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medical milestone. congresswoman gabrielle giffords' condition is upgraded as she makes steady progress on her road to recovery. haitian surprise. 25 years after he was forced into exile, former dictator jean-claude "baby doc" duvalier returns to haiti. and update. the facebook drama "the social network" finds plenty of friends at the 68th annual golden globe network" finds plenty of friends at the 68th annual golden globe awards. captioning funded by cbs and good morning, everybody. good to see you on this martin luther king jr. day. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning. and this morning good news for
congresswoman gabrielle giffords'. giffords' condition has been upgraded from critical to serious. she's no longer on a ventilator. she's breathing on her own and can move both arms and legs. it was nine days ago that giffords and 18 others were shot at a tucson shopping center. over the weekend funerals were held for some of the victims and the city is trying to come to grips with tragedy. john blackstone reports. >> reporter: hundreds who were already connected by shock and sorrow walked together sunday through the streets of tucson, organizers called it a walk for peace. the still raw emotions here were evident when one of the victims of the shooting, eric fuller, who took a bullet in the leg, was charged with intimidation and disorderly conduct after he threatened a local tea party leader at a town hall meeting organized by abc news. >> he booed me as i was talking and then he took a picture of me and said that you're dead. >> reporter: there were two more funerals sunday. one for gabe zimmerman, 30-year-old aide to congresswoman giffords. and services were held for
75-year-old dorwin stoddard. he died shielding his wife from the bullets. the accused shooter, jared loughner, left voicemail for an old friend a few hours before the shooting. bryce tierney played the message for scott pelley of "60 minutes." >> hey, it's jared. so, i just wanted to tell you good times. peace out. later. >> this is heavy sigh at the end. >> at the end. it was all intense, you know, and it sort of bothered me how he said, you know, we've had good times. >> reporter: loughner had several run-ins with the law but nothing that indicated he was a danger. last september he completed a program to have a 2007 drug-related conviction expunged. the judge who sentenced him fears he now knows why loughner was anxious to clear his record. >> the reason why he went through this program so quickly was related to his ability to be able to possess and buy a
weapon. >> reporter: at the church where the youngest victim of the shooting, 9-year-old christina green, sang in the youth choir, she and her family were remembered sunday for their generosity, with the news that christina's organ donation had helped a girl in boston. john blackstone, cbs news, tucson. "the washington post" reports the trial of alleged gunman jared loughner will be moved from arizona to california. the move was because of all the pretrial publicity. meanwhile, the "l.a. times" obtained a video shot by loughner. he's walking through his community college and talking behind the camera. >> this is my genocide school. where i'm going to be homeless because of the school. >> authorities have discovered photos loughner took before the sho shooting. he was posing in a g-string with a nine millimeter glock he allegedly used in the massacre. those photos have not been released. he remains held without bail. access to the nation's elected officials has been a cornerstone of democracy.
a week after the tucson shooting, members of congress are was very important to send a signal to my constituents and let them know we're open for business. >> and representative berkeley called her meeting a stand against violence. congress returns to work tomorrow. the shooting in tucson has prompted calls for more civility. it's something that will be put to the test wednesday. the house votes still-rebounding
powerful weekend storm, that is, pacific storm tore through washington and oregon. rivers overflowed their banks and roadways were flooded. land slides closed sections of three state highways in washington. sargent shriver, the brother-in-law of john f. kennedy is in a wake area hospital this morning. shriver was the first to join the peace corps. he was george mcgovernor's running mate back in 1972. in 2003 shriver announced he had alzheimer's disease. shriver is 95 years old. to a surprising turn of events in haiti. the return of former dictator jean-claude duvalier. he returned sunday, he'd been absent for 25 years. he was thrown out of office and forced into exile in 1986. duvalier and his father tortured and killed local opponents. they've also been accused of stealing millions in political funds. in tunisia, today the new program is expected to announce
coalition government in the north african nation. discontent with the government and alleged corruption led to months of clashes between police and protesters. the violence continued this weekend. the president was forced from power, and the country three days ago. iran's nuclear weapons program has taken a bit of a hit here. it came from a cyber weapon. "the new york times" says a computer virus crippled important machinery developed by the u.s. and israel. david martin has details. >> reporter: iran took am basses doors from the international atomic energy agency on a tour of the uranium enrichment plant believed to be at the center of its nuclear weapons program. the iranians themselves say their enrichment plant has been hit by a computer virus. no one will admit to it but every indication is the beforehand, before the project, and there's not too many people you can think of who can pull
off a job like that. >> reporter: liam from symantec gives a very simple demonstration of what a very sophisticated virus own as stucksnet can do to a computer controlled manufacturing process. >> this program was meant it run for three seconds but actual runs indefinitely and causes malfunction here on the pump. >> reporter: infect the computers that run iran's enrichment plant and stucksnet could throw off the speed at which the centrifuges spin, causing them to break down. and this literally is stucksnet? >> that is stucksnet. >> reporter: sean mcguirk of the department of homeland security insists he does not know where stucksnet came from. but he demonstrates how easy it is to spread the virus simply by plugging in a thumb drive infected with it. >> it doesn't pop up a warning or a notice saying you're now infecting your system with stucksnet. it's very sophisticated so it hides itself. >> reporter: israeli intelligence, which used to think iran was only a year away
from getting the bomb now says it will be delayed until 2015. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. just ahead on this monday morning, while a lot of people may be feeling a little sad today. plus happy times in hollywood. a look at the winners of last night's golden globe awards. this is the "cbs morning news." ok, how are we gonna use less? i'm gonna use less honey. i'm gonna text less. well, i'm gonna use less bath tissue with charmin!!! [ female announcer ] charmin ultra soft's ultra-cushiony design is soft and more absorbent. so you can use four times less versus the leading value brand. charmin ultra soft. but not for your eyes. they're still so tired-looking. with olay, challenge that with regenerist anti-aging eye roller. its hydrating formula with caffeine-conditioning complex perks up the look of eyes. it works in the blink of an eye. nobody else has what this paint's got: and that's a number one rating. it's a paint and primer in one -- so it goes on bold, and looks even better. it means getting more done -- in half the time.
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>> it has been the most meaningful thing that i will take away from this. >> reporter: portman is now seen as a front-runner for the oscars. as is colin firth, who won for best actor in a motion picture drama. a little-known movie, "the kids are all right" won two globes in the motion picture musical or comedy category. on the tv end -- >> "glee." >> reporter: "glee" won three awards including best tv series, comedy or musical while board walk empire won for best tv series drama. the hollywood foreign press gave robert de niro its lifetime achievement award. it was another legend who stole the show and closed out the evening. >> michael douglas! >> reporter: just days after announcing he had beaten stage four throat cancer michael douglas made a surprise appearance onstage. >> there's got to be an easier way to get a standing ovation. >> reporter: while there were many winners on the golden globes stage, douglas' battle over cancer was seen by many in hollywood as the ultimate victory. kendis gibson, cbs news, los angeles.
on the "cbs moneywatch" despite some bad bugs, the green hornet moved to the top of the box office. the superhero stars seth rogen and grossed $34 million in ticket sales over the weekend. "the dilemma" opened in the second spot. the western remake "true grit" finished third. asian stock markets are mostly lower this morning. hong kong's hang seng lost half a percent. the nikkei saw late day losses but finished unchanged. markets here at home are closed in observance of martin luther king jr. day. last week corporate earnings pushed stocks higher. the dow gained 1%. the nasdaq added nearly 2%. you know, if you're feeling a little down today, not just because it's monday. but blame it on the calendar. researchers have declared today, january 17th, the saddest day of the year. the timing of blue monday is based on several factors, including the weather, unpaid holiday bills, bad new year's resolutions, ding ding, and an analysis of twitter postings the happiest day of the year is
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. sunny and 26 in new york. 75 with thunderstorms in miami. 35 with rain and snow in chicago. partly cloudy, 60 in dallas. 79 and sunny in los angeles. time now for a check of the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows storms swinging to the southeast while the southwest and northeast are looking at clear skies. later today, heavy downpours expected in florida and louisiana, the great lakes region seeing more now, by the way. the northeast stays chilly. the southwest is sunny and mild. in sports this morning the nfl conference title game match-ups are set for next weekend. mark sanchez and the new york jets connected on three touchdown passes. new york upset new england. shonn greene ran for a 16-yard td that sealed the deal 28-21 jets victory. jets coach rex ryan says he wasn't worried about being the underdog.
>> i knew that if we applied ourselves and we played the way we're capable of playing we could beat them. and that's exactly what happened. so we're moving on. same old jets going to the afc championship game two years in a row. only difference is we plan on winning this one. >> jets take on the steelers in pittsburgh next sunday. and jay cutler two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores against the seahawks. chicago beat seattle 35-24. bears coach lovie smith happy they get to host green bay next sunday. >> it just doesn't get any better. you know, as i see it, than for the nfc championship to come down to the packers coming down on our turf this time. the packers and bears to finish it up. that's how it should be. >> the winners of next sunday's championship games will meet in the super bowl on february 6th in dallas. when we come back another look at this morning's top stories. and sticker shock. how hidden costs are jacking up prices on everything from gas to groceries.
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on the "cbs morning news" here's a look at today's weather. a complex storm system gathering strength in the midwest, will bring snow in the north and rain in the south. rain is on its way to parts of the southeast. the southwest remains sunny and rather mild. another look at this morning's top stories. nine days after she was shot in the head, congresswoman gabrielle giffords' condition has been upgraded to serious. she can breathe on her own and move both arms and legs. and flooding fears. more rain is expected today in the pacific northwest. where weekend pacific storm has drenched washington and oregon. filling up your gas tank or a trip to the supermarket has gotten a lot more expensive these days. the labor department's core index of consumer prices rose
last month by 0.1% if you include the cost of food and fuel, the rate increase was five times higher. the fastest pace in a year and a half. cynthia bowers reports. >> reporter: with gasoline topping $3 a gallon in much of the country, for many americans, a fill-up is a budget buster. >> it's terrible. but what can you do? >> reporter: prices at the pump have jumped 13.8% so far this year on top of last year's 53.5% rise. the national average for a gallon of regular is $3.09, ranging from $2.81 in wyoming to $3.70 in hawaii. but big city prices can go much higher. try $4.30 a gallon at this d.c. station. >> it's pretty expensive. >> reporter: increases driven by the riding cost of crude oil, nearing $100 a barrel. an amount opec calls realistic. no wonder there's fear of $5 a gallon gas. >> we're almost at 30 cents. >> reporter: commodities analyst
phil flynn disagrees. he points out the u.s. is actually exporting more gas than it's using. due to decreased demand. >> we're going to be using new kind of cars, electric cars, better technology, better mileage. we'll probably never consume as much gasoline as we did, you know, before the economic slowdown of 2007-2008. >> reporter: and if you think fuel prices are bad, just try taking a trip to the grocery store where just last month fruit prices jumped more than 15%. vegetable prices went up 23%. dairy products are up nearly 4%. meat, poultry, eggs and fish up 5.5%. two big factors that florida cold snap damaged tender produce, and the floods in australia are slowing wheat exports. add to that the increased demand for food in the developing world. what remains to be seen is how these price hikes impact the economic recovery. the more money americans spend on food and fuel, the less they
today, americans pause to honor slain leader martin luther king jr. on his birthday. had he lived he would have been 82. a memorial to pay tribute to dr. king is being built on the washington mall. the first dedicated to a civilian. it's 70% complete. its official dedication is plan for august 28th. the 49th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech. that famous address and the march on washington are cornerstones in the civil rights movement. in the early days, though, the movement only gained traction after its drama played out in the national media. mark strassmann has more. >> reporter: as a story, the civil rights movement had it all. good versus evil. drama. social upheaval. but at first, america's major media ignored it, especially in
the south. >> it was our responsibility to find a way to dramatize the issue. >> reporter: congressman john lewis says that the movement's leaders realized to bring change, they needed to reach white america. how did you do that? >> as a movement, we literally put our bodies on the line. >> reporter: finally, by 1957, major northern newspapers discovered the drama, and the story. >> how do you feel about integrated passengers? >> reporter: the television networks followed. even major southern media paid attention to the open hatred. >> you've got to keep the whites and the blacks separate. >> reporter: and the violent response to peaceful protests. >> if you're going to beat us, beat us in the light of day. beat us while the camera's on. >> reporter: this was selma, alabama, 1965. among the bloodied, john lewis. >> american people could not stand it, to see young children, and old women, being knocked
down and chased by police dogs. >> we will dramatize this whole situation by marching by the thousands. >> reporter: television also found martin luther king. >> the reverend martin luther king jr. will face the nation. >> reporter: americans heard a leader who shattered racial stereotypes. >> we feel that the time has come for the full-scale assault on the system of segregation. >> this man is someone you could actually talk to, and who seemed quite reasonable, and to white southerners, this was new information. >> reporter: and part of a national awakening. >> it was the media that carried our message to the rest of the nation. >> reporter: protests became progress. once the media woke up and americans rose up. >> thank god almighty, we are free at last. >> reporter: mark strassmann, cbs news, atlanta. coming up a little later on "the early show," the 100 anniversary of ronald reagan's birth next month. hear from son michael reagan in an exclusive interview.
also tips on fighting belly fat. the eight foods you should eat that will help you slim down your waistline. and live from los angeles, a wrap of last night's golden globe awards. the winners, and the red carpet fashions. all that and more coming up this morning on "the early show." for now, though, that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. i'm terrell brown. have a great day, everybody. take care. take care.