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The race to revive woolly mammoths using ancient DNA


Like “Jurassic Park,” what if you could use the science of DNA to resurrect long-extinct creatures that once roamed the earth? Efforts to do that are actually underway. Led by Dr. George Church – “the Einstein of our times,” according to author Ben Mezrich – a lab at Harvard Medical …

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Navy sailor receives homecoming surprise


TEMECULA, Calif. — When Chris Daugherty came home after serving in the Navy overseas, his wife, Natasha, gave him the surprise of his life.  “I walked up and she dropped the sign, and I was like, ‘Whoa, what is that?’ And then poked the belly because I was thinking maybe …

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New exhibit offers glimpse into JFK's private moments


President John F. Kennedy’s all-too-brief life was documented like never before in photos that helped build the image of a young leader, with more than a touch of glamour. This year, to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, many of these images are being shown in an exhibition now …

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NASA astronaut Leland Melvin talks "Chasing Space"


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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How serious were concert bomber's ISIS ties?


Last Updated May 24, 2017 7:08 AM EDT MANCHESTER, England — However tragic the Manchester Arena bombing was, the terrorism investigation at least seemed straightforward at the beginning. Police said the bomber had acted alone. By Wednesday morning, however, CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips says British authorities were no longer …

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What it takes to overhaul a historic 90,000-ton warship


One of the most recognized ships in the U.S. Navy is ready for service again after a massive overhaul. The USS Abraham Lincoln just finished a four-year, $4 billion makeover in Virginia. The 90,000 ton USS Abraham Lincoln is one of the largest warships in the world. When the U.S. …

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"Sickening" Manchester attack targeted "innocent children"


MANCHESTER, England — Britain awoke Tuesday in a state of shock, not just for the number of people killed in the suicide bomb attack on an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester the previous night, but for their age.  As CBS News’ Mark Phillips reports, it was a concert for young …

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How to protect kids from risky smartphone apps


Nearly three-fourths of American teenagers own smartphones — many filled with social media apps. Thirty-one percent of teens are connected to friends they have not met in person, and 32 percent have been contacted online by a complete stranger, according to a Pew Research Center survey. Alabama’s Blount County District …

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Why criminal justice reform is personal for John Legend


John Legend is launching a new initiative called Unlocked Futures in the fight for criminal justice reform. Before his upcoming tour, the 10-time Grammy Award winner opened up about why this issue is important to him on a personal level. “We are the most incarcerated country in the world. We …

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