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    German prosecutors search for any clues that might explain co-pilot’s actions

    LONDON – A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside. There may never be a convincing explanation for such devastating acts of violence, but experts say certain personality disorders such as extreme narcissism can help push people who want to take their own lives to take those of others at the same time. But as German prosecutors search for what might have motivated […]

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    Art from the Heart: Legally blind teen defies physical limitations

    Painter Jeff Hanson is a young artist with an inner vision that defies his physical limitations. Tracy Smith shows us how he does it: You’ve got to wonder, looking at these paintings, with their vibrant colors and deep textures: How¬†does this artist see the world? Truth is, he really can’t. Twenty-one-year-old Jeff Hanson is legally blind. He also has a few other physical and mental challenges, but that hasn’t stopped him — or apparently even slowed him down. He’s done […]

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    Ol’ Blue Eyes: “The Best is Yet to Come”

    “The Best is Yet to Come” is just one of the songs that made Frank Sinatra a legend. He would have turned 100 this year, and had he lived to see that milestone, another of his songs would have fit the occasion just fine. Here’s our Mo Rocca: In 1965 Frank Sinatra was having one of his many “very good years.” Walter Cronkite may have said it best: “He has an appealing enthusiasm for the life he has lived. And […]

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    Tunisia Prime Minister: Leading suspect in museum attack dies in anti-terrorist operations

    TUNIS, Tunisia – A leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, Tunisia’s prime minister said Sunday. State news agency TAP cites Prime Minister Habib Essid as saying that Khaled Chaieb, also known as Abou Sakhr Lokman, was killed overnight in an operation in the Gafsa region near the Algerian border. In all, nine terrorist suspects were killed in raids around the country. Chaieb is believed a prominent militant in al Qaeda’s […]

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    Kevin McCarthy: “We’re not interested in her private emails.”

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, defended Republicans’ demands that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hand over the server she used to run her private email account while heading up the State Department. “I think it’s clear and it’s fair. Because first, I think the American people have a right to know the truth. And I think Secretary Clinton has a responsibility to tell it,” McCarthy said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “We’re not interested in her private emails. […]

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    Death threats against US Ambassador to Japan under investigation

    TOKYO – Japanese police are investigating phone calls threatening to kill U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another American envoy, authorities said Wednesday. Tokyo police are investigating calls to the U.S. Embassy threatening to kill Kennedy and similar ones targeting Alfred Magleby, the U.S. consul general based on the southern island of Okinawa, an Okinawa police official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment on an investigation by Tokyo authorities. Tokyo police declined to comment. The […]

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    Arrest made in shooting of two cops in Ferguson

    CLAYTON, Mo. – Authorities said Sunday they’ve made an arrest in the shooting of two officers outside the Ferguson Police Department. Details about the arrest will be discussed at a 1:30 p.m. Sunday news conference, St. Louis County Police Sgt. Brain Schellman said in a news release. St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch and St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar will attend. The officers were shot early Thursday as a crowd began to break up after a late-night […]

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    “An American in Paris”: A musical inspired by the Gene Kelly film

    (CBS) – Direct from Paris — a musical is coming to New York set in happier days after that city’s liberation during World War II. Call it old or new, or marvelous: It’s Gershwin. Our Man in Paris, David Turecamo takes us backstage: In the center of Paris is the 150-year-old Theater Chatelet, and looking out her dressing room window Leanne Cope can see “this building here, [which] is where they held Marie Antoinette just before she was beheaded.” Leanne […]

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    Late Bloomers: “People have this enormous capacity to blossom at any age”

    (CBS) – Certain kinds of flowers are LATE BLOOMERS … not showing their true colors until long after most of the others have. The same can be true for people, too. Our Cover Story is reported by Susan Spencer of “48 Hours”: Meet the bulldog Zelda — pampered, adored, and really spoiled by owner Carol Gardner. And why not? Gardener says Zelda changed the course of her entire life, which in 1997 needed changing. “I was recently divorced — hence, […]

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    Mississippi man kills 2 wounding 3 others

    BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (CBS) – A man shot the owners of a house where he was living and their children Friday, killing the father and a nine-year-old daughter, and critically wounding the mother and two other children, police said. The mother and two children, covered in blood, crossed a usually busy two-lane highway just after midnight to plead for help from neighbors who were awakened by a desperate pounding on their doors. One of the neighbors called 911. “It was like […]

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    Here’s why Pi Day is special this year

    (CBS) – Whether or not you’re a math geek, you know pi, or at least the beginning of it: 3.14. The infinite, irrational constant, without which you couldn’t find the area of a circle, gets its day each year on March 14 (3/14). But this year is special. If you stretch out pi to its third and fourth decimal places, you get 3.1415, making March 14, 2015 (3/14/15) the ultimate tribute. And unless you’re 117-year-old Misao Okawa, the world’s oldest […]

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    Chris Rosati: “An act of kindness, how far could it go?”

    DURHAM, N.C. — It’s always been a mystery to me, how someone not long for this world could care so much about it. Even now — his voice almost gone — Chris Rosati still has a lot to say about how to make the world a better place. We’ve been following his journey as he lives with ALS. We’ve watched him give away donutsand honor kids for their random acts of kindness. His latest revelation is about the butterfly effect. […]

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