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    Threats to public loom after Sony hack

    NEW YORK – Threats of violence against movie theaters. Reported cancelled showings of “The Interview.” Leaks of thousands more private emails. Lawsuits by former employees that could cost tens of millions in damages. The fallout from the hack that began four weeks ago exploded Tuesday after the shadowy group calling itself Guardians of Peace escalated its attack beyond corporate espionage by threatening moviegoers with violence reminiscent of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The Department of Homeland Security said […]

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    Big Eyes: The secret behind “Keane”

    (CBS Sunday Morning) – For art enthusiasts of a certain age, it is a familiar gaze: a tearful tot with eyes as big as saucers, known as a “Keane.” They were everywhere in the 1960s, reproduced on postcards, lithographs, china plates, you name it. Art to some, kitsch to others. Diane Keaton even nodded to their popularity in Woody Allen’s film, “Sleeper”: “Oh, it’s Keane! It’s pure Keane!” “Keane” was Walter Keane. Those big-eyed waifs made him a celebrity, and […]

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    Misty Copeland: An unlikely ballerina

    (CBS Sunday Morning) – At 9 a.m. riding the subways of New York, Misty Copeland is just a face in the crowd. At work, it’s different. The only African-American soloist with the American Ballet Theatre, Copeland has the lead in its production of “The Nutcracker” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music this week. At 32, Misty Copeland is ballet’s first breakthrough star in decades. She’s featured in a commercial for Under Armour; she’s danced with Prince on tour; written a […]

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    Instagram hits 300 million users

    Instagram announced Wednesday that it has surpassed 300 million active users — and in doing so, it has also surpassed Twitter, whose active user count stands at 284 million. In a blog post Wednesday morning, the photo sharing company said, “Over the past four years, what began as two friends with a dream has grown into a global community that shares more than 70 million photos and videos each day.” That growth is growing. Instagram has added 100 million users […]

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    App exposes what people call you in their contacts list

    It’s an easy trick we’ve all probably used at least a few times. Adding a descriptive word or two when entering a new contact into your phone can be an easy and effective way to keep track of all those people you don’t communicate with very often — or don’t want to communicate with very often. Maybe you ran into a college buddy and entered his new number with his nickname from your undergrad days. Or perhaps you took contact […]

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    “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” celebrates its 50th anniversary

    (CBS) – It happened just yesterday: the 50th anniversary of the debut of one of the most beloved of all Christmas television specials. We refer to the inimitable “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” a stop-action animated feature which, though it premiered on NBC back in December of 1964, has long since found its home here with us on CBS. The program is based on a children’s story, and the song Gene Autry made famous at Christmas time back in 1949. The […]

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    Congressional aide resigns after comments about Obama daughters

    (CBS)¬†– The Congressional aide who faced backlash after criticizing President Obama’s daughters Friday on Facebook¬†is resigning from her post as communications director for Tennessee Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher. GOP staffer Elizabeth Lauten’s comments stemmed from the White House turkey pardoning ceremony, a quaint Washington tradition. Judging by the body language of 16-year-old Malia and 13-year-old Sasha, they were pretty much over it. Lauten drew intense fire for her social media post that said : “Dear Sasha and Malia: I get […]

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    Missing boy found hidden in Georgia home

    (CBS) – A 13-year-old boy who had been missing for four years was found by police hidden behind a false wall in a home in Jonesboro, Georgia, according to multiple reports. Clayton County police made the discovery early Saturday morning during their second visit to the home. The first inspection, conducted late Friday, turned up nothing, but police received a second call hours later and found the boy, who has not been identified, hidden behind a false wall in a […]

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    Ferguson protesters call for Black Friday boycott

    (CBS) – Overnight, protesters turned out to disrupt post-Thanksgiving shopping throughout the St. Louis suburbs, chanting “No Black Friday!” The National Guard patrolled outside a Ferguson Walmart, less than three miles from where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was killed, reports CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers. Protests erupted Monday after a grand jury decided to not charge Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson in Brown’s death. In Manchester and Brentwood, Missouri, crowds chanted through the aisles inside Walmart before police and […]

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    Weather leaves millions of travelers thankless

    (CBS) – The Thanksgiving holiday kicked off with a blast of winter weather across much the nation. The Northeast was hardest hit with snow and freezing temperatures, making the drive home a dangerous one for millions of Americans, reports CBS Boston station WBZ’s Chris McKinnon. More than a foot of snow has fell in some parts of New Hampshire, three weeks before the official start of winter. With many people’s travel plans now in full swing, delays and cancellations are […]

  • Paralyzed Marine makes history, receives Bronze Star

    SAN DIEGO (CBS News)– A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. The crowd of 300 Marines was silent as Capt. Derek Herrera walked. All that was heard was the faint whirring of electric motors from the device. Herrera then stood, holding onto one crutch. With his other hand, he […]

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    Buffalo is now dealing with a new danger: predictions of flooding

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 13 people, the region is dealing with a new danger: predictions of flooding caused by rain and temperatures of up to 60 degrees. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Sunday to Wednesday. Meteorologist Jon Hitchcock said drainage problems could occur if catch basins and storm drains are blocked by uncollected autumn leaves underneath the […]

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