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  • PASSINGS: Robert C. Pierpoint, Aron Kupperman, Begum Nusrat Bhutto

    ROBERT C. PIERPOINT CBS News correspondent covered six presidents Robert C. Pierpoint, 86, a CBS News correspondent who covered six presidents, the Korean War, the Kennedy assassination and the Iranian hostage crisis in a career that spanned more than...
  • PASSINGS: Len Lesser, Sidney Harth, Ratu Josefa Iloilo, Santi Santamaria, T.P. McKenna, Howard Lucraft

    PASSINGS: Len Lesser, Sidney Harth, Ratu Josefa Iloilo, Santi Santamaria, T.P. McKenna, Howard Lucraft
    Len Lesser Veteran character actor Len Lesser, 88, a veteran character actor best known for his recurring role in the 1990s as Uncle Leo on the hit NBC-TV comedy "Seinfeld," died Wednesday in Burbank, publicist Laura Stegman said. He had pneumonia and...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn May Face Gang Rape Allegations

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn May Face Gang Rape Allegations
    PARIS -- French prosecutors have widened an investigation into former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged participation in a prostitution ring. Authorities said Monday that Lille police will open a preliminary inquiry...
  • It's getting easier to visit Cuba

    It's getting easier to visit Cuba
    WASHINGTON -- Betsy Blades has been curious about Cuba ever since 1959 when she was 15 years old and watched news clips of Fidel Castro’s revolution. The retired social worker from Baltimore, now 68, will seize a chance to visit the forbidden...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat ( Princeton University Press: 181 pp., $19.95) "Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part...
  • Universal Studios Orlando plans 'Despicable Me' attraction and digital upgrade to Spider-Man ride in 2012

    Universal Studios Orlando plans 'Despicable Me' attraction and digital upgrade to Spider-Man ride in 2012
    Universal Studios Orlando on Thursday announced plans to retheme its Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast attraction with a new "Despicable Me" story line, and to digitally refresh the Amazing Adventures ofSpider-Man motion-simulator ride for 2012. With no new...
  • Cambodia: Killing fields timeline

    Cambodia: Killing fields timeline
    1925: Saloth Sar, alias Pol Pot, born in central Cambodia. 1949: Pol Pot goes to Paris where he joins a group of young Cambodian revolutionaries, most of them Marxists. 1953: France grants independence to Cambodia under King Norodom Sihanouk; Pol Pot...
  • The naked faces of 'Power'

    The naked faces of 'Power'
    In 1860, Abraham Lincoln went to Cooper Union in New York to deliver the speech that would launch his national political career and help him secure the Republican presidential nomination. But before the speech, Lincoln marked the occasion by stopping...
  • Newt Gingrich under fire in final GOP debate before Iowa vote

    Newt Gingrich under fire in final GOP debate before Iowa vote
    In the final debate before voting starts in the 2012 presidential contest, front-running Newt Gingrich battled renewed criticism Thursday night from rivals over his activities outside of government, including taking $1.6 million from mortgage giant...
  • IRAN: Nuclear chief rejects allegations of secret enrichment site

     
    Was there a hint of a dare in Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi's rejection Friday of allegations that Iran was working on a secret nuclear site? Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, denied claims by an outlawed fringe......
  • Colbert takes on Rand Paul over profiling comments

    Colbert takes on Rand Paul over profiling comments
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) earned a lot of respect from civil libertarians several weeks ago when he emerged as this country's foremost Fourth Amendment advocate. Rand tried single-handedly to stop some of the more authoritarian aspects of the Patriot...