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spy slam. a federal judge rips the national security agency phone surveillance program calling the nsa's collection of millions of phone records unconstitutional and almost orwellian. unhealthy expense. new research shows multi vitamins might be a drain on your wallet and your well-being. >> there's no evidence of benefit. and there is really evidence of harm. our recommendation is don't waste your money. big foot. baltimore ravens kicker justin tucker boots his team back into playoff contentions with some clutch kicks. >> from 61, unbelievable! ♪ and beyonce's breaking records. the pop star's surprise album tears up the charts and it could be a game-changer for the music tears up the charts and it could be a game-changer for the music industry.
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captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, december 17th, 2013. good morning, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, a federal judge has ruled that the national security agency's bulk collection of phone records of millions of americans is unconstitutional, it's a blistering attack on the program. the judge ordered the government to stop collecting data and then suspended his ruling because of national security interests. tara mergener has more from washington. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. the judge says the nsa's methods may well violate the fourth amendment. now, this federal ruling carries so much weight because it's the first against the government spying program. a federal judge has ruled the national security agency should stop its full collection of american's phone records. saying it is likely unconstitutional.
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under the nsa program, the government said, it collects and stores metadata on hundreds of millions of telephone calls in the hunt for potential terrorists. >> what number called, what number, what time, and what date, how many times, and how long, that's metadata. >> reporter: in a 68-page ruling, judge richard leon said the government surveillance program was almost orwellian. and said i have little doubt that the author of our constitution james madison would be aghast at what the judge said amounts to an unreasonable such. the justice department responded saying, we believe the program is constitutional as previous judges have found." president obama put together a commission to look into the nsa practices shortly after nsa contractor edward snowden leaked details of the program. >> our sources say that commission is going to recommend largely the same thing which is that the nsa stop keeping that massive database.
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that it either lives somewhere else, maybe at the phone companies, and that they get an individual order for each case. >> reporter: the judge put his decision on hold pending a government appeal. and the government now has a chance to gather evidence showing the program is vital and does not violate the constitution. anne-marie. >> tara mergener in washington. thank you, tara. well, the senate is expected to hold a test vote on that bipartisan budget agreement. it appears the measure will be passed by week's end. at least seven republicans now say they will vote for the deal. it restores $63 billion in spending cuts known as sequestration. the united nations is asking for $6.5 billion in aid to help syrian refugees and the countries that have taken them in. the u.s. says nearly 9 million people have fled the civil war in syria. it's one of the worst humanitarian crises in decades. hundreds of thousands more refugees are expected. peace talks are scheduled to start in less than a month. and the 17-year-old girl
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wounded in friday's shooting in colorado remains in a coma this morning. we are learning more about a possible motive for the attacks. rick salinger in centennial, colorado, spoke to students who knew the alleged gunman. >> reporter: it was a day of mourning and confusion. students trying to make sense of why an innocent girl was shot in the head. and why an 18-year-old debate star karl pierson fired recklessly into the school before taking his own life. katie snidely remembers that pierson wrote a speech in september that the speech and debate coach did not like. >> from what i knew, karl gave a speech that the speech coach didn't approve of and had inappropriate remarks. i think it was more in a humor kind of way but the teacher took it the wrong way. >> reporter: one student described pierson's speech as sexually perverse but in a humorous way. pierson did not take the rejection well. joel redmond was the co-captain of the debate team with pierson.
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>> i told him, you know, your future is not what happens to you in high school and so much more than that. >> reporter: but he said pierson was removed from the speech and debate team after threatening the coach tracy murphy with his life. >> a lot of high schoolers, a lot of teenagers think their life is so immediate, so now. >> reporter: they never thought it would come to this. the students will be allowed to re-enter the school later this week, but that will be only for the purpose of retrieving their belongings. rick salinger, cbs news, centennial, colorado. a wildfire in central california has destroyed at least 15 homes. the big sur fire has burned about 500 acres in the los padres national forest. firefighters say they are making progress but the wind-driven fire is zero percent contained. one of the destroyed homes belongs to the big sur fire chief.
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>> it still has not sunk in. i just haven't absorbed it all yet. i walked out the door to go to what i thought was a fire somewhere else, and there was ashes and sparks going right by my front door. >> the cause of the fire is under investigation. 300 firefighters are battling the blaze. and no one was injured when a delta airlines flight slid off a snowy taxiway at a wisconsin airport. delta flight 385 arrived in madison, minneapolis, yesterday afternoon. there were 60 passengers on board. the 737 was taxiing to the terminal when it left the paved surface. >> there was nobody freaked out about it. again, like i said, there wasn't a traumatic stop. there was you skidded off and you stopped. you know, you had to look around to realize, wait a second, we're not on the runway anymore. >> the passengers were taken off the jet and brought to the terminal. the airport was closed for about an hour. coming up on the "morning news," supplement shocker, new studies find vitamin pills have
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shop the adam levine collection, exclusively at kmart. and get up to 40% off assorted styles. kmart. get in. get more. americans spend billions of dollars a year on vitamins and mineral supplements. well, new research suggests it's wasted money. and as dr. jon lapook reports it may even be harmful. >> reporter: the headline the editorial accompanying today's studies offers blunt consumer advice. enough is enough. stop wasting money on vitamin and mineral supplements. dr. edgar miller of johns hopkins is one of the authors of the editorial. >> to stop wasting your money means that perhaps you're spending money on things that aren't going to protect you long term. what will protect you if you could spend that money on fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans,
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berries, things like that, exercising would probably be a better use of the study. >> reporter: three studies in annals of studies did little or nothing to prevent cognitive decline, heart disease or cancer. one trial suggests high doses of a supplement may actually be harmful. vitamin d at a higher dose than most multivitamins increased the risk of prostate cancer. >> many people take the vitamins, they think they're taking them to prevent chronic disease, but in fact it shows that they don't. >> reporter: steve mister represents the dietary industry. >> we know that consumers are not getting the recommended vitamins that they need every day. with their hectic lifestyles and diets they simply need to fill in those nutrient gaps that at the don't get and multivitamins do that. >> reporter: it's true that multivitamins do replace the vitamin gap but they don't replace the nutrients from real food.
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researchers feel that people are getting a false sense of security from a bill and aren't getting a proper diet. now, there are some conditions that people do need supplements. for example, during pregnancy, women are advised to take folic acid to help prevent birth defects and in conditions where you're not properly digesting and absorbing your food. for example, celiac disease, it's sometimes recommended that people take additional vitamins and minerals. anti-bacterial soap is big business but decades of research finds no evidence that they stop the spread of germs. research shows the anti-bacterial ingredients changed hormone levels in rats. the review does not apply to hand sanitizer which uses alcohol. on the "cbs moneywatch," the rise of google's robots. and could the mega millions grow to mega billions? wendy gillette is at the new york stock exchange and more. good morning, wendy. >> hey, good morning, anne-marie. asian markets were mostly hirer
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on rising manufacturing numbers. tokyo nikkei added 1%. hang hang lost 0.25%. the federal reserve board begins a two-day meeting today. investors are anxious to see if the fed is ready to dial back its bond-buying economic stimulus program. on wall street yesterday, stocks were higher. the dow jones industrials rose 129 points, the nasdaq composite gained 28 points. british drugmaker glaxosmithkline is reportedly breaking with the longstanding practice in the drug industry. "the new york times" reports glaxo says it will stop paying doctors to promote its drugs. glaxo will also stop tying the salary of sales representatives to the number of prescriptions the doctors write. the drugmaker is under investigation in china. chinese officials say glaxo illegally paid doctors and government officials to raise drug sales. google's expansion into robotics continue. boston dynamic is a
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military contractor that has built a variety of animal-like robots. google has purchased eight companies this year that specialize in robotics. earlier this month, amazon ceo jeff bezos told "60 minutes" his company plans to deliver merchandise using a fleet of automated drones. and tonight's mega millions drawing could have a record jackpot. the prize currently stands at $586 million, but projected ticket sales indicate it may break the current record of 656 million. anne-marie, get this, if there's no winner tonight and the jackpot rolls over the drawing is projected to reach $1 billion. do you believe it? are you going to get tickets? >> i already have tickets and fantasizing about what i might buy. maybe one of those creepy robots that you just showed there. >> they are totally creepy. >> they are. >> i was thinking the same thing. wendy gillette at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, wendy. straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather. and in sports, a monday night nail-biter comes down to
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appalachians to new england. snow showers are also expected from wisconsin to northern ohio and indiana. the south and west will be dry. in sports, the lions hosting the defending champs on "monday night football." detroit and baltimore both fighting for a playoff position. late in the fourth quarter, the lions take a 16-15 lead on a touchdown catch by joseph fauria, but they leave enough time for ravens kicker justin tucker to attempt a 61-yard field goal with less than a minute to play. >> on the way, drifting right and it is good! it is good! from 61, unbelievable! >> the booming kick just makes it inside the goalpost. the ravens win 18-16. tucker's six field goals account for all of the ravens points. >> i'm happy to do it. and don't get me wrong. and my fantasy team is
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benefitting from it as well. so i'm happy about that. and fantasy owners around the world, i hope you guys appreciate that as well. >> tucker definitely helped advance fantasy football teams in the playoffs. he also put the ravens closer to clinches a postseason spot. and the best team in the nba's eastern conference suffers its first loss at home this season. detroit's josh smith scores 30 points as they deal with pacers record dropped 20-4 on the season. and two of the best in the west meeting in los angeles. the clippers take on the spurs. blake griffin finishes with a game high 27 points as l.a. downed san antonio 115-92. when we return, marketing beyonce, the singer's surprise album shatters sales records amid a breakthrough promotional strategy.
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routine surgery. why the family is now fighting the hospital where she's receivg treatment. a wildfire burns out of con in a popular california tou spot. the latest on the efft to save homes in its path. and a major court ruling could put the future of the- a's massive domestic surveillance program in dou. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:3 good morning. it's tuesday december 17th. i'm michelle griego. ,,,,
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., rain today and snow. atlanta will be sunny. st. louis, sunny. and denver sunny as well with a high of 59 there. seattle, expect rain. the rock and roll hall of fame is getting a shot of glam and grunge. ♪ here we are now >> grunge rocker nirvana are in the new class of inductees and now this morning, the group was picks in its first year of eligibility, 25 years after its first album. also glam rocker's kiss, peter gabriel, hall and oates, linda ronstadt and cat stevens round out the 2014 cast. the ceremony at the barkley center in brooklyn will be open to the public. and it's no surprise beyonce's new album is a huge hit.
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what's got the industry buzzing is how she released it. as adriana diaz reports it forced them to rethink the way they do business. >> reporter: beyonce musical and marketing superstar. on friday, the singer dropped her fifth self-titled album. it was unannounced, and unbelievably popular. >> the album sold 85 million copies worldwide. and of that, 640,000 were in the united states. of that that was record setting in both a global scale and the united states. >> reporter: making the success more improbable, it's available only through itunes. usually artists release singles and promote their albums long before they're released. once the albums are out, fans can usually buy select tracks if they don't want the entire album. >> beyonce didn't do any of that, she said my album's here, would you like to buy it? >> reporter: fans are saying yes. they're giving beyonce and her album the kinds of buzz that
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advertising dollars can't buy. >> well, if anyone can do it, it's her. >> i thought it was interesting that instead of doing a whole promotional thing, she's like, here it is from me to you. >> she's definitely taking the world by storm doing this. good are for her. good for you, beyonce. >> reporter: insiders say expect copycats. >> it's a superstar, they're probably looking at this to figure out if they can do the same thing beyonce did. >> reporter: but they won't be first. adriana diaz, cbs news, new york. and one of the biggest pop stars helped a kentucky man put a ring on it. >> he's got something he wants to show you. >> during a concert in louisville on sunday, justin timberlake called josh clendon and his girlfriend kim martin to the stage. clendon dropped to his knees and asked martin to marry her, she had no idea the proposal was in the works. >> a huge shaushgs i cannot believe how well they all
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. the government is considering its next move after a federal judge ruled on monday, the nsa's bulk collection of phone records is unconstitutional. judge richard leon said the program violates the constitution's ban on unreasonable searches. but he put his ruling on hold so that the government can file an appeal. and a wildfire in big sur, california, has destroyed at least 15 homes and forced the evacuation of about 100 residents. california is suffering the driest calendar year on record. while most of us consider cockroaches unwelcome creatures, they are not entirely useless. turns out the insects are big business. seth doane visited a place in china where roaches rule.
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>> reporter: just off a freeway in china's shandong province, this is not exactly appeals, but then again, neither is what's inside. cockroaches, tens of millions of them. and chief admirer. he's part farmer. >> i've been interested in insects since i was 8 years old he told us. 16 years ago, he started farming these critters commercially, yes, there say market. business is very good, he told us, many pharmaceutical factories make products with them. almost all of his roaches are used in traditional chinese medicine. he claims they can cure what ails you from the heart, to the liver to the lungs. ground cockroaches have been used to treat wounds and even as an ingredient in toothpaste.
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jong took us in to see where the roaches are raced. oh, my gosh. his relaxed demeanor did not rub off. could you just stand there? don't come too close. they feed the roaches wheat and vegetables for four months, then they're boiled and dried and put in pill form which is much easier to stomach. jong said he makes $160,000 a year from these bugs. >> wow, this is all filled with cockroaches? >> reporter: in a storeroom next to a bag jammed with 2 million roaches, he keeps a can of insecretary thbl insecticides from eating into his profits. on special occasions, jong says they can even be part of dinner. he fried some so that we could see. and insisted that peanut oil imparts the most flavor. well, we took his word for it. seth doane, cbs news, shandong province, china.
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>> not going to that guy's house for dinner. no way. coming up on your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the federal court ruling against the nsa phone data mining program. plus the debate over constructing tall buildings in washington, d.c. we'll look at efforts to preserve the skyline. and we'll take you behind the scenes at target's minneapolis headquarters. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ,,,,,,
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