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as the house of representatives passes a bipartisan agreement john boehner delivers some tough talk to conservative critics of the bill. >> why conservatives wouldn't vote for this or criticize the bill is beyond any recognition i can come up with. an abrupt end to the trial of a woman accused of murdering her husband of less than two weeks. >>tunn i s. i'm baffled. i don't understand. and outrage as a texas teen avoids jail time in a deadly drunk driving crash after his defense team argues his life of privilege was to blame. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, december 13th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.
a compromise budget deal is headed to the senate after it was overwhelmingly passed by the house. last night's vote came after speaker john boehner unleashed a heated and unusual attack against conservatives who lobbied for the defeat. he accused the group of working against the interests of the republican party. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. the house passing this budget has been a rare show of compromise here on capitol hill. the process of getting it through the house has also made very public deep division between house republicans and house republicans. the house easily passed the budget with bipartisan support. house speaker john boehner himself announced the final tally. >> on this vote the ayes are 332, the noes are 94. >> reporter: it's a victory for the speaker who battled tea party aligned groups who urged the republicans to vote no. boehner says those organizations
have gone too far. >> they pushed us into this fight to defund obama care and shut down the government. most of you know, my members know that wasn't exactly the strategy i had in mind. one of these groups stood up and said, well, we never really thought it would work. are you kidding me? >> the conservative groups are upset the budget bill raises deficits over the first two years and argue the $23 billion it saves americans over a decade will never happen. congressman paul ryan helped craft the agreement and says it's the best one to be had. >> in a divided government, you don't get everything you want. but i think this bill is a firm step in the right direction. >> democrats are upset the bill does not extend unemployment payments for about 1 million out-of-work americans. >> we're happy. we're happy, but not enough to say, therefore, we're going to make matters worse by not having the agreement. >> now the bill heads to the senate where it's expected to
pass. >> our budget agreement is a good first step in the right direction and i'm hopeful it can service a foundation for continued bipartisan work. >> the white house says president obama will sign the budget into law when it reaches his desk. and democrats will try again to extend the jobless benefits in a separate measure next year. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. well, there might be more than a week left in autumn, but it already feels like the heart of winter for much of the country. weather meteorologist jackie johnson has the latest details on the snowstorms to hit the midwest. >> another major storm system is starting to shape up and this one will be affecting anywhere from the central u.s. all the way into new england. we will start in the midwest. by friday we could see 2 to 6 inches of snow anywhere from michigan, indiana, illinois. now, this storm system will start to shift to the east on saturday, so from about ohio into new york, we could expect anywhere between about 5 to 10
inches of snow for the highest amounts most areas will get about 3 to 6 inches of snow as the storm system eventually moves to the northeast through new englan boston getting hit pretty hard by early sunday morning. the good news is by late sunday afternoon, the storm system will be moving out. i'm jackie johnson for cbs news. the "associated press" reports that a retired fbi agent who disappeared in iran was on an unauthorized mission for the cia. robert levinson vanished in 2007. for years he was described as a private citizen traveling on business but that was a cover story. an a.p. investigation reveals that levinson was working for a team of cia analysts who had no authority to send him on a mission. the ap confirmed levinson cia ties in 2010 but delaying covering the story because the
u.s. had promising leads to get him home. it's not clear where levinson is or whether he's alive. and cbs news has learned edward snowden has just a small amount of classified information he has. and there is talk in some circles of granting snowden amnesty. in a report with "60 minutes" john miller talked with rick ledg leggett, the man in charge of the snowden leak task force. >> snowden, still believed to have access to a million and a half documents has been granted temporary asylum in moscow, which leaves the u.s. with few options. he's already said if i got amnesty, i would come back. given the potential damage to national security, what would your thought on making a deal be? >> my personal view is, yes, it's worth having a conversation about. i would need assurances that the remainder of the data could be secured. and my bar for those assurances would be very high.
it would be more than just an assertion on his part. >> is that a unanimous feeling? >> it's not unanimous. >> among those who thing it's a bad idea is leggett's boss, general alexander. >> this is analogous to a hostage taker taking hostages, shooting ten and saying if you give me full amnesty, i'll let the others go. what do you do. >> it's a dilemma. >> it is. >> do you have a pick? >> i do. i think people have to be held accountable for their actions because what we don't want is the next person do the same thing, head off into moscow knowing that they can strike the same deal. >> you can see john miller's full report on this sunday's "60 minutes" here on cbs. in a stunning turn of events, the uncle of north korea's leader kim jong-un has been executed. he was considered kim's mentor, and until just days ago the second most powerful man in
north korea, but north korea called him a traitor for what it said was plotting to seize power. he was described by state radio as a traitor to the nation for all ages. in montana, a quick end to a trial of a newlywed. after telling family and police, jordan graham finally came clean about how she killed her husband. they were married just over a week. her trial lasted four days. teresa garcia has the details. >> reporter: jordan graham ended her murder trial thursday by accepting a plea deal from prosecutors. graham who is 22 says she is guilty of second-degree murder for pushing her husband cody johnson off a cliff to his death. the couple were married for just eight days. >> a proposal was made by the united states attorney for the district. mr. cotter, andy and i had a legal obligation to carry the proposal to miss graham and it resulted in the guilty plea the
prosecution carried out. >> reporter: johnson was reported missing july 8th after failing to show up to work. graham told police her husband drove off with friends, but in her plea she told the judge she had doubts about the marriage and the two had argued on a cliff at gracer national park. graham said johnson grabbed her arm. she brushed it off and pushed him off the cliff. his body was found days later. friends were skeptical. >> we all had doubts of the whole thing, the things she was telling us about didn't match up. >> reporter: johnsson's aunt says the family is relieved. >> it's very emotional. we're thankful for our prosecuting team for the outcome we have. >> reporter: graham could face life in prison when she's sentenced in march. teresa garcia, cbs news. coming up on the "morning news" we'll take you to pretoria where mourners have one last day toed by farewell to nelson
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candles and prayers for the 26 victims of the new torque school shooting, a ceremony was held thursday at the national cathedral in washington just two days before the one-year anniversary of that deadly attack. the event was organized by the newtown foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on gun control. and a new cbs news poll shows that support for gun control is slipping. in january, just a month after the sandy hook massacre, 92% of americans favor background checks on gun purchases. now it's 85%. americans are still divided on tougher gun laws. 49ch are in favor while 36% say the current laws are tough enough. well, the week-long celebration of nelson mandela's life is winding down. today is the last day the public can view the body. after that, mandela's remains will be taken to his hometown
for burial on sunday. alphonso van marsh is in pretoria with more. good morning, alphonso. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. you might be able to hear some of those military helicopters flying just behind me. as you mentioned today is the third and final day nelson mandela lies instate behind me at the union buildings and we've seen some incredible things throughout the days. people have come from all around the country, in fact, the world, to pay their respects to nelson mandela. they're saying on wednesday some 21,000 people streamed by the coffin to pay their respects to nelson mandela. 39 people on thursday. authorities are asking people to be patient. we're talking waits of up to eight hours, but it's something, of course, that's very, very important to many, many people up here. a lot of folks say this is almost reminiscent of 1994 when there were democratic elections when people saw nelson mandela become the first democratically elected black president in this country.
after this, mandela's remains will be moved to qunu. that's his ancestral homeland. on sunday there will be a state funeral. after that, there will be a restricted access burial ceremony. we understand that mr. mandela will be laid to rest at the same area where three of his children are already buried. anne-marie, back to you. >> alphonso van marsh in pretoria. thank you, alphonso. straight ahead, who's making the calls on the allowance of cell phones? and beyonce drops a surprise on her fans overnight. i know i'm making the right choice. online or on the phone, we help you hire right the first time. with honest reviews on over 720 local services. keeping up with these two is more than a full time job, and i don't have time for unreliable companies. angie's list definitely saves me time and money. for over 18 years we've helped people take care of the things that matter most.
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better it with benefiber. here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york will be 30 degrees. miami, mostly sunny as well. 78, chicago, cloudy, and rain in dallas, but sunshine in los angeles. on the "cbs moneywatch," making the call on in-flight cell phone use, and singer beyonce delivers a friday surprise for her fans. marlie hall at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, marlie. >> good morning, anne-marie. the debate ore cell phone use on planes has expanded. the fcc has voted to hear public comment on the issue for a month before making its decision. meanwhile the transportation aviation is considering a rule that would ban cell phone calls but allow passengers to surf the web or send and receive text and e-mails.
and asian stocks rebounded on a weaker yen. tokyo's nikkei gained half a percent, ending a three-day losing streak. hong kong's hang seng added a fraction. on wall street, the stock market fell to its lowest level in a month. the dow jones industrial lost 104 points. the nasdaq composite dropped 5 points. but the dow is still up 20% this year. the nasdaq is 32% higher. in october, the mega millions lottery revamped the game in order to produce larger jackpots. it worked. tonight's drawing is worth an estimated $400 million. that's the second largest mega millions drawing ever, and the fifth largest jackpot of any kind in u.s. history. the lottery lowered the odds of winning by increasing the numbers played in the game. the current jackpot has rolled over 20 times without a winner. and a double surprise from superstar beyonce.
just before midnight she announced and released what she calls an exclusive visual album. it's her fifth self-titled cd. on it she collaborates with hubby jay-z and frank ocean. her final track features her daughter blue ivy and you can only buy it on itunes. >> blue ivy already getting into the family business. i'm sure it's going to be a hit. marlie hall at the new york stock exchange. thanks, marley. in sports, the last thursday night game of the season played in chilly denver. the broncos and peyton manning taking on san diego. chargers' receiver keenan allen finishes with just two catches but he makes both of them count. he hurdles into the end zone over a tackler on his first catch, and them on his second, he scores again. the chargers win, 27-20. when we return, drunk driving defense. a teenager who killed four people in a dwi case offers a controversial explanation for his behavior.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., will be sunny today. in atlanta, a mix of sun and clouds, but snow in st. louis, a high of 38. denver will be sunny, and morning showers in seattle. a texas teenager was spared jail time this week despite admitting he killed four pedestrians in a drunk driving crash. testimony at his sentencing took note of his family's financial situation. not poverty, but wealth. here's anna werner. >> reporter: the 16-year-old's blood alcohol limit was six times the legal limit when he plowed into a group of people in june. friends riding in the bed of his pickup were thrown out. >> reporter: the teenager, who we are not naming because he's a minor pleaded guilty to manslaughter and drunk driving.
during a three-day hearing his lawyer argued the boy needed counseling, not the 20-year prison sentence prosecutors wanted. a psychologist who testified for the defense described the boy as emotionally flat, raised by wealthy parents who never set limits and excused bad behavior. at one point the psychologist used the term "affluenza" to describe the boy's condition. the judge ordered therapy and ten years' probation. >> i'm stunned. i'm baffled. i don't understand. >> reporter: dee anderson is tarrant county sheriff. >> we felt like certainly the havoc that this person caused and the dealt and destruction that this person caused was going result in a certain penalty being served. >> reporter: what do you think the penalty should have been? >> the maximum allowable. i think 20 years in prison was not enough for what he caused
the families he's left, the total disregard for the safety of all those people. >> reporter: the teen will remain in custody until officials prepare a report on treatment programs. his father has offered to pay $450,000 a year to put him into a private rehab facility in california. anna werner, cbs news, ft. worth, texas. it is the end of the line for prince harry and a group of wounded veterans in antarctica. they are expected to reach the south pole today after a 200-mile trek. the trip began last week, the final 70-mile push was made on foot. the adventure started out as a race for charity, but the harsh conditions forced them to scrap the competition and call it a group experience. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," senator marko rubio from florida on his opposition to the bipartisan budget deal. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." rtisan budget deal. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
the white house has frozen the assets of companies evading economic sanctions against iran. this comes as congress holds off on imposing additional sanctions for fear of unraveling iran's recent nuclear agreement. meantime elizabeth palmer got a first-hand look in iran between the relation between the u.s. and iran when they were fractured more than 30 years ago. >> reporter: from the outside the former embassy at tehran looks much the same as they always did. but this week we were offered a look inside. it was in 1979 at the height of the iranian revolution that a student mob stormed the compound and took 52 americans hostage. for hardliners, it was their finest hour. after 444 days, they handed over their captives, but they kept the embassy to use as a training
center and anti-american museum run by the youth wing of the revolutionary guard, the basig. our guide was mohammed reza shoghi. wow, so this is a mural that you, the basig did? close up it shows the paranoia and the paranoia of america. at the top shoghi unlogged the door that he said led to the cia command center and the museum's first exhibit, a mockup cia briefing chaired by the last u.s. ambassador to iran. at the hall there was a case containing pictures of american kids who'd gone to school on the embassy compound, pictures shoghi assured us the cia had used to make fake i.d.s.
this obsession with american deceit is as carefully preserved as the old cold regime and it lies at the root of the hard lined doctrine even today. in fact, next door past more graffiti, the basig are holding a conference on the geneva nuclear deal and it's right on message. it's just an excuse to bully us the parliamentarian tells us. the americans are lying again. no one here is going to question it. they truly believe america will always be the great satan. of course, not all iranians do. in fact, millions would be embarrassed by these clumsy exhibits, but to the old guard like shoghi, they remain a proud truth. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, tehran. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," florida senator marco rubio weighs in on the budget deal as it heads to the senate next week. plus we sit down with facebook founder mark zuckerberg on privacy and government surveillance.
finally, the salvation army bells in kokomo, indiana, are ringing a little bit louder. for the fifth year in a row, dropped a gold coin into the red kettle. it was taped to a dollar bill with a note on it and it's worth $1,200. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
>> let's kick it off with a little weather. lawrence, good morning. >> it's our lucky day. good morning, we are going to see a lot of sunshine coming our way but we have a few more clouds out there this morning, a cold front passing through. that is going to set the stage for a nice weekend. we'll explain coming up. >> and we don't have a whole lot going on traffic-wise, to be honest. here's a live look at the nimitz freeway, 880 in oakland. there is some roadwork though, it sounds like lanes are blocked between 16th and broadway so we'll give you some travel times, check mass transit. >> thank you. time now 4:30. san franciscs fire chief is reacting to findings revealed at a federal hearing into july's deadly plane crash at sfo. kpix 5's sharon chin looks into the controversy over the death of a teenaged girl who initially survived the crash. reporter: the 16-year-old student survived the asiana crash but we now know what san francisco fire chief joanne hayes-white had only suspected: not one but two fire trucks ran over the girl's body. she wave