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it ran up canyon and established itself into all of these canyons and carried this fire into a bunch of different >> reporter: more than 1,500 firefighters are battling this fire that is burning in an area larger than san francisco. many residents are uncertain what they will find when they return home. >> i don't want to have to start over again with nothing. nothing. >> reporter: california's governor has declared a state of emergency. chris martinez, cbs news, wrightwood, california. today, donald trump is in louisiana to tour the destruction from histoc flooding in that state. at least 13 people have died in the flooding that has damaged some 40,000 homes. there is more rain on the way today and flood alerts continue to stretch across southern louisiana. omar villafranca reports. >> what can you do? you just have to keep going. >> reporter: the emotions came flooding back when janice harold saw the damage that two and a half feet of water did to her
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house and it was dry the day before. >> reporter: so you thought you were okay? >> i thought i was okay. >> reporter: she has insurance to cover flood damage and the contents of her home but says it's still not enough. >> we are just going through to try to tear the walls up to allow the water to come out. >> reporter: 17,000 residents have submitted insurance claims in louisiana but only 20% of residents here have flood insurance. so far, more than 80,000 residents have registered with fema for federal disaster assistance. the maximum amount given by fema is $32,000. thousands southwestern louisianians cannot go home yet. floodwaters are keeping them from their homes. more than 1700 are staying in shelters which has been turned into a shelter. >> this is really about, you know, making sure people are taken care of and have a roof over their heads and have that kind of comfort. >> reporter: omar villafranca, cbs news, louisiana. florida is reporting two new
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miami beach but officials in miami say the wynwood area is the only active area where active transmissions are occurring. miami beach's mayor stressed there is no link to miami beach, a popular tourist destination that makes $24 billion a year for the city. >> we have been working with all of our businesses, all of our residents. we are making sure there's no standing water anywhere in the city that would be an area for breeding or anything like that. >> the number of locally florida now stands at 35. to the olympics, where american men made history in track and field. ashton eaton won the gold medal in the unofficial world's greatest athlete competition. the decathlon. the win makes it two straight for eaton. no surprise in the men's 200 meter final. usain bolt took off in a flash and never looked back. bolt scored his third straight gold medal. he said this will be his last
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a near disaster for the women's 4x100 meter women relay team. allyson felix was bumped. the u.s. won its protest and re-ran the race on an empty track and logging the day's fastest time and putting them through to tonight's final. the u.s. has hit the 100 medal mark with 35 gold and 33 silver and 32 bronze. still to come on the "cbs morning news." the u.s. moves away from private prisons for federal inmates. and donald trump exposed? naked statues of the presidential candidate pop up across the country. this is the "cbs morning news." . it erases 99% of your most stubborn makeup with one towelette. need any more proof than that? neutrogena. fact. people spend less time lying awake with aches and pains with advil pm
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? here is a new spin on the fairy tale about the emperor with no clothes. life-sized statues of donald trump naked. they appeared yesterday in
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seattle and san francisco. all were quickly removed. they were commissioned by a group opposing his election. meanwhile, trump is accused of lying on his relate show and the government is phasing out for-profit prisons. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the washington post" reports that donald trump did not personally pay donations on he promised on "the apprentice." he told losers that he would give money to their charities but the checks eventually came from a tv production company. that is according to a report. he isn't commenting. the "chicago tribune" plans on the police department to seek the firing of seven city officers in the laquan mcdonald case. the september said they filed false reports in 2014 after a white officer fatally shot the black teenager. video evidence contradicted the officer's story. "wall street journal" says
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accounts suspected to be linked to terrorism. twitter says it has shut 235,000 accounts the last six months. twitter says it's adding stuff and software to spot extremist content. "the new york times" reports that housing federal inmates in private prisons will be phased out. the justice department said overcrowding that prompted the use of for-profit lock-ups is no longer a problem. the announcement also cited a report that found safety and security problems at private prisons. gawker.com reports its own demise. will close next week. the huge invasion of privacy awards by hulk hogan forced gawker media into bankruptcy. univision bought all six of the company's websites. the atlantic reports on bill clinton's entry in a baking contest previously reserved for first ladies. he is relying on the oatmeal cookie recipe that won for hillary clinton in 1992 and 1996. melania trump entered star
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country.
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twitter cracks down on harassment and best buy is offering 50 deals for its anniversary. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. rising oil prices helped fuel the markets. the day ended with modest gains. the dow added about 24 points and s&p gained five and nasdaq added 11. uber self-driving cars are set to take the streets of pittsburgh within weeks. the ride hailing company's autonomous ford begin picking up passengers in a test program. the cars won't be entirely on their own. backup human driver will be there just in case. uber says without those drivers using the service would be cheaper than oning a car. twitter introduced a way for its users to see viewer abusive messages. a new quality filter setting eliminates content such as duplicate tweets or messages that appear to be automated. tweets are also filtered based on the account's origin and
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best buy is throwing a 50-hour long party leading up to its 50th birthday and started last night. the electronics retailer is offering 50 deals for 50 hours to celebrate its 50th anniversary. the products range from mac books and tv and appliances and all be discounted. best buy opened its first store in st. paul, minnesota, on august 22nd, 1966. kanye west opens up 21 pop-up stores around the world today. the stores will be open just three days and they close for good on sunday. west tweeted a map showing the locations. 13 are in the united states. west opened a pop-up store earlier this year in soho here in new york and it reportedly saw $2 million in sales with a wait of several hours just to get in. >> if he can convince people to spend $200 on a plain white t-shirt and sell out, i'm pretty sure the pop-up stores will do just fine. >> that is some brilliant marketing.
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jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. still ahead, carpool karaoke may soon take flight. an airline makes a case for james corden to bring his tunes into the cockpit. and leaving late night host. larry wilmore leaves us laughing on the last nightly show. [music] no, no, no, no, people are both soft and strong... yey! which is why our products are too. angel soft. it takes a lot of work... to run this business. but i really love it. i'm on the move all day long... and sometimes, i just don't eat the way i should.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. i'm larry wilmore. i'm your host for the next -- well, the next 29 minutes and 30 seconds. let me just say, it's not easy when your television show gets cancelled but i have to tell you for me, there has been a silver lining. guys, all of the free booze! really.
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last night to the cancellation of his "comedy central" show. his former daily show boss jon stewart came on to say he succeeded. >> a very wise man said to me, do not confuse cancellation with failure. and i took that to heart. so i will say this. what you, my friend, were tasked to do, you have done and done beautifully. >> wilmore's show ran 18 months. and air new zealand wants to add altitude to james corden's hilarious attitude. the carrier wants "the late late show" host to take carpool karaoke into the sky. corden hasn't said if he'll buy into cockpit karaoke, but the twitter verse is all for it. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," gold medal gymnast simone biles.
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the food and drug administration issued a rare safety alert for a popular hair care product after thousands of complaints. but as jericka duncan reports, the agency has little power when it comes to regulating hazardous cosmetics products. >> reporter: these are pictures of 11-year-old eliana lawrence two years ago. >> i was scared th w >> reporter: her mother miriam says eliana went nearly bald after using a wen by chaz dean hair care product. >> i tried wen nd wow. >> reporter: it has celebrity endorsements that boasts stronger and fuller hair, but not for eliana says her mom. >> i noticed her hairbrush was overflowing with hair.
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reports of hair loss, balding, and rashes. last month, the agency took the rare step of issuing a safety alert after learning the company had received 21,000 complaints. the company tells cbs news, it is cooperating and its products are safe. we have shared our formulations and ingredients with the fda, it says. we exceed the fda's requirements for cosmetic manufacturers and have always been transparent. the fda disagrees, saying, the company did not address safety concerns related to hair loss. has other safety data and we do not know have the legal authority to require a cosmetics firm to provide product safety information. no authority, because under a law that's been in effect since 1938, the fda has limited power to regulate the 62 billion dollar cosmetics industry. >> we are talking baby wipes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo. >> reporter: attorney tina sigerton is with the
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>> there is no legal requirement that a company makes sure a product is safe before they sell it. >> reporter: how is that possible? >> fda has no access to safety reports. they have no legal power to get those. only congress can give them that power. >> reporter: meanwhile, wen products remain on the shelves. the company says the truth is that there are many people why people suffer from hair loss but using wen is not one of them. as for the lawrence's, they are now part of a class action lawsuit. jericka duncan, cbs news, washington. coming up after your local truth in politics. we speak with "the washington post" fact checker columnist glenn kessler who point out lies on the campaign trail. plus, we will meet the uber driver who got a free ride to brazil to see his son compete in the olympics thanks to one of his passengers. and the latest trends in ice cream, as the industry turns up new flavors. that is the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching.
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victim this morning. ((michelle mortensen)) >> plus... we take a closer look into the pitbull breed after one attacked and killed a 9 year old boy. we'll look at the facts... and address what some say are misconceptions about these dogs. ((brian loftus)) >> and... gary johnson does some stumping in las vegas. how he's looking to give voters a third option for who will lead our country. ((michelle mortensen)) 8 news now good day, the valley's newl ((now, live...this is 8 news now good day.)) ((brian loftus)) police are investigation a deadly crash in the southeast area of las vegas this morning. thanks for waking up with us on this friday morning. i'm brian loftus. ((michelle mortensen)) and i'm michelle mortensen. this happened near flamingo and eastern just before midnight. witnesses told police a pedestrian was jaywalking while the light was green when he was hit by a car and thrown to the

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