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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, january 18, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." breaking news, 92-year-old george h.w. bush has been hospitalized since saturday for shortness of breath. we'll have the latest on the condition of our 41st president. critics blame president obama for commuting chelsea manning sentence for leaking government secrets. just two days before the inauguration, a cbs news poll finds president-elect trump has the lowest approval rating of any incoming president we've ever measured. we begin this horng with a look at today's eye opener, your
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world in 90 seconds. >> it's concerning and the details still coming in. the chief of staff says he's doing fine, doing really well. doctors have a couple of theories about his ailments. >> president george h.w. bush hospitalized in houston. >> at 92 years old, he's the oldest living president. >> so much tension and discord over the last few days by the reckless and irresponsible tweets by the president-elect. >> i don't like tweeting. i have other things i could be doing, but i get very dishonest media, very dishonest press. >> we'll give a green light to people with all the hacking going on. >> the president commuted the sentence of chelsea manning. >> a lot of the criticism is coming from individuals in the republican party who supported a candidate who applauded wikileaks. >> a tough day of questioning for the education nominee, betsy devos. >> do you think if your family had made hundreds of millions in contributions you would be sitting here today. >> orlando police capture the
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man responsible for the murder of a police officer. a huge truck swallowed by a massive sinkhole in georgia. >> police say the driver was able to hop out. college students were taking part of a fishing tournament when their boat malfunctioned. they're both okay. >> a youngster who has a hot hand when it comes to shooting hoops. >> four in a row. >> scores! >> packs it down to himself and baseballs it right into the net. >> and all the matters. josh earnest gave his final briefing, president obama showed up and photo bombed it. >> a guy's name is josh earnest. somebody speaking on your behalf, a good name to have. >> donald trump said if he's sworn in on friday, he'll take the weekend off. >> he's not going to start until monday. he apparently thinks the
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presidents get saturdays and sundays off. instead of hail to the chief, it's going to be: ♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ >> announcer: presented by toyota, let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is on assignment and will join us later from the white house briefing room. anthony mason is with us. >> good morning. >> good to have you here. our 41st president, george h.w. bush is hospitalized for the north time in five years. president bush, who is 92 years old, was seen in public less than two weeks ago at a game. >> the former president was admitted to houston methodist hospital on saturday. chip reid has the latest on mr. bush's health. good morning. what are you hearing? >> former president george h.w. bush has been at methodist hospital in houston for four days. his spokesman jim mcgrath says
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he's responding well to treatment after being admitted for shortness of breath. mr. bush is the oldest living president and remains in stable condition at the hospital. mcgrath says they hope to have him discharged soon. as to why we weren't updated earlier, he said the family has a right to privacy and didn't want to alarm anyone without assessing the situation. mr. bush who suffers from a form of parkinson's was hospitalized in 2014 for seven weeks due to pneumonia. a year later the president broke a bone in his neck after a fall at the family home. mr. bush who has been forced to use a wheelchair over the last few years appeared at the hughes tons texans' play-off game earlier this month. in december the 41st president celebrated pearl harbor anniversary with former senator bob dole. now the former president who again is expected to leave the hospital in a couple days had not been planning to head to washington with wife barbara for president-elect trump's inauguration on friday. anthony?
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>> chip reid, thanks very much. we wish the former president well. president obama will leave office friday with the most k commutations in white house history. he commuted the sentence of 209 others, most for drug offenses. former army private chelsea manning is among those who had their sentences reduced. james e. cartwright who lied to the fbi in a leak case involving iran was pardoned. >> chelsea manning was due for release in the year 2045. a military judge sentenced manning to 35 years in prison for espionage. the former intelligence am lift passed more than 700,000 secret documents to wikileaks. margaret brennan is at the white house with why the manning decision is so controversial. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the decision to shorten chelsea manning's sentence was opposed by the pentagon and angered many national security officials.
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manning's 2010 leak of secret government materials is one of the biggest breaches in u.s. history. chelsea manning will now be released from the prison barracks at fort lechk worth in may. manning has already served more than six years and has transitioned to live as a woman. >> the president's actions probably saved chelsea manning's life. >> reporter: aclu attorney noted his client, who spent long stretches of time in kol tear confinement has twice attempted suicide in the last six months. >> the reality was, there was no way she was going to survive another 28 years in prison. >> reporter: the former army intelligence analyst, then known as bradley manning was convicted of giving secret documents to wikileaks. manning said, i have never made any excuses for what i did. at the time of the leak, the white house said the disclosures put american lives at risk, but on friday, spokesman josh
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earnest indicated manning's remorse was persuasive. >> as chelsea manning has acknowledged, the release of the information that she provided to wikileaks was damaging to national security, but disclosures by edward snowden were far more serious and far more dangerous. >> reporter: both consider themselves whistle blowers when they handed over u.s. secrets. unlike manning, edward snowden evaded u.s. authorities and fled to russia. just last week wikileaks founder jewel squan assange tweeted he would turn himself in the president obama offered manning clemency. on tuesday the white house insisted there was no quid pro quo. paul ryan called the president's decision outrageous. senator john mccain called it a grave mistake and said manning's dishonor will last forever. the white house says to expect more commutations.
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meanwhile overnight, russian authorities decided to extend edward snowden's residence permit, quote, for another couple years. cbs poll out this morning shows donald trump will become president on friday with record low approval ratings. just 32% of americans have a favorable view of the president-elect. that's lower than any president-elect cbs news has measured going back to ronald reagan back in 1981. 12 points below the next lowest, george w. bush. more than half of americans have at least some confidence that the president-elect will make the right decision on important issues like the economy, trade policy and isis. mr. trump was in washington last night for his first inauguration event, a dinner with foreign diplomats. major garrett is covering the transition. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. inauguration organizers say they're bracing for crowds in washington in excess of 2 million. homeland security estimates half as many on the national mall.
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if president-elect donald trump proved anything during the campign, he can certainly draw a crowd. the cabinet is on pace to have fewer nominees confirmed around inauguration than any president since george herbert walker bush. president-elect donald trump defied his own america first brand and spent his first night of inauguration week with nearly 150 foreign ambassadors and dim mats. >> we have put together a team i think the likes of which has never been assembled before. >> reporter: the dinner was a gesture of respect for diplomacy, occurring as mr. trump continued his feud with civil rights leader and congressman john lewis. >> he got caught in a very bad lie. >> reporter: lewis failed to mention he boycotted in 2001 with george w. bush. >> you don't forget something like that. he got caught, and it's pretty bad, and it's making him look
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bad frankly. >> reporter: the president-elect's harsh words have given dozens of house democra democrats, already dubious about his election, reason to join lewis' boycott. >> as far as other people going, that's okay. we need seats so badly. i hope they give me their tickets. >> reporter: more than 50 congressional democrats will skip the inauguration. >> this is about standing on principle. >> reporter: so far not one senate democrat has backed the boycott. >> i've gone every year whether republican or democrat. >> reporter: republicans say inauguration day is or should be bigger than partisan rivalries. >> we all need to support our constitution and support that transition of power in our country. that's how it works. >> reporter: another democrat who will skip the inauguration is secretary of state in 2004, presidential nominee john kerry who has yet to meet with the nominee set to secede him, rex
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tillerson. >> major garrett, thanks. four of mr. trump's cabinet choices are on capitol hill right now for senate confirmation hearings. senators will question epa nominee scott pruitt, health and human secretary nominee tom price and commerce secretary nominee wilbur ross. our poll shows 39% of americans approval of the president's cabinet nominations. 40% disapprove. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. most of the nominees who have already testified appear to be headed toward an easy confirmation eventually. but democrats are determined to make things more difficult for two nominees who are going before congress right now and who have been in the democratic crosshairs for weeks. >> scott pruitt is a professional climate denier. >> reporter: democrats went to the senate floor last night to slam scott pruitt, mr. trump's
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pick to head the i represent vooal protection agency. >> someone who denies climate change science is in charge of an agency that's really tasked with advancing our national strategy to address climate change. >> reporter: democrats argue as oklahoma's attorney general pruitt was more dedicated to donors than he was to the state's environment, suing the epa 14 times seeking to roll back regulations. in his testimony today, pruitt will say that as epa administrator he'll advocate for a better and healthier environment but that environmental regulations should not not occur in an economic vacuum. georgia congressman tom price can also expect tough questions today. democrats want to know why the nominee for secretary of health and human services bought stock in a medical device company one week before he introduced a bill that would benefit that company. >> it may well be that this trade was illegal. >> reporter: less controversial is mr. trump's pick for are u.n.
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ambassador, south carolina governor nikki haley. some democrats are questioning whether she has the right experience. >> our adversaries in the united nations are represented by very seasoned, very capable, very sharp-edged diplomats. this is not the model un, this is the real un. >> reporter: experience came up at the confirmation hearing for betsy devoss last night, trump's choice to be secretary of education but has never worked in a public school system. >> do you think if you were not a multibillionaire, that you would be sitting here today? >> i do think that would be a possibility. i've worked very hard on behalf of parents and children for the last almost 30 years. >> reporter: devos was asked at one point whether she supports gun-free zones in schools. she was non-committal saying they might be needed to fend off grizzly bears. democrats countered that
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students are more likely to be hurt by fellow classmates with guns than grizzly bears on the prowl. >> that's interesting. thank you, nancy. dan seener is a political strategist and former senior adviser to mitt romney and paul ryan in the 2012 presidential campaign. president obama said yesterday he commuted chelsea manning's sentence because she accepted responsibility and expressed remorse. what questions does this raise? >> serious questions, particularly where our national security community came down on it. presumably he sought the recommendations of them. from what i understand the recommendation was to not go forward with this. why, when bin laden's compound was raided in afghanistan, at the compound they found documents from the bradley manning leak. in other words, bin laden, according to court transcripts, had requested these documents. what were in these documents that bin laden had?
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information that our u.s. forces had on afghan informants, the names of afghan informants, key secrets indispensable to u.s. army operations in afghanistan that put lives at risk. suddenly they got into bin laden's hands planning terror attacks in afghanistan. this is why the national security community is so up in arms that he's being released from prison. >> the irony that the u.s. intelligence agency is accusing wikileaks of influencing election ps has been to commute her sentence. >> the exact time the democrats in the white house, not just wikileaks, but making about donald trump citing of julian assange and assange was the vessel through which the manning documents got into terrorist hands. >> do you think there's anything more to hear, perhaps that president obama is trying to box president-elect trump in about dealing with this kind of information? >> i don't think so. i think there was a lot of
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pressure from the organized left, the a clu, other groups, because of transgender issues and manning's suicide attempts. i think that's part of it. the other part of it, it is true in those documents there was information revealed about atrocities in really bad regimes. that said, it's not manning selective live released those documents. he released 750,000 documents, some of which affected the u.s. army. >> dan, good to see you. rumor is you'll be joining us on friday. >> rumors are true. they're not rumors. they are fact. they are facts that i can report. speaking of the inauguration, cbs news will bring you complete coverage of the president-elect's inauguration on friday. it begins right here on what show, gayle? >> "cbs this morning," dan's favorite television show. >> good segue.
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vice president joe biden this morning has tough words for russian president vladimir putin. he told the world economic forum in davos, switzerland, that putin is trying to undermine the u.s. and europe. >> we even saw it in the cyber intrusions against political parties and individuals of the united states of america. we should expect further attempts by russia to meddle in the democratic process. it will occur again, i promise you. and again the purpose is clear, to collapse the liberal international order. >> putin denies trying to influence the u.s. election. he called the allegations his country attempted to collect information to blackmail president-elect trump, quote, total nonsense. elizabeth palmer is in moscow. elizabeth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there hasn't been any official reaction to vice president biden's comments yet. that's not unusual because the kremlin and its official spokesman don't tweet any official reaction and, in fact,
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tend to be very cautious. however, yesterday president putin appeared to throw caution to the wind. in a routine news conference with the leader of mall dove va, president putin called the file of unverified claims of compromising sexual behavior by donald trump a hoax. people who order things like that for political gain, he said, are worst than prostitutes. but then he expanded in perhaps more detail than mr. trump might have wished on the president-elect's 2013 trip to moscow as the owner of the miss universe pageant. trump organized beauty contests and socialized with the most beautiful women in the world. i find it hard to believe that he rushed to a hotel to meet with russian girls with loose morals. although he added we do have the best ones in the world.
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finally though, president putin did get around to commenting on the kremlin's goal of working with a trump administration. i'm sure in the end we will establish normal relation, he said. responding to the interests of the people of europe, russia and the united states. of course president putin's remarks are getting a lot of play here in russia. in fact, one of the main newspapers suggests that russian prostitutes are thrilled by the compliment paid to them by the president and may designate yesterday as their professional day officially. more seriously, though, they're also reminding russians that nobody really knows what mr. trump's foreign policy is going to be. >> all right, elizabeth palmer. we know women with loose morals, a lot in russia says the president. a
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rampange in orlando, florida turns to federal c good morning, it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. the widow of the man behind the nightclub rampage in orlando, florida returns to federal court in oakland in just a few hours. prosecutors say noor salman was aware of her husband omar mateen's plans for the attack. the next round of storms could cause a lot of problems in orinda. the city declared a state of emergency because of a massive sinkhole on miner road. it opened during the storms last week. it may cost over a million dollars and over three weeks to repair. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. ,, ,,,,,,,,
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good morning. , 7:27. there's no rain now but we still have a lot of traffic throughout the bay area. bay bridge toll plaza, maze to downtown will now take 34 minutes a cross the span of the san mateo bridge, into the peninsula, expect a long and slow commute there, as well. moving over to a hot spot of the morning, highway 4 in antioch/pittsburg and 242 in walnut creek. if you are traveling along the altamont pass, expect very slow conditions there, as well. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. >> we had a few showers in the wee small hours this morning. now they have mostly dried out but there's still a few cells out there. and we will be getting more rain later in the day as you can see, down in the south bay there's still a few showers. but offshore, that's where most of it is now. rain will head south over the bay area and winds up to 60 miles an hour in the peaks. 30 miles an hour below. chilly day, as well. and after the rain later today, we have another system coming in on friday. ,,,,,,,,
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>> ooh, be careful. >> you're right. you need a boat. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, investigators track down a woman accused of abducting her two young daughters more than 30 years ago. well, these girls, they are now grown, they've got families of their own. see how their mother evaded detection for so long. lus, two young school children are mauled by pit bulls on their way to school. the dogs killed one child and badly injured another.
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ahead, why the police are praising the bravery of the other kid. time to show you this morning's headlines. usa reports what could happen if obamacare were repealed and not replaced. they predict 18 million americans would lose medical coverage within a year. premiums would rise by up to 25% and the number of uninsured would jump to 59 million by the year 2026. the projections were based on a 2015 republican plan to overturn the affordable care act. the "washington post" says they've agreed to setting a two decades-old lawsuit. t more than 100 agents took part in the action. as part of the deal the secret service admitted no wrongdoing but agreed to institutional changes to correct the problem.
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the orlando sentinel says the police ended a nine-day manhunt. he's led away by police officers. he killed lieutenant debra clayton last week and he was wanted in connection with the illing can of his pregnant ex-girlfriend. and walmart is touting its expansion of american jobs in a nod to donald trump. they plan to add 10,000 jobs in e-commerce or new or expanded jobs. 24,000 construction jobs. this is amid criticism of the president-elect. a georgia man is in jail after his unleashed dogs attacked two elementary children. the kids were walking to their bus stop yesterday. the 6-year-old was killed and the 5-year-old was critically hurt. demarco morgan shows us how this
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strategy unfolded. >> back here behind this house is where i found them at. >> you found him. >> i found him. >> she found the body of her 6-year-old son logan shortly after he left the house for school tuesday morning. >> we heard screaming from the house. and everybody came running. i saw the one child lying on the ground and the others were trying to find the kids. >> the girl was found badly injured and unresponded. >> i ran to the baby. i looked down to see what i could do for her. when i looked at her, nigh there was nothing i could do. >> reporter: sanders was rushed to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition. >> there's nothing we could do because they kept coming back. >> atlanta police quickly responded shooting and injured one of the two dogs suspected in the attacks. >> some brave kids. some kids ran back to the scene to try to pull the dogs off the children that was injured.
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>> reporter: police arrested the owner of the dogs, cameron tucker, charging him with two counts of reckless endangerment. the two pit bulls are in the custody of animal control while investigators determine if a third dog was involved in the attacks. for "cbs this morning," demarco morgan. the charges against cameron tucker are miss demeeshs that generally carry sentences of no more than a year. the fulton county sheriff's office may add additional charges. i can't think of anything -- two children doing their usual thing attacked by unleashed dogs. that should never happen. a rhode island woman iaccusd of abducting her own elaine yates is
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charged with. she's been doing it for decades to her estranged husband it's awe news to me. >> reporter: russell yates is still dumbfounded his daughters are alive and well after vanishing more than 30 years ago. >> i hope they want to get in touch with me. >> reporter: kimberly yates was 3 years old and kelly was 10 months old when russell returned home to find them missing. an anonymous tip finally led police to this home in texas. >> after an investigation they were able throw indicate elaine yates in houston, texas, under an alien name. >> reporter: the mother had
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assumed a name. the sisters have families of their own. these aged progressed rendering were remarkably similar. she vanished after she learned her husband was having an affair and he hit her during an argument. at the time child snatching was not considered a crime in rhode island. charles yates went to court to force the grandmother to disclose their whereabouts. when she wouldn't comply, a judge put her in jail for eight days. >> it's family doing it toward their own volition and i don't feel bad about it. >> in all of these cases there are two sides to the circumstances on why the abduction happened. >> robert lowery says parental abduction is behind many of the cases he deals with. >> the fact that these children have been found after 31 years, it does
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islalands prorotecting them a a saw are e rapidly y going away. if you wanant to see what's's hahappening g to t the coast of louisiana, it's harder to find a better spot than adams bay about
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50 miles southeast of new orleans. we went riding on water that was once lush with marshland and arrived on a piece of land that will soon be submerged. >> it's terrible. it's being eaten away and eaten away fast. >> this archaeologist showed us lemon tree island. pieces of pottery, glass, and other ancient artifacts are everywhere, but not for long. >> we're not doing excavations out here. we're doing emergency documentation. within the next two years all these sights are going to be gone. >> reporter: rising sea levels and commercial development have lead to erosion threatening not just lemon tree island but much of the coast. a new master plan released by the coastal protection an & restoration authority shows what's happened to louisiana over the past 85 years. from 1932 to 2010, louisiana
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lost 1, 900 square miles, an area the size of delaware. another map show as what may be lost over the next 50 years from erosion if nothing is done. it's not just artifacts that will be washed away. >> coastal communities are really important to the offshore oil and gas industry, essentially become islands in the middle of nowhere in the gulf of mexico. it means storm surges come in, waters are deeper. it's impact for for everybody. >> she's the head of the water institute of the gulf. they consult with private agencies on where restoration is needed and how much it will kofts. >> most of it is sea level rise. it's coming home to roost. other systems are starting to experience increased high tides, flooding in streets. sea level rising is becoming familiar to most communities. understanding what's going on here really is a great way of not just showing the problems of
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other systems but also what kind of hope they can have for the future. >> reporter: a new master plan of 2017 calls for $20 billion over 50 years. the money would be used to build barrier islands and improve inhabited wetlands. $50 billion is a lot of o money. who pays for this. >> it is a lot of money. it's a huge problem. it's the largest delta. now. they will only get more intense in the years ahead. anthony? >> all right, jeff. thanks. extraordinary 1,900 square miles of louisiana gone. >> yeah. i'm glad we did that story. >> i am too. >> yeah. because it's not something i knew was happening.
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the inaugust . good morning, it's 7:56. i'm kenny choi. in san francisco, officials are threatening legal action against the bike sharing company blue gogo hoping to offer tens of thousands of bikes for rent but supervisors say they don't have the proper permits. and in silicon valley police have arrested a house cleaner accused of stealing julie and credit cards. sandra cuoto reportedly targeted homes in mountain view and san jose. police say that there could be other victims. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,
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ings ,, ,, good morning. you see that traffic alert on the bay bridge toll plaza, let me tell you exactly where it is. it is 7:57. expect about a 45-minute drive from the maze to downtown because this traffic alert is in the treasure island tunnel
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blocking the left lane. it's a two-car crash. one cars is leaking oil. be careful on your commute into downtown san francisco. moving over to the peninsula commute from hayward into foster city another long one 30 minutes across the san mateo bridge and if you are traveling by mass transit we have a bart update. san francisco stations are delayed 10 minutes if you are heading on trains heading into the peninsula from earlier medical emergencies. i'll send it to you brian. >> you know the recipe for an accident, just add water. and we are going to have plenty this afternoon. we have a cold front on the way for the bay area. the latest on the kpix 5 hi-def doppler shows big band of rain offshore that will be heading south midday today. high wind alerts, as well. it's going to be wet and windy. we could get thunderstorms this afternoon. rainfall totals half inch to about two inches up in the mountains. it will be chilly, as well. temperatures in the low 50s for highs. extended forecast, there's more on the way. we have another system coming in on friday and a final one and wetter sunday. ,,,,,,
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it's wednesday, january 18, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there's more real news ahead including charlie rose in the white house briefing room. we'll ask outgoing press secretary josh earnest about chelsea manning and president obama's legacy. first, here is today's "eye opener at 8":00. >> our 41st president, george h.w. bush is hospitalized this morning for the fourth time in five years. >> spokesman jim mcgrath says he's responding well to treatment. >> the decision to shorten manning's sentence was opposed by the pentagon and angered many national security officials. >> at the exact time that the
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democrats in the white house were making a big deal about julian assange and donald trump citing of julian assange and julian assange was the vessel for which these documents got into terrorist's hands. >> most of these nominees appear to be headed toward an easy confirmation, but democrats are determined to make things more difficult. >> bracing for crowds in excess of 2 million. homeland security estimates ability half as many. if president-elect proved anything during the campaign, it was he can certainly draw a crowd. >> bad news for trump. it's expected to rain in washington during donald trump's inauguration. [ cheers and applause ] >> in response donald trump o'dell.
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anthony mason is here because charlie is on assignment in washington. former president george h.w. bush is hospitalized this morning. we learned overnight that the 41st president was taken to houston methodist hospital for shortness of breath four days ago. >> a spokes monday says he's in stable condition and has responded well to treatment. mr. bush is expected to go home in a couple days. at 92, he's the oldest living president. he suffers from a form of parkinson's disease. >> two of president-elect trump's cabinet nominees are facing difficult confirmation hearings. senate democrats clammed mr. trump's pick of the environmental protection agency, scott pruitt, pointing to his stance on climate change. georgia congressman tom price will face questions about investing? a medical company, then introducing a bill to delay a regulation affecting it. at a hearing yesterday for education secretary nominee betsy devos, democrats
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questioned her experience. >> mrs. devos, do you have any direct experience in running a bank? >> i do not. >> have you ever managed or over seen a trillion dollar loan program? >> i have not. >> how about a billion dollar loan program? >> i have not. >> no experience managing a program like this. >> in a 2015 speech on education you were pretty blunt, quote, government really sucks. you called the public school system a, quote, dead-end. in order to clarify, you never attended a public school, k-12 school, did you? >> correct. >> your children did not either. >> that's correct. >> you've never taught in a k-12 public school? >> i have not, but i mentored in one. >> republicans defended devos saying an outsider will be an asset in changing the education status quo. president obama has commuted more sentences than any other american president, but his decision yesterday to shorten the sentence of former army private chelsea manning is drawing criticism. manning has already served more
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than six years of a 35-year sentence. in 2013 the former army intelligence analyst, then known as bradley manning, was convicted of giving secret government documents to wikileaks. at the time the white house said the disclosures put american lives at risk. press secretary josh earnest said manning's remorse persuaded the president to grant clem mean see. house speaker paul ryan called the president's decision outrageous. josh earnest took over as press secretary in 2014, delivered more than 350 briefings in that role. he's confronted and engaged reporters on issues from iran to health care and even award shows. >> during his final briefing yesterday, his boss gave him a surprise send-off. >> he is not only a great press secretary, but more importantly he is a really, really good man. i'm really, really proud of him. josh, congratulations. >> thank you.
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[ applause ] >> josh earnest joins us this morning from the white house briefing room with our own charlie rose. good morning to you both. >> thank you, norah. you were surprised yesterday when the president comes in. >> i was. >> not only what he said, but this is also what he said, beyond the fact that you were his friend, he said, he's got that all american matinee good looking thing going. that's helpful, let's face it. a face made for television. >> to have the president come out here yesterday was such a humbling experience. i have so much respect for him, both as president of the united states but as a man himself, somebody who takes care of his family and fulfills his responsibility to the country, a clear vision for where he believes the country needs to go. so inspired by him, i admire him so much. that's why his comments meant to much to me yesterday. >> let's talk about the chelsea manning decision. it's controversial. you heard what paul ryan said and john mccain, even the
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secretary of defense is said to have opposed it. was this a decision the president took can careful consideration? >> yes. >> was he concerned about how people might take it the wrong way? >> i think president obama was interested in making sure justice was served. what you have in the case of chelsea manning is a young woman who acknowledged she committed crimes, took responsibility for committing those crimes, she expressed remorse for committed those crimes and has spent most of the last seven years behind bars at leavenworth. i think it would be hard pressed to make the case that somehow the justice system went easy on her. i have to tell you, the thing i think is outrageous is for republicans to say that chelsea manning deserves more serious punishment because of her collusion with wikileaks and its damage to the country when they endorsed a man for president of the united states who praised wikileaks, encouraged people to check out wikileaks and encouraged wikileaks to collude with the russians to hack his opponent. it's outrageous for him to
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suggest that somehow right now what chelsea manning did is worse than what the man who they endorse for president did. >> is there any connection -- there's speculation that somehow julian assange will be released because of what happened here. >> listen, right now julian assange is somebody who is on the lamb from authorities in europe and is holed up in an embassy. >> no connection to this decision? >> i can tell you mr. assange's comments had no bearing whatsoever on the decision by the president of the united states. or his future. there's nothing mr. sass sang could say or do that would have any impact to make sure justice was well served. >> norah, gayle? >> josh, good to see you. i love charlie's beginning with you about the matinee good looks. the president said you were a man of great integrity and you were just a good man. i sensed yesterday you seem to feel a little nostalgics when
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you've had dust-ups with the press. were you feeling no, sir tollic yesterday? >> it's hard not to feel nostalgic. certainly the president's farewell address to the country in chicago over a week ago kicked off a couple weeks of nostalgia around here. this has been an amazing run and a remarkable opportunity i've had to serve a president i so deeply believe in. one of my principle responsibilities has been trying to manage the relationship between the white house press corps and the white house. it's not been entirely friendly. there's supposed to be friction in that relationship. the day the white house press corps walks into my office and says we're totally satisfied with what you guys have been doing, that's the day you guys aren't doing your job. >> now talking about moving the white house press corps to a different location. how do you feel about that? >> i think having the most effective, experienced, informed press corps in the world located in the west wing in position to hold people accountable directly is really good for our
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democracy. that kind of accountability made president obama a better president. i think that's a system worth protecting. >> here is a question. john kerry announced he's not coming to the inauguration. are there any other cabinet members from this administration or high officials that are not attending the inauguration of president-elect donald trump? >> i have to admit, i don't know what all the plans are for all the cabinet officials on friday. president obama and his wiefd will obviously be there. >> how does the president feel about that, his secretary of state not respecting the new president? >> i can't speak to secretary kerry's plans and i'm not sure what went into them. i don't know the reasoning for his decision. what i can tell you is it should be pretty obvious to everybody that president obama has profound political differences with the incoming president. but after the election, president obama instructed all of us to set aside our own personal feelings and fulfill our institutional responsibility to the american people to set aside those feelings and ensure that the next administration can get off to a running start.
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we have engaged in a transition process with them that has lived up to that promise and lived up to that aspiration. president obama's participation in the inaugustal ceremonies on friday i think will put the country's interests forward. >> he's back to 60%, the highest rating a president has had since 2009. secondly, his last press conference. should we expect anything surprising? >> i think part of the reason the president wants to have a final press conference and the reason he's going to be standing here in a few hours is that he wants to bid a farewell to the white house press corps and to show them the respect he believes they've earned for the role they've played in his administration over the last eight years. again, it's not because he's been pleased with all the stories and all the coverage of his administration, but rather because he believes the work they do is so critical to the success of our democracy. the president believes that relationship and that role is worth respecting and he's going to pay respect to it right here at this podium around 2:00 this
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afternoon. >> thank you, josh. >> josh, one more thing. how often do president obama and president-elect trump speak? do they speak on a regular basis? >> they don't have a set schedule for their conversations. but since the day after the election they've had an opportunity to speak with some frequency. >> more than 15 or 20 times? >> probably not quite that many. what i can tell you is that -- i know the president-elect indicated they spoke earlier this week. they've had an open line of communication and that's consistent with the president's view that he wants to do everything he can to ensure mr. trump and his administration can get a off to a running start. one of the things that president obama has indicated is there's a difference between campaigning and governing. he wants to make sure that the president-elect has a good feel for all of the factors that went into the governing decisions that president obama has made over the years so as the president-elect begins to assume this responsibility, he can understand that context. >> thank you for joining us this
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morning. >> thank you, charlie. >> josh earnest, good luck with your next chapter. charlie, we're not done because you'll join us in the next interview, in a washington to interview outgoing security adviser susan rice. she'll take a look at the biggest dangers this country faces. in two days president-elect donald trump will trade in his luxurious private jet for air force
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a government agency accuses a government agency accuses an oregon rock band of having a racist name. ahead, how the supreme court is considering the case that could have far-reaching consequences. you're watching "cbs this rning."."
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an oregon rock band heads to the supreme court today to fight their name. the asian american group called the slant has tried to trademark its name for more than six years but the government says it could be offensive. jan crawford is at the supreme
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court where the band is arguing. >> reporter: good morning. in 2006 simon planned this all-asian rock band hoping to inspire and encourage young asian americans he thought was underrep accepted in the entertain&industry. he thought the band's name slant was something to be proud of. the government disagreed. they call their music chinatown dance rock and they've traveled the world reaching out to asian american communities, even entertaining u.s. troops overseas but with the patent & trademark office their name is racist. >> almost a quarter of my life has been spent in court because i decided to name my band the slants. >> he founded the band in 2006. the name was a key part of the group's message. ♪
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>> we have an outdated obscure racial slur we want to flip on its head and turn it into something powerful. i was ridiculed as a kid for having slanted eyes. now i can sate's something to be proud of, not something to be ashamed of. >> to the trademark office you were what. >> we were racist. >> they refused to give him the trademark and he argues nothing in the first amendment requires congress to -- >> will are tlouss of really gross trademarks out there and no one thinks the government is associating with or endorsing those vulgar sometimes kind of silly trademarks. >> first amendment lawyer megan brown refers to other bands with race in their name whose trademark names have been approved like nwa and uncle cracker. ♪ follow me and everything will
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be all right ♪ >> reporter: the government's definition of what's offensive -- >> they're trying to make these judgment calls of what the legal standard is. >> the case could have far-reaching implications. >> it is intercepted. >> reporter: using the same reasoning in 2014 the government canceled trademark protection for the washington redskins. ♪ nerve going to settle never going to settle ♪ >> reporter: for tam and the slant it's now up to the supreme court. >> i'm hoping after wednesday we can go back to being a band, not the band that's fighting at the supreme court or the band that's been fighting the trademark office but the band who can release music and communicate. >> reporter: he said if they lose at the supreme court the band is not going to change its name, but without a trademark it's almost impossible to get a record deal or merchandising
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deal or protect the band from imposters. norah? >> all right, jan. thank you. really interesting argument. a new jersey woman had a setback chlgts how she g. how she got a kidney from halfway around the world. you're watching "cbs this morning." fothere's a seriousy boomers virus out there that's been almost forgotten. it's hepatitis c. one in 30 boomers has hep c, yet most don't even know it. because it can hide in your body for years without symptoms,
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becomes president. ahead, why changing the "air force one" cou today in oakland... for the widow of the man, who went on a deadly shooting rampage in orlando, florida. good morning. it's:25. i'm michelle griego. another court hearing is set today in oakland for the widow of the man who went on a deadly shooting rampage in orlando, florida. noor salman made a brief appearance yesterday at federal court a day after the fbi arrested her at her family's home in rodeo. prosecutors say salman knew about the nightclub attack before her husband omar mateen killed 49 people last year. university of california president janet napolitano has been hospitalized due to side effects for cancer treatment. her office says napolitano was diagnosed in august and the treatment is nearly completed. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. it's:27. let's take a ride through the east bay. we have slow traffic to tell you about. first the nimitz freeway northbound 880 from 238 in san leandro to the maze, that will take you 41 minutes and if you are taking that to the bay bridge toll plaza, here's a live look at that traffic from an earlier traffic alert which has been cleared out of the treasure island tunnel. the maze to downtown will now take you 32 minutes. okay. if you are heading into the peninsula, expect very slow traffic from hayward to foster city. and a look at the contra costa county commute highway 4, 242 and 24, they are slow in the
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commute direction. so give yourself some extra time to get through altamont pass, also. that's traffic. here's brian with the forecast. >> we have rain on the way in the bay area. you can see on the hi-def doppler that we have heavy cells offshore so rain in the area in the next few hours but the big brunt coming after midday today when we could get not only rain but lightning and thunder, as well. that could be on tap for this afternoon. winds will be up as well to about 30 miles an hour down in the lowlands. up top up to 45-mile-an-hour gusts evening 60 miles an hour up around the east bay hills. so the ground already saturated you know the story. downed power lines, tree damage, electrical power outages to quit a few people around the bay area. chilly, as well. temperatures in the low 50s. look ahead, we have two more coming in after a little bit of a break on thursday. more rain friday. break on saturday. rain sunday. ,,,,,,,, received live saving
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kidney how the surgery was almost blocked from ever taking place. local movers are making a gold line stand against the nfl chargers. two dozen moving companies joined an online pledge saying they won't help the team
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relocate to los angeles, but the protest is not expected to impact the team's move to l.a. for the next season. and "bloomberg news" reports that the cia is opening up its secretive history to the public. some 12,000 pages are now available online. the documents could only be seen at the national air kiev and it covered the agency's work from the 1940s through the '90s. susan rice has served in the obama administration since 2009 first as ambassador to the united nations but since 2013 susan rice has been the national security adviser. she is responsible for giving the president his daily national security briefing. rice also coordinates the administration's foreign policy, intelligence and military efforts. rice spoke yesterday about some of the biggest dangers this country faces. we're joined once again from the white house briefing room. good morning again to you. >> good morning. i talked to susan rice for more than an hour yesterday. she said our most consequential
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relationship is with china and if in fact president-elect trump breaks the policy it would break decades of diplomatic norms. >> donald trump is talking about taking a new look at the one china policy. do you think it's a wise thing to do? >> i don't. the one china policy has served the united states, taiwan, and china well, and it has been a foundational element of the u.s./china relationship since normalization back in 1979. we are a friend and partner of taiwan. we adhere to the taiwan relationsing at. we provide defense equipment and support to taiwan. and that has served taiwan and the united states well. but to abrogate the one china policy or to bring it into ancillary negotiations say on an economic or trade issue i think
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would be a grave mistake and i think we will find that china with whom we have managed to forge a far more pragmatic and effective relationship where we cooperate in a far wider range of areas than ever before, whether it's climate change or peace keeping or global health or nonproliferation and we manage our differences in competition whether on the economics sphere or south china sea in a constructive fashion to avoid conflict, that whole balance could be upstep in a very devastating way. >> not only that, but north korea. >> well, in fact, china, for better or for worse is an indispensable player when it comes to north korea. our global economy is such that the u.s. and china's economies are intimately linked. they hold a high proportion of our debt. there's just many ways in which we can't afford to play fast and loose with what is the most consequential bilateral
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relationship on the planet. >> here's what some people are looking at and they ask themselves. they see xi jinping saying globalization is good when the whole populist revolution is about globalization is bad. it ee almost like china is saying we are the champion of globalization, not the united states. >> well, the united states has been the biggest beneficiary of globalization and free trade and open markets and has reinforced democratic rule in many places. it's raised living standards, around the exports are a huge basis of our economy. so i think we would be very remiss if we seated the mantle of leadership on free trade and openness to china. >> susan rice also told me that although china had been very aggressive especially in the south china seas, she thinks u.s. policy has managed that
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potential crisis. >> charlie, did you talk to her about bashar al will also retake raqqah, but they had no alternative. >> charlie, we understand you ran into general james mattis, mr. trump's pick. what did he have to tell you? >> it's very quiet this morning although we're facing a a huge change in power. we're getting out of the car and a friend of mine said that's general mattis. he turned around and said, hey, charlie. it was one person seemingly alone with no security soon to be after confirmation one of the
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most powerful people in america surrounded by aides and security people here on this morning two days before the inauguration. he's singular and solitairely walking to work and this is a guy, you know, that they call mad dog because he was such a good marine officer. but here he was by himself. and i thought, this is a nice vignette of democracy and america in transition. >> yeah. it's all changing in two days. so did you invite him to "cbs this morning"? >> yes, i did. i knew you gayle, so i did. >> yes. i try not to be predictable. thank you. >> gayle king, our booker in chief. >> that's great. i love stories like that. it can only happen in washington. >> it can only happen in washington. of course, it's 6:50 in the morning. >> charlie and mad dog. >> it's all going to be different for him very soon. the ceo of boeing says he will streamline the process of building new air force aircraft after meeting president-elect
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donald trump yesterday. he tweeted last month the cost in the $4 billion program to build two new programs are, quote, out of control. the president-elect will use the existing jets when he takes office. cbs news travel editor peter greenberg says that means he'll give up his own plane. >> good morning. when asked about his own presidency, most say "air force one." in the case of donald trump, the transition from one wide bodied plane to another wide bodied plane may be considered a downgraid. "air force one" tells the world the president has arrived but "air force one" isn't just a plane. it's a military designation for any air force plane the president might be flying. the first plane carried president eisenhower in 1959, but it was jfk who brought the plane into the jet age.
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it's comprised of two specially modified boeing 747s. the planes have carried every president since from clinton to george w. bush to obama. at a cost of over $180,000 per hour. >> it's still the white house and it's in constant contact and he's still the commander in chief anywhere he is in the world. now, to say you could don't that on president-elect's aircraft, i wouldn't say that. but you would have to do an awful lot of retrofit to make it happen. >> reporter: trump's plane has a different history. it entered service in 1991 with sterling airlines, a low cost danish airline. it then flew for a mexican charter company before being sold to microsoft co-founder paul allen who then sold it to trump in 2010. and that's when the real refurrishment began. >> it's got the donald trump
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touch that he has throughout every eve everything the ehhe's ever drie >> when he has a special t button that overrides everything else. >> the nose of his plane is smaller. it can only carry 43 passengers. "air force one" can fly up to 7,800 miles and carry over 70 passengers. it has in-flight refueling capabilities, an anti-missile system and blast-resistant skin that can reject a nuclear blast. >> it's got to be able to defend itself until we can get our fighters to us. >> reporter: while it has an on board hospital btru trump's plas gold and plush seats and branded
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with the trump name. after friday the only brand on the plane will carry the seal of the president. incoming presidents tend not to redecorate like they do at the white house. the exception was lyndon johnson who installed a recording device that eavesdropped on every single passenger. here's the irony. when nixon got on the plane and found out about it, he ordered it immediately removed from the plane and not in the oval office and the rest as they say is history. >> something tells me donald trump will be okay but his plane is very, very nice. let's talk about the "air force one." it's an older plane but low mileage. >> it's a 27-year-old 747. it has about as many takeoffs and landings as an american, united, or delta gets in four months. >> because there's more than one. >> because they don't use it every day. >> it doesn't have a special "t"
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button. >> it also has a cab infor the press pool that travels with the president wherever the president goes. >> it does. >> so we can update from everywhere in the world like after 9/11. peter, thank you so much. a woman gives the gift of life to her daughter. it involved the state depa,, rooster sounds
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it's a great story. a new jersey woman finally has a new kidney more than a year after a life-saving transplant fell apart at the very last minute. c"cbs this morning" shared the story of little serena more than a year ago. she found a kidney donor on craigslist but when it didn't work the next best option was half a world away. jamie wax is here with a heart-warming ending. jamie, we like the soujd of this. good morning. >> that's right. good morning. when nina awoke from surgery last month she asked whether she got a new kidney as planned. the nurse responded yes but she felt the need to ask again, are you sure. her disbelief understandable perhaps given what she had been through before. >> i just can't wait to lead a normal life again. >> reporter: when we first met
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nina in 2015 she was getting ready for surgery. glen had responded to her husband's post on craigslist, looking for brave person to donate a kidney. she told us she was looking forward to coming offer dialysis and spending more time with her son. >> i feel like this what was happening is a dream and it's not real. >> and she was right. the dream didn't become real, at least not then. >> if everything goes well with today's surgery -- >> reporter: while we reported outside the hospital, inside there were complications. >> one of the surgeons woke me up and said, nina, you've got to wake up. i said, did i get a kidney already. he said, no, i'm sorry, but the donor had a problem. >> reporter: surgeons halted the operation shortly after it had begun about the state of called der bank's organs. >> i didn't think it would ever happen. 2 1/2 years, everything went
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against me. >> reporter: she found another match in her mother but there was a problem. he mother lived half a country away in the country of georgia. talk about the roadblocks. >> it's call ed -- >> congressman menendez got involved. >> she said i want to go to the united states to go to the united states to donate a kidney for my daughter that. i said, i'm sorry, it's an merge, but i cannot let you go. >> something is wrong there. >> yes. >> when you have an american citizen's life who is depending upon this visa, then that should call for a higher level of engagement and not a check list. >> reporter: menendez helped the family qualify for humanitarian parole, a step they describe as
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an extraordinary measure, allowing a foreigner to enter the u.s. for a period for a compelling emergency and one year after the day her original transplant fell through, nina was back in the hospital. this time she terned with her mother and left with a new kidney. >> i've never been a person who goes to church. you know, did believe in god but not that much. but that day when i came out of the surgery, that was the day when i looked up and i said, thank you, gochltd i know you're there. >> nina says her recovery is going well and she feels like a different person and as for glen calendar bank, the original craigslist donor, we reached out to him yesterday. he's in good health and he couldn't be happier that her long wait for a kidney was over. >> i was wondering if glen was all right. isn't that frustrating. after all the red tape it goes back to mom. it's rare that it work out. >> extremely rare. three out of four of the 1,200 people who apply for humanitarian parole for
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something like this are denied. >> wow. >> wow. >> there should be a change in the works on that. >> i hoe so. the senate is working for it. >> happy ending all around. that's good. a close encounter with a sea lion turned into perfect harmony. ahead. the power of a simple wave of the hand. you're watching "cbs this morning." ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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unexpected treat. one realized he could communicate with a sea lion using his hand. whatever direction, the social swimmer chased every move perfectly. the video was posted on youtube on monday. already it has more than 32 thousand views. >> it's beautiful. it's a little dance between the
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two. making friends. >> all right. on that note, that does it for us. be sure to tune in to the,,,,,,,
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problems in orinda. the city declared a state of emergency.. because of a massive sinkhole on miner road. during the storms last good morning. it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego. next round of storms will cause problems in orinda. city declared a state of emergency because of a sinkhole on miner road from last week. it could cost up to $1.3 million and up to three weeks to repair. sonoma county authorities say they don't expect the russian river to flood during the upcoming stores. last week the river crested well above flood stage. damage in the county is $7.1 million. damage to private property is also expected to be in the millions. in san francisco officials threaten legal action against a bike sharing company. blue gogo hopes to offer tens of thousands of bikes for rents
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good morning. it's 8:57. we'll get to your roads in just a second but first, let's talk mass transit. we have some delays to tell you about on bart. san francisco stations are -- trains from san francisco stations are delayed 10 minutes if you are heading into the
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peninsula. this is due to an earlier medical problem. ace train 5 is delayed 14 minutes. train 7 is on time. muni metro the california cable car line is down right now. so buses are substituting capitol corridor is on time -- the golden gate bridge looking good. but if you are traveling to downtown san francisco expect a 22-minute drive from the maze to downtown. and a long one across the span of the san mateo bridge. brian. >> here it comes. some fairly heavy rain just offshore right now beginning to move on the peninsula. kpix 5 hi-def doppler shows those heavy cells moving from san francisco down to the peninsula also up in the north bay. there's more on the way as the day goes on and the winds are up, too. 30-mile-an-hour gusts out of the south, gusts to 60 miles an hour at the higher elevations, wind advisories posted baywide. will be a chilly blustery day with thunderstorms when the brunt of the front passes through. extended forecast after rain and wind today, a little bit of a break before thursday, friday and sunday more rain. cc1 test message
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