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CBS EVENING NEWS with Kate Couric

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EVENING NEWS TOP STORIES         Hi everyone, The relentless floodwaters keep pushing their way south along the Mississippi River. Mark Strassmann reports tonight from Tunica Cutoff, a tiny town in Mississippi. It's aptly named, as the residents are now cut off from their flooded homes and wondering when they'll get back. Does this seem fair? Years after FEMA doled out disaster aid, the agency suddenly informed thousands of beneficiaries it was all a mistake. They shouldn't have gotten the money - and they have to pay it back. Sharyl Attkisson reports on the bitter battle over the reclaimed aid. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula issued a new threat today against the United States-in light of the killing of Osama bin Laden. I'll speak about the continuing terror threat, among other issues, when I interview the Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. Anthony Mason continues his series, "Help Wanted: Getting America

CBS EVENING NEWS with Kate Couric: At least 1,000 people evacuated from Mississippi River flooding

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EVENING NEWS TOP STORIES         Hi everyone, The mighty Mississippi River could crest near Memphis, Tennessee today. Hundreds of homes have been evacuated ahead of the floodwaters. Downriver, authorities opened a spillway in Louisiana to relieve some of the pressure. Mark Strassmann reports tonight on the struggle to divert the damaging waters. Tensions are rising between Pakistan and the United States. The Pakistani Prime Minister angrily defended his intelligence service, saying it was not solely to blame for the failure to detect Osama bin Laden's presence in Abbottabad. Meanwhile, the U.S. wants to interview bin Laden's widows. Elizabeth Palmer reports from Islamabad. Next a story of great interest to anyone with an older relative - chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports that nursing homes are prescribing anti-psychotic drugs for patients who don't need them. By one account, this was done 300,000 times in th

CBS EVENING NEWS with Kate Couric: Economic recovery back on track

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EVENING NEWS TOP STORIES Hi everyone, This is Harry Smith, filling in for Katie tonight. America's slow economic recovery is back on track. The Labor Department reported today that 244,000 jobs were created in April -- beating estimates. And more people are now looking for work, which explains why the unemployment rate went up slightly to 9%. Senior Business Correspondent Anthony Mason crunches the numbers. He's not "spiking the football," but President Obama is meeting today with some of the service members involved in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. Chip Reid is traveling with the President in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. By the way, the U.S. wasn't just watching bin Laden from above with satellites. Turns out the CIA was watching him on the ground -- from a safe house in Abbottabad, Pakistan. And as Elilzabeth Palmer reports, Pakistan's intelligence chief may be forced to quit because of his age