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i've let down our constituents. i've let down my family. >> congressman trey radel takes a leave of absence. the former republican stepping aside after pleading guilty to cocaine possession. >> so guilty in your mind of nothing. >> i feel like i should be there opening day. >> a-rod. he walks out of a hearing on his drug suspension and president obama gives 16 extraordinary americans the nation's highest civilian award. captioning funded by cbs
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this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 21st, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, congressman trey radel says he let down his country, his family, and his constituents. radel pleaded guilty to drug possession but is not resigning from congress. instead he's taking a year off effective immediately. susan mcginnis from washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. radel said he wants to continue serving his country. on wednesday he said he struggles with drugs and alcohol abuse and says he sees this charge as an opportunity to get help. late last night congressman trey radel apologized for his cocaine arrest and announced he's taking a leave of absence to seek treatment for substance abuse. >> i do believe in faith, forgiveness, and redemption, and i hope to come out of this a stronger man, a better man for
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all of you. >> radel was less talk aive earlier in the day as he was led into a washington, d.c., court to face a charge. he pleaded guilty to buying cocaine from an undercover officer. he' he'll con contribute $250 to a compensation fund and be on probation for a year. >> he's destroying his own family. if he's destroying his own family, what does he care about us? >> i'm trey radel and this is our baby and my wife jude. >> he says she's at home caring for their young child. >> she's stuck with me and will continue to stick with me. she is my rock. >> radel said he'll donate his salary to charity during his absence.
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anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. a delegation of state insurance commission mers told president obama to tell people they could keep their insurance plans for a year could result in higher premiums. meanwhile a poll shows there's sinking support for the president. just 32% of those asked approve of how the president is handling health care. and mr. obama's approval rating is 37%. the lowest of his presidency. a suspected u.s. droeb drone strike killed six pakistanis. the strike was in northwest pakistan but outside the remote tribal region the drones usually strike. the afghans attacked were a members of a group, a feared militant group and a taliban ally. this morning in afghanistan, a 3,000-member council of elders
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is considering a proposed security pac between the u.s. and afghanistan. it would frame the future u.s. involvement in afghanistan. charlie d'agata is in london with the details. charlie, good morning. >> good morning to you, anne-marie. afghan president hamid karzai addressed them early will this morning the way we expect the p out in afghanistan, especially in front of a council of tribal elders who know better. they said they should support the security pac. 9,000 troops with an additional number o nato troops making up maybe 15,000. the agreement gives jurisdiction
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to the troops. they're scheduled to meet in five days. whatever decision they come to will come to the afghan par lament and, of course, signed off by the obama administration. >> thank you, charlie. back in this country now, starting june 1st, same-sex couples can apply for a marriage license in illinois. yesterday illinois became the 16th state to legalize the same-sex marriage. they signed the legislation into law on a desk once used by abraham lincoln. the debt paced the desk on valentine's day. illinois legalized same-sex marriages back on march 11th. alice sis christoforous is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, alexis. >> good morning, anne-marie. there are indications that the federal reserve may be closer to scaling back its economic stimulus program. minutes of the fed's meeting
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last month were released yesterday and members agreed they would like to start reducing their bond purchases in the coming months if the job market improves. the bond purchases are intended to keep long-term borrowing rates low, but the fed still intends to keep short-term rates low. the fed's stimulus program had been a key driver of this year's stock market surge and after the fed minutes were released stocks fell. the dow jones industrial average ended the day 66 points lower. the nasdaq composite lost 10. slow manufacturing growth in china sent asian markets lower. hong kong's hang seng lost half a percent and norfolk owe's nikkei bucked the trend jumping 2%. two trade groups representing u.s. and europe. back in april the collapse of a factory complex killed workers and a factory fire killed over 100 workers. it supplies such retailers, the
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gap, walmart, and h&m. the government is requiring that all new tour buses and buses that carry passengers on scheduled routes between cities have seat belts. the national highway traffic safety administration says an average of 21 people in those buss are killed each year in those accidents. it's believed the accident could reduce the number of deaths in half. and there was encouraging news on retail sales. the commerce department shows that retail sales rose 4%. this is make-or-break time for retailers. sales in november and december count up to 40% of revenue for store operators. and about a third of americans say they will do some holiday shopping over the thanksgiving weekend. black friday remains the most popular day to shop, but a cbs news poll finds 76% of americans should be closed on thanksgiving. just 2% of those asked say they
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will shop on thanksgiving. anne-marie, if you're like me, you'll stay away from the stores all thanksgiving weekend. >> you got it. i do not like the crowds. i do like my computer. you can do plenty of shopping online. >> it's my best friend this time of year. >> alexis christoforous in at the new york stock change. an evacuation slide infla inside a jetblue plane and takes down a crew member. this is the "cbs morning news." down a crew member. this is the "cbs morning news." wcña woah! what? it's called a smoky eye. [ female announcer ] you may not be the best at new trends but you know what's best for your kids. so we listened when you said gogurt should have only natural colors and flavors and no high fructose corn syrup. thanks, mom. is there a lot of worry building up around a daily problem?yrup.
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to make an evvacuatioevacuation. the evacuation slide burst open inside the plane pinning a flight attendant. a flight attendant was able to puncture the slide freeing the trapped man. chip reid reports. >> reporter: it began as a routine flight as jetblue 1256 tyke off from ft. myers, florida, heading for boston with 73 passengers and four crew members on board. but about ten minutes into the flight suddenly the emergency evacuation slide at the left front of the plane just behind the cockpit deployed, expanding across the aisle into the front alley. an emergency was declared and the plane was diverted and laddet at yornd international airport and passengers landed safely through the rear door. the widely used passenger jet was taken out of service for inspection. the national transportation safety board is investigating. the sudden deployment of an evacuation slide inside an airplane during flight is rare but not unprecedented.
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in fact, in july 2008 it happened inside then senator barack obama's presidential campaign plane. no one was injured. chip reid, cbs news, washington. amtrak is apologizing after a train got lost outside philadelphia. the train with 130 passengers left philadelphia for new york last thursday. a mechanical problem forced the crew to move the engine from the back to the front. they lost their way trying to turn around. the passengers did eventually make it to new york. amtrak calls it a rare mistake. and japan is growing, literally. the eruption of an under sea volcano created a new island on wednesday. a plume of smoke and ash billowed into the sky on the tiny land mass. experts say it's possible the new island would sink back into the sea. japan is made up of an estimated 6,000 islands. straight ahead, a-rod's anger. the yankee star storms out of a
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grievance hearing on his suspension for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs. the new york yankees star was enraged that major league baseball commissioner bud selig was not called to testify. rodriguez is trying to overturn the 211-game ban. after leaving in the middle of the hearing, rodriguez went on a new york sports radio station. he denied using p.e.d.s and obstructing baseball's investigation and said selig has a personal vendetta against him. >> 100% is personal. i think it's about his legacy and it's about my legacy. and he's trying to destroy me. by the way, he's retiring in 2014 and to put me on his big mantel on the way out, that's a helluva trophy. >> rodriguez said selig has never testified in the history of the drug history. rodriguez was scheduled to testify on friday.
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he said he will not return to the hearings. in other baseball news the texas rangers and detroit tigers have agreed to a blockbuster trade. the tigers are sending first baseman prince fielder to texas in change for ian kinsler. they signed him to a nine-year, $214 million contract two years ago. kinsler just completed the first season of a 5-year, $75 million deal. detroit is also sending $30 million to texas, but the move could end up saving the tigers $75 million in the long run. and the 2014 olympics are once again in doubt for lindsey vonn. the gold medalist partially tore a ligament in her knee when she crashed during training run this week. it's the same knee she had surgically repaired nine months ago. vonn's publicist says she'll rest and then go into physical therapy. in the nba, soent scores a win. tony parker scores 19 points as the spurs hand boston their fourth straight loss.
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san antonio wins, 104-93. and make it eight in a row for the portland trail blazers as well. lamarcus aldridge scores 21 points, and damian lillard adds 19 as portland sends milwaukee to its sixth loss in a row, 91-82. when we return, we'll take a look at the weather. and this year's medal recipients as they were honored at the white house. ♪ ♪
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♪ [ female announcer ] with five perfectly sweetened whole grains... you can't help but see the good. commute... that followed. an elderly bay area man is pulled off a plane... in north korea... minutes befo taking off. a search for answers this morning three weeks after t war veteran was detained. and a local high school und pressure to change its nati american mascot makes its decision. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:3 good morning. it's thursday, ,,,,
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., sunny today with a high of 53. atlanta, mostly cloudy and rain in st. louis. snow in denver today. the high 26. sunshine in seattle. time now for a check of the national forecast. a wintry mix of snow and rain moves into the midwest today. rain is forecast from the great lakes to texas. most of the south will be dry,
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but there will be scattered showers across louisiana and arkansas. scattered showers are expected in los angeles and san diego, and most of the northeast will be dry but cold. president obama honored john f. kennedy almost 50 years after his assassination on wednesday. the president was joined at arlington national cemetery by bill clinton. former first lady hillary clinton and first lady michelle obama held hands in front of the graveside. they placed the wreath in front of the grave site and then held their hands on their hearts for the playing of "taps." >> reporter: president obama presented one of his pred serieses with the highest medal of honor, the medal of freedom to 16 recipients including bill clinton.
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>> reporter: president obama presented one of his predecessors with one of the country's highest honors, the medal of freedom. >> saved hundreds of millions of people. >> he also highlighted oprah winfrey's global work and acknowledged her for not changing her name. >> her bosses told her she should change her name to suzie. i have to pause here to say i got the same advice. >> reporter: gloria steinem inspired millions of women and former honoree sally ride was reaching for the stars. president obama praised hall of famer ernie banks for his optimism the cubs would win the series. >> and that's serious belief. that is something that even a white sox fan can respect. >> reporter: senator daniel inouye's wife accepted his medal of honor and medal of freedom. tara mergener, cbs news, the white house. and eat your nuts.
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service dogs are trained to help people with disabilities, and not just the blind but some people are passing off their pets as these specialized dogs, and as carter evans reports, it could create problems for those who really need the services. >> reporter: by the time they're puppies, service dogs are rigorously trained to help those who need it the most to get in places where no pets are allowed. the dogs are identified by the vests they wear, but since it's not illegal to buy these vests, it's easy for imposters to go online. susan lee vick is national director of canine companions for independents. >> this is bambi. this one has a seal saying department of justice. there was never any vision of
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this outcome. this just sort of explosion of have a vest, wear a vest, go anywhere you want with a pet. nobody saw that. >> i always thought someone with a service dog was someone with a really, really profound disability. >> but your disability isn't that obvious. >> correct. >> peter morgan has a spinal disorder that makes it nearly impossible for him to bend. he teaches kids with special needs, his dog constantly at the ready. peter says he never doubted his need for a service dog until recently. >> in the last two years it's become very prevalent. the question and the looks. there's been a radical shift. i think there's a huge shift. >> reporter: now wherever he goes -- >> restaurants, movie cinemas -- >> -- he cease fakes. at a recent dinner out -- >> -- there was another dog that
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to even a casual observer it was not a service dog. >> did it have a vest? >> he had a vest. and the dog's owner pulled him aside and said it's really neat we can bring these docks in here and get away with it, you know, because my dog's not a service dog and neither is yours. said you have absolutely no idea what you're doing. >> there's a growing call to penalize people who try to pass off pets as service dogs but few agree on how it should be enforced. advocates for the disabled say the biggest problem may be ignorance. bringing your pet dog out into a public place harms that person with disability the right to live an independent life. they should stop it. >> reporter: he's been kicked out of restaurants when other dogs act up. >> are they saying you're an imposter? i felt like that. people doing this should take a long deep breath and think about how they're affecting less abled people than themselves.
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>> reporter: that, he says, would provide the most valuable service. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," kennedy cousin michael skakel learns today whether he'll be free from jail on bail. we'll get analysis. plus the rise of so-called knockout games that involve attacks on unsuspecting people. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning, everyone. it's thursday, november 21. i'm michelle griego. >> it's not only thursday, it is a feel-good thursday according to lawrence karnow, who is talking about rain. >> i do feel great! we're that much closer to
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friday. >> you're so happy. >> of course! it's been raining! there is more rain out there now. our hi-def doppler radar is showing you some pretty impressive downpours, continuing through livermore into parts of the east bay. you will see that scattered about. when will it end? we'll let you know coming up. >> even with the wet weather, things are quiet no major accidents. here's a live look at the slick conditions if you are heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza. already, some slight delays coming into san francisco and there is some roadwork on the ine. so much more on the morning commute coming up. >> thank you, liz. new this morning a driver of a utility truck led rohnert park and chp on a high-speed clays on a southbound 101. it began around 1:30 a.m. on golf course drive when officers tried to pull over a utility truck because a headlight was out. the driver sped off. spike strips caused the truck to hit an suv. the driver bailed from the car, ran on foot. officers tackled him


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