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the raid that killed osama bin laden takes center stage in the race for the white house. delicate diplomacy. neither side is talking about a chinese activist reportedly holed up in the u.s. embassy. scraping the describes. the new world trade center is now new york city's taeflt building. >> it sends chills up and down your spine when you think about what happened. captioning funded by cbs good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle miller.
one year after osama bin laden was killed by u.s. special forces the issue has become a campaign issue. president obama says the anniversary should be a time of reflection. it's a move that's drawing criticism from mitt romney. meanwhile soon to be declassified documents are revealing new information about al qaeda and its leader. tara mergener has more now from washington. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning to you, michelle. a task force is going through the documents which will be avaltable later this week. this is a continuing war over bin laden's death. the u.s. government says osama bin laden's death was a crippling blow to al qaeda that is still being held today. >> they're struggling to attract recruits. al qaeda is losing badly. >> reporter: on the evening of may 1st, the navy s.e.a.l.s
launched a. they stuffed the bagful of documents and videos. it provided insight into bin laden's operations. he was particularly worried about drone strikes. >> in documents we seized he confessed to december aster after disaster. he even urged his leaders to flee their tribal regions toonld go away from aircraft, photography, and bombardment. >> reporter: ahead of the anniversary, a political battle ensued when the obama campaign launched a web ad. it suggested mitt romney would not have ordered an attack on bin laden. romney is firing back. >> you would have given the order, governor? >> even jimmy carter would have given that order. >> reporter: but in 2007 romney said then senator obama was wrong to launch an attack without approval from the pakistani government. >> if there are others who have said one thing and now suggest they do something else, then i'd
go ahead and let them explain it. >> reporter: republicans are criticizing president obama for politicizing obama bin laden's death. now, to mark the anniversary, romney will be in new york today with former mayor rudy giuliani and a group of firefighters. michelle? >> tara mergener in washington. thank you. for the first time the obama administration is talking openly about the use of drones to hunt dound and kill al qaeda targets. speaking in washington yesterday, counterterrorism official john brennan said targeting al qaeda weapons with lethal force is both legal and ethical. targets are chosen by weighing whether there is a chance of capturing the person against how much a threat he presents. secretary of state hillary clinton is en route to china this morning. there she'll hold high-level strategic and economic talks. they're scheduled to begin on thursday. but a human rights issue that neither side wants to discuss is the elephant in the room.
it involves a blind chinese lawyer and civil activist who is apparently holed up in the u.s. embassy. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton has little to say about chinese human akty shift chen in the hours on the night before she leaves for beijing. >> i'm not going to address the specific case at this time. >> reporter: but she did say human rights would be discussed among other issues. including trade and communicate. >> a constructive relationship including talking very frankly about those areas where we do not agreed. >> reporter: chen is agreed to be under u.s. protection in beijing after his daring escape from house arrest last week. the blind lawyer had been detained for years after he exposed forced abortions under china's one-child policy. he released a video after his escape asking beijing not to
hurt the family he left behind. my wife, mother, and children are still in the guards' evil hands, he says. are obama administration is being careful not to inflame the issue before diplomatic talk begins on thursday. >> i'm not going to make a statement on the issue. >> reporter: president obama sidestepped the topic but saws the larger issue is one that the administration has discussed with china before. >> what i do want to emphasize is every time we meet with china, the issue of human rights comes up. >> reporter: one possible outcome is chen is granted asylum to live in the united states, something he says he doesn't want to do. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. elsewhere indian officials say at least 103 people were killed when a crowded ferry capsi capsized. at least another 100 are missing. there were about 350 people
crammed onto the boat, many riding on the roof, when a violent storm hit. the search for victims continues this morning. the american automobile association says a stretch of new york highway where seven members of the same family were killed has inadequate safety features. a van carrying the family flew off the bronx river parkway on sunday. the van plunged six stories into a ravine. the aaa says the section of the highway where the accident happened has inadequate guardrails, narrow lanes, and a dangerous curve. the wife of the chief prosecution witness in john edwards' criminal trial is expected to return to the witness stand today. sherry young testified yesterday that edwards asked her husband andrew young to take responsibility for his pregnant mistress. she told the jury edwards just fiefd using donor money to hide rielle hunter. hunter said she decided to live with the lie because she didn't
want to jeopardize edwards' campaign. on the "cbs moneywatch," new chance for barnes and noble. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and a whole lot more. good morning, ashley. >> good morning to you, michelle. u.s. economy drag dound the overseas market. tokyo lost 2% while hong kong's hang saeng is closed for a holiday. april turned out to be the first losing month of the year on wall street. on monday the dow was down 14 points while the nasdaq fell 22. for the month, the dow slid nearly 1%, the nasdaq dropped almost 1.5%. delta is buying its way into the fuel business. the airline announced it's spend 1g $50 million to acquire an oil refinery near philadelphia. delta is planning to use the facility to make its own jet fuel. the company hopes the investment will end up cutting about $300 million a year from its fuel bill and by owning a refinery,
delta would protect itself from dramatic swings in gas prices. meanwhile, microsoft is making a $300 million investment in barnes & noble. two companies are teaming up on a venture of selling ebooks and college textbooks. they will compete against amazon.com and gives microsoft entry into the ebooks business. occupy wall street activists are calling for nationwide demonstrations today to mark mayday. a group of ferry workers in the san francisco bay area will strike today, prompting officials to cancel services. the workers had been working without a contract since last summer yoo sa summer. and say good-bye to part of the-strip. the 23-year-old casino closed down to make way for a $500 million shopping and entertainment complex called the link but o'shea's company caesars says the irish-themed
casino will be back as part of the new complex and the work start this morning when o'shea's parking garage is imploded. so, michelle, keeping part of o'sheas and getting part of the 500 million dollar shopping complex, that's good. >> it's all about being new. ashley morrison in new york. thanks, ashley. coming up on the "cbs morning news," rising from the ashes. we'll take you to tall it building in new york city now gracing the skyline of lower manhattan. first scott pelley has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." the final words written by the world's most wanted terrorist. we're going to find out what's revealed in the documents and die rirs of osama bin laden that were seized during the raid on his compound where he was killed one year ago. that's tonight on the "cbs evening news." i want healthy skin for life.
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those are jazz greats her by han cot, wayne shorter and carter lighting up the new york stage yesterday in first ever international jazz day. they were part of a global celebration to help raise awareness about the power of jazz and other types of music. well, the sky's the limit in lower manhattan. one world trade center passed a major milestone yesterday and is now the tallest building in new york. manuel guy agas climbed about 800 feet for this story. >> reporter: the cover in lower manhattan reached new heights with the replacement of this steel beam. the first columbia of the 100th floor of the one world trade center now stands s 21 feet tar
than the empire staid building. >> sit's inspirational and it's going to make a lot of people happy. >> reporter: it took a while but eventually at a rate of a floor every week the tower started to alter manhattan's skyline. locals and tourists marvel at the structure. it comes at the one-year anniversary of osama bin laden. >> you're not going to stop america. >> it chepds chills up and down your spine of what happened. >> reporter: from here you get a real sense of how massive this structure is and how tall it is. take a look at this panoramic view of all of new york. something that's noticeable different from the original twin towers is that the building is all glass. windows, floor to ceiling all the way around. the tower is one of several buildings under construction at this site, which is also home to the september 11th memorial and museum it's been an act of passion and
an act of patriotic duty. >> reporter: the skyscraper isn't expected to reach its full height for at least another year when the needle is added. it will top out at 1,776 feet making it the tallest building in the united states. manuel guy manuel, cbs news, new york. a wayward dolphin refuses to leave. he's been stranded in a wetlands channel since friday. they say he looks healthy but appears slightly disoriented. that i also say the dolphin may have been scared off by his pod and he'll return to the ocean on his own. straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather. and in sports, the heat are on fire against the knicks, but it's what happened after the game that's got everybody talking. a lot of hershey's happiness in little drops of milk chocolate. and cookies n creme. pure hershey's.
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braun swung some heavy lumber against the padres. he smacked three home runs in the game for the first time in his career. he's now the first player do that at petco park since it opened in 2004. milwaukee, 8-3 over san diego. in basketball, defending champs the dallas mavericks are in a deep hole. in the fourth, kevin durant drains the fallaway jumper to put oklahoma city up by three. jason terry has a chance to tie at the buzzer but misses both shots. the thunder rolls past dallas, 102-99, for a 2-0 series lead. lebron james and the heat are burning up the knicks. the superstar had 19 points and chris bosh added another 21 as they coast over new york. the heat now have a 2-0 playoff lead. and the knicks amar'e stoudemire left with his arm in a sling. apparently he was so frustrated with the loss he punched the
glass cover of a fire extinguish fehr cutting his left hand. he tweeted he's mad at himself. he'll probably miss thursday's game. and the pacers came back strong against the magic. danny granger pulled in 18 points. so did george hill as yind outhustled them. they series is now one game apiece. in hockey the l.a. kings embarrassed the st. louis blues. 31 seconds after the opening face-off, mike richards scores on the game's first shot. the kings ended up tossed in four first-period goals. l.a. whips the blues 5-2 for a 2-0 series lead. alex ovechkin's goal gives the washington capitals a 3-2 win over the new york rangers. their playoff series is now tied at one game apiece. when we come back, a sequel 100 years in the making. get ready to book passage on the new titanic. we'll tell you about plans to
here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., thunderstorms, 80. atlanta, partly sunny and 85. st. louis, thunderstorms and 84. denver, partly cloudy, 78. seattle, mostly cloudy and 54. ja a new report has what could be the easiest way to lose weight. call it the sleep diet. the study says getting more than nine hours of sleep aneed can soup press genetic factors that lead to gaining wait and getting little sleep lead to the opposite effect. they studied this after studied more than a thousand pair of twins. now to a medical miracle. a woman who was paralyzed seven years ago is walking again. it's thanks to an iron man-like device that's called rewalk.
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. good morning. we're going to be in the low 80s today. we're going to warm up. yesterday we got to 67 degrees. a few showers and storms this morning. we may be dealing with those the next couple of hours. 61 right now. much, much warmer. 61. we'll be in the upper 70s by noon. low 80s for a high. the best chance for showers and storms will be the next few hours. you can see this line of storms coming through maryland, pennsylvania. getting through parts of virginia as well. as we look at it on live doppler 9000 hd the heavier stuff near harrisonburg. northern loudoun county neerls charles town and -- near charles town and point of showers we're seeing the storms come through. we have some lightning confirmed. here's leesburg, west of leesburg, north of leesburg,
the red dots are hefty downpours aoccurring parts across southern frederick county. here's prince wick. 15 to -- brunswick. 15 to lovettsville. leaving smithsburg headed toward emmitsburg through came to be continue not far from route 75 up there. this is what we're seeing there with the showers and some of these go back to hagerstown. we're looking at a little bit of rain early. temps in the 50s there. we're still 61. still 66 at the tappahannock airport. we're looking at highs going into the low 80s. monika santami, happy tuesday. happy tuesday. sounds great, howard. not too bad out on the roadways as well. we just got the overnight construction. a couple of spots i want to tell you about. first of all on the inbound side of the dulles toll road, you want to stay to the right. westbound access road is blocked. take it around back to the
beltway. 66 in centreville and nutley street as you head for route 50 you have to watch out for construction. construction in springfield between 6:44 and the beltway. we'll take a live look in newington northbound 95 is pretty light this morning. no problems to report heading for that construction in springfield. back to the map. this time to the north side of town. no problems to report on 270 as you come in from frederick down through damascus. now to the beltway shot at route 4, pennsylvania avenue south of town looking great in southern maryland. coming up in my next report, we'll take a look at 4:39. police are investigating two deadly stabbings from overnight around 2:15. officers responded to a report after crash at 5th street and florida avenue northwest. they found a man inside the vehicle with a stab wowngdz to his neck. he -- wound to his neck. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. a man was found on quarrel
street in northeast with a stab wound to his midsection. he was also taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. the identities of the victim have not been released. it was one year ago today president obama announced to the world osama bin laden had been killed. on the evening of may 1, navy seals raided the al qaeda leaders compound in pakistan. >> the team shot and killed bin laden and collected commuters and other evidence. astaire a mergener -- as tara mergener tells us, officials say they are no longer capable of a september 11 type attack. >> reporter: it was a crippling blow to al qaeda that is still being felt today. >> they're struggling to attract new recruits. morale is low and al qaeda viewing badly. >> reporter: on the evening of may 1, navy seals launch add daring raid into osama bin laden's compound