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mcqueary talks. the witness at the center of the penn state scandal speaks to cbs news when plenty of questions remain. australian visit. arriving down under. president obama announces an expanded u.s. military presence, countering moves by china. and victory number 903. >> mike krzyzewski has set the record in men's division i basketball. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, november 16th, 2011. good morning, everybody. appreciate you joining us. good to see you this morning. i'm terrell brown. it turns out the former graduate assistant mike mcqueary wrote an e-mail to a friend last week that seems to leave his grand jury testimony in doubt.
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in that e-mail obtained by the associate press, mcqueary says when he saw jerry sandusky sex abusing a young point he, quote, made sure it stopped and then had discussions with police. those are things mcqueary never told the grand jury. sandusky has been charged of abusing eight boys, but more victims are coming forward. armen keteyian has more. >> reporter: from the moment the sexual abuse controversy erupted, assistant coach mike mcqueary has been out of sight and hasn't spoken. he is a key witness because it was mcqueary who told the grand jury in 2002 he had seen the former coach jerry sandusky rape a boy as young as 10 years in the locker room shower. he spoke for the first time since the scandal broke. do you have any idea when you think you might be ready to talk? >> this process has to play out. i just don't have anything else to say. >> reporter: okay.
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then just one last thing. just describe your emotions right now. >> all over the place. just kind of shaken. >> reporter: crazy? >> crazy. >> reporter: you said what, like a? >> snow globe. >> reporter: like a snow globe? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: last friday, mcqueary was placed on indefinite administrative leave by penn state keeping him away from saturday's game, in part, over concerns of his safety. >> i have horsed around with kids. i have showered after workouts. i have hugged them and i have touched their leg, without intent of sexual contact. >> reporter: a pennsylvania attorney who represents one of the alleged victims said his client was extremely disappointed by the interview and it was 100% false. armen keteyian, cbs news, state college, pennsylvania. now to a mystery at the white house.
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the secret service is investigating a shooting accident that damaged a window in the presidential mansion. the investigation was launched yesterday after two bullets were found. one in the damaged window. the other nearby. president obama was in hawaii so he was never in any danger. last friday, an ak-47 assault rifle was found near the white house following reports of gunfire. police are hunting for a suspect in that incident which may or may not be linked to the bullets that were found yesterday. this morning, the president is in australia. he was officially welcomed at the australian parliament with a 21-gun salute. mr. obama announced an agreement with australia to expand the u.s. military presence there starting next year. >> this rotational deployment is significant because what it allows us to do is to not only build capacity and cooperation between our two countries, but it also allows us to meet the demands of a lot of partners in the region. >> mr. obama will address the australian parliament tomorrow.
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campaign 2012, the republican presidential race just got a little tighter. it shows four candidates nearly tied for the lead in iowa. the state holds its caucuses in january. we go now to susan mcginnis in washington with more. susan, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. >> reporter: we have had candidates survive scandal and flip-flops and flubs, and now with a surprising come back from behind of newt gingrich, when it comes to iowa and the republican nomination, it is still anybody's guess who gets it. the republican candidates are hitting the campaign trail hard, especially in iowa, where the first caucus is just seven weeks away. a new poll of likely iowa voters shows a tight race with four men near the top. herman cain still holds the lead, despite accusations of sexual harassment and several missteps when answering foreign policy questions. >> i have never had high elected office. >> reporter: cain is trying to convince voters that his background as a ceo gives him an
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advantage over his competitors. >> politicians will propose things that they believe they can pass. businessmen propose ideas to fix the problem. >> reporter: but the politicians running against cain have been catching up with him in the polls, including former speaker of the house, newt gingrich. gingrich's campaign was all but written off in the spring when top members of his staff resigned, but he has managed a comeback, thanks to several promising debate performances. >> it's newt momentum and everybody is talking about newt at this point. >> reporter: that is helping him raise money. since october 1st, his campaign has taken in $3 million. raising money has never been a problem for millionaire mitt romney, and congressman ron paul has a passionate base in iowa, which means for now, the race is wide open, especially with 60% of voters who have picked a candidate saying they could still change their mind.
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now gingrich has a lot riding on iowa. he is opening several offices there right now with this renewed gingrich in the spotlight. terrell, we can certainly expect to hear more about his past behavior. >> oh, boy. the race is just getting going here. susan mcginnis in washington, susan, thank you. a tense confrontation between riot police and occupy wall street protesters overnight in seattle. police shot pepper spray to try to disperse the unruly crowd. protesters tried to block intersection u.s. during rush hour yesterday. at least six people were arrested. here in new york, occupy wall street protesters are back in zuccotti, park one day after forced to o leave, but no longer that their tents or camping gear. >> reporter: occupy wall street protesters filed back into zuccotti park tuesday evening, each allowed to bring only a small bag. >> i am close to tears being back in this place. i did not think it would happen this quickly. >> whether we have a tent or not is, i believe, irrelevant. >> reporter: a state supreme
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court justice cited with the city saying it doesn't entitle them to camp out in a public park indefinitely. >> it's another curb fall. they take our space, we will just move inside. >> if you refuse to immediately remove your property from the park o refuse to leave the park, you will be subject to arrest. >> reporter: police cleared out protesters early tuesday morning, arresting more than 200 people in the process. the park was then scrubbed clean. mayor mike bloomberg said his decision to evict was based on health and safety concerns. >> protesters have had two months to occupy the park with tents and sleeping bags. now they will have to occupy the space with the power of their arguments. >> every time they -- they pull something like this, we just gain more support. >> reporter: the park is once again packed with protesters. many say the eviction only gives them new resolve to grow their movement against corporate greed and economic inequality.
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police officers are keeping a close eye on the park. >> everything we started here today doesn't end in this space. it moves from this space. >> reporter: a major demonstration is planned for thursday to mark the two-month anniversary of the occupy wall street movement. at about the same time, more protests began at the university of california at berkeley. police shot a man on the campus. police say he was inside the business school and took a gun out of his backpack. no word on his condition this morning. police say the incident was not connected with the wall street protests. cbs "moneywatch" time now on a wednesday. stocks in asia took more losses today. ashley morrison here in new york with that and more. >> a down day for the asian markets. tokyo's nikkei lost nearly 1% and honk kong's hang seng down about 2%. wall street is coming off a day of large swings and modest gains. dow rose 0.1 of a percent and the nasdaq added just more than 1%. the u.s. economy shows signs of picking up in the fourth quarter. retail sales increased half a percent last month.
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that is the fifth straight monthly gain. in europe, battling to deal with its debt woes, italy is expected to unveil its new cabinet. new italian premiere mario monti government must get his country to agree to painful economic reforms. and new greek prime minister so-called national unity government is already split over the new austerity measures. e-mail it taking a toll on the postal service. the postal service says it has lost more than $5 billion in the past year, and expects losses to accelerate in 2012. postmaster general patrick donohoe wants congress to give the service a reprieve on a big health benefit payment due friday. in canada, paying with plastic has taken on a whole new meaning. the canadian central bank has introduced a plastic 100 dollar bill. it's thin, it's shiny, recyclable and almost impossible to tear.
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other denominations will be introduced soon. if they come our way, i'll just have a wallet full of plastic. >> we will take it. with plastic, so much to making it rain, ashley. you can throw it and watch it come down with paper and it's not happening. >> it's not the same. >> not that i could do it anyway. ashley morrison in new york, appreciate it. thank you so much. just ahead on the "morning news," a fresh crew for the international space station and unrest continues to grow in syria and neighboring countries are criticizing the syrian leader. but first, scott pelley with a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." a vaccine that may not only treat cancer, but prevent the disease from ever occurring. we will show you the ground-breaking treatment that is targeting cancer and giving new hope to patients, tonight on the "cbs evening news."
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russia soyuz capsule docking with the international space station. nasa restaurant dan burbank is on board. he'll take command of the station and spend the next four months in orbit. defectors from syria's army say they are attacking military positions near damascus today, after dozens of protesters were killed in one of the bloodiest days since the uprising began eight months ago. elizabeth palmer reports. >> reporter: the cell phone may be shaky but it reports to show syrian soldiers and government thugs shooting opposition protesters who want democratic reforms. more than 3,500 of them killed since march, according to the united nations. syria's neighbors reluctant to criticize an arab ally insisting this violence must stop. turkish prime minister is the most outspoken.
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those who fire shots at their own people, he said, will go down in history as leaders who feed on blood. in washington, u.s. state department spokesman mark toner said syria's isolation is deepening. >> the drum beat of international pressure is increasing. >> reporter: the pressure is increasing inside syria, too. thousands marched in a funeral procession for six victims said to be killed by forces. it's a sign it is heading for war. lone soldiers began announcing their defections from the syrian army in the summer. now whole groups are doing it and turning their guns and military know-how against assad's regime. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. coming up on this wednesday, we will have your weather forecast. in sports, a record-setting win for duke's coach k. >> has set the record in men's
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will see some snow showers. most of the west coast is clear but storm clouds are rolling into the north. later today, southeast can expect severe weather from the carolinas to the gulf coast. the northern plains will get a blast of cold air in the 20s and 30s, along with snow showers. a new storm system moving into the northwest will bring rain snous showers and melting snow. in sports this morning, duke coach mike krzyzewski, coach k as he is known to his players, is now the all-time winningest men's coach in ncaa division i basketball. at new york's madison square garden last night, sixth ranked duke beat michigan state 74-49. the win was number 903 for krzyzewski. it put him ahead of his own college coach and mentor bob knight who was there to join the celebration. >> knight put me in this position. without him, it's a moment shared and i know he is very proud and i'm very proud to have been somebody who has worked under him and studied him and tried to be like him.
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>> for duke, it was the third straight win to open the season. in pro basketball, things aren't looking too good. locked out players have filed anti-trust lawsuits against the nba. the players action moves the labor dispute to the courts. lead commissioner david stern says the entire season is now in jeopardy. the league has already canceled games through december 15th. in baseball, detroit right-hander justin verlander was the unanimous choice as the american league cy young winner. verlander was named first on all 28 ballots cast by baseball writers. he had 24 wins including a no-hitter along with a 2.4 e.r.a. and 250 strikeouts on the season when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. and the lost audiotapes from at this morning's top stories. and the lost audiotapes from the day jfk was assassinated.,,, 3q
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and hail. and possible tornadoes to alabama, georgia, and the carolinas. in the northern plains, they will get snow showers and temperatures in the 20s and 30s. here is another look at this morning's top stories. mike mcqueary, the witness at the heart of the penn state sexual abuse case, has spoken publicly since the scandal first broke but still questions on what he saw and what he did. president obama is in australia renewing ties with one of the america's closest allies. he opened the visit by announcing an expansion of the u.s. military presence down under. a counterway to china. some long lost tapes recorded the day president john kennedy was assassinated have surfaced. it includes tapes of his death in 1963. what you're about to hear is the white house situation room informing members of kennedy's cabinet about the tragedy as they and white house press
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secretary pierre sallinger were flying to japan. sallinger's name was wayside. >> wayside, wayside, a situation. i read from the ap bullet. kennedy apparently shot in head. he fell face down in back seat of car. blood was on his head. mrs. kennedy cried, "oh, no." and tried to hold up his head. the president and the governor were rushed to parkland hospital near the dallas trademark where kennedy was to have made a speech. over. >> the original reel-to-reel recordings are being sold for $500,000. in michigan, a sheriff's deputy rescued a deer in headlights literally. the dash cam video from last friday shows the deputy trying to coax the uninjured and seemingly stunned doe out of traffic. he finally had to pick it up and carry it to the side of the road. eventually, she ran into the woods. in other places where hunting happens, that may not have been the case. this morning, on "the early show," a move in congress prompted by a cbs news investigation to stop insider
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