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Scientists witness first modern case of “river piracy”

Scientists are documenting the first “river piracy” seen in modern times. Here, researcher Jim Best surveys Slims River, which was cut off from its source in 2016. Dan Shugar WASHINGTON — Scientists have witnessed the first modern case of what they call “river piracy” and they blame global warming. Most of the water gushing from a […]
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Stunning find in ancient Egyptian noble's tomb

Archaeologists show off their finds in the tomb of Userhat, in this photo from Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry. Antiquities Ministry CAIRO — Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered more than 1,000 statues and 10 sarcophagi in an ancient noble’s tomb on the west bank of the Nile River in Luxor. Archaeologists unearthed a well-preserved wooden coffin inside […]
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Man dies “peacefully” after being told “Trump has been impeached”

An obituary published in The Oregonian says a 75-year-old man died “peacefully” after being told that “Donald Trump has been impeached.” “Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded,” the obituary for Michael Garland Elliott says. Elliott, who was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and later moved to Long Beach, California, […]
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Man uses power of social media to reunite lost pet with owner

Micha Porat found 13-year-old Osita wandering the street in South Beach and he turned to the power of social media to reunite the lost pet with its owner. CBS Miami MIAMI BEACH — A half-blind, aging chihuahua has been reunited with her owner following a rescue by an animal lover who likely saved her from being run […]
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Watch April the giraffe's newborn calf take first wobbly steps

HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. — April the giraffe’s calf is nursing strongly and his mother is recovering “perfectly,” said officials with Animal Adventure Park on Sunday after a veterinarian check with the newborn. April gave birth to a healthy male calf Saturday at the privately owned Animal Adventure Park before an online audience of more than a […]
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Facebook purges thousands of fake accounts that targeted publishers

(CBS News) -- Facebook announced Friday that it had begun to purge “a substantial number” of accounts that it says were fake or spam.
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‘Boss Baby’ dethrones ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with $49M debut

NEW YORK (AP) - The taskmaster toddler of "Boss Baby" has dethroned Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" at the box office with a $49 million debut.
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Police: Posting man’s last moments on Facebook not illegal

Blackshire was shot and killed Jan. 19 at a Fayetteville motel.
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YouTube’s unskippable 30-second ads will go away

(CBS News) -- Sick of having to sit through 30 seconds of boring ads before your YouTube video plays? We have good news for you.
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Twitter takes more steps to clamp down abuse and hate

singling out and collapsing potentially abusive and "low-quality" replies