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Friday, Nov 30


Trump scraps high-profile meeting with Putin at G-20 over Ukraine

Russia continues to hold three Ukrainian naval vessels and more than 20 sailors they seized last weekend​ in the Black Sea


U.S. seeks European support for anti-Hamas UN resolution

If approved, it would mark first time the United Nations General Assembly has voted to condemn Hamas, the Islamist militant group that has ruled the Gaza Strip since 2007


Refugee recalls journey through Mexico before getting asylum


Out of about 1,500 people in a migrant caravan that moved through Mexico last spring, only a small handful were granted asylum. One is 19-year-old Edgar Reyes, who had hundreds of pages of evidence. CBS News national correspondent Adriana…

Trump cancels high profile G-20 meeting with Putin


President Trump has a busy schedule with world leaders when he arrives in Argentina for the G-20 summit. But he announced on Twitter he won't be meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. CBS News chief White House correspondent Major…

Rare photo of Van Gogh isn't exactly what it seems, museum says

For decades the bright-eyed boy in a late 19th century photograph was believed to be Vincent Van Gogh at age 13

Thursday, Nov 29


Refugee survived kidnapping attempt, months-long detention before getting asylum

Edgar Reyes said he survived a kidnapping attempt and three days on a Mexican freight train so dangerous it's known as "The Beast"


Researcher who says he gene-edited babies defends himself amid outrage


A Chinese scientist who claimed this week he created the world's first genetically-edited babies was grilled Wednesday by his colleagues. His work is being criticized for using a technique when it's safety hasn't been established. CBS News…

Trump heads to G-20 after Senate rebuke on support for Saudi Arabia


President Trump heads to Argentina for high-stakes talks with world leaders at the G-20 summit. He plans to meet with the presidents of China and Russia amid rising tensions with both countries. In Washington, the Senate is pushing back…


Mexican resort accused of serving "poisonous" alcohol to woman who died

The family of a Wisconsin woman who died after possibly drinking tainted alcohol is now suing the Mexican resort that served her. Abby Conner drowned in a pool at a Iberostar Hotel and Resort in Riviera Maya after drinking while on…


Post office delivers boy's "letter to dad in heaven"

"This was a difficult challenge avoiding stars and other galactic objects on route to heaven," the post office said after "delivering" the boy's card

Trump cancels Putin meeting over Russian aggression against Ukraine

The president announced the change in plans via Twitter


Deutsche Bank offices raided by police in tax haven case

The raid, focused on two Deutsche Bank employees, was sparked by the Panama Papers tax haven revelations


World Chess Championship 2018: American loses to Magnus Carlsen


America's hopes for the first world champion of chess since the 1970s have been dashed. In London Wednesday night, Fabiano Caruana lost to the world's No. 1 ranked player, Magnus Carlsen. The pair were tied after 12 tense matches so it…

Trump heads for G-20 after Senate rebuke of his support for Saudis

President has vowed to veto legislation, backed by many Republicans, to end U.S. role in Saudi-led Yemen war over journalist's killing


China halts work by team touting world's first gene-edited babies

China's government has ordered a halt to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies


Senators demand answers over death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi


The secretaries of state and defense tried to address growing concerns in the Senate over the Trump administration's response to the muder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. U.S. intelligence officials determined Saudi security officials were…

Grizzly bear mauls mother and young daughter near remote Canada cabin

The Yukon Coroner's Service​ said Tuesday the child's father killed the bear before making the horrific discovery

Wednesday, Nov 28


Probe finds Lion Air plane was not "airworthy" before crash

A new report by Indonesia's transportation officials revealed multiple equipment and safety issues with the plane involved in the Lion Air crash in October. CBS News transportation security contributor Mark Rosenker joins CBSN to discuss…

Thieves stole Renoir painting from auction house, police say

Three unknown men made off with a painting by French impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir in Vienna


Number of undocumented immigrants in U.S. drops to 12-year low

The number of undocumented immigrants from Mexico continued to decline, while more came from Central America, according to the Pew Research Center


Steer weighing 1.4 tons deemed too heavy for slaughterhouse

Knickers the steer is huge on the internet — for being huge


Israel says Trump’s Mideast peace plan is "completed"

Israel's ambassador to the U.N. says the U.S. is ready to roll out a Middle East peace plan early next year


Chinese scientist claiming gene-edited babies reports possible 2nd pregnancy


The Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies said another woman who was part of his study is potentially pregnant. At a summit in Hong Kong Wednesday, He Jiankui said his study is on hold…

Scientist claiming gene-edited babies reports possible 2nd pregnancy

He Jiankui claimed at an international summit on gene editing that another woman who took part in his study is potentially pregnant

As far as Russia knows, the Trump-Putin meeting is still on

But Mr. Trump is currently looking at his options after an incident of "aggression" in the sea around Russian-occupied Crimea

Experts question Lion Air pilots' actions in moments before deadly crash


The Lion Air Boeing 737 Max jet that crashed in Indonesia last month was "not airworthy" because of equipment problems and the airline's safety failures, according to a report issued that shows a horrifying struggle to control the plane…


Leaving Afghanistan would cause "greater problem," says former senior CIA paramilitary officer

On the "Intelligence Matters" podcast this week, Phil Reilly tells host Michael Morell that U.S. presence is needed to prevent Taliban from regaining outsize power


Man to get new kidney thanks to billboard campaign

Public appeal brings a potentially life-saving opportunity, and makes a good friend out of a total stranger


Story behind photo of migrant mom, kids running from tear gas

Maria Meza tried to claim asylum at the U.S. border Sunday but was among the migrants blocked by Mexican police


El Chapo's ex-lieutenant describes drug lord's lavish lifestyle

Government witness Miguel Angel Martinez said Joaquin Guzman had a private zoo, numerous beach houses and four private jets