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>> cbs this morning is coming up next. have a great day. in the west. it is tuesday may 24th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." a major shake-up at tsa after seemingly endless security lines anger passengers and congress. >> hillary clinton uses donald trump's own words against him. the billionaire responds with personal attacks. trump's campaign manager corey lewandowski is here in studio. legendary comedian and writer is also here with his latest leading lady. together they are lighting up broadway with their new musical, bright star. but first today's eye-opener, your world in 90 seconds.
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>> i was disturbed but not surprised to hear that secretary clinton has backed out of the debate. >> hillary clinton battles sanders and trump. >> i applaud senator sanders for challenging us, and we are going to unify the democratic party and stop donald trump. >> when she hits me on things, i just have no choice. you have to do it. they are dirty players. they have been dirty players historically. >> top forensic official denies a report of human remains found at the crash site suggests an explosion on board. >> transportation security administration where the head of security operations has been replaced. acquitted of assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in the death of freddie gray. >> secretary of veterans affairs under fire. he compared wait time at v.a. hospitals to lines at disney land. >> do they measure the number of hours you wait in line.
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severe weather is again slamming the central u.s. practically from top to bottom, multiple tornadoes, high wind and heavy rain. >> president barack obama continuing his pivot. >> landing in ocean city, used to be known as saigon. >> a small plane crashed off oahu. fortunately those on board survived. >> and all that matters -- >> i just wanted to come out to do an empowered theme which wasn't sexual. it was naked but strong. >> gnats without any dragons. >> on "cbs this morning." >> chewbacca, right? >> i have to disagree. >> it's less like this and it's more like this. [ laughter ]
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♪ welcome to "cbs this morning." they are sick of endless security delays at airports. now the tsa is shaking things up before one of this year's biggest travel weekends. >> the agency has forced out its head of security operations kelly hogan. chicago's o'hare airport has a new leadership team working to trim those long security lines. kris van cleave at reagan national airport outside washington with tsa's new plans. kris, good morning. >> good morning. the lines at airports across this country really became a black eye for the tsa. the latest in a series of problems for the agency. now one top executive has been replaced as one senior official told me it was just time for a change. in the wake of historically long lines at some of the nation's
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airports that angered congress and flyers alike, the security administration is making changes. kelly hogan responsible for security at 450 airports nationwide is out, replaced by his deputy. last week hogan's compensation was questioned. >> the gentleman in charge of all of this program earned in one year an $80,000 bonus. >> as the head of security for tsa, hogan's base salary was more than $181,000 a year. over 13 months he took home more than $90,000 in bonuses even as the screeners he oversaw failed to find mock explosives or banned weapons in 90% of the tests by inspector general. hogan was hammered during a house oversight hearing. >> since 2013, security operations at tsa have been abysmal. >> in this memo announcing staffing changes, peter neffenger announced a new leadership team at chicago
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international airport, one week after 100 passengers stranded overnight and forced to sleep on cots. nationwide tens of thousands have missed flights as screening slowed. tsa blamed increasing number of flyers. on friday neffenger promised performance. >> i think you'll see crowds in airports. my goal is to keep you moving. we can't have a situation like we had here in chicago again. >> also in that memo we learned that tsa has set up an incident command center, that's to more quickly respond to screening delays and challenges, be able to move people to address those issues. we should tell you mr. hogan did not respond to our requests for comment overnight. gayle. >> thank you, kris. egypt's top forensic official denies a report this morning that human remains from egyptair flight 804 suggest an explosion on board. so far no traces of explosives have been found. our french navy ship has arrived to help recover the plane's black boxes. the search effort is focused in
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the mediterranean off the coast of egypt where the plane carrying 66 people crashed. holly williams is at cairo international airport with new developments in the investigation. holly, good morning to you. >> good morning. we now have conflicting information about the forensics information. that is adding to the confusion today here in cairo with an egyptian government official saying radar data from the greek government with the plane's final moments in the air is wrong. >> the greek government said that just after the plane left its airspace, it swerved wildly and plummeted before finally falling off the radar screen. but now egypt's head of air navigation services has denied that, saying the plane was flying normally when last seen on egyptian radar. meanwhile data published by an aviation industry website appears to show there was smoke on board the plane in the minutes before it crashed. but experts say the smoke alarm
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could also have been treated by a sudden loss in pressure. even the plane's flight recorders, also called black boxes, may not tell us what went wrong. it depends on the information they contain, if they are recovered. retired general, chief of staff of the egyptian air face. >> we will find what happened. >> god willing we'll find out what happened. >> yes. >> reporter: the egyptian civil aviation ministry said today it's taken dna samples from the victim's families to try to identify the human remains recovered so far. charlie. >> thanks holly. holly williams. hillary clinton's campaign launch agnew phase of attacks on donald trump in battleground states. a new video tries to connect the real estate mogul to the housing market melt down. campaign still faces democratic fight with bernie sanders. vermont senator is making a stand in california.
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former president bill clinton was there to campaign yesterday. nancy cordes covering hillary clinton's two-track fight. good morning. >> good morning. this is the clinton campaign's first big coordinated attempt to define donald trump and they and their surrogates are going after one of his biggest selling points, his business experience. >> if there is a bubble burst as they call it, you know, you could make a lot of money. >> using his own words against % him, clinton supporters and lawmakers in more than half a dozen battleground states will all argue that trump rooted for the housing market to collapse. >> i sort of hope that happens, because then people like me would go in and buy. >> campaigning in stockton, california, former president bill clinton had this message for democrats who are worried that polls now show trump polling even with his wife. >> just relax. in the end the american people are fundamentally fair minded. they only have so much bandwidth to think about politics.
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>> he said he learned that firsthand when he won the nomination in 1992. >> when i showed up at the convention, a majority of the american people didn't know that hillary and i had a child. >> but hillary clinton can't shake sanders who predicted monday that this year's convention could get messy and urged her to debate him ahead of the california primary. the clinton campaign said no dice. arguing hillary clinton's time is best spend campaigning and meeting directly with voters across california and preparing for general election campaign. >> i was disturbed but not surprised to hear a few hours ago that secretary clinton has backed out of the debate. >> back in 2008 when she was the one trailing, clinton sound add lot like sanders today. >> it's the toughest job in the world. you should be willing to campaign, willing to debate any time, anywhere. >> the dnc is giving sanders one
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thing he's wanted, influence over the party platform to be unveiled at the convention this summer. he gets to name five mix of the 15 member committee and that's nearly as many as the likely nominee gets, gayle. she gets six. >> thank you very much, nancy. donald trump is getting personal with his attacks on the clintons. the presumptive republican nominee is bringing back all allegations against former president bill clinton. the attacks followed donald trump's meeting with senate foreign relations chairman yesterday in new york. major garrett looks at trump strategy mixing policy and personal attacks. major, good morning. >> good morning. besides senator bob corker, donald trump has sought advice from two former secretaries of state. interestingly polls showing most republicans have begun to fall in line behind trump. that's why presumptive nominee is attracting more and more support from the party's bigges donors. >> i would rather have policy and issues, much rather have policy and issues. >> donald trump plays issues and
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attacks with equal emphasis. saying he would prefer a debate with clinton while foreshadowing more personal attacks to come. >> they are dirty players. they have been dirty players historically and i have to fight back the way i fight back. >> on monday trump released an internet video highlighting up proven sexual assault videos against president clinton. the same day trump sat down with foreign relations committee chairman bob corker who later acknowledged the uncertainty his foreign counter-parts feel towards trump's unconventional and to some alarming proposals. >> some of the comments relative to spreading nuclear arms in japan and south korea i would disagree w my sense is that he will evolve. >> reporter: that evolution is already evident as trump fumbles with the high-profile gun rights issue. >> gun-free zones. we're getting rid of gun-free zones, i can tell you. >> that's trump friday after
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landing national rifle association's endorsement. this was sunday. >> i don't want to have guns in class rams. although in some cases teachers should have guns in classrooms. >> hillary clinton attacked him as dangerous and radical on the issue. trump shifted saying he would only get rid of guns in some cases and only school resource officers would be armed. trump's fascination with conspiracy theories continues. trump told "washington post" the 1993 death of clinton county confidant vince foster was, quote, very fishy. charlie, federal investigators ruled foster's death a suicide. >> thanks so much, major. donald trump's refusal to release tax returns is feeding questions about his real net worth. in our next hour corey lewandowski will be here in studio 57 to answer those questions. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." top republicans want an apology this morning from the secretary of veterans affairs. bob macdonald compared wait time
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at v.a. hospitals to long lines at disney theme parks. >> when you go to disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? what's important? what's important is what's your satisfaction with the experience. >> senator john mccain called mcdonald's comments outrageous and completely inappropriate. house speaker paul ryan tweeted, "this is not make believe, mr. secretary. veterans have died in those lines. president obama pointed to mcdonald to fix the problems that continue to plague the v.a. president obama is criticizing the government for its human rights record. thousands of vietnamese lined his motorcade this morning after he arrived in ho chi minh city, formerly saigon. margaret brennan traveling with the president. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. u.s. and vietnam are no longer enemies but they still have deep disagreements wen it comes to basic rights like freedom of speech and assembly.
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today president obama publicly complained to reporters that a small group of activists he invited to a private meeting were prevented from even attending and only a small number were allowed to show up. >> i think it's an indication of the fact that although there has been some modest progress, and it is our hope that through some legal reforms being drafted, there will be more progress. >> later in the speech broadcast live on vietnamese tv, president obama also gently but directly criticized the communist government for its shoddy ror record. that's precisely why the white house was sharply criticized for listing the ban on arms sales to vietnam before the country made any improvement to its human rights record. >> margaret brennan in ho chi minh city. thanks, margaret. a boston police officer is free of charges in the death of freddie gray.
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officernero accused of assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct. the judge found him not guilty. chip reid outside baltimore city hall with a verdict raising questions about the decision to file charges. chip, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. the judge concluded that offine played little role. he's the second of six to go to trial. the first ended in a mistrial. edward nero entered the courthouse monday unsure about his future. inside he burst into tears when judge barry williams acquitted him on all counts. the judge rejected the state's claim of recklessness and negligence saying the state has not met its burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt all elements of the crime charged. in a statementnero said his client is elated this is over. nero seen in the arrest was not charged with his death. most serious charges were assault and failing to buckle
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gray into the van where he sustained a spinal cord injury. the death sparked protests, riots and then action from the state's attorney marilyn mossby. >> we have probable cause to file criminal charges. >> reporter: monday the baltimore police union blasted the state's attorneys office saying, quote, it responded to riot and violence in baltimore by rushing to charge these officers rashly and without any meaningful investigation. >> the police union needs to shut up and let justice do its job. >> billy murphy, the attorney for freddie gray's family, said the case against the other officers, especially those involved directly in his death is far from over. >> the judge is careful to distinguish this officer's lack of culpability from any of the other officers. >> reporter: so far two of the six officers have gone to trial with no convictions. officer cesar goodson, the driver of the van that transported gray is scheduled to go to trial in about two weeks.
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he is scheduled with second degree depraved heart murder. after the riots that is the trial that has baltimore holding its collective breath. norah. >> no doubt. chip, thank you very much. supreme court giving a black man on death row a chance at a new trial. he was convicted of raping and murdering a white woman in 1987. the justices ruled 7- 1 monday that prosecutors improperly kept other plaques off the jury. they pointed to evidence on a handwritten note on a list of possible jurors, definite nos, the top five people were african-american. federal investigators want to know why a skydiving plane crashed and burst into flames friday. the crash killed all five people on board. the single engine cessna went down near kauai near port allen airport. carried a pilot, instructors and two tandem jumpers. the plane and to have engine trouble shortly after takeoff.
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expanding again, toyota recalling 1.6 million more cars to replace faulty airbag inflaters. the airbags can explode and send shrapnel into drivers and passengers. it's blamed for 11 deaths worldwide. more than 63 million vehicles by 17 automakers are affected. to see the latest model recall visit new auto crash tests find some of the best known muscle cars are, well, a little weak. testers rated chevy camaro, ford mustang and challenger, good for protecting passengers from side impacts and overlap frontal crashes. the camaro was rated low for roof strength and challenger rated the worst. the muscle cars are more likely to crash so they need the best occupant protection. tornadoes and large hail could strike in parts of the great plains. a twister touched down near oklahoma panhandle in woodward.
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no damage was reported. people in southern pennsylvania got a late taste of winter. nickel-sized hail pounded car windshields in red lion west of philadelphia. it piled up on roads and front lawns. >> all right. the remarkable feat overnight on the worlded tallest peak. we've been following it in realtime. ahead good tuesday morning. we're starting out with mostly cloudy skies around the bay area including san jose. it will be overcast for a while before the sun breaks through, and the ocean breeze will continue keeping cool in the bay area and low pressure gives us a shower chance for one more day in the north bay. mid-60s in the bay area and 62 in the city and 69 in san jose. as we head towards the holiday weekend, we'll finally begin to warm it up.
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a crucial morning in the sex assault case against bill cosby. >> ahead, ri ckki klieman on th woman who could lead to prosecution. >> the news is back here on "cbs this morning."
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ahead, the great steve martin in studio 57. he's bringing the star of his new musical, who received a tony nomination in her broadway debut. >> she's good. and remember to
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ultra-fast interne worth s of construction. good morning. it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. today, the san jose city council decides if the google's ultra fast internet is worth the headache. they would have to lay cable and fiberoptic lines through homes. and in monterey, unusually warm water is bringing crabs to the beavers but -- beaches but it's bad news for squid with restaurants having to pay twice as much to get the squid in their kitchen. >>stay with us. weather and traffic in just a moment.
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good morning, everybody. liza batallones here. still very busy traffic in pacifica where traffic lights, highway 101 at linda mar. both directions on highway 1 will be slow for you, over 1- hour delays. west 5 -- 580 is slow beyond the interexchange, and the foot of the macarthur maze, almost an hour to make the drive to the carquinas bridge. brian? wow. the sun is struggling to come out of the bay bridge. you can see on the tv screen some sun around the bay area and certainly clouds with temperatures in the mid-50s and the tiniest chance of a few shower this is afternoon and temperatures continue cool in the bay area, and we manage just the mid-60s. back inive -- in 25 with
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there's something you don't see every day. hamlet the pig. yep, his name is hamlet. got caught in a hailstorm on saturday in billings, montana. he escaped from his cage and made a run for it. >> where's he going? >> he went through the neighborhood getting pounded by the hail. no dummy, this hamlet. h sought shelter under a car. that's where his owner caught up with him and led him back to safety. hamlet said, i don't know where i'm going, but i'm getting out of here. >> what i always wonder is who's taking the pictures. >> and not helping little hamlet. they said hail is not unusual, i'm told, in the spring. i thought it was. >> so much rain too. >> not fun today in a lot of the country. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour,
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bill cosby back in court this morning. his alleged sex assault victim could be waiting for him. legal expert rikki klieman is in studio 57 to show us how cosby's defense team could challenge the woman's claims. plus, the justice department's new focus on police that kill or injure civilians. why officers have gotten the benefit of the doubt for so long and why that could be about to change. time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the new york times" says a facebook internal investigation found no evidence of systemic political bias in its trending topics. a report this month accused the social network of suppressing conservative views. in a statement yesterday, facebook announced changes, including no longer using some national news sources to boost trending topics. "the washington post" looks at a new claim that the nfl tried to incluns concussion research. the league attempted to steer research funding away from a prominent boston university researcher and tried to redirect it to members of the league's
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own committee on brain injuries. the nfl denies any suggestion of improper influence. "usa today" says sports authority has reached the end game. the sporting goods chain plans to close all 463 of its u.s. stores. going out of business sales are expected to start by friday. the company sought bankruptcy protection in march. sports authority says online shopping squeezed its profits. >> i'm sorry to see that. i like that story. >> i know. >> if i was here, i'd be there friday for the sale. >> what are you looking for? new shoes, weights. >> get a couple good deals. >> golf balls. >> i'm really sorry it's closing up. "the seattle times" says americans are kicking the smoking habit at a faster rate. new government figures show the rate of adults who smoked last year fell to 15%. that's two percentage points lower than 2014. it's the biggest one-year drop in more than 20 years. smoking is blamed for more than 480,000 deaths in this country
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every year. and "the san diego union tribune" says baseball hall of famer's family is suing a tobacco company for wrongful death. tony gwynn's widow says he got hooked on smokeless tobacco. he died in 2014 of oral and
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then-temple university employee was criminal sexual assault. cbs news legal expert rikki klieman is here. so what are we going to see in
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court today? >> well, the choice is really up to the prosecution. they can put andrea on the witness stand in order to accomplish probable cause that she was actually assaulted by mr. cosby. or because of a case in pennsylvania, they could use what we call hearsay, meaning they could call a police officer or a detective to read into evidence her report. when i thought about this yesterday, i said, well, of course they're going to call her because we want to see her and we want to the see how strong she is, and they want to put on a show. i don't mean that inappropriately. they want the world to see. as i thought about it overnight, if i were the prosecutor, i would not call her. >> why? >> because of the risks involved. the risks involved are exactly that you play into the defense attorney's hands. what does a defense lawyer want out of a preliminary hearing? defense lawyers love preliminary hearings. they get to cross-examine the
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key witness. what they get to do is to trap the witness in a statement, get the witness to commit to something that perhaps later on they might want to contradict themselves and they're stuck because it's under oath. and also to discover. that is, to find out information. why did she go back to his home after she alleges she was sexually assaulted? why did it take her a year to bring the complaint? >> well, their team says this was a consensual incident between the two of them. >> that is what they say. >> what's their strategy then? >> well, the defense strategy is certainly to say that in this consensual encounter, that the only reason that she went forward with a civil complaint a year later was in order to get money. so they really want to paint her in a very unflattering way. >> what about some of the details we learned from these 2005 and 2006 depositions about quaaludes, about sexual
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encounters with teens? pretty grisly stuff. >> grisly, yes. gruesome and plain creepy. what we find out from those kinds of admissions that were made by mr. cosby in various depositions is they'll fight about them at the trial, and they may fight about them today. >> do they want a criminal conviction because that will then make him much more vulnerable to civil suits? >> no, they want a criminal conviction because they think he deserves it. >> all right. thank you very much, rikki kki klieman's seat.
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a dramatic update this morning for you on the mt. everest climbers we've been following all month. cory richards has reached the summit of the world's tallest mountain overnight. go, cory. he and climbing companion are sharing their adventure on social media in realtime. cory's accomplishment follows the recent death of at least six other climbers. dana jacobson is here with this remarkable feat in the face of very extreme risks. >> good morning. climbing mt. everest obviously can be deadly. the bitter cold, unpredictable weather patterns, the battle against your body, and doing it all without the help of
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supplemental oxygen is for most professional climbers unthinkable. but that is just what cory richards did. >> making final decisions. we've got about four hours until we leave for the summit. >> cory richards climbed his way to the top of the world monday night, standing at 29,029 feet above sea level. >> you're a machine. you're amazing. >> the adventure photographer and professional climber reached the summit of mt. everest without the help of supplemental oxygen, a feat less than 200 others have ever accomplished. >> you know we're at 27,000 feet right now. >> climbing partner and friend adrian ballinger failed to reach the peak, forced to turn back because of cold temperatures. on everest, the separation between life and death is sometimes razor thin. >> the death zone. >> dun-dun-dun. >> exactly. as you go higher, your body just simply can't regenerate. every minute spent above that altitude puts you, without
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trying to be too dramatic here, puts you closer to death. the margin for error drops to zero. if you screw up, you die. >> at 5 1/2 miles above the earth, the atmosphere thins and oxygen levels are significantly lower. only about a third of what you'd find at sea level. doing anything is exhausting. >> making my way slowly uphill. >> throughout their journey, they've been sharing their adventure to the top of the world on the social media app snapchat. >> the old saying is going up is optional, coming down is mandatory. that's rule number one. snapping, number two. >> cory richards made it down from the summit to a lower camp earlier this month, reunited with adrian. the two are expected to make their way back down the mountain together today, actually get to advance base camp at 6400 meters. now, again, adrian, who had the darker hair, had summited six times before with oxygen. this was cory's first ever summit and did it without using supplemental oxygen.
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>> bravo to cory, but you've got to feel for adrian. how close did he get? >> less than a quarter of a mile. we were doing the math. but he knew that he had to be true to himself and to his body and pay attention to that. >> yeah, be safe. >> that's a smart decision by him. >> very smart decision. >> he told his dad he wasn't going to make any foolish choices. that's good. >> the mountain will be there. >> that's right. it's a great story. >> thank you so much, dana. the world's first surviving septuplets share another big moment ahead. seven brothers and sisters in the mccaughey family take the stage and prepare for new chapters in their lives. oh, my gosh. just got the goose bumps. look at them graduating. >> i remember when they were born. >> it's 7:47. time to check your local weather. ,, good tuesday morning. we're starting out with mostly cloudy skies in the bay area including san jose. it should be overcast for a while before the sun breaks through and the ocean breeze continues keeping us cool over
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good morning, everybody. liza batallones here. slow traffic for 101 to and through the peninsula. northbound, expect delays leaving the 92 interchange through san mateo. there was an earlier accident, 280 northbound at millbrae, and highway 1 in pacifica has been a problem. the traffic lights are still out at linda mar, causing delays in both directions of highway 1. meantime, heading towards the altamont pass, the problems continue because of an earlier accident west 580. brian? liza, a relatively easy job compared to traffic. looking at san jose, a chance of blue and 58 degrees right now and the forecast highs, we'll find them in the mid-60s today and take heart. later in the week, we'll warm it up, and we'll be near 80 again inland and with a chance
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good morning to our viewers in the west. is a tuesday, may 24th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more questions for donald trump about his fundraising for veterans and his potential running mates. here are today's eye opener at 8:00. lines across this country back a black eye across the country. >> conflicting information about the forensic information adding to the confusion today in cairo. >> the clinton campaign's first big attack against donald trump.
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>> most republicans are falling in line behind trump and getting more support for the party's biggest donor. >> the office says that ro played a little role in the arrest and death -- >> the department of justice launched investigations into police tactics. >> do they want a criminal conviction because that would make him more vulnerable? >> no, because they think he deserves it. >> doing it all without the help of supplemental oxygen. the white house went into lock down after several balloons floated on to the white house lawn yesterday. even worse, bernie sanders house was attached to them. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. the presidential race is starting to focus on 375 pledged
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delegates up for grabs in california. one of six states that will vote two weeks from today. with so many at take, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are spending a lot of time there. >> in santa monica, sanders criticized clinton not committing to another debate. sanders was asked if he thinks the democratic convention will be messy. >> so what, democracy is messy. every day of my life is messy. if you want things to just be quiet, that's not what democracy is about. >> bernie sanders says his campaign is bringing in political newcomers and the democratic party should embrace them. >> hillary clinton and her campaign are looking past bernie sanders and attacking trump. >> trump economics is a recipe for lower wages and fewer jobs.
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he could bankrupt america like he bankrupted companies. how can anyone lose money running a casino, really? >> bill clinton called trump's position on muslim americans "a disgrace." >> california suffered the most recent terrorist incident in san bernardino. those people were converted over social media. he can build his little wall along the mexican border. every plane the air force has in the air. you cannot keep out social media. that is why we need to embrace our fellow americans who are muslims and love freedom and hate terror and want to be part of this country. they should be here. trump posted this video on instagram that focuses on unproven sexual assault charges against the former president. he says he would wrath ver a
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policy deba -- rather have a policy debate. >> they're being nasty and i'm just responding. >> he pushed back on skeletons from his own past. allegations of him pretending to be his own publicist. you're going so low to talk about something that took place 25 years ago, let's get on to more current subjects. >> cbs this morning looking at donald trump's net worth. what he says about it and what others reported. on monday we looked at his 2006 lawsuit against a biographer. he was questioned about exaggerating his reality. >> trump said his brand was worth $3.3 billion. but last year forbes magazine estimated it to be far lower at $125 million. hillary clinton is making trump's financial affairs a focus of her campaign.
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why so many discrepancies about a man's wealth coming from financial institution togs which he applied for credit. >> i think you to look at the american success story. a person that borrowed a million dollars and grew it to a $10 billion asset or more. if he sold it off, it would be -- >> the question is not if she successful in business, the question is what he says or what the financial institutions say. >> in the properties and cashes he owned. >> he had $557 million in income last year. he just filed the largest personal disclosure statement in the history of our country. here is the problem with the statement. when you look at trump tower, a massive building here, the sopgs to say it is worth more than $50
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million. the building across the street sold for $1.8 billion. he can't say that building is worth $2 billion or more, you just say $50 million but that is not a true accounting. >> one way to account for your wealth is your tax returns. >> it shows what your income is. he showed what his income is $557 million last year. he has massive cash flow, very little debt, less than 2% or 3% of his net. look at the properties he owns -- >> but we keep hearing about the property he owns, but your tax returns show what you pay in taxes, what you make in charitable contributions. >> as a businessman to his family and corporation, he pays the smallest amount of taxes possible which i think the american people understand. every deduction possible, he fights for every single dollar. that's the mind-set you want to bring --
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>> no one begrudges that. it's not the issue of how much she deducting, the question is transparency on a man who is one of the two people most likely to become president. >> the taxs are in a routine audit right now. as your legal counsel, i would never allow you to release them until the routine irs is done. this is the fault of the irs. once the audit is done -- >> the irs says -- >> there is no legal obligation. when you release them and the irs and everyone else has the ability to scrutinize them. let them for their work and when that is done he will release it. >> within a day? >> as soon as it done. >> you know prump's tax attorney says they have taxes from 2002 and 2008, the audits are done, it has been clear. why not release the tax return
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from from those dates? >> there is nothing to see from 2002, 2003, and 2004. you're wondering what his tax rate is. it is as low as possible. the issue is that all of those other subjects, once they are done, he will release them. >> i guess the issue is that trump had been publicly insistent that mitt romney release his taxes. he said it's a great thing when you can show that you've been successful and that you made a lot of money into will it show that it is smaller? >> no, and mitt romney release ad summary of his taxes back in february until he was pressured to get them done. and harry reid went on the floor and forced mitt romney to put
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them out. they were not under audit at the time. but it was revealing. they showed his lower tax rate. they showed he had some off shore accounts. >> mr. trump is proud to pay a lower tax rate. >> let us now how low it is. i want to know too, i want to know how he does it. >> you need to fight for every dollar to fight for the business and put it back into jocks. > mitt romney said there is, in his judgments, something to hide. >> mitt romney is a failed presidential candidate on two occasions. he wants in the race so badly and then realized he could not win. he had the opportunity, he disappeared for the last three weeks. he went to build an eight-car garage at his malibu home.
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donald trump embraces it. >> take mitt romney out of it. people say people who have nothing to hide hide nothing. that goes to the question of transparency, number one. isn't trump asking vp candidates to provide their own tax returns? >> we have showed over 500 business interests that he has. it's available any where you want, half a billion a year in income. great cash flow, low debt. i don't know what you think you will learn, once the irs is done he will release the taxes. >> when are you hearing they're done. >> that is the irs. you have seen the challenges that the irs is fated with. >> we have not asked for any extensions, and when it comes to the personal financial disclosure statement. bernie has a one-day document.
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>> this is the irs, when will you finish the audit. >> you have more power than i do, that's for certain, if you can get them to move. >> that is a fair question. he says once it is finished, he will release the returns. >> but the irs says an audit does not prevent you have releasing them. >> it could change or not change based on the irs findings does not make any sense. get them to finish the work. you can go get it done and -- >> can i ask you about a pledge that trump made publicly to support our veterans. he skipped a debate and said i would rather raise money for our veterans. he said it would be $6 million. you said it only netted $4.5 million. we reached out to the people who said they would pledge money, it is less than that. what is the current amount donated to veterans. >> it's not less than that. we said by memorial day, all of the money will be distributed.
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he is donating $1 million through his personal accounts, and he is showing that $4.5 million have already been attributed. this was not an obligation he had. this is something he did to help the veterans -- >> but to clarify this matter and set it straight, will he release where he is giving that million dollars too? what organization? >> i will ask him to do that, but he took $1 million out of his account and gave it to veterans. >> where are you in terms of picking a vp candidate? >> one salesperson going to pick the candidate and his name is donald trump. >> he share itd it with you, corey -- >> who is on the short list? >> here is the --
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>> we spoke to senator corker yesterday, they agreed on many issues moving forward on foreign policy -- >> are you vetting senator corker for a vice presidential possibility? >> here is what the decision comes down to. mr. trump will pick the person who is best to partner with him to get his legislative agenda through congress. >> but it will be someone from washington likely? he wants someone that knows government and has been in government? >> i think someone with federal elective experience so they can make sure they get his agenda done. reduces taxes, creating a better economy, renegotiating our bad trade deals. >> he want as political insider. >> it is already a nasty campaign -- >> aren't they all? >> but this seems to go to new
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depths. will it go deeper in terms of personal character assassination regardless of who the candidate is? republican or democrat? >> this is clear since june 16th of last year. when someone attacked donald trump, he responds in kind, maybe times ten. he is authentic and genuine. like every other politician in the race. from the democrats to the republicans that attack him, he will not let these attacks pass. he will engage and engage harder than they're used to. and the american people want a fighter. someone that will assistant upd for us. that's what i think the american people want, and that is what donald trump brings. >> the last word at
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steve martin is here. and guess what, that's his banjo. he brought it with him. we're going to talk with him about his new broadway musical that's been nominated for five tony awards. >> with his leading lady. >> steve martin ahead on "cbs this morning." when you've been making delicious natural cheese for over 100 years like kraft has, you learn a lot about people's tastes. honey, what do you want for dinner tonight? oh, whatever you're making. cheesy chipotle pork quesadillas? mmmm... ravioli lasagna bake? yeah, i don't know... grilled white chicken... grab something rich, sharp and creamy. triple cheddar stuffed sliders. sold! we aim to cheese! kraft natural cheese: we make cheese for how you love cheese. britta olsen is my patient. i spend long hours with her checking her heart rate, administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark,
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you know that doesn't sound anything like chewbacca, right? it doesn't sound like chewbacca. >> i got to disagree. >> thank you. thank you, j.j. i appreciate that. >> j.j., what are you doing here? >> i've been here the whole time. can i give you one director's note? do you mind? >> no. >> it's less like this. and it's more like this. >> chewbacca mom candace payne keeps on laughing. j.j. abrams joined "the late late show" last night. it's the most-watched facebook live video in history. it has more than 140 million views, and everybody wants to talk to candace payne. she says, i got to go to hair and makeup, i don't even know what that means. one college janitor didn't miss a spot when he got the
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kind of like our little living room. otherwise known as our toyota greenroom. >> look who it is. >> not quite green. >> and you are who? >> steve martin. carmen cusack. >> and what do you do? >> i don't know him. >> but you're on broadway.
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>> i'm on broadway. so is carmen. >> terrific play. city council decides if go's ultra-fast woh the headaches of constructi. it's 8:25. time for some news headlines. i'm kenny choi? > today san jose counsel decides if google's ultrafast internet is worth the cost of construction laying cable and fiberoptic to homes. patches of grass in dolores park can be reserved. rather than sign up and pay a fee up to $260 plus a security deposit. coming up on "cbs this morning" steve martin is here to talk about his new musical. traffic and weather in just a moment. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. liza battalones here. if you are heading for the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic has been stacked up from beyond the 880 overcrossing. the metering lights are on. traffic continues sluggish across the bridge into the city. almost 50 minutes between the carquinez bridge to the maze. meantime, leaving tracy, traffic has been bumper-to- bumper because of earlier problems. still very slow from beyond the 205 interchange approaching the livermore valley. use ace train to get around some of the delays. they are on schedule. however, in pacifica, highway 1
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at linda mar the traffic lights are out and the chp has issued a "sig alert." it will be repaired around 11 a.m. good morning, we're starting out with mostly leaden overcast around the bay area. that's going to change. later in the day we'll get a little more sun, maybe a few showers coming down as we look over the bay right now. you see the clouds up top. ocean breeze continues today that onshore flow is going to keep us nice and mild. chance of midday showers especially in the north bay. and we get a mostly cloudy start. finally warms up later in the week though but for today, we continue unusually cool and mild. but in the extended forecast, as we get toward the weekend, the numbers begin to warm to near 80 degrees inland by friday and after the chance of showers today, we will dry it out right through the weekend. ,,,,,,,,
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nice. in heels. >> ivanka trump golfs in style. there were no cleats in sight when she teed off yesterday at trump national golf club in new jersey. it's going to host the u.s. women's open next year. she said pros gave her pointers about smashing a drive. >> what do you think she's wearing, norah o'donnell? >> i know. >> ivanka trump head to toe. >> exactly. she puts on her cute ivanka trump bag. >> always a good looking bag. >> now she has a golf wear line. she can golf in her dresses. >> it's coming. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, steve martin is here in studio 57. he's got a banjo in there somewhere along with carmen cusack, who's his leading lady.
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hi, steve and carmen. can they lead a revolution against "hamilton" at the tonys next month? plus, graduation day honors a father's determination. a new jersey janitor put his kids through school for next to nothing. how his ambitious plan paid off. what an incredible story ahead. right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. "the philadelphia inquirer" looks at a growing battle over beverages. philly is the latest city considering a sugar tax on soft drinks. the mayor wants to add a 3 cent per ounce fee on items like soda, flavored water, sports, drinks, and some juice. that means a 20-ounce bottle of soda could run you 60 cents more. britain's "guardian" says rory mcilroy admits he's concerned about the zika virus at the summer olympics. he may reconsider playing for ireland at the games. 27-year-old mcilroy said he and his fiance may consider starting a family in the next couple
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years. he says he's monitoring the outbreak. i missed he was engaged. >> i did too. >> i missed that too. okay. >> i did too. >> i was looking at you for guidance. >> but now we can say congratulations. "the new york post"" says that facebook has apologized for banning an ad featuring a plus-size woman. it shows model tess holliday posing. facebook said the ad depicted the body in an undesirable manner. the social network reviewed its decision and reversed it. the duke and duchess of cambridge made an appearance at the chelsea flower show. other royals stopped by to smell the roses. queen elizabeth made her 51st appearance at the event, which is held every year. look how beautiful those blooms are. and "the new york times" says broadway had another smash
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season. more than 13.3 million tickets were sold during the season that ended on sunday. theaters took in more than $1.3 billion. broadway gives credit to diverse shows like "hamilton" and a rise in tourism as well. >> here's another suggestion for the grammy and emmy winner co-wrote the new musical called "bright star" with singer/songwriter edie brickell. ♪ and it's actress carmen cusack making her broadway debut. this show is nominated for five tonies. steve martin and carmen cusack
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join us at the take to discuss. >> we have lots of questions. >> i promise you, i will release my tax return off the tonys but not before. >> so right after the tonys, you'll give your taxes. >> absolutely. >> and what is your effective tax rate? >> oh, i can't reveal that right now. i think it's less than 1%. >> you're not being audited. >> not being audited, no. now i am, now that i said that. >> if you're looking for a vp candidate, jouust throwing it o there. can i just say congratulations. i was there on sunday. i'm telling you, steve and carmen, i go, oh, boy, there's going to be banjos. but i tell you, by the time -- two minutes in, you take the audience's heart, you grab it, and keep us in your embrace the whole time. i love, love, love this. >> thank you so much. we're telling a story, a hypothetical story but a story based on a true event. >> so you read a newspaper article? >> yes, edie brickell discovered a newspaper article from 1904
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about a baby that had been thrown from a train in a suitcase and lived and was discovered. our play, musical, tells the story of what possibly could have happened after. >> so how did you find the lady on your left? >> carmen is a true discovery. she sent in a cd of an audition, and we didn't know even where it came from. i think from san diego or los angeles. >> l.a. just did it in my house. well, apartment in l.a. silver lake. >> were you auditioning for this role? >> whatever she did, it was right. >> i auditioned for the role. they threw me a couple scenes. one when she's 16 and one when she's 38. i just knew what exactly what i wanted to do quite immediately. i felt like i knew this character immediately. >> but carmen, he calls you the find of a lifetime. wow. >> it really is because this
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process has been going on for four years. you first have a reading. we thought, she's good, let's hire her. but you don't know if someone is going to last and sustain for the next four years through every iteration of the musical. >> it was like a four-year audition. >> yeah. >> and you've been with it since the beginning, since the first reading. >> yes. >> so what was your impression of steve martin? >> oh, just incredibly -- >> difficult? >> yes. >> i'm here. watch it. >> i caught on very quickly that he's all about just doing good work. he seemed very open, very warm, and incredibly sensitive. he would watch every little movement in your face, and if you felt that a line wasn't working, he would pretty much immediately catch on just by a little quirk in my face or something. he would know. you're just incredibly sensitive that way. >> you've been playing the banjo since, what, 17, 18 years old? >> yeah. >> have you long wanted to create a musical on broadway? >> no.
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this really came about because -- well, i did, actually. discussion with edie that we really liked the musicals we were raised on and how much they affected our lives in a positive way. we felt our songs that we write together are melodic. i don't want to say memorable in the sense that you can hum them fter you hear them. we just started doing it. >> what do you like about the banjo, steve? >> a lot of people have a bad view of the banjo. they think it's one thing. the banjo can be quite melancholy, as you can hear in the songs. it evokes something to americans, i feel, something they sense that's a part of them when they really hear it played in the way that, you know, i like to hear it. i mean, you know, there's the documentary about the civil war. they used a lot of banjo in that. it's very evocative.
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>> is it a hard thing to do night after night after night, carmen? it's a very emotional play. it's funny, it's emotional, and it's also very sad at points. >> well, i find with some shows, you need to pace yourself. you need to kind of just know where your feeling is so you can get the next one out. with this, i have to let the ride just take me where it's going to take me. the more you fight it, the harder it is. so i just let it just stay present in the moment. bit end of it, i kind of feel revived because it's like after having a big cry and then all the sudden you start laughing at the end. i hope that's how the audience goes out. >> i read you say you connect with this role more than any other that you've played. why? >> well, the other role she played was a witch, wasn't it? >> you don't want to paint yourself green anymore like in "wicked." >> yeah, i connect with this role on a couple -- in a couple ways. my mother had me when she was 16. that was an issue that had to be dealt with.
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she grew up in a very religious background, and there was a lot of, you know, discussion on what they should do with this unborn child. but here i am, and thank goodness. she went through this whole terrible situation at 16 years old. that's what i had to go through. >> and she's nominated for best actress. >> amazing. back when i was younger, it was a scandal. now they're having baby showers for people who are having babies at 16. >> steve, you define yourself more as a musician, comedian, writer, an actor? >> i would say writer/comedian. i still love doing comedy. i do a show with marty short. we tour around the country. we love to do that. just loving jokes and loving our rapport with each other. writing is the fundamental thing that feeds off everything. >> what a treat you were on sunday. think of this weekend for a second. saturday i went to -- friday the bad boy reunion and jay-z
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surprised us on stage. sunday i'm sitting there and you come out and the audience literally gasps. you came out after intermission and just started playing. >> i play with the band at intermission, as often as i can. out of eight shows, i can do maybe five a week. >> wow. >> like i say, it's the biggest reward for the least work i've ever done. i play for two minutes, and i get a nice applause. >> more than nice applause. >> you play the banjo almost every day of your life? >> almost, i'd say, yeah. >> any movies coming up? >> yes, i did a movie with ang lee called "billy lynn's long halftime walk." i haven't seen any footage, but it's a drama and it's in 3d. ang lee had this whole theory about the audience participating in dramatic scenes because you're so -- when you see a close-up, my face is like this. >> did ang lee do "crouching tiger"? >> yes, he did. >> can we say bravo to edie
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brickell? the two of you working together seems like such an effortless, joyous collaboration. >> she is fantastic. >> carmen, you have the most beautiful voice. >> thank you so much. it's fun singing this music. >> highly, highly recommended. i'd see it again. >> please do. >> we'll get you a ticket. >> thank you, steve. >> thank you very much. thanks for having us. >> congratulations on all the tony nominations. "bright star" is playing now on broadway. coming up, a college janitor becomes the big man on campus, at least in the eyes of his kids. up next, his strategy that led to five
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a follow-up this morning to an incredible story steve hartman shared on friday. a massachusetts janitor put all five of his kids through college. the one he works for. they did not spend a time on tuition, largely because of his devotion. steve shows how the last of the children celebrated a day of pomp and circumstance. >> reporter: it was a moment 22 years in the making. as fred walked his daughter alicia to the graduation podium. >> this degree is being
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presented by her father, the custodial department of boston college. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: alicia is not his first kid to graduate from boston college. far from it. in fact, all five of his kids have graduated from bc. which is one of the most prestigious universities in the country. and to think, all that remarkable success from this one humble beginning. >> i love being here. >> reporter: fred works overnights as a janitor at bc, and over the years, he's parlayed this relatively low-paying job into a gold mine. thanks to a university policy that says if you work here, your kids can go here for free, assuming they're accepted, which is not easy. and yet, back in '98, his oldest daughter amy became the first to get in. >> she broke down crying, and i broke down crying. we hugged each other, and
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there's pictures of my house in that. this is the acceptance letter. >> reporter: he still keeps the letter on his wall. >> seeing that made it all worthwhile. >> reporter: it hangs here in the dining room, next to the one his son got a few years later, and his other son. in fact, today his house is pretty much wallpapered in boston college acceptance letters as each and every kid eventually got in. >> he really opened the opportunity for us. >> it was never a question of if we would go to college or not. we will go to college, and that's what he instilled in us. >> reporter: the kids say dad and mom didn't pressure them to succeed. they just set the expectation and provided the means. no matter what it took. >> you live for your kids so they can have a better life than i had. >> reporter: fred insists his kids are now all smarter than he is, but you have to wonder. over the past two decades, fred has taken boston college for nearly $700,000 worth of free
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tuition, which makes him no dummy. [ cheers and applause ] i'm guessing his final daughter's graduation is a relief to the school. but not to fred, who says these college years flew by too fast. >> i was 44 at the time. now i'm 62. it's like, wow. you know? >> you glad it's over? >> no, no. no. >> reporter: when it comes to kids, watching them reach the top is definitely a reward. but fred says climbing the ladder with them is even better. even if you have to vacuum the steps along the way. for cbs this morning, i'm steve hartman in boston. >> i saw that show first friday, and to see it again, it's equally powerful. >> still chokes you up. tuition is $65,000 a year. imagine what he's done for his children. >> fred's been working since he
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was 14 years old. he didn't get the chance to go to college himself. he's given them the greatest gift. >> what a testament to boston college. and to his kids. bravo. tomorrow on "cbs this morning," mark phillips takes us on a journey to an island far, far away. >> it's a place that looks like it's on the edge of the world, whose mystery has drawn visitors since the dawn of time and still does today. some have even come from outer space. after "star wars," will it ever be the same? tomorrow on "cbs this morning." ,
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well, what an interesting morning. from donald trump's campaign manager to steve martin. >> and carmen. who's not related to the cusack family. >> so be suren for
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of demolition gets under way today, on the old eastern sn of the bay bridge. a giant carefully it's 8:55. i'm kenny choi. the next phase of demolition gets under way today on the old eastern span of the bay bridge. a giant 504-foot truss will be carefully lowered on barges which will take the piece to the port of oakland. the job is expected to take two days. the group save oakland sports is stepping up efforts to keep the warriors in the city. warriors ownership wants to leave oakland for a new arena being planned in san francisco. but oakland basketball fans are still holding out hope. a rally and play-off game viewing party today will be held today at the new parkway theater. good morning. we are starting out with mostly cloudy skies around the bay area. a little bit of drizzle by the
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shoreline but the -- we have increasing sunshine toward the afternoon hours. looking over san francisco, you can see the low clouds and high up atop the pacific coast we have high pressure building in by the weekend. but today, we get a little shot of showers coming into the north bay after midday today. won't amount to much but it's a possibility. so to sum it up, we have mostly cloudy start to our tuesday morning. a slight chance of an afternoon shower. we also have sunshine coming out later in the day. and then finally it will warm up later in the week. forecast highs for the day today, mid-60s around much of the bay area. a little warmer in the east bay. standard forecast, 80 degrees by the time we head toward the weekend. things will dry out after today. sunday near 80. that's weather. traffic after a break.
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good morning. i'm liza battalones very heavy traffic heading across the san mateo bridge westbound 92 at hesperian. there is an accident right now in the hayward side. you can see traffic very slow on the bridge as well for that westbound direction heading towards foster city. eastbound is wide open. again, long delays for that westbound san mateo bridge. you may want to take the dumbarton bridge instead. and over at the bay bridge toll plaza the metering lights are still on. traffic is backed up from the foot of the maze. we have not had any major accidents or issues for the bay bridge commute. and headed for the tracie area, still long delays continue with the 45-minute backup leaving tracy towards the altamont
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