Assignment America

Sorry, voting is now closed. The winning story will be revealed tonight at 6:30pm ET on the CBS Evening News. And tune in to catch Steve Hartman's report on Friday.

Do-It-Yourself Funerals: Forget the box and circumstance. More and more families are choosing to dig the hole themselves and drop grandma in al fresco.

Jerk-o-Meter: Students at MIT have developed a device that you attach to your phone to find out whether the person calling you is a jerk.

America's Smallest Town, Monowi, Nebraska: Population one bizarre old lady who actually holds town meetings with herself.

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