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congress holds its first hearing on the irs scandal. lawmakers will ask the former head of the agency why conservative groups face stricter tax scrutiny. >> one asked someone to do that. i doubt it was low-level employees in a cincinnati field office. the search for survivors continues after more than a dozen tornadoes roar through north texas. smash, smash, smash! >> the star of a viral video is behind bars. he's now accused of beating a man to death. it's the right time. i believe it's the right time. >> and out on top. soccer star david beckham calls it quits, ending his career on the heels of winning a championship. this is the "cbs morning news"
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for friday, may 17, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. while the former head of the internal revenue service testifies before a congressional hearing today, steven miller will likely face harsh questioning about the targeting of conservative groups. miller was forced out of the agency on wednesday and yesterday one of his top aides resigned as the scandal continues to grow. susan mcginnis is in washington. >> reporter: good morning. miller will be on capitol hill answering questions for hours today. at the top of their list, why he knew this unfair targeting of conservative groups was going on, he either denied it or dodged the questions on several occasions. former acting irs commissioner steven miller is expected to be the key witness on capitol hill this morning as hearings begin
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into irs misconduct. lawmakers will ask miller why he knew but repeatedly failed to tell congress that the agency had singled out conservative political groups for extra scrutiny. >> these people were not treated fairly. that was wrong. somebody must be held accountable. >> reporter: congress also wants to know who first ordered the policy and who allowed it to continue. in a report released this week, the treasury department's inspector general said after six months of investigation, we could not specifically determine who had been involved in creating the criteria. president obama says it was only last week that he learned about the extra scrutiny given to tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status. >> the minute i found out about it, then my main focus is making sure we get the thing fixed. >> reporter: lawmakers want more than a fix. house speaker john boehner is calling for criminal charges. >> i want to know how this happened, who was responsible for it. somebody made a decision to do this.
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ing and i doubt that it were some low-level employees in a cincinnati field office. >> reporter: white house budget official daniel werfel will take over the embattled tax agency through the end of september. and the president is dismissing the idea of appointing a special prosecutor. he says between congress and the department of justice, they should be able to figure out who is responsible for this. >> susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. uzbekistan living in idaho is to appear in federal court to face terrorism charges. fazliddin kurbanov is charged with providing support to a terrorist organization working to overthrow the uzbek government. he was arrested yesterday. federal officials say he was helping a group build a weapon of mass destruction. he is the only person charged and authorities say any potential threat was ended with his arrest. recovery operations resume this morning in north texas where 16 tornadoes killed at
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least six people and caused extensive damage. in all, hundreds of homes were destroyed or damages. one of the hardest hit areas was granbury, texas. the storm that hit that area had winds up to 200 miles an hour. anna warner reports. >> reporter: this disaster does not discriminate. the string of tornadoes laid waste to mansions and mobile homes over a six-county area. >> look straight up! >> oh, my god! >> reporter: the twister started touching down at 5:30 in the evening, just as many families were eating dinner. a 26-minute warning is credited with saving lives. >> get to your safe room now. >> reporter: the basball size hail came first. then winds approaching 200 miles per hour. there were 110 homes in this subdivision, 97 of them were effected, 19 destroyed. this is what the rancho brazos neighborhood looked like before the tornado. this is what's left.
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even trees were obliterated. frank lives in the working class neighborhood. >> i have four young ones. i threw all the furniture around and put them underneath everything and threw the rest of the furniture on top of them, along with some mattresses and stuff. >> reporter: homes were stripped down to their concrete slab foundations. residents are being kept out because propane tanks may be leaking. county commissioner steve berry -- >> people have lost everything. the sad tragedy here is six families will never be able to recover from this. they've lost loved one. >> reporter: some of the homes destroyed were built by the charity habitat for humanity. one home was set to be presented to a new low-income family this coming weekend. anna warner, "cbs morning news," granbury, texas. another army officer has been relieved of his duties of a sexual assault prevention program this time at ft. campbell in, kentucky.
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darin haas turned himself in. he's charged with violating a protection order requested by his ex-wife. they're involved in a contention divorce and child custody battle. he is the third service member to be removed from a sexual assault prevention program this month. sexual assault in the military is on the front burner in washington. the president discussed the issue with military leaders yesterday, but as david martin reports, there are no clear solutions. >> reporter: in a classic washington photo op, the commander in chief called in the top uniformed and civilian leaders of the military to order a crackdown on sexual assault. >> we will not stop until we've seen this scourge from what is the greatest military in the world eliminated. >> reporter: the pentagon delegation included only one female, which perhaps explains why women feel the military just doesn't get it. last week air force chief of staff general mark welch seemed to equate sexual assault with
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the indiscretions of youth. >> some of it is the hook-up mentality of high school and junior high school students now. >> blaming a civilian hook-up culture for the epidemic does nothing but contribute to victim-blaming, excusing perpetrators, and it belittles the serious nature of these crimes. >> reporter: former air force sergeant, jennifer norris, a former rape victim, says the system is rigged against low ranking service members. >> commanders responsible for the resolution of these cases are far too often biased in favor of the often higher ranking perpetrators. >> reporter: norris spoke at a press conference in which senator gillibrand pushed legislation that would allow victims to bypass their commanders. >> if you're ever going to change the culture, you're going to need to say cases that actually investigated, brought to trial and convictions. >> reporter: how do you make that happen? >> allow them to report directly
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to a military lawyer, a trained prosecutor, someone who understands sexual assault and is the one who will do the investigation and then decide whether or not to bring it to trial. >> reporter: david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. coming up on "the morning news" an internet hero turned murder suspect. kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker, is under arrest. this is the "cbs morning news." hatchet-wielding hitchhiker is under arrest. [ sneezes ] [ male announcer ] if you have yet to master the quiet sneeze... ♪ [ sneezes ] [ male announcer ] you may be an allergy muddler. try zyrtec®. it gives you powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin® because zyrtec® starts working at hour 1 on the first day you take it. claritin® doesn't start working until hour 3. [ sneezes ] [ male announcer ] zyrtec®. love the air. [ female announcer ] this week only, save up to $17 on zyrtec® products. see sunday's newspaper.
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they say statements on mcgillvary's facebook page suggest the encounter between the two men was sexual in nature. mcgillvary had used his celebrity to meet fans across the country. now he's being held on $3 million bail. and bill gates is again the richest man in the world. the microsoft co-founder is valued at over $72 billion, due to microsoft stock hitting a record high this week, increasing gates' fortune by $10 billion. gates left the company five years ago to work on philanthropy. on the "cbs moneywatch" -- more losses for jcpenney and the powerball jackpot grows. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning. >> good morning to you. asian markets edged up. adding to recent gains. tokyo's nikkei gained 0.5%. shanghai rose more than 1%. while the hang seng was closed for a holiday. wall street stocks stumbled on signs of a slowing economy
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and comments from a fed official the central bank could end the bond-buying program by summer. the dow ended 42 point lower at the close on thursday. the nasdaq lost six points. jcpenney's troubles have deepened, reporting a 16% drop in first quarter revenue yesterday. they are struggling to recover from the strategies of ousted ceo ron johnson. the company's stock fell almost 2% in after-hours trading. dell's first quarter earnings plunged 79%. revenue was down 2%. dell's problem is the big shift by consumers from personal computers to smartphones and tablets. the stock fell 1.5% in after-hours trading. a labor group says foxconn apple's largest supplier, is improving conditions for its workers in china. the fair labor association says factory workers are working 49 hours per week, that's down from 60 hours, but it is still 9 hours more than the legal limit in china. foxconn and apple have faced
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criticism over conditions at these chinese plants. toilet paper is in short supply in venezuela. consumers have been grabbing it off store shelves and stocking up. the government will import 50 million rolls of the bath tissue. it blamed the shortage on anti-government forces trying to destabilize venezuela. and there's no shortage of people, though, with dreams of striking it rich. the powerball jackpot surged to $550 million. it is expected to break last year's $587 million prize. the drawing is tomorrow. lottery officials do expect powerball jackpots to get even bigger, due in part to the game being redesigned, allowing more prizes to be awarded. i don't know about you, but i'm getting in on this. >> i'll be contributing to that jackpot. ashley morrison here in new york, thank you. straight ahead -- end it like beckham. the international soccer star announces he's leaving the game.
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>> reporter: the soccer player who has the most famous face of the world's most popular game and who parlaid that fame into a commercial empire is hanging up his golden boots at 34 years old. and some boots they were. >> beckham has scored for england! >> they always say they -- you know when you're ready. and i think i know when i'm ready. you know, i think i'm ready. >> reporter: his fame was such there was a movie named after him, bend it like beckham", drew a generation of girls to the game and celebrate the his skill at curving the ball. as the main character said -- >> no one can cross the ball or bend it like beckham. >> reporter: he showed anderson cooper of "60 minutes" how he did it. >> if you put it in the exact spot where you want it, there's no way the goalkeeper's going to get there. like that. >> reporter: bend it like beckham, brand it like beckham, bank it like beckham. he not only had an eye for the goal, he had an eye for the jackpot.
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they didn't call him golden balls for nothing. there seemed to be nothing his image couldn't sell. his fortune from endorsements as much as from playing, runs into the hundreds of millions. his next hairstyle was as anticipated as his next goal. he chose his looks well and chose his wife well. ♪ i tell you what i want what i really really want ♪ >> reporter: what he really, really wanted was posh spice of the spice girls. posh and becks and their boys became britain's other royal family. they live in beckhamton palace. his last team won the french league this year. with the team before that, the l.a. galaxy, he won the major league soccer title. before that, real madrid were champions. and his english club, manchester united, seems to win all the time. nobody went out a winner like david beckham. >> it's nice to go out like that.
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you know, i think people look back and, you know, it's written, you know, it's simple, you're leaving as a champion. and i think that's why i think it's the right time. >> reporter: nobody, it seems, can end it like beckham. mark phillips, cbs news, london. when we return, could the knicks keep their nba playoff hopes alive? and a home plate homecoming with a twist. this is the "cbs morning news." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs morning news" sponsored by digestive advantage. daily probiotic for digestive health. maybe today you'll run some errands,
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warriors last night. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:3 good morning. it's friday, ,,,, here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, partly sunny. thunderstorms in atlanta and st. louis today. denver, partly sunny with a high of 86. and seattle, a chance of showers, 64 the high.
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time for a check of the national forecast. scattered thunderstorms will stretch from the upper midwest down through the mississippi valley and out to the ohio valley. much of the northeast will be dry and pleasant. isolated showers are possible, though, across the southern appalachians and the carolinas as well as georgia. rain is likely from southern oregon to eastern california to the northern rockies. in sports now, the san antonio spurs are heading back to the western conference finals. tony parker scores 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter. and the spurs hold off a late rally by golden state to win 94-82. san antonio takes the series 4-2. and the knicks stay alive against the pacers. carmelo anthony scores 28 points as new york wins 85-75. indiana still holds a 3-2 series edge, though. both nhl playoff games finished dramatically thursday
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night. the l.a. kings trailing san jose with less than two minutes to play when dustin brown ties the game up, and then just 22 seconds later, trevor lewis scores the go-ahead goal. the kings win 4-3 and lead the series 2-0. the bruins take game one of their series with the rangers when brad marchand scores the game-winner. boston wins 3-2 in overtime. finally, a homecoming at home plate at last night's tampa bay rays game. lieutenant colonel will adams' family thought they were getting a videotaped message from the afghan war vet. but when his 9-year-old daughter threw out the ceremonial first pitch, she didn't realize her dad was disguised as the catcher until he took his mask off. it was adams first time seeing his family since his one-year tour in afghanistan came to an end. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," country star tim mcgraw. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
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six americans were killed in a suicide bombing in the capital of afghanistan thursday in the deadliest attack in kabul in two months. as u.s. combat troops prepare to withdrawal from that country at the end of next year, there are questions about the readiness of afghan security forces. charlie d'agata reports from southern afghanistan. >> reporter: u.s. troops may be pulling back from other parts of afghanistan, but not here. >> and you are a lieutenant as as well, i see? >> reporter: lieutenant wil nieves from spanish ft. utah were going to search for roadside bombs, but first he needed to round up his afghan partners. >> check around there, ask if he can send some guys with us. >> reporter: with u.s. helicopters providing
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cover, the platoon follow the afghan soldiers. afghans in the lead isn't just a military doctrine. on foot patrols like this, it is a daily reality. afghans out in front, backed up by american soldiers. >> batteries? >> reporter: about two miles into the patrol, there is a problem. >> you have batteries? >> reporter: the afghan soldiers had forgotten batteries for their mine detector and needed u.s. help. the american soldiers didn't say a word, but we could sense their frustration. here ieds, hidden roadside bombs, are a lethal threat. while the handful of afghan soldiers spread out ahead, u.s. troops were more cautious. step by step, they carefully followed a path marked by powder. when the mine sweeper detected a possible threat, it was marked with a warning to steer clear. >> the main thing is just to stay in a file, stay right behind one another. >> reporter: is that the case, even when you're taking fire? >> yeah.
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they know that, you know -- we've been here for a long time. they know our tactics. they know if they shoot at us, we're seek cover. a lot of times that's where they post ieds. right now we're just trying not to get blowed up, basically. >> reporter: the strategy of putting afghan forces in the lead is supposed to mean u.s. troops stay out of local villages. that's not what we saw. u.s. troops visited at least once a day to back up their afghan partners. >> this is 46, over. >> reporter: the taliban is still a threat. >> here this is considered hostile. >> reporter: with fighting season under way, while u.s. troops team up with their afghan partners, the thought of an american withdrawal seems a distant idea. charlie d'agata, cbs news, afghanistan. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning" a preview of today's hearing on
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the irs controversy. we'll get the latest from capitol hill. plus, new details on the arrest of an alleged cia spy in russia. we'll see how the case is ratcheting up tensions. and gayle sits down with country music star, tim mcgraw. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ve a great day. ,,,,
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >> well, hi, everyone. good morning. it's friday! it's may 17. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 4:29. i like how you say, it's friday! >> feels good, doesn't it?
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>> ready for the weekend. >> this weekend is going to be great. the weather is shaping us nice. breezy in spots around the bay area. temperatures starting out in the 40s and 50s. much warmer weather on the way. we'll talk about that coming up. >> we had some overnight roadwork this morning on southbound 880 between high street and 66. this is a live look close to the oakland coliseum. so we'll have much more traffic and weather together here every 10 minutes. >> every 10 minutes. >> every 10 minutes-ish. >> thanks, elizabeth. breaking news now from the east bay. a double fatal shooting brought traffic to a stop in oakland overnight. it happened on northbound interstate 880 at jackson street. shots were fired into a white porsche. the driver was found dead inside the car and a passenger who was also killed was on the road after being ejected. >> we have multiple witnesses on scene that are providing us with statements that will give us investigative leads to follow up on. we're also asking that if anyone was traveling in th


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