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New volcanic eruption in Iceland blasts lava high into the air

cbsnews.com — A new volcanic eruption in southeast Iceland on Sunday fountained lava nearly 200 feet into the air. Lava is spewing from the same crack as a small eruption that occurred Friday. The fissure slices through the 200-year-old Holuhraun lava field, between Bardarbunga volcano and Askja volcano.

Marine helicopter goes down in Gulf of Aden; 25 rescued

cbsnews.com — A Marine helicopter carrying 25 U.S. service members crashed in the Gulf of Aden Monday, but all aboard were rescued, according to the Navy. Seventeen Marines and eight sailors were aboard the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter when it crashed as it attempted to land on the USS Mesa Verde.
Sep 01, 2014

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Sep 01, 2014

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U.S. launches operation against Somali terrorist group al Shabaab

cbsnews.com — Pentagon says it's still "assessing the results" of operation against al Shabaab network
Sep 01, 2014

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"Personal": Lee Child releases 19th Jack Reacher novel

cbsnews.com — Author Lee Child, best known for the "Jack Reacher" books, just released his latest addition to the series, "Personal." Child joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to talk about the wildly popular novels.

Watching action movies could make you overeat, study says

cbsnews.com — It is no secret that TV viewing encourages mindless snacking, but it turns out that this effect may be particularly pronounced when it comes to watching certain types of shows. A new study has found that people watching a Hollywood action movie ate twice the amount of snacks as those watching an interview program.
Sep 01, 2014

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Were Neanderthals artists?

cbsnews.com — BERLIN - A series of lines scratched into rock in a cave near the southwestern tip of Europe could be proof that Neanderthals were more intelligent and creative than previously thought. The cross-hatched engravings inside Gorham's Cave in Gibraltar are the first known examples of Neanderthal rock art, according to a team of scientists who studied the site.

At Labor Day Event, Obama pushes GOP to raise minimum wage

cbsnews.com — President Obama will use a Labor Day event to urge Republicans to raise the minimum wage, his latest push on a campaign-year issue that Democrats hope will boost their support at the polls. Mr. Obama is traveling to Milwaukee, Wisconsin Monday to speak at Laborfest, an event visited in 2008 during his first presidential campaign.

Three detained Americans in North Korea presented to media

cbsnews.com — PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.
Sep 01, 2014

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Sep 01, 2014

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College offers athletic scholarships to video gamers

Sep 01, 2014

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Sep 01, 2014

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