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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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"Burned out" Tesla auto workers speak out on job safety fears


Tesla auto workers who are worried about their safety on the job are speaking out. A new report by the advocacy group Worksafe claims that Tesla’s rapid growth comes at the expense of assembly line workers at its factory in Fremont, California, near San Francisco. The group has released Tesla safety …

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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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"It doesn't care who it kills": Cop recalls near-fatal contact with drug


The opioid crisis across America is proving dangerous for both the people addicted to the drugs–and the first responders who encounter them.  Tuesday, an Ohio police officer suffered an accidental overdose from street fentanyl following a drug bust. The DEA says it is 40 to 50 times more powerful than street heroin. Officer Chris …

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Assad asserts more control over Damascus


DAMASCUS — The Syrian regime of Bashar Assad is close to controlling all of Damascus for the first time in about five years. Hundreds of rebel fighters have evacuated the last part of Syria‘s capital city held by the opposition. CBS News correspondent Seth Doane says there are reminders everywhere …

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South Korean network turns election coverage on its head


While it’s essential for television news outlets to have clear, concise and accurate graphics on election nights, vote-counting has also been a time to try out new ways to present information to viewers.  In 1952, CBS used one of the earliest computers to accurately predict Dwight Eisenhower’s election victory over …

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Mitch Albom on lasting lessons of "Tuesdays with Morrie"


“Tuesdays with Morrie” details soul-searching conversations between sports writer Mitch Albom and his dying former college professor, Morrie Schwartz. Now, 20 years after the book first came out, Albom joined “CBS This Morning” to discuss Morrie’s lasting message, his orphanage in Haiti and the heart-wrenching story of a child there …

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