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Sep 4, 2015  Donald Trump changed his mind and promised not to make a third-party run for the White House, even if he loses the Republican nomination. He clearly didn't want to sign that document, pledging support to whoever wins. So, why did he do it?
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Sep 4, 2015  Captain Clay Higgins hosts a weekly Crimestoppers segment for a TV station in Lafayette, Louisiana - and "The John Wayne of Cajun Country" will often stand at the scene of the crime and order the culprit to turn himself in, now...
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Sep 4, 2015  Alvin Irby is a teacher-turned-comedian who found that African-American boys are about four years behind their white counterparts when it comes to reading ability. And so, he set up an organization called Barbershop Books...
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Sep 4, 2015  The Los Angeles area is home to 3.8 million people, 527 miles of freeway - and at least 16 wild mountain lions. At least 12 have been killed trying to cross the freeways - so, California plans to build the nation's largest wildlife overpass...
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Sep 3, 2015  The Date: Twenty years into the future. The Mission: Save a man stranded on Mars. The movie "The Martian" - which comes out next month - is, of course, fiction. But for a science fiction movie, it contains a heavy dose of science fact...
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Sep 3, 2015  Tonight, the Arizona Cardinals take on the Denver Broncos in their final preseason game. And it marks the end of an historic coaching experiment. Back in July, the Cardinals hired Jen Welter to help coach the linebackers during training camp...
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Sep 3, 2015  Remember the old Automat from decades gone by? Well now, San Francisco has the hi-tech version, where you order on a tablet. It's a new quinoa restaurant called "Eatsa" - which serves high-class vegetarian food for McDonald's prices...
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Sep 3, 2015  I remember as a kid, nothing was scarier than seeing Dad with the scissors - and hearing him say, "Son, I'm going to cut your hair now!" Well, a New York hair stylist is now teaching Dads to style their daughters' hair...
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Sep 2, 2015  Yesterday's stock market news had a familiar ring to it - and the reason for it also had a familiar ring. So, the only real question here is: When you get your August 401(K) statement in the mail in a few days, should you open it - or just burn it?
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Sep 2, 2015  Here's an idea for energetic young people who think America's police agencies need to be reformed: Get a job with one of them - especially if you're a minority. Eighty percent of the nation's police departments are having trouble recruiting...
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Sep 2, 2015  Serena Williams could well be the first person since 1988 to win all four major tennis tournaments in the same year. And she represents a trend that the United States Tennis Association hopes to continue...
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Sep 2, 2015  I remember staying in a few youth hostels as a college student. They were like Army barracks, except with worse food. But now, there is something that is not really a hostel. It's called a "Poshtel." Yes, a "Poshtel"...
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Sep 1, 2015  For twenty-five years, the L.A. Police Department has been trying to restore trust. So, the Department made a culture change - and will soon become the largest police organization to equip every officer with a body camera...
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Sep 1, 2015  Saturday at Turner Field in Atlanta, during the seventh inning of the Braves-Yankees game, just as Alex Rodriguez was walking to home plate, a 60-year-old season ticket-holder stood up in his seat in the upper deck. And then...
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Sep 1, 2015  In the town of Walbrzych, Poland, authorities have blocked off a wooded area near the railroad tracks, because of an invasion of treasure hunters who are convinced they have found the final resting place of the legendary Nazi Gold Train...
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Sep 1, 2015  The Segway Scooter never quite caught on - except maybe with mall cops. But now, a more convenient, more affordable - and yes, even more fashionable - successor has finally made it to big cities: The Self-Balancing Unicycle...
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Aug 31, 2015  We've heard a lot about police shootings of unarmed black men. CBS News Correspondent Mark Strassmann decided to follow up on one case - and, what the police are doing to gain the trust of the people they're sworn to protect...
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Aug 31, 2015  Oliver Sacks - the author of "Awakenings," who wrote books on the mysteries of the brain - has died at the age of 82. "Our worlds are totally embodied in our brains - and if we lose one world, yet another world may emerge," he said...
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Aug 31, 2015  Across America, more than 10,000 victims of crimes are still unidentified. But at the New York Academy of Art, students are using the remains of 1,200 victims from the city morgue in hopes of reconstructing faces that someone can identify...
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Aug 31, 2015  You can easily go on the Internet and find ads like this one: "Gorgeous, Micro-Miniature, Teacup Pet Pigs Waiting For You." The problem is, there is no true species of miniature pig. That's where pig rescuer Sue Parkinson comes in...
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Aug 28, 2015  Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, much has been rebuilt in New Orleans - especially, homes. And the rebuilding goes on, thanks to an army of builders - including the St. Bernard Project, says our CBS News colleague Michelle Miller...
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Aug 28, 2015  You might think coloring books are just for kids. But these days, says our CBS News colleague Vinita Nair, they are also a hit with adults. Johanna Basford is a designer who has drawn some of the original - and most popular - books...
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Aug 28, 2015  Andrew Burns is co-founder of Stower, a startup company in California that's developed a device that can charge a smartphone with a candle. This device relies on "thermo-electrics," which have been around since the 1800's...
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Aug 28, 2015  Tipping is going electronic at more and more businesses these days. Say goodbye to the tip jar - and hello to the touchscreen, says our CBS News colleague Brian Webb. Some people like e-tipping, because they say it's so convenient...
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Aug 27, 2015  Well, Wall Street finally broke its losing streak yesterday. After six days of losses, the Dow Jones bounced back - and finished up 619 points. One reason for the huge jump, says our CBS News colleague Anthony Mason...
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Aug 27, 2015  President Obama is flying to New Orleans today. It was ten years ago this weekend that the killer Hurricane Katrina tore into the Gulf Coast - breaking through levees and letting in flood waters that swept away lives, homes...
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Aug 27, 2015  Dr. Rob Marsh is a decorated combat veteran who served with the Army's elite Delta Force. When his military service was over about twenty years ago, he wanted a more peaceful and serene medical practice as a small-town country doctor...
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Aug 27, 2015  You may know the line from poet Joyce Kilmer: "Poems are made by fools like me - but only God can make a tree." But, Man plants trees today for wood. And that's why the wood is not as good as it was in the old days -not as good in many ways...
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Aug 26, 2015  Well, the Presidential election is more than a year away, but the field is already crowded - and it could get even more so. There are nearly 800 aspiring presidential candidates who have registered with the Federal Election Commission...
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Aug 26, 2015  The Smithsonian's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage has been given a gift of more than a million dollars from a Swiss drug company to help sustain and revitalize endangered languages in one part of the world: Europe...
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Aug 26, 2015  They are our best friends - so, if your dog escapes from the backyard or makes a break for it while out for a walk, it can be traumatic. But a technology called Finding Rover may be able to help reunite you and your overly-adventurous friend...
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Aug 26, 2015  If you have stiff joints and muscle pains, sometimes the best you can do is to apply some therapeutic heat. Some researchers in South Korea have developed a way to apply therapeutic heat to joints and muscles anywhere you happen to be...
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Aug 25, 2015  Yesterday was really a wild ride for the markets. Wall Street veterans like to think they understand what's going on - but with China, it can be hard to say. And at times like these, it's the fear that kicks in for traders...
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Aug 25, 2015  When an earthquake triggered a massive tsunami that devastated Japan nearly four-and-a-half years ago, many places were hit very hard. Just one example: Rikuzen-Takata, which lost a tenth of its population when the town washed away...
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Aug 25, 2015  Bionic prosthetics are medical marvels with great potential for people who need them. But, the electronics that are required can be bulky and cumbersome. Some engineers in Germany have developed a bionic hand that could change everything...
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Aug 25, 2015  Josh Pauls is just 22 years old - and already a veteran of the U.S.A. Men's Sled Hockey Team. He's won two Paralympic gold medals and three world championships. Now, you might think Josh would be nowhere near a rink during the summer...
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Aug 24, 2015  You don't have to be a government to be in the space business. Several companies - notably, but not exclusively, Elon Musk's Space X - have shown that they can efficiently operate and try to make some money. It is not easy, though...
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Aug 24, 2015  What if you could slow down aging? Scientists at Northwestern University say they're close to finding a way of "turning off" the aging process in worms. If they succeed, what they learn might one day be able to do the same for human beings...
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Aug 24, 2015  There are few things in the world that taste as bad as sour milk. Well, some scientists have come up with a "smart milk cap" - a cap that they say can tell you just how fresh the milk is before it hits your mouth...
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Aug 24, 2015  Children go through many pairs of shoes since they grow up so fast. That can be a problem in places where shoes are hard to come by. Kenton Lee was volunteering at an orphanage in Kenya, when he saw a little girl in a white dress...
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Aug 21, 2015  Last summer, the Ice Bucket Challenge became a national sensation, raising phenomenal amounts of money for the fight against ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease. But the story doesn't end there, says our CBS News colleague Jim Axelrod...
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Aug 21, 2015  The "on-demand" economy is in demand these days. Just tap on a smartphone app to order and pay and whatever you want is fast on its way. For example, there;s an app called "Hello, Alfred" that lets busy professionals order a "virtual butler"...
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Aug 21, 2015  The wind is a clean source of energy - but the turbines that are needed to capture it are expensive and noisy and can kill a lot of birds. That's why a startup company in Spain has developed what it calls a "bladeless turbine"...
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Aug 21, 2015  Do you like to drink coffee? Are you looking for a cup of joe with an extra special jolt? How about a cold, frosty brew that's straight from the tap? Sounds like beer, doesn't it? But it is coffee, alright - just add some nitro...
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Aug 20, 2015  The game of baseball has evolved a lot since Abner Doubleday. But there are still guys who play it his way, as our CBS News colleague Chip Reid has learned. Let's turn back the clock - and play a game of Vintage Baseball...
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Aug 20, 2015  When we speak a language, we give the left half of our brains a good workout. That's usually the side of the brain that handles language. But, the language that is spoken in the mountains of Northeastern Turkey is something different...
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Aug 20, 2015  The U.S. Mint turns out nearly three million dollars in coins every day. That's an awful lot of spare change floating around. And on each coin is a miniature work of art. Don Everhart is the lead sculptor for the Mint in Philadelphia...
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Aug 20, 2015  NASA has always relied on blankets - believe it or not - to insulate equipment in outer space, but you need to know a thing or two about sewing to make these babies. Talk about security blankets, says our CBS News colleague Mark Albert...
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Aug 19, 2015  In one of the world's most important farming regions, California's San Joaquin Valley, the land itself has become as unstable as the water supply. Michelle Sneed is a government hydrologist who takes regular readings at a shed...
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Aug 19, 2015  There is a very special book that doesn't have any characters or plot. But what's most remarkable about this book is how it could save a lot of lives. All you have to do is add water. It's a physical book, alright - but with special pages...
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Aug 19, 2015  With all of the concerns about long-term effects of concussions in sports, there are many efforts to develop better ways to protect players from head injuries. One idea was created with football players in mind: a special kind of strap...
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Aug 19, 2015  Mike Snowden is a guitarist in Georgia who spent years on the road, playing gig after gig after gig. But one day, he saw a video of a "cigar box guitar" - a guitar made out of a few strings and an empty cigar box. And since then...
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Aug 18, 2015  Among the new tools being used in firefighting is a camera in the firefighter's helmet. They are controversial - but Wheaton, Maryland Rescue Squad Fire Captains Adam St. John and Brett Russell call the device invaluable...
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Aug 18, 2015  For all the gyrations and jitters in the markets this year about one thing or another, it turns out that life goes on - and so does saving for retirement, says Greg McBride, chief financial analyst with Bankrate.Com...
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Aug 18, 2015  The Universe has been around for a long, long time now - billions and billions and billions of years - and it's going to stick around for a long time to come. However, scientists are nothing if not precise - and persistent, too...
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Aug 18, 2015  Fingerprints are used to identify people. But cattle are a different story. Farmers have to rely on ear tags, iron markings or tattoos in order to identify them. What if there was a digital way to classify and identify cattle?
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Aug 17, 2015  Allyson Ahlstrom is a 20-year-old who is wrapping up her third annual cross country tour, putting new clothes on as many girls in need as she can find. Our CBS News colleague Jeff Glor says her fashion philanthropy began five years ago...
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Aug 17, 2015  When you were a kid, did you ever try to climb a tree? The view from the treetop can be something special, but climbing up the tree to get to the top can be difficult and even dangerous. What if you could take the stairs, instead?
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Aug 17, 2015  What gives you the giggles? Emotions can be such a mystery, says Dr. Claudia Hasse of Northwestern University. So, she looked at two groups of people with different versions of a gene variant that affects the brain...
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Aug 17, 2015  Driverless cars may be in our future, but some vehicles of today are already using the tools of tomorrow. Our CBS News colleague Adriana Diaz will tell us about tractors in Iowa - where farmers have always been "multitaskers"...
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Aug 14, 2015  The U.S. once again has an official embassy in Cuba. But that doesn't mean all is forgiven - not even close. With the American flag flying in Havana once again, so begins a long and difficult legal struggle which has been brewing since 1959...
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Aug 14, 2015  We've been through Snowmageddon, The Siberian Express, The Polar Vortex - and now, we present to you the latest meteorological name for winter. Welcome to the "Godzilla El Niño." What does that mean for the forecast, you ask?
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Aug 14, 2015  The next generation won't even know what a "credit card" is. They may not even know what a "wallet" is. Samsung has says its new phones will be equipped with a feature that can communicate with all existing credit card readers...
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Aug 14, 2015  It is popular among presidential candidates to complain that America's power to influence world events is ebbing away. But once in a while, we get a reminder that America's power to influence culture is as strong as ever...
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Aug 13, 2015  It's been one week since the yellow water started flowing out of Colorado's Gold King Mine - and residents are upset. What's going on is that Colorado is being haunted by its history. Why was all that toxic water just sitting there to begin with?
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Aug 13, 2015  We've all heard about the growing number of close calls involving drones. What we haven't yet heard is what the FAA intends to do about it. CBS News Correspondent Kris Van Cleave asked FAA Administrator Michael Huerta...
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Aug 13, 2015  In a drought, evaporation is the enemy. But, there is a way to stop it. A huge container truck pulls up to the edge of a California reservoir - and someone gives the signal to drop little plastic balls into the water. Shade balls, away...
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Aug 13, 2015  I think a lot of people would love to bike to work - but they're intimidated by those Lycra bikers with their thighs of iron and their Superman suits, flying down the bike lane. Ford is unveiling a commuter bike that will let anyone keep up...
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Aug 12, 2015  The latest high official to admit that he's probably been hacked is Secretary of State John Kerry, who made the admission to CBS' Scott Pelley. He says he writes his emails aware that other governments are going to read them...
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Aug 12, 2015  We all know that stock prices can change dramatically because of a news release about a merger or company earnings or a new product. So, a group of traders thought: "Let's find a way to get that news before anybody else"...
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Aug 12, 2015  Last year, while fighting a fire in California, helicopter pilot Jason Thrasher saw what he thought at first was another helicopter in the distance - but it was a drone. And it was not in the distance - it was ten feet from his windshield...
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Aug 12, 2015  Most of us when we travel want to spend as little time at the airport as possible. But imagine a world where you actually look forward to a layover. That's the goal of a major renovation at Newark Liberty International Airport...
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Aug 11, 2015  Three years ago, NASA equipped more than 3,200 air traffic controllers with special wrist devices to detect how often they fall asleep on the job. Sixty-one percent of them admitted to catching themselves about to doze off...
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Aug 11, 2015  Out where I am on the West Coast, we're being warned all the time about "The Big One" - the giant earthquake that, according to geologists, is inevitable. We all have to be ready for the day when the lights go out for a long time...
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Aug 11, 2015  Many things get better with age - wine gets better with age, I've gotten better with age. But you know what else apparently gets better with age? Garbage dumps - yes, garbage dumps. Just take a hike on Monte Testaccio in Rome...
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Aug 11, 2015  You can see NASA's retired Space Shuttles at several museums around the country. But there are some Shuttle artifacts that NASA has kept locked away - until now: artifacts from the two lost Shuttles, Challenger and Columbia...
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Aug 10, 2015  Frank Gifford has died at age 84. He was a personality even before joining The New York Giants and Monday Night Football. As he told ESPN, he was saddled with the nickname "Glamor Boy" - for taking movie roles while he played at USC...
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Aug 10, 2015  More than 70 years after The Tuskegee Airmen made their mark on military history, it is still rare to see a black pilot. Malcolm Dunn - age 19, from Chicago - hopes to help change that. He's learning to fly, thanks to "Tuskegee Next"...
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Aug 10, 2015  Alex Robinett, age 22, is a pitcher with The Yankees - The Staten Island Yankees, that is - drafted to the farm team in the 32nd round of the MLB draft and only the 12th player ever to be drafted from West Point...
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Aug 10, 2015  Jayden Hayes is only six years old, but he's already learned that life can be short. He lost his mom just two years after losing his dad. But he told his aunt - now his guardian - that he had had enough of all the sad faces around him...
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Aug 7, 2015  So far this year, more than 458,000 commercial airline flights have been delayed and nearly 54,000 have been cancelled. Did you know that some flights have many more delays and cancellations than others? It can be pretty frustrating...
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Aug 7, 2015  Nearly 30 million people in this country have diabetes - and one thing it can affect is vision. Diabetics are at greater risk for vision loss, because high blood sugar increases the amount of fat and fluid that builds up in the eye...
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Aug 7, 2015  When it comes to food, fresher is almost always better. That's especially true with fish - but wherever you buy fish, it can be difficult to tell how fresh it is. At one restaurant in Tokyo, that is not a problem, though...
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Aug 7, 2015  Those of us who have animals know that they dream. It turns out that lots of animals dream - at least in the sense that their brains seem to construct an alternate reality when they sleep. Rats are a case in point...
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Aug 6, 2015  California's drought is causing a lot of serious problems, from water shortages to wildfires. The state usually gets about 20 inches of rain per year - but things have been far from usual in recent years. Two studies on the big picture...
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Aug 6, 2015  Every time you turn around, somebody is singing "Happy Birthday." There's not much doubt as to who wrote the tune, says our CBS News colleague Jim Axelrod. But birthday suits have been flying for decades - lawsuits, that is...
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Aug 6, 2015  You know what's catching on in this country, big time? Oddly enough, it is something with plenty of nothing: seltzer water. The sales surge is undeniable. Seltzer consumption is up 41 percent nationwide in the past five years...
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Aug 6, 2015  Chances are you've heard of distracted driving. But how about distracted walking? You know, there's a lot of that happening now in cities. How often have you nearly collided with somebody whose nose is buried in a smartphone?
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Aug 5, 2015  Heath Padgett does not have a lot of what you might call "sticktoitivness." He doesn't stick around long to find out if the boss thinks he's doing a good job. In fact, according to our CBS News colleague Elaine Quijano...
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Aug 5, 2015  Consuming a lot of sugar - say, the amount found in a typical bottle of soda - is not good for you. Some argue that the sweeteners used in diet soda are even worse. And that may be why, as our CBS News colleague Weijia Jiang found out...
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Aug 5, 2015  By the end of next week, the American flag will once again fly above the U.S. Embassy in Havana. The President has also called on Congress to lift the embargo. These steps could once again allow the sale of Cuban cigars in this country...
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Aug 5, 2015  On a stretch of the Midwest, they're trying to turn back time. The Illinois Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is trying to bring the prairie back to The Land of Lincoln - and that includes bringing back the American bison...
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Aug 4, 2015  Nevada's Lake Mead, the nation's largest manmade reservoir, is in severe drought right now. But oddly enough, says our CBS News colleague John Blackstone, the more the water recedes - the more the tourists keep coming...
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Aug 4, 2015  Yesterday, a company in L.A. started putting out a bottled formula to replace food as we know it. They're already producing it in a powdered form. Our CBS News colleague Ben Tracy asked Rob Rheinhardt, who developed it...
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Aug 4, 2015  One of the nerve-wracking things about renting a car is knowing that you could be held responsible for some damage to the vehicle, even if that damage isn't your fault. But, there is a device made in Britain that could help...
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Aug 4, 2015  We know what boots are made for. But do you know what can a "SmartBoot" do? That is what some engineering students in Delaware have designed. It's a special boot that helps broken and fractured feet to heal faster...
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Aug 3, 2015  Fighting hackers is part of the FBI's mission these days - but it has lacked enough qualified agents to do that job. The Bureau is now trying to change that. Our CBS News colleague Jeff Pegues paid a visit to Quantico, Virginia...
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Aug 3, 2015  Concussions are the talk of the sports world - from football to soccer to hockey. Teams and leagues are trying to learn more about them - and how to deal with them. There is a study in the works that hopes to provide some answers...
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Aug 3, 2015  Surfing has captured the imagination for decades - so many surfers catching so many waves, year after year. But the tools of the trade are actually toxic to the environment. There's now an effort to change that for the better...
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Aug 3, 2015  Germs that are resistant to antibiotics are a concern for doctors and hospitals around the world. Some scientists in Sweden think that they're on to something that could help fight back - by putting a new spin on an ancient brew: Mead...
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