04-27-2017  6:05 am      •     
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Chief foreign affairs correspondent suffered 'a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating'

NEW YORK – CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was recovering in a U.S. hospital Tuesday from a sexual attack and beating she suffered while reporting on the tumultuous events in Cairo.


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Like Obama, former President George W. Bush tried to kill the alternative engine

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A showdown looming, Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged Congress to cancel a costly alternative engine for the Pentagon's next-generation fighter jet Wednesday and vowed to explore "all available legal options" to stop production if lawmakers won't.


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Rep. Omeria Scott says intervention program is needed to save failing schools

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Black lawmakers say funding public schools and infrastructure projects at Mississippi's historically black universities is among their priorities as budget-writing moves into its final phases this session.

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112 people have been arrested, charged, pleaded guilty or sentenced since Feb. 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- In a city where there are twice as many identified gang members as there are police officers, the announcement this week that seven Kansas City residents are facing federal gang-related charges might not seem like much.


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President says his goal is to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's $3.7 trillion budget for 2012 was quickly dismissed Tuesday by House Republicans for taking a pass on tackling historically huge federal deficits.


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The oil giant calls the decision 'illegitimate and unenforceable'

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- An Ecuadorean judge ruled Monday in an epic environmental case that Chevron Corp. was responsible for oil drilling contamination in a wide swath of Ecuador's northern jungle and ordered the oil giant to pay $8.6 billion in damages and cleanup costs.


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Mark Kelly says he can ask his wife questions and she can respond

PHOENIX (AP) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords can walk while holding onto a cart, mouth the lyrics to easy songs and have simple conversations, according to family, staff and her doctors.


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Cotton has more than doubled in price over the past year

NEW YORK (AP) -- The era of falling clothing prices is ending.


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Proposes trimming the deficits by $1.1 trillion over a decade

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.73 trillion budget Monday that holds out the prospect of eventually bringing deficits under control through spending cuts and tax increases


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Expert: "System shackled by institutional bias, cultural ignorance"

The numbers are disturbing. There are more than half a million children in the foster care system in the United States, and African-Americans make up nearly 40 percent of that number. U.S. Census data shows Black children in foster care, especially older ones, are less likely than White children to be adopted.


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