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Since 2002, almost two out of every three firefighters who died on the job died of cancer, as smoke from today's fires produces an ever-more toxic brew of chemicals. But many first responders diagnosed with cancer are being denied workers' comp benefits. Tony Dokoupil talks with firefighters who are battling more than just flames.
How did Father's Day come about? It was thanks to a woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, who in 1909 proposed a day to celebrate fathers, like the widowed Civil War veteran who'd raised Dodd and her five brothers. But unlike Mother's Day, the idea was slow to catch on, and it would take decades for dads to get their due. Correspondent Nikki Batiste talks with retired NFL star Tony Gonzalez, a 2019 Father of the Year Award recipient, and with photographer Dave Engledow, the self-proclaimed "World's Best Father" (and he has the pictures to prove it).
Comedian Tim Allen, star of the hit sitcom "Home improvement" and the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the "Toy Story" animated films, talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about the difficult past (including the loss of his father to a drunk driver) that led to a stellar standup career; the struggles with addiction problems that almost ended it all; and the happiness of being sober for more than 20 years.
When Aurora, Colo., middle school math teacher Finn Lanning learned his 13-year-old student Damien, who was in foster care, needed a kidney transplant, the confirmed bachelor decided to do something: become a foster parent. Steve Hartman reports.
It was the moonshot of the 19th century – crews working East from Sacramento and West from Omaha to build the Transcontinental Railroad, meeting on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah. To help mark the project's 150th anniversary, the 7,000 horsepower Union Pacific steam engine #4014, built in the 1940s, has been restored. John Blackstone takes a ride, and talks with descendants of Chinese immigrants who were key to completing the 1,776-mile-long railroad.
Tech experts are gathering in Southern California Monday to fight the growing threat of so-called deepfakes, the name given to videos that are manipulated to change their message or even who’s in them. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
We may learn more about the mysterious killing of former Arkansas state senator Linda Collins-Smith. A woman suspected in the case, Rebecca O'Donnell, is expected to appear in court in a few hours. Collins-Smith was found dead outside her home earlier this month. A former member of her staff says the two women were friends. Jericka Duncan reports.
Incident caught on video shows police cursing and pointing guns, kicking and threatening to shoot couple with children after responding to a report of shoplifting
Phoenix's mayor and police chief are apologizing to a family that filed a $10 million civil rights lawsuit over an incident caught on video. The cellphone video shows officers cursing and pointing guns, threatening to shoot, after responding to a report of shoplifting. Jeff Pegues reports.
Philadelphia police are investigating more than a dozen shootings during a weekend of deadly gun violence. One of the worst incidents happened during a graduation party near a playground Sunday night. Five people were injured, including four teenagers. One adult was pronounced dead at the hospital. Philadelphia's police commissioner called that shooting "deeply disturbing."
He said he changed his campaign schedule to go back to South Bend to speak to reporters. He called on ay witnesses to the shooting to come forward
He calls himself the "World's Best Father," and he's got the pictures of himself and his daughter, Alice, to prove it
A look back at the esteemed personalities who've left us this year, who touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity
It's summertime - time for music at festivals and venues across the country
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When Finn Lanning found out why once of his students was planning to leave school, he knew he had to help
Even while battling a rare, life-threatening blood disorder, Laila Anderson's support of the Blues never wavered
Ella Casano, who has an autoimmune disease, created an animal pouch to hide IVs because she was "intimidated" by them. She now wants to donate it to kids in hospitals who need it
Bob Charland is behind Pedal Thru Youth, an organization giving away bicycles to kids in poor neighborhoods
"We should just have lunch together, because we're friends and that's what we do," 9-year-old Ryan Kyote said
"Lil Daniel X" is now waiting for Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus to come by and sing with him