U.S. investigates threats against family of ex-Taliban prisoner Bergdahl

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WATCH ABOVE: Next week, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, will be on Capitol Hill to face some tough questions about why congress wasn’t told of the trade before it happened. Jennifer Johnson reports.

U.S. authorities are investigating threats against the family of former Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl.

FBI spokesman William Facer said Saturday in a statement: “The FBI continues to monitor the situation in Hailey, Idaho. We are working jointly with our state and local partners and taking each threat seriously.”

The soldier’s parents, Bob and Jani Bergdahl, live in Hailey.

Facer did not detail the nature of the threats.

Bergdahl’s hometown abruptly cancelled plans Wednesday for a welcome-home celebration, citing security concerns.

The town of 8,000 has been swamped with hate mail and angry calls. Bergdahl’s release after five years of captivity in Afghanistan has touched off a debate over whether the 28-year-old should be given a hero’s welcome…

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WATCH: A look at Vancouver’s troubled Downtown Eastside through residents’ eyes

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A community known for its struggles is showing off its strengths today.

Live music helped residents of the Downtown Eastside kick off the 12th annual Hope in Shadows photography contest.

The three-day contest aims to give residents of the troubled neighbourhood a chance to take pride in their community.

Residents are given a free camera and are expected to submit more than 3000 photos for cash prizes.

Their photos are also printed into a calendar, which is then sold by low income residents who share the profits.

More than 75,000 calendars have been sold since 2003.

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Cleveland Circle Bar Subject Of Search Warrant Tied To Man’s Beating

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BOSTON (CBS) – Boston police have issued a search warrant at a Cleveland Circle bar in connection with the beating of a man last month.

The victim was found unconscious early in the morning of May 23 outside Roggies on Chestnut Hill Avenue.

He was in serious condition.

Police have not said what they’re searching for but said the manager was less than forthcoming when he was interviewed about the attack.


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Big Night For WBZ At New England Emmy Awards

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BOSTON (CBS) – The New England Emmy Awards were handed out Saturday on what turned out to be a proud night for WBZ.

Anchors Lisa Hughes and Paula Ebben were among the award presenters at the Marriott Copley Hotel and a number of Emmys went home with members of the WBZ team.

WBZ received the award for our coverage the week of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Political reporter Jon Keller, anchor Jonathan Elias and the Phantom Gourmet were among tonight’s winners.

Actor Leonard Nimoy, who grew up in Boston, received the Governor’s Award


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