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This Morning from CBS News, Dec. 20, 2016

Berlin attack

Police are investigating the ramming of a truck into a crowded Berlin Christmas market as a suspected “terrorist attack.” One man, who fled the scene but was arrested nearby after the incident, is being questioned. The incident bears a striking similarity to the attack on Bastille Day revelers in Nice, France earlier this year -- a type of attack ISIS has urged its followers to replicate.

Revenge killing?

Russia is praising Turkey’s response to the assassination of Moscow’s ambassador in Turkey. Andrey Karlov was shot from behind at an art exhibit in Turkey’s capital. Russia and Turkey say this assassination was an attempt to disrupt their relationship -- but it looks a lot like an act of retribution for Russia’s bloody air campaign in Syria.

More roll-aways

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a “preliminary evaluation” of approximately one million Dodge Ram pickups and Dodge Durango SUVs following 43 complaints alleging roll-aways when the vehicles are in the parked position. The incidents have resulted in at least 25 crashes and nine injuries to date, according to NHTSA.

Location, location, location

Moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was one of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises, and his top aide’s recent remarks -- in addition to his appointment for U.S. ambassador in Israel -- suggest he may be serious. Middle East experts, former U.S. diplomats and Palestinian officials are warning of serious consequences if he follows through.

Fracking risks

A Texas family living near a fracking site has installed a $30,000 water filtration system in their Dallas suburb home. The reason? They say they had their water tested and it came back with chemical levels higher than the EPA recommends.

Economic priorities

When President Obama entered the White House in 2009, the U.S. faced an economic crisis of epic proportions. Eight years later, the recovery remains incomplete. So what do officials in the outgoing administration see as the main economic challenges for Mr. Trump’s team?

Unpredictable hours

Millions of U.S. workers grapple daily with erratic schedules, crimping paychecks and often wreaking havoc on family life. Now workers are pushing back. In the latest skirmish with employers over labor rights, major cities are enacting laws to give employees greater certainty over their their working lives.

Honoring Al

Al Pacino is considered by many to be one of America’s greatest actors. Pacino brings a power to the screen that few can match. That’s a big reason why he is among this year’s Kennedy Center Honorees. But Pacino tells us he’s not entirely sure why he deserves the honor.

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