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it's thursday, december 17th, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." peaceful outrage in baltimore. demonstrators gather after a jury fails to reach a verdict in the trial of a police officer charged in the death of freddie gray. a new e-mail controversy involving a member of president defense secretary ashton carter admits to using a personal pentagon business. the hunt is on for a texas teen who killed four people in a drunk driving crash two years ago. 18-year-old who used his affluent background as a defense in the case might be on the run after potentially violating his
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and rock 'n' roll immortality. we will reveal the five new inductees into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. later today, in baltimore, prosecutors will consider a retrial of officer william porter, the first policeman tried in the death of freddie gray. after three days of deliberation, the jury couldn't reach a verdict and a mistrial was declared. gray's death sparked violent protests but, overnight, baltimore was mostly calm. don champion is in baltimore. good morning, don. >> reporter: before the judge declared a mistrial, jurors in the case had already once told him they were deadlocked. in the hours that followed the decision, instead of rioting, there were prayers and calls for
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the streets of baltimore were quiet overnight as dozens of demonstrators held hands and locked arms, calling for unity and peace. >> i love this place. very proud people. do you know what i mean? nothing breaks them. that's what we want to show you and by "them," i mean all of us. >> reporter: earlier in the day, tensions boiled over moments after a judge declared a mistrial in the case of officer william porter. >> we want our voices heard, we have to speak through actions. >> reporter: porter had faced manslaughter and other charges for failing to get medical help for freddie gray, who died in april after suffering a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody. after three days of deliberations, the jury emerged deadlocked on all accounts. >> we are confident there will be another trial with a different jury. we are calm. you should be calm too. >> reporter: attorneys on both sides are expected to return to
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date for officer porter, as city officials press for peace. >> very peaceful. a lot of unified people. people spread love and giving hugs. >> reporter: the mistrial is being viewed as a setback for the prosecution who had planned to use porter's testimony in the case against the five other officers. now after the mistrial, two people were arrested outside of the courthouse for disorderly conduct and one of them is a prominent community activist here in town. >> don champion in baltimore, thank you so much, don. the chicago police officer charged in the shooting death of laquan mcdonald has reportedly been indicted by a grand jury. officer jason van dyke was indicted on six counts of first-degree murder, according to the "chicago tribune." mcdonald was shot 16 times as he was walking down the street carrying a knife. today, mayor rahm emanuel meets with federal officials
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president obama plans to meet tomorrow with the victims of the san bernardino shootings. 14 people were killed and 21 others were wounded in the attack. the president will stop in california on his way to hawaii. the couple that carried out the attack, farook and malik, were buried tuesday. concerns about home-grown terrorism prompted and update of the u.s. terrorism alert. it includes a new bulletin category to better inform the public. it's been determined that san bernardino shooters embraced radicalism. the fbi says the couple began communicating online back in 2013 before they actually met, but they did not speak openly on social media about their plans. >> those communications are direct private messages. so far in this investigation, we have found no evidence of posting on social media by either of them at that period of time and thereafter reflecting
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martyrdom. >> it had previously been reported that malik spoke on social media, warnings had been missed during a visa background check. nsa wiretapping following the attacks in california and paris. majority leader mitch mcconnell says the attacks have raced -- raised more questions about limited actions limiting the nsa's authority earlier this year. it limited government collection of phone records and requires a court order to search them. belgium's justice minister admits a law barring police from conducting overnight raids may have allowed one suspect in last month's paris attacks to escape. belgium police are barred from conducting raids between 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. a brother of one of the paris suicide bombers returned to brussels after the attack, but then got away. coming up on "cbs this
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from fbi headquarters on the war against terrorism in the united states. last night, republican presidential candidate donald trump faced some tough questions from jimmy kimmel, particularly on immigration and trump's comments about americans. that group includes kimmel's psych ig who came to the u.s. illegally. >> don't we want people who want to be here to badly they will risk everything to be in america and to be an american? aren't those the people that we want in this country? >> you know, it is true and we -- yeah. i have thousands of hispanics that have worked for me over the years, worked for me and we have thousands in mexico all over the place. they are unbelievable people. what i'm saying is they have to come in through a legal process and they are going to come in and we want to have that. we talk about the wall and build the wall but we are going to have a big, beautiful door. >> kimmel also questioned trump about his call to ban muslims from entering the u.s.
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northwest and southeast face powerful storms. drenching rains threaten oregon and washington with new flooding. thunderstorms are forecast for parts of the deep south as well. south dakota is cleaning up from record breaking snowfall. some places got up to a foot, closing schools and giving kids the day off. this morning, texas authorities are looking for a fugitive teen and his mother. ethan couch gained national attention when his lawyer used a so-called affluenza defense during his trial for a deadly 2013 wreck. it appears to show couch drinking at a party in violation of his probation. our dallas affiliate ktvt reports. >> reporter: two years into a ten-year probation sentence, the justice system can't find aaron couch. >> i hate to tell you so, but i told you so. >> reporter: investigators were on the case this morning. what they have turned up so far, he said indicates couch own whoever is with him had a long head-start.
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plenty of money and i think this was planned, and i believe that they planned to get away and i believe that they are going to run far and try to hide. i just don't think -- i'll be happy to be wrong if he is hiding somewhere locally. >> reporter: the disappearance came after the appearance of a video this month that appeared to show couch at a party. >> it's not clear on its face that the video, in and of itself, is a violation of probation. >> reporter: dallas attorney nicole knox told us she defended clients before after social media posts appeared to be probation violations. prosecutors would have had to prove when the video was taken for it to be trouble but no matter where couch is now, simply not being in contact with his probation officer is a serious problem for his future. >> it is, by far, the easiest way to comply but, at the same time, the easiest way to violate your term. >> that was ktvtv jason allen
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2013 crash. coming up. a passenger jet rolls off the taxiway in nashville. later, regulators put the brakes on fooling's driverless cars. this is the "cbs morning news." new theraflu expressmax. the power to feel better. no way.
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clinton had used a personal e-mail as secretary of state. carter stopped after the white house found out. in a statement, carter admits it was a mistake. "usa today" reports on congress extending health benefits for 9/11 first responders as part of the new budget deal. the zadroga act will provide health monitoring until 2090. it funds the government through september. the "chicago tribune" wheaton college professor for her views on islam. wheaton, a private evangelical christian college, says the suspension is because professor hawkins social media posts on the similarities of islam to christianity. she wrote that christians and muslims worship the same god and she defended herself yesterday. >> my actions were motivated by a desire to live out my faith,
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the country. here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. target has stopped selling hoverboards after reports that they catch fire. meanwhile, at costco, they are selling them as the george foreman grill on wheels. on the cbs "moneywatch" hover boards are back at at least one online retailer, and a speed bump for google's self-driving cars. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. less than 24 hours after the federal reserve raised interest rates from its record low level, major banks announced they are raising interest rates on some consumer loans. the fed announced the first rate hike in nine years yesterday, up one quarter of a percentage point.
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period, during which the federal funds rate was held near zero to economy from the worst financial crisis in recession since the great depression. >> interest rates on mortgages and car loans aren't expected to increase much in the near term, but other loans like credit cards and home equity will likely rise. stocks in asia got a rate in the interest rate hike. rates pushed stocks higher on wall street. the dow gained 224 points for the day. the s&p finished 29 points higher. the nasdaq added 75. california unveils a draft proposal on regulations governing self-driving cars and google is not happy. the cars must have a steering wheel wheel and a licensed driver ready to take over in case of an emergency. google's cars don't have a steering wheel or pedals. california wants an independent group to certify the cars are
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google and others want manufacturers safety certifications. amazon is back in the hoverboard business. amazon is once again selling swagway hoverboards and warning others to destroy knockoffs. they had pulled the hoverboards because of safety concerns. faulty batteries caused them to explode or catch fire. as winter approaches, the office thermostat is becoming a battleground. a new survey by career builder finds that nearly an equal number of employees find their work places too cold or too hot. the poll also finds 1 in 5 workers has had an argument with a colleague over the office temperature and nearly as many, 18%, say they have secretly adjusted the thermostat when no one is looking. i can tell you, it is freezing here at the stock exchange and i don't know where the thermostat is so that is a problem. >> don't you wish you could tick it up a little bit. i've had some heated exchanges
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intended in this case. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. up next, introducing the 2016 rock 'n' roll hall of fame inductees from rock to rap. we will tell you who made it in., next, we will tell you who made it into the 2016 rock 'n' roll hall of fame. next, we will tell you who made it into the 2016 rock 'n' roll hall of fame.ctor right away and up the ante with antiviral tamiflu. prescription tamiflu is an antiviral that attacks the flu virus at its source and helps stop it from spreading in the body. tamiflu is fda approved to treat the flu in people two weeks of age and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu, tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing, have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior, stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular may be at an increased risk
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>>re's here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. overnight, the rock 'n' roll hall of fame announced the class of 2016. five musical acts will be inducted in a ceremony here in new york next april. four of them created a sound track for the '70s and one of them injected rap into the mainstream. nwa took the music world by storm with their album "straight
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the lyric launched a new genre and gangster rap and inspired a generation of new artists to come. steve miller crafted some of the tackiest pop rock songs of the '70s and "fly like an eagle" and "jet airliner" rocked the air waves of that era. and lyrics of his most famous song "the joker," are some of the most mysterious in classic rock. if rock bands can sing along to miller's lyrics, they can probably hum the opening lyric to "smoke on the water." deep purple's 1972 smash hit is still one of the most recognizable songs in rock history and stirred countless would-be rockers to pick up their guitars. smoke on the water i know you're rocking out a little bit out there.
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out the list of 2016 inductees. nominees who did not make it in this year include new wave rockers, the cars, and nine inch nails and janet jackson. abby wambach has played her last soccer game in her career. she took to the field one last time last night in new orleans against china. in her career, she scored 184 goals in international competition, more than any other player, male or female. >> i love this team. it has been my pleasure and my honor to represent you all, the fans, for as long as i've been able to. >> china won the game 1-0. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a year-end look at the major event
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spain's prime minister took a punch at a campaign appearance. a 17-year-old boy hit his left cheek as he spoke to a crowd yesterday. the prime minister fell to the ground but was quickly helped up by others nearby. he had bruises on his face and he later tweeted he was fine. the attacker was arrested. the wait is almost over! "star wars" "the force awakens" opens officially tomorrow. suzanne marquez has a preview. >> nothing will stand in our way. >> reporter: "star wars" episode seven "the force awakens." reunites original cast members for the first time in 32 years. >> the clothes still fit. the emotional memory of the character was still there. >> reporter: it also introduces a new force, director j.j. abrams who has been a fan since
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movie when he was 10 years old. >> all of us had to kind of put aside our fan boy and fan girl nature and just focus on the job. >> reporter: harrison ford returns as hans solo who has become a fan of abrams' work. >> he had kind of a keen ambition to make something very precise and not just referring to the old films, but advancing our investment in them. >> reporter: adam driver is the mysterious kylo ren. >> i will finish what you started. >> reporter: but the new villain? >> i don't think of him as an evil person so it's hard to say whether he is dark or not. >> reporter: >> and daisy ridley is rey. >> i hope that people will identify with her because ray is a young girl making her way into the world and open to new relationships and she goes on this incredible journey. >> the force is all unto you. >> reporter: and movie-goers are expected to answer in force. this latest "star wars" movie is poised to break the record for a u.s. premiere. suzanne marquez, cbs news, los angeles. some fans will get a chance to see "the force awakens" as
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but for those who have to wait, there is a big concern. spoilers. don't worry. late show host stephen colbert has a plan. >> there is only one way to defend our enjoyment of this movie. we have to flood the late spoilers. i will tweet a list of fake spoilers that are not in the movie. there is a scene where chewbacca gets into some dark chocolate and has to spend the night at the vet. once everyone finds out they are delicious, the ewoks are hunted to extinction. you didn't like them! >> brilliant. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," china's latest crackdown on behavior online. seth doane tells us how the government is creating a rating
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plus, retail strategy. plans by kohl's to stay open 100 hours. and a look back at all of the mainly events of 2015. that is the "cbs morning news"
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