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washington braces for a new fiscal showdown. republicans promise to pass legislation that would avoid a government shutdown but strip funding from president obama's signature health care law. it's full speed ahead for the federal reserve. news that the central bank will keep running its stimulus program. and the washington navy yard is set to reopen this morning three days after 12 people were gunned down while the shooter's mother sends a message to those who suffer the most. >> to the families of the victims, i am so, so very sorry that this has happened. and crisis in colorado. as communities cleanup from this week's deadly flash floods, many homeowners may be stuck with a staggering bill. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 19th, 2013.
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good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with the battle over the federal budget. if a deal between congress and the white house isn't reached, the government will run out of money in just 12 days. tomorrow the government controlled house plan as resolution to avoid a shutdown but strip away funding of obama's healthcare overhaul. susan mcginnis has more. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. congress is about to embark on another game of brinksmanship. one senate republican calls the plan a suicide note, but house speaker john boehner is under pressure if the more conservative wing of hiss party as the critical deadline approaches. >> there should be no conversation about shutting the government down. that's not the goal here. our goal here is to cut spending and to protect the american people from obama care. it's as simple as that.
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>> in an effort to placate his conservative members, speaker boehner hopes to pass a bill that extends the government spending for three months but defends the health care law. he plans to omit the law on health care and send the bill back to the house. president obama made it clear to business leaders the measure won't pass his desk. >> we have not seen this in the past that a budget is contingent on us eliminating a program that was voted on, passed by both chambers of congress, ruled constitutional by the supreme court, is two weeks from being fully implemented, and that helps 30 million people finallily get health care coverage. >> if the house doesn't act, the government will run out of mon on october 1st, and the house also wants to make raising the debt ceiling contingent on defunding the affordable health care act.
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>> this is worth fighting for, a government takeover and a health care plan that's not ready. this is not a philosophy we're debating. this is chaos versus common sense. >> but if the measure passes the house, senate democrats are sure to vote it down. >> a small group of people who even republicans know are off the deep end on this issue have the republican leadership in the house so shaken and scared that that leadership's going along with this insane plan. >> now, yesterday the u.s. chamber of commerce, which is republican-friendly, and fed chairman ben bernanke both urged congress to cut deals on the debt and the bunt saying the showdown could hurt the u.s. economy. the debt ceiling measure is supposed to reach the house floor next week. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. well, with washington navy yard is set to reopen today three days after aaron alexis shot and killed 12 people.
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president obama will attend a memorial service on sunday, but investigators have not determined a motive yet. the v.a. said he visited two hospitals in august but denied that he had thoughts of harming himself or others. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: investigators didn't have to look as far as aaron alexis's hotel room to find notes the killer left behind. he had two of them written on the side of his shotgun. etched into the metal gun was the phrase, "better off this way." the second read "my e.l.f. weapon." it may refer to extremely low frequency waves which the navy uses to communicate with submarines. it might have something to do with his complaint to the newport, rhode island, police. alexis said he thought stalkers were using a microwave-type machine to send, quote, waves into his body. alexis was being treated for
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insomnia about the time he reached washington three weeks ago, but the v.a. said he never requested treatment for mental health issues. alexis's family said he had sought treatment. his mother expressed sorrow for her son's victims. >> aaron is now in place where he can no longer do harm to anyone and for that i am glad. to the families of the victims, i am so, so sorry that this has happened. my heart is broken. >> reporter: in the wake of the attack defense secretary chuck hagel has ordered a review of the security and review program. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. syrian president bashir al assad said a u.n. report finding sarin gas was used against opposition forces didn't hold up. assad met with the u.n. and russia yesterday. he disputed the u.n. findings that rockets carrying sarin gas
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were fired by syrian forces. >> it's not realistic and not true. definitely so far as government we have evidence that the terrorist group has used sarin gas, and those evidences -- those evidence handed over to the russians. >> well, assad said syria's military did not use chemical weapons. assad also said they would abide by an agreement with u.s. and russia for them to give up their chemical weapons staff. on the "moneywatch," fed chair ben bernanke keeps the stimulus going. wendy gillette is here in new york with that and more. good morning, wendy. >> good morning, anne-marie. in a move that caught budget watchers and wall street off guard, the federal reserve said it will continue its stimulus campaign buying up to $85 billion a month in bonds. yesterday fed chair ben bernanke said a decision on when to pull
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back the program will be based on the overall labor market. >> because the committee tied its asset purchases to the labor market, it's important to assess how that outlook has evolved. as i noted earlier, conditions are still far from what all of us would like to see. >> the fed announcement was good the federal reserve said it saw growth in tunlds lying economy but its strength will continue on for the time being. >> the dow jones jumped 147 points. the nasdaq rose 38 points. tokyo's nikkei added nearly 2%. hong kong's hang seng gained 1%. the nation's largest bank, jpmorgan, will reportedly pay more than $900 million in fine. two traders have been charged two traders have been charged with wire fraud and falsifying bank records in the $6 billion
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loss. "the new york times" also reports the bank will admit to wrongdoing. today the coffee chain starbucks will begin running newspaper ads telling customers that guns are no longer welcome in its store. they stopped banned guns outright. they said we ore not pro gun or anti-gun. advocates have been pushing starbucks to ban guns while they have decided to defer to local laws. and unfortunately there is a winning ticket in last night's estimated $400 million power ball drawing. it was purchased in lexington, south carolina. the winning numbers are 7, 10, 22, 32, 35, and power ball 19. there are nonjackpot winners in seven states, prizes of between $1 million and $2 million. there's still reasons to check your tickets. but, anne-marie, i don't think you flew to south carolina yesterday. >> sadly it wasn't me, wendy. how about you? >> no. i'll keep working.
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>> thank you, wendy. coming up on "cbs morning news," colorado cleanup. victims get an unwelcome surprise about the cost of recovery. this is the "cbs morning news." recovery. this is the "cbs morning news." except when it's too cold. like the last three weekends. asthma doesn't affect my job... you missed the meeting again last week! it doesn't affect my family. your coughing woke me up again. i wish you'd take me to the park. i don't use my rescue inhaler a lot... depends on what you mean by a lot. coping with asthma isn't controlling it. test your level of control at asthma.com, then talk to your doctor. there may be more you could do for your asthma.
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left. that's where we found jeff karr's crew, trying to fill the gaps with gravel. how hard is it just to get your equipment up here? >> it's pretty difficult actually because there's only one way in and one way out and that one way is a deep dirt mountain road that's not really, you know, maintained all that well. >> reporter: and it's dangerous work too. >> well, obviously. look at them down there in the river. >> reporter: many of the canyon roads here ran along the creeks that became torrents of water. >> this is by far the worst disaster i've ever seen. >> reporter: ted plank is the boulder county road supervisor. how many roads in the county are impacted in some way, shape, or form? >> at least 75% of the roads in the county sustained some kind of damage. >> reporter: across a 14-county area, at least 400 miles of road and at least 30 bridges have been damage order destroyed.
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150 miles of railroad track may also need to be replaced. it could be a month before officials know the true cost of rebuilding road bus in boulder county, the figure is already $100 million. >> there are a number of areas in the county where roads have been completely washed out, and wherever people are there, there's no way to reach them with a vehicle. >> reporter: the u.s. department of transportation said it would give colorado an additional $30 million in relief funds for temporary repairs, but engineers say it will take years to repair what the floods washed away in one week. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, boulder, colorado. and for some colorado residents the costs of cleanup will be staggering. 19,000 homes were either damaged or destroyed, and most homeowners lack flood insurance. only about 1% have that coverage in colorado. those without it will be forced to take out low interest loans from the government or community-based groups. in indonesia thousands of residents have been forced from
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their homes by an erupting volcano. a thick plume of ash and smoke rose into the sky. local residents have been told the avoid the area. the 8,000-foot volcano has erupted several times since sunday. there are 129 active volcanos in indonesia. straight ahead, your thursday morning weather. and in sports boxing remembers the heavyweight champ who once beat muhammad ali. the heavyweight champ who once beat mohammed aly. [ tires screech ] ♪ and your favorite songs always playing. [ beeping ] ♪ may you never be stuck behind a stinky truck. [ beeping ] ♪
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, sunny with a high of 75, but possibility of thunderstorms in miami. chicago, mostly sunny. mostly sunny in dallas and los angeles as well. los angeles, a high of 81. and time now for a check of the national forecast. dry weather continues in the northeast today. a cold front will push storms into the upper missouri valley and down into the central plains. there will be scattered showers possible from oklahoma to tennessee and across southern texas. and the mountains of montana are getting an early blast of winter. thick heavy snow blanketed the big sky ski resort yesterday. several inches coated cars, but higher temperatures this weekend will likely melt the white stuff before skiers get a chance to try it out. in sports now, playoff fever is picking up in major league baseball with some contenders scoring dramatic late-game victories. the top two wild-card teams in the american league go into extra innings.
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texas takes a 3-2 lead over tampa bay when elvis andrus scores from first base on a single. but with the game tied again in the 12th, tampa bay has a runner in scoring position. >> here he comes. rays win it. >> desmond jennings drives in the winning run for tampa bay. the rays top the rangers, 4-3. the indians squander a chance to move ahead of texas. the royals are still in the hunt, but trying to make their first post-season appearance since 1985. and baltimore keeps battling. the orioles get a two-run single from chris davis in the seventh to get by boston, 5-3. the win puts baltimore just one game behind texas for the second a.l. wild-card spot. cleveland is a half game back while kansas city and the yankees are still 2 1/2 games out of the last postseason slot.
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now, the picture is a little bit clearer for the national league. pittsburgh blows a one-run lead in the ninth inning and loses to san diego, 3-2. it's just the third time this year the pirates have lost the game after leading in the ninth. but pittsburgh still holds a slight edge over cincinnati for the first n.l. west spot. the two will meet in a one-game playoff after the regular season. ken norton who offered one of boxing's biggest upsets has died. >> seven points, norton, five points, ali. there it is. there it is. >> norton was a relative unknown when in 1973 he became just the second fighter to beat muhammad ali. in a split-division victory, norton also broke ali's jaw. he would later capture the heavyweight championship. but his three fights with ali, including a disputed match at yankee stadium, are what boxing fans remember.
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ken norton died in las vegas wednesday. he was 70 years old. now when we return, honesty pays. a homeless man who returned a backpack full of money has a huge reward coming to him thanks to some perfect strangers. coming to him thanks to some perfect strangers. man ]t with my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis... the frustration... covering up. so i talked with my doctor. he prescribed enbrel. enbrel is clinically proven to provide clearer skin. many people saw 75% clearance in 3 months. and enbrel helped keep skin clearer at 6 months. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal, events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. you should not start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. tell your doctor if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores, have had hepatitis b, have been treated for heart failure,
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., partly sunny today with a high of 78. atlanta will be sunny. but afternoon thunderstorms for st. louis. sunshine in denver and seattle. the georgia teen abducted from her home early tuesday is back with her family this morning. police say ayvani perez is in good health. she was found near atlanta not far from her home, 36 hours after being abducted. >> this is a good thing. this is a good day for the
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family, perez family, but more importantly for ayvani. she is safe. she is safe. >> two suspects are in custody and at least one of them may know the girl's family. perez's mother was reportedly arrested in a drug raid last year, and immigration and customs enforcement says one of the suspects in perez's kidnapping was also arrested in that same raid. the ohio man who became an online sensation after confessing that he killed a man while driving drunk made the same admission in court on wednesday. matthew cordle pled guilty to vehicular homicide. the 22-year-old faces up to eight years behind bars. he'll be sentenced next month. cordle's online confession has been viewed by more than 2 million people on youtube. and a followup on a story we brought you about a boston homeless man who returned a backpack full of money, about
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legendary musician b.b. king recently celebrated his 80th birthday and he's hardly slowing down. anthony mason sat down with the king of the blues. >> reporter: he does not walk easily anymore, but on stage this night in atlantic city, new jersey, b.b. king's fingers can still fly. ♪ >> reporter: are you still getting better as a guitarist? >> i hope i am. i can't always tell because i still can't play like i want to play. >> reporter: he's the last of the legendary blues men who emerged from the mississippi delta. the son of share croppers, riley b. king was born on a cotton
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plantation outside of berclair, mississippi, and started working at age 7. you said you could pick 400 pounds a day? >> i did. >> reporter: you did. >> mm-hmm. >> reporter: he started hitch hiccing to play blues in memphis. he soon picked up the nickname blues boy or b.b. his song "3:00 blues" hit number one on the r & b charts. in 1946 you played 346? >> in two nights. >> reporter: but he wouldn't play for a white audience until 1967 until he was invited to the fillmore west in san francisco. >> that was the beginning of playing rock 'n' roll and i've been doing it ever since.
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>> reporter: he influenced hendrix, opened for the stones, and played with eric clapton and u2. "rolling stone" has you ranked number three guitar player. >> i don't believe it. but i'm not going to tell them. >> reporter: king of the blues is still king of the road, playing 125 dates a year, including this one at the white house last year where he performed his biggest hit. ♪ >> reporter: and you can keep this pace up. >> i don't know. i've been doing it. i wonder sometimes. >> reporter: is retirement in your vocabulary? >> never heard of it. >> never heard of it. >> no. ♪ you know i've had my share >> reporter: it's simple, b.b. king says. if i stop, i don't get paid. anthony mason, cbs news, atlantic city. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this
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morning," the threat of another government shutdown. we'll get the latest from capitol hill. plus, new information that al qaeda has a chemical weapons program. john miller has details. and cate edwards, daughter of john edwards joins us in the studio. that's th"cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. it's thursday, september 19. i'm michelle griego. >> and this is your first clue that frank has the day off. i'm brian hackney. [ laughter ] >> frank has the day off? >> didn't you notice? >> no idea. >> he picked the right one. >> he did. >> this is likely going to be
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the nicest day of the week. summer's last gasp. we have a lot of warm temperatures coming our way starting out cool and clear this morning. more on your weather coming up. >> and we are just getting word of a new accident southbound 680 coming into pleasanton approaching sunol boulevard. it's involving a big rig. several other cars, lanes are blocked. so you will want to stay tuned for the latest travel times in that area in just a few minutes. >> all right, elizabeth. thank you. some developing news in western oklahoma. explosions from a chemical plant fire lit up the night sky an hour and a half west of oklahoma city. flames leaping 80 feet high prompted crews to evacuate nearby homes. plant workers went home before the fire. nobody was injured. plant employees are waiting for the smoldering to cool off before they can go in and assess the damage. an eviction notice sparked a shooting and four-hour standoff in contra costa county yesterday. it began at about 00

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