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Al Franken on humor in a politically "grim" time

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Before, Al Franken was a cast member on “Saturday Night Live.” These days he is a United States Senator on Capitol Hill — which makes him fair game for some Questions-and-Answers. Here is Chip Reid:      As they crossed the bridge to confirmation, many of President Donald Trump’s nominees had …

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The Brooklyn Navy Yard's rebirth as a high-tech center

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There’s “Yard Work” going on at a former Navy installation not too far from here. Jim Axelrod gives us a tour: It’s a familiar site across America: A once-booming industrial center now mired in decay. The Brooklyn Navy Yard knows the story well. Nothing boomed louder in the first half …

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Trump takes victory lap on final stop of foreign trip

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President Trump recounted what he called the “home run” successes of his first foreign trip abroad as he addressed American troops stationed at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, Italy, Saturday before heading home to Washington, D.C.  The president discussed his first stop in Saudi Arabia, his trip to Jerusalem, …

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Uber vehicle falls into giant sinkhole

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DENVER — Crews worked on fixing a big sinkhole that opened in a Denver street after an Uber driver plunged right into it early Friday morning, CBS Denver reports. It started as a broken water main around 11:30 p.m. The driver told CBS Denver he was dropping someone off in …

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Texas county still on "high alert" over Zika virus

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CAMERON COUNTY, Texas — The Centers for Disease Control reports 64 babies have been born in the continental U.S. with Zika-related birth defects so far this year. CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook has been tracking the spread of the Zika virus and recently spent time in Texas. …

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Hillary Clinton tears into Trump in commencement address

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Hillary Clinton on Friday encouraged 2017 college graduates to stand up for “truth and reason” as she suggested President Trump has launched a “full-fledged” assault on those ideals. “When people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end …

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Photo of NATO spouses has the internet buzzing

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Last Updated May 26, 2017 3:20 PM EDT As President Trump met with world leaders at the NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, first lady Melania Trump gathered with nine other political spouses for a “family photo” near the steps of the Royal Castle. In the front row, the first …

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Leading Montana newspapers pull endorsements of Greg Gianforte

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BOZEMAN, Mont. — The frontrunner for a Congressional seat in Montana was charged with assault after allegedly attacking a reporter.  On Thursday, Republican Greg Gianforte lost the endorsements of the leading newspapers in Montana.  Guardian newspaper reporter Ben Jacobs said the encounter with Congressional candidate Gianforte started when he said, “You were waiting …

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NASA astronaut Leland Melvin talks "Chasing Space"

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NASA astronaut Leland Melvin is one of just over 550 people ever to travel to space, but his path into orbit sets him apart. He was a standout wide receiver at the University of Richmond and was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 1986 NFL draft. Melvin tells his …

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