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CBS News: 50 Years Later, Civil Rights

cbsnews.com — Watch live CBS News video coverage of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act
Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

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Jul 24, 2014

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Will Amazon investors let Jeff Bezos follow his vision?

cbsnews.com — When Amazon ( AMZN) announced its earnings yesterday, reaction was swift -- and harsh. Even after the launch of Amazon's Fire TV and Phone and a year-over-year revenue jump of more than 23 percent, the company saw a $126 million loss. The quarterly miss was bad.

"50 Years Later, Civil Rights": The depths of segregation

cbsnews.com — As Walter Cronkite described it, the South in 1964 was "a deeply isolated civilization that hadn't changed its mind in 200 years." Host Bob Schieffer examines the political, social and legal aspects of segregation with civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch.

Who's benefiting from test-optional colleges?

cbsnews.com — One of the most unpleasant roadblocks that teenagers face when getting into college is taking the ACT or SAT admissions tests. Studies have shown that the most important factors in predicting college success aren't standardized test scores, but high school grades and the rigor of a student's high school classes.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 remains recovery prompts Netherlands, Australia to plan troop contingents

cbsnews.com — GRABOVO, Ukraine -- They're calling it the coalition of the grieving and, says Mark Phillips, of the frustrated. The lack of any progress in the search for the missing remains of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims has driven both the Dutch and the Australians to announce plans to try and send security contingents into the battleground of eastern Ukraine.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @CBSNews: A coalition of the grieving and the frustrated over Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 investigation cbsn.ws/1jZ4c05

Investigators find more wreckage of MH17

cbsnews.com — About a mile from the main crash site, inspectors have found a huge piece of fuselage that they had not seen before. As of now, only the trio of Malaysia investigators and an Australian are working at the site. Mark Phillips reports.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @CBSEveningNews: About a mile from the #MH17 crash site, inspectors have found a huge piece of fuselage: cbsn.ws/WMYgwV pic.twitter.com/kpF2oNPnX2

Jul 24, 2014

RT @CBSEveningNews: About a mile from the #MH17 crash site, inspectors have found a huge piece of fuselage: cbsn.ws/WMYgwV pic.twitter.com/kpF2oNPnX2

Rotating shift work linked to type 2 diabetes

cbsnews.com — Shift work may pay the bills but it comes at a cost to your health, an increasing body of research shows. The latest study to add to the evidence finds that working overnight or rotating shifts is associated with a higher risk for type 2 diabetes.
Jul 25, 2014

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Jul 25, 2014

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How men get socked on life insurance premiums

cbsnews.com — When it comes to life insurance rates, it stands to reason that a group with lower life expectancy (say, men) would have to pay higher premiums than a group that generally lives longer (say, women). But did you know that on average, men pay 38 percent more than women for the same life insurance policy?

Progress reported toward short halt in Israel-Hamas fighting

cbsnews.com — After the bloodiest day so far in more than two-weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas, negotiators may be on the verge of working out a week-long humanitarian pause. The pause would allow regional officials time to broker new talks toward a lasting cease-fire.

Possible tornado hits Virginia campground; injuries reported

cbsnews.com — CAPE CHARLES, Va. -- Virginia emergency management officials say numerous injuries are being reported following a possible tornado at a campground at Virginia's Eastern Shore. Spokeswoman Laura Southard says multiple agencies including Virginia State Police are responding to the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in rural Northampton County.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @CBSNews: JUST IN: Virginia State Police confirm two people were killed and 20 injured when a possible tornado hit a campground cbsn.ws/1jXt6gy

Jul 24, 2014

RT @CBSNews: JUST IN: Virginia State Police confirm two people were killed and 20 injured when a possible tornado hit a campground cbsn.ws/1jXt6gy

Jul 24, 2014

RT @CBSNews: JUST IN: Virginia State Police confirm two people were killed and 20 injured when a possible tornado hit a campground cbsn.ws/1jXt6gy

Who's minding the nukes? (Part one)

cbsnews.com — Lesley Stahl gets rare access inside an American nuclear control center and meets the young airmen who watch over some of the world's deadliest weapons.

Californians are "drought-shaming" water-wasting neighbors

cbsnews.com — California's drought is so severe, residents could soon face $500 fines for wasting water. That's given rise to a new phenomenon known as "drought shaming," which has residents snitching on their neighbors, CBS News correspondent Carter Evans reports.
Jul 25, 2014

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