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  • US/World

    More Olympic woes for Rio as doping control lab shuts down

    by CBS News on Jun 28, 8:36

    Just over five weeks before the Summer Olympics get underway, Rio is still ill-prepared to host the games. Police say they are underpaid and Rio’s acting governor admits the games could be a “big failure” because of budget shortfalls. Now, the doping control lab that was set up to make sure athletes don’t cheat is closed, reports […]

  • US/World

    Pope Francis says gays deserve apology from the Church

    by CBS News on Jun 26, 13:45

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE – Pope Francis says gays — and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited — deserve an apology. Francis was asked Sunday en route home from Armenia if he agreed with one of his top advisers, German Cardinal Karl Marx, who told a conference […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Inside U.S. scientists’ groundbreaking test to grow potatoes on Mars

    by CBS News on Jun 25, 12:35

    NASA and private companies are all vying to send astronauts to Mars, but when they get there, they’ll all face the same problem — growing food. So U.S. scientists have headed to the deserts of South America to see if they can cook up a solution. Potatoes have played a starring role in one recent Hollywood […]

  • US/World

    Despair grips ‘remain’ side as UK votes to leave

    by CBS News on Jun 23, 19:56

    LONDON (AP) – The Latest on Britain’s referendum on whether to leave the European Union (all times local): 6:30 a.m. One of the leaders of the victorious ‘leave’ campaign has reassured the European Union that Britain will continue to be a good neighbor after its unprecedented vote to leave the bloc. Labour lawmaker Gisela Stuart, […]

  • US/World

    Dems stage dramatic sit-in on guns, GOP unmoved

    by CBS News on Jun 23, 9:14

    A confrontation over gun control brought pandemonium to the House of Representatives overnight. Civil rights campaigner John Lewis and other House Democrats staged a sit-in on the House floor. It started before noon Wednesday, but there are still over 20 Democrats on the House floor. Republican House leaders refused to bend to the Democrats’ demand […]

  • Health

    Can memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients be reversed?

    by CBS News on Jun 22, 14:01

    A cure for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a condition marked by progressive, debilitating cognitive decline that affects more than 5.4 million Americans, is the holy grail in disease research. One expert, Dr. Dale Bredesen, a professor at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and a professor at the Easton Laboratories for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at UCLA, […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Democrats stage sit-in on House floor over gun control

    by CBS News on Jun 22, 11:15

    Last Updated Jun 22, 2016 4:21 PM EDT Just days after four gun control measures failed to pass in the U.S. Senate, House Democrats are staging their own historic protest on the floor of the lower chamber over firearm safety legislation. A group of roughly 60 legislators sat down cross-legged in the middle of the House floor […]

  • US/World

    Senators strike compromise to ban suspected terrorists from buying guns

    by CBS News on Jun 21, 10:55

    A group of nine senators on Tuesday unveiled a bipartisan compromise aimed at keeping guns out of terrorists’ hands in the wake of the June 12 Orlando shooting. The legislation spearheaded by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, would prohibit people on the government’s no-fly list and the government’s selectee list used for extensive screening at airports from purchasing […]

  • US/World

    Concern over whether donations to Orlando victims will reach them

    by CBS News on Jun 17, 11:34

    The Orlando massacre has spurred a huge outpouring of generosity. A GoFundMe effort has crossed the $5 million mark, the largest and fastest growing campaign in the website’s history. But there are new concerns about how funds for Orlando victims will be used. More than 100 victims of previous mass killings – including Sandy Hook and Virginia Tech – […]

  • US/World

    After Orlando, do Americans support assault weapons ban?

    by CBS News on Jun 15, 20:23

    In the wake of the nation’s deadliest mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, a new CBS News poll has found that a majority of Americans now support a nationwide ban on assault weapons. The survey, conducted in the days following the massacre at a popular Orlando gay night club, shows 57 percent of Americans now favor such a ban. […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Obama excoriates Donald Trump over Orlando shooting comments

    by CBS News on Jun 14, 10:58

    A visibly angry President Obama lashed out at presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump over his proposal to ban Muslims entry into the U.S., and he ridiculed him and other Republicans over their insistence that the president use the phrase “radical Islam” to describe ISIS and homegrown terrorists like the perpetrators of the San Bernardino and […]

  • Health

    New sleep guidelines for babies, kids and teens

    by CBS News on Jun 13, 6:32

    Kids who don’t get enough sleep are at risk for a whole range of mental and physical woes, including some potentially serious health issues. New sleep guidelines for babies, school-age children and teens, released Monday, outline just how many hours of sleep kids need at every age in order to help them be at their best. The American […]

  • US/World

    US airlines to start scheduled flights to Cuba

    by CBS News on Jun 11, 18:40

    Six airlines won permission Friday to resume scheduled commercial air service from the U.S. to Cuba for the first time in more than five decades, another milestone in President Barack Obama’s campaign to normalize relations between Cold War foes. The airlines — American, Frontier, JetBlue, Silver Airways, Southwest and Sun Country — were approved by […]

  • Health

    Sex and drugs? Today’s teens a ‘cautious generation’

    by CBS News on Jun 09, 18:43

    NEW YORK — The troubles with kids these days … are not as common as they used to be. U.S. teens are having a lot less sex, they are drinking and using drugs less often, and they aren’t smoking as much, according a government survey of risky youth behaviors. “I think you can call this […]

  • Health

    Why you may be wasting perfectly safe food

    by CBS News on Jun 08, 21:52

    Ninety-one percent of Americans toss their food after the date on the labels have passed, but in many cases, they may actually be wasting perfectly safe food. There are three types of dates used on food labels: “sell by,” “best if used by,” and “use by.” But all three have nothing to do with food safety. Rather, […]

  • Health

    Plague detected in Lake Tahoe area

    by CBS News on Jun 08, 15:38

    A flea from a yellow-pine chipmunk in the South Lake Tahoe area has tested positive for plague, California health officials report. The flea was sampled from one of three rodents trapped in the Fallen Leaf campground area during routine testing in May. State test results confirmed plague late last week. Health officials are not aware of […]

  • Health

    FDA: People are overdosing on anti-diarrhea drugs

    by CBS News on Jun 07, 14:44

    WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are investigating sometimes-deadly overdoses with common anti-diarrhea drugs, a bizarre manifestation of the nation’s drug abuse problem. The primary ingredient in prescription Imodium and similar over-the-counter drugs, loperamide, is intended to control diarrhea. But abusers sometimes try to achieve heroin-like highs by taking massive doses, up to 300 milligrams at […]

  • Health

    Many addicts going without meds that curb opioid abuse

    by CBS News on Jun 03, 18:55

    The United States is in the grip of an epidemic of opioid abuse. However, new research suggests that drugs that help addicts kick their habit after hospitalization are too seldom used. “Given the high rates at which follow-up services are not provided,” the fact that many opioid abusers don’t get anti-addiction meds is a “concern,” says a team […]

  • U.S. Politics

    Obama on why he won’t speak Donald Trump’s name

    by CBS News on Jun 01, 16:16

    President Obama has offered up several scathing criticism of Donald Trump and his presidential platform over the last few weeks, labeling Trump’s policies “crazy” and rooted in “ignorance.” But even in those moments — like in his ferocious attack on the billionaire’s economic proposals Wednesday — it’s rare that the president ever utters Trump’s name out loud, […]

  • Health

    Could a change to the packaging help stop tobacco use?

    by CBS News on May 31, 11:51

    The United Nations’ health agency says “plain packaging” on tobacco products has shown to be an effective complement to health warnings, advertising restrictions, and curbs on misleading packaging to help save lives. The World Health Organization released Tuesday an 86-page report on “plain packaging,” hoping to decrease the lure of smoking on “World No Tobacco Day.” WHO Director General […]