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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, july 20th, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." senator john mccain said i'll be back after learning he has an aggressive form of brain cancer. our dr. jon lapook and cancer expert dr. david agus look at the new battle the senator faces. president trump unloads on his attorney general. he says if he'd known jeff sessions would remove himself from the russian investigation he never would have given him the job. o.j. simpson asks the nevada parole board today to release him from prison. we'll talk with a lawyer who defended simpson when he was acquitted of murder. plus, a confrontation on a jetblue flight hoes thousand airlines are fighting back when passengers accuse them of bad
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service. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> so pray. god knows how this ends, not me. but i do know this -- this disease has never had a more worthy opponent. >> senator john mccain diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer. >> he's part of the family, so we're thinking of him and praying for him. >> he's really a national icon, national hero. >> i don't think they're going to hold him down. i think he'll be back here. >> pruch gets aggressive with senate republicans, holding their feet to the fire to repeal obamacare. >> this is the one we were worried about. you weren't there. but you're going to be. you're going to be. he wants to remain a senator, doesn't he? >> president trump said he would never have appointed his attorney general had he known sessions would recuse himself from the russian investigation. a media circus expected in nevada as a parole board determines whether o.j. simpson should walk free. >> never seen it so close to town.
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>> raging wildfire nerio semitee national park. >> residents in the area have been forced to evacuate. >> here in this community you can actually see the smoke billowing. >> a massive fire ripped through a marina destroying everything in its path. >> feel very helpless for sure. >> tense moments when a pilot was forced to make an emergency landing. >> the plaep plane narrowly missing cars. nobody hurt. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> all that -- >> the open championship is under way. >> jordan spieth came in here as one of the favorites. what's that feel like? >> horrible. >> -- and all that matters -- >> russia's consumer protection agency says it will investigate fidget spinners after state-run news outlets report the toys could be an american plot to zombify young russians. >> i like that plot. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> oh, sorry? what? oh, yeah. fidget spinners.
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i got distracted. russia is banning fidget spinners and just like that there goes russia's reputation as a fun country. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." welcome to "cbs this morning." gayle king is off. bianna golodryga of yahoo! news is with us. welcome again. >> good morning. senator john mccain is fighting one of the more dangerous forms of brain cancer. he revealed the diagnosis less than a week after surgery to remove a blood clot. >> the doctors also removed a tumor known as a glioblastoma. experts say this type of cancer is aggressive and tough to treat. >> president trump put out a statement of support saying senator john mccain has always been a fighter, get well soon. and former president barack obama who defeated mccain in the 2008 election called him an
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american hero and tweeted, "give it hell, john." nancy cordes is on capitol hill with a show of solidarity for mccain's senate colleagues, everyone rooting for the maveri ncy. >> that's right. if you asked every senator up here who among them is the toughest, they would all say john mccain. but this is exactly what they had been dreading, that the clot that was removed on friday might be linked to something more serious. >> it's going to be a tough way forward but he says i've been through worse. >> reporter: gop senators were in a nighttime meeting about health care when they received news about mccain's health. >> it was very emotional. >> we're giving him our best thoughts and wishes. >> it kind of puts things in perspective. >> south carolina senator lindsey graham is john mccain's best friend in the senate. >> god knows how this end, not me. but i do know this -- this disease has never had a more worthy opponent. >> reporter: the diagnosis helps explain what graham noticed was some recent fatigue and forgetfulness.
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>> in the case of mr. comey, you -- president comey -- case of president trump -- >> reporter: glioblastoma is the same type of brain cancer that felled another legend of the senate, ted kennedy, in 2009. and joe biden's son beau in 2015. former vice president joe biden tweeted, john and i have been friends for 40 years. he's gotten through so much difficulty with so much grace. he is strong and he will beat this. mccain has faced cancer scares before. he has had four melanomas or skin cancer lesions removed since 1993, the most recent in 2002. >> you're okay. the plastic surgery you had. >> yeah. just fine. absolutely. i go every three months to my determine tols. >> reporter: mccain's colleagues insisted he can weather this too. >> he's one tough guy. >> reporter: after all they say the 80-year-old former navy
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pilot endured 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war and 34 years in the u.s. congress, not to mention two runs for tt. president. >> i get straight talk from my daughter. >> like what? >> anything i do wrong. >> reporter: meghan mccain wrote last night the tam lay hz endured the shock of the news and how we live with the anxiety about what comes next. i cannot and do not wish to be in a world without him. mccain's doctors say his treatment could include chemotherapy and radiation, but we don't yet know, charlie, whether that would take place at home in phoenix or here in washington. >> thanks, nancy. the 80-year-old senator is said to be recovering amazingly well from friday's surgery. doctors say the blood clot was removed from mccain -- above mccain's left eye. it was associated with the blood clot. glioblastomas account for about 15% of all primary brain tumors. the average patient survives about 15 months.
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our chief medical correspondent dr. john lapook is with us this morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> tell us about this particular cancer and the treatment options. >> as you mentioned it's a very deadly time of brain cancer and the statistics in the past have been grim. however, there are some new treatments. there is a standard first line which involves chemotherapy and radiation. as nancy said, the chemotherapy is a pill taken by mouth and generally tolerated pretty well. >> and treatment options other than that? >> well, that's the first line. there are a bunch of other things in development. remember scott pelley did a piece on "60 minutes" down at duke where they injected polio virus into a tumor to get some immune reaction to that. there's an electrical cap that people put on to create disrupting electrical fields. one of the things that cancer does which makes it so deadly is it hides itself from your immune system. it cloaks itself. a lot of these new therapies are
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to strip that cloak away and say, oh, there it is, i'm going to go out and kill you -- kill it. >> the thing about glioblastoma is it makes finger-like projects through the brain and that's what makes it difficult to treat, right? >> that's right. they say they were able to remove anything that was visible. the problem with glioblastoma is by the time it's there, there are tiny microscopic ones that have spread elsewhere which is why you always need other treatment. >> he has been treated three times, believe, for malignant melanoma, but it was stage zero and noninvasive. could this be related? >> i don't think it is related. a few days ago on friday when they said we're sending the clotd out for pathology and wait on treatment options, i thought it's a benign little blood clot, if it's benign, why wait for the pathology report? i was thinking it could be ma anything lant melanol noanom metastasized to the brain. so did some neurologists i spoke
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to. but it's a different type of tumor. it hasn't spread from somewhere else to the brain. it started in the brain. >> let me ask this. they probably weren't looking for this? they were trying to find out what was behind the blood clot? >> we don't know a lot of the details about the symptoms. they did a routine scan, they found a clot there and said let's find out what it is. what's interesting is you remember during the testimony with james comey there was a moment or two where we sort of had some confusion, difficulty getting words out. you think about the frontal lobe where the clot is and the tumor is, the front of the brain is involved with communication, language, so you can imagine if there's a problem there, that could have given him those symptoms. >> lindsey graham said he had been feeling tired too. >> that's one of the symptoms. any part of the brain that's affected it can cause a headache, cause weakness, it can cause little tiny seizures. all sorts of problems. i'm going to tell you something. he's a strong guy and he's going to be putting up his dukes. >> he is a fighter. i said this online, "faith in my
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father," one of the greatest books and really details one of the toughest fights he fought already as a p.o.w. and worthy of another reed. dr. john lapook, thank you. president trump is expressing his regret about his choice of attorney general. speaking to "the new york times" the president denounced jeff sessions, his own attorney general, for withdrawing from the investigation of russian election meddling. he said sessions should not have taken the job if he felt he couldn't be involved in the case. major garrett is at the white house where the president also discussed the man who took over the russia probe. major, good morning. an extraordinary interview. >> reporter: good morning. through nonstop denials and various theme weeks the white house has tried relentlessly to turn its attention away from the russia investigation. but president trump's criticism of his own attorney general keeps the story alive. attorney general sessions is scheduled that the hour to have a press conference on unrelated matter. >> i am pleased to endorse donald trump for the president
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of the united states. >> reporter: candidate donald trump was captivated by jeff sessions' early campaign endorsement and after victory -- >> i, jeff sessions -- >> -- rewarded him with the slot of attorney general. >> i have now decided to recuse myself. >> reporter: but when sessions recused himself from the russian investigation, sources say the president saw weakness and divided loyalties. those sentiments boiled over into interviews with "the new york times." >> sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recue himself, he should have told me before he took the job and i would have picked somebody else. it's extremely unfair, and that's a mild word, to the president. >> i did not have communications with the russians. >> reporter: mr. trump also criticized sessions for giving, quote, bad answers during the the senate confirmation hearings. sessions testified he had not met with any russians even though he had met at least twice with russian ambassador sergey kisly kislyak. they should have been simple answers, but they weren't, mr. trump said.
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the president spoke about the special counsel investigating trump campaign ties to russia, robert mueller. he said mueller should not investigate his family's financial dealings and was asked if questions about his finances would cross a, quote, red line. >> somebody from russia buys a condo, who knows. i don't make money from russia. >> reporter: the president also addressed his previously undisclosed conversation with russian president vladimir putin at the g-20 summit. >> it was not a long conversation, but, you know, 15, to minutes. just talked about things. i actually talked about russian adoption with him, which is interesting because that was part of a conversation that don had. >> reporter: donald trump jr. will be asked to clarify what was discussed in that meeting with the kremlin-linked attorney and other russian figures when he's called to testify before the senate judiciary committee in open session next wednesday. >> a remarkable interview. major, thank you.
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in just hours o.j. simpson could learn if he'll be released from prison. a nevada parole board is expected to decide today whether they should free the former football star. john black stostone is outside correctional center where simpson is being held. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. o.j. simpson will appear by videoconference to is for his freedom. with networks planning live coverage and crowds expecting to tune in, it's clear this won't be your typical parole hearing. >> orenthal james simpson, not guilty of the crime of murder. >> reporter: more than 20 years after o.j. simpson became a tv obsession, his fate is once again captivating the nation. today inside the hearing room in carson city, four parole board members will decide whether simpson should be hett seth free. >> count one, conspiracy to commit a crime. guilty. >> reporter: he spent more than eight years behind bars for armed robbery and kidnapping in
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las vegas after trying to steal sports memorabilia he claimed was his. but even the prosecutor who convicted simpson thinks the former football star will get parole. >> i can't imagine him doing another robbery at age 70. i suspect he'll be on parole for a period of time and if he messes up he'll go back to prison. >> reporter: his vegas conviction was considered a stunning fall from grace from a man who couldn't seem to escape the limelight. >> i think i saw o.j. on the 5 freeway. >> we need to find him, we need to apprehend him, we need to bring him to justice. >> reporter: from the moment his name was linked to murders of his ex-wife, nicole simpson and her friend, ron goldman, the country followed his every move, as did hundreds of reporters, myself includeded. it is not only o.j. simpson's life that is coming under the media microsoft scope. in an effort to minimize media frenzy they plan to take the unusual step of issuing its ruling within minutes rather than days. >> as soon as the hearing is completed, they will go straight into deliberations, complete the
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pdeliberations, and return righ straight back and deliver those. >> reporter: the board will consider simpson's behavior inside this prison, his employment history, age, and testimony on his behalf. if he's granted parole he'll be eligible for release as early as october 1st. >> rikki klieman is with us.% o.j. simpson will appear via video conference. what does he need to demonstrate to the parole board? >> remorse, of course. you'll have four board members, mr. simpson, and they'll have a question-and-answer session. he must show not only why he is sorry for what he did but he must show that he is rehabilitated from what he did. >> how can he do that? >> yes, he can do that. >> no. how do you do that? >> he can do that by taking responsibility, which he did in 2013. in addition, you have other witnesses. you have a victim in this case who is prepared to testify in favor of simpson's parole.
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he also needs to show what are his plans for the future. they don't let them out willy nilly. where are you going to live? how are you going to support yourself? who's going to be there for you? and he has the ability to do that with the person who is coming to say he'll live with him and his family. >> plus, he's ban model prisoner, they say. >> model prisoner indeed. there is a graph. this is done by status and by dynamic factors. there are 11 factors a board considers. it's a grid. and by all estimation, the lower your score, the lower your risk. any person in his situation, the percentages are that 82% of people in nevada will get paroled toward their minimum sentence -- his is a minimum of 9 to a maximum of 33 -- were they were in his situation. >> how long will it take a decision? >> very fast. they'll have a hearing, recess very briefly, and come back with a decision.
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>> thank you very much for being here. we'll bring you the live coverage in a cbs special news report. it is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. pacific time. thousands of firefighters are trying to stop a quickly growing wildfire nerio semitee national park in california. the fire has burned more than 38,000 acres. that's larger area than washington, d.c., to put that in perspective. the fire has destroyed 29 buildings and threatened 1,500 more. it's only 7% contained. this is just one of dozens of wildfires burning across the west. mireya villarreal is in mariposa, california, with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. officials are calling this fire extreme and aggressive. it hollowed out this home, leaving behind just the metal frame. in two days it doubled in size and forced the evacuations of
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thousands of homes in this area. more than 3,000 firefighters across california are racing to battle the detwiler fire where towering flames and thick smoke are consuming the gold country. >> it's try at night. almost during the day. so when you have to same burning conditions all the way 24 hours a day, it's really hard to get in front of it. >> reporter: from the air, nearly two dozen air tankers and helicopters are shuttling water and retardant over the fierce flames. dry shifting winds have made them difficult to predict. on the ground crews are hiking through steep rugged terrain to build fire lines to try and control the fast-moving blaze. one way they're fighting these fires is creating this line of vegetation right here with bulldozers. it's a way to keep it from the road and people's properties. almost 5,000 people are under an evacuation order. including the entire town of mariposa.
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the fire came within less than a mile of turning anthony scoggins' home into ash. >> there were hotspot crews behind my property line cutting anything they can to keep the fire from coming in. >> reporter: yosemite park nearby is open right now, although a number of power lines were taken down by the fire during peak tourism season. there are roughly 6,000 firefighters battling about a dozen blazes around the state of california right now. >> mireya, thank you. for the first time friends of the yoga teacher killed by a minneapolis police officer are speaking out. ahead, they express their disbelief that someone known for always trying to help could be seen as a
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and a body cam video right now near yosemite - 3- thousand firefighters are trying to contain the "detwiler" fire. good morning, it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. near yosemite 3,000 firefighters are right now trying to contain the detwiler fire that forced thousands of evacuations and remains just 7% contained. so far the flames have burned more than 48,000 acres. in san francisco, investigators are trying to figure out the cause of a crash between a garbage truck and a muni train. it happened around third and williams around 5:30 this morning. no one was hurt. train service is expected to replace shuttle buses very soon. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning. we are tracking a new accident, this is on the 280 extension in san francisco.
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southbound direction, right near mariposa. you can see that traffic is starting to slow down just a bit. we have speeds that drop just below the limit there. it's blocking two lanes. chp on the scene. do expect delays as you try to get out of the city. heading into the city, over at the bay bridge toll plaza, man, it is slow out there. it's about 30 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze along the eastshore freeway. another 25 into san francisco. roberta? >> i was noticing by your camera views, jaclyn, that you have a lot of cloud cover. well, check this out. we have cleared out at the golden gate bridge this morning all the way back to sausalito and tiburon. 53 santa rosa, 60 in oakland, later today cooler by a couple of degrees but still very nice. 60s beaches, 60s, 70s across the bay. 70s which is seasonal across the peninsula. and a few 80s to low 90s inland. the winds will be variable 10 to 20. couple degrees warmer on friday. we'll peak on saturday.
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drivers got a big surprise when a plane suddenly merged into traffic. a pilot pulled off an unexpected landing between cars after he ran into trouble over long island, new york. he managed to match the speed of traffic. at one point even squeezed the plane under an overpass. eventually the pilot was able to pull over. both he and the plane survived without even a scratch. it is not clear what forced the pilot to make an emergency landing. >> that's just incredible. >> unbelievable. >> quick thinking for the pilot. >> i was watching that movie," dun kirk" pilots have incredible skills to fly these planes. lot of training. welcome back to "cbs this
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morning." president trump is leaning on congressional republicans to keep the plan to replace obamacare alive. that's right. he met with nearly all gop senators at the white house yesterday and he gave him a pretty tough message. >> inaction is not an option and frankly, i don't think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan, unless we can give our people -- >> a new estimate from the congressional budget office finds 17 million more americans would go without health insurance next year if the senate repeals obamacare with no replacement. that would jump to 32 million people by 2026. here's a look at some of this morning's other headlines. "the washington post" reports that the united states will stop arming antigovernment rebels in syria. president trump move has long been sought by russia. moscow sent military forces to syria in 2015. even supporters of the program doubted its effectiveness.
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the obama administration started the program in 2013 to help oust the president of syria assad. one current official, the decision shows putin won in syria. politico says the supreme court won't let president trump's travel ban hit grandparents. the justices agree with opponents of the ban. that says grandparents and cousins should be emted from the order. they did allow banning of refugees with ties to unsettled organizations. the court will hear arguments on the legality of the whole ban. it was a power grab field with the public kiss. the change elevated 31-year-old mohammed bin sowman, the favorite son. he was confined to a mecca palace lounge the night before
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the move became official. >> incredible story. the dallas morning news reports on the appointment of the city's first female police officer. alicia renee hall was deputy chief in detroit. they saw double digit declines in her tenure. supervising antiterrorism training. the dallas force is still recovering from the ambush killings of five officers one year ago. and business insiders says walmart will use facial recognition to gauge customer satisfaction. the customer is seeking to patent a system that would spot unhappy customers. store workers will be alerted to help those who aren't satisfied. >> incredible. close friends of the yoga teacher shot and killed by minneapolis police officer are speaking out for the first time. justine damond was killed saturday minutes after calling 911 about a possible sexually assault near her home.
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transcripts of her calls were released yesterday. those who knew damond are calling her death senseless. jamie ukiss has been in minneapolis with an interview you will only see on "cbs this morning." jamie, go morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's moved complete strangers to leave flowers and cards where she taught. those in her inner circle say this loss has been devastating. i talked to those closest to her hope this attention brings lasting change. >> we're all trying to ease the pain in some way. >> reporter: caroline tom hyder has spent much of the last week consoling her fiancee and son zack. it was tom who first told zack that justine was gone. >> he just sat back and got quiet and you could see him get angry, but the disbelief that it was justine of all people. >> reporter: damond call 911 at 11:27 p.m. saturday because she thought a woman was being raped
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in the alley behind her home. i think she tried to say help and it sounds distressed she told the operator. eight minutes later with no police in sight, she called again. no one's here and was wondering if they got the address wrong. officers mohamed noor and matthew hartty responded. according to investigators, the officers lights and body cameras were off. harty told state investigators he was startled by a loud sound. just before damond appeared by his door in his her pajamas. he fired a single fatal shot from the passenger's seat. >> the alley is lit. i can't imagine that she would have done that would alarmed anybody. >> reporter: hairty's attorney told cbs it is reasonable to assume an officer would be concerned about a possible ambush. noor who is somali american joined the police department two years ago. the damond family attorney says he will be looking closely at
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noor's training record and how he was hired. >> we don't want politically approved police officers. we want properly trained police officers. >> reporter: you guys feel some training needs to happen or some changes need to happen? >> yeah. and i guess my hope and sense is that will happen, not that it needs to happen, that it needs to happen this time. >> reporter: the mayor of minneapolis says that officer noor is a fully trained police officer and he will not be treated any differently than anyone else in this investigation, however, officer noor still has not talked to investigators. charlie? >> thanks. the baltimore police department launched an investigation after body camera video appears to show an officer planting evidence. this footage was only recently discovered. it seems to show officer staging evidence early this year during a drug arrest. jeff be-gase is outside baltimore headquarters with how the department is responding. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: the baltimore police department has been under pressure for years to reform and
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part of those reform have included the introduction of body cameras but what the video shows in this case has rocked the police department across the street as it responds to allegations that a police officer actually planted evidence. >> open the door. >> reporter: in body camera video released wednesday, baltimore police officers are seen pulling over a driver in january. >> take it easy. >> reporter: and then searching and arresting his alleged dealer. >> drugs, anything like that? >> reporter: the officers move on to the yard behind a vacant house looking for the dealer's stash. that's when foot wage appears to show one officer placing evidence on the ground, walking away and then returning to discover it. >> it's clear that they manipulated evidence in this case. >> reporter: the attorneys in the office of the public defender who first raised concerns about the possibility of police misconduct. >> in the first few seconds of the frame, the officer appears to be placing a can on the
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ground with suspected narcotics in it. >> reporter: so when you see that, what do you think? >> the first reaction is it's pretty egregious, the second reaction is we have the body cameras. >> reporter: they're now worn by tens of thousands of police officers across the country providing an unfiltered look between interactions and police in the community but this video highlights the control officers have over what is being recorded. >> reporter: what did you see in that video? >> i saw the same thing that you saw and everyone in baltimore and probably now across the america has seen. >> reporter: kevin davis says the 1,500 body cameras deployed in his city can help expose officer misconduct. >> i saw a video footage of officer's apparently placing evidence and recovering evidence in a way that's inconsistent with the way police officers do business. >> reporter: commissioner davis
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has vowed to get to the bottom of what happened here. the officer, the primary officer who was involved in this has been suspended. the other two administrative leave. now, as far as the man who was arrested, he actually spent seven months in jail before prosecutors were alerted to that video and before they dropped the charges. nora. >> thank you so much. jetblue removed a family from a flight and fights back when it's asked to apologize and how the airline industry is now pushing back against angry customers rather than backing down and the most dramatic paternity test in modern history begins today. how experts will pull dna from the body of edge endry artist salvador dali. you're watching "cbs this morning." g "cbs this morning." and fast and friendly claims service. speaking of service? oooo, just out.
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a jetblue's refused to apologize. chris van cleave is at reagan national airport with how this latest incident shows how the airline industry is pushing back. chris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. each of these viral videos brings with it the risk of huge social media outcry, but here you have the airline pushing back against the families and for an industry that increasingly finds itself under the microscope for customer service issues, the airline's are starting to send a message that says the customer is not always right. >> i'm not taking -- >> what do you want me to do? >> i need you guys to come with me outside the plane. >> her cell phone was recording when jetblue was removing her family of five from the flight in ft. lauderdale. >> reporter: the airline's decision came after her 1-year-old kicked the seat of another passenger. >> record this. i want to hear from you what you hear happened. >> reporter: but the airline denied her account.
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saying the family was removed after verbal altercation after threats and profanity against a nearby customer. last week when ann coulter launched a twitter war with delta, the airline shot back. your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary. in may, jetblue denied it kicked a family off a plane over a birthday cake. the airline said the family cursed and yelled at the crew. ceo robin hayes defended his employees on "cbs this morning." >> it was not about the birthday cake. the crew have to maintain a great environment on board for all of our customers. >> reporter: in april united airlines was sharply criticized to being slow to respond to dr. david dao's refusal. it provided airlines with a much needed wakeup call. >> this has changed the way with
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people interact with companies. >> airlines were falling over all themselves to apologize for absolutely anything, whether or not it was really entirely the airline's fault and now airlines just over the past week or so having taken that back somewhat. the customer is not always right. >> reporter: united ceo says the airline is working to revamp its social media team to respond faster but the number of complaints filed by passengers against airlines appears to be surging. when you look at the numbers for may of this year compared to may of that year, they're up 57%. bianna. >> you're seeing airlines continue to stand by their employees. thank you. o.j. simpson could learn whether he'll be free from prison in just a few hours. we'll talk from one of his defense attorneys from when he was acquitted for murder. >> a surfer who famously punched a great white has
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chamber of commerce building. officials now say: it might have started.. from a good morning. :56. i'm kenny choi. there's new information about a fire at lafayette's chamber of commerce building. officials now say it might have started from a cigarette. the fire tore through nine businesses last week. right now, hayward police are looking for a suspect who shot and killed a father who was pushing his baby in a stroller. it happened yesterday afternoon near willow and meekland. the baby is okay. it's unclear if the victim was targeted in the shooting. raffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning. 7:57. we'll begin in the south bay where we are tracking some delays for drivers along 101 and 237. an accident involving a vta bus
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and another vehicle along 237 in that westbound direction, do expect delays as you as you make your way from 880 to 101. san mateo bridge, a few problems on the span there. it's about 22 minutes out of hayward to foster city. no delays in that eastbound direction. bay bridge toll plaza, "slow, stop, go." we're in the red, it's about 34 minutes along the eastshore freeway. and from the maze into san francisco, another 21 minutes. let's check in with roberta. jaclyn, it looks like marshmallows or whipped cream or take a look for yourself here, our live weather camera from sutro tower looking in the direction of the east bay. you can see the very tip-top of mount diablo there. but look at the layer of clouds pushing onshore. 57 degrees now in redwood city and in santa rosa to 60 apiece oakland and livermore, 63 now in san jose. later today clouds clear all the way back to pacifica where we'll see some sunshine, socked in, in daly city and also in colma. (man) hmm. what do you think?
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>> good morning it's thursday july 20th, 2017. welcome to cbs this morning. senator john mccain faces a battle with brain cancer. ahead we consult with one of america's top cancer specialists plus our series a more perfect union. meet a musician that helps the homeless by playing and talking with them. but first here's today's eye opener at 8:00. >> senator john mccain is fighting one of the most dangerous forms of brain cancer. he revealed the diagnosis after surgery. >> if you asked every senator who among them was the toughest they would all say mccain but this is what they had been dreading. >> it can cause headache.
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it can cause weakness but he's a strong guy and i'm sure he'll be putting up his dukes. >> the white house has tried relent leslie to turn attention from the russia investigation but president trump's criticism of his own attorney general deeps story alive. >> o.j. simpson will appear via video conference from inside this prison to ask for his freedom. >> what does he need to demonstrate to the parole board? >> firefighters are trying to stop a wildfire in california. two days this fire doubled in size. it also forced the evacuation of thousands. >> steven colbert sits down with a russian billionaire as russia week continues on the late show. >> more like the brooklyn nets right. top up. don't leave me hanging, come on. >> this morning's eye opener at 8:00 is sponsored by blue
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buffalo. >> i'm with nora mcdonald. gail is off. republican and democrats are showing support this morning to their long time colleague john mccain. >> the 80-year-old senator has an aggressive form of brain cancer. doctors discovered the glioblastoma during mccain's surgery for a blood clot last week and he is recovering at home in arizona. he tweeted tough diagnosis for a tougher man. senate minority leader chuck schumer called him a true fighter and his close friend senator lindsey graham said this disease has never had a more worthy opponent. >> david someone of the country's top oncologists. he leads the university of southern california west side cancer center and joins us from los angeles. good morning. >> good morning. >> help us understand this brain cancer. >> it's the most aggressive form of brain cancer.
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most people live about 14.5 months but for the first time there's actually new optimism with targeted therapy and immunotherapy but senator mccain's initial therapy would be standard therapy i think which is a combination of oral chemotherapy for six months and then a month off and then six more months of oral chemotherapy. >> explain the physiology. why is it so difficult to treat? >> he had surgery above his left eye where the tumor was taken out and the margins were clear and that means there was no visible tumor left. the problem is there's little projections there. almost like tree branches growing so no matter how good the surgery there's always cancer left behind and this cancer recurs in almost all patients. >> he's said to be recovering well this morning but what are the odds we'll see him back at work in washington during his treatment. >> the treatment is tolerable. he's 80 years old and he is
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tough as nails so cancer has certainly a worthy opponent in this one and he's going to take it on but i would imagine his treatment can be in the washington d.c. area and he could be part of the senate during his treatment. >> what's on the front tier for trying to treat this kind of brain cancer? what might we expect in the future? >> well, molecularly targeted therapy. they're identifying what are the on switches and there's drugs that could turn them off but some of the major excitement comes from a study at duke university where the polio virus was used to turn on the immune system to attack this form of cancer and some of the patients in the study survived many years with this form of treatment so it's in clinical trials now but certainly very exciting. >> so i mean, how do you have access to that and is it effective 100% of the time? >> so this is in clinical trials initially at duke but now
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spreading across the country. major cancer centers are opening this trial for patient with glioblastoma. unfortunately in our business nothing works all the time and we don't have a crystal ball but as much as possible we try to put patients on experimental therapy when standard treatments have worked and really for the first time there's hope in this disease that we can achieve a long-term benefit to patients with some of these newer treatments. >> we're all routing for the senator and wishing him the best. >> thank you. p>> many republican senators learned of john mccain's diagnosis during a meeting on health care that lasted well into the evening. earlier president trump told senators to keep working to repeal and replace obamacare. he said they must not leave for their august recess without taking action. majority leader mitch mcconnell said there will be a health care vote next week. republicans may repeal obamacare without having a replacement ready. a new cbo report says that approach would lead 32 million
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more without coverage by 2026. and the average price of individual policies could double. >> with us now from capitol hill is south dakota senator, chairman of the senate republican conference that makes him the third ranking republican in the senate. senator, always good to see you. thank you for joining us this morning. >> good morning, good to be with you. >> let's begin first with your colleague, senator john mccain. how is the news of his brain cancer effecting everyone in the senate? >> the diagnosis made this an incredibly sad day on capitol hill. john mccain is beloved on both sides of the aisle. he's a hero to me and our colleagues and millions of americans and people all over the world so we're all hoping and praying for him and for cindy and his family. >> he says he's going to be back at work. you don't doubt him right? >> i have travelled, you know, outside of the united states a number of times with him and i have seen him work guys half his
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age into the ground. he is a remarkable individual. >> it is remarkable also howell she spoken of in the senate in terms of his ability as a warrior as you have said. return to health care and where we stand today. >> right. well at the moment we are trying to get to 50 votes in the senate on something that will repeal and replace obamacare. we know that the markets are collapsing. prices have been skyrocketing for people in this country and something has to be done and it's -- i think that among our members and i think one of the fundamental flaws in obamacare for the entire country and i think what we're hearing from our members is every state is different. every state has different populations. governors have different ideas and i think anything that's effective and ultimately passes in the senate is going to have to distribute and shift authority and power and flexibility back in his face.
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>> president trump said you're very close to getting something done. is that how you characterize it? >> i'd say we're going to need a little longer runway. we're getting close. we are. but we still have some issues that we have to resolve and we have some members that aren't quite there yet. we don't have the 50 votes we're going to need to get this across the finish line just yet but eventually we will. >> the president publicly pressuring you not to go on your vacation. one day he's saying to repeal it. the other day he's saying to repeal and replace it. one of your colleagues in the senate said the president share skairs no one in the senate. not even the pages. what is your reaction to that? >> well, look, i think that the president has an important role to play. particularly he has the pulpit and the roles of the american people and engaging them in the conversation about why it's important that we fix this. i think senators up here obviously look to him for leadership in that respect. and his team has been very involved in the day-to-day conversations that we're having about this but ultimately it's a
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function of congress. we have to get this done. the senate how has the responsibility to act and i think nern people will and should hold us accountable. >> you are aware of this new york times interview with the president obviously. does this make it difficult for your former colleague, jeff sessions from alabama now the attorney general to continue when the president says what he says? >> i guess what i would say to that charlie is we all admire and respect him and his abilities. if i were him i would do his job and do his job well and ignore the daily news cycle come uting out of the white house. i don't think that's going to change. he has an important job to do. one we can confirm him for here and he has the confidence of people here on capitol hill and folks at the justice department and that's what is most important. >> do you have concerns about the meetings that president trump has had with russian president vladimir putin? the first meeting which went longer than expected two hours
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where there was no note taker only the secretary of state in that room to provide a read out and then the second meeting and conversation that happened at a dinner, do you think that's appropriate should there be others who helped record those conversations? >> i think it's probably always good for the president to have his top advisers and foreign policy, national security people in the room for a meeting like that. i don't think it's unusual for a president to have conversations and i think people expect that but obviously there's a lot of attention being paid to that relationship with russia and the president has to be sensitive to that but i certainly would expect that he would have people in the meetings that would be critical to shaping america's foreign policy with respect to russia and other places around the world. >> there's reports of concerns within his inner circle and administration about his relationship with vladimir putin. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> thank you senator. >> o.j. simpson will make his
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case today for release from a nevada prison. a parole board will hear testimony and decide whether to free the former football star. simpson has served nearly nine years of his 33 year sentence for armed robbery and other charges. the 70-year-old's last parole hearing was in 2013. to minimize the media frenzy the parole board is expected to issue today's ruling within minutes rather than days and we'll bring you live coverage of the parole hearing scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. pacific. you can watch it here or download the cbs news app to watch it on our streaming network. nice plug for the app there. in the next half hour we talk to carl douglas one of the defense attorneys from the 1995 murder trial. why douglas says the simpson case still
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if you are gonna do any kind of excavation no matter how small or large before you dig, call 811. keep yourself safe. the first step involving painter salvador dali begins today. they'll break into the crypt holding. they remained in order to retrieve a dna sample. a woman claiming to be his doctor required millions of dollars. experts will determine if the dna is a march. jonathan, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. dali's body will be exhumed later this evening. the truth along with a massive fortune is trapped in the dna.
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the body of salvador dali rests in a spanish tomb here insight a palatial museum designed by the artist and named in his honor. like an egyptian pharoah, it surrounds his works. his body will be briefly exhumed today under high security in an effort to test a fortune teller's claims dali is her dad. i asked my mother if dali was a little bit ugly. my mother responded yes, he was your father. she claimed the bloodline ten years ago who said her mother who was a nanny near dal's home said he had an affair with her. experts will take fragments from
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bone and tooth. dali who died in 1989 was married without children and always said he was faithful. they tried to fight off the exhu exhume nation, they say it will go on. they know how to put on an elaborate show. he told the spanish newspaper the only thing she was missing was a she claims is not the fortune, that is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. the results are expected to be delivered, nora, in september. >> all right, thank you. she's a fortune teller. perhaps she already knows the answer. >> yes. >> very interesting. a 10-year-old's hike with his family lead to a historic discovery. ahead, how the little boy came face to face with a skull that's more than a million years old. and how a wall street banker is paying it forward by playing
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get this story. a 10-year-old boy in new mexico came face-to-face with a rare fossil on a hike with his family. june sparks made the discovery when he tripped and fell over the bones. >> i had no idea. i just knew it was bigger than a
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cow. >> that's right. he discovered a 1.2 million year-old skull. a local biology professor unearthed it. >> i have every hope and expectations this specimen will end up on exhibit and the little boy will be able to show off to his friends or even his own children when he's older and say look what i found! the family hopes the bones will stay in their new mexico hometown. that will affect his whole life. >> yeah. disney world for these foster children. mickey surprises them.
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promising more arrests of the so-called "manor boyz gang" 6-men in custody.. are accussed of murder.. crimes. it's 8:25. i'm kenny choi. richmond police and the fbi are promising more arrests of the so-called manor boys gang. six men in custody are accused of murder, robbery and other crimes. investigators are looking for two others who are still on the run. the search in tomales bay for a missing boater has been called off. 70-year-old charles friend one of the owners of the tomales bay oyster company went missing tuesday after heading out on a short boat trip. crews recovered his boat but there was no sign of him. . stick around; we'll have traffic and weather in just a moment.
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goodorning. 8:27. we are tracking some slowdowns for your morning ride. we'll take a look outside right now. this is the richmond/san rafael bridge at the toll plaza. an earlier accident keeping things slow 23 minutes westbound. over to 101, an accident looks like now in the clearing stages southbound 101 at madera. you can see traffic backed up close to highway 37 at this point. we are looking at a travel time before 22 minutes to 580, another 21 minutes to golden gate bridge. we'll take it over to your ride along highway 37. still "slow, stop, go," from 80 to 101, and the bay bridge toll plaza, yes, jam-packed. it's about 21 minutes from the
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maze into san francisco. let's check in with roberta. let's go ahead and take a look at san jose this morning. we have blue skies there although the clouds are stacked up on another side of the mountain range in the santa cruz area. wow, visibility is unlimited at this time. temperature 57 degrees in redwood city and in santa rosa. otherwise, 60 apiece oakland and then livermore. we have jumped up to 63 right there at mineta international airport, while san francisco sits in the 50s. so we have the clouds clearing later today around the pacifica area around the "banana belt" and rockaway beach. otherwise, 60s an low 70s common across the bay. notice 77 degrees through redwood city, back through atherton into woodside and la honda. pescadero, as well. we'll have a nice refreshing breeze up to 20 there. 73 in fremont, 83 vallejo. 80s and low 90s out towards the delta.
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>> what? >> oh! [ laughter ] >> wow. two foster kids from pennsylvania can live happily ever after following a trip to disney world in florida. janelle and elijah gilmore met mickey mouse. their adoptive participant bs surprised them showing their official adoption date. mickey was there to wipe their tears away. the family has been together for almost three years. the mom tells cbs this morning having a official adoption date made them feel complete. that's really nice. >> nice. we're going to need tissues for this one. >> that's right. welcome back to "cbs this morning." gayle is off.
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>> some of the headlines from around the globe. the "new york times" said handshakes indicate a budding friendship between president trump and president macron. he said macron who is a good guy who loves holding my hand. he said he wanted to show he would not be intimidated. usa today said samsung scrapped descriptions of male and female voices for the bixby voice assistant. the female voice was originally described as chipper and cheerful while the male was assertive and confident. critics say they played into gender stereotypes. >> what is your favorite food? >> the ultimate comfort food. >> i'm not much of an eater. >> what is the weather like today? >> forecast calls for a high of 91 degrees physical therafarenh
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>> what is the capital of new york? >> banal any is talbany. >> the descriptions have been removed from the setting section. research reported said one-third of dementia cases should be prevented by lifestyle changes. education past age 15 crucial for brain health. they advise people to maintain a healthy weight, avoid smoking, and exercise regularly. new research shows humans are arrived in australia up to 15,000 years than previously thought. stone tools and other artifacts reveal a human presence at least 65,000 years ago. that timeline changes our understanding of early humanmy gracious and sheds like light on the extinction of the animals. time said beyoncè fans are outrage bade wax figure of her in new york. a figure of photo of the figure
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surfaced on twitter. some people compared the face to lindsay lohan's. and they say the skin is way too light. the image provoked a storm of online criticism of madam tu sads. >> and britain's guardian reports voted to name a train trainee mctrain face. it got 49% of the votes to name a popular research vessel boaty mcboat face. as we reported earlier o.j. simpson could soon walk free from a nevada prison. simpson was convicted in 2008 of armed robbery, kidnapping, and other charges after attempting to retrieve sports memorabilia at a las vegas hotel. he'll ask for a release from a patrol board. it was the 1995 murder trial that guarantees simpson's place in american history. the football phenom turned movie star was accused of murdering ex-wife nicole simpson and ron
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goldman. the "washington post" writes, quote, o.j. simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of american pop culture. attorney karl douglas was part of the dream team defense during the 1995 murder trial. he's joining us live from los angeles. let me ask you, first, do you think we're going to hear a release today from the parole hearing? >> i think so, really. he had a parole hearing in 2013, and he was granted parole on seven of the 12 charges. since then, he had been a model prisoner. there are been no write ups. there's no reason to think he won't be paroled today, as well. >> why do you think this case -- what, in particular, made it so striking to the american public who became obsessed with it? >> this is really been the perfect storm of all things that fascinate americans. first, it was a crime drama.
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there probably are more crime networks and crime shows on than any other type of show. second, it was celebrity. and we americans have always been fascinated by celebrity. and then you have to throw in, as well, the energizer of race. when those three components were thrown together, clearly it struck a chord with many americans. >> do you think that o.j. simpson will speak to what happened? >> i'm not sure he'll speak to what happened in 1994. but he may well talk about things that were going on from his most recent in nevada. people want to hear his version of -- >> i don't think he'll ever really give a sit down concerning that. he was kuwaited acquitted of th charges. that's a part of his past. there's a fascination about that, i don't think i would ever see him sitting down and
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discussing that even now. >> simpson received a maximum sentence of 33 years in connection with the las vegas hotel robbery. in some say it was payback for his acquittal in the 1994 double murder case. do you agree with that? >> i do. i'm one of those that think certainly there was connection all though the judge would deny it from the sentence that was given as well as what happened in los angeles. you got to understand the verdict in that case was 13 years to the day, october 3rd, that was the verdict in the los angeles trial. the 33 year sentence mirrored $33 and a half million that was against him in the civil trial. i don't think it was a coincidence. i think it was a tragedy that he was punished for what happened in los angeles. >> do you still talk to o.j. simpson? >> i haven't had a chance to talk with him for more than ten years. the last time i saw o.j. was at
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johnny cochran's funeral in april 2005. one of the figures there had asked anybody who had ever been represented by johnny to stand up. i looked to the church to my right and there was o.j. simpson and a few rows away was michael jackson standing, as well. it was a scene to remember. >> do you think at the time of the trial there was much written and said, you know, about how different communities african-american community or other communities saw him? is there a difference today how different communities see o.j. simpson? >> you know, i think, charlie, that the distinction between the opinions of the white community and the black community are far closer today 22 years later than they were in 1995. i dare say i would suspect that probably a majority of african-americans would probably
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believe that o.j. simpson was responsible for the two deaths though those numbers were far smaller back 22 years ago. >> we were speaking with ricky collieman earlier. a legal analyst and he said that o.j. simpson still has plenty of money. he has a huge pension. >> my understanding is, yes, he gets $25,000 a month from his pension with the nfl. and i think there is another pension, as well, he gets from the screen actor's guild. i hope he has used and saved that money well. and he won't be strapped for cash when he's released in october, if he's granted parole today. >> she said it's a pension that could be worth about $25 million. that's protected from the goldmans. >> yes, it is. those pensions are protected under florida law so they cannot be attached for paying back the proceeds of the verdict against him. >> what do you expect he'll do with his life as a free man, if he's released? he's 70 years old. >> he's 70 years old now. i think o.j., the first thing he
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wants to do, if he's able to be paroled to florida, which was his home, he is first, i'm sure, going to reconnect with his family. he's the father of four children. i suspect he'll seek a little female attention and he'll return to his greatest passion, which is golf. at 70 years an i'm not sure if his body will portray him, but i think for sure he's going to want to be an active role in golf. >> after all these years, is there one question you wish you could answer about o.j. simpson? >> you know, i probably have all the answers, charlie, to all the questions i've had over 22 years. i've had more than enough time to rack my brain and there's not really one question that i haven't ask of o.j. that i want to ask him today. >> all right. >> all of them? >> for sure. >> all right. karl douglas, thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me.
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decision ahead today. a wall street banker makes unlikely new friends by sharing a love of music. ahead in the series a more perfect union.
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our continuing series a more perfect union -- series "a more
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perfect union" aims to show us what unites us is far greater than what divides us. more than 127,000 people reportedly slept in mun in pass shelters last year. countless more slept on the street. the momentless population is often overlooked but michelle miller introduces us to a man who is paying it forward. good morning. >> good morning. chris said he never paid much attention to the homeless around him but when he decided to try a musical experiment playing his guitar on the street it all changed and so did his perspective. this might be the most unlikely due wed ever. one, bankering the other, john glenn living on the streets of new york city. >> it met chris right here.
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he stopped by and said what are you doing? can i do anything for you? >> that's a great opener. >> reporter: he has a budding side career as a musician started playing with the homeless as a way to try out new songs. he'd work out the music and they'd keep any tips. >> it would start out as i'm going to test these ideas and i talked to these people. i thought, wow, i can really identify with them. >> reporter: he could identify because he was quietly battli obsessive compulsive disorder. >> i couldn't sleep, i couldn't walk outside unless i did certain things. discovered haunted the homeless as well. >> all my life, i've known people for years they'd cross to the other side of the street when they'd see me.
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that hurts my heart. and someone who doesn't know many from anywhere stops and says, hey, how are you? what can i do for you? i'm going to start crying. it means a lot. >> reporter: so how do you guys know each other? >> we're sisters. >> reporter: he's made it a point to get to know the homeless. >> before doing this, i was somebody who walked by. i didn't stop and talk to homeless people. i didn't given them any money. but i think what this has shown me is these individuals just want somebody to talk to. i can't tell you how many times i've heard -- i've sat in union square for a month and talked to three people. >> it sounds like they're your therapy. >> i've learned so much from the homeless population.
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he's included some of the homeless in his music video. how has your music gotten better as a result? >> i think it's oned my perspective. i have a new song coming out. it's called "home ground." and the entire premise is resilient and it's something i learned from the homeless community. >> reporter: he's met countless people with countless stories and he considers some of them true friends including a man named hassan. >> i was sitting next to hasan and this woman walked up and said, sir, can i buy you a cup of coffee. he said no thank you. he turned to me and said, did
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you hear that? she called me sir. >> what do you encourage them to do? >> say hello. to say . >> you would be shocked at what you learn. >> that simple. >> that simple. >> because the money comes in the form of tips on the street, he doesn't know how much money he's actually raised. he say it's probably more than $20,000. >> wow. >> reminds me of the humans of new york project. >> yeah. >> just want someone to talk to. >> yeah. >> and sometimes those stories just -- you have no idea how they may impact you. i think that's truly his message. >> michelle, thanks. a canadian man built his own resort in his own backyard. what it took to build the massive pool and how it serves a different purpose in the winter. you can hear more of "cbs this morning" on our pod cast on itunes and apple's pod cast app. you can hear the entire interview with the iron foreian
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thousand firefighters are trying to contain the "detwiler" fire. 's forced thous good morning, it's 8:55. i'm kenny choi. near yosemite national park right now, 3,000 firefighters are trying to contain the detwiler fire. it has forced thousands of evacuations and remains just 7% contained. so far the flames have burned more than 48,000 acres. light rail services are getting back to normal after a crash earlier this morning. police say that one of the rail trains collided with a garbage truck. it happened at third and williams in san francisco. no one was injured. and a victory party is planned at san jose's matrix casino for joey chestnut. he won the nathan's hot dog- eating contest this month. the party starts at 3 p.m. and it is free. a check of weather and traffic in just a moment.
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8:57. we continue to track delays for drivers heading along westbound 237. it looks like one lane blocked by a car possibly. this is right as you approach 101 that connector ramp there. it's about a 23-minute ride from 880 to 101. taking to 880 and 680 running neck and neck with one another both jam-packed and in the red southbound direction from 238 on down to highway 84 along
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880, 23 minutes, 17 minutes for southbound 680. heading through oakland, a little sluggish northbound, 25 minutes from 238 on up to the maze. and the maze jam-packed all the way into san francisco. a little under 30 minutes. hat's a check of your traffic ; over to you. good morning, everybody. the skies clearing out over the bay. lots of fog at sfo but no reports of delays. temperature-wise right now, we are at 62 in santa rosa. 55 san francisco. 60 in oakland. later today, a pretty seasonal summer day. we'll have the clouds clearing back to the coast except for daly city. half moon bay, you will see some sunshine. 70 around the bay. mid-70s peninsula. seasonal 80s inland. a few low 90s towards the delta. variable winds 10 to 20. as we head towards the weekend, the warmest day coming up will be on saturday.
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