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Historic roller coasters you can you still ride

Roller Coasters have been thrilling Americans since Coney Island opened The Switchback Railway in 1884. The coaster business boomed in the 1920s and since then, the ride has become an amusement park staple and a thrill seeker's favorite. The Atlantic's senior editor Derek Thompson joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to talk about some of the oldest roller coasters that are still in operation across the country.
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Here’s What’s Sparking Tension Again Between Russia and Ukraine
Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula ignited the tensest standoff between Moscow and the West since the Cold War and the region has been deadlocked ever since. Now, Russia is exacerbating the wound by massing troops near its neighbor’s contested eastern regions, raising concerns that the two sides could be dragged into a heightened military confrontation.
How Workplace Sexism Is Roiling Australian Politics
When it comes to judging someone’s words or deeds, Australians often resort to a casual barometer known as the “pub test.” If the locals are OK with it, then it’s deemed socially or culturally acceptable. By that standard, people across the country delivered a resounding verdict -- no -- in response to allegations of sexual harassment that reached into both the government and Parliament. The biggest crowds in decades -- tens of thousands of women and men -- rallied in March to demand greater fem
These penguins are not a fan of opera
Penguins run for the hills after opera singer Nick Allen belts an improptu song to the colony. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has more.
80-year-old tortoise hatches nine babies
An 80-year-old Galapagos tortoise at a zoo in Zurich hatched nine babies. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has more on the adorable tortoises.
U.S. soldier gives Prince Harry a medal
Prince Harry is taking home a medal from the Invictus Games. A U.S. soldier gave him a medal and asked him to deliver her gold medal to a UK hospital. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has more.
George Zimmerman auctioning off gun used to kill Trayvon Martin
George Zimmerman is trying to sell the gun he killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin with. Zimmerman shot Martin in 2012, but was later acquitted on the basis of self-defense. Mark Strassmann has more.
Makeup artist transforms herself into A-list celebs, claims she's even fooled her boyfriend
Liss Lacao, 29, has recreated the recognizable features of celebrities such as Gordon Ramsay, Dolly Parton, the Queen and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. She's so good, she's even fooled her iPhone — which has facial recognition — and her friends into thinking she was one of the A-listers.
MLB needs to invest in youth to keep baseball alive
As the baseball fan demographic gets older, MLB needs to be investing in youth and diversity.
Indianapolis was already seeing a rising number of homicides when a gunman killed 8 at a FedEx facility
When a gunman killed eight people and wounded several others at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis on Thursday night, the city was already experiencing a plague of rising homicides.
New details in Russian doping scandal
Secretly recorded conversations obtained by "60 Minutes" implicate at least three Russian gold medalists from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for the use of illegal drugs. They were allegedly protected by a massive cover-up that included swapping out "dirty" urine for "clean" urine. Armen Keteyian has more.
Ivanka Trump: My dad's "tough punch" is usually in self-defense
In an interview with Gayle King for the Forbes Women's Summit, Ivanka Trump defended her father's campaign style. She told King that Donald Trump's rhetoric may be harsh, but he had to stand up for himself against his 16 competitors. See more of the interview Friday on "CBS This Morning."
Jane Laut: Why I shot my husband
In her first TV interview, Jane Laut tells "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty that she had no choice the night she shot her husband, Dave. For more, watch "Death of an Olympian" Saturday, May 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
Jane Laut tells detectives her husband was shot by an intruder
Hours after his death, Jane Laut told a homicide detective that her husband, Dave, was shot and killed in their backyard when he went outside to investigate a noise they had both heard. For more, watch "Death of an Olympian," Saturday, May 27 at 9 p.m ET/PT on CBS.
Jane Laut's 911 call
Listen to excerpts of the call Jane Laut made to 911 on Aug. 27, 2009, to report that her husband, Dave, may have been shot by a prowler in the couple's Oxnard, Calif., backyard. For more, watch "Death of an Olympian," Saturday, May 27 at 9 p.m ET/PT on CBS.
Charles Collingwood on Goldwater agitating politics in Europe
In this video, CBS News correspondent Charles Collingwood discusses 1964 GOP presidential nominee Barry Goldwater's impact on European politics. Many European leaders viewed the senator as an agitator and feared how he might influence their policy.
Erin Moriarty fires a single-action revolver while researching the Laut case
"48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty does some hands-on research on the type of gun used by Jane Laut to shoot her husband, Dave. For more, watch "Death of an Olympian," Saturday, May 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
Watch: Dangerous "Knock Out Game" is the newest trend on the streets
A dangerous new trend on the streets encourages knocking out unsuspecting people. Disturbing video shows teens attacking random people on the street as part of the game.
Rumors about Caitlyn Jenner "de-transitioning" dispelled
After a report claimed Caitlyn Jenner was considering "de-transitioning," a representative for Jenner refuted the claim, calling it "idiotic." The former Olympian and reality show star has been a vocal advocate for transgender people.
Rays get best revenge for past Yankees beanings: ‘Win games’
The Yankees hit the Rays again. The Rays punched the Yankees in the mouth. The ongoing beanball war between the rivals mostly paused Friday and the fight never got started because the Rays did exactly what they promised to do before the game on the way to an 8-2 victory at Yankee Stadium. “The way...
What do women think of Donald Trump?
Donald Trump has made a number of controversial comments about women, but is still riding high as the presumptive GOP nominee. As the general election approaches, CBS News takes a closer look at female voters' views on Trump. Republican strategist Frank Luntz joins CBSN to discuss the findings of his focus group.
Trump and Ryan find common ground in meeting
After Donald Trump's big meeting with Paul Ryan, the GOP may be a step closer to unification. However, Ryan did not endorse Trump just yet. CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris and CBSN political conributor Leslie Sanchez join CBSN to discuss.
George Zimmerman makes headlines with gun that killed Trayvon Martin
George Zimmerman, the Florida man who claimed self defense in the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, made a move to auction off the gun used in the shooting. But the advertisement was later pulled from an auction site.
Trump and Ryan put happy face on their meeting
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called his meeting with Donald Trump "very productive" but stopped short of endorsing the presumptive nominee. This meeting seems to be a step towards unifying the GOP after a divisive primary season. The Hill editor-in-chief Bob Cusack joins CBSN to discuss.
Pope Francis to study possibility of female deacons
Pope Francis says he is creating a commission to study the possibility of allowing women to serve as deacons in the church. The pontiff revealed the decision during a question and answer session at the Vatican.
Classic Morley Safer interviews on 60 Minutes
What's a "Morley story"? For Safer, they started with great characters including Jackie Gleason, Dolly Parton and Katharine Hepburn
The Sikh community is in mourning as 4 members were among the victims of the Indianapolis mass shooting
The latest mass shooting in the US at a FedEx facility struck deeply into the Sikh community in the Indianapolis area after it suffered the loss of four members in the bloody onslaught.
Donald Trump's tax dodge, and other MoneyWatch headlines
Trump won't release tax returns before election; workers denied bathroom breaks have to wear diapers; Google's new emojis depict professional women. These headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch.
How did Donald Trump's meeting with GOP leaders go?
RNC Chair Reince Priebus called the highly anticipated meeting between Republican candidate Donald Trump and GOP leadership a "positive first step toward party unity." CBSN's Josh Elliott discusses this assessment with CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris, CBSN contributor Leslie Sanchez, Politico's Anna Palmer, and Yahoo's Olivier Knox.
Steve Kroft reflects on Morley Safer's legendary career
After 46 seasons at "60 Minutes," Morley Safer is retiring. His colleague Steve Kroft joins CBSN with highlights of Safer's legendary career.
How Hyperloop could revolutionize transportation
The Hyperloop One may be a big step forward in high-speed public transportation. The project's first public test run was a success. If all goes according to plan, someday travelers could get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in under 30 minutes.
Nets’ James Harden ‘progressing well’ in injury rehab
James Harden has apparently met all his markers during his injury rehab, with Nets general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash both saying the star just needs a few more days of going 4-on-4 or 5-on-5 in practice before he’s cleared to play. Neither would put a timeline on Harden, but he’s expected back...
Is Donald Trump hiding something?
CBS' Nancy Cordes discusses Hillary Clinton's attacks on Donald Trump over his refusal to release his tax returns.
Will Speaker Ryan patch things up with Trump?
CBS' Major Garrett is at the Republican National Committee's headquarters to preview Donald Trump's meeting with GOP leaders in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
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Join "CBS This Morning" for a live 180-degree look at studio
Voke VR is in the "CBS This Morning" studio with their virtual reality cameras. Get a 180-degree look at Studio 57 Friday morning starting at 8:30 a.m. ET.
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Take a food tour with LA Times critic Jonathan Gold
Los Angeles is a wildly diverse treasure trove for food, filled with unique delicacies. For 30 years, Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold has drawn the definitive map to that treasure with his restaurant reviews. "Sunday Morning" correspondent Lee Cowan takes a food tour with the Pulitzer Prize winner.
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Central Park sanctuary reopens after more than 80 years
A secret section of New York's famed Central Park is open for the first time since FDR was president. Michelle Miller previews the newly-unveiled and renovated Hallett Nature Sanctuary.
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Pregnant women advised to continue taking folic acid supplements
A preliminary study about autism is raising concerns in the medical community. Researchers found new mothers with high levels of folic acid and vitamin B12 were more likely to have kids diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Doctors and health officials stress that women should keep taking prenatal supplements proven to prevent other serious birth defects. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the study.
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Think it's healthy? Think again
Supermarkets are full of packaged foods that sound like they're good for your diet and health, but experts say that's not always the case. CBS News' Marlie Hall reports on some common misconceptions.
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Deadly 2013 Texas plant blast deemed "criminal act"
Federal authorities are calling the massive 2013 explosion of a West, Texas, fertilizer plant an intentional criminal act. The blast killed 15 people and injured about 300 others. It was one of the worst industrial disasters in Texas history. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
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Can Trump and GOP leaders find common ground?
Mark Leibovich, New York Times Magazine's chief national correspondent, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump's meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders on Thursday.
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Video captures police beating suspect after chase in N.H.
Police officers in two states are under fire after video captured the officers beating a suspect after the suspect appeared to surrender at the end of a high-speed chase. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has the latest.
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Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton donates day’s pay in honor of Jackie Robinson
Giancarlo Stanton was one of several Yankees to donate their checks for Friday’s game in honor of Jackie Robinson. And Stanton was a rare bright spot on the night the Yankees wore Robinson’s No. 42 to honor the trailblazer. Stanton’s two-run homer in seventh inning, his second of the season, provided the lone runs for...
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Report: Caitlyn Jenner may "de-transition"
Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly considering transitioning back to a man. The reality TV star has allegedly been experiencing "sex change regret." CBSN's Elaine Quijano has more.
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Loneliness won't end when the pandemic ends
The "loneliness epidemic," as some experts call it, was a problem well before Covid-19. It'll take effort to keep it at bay post-pandemic.
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Hyperloop debuts first public test of high-speed transport system
Could you imagine getting from New York to Washington, D.C., in only 30 minutes? The Hyperloop would transport passenger-filled pods through special tubes at 750 miles per hour. Lance Ulanoff, chief correspondent and editor at large of Mashable, was at the test Wednesday and has more on how Hyperloop performed.
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Could eating fruit help prevent breast cancer?
Researchers at Harvard University say high levels of fruit intake as an adolescent may reduce your chance of developing breast cancer. Dr. Devi Nampiamparampil of NYU School Of Medicine joins CBSN with more on this study.
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Is 'Trump effect' driving Latinos to become citizens?
Donald Trump's presidential campaign is sparking a record number of citizenship applications and voter registrations among Latinos. Is Donald Trump really responsible for this? CBSN political contributor and Republican strategist Leslie Sanchez joins CBSN with the latest.
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Paul Ryan calling for party unity ahead of Thursday meeting with Trump
House Speaker Paul Ryan is calling for party unity ahead of Thursday's meeting with Donald Trump. This statement is a change from last week when Ryan said he was not ready to endore Donald Trump. Republican strategist Leslie Sanchez joins CBSN with more on the upcoming meeting.
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