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America’s best young math minds compete in Rio

PITTSBURGH — The International Mathematical Olympiad was held this week in Brazil, and Team USA finished in fourth place out of 110 countries. CBS News spoke to the teens when they were on the road to Rio.  The man in front of the class is no ordinary math teacher and the kids in the chairs are no ordinary students. They are the U.S. team for the International Mathematical Olympiad — the best high school math minds in the country. And Po-Shen Loh is their coach. The U.S. team ahead of the…

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Parents arrested for giving newborn daughter meth, heroin, morphine, police say

SPANISH FORK, Utah — Police said a mother and father were arrested after they gave their newborn daughter drugs on the day she was born, CBS affiliate KUTV in Salt Lake City reports. Colby Glen Wilde, 29, and 26-year-old Lacey Dawn Christenson face drug distribution and child endangerment charges, authorities said. “They administered the drug hours after baby was born,” said Sgt. Spencer Cannon, a Utah County Sheriff’s spokesperson. Authorities said investigators learned Christenson had been taking heroin and prescription pain medication during pregnancy because her child was born addicted to…

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New WH comms director deletes old tweets contradicting Trump

A day after accepting a top White House job, President Trump’s new communications director announced Saturday that he’s deleting old tweets that were critical of his new boss, saying his own views have evolved and that what he said in the past shouldn’t be a distraction. Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that’s all that matters — Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 22, 2017 “Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction….

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Steven Spielberg debuts “Ready Player One” trailer

SAN DIEGO — Steven Spielberg has debuted footage of his latest film “Ready Player One.” The director released a teaser trailer of his action-packed film Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con. The 6,500-person crowd gave the director a standing ovation and cheered heartily when the first images from the dystopian future world came up on screen, and even more so when The Iron Giant popped up. Author Ernest Cline said he learned how to be a storyteller because of Spielberg. And Spielberg said he liked the idea of doing a flash forward…

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Son charged in death of father whose body was left on couch for weeks

Tyler Swantek faces charges in the death of his father, whose body was found on a couch. WYOU-TV FRACKVILLE, Pa. — A man has been charged with killing his father, who authorities say was shot to death and his body then left on a couch in his home for weeks.  Tyler Swantek, 24, faces charges in Schuylkill County including criminal homicide, first- and third-degree murder, aggravated assault and abuse of a corpse in the death of Todd Swantek, 49, whose body was found May 24 in the Frackville home the…

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Anthony Scaramucci says Trump ‘is on missile lock’ to build border wall

Anthony Scaramucci said in his first interview since being named White House communications director that President Trump is “on missile lock” to keep his promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. “I know this is one of his campaign promises that he is on missile lock to keep,” Scaramucci said Saturday on “Breitbart News Saturday” on SiriusXM. Pressed by host Matthew Boyle on when the wall would be built, Scaramucci noted he only started the job on Friday and hadn’t spoken with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly…

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For Ethiopia’s Underemployed Youth, Life Can Center on a Leaf

“If you’re a chewer in these parts, you’re a dead, dead man,” said Abhi, 30, who asked that his last name not be used because his family “will no longer consider me as their son.” Most alarming, the Ethiopian authorities say, is the number of young people in this predominantly young nation now consuming khat. About half of Ethiopia’s youth are thought to chew it. Officials consider the problem an epidemic in all but name. The country’s government, which rules the economy with a tight grip, is worried that the…

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