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Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely

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Millennials reach a U.S. population milestone

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Anchorage family from Ecuador reacts to devastating earthquake

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Microsoft sues US over secret demands for customer data

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Tesla recalling 2,700 Model X SUVs for seat defect

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    Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely

    by on Apr 30, 11:11

    For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it’s the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect. All states resort to this step when deemed necessary for a child’s well-being, but there are wide state-to-state disparities in the rate of terminations and the extent […]

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    Millennials reach a U.S. population milestone

    by Shanika Gunaratna / CBS News on Apr 25, 15:21

    Baby boomers’ long reign over the kingdom of American demographics has finally come to an end: Millennials have officially surpassed them as the largest living generation in the U.S. That’s according to new population estimates released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau and analyzed by the Pew Research Center. Millennials, defined by those born between 1981 and […]

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    Anchorage family from Ecuador reacts to devastating earthquake

    by Alexis Fernandez on Apr 18, 21:35

    This weekend’s powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador is hitting close to home for one Anchorage family from Ecuador. Erika Espinosa, and her daughter, Pricila, say the images coming out of Ecuador are hard to look at. “It’s my country, it’s a beautiful country, it really touched our heart,” Espinosa said. “We’re very tight here. […]

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    Microsoft sues US over secret demands for customer data

    by Brandon Bailey / AP on Apr 14, 11:53

    Microsoft is suing the U.S. government over a federal law that lets authorities examine customer emails or online files without the individual’s knowledge. The lawsuit comes as the tech industry butts heads with U.S. officials over the privacy rights of customers. Microsoft says the U.S. is abusing a decades-old law that allows a court to […]

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    Tesla recalling 2,700 Model X SUVs for seat defect

    by Associated Press on Apr 11, 10:14

    Tesla Motors Inc. is recalling 2,700 Model X SUVs after the automaker’s own tests showed the third-row seats could snap forward in a crash. The recall involves SUVs made before March 26 and sold in the U.S. Tesla says the Model X passed 15 seat-strength tests before failing a 16th designed to meet more stringent […]

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    Fireworks mishap blamed in death of more than 100 in India

    by Associated Press on Apr 10, 13:29

    The Hindu temple in southern India was packed with thousands for a religious festival early Sunday when the fireworks began – an unauthorized pyrotechnic display that went horribly wrong. Explosions and a massive fire swept rapidly through the Puttingal temple complexabout 3 a.m. in the village of Paravoor, killing 102 people and injuring 380 others, officials […]

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    Free online database of Holocaust victims reaches 1 million names

    by Associated Press on Apr 08, 10:10

    An effort to build a free online database of Holocaust victims and survivors has reached a milestone. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com announced Friday that records of one million people persecuted by the Nazis are now available to be searched. The crowd-sourced database was launched in 2011 and is known as the World […]

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    2 dead in apparent murder-suicide at Texas Air Force base

    by Associated Press on Apr 08, 7:32

    A sheriff’s spokesman says two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide at a U.S. Air Force base in San Antonio. Bexar County sheriff’s spokesman James Keith said two bodies were found Friday morning inside a room of a building at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. We have two dead at Lackland Air Force Base, deputies […]

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    Taliban attack on Pakistan park kills 65, wounds more than 300 others

    by Associated Press on Mar 27, 10:36

      ISLAMABAD — The Latest on the bombing of a park in the Pakistani city of Lahore (all times local): 12.00 p.m. A spokesman for Lahore rescue administration says that the Easter Sunday bomb attack on a park in the eastern Pakistani city has killed 65 people. Deeba Shahnaz said Sunday that over 300 people […]

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    UPDATE: At least 36 dead in explosions, ‘terror attacks’ in Brussels

    by CBS News / CNN on Mar 22, 4:13

    Last Updated Mar 22, 2016 2:43 PM EDT BRUSSELS — As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks at the Brussels airport and one of the city’s metro stations, federal police in Belgium issued a wanted notice for a suspect in the airport bombing. A man wearing a […]

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    Carnival to set sail for Cuba starting in May

    by CBS/AP on Mar 21, 21:04

    The world’s largest cruise line is getting approval from Cuba to start running “cultural exchange” trips to the island starting in May. With hotels in Cuba in short supply, Carnival Corp.’s new brand, Fathom offers travelers another option. A 704-passenger ship will initially visit ports in Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba. The ship is relatively small […]

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    President Obama makes historic trip to Cuba

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 20, 11:44

    President Barack Obama will be the first U.S. president to visit Cuba since 1928, when then-President Calvin Coolidge visited. The trip highlights recent changes in relations with the island nation. Obama first announced the changes in December 2014, shortly after Cuba released an American prisoner. By the following July, the U.S. opened its first embassy […]

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    Paris attack fugitive captured in Belgium terror raid

    by CBS/AP on Mar 18, 11:53

    The main fugitive from Islamic extremist attacks in Paris in November, Salah Abdeslam, has been arrested in Belgium’s capital after four months at large, Belgian officials said Friday. He was arrested Friday in a major police operation in the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek. The operation was ongoing, and explosions were heard in the area. Belgian public television […]

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    Bergdahl: Leaving post in Afghanistan was ‘self-sacrifice’

    by CBS/AP on Mar 17, 20:45

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said he left a post in Afghanistan in 2009 to draw attention to what he saw as bad decisions by officers above him, according to documents released Wednesday that also show he was diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. Attorneys for Bergdahl, who faces charges including desertion, said they released the documents to […]

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    2 Washington hospitals urge HIV tests after syringe swap

    by Associated Press on Mar 16, 10:54

    Two hospitals in Washington state have urged nearly 1,500 patients to get tested for hepatitis and HIV after a former surgery technician was charged with stealing and swapping a syringe. Rocky Allen has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he took a syringe of painkillers and replaced it with one containing another substance at […]

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    Coastal Washington salmon fishing shutdown among 3 options weighed

    by Associated Press on Mar 15, 8:31

    Fishery managers are considering shutting down recreational and commercial salmon fishing off Washington coast this summer due to a low number of returning coho salmon. The closure is one of three options being considered by the Pacific Fishery Management Council, which sets the fishing seasons in ocean waters off the Pacific coast. The News Tribune […]

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    US confirms ISIS commander ‘Omar the Chechen’ is dead

    by CBS/AP on Mar 14, 16:12

    The United States has confirmed that ISIS commander Omar al-Shishani, also known as “Omar the Chechen,” is dead, CBS News’ David Martin reports. According to officials, he survived an initial attack carried out in the beginning of March, but has since died of his wounds, Martin reports. A U.S. official previously said an attack was carried […]

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    Nissan recalls 47,538 Leaf vehicles for brake relay problem

    by Associated Press on Mar 12, 12:06

    Nissan is recalling more than 47,000 Leaf electric cars in the U.S. and Canada, citing a possible brake malfunction. Documents posted by U.S. safety regulators Saturday say the problem is centered on a relay inside the cars’ electronic brake booster. Very cold temperatures can cause the relay to fail, requiring more driver effort to operate […]

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    Wounded Warrior Project execs fired

    by CBS News on Mar 10, 15:09

    By Chip Reid, Jennifer Janisch The two top executives of Wounded Warrior Project were fired Thursday by the board of directors. Americans donate hundreds of millions of dollars each year to the charity, expecting their money will help some of the 52,000 wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. But CBS News found Wounded Warrior Project spends 40 […]

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    Salmonella threat leads to national recall of pistachios

    by Associated Press on Mar 10, 11:50

    Pistachios sold under the brands of Wonderful, Paramount Farms and Trader Joe’s are being recalled nationwide because they may be contaminated with salmonella. Health officials in nine states are investigating 11 cases of salmonella linked to pistachios from Wonderful Pistachios of Lost Hills, California. The nuts are sold nationwide and in Canada. The recalled pistachios […]