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    “Forever Remembered” : NASA honors fallen astronauts and lost shuttles

    (CBS) – In the first memorial of its kind, NASA and the families of the 14 men and women who lost their lives aboard the shuttle Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003 have joined together to remember the astronauts with pictures, personal mementos and, in an emotional first, iconic wreckage from both orbiters. The “Forever Remembered” memorial at the Kennedy Space Center’s commercially operated Visitor Complex opened to the public Saturday after private viewings Thursday and Friday by family […]

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    ISIS takes credit for deadly attack on beach resort in North Africa

    SOUSSE, Tunisia (CBS) – Eyewitnesses told CBS News that the gunman in theTunisia terror attack Friday didn’t really look like he had complete control of his weapon, CBS News correspondent Charlie D’Agata reports. The gunman at a beach resort killed at least 39 people, most of them Western tourists. As people raced in all directions, the difference between life and death was really just a matter of chance, D’Agata reports. What the gunman did became clearer Saturday. With his Kalashnikov […]

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    Suspected arrested for killing officer in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (CBS) – Police in New Orleans on Sunday arrested a suspect they believe managed to slip into the front seat of a police vehicle while handcuffed and shoot the police officer who was transporting him to jail. The New Orleans Police Department, in brief announcements on social media, announced the arrest Sunday morning of 33-year-old Travis Boys. The arrest follows a 24-hour manhunt for Boys, who escaped from the vehicle after allegedly shooting and killing Officer Daryle Holloway. Holloway, […]

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    Emanuel AME Church: The questions that need answers

    Charleston, South Carolina’s Emanuel AME Church has re-opened for its Sunday service this morning, while the investigation goes on into the shooting there that left nine people dead. And once again, there are all those sad and terrible questions. Here’s Martha Teichner: Dylann Roof stood expressionless during his bond hearing Friday, forced to listen to unseen family members of the Charleston dead. “I will never talk to her ever again,” said one. “I will never be able to hold her […]

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    Police officer killed in New Orleans, manhunt underway

    NEW ORLEANS (WWL) – A police officer was shot and killed while driving a prisoner to Orleans Parish Prison Saturday morning, leading to a sprawling manhunt for the suspect and answers to the question about how the incident happened. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison identified the suspect as 33-year-old Travis Bois, who was arrested hours earlier on suspicion of aggravated assault. The officer was identified as Daryle Holloway, a 22-year veteran of the department, Harrison said. “Today is an extremely sad […]

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    “Inside Out”: Critics say Pixar has a masterpiece

    (CBS) – “Inside Out” might turn box-offices upside down. Reviewers are singing the praises of the Pixar animated film by “Up” and “Monsters, Inc.” director Pete Docter as one of the studio’s best ever. “Inside Out” is already garnering critical acclaim for its adult-appeal despite its PG rating, and its scores of 100 percent from Rotten Tomatoes, and 91 percent from Metacritic seem likely to hold past its wide release on June 19. (In comparison, the massive hit “Jurassic World” […]

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    Family members forgive alleged Charleston gunman

    (CBS) – Today the nation witnessed one of the most extraordinary scenes ever in an American courtroom. Families of the nine people gunned down during a Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina faced the alleged killer and told him about the precious lives that were wrenched away from them. And many in these deeply religious families forgave him, because that is what their religion teaches. Ethel Lance, 70, left five children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren behind. A daughter spoke […]

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    Entering day 9 of the massive man hunt for two escaped inmates in New York

    DANNEMORA, N.Y.(CBS) – Residents in rural New York, unaccustomed to locking their doors, day or night, were on edge as the massive manhunt for two killersstretched into a ninth day after the men cut themselves free from a maximum-security prison with power tools. More than 800 law enforcement officers in the hunt for David Sweat and Richard Matt scoured the fields and Adirondack woods several miles around the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora near the Canadian border. State police remained stationed […]

  • Report: Kids in the U.S. aren’t drinking enough water

    (CBS News)– More than half of children and teens in the United States are not getting adequate hydration, most likely because they’re just not drinking enough water, according to a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The statistic is worrisome, researchers say, because inadequate hydration can have significant effects on children’s physical and mental health. “There’s a lot of research out there to suggest that even mild levels of dehydration are enough to impact cognitive […]

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    Florida beachgoers warned about deadly flesh-eating bacteria

    (CBS News)– A rare, potentially deadly bacteria that lives in warm seawater has infected seven people and killed two so far this year in Florida, according to state health officials. “People can get infected with Vibrio vulnificus when they eat raw shellfish,” Florida Health Department spokeswoman Mara Burger said in a statement. “Since it is naturally found in warm marine waters, people with open wounds can be exposed to Vibrio vulnificus through direct contact with seawater.” When the bacterium is […]

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    Younger Americans more likely to be bullied than older Americans

    (CBS) – Most Americans say they were bullied at some point while growing up, but only a few say it happened regularly. According to a CBS News poll, just 10 percent of Americans say they were bullied a lot, and 22 percent say they bullied only sometimes. Twenty-six percent say they were bullied rarely, while 41 percent say they were never bullied when they were growing up. But bullying might be on the rise: Younger Americans are more likely to […]

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    American Pharoah joins the exclusive club of Triple Crown winners

    NEW YORK – American Pharoah proved it’s not impossible to win the Triple Crown. Sure, 37 years had passed since Affirmed swept the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. And lots of people didn’t dare get their hopes up for another Triple Crown winner after 13 other horses since then had their tries go awry at Belmont Park. Some observers even suggested the Triple Crown was too tough and changes were needed to make the series easier. American Pharoah proved […]

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