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This Morning from CBS News, Dec. 16, 2015

GOP debate

After letting Donald Trump enjoy an outsized influence on the 2016 race for months, the other Republican presidential candidates appeared anxious Tuesday night to remind voters they have some options. For two men in particular, that meant focusing their attacks more on each other than the current front-runner.

"Chaos candidate"

Donald Trump found himself defending his controversial proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S. early in the Republican debate. Jeb Bush argued that it defied logic to ban Muslims while trying to convince them help "destroy ISIS." Trump fired back in typical fashion.

Bad water

Flint, Michigan is in a state of emergency months after high levels of lead turned up in its tap water. This week, more than 7,000 gallons of bottled water from FEMA arrived in the city. One mother told us she feels helpless after her three children started having serious health problems.

Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson was kicked out of her home by her mother after announcing she was pursuing a career in modeling and acting. But she refused to give up, and has now carved out a career worthy of a Kennedy Center Honor. In her old Harlem neighborhood, Tyson tells CBS News about some of her other passions.

Hoverboard warning

Safety experts at the Underwriters Laboratories say the group hasn't analyzed any of the wildly popular -- though dangerous -- scooters. UL's safety director tells CBS MoneyWatch the group has certified many battery chargers, but no hoverboards have earned the seal of approval, in spite of misleading packaging.

Trouncing cancer

A bone cancer diagnosis in childhood didn't keep Sean Dever from achieving his dream of playing college sports. He chose an unusual type of surgery to maximize his mobility, and now works with kids going through the same thing. "I beat cancer, so in my mind I can beat anything," he says.

"Assembly line justice"

In the latest courtroom dispatch from journalist-turned-Florida-public-defender Kim Segal, she says the writers of CBS drama "The Good Wife" quite accurately portray bond court in the U.S. as an assembly line. Segal says it's assembly line justice that is harsh and has real life consequences for people -- especially the poor.

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