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23/05/2019

Early release of "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh slammed by daughter of slain CIA officer

Last Updated May 23, 2019 10:31 AM EDT John Walker Lindh, the man who was captured with Taliban fighters in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks and is often called the "American Taliban," walked free from a federal prison Thursday morning after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence. Many think he should not be released because they say he still supports radical Islamic terrorism.When Lindh was captured in Afghanistan in 2001, he told U.S. forces why he decided to join the Taliban, saying, "my heart became attached to them." Lindh was interrogated by CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann, who was...
23/05/2019

CorePower, largest U.S. yoga chain, accused of underpaying instructors

Yoga instructors are accusing America's largest chain of yoga studios of underpaying its teachers. More than 1,500 yoga instructors have joined a class action lawsuit against CorePower Yoga, claiming CorePower teachers "are overstretched and not being paid the minimum wages they are entitled.""CorePower probably started out with a mission and a goal that they wanted to bring yoga to everybody, but then it turned into a way to monetize," instructor Effie Morgenstern told "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson. "It's a business that is hiding behind the guise of yoga," another yoga instructor Melissa Brennan said. Malissa Brennan and...
23/05/2019

The bloody truth about getting your period in America

Watch the CBSN Originals documentary, "Period. Half the population has one. But no one talks about it," in the video player above. The full hour special premieres on CBSN Sunday, May 26, at 8 p.m., 11 p.m., and 2 a.m. ET. Half the world's population gets a period every month. And yet, even in America, there is such a stigma surrounding menstruation that the majority of girls and women still feel uncomfortable talking about it. "We all have that story where we get our period at school or at work and we stick [a tampon] up our sleeve... and sort...

23/05/2019

Patients in Congo fear ongoing violence amid latest Ebola outbreak

Beni, Congo — A top United Nations official said there is a very high risk that Africa's latest Ebola outbreak will spread. It has killed nearly 1,100 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the epicenter of the outbreak, many face another danger, other than the disease.Charity, 2, is fighting for her life in an Ebola treatment center. She was admitted Wednesday with her critically ill mother Kabuo Safi, who lies isolated in another plastic cube, too sick to tend to her little girl.There have been major advances in the treatment of Ebola since the last deadly outbreak in 2014....
22/05/2019

A 10-year-old migrant girl died last year in government care, officials acknowledge

The federal agency that oversees the care of unaccompanied migrant children acknowledged to CBS News Wednesday that a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in its custody on Sept. 29, 2018. The child's death had not been previously reported. She was the first of six migrant children to die in U.S. custody — or soon after being released — in the past eight months.Mark Weber, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said in a statement to CBS News that the girl had a history of congenital heart defects. Weber said when she entered the care...
21/05/2019

Italian high schoolers are helping bring secret Vatican archives to the masses

Deep inside Vatican City lies a bunker holding a remarkable historical record – a catalog of every word written by every pope over more than 1,000 years. The secret archive holds millions of church documents including decrees and correspondence from every pope dating back more than a millennia. Lined up, it would stretch more than 50 miles – about the length of the Panama Canal. Today, only academics with special permission can access it; otherwise it's locked away. Marco Maiorino, a paleographer who studies ancient texts, showed CBS News' Seth Doane the frescoed room where the archives started. Valuable records...

20/05/2019

Iraqi president doesn't want country to become battleground for U.S.-Iran fight

President Trump is warning Iran that if they want a fight, it would be the "official end" of Iran. His threatening tweet came after a rocket landed near the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on Sunday. No one was hurt, and no group has taken responsibility. Iraqi authorities are searching for whoever fired the rocket.With his country caught in the middle of a growing crisis, Iraq's President Barham Salih told CBS News correspondent Roxana Saberi that he's talking to both the United States and Iran to keep Iraq from becoming a battleground. Iraqi President Barham Salih. "Iraq has been living through...
20/05/2019

Exclusive look inside NSA Hawaii, the "front lines" of intelligence gathering

CBS News is getting an exclusive look at the National Security Agency's secretive outpost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. NSA Hawaii is on the front lines of American intelligence gathering, intercepting communications and monitoring a region that includes China and North Korea. The NSA is the largest of the 17 U.S. intelligence agencies, and this outpost in Hawaii is particularly busy these days as the U.S. shifts its focus from fighting terrorism to a competition between nations for critical information. Cameras usually aren't allowed, but Capt. Kurt Mole, who leads the top-secret facility, took CBS News correspondent Carter...
20/05/2019

New research finds a low-fat diet can lower a woman's risk for breast cancer

A new cancer study made headlines this week as researchers found that a low-fat diet helps reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer. The findings of this large, long-term study could have life changing results for millions of women. Tali Lando, a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon, was diagnosed with an advanced breast cancer five years ago, when she was 37-years-old. "The reality for me changed," she told CBS News. "I am still here today so that's the good news." Tali Lando CBS News After surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, Lando completely changed her diet. New data shows that...

19/05/2019

Acting DHS chief says U.S. won't send migrants to Florida, insists he didn't threaten to quit

Last Updated May 19, 2019 4:02 PM EDT The Trump administration will not send immigrants who cross the southern border to Florida, a reversal that was decided over the weekend, acting Department of Homeland Security chief Kevin McAleenan told "Face the Nation" on Sunday.McAleenan's comments come after Florida officials said they were told earlier last week that federal officials were sending immigrants to South Florida jurisdictions. McAleenan told "Face the Nation" that "U.S. Customs and Border Protection did notify officials locally in those areas that they were looking at the possibility of doing that," but the CBP acting commissioner decided...
19/05/2019

True espresso love: Attending a university of coffee

The vibrant southern Italian city of Naples seems to run on espresso. Marcello Uzzi, who offers high-end tours of his city, says the city's excitement is due in part to its love of coffee.A regular stop on his tour is Caffè Gambrinus, which was established before Italy was, back when Naples was a kingdom. "It's like a temple," Uzzi said. Enjoying espresso at Caffè Gambrinus in Naples. CBS News And coffee here is like a religion."Talking about coffee, you know, it's just like talking about pizza – it's part of our tradition," Uzzi said. Espresso – simply called "coffee" here...
19/05/2019

Brunello Cucinelli: Fashion and philosophy

In a country where thousands of little towns are being deserted by younger people moving to the cities, the village of Solomeo is thriving, and it's mainly the work of one extraordinary man. His name is Brunello Cucinelli, and if you haven't heard of him, maybe it's because you're not shopping in the right places.Cucnelli makes luxury wear – the finest fabrics all very carefully made into clothing bound for the best stores and the brightest lights. Ryan Reynolds has been known to show up on the red carpet wearing Cucinelli; so has Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio. Designer Brunello...