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Julián Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Takes Step Toward a Presidential Run

The former housing secretary in the Obama administration and the former mayor of San Antonio announced he was forming a presidential exploratory committee.

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ShowBiz Minute: Ty Dolla $ign, Cosby, Obama

Rapper Ty Dolla $ign indicted on felony drug charges; Bill Cosby lawyers detail 11 alleged trial errors as they appeal; Michelle Obama surprises Detroit students at Motown Museum. (Dec. 12)        

WATCH: Julian Castro announces he's exploring 2020 run

The former mayor and Obama cabinet member will make announcement on Jan. 12.

Julian Castro announces he's exploring presidential bid in video

The former Obama Housing secretary is among the first to officially declare his intentions in what is expected to be a crowded 2020 Democratic field.

2019 Grammy Music Educator Award finalists revealed

"CBS This Morning" is revealing this year's finalists for the 2019 Grammy Music Educator Award. Ten teachers from 10 different schools across the ...

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Project-based learning is a new rage in education. Never mind that it’s a century old.

Here's what made it a sensation in the first place -- and why it went out of favor.

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U.S. wants U.N. to ban nuclear ballistic missile work by Iran

Washington will push the U.N. Security Council to toughen its stance against Iran working on ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and carrying out ballistic missile launches, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on ...

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Physical education is key to longer, happier lives. Our kids and schools need more of it.

Physical education should be on equal footing with academic classes. It teaches kids persistence, resilience, positive thinking and how to stay healthy.         

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Sales for Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ hit 3 million

Interest in the book — and the former first lady’s arena tour — just keep growing.

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From Subaru Ascent to Apple Watch Series 4: The biggest product launches of 2018

Our world has been shaped in large part by just a handful of revolutionary consumer products and the companies behind them. Such milestones include ...

Boeing launches business jet capable of world's longest flight

Boeing unveils its newest line of business jets. The company says the BBJ 777X jet will let VIP travelers to fly nonstop between "any two cities on ...

Google Lens launches on iOS to power visual searches within the Google app - CNET

Apple iPhone and iPad users are no longer limited to using Google Photos to do deeper, AI-powered searches of images.

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Michelle Obama Writes an Emotional Letter to Her Younger Self

Michelle Obama has written a letter to her younger self, giving advice to the young woman heading off to college at Princeton. As a part of CBS News' Note to Self series, the former...

Michelle Obama surprises students at Detroit's Motown Museum during Becoming tour

Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students Tuesday when she made a visit to the Motown Museum.

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New Water Rules Mark Latest Trump Rollback on Environmental Regulations

A new proposal from the Trump White House would roll back more Obama-era environmental regulations. Trump administration officials say Tuesday's proposed change in the Clean Water Act provides "a clear, understandable, and implementable ...

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Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Atlantic Oil Testing 

Environmental groups opposed to offshore drilling sued the federal government Tuesday to prevent future seismic tests for oil and gas deposits  in ...

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U.S. derivatives regulator launches consultation on ether

The U.S. derivatives regulator on Tuesday said it was launching a formal consultation on the uses of ether as it aims to more closely scrutinize the ...

Department of Education reorganization set for January

The Department of Education has finalized a reorganization plan that has at times drawn the ire of Congress and agency officials, according to an internal email obtained by CNN and confirmed by an agency spokeswoman.

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Michelle Obama shares a playlist of her favorite Motown songs, old and new

The former First Lady and Motown fan has a customized playlist to accompany her Detroit visit, which included a stop at the Motown Museum.        

Boeing launches record-breaking plane

Boeing has unveiled its newest line of business jets, which the company says will allow VIP travelers to fly non-stop between "any two cities on earth."

Automobili Pininfarina names its all-electric hypercar Battista - Roadshow

The car will cost between $2 and $2.5 million when it launches in 2020.

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Roving Cinema Plays Public Service Role in Central Africa

A giant screen flickers to life in a remote village in the equatorial forest of the Central African Republic. Some 200 villagers avidly take in an ...

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Michelle Obama memoir sales top 3 million, book tour extends into 2019

The former first lady's memoir 'Becoming' joins elite list of fastest-selling nonfiction books in history. She extends her book tour ...

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Michelle Obama extends tour for her best-selling memoir, ‘Becoming’

The former first lady added new dates and cities to her massive stadium book tour as sales for the tome reach $3 million.

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Albanian students block Tirana highway in protest at higher fees

Albanian students blocked a major junction in the capital on Tuesday after the government failed to meet their demands to improve the education system and reverse fee increases announced this month.

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Apple launches payments service in Germany following delay

Apple has launched its mobile payments service in Germany, four years after its start in the United States and trailing Google, which started its payments app in the country in June.

Michelle Obama's emotional letter to her college-age self

"One of your classmates is a movie star, another is rumored to be a real-life princess. Meanwhile, you got dropped off by your father in the family sedan."

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