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romney responds. dogged for days by his 47% comment mitt romney tells a forum in miami he's all about helping all the people. >> this is a campaign about the 100%. >> short fallout over the fast and furious scandal. a new report clears eric holder of the gun running operation but two high ranking oicials step down and more can face disciplinary action. >> urban crime. while some business owners hope these baby face will keep criminals at bay. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 20,
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2012. today examine 2012 moves to florida, both president obama and mitt romney will speak to hispanic voters. romney is facing questions about his remarks last spring that 47% of americans are dependent on the government, believe they are victims and not his problem to worry about. romney's 47% comment forced his campaign into days of damage control but a "usa today" gallup poll found 53% of independent voters found romney's comments will make no difference. 29% are less likely and 15% are more likely. susan mcginnis following it from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we did not hear before this hispanic audience romney mention that 47% number. on wednesday it was all about romney saying his campaign is about 100% of america. mitt romney tried to court the hispanic vote wednesday at a rally in miami. >> this party is the natural
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home for hispanic-americans because this is the party of opportunity and hope. ours is the party that will bring a brighter future. our party is the party of greatness. this is why hispanic-americans will join this campaign. we'll win because we'll get the support of you and your friends. >> reporter: he answered questions about immigration on univision. >> i'm not in favor of a deportation, massive deportation rounding up 12 million people and taking them out of the country. >> reporter: the toughest question of the day was the comment that 47% of americans believe they are victims entitled to government handouts. >> translator: some people think you are dividing the united states and underestimating 47% of the population. >> my campaign is about the 100% in america and i'm concerned about it. this is a campaign about helping people who need help and right now the people who are poor in this country need help getting
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out of poverty. >> reporter: romney's 47% comment could hurt him come election day. gallup has released a new poll that shows many americans are turned off by what he said. a third of voters surveyed said they are less likely to vote for romney because of what he said. 20% said his words make them more likely to vote for him. 43% said it won't make a difference. romney says he was talking about how the president's economic policies have led more americans to seek government help. >> the president cares about the people of america. i care about the people of america. he done know what it takes to help the people of america. but do i. oil get them working again. >> reporter: president obama gets his term today at the univision candidate forum. when president obama faces this group today he'll likely get some tough questions about what many perceive as his failure to overhaul the immigration system. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning.
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on that note in arizona police have begun enforcing the provision of the state's tough immigration law the so-called show me your papers provision. in a hotline to answer immigration questions is up and running. john blackstone has more. >> reporter: daniellea cruz was brought to america from mexico. she is an undocumented immigrant and drives without a license. police here are required to determine the immigration status of a person stopped or arrested if there's a quote reasonable suspicion they are in the u.s. illegally. but phoenix police chief says no one will be stopped without cause. >> before you have reasonable suspicion that someone is here illegally you have to have reasonable suspicion as a police officer that a crime has occurred before you have reasonable suspicion on the documentation or not.
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>> is a crime not stopping fully at a stop sign? >> yes. >> reporter: suspects will be held while officers check with federal officials at i.c.e. >> the question is how long will we detain them? it should be no longer than any other traffic stop. ten minutes at the most. if i have answers then we have an answer. if they don't answer then we have an obligation to let that citizen go. >> reporter: but civil rights advocates will be watching for signs of racially profiling. >> they say they can enforce the law without racially profiling. >> law enforcement is saying trust us. we know better. the reality is that they are ignoring a very real problem of racial profiling that we have had in this state for a very long time. >> federal authorities say they will answer calls from arizona to check immigration status but take illegal immigrants in to
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custody only if they are violent criminals or caught repeatedly crossing the border. secretary of state hillary clinton briefed lawmakers on capitol hill today about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. yesterday a senior official said that christopher stevens and three others died in a terrorist attack. fbi investigators arrived in libya and should reach benghazi in a few days. an actress that appears in the anti-islam film that triggered riots across the middle east is suing the filmmaker. she said she was unaware of the anti-islam content. glenn dougherty was buried yesterday. he was working as a private security guard at the consulate. he had been in libya two weeks when he was killed. glenn dougherty was 42 years old. cbs money watch. hundreds of flight cancellations for american airlines and american eagle and who is the
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biggest loser on forbes richest american list? >> reporter: you can be much of a lose are there. good morning. labor strike is forcing american airlines and its regional carrier american eagle to cancel their flights. pilots have been calling in sick after rejecting the company's last contract offer. there's been an increase in the number of maintenance reports filed by flight cruise. american airlines is going through bankruptcy restructuring. stocks dipped after news that chinese output lit a new low. there are new signs that the nation's battered housing market continues to make a slow but steady recovery. home resales increased 7.8% last month, and the commerce department says new construction was up more than 2% last month from july. the encouraging housing news gave the stocks a lift.
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the dow jones industrial gained 13 points while the nasdaq gained four points. chick-fil the number of americans facing a penalty for not buying health insurance is much higher than previous estimates. the nonpartisan congressional budget office says the penalty will hit almost 6 million americans, most would be middle class. the figure is 50% higher than the cbo's previous estimate. microsoft co-founder bill gates topped "forbes" magazine annual list as the richest man in america as he has in previous years. but mark zuckerberg was the biggest loser on the 400
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wealthiest americans. he tumbled to 36 on the list from number 14. facebook's lackluster stock price cost him more than $1 billion in net worth. no worry. "forbes" magazine says his net worth is estimated still at almost $9.5 billion. >> had to look down to make sure that was right number. >> not too much of a loser. >> i'm sure he's sweating over that $8 billion. coming up. left hanging. nearly two dozen amusement park riders get stuck hundreds of feet in the air and it's not the first time that this ride has had problems. this is the morning news. think twice. with occasional irregularity, things your body doesn't use could be lingering in your system, but activia has been shown in clinical studies to help with slow intestinal transit. ♪ activia. ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪
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hours. workers were able to lower the ride to the ground to get the people down. the ride had also stalled about two weeks ago. that's the kind of thing they don't tell you when you get on it. it remains closed this morning. a house committee is aspected to hear testimony today in the controversial fast and furious gun trafficking operation. the only witness is the inspector general. on wednesday he issued his report which cleared attorney general eric holder. >> reporter: two senior justice department officials are leaving their job after reports from the inspector general faulted the agency's gun trafficking probe fast and furious. jason weinstein and medal son said they disagreed with finding. it found no one at the justice department or atf considered the consequences of allowing thousands of guns to end up in the hands of mexican drug
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cartels. two of them ended up in 2010 at the murder scene of brian terry. the report didn't criticize eric holder but said his deputies should have briefed him about the investigation much earlier. >> allowing guns to walk whether in this administration or the prior one is wholly unacceptable. i've been consistent on this. i've said this from day one. >> reporter: holder became the center of an gigs on capitol hill. >> when we ask a legitimate question about brian terry's murder, about fast and furious, we were lied to. >> resolution is agreed to. >> reporter: the republican led house voted in june to hold him in contempt for failure to turn over documents in the investigation. holder cited executive privilege. the inspect orgeneral is set to testify about his report before the house oversight committee on thursday. up next, your thursday morning weather and in sports, cabrera pushes his team towards
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morning. south will be mainly dry. showers are likely in great lakes. eastern north dakota and northern minnesota. west coast will have morning clouds. rest of the west will be hot and dry. in sports this morning as we come down the final week of the baseball season, detroit's cabrera is making a serious running at winning the league's triple crown. cabrera leading the league in batting and rbis and last night against oakland smacked his 41 homer of the season. puts him one behind leader josh hamilton. tigers win this one. white sox trying to stay ahead. they run into problems. kansas city wins 3-0. chicago's division league split two games. extra inning affair between seattle and baltimore. game tied at 11-in the 11th. adam jones gets a two-run homer. seattle trying to get something going in the bottom of the inning.
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saunders, thrown out trying to steal second base that end the game orioles win it 3-1. with that win the a's lost, baltimore moves ahead of oakland in the american league wild card. angels 3.5 games out. detroit five back. the rays even closer, st. louis hanging on to that last spot. houston, they get homered. on the way to a 5-0 win over the last place astros. the brewers and pirates both trying to make a run. first inning, leads off the game with a home run but brewers pitcher who had the big night. fifth inning, hits an rbi double down the right-field line to make it 2-2-0. brewers win that one 3-1. milwaukee stays 2.5 games
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here's a look at the weather. mostly sunny in washington, 76 degrees. partly sunny in atlanta, 80 degrees. st. louis 76. denver 80 morning fog and mostly sunny skies in seattle, 77 degrees. an ambitious crime fighting is started in london. they paint baby faces on places usually defaced by graffiti. >> reporter: when shutters come down there's baby faces all
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around. store owners hope images will keep vandals away. >> you don't want to break into the shop. >> reporter: she was looking for a way to fight the violence that swept through london last summer. rioters sent part of the city on fire and attacked police after officer shot and killed a young man. this is one of several stores with babies on the shutters. the company behind the project plan to monitor crimes here. they want to find occupant if these baby faces made a difference. local toddlers were selected as models. some say it's naive to think the tender look of a newborn will stop criminals. doctors at the university of pennsylvania found big eyes and chubby cheeks trigger a caring response in the brain. >> it drives human motivation is
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increasing activity when shown more of those baby features. >> reporter: if the project ends up making the neighborhood safer more baby faces could pop up in other areas. see if that works. a denver man has been awarded more than $7 million in a so-called popcorn lawsuit. he claimed he developed a lung disease from years of inhaling a dangerous chemical used in the butter flavoring of microwave popcorn. the popcorn maker and supermarket failed to have warning labels. the companies will appeal. you never know. it was not your ordinary snatch and grab robbery in southern california. police in santa monica say thieves broke into a home last week and made off with more than $10 million of goods including more than a dozen works of art by a marriage arti. they stole wine, cash and a
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. good morning. welcome to 9news now. today is thursday, september 20. i'm jessica doyle in for andrea roane. good morning. i'm mike hydeck. monika samtani here with traffic and howard bernstein,
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you have a nice message to deliver. we had a great day yesterday. today will be one of the best days of the year. today will be a top five if not a top ten. it's a little chilly. >> it's refreshing. >> exactly. this afternoon spectacular. here's a look at the day planner. grace visibility because the air is dry and clear. 56 in town. i'll show you the other temps in a minute. noon 71. a beautiful lunch hour. hope you can get outside and enjoy it and by 5:00 74 degrees. we'll top out at 3w-7 8. look how -- at about 78. look how chilly in some of the suburbs. new york, -- york, pennsylvania 44. the bay 62. we're holding at 56 degrees. we have a touch of fog this morning. out toward the warrenton area. visibilities are down to one mile. we may see an isolated patch
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out to the west in some of the valleys where the temperatures have dropped the most. this afternoon delightful. highs in the mid- to upper 70s. it's 4:26. in her pink today is monika samtani with timesaver traffic. a beautiful day to wear pink. a little chilly right now but as you heard howard say, it's going to be gorgeous today. all we have is that construction. we're making up for yesterday morning where we didn't have as much. today look at all the icons behind me all along the west side of the beltway in tysons and annandale, on 66, both directions between nuttily and the beltway. let's take a live look on 95 in lorton. you have construction on the southbound side from the beltway to lorton. as you can see again all the lanes here look great and nice and light. let's go back over to the maps showing you more construction icons on the north side of town on the beltway n silver spring. looking great in germantown at father hurley down to the spur.
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i'll be back with more traffic at 4:39. >> see you then, monika. thanks. we begin with the latest from campaign 2012. there's a new cbs poll suggesting mitt romney is trailing president obama in the hispanic community. >> romney tried to do something about that on wednesday. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: mitt romney tried to court the hispanic party. >> this party is the natural home for hispanic americans because this is the party of opportunity and hope. ours is the party that will bring a brighter future. ours is a party of greatness. this is why hispanic americans are going to join this campaign. we're going to win because we're going to get the support of you and your friends. >> reporter: he answered questions about immigration. >> i'm not in favor of a mass deportation effort and taking them out of the country. >> reporter: but the toughest
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question of the day was about his comment on secretly recorded video that 47% of americans believe they're victims entitled to government handouts. >> some people might think you are dividing the united states and you're understand -- underestimating-- >> my campaign is about america. this is a campaign about helping people who need help. right now the people who are poor in this country need help getting out of poverty. >> reporter: romney's 47% comment could hurt him come election day. gallop has release add new poll that -- released a new poll that many americans are turned off by what he said. a third said they're less likely to vote for romney because of what he said. 20% say his words make them more likely to vote for him. 43% say it won't make a difference. romney says he was talking about how the president's economic policies have led more americans to seek government help. >> the president cares about


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