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it is thursday, november 14th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." the official obama care numbers fall drastically short this morning. both parties are demanding answers. the mayor of the town flattened by typhoon haiyan tells his people to get out. seth doane is there with the rush to save millions. plus, a new scandal for the secret service. fbi insider john miller on a bullet, hotel room, and high-ranking supervisors in trouble. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90
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seconds. >> just another day in a series of mess-ups. you really can't even tell what's going on here. >> a reality check for obama care. >> 106,000 people made it through. >> the overall number needed by the end of march. >> if there weren't a number of people affected by this, i'd almost feel sorry for the white house. >> when the philippines near a week after typhoon haiyan struck, help still truckling in. >> the american aircraft "george washington" arrived this morning. >> it's more like survival of the fittest here. >> four marines were killed in southern california clearing a range of unexploded artillery at camp pendleton. >> the man with his guide dog was set to fly. he was kicked off the plane. 35 walked off with him.
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>> i had 35 people do the right thing, who got off and said no. >> an iceberg broke off. >> it measures 280 square miles. >> part of a vehicle was raised in sydney, australia, causing a lot of damage. >> next time you come face to face with an alligator, please don't feed it a hot dog from your mouth. >> put the gloves on and we'll see who the tough guys are. >> this is the biggest problem during the delays is you have time to think. >> mayor of toronto rob ford makes another shocking admission. >> have you purchased illegal drugs in the last two years? >> yes, i have. >> on "cbs this morning." >> at this point the only shocking allegation you can make about mayor ford is he was caught eating a salad. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. captioning funded by cbs
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welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning to you, charlie. we begin with the debate. big numbers and trouble over on care. president obama will meet with senate democrat behind closed doors. they will discuss the small number of americans who have signed up for health insurance under the affordable care act. >> those much anticipated numbers came out yesterday. in the first month, only about 26% of the people enrolled did. major garrett is at the white house. >> good morning, norah. obama care's ineptly designed website starved the program of hundreds of thousands of potential customers. not only did these enrollment numbers fall well short of expectations, they came with an
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unconventional definition. the administration said just over 106,000 americans signed up for obama care. some paid for an insurance policy while others put the plan in a virtual shopping basket. both are counted as fully enrolled. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell accused the white house of using, quote, enroll accounts. marko rubio called the numbers abysmal. about a third, less than 27,000, navigated successfully. the remainder, about 80,000, signed up on websites run by about 14 states and the district of columbia. this total falls far short of the nearly half a million customers the white house projected would sign up in obama care's first month. democrats grim ask s grimaced. >> we should be further ahead. >> reporter: republicans said, we told you so. >> i think they're an caution that the program, the affordable caring at which i really believe is the unaffordable care act is
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deeply flawed. >> reporter: on a conference call with reporters, human health and services kathleen e sebelius spoke with them. >> today we're confident we're on track to achieve that. if that changes, we will certainly let you know. >> reporter: under questioning from south carolina republican trey gowdy, the white house todd park offers no guarantees. >> when will it be operational to your satisfaction? >> well, we have a goal that the team is pursuing with tremendous intensity. >> how many more weeks? i'm looking for a number. >> we're looking to have the site functioning by the end of this month. >> another rinkle, four times as many americans signed up entirely funded by the government have signed up for private insurance overtime that could affect the financial
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stability of the law. later today they'll meet with senate democrats. for the first time they announced they will open to a legislati legislative, not administrative fix. charlie and norah? >> thank you, major. with us, cbs political analyst john dickerson, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> let's begin with the numbers. what do they tell us and what do they not tell us? >> they're bad as everybody thought they would be and in a sense that's an old story. what the numbers don't tell us is the health of the website. if you look at the number of applications that came in through that federal system, a third came in on paper, sort of the old-fashioned way. some of these numbers as small as they are don't tell us anything about the health of the website and we don't know anything about whether if people are getting through the online system, that hand-off to the insurance company. secretary sebelius encouraged people to come back to the
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website because they think it's working much better now. that's either a sign of confidence or worrisome because people will come back and not have it work. >> john, even more worrisome are democrats in his own party who are in revolt. they're suggesting a number of fixes. are they going to abandon the president with these votes on capitol hill? >> it doesn't look like they're going to abandon him yet. here's what i can gather from my reporting on this. democrats, all of them, want to show that they're doing something. they can't just sit around and wait for the end of november when this website is supposed to get fix. and they're angry at the white house for two reasons. one, that the white house didn't listen in advance of the launch of the website and now the answers they're getting are not very fulfilling, so they're not abandoning the whole enterprise, but they have to show they're
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doing something, putting pressure on the white house or doing something that looks like they're fixing it because they can't just sit and hope for the best. >> what can they do, the white house, that they're not doing? >> well, they can do one of two things. you see a little movement on the question of legislative fix. a senior administration official told me this morning they're open to some kind of legislative fix. that in part because they're getting pressure and there's a house republican legislative fix that the white house doesn't like at all because it undermines the affordable care act. the white house is also searching for some kind of administrative fix that they can basically put forward that can make these people whole, they're having their insurance policies cannes canceled and find some way. the real danger is if you help the people too much, you remove the incentive of getting into the system and it's what they need to have the system be healthy. >> all right, john. thank you. >> we want to go to the typhoon
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disaster. the "uss george washington" arrived this morning to help with recovery efforts. desperate appeals for help are still being made as families are struggling to survive. more than 11 million people are in need. the death toll is top ping 2,30. seth doane is in the hard hit city of tacloban. >> reporter: good morning. this is a place of so many questions. with as we drive through town, people will ask us, when will i have water and power and food. and the questions we keep hearing among them is will you say or will you go. the situation here is quite critical. but aid is starting to trickle in. the relief effort in tacloban is now a 24-hour operation with the airport running at night for the first time since disaster struck. for days, panic and desperation
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have gripped this city. the situation so dire it prompted the u.n. top relief official wednesday to plead for more help. >> we talked with people who are here who are desperate. it's absolutely basic. >> reporter: just outside the city mobs stormed a rice warehouse collapsing a wall that crushed eight people to death. tacloban's hospital is on life support. we're told they normally see 100 patients a day. since the typhoon, that number has soared to a thousand. blood on the floor was hardly a concern. >> we don't have electricity, we don't have water, and, of course, food. >> how do you run a hospital if you don't have water, electricity, and food. >> and them we have candles. >> you're doing hospital work by candles? >> yes, sir. we're doing surgery by candles.
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>> now at least there's a generator, but it's not enough to power lights on this shrine where a 4-year-old is waiting to be airlifted to a hospital that could perform surgery. her father told us, i'm worried that her wound is getting infected. if there were only equipment and no blackouts here, maybe i'd be more comfortable. but at least this hospital is functioning. this mid wife from another remote clinic brought her nine-month patient here. >> we have to move on. we're trying to help people. >> reporter: tacloban is beginning to bury some of the thousands of people who died. there was a ceremony just outside the city at a mass grave, but just a couple of hours ago right on this hillside where i'm standing, more bodies were found. so the grim story certainly continues. charlie? norah? >> seth dolan in tacloban this
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morning. investigators are investigating the deaths of four solders. the marines were members of a bomb disposal team. they were clearing the range of unexploded devices similar to what these troops are seen doing in afghanistan. the marines' identities have not been released. the u.s. secret service is facing a new sexual misconduct scandal. last year they were caught up. this morning two agents on president obama's security detail are under investigation after an incident in washington. one of them, a senior supervisor, has been reassigned. >> the new investigation focuses on an encounter at the hay-adams hotel. it is a washington landmark next to the white house. senior correspondent john miller is here. good morning. >> good morning. >> what can you tell us about
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this is accident? >> this incident is not a big story. the reason we're talking a about it in the news is it violates three basic things. one, don't do anything to em bairs the president or the white house, two is don't do anything to embarrass us, and three is while we have a boys' club culture, it would be good not to have things like this land in the paper. >> if you're with the secret service and you have a gun and it's legal for you to carry a gun and you have an encounter with a woman in a hotel room, what are you supposed to do with the gun? >> well, there's nothing the in the rule book that talks about that. to back up, the most elite unit in the organization, meet as woman in the bar that is across from the white house. ends up late that night up in her hotel room. >> off duty or on duty? >> off duty.
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>> this starts off with a conversation about, you know, you've had too much to drink, maybe i'm not good to drive home. she says you can stay here. at some point he wakes up and has a conversation with the woman. here's the point with the gun. if you're going to be drinking and you sleep with someone you don't know that well, you don't sleep with a loaded gun. you drop the chamber. apparently sometime very late that night, early in the morning she asks him to leave and go home. he gets halfway out and realizes he left the bullet in the chamber. he enlists the help of the hotel room. the next day apparently she brings it to the front desk and says this guy left this and it ends up back in the hands of the secret service and has a bullet and has to say, how did this get here, who did this involve.
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>> he's been suspended by his own secret service so they think it's a big enough deal. >> i don't think he's been suspended. he's been transferred to tin tell jens division off the president's detachlt right now they're looking into whether this was just misconduct or whether it was just embarrassing. >> okay. the inspector general's report is due out any time now about the sex scandal that happened in cartagena. what can we expect of that report? >> there's a draft of a draft of that hanging around. i think as people look at it, it's not as bad as they thought. one of the issues here is -- i think they said there's nothing inbread into the secret service culture that says it's okay but it talks about the pressures of people who travel around the world, end up in hotels and so on. >> thank you, john. >> thanks. secretary of state john kerry's asking congress to give diplomacy a chance. he met with lawmakers on capitol
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hill yesterday. kerry is asking them to hold off on efforts to impose tougher economic sanctions on iran. >> our hope now is that no new sanctions would be put in place for the simple reason that if they are, it could be viewed as bad faith by the people they're negotiating with. it could destroy the ability to get agreement. >> but some republican senators are residing with him. they say the administration's closed door presentation was, quote, very unconvincing and very anti-israeli. the level of sanctions and finance chalg pressure on iran is unprecedented and despite efforts to isolate it, the iran program is continued to expand. margaret brennan looks at how they've skirted around it. good morning. >> good morning to you, norah and charlie. iran is now already the most sanctioned country in the world and that's devastated its economy, but iran's leaders have
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found ways to evade sanctions and they've taken amounts off the books that the government is hunting down. the supreme leader controls everything in the iran. the government, iran, the military nope as the revoluti revolutionary guard and the government's nuclear program. it's a hid about economy that's flourished under his rule. according on to the u.s. treasury he funneled almost a billion dollar. it's a network of 37 businesses that include construction companies, oil companies, banks, and insurance firms. the profits are hidden throughout europe, africa, and the middle east and controlled by the ayatollah. the u.s. says some of it funds terrorism. unleashing a new rare of financial warfare. >> with a regime that controls
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the economy, that controls key elements of infrastructure of the state, it allows the clerical establishment and the revolution air guard to profit, make money and try to move and hide it as well. >> it was exposed in june and tried to shut it down. one of its holdings is worth $40 million, much meant for religious shrines. another company known as todd beer hid hundreds in banks. >> this is a game of cat and mortgage that the treasury and oring in the west have been trying to engage in. with the ayatollahs and clerical establishment, not only trying to move and place money for their own benefit but for the survival and development of the
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nuclear program. >> they argue that these sanctions are not strong enough to force iran's leader to halt the nuclear program. the obama administration defends itself saying existing sapgss have slowed down the development and have suck seated in wringing iran to the negotiates table. >> all right, margaret, thank you. in tampa bay, a possible sinkhole is eating a house. this is just north of st. petersburg. six houses nearby has been evacuated. no one is hurt. for the first time in two decades the united states is producing more oil than it imports. it's doubling its near industry standard u but it
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now toronto's mayor makes new revelations about drugs. and that's just part of a surreal crash at city hall. >> you get to answer, mayor. >> i'm answering but you don't want to hear my answer. >> actually, you're not being truthful. the fate of whitey bulger gets decided today. legal analyst rickey kleman on what happens to his fortune. plus, a first of its kind effort to learn the real danger. the news is back in the morning here on "cbs this morning." stay tuned for your local news.
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it is 26 minutes past 7:00. it is sunny and it is cold out there. sharon will have the latest on the commute after marty's first warning weather. you may have thought that it's still windy, but it's not. down here where we live it's calm mostly sunny. 55 and cam. this morning. 27 cold but not uncomfortably colted with the wind cold with the wind chill right now. here is sharon gibala at wjz traffic control. >> a new accident on 795. it's causing a problem, 795 soue off ramp to the beltway.
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you're looking at that ramp blocked. 29 northbound at river's edge, one in columbia at thunder hill road. you're going to find one on dundalk avenue, lock raven and heartsville. speeds in the 30s from white marsh to the beltway. on the beltway speeds in the 30s on the topside, 27 on the west side. that's a look at 795 where you can see there's major sun glare there. bill's has it al for you. call 877-75-bills. this morning marylanders are gathering and sending aid to the philippines the in the wake of typhoon haiyan. mike schuh is live with the latest on this. >> reporter: good morning. the philippines is the vast cole slands and it is a nightmare to get aid there. some countries and international aid groups are already on the ground with food, water and medicine. the city is sending a member of its emergency team.
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white march river of life church is collecting supplies. many can't find out the fate of loved ones because communications with debt. a former member of the school for to deaf employee was convicted of abuse. taylor faces the possibility of up to 50 years in prison. police arrest a gaithersburg man. 38-year-old joey poindexter frequented beer pong events. police say they found photos of up to 10 unconscious men on poindexter's phone. some cab drivers and limo drivers are refusing to pay a
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morning." coming up in a half hour charges spike to save tens of hundreds of elephant. an industry worth billions. plus, humans are trying to outsmart volcanos. you'll see the first of its kind manmade ash cloud. find out why it could solve an expensive problem for the airlines. that's ahead. the controversy surrounding a toronto mayor rob ford is object growing this morning. the leader of north america's fourth largest city is admitting to smoking crack cocaine. now he's bringing more surprises to light. michelle wright has moring. >> he finally has more. now, new salacious details about the mail yore's behavior are emerging. the confessions continue for toronto mayor rob ford. he's admitting for the first time to buying illegal drugs. >> have you purchased illegal
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drugs in the last two years? >> yes, i have. >> reporter: at a city counsel meeting wednesday, members pressed the mayor to step down. >> you get to answer, mayor. >> i'm answering, but you don't want to hear my answer. >> actually you're not being truthful. >> i'm not being truthful. have you been to that house? >> i have no interest of being in that house. i'm not a crack user. >> council members voted 37-5 to ask the mayor to take a leave of abscess but his brother doug pointed to hypocrisy to the group. >> have you ever smoked mann. >> counselor ford. >> don't come across that you're holier than,000. >> last week ford admitted for the first time to smoking crack cocaine after months of denials. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. but am i an addict. no?
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>> last week video show add deranged ford threat cursing and threatening to kill someone. this came on the same day police documents were released that described ford as a heavy drug user. staff said he consumed oxycontin and one said he was 80% sure the mayor had snorted cocaine. >> if you love toronto best, stop hurting it. >> reporter: as for the mayor's response? >> there's nothing else to say, guys. i really f'd up. >> reporter: he continued to insist he'll run for re-election next year. >> i'll be doing everything i've been doing for the last 13 years. returned calls, watching every dime, going to people's homes, and fighting for the little guy in the city. and if you want to carry this on, i can't stop you. >> reporter: and we should know that the city council does not have the power to remove the may
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yore and ford is not facing any criminal charges that time. charlie, norah? >> michelle. thank you. this morning whitey bulger will be facing sentencing for 11 murders. the mobster was arrested two years ago in california after 16 years on the run. in court tuesday he faced families of the victim and they used words like rat, punk, and coward. >> think he was scared, afraid to turn around and see the massive people and all the families affected. i think he was scared. i think he was scared to face up. >> rickey klieman is leave. how will that affect how much time he spends in jail? >> reporter: theoretically it shouldn't affect how much time he's going spend in prison
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because under these guidelines the judge later on this morning is going to sentence whitey bulger who just went by in those sirens that you heard. he's going to be sentencing to life perhaps from an afterlife plus five years. the statements of the families were really a catharsis for them and they were powerful and emotional indeed. there were moments in the courtroom as well as in the media room where people took a breath, that they cried, that they heard from people like steve davis whose death of his sister deborah was not even proven. that they hadn't no finding that he had done it. nevertheless you heard steve davis had to be propped up by his wife as he told whitey bulger that he hoped he, too, died like his sister, gasping for breath. >> the question has always been when will he take the stand. he didn't. the question is when will he
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appear at sentencing. he didn't. to make a statement. will whitey bulger ever speak out on this in any way. >> i think much to my dismay, charlie, as you know and to the dismay of others, i think that whitey bulger will not speak out. and one of the people we heard from yesterday was the son of roger wheeler who was legitimate businessman out of tulsa, oklahoma. and when his son got up to speak, as he held a picture, held it up of his father, and wanted to hear so much from whitey bulger because mr. wheeler told the fbi and the didn't of justice just as reresponsible for his father's death. whitey bulger refused to even look at these victims yesterday. he kept his hecht down. even when they asked. when teresa bond begged him to please look at her. >> what about the money? >> reporter: the money. the money, of course, will be out there somewhere. the question is will they find
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it. they seized $822,000 out of santa monica. the government has moved to forfeit that and the government will do what it will, perhaps give it to the families. that is hardly enough. they claim that there's $25 million out there plus in profited and they will go to try to find it. >> all right, rikki. thank you. and the united states will take action today to ease the crisis in the animal world. at most just 650 el familiarities continue to roam the lands of africa. that's only half. last year alone 35,000 elephants were killed. the reason? profit from ivory tusks and carvings. >> today steps will be taken to literally try to smash the industry. barry petersen is at the refuge in commerce city, colorado. barry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. this is just part of six tons of
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illegal ivory. it will be turned literally into this. bits and pieces. all on an effort to crack down. it is everything from tusks to fancy jewelry and its destruction is meant to spotlight the devastation caused by poaching. the illegal ivory trade is one of the world's most lucrative centimeter enterprises with annual profits estimated at between $8 billion to $10 billion. the number one destination for smuggled ivory these days is china where owning ivory pieces is a status symbol. it can bring more than a thousand dollars a pound on the streets of beijing. the clinton global initiative immediately announced afternoon $80 million fight to fight the
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illegal trade and former secretary of state hillary clinton spoke previously called "white gold." >> the death toll keeps going up because the poachers are so well armed. they come in in in helicopters, with automatic weapons, with night vision goggles. >> mrs. clinton says every american has a stake in this. >> armed groups like those from sedan, al shabaab which you know is out of somalia which staged the terrible assault on the mall in nairobi recently, they use this illicit trade to fund their terrorist activities across after fridafrica.
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why would people do this, michelle? >> i think it's a simple way to earn money. >> reporter: the crooks are getting smarter. ivory exported before 1989 is still legal so they discolor tusk like this to make it look old, trying to fool inspectors. >> they have soaked it in a chemical or tea. >> tea. just tea. >> concentrated tea. >> to try to discolor this. >> the obama administration is putting its money where its mouth is. yesterday the state department announced a $1 million award for helping dismembering a criminal network that operates out of laos. it runs it from asia to africa. >> barry petersen will look at
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the trade closer tonight on cbs news. we've never seen this before. a cloud of vol cappicish, how it can be created to help the airlines. ann romney, oher life after the election. we'll look at how she's doing as the ambassador. that's tomorrow on "cbs this morning." when it comes to getting my family to eat breakfast, i need all the help i can get. i tell them, "come straight to the table." i say, "it's breakfast time, not playtime." "there's fruit, milk and i'm putting a little nutella on your whole-wheat toast." funny, that last part gets through. [ male announcer ] serving nutella is quick and easy. its great taste comes from a unique combination
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in 2010 massive volcanic eruption interrupted air travel around the world. now they're renaming that event. they produced the first manmade ash cloud. charlie d'agata is in london. charlie, good morning. >> good morning to you, charlie and time officials said planes would fall out of the sky if they got near the ash cloud. they wondered if it was necessary or just a bunch of hot
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air. the experiment was all about trying to recreate the conditions from that big ash cloud that caused chaos, shutting down airspace for almost a week, stranding ten million people and costing airlines around $1.7 billion. so teams went right to the source and scooped up ash. not just any old ash, but ash from that very volcano. using a specially modified aircraft, they blew it out of the back dispersing one ton of ash into the atmosphere at an alty attitude of 9,000 feet. that created an ash cloud 8 hund feet wide. then is second test plane flew straight toward the ash cloud, identifying its density and measuring it from around 40 miles away. a smaller aircraft flew into e clouds to take measurements that backed up the results. the new center's invent ter is
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4 minutes before 8:00. look at the sun reflecting off the water. sharon has more on the rush after marty's first warning weather. right now -- as a matter of fact, let me show you something. there's that clear scan. right now in the upper 20s. 55 will be the high later. we lost the wind of the past couple of days. it should be a beautiful fall afternoon. now here is sharon at wjz traffic control. >> good morning. a new accident on 97 dick gelfms southbound at general's highway blocking the left lane. you can see big delays there as well.
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an accident on 29 at cenica drive, northern parkway at falls road, dundalk at dunn hill road. also north long wood at wind chester. on 95 speeds slow between white marsh and the beltway. the beltway slow as well. this traffic report is brought to you by hagerstown premium out lets. offering savings of 25 to 65% off every day. back over to you. >> thank you. marylanders continue to gatr the philippines. mike schuh stays on the story. >> reporter: good morning. the philippines is a vast collee islands. it's a nightmare to get the aide needed. some countries and internationay on the ground with food, water and medicine. the city is sending a member of its emergency team and in white marsh the river of life church continues to collect supplies they will ship to the philippines. many here can't
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it is 8:00 a.m. welcome back to "cbs this morning." in the first month, barely 100,000 americans signed up to buy obama care health insurance. major garrett has the facts behind the shortfall. a murder investigation targets identical townships. even dna twins proved to be a challenge. erin moriarty of "48 hours" reports on case that took eight years to solve. oscar winner geoffrey rush is in studio 57. but first here's a look at
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today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> democrats all of them want to show that they're doing something. they can't sit around and wait for the end of november when this website is supposed to get fixed. >> this is a place full of so many questions. as we drive through town, people ask us, when will i have water? when will i have water or food. >> two agents are under investigation after an incident in washington. >> they're looking at whether this is just misconduct or embarrassing. >> a possible sinkhole is eating a house. new salacious detailing about the mayor's behavior. >> i really f'd up. >> this is just part of tons of illegal ivory that will later today be turned to this, worthless pieces. john f. kennedy. pictures before the end of his
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life. a passing salesman took pictures of him at dealey plaza. >> they're encouraging them to give the obama care website another try. but they said, one at a time. i'm charlie rose with gayle king amgd norah odom. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius says the marketplace is working and people are enrolling. that's her response to new numbers how americans signed up for health insurance under the affordable care act. >> other democrats in washington are not so calm about those first month's figures. major garrett is at the white house. major, good morning. >> well, good morning, charlie, norah, and gayle. the administration's worst fear about the enrollment numbers have been realized. the debacle that's the health care website has prevented hundreds of thousands of signing up for care. there's a catch. some americans selected an
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insurance plan and paid for it while others are simply virtual customers. now, according to administration statistics, about 106,000 americans signed up for obama care in the first month of october. some paid for insurance policies while others simply put a plan in a virtual shopping basket. according to the administration, both can count as fully enrolled. now, those counted as enrolled, less than a third, 27,000, successfully navigated about 80,000 signed up in 14 states and the district of columbia. this total falls well short of the nearly half a million customers the white house projected would sign up in obama care's first month. later today the president will be talking about the white house and the economy. they'll suggest and look at a legislative fix for those in the individual market who like their policies and can't afford the new ones and want to keep it. the president says it's open for
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a fix. that's a significant backtrack because for days they have tried to fix it administratively within the law but maybe they can't. >> major garrett, thank you. a major aircraft is off to philippines in part of a global race to help victims. more than 11 million people are affect by the disaster. the red cross say 22 thousand remain missing. in the city of tacloban, 300 bodies were buried today in mass grave. seth doane is in tacloban. >> reporter: good morning. the situation on the ground here as you can imagine continues to be dire. people are taking matters into their own hands. as we walked through their own streets, we saw people looking for drinking water. when we asked them where it was going, it was going to government offices. government officials.
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you see people picking up from waterlogged homes. i was asked what was inside the home. they said, oh, it's not even ours. we're beginning to see lines of people waiting for food, but the question in some neighborhoods is where is the aid. this relief effort has become now a 24-hour-a-day operation with planes now landing through the night. but on the ground here, you still have the very basic questions being asked. when will we get food, when will we get water and power. charlie, norah, gayle? >> seth doane in tacloban. passengers expressed and staged an apparent revolt last night in support of a fellow traveler who was blind. they were attempting to tay off but the crew returned to the gate to return the visually impaired passenger. that's because his guide dog wouldn't have stay under his seat. all the passengers including
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rizy got off the flight and took a bus to new york. >> hooray. >> the security comes on and they go to take this gentleman off the plane with his dog. so when we, the passengers realized what was going on, we were like, why is this happening? he's not a problem. >> i had 35 people who did the right thing, who got up and said no. these people, all of them, got on a bus and drove three and a half hours from philadelphia. they could have stayed on the plane. but they chose not to. i'm so humbled. >> me too. >> hooray. >> hooray, hooray, hooray. >> it's so rare that people get on a bus when they're supposed to take a plane but it shows you the humanity of people. when they saw something wrong rngs they said, nope, we're not going to do it. >> we're going do the right thing and support this man. >> i love that story. next friday marks the anniversary of the 50th anniversary of president kennedy's assassination. none may be like a program
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called marchings on. 1963, army/navy remembered. it looks after a football game held after his dealt. >> after the president was assassinated, we were alerted that there was consideration being given to whether the game should be played at all. my own feelings were this is not about us now. it's about the grieving family, what they feel is appropriate. my teammates were ready to support whatever decision was made. >> everything was being canceled after john f. kennedy's death and the army/navy game being part of that. but jackie kennedy, bobby kennedy, the whole family knew how much jack loved the army/navy game. >> jacqueline kennedy's opinion is what swayed the thing. she felt the president would want that game played, that that
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was important to him and therefore was important to her and was important to the country. >> she was the voice of the country at that point. so because of all that, it made it much more than just another football game. in a sense it was president kennedy's game. >> we told them we want to play a game fit for a president. we had to celebrate his life. >> with the blessing of the first lady, the army/navy game was rescheduled for pearl harbor day, december 7th, 15 days after the assassination. organizers planned it as a solemn event, devoid of the game's customary fanfare. >> when i got out there, it was complete silence, and i never experienced that in a football game in my life. it was almost eerie. >> the brigade, the cadets, the teams, the people that would be in attendance were still unsure how to act. it was still a strange feeling
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that they were still within this cloud of melancholy. >> but i will say that at that point, the kickoff took place and, quite frankly, i think most every athlete on that field and most every person in that stadium put aside the mourning and played the game. >> jack ford, good morning. i watched it last night. you know what i learned? this was way more than a football game. over 100,000 people in the stands that day. >> it was. what's interesting about this story -- we've seen throughout history in times of crisis and tragedy, we reach out for something, something that can assure us that it will be okay. oftentimes we'll embrace or traditions and sports traditions. what happened here as we saw, we didn't know how to react. the nation was stunned. a sense of paralysis had taken over. here comes the game and jackie kennedy said jack would have wanted you to play there game and it was an opportunity for the nation to embrace something that meant something to them and to make them realize, you know what?
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we will be okay. >> you know, i love that point you made. whether it was the saints winning the super bowl, after katrina, the red sox after the marathon bombing. what was the connection between jfk and this game? >> jack kennedy was an enormous fan of college football. he played j.v. football at harvard. you'll see all the iconic pictures of them playing touch football on hyannis port and he loved navy football. he was a navy guy. he often said one of the things he was most proud of, he was a navy guy. he had gone two years. he was planning at being at this one. this one had all the trappings of an epic game. navy was number two in the nation. you've got to remember, army/navy was the national game. there was no super bowl. army/navy was the game. they were number two in the nation. their star quarterback, tomlin. was their captain. army had a powerhouse team. quarterback, dick nowak, all-american. the whole nation was looking
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forward to this game as was president kennedy. >> and who won? >> you know what? it is truly one of those thrilling games that goes down to the last second. >> okay. >>n and i'm going -- >> jack forksd lawyer, an corporation correspondent, producer. >> jack ford now producer. >> perfect husband, father. what else -- >> best football game i ever saw. i had stayed close to the people so it was wonderful for me to sit down and talk with them. >> and the great thing, too, jack kennedy was not a sentimental man. he was the one who wanted the game go on. >> yeah, exactly. that's what the whole family said. it would have been important to him because he would have realized it would be important for the nation. >> good job. you can see "marching good morning. it's a darn near crystal clear start to the day. we lost the wind and
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steady breeze. it's now 30 degrees on tv hill. we've jumped up from 27. it's cold but without that wind that's all the difference in the world to be honest. 55 today. it's going to be a very nice fal afternoon. over night 30, clear skies. tomorrow move it close to 60. sunshine and some clouds, it's g a woman is killed and investigators spent nearly a decade on the hunt to solve a case full of mystery.
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>> i'm erin moriarty of "48 hours." identical twins in colorado are top suspects in the murder of one of their wives. did they come close to pulling off the perfect crime by watching tv shows like "csi?" that's coming up later on "cbs this morning." [ male announcer ] let the rich robust flavor
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the 2003 murder of a colorado women baffled investigators for nearly a decade. prime suspect? her husband and his identical twin brother. that needs the only twist. as "48 hours kwnts correspondent erin moriarty reports, the kill was carried out with the help of watching a tv show. >> the police were saying they were doing what they could. after a while you wonder if they're going to do anything. >> reporter: rebecca barker was frustrated. years after her sister heather was murdered, there were still no arrests, even though rebecca was certain who was responsible. >> i knew he did something to her. >> you were sure it was dan. >> mm-hmm. >> reporter: dan d dan dewild, a soon-to-be ex-husband. the two were in the middle of a bitter divorce when het stopped
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by with her children to pick up insurance cards. it was the summer of 2003. heather was never seen alive again. the kids, only 3 and 5 years old couldn't say where their mother had gone. was there any sign of a murder weapon in the house? >> no, there was not. >> any blood? >> no, there was not. >> denver police detective mark kreider assisted in the investigation. >> any sign that heather had been in there or killed in there? >> no, there was no sign of that at all. >> reporter: six weeks after heather disappeared. a road worker discovered her body, bound with rope and wrapped in plastic bags. heather's death was ruled a homicide. investigators were convinced dan dewild was behind the killing and that he had help. his identical twin brother david. they were both living in the house where heather disappeared but there was zero physical evidence to connect them to her
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murder. >> let's be honest, detective. it really does look like they could have gotten way with it. >> oh, absolutely. >> reporter: it took more than eight years but prosecutor robert whiner was able to get a report. >> you don't know where she was. >> no. >> dan and david were boast arecollected for heather's murder and that's when the investigators learned how the two brothers had managed to erase all evidence of the crime. >> they were watching crime shows, the csi-type shows. any crime shows that they could watch and learn. so they double-gloved. they had two sets of gloves on because they didn't want to leave any trace evidence. they didn't want to leave blood. >> we've got nothing. >> with no evidence tying either man to the crime, investigators had to get one twin to turn on the other. would it mean a pact with the
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devil? >> ooh. erin moriarty joins us at the table. that's kind of creepy. and i like "csi." i don't like it giving people ideas. >> i have to say i think people get ideas from all the show. it makes us think about "48." the one that disturbed me the most is they watched one. they knew they hid her once. it's the second time that you get blood splatter. they're wearing gloves. i had no idea you could trace scissors so they used razors. they thought each one of them did it. each twin was pointing the finger at the other but they have the exact same dna. so if you found dna at the scene, that's not helping you at all. >> very interesting. thanks. >> and you're a twin too. >> i am a twin. i know. i think that's one of the reasons why i picked this. i kept wondering, all right. if you have the exact same dna,
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do you have the same murderous instincts? are your thoughts the same? >> all right, erin moriarty. thank you. you can see erin's report "the 25 minutes past 8:00. we continue to look at the bright sunshine in the inner harbor. sharon is here to wrap up the rush after marty's first warning weather. 55 degrees is going to be the high. now 32 on tv hill. here is sharon at wjz traff. >> good morning. we continue to have an accidenty on 97. it's in the southbound direction at general's highway. northern parkway at falls road, dundalk avenue at dunn hill and north long wood at wind chester. on 95 that's what your speeds
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look like between white marsh and the tunnel. that's a look at the topside of the beltway at harford road. not looking so bad there at 95. this traffic report is brought to you by mummy's of the world, the exhibition now open at the maryland science center. back over to you. marylanders are continuing to help the people in need in the philippines. here is mike schuh with the story. >> reporter: good morning. the philippines is a vast collee sland. it's a nightmare to get the aid where needed. some countries and international aid groups are on the ground. the city is sending a member of its emergency team. many white marsh the river of life church continues to collect supplies they intend to ship to the philippines. h many can't find out the fate of loved ones because communications are cut. in prince george's county the search is on for who burned a dozen vehicles in a park.
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someone dumped a stolen car from washington dc there and set it on fire. the flames then spread to the other vehicles. no one is hurt. anyone with information is urged to call prince george's county police. a navy mid shipman is accused of setting fires on campus, setting 11 trash cans on fire during the month of september. a speaks person said their in the process of disenrolling him. this city is laying out plans to deal with the snow. it's still on our minds. city agencies are planning routes for and making sure there's enough salt in reserve. right now 15,000 tons of salt are ready to go. the city is reminding residents to gather up batteries and supplies of their own. stay with wjz 13, per humidity. up next a conversation with donna tart on her career and her newest novel. also, award winning actor jeffery rush is in studio 57.
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>> we should send a crew with that one. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, it is not often that donta tartt writes a novel but when she does, readers cannot get enough. only on "cbs this morning," she tells us about her newest work and why solitude is a key to her success. and geoffrey rush is in our toyota green room. he's one of the few actors to win a triple crown of awards. he'll tell us about his new role in the book "thief." that's ahead. but right now it's time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. britain's "telegraph" says prince harry heads for the south pole on sunday. he and a team including wounded servicemembers gathered. others are competing in a charity race. remember we did a story on some of these guys. >> they need to finish the 200-mile trek before christmas. "the new york times" looks at the social chat.
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they snapped up a multi-million-dollar bid from facebook even though it doesn't make money. the service allows people to send messages that vanish after being seen. and the "washington post" says a rogue gardner was recognized for his services. yep, recognized. during last month's government shutdown. you may remember this story. chris cox, an artist, took the time to mow the lawn of a closed lincoln memorial. yesterday he returned to washington where he was presented with a chain saw. the author donna tartt is beloved in the literary world, but she remains a mystery to many of her fans. she completes one novel every decade. her previous work including the secret history and then the little friend. we spoke with her for her only american television interview since the release of her newest novel. it has just been named amazon's best book of the year. >> the journey that i want to take the reader on always is the
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journey that i loved most when i was reading as a child, just this galloping grateful you don't know what's going to happen next. >> at age 49, author donna tartt is one of the greatest american novelists of the past half century. her third and latest novel is "the goldfinch." an epic literary journey by a painting with the same name. >> why this painting? >> well, look at it. >> we brought tartt to the collection to see her inspiration first hand. >> this is not only the title of the book but i mean it becomes central. >> it's the guiding spirit of the book. it's the guiding spirit of the book. he's a ghost throughout the book. >> along with most of his key works, he was killed in a mafbs gunpowder explosion but the goldfinch survived. that event drives both tartt's
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narrative and purpose. >> one said you can see the doubleness in the painting. what does that mean? >> the doubleness means that you can see the painter's hand. you can see the painter's brushstroke. it's a wonderful illusion, but yet if you get close enough, it falls apart into brushstrokes and think all truly great art has that doubleness. >> tartt knows what it makes at a young age. she was 28 when she published her first novel "the secret history." >> when it exploded onto the scene, what was that like for you? >> it was very disorienting because i wasn't expecting it at all, to write something that long in solitude, having -- you have to understand when you're a writer, there's no one coming in at the end of the day saying, wow, that's a great passage you
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wrote. that's wonderful. i didn't know how people were going respond to it. >> the only disappointment fans had was they had to wait a decade for her next book, "the little friend." >> three novels. how many years invested in novels? >> about 30 years. they've been a decade each. >> how many books can you write? going at this slow pace. >> five would be good. >> five would be good. >> could you become prolific and get faster with effort? >> you know, i've tried to write faster and i don't really enjoy it. i don't enjoy the process of doing it. i've tried to speed up. i thought, well, i'll try to write -- maybe it was a mistake. i thought, i'll try to write a book in a year. didn't enjoy it at all. it wasn't for me. no fun for the writer, no fun for the reader. >> although tedious, her process works. at 800 pages, the goldfinch has been called a giant masterpiece that is heart-rending and irresistibly wicked.
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but it was stephen king who may have given the author her highest praise when he liken heard work to her favorite author charles dickens. like dickens, his work goes beyond the thrill of the narrative. >> so what are you questioning with here? what is love? what else? >> what is love? what is the good life. >> what do you mean by that, the good life? and why is that interesting to you? >> well, the idea is -- there are many different issues. is the good life to be happy with oneself? personal happiness? is it to make people happy at the expense of one's own happenness? what is that for any of us? we all have to work that out on our own. >> what about for you? >> for me, two great salvations. love and work. >> me too. you got it. you can get love and work, life will be very good to you. >> love and work. >> i would only add health to
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that. love and work and good health. >> at 5 foot tall the mississippi native seems to move through life on her own terms. she is at once delightful and peculiar and mysterious. >> do you like the mystery about you? what's important for me as a writer really is solitude. it's not so much reclusiveness as just a need to be alone when i work. when i am working, i am -- i do need to spend a lot of time alone. a life spent at one's desk is a life alone. >> and she wouldn't have it any other way. >> has the writer's light lived up to your hopes, dreams? >> to my wildest dreams. >> really. >> yes. >> more bigger, larger. >> better, happier -- >> a dream. >> yes. >> so what does that mean? what is the writer's life that is so satisfying for you?
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>> well, to be able to day dream all day. write as book is one level deeper than that. writing a book is one level deeper than that. it's hard at times. it's hard going but when it geesd and going well, there's nothing like it. >> well, there it is. amazon's book of the year. a remarkable young woman who lives on a farm in virginia. an old farmhouse that she found. there's mystery, there's intrigue. >> that was a nice rapport between the two of you because she so rarely gives tin viewers. it was nice to see the back and forth. >> i'm looking forward to reading the book, all 800 pages. >> it's a good vacation book. >> absolutely. author geoffrey rush, he's
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here. we had fun with him. geoffrey rush has got a good sense of hue more in our photo booth in the toyota green room. we'll learn why he loves playing offbeat characters. good morning. it's 32 degrees on tv hill. it's going to be a sunny day and milder than yesterday. a high of 55 degrees. we lost that wind and strong breeze. it should be 55 in the sun this afternoon. 30, mainly clear over night. tomorrow is going to be a milder day with a high of almost 60 degrees. let's move through the weekend and it gets milder. a a chance,,,,,,
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they're going to rate it an "r" because it pertains to profanities. we want you go to l.a. and have a word with them. >> when you say have a word with them, i presume that word would be "bang." >> absolutely not. i don't want to start a diplomatic incident. >> that's judi dench spoofg her james bond role, trying to get the mmpa to change the rating of her movie. that campaign has paid off for mr. weinstein. the weinstein company says that filame "philomena" will now be rated pg-13 instead of "r." geoffrey rush is the only one to win an oscar and an emmy and a tony. his new book is about a fell low australian. he plays a german who takes in a foster daughter during world war ii. he teaches her among other things, how to read.
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what the hell is this? you stole it? >> sorry, papa. are you going to tell mama? snopa pa? >> did anyone see you? let's make this our secret. we read it. >> thank you, papa. >> boy, geoffrey rush joins us at the table. hello. we should just say that this is a movie that really pulls on your heartstrings without being heavy-handed. would you agree? >> when my agents showed me the early screening, he said, i'm going to give this movie five handkerchi handkerchiefs. i thought, i've had the pleasure of sitting with a number of audiences in the last couple of weeks with gill screenings. we had a screening at the holocaust museum. quite diverse, different audiences.
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it just impacts on people at different points. that's what i love about it. you can never tell. this is the moment where people find a connection. some people find it in the first three minutes. >> how much credit do you give though this young actress? >> well, she's 98% of the film. it's absolutely on her young shoulders. and working with her, it just shifted the goalposts of what i thought being an actor meant. >> what does that mean? >> well, she's 12 and we shot the film 10/13. she's had no previous training. she trained to be a gymnast to go to the 2016 olympics. that was her mad dream. she ended up in the film because she read the script and cried and thought maybe i should do this. she just has a natural rapport
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with a lens and with people, and this role is -- it's about a young foster child, illiterate, grief-sticken, her mother is in nazi germany. i know it's heavy but people are coming out of film with great spark of hope because this girl carries this bright humanity because she learns to read. >> but every time we see the nazi flag for a lot of people, every time i saw it, i cringed just a little bit because in the movie not all the nazis were treated as monsters. it's clear some joined just to survive. they didn't really agree with the party line. they were just trying to survive. >> it all focuses on a small angle. if you remember from my generation, world war ii movies were always from the english elite. >> the german point of view. >> the germans smoked cigarettes upside down and there were
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stereotypes. in this movie you get to see ordinary people in ordinary towns. could be outland queens, outland midwest. you know it's germany. >> you say it was a five-handkerchief, but when you read the script, what was your reaction? sniet was pretty >> it was pretty emotional because you know all the way through it's death raising in the whole story. there's going to be major deaths in this story and i'm getting to engage so much with these characters. please let it not be the girl. please let it not be this little boy. >> please. >> just don't let it be anyone. it's got such a powerful -- it's not an overt anti-war. it's just such a humane book about people. >> but, geoffrey, you're good in
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this movie too. we can't downplay that. you play off beat characters, drunks, rogue, rat bags. >> i'm not a rat bag. that's the thing. when i read it, he seemed compared to that -- he seemed like such an average ordinary guy with hidden quiet heroism, and i wanted the challenge of trying to see if i could actually play something that was subtle. >> thank you. >> and you did. the book "thief" is in select theaters now and opens nationwide tomorrow. your local news is next. [ female announcer ] breyers.
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tonight in new york, baseball's joe torre join other celebrities for a galley honoring the "safe at home" foundation. he joined the organization which builds safe rooms for abused kids. for him the issue is personal
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and he spoke with our mark strassmann. >> i went through a seminar with my wife who was eight months' pregnant with our daughter andrea, and i found out after about two or three days standing up in front of perfect strangers i was crying my eyes out and i realized that a lot of stuff that went on in my home with my dad abusing my mom affected me. so when we got to new york, my wife ali and i decided that we'd always do something for charity and youngsters, and she asked me what should we do, and i said how about domestic violence. it sort of caught her off guard because i never really talked about what was going on in my life as a youngster, and this just gave me the freedom to do it. so we put safe rooms in schools for youngsters where the kids dealing with abuse have somebody to talk about it with, whether it be their peers or a counselor and we've had terrific, terrific
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response. we've had thousands of kids come to our program in the last 10, 11 years. >> you can see more of mark's conversation with joe torre this weekend on th bs this morning saturday. that does it,,,,,,,,
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it is 5 minutes before 9:00. it continues to be a good start to the day. it's cold. marty is over at first warning . it's going to be a beautiful day. let's be honest about it. a high of 55. no wind. that's only 2, 3 degrees below normal. it's going to be a beautiful fall afternoon. 30 is going to be your over night low, clear skies. sunshine tomorrow, a high of almost 60. don, take it away. >> thank you. marylanders continue to trya desperate situation in the philippines. here is mike schuh with the story. >> reporter: good morning. the philippines is a vast collee islands. some countries and internationad groups are on
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the ground with food, water and medicine. many white marsh the river of life church continues to collect supplies they intend to ship to the philippines to help with rebuilding. many here can't find out the fate of loved ones because communications with cut. i'm mike schuh reporting. back to you. >> thank you . two dozen harford county residents are without homes after a fire rips through hair bel air apartment complex. the three alarm blaze broke out around 4:00 on crocker drive. it took firefighters close to two hours to get things under control. nobody is hurt. the cause is still not noun. known. police arrest a man who or targeted intoxicated men to sexual assault them. officers say 38-year-old joey poindexter frequented peer pong events. one man said she was drinking with him before he was assaulted by him. police found photos of up to ten unconscious men on his cell phone. the search is on for who
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burned nearly a dozen vehicles in a park. the cars, buses and vans were found barning in upper marlboro. someone dumped a stolen car there and set it on fire. the flames then spread to the other vehicles. no one is hurt. anyone with information should call prince george's county police. a man is under arrest for impersonating an officer. jonathan conner tried to pull over a car. that driver became suspicious and took off and called police. conner faces several charges and traffic violations. residents want to recall an annapolis man who proposed stripping mike pantelides of much of his power. according to the baltimore sun a recall petition tar gets ross arnett. he proposed turning the mayor into a ceremonial position before backing down on the idea. pantelides has spoken about the
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proposal saying it does not appear to be a partisan move aimed at him particularly. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. complete news and first warning weather today at noon. as always, updates available any time from anywhere at our website, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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