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16 killed in deadliest Marine plane crash in over a decade

The FBI joined military investigators Tuesday in trying to find out what caused a Marine refueling plane to corkscrew into a soybean field in Mississippi. All 16 onboard the plane were killed in the crash on Monday. David Begnaud has more.
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Lily James and Sebastian Stan transform into Pamela and Tommy Lee
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Kate Winslet gushes over Wawa convenience store: 'It almost felt like a mythical place'
The actress said she read about the American store chain in the local papers and couldn't wait to try it.
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Suns stay in hunt for NBA's top record, beat Knicks 128-105
Chris Paul got knocked to the ground by a flagrant foul and popped up angry. 
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India's COVID-19 deaths hit record high
There are new calls for India's prime minister to implement a nationwide shutdown as the coronavirus continues to ravage the country. More 4,000 COVID-19 deaths were reported on Saturday, marking a new single-day high. Chris Livesay has more from New Delhi.
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PS5 Restock Update for Newegg, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop and More
Sony's next-gen console is back in stock at Newegg as part of several bundles but availability is expected to be limited.
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Millions of people living with HIV now have therapy they need
Friday was World AIDS Day -- a day to raise awareness and honor those who have died, as well as note the progress in the fight against the disease. Millions of people living with HIV are now getting the therapy that they need, as Dr. Tara Narula reports.
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Homeschool revolution: More parents than ever are against public schools
Homeschooling has surged in popularity around the country thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and growing dissatisfaction with curriculums.
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Talking Tech: Facebook's Oversight Board upholds Trump ban, but nixes indefinite suspensions
Big tech news this week includes the Facebook Oversight Board upholding a ban on President Trump, Bill & Melinda Gates' divorce, and a Peloton recall.      
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'Doesn't add a single penny': Fact-checking Biden's deficit claims
In the past, Republicans have typically fought the Democrats over concerns spending proposals would expand the deficit and the continually growing national debt. Having weathered those critiques during the Obama years, President Joe Biden's proposals to revitalize the US economy seem designed to circumvent that line of attack, as he claims they won't increase the deficit.
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Fight for $15 minimum wage heats up after Biden's endorsement
After two decades working for Walmart, Cynthia Murray says she only recently saw her pay go above $15 an hour.
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'The Five' react to Biden's jobs 'disaster'
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Liz Cheney is learning the GOP equals Trumpism
The movement to replace Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney in the House Republican leadership shouldn't come as a surprise. The thing to remember about Republicanism these days is that it's about loyalty to Trumpism -- and Trumpism was never about conservatism.
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Chinese rocket due to crash into Earth this weekend, raining down debris
Defense Department officials were still vague Saturday as to exactly when the Long March 5B rocket, which is around 100 feet tall and weighs 22 tons, will hurtle back through Earth's atmosphere.
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Duck Tales: Man Uses Naval Skills To Get 11 Ducklings Down 9 Stories
Operation Mallard 2 is complete after Steve Stuttard helped Mrs. Mallard get her 11 ducklings down nine stories from his apartment balcony to a nearby canal.
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Stacey Abrams' 'Steamy' Romance Novel on Tucker Carlson Show: Read the Excerpt
The voting rights activist and former minority leader wrote eight novels under a pen name before her political career took off.
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Major U.S. pipeline system shut down after cyber attack
Colonial’s 5,500 miles of pipelines carry fuel from refineries on the Gulf Coast to customers in the southern and eastern United States. The company says it shut down its pipelines temporarily after a cyber attack.
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Scott Eastwood fuels Jason Statham's fury in 'Wrath of Man,' talks blood money ending (spoilers)
Scott Eastwood talks about going dark in "Wrath of Man," dealing with Jason Statham's screen rage and that bloody ending. (Spoilers ahead!)      
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The Only Watchable ‘Fantastic Four’ Movie Is Now on Disney+
It's hard to make Laurence Fishburne and Doug Jones unwatchable.
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The States Where Food Stamps Are Used the Most
In the wake of the pandemic, throughout the United States more than 42 million Americans are projected to face food shortages in 2021.
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Virginia Republicans choosing nominee for Virginia governor, other statewide races
The party is staging an unusual ‘unassembled’ convention across the state Saturday.
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The Supreme Court made the GOP’s new voting restrictions possible
Justice Neil Gorsuch, left, talks with Chief Justice John Roberts on the steps of the Supreme Court following Gorsuch’s official investiture at the Supreme Court June 15, 2017, in Washington, DC. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Voting rights mean little if the Court refuses to enforce them. On Thursday morning, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed legislation that restricts absentee voting, discourages voters from registering through voter registration campaigns, and potentially prohibits volunteers from giving food and water to voters waiting in line to cast their ballot. Many provisions of this new Florida law mirror similar provisions in a Georgia voter suppression bill that became law last March. The Georgia law also takes aim at absentee voting, among other things, but its most troubling provision allows the state’s Republican-controlled legislature to effectively take over county election boards — boards that have the power to disqualify voters and to close polling places. Meanwhile, Republicans in Texas are pushing legislation that would redistribute polling precincts in urban areas in ways that would make it harder for many voters to cast a ballot, and that would require local election officials to potentially purge thousands of voters from their rolls. In Arizona, Republicans have proposed an array of new hurdles that voters would have to clear to cast a ballot — all whileconducting a haphazard “audit” of the 2020 election that appears designed to justify such laws. All of this is possible because the Supreme Court has spent the past decade and a half dismantling safeguards against these kinds of laws. Not that long ago, these attacks on democracy would have run headlong into a skeptical judiciary. Now they are likely to be upheld. Almost immediately after DeSantis signed Florida’s new voter suppression law, a coalition of voting rights organizations and voters represented by superstar Democratic lawyer Marc Elias filed a lawsuit challenging the new law. Several similar lawsuits challenge the Georgia law. But these suits face an uphill struggle, largely due to Supreme Court decisions dismantling various statutes and legal doctrines protecting the right to vote. A little over a decade ago, federal statutes and well-established constitutional doctrines provided a robust shield against state laws that serve little purpose other than to restrict the right to vote. But the Supreme Court started poking holes in this shield not long after President George W. Bush appointed Chief Justice John Roberts, a longtime crusader against strong voting rights laws, and Justice Samuel Alito, the Court’s most reliable Republican partisan. And the Court only grew more hostile to voting rights after President Donald Trump added three conservative Republicans to its bench. States like Florida and Georgia are making in harder to vote, in other words, because they think the courts will let them get away with it. Due to some crucial decisions by the Roberts Court, they’re probably right. Not that long ago, the Supreme Court would have struck down laws that target trumped-up allegations of voter fraud Though the right to vote is the essential building block of any democracy, not all laws that make it more difficult to vote are unconstitutional. As the Supreme Court recognized in Storer v. Brown (1974), “as a practical matter, there must be a substantial regulation of elections if they are to be fair and honest and if some sort of order, rather than chaos, is to accompany the democratic processes.” States may legitimately require voters to cast their ballots at a particular location, and it may require these voters to do so by a particular time and date. They may impose reasonable restrictions on who may qualify as a candidate whose name appears on the ballot. And states may require voters to use a standardized ballot rather than, say, simply writing a bunch of names on a blank sheet of paper and dropping it off at a polling place. Yet while many election rules are permissible even if they prevent some small cohort of voters from casting a ballot, the Supreme Court as recently as 13 years ago forbade states from enacting laws that serve no purpose other than to restrict the franchise. As the Court held in Anderson v. Celebrezze (1983), when confronted with a law that makes it harder to vote, federal courts must weigh “the character and magnitude of the asserted injury” to the right to vote against “the precise interests put forward by the State as justifications for the burden imposed by its rule.” Laws that imposed minimal burdens on the right to vote, while serving legitimate state interests, were typically upheld. But laws that burdened the right to vote without achieving any other real purpose would be struck down under the Anderson framework. Anderson is technically still good law. But the Supreme Court watered down Anderson’s balancing test so severely in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board (2008) that it’s unclear whether Anderson still provides any meaningful safeguard against laws enacted primarily to disenfranchise voters. Crawford was an early challenge to what was, at the time, a cutting-edge method of restricting the franchise: strict voter ID laws. Proponents of such laws, which require voters to show a photo ID before they can cast a ballot, typically claim that they are necessary to prevent anyone from impersonating a voter at the polls. But this kind of voter fraud is so rare that it barely exists. A study by Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt, who led much of the Justice Department’s voting rights work in the Obama administration, uncovered only 35 credible allegations of in-person voter fraud among the 834 million ballots cast in the 2000-2014 elections. A Wisconsin study found seven cases of any kind of fraud among the 3 million votes cast in the 2004 election — and none were the kind that could be prevented by voter ID. In 2014, Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz, a Republican, announced the results of a two-year investigation into election misconduct within his state. He found zero cases of voter impersonation at the polls. The primary opinion in Crawford was only able to identify one case of in-person voter fraud at the polls in the preceding 140 years. So, under Anderson’s framework, the Indiana voter ID law at issue in Crawford should have been struck down. A state’s power to regulate elections is at its nadir when it targets an imaginary or virtually nonexistent problem. Yet the Court allowed Indiana’s voter ID law to go into effect in Crawford. The Court’s conservatives were unanimous in favor of this result, but it’s worth noting that the vote in Crawford was 6-3 with the five conservative justices splitting between two separate opinions. The primary opinion in Crawford was authored by Justice John Paul Stevens, a moderate Gerald Ford appointee who frequently voted with the Court’s liberal bloc. Stevens later described Crawford as “a fairly unfortunate decision.” And, shortly after Stevens’s death in 2019, election law scholar Rick Hasen speculated that Stevens’s opinion in Crawford may have been a “tactical move that saved the country from a much worse decision” — Stevens’s opinion was joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, who might have joined a more radical opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia if Stevens hadn’t voted for a conservative outcome. Regardless of why the justices voted the way they did in Crawford, however, the decision was still a disaster for voting rights. It established that states may enact laws restricting the franchise, even if the only justification for the law is an imaginary or greatly exaggerated problem. The Court dismantled key protections against racist election laws Beyond the balancing test recognized by cases like Anderson, federal law is also supposed to provide very robust safeguards against racial discrimination in elections. The most potent provision of the federal Voting Rights Act was Section 5 of the law, which required that states and local governments with a history of racist voting practices “preclear” any new voting rules — either with the Justice Department or with a federal court in Washington, DC — before those new rules could take effect. The idea was to stop racist election rules from ever having a chance to disenfranchise anyone. Section 5, moreover, provided very broad protection against racial voter discrimination in the jurisdictions where it applied. Under Section 5, covered states and local governments were required to seek preclearance for any new “voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure with respect to voting.” And preclearance would be denied if the new election rule had either the “purpose” or the “effect of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race or color.” Before the Supreme Court effectively eliminated this preclearance regime in Shelby County v. Holder (2013), nine states were subject to preclearance on a statewide basis. That included Arizona, Georgia, and Texas. Before Shelby County, in other words, Texas would not have been allowed to implement a law that shuts down voting precincts in primarily Black and brown neighborhoods. Similarly, Georgia’s entire voter suppression law would be subject to preclearance, as would any new action taken under that law — such as a decision by state-level Republicans to take over local election boards in Atlanta, or to use their control of local election administration to shut down polling locations in Black communities. The premise of Shelby County was that it was unfair to single out the particular jurisdictions that were previously subject to preclearance because those jurisdictions no longer engaged in the kind of “‘pervasive,’ ‘flagrant,’ ‘widespread,’ and ‘rampant’ discrimination” that characterized the Jim Crow era. As Roberts wrote for the Court in Shelby County, “there is no denying ... that the conditions that originally justified [preclearance] no longer characterize voting in the covered jurisdictions.” Perhaps. But, as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously wrote in dissent, the fully operational Voting Rights Act was one of the primary reasons Jim Crow voter suppression waned in the latter part of the 20th century. “Throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes,” Ginsburg clapped back at Roberts, “is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.” Ginsburg’s warning now seems prescient, as many of the same states that were once subject to preclearance are now racing to enact laws disenfranchising voters. It’s going to get worse Decisions like Crawford and Shelby County were handed down when the relatively moderate conservative Justice Kennedy held the balance of power on the Supreme Court, when Justice Ginsburg was still alive, and when Amy Coney Barrett was still an obscure law professor at Notre Dame. Now that Kennedy and Ginsburg are no longer around, the Court’s new majority is likely to make significant new incursions on the right to vote. The Supreme Court heard a case in March, for example, that could potentially dismantle what remains of the Voting Rights Act. Although several of the justices seemed disinclined at oral argument to eliminate all of the nation’s safeguards against racist election laws in one fell swoop, this case is still likely to weaken the Voting Rights Act even further, opening the door to more voter suppression laws. The conservative justices, meanwhile, are pushing a radical doctrine that would give state legislatures an unprecedented new power to enact new election laws — even if those laws are vetoed by the governor or struck down by the state’s courts. As Justice Neil Gorsuch described this doctrine, “the Constitution provides that state legislatures — not federal judges, not state judges, not state governors, not other state officials — bear primary responsibility for setting election rules.” It’s unclear whether the Court will implement this doctrine or how far it will go in doing so. Of the six conservative justices, only four currently endorse Gorsuch’s approach. Roberts has backed it in the past, but he stepped away from that view in an opinion last October. This means that the decision likely comes down to the recently confirmed Justice Barrett, who has not been on the Court long enough to reveal whether she agrees with Gorsuch. If taken to its logical extreme, Gorsuch’s proposed rule could skew elections even further toward the Republican Party. It could potentially allow gerrymandered state legislatures in states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania to draw congressional maps that will lock Democrats out of power — and then to enact these maps into law even if the states’ Democratic governors attempt to veto the maps. Gorsuch’s approach might also prohibit state supreme courts from enforcing state constitutional provisions that protect voting rights or prohibit gerrymandering. The Supreme Court, in other words, is signaling that it is not inclined to protect voting rights — and that it may even be inclined to further dismantle existing rules that protect our democracy. Republican state lawmakers are as capable of reading these signals as anyone else. And so it should come as no surprise that we are seeing the kinds of voter suppression bills that we are now seeing in places like Georgia, Florida, Texas, and Arizona.
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How $5 could solve your biggest renters insurance conundrum
Lemonade built an app-controlled insurance company for renters and homeowners to get low-cost coverage in seconds. Literally, seconds.
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She was tired of seeing Black stereotypes on TV. So she started her own streaming service
When DeShuna Spencer sat in front of her TV to scroll through her options, she noticed a glaring problem: Nobody looked like or was representative of the people she knew. Specifically, there were no Black characters or directors with whom she felt a connection.
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Mustafa Qadiri Charged With Using COVID Loans to Buy a Ferrari, Bentley and Lamborghini
Qadiri is accused of fraudulently obtaining $5 million through the Payment Protection Program.
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How will the tax reform legislation impact the middle class?
Julie Pace, Ramesh Ponnuru, Ron Brownstein and Ezra Klein discuss the political impact tax reform legislation could have on the Republican Party and what Flynn's plea deal means for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
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W.H. Budget Director Mulvaney lays out the goals of GOP tax reform
Director of the White House Office of Budget and Management Mick Mulvaney discusses the goals of Congress' tax reform bills and the threat of another government shutdown.
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Sen. King says tax reform vote might be the most important vote of his career
Senator Angus King, I-Maine, discusses the passage of the Senate tax reform bill and the progress made so far in the Senate Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation with "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson.
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Chinese TV maker spies on consumers: reports
Skyworth also sells TV models in the U.S. market and was a major presence at CES 2020.
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Sen. Graham says Trump has the right approach to North Korea
Senator Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, lays out the Trump administration's policy towards North Korea and expresses confidence in the administration's national security team.
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Sen. Graham: "Mike Flynn would know if there was collusion"
Senator Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, joins "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson to discuss Michael Flynn's plea deal and the Trump administration's policy towards North Korea.
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Angels snap 5-game skid, blast Dodgers 9-2 in Freeway Series
David Fletcher drove in three runs on three hits, Shohei Ohtani had two RBI doubles and the Los Angeles Angels snapped their five-game losing streak with a 9-2 victory over the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
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Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO: CDC guidelines for cruises are ‘stupid’
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19 grills and BBQ accessories on sale just in time for summer
Summer’s nearly here; you can almost feel it in the air! And that means BBQ season is around the corner, too. Check out these great deals on BBQ tools and accessories, on sale just in time for summer.
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Calendar: Week of December 4
From Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" to the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.
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Nature: Montana mountains
We leave you this Sunday Morning with an early taste of winter, in the mountains near Anaconda, Montana. Videographer: Brad Markel.
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April's disappointing jobs report proves the Fed shouldn't hike rates
Help-wanted signs are cropping up everywhere and reports of labor shortages with them. Does this mean the US has achieved the "substantial further progress" toward labor-market healing that the Federal Reserve is seeking? More importantly, is it time for Fed policymakers to start reversing their easy monetary policy and raising interest rates? The answer remains "no" to both questions.
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In search of traditional Turkish sweets
In the kitchens and bakeries of Istanbul, the Ottoman Empire lives on, with sugary treats that may date back more than a thousand years. Holly Williams takes a tour of delicacies, from baklava and kunefe, to a sweet milky pudding whose ingredients include chicken.
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Faith Salie on Word of the Year
"Sunday Morning" Contributor Faith Salie offers some contenders for "Word of the Year," noting that the words that speak of our culture are becoming more and more political - and divisive.
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Sunday Profile: Warren Buffett
Jane Pauley interviews the chairman of the board, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, the world's third-largest public company, who may be the most successful investor in history. And to hear him tell it, Warren Buffett is having nothing but fun.
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Tough love, and a lasting friendship
As a drug treatment court judge in Shakopee, Minn., the Honorable Chris Wilton has seen some pretty desperate cases, but none moreso than the heroin addict who first appeared before him in the spring of 2014 named Jennifer Jensen. Steve Hartman reports on a judge whose toughness resulted in an ending that would soften any heart.
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Lindor, Mets rally after dugout dustup; blame vermin debate
Francisco Lindor blamed his apparent dugout dustup with Jeff McNeil on a runaway rodent. One saw a rat, he claimed, and the other a raccoon.
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How Ashley Graham fit into the fashion world
Ashley Graham says she was told early on she wouldn't succeed in a modeling world known for stick-thin women. Agents told her she would never be on the cover of a magazine because she was "too fat." Instead, she became the first curvy model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Graham talked to "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King about rising above the bullying she suffered in school; how the term "plus-size" is divisive to women; and the advice she gives to girls who ask about pursuing a career in modeling.
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Italy's Leaning Tower is back in business
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A Pearl Harbor hero finally recognized
David Martin marks the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a report on a long-unsung hero of that day: Boatswain's Mate Second Class Joseph L. George, whose actions saved the lives of six crewmen from the flaming hulk of the USS Arizona, but whose identity was unknown for decades.
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Young Queen Elizabeth’s crush on Prince Philip revealed in friend’s diaries
Alathea Fitzalan Howard's diaries offer a fascinating glimpse of the sweet, simple, somewhat awkward young girl who would become Queen Elizabeth II.
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Ashley Graham on proudly displaying her cellulite
In this extended interview clip, the curvy model talks to CBS News' Gayle King about the teasing she got in school, and how she came to embrace her size.
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Ashley Graham on her Sports Illustrated cover
In this extended interview clip, model Ashley Graham talks to CBS News' Gayle King about appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and what it represented for curvy women.
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Column: Hart catcher Matt Quintanar is destined to play baseball for a long time
Hart High's Matt Quintanar plays baseball with a contagious amount of savviness and enthusiasm. His coach predicts a bright futrue for the catcher.
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