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Jonathan Demme, "Silence of the Lambs" director, dead at 73Oscar-winning director whose Talking Heads documentary “Stop Making Sense” is considered one of the greatest concert films ever died in his New York apartment
N.J. police help deliver baby on highwayCecilia Ingles was in labor and on her way to the hospital Tuesday when she told her husband that she didn't think she was going to make it, CBS New York reports. They pulled onto the shoulder of I-287 in New Jersey, and two state troopers helped deliver the baby.
Startup reuses wedding flowers to lower costsThe average cost of a wedding in the United States costs more than $26,000 and more than $1,200 of that is spent on flowers. Meg Oliver reports on Bloomerent, a start-up company helping people nip rising wedding costs in the bud.
National Book Foundation head aims to be a cheerleader for literatureNational Book Foundation executive director Lisa Lucas is the first woman and African-American to lead the non-profit that hands out the National Book Awards every year. Her aim is to promote a love of writing. James Brown reports.
From drones to armed robots, Marines test high-tech weaponsOn the sand, in the air and in the water, the U.S. Marines at Camp Pendleton are training for the next generation of warfare. First on "CBS This Morning," Carter Evans takes a look at the high-tech tools meant to give U.S. troops the upper hand.
Trump's job approval rating at historic lows, CBS News poll showsAs President Trump closes in on his first 100 days in office, a CBS News poll shows 41 percent of people approve of the president's job performance while 53 percent disapprove. CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the context around why his approval rating may be so low.

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South Koreans protest deployment of controversial missile defense systemThe U.S. military moved key parts of THAAD, a controversial missile defense system, into position overnight in South Korea. Police held back protesters lining a roadway as trucks brought it in. The accelerated deployment comes as North Korea released the first pictures of what appear to be Tuesday's massive artillery drills. Adriana Diaz reports.
Senators head to White House for North Korea briefingEvery U.S. senator is invited to the White House Wednesday for a special briefing on the North Korean threat. The nation's top military and diplomatic officials will update the senators, and President Trump plans to drop by. The White House is an unusual venue as these sensitive briefings typically take place at the Capitol. Nancy Cordes reports.
Trump starts trade showdown with Canada over dairy industryPresident Trump may have started a trade war with Canada, the second-largest trading partner for the U.S. It partly revolves around a dispute in the dairy industry, which has caused American farms to lose millions of dollars. Dean Reynolds reports from Wisconsin.
Is North Korea really a threat to American lives?Scott Pelley spoke to former Ambassador Chris Hill, who led the 2005 delegation in talks with North Korea over curtailing its nuclear program, about the latest developments from the Korean Peninsula.
China launches 1st domestically-built aircraft carrierShip seen as demonstration of China’s growing military sophistication, and determination to safeguard territorial claims
10 years later, still “critical” leads in Madeleine McCann caseBritish police say no "definitive evidence" on whether girl is alive or dead, and all theories "have to remain open"

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