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behind bars. after weeks of outrage, george zimmerman has been charged with the murder of trayvon martin. >> those of us in law enforcement are committed to justice for every race, every gender, every person. dodging disaster. no devastating tsunami after two massive earthquakes rock ind niece that. and trading shots. president obama and mitt romney take aim at each other in the race for the white house. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, april 12, 2012. good morning and thanks for joining us. i i'm i chel miller.
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george zimmerman is behind bars this morning. the neighborhood watch captain turned himself in last night after being charged with second kg murder in the killing of trayvon martin. he's expected to make his first court appearance today. manuel gallegus is if sanford, florida, with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. this morning in sanford george zimmerman is being held in the jail complex behind us. the personal prosecutor is not elaborating on why she decided to charge him with second-degree murder. george zimmerman ducked into the seminole county jail with a jacket over his head for his first night behind bars. his lawyer says he'll likely enter a not guilty plea today during his arraignment. >> filed an information charging george zimmerman with murder in the second degree. >> reporter: zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder more than six weeks after trayvon martin was killed. >> wanted an arrest and we got it. and i say thank you. thank you, lord.
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thank you, jesus. >> reporter: the neighborhood watchman says he shot the unarmed 17-year-old in self-defense. his lawyers say part of their strategy is to argue zimmerman acted under stand your ground law. zimmerman's first court appearance is expected to take place here at the seminole county jail complex. his lawyer says he's worried it will be tough for his client to get a fair trial. >> i ask not to prejudge george zimmerman and please don't prejudge the criminal justice system. it's going to work. >> reporter: zimmerman was questioned the night martin was shot but never arrested. that decision sparked protest and calls for justice from around the country. angela corey is the special prosecutor in the case and says none of that influenced her decision. >> we don't prosecute by public pressure or by petition. we prosecute based on the facts of any given case. >> reporter: george zimmerman faces life in prison if he's convicted.
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zimmerman's lawyer is asking the public not to jump to any conclusions about his client's guilt and is also planning to ask for bail. michelle, back to you. >> manuel gallegus in sanford, florida, thank you. the man charged in last week's deadly shooting rampage at a christian college in oakland, california, is speaking out. one goh said in an ainterview, quote, i am sorry, but that word doesn't helped. when asked what happened, he said, i only remember parts of that day and it is too hard to talk about. he also said, i want to see my family. but i think they don't want to see me. police say goh is a former student at the university and was targeting a two
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massive ittemblors hit the area yesterday. barry petersen explains why they got lucky this time. >> reporter: there was panic as people ran into the streets or fled on whatever vehicles. hospitals were quickly evacuated, but in the end almost no serious damage. call it a miracle after an 8.6 magnitude earthquake followed by an 8.2 aftershock. it did trigger rapid tsunami
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warnings that stretched as far away as south africa but no major waves developed. the warnings came fast because of a new system. that one hit on december 26th, 2004, generating a tsunami that in some areas was almost 100 feet high and killed 230,000 people across the same indian ocean region. this time was different due to the nature of undersea earthquakes. in 2004 two tech tonic plates rammed into each other, causing a massive upthrust generating the shock waves that triggered the tsunami. this time was different. the plate slid owe one another, dramatically reducing shock waves and the risk of a tsunami. so, people escape with little more than badly rattled nerves but in an area so prone to earthquakes, the next time they may not be as lucky. barry petersen, beijing.
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a u.n.-brokered cease-fire in syria appears to be holding for now. it began this morning and so far there are no reports of violence. but activists in major cities say syrian troops and tanks have not begun pulling out, which is part of the peace plan agreement. all eyes are on north korea which could defy international warnings and launch a long-range rocket as early as today. japan is on high alert, ready to shoot down the rocket with pat rot missiles if it veers off course. secretary of state hillary clinton once again warned north korea that the launch would violate several u.n. security council resolutions. north korea has said the launch will happen between today and monday. jury selection begins in greensboro, north carolina, in the trial of former senator and vice presidential candidate john edwards. he's charged with federal campaign finance violations that could send him to prison for 30 years. edwards is accused of sending
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millions of dollars to hide his mistress during his bid for the democratic nomination in 2008. with rick santorum's campaign a memory and mitt romney in the driver's seat for the gop nomination, wednesday marked the unofficial start of the general election campaign. romney and president obama opened up the nearly seven-month-long race by trading attacks with one another. >> and if i'm the next president of the united states, i'll go to work to get american women good jobs, rising incomes and grows businesses. >> mitt romney spent a second straight day campaigning with women who owned businesses, trying to gain the support of women voters. polls show his standings was hurt with them during the primaries. >> i was hurt listening to the president saying republicans are waging a war against women. the real war on women is by the president's failed economic policy. >> the president took a direct
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shot at romney. posting a web video reminding voters of some of romney's statements during the primary campaign. >> i was a severe conservative republican governor. >> good morning, everybody -- >> president obama also spent wednesday surrounded by a group of business owners, millionaires and billionaires. the president is trying to build support for the so-called buffett rule which would ensure the wealthiest americans pay at least 30% in income taxes. >> also about being able to make investments we need to succeed and it's about we as a country being willing to pay for those investments and closing our deficits. >> congress takes up the buffett rule next week. rick santorum did not endorse mitt romney after dropping out of the race, but a santorum campaign official says the two rivals will meet to discuss their differences. coming up on the morning news -- assigning blame. a review of a pepper spray incident at uc-davis sharply
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that was the scene last year in the kindergarten class in mexico as a deadly gang shootout raged in the street outside. today that teacher flies to c e colombia to seo an award for protecting her young charges. a report on last fall's pepper spray incident at the university of pepper pray was unnecessary.
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on the "cbs moneywatch," foreclosure rates surged and apple is accused of rotten practices. drew levinson in new york with more on that. good morning, drew. >> good morning to you, michelle. overseas markets bounced back. tokyo's nikkei gained nearly 1%, snapping a seven-day losing streak. hong kong's hang seng was also up pu for the first time this week the dow 89 points, the nasdaq gained 25. a government program appears to have missed the mark. a report by special inspector general shows 3% of the treasury department's hardest hit had made it to the homeowners it intended to help. meanwhile foreclosure listing service reality track says the number of homes receiving first-time foreclosure notices rose 7% last month. the disappointing march jobs report may be a butch in the
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road to recovery. a federal reserve survey of business conditions suggest the slowdown in hiring may only be temporary. the survey, the beige book, found each of the fed's banking groups from mid-february to this this month. it's worth noting the beige book relies on anecdotal evidence. a suit alleges apple and publishers conspired to raise the price of ebooks. the justice says says it cost ebook buyers more than $100 million. >> a lot of money. >> a lot. straight ahead, your thursday morning weather. in sports, former nba rivals and long-time friearry bird, bring laughs to "the late show." [ barks ] [ announcer ] all work and no play... will make allie miss her favorite part of the day. [ laughing ]
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in oregon and northern california. in sports news now we begin with the start of the nhl stanley cup playoffs. flyers at penguins and tied 3-3 in overtime, philadelphia's jakub voracek took a pass and slipped the puck past the pittsburgh goalie fort winning score. flyers won 4-3 and lead the best of seven series 1-0. in nashville, the predators bourque somehow flipped the puck over the detroit goalie's shoulder for the first of his two goals on the night. game one final, predators, 3, red wings, 2. now to baseball. pirates and dodgers in los angeles. clint barmes got things going for pittsburgh in the third with with a solo homer to left but rbi singles by ethier in the sixth and tony gwynn in the seventh helped propel the dodgers to a 4-1 victory. in minneapolis, l.a. ang
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center fielder peter borges smashed a fly off the left field wall as twins outfielder scrambled for the ball. the peedy borges was waved home. the throw was offline and borges solid in. a three run inside the park homer giving the angels a 4-3 lead but angels went on to win 6-5. now to the nba. new york at milwaukee. in the second quarter the bucks ellis sank a wild over-the-shoulder shout en route to his 35 points for the night. the knicks fought back behind carmelo anthony, who had 32. new york won it, 111-107. nba greats larry bird and magic johnson were david letterman's guests last night on "the late show." they're close friends these days. dave asks if that's always been true. . >> from the beginning, i wanted to be friends but larry didn't want none of that.
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>> he's an outgoing guy. loves everybody. wants to high-five and, you know, got that big -- big smile. my goal was to try to take three of them teeth home with me. >> bird and johnson were in new york to attend last night's broadway opening of "magic bird" a play about their on-court rivalry back in the 1980s. saw it last night, it was pretty good. when we come back, how one family is dealing with their daughter's rare genetic condition, the same disorder rick santorum's daughter is living with. living w i remember the days before copd. my son and i never missed opening day. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better, and that means... game on! symbicort is for copd,
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., 60. atlanta, mostly sunny, 66. st. louis, partly cloudy, 63. denver partly sunny, 62. and seattle, showers, 57.
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. george zimmerman will be in a florida court today. he turned himself in yesterday after being charged with murdering 17-year-old trayvon martin. he's expected to plead not guilty. a defiant north korea could launch their long-range rocket as early as today. the u.s. says the launch would violate several u.n. resolutions. during his now ended presidential campaign, rick santorum called attention to trisomy 18, a rare and genetic flaw. santorum's 3-year-old daughter bella was born with it. reporter dick brennan has more on this heartbreaking disorder. >> reporter: livia plays with her mom who treasures every smile, every moment. she just celebrated her first birthday but doctors didn't think she would come this far. >> they said even if she makes it to birth, don't expect her to make it through birth. >> reporter: when she was pregnant tests revealed something was seriously wrong.
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livia has trisomy 18. >> i had doctor after doctor telling me to plan a funeral for my daughter. even before i met her >> reporter: children have three copies of chromosome 18 instead of two. >> extra copies of those genes lead to very significant abnormalities of brain development and, in particular, abnormalities of heart development. >> reporter: those babies struggle with heart, lung and immune issues that constantly threaten their lives. >> children with these conditions have a very high risk of just stopping breathing during episodes of viral illn s illness illnesses, colds or flus. >> reporter: doctors told her family, she might not survive even a single day. >> we can't imagine not having her. >> we have days where all you want to do is cry. i think for us, having her, brings so much joy that it kind of erases that. >> reporter: they hope their daughter can keep defying the odds. dick brennan for cbs news, new york.
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here in new york city, a building that will soon be the tallest in the western hemisphere with 104 floors is under construction. it's located next to the site where the twin towers fell on 9/11. nancy cordes went to the top for a dizzying look. >> reporter: getting to the top of one world trade center is a job in itself. first, you ride up to the 89th floor on two construction elevators. from there a series of ladders are the only way up to the 93rd floor, which has no walls and the sky for a ceiling. here tommy hicks and michael o'reilly spend their day scaling two-foot wide steel beams.
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they're part of an elite four-man crew of iron workers called connecters. >> we connect the actual steel structure on the building, the steel skeleton. and all the other iron workers come in behind us. >> reporter: two enormous cranes lower the beams into place and then they bolt them together. >> what we're doing now, setting the 100th floor. >> reporter: how dangerous is it being up here? >> anything can happen. you can get -- especially with us, hose, falls. it's very dangerous. the heights, we have to watch each other's back. that's why i say he's like my brother. >> reporter: the day we were visiting, they were raising a cocoon. a steel net structure that surrounds the building for safety, so debris doesn't drop 1200 feet to the street below. working seven days a week, just now six feet away from overtaking the empire state building as the tallest skyscraper in new york, a status the twin towers held before they
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fell. they told me i was going to do this, >> reporter: hickey is a fourth generation iron worker. riley's father was injured building seven world trade center in 1985. >> that ended my dreams of being an iron worker right then and there, and then 9/11 changed all that. >> reporter: that's because seven world trade also fell that day. >> when the building came down, it happened for no reason, so let me go in and rebuild it to honor him, you know. >> reporter: the higher they go, the more punishing the conditions become. it's 10 to 15 degrees colder here than at street level. high wind and fog often halt construction. down below, 3500 workers are welding beams, laying metal rods and pouring concrete, building what the architects say will be the strongest skyscraper in the world. >> a lot of pride, yeah.
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and all these workers. everybody is proud of what they're doing. >> reporter: nancy cordes, cbs news, atop one world trade center. coming after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the murder charge against george zimmerman we'll hear from zimmerman's attorney as well as parents of shooting victim trayvon martin. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm michelle miller. have a fantastic day. ,,,,
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>> two men are shot in the head right outside travis air force base. the chaotic events that led to the shootings >> the

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