Mueller to head Russia probe, stock sell-off, and expensive insulin

Robert S. Mueller III, then director of the FBI, speaking at the International Conference on Cyber Security on August 8, 2013 in New York City.


Mueller's case

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been appointed by the Justice Department to serve as special counsel to oversee the previously confirmed FBI investigation of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government" and the Trump campaign. Mr. Trump says he's sure the probe will prove he didn't collude with the Russians.

Mueller's qualifications

Robert Mueller took office as FBI director in 2001 expecting to dig into drug cases, white-collar misdeeds and violent crime. A week later was Sept. 11. Overnight, his mission changed and Mueller spent the next 12 years wrestling the agency into a battle-hardened terrorism-fighting force. We look at his past, and what lawmakers on both sides say about the man now leading the Russia probe.

Comey sell-off

Investors are on edge over the tumult surrounding ex-FBI Director James Comey's claims regarding President Trump. The news has sent stocks spiraling to their biggest loss in eight months. The big question for financial markets is where do things go from here?  

Diabetes drugs

Americans with diabetes face surging costs for insulin, with some drugmakers hiking prices despite being under investigation by federal antitrust enforcers. The price increases are putting life-saving treatments for the disease beyond the means of many patients.

"An innocent kid"

The parents of Jordan Edwards, a black teenage boy killed by a Texas police officer in April, want the officer to be held accountable. Former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver has been charged with murder in the case. Now, the teen's family is speaking out to CBS News in their first TV interview.

Net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission is set Thursday to vote on a plan to roll back "net neutrality" rules passed under President Obama. While FCC chief Ajit Pai contends that will spur competition among broadband providers, critics of the proposal fear it could adversely impact U.S. consumers.  

Beauty queen murder

Tara Grinstead's disappearance in 2005 from her home in Georgia made no sense to her friends and family -- or police. February brought a shocking twist, however, when a woman revealed information to investigators about the man she loves. She tells CBS News about her moral dilemma.

"South of Forgiveness"

For many survivors of sexual violence, the thought of seeing their attacker again can be very distressing. But authors Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger are sharing their story of rape and reconciliation in a new book, "South of Forgiveness." They tell us how facing their dark history, together, has helped them both.

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  • Tucker Reals

    Tucker Reals is the foreign editor, based at the CBS News London bureau.