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>> did those cucumbers look like raw chicken breast? captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, november 30th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." possible tornadoes kill five people as powerful storms rock the south. and deadly wild fires tear through a tourist town, destroying homes and businesses near the great smoky mountains. president-elect trump hits the town with former rival mitt romney as speculation swirls about a secretary of state announcement. plus, we are in indianapolis, where air conditioning giant carrier says it reached a deal with mr. trump to keep 1,000 jobs from moving to mexico. and we continue our issues that matter series this morning former defense secretary robert gates on the challenges the
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trump administration faces around the world >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >> a lot of us have heavy hearts at what's happened here. this is the largest fire in the last 100 years of the state of tennessee. >> raging wild fires turn deadly in tennessee. >> when you're going to the city of gatlinburg there is fire on all sides of the city. >> i walked outside of my door and looked through the right and the whole mountain was on fire. >> there's no home to go back to. >> deadly and destructive weather in the south. >> tornadoes tore through several communities and homes and businesses destroyed. >> mr. trump met for a second time with mitt romney, a former rival, on the short list for secretary of state. >> he continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together. i have to tell you i've been impressed by what i've seen in the transition efforts. >> investigators trying to determine what caused a plane carrying a brazilian soccer team to crash in colombia killing 71
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people. >> tearful testimony from the former south carolina police officer accused of killing an unarmed black man. >> my family's been destroyed by this. the scott family's been destroyed by this. >> the attacker rammed his car into a crowd of people, investigators believe was inspired by isis. >> tennessee coworkers won the powerball. >> 20 workers each will get $12.7 million. >> all that. >> in england one driver grabs a shovel and starts smashing the other truck's window. >> that's one way to handle a situation. >> on the sidelines for 15 months, tiger woods is a day away from returning to competitive golf. >> and all that matters. >> in your heart do you think had it been you versus donald trump that you could have defeated him? >> well, i can tell you conan i wish to god that i had that opportunity. >> on "cbs this morning." >> donald trump on a string of retweets attacking our own senior washington correspondent. >> i think he needs an editor and occasionally someone needs to say to him, oh, maybe not this one. >> one of trump's retweets is
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from a 16-year-old calling zellny pathetic. >> pathetic. congrats to the teenage boy he's just been name secretary of state, fantastic. . >> welcome to "cbs this morning." a line of deadly and destructive forms overnight devastated communities across the south. a suspected tornado killed three people when it tore through an alabama mobile home. two people died in tennessee. several children were hurt when a 24 hour day-care center was destroyed. >> video shows homes leveled and debris scattered across the landscape. the national weather service shows six confirmed tornadoes hit mississippi. possible tornadoes were reported in tennessee as well as northern alabama. anna werner is here. anna, good morning. >> good morning. there are still thousands without power across alabama. after that powerful storm system pounded the state with heavy rain, hail, and tornadoes.
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16 to 20 structures in alabama were destroyed when a deadly storm tore through the region. in birmingham strong winds ig neated this house fire. flames at the lamar county airport in vernon, alabama, were crushed by debris. at least six confirmed tornadoes touched down in mississippi overnight. the powerful storms leveled multiple homes. reyes caped injury when the storm peeled the roof off his grocery store building. high winds flipped this truck on its side. the storms also brought heavy rain to the area, and flooded roads. as we mentioned, the national weather service says a number of children were critically injured and the threat isn't over this morning. flash flood warnings have been issued in multiple counties throughout the state. gayle? >> thank you very much, anna.
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survivors are describing a hellish scene inside the tennessee wildfire zone. the largest fire to hit the state in a century killed three people and destroyed hundreds of other homes and buildings. 14 other people were hurt. the flames drove more than 14,000 people from gatlinburg in the growth smoky mountains. the city is still under curfew. crews have been battling the fire since late monday night hurricane force winds drove the fire dozens of hot spots are still bunch. demarco morgan is in sevierville, tennessee, near gatlinburg near the heart of the destruction. >> more than 150 homes and businesses have been destroyed. many of them leveled just like this place. look at this burned out file cabinet here. there was a couple who had called this place home for more than 40 years. and as you can see, they have lost pretty much everything. many of the people that we spoke with have similar stories. they had to rush out before those flames came pouring in. parts of gatlinburg, tennessee,
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look like a scorched ghost town with smoldering homes burnt to the ground. an official with the tennessee department of transportation shot this video showing the damage. some of the structures along this road look fine but then as you get a little bit higher it tells another story. >> the flames hollowed out homes and buildings. many people forced to evacuate, sought refuge in shelters like this one, run by the red cross. greg and his family spent the night here after escaping the fire. >> looking out of every window, you're watching for a glow in the distance. smoke everywhere. >> the terrifying scene as they left was similar to what many encountered on the evacuation route. thick smoke blanketed the roads as the flames crept closer. >> we're going slow in traffic, what's going to happen? you just don't know. >> reporter: sherry and daniel deason moved to gatlinburg from
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mississippi about a month and a half ago. they only had time to grab their 14-year-old son william and his diaper bag. >> we don't know what to do. or what we're going to do. we don't have anywhere to go. >> reporter: officials say more than 400 emergency workers from multiple departments are working on putting out the fire, and clearing debris. >> i've gotten calls from the governor of every surrounding state saying how can we help? >> reporter: gatlinburg mayor mike warner is trying to heal his community while dealing with his own devastation. >> my house is gone, and my business of 31 years is gone. >> reporter: strong storms and heavy rain moved throughout the night, possibly helping firefighters fight what's left. and forecasters are predicting even more rain. still many people have yet to come back and see in their place has survived or not. >> thanks demarco. president-elect trump had more thoughts last night on secretary of state candidate mitt romney.
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they had dinner with future white house chief of staff reince priebus in new york. the former gop nominee who called mr. trump a phony and a fraud in the campaign said they had a wonderful evening. >> these discussions i've had with him have been enlightening, and interesting, and engaging, i enjoyed them very, very much. >> donald trump confirmed yesterday that he wants congressman tom price to be health and human services secretary and former labor secretary elaine ciao to head the department of transportation. the president-elect will also nominate steve mnuchin as freshry secretary and wilbur ross as commerce secretary and mr. trump tweeted this morning that he's making plans right now to gave up control of his business empire. he wrote this it is visually important as president to in no way have a conflict of interest. marriager g major garrett is covering the transition. good morning. >> good morning. president-elect trump said in that string of tweets that he will have a press conference on
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december 15th to explain to the country exactly how he's going to unwind his connections to his business empire. not only here in the united states, but globally. this has been, i'm told by transition officials, in the works for days. and it will take a good long while to do all the legal work necessary to unwind trump's connections to his vast business empire and real estate holdings, and branded properties around the world that's why the press conference won't be held until december 15th. many details have to be disclosed and dissected. but this appears to be trump's way of saying, he will completely disassociate himself from all of his business holdings, one thing i'm told, however, this will not include any disclosure of tax returns from mr. trump. now, back to the ongoing business of the transition. there was that dinner in new york last night with mitt romney a candidate for secretary of state. and he did say, romney, that he was impressed with the conversation, and the rest of the trump cabinet, well, it's filling up before our very eyes.
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president-elect trump held his second meeting with mitt romney inside his trump hotel. also on the menu, secretary of state. >> he did something i tried to do and was unsuccessful in accomplishing, he won the general election. and he continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together. >> sources tell cbs news mr. trump's choices are romney, retired general david petraeus, and rudy giuliani. bob corker who met with mr. trump yesterday underscored the importance of cabinet cohesion. >> the world needs to know the secretary of state speaks for the president. >> elsewhere steve mnuchin will be mr. trump's pick for secretary of treasury. mnuchin is a former goldman sachs partner, movie producer and democratic donor. he served as candidate trump's campaign finance chairman, but has never held a position in the u.s. government.
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elaine chao was nominated as transportation second. chao served eight years as labor secretary for president george w. bush and is married to senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. >> -- of commerce secretary? >> mr. trump also intends to nominate 79-year-old businessman wilbur ross to lead the commerce department. with a net worth of almost $3 billion, ross has made his fortune buying and turning around distressed companies in bankruptcy. ross told charlie rose in a 2010 interview he believes reviving american manufacturing is critical to the country's global economic standing. >> you really feel that within five or ten years we could be a secondary power. >> the head of the transition vice prooek mike pence will be in washington today for meetings with house speaker paul ryan and senator mitch mcconnell, the senate majority leader. charlie? >> major, what factors do you think the president-elect is weighing in consideration of these three men for secretary of
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state? >> well, it's an elaborate process and i'm told it's not going to be completed today. it may bleed over into next week. trump is looking at someone he is comfortable with, someone he believes can represent the country well and be loyal to him. that's the factor that's most problematic for romney. for rudy giuliani he has been long considered the favorite for this post but he was offered two other positions in the trump cabinet, attorney general and homeland security, turned them down i'm hold, only wants secretary of state. that makes this decision more complicated. i would say general petraeus has been rising in the estimation of mr. trump and those around him in the last couple of days. but this decision is not nearly made. and those closest to the decision making process do not have powerful insight as to where trump is ultimately going to land. >> thanks, major. in our next hour, former defense secretary robert gates in our series issues that matter. he once called donald trump unqualified and unfit to be commander in chief. gates looks at the challenge of the new president will face that's ahead on "cbs this morning." the president-elect is
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celebrating a deal to prevent hundreds of job losses at a major manufacturer, carrier's parent company plans to close two indiana facilities and move more than 2,000 jobs to mexico. but the air conditioning giant tweeted last night, quote, we are pleased to have reached a deal with president-elect trump and vp-elect pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in indy. dean reynolds is outside the carrier factory in indianapolis. dean, good morning. >> good morning. during the campaign, donald trump promised repeatedly to end the exodus of u.s. manufacturing jobs, and for now, at least, it looks like he meant what he said. >> we have all of these lost jobs, all of our lost manufacturing. we're going to get it back. >> throughout the campaign, donald trump made it clear. >> companies like carrier, simply fire their workers, and move their operations to mexico. guess what? not going to be so easy to do anymore. >> it was only nine months ago that carrier, the 101-year-old
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american manufacturer told shocked indianapolis workers their factory would be shuttering. >> to move production from our facility in indianapolis, to monterey, mexico. >> trump who benefited from the working-class vote on election day will be here in indianapolis on thursday alongside the state's governor and vice president-elect mike pence. they'll announce a deal with carrier's parent company united technologies, keeping nearly 1,000 manufacturing jobs in the state. >> they think they're going to make air conditioners in their beautiful new plant in mexico. and sell them across the border and make lots of money, and we have all the unemployment. not going to happen. >> the details surrounding the agreement haven't been made public, but u neated technologies, which grossed $56 billion in global sales just last year, holds a number of government contracts. including a nearly $2 billion deal made over the summer to
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produce engines for the troubled f-35 fighter jet. there will be some lawoffs at this plant here behind me but we don't know exactly how many, nor do we know why the company changed its mind. but we do know, for sure, that other u.s. manufacturers will be paying close attention to this deal. >> everybody is. thank you very much, dean. brazil has declared three days of mourning after a plane crash that killed members of a beloved soccer team. their charter flight crashed late monday while traveling through bad weather in colombia. 71 people died in this crash. the team was in the midst of a magical season you could say they were heading to the finals of the south american cup. josh elliott of our streaming network cbsn shows how the tragedy devastated brazil. >> good morning, gail. the soccer team was supposed to play tonight in what would have been the biggest match in its history. team officials would hope it would lead to victory and a
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massive celebration. instead today they are planning a mass funeral. for brazilian soccer, cinderella team there is no happy ending. their fairy tale season, over, after their charter plane went down in the andes mountains. six people survived the monday night crash. including three players. the goalie's right leg had to be amputated. this father told the associated press, we have not spoken to him or received any other information regarding how serious his condition is. that is making us feel anguished. to lose all of them in such a tragic way, totally destroyed the city, and each one of us, this fan says. this is video of the team taken aboard their flight. a bae-146 operated by the charter company la mia. the team's athletic director said prior to takeoff they had previously worked with la mia
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and were treated well. the charter was flying from bolivia to their match in colombia. a nearly 1900 mile trip, close to the limit of the plane's range. authorities have now recovered the black boxes at the accident site outside medellin. there were reports the plane may have suffered electrical failure or run out of fuel. this man, the father of a team member who was not on the flight, said it's a disaster. there are no words to explain it. the chapes as they were affectionately known played in obscurity for decades. but in 2014 they were promoted to brazil's top soccer division and there were noted stars but with each match the underdog's following grew. just last week, they celebrated their unlikely berth in the finals of the second most important club tournament on the continent. >> south america not just brazil but all of south america is
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mourning and just grieving this. it's a story that doesn't come along that often and to have it end the way that it did is really just horrifically sad. >> their opponents should now be named south american cup champions in a gesture of solidarity. other brazilian teams have offered to help them rebuild their team by loaning out their own players. and while the global soccer community mourned last night pope francis sent his condolences to all those mourning this tragedy. norah? >> oh, that is just horrible to hear. all of that just terrible. thank you, josh. closing arguments are under way in the murder trial of former south carolina police officer michael slager. he's accused of killing walter scott in a 2015 shooting captured on video by an eyewitness. scott was seen running from a traffic stop in his first detailed public account slager testified yesterday that scott grabbed his taser and pointed it at him. >> when mr. scott was coming at me with the taser, i drew my
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weapon and fired. to see that -- so i fired my firearm until the threat was stopped. >> slager could get 30 years to life if convicted. >> a group of tennessee factory workers are celebrating nearly 421 million dollar jackpot win after last weekend's powerball drawing. >> i had to look again because i thought i'm in a dream. my husband had to look. i looked again, and so then i had to start calling people. they wouldn't answer their phone. i'm like, get up! >> the coworkers dubbed the tennessee 20 have apparently been trying to win the lottery for eight years. they each take home a little shy of $13 million each by taking the cash prize. >> aw. >> we love that, don't we? >> yes, yes. >> all right. oil pipeline demonstrators are standing up to north dakota's governor and the state's wintry
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weather ahead we go inside a storm battered encampment to me,,,,
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behind bars. santa clara deputies say they good morning, it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. an inmate who was on the rub for a week is back behind bars. santa clara deputies say they captured laron campbell last night near antioch. authorities say he and rogelio chavez sawed through a second- story window to escape. chavez is still on the run. investigators are looking into a deadly accident that happened before last night's cirque du soleil show in san francisco. a technician was hit by a lift preparing for the show at at&t park. last night's show was canceled. no word yet on when it will re- open. only on "cbs this morning," an inside look at guantanomo bay. margaret brennan is at the prison in cuba with more on the debate over closing it. that's next. but first, traffic and weather when we come back. ,, ,,,,,,,,
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good morning. it's 7:28. let's take a quick bridge check across the bay area. marin into san francisco 15 minutes between 580 and the golden gate toll plaza. and then expect a 20-minute drive between the maze and downtown across the span of the bay bridge and how's the san mateo bridge looking from hayward into foster city? that will take 32 minutes between 880 and 101. roberta? >> taking a look at your roads there, roqui, and didn't see any wet roads. but we do have our live hi-def doppler radar picking up some scattered rain showers primarily north bay right now but look at mount vaca a sliver of the sunrise some fog, some mostly cloudy skies and some cool temperatures. 39 now in livermore after dipping down to 35 degrees early this morning through the 50s to 40s in san francisco. later today 50s to 60 degrees mostly cloudy scattered showers north winds to 10. ,,,,,,,,
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." that is a live shot from miami. coming up in this half hour, inside the encampment where thousands of oil pipeline protesters are standing firm. they are facing frigid north dakota weather and governor's order to leave and what they are willing to risk to stop this controversial project. >> trump wants to load up the prison at guantanamo bay. ahead and only on "cbs this morning," the facility's commander explains what could change under the trump administration and what won't. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the washington post" says syrian forces are pressing on in aleppo as attacks kill civilians. artillery fire today killed at
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least 21 people displaced from aleppo. the barrage reportedly hit a housing area for civilians forced out of their homes in the eastern part of the city. video from the syrian army shows government troops advancing. smoke can be seen rising from buildings. the fighting has pushed tens of thousands of residents from their homes. the "los angeles times" says a follow-up on members of the california national guard told to pay back improper bonuses. house and senate negotiators struck a deal as part after defense field. under the agreement the pentagon must prove that soldiers knew they were receiving an improper bonus in order to require repayment. the deal will likely result in the forgiveness of the debts. remember this is a store we first brought out "cbs this morning." the milwaukee journal sentinel reports on a wisconsin judge rejecting a lawsuit calling for a hand recount of the votes in the presidential election. the wisconsin recount is all set to begin tomorrow. the judge says there is no convincing evidence of fraud that would require a hand recount. she is letting local officials
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decide how to conduct it. "the new york times" says fight for 15 organizers hope he urban poor since it started four years ago. north dakota's bismarck tribune reports that anyone delivering supplies to oil pipeline protesters could face fines. the threat comes from the local sheriff's office. thousands of demonstrators are hunkered down in the middle of a winter storm. they are ignoring the governor's mandatory evacuation order. some protesters say they will leave only if the controversial project to area oil through four states is called off.
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everything you see behind me the office says he has no plans for a supply blockade. >> it's snowing then and now. >> reporter: joey bronze said she arrived at the oceti sakowin camp. her cousin nathan and she showed us where they are hunkering down from the elements, including nearly 40-mile-per-hour winds and below freezing temperatures. >> that's how you start a fire. >> reporter: with the help of a wood burning stove. the governor is saying this is a grouse way to live. in these conditions? >> he sure didn't care when it was the same temperature as it is outside when he was fire hosing our people. he didn't care about it then. so why is he caring about it now? >> reporter: so when he says move out, when he says evacuate?
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>> he has no authority here. >> reporter: and are you going anywhere? >> no. i'm not going anywhere. >> reporter: bison relocated here. >> i quit my job to come up here. >> reporter: you did? >> yeah. i put my whole family at stake here. >> reporter: despite some violent clashes, bison is one of thousands who have stood their ground at the site in recent months. many argue the project is threatening those who rely on the missouri river for water and is treading on sacred land, a claim the company building the pipeline disputes. energy transfer partner says there are more than 1,100 mile pipeline spanning from north dakota to illinois does not cross the standing rock indian reservation at any point. the pipeline is 92% complete. a remaining portion crosses under the missouri river near the encampment. >> they will not stop our project.
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it's naive! >> reporter: cbs news spoke to the company's ceo kelsey warren earlier this month. >> we are not even crossing any native american property. >> reporter: braun argues the land is tribal territory because after treaty more than a century old. >> anyone who says the 1851 treaty is not updates on the situation here, but they said they are not aware of what they call any pending presidential actions at this point in time. >> all right. michelle, easy for me to say sitting in a warm studio, but it looks a little better today than yesterday when you were blowing around in the wind. you okay? >> reporter: i'll tell you, while the wind has died down some, the temperatures have dropped by at least 5 or 6 degrees. ght, , my gosh. all right. you so mucr you. thank you so much for your reporting from there.
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police have put out new information about the apparent >> kidnapping of a mother of two in northern california. sherry papini was found by the side of a major highway thanksgiving morning. she had been missing for three ands at the time. sbandusband and police are rejecting social media speculation that she was not abdu abducted. maria, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. investigators have interviewed sherry three times so far, including sitting down with her yesterday for several hours. they're hoping that she'll be able to shed some light on her time in captivity, giving them important details over the next few days. but investigators also tell me that they are looking at forensic evidence that was recently collected, hoping that will shed some light on the situation, evidence that was found on sherry herself. investigators are analyzing the clothes sherry was wearing when she was found on this northern was ornia highway.
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>> she was in different clothe than san she had been reported issingg in. ase evidence that was recovered may contain dna evidence. >> reporter: detectives are now reviewing private security >> r cameras that may have caught papini's abduction. papini uctione served over 20 search warrants on cell phones, cell towers, and computers. cell e biggest piece of evidence >> riteral ll lly sherri at thi neint. >> reporter: he is one of the private investigators hired. haveere's all sorts of forensic aspects that have to be investigated. that includes the restraints she was found in and things like that. obtain >> reporter: in a statement obtained by "people" magazine tuesday, papini revealed his wife's body was covered in ulticolored bruise z and chain darkings. he was branded and weighed only he pushes. heralso pushed back against those who have questioned her story, accusing them of
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malicious, subhuman behavior. le who thi naysayers or those people that think this is a we d hoax, we don't have that th information. >> talking to her three times, has there ever been a point where her story has changed? >> not to my knowledge. >> that's essential. >> that is. >> reporter: deputies are looking for two hispanic females that are considered the suspects and are considered armed and dangerous. the sheriff also tells me they hope to release new information about their physical wow.riptions as early as this afternoon. >> wow. maria, thank you. such a bizarre story. he isshe's home. >> very glad she's home. you want to know all the details agrehis particular case. .> i agree. se well, i do. ry'll be interesting to see. >> i do too. prey interested. all right. president obama will probably not fulfill his promise to close to close guantanamo bay prison. ahead and only on "cbs this morning," we visit the prison of the first time since the election to see some of the potential changes that are we itead. and we want to invisit you
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♪ ♪ president obama has worked to shut down the guantanamo bay prison since just after his inauguration. eight years later his promise has not been fulfilled and unlikely the prison will close before his administration ends in january. president-elect trump has different ideas. he wants to put more prisoners in the controversial facility. and only on "cbs this morning," margaret brennan is at the prison in cuba with the debate over its future. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
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president-elect trump campaigned on a promise to expand this controversial military prison, even consider putting americans here. that leaves president obama with just weeks to shut it down. the aging guantanamo bay prison is slowly shutting down. four of the original seven camps closed. an entire cell blocks sit empty. the past eight years, 180 detainees have been released. but also president obama defies congress, guantanamo prison will not be shuttered before he leaves office and his successor has vow to reverse course. >> we are going to load it up with some bad dudes. believe me, we are going toledo it up. >> reporter: admiral peter clark commands the guantanamo bay detention facility. he said there is plenty of room for more detainees but he would refuse to use harsh interrogation methods like waterboarding which donald trump has considered reviving.
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there will not be torture at guantanamo bay? >> i am confident there will be not torture at guantanamo bay. >> reporter: most of the 60 remaining detainees whose faces we could film lounge in open cell blocks where they eat regularly. 21 cleared to other countries in the coming weeks, despite congressional concern. >> no indication to me we are trying to rush out the door any detainee that is not safe to transfer. >> reporter: lee is the administration's envoy for closing guantanamo bay. he cited the exorbitant cost soon to be $2 million per year per detainee and the security risk of keeping it open. >> we have all seen out isil is inspired by guantanamo by putting their prisoners on the marked's accusation in guantanamo type orange uniforms. >> reporter: but there are still detainees too dangerous to release like 9/11 master mind sheikh mohammed. they say bringing people like
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mohammed to the prison is a bad idea. >> they will be a magnet to other terrorists to come and try to break them out or just to punish the computes. >> reporter: lee disputes that. >> today there is no evidence of that. we have consistently housed dangerous terrorists in our federal prison system without incident. >> reporter: and with the war on terror entering its 16th year, congressman thornbury says the should, once again, start capturing and interrogating terrorists. >> thank you, margaret brennan, reporting from guantanamo bay. >> that is outstanding to here that $10 million per -- no, per detainee per year. incredible. >> a very big number. the search for life on another planet yields amazing new images. that is ahead. first, it's time to check your local weather. ,,,,
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francisco's metreon theater. police got reports of an armed man around eight last night. everyone inside was orde a man is in custody after bringing a gun in the metreon theater. police got reports of an armed man at 8:00. everyone left. the board of supervisors in san francisco has voted to place a hard cap of 60 days on short-term rentals like the ones posted through airbnb because the vote was 7-3, mayor lee can veto the decision. and in the next half-hour of "cbs this morning," the mountain gorilla may be the new poster animal for climate change. raffic and weather in just a moment. ,, ,,,,,,
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good morning, it's 7:57. let's take a look at your bay area roads as you head out to start your day but first mass
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transit. we have a ten-minute delay for san francisco stations for bart because of police activity to the peninsula or east bay. no delay on muni, caltrain. bay bridge toll plaza metering lights are on. the maze to downtown will take you about 20 minutes. if you are heading out the door. your commute from 238 in san leandro to the maze will take you a long 36 minutes. let's take a look at your commute on the peninsula. 880 to 101, 34 minutes. roberta? >> we have some light rain showers in the north and east bays across the central bay. this is our live hi-def doppler radar. it gives you a wide view of the bay area and you see that light precipitation sliding from the north to the south. so mostly cloudy looking out towards coit tower with a little bit of light rainfall there right now over telegraph hill. temperatures are in the 40s and 50s after dipping to 35. later today mostly cloudy. ,,,,,,,,
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, november 30th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including former defense secretary robert gates, campaign critic of president-elect trump is in studio 57 for his first interview since the election. our issues that matter series looks at the challenges that the trump administration faces around the world. but, first, here's today's eye opener at 8:00. still thousands without power across alabama after that powerful storm system pounded the state. 150 homes and businesses have been destroyed. many of them leveled just like this place. look at this burned out file cabinet. trump said he'll have a
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press conference on december 15th to explain how he's going to unwind his connections to his business empire. during the campaign, trump promised to end the exodus of u.s. manufacturing jobs and for now at least it looks like he meant what he said. -- supposed to play tonight in what would have been the biggest match in its history. instead today, they're planning a mass funeral. the governor has ordered evacuations, his office says there are no plans for a supply blanket. investigators have interviewed shari three times, they're hoping she'll be able to shed some light on her time in captivity, giving them important details. donald trump tweeted angrily about journalists, yeah, saying, quote, they will never learn. yeah. which coincidentally is the school moa motto at trump university. i'm charlie rose with gayle
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king and norah o'donnell. at least five people are dead after a line of severe storm roared across the south. two were killed in tennessee. video shows homes leveled and debris scattered across the landscape. >> the national weather service says six confirmed tornadoes have hit mississippi, possible tornadoes were also reported in tennessee. four children were hurt when a 24 hour day-care center was destroyed. the tennessee fires that devastated communities in the great smoky mountains is being called the worst in 100 years. the fire killed at least three people, and injured more than a dozen others. more than 14,000 people have been evacuated from the gatlinburg area. more than 150 homes and businesses have been destroyed. dozens of hot spots are still burning. the mayor said the fire spread so it was, quote, staggering, and people were basically running for their lives. he lost his own home and his business of 31 years. president-elect donald trump met for the second time last night with secretary of state
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candidate mitt romney. they had dinner in new york with future white house chief of staff reince priebus. sources tell cbs news that trump is still considering rudy giuliani and david petraeus for secretary of state. and the president-elect tweeted this morning he will have a news conference on december 15th to explain exactly how he'll unwind his connections to his businesses. he said he feels that it is visually important, his words. transition officials tell major garrett this has been in the works for days, they say it will take a while because many details have to be disclosed and dissected. the process will not include any disclosure of mr. trump's tax returns. i think there are still a number of questions whether this will be a blind trust, whether he will liquidate his assets as the wall street journal has called for, there is a lot still to be learned despite this tweet. house minority leader nancy pelosi expects to figtd off a leadership challenge this morning. the former speaker of the house led democrats in that chamber for 14 years, but ohio
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congressman tim ryan is now running against her. and nancy cordes spoke to ryan who came to congress the same year pelosi became democratic leader. >> what is the mistake that she's making that you would fix? >> we are not talking enough about economics. we have been slicing the electorate up, who is black, who is white, who is gay, who is straight, and when you slice that up, there is no juice to that kind of campaign, no excitement. we need to talk about things that unite everyone and what unites everyone is they want more economic security, they want higher wages, they want a secure pension, want to send their kids to school and not have to work 80 or 90 hours a week where they miss the softball game or baseball game or the school play. those are the kind of economic issues we really need to talk about because they cut across all of those demographics. >> pelosi said she has support from more than two-thirds of the caucus. in a letter, 50 of the 65 female house democrats who support pelosi say the party needs her strategic battle tested
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leadership now more than ever. the nfl suspended a buffalo bills player for using medical marijuana as a treatment for his crohn's disease. he received his second suspension yesterday. the ten game punishment will stretch into next season. despite a growing number of states legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, it is still a banned substance in the nfl. dana jacobson spoke with one player pushing for a change in the league. good morning. >> good morning. cbd is a compound that comes from the marijuana plant. it contains so little thc, the psychoactive component of pot, the manufacturers claim it technically doesn't even qualify as marijuana, under federal law. it helped to control seizures with some children with epilepsy but we don't know if it can help protect athletes' brains from traumatic injuries. but one player with like to find out. >> i started playing football when i was 7.
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i'm 27. that's 20 years. >> 20 years of hits, like this. it is how tennessee titans linebacker derrick morgan earned his living. but he would like to prevent those hits from haunting him in the future. >> i love the game. don't get me wrong. but we didn't know at the time what the inherent risks were. >> doctors linked the chronic brain degeneration disease known as cte to repeated head trauma. morgan has been following reports that a compound extracted from the marijuana plant, cbd, may be able to help. what about what you were learning said to you this may be a viable option. >> for me, it was the neuroprotectant qualities of it. it is not about getting stoned. not about guys getting high and abusing it. it is about the medicine behind it. >> morgan is the only active player publicly calling on the nfl to look into the benefits of cbd. he joins a number of retired players, like former broncos
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quarterback jake plummer who started taking cbd oil last year to deal with nagging headaches. >> i was open at that point for anything to try. once i tried it, i realized, wow, this stuff works. >> plummer claims it helps him from using traditional pain killers and says the nfl should look into it if it cares about the safety of its players. >> it is a no-brainer for the brain, save the brain, save the game. >> have you been using it? >> no. it is too much of a risk as far as with our substance abuse policy that we don't know how it is going to show up on a test. >> in a statement, the nfl said its top priority is the health and safety of our players. but that medical experts have not recommended making a change or revisiting our cleblgti icol bargained policy or approach to marijuana. any change to the league's drug
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policy would change the collective bargaining agreement. george atala says it is important to take a methodical approach to the issue. >> i think that we can't get ahead of the medical and scientific community on this. >> but the scientific community hasn't gotten far. where are you in the process of research right now? >> at the very beginning, unfortunately. >> ryan vandry studies the effects of marijuana at johns hopkins university. he's collecting surveys from current players to see how athletes deal with pain. he says we still have a lot to learn about the long-term impact of medical cannabis. >> it may be beneficial for a number of these health conditions. but it may also be harmful. and we don't have a good enough understanding. not enough data for us to be able to predict for any one person, is it going to be more helpful than harmful. >> and how you study the impact of a drug on nfl players when they aren't allowed to use it is
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the quandary for supporters like derrick morgan. what do you want the nfl to do in regards to medical marijuana? >> the nfl prioritizes player health and safety, but when you prioritize player health and safety, and you proclaim that's one of your main initiatives, you have to look into everything that is out there. and cannabis has been something that has been showing promising results. >> the nfl players association formed a committee to study alternative forms of pain management, morgan is planning to serve on that committee. but for now, there is no clear timeline on if or even when cbd or any form of marijuana might become an acceptable option to protect nfl players' brains and also deal with pain management. >> sounds like a big old catch-22. is it? >> it is. there are a couple of things here. first of all, the idea of the stigma that is behind marijuana and still remains behind marijuana and does the nfl want to get out in front of it. and they need more research on both sides. but the researchers say we need
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the players to actually be able to participate in it, but they can't participate in it because it is a banned substance right now in the league. >> interesting. >> illegal in many places. >> it is. almost half the teams in the nfl right now have either medical or recreational marijuana as legal in their states. >> thank you. >> thank you. president-elect donald trump faces blistering criticism during the campaign from former defense secretary robert gates. well, today, bob gates is here, he'll share his analysis of how the trump administration -- >> analysis. >> analysis, i was thinking, charlie, that doesn't sound right. will share his -- a reason for that, it wasn't, his analysis of how the trump administration will deal with the big,,,,
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ahead, changing weather in africa is threatening th ahead, changing weather in africa is threatening the survival of the last gorillas in the mist. >> i'm mark phillips in the volcanos national park in rwanda. forget the polar bear, the
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♪ fewer than 900 mountain gorillas left in the world and their fight for survival is getting harder. in our continuing series "the climate diaries" mark phillips went to the mountains of rwanda to see what is ptting these endangered animals in harm's way. >> reporter: it's a long way from washington to the volcano's national park in rwanda but what happens there is becoming a matter of life and death here. the mountain gorillas, the famous gorillas in the mist, all 880 of them live on these slopes. they may know nothing about far away debates of climate change
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but do have a sense something is happening and it's not good. it used to be that the bamboo chutes that make up the major part of their diet popped up like clockwork when the rains came. but the rains were late this year, and so is the bamboo. these gorillas will run on just about anything vegetarian. but the production of other food stuffs, leaves and berries, has been altered too. the apes are having to roam up and down from about 5 to more than 14,000 feet to adapt. they are good at it. but climate change is affecting their environment in ways they may not be able to handle. these guys are the 800 pound gorillas in the room but weigh in 400 pounds and not the control of events but the potential victims of them. ♪ >> reporter: the gorillas' problems are made worse by the
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troubles of their close neighbors -- people. because the changing rain patterns have made the water supply in the valleys less reliable, local villagers are going into gorilla country where they are not supposed to go to bring that good mountain water home. animal rights groups have been trying to get people to build catchment tanks to collect rain water for a nonrainy day. but when the water runs out, you've got to get it somewhere. in any event, this park ranger says the people are after more than water. >> that kind of change in drought. >> reporter: a drought? >> yes, drought. the harvest will be affected and the people are come here to the habitat which is for gorillas. >> reporter: when the people are low on food they come into the park looking for food?
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>> yes. >> reporter: and the people have been moving further and further uphill toward the supposed gorilla sanctuary. the more people, the more pressure on the animals. david greer, who runs the great apes program for the world wildlife fund, says people entering the park bring disease with them, along with other dangers. >> they have to enter the park to get to access to this clean water. in the meantime, they might want to set a snare for catching an antelope for food or something. >> reporter: an antelope? yes. that they step into? >> that is the direct consequence of that act. >> reporter: that's what happened to this gorilla, filmed by a "60 minutes" team a few months ago. the snare was removed by one of the vets whose work has actually helped the ape population increase lately. but 880 is still a small number. the mountain gorilla is already listed as critically endangered and the heat and the people and
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the dangers they bring are climbing up the mountains after them. once another large but vulnerable beast, the polar bear was the animal for climate change, it's got company. for "cbs this morning," i'm mark flips in volcano's national park, rwanda. >> wow. >> i'm glad he is okay. got very close to the gorillas. >> he did, indeed. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas at the white house. ahead, first lady michelle obama shows the last holiday decorations of her family's eight years there. let's just say it involves legos and very cool. you're watching "cbs this morning." morning." week at toys"r"us, and people are saving big storewide and online! get 50% off awesome toys like me! it's cyber week at toys"r"us! save big on thousands of toys kids want, online and in store! toys"r"us ...awwwesome! you're so cold, come in! what's wrong?
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♪ well, the white house is ready for the holiday season. first lady michelle obama invited military families yesterday to be the first to see this year's decorations. they include giant replicas of presidential pups beau and sunny. the dining room and the christmas tree and ornaments donated from people across the country and service members overseas. beautifully done. >> i know. you look at that and say i better get busy. it always looks nice this time of the year. maher shal la --
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mahershala ali will be deadly accident in san francisco, that happened before last night's scheduled "cirque du soleil" show. it's 8:25. investigators are looking into a deadly accident in san francisco that happened before last night's scheduled cirque du soleil show. a technician was hit by a lift while preparing for the show and the performance was canceled. on capitol hill today house democrats are set to vote on whether to replace nancy pelosi as minority leader. the congresswoman from san francisco is being challenged by representative tim ryan of ohio. critics of pelosi say democrats' poor showing in this month's election is evidence that a change in leadership is needs. in the next half-hour of "cbs this morning," former secretary of defense gates talks about foreign policy. ra ffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. it's 8:27. let's check your morning commute starting here with mass transit. san francisco station bart are ten-minutes delayed recovering from a ten-minute delay due to police activity in daly city. those trains are going to the peninsula an east bay if you want to keep that in mind and make sure you schedule accordingly. here's ace trains five and seven, muni and caltrain on time, as well. the bay bridge toll plaza the
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maze to downtown will take you 20 minutes. and then expect a slow commute across the span of the san mateo bridge. 25 minutes between 880 and 101. now moving over to the south bay you have red conditions all the way through so you will want to give yourself some extra time if you are heading out to your morning commute. good morning, everybody. our live hi-def doppler radar does particular up some light rain showers. we have had rain all morning primarily north bay and east bay but now, some precipitation sliding across the central bay encompassing the estuary of oakland and berkeley, daly city, south san francisco, and look at the raindrops on our camera lens looking out there our kpix 5 studios towards the bay waters. we are seeing minimal precipitation but nonetheless we wrap up november on a wet note temperatures in the 40s and 50s. now 42 in livermore after dipping this morning to 35 degrees. mostly cloudy, a passing shower today. ,,,,,,,,
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"moonlight." ahead how hollywood was part of his career plans and why the movie is already the talk of oscar buzz. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around
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the globe. fortune" reports that patagonia will give charity all $10 million of its black friday sales and fulfills a pledge made last week. the money will go to environmental nonprofits. online spending surged over thanksgiving weekend and cyber monday set an internet sales record of nearly $3.5 billion. "the washington post" says the army is in a hockey fight. the nhl's new team in las vegas is calling itself the golden knights. but that is also the name of a decade old army parachuting team. army lawyers are looking into the case. "the new york times" reports on obama's latest visit to walter reed. probably his final trip there as president of the united states. yesterday, mr. obama met 13 soldiers and awarded 12 purple hearts. his aides say that the president rarely talks about his trips to walter reed but they have deeply
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affected him. >> great hospital there taking care of our men and women. are the election behind us, we continue our series "issues that matter." to explore the challenges facing our country. this morning, we are looking at national security with former defense secretary robert gates. >> in september, gates voiced serious concerns about donald trump in a "wall street journal" opinion piece. he wrote on at least on national security i believe mr. trump is beyond repair and gates added he is unqualified and unfit to be commander in chief. secretary gates joins us for his first interview since the election. >> thank you. >> how have you seen him now as we have looked at him as president-elect? >> i wrote that op-ed based on the statements that had been made in the campaign about our allies, about nato, about nuclear weapons, japan and korea, about china, russia, about our troops, about our generals. and i must say i think that, based on what i've seen since the election on these issues,
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i'm hoping i was wrong. >> you know people are talking to him as well? >> and i know a lot of people that he is talking to. i've talked to a lot of them and i have encouraged them to serve. it's critical for us now that he is president-elect, for him to be successful as president, especially in national security. it's important for us all. i think anybody who can do anything to help should do it and those who want to stand on the sidelines, i would urge them to reconsider. >> what have you seen that is encouraging to you? >> well, i think, first of all, i think that some of the people that he is talking to for senior jobs, i find very encouraging. they are very solid people. i don't want to jinx anybody's chances but, for example, general mattis, if he were to become secretary of defense, he would be the first senior military officer, retired military officer to play that role since george marshall. >> right after world war ii. >> in the administration.
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i would ordinarily have concerns about civilian military relationships and civilian control and so on, but not with jim mattis. jim has a deep sense of history, he's got a great strategic mind, and folks in uniform love him. i think he would be a great choice. >> u.s. law actually prohibits a member of a commissioned officer from serving as secretary of defense within seven years. so how would president-elect trump get around that? >> the congress can pass a waiver and i think if there were -- if he had the strong support as he appears to of john mccain, the chairman of the senate armed services committee, i think -- i think getting that waiver would probably be more of a formality than a problem. >> great to have you here because you've served seven presidents. >> eight. >> eight, excuse me, yes. democrats and republicans. you have seen how both parties work in this situation. there is a general as a national security adviser. potentially a general at secretary of defense. and a former general, if
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petraeus is chosen, as secretary of state. is that too many generals? >> well, i think it would be very difficult to have former generals as both secretary of state and secretary of defense, and, you know, the president will, obviously, have to make his own choices. but i think -- i think that is probably too much military influence in the decision making process. i have the highest regard for -- and worked closely with general petraeu petraeus, with general mattis. general kelly is being mentioned for possible positions. i think all three of them are amazing, terrific people. but i think it would be -- i think it would be awkward to have military officer as both secretary of state and secretary of defense. >> let's about russia.
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what should be the president-elect's approach and strategy and policy towards russia? >> i think the president has to thread the needle between trying to break the downward spiral of the relationship with russia that has been going on for the last couple of years and, at the same time, send the message to putin that the united states can't be pushed around. and that we will react and act to protect our interests, but i think -- i think there does need to be an initiative to try and figure out how we break this spiral. >> have we sent a message we can be pushed around by russia? >> i think that -- i think that what has happened in syria, what has happened in ukraine and i think the outside observers would say the russians have us on our back foot in terms of what to do about their behavior and their activities in these
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areas. >> what does that mean the russians have us on our back foot? >> well, at a disadvantage, that they have seized the initiative, for example, in syria so if there is an outside power that is call the shots, if you will in syria right now, it's russia, not us. >> and they are pushing in europe as well. >> pushing in europe. these stories about trying to bring about a queue in montenegro. >> and the german intelligence chief is concerned they may tamper with the german elections. >> there is the whole internet cyber problem affecting our election. >> right. >> and perhaps the brexit vote in russia. >> can we talk about isis? donald trump has said that he will defeat isis but not yet presented a plan on how to do.
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how do you characterize the fight against isis right now? what needs to be done? >> i think what we are doing now is what we ought to be doing, but we ought to have been doing it two years ago. >> which is? >> and that is very aggressive air campaign, close end advisers helping our partners, the serbs and iraqi security forces and ample use of special forces. i think all of these things together are, as a package, are the right things to be doing. can we be more aggressive in one or other of those? perhaps. but i think the basic outlibs lines we are doing is what he with should be doing. this fight we don't want to put large number of americans back in iraq. >> there has been an increase of american presence on the ground. >> i think we are back up 5,000 or so, somewhere between 5,000
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and 6,000 but to dominate the situation on the ground would you 10,000 and 15,000 and nobody wants to do that. >> before this election, you thought the iran deal was not perfect but my impression is you supported it? >> i thought we could have gotten a better deal, particularly on verification. the administration said we needed any time, anyplace inspection and we didn't get it. >> john brennan talked to the bbc and the british media and basically said it will be a folly for donald trump to void that agreement? >> i think a mistake to tear up the agreement at this point. we would be isolated not the n iranians. i think what the new president can do is push back against the iranians in all of the other -- >> the behavior acts? >> their behavior and pulling guns at our helicopters and challenging our ships and they meddling in yemen and syria and having significant troops. we should have, from the very
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beginning, made it clear that we were not going to allow, that the agreement on nuclear materials would not prohibit us in that region against the iranians. the irony is the ayatollah made it clear they were not going to be inhibited from doing other things in the region. i don't know why the president didn't provide that same kind of pushback. >> it seems to me that on china, on russia, on iran, you're basic saying we have to make sure people feel our presence and do not push us around and we are, in fact, going to stand for what we believe in? >> absolutely. but i do think there are lots of ways to do that without sending significant numbers of american troops around the world. i think that the sense that we have been at war for 15 years. we have used the military tool in the national security tool box to the exclusion of almost
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everything else. and so i think we can make our presence and our influence known, not only by the deterrent effect of military strength but then by supplementing it with diplomacy and intelligence activities and i think there has been too much of an emphasis on putting troops on the ground around the world. >> secretary gates, we have to leave it there. it's called "issues that matter." that is why we like having you at the table. thank you. >> thank you. >> music helps "moonlight" actor, maher shal shala ali. he is in the green room. how he,,,, ,, thanks man.
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♪ you may know has mare sha la ali from the hit series" house of cards." now he stars in a very different role in the new movie "moonlight." he struggles to find his place in the world. he plays a mentor to the little boy. >> rest your head in my hand. relax. i got you. i promise you. i'm not going to let you go. hey, man, i got you. there you go.
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ten seconds. right there. >> "wall street journal" hails " "moonlight" as a smamasterpieced sub lime, novelistic work of art. what a cliche, here we go again. you had the same thing you did not want to play a stereotype and he's not. >> he isn't. he is very human. i think what i responded to in first reading the script was that he reminded me of a few people i was in close proximity to growing up who were very human who were good fathers and in one case, a good mother. but for so many of these young people growing up in some of these communities, it comes down to opportunities and access, and some people end up turning to that to kind of --
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>> just the tenderness of that scene of showing that little boy how to swim. >> yes, yes, yes, yes. and, you know, so what world would you see a drug dealer teaching a boy how to swim? >> that's right. >> our playwright who wrote the source material, rob mccrany, shared the story several times about the drug dealer, the person who this character was based on, teaching him how to ride a bike. and those are the stories, those are the moments that those qualities, those things are some of the things that people need to hear about and know about some of these people. >> as a mother, it was very painful to watch this young boy whose mother was on drugs and he was alone. >> yes. >> except for the character you play kind of mentors him a bit. really painful to see what he went through. bullied at school. >> yes. you know, we definitely touch on persecution and some of these things that make it so much more difficult. struggling with sexuality, so some of these things that make
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it that much more difficult for people to accept and embrace who they are and live life on their terms. by the end of the film we hope it creates a opening, a short of shaft of light for empathy so when you see other people who you believe that, at first, you can't identify with, that perhaps because of this movie that it would kind of help people see the commonalities of us all. >> did your performance in "house of cards" help in you getting this role? >> it sort of helps as a hinderance for me getting this role. i played a character on another project of from a similar role and when she pitched me in the idea of the role, he said he is a little too straight-laced. >> that's why it's called acting! >> yes, it is! >> that's why it's called acting? >> i had two scenes the previous
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year before "moonlight." >> you were playing three characters in different states 30 days straight. you were worried about them bleeding, overlapping. >> four. >> four characters? sorry. four characters. what do you do to sort of keep everybody separate? >> one of the first things i did i made these play lists that were specific to each character and basically mixed tapes. i felt like everyone is attracted to different music and we all are attracted to different things and carry ourselves different ways so i made play lists that were similar to each character and helped me zone in on the day and get comfortable and kind of step into the shoes of that character. >> it's a great movie. thank you, mahershala ali.,,,,,,
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if you can't afford your medication, astra zeneca may be able to help. behind bars. santa clara county deputies say laron campbell was captured last night near antioch. authorities say he and rogelio chavez sawed through a second story window, to escape santa clara county's main jail. chavez is still on the run. a man is in custody, accused of bringing a handgun into a san r. police chavez is still on the run. >> a man is in custody accused of bringing a handgun into a san francisco movie theater. police ordered everyone out of metreon complex last night. a witness said that the man waving the gun stayed seated while people ran for safety. investigators say that the weapon was recovered. the board of supervisors in san francisco has voted to place a hard cap of 60 days on short-term rentals like the ones posted through airbnb. mayor lee could potentially
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veto the decision. and now for a check of weather here's roberta. >> we have rain showers around the rim of the bay right now encompassing san francisco. the bay bridge and due east towards the estuary of oakland that's our hi-def doppler radar. heavy rain showers in walnut creek through berkeley sliding through oakland into san leandro crossing bay waters towards sfo where we have delays up to nearly 1 hour on some arriving flights. temperatures in the 50s around 38 degrees in vallejo back through benicia. later today, numbers stacking up to the 50s and 60s. north and west wind at 10. sunny skies on thursday through the first weekend in december. roqui is along for the ride with traffic next. ♪ think of your fellow man.
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good morning. it is 8:58. we have a traffic alert in san jose so let's head there now. southbound traffic backed unp up beyond 101 so chp on scene trying to clear it out. it's a traffic alert so it will take 30 minutes or more to clear out in the area. traffic is moving at just 2 miles an hour so plan ahead for that. here's a look at the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city. that commute will be 23 minutes.
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