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Anderson Cooper's advice for students

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It was April 2016, and Anderson Cooper was in the middle of a busy campaign season, covering debates and presidential primaries, when 60 Minutes producer Henry Schuster proposed doing an education story in Africa. Would he want to fly to Somaliland—a trip requiring an entire day of travel each way …

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China releases American citizen convicted of spying

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China has deported an American citizen who was convicted and sentenced on an espionage charge after she was held in custody for more than two years. A spokesman for the State Department confirmed to CBS News that the U.S. is aware Chinese authorities deported 45-year-old Sandy Phan-Gillis on Friday. The …

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Almanac: The Eastern Shuttle

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And now a page from our “Sunday Morning” Almanac: April 30th, 1961 , 56 years ago today … launch day for the Eastern Airlines Shuttle between Boston, New York, and Washington. CBS News One of America’s oldest and biggest airlines, Eastern promised travelers hourly departures — and no reservations required. …

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