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CIA insider on deadly shooting in Ottawa

cbsnews.com — Wednesday's shooting in Ottawa and another attack on Canadian soldiers earlier in the week raise questions on the threat terrorism poses to Canada. Mike Morell, CBS News senior security contributor and former CIA deputy director, joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to weigh in.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @Marshall_Cohen: Former CIA insider Mike Morell on #ISIS slipping through: I am more worried about Canadian border than Mexican border cbsnews.com/videos/cia-ins…

Oct 23, 2014

I am now more worried about a terrorist threat in the U.S. than I have been in a long, long time -- Mike Morell cbsnews.com/videos/cia-ins…

When hiring managers clash with HR

cbsnews.com — Job hunting can be extremely painful. If you're not agonizing over writing yet another cover letter, you're refreshing your email to see if a company has responded. And if it does respond, half the time the job description doesn't reflect what the phone screener says.

Eye Opener: Terror strikes Canadian capital

cbsnews.com — A man fatally shot a Canadian soldier in Ottawa, then stormed a Parliament building where he was shot and killed. All that and all that matters in today's "Eye Opener." Your world in 90 seconds.
Oct 23, 2014

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Cold sore virus linked with Alzheimer's disease

cbsnews.com — The type of virus that causes cold sores may be linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to two recent studies from Sweden. "Our results clearly show that there is a link between infections of herpes simplex virus and the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease," Hugo Lövheim, the author of both studies and an associate professor of geriatric medicine at Umeå University in Sweden, said in a statement.
Oct 23, 2014

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More people in U.S. being watched for symptoms

cbsnews.com — As many as ten people in the Seattle area and Connecticut, many of whom arrived recently from West Africa, are the latest in the United States being watched for Ebola symptoms. So far, none of them has displayed any signs of the deadly virus, authorities and reports say.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @CBSNews: As many as ten more people, in the Seattle area and Connecticut, are being watched for Ebola symptoms for 3 weeks cbsn.ws/1vRGF4u

Oct 23, 2014

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The worst excuses for skipping work

cbsnews.com — What happens when "the dog ate my homework" grows up and gets a job? It turns into "my uniform caught fire" and "I accidentally got on a plane." Employers hear plenty of dumb excuses for missing work, a new survey from CareerBuilder shows.
Oct 23, 2014

The easiest way to bust a worker who calls in sick these days: social media cbsn.ws/1nzSHhk

Oct 23, 2014

"I'm stuck in the blood pressure machine at the grocery store" -- The worst excuses for skipping work. cbsnews.com/news/the-worst… @CBSNews

BPA chemical may lurk in cash register receipts

cbsnews.com — Touching cash register receipts can dramatically increase your body's absorption of a potentially dangerous chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), researchers report. BPA, originally created as an estrogen supplement, has been linked to developmental problems in infants and children, and cancer, obesity, diabetes and heart disease in adults, researchers say.