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Friday, April 17, 2009

Exclusive- Odierno's Exit Plan

CBS News Exclusive: Katie Couric speaks with Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, about exit strategies for American troops to eventually leave the region.

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Iraq Becoming Safe

Iraq is safer now then any time since the 2003 invasion, but will recent clashes between Sunni militias and Shiite-led government forces require U.S. troops to stay longer? Katie Couric reports.

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Odierno On Iraq

Katie Couric speaks with General Ray Odierno about plans for withdrawal of U.S. troops Iraq and the hardships he has overcome during his service as the region's top General.

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Bailed Out Banks Turn Profit

In the midst of a lengthened recession, banks receiving Government aid, such as Citibank, are actually reporting billions of dollars in profits for the first quarter of 2009. Kelly Wallace reports.

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The Newly Needy

Sandra Hughes looks at how some middle class families have found navigating the public assistance system to be a full-time job.

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Banking On Worms

Steve Hartman revisits Sopchoppy, Fla. in this week's "Assignment America," where residents are still making "grub."

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EPA Takes On Climate Change

The Obama administration s EPA finally answered the burning question, what is the likely cause of global warming? It could be the first step toward sweeping emissions regulations. Bob Orr reports.

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Notebook- Captain Phillips

Katie Couric speaks about the instant hero, Captain Richard Phillips. Phillips had a lifetime of training, support and stability that serves as a well-planted foundation for that special moment.

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A Hero Returns Home

Captain Richard Phillips is happy to get back to his normal life at home. The 53-year-old is asking for privacy, but chances are he won t be left alone for long. Jim Axelrod reports.

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Cuba Ready To Talk

In a move that may signal the beginning of the end of a half-century standoff with the U.S., Cuba s leader says he s told Washington he s ready to talk about everything. Bill Plante Reports.

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Captain Phillips' Homecoming

Breaking News: After being held captive by Somali pirates, Captain Richard Phillips has now returned to the U.S. and has reunited with his family.

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MoneyWatch

Alexis Christoforous reports on Citigroup's first profit in years; GE's first quarter earnings dropped; GM will lay off more employees; Chrysler has until April 30 to partner with Italian automakers.

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Forgiveness

Are people more apt to seek revenge or offer forgiveness when they've been wronged? Sunday Morning's Martha Teichner examines our capacity to forgive.

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Week in Playback 4/17/09

Week in Playback 4/17/09

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This week in VIDEO

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Log Cabin Republican's Terry Hamilton

Log Cabin Republican's Terry Hamilton

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The Future Of North Korea

John Dickerson, from Slate Magazine, speaks with the New York Times' David Sanger and former State Department official David Asher about recent political developments in North Korea.

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Post Son On Rare Syndrome

Son of writer Sally Quinn and former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, Quinn Bradlee discuss his new book "A Different Lie," which chronicles the author's struggles with velo-cardio-facial syndrome.

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Spring Cookbook Fling

What?s cooking with new books? The new trend for authors is cookbooks and memoirs combined. Maggie Rodriguez speaks with book critic, Liesl Schillinger.

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Protecting Kids From Rays

Summer is quickly approaching and doctors say we all must take special precautions to protect our skin from the sun. Those who need the most protection are children. KENS Wendy Rigby has more.

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Washington Unplugged, 4.17.09

Congressmen Bobby Rush Chris Smith discuss U.S. relations with Cuba. Our roundtable looks at nuclear North Korea. Also, an interview with Quinn Bradlee, author of ?A Different Life.?

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Lifting U.S. Restrictions On Cuba

Rep. Chris Smith R-N.J. and Rep Bobby Rush D-IL debate the pros and cons of lifting the U.S. restrictions on relations with Cuba.

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Cuba, A Hot Topic

The one nation not invited to the Summit of the Americas is suddenly in the spotlight. Leaders from 34 nations, including Obama, will make Cuba a hot topic during the meeting. Joel Brown reports.

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Deadly Fire Kills Children

CBS News RAW: Three children are dead after an overnight fire swept a home in MO. Firefighters said the home was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The cause is undetermined.

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Artichokes Made Easy

Chef Lydia Bastianich demystifies how to prepare artichokes in your favorite dishes with help from Maggie Rodriguez.

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Soap Story Imitates Real Life

Actors Robert Bogue and Mandy Bruno had a secret romance off the set of "Guiding Light," before their on screen characters fell in love and got married. Now, they too will be married.

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The Why Of How We Decide

Jonah Lehrer, author of "How We Decide" talks to Maggie Rodriguez about what goes into making a good decision and learning how to make them for ourselves.

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The Pill And Gaining Muscle

Women taking 'the pill' for birth control may have to work harder to get muscle during exercise. Dr. Jennifer Ashton explains more to Maggie Rodriguez.

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Obama arrives in Trinidad

Obama arrives in Trinidad

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Culverhouse on Palin pick

Culverhouse on Palin pick

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Spitzer back on the scene...

Spitzer back on the scene...

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Potter Trailer Gets Reactions

Fans await part one to the final movie incarnation of Harry Potter now that the trailer to "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince" hit the internet. Maggie Rodriguez talks to fans on the plaza.

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Swimsuit Sexy For Summer

Zanna Roberts from Marie Claire magazine describes to Maggie Rodriguez what women should and should not show when styling on the beach.

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Should Fat Flyers Pay More?

While average Americans are heavier, as Susan Koeppen reports, some say airlines should provide larger seats. Maggie Rodriguez talks to activist Marilyn Wann about weight discrimination.

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Economic Signs Of Recovery

Some banks are beginning to show profits, but it's not all good news for the economy, reports Deidre Bolton. Maggie Rodgriguez talks to Steve Forbes about his thoughts on the economy.

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Morning Show Roundup 4/17/09

Morning Show Roundup 4/17/09

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Susan Boyle Sensation Grows

Susan Boyle shares her dream of singing for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, reports Elizabeth Palmer. Julie Chen talks to two of the "Britain's Got Talent" judges about the Internet sensation.

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Maersk Crew Describes Ordeal

Julie Chen gets an account of the Maersk Alabama hijacking by pirates from Orlando electrician John White.

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POLITICO Playback 4/17/09

POLITICO Playback 4/17/09

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Delay defends Perry secession statement

Delay defends Perry secession statement

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Palin at Right to Life Dinner

Palin at Right to Life Dinner

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How to Say "No"

When it comes to children, parents often have to put their foot down. Kate Kelly, Managing Editor of American Baby Magazine, offers some tips on when and how to discipline your baby.

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Beijing gets contemporary dance festival

Contemporary dance is gaining popularity in China. This week the Beijing dance festival gets underway in the capital. Organisers say it is an unprecedented dance event giving young and undiscovered artists from across the country an opportunity to perform.

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French rescuers call off search after avalanche; no victims

French authorities on Thursday called off a rescue search after sniffer dogs failed to locate any victims following a major avalanche. The avalanche swept across two ski slopes in the resort of Val-Cenis.

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Bangladeshi workers seek fortune in Baghdad

Improved security in Baghdad had led to increasing numbers of foreign workers travelling to the Iraq capital for work. Bangladeshis in particular have arrived in numbers, taking on much of the work deemed too menial by Iraqis -- and for far less pay.

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Circus cats take the stage

No lions or tigers to be seen at this circus: all the performers on this stage are cats - well, except for one chicken. Meet these "acro-cats" who are delighting cat fans in Chicago.

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UNESCO launches World Digital Library

Nearly six years after the United States rejoined UNESCO after a two-decade absence, US Librarian of Congress James Billington’s vision for a library on the worldwide web, aimed at promoting cultural understanding between peoples and featuring tens of thousands of digitized images from around the globe, is poised to become reality as the World Digital Library goes live.

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World- Old Order Is Back in Northern Iraq

Riding a wave of resentment against the Kurds -- and openly touting influence with insurgents -- Sunnis came to control Iraq's second-most-populous province in their first election.

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Sports- The LeBron Effect

Former Knicks star Allan Houston joins The Times's William C. Rhoden to break down LeBron James's game.

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Business- Life After Wharton

For the past decade, a job at a investment bank has been coveted. Now the implosion of Wall Street has not only shaken a generation's ambitions, it has also unleashed them.

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City Room- Who Gives a (Battery-Powered) Hoot?

Exotic green birds have invaded Whitestone, Queens. Their huge nests that up the electrical wires. One Con Ed crew decided to do something about it. Thus begins the saga of Hootie, the electric owl.

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The Minimalist- Easy Whole Grain Flatbread

Mark Bittman cooks plain and coconut milk cauliflower flatbread in a pan.

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Moldovan wine industry in crisis

An embargo Russia placed on Moldovan wine may have been lifted two years ago, but local producers are still struggling to make ends meet. Production has dropped sharply in a country where 10 per cent of the population works in the wine industry.

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Business is looking up for Pawnshops

Even in times of economic hardship, there's money to be made -- particularly in the business of pawn-broking. Business is booming at America's pawnshops, where the cash-poor have parted with their possessions.

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Obama arrives in Trinidad and Tobago for summit

US President Barack Obama arrived in Trinidad and Tobago Friday to make his debut before Latin American leaders attending a Summit of the Americas.

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Olympic-hopeful Tokyo rolls out red carpet for judges

Tokyo is hosting the International Olympic Committee as it showcases its bid to host the 2016 Olympics. The prime minister, former Olympic shooter Taro Aso, has pledged that the government will do "whatever needs to be done" to put the capital ahead of rival candidates. However, not everyone in Japan supports the bid.

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French rescuers call off search after avalanche; no victims

French authorities on Thursday called off a rescue search after sniffer dogs failed to locate any victims following a major avalanche. The avalanche swept across two ski slopes in the resort of Val-Cenis.

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Marking 'prisoners day' in Gaza

As Palestinians mark 'prisoners day' a mural representing Israeli prisoner Gilad Shalit, as he was when he was kidnapped by Gaza Strip militants in 2006 and how he would look in 2036, is on display in Jabalia, Gaza. The artists say the mural should remind people that Shalit will only be released in return for the freedom of some Palestinian prisoners.

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Eiffel Tower sees hunger strike for Tamils

Protesters brought a hunger strike to the Eiffel Tower on Friday, as part of a long protest urging the international community to intervene in the civil war in Sri Lanka. Calling for solidarity for the Tamil people, the protesters include four who have been on hunger strike for some days.

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Obama's 3-Month Report Card

President Barack Obama averages a 63% approval rating for his first quarter in office -- the highest since President Jimmy Carter averaged 69% in 1977.

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Pomp and circumstance for Baghdad students

For the first time in years Iraqi students have a graduation ceremony, marking the end of their studies. They celebrated this milestone with dancing and music and with high hopes of rebuilding their war-torn nation.

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Tiny Guinea-Bissau a big player in drug trade

Guinea-Bissau has built a reputation for itself as one of the world's most important transit points for the drug trade, with South American cocaine travelling through the west African archipelago nation en route to Europe.

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