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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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How serious were concert bomber's ISIS ties?

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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

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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"

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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

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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

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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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Rx for high prescription drug costs

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A trip to the pharmacy can trigger sticker shock. Americans spent an estimated $450 billion on prescription drugs in 2016.  The list price of brand-name drugs rose an average of 9.2 percent from 2015. Pharmaceutical companies set the list price, some of which can be covered by insurance. The price …

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Obama defends health care law threatened with repeal

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President Obama is strongly defending the nation’s health care program which he signed into law as Republicans work to repeal it. Former President Barack Obama speaks after being presented with the 2017 Profile in Courage award during ceremonies at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Sunday, May 7, …

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N.J. town gears up for Trump's visit to his "summer White House"

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President Trump arrived Thursday night at a familiar destination. Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey sits on a 36-hole course, with a pool, dining area, and several cottages and suites. Membership can reportedly cost about $300,000. It’s where President Trump’s daughter Ivanka married Jared Kushner in 2009, and …

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Ala. congressman fields tough questions during town-hall marathon

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Congress goes back to work Monday after a two-week recess. Some Republicans who returned to their districts avoided tough questions from constituents, but not Congressman Bradley Byrne. The Alabama lawmaker held 11 town halls in four days. He drove himself and his staff across rural Alabama, where he fielded concerns …

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