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south africans will have a south africans will have a chance to say a personal good-bye to nelson mandela. the body of the anti-apartheid activist arrives in the capitol for three days of viewing. budget breakthrough. a bipartisan deal is reached on capitol hill that could head off the threat of a government an arctic blast from the rs- southwest to new england. temperatures are set to drop well below freezing for much of the country. and snow survivors. thanks to a massive and desperate search, a family is rescued after spending two days stranded in subzero temperatures. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, december 11th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, beginning today nelson
mandela's body will lie instate for three days in the building where he took office as south africa's first black president. the union buildings in pretoria is where mandela served only one term. family members are expected to view the casket today. alphonso van marsh is in pretoria. alphon alphonso, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. some are calling it a pilgrimage because people have come so far. behind me in the union building that's where the body of nelson mandela lies instate. police escorted nelson mandela's body to the union buildings in pretoria, south africa, where he'll lie instate for the next three days. mandela's oldest grandson was on hand to receive the flag-draped casket. the family was the first to view the body followed by dignitaries and the public. >> i feel bad because my heart is so -- because my tata is gone.
>> reporter: the somber mood at the government buildsiings is i stark contrast to the streets. there south africans sang and danced as they waited for their first glimpse of mandela's body since he passed away last week. a motorcade will bring mandela's body from the military hospital to the union buildings back every day until friday to give more opportunity for south africans to line these streets and say good-bye. >> we're here to celebrate nelson mandela's life. how great you are for everything that you stand for in this country. >> reporter: now the amphitheater where mandela lies instate will carry his name. >> a fitting tribute to man who transformed the union buildings from a symbol of racism and repression to one of peace, unity, democracy, and progress. >> reporter: officials expect as many as 2,000 people per hour will file past mandela's body.
now, anne-marie, some interesting details that we're getting. the white structure seen over my shoulder, that's been referred to as a special marquee. it didn't exist 12 hours ago. that's where nelson mandela's body lies instate. it's made of shatterproof glass. we understand it took some 20 men to build that overnight. anne-marie, back to you. >> alfonphonso van marsh in pretoria. thank you, alphonso. in this country, a bitter cold air blankets much of the nation. many areas are waking up to subzero temperatures. and a snow system is moving across the great lakes. it's already snowing in the buffalo, new york, area. by late last night, more than five inches were on the ground and visibility is greatly diminished. meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz is following the bone-chilling weather. >> well, the cold air is at it again. it's going to be a story all the way through this week and likely into next week as well. a big dip in the jet stream allowing all the cold air in the
eastern u.s. down to the south. much of the central and western united states under the influence of this. as we head into thursday and friday, more of the same. more batches of cold will swing in and reinforce the cold that's on the way out. in terms of high temperatures today, 20s in st. louis, topeka, dallas. 17 in chicago. and the only place you can really go to get away from all this cold is florida. central south florida into the 80s. that's about it. they're laughing at the rest of the country right now. minneapolis, you wish you could get a little bit of that. well, negative 2 is our high temperature today. teens tomorrow. around 20 as we head into friday. the rest of the workweek in chicago, teens and 20s. snow in the air today and gusty. maybe some delays at o'hare or midway. and as we go to new york city, not as cold but still below average. at or below freezing through the rest of the workweek. lot of sunshine for the holiday shoppers. not a lot of comfort on the streets. i'm eric fisher for cbs news.
in boulder, temperatures moved above freezing for first time in a while. that's the good news. the bad news is an ice dam broke causing local flooding forcing area evacuations. and there's news from washington this morning, a budget deal. after years of very bitter budget battles, a very rare display of bipartisan compromise led to the proposal. it's a deal that would avert another government shutdown for two years. susan mcginnis has more from washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. this is not the grand agreement that many here were hoping for, and it's already coming under file from both conservatives and top house democrats, but for the next two years it does break that cycle of jumping from one budget crisis to another. it was reached after two months of private talks between house chairman paul ryan and chairwoman patty murray. >> congressman ryan has set aside our differences, we'd made some compromises and worked tote to get something done. >> reporter: what murray and ryan got done is the framework
for a deal that provides some level of buchlkt stability not seen in washington for years. the bipartisan proposal sets spending levels for the next two fiscal years. it also restores $63 billion of those across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, first with more targeted spending cuts, particularly to defend. and by raising fees for government services like an extra security fee on airline tickets. >> i see this agreement as a step in the right direction. and dividing government, you don't always get what you want. that said, we can still make progress toward our goals. >> the agreement doesn't a raise the debt ceiling, does not improve the unemployment benefits that expire at the oenld this month and require businesses to pay higher premiums to guarantee pension benefits. >> this deal doesn't solve all of our problems, but i think it's an important step to help heal some of the wounds in congress. >> both sides agree more work
needs to be done but also agree a model deal is better than the gamesmanship that led to the government shutdown. the house and the senate are expected to approve the deal in the next several days. pension benefits. >> this deal doesn't solve all of our problems, but i think it is an important step in helping to heal some of the wounds here in congress. >> it will be interesting to see what kind of effect this has on the public's approval of congress. this has been a long time of both sides not being able to get things done in congress. >> they're causing this a good first step. house leaders are going to brief everyone today in a closed door step. >> hopefully more footsteps will follow. a recently released "new york times" poll shows that obama's rating has returned before it was with the health care rollout. most don't think the exchange is going well, but 36%, more than a third, i thi third, i think it's improving. the president's job approval rating is now up 4 points, up from the all-time low last month. coming up on the "morning
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problems began last year when the zoo decided to double the population of the cheetah conservation. they doubled the species cease but didn't have the space. you can see sharyl attkisson's full investigative report coming up on "cbs this morning." now on the "cbs moneywatch," gm's ceo makes history and a candy crime. wendy jill lit is at the new york stock exchange with this and more. good morning, wendy. good morning, anne-marie. the glass ceiling at gm has been reached. mary barra is the first woman geo. she helped roll out the pickup, silverado and the impala. she'll replace current ceo dan ackerson. >> i've worked at general motors for 33 years. i've always known it's great company. the men and women are so dedicated and i believe we have truly the best team on the feel. it's an honor to lead this team.
>> barra will take over the company on january 15th. asian stocks were sent low your. tokyo's nikkei lost half a percent. hong kong's hang seng dropped more than 1%. and you know who they are. that's charlie rose, norah ringing the close bell at the new york stock exchange tuesday. the co-hosts are celebrating "cbs this morning's" 500th show and its upcoming second anniversary. investors are looking to cash in on some of this year's big gains. the dow splits tuesday dropping 52 points finishing below 15,000. the nasdaq dropped 8 points. >> pizza giant digiorno and its supplier have cut supplies with a farm in wisconsin over animal abuse. a warning that the video is quite disturbing. it shoes workers at the wise
brothers farm beating, kicking, and even stabbing the cows. two have been fired. the farm's owner says he's making sure this never happens again. uruguay is about to become the first company in the world to legalize marijuana. the senate lead as bill tuesday that lets the government control all access of pot from seeds to smoke. officials say it's an attempt to control addiction and drug violence. uruguay's president still has to sign the bill. and someone in florida has a serious sweet tooth. they stole a truck full of hersh hershey's chocolate. it's worth about $120,000. officials say someone entered a secure area on tuesday and made off with the goodies. sol far no sign of the truck or the chocolate. but, anne-marie, what are you going do with a truck full of chocolate? >> i guess there's a lot of holiday parties around. if someone's secret santa is handing out way too many chocolates, be suspicious. >> apparently. >> wendy gillette at the new york stock exchange. thank you, whendwendy. straight ahead, your wednesday morning weather, and snow survivors. a family and their young children are found alive after days of being stranded in the
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at least 22 officers opened fire on the suspect's car. police say about an hour earlier this man tried to rob a drugstore. he held a gun to an employee's head. she is okay, but the suspect got away and stole a cop car. he was spotted a short time later with a person inside another car. both of them died in the shoot-out. three officers were wounded and a fourth injured. a miracle in the frozen mountains of nevada. the family of six that had been missing since sunday have been found alive. rescuers picked up a faint cell phone signal and used that to find them in a remote area north of reno. and as bigad shaban tells us, faith and survival skills helped greet the family alive. >> reporter: cheers greeted the balance carrying the four young children and two adults who were rescued from the icy mountains of northern nevada. about 200 people worked to find them after they failed to return home on sunday.
ultimately it was a family friend, chris montes, who spotted the group. >> it was a huge relief. i was expecting the worst. when i came around the corner and i counted all six of them standing there nice and warm. >> reporter: on sunday james glanton and his girlfriend christina mack i tee took their two young chirp and niece and nephew to play in the snow in lovelock, about a hundred miles east of nevada. their jeep flipped over. >> reporter: the family built a camp pyre near their car to avoid frostbite as the temperatures dipped to below 16 degrees below zero. >> jay was heating up rocks and bringing them in the car to keep them weep. >> reporter: it brought the town's sheriff to tears. >> it was the work of a lot of people in the community. >> reporter: friends say the family never lost faith that
someone would find them. all six are expected to make a full recovery. bigad shaban, cbs news. when we return, comet collision. details on an unprecedented operation in outer space. and in sports, beast of the east. the two best teams in the nba's eastern conference meet in a possible playoff preview. eastern conference beat an impossible play offpreview. ♪ 9 hailstorms pounding ♪ 5 mysteriously heavy holiday fruitcakes ♪ ♪ 4 actual tree houses ♪ 3 blackouts ♪ 2 weird to mention ♪ and a roaming horde of carolers ♪ ♪ with my exact same route [ female announcer ] no one delivers the holidays like the u.s. postal service. priority mail flat rate is more reliable than ever. and with improved tracking up to 11 scans you can even watch us get it there.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., mostly sunny today. atlanta, partly sunny. mostly sunny in st. louis. sunshine in denver. and seattle, cloudy, a high of 43. this sounds like it's straight out of a bruce willis movie. the european space agency says it's going to land an unmanned space probe on a comet, kind of like leaping from one speeding car to another. scientists have been planning
the tricky mission for almost a decade and they say they hope to get a better idea of what comets are made of. and in the sky over arizona tuesday night, a bright light. it appears to be a meteor and could be seen from tucson to vegas. many people also reported hearing a big explosion. one expert believes it could be part of a germinid meteor shower. in sports now, a possible playoff preview in the nba as the two best teams in the east meet for the first time this year. indiana hosting miami. the heat are outdone by the pacers, 3-2. roy hibbert scores 24 points and paul george finishes with 17. a rally of a 94-82 win. pacers' coach frank vogel downplaying the significance of the win >> i can't even wrap my mind around the importance of it other than, you know, we're a step closer to our goal. you know, these statement wins are for -- or, you know, the term "statement win" is for you guys to write about, not for me to talk about.
>> the pacers improved to 19-3 with the win. indiana lost to miami in a seven-game playoff series last season. kobe bryant playing in just his second game since returning from an achilles injury. the lakers star making an early statement against phoenix. bryant drives and dunks for the first time since his injury, but twins marcus and marqise morris combine for 37 points as the suns down los angeles, 114-108. on the ice, washington capitals' star alex ovechkin completes a hat trick when he scores his third goal of the game in the second period. but the caps trailing tampa bay in the last minute ovechkin saves his best for last. >> occupying a couple of caps, joined by thompson. around to oh ovechkin skin. he scores! >> ovechkin's fourth goal ties the game at 5-5.
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at tuesday's memorial for nelson mandela, a simple greeting touched off a political firestorm. it happened when president obama shook hands with cuba's raul castro. as elliott rodriguez reports, many are criticizing the gesture and what it might suggest for relations between the two countries. >> reporter: the president was making his way to the stands of the soccer stadium when the first person he greets is cuban leader raul castro. he then kisses on both cheeks brazil's president before moving on and greeting other dignitaries at the funeral. in miami's little havana, the handshake with castro did not go down well with cuban coffee. >> for nobody is a see crete that obama is a good friend of castro.
you see it now. they shook hands. >> we don't accept the reconciliation between a criminal and a president of the united states. >> reporter: the handshake was criticized by florida senator marko rubio who said, quote, if the president was going to shake his hand, he should have asked him about those basic freedoms mandela was associated with that are denied in cuba. miami congresswoman had even harsher words. >> when the lead over the free won't shakes the bloody hand of a leader like castro it becomes al propaganda coup for the tyrant. >> reporter: it's not first time a presidential greeting has come under the microscope. president clinton shook hands with fidel castro back in 2000. in 2009 president obama raised eyebrows by greeting hugo chavez. he says the greetings should not be seen as a sign that u.s./cuba relations are warming.
in other words, the handshake is just a handshake. >> the south africans, first of all, are controlling the event while castro is the head of government, and it would have been very difficult to try to position and really would have been the news if the president handlers would have insisted that fidel castro sit somewhere else and that would have been the news. >> reporter: elliott rodriguez, cbs news, miami. and president obama is getting backlash for another controversy at the mandela memorial when he posed for a self i have. the president leaned for a photo with british prime minister david camm ron and day is in prime minister hellie thornton schmidt. some consider funeral selfies a big faux pas. coming up on "cbs this morning," a closer look at mary barra and how waiter mace be replaced by machines at your
>> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, december 11. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 4:30. it could be me, but i think it's getting a little warmer out there. >> just a bit. >> could you feel it? >> not asle cold, yeah, but we
still have some chilly valleys. freeze warning up in the interior valleys down to the 20s but remember yesterday we were down to the low 20s? some improvement this morning. 30s and 40s around the bay. maybe 60s. that would be nice. >> black ice causing some spinouts. we already have a traffic alert this one in san jose. two lanes are blocked northbound 85 approaching blossom hill so we are watching it. it is an overturn accident so it may be out there for a little while. >> thank you. protestors storming the city council meeting going head to head with the police demanding justice for 13-year- old andy lopez. kpix 5's andria borba was there as protestors brought the city council meeting to a standstill. reporter: it began at the santa rosa city council meeting