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puff, puff, puff puff this video was submitted by a student through the teens dive smart program. for more information on teen safety, visit remembering nelson mandela. the anti-apartied activist dies at 95. this morning he's being remembered as an icon of human rights. >> he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, december 6th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, this morning nelson mandela is being remembered for
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his resolve and ability to forgive, traits that helped peace employ end the brutal segregational policy in south africa. he died yesterday at the age of 95 following a long illness. he was surrounded by his family. his fight made him an inspiration to millions, including president obama. >> i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison, he gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. >> when mandela died, crowds gathered throughout south africa to mourn his death andelebrate his life. debora patta is in johannesburg with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. when i was outside his home, they woke up to the new e his
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had died, it came as no surprise because his health has been very, very poor for six months but it still has the power to shock and sadden. his health has been critical but over the past few days it got even worse prompting his wife to summon the family to his bedside and in this home they were able to say their final good-byes last night. but the story of his life is really being told on the streets here. rich and poor, young and old, black and white are gathering, some to sing, some to cry. i just saw a white housewife with her black domestic worker, madam and servant, walking arm and arm, sobbing uncontrollably, a fitting legacy to a man whose entire life of enduring legacy is one of reconciliation and forgiveness. his body was taken to one military hospital last night and it will lie in state for public viewing and then be flown to his
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rural home for a private family burial. that's about a two-hour flight from johannesburg, and that is undisclosed to take place in about ten days. anne-marie. >> debora patta in johannesburg. thank you very much. nelson went from prisoner to president in a short period of time. scott pelley has more on nelson's remark life. >> he was born? july. his mother named him holy soshwa meaning troublemaker but later a school teacher renamed him nelson. he moved to johannesburg in 1923. he became one of first black lawyers and joined the opposition african national congress in the early 1940s devoting himself then to peacefully ending apartied. then in 1960, 69 peaceful black demonstrators were killed by
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white south african police in the infamous massacre. mandela came to believe that the only recourse then was violence. >> that it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and nonviolence against a government is on these savage attacks and defenseless people. >> he was arrested in 1962 and later charged with sabotage. he was in the alcatraz of south africa. he said nelson mandela never let his spirit die. >> he worked on the promise that he would live to see the victory. he accepted that he may not live to see the victory, but he did not doubt that the freedom struggle would triumph. >> reporter: mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. then on february 11th, 1990, at
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the age of 71, he walked free. cbs news correspondent bob simon covered his release. >> reporter: the mandela limousine was a beat up toyota. the motorcade had to change plans several times because the approaches to cape town were jammed. >> reporter: the archbishop said prison made the man. >> fully robust and aggressive young militant became a generous understanding person. >> i cherish the idea of the new south african where all south africans are equal. >> reporter: in 1993 mandela and the person who freed him shared the nobel peace prize and a year after that mandela became south africa's president. >> let there be justice for all. let there be peace for all.
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let there be work, bread, water, and salt for all. god bless south africa. thank you. >> reporter: mandela chose to serve only one term. in the end he came to personify struggle, a political prisoner who became president and saved his south african nation. >> he could so very easily have led our country down the road of retribution and revenge, and we would have been up a creek. >> reporter: author maya angelou knew mandela since 1960. >> nelson mandela represents the best anybody can hope for. he was a great man, and i'm grateful. the world is better for having him. >> reaction to mandela's death is pouring in from around the world. susan mcginnis is in washington
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with more. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. the tributes have been coming in all night long from leaders around the world and other officials including here in washington. the people of america join south africa today in mourning the passing of nelson mandela. south africans sang and danced outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. the outpouring began in the middle of the night when word spread that the man they called father passed away. mandela spent 27 years in prison because he fought against apartied, south africa's system of legalized racism. but as the archbishop noted this morning, mandela forgave those who imprisoned him. >> this one has become the global icon symbol of
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reconciliation. >> upon his release, mandela would go on to become south africa's first black president in 1994. >> he built a genuine multi-racial democracy in south africa. when he could have chose the politics of ventment, he chose the politics of inclusion. >> years later he would become the man that would become the world's first black president. >> we lost the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share good times with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> mourners gathered outside nelson mandela's statue outside the embassy. >> we try to prepare ourselves, but it's not that easy. >> flags will fly at half-staff in honor of mandela through monday. now, many see the most striking aspect of nelson mandela's legacy as this extraordinary
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capacity for forgiveness, that with no bitzerness, he embraced those who held him captive and thereby brought about this unification of south africa, and made him a hero for all ages. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. nelson mandela left the presidency in 1999. his life has been portrayed in several movies. one, "mandela: long walk to freedom" had its debut last night in london just as he passed away. prince william and katherine attended the premiere. >> my thoughts and prayers are with him, his family right now. >> reporter: they didn't learn of his death until after the movie was other. his daughters explained they wanted the premiere to go on. we'll have much more coming up
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on "cbs this morning." now, to other news. millions of americans are facing another big blast of winter-like weather, and the national weather service is also issuing storm and ice warnings from texas to tennessee. some parts of the midwest are expected to see several inches of snow. the snow is also bringing bitter cold to a wide swath of the eastern half of the country. schools in dallas and ft. worth are closed today and residents are being told to stay home. they're calling today ice friday. sleet and freezing rain are coating ad making travel dangerous. a fleet of dump trucks is spreading sand on highways. coming up on the "morning news," a murder mystery in benghazi. an american teacher shot dead in a libyan city. this is the "cbs morning news." . but jim has afib, atrial fibrillation -- an irregular heartbeat, not caused by a heart valve problem. that puts jim at a greater risk of stroke. for years, jim's medicine tied him to a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested.
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in benghazi not far from the compound where the u.s. ambassador was killed last year. bob orr reports. >> reporter: as he and his wife anita left texas for libya, he made this video for his austin church. he talked about his need to spread a spiritual message. he worried about adapting to a foreign culture but said faith would guide him. >> if there's any single person in the entire person you can take a chance on, it's god. >> reporter: smith took a job teaching chemistry at the international school in benghazi. as he was jogging along this street, he was shot and killed by gunman riding in black jeep. no one has claimed responsibility but suspicions are focused islamic militants. since ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were edkill 15 months ago, westerners have been targets. in jeune the u.s. state department warned all u.s.
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citizens against traveling to benghazi. in an internet posting just days ago al qaeda propagandist adam gadahn urged libyans to strike back saying rise up and take revenge from america. >> you go to a place like this -- >> reporter: smith was certainly aware of potential dangers, but his message to his church said his religious convictions gave him strength. >> no matter what happens, i'm good. that gives me peace. i'm okay with that. >> reporter: we don't know if smith was specifically targeted in planned attack or the victim of some other kind of crime but the u.s. is pressing the bless for more investigation. straight ahead, your friday morning weather. and drive-through dilemma. a come find bags filled with cash after they pick up their order at a mcdonald's drive-through window. ig job.
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york with that and more. >> good morning, anne-mth. fina particular attention because a strong jobs report could spur the federal reserve to pull back on "i" economic stimulus program. the economy has added an average of 202,000 jobs a month from august to october. the unemployment level stands at 7.3%. indications that the fed may cut back its economic stimulus sent stocks lower on wall street. the dow jones industrial average lost 68 points, its fifth straight day of decline. the nasdaq fell four points. asian markets were cautious ahead of the u.s. jobs report. tokyo's nikkei gained nearly 1% and hong kong's hang seng added nearly a fraction. general motors is pulling most of its brand from europe. it will end by 2016. gm says it will concentrate its european efforts on its european made opal brand. they'll offer the corvette
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throughout europe. and fast food workers demonstrated for higher wages yesterday. protests and work stoppages were held across the country. the effort to raise the minimum wage to $16 an hour began about a year ago led by the service employees international union. and when a tennessee couple ordered breakfast at mcdonald's, they got bucks instead. greg and stacy terry found three bags filled with money. it turned out the restaurant's deposit were mistakenly put in their takeout bag. you can imagine an upset employee caught up with the terrys. he explained the situation. the money was happily returned. you've got to admit, big returns on your big mac situation. >> indeed. that's my kind of dollar menu or $20 from what i can see there. alexis christoforous at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot. when we return, more of otown life and contributions of nelson mandela. how he used sports to inspire others.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., 59. rain in atlanta. it will be sunny in denver and seattle today. florida state quarterback jameis winston will suit up when his team plays for the acc championship on saturday. a prosecutor declined to file sexual assault charges against winston saying there were too many gaps in the accuser's story. the accuser and her family have been critical of investigators after the announcement they released a statement saying her experience will, quote, discourage other victims of rape from coming forward and reporting. winston released his own statement saying he's relieved that he will be able to continue his education at florida state. and in the nfl, two teams moving in dirchtd directions meet on thursday night.
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jacksonville, winners in three of their last four games, hosting houston, losers of ten straight. the jaguars used some trickery. ace sanders catching a lateral pass and throws it to jordan todman for a third quarter touchdown. the jags win, 27-20. finally, nelson mandela once said sport has the power to change the world. as a young man, the human rights leader was an accomplishment amateur boxer. a year after his historic election as south africa's first president he lead his country to the world cup finally. he got to host the 2010 world cup. the first time it was ever held in africa. and he was known for inspiring athletes across generations. boxing legend muhammad ali had this to say. he was a man whose heart, soul,
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. good morning. happy friday. welcome to wusa9. today is friday, december 6, 2013. i'm jessica doyle in for andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. you're looking at a live shotout side nelson mandela's home. he passed away yesterday. we'll have more coming up in a moment. erica grow is in for howard. she has the weather. erica, well start with you. we have a lot to talk about. it's mild out there right now. most of the showers we had during the overnight have moved out but there are more showers on the way and i want you to know before you step out the door that this is the mildest it will be all day. temperatures falling during the day. so definitely grab the jacket as well as the umbrella as you're heading out the door. let's start off with a look at the michael & son weather cam. you can tell we don't have rain falling right now because it's a nice clear view there. in the day planner more scattered showers on the way. a temperature of 61 degrees downtown. but falling by noon to 55.
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we'll be at 49 degrees by 4:00 as you're heading back home from work. we're going to see that possibility of some steady rain moving in and tonight with the cold front, it looks like we could see a thunder storm as well. but very mild out there right now. 4:25. 46 in cumberland and only 34 in cumberland. here's a one-hour loop of doppler radar. a patch of showers just moved through in the past 20 minutes moving up to the east and northeast but there is more rain on the way. the wide view shows the heavier rain cells in the panhandle of west virginia. steadier rain west of the beltway out toward chantilly and we could see some of that moving from front royal through winchester over the next half- hour or so and even lightning strikes down here in the northern neck of virginia.
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much more on your forecast coming up in a few minutes but right now let's get a look at traffic with beverly. good morning a wet start means for slick roadways and fog out there to worry b. around the capitol beltway the only issue we've had is volume right now and the wet pavement. northbound i-95 heading into springfield, lanes have been open. an accident on the outer loop at telegraph road out of the roadway last report so that's not really an issue for you. maryland beltway incident free right now. but traffic in and out of baltimore. i-95 south of kayton avenue impacted by a serious crash. southbound lanes are completely shut down and they've been diverting the southbound traffic on the northbound lanes of 95 so headed to baltimore don't use northbound 95 because of the two left lanes closed there to turn that southbound traffic around. and a better bet now certainly seems to be the bw parkway 295 north to baltimore right now or even 29 as a consideration.
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we'll keep monitoring this as the morning goes on and we'll be back with more coming up. back to you. >> thanks, bev. talk to you in a little bit. he changed the word. nelson mandela's fight for equality in south africa meant that millions of people would have a better life. this is a live shot of the celebration outside his home in hoe johannesburg. he died yesterday at the age of 95. a public memorial service is expected to take place at a johannesburg soccer stadium the next few days. >> his funeral will take place in nine days at his ancestral home. before he was a freedom fighter at the beginning 95 years ago, he was just a boy his mom named troublemaker. >> reporter: nelson mandela's triumph fact walk to eedom in 1990 after 27 years in south
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africa's notorious robin island prison mandela stepped into the waiting arms of his family and joyous expectations of an entire country. >> i cherish the idea -- [indiscernible] >> reporter: he not only became south africa's first black president but an international icon. he won the nobel peace prize after managing to put aside any thoughts of vengeance against his former jailers and instead brought them into a unity covet preserving the nation even as the apartheid system crumb bammed. >> -- crumbled. >> i have fought very firmly. >> reporter: nelson mandela's given name in the south african language translates as troublemaker. it was a teacher who changed it to nelson as the young mandela grew up in a privileged home and first became a lawyer representing blacks who had been forced off their


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