This Morning from CBS News, March 13, 2015

Retaking Tikrit

Iraqi forces are closer to recapturing the ISIS stronghold of Tikrit. The city fell to ISIS last year, but Iraqi forces have been working for nearly two weeks to enter it. CBS News Correspondent Holly Williams, who has been traveling with the Iraqi fighters along the front lines, reports from Baghdad.

Survivor conviction

Former “Survivor” producer Bruce Beresford-Redmond has been convicted on murder charges in the 2010 killing of his wife during a vacation in Mexico, his attorney told CBS News. Attorney Jaime Cancino said Beresford-Redman was sentenced yesterday to 12 years in prison. In November 2014, after being held at the Benito Juarez prison in Cancun for nearly three years, Beresford-Redman gave “48 Hours” his first sit-down interview about the case. The program included footage he shot from inside the prison. More on “48 Hours” tomorrow at 9pm ET.

Bomber trial

Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been shown a dramatic video of a carjacking victim escaping from Tsarnaev and his brother days after the attacks, reports CBS News Correspondent Don Dahler.. Last year, the carjack victim, who at the time asked to be identified only as Danny, told his story to CBS News.

Hillary supporters

Hundreds of die-hard Hillary Clinton fans gathered at a nightclub in Washington, D.C. last night, showing their support for her presumed presidential candidacy with a small donation of at least $20.16 to the “Ready for Hillary” PAC. Here is what they think of the questions about her state department emails.

Security Princess

In Silicon Valley where women often struggle to get to the top, Parisa Tabriz has become a role model. At any other company, she might be called “security manager,” but at Google, she has the self-appointed title of “Security Princess.” CBS News Correspondent John Blackstone reports Tabriz presides over a team of 30 hackers.

Surprising admission

Lumber Liquidators stock rebounded Thursday after CEO Rob Lynch defended the company and its products to investors — but he also made a surprising admission.When “60 Minutes” sent investigators undercover at three Chinese factories that produce laminate flooring for Lumber Liquidators, it exposed excessive levels of the cancer-causing chemical formaldehyde in the glue used to bind wood particles that make up the core of the laminated boards.

Falling behind

Bad news ahead for the American workforce: Its Millennial generation is flunking the basics Americans born after 1980 are lagging their peers in countries ranging from Australia to Estonia. CBS News Money Watch reports the results are sobering, with dire implications for America.

Ron Clark Academy

Math and history are just some of the subjects at the Ron Clark Academy. The Atlanta middle school teaches everything from eye contact to the value of friendly competition. It’s a method that makes kids want to attend class. CBS News Correspondent Mark Strassmann reports on how the founder maintains the fun under a cloud of 55 strict rules.

Life apart

More Americans than ever before are living alone. Some people are better at this than others; they thrive on “alone time,” and seem perfectly happy flying solo. But new research finds that even if you relish solitary living, too much “me time” couldcut your life short. Here is how.

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