The "CBS Weekend News" with Jericka Duncan brought forth some of the most important stories making headlines on Sunday, March 26, 2023. Here's a roundup of the top stories:
President Joe Biden signed a landmark bill on climate change aimed at reducing carbon emissions and transitioning towards cleaner energy sources. The legislation includes measures such as investing in new technology for renewable energy and funding the development of electric vehicles. In a statement released by the White House, President Biden said that "this is just the beginning of our efforts to protect our planet and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come."
The United States has now administered over one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses since vaccinations began in December 2020. This milestone comes as the country continues its push towards vaccinating every eligible American against the virus. Despite this achievement, health officials are warning that it is still too early to ease up on preventative measures such as wearing masks and social distancing.
NASA's Perseverance rover has discovered evidence suggesting that there may have been microbial life on Mars billions of years ago. The rover collected samples from an area called Jezero Crater which was once home to a large lake. Analysis showed that there were high levels of organic compounds present in these samples which could have been produced by ancient microbes.
The trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin began today with opening statements from both sides presented in court. Chauvin faces charges including second-degree murder and manslaughter for his role in George Floyd's death last year which sparked nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice.
These are just some of the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Weekend News" with Jericka Duncan. Stay tuned for more updates and in-depth coverage.