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on the rogue again -- sarah palin keeps them guessing about a white house run. the big dig -- the monumental task of clearing debris begins in joplin, missouri where desperate times call for desperate measures. and not again -- another international banking giant is arrested on charges he sexually abused a new york city hotel maid. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everyone on this tuesday. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. here's the question -- will she, won't she and where is she going? sarah palin remains a woman of
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mystery. not only is she keeping supporters in the dark about a run for president, she also won't share the schedule of her one-nation bus tour. joel brown is in washington with more, joel, good morning to you. >> terrell, good morning. whether she's running for president or not is anyone's guess. what we've learned so far from sarah palin's return to the national political scene is that this time she's going to do it her way. >> how are you? >> reporter: sarah palin strikes up conversations with everyone. >> she's good looking. >> thank you so much. >> the former vice presidential candidate won't confirm or deny what her fans really want to know -- if she's running for president. >> i don't know, i honestly don't know. we're considering much. there's a lot to consider before you throw yourself out there. >> reporter: if she does run, palin promises an unconventional, untraditional approach. she's already taking one with her east coast bus tour of historical sites that doesn't have an advanced schedule.
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she made stops in washington, baltimore, and gettysburg, pennsylvania yesterday when she was asked about republican contenders for president. >> the republican field is strong. it will change up a lot and i think there will be a more strong candidate jumping in. there is still a lot of time for folks to make up their mind and jump in and get their campaigns together. the field isn't set yet, not by a long shot. >> it will quickly become more clear. in two days, mitt romney is expected to announce hissed by for the nomination. and some political analysts consider him a front-runner. former new york city mayor rudy giuliani is also a possible top contender even though he hasn't announced his candidacy yet. tea party favorite michelle bachmann and former pennsylvania senator rick santorum are expected to join the already crowded field soon. as for palin, it's anyone's guess where she's heading next. after touring gettysburg today, the palin bus tour heads, well, somewhere.
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she's filling in the itinerary on the fly and seems to be relishing the fact that she's keeping the media on its toes. terrell? >> the thing is, we'll be following her, joel. joel brown in washington, appreciate it this morning, thank you. this week, federal prosecutors could charge former democratic presidential hopeful john edwards with violating campaign finance laws. at issue -- did edwards use campaign money to cover up his affair and out of wedlock daughter? prosecutors have been investigating edwards for two years. >> they could conclude that was a misuse of campaign money for personal purposes, which would violate the campaign finance laws. >> after first denying the child is his, edwards acknowledged he is the father of hunter's baby. edwards' attorney says the campaign finance case is wrong on the facts and the law. another former banking executive is accused of sexually abusing a new york city hotel
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maid. 74-year-old maw mud abdul salam omar is expected to be arraigned this morning. he was once chairman of one of egypt's major bank. police say omar called a maid to his room sunday night and touched her inappropriately. it was two weeks ago that dominique strauss kahn, the former head of the imf was arrested on similar causes. making plans for thousands of people who lost their homes. some could be moved to rental homes an hour's drive away and fema is considering trailers if enough homes aren't available. yesterday, elephants with the picadilly circus pitch in with the cleanup effort. the circus was scheduled to play in joplin but had no place to perform. and ben tracy has the story of one person who survived the tornado and all of them trying to help her put her life back together again. >> all my memories are here. r mary is 83, no children, no husband. >> he died in '82. >> reporter: and now not much else. >> my stuff, just my stuff.
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>> reporter: mary lived here for 50 years. she had countless things but only cares about one box. what's in the box? >> pictures. >> reporter: stuff you want to see. >> pictures i can't replace. >> that's all we're looking for. >> reporter: suddenly about 30 volunteers appeared. i don't know them but that don't make no difference. i like them. >> reporter: they lifted her furniture and her spirits. >> on behalf of the disaster, we'd like to pray with you. >> i appreciate it. >> amen. >> reporter: the davis family took mary in for five nights and got her into this home set up for tornado victims. you're going to be all right. >> i'm blessed, i'm just blessed. >> reporter: when mary's new friends came to see her today. >> i have something to show you. >> reporter: they found a certain box. >> my marriage license. >> reporter: with her memories and her pictures? >> i don't know what i would have done if it hasn't been for her, i don't know what i would
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have done. >> you've had lots of people loving on you. >> reporter: ben tracy, cbs news, joplin, missouri. meanwhile overseas, lib yap rebels rejected the latest truce plan by muammar gadhafi met with president zumi yesterday. zumi presented gadhafi with a proposal to end the fighting and end nato air strikes but it didn't include plans for gadhafi to step down. that's the key demand of the rebels. the campaign continued overnight and in rome yesterday, eight top libyan army officers defected. hamid karzai said nato air strikes on afghan homes will no longer be allowed. speaking in kabul, he said his patience with the tactic has run out. nato air strikes on two homes saturday mistakenly killed at least nine civilians. karzai warned the nato troops risk become being seen as an occupying force if the strike on
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homes don't end. on the ground in afghanistan, the so-called fighting season heats up and the american troops remain in the thick of it. american soldiers in the paktika province are on the front line. >> it's the end of the day of the combat outpost near the pakistani border. but for the soldiers in fox company, this is just an ordinary day in an extraordinary place. we're two miles away from the pakistani border. these soldiers are preparing for the influx of insurgents that come every spring because this time of the year is known as the fighting season. ♪ there were ceremonies across afghanistan to mark memorial day. >> got to move. >> but most of these guys are here to fight and casualties are coming in hard and fast. for the sixth day in a row, the base came under an attack, one shell or rocket landed just outside of the base, the other landed inside the base.
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when they come under attack, they have to defend themselves and they call in the heavy weapons, the big guns, to repel the attacks. there's the danger that civilian targets may get caught in the cross fire. this unit of very young men face in the heart of afghanistan's tribal area the very austere, remote place have to find the balance between fighting the war and winning the peace. mandy clark, cbs news, paktika, afghanistan. coming up on "the morning news" on this tuesday, flood warns in montana force residents to get out. plus, how "the hangover part ii" is the cure for box office blues. this is the cbs news. this is the cbs news. my contacts are so annoying. i can't wait to take 'em out. [ male announcer ] know the feeling? try acuvue® oasys brand contact lenses with hydraclear® plus for exceptional comfort.
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pay tribute to ancestors and remember loved ones. it's estimated 3,000 lanterns were released by 40,000 participants. hundreds of montana residents were stranded by heavy flooding caused by record rainfall. flash floods in eastern montana forced people to get out what they could carry. the billings area got 10 inches of rain in may compared to their usual 14 inches for the entire year. as the missouri river rises, residents in south dakota may have to leave their homes by thursday. chicago memorial day temperatures hit the 90s and thousands headed to the beach hoping to cool off. officials closed the beach after several people suffered heat-related illnesses. it's supposed to be in the 90s there again today. and from the heat to the cold, record snowfall had ski resorts open still on memorial day. they got 600 inches of snow this year and talking about staying open until the fourth of july. in cuba, hail you have to see to believe, some bigger than oranges came crashing down at crops and pelted unprotected
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chickens. it brought some relief from cuba's worst drought in a half century. on the "cbs moneywatch" on this tuesday, some nuns rob a bank. a boost to the asian markets today. tokyo's nikkei gained almost 2% as did hong kong's hang seng. wall street gets more on the housing market and consumer confidence. stocks are trying to get back on track after a month of losses. last week, the dow lost half percent while the nasdaq kicked down a fraction. big wall street banks are betting gas prices are going higher. investment firms goldman sachs and jp morgan chase are predicting a dramatic increase in the cost of oil from $100 a barrel to $130. if that happens, gas at $3.79 a gallon nationwide will jump back above $4. most analysts think the price
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will drop until early july and then resume its rise. at the movies, "the hangover" was just the cure for hollywood's headache after months of slow sales industrywide, "the hangover ii" raked in $106 million in the long holiday weekend. that helped theaters sell $280 million worth of tickets. behind "the hangover," another sequel, "kung fu panda 2" with the latest "pirates of the caribbean" film in third place. a bank heist from the movies. over the weekend, two bandits dressed as nuns forced employees to empty the vault at gun point. they escaped with the money. the fbi is not saying how much and if the disguise looks familiar to you, it appears they took their inspiration from the 2010 ben affleck movie "the town." ben affleck's character got away
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with the money, but most of the others die in a hail of gun fire. that was a great movie but i have to say the disguises are eerie. >> just filming the sequel in illinois and the fbi and nobody else knows about it. >> that's their take on it. >> that's all it is. appreciated. thank you so much. coming up, your tuesday morning weather. in sports, the reds go down swinging -- literally. swinging -- literally. at bayer, we've been relieving pain for over 100 years. and today, we're re-inventing aspirin for pain relief. with new extra-strength bayer advanced aspirin. it has microparticles so it enters the bloodstream faster and rushes relief right to the site of your tough pain. ♪ in fact, it's clinically proven to relieve pain twice as fast. new bayer advanced aspirin. extra strength pain relief, twice as fast.
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new bayer advanced aspirin. foto be theres a calling for the veterans who protect our freedoms working with today's va i can use my license anywhere in the u.s. in the city or the wide open spaces it's amazing how you can grow as a doctor a nurse a pharmacist you grow as a person it's the quality of care our veterans deserve this is what i'm called to do. here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. new york, 87, sunny.
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miami, sunny and windy, 87. chicago, thunderstorms and 90. 94, partly cloudy in dallas, 76 and sunny in los angeles. time now for a check of the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows thunderstorms rolling through the northern plains while skies are clear over much of the south. later today, the heat is on in the southern plains and mid atlantic. cooler out west and the severe thunderstorms are on the move again from the great lakes to the northeast. in sports, the reds bounce back against milwaukee. top of the fourth, brandon phillips makes an incredible diving stop. at the bottom of the inning, reds pitcher travis woods wants a hit. literally goes down swinging. cincinnati got the offense they needed to beat the brewers, 7-3. in atlanta, the braves brian can singles to right field in third. sent in the tying run against the padres. the score stays at two until the tenth. kyle phillips blasts one to right. padres over the braves, 3-2. a slugfest in kansas city, the
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royals were up 5-1 over the angels. but l.a. keep scoring to the ninth. torii hunter's two-run blast puts the angels on the top. they win the battle of the bats, 10-8 over kansas city. one of the most successful coaches in all of college football suddenly resigned. ohio state's jim tressel stepped down yesterday. he had been at the center of a scandal involving benefits given to star players. in his tenth season, tressel led the buck eyes to three bcs title games. at first he claims he didn't know anything about alleged violations and later he admitted he did. buckeye fans sorry to see him go. >> he deserve better from the university. >> sad day for ohio state. at the same time, you know, he has to be held accountable for what he did. >> tressel is scheduled to appear before an ncaa committee in august. when we come back, a look at this morning's top stories and sports and energy drinks in children. do they keep kids fit or fat? sports and energy drinks in children. do they keep kids fit or fat?
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steps up their search. the new reward.. for information.. plus..what police are hoping to learn, about the possible connection to another unsolved murder. new video of a sideshow shooting that killed two people in oakland. the chaotic moments.. through a filmmaker's eyes. a new twist in the case against the bryan stow beating suspect. how the suspect's family hopes to prove his innocence today. and.. a wet commute around the bay area. join us for cbs 5 early edition,
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now on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. feels like summer from dc to dallas, with the highs in the 90s. on the other hand, much cooler in the pacific northwest as a storm system lingers overhead. in the southern great lakes region a chance of gusty winds and hail. new a look at your top stories this morning. sarah palin's one-nation bus tour is headed up the east coast. palin isn't telling supporters or anyone else for that matter what her schedule is. as far as a run for the white house, palin said she's, quote, still kind of contemplating one. and hamid karzai says nato air strikes on private afghan homes are no longer allowed because they caused too many civilian casualties. in health news, scientists wrap up an international summit meeting in france on brain cancer and cell phones. cell phones have been wide spread use for ten years but cancers can take up to 30 years to develop.
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experts of 14 countries are trying to make sense of conflicting studies on the risks of cell phones. their conclusions might be used in safety regulations. a health warning for parents about energy drinks and sports drinks. one contains too much caffeine and the other could lead to childhood obesity. kenneth gibson reports. twins emma and conner are very active 10-year-olds so their mom lets them have a sports drink after a tough practice or game. >> my daughter trains for gymnastics, she's there for 3 1/2 hours every evening. i let her have it after that and my son after games. >> sports and energy drinks are increasingly popular with children and teens. but a new report from the american academy of pediatrics says most kids who play recreational sports don't need sports drinks. >> sports drinks contain carbohydrates which can give you energy but they give you calories and can contribute to obesity, being overweight. >> the academy says energy drinks are even more harmful and have no place in a kid's diet.
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>> energy drinks contain stimulus like caffeine. some contain so much of them it's equivalent of drinking 14 cans of caffeinated soda. >> it can affect the development of a nervous system and cardiovascular system. the best way to keep young people hydrated? plain old water, before, during, and after practice. doctors say a sports drink may be okay if a child participates in repeated heavy duty aerobic exercise. >> the kids can do the calories after they do their sports and they need the drink and helps with the electrolytes. the calories aren't going to make a difference. they burn up so many calories. >> emma and carter only are allowed one a day. the rest of the time, they're happy to drink water. kenneth gibson, cbs news, los angeles. this morning on "the early show," the latest on president obama's overhaul of the national
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security team. and a look at some of the biggest summer movies coming soon to a theater near you. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." orning news." woman: till all the books are read... man: and all the pens are put down... woman: and everything there is to learn is learned. man: till the heroes retire and the monsters return to their dens... woman: and all the plots are wrapped up. man: till that day... boy: by hook or by crook... girl: by book or by nook...
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,,,,,,,, all right, so every year, 13 years, cicadas invade yards across america. they're loud, creepy, and turn some neighborhoods to what looks like a sci-fi movie from the '50s. wdef in chattanooga, tennessee put together this video of the invasion of 2011. >> i heard them the first time they came. >> 4 years old. >> like they're coming to take over the earth. >> aliens. >> little aliens crawling over you. >> they're scary, very scary. >> interesting noise. >> they make that funny sound. >> it comes in waves. [ humming ] >> scared me half to death. i was saying while ago, man, i got attacked. i just dropped everything.
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>> these creatures have this black body. they've got big red eyes. >> creepy. >> they've been underground feeding on the sap of tree roots for 13 years and they're completing their life cycle now. they're emerging, molting their skin one more time, this time they have wings and finding a mate, lay eggs, and then the process starts all over again. >> they keep flying around and they came out of nowhere. >> you have to be very careful. you had your mouth wide open, they'll fly in your mouth too. >> the cicadas must be up in some of the trees here. >> they do sound like aliens, though. why do they sound like that?
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you know what i'm saying? >> the male have a special organ on the side of their bodies called a thimble. it's a drum. there's hollow areas in the abdomen to amplify the sound. it sounds like a bunch of little ray guns going off at once. all so he could get a girl. they just come out of the ground, they mate, and then they die. >> well, their job as the adult is to mate. so once they mate, they have no reason to live. >> as long as they go away and keep making that stupid noise. >> they'll die in four to six weeks and this will all be over with. >> i don't want them to come back. this is the last time i want to deal with them. coming up a little later on "the early show," retired general wesley clark on
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president obama's overhaul of the national security team. plus, how smaller cars are helping detroit's victory auto makers getting back on their feet. and a chat with the crew of the space shuttle "endeavour" as they get ready to return to earth. all that and more a little later on "the early show." that is it for this tuesday edition of the "cbs morning news." thank you for watching. i'm terrell brown. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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