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,, captioning funded by cbs video outrage. that video supposedly spoeg marines desecrating bodies could threaten peace talks. palmetto state push. the campaign in south carolina and mitt romney's rivals are told to tone it down. radioactive recall. metal tissue holders sold at bed, bath and beyond contain low levels of radioactive material. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, january 13th, 2012. good morning everyone. i'm terrell brown. more fallout this morning from the internet video showing
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marines desecrating bodies. hamid karzai calls the video inhumane. leon panetta said it could endanger peace talks with the taliban. the marines promise an internal and criminal investigation of the matter. tara mergener has our report. >> referee: membe the act would violate international laws of war. it's not clear if the dead were taliban fighters, civilians or someone else. but at least two of the marines seen in the video have been identified. several more may be in trouble. >> anyone, anyone found to have participated or known about it, having engaged in such conduct must be held fully accountable. >> defense secretary leon panetta condemned the video saying, i have seen the foot anl and i find the behavior depicted in it utterly deplorable. he also spoke with hamid karzai who called the video completely
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inhumane. the taliban issued a statement asking the united nations to get involved and stop what it calls the barbaric act of the american soldiers that go against all human norms. >> relations between the u.s. and war weary afghanistan are already strained. there's concern this video could jeopardize u.s. brokered peace talks between the afghan government and the taliban. the director of a muslim advocacy group says it could get worse. >> this shocking video may serve as a ground for anti-americanism. >> the u.s. wants to avoid another abu ghraib scandal where american soldiers were photographed demeaning prisoners in iraq. a top marine general has promised an internal investigation as well as a criminal one. tara merge jgener for cbs news white house. secretary panetta unveiled details last week.
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two brigades will be withdrawn from europe. fort bliss, texas yesterday, it consists of 3,000 to 4,000 troops. it's part of a broader redirection of u.s. forces. the u.s. plans to begin rotating units in and out of europe. to politics. a group is holding a meeting in texas starting today deciding whether to back mitt romney or somebody else. the south carolina primary just nine days away, there's pressure on romney's opponents to tone down the criticism of his business dealings. we go to ines ferre in washington with more. good morning, terrell. one of the contenders pressured to tone down his attacks is newt gingrich. even though yesterday he didn't repeat his criticism of mitt romney's business record, he did defend his right to question it. newt gingrich is pulling out all the stops against his biggest rival. >> massachusetts moderate mitt romney. he'll say anything to win. >> in a new web ad, he blasts mitt romney comparing him to
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former massachusetts presidential candidates michael dukakis and john kerry. >> just like john kerry, he speaks french too. >> with south carolina's primary only about a week away, gingrich is zeroing in on the gop front-runner. at campaign stops thursday, romney focused his attacks on president obama. >> we are going to see the change we're looking for. it's not barack obama. i believe it's going to be mitt romney. >> this weekend social conservative leaders from across the nation will meet in texas to try to agree on a romney alternative. >> it grieves me that washington, d.c. seems to be so removed. >> texas governor rick perry has been fighting for the social conservative vote with newt gingrich and rick santorum. >> i understand how faith plus family equals freedom. >> but jon huntsman, who many view as more moderate, says his record in utah speaks for itself. >> i think you'll find that i've been a consistent conservative. >> their campaign blitz may be
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working. new polls show romney's lead shrinking in south carolina. however, a number of republicans have rallied around mitt romney after the recent attacks against him, including the head of the u.s. chamber of commerce and also former new york city mayor, rudy giuliani. they say that the recent attacks against mitt romney undermine the free market principles of their party and their chief argument against president obama. terrell? ines ferre in washington for us. thank you. house republicans will vote next week on president obama's latest request to increase the debt limit of the nation. yesterday the president asked congress for another $1.2 trillion in an increase that would boost the debt limit to sf$.4 trillion enough to allow the government to keep borrowing until after the election. cbs money watch, missed signs of the housing bubble burst and a radioactive recall by bed, bath and beyond. doesn't sound good. ashley morrison with more. good morning, terrell. in overseas trading, the nikkei
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had a one-week high finishing higher than more than 1%. hang seng rose more than half a percent also. investors on wall street are anxious to hear the earnings report from jpmorgan chase this morning. it's the first of the big banks to announce fourth quarter results. stocks finished higher on thursday. the dow added 21 points and the nasdaq gained nearly 14. newly released documents show a federal reserve officials did not see the collapse of the housing market coming. transcript from 2006 meetings reveal that chairman ben bernanke and other fed officials, including treasury secretary timothy geithner failed to recognize the risk of falling home prices. the collapse of the housing market a year later helped trigger the great recession. applications for unemployment benefits rose last week to their highest level in six weeks. the spike can be attributed to the loss of thousands of seasonal jobs. but there is encouraging news. home depot is planning to hire 70,000 seasonal workers
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beginning in the spring. the failed solar panel maker solyndra wants to give its workers bonuses. the company is asking a judge to approve $500,000 to give to up to 21 employees. solyndra says the bonuses are necessary to keep those workers. the company received a half billion dollar loan from the federal government before declaring bankruptcy. bed, bath and beyond is recalling metal tissue holders because they contain a low level of radioactive material. the recall effects the dual ridge metal boutique tissue holder. it's been sold in about 200 stores and more than 20 states. a spokesperson from the nuclear regulatory commission says the product poses little health risk but that it's better to simply avoid any unnecessary radiation. and target is taking aim at shoppers with more upscale tastes. the retailer announced it will start featuring products from specialty shops and boutiques starting in spring.
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target also announced it will offer expanded displays of apple products in more than two dozen stores. target is getting fancier, terrell. >> i was going to say. i see you target. >> yes. >> take that, walmart. >> yes. >> ashley morrison. take care. let get a break in here. we're on winter storm watch. a shovel-ready job. an alaska town hopelessly buried in snow gets some extra help. first, scott pelley has a preview of tonight's news. angela zang is finishing up high school and learning to drive. yet shall she's mastered one thing. killing cancer. steve hartman goes on the road for a big medical discovery from a pint-sized girl tonight on the cbs evening news. on the "cbs evening news." .
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cold last night in a city park west of downtown. a snowstorm dumped several inches on the windy city. and much of the great lakes region. there weren't just kids in there. there were plenty of adult. did you see that? wasn't just fun at games at chicago airports yesterday as the winter storm blew through. thousands of travelers found themselves stranded for hours. the snow forced hundreds of cancellations, especially flights bound for the east coast. as for the satellite map, as it shows here. it's far from over. over the next 48 hours, there will be heavy accumulations if michigan to new england. especially in the lake effect regions of northern ohio, pennsylvania and new york. reaching as far south as virginia. mo one in the lower 48 states has seen anything like this. it's been the snowiest winter in alaska. east of anchorage, they've seen the worst of it. alaska national guardsmen are helping to clear snow there. on the second anniversary of
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the earthquake that devastated haiti the prime minister said it's a place where people bury the dead and go back to work. a ceremony was held yesterday north of port-au-prince. the disaster killed more than 300,000 people. bill clinton announced the $2 million donation from the reconstruction fund that he leads. natalee holloway of suburban birmingham, alabama was 18 years old when she was last seen in aruba in may of 2005 she'd been missing ever since. >> edward lawrence reports. a judge called this court hearing a sad occasion. right before he officially declared natalee holloway dead. her father asked for the declarati declaration. >> we've been dealing with her death for the last six and a half years. hopefully this meeting today will kind of put some closure on it. >> dave hol we, her father needs a death certificate for a $2,000 college fund can be used to send
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her younger proer to school. natalee's mother reluctantly agreed to the ruling. >> of course, it makes me very sad. >> she's ready to move on from this and hopefully justice eventually will be served. >> this declaration comes one day after the main suspect in her disappearance pleaded guilty to murdering a woman in peru. joran van der sloot was arrested twice for the disappearance and presumed death of natalee but never charged with the crimes. natalee was on the last day of her high school graduation trip. she was last seen in a car with several people, including van der sloot. the judgment will be handed to a county office so a death certificate can be issued. in los angeles, edward lawrence for cbs news. coming up on a friday morning, your weather forecast and in sports, is god really on tim tebow's side? a new poll shows a lot of americans think so. americans think so. arbucks blont is another way to look at the bean. another way that reveals the lighter, mellower side of our roast.
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intervention. 43% said yes. we'll see if that number changes after the game this weekend. this is after they found he's the favorite active professional athlete to the nba we go. a record night for dwight howard. howard went to the line 39 times. that breaks wilt chamberlain's 50-year-old record for most attempts in a game. he sank 21. finished with 45 points and 23 rebounds. that led the magic to a victory over golden state. in memphis, rough night for knicks leading scorer, carmelo anthony. he stayed in after hurting his wrist. he led the way for the grizzlies. he drove for a two-hand jam in the first. taking a pass in the second for an alley-oop. he scored 26 in the game. in the third, carmelo anthony sprained his ankle, hops to the bench. he did not come back to the game. memphis wins. duke hosting virginia.
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here's a look at the weather. d.c., partly cloudy, 39 degrees. partly sunny and 43 in atlanta. 33 and snow in detroit. 48 degrees, partly sunny skies in denver. morning fog and 44 in seattle. it is no joke. stephen colbert is thinking about running for president. last night, he legally
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transferred his political action committee to his friend, jon stewart. >> colbert super pac transfer, activate. >> sips politicians can't run super pacs. it clears the way for colbert to enter the south carolina primary. colbert is forming a committee. they can't donate money directly to individual candidates but can raise unlimited amounts from corporations or individuals. it's all to be spent for or against a particular candidate. chip reid reports. >> after poor results in iowa and new hampshire, newt gingrich's campaign would under normal circumstances be all but over. instead, he's charging into south carolina gunning for front runner, mitt romney. it's made possible by the generosity of one of gingrich's closest friends. billionaire sheldon adelson. the two men bonded over their support forisse real.
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recently, adelson threw gingrich a lifeline donating $5 million to a political action committee that supports gingrich. it plans to spend $3.4 million of adelson's money airing portions of this hard hitting 28-minute anti-romney video on south carolina tv stations. >> the suffering began when mitt romney came to town. >> under the law, the gingrich campaign is banned from coordinating its activities with the political action committee that is helping him. but earlier this week, gingrich admitted he still talks to adelson. >> i think if he wants to counterbalance romney's millionaires, i have no objection to him doing that. >> romney's millionaires include old family friends and fellow mormons, including marriott hotels who have given a million dollars to a super pac that supports romney. >> both sides are arming themselves to the teeth with millionaire friends. >> peter stone with the nonpartisan center for public
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integrity says adelson and the marriotts are prime examples of how the political clout of the wealthy has grown exponentially. >> so we have a fundraising war. we have a negative advertising war being under written by super rich friend of the candidates. >> rick santorum has stolen the race thanks, in part, to the generosity of finance mogul foster freese and a super pac that supports huntsman he's received millions from his father. president obama complained about the growing political power of the wealthy, but he didn't complain when hollywood billionaire jeffrey katzenberg gave a super pac $2 million to help the president. but for all the candidates, there's a risk in being associated with sometimes controversial billionaires. adelson, for example, made his billions in casinos, but many conservative republicans strongly oppose gambling. >> in south carolina thursday, gingrich told reporters that he would not be as competitive now
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the temperatures are in the 40s, the showers are light, take a look over the state, 40 and on the shore, 50 and it is going to stay in this range
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pretty much all day. starting off around 40, sunshine in the afternoon, the low to mid 40s for the high. the raven's game and more in a few minutes. in the news this morning, a video of united states marines that went viral is authentic and a man suing the baltimore city police for erasing a cell phone has a powerful new al lie. and more on the team and what it will take to make a run for the super bowl. more on the week's end in a,
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