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This Morning from CBS News, December 28, 2016

Important legacy

The world lost more than a smart, funny, beloved actress and writer when Carrie Fisher died Tuesday; it also lost a powerful advocate for mental health. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in her twenties, Fisher spoke openly about her personal struggle with mental illness and addiction, breaking down the stigma and inspiring millions of people in the process.

Healthier Obamacare?

Even though President-elect Trump has vowed to repeal Obamacare, it could be easier said than done. Some market analysts say prospects for the federal health insurance program are looking up, predicting a smoother ride for Americans who buy coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces. We look at why, after a rough 2016, Obamacare could be set for a turnaround.

History repeating?

The Obama administration’s decision to not veto a United Nations resolution last week declaring Israeli settlements illegal continues to stir debate. But was it really all that different from prior U.N. measures criticizing Israel that the U.S. allowed to pass?

Stirring debate

The Boy Scouts are facing tough questions after banning a child over his sexual identity. Joe Maldonado, 8, who was born a girl and now identifies as a boy, was removed from his New Jersey Cub Scout troop  after complaints from parents of other children.

Worsening impact

This was a milestone year in the continued warming of the planet. From California’s drought to melting ice sheets to extreme weather events and heat waves, climate change has disrupted virtually every corner of the world. It’s impossible to exhaustively list all the ways in which climate change was felt in 2016, but here’s a guide to understanding the year that was for Mother Earth.

Head start

Banking moves you can make now could make your 2017 holidays merrier. We highlight several, including automating savings, avoiding fees and getting a one-year CD. All could help you prepare for next year’s holiday outlays.

Left out

The presidential election and the Federal Reserve Board hiking interest rates earlier this month have lifted the stock market, with investors predicting stronger economic growth in 2017. But not all companies and industries are benefiting. We examine why some once high-flying stocks have come back to Earth.

Finally explained

For years, Eagles fans have pondered the meaning of the group’s iconic song,  “Hotel California.” Now, as the band becomes a Kennedy Center honoree, member Don Henley clears it up.

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