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day. >> oh, yay! >> not that it matters to me. >> it does. [ laughter ] >> have a great day. ♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it's wednesday, february 8, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." powerful tornadoes tear through the south causing heavy damage around new orleans and baton rou rouge, and a huge rain storm in the west could trigger new flooding there. >> high drama in the senate confirmation fight, republicans silence democrat elizabeth warren from reading a letter from martin luther king junior's widow. three judges consider whether president trump can reinstate his travel ban. the voluntary program in west virginia now at the center of a new debate on the separation of church and state.
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>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. there's a lot of debris. there's a lot of destruction. homes are completely in the dark. >> destructive tornadoes wreak havoc in the south. >> it went right over our head. >> where is the house? >> it's gone. you're looking at the neighborhood from the middle of your living room. >> two minutes ago i had a house. >> it couldn't have been written anymore precisely. it's not like, oh, gee, we wish it were written better. it was written beautifully. >> a federal appeals court in san francisco is deciding on whether to restore president trump's executive order on immigration or not. >> it would be so great if we would be able to read a statement and do what's right. >> betsy devos sworn in as the nation's education secretary with vice president pence casting the historic tie breaking vote.
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>> my vote for betsy devos was the easiest vote i've ever cast. >> opponents of the pipeline are promising a new wave of resistance to stop completion of the process. >> a sinkhole outside a mansion. >> expected to be here for another week. >> all that. in florida two people try to break into a gas station -- >> tries to ram his body into the door. they eventually give up. >> what's up boston! >> and all that matters. >> is number five. how y'all feel about number five? >> in boston, snow and confetti fell on the patriots evictry parade. >> let's go get number six. yeah! >> on "cbs this morning." >> this is what president has been up to, kite surfing in the virgin islands with richard branson. look at him. he's got not a obama care in the
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world. >> nice to see barack obama cutting loose, relaxing. the former president so he still has secret service all around him. don't forget that. >> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is off today. anthony mason is with us. welcome, anthony. >> good morning. great to be here. >> destructive tornadoes left a trail of devastation in the south. >> louisiana is under a state of emergency after a series of tornadoes smashed homes and businesses yesterday in the southeastern part of the state. thousands lost power. >> some of the worst damage was in the new orleans area, including neighborhoods hit hard by hurricane katrina. dozens of people in louisiana were hurt, some seriously, but no one died. the national weather service sas at least nine reported tornadoes hit louisiana and
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mississippi. david begnaud is in a heavy damaged neighborhood in new orleans. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. where i'm standing in new orleans east, this area was flooded during hurricane katrina. people here have told us this was worse than katrina in that you didn't have as much time to get out to a safe place. we'll show you videos this morning that are going to impress you in terms of the fury of mother nature and the fact that no one was killed here. the first tornado was report at 10:00 a.m. yesterday morning. by high noon, they were still having reports of twisters. as nearly a half dozen powerful tornadoes barreled through southeastern louisiana, people recorded the destruction as it happened. debris filled the air and dangerous winds flipped and pushed what appears to be a trailer through a mall parking lot. surveillance footage shows the roof of a building blowing off and smashing into parked cars. in the background an 18-wheeler is flipped on its size.
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a tornado that was at least an ef 2 with winds up to 135 miles per hour destroyed homes and knocked out power to thousands of people in the new orleans area. this nasa assembly facility was also damaged in the storm. >> went about two miles and affected an area that holds 5,000 properties. >> reporter: new orleans mayor mitch landrieu called the zigzagging tornado a catastrophe. >> like an elephant stomping on your house. >> as soon as i sat down, poof, the roof went off. >> reporter: her house collapsed around her. >> look what had fallen of you had you not gone in the tub. >> reporter: on tuesday afternoon rescue crews went door-to-door in new orleans east looking for people who may have been hurt and unable to call for help. >> i'm heartened with the way the folks responded here. >> reporter: while the governor praised the efficient response, it's a grim reminder of past tragedies this state has endured. >> we get too much practice, but
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it's a good thing when we're called upon that we're able to do it. >> this neighborhood flooded during hurricane katrina. i wonder what's more devastating for you, a flood or a tornado. >> a tornado. a tornado. you had no warning. with a flood you know it's coming. you have time to prepare and to evacuate. i had time to do nothing. >> reporter: that house we were standing in actually flooded during hurricane katrina. these people are resilient. i'm from louisiana and i can tell you that from personal experience. ms. mcbride said with a smile yesterday in that southern accent, i ain't got time to complain, i'm too grateful. >> very well said. david begnaud, thanks. chief weather caster lonnie quinn of wcbs is tracking the severe weather including the flooding in the west. >> good morning. this is the current cray dhar picture. i want to go back in time to yesterday when that storm rumbled through the new orleans area. there it is right there, track it, into the panhandle of florida. what we focus on today, the
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tornadic threat would still be around the big bend of florida we've actually got it in a slight risk for today. that's a risk nonetheless and stretches into portions of georgia as well. that's when we keep our eyes peeled for twists in the atmosphere. again, a slight risk but a risk. let's go out west. we're talking big rains. the pineapple express is in full force right now, pumping in all that moisture from hawaii. it's going to rain and rain along the coast. these numbers for rainfall are going to be enormous. look at the 24-hour total. i want you to focus on an area like redding, california. 2.35 inches. over the next 24 hours, this pineapple express won't break until saturday when the sun comes back. until then, you can pick up five, even eight inches of rain and measure the snow in feet in the mountains. on the east coast, not a lot of big snowstorms this season. one brewing for tomorrow. wherever you see the purple color, that's 12 inches or more, portions of maine as well.
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from new york city to boston, portland, maine, six to 12 inches. 60 degrees in new york city today. snow tomorrow. >> lonnie, thanks. warm today, snow tomorrow, thank you mother nature. the senate fight over president trump's cabinet has moved to his choice for attorney general. in a rather move democrat elizabeth warren was silenced after majority leader mitch mcconnell complained about her criticism of jeff sessions. the president tweeted last night it is a disgrace my full cabinet is not in place, the longest such delay in t history of our country, obstruction by the democrats. the new secretary of education betsy devos was sworn in last night by vice president mike pence who cast the deciding vote. that's never happened for a can be net nominee before. nancy cordes is on capitol hill after another all-nighter in the senate. nancy, good morning. wow. the senate went viral. >> reporter: that's right. this was an all-nighter that got ugly, norah. it's always sensitive when you
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have senators railing against one of their own, in this case against alabama senator jeff sessions to be attorney general. in one instance, republicans punished one of the democrats arguing that she had violated a rule against criticizing a colleague on the senate floor. >> he says he will vigorously enforce the law once he becomes attorney general. give me a break. >> reporter: republicans voted to ban massachusetts senator elizabeth warren from speaking about sessions after she read from a 1986 letter about him written by the widow of martin luther king junior. >> mr. sessions has used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens. >> reporter: majority leader mitch mcconnell cut her off. >> senator has impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from alabama. >> president trump, i'm surprised that the words of coretta scott king are not suitable for debate in the
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united states senate. >> the senator will take her seat. >> reporter: that didn't sit well with democrats who says the rules were being imposed arbitrarily. >> this is selective enforcement and another example of our colleagues on the other side of the aisle escalating the par san ship. >> are we supposed to simply blind ourselves to derogatory information? >> reporter: republicans argue sessions is more than qualified to be attorney general. >> dragging this process on i think does a great disservice to the american people. >> reporter: democrats are getting more aggressive about challenging president trump. >> the president is lying. >> reporter: connecticut senator chris murphy argued the president is telling falsehoods on purpose. >> this is part of a deliberate strategy to distract people from what the president and the administration are doing and to just drum up as much fear as possible. >> reporter: leader mcconnell declined to weigh in on the president's loose relationship with some facts. >> how do you urge the president not to make false claims?
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do you think it gets in the way of his agenda and yours? >> i'm not going to try to speak for the president. he can speak for himself and frequently does. >> reporter: senator warren is now forbidden from speaking about sessions on the senate floor until his confirmation vote which is expected to come tonight. he appears, anthony, to have universal republican support which means he will most likely be confirmed. >> nancy cordes, thank you. three federal judges in california are now deciding the fate of president trump's temporary travel ban. the decision is expected soon from the ninth circuit court of appeals. a lower court judge blocked the president's executive order that would stop refugees from coming to the u.s. for 120 days. it would also keep citizens of seven mostly muslim nations from entering the u.s. for 90 days. jan crawford is tracking the appeal. jan, good morning. >> good morning. the emergency hearing took place over the phone and it lasted
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just over an hour and at times it was contentious. >> two of the three judges appeared skeptical of arguments presented by august flentje making the case on behalf of the government who said the states challenging the ban have no case because they were not directly harmed. immigration law gives the president broad discretion on national security and the order is not a muslim ban and does not discriminate based on race or religion. >> plaintiffs have submitted evidence that they suggest shows that that was the motivation, so why shouldn't the case proceed, perhaps to discovery, to see if really was the motivation or not? >> we're not saying the case shouldn't proceed, but it is extraordinary for a court to enjoin the president's national security determination based on some newspaper articles, and that's what has happened here. >> reporter: on the other side, the lawyer for washington and minnesota, noah purcell, argued the ban does hurt their states
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and its residents, violates numerous constitutional provisions and mgamounts to discrimination against muslims. >> a total and complete shutdown of muslims coming to the united states. >> reporter: he pointed to mr. trump's rhetoric during the campaign. >> the ub p lick statements from the president and his top advisers are strong evidence. >> reporter: one judge pressed purcell on how the temporary seven-nation ban discriminated against muslims. and asked why the president could put limits on countries with significant terrorism concerns. >> i have trouble understanding why we're supposed to infer religious an muss when, in fact, the fast majority of muslims would not be affected as residents of those nations and where the concern for terrorism with those connected with radical islamic sects is kind of hard to deny. >> reporter: president trump tweeted this morning if the u.s.
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does not win this case as it should, we can never have the security and safety to which we're entitled. politics. the ninth circuit is considered the most liberal appeals court in the country. many have predicted from the beginning that the administration will lose at this point. that, of course, is not the end of the legal fight. gayle? >> to be continued for sure. thank you, jan. president trump says judges should not interfere with his efforts to protect americans. the president complained again yesterday about the legal challenge to his temporary travel ban. on capitol hill the secretary of homeland security defended the executive order. major garrett is at the white house. major, good morning. >> reporter good morning. there is one time-honored washington tradition the trump administration is now following, cabinet secretaries take the blame for problems created by the us who. that's what happened yesterday with the president's travel ban executive order. >> it's really incredible to me that we have a court case going
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on so long. >> reporter: in an address this morning, president trump appeared annoyed with the legal challenges to his executive order. >> courts seem to be so political, and it would be so great for our justice system if they would be able to read a statement and do what's right. >> reporter: testifying on capitol hill yesterday, homeland security secretary john kelly took the fall for an executive order drafted largely by the white house and not thoroughly reviewed by his department or top lawmakers. >> this is all on me, by the way. >> reporter: kelly was sworn in on inauguration day. seven days later the president signed the controversial action that restricts travel from seven muslim majority countries and halts refugee resettlement. >> i should have delayed it just a bit so i could talk to members of congress. >> reporter: under questioning, kelly conceded no fatal attack on u.s. soil can be traced to the countries named in the order. >> you don't have any proof at this point. >> not until the boom.
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>> not until what? >> not until they blow something up and go into a mall and kill people. we won't know until then. >> reporter: a recent poll shows a slim majority of americans oppose the travel ban. mr. trump also discussed crime in america. >> the murder rate in our country is the highest it's been in 47 years, right? did you know that? 47 years. >> reporter: again trotting out a debunked claim that the national murder rate is the highest in recent history. homicides rose by 11% between 2014 and 2015, the biggest year to year jump since 1970. the murder rate was at the lowest in 57 years. white house advisers believe the politics on immigration and law and order work to the president's advantage because voters detect a changing attitude and direction. said one adviser, if this is a loss, give me six more just like it. >> major garrett at the white
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house, thanks. the government of yemen has withdrawn permission for the u.s. to launch special operations ground missions inside the country. the rebuke comes after a raid against al qaeda compound in yemen's al bayda province. at least 30 people were killed, including civilians. william ryan owens also died. the first commando raid approved by president trump. david martin is at the pentagon with more. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is a major setback for a planned military campaign against the branch of al qaeda officials consider to be the one most likely to launch terrorist attack against the u.s. pictures from the aftermath show signs of an operation gone wrong. 14 al qaeda operatives were killed in the january 29th read, but also at least 15 civilians. the yemeni government is outraged by the civilian
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casualties. under the cover of night, they became pinned down and were forced to call in an air strike, killing militants and civilians inside. the team then raided the hideout collecting hard drives, laptops and cell phones. chief petty officer ryan owens was killed in a $72 million medevac aircraft crash landed and had to be destroyed. republican senator john mccain said any operation that results in the loss of american life cannot be considered a success, although the white house calls it exactly that. >> it was highly successful, achieved the purpose, saved the loss of life that we suffered and the injuries that occurred. >> reporter: the purpose of the raid was to gather intelligence to be used in future operations against al qaeda in yemen. now that yemen has withdrawn its permission, the future of those raids appears in doubt, and the first military operation personally approved by president trump as commander-in-chief appears to have backfired.
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norah? >> david, thank you very much. at the beginning of the broadcast, we mentioned charlie is offment . he writes this. >> almost 16 years ago skilled surgeons replaced my aorta valve. it has served me well, enabling me to live the vigorous, full, complete life that you were all so familiar with. no one loves life more than i do. to continue to live this amazing life so full of challenges and friends including so many of you in the audience, i have chosen to replace the valve with a new one. the timing is my choice. so tomorrow, i will undergo surgery which will keep me at the hospital for a few days and then resting for a couple of weeks. i look forward to seeing you in march. >> in the meantime, you're in great hands with my remarkable colleagues norah and gayle, backed by the best morning team anywhere. i can't wait to be back completely rested with my heart recharged, my passion for the work ahead purposeful and my joy at life's measures high. until then, stay close.
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right now-- crews are working to clear a mudslide in the good morning, it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. we are under a storm watch right now. crews are working to clear a mudslide in the santa cruz mountains. it's blocking part of highway 17 near vine hill road. chp hopes to have the northbound lanes open by tomorrow. flooding is another concern. crews are keeping a close eye on this mobile home community in redwood city. it's on bayshore road. it flooded yesterday and could flood again today. officials say high tide could return around 9 a.m. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. ,, ,,,,,,,,
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good. happy wednesday from a couple of traffic alerts to tell you about. so let's start here along the altamont pass. moving at 7 miles per hour. there's a 15-mile-plus backup. the backups are massive. give yourself some extra time. take the ace train as an alternate for you. another traffic alert in the grass valley area highway 17 down to one lane, plus traffic moving in both directions. give yourself some extra time. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. good morning, our live hi- def doppler radar is picking up anywhere from moderate to heavy rainfall all morning and now we have a swath of heavy rain right where we don't need it, where the flooding has been occurring due to the russian river. now coming into play the peninsula dry all morning. now some rain showers from san francisco all the way through millbrae delays at sfo on some arriving flights. flood warnings for the russian river near guerneville. temperatures today with decreasing showers this
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♪,,,,,,, >> these would-be florida burglars may not be too bright, but they knew when they were beaten. security video shows them repeatedly yesterday trying to smash the entrance of a gas station. they were foiled by the impact resistance glass. police are now looking for these two knuckle heads. you have to the realize, hey, guys, it's not going to work and they have you on tape. they're not going to give up. >> yeah. stupid with two oos and add a doy on that, too. welcome back to "cbs this morning." your mama always told you crime doesn't pay. there you go. coming up in this half hour, does a voluntary bible course in a public school violate parents'
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rights? we'll hear from both sides. plus, this terrible story about an investigation into a student's death inside a penn state fraternity house. police say members waited 12 hours to call for help, but investigators hope to learn from video evidence about the victim's location after the fall. time to show you some of this morning's headlines. the "new york times" reports the trump administration is debating whether to designate the muslim brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. cbs news sources within the government say they worry the trump administration will use this to bleed the lines of what defines an islamist group. it could help legally justify future actions against muslim groups in the u.s. and abroad. the brotherhood renounced the violence decades ago and won the egyptian presidency. the dismark tribune reports final approval to finish the dakota access pipeline will likely come together. the army said yesterday it will allow the pipeline to cross
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under the missouri river reservoir. it will carry oil from north dakota to illinois. the crossing is near the standing rock sioux reservation. thousands have joined the tribe in protests. they're concerned a leak would pollute drinking water. the tribe has vowed to fight the decision in court. ohio's "chronicle telegram" reports more than 50 people are suing the director of a toledo clinic and its owner. the patients were told they had alzheimer's or another form of dementia when they did not. some spent months undergoing treatment. one killed himself. the clinic closed last year. an attorney says the owner was motivated by grade. that's awful. >> terrible. fortune outlines twitter's new crackdown on abusive users. permanently suspended users will not be able to create new accounts. a safe search feature will hide content. the message service is also working to identify troublemakers.
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and the new york post says that a soccer ball that survived the ball on to the station after her daughter and other classssmates signed i it. 1919-year-old timothy piaz anan enginineering student, was found unconscious insidide the . investigators are now looking for video evidence from inside the fraternity house. >> good morning. timothy piazza recently joined the ranks of the men of principal fraternity. frat members told police and pair mettics on friday morning
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the teen plunged down the basement stairs the previous night and their call for help came about 12 hours after his fall. 19-year-old timothy piazza, a sophomore 59 penn state university, partied inside the fraternity house thursday night. >> burrows road. >> 19-year-old male, unconscious, is breathing. possible alcohol overdos. >> at 10:49, state college mris responded to a call for help where fraternity members reported that piazza, while intoxicated, had fallen down a stairs around 11:00 p.m. on thursday. police say he was lying unconscious on a couch on the main level of the home. >> we're in the mros process of obtaining video from inside the fraternity and we are working closely with pennsylvania office of student affairs. >> in a statement to "cbs this morning," jim piazza says
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investigators were looking into this fraternity pledge hazing event and said tim was an amazing son, an amazing person and someone who we are going to miss dearly. bet had i theta pi's chapter said they recently accepted an invitation to join. the national branch told cbs this morning, as a matter of fraternity protocol, the chapter's operations have been temporarily suspended until the investigation has completed. >> you really care about all of us and we cared about him, too. >> in his native new jersey, piazza's friends are choosing to remember the life that he brought to their lives. >> he loved making people smile and be happy. he was really good at that. i know it sounds cliche to say, but genuinely, what he did, he was really, really good at making people happy. >> penn state university tells us their office in charge of the school's fraternities has told the chapter it cannot host or participate in campus
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activities. administrators will be looking into whether the fraternity violated codes of conduct. >> heartbreaking for the parents. you send your kids to school. that's not how it's supposed to end up. thank you. we are getting very excited to bring you to one of the world's most extreme locations. you could call it that. mark philips and crew have just board a ship in argentina to make a very important journey. >> i'm mark philips aboard the national geographic explorer. the climate change argument may be raging again in washington, but where this ship is going, the science is not in denial. antarctica next week on "cbs this morning." >> looking forward to that. >> that's a trip i'd love to take, right? >> would you? yeah. >> i'm going to just watch mark's story. >> i'm sure it's very pretty there. >> okay. baseball stories are being
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♪ she is controversial, but education secretary betsy devos was confirmed. that's the latest. >> betsy devos squeaked in 51 news to 50 which is terrible news for democrats and even worse news for grizzly bears. >> there are 100 senators. she got the votes of only half of them. so her first act is to make 50 count as a passing grade. >> a lot of parents -- a lot of kids might popular is
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really not the same as legal. >> look at the bible. >> deuteronomy. >> in church, sharlyn thomas has built a deep relationship with god. as a parent, she appreciates her daughter can continue that relationship at school. >> it's very important that what we teach at home can be moved to school and instilled there and instill at church so it goes in a circle. >> the school portion of that circle is provided by a program called bible in the schools. >> is it a religious course? >> it's the bible. >> is there a a yes? >> i would say.
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it is the bible. it doesn't teach one religion. it's not a baptist bible. it's not a presbyterian bible. it's the bible. and it is god. >> created by volunteers in 1939, the program now provides more than 4,000 kids a weekly course of bible study. >> how do you like class? >> i like it very much. because i want to learn all the stuff in the bible. >> we love bible class. >> the voluntary program is paid for through private donations and administered by the school district. the enrollment rate among the county's 19 clem schools is 96%. >> to all the kids in your class go to bible class, too? >> only one goes out and plays on the computer because she can't -- she can't hear what the bible says. >> how come? >> because her dad just doesn't want her to hear all the bible stuff. >> what do you think about that?
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>> i think that that's bad. she needs to go to bible class. >> comments like these are part of what attracted the freedom from religion foundation, a wisconsin based lobby for the separation of church and state. in a lawsuit filed jointly last month with jane doe, a mother of a mercer county kindergartner, the group accused the county of running bible indock rtrination classes. >> if you want them to have a religion education, that inturd on you. it should not be on the school system. >> she believes this violets the rights of parents who want public school to be a secular place. she moved her daughter sophie out of the school system after she was bullied after she opted out. >> she was bullied about it. she was told she's going to hell and i was going to hell and her father was going to hell. it was hurtful. >> in a statement, the bible said the bible is worthy of
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study for its literary and historical studies. the question for the court is whether it's being taught that way. hiram is a lawyer representing the school board. >> to completely eliminate a viable course would be an unprecedented and drastic step. the only issue that arise sess any kind of implementation. >> the public school would just have to ensure that it did have a secular purpose. >> nelson is a professor of constitutional law and religious freedom at brooklyn high school. >> because this program and programs like it are structured just around the bible, courts will be skeptical as to whether they really have that neutral impact. >> for teaguen, she just hopes her class stays. >> how would you feel if bible class went away? >> i fewould feel kind of angry and sad. >> the lawyer representing the school board says it's open to changes to the curriculum if needed to keep the program going, but in this lawsuit, it's
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not asking for changes, it wants the program to go. now the school board has a few weeks to respond and effectively save or lose its program. >> let us know how that turns out. wow. >> it's an amazing story. it goes back to a big time supreme court case that said bible reading in the classroom, not okay unless it has a historic or literary purpose. >> i want to see how this ends. >> thank you, tommy. >> thank you. a surprising number of americans deal with hearing loss. ahead, dr. david aga shares the everyday threats to our hearing. and hundreds of thousands of fans helped the new england patriots celebrate their fifth super bowl win. see how tom brady and rob gronkowski had fun with the huge crowd. gayle was filling me in on the gronk yesterday. >> did he have a good time? >> i don't know. >> that is a beer, i think, in his hand. >> a couple of beer,,,,
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the duck bus is slowing down. the oh! >> a pass to brady. there you go. >> that was quite a thrill for sports director steve burton from our cbs station. look at him playing catch with tom brady during the patriots super bowl parade. hundreds of thousands of fans flooded the sfreets of boston yesterday to cheer on the five-time super bowl champs. >> i told you we were going to bring this sucker home. and we brought it home. >> the players, you can see, dance their way through the crowd riding on top of the city's iconic duck boats. even the injured rob gronkowski
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got in on the fun. he caught and drank beers, then threw them to the ground with that famous gronk spike. >> norah, in an interview, he said i didn't intend to go crazy, but the fans wanted it. >> steve burton, he has a throw, man. >> that's a moving target, not easy to hit. >> one music teacher is using a song to help students make better decisions. we'll explain after the break. well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe. it can be hard to get air out, which can make it hard to get air in. so i talked to my doctor. she said... symbicort could help you breathe better, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. symbicort helps provide significant improvement of your lung function. symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort contains formoterol.
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whether presdient trump's travel ban will remain suspended. the decision c good morning, it's:56. i'm kenny choi. we could know today whether president trump's travel ban will be suspended. the decision comes down to three san francisco appellate court junction. homeland security says the measure was rushed in its implementation. and it's clean-up day in the north bay. powerful storms left the wake of damage all over the bay but the north bay was hit especially hard including mudslides and even destroyed homes. stick around; we'll have traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,
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good morning. happy wednesday. it's 7:57. we have a rough morning commute again. so let's start with the traffic alert along the altamont pass. look at that. 7 miles per hour and red arrows
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all the way through from tracy to the pass here. there's a 15-mile backup plus more if you are heading from tracy into the altamont pass or from san joaquin county on westbound 580. this is all due to two very large potholes shutting down the two right lanes there. crews are out there trying to get it together. this could take all day so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get through or take the train. avoid it. here's the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city. that will be a 30-minute drive for you. roberta? >> the russian river right now in the guerneville area johnson beach is nearly 34 feet. the flood stage is 32 feet. we are anticipating moderate flooding in that area before the river begins to recede so we do have a flood warning in effect throughout the afternoon. meanwhile, we still have some heavy rain in the pocket of yellow and orange from calistoga through highway 121 and heavy rain near san leandro. we have rain showers over marina district and the golden gate bridge and san francisco. we are in the 60s currently. ,,,,,,,,
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♪,,,,,,, good morning to our viewers in the west. it's wednesday, february 8th, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including new facts on hearing loss that you need to listen to after david agus looks at how damaging the noise around us can be. first tornado was reported by 10:00 am. by high noon they were still having reports of twisters. >> let's go out west. big rains. the pineapple express is in full force right now. this was an all-nighter that got ugly, always sensitives when senators are railing against one of their own. >> the emergency hearing took place over the phone and lasted
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just over an hour and, at times, it was contentious. >> our security is at risk and it will be until such time as we get what we are requiring. education secretary betsy devos was sworn in by vice president mike pence, who cast the deciding vote for her confirmation. burglar is not too bright, repeatedly trying to smash the entrance of a gas station. >> how many o's are there in stupid, gayle? >> stupid with two o's and add a doy on that, too. vladimir putin is expected to play an exhibition hockey game against former professional players. yeah. putin is scheduled to win by 12 goals. i'm norah o'donnell with gayle king and anthony mason. charlie is off. powerful tornado outbreak devastated communities in the
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south. >> oh, my god! >> louisiana is under a state of emergency this morning after at least four confirmed tornadoes battered homes and left thousands without power. dozens of people were hurt. >> 150 members of the louisiana national guard are being mobilized to secure neighborhoods. the louisiana governor says it's a blessing that no one was killed here. david begno is in new orleans with the latest. pdavid, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. i wanted to give you a walking view of what we're seeing. this same area was hit by hurricane katrina in 2005. you would have been walking in floodwater when katrina hit. look at the homes. roof on this one gone, portion of this roof is gone. these were lunchtime tornadoes yesterday. a lot of people weren't home. back of this window, two front windows on this home are blown out. and the roof is gone. four confirmed by the national weather service. i want to show you a piece of
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video we've gotten our hands on that is incredible to see. it appears to be a trailer of some sort that's rolling through the parking lot like a child's toy. when you watch this and you think about the power of the wind that it takes to do that and then you realize that no one was seriously hurt, no major injuries, it's incredible. four confirmed tornadoes in louisiana. one went through the city of new orleans and the mayor says it shredded nearly a two-mile path. anthony, we've confirmed the national weather service the tornado in new orleans was probably an ef-2, which means winds may have been between 111 and 135 miles an hour. >> david begnaud, thanks, david. secretary of education betsy devos was sworn in by vice president mike pence. he rescued her nomination to say yes by breaking a 50/50 tie. last night, silencing elizabeth warren for impugn iing the
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attorney general nominee jeff sessions, reading an old letter from coretta scott king opposing session's '96 nomination to be a federal judge. warren violated senate rules against criticizing colleagues. >> she was warned. she was given an explanation. nevertheless, she persisted. >> there was an angry response on twitter. one woman wrote it was very generous of the senate to offer a motto for women's history month 2017. #neverthelessshepersisted. also presented her with the #letlizspeak. three appeals judges could decide this week if president trump's controversial ban should be reinstated. arguments from both sides were heard by the judge yesterday. the states challenging the executive order were not directly harmed.
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gives the president broad discretion on national security and the order does not discriminate on race or religion. the attorneys on the other side says it does hurt states and residents and does discriminate against muslims. struggling against hearing loss, affecting 40 million adults, one in five among ages 20 to 29. dr. david agus joins us from los angeles. good morning. >> good morning, norah. >> what's causing this? why has the problem gotten worse? >> what's causing it is loud noise. it's not just how loud the noise is, but how long someone is exposed to it. it's both of those factors. moderate noise for a long period of time can cause hearing loss. amazing thing about this study is that almost a quarter of people who had hearing loss didn't know they had it. when you have hearing loss occurring in people in their 20s, it's becoming a major issue
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in the country that we need to talk about and deal with. >> david, this is happening outside the workplace, just an ordinary kind of street noise and stuff? >> that's a great question, anthony. we know some people who work in workplaces with loud noise have hearing loss. and the hearing loss wasn't associated with loud noise in the workplace. it's lawn mowers, concerts, putting the ear buds in your ears at higher volumes that kids do today. it could be stuck in traffic with noise. two things that aren't that expensive, foam ear plugs. when there's a loud noise i carry them with me and put them in my ear. i go to a concert with my kids, i put them in. you need to think forward here. >> that's what fuddy duddies do, though. i put ear buds in and do it full blast. i know it's not smart but love the music so much. how do you know when loud is too loud? >> unfortunately we don't know
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until it's too late most of the time. when you are expose d you can have ringing in your ears and it's not reversible is the problem. so, keep it to a lower level. don't really push it too high. if that damage happens to the nerves in your ears, we can't regenerate new nerves there and it can cause a problem. you hit one of the key issues. how do you know it's too loud? the answer is, we just don't. you know it when you know it. and it's hard when there's no quantitative measure for it. >> i know some married couples who said moderate hearing loss actually helps to prolong a marriage. >> my grandfather said the same thing, selective hearing is key. >> are there other health dangers involved, though, david, if you have hearing loss? >> you start to look at people with hearing loss, they get less communicative with other people, elevated blood pressure and things that can happen with them. hearing loss can be the beginning of other things. and so we're learning now that prevalence is higher than we all
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thought and it's something we need to pay attention to. >> very good advice this morning. thank you very much, dr. agus. appreciate that. >> charlie is off today. there's a reason why. he put out a letter telling us why. he's having surgery tomorrow to replace an artificial heart valve that he received almost 15 years ago. he will return to "cbs this morning" in march. he's coming back in march. >> that's right. we posted the whole letter online. you can read it. charlie says i can't wait to be back, completely rested with my heart recharged. my passion for the work ahead purposeful and my joy at life's pleasures high. and we can't wait until he comes back. >> i love that picture. >> i said to him perfect timing, because right before spring and summer, we can get back out on the golf course, playing tennis and all that good stuff. right time to do it. >> i said are you sure you won't be in on monday? >> if anybody can do,,
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one school has a music teacher who has taken h one school has a music teacher that has taken students to concert halls, cathedrals and castles. ahead only on "cbs this morning," we'll reveal the winner of this year's grammy music educator award. i have to say, this is one of my favorites. >> yeah. really great. >> you're watching "cbs this morning." don't ever let anyone tell you you can't change. that is what life is. change. it's not some magic trick. it's your will. your thoughts become your words become your actions
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♪ every musical artist, don't you know, has a unique road to the grammys. many performers on the grammy stage this sunday will likely remember a music teacher who helped them along the way. every year the grammy foundation recognizes a teacher for his or her contribution to music in the classroom. we introduced you to the ten finalists back in december. only on "cbs this morning," michelle miller reveals this year's winner. michelle, can't wait. good morning.
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>> this is so exciting i get to make this announcement. and good morning to all of you. chosen from more than 3,300 nominees, the winner of the grammy's music educator of the year is keith hancock, the creative force behind the program in rancho santa margarita, california. his students affe s affectionatl him mr. h. as he told me, along with the music there's a message to all these young minds to absorb. ♪ >> reporter: for 15 years, this music man has been translating songs sung in 26 different languages so his students understand the stories behind the music. ♪ >> we have a beautiful building as musicians to have the great
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text, some of the best poems that have ever been written. we take these and i find a way for students to connect it to their own lives. >> when keith hancock first launched his program in 2002, he had just 35 students. today, he leads 225. music became his passion when he discovered choir as a teen. is there a message in the music? >> oh, for sure. it's family. it's love. it's pain. it's human experience. the music that we sing ranges from the ecstasy and joy of life to the deep pain and sorrow that we experience. knowing how to live life through the midst of all that is really important. >> reporter: would you say that
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mr. hancock is what made high school for you guys? >> 100%. >> yeah. >> no doubt. >> every lunch i ate in the choir room. >> reporter: connor spencer and aaron theo derockis are among hundreds of students still in touch with mr. h. >> he connects on a personal level, every single one of his student. >> i got such an amazing musical experience in his classes that it inspired me to go on and do what he does. i want to become a choir teacher some day. >> it sounds like what he does is through choir, he brings life into context. >> absolutely. >> absolutely. uh-huh. completely agree. >> it makes music so important. >> so you guys have to hang back in the texture right now to let the melody really shine through. >> reporter: along with giving students a deep understanding of music, mr. h hands out a list of life lessons, something he calls hancock's laws. these include "live your life with passion" and "don't put anything on your credit card
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that you can't pay off in a month." >> i went into teaching thinking it was all about the music. and what i quickly realized after that is that music is just an avenue to teach them how to live their lives. >> reporter: these days, connor is a minor league player with the new york yankees, newly engaged he revealed how one of hancock's laws played a part. >> that was the one thing i was thinking about, okay, hancock law, i need to see her all four seasons of the year but we dated 2 1/2 years before i recently popped the question. so, hancock is going to be officiating my wedding. >> i didn't know that. >> yeah. >> reporter: images of the thousands who participated in his award-winning program cover the walls. through the years, the choirs have performed in concert halls, ka cathedrals and castles around the world and his students have gone on to success in every facet of the music business. this is a calling for you.
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>> oh, for sure. i always tell people that this profession called me. i didn't choose to be a choral music educator. this is just something i had to do. >> from sacred to secular. ♪ >> reporter: there's no limits for mr. h and the students he inspires. ♪ >> whoo! >> there is something magical in that classroom, i have to tell you. the music educator and his school will each get a $10,000 check. if that's not enough, keith hancock will be seated with music's biggest stars on their biggest night. >> i am so glad the grammys do this. >> right? >> it takes one great teacher to change your life, somebody like that. >> and his students told me, you know what? i know he's the winner this year, because he was a finalist last year. >> oh, good. >> it's like i know he won.
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>> he not only gives music advice, but life advice. don't put anything on your credit card you can't pay off in a month. i wish i knew him in college. >> michelle, thanks so much. some of the people behind music's biggest hits are hoping to get extra recognition at the grammys. three of the industry's top songwriters share their hit-making process and why they consider their work to be free therapy. you can watch the grammy awards this sunday night live at 5:00 pacific right here on cbs. >> i heard, i read they just added katy perry to the lineup, beyonce, katy perry. >> adele. >> staying up late sunday night. >> i know. warby parker, ahead we'll talk to the co-founders why they're betting on more brick and mortar success. plus how an air lift is helping return wild bison to a place they haven't been in more than 100 years. let them roam.
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good morning. we get to the traffic alert a new crash in the south bay starting with milpitas, southbound 880 before highway 237, this is a two-car crash blocking the left lane and as you can see, traffic is moving at 6 miles per hour so causing some major slowdowns in that area. and also in the south bay you are slow on northbound 101 and also northbound 280. all right. moving over now to the peninsula commute from hayward to foster city, you have a slow one up to 30 minutes. and if you are traveling along the altamont pass, listen up, this is the traffic alert we have been talking about all morning. six miles per hour and a 17- mile backup. i don't think we have heard of that in the bay area.
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westbound 580 at greenville road two very large potholes. won't get repaired today. maybe tomorrow. but if this is part of your commute, give yourself some extra time. from the east bay we now go to the north bay where this is one of our major concerns this morning is the rising russian river. the last time we looked it's nearly 34 feet. interested in stage is at 32 feet -- flood stage is at 32 feet moderate flooding around johnson beach in guerneville before the water recedes later today. meanwhile hi-def doppler radar picking up plenty of rain showers. i think it's rained everywhere in the north bay right now, from the healdsburg area to bodega bay, petaluma, novato, vallejo, and then vacaville, as well. richmond has plenty of rain showers and all this is drifting towards the danville area into the san ramon valley heading to the 580/680 corridor raining currently in pleasanton. meanwhile sfo has delays on some arriving flights up to 41 minutes. temperatures into the 50s and 60s. a little bit of rain on the camera lens. dry on the weekend through tuesday.
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sara, you have -- on curbing street, no marking 8:00 to 10:00. >> correct. and you were there at -- oh, no. >> i literally pulled up at 9:58. >> ticket was issued at 9:59:58. and you can't park there until 10:00. these are the city ordinances, inspecer quinn. that she violated. the. >> that .2 will get you every time, judge. >> and our parking enforcement officers are second to none in the country. i think 9:59 is close enough to 10:00. the matter is dismissed. >> thank you. >> sara, you have a -- >> a judge in providence, i rhode island, held back laughter when he realized the defendant
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sara got a ticket for parking in a spot two seconds early. legal parking started at 10:00 and her ticket was written at 9:59:58. sara told the judge her car clock was wrong. the judge had a sense of humor and i got a kick out of inspector quinn. i didn't expect that job for inspector quinn. but the judge had a good sense of humor and sara's case was dismissed. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up, the glasses company warby parker is celebrating a home coming. cofounders neal bluand david arn our studio with questions about their new store. and guess who is sitting next to them. pull out the camera. arthur, if you've seen the movie "lion," you know him. he's the inspiration behind 2 oscar nominated movie "lion." >> it's the best. >> nora and i give it two thumbs up and some legs, too.
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>> what do you do with the leg? >> that's an interesting graphic, isn't it? >> with the leg up, too? >> this is -- >> right after -- >> you know how many advertisements -- >> i'll try to wrap my mind around that. >> even though norah h has great legs. >> does that mean four limbs up there? >> it means we like the movie, that's what it means. >> that's a graphic i can -- >> aren't you glad you're here? >> wow. right now, it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the washington post" reports that joe biden will soon start new roles at the university of pennsylvania and the university of delaware. he will lead institutes devoted to studying foreign and domestic policy issues. both senators will bear the former vice president's name. the wisconsin state journal reports on a new photo of a young harriette tubman. the photo was believed to have been taken when she was in her 40s and living in auburn, new
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york. it was discovered in an album. the photo will be auctioned march 30th. the "chicago tribune" reports that the world's oldest aquarium fish has died. the beloved grand dad lived at the city's shantaquarium. the fish was euthanized sunday after complications from old age. it's believed grand dad was in his 90s or older. he was brought to the aquarium from ougaustralia in 1933 in ti for the world's fair. shed aquarium, one of my favorite places anywhere. "usa today" reports on some of the words just reported to the dictionary. they include humblebrag. it means to make a seemingly modest self-critical or casual statement or reference that is meant to draw attention to one's admirable or impressive qualities or achievements. and throw shade, that means to express content other disrespect for someone publicly, especially by subtle or indirect insults or
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criticisms. let me say, i've heard gayle king use both of those words correctly. >> what, throw shade? >> yes. >> not today. no shade here, norah h. warby parker has been a pioneer since its founding in 2010. its glasses start at $95 1k3 allow customers to choose, ship and try them on from the comfort of their homes. vast company named it one of the most innovative companies three years in a row. as other retailers close stores, warby parker has 47 location necessary 22 states. the latest just opened in philadelphia where it all began for cofounders and co-ceos neal and dave joining us now. welcome to you both. or should we call you mr. warby and mr. parker? first of all, where did the name come from? because it's not your names. >> it came from two early characters that we discovered at the new york public library. >> simple as that.
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>> it's a cool name. >> it is a cool name. when you started in philly, when you guys were in grad school, what was the business model you thought was going to work here? >> we thought that it was going to be purely online because we wanted to sell our product directly to customers because that would allow us to bypass the middleman and transfer all that savings to customers. but we soon found out that people wanted to touch the glasses in person. and we launched the features in "vogue" and "gq." we had a wait list of 20,000 people. people started calling up saying can we come to your office to try on glasses? >> we don't have an office. >> it all started because you lost a pair of glasses and you realized, it cost too much. what was it, $600? >> it cost me $700. >> it's technology that's been around for 800 years, didn't make any sense. so we realized we could cut out all the middlemen, all the unnecessary markupes and design the product that we would love
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and want to wear and sell direct to consumers for $95. >> but back to neal's point, i remember going to your office and we were just sort of -- it was a warehouse look. you like my glasses? these are my warby parkers today. i havelty of your stuff, as you know. you went to the office, it wasn't all that attractive. fast forward to where we are now. it's even affected how you designed the stores. talk about the design and the experience you want us to have when we go in. >> absolutely. so we launched it online. we have 47 stores, we'll open 25 this year. and there are a lot of companies that are closing stores and there's been, you know, talk about the death of bricks and mortar, but for us, we're seeing anytime we open a store, there's an amazing reception from our customers. and we really designed them to be fun and make it convenient for customers where -- >> we get to touch the glasses, number one. >> right. instead of having frames behind lock and key, we have all the frames out in the open. we've designed our own technology, so our point of sale
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is on an ipad and we have just great customer service and so we really tried to make it as convenient and as fun as possible. >> and you have an optometrist in the store, or ophthalmologyist. >> when i joined this morning, they said you need new glasses? you should go to warby parker. and i said, no, i have a really bad prescription. they said no, it will be $150 when you go to warby parker. and they were right. why are glasses so expensive? what is it? and i learned it's a monopoly, right? >> yes. >> essentially almost a monopoly. >> yeah. there are two very large companies that just announced. >> they're going to merge. >> so they're going to merge and be a $55 ml billion company. so they own oakley, rayban, all of our people. less crafters. >> foster grant. >> when you all started, you didn't think it would be success. you didn't even tell your parents how -- ye of little
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faith. we launched out of our apartments when we were students about. >> we thought we had a good idea, but we talked to a lot of entrepreneurs that said you think you have a great idea. just because you put up a website, and now fast forward seven years. we justs kroed the 1,000 employees mark and something that we're really proud of is through our buy a pair, get a pair program, we've distributed millions of pairs of glasses to people throughout the world. >> because you point out that there are 1 billion people around the world who don't have access to glasses. >> it's crazy. and if you think about what that means to somebody's earning potential or ability to provide for their family -- >> or to learn. >> to learn. so it immediately sets people back. we're finding that even in america, we have students getting misdiagnosed as special needs when they just need a pair of glasses. so we now have a program here in new york city and in baltimore
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in which we're going into city schools providing eye exams and providing glasses? designing glasses to allow kids to choose from a bunch of different options. we know if the glasses aren't cool, they're not going to wear them. >> now they're clear because they're going to philadelphia going back for the first time, so that's great. >> we just opened our latest store in philly. that was satisfying being back on campus. >> continued success, which is great. >> thank you. >> may i suggest add more greens. >> and smaller sizes for young children, yeah. other than that, it's great. >> did gayle and i tell you we have opinions? >> yes. thank you, neal and dave. really continued success. >> you're welcome. a little boy separated from his family for more than 25 years is the subject of the movie "lion." you must go and see this movie. one of those nominated for an oscar this year and it's also a true story. he is mere in our toyota green
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a boy in india who gets lost from home on a train. he gets adopted by a couple. nicole kidman plays his adopted mom. >> hi. you've come a long way, haven't you? little one. i'm sure it hasn't been easy. one day you'll tell me all about it. i'll always listen. >> a lot of people are missing more than two decades later. on google either, saru set out to find his lost family. it's set up for six academy nominations, including best picture, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, but today, we are happy to welcome
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the real saru, it's his story they're telling. what a pleasure to meet you. how old are you now? >> 35. >> so take us back to your 5-year-old self when you're lost on the streets. i marvel that he was you, you were able to survive, your instincts saved your life. how were you able to do that at 5? what was your thought process? >> i think because i was just street smart, you know, slightly, and i used my sort of instincts to guide me and listen to myself. you know, being in situations like that, you didn't have time to think. you had to, you know, act on impulse really quickly. >> how do you remember that point in time? >> extremely clearly. i never went to school. so i sort of had more visual sort of memory as opposed to auditory. and because i, you know, never conversed with anyone, let alone my sister who couldn't even string a sentence together, i think my visual memory is more
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prominent as opposed to, you know, talking. so i think that really helped, in fact. >> yeah, but you got into some very dangerous situations. and i just wonder, at 5, how you were able to save your own life. >> i think that's the resilience of me and, you know, the guidance of being sort of, you know, the energy of the universe, as well. >> what made you start searching for your first home? >> it was -- there was this massive anomaly on the side psort of, you know, outed from his family, be brought up and all of a sudden taken and put in a zone where he's unfamiliar with and going through hardship. and then coming to australia. it just doesn't seem right. and, you know, the yearning, the wanting, the nostalgia, as well, of wanting to find out, you know, if my family is okay, my sister is okay. the bond between mother and son.
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so that you had to find answeres and closure. >> did you recognize your mother right away? she must have looked very different. >> oh, extremely. i was so sure that i was playing around, chasing my little sister and she used to look like a giant. when i saw her the first time, she was just so short. her facial structures, that was still there. and i recognized that within secretaries. but it has been 25 years or so. >> in 2013, your adopted mother and your birth mother finally met. >> yes. how was that meeting? >> that was an amazing time because my adoptive mother always wanted to meet my biological mother. she used to say, saroo, i would love to meet your biological mother because i can show her
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what an amazing man you've grown up to be. >> makes me cry. >> did your biological mother think somehow you were alive? does she always believe, even though you had been gone that long? >> yes. i think, you know, you can take some indians as being quite sort of superstitious in ways. but she -- she always believed one day you would be reunited. >> that's why she didn't move. >> she didn't move. the astro projections, well, of myself and sort of the telepathic connections we had, too, wanted to make sure for her to stay there just in case.
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>> the story has resinated with so many people to the point of the production of the story, it's being sort of, you know, seen by the awards -- academy awards for sort of, you know, all the categories that it's being awarded in. and i think that's great because, you know, everyone has done such an amazing job from the actors to the producers. and i think kudos to them. >> do you love google earth? because -- >> you know, initially, i was just looking at my house, the roof. and then all of a sudden, it became something a bit more obsessive and regimented. but google -- >> thank you so much for coming and joining us. "lion" is in theaters nationwide. you're watching "cbs this morning." ,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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at just 7 miles per hour due to two major potholes out there on westbound 580 at greenville road. you can see picture of the potholes there on twitter. so this is causing up to 20- mile backup on westbound 580 into tracy and very slow coming out of san joaquin county. so give yourself some extra time or avoid it. marin county commute highway 37 from vallejo into novato is still closed between atherton avenue and highway 101. and bart and ace train are on time. that's probably your best bet here. i'll send it to you. >> all right, roqui. thank you. good morning, everybody. a flood warning remains in effect for the russian river this morning. this is in the guerneville area. we are already past flood stage at nearly 34 feet. that flood stage is at 32. moderate flooding anticipated before it recedes later today. look at the rain in the north bay on top of already saturated soil. east bay same. we have mostly cloudy skies over the golden gate bridge temperatures are in the 60s.
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