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making news on this monday, october 11th. >> campaign mode, the president chris crosses the country this week, hoping to engage democratic voters with time running out. north korea's show of force. introducing the new leader who will have his finger on the nuclear trigger. our reporter is in the north korean capital. and ready for rescue. the weekend breakthrough at the chilean mine. the 2 1/2-month ordeal that is almost over. good morning, everybody. and happy columbus day. i'm rob nell soon.
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>> and i'm mike marusarz sitting in for vinita nair. the president is kicking off the complain swing with weeks away. >> democratic seats are most at risk in five states, including pennsylvania. that's where the president spoke over the weekend. emily submit is joining us. >> today, the president is going to head to miami, key meeting of the democratic national committee then he's off to continue what will be a very busy week on this campaign trail. >> reporter: first stop, philadelphia, the a scene that will be repeated in at least ten states this week alone. president obama, the vice president and even the first lady all headlining rallies meant to energize the base, especially the youth vote. >> let's show washington one more time, change doesn't come from the top. it comes from the bottom. >> reporter: but that message say harder sale than two years ago, especially for democrats in house.
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a respected political report just listed 12 incumbent house members most likely to lose. and democrats see a wave of republican money which they blame on a supreme court ruling ending restrictions on campaign spending by corporations. >> money overall is tilted in republicans' favor. >> reporter: now a blistering democratic ad accusing republicans of hiding contributions. >> they won't release any information about where they're campaign mon is coming from. and that's at the core of the problem here. >> this say desperate political ploy from the white house to distract attention from the failed economic policies. >> reporter: president on a cross sprint for the election just 22 days away. and the spread going to talk to some of the nation's mayors and governors. the plan is as touted as something that will help put the
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unemployed back to work. rob and mike? >> let mely schmidt live in washington. one republican candidate not expected to oust the democrats is new york's carl paladino. paladino boasted that he had boycotted new york's gay pride parade and then turned to examples of what parents should show children. >> sky don't want them to be brainwashed that they thing that homosexuality is an equally valid action. it isn't. >> his approach is to live and let live but has vowed as governor, he would veto any bill that could legalize gay marriage or civil unions. a republican congressman from ohio is also finding himself in hot water. rich ihop wore a nazi uniform.
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the next leader of north korea has made his public debut at the largest military parade in that country's history. kim jong-un is the son of kim jong-il. >> reporter: rigid and well rehearsed north korea's formidable parade. i have been to this square many tiles, but i've never been able to get this close to the troops. they've got the navy, airport, infantry, artillery, doctors and nurses. high above the square, the dear leader, a frail-looking kim jong-il, and a few feet away, his song, kim jong-un, now
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unquestionable the leader. what they did do which is new to us, they put the general between the two of them first saluted to kim jong-il and then saluted his son. until recently kim jong-un was an obscurity. he believe to be 27 years old, the youngest the sons. his two older brothers passed over. >> he's most like him in terms of personality, temperament and everything else. just based on that, we're not looking at a different leader, we're looking at sort of a mini-me. >> reporter: he is said to be a fan of american basketball. last year, he began the military career at the lofty rank of now-star general.
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now, he's poised to take the helm of a reclusive rogue state armed with nuclear weapons. bob woodruff, abc news. over the weekend the wife of chinese dissident liu xiaobo joined limited to tell him had he won the nobel peace prize. in 1989, liu xiaobo was a professor who took place in protests. he's been in prison ever since. the stepmother of a missing girl is now believed to be a person of interest in the missing girl's case. at first, investigators considered it a case of stranger abduction, but then they found inconsistencies in the stepmother's story. sea world orlando is celebrating their newest
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arrival, a 750-pound calf born over the weekend. they're monitoring the newborn to make sure it's healthy. the newborn is baby number seven for the mom. the father is the 1,200-pound whale that killed the trainer. and now, showers moving into pittsburgh, new york and philly, thunderstorms around tulsa, houston and kansas city, showers meanwhile in the northern rockies, record highs across the midwest. >> mid-80s in new orleans, and baltimore. 73 in new york. indianapolis hits 82. fargo, 81, and the twin cities, 77. phoenix and sacramento hover around the 90-degree mark. it's just 71 in salt lake city and 59 in seattle. and coming up next, the newest smartphone is ready for today's unveiling but can it
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outsmart the iphone? the excitement is building in chile, above and below ground. freedom could now just be hours away. and did brett favre violate policy by send something racy photos.
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social security recipients will see no increase for the second strait year. this week, the government is expected to announce that
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inflation has not been high enough to trigger a cost of living increase. overseas stocks are higher today. tokyo's nikkei exchange is closed but hong kong's hang seng is higher in late trading. in london the ftse opened higher. and wall street, of course, is closed today for the columbus day holiday. last week, the dow gained 176 points. if you drive, you probably noticed that gas prices are going up. aaa says agasoline is up 20 cents per gallon. >> microsoft is set to unveil the new windows phone 7 today. it has a touch screen and an entirely new operating system. it's also expected to be an xbox game form and the phone is expected in the u.s. and around the world in the next few weeks.
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and for the sbl straight weekend "the social network" was the number one movie. 15 million bucks, "life as we know it" was number two. "secretariat" about that legendary race horse came in third. next, the escape shaft is ready and the wait is almost over. and you've seen christine o'donnell declare she is not a witch and now you can check out the "saturday night live" version. we'll be right back. gotta get! smokey bacon, crispy bacon, tasty bacon! where is it? where is the bacon? tv newscaster: bacon popular, "story at 11. dog: yummy. crunchy. bacon. bacon. bacon. there, in that bag! mom: who wants a beggin' strip!? dog: me! i'd get it myself but i don't have thumbs! yum, yum, yum... it's beggin'! hm... i love you! i love bacon! i love you! i love bacon! i love you! beggin' strips! there's no time #like beggin' time! share the fun at
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about 400 space tourists have put down deposits for ride. wet and windy on i-15 in idaho and montana. also on parts of i-25. and 94 in the northern rockies. gain makes is slick on i-10 and 35 in texas on i-40 from little rock to oklahoma city. wet on i-75 and 80 in the northeast. >> and if you're flying today expect airport delays in kansas city, dallas, houston, detroit and philadelphia. final preparations are being made to free the 33 miners trapped deep underground in chile. >> today, the men started taking aspirin to ward off blood clots. jeffrey kofman reports. >> reporter: geologists found loose rock around the top 300 feet. and that is where the steel casing is going. >> you have here, the winds on
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this structure, that will sustain this wheel. >> reporter: attached to the winch, the rescue capsule. a very cramped 21-inch tube. if all goes according to plan, they will start to bring the men out on wednesday. officials say the miners are on remarkably good spirits. >> we have began talking to them regarding the proper order of rescue. and they are fighting against us yesterday because every one of them wanted to be at the end of the line, not at the beginning. >> reporter: that follows this dramatic moment saturday morning as the rescue drill broke through the cement below. on the surface, a spontaneous celebration agency the drilling team that has worked day and night got the news. the tolling of the bell announced the breakthrough to the family at the makeshift camp that has been their home for the 65 nervous days.
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the miners emerging not only to their families but their families. more than 1,000 media here from 33 different countries. they have come from this remote to report here on this real life drama. because there is so much interest, they are going to offer a live satellite free to any broadcaster around the world. what that means that these 33 men who went into this mountain side august 5th as anonymous miners will be watched by as many as those who watch the academy awards or the world cup. >> and that rescue capsule is expected to rotate 350 degrees from 10 to 12 times as its finally pulled to the surface. police in mexico say they're looking for two brothers in connection with the shooting death of an american jet skier. david hartley hasn't been seen
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his wife reported the attack. at first, the authorities doubted the wife's claims since nobody or jet ski has been found. now, the mexican gofrt has launched a federal investigation into the incident. the number of potentially dangerous mistakes by air traffic controllers has soared over the last year. "the washington post" says air traffic mistakes are up 51% over last year. the real number's even higher because some errors are not included under a new system that encourages controllers to report their mistakes. sill, the faa says that air travel is safer than ever. brett favre and the vikings are taking on the jets tonight. favre is accused of bringing lewd pictures to a jets sideline reporter who used to work for the jets jenn sterger. favre who was also married also
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pursued two female massage therapists. nfl is investigating. good morning, i'm steve weissman with the espn news update. we begin with the phillies looking to close out the redsed in the nlds. top five, up 1-0, chase utley, deep to right center, that ball is gone. bottom of the ninth, same score, reds down to their final out. hammel going for the complete game shutout gets scott rolen swinging. hammel gets it done as the phillies get 2-0 and sweep the reds. the giants and braves. top one. giants down 2-1. to right. and he will score easily. the giants tie the game at 2-2. the next batter, buster posey, the rookie. a little chopper to second and brooks conrad lets it go between
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the wreckage. his third error of the game. freddy sanchez scores. posey pumped. brian wilson in to close it out. nate mclouth to second. and the giants second baseman knows what to do with it, freddy sanchez, ball game. take a 3-2 series lead. >> how about football? redskins/packers in overtime. graham ganno, yes, sir. that's a look at your espn news highlights. i'm steve weissman. back to you in new york. the latest campaign ad by republican senate candidate christine o'donnell has, of course, become fodder for folks at "saturday night live." >> if i were a witch, why wouldn't i just cast a spell making all of you forget that i'm a witch. it's certainly not because the spill requires one newt per
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person and i look a sufficient number of newts. >> it, of course, spoofs o'donnell's "i am not a witch" ad. o'donnell was on twitter yesterday saying the exit was funny. she also said at that actress' hair looked better than hers. coming up next, the stories we'll be following today, including the controversial pleating on the president's agenda today. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics...
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now, a look ahead to the stories i'll be watching on this monday. president obama trafrls to miami for a major democratic fund-raiser. he'll headline an event at the home of the retired miami heat star alonzo mourning. before the president meets, though, he will "waiting for superman" mr. obama has champ n championed many of the education reforms profiled in the movie. secretary of state hillary clinton travels to the balkans today to shore up the region's peace. and the soyuz spacecraft over the weekend carrying two russians and an american for a five-month mission. and there are ceremonies and parades across the nation today to mark this columbus day. it is a federal holiday, so
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this morning, the music world is remembering a legendary soul singer to performed with everyone from james brown. singing solomon burke leaves behind a long list that will not be forgotten anytime soon. here's lynn say davis. until all you have to do is call ♪ ♪ >> reporter: his sound is described as a blend of sophistication and grit. burke was the robust voice behind this song "pride of me" in the movie "dirty dancing." ♪ and then there was his 1964 hit "everybody needs somebody to love." ♪ everybody needs somebody everybody needs somebody ♪
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>> reporter: it was most famous for its use in the 1980 "blues brothers" movie. beleded by a baltimore deejay as the sing of sock and soul, burke was inducted in the rock and roll hall of fame in 2001. he's survived by more than 100 grandchildren and great grandchildren. lynn say davis, new york. >> burke died after natural causes after arriving in amsterdam to perform at a sold out show. and finally last week's ryder cup championship. it's this shot showing tiger woods sending a chip shot into a camera lens. >> hind tiger, a strange guy in a groucho


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