This Morning from CBS News: Sept. 1, 2014

Russia's President Vladimir Putin in August 2014 REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

Statehood call

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for talks to discuss "statehood" for southeast Ukraine on Russian state television. Kremlin spin-doctors quickly insisted Putin wasn't calling for regional independence. But, CBS News' Elizabeth Palmer reports, Russia's clear support for the Ukrainian rebels has boosted their confidence.

Putin's Europe

Two Republican lawmakers warned on "Face the Nation" Sunday that if the U.S. and Europe do not work more aggressively to deter Putin, he could begin to threaten other nations in Eastern Europe.

Risky airstrikes

Two GOP lawmakers said on "Face the Nation" that taking on ISIS in Syria requires a quick and forceful U.S. response - including possible airstrikes - and the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee warned the region's geopolitics mean the first step must be to build support for defeating ISIS.

ISIS bedfellows

The debate over what to do about the threat of ISIS has some members of both parties lining up behind the president and other members of both parties attacking him. The break in party politics has created some strange bedfellows.

Cloud hack

Celebrities including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence were the target of what appears to be one of the biggest celebrity hacking leaks. Dozens of private, nude photographs were said to be accessed from phones and leaked online, reports CBS News correspondent Anthony Mason. The pictures were allegedly retrieved from a cloud-based internet data storage system.

Fly boy

At a time when most teens are learning to drive, South Dakota teen Matt Guthmiller flew 30,000 miles, making 23 stops in 15 countries, to become the youngest pilot ever to complete a solo journey around the world. CBS News' Carter Evans reports the MIT student is not without critics.

Losing bet

All bets are off at one of Atlantic City's landmark casinos. The Showboat closed its doors yesterday after a quarter century on the Boardwalk. Anne Marie Green reports two more casinos are folding over the next few weeks, leaving thousands out of work and a city in need of luck.

Happy workers

The employee revolt at Market Basket raises a question, especially over this Labor Day: Is there a connection between workers feeling well-treated by their employers and the bottom line? CBS News' Martha Teichner sought answers on "Sunday Morning."

Working numbers

A CBS News poll shows nine in ten working Americans are satisfied with their jobs, and a majority of 53 percent say they are very satisfied. After more than 130 years of Labor Day, here are key numbers that reflect the reality facing most American workers today.

Dangerous pregnancy

The statistics are staggering. According to EngenderHealth, a global women's health organization, a woman dies every 90 seconds somewhere in the world from pregnancy or childbirth. Maternity-related complications are the leading cause of death in women ages 15 to 19 worldwide. Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino, a mother of four, knows about some of the risks firsthand.

Beslan remembered

"Three Days in September" is the dramatic story of the 2004 Chechen terrorist attack and three-day siege of a school in southern Russia, produced by "48 hours" for Showtime. When it was over, nearly 331 people lay dead -- many of them children. The film is narrated by award-winning actor Julia Roberts. She introduces audiences to Beslan, a small, rural city of nearly 35,000 people situated at the foot of Russia's beautiful Caucasus mountains, and 1,000 miles from Moscow. The journey through those three days begins with then-16-year-old Dariya Fadeeva. She's proud of her town and is a happy, normal, teenage girl. But the events of those three September days changed her life forever.

Top News

World

Ukrainian border guard boat attacked by rebels

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China blocks open election nominations for Hong Kong

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Politics

Lawmakers, advocates scramble as Obama slows immigration timeline

Ted Cruz plays up 2016 talk to Texas audience

U.S.

Judge blocks enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law

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Weather slowing progress of California wildfires

SF 49ers star Ray McDonald arrested on domestic violence charges

Michael Sam clears waivers, unlikely to stay with Rams

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Ferguson cops start wearing body cameras: report

Bags of money spilled across Rhode Island road after armored car crash

MoneyWatch

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Health

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  • Dan Woo

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