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Meteor lights up New England sky mid-afternoon

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Meteors at night are often no larger than specks of sand burning up in the atmosphere; to be seen in broad daylight, they have to be much bigger

How high-tech mapping could help save the Great Barrier Reef

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New and old technologies reveal what's killing Australia's great marine wonder

Google parent Alphabet throws weight behind Uber rival


Internet giant is deepening its financial ties with one of Uber's biggest ride-hailing rivals

Google Doodle highlights Nobel-winning astrophysicist

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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar won the Nobel Prize in 1983 for his theory on the evolution of stars

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Pompeo warns of North Korea's nuclear advances


CIA director says US "ought to behave as if we are on the cusp of them achieving" a perfected nuclear weapons program

LAPD investigating alleged sexual assault involving Harvey Weinstein


The LAPD said Thursday its Robbery-Homicide Division interviewed "a potential sexual assault victim involving Harvey Weinstein"

Officials increase number of buildings lost in deadly wildfires

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California officials say number will likely climb as crews continue assessing areas scorched by blazes


FBI-undercover operative on how he infiltrated al Qaeda

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In his first interview, an FBI undercover operative tells 60 Minutes how he infiltrated al Qaeda and thwarted terror attacks planned for New York and Toronto

Gen. John Kelly "stunned" by Rep. Wilson

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White House Chief of staff Gen. John Kelly made an unexpected appearance in the White House briefing room to put to rest questions about the controversy stirred by President Trump about the calls made by presidents to families of fallen…

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on his "next chapter"


"I have nothing else that I want to accomplish in this sport," Phelps tells CBS News

Russian opposition divided over TV host's presidential bid

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President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, denied that the Kremlin has encouraged Ksenia Sobchak to run

Protests erupt during white nationalist's speech at university


Richard Spencer's controversial speech at the University of Florida triggered several hundred to protest his appearance Thursday


See Margot Robbie in "I, Tonya" teaser

The teaser alternates between scenes of Robbie's Tonya Harding on the ice and images of violence and the police at Harding's door

Tourist fears he was early victim of Cuba mystery attack

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Chris Allen joined a growing list of private U.S. citizens asking the same alarming but unanswerable question: Were we victims, too?

NOAA releases winter outlook forecast, says La Niña likely

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Scientists from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center say there's a 55 to 65 percent chance of La Niña weather conditions


"The Punisher" reveals release date, new trailer

A new trailer is out for Marvel's "The Punisher," and it also reveals the release date of the long-awaited series

Billy Joel expecting third child

The 68-year-old singer confirmed that he and his wife, Alexis Roderick, are due next month


Appeals court stays ruling on abortion for immigrant teen

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services filed an appeal after judge ruled in teen's favor

Helen DeVos, Michigan philanthropist, dies at 90

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DeVos died Wednesday of complications from a stroke following a recent diagnosis of myeloid leukemia, her family said

Obama stumps for Phil Murphy

CBS News / Politics

Former President Obama is making his first campaign trail appearance since leaving office

Alexander and Murray announce 24 co-sponsors of bipartisan Obamacare fix

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The short-term fix would extend for two years Obamacare subsidies used to reduce the cost of health insurance for lower income Americans

Nicholas Kristof says North Korea has "galvanized for war"

CBS News / Politics

When the New York Times op-ed columnist traveled to the reclusive country, the trip was "very different" this time around

Loneliness may be as bad for your health as smoking

CBS News / U.S.

Dr. Vivek Murthy says loneliness is linked to a reduction in lifespan as severe the effects of smoking 15 cigarettes per day


Bush warns "bigotry seems emboldened" under Trump

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Bush never explicitly called President Trump by name in his remarks

Trump gives his administration "10" out of 10 on Puerto Rico

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One month later, most of the island is still without power, and many have no clean drinking water

Florida nursing home bills dead patient on her 100th birthday


An automatic payment of $958 was sent on behalf of Albertina Vega to the Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation Center in Florida

Teacher hit in face with brick after school cellphone dispute

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Pittsburgh public school teacher seriously injured after being followed in her car, assaulted after school

Kenny Chesney announces "Trip Around the Sun" tour dates

Kenny Chesney will hit the road in the spring for his "Trip Around the Sun" tour

Working out with Ruth Bader Ginsburg's trainer

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"We're going to be doing weight-bearing exercises, cardiovascular strength, body conditioning," Ruth Bader Ginsburg's trainer told CBSN anchor Elaine Quijano before her own "notorious RBG workout"