Oregon gov. sends police after GOP senators who fled Capitol

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown deployed the state police Thursday to try to round up Republican lawmakers who fled the Capitol in an attempt to block a vote on a landmark climate plan that would be the second of its kind in the nation. Minority Republicans want the cap-and-trade proposal aimed at […]

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Three months in jail for cotton candy? Inside the nationwide crime lab backlog

“CTM in Focus” is original reporting you’ll see only on “CBS This Morning,” exposing new information on issues that impact us all. There’s a growing backlog at crime labs nationwide that’s leaving victims waiting for justice: A recent government report found the backlog for DNA analysis increased almost 85% from 2011 through 2017. “CBS This […]

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My Mother-in-Law Wore a Wedding Dress—To My Wedding

Earlier this week Jimmy Fallon put out a call on Twitter for people to share their biggest wedding fails for a chance to have their story featured on the Tonight Show. People shared memories of grooms forgetting their vows, falling during the first dance, and more. But when romance author Amy Pennza recalled that time her […]

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Mars has meteors to thank for its wispy clouds

Mars isn’t exactly known for being a cloudy place. It’s dry, dusty, and barren, but the planet does indeed have a bit of cloud cover. Figuring out why those clouds exist and where they came from has posed a challenge for scientists, but a new study published in Nature Geoscience suggests that clouds on Mars […]

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Scientology accused of abuse, human trafficking in lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — A former Scientologist has filed the first of what her attorneys say will be multiple lawsuits against the Church of Scientology International and its leader, alleging retaliation, child abuse, human trafficking and forced labor against her and other members who have left the church. The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County […]

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Dominican Republic tourist deaths: FBI looking at minibar test results

Samples taken from at least one minibar at the Bahia Principe Hotel are being tested by the FBI as part of the agency’s collaboration with Dominican Republic authorities, Ministry of Health communications director Carlos Suero said Wednesday. Suero added that an extensive collection of samples is taken by Dominican authorities when someone dies in a […]

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Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, another man who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe, Dominican officials said Wednesday. The Dominican Republic’s attorney general and national police director told reporters that […]

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Donald Trump team threatens to lay off employees if Congress doesn’t eliminate agency

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s administration is threatening to furlough or lay off up to 150 employees at the Office of Personnel Management if Congress does not agree to eliminate the federal agency or find a new way to pay for the positions. Members of Congress who oppose the administration’s plan to kill off OPM and move […]

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