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2-year-old lane graves whose little body was pulled from a lake at disney world after an alligator snatched him from his father's arms. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. the massacre in orlando spurred one frustrated democratic lawmaker to demand action on gun control. senator chris murphy of connecticut started his filibuster yesterday morning. continued through the night, lasting nearly 15 hours, and it ended early this morning. >> i've had enough of the ongoing slaughter of innocents, and i've had enough of inaction in this body. >> reporter: in the wake of the orlando shooting and invoking the sandy hook elementary shooting, murphy want action on two fronts -- a ban on the sales of guns to people the government
suspects of being terrorists. >> our thoughts and prayers are no longer enough. >> reporter: orlando gunman omar mateen legally bought guns even though he had been on and off the terror watch list twice. >> when you attack one american, you attack us all. >> reporter: currently it's illegal for felons, fugitives, illegal immigrants, or juveniles to buy guns, but not suspected terrorists. democrats are also calling for universal background checks for gun buyers. >> we've been bystanders in this body. we've been bystanders in this nation as this carnage of gun violence has gone from one tragedy to the next. >> reporter: it's been nearly ten years since 32 people were killed boy a gunman at virginia tech. and that was the last time congress made any significant change to federal gun laws. >> it is so damaging to this country to leave people exposed to this potential terror, but it
is also damaging to the reputation of this body which is about as low as you can get. >> reporter: members of both parties want a solution. >> let's get to work here. let's sit down together and figure out how we achieve this because i think everybody ought to be in agreement in principle. we don't want terrorists to be able to walk into a gun store and buy a gun. >> senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says that he may be open to serious suggestions on gun control. earlier efforts to create a compromise appeared to have collapsed. and we will talk with senator chris murphy about his efforts toward gun control. that is coming up on "cbs this morning." the debate over gun control has been a key issue on the campaign trail. the democrats have an unlikely ally, donald trump, who says he's ready to consider stricter laws. the republican majority in the congress of the suds a wholly owned subsidiary of the
national rifle association. >> reporter: donald trump tweeted that he wants to meet with the house to discuss the issue. house republicans in favor of the bill say it could make a difference. >> if donald trump gets involved, that could give enough republicans cover to at least allow it to come to the house for a vote. >> reporter: hillary clinton is calling on congress to go a step further, she wants to reinstate the assault weapons ban, signed into law by her husband in 1994 and expired in 2004. a new cbs news poll shows growing support to ban assault weapons, up 13 points since last december. >> we do need to stop terrorists from getting their hands on the tools to carry out attacks so easily. >> hillary clinton essentially wants to abolish the second amendment. it is under siege, and we're going to protect it. >> reporter: adam may for cbs news, the white house. the orlando gunman, omar mateen, apparently made a series of facebook posts before and during his attack. in one he raged against the filthy ways of the west.
cbs news has learned mateen's wife bought ammunition with him and possibly cased the club with him, as well. and president obama will visit orlando today. kenneth craig is in orlando. good morning, kenneth. >> reporter: good morning to you. this is just one of the many memorials across the city. and the city hurting in ways that are difficult to put into words. later the president will let orlando know it's not alone. fbi investigators are methodically piecing together omar mateen's movements leading up to the deadly shooting rampage inside the pulse nightclub in orlando. a former co-worker said mateen was a ticking time bomb. >> omar was a deeply disturbed man. he was full of hate. full of rage. >> reporter: in an ominous facebook post minutes before the attack, the shooter wrote, "you kill innocent women and children by doing u.s. air strikes. now taste the islamic state
vengeance." cbs news sources say mateen's wife, noor salman, knew her husband was planning the attack. she also drove with him to stake out the gay club. >> at the end of all of our interviews, however long it takes, if someone is to be charged in this investigation, we will bring them to just. >> reporter: president obama and vice president biden will arrive in orlando later today meet with survivors, first responders, and families of the victims killed in the attack. the first funeral service for one of the shooting victims was held yesterday. in orlando, family and friends remembered 40-year-old javier jorge reyes. those who knew him called him a fun, free spirit. dozens gathered across the street to show support. one held a sign that said, "orlando loves you." during my time here i met a man who lives just four doors down from pulse. he told me sometimes he used to be annoyed by the loud noise and sounds coming from the club. he told me last night if he had one wish, it would be to hear
that all over again. >> i can only imagine. kenneth craig in orlando, thank you very much. also out of the orlando area, an autopsy will be performed on 2-year-old lane graves. he is the little boy who was dragged from a walt disney world beach by an alligator. search crews found his body yesterday in it six feet of water not far from where he was last seen. we have the report. >> reporter: after mounting a massive search by air and along the shore, authorities say the body of a toddler snatched by an alligator at a disney resort has been found. >> there's no question in my mind that the child was drowned by the alligator. >> reporter: investigators say the child, lane graves of elk horn, nebraska, was with his parent and sibling playing in shallow lake water at the grand floridian when the alligator attacked. the boy's father tried desperately to fight off the
alligator but could not save him. >> of course the family was distraught, but also i believe somewhat relieved that we were able to find their son with his body intact. >> reporter: the sheriff said it was a tough message to deliver to the family. he was asked to pass on their thanks. >> they do appreciate all of the prayers that have gone forward. >> reporter: the search for the alligator will continue. >> there is a good chance we already have the alligator. we're going to go through the process and forensics and make certain. if we can't get a certain match, we'll continue to look for alligators. >> reporter: no swimming signs were posted in the area of the attack. many are questioning whether more needs to be done to prevent this from happening again. cbs news, lake buena vista, florida. so far five alligators were found in the seven seas lagoon and euthanized. the captain leading the fight against a california wildfire says the blaze has blown up. the sherpa fire is now scorching nearly two square miles in a canyon north of santa barbara.
the fire is out of control as it moves southeast toward the ocean. the fire broke out early yesterday afternoon. the nearby freeway is closed, and evacuation orders went out to ranches and campgrounds in the area. the governor of new mexico declared a state of emergency as an out-of-control wildfire gained ground and forced evacuations. the so-called doghead fire is burning in the mountains southeast of albuquerque. it began tuesday afternoon and quickly spread. at least 2,000 acres have burned. the national guard has been put on standby. egyptian officials say they have located the main wreckage from the egyptair plane that crashed in the mediterranean last month. the wreckage is located between the greek island of crete and egyptian coast in about 10,000 feet of water. 66 people died in the crash. until now only small pieces of the plane have been recovered. the cause of the crash has yet to be determined. and coming up on the
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a woman grieving for an orlando shooting victim received an outpouring of support while heading for his funeral on jetblue. flight attendants asked passengers to cnsole the grandmother of luis omar culpa. one of the attendants tells what happened on facebook. "as we deplaned, every single person stopped to offer their condolences. some just said they were sorry, some touched her hand, some hugged her, some cried with her. but every single person stopped to speak to her." a courtroom got a rare look at amputee runner oscar
pistorius without his prosthetic legs. and key testimony from a medical examiner in the freddie gray case. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." the "baltimore sun" reports the closing of the case against the police officer in the death of freddie gray. prosecutors say he gave gray a rough ride in a police van last year. the medic who treated gray testified yesterday that she questioned the methods of the arresting officers, adding an expletive. >> the fact that she sort of said what the "f" have you done i don't think should be presumed in any way to mean they had done something. >> gray died of a broken neck several days after his arrest. goodson's lawyers will open their defense this morning. "usa today" reports a dramatic courtroom demonstration by olympian oscar pistorius in his murder case. he removed his prosthetic legs yesterday to show a south african judge his vulnerability without them. pistorius killed his girlfriend in 2013 saying he thought she was an intruder. he will be sentenced july 6th.
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the fed raised rates for the first time in a decade last december. stocks on wall street lower for the fifth straight day. traders are keeping close tabs on next week's vote in britain on whether to leave the european uni union. the dow dropped 34, the s&p fell 3, the nasdaq finished 8 points lower. the electric carmaker tesla is opening a store inside nordstrom. the new outpost is a 400 square-foot area at nordstrom at a high-end shopping mall in los angeles. the store is staffed by tesla employees. tesla sells its cars directly to the public instead of through a group of independent dealerships. some states have laws that prevent automakers from selling cars directly. spacex says its falcon 9 rocket crashed while trying to land because of an engine problem. the rocket crashed wednesday while trying to land on an ocean barge. it had just launched two satellites from cape canaveral. the crash comes after three successful landings. spacex is working to reuse boosters to save money. >> too bad.
they were on a roll. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot. still ahead, led zeppelin takes the stand. guitarist jimmy page testifies in a copyright case over the "stairway to heaven" rif. guitarist jimmy page testifies in a copy right case over the "stairway to heaven" rif. right now at kohl's... take 25% off nike apparel, shoes and accessories for the whole family! everyone gets kohl's cash too! plus - yes2you rewards members earn double points on nike purchases! this week only! now that's the good stuff. kohl's.
what was found in a backgrod check that made city leaders change their minds. plus, the first of orlando shooting victims is laid tot ... as the president and vi president make their way to florida to pay their respec. and a marathon sesson on the senate floor... as democrats demand a vote on gun control following the shooting rampe in orlando. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:3 good morning. it's thursday, june 16th. ,$8drw
here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ ♪ there is discord, if you will, in a los angeles court over a song. a lawsuit says led zeppelin's iconic "stairway to heaven" is a rip-off. here's carter evans. >> reporter: dressed in a suit with his hair pulled back, rocker jimmy page took the stand in his own defense this afternoon claiming it was only two years ago when he first heard the song he and robert
plant are accused of plagiarizing in 1971. ♪ at stake, whether led zeppelin stole that famous "stairway to heaven" opening rif from a lesser known band named spirit and their song "taurus." ♪ now listen to "stairway to heaven" again. ♪ spirit's guitarist, known as randy california, first released "taurus" in 1968. an attorney representing his estate claims page and plant heard the tune while the two bands played the same venues in the late '60s. ♪ attorneys for led zeppelin say the ten-second rif in question is rooted in a familiar chord progression that goes back hundreds of years. this piece by italian composer giovanni granata is from the 17th century. ♪ larry eiser is a copyright
attorney. >> you've got to remember there's only 12 notes in a music scale. and there's only a certain number of genres. it's almost impossible to not be influenced by what came before you. ♪ >> reporter: the lawsuit comes on the heels of another controversial decision that rocked the music industry last year when a judge awarded marvin gaye's family $7.4 million, saying musicians robin thicke and pharrell williams' "got to give it up." ♪ "stairway to heaven" has earned an estimated $550 million. randy california's estate want a portion of that and future royalties. the trial is expected to take a week, and led zeppelin's robert plant is also expected to testify. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles.
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here's another look at this morning's top stories -- an autopsy will be performed on the body of the 2-year-old boy who was snatched by an alligator at disney world. lane graves' body was found yesterday not far from where he was last seen on the beach of disney's flagship resort. officials stay appear the alligator dropped the boy to deeper water and drowned him. the orlando gunman, omar mateen, made a series of facebook posts before and during his attack. in one he raged against the filthy ways of the west. cbs news has learned mateen's wife bought ammunition with him and possibly cased the club with him, as well. president obama will visit orlando today.
the emotional healing process in the aftermath of the orlando massacre is taking shape in many forms. dr. jon lapook has more. >> reporter: in a small house in downtown orlando -- >> good afternoon -- >> reporter: healing starts with a call for help at an lgbt resource center. >> any other questions? >> reporter: it's also in the work of a performer called blue star. reeling from news of a friend's death but continuing to offer support from her theater headquarters. >> providing love. anything that we can do to ensure that someone makes it through this day and that when they wake up tomorrow they know they have a safe place to go. >> reporter: and for people like aaron hernandez, healing begins with a vigil for those who were lost. why did you come here today? >> to celebrate my friends. i lost five of them. >> reporter: oh, my. >> i think that the best way for me to get better is to be surrounded with people that i
love. >> reporter: since 9/11, research has taught mental health experts that the best medicine immediately following traumatic events is not having people relive the events in their minds but instead making them feel safe, calm, and connected to others. all around this grieving city, there are signs of healing. >> when you wake up in the morning and it's your family, it's your community, unless people experience it you can never explain to them how deep the cut actually is. >> reporter: how does the cut heal? >> i don't know. >> reporter: no one knows, but this is how it begins. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, orlando. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," questions over the distribution of donations for the victims of the orlando massacre. a lot of money has been raised. plus, veteran sideline reporter craig sager on working his very first nba final tonight as he battles cancer. and a rowing renaissance. a look at the rising popularity
cover. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. good morning. time now 4:30. let's check traffic and weather starting with roberta. >> it's started off very interesting when you said june 16 because it looks more like april. i'm going with showers today. it looks like that out the door right now. our live hi-def doppler not picking up anything but upstream we are picking up light snow in the mount shasta area but again locally you don't need the umbrella out the door but you might want to carry it for later on this morning. temperatures currently in the 50s, approaching 60, milder this morning than 24 hours ago. the winds are relaxing. temperatures later today 64 to 74 degrees. we have your full forecast coming up. i'll tell you how much rain to expect. here's gianna. >> good morning. roadwork along the bay bridge eastbound the lower deck center anchorage to yerba buena island only two lanes open. they should have that wrapped up bay 6 a.