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This Morning from CBS News, April 24, 2015

Hostages killed

The White House says it is looking at possible changes in its counterterror operations. It wants to avoid any repeat of the drone attack in Pakistan that killed two hostages, including an American. President Obama revealed the deaths yesterday, apologizing to the families of the two victims. CBS News correspondent David Martin reports from the Pentagon, where officials say they never knew those hostages were at risk.

Future strikes?

While Mr. Obama expressed profound regret for the losses in his news conference yesterday, he called it a deadly mistake - not the impetus for a policy change. Experts argue that the success of drone strikes - and a lack of good alternatives - means the program should stay. But the events of Thursday will likely renew calls for more openness from the government.

Tulsa shooting

CBS News has learned new details surrounding a 2009 internal investigation into Tulsa County reserve deputy Robert Bates. The 73-year-old is charged with second degree manslaughter for shooting and killing Eric Harris during a sting operation earlier this month. CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca reports the investigation found members of the office violated department policy with regard to special treatment Bates got.

Collapse video

At least 18 people were injured when a stage filled with students collapsed during a musical performance at Westfield High School in central Indiana last night. Authorities were investigating the cause of the collapse, reports CBS Indianapolis affiliate WTTV.

New eyes

NASA plans to follow up the enormous success of the Hubble Space Telescope with two major space-based observatories, the James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled for launch in late 2018, and the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, or WFIRST, in the mid 2020s. What can these telescopes see that the Hubble cannot?


Lurking beneath Old Faithful, scientists have long known there was a supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park with the potential to make the Mt. St. Helens eruption look like child's play. This deep reservoir, according the findings published yesterday, could fill the 1,000-cubic-mile Grand Canyon as much as 11.2 times over.

Bring transgender

Elliot Fukui, TransJustice Coordinator at the Audre Lorde Project, a community organization in New York City, spoke with CBS News about some of the common issues and misperceptions facing transgender people today and the appropriate language to use to support a person's right to choose their own identity.

Salary payoff

Gravity Payments founder Dan Price says he studied about 20 different business scenarios before deciding to raise his company's minimum wage to $70,000. "I came up with a bunch of different scenarios, including macro-economic disruptions," Price told CBS MoneyWatch. "I looked at a lot of different variables. They were all fairly detailed." The bottom line: He concluded that boosting his employees' baseline pay to $70,000 -- more than double the U.S. median annual income of $28,031 -- would pay off in a few years. Here is how.

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe began gracing the silver screen more than 40 years ago. His work includes iconic movies like "The Insider," "Robin Hood" and "A Beautiful Mind." He won an Oscar for "Gladiator." Crowe now stars in "The Water Diviner," which opens today in the U.S. He plays a father searching for sons who do not return from war and also makes his directing debut. Crowe sat down with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose to discuss how his directing role has been more satisfying.

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