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Beaches closed after fishermen hook great white shark

Beaches in Orange County, Calif., remained closed Monday after fishermen tussled with a great white shark.  CBS Los Angeles SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — San Clemente’s beaches remained off limits to swimmers on Monday after more than two dozen sharks were spotted in the water, CBS Los Angeles reported.  The city’s beaches were first closed around 10:30 […]
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Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system

Construction equipment sits near a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site off County Road 135 near the town of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on Oct. 30, 2016. Josh Morgan / Reuters BISMARCK, N.D. — The Dakota Access pipeline system leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in two separate incidents in March – […]
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Missing couple found dead in plane wreckage under snow

Photo of the missing TB-20 Trinidad provided by Civil Air Patrol. CBS Sacramento LOYALTON, Calif. — Authorities have discovered the wreckage of a small plane buried in snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California and the bodies of a couple missing for more than a month inside it. Sierra County sheriff’s officials say […]
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Cab driver shot while chasing suspected thief

A screenshot of surveillance video that shows a couple getting into a cab outside Garage Bar, in the Bronx.  CBS New York NEW YORK — A cab driver ended up in the hospital after chasing a man police say had just robbed his passenger in the Bronx, CBS New York reports. The station obtained exclusive surveillance video, which […]
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Lawmaker speaks out after his lynching comments spark uproar

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments. Republican state Rep. Karl Oliver of Winona had said in a Facebook post that the destruction of monuments is “heinous and horrific.” He accused Louisiana officials of acting in a Nazi-like fashion. “The destruction of these […]
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Flea market diamond worth nearly $454K

A large 26.27 karat diamond ring that was bought at a flea market is expected to fetch about $454,000 when it is auctioned by Sotheby’s next month. Sotheby’s / AP LONDON — Some people have all the luck.  Consider the person who dropped about $15 nearly 30 years ago on what was thought to be […]
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Supreme Court ruling a win for voting rights advocates

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.  The justices ruled that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor’s office in 2011 placed too many African-Americans […]
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Charter school makes decision on controversial hairstyle ban

Twin sisters Deanna and Mya had been banned from attending school events over their hairstyle, which went against school policy. CBS Boston MALDEN, Mass. — A Massachusetts charter school that came under fire for what some students and parents considered a racist policy of banning hair braid extensions has suspended the rule.  The Mystic Valley […]
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NBA player says he's “getting death threats almost every day”

Turkish-born NBA player Enes Kanter has returned to the United States after his home country revoked his passport. Kanter, who plays center for the Oklahoma City Thunder, has long been an outspoken critic of Turkey’s President Erdogan. He says Turkey canceled his passport in retaliation for his political views. The Turkish-born NBA player describes how […]
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Father drowns while trying to save son in river

Authorities say a 52-year-old man is believed to have drowned in the Sacramento River after jumping into the water to save his son. Contra Costa Fire Department PITTSBURG, Calif. — Authorities will resume their search on Monday for the body of a father who is believed to have drowned while trying to save his son […]