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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Suicide Rampant In Army

Last year, there were 143 known or suspected suicides in the army, an all-time high. This year the numbers are even worse. David Martin reports.

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Recession 'Victory' Gardens

With First Lady Michelle Obama's own digging as an inspiration, the World War II-era trend of growing 'victory gardens' has now made a comeback in the U.S. Bill Whitaker reports from Pasadena, Calif.

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Wall Street Gets Boost

Wells Fargo is the first bank to report their profits, which were soaring, for the first quarter of 2009. As Anthony Mason reports, this bank's successes caused an investor stampede on Wall Street.

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School Of Hard Knocks

The overwhelming violence in Chicago that's left 32 students dead since last Sept. has caused some college students to leave their classrooms and help find an answer. Dean Reynolds reports.

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Bizarre Pirate Standoff

Negotiations are under way for the safe return of the U.S. Navy captain who was taken hostage after his ship was attacked by pirates. As David Martin reports, the captain is reportedly unharmed.

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Mixed Messages From Iran

The Iranian president said that he's open to holding talks with world leaders regarding his country's nuclear program. But made clear that he has no plans to slow down. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

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Feinstein On Gun Control

Instead of stocking up on food, Americans are stocking up on guns during this recession. But Sen. Dianne Feinstein says it's the wrong time to push for gun control.

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The DEKA Arm

The Pentagon is working on the development of a new, high tech prosthetic hand and arm. Fred Downs, the head of prosthetics for the Veterans Health Administration, got a chance to try it out.

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Anti-Tax Tea Parties

With a massive ongoing recession and severe financial hardships for many, organizers have held tea parties in order to protest increasing taxes. KHOU's Brad Woodard reports from Sugarland, Texas.

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LDS Church Faces Ponzi Scheme

A former bishop from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church has been accused of operating a Ponzi scheme, according to federal officials. KCNC s Raj Chohan reports from Aurora, Colo.

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Georgia P.M. Asked To Resign

CBS News RAW: Amid growing nationwide discontent, protesters marched through Georgia s capital city of Tbilisi and called for Prime Minister Mikhail Saakashvili to step down from office.

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The Elephant Picasso

CBS News RAW: At a U.K. safari park, a talented elephant has produced genuine awe for visitors and researchers alike who have witnessed this animal's unique skills with the paintbrush and a canvas.

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Suicide Hotline Calls Increase

Oregon officials say that growing concerns over the recession have led to an increased number of phone calls to suicide prevention hotlines in that area. KOIN's Amy Frazier reports from Portland.

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Notebook- Pirate Crisis

Katie Couric discusses the recent attack of a U.S.-flagged ship by Somali pirates off the coast of Africa. Couric says that more must be done to convince these bandits that they will not succeed.

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Iraq- 6 Years Later

Local protesters have marched through the streets of Baghdad in fierce opposition of the six-year-anniversary of the U.S. troop invasion of Iraq. CBS News Charlie D Agata reports from London.

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Thursday's Gibbs and Takes

Thursday's Gibbs and Takes

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Economic Briefs?

Economic Briefs?

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Meet Meghan

Meghan Reynolds was laid off from her job as a marketing associate about a month ago. In a vlog, she shows how she is dealing with the day-to-day stresses of job hunting.

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From Stress To Serenity

Dr. Jon LaPook and Dr. William Fisher discuss the effects of stress on health and methods to help alleviate it.

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Paris Twins Head To WNBA Draft

Courtney and Ashley Paris from the University of Oklahoma didn't win the finals, but are sure to attract attention at the WNBA drafts. They spoke to Harry Smith.

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A Celebration Of Life

Jayla Cooper died of Leukemia at age 9, but before then she threw the wedding of her dreams. Debbye Turner Bell reports.

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Baby Organ Donor Changes Plans

A Canadian baby slated to for heart donation surprised everyone when she began to breathe on her own after life support, reports Randall Pinkston. Dr. Jennifer Ashton explains organ donor ethics.

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A Face-Lift For Your Career

Job applicants are turning to plastic surgery to help them with self-esteem or prejudice towards youth. Maggie Rodriguez talks to a doctor and his patient, who got a job following treatment.

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Phelps' Mom Has Goals Too

Debbie Phelps, an educator, talks to Harry Smith about her book, 'A Mother For All Seasons,' on single motherhood.

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Cynthia Nixon Talks Sex Sequal

Actress Cynthia Nixon spoke with Maggie Rodriguez and Julie Chen about the Sex and the City sequal, her new film with Alec Baldwin and her new play.

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Divorce Parties

Celebrating a divorce may become a new trend. As Sandra Hughes reports, divorce parties include selling the wedding dress and playful mocking of the ex-spouse.

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Summers Protested

Summers Protested

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Obama on veteran health care

Obama on veteran health care

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Financial Breakups

Maggie Rodriguez spoke with Author Jodyne L. Speyer about how to break up financial relationships with doctors or hairdressers.

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Captain's Relatives Speak Out

Lea Coggio, Capt. Richard Phillips' sister-in-law, tells Maggie Rodriguez her family is holding up, proud, and hoping to hear from him soon. Another relative speaks about unarmed merchant marines.

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Levi Johnston's Dad Role

Maggie Rodriguez spoke with Levi Johnston about his relationship with ex-fiance Bristol Palin and his ability to be a good father to his son, Tripp.

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Hero Emerges In Pirate Saga

A crewmember from the U.S. vessel attacked by pirates details how the captain sacrificed himself. National Security Correspondent David Martin has more with Harry Smith.

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Fat-Burning Fat

Researchers recently discovered "brown fat," which may help burn calories. Harry Smith spoke with Dr. Jennifer Ashton about the discovery.

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Gay Marriage In The Midwest

Iowa became the first state in Middle America to legalize same-sex marriage. As Priya David reports, it is the fourth state to legalize gay marriage.

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POLITICO Playback 4/9/09

POLITICO Playback 4/9/09

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GOP Reps blast CBC for Cuba trip

GOP Reps blast CBC for Cuba trip

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Obama's housing roundtable

Obama's housing roundtable

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HUD Sec. Donovan on Obama's Housing Roundtable

HUD Sec. Donovan on Obama's Housing Roundtable

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Morning Show Roundup 4/9/09

Morning Show Roundup 4/9/09

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POLITICO Playback 4/9/09

POLITICO Playback 4/9/09

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updated- POLITICO Podcast- Montel Williams

updated: POLITICO Podcast: Montel Williams

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Moldova protests driven by the Internet and text-messaging

The protests which took Moldova by storm early this week after disputed elections were stirred up with the help of internet and text messages.

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Algerians go to the polls

Oil-rich Algeria went to the polls Thursday, with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, tipped to win a fresh mandate. While the outcome is hardly in question, voter turnout is where all eyes are focused.

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Anti-US demo, on anniversary of fall of Saddam statue

Thousands of supporters of the Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr staged an anti-American demonstration on Thursday in the same Baghdad square where, exactly six years earlier, a giant statue of Saddam Hussein was toppled, symbolising the fall of his regime.

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Priests and nuns bring support to survivors

Earthquake-struck L'Aquila prepares for a national memorial service on Friday to remember those who lost their lives in Monday's quake. On Thursday already, priests and nuns arrived on site to comfort the survivors.

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Economic Perceptions- Personal vs. National

While the percentage of Americans who say economic conditions in the country as whole are getting better has increased significantly from the start of the year, the number who see their standard of living getting better has not risen as dramatically over the same period of time.

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Cashew harvest reaps small bounty for Guinea-Bissau

The cashew nuts of Guinea-Bissau are reputed to be among the best in the world. The nut harvest has just got under way in this small west African country, where three-quarters of the population depend on the industry. But the potential of this rich bounty is not fully exploited - the country doesn't have the means of processing the nuts in situ. The plan now is to help concentrate cashew revenues at home.

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Workers storm ArcelorMittal talks as steel tanks

French workers barged into talks between labour and management at a global steel giant ArcelorMittal factory in Florange in eastern France on Thursday, amid fears of job losses as the industry slashes output across Europe.

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Algerians go to the polls

Algerians voted Thursday in an election in which President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is hoping for a big turnout and a crushing victory over his five rivals. The 72-year-old head of state 's re-election appears to be a foregone conclusion, not least because the polls are being boycotted by the traditional opposition.

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North Korea affirms Kim in top post

North Korea parliament re-elected leader Kim Jong-Il to the country's most powerful post on Thursday, cementing his authority over the hardline communist state AFPTV reports from the Demilitarised Zone, one of the last Cold War frontiers.

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Indonesia heads to the polls

Indonesia, the world's third-largest democracy and most populous Muslim country, goes to the polls on Thursday to elect local, provincial and national parliaments.

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Egypt models mix faith with fashion

Islamic fashion is a growing force in Muslim countries, and now its models want their voices heard. They've formed a union in Egypt, calling for the right to wear the headscarf and work in accordance with the laws of Islam but also within the realm of fashion.

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Clos de Los Siete- a Fench wine in Argentina

The « Clos de los Siete » project just turned 10 years old. Launched by oenologist Michel Rolland, it is France's largest investment in Argentine wine to date: 7 French families, each of which own at least one chateau in the Bordeaux region, share 850 hectares of vineyards. Together they are creating a single wine that is exported today to over 40 countries.

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Albania moves to heal scarred coastline

In Albania, illegal construction disfigures the coastline and towns, and property disputes often spill over into violence. Now the Albanian authorities are determined to clamp down on corruption as the nation view for EU membership.

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Green Inc.- Home Green Home- The Audit Report

Tom Zeller Jr., editor of the Green Inc. blog, discusses his home energy audit -- and what he can afford to improve.

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Afghanistan recreated in the American South

US troops who are scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan are getting special training at a Louisiana facility designed to replicate the conditions they are likely to find overseas.

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Cashew harvest reaps small bounty for Guinea-Bissau

The cashew nuts of Guinea-Bissau are reputed to be among the best in the world. Three-quarters of the population of the west African country depends on the industry. But the potential of this rich bounty is not fully exploited - the country doesn't have the means of processing the nuts in situ. The plan now is to help concentrate cashew revenues at home.

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Automobiles- Start-Up Electric Car Companies

At the New York International Auto Show, small start-up companies are fighting for traction in the slowly emerging electric car market. Lawrence Ulrich reports.

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Clos de Los Siete- a French wine in Argentina

France's largest wine-making investment in Argentina has turned 10 years old. The "Clos de los Siete" project is a collaborative effort between seven French families, each with a chateau in the Bordeaux region. They share 850 hectares of vineyards in Argentina and now export their wine to over 40 countries.

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