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    A look back at David Letterman’s legendary late-night career

    (CBS) – In his final days in the Ed Sullivan Theater, David Letterman is reminiscing. “There was a big, gray, plastic trash garbage can here. And I was up in the balcony and I had a football with me. And I said, ‘I– let me see if I can drop the football into the trash can from up there.’ One shot, bang, zoom. And I thought, ‘Oh, this is– this is a sign of something.’ So I– do we have […]

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    CBS unveils 2015-2016 TV schedule

    (CBS) – CBS has unveiled its schedule for the 2015-2016 TV season, and it includes five new series debuting this fall and a big goodbye for one of the network’s stalwart shows. The lineup, released Monday, includes three new shows premiering this September — the comedy “Life in Pieces” and the dramas “Limitless” and “Code Black.” “Limitless” is based on the movie of the same name starring Bradley Cooper, who is a producer on the series and will appear in […]

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    Toys R US to close only remaining FAO Schwarz in July

    NEW YORK – Toys R Us is closing its only remaining FAO Schwarz store, citing the high and rising costs of running the retail space on New York City’s pricey Fifth Avenue. The company said Friday it will close the 45,000-square-foot store July 15 and it is looking for another location in midtown Manhattan. FAO Schwarz says it is the oldest toy store in the U.S., as it has had a location in New York City since 1870. It moved […]

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    Egyptian court sentences Mohammed Morsi to death

    CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death over his part in a mass prison break that took place during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. As is customary in passing capital punishment, Judge Shaaban el-Shami referred his death sentence on Morsi and others to the nation’s top Muslim theologian, or mufti, for his non-binding opinion. He set June 2 for the next hearing. Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president, was ousted by […]

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    Cops in Freddie Gray case want State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby replaced

    BALTIMORE – Attorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of a man who died of a spinal injury he received while in custody asked a judge Friday to dismiss the case or assign it to someone other than the city’s top prosecutor, who they say has too many conflicts of interest to remain objective. At a minimum, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby should be replaced with an independent prosecutor, the lawyers state in a motion filed in Baltimore […]

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    First lady talks about discrimination in Tuskegee

    TUSKEGEE, Ala. — Michelle Obama on Saturday invoked the storied history of Tuskegee University as she urged new graduates to soar to their futures, saying the past provides a blueprint for a country still struggling with the “age-old problems” of discrimination and race. The first lady gave the commencement address at the historically black university in Alabama. Obama described how the Tuskegee Airmen, the famed first African-American pilots of World War II, endured humiliating slights as they shattered racial stereotypes […]

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    Television moms who are ‘keeping it real’

    (CBS) – On the sitcom “Mom,” Allison Janney plays Bonnie Plunkett, a recovering addict trying to reconnect with her daughter. Last year, she won an Emmy for the role, even though the character isn’t exactly a role model: Christy (Anna Faris): “Mom, I’ve watched you lick cocaine crumbs out of a shag carpet.” Bonnie (Allison Janney): “It’s not a sin to be thrifty, dear.” “Nobody ever comes up and says, ‘I wish Bonnie was my mother,'” Janney told Knighton. “Not […]

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    Filipinos saddened over Manny Pacquiao loss

    MANILA, Philippines – In the aftermath of one of the most hyped and the richest fight in boxing history, the only ones likely to be jumping for joy are Floyd Mayweather Jr. and cable providers, because demand was so high that there were widespread reports of people being unable to order the fight in time. Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao’s defeat in his much-anticipated fight against Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national […]

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    Alabama Shakes: Fun and fearless

    (CBS) –¬†When she sings, it’s like she commands you to listen. Her voice so powerful, you can feel it — the joy, the desperation, the yearning. You ain’t alone, so why you lonely? There you go on the dark end of the street. Are you scared to tell somebody how you feel about somebody? Are you scared what somebody’s gonna think? Brittany Howard is 26 years old. She and her band, Alabama Shakes — all friends from her small Alabama […]

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    GoFundMe drops Baltimore cops account

    (CBS) – GoFundMe.com said it has taken down the fundraising campaign for the Baltimore police officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray because it violates the website’s policy. The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police created the page on Friday in hopes of creating a defense fund for their members involved in the case, but it was quickly taken down because according to the company, funds cannot be used for people accused of serious crimes. “The campaign clearly stated […]

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    Hollywood glamour meets Washington stiffs at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    WASHINGTON — At the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama weighed in Saturday with a few bitingly humorous takes on the 2016 race, dishing out zinger after zinger on the contenders for the White House and the media covering it. The White House Correspondents’ Association, now in its 101st year, hosts the incongruous meeting of Hollywood glamor with Washington stiffs. But the real toast of the evening: the president’s awaited punchline deliveries. Politicians mingle with the Hollywood versions of themselves […]

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    Dramatic new Hubble Photo marks 25th anniversary

    (CBS)– A dramatic new photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope to mark the observatory’s 25th anniversary, showing a cluster of hot young stars shining in the heart of a nursery-like nebula some 20,000 light years from Earth, serves as a reminder of Hubble’s enormous impact on astronomy and a glimpse of things to come, NASA’s administrator said Thursday. Speaking at the Newseum in Washington, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, who served as pilot of the shuttle Discovery for Hubble’s launch […]


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