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Syria holds elections amid civil war
Date:  4/13/2016
Title:  Syria holds elections amid civil war
Description:  Just ahead of peace talks in Geneva, the Assad dictatorship held an election in areas it still controls. More than 3,000 candidates are vying for seats in Syria's Parliament, but none represent genuine opposition -- a strong signal that Assad has no intention of stepping down. Elizabeth Palmer has more.
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Russian jets buzz U.S. warship
Date:  4/13/2016
Title:  Russian jets buzz U.S. warship
Description:  A destroyer operating in waters in the Baltic Sea got a bit of a scare when Russian fighter planes buzzed its deck -- 31 times over two days. The White House is planning to file a diplomatic protest. David Martin has more.
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Syria regime holds elections in spite of raging war
Date:  4/13/2016
Title:  Syria regime holds elections in spite of raging war
Description:  The partial cease-fire in Syria is on the verge of collapse. Intense fighting has broken out in several parts of the country as government forces try to recapture territory from rebels. The violence comes as Syrians go to the polls for parliamentary elections. Elizabeth Palmer reports from Damascus.
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Scientists launch $100M star voyage
Date:  4/13/2016
Title:  Scientists launch $100M star voyage
Description:  Physicist Stephen Hawking and a Russian billionaire are teaming up to launch a $100 million voyage to the nearest star system of Alpha Centauri, which is 4.37 light years away from Earth. Franklin Institute chief astronomer Derrick Pitts joins CBSN with analysis.
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Navy officer suspected of passing classified information
Date:  4/12/2016
Title:  Navy officer suspected of passing classified information
Description:  Investigators suspect Lt. Cdr. Edward Lin started spying in 2012 when he was assigned to the Pentagon as a Navy liaison officer to Capitol Hill. According to heavily-redacted court documents, Lin passed information classified secret to representatives of a foreign government. David Martin has more.
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U.S. officials: Zika virus scarier than we thought
Date:  4/12/2016
Title:  U.S. officials: Zika virus scarier than we thought
Description:  The CDC now believes the mosquito that carries the Zika virus is found in thirty states, not twelve as previously estimated. The administration says they need $1.9 billion to beef up our ability to diagnose Zika, get rid of mosquito breeding grounds, track the disease throughout the country, and develop a vaccine. Dr. Jon LaPook has more.
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Goldman Sachs reaches $5.1 billion mortgage settlement
Date:  4/12/2016
Title:  Goldman Sachs reaches $5.1 billion mortgage settlement
Description:  Goldman Sachs will have to write a big check for deceptive subprime-mortgage practices; Wall Street prepares for bad earnings news; and Americans waste more than a third of their food. These MoneyWatch headlines and more.
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CBSN Originals--Terror in Brussels: Hiding in plain sight
Date:  4/12/2016
Title:  CBSN Originals--Terror in Brussels: Hiding in plain sight
Description:  Tonight CBSN will air "Hiding In Plain Sight", a look into the terror attacks in Brussels and the role the city plays in the terror organization ISIS. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers has a preview of the story, which debuts at 8:00pm ET.
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Daily Mail may bid for Yahoo; stamp prices drop
Date:  4/12/2016
Title:  Daily Mail may bid for Yahoo; stamp prices drop
Description:  The owner of the Daily Mail may bid for Yahoo; a regular stamp now costs 47 cents; and the founders of Soul Cycle are moving onto new ventures. Those headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch's Jill Wagner.
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What it takes to climb Mount Everest
Date:  4/12/2016
Title:  What it takes to climb Mount Everest
Description:  Former Marine Charlie Linville hopes to become the first combat amputee to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. He and former Hells Angel biker Tim Medvetz, who founded The Heroes Project, describe how they’ve trained for the expedition and what it physically feels like at the top of Everest.
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Ex-Marine and amputee sets his sights on scaling Mount Everest
Date:  4/12/2016
Title:  Ex-Marine and amputee sets his sights on scaling Mount Everest
Description:  A former Marine who lost part of his leg in Afghanistan arrived in Tibet Monday for a new and dangerous challenge. With the help of The Heroes Project, Charlie Linville hopes to be the first combat amputee to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Jeff Glor reports on Linville's motivation to climb.
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CBSN revisits Brussels community after terror attacks
Date:  4/12/2016
Title:  CBSN revisits Brussels community after terror attacks
Description:  Arrested last week, Mohamed Abrini confessed over the weekend to being the man in the hat seen in a surveillance video, pushing a bomb at Brussels Airport. He is also linked to the Paris attacks from last November. The suspected terrorists in both plots have ties to the Molenbeek and Schaerbeek neighborhoods of Brussels. In this preview of a CBSN Originals documentary, Vladimir Duthiers examines w...
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U.S. Naval officer accused of espionage
Date:  4/12/2016
Title:  U.S. Naval officer accused of espionage
Description:  Details of a highly-secretive case about an active duty U.S. Naval officer began to surface this weekend. Accused of espionage, Lt. Cmdr. Edward Lin faces multiple charges for allegedly passing secrets to China. David Martin reports from the Pentagon.
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Saudis respond to 60 Minutes report on possible 9/11 link
Date:  4/12/2016
Title:  Saudis respond to 60 Minutes report on possible 9/11 link
Description:  Saudi Arabia is rejecting a “60 Minutes” report about a classified document that may prove a Saudi link to the 9/11 hijackers. The explosive allegations are contained in a secret section of a report on the terror attacks known as the “28 Pages.” Former members of Congress who have read the document want the Obama administration to declassify the report. Steve Kroft reports.
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U2s Bono testifies at Senate hearing
Date:  4/12/2016
Title:  U2s Bono testifies at Senate hearing
Description:  U2 frontman addresses violent extremism and the role of foreign assistance at a Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday afternoon. He spoke about tackling corruption, progress and the peaceful Europe he grew up in. CBSN's Jamie Yuccus has the latest.
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Facebook to unveil new features at F8 conference
Date:  4/12/2016
Title:  Facebook to unveil new features at F8 conference
Description:  Facebook is going to announce new features to try and engage users that may be moving to other social media apps such as Snapchat. They will unveil the features at the F8 developers conference, which starts today. With more, CNET's Dan Ackerman joins CBSN.
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Massive python discovered in Malaysia
Date:  4/12/2016
Title:  Massive python discovered in Malaysia
Description:  Construction workers in Malaysia found a giant reticulated python at a building site on Penang Island. The snake weighed about 550 pounds and was 25 feet long, making it one of the longest ever captured in the country.
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How Iceland responded to its banking collapse
Date:  4/10/2016
Title:  How Iceland responded to its banking collapse
Description:  The crash of 2008 put the economies of many nations on ice, but few took a harder hit than Iceland. Years later, as the "Panama Papers" leak demonstrates, politicians and bankers are still paying the price. Iceland's economy has recovered, and for many citizens, how the nation of 330,000 dealt with the financial crisis was the right way. Martha Teichner reports.
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American house hunters buy up an Italian village
Date:  4/10/2016
Title:  American house hunters buy up an Italian village
Description:  Hundreds of years after an Italian bumped into America, Americans are now traveling to the tiny Italian village of Guardia Sanframondi, where they are snatching up houses for as little as $15,000 - and the locals are rolling out the welcome mat. Allen Pizzey reports.
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Hugh Jackman: A superhero to fair trade coffee growers
Date:  4/10/2016
Title:  Hugh Jackman: A superhero to fair trade coffee growers
Description:  For Hugh Jackman, the Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actor best known for playing the Marvel Comics character Wolverine, his most important role just might be in the coffee business. He's hoping his Laughing Man coffee brand will lead to success for farmers and their families. Lee Cowan reports.
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Living underground in the Australian Outback
Date:  4/10/2016
Title:  Living underground in the Australian Outback
Description:  There's a treasure hunt going on in Coober Pedy, Australia, where opal was discovered a hundred years ago. As much as 80 percent of the world's opal supply comes from Coober Pedy's mines. But with summertime temperatures soaring to 120 degrees, the town features hundreds of "dug out" homes, burrowed into the rock and naturally cooled. Seth Doane explores the underground town, complete wi...
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Chaos erupts at a Hindu New Year firework celebration
Date:  4/10/2016
Title:  Chaos erupts at a Hindu New Year firework celebration
Description:  The series of explosions at a New Year firework celebration were so powerful, they demolished nearby buildings and sent bricks flying a half a mile. From a distance, they looked like ordinary fireworks and crowds cheered on. But up close, it was a fire storm. Jonathan Vigliotti has more.
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Photography project to preserve endangered animals
Date:  4/9/2016
Title:  Photography project to preserve endangered animals
Description:  National Geographic photographer and conservationist Joel Sartore is a man on a mission to create portraits of the world's wildlife species, before they disappear forever. Started in 2006, his multi-year project -- called "Photo Ark" -- has sent him to zoos in 40 countries around the world in an attempt to photograph 12,000 captive animal species. He's just reached the halfway mark, capt...
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Is final Paris suspect the man in the hat seen in Brussels airport?
Date:  4/9/2016
Title:  Is final Paris suspect the man in the hat seen in Brussels airport?
Description:  Five men suspected of links to last month's bombings in Brussels are now in custody. They include the last remaining identified fugitive in the November attacks in Paris. Police are looking into whether the suspect -- Mohamed Abrini -- is the so-called "man in the hat" who escaped the suicide bombing at the Brussels airport. Jonathan Vigliotti reports from London.
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Mother of dead ISIS fighter has new mission
Date:  4/9/2016
Title:  Mother of dead ISIS fighter has new mission
Description:  ISIS destroyed Geraldine Henneghien's world, but she refuses to let them do it to others. She spoke with Vladimir Duthiers for the new CBSN Original documentary, "Terror in Brussels: Hiding in Plain Sight."
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