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our objective is clear. we will degrade and ultimately destroy isil. >> president obama promises to use america's military to roll back the threat of sunni militants and vows to extend the fight to where it has never been until now. syria. >> if you threaten america, you will find no safe haven. the nfl can't shake the ray rice scandal. as an independent investigation of the league is launched, questions persist about when the nfl obtained the video showing the former raven attacking a woman. and on the 13th anniversary of the september 11th attacks, americans pay tribute to fallen, and family remember the loved
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ones they lost. >> 13 years later, it's just -- it seems like yesterday. with each passing day, it still hurts. captioning funded by cbs this ishe this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 11th, 2014. good morning. i'm marlie hall in for anne-marie green. this morning on capitol hill there is mixed reaction to president obama's expanded military campaign against islamic militants. the president has authorized air strikes against isis targets in syria for the first time and wants more money to arm syrian rebels. the president outlined his battle plan last night. the eve of today's 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. citing the beheading of two american journalists the president said these terrorists are unique in their brutality. as craig boswell reports, mr. obama is vowing to defeat isis. >> president obama outlined a
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new strategy to take on isis in iraq. it's no longer just a mission to protect u.s. personnel. in syria there will be eventual air strikes, and he's also asked for the money and legal authority to train and equip the moderate syrian opposition. >> we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country wherever they are. >> president obama outlined his strategy to counter islamic state militants known as isis and isil during a prime-time address to the nation. >> our objective is clear. we will degrade and ultimately destroy isil through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy. >> the president made it clear his plan does not include u.s. forces on the ground. >> this counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady relentless effort to take out isil wherever they exist using our air power and through our department forces on the ground. >> that includes isis sites in
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iraq where the u.s. has already launched more than 100 strikes and in syria where the pentagon is still identifying targets. >> this is the core principle of my presidency. if you threaten america, you will find no safe haven. >> president obama is asking congress to fund it, but it's not clear how long it will last or how long it will cost. he's sending an additional 75,000 troops and he's asking lawmakers for approval to train and equip syrian fighters to take on isis. >> this should have been done honestly much more aggressively in the beginning. it would have been much easier to vet those in the free syrian army. but we're not putting troops on the ground. we need a group in syria that we can actually work with. >> and the president will lead a meeting with the u.n. security council in two weeks to build international support. president obama has repeatedly said he has the current authority for the mission and the air strikes but he needs the
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authority under title 10 that congress can give him to train the moderate syrian opposition. craig boswell, cbs news, washington. this morning the nfl is looking into a report that it had video of baltimore ravens running back ray rice punching his fiancee five months ago, and the league says a former head of the fbi will conduct an investigation into how it handled evidence in the rice case. jericka duncan is here in new york with the details. jericka, good morning. >> good morning, marlie. this is about getting to the truth. they're looking into how serious the nfl was, about knowing the how anyone would have covered up the video. according to the "associated press," a law enforcement official sent this video of ray rice knocking out his fiancee to the nfl five months ago. the ap claims it even heard a voice mail recording acknowledging receipt. earlier this week the nfl
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suspended rice indefinitely following release of the tmz sports video showing the brutal incident at an atlantic city casino. in a letter to the team owners and president last night, nfl commissioner roger goodell maintained the league did not see the video until monday but had requested it on multiple occasions. >> as the company who got the videotape can tell you, it was gettable. he didn't get it. >> reporter: the nfl now says the former fbi director robert mueller who worked under two presidents will lead an independent investigation into the nfl's handling of evidence. as the ravens prepare to play this evening, s sports anchor james brown said the rice controversy shouldn't overshadow the game. >> it's part of life. you need to deal with it, put it in perspective, and get to the game. >> reporter: michael vick who serves two years in prison on dog-fighting charges thinks rice deserves a second chance.
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>> just because somebody made a mistake, you can't abandon them. >> reporter: as the nfl teams who knew what and when, commissioner goodell's job now hangs in the balance amid growing calls for him to be fired. earlier this year goodell suspended rice for two games after seeing parts of the video. goodell admits he got the punishment wrong, but said rice's description of the events did not match what he had seen in the new video this week. marlie? >> jericka duncan here in new york. thanks so much. the san francisco 49ers suspended broadcaster ted robinson for two games following comments. during a broadcast on monday night robinson said rice's wife janay was partly to blame for not speaking up. robinson since apologized say nothing blame should ever be placed on a victim. this morning in pretoria, south africa, the judge began delivering her ruling in the oscar pistorius murder trial. pistorius, the double amputee olympian, arrived in court today.
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he's charged with murdering his girlfriend last year. pistorius denies intentionally killing reeva steenkamp. if convicted of involuntary murder, he could spend 25 years in prison. the deliberation could take hours, possibly days. back in the states, the weather is turning cooler in much of the u.s. the cold weather is moving in from canada and is stretching from the northern plains to the ohio valley. it will produce rain and thunderstorms from the midwest heading east. winter weather watches and warnings are posted in montana, wyoming, idaho, and washington. snow has already fallen in the colorado mountains. the winter-like chill will hit montana and wyoming today. last night there was flooding in indiana. some streets in indianapolis turned into streams. it's part of a system that drenched the midwest. 35 people were arrested during a protest in the suburban st. louis community where a black teenager was shot to death
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demonstrators rallied against the ferguson shooting and wanted to shut down a highway, but they were stopped by police. omar villafranca reports. >> hands up, don't shoot. hands up, don't shoot. >> reporter: chanting crowds gathered on an overpass near interstate 70. police formed an opposing line and it didn't take long for the first arrest. protesters intended to bring highway traffic to a standstill at exactly 4:30. the timing was meant to symbolize the 4 1/2 hours that michael brown's body remained in the street after a police officer shot him last month. >> if they're waiting for us to stop protesting, then apparently they don't get it. things have not changed. >> reporter: police officers have set up barrier to keep the protesters away from i-70, and just behind them, they've also brought out some of the heavy machinery.
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the protest moved to ferguson police station once it was clear nobody was getting on the highway. >> they got a cop in hiding, parents grieving every night. so that's not something you want every night. >> reporter: they originally planned to sit down the highway on the day of brown's funeral but postponed it due to family's quest. >> reporter: omar villafranca, cbs news, ferguson, missouri. coming up on the "cbs morning news," we'll go to downtown new york city for 9/11 commemorations. and later embattled toronto mayor rob ford is in the hospital with a new crisis. this is the "cbs morning news." s." ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] with five perfectly sweetened whole grains... you can't help but see the good. whole grains... teeth's first line of defense? but daily eating and drinking can leave enamel rough and weak. introducing new colgate
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public will make this anniversary different. families who lost loved ones on september 11th will gather at the world trade center site to mark the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks. as is tradition, moments of silence will mark the exact moment whence the planes struck the towers and family members will read the long list of victims' names. among those on the list, john cartier's brother james whose motorcycle is now part of the museum. how fresh are those events in your mind? >> well, 13 years later, it just -- it seems like yesterday. with each passing day, it still hurts. >> reporter: the brothers were electricians at the world trade center. their sister michelle was also working there. john got to her, but james was killed. >> at the same time michelle and i were running for our lives, my brother james was losing his. >> reporter: this is the first anniversary since the opening of the september 11th museum where the twin towers once stood. at the pentagon yesterday, leaders from the house and senate awarded congressional
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gold medals to honor all the victims of 9/11. one medal will go to the flight 93 memorial in pennsylvania, another to the 9/11 museum in new york, and a third to the pentagon memorial. ceremonies will be held today at all three places to remember those who died. now, the commemorations begin at 8:46 eastern time this morning and wrap up around 12:30 this afternoon. marlie? >> susan mcginnis in lower manhattan. thanks so much. straight ahead, a security alert for g-mail users. millions of passwords may have been compromised. details in "moneywatch." details in "moneywatch." avocado, tortilla strips, and a drizzle of margarita sauce, all served with a bowl of soup. chili's fresh mex bowls from our lunch combo menu starting at 6 bucks. more life happens here.
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hospitalized this morning with a suspected tumor. ford had reportedly complaining of abdominal pain for three months, but it became unbearable on wednesday. a biopsy is still needed to determine the type of tumor and whether it is malignant. ford is running for re-election in november. on the "cbs moneywatch," why g-mail users might want to change their passwords, and mcdonald's may be getting in on brunch. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, marlie. usernames and passwords for nearly 5 million g-mail accounts have been posted online by hackers. the information was listed on a russian web forum but the archive is reportedly old and came from multiple data breaches. google which runs g-mail says it has no evidence that its systems were compromised. here on wall street investors will be watching for last week's jobless claims data from the labor department.
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the dow gained 54, the nasdaq was up 34, and the s&p rose 7. older americans are struggling to play student loan debt. in 2010, 4% of americans aged 65 to 74 still owed money on federal student loans. in 2013 the total of senior student debt was more than $18 billion. revel casino in atlantic city may have a buyer. a florida developer has offered $90 million for the property that shut down last week. the cash bid for the $2.4 billion revel was made by glen stroud polo north country club. a judge would have to approve any sale. and mcdonald's may be getting ready to serve brunch. the fast food chain has filed the federal trademark registration for mcbrunch. mcdonald's sales have been down recently, but it's not testing any brunch program at the moment. the company said it's premature
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to think any mcbrunch future awings. >> i wonder what they would serve. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much. when we return, nfl outburst. a star quarterback taunts his opponent in his answers during a news conference. and bounty has no quit in it either. it's 2x more absorbent than the leading ordinary brand, and then stays strong, so you can use less. watch how one sheet of bounty keeps working, while their two sheets just quit. bounty. the no-quit picker-upper. what's the best way to tackle football season? new bounty nfl prints. available at walmart wherever morning takes you, take along nature valley soft-baked oatmeal squares. oatmeal. cinnamon. softly-baked. nature valley soft-baked oatmeal squares. ithought to the acidityh in any foods. never thought about the coffee i was drinking having acids. it never dawned on me that it could hurt your teeth.
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they get some help from reigning mvp andrew mccutchen. he hits an inside-the-park home run against the phillies. pittsburgh goes on to win the game, 6-3. and one of the nfl's biggest stars gave one of the strangest press conferences wednesday. carolina panthers quarterback cam newton answered every question the same way and taunted his opponent this week in the process. >> i got my hands full trying to get protected by donkey kong suh and my fellow auburn teammate nick farley. i think i got my hands full with trying to get protected by donkey kong suh and my fellow auburn teammate nick farley. >> by donkey kong suh, he was referring to ndamukong suh. the lions and panthers face off this sunday. and on thursday football kicks off.
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not many villains have lived to appear in more than one james bond film. except for jaws played by actor 7'2" actor richard kiel. the seemingly destructible henchman, he was so popular with fans he took on bond in two films and took on "happy gilmore" and voice add character in disney's "tangled." richard kiel died yesterday. he was 74. over the weekend hundreds gathered for the dedication of a historic cemetery. buried there, african-americans
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who had fled slavery during the civil war. wyatt andrews spoke with some of their descendants. >> reporter: imagine coming here to a cemetery kept secret for a cemetery and finding ancestors you never knew existed. >> i'm so proud. >> reporter: proud of who they were. most of the people buried in this cemetery, their names now etched in bronze, were former slaves and children who escaped to freedom during the civil war. zumi matama's relatialllatives descended from martha washington's maid. ♪ >> reporter: this dedication of the alexandria, virginia, friedman cemetery almost happened by accident. it was a gathered place for escaped slaves during the civil war, but after the war with no headstones on the graves, the city found a way to forget. in the 1950s, gas station was allowed to pave it over, but
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eventually the cemetery was rediscovered and the gas station was torn down. archaeologists found more than 600 graves and a genealogist found more than 200 living relatives. >> first it was shock. then they tell me a gas station. then i would hear crying. >> they had no idea? >> no idea. >> that's him. that's him. right here. >> reporter: yvette lewis and her father donald taylor had lived five blocks away and had bought gasoline without knowing that their ancestors lay below. >> oh, my goodness. that was his sister. >> reporter: one by one they found six of those relatives on the wall. >> daddy, it's okay. >> it's sad, but it's still a joy, a joy that i know where they are. >> and they were free. >> and they were free. yes, yes, free. >> reporter: most of the families have forgiven the city
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for the long held secret because now their forgotten ancestors have been freed a second time. they once were lost but now are found. wyatt andrews, cbs news, alexandria, virginia. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," reaction to president obama's plan to launch air strikes against isis in syria. we'll hear from former cia deputy director mike morell. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. i'm marlie hall. -- captions by vitac -- ns by vitac --
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and i'm frank mallicoat time is 4-- here's meteorologis good morning, everyone. it's thursday, september 11. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat.
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4:30. a little weather and traffic. and we are ready this morning. . >> good morning, everybody. out the door if you are preparing to get to work today currently temperatures right now, it is so mild in the 50s and 60s, and yes, a scorcher today! 103 degrees. i'll show you where, that's coming up. >> wow. in the meantime we have a little fog across the golden gate bridge making it hard to see traffic this morning. we also have some roadwork as well near the golden gate bridge toll plaza so we'll tell you all about your morning drive to work. >> where did that come from? >> it's nice to know it's beautiful somewhere. president obama is vowing to work with allies to defeat isis. he promised the nation last night he will not commit u.s. troops to another ground war in iraq. but mark albert reports, the president says america will use other resources against the


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