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president obama makes another promise to fix the government's faulty health insurance website and apologizes to the millions of americans who have had their insurance policies canceled as a result of his health care overhaul. >> i am sorry that they're finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. a typhoon of historic proportions slams the philippines. the category 5 storm threatens millions of lives as it comes to shore. and the federal government finishes off artificial trans fats. the fda announces it's banning the fats in food because they are too dangerous to eat.
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captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 8th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie. president obama heads to louisiana today to talk about the economy and jobs, but yesterday he tried to dampen the growing furor over the botched rollout of his health care plan. specifically mr. obama apologized to the millions of americans who are losing their health care insurance policies. tara mergener is in washington with more. tara, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. the cancellation of insurance policies for millions of americans because of obama care may top the growing list of troubles with the affordable care act, sparking a mountain of criticism, trouble for democrats, and damaging the president's credibility. >> if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. >> for years the president has promised again and again that no one would be forced off an insurance plan they wanted to keep because of his health care
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law, but more than 3 million americans have gotten cancellation letters, and late yesterday the president apologized during an interview with nbc news. >> i am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me. we've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and that we're going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this. >> insurance policies that fall short of a new health care law zarnd are no longer valid. the president says his administration is looking at a range of options to help people whose insurance has been canceled. the white house says fewer than 5% of americans will be required to change their coverage, but that means about 50 million people. some 250,000 live in colorado. kathy wagner says she'll have to pay 25% more for the same coverage. >> i really just wanted him to know i was so hopeful that this
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plan was going to move us forward, but, in fact, i think it's moving us backward. >> the president said his administration wasn't as clear as it needed to be about health care reform. >> we are going to get this done. >> and the president dismissed charges he misled the american public and insisted he acted in good faith. anne-marie? >> tara mergener in washington. thank you, tara. well, this morning one of the strongest storms ever recorded ever to hit land is set to hit philippines. super typhoon haiyan made landfall and set off landslides, cut off power and communications. at least four deaths have been reported. millions have been forced to evacuate. cbs news weather consultant david bernard has more. >> this is truly a historic typhoon, category 5rks perhaps one of the most powerful storms
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on record ever to make landfall anywhere in the globe and if we take a look at haiyan today, this is the peak of winds sustained at 195 miles per hour. now, as we go over the next several hours we can see the typhoon this morning is moving across the philippines. the eye isn't quite as defined as it was before, so obviously from a storm that's about as strong as it can possibly get, it will gradually begin to weaken. it's still a category 5 but will begin to weaken as it crosses the philippines today, and over the next 24 to 36 hours, it could still be a major typhoon. in fact, the forecast is for another landfall perhaps in vietnam as a category 3 storm sometime during the day on saturday or saturday night. i'm david bernard, cbs news, miami. well, progress is reported on a deal to limit iran's nuclear program. secretary of state john kerry is expected in geneva today to join in the negotiations.
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kerry has been touring the middle east. before heading to switzerland, he stopped in israel. iran has been negotiating with six world powers on a deal to curtail some of its nuclear programs in exchange for an easing of stiff economic sanctions. kerry said iran must prove its nuclear activities are peaceful. and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu tweeted if the news from gentlemen eva is true, this is the deal of the century. netanyahu said he rejected the deal from geneva calling it a bad deal. israel has threatened to strike iran's facilities if diplomacy fails to shut them down. and the senate passed a bill working against discrimination of gays, bisexual, around transgender americans. the measure faces a tough time in the house. danielle nottingham reports. >> bill as amended is passed. >> reporter: democrats joined together on gay rights advocates
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in the making. >> we have said now nor more discrimination on the basis of your sexual orientation or your gender identity. it's a historic, historic occasi occasion in the united states. >> reporter: it makes it a crime for employers to discriminate against gay, bisexual, or transgender. >> a freedom of expression and religion. and i believe this bill violates that freedom. >> reporter: but the chances of the bill becoming law are slim. speaker john boehner has signaled he will not bring it up for a vote in the republican controlled house. speaker boehner says the law would open up businesses to frivolous lawsuits. conservative groups agree. >> when we talk about this kind of employment discrimination law, what we're talking about is the right to sue. >> reporter: if the bill dies in the house, gay rights organizations will put pressure on the president to issue an
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executive order barring federal contractors from anti-gay practices. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. reports of sexual assault in the military jumped dramatically last year. according to a defense department study, the number of reported assaults was up 46%, over 3,500 attacks. the study called the increase unprecedented. now, it's unclear if assaults are on the rise or if victims are more comfortable coming forward. coming up on the "morning news," the war on fat. the fed roll government plans to cut trans fat from the foods we eat. this is the "cbs morning news." the fed roll government plans to cut trans fat from the foods we eat. this is the "cbs morning news." [ man ] welcome to the camry thrill ride!
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lives. >> trans fats increase your risk for heart disease. it turns out that they elevate the so-called bad cholesterol, ldl. >> will this save lives and avoid heart attacks? >> this action will save lives. the cdc estimates that if we can reduce the levels of trans fat currently in the american diet, we can probably save about 7,000 people from preventable death and prevent about 20,000 heart attacks. >> trans fat is created by turning liquid vegetable oil into fat. processed food manufacturers use it because it extends the shelf life and improves the flavor of some food including snack foods such as microwave popcorn, crackers, and cookies. packaged soup, cakes, pies, and biscuits, stick marriage gins, vegetable shortenings, and frostings.
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some restaurants use trans fats in fried food. restaurants are doing little so far to resist the ban knowing they've been voluntarily reducing trans fats for years. in 2003 americans consumed more than 2.6 grams of fat a day. by 2012 it plummeted but the fda says there's no safe consumption. new york city banned the use of trans fats in restaurants seven years ago. more than a dozen other localities followed. in an interview for "cbs this morning," mayor michael bloomberg led the charge and said that even the restaurants are better off. >> they did not do what some people feared and that was to replace trans fats with something even worse. they replaced it with something that's better, and their business is better than ever. >> reporter: the fda commissioner told us it could take some time for this ban to go into effect because companies would have to come up with new recipes, but she wouldn't say how much time. chip reid, cbs news, washington. on the "cbs moneywatch,"
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twitter shares fly, and billions paid in fraudulent tax refunds. alexis christoforous is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, alexis. >> good morning, anne-marie. twitter made a debut. the twitter ipo closed its first day of trading right here on the new york stock exchange at $44.90 a share, nearly double the initial offering price of $26 a share, but most analysts don't expect twitter to become profitable until 2015 and still must prove to investors that it's worth the money. >> i think you have to look at any new company as a risk and any new tech company as probably a double risk. >> unlike facebook, the twitter ipo has appeared to have gone offer without a hitch. following yesterday's trading twitter's market value rose to $31 billion. although twitter's stock did well, the stock market pulled back from its record high. the dow jones industrial average
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dropped 152 points and the nasdaq fell 74. asian markets were lower ahead of an economic meeting by china's leaders this weekend. tokyo's nikkei fell 1%, a one-month low, and hong kong's hang seng dropped half a percent. the internal revenue service paid $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year. many of the refunds were sent overseas including 665 to a single address in lithuania. the good news, the irs stopped more than $12 billion in fraudulent refunds. and rubber ducky, you're the one. actually one of two inductees to the national toy hall of fame. the iconic bath toy was joined by the game of chess. they beat out ten other finalists including pacman and nerf toys. 23 experts vote for the winners. and, anne-marie, in case you didn't know, the first rubber ducky was not mentd for the bath at all. it didn't even float. >> really. what fun is that? >> i'm with you. >> all right. alexis christoforous at the new york stock exchange.
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thank you so much, alexis. >> sure. straight ahead, the friday morning weather and the latest on the miami dolphins investigation. we'll hear from the former teammate of the two players at the center of the turmoil. at the center of the turmoil. d e what they thought. i can't believe i don't smell any of this. febreze did a really great job. impressive. febreze air effects eliminates tough odors for good. febreze, breathe happy. colgate optic white dual action shines and whitens over 2 shades more than a leading whitening toothpaste. and whiten even more, with optic white mouthwash and the whole colgate optic white line. it's time... for aveeno® positively radiant face moisturizer. [ female announcer ] only aveeno® has an active naturals total soy formula that instantly brightens skin. and helps reduce the look of brown spots in just 4 weeks. for healthy radiant skin.
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time now for a check of the national forecast. weather conditions will improve in the pacific northwest after the region got pounded by a strong storm system. it will be windy across the corn belt with light rain and some snow from north dakota to wisconsin. most of the south will be dry and cooler and it will be mostly dry, cool, and windy across the northeast. jonathan martin's new attorney says the miami dolphins player left the team last week because of misconduct that went far beyond the usual hazing that younger nfl players often endure. the dolphins suspended defensive lineman richie incognito for allegedly sending threatening voice and text messages to martin, but many current and former teammates of both players have defended incognito. murtha was with the dolphins last year. >> there were instances, no question, he was heckled by richie.
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it was trying to get him to open up and become, you know, a man in a men's game. and then there would be, you know, some racially charged things that happened, but this is common throughout the nfl. every locker room has these things. i don't condone it. i don't partake in it. but it happens. >> the nfl is guiltying whether the coaches or officials knew of the treatment of martin. in an interview with "sports illustrated," murtha says the coaches are aware of hazing and sometimes call on players to be singled out. now, on the field last night the vikings hosted the redskins in minnesota. robert griffin iii throws. the vikings outscore washington 20-3 and go on to win 24-7. four of college football teams meeting on thursday night. for a second year in a row,
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stanford ruins a perfect season for oregon. number 6 stanford gets out to a 26-0 lead on the second-ranked ducks despite a late third. stanford wins, 26-20. and baylor stays undefeated. quarterback bryce petty accounts for five touchdowns as the fifth ranks bears beat number 12, oklahoma, 41-12. baylor is now 8-0 for the first time in school history. and when we return, new trouble for toronto's embattled mayor. a video of rob ford surfaces showing him in a violent rant. we'll have his explanation. we'll have his explanation. [ female announcer ] whether you're working like a dog or giving the dog a workout, find your balance™. every delicious balance bar® has 40-30-30 balanced nutrition to give you energy that lasts. balance bar®... have you found your balance™? [ dog barks ]
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., sunny. sunny in atlanta and st. louis as well. a high of 58 in st. louis. but denver, a mix of clouds.
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and seattle, cloudy. well, days after admitting he smoked crack while in office, toronto mayor rob ford is facing new calls to resign this morning. a newspaper posted a video of a rambling enraged ford threatened to murder someone. well, ford says he was drunk in the video and he's embarrassed by it, but he's resisting calls to step down. influential evangelist billy graham marked a milestone on thursday. as teresa garcia reports, hundreds of family and friends gathered in asheville, north carolina, to celebrate his birthday and his legacy. ♪ happy birthday to you >> reporter: the reverend billy graham celebrated his 95th birthday in familiar places thursday, both in his home state of north carolina and at the center of attention. >> happy birthday, billy graham. we love you. we respect you.
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and we thank you, all of us, from the bottom of our hearts. >> reporter: about 700 guests attended a party for the spiritual leader who has counseled poor people and presidents alike. while age and illness have weakened his body, graham's spirit was strong. it was featured in his new film "my hope america" shown at the party and followers around the world by television. the evening was long on faith and hope, but as graham's son said, short on ceremony. betty's 95, so he doesn't plan to stay here a long time. >> the film is characterized as graham's final sermon, but the evangelical mission that bears his name continues the outreach around the world. teresa garcia, cbs news. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we'll have the latest on the historic typhoon striking the philippines, and bill o'reilly
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4 minutes before 5:00 on this friday morning. you're waking up to stars and colder temperatures. marty is over at first warning weather. no question about it. let's take a look at how this day is going to square away. we're seeing 37 degrees right now on tv hill. we'll look at the difference in 24 hours. i'm going to bet it's 12 to 15 degrees. 54 at lunch going to a high of 57. here's what we have our eye on today, maryland public school students growing above the averages. congressman dutch ruppersberger said he's leaning
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against running for governor. the long time elected official said he's yet to make a final decision. the towson university basketball tigers will tip off their regular season at home tonight. it's the first in the school's new arena. already in the news this morning, police launch raids across the city targeting gangs. we'll tell you what they found. a nationwide ban on transfats in foods. why it will save thousands of highs. a big day for twitter on wall street. the details and more on what's next for that a company. more news first warning weather and your,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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