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This Morning from CBS News, Dec. 14, 2015

Credibility battle

Des Moines Register pollster J. Ann Selzer's latest survey of Iowa Republicans shows Ted Cruz overtaking Donald Trump in the state by 10 points. Trump immediately assaulted the accuracy and credibility of the poll, but Selzer's record is impressive. So is Trump lashing out over a legitimate "bias," or is he just dealing with bad news the only way he knows how?

Front line

We return to the front line near the ISIS-held city of Mosul in Iraq, to see how the Kurdish Peshmerga forces are standing up in the fight. They've become accustomed to fending off a battery of car bomb attacks launched by the extremists. Without sophisticated bomb disposal equipment available, the "Pesh" have to deal with ISIS' most deadly weapon in a much more direct manner.

"Red flags"

As officials continue to search for clues left behind in California by San Bernardino shooters Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, law enforcement sources confirm to CBS News that Malik made postings on Facebook as far back as 2013 -- before she married Farook and moved to the U.S. -- that could have served as red flags. .

Peace Corp

An internal Peace Corps report exposes deep problems at the agency when it comes to health care for volunteers returning from service. Each year, some 1,400 volunteers come back sick or injured. CBS News investigates the bureaucratic maze that leaves some of them with little help or support.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda is up for her first Golden Globe in almost 30 years thanks to her role in the new movie "Youth." At 77, she already has seven of the prestigious awards, and two Oscars, honoring a career stretching from the silver screen to the stage. In the latest installment of our Emmy-nominated series, "Note to Self," Fonda opens up about her life behind-the-scenes .

Green money

An ambitious $100 billion plan to help poor nations cope may be the murkiest part of the Paris climate accord's huge $16.5 trillion anti-pollution tab. Challenges for the Green Climate Fund include almost no money in hand and few safeguards against waste and corruption.

Christmas commerce?

It was once anathema to think of shopping on Thanksgiving Day, but it's become almost commonplace with some major retailers opening their doors on the holiday. What's next? Christmas Day? One consulting company believes it's inevitable, and could happen sooner than you think.

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