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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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    Video released by ISIS appears to show the killing of captured Ethiopian Christians

    CAIRO – A video released by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Sunday appears to show the killing of two different groups of captured Ethiopian Christians by the extremist group’s Libyan affiliates. The 29-minute online video purports to show militants holding two groups of captives. It says one group is held by an ISIS affiliate in eastern Libya known as Barka Province and the other by an affiliate in the south calling itself the Fazzan Province. A […]

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    3 shot at Delaware State University campus event

    DOVER, Del. — Delaware State University officials said three people were shot at a student event on campus. University president Harry L. Williams said in a statement the shooting happened at about 8 p.m. Saturday at a school-sanctioned fraternity and sorority cookout. According to Williams, the people who were wounded were taken to Kent General Hospital in Dover with injuries not life-threatening. Their names have not been released, and DSU spokesman Carlos Holmes said he didn’t know whether they were […]

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    Environmental controversy: Coffee pods

    (CBS) – Hearing consumers say they “gotta have it” is the dream of anyone launching a new product. Susan Spencer of “48 Hours” shows us a case where that dream came true: Kevin Sullivan, chief technology officer at Keurig Green Mountain, maker of coffee machines, got his start in aerospace and defense — working for GE in the satellite division, putting satellites onto rockets and putting them in orbit. So, does it take a rocket scientist to make a good […]

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    10 deputies placed on leave in Southern California in wake of violent arrest

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A Southern California sheriff has placed 10 deputies on paid administrative leave after news video recorded a violent arrest that he says appeared to be excessive force. San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon announced the action Friday in the aftermath of the arrest of 30-year-old Francis Pusok, CBS Los Angeles reported. According to McMahon, Pusok fled by car and then on a stolen horse when deputies tried to serve a search warrant in an identity theft […]

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    ‘Lady Day': The centennial of the birth of legend

    (CBS) – It happens this week . . . Tuesday, to be precise . . . the centennial of the birth of Billie Holiday, “Lady Day.” Born in Philadelphia in 1915, Holiday grew up in poverty. A self-taught singer, she was discovered in a small New York City club when she was just 18. “She didn’t have a big sound, and she didn’t do a bunch of tricks,” said jazz critic Stanley Crouch. “But the feeling she could project was […]

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    Final Four: Dream comes true for little boy battling cancer

    INDIANAPOLIS — Before Saturday night’s Final Four games, one die-hard Kentucky fan is already celebrating a big win. Blake Hundley, 9, has always wanted to see Kentucky play, but he’s never gotten that chance. He’s been focused on battling brain cancer. His dream is to watch his favorite player, Willie Cauley-Stein, take the court. Family friends Craig McKinney and Matt Burgin made Blake’s wish come true. They started a¬†GoFundMe.com page to collect donations to send Blake to the Final Four. […]

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    Crosses Across America: Continuing the legacy

    Time now for an Easter Sunday story of a devout man’s personal mission — a mission that a new group of devout believers is carrying on today. Bill Geist leads us on a journey across America … and back in time: A few weeks ago, volunteers from Wynndale Baptist Church in Terry, Mississippi, helped raise three crosses. On the gold one is a plaque, indicating the crosses are here in memory of a man named Bernard Coffindaffer. There’s a good […]

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    Sunnis vs. Shiites: Detailed look at the difference between the two groups

    (CBS) – When we watch the news and see reporters talking about the conflicts that are playing out across the Middle East, we hear a lot about fighting between the Sunnis and the Shiites, the two main sects of Islam. But many of us have no idea what the actual difference between the two groups is, and why there is so much friction between them. So let’s take a look at some of the history and the geopolitics to get […]

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    Vatican Easter sermon tackles global issues

    VATICAN CITY – In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq,Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. Cautious hope ran through Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message, a kind of papal commentary on the state of the world’s affairs, which he delivered from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Square. He had just celebrated Mass […]

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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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