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FaithStreet.com helps churches digitally connect with worshippers

cbsnews.com — FaithStreet.com is helping congregations embrace the digital world to build their communities

Video shows instructor moments before student, 9, accidentally shoots him

cbsnews.com — LAS VEGAS -- A 39-year-old shooting instructor accidentally shot by one of his 9-year-old students Monday morning has died, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office. He has been identified as Charles Vacca, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, reports CBS Las Vegas affiliate KLAS-TV. The sheriff's office released video of the moments before the accident.

Freed U.S. hostage Peter Theo Curtis is reunited with family

cbsnews.com — BOSTON - A Boston journalist who was held hostage in Syria is back home. Peter Theo Curtis was reunited with his family on Tuesday night, CBS Boston reported. The 45-year-old, who wrote under the name Theo Padnos, had been held captive in Syria for almost two years before being released this past weekend.
Aug 27, 2014

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Aug 27, 2014

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Aug 27, 2014

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Aug 27, 2014

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After Ferguson, calls grow for cameras on cops

cbsnews.com — It's still unclear exactly what happened immediately before Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown earlier this month. Now, calls are growing for police officers to wear body cameras to help reduce that sort of uncertainty.

Freed hostage Peter Theo Curtis speaks for first time since return

cbsnews.com — Three days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, journalist Peter Theo Curtis said he was "overwhelmed" with emotion after reuniting with his family in the United States. Curtis, 45, of Boston, was released by al-Nusra Front, a Sunni extremist group.
Aug 27, 2014

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Aug 27, 2014

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Military jet crashes in Virginia, sheriff's office says

cbsnews.com — DEERFIELD, Va. -- A sheriff's dispatcher says authorities are searching for a military jet that crashed in western Virginia. Augusta County Sheriff's Office dispatcher Becky Coynter says witnesses reported hearing a loud noise that sounded like an explosion just before 9 a.m. Wednesday. Coynter says authorities don't know whether anyone was injured in the crash.

Burger King merger shines light on tax loophole, Warren Buffet criticized

cbsnews.com — With the possibility of Burger King relocating to Canada to avoid paying U.S. taxes, billionaire investor Warren Buffet is facing heat for facilitating the chain's merger with Canadian brand Tim Hortons. Fortune Magazine editor Alan Murray joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the controversy.
Aug 27, 2014

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Aug 27, 2014

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Giant tomato fight erupts in Spain

cbsnews.com — A man is hit with tomatoes, during the annual "La Tomatina" tomato fight fiesta in the village of Bunol, 50 kilometers outside of Valencia, Spain, Aug. 27, 2014.The streets of the eastern Spanish town are...

Social media may discourage free expression, even offline

cbsnews.com — Although the sharing-friendly interface of Twitter or Facebook seems to foster open debate, appearances may be deceiving. A new survey suggests that social media may in fact discourage people from expressing their opinions on controversial issues, even when they are offline.
Aug 27, 2014

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Aug 27, 2014

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Burger King deal stirs up Washington rancor, but will it spur action?

cbsnews.com — Burger King's decision to acquire the Tim Horton's doughnut chain and move its headquarters to Canada has caused blowback among consumers online and politicians on Capitol Hill. So far, members of Congress and the public have discussed boycotting the burger chain, or potentially changing corporate tax rules so that fewer companies flee the U.S.
Aug 27, 2014

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Aug 27, 2014

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Is Snapchat really worth $10 billion?

cbsnews.com — Snapchat raised eyebrows last year when the instant messaging service spurned a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook ( FB). That now looks like a sound business decision. Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers plans to invest up to $20 million in Snapchat, valuing it at a hefty $10 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.

9-year-old accidentally kills instructor at gun range

cbsnews.com — A 9-year-old girl was learning to fire an Uzi when she accidentally killed her shooting instructor. The last few seconds were caught on video. Vinita Nair reports.
Aug 27, 2014

@CBSThisMorning: 9-year-old accidentally kills instructor at gun range while learning to shoot a Uzi submachine gun.cbsn.ws/1pgPnYl

Is the housing market back on track?

cbsnews.com — Personal finance journalist Vera Gibbons joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the recovering U.S. housing market, which appears to have picked up some momentum.

How much should you save for retirement?

cbsnews.com — How much should you save for your retirement? There's no single right answer. If you're the analytical type, you could use an online retirement calculator to work up a figure. In the process, you'll need to make several assumptions, such as the age when you'll retire, how much of a retirement paycheck you'll need or want, and the rate of return you'll earn on your savings.

Mindfulness training helps Alzheimer's patients and caregivers

cbsnews.com — Alzheimer's disease takes a psychological and physical toll not only on the affected patients, but also on their caregivers. Now, a new study has shown that training in mindfulness -- learning how to focus on the present moment -- may help improve the emotional well-being of people with early-stage dementia due to Alzheimer's and their caregivers.
Aug 27, 2014

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