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    Marine helicopter goes down in Gulf of Aden; 25 rescued

    by CBS/AP on Sep 01, 16:09

    A Marine helicopter carrying 25 U.S. service members crashed in the Gulf of Aden Monday, but all aboard were rescued, according to the Navy. Seventeen Marines and eight sailors were aboard the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter when it crashed as it attempted to land on the USS Mesa Verde. All were aboard the ship following […]

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    Michael Brown’s funeral draws thousands in Missouri

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Aug 25, 11:03

    Michael Brown’s relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a “gentle soul” with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day “the world would know his name.” Thousands of mourners filled the massive Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in […]

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    Large earthquake rattles San Francisco Bay Area

    by CBS News on Aug 24, 13:06

    Last Updated Aug 24, 2014 6:57 PM EDT A magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday morning, centered in the Napa County town of American Canyon, but felt across Northern California. The quake, the strongest in the region since 1989, prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency Sunday. […]

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    How many Americans have joined ISIS?

    by CBS News on Aug 22, 11:36

    The U.S. government has positively identified a relatively small number of Americans – fewer than 12 – who have joined ISIS, but precise numbers are unavailable and intelligence assessments, while educated, are still estimates due to limited U.S. intelligence in Syria, CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports. There is also a group of Americans who have […]

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    Rick Perry turns himself in for mug shot

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Aug 19, 18:29

    Last Updated Aug 19, 2014 7:50 PM EDT Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, turned himself in Tuesday afternoon to be booked and have his mug shot taken at the Travis County Justice Center. The governor was indicted last Friday on two felony counts of abuse of power, which he called “baseless political charges.” “I’m here today because I […]

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    ISIS claims to have beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley

    by CBS News on Aug 19, 16:45

    Last Updated Aug 19, 2014 7:45 PM EDT The Islamic extremist group that has overrun parts of Syria and Iraq released a video that apparently shows the beheading of American journalist James Foley. The militant group also threatened to kill another U.S. journalist if the U.S. does not halt its airstrikes in Iraq. The Islamic State […]

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    Michael Brown autopsy results revealed; National Guard deployed

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Aug 18, 18:53

    An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday. But the pathologist said the team that examined Michael […]

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    USS Anchorage holds change of command ceremony

    by Sierra Starks on Aug 16, 15:13

    The USS Anchorage held a change of command ceremony on Friday in San Diego, California. Cmdr. Joel Stewart relinquished command to Capt. Michael McKenna, according to a release. USS Anchorage is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship. The U.S. Navy warship is named for the city of Anchorage. “It’s a great honor to have […]

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    Ferguson police say teen shot by cop was suspect in robbery; officer’s identity revealed

    by CBS/AP on Aug 15, 21:05

    Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a “strong-arm” robbery shortly before he was killed. Police Chief Thomas Jackson said the officer who fired […]

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    Michael Brown shooting: Vigil for dead teen turns violent

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Aug 11, 11:02

    A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people looted businesses, vandalized vehicles and confronted police in riot gear who tried to block access to parts of the city. Additionally, Laura Hettiger, a reporter for CBS affiliate KMOV-TV, tweeted that the police chief in Ferguson claims […]

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    FDA gives new rules for gluten-free products

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 08, 20:30

    A new labeling requirement from the Food and Drug Administration should give consumers more confidence that a product labeled “gluten-free” is accurate. The new rules, which took effect this week, specify that products need to have less than 20 parts per million of gluten to be considered gluten-free. It’s the first time the agency has […]

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    Murkowski demands Begich ad come down

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 07, 11:05

    The political season may be causing a rift between Alaska’s senators. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office sent a cease and desist letter to Sen. Mark Begich Thursday, asking him to take a campaign ad of the air. The ad includes Murkowski’s image, which her camp says implies her support for Begich. The letter also says […]

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    Canadian dam fails, over 1 billion gallons of wastewater spilled

    by Hope Miller on Aug 06, 21:54

    A Canadian tailings pond dam in southcentral British Columbia failed to hold back an estimated 10 million cubic meters of water and 4.5 million cubic meters of fine sand early Monday, spurring a water ban for a nearby community and raising concerns that have spread to Alaska. The amount of water spilled would fill roughly 2,000 […]

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    Report: Russian hackers steal 1.2B passwords

    by Associated Press on Aug 05, 16:23

    A published report says Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites. The New York Times says the thievery was uncovered by Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history of sifting out online security breaches. Hold Security didn’t immediately respond to inquiries […]

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    EPA asks judge to toss Pebble lawsuit

    by Associated Press on Aug 05, 7:00

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking a federal judge to dismiss as premature a lawsuit by the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine. In a court filing, attorneys for the EPA say the agency has not made a final determination yet on potential restrictions on development on the Pebble deposit. The Pebble Limited Partnership […]

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    The race to find a vaccine or treatment to stop Ebola

    by Jessica Firger / CBS News on Aug 04, 15:38

    As the Ebola virus outbreak continues to rage in West Africa, the pressure is on to fast-track drug research that could potentially stop or slow its spread. Last week, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health, announced plans to expedite research on a vaccine against Ebola […]

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    More than 360 killed, 1800 injured by strong earthquake in southern China

    by CBS News/Associated Press on Aug 03, 18:43

    A strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday, killing at least 357 people and injuring more than 1,400. About 12,000 homes collapsed in Ludian, a densely populated county located around 277 miles northeast of Yunnan’s capital, Kunming, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported. The magnitude-6.1 quake struck at 4:30 […]

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    Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour cease-fire, U.S. says

    by CBS/AP on Jul 31, 15:54

    Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday. “This is not a time for congratulations or joy or anything except a serious determination – a focus […]

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    Obama expands sanctions on Russia, this time with European support

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Jul 29, 14:44

    President Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. is once again moving to impose fresh sanctions on Russia as a consequence for its continued support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. The new sanctions, which target the defense, energy and financial sectors of the Russian economy, will have an “even bigger bite” than those imposed in the […]

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    U.S. says Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    by CBS/AP on Jul 28, 20:35

    In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach “a very serious matter” and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty confrontation comes at a highly strained time between President Barack Obama and […]