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>> that's the overnight news for this friday. captioning funded by cbs it's friday, august 18, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." terror strikes twice in spain. five suspected terrorists are killed in a shoot-out with police less than ten hours after the driver of a van in another city plowed into people on a popular street, killing 13 and injuring dozens of others. overnight another confederate statue came down in maryland, but president trump calls the removal of those memorials foolish. and the countdown to the total eclipse is on. coast to coast people are gearing up for a rare
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experience. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. police in spain have stopped a deadly attack that they say is caused by isis in barcelona. many remain in serious condition. now, the driver of the van who targeted pedestrians is still at large. hours after the attack police say they killed five suspects in a seaside town south of barcelona to stop another terrorist attack. debora patta is in barcelona. debora, good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, it was about eight hours after the barcelona attack. the terrorists attacks a resort
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town in cambrils. they were wearing fake explosive belts. at least seven people were injured when they drove a car into a crowd of people. similar to barcelona, there a white van plowed into a shopppo shopping area in barcelona late afternoon. the driver swerving back and forth to hit as many people as possible. residents and tourists ran for safety. bodies littered the sidewalk. an american tourist witnessed the attack. >> i heard just this group of people scream. then i looked to my left and i saw a white van. it looked to be as if he was going left to right, hitting people at the little stands where people were shopping. >> reporter: a manhunt is under way for the driver of the van who fled the scene. three men are under arrest. citizens from 24 nations were either killed or injured in the
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barcelona attack, and an american suffered minor injuries. and authorities say that the two attacks are linked to an explosion at a house on wednesday night. that left one person dead. >> debora patta in barcelona. thank you so much, debora. this morning we'll discuss the incident in barcelona, spain, with national security specialist fran townsend. the removal of confederate statues is being questioned here by republicans. >> there needs to be radical changes to take place at the white house. >> reporter: harsh criticism from a prominent member of the president's own party, tennessee's senator bob corker. >> the president has not yet
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been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the confidence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful. >> reporter: and this from another republican, tim scott of south carolina. >> what we want to see from our president is clarity and moral authority. that moral authority's compromised. >> reporter: while the president has avoided cameras for the past two days, he has not been silent. on twitter he swiftly condemned the barcelona attack and suggested his followers, quote, study what general pershing did to terrorists in the united states when caught. a reference to a debunked story president trump told during the campaign. >> what they did was cut open two pigs and dumped the bullets into the pigs. then they took the bullets and stood the 50 men up and they shot each man. >> reporter: the president's quick response to the barcelona attack was a sharp contrast to the days it took him to condemn
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a white supremacist who drove his car into a crowd of protesters, killing one and injured 19 others. the president also bemoaned what he called the beautiful confederate statues and said american history is being ripped apart. in a statement senator lindsey graham urged him to stop. you're now receiving some praise from some of the most racist and hate-filled groups in the country, he said. please fix this. but accordingly this could be useful said strategist steve bannon who just days ago appeared on the verge of being fired. in a series of interviews he dismissed the far right as clowns but said, quote, if the left is focused race and identity, we can crush the democrats. the president also lashed out at republican senator jeff flake of arizona and endorsed one of his primary challengers. next week the president will
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hold his own rally out in phoenix. margaret brennan, cbs news, bridgewater, new jersey. overnight another statue linked to slavery in this country was taken down. maryland officials removed the statue of maryland chief justice richard taney. he was the author of the infamous dred scott issue in which blacks could not be citizens. the biggest monument to the confederacy is robert e. lee and stonewall jackson outside city. edward williams who lives nearby and others had petitioned to remove or alter the monument. >> these images are of individuals that lost a war that wanted to maintain slavery, that wanted to maintain a way of life that excluded my people and other minorities.
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>> today the mayor of charlottesville is expected to make an announcement concerning the statue of robert e. lee that sparked saturday's violence. the united states and south korea will go ahead with a joint military drill next week. yesterday defense secretary rex tillerson and general mattis met. they said it needs to be backed by strong military consequences if north korea chooses wrongly. for the first time the u.s. military will help locate unexploded bombs in the city of mosul. it took nine months to free the iraq city from isis control. unexploded bombs were dropped by coalition forces. most of the explosives have now been hidden by isis fighters and can be triggered by even the slightest movement.
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it's expected to take years to find and disarm all the bombs. and people across the country are preparing for the country's rare total eclipse. a school in ohio canceled classes over safety concerns that students will damage their eyes when the moon completely covers the sun. hena doba is here on our roof p rooftop. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. monday's total eclipse will be a sky show for millions. for actual scientists and those who love the astronomy, this is way to study the earth both from the ground and in space with technology that hasn't been available for previous eclipses. monday's solar eclipse will be the first total eclipse seen in the united states in nearly 40 years. >> we're just really lucky. we're lucky because the moon's apparent diameter in the sky is the same as the sun so that it can completely block it, but it's not too big. >> reporter: the rare event
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happens when the sun passes the moon and earth. the sun is eclipsed by the moon's shadow. >> and the whole thing is under an hour and a half. that's how fast the moon crosses over and hits. >> reporter: the shadow will streak across 14 states in the u.s. on a path from oregon to south carolina. those who are not on that 70-milewide line will see a partial eclipse. na nasu's jet propulsion lab spent a year showing what the eclipse will look like from anywhere in the country when the sun's bright surface is covered for only two minutes. the only light will be the sun's outer ring known as the corona. but before you look up on monday -- >> the number one rule for monday's eclipse is don't improvise. if you don't know, it's not
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worth it. you really can damage your eyes. >> reporter: make sure you have safety glasses. it has inspired many science projects including solar physic, atmosphere, and biology. >> hena daniels in new york. thank you, hena. cbs news will bring you live coverage of the solar eclipse beginning at 1:00 p.m. eastern. still ahead, police are investigating after a video appears to show a day care worker striking a child. and good samaritans quickly jump into action to rescue a couple after their car got stuck on train tracks. this is the "cbs morning news." on train tracks. this is the "cbs morning news." ah that can wait oh but not you buddy. bring everyone together with the refreshing taste of lipton iced tea.
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and police are investigating after a day care worker is caught on camera hitting a child. those are some of the stories on this morning's newsstand. "the new york times" reports on the settlement of a lawsuit over two psychologists who formed they were sued by two former detainees and a man who died in custody. "the herald" of south carolina said video shot at a day care apparently shows a day care worker brutally striking a child. the church that runs the day karidis missed the day care worker. >> the best words to come out of preacher's mouth, i was a little surprised by it. there were multiple levels that were disturbing. >> parents were notified and police are investigating. the "washington post"
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notes that another artist will skip the white house ini have tigs for honorees. dancer carmen de spas lavallade will skip it. tv producer norman lear also said he wouldn't go to the ceremony in early december. well, still ahead a lawsuit claims poland's spring water is actually not spring water. how the company is responding to that. >> announcer: this portion of the "cbs morning news" sponsored by sea bonds. stronger hold all day. paul and bongo march a very different beat. sfx: cymbals they break only for the 100% complete and balanced nutrition of meow mix cat food. no wonder it's the only one cats ask for by name.
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here's look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. on the "cbs moneywatch" stocks plunge and news on the epipen. roxana saberi is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. >> good morning, anne-marie. here on wall street stocks plummeted yesterday amid president trump's ability to push through the economic agen a agenda, and the deadly van
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attack in spain. it was the second worst day for markets this year. the dow lost 270 points, the s&p fell 38, its lowest close in over a month, and the nasdaq finished 123 points lower. some business groups are praising the latest executive order rolling back environmental rules on government-funded building projects. it speeds the process. environmental groups say it will harm the climate and allow projects to be built in areas prone to flooding, putting lives at risk. the drugmaker mylan has finalized a deal to pay on the epipen. they will pay $465 million, though it will not have to admit any wrongdoing. mylan came under fire after raising the price for a pair of evenpens from $1,000 in 2008 to $600. a class action lawsuit claims poland spring water isn't actually spring water. poland springs is just common groundwater. poland springs' parent company nestle says they meet all
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federal regulations for spring water. in tonight's preseason game against seattle, stefon diggs will wear custom shoes that are white with a thick brown strike, starbucks logo, and brown laces. there is no connection with commercials. he just loves the company. this is reportedly as the nfl relaxes strict footwear guidelines during warmup as long as the views aren't political or offensive. >> i'm sure starbucks is grateful for that advertising. i mean how much would you have to pay for advertising during a regular football game. >> i'm sure they're really happy. they'll probably be tweeting about that. >> roxana saberi at the new york stock exchange. thanks so much. a new kind of therapy that allows those confined to wheelchairs tap dance with their hands. th their hands. without any harsh chemical residue.
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the country. dancers who lost the use of their legs but not their love of the art have found a new way to express themselves. the story from meg oliver. >> reporter: mary six rupert knows the joy of tap dancing. she's been doing it her whole life. her mother was a dancer, too, but after a stroke, she was confined the a wheelchair. >> i could see her going through choreography in her head. there was no way to get it out. so my crazy mind said what can i do to allow her to still tap dance because it's all there. >> reporter: rupert came up with an idea to attach the taps to gloves and let the fingers do the dancing. she designed a class called
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tapping hands down. she teaches recreational therapy. the gloves are customized to accommodate each student's specific disability. 40-year-old corey hill was an elite physical therapist before he was partyized from the waist down in an elevator accident six years ago. >> i thought i'll walk again, but, you know, time went by and temporary got really long. >> reporter: rupert's class not only strengthens hands and wrists, it offers a creative outlet. >> it's not easy. there are definitely hard parts to it. >> reporter: rupert's professional career has included musical theater and 13 years with the famous rockettes. now her greatest joy is teaching tap to others who thought they'd never dance again. meg oliver, cbs news, new york. coming up on "cbs this
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morning," we will hear from the red sox super fan whose ceremonial first pitch went wild and hit a photographer. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." . rheumatoid arthritis. before you and your rheumatologist move to another treatment, ask if xeljanz is right for you. xeljanz is a small pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. xeljanz can reduce joint pain and swelling in as little as two weeks, and help stop further joint damage. xeljanz can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections, lymphoma and other cancers have happened. don't start xeljanz if you have an infection. tears in the stomach or intestines, low blood cell counts and higher liver tests and cholesterol levels have happened. your doctor should perform blood tests before you start and while taking xeljanz, and monitor certain liver tests. tell your doctor if you were in a region where fungal infections are common and if you have had tb, hepatitis b or c, or are prone to infections. xeljanz can reduce the symptoms of ra, even without methotrexate, and is also available
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our top story this morning, the terror attacks in spain. a third person was arrested overnight in connection to the van attack in bars lcelona that killed at least 13 people and injured a hundred more. the driver of the van remains on the loose. hours later the police killed five suspects in a town south of barcelona after a car struck a crowd of people. authorities say the two attacks are connected. and republican senator bob corker is questioning president trump's ability to govern. corker said the president has yet to demonstrate the stability nor some of the confidence that he needs to be successful. mr. trump has called the removal of confederate statues so foolish and said american history is being ripped apart.
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the captain of the "uss fitzgerald" has been relieved of duty, and at least a dozen others will be discipline after the horrifying crash that killed seven sailors off the coast of japan. david martin has the story. >> reporter: 35 sailors were asleep in this compartment when the bow of the philippine ship punched a 17x36 foot hole in the "fitzgerald" hull. the 17 sleeping closest to the hull drowned although the rest escaped. the entire space was flooded within 30 seconds. the recreation was put together to answer all the questions that the families had. the one question, did they suffer. the answer, not for long. the collision sent sailors, lockers, and televisions flying with water rushing in on the starboard side, they started yelling water on deck and get out, scrambling toward a ladder on the portside. after the initial shock the
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report says the sailors lined up in a relatively calm and orderly manner to climb the portside ladder even though they were up to their necks in water by that point. two sailors stayed at the bottom of the ladder helping others out when those two finally climbed out, they stayed and helped pull two more to safety after they had to retreat to seal the floodflood ed compartment from the rest of the ship. one of the men gary rehm was buried wednesday at arlington national cemetery. according to the report he rescued a man who had a falling locker on him. the ship's captain and those on watch that night are considered to have made critical mistakes which caused the collision. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. coming up on "cbs this morning," the medical industry is the new number one target for hackers. we'll visit a buffalo hospital where cyber criminals took down the computer systems for six weeks. and the red sox super fan
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whose ceremonial first pitch went wild to say the least, he's speaking out. how he says the photographer he hit is being a great sport. plus scientists will watch monday's rare solar eclipse from 50,000 feet in the air. what they hope it teaches them about the sun. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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i'm kenny choi. thanks for waking up with us on this friday morning as we look at the bay bridge. good morning, it is friday,
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august 18. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. did you say friday? >> wahoo! >> we're on the red side of the table. >> didn't get the note. >> a little bit of red. >> how is everyone doing? >> good. >> trying to wake up here. getting ready. chugged the coffee. [ laughter ] >> you're up! [ laughter ] here's a look at the bay bridge. i'm filling in for roberta this morning. good morning to all of you. it's clearer. we can see the top. that's a good sign. we are going to see some early clearing. here's the temperatures, low 60s, concord and oakland. upper 50s. and today the temperatures are going to be very on average actually a little bit of warming heading inland. here's what's going on with the satellite and radar. you can see the loop where the cloud cover just works its way through the bay and it's heading further east almost towards fairfield not quite. so we're going to keep an eye on that, see if it builds or when it will leave. go


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