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  • U.S. Politics

    Hillary Clinton: ‘America is once again at a moment of reckoning’

    by CBS News on Jul 28, 21:31

    Last Updated Jul 28, 2016 9:19 PM EDT PHILADELPHIA – With her speech formally accepting the Democratic nomination Thursday night, Hillary Clinton capped off a week of oratory defending the strength of the American spirit and outlining the general election argument against Republican nominee Donald Trump. “America is once again at a moment of reckoning,” Clinton […]

  • Health

    Ice Bucket Challenge funds ALS gene discovery

    by CBS News on Jul 28, 15:48

    The ALS Association is crediting money raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge for the discovery of a gene’s connection to the progressive, fatal disease. The viral fundraising campaign raised more than $100 million for the association. At its peak in 2014, Facebook filled up with videos of people allowing buckets of ice water to be dumped on […]

  • US/World

    Russian ‘fingerprints’ left behind on DNC hack

    by CBS News on Jul 26, 8:04

    The U.S. believes that people working for the Russian government are behind the hack of internal emails at the Democratic National Committee, officials confirmed Tuesday to CBS News. A U.S. intelligence official told CBS News that the signature of the breach is Russian and the U.S. government has identified methods and techniques used by Russia in […]

  • US/World

    EPA moves to regulate climate-warming jet pollution

    by CBS News on Jul 25, 15:42

    WASHINGTON – The government has found that jet engine exhaust is adding to climate change and endangering human health, and needs to be regulated. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it will use its authority under the Clean Air Act to impose limits on aircraft emissions. Jet engines spew significant amounts of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and […]

  • US/World

    2 dead, almost 20 injured in Florida teen club party shooting

    by CBS News on Jul 25, 8:35

    Last Updated Jul 25, 2016 10:48 AM EDT FORT MYERS, Fla. - At least two people were killed and nearly 20 total were injured in a mass shooting during a party for teenagers at a Florida nightclub early Monday morning. CBS Fort Myers affiliate WINK-TV reports the incident at Club Blu in Fort Myers happened around 12:30 […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Pokemon Go’s popularity could fatten up Apple

    by CBS News on Jul 22, 21:24

    People from coast to coast are falling in love with Pokemon Go, and so are some companies. Count Apple (AAPL) among them. With a share price that has been under pressure this year because of disappointing earnings, Apple may wind up with an unexpected bottom-line boost from Pokemon Go. Though the game is free to download, […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine to be vice president

    by CBS News on Jul 22, 16:28

    Hillary Clinton says in a text message to supporters that she’s picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to join her on the Democratic ticket as their party’s nominee for vice president. In the message, Clinton says: “I’m thrilled to tell you this first: I’ve chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate.” Top Clinton aides had […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Donald Trump offers dark vision of America in GOP convention speech

    by CBS News on Jul 21, 21:13

    On the final night of a convention filled with mishaps — of the plagiarism, non-endorsement varieties — Donald Trump painted a bleak picture of America, even as he officially accepted the Republican party’s nomination for the presidency. His name was stamped in bold font across the convention hall jumbotron as he walked on stage. “I humbly and gratefully accept your […]

  • Health

    How to help kids cope with violence in the media

    by CBS News on Jul 21, 16:02

    Sadly, violence in the media these days isn’t limited to action movies and video games. News coverage of deadly shootings and terrorist attacks is rarely more than a click of the TV remote or a swipe of a smartphone screen away, and with the spread of new technologies, social media and gaming platforms, children may be more exposed to violent […]

  • Health

    Florida Zika case may be first from mosquito inside U.S.

    by CBS News on Jul 20, 16:23

    Florida health officials are investigating what may be the first case of Zika virus in the U.S. transmitted by a mosquito. The patient does not appear to have traveled to a region with an outbreak of the virus. The Florida Department of Health announced Tuesday evening that it is conducting an investigation into a possible non-travel related Zika […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Donald Trump to name former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP pick

    by CBS News on Jul 14, 9:35

    Donald Trump has selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his running mate–he is expected to formally call Pence Thursday afternoon, reports CBS News’ Major Garrett, citing a GOP official close to the process. The addition of Pence to the ticket may help assuage concerns among conservatives worried that Trump is too moderate on social […]

  • US/World

    Obama: ‘Dallas, I’m here to say we must reject such despair’

    by CBS News on Jul 12, 12:37

    Last Updated Jul 12, 2016 3:22 PM EDT At a memorial service for the five police officers shot and killed in Dallas last week, President Obama called for unity, and argued that the country is not as divided as it may seem. “We see all this and it’s hard not to think, sometimes, that the center […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Sanders endorses Clinton in New Hampshire

    by CBS News on Jul 12, 8:01

    At long last, Bernie Sanders gave Hillary Clinton his endorsement at a campaign event Tuesday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. “I have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president,” Sanders told a roaring crowd.”I have come here today not to […]

  • Health

    Could a chemical in pot help protect against Alzheimer’s disease?

    by CBS News on Jul 08, 18:07

    Last Updated Jul 6, 2016 4:13 PM EDT Early lab findings suggest that the same chemical in marijuana that gives people a high may be worth exploring more as a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s disease,CBS San Francisco reports. But it’s far from ready to be used as a prevention or treatment option, experts say. Scientists at the Salk […]

  • Lifestyle

    The lowest paid workers with one of the most important jobs

    by CBS News on Jul 08, 15:54

    Americans may say they support high-quality early childhood education, but that sentiment isn’t showing up in the pay of child care workers. Almost half of these workers receive some form of public support, such as food stamps, because their pay is on par with what fast-food workers receive, according to a new report from the Center for […]

  • US/World

    Eleven officers shot at Dallas protest against police shootings

    by CBS News on Jul 07, 19:46

    Last Updated Jul 7, 2016 11:43 PM EDT DALLAS – Dallas police say four officers were shot and killed, and seven others wounded by snipers during a protest Thursday night against recent deadly police shootings. The slain officers included three Dallas PD officers and one officer with DART, the local transportation system. Several other officers were […]

  • Health

    Smoking during pregnancy may be a lot more common than experts thought

    by CBS News on Jul 07, 16:29

    A significantly higher percentage of American women may be smoking while pregnant than researchers have previously believed, a new study suggests. The finding is based on urine tests that can measure nicotine exposure compared to what pregnant women report about their smoking habits. “We have long suspected that smoking status during pregnancy is under-reported,” study senior author Dr. Jim […]

  • US/World

    FBI: No charges against Hillary Clinton are appropriate for email server use

    by CBS News on Jul 05, 10:13

    Last Updated Jul 5, 2016 12:16 PM EDT The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is recommending to the Justice Department that no charges should be brought against Hillary Clinton for her use of private email servers as secretary of state, FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday. “Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring […]

  • US/World

    Obama administration discloses number of civilian deaths caused by drones

    by CBS News on Jul 01, 18:53

    The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) says that the number of civilian deaths in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa, as a result of U.S. counterterrorism strikes is between 64-116, between Jan. 20, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2015. These numbers do not, however, include Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria, where the government has conducted thousands of air attacks. […]

  • US/World

    Is the fast-food industry signaling an economic downturn?

    by CBS News on Jul 01, 15:53

    If you want to get a read on Americans’ view of the economy, look at how they eat. Restaurant visits serve as a barometer for consumer confidence, with people cutting back on dining out when times are tough or they’re worried about the future. And after several years of solid growth in the fast-food industry, […]