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president obama's health care law, evidence the white house knew the failed insurance website had problems before it went live while the exists site is a primary target for hackers. >> do any of you today think the site is secure? >> no. >> no. >> no. >> no. congressman charged trey radel after they say he bought cocaine from am undercover agent. and a new way to find the perfect fit. >> boot cut wash and they fit from every angle. captioning funded by cbs
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the problem weren't enough. >> there's no doubt that we've lost some time, but the website's getting better each week. by the end of this month, it will be functioning for the majority of people who are using it. and so i think that we're going to have time to catch up. >> there were several congressional hearings yesterday on the issue. nancy cordes has more on the investigation and the report that warned of big problems with the site. >> reporter: with startling fore site the consulting firm predicted more than six months ago that the rollout would be involved with evolving
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requirements, insufficient end time, end to end testing and significant deficiencies. >> this report lays out the chaos that was going on, but these -- all of this information was known within the white house recommend mckinsey was hired by the administration to do the review and interviewed 40 people involved with the website including henry chow, a key manager for medicare and medicaid. chow testified he never saw the 14-page presentation. >> i think i was aware some document was being prepared because i went through the interviews but toward the end when the briefing occurred, i was not part of them. >> reporter: chao told michigan's john dingell that it's unfounded. but at a separate hearing, a panel of security experts called the safety flimsy and
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unconstructive. >> i say it's been hacked already or will be soon. >> reporter: new york republican chris collins. >> do any of you today think site is secure? >> no. >> no. >> no. >> no. >> reporter: the centers for medicare and medicaid responded sight security is tested daily. democrats argue republicans are using these hearings to try to scare americans into avoiding the website. nancy cordes, cbs news, capitol hill. voters in mexico city reject add late moment vote. the measure would have ban aid borkss after 20 weeks except to save the mother's life. the vote was the first on abortion restrictions at the city level. and one third of abortion clinics in texas remain closed the morning. the u.s. supreme court refused to intervene in a legal fight
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over a tough new law there. it requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. women at the u.s. senate are united to address the issues of sexual assault in the u.s. military. they're trying to effect change. susan mcginnis is in washington with the details. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good moving. the aim is to reduce the number of assaults in the military which the pentagon estimates for last year at a possible 20,000 incidents. the controversial part of the bill would give them an avenue other than their own chain of command to prosecute them and that's where it's running into opposition. the senate votes today on a measure by kirsten gillibrand on how the military handles sexual assault cases. >> what we have today is zero accountability.
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>> reporter: 50 senators have signed on to support the gillibra gillibrand amendment. that's something some sexual assault survivors want. >> leebs these cases within the chain of command exacerbates the problem of repeat performance. >> there's a lot of pressure. >> reporter: a group of bipartisan opposers oppose it. we believe strongly that this would create a system that would actually be worse for victims and sig kif can'tly undermine the military and the justice system. it would take way their ability to overrule verdicts, require dishonorable discharge or dismissal for anyone convicted of a sexual assault, and creates a civilian board to review cases where commanders decide not to
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prosecute. so far the white house has not taken a position on the gillibrand amendment. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnen in washington. thank you. senator creigh deeds is apparently i tical condition after being stabbed by his son. he was stabbed in his head and chest. his 24-year-old son gus was found in their saudi arabia home yesterday dead from what's believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. the "washington post" reports gus deeds was admitted to a psychiatric hospital the day before but he was released because there were no hospital beds available. > >> there are very serious security threats. >> reporter: florida congressman trey radel is nation misdemeanor
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charges after being arrested on october 9. the one document released by see sue superior court in washington, d.c. he was elected last november and represents florida's gulf coast. in a statement he said, i struggle with the disease of alcoholism, and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice. in facing this charge, i realize the disappointment my family, fwren friends and constituents must feel. house speaker john boehner release add short statement saying member of congress should be held to the highest standards an it should be handled by the court. beyond that this should be handled by radel and his family and constituents. radel said on the positive side it gives him the opportunity to seek counseling. i know i have a problem, he said, and i will do whatever is
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necessary to overcome it, hopefully seth an example for others who struggle with this disease. if convicted he would face six months in the fatal shooting of teen trayvon martin. he is scheduled to be arraigned december 7th. a fatal plane crashed in florida. it bus en route from ft. lauderdale to new mexico. wreck am was discovered off the coast. two pilots and two passengers
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asian markets were mixed. tokyo's nikkei added a quarter percent. hong kong's hang seng added a quarter percent. tomorrow janet yelin plans to lead the federal reserve. in two letters to lawmakers released yesterday, yellen again voiced her support for the fed's bond-buying program. she wrote that if the fed had not acted aggressively, the economy would likely be weaker. stocks in this country were lower yesterday, mostly due to some disappointing corporate earnings forecast. the dow jones industrial average slipped nearly 9 points. the nasdaq dropped 17. the federal government has opened an investigation into the potential for fires in the tesla model s electric cars. the national highway and safety transportation administration is looking at two incidents. tesla says it asked for the investigation to dispel safety concerns.
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despite news of that investigation, tesla's stock gained $4.51 yesterday. microsoft chairman bill gates says he's pleased with the progress being made to replace outgoing ceo steve ballmer. gates and balmer have been microsoft's only chief executives since the company was founded in 1975. balmer said he was stepping down. at the final meeting bill gates became emotional as he talked about the next microsoft leader. >> and we share commitment that microsoft will succeed as a company that makes the world a better place, so thank you for your support. >> microsoft's chief hopes to have a new chief at year's end. diane miller was one of disney's inspirations for building disneyland. she was also instrumental in building the disney family
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museum and the concert hall in los angeles. she died yesterday at her california home following complications from a fall. diane disney miller was 79 years old, and, anne-marie, quite a legacy her family leaves behind. >> indeed. alexis christoforous at the new york stock exchange. thank you, alexis. straight ahead, your wednesday morning weather. plus, in sports, golf becomes a contact sport for a hall of famer. and later a high-tech fitting room that helps shoppers find the perfect size. fitting room that helps shoppers find the perfect size. 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 five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems.
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forecast in some cities around the country. in new york, sunny, but a high of 44. thunderstorms in miami today and showers in chicago. dallas will be sunny with a high of 70, and los angeles cloudy today. time now for a check of the national forecast. an unsettled weather pattern is shaping out west. rain is expected along the pacific coast. rain is also likely from oklahoma to wisconsin. the south and northeast will be dry and cool. in sports an off night for lebron james, but it didn't seem to matter for the miami heat. lebron scores a season low 13 points against atlanta, but mario chalmers scored nine straight points in the third quarter to help the heat in their fourth straight win, 104-88. a matchup of two top 25 teams in college hoops, oklahoma state's marcus smart puts on a show for nba star kevin durant. they score 39 points as they top
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number 11, memphis 1rks 01-80. and golf legend chi chi rodriguez probably wants a mulligan after teeing up a trick shot that went wrong. >> oh, no. >> the 78-year-old hall of famer was trying to break a pane of glass during a taping of a golf channel reality show. he walked it off and completed the trick shot with the second try. when we return, the fit without the fuss? we'll show you new high-tech tools for shoppers that will help you find the perfect pair of jeans. t pair of jeans. [ female announcer ] we give you relief from your cold symptoms.
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,,,,wednesday, here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., sunshine today, 48 the high. atlanta will be partly sunny, but showers in st. louis. sunshine in denver and sunny in seattle as well. well, trouble finding clothes that fit can frustrate shoppers of all sizes. now two companies are trying to
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make shopping less of a guessing game with technology, and as marlie hall finds out, it's making the experience better for consumers and for retailers. >> reporter: finding clothes that fit can be a maddening experience, but new technology is making it easier for people to zero in on the best clothes for their body. >> so i am here to get the perfect pair of jeans. >> awesome. >> reporter: i tested out a machine called meality that is now in some bloomingdale stores. >> step inside. >> this won't hurt, will it? >> not at all. >> the machine uses waves to measure the contours of the body. >> it uses 200,000 data points so we don't leave much to the imagination. >> reporter: the computer crunches the data and offers essentially trends. >> the further this arrow goes, the more customized to the body. >> reporter: so i've got my customized results. i'm off to pick a few of my top picks and try them on.
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it gave me the sizes and i narrow down the colors and styles. it fits pretty perfectly. these are a great fit. this is a different style. boot cut and a dark wash and these are a boot cut and a dark wash, and they fit from every angle. >> reporter: a london-based company called fitsme is also trying to create a similar experience online with the virtual room. put in the measurements and see how the item would fit on your body. >> people are 60% less likely to return the garment because it's the wrong size. >> reporter: the company expects the virtual fitting rooms to hit the u.s. in the next six months. the retailer pink is now using the fitting room on their u.s. websites and more stores are expected to do the same soon. the meality is at select blooming dales across the nation. >> i like it except that there's no lying on your size.
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there's no longer saying you're the size you were in college. is there a cost associated with this machine? >> not at all. use of the body scanner is totally free and there's no obligation to buy the jeans. the neat thing is you come away with a list of jeans that are right for you and you can take the list home and comparison shop online to get the best deal and you're getting the best fit at home as well. >> very cool. marlie hall, thank you. president obama will present the medal of freedom to 16 americans in the white house ceremony today. it is the nation's highest civilian honor. among those being recognized, former president bill clinton, media mogul oprah winfrey and salary ride, the first female woman to go to outer space. also ernie banks and gloria steinem. also country music star loretta lynn. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," you'll hear from another
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radel allegedly bought cocaine from a federal agent during a buy-and-bust operation last month. radel says he struggles with alcoholism and made an extremely irresponsible choice. in south africa, rescuers ended the search this morning for survivors of a building collapse. police say everyone is accounted for. one person was killed and dozens more injured when the roof of a
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mall under construction gave way on tuesday. witnesses say trapped workers screamed for help from the rubble. a local official says the contractor had been cited for poor work standards. poor work standards. more than 1,000 homes in washington, illinois, were damaged or destroyed on sunday. overall eight people were killed by tornadoes. but dean reynolds reports the death toll could have been much higher had they not been warned. >> hail mary, full of grace. >> reporter: as the tornado touched down don dempsey was watching on television. >> the weather forecasters were on there saying go to the basement immediately. it's arrived. >> reporter: 700 miles away meteorologists at the storm prediction center in norman, oklahoma had been working the weather system for days. >> go, go, go, gorks go. >> reporter: issuing a dangerous situation tornado watch for much of illinois at 8:40 a.m. sunday. within an hour of that notice,
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the national weather service office in lincoln, illinois, 40 miles from washington, ramped up from two workers to 12. patrick bak came in on his day off. >> they knew that within the next couple of hours things were going go and once they were going go, it would go rapidly. >> reporter: how did you react personally? >> just looking at the radar it looked very bad. >> reporter: his office fired off three warnings starting at 10:50 a.m., 16 minutes before the storm hit washington. you are in a life-threatening situation, said the last warning. complete destruction possible. flying debris will be deadly. >> reporter: and as you look at the disaster here, you must conclude that your warning system worked. >> the warning system looks like it worked exceptionally well in this case. >> reporter: the national weather service system say over the last five years the average lead time of an approaching tornado was 13 minutes. so the 16-minute heads-up given
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here in washington gave three precious and possibly life-saving minutes to the public. dean reynolds, cbs news, washington, d.c. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a new report that finds that commercial pilots need more training. we will get reaction from captain chesley sullenberger. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- -- captions by vitac --
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,, > >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, november 20. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. and we begin with some breaking news. it's raining outside. >> that is breaking news! i mean, we just haven't seen the rain but now the rain showing up again outside.
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it is very slick out there on the roadways. more showers, not continual rainfall but showers on and off throughout the day today, even the possibility of thunderstorms. pretty good cell making its way across the bay. we'll see more pop-up showers throughout the day as showers move onshore. we are getting in the cold air sector of the storm. this is the neat part of it where you may see sun and then showers. the temperatures right now staying in the 50s generally across the board but yeah, by the afternoon still cool and maybe a little bit wet outside at times. temperatures will only be in the 50s and the 60s. liz? >> okay, thank you, lawrence. we are getting some flooding reports. we actually talked to chp a couple of minutes ago and project the biggest problem spot now through marin county northbound 101 lucky drive. this is often the spot where it floods and the worst of it is in the fast lane so they warn to take it


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