Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July. Other former political figures who died this year include Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, New York Mayor David Dinkins, Arizona Gov. Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2020 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available):___JANUARY___David Stern, 77. The guitarist who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four. He fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music.
Don't ask Tulsa's mayor about Trump rally plans
Bynum, the first-term mayor of Tulsa, isn't celebrating Trumps planned rally Saturday at the citys 19,000-seat downtown BOK Center arena. Trump announced the rally in Tulsa as the kick-off a tour to rev up his political base and show the nation's economy reopening after the long quarantine. Meanwhile, many leaders in the city's black community have lashed out at Trump's visit as provocative after the death of black Minneapolis resident George Floyd and mass protests around the world. And thats never going to be satisfying for the people at the ideological extremes, and they tend to be noisy, said David Holt, the mayor of Oklahoma City and a friend of Bynum's. And the head of the Oklahoma Republican Party, David McLain, insisted the rally can be safe.
Crime Against Humanity, Senator Tom Coburn, Misty Copeland
Crime Against Humanity, Senator Tom Coburn, Misty Copeland Scott Pelley reports on the 2013 sarin gas attack in Syria; Lesley Stahl profiles retired Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn; and Bill Whitaker profiles Misty Copeland, an unlikely ballerina.cbsnews.com
McConnell hits the CPAC stage, rifle in hand
McConnell hits the CPAC stage, rifle in hand During CPAC 2014, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., presented Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., with a rifle for his “distinguished service.” Sen. Coburn announced he will not be serving out his full term citing health problems.cbsnews.com