This Morning from CBS News: Sept. 2, 2014

In photo taken Aug. 31, 2014 and provided by the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, civilians who had left the town of Bulomarer when it was held by al-Shabaab militants return following the town's capture by African Union (AU) and Somali government soldiers, in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia


Somali strike

The U.S. military has conducted an operation against al-Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked militant group in Somalia, the Pentagon confirmed Monday night. CBS News correspondent David Martin reports the operation was an air strike and involved no boots on the ground.

First stop

President Obama will send a strong message to Russia ahead of the NATO summit. Before it begins Wednesday, Mr. Obama will stop in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Like Ukraine, Estonia has a large Russian population and is concerned about the potential of pro-Russian unrest.

Considered strategy

The president flies to Europe today for talks with NATO allies over the crisis in Ukraine. But, CBS News' Nancy Cordes reports, the leaders will also discuss the growing threat posed by ISIS, the Islamic extremists who have seized control of large sections of Iraq and Syria.

Internet dark side

The message board at the heart of leaked celebrity nudes, 4chan, tried to encourage Twitter users to post naked selfies, with the hashtag "leak-for-j-law." The idea has backfired, with Twitter users making fun of the hashtag but, as CBS News' Elaine Quijano reports, this is only the latest in a long list of weird and sometimes offensive or dangerous ideas concocted by people who frequent the 4chan website.

Tighter ties

The longtime dream of some American export firms of access to "1 billion Chinese consumers" may finally become a reality. As the Chinese become more wealthy and Chinese markets become more open, more American goods will be flowing into China.

Food politics

The new app Buy-partisan brings politics to the grocery store. As CBS News' Nancy Cordes reports, you just scan a food product and the app will show how much money the manufacturer and its CEO give to either political party.

Growing lunch

Every 6th through 8th grader at Newark's Philips Academy Charter School has to farm vertically. This farm is indoors and does not use soil. The best part is, when the crop is grown, it goes to the school salad bar.

Too young?

It's a question parents have debated for over a decade: At what age should their kids be allowed to have their own cell phones?

Jailed parents

The King family took five-year-old Ashya out of an English hospital late last week because they wanted a different treatment for his brain tumor than doctors were willing to provide. The response from British authorities, reports CBS News' Mark Phillips, was to issue an international arrest warrant for Brett King and his wife Naghmeh, who were by then driving their son to their vacation home in southern Spain. Police made it sound like a kidnapping.

Researching ALS

All the summer fun with the Ice Bucket Challenge brought in over $100 million in donations to fight ALS, popularly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon Lapook takes a look at the state of ALS research and how much progress is really being made.

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