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Navalny transferred to hospital as concerns mount over jailed Kremlin critic's health
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny has been moved from a penal colony to a regional hospital for prisoners east of Moscow as concerns grow over his health.
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Obama addresses "despicable" attack on Dallas police
President Obama condemned the Thursday night ambush of the Dallas police officers. He is in Warsaw, Poland for two days of meetings with European Union and NATO leaders. Margaret Brennan, who is traveling with the president, reports.
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Ex-Dallas cop on police ambush, improving community-officer relations
John Matthews, a former Dallas police officer and now the executive director of the Community Safety Institute, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what police departments could do in response to the police ambush and how people can build partnerships to improve community-police relations.
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How the Dallas protest turned deadly
CBS News' Omar Villafranca has the latest on the deadly shooting in Dallas, where multiple snipers killed 5 police officers.
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Nationwide security concerns after Dallas protest massacre
CBS News security consultant Ron Hosko joins CBSN to discuss public safety during #BlackLivesMatter protests.
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Schieffer on TX police ambush, deadly MN and LA police shootings
Former chief Washington correspondent and "Face the Nation" moderator Bob Schieffer, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the Dallas police ambush and the week of deadly police shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana.
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Minneapolis becomes fortress ahead of verdict in George Floyd trial
Minneapolis looks like a military fortress ahead of the George Floyd murder trial verdict — with fears heightened by a drive-by shooting targeting some of the thousands of National Guard members trying to protect the city. The Minnesota city had already dramatically increased security ahead of the trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin — ramping it...
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Special Report: Dallas suspect said he wanted to kill whites
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Police Chief David Brown spoke Friday morning about one of the suspects that targeted police. Brown said the man was upset with white people and police due to the recent killings of black men, and that he wanted to kill whites. Brown also revealed that the suspect was killed when police used a robot to detonate an explosive device.
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NAACP president pushes for policies after Dallas police ambush
Dallas police officers were shot by snipers Thursday night during a protest against this week's police killings of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. NAACP president and CEO Cornell William Brooks joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the message he draws from the attack.
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Pastor who helped lead Dallas rally recounts aftermath of police ambush
Pastor Michael W. Waters was helping to lead a peaceful rally in Dallas over deadly police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota before the police ambush Thursday night. The protest was coming to an end when he heard gunshots. Waters joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what he witnessed.
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US money men, a Russian oligarch and a sheikh are among owners of 12 breakaway clubs
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Video: UFC 261 'Countdown' for Uriah Hall vs. Chris Weidman 2
Did you miss the debut of UFC 261 "Countdown" or just want to watch it again? Check out the main card middleweight fight preview now.       Related StoriesUFC adds Billy Quarantillo vs. Herbert Burns to July 17 eventDrew Dober vs. Brad Riddell in the works for UFC 263 in JuneAndrei Arlovski happy with UFC on ESPN 22 win, but 'my coaches gave me some some sh*t' 
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Mayor Rawlings: "Very ironic" Dallas police were targeted in ambush
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, who has been leading his city through the unprecendented tragedy of Thursday night's police ambush, joins "CBS This Morning" from Dallas to give the latest updates on the investigation.
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Eye Opener: Cities brace for unrest over end of Chauvin trial
With frustration against excessive policing on display in the streets, cities across the country are preparing for the end of the Derek Chauvin trial. Also, six people were killed in less than 24 hours after separate shootings in Wisconsin and Texas. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
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Two Minnesota officers on leave as shooting details emerge
The Dallas protest interrupted by sniper fire was one of several around the country Thursday night protesting deadly police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. Anna Werner reports from St. Paul, Minnesota, with new details about Wednesday's police shooting of Philando Castile.
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Eyewitnesses recount horror of Dallas police ambush
Gunfire broke out in Dallas Thursday night during a peaceful protest of this week's deadly police shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. At least two snipers ambushed police in a coordinated attack. Dallas police say five officers were killed. Here are the sights and sounds as the chaos unfolded.
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Witness who live streamed Dallas police ambush recalls "terrifying" scene
Michael Bautista was nearby when he says a barrage of bullets were exchanged between snipers and Dallas police. Bautista joins "CBS This Morning" to recount what he saw.
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Texas attorney general on police ambush investigation
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how snipers ambushed Dallas police during a peaceful protest Thursday night.
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Man detained as 'out of control' Cape Town fires continue to rage
A man has been detained in relation to the "out of control" fires in Cape Town, which began on Sunday morning and continues to blaze 24 hours later.
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Here are the things Democrats are claiming to be ‘infrastructure’ in spending debate
Over the past several weeks, prominent Democrats in Washington have claimed that items ranging from caregiving, to climate action, to the Everglades ecosystem in South Florida are all examples of infrastructure.
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The Health 202: Trump tried to shrink Medicaid. Here's how Biden will try to expand it.
The new administration is easing enrollment rules and nudging states to expand the program.
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Special Report: Obama addresses "despicable" Dallas attacks
President Obama spoke in Warsaw, Poland Friday morning about an ambush on police in Dallas that left five officers dead, and seven other people wounded. He vowed that those involved in the attack would be brought to justice and expressed his support for law enforcement. Obama is in Poland for meetings with European leaders.
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Green Bay Packers avoid no-show risk by making first four weeks of offseason program virtual
The Packers are in a different situation than many teams because so many of their players have lucrative workout bonuses that require them to attend.       
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Snipers kill five Dallas police, several suspects in custody
Shooting in Downtown Dallas began near the end of a protest over the fatal police shootings of two men in Louisiana and Minnesota. Five police officers were killed, and six other officers and one civilian were injured. Manuel Bujorquez reports.
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Sister: Women caught in Dallas crossfire shielded son from gunfire
A civilian injured in the Dallas shootings was a mother who attending the protests with her children. She was shot in the leg. The woman's sister spoke about the incident outside the hospital.
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Injured officer's daughter and father speak out
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Officer Misty McBride was one of the police officers injured in the Dallas attacks. Her 10-year-old daughter and father spoke to reporters outside a hospital after visiting McBride.
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NASA Mars Photos Show Ingenuity Helicopter's Historic First Flight
The little helicopter flew in the early hours of Monday, and photos were beamed back to Earth hours later. It marks the first time humanity has conducted powered flight on another planet.
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'The Circle' Season 3 Casting: How to Apply for the Next Season of the Netflix Show
"The Circle" may have only just begun its second season on Netflix, but applications are already open for potential future seasons of the social media reality show.
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Fifth police officer dies after Dallas shooting
The Dallas Police Department has confirmed that a fifth police officer has died after snipers opened fire on what had been a peaceful protest. Eleven officers were shot Thursday night in Dallas.
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The Times' high school basketball rankings
A first look at the top 25 high school baskeball teams in the Southland.
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2021 NFL mock draft: What might happen in first round if Cowboys, Broncos trade up?
Quarterbacks are the focal point of the NFL draft, but a tight end could become the talk of the first round if the Cowboys trade up for Kyle Pitts.      
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Mistaken Dallas shooting "suspect" describes ordeal
Mark Hughes was considered a person of interest in the Dallas protest shooting. But while the world was seeing his picture, he was talking with police, and video shows him turning the gun he was carrying over to police moments after the shooting occurred. Hughes and his brother Cory spoke with Dallas CBS affiliate KTVT.
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Hernández: Padres are for real, and maybe the Dodgers should be nervous
The Dodgers might have taken two of three games in their series with the Padres, but it's clear they can ill afford to take San Diego lightly.
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The World Changed a Lot Since 1986. The Politics of Immigration Hasn't | Opinion
While Congress should pass President Joe Biden's important citizenship bill, our immigration problems will linger until we all begin to imagine our future rather than content ourselves with fixing problems currently before us.
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The Interior Lives of Hoarders
Tomas Schuler / EyeEm / Getty I cannot remember whether I knew what compulsive hoarding was before 2009. Likely not. That year, the TV network A&E put the disorder on the cultural radar in an unparalleled way with its show Hoarders. The series introduced a public audience to a sometimes-private struggle—the obsessive need to acquire objects, coupled with the fear of letting them go—and offered its participants mental-health resources and extensive cleaning services. But it aimed to horrify viewers, too, with its footage of gawking neighbors and close-ups on maggot-filled refrigerators, set to a horror-movie-esque soundtrack. The show attempts the impossible union of a serious psychological analysis with the flair of television; its appeal suggests a fascination with witnessing people’s pain as well as a shared curiosity about our attachments to stuff. The premiere recorded 2.5 million viewers, at the time one of the largest audiences of a premiere in A&E’s history. Now in its 12th season, Hoarders remains one of its most popular shows.I’m an avid reality-TV fan—Plathville, the Real Housewives franchise, and My Strange Addiction all make my rotation—but I’ve always found Hoarders nearly too unsettling to watch. It is not just that I’m seeing people at their most vulnerable as they work through their trauma; it’s that I frequently feel repulsed by them, as I’m supposed to. Every episode ends with what is framed as a redemption: Dumpsters dropped off outside the house, cleaners in respirators disposing of junk, psychologists on hand to reassure participants of the need to let go. Every story ends with an offer of treatment. But if you’re like me, you won’t research whether they’ve successfully been rehabilitated. If they haven’t, the fantasy of the show’s support vanishes. All that’s left is our voyeurism.In an attempt to mitigate my own discomfort, I’ve tried to find an episode that feels more helpful than sensational. I haven’t quite found one. Instead, I’ve found Laura from Season 3, a 47-year-old writer with Stage 4 colon cancer. Her husband, Wayne, a psychologist, has stood by her for 15 years, despite what he calls the “over-accumulation” of stuff in their home. Laura’s two daughters have had their lives upended by their mother’s hoarding: Stephanie, 20, and her young daughter have moved back in to care for Laura. Michelle, 23, struggles with her resentment toward her mother. “I’ve felt before that she chooses these things over me and my sister,” she says, and even if it’s more complicated than that, she isn’t wrong.The TV cameras are not generous: They pan across black mold crawling like moss up the walls; they capture Stephanie’s toddler stumbling over boxes strewn on the floor; they land on dilapidated furniture and dust bunnies twice the size of actual bunnies. Laura’s A&E-appointed psychologist calls the house “probably the worst … I’ve ever been in, in terms of the smell.” The cleanup is almost unbearable to watch. At one point, the camera zooms in on Laura’s face as she cries in the kitchen; she is stricken with guilt for raising her children in this home. Laura is having what might be the worst day of her life, on national television. I’m lying in bed eating chocolate-covered almonds, watching.I imagined that I’d cycle through the same revulsion, pity, and then shame while reading Kate Durbin’s new poetry collection, Hoarders. I suspected that it wouldn’t be able to avoid sensationalism and doubted that a series of poems could really say something new about hoarding. But Durbin’s work has what the A&E show lacks: a capacious sense of humanity, a nuanced understanding of how consumerism might shape compulsions, and a deeply expressed empathy for the subtleties of life under capitalism.Durbin’s characters collect all manner of things: food, plants, books, dolls, novelties. Some of them are loosely inspired by the real-life people appearing in shows such as Hoarders, though Durbin’s fictionalized depictions grant them more freedom. In this reinvention, each character’s own narration takes precedence over the more salacious details of their disorder, bringing us into their personal, sometimes painful, worlds. Each poem consists of connected fragments, little piles. Each stanza reads like a conversation between the person and their stuff. In italics is the character’s inner world. Bleeding into it, unitalicized, is a catalog of objects. As if to say, This here is my wound, and that there is my elixir.Take the first poem, “Marlena,” which follows a woman’s storybook romance to its downfall: But after our daughter was born, my husband started dating other women secretly dozens of Louis Vuitton bags under the bed Connecting Marlena’s circumstances with the objects that weigh her down forces us to reevaluate both. Are the Louis Vuitton bags the symptom of a dissolving relationship? Is the relationship a symptom of a larger trauma? Rampant consumerism is everywhere in these poems, but the stuff is treated with tenderness—sometimes even anthropomorphized. A mother treats her childhood dolls almost as if she’s cradling a small, innocent part of herself: In the kids’ rooms, I have a lot of storage of my dolls too two Bratz dolls huddled on a tiny bed; the pink haired one is holding herself as if she is cold; the other has green skin, a tattered shirt, and a leg brace; next to the Bratz is a their-size Christmas tree The pink-haired Bratz doll holding herself is an embodied gesture; she might even have the capability to feel cold. (I’m reminded of the phenomenon of users naming their Roombas and then not being able to bear replacing them if they malfunctioned.) In some cases, Durbin doesn’t humanize objects so much as imbue them with a perpetual sense of possibility, as with the belongings of one couple, Noah and Allie, who are “omnivores for every kind of information”: You can find a book about anything Crocheting for Dummies, Screenwriting for Dummies, Organic Chemistry for Dummies, British Sign Language for Dummies … The pair are an outlier in the collection, because they’re able to bond over the magnitude of their stuff. A reader might almost forget that their hoarding was a problem, might even begin to see it as a sweet quirk. Of course, the outcome is just as dangerous: “Books behind the front door, collapsing.” Noah has a health condition and Allie knows that an EMT would have a hell of a time navigating through the piles and piles of books in an emergency. A&E / Screaming Flea Prod. / Everett Collection The poems themselves are cluttered, yet their vibrancy is hard to overstate. Durbin astutely marries content and meaning, overwhelming the reader while dialing into our internal monstrous consumer. Why is swimming in this brand soup so exciting? I suppose because I recognize myself there, in a Luna-bar wrapper, a Safeway bag with shriveled lettuce, Drew Barrymore’s Home Collection. I know them all. A typical passage might feel anxiety-producing, disgusting, thrilling, or deeply relatable, sometimes all at once: That was really when I started the snowball effect of all this collecting hundreds of Beanie Babies watching as she shops on eBay; Beanie Baby reindeer, Beanie Baby bat, Beanie Baby panda, Beanie Baby lemur, Beanie Baby snow leopard, Beanie Baby harp seal, Princess Diana Beanie Baby bear; inside the Beanie Babies, legs of smothered Barbies jut out into the air As a kid of the ’90s, I feel an almost erotic desire reading this passage. I recall my Princess Diana Beanie, with small teeth marks on her heart-shaped tag, courtesy of my childhood dog. I cannot think of that baby without thinking of how I always wanted more, how I wanted all of the babies, piled into one of those above-the-bed stuffed-animal nets I’d seen advertised in Sears catalogs.The pleasure I feel in remembering these Beanie Babies is the real achievement of Durbin’s work. To read it is to attach oneself to something mentioned in its pages—an object, a brand, a trauma, a moment. The effect is something like empathy, which brings a reader closer to an experience they might otherwise feel scandalized by or distanced from. These characters are extreme, but are they not also understandable?My attachment to stuff is very different from that of the people in Durbin’s book, or the participants on A&E’s Hoarders. But I recognize myself in Durbin’s hoarders. I think of them as whole because there’s a humanity on the page that doesn’t exist on the screen.Reading these poems makes me curious about my own attachment to objects—how they promise to transform me and, inevitably, turn into obstacles. Sometimes looking around at what I’ve amassed prompts a deep fatigue: piles of clothes, unread books, wrappers, bottles of antidepressants, boxes of sentimental cards, photos, buttons, scraps, receipts, cat toys. When I move from one apartment to another, I donate several trash bags full of stuff and feel relief; so little in life can be let go of as easily as a box of old cassette tapes, novelty graphic tees, and chipped coffee mugs.[Read: The privilege of clutter]But in truth, the reward for letting go is attaching once again. My joy is in the impulsive thrill of acquiring, predicated on a belief that the best version of myself requires the constant consumption of products. The journey of e-commerce—selecting something, placing it in my cart, confirming my order, tracking the package to my doorstep—might not make me happy, but it is the arc of my desire.That consumer cycle would seem relevant to the A&E’s Hoarders conversation. But the show, which tends to prompt the question “How did things get so bad?,” nonetheless seems unconcerned with understanding hoarding as a symptom (an egregious one, but a symptom nonetheless) of capitalism. Durbin, however, is deeply interested in this connection. Because of that, her focus is different. The excrement and the dust are still there, but she also shows us the items a camera might move right past, ones that could tell a more intimate story: “still life of grapes spilling out of a bowl,” “Ancient Rome Gladiator Barbie,” “Mount Rushmore replica.” Durbin encourages us to recognize our urges in these characters’ need to collect, and by extension, our complicity in consumerism. After reading this list, “cracked pineapple jar with something black inside” somehow does not repulse me.Durbin does not offer solutions to hoarding, does not condemn it or ask us to approve of it. Rather, she unboxes these lives for us. What the collection offers in its hypnotic fullness is perhaps akin to a hoarder’s serenity prayer, like the wall sign found among one character’s belongings that reads LORD, HELP ME TO DO WHAT I CAN, WHERE I AM, WITH WHAT I HAVE.After I watched Laura’s episode of Hoarders, I tried to remember something about her that seemed to bring her happiness, and which objects might have represented that happiness to her. She was a writer, but didn’t mention writing bringing her any joy. No amount of clever camerawork could skew the obvious love Laura and her daughters had for one another—even if that love felt like fear at times, or resentment. I think of Wayne, who stayed despite it all. Somewhere in the floor-to-ceiling boxes must have been old anniversary cards from him, family photo albums, manuscripts in progress. If you watch closely enough, you can see Stephanie’s old art projects still hung on the walls.There is empathy to be felt in this story—it just requires more unearthing. I wonder how different Laura’s episode might have been if Durbin had written it as a poem. Maybe it could have gone: “I’m Laura, mother of two beautiful daughters and one granddaughter box of Pampers diapers, line of pill bottles along the kitchen counter, old manuscript in bankers box, Michelle’s macaroni necklace, red wagon wheels on green yarn.”In the final scene, all of Laura’s stuff is gone and the whole family is gathered comfortably in the living room. According to the logic of the show, the clean house, not the family’s resilience, is their redemption. Instead of dividing Laura’s life into a horrific before and a peaceful after, I wish A&E had shown its mundane fullness and complicated joys alongside the pain and the trash. If less time had been spent discussing the odor of the basement, perhaps more time could have been spent acknowledging the heavy lift of loving the most broken parts of one another.
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Man detained as 'out of control' Cape Town fires continue to rage
A man has been detained in relation to the "out of control" fires in Cape Town, which began on Sunday morning continues to blaze 24 hours later.
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Alexei Navalny moved to prison hospital amid fears he could die at ‘any minute’
Russia's penitentiary service said Monday that it was transferring ailing dissident Alexei Navalny, who is on the 20th day of a hunger strike, to a prison hospital -- amid grave fears for his health.
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Relatives of injured Dallas police officer speaks
In the aftermath of the shooting in Dallas, at least one injured police officer is in good condition. Relatives of the officer spoke with Dallas CBS affiliate KTVT.
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FBI Director James Comey testifies on Clinton email case
FBI Director James Comey testified following the decision to close the case on Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. CBS news chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford joins CBSN to discuss.
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Former president and CEO of NAACP on deadly shootings
Two separate police shootings have left two black men dead. The deadly shootings have sparked outrage and nationwide protests. Former president and CEO of the NAACP Ben Jealous joins CBSN from Baltimore.
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11 People Shot, 3 Officers Killed in Dallas
A peaceful protest of the recent officer-involved shootings was shattered by gunfire in Dallas Thursday night. The Dallas Police Department says two snipers shot 11 officers, killing three. Dallas Police Chief David Brown and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings held a press conference regarding the shooting.
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Biden preparing for 'tinderbox' with country on edge ahead of verdict in Chauvin trial
President Joe Biden is keeping a watchful eye on this week's closing arguments in the Minneapolis trial of Derek Chauvin, fearful that a controversial verdict could inflame new racial tensions and further escalate a deepening crisis in confidence with the nation's police forces.
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Outcry and condemnation: world reacts to 'very damaging' European Super League
The news of plans for 12 of Europe's top football teams to break away and form a European Super League has shocked and outraged the footballing and wider world.
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Outcry and condemnation: Reaction to 'very damaging' Super League
The news of plans for 12 of Europe's top football teams to break away and form a European Super League has shocked and outraged the footballing and wider world.
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7 L.A. men charged with firebombing African Americans' homes
Seven men from Los Angeles were charged with firebombing homes of African Americans in 2014. They were charged in a ten-count indictment unsealed in federal court recently. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid joins CBSN with the latest details.
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Witness describes Dallas shootings
A witness to the shootings in Dallas describes the scene to CBS News' David Begnaud.
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Thanks, bitcoin! Traders say goodbye to quiet weekends
Like kicking back and relaxing over the weekend? Then you probably don't want to trade cryptocurrencies.
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Thanks, bitcoin! Traders say goodbye to quiet weekends
Like kicking back and relaxing over the weekend? Then you probably don't want to trade cryptocurrencies.
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