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Ellen Pao talks discrimination in the workplace, offers advice

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In our ongoing series, Issues That Matter, “CBS This Morning” is taking a closer look at gender discrimination in the workplace.     Tech investor Ellen Pao made headlines during her 2015 gender discrimination trial against the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Pao claimed in …

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Should flood-prone homes be rebuilt?

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Victims of the recent, massive storms in Texas and Florida face tough decisions about whether to rebuild. The Natural Resources Defense Council reports there are more than 30,000 properties in the U.S. that experience repeated flooding. Texas and Florida rank among the most affected states. FEMA says the National Flood …

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NATO: Russia exercise resembles "preparation for a big war"

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NEAR ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — A NATO military leader has raised new concern about Russia’s massive military exercise underway on the very borders of Eastern Europe. The head of NATO’s military committee says the war games could be seen as “a serious preparation for a big war,” despite Russian assurances …

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Maria becomes Category 1 hurricane as it approaches Caribbean

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MIAMI — Maria becomes a hurricane and is forecast to continue strengthening as it approaches the Leeward Islands, northeast Caribbean, according to officials. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) released its 5 p.m. public advisory Sunday announcing that the storm is moving west-northwest at 15 mph with sustained winds of 75 …

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Protesters face off with police after ex-cop acquitted

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Last Updated Sep 15, 2017 5:05 PM EDT ST. LOUIS — Dozens of protesters faced off with police in riot gear in downtown St. Louis Friday after blocking a bus filled with officers. The protests came after a judge announced that former police officer Jason Stockley, who is white, was not …

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Small earthquake strikes east of San Jose

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — A magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck in the hills east of San Jose and was felt in part of the East Bay and South Bay Thursday morning, CBS San Francisco reports. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck at 10:32 a.m. less than a mile …

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Cassini probe meets its fiery demise on Saturn

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Thirteen years after reaching Saturn, NASA’s nuclear-powered Cassini spacecraft raced through its 294th and final orbit Thursday, collecting priceless data while hurtling toward a kamikaze-like plunge into the ringed planet’s atmosphere Friday, going out in a blaze of glory to wrap up an “insanely” successful mission. Friday morning, NASA confirmed …

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Officials: Student dead in shooting at Wash. high school

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Last Updated Sep 13, 2017 3:55 PM EDT SPOKANE, Wash. — Officials say one student has died after a shooting at a high school south of Spokane, Washington, CBS affiliate KREM reports. The Spokesman-Review reports that first responders were at Freeman High School in Rockford Wednesday morning. KREM reports the …

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Financial expert: "Assume you are breached"

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Equifax is already facing more than 30 lawsuits over one of the largest cyberattacks in history. The credit reporting company disclosed last Thursday that hackers stole the personal information of about 143 million Americans. That includes Social Security numbers, addresses and credit card data.   So what can hackers do …

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