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Explosions rock cosmetics factory in New York


NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. — Authorities say there have been two explosions at a cosmetics factory in the Hudson Valley. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that New Windsor town Supervisor George Green says local police officials told him two explosions occurred Monday morning at the Verla International cosmetics factory. Green …

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Meet the Denver Broncos' skydiving team


A few years ago, the Denver Broncos decided they wanted to upgrade their pre-game festivities. They wanted something high-energy, high-speed, and high-drama. And they got it. The four-person parachute team known as Thunderstorm gets fans excited ahead of every home game. Their aerial acrobatics have made them one of the …

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Ted Koppel and wife Grace Anne on living with COPD


One of the leading causes of death in the United States is often under-reported and misunderstood.  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is the nation’s third-biggest killer, after heart disease and cancer. About 150,000 Americans die of COPD each year. Among women, it is more deadly than breast and ovarian …

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High court rules on months-long Kenya leadership battle


NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in a repeat vote that the opposition boycotted while saying electoral reforms had not been made. The decision appeared to put an end to a months-long political drama never before seen in Africa that has left dozens …

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Charles Manson, leader of murderous cult, dead at 83


Charles Manson, who led deranged followers known as the Manson Family into a series of horrific crimes that haunted Americans for over a generation, died Sunday at a California hospital after being imprisoned for more than 45 years. He was 83 years old. Manson was hospitalized Tuesday for an undisclosed …

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"60 Minutes," barred from Yemen, still got the footage


This week on 60 Minutes, correspondent Scott Pelley reports on the dire conditions for children in Yemen. The situation is so severe that, according to the U.N., a child in Yemen dies every ten minutes. But the widespread starvation is an underreported story because, as Pelley explains, the Saudi-led blockade …

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