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    Louisiana mom could face felony charges after punishing sons for robbery

    BATON ROUGE (CBS News) – A mom from Louisiana has found herself in trouble with the law, and at the center of a national debate over how she recently chose to discipline her children. Thirty-year-old Schaquana Spears wanted to show her three sons some tough love by whipping them for breaking into a neighbor’s home. “I was being a mother who loves her kids, who wants to protect her kids, and steer them in the right direction.” According to police […]

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    Firefighters face “perfect storm” in Western wildfires

    GOLETA, Calif. (CBS News)– Firefighters in the Western U.S. said Saturday they were up against a “perfect storm” as hot, dry conditions — even triple-digit temperatures in some places — were fanning at least a dozen large fires. North of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara County was under a state of emergency Saturday as the Sherpa Fire destroyed more than 7,800 acres. Lighter winds allowed crews to perform “burn-out” operations late Friday night and contain 45 percent of the fire. Firefighters […]

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    War veteran saves dozens during Orlando nightclub shooting

    ORLANDO, Fla. (CBS News) – A U.S. Marine is being credited for saving dozens of people at the Pulse nightclub early Sunday morning. He says he recognized the sound of the military-style AR-15 when Omar Mateen opened fire in the club. Imran Yousef is a bouncer at the nightclub. He never saw the gunman, but was making his rounds after last call at the bar. He says he barely missed coming face-to-face with Mateen. Yousuf, a 24-year-old Hindu, served as […]

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    Names of Orlando mass shooting victims slowly being released

    ORLANDO, Fl. (CBS News)– Authorities have started to name the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, that left at least 50 people dead, and 53 people injured. On their website, the City of Orlando continues to add to the list of those who died in the night club. This is the list as of 5:45 a.m. Monday morning: Edward Sotomayor Jr. (34), Stanley Almodovar III (23), Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo (20), Juan Ramon Guerrero (22), Eric […]

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    Verne Lundquist to step down from “SEC on CBS” following 2016 college football season

    Verne Lundquist, the voice of the SEC ON CBS since 2000, has decided to step down from his lead college football role at CBS Sports following the 2016 season. Lundquist, who is celebrating his 53rd year in television, will continue calling regular-season college basketball, the NCAA Tournament and golf, including the Masters® and the PGA Championship for the Network. Brad Nessler will succeed Lundquist as the lead play-by-play announcer for the SEC ON CBS, joining lead analyst Gary Danielson and […]

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    Death toll following Texas floods rises to 4

    HOUSTON– The bodies of two missing drivers were found Saturday in Texas, raising the death toll to four from flooding in the state after torrential rain inundated rivers and waterways, authorities said. The threat of severe weather had lessened in Texas over the long Memorial Day holiday weekend and the focus now is on homes that could be flooded by slowly rising waters. Evacuation orders were issued on Saturday for parts of two Texas cities along the Brazos River near Houston. “The […]

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    2 people swept away by Texas floodwater

    AUSTIN, Texas (CBS NEWS)– Emergency crews in the Austin area made numerous high-water rescues amid torrential rain late Thursday and early Friday. In Washington County, the Brenham Fire Department told CBS Houston affiliate KHOU-TV that one person died in the severe weather. The victim was reportedly in a trailer home that was flooded as storms stalled over the area overnight. A helicopter and other crews were searching for two people who were swept away by floodwaters in the Austin area, […]

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    More than a dozen rescued after being trapped by high water in Kentucky cave

    HORSE CAVE, Ky.– More than a dozen college students were rescued Thursday afternoon after becoming trapped by high water in an underground cave in south-central Kentucky, authorities said. Hart County Emergency Management spokesperson Kerry McDaniel told CBS News 21 explorers entered Hidden River Cave in the town of Horse Cave around 10 a.m. Thursday. Early in the afternoon, a severe thunderstorm moved through the area, causing flash flooding. McDaniel said four cavers were able to escape but 17 others, all college students, […]

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    Gov’t report: Feds spend billions on dated tech, use floppy disks for nuclear forces

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional investigators say the government spends about three-fourths of its technology budget maintaining aging computer systems. That includes platforms more than 50 years old in such vital areas as nuclear weapons and Social Security. One still uses floppy disks. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office says the increasing cost of maintaining museum-ready equipment drains money that could go for modernization. The report will be released Wednesday. GAO said it found problems across the government, not just in a few […]

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    2 injured as violent tornadoes touch down across Kansas

    DODGE CITY, Kan. — Homes were damaged and at least two people were critically injured in Kansas as severe storms swept across the Plains, authorities said Wednesday. The Kansas Adjutant General’s Department said the storms in western and south-central parts of the state downed trees and power lines and damaged rural homes and outbuildings. Emergency management officials in Ford County reported that two people were critically injured Tuesday night and taken to a hospital in Dodge City, the department said […]

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    LA veteran reunited with cat he left behind in Iraq

    LOS ANGELES — CBS affiliate Los Angeles had cameras rolling when a local veteran was reunited with the little kitty he had to leave behind in Iraq. As baggage handlers carried him to his old friend, the tabby meow-ed up a storm, and that’s fitting. His name is Mr. Meowgi. “Every morning, when we could pull up, he would run up from his little shelter and he would just meow his head off,” said Brad VanCleave. Mr. Meowgi arrived at […]

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    2016 tornado activity remains below average despite recent outbreak

    (WHNT/CBS News)– Bad weather moved into the Ohio River Valley on Tuesday after a series of powerful storms hit the Plains, including tornadoes that destroyed homes and left two people dead in Oklahoma. CBS affiliate KFVS reported Kentucky State Police said in a statement that at least 10 people were hurt and an unknown number of homes and businesses were damaged when a tornado tracked across Graves County in the western part of the state Tuesday afternoon. The statement said […]

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