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Pope Francis speaks during the audience of the Curia, the administrative apparatus of the Holy See, in the Sala Clementina of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican, December 21, 2013. Caludio Peri/AFP/Getty Images

Last Updated Apr 20, 2014 12:15 PM EDT

RECAP: April 20

TRADITION: How much change can Pope Francis bring to the Catholic Church? | Watch Video
On this Easter Sunday, "Sunday Morning" looks at the changes that have taken place at the Vatican since the elevation of Pope Francis. In just over a year since the election of this outsider pope from Argentina, who was given a figurative broom to sweep out the ecclesiastical cobwebs, the Catholic Church is a place transformed.

But observers say the pontiff may disappoint those who seek real reform in the Church, due to push-back from entrenched bureaucracy within the Vatican.

Mark Phillips reports on how much change this "outsider" pope can bring.

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ALMANAC: Rocket belt | Watch Video
On April 20, 1961, Harold Graham took off in the first untethered flight using a rocket belt.

View our gallery (left) on how the dream of flying without an airplane was made real (if not exactly commonplace) with the development of the jet pack.

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BOOKS: For kids' book author Mo Willems, childhood is an awful time | Watch Video
Paris has long been a Mecca for American writers, from Henry James and Ernest Hemingway to Mo Willems, author and illustrator of a string of bestselling children's books, such as "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!"

Correspondent Rita Braver profiles the winner of three Caldecott Honors, who says he wants to continue to "make my life an adventure."

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PROFILE: Elizabeth Warren, the fighter | Watch Video
Senator Elizabeth Warren is not one to shy away from a challenge. Whether it's bankruptcy laws, bank bailouts or her own personal battles, she is a fighter. Mark Strassmann sits down with the pugnacious Massachusetts Senator to discuss her new book, "A Fighting Chance."

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The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.
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MUSIC: Heavenly songs from classical music's unlikely rock stars (Video)
The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, a secluded group of nuns living in the farmlands north of Kansas City, have become the unlikely rock stars of traditional classical music. Correspondent Tracy Smith takes us on a first-ever look inside the place where it all happens.

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GEIST: Free range chickens for rent (Video)
Tired of those boring supermarket eggs in polystyrene cartons? Now you can enjoy fresh, delicious organic eggs from free-range chickens as local as your backyard. How? Rental chickens! Bill Geist meets Tyler Phillips and Deanna Samata, who started the Rent-a-Coop chicken rental business in Potomac, Md.

"Did people even understand what you were doing?" Geist asked. "They were a little confused," replied Phillips.

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HARTMAN: Baseball gives California man a new life after stroke (Video)
Steve Hartman meets Donnie Edison, a California man who found a new direction through baseball after suffering a debilitating stroke.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: "Heaven Is for Real" star Greg Kinnear on belief | Watch Video
Mo Rocca meets the actor, an Oscar-nominee for "As Good As It Gets," and star of the new movie, "Heaven Is for Real."

GALLERY: Greg Kinnear

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PASSAGE: Gabriel Garcia Marquez | Watch Video
Remembering the Nobel laureate whose works included the novels "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera."

PERFORMANCE: Charles Osgood sings "Hallelujah" (Video)
"Sunday Morning" host Charles Osgood sings an Easter Sunday rendition of the classic "Halllelujah."

CALENDAR: Week of April 21 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" looks at some notable events of the week ahead.

ART: The art of Ukrainian Easter eggs (Video)
Charles Osgood reports on the Ukrainian tradition of pysanky, the art of decorating hollowed-out eggs with folk designs. Dating back to pagan times, the craft is still very much alive today.

GALLERY: Ukrainian Easter eggs

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NATURE: Greater Prairie Chickens (Extended Video)
We leave you this Easter Sunday morning near Wray, Colo., a home to Greater Prairie Chickens . . . and a dance floor for males hoping to attract mates.

RECAP: April 13

COVER STORY: How one family may raise hope for all Alzheimer's patients | Watch Video
Every 67 seconds someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. As the number of people afflicted by this devastating disease -- five million in the U.S. alone -- continues to grow, scientists are racing to find a cure.

While that goal so far has been elusive, there is new reason for hope. Mo Rocca travels to the city of Medellin, Colombia, where scientists have discovered a rare genetic mutation that just may provide a road map to finding a cure.

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ALMANAC: Guy Fawkes | Watch Video
April 13, 1570, was the birth date of the English plotter who conspired to blow up England's Houses of Parliament.

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DESIGN: The architecture of Moshe Safdie: A man of the world (Video)
Legos are more than a toy for the world-famous architect Moshe Safdie. They were the inspiration for one of his most famous works. Martha Teichner has the portrait of an artist on top of the world.

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TRADITION: Making some of the world's best Matzo (Video)
Matzo is an important part of any Passover Seder. Nancy Giles visits Streit's Matzo Factory on New York's Lower East Side and learns the true meaning of making Matzo.

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TRAVEL: Pullman rail cars: A detour back through time (Video)
While most journeys merely take you from Point A to Point B, one special form of train travel involves a detour back through time. Dean Reynolds takes a closer look at the famous sleeper cars in which generations past rode on trips across the country. All aboard!

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PASSAGE: 50th anniversary of the Mustang
In 1964 Ford introduced the sporty car that's galloped into automotive history books.

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Ooh, that hurt! Filming "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."
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MOVIES: All in a day's work for movie stunt people | Watch Video
From "Ben-Hur" to "Star Wars" to the Marvel superhero franchise, part of what makes these movies so thrilling are the death-defying action sequences. More often than not, the real people jumping off buildings, out of airplanes, onto moving trains or any of a thousand other stunts are highly skilled men and woman who may risk their lives to take your breath away.

Lee Cowan goes behind the scenes with some of Hollywood's top stunt men and women for a look at the silver screen's real action heroes.


Nominees for movie stunt awards
Stunt people don't get Oscars, but they are honored at the annual Taurus World Stunt Awards. CBSNews.com's David Morgan looks at this year's nominees in the category of Best Specialty Stunt.

From 1979: Meet the stunt double of "Wonder Woman"
From the archives: Jeannie Epper was born to be a Hollywood stuntwoman - her father, mother and siblings were all stunt people, too. In this CBS News profile first broadcast on May 3, 1979, Dan Rather interviewed Epper about the hazards of her profession.

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HARTMAN: 98-year-old-barber still going strong (Video)
The notion of retirement has little appeal for people whose work has always been a cut above. Steve Hartman introduces us to a barber who has been cutting hair since the Great Depression, and who has no plans to hang up his scissors.

MUSIC: Pharrell Williams: "Happy and grateful
In case you haven't noticed, Pharrell Williams is hot! Following his Grammy wins for last summer's hit "Get Lucky" and his Oscar-nominated song "Happy," this producer-singer-songwriter has solidified his standing as one of the most influential artists in the music industry today - and a fashion icon as well.

Anthony Mason catches up with Williams, a man of many talents (and one big hat)!


Pharrell Williams: "My story is the average story"

Pharrell Williams on success: "I've been hoisted up" by others

Pharrell Williams on seeking purpose in music

Pharrell Williams on growing up in Virginia Beach

Pharrell Williams on meeting his Neptunes partner Chad Hugo

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COMMENTARY: To be continued: When TV series finales aren't quite finished
Contributor Conor Knighton on the habit of stretching TV shows and movie adaptations beyond a fan's endurance.

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CALENDAR: Week of April 14
"Sunday Morning" looks at some notable events of the week ahead.

AGENDA: More events coming up soon:

31st Annual Gathering of Nations
Albuquerque, N.M.
April 24-26, 2014

Chicken Fried Steak Festival
Lamesa, Texas
April 25-27, 2014

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
New Orleans, La.
April 25-May 4, 2014

NATURE: Wild horses (Extended Video)
We leave you this "Sunday Morning" among the wild horses at the Rachel Carson Reserve near Beaufort, North Carolina.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: David Edelstein on the politics of movies | Watch Video
Our film critics says even comic-book blockbusters can convey ideological messages.

RECAP: April 6

HEADLINES: Electronic pulse signals detected in Flight 370 search (Video)
More sounds have been picked up in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet and its 239 passengers. Searchers are calling the electronic pulses detected deep in the Indian Ocean an "acoustic event." Seth Doane reports.

COVER STORY: Are elite athletes born or made?
For athletes and sports lovers alike, springtime is heaven, when the NCAA Final Four, NBA and NHL playoffs, Major League Baseball, NASCAR and golf all vie for our attention. As we mere mortals marvel at the accomplishments and abilities of superstar athletes, many of us wonder if - with the right training and focus - we, too, could have been a professional athlete.

Which raises the age-old question: are athletes "born" or "made"?

In our cover story, Susan Spencer of "48 Hours" looks at the latest research into the role of genetics in athletic excellence.

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WEB EXTRA: Testing an athlete's genes to aid training (Video)
When Jenny Burke, a world-class kayaker, sought to adjust her training to boost her performance, she turned to a lab. Tom Murphy, the director of Genetic Performance, explains how analyzing Burke's genes could help her focus attention not just on parts of her body, but parts of a race.

CBS NEWS POLL: Does practice make perfect in sports?
Americans are asked whether they think athletic ability is genetic or the result of practice

ALMANAC: The 1st geosynchronous communications satellite
On April 6, 1965, Intelsat 1 (a.k.a. Early Bird) was launched, making possible the first live satellite TV broadcast.

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BILL GEIST: Mah Jongg madness (Video)
The NCAA's "March Madness" comes to an end this weekend, but Mah Jongg Madness rages on!

Bill Geist reports from the Mah Jongg Madness Tournament in Las Vegas, where more than 300 fierce competitors played the game that originated in China for the top prize of $1,500.

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FAMILY CHRONICLES: Unraveling the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller
Ever since patriarch John D. Rockefeller founded Standard Oil and became the world's first billionaire, his family's name has signified wealth, privilege, public service and philanthropy.

Rockefellers have lived under a microscope ever since -- and that was never more true than for a few weeks in 1961, when 23-year-old Michael D. Rockefeller (son of then-Governor Nelson Rockefeller) disappeared without a trace after his boat capsized off the coast of New Guinea.

He was presumed drowned, but new evidence is just emerging that he may have met a more tragic and disturbing fate at the hands of headhunters and cannibals. Jim Axelrod has the incredible tale.

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PASSAGE: David Letterman | Watch Video
The "Late Show" host has announced his intention to bow out from the late-night spotlight.

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BROADWAY: Idina Menzel makes a name for herself
During this year's Academy Awards, where the best of film was celebrated, by far the most memorable moment was a mistake: John Travolta's botched introduction of "Frozen" singer Idina Menzel, whom he called "Adele Dazeem."

The flub went viral - and brought even more attention to the talented, Tony Award-winning star of "Wicked" and "Rent."

Tracy Smith caught up with Menzel to talk about her life; her new Broadway musical, "If/Then"; and her reaction to the Travolta travesty.

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HARTMAN: Nebraska man undergoing chemo helps cancer patients in time of need (Video)
After his cancer diagnosis, Jon McAlpin came to realize his life still had meaning. Now the 60-year-old retired firefighter is working to spread that message to other patients as a greeter at an Omaha hospital. Steve Hartman reports.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: The fearless Nicolas Cage | Watch Video
From his off-beat roles in such films as "Raising Arizona" and "Moonstruck," to Hollywood blockbusters like "National Treasure," to his Academy Award-winning portrayal in "Leaving Las Vegas," Nicolas Cage has been an actor to reckon with - and that's just the way he likes it.

Our Lee Cowan sat down with the versatile, mysterious, and sometimes controversial Cage for our Sunday Profile.

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OPINION: Ben Stein to John Kerry: "Time to wake up" | Watch Video
Our contributor offers his thoughts on Jonathan Pollard and a proposed Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.

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CALENDAR: Week of April 7
"Sunday Morning" looks at some notable events of the week ahead.

NATURE: Holland's Keukenhof Gardens (Extended Video)
This week's moment in nature takes us among the tulips at the Keukenhof Gardens outside Amsterdam.

RECAP: March 30

HEADLINES: Confusion, frustration continue in search for Flight 370 (Video)
The mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has dragged into a fourth week, and search teams combing the ocean off Australia's west coast for the wreckage have found nothing. Frustrated relatives of Chinese passengers are now demanding the government apologize for its handling of the search. Holly Williams reports.

COVER STORY: The serious work of comedy | Watch Video
Tuesday is April 1st, also known, of course, as April Fools' Day - a day to put peanut butter in someone's slipper or unscrew the top of the salt shaker. Those are just two (admittedly lame) examples of practical jokes people play on each other, particularly on this one day of the year.

But what does it take to be truly funny - to make millions of people laugh out loud day in and day out? In our cover story Susan Spencer of "48 Hours" talks with some of the funniest people on the planet to explore the art and science of laughter.

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CBS News Poll: Who will be an April Fools' prankster?

ALMANAC: Pencil with attached eraser | Watch Video
On March 30, 1858, a patent was approved for a pencil with an embedded component that aided the error-prone.

ART: A museum honors the glory days of graffiti art | Watch Video
When people hear the word "graffiti," many no doubt think of vandalism. Once considered a symbol of urban blight - names and images illegally spray-painted on buildings and subway cars - these days a growing number of enthusiasts with deep pockets are calling graffiti something else: art.

Rita Braver tours a N.Y. museum exhibit of graffiti, some of which is worth upwards of $100,000.

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SUNDAY JOURNAL: Continuing the search for Wash. mudslide victims
Eight days after a devastating landslide wiped away dozens of homes, rescue workers and volunteers maintain their quest for those who were lost. John Blackstone reports.

DRUG WARS: The surprising result of a son's search for his father | Watch Video
Tony Dokoupil's dad disappeared when he was six; his quest to find his father led him into the thick of the 1980s drug wars. Tracy Smith reports.

WEB EXTRA: Read an excerpt from Tony Dokoupil's "The Last Pirate."

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PASSAGE: Jeremiah Denton, and a stolen Renoir painting (Video)
Former Alabama Senator Jeremiah Denton passed away this week at the age of 89. Known for blinking the word torture in Morse Code during a propaganda video while a POW in Vietnam, Denton spent seven years in captivity. Also this week: the Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting "On the Shore of the Seine" was unveiled at the Baltimore Museum of Art, nearly 63 years after it was stolen.

THE PRESIDENCY: Re-viewing the legacy of LBJ | Watch Video
Lyndon Baines Johnson, who became our 36th President on November 22, 1963, the day John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas, went on to become one of the most dynamic, powerful, and controversial chief executives of the 20th Century.

Now there's a new Broadway play with a unique take on his legacy. David Martin sits down with "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston to talk about his transforming role as LBJ in "All the Way," and his new-found appreciation for the man from Texas.

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HARTMAN: Simple act of kindness continues to pay dividends for Ohio boy (Video)
When Myles Eckert gave his $20 windfall to a soldier at an Ohio Cracker Barrel, he never imagined what would happen next. Steve Hartman follows up with one boy who has inspired so many to pay it forward.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Cobie Smulders on life after "How I Met Your Mother" | Watch Video
If you happen to be a fan of the hit CBS TV show, "How I Met Your Mother," Cobie Smulders needs no introduction. But whether you're a fan or not, what you might not know is that this talented actress was studying to be a marine biologist before her dark good lucks sparked a modeling career- which she often hated.

What she loves is acting, and now as the finale of "HIMYM" approaches, our Anthony Mason catches up with Smulders, just as her career on the big screen is about to take off.

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SEASONS: The magnificent sandhill crane migration (Video)
After what has been a brutal winter, spring is finally here! One sure sign of its arrival (and one of the most spectacular) is the annual migration of hundreds of thousands of sandhill cranes as they fly north for the summer.

Contributor and wildlife photographer Joel Sartore takes us to Nebraska's Platte River for a first-hand look at one of nature's great wonders - the mass migration of the magnificent sandhill cranes.

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CALENDAR: Week of March 31
"Sunday Morning" looks at some notable events of the week ahead.

NATURE: Snow owls (Extended Video)
This week's moment in nature takes us among the snowy owls of Dayton, N.Y.

RECAP: March 23, "The Money Issue"

Anthony Mason hosts our annual edition devoted to business, finance, philanthropy, how we spend money, and when to save.

HEADLINES: Additional satellite images detect possible plane debris (Video)
More satellite images detecting an object that could be related to missing Malaysia Air Flight 370 have surfaced. Search efforts are intensifying to find any possible debris from the plane that has now been missing for more than two weeks. Holly Williams reports.

COVER STORY: A dying breed: The American shopping mall
Since the 1950s shopping malls have become a permanent part of the American landscape -- or so we thought.

With the growing popularity of online shopping, malls across the country are struggling, many even shutting their doors and being torn down. But others are adapting to the changing retail times by coming up with new and creative ways to draw consumers.

Mark Strassmann goes shopping for the latest in shopping malls.

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DESIGN: Currency for a modern world | Watch Video
For many our American money is all about dead statesmen and old buildings. But go abroad and you'll find colorful, creative bank notes celebrating birds, beasts, technology, even sports.

So could we see a change in the U.S. dollar's iconic look? Rita Braver finds out.

WEB EXTRA: View our gallery of alternative designs of U.S. currency, from the Dollar ReDe$ign Project

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CBS News Poll: Who should appear on U.S. currency?
Americans are asked which famous figure they would like to see join the elite ranks found on our money.

ART: Art that's made of money (Video)
Collage artist Mark Wagner had no idea where it would go when he first cut up a dollar bill 15 years ago. But he couldn't stop making things out of money. His collages are assembled entirely from one dollar bills -- and can fetch tens of thousands of dollars. Anthony Mason reports.

WEB EXTRA: View a gallery of some of Mark Wagner's lavish currency collages.

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POSTCARD FROM JAPAN: A tour of Tokyo's largest fish market | Watch Video
The island nation of Japan has less than two percent of the world's population, but consumes 10 percent of the world's fish. One of the top destinations for Tokyo's sushi chefs (and tourists) is the sprawling Tsukiji market, packed with every type of seafood imaginable, from bright colored octopus and shrimp, to king crab and tiny sardines. Seth Doane pays a visit.

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TECHNOLOGY: Smartwatches: Eat your heart out, Dick Tracy! | Watch Video
David Pogue reports on the battle for your wrist as companies create smartwatch devices that do everything from deliver your email to track your sleep patterns.

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WEB EXTRA: Taking measure of the Quantified Self Movement
One man's determination to record nearly ever data point of his life.

PHILANTHROPY: Seed money sprouts change for tiny non-profits | Watch Video
Ari Nessel, a wealthy real estate developer, wanted to do something meaningful with his money. But instead of writing large checks to established charities, he is giving away $1,000 -- every day -- to someone trying to make a difference.

He calls this venture the Pollination Project. John Blackstone reports.

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CARS: The spirit of ecstasy that is Rolls-Royce | Watch Video
Got $300K-$400K for a car? Then prepare to spend that, and more, for wheels from the king of bespoke luxury automobiles. Mark Phillips takes one for a spin.

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TRANSPORTATION: If Spirit Airlines is so unpopular, why are its flights so full? | Watch Video
Spirit Airlines offers some of the cheapest tickets around. It also offers cramped seats and extra charges for just about everything, including overhead luggage space and water. It's the airline passengers love to complain about -- the same passengers who have made it just about the fastest-growing airline around.

Correspondent Richard Schlesinger explores with the world of Spirit Airlines with CEO Ben Baldanza, who offers a spirited defense for running his airline his way.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Shakira's biggest hit
For pop star Shakira, who has sold more than 75 million albums, fame and fortune aren't enough. Correspondent Lee Cowan traveled to Colombia to find out how the singer and her Barefoot Foundation have helped build schools for hundreds of poor children.

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WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Shakira on a child's formative years
Pop star and education advocate Shakira talks to Lee Cowan about how the lack of education opportunities affects the prospects of poor children in her native Colombia.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Shakira tours her new school in Colombia
Web extra: The internationally renowned singer Shakira is also an advocate for education, and has funded the construction of schools in poor communities. She gave correspondent Lee Cowan a tour to her newest school in a poor neighborhood of Cartagena, Colombia, and discussed what it means to the community.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Shakira: "Music has given me opportunities"
The internationally-renowned singer Shakira talks to Lee Cowan about what she finds truly fulfilling.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Shakira on creating a safe haven for kids

Shakira on creating a safe haven for kids The pop star talks to Lee Cowan about the importance of the work her Barefoot Foundation has done in poor communities in elevating the education prospects of children in her native Colombia and in other countries.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Shakira: "Education is not a luxury"
The internationally renowned singer Shakira is also an advocate for education, and has funded the construction of schools in poor communities. She talked to correspondent Lee Cowan about the importance of education, especially for disadvantaged children.

CHECKS AND BALANCES: Tipping points: When and when not to pay extra (Video)
To tip or not to tip? This question has plagued us for years, and finally we have the answer. Nancy Giles gets to the bottom of tipping etiquette and shows us the right amount to tip for just about any occasion.

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INVENTION: An inventor's Quirky path to success | Watch Video
An online community provides the R&D necessary to bring new ideas to the marketplace. Serena Altschul reports.

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WEB EXTRA: Bitcoin and the future of money | Watch Video
It's been said that cash is king, but lately it's been getting a little competition from a currency you can't see. It's called Bitcoin. Despite its name, you can't hold it in your hand. It's a digital form of money that only exists in cyberspace, sent globally from one computer to another. You can buy Bitcoin online. The currency is then stored in a digital wallet on your computer.

There are no rules or regulations. It's not connected to any bank or government, which suits Bitcoin's anti-establishment advocates just fine.

Confused? You're not alone. Alexis Christoforous reports.

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OPINION: Jim Cramer: Don't just save - invest | Extended Video
The Wall Street analyst and CNBC commentator talks about the savings and retirement portfolios you need.

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NATURE: Geese and swans (Extended Video)
This week's moment in nature takes us among the snow geese and tundra swans in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.

RECAP: March 16

HEADLINES: Despite international condemnation, Crimea holds referendum (Video)
Crimea's residents head to the polls to vote in a referendum that will determine whether Crimea will secede from the Ukraine and join Russia. As Elizabeth Palmer reports, in the first few hours of voting turnout appeared to be heavy, and is likely to hand supporters of annexation to Russia a decisive victory.

COVER STORY: Collateral damage: The mental health issues facing children of veterans | Watch Video
We've all seen the heartwarming videos: a child in a classroom or at a sporting event surprised by the unexpected homecoming of a parent who has been serving in the military overseas. The child rushes into the parent's arms, crying tears of joy.

But what those videos don't capture are the months and years of struggle that follow as many of those families try to regain some sense of normalcy following years of war and separation.

Martha Teichner looks at the toll that war takes not just on our warriors, but on warriors' children.

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ALMANAC: A tax on margarine | Watch Video
On March 16, 1950, President Truman ended a relic of the lingering "Oleo Wars"

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ARTS: Irish dancing steps out (Video)
Monday is St. Patrick's Day, a day we celebrate all things Irish. Of the many cultural and artistic treasures to come from the Emerald Isle, surely one of the most beloved is the art of step dancing.

From the moment "Riverdance" began playing to packed houses, young dancers around the world have taken up this infectious, ancient Irish tradition. CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan puts on her dancing shoes and joins the fun.

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MO ROCCA: Time for a little word history, OK? | Watch Video
Next Sunday, March 23rd, is the 175th anniversary of the invention of a word English professor Allan Metcalf believes is America's most successful export: "OK."

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MOVIES: The timeless beauty of Catherine Deneuve | Watch Video
For a generation the name Catherine Deneuve has been synonymous with elegance, beauty and intelligence. She was just 13 years old when she first appeared on screen. Now 70, the international cinema star has made more than 100 films, including Roman Polanski's "Repulsion," Luis Bunuel's "Belle de Jour," Francois Truffaut's "The Last Metro," and the Oscar-winning "Indochine."

Along with her film appearances, she is a top model and philanthropist, and she remains a political force to be reckoned with in her native France.

Never one to be shy, Deneuve sits down with Bob Simon of "60 Minutes" for a captivating and spirited look back on her life and career.

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IRAN: The freed American hikers speak on their captivity in Iran | Watch Video
Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal and Sarah Shourd, three Americans hiking in northern Iraq, were walking up a ridge when armed soldiers appeared in the distance, and waved them over. "And then when we actually got to them, they pointed at the ground and said that we were in Iran," said Shourd (above, with Bauer). "And we had absolutely no idea that we were even anywhere near Iran.

"There are very few moments in your life where everything changes forever," she said. "And that was one of those moments."

Tracy Smith sits down for a rare interview with the three Americans, who were imprisoned by Iran for more than two years.

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HARTMAN: Cancer patient's son dreams big and wins (Video)
Fifty-year-old Steve McKee was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer last year. His teenage son, Mitch, knew how proud his father would be with his athletic success and overcame tremendous hurdles to reach the finals of his state's wrestling tournament. Steve Hartman reports.

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MUSIC: Enrique Iglesias to the max
Throughout the 1970s and beyond, Julio Iglesias became one of the best-selling recording artists in history. His was a hard act to follow, but lately there's someone giving him a run for his money: his son.

In the past decade Enrique Iglesias has emerged from his father's long shadow to become a superstar in his own right. Our Rita Braver stops by his sunny seaside estate in Miami for an intimate visit with the Grammy-winner.

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COMMENTARY: What's the reality behind "senior moments"?
Uhm, contributor Faith Salie reports.

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CALENDAR: Week of March 17
"Sunday Morning" looks at some notable events of the week ahead.

And don't forget that Spring arrives
in only four more days,
to warm our hearts as usual
in many different ways.

This Winter's lion will depart
and in will come the lamb.
Are you happy about that?
I know that I sure am!

PULSE: CBS News Poll: Wearing of the Green
Americans (whether Irish, or Irish for the day) are polled about their St. Patrick's Day attire.

NATURE: California salmon (Video)
This week's moment in nature takes us among the salmon of Northern California, swimming upstream to spawn.

RECAP: March 9

HEADLINES: Mystery deepens as search for missing airliner expands (Video)
Malaysian officials revealed that radar suggests a missing airliner may have turned back before it disappeared. A multinational effort is being coordinated to find the plane. Seth Doane reports.

COVER STORY: Stepping up the fight against elephant poachers | Watch Video
Of all the exotic and fascinating animals in the world, elephants hold a special place in our hearts. These magnificent creatures are not only massive but intelligent, sharing many of the same emotional attributes as human beings. So it is all the more troubling to know they are being butchered in record numbers for their ivory tusks by increasingly organized gangs of poachers.

CBS News science and environmental contributor M. Sanjayan travels to the wilds of Kenya to report on the fierce battle being waged to save the elephants.

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ALMANAC: Adopt-a-Highway signs | Watch Video
On March 9,1985, the first road sign was erected announcing a Texas civic group's commitment to clean up litter along the roadside

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ART: Philadelphia Flower Show in full bloom (Video)
What better way to get a jump on the new season than to pay a visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show? The world's largest indoor exhibition is a delight for the eyes and a welcome antidote to what has been a brutal winter for much of America. Serena Altschul serves as our tour guide.

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MUSIC: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band: A family business | Watch Video
New Orleans is synonymous with jazz, and if there's one band that's synonymous with both, it would have to be the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Since their humble beginnings in the early 1960s, the band has become a mainstay and a must-see for visitors to the Big Easy. With the sounds of Mardi Gras still echoing in the streets, Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes" heads to New Orleans to trace the remarkable history of the band -- and to hear some darn good music!

PREVIEW: Click on the video player below to hear the Preservation Hall Jazz Band perform "Sugar Plum."

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PASSAGE: Sheila MacRae (Video)
It happened this week: the passing of a quintessential triple talent -- actor, singer, dancer Sheila MacRae, perhaps best known for being the last to play Ralph Kramden's long-suffering wife Alice.

FINE ART: A tour of the Museum of Bad Art (Video)
Bill Geist visits a Massachusetts gallery that celebrates artwork that went spectacularly wrong.

View our gallery: Treasures from the Museum of Bad Art

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MARTIAL ARTS: The immortal Bruce Lee
When Bruce Lee hit the big screen in 1973's "Enter the Dragon," he changed a generation. One of the first cross-over Asian film stars, he is widely credited with introducing martial arts to the American public.

His tragic (and controversial) death at age 32 left many unanswered questions. Anthony Mason interviews Lee's former wife and daughter for a fascinating look back at his legacy, and on the new Broadway play by David Henry Hwang based on Lee's exploits.

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HARTMAN: Man wins the unconditional love of a goose (Video)
It's not uncommon to find people with a special connection to a dog or cat. But a goose is another story. Steve Hartman revisits a man who won the unconditional love of a goose at Los Angeles Park.

BROADWAY: The captivating, brassy Elaine Stritch
One of the true legends of the Great White Way is Elaine Stritch. From her acclaimed roles in "Bus Stop" and Stephen Sondheim's "Company," to her film and TV roles (including a star turn on NBC's hit comedy, "30 Rock"), her performances are always unforgettable.

Our Lee Cowan catches up with the one and only Stritch, the subject of a new documentary.

WEB EXTRA: Watch Charles Osgood's 1996 "Sunday Morning" profile of Elaine Stritch

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CALENDAR: Week of March 10
"Sunday Morning" looks at some notable events of the week ahead.

NATURE: Songbirds in the snow (Extended Video)
We leave you this "Sunday Morning" in southern York County, Pennsylvania, where cardinals and woodpeckers are trying to jump-start Spring.

RECAP: March 2

It's Oscar Sunday, and in this week's special edition of "Sunday Morning" we'll take a look at the people, places and things behind the movies we love, old and new.

COVER STORY: How the brain takes criticism
Why are unpleasant things so unforgettable? Scientists say our brains developed since caveman days to make sure bad news (like the lion behind that rock) would make a much bigger impact, when our lives depended on being able to remember above all what could kill us. And today, few people understand the power of bad news as film critics.

Tracy Smith talks to researchers about the effect of criticism on the human brain, and then sits down with renowned critics Leonard Maltin and John Simon.

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ALMANAC: Academy Awards broadcast
On March 2, 1944, a special radio broadcast the Oscar ceremony went via shortwave to service members overseas.

RED CARPET: The jewelry of David Webb (Video)
As Marilyn Monroe once put it, "diamonds are a girl's best friend" -- not to mention emeralds, rubies, pearls and gold.

Jewelry is one of the things that put the glitter into Oscar night, and Serena Altschul has the incredible tale of David Webb, one of the most sought after -- and mysterious -- jewelry designers gracing the rich and famous as they make their way down the red carpet.

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CBS News Poll: Americans' view on Hollywood influence
As the film industry celebrates its biggest night, American are asked whether they think Hollywood has too much sway in politics and culture

SPECIAL EFFECTS: The art of Hollywood special effects makeup (Video)
Lee Cowan introduces us to Academy Award-winner Matthew Mungle, one of the greatest make-up and special effects men in movie history.

Mungle won an Oscar for "Bram Stoker's Dracula," and has been nominated for three other films: "Ghosts of Mississippi," "Schindler's List" and "Albert Nobbs." He's also won six Emmy Awards for such series as "The X Files" and "John Adams."

Cowan follows Mungle as the artist goes through the process of creating bodies for an episode of "CSI."

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OPINION: Note to award-winners: Watch your mouth
Faith Salie says those being handed trophies should avoid F-bombs, note cards and other faux pas.

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LOCATIONS: Monument Valley, Mother Nature's scene-stealing movie star (Video)
Of all the places where movies are made few locations can match the history and grandeur of Monument Valley. This natural treasure has served as the backdrop for dozens of films, most notably classics by John Ford like "Stagecoach" and "The Searchers."

Martha Teichner goes on location to one of the greatest movie sets of all time, built by Mother Nature herself!

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STEVE HARTMAN: Ohio boy turns found fortune into act of kindness (Video)
When Myles Eckert found $20 in a Cracker Barrel parking lot, he thought about what he might buy with this newfound fortune, but he changed his mind when he laid eyes on the man in uniform. Steve Hartman reports on what happened next.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Why Oscar-winner Eva Marie Saint never went Hollywood | Watch Video
She hit the jackpot in her very first film, winning an Oscar back in 1955 for her role in "On the Waterfront" opposite Marlon Brando. During her long career, Eva Marie Saint went on to work with a Who's Who of Hollywood royalty, from Cary Grant to Paul Newman.

But even more impressive than her resume is the fact that she was able to balance career and family, staying married to the same man for 62 years and raising two daughters. Our Mo Rocca pays a visit to one of Oscar's favorites.

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THE MOVIES: Josh Seftel, and his mother, talk Oscars | Watch Video
The stars of the web series "My Mom on Movies" chat about this year's Academy Award contenders.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Joshua Seftel: The story behind "My Mom on Movies"
How an iPad helped make a septuagenarian a YouTube celebrity.

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OPINION: David Edelstein makes his Oscar predictions
Our film critic takes a hard look at this year's Academy Award contenders.

CALENDAR: Week of March 3
"Sunday Morning" looks at some notable events of the week ahead.

NATURE: Laguna Beach (Extended Video)
This week's moment in nature takes us among the tidal pools of Laguna Beach, Calif., where starfish are the stars of the show.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Short takes on animated shorts | Watch Video
View clips from this year's Academy Award nominees.

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RECAP: February 23

HEADLINES: Ukrainian protesters claim victory after seizing capital (Video)
Ukrainian lawmakers have removed President Viktor Yanukovych from power, and vowed to dismantle what remains of his government. Following weeks of violence in the streets, opposition forces seized control of the capital on Friday, setting the wheels in motion for Yanukovych's ouster. Holly Williams reports from Kiev.

COVER STORY: Seeking help for hoarding | Watch Video
When is enough ENOUGH? Chances are you have a drawer, a closet, a basement, an attic or garage that is just so stuffed with "stuff" you don't know what to do with it all. Then there are those whose entire houses are in that condition - so jam-packed with junk they have become fire and health hazards, virtually impossible to live in.

Taken to extremes, having too much stuff can be classified as hoarding, a psychological disorder that can turn homes into disaster areas. Rita Braver reports our Cover Story.

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ALMANAC: Pinocchio
On Feb. 23, 1940, Walt Disney's animated tale of a wooden puppet became a real live classic.

POSTCARD FROM COLORADO: A newspaper that's also a time machine | Watch Video
For nearly a century the Coombs family has been publishing the weekly Saguache Crescent, filled with small town news, and the last paper still produced with old-fashioned linotype. Barry Petersen reports.

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FASHION: Steve Madden on putting his best foot forward | Watch Video
It wasn't long ago that Steve Madden was one of the hottest shoe designers in the business, with more than 155 stores across the country and around the world. Then he made what he calls his big "mistake": he was sent to prison for financial fraud after his dealings with Jordan Belfort, whose misdeeds are the basis for the new hit film, "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Now, after serving time, Madden is rebuilding his billion-dollar shoe empire as well as his reputation by giving something back to atone for his misdeeds. Faith Salie has his story.

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PASSAGE: Medals of Honor, and righting past wrongs | Watch Video
24 veterans from WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War will receive our nation's highest military honor denied them in the past because of prejudice.


MO ROCCA: "Portlandia," starring America's quirkiest city (Video)
Portland, Oregon, has always been a city with an independent streak. Once a wild-west outpost at the end of the Oregon Trail, it was a magnet for loggers, miners and other adventurers.

Over the years it has transformed into a unique and quirky place that is as much a state of mind as a city, a state of mind referred to as "Portlandia."

Our Mo Rocca pays a visit to see what all the fuss is about.

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HARTMAN: ALS patient using remaining time to spread goodwill (Video)
Steve Hartman revisits Chris Rosati, who dreamed of hijacking a donut truck and giving away its contents to spread cheer after he was diagnosed with ALS. Now he's showing people how nothing makes you love life like knowing your days are numbered.

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ON BROADWAY: Fran Drescher's fairytale life | Watch Video
Throughout the 1990s she (with her distinctive nasal accent) was known simply as "The Nanny." Fran Drescher captivated audiences across the country on her CBS sitcom.

Now she's drawing crowds on Broadway, starring opposite pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen in Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella."

Tracy Smith catches up with the versatile actress and comedienne to talk about her childhood in Queens; her successes; and also the tragedies she's encountered along the way.

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OPINION: Bill Flanagan of the grammar police on "I" and "me" | Watch Video
Our "Sunday Morning" contributor has some advice for those experiencing pronoun trouble.

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CBS NEWS Poll: Are Americans looking forward to winter's end?
For much of the U.S., this particularly cold and snowy season has been long -- but long enough?

CALENDAR: Week of February 24
"Sunday Morning" look at some notable events of the week ahead.

ACADEMY AWARDS: David Edelstein on the Best Actor also-rans | Watch Video
There were more terrific Oscar contenders this year than nominee slots to fill; the Academy made its picks, our critic now makes his.

NATURE: Under the Red Sea (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday in the Red Sea off the Israeli city of Eilat, where so-called "naked snails" -- sea slugs -- have no shells to hide their colors.

Recap: February 16

COVER STORY: How fruit flies may be key to the fight against cancer | Watch Video
The battle against cancer in all its forms is perhaps the greatest medical challenge of our lifetime. Fortunately, over the past few decades a number of cutting-edge researchers have developed new, sometimes surprising treatments that have shown great results.

Now there's another potential breakthrough: Susan Spencer of "48 Hours" reports on an exciting new treatment in which doctors are using fruit flies to develop a personalized cocktail of drugs tailor-made for each individual patient's cancer.

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ALMANAC: Edgar Bergen | Watch Video
On February 16, 1903, the ventriloquist and (second banana to Charlie McCarthy) was born.

ART: Portugal's sensational ceramic tiles (Video)
Correspondent Martha Teichner travels throughout Portugal to tell the story of the country's rich tradition of covering buildings with colorful ceramic tiles, called Azulejos.

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WOUNDED WARRIOR: Cory Remsburg's long march back from war (Video)
This year there was a special guest at President Obama's State of the Union Address, someone who earned rousing applause from all members of Congress - Republicans and Democrats alike.

The focus of that rare moment of unanimity was Cory Remsburg. After serving 10 tours of duty as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq, Remsburg was seriously wounded in a roadside bomb attack in 2009.

National security correspondent David Martin tells Remsburg's inspiring story of courage under fire, and his even greater courage once the fighting was over.

To contact Staff Sgt. Cory Remsburg: M249751@hotmail.com

PASSAGE: Shirley Temple & Sid Caesar
Two timeless luminaries from movie and TV screens passed away this week.

MO ROCCA: Millard Fillmore: A presidential portrait (Video)
The faces of some U.S. presidents -- George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt -- are carved in stone on Mt. Rushmore as a testament to their greatness. But one face you don't see there is that of Millard Fillmore. Who was he, and what do we know about him other than his unusual name? Mo Rocca takes a closer look at our little-remembered 13th President.

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HARTMAN: A tough math teacher's tender heart of gold (Video)
When Jim O'Connor's students at St. Francis High School in La Canada, Calif., learned where the Vietnam veteran and math teacher spends his free time outside of the classroom, their respect for him multiplied exponentially. Steve Hartman reports.

THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE: Leonardo DiCaprio: Honored to be a working actor | Watch Video
Few stars have reached the pinnacle of their profession as swiftly and surely as Leonardo DiCaprio. After a short apprenticeship in films such as "This Boy's Life" and "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," DiCaprio's place in Hollywood history was assured with "Titanic," one of the biggest movie blockbusters of all time.

Lee Cowan visits with DiCaprio -- an Academy Award-nominee for Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- for a rare and intimate chat about his career, the travails of celebrity, and what's in store for the future.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Extended transcript: Leonardo DiCaprio
In this expanded, web-exclusive interview, the Oscar-nominated actor talks of working with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese; environmental causes; and diving with sharks.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: What would Leonardo DiCaprio do if he weren't an actor?
The "Wolf of Wall Street" star tells Lee Cowan about the origins of his passion for marine biology and the environment.

WORLD WAR II: The real-life story of the Monuments Men
The new film "Monuments Men," starring George Clooney and Bill Murray, tells the true story of a unique group of World War II soldiers assembled for one purpose: to track down and recover the countless rare and often priceless works of art that had been stolen by the Nazis during their rampage across Europe.

Rita Braver tells the remarkable true story of the real Monuments Men.

CALENDAR: Week of February 17
"Sunday Morning" looks at some notable events of the week ahead.

NATURE: Valley Forge (Extended Video)
We leave you this morning at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, where General George Washington and his army spent the cold winter months of early 1778.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Ben Stein on John Boehner, Statesman | Watch Video
Our contributor has his take on what transpired this past week for Majority Leader John Boehner.

RECAP: February 9

COVER STORY: Politics and the Olympics: Out of bounds?
The Winter Games are officially underway in Russia, but once again the competition isn't the only thing making headlines. With political strife in the Ukraine heating up, and protests over the Russian government's anti-gay laws, the Sochi Games are as much about politics as performance.

And that's nothing new: in this week's Cover Story, Tracy Smith looks back on the long history of athletes using the platform of the Olympics to make personal, political, often controversial statements.

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ALMANAC: The steamboat
On Feb. 9, 1811, American inventor Robert Fulton received a supplementary patent for his revolutionary steamboat.

POSTCARD FROM JAPAN: Japan's diving grannies (Video)
Rarely do you see anyone "taking the plunge" with the stamina of the woman our Lucy Craft found hard at work in Tokyo.

THE FAB FOUR: When The Beatles played Hamburg
On February 9, 1964 -- exactly 50 years ago this Sunday -- John, Paul George and Ringo touched off a musical and cultural revolution. But before their historic performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show,"

It all started in Liverpool, England, of course, but many point to the two-year period when the band played several tours in Hamburg, Germany, as the turning point where they acquired the look, style and sound that made them famous. Correspondent Allen Pizzey travels to Hamburg to reminisce with Beatles intimate Klaus Voormann, who played a key role in their transformation.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Beatles: You say you want a revolution?
VH1's Bill Flanagan says the Fab Four inspired new methods of creating, presenting and selling music, but the changes haven't quite stuck.

PASSAGE: Jay Leno and "The Tonight Show"
The comedian ends a nearly 22-year run as NBC's late-night host.

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MO ROCCA: The fine art of cuddling (Video)
Steve Maher is Los Angeles-based "hugging therapist." He hugs his clients for an hour and a half and charges $120. He explains to Mo Rocca the difference between hugging and cuddling, because there IS a difference.

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CBS News Poll: What do Americans prefer for a Valentine's Day gift?

STEVE HARTMAN: From super to principal (Video)
At Port Barre elementary in Port Barre, La., the most contagious smile in Cajun country belongs to elementary school principal Gabe Sonnier, and it comes so naturally it's like his face has no other option.

THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE...: Matthew McConaughey: Finding comfort in uncomfortable roles
After starring in everything from romantic comedies like "The Wedding Planner," to action-adventures such has "U-571" and sci-fi epics like "Contact," Matthew McConaughey is entering a new - and some would say more impressive - phase of his career.

His standout role in "The Wolf of Wall Street" opposite Leonardo DiCaprio drew rave reviews, but it was his astonishing performance in "Dallas Buyers Club" that is winning awards and has made him the odds-on favorite for an Oscar. Lee Cowan travels with the versatile actor back to his home state of Texas to talk about his life, his acting, and how it all began.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Matthew McConaughey on "Dallas Buyers Club"
The Oscar-nominated actor tells Lee Cowan what drew him to the character of Ron Woodroof in "Dallas Buyers Club."

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Calendar: Week of February 10
"Sunday Morning" looks at some notable events of the week ahead.

MUSIC: Eric Church: Country music's outsider (Video)
Country fans have long had a warm spot in their heart for "the rebel." From early Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash to Merle Haggard, these rough-around-the-edges, devil-may-care bad boys have had an enduring appeal. These days no one has assumed that mantle with quite as much charisma or talent as Eric Church.

Correspondent Mark Strassmann takes to the back roads to retrace the musical journey of a rising country superstar.

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COMMENTARY: Philip Seymour Hoffman: An appreciation | Watch Video
Critic David Edelstein on the remarkable career of one of our greatest, bravest actors.

NATURE: Yellowstone (Extended Video)
We leave you this morning with a look at Yellowstone National Park in winter.

RECAP: February 2

COVER STORY: When The Beatles changed everything
Even half a century later, the sound is unmistakable . . . the sound of frenzied joy. When John, Paul, George and Ringo stepped off the plane at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Feb. 7, 1964, they had no idea they were making history.

Mark Strassmann reports on the British invasion.

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THE BEATLES: By the numbers
"Sunday Morning" digs into data surrounding the Fab Four.

MUSIC: The Beatles: When a new generation of musicians discovered themselves
Anthony Mason talks to singers and songwriters about how John, Paul, George and Ringo influenced American music.

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CBS NEWS POLL: Who is America's favorite Beatle?

THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE...: Chiwetel Ejiofor: An actor's journey | Watch Video
Chiwetel Ejiofor is hardly a household name, but his harrowing performance in the film "12 Years a Slave" is beginning to change all that. He's been nominated for almost every Best Actor award out there this season, including an Oscar (his first, and one of nine nominations for the film itself). Lee Cowan reports.

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SUPER BOWL: Buffalo, birthplace of the chicken wing (Video)
You can't watch a big game without snacks, so Mo Rocca samples some chicken wings in the place that started the craze.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas on how to eat a wing

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BILL GEIST: Bowling celebrates a milestone (Video)
Bill Geist has another sport on his mind this weekend: bowling! He takes us behind the scenes of Bowlers Journal International magazine, celebrating its 100th year.

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BROADWAY JOE: Joe Namath, the NFL's first superstar | Watch Video
Super Bowl legend and former New York Jets star Joe Namath believes he has suffered some long-term effects from concussions he got while playing in the NFL, he told Rita Braver.

"I've been through some things medically," Namath said. "I've seen some things on my brain. But I've had treatment, and I've improved."

Besides his head injuries, Namath had both of his knees replaced in 1992. "None of the body was designed to play football," he said.

Namath, who earned the nickname "Broadway Joe" while playing quarterback for the Jets, talks with Braver about football, his career after leaving the playing field, his grandchildren, and his health.

In 1969, Namath made headlines when he famously predicted the Jets -- considered an underdog to the Baltimore Colts -- would win Super Bowl III. He talks with Braver about his mindset going into the big game.

"Oh, you try to be cool," Namath says. "You try to convince yourself, you know, 'All right, this is another game,' and you know, 'I'm ready.'"

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SUPER BOWL: Salsa: A Super Bowl delicacy (Video)
Mo Rocca continues his excursion into Super Bowl snack food.

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PASSAGE: Maximilian Schell and Pete Seeger
"Sunday Morning" looks back at the Oscar-winning actor, and the folk singer-activist, who each died this week

COMMENTARY: An appreciation of Pete Seeger
VH1's Bill Flanagan on the singer-songwriter who carried folk music a long, long way.

CALENDAR: Week of February 3
"Sunday Morning" looks at some notable events of the week ahead.

SUPER BOWL: Indigestion: Super Bowl Sunday's ultimate foe (video)
Yes, Mo Rocca has been overdoing it, and he searches for a solution.

CBS NEWS POLL: What is America's favorite Super Bowl food?

Nature: Groundhog Day (Video)
This week's moment in nature takes us among the groundhogs at the West Virginia State Wildlife Center in French Creek.

RECAP: January 26

COVER STORY: The new sound (and business) of music | Watch Video

It's "Grammy Sunday" on CBS, and some of the most popular musicians of this generation - from Bruno Mars to Katy Perry to Taylor Swift - will find out whether they have won their industry's highest award. For the rest of us, it's an opportunity to see and hear some of our favorite stars.

But other than a live performance, how and where do YOU listen to music?

Gone are the simple days of the Victrola, the home stereo system, and the Walkman. With the demise of record stores and the advent of digital sound, music fans have a dizzying array of choices as to where they get their music and how they listen to it. But does that mean the music SOUNDS better?

John Blackstone looks into the ever-changing musical landscape.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and his latest musical venture

In this web exclusive clip, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir shows John Blackstone his latest endeavor - a high-tech studio for streaming live audio and video on the Internet - and explains why he thinks it's the future of the music industry.

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ALMANAC: Maria von Trapp
January 26, 1905, was the birthday of a woman whose story led from Austria to Broadway to Hollywood.

MO ROCCA: Rube Goldberg, the father of inventions (Video)
People of a certain age probably remember the popular board game Mousetrap, in which players slowly built a complicated contraption that ultimately performed a simple task: catching a mouse.

That contraption is just one example of a "Rube Goldberg" inspired machine - elaborate mechanisms with a vast array of moving parts to perform a simple function.

Who was Rube Goldberg, and what was the genesis of his elaborate machines? Our Mo Rocca hopes to find a simple answer!

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FOR THE RECORD: An older, wiser Snoop Dogg | Watch Video
At the Kennedy Center Honors in December, rubbing elbows with President and Mrs. Obama and honorees Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel and others was a man who may have raised some eyebrows among some of the well-heeled guests. Snoop Dogg is a force to be reckoned with in the music world, and now this multiple-Grammy-nominated artist is giving something back to the community: he's founded and coaches in a football league for underprivileged youth.

Lee Cowan has his remarkable story.

The Snoop Youth Football League was founded in 2005 by rapper Snoop Dogg, who wanted a league for inner-city kids. One graduate of the SYFL is Denver Bronco Ronnie Hillman, who is headed to next week's Super Bowl. In this preview of a profile to air on "Sunday Morning," Dogg talked to Lee Cowan about how mentoring young athletes has changed him for the better.

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GRAMMY AWARDS: By the numbers | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" drops a needle on the recording industry's annual awards

PROFILE: Funnyman Danny Kaye's favorite role of all
Back in Hollywood's golden age, Danny Kaye shined on the big screen. He was an actor, singer, dancer, and perhaps most important, a global ambassador to the world's children.

Michelle Miller takes a look back at a legend.

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HARTMAN: High school basketball team gets miracle assist from late friend (Video)
Steve Hartman meets a high school basketball team in North Carolina that decided to play one game for someone other than themselves ... and when the game came down to the wire, something remarkable happened.

THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE ... : Another side of comic Steve Coogan | Watch Video
The Oscar race is heating up, and one of the films in contention is the touching true story, "Philomena," starring with Dame Judi Dench. Confined against her will in one of the infamous "Magdalene laundries" in Ireland in the 1950s, Philomena Lee gave birth to a son who was put up for adoption against her will.

Philomena's journey to track down her long-lost child was turned into a hit movie written by and starring Steve Coogan. Serena Altschul catches up with Coogan to hear the real story behind this stirring tale.

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CALENDAR: Week of January 27
"Sunday Morning" looks at some notable events in the week ahead.

NATURE: Penobscot River (Video)
This week's moment in nature takes us among the landscape of the chilly Penobscot River in Maine.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The worst computer passwords
An annual compilation of the most commonly-used computer passwords - and thereby the easiest for hackers to thwart.

RECAP: January 19

DOODLING: The higher purpose of doodling | Watch Video
Even its very name -- "doodle" -- makes it sound frivolous and pointless. But our scribbles and scrawls -- sometimes recognizable, sometimes not -- may actually have a point.

Lee Cowan explores the discipline of "Doodle-ology."

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ALMANAC: "The Millionaire"
On January 19, 1955, a new TV series premiered that made viewers feel -- however briefly -- like a million bucks.

CARS: Just around the bend: A brave new driverless world | Watch Video
Long ago it may have been but a fanciful dream, but self-driving vehicles are coming to a road near you.

Barry Petersen reports on the technologies making autonomous autos a reality.

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MO ROCCA: Deducing the timeless popularity of Sherlock Holmes | Watch Video
How is it that a character created in 1887 continues to excite so many fans around the world? As Benedict Cumberbatch returns to PBS playing a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, Mo Rocca dons a deerstalker and tries to solve the mystery of the continuing appeal of the world's greatest (fictional) detective.

Rocca visits 221B Con, a Sherlock fan convention in Atlanta; chats with a Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic; and interviews Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, stars of "Elementary," another contemporary take on Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson.

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MUSIC: A road trip with Rosanne Cash | Watch Video
Anthony Mason joins singer Rosanne Cash on a road trip down South, exploring the landscape that helped shape the songs in her new album, "The River & The Thread."

She also visits the boyhood home of her father, music legend Johnny Cash, and the bridge made famous in the song, "Ode to Billie Joe."

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Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal perform "The Long Way Home"
Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal perform "The Long Way Home," from her new album, "The River & The Thread." Courtesy of Capitol Records; Director: Possum Hill.

Rosanne Cash returns home to Memphis
Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash takes correspondent Anthony Mason on a journey to her roots, back to her childhood home in Memphis, and talks of her mother and father, music legend Johnny Cash.

Rosanne Cash at Robert Johnson's grave
A cemetery near the Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Money, Miss., features a gravesite believed to be that of blues great Robert Johnson. Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and correspondent Anthony Mason pay a visit.

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BILL GEIST: The critic with a heart of gold (Video)
Bill Geist introduces us to 87-year-old Marilyn Hagerty of North Dakota, whose glowing review of a local Olive Garden restaurant for the Grand Forks Herald became an Internet sensation.

STEVE HARTMAN: Couple ends 26-year separation after man cleared for murder (Video)
Mark and Mia Schand's story shows that true love can conquer all. The couple recalls the struggles of forging a relationship behind bars and the happiness that they share today. Steve Hartman reports.

ANNALS OF PUBLISHING: Larry Flynt's latest gamble | Watch Video
The pornographer and First Amendment advocate has seen his Hustler magazine decline, and is looking to new ventures: casinos. Erin Moriarty of "48 Hours" interviews the controversial Larry Flynt.

COMMENTARY: Forget all the news about hacking - credit is still king (Video)
Despite the high-profile hacking of customer accounts at Target and Neiman Marcus, contributor Conor Knighton isn't ready to give up his credit cards and pay with regular ol' cash.

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CALENDAR: Week of January 20
"Sunday Morning" looks at some notable events of the week ahead.

NATURE: Roadrunners and cuckoos (Extended Video)
This week's moment in nature takes us among the roadrunners and cuckoos of the New Mexican landscape.

RECAP: January 12

COVER STORY: Robert Gates' "Duty" | Watch Video
He was Secretary of Defense for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during some of the most trying times our country has been through in recent history. Now Robert Gates has written a book about his time in Washington, "Duty," which is making front page news around the world.

His revelations about Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama are sending shock waves through Washington, and may already be having an effect on the next presidential election.

Gates sits down with Rita Braver for his first network TV interview as author of "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War."

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ALMANAC: The first American X-ray | Watch Video
On Jan. 12, 1896, three college students bribed a janitor to gain admission to a North Carolina physics lab, to produce our nation's first X-ray image.

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MUSIC: The mystique of Martin Guitars (Video)
It's fair to say the history of music in America in large part parallels the history of one legendary brand: C.F. Martin & Co. Since 1833 this Pennsylvania-based firm has been crafting Martin guitars, widely regarded as among the finest musical instruments in the world.

Anthony Mason takes a musical trip through the decades with C.F. "Chris" Martin, the great-great-great-grandson of the man who started it all more than 180 years ago, and with musician John Sebastian, of Lovin' Spoonful, about the legacy of Martin guitars.

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THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE: "Nebraska" star June Squibb: Fame after all these years | Watch Video
Unless you happen to have encyclopedic knowledge of movie history, chances are you have never heard of June Squibb. Though she's been an actor for more than 60 years, she's never had a leading role.

Now all that has changed: at age 84 she's generating Oscar buzz for her unforgettable performance opposite Bruce Dern in the critically-acclaimed "Nebraska."

Mo Rocca pays a visit to Squibb for a wide-ranging chat about her decades in Hollywood and her long-awaited stroll down the red carpet.

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PASSAGE: Men of conviction | Watch Video
It happened this week: the passing of two men who served their causes in very different ways.

They say cooking can be an art, but in China when it comes to noodles it can be an acrobatic feat. Seth Doane sits down with author and restaurateur Jen Lin Liu whose book on noodles is part history, part self-help.

HARTMAN: America's oldest teacher still thriving as she turns 100 (Video)
North Plainfield, N.J., teacher Agnes Zhelesnik didn't start her career as an educator until the age of 81. Now closing in on her 100th birthday, she has no plans to leave the classroom. Steve Hartman reports.

Q&A: Jane Pauley on her life's new calling
For decades she was a fixture in television news, both as a popular morning show host and as a groundbreaking anchor in prime time. But Jane Pauley's life off-camera was just as compelling. She eventually moved on from TV news, devoting her time to being a mother and wife to "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau.

Now she's written a book about starting over, and Michelle Miller catches up with Pauley to talk about career and family.

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BY THE NUMBERS: Awards season | Watch Video
'Tis the season for red carpets and trophies. Charles Osgood reports.

CALENDAR: Week of January 13
"Sunday Morning" looks ahead to some notable events this week.

OPINION: The gift of gratitude | Watch Video
Contributor Ben Stein has some words about saying "thank you" to some people in particular.

NATURE: Monarch butterflies (Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning in Pismo Beach, California, where thousands of Monarch butterflies are spending the winter.

RECAP: January 5

COVER STORY: The art of yoga | Watch Video
It's an ancient practice that has inspired a whole body of art, and yoga practitioners of today claim a wealth of health and psychic benefits.

Rita Braver talks to the curator of the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery; yoga instructor Hilaria Baldwin and her husband, yoga non-practitioner Alec Baldwin, and the director of Integrative Medicine at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to find out why millions of Americans are going to the mat.

Also: View our gallery of "Yoga: The Art of Transformation," an exhibit at the Sackler Gallery at Washington's Smithsonian Institution.

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ALMANAC: A higher wage | Watch Video
On January 5, 1914, Henry Ford increased his workers' pay, bolstering efforts to create a uniform minimum wage nationwide.

OUR MAN IN PARIS: The museum of baggage (Video)
Travelers didn't always pack their belongings into carry-on bags to be stuffed into overhead compartments. David Turecamo took a trip to Haguenau, France, to visit a museum that recalls an era when the wealthy would travel in style with trunks filled with all manner of clothing and accessories.

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Sara Bareilles: The sweet author of tough songs
Ben Tracy sits down with singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles, who received a surprise -- and coveted -- 2013 Album of the Year Grammy nomination for "The Blessed Unrest."

Bareilles is known for hits like "King of Anything," "Brave," and "Love Song�," a song she wrote as a subtle kiss-off to the record industry.

With five Grammy nominations under her belt, Bareilles tells Tracy how she has been working her way up since her days in college at UCLA when she would perform for audiences as small as seven people. Today, she's selling out venues like Radio City Music Hall, and is beloved by an ever-growing fan base.

WEB ONLY VIDEO: Sara Bareilles goes against the grain

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FOOD: The eternal mystery of the Tootsie Pop (Video)
It's the eternal mystery long promoted by its maker: How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?

But it turns out that's not the only mystery surrounding Tootsie Roll Industries. The company that ships out millions of Tootsie Rolls every year avoids almost all contact with the outside world. It doesn't do interviews with press or financial analysts.

Correspondent Nancy Giles travels the country, trying to get to the center of . . . the Tootsie Roll.

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THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE: Barkhad Abdi's incredible journey | Watch Video
The rookie actor who grew up amid Somalia's civil war earned SAG and Golden Globe nominations for his first film role, as a pirate opposite Tom Hanks in "Captain Phillips"

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HARTMAN: The great Krispy Kreme donut heist (Video)
When 42-year-old Chris Rosati was diagnosed with ALS, he came up with an unusual plan to spread cheer: steal a donut truck and give away its contents. Steve Hartman found that Krispy Kreme not only supported Rosati's plan, they helped him pull it off.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Love & war with James Carville and Mary Matalin | Watch Video
They may be on opposite sides of the political fence, but husband-and-wife political strategists Mary Matalin and James Carville have proven that opposites really DO attract.

Tracy Smith talks to them about what some might consider an unlikely life together.

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PASSAGE: The Everly Brothers: The sweetest DNA of rock and roll
With the passing this week of Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers, VH1's Bill Flanagan looks at the influence the singing duo had on countless rockers following in their footsteps (with audio).

CALENDAR: Week of January 6
"Sunday Morning" looks at some of the notable events of the week ahead.

OPINION: The future of "Back to the Future" is almost here!
Where's our hoverboard? Our garbage-powered flying cars? Commentator Conor Knighton can't wait much longer.

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NATURE: Coral reefs (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday in the corals of the Looe Key Marine Sanctuary in Southern Florida.

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