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i'm susan mcginnis. we begin in washington where time is running short. if congress doesn't act, the government will run out of money next tuesday. the senate is about to begin preliminary voting on a house bill that would fund the government but defund president obama's health care law. senate democrats plan to strip that health care provision out of the measure, but senator ted cruz is doing all he can to delay a vote. the texas republican started speaking in opposition to the health care law on tuesday, and as of 4:00 a.m. eastern time today he was still going, occasionally yielding to questions from utah senator mike lee. ko im is in washington with all the details. ko. good morning. >> good morning, susan. to a largely empty chamber, but his efforts aren't sitting well with fellow republicans and will probably fail. >> i intend to speak until i am
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no longer able to stand. >> he wants the house to defund the affordable care aelt while trying to get democrats to . >> when you have a law that is causing more and more people to lose their health insurance, you have a law that's not working. you have a train wreck. >> cruz calls the health care act a job killer that's expensive and bad for business. speaking at a forum with former president clinton he said in states like new york it would save them thousands of particulars. >> it turns out their rates are 50% lower than what was available previously if you just went on the open market and tried to get health insurance. >> crews pressed on for hours. at one point he read tweets to anyone watching.
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to his daughters at home, he read a popular bedtime story. >> do you like green eggs and ham? i do not like green eggs and ham. >> cruz's fellow republicans are worried they'll get blamed for a government shutdown. they say this is not a winnable battle. >> i just don't happen to think filibustering a bill that defunds obama care is the best route to defunding obama care. all it does is shut down the government and keep obama care funded and none of us want that. >> a preliminary senate vote is expected today. the senate is expected also to send its funding bill, including money for the affordable care act, back to the house this weekend. susan? >> ko im in washington. thank you. well, some in congress are skeptical thwith president obams
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dip plea mattic overtures to iran. he signals he is open to talks on iran's nuclear program. jericka duncan reports. >> there was speculation he might cross paths or even shake hands with iran's new moderate president hassan rowhani, but that doesn't happen. earlier president obama told the u.n. general assembly his administration will assume talks with iran. leaders of the two countries have not met face to face for more than 30 years. >> the roadblocks may prove to be too great, but i firmly believe the diplomatic path must be tested. >> iran state-run news agency says rowhani skipped the lunch because alcohol was being served but a face-to-face talk would have been too complicated back
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home. president obama called for a security council resolution, forcing syrian president bashar al assad to make good on his promise to surrender chemical weapons. >> if we cannot agree even this, then it will show that the united nations is incapable of enforcing the most basic of international laws. >> the president announced the u.s. will send nearly $340 million in aid to refugees in countries affected by the syrian civil war. jericka duncan, cbs news, united nation. today begins three days of mourning for kenyan victims. kenya's president says the siege which began saturday is over but the mall is still being searched. at least 61 civilians were killed in the assault but the death toll is expected to rise. charlie d'agata has the latest from nairobi. >> reporter: it was hard to tell the siege was over. gunfire and explosions rang out
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again. an army sniper kept his gun trained on the mall from a nearby construction site and kenyan troops were stationed on the perimeters and rooftops while helicopters flew overhead throughout the day. inside groups of kenyan soldiers continued to comb the 300,000-square-foot mall floor by floor. he warned that bodies are still trapped under the rubble. still he addressed the nation saying kenya had stared down evil and triumphed. >> we have shame and defeated our attackers. that part of our task has been completed by our multi-agency security team. >> reporter: he said he could not confirm intelligence reports that suggested ta two or three americans may have been among the attackers. city morgues are preparing for the worst.
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we found volunteers who had been working round the clock since saturday's massacre. >> and the bodies were stacking up. actually they were building up a -- >> door misch, an engineer, told us the hardest part was when he had to tend to the body of a 9-year-old boy who died in his mother's arms. >> yes, i cleaned him up, wrapped him up. >> reporter: it was suggest thad two or three americans may have been among the attackers but he said he ordered forensic tests to be cared out on the remains to determine exactly who was responsible for the attack. charlie d'agata, cbs news, nairobi. one of the americans caught up in the terrorist attack is back in the united states. he
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she arrived yesterday. she worked in the bank in nairobi. she said she was having lunch in the mall when the assaults began. >> i was eating on the tras and you heard an explosion and we started crawling out. we were in the back of a home goods store. it was really crazy. i saw the troubled people. one had jeans, one had a white thing on his face, but i don't really care. >> she called it a really scary experience. rescue operations are under way in pakistan follow an earthquake. it happened yesterday afternoon. at least 210 people were killed, hundreds more were injured. most of the victims died when their houses collapsed. thousands are homeless. communications are spotty. the quake was so powerful it forced a new island out of the sea near the coast. in flood ravaged colorado, six people who were listed as
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missing have been found safe and well. eight people have been confirmed dead. only one person remains missing and is presumed dead. patricia good wooin. she loved the thompson river. she worked in a library. she had multiple sclerosis. >> she said the road was already -- the bridge was already hard to get over and the last thing i said was get as high as you can. >> nearly 2,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. more than 3,000 people had to be airlifted to safety. coming up on the "morning new news", breaking the silence. a deaf boy's emotional reaction to hearing his mother for the very first time. and wait till you hare this. rock star bono shows off his funny side with an uncanny impression of former president bill clinton. this is the "cbs morning news." this is for you.
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when i first met bono, he walked into the oval office and actually i saw it was a member of his own road crew. he wasn't really dressed like. actually i felt like the rock star on that occasion. >> irish rock star bono has gained a reputation for his political activism and philanthropy and now maybe for his impressions. the u2 frontman impersonated former president bill clinton in new york on the stage yesterday during the global initiative. president clinton got in on the fun. >> i must be really easy to make fun of. >> president clinton had left the stage briefly because he had forgotten his notes unlike the u2 song he was looking for. the air force has a new set of targets in the sky. its own jets.
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now the air force has outfitted six to fly unmanned so pilots can train against them and even on occasion shoot one down. boeing test pilot jason clemmons has mixed feelings about it. >> i love the f-16 and brag about it a lot, and now to get something ready to take off on its own so somebody else can shoot it down makes it a little bittersweet in my eyes. >> the remotely piloted f-16s replace vietnam-era f-4 jets that make them obsolete. in los angeles closing arguments are under way in the lawsuit fooints against michael jackson. the family is seeking $290 million. jury deliberations are expected to begin thursday. straight ahead, your wednesday morning weather. and in sports, a heart-pounding finish to a no-hit bid and jason
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including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure have occurred. before starting humira , your doctor should test you for tb. ask your doctor if you live in or have been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. tell your doctor if you have had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections, or have symptoms such as fever, fatigue, cough, or sores. you should not start humira if you have any kind of infection. ask your doctor if humira can work for you. this is humira at work. here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. in new york, sunny and 74 degreeses. miami, thunderstorms and 88. chicago, sunny and 70. dallas, sunny and 92. and in los angeles, cloudy and 75 degrees.
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now for a check of today's national forecast. mostly dry, sunny weather will continue across the northeast today. there will be showers from kentucky to the carolinas. most of the midwest will be dry, but there will be widespread showers and strong winds in the west. well, if the weather holds up today, we could see one of the greatest comebacks in sports history completed. oracle team usa needs one more race to hold onto the america's cup. new zealand was one win away from taking the trophy a week ago but has lost seven straight races to oracle and were it not for a two-point penalty before it began, they would already have enough to win america's cup. it's one he'll never forget he strikes out nine battles and needs one in the ninth inning. >> he can't make the play.
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no! and zimmerman beats it all. >> washington's ryan zimmerman whips the no-hit bid and wachea is taken out of the game. handful of teams will battle it out for the american league's two wild-card spots. the cleveland indians are getting hot at the right time. cleveland letting it slip away. but in the bottom of the ninth, pinch hitter jason giambi steps to the plate. >> reed ready, 1-1 pitch. are you kidding me? oh, my. >> 42-year-old giambi delivers a walk-off homer to give the tribe a 5-4 win. with the victory cleveland keeps pace with tampa bay at the top of the wild-card standings. texas is one game back while kansas city is sitting one game. when we come back, tears of
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forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., sunny and 78. atlanta, thunderstorms and 73. st. louis sunny and 78. denver, sunny and 82. seattle mostly sunny and 61 degrees. a guatemalan boy is hearing sounds for the first time thanks for the kindness of strangers. jesse afelia was there. >> reporter: this 17-year-old rivera. he was born deaf but on wednesday something amazing happened. what henry would normally see just this became this. >> henry made sure everyone in
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the room knew he could hear dr. tina sheehan's hand smacking the table and not every voice was welcome. henry came to america and received his life-changing operation after aaron van hoard of grand rapids, michigan, was there. >> there was something special from the beginning. he couldn't hear me. i started asking around and they said he hasn't heard when he was little be now one had known why. i thought, okay, we needed to figure this out and that's when i started the whole process. >> erin received help from ray of hope medical mission. >> a couple of local doctors here have worked with ray of hope and they had contacted me and i had one phone call with erin and i was on board. >> reporter: the $40,000 equipment was donated by advanced bionics and the
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procedure was born by dr. disher at the hospital. little henry heard for the first time. his family with tears by the news. >> she's about ready to crawl her eyes out. >> he hat aft least search more months in america to work on his speech and understand what he hear. the journey may not be over but airplane couldn't be happier with where it is today. >> i had a flashback when he couldn't hear me and he could this time. everything done in the past if you're cams flooding back and that's all it. >> these jesse awee la of ft. wayne, india. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," comedian bill hader joyed us in the stud you. i'm susan mcginnis. this is the "cbs morning news."
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. good morning. welcome to wusa9. today is wednesday, september 25, 2013. i'm andrea roane. i'm okay because i have my klenex right here with me. >> drainage central. good morning. >> just the thing people want to hear first thing out of the
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gate. >>it's rough. >> nice morning. >> you cannot beat the weather the last few days. >> mold spores came in high. they're probably doing it to you but a lot of people are sharing your pain. >> another beauty out there. got a chilly start but recue yesterday. i'll rewound yesterday's tape and going back to bed. temperatures climbing into the mid 70s to upper 70s. another beautiful day. a little fog in a couple of spots this morning. we'll get there in a moment. we're watching some high clouds trying to stream in from the southwest but all in all a nice, quiet, chilly morning with temperatures in the lower 40s in frederick and martinsburg, winchester 43. when you go south and west, remember, there were a few more clouds here. milder. a little more human. we have fog that's developed, especially south and west of town. look at all the fog visibilities in vul pepper and -- culpeper and warrenton, harrisonburg and mountains as well. extreme southern st. mary's
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county, three-quarters mile visibility. another beautiful afternoon like yesterday. perhaps a few clouds here and there. yesterday was incredible. today really, really nice also, mid- to upper 70s. let's take you to monika samtani for your first look at timesaver traffic. an accident between erie and cam denial. i'll keep you posted on that situation. other than that, we have a bit of construction on the westbound side of i-66 just past route 28 in centreville. right now apparently that is still blocking the two right lanes. you can see a tiny bit of yellow in that area. that's outbound 66. inbound is okay coming in from manassas, centreville and the beltway. no problems here on the west side of town between 270 and tysons corner. the beltway is looking good along 495 and the american legion bridge. let's go back to the maps and this time north. no problems on 95 in from baltimore. route 29 from burtonsville. everything in from the northern montgomery county corridors look good. we'll take a live look south of
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town in virginia. northbound 95 looking great here in spring field. there are no issues coming up from dale city right up the line to 395 and the 14th street bridge. back to you, andrea and mike. >> thank you, monika. we're less than one week away from a potential government shutdown. president obama's health care reform is the reason the deal can't get double. republicans want to pass a bill but one that doesn't fund obama care. >> the democrats of course say that's a non-starter. that's not going to happen in the senate. texas senator ted cruz doesn't care. he is going to speak nonstop till he can no longer stand. he is of course wanting to defund obama care at all costs. he took the floor yesterday at around 2:40 in the afternoon and take a listen. >> to make them dependent on government. madam president, i cannot tell you how many times i have said thank the good lord, that when my teenage was a -- my dad was a teenage immigrant-- >> he is still talking.
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that's him live on the floor. he's been talking close to 14 hours now. he's doing anything he can to try to get this thing defunded but he's alone. there are people in the republican party haven't been backing him. the senate will vet on a new budget and it -- vote on a new budget and sent back to the house. thousands of federal workers could be clipped because it's a big hit to the district too because congress has the final say over d.c. spending. >> as bruce johnson reports. city leaders are considering a plan to defy the congress and send all nonessential d.c. government employees to work if there is a shutdown of federal agencies. >> d.c. mayor vincent gray and some city council members were arrested three years ago for protesting congressional authority over city affairs. it could happen again if the d.c. council follows through with a threat to pass a bill
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declaring all city workers essential and thus able to work during a shutdown. >> i think we ought to basically ignore the fact that the federal government is being shut down. we should not respond to the office of management and budget at all. >> reporter: if there is a federal shutdown, d.c. would be treated like other federal agencies. >> if it comes to it, are you prepared to be arrested? >> absolutely. >> reporter: police, fire and other essential workers would report to the job. schools would remain open. dmv, libraries and other non- essential services would be shut down. the d.c. plan would defy the congress by having all agencies open with all city employees still collecting their city checks. are you concerned that members on the hill, at least some might see this as just blatant defiance of the congress which has authority over the city's budget. >> they might but i think there are also lots of people that recognize the district should be free from this. >> reporter: the city's budget is just over $10 billion and about $6 billion of that is all local money but it doesn't


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