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Here's what's driving the RV boom across America


MIDDLEBURY, Ind. — Americans are hitting the road in recreational vehicles (RVs). Sales this year top half a million dollars — the highest in nearly four decades.  Part of northern Indiana is the birthplace for 85 percent of all the motor coaches in this country. And they can’t seem to …

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Bringing back supersonic flight, with quieter sonic booms


This past weekend, at Edwards Air Force Base in California, the U.S. Air Force celebrated the 70th anniversary of Captain Chuck Yeager becoming the first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound. Yeager, now 94, was there to commemorate the event. The only commercial passenger plane that flew …

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Wildfires impacting cell service, complicating search for the missing


SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The wildfires raging through Northern California have also knocked out cell phone service, making it more difficult for people to call for and get help, and for families to locate loved ones. On Sunday night, Sonoma County dispatchers were flooded with calls for help, reports CBS News correspondent …

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Iran: "Much more" at stake for rest of world with nuke deal


ROME — The head of Iran’s nuclear agency is warning the United States against undermining the 2015 nuclear deal, saying international nonproliferation efforts as well as Washington’s global standing would suffer. Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi told an international conference on enhancing nuclear safety Tuesday that Washington’s recent “illusory …

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Deadly rampaging wildfires devour wide swaths of Northern California


SANTA ROSA, Calif. — An onslaught of relentless wildfires across a wide swath of Northern California broke out almost simultaneously and then grew exponentially, swallowing up properties from wineries to trailer parks and tearing through both tiny rural towns and urban subdivisions. At least 10 were dead, at least 100 …

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These jobs are most at risk for being automated


Alexa, do you know the machine making my salad? What about the one cleaning my floor? Such questions are becoming more likely, quickly. At least 10 million U.S. jobs have a high risk of bowing to automation in the next decade as companies deploy machines that can learn and perform …

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