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>> reporter: again, the fbi is hoping somebody will identify the woman at least very soon, because she's making no effort to hide her face as we've seen that in surveillance video. they're also worried that these thieves are becoming more confident and their robberies could become more risky and violent.
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will be right back. on the presidential campaign trail, it was standing room only in burlington, vermont for donald trump's latest campaign rally. he continues to hammer rival ted cruz for being born in canada. he said he should go before a
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qualified to be president. major garrett was with the cruz campaign in iowa. >> reporter: ted cruz has argued nine cases before the united state supreme court, graduated with honors from harvard law school and was once a collegiate debate champion. none of that has prepared him for thbirther debate now raging with donald trump. or for trump's unsolicited legal advice. >> i don't like the issue. i don't like bringing it up. >> reporter: against all evidence, donald trump claims an aversion to birtherism. >> i'm doing this for the good of ted because i like him and he likes me. >> reporter: but for cruz, born in canada to an american mother, the issue is an unwelcome, possibly damaging distraction. >> everybody tells me he had a joint passport. >> reporter: the real estate mogul offered cruz, a harvard trained lawyer, some legal advice. >> go to the federal court to ask for a declaratory judgment. >> reporter: cruz denied having a canadian passport and as a legal matter it is moot. >> as a legal matter, it's straightforward.
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john mccain was born in panama, but he was a natural born citizen because his parents were u.s. citizens. >> reporter: but mccain, a frequent opponent of cruz in the senate, offered no help. mccain faced similar questions in 2008 due to his birth on a u.s. military base overseas. >> that's different from being born on foreign soil. so i think there is a question. i am not a constitutional scholar on that, but i think it's worth looking into. >> reporter: in new hampshire, jeb bush called the issue phony. >> this is donald trump trying to put everybody into his own reality tv show. i'm not going to play it. >> reporter: and rand paul says one thing is for certain -- >> he's qualified and eligible to be the prime minister of canada. >> reporter: cruz is in the middle of a week-long bus tour of iowa. hoping to avoid the seeds of doubt trump is trying to plant. cruz's strategy is simple, harvest votes whenever and at
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the math works this way here in the county, population of about 7,000. four years ago, charlie, rick santorum carried this county with 101 votes. back in washington, vice president joe biden says he still thinks about what might have been. biden decided not to run for president because his heart wasn't in it. now he says "i regret it every day." julianna goldman has the story. >> reporter: the vice president did a round of interviews to talk about president obama's executive actions on gun control, but just months after announcing he wouldn't challenge hillary clinton for democratic nomination, the vice president made clear it's still something he thinks about daily. >> i regret it every day, but it was the right decision for my family and me. >> reporter: in an interview with wvit, vice president joe biden conceded he still is conflicted about his decision not to run for president. >> i plan on staying deeply
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we've got two good candidates. there's a real robust debate between hillary and bernie. >> reporter: biden's remarks come nearly three months after announcing he would not run for president. >> i believe we're out of time, the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. >> reporter: the vice president always said it was the grief over the death of his son, bo, from brain cancer that made the decision so difficult. >> i went out to denver and landed at a military base and met a whole group of militay families. and a guy in the back yells, "major bo biden, served with him in iraq." all of a sudden, i lost it. how could you not? >> reporter: days after he announced he wouldn't seek the white house, he said how his son felt about him running. >> some people have written that, you know, bo on his deathbed said dad, you've got to
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moment. nothing like that ever, ever happened. as a matter of fact, it was the -- almost the opposite at that point. it was almost, dad, you've got to stay strong, because the family is going to look to you, dad. winter has finally arrived on the east coast, and that's good news for ski resorts. the region still does not have much fresh powder. but at least it's cold enough to make snow. don dahler went for a couple of runs. >> reporter: these are the days i really hate my job. shawnee mountain was covered with snow by thanksgiving the past two years. but now because of this heat wave we've been going through in december, they've had a hard time getting people on the slopes until january. now, though, it got cold and skiers are rejoicing. for this group of joyful skiers, you can mark january 6th as the best day of the year. that's because snow has finally arrived on the poconos' shawnee
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well, not real snow, but a machine made blend of water and compressed air that's now covering a third of the slopes thanks to frigid temperatures. >> we're anxious to get the season started. it's been a little tough go this year. >> reporter: jim tust is a managing partner and in his 35-year career here there hasn't been a season quite like this. >> tourism is the most important here. >> reporter: but from a cabin named hope, he looked toward the righter and colder future this winter and his machines could deliver. it has to feel good to look out and see these machines blowing snow. >> it's terrific. i live close by and i can hear them at night. i listen to that at home. i know just from experience when it's really making good snow. we're optimistic. three quarters of the season lies ahead, so we're looking forward to a good january and february. >> reporter: but december disappointed just about every ski resort in the northeast
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trails is only 43%. compare that to 99% that's skiable out west. this is footage of my family skiing in wyoming a few weeks ago, where the snow was over 11 feet deep. you can blame this boom or bust season on the el nino weather pattern, which kept temperatures high and dry in the east. this late-season freeze hasn't only held up those eager to hit the slopes, bunearly every local business connected to the ski economy. >> it's not close to what it was last year. >> reporter: nicolette works at the starting gate action reports where sales have not only stalled but dropped 75% compared to a year ago. and for those resort employees as seasonal as the snow, it's been no vacation. >> the past year, to open this
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>> reporter: nicole fox is a seasonal employee who went more than a month without pay. what is it like for you when you haven't gotten that phone call and january comes around? >> what it's like for me, it's just hard. i'm not used to starting this late in the season. it's hard and there's bills to be paid. >> that's the one that hurts the most, having to tell people, gee, we just don't have work yet. >> reporter: but in winter's long awaited arrival, jim tust sees an opportunity for crowds looking to make up for lost time. >> calling in sick to school. i hope that's okay. take a snow day. it's all right with me. >> reporter: a lot of resorts are offering online incentives to convince people that even though it hasn't been snowing, it doesn't mean you can't come skiing. the "cbs overnig your heart loves omega-3s.
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when you think of men's fashion, you probably think of suits, ties, a nice leather jacket. but as jamie wax reports, the fastest growing trend in men's wear is the festive sock. >> very colorful. >> reporter: there is a revolution afoot. >> wow! these are great. >> reporter: a revolution deep in the sole of men's fashion. we just want to see your socks. a revolution in socks. oh, wow!
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>> socks are really easy fix to spice up your wardrobe. >> i really love the gown. >> reporter: brad goreski is pleased with the statement he's seen. has it surprised even you that socks have become such a big thing? >> it has, actually. in terms of this trend specifically, it's kind of like the gateway drug to men's fashion. anything that gives guys the courage to want to be more daring in their fashion choices, that's a really cool thing. >> reporter: one man driving the sock revolution is the always dapper dwyane wade. >> you think about socks and the black socks with the gold toe. >> that's all i used to have. >> right. >> wade, fadeaway. >> reporter: the 11-time all-star has his own line of fashion socks that he helps design. >> this is an accessory for men that we can have a cool moment underneath our pants or on our feet that we feel a little extra
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when you're able to spend $14, $15 on socks different from a watch. >> reporter: wade's socks are created for the california based company stance. so this is the house that socks built. >> yes. >> reporter: which john wilson helped found after surveying the bland landscape below men's knees. >> the category itself was asleep. >> reporter: literally white space. white socks. >> white and black space. >> reporter: he filled that space with bold colors and patterns. they made mismatched pairs a marketing tool. they went for fun and quirky and introduced a line for those looking to step into a galaxy far, far away. and then there is basketball. on the court, where shoes have always been king, stance wants fans to see beyond or underneath the sneaker. >> it is literally a game
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>> reporter: as of this season, stance is the official sock supplier to the nba. and though the details aren't public, stance will have its logo on all the shins in basketball. how much has the nba deal represented to you as a company in terms of sales? >> it's been a huge contributor of growth, and it's a good chunk of our overall revenue. that's the kind of deal that you want. >> reporter: the sock market is a multibillion dollar business. more than $5.5 billion worldwide. so entrepreneurs are dipping their toes in. >> i think not a lot of people wake up on a certain morning and say, i'm going to refresh my whole sock drawer. >> reporter: but e-tail company nice laundry hopes to refresh sock collections. they only sell socks in bundles. designs range from the sut toll the loud.
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dabble in them all. >> for us it never made sense to go buy socks one by one. you go through five or six pairs in a week, so we bundle them and sell them to customers. >> reporter: naturally, there are holdouts. not everyone has gotten the wear your fancily socks memo. which begs a question -- do you think this trend in men's socks is here to stay? >> i hope it is. i don't know. one thing about fashion is
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stays around for a long time. author mitch albom has sold 35 million copies of his book. his latest work focuses on how we can touch others with our talents once we discover what those talents are. jim axelrod has the story. >> reporter: before tuesday's with mory became one of the best selling memoirs of all time and the "five people you meet in
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in 35 different languages, mitch albom's dreams had nothing to do with writing. >> i was a musician when i began and i always quamt -- wanted to be a musician. i always thought that's where my talent lay. i never wrote anything. >> reporter: the piano player moved to new york, booked any joint he could, while he knocked on record company's doors and got them all slammed in his face. was it painful when it didn't happen? >> yeah, it was the first time in my life that all the lights hadn't turned green. >> reporter: failure became fuel. in large part your trajectory was set my failure. >> yeah. the effort that i put in to achieve what i've been able to do in the world of writing is the direct result of my failure. it took a long time before music wasn't a wound for me. time has healed that. and i can take joy in music again. >> reporter: the result is his latest book, "the magic strings
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>> i created this character that is so pure in his musical talent that his guitar string turns blue when he changes someone's life. and he gets six chances in life to change six lives. everyone joins a band in life. only some of them play music. that's the truth. we all affect one another. >> reporter: it's as much a project as a book. for a companion cd, albom gets real-life musicians to offer their takes on frankie's fictional songs. >> every time he hit a note his heart was breaking. >> frankie had a hit song career. he had a number of hits that i invented. i came up with the name and lyrics. these artists took the name, the lyrics, and the year the song was supposed to have come out and made a song. essentially they remade songs that never existed.
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day >> reporter: among those playing on the cd, the author and his wife. finally, albom has an album. you can die happy. >> yeah. i was already going to die happy, but i can die happier and with a soundtrack now. >> that's the "overnight news" for this friday. investors head for the exits and stock prices plummet. what has wall street rattled? also tonight, a massive gas leak in southern california. >> we call this the bp oil spill on land. lining up for painkillers. a landmark suit against drug distributors that allegedly got them hooked.
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keep america healthy. what government research says you should and should not eat. >> if you can't pronounce it, don't eat it. and saturday night fever. millions of americans chase the biggest powerball jackpot in history. >> why do i play? because i want money. this is the "cbs overnight news." >> retirement accounts are taking a beating this week. for the third time, the dow suffered a triple-digit loss. 392 points this time, or 2.3%. investors are worried that the chinese economy, second largest in the world, is slowing more than the chinese government is letting on, and that the government's haphazard attempts to intervene in its markets and devalue its currency are giving the impression that it doesn't know how to manage the trouble. our senior national correspondent anthony mason is following all of this.
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>> reporter: scott, it was a painful day to check your 401(k). the dow is down more than 900 points since monday, that's more than five percent. the catalyst for the sell-off once again was china. the chinese market shut down after less than half an hour this morning after plunging 7%. it was the second shutdown this week. investors are worried the chinese economy is slowing. gdp growth, which hit 12% five years ago, is now below 7%. if china's in trouble, that could mean trouble for the rest of the world. and with this chaos in the shanghai markets, there are worries the chinese don't have handle on their own economy right now, scott. >> and anthony, the chinese are also the second largest consumer of crude oil in the world. and you've been looking into the impact of that. >> reporter: yeah. crude, scott, hit a 12-year low today. $33 a barrel. the price has fallen by nearly half just since may, when it was $60. if you drive to work, it's like a huge tax break, but it's pretty painful if you work in
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there's just too much supply now. and if china continues to slow, there will be less demand and gas prices could stay low for a while, scott. >> anthony mason, thank you very much, anthony. the folks at dow jones told us today that the plunge this week in the 30 blue chip stocks alone represents a market value loss of nearly $260 billion. well ted cruz is watching his stock rise, in iowa. major garrett took a ride with the republican front-runner 25 days before iowans cast the first votes of campaign 2016. >> reporter: we rode with ted cruz on day four of a six-day bus tour of iowa and asked about his birth in canada, and donald trump's legal advice. >> this issue is a non-issue. the law is quite clear that the child of a u.s. citizen born abroad is a natural-born citizen. >> reporter: you perceive this as an attack. donald trump says he's trying to help you.
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politics, it's fairly unusual for your opponents, who are running for the same position, to be actually trying to help you. i will hear their prayer and forgive their sins, and i will heal their land. >> reporter: cruz has climbed to the top of the iowa polls by reaching out to evangelicals and social conservatives. in 2012, 57% of republican caucus-goers describe thselves as evangelicals. 47% said they were "very nservative." but cruz says his strategy does not rely just on iowa or new hampshire, whose more moderate electorate has not been as welcoming. >> there are a lot of candidates in this race who have to win iowa. there are a lot of other candidates who have to win new hampshire. from our perspective, we don't view any one state as a must- win. we're going to compete hard and try to win everywhere. >> reporter: cruz has taken a harder line on immigration than trump, opposing trump's willingness to allow deported
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does the fact you enter illegally permanently bar you from ever entering the country legally? >> i don't believe that anyone who has come here illegally should be eligible for citizenship. >> reporter: cruz faced the reality of that policy yesterday in storm lake when he met a woman protected from deportation by obama administration executive actions. cruz told the woman, under a cruz presidency, she would have to leave and he told her, scott, breaking the law creates human tragedies. >> major garrett in iowa for us tonight. major, thank you. 17 miners who were trapped for ten hours in a salt mine in lansing, new york, were rescued today. they had gotten stuck in an elevator 900 feet underground. they were lifted out by a crane just a few at a time. nobody hurt, but they were cold. the shaft was 20 degrees. today, there was a scare in paris on the anniversary of the terrorist attack on "charlie
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mark phillips is there. >> reporter: this time the only body lying on the streets of paris belonged to the attacker. he had approached a police station carrying a butcher's knife and shouting the islamist militant war cry "allahu akbar," god is great. police said there were wires coming out of his jacket, as if from a suicide vest, shot him dead. an examination of the body found no bomb, but police say they did find a hand-written note claiming allegiance to isis. jawad rabi runs a clothing store nearby. >> i was really concerned because there was a school, you know, just near the police station. >> reporter: the attacker was later identified as a local petty thief known to police but with no known connection to any terrorist group. he apparently acted alone. paris was already on edge before the incident. it took place as president
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commemorating the victims of the "charlie hebdo" massacre a year ago. and the memories of the second wave of attacks less than two months ago are still vivid. president hollande said france was now living under a constant threat and "charlie hebdo's" typically defiant anniversary cover suggested why. a god-like image carries an assault rifle -- murder in the name of religion. the killer, it said, is still on the run. as terror attacks go, scott, this one, an apparent loner with a knife and fake bomb, is less deadly than the others which have taken place here, but it still sends a message -- the enemy is among us. be afraid. >> mark phillips in paris tonight. mark, thank you. late today in oregon, the harney county sheriff met with the leader of a group of protesters who have been occupying buildings at a
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the sheriff offered them safe escort out of town and is waiting to hear back. the protest is in support of ranchers who were sent to prison for setting a fire that spread
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will be right back. today, we saw new evidence that the barbarity of syria's civil war has not lessened, even after five years. a town is being starved by the dictator's forces. men, women and children are "dying in slow motion" as one resident put it. here's elizabeth palmer.
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deprivation have pushed the smallest and the poorest to the very brink. a mother feeds her child with what looks like broth, but it's actually water, flavored with jam. in an online appeal, a man explains, "we have no food, no water and no power," and then he bursts into tears. "please, world," he says, "we are dying." activists say the most wretched are making soup with grass, and some have died of starvation. and all this just 30 miles from the capital, damascus, in fertile hill country. we traveled there in 2012 when it was still safe enough to visit the rebels who control the area. now they and more than 40,000 residents are trapped, surrounded by syrian government forces who have sealed off all the roads.
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shows the residents begging the government soldiers to let food supplies in. but the last aid convoy they allowed to pass was back in october. but suddenly today, scott, after those pictures of the starving people had caused international consternation, the assad government announced that it was going to allow one humanitarian aid convoy into madaya probably some time over the weekend. >> liz palmer reporting from the london newsroom tonight. liz, thank you. a runaway natural gas well in los angeles has been flooding a neighborhood with methane for 76 days. 2,000 people have been evacuated as southern california gas companies struggles to stop the flow. mireya villarreal is following this. >> reporter: this infrared video shows you what you can't see with the naked eye, a geyser spewing at least 70,000 pounds of gas every hour into southern
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than two miles away. >> we call this the bp oil spill on land. >> reporter: environmental activist erin brockovich was blunt about the latest gas leak findings. a new study commissioned by a law firm suing the utility says gas is now reaching porter ranch neighborhoods 18 hours of the day. >> this isn't a one-time assault. this is an ongoing assault every single day. >> reporter: the source of the leak is a hole in a 62-year-old pipe. southern california gas chief operating officer brett lane. >> i personally apologize to the residents. this is something that, you know, the nuisance that they face, the different issues that they have faced, we do apologize for that. again, our focus right now is to try to eliminate that nuisance or the issues that they face by stopping the leak as fast as we can. >> reporter: to stop the leak, the utility company needs to drill down 8,000 feet.
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intersect the leaking pipe and plug it up. the gas company estimates the process will take until april. christine soderlund's home is less than two miles from the gas leak. she moved after her children started to get sick with unexplained headaches, nausea and nosebleeds. >> i am worrying about the gas every day. i'm worrying about my family's health. >> reporter: there are 115 wells in the hills that you see behind me, including the one that is leaking, and, scott, of those 115, only ten have safety valve shut offs. >> mireya villarreal reporting for us tonight. mireya, thank you. last night, we showed you remarkable pictures of people lining up down the block to collect painkillers at a doctor's office. an office the authorities say is really just a front for drug dealing. well, tonight jim axelrod and producer ashley velie continue their investigation in west
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suing, accusing pharmacists and drug distributors of making millions, pushing narcotics to anyone who wants them. >> reporter: no state has had more trouble with prescription pain pills than west virginia, and no town in west virginia more trouble than kermit, population 400. this undercover video of kermit's main pharmacy shows scores of people picking up prescriptions inside and at the drive-thru window. >> they fill more scripts for oxycodone than all but 21 pharmacies in america. >> reporter: in the country? >> in the country. >> reporter: jim cagle represents the state in the ground-breaking lawsuit against pill mills and wholesale drug distributors. >> what you have is some bad doctors and pharmacies who are willing to turn a blind eye because of the money that's involved.
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million doses of hydrocodone were ordered by a kermit pharmacist, james willie, in one year. he paid drug distributors hundreds of thousands of dollars, while netting more than $6 million in profit. in 2012, willie lost his license and served six months in prison for illegally dispensing drugs. but cagle told us the problem persists. this pharmacy, tug valley, is now being sued for negligently filling prescriptions. records show tug valley was filling more than 150 pain prescriptions a day from one clinic alone. >> hi, you mr. bellengee? i'm jim axelrod with cbs news. we decided to ask owner randy bellengee about the charges. you're named in a lawsuit, alleging substandard care. you have nothing to say to me directly? at his lawyer's direction, he wouldn't respond. >> we would think an alarm bell would go off. >> reporter: west virginia
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bowling says until now, the drug distributors have escaped scrutiny. >> if you're a distributor, if you're providing medication to pharmacies, someone would say, wow, this is a lot. what do we need to do about it? >> reporter: that's the premise behind the unprecedented lawsuit. under west virginia's law, distributors are legally bound to report suspicious orders from pharmacies. >> if that distributor has good reason to believe that the prescriptions that are being filled are not for legitimate medical purposes, then they are not to make that delivery. >> they have an obligation? >> they have a duty, yes. >> reporter: amerisource bergen is the third largest drug wholesaler in the country and one of 11 defendants in the state's case. over a five-year period, they filled orders for 118 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills, enough to supply every west virginian with 13 pain pills a
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>> that's scary math. >> it is. yes, it is. it is actually the product of what i would refer to as a business plan, a business plan by people that are not honorable people. >> reporter: we reached out to lawyers for amerisource bergen. they told us they couldn't comment because of this ongoing litigation. this potentially precedent- setting trial is set to begin in october. >> remarkable reporting, jim. thanks. the military has identified the green beret who was killed tuesday in afghanistan. he's staff sergeant matthew mcclintock of new mexico. he's 30 years old. he leaves a wife and their three-year-old son, declan. mcclintock was killed in a firefight with the taliban on his third combat tour. there's more news ahead. new dietary guidelines from the government won't sit well with anyone who has a sweet tooth.
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today the government revised its advice for a healthy diet. the headlines -- lean meat and eggs may now be okay, but sugar and salt still bad. here's dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: the new usda guidelines recommend people consume less than 10% of calories per day from added
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less than 10% of calories per day from saturated fats, about a fast-food cheeseburger, and less than 2,300 milligrams per day of sodium, about a teaspoon of table salt. women should consume between 1,600 and 2,400 calories a day. men, 2,000 to 3,000. let's see how this sample of daily meals stacks up. if you have cereal and coffee for breakfast, a cheese wrap for lunch, an apple for a snack, salmon, vegetables and a glass of wine for dinner, add small piece of cake for dessert, you consumed about 2,150 calories. but the soda alone exceeded the recommended sugar limit, and the turkey wrap and chips contain about 1,100 milligrams of sodium, already half of the recommended amount. sharon zarabi is a registered dietitian at lenox hill. is honey added sugar? >> honey is added sugar, although it is natural, but you'll notice that milk
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yogurt, has 12 grams of sugar per cup, and then when you are making it a fruit-flavored yogurt, that doubles the sugar from 12 to 24 grams per serving. >> reporter: we also asked about foods with unexpectedly high sodium. >> the same type of flavor dressing, which is italian, in one bottle can be 450 milligrams of sodium versus 300 milligrams. >> reporter: that's a huge difference. >> yeah. >> reporter: scott, it's so easy to get faked out. you might think this spinach wrap is better than this piece of white bread, but the bread has 90 calories and no saturated fat, and the wrap, 210 calories and two grams of saturated fat, so you have to read the label. >> read the labels. dr. jon lapook. doc, thanks very much. coming up, we're going to
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of laughs "one day at a time." tonight arizona is getting the el nio rains that flooded southern california this week. in san diego, a driver turned a $200,000 lamborghini, the white one there, into a speedboat. but believe it or not, the engine did not stall. and near san francisco, a man
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pounded by one. actor pat harrington has died. he was schneider, the super on "one day at a time." >> i got a little present here for you. it's something that all the ladies in the apartment are fighting over. it's a whisper-silent flush valve for your can. >> pat harrington died of alzheimer's disease. he was 86. in a moment, defying the odds.
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investme americans pursuing a dream have driven the jackpot for
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more than $700 million. here's mark strassmann. >> those are the winning numbers right there. >> reporter: not much got done at the office today. >> the winning tickets. >> reporter: everyone was out working on a retirement plan. >> there was definitely a buzz about it. >> reporter: jeff rosen organized his office pool in atlanta. >> let's look at those numbers one more time. >> reporter: last night's $500 million drawing was the 18th time the jackpot has rolled over since the last winner in november. have you watched it climb 300, 400, 500. >> you drive down the interstate and see those big billboards and you're like, wow. you sit in traffic in the morning and think, "man, if i won that." >> reporter: this $700 million jackpot for a single winner could actually mean a one-time cash option of $428 million. to win, you just got to defy odds of 292 million to one.
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>> reporter: you have a better chance of being hit by lightning while drowning. >> why do i play? because i want money. i only play when it's $700 million. $50 million? i'm not interested. >> reporter: this jackpot is already a record by $110 million, and players in 44 states will drive it higher by saturday night's drawing. >> i feel lucky today. >> reporter: which is why so few people felt like working today, and tomorrow's not looking much better. >> we're trying to win the big one. that's it. >> reporter: mark strassmann, cbs news, atlanta. that's the "overnight news" for this friday. continues. for others, check back with us just a little bit later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new
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captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's friday, january 8th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." two men suspected of having ties to overseas terror groups are under arrest.
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to the united states from syria. president obama puts a target on the nra. at a town hall meeting, the president accuses the gun lobby group of distorting his position on gun ownership. will the markets end a volatile week on an upswing? wall street breathing a sigh of relief this morning after chinese stocks rally overnight. and she might be the biggest pop star in the world, but beyonce has plans on stealing the show the next time she takes the stage. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. two men arrested on terrorism related charges are expected to make their first court appearances today. one was picked up in california and the other in texas. both are refuges from the middle east and there may be a connection. brian webb is here in new york with the details. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning.
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no indication that either suspect was planning an attack in the u.s. but the arrest drew immediate criticism of the president's refuge policy. court documents reveal the 23-year-old sacramento suspect communicated over social media with an unnamed individual living in texas back in 2013. in one exchange, the two allegedly discussed training and fighting overseas. the texas person, identified as individual i, writes, i need to learn from your weapon expertise. the sacramento suspect responds, if you arrive and i am still there, i will train you. a criminal complaintntnsealed thursday accuses the sacramento man of traveling to syria from the u.s. and back again after fighting alongside a terror organization, then lying to investigators about it. authorities say the iraqi citizen originally came to the
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>> this is an individual who was committed to going back home and -- as an iraqi to fight what he perceives were corrupt and regimes. >> reporter: law enforcement officials accuse the houston suspect of providing material support to isis. the 24-year-old texas man entered the u.s. as an iraqi refuge in 2009 and was granted permanent resident status in 2011. the charges are reignited a debate on the campaign trail over admitting syrian refuges into the u.s. >> we should not be allowing isis terrorists to come back to america with u.s. passports and wage jihad to attempt to murder innocent men and women in this country. >> reporter: both suspects are scheduled to appear in federal court today. in a statement, texas governor greg abbott called on the president to halt the resettlement of refuges in the u.s. until there is an effective vetting process to ensure americans' safety. >> brian webb in new york,
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today in silicon valley, the obama administration is asking for the tech's industry from stopping terrorists from online recruiting. representatives from apple, google, facebook, microsoft and twitter and linkedin are expected to meet with federal officials. one is how terrorists used encryption to hide their communication. overseas now. the syrian government says it will allow humanitarian aid into several towns where residents are starving to death. the situation is desperate for some 40,000 residents of madaya. they are just some of the victims of the syrian civil war. the last food delivery was in october. they are surrounded by government troops and numerous reports that people have died of malnutrition. president obama is putting the gun lobby in his sights. at a televised town hall meeting, he accuses the national
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conspiracy conspiracy theories that the government is set to taking away guns. >> every time there is a mass shooting, gun sales spike. and part of the reason is is that the nra has convinced many of its members that somebody is going to come grab your guns. >> reporter: a fired up president obama lit int the nra thursday night, accusing the group of igniting its members by distorting his interpretation of the second amendment. >> the conversation has to be based on facts and truth and what we are actually proposing. not some, you know, imaginary fiction in which obama is trying to take away your guns. >> reporter: the gun lobby group declined an invitation to attend the town hall meeting and, instead, calling it a public relations spectacle. but the president was challenged by members of the audience, including taya kyle, the wife of
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rape survivor. >> so why can't your administration see that the restrictions you're putting to make it harder for me to own a gun or harder for me to take that where i need to be is actually just making my kids and i less safe? >> reporter: the meeting comes two days after the president took executive action to expand gun control measures and that has put gun control near the top of the agenda on the presidential campaign. >> i will get rid of gun-free zones on schools. you have to. and on military bases, my first day, it gets signed, okay? my first day. there is no more gun-free zone. >> the first thing i intend to do is rescind every single illegal and unconstitutional executive action taken by this president. >> meanwhile, president obama wrote in a "the new york times" op-ed that he will not support or campaign for any political candidate who doesn't support what he calls common sense gun
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well, the trump campaign vetted people trying to attend a rally in vermont. trump claims more than 20,000 people showed up for the 1,400 spots at last night's event in with burlington. they were asked if they supported trump. only those who said yes were allowed in. but in spite of the campaign's best efforts, trump was interrupted eight times by protesters. coming up on "cbs this morning," major garrett talks with ted cruz about taking on donald trump as they look ahead to iowa. this morning, the chinese stock market regained some of the ground it lost during yesterday's free-fall. the shanghai composite finished the day 2% higher. new circuit breaker regulations that shut down trading yesterday were suspended. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange. jill, good morning. >> good morning. fears about the chinese economy and dropping oil prices that triggered another big sell-off here on wall street. the dow plunged 392 points and
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