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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, september 30th, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." a storm moving east has millions racing for days of rain and potential flooding. while an even bigger threat looms in the atlantic, as tropical storm joaquin gains strength. propose francis puts himself in the thick of american controversy by meeting with the kentucky clerk who publicly opposed same-sex marriage and making a last-minute plea on behalf of a death row inmate. the pictures that brought a nurse and patient back together nearly 40 years after their first encounter!
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good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. thanks for joining us. i'm anne-marie green. this morning, a complex weather system is threatening the east coast with widespread flash flooding and gusty winds and beach erosion and that is before another powerful storm comes into play. the storm promising hours of soaking rain and residents in flowed-prone areas are urged to prepare. in new york city a travel advisory issue has been issued. it knocked down trees in western pennsylvania. earlier the heavier rain soaked virginia at james madison university on-campus tunnel turned into a river and floodwaters formed lakes on campus. tropical storm joaquin is strengthening and heading west and expected to become a hurricane soon. meteorologist eric fisher of our
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boston station wbz has more on all of this wet weather. >> the next several days the biggest issue is about the rainfall. flood watches are out from north carolina up into new england. the same area we are going to keep tabs on as we get through these next several days and into the weekend. all told it's a pattern that is alarming for meteorologists here. we have a lot of tropical storm moisture and a trough in the southeast and that corrals that moisture along the east coast and some places have seen flash flooding and as well had to deal with high rain totals to soak the ground and we call that a precurser event that could factor into all of this. the track has shifted farther to the west and slow movement the next 24 hours. picks up steam this weekend. forecast will become a category two hurricane and come very close to the u.s. coastline. anyone from the mid-atlantic to new england needs to monitor the updates and progress over joaquin over these next several days. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. of course, we will have the very latest on joaquin's path
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coming up on "cbs this morning." kim davis, the kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, says she met with pope francis during his visit to the united states. her lawyer says it was the pope who initiated the meeting. hena daniels has more. >> reporter: despite a packed schedule for parades, masses, and meetings with world leaders, attorneys for kentucky clerk kim davis say pope francis managed to meet privately with her and her husband joe during his historic visit to the united states. in a statement, davis, who spent several days in jail earlier this month for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, described the experience as humbling, saying, quote, who am i to have this rare opportunity? i am just a county clerk who loves jesus. mass daver who represents davis says the meeting speaks volumes. >> the fact he met with kim davis sends a message that he is
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someone who stands with those individuals who are standing on their religious convictions. >> reporter: during the brief encounter at the vatican embarrass in washington, stayer says the pope hugged davis and told her to stay strong. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> reporter: back to the vatican, pope francis said he didn't know about davis' case in detail but says he supports individuals, including government workers, who refuse to abide by laws their conscience objects. davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples in her state. stayer says he is expected to receive pictures from the vatican very soon. pope francis made an unscheduled stop to see the little sisters of the poor. an order of nuns that is suing the ferguson over the federal mandate of contraception
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mandate. the state of georgia executed a woman for the first time in 70 years. kayla gissendaner was put to death this morning. jamie ukas reports. >> reporter: kelly gissendanner was executed. she was convicted of master minding her husband's 1977 moral. pope francis was asking georgia to spare her life. >> had this case for well probably over a year and they have done their due diligence. >> reporter: atlanta's archbishop says appeals from the vatican are not unusual but the timing of this one is unique. >> i believe this is the first one to face the penalty since his thursday presentation. >> reporter: last thursday, the pope delivered a historic address to congress, urging lawmakers to defend life at every stage. >> this conviction has led me
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from the beginning of my ministry to -- be global abolition of the death penalty. ♪ >> reporter: supporters of gissendanner said she ministered to other prisoners behind bars. her boyfriend who carried out the murder is now serving a life sentence in prison. we know the program to train syrian programs to train isis has been put on hold inspe. syria was a key topic when president obama met with president putin this week. on fox news last night, republican presidential candidate donald trump says that's okay with him. >> he, frankly, wants to fight isis and i think that is a
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wonderful thing. if he wants to fight isis, let him fight isis. why do we always have to do everything? >> reporter: president obama insists syria's future cannot include assad. on capitol hill, the president of planned parenthood squared off with lawmakers who want to cut the organization's federal funding. cecile richards told the house committee her organization does not use federal funds for abortions and slammed undercover videos allegedly showing planned parenthood selling fetal tissue for profits. >> the outrageous actications against planned parenthood based on doctored videos are categorically untrue. >> republicans want to shut planned parenthood down. the deadline to reach a deal is midnight tonight. a new ceo is named for the ralph lauren clothing company. later, a surprise swarm traps a police officer in his
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navy, will take on the responsibility but larsson will report to lauren who remains as the chief creative officer. the corporation generated $7.5 billion in sales last year. a mixed day on wall street. the s&p rose 2 but the nasdaq dropped 26. in washington the congressional plan that plans to hold hearings on the volkswagen emissions scandal is looking for evidence. volkswagen admits it used engine software to cheat on diesel car emissions tests in the united states. they want them to hand over all documents related to federal emissions standards. a major tweak at twitter might be on the horizon. it is reported that twitter is about to expand its trademark 140 character limit. recode reports twitter has been looking at a long to determine content service for a while. twitter lifted the 140 character rule on private messages back in june. tesla motors is adding an
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suv to its fleet. . electric carmakers unveils third meek the model x last night. the luxury suv comes in two and four-wheel drive and seats seven and it's expected to sell for about $75,000. the epa estimates it will travel about 250 miles on one charge. the jackpot for tonight's powerball lottery is $301 million and climbing. that is the largest jackpot since february. if you're the only winner and take the lump sum payment worth over 191 million before taxes. >> jill, the money is already spent in my head! i just got to get the ticket. >> we can dream. >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. ahead on cbs "morning," how you can buy tickets for tonight's powerball lottery on your smartphone.
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still ahead, an emotional reunion. a woman gets a chance to thank the nurse who ewho cared for her as a baby nearly 40 years ago. first, great seats, bad hands. yankees fan unlucky night at the ballpark. ♪song: "that's life" ♪song: "that's life" ♪song: "that's life"♪ that's life. you diet. you exercise. and if you still need help lowering your blood sugar... ...this is jardiance. along with diet and exercise, jardiance works around the clock to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. it works by helping your body to get rid of some of the sugar it doesn't need through urination. this can help you lower blood sugar and a1c. and although it's not for weight loss or lowering systolic blood pressure, jardiance could help with both.
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york times" that he has only been getting four hours of sleep a night. fours hours of sleep a night. yeah. in other words, even donald trump lies awake worrying about a trump presidency. >> edward snowden lights up twitter and why patriots fans won't have to worry about tom brady's suspension if their team makes it to the super bowl. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the baltimore sun reports the first trial date has been set for one of the police officers accused in the death of freddie gray. officer william porter's trial starts november 30th. five other baltimore police officers face charges in the death of gray who suffered fatal injuries while in police custody in april. "the new york times" reports on edward snowden's entry on to twitter. the former national security agency contractor who leaked details of the government's
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domestic spying program joined the social network with a few jabs at the nsa. his first tweet read, can you hear me now? referencing the agency's phone tapping program. snowden is only following one other twitter account, the nsa's. and new orleans times reports rock 'n' roll singer frankie ford has died. ♪ ♪ who we who we baby ♪ ♪ ♪ who we who we baby won't you let me take you on a sea cruise. >> he had a hit "satisea cruise back in 1940. frankie ford was 76 years old. the boston herald reports that oral arguments in the appeal of tom brady's suspension
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won't happen until the first week of february. even if the arguments are heard february 1st, it's unlikely any decision would be made before the super bowl on february 7th. the nfl wants a federal appeals court to reinstate its four-game ban of brady for his role in the deflategate controversy. the los angeles dodgers clenched the national league western division title. the dodgers scored eight runs as they beat the san francisco giants. l.a.'s lefty ace clayton kershaw threw a one-hit shutout for an 8-0 victory. l.a. will be making its third consecutive trip to the postseason, that is the first for the franchise. the dodgers will face the n.l. east champion new york mets in the division series. and it was a tough night as yankees stadium, at least for one fan, enjoying some front row seats. first, a foul ball glances off his fingertips and boots a ground ball that comes at him and when a ball boy flips him a
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souvenir, he bobbles that! the fan did keep the ball, though. right off the face. geez. up next, heart warming reunion. a woman burned as a baby thanks the nurse who cared for her nearly four decades ago.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. they are the pictures that link two lives together for nearly four decades. a nurse and her tiny patient. well, that baby all grown up now just wanted to say thank you, but never knew the nurse's identity, until now. tory wells of our albany affiliate wrbg shows us how the two women were able to reconnect. >> reporter: for almost 40
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years, amanda scarpinati held on to these pictures. >>in the one picture you can see i trusted her and she soothed me at a time when i kneed it. >> reporter: 150 miles away, sue berger would took. the two women in the picture met. this moment started with a snapshot of this moment in 1977. amanda was just a few months old, recovering from third-degree burns. the scars left behind made her a target for bullying and, as a child, she says this image of love gave her strength. >> just comforting and just knowing that a stranger cared. >> reporter: two weeks ago, she posted this image on facebook and within 24 hours, angela leery saw the post. she recognized her former colleague sue and remembered
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that baby. >> i think that picture says everything. there are no words needed to explain. it just was beautiful, compassion and love. >> reporter: the same could be said about this image today. no words needed. except maybe two. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> reporter: it took nearly 40 years, but it became full circle. a nurse starting her career, forever impacting a young patient, a patient now returning the favor impacting a nurse toward the end of her career. >> what a beautiful gift she has given me all this time later. >> you never know that one act of kindness could change someone's life, i mean you know. lucky with a photograph, it got me through and changed my life. >> beautiful. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," update on tropical storm joaquin
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limited time offer for a free consultation. do you like apples? >> yeah. >> well, i got a number! how do you like them apples? >> it's become a staple of the late late show with james cordon. the host acting out scenes of movies starring his guests. last night, it was matt damon and the pair even did a scene from damon's new movie "the martian" which opens this friday. an interarrive game promises a new kind of entertainment, so-called escape room. it challenges players to think out of the box. kenneth craig shows us how it works. >> reporter: it's kaitlyn's first time to an escape room. >> let's check this out. >> reporter: she and her four friends had no idea what to expect. >> open it. i was expecting lights off,
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stuff popping out. >> reporter: instead, they were locked in a mystery room with one hour on the clock to get out. a mission escape in new york city, nearly every decoration, drawer and piece of furniture has codes or hints built in. players have to use their minds to solve puzzles. >> 365. >> reporter: as they work their way from one clue to the next. >> oh! >> oh, god, more numbers! >> reporter: and eventually to a key that lets them out. >> yes! >> reporter: mission escape opens less than two years ago and has now seen more than 300 customers on a weekend night. david says when the concept first hit the united states in early 2014, there were only about a dozen escape room companies. now there are more than 200. >> it's i think growing the way it is because it's different and it's physically interactive. >> reporter: this group made it
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out with just a minute and 26 seconds to spare. >> 1-2-3! >> reporter: the friends say they will be back. kenneth craig, cbs news, new york. >> looks like a real-life video game. coming up on "cbs this morning" the latest on the tropical storm joaquin. we will take you to one place where high school injuries are making injuries a thing of the past. john fogerty looks back on his career as he sets out on a new tour at the age of 70. >> as a song writer who has admired the work of all these great people that came before me, i knew that this measured up. "proud mary" is still kind of the top of the mountain, you know? luckily, i've written a couple of other good songs, but. >> reporter: a couple? >> that's all ahead on "cbs this morning." that is the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday.
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thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪ left a good job in the city working as a man every night and day ♪ ♪ and i never lost a minute of sleep worrying about the way things might have been ♪ ♪ big wheels keep on turning proud mary keep on burning ♪ ♪ rolling rolling
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we're following breaking news right now a family is tied up in a terrifying home inn racial in northeast philadelphia we have more on what the armed thieves were after. also, kim davis reportedly meets the pope what the pontiff allegedly said that the kentucky court clerk, who refused to issue a marriage license to same sex couples. help heavy rain overnight and what you can expect on certain roadways, big puddles from the storm system just a first in the in mutt it round of rain we are expecting to see later in the week and rain is absolutely here. >> yes. >> who is dry out there. it is wednesday september 30th i's erika von tiehl. i'm nicole brewer. girl bandies back with weather and traffic. hi there meisha good morning. >> extra rain is great for trees but bad for commuters. we will see how this morning

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