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Homelessness lawyers complain of legal aid 'culture of refusal'

Applications for legal aid in homelessness cases have fallen by 34% in six years

Lawyers who help people in danger of losing their homes claim they are being forced to take on cases at their own financial risk as the Legal Aid Agency adopts a “culture of refusal”.

Applications for legal aid in homelessness cases have tumbled despite a steep rise in the number of street sleepers over the past six years, the agency’s figures show.

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Postal service warns nearly every state it may not be able to deliver ballots in time based on current election rules
The US Postal Service warned almost all of the 50 states and Washington, DC, that voters could be at risk of not getting their ballots back to election offices in time to be counted because election rules are not compatible with the time needed for delivery and return of absentee ballots through the mail, according to letters released on Friday night.
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Carolina Herrera on her life in the fashion world
Fashion designer Carolina Herrera started her business at age 40, and has now created a billion dollar empire. Herrera sat down with "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell to discuss designing for runway shows, first ladies and Lady Gaga.
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Harris could attract more Asian-American voters to support Biden
Because of her Indian American heritage, Harris may be able to attract Asian Americans, the fastest growing voting demographic.
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Kaine blames 'misogyny' and 'double standards' for Clinton's 2016 loss, sees similar treatment for Harris
"Misogyny" and "double standards" were a "major reason" Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump four years ago, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Friday before claiming that presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Kama Harris is facing similar issues this time around.
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For The Beatles, coming to America meant success
Three people who knew The Beatles well -- Peter Asher, Pattie Boyd, and Mick Jones -- talk about the band's early years and what it meant to make their U.S. debut. Anthony Mason hosted the panel as part of the CBS News live event, "50 Years: The Beatles," at the Ed Sullivan Theater on Feb. 9, 2014, the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first U.S. performance.
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2/10: Is Atlanta ready for more snow?; Lake Superior's ice caves offer glimpse of nature's fleeting beauty
A new potentially dangerous storm has states across the South preparing for another round of freezing rain, ice and snow; and, while brutal winter conditions have caused dangerous travel, power outages and general frustration across the country, in some places, the frigid temperatures have also created great beauty.
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Does an egalitarian marriage lead to less sex?
Author of The New York Times Magazine's cover story, "Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex" psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb, and sex therapist Sari Cooper join the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to discuss equality, marriage and sex lives.
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Some neck gaiters may be worse than no mask at all, study shows
Researchers from Duke University found that the neck gaiter they tested was "worse than nothing."
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UN Security Council rejects US resolution to extend Iran arms embargo
The U.N. Security Council on Friday rejected a U.S. resolution to extend a thirteen-years-old arms embargo on Iran due to expire in October -- a move that will likely result in the U.S. attempting to extend the embargo unilaterally.
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Bill Murray on celebrated career, "The Monuments Men"
Actor and comedian Bill Murray sat down with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose to discuss his long career, new film "The Monuments Men" and his approach to comedy.
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2/9: From drought to flood in Northern California; killer ex-cop confrontation one year later
A powerful stream of moisture is bringing much-needed precipitation to drought-stricken parts of Northern California. For many areas, though, the heavy rain, wind and snow are too much; and,It was a year ago this week that the pursuit of a former LA cop and accused killer Christopher Dorner reached its climax. Carter Evans recalls being on the front lines of the final confrontation.
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Epstein accuser alleging abuse by Victoria’s Secret honcho knew his ‘sexual hang ups’: docs
A Jeffrey Epstein accuser used details about former Victoria Secret head Les Wexner’s tastes in lingerie to accuse him of sexual abuse, according to newly unsealed court documents. The documents were unsealed Friday in the Manhattan federal court legal battle between Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz and Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre. Dershowitz claims Giuffre is...
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DOJ says Yale is discriminating against Asian and White applicants
Yale denied the allegation, calling it "meritless" and "hasty."
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Bill Gates-backed vaccine maker CureVac shares nearly triple in Nasdaq debut
Shares of German biotechnology firm CureVac nearly tripled in their Nasdaq debut Friday, marking the first stock market debut of a company developing a potential vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus. The stock opened at $44 per share, up from the initial public offering price of $16 per share. CureVac, backed by Microsoft founder and...
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The Beatles influence spread across the entertainment industry
Theater and film director Julie Taymor and writer/musician/comedian Neil Innes talk about the wide ranging impact The Beatles had on the arts and the world of music beyond their own genre. Anthony Mason hosted the discussion as part of the CBS News live event, "50 Years: The Beatles," at the Ed Sullivan Theater.
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Marsha Blackburn responds to 'We Have Her Back': They should have the backs of conservative women too
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. had a scathing response to the "We Have Her Back" group who vows to be a watchdog to protect Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., from sexist media coverage heading into the 2020 election. 
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Sex matters: New focus on health differences for men and women
"60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl reports on the surprising differences between men and women and medicine. Then, Dr. Paula Johnson, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, talks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about the report and the consequences for women. For more on gender differences in Medicine, visit the website for the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology.
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Dodgers vs. Angels lineups: Mookie Betts leads off again after record power surge
The starting lineups for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Los Angeles Angels on August 14.
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96-year-old man continues journey to become oldest person to run coast-to-coast
Ernie Andrus began his journey six years ago to become the oldest man to run across the country from coast to coast. On this week's "On The Road," Steve Hartman catches up with the 96-year-old, who is still on his mission.
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UN Security Council rejects US bid to extend Iran arms embargo: Pompeo
The United Nations Security Council on Friday rejected a US bid to extend an arms embargo on Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. The Security Council “rejected a reasonable resolution to extend the 13-year old arms embargo on Iran and paved the way for the world’s leading state sponsor of...
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Anderson Cooper: How I see homeless people now
It wasn’t just the homeless who were transformed in this story. Anderson Cooper explains to 60 Minutes Overtime how an assignment changed him
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60 Minutes Overtime 02.09.14
It wasn't just the homeless who were transformed in this story. Anderson Cooper explains to 60 Minutes Overtime how an assignment changed him; and, What 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl learned while reporting on the surprising medical differences between males and females?
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USPS removes mail collection boxes and reduces post office hours as critics accuse Trump administration of voter suppression
The United States Postal Service has started reducing post office operating hours across several states and removing their iconic blue letter collection boxes as it faces intense pressure to deal with millions of mail-in ballots this fall, according to union officials.
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Former Minneapolis officer told investigators call for backup in George Floyd altercation sounded 'urgent'
A now-fired Minneapolis police officer told federal investigators looking into the death of George Floyd that a call for backup from one of the officers on the scene sounded "like it was urgent," according to a video of the interview released Friday.
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Political Commentator Paul Begala on Kamala Harris on “The Takeout” - 8/14/2020
Democratic political consultant and commentator Paul Begala joins Major to break down Joe Biden's Veepstakes winner: Senator Kamala Harris. Begala and Major also talk about the differences in campaign strategies between Republicans and Democrats, and Begala shares his experience helping Bill Clinton select Al Gore as his running mate in 1992. Plus, Begala discusses his new book You're Fired.
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Vlade Divac steps down as Sacramento Kings general manager
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Columbia University nixes plans for in-person classes this fall
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Officer charged in George Floyd's case speaks out
Officer Tou Thao, who is being charged with aiding and abetting murder in the George Floyd's case, spoke out about his involvement in the case. Thao claims he was merely trying to control the crowd gathered at the scene. Errol Barnett reports.
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American Bar Association Calls for Felons to Be Given Full Voting Rights
In 32 states, former felons often have to pay outstanding fines, fees or restitution before they can vote again.
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U.N. votes not to extend arms embargo against Iran
U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo slammed the vote in a statement, calling it "inexcusable."
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Winter Olympics Security
Juan Zarate, CBS News Senior National Security Analyst, joins UTTM to discuss the terror threats in Sochi, Russia.
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New studies suggest some face coverings are ineffective in preventing coronavirus infections
There is growing evidence that not all masks or face coverings provide protection against the coronavirus. Kris Van Cleave reports.
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Sex matters: "60 Minutes" investigates men, women and drug dosage
Early last year, the FDA made a surprising announcement when it cut the recommended dose of the nation's most popular sleep drug, Ambien, by half - but only for women. Lesley Stahl reports on how much different men and women are, when it comes to medicine.
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Watch: Woman arrested in Hoffman drug probe faces judge
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Breaking down Stipe Miocic-Daniel Cormier UFC 252 bout
The main event of Saturday’s UFC 252 is the trilogy fight between heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and former champ Daniel Cormier. The winner of this rubber match will be regarded as the greatest heavyweight in UFC history. Compelling reasons exist for why each man could win this fight, but both face questions. Let’s break them...
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Federal court strikes down California's ban on high-capacity magazines
A federal appeals court on Friday struck down California's ban on large-capacity magazines (LCMs), labeling it a violation of the Second Amendment in a consequential 2-1 split decision ruling.
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More than 700 fans expected to attend pared-down Elvis Presley vigil
More than 700 fans of Elvis Presley have reserved spots to attend the candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of his death in Memphis.      
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‘Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On’ Brings The Feels With Big-Hearted Video Memoir Of Country Icon
Depending on your perspective, it's either a narcissistic one man show or a moving video memoir of a man who cares about his family as much as his career.
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Woody Allen defends himself on 60 Minutes in '92
In 1992, Woody Allen gave a no-holds-barred interview to Steve Kroft to defend himself against accusations by Mia Farrow that Allen molested their then-7-year-old daughter Dylan Farrow.
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YouTube post results in abuse charges for former educator
Legal Analyst and former prosecutor Wendy Murphy discusses the case of an educator facing more than a dozen felony charges for allegedly molesting two former students.
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CVS to stop selling cigarettes
Preventive Cardiologist Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum discusses the impact of CVS being the first US drug store chain to get out of the tobacco business.
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Sochi Olympics preparation continues
Beth Knobel, former CBS News Moscow Bureau Chief, discusses the lead up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia just days away.
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Brewery sending adoptable dogs to deliver beer to customers on National Dog Day
Stories of burly St. Bernard dogs patrolling the Alps to warm lost travelers with kegs of brandy may only be legends, but this li’l pupper will bring you a six-pack of beer.
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This 96-year-old could be the oldest person ever to run coast-to-coast
He's more than halfway done.
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Lake Fire continues to burn, grows to over 11,000 acres in Southern California
The Southern California wildfire has burned over 11,000 acres in Los Angeles County since it first began on Wednesday.        
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NJ Gov. Chris Christie answers questions about the bridge scandal
POLITICO's Katie Glueck discusses subpoenas being issued involving the investigation.
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U.S. Loses U.N. Vote to Extend Iran Arms Trade Ban, Russia Tells Trump It Has Its Own Plan
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said "the United States will never abandon our friends in the region who expected more from the Security Council," where Russia is trying to push a plan to protect the Persian Gulf.
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Romney on mail-in voting: 'we want people to vote'
Sen. Mitt Romney said Friday that politicians attacking the vote-by-mail system are threatening global democracy but stopped short of criticizing President Donald Trump, who has been openly against an expected surge of mail-in ballots. (Aug. 14)       
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