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Papua New Guinea volcano erupts; residents evacuated and flights diverted

cbsnews.com — CANBERRA, Australia -- Several communities were evacuated and some international flights were diverted Friday after a volcanic eruption on Papua New Guinea. Authorities in the South Pacific nation had evacuated communities close to Mount Tavurvur which erupted early Friday in Rabaul district on New Britain Island, Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement.
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Why Obama doesn't "have a strategy yet" in Syria

cbsnews.com — It was a blunt comment that when taken out of context could seem fairly alarming: "We don't have a strategy yet," President Obama said Thursday with respect to his plans to fight Islamic extremists in Syria. The White House quickly tried to explain Mr. Obama's remarks, clarifying that the president has a broader strategy for fighting groups that pose a threat to U.S.

ISIS uses social media to increase Western recruitment

cbsnews.com — There are as many as 3,000 westerners fighting alongside the militant group ISIS and other jihadist organizations in Syria and Iraq. Analysts say those fighters pose the greatest threat to the United States because they can travel freely. Many have been recruited through a powerful online media campaign.

Tony Stewart: Kevin Ward's death will "affect my life forever"

cbsnews.com — ATLANTA -- Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. Stewart spoke Friday for the first time since Ward died at an Aug.
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NASCAR's Tony Stewart talks for 1st time about Kevin Ward; death will "affect my life forever" cbsn.ws/1qNQaLW pic.twitter.com/2mEgWC6XyH

Joan Rivers remains in medically induced coma

cbsnews.com — Joan Rivers has been called a groundbreaker and a legend. Now she is struggling with a life-threatening health crisis. The legendary comedienne is in a medically induced coma at a hospital in New York. The 81-year-old queen of comedy stopped breathing on Thursday while having "routine" throat surgery at a clinic on New York's Upper East Side.
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Dinosaur nest had 24 hatchlings and a "babysitter"

cbsnews.com — Did dinosaurs leave their kids with babysitters? At least one plant-eating species might have. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, working with a group in China, analyzed an unusually intact 120-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur nest. Discoveries of dinosaur nesting or nursery areas are relatively rare.
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Refugee total from Syria's civil war passes 3 million mark: U.N.

cbsnews.com — GENEVA -- The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.

Ebola in mind, U.S. colleges screen some West African students

cbsnews.com — BUFFALO, N.Y. -- College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

Eye Closer: U.S. weighs strikes on ISIS in Syria

cbsnews.com — President Obama is weighing military action against ISIS in Syria this week after two Americans died fighting alongside the terror group. Also, a powerful earthquake rocked Northern California, damaging property in the Napa Valley area. A look back at the week that was on "CBS This Morning."
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New warnings for investors about "viral stocks"

cbsnews.com — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued an alert warning investors about stock scams tied to news coverage of such diseases as Ebola and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The scams typically involve the con artist trying to convince potential investors to put money into the stock of a company that supposedly will profit greatly from the outbreak, offering a cure or treatment that will be in demand, for example.
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New warnings for investors about stock scams tied to news coverage of Ebola and other diseases: cbsn.ws/1qOiuh7

Aaron Paul reveals "Breaking Bad" fan pre-Emmys scavenger hunt

cbsnews.com — This isn't your children's scavenger hunt. During an appearance Thursday on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "Breaking Bad" cast member Aaron Paul discussed how he sent fans of the hit AMC series on a quest around Los Angeles in the hours leading up to Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Investors wonder: Is it time to sell?

cbsnews.com — With the S&P 500 still flirting with the 2,000 level -- which it closed above for the first time ever this week -- investors are wondering is the bull market has any more room to run. It is time to press their bets? Or pull chips off the table?

Pentagon: U.S. operations in Iraq cost $7.5 million a day

cbsnews.com — WASHINGTON -- U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the average daily cost has been $7.5 million.
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School daze: Getting kids' sleep habits back on track

cbsnews.com — Getting kids to stick to a bedtime routine can be an uphill battle that's bound to make even the most patient parent want to hide under the covers. With summer winding down and the school year kicking into high gear, moms and dads all over the country are dreading the words: "But I don't want to go to sleep!"
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5 things not to do when working from home

cbsnews.com — Since selling my business earlier this year, I've been working on my consulting, writing and speaking projects from my home office. I've always kept a separate, fully equipped office in my house, but as is the case with most business owners, it had mainly been my early-morning/late-evening command center.
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