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cbs news will have live coverage for you. thanks for joining us this morning. >> yeah. enjoy the weekend and happy friday, everybody. captions by: caption colorado comments@capti ♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, august 14th, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." a new era for the united states and cuba. we are in havana, where the american flag will fly over the island for the first time in decades. paparazzi accused of going to extreme lengths to capture images of prince george. this morning, the british royal family fights back. and this story brought to you by the letters h-b-o. what is behind sesame street's new tv address. your world in 90 seconds. for the first time in march half a century, the american flag will fly above the newly reopened u.s. embassy.
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>> the u.s. cements diplomatic relations with cuba. secretary of state john kerry, the highest ranking u.s. official to visit cuba in seven decades. >> isis has a new weapon of war. senior defense department officials say that isis unleashed mustard gas. >> you're in >> the ap reporting that one e-mail on her private server included talk of a u.s. drone operation. >> jeb bush defended his brother's decision to invade iraq. >> taking out saddam hussein turned out to be a pretty good deal. >> china in that deadly blast, the death toll now standing at 56. >> russ cuers have pulled a survivor from rubble. dozens missing. sudden heavy rain in las vegas, thousands left without power. >> bracing for el nino. this year could be one of the bet wettest. >> this is potentially a godzilla el nino. the duke and duchess of cambridge have warned photographers to stop harassing their children. >> they say their activities place a security risk. police are continuing to investigate the death of
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45-year-old young at the amusement park after being hit by a roller coaster. >> a school bus slammed into a liquor store, and all 11 children on board were taken to the hospital. all that -- >> this west jet flight attendant obviously loves his job. >> if that was the pilot, i'm getting off that plane. >> there he is! tom brady, on this football field. he has to be pumped. >> brady dealing with a lot of off the field issues. >> do you think they checked the footballs before this game? >> five or six times. >> and all that matters -- >> california combat veteran had to fight for his life. >> he survived a bear attack. >> it's unreal. i mean, there he was. he was right on top of me. >> on "cbs this morning." >> how far is bernie sanders going to go with his underdog moment? >> the 73-year-old curmudgeon a threat to hillary clinton? >> bernie is like that cool-ass teacher you see in the hallway and you're like what up mr. sanders! >> this morning's "eye opener" presented by toyota. presented by toyota. let's go places. captioning funded by cbs
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welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose on assignment and norah o'donnell is off. we have it covered. we're here along with christine johnson of our new york station, wcbs. history is unfolding in havana right now where the american flag will fly again. secretary of state john kerry is taking part in a ceremony at the u.s. embassy in the cuban capital, the nation's first top diplomat to visit the island in 70 years. >> this morning's flag-raising is a symbolic step in normalizing relations between cuba and the united states. margaret brennan is at the newly reopened u.s. embassy in havana. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's an historic moment here in havana. secretary kerry just arrived with a number of u.s. officials, congressmen and prominent cuban-americans and even brought with him the same three u.s. marine guards who helped shut down them because back in 1961. it will be an emotional day for
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them. they'll help kerry raise the american flag here for the first time in 54 years. the u.s. embassy in havana still looks a lot like it did when it was shuttered in 1961. fidel castro's close relationship with the soviet union drove the u.s. to cut diplomatic ties. relations then went into a tailspin. the u.s. sponsored a failed invasion and attempted to assassinate fidel castro. who then let the soviet union store nuclear missiles on the island, aimed at the u.s. >> i have directed the armed forces to prepare for an eeventuality. >> reporter: the tit for tat continued for 50 years but now the american billboards are gone and cubans hope visitors will jump start their weak economy. >> we don't need to be separated. we're too global today. we need to come together. >> reporter: but cuban diplomat,
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who negotiated the reopening of the embassy says continued u.s. trade embargo limits progress. >> there cannot be normal regulations between the two countries when there are economic sanctions that damage the cuban people. and damage even the interest of the american people. >> reporter: cubans still cannot buy goods from the u.s., and the castro government promises new access like credit card use and the internet have not panned out. but many cubans hope the diplomatic opening may improve life. [ speaking in spanish ] one doctor told us, cuba is already changing and there will be positive changes in the future. this shopkeeper said there should be better relations, because the people have nothing to do with politics. many here are sick of politics, and hope that today's flag-raising will be more than symbolic. after the ceremony ends, the hard work begins. kerry will meet with his cuban
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counterpart, and in the most controversial part of this trip, he'll sit down with cuban dissidents who are frustrated with the castro government. >> margaret brennan, thank you. we'll bring the flag raising live in a few moments in a cbs news special report. a report this morning says an e-mail discussing secret cia drones was sent through hillary clinton's private unsecured server. the associated press says it was one of two messages with top secret information sent to clinton while she was secretary of state. the fbi took possession of that server on wednesday. nancy cordes is in washington where the e-mail controversy is stirring up the presidential race. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that drone program discussed in the e-mails was widely known, but because it was a cia operation, intelligence say that those e-mails should have been considered classified. as part of an ongoing debate about just how sensitive the information in the e-mails was.
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for republicans, clinton's e-mail problems went from attack line to punch line thursday. >> the problem was, the debate invitation was e-mailed to hillary. >> mr. huckabee -- >> reporter: at the iowa state fair, mike huckabee joked about her new address. >> hrc@you' >> reporter: clinton's democratic opponents like martin o'malley have tried to tread lightly. >> follow the stuff about the e-mail server and the top secret e-mails and all of this -- these are not the ideas that excite the electorate. >> reporter: california senator dianne feinstein came to clinton's defense thursday. the top democrat on the intelligence committee put out a statement saying, as someone who regularly reviews classified materials, i can say that those documents are always clearly marked as containing classified information. the e-mails identified in clinton's situation did not contain these markings. the fbi picked up clinton's server wednesday, not from her
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chappaqua new york home but from a data center in new jersey. a lawyer for the i.t. firm that manages the clintons' e-mail system told cbs news that the clintons decided to upgrade their system sometime after clinton left the state department in 2013, and that the old server is now blank, and likely does not contain usable information. >> if you want to permanently say you have deleted something, that's hard to do. >> reporter: senior editor at the tech website cnet says to truly wipe a server clean, the material needs to be intentionally overwritten, multiple times. >> if you write something on a chalk board and you erase it, you can still kind of see the outline and that's sort of like deleting a file. if you write over it again, it's harder to see. the more times you write over it and erase it, eventually you'll never be able to decipher what the original data was. >> reporter: the fbi hasn't said what it plans to do with the server. the intelligence community's inspector general referred the matter to them in the first place, because he was concerned about the security of material that might be on it.
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so it's possible, gayle, the fbi is more interested in safeguarding the server than in examining it. >> all right, nancy, thank you. this morning a 19-year-old firefighter was pulled alive from the rubble of the devastating explosions in china. he was trapped for 32 hours. new video in tianjin shows the devastation. at least 56 people are dead. here's a look at the warehouse district this morning. you can see it's still smoldering there. our partners at sky news are in beijing with the latest. katie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning from beijing, where a remarkable story is emerging here as a young firefighter pulled from the wreckage some 32 hours after this blast. he is 19 years old, and in his first year with the fire service. now being treated in hospital for serious burns and smoke inhalation. but in a stable condition. he was realizing he couldn't move and then fighting to stay conscious until help could arrive. we heard too from one of the men
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among the first firefighters to arrive at that scene. he has described seeing that initial explosion, throwing himself face-down on the ground, which saved his life. but feeling debris landing on top of him, and then being flung some 5 to 6 meters across the ground by the force of the second explosion. he described, again, coming round, seeing what he described sky, and managing to crawl to safety behind one of the heavy industrial shipping containers. so extraordinary individual stories here, but a number of their firefighting colleagues remain unaccounted for. and today the work at that blast site goes on. work now complicated by serious concerns as to exactly which substances may have been involved here. and exactly which chemicals may now be present at that scene. vinita. >> thank you. isis is accused this morning of using mustard gas, the chemical weapon outlawed nearly a century ago. kurdish troops fighting in
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northern iraq say they were the targets. american officials say the charges are plausible. clarissa ward is following the story from istanbul, turkey. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, a senior u.s. defense official told cbs news that reports that isis has used mustard gas against kurdish forces are, in fact, quote, credible. but so far, there has been no details or no information as to when these were used, how they were used, and where they were used. now what we believe we know is that kurdish forces claimed earlier this week they came under a chemical attack. they did not specify what chemical was used in the attack, but video appeared to show men with respiratory problems, one man with burns, dozens of them were injured. none were killed. and u.s. officials say they do believe that isis has possession of mustard gas, possibly from old saddam hussein era stockpiles. but more likely, from syria. you may remember, in 2013, the
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assad regime admitted to having stockpiles of mustard, and they claimed at that time they had been destroyed, all of them, as part of the deal that was brokered by russia and the u.s. now we know in the past the assad regime has used chlorine gas in attacks, and kurdish fighters claim isis has also used chlorine. but technically, chlorine is not a banned substance, unlike mustard gas. mustard gas is a very primitive, very crude weapon. it was popular in the first world war. but really, you need to use it in large quantities to infect any serious, serious damage. the pentagon says it's still investigating these reports, and today now kurdish forces are claiming they came under yet another attack last night. but so far, we have not been able to confirm that, christine. >> all right, clarissa ward in istanbul, thank you for that report. japan's prime minister this morning stopped short of apologizing for his country's actions in world war ii. shinzo abe expressed profound
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grief for everyone who died. his closely watched statement marks the anniversary of the end of the war. abe said future generations should not continue apologizing. a muddy mess this morning in parts of utah. a mudslide forced 11 families from their homes overnight south of salt lake city. heavy rains in woodland hills caused up to four feet of mud to pour into homes. nobody was hurt. >> emergency responders used sandbags to protect the houses. this morning, forecasters warn that storms of god zil ya proportions could hit the west coast. a nasa climatologist describes the system as a godzilla el nino that could bring once in a generation storms to the west this winter. john blackstone shows how this could impact california, especially the four-year drought. >> reporter: as strong el nino could turn drought-stricken california from this -- to this. in san francisco, the winter of 1997-'98 was the wettest in 120
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years. a full year's worth of rain fell in los angeles in just one month. mountain towns were buried under twice the average snowfall. what's coming this winter could be even stronger. >> el nino comes in all sizes, small, medium and large. but very rarely do we get a godzilla el nino. >> reporter: godzilla is apparently the only word to describe what climatologist william patser sees in images that show unusually warm water spreading across the pacific near the equator. that warm water mass, the signature of el nino, seems to be growing even broader than in 1997. >> this one looked promising from the start. that berth, it was a big baby. >> reporter: in the united states, a strong el nino can bring more precipitation across the south and up the east coast. northern states are likely to have a winter that is drier and warmer than usual. >> this will be a very strong el
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nino. >> reporter: in california, meteorologist john notverdict is watching with excitement. >> there's going to be lots of storms to forecast if this pattern bears out. >> reporter: can californians start going into the back of their closet to find their umbrellas and raincoats? >> ha ha. yes. >> reporter: but forecasters warn that four years of drought have left california so dry, even this powerful el nino may not be enough to bring the state back to normal. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, san francisco. this morning, the lone survivor in a connecticut triple murder is blasting a court ruling that wipes out the attacker's death sentences. jennifer hawke-petit was raped and strangled during a home invasion in 2007. her two daughters died from smoke inhalation after their house was set on fire. their father, dr. william petit, survived. the connecticut supreme
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court ruled the state's death penalty is unconstitutional. that decision in a different case affects 11 inmates on death row. cbs news legal expert rickicalliman joins us at the table. good to see you. we all remember this story, because it was so heinous and bill petit said it was devastating to him, this decision. help us understand the court's reasoning here. >> we should remember this case came to the court not through the petit case, but came through a case brought by a man named edwardo santiago and back in 2012, april 25th, the legislature, the body elected by the people of connecticut, enacted a law that said, the death penalty is unconstitutional -- well, the death penalty should be abolished going forward. but anyone who was still on death row, there were 11 people, including the two killers who i looked at as monsters in the petit case. they were still on death row. and the legislature probably, because of those two people,
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said, the people on death row, they're still getting executed. so santiago goes forward with the case. and now the connecticut supreme court in a 92-page opinion, 75 pages by the majority, goes through the whole history of the death penalty and says, no more. the death penalty is now unconstitutional under the connecticut constitution. >> what about the families of these victims like dr. petit? i would imagine he had such a sense of closure, now everything is reopened. can he appeal this decision? >> no. what you have here is this. because they decided that the death penalty is unconstitutional, as cruel and unusual punishment, this is their reasoning, they say it no longer comports with contemporary standards of human decency, and it serves no penal logical legitimate purpose. so with those two prongs and
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because it's the connecticut state constitution, it's final. it's over. the only way to overturn this would be by a state constitutional amendment that is not going to happen. >> it will be interesting to see how this influences other high courts across the nation. >> it will. >> thank you so much. a man lost his cell phone riding a roller coaster in ohio. he was killed trying to get it back. the coaster hit 45-year-old james young thursday at the cedar point amusement park. police say young jumped over a fence to look for his cell phone after it fell into a restricted area. this morning, the epa reports colorado's river seems to be restoring itself after a flood spill. toxicity levels in the river are going down. it all stems from a spill at the gold kay mine last week. the epa says nearly 3 million gallons of sludge poured into the river. the nfl suspended tom brady for four games, but that did not
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keep him off the field last night. >> there he is, tom brady, comes out for the first offensive series for the patriots. what a long off season it's been for number 12. you all know the story. after all that he's been through. >> this is home for him. the super bowl mvp started new england's first preseason game. the patriot fans glad to see him. brady played less than one quarter after last night's loss to green bay. he was challenging the deflategate suspension that begins with the regular season. britain's royal family says paparazzi have crossed a line. ahead, the blunt warning this morning for photographers trying to snap a picture of the young prin,,
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could leave apple and google stram belling. fighting back against speed on this friday, around 20 people are displaced after a fire ripped through an apartment building. this is in oakland's chinatown area. the fire started around 2:00 this morning. >> and with a very hot, dry weekend ahead, firefighters have reason for concern about the "jerusalem fire" in lake and napa counties. cal fire crews have made significant progress and the fire is 50% contained. coming up next on "cbs this morning," a historic end to the cold war diplomacy after more than 50 years the united states officially opens its embassy in cuba. cuba. traffic and weather coming up. foand millions moremericans lwho feel its effects.s,
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good morning, everybody. i'm liza battalones with your "kcbs traffic." the bart system looking great this morning. they haven't had any major problems so they are on schedule. an earlier problem we had with san francisco's muni s market line has cleared out. no delays now. and heading for the vaccination area, an accident in the clearing stage eastbound 80 approaching alamo. two right lanes are open. if you are heading to the san mateo bridge, that's going been a tough commute. still slow in the westbound direction from end to end. but the eastbound accident is now clear. roberta? >> good morning, everyone. let's take a look at our live weather camera. [ laughter ] >> we have partly cloudy skies. we have a marine layer in the santa clara valley hanging tight to the coast. temperatures 53 in santa rosa to the 60s in throughout the tri-valley. boy, that's mild. temperatures later today we are going up. 70s beaches and bayside. 80s peninsula, 90s inland. triple digits over the weekend. ♪
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jeb bush or hillary or one of these politicians all talk, no action. all controlled by lobbyists and special interests and donors. people like me from previous months, okay? bing, bing, bong, bong. you know who that is. >> you know, the more -- the more i listen to that bing-bong part, i think he's trying to do the end of the witch doctor song, you know -- ooh-eeh, willa wallia bing bang. and here's what it would sound like. >> ooh-ee-willa wola bing bang. >> oh, that seth meyers. donald trump says laugh if you want to, but i'm number one in
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the polls. >> he is for now, right? welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up, kensington palace accuses paparazzi of unacceptable tactics to take pictures of young prince george. they say photographers are crossing the line and they don't like it. the tam particulars that prompted the warning. sesame street builds a toll road of sorts. will families pay to see new episodes of the iconic kids' series. and what does it mean for parents who can't afford premium cable? that's all ahead. it's time to show some of this morning's headlines. buzz feed news says supporters of al gore have gun talking to him about running for president in 2016. gore won the popular vote in the 2000 election. sources close to gore tells cbs he's not actively exploring a presidential run. the "wall street journal" reports on donald trump making millions from a multilevel marketing firm. mr. trump endorsed acn and its
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video phone and featured the company twice on his former reality tv show, "the celebrity apprentice." acn was investigated by regulators in three different countries. trump's presidential campaign says he received $450,000 a piece for three recent speeches for acn in 2014 and then again early this year. the "boston globe" reports on oil prices sinking to a six-year low due to a global surplus that sent gas prices down. the average for regular is $2.65, down 13 cents from the month before. this morning, crude futures rose slightly after settling at $42.23 a barrel yesterday. the "new york times" reports on the first legal challenges to new u.s. rules to curb carbon emissions. 15 states filed a stay in federal court in washington yesterday. they claim the environmental protection agency does not have the authority to carry out the clean power plant. the epa wants to lower power plant emissions below 2005
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levels by 2030. and the "washington post" reports on pope francis talking about sex abuse on clergy. some activists are calling for the pope to discuss the sex abuse scandal at a meeth on family issues in philadelphia. the pope will arrive september 22 for a six-day trip. he will talk secretary of state
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leads the official delegation at the ceremony. right now he's delivering a speech before the flag raising. let's listen in. >> we are certain the time is now to reach out to one another as two peoples who are no longer enemies or rivals but neighbors. time to unferl our flags, raise them up, let the world know we wish each other well. [ speaking foreign language ] [ speaking foreign language ]
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it is with that healing mission in mind, i turn now to morris, lacy and meash. 54 years ago you promised to return to havana. today i invite you on behalf of president obama and the american people to fulfill that pledge by presenting the stars and stripes to be raised by members our current military detachment. larry, jim, mike, this is your queue to deliver on words that would make any diplomat proud as they would any member of the united states marine corps. promise made, promise kept. thank you. ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the raising of the flag
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and the national anthem of the united states.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> thunderous round of applause. after 54 years, now the embassy reopened in cuba. the marines that raised the flag
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54 years ago was part of the reraising it. our coverage continues on cbs. we'll have a full wrapup on cbs evening news. many of you will return to cbs this morning. this is a cbs news special report.
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♪ samsung this morning is raising the stakes when it comes to buying things with your smartphone. samsung pay is designed to do what apple pay and google wallet can't. allow you to make payments nearly anywhere. samsung sales plunged 20% last year, just before apple released the iphone 6. we talked with the inventor who could give your money a new connection. good morning. >> good morning. samsung's payment service will officially be launched in the u.s. in september and hopes the unique technology will give it a leg up over heavyweights such as
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apple and google in the increasingly competitive world of mobile payments. >> wow. >> people are reaching for their smartphones instead of wallets more and more. mobile payments are expected to top $800 billion by 2019. leaving tech giants bracing to deliver. m.i.t. graduate will was ahead of the curve. how long have you been trying to develop a mobile payment system? >> i started nearly 14 years ago. when i naively wandered into the mobile payment space, thinking how hard could it be. turns out it was really hard. >> reporter: he eventually developed the technology and samsung bought his company, loop pay, earlier this year, for a reported $250 million. >> our vision is for you to be able to digit i advertise all of your credentials inside of a secured container, which is your mobile wallet, and your phone should be safer than your leather wallet.
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>> reporter: samsung pay will use token based systems where a random number is transmitted instead of credit card information and only accessible by the phoner's fingerprint or pin. >> it's simple. the phone doesn't have to be on for me to swipe up the screen and pull the card up. if i want to pay, just use my fingerprint, reach over, and there it is. that quick and that simple. >> reporter: business insider senior research analyst john helpingastoon says samsung is ahead of the gate over competitors. samsung's technology is compatible with card readers allowing it to be used nearly everywhere a plastic credit card can be swiped. >> how much of a game changer is this? >> it's huge. everywhere you want to be, right? so if you start to use samsung pay, you'll be able to use it everywhere. >> can you ring this up? >> reporter: we tried it out at a store nearby. >> here we go.
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>> that was interesting. i was like what? -- i need a swipe but it just went through. i was amazed. never seen it before. >> reporter: there could be privacy issues. the phones collect and pass along data on what is purchased and where, if the owner doesn't opt out. >> if you say no, they won't collect your data. even so, consumers may not have a full grasp of what can be done with their data, because these companies will literally know everything about where you go, what you buy. >> now experts say samsung may only have a competitive edge temporarily, as magnetic stripe credit cards are phased out for the newer electronic chip cards, the playing field will most likely even out. >> really intimidates me. >> me too. >> it's kind of nice they have the fingerprint, though. at least that gives you some level of secure feeling. >> and they do not contain your actual credit card numbers. they carry a token number, used only once. kind of like the enigma machine in world war ii.
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>> cash a bad thing. >> everything is going to be in these phones eventually. >> i've got to get with the program. thank you. movie theaters are expecting big, big crowds tonight for "straight outta compton" but also afraid of problems. security concerns. and up next, a scary school bus crash cap,,
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good morning. it's 7:56. here's what's happening right now. a sunnyvale woman is accused of beating her mother to death with a hammer. the suspect called police to the scene yesterday afternoon was arrested for murder. a movie premiere prompts safety concerns in the bay area and across the country straight out of comp -- "straight outta compton" follows the rise of a group nwa. some fear it will incite violence. none yet. straight ahead on "cbs this morning," reinventing the wallet. move over apple pay. another tech giant is entering the mobile payment field. could your phone be more secure than your credit card,,,,,,,,
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good morning. i'm liza battalones with your "kcbs traffic." the bart system having a great morning today. no delays on any mass transit. meantime, over at the san mateo bridge, the earlier delays we have had have thinned out. westbound traffic now doing okay just up to midspan from midspan into foster city is where you will see delays this morning. and at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's almost "friday light." the metering lights are still on. just a brief delay leaving oakland heading into san francisco. most of the marine layer is out of the area. we saw a little at the bay. but look at san jose. the clouds increased over the santa cruz mountains. we have mostly cloudy skies there the air temperatures 65. otherwise we have 67 degrees in livermore with partly cloudy skies. late today the sun will shine everywhere 70s beaches near 80 around the rim of the bay. 80s peninsula and up to 939 degrees warmest locations of our inland areas. pretty breezy late day ,,,,,,,,
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♪ etty breezy late day ,,,,,,,, good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, august 14, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including straight out of compton. the hip-hop movie looks like a hit. there are warnings about screenings getting violent. here is a look at today's "eye opener at 8." >> our leaders made a courageous decision to stop being the prisoners of history. >> an his pork moment in havana. the fir man flag here for the first time in 54 years. the drone discussed was a cia operation. a remarkable story is
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emerging of a firefighter pulled from the wreckage 32 hours of the blast. >> while a senior u.s. official told cbs news that reports isis used mustard gas against kurdish forces are, in fact, quote credible. el nino comes in all sizes. but very rarely do we get a godzilla el nino. the nfl suspended tom brady for four games, but that didn't keep him off the field. >> the global citizen festival gives you the chance to have your voice heard. joining us now, hu jackman. >> hugh, i have two questions, how do you get ticket to the festival and how do you get such manny shoulders? i'm gayle king and vinita nair. charlie is on assignment. norah is chilling with her
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family. the american flag is flying in cube bachlt minutes ago the stars and stripes were raised at the u.s. embassy in havana. >> secretary of state john kerry is there to celebrate the historic step. margaret brennan is at the embassy with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the american flag is flying here at the u.s. embassy in cuba. secretary kerry called this a day for pushing through old barriers. it's a symbolic restart for these two cold war ear row foes, but the u.s. embargo is choking cuba's already weak economy. that means cubans largely can't by u.s. goods and both countries still want the other to repay billions of dlauollars in damag and seized assets. the most controversial part of today will happen late they are afternoon when secretary kerry meets with a group of cuban dissidents who are frustrated and demanding more freedom from the castro government.
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it's clear that after today, there is still a lot of hard work to be done. vinita? >> margaret brennan, thank you. new information about top secret material that passed through hillary clinton's private e-mail server. the associated press reports that one of the e-mails discussed news kof raj of a seek rat cia drone program. clinton will campaign in iowa this weekend along with nearly all of her presidential rivals. the big destination is the state fair that started yesterday. the candidates are working to turn this famous event into one big photo opinion. nancy cordes is in washington and has covered many candidates in iowa. nancy, good morning. >> good morning. there's bipartisan agreement that presidential candidates need to show their face at that time iowa state fair, and they probably need to be seen eating some kind of food on a stick or a frood oreo or twinkie.
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so 19 candidates are planning a visit. already thursday jim webb, martin o'malley and mike huckabee took to the wooden soap box surrounded by hay bales. the rft arrive today. jeb bush takes his turn this morning. they go because it's iowa, the first in the nation caucus state and because the fair is attended by nearly 1 million people over ten days. it's a chance to show a lot of eye wa iowans that they're one of them, they're willing to ride down slides and eat artery clogging snacks. candidates have to watch where they stem, something romney learned the hard way in 2011 when he told a heckler, quote, corporations are people my friend. it's a line that hounded people for the rest of his campaign. this year donald trump upped the ante by offering to give kids rides at the fair on the trump hell coppers. organizers say no way. but he's sure to make a splash
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somewhere when he arrives on saturday. >> nancy, you haven't learned until you've had a fried oreo. just saying. >> i second that. >> thank you very much. many theaters were packed overnight when "straight outta compton" opened. fandango said more than 70% of tickets it sold this week were for that movie. fans say they are being stereo typed. vladimir duthiers is here with more on this movie. good morning. >> good morning. the bio pic covers the rise of nwa at a time before rap was a mainstay. more than 40 years later, it deals with issues that may be more relevant and others. >> ice cube, easy e and dr. dre. you are witnesses history. >> reporter: they were nwa. easy e, ice cube, dr. dre,
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d.j.yella and mc red. five guys who charted a new course for hip-hop with a single groundbreaking alum. >> let's go start some [ bleep ]. hell, yeah. >> the album was "straight outta compton." ♪ >> the inflammatory lyrics of that song provided an unflinching look at urban black america, airing out deep seeded frustration with police tactics. >> that's my son. >> you need to get back in the house or i will ruin your night. >> you don't have to talk to my moms like that. >>. >> looking to do music, chronicle what we grew up going through and what we seen in our lives and what happened in our lives. >> the timing of this film is sadly relevant. >> "l.a. times" writer lorraine ollie says "straight outta compton" hits on today's issues. >> talking about police
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brutality, unarmed black men being killed by police across the country. ♪ ♪ they have the aukt authoritheo kill a minority ♪ >> it shed light on thing people needed to know. >> reporter: even today some see nwa's message as a potential threat. the lapd is down playing concerns at theaters but isn't taking risks. >> we'll always deploy extra officers to events like this. >> reporter: universal said it partnered with theaters who requested support for their lowe cases. the studio wouldn't say what kind of support. sources say it could mean reimbursement for security. >> i think the security around it is a bit of a double standard. we're not talking about this for other films. isn't this the very thing they were talking about in the film. >> reporter: there have been no
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reported incidents at thursday's advanced screenings. >> all right. let's hope it stays this way. i've seen this movie. very powerful movie. i can't wait to go back and see it again. thank you, ladd. >> more than a third of american adults are battling obesity. which diet burns more fat? don't we want the answer to that? i'll go first. yes! dr. holly phillips is
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panda fans in d.c. are hoping for a special delivery. >> reporter: i'm chip reid in washington where mei xiang just might be pregnant and this guy might be the father, but he isn't talking, coming up on "cbs this morning." staying in rhythm...
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♪ in our "morning rounds," the great diet debate, low carb or low fat? a new study puts them head-to-head to try to settle the argument once and for all. our dr. holly phillips is here with a breakdown. it is the $64 million question. the answer is? >> well, it was a neck and neck race to the finish line, but ultimately the low fat diet was better than low carb for losing body fat. >> one of the things people focus on is the benefit of low carb diets, cutting insulin levels helps your body to lose stored fat. even though this is true, cutting down how much fat you eat makes a much bigger difference in losing body fat overall. >> how did they test it? was it a real world scenario? >> this study was incredibly precise. they asked 19 people who were
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overweight to stay in a lab for two deferment two-week periods during whichever thing was monitored. so during that first stay they cut their carbs by 800 calories a day. during the second stay they cut fat by 800 calories a day. both times they exercised for an hour a day on a treadmill. it turned out that when they cut carbs they lost body fate at a rate of 53 grams a day. when they cut fat, they lost it faster, a rate of 89 grams a day. cutting down the amount of fat you eat helped them burn fat. >> a very controlled environment. so for the rest of us in the real world. >> at about 9:00 at night i'd love a bag of peanut m&ms. >> in the lab people could only eat what they were given. real life there are potato chip
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temptations all day. also the researchers couldn't figure out which diet was easier to stick to, whether it was low carb or low fat. that's going to make the biggest difference. ultimately cutting calories in any way is the best diet. so it's about figuring out what you can stick with to get it done. >> we all know the answer. eat less and get your butt on the treadmill. i know it's easier said than done. >> it is much easier said than development it's still good research. >> i gotcha. thank you very much. your turn. >> my turn. dr. holly phillips, thank you. >> it does say kristine up there. is she or isn't she? a popular panda is puzzling her keepers about whether she is pregnant. we'll explore this mystery coming up next on "cbs this morning."
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♪ (vo) you can pass down a subaru forester. (dad) she's all yours. (vo) but you get to keep the memories. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. oh -- >> a couple and their dog was sailing off the washington coast when a pod of orcas appeared.
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one of the killer whales came to the boat and slapped its tail on the water. the dog named sailor usually barks at other animals, but he was in awe of the whale, wagging his tail. he had to be held back, as you see, by his owner from jumping in. i think he was trying to figure out, what is that in the water? >> never seen one of those before. >> it look like the orca wants to play, saying hello. >> i like it. that's for you, chris. chris loves those stories. the national zoo's panda cam is showing the bear at the heart of the maternal mystery. we told you about the growing speculation earlier this week. is plaza bear about to surprise the world with a brand new baby panda cub? chip reid is on panda patrol at the zoo. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, there is no solid proof that mei xiang is pregnant. if she is pregnant, it's not clear who the father is. it might be this guy. so far he's been mum about the possibility that there's a bun
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in the oven. this is how one of the national zoo's most beloved animals spends most of her time these days -- sleeping, curled occupy her right side. sometimes on her left or sprawled out on her stomach. it's also why zookeepers think mei xiang just might be pregnant. brandi smith is in charge of animal care at the zoo. >> other pandas we can always call them out with a fruit sickle or some honey. when mei xiang's in this mode, there's nothing we can do to get her to move. >> reporter: it's just don't bother me? >> exactly. >> reporter: all the time? >> yes. she's very much a pregnant female. >> reporter: that's the thing -- despite how she's acting, it's possible she's not pregnant because giant pandas often experience what's known as a false pregnancy. mei xiang of artificially inseminated twice in april. one of the potential fathers is in china, the other is tian tian, the panda that was chowing down in the background during
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our interview. mei spends almost all of her time inside in her den where she's building a nest with bamboo. another sign she could be getting ready to pop. she's had ultrasounds, but so far they're inconclusive. when will you actually know she's pregnant? >> mei xiang likes to keep us in suspense. as we get near the end of her pregnancy, she stops participating in the ultrasounds. she makes sure we can't see anything. and then we'll know if she's pregnant when she gives birth. >> reporter: that's right. we probably won't know she's pregnant until the moment this happens. that's mei giving birth two years ago to bau bau. cause for celebration because it followed five false pregnancies. for panda fans, the baby has been a star, millions watching her to grow up on the panda cam, learning to crawl. getting checkups and playing outside with the occasional adorable tumble.
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pandas are already the most popular animals at the zoo. >> we are panda crazy. >> reporter: all of you? >> yes, family affair. >> reporter: who here likes pandas? >> what's your friend's name? >> pandy. >> reporter: as the big day approaches, crowds are expected to get even larger. everyone including brandi smith is hoping for good news for mei xiang and this endangered species. >> i always believe 100% in my heart that mei xiang is pregnant and that we will have a healthy baby panda. >> reporter: usually it's hard to get a panda to stay where you want it to stay. tian tian has been really good. i think it's because they gave him so much bamboo, he didn't want to go anywhere else. by the way, if mei xiang is pregnant, the earliest she could give birth is later this month. it's more likely that it will be in early september. vinita? >> very cool, chip. thank you very much. i hope it's not another false alarm. >> me, too. exciting. two of hollywood's heavy
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hitters are in our toyota green room. rupert friend and zachary quinto. good morning. it's 8:25. i'm anne makovec. an overnight fired burns a building in chinatown forcing 20 people from home. the red cross is there to help. firefighters still watching for flare-ups. after more than 50 years the u.s. officially reopens its embassy in havana, cuba today. last month the cuban flag was raised over its embassy in dc marking an historic change in relations between the two countryings. ahead on "cbs this morning," cutting costs in the classroom from hand sanitizer to tissues. why some schools are asking parents to ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning, i'm liza battalones with your "kcbs traffic." the bay bridge toll plaza which at one point was "friday light" now delayed because an earlier accident we had on the bridge. it is now gone. but now traffic is backed up almost to the 880 overcrossing with those metering lights on cycling very slowly. meanwhile, the nimitz freeway northbound 880 is going to be crowded from 98th avenue in
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pockets approaching fifth avenue. the southbound ride doing okay leaving oakland bound for hayward. and if you plan on make the san mateo bridge commute, that is improving. only slow noun from midspan in pockets approaching foster city. that's your "kcbs traffic." here's roberta. it's amazing looking at your traffic cameras, i can see clouds hanging out in some areas and some clearing. like right here this is the transamerica building looking out at san francisco. we have that marine layer that's been pushing onshore. otherwise, clouds retreat today and we'll have sunshine from the beaches all the way into our inland areas. take a looking it temperatures. 57 in santa rosa to 67 degrees in livermore. later today, the warmup begins with the 70s at the beaches, to right around the 80s and 90s inland. 72 san francisco. 82 degrees in redwood city and san jose. 90 fairfield. low 90s towards discovery bay. triple digits on the weekend.
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♪ wake up and welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, school shopping list of 2015 is no longer just backpacks and notebooks and crayons. why some schools are asking parents to pick up the tab for classroom supplies like paper towels, toilet paper and trash bags. yikes. the stars of "hitman agent 47" are here. we'll learn what's ahead for fans of homeland and star trek. that's ahead. now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "usa today" reports on a harvard student who lost his facebook internship after pointing out a
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security flaw. he created an app that used data from facebook messenger to map out where messages were sent. this is what the map looked like. facebook demanded he take it down and withdrew its summer internship offer. they say it used the data in a way that violated its terms. >> i would think they would want to hire him for pointing that out. > >> "los angeles times" reports that 56% of people haven't taken a vacation in the last 12 months. 52% say they didn't take a break last year. only 16% have been on vacation in the last three months. this was so interesting. other surveys say people are afraid of being replaced and afraid of the backlog. >> all the extra work when you get back. i don't know. i'll take one. how about you, gayle? >> everyone can be replaced. that's what i know. a possible reboot of "the
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fresh prince of bel air." the tv sitcom gave will smith a big push towards stardom. it may not be the exact revival of the show that ran for six seasons. will smith would be the executive producer but not the star. the idea is still in the early stages of development. >> that was such a funny show. >> that's all they need to sell that show. the iconic video game "hitman" is the story of a genetically engineered assassin. >> he targets a corporation looking to build an army of trained killers. here is a preview. >> i'm here to stop him. i'm john smith. i know you don't have any reason to trust me. look at how he moves, look at his eyes and tell me i'm lying.
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>> the two stars, rupert friend and zachery quinto join us at the table. >> you guys should do the carlton for us. i saw you watching "the fresh prince of bel air." >> she's not kidding. >> thanks for joining us this morning, both of you. judging from that clip, who is the good guy and who is the bad guy? >> that's a good question. a very good question. it's one of those kind of -- >> it's part of the intreepg of the film in a lot of ways. my character, you certainly don't necessarily have a pulse on his intentions in the beginning. as you get into the world, you realize there's this blanket of nefarious energy over all of us i think in a lot of ways.
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>> there's still questions that linger throughout the whole film. >> big competition between the two of you. it goes back and forth. i watched the movie like this most of the time with my eyes covered. you, rupert are so chilling and so scary. is playing a bad guy more fun? both of you, is that a more fun character to play? >> i think all of it is fun. it's all sort of make believe. is completely little boy dream. you get to jump and roll about and be kind of the bad ass guy. i managed to persuade them to let me do 98% of the stunts. there's wire work and martial arts and a lot of reloading of multiple guns and things like that. >> how do you prep for that? how do you prep for something that's so physical? >> there's a lot of conditioning before we went to start shooting in berlin. and then when we were there, we really were working with each other and with the stunt team to get up to speed with the fights and to know where we were going
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to be and how to relate to the cameras and stuff. that's part of this kind of a film. but there was a lot of close range gunfire in the movie, often aimed at me. >> i think it was an equal opportunity distributor of who was going to get what. it's a video game. were you a big gamer? you asked to play video games before you did it, right? >> yes. i asked for them to be sent because i wanted to get inside the whole world. they're now making video games the same sort of way they make movies. they take actors and study the movement of people and it's pretty extraordinary. that was really helpful. >> the power of that industry is overwhelming, just the video game world. so to draw that fan base in and to expand on the narrative of this game that somebody provoked for so long was interesting. >> with this many actions scenes, accidents are bound to happen. were there a few? >> yes. in one of the fights with zach i
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managed to shoot myself in the head with a cartridge that was flying out of the gun at a million miles an hour which is red hot brass bouncing off the floor and cutting my head open. we had this crazy thing in singapore. no one has ever fired a gun in singapore before this movie except the police. after each shot a policeman or 16 policeman have to go and pick up the ejected shell. and if they don't find everyone, then you have to stop filming. >> there was this wednesday we were in this alley and we couldn't move on. >> all of us were on our hands and knees. >> in the gutter looking for shells. it was so strange. >> we're so used to seeing you as quinn and you as spock, digitally, you look night and day different. was that different for you both as well? i imagine that shaved head when you end filming still has some aftereffects? >> yes, still cold, yes. >> when you looked in the mirror and saw yourself -- i'm not
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kidding. you had such a steely glare. >> they keep saying that about the poster. this steely glare. >> very frightening. >> you looked mean. >> you had no emotion at all. >> and it's so opinion it /* /- opposite of who you are so i've been told. >> the movie of quinn versus spock. >> let's talk about "homeland." when it left off it was unclear, you may or may not survive as you go off on this very dangerous mission. and there's something between you and carrie that i'm hoping goes further. what would you like to share with us? >> i think that does quinn survive is very pertinent because i think survive has a lot of different interpretations, and whether that's mentally or physically, i think that would be a bit of a clue potentially. >> zachery, you're working on a new star trek project? >> we're in vancouver right now
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filming. >> can you do this? >> i can do that. >> didn't you have to practice? >> i did when i first got the job. >> with a rubber band -- >> i would drive around l. and and exercise my fingers to be able to do it. it was hilarious. we're in the middle of the third one now. it's just great. so great to be back with everybody. and we did the last two in l.a. to be in vancouver and all of us being away from home, it's kind of like a summer camp vibe. it's been really fun. >> and i like your accent, the fact that you can do an american accent so well. >> thank you. >> how do you do that? >> i think this guy maybe has a sequel. >> a sequel for sure coming the this movie for sure. i'm not giving anything away. >> thank you very much. when we come back -- let me tell you this "hitman agent 47" opens next friday, august 21 t.
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some new school supplies. many schools want students to bring more than just pencils and a backpack. printer paper and cleaning supplies are also making the list. jericka duncan shows us why parents have to help offset these costs. >> you would think items like tissues and trash bags would be provided in the classroom. with shrinking education budgets and growing requirements, schools are increasingly looking to families to fill in the gaps. >> what are you feeling right now as you get ready to go back into that back-to-school mode? >> it is a lot. it can be a bit much. >> reporter: shopping for school supplies has become an annual tradition for shakora wright. her sonic las starts fourth grade in a few weeks. >> they request happened sanitizer and lysol wipes. >> is it frustrating as a parent when you look at the list?
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>> i'm not frustrated over pencils. he needs pencils, folders, books, crayons, things that make sense. >> reporter: this year first graders at an elementary school in moody, alabama, are required to bring items including kleenex, hand soap, clorox wipes, baby wipes, paper towels, zip lock bags, trash bags and hand sanitizer. that's in addition to four boxes of crayons and one bottle of board cleaner. according to the national retail federation, spending on back-to-school supplies has grown on average 42% since 2005. parents pay an average of about $580 per year for a child in elementary school. >> what we saw in the last decade or especially the last five or six years are very large cuts to education budgets. and what schools have been doing is cutting back on everything they possibly can. someone has got the take care of that. >> it's not just parents. one study shows elementary and
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high school teachers spend an annual average of about $500 out-of-pocket on supplies. in a statement to "cbs this morning," the american federation of teachers say teachers have taken it upon themselves to do everything in their power to help their kids, including digging deep into their pockets for supplies. it's time that teachers get the tools they need. >> we are about 10,000 members. >> reporter: senior pastor at first bab baptist corinthian church. his ministry has run a backpack drive for four years. last year they gave out more than 500 filled with back-to-school materials. this year he says it may be closer to 1,000. >> i think when you think of the reality that there's so many children who are in need, that it does take a village. it also takes a community to make provisions for our children. >> groups like gofundme and donors choose are a few organizations rallying private donors to help with those
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classroom needs. >> very serious. >> it's become a norm since they were little. we've always had to bring in the extra cleanups and wipes and they say, if you can afford it, bring in the extra supplies. >> extra teachers. maybe volunteer. >> thank you so much. tomorrow on "cbs this morning saturday," we'll look at one of the hardest climbs on the planet. best-selling author jack krakower takes inside the journey of mount meru. that's tomorrow on one of the most u,,,,,,
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that does it for us. vinita will be here tomorrow with "cbs this morning saturday." in new york, you can see kristine weeknights on cbs 2. let's take a moment. three women of color, first time on cbs. i like it. for complete coverage of the historic day in cuba, there's a meeting.
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watch our 24-hour digital news network, cbs news. we'll leave with a look back at the week that was. have a great weekend. ladies and gentlemen, president of the united states, donald j. trump! >> the most polarized election since 1968 is not about issues. it's about tonality. >> the world is cracking up, and they are worried about my tone. >> we want to insult 53% of voters? >> wisdom is much more important than political experience. >> our characters will continue to be revealed. >> donald trump's campaign is kind of like a summer blockbuster movie. >> did i win? excuse me, jeb bush -- if you don't say yes -- good-bye. >> explosion with the power of 21 tons of tnt. >> police are trying to stop us from shooting. this is what it's like covering a story in china. [. >> police say the footage showed tyrone harris grabbing a stolen handgun and running toward police.
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>> debris has started to collect leaving this murky color. >> it pains me to no end to see this is happening. >> hillary clinton's private e-mail server in the hands of the fbi. >> to have a private server in your home? come on, man. >> the conflict over money erupted into a physical altercation. >> if you punch out a starting quarterback, you're done. that's the end of you. >> president obama called mr. carter to wish him a full and speedy recovery. the extent of his cancer is still unclear. >> impossible catch by frank gifford. what a play. >> identify with monday night football, frank gifford. >> the three were amazing. >> two michigan lawmakers accused of hiding their affair by creating a phony sex scandal. that is sick. ♪ >> get up and do it. stop with the whining. take care of yourself. get up and do it! >> she's right! >> stop the whining! >> i like when you tried to high five. she said, no, i fist bump. >> you remember when you kicked your leg that high?
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doctor. look at there guy. ♪ i'm sexy and i know it >> drinking sugary sodas is a recreational activity. >> maybe because she loves the word "moderation" and i don't. >> i always count on moderation, charlie says, "full passion in life." >> we're cheering for you, sasha. >> should we assume if a celebrity is talking about a product that they're getting paid? >> i can't wait to drive my lamborghini home. >> i got it. ♪ who runs the world >> the courtroom sketch sending the media into a frenzy. >> not making him look pretty enough to the world. >> a new era for "cbs this morning," women in color this charge. ♪ we shall overcome ♪ who runs the world girls ♪ >> the relationship is back to what it was, the best in the 20s. >> exactly. >> great story. >> isn't it great? >> i'm thinking of all the -- >> you know -- >> my god!
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love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. good morning. i'm anne makovec. around 20 people are homeless after a fire rips through an apartment building in oakland's chinatown. it started at 2:00 this morning and firefighters are still watching for flare-ups. >> with a hot, dry weekend ahead, firefighters have reason for concern about the "jerusalem fire" burning in lake and napa counties. they had been making significant progress though. it's now 50% contained. and a movie premiere prompts some concerns in the bay area. "straight outta compton" follows the rise of the hip-hop group nwa. it premiered in oakland last night. some feared that movie would insight violence. good morning, everyone. from our kpix 5 weather center, we're looking outdoors towards coit tower around we see that we still have that marine layer
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slow to clear. however, some areas are already sunny and bright and in the mid- 60s towards the tri-valley. 60 in san rafael. it's currently in the upper 50s in pacifica. later today, the coast will clear. we'll have sunshine from the beaches through the bay into the peninsula well inland. temperatures span from 71 in pacifica to 90 degrees in fairfield. mid-60s today in daly city. otherwise 93 degrees for the warmest locations inland. then check out your weekend as high pressure is in command. mid-60s daly city. triple digits in our inland areas. mid-70s pacifica and mid-80s around the rim of the bay. slightly cooler conditions monday through thursday. make it a great, everyone. before you go, liza battalones is in the house next. ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning, i'm liza battalones with your "kcbs traffic." the bay bridge toll plaza commute leaving oakland heading into san francisco the metering lights are still on. traffic is backed up from the 880 overcrossing. the earlier accident we had on the bridge has been cleared out. still delayed at the pay gates. meantime heading for the nimitz, northbound traffic still slow approaching 98th. that southbound drive has been fine still no major problems leaving oakland. the chp still reporting no major accidents on bay area roads. that westbound commute at the san mateo bridge that's fine approaching the toll plaza. just a brief delay approaching the span. have a great weekend.
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