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campus shooting. at least three people are wounded and a gunman is shot dead by police after opening fire in the main library at florida state university. buffalo gets ready for round two. another blast of lake-effect snow could bury the city under a total of more than eight feet of snow. in a move that promises to stoke partisan fires, president obama will go around congress and announce executive actions on immigration today. and the controversy surrounding bill cosby deepens. the entertainment world begins to turn away from the legendary comedian and now we're hearing from cosby on the scandal for the first time. >> we don't -- i don't talk about it. captioning funded by cbs
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captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 20th, 2014. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, overnight a gunman opened fire on the campus of florida state university. multiple shots were fired in the school library at the heart of the tallahassee campus. at least three people were wounded. video appears to show police communicating with people still in the library. >> we have a shooting in the library. stay where you are. we'll be coming to get you more clearing and take care of everybody. >> james buechelly of our tallahassee station wctv joins us on the phone. what's the latest on the situation? >> reporter: i'm here on the campus of fs unh there are literally hundreds of students being taken next door.
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they're now allowed to go backes in and grab any possessions that they left. three people have been sent to the hospital. at one point he shot at the campus p.d. they returned fire. we don't know who the suspect is. the latest, at least three people in the hospital for injuries. we talked with a lot of students. they said they heard noises, what they didn't think were gunshots ended up being gunshots, but there are still hundreds of students in there. very busy time, middle of the week. the point is three people are recovered from their injuries. >> what's going on on campus now? what are students doing. >> reporter: right now they were taken to a building directly next to the library as they were being questioned by police about what they saw. they are letting the hundreds of students back into the library to grab any of their belongings. it's still very active. there's still plenty of police, fire trucks around, places taped
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off. but right now the students are being let back in to grab any kind of stuff that they left inside the library before being moved to fwilding next to it. >> all right. wctv's james buechele. thanks a lot, james. another round of lake-effect snow is pounding the area. buffalo is already buried by as much as 5 1/2 feet of paralyzing snow. by this evening another three feet may be on the ground. at least seven deaths are blamed on the storm. alison harmelin is in batavia, new york. alison, good morning. good morning, anne-marie. so we're in batavia, which is about 40 miles east of downtown buffalo. there's been so much snow here that just as the residents began digging out earlier today, the snow started up all again. in western new york it's deja vu all over again as heavy snow
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continued to pound the region overnight. the paralyzing lake-effect system dumped close to 6 feet of snow yesterday trapping many people inside their homes and cars. bethany went into labor and was stranded while trying to get to the hospital. desperate fehr help, her husband jared ran to a buffalo fire lieutenant who then recruited a nurse to help deliver the baby right there in the firehouse. >> they helped me get in the right position, and two pushes and out she came. >> reporter: about 140 miles of the new york state throughway leading to buffalo remains closed in both directions. governor andrew cuomo declared a state of emergency. national guard troops were even deployed to help but some drivers remain angry. >> the troopers do their job. the d.o.t., they need to improve on their plan of attack for snowstorms. >> reporter: during the break,
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many residents east of lancaster stocked up on supplies. >> essentials. milk, juice, and beer. >> reporter: and dug out from snow drifts taller than their homes. this second phase of the storm system is expected to drop as much as three more feet of snow in some places. now, the buffalo bills are set to host the new york jets on sunday in an nfl game, and if you can believe this, there are some 220,000 tons of snow in the stadium, so the bills have asked their fans to help out and dig out, and they're offer 10g an hour and tickets to the game. anne-marie? >> yeah, but how are the fans going to get there? alison harmelin in new york. thanks a lot, alison. lake-effect snow is hitting michigan hard. temperatures are in the teens. nearly 2 feet is already on the ground and another foot is expected by tomorrow. but tonight president obama will outline plans to protect
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millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. as expected his decision to issue an executive order bypassing congress has set off a political firestorm. the white house released this photo of the president working on his speech. he'll officially sign the executive order tomorrow. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. the president briefed key democratic lawmakers at the white house last night about this. he has often said he would not wait for congress to overhaul the immigration system. now he is set to announce some of the most sweeping changes to immigration policy in decades. >> everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. unfortunately washington has allowed the problem to fester for too long. >> in a video announcement posted on the internet, the president previewed his action. >> and so what i'm going to be laying out is the things i can do with my lawful authority as president to make the system work better, even as i continue to work with congress and encourage them to get a bipartisan comprehensive bill that can solve the entire
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problem. >> the president's plan will shield immigrants from deportation, both adults and children. it would affect parents of illegal children and so called dreamers, young undocumented who entered as minors. none would be entitled to federal benefits including health care. republican lawmakers are furious calling the action unconstitutional. >> failing to get your way in congress doesn't mean the president can simply override the congress with the stroke of his pen. >> in a written statement an aide to house speaker john boehner called the president emperor obama and said the president will ruin the chances for congressional action on this issue and many others. some republican lawmakers want to hold up government funding when it runs out of money next month, but for now the gop says they have no plans to shut down the government.
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now, the senate did pass legislation reform last year, but it never made it through the republican controlled house. tomorrow president obama heads to las vegas. he'll sign the executive order and he'll speak at a high school where he spoke last year. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. coming up on the "morning news" now, it appears the first candidate enters the race for the white house in 2016. plus, bill cosby reacts to sexual assault allegations in an interview. and later, a safety alert for minivans. this is the "cbs morning news." alert for minivans. this is the "cbs morning news." it can be hard to get air out, which can make it hard to get air in. so i talked to my doctor. she said... doctor: symbicort could help you breathe better, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. symbicort helps provide significant improvement of your lung function. symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis
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bill cosby is facing new fallout over the growing list of rape allegations. nbc is dropping plans to work with him, and cable channel pulled reruns of his show. bigad shaban has reactions to the comedian on new accusations in a newly released tape. >> reporter: bill cosby had this to say to the "associated press" earlier this month. >> there is no comment about that. and i'll tell you why. i think you were told. i don't want to compromise your integrity, but we don't -- i don't talk about it. >> reporter: but as the interview wound down, he asked the interviewer not to air his response.
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>> and i would appreciate it if it was settled. >> reporter: cosby has not commented since. the website for the cable channel tvland removed all references to "the cosby show" on wednesday. the show's star is facing new allegations of sexual assault and rape. some of the claims are decades-old but they're getting fresh attention after comedian hannibal burris referred to it last month. several women have stepped forward to say that cosby raped them. former model janice dickinson told entertainment tonight that cosby raped her 30 years ago. >> i woke up with no pajamas on and realized i had been sexually assaulted by this man. >> reporter: he faced sexual assault lawsuit in 2005 and 12 women offered to testify that
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they, too, had been assaulted, but the case was settled out of court. in 2006 barbara bowman told cbs philadelphia cosby drugged and raped her more than two decades earlier. >> i feel that my trust was completely taken advantage of and abused. >> reporter: bigad shaban, cbs news, los angeles. the 2016 presidential race has its first official contender this morning. former virginia senator jim webb has launched an exploratory campaign. he is the first candidate in either party to take a step. the democrats sent an e-mail to supporter overnight. webb is a vietnam veteran who served one term in the senate. an iowa man who had weapons near the white house is in custody this morning. 41-year-old r.j.kapheim approached uniformed secret service officers wednesday. he told them someone had sent him to the white house. they searched his car parked nearby and discovered a hunting rifle, ammunition, and a knife. he's charged with illegal firearms possession. and more americans are taking a pass on the black
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friday experience. ba says only 28% plan to shop the day after thanksgiving, and only one in four plan to buy online the following monday. the survey finds millennials, those 18 to 19 years old are most likely to shop in stores on black friday. straight ahead, dangerous toys. we'll show you which toys to stay away from this holiday season. details in "moneywatch." neywatch." ...we're going to need you on the runway. (vo) don't let a severe cold hold you back. sir? (vo) theraflu starts to get to work in your body in just 5 minutes. (vo) theraflu breaks you free from your worst cold and flu symptoms. (vo) theraflu. serious power. give a journey. give a new perspective.
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good morning, anne-marie. the senate holds a hearing today on the massive recall on the defective airbags. they're manufactured by the japanese manufacturer takata. they could potentially explode and send shards into passengers. at least five deaths have been linked to the defective airbags and officials will testify. here on wall street stocks are looking to rebound after closing low for the first time this week. the dow slipped 2 points, the s&p 500 lost 3 points and the nasdaq was down 7. some changes at jetblue. next year jetblue is creating three ticket classes. passengers flying the cheapest seats will be charged for checking bags. passengers buying the more expensive bags will get at least one free checked bag, and jetblue is adding some 15 seats to some of its planes, which means less leg room. as the holiday shopping season gets into full swing, a consumer watchdog group revealed
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the list of the worst toys. the list includes the catapencil which includes a slingshot and a rocket launcher. it represents typical dangers like small detachable parts, strings, projectiles, and misleading instructions. you can see the entire list of unsafe toys on and the dolls some are calling the normal barbie is making its debut. the lammily doll is a shorter broader version of barbie. she has the same body proportions of a typical woman according to the cdc. a sticker accessory pack is available featuring acne, the designer nikolay lamm said he wanted to create a doll that looked like a natural woman.
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raise tuition. students will continue protesting.. e final decision will be made today. the library at florida state university was packed with students studying for finals early this morning.. when a gunman opened fire. three people were rushed to the hospital. and bay area- based sephoras slapped with a lawsuit. whye say the makeup giant discriminated against asian join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:3 good morning. it's,,,,
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. minivans are a popular choice for families because of their size and reputation for safety, but new crash tests reveal a hidden danger in some with potentially devastating results. wendy gillette reports. >> reporter: judy is running her usual errands, loading her 9-month-old niece into her dodge caravan. >> when we looked everything up, it had a pretty safe rating. >> reporter: the insurance institute for highway safety had looked at many vans including the caravan and its twin town and country.
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both performed poorly in front overlap vehicle crashes. that's when it collides with another vehicle or the front end of a tree. the front of the van caved in pinning the dummy. the nissan quest was rated the worst performer. >> we didn't expect to find vehicles that collapsed quite so completely as the quest. >> the quest seen here on the bottom sustained much more damage than the overall pick, the honda odyssey. the 2015 toyota sienna got high marks as well. the indianapolis substitute says the minivan offers good protection in other types of crashes because of their large size and weight. but the effects may affect her decision when she buys a newer minivan. the institute says minivans normally perform poorly because of their wide body on a narrow platform.
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coming up on the "cbs this morning," we'll go to buffalo for the latest on the snow. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." , on the "cbs this morning," we'll go to buffalo for the latest on the snow. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." sir, we're going to need you on the runway. (vo) theraflu starts to get to work in your body in just 5 minutes. (vo) theraflu breaks you free from your worst cold and flu symptoms. (vo) theraflu. serious power. ring ring! progresso! i can't believe i'm eating bacon and rich creamy cheese before my sister's wedding well it's only 100 calories, so you'll be ready for that dress uh-huh...
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a massachusetts town stamped out a proposed ban on tobacco sales. the westminster board of health voted wednesday to scrap the idea a week after a rowdy public hearing. the total prohibition would have been the first in the country. it was strongly opposed by the tobacco industry, and some residents said personal freedom would be curbed. every year across america postal workers complete their job but in one midwest town they turned into heroes. vinita nair reports. >> reporter: christy has been delivering mail in east peoria, illinois, for 23 years, almost a decade along this same route. for the most part she says every day is like every other except for one day last year.
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she was pulling into the post office parking lot when she saw an older man taking a young boy behind the shed. what was the gut instinct you had that something was wrong? >> the boy was telling me something by the look on his face. he was telling me something is not right. >> reporter: so she went inside and got her supervisor to come out. >> well, they were walking behind the shed and they stopped behind the shed, so i asked him, are you okay, and he just shook his head like this. and i asked him if he wanted to stay with me, and he did this. >> reporter: pence-bailey took the boy's arm and pulled him away and then she asked if anyone had a cellphone. >> as he started he walked between the two buildings, i got my phone out and snapped a couple photos of him real fast. >> reporter: this photo taken by mail carrier steve plunkett as the man was running away allowed police to take this one.
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it turns out 52-year-old teddy myer was a registered sexiest offender. this surveillance video less than an hour before the abduction shows him approaching a group of students at a nearby school. police say it wasn't the first time he had tried to take a child. he's now serving a life sentence. recently the mail carriers got a national award recognizing their heroism. but it was something else that came to them in the mail that meant a whole lot more. >> the grandmother sent us a really nice card. >> what did the card say? >> just thanks for being there. sorry. >> reporter: being there for someone you've never met. it's a message worth delivering. vinita nair, cbs news, east peoria, illinois. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we will go to buffalo, new york, for the latest on the historic snow and get your forecast. plus charlie talks with
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defense secretary chuck hagel on the offense that u.s. air strikes are having on the syrian government. and bob dylan's new basement tape, lost lyrics brought to life 50 years later. that's the "cbs morning new" for this thursday, thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's thursday, november 20. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 4:30. we're all going to wake up
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together today, aren't we, kids? >> why not. >> we are just getting rolling. we have cold showers coming our way again. it looks like storm number 2 is on the way. you can see it just off the coastline. and we are getting ready for a weekend storm, too, more on that coming up. >> they just keep on coming. here's a live look at fog this morning. we have a dense fog advisory for the bay bridge. it's the only one out there now. but i hit a lot of fog coming into work this morning. >> so did i. >> it may slow you down. >> a little misty, yeah. and there's roadwork still out there as well approaching the fremont street exit so we'll have more coming up. >> thank you. some breaking news now from tallahassee, florida. three people were wounded when a gunman opened fire inside a library at florida state university overnight. >> don champion reports, campus police killed the suspected shooter. >> there has been a shooting in the library. >> reporter: video recorded by a student shows the moments after a gunman opened fire


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