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Lindsey Graham on NYPD deaths: "I blame the shooter and nobody else"

Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: .@GrahamBlog on fatal shooting of NYPD officers in Brooklyn: "I blame the shooter and nobody else." cbsn.ws/1raO0MG

Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: .@GrahamBlog on fatal shooting of NYPD officers in Brooklyn: "I blame the shooter and nobody else." cbsn.ws/1raO0MG

Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: .@GrahamBlog on fatal shooting of NYPD officers in Brooklyn: "I blame the shooter and nobody else." cbsn.ws/1raO0MG

Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: .@GrahamBlog on fatal shooting of NYPD officers in Brooklyn: "I blame the shooter and nobody else." cbsn.ws/1raO0MG

Reese Witherspoon: Ready for a change

cbsnews.com — The following is a script from "Reese Witherspoon" which aired on Dec. 21, 2014. Charlie Rose is the correspondent. Ruth Streeter, producer. Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon started making movies when she was 14. Ten years later she broke into the elite group of "highest- paid" actresses in Hollywood and, at 29, she won an Oscar for best actress.

Cop shot and killed near Tampa Bay, Florida

cbsnews.com — TAMPA BAY, Florida - A police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs, a coastal town a few miles northwest of Tampa Bay. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and the Tarpon Springs Police Department are investigating, reports CBS affiliate WTSP in Tampa. The shooting occurred around 3 a.m.
Dec 21, 2014

UPDATE: Officer killed in #FL identified as a 17-year veteran, ex-NYPD cop & father of 5, @CBSNews rpts: cbsn.ws/1zLn9HA

Dec 21, 2014

@CBSNews: UPDATE: Officer killed in Florida identified as a 17-year veteran, ex-NYPD cop and father of 5 - cbsn.ws/1zLn9HA

Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: Cop shot and killed near Tampa Bay, Florida, overnight - cbsn.ws/1CinXXX

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​Bill Flanagan on "A Change Is Gonna Come"

cbsnews.com — By VH1's Bill Flanagan One of the greatest songs of the sixties, "A Change is Gonna Come," was released as a single Christmas week 1964, 50 years ago. Sam Cooke, the man who wrote and sang the song, had died 11 days earlier.
Dec 21, 2014

Happy 50th birthday to "A Change Is Gonna Come" aka the most beautiful/poignant/infuriating song ever cbsnews.com/news/bill-flan…

Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: 50 years ago this week, Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come" was released (via @CBSSunday) cbsn.ws/1ALaGTX pic.twitter.com/S9ugcPzV6H

Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: 50 years ago this week, Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come" was released (via @CBSSunday) cbsn.ws/1ALaGTX pic.twitter.com/S9ugcPzV6H

Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: 50 years ago this week, Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come" was released (via @CBSSunday) cbsn.ws/1ALaGTX pic.twitter.com/S9ugcPzV6H

​Almanac: When Nixon met Elvis

Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSSunday: Almanac: On Dec. 21, 1970, President Nixon welcomed Elvis Presley to the Oval Office cbsn.ws/1CiKnZ4 pic.twitter.com/ZgLj0XUfZh

Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSSunday: Almanac: On Dec. 21, 1970, President Nixon welcomed Elvis Presley to the Oval Office cbsn.ws/1CiKnZ4 pic.twitter.com/ZgLj0XUfZh

Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSSunday: Almanac: On Dec. 21, 1970, President Nixon welcomed Elvis Presley to the Oval Office cbsn.ws/1CiKnZ4 pic.twitter.com/ZgLj0XUfZh

Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSSunday: Almanac: On Dec. 21, 1970, President Nixon welcomed Elvis Presley to the Oval Office cbsn.ws/1CiKnZ4 pic.twitter.com/ZgLj0XUfZh

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Lightning strike after Bucs game in Tampa injures 6

cbsnews.com — Six people were struck by lightning after a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game in Florida Sunday afternoon. No fatalities were reported, but the injured victims were taken to a nearby hospital, according to CBS News affiliate WTSP. Paramedics treated the victims at the scene. Tampa Fire-Rescue reporting 6 patients possibly struck by lightning are being taken to St.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @WFRVNews: According to the NFL several people have been taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a lightning strike... fb.me/3DOTMCdlO

​New York City police officers killed in patrol car shooting

cbsnews.com — NEW YORK -- An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, striking them both before running into a nearby subway station and apparently committing suicide, the police said. A source told CBS News that both officers were killed.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: BREAKING NEWS: Two NYPD officers shot and killed in Brooklyn cbsn.ws/1vc1Bjn

Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: Pres. Obama on NYPD killings: "Two brave men won't be going home to their loved ones tonight." cbsn.ws/1xA0qjD pic.twitter.com/1uuefaoQQH

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Charlie Rose takes to the trail to talk about "Wild"

cbsnews.com — If Reese Witherspoon invites you on a hike, perhaps think twice before saying "yes." After all, Witherspoon is the coproducer and star of the new movie "Wild," about a woman who treks through the wilderness for 94 days, covering 1,100 miles of rough terrain.

Son of slain policeman posts sorrow on Facebook

cbsnews.com — NEW YORK - The 13-year-old son of one of the two New York City policemen who were killed Saturday posted a sad message on Facebook on the day his father died after learning of the shooting. Rafael Ramos' son Jaden called it the worst day of his life.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: Son of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos posts sorrow to social media - cbsn.ws/1sYaK3U

Bob Schieffer: Farewell to a "screwy" 2014

NYPD officers turn backs on Mayor de Blasio after cops shot

cbsnews.com — Tensions between NYC's mayor and cops hit a new low after two police officers were executed in Brooklyn and de Blasio visited the hospital they were taken to.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: WATCH: NYPD officers turn backs on Mayor de Blasio as he visits hospital where slain cops were taken - cbsn.ws/1AKq4QC

Dec 21, 2014

@CBSNews: WATCH: NYPD officers turn backs on Mayor de Blasio as he visits hospital where slain cops were taken - cbsn.ws/1AKq4QC

Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: WATCH: NYPD officers turn backs on Mayor de Blasio as he visits hospital where slain cops were taken - cbsn.ws/1AKq4QC

Last minute holiday shopping may drive up retail profits

cbsnews.com — Retailers are counting on big sales this weekend, with just three shopping days left before Christmas. But with more shoppers than ever waiting until the last minute, did they make it to the malls? Nearly one in four shoppers waited until deep into the holiday season to finish their shopping this year, hoping for better deals, the National Retail Federation found.
Dec 21, 2014

Even w/ports slowdown & lower foot traffic, retailers may have beat sales record this weekend, @CBSEveningNews rpts: cbsnews.com/news/last-minu…

New day for Cuban-American relations

cbsnews.com — The following script is from "Cuba" which aired on Dec. 21, 2014. Scott Pelley is the correspondent. Nicole Young, Oriana Zill de Granados, Andy Court and Robert Anderson, producers. A truce has been declared along a frontline of the Cold War.

Nature: Montana's Glacier National Park

cbsnews.com — This week's moment in nature leaves us in Montana's Glacier National Park. Let it snow ... let it snow . . . let it snow.
Dec 21, 2014

Early on in this, a shot of mountain and clouds is breathtaking Nature: Montana's Glacier National Park cbsnews.com/videos/nature-… via @cbsnews

​The World War I Christmas truce

cbsnews.com — The Christmas dream of "Peace On Earth" briefly came true one hundred years ago. Mark Phillips has the story of the Christmas Truce of 1914: The old line about never letting the facts get in the way of a good story could have been invented for this scene.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: The story of the WWI Christmas Truce soccer match is almost too good to be true. Is it? cbsn.ws/1CoQVTo pic.twitter.com/tVqVwspqUq

Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: The story of the WWI Christmas Truce soccer match is almost too good to be true. Is it? cbsn.ws/1CoQVTo pic.twitter.com/tVqVwspqUq

​Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

cbsnews.com — LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night. The three-time world heavyweight champion, who is battling Parkinson's disease, is being treated by his team of doctors and is in stable condition, said his spokesman, Bob Gunnell.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: Former heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali is in the hospital: cbsn.ws/1vcCZXM

Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

RT @CBSNews: Former heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali is in the hospital: cbsn.ws/1vcCZXM

Dec 20, 2014

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2014: The year in review

cbsnews.com — CBS News' John Dickerson, Major Garrett, David Martin, Jan Crawford, Margaret Brennan, and Nancy Cordes look back on an often-tumultuous 2014.

NAACP chief: Murder of NYPD officers shows U.S. "violence problem"

cbsnews.com — Cornell William Brooks, the president of the NAACP, discusses the tragic shooting deaths of two NYPD officers.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @CBSNews: Murder of two NYPD officers shows U.S. has a "violence problem," NAACP president @CornellWBrooks tells @FaceTheNation cbsn.ws/1raNRsD

Iraqi Kurds use U.S.-led airstrikes in push for Sinjar

cbsnews.com — MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq - With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, touching off heavy clashes with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants who have controlled the area for months.