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welch was arrested in washington sunday afternoon outside comet ping-pong, a popular family pizza parlor. d.c. police say welch fired at least one round into the restaurant floor with an ar-15 rifle like this one, on his facebook page. no one was injured. police say welch drove all the way from north carolina to self-investigate pizza-gate, a fictitious online conspiracy theory. pizza gate started on the internet before election day when right-wing sites that make up fake news spread rumors hillary clinton was involved in a child sex trafficking ring in d.c. court dockn'ts s s documen show that welch read on line that he was there to rescue them. he surrendered when he found no evidence that underaged children were being harbored in the
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restaurant. pizza gate has been pushed by michael j. flynn, son of michael t. flynn chosen by president elect trump to be his national security adviser. the two were seen together at trump tower last month. after welch's arrest sunday, the younger flynn tweeted until pizza gate proven to be false it will remain a story. general flynn himself has also spread stories, claiming to link mrs. clinton to criminal activity. six days before the election. flynn tweeted you. decide. nypd blows whistle on new hillary e-mails. muls read, the story he referred to was fake. >> this is not the first time pizza gate believers have confronted comet ping-pong owner james oliphantus. he says he has been getting threats for weeks. >> these stories are false. what happened today demonstrates that promoting false and reckless conspiracy theories do
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come with consequences. >> this was a terrifying experience. >> sharifa comet ping-pong with his wife and three children when welch walked in. >> this is nothing but terrorism. it should be condemned as such. >> in addition to the ar-15. welsh was carrying a handgun and shotgun in his car. scott, charged with multiple offenses. >> chip reid, thank you. tonight protesters are celebrating unexpected victory. in their fight to block an oil pipeline in north dakota. an occupation began in the summer. and yesterday, the army core of engineers refused to issue a building permit for a section near the standing rock sioux reservation. >> reporter: scott, while thousand are bracing for blizzard-like conditions, the mood here is definitely warm. cheers erupted and tears flowed as news spread throughout the camp that pipeline construction would not continue under the
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missouri river. that provides water to the sioux reservation. but many active tiss. told me despite the news they're staying to make sure this isn't a temporary victory. energy transfer partners funding the piem line called the decision purely political. they're counting on the trump administration to reverse the decision to. day a spokesperson for president elect trump said the incoming president, support the construction of the pipeline. people here are bracing for more snow. scott, the forecast calls for subzero temperatures. >> thanks. >> to today the u.n. security council tried to impose a cease-fire to allow civilians to escape aleppo, syria, but russia and china vetoed the plan. no surprise. russia is backing the syrian military as it destroys neighborhoods held by rebels. war correspondent debora patta is in aleppo. >> reporter: once a thriving
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aleppo neighborhood. but look at it now. builter fighting between the rebels and the government has destroyed it. a syrian government soldier leads us to the body of a man we says was a rebel fighter. the rebels in eastern aleppo are being pushed back by the syrian army together with russia's military muscle. when a mortar landed on a hospital we were summoned to seep the aftermath. when we got there, we found russian troops. a russian general told us two nurses had been killed. sthap a they are not opposition fighters they're terrorists he said. they kill civilians. >> civilians bearing the full front of the battle under syrian and russian bombs. if they want to escape the bombing, they must run the gaunt let of this road. becoming vulnerable to sniper fire. mustahof, and this shelter with his three sons. he toemd us the men inside, are
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equally scared of being killed by the rebel fighters as they are of being captured or killed by pro government fighters. they are just very afraid, he said. simply stuck in the middle and not taking sides. next door, 100-year-old fatima al-faoud lets out a painful wail. my heart is broken for syria, she never took a side and never imagined she would wind up like this. clear from the devastation, we saw, scott, that the sear yand and rush forces have not held back. and they're prepared to take back aleppo no matter how many lives are lost. >> debora patta reporting from the war zone. deborah, thank you. coming up next, police shut down a crime that held thousand of computers hostage. (coughs) cough doesn't sound so good. take mucinex dm.
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avalanche network. authorities say the network had computer servers in four countries and stole hundred of millions of dollars. sue song, the acting u.s. attorney for western district of pennsylvania. >> we successfully identified computers in 189 computers throughout the word we calculate, 20,000 malware infected computers in the united states. in allegheny county, pennsylvania, investigators accused cyberthieves of taking over and freezing some government computers until ransom was paid. criminals hacked two unnamed pennsylvania companies and attempted wire transfers totaling more than $600,000. the theft used so-called malware which infects computers after victims click on phony link. those behind avalanche were providing servers for krim namz to use in cyberattacks. often stolen money was laundered through money mules,
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unsuspecting people who were tricked into participating. the big break in the operation came when german police reverse engineered the code that operation avalanche was using. scott, german investigators brought in the fbi to trace the servers some in the u.s. and canada. >> jeff peg ues. thank you. in a moment, the best of the best. ♪ life in the fast lane
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the bible says there is a time for everything. and in this nation so sharply divided, two churches in macon, georgia, decided it is a time to heal. jam james brown has their story. >> reporter: it is sunday morning and first baptist church is making a joyful noise. ♪ just around the corner, first baptist church of christ is starting its worship. like many churches in america -- the difference between the two is pretty much black and white. >> the first baptist church. the one i pastor. >> first baptist church of christ where i pastor. >> you guys have been around the corner from each other for how long? >> since 1887. >> how often have you guys interacted one with another?
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>> man once or twice. >> reporter: pastor scott dickerson and james goldsby met two years ago and decide it was time for their congregations to got to know each other. not only do their churches share a name, but they share a history. in 1826 one church, white slave owners worshipped in the front with their slaves in the back. by 1845, church records show that the slaves out numbered owners two to one. so a separate church for blacks was formed. most people are familiar with what dr. king said was the most segregated hour in america is worship hour, is that still the case? >> the reality is, yes it still is. >> i think so. but i also think we wouldn't worry so much about that one hour a week of being divided if we weren't so divided the other hours of the week. >> after the tragic murders ate a charleston our chch last year the two pastors got their two
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churches together for a series of meetings to talk abut race and impact on their community. >> we were the only nonafro-american people in the room. >> on this night before thanksgiving, church members met to break bread. and walls, that have separated them for years. >> one door that said colored, and one door that said white. my first consciousness. >> for three hours they shared funny stories and sad ones too. by the end of the night the two congregations grew closer. 19-year-old ethan thompson may have summed it up best. >> this has taught me that despite what the world is telling us right now, that this kind of conversation is possible. a conversation that perhaps can build a new future. james brown, cbs news, macon. and that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us just a little bit later for the
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morning news and of course, don't miss, "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. >> announcer: this its the cbs "overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news," i'm michelle miller. donald trump's presidential transition continues to chug along. mr. trump named ben carson as choice to head the housing department. he discussed climate change with al gore. and expanded his list of candidates for secretary of state. mean while, mr. trump's choice for national security adviser is being dragged into a political firestorm. it involves a fake news story about hillary clinton, a pizza shop, and allegations of child abuse. chip reid sorts it all out.
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>> reporter: 28-year-old edgar welch was arrested in washington sunday afternoon outside comet ping-pong, a popular family pizza parlor. d.c. police say welch fired at least one round into the restaurant floor with an ar-15 rifle like this one, on his facebook page. no one was injured. police say welch drove all the way from north carolina to self-investigate pizza-gate, a fictitious online conspiracy theory. pizza gate started on the internet before election day when right-wing sites that make up fake news spread rumors hillary clinton was involved in a child sex trafficking ring in d.c. court documents say welch read on line that the comet restaurant was harboring child sex slaves and he was armed to help rescue them. he surrendered when he found no evidence that underaged children were being harbored in the restaurant. pizza gate has been pushed by michael j. flynn, son of michael t. flynn, chosen by president elect trump to be his national security adviser. the two were seen together at trump tower last month. after welch's arrest sunday, the younger flynn tweeted until
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pizza gate proven to be false it will remain a story. general flynn himself has also spread stories, claiming to link mrs. clinton to criminal activity. six days before the election. flynn tweeted you. decide. nypd blows whistle on new hillary e-mails. money laundering, sex crimes with children, et cetera. must read. the story he referred to was fake. >> this is not the first time pizza gate believers have confronted comet ping-pong owner james oliphantus. he says he has been getting threats for weeks. >> these stories are false. what happened today demonstrates that promoting false and reckless conspiracy theories do come with consequences. >> this was a terrifying experience. >> sharifa comet ping-pong with his wife and three children when welch walked in. >> this is nothing but terrorism. it should be condemned as such. at the pipeline protest in
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north dakota, the chairman of the standing rock sioux is telling supporters to head home. the protesters won a victory when the army corps of engineers put the brakes on the stretch of pipeline that runs under the missouri river. but a lot of those camped out don't trust the government and are planning to stay. omar villafranca is there. >> reporter: while thousand are bracing for blizzard-like conditions, the mood here is definitely warm. cheers erupted and tears flowed as news spread throughout the camp that pipeline construction would not continue under the missouri river. that provides water to the sioux reservation. but many activists told me despite the news they're staying to make sure this isn't a temporary victory. energy transfer partners funding the pipe line called the decision purely political. they're counting on the trump administration to reverse the decision. today, a spokesperson for president elect trump said the incoming president, support the construction of the pipeline. people here are bracing for more snow.
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scott, the forecast calls for subzero temperatures. italy's president is asking prime minister mateo renzi to delay resignation until parliament can pass a federal budget due at the end of the month. renzi went to the presidential palace to resign after his referendum calling for government reform was rejected by the voters. renzi told the president, it is not possible to continue in his post. seth doane is in rome. >> a stunning loss for mateo renzi, latest in a string of populist upsets. the prime minister said the people had spoken. he would turn in his rezing nation to italy's president today. italian prime minister renzi wanted voters to choose si, the reforms he argued would decrease bureaucracy. his case wasn't convincing enough. i have lost he said. and i say it out loud. although with a lump in my throat. renzi personalized the
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constitutional referendum early on. which charlie rose asked him about on 60 minutes. >> it's become a vote about you and that's not good. >> yes. this is, was my mistake. in the first -- days of electoral campaign. i understand a mistake. the opposition celebrated the news, one of the loudest no voices was, the five stars movement. this vote here in italy continues this anti-establishment mood we have seen in the u.s. and elsewhere here in europe. >> yes. >> we asked louis university professor pier palabanino about the shock to the system. >> uncertainty is something that the mark doesn't like. and in a year there are a lot of degree of uncertainty. >> and this crisis comes at a time of high unemployment and significant debt issues here in italy. across europe anti-establishment
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parties are watching this vote with elections coming up in france. and then down the road in germany. at the united nations, russia and china blocked a draft resolution in the security council that called for a seven day truce around the syrian city of aleppo. syrian government troops backed by russia are closing the noose on rebel held parts of the city, but as debora patta reports, moscow isn't only providing air support, but ground troops as well. >> reporter: once a thriving aleppo neighborhood. but look at it now. builter fighting between the rebels and the government has destroyed it. a syrian government soldier leads us to the body of a man we says was a rebel fighter. the rebels in eastern aleppo are being pushed back by the syrian army together with russia's military muscle. when a mortar landed on a hospital we were summoned to see the aftermath. when we got there, we found russian troops. a russian general told us two
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nurses had been killed. they are not opposition fighters they're terrorists he said. they kill civilians. >> civilians bearing the full front of the battle under syrian and russian bombs. if they want to escape the bombing, they must run the gaunt let of this road. becoming vulnerable to sniper fire. mustahof, and this shelter with his three sons. he told us the men inside, are equally scared of being killed by the rebel fighters as they are of being captured or killed by pro government fighters. they are just very afraid, he said. simply stuck in the middle and not taking sides. next door, 100-year-old fatima al-faoud lets out a painful mournful wail. my heart is broken for syria, she cries, she never took a side and never
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president elect trump outlined an ambitious agenda for his first months in office. for any of it to become law it must pass through the office of the speaker of the house. paul ryan. ryan did not support mr. trump's candidacy and refused to campaign for him. but much has changed since the votes were counted. scott pelley spoke with ryan for "60 minutes." >> how often have you speaking to the president elect. >> about every day. >> do you call him or he call you? >> both. >> he answers his cell phone. i shouldn't say that. >> he answers the phone. >> you call him on the cell phone. how does he answer? >> he says, hi, hello. >> he doesn't say, this is the president elect. >> he calls me paul. i call him mr. president elect. i have reference for the office.
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yeah he is casual. >> this is paul. here is something i am thinking about. >> yeah, yeah. >> how long do the conversations go on? >> 40-45 minutes. >> have you told him being president is not being ceo of the united states that the congress is going to have a say? >> we have talked about that extensively. we have talked about the constitution. article one of the constitution. sepp raegs separation of powers. he feels under president obama's watch he stripped a lot of power away from the constitution away from the legislative branch of the government. we want to reset the balance of power so that people and the constitution are rightfully restored. >> that's what donald trump believes. he believes in the separation of power. you don't think he things he is going to run the country the way he wants to? >> no, i think he understands there is a constitution and that those separate but ookable branches of government give us a limited government the he believes that. >> you called donald trump a racist? >> no, i didn't. i said his comment was. >> uh-huh. not sure there is a great deal of day light between those two
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definitions. but he definitely called you ineffective and disloyal? have you patched it up? >> yeah, we have. we are fine. we are not looking back. that is behind us. we are way beyond that. now we are talking about how we fix the country's problems. >> i'm curious, how did you patch it up, who apologized to whom, how did that conversation go? >> it went fine. pretty much the day after the election, maybe two days after the election, decided to let bygones be bygones move forward and fix the problem. over and done with. we have had productive conversations. >> reporter: paul ryan led the majority in the house just over a year. he took the job, reluctantly, when his predecessor gave up on trying to pull the fractured party together. ryan is 46, from wisconsin, and an expert on the budget. >> what is the first bill you intent to pass? >> the first bill we are going to be working on is obama care legislation. >> repeal it first? >> yes. >> not pulling the rug out from
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the 20 million people who have obama care. >> we want to make sure we have a transition people yud. people can get better coverage at better price. >> months, years? >> can't give you an answer. >> people talked three years in terms of transition. >> i don't know the answer to that now. what we know is that we have to make good on this promise, we have to bring relief as fast as possible to people who are struggling under obama care. >> what do republicans intend to put in its place? >> patient centered health care that gets everybody access to affordable health care coverage so they can buy what they want to buy. >> people will still get coverage regardless of their pre-existing condition? >> we think pre-existing condition is an important feature of any health care system. >> children on their parents' plans until 26? >> something we actually have had in our plan as well. >> and, women will pay the same as men? >> that didn't use theed to be the case? >> depends on the age of a person. we believe that, we should have support based on age. sicker and older you get, the more support you ought to get.
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a person that has, low income, you probably should have more assistance than a person with high income. >> is your plan going to cover everyone in america? >> we will give everyone access to affordable coverage. >> in the first year what do you expect through the congress? >> really want to focus on economic growth and growing the economy. a lot of regulations that are really crushing jobs. look at the coal miners in the rust belt out of work, look at the loggers, in the timber workers in the paper mills in west coast, look at ranchers, or farmers in the midwest, with regulations. >> talking rolling back environmental regulations? >> smarter regulation that help us grow jobs in this country. we want to have good stewardship and conversation of the environmentment and economic growth. we have anning noming growth problemen america. limping along. wages are flat. jobs aren't being created to the extent they could and should be. regulatory relief is very, very important. that's something we will work on day one. >> ryan told us that he can now support trump's changed
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positions on immigration. from deporting all 11 million illegal immigrants to focussing on only those who have committed crimes and from building a 2,000 mile wall to -- something less. >> we are not working on a deportation force. here's what we are working on with respect to immigration. securing our border, enforcing laws. he talked criminal aliens. enforcing laws for people who came here illegally, came and committed violent crimes. we should enforce those laws. but really what we are focused on is securing our border. >> trump said he was going to bill a wall? >> conditions on the ground deter men what you need in an area. some areas you may need a wall, some areas double fencing. my own view, whatever kind of device or barrier or policy to secure the border is necessary to secure the border do it. >> and you can see the full report on our ♪ rooms come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. with eight times more fragrance control, the air wick® scented oil warmer lets you dial up or down
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cough doesn't sound so good. take mucinex dm. i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this. legendary singer song writer james taylor one of seven performing artists celebrated at the kennedy center honors. before the show he sat down with our own norah o'donnell. ♪ no one can tell me that i'm doing wrong ♪ >> reporter: away from the bright lights and crowd add reas arenas, james taylor spends most day in the serenity of the
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berkshires. do you stay up here in the winter all the snow? >> yeah, yeah, we have been up here for the past dozen years, maybe, 13, 14 years. >> reporter: most of the songs for his latest album before this world, were recorded in this home studio. ♪ this was your first collection in 13 years. >> yeah, it has been a long time. >> the music was always there. taylor only needed the time to reach it. >> take is a couple days of empty time before idea start to show up. >> reporter: what is empty time? >> used to be this thing called boredom. it pretty much has been eradicated. it doesn't exist anymore. it turned out a lot of things got done when you were bored. growing up in north carolina, you know we had a lot of empty time. ♪ in my mind i'm gone to
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carolina ♪ you see yourself as one thing or another. you pretend if you were a songwriter. then maybe it turned out you were. >> reporter: take me back to james taylor at 19. >> well, i had been in new york with this band, the flying machine for lack of a better name. ♪ but my eyes are made for for darkness ♪ >> reporter: turned out there was another flying machine doing better than we were. it wasn't great. the flying machine crashed and burned. i went back down to north carolinaing lick my wound, i had a heroin habit, i weighed 89 pound, was like a deck chair in a high wind. my dad came and he heard my voice on the phone. he said, you stay there, james, i am going to come get you. he and my brother, hugh, drove up the coast, moved my meager belongings back down to north carolina the i sat around there for a bout six months. and talked my folks into buying me a ticket to go to london and to visit a friend of mine over
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there. >> reporter: you were the first artist, right, to sign with the beatles' label. >> uh-huh. it was, an amazing stroke of good luck. and it, it -- it got that first album, you know for awful its rough edges and faults, it got the first album recorded. it got me noticed a little bit. ♪ there's something in the way she moved ♪ >> reporter: the earliest reviews of your work were noteworthy. i think you were described as the first superstar of the '70s. >> huh. >> reporter: your music was called the "coolest breath of fresh air." >> i don't know, saying all this stuff. but, yeah. >> reporter: taylor's second album, sweet baby james, delivered his first top ten hit. ♪ i've seen fire and i've seen rain ♪ ♪ i've seen sunny days that i
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thought would never been ♪ >> next year he landed on the cover of time magazine as the face of new rock. ♪ thought i'd find a friend >> that really got people's attention particularly my family and my friends and my, you know, the culture at large, "time" magazine was still a really big deal. and -- yeah, that was -- that was a -- big change. ♪ good night moonlight ladies >> one of the writers described your look as a cowboy jesus. when you look at the pictures. >> these people are mory yae tiff than i. i don't know. i thought i was trying to look like george harrison. ♪ and you need some loving care ♪ >> reporter: nearly all of taylor's songs are personal reflections, but his first and
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only single to top billboard's hot 100 was written by his friend, carole king. ♪ see you again >> you talked abut you got a friend. and she said, he showed me the confidence, he completely mentored me as a performer. a really beautiful tribute. >> that is a lovely thing to say. yeah, carole, of course was a huge talent. she is genuine. very genuine. >> reporter: you sold 100 million record. >> i've heard that figuree, bounced about. and that's hard to believe. that's a lot of records. >> reporter: yeah, yeah, and, lots of grammys. and now the kennedy center honors. >> uh-huh. [ applause ] james, we salute you, we love you, and we want you to know in all of us you have got a friend. >> what does it moon to you? >> i have been part of this event so, many times in the
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past. i often did wonder whether or not they would ever tap me for it. >> reporter: you're like, hello, james taylor here. hello? i've seen fire and rain. >> remember me? you got a friend. yeah. ♪ i want to stop and thank you baby ♪ >> of course i am -- i am very glad as it turns out that i get to do it in the company of my favorite president, barack obama. people in general when they hear about the kennedy center hon nrz that really seems to get people's attention. so it gives me a, i think it, has given me a certain amount of, of cred. ♪ how sweet it is to be loved by you ♪
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president obama received the biggest ovation of the night. at the 39th annual kennedy center honors. seven of the world's brightest stars were honored at the gala. alex wagner was there. ♪ take it easy ♪ take it easy >> reporter: one of today's biggest rock bands, kings of leon paid tribute to the most successful american band of all time. the eagles. ♪ welcome to the hotel california ♪ they were honored without co-founder glen frye who died earlier this year. ♪ i've got a peaceful ♪ easy feeling feeling is honoree al pacino's signature. >> you broke my heart. >> actor and friend, kevin
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spacey led a master class on how to do an al pacino impression. >> pat yourself down. ooh, hoo-ha. stephen colbert hosted. >> good evening, ladies and gentlemen, distinguished honorees, politicians, endangered swamp dwellers. his nod to president obama's final kennedy center honors in office, brought the crowd out of their seats. the last eight years the white house has given us a leader who is passionate, intelligent, and dignified. colbert had high praise for singer and civil rights activist, mavis staples. >> with her music she serves god with all her soul and is yet herself a goddess of soul. >> reporter: her signature voice led the staple singers to 70s classic "respect yourself" and
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"i'll take you there." ♪ i know a place ain't nobody crying ♪ dominating the radio that same decade was james taylor, the five-time grammy winner inspired younger generations. ♪ i've seen fire and i've seen rain ♪ including, sheryl crow. ♪ i've seen sunny days that i thought would never end. >> reporter: the evening ended with an all-star tribute to eagles classic, life in the fast lane. ♪ she was too tired to fight about it life in the fast lane ♪ ♪ make you lose your mind ♪ life in the fast lane ♪ life in the fast lane ♪ life in the fast lane ♪ ♪ >> that will do it for us here on the "overnight news" this tuesday. for some of you the news will continue. for others check back a little
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bit later for the morning news. and of course, cbs this morning. htre the broadcast center right ♪ it's tuesday, december 6th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." bucket by bucket, search teams pull evidence from the oakland warehouse where at least three dozen people died in a massive fire. this morning, authorities are mulling murder charges. >> charges could be murder, all the way to involuntary manslaughter. and a mistrial in the case of a white cop caught on camera shooting and killing an unarmed black man. this morning, the victim's mother says her fight is far from over.

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