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what you care about, what matter matters,pursue that. forget the rest. >> brittney maynard, the death with dignity advocate who captivated millions stands by her decision taking her own life over the weekend. new details on the space launch disaster. they say the spacecraft broke apart in midair after part of the ship prematurely deployed. with control of the congress on the line candidates make their arguments to voter on the last day of campaigning before the midterm elections. all right, chi-town, let's do this, baby. awalk above the windy city without a net. daredevil nick wallenda makes a pair of tightrope walks between
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a pair of skyscrapers. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 3rd, 2014. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning the decision of aid to dying, we learned overnight that brittney maynard the terminal cancer patient who wam the face of the right to die movement chose to take a lethal dose of a drug over the weekend. >> i'll die upstairs in my bedroom that i share with my husband, with my mother and my husband by my side and pass peacefully with the music that i like in the background. >> that is how brittney maynard died on saturday. according to a statement from compassion and choices, a right to die-advocacy group, maynard passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends. last month she went public with
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her battle against brain cancer and her decision to die on her own terms. >> i can't even tell you the amount of relief it provides me to know that i don't have to die the way that it's been described to me that my brain tumor would take me. >> maynard and her husband move from california to oregon, one of four states allowing doctors to prescribe a lethal medication. last week after returning from a trip to the grand canyon she said she was considering postponing her suicide but her condition worsed. according to compassion and choices she was suffering from longer and more serious seedsures, pain, and stroke-like symptoms. >> when i pass, i hope my family is still proud of me in the choices i made. >> some medical ethics and religious groups are opposed to her decision. >> life is always precious, life always has meaning, life always has value, no matter what condition we find ourselves in.
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>> well, maynard left a final message thanking her friends and family and saying, quote, it is people who pause to appreciate life and give thanks who are happiest. if we change our thoughts, we change our world, love and peace to you all. federal investigators looking into the fatal crash of the version galactic spaceship says the ship broke apart when it deployed. the feathering system slows the trip down. dur friday's fight the tails moved before they should have. >> about nine seconds after the engine ignited the ta limbtry told us that the feathering parameters changed from locked to unlocked. >> the co-pilot who was killed unlocked the feather but it should have not moved until given a second command. the pilot survived.
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it's still not clear what caused the crash and the investigation will take months. now to the weather. the first bite of winter-like cold. a cold front pushed temperatures into the 30s over parts of the east. a warming trend is expected, but this morning freeze warnings are posted from florida to pennsylvania. it's noted in california yesterday the state was under a winter storm warning. some areas got 5 inches. it also snowed in columbia, south carolina. the unexpected snow backed up traffic for hours. up to a foot of snow fell in maichb. more than 100,000 customers lost power in the central and southern part of the state. the power company says it will take time to restore service in some areas. winter is seven weeks away. it's the last campaign push. republicans are confident they'll win the six seats they need to gain control of the senate. president obama made his final
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campaign swings yesterday hoping to rally the democratic faithful. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. democrats are battling to defend their senate majority. republicans are sounding more and more confident they can take those seats away from them and grab the majority back. the president was out this weekend trying to help the democrats but some of them may have preferred he stay at home. it's the last day of campaigning before voters take to the polls. president obama made his final campaign swing sunday for democratic hopeful tom wolf. >> i've got a simple message. we've got to vote. >> it was a different reaction in connecticut where the president was interrupted by people protesting his immigration policies. >> i just want to say because we now have like three folks, i am sympathetic to those who are concerned about immigration.
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>> president obama has been largely absent from the campaign trail this season. some incumbent democrats have been distancing themselves from the president who now has one of the lowest approval ratings of his presidency. >> as the president said his policies are on the ballot this year and these are people passing judgment on the obama administration. >> the focus of these midterms is control of congress. the gop needs to take six seats away from democrats to retake control of the senate. that doesn't mean democrats won't set up a fight. >> going in the varmgs we have are superior to the ones republicans having. >> on tuesday parties will be keeping an eye on nine key battleground states where races are close. now, the cbs battleground tracker does show that republicans have been poised to take control of the senate. large percentages of key groups that favor democrats, young voters and minority voters are expected to sit this one out.
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>> thank you, susan. you can watch tuesday night election coverage begins tomorrow at 10:00 p.m. eastern, 9:00 central. on his file stop at his campaign swing in philadelphia, president obama had to switch planes. the white house says there was a minor mechanical problem with the flap on the aircraft. the president returned to washington last night. now, kaci hickox, the nurse who fought maine's quarantine said she had no choice but to fight the quarantine. the judge ruled she can go out wherever she likes but hickox said she'll temper her travel. >> i understand the community has been through a lot in the past week and that i do apologize to them for that. i will not go into town into crowded public places. you know, i have had a few friends come visit me in my home and that's absolutely fantastic. >> hickox said she was fighting for the rights of other hemtd care workers f her 21 incubation
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period ends november 10th. billionaire bill gaits wants to end malaria in his lifetime. the microsoft co-founder said he'll increase his donations to fight the disease to more than 2$200 million a year. it kills people every day, most of them children in africa. and the united nations says action is needed now on the climate change. greenhouse emissions need to drop to zero this century. they say it's caused by humans burning fossil fuels. reducing emissions is the best chance to keep rising temperatures in check. the no-fly zone put into place over ferguson after the killing of michael brown was done to keep news helicopters away. protests exploded in ferguson days after brown's shooting by a white police officer. audio recordings obtained by the
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"associated press" shows the faa granted a request by police to put in place a no-fly zone. at the time police say the restrictions were needed for public safety. coming up on the "morning news," holiday cruise pays off. and later in sports, peyton versus brady, but it's another star quarterback who has the best day of them all. this is the "cbs morning news." ? ...can't handle the side effects? botox® treats symptoms of leaking, going too often, and the strong sudden need to go. ask your urologist if botox® can help calm your bladder. ...and reduce your daily leakage episodes. the effects of botox® may spread hours to weeks after injection, causing serious symptoms. alert your doctor right away as difficulty swallowing, speaking, breathing, eye problems, loss of bladder control... ...or muscle weakness can be a sign of a life-threatening condition. don't take botox® if you can't empty your bladder or can't or won't self- catheterize if needed or have a urinary tract infection, or uti.
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the lava flow on hawaii's big island has slowed down, at least for now. rain reduced the smoke from the hot lava. it stalled about 140 feet from the main road of a thousand people. 50 homes are set to evacuate if the lava flow gets any closer. a bahamas cruise turned into a halloween nightmare. the cruise ship was disabled friday when it hit something in the water. almost a thousand passenger, many of them americans were evacuated from the ship and taken to hotels in the bahamas. >> the lights went out, we were all eating, it was total chaos, and no one was able to know what was going on. >> we were stranded on an island for two days with no information, no food for 24 hours. >> the ship was leaning on its side when it returned to port in the bahamas. there were noes of injuries.
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>> on the "cbs moneywatch" gas prices begin to tank and a business own for business today. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. gas prices are at a four-year low. it dropped 33 cents in october. the average price for regular gas is now at 2 minneso$2.99 pe. that's due to lower crude oil as well as global demand and higher american production. here on wall street today investors will watch for sales and home building. after a volatile month the stocks are at an all time high. dow gained 347. the s&p 500 is also at a record after adding 45 points in october and the nasdaq gained 137 points over the course of the month. one world trade center in new york opens today. giant magazine editor conde nast
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will start moving in 175 workers today. it's a symbolic milestone after the 9/11. the company will object pied more than 100 square feet in these tallest buildinging in the united states. the thriller "night crawler" debuted in the top slot but only by a slim margin. it earned $10.9 million. and the horror movie board game also brought in $10 million. brad pitt's world war ii "fury" came in third with over $9 million. >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill. straight ahead, walk the line. millions watch as a performer walks blind folded 1 hund feet above the windy city. (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.
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nick roy lk wallenda finds in the record books after a pair of dizzy stunts above the windy city. >> all right, chi-town, let's do this, baby. >> reporter: nik wallenda worked without a net or harness 61 stories high. that's nearly 700 feet above the windy city sunday night. >> it's all about pushing myself to become better at what i do. hoping to inspire others to do better at what they do. >> reporter: he kissed his wife and kids before walking uphill on a wire the circumference of a penny. wind gusts hit 122 miles an hour as he walks from the iconic twin towers to the other side of the
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river. >> to god be the glory, amazing jesus. you kbies watching think i'm crazy, but this is what i was made for. >> reporter: 6 minutes and 52 seconds later he finished. i was feeling pretty good. >> then showing nerves of steal he raised the stakes even higher. >> reporter: wearing a blindfold he listened to his father direct him on a walk between the maria twin towers and then arrived 90 seconds later. >> there's no time for fear to enter into your mind. >> reporter: wallenda was imtim dated by the wind. >> reporter: wallenda set two world records sunday and he's already planning his next stunt bigad shaban, cbs news. >> i can't imagine what's next. after a fight a nascar race ends with punches thrown on pit row. but i did.
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forecast in some cities around the country. in sports the balance of power in the afc has shifted from denver to new england. sunday's matchup between the broncos and patriots and between payton and tom brady. thanks to a pair of touchdown passes from brady. he would throw two more tds in the second half as the patriots win 43-21. new england now holds the best record in the conference of 7-2. denver falls to 6-2. and another quarterback record fell in pittsburgh. steelers' ben roethlisberger
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remains on fire throwing six t.d. passes for a second consecutive week. 12 touchdowns over a two-game stretch. he passed for 340 yards as pittsburgh beat the baltimore ravens. fighting 30-mile-an-hour winds he won with an unofficial time of 2:10.59. it's his third marathon win in over 13 months and country women was the women's winner and jimmie johnson won the nascar race but sunday's race ended in the bit of a blaul. jeff gordon spun out in the last lap after hitting a car driven by keselowski. he was very angry and confronted keselowski on pit row. punches were thrown with everyone in the middle. both drivers face fines. what a mess. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning,"
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is up against the clock but none more so than one brave woman. steve hartman watched her in action. >> reporter: sunday afternoon in cincinnati, ohio, the mt. st. joseph women's basketball team took to the floor in their season opener. all eyes on starting forward who may just be the most devoted player this game has ever seen. >> number 22, lauryn hill. >> reporter: 19-year-old freshman lauryn hill was diagnosed with brain cancer about a year ago. from that moment to this her main goal has been to play in just one college basketball team. >> i wanted to wear the shoes
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and wear that jersey and feel like a superhero again because that's how i feel when i put on the jersey and that number. >> reporter: for weeks lauren has been waiting for and working for that team. for the last month she's been training with her team, getting up at 5:30 a.m., fighting back headaches defying her cancer. >> when i'm not there, i feelic let people down. >> reporter: lauren has weeks to live and here she is worried about letting other people down. >> why does that matter to you? >> because i love them. they're like my family and they keep me going. they make me see positives. >> reporter: but it took more than will to get lauren to this moment. because time was so short, the ncaa allowed mt. st. joseph to move their season opener up two weeks and they had to change the venue to accommodate all the
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people who wanted to support lauren. this arena seats 10,000 and it sold out. just checking into the game was accomplishment enough but coach dan benjamin didn't want to stop there. he had a special play designed. this mt. st. joe got the tip, they would try to double down on lauren, and as fate would have it, they got the tip. >> and lauren sets hire. high. the screen comes, the ball goes down to lauryn hill. and the lay upis a go. >> the with that lauryn hill checked out of the game. perfect example for any athlete who wants to go out on top. >> today haas been the best day i've ever had. >> reporter: steve hardman, cbs news, in cincinnati. >> remarkable young lady. well, coming up after your
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local news on "cbs this morning," the latest on the investigation into the investigation of the crash of the virgin galactic spaceship. we'll speak with virgin galactic owner branson. and best-selling author michael connelly joins us in the studio. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching, i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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. >> from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". and today's monday, november 3rd, good morning, i'm ukee washington. >> i'm erika von tiehl. stories we're following today, down to the wire, just one day before pennsylvania voters head to the polls with the race for governor at the top of the ballot. we're live with a look at how the candidates are drumming up last minute support. >> the eagles latest victory comes at a price. quarterback nick foles, side lined, with a injury, possibly gone for weeks, and he's not the only eagle who got hurt on sunday. >> and new this morning, flames erupt at a philadelphia home. the latest on the condition after victim who was returned to the hospital overnight. >> those stories and much more coming up in a just a bit. right now let's start with our forecast with katie in the weather center i'm hoping warming up a little bit from the weekends? >> this week'


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