Dinner party brings blacks and whites together

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:40pm
Franklin McCallie, 75, grew up in the segregated South as a bigoted boy. It wasn't until college that he changed his views on race

Deaths from furniture trigger warning from IKEA

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:39pm
At least five children have died from incidents linked to an IKEA dresser

Drought fueling wildfires on West Coast

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:01pm
From Montana to California, at least 20 large wildfires are burning in the West

Talking face-to-face about race, across the dinner table

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:40pm
A group of blacks and whites are meeting once a month to have dinner and talk openly about race -- hoping small steps make a difference

The bane and benefit of mayflies

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:09pm
The mayflies form swarms that can be dangerous but also offer the environment an important benchmark

Massive wildfires burning through California, Montana

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:03pm
Parts of wine country and a national park were scorched by huge blazes that have ignited thousands of acres

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner has a new job

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 7:08pm
Public relations firm based in New Jersey announced Weiner will be joining its board of advisers

D.A.: Sandra Bland's injuries not consistent with homicide

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 6:56pm
Forensic exam showed some injuries of woman who died in jail cell were consistent with suicide; family has disputed that finding

Brothers, beachgoers help tangled hammerhead shark

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 6:29pm
After a young man realized a hammerhead shark was injured and dragged it to shore, a team of beachgoers worked to remove fishing hooks and lines from the animal before releasing it back into the sea

New details in stabbing deaths of Okla. family

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 6:07pm
After 5 family members are found dead, police say a mass murder in the quiet suburb of Tulsa is "unheard of"

Controversial professor's comments on Jews, women, gays draw fire

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 5:50pm
Lincoln University professor previously known for questioning the Holocaust is once again making incendiary remarks

Jury reaches verdict in first phase of Colorado theater shooter trial

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 5:47pm
Death penalty still on the table as prosecutor's clear first hurdle in sentencing phase

Woman keeps promise, adopts 4 kids after childhood friend dies of cancer

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 5:36pm
Buffalo family doubled in size overnight after adopting four girls

Remains found in car that's been missing for 43 years

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 5:35pm
Caldwell County Sheriff's Office says the human remains found in a 1968 Pontiac Catalina recovered from a North Carolina lake could help solve the case of Amos Shook, who was reported missing in 1972

560-pound man on cross-country bike trek to lose weight

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 5:27pm
Starting out in Massachussetts, the man has been riding for two weeks, but is now held up in Rhode Island with a bent rim

​Poll: Pope Francis' approval rating drops in U.S.

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 5:17pm
Though still viewed favorably among Americans, pontiff's image has declined since early 2014; conservative cleric faults confusion over Vatican's stance on social issues

Poll: Views on Charleston shooting, Confederate flag

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:40pm
CBS News/New York Times poll: American differ noticeably by race when it comes to interpreting the symbolism of the Confederate flag

Amid campaign drama, questions about Trump's policy positions

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:21pm
Donald Trump's boisterous campaign raises questions about his actual policy positions

Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff shine in "Paper Towns"

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:24pm
The duo star in the film adaption of John Green's 2008 novel that is part-teen romance and part-mystery

Poll: What do Americans feel about race relations?

CBS US News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:18pm
CBS News/New York Times poll finds persistent pessimism over the state of race relations

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