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more rain monday. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, december 16th, 2015. ed with to "cbs this morning." republican hopefuls attack each other about how to keep america safe. only on "cbs this morning," governor chris christie joins us. los angeles schools reopen this morning after a terror hoax shuts them down. hundreds of women sue over celebrity endorsed hair products they say caused their hair to fall out,s y yowza. marco knows what he's saying
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isn't true. >> this is what it's like to be on the floor of the united states senate. >> the gop battles on the debate stage. >> am i talking or are you talking? >> i'm talking. >> he campaigned promising to lead. >> we're going to get to you on this. >> if i'm elected, we will build a wall that works and i'll get donald trump to pay for it. >> a boeing 737 rolled off a runway to nashville. >> the next thing you know, we're off the road. >> students will be back in l.a. following a threat of guns and bombs that shut down the entire district. >> this is not a credible threat. >> a powerful storm is spreading wintry conditions across the country. >> parts of colorado saw as many as 2 feet of snow. as many as 500 flights cancelled. >> where are you headed? >> costa rica. >> are you still headed there? >> no. >> defense secretary carter has
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arrived in baghdad. >> a water crisis has led to a state of emergency in flint, michigan. hundreds of kids in the town could have lead poisoning. >> all that. >> up to their antics again with new moves. >> i love it. >> all of that matters. >> this comes courtesy of a cbs affiliate in rochester, minnesota. >> this is live tv, that's the robber that just went by. so i've got to go here and call 911. >> that's how "fargo" season 3 starts. >> look, i don't do that. >> i will dedicate my performance to you. >> i don't want a credit. >> what do you mean, memory? i'm right [ bleep ] here. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places.
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welcome to "cbs this morning." terrorism and national security adopted the final republican debate of 2015. big name presidential candidates criticized and occasional mocked each other. >> jeb bush was very aggressive toward donald trump and the frontrunner gave it right back. major garrett is at the venetian hotel in las vegas. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the debate was an instant time capsule, a prime time event in which the specter of terrorism overshadowed every other topic. the leading voices in the opposition party clashed over the details, to be sure. but in the end they offered an anxious nation a promise, one that could be distilled into one word or phrase. >> we will keep america safe. >> safe. >> safe. >> safety. >> we're talking about security.
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>> reporter: the competition to be tougher on national security never ended. and jeb bush, running in low single digits, forced his way back into the conversation by repeatedly challenging donald trump. >> this is a tough business, to run for president. >> i know, you're a tough guy, jeb. >> you're never going to be president of the united states by insulting your way to the presidency. >> let's see, i'm at 42, you're at 3. >> doesn't matter. >> reporter: cruz accused rubio of supporting a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, branding it amnesty. >> does ted cruz rule out legalizing people who are in this country illegally now? do you rule it out? >> i have never supported legalization and i do not intend to support legalization. >> reporter: calling the senators' fights irrelevant, chris christie said his experience as a post-9/11 district attorney and then new jersey governor makes him best
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prepared to be commander in chief. >> this is what it's like on the for an of the u.s. senate, endless debates about angels on the head of a pin and never having to make a decision. >> i think when people discover that he wants to get riveted first amendment to the constitution, they might scratch their head and say, oh, my god. >> reporter: we asked trump what he valued more, security or the bill of rights. >> i have always come down on the side of security. >> reporter: even if it means doing something to encroach on the bill of rights? >> i hate it, i hate the concept of it. but we're dealing with some very, very bad dudes. >> reporter: trump also ended speculation about a possible third party nomination if he doesn't win the republican nomination. >> i am very committed to the
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republican party. >> reporter: trump advisors told us he would be clear for weeks that he would run as a republican and not as a third party candidate. he made the commitment after reviewing nation and statewide polling data because he now sees a clear path to the nomination. charlie? >> thanks, major. only on cbs morning, new jersey governor chris christie is with us from las vegas. good morning. >> good morning. >> with donald trump and snort cruz gaining ground, is it essential now for republicans in the center to come together and coalesce around one candidate as soon as possible? >> no, listen, i think what you need to do is continue to make your case to the american people and our republican primary voters about the safety and security of our country and who is best prepared, who has been most tested and had most ready to protect the u.s. and its
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citizens. my experience as a united states attorney and governor makes me best prepared to do that. >> did you make a conscious decision not to engage with donald trump? there were a couple of dust-ups with donald trump by other candidates. what was your thinking while this was going on? >> my thinking was the most important thing is to remember that our adversary, our real adversary was watching last night from chappaqua, new york. it's hillary clinton. and it wasn't i think in the interests of our party or for our country to get in these little minor dust-ups and scraps that these guys get into, talk the petty little things they're discussing among each other. my idea is to copy of the eye on the ball, make sure we get the best person who can prosecute the case against hillary clinton in the fall. and i think i'm that person. >> thank you for getting up so early for us after what was a late night for you. you've indicated that if russia
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violated the no-fly zone, you would shoot down that russian plane. what would be the rules of engagement? >> listen, the rules of engagement would be very clear, norah. if they go into our no-fly zone after we warned them to stay out, they would be shot down. the fact is we need to have some clarity coming from the oval office and not 16 pages of rules of engagement that a pilot has to flip through before they make a decision on what to do. when you fly an american warplane, you have clear rules of engagement. it would be made clear to russia what those rules were. that's what a no-fly zone means, don't fly. if they fly there, that plane will get shot down. >> what about senator paul saying that would cause world war iii? >> the fact is this is a new world war and one that won't
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look like the last two. this is one where radical islamic jihadists are every day trying to kill americans and destroy our way of life. if he doesn't understand that we're already in that war, it's another example of why he's unfit to be president of the united states. >> but if russia is our ally against isis, should we be shooting down their planes? because we're not engaged in world war iii with them. >> listen, the fact is russia's been stealing our lunch money on the entire time from the obama administration, from hillary clinton's reset button to going into crimea and ukraine, to prop up their puppet assad. isis is simply not being attacked by russia. russia is in syria along with iran to prop up assad. >> governor, how would you get
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rid of assad? >> listen, i think that's something that's got to be the product of talks between our nato allies with us and our arab allies in the coalition. >> but not russia? >> listen, charlie, i know that you're obsessed with russia this morning, and i'm just simply not. >> governor, you're the one talking about shooting down their planes. >> charlie, you asked about a no-fly zone. and that's the definition of a no-fly zone. if that offends folks in the u.n. crowd, i'm sorry, but america needs to assert itself again. and in playing the weak hand that this president has played for this country, we now have russian troops in cry mere i can't -- crimea. >> they are aligning with the iranians to try to create an iranian empire across the middle east. i don't call that a friend. >> thanks, governor. >> thank you, governor christie, for getting up with us this
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morning. "cbs face the nation" john dickerson join us this morning. you said last night's debate was about plflexing muscle. in your opinion was there a clear winner last night? >> if there was a strength contest and it pretty much was with all the candidates with the exception of senator paul, then it goes to donald trump, he's promoting strength and the voters have shown he's the one they think is the strongest of all the candidates. the debate took place basically on his turf. if that's the case, it was a good night for donald trump. >> so you're saying it might have changed something, it simply added strength to donald trump if it changed anything? >> i don't think really changed anything. he's at the top of the polls. people are looking to him for strength. that's what he's been running on. i think it only -- it only helped him. he's disappeared a little bit in some of these debates, which might have been a problem for him as voters started to think
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about the candidates as commander in chief. but this debate of all of them, again, took place on his turf, so it was good for him. >> jeb bush was the only one who appeared to take donald trump on. did that work for him, do you think? >> i think it worked for jeb bush, but it worked only in a limited way. so it helped his fortunes. but for the mainstream republicans who were looking for a single candidate to get behind, they've got to pick between christie, bush, rubio and kasich. they would like that choice to winnow. it didn't winnow, actually, as jeb bush does a little bit better, it keeps him alive, so the non-trump, non-cruz candidates, there are still too many of them for those many stream republicans. >> he probably won't winnow until after new hampshire, will it? >> that's right. therefore it could be too late, if the other candidate has a big head of steam by that time. >> what's the most important dynamic of this race right now, john? >> well, i think there are two big dynamics to watch.
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one is trump-cruz. they returned to their armistice last night, very friendly to one another. both realize they are looking for the same kind of voters. donald trump really pulling back, because he's gotten some grief for going after ted cruz. the other dynamic is the political voted for the non-trump-cruz camp. it just keeps getting split. >> john dickerson in washington, thank you so much. defense secretary ash carter is in iraq for an unannounced visit. he arrived in baghdad this morning. carter is there to talk with u.s. commander and iraqi leaders about the fight with isis. the defense secretary will explore new options to defeat the terror organization. carter is expected to discuss a plan to deploy a new american commando force and attack helicopters to battle isis. the faa is looking into how a southwest airlines plane rolled off a taxiway and into a
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ditch last night at national international airport. the boeing aircraft slid off the taxiway as it approached the gate. 133 passengers and five crew were on board. eight people were taken to the hospital. they described a problem with the landing gear shortly before the jet stopped. >> you could feel something happened with the wheel that caused the plane to bounce up and down vigorously until we eventually veered off the road. >> passengers evacuated the aircraft using stair and inflatable slides. firefighters described most of the injuries as bumps and bruises. hundreds of thousands of students will return to class this morning in los angeles. a terror threat led local leaders to close all public schools in the nation's second largest district. the fbi determined it was not credible. officials are responding to critics who say they overreacted. >> reporter: good morning. this school and more than a
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thousand others just like it have now been searched, and nothing suspicious has been found. that's why in just about an hour, students will return to classes here. even though this has now been determined not to be a credible threat, officials here in los angeles say they made the right call to shut down the schools. >> we believe that our schools are safe. >> reporter: l.a.'s public school system is back in business. but city officials are defending the decision to shut down more than 1,000 schools on tuesday. >> if you knew what the superintendent and the school board knew at 5:30 this morning when the decision had to be made, would you have sent your child to school? >> all l.a. schools have been shut down today. >> reporter: the decision to shut down schools impacted more than 640,000 students, led to the idling of hundreds of buses, and a massive police response. the threat came via e-mail. the writer claimed he was part of a cell of 32 comrades,
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threatening to use nerve agents, explosive devices, and assault rifles. >> i don't think it was an overreaction, because i think everyone would have been like really scared going back to school, like knowing that we had a threat. >> reporter: new york city received a similar e-mail threat and kept its schools open. police commissioner bill bratton was critical of los angeles. >> it was a significant overreaction. >> it is very easy in hindsight to criticize a decision based on results that the decider could never have known. >> reporter: with the recent terror attack in nearby san bernardino, l.a. mayor eric garcetti said nerves are still raw. >> the school district is being criticized for overreacting. do you think that's warranted? >> i think anybody, including our superintendent, would probably rather be criticized for overreacting and nothing happening than vice-versa. >> reporter: now, obviously shutting down the schools was a big inconvenience for parents and students. but the parents and students we talked to actually said they support the decision.
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they would rather be safe than sorry. meanwhile, law enforcement is investigating the person or persons who sent these e-mails that started all of this commotion yesterday. >> ben, thanks. stocks are higher this morning ahead of what's likely to be the first federal reserve hike in nearly a decade. today the fed is expected to lift short term interest rates to a range of between a quarter and a half a percent. the central bank projection a series of increases to 3% in 2018. jill schlesinger is here with all the details. jill, good morning. what's going to be the impact to our economy? >> if you're a saver and have been suffering so long with low interest rates on your savings, checking cds, you'll slowly start to see those rates creep up. that's especially good news if you're a retiree and don't like risk. so great news for savers. borrowers, the news is not as good. you'll see increased costs for
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credit cards, auto loans, adjustable rate mortgages. mortgage rates will be heading higher, so borrowers, not so good. investors, hang on, it's going to be a bumpy ride. >> but the key issue in the economy is growth. will it help growth or not? >> the fed has kept rates this low for this long to propel growth. a rising interest rate is usually something that might impede growth, that's the worry. >> or impede inflation. >> or impede inflation. we've been growing at 2.25% annually. the fed thinks it's time for the patient, the u.s. economy, to come out of the emergency room and walk out of the economy on its own. >> you said, this is like the super bowl and the stanley cup, you were so excited. why is this happening now and can you get other as excited as
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you? >> i don't think i can, let me start with that. it's exciting because it's the clearest sign that the recovery process is more at its end, we're now entering a more normal economy. it's not great for everyone, but we're no longer losing hundreds of thousands of jobs every month. it's time to normalize policy. i'm excited today. >> i can tell. >> you like nice too. >> thanks. >> thank you very much. parents are outraged because they say a city's drinking water is poisoning their children. ahead, how the water supply was contaminated. and the impact on the children's health.,,
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a hair care line with hollywood backers is accused of causing bald spots. >> that's not good. ahead, the damage that hundreds of customers say they've suffered from using this very popular product. >> the news is back in the morning right here on "cbs this morning."
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♪ a surrogate mother pregnant with triplets refuses to abort one of the unborn babies. ahead, rikki klieman rules in on
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♪ >> just 24 hours ago, this bank -- what? >> robber. >> oh, that's the robber. this is live tv, folks! that is the robber who just went by according to the bank employee. so i got to go here and call 911. i'll talk to later. >> that is adam reporting for our affiliate in minnesota. a bank robbery happened and an employee just said, hey, that guy robbed the bank! officers picked up the suspect a short time later after adam called the police. adam, is a good american. >> a great american. >> forget live tv i got to call 911 and they caught the guy. >> what a way to be alert and
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available. >> and a decider. >> you go, adam. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour a michigan city is under a state of emergency because of lead in its water supply. traces of the metal made many children sick and ahead the cause saving measures that backfired. can a popular shampoo make your hair fall out? we will show you what some people experienced after using the product. time to show you this morning's headlines. "the washington post" reports on congressional leaders reaching a tax and spending deal to keep the government funded through next year. it would delay or suspend some taxes for the affordable care act, lift the ban on exporting crude oil from the united states and extend health benefits in compensation for 9/11 first responders and victims. more time to sign up online under the affordable care act.
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the deadline was supposed to be last night but the obama administration is now giving people an additional 48 hours to enroll for 2016 coverage. this means customers will now have until 11:59 p.m. pacific time tomorrow to sign up. officials say the extension comes amid high demand on healthca healthcare.gov. chipotle follows an e. coli outbreak and norovirus. their move could keep local small farms out of its supply chain if they can't meet requirements. detroit news reports on ford starting tests on self-driving cars on the streets next year. the ford was first to test a driverless car at a new michigan facility. google has been testing an autonomous car in california
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since 2009. "usa today" reports on customers very upset about long delays on holiday card offers from snapfish. angry social media posts complain of waits up to a month which means the cards may not go out in time. the online photo service blames unprecedented demand and promises delayed orders will get free expedited shipping. >> nothing like getting a christmas card in january. >> charlie had a nice card. >> the three kids wearing christmas colors. >> did you not see it? >> i'm just reacting because i didn't get a christmas card! i'm not talking about charlie wearing it but i didn't get one! >> i intentionally left you off the list this year and i wanted you to know, gayle. maybe you didn't check your mail last night like charlie did. >> norah, i'm no longer speaking to you! speaking of charlie rose, please continue. i did see the card. all kidding aside, the card is very cute.
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>> did you get my present? >> no, i didn't. this morning, the city of flint, michigan, is in a state of emergency. high levels of lead were found in its tap water. this week, fema sent more than 7,000 gallons of bottled water for the city's to its original water source, families here said the damage was already done. >> when i hear my son get up at night and cry because his bones hurt and there is nothing i can give him, there is nothing i can do for him to take away his pain, i feel completely helpless. >> reporter: for nearly five months, ma lielissa mays and he family drank the water from their tap unaware there was lead
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in it. may said she noticed a change in her three children. convulsions and skin lesions and hair loss. >> the fact of the matter i handed them the glass of the water. >> reporter: last may, mays and other clint residents filed a class action lawsuit. in court papers they accuse state and local officials of not properly monitoring or sampling the splint river water and delaying and notifying the public of serious safety and health risks. they went on to call the city's deliberately false denials about the safety of the water deadly and arrogant. >> they continually said the water is safe to drink. >> reporter: the city's water problem started in the spring of 2014 when flint moved its water supply from a source in detroit to the flint river. the switch was supposed to save the city about $15 million a year, but the lead levels detected in flint's children under the age of 5 nearly doubled. according to a study by a local medical center. in october, city officials
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declared unfiltered water unsafe to drink. shortly after, flint had to switch back to the original detroit water supply. >> damage from lead is irreve irreversible. >> reporter: the new mayor said -- >> when we made the switch to the flint water we damaged the pipes. we already have old infrastructure but no corrosion control in place. >> reporter: the world health organization delays any lead in the body unsafe and particularly toxic to young children and it may cause mental disabilities and behavioral difficulties. with irreversible neurological effect. do you feel helpless in this situation? >> the
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federal government have to approve her request. >> thank you, adriana. this morning, a surrogate mother carrying triplets is refusing a request to the biological parents to abort one of the babies. britt me appeared to be a surrogate for a couple's two federalized embryos but one split and produced triplets and twin boys and a girl. the biological parents are asking her to abort the fetus and she is refusing and 17 weeks into her pregnancy in california. cbs news legal expert rikki klieman joins us at the table to discuss. i think this is really tough, because the babies are not hers, but it is her body. what are the surge gat's legal rights here? >> what you're dealing with here you have to remember this is commercial is your gsurrogacy. >> you're saying there is a contract? >> you know i'm going to say there is a contract. not only is there a contract, there is a contract and when you're dealing with california in particular which is known as
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a surrogacs friendly state, that they mandate that both sides must have legal representation that is separate. so each side should know what is going on. they mandate it's notarized and to make people understand the formality and the seriousness of what they are signing. what you have here is a terribly emotional issue and really emotional. >> the heart of it, can the parents force the surrogate to have an abortion? >> in essence yes but let me finish it. they can't arrest her or bring her to the table to have an borings. ultimately psychologically and monetarily, they can, because what happens under the contract is they can stop paying, this is ramone deal, this is $30,000 for this young woman, and they could sue her for damages for raising a child. >> isn't there a provision about this in the contract? >> yes, there is. and that is where, in this case,
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it gets a little sticky p.m. there is a provision in this contract, as in many contracts, what you can do is for medical reasons. >> right. >> that the intended parents ask to abort. now here, the parents say that doctors have told them that in the event of multiple births like three that they didn't expect that you could expect developmental disabilities. the surrogate says, look, my doctors say there is nothing wrong, but we don't know that ultimately there is nothing wrong. >> she thinks she will adopt the unwanted fetus and murkying up the water? >> what happens is you have a motion against business. >> how is this going to turn out, do you think? >> i think if the surrogate carrier really wants to keep this child, she ought to get her lawyers to go into court and try to get an injunction. if that doesn't happen, you have a mess on your hands financially. >> rik
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♪ this morning, a popular hair care line is facing a backlash and lawsuit. major celebrities bribing ankle li harmon and brooke shields and alyssa milano. >> wen says it's free of harsh and harmful chemicals making it a better alternative to traditional shampoos and conditioners. the company has shipped more than 10 million products since 2008 but some customers are blaming it for hair loss and discoloration and scalp irritation and rashes.
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>> it was literally a completely miracle. >> reporter: it's hard to miss their infomercials. >> wen is not an ordinary shampoo. it's something completely different. >> reporter: with a seemingly endless list of hollywood stars. >> wen is the only thing that can change everything for your hair. >> reporter: all crediting their flowing locks to chaz dean's creation. >> try wen just one time and you will have the healthiest, shinest most beautiful hair you've had in your laugh. >> reporter: but jennifer molano from ft. worth, texas, says. >> i'm just now getting over the damage. i am not over it yet what it's done to me. >> reporter: the 44-year-old mom says she received the product as a birthday gift last november but soon after, felt her hair was thinning. she developed bald spots and then heard others were complaining of similar problems. >> i was just at awe thinking what is going on, you know? there is something desperately wrong. you just don't -- people's hair just doesn't drop out like that. >> reporter: other customers have vented their frustrations
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online. >> i've never had this happen before in my life and it's freaking me out. >> reporter: over 200 people are now suing wen in at least two class action lawsuits claiming wen's products contain ingredients act as a costic agent and causing a chemical reaction that damages the hair strand and/or follicle. a wen company spokesman told "cbs this morning," the products are safe, saying in a statement, there is no scientific evidence whatsoever to support any claim that our hair care products caused anyone to lose their hair. manano splans to sue as well and she wants the products recalled. >> there shouldn't be other people to have to go through this for something to be done before bit. >> reporter: one is fighting back and wen is fighting back and saying most of their customers are satisfied with the products and there are many reasons for hair loss unrelated to their products. now, those two class action lawsuits are now in mediation. "cbs this morning" reached out to many of wen celebrity endorsers but we didn't get any
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welcome back. troubles on the peninsula. we have an accident northbound 101 at oyster point. it is blocking one lane. so traffic is very slow as you work your way through there. we are seeing delays as far back as san bruno. that will definitely slow you down if you have a flight to catch at sfo so keep that in mind this morning. northbound 101 also slow through the south bay due to an accident near guadalupe parkway. also blocking lanes past there, as well. a new wreck south 680 at fremont truck scales on the right side but a busy ride southbound 680. good morning. as you head out the door, boy, you have to bundle up! we have a lot of dry air mass in place. a lot of cold air mass, as well. end result, blue skies, but it is frigid! as we look towards san jose, 38 degrees but santa rosa below freezing. it's now 36 apiece in livermore and concord. today's temperatures up into the 50s. it will not be as windy as yesterday. but northeast winds 5 to 15. cloudy tomorrow. rain arrives friday night through saturday. more rain sunday and monday. captions by: caption colorado
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here it comes from the bob barker studio at cbs in hollywood, it's the price is right. ash carter the defense secretary.
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the faa is looking into the southwest airlines plane that rolled into a ditch. >> students will return to classes here. even though this has been determined not to be a credible threat. officials here in los angeles say they made the right call. >> the fed thinks it's time for the patient, the u.s. economy to come out of the hospital on its own. >> i didn't get a christmas card. >> maybe you didn't check your mail last night like charlie did. >> please tonight, charlie rose. >> this morning's eye opener at 8:00 is presented by progressive. >> i'm in the middle of war. >> we are family. >> it's just love all around.
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>> i'm. >> i'm norah o'donnell. and the candidates came out swinging in the republican debate of 2015. the final leading candidates met on stage in las vegas. >> candidates are throwing around sharp words like world war 3 candidate. jeb bush called front runner donald trump a chaos candidate when they discussed temporarily stopping ending letting muslims entering this country. >> if we're going to ban all muslims, how are we going to get them to be part of a coalition to destroy isis. he's a chaos candidate and he would be a chaos president. >> he said that because he's failed in this campaign, he's been a totally -- >> the isis capital where there's a lot of civilians. >> you would carpet bomb where isis is, not a city, but the location of the troops. >> he is also supported by the
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way a budget that is called the containment budget, and it is a budget a that would radically reduce the amount of money we spend on our military. you can't carpet bomb on isis. >> the middle east has been in turmoil for thousands of years. for us to think that we're going to get in there and fix that with a couple of little bombs and a few little declarations is relatively feelish. >> the middle east is totally destabilized a total and complete mess. i wish we had the four thrillon dollars or $5 industrial yoc$5t that was spent right here in united states. >> frankly it's time we punched the russians into the nose. >> i would talk to vladimir putin a lot, i would say listen, mr. president, there's no fly
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zone in syria, you fly in and it applies to you. and we would shoot down the planes of russian pilots and they are stupid enough to think that this president is the same feckless weaklings that we have in the oval office. >> they might shut down the bridge, because they don't like their friends. they want to get a demographic. >> are you open to closing parts of the internet? >> i sure as hell don't want to let people that want to kill us and kill our nation, use our internet, yes, sir i am. >> is donald trump a serious candidate? the reason i ask this is if you're going to close the internet, realize america what that entails that, entails getting rid of the first amendment. if you are going to kill the families of terrorists, realize that there's something called the geneva convention. >> so they can kill us, but we
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can't kill them? >> with us now from las vegas, is ryan priebus, to the chairman of the republican national committee. good morning, good to see you. >> it's good to be on. >> we see donald trump is are you expecting a brokered or contested convention. ? >> this is a hot topic, i highly doubt it. most likely we'll have a presumptive nominee by mid-april. and it's because the way the primary rules are set. it's pretty difficult to get to a contested convention. but certainly if that happened, we'll be prepared. but it's highly unlikely. >> was there a dinner where you discussed this with a lot of other republicans about how to deal with such a convention.
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>> if i would call a meeting at a public restaurant in washington, d.c., which the intention of brokering a convention, which you can't really do, it either happens or it doesn't. so this is a routine denver that we do every month and i'm a part of it. and in the 20 minutes in the two-hour meeting, people were asking questions about primary rules, which would bore all of your viewers to tears if i got into some of it. >> many people would argue that barack obama is president of the united states and not hillary clinton because he understood the primary rules a lot better than her? >> because of what? >> because of primary rules and how to win at different primaries. >> you're saying hillary clinton lost because of their primary rules? >> what i'm just saying is you just said primary rules are not very important, but they're
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clearly very important. >> yes, of course they're really important. but people asking questions about how does the winner take off primary work, and what happens on supertuesday and how many delegates are awarded on march first, those are innocent questions that normal political people ask. it's not a meeting to discuss how we're going to overthrow the whole process and take over a convention. >> that's absurd and i know you're doing the right thing by poses the questions, i'm not open posed to that, but that particular narrative is really very different. >> with some of the comments that came after donald trump made his comments about banning muslims to come into the country temporarily, are there people in your party that you're chairman of who believe he would be disastrous for the party and therefore they must do something to stop him from winning the
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nomination? is that part of the conversation? >> not with me, i'm sure other campaigns are trying to figure out how to win the primary, i mean that's their job, that's why we have got 13 candidates up there last night and they're trying to figure out how to be the nominee of our party. clearly we have a front-runner, but i think even donald trump would tell you that it's early, and i don't think that anybody's taking anything for granted right now. >> without talking about the timetable, are there things that come out of his mouth, mr. priebus, that you're thinking, bu boy, i wish he wouldn't have said that. >> not particularly, i have been through this before as well. four years ago it was the same thing, and remember, i'm not just saying this to skirt the question, i'm just telling you that four years ago i was in the same place and people were saying we're going to have a keftd contested convention. and mitt romney won, and then it
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was reversed and santorum was. so i've been through this and my job is to make sure that we have got a much better, far more competent national party when it comes to the ground game, the data operation, the turnout, the registration, i mean a lot of boring mechanics, but really at the heart of what a competent national committee needs to be, and that's my job, and that's what i'm focused on. >> after the 2012 election, you called for the most comprehensive post election review in the history of any national party. you did an autopsy of why your party lost. your own report said it does not matter what we say about education, jobs or the economy, if hispanics think we don't want them to be here, they will close their ears to our policies, is that still a concern of yours today? >> part of my problem as a party is because of the way constitutional districts are aligned and state senate and
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state assembly districts, the truth of the matter is if you're not in on a daily basis in syrian and hispanic and black communities across the countiry, showing up a few months before the election isn't going to solve the problem. what you're seeing in 2014, we almost won the hispanic vote in colorado, and 28% of the black vote in ohio, it was a combination of yes being good on the issues, but saturating the communities with republicans that are offering a different vision, better jobs, choice on education and that kind of message works, that's what i'm talking about, people can write all the books in the world about messaging and how to do a better job, but if you don't actually have a conduit in the community delivering that message, it's not going to change. so that's really what that growth and opportunity report was all about. >> all right, thank you very much. lot of time until november, a long time to get the message out. one of the candidates was
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hurt a lot when he wasn't saying anything during last nights's debate. >> i think marco gets it completely wrong. >> prime minister netanyahu. >> we do need our defense capabilities. >> senator cruz? >> come in and take advantage of that situation. >> on this i agree with marco. this president's not trusted. >> well, as you might imagine, all that coughing kicked up quite a fuss on twitter. view view viewers called it disstrakting. western actor rob lowe tweeted about it. has no one at cnn production heard of a cough button, good lord, it sounded like he was dying up there. he wasn't dying but it was carson making most of the noise, he said that carson is not sick, just working through this cough and the cough is almost gone. >> did you notice the coughing? >> i actually didn't. >> but maybe when you isolate it
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♪ in our "morning rounds, what is causing a cold. americans catch a billion colds a year. our dr. holly phillips is how coa colds are so common. why are they so common? >> the common cold is an infection. our upper respiratory tract and caused by a virus. the reason it's common 200 strains of virus that cause common cold symptoms.
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interestingly, most adults don't actually get the same common cold twice. but because there are so many different varieties, it's very easy to get two or three brand-new colds a year and kids get between eight and ten. >> they spread so easily. one is through r fill a room within minutes. even though that is gross, the main way we get colts saints through the air but from touching things on surfaces and then touching our face. >> you touch your eyes, nose and mouth and that is what introduces a cold into your system. >> how many times an hour do you
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think people touch their face, dr. phillips? >> summaries show people touch their faces minimum 16 times an hour. >> we don't know what we are doing it. >> right. >> the common cold is hardy. if you bring it up to your nose and mouth and latches on immediately and within 15 minutes it's in your system. one of the ways it's overlooked for prevent a cold is sleep. research finds people who sleep -- i know i'm talking to not the biggest sleepers here. but sleeping just five or six hours a night increases your chance of getting a cold by four times. compared with people who sleep seven hours or more. so seven is the critical number. try and get it and you'll fight off colds. >> that will help everybody else. thank you, holly. so nice of you. >> i know what i want for christmas. >> don't practice what i preach but that is the science. >> thank you very much, dr. holly phillips. you might be getting ready to see the new "star wars"
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grocery chain is looking in possible credit card skimmit some of its stores. thieves may ha good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. some of the headlines on this wednesday. the safeway grocery chain is looking into possible credit card skimming at some of its stores. thieves may have compromised card terminals in castro valley and menlo park, also out in colorado. back to school today for hundreds of thousands of students from the l.a. unified school district. all campuses were closed yesterday because of an email threat. and the next half-hour on "cbs this morning," legendary entertainer cicely tyson showing no signs of slowing down. she is 90 years old. you will hear from him plus traffic and weather coming up right after the break. ,,,,,,
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towards 101 on the 92. that takes with 10 minutes for your drive time. south bay same story business as usual, northbound 101. about 30 minutes as you work your way out of san jose towards 237 and quadriginoctuple also pretty slow-and-go. roberta. >> it is so cold out the door this morning. good morning, everyone. this is the scene a sweeping view of the city of san francisco. way in the distance can you see the golden gate bridge? also can you see a few clouds in we will notice increasing clouds today becoming partly cloudy but boy, out the door right now, numbers are in the 30s except 40 degrees in oakland. 45 degrees in san francisco. it's below freezing in santa rosa. everybody is in the 50s today from half moon bay through santa clara all the way into the eastern portion of the bay area. walnut creek, san ramon, dublin antioch, clayton mid-50s. 50s everywhere. northeast breeze to 15 miles per hour. rain coming saturday through monday. january.
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>> i can't wait to go. >> i think he is very cute. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, want to know what people are really curious about on google
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in 2016 including sports stars and singers and actor? >> daniel is here with that. >> you're on camera! hi there! >> now a front-runner in presidential race, who is left behind. kennedy center honoree cicely tyson, a ground breaking actress, talks to us about some of her most famous moments on stage and screen and how she inspires a new generation of artists is ahead. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. seattle times reports on online retailer amazon is looking at reviews by activists pushing their social and political agendas and one case dozen of theorists taeckattacked a book. some of the malicious reviews were removed. >> ""star wars" opens on friday.
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j.j. abrams had the three films in mind when he embarked on this new undertaking. >> you new chris lick, who is also a big cheese on air, he went to see it. he gives it good reviews too. didn't you, chris? two thumbs up. >> two thumbs up. >> i want to see it too. our cbs station in minnesota reports a mom sank a prize winning half-court shot. angela ramie tossed the basketball but it fell short and she appeared to give up hope but the ball bounced up and dropped through the basket! it ran her a 50% reduction if for her daughter next year in school. tuition can top out to more than $10,000 a year there. a list show cases the year's top trending events and here is a list. number five, ronda rousey.
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number four, caitlin jenner and number three is american sniper and number two is jurassic world and number one is lambar odom. what does it tell us lamar odom is number one? >> probably not a household name before the tragic events in october. they maybe heard something and they want to be a part of the conversation and get some context and they were curious and find out what was going on with him. so we really saw that spike at that point in time. >> not like we were wondering what happened to him but when we lost him it became interesting to people. >> these are spiking, trending searches. it's not search volumes. >> is this because of his relationship true? >> you could say because he is tied to the kardashians and people might have known him from
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his nba playing days. we saw an amazing amount of interest out of those tragic events. >> your list are so diverse. how does the list come together? >> a whole team of data curators. i'm the tip of the iceberg of the people who work on this. you look at the trillion of qury$qu curries. a lot of information here that people can find. >> there is a difference between most searched and trending? >> yeah, exactly. really, we are talking about is those big spikes, you know, something happens and you want to hear about it and even with paris, we know charl"charlie he attacks and what happened in november. people want to know what is going on. >> some of the topics including ashley madison? >> it illustrates people want to know about a topic. what is ebola and isis and what
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is 0 divided by z. >> that is the number one? >> well, this is something people were seeing on social media and it was tied to siri, appeal's voice rendition. people were trying to figure out what it was all about. >> politicians? >> perhaps not surprising that donald trump is on the list. some relative unknowns. >> most searched or trending or for what? >> trending. bernie sanders and ben carson relatively unknown before this political circle but hillary clinton is not on that list. >> what does that mean? >> i think it says people knew a good bit about her beforehand and maybe she didn't have a big moment in the spotlight and people turned to search for her perhaps on the benghazi hearings but she is maybe more known than the other candidates. >> what are the top trending dog questions? >> i hear you're a dog fan, charlie. they are a myth of practical and people just being curious.
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everything from why does a dog wag its tail to how do you crate train your puppy or anything else somebody wants to figure out and videos online to help people figure this out. as a former dog owner you're always struggling with some of these issues. >> how do you keep a puppy from eating poop? putting salt on it? >> i'm not an expert on that. i can help with you toddlers these days. >> it's a problem for some dogs. >> exactly. thank you, daniel, for coming. cicely tyson is about to turn 91 but while she is still a force in acting, one person stood in her way early on -- her mother. >> she couldn't understand why i was leaving this good, good job to go do this foolishness. oh, she was very upset and she told me, i couldn't live there. >> she kicked you out of the house? >> oh, yeah. she said you can't live here and do that. >> kicked out of the house for
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announcing she was pursuing a career in modeling and acting and tyson refused to give up and carved out a nearly six decade career that is now celebrated with a kennedy center honor. thank you very much. we met up with cicely tyson to talk about her body of work and some of her other passions in owner old neighborhood of harlem. >> i say no and then i go home and think about it. >> reporter: you say no to everything? >> i say no to everything because i always want to make sure when with i say yes, i know what i'm getting myself into. >> reporter: for nearly 60 years, cicely tyson has been particularly about the roles that she played. >> oh, don't make no kind of a stance. big old locks like that won't sit next to a colored child? >> reporter: what is your criteria what you accept these days? what is your process? >> either my skin tingles or myer stomach churns. it's something that i feel
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nauseated about. i know that i can't possibly do that. if i can't keep still, i get it when i'm walking around, i get the feeling, i know that's it. did you say gold? >> reporter: tyson made her movie debut in 1956. black and white film called "pair of gold." and we will have kids. we will have all of the kids we want. that launched a huge award winning career. for most people when you say cicely tyson, i remember "roots." >> give him a very good life! >> reporter: i remember jane pittman. what stands out is that walk, cicely tyson. what does that role mean to you? >> well, when i'm working, i just tell everybody, i don't care what you see. please don't tell me about it. if it's good, i'm not going to be able to do anything about it.
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if it's bad, i'm not because i work so organically, okay? so the next day, when i came on the set, i knew something had happened, and i simply said, please don't tell me, i don't want to know. what they were feeling from having watched it. when it was all over and people were talking about the walk, i said what walk? >> reporter: that walk led to two emmy awards in 1974 including outstanding lead actress in a drama. she was the first black woman to win in that category. >> when you live longer than your house and your family, you've lived too long. >> reporter: almost 40 years later, tyson's tony award came for best actress in oip t"the to bountsyful." she starred. >> i love vanessa williams. she said this about you.
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she did not miss one performance ever. she is 90 years old. there is no excuse to not show up when cicely tyson can show up every day! >> i have never missed a performance. never. i mean, it just never occurs to me to miss a performance. i mean, it's a job i have. right? >> reporter: do you think about aging? >> do i think about? >> reporter: uh-huh. >> no! >> reporter: you don't? >> no! why? age is a number, okay? we have the greatest gift that we could possibly ever have, okay? and it's just -- okay? >> reporter: yes. >> and if you take care of it, it will serve you well. i've never been a person who drank, who smoked, who did drugs, never. >> reporter: ever?
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>> never. >> because i love life. ♪ >> reporter: it's a life that she has always kept private. that includes her relationship with jazz great miles davis. he put her on the cover of his 1957 album. the two married in 1981 but divorced less than seven years later and surrounded by stories of infidelity and violence. you were like the brad pitt and angelina jolie of your day. the beyonce and jay-z of your day. >> i don't ever talk about it. but i will say this -- i cherish every single moment that i had with him. >> reporter: they say it was tumultuous, that it was difficult. >> what do they know? >> reporter: what do they know, oh, yeah. >> they are assuming it was because of the kind of reputation that they perceived
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was this man. you know? >> reporter: the reputation wasn't good? the alcoholism, the drugs, the women. >> yes, all of that kind of stuff. but that's not the man i knew. i told you! men take things! they have been taking things from women since the beginning of time! >> reporter: tyson's reputation as a pioneer for black actresses has given her a perspective on genuine and race. >> i'm going to my ladder. >> reporter: your ladder? what does that mean? >> you know what a ladder is, right? >> reporter: i do know what a ladder is. >> white man, black man, white woman, black woman. we are the rungs and we are holding on to the last rung. and those, they are being trampled on by all of those, and
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still we hold on. that's our strength. that's the reason we survive, because we will not let go of that rung! >> reporter: wow. i get that. i could cry. >> i know. because it's true. >> reporter: i get it. >> because it's absolutely true. >> reporter: it's that kind of perseverance that a school was named after her. they got to see her where she is starring in "the gin games" with james early ray. what does it mean to have a school in your name and have those students come? >> i cannot tell you -- i cannot
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tell you what it meant to me, to look out into that audience and see those little black faces, so hap happy, to full of love. >> reporter: ania, who is 16, says cicely tyson means happiness to me. i don't think it gets any better than that, cicely tyson. >> i know that. i know that. that's my mission for life. >> i got a huge girl crush when that was over. i said could i have your number and e-mail? i want to stay in touch with you. i've ghiadmired her for so longd respected her. i said what does this honor mean to you? it means i'm being called a dame and i like being a dame. she said, "i have more work to do." >> i've known you pretty well and i've never seen you cry.
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>> i got a little choky. it was a very emotional connection i felt with her because i knew exactly what she was saying. many women do. >> talking about the ladder? >> yes. she said you know what a ladder is but when she broke it down that way. you think about things in your own life. >> she has not only had such aan impressive career, but her inspiration in terms of her p perseveran perseverance, a strength about her. >> and not to think about age. >> 91. >> yeah. saying i'm going to do this as long as i can. you can see siscicely tyson andl of the winners of the kennedy center honors on cbs december,,,
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gayle, that was an amazing piece. >> thank you very much. >> that does it for us.
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police chief has set a new policy. now any time an on- offi at good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 8:55. some of the headlines at this hour. san francisco police chief has set a new policy and anytime an on-duty officer points a gun at anyone, that officer must report that to a supervisor as a use of force incident following a recent fatal shooting in san francisco. safeway investigating a possible credit card skimming at several stores. thieves may have compromised card terminals in castro valley and menlo park as well as out in colorado. and shipping containers that fell into the bay will damage reefs and smother wildlife when they sink. here's roberta with the
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forecast. >> it's so cold outside this morning. everybody is in the 30s except around the body of water at the bay. we have temperatures into the 40s. we have clear skies but a few clouds will be on the increase today. in fact, by this afternoon, it will be partly cloudy. right now, our temperatures look at that, into the 30s. 30 in fairfield, 31 degrees in santa rosa, 45 san francisco, everybody is in the 50s today. northeast breeze at 15 miles per hour. as we look at the extended forecast, we see that we cloud up on thursday with a slight chance of rain in the north bay. otherwise, showers arrive friday night through sunday and monday. and unsettled weather will continue on tuesday. hey, gianna is along for the ride this morning with traffic up next.
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good morning, couple of big problems brewing out there. first off, reports of an accident with major delays on the san mateo bridge westbound. it's right at midspan several cars involved lanes blocked 30- minute delays between 880 and 101. also major bart delays due to a disabled train systemwide so plan for that. use an alternate. the rest of mass transit is on time right now. north 880 nimitz freeway though taking a hit. slow-and-go through oakland. 40 minutes between 238 and the maze.
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