support for Libyan military strongman Khalifa Hifter, reversing U.S. policy. Many world leaders have responded with shock. As two sides continue fighting in Libya, it remains unclear how Mr. Trump’s backing will help or hinder the stalemate. Former CIA operative Mike Baker discusses why Hifter is such a…