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Brian Williams Case Raises Fundamental Questions About An Anchor's Role

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:50

Two former network news chiefs reflect on the crisis facing NBC over the scandal involving suspended anchor Brian Willliams and question the fundamental role anchors play.

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FBI Director Wades Into Contentious Debate Over Policing And Race

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:48

James Comey says the nation is at a crossroads when it comes to race and policing. He told students on Thursday that it's time for law enforcement and communities to face some hard truths.

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Tiger Woods Steps Away From Golf Amid Terrible Season

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:47

Woods is currently ranked 62nd in the world, which is his lowest since joining the PGA tour nearly 20 years ago. Robert Siegel talks to Ron Sirak, a senior writer for Golf Digest.

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Space Station Astronauts In Star Wars-Themed Crew Pic

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:38

First there was suited-up astronaut Leland Melvin posing with his dogs. Now, a Space Station crew set for launch in September has donned Jedi robes.

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Obama Signs Act Designed To Prevent Suicide Among Veterans

Thu, 2015-02-12 13:24

On Thursday, President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act. Is it enough? Rachel Martin puts that question to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald.

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Facebook Offers New Options For Digital Life After Death

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:57

The company is introducing a new policy that allows users to appoint an executor who will keep their account active posthumously.

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CBS Journalist Bob Simon Remembered For 'Unbelievable' Career

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:53

Rachel Martin talks with longtime CBS producer Harry Radliffe about Bob Simon's work and legacy. The journalist died Wednesday night in a car accident at the age of 73.

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Federal Judge Orders Alabama Official To Hand Out Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:47

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore ordered officials to ignore higher court rulings and not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, sparking a battle between the state and federal judiciary.

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Like Yelp For Labor Rights: This App Rates How Restaurants Treat Workers

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:45

Want to know if your favorite restaurant pays its servers a living wage? An app encourages diners to ask before they dig in.

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Report: Despite Bans, Pregnant Prisoners Still Shackled During Birth

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:28

Across the country, it's common practice to handcuff a pregnant prisoner to her hospital bed while she gives birth.

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Police-Involved Shooting In Washington Sparks Protest

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:19

A police shooting of a homeless man in Pasco, Wash., is under investigation. Officers shot the man at a busy intersection after he was reportedly throwing rocks at cars. It was the town's fourth fatal police shooting in the past six months.

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Low Oil Prices Great For Consumers, Less So For Investors

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:19

Much of the oil industry is gathered in Houston this week for an annual conference that serves as a deal-making forum for producers large and small. Deals may be harder to reach this year because there is so much uncertainty about the price of oil.

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Ukraine Dominates Meeting Of E.U. Leaders In Brussels

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:19

Thursday's summit of EU leaders in Brussels was dominated by news of a possible ceasefire in Ukraine, but other crises like Greek debt and the threat of terrorism were also on the agenda.

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Nigeria Is On The Verge Of Bidding Goodbye To Polio

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:19

It's the last country in Africa where polio is hanging on. The good news: There hasn't been a case in more than 6 months. But that doesn't mean the virus is history.

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8 Million Tons Of Plastic Clutter Our Seas

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:09

A scientist estimating the weight of candy wrappers, bags, bottles, syringes and other plastic trash in the world's water sees a synthetic tsunami. Should China and India create more landfills?

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In A Somber Homecoming, Yazidis Grieve And Watch Over Their Dead

Thu, 2015-02-12 12:02

With the Islamic State pushed back, Iraq's Yazidis are returning to their villages — and to mass graves. Now, they guard the remains and are calling on the U.N. to document the killings.

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Tussle Over Electric Bill Plunges New York Mall Into The Dark

Thu, 2015-02-12 11:34

The lights suddenly flickered off today at Rotterdam Square Mall near Schenectady after what the owners say was "a total misunderstanding" with the power utility.

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Senate Confirms Ashton Carter As Defense Secretary

Thu, 2015-02-12 10:49

Carter will take over the Pentagon for Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Carter served as the No. 2 defense official under Leon Panetta.

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Gardener's Twofer: First Ketchup 'N' Fries Plant Hits U.S. Market

Thu, 2015-02-12 10:34

British horticulturalists have figured out how to graft a tomato plant onto a potato plant. This plant, called Ketchup 'N' Fries, has crossed the pond and is now available to gardeners in the U.S.

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'Community' Actor Ken Jeong Might Be Getting His Own Show

Thu, 2015-02-12 10:12

ABC recently green lighted a sitcom starring the doctor-turned-actor Ken Jeong, who will play a frustrated MD in Dr. Ken.

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