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Misty Copeland: Only African-American Soloist With The American Ballet Theatre Still Feels She Must Prove Herself

Misty Copeland, the only African-American soloist with the American Ballet Theatre, is busy performing in the holiday perennial, Stravinsky’s The Nutcracker, with the world-renowned dance company in New York City. Despite all of her accomplishments, the dancer says still feels as if she has something to prove. The 32-year-old began dancing as an escape from a tumultuous childhood growing up …

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CBS Launches New 24-hour Online News Channel

CBS is taking another step into the streaming arena. Today, the network is launching a 24/7 streaming news channel. Broadcast on its website, as well as a handful of its apps and other streaming devices, the new online-only channel is called CBSN. And in a rather ambitious move, CBS says that it will offer live, anchored news from 9am to …

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Diabetes Management Goes ‘Bionic’ With New Device

Researchers involved in two National Institutes of Health-funded studies have developed a ‘bionic’ pancreas that monitors a patient’s blood sugar levels and makes Type 1 diabetes more manageable. Created by researchers at Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital, the experimental device is not actually an organ or something transplanted within a patient’s body. It involves three parts: two pager-sized hormone …

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Lara Logan May Be Replaced On 60 Minutes

Lara Logan tarnished her integrity as a journalist and the 60 Minutes brand last year when she ran a piece on the Benghazi attack that was mostly made up of fabrications. She herself didn’t lie, but rather she made the mistake of using a source without first verifying its integrity. It was a rookie mistake and one that may cost …

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Lara Logan’s Return To “60 Minutes” Is Undecided

Lara Logan, who took a leave of absence from 60 Minutes in November following what she called a “mistake”, apparently does not have a definite return-date to CBS News, and spokesman Kevin Tedesco has said they decline to comment on when she will return or what her status currently is with the network. Logan delivered a segment in October about …

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Sharyl Attkisson Resigns From CBS News

CBS News’ investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has resigned, and the announcement was made in a tweet. According to a spokesperson for CBS, Attkisson is leaving the network to pursue other endeavors. For months, rumors have been circulating about Attkisson’s differences with the network. Last year, CBS News reported that the correspondent’s investigative pieces on Benghazi did not make The CBS …

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Katie Couric Admits That Her Report On HPV Was Too Anti-Vaccine

Having taken a fair amount of criticism from the media and the science community, Katie Couric says she regrets spending too much time talking about the rare adverse side effects from HPV vaccinations instead of acknowledging the HPV vaccine’s overwhelming success. On Tuesday the talk show host apologized in an opinion piece for the Huffington Post. “Last week we devoted several …

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Lara Logan Suspended For Erroneous ’60 Minutes’ Report

CBS has suspended its news correspondent, Lara Logan for an erroneous 60 Minutes report about the attack on a US diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, according to USA Today. Also suspended was the segment’s producer Max McClellan. CBS News chairman Jeff Fager regretted the incident saying that “the deception got through and it shouldn’t have.” Logan and McClellan had ran …

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CBS Reporter Hacked, Involved ‘Search and Exfiltration of Data’

An internal investigation by a cyber security firm, hired by CBS News, has confirmed that investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was “accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012.” Here’s CBS News’ statement on the investigation: A cyber security firm hired by CBS News has determined through forensic analysis that Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was accessed …

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Mike Wallace, Famed 60 Minutes Reporter, Passed Away

Sad news today for the journalism world as Mike Wallace passed away at the age of 93. He will best remembered as one of the toughest men on television as he interviewed crooks and saints alike on 60 Minutes. CBS News has a lovely write up on Wallace detailing all of his accomplishments throughout the years. It turns out that …

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