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right now, a house committee is questioning hillary clinton about the attack on the u.s. compound in benghazi, libya. libya.in her opening statement this morning - the former secratery of state said her appearance is in honor of the
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attack.this is the third time clinton has testified on capitol hill in regards to benghazi.so far she's faced questions about security and personnell requests for the compound that were denied. clinton was ready to answer those questions. those requests and issues related to security were rightly handled by the security professionals in the department. i did not see them, i did not approve them, i did not deny them. today's hearings have those requests and issues related to security were rightly handled by the security professionals in the department. i did not see them, i did not approve them,
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today's hearings have been painted by democrats, and even some republicans as a politically-charged a politically-republicans as and even some by democrats, been painted hearings have today's today's hearings have been painted by democrats, and even some republicans as a politically-charged attack on the democratic presidential front-runner.the republican chairman of the committee is denying those accustions. clinton says she wants the committee to focus on the facts and not politics. new information this afternoon on the hiring process of the university of iowa president. a member of the board of regents now says the board may have mishandled the selection process for the university of iowa president. president.this morningsubhash sahai said the regents' hiring of bruce harreld may have given off the appearance
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of bias and a lack of transparency.he also said the board needs more time and background information before making such decisions, and the board may have "dropped the ball." those comments were made during the regents' meeting this morning at the u-i campus. their eting yesterd was interupted by protestors of students, faculty, and alumni who are upset over the regents' hiring of president bruce harreld.the demonstrator s delivered a petition signed by more than a thousand people. they say the search for thehe u-i's next president wasn't fair to all the candidates, and didn't represent the opinions of the u-i community. their hope is for the entire board and harreld to resign. "just as how they have been secretive in how they chose the president, they no doubt are being secretive in what they want him to do." do."bruce harreld will officially take office november second.the board of regents says they have heard the complaints and respect the right for people to have their opinions.after their meeting
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today, the regents will have a press conference that is scheduled for four this afternoon. iowa has a new leader on the republican side of the race for the white house. house.the latest poll from quinnipiac university has doctor ben carson leading donald trump with 28-percent support to trump's 20.last month, quinnipiac had trump six points ahead of carson in the hawkeye state.florida senator marco rubio is third with 13-percent support.in fourth is texas senator ted cruz who has ten-percent. i checked ben carson's twitter account to get his reaction. here's what he posted: thank you for your support iowa!and a graph showing the updatat poll numbers with the graphic ben carson winning in iowa.as of right now donald trump has not tweeted a personal reaction on twitter but he has retweeted reactions from supporters.we'd love to hear what you think about this change, we put a post on our facebook page, kgan cbs2, so
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you can share your opinion. three marion men are facing numerous charges after a burglary spree in solon. yesterday 18-year-olds kain cortez and zachary ross and 19-year-old jordan lehman were arrested.according to police complaints, the three men broke into multiple cars on september 21st and stole several credit cards.they also stole a gun and ammo clip out of one car.all three were caught on security video using the stolen cards and admitted the thefts to police.each one now faces 7 charges of burglary and one theft charge. a des moines woman is now facing charges for allegedly beating a toddler. toddler.witnesses say shauna davis slapped and punched the little boy in a grocery store parking lot before throwing him to the pavement.davis is charged with child endangerment causing injury. a new survey about sexual assault is being worked on at the university of iowa. iowa.the "speak out iowa" survey will begin monday.it will examine assaults on
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campus.that includes sexual harassment, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. all students will be able to take the survey. survey.for more information - we've posted a link to our website cbs 2 iowa dot com. there are new rules in place for handling threats at the iowa city school district.the changes come after a reported threat against west high earlier this month.six-hundred students ended up with excused absenses for the day.staff will now determine the level of the threat and report it directly to police, parents and the community if necessary. the district tells cbs 2 news 28-threats were made against six days. early voting is now open in linn county.one of the items on the ballot is an initiative to raise taxes to increase library funding.the initiative has a lot of support from people working with the place november third. coming up on the cbs 2 news at noon, the new seasame street character that's hoping to help stop childhood bullying.
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latest step for becoming the next speaker of the house.
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if you work hard, and you do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. but the republicans...
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the super wealthy call the shots. they don't stand up for equal pay for women. they don't support paid family leave. they don't even really support refinancing student t bt. we've got to get this economy working for the vast majority of americans, not just for those at the top. that's what i intend to do as president. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. all across the country - people are encouraging kids to pick up a good book.america reads: reading is contagious is a national effort to improve literacy in elementary school-age kids.all it takes is 30 minutes to share a favorite story with a classroom of children.cbs 2 news' steffi lee did her part this morning at saint joseph's
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justin checks in now with your cbs 2 'weather first' forecast.
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shows what's ahead for the next hoursa&- mow a live look outside courtesy of our weatherfirst skycama&- a bit of fog in the area this morninga&-temperatures around the areaa&- taking a look at regional temperatures we see highs are mild all around iowa - the regional satellite/radar is keeping conditions quiet - let's move ahead in time by
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surface mapa&- moving into a closer view with our 'predictor' forecast we see
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today's forecast features clear skies & cooler temperatures-
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it's always a sunny day on seasame street. street.for years the tv show has been teaching kids and now they're trying to help out with bullying by educating kids on differences.the "amazing in all children" " initiative is giving resources to families and teachers to showing that kids with autism are not as different as some may believe.they've created a character named julia who has autism and elmo teaches kids it will help cut down on
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still ahead on the cbs 2 news at noon, if you own a volkswagen, there's been a recall, which part the company
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if you think storm damage is the only cost of climate change, think again. from the rising price of food to higher insurance raras for homes and businesses, the economic damage will only get worse. but with american-made clean energy, we can save money on electricity and spur innovation to create new businesses and jobs. it all starts with 50% clean energy by 2030.
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it appears paul ryan is moving forward with a bid to become the next speaker of the house. house.the wisconsin congressman got more than 70-percent support from the conservative house freedom caucus during a closed session. that was short of the 80-percent needed for an edorsement.but ryan tweeted his gratitude for the support of a caucus "super-majority.' ryan is still waiting to hear from two more key house caucuses before he officially enters his bid. a man has confessed to killing a four year old girl, in a road rage incident, this from alberquerquepolice.the father had just picked the girl and her 7-year-old brother up from school.police say their dad was trying to exit the
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forced him out of his lane.the two drivers exchanged words, then the suspect, tony torrez, pulled out a gun and shot towards the truck, hitting the little girl.the police chief said an anonymous phone tip led to the arrest. a pair of ohio firefighters are free this afternoon after they were taken hostage. hostage.they were called to a house over complaints of burning leaves.that's when roy griffith junior is accused of pulling a rifle on them and leading them to a wooded area near the ohio turnpike.police were able to get griffith to surrender.he's now charged with kidnapping and assault, along with using a weapon while intoxicated. another church fire broke out in saint louis.it happened this morning at the shrine of saint joseph catholic church. this is the seventh fire that's happened in a church in saint louis in the past two weeks.officials believe this fire was set by someone who has a problem with the church, or may have mental issues. today's fire was outside the three-mile radius that the
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in.those all happened at churches with predominately african-american parishioners. there are more problems for volkswagen.the german auto-maker is now looking into whether more of its diesel vehicles have software used to cheat on emissions tests. volkswagen previously said nearly 11-million cars with a certain diesel engine could be affected.but the latest probe is targeting a different engine.so far - the company has recalled more million cars in europe.the u.s. wants volkswagen to recall half-a-million here. coming up on the cbs 2 news at noon, if you're looking for someone to advise you in your finances, what should you look for in that person?tryon
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it's time for to your finances. every week our friends from tryon investments join us to answer your questions on money.
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pressure 4 fee based 5 independent 6 low cost justin has your weather to go next...but first here's a look at today's markets.
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just in - a former ron paul staff member has been convicted.the des moines register says demitri kesari has been found guilty of causing a false record.another staffer, jesse benton was found not guilty of lying to f-b-i agents.both men had been charged with paying for iowa state senator ken sorenson for his endoresment of paul during the 20-12 iowa caucuses. that does it for us here on the cbs 2 news at noon.our next newscast is this
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can see us right back here >> maya: well, i don't know what i thought was gonna happen, but i think that psych eval went pretty well, don't you? >> rick: it was good to talk
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