Season 45, Episode 42 60 Minutes

First Aired: August 4, 2013

Lesley Stahl examines counterinsurgency tactics employed by police in Springfield, Mass., to combat gang violence; Scott Pelley goes aboard the Africa Mercy hospital ship, where thousands of Third World patients are treated for cataracts, facial tumors and cleft palates; Morley Safer visits cowboys and artists in Marfa, Texas.

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