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The Giving Pledge: A New Club for Billionaires

Jul 21
Membership comes with just two requirements: You must be worth at least a billion dollars and be willing to give half of that away. Charlie Rose reports.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Impact on International Travel

Jul 21
The downing of Malaysia Flight 17 is creating extraordinary questions for Malaysia Airlines and all of commercial aviation. CBS travel editor Peter Greenberg discusses how the airline industry's response could mean longer and more expensive flights.

House Passes Tax Breaks to Boost Charitable Giving

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Jul 21
The House passed a package of tax breaks designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators. One provision provides tax breaks to people over 70 who make donations from their individual retirement accounts.

Verizon Launches Rewards Program with Tracking

By Peter Svensson | Jul 21
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked.

Army Intelligence System Pulled from Key Test

By Ken Dilanian | Jul 21
Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.

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Ind. Woman Says She was Booted From Waterpark Over Sexuality, Swimwear

By Jason St. Amand | Jul 21
A woman from Indiana claims she was kicked out of a Michigan waterpark on July 9 because she is a lesbian and because she was wearing men's swimming trunks.

ACLU Objects to Full Court Hearing Wis. Gay Marriage Case

Jul 21
Gay couples challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriages are objecting to the state's request that the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hear arguments in the case.

Georgia Seeks Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit Dismissal

By Kathleen Foody | Jul 21
Georgia's attorney general is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a gay rights group challenging the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

Won't someone think of the children? Mary Lambert will!

Mary Lambert Performs at R Baby Fundraiser at Hammerstein

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 21
On July 23 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, Mary Lambert and others will perform to raise funds at R Baby Foundation's Rockin' to Save Babies Lives benefit concert.

Murder suspect Samuel Bristol set himself on fire

Guyanese Gay Prostitutes Stabbed Dead, Suspect Commits Suicide

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 21
The main suspect in the stabbing murder of two gay sex workers in Guyana's capital of Georgetown last week died on Sunday, July 20 at Georgetown Hospital after confessing to the murders and setting himself on fire.