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Americans whose Italian ancestors emigrated to the New World, have themselves emigrated back to the Old World. And thanks to Italian citizenship laws, the blood that has flowed in their family's veins through generations has opened up doors to their claiming Italian citizenship. Mark Phillips reports.
The tiny Tuscan town of Collodi was the birthplace of Pinocchio. Created in 1881 by journalist-author Carlo Lorenzini (who took the town's name as his pen name), the wooden puppet who became a real boy was the star of a coming-of-age story much darker than the familiar Disney film. Lee Cowan visits the National Carlo Collodi Foundation, and meets woodcarver Francesco Bartolucci – a real-life Geppetto.
In 1990, American professor and poet Frances Mayes felt an irresistible urge to buy a derelict 300-year-old property. She transformed it into one of the most famous villas in Tuscany, attracting a constant stream of tourists, thanks to her bestselling memoir about restoring the house, called "Under the Tuscan Sun." The book spent more than two-and-a-half years on the bestseller list, and later became a popular film. Mayes talks with correspondent Rita Braver about her unexpected success, her adopted village of Cortona, and her latest book, "See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy."
Il Palagio, a 400-year-old villa in Tuscany, is a summer house that the singer-musician Sting, and his wife, Trudie Styler, bought for a song or two. They've fixed it up, and brought the olive groves, vineyards and vegetable gardens back to life. Sting and Trudie talk with correspondent Alina Cho about music, raising a family, and revitalizing a cherished homestead.
At the organic cheesemaker Tenuta Vannulo, in southern Italy, the specialty is fresh buffalo mozzarella. Seth Doane checks out the process of creating a simply delicious cheese, and visits with students at the Consortium for the Protection of Buffalo Mozzarella.
How the Danske Bank money-laundering scheme involving $230 billion unraveled; then, escaping on the Rainbow Railroad; and, Bitcoin’s wild ride
War of Will bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness Stakes, holding off a field that included a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and still finished the race. Trainer Mark Casse got his first Triple Crown victory, with War of Will unbothered starting from the inside No. 1 post position for the second consecutive race.
The search and mobile giant's apparent move follows Trump's executive order that effectively bans the Chinese company in the U.S., according to Reuters
The mother of Trayvon Martin says she is running for Miami-Dade County Commissioner. Sybrina Fulton will launch her campaign for the District 1 seat Monday afternoon. Fulton says since her son's death, she has advocated to make South Florida communities safer. She also co-founded the Miami Gardens-based Trayvon Martin Foundation following her son's deadly encounter with George Zimmerman in 2012.
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