This week on "Sunday Morning" (August 12)

Filming a robotic exoskeleton being employed to help a paraplegic walk. 

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Last Updated Aug 12, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

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HEADLINES: Why did man steal plane at SeaTac? (Video)
Investigators, friends and family are trying to understand why 29-year-old Richard "Beebo" Russell stole a 76-seat plane from SeaTac International Airport in Seattle for a final, fatal flight. Correspondent Jamie Yuccas reports.

COVER STORY: Robotic exoskeletons - Helping paraplegics walk again | Watch Video
The FDA and VA have approved the life-changing devices, but many paraplegics who could benefit from robotic exoskeletons – devices that enable them to stand and walk – are finding huge hurdles to actually access them. Lee Cowan reports.

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ALMANAC: Guinness Book of Records | Watch Video
August 12, 1925 marked the birth of twin brothers Norris and Ross McWhirter, who would create the fact-filled world record book aimed at settling arguments in pubs. Jane Pauley reports. 

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ART: How Georg Baselitz turned the art world upside-down | Watch Video
The upside-down paintings are the long-time trademark of German-born artist Georg Baselitz, who at 80 is the subject of a retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Serena Altschul reports.

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SPORTS: Ice Cube: At the top of his game | Watch Video
Rapper-actor-producer Ice Cube has become one of the most bankable stars in the movie business. And now he's entered a whole new ballgame, as co-founder of the Big 3 Basketball League. The game, featuring three-on-three matches played on a half-court, seems to be catching on, and will be an Olympic sport in 2020. Tracy Smith talks with Ice Cube about how he's been defying expectations all his life.

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LUKE BURBANK: What's yoga without goats? | Watch Video
What's cuter than a baby farm animal? How about a baby farm animal joining in a yoga class? Luke Burbank ventures to a class where a new element has been added to a yoga routine: tiny goats. (This story was originally broadcast on January 21, 2018.)

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HARTMAN: A very special lobbyist (Video)
Thirty-one-year-old Kayla McKeon may be Washington's most unlikely powerbroker. As a lobbyist – the only registered lobbyist with Down Syndrome – Kayla roams the Capitol, advocating for the National Down Syndrome Society. Steve Hartman reports.

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MUSIC: Petula Clark: Still "Living for Today" | Watch Video
Michelle Miller visits with the British pop singer, who hit it big in the '60s with "Downtown" and "Don't Sleep in the Subway," during her first U.S. tour in decades, tied to her latest album release, "Living for Today." (This story was originally broadcast on December 24, 2017.)

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OPINION: Ben Stein says Trump needs sleep | Watch Video
The "Sunday Morning" commentator suggests one reason for the president's recent behavior (Helsinki, anyone?) is a basic one facing any traveler who crosses time zones and suffers jet lag: A lack of rest.

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POLITICS: GOP Sen. Tim Scott on politics, race and Trump | Watch Video
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott is the only African-American elected to the U.S. Senate from the Deep South in more than a century, and at 52, the only African-American Senator who is a Republican. Martha Teichner reports.

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CALENDAR: Week of August 13 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

NATURE: Birds in Nova Scotia (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning with migrating sandpipers in a hurry, on the shore of the Bay of Fundy, near Wolfville, Nova Scotia in Canada. Videographer: Jerry Lockett.

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REVIEW: Spike Lee's provocative "BlacKkKlansman" | Watch Video
What if a black undercover detective infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan? Don't laugh! (Okay, laugh.) Spike Lee's latest film is the largely-true story of 1970s Colorado Springs cops who put one over on dimwitted racists. "Sunday Morning" critic David Edelstein has his take.

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One of the cheetah brothers comes up for air while feeding on an impala.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Kruger National Park feeding frenzy
Follow along as "Sunday Morning" contributing videographer Judy Lehmberg reports on Week 1 of her two-month trip to Kruger National Park in South Africa and to Kenya's Maasai Mara.


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