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The world's largest landfill is becoming a park


Staten Island’s Freshkills Park was once the world’s largest landfill, a dumping ground for New York City’s abundant heaps of garbage. Eloise Hirsh, administrator of Freshkills Park and president of the Freshkills Park Alliance, was tasked with transforming those hundreds of acres of compiled garbage into an enormous, activity-filled public …

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Which foreign entities are booking events at Trump properties?


WASHINGTON — Anyone can book an event at a Trump golf club or hotel, and profits can go to President Trump through his trust. So, who’s doing this? Turkish Airlines, half-owned by the Turkish government, paid for its annual tournament at President Trump’s Doral golf course in Miami in April.  Last …

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Large-scale study reveals global prevalence of obesity


NEW YORK — When 31-year-old Carlos Lazos left the Army Reserve, it didn’t take long for him to gain 70 pounds. “Started eating more fried, more fried food, a lot of fried foods,” he said. His lifestyle as a long-distance truck driver was putting him on the road to diabetes. He’s …

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Tick season is here: How to avoid them and prevent illnesses


NEW YORK — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning of a particularly severe season for tick-borne diseases this year, reports CBS News correspondent Anna Werner. Lindsey Mears was bitten by a tick and eventually diagnosed with Lyme disease. “It swelled up, it got really nasty and …

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11-year-old music prodigy's first opera set for debut


VIENNA — Just 11 years old, Alma Deutcher’s talent is unmistakable. But what makes her truly extraordinary is not her ability to play music, but to write it. And not just a song or two — she composed an entire opera. CBS News Alma said it is wonderful to see …

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