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American singer-songwriter

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Holly Williams: American singer-songwriter
Holly Audrey Williams is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She is the granddaughter of Hank Williams Sr., the niece of Jett Williams, daughter of Hank Williams Jr. and half-sister of Hank Williams III. Williams has released three studio albums: The Ones We Never Knew in 2004, Here with Me in 2009 and The Highway in 2013. The Highway was released on Williams' own label, Georgiana Records and reached number 146 on the Billboard 200.


Suspect in London Bridge attack linked to 2012 terrorism offense

New information is emerging about the suspect in the deadly terror attack in the U.K. London police said Usman Khan stabbed five people on London Bridge Friday afternoon. Two of those people, a man and..
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London attacker was convicted terrorist released from prison last year

British authorities are being asked tough questions Saturday morning, as they piece together the chain of events that led to two people being killed and three others injured in a terror attack near the..
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American and Australian freed in prisoner swap with the Taliban

Two hostages, including an American, were freed overnight in a rare prisoner swap with the Taliban. The men had been held captive for more than three years. Holly Williams reports.
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High tide in Venice could hit twice normal level

Venice, Italy, is facing the second worst flooding in nearly 100 years, and high tide could hit nearly twice the normal level on Friday. At least two people have died, and the city's mayor has closed..
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Disaster declared as Venice deals with historic flooding

One of the world's most popular tourist destinations was declared a disaster on Thursday. Venice, Italy, has been swamped by the worst flooding in a half-century. As Holly Williams reports, the damage..
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Venice floods dozen times a year, but latest inundation is a disaster

Venice, Italy is suffering its worst flooding in more than 50 years. At least two people have died, and the damage is estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Holly Williams reports.
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American forces continue withdrawal from northern Syria

American forces continued their withdrawal from northern Syria. Defense secretary Mark Esper says they’re headed for Iraq — not home, as President Trump promised. Left behind are America's ally:..
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Turkish president meets Putin after threatening to "crush" Kurds in Syria

Turkey's president sat down with the Russian president to discuss Syria's future. A ceasefire in northern Syria is due to expire Tuesday. If the fighting resumes, Kurdish forces in the region who..
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U.S. could leave 200 troops inside Syria with Kurds

U.S. troops that President Trump said were coming home from Syria are instead moving into Iraq. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the soldiers will continue fighting ISIS. He also said that some of..
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Deal between Turkey and Russia puts offensive in Syria on hold

As the U.S. watched from the sidelines, Russia's Vladimir Putin emerged as the key power player in Syria, reaching an agreement for a new ceasefire with the president of Turkey. That will give Russia..
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Some U.S. troops may stay in Syria

The Trump administration now says a small number of U.S. troops may stay in Syria. The shift comes after the president's plan to withdraw all American forces was criticized by Democrats and..
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Who was ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a former university professor, took the reins of ISIS in 2014, few had heard of the group or its new leader. That changed fast. Holly Williams reports.
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Kim Jong Un silent since announcement in Washington

CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams reports from Seoul, South Korea, on the reaction in the area to the announcement of a proposed meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.
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Palestinians step up protests aimed at ending a blockade of Gaza

CBS News correspondent Holly Williams is in Gaza where Palestinians are ratcheting up protests aimed at ending the blockade of the Palestinian territory bordered by Israel.
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What driving means for women's future in Saudi Arabia

CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams is in Riyadh, where Sunday marked the first day that women can drive legally in Saudi Arabia. She has more on what the changing culture means for women in..
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U.S. steps up airstrikes targeting al Qaeda in Syria

On Saturday, U.S. airstrikes were reported to have killed at least 40 members of Al Qaeda, it's been intensified as Syrian rebels have launched a major counter attack against the Assad regime's efforts..
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In search of traditional Turkish sweets

In the kitchens and bakeries of Istanbul, the Ottoman Empire lives on, with sugary treats that may date back more than a thousand years. Holly Williams takes a tour of delicacies, from baklava and..
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In Saudi Arabia women drivers hit the road

Some Saudi women got behind the wheel this weekend the second it became legal for them to drive. But as Holly Williams reports, there is still a long road to equality, as under this country's male..
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Rising in the East

China's film industry has grown so big so fast, that it is now looking to compete with Hollywood. Holly Williams reports.
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Prisoner 760

Mohamedou Slahi gives 60 Minutes an uncensored account of the now-illegal enhanced interrogation he endured at Guantanamo Bay -- and why he says it doesn't work. Holly Williams reports.
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Daniel Barenboim tries bridging the Middle East conflict with music

Of all the orchestras he conducts around the world, this may be the one that moves Barenboim the most. Holly Williams reports.
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Holly Williams reflects on ISIS in Syria

The CBS News correspondent has covered ISIS for four years. She tells "60 Minutes Overtime" how Raqqa has changed — and how far the city still has to go.
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Hong Kong protests: “60 Minutes” is on the streets of Hong Kong with pro-democracy demonstrators

“When you lose freedom, you lose everything,” a successful Hong Kong businessman says, explaining why he is part of the pro-democracy street protests. Holly Williams reports
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What the death of an ISIS leader means for the fight against terrorism

Holly Williams in Turkey and CBS News Senior National Security contributor Michael Morell, a former acting director of the CIA, join CBS News to discuss the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi..
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Despite Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death, ISIS is still very much alive

A Sunday raid by U.S. commandos in northwestern Syria ended a yearslong manhunt for ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. At the very least, this is a symbolic blow to ISIS. Holly Williams reports.
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10/27: Mike Pence, Holly Williams, David Martin

This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan, amid developments overseas, President Trump confirms that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in a U.S. raid in Syria.
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The brutal life and death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Reporting live from Istanbul, CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams reports on the life of the gruesome ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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The stakes of the US retreat in Syria

CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams, who spent years covering the civil war in Syria, reports on the American drawdown and an alliance with the Kurds left behind
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What remains to be done in the final phase of America's war on ISIS

A year after ISIS lost their stronghold in Raqqa, their headquarters for three years, "60 Minutes" reports on the Syrian forces who helped drive the extremists out. And the rebuilding process that's..
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Hong Kong protests: Weekend clashes, weekday capitalism

"Has Hong Kong changed? Or did I not understand Hong Kong?" Foreign correspondent Holly Williams discusses a political side of Hong Kong she hadn't seen before
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Hong Kong protester Jimmy Lai says: "We are fighting the first battle of the new cold war" between the West and China

Jimmy Lai tells Holly Williams about the freedoms Hong Kong protesters are demanding from mainland China. "60 Minutes" reports, Sunday
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Turkey begins assault on Kurdish forces in Syria

Turkey has launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. U.S. officials confirmed there were airstrikes in the region but said there was no coordination with Turkey on any..
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Turkish president launches strike against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Turkey's president announced the start of an invasion as Kurdish forces moved to defend Syria's northeastern border. The Kurds had been essential allies in the U.S. fight against ISIS, but President..
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Trump orders withdrawal of troops from northern Syria, setting off backlash and uncertainty

President Trump has ordered the removal of U.S. troops from northern Syria. The abrupt change paves the way for Turkey to move into the region, putting America's Kurdish allies in jeopardy. CBS News..
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U.S. withdrawing troops from northern Syria

In a major U.S. policy shift, American troops are pulling back to make way for Turkey's planned invasion of part of northern Syria. Turkey is targeting U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters that have been key..
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U.S. airstrike in Libya kills 17 ISIS fighters

A U.S. airstrike this week reportedly killed 17 ISIS fighters in southern Libya. It's the third U.S. strike in the last few days. It comes months after President Trump delcared ISIS "100%" defeated...
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CBS News goes inside Syrian refugee camp filled with ISIS supporters

Holly Williams went inside a sprawling refugee camp in Syria that is described as a breeding ground for ISIS. A few hundred U.S. allies guard the Al-Hol camp, where the strict laws of ISIS are..
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American man inside Syrian prison says he was recruited to ISIS online

In northern Syria, prisons are filled with foreign ISIS fighters. In a CBS News exclusive, Holly Williams was given rare access to one of these prisons, and spoke with an an American.
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Some alleged ISIS fighters in Syrian prison say they're American

ISIS lost its last territory in Syria in March, but the group remains a terror threat. The reclusive leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, called for his followers to carry out attacks, and demanded..
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Smuggler claims he moves ISIS members throughout Europe

ISIS remains an active threat, long after it was defeated in Syria. Holly Williams went undercover to expose how human smugglers are helping ISIS fighters infiltrate Europe.
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Full transcript of "Face the Nation" on September 1

Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O'Rourke, former FEMA Administrator Brock Long, David Begnaud, Jeff Berardelli, Mark Strassmann, Holly..
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Reports: At least 40 jihadist killed by U.S. missle strike in Syria

A U.S missile strike on Saturday reportedly killed at least 40 jihadists. The attack is said to have targeted a meeting of jihadist leaders in the province of Idlib. Holly Williams reports from Idlib.
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Rare look inside last opposition stronghold shows destruction of Syrian civil war

Holly Williams has an exclusive look at what life is like for more than 3 million people trapped in a Syrian bombing campaign. Idlib is the last remaining stronghold of opposition forces in the civil..
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Children hide from bombs inside Syria's Idlib

Syrian government warplanes attacked close to a Turkish military post in Idlib province. It's the last rebel stronghold in Syria. Holly Williams went there, for a look inside one of the most dangerous..
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Migrants stranded off Italy rescued after 19 days at sea

Dozens of migrants who were rescued at sea nearly three weeks ago were finally allowed back on land. The rescue ship, named Open Arms, was not embraced by officials in Rome. Holly Williams reports.
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Russian plane crash lands in corn field after hitting a flock of birds

Russian airline pilots averted a disaster outside Moscow Thursday morning. They landed their jet in a cornfield after a bird strike when it took off. Incredibly, no one was killed. Passengers milled..
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Jeffrey Epstein's death shifts focus to Ghislaine Maxwell

The death of Jeffrey Epstein is bringing new attention to his alleged co-consiprators who could still face charges. Number one on that list is Ghislaine Maxwell, the woman accused of finding girls for..
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Saudi Arabia finally allows women to hold passports and travel without man's approval

Major change is arriving in Saudi Arabia as the kingdom grants new rights to women. New laws that go into effect Friday allow women to apply for a passport and travel without permission from a male..
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