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Puerto Rico's humanitarian crisis, one year after Hurricane Maria


One year ago, Puerto Rico was reeling in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In the following months, an estimated 3,000 people died from medical conditions that could not be treated in parts of the island. David Begnaud reports.

National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong Kilauea eruption

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no lines or waiting for visitors to catch a glimpse of the volcano

Christine Blasey Ford responds to Senate request, "hopeful" details can be worked out

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Ford's lawyers sent a letter to committee staff requesting to discuss the terms of her appearance in a phone call


University of Maryland found culpable in football player's death

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An investigation into the death of a University of Maryland football player found that proper procedures were not followed when the defensive lineman collapsed during practice. Kenneth Craig reports.

Judge rules kindergartner can take cannabis-based drug to school

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A Santa Rosa school district sought to ban the ointment from school grounds because it contains the active ingredient in marijuana

Genealogy site helps catch suspected serial rapist

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Investigators say DNA evidence and a genealogy website helped them track down a suspected serial rapist in Northern California. Carter Evans reports.

Floodwaters still a threat more than a week after Florence


Dangerous flood waters continue to pose a threat to North and South Carolina more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall. Manuel Bojorquez reports.

"CBS Weekend News" headlines for Saturday, September 22, 2018


Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Weekend News" with Reena Ninan.

Saturday, Sep 22


Investigators Use DNA To ID Suspect In ‘NorCal Rapist’ Case

CBS News / U.S.

Sacramento police have made an arrest in the case of a serial rapist who terrorized Northern California for 15 years. Investigators used genetic genealogy, an emerging and controversial DNA technique, to identify the suspect as 58-year-old…

North Carolina Governor Warns Floodwaters Still ‘Treacherous’ After Florence

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says "treacherous" floodwaters still pose a threat more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall in the state.


DeMarcus Cousins unveils new basketball court in his hometown

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Cousins contributed $253,000 to build the basketball court, which was modeled after New York City's famed Rucker Park


Forgotten island: Vieques still running entirely on generators more than a year after Maria hit

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Generators are still supporting Vieques' entire electrical grid more than a year after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico


Texas superintendent resigns after "black quarterback" comment

CBS News / U.S.

He posted online that "You can't count on a black quarterback," in reference to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson

Alejandro Escovedo on what brought him back from the "depths of darkness"

His new album, called "The Crossing," is an apt title for a man whose life has had many crossings of its own


Tearful reunion for mother and 11-year-old son, who spent months in ICE custody

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The reunion happened after the mom, a legal asylum seeker from Honduras, filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration


"Why isn't this guy more famous?": The Founding Father you may have never heard of

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Benjamin Rush helped set off the Boston Tea Party and signed the Declaration of Independence at 30


Saturday Sessions: Alejandro Escovedo performs “Outlaw For You”

From the leader of a punk band that opened for the Sex Pistols to his latest album – recorded with an Italian band in Rome – Alejandro Escovedo's career defies easy definition. The artist was inspired by crossing boundaries in a more…

Benjamin Rush: The most important Founding Father you've never heard of


Lin-Manuel Miranda put his favorite founding father on the map with the Broadway hit "Hamilton." But what about some of the lesser-known characters from the Revolutionary era? The author of a new book argues that one in particular deserves…

Journalist captured by pirates on what got him through 977 days in captivity


Back in 2011, journalist and author Michael Scott Moore agreed to write a book about the pirates who'd been plaguing the coast of East Africa. He hoped to get close to his subject but not as close as he got. Soon after arriving in Somalia…


Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

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People have come forward with their own reasons using the hashtag "WhyIDidn'tReport"

Eye Opener: Kavanaugh's accuser pushes back and gets more time

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Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, now has until Saturday to decide if she will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Also, reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein debated secretly recording President…


Trump says there's a "lingering stench" at Justice Dept., FBI

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President also weighed in on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination during a rally for Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley, the Republican challenging Sen. Claire McCaskill

Kavanaugh accuser given more time to make decision about testifying

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said late Friday that Christine Blasey Ford will have one more day to decide if she will testify before the committee


Cruz, O'Rourke face off in fiery first Texas Senate race debate

CBS News / Politics

When O'Rourke said offering "thoughts and prayers" wasn't enough, Cruz answered "I will pray for anyone in harm's way"


9/21/18: CBSN Evening News


Pres. Trump lashes out at Blasey Ford; Minister rediscovers faith thanks to balloons


Puerto Rico: The exodus after Hurricane Maria

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In the year since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the island has lost a precious resource: hundreds of thousands of people who've left to build their futures elsewhere

2 adults, 2 children found dead in burning house in apparent murder-suicide, police say

CBS News / U.S.

Police said it appeared the man killed the woman and the children before turning the gun on himself


Investigation: Faster response to college football player's collapse "might have changed things"

CBS News / U.S.

Jordan McNair, 19, was hospitalized on May 29 after a team workout and died June 13


A college student and a minister answered each other's prayers

CBS News / U.S.

Minister Jerome Jones recently went through a crisis of faith. But last month, he was at his day job when a note came down from the heavens. Steve Hartman has his story "On The Road" in Georgia.

Scientists seek to understand a growing threat, "firenados"


A towering funnel of flames and smoke devastated parts of Redding, California, this summer. Now, scientists are studying the phenomenon that has become a growing threat. CBS News correspondent Carter Evans reports.