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Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inventor Thomas Edison married twice and had six children. He nicknamed his first two children, Marion and Thomas, Jr., "Dot" and "Dash."

Even if they are starving, natives living in the Arctic will never eat a penguin's egg. Why not?

Did you figure it out? There are no penguins in the Arctic; they are native to the Antarctic.

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Here's a look at what we are working on for tonight's broadcast of The CBS Evening News from Anchor and Managing Editor, Katie Couric:

Hi everyone,

There was an ugly turn today to the uprisings that have been sweeping through the Middle East. Bahrain launched a brutal military crackdown on protesters and essentially putting the capital on lockdown. Protests also continued in Yemen and Libya. Terry McCarthy, in Cairo, is
following developments.

Prices at the gas pump keep going up. They're now at a 28 month high. So, how high can they go? Senior Business Correspondent Anthony Mason reports.

Also tonight, the fight against Alzheimer's disease. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a CBS News contributor, looks at an ambitious research program that aims to find a way to prevent Alzheimer's.

Finally, Michelle Miller profiles a woman who broke a lot of barriers. The late Eunice Johnson started the Ebony Fashion Fairs in the 1950s. Her programs were the forerunner of today's fashion shows and helped a lot of African-American women attend college - a true example of "The American Spirit."

Check out my webshow, @katiecouric > NurtureShock

Katie Couric

See you tonight. Katie

Here's an early look at one of the stories we are working on for Friday night's broadcast of The CBS Evening News: Protests spread throughout the Middle East. What does the turmoil there mean for the U.S.? Tomorrow night, only on The CBS Evening News.

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Tonight, reality television star and hotel heiress Paris Hilton joins Dave on her 30th birthday to chat about her rare supercar birthday gift and give a preview of her newest reality show The World According To Paris. Plus, Nathan Fillion, star of the ABC Comedy/Drama Castle stops by. And don't miss a performance from musical guests Scissor Sisters!


Chris Wragge and Erica Hill anchor from New York. Jeff Glor brings us the headlines. Marysol Castro brings us the weather.

In addition to the day's top headlines, here's an early look at some of the stories we are working on for tomorrow morning's broadcast:
The American, singer-songwriter and guitarist, Amos Lee, is known for his unique style that encompasses folk, soul and jazz. His talent with each of these styles is quite impressive and rings through in his newest album Mission Bell. This album was just released at the end of January, and Amos Lee has been on his US Headlining tour for 2011, sharing his music all around the country. He will be stopping by The Early Show Friday morning with a special sampling of the album, playing his new song Windows Are Rolled Down, and he'll also perform the classic song, Keep It Loose Keep It Tight, from his debut album in 2005. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to hear Amos Lee playing live in our studio tomorrow morning!

Our four competing couples are coming to the end of their honeymoon competition and the stakes couldn't be higher! With just one day left in the competition it's time for you to get to the online polls and vote for the couple you think most deserves this second honeymoon. Our couples have spent all week proving themselves to YOU! So, tune in tomorrow morning to find out the winner of our ultimate, private island getaway, and also tune in to find out the surprising things the couples say they've learned about each other, after the grueling week. Vote for your favorite couple and grant them a getaway vacation by logging on to CBSNews/!

The Amazing Race has won 7 Emmy Awards for the Best Reality/Competition Show and it just keeps getting better! The 18th Edition kicks off this Sunday at 8/7 Central on CBS, but you can catch a sneak preview of the season Friday morning on The Early Show! Eleven past losing teams have all been invited back to settle some unfinished business and Phil Keoghan will be returning as the show's host. Phil will also be joining us tomorrow morning on The Early Show to share some exciting new details of the upcoming season.

If you were watching the Grammys there's a good chance you caught the post-Grammy newscast, with KCBS Los Angeles reporter, Serene Branson. This was no ordinary newscast though, as it immediately became apparent that Serene had lost control of her speech. The scary moment was being recorded and Serene was rushed to medical aid, but it's still unclear as to what caused her to start speaking in gibberish. Serene is now back in good health and will be joining us Friday morning for an Exclusive interview about the incident. We'll hear from her about what the doctors believe may have caused this mishap as well as how she's feeling now, a couple days after the incident. Plus, what has all of the attention and a viral video done for Serene and her career as a journalist? Find out all of this Friday morning in our exclusive talk with Serene Branson.

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