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CBS News Correspondent Mike Wallace Dies

CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace has died at 93, reports CBS News. The longtime newsman was known for his merciless reporting and interviewing on "60 Minutes."

Wallace died Saturday night, according to CBS spokesman Kevin Tedesco.

Wallace retired as a regular correspondent in March 2006, but promised to do occasional stories and interviews for "60 Minutes," reports the Associated Press. He slowed down after his heart surgery in 2008.

Wallace was one of the first hired for "60 Minutes,'" which debuted in 1968.

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Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.

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5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.
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The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Barack Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam. We discuss what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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