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This Morning from CBS News, Sept. 8, 2014

Wednesday's plan

President Obama says he will outline his strategy against ISIS to Congressional leaders tomorrow and to the American people on Wednesday, but CBS News correspondent Bill Plante reports critics from both parties have came out in force. Sen. Marco Rubio, R, said on CBS News' "Face the Nation," that Obama has committed presidential malpractice on foreign policy. And Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D, said the U.S. must confront ISIS now or deal with the militant group when it is a much more dangerous threat.

November edge

A new CBS News - New York Times Senate Battleground Tracker indicates that if the midterm elections were held today, Republicans remain more likely to control the Senate, but that estimate is underpinned by very tight races throughout the country.

Shutdown looming?

After a five-week recess, members of Congress will gather in Washington to squeeze out a few last weeks of work before all attention turns to the upcoming midterm elections. And while several issues can be punted until after the campaign frenzy dies down, one cannot: they must pass at least a short-term spending bill to keep the government running after Sept. 30.

British bombshell

"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child," said a statement released Monday by Clarence House, the official residence of the Duke and Duchess. Kate and William's second child would be 4th in line to the throne, but as the so-called "spare to heir," he or she would not be expected to ever take the throne. Interestingly, a 60 Minutes - Vanity Fair poll shows 43 percent think Prince William should succeed Queen Elizabeth II.

Still missing

Six months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 mysteriously disappeared, families are still left without answers. While there is new information about another attempt to locate the plane, will it bring any closure? CBS News transportation correspondent Jeff Pegues reports that there is still no sign of the Boeing 777 or the 239 people who were on board as the search is set to resume later this month.

Star-studded funeral

Just as she wanted, the stars came out yesterday for comedian Joan Rivers funeral. CBS News Vladimir Duthiers reports those attending the private funeral said Howard Stern's eulogy was one of many high points.

Invictus Games

They are wounded veterans, and after serving America-this week in London they will compete for America against other wounded veterans at the first-ever Invictus Games. Gathered together near Washington as a team before leaving for London, reports CBS News' Jan Crawford, theirs is a story of determination.

Monkey abuse

Through a Freedom of Information Act request, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) obtained more than 500 hours of video, hundreds of photographs, as well as animal study proposals and scientific reviews from the National Institutes for Health, some of which were provided exclusively to CBS News for review. As a result of its investigation, PETA is accusing the researchers of causing the baby monkeys undue harm, amounting to what it calls "child abuse."

Apple anticipation

Months of rumors, speculation, excitement and occasional naysaying about the future of Apple will culminate tomorrow as the company makes its biggest product announcements of the year. Apple is widely expected to introduce its next generation of iPhones as well as a wearable device or smartwatch, the first completely new product developed under CEO Tim Cook.

Saving children

In 1938 with Europe on the brink of war, Londoner Nicholas Winton went to Prague to see if there was anything he could do to help with the refugees fleeing the Nazis, and ended up saving the lives of 669 children, mostly Jews, from almost certain death. What's strange, reports CBS News 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon, is that for almost fifty years, he hardly told anyone about what he had accomplished. And for fifty years, the children knew nothing about who had saved them or how.

Still teaching

Yes, there are still one-room public schools in America. Today about 200 one-room schools carry on a tradition that's older than America itself. And while the frontier where they first appeared may be gone, reports CBS News' Barry Petersen on Sunday Morning, the spirit that they helped create is alive and well in towns across rural America.

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