This Morning from CBS News, April 17, 2015

Ohio terror charges

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, a U.S. citizen, will be arraigned in Ohio on federal terrorism charges today. The Justice Department says Mohamud, 23, trained with Islamic militants in Syria and was then instructed to return to America and commit acts of terrorism. CBS News correspondent David Martin reports he is considered more of a threat than the typical homegrown terrorist.

Chinese journalist

Human rights groups are protesting the lengthy prison sentence for Chinese journalist Gao Yu. She was convicted of revealing Chinese state secrets, amid a clampdown on press freedom. The sentence is sending a chilling message. CBS News correspondent Seth Doane reports on how this incident is indicative of a wide trend, as the Communist Party clamps down on dissent.

Refugee crisis

The wars in the Middle East and North Africa have triggered a humanitarian emergency unfolding at sea: An unprecedented surge of refugees in derelict boats, desperate to reach Italy. The U.N. estimates that 31,000 refugees have attempted the journey so far this year. About 900 have died in the process. CBS News correspondent Clarissa Ward used her smartphone and a live streaming app to report for “CBS Evening News” while on assignment for “60 Minutes.” She spoke with Scott Pelley from an Italian Coast Guard ship with just over 300 migrants on board.

Fraternity cover-up?

A South Carolina couple is suing Clemson University and a fraternity over the death of their son. Sophomore fraternity pledge Tucker Hipps was found dead last September near a lake. His parents are still seeking answers. CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann spoke to the parents who, in the suit, are alleging a cover up.

Doctors on Dr. Oz

A group of 10 prominent doctors from around the country is taking aim at Dr. Mehmet Oz, calling on Columbia University to oust the popular TV doctor from its faculty. The author of the letter, Dr. Henry I. Miller, of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, told CBS News he felt compelled to speak out because of what he called Oz’s “fear-mongering.

Questionable qualifications

There are allegations that the Tulsa reserve deputy who shot an unarmed man to death did not have the training that he claimed. CBS News has obtained Robert Bates’ training record for the time since he joined the Reserve Program in 2008. The documents show he had over 400 hours of law enforcement training. But sources close to the sheriff’s office told CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca some of those documents were falsified.

Retirement insurance?

Retirees and pre-retirees considering the various types of insurance they need should include on their checklist insuring part of their retirement income. But how much of your retirement income do you really need to insure?

Preemptive lawsuit

On the eve of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the Obama administration saw the opening salvo of what is sure to be an epic battle over its ambitious plan to combat climate change. The EPA is accustomed to defending its regulations in court. This time, however, the agency’s opponents are trying a new tactic, attacking the new regulations, which make up the so-called Clean Power Plan, before the EPA has even finished drafting them.

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