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Clockwise from top left: Singer Aretha Franklin; physicist Stephen Hawking; President George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush; chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain; Marvel Comics publisher Stan Lee; and Senator John McCain.

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COVER STORY: All the world's information at your fingertips
Two hundred and fifty years ago, in Edinburgh, Scotland, a printer, an engraver, and an editor teamed up to produce the first Encyclopedia Britannica, which contained scholarly essays and short definitional entries about practically everything. It was a revolution in information. But now that we have instant access to all knowledge from throughout human history via our smartphones, what would kids today think of the encyclopedia, which now encompasses 44 million words, in books? Luke Burbank reports.

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Top news stories of 2018 month-by-month
What about the year gone by? Time for one last look with Jane Pauley.

What's next in Washington?
"Sunday Morning" begins the New Year with a look ahead based on events of the year gone by, reported by CBS News correspondents from around the world, beginning with National Correspondent Chip Reid in our nation's capital.

Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy in the biopic "Stan & Ollie." Sony Pictures Classics

MOVIES: Laurel & Hardy
The lovable comic duo who, beginning in 1926, starred in more than a hundred feature films and shorts during the Golden Age of Hollywood, are the subjects of a new biopic, "Stan & Ollie," about the aging comedians on a music hall tour of Britain in the post-war years. Lee Cowan reports.

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What's next in the Middle East?
Seth Doane reports.

Jim Gaffigan on a 21st century obsession none of us can escape.

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What's next in Asia?
Ben Tracy reports.

Notable deaths in 2018
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Notable deaths in 2018

A look back at the esteemed personalities who've left us this year, who touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity

IN MEMORIAM: Hail and Farewell to those we lost in 2018
"Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley pays tribute to the creative, inspiring and newsworthy men and women who passed away this year, who'd touched our lives in unforgettable ways.

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What's next in Europe and Russia?
Charles D'Agata reports.

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