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This week on "Sunday Morning" (June 16)



COVER STORY: Another occupational hazard for firefighters: Cancer | Watch Video
Since 2002, almost two out of every three firefighters who died on the job died of cancer, as smoke from today's fires produces an ever-more toxic brew of chemicals. But many first responders diagnosed with cancer are being denied workers' comp benefits. Tony Dokoupil talks with firefighters who are battling more than just flames.

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Minecraft is the blockbuster world-building computer game.  CBS News

GAMES: Mining lessons from the blockbuster game Minecraft | Watch Video
One of the bestselling video games of all time has no guns or blood. Since its debut in 2009, the world-building game Minecraft has sold more than 176 million copies; more than 91 million people play it every month. But it's more than a Lego-like universe where players create or destroy things; teachers are seeing the benefits of playing Minecraft in their classrooms. David Pogue reports.

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 The gift of a foster parent (Video)
When Aurora, Colo., middle school math teacher Finn Lanning learned his 13-year-old student Damien, who was in foster care, needed a kidney transplant, the confirmed bachelor decided to do something: become a foster parent. Steve Hartman reports.

Chinese laborers made up a significant part of the work force that built the Transcontinental Railroad. CBS News

HISTORY: Building the Transcontinental Railroad | Watch Video
It was the moonshot of the 19th century – crews working East from Sacramento and West from Omaha to build the Transcontinental Railroad, meeting on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah. To help mark the project's 150th anniversary, Union Pacific engine #4014, built in the 1940s, has been restored, producing 7,000 horsepower as it brings the great Age of Steam back to life. John Blackstone takes a ride, and talks with descendants of Chinese immigrants who were key to completing the 1,776-mile-long railroad.

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Being a new dad, two times over (Video)
There's a steep learning curve in being a dad. It starts from Day One. But it's those early years that offer a glimpse of the future that we celebrate so fondly today: An essay by Lee Cowan.

Correspondent Tracy Smith with comedian Tim Allen. CBS News

MOVIES: "Toy Story 4" star Tim Allen on comedy and tragedy | Watch Video
Tracy Smith sits down with the comedian and star of the "Toy Story" animated features.

To watch a trailer for "Toy Story 4" click on the video player below.

Toy Story 4 | Official Trailer 2 by Pixar on YouTube

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Father's Day brings an announcement from the comedian about relinquishing his parental role. CBS News

OPINION: Jim Gaffigan on retiring from the job of being a dad | Watch Video
The comedian has taken on the job of being a father five times over, and is ready to retire.

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Cryptocurrency entrepreneurs Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss. CBS News

BUSINESS:  Bitcoin billionaires Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss | Watch Video
They became famous as the privileged pair of Harvard athletes who believe Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook. Now, entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have shifted their focus from social media to cryptocurrency, becoming among the first bitcoin billionaires, and launching a digital currency exchange mobile app, Gemini. Correspondent Nicholas Thompson reports.

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Photographer Dave Engledow, the self-proclaimed "World's Best Father," and his daughter Alice Bee. CBS News

FATHER'S DAY:  World's best dads | Watch Video
How did Father's Day come about? It was thanks to a woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, who in 1909 proposed a day to celebrate fathers, like the widowed Civil War veteran who'd raised Dodd and her five brothers. But unlike Mother's Day, the idea was slow to catch on, and it would take decades for dads to get their due. Correspondent Nikki Batiste talks with retired NFL star Tony Gonzalez, a 2019 Father of the Year Award recipient, and with photographer Dave Engledow, the self-proclaimed "World's Best Father" (and he has the pictures to prove it).

GALLERY: Photographer Dave Engledow, the "World's Best Father" 

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Week of June 17 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.

 Utah (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" offers us a drone's-eye view of Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands National Park in Utah. Videographer: Derek Reich.  


A leopard in Africa.  Judy Lehmberg

NATURE UP CLOSE: Wildlife and the story behind "Taco Bell's Cannon"
Judy Lehmberg explains how a misunderstanding by this classical musical newbie relates to imagery of animals on an unspoiled Earth. 

Judas Priest performs at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago, May 25, 2019.  Jake Barlow/CBS News

GALLERY: Summer music 2019
It's summertime - time for music at festivals and venues across the country. Photos by CBS News' Jake Barlow, Ed Spinelli and Kirstine Walton.  

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