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  • Paralyzed Marine makes history, receives Bronze Star

    SAN DIEGO (CBS News)– A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper’s bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. The crowd of 300 Marines was silent as Capt. Derek Herrera walked. All that was heard was the faint whirring of electric motors from the device. Herrera then stood, holding onto one crutch. With his other hand, he […]

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    Buffalo is now dealing with a new danger: predictions of flooding

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 13 people, the region is dealing with a new danger: predictions of flooding caused by rain and temperatures of up to 60 degrees. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Sunday to Wednesday. Meteorologist Jon Hitchcock said drainage problems could occur if catch basins and storm drains are blocked by uncollected autumn leaves underneath the […]

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    Man arrested in fatal NYC subway shove

    NEW YORK (CBS) - Police have taken into custody a man who allegedly pushed a rider onto the subway tracks in the Bronx, where he was killed by an oncoming train. CBS New York reported Kevin Darden, 34, was arrested without incident in front of his mother’s house. Charges were pending Tuesday evening, but he is expected to be arraigned in the death of Wai Kuen Kwok, 61. Police say Kwok and his wife waiting on a subway platform Sunday morning, […]

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    Russian TV released a satellite photo claiming to be the downing of MH17

    MOSCOW – Russian state television has released a satellite photograph that it claims shows that a Ukrainian fighter jet shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.But many commentators dismissed the photo as a fake. All 298 people aboard the Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were killed when it was shot down July 17 over a rebel-held area of Ukraine. Ukraine and the West have blamed the attack on Russia-backed rebels using a ground-to-air missile. The photo released Friday […]

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    University of Florida has fired head football coach Will Muschamp

    (CBS) – Florida has fired Will Muschamp, according to multiple reports. ESPN.com’s Brett McMurphy reports that Muschamp will coach Florida’s final two games of the season against Eastern Kentucky and Florida State before stepping down. Muschamp’s Gators lost 23-20 in overtime to South Carolina Saturday, dropping them to 5-4 for the season and eliminating them from SEC East contention. The loss was Muschamp’s sixth in his last eight home games in “the Swamp.” Muschamp leaves with two games remaining in […]

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    Could playing video games make you smarter?

    (CBS News) – Taking out terrorists or shooting up zombies in video games could be more than just an adrenaline rush. It may actually make you smarter. A new study out this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences demonstrates for the first time that people who played action games like “Call of Duty” and “Unreal Tournament 2004″ showed greater capacity to learn than those who played non-action games. Those improvements on a range of tasks were still […]

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    Deep space ballet: First ever attempt to land on a comet

    CBS – Following a precisely plotted trajectory just 14 miles from a slowly tumbling comet, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe released a small lander early Wednesday for a seven-hour descent to a boulder-strewn surface, the first attempt ever made to land on a frozen remnant of the solar system’s birth. The health of an upward-pointing thruster designed to fire at the moment of touchdown to help prevent the Philae lander from rebounding in the comet’s feeble gravity could not […]

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    Highly-anticipated film “Interstellar” shot using an old-school format

    (CBS) – Despite the motion picture industry’s nearly complete transition to digital production and exhibition, fans of Christopher Nolan are able to attend screenings of his highly-anticipated futuristic epic, “Interstellar,” on a decidedly old-school format: large-format 70mm film. The nearly three-hour movie, opening wide on Friday, was released two days earlier in a handful of U.S. and international theaters that are exclusively screening 70mm IMAX, standard 70mm and 35mm prints, rather than digital projection. “We like putting our best foot […]

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    President Barack Obama outlines new phase in the fight against ISIS

    The decision to nearly double the number of American advisers deployed to Iraq “signals a new phase” in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, or ISIL), President Obama said Sunday, but U.S. troops will still stay out of combat operations. Mr. Obama sat down for a wide-ranging interview with CBS’ News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer on the 60th Anniversary of “Face the Nation.” “Rather than just try to halt ISIL’s momentum, we’re now in […]

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    Taking Action for you: Best and worst vehicle booster seats for your child

    (CBS) – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is out with its annual ratings of vehicle booster seats, and while a record number of models received the highest possible rating, there are others to check — or avoid altogether. The IIHS based its ratings of new models on how well three-point shoulder and lap seat belts fit a child-sized test dummy that was seated on the booster seats. Shoulder belts should lie across the middle of a child’s shoulder, not […]

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    The life and death of a Marine told through ballet

    Virginia (CBS Sunday Morning) – The parents of fallen warriors do whatever they can to keep the memory of their children alive. Which is why one mother is taking such extraordinary steps for her son. David Martin has her story: Ballet dancers — with all their grace and fluidity — would seem to inhabit a different universe than Marines. You can call Marines a lot of things, but graceful would not be one of them. “Hard to imagine, for most […]

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    New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art showcases “Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire”

    New York (CBS Sunday Morning) – When it comes to the color of mourning for the dead, Black remains the OLD Black . . . and never more so then at this time of year. Martha Teichner has been to a museum that makes the point: All right, it was Halloween. But a strange phenomenon overtook New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art lately: People keep showing up as if they’ve lost their nearest and dearest — a century and a […]

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