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This Morning from CBS News, Dec. 2, 2015

Donald Trump

A new poll shows Trump building on his lead atop the GOP presidential field, with 27 percent of Republicans nationwide backing the real estate mogul. He has dismissed the rest of the GOP pack and repeated his debunked claim that he saw thousands of Muslims celebrating in New Jersey on 9/11, and his campaign continues to offer up purported proof.

Fighting ISIS

President Obama has ordered about 200 American Special Operations forces to deploy to a base in northern Iraq, from which they will carry out missions in that country and neighboring Syria targeting senior ISIS operatives. British lawmakers, meanwhile, will decide today whether to join the fight in Syria, at least from the air.

Gun violence

Democrats and physician advocates will call on Congress this week to reverse a funding ban on gun violence research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that has been in place for nearly 20 years. But the move to reverse the ban could be looking at long odds given the current power-balance on Capitol Hill.

The fighter

Janet Lang is one of Bernie Sanders' most ardent supporters in New Hampshire. But when the 68-year-old isn't battling to put Sanders over the top in the New Hampshire primary, she's undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments in her fourth battle to date with cancer.


Hoverboards are one of the hottest holiday gift ideas this year. They've been flaunted by celebrities,desired by kids and hunted by desperate parents trying to fill wish lists. But like any new set of wheels, they come with their own unique set of safety concerns.

Public defender

In the latest courtroom dispatch from journalist-turned-Florida-public-defender Kim Segal, she discusses the fact that the the state is spending thousands of dollars to try suspects accused of possession of small amounts of cannabis, even as juries balk and the laws become more lenient at the local level.

Disruptive technology

Could we invent our way out of the climate crisis? As the COP21 talks continue in Paris, scientists and inventors are working to develop energy sources and technological advances that could help turn the tide against climate change.

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Science and Tech

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