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When food is used as a weapon

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This month Saudi Arabia tightened a stranglehold on the neighboring country of Yemen and 7 million people face starvation. The Saudi blockade is an escalation in Yemen’s civil war. The United Nations says the war has now become a “man-made catastrophe.” You’ve seen very little of this because the Saudis …

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The little spacecraft that could

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When you think of legendary voyages of discovery you probably think of Columbus and Magellan, or Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. But what may be the greatest journey of exploration mankind has ever undertaken is happening right now. It began in 1977 when NASA launched two spacecraft named Voyager …

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Several injured after scaffolding collapses in Manhattan

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Last Updated Nov 19, 2017 2:48 PM EST NEW YORK — Several people were hurt after scaffolding came crashing down onto a street in Manhattan on Sunday, CBS New York reports. Witnesses posted photos on social media showing wooden planks and metal scaffolding strewn about at the corner of Prince …

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Reintroducing Yemeni coffee to America

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Connoisseurs swear this coffee from a far-off land is, well, good to the last drop. Very, VERY good. And as John Blackstone tells us, for the price, it better be: Coffee experts call it cupping — the standardized ritual for evaluating coffee beans.  “Cupping” samples of Yemeni coffee. CBS News …

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Coal miners find new work in computer industry

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CLENDENIN, W. Va. — The coal industry has lost more than 40 percent of its workforce in recent years. Out-of-work miners have had to find jobs in other fields.  Former miners are heading to the classroom, using many of the same skills they used underground.  In Boone County, West Virginia, …

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A Houston chef that's living the dream

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Talk about LIVING THE DREAM… Michelle Miller has found a “dish rags-to-riches” story that’s hard to beat:  For Sunday brunch, it’s hard to top this Houston hot spot, where the music is live, and the buffet line long. What’s on the plate draws raves. But the real star is in …

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3 people arrested at Boston "free speech" rally

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BOSTON — A few dozen free speech advocates rallied peacefully Saturday on Boston Common but just like last summer’s event, they were outnumbered by counter-protesters. Boston police announced on Twitter that at least three people were arrested as of Saturday afternoon. Two were charged with disorderly conduct and a third …

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Whisky from the Land of the Rising Sun

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People in Japan toast fine whisky by saying “KANPAI,” which is the equivalent of “Cheers” — a sentiment Mo Rocca now seconds:  The cool air, the crystal waters, the seaside cliffs … the perfect place to make a world-class whisky. But this isn’t Scotland. This is the Nikka Distillery in …

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Trump administration threatens to shutter Palestinians' D.C. office

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has put the Palestinians on notice that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they’ve entered serious peace talks with Israel, U.S. officials said, potentially giving President Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal. The Palestinian foreign minister denounced the …

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