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discovered the clot following an examination following a concussion. marlie hall is at presbyterian hospital this morning. marlie, good morning to you. >> reporter: the state department issued a statement saying in the course of a follow-up exam doctors discovered a blood clot had formed stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago. the 65-year-old got her concussion after fainting at home in mid-december. the secretary had been battling a stomach virus during an overseas trip when she fainted. doctors say the blood clot's location will determine how serious the threat is to her health. >> there are two main possibilities. one is she vebs blood clot or blood clots in her legs following bed rest. thought would commonly be treated with anti-co-ing a lands. the second is she developing
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something called a subdural hematoma which means as a result of the blow on her head she broke a small blood vessel on the surface of her brain. >> reporter: doctors have prescribed a blood thinner. this than i will keep secretary clinton in the hospital for 48 hours to see how she responds to the medication. clinton had been scheduled to testify before congress about the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, but had to cancel because of her health issues. clinton was already scheduled to step down as secretary of state next month. president obama has nominated john kerry to be her replacement. >> marlie hall in new york this morning. also today is the final day of fiscal cliff negotiations. hope of reaching a wide-ranging deal in automatic spending increases and tax cuts is all but gone.
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spending would be reduced and cuts would be felt in all areas of the government. economies have warned that going over the cliff would cause a spike in unemployment and trigger another recession. this morning the senate reconvenes with the aim of reaching a smaller deal, one that might spare millions of americans from paying her taxes. danielle nottingham reporting now from washington. >> lawmakers are still working on it. >> i want everyo one to know i' willing to get this done but i need dance partner. >> the main sticking point between democrats and republicans continues to be over the threshold of tax increases. president obama campaigned on raising taxes on income over $250,000 while many congressional republicans have pushed back against any tax
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increases. president obama is placing the blame for the impasse on the gop. >> they say that their biggest priority is making sure that we deal with the deficit in a serious way, but the way they're behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. >> reporter: but senators say there is some movement on the issue. >> there's a lot of give and take going on right now, but republicans doan want to see new revenues, in other words, democrat tax increases, beused for new spending. >> the president has said if there is no deal by the end of the day, the senate should draw up legislation to extend the bush-era tax cuts for the middle class. >> there should be an up or down vote. everybody should have a right to vote on that. you know, if republicans don't like it, they can vote no, but i actually think there's a majority support for making sure that middle-class families are held harmless. >> a white house proposal to increase estate taxes also held
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things up over the weekend. even if they pass some sort of legislation today it still has to get through the republican controlled house. terrell? >> not looking so good. danielle nottingham in washington for us. thank you so much. lawmakers have agreeded on a deal for the dramatic spike on milk prices. without a deal milk prices could have doubled next month. the agreement extended the bill for a year. house leaders have not yet agreed to put the bill up for a vote but that could happen as early as today. president obama says gun control will be one of his top priorities during the beginning of his second term. he recalled the deadly shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> the question then becomes, you know, whether we are actually shook up enough by what happened here that it does not just become another one of these routine episodes where it gets a lot of attention for a couple of weeks and then it drifts away. it certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that -- you
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know, that was the worst day of my presidency. >> 20 first graders and six staff members were killed at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown. the president said he was skeptical about an nra proposal to put an armed guard in every school. former president george h.w. bush remains in a houston hospital this morning, but mr. bush was moved back to a regular room on saturday, out of the intensive care unit. he'd spent a week there being treated for a persistent fever. a spokesman says he continues to improve. federal officials are investigating a tour bus crash in eastern oregon that killed at least nine people. the bus driver apparently lost control on an icy road yesterday. the investigators say the bus driver swerved, hit the guardrail, flipped, falling down some 100 feet of a steep embankment. the bus driver survived. more than 20 were injured. the bus was headed from las vegas to vancouver.
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russian investigators are investigating a flight recorder of a russian jet trying to land in moscow. the only people onboard saturday's crew, five were killed. barry petersen reports. >> reporter: the footage from a passing driver shows debris exploding across the moscow highway as a twin jet flight 204 slammed into the ground. authorities said the plane had landed at one of moscow's airports, but for some reason couldn't stop and roared off the end of the runway out of control. the first responders were people in cars who stopped to help. getting one woman out of the wreckage and searching for others. i heard a woman moan, he said, one of the first on the scene. he said he tried to get into the plane to search for survivors. i didn't think about heroism, he said. i just had to try and help. officials said the plane was flying from the czech republic back to moscow with only the crew on board. had it been fully loaded, it would have carried about 210
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passengers. strangers driven only by sadness left flowers as remembrances. authorities say they have the flight data recorders, the so-called black boxes, and hope that will tell them why a routine flight went so suddenly wrong. barry petersen, cbs news, london. we'll take a quick break on this new year's eve. when we come back on the "morning news," cold water rescue. a man crashes on thin ice and so do people who come to his rescue. it's all caught on tape. plus, if you've got a holiday gift to return, you'll find out the one thing you need easier. that's coming up next on the "morning news." ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ [ mouse clicks ] four, three, two. >> happy new year. you missed it. it's over. no, i'm kidding. that's the final rehearsal before tonight's big celebration in times square.
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fwhashlgs 12 that ball, 12 feet in diameter and covered in 2,600 waterford crystal triangles. several hundred thousand people are expected to pack times square in new york city to watch the countdown this evening. "cbs moneywatch" time now on a monday morning. ford drives up sales and a key to returning your holiday gifts. i can't wait to hear this, miss ashley morrison. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, terrell. strong growth in china fueled markets there. the shanghai composite index gained more than 1.5% while hong kong's hang seng lost a fraction and tokyo's nikkei was closed for the holiday. it will be another short week on wall street because of new year's and promises to be another volatile week especially if no deal is reached on the fiscal cliff. on friday the dow dropped 158 points while the nasdaq fell 25 points. ford motor's had another banner year. the automaker says they sold 2.2 million vehicles here in the u.s. in 2012.
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that's up from 2.1 million last year. the ford focus is their most popular model. this is the second year in a row ford has topped 2 million in sales, the only u.s. company to do that. there may not be many happy returns this year, especially if you don't have your receipt. the national retail federation says $63 billion worth of presents will be taken back to stores, but receipted could be vital because many stores are tightening rules on refunds and exchanges. and hollywood had a record-setting year at the box office with almost $1 billion in ticket sales. this weekend "the hobbit" came in at the top for a third week in a row, pulling in nearly $33 million. quentin tarantino's "django unchained" finished strong in second with more than $30 million and the musical "les miserables" came in at third place.
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if you don't have any plans for new year's eve, you can always go see a movie. >> i was going to say, you can't go wrong with that plan. >> quite a buffet. i have no plans. >> let's go, ashley. >> it's a date. i'll buy the popcorn. >> thanks. i'll get the tickets. ashley morrison here in new york. thank you is so much. up next, your monday morning weather. and rg3 and the redskins crush the playoff dreams. [ dog barking ] ♪ [ female announcer ] life is full of little tests, but your basic paper towel can handle them. especially if that towel is bounty basic. the towel that's durable, and scrubbable. in this lab demo, bounty basic is stronger than the leading bargain brand. everyday life? bring it with bounty basic. the strong but affordable picker-upper... now costs even less. the strong but affordable picker-upper... ( ♪ ) for those nights when it's more than a bad dream, be ready.
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country. in new york, sun and clouds, 38. partly sunny in miami, 75. mostly cloudy in chicago, 33. rain in dallas, 48. mostly sunny in l.a. 60 degrees. let's check your national forecast. the wet and soggy end of the year for most of the country. expect snow in kansas, missouri, and the ohio valley. some areas could get as much as 6 inches. rain and thunderstorms travel through oklahoma, most of texas, and the lower mississippi valley. light snow will fall in parts of the northeast and subfreezing temperatures move into sections of the midwest. in sports they wrapped up a do or die game. rg3 as he's called, robert griffin iii scores a touchdown for the skins but it was rookie alfred morris who torched dallas, 200 yards and three t.d.s. the redskins eliminate the
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cowboys, 28-13. washington hosting the seahawks in the wild-card game next week. the cowboys' season is over. he picked up 199 yards, finishing the season with 2,096 yards. that's nine yards short of eric dickerson's single-season rushing record. peterson is only the second player to get 2,000 yards in a season. vikings top the packers. 37-34. they face green bay again next week in the playoffs. the comeback of peyton manning is complete. facing some amazing acrobatic receivers manning threw for 302 yards and 2 touchdowns to stomp the chiefs. they now get home field advantage throughout the afc playoffs. and coach chuck pagano was back on the sidelines for his first game since beating cancer. pagano getting the standing "o" at the start of the game. third quarter, he streaks up the
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middle. look at this guy. that's 101 yards for a touchdown. fourth quarter, andrew luck. 70 yards. colts, 28-16 over houston. they face baltimore in next week's wild-card game. when we come back, throwing a waterline. an icy lake gives way.
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an early morning fire destra home in the excelsior distr what was found inside that the fight extra tricky. plus: hillary clinton hospitlized. the major health scare for the secrety of state. and over the cliff? with less than 24 hours to . 90 percent of american works face an automatic tax hike. a deal be reached? join us for cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning... beginng at 4:30. good morning. it's monday,,,
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here's the look at the weather in some cities toward country. washington, sun and clouds, 44. partly sunny in atlanta, 54. snow in st. louis, 37. denver, 24. cloudy in seattle, 41 degrees. top stories now on this monday morning. secretary of state hillary clinton being treated for a blood clot at a new york city hospital. she was admitted yesterday. doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up examination for a concussion.
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clinton sustained when she fell earlier this monday. and there's still no deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. vice president joe biden is now involved in the negotiations, but senate republicans and democratic leaders remain at odds over key issues such as higher tax rates and the inheritance tax. thousands turned out all across india to remember the woman who died during a gang rape. they promised to keep fighting against rape and sex-related crimes. they're also demanding the six men accused face the death penalty. her body was cremated yesterday. here in new york, a woman accused of pushing a man to his death on the subway tracks is being charged with a hate crime. the 31-year-old told police she shoved the man because she thought he was muslim and laughed so hard during her arraignment the judge ordered her to stop. she's undergoing a psychiatric examination and held without bail. in southern california a day
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of fun on a frozen lake turned into a dangerous rescue effort as one man fell on the ice. carter evans has the story. it was all caught on tape. >> reporter: it was a rare christmas experience in the mountains above los angeles. fresh snow and ice for people who rarely see it. so despite the warning signs -- >> look at that big crack. is that a big crack next to him right there? >> reporter: few seemed concerned until -- >> we saw his arms flailing. someone said he can't swim. then it just turned into panic. >> reporter: michelle and mickey herman were there with a camera. at first all they could do was watch in horror as a man who rushed to help fell through the ice. then another. six would-be rescuer in all were now in the icy waters. >> it was hard to watch, it really was. we saw that guy go under three times and the third time we
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didn't think he was coming back up. >> call 911 right now. >> reporter: the victims clamored for inner tubes to stay afloat. from the shore onlookers including the hermans tried to toss a lifeline. after several failed attempts, everyone made it to safety. the man who fell first had been in the frigid water for nearly ten minutes. >> we were just really thankful when they got out. it was christmas day. we were thinking of this man being, you know, in the cold water and may die here. >> reporter: bystanders shed their own clothes to help the victims. a heart-warming end to a lesson on thin ice. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. >> i wouldn't have even been out there. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," an update on the fiscal cliff negotiations and a look back at the top stories of 2012 in the world of health and medicine. that and so much more coming up a little bit later on "cbs this morning." i'm terrell brown in new york on this new year's eve. this is the "cbs morning news."
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many americans hit the mall for some post-holiday bargains this weekend, but since the recession malls have struggled to regularly attract shoppers. as jeff glor reports, though, mega retail centers are being reinvented. >> reporter: the camino nuevo charter academy in los angeles used to be a drab mini mall. now this elementary school is a colorful anchor to a new street. a shuttered super kmart in the north atlanta suburbs has been born again as his hands, a megachurch that seats 1,500 worshippers. and in seattle these unused parking fields transformed from dirt into thornton place, a residential community with a park, movie theater, and a bus station nearby. burt gregory's firm designed thornton place to be more green
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and less dependent on cars. >> you can walk to get your services. you can walk to the transit stop. you're actually using physical activity to move around. >> reporter: while there are still more than 1,500 enclosed malls in the u.s., only two new ones have been built since 2009. >> an opportunity for designers, architects, and planners to be innovative again. >> reporter: june williamson, an architecture professor at the university of new york has written two books about our changing landscapes. >> it comes down to making living spaces more liveable for everyone, more walkable, economically productive and more environmentally sound and resilient. >> reporter: take this philadelphia suburb that was home for an underdeveloping mall. the developer demolished half of it, built 400 apartments and created this street. the town's offices moved inside what's left of the mall helping bring foot traffic to remaining stores. >> i think malls are not dead.
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they're evolving. >> reporter: pennsylvania real estate investment trustee ceo joe cordino oversees 13 malls in 14 states. >> this is the only mall in the united states with a town hall as an occupant. >> reporter: which suits the mayor just fine. his 31,000 constituents have a downtown for the first time, a growing restaurant row, a beauty school, and a sports club. >> it really is creating a sense of community and giving people a reason to come here, which was the idea that we wanted from the first place. >> he says one of the 60 enclosed malls that have been retrofitted in the u.s. and 120 more have ced plans to do the jeff glor, cbs news, new york. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest from capitol hill on fiscal cliff negotiations. we'll hear from wyoming senator
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john barrassow. plus a controversial lawsuit in the newtown school shooting brought by the family of a young survivor. and indianapolis colts' coach chuck pagano. that and more coming up later on "cbs this morning." that is the news for this monday morning, new year's eve. appreciate you watching, everybody. take care. i'm terrell brown. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- welcome sed you are? your worst nightmare mr. box.
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>> i'm michelle griego. >> what's your name, meteorologist? >> i know! feels like i haven't been here forever. good morning. just getting up today? the last day of the year, yes, we have a couple of clouds there along the coastline. will that affect your new year's eve party? we'll talk about that coming up. >> we're talking traffic even though we're not expecting a lot of it. here's a live look through milpitas. not a lot of roadwork because caltrans is on a sunda schedule. back to you guys >> thank you. developing news here in the city. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran on the scene of a suspicious fire this morning. she joins us now with the very latest. cate, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. now, i asked the firefighter just afew moments ago why he thought this was a suspicious fire and he says the flames just shot up too quickly too fast. we understand now that an investigation will continue but we are learning that residents admitted to having ll


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