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Jun 30, 2015  California's historic drought has been tough on plenty of crops - and on the people who grow them. But for one business in one part of the Golden State, the dry conditions have created a golden opportunity, says our CBS News colleague Ben Tracy...
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Jun 30, 2015  Surfing has captured the imagination for decades - so many surfers catching so many waves. But wetsuits and surfboards have been made with harmful petroleum-based products for more than 50 years. Enter "Sustainable Surf"...
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Jun 30, 2015  Lots of us love our dogs - and of course, we love our cats, too. But would you still love them if they were robots? One expert at the University of Melbourne in Australia says the world should get ready for the Rise of Robo-Pets...
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Jun 30, 2015  In the Netherlands, a farmer is conducting a great experiment - pumping water on his crops that is not fresh, but diluted sea water. Some of the crops die, which he fully expects. Why does he do it?
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Jun 29, 2015  On a stretch of the Midwest, about two hours west of Chicago, they're trying to turn back time, says our CBS News colleague Dean Reynolds. The Nature Conservancy has brought the American Bison back to a part of the prairie...
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Jun 29, 2015  Sometimes, a great idea can pop up when you least expect it - sort of like a chance encounter. That is what happened to a young man in Canada by the name of Alex Deans. Six years ago, he was wandering around his hometown...
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Jun 29, 2015  Did you know that chocolate has deadly enemies? Each year, a third of the global cocoa crop is wiped out to pests and diseases with nasty names like 'Frosty Pod Rod,' 'Swollen-Shoot Virus' and 'Vascular Streak Dieback'...
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Jun 29, 2015  Some vineyards in Washington State have planted special shrubs around their properties, to try to lure certain types of insects that help with pest control. The shrubs also seem to attract large numbers of butterflies...
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Jun 26, 2015  For the second time, the Supreme Court has upheld Obamacare. Chief Justice John Roberts said when a law contains an ambiguous phrase, you must interpret it in a way that makes the most sense in the context of the whole law...
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Jun 26, 2015  You're supposed to wear your seat belt, no matter where you sit. And yet, the U.S. Department of Transportation says people who sit in the back seat tend to think it's "safer" there - to the point where one in five still don't buckle up...
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Jun 26, 2015  This is the story of one woman who wanted to make a little extra money. But instead of doing what most of us do - which is to find a little part-time job on the side - she did it by finding a way to solve someone else's problem...
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Jun 26, 2015  Japan's new Olympic Stadium will have a sweeping retractable roof, a skywalk with a panoramic view of Tokyo, various high-tech gadgets like facial recognition instead of tickets. The only problem is that it's ugly...
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Jun 25, 2015  Some forgave him, but some cannot. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gave his apology in court to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Lynn Julian, who was near the first bomb, couldn't believe what she was hearing...
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Jun 25, 2015  We're beginning to understand what the FBI's been warning about for a long time - that the real radicalization going on in America has nothing to do with ISIS. It has to do with people who immerse themselves in a mindset known as "White Genocide"...
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Jun 25, 2015  The California drought has been a challenge to people who operate golf courses and build swimming pools - and of course, to farmers - and in particular, wine makers, who have turned to an old technique originated by the Indians...
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Jun 25, 2015  Lately, Pope Francis' public statements read like the topic list for a talk show. Paul Vallely wrote a biography of the Pope, entitled "Untying the Knots." And he says you have to remember that he once ministered in the slums of Buenos Aires...
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Jun 24, 2015  The South Carolina Legislature gave quick approval to a measure which doesn't actually remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds, but clears the way for a debate on removing it, says CBS News Correspondent Adriana Diaz...
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Jun 24, 2015  In a state gripped by drought, can golf survive? In California's Coachella Valley, you'll find 124 golf courses, all of them built in the middle of a desert which is now busy reasserting itself, says CBS News Correspondent Ben Tracy...
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Jun 24, 2015  Ready for the latest cutting-edge career? Colorado State University is one of several colleges now offering a major in beer. And you're saying: "Every university offers a major in beer!" Ah, but these days, you can make a living at it...
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Jun 24, 2015  They're called "real-time demand networks" - smartphone apps that connect customers directly to services in real time, the way Uber connects drivers to people who need rides. And the latest service to do this is for truckers and shippers...
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Jun 23, 2015  It's been called "the third rail" of South Carolina politics. But suddenly, it's as if someone just cut off the electricity. Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina has joined a chorus of voices agreeing that the Confederate Flag has to go...
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Jun 23, 2015  Next time you take your car in for a service, check around. See any female mechanics? Chances are "No" - because less than two percent of auto mechanics are female. That's why Patrice Banks of Philadelphia founded "Girls Auto Clinic"...
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Jun 23, 2015  Type 1 Diabetes is the type that crops up during childhood. The body's own immune system destroys the cells that release insulin, so it can't be managed by diet. Now, researchers are talking not just about a treatment for Type 1 - but a cure...
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Jun 23, 2015  I don't care how many videos you've seen of puppies or kittens, there is nothing quite as cute as a Red Panda cub. There are only 10,000 Red Pandas left in the wild - and The Smithsonian Institution says without help, they could go extinct...
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Jun 22, 2015  Last week's massacre in Charleston has now set up a new conflict - over the Confederate Flag at the South Carolina Statehouse. The Sunday service was held, as usual, at Emanuel AME - opening its doors just days after the shootings...
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Jun 22, 2015  The FBI is now examining Dylann Roof's online manifesto, along with millions of ordinary Americans. But, what exactly are we looking for? The more than 2,400-word manifesto is filled with hatred for blacks, Hispanics, Jews - and more...
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Jun 22, 2015  The drought in California goes on. And now, it's not just about the soil - it's about the air. The Dust Bowl is no longer just the stuff of history documentaries. Just ask Dino and Julie Giacomazzi, dairy farmers in the Central Valley...
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Jun 22, 2015  Rome wasn't built in a day - and it certainly can't be repaired in a day. And these days, given the Italian economy, it can't be repaired without corporate sponsorships - including the Trevi Fountain, now getting a makeover by Fendi...
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Jun 19, 2015  The shooting rampage in a church in Charleston, South Carolina is only the latest such incident in this country. Churches, schools - no place seems sacred. One attempt to cut down on the carnage are gunshot-detecting microphones...
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Jun 19, 2015  Seals are not the problem in the waters off Seal Beach, California. The problem is sharks. But, as our CBS News colleague Ben Tracy explains, Seal Beach is now using a drone as the best way to spot those sharks from afar...
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Jun 19, 2015  We've told you about office desks you stand at, rather than sit at, all day. But what about school desks? It turns out that having students on their feet in the classroom can improve their focus, as Dr. Mark Benden found out...
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Jun 19, 2015  The story of how it started is on the back of every pouch: "Sitting in a bullpen on a summer night long ago, Portland Mavericks left-hander Rob Nelson came up with a fun new bubble gum idea: shredded gum in a pouch..."
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Jun 18, 2015  "Jurassic World" has plenty of box-office bite, a hit that's about as big as the dinosaurs on screen. How much of it is fact - and how much is fiction? Our CBS News colleague Ben Tracy asked a few scientists about that...
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Jun 18, 2015  Two hundred years ago, on the eve of one of history's most famous battles, a 33-year-old Irishman - Major Arthur Heyland - wrote a letter home to his wife. The next day - June 18th, 1815 - he died at the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium...
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Jun 18, 2015  It's no secret that sitting around for long periods of time is not good for you, but the problem for many of us is that our jobs require us to sit around a lot. Experts say there may be another way to help us stay in shape - and keep working...
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Jun 18, 2015  Bugs are crafty little critters. They can be quite resourceful in dodging - or even fending off - their would-be predators. One example is "The Bombardier Beetle" - a type of ground beetle that's found all over the world...
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Jun 17, 2015  If you're trying to get in touch with Donald Parrish, don't bother calling him at home - because there's a good chance that he won't be there. He much prefers to be traveling. Some consider him to be "The Most Traveled Person on the Planet"...
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Jun 17, 2015  It's an odd thing: You travel to a new place, and then you come back. But it also seems that the return trip takes less time than the initial trip - even though you traveled the same distance, and for the same amount of time, in both ways...
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Jun 17, 2015  The binding of body tissue with needle and thread might be one of the oldest medical concepts that is still in use today. Now, some scientists in Israel are developing a way to bond incisions - with a laser. How are they doing that?
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Jun 17, 2015  Ever see bats flying in the evening? They are amazing as they make hairpin turns at top speeds, swooping in from nowhere to snatch a bug in mid-air. We can learn a lot from these little aces of the air and their acrobatics...
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Jun 16, 2015  Jeb Bush is the eleventh Republican to enter the race for President. But he is the only candidate whose father and brother also held the job. They were not in Miami with him - and he says he knows that he has to win on his own merits...
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Jun 16, 2015  In parts of the country, there continues to be a critical shortage of bees. And it's not just so-called bee "colony collapse disorder" anymore in places such as California, says our CBS News colleague John Blackstone...
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Jun 16, 2015  In the United States, fewer than one percent of venomous snake bites are fatal. But in Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 30 percent of them are, says Dr. Robert Harrison of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool, England...
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Jun 16, 2015  Being out in the sun is good for you, but being out in the sun for too long is not. How do you know when you have had the right amount of sun? Well, in Britain, there's now a device that can tell you...
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Jun 15, 2015  Over the weekend, Hillary Clinton formally kicked off her presidential campaign. And today, Jeb Bush is expected to announce his candidacy. Mark Halperin of Bloomberg Politics was on CBS News Face the Nation yesterday...
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Jun 15, 2015  A good sprinkler system that can keep your lawn green. But in California, residents have been told to cut back on their water use or face fines, because of the drought. What if you could still keep your lawn green - with a lot less water?
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Jun 15, 2015  Some of us say we have "tin ears" - and can't tell a beautiful melody from sheer noise. Scientists say that age is at least part of the reason that we perceive music differently, especially when it comes to two important musical factors...
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Jun 15, 2015  Does life get so humdrum sometimes that just once in your life, you'd like to back the car out of the garage without bothering to open the garage door? Our CBS News Colleague Steve Hartman knows a man who wanted to do that...
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Jun 12, 2015  California's historic drought is in its fourth year now. There is a fight to get water - and, how to use it. Just ask an almond farmer such as Jim Jasper in the Central Valley. Hit hard by the drought, he's had to cut down 51,000 trees...
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Jun 12, 2015  Mikaila Ulmer hopes to build a lemonade empire. She's the Founder and CEO of BeeSweet Lemonade, a product that is meant to help save the lives of bees. Our CBS News colleague Vicente Arenas met her and her family...
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Jun 12, 2015  For kids with a chronic illness, having to be stuck in a hospital room - sometimes, for weeks at a time - is terrible. Especially for an inventive girl like the one at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville: Daelyn James...
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Jun 12, 2015  Learning to race a horse takes real skill - as we recently saw with American Pharaoh and his jockey Victor Espinoza winning the first Triple Crown in 37 years. But how can you tell the experienced jockeys from the beginners?
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Jun 11, 2015  Maybe you've heard of the Philae Lander. The little robot spaceship touched down on a comet late last year. But then, it shut down - because it landed in a place that doesn't get enough sunlight to keep it running...
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Jun 11, 2015  Bikers on the road at night are in danger of being hit by a car. Bikers say it's the drivers' fault that there are so many accidents in Britain. Drivers - including London cab drivers - blame the bikers. One car company has an answer...
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Jun 11, 2015  One problem with treating cancer with chemotherapy is that it's tough to know which drugs will work in a particular case. Right now, the only way to tell if a cancer drug will work is to give it to the patient - and watch the results...
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Jun 11, 2015  There are not a lot of shepherds left in this modern, high-tech world. But maybe that's why one particular shepherd - who lives and works with his animals in England - is so popular, especially with people who spend a lot of time online...
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Jun 10, 2015  Cyber thieves can make big money, if they can get away with it. In fact, a cybersecurity firm says thieves with the right tools can make a profit of more than 1,400 percent from their attacks. And, says our CBS News colleague Anthony Mason...
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Jun 10, 2015  After a disaster such as an earthquake, minutes - even seconds - count in saving lives. But if a search-and-rescue team has to look for people trapped inside a collapsed building, the team members need to know what they're getting into...
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Jun 10, 2015  In business when a new startup is starting up, a new product is being introduced, or an existing business merges with another - the first question is the same one that new parents face: "What shall we call the baby?"
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Jun 10, 2015  As companies come up with new products, they also need to come up with new brand names for them. That's why a lot of companies come to David Placek. His company Lexicon is in the naming business - the "name game," if you like...
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Jun 9, 2015  They always get our attention this time of year. We try to avoid them - because of the diseases that they can transmit if they bite us. I'm talking about ticks. They sure get around, says our CBS News colleague Marlie Hall...
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Jun 9, 2015  Scientists at University College-London have created the "self-cleaning" paint that they say is super water repellant. One of the researchers, Yao Lu, says they were inspired by Nature - specifically, how water rolls off lotus leaves...
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Jun 9, 2015  Have you ever heard someone say that a certain sound "tastes" like cinnamon? Or that they can "hear" a shape? Folks who can do that have something called "synesthesia" - which is when senses, in effect, do cross-referencing...
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Jun 9, 2015  Has your cellphone ever run out of power right when you're in the middle of using it? It sure can be aggravating. But three grad students at Northwestern University came up with a solution - it's a device called AMPY...
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Jun 8, 2015  You can judge a library by its books. But our CBS News colleague Steve Hartman has found a library "On the Road" in Las Cruces, New Mexico that doesn't have any books at all - but you can curl up with a good kitten or two...
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Jun 8, 2015  "The pen is mightier than the sword," as the saying goes - until of course, your pen runs out of ink. But what if you could refill your pen without using regular ink? What about refilling your pen with coffee - or red wine - instead?
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Jun 8, 2015  From the Sequoias in California to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington to the Everglades of Florida, the National Park Service has been stewards of these magnificent landscapes and monuments for nearly 100 years - and now...
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Jun 8, 2015  If you've ever wanted to build your own robot, you might be in luck. A company out of Poland has developed a device that will allow you and other do-it-yourselfers to make functional robots that you can control...
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Jun 5, 2015  It's a classic case of why governments end up regulating things. Drones are everywhere. They're cheap, they're a lot of fun, they let you play peek-a-boo from the sky - and they're generally unrestricted. What could go wrong?
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Jun 5, 2015  They won the Kentucky Derby, they went on to win the Preakness - and now, with the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, American Pharaoh and jockey Victor Espinoza are perfectly positioned to win the first Triple Crown in 37 years...
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Jun 5, 2015  Government safety engineers have unveiled a prototype for a new drunk driver detection system. It's a built-in alcohol detection system that doesn't require the driver to do anything except not be drunk. Here's how it works...
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Jun 5, 2015  After four years of drought, Southern California can no longer afford to dump 1.3 billion gallons of treated sewage into the ocean every day. Orange County has been turning sewage back into drinking water, under a program called "Toilet to Tap"...
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Jun 4, 2015  The investigation of that homegrown plot to kill police officers in Boston continues. But this much we know: without extensive cellphone surveillance, the suspects would probably have gone ahead with it. CBS News Correspondent Jeff Pegues...
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Jun 4, 2015  The Pentagon now claims that 10,000 ISIS fighters have been killed in Iraq and Syria. And yet, they remain in control of several major cities - and on the offensive. Former CIA Director General David Petraeus spoke with Charlie Rose...
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Jun 4, 2015  On the surface, the latest CBS News / New York Times survey of just over a thousand ordinary Americans shows some flashes of populism: mistrust of corporations, a feeling that income inequality has gone too far...
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Jun 4, 2015  A year ago, swimmer and six-time Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken suffered a spinal injury in an ATV accident in Arizona. It paralyzed her below the waist. But she was defiant back then - and that defiance is paying off now...
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Jun 3, 2015  It only took four days for the most powerful man in the world of soccer to go from the thrill of victory to the humiliation of self-removal. Sepp Blatter - the head of the world soccer association known as "FIFA" - decided to resign...
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Jun 3, 2015  To understand how a hurricane works, you have to examine its structure, which is tough to do. But what if you could capture one - and bring it into a laboratory? That is what scientists have done at the University of Miami...
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Jun 3, 2015  As the signs say in California: "Brown is the New Green." Which means that in a state where swimming pools were once standard equipment, the continuing drought is changing that part of the California lifestyle before our eyes...
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Jun 3, 2015  A case of the heroes being honored far too long after their acts of heroism: Sgt. William Shemin of New York and Private Henry Johnson of North Carolina were both finally recognized with the Medal of Honor for their service in World War I...
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Jun 2, 2015  We've all heard plenty about global warming. But, there's another factor to climate change that I bet you haven't heard about: global slowing. Because of climate change, that means a weaker jet stream - and the weather can get stuck...
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Jun 2, 2015  All of us know there are holes in the TSA system - but, this is ridiculous. It's happened before - and now, it's happened again: security investigators deliberating trying to smuggle bomb-making items past the TSA checkpoints...
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Jun 2, 2015  "San Andreas" was the big box office hit last weekend. I ducked under the desk, just watching the trailer. But, is any of it true? CBS' John Blackstone talked with the U.S.G.S. seismologist Lucy Jones about what's fact and what's fiction...
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Jun 2, 2015  She was a pioneer of the farm-to-table organic restaurant, where the chef knows the farmer - or in some cases, is the farmer. Now, of course, they've popped up everywhere. But at age 71, Nora Pouillon has even bigger dreams...
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Jun 1, 2015  The danger of brinksmanship is that sometimes, you go over the brink. And that's what happened in the Senate last night: a debate that was timed to pass a revision of the PATRIOT Act, just before it expired, blew up...
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Jun 1, 2015  Passengers at Dulles Airport in Virginia will look into a camera at the passport check as part of a test of facial recognition technology. CBS News Correspondent Kris Van Cleave checked it out with a Border Protection official...
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Jun 1, 2015  Twenty-four years after becoming host of "Face the Nation," and fifty-eight years after getting his first job at a radio station in Texas, Bob Schieffer says farewell. Tough to do when you've loved just about every moment of your career...
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Jun 1, 2015  Ted Southern is an artist who has studied music performance, sculpture, costume design - in fact, he's currently got a costume contract with Cirque du Soleil. But he has always had a fascination with space...
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May 29, 2015  Is there blues in the news? Lord knows there's a lot in there to feel sad about. For this story, Dean Reynolds will be our CBS Blues Correspondent. He tells us about a man named Billy Branch, a three-time Grammy nominee...
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May 29, 2015  Driverless cars are definitely in the future. And the part of that that's here already are systems that not only let a car park itself, but now enable a truck or trailer to back up. There is a knob on the steering wheel...
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May 29, 2015  Suppose you are a handsome young male mouse - and you would like to attract a nice female mouse. How would you go about that? Well, scientists have found that male mice do have a tool of attraction available - they sing...
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May 29, 2015  The Rooibos is an evergreen shrub indigenous to South Africa. For centuries, its leaves have been used to make herbal tea. More recently, a South African vintner has been using the wood stems of Rooibos plants to make wine...
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May 28, 2015  If you're young, in good condition, exercise and eat right, it's still possible that you could have a stroke. Is that because they haven't been living right or taking care of themselves? Dr. Tara Narula is a CBS News Medical Contributor...
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May 28, 2015  The World Health Organization warned this week that so-called "superbugs," bacteria that resist antibiotics, could kill as many as ten million people around the world. That would make it by far the worst disease threat...
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May 28, 2015  The universe is an amazing, mysterious place. Here's a mystery that astronomers would love to answer: What are those strange lights on the dwarf planet Ceres, way out there in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter?
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May 28, 2015  Once upon a time, there was a roadside restaurant with a bright orange roof - so easy to spot from the highway. Fifty years ago, Howard Johnson's restaurants seemed to be everywhere. But today, there is one last "HoJo" with the orange roof...
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May 27, 2015  Did you know that an estimated 20 percent of U.S. forces who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are now afflicted with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - with symptoms that include severe anxiety, depression and a constant sense of danger?
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May 27, 2015  This past weekend, we got a postcard from our Sunday Morning colleague Mo Rocca: Henry David Thoreau described Cape Cod as 'The Bared and Bended Arm of Massachusetts.' If you go to the very, very end of that arm, you'll arrive at Provincetown."
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May 27, 2015  Drones are everywhere these days. Sometimes, they have to maneuver around tricky obstacles - and sometimes, that doesn't go too well. But, what if a drone could keep on flying, even after hitting a wall?
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May 27, 2015  In sports, the best athletes tend to look good doing what they do. Form follows function. In baseball, football, golf or tennis, it's not what you do - but the way that you do it - that makes the difference...
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