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>> the cost of war. the united states reaches a somber milestone in the war in afghanistan. >> gearing up, president obama and mitt romney prepare for their first debate. a show down in denver this wednesday. and on the record, are arnold schwarzenegger opens up on "60 minutes" about the affair that produce ad son and ended his marriage. >> it was the stupidest thing i've done in the whole relationship. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 1, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning in afghanistan the taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide attack that killed at least 14 people, including three nato service members.
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a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle rammed into a patrol. americans have a large presence there. nato is trying to sort out a weekend attack in afghanistan that left two americans dead. the casualties push the number of u.s. personnel killed in afghanistan to 2,000. the circumstances of saturday's violence remains unclear but a fire fight broke out at a checkpoint in eastern afghanistan. what nato hasn't determined so far was the gun battle a result of an insider attack or a deadly misunderstanding. >> reporter: this weekend marked the deadly milestone in afghanistan. 2,000 american soldiers killed since the war began nearly 11 years ago. it happened at a checkpoint in the eastern part of the country. one american soldier, an american contractor and three afghan soldiers were killed in a fire fight. >> the circumstances were somewhat confused but there was a report of insurgent firing
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taking place which we believe may have been a factor. >> reporter: nato did not say whether this was another in a serious of insider attack. these so-called green on blue attacks have left at least 52 international forces dead this year. the u.s. commander in afghanistan told "60 minutes" he's angry some afghan troops have turned on the americans who trained them. >> i'm mad as hell about it to be honor fwheft you. we'll get after this. we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign but we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> at a certain point if these attacks continue american people are going to say we've had enough. why are we training these people if they are murdering us. >> that may be, in fact, it may be the voice right now that we're hearing. >> reporter: the attacks frustrate afghan's president.
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>> this is something i bear responsibility for to correct. >> reporter: top u.s. military officials say these incidents are a serious threat to the u.s. mission in afghanistan. in syria the violence continues this morning. activists say syrian troops bombed a northern town at the border with turkey. nobody is claiming responsibility for a car bomb. dozens of others were wounded. foreign affairs was the topic of an opinion piece mitt romney wrote for yesterday's "wall street journal." romney said president has misapplied americans understanding. he wrote we must restore our economic strength, our mill
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strength and the strength of our values. both candidate are prepping for their first debate against each other this wednesday in denver focusing on domestic issues. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. >> reporter: the president enters the final month before the elections within reach of the number of electoral votes needed to win but he continues to battle criticisms or how the white house handled last month's attack in been ganghazi, libya. people packed a high school sunday night to listen to president obama. >> stand with me and work with me, we'll win clark county again. we'll win nevada again. we'll win this election again. >> reporter: it was the president's last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. like his opponent, he's trying to lower expectations. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who is going to have the best zinger. governor romney is a good
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debater. i'm just okay. >> reporter: mitt romney heads to colorado today for his last minute cram session. romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston sunday. he's been practicing since june. while many believe wednesday's debate is a must-win for romney, his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event will make-or-break this campaign. >> reporter: apparently not everyone got the memo to down play expectations. >> thursday morning you'll all be scratching your heads and say wow we have a barn burner now. >> reporter: the debate will center on domestic issues including the economy but right now romney is focused on foreign policy and has been slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle east. in an op-ed in the "wall street journal" romney said the president showed weakness in the middle east. he said president obama heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. he doesn't understand an
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american policy that lacks resolve can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides says the president is looking forward to debate foreign policy with mitt romney. >> he took the iraq war, he did. he will focus on bin laden and bring him to justice. >> reporter: romney is said to be planning a major foreign policy speech to be delivered in the next few weeks. foreign policy is the focus of the final presidential debate on october 22nd in florida. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. come november colorado voters are expected to pass an amendment addressing the flood of political advertising. it began two years ago with the supreme court ruling with restrictions on campaign contributions, restrictions on freedom of speech. so far this year, $ 522 million has been spent compared with
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$515 for the entire 2008 election. >> romney paid 14% in taxes last year on 13 million in income. >> obama wages war on coal. >> they blow everything out of proportion. >> reporter: in colorado alone, $47 million in five months have been spent by the romney and obama campaign. come november people here can tell the rest of the nation how they feel about enduring all those tv ads. >> let me get your e-mail address. >> reporter: amendment 65 is on the ballot. if passed the state's congressional delegation would be required to propose an amendment to the u.s. constitution limiting campaign contributions and spending. this is the executive director of colorado common cause. >> the result is a democracy that distorts the voice of ordinary people in favor of
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those who can write multimillion dollar expects. >> reporter: millionaires would argue they have the right to free speech as well. >> free spech protects what we say but it shouldn't be that we can scream louder than others. >> reporter: the 2010 ruling said restriction on contributions was restriction on free speech. a statement provided to cbs news warns what the colorado referendum does is chill free speech and gives incumbent politicians an inherent advantage. although colorado voters are expected to pass the referendum by a big margin, public opinion consultant provides a reality check. >> have no binding effect. it is simply what i call a postcard to congress. >> reporter: which means the ad barrage will continue as will
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the debate. this kind of unlimited spending free speech at its best or at its worse? the supreme court begins a new term today. the first monday in october. court is expected to rule on cases concerning same sex marriage, affirmative action and voting rights. yesterday in washington six of the justices attended the so-called red mass celebrated the sunday before the court begins its new term. a tradition that dates back to 1963. coming up, arnold schwarzenegger opens up to "60 minutes" about the affair that ended his long time marriage to maria shriver. this is the morning news. a deep, throbbing, persistent ache. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and for some people, it can work in as early as the first week of treatment. so now i can do more of the things that i enjoy.
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ordering 50,000 people to evacuate. more than 140 people were injured and tens of thousands of homes had no power arnold schwarzenegger's new memoir hit the stores today. he talked with lesley stahl on "60 minutes" and said he never talked to their housekeeper about their son. >> it appeared to me that there was something off, he started to look like me. that's when i kind of got it, that it was never discussed but i put things together here. >> did you ask her? her name is mildred. did you ask mildred? >> no, i didn't. but i felt that i shouldake t on the responsibility of taking care of him and her. so i took care of them financially. >> all of a sudden she started getting money. no, you must have said, you
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know, i want to take care of him. how does money start showing up the >> i gave it to her and she knew what it was. >> you can see more on cbs money watch. tens of thousands protest in paris and the big guns come out for a gangster auction. ashley morrison has more. >> reporter: good morning. more anti-austerity protests taking place in europe over the weekend. in paris thousands took part in peaceful demonstrations. on friday the french government presented a budget that includes higher taxes on the wealthy but which critics lack reforms that could kick start economic growth. uncertainty over spain's bailout sent overseas markets lower. nikkei dropped 1% while the hang seng was closed for a holiday.
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this week we'll get the september unemployment data. second to last monthly jobs reports before the presidential election. on wall street stocks slipped, the dow lost 142 points while the nasdaq slid 63 points. today investors will here from federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. he'll discuss the fed's new stimulus program. stocks fell after the fed official said the plan will not create jobs. today medicare starts changing the way it does business. the agency will begin fining hospitals that has too many patients return within 40 days because of complication. it could affect 2,200 facilities and the average fine would be about $125,000. and an auction featuring the most famous outlaws in history raked in more than a million dollars.
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bonnie and clyde went down in a hail of gunfire, bonnie parker had a .38 taped to her thigh. yesterday the guns were auctioned off to the same bidder for a total of $524,000. wh >> ashley morrison here in new york. up next your monday morning weather and in sports a bizarre pre-game collision knocks down redskin starters and knocks them out of the game against the bucs.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. new york partly sunny, 72 degrees. 90 in miami. 69 in chicago. 84 in dallas. hot in los angeles, 101. let's check your national forecast. stormy day in the south. northern mid-atlantic and southern new england. showers and thunderstorms are possible from the great lakes to the southern plains. in sports this morning another classic show down between the giants and eagles turns into a thriller in philadelphia. fourth quarter giants eli manning's pass incomplete.
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on the drive there's three interference calls. eagles hold on to beat the giants 19-17. freak accident during a pre-game warm up. both are out of the game against the bucs. robert griffith pushed the skins up by ten. the bucs will come back, a minute-and-a-half in the game. the third field goal is nailed. puts tampa bay up by one. griffin scrambles 15 yards down the 26 yard line. skins come back against the bucs 24-22. in baseball just three games left in the season and detroit is one game closer to making the playoffs. all the offense the tigers needed. launches a homer. 2-1 tigers. clinches the american league
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central tomorrow over a win on kansas city. madness in medinah, illinois. the americans were 10-4 and were supposed to win. in the 17th with u.s. and europe tied, this is a putt for par. europe now gets a one point lead. europe stuns the u.s. 13 1/2-13 to win the ryder cup again. an extreme skateboarder has a surprise, high-speed run in with some local wildlife.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. d.c. clouds and sun 74. storms in "atlantis" 78. afternoon rain st. louis 68.
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73 in denver and morning fog in seattle 71 degrees. good news for drivers in los angeles this morning. carmageddon two is over. cars are one of the busiest freeways in theiation. work went around the clock. just like last year, fears of a massive traffic jam never happened. lindsay lohan is in trouble with the law again. she accuse ad 25-year-old man of throwing her down in a hotel room in new york city sunday. she alleged took his phone. she was arrested on misdeamnor assault but dropped. he has filed harassment complaints against lohan. two weeks ago she was accused of hitting a pedestrian with her car. in denver a skateboard race lived up to its name.
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a deer comes out of nowhere and slams into one of the skateboarders. he and the deer tumbled off the road. no word on the condition of the skateboarder. i'm terrell brown, this is the morning news. we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs in communities across the country. we hired three thousand people just last year. bp invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five years, no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come.
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today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger.
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. good morning. welcome to 9news now. today is monday, october 1. i'm andrea roane. if you like fall, you're going to feel it when you head out the door. good morning. i'm mike hydeck. beverly farmer is in for monika samtani today with time
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timesaver traffic. howard bernstein is here with the weather. nice comeback with the patriots. we'll get to weather. they made a good run. oh, my goodness. weather wise, let's get going with the forecast because we've got a chilly start out there. we're down in the mid-50s in town but we have 40s north and west of us. by noon mostly cloudy, upper 60s. we may stay in the 60s for a few spots. a chance of showers especially west and southwest of d.c. showers yesterday evening. they're gone but look at rain in southern virginia lifting slowly north. that's what we'll have to watch for the afternoon hours. this morning we're down to 44 in martinsburg. cumberland 45. 55 annapolis. i've heard from bill in newland. he's at 50 in the northern neck. visibilities are an issue out to the west in the northern
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shenandoah valley. quarter mile from martinsburg and hagerstown. had allege fog around warrenton and culpeper but those visibilities have come up to five miles. a dense fog advisory west out toward cumberland and south toward the winchester, frederick county, virginia area as well. going up to the high 60s, maybe low 70s with showers late. visibility the issue. some wet pavement and the fog factor. still some woad work went on in the -- road work went on in the overnight hours. eastbound 66 volume is very light here getting to the beltway past gallows road. the last report the left hov accident to join 95 is closed. northbound 95 a little bit after struggle although the pace is better coming out of fredricksburg. the work crew before 17 fall moth blocking all but -- falmouth blocking all but the
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left lane. if you travel on the 395 corridor, the pace is good. beltway up toward the 14th street bridge and folks that are headed around the maryland beltway inner loop roadway should be pulling out of your way. the beltway at the american legion bridge running freely in east direction. you can see a little bit of haze at the tree top level with the fog. back to you. we begin with the latest from campaign 2012. president obama holds a 51% to 54% among likely voters in swing states but that's going to a new "washington post" poll out this morning. the president campaigned in nevada and is scheduled to stay there the next few days as he gets ready for wednesday's debate. >> reporter: more than 11,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> if you stand with me and work with me, we will win clark county again. we'll win nevada again.
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we'll win this election again. >> reporter: it was the president's last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. like his opponent, he's trying to lower expectations. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who's going to have the best zingers. governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> reporter: mitt romney heads to colorado today for his last- minute cram session. romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's been practicing since june. while many believe wednesday's debate is a must win for romney, his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> reporter: but apparently not everyone got the memo to downplay expectations. >> thursday morning you're all going to be scratching your heads saying wow, we have a barn burner for the next 30 days. >> reporter: wednesday's debate will center on domestic issues including the economy. right now romney is


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