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Jim Axelrod is a National Correspondent and reporter for CBS News, and reports for all CBS News programs.

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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 9/6

Hosted by Jane Pauley. In our cover story, Martha Teichner explores the Great American Lawn. Plus: David Martin interviews former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok, whose new book details the Bureau’s..
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The smile behind the mask

Sharing smiles may be more important than ever in these difficult times, but doing so is even more difficult while wearing a mask. Correspondent Jim Axelrod faces up to a challenge of the COVID-19 era,..
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Corporations and celeb chefs help Newark restaurants feed the needy

The Newark Working Kitchens program in New Jersey is helping feed those who need it most while helping save struggling restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jim Axelrod takes a look.
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"48 Hours" Live to Tell: Murder on Prom Night

A survivor deals with the trauma after her stepbrother is convicted of killing her family in order to go to the prom. CBS News chief investigative and senior national correspondent Jim Axelrod reports.
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Ohio salt miners relishing harsh winter weather

It's been a tough winter for many across the U.S., but a group of Ohio salt miners don't mind the business that's been keeping them working around the clock. Jim Axelrod reports.
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Philadelphia music academy continues with online lessons during pandemic

Philadelphia’s All City Orchestra Summer Academy continued to give music lessons throughout the pandemic. A group of 90 middle and high school students received online instruction from professional..
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Opera superstar to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

Renee Fleming is the superstar from the world of opera who will be singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. She says she's thrilled to have the opportunity to be an ambassador for the music she..
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Tanks used in Iraq and Afghanistan given to local police departments

Armored vehicles used to protect American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan are finding a second life back in the U.S. being used by local police forces. Jim Axelrod reports.
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Job creation the goal behind entrepreneur program

Venture for America program seeks to solve what founder Andrew Yang says is a fundamental problem: the best and the brightest are serving businesses – not creating them. Jim Axelrod reports on the..
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NFL prospect eyes Ph.D. in mathematics

Penn State's John Urschel graduated with a degree in mathematics and a perfect 4.0 GPA in just three years -- no small feat for any college student. He's also a 300-pound offensive guard for the..
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Charges expected in NECC meningitis outbreak probe

A source familiar with the federal investigation into the New England Compounding Center expects charges to be filed soon after the first of next year. Sixty-four people died from contaminated drugs..
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What is poison's effect on nature and culture?

A new exhibit in New York City looks back at the long, dark history of poison - the original stealth weapon. Jim Axelrod reports.
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Sneak peek: Murder on Prom Night

"48 Hours Live to Tell:" A survivor deals with the trauma after her stepbrother is convicted of killing her family in order to go to the prom. CBS News' Jim Axelrod reports for "48 Hours" Saturday,..
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Historic Philadelphia music program teaches young students virtually

The 90 students at the All City Orchestra Summer Academy have found a way to keep practicing, despite the quarantine. Jim Axelrod reports.
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An unprecedented lens on the White House

On August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned in the face of Watergate investigations and impeachment hearings, and Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. Ford's hand-picked..
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The story behind an iconic Betty Ford photo

Pulitzer Prize-winner David Hume Kennerly was the official White House photographer during the Ford administration. In this web extra, he talked with correspondent Jim Axelrod about how he captured a..
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Federal judge speaks out after gunman killed son and wounded husband

A federal judge in New Jersey is speaking out about a horrifying attack that left her 20-year-old son dead and her husband critically wounded. The attacker was a lawyer, who is believed to have shot..
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A taste of Indian on the Interstate

At the Akal Travel Center truck stop in Laramie, Wyoming, the Indian food that Mintu Pandher and his staff are cooking up in a small kitchen attracts truckers and locals from miles around, with food..
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Possible pay-to-play scheme for ambassador role in Trump administration uncovered by CBS News

A CBS News investigation has uncovered a possible "pay-to-play" scheme involving the Republican National Committee and President Trump's nominee for ambassador to the Bahamas. Jim Axelrod..
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CBS News uncovers possible pay-to-play scheme for ambassador role

A CBS News investigation has uncovered a possible pay-to-play scheme involving President Trump's nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas. The nomination of billionaire Doug Manchester was stalled in..
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Good Cop/Bad Cop: Solving the Murder of Heather Bogle

An Ohio mom is brutally murdered. A detective pursues the wrong suspects, while the real killer walked free. It would take a dedicated sheriff to find a real suspect. Were there other victims? CBS..
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The Doctor's Daughter

Can a daughter's frantic 911 call convict or free her father from charges that he killed his wife? CBS News' Jim Axelrod reports.
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All-black Women's Army Corps unit still fighting for recognition

Nearly 900 members strong, the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was the first and only all-black Women's Army Corps unit deployed to Europe during WWII. They made sure soldiers received their..
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Muslim wrestler uses platform to defy stereotypes and serve as a role model

Adeel Alam, a rising WWE star, uses his public role to defy stereotypes about being Muslim. Jim Axelrod, who met with Alam and watched his matches, joined CBSN to discuss how Alam is breaking down..
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WWE star fighting stereotypes in and out of the ring

Adeel Alam, known by his WWE stage name Mustafa Ali, is changing perceptions about what it means to be a Muslim wrestler. In the past, he was cast as the "bad guy," but decided to make a change. Jim..
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Overboard: A tale of survival at sea

On the night of July 24, 2013, 40 miles off the coast of Long Island, John Aldridge was working on the fishing boat Anna Mary when an accident sent him overboard. Alone and with no life preserver,..
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Preview: Ivana Trump: I advise the president on tweeting

In an interview to air on "Sunday Morning" October 8, Ivana Trump, first wife of President Donald Trump, talks with correspondent Jim Axelrod about how her ex-husband asks for her advice about using..
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The O'Jays: The "Love Train" continues

For decades The O'Jays have been spreading their gospel of love, melding romantic ballads with R&B and a smooth Philly groove. CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod talked with Eddie Levert, Walter..
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The capture and trial of Adolf Eichmann

“Operation Finale” is a travelling exhibition that tells the story of the pursuit of the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, who made his way to Argentina after World War II. At his trial, Eichmann..
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The listener: The stories of Craigslist Confessional

Washington, D.C. lawyer Helena Bala experienced an unusual sense of connection and fulfillment five years ago when she saw a homeless man, with whom she stopped and shared a sandwich and a..
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Pete Hamill's letter to RFK

In the early days of 1968 Robert F. Kennedy announced he would not run for the Democratic nomination for president, inspiring writer Pete Hamill to pen a letter pleading with the New York Senator to..
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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on her father RFK

Fifty years after his assassination, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is remembered by his oldest daughter, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who talks with correspondent Jim Axelrod about his visit to poverty-stricken..
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Men in Blazers: "Soccer is the perfect internet sport"

No one's cheering louder about the increasing popularity of football (sorry, soccer) in the United States than Roger Bennett and his fellow transplanted Brit, Michael Davies. Known as the "Men in..
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Roger Daltrey of The Who: Rock legend, cancer warrior

"You'll never make anything of your life, Daltrey": Those words by the school principal who expelled Roger Daltrey for misbehavior at age 15 resonated enough to fuel the young man to one of rock's most..
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George Washington and his first love, Mary Philipse

The familiar portrait of the father of our country is of the model of virtue and resolve who could not tell a lie. But the author and WCBS-TV anchor Mary Calvi says her research uncovered details about..
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One teenager's tragic hidden secret

High school junior Alexandra Valoras, a straight-A student, class officer and robotics whiz, nonetheless felt she wasn't ever good enough; hiding her despair behind a sunny disposition to the outside..
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John Fogerty on the musical legacy of Woodstock

One of the founding members of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty, talked with correspondent Jim Axelrod about his experience playing at the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, N.Y.,..
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Graham Nash performs "Teach Your Children"

The singer-songwriter, who was a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and is still a member of the Woodstock generation, tells CBS News' Jim Axelrod he is "still a hippie … The basic ideas are..
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Sneak peek: Standoff at Trader Joe's

"48 Hours" Live to Tell: Hostages chillingly reveal the terrifying three hours they spent held captive by a gunman inside a California supermarket. Correspondent Jim Axelrod reports Saturday, Feb. 16..
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Sneak peek: FindJodi

More than two decades after an Iowa TV anchor disappeared, "48 Hours" reveals new information into the investigation. Correspondent Jim Axelrod investigates Saturday, June 1 at 10/9c on CBS.
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Sneak peek: "48 Hours" Live to Tell: The Vendetta

A judge and her son are ambushed in front of their home. Shot multiple times, the judge refuses to be intimidated and works to stop other attacks. CBS News' Jim Axelrod reports Saturday, August 31 at..
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Reporter's notebook: Written in blood

CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod explains the science of blood spatter and how it may decide a man's fate. Watch "48 Hours: The Doctor's Daughter" Saturday, June 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
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"48 Hours" investigates the murder of Heather Bogle

"48 Hours" is shedding new light on a misguided police investigation into the murder of a young, single mother in Ohio. In 2015, 28-year-old Heather Bogle was found dead in the trunk of her car just a..
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Was Heather Bogle's killer hiding in plain sight?

"48 Hours" is shedding new light on the misguided police investigation into the murder of a young, single mother in Ohio. In 2015, 28-year-old Heather Bogle was found dead in the trunk of her car, just..
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NBA under fire over pro-democracy tweet

The NBA is facing heat for backing down to China over a pro-democracy tweet. The league is accused of putting its multibillion-dollar brand ahead of civil rights and the quickly-deleted tweet has..
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