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>> thank you for watching. >> thanks, everybody. enjoy your day. captions by: caption colorado good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, december 2nd, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." the united states escalates the ground war against isis. special operations forces will fight the terror group in iraq and syria. marco rubio and ted cruz surge in a new presidential poll, gaining ground on gop frontrunner donald trump. and has foul play caused the death of juneau's mayor? we're in alaska with the mystery. we begin with today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. >> are we winning, mr. sect? >> we will win. >> are we winning now?
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>> we are starting to win. >> president obama has ordered the deployment of 200 special ops forces to iraq. >> chicago's top cop, gary mccarthy, is fired amid the growing questions about the deadly shooting of a black teenager. >> a snow system moving over the central and northern plains. >> eugene parts of the country are getting pummeled with record-breaking amounts of snow. >> we live in south dakota. we better just get used to it. >> he's going too far and showing a lack of seriousness as being capable of being president. >> donald trump coming under renewed attacks. >> i was going to apologize. >> the faa says four laser strikes happened on aircraft over arizona. >> he's still tracking us with it. >> mark zuckerberg announced the birth of his baby girl and plans to give away 99% of his facebook spoke. >> a deer colliding with a
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police crewser, flips over the hood, and manages to run away. >> a utah police officer injured when he fell from a roof while chasing a suspect. >> all of that matters. >> tiger woods's status in 2016 very much in doubt. >> i've achieved a lot. i had a pretty good run. >> that's saying, i would like to cancel. >> mark zuckerberg celebrated the birth of his daughter with a pledge to give away 99% of his wealth. that's why his daughter's first words with, "that son of a [ bleep ]." >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." kristine johnson of our new york
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station wcbs is with us. norah o'donnell is on assignment. welcome. >> thank you. >> we're at war, the secretary of defense told congress, as he announced that ground forces will be sent to battle isis in syria and iraq. 200 special operations troops will launch from a base in iraq. >> charlie d'agata recently returned from iraq. he's outside britain's parliament in london where lawmakers will decide today whether to expand that country's air campaign. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that debate is already under way behind me. prime minister david cameron made clear where he stands on the issue, saying that anybody who votes against air strikes in syria is a terrorist sympathizer. and it all comes as the u.s. is about to dramatically step up efforts on the ground. if the vote goes through as expected, british tornado fighter jets like these will join the u.s.-led air campaign
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against isis targets in syria within days. but it is on the ground that the united states is about to take the fight to isis. the pentagon has announced that about 200 special operations forces will be deployed to the northern iraqi city of erbil. defense secretary ash carter told congress the new forces will help gather intelligence and hunt down isis leaders. >> it is an important capability because it takes advantage of what we're good at, and it puts everybody on notice. >> reporter: in a bid to save face and aimed at the iraqis themselves, iraq's prime minister abadi said his forces were capable of defeating isis without the help of foreign combat troops. secretary of state john kerry said the iraqis were fully briefed. >> we will continue to work very, very closely with our iraqi partners on exactly who would be deployed, where they would be deployed.
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>> reporter: the iraqi military appears poised to face a critical test. the take-back of the city of ramadi. tv announcements have warned civilians in ramadi to evacuate their homes immediately, while isis says it will kill anybody who tries. months of air strikes along with capable ground forces are having an impact on isis militants. but in an interview with czech television, syrian president bashar al assad said air strikes from the u.s. and its coalition allies were having an opposite effect. >> isis has expanded. >> reporter: in all likelihood the skies over syria are about to become even more crowded. they'll have a ten-hour debate here, then vote. it's widely expected the prime minister will get the go ahead to pull the trigger. >> charlie d'agata in london, thank you. the hunt for isis followers
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in america now extends to all 50 states. the george washington university program on extremism reports 56 suspects have been captured this year for alleged ties to isis. that is the highest number of terror arrests in this country in a single year since the 9/11 attacks. the fbi is investigating the most cases in new york and minnesota. >> reporter: of the 71 people charged so far with isis-related activities, most are men, and 25 years old or younger. and they come from an array of ethnic groups and socioeconomic and educational statuses. >> they're spread throughout the country. >> reporter: so there's no cookie-cutter i.d. of who these people are? >> it could not be more heterogeneous. >> reporter: that's a problem for law enforcement?
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>> profiling does not work. >> reporter: no case is more representative of that than the arrest of a mississippi couple in august after the fbi noticed their pro-isis twitter posts. over the last year, fbi director james comey has said repeatedly that his agents have their work cut out for them. >> there isn't a particular demographic. to location or age, the syrian travelers range from like 18 to 63. >> reporter: the report says the so-called isis-u.s. echo chamber include posts like this one. nearly one third of the tracked accounts are purportedly operated by women. a lot of what's said online is just talk. but the report concludes that at some point a subset of americans inside the domestic isis bubble will move from chatter to
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action. for "cbs this morning," jeff pegues in washington. >> isis will be a big topic when norah o'donnell sits down with president obama at the white house, which explains why she's not here now. we'll bring it to you tomorrow on cbs morning. the illinois attorney general this morning is asking the justice department to investigate the chicago police department. the city's police superintendent, gary mccarthy, was forced to resign tuesday following the realization lease cam video that shows a white officer shooting a black teenager. the superintendent was ousted just hours after saying he had no plans to leave. dean reynolds is live with more. dean, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. days ago, gary mccarthy seemed relatively secure in his job. but a rising tide of shooting,
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murders, and gang violence, together with a drop in public trust in the police, seems to have moved rahm emanuel's hand and forced him to make a decision to change. police superintendent gary mccarthy has been under pressure since protests followed the release of this dash cam video showing chicago police officers jason van dyke shooting 17-year-old laquan mcdonald 16 times last october. many, including local politicians, called for mccarthy to resign, and tuesday mayor emanuel followed through. >> he has become an issue rather than dealing with the issue. >> reporter: the mayor also announced the creation of a new police accountability task force. but a group of faith and community leaders demonstrating outside the mayor's office called for an independent police auditor instead. >> the mayor calling for a special task force is kind of like the fox watching the hen
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house. >> reporter: he machiemanuel fa criticism over the city's handling of the controversy. the city released the laquan mcdonald shooting video only when a judge ordered it made public. emanuel was concerned it could affect his reelection bid. emanuel argues that it would have compromised two ongoing investigations. now the mother of the victim is fighting to have another dash cam video released. a 25-year-old was shot and killed after officers say he pointed a gun at them. >> the dash cam video, which i'm not allowed to show you today, clearly shows he was not carrying a weapon, nor did he ever turn and point to anything. >> reporter: the attorney for johnson's mother says that dash cam video could be released by
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court order as early as december 10th. >> thank you, dean, very much, reporting from chicago. a new presidential poll this morning shows rivals marco rubio and ted cruz are making a run at donald trump. the billionaire still leads the gop race by a wide margin. rubio has now surged into second place with 17%. ted cruz jumped to 16%. and he's now tied with ben carson. nancy cordes is in washington with trump's new attacks on his rivals. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. trump's recent comments on muslims and a disabled reporter clearly have not hurt him, in fact he's up 3 points since last month. nearly half of his supporters say they have made up their minds, which is something else that separates him from the rest of the field. >> you want to know the truth, but i won't say it. >> reporter: at a nighttime rally in new hampshire, trump
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dismissed the rest of the gop pack and repeated his debunked claim that he saw thousands of muslims celebrating in new jersey on 9/11. >> i saw it and a lot of people saw it. >> reporter: as proof he cited a newspaper article as well as clips from mtv in 2001, none of which showed a large celebration. >> there has been no jubilee in the streets. >> reporter: jeb bush accused trump of saying things he knows aren't accurate for shock value. >> he's going too far and showing a lack of seriousness as being capable of being president. >> reporter: bush is stuck at 5% in the latest poll, while senators marco rubio and ted cruz are both up 3 points from last month. nonetheless, bush set his sights on democratic front runner hillary clinton and these comments she made to charlie rose about fighting isis.
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>> in terms of thousands of combat troops like some on the republican side are recommending, i think that should be a nonstarter. >> reporter: bush says everything should be on the table. >> this is a national security threat. if you start by creating preconditions for america's leadership, you're not going to have followers. it's plain and simple. >> reporter: the clinton campaign tells cbs news she does support sending in more special operations forces, just not tens of thousands of american troops. clinton is up 7 points in the latest quinnipiac poll and now leads bernie sanders among democratic voters by a margin of 2 to 1. >> nancy cordes, thank you. parts of the central u.s. this morning are preparing for more wintry weather from a deadly and powerful storm. heavy snow on monday and tuesday buried parts of the midwest. it caused accidents and created
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whiteout conditions in minnesota, nebraska and the dakotas. some of the hardest-hit areas saw close to a foot of snow. david begnaud is in sioux falls, south dakota, where people are digging out. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning from south dakota. the windchill makes it feel like 15 degrees. not just in the midwest where it's cold. the west coast, portland, oregon somewhere in the 30s today. but i've got to tell you, here in south dakota, it may not be winter, but it sure feels and looks a lot like it. through the blistering cold, plows cleared the mounting snow off the streets of sioux falls, south dakota. as more snow fell overnight, nearly a foot of it has blanketed the city since monday. for days this deadly storm has smacked the midwest. it dumped record amounts of snow and created whiteout conditions that turned roads into a slick, slippery mess.
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this 81-year-old shovels her landlord's driveway to help pay the rent during the winter. >> we live in south dakota so we better just get used to to it. i think we're going to have a lot of it. >> reporter: in the middle of the storm, postal worker donald shea delivered 2,000 pieces of mail. you moved from san diego to south dakota. am i wrong that san diego is better? >> way easier. >> reporter: the weather is to blame for more than 500 accidents. we rode with brian foote as he plowed interstate 90. >> you're driving on a really good road, then you suddenly come upon a patch of ice and go into a ditch or another vehicle or something. >> reporter: if you live out west and are headed to the east coast today or tomorrow, heads up. this system in the midwest is turning snow to rain as it heads to new york and up to maine. >> thanks, david. investigators in arizona this morning are trying to find
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suspects who hit four aircraft with lasers. a helicopter and three small planes were struck last night as they flew towards the deer valley airport in phoenix. two pilots reported the incident to air traffic control. >> it did seem to be a powerful one. it came straight in the cockpit once. >> it's behind us now. he's still tracking us with it. >> this fbi simulation shows how lasers can leave pilots temporarily blind. >> that's just wrong. an expensive birth announcement this morning for facebook's mark zuckerberg and his wife, priscilla chan. they say they will give $45 billion, that's with a "b," for charitable causes. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. the philanthropic pledge was written in a letter to their daughter maxima, born last week.
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zuckerberg and his wife say they're committed to eradicating disease and reducing poverty. >> having this child has made us think about all of the things that should be improved in the world for a whole generation. >> reporter: the birth of maxima chan zuckerberg prompted new parents mark and priscilla to write this letter. dear max, like all parents, we want you to grow up in a world better than ours today. our society has an obligation to invest now to improve the lives of all those college into this world. the couple plans to put 99% of their facebook shares over time into the chan/zuckerberg initiative. those publicly traded shares are currently worth about $45 billion. >> zuckerberg could issusher in new era of philanthropy. lots of people in silicon valley are getting very rich, very fast. >> reporter: zuckerberg's net worth is estimated at $46.8
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billion. years ago, zuckerberg signed a giving pledge in which billionaires agreed to donate the majority of their wealth to charity. >> we need to invest in programs to ensure that the future is going to be better than today. >> reporter: the chan/zuckerberg initiative was formed as an llc, a limited liability corporation, instead of a foundation, to give it more latitude to pursue its mission by funding nonprofit organizations, making private investments, and participating in policy debates. in 2010, they gave $100 million to the city of newark, new jersey for its public school system. but some educators and parent groups claimed the gift caused political havoc and resulted in a public backlash over teacher contracts and charter schools. last month on facebook zung zuckerberg said, we now
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understand why it can take years to make the changes required. zuckerberg says he does not plan to give away more than 1 billion a year for the next three years, and that he will retain his controlling interest in facebook for the foreseeable future. >> you know what's interesting about this is, i was at an event last night in which bono paid tribute at carnegie hall to bill and melinda gates. he's making a difference in the lives of people. >> yet if you read the comments on the internet, they're getting a mix of opinions. >> about facebook? >> yes. >> that's called haters. bravo to what they're doing and
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a flight attendant may face legal trouble an s-u-v and leading policea good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 7:26. here's what's happening. a man is in police custody after allegedly stealing an suv and then leading police on a chase through san jose. officers fired on that man after he tried to run them over with a car. he was caught inside the toys 'r us in the almaden square shopping center and arrested. search for a hollywood producer who is originally from oakley continues. eric kohler was last seen at his job in southern california last tuesday. his family is asking anyone who might have information to step forward. and ahead on "cbs this morning," they are one of the hottest gift items this holiday season but are whoever boards putting your kids at risk? stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,
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good morning. watch out for this accident in the pleasant hill area. northbound 242. this is near gregory lane an accident involving a couple of vehicles blocking at least one lane of traffic. traffic has already been slow from beyon 242. the entire length will be backed up from highway 4. bay bridge toll plaza crowded into the maze. roberta. good morning, everybody. our live hi-def doppler radar is actually picking up a renegade showers that's moving into the far reaches of the north bay. occidental reporting a couple of light rain showers and so is the santa rosa area. otherwise, that's the sun-up over the mount vaca area and currently we are in the 40s and 50s. later today we are talking about temperatures in the 60s. just about every reporting station fremont at 59. rain and wind for your thursday. friday will be dry.
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from 200 nations around the world. >> in paris to reach an agreement to stop global warming. >> the cup 21. the conference is said to address climate change and, even though there is controversy over what is causing climate change. the most recent theory is sea levels are rising due to the tears of everyone listening to the new adele album. >> trevor, take it back! i can't get enough of that album. >> me either. >> how does it say controversy? >> no controversy. >> >> "25" is a great album. welcome back to "cbs this morning." new evidence raises more questions of the death of
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juneau's classic mayor who was found dead in his own home this week. we are ahead with how investigators cannot rule out foul play. are
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determined a cause of death as of yet and their police investigation continues. police arrived at juneau mayor's greg fisk's home monday afternoon after receiving a 911 call from his son and found the body of the 70-year-old inside the front room of the house with injuries that reply say could be characterized as signs of trauma. >> i really, really love this town. i think it's a very special place. >> reporter: fisk's death comes less than two months after he defeated the city's incumbent mayor in a landslide. as word of fisk's death spread on monday, so did rumors that he may have been assaulted. >> juneau is a small town, about 33,000 people here, and there are no inroads in or out of the city when gossip starts spreading. it's easy for things to spread
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quickly. >> reporter: bob king was a longtime friend and neighbor of the mayor. >> there was a recent, you know, murder here in town that had people on edge. when you have an death like this, people do get nervous and the like. and these questions come up. >> reporter: in a statement, juneau police called the assault claims speculation, and said an autopsy would be performed to determine the cause of death. they also tell cbs news there was no forced entry, no gunshot wound, no suspicion of suicide, and nothing to indicate drugs or drug use were involved. >> i do think it's unlikely, however, that foul play was involved, just because he was a very popular guy, he was an outgoing person and the fact he won the election by a wide margin. >> reporter: fisk lived alone and was discovered by his son ian who was checking on his father after the mayor missed several meetings on monday. in a statement, ian thanked the
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juneau community for its sport and also denied suggestions of foul play saying, at this time, we have no reason to speculate as to the s home that lead up to his office. >> very sad story. thank you, mireya villarreal in juneau. an american airlines worker joanne snow is accused of meltdown. snow is in jail waiting for her next court appearance. chrkris van cleave is in washington. >> reporter: since being arrested, we learned snow has been committed to two medical centers and now she is facing serious charges in what can best
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be described as a very bizarre episode in the skies. the americanairlines flight attendant was led out of a charlotte courthouse in handcuffs yesterday after a two-day airborne tirade where she reportedly called herself crazy and a train wreck. joanne snow seen here in her booking photo was acting strangely even before takeoff according to our felly fligow f attendants. they claim she faced one in the face and the air marshal on board said i tried to calm her but was unable to. the force of this action moved me back. flight attendants told the air marshal they asked americanairlines to remove her from the plane last week but that didn't happen. on the return flight the next day, with the same crew, the air marshal wrote, snow appeared to be mentally unstable this entire flight as well.
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court documents claim she became agitated and upset and began screaming, the air marshals are going to get me! when she tried to bypass customs after landing in charlotte, they did. snow was handcuffed and brought to an interview room where, according to the affidavit, she kicked an air marshal repeatedly. american airlines statement said we are absolutely investigating what happened in this incident and want to try to prevent issues in the future. the erratic behavior continued during yesterday's hearing where she appeared agitated telling the judge she had hired a leading prosecutor in new hampshire to defend her. she added, he's a republican. snow will be in court on frida., intv interfering with a flight crew could be up to 15 years in jail. critics say hoverboards are knocking safety off balance. the issues with this
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>> is that on your list, charlie? >> i want to do that. >> i don't want you to do that, dear. >> i want to be advised what the dangers are. >> probably a few. then can you talk to former governor bush about that. >> he is a dare devil. he likes that stuff. speaking of dare devils. how about this? hoverboards are on a lot of christmas lists this morning. ebay sold one every 12 seconds on cybermonday but safety issues are rising nearly as fast as those sales figures. troubles range from injuries to fires. michelle miller is here now with a closer look at the new concerns. >> reporter: good morning. this is a hoverboard and there are many different brands ranging in price from a few hundred dollars to nearly $2,000. in new york, they are illegal on public streets and sidewalks. still, they are sure to be big sellers across the country and are, in turn, getting more scrutiny. ♪ >> reporter: love them or hate them. ♪
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>> reporter: hoverboards are no longer a thing of the future. celebrities like kendall jenner and justin bieber have helped make hoverboards this year's must-have gift. but the seemingly easy ride can be anything but. concerns are growing over ride-related injuries. from falling off at high speeds. >> what is going on, dude? >> reporter: to the board, itself, allegedly exploding in flames. a fire that burned this house allegedly started after the owner plugged in their days old device purchased online. >> it was like a firework. you just lit a firework. i seen sparks just flying and before i could yell, the house is on fire! it just poofed into flames. >> i got the hang of it. this is a franchise owner of iomoonwalkers a retailer of
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high-end hoverboards that sell for nearly $1600. he says a lot of are cheaply meat counterfeit and desperate consumers are bringing them in looking for answers. >> they bought a board that stopped working and broke in half and we decided to open it and check out what is wrong with it. basically, duct tape on wiring and screws were missing and it was toshl. >> reporter: eight reports have been received of emergency room visits related to hoverboards. none from fires. but the hoverboards are an unregulated product, according to sean cain with the safety institute, meaning no national standards for all of the different brands sold to consumers. >> what is the difference? what are the design practices? what is the standards? what is the testing being done? the answer is nobody knows because there aren't any requirements that they have to meet. >> reporter: safety experts emphasize that hoverboards are
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not toys and can move at speeds where you can sustain serious injuries if you fall. they encourage people to wear helmets, knee pads and elbow pads like you would if you were riding a bike or skateboard. >> and work on your accuracy. >> this is a personal device. that ranges from something like this to a wheelchair to a seg ue. >> what did you think when you were on it? >> once you get the hang of it it is like riding a bike. it's all about balance. the problem is getting off! >> i love it. >> they are fancy and they have lights and you can get bluetooth and you can play justin bieber. >> i'll just watch. >> be careful. read the manual. make sure that your hoverboard is patented.
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talk about the use of body cameras. among the issues: whether officers can review foot good morning. it's 7:56. today the san francisco police commission will talk about the use of body cameras. among the issues, whether officers can review footage that's being used in use of force investigations. tonight pg&e is hosting an open house on its plan to remove more than 300 trees in palo alto for first responder access. the meeting is at 7:00 at the mitchell park community center. >> and coming up going green and saving money. "cbs this morning" takes the drive where an electric car really pays off. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,
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good morning. the bay bridge toll plaza commute is improving only slow from the foot of the maze. the metering lights are on. once on the bridge sluggish traffic in pocketsacross the span into the city. be prepared for slow traffic on both southbound 280 and southbound 101 leaving the city heading towards the peninsula. meantime, westbound 92 very heavy traffic all the way across the span with delays at the san mateo bridge toll plaza. meantime, the richmond bridge is heavy across the span. roberta. have you ever heard of a renegade shower? well, let me show you what it is. this is our live hi-def doppler radar. it's picking up very light rain. it's more ominous than what it is. and this is all in a advancement of the cold front that will bring us rain and wind tomorrow. but it just kind of like broke off and raced ahead of the system. so mostly cloudy skies across the bay area today. the winds out of the south five to 15 and therefore it's milder out the door in the 40s and 50s. rain thursday and windy. ,,,,,, i am totally blind.
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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, december 2, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news this morning including the ceo of monsanto in studio 57, he says while we need genetically altered food to meet our world food needs. and a drop in public trust seems to have moved rahm emanuel and forced him to make a decision to change. >> and a comment about muslims clearly have not hurt him.
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temperatures are freezing at a degrees. mark zuckerberg introduced his new baby on facebook. they are illegal on pub lek streets and sidewalks but they're sure to be big sellers and they are in turn getting more scrutiny. >> it seems like a good thing to give to the fight against aids. >> one lucky winner will get this map and have me slap them on the butt and tell them they did a good job. whether they did or not. a i'm charlie rose with gayle king and christine johnson of our sister station wcbs. the united states is intensifying the fight against isis, the pentagon plans to spend about 200 special
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operations troops into battle. the forces will launch raids against isis in iraq and syria. >> officials say that their base inside iraq will make more frequent raids. they will try to capture members of the group for questioning. there's been two american assaults against isis, both times the troops were sent in time for the raid and then sent home. syrian president bashar al assad was asked on tuesday when he thinks the war in syria will end. >> when those countries that i mentioned, france, uk, u.s., saudi arabia, qatar and some others stop supporting those terrorists. the other day the situation will be better and in a few months you will have full peace in syria, definitely.
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i told you a few months. of course definitely otherwise we wouldn't have fight. >> and you can bet isis will be a big topic when norah o'donnell interviews president obama at the white house, it is his first interview since returning from the climate talks in paris. we'll bring it to you tomorrow on "cbs this morning." a new poll shows donald trump still ahead of the other republican presidential hopeful but marco rubio and ted cruz are moving up. it shows trump gaining support since last month. that's following a comment about muslims and a fight with a reporter. carson has lost ground while rubio and cruz are gaining on trump. >> last night donald trump repeated his claims that he saw thousands of muslims in new jersey celebrating the september 11th attacks. >> you notice what happened, a
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lot of people are saying that did take place. i wasn't going to apologize. >> donald trump continues to use coverage of 9/11 and none of them show such a celebration. in paris cars and trucks produced 1/5 of all air pollution in the u.s. in norway the government introduced a series of incentives, they make what is good for the planet good for the consumer. mark is back in london with more of the series, the climate diaries. >> reporter: good morning, what if you could buy a car that produced zero emissions and the fuel, the park and the driving is basically free. it's norway, the electric car capital of the world, it's not too good to be true, it just takes the will and the money. take a look around the streets
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of oslo. look closer. a lot of these cars have plates that start with the letter e for electric. in norway now, a quarter of all cars are electric. 70% of those are pure plug ins not hybrids. that's not just because the norwegians are environmentally special people, because here it pays to go electric. in fact you would be crazy not to. ask lee palveerson. >> it's free. >> reporter: it's hard to get a car for free. >> owning the car will be free because of some huge government assistance. he will pay no sales tox tax on it. 25%. then he'll pay no registration fee to put it on the road. and funding is up for curbside
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government plug ins. 100 to 150 miles per charge becomes almost a nonissue. and once on the road, all tolls are free, as are ferry and bridge charges and a meter free board. there's another benefit, in her car she can drive in the bus and and traffic lanes. >> i can drive anywhere i want in the bus lanes. >> reporter: anita barely gives a thought to all those poor suckers in their gas guzzlers stuck in traffic. >> i feel good because i'm not polluting. >> reporter: and anita, when she plugs in at home, her power comes from solar panels
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installed on her roof, more free power. and if you're put off by that old idea that electric cars are like a golf cart, not the vroom, vroom school of driving. take a look at this tesla. >> the power of this care is amazing. and i can't afford to buy a pet petro car with this performance. >> reporter: the power behind this car has become an electric storm. because of the driving privileges, and driving the car feels like a regular car. the government is looking for ways to put the brakes on it. >> lars is the deputy minister of the environment. >> of course the benefits has to be profound. >> reporter: is that what you're anticipating, 45%, 50% electric?
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>> we have to go up to 100%. our target is actually that. >> reporter: getting to 100% may still be a dream, but the norf r norwegian experience. almost all of the electric power in norway comes from clean, renewable hydro, some places have the will, to the money and all the luck. >> mark phillips in london, mark's series will continue from london, he'll tell us how free power is coming from under the waves. this morning cbs is remembering an accomplished producer and colleague. he died after a long battle with colon cancer. he was 66.
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he reported on terrorism, the middle east and the chernobyl nuclear disaster. he became the first african-american bureau chief for cbs news. he led the left hand bureau. he contributed more than 100 sto story on special olympics. on 60 minutes overtime, he related his favor story, a visit to tibetan monasteries. >> his reporting were so unusual. there's some of the most interestinging places i have ever been. to be able to come back with a story and show it to people, what's not cool about that? >> in a statement, 6 0 minutes
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executives call ratliff an essential part of our lives, our broadcast and our entire news organization, we will miss him very much. >> he really loved his job. he was very well loved and respected here. >> a great gentlemen with a huge heart. >> he says what's better than that. i think about that all the time. >> and the kinds of stories people choose for 60 minutes, says something about their own humanness and their selves. >> absolutely. covering tough topics, journalists took on the roman catholic church and exposed ills darkest secrets. mark ruffalo from spotlight is here in studio 57, along,,
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♪ a recent survey shows the average worker, listen to this, spends about six hours a day checking email. ails! one of the most e-mailed stories this week on "the new york times" website is called "addicted to distraction." the author, tony schwartz, says too much internet is making it hard for us to focus! the web, in his words, has arguably replaced work, itself, as our most socially sanctioned addiction. he is founder and ceo of the energy project and he joins us here at the table this morning. welcome. >> thank you very much. >> so how exactly is the internet interfering with our attention span? >> you get good at whatever you do frequently or better at and if what you're constantly doing is interrupting yourself and checking and you get accustomed and has bit waited to is
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interrupting yourself and that is happening. internet isn't going away and a lot of value in it. the problem is anything even a virtue overused eventually becomes a liability and when you lose control of your own attention, when you feel pulled into the world of all that is available on the internet, it begins to have some pretty insidious impacted on your brain. >> i was surprised there was an issue for you considering what you do. you start the article saying you're reading a book and kept reading the same paragraph over and over again. how do you know, a, it wasn't a good book, and how does that mean you have a distraction problem. >> i love books and even bad books, historically, have drawn me in! i don't remember what book i wasn't reading but i know reading is something i can do relevant easily. it is surprising it happened to me because i'm a lifelong reader. even as i read, i had that hunger. all three of you have your
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smartphone sitting here right in front of you. >> yes. >> when you go to break, your instinct is to go for it immediately and what we don't realize is that that is taking a toll on our ability both to hold memories, to retain memories, retain information over time, and it's also making us more and more distractible, because it's what we are doing all the time. >> do neuroscientist confirm this? >> yes. there is really comfortable evidence the working memory, we know, is very, very limited. the stuff that comes into your brain immediately, there is only a limited amount you can hold in there and it's not held there for very long. if it doesn't transfer down deeper into the campus, i'm talking neurologically, if it doesn't transfer deeply it won't be retained and we have reached a limit where that memory can be withhole. powering water from a faucet
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into a full cup of water it's getting spilled out. >> you say multitasking we should stop doing it. no difference from a 50-year-old brain and 13-year-old brain. >> a 13 said, you don't get it, mom or dad, i do it differently than you do! doesn't realize all they do is shift tasks more quickly than you do, but while they are doing one task, they are not doing another! the result is, the brain is incapable of doing two cognitive tasks at the same time, that you are more -- you get more depth and you get more value from doing one thing at a time sequentially rather than multiple things at the time switching back and forth between them. >> that is a problem. what is the cure? >> i found three or four things, after spending a month this summer testing myself. >> we have time for two. >> testing myself by staying off the internet. right. number one, take certain periods during the day where you're not online. turn it off for selected periods. don't assume that you can resist it if you're hearing the ping. number two, take an occasional
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>> the ceo of mon santo is in lawmakers and the d-a office at odds about a proposal foa new jail in the city. the n l cost nearly a good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. in the headlines, the san francisco lawmakers and the d.a.'s office are at odds about a proposal for a new jail in the city. the new facility will cost nearly a quarter billion dollars. and a san francisco police officer dubbed the hot cop of the castro is due in court tomorrow. christopher kohrs is accused of leaving the scene after hitting two pedestrians in north beach early sunday morning. ahead on "cbs this morning," genetically modified food has been a part of our diet for decades. the ceo of one of the world's largest gmo companies joins that conversation. that's coming up next along with traffic and weather so stay right there. ,,,,,,,
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and zero first months payment on a new jetta good morning. liza battalones here with your "kcbs traffic." we do have slow traffic on our bridges. but the good news, no major accidents right now on bay area roads. bay bridge toll plaza stacked up just from the foot of the maze. once you're on the bridge sluggish traffic on and off into san francisco with the metering lights on. northbound 880 very slow right now approaching and passing high street heading towards the bay bridge turnoff. meantime, for the san mateo bridge, we haven't had any major problems for the span, just a lot folks making that westbound compute with delays at the toll plaza. and that stays heavy all the
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way across the bridge to 101 in the peninsula with a 29-minute drive time there. heading for the richmond/san rafael bridge slow traffic at the pay gates. that westbound drive is going to be slow all the way across the span into marin county. south 101 very heavy novato to san rafael. >> it's live our hi-def doppler radar. we are picking up a renegade shower a banished shower in advancements of tomorrow's cold front so like broke off and sped up and raced into the north bay and, in fact, santa rosa has been getting light rain. it looks ominous but the radar is overplaying it. it's very light precipitation ending in santa rosa within the next 8 minutes. this is the scene looking out from mount vaca where we have mostly cloudy skies and that's the case today. it will be cloudy but it is mild. our temperatures are in the 40s and 50s. we'll feel the difference heading out the door later everybody in the 60s except fremont 59. winds pick up tonight. rain and winds tomorrow.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead in the next half hour, the heated debate over genetically modified food. the ceo of monsanto is here in studio 57 today, hugh grant will talk about the future of our food supply and why his company is against labeling geo products. mark ruffalo in a knew movie about how a new newspaper uncovered boston catholic church abuse scandal. the actor and his real life role model will join us in studio 57 ahead. time to show you this morning's headlines. the "los angeles times" looks at new 360-degree videos from google's cultural institute
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and show ballet and opera and orchestra performances. you can sit with the philadelphia orchestra playing in the hall of the mountain king. another in the center of the ballet. clear, loud, bright! >> very cool! >> very nice! >> especially for people who can't go, you know? >> put you right there. >> absolutely. new york's daily news says jerry seinfeld will perform one show a month in manhattan. it starts off january 27th. he said it was inspired by billy joel's month performances at madison square garden. he told a joke, he said years ago i bought billy joel's house so now i'm going to copy his career. i want to see that show. >> me too. >> funny show. >> i'm sure the tickets are flying. the philadelphia inquirer said the sixers lost 28 in a row going back to last season but
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they beat the lakers last night. the sold-out crowd also saw the lakers kobe bryant play in his hometown for the last time. bryant says he'll retire after this season. fda ruling proofing the sale of genetically modified salmon has recharged the debate over the future of our food. critics call the modified salmon franken fish but genetically modified organisms have been part of our diet for years and most of them is corn, soy, and other products with added organicisms to increase their resistance from disease. the grocery manufactured association says 80% of the processed food in the u.s. is genetically modified and most of it is not label. >> monsanto is one of the largest producer of genetically modified seed. critics say it should be more transparent.
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monsantos ceo is at the table with us. pleased to have you. >> thanks for having me. >> you know the concern for this. polls show people and citizens across the country are concerned. for those who see that concern or express that concern, how do you prove them otherwise and what is it exactly that you believe? >> well, we are, as you know, we are an agricultural company and we sell seeds to farmers to make harvest and those harvest end up on plates around the world. genetically modified organicisms, next year is the 20th anniversary. billions of acres and trill i don't know those of portions of food and probably the most studied food production in history. i feel confident about the safety but, as you say, because of this, you know, the continued concern, we probably should do a better job and dialogue. >> you mean more transparency?
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more conversation? more what? >> i think more conversation. i think part of the challenge, there is such misinformation on where food comes from. >> what is the misinformation? >> people between what arrives on a plate and what farmers do to -- so far, 2% of the country feeds 98%. so i think for companies like mine, we have got our work cut out in explaining what agriculture is and where food comes from. >> are you in favor of mandatory labeling? >> i'm in favor of some federal standards, so i'm -- i think a broad umbrella in labeling that is based on science, and based on facts. and i welcome -- my concern, charlie, is that a lot of the labeling debate so far is
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organic. if you look today at the organic food standard, i would be -- i'd be in favor of. >> to charlie's point about transparen transparency, your company spent over $4 million to defeat a balloting in two states. if you're for transparency, why spend so much money to make sure it doesn't happen? >> a deep concern we end up with a patch work quilt of state-by-state regulations where you end up in a place where you can't move a can of soup from one state to the other. you talk to the food manufacturer -- we have a seed company. when you talk to the food manufacturers, the concern is how do you move food between states? so if you fast forward, we have been at this for 20 years. you think forward and think of the food security and challenges of climate change, these are
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tools we have to have in our backet pocket. i'm concerned if you build a patchwork state-by-state regulation we are never going to move forward sxnts consumer pays $400 to $500 more a year in their grocery bills because you get state-by-state regulation. i like the idea something that covers the country. >> isn't it in your interest to get out in front of this? >> yeah. that's why i'm talking to you here today. >> but you've got chain restaurants like mcdonald and 'cha chipotle. what do they douknow? >> the real change the last couple of years i said we are a seed company. the restaurants are so far down the chain from us. i think more and more, this is all interconnected, so we have been spending more time talking to the food companies and more time talking to the consumers because i think when you -- when you think of 2.5 billion -- in our planet and the next 40
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years, we are going to need every tool in the box to satisfy us. >> i'm curious. i know your company deals primarily with seeds. will you try the geneticive modified salmon when it's out on the market? >> absolutely. >> you have no problem with that? >> no. i look forward to trying the salmon. it's not one of our products but, as i said, we going to need all of these elements for our kids and our grandkids. >> quickly. we want to talk about roundup. it's been approved in america by the epa, something that your company manufactures. but many studies have looked at where it's funded or conducted by your company that this chemical may actually, could cause cancer. a chemical that is in this seed. is there any sort of response to that? are we, in fact, poisoning our crops by using this roundup chemical? >> not at all. farmers depend on this and it's an important tool in the fight
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against weeds. every spring when they plant a crop, the weeds are there. they are there every spring. they need all the help they can get to combat those weeds. i feel very good about the safety of the product. it's been studied extensively for more than 40 years. if you think to the future, and how we -- there is two challenges. how do we feed the hungry world and how do we feed 9.5 billion people? number one. number two, simultaneously, how do we fight climate change? we need all of these tools and these products to help combat -- >> you promised to go carbon neutral in crop production? >> we made the announcement yesterday we will be carbon neutral in six short years. for our entire footprints, we will be in a position where we -- what we emit will be covered by what we consume. >> no one realistically is expecting you to think your product wasn't safe but can you
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♪ oscar buzz is strong this morning for spotlight. the movie shares the true story of reporters investigating the catholic church sex abuse scandal. th cardinal bernard law. >> if we don't rush to print, somebody else is going to find these letters and butcher the story. joe was at the frig'ing cho courthouse. >> bear told us to get the system. we need the full scope. that's the only thing that will put an end to this. >> lethen take it to ben and le him decide. >> we will take it to ben when i say it's time. >> it's time! they knew and they let it happen!
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two kids! okay? it could have been you. it could be me or any of us! we got to nail these scumbags and we got to show people that nobody can get away with this, not a priest or a cardinal or a friggin' pope! >> gosh. that movie was so good. two-time academy award nominee mark ruffalo plays rezendes who is also at the table. you got the script on friday and you read it and said, instantly, i'm in. you get word, mike, he is going to play you. why did you want to do it? you read it and thought was? >> i tread and thought this story had to be told. it was the right time to tell it. and that it had -- it had a particular reach at the time when "the boston globe" told the story, but -- but we could take it a little bit further in the
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culture by making a movie of it. and it just felt so honest and it left out the salacious part of the story and went directly to the investigation. so you're allowed to enter this world and look at this very hard story in a dispassionate way. so by the end of it, you get a real moral certitude where you end up. >> reporter: when you shadowed him, what did you find out about reporting and about him? >> i found out that a great reporter dedicates his life to his work and that is what i found out about mike rezendes. >> what was it like him shadowing you? >> turn the table. >> it was turning the table. mark came right into my living room. i had never met him before.
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without anything in the way of introduction, he sits down and opens a notebook and pulls out a pen and turns on his iphone and starts asking me questions. they were kind of personal questions. i thought, wow! this is pretty comfortable. then i thought about how many times i had done that to other people and i started to relax into it and ultimately, we had a great conversation. >> you lived through this yourself. >> yes. >> you have a firsthand account. when you saw the movie, were you pleased with how real it was? >> yeah. i think the movie is incredibly authentic and i think it captures the substance and spirit of what we did just incredibly well. i'm very pleased with it. i love the message that it gives about investigative reporting. i love the message it gives about clergy sex abuse. >> i was going to say two stories here. one is a story about reporting and two a story about how something like this could go on to long? >> i like how it keeps public attention on this which is still
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really important. >> meaning the church has not done anything or hasn't done enough? >> i think the church has taken several meaningful steps. i think most survivors will tell you the church has not done enough and more to be done. absolutely. >> to appreciate what hurt the damage and the damage has been done to the virgin islanindivid? >> that's right. >> a line in the movie said with one of the survivors how do you say no to god? what these priests meant to us and to our families. mark, could you talk about that for a minute, about how powerful it was and the affect it had on these families? >> yeah. what -- coming from a catholic background, what you have to remember is that a priest is literally the direct -- the direct lineage from god to the community. and so nobody expects there to be a predator there. nobody expects there to be, like, a direct active evil. and that's probably one of the more horrific aspects of the
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story, because you're destroying -- and we talk did it in the movie -- you're destroying someone's faith. >> because they think it's coming from god almost? >> of course! it's a direct manifestation of god. if you're a catholic, the priest is a direct manifestation of god. they are almost infallible. >> the victims are coming from affluent communities. for somebody to pay attention to them like that, of course, they are drawn into it. >> the predators, they looked on the margins. they were like a wolf waiting for a lame sheep. they looked for children who didn't have father figures, who were vulnerable who they knew would not speak out. the reason that it's boys are predominantly the ones molested not a preference from boyses but boys are most easily victimized. they don't speak out. they are ashamed. and that is why -- these guys
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are predators and they fit in m.o. they were predators. >> did it change how you felt about your religion, mike, when you were reporting the story and working on? >> even though i was a lapsed catholic at the time, i still considered myself a catholic and i still identified catholic. and it did change how i felt about the church, no question about it. just the wall of secrecy and the lies about these terrible things that had taken place, it did affect me, of course. >> thank you both. i wish we had more time. >> oh, yeah. >> such a fantastic movie "spotlight" is in theaters right now. you're watching "cbs this morning." we will be right back.,,,,,,,,,,
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today san francisco su it is 8:55 on your wednesday. i'm frank mallicoat. here are the headlines around the bay. today, san francisco supervisors will debate whether to build a new jail. opponents of the plan say existing jails are half empty because the city programs the focus on alternatives to incarceration. also in san francisco today the police commission will talk about the use of body cameras. among the issues whether officers can review footage that's being used in use of force investigations. and today a man will be arraigned for the alleged stabbing of his girlfriend in san mateo. a s.w.a.t. raid on monday captured 22-year- old anthony kirincic at the home of a relative in redwood city. time for weather. here's roberta. >> hey, frank, you hang christmas lights? >> only for a price. >> okay. i'll pay ya! [ laughter ] >> good morning, as you head
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out the door, you're going to notice a difference. it's not as cold. gray slate at mount diablo. in the north bay we have a band of renegade showers running in advancements of tomorrow's cold front. it's actually very light precipitation in some places even some virga but nonetheless it's there and we have cloudy skies today a bit of a breeze out of the south 5 to 15 miles per hour. look at the numbers. we're in the 40s and 50s and today, everybody just about in the 60s except fremont at 59 degrees. our winds will turn southerly tonight 10 to 20 miles per hour so getting a little bit breezy. windy and rainy on thursday. clearing out by your friday. a look at the morning commute with liza battalones in the house up next. i am totally blind.
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and sometimes i struggle to sleep at night, and stay awake during the day. this is called non-24. learn more by calling 844-824-2424. or visit stores good morning. lows. good morning, liza battalones here with your "kcbs traffic." traffic slow from the foot of the maze with those metering lights on. meantime if you plan on catching bart to the oakland airport, there is no service at this hour getting to the airport because of mechanical issues. bart is offering ac transit bus service instead to get to the oakland airport. ,,,,,,,,
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- go big or go home. wayne: you've got the big deal. but you know what i'm good at? giving stuff away. jonathan: it's a new living room. you won zonk bobbleheads. - that has to be the biggest deal of forever. jonathan: it's time for "let's make a deal". now here's tv's big dealer, wayne brady! wayne: hey, america. welcome to "let's make a deal." what's going on? i'm wayne brady. thank you so much for tuning in. one person-- let's make a deal, shall we? shall we make a deal? let's see. with the red hair right there. pink, red, tutu, you, all that. come here. whatever you are. hey. sierra. - yes. wayne: nice to meet you, sierra.


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