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"cbs this morning" is next. have a great day, everyone. ♪[ music ] good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, december 14th, 2017. welcome to cbs this morning. republican house and senate negotiators say they have a deal on the biggest house overhaul in three decades. will the plan to fill the president's promise of a giant tax cut for christmas? former apprentice star am arose sa is escorted out of the white house. her desperate effort to stay on the job. salma hayek writes a moving op-ed. plus, this morning, we will hear from several male leaders in their fields about what they are
doing to help change the workplace. >> and the author of why we sleep is in studio 57 looking at new research on how sleep impacts our memory. but we begin with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> we want to give you, the american people, a giant tax cut for christmas. and when i say giant, i mean giant. >> republicans on the verge of tax reform. >> this is bigger than the reagan '86 tax reform which was done the year got my driver's license. >> well, there's only one bit of good news they're rushing it through. the longer they take on it, the worse it gets. >> in this race we've not received the final count. >> moore still has not conceded in the alabama senate race. >> to do the right thing, roy, it's time that we heal. >> disney plans to buy a huge piece of 21st century fox. that deal is worth more than $52 billion. >> tavis smiley, suspended by pbs over allegations of sexual
misconduct. >> i intend to fight back. >> blame canada for a major storm system with snow and frigid conditions. from michigan into new york. >> all that -- >> look out! >> screams of joy from a 16-year-old granted early admission to harvard. >> and all that matters. >> your son bo had the same cancer that my father was diagnosed with. >> the thing that i found was, and bo insisted on, your dad's going to insist on, is you've got to maintain hope. >> on cbs this morning. >> another trump og is out, omarosa was fired from her job at the white house. >> general kelly was called and he came over and he told the secret service to get her out of here so -- >> what? >> what? that's awesome! is there any chance there's footage of that? >> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota, let's go places.
>> he's kind of dead on about that, it is the reaction when you hear it. it's one of those juicy things you go, is it true, is it true? >> sometimes you can't make it up. >> that's right. >> that's right. >> hey, good morning. welcome to cbs this morning. everybody, a lot going on today. i'm norah o'donnell with gayle king and face the nation anchor john dickerson. first house and senate republicans are ready to end the year with a big gift for president trump. they reached a tax reform compromise yesterday. combining the house and senate bills that would cut taxes by more than $1.4 trillion over a decade. >> now, the gop wants to keep the promise to send a final bill to the white house by christmas. democrats claim the new version is even more slanted towards the wealthy. >> the bill also changes it is a fordable care act and proserves most deductions for medical deductions and state and local taxes. nancy cordes is on capitol hill with the numbers from the house
and senate deal. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. house and senate republicans say they've been working hard and they have reached an agreement in principle that combines these two bills. all that's left to do, they say is to put that combined bill into legislative language. they insist they are still on track to pass this bill in the house and senate next monday and tuesday. enabling the president to keep a promise he repeated yesterday. >> we want to give you the american people a giant tax cut for christmas. >> reporter: the president celebrated his party's quick work, melding two very different tax plans. the combined bill would eliminate obamacare's health insurance mandate. double the standard deduction for individuals and married couples. and allow taxpayers to deduct a combined $10,000 from state and local income taxes and property taxes. it would also lower individual tax rates, bringing the top rate down from 39.6% to 37%.
>> only the top 1% will benefit from that change. >> reporter: democrats argue the biggest benefits still go to the wealthy and to corporations which would see their tax rates drop from 35% to as low as 21%. >> republicans say that what they learned from the alabama race is they need to get things done to show the american people that they can govern. >> when they say they need to get something done, it's as if you have a sick patient and instead of curing him, you chop off their right arm and say we're getting something done. the patient isn't going to like it too much. >> that's regular order. with all due respect that is regular order. >> senator, you're out of order. >> reporter: in a contentious bipartisan tax conference wednesday, republicans insisted that under their plan, nearly everyone will pay less. at least in the short term. >> it reduces tax rates for all americans of all walks of life. >> reporter: and they said an overhaul of this magnitude is long overdue. >> we weren't called here just
to make a few tweaks around the edges. we were called here today to make sure that our tax code is fixed forever. >> reporter: congressional sources tell cbs news they expect to get a final analysis from the joint committee on taxation, a bipartisan congressional group, by friday, looking at the costs and benefits of their new and apparently final plan. they also say, gayle, they have been checking in with their potential holdouts throughout this process and they believe they're going to stick with them. >> all right, nancy, the discussion will continue on that. thank you very much. the senate democratic leader says there should be no vote on the tax bill until democrat doug jones is seated in the senate. jones, as you know, defeated republican roy moore and alabama special senate election by about 1.5% of the vote on tuesday night, but state officials are still counting some of the
ballots and moore refuses to concede. manuel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. unless doug jones final margin of victory is within half a percentage point, the state will not launch an automatic recount. roy moore can request one and pay for one himself after alabama declares jones the winner and so far moore refuses to surrender. >> we are indeed in a struggle to preserve our republican, our civilization and our religious and to set free a suffering humanity. and the battle wages on. >> reporter: in a video statement, republican roy moore refused to concede alabama's special election. after being defeated by democrat doug jones. >> it's as clean cut as it's going to get. >> reporter: jones says senators from both parties and even president trump called to congratulate him. >> we talked about finding that common ground, to work together and he inviteded me over to the white house to visit as soon as i get up there. >> reporter: alabama secretary
of state, governor and attorney general together have until january 3rd to certify the votes before an automatic recount can be considered. >> this has been a very close race and we're waiting certification by the secretary of state. >> reporter: steve flowers is alabama's leading political analyst. >> roy moore has said it's not over yet. does he really have a case for a recount? >> under alabama law, he really doesn't. if he wants a recount, he's got to pay for it which costs about $1 million which he probably doesn't have. >> reporter: jones says he's leaving it to moore to reach out for him. >> i would say do the right thing, roy, it's time we heal. >> reporter: it's not the first time moore has refused to admit defeat. as chief justice of alabama's supreme court, he refused to follow a federal court order to remove a monument to the ten commandments from the courthouse. later, he rejected the supreme court's decision legalizing same sex marriage. he was removed from office both times. >> manuel, thanks. senator john mccain is
hospitalized this morning at walder reed medical center outside washington, d.c. the arizona republican, who ran for president in 2008, is under treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer. jan crawford is on capitol hill. good morning, jan. >> reporter: good morning. senator mccain's office said he's just suffering from normal side effects to the treatment and he's looking forward to getting back to work as quickly as possible. op on wednesday, his daughter meghan was comforted by former vice president joe biden who lost his son to this devastating disease. >> your son bo had the same cancer that my father was diagnosed with six months ago. and i'm sorry. >> there's a lot of hope. >> i think about bo almost every day. >> and if anybody can make it, your dad -- her dad is one of my best friends. >> reporter: drawing on personal experience, former vice president joe biden offered word of encouragement for meghan mccain whose father is suffering from the same cancer that killed biden's son bo in 2015.
>> the thing i found was, and bo insisted on, your dad is going to insist on, you've got to maintain hope. you have to have hope. i swear, guys, we are going to beat this damn disease. we really are. [ applause ] >> reporter: senator john mccain later tweeted his appreciation, calling biden a source of strength for my own family. >> the department has been unable or unwilling to change. >> reporter: one week ago, mccain was in place as the chairman of the senate armed services committee. but the 81-year-old has not voted this week. and has missed five roll calls. he's battling gioblastoma, a type of cancer that killed former senator ted kennedy in 2009. in september, senator mccain told "60 minutes" about the diagnosis that's now being treated with chemotherapy and radiation. >> it's a very poor prognosis. so i just said i understand, now we're going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find and do the best we can.
>> reporter: now biden said he is encouraged by new treatment options for gioblastoma which he says is as bad as it gets. he said the doctors and scientists are actually injecting the cancer with viruses and getting closer and closer to figuring out how to crush these kind of tumors. >> jan, thank you. we certainly wish senator mccain and his family well and a speedy recovery. >> that was such a genuine emotional moment, the way joe biden got out of his chair to go and sit next to megan to comfort her was really, really a beautiful thing to see on television. >> agreed. all right, the white house is without one of its high-profile and controversial communication officials this morning. reality star turned white house aide. am ma rosa abruptly left her post. last night president donald trump tweeted thank you, omarosa, for your service. i wish you continued success. major garrett has been reporting her story. all right, major, what a story what do we know about why she
was dismissed? >> reporter: good morning. the decision was made by white house chief of staff john kelly. now, omarosa had a big title and a good paying job here at the white house but her duties were sometimes very hard to define, even by those who worked most closely with her. several sources have also told us that omarosa, while she was here, indulged in some of the conveniences and amenities of the white house that drew the attention and the ire of chief of staff kelly. now, the white house said officially that omarosa has resigned to pursue, what else, other opportunities. but three sources have told us that kelly informed omarosa earlier this week that her time at the white house was effectively over. she could stay until january 20th, say she had resigned, but in fact she was being pushed out. omarosa we are told tried to renegotiate with kelly, that failed. then she went to the president's daughter ivanka who took no action. the white house official denied ivanka was involved in any of the omarosa matter.
then omarosa took another tact. she went into the residence. tripped alarms and was escorted off of the property. now, the secret service said officially it was not involved in that escort process. but it did say omarosa's white house pass was deactivated. now, the incident shines a spotlight on a couple of things. one, chief of staff kelly's ongoing effort to minimize distractions, increase focus and get rid of those in the white house who are not working as hard as he would like them on advancing the president's agenda and not their own. omarosa joins others who gained some celebrity here at the white house but are now gone. former chief strategist bannon, sebastian gork on the security council and former communications director anthony scarmucci. >> it's been an amazing group because you can fit them all on a bus. thank you so much, major. >> wow, it's just there's so many details. i forgot too there is that alarm
if you try and go up to the residence, that triggers, a special alarm. >> it does sound like a different kind of reality show and not one you normally associate with the white house, whatever the circumstances. >> well, it seems -- >> not a good look as the kids today say. >> the chief of staff's job basically is to take the reality show and replace it with reality which is the tough, difficult and straight forward business of running a white house and all of these people who were part of the original group that came in are now being escorted out. never seen anything like it. a kentucky state lawmaker accused of molesting a teenager is dead from an apparent suicide. police say the 57-year-old, dann johnson, shot himself yesterday on a bridge not far from his home outside louisville. he denied molesting a 17-year-old in 2013. mark strassmann is outside the straight capital in frankfurt. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. johnson, a preacher for the last 40 years, was elected state rep here last year. ever since these allegations came up, the leaders of both
political parties here had urged him to resign. now police will investigate why he apparently took his own life. police found dan johnson just outside his car wednesday night with a single gunshot wound to the head. >> someone saw his post on social media and alerted the law enforcement. >> reporter: in that facebook post about two hours before his death, johnson wrote, the accusations are false. ptsd is a sickness that will take my life. i cannot handle it any longer. on monday, the kentucky senator for investigative reporting published an article alleging that in 2013 johnson molest add then 17-year-old girl from his church at a new year's party. johnson allegedly slid his hands up, under her shirt and bra and groped her and forced his hands down her pants. johnson denied the account during a sermon tuesday and refused to resign. >> this allegation concerning this lady, this young girl,
absolutely has no merit. there are people that have had abuse but at the same time, i think there's been people that have taken that now and just used that for political stones and political rocks. >> reporter: johnson was elected to the state legislature in 2016 under an umbrella of scrutiny. in 1985, he was indicted into an insurance fraud scheme after he admitted to paying people to torch his own car. >> it's a place where people get together. >> reporter: he reportedly was cited three times for selling alcohol from his church without a liquor license. johnson posted photos on facebook of the obamas depicted as monkeys. at the time, he called them not racist but satire. last night, kentucky's governor matt bevan tweeted, saddened to hear of the death of kentucky representative dan johnson. my heart breaks for his family
tonight. an autopsy is scheduled for johnson for later today. >> all right, thank you, mark. a massive deal to combine two of the world's biggest entertainment giants was announced just moments ago. the walt disney company is buying a large portion of 21st century fox that includes its movie and tv studios, and hulu streaming service and a number of hit franchises. the deal was announced this morning by disney's ceo, that's bob eying iger. the expected value about $52 billion. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is here. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is a big deal, the numbers are big. some people have one perception of disney, another of fox. so what's in it for disney? there's more to fox than fox news. >> absolutely. what disney will get is the ownership of the fox tv studios, the fox movie studios including amazing brands like avatar or x-m x-men. also gets an interest in hulu, gets an interest in sky tv, the uk version, and, you know, also
gets the national geographic channel. but as you've said, very important here, fox will retain the news network fox news channel, fox business news. potentially folding it in under the newscorp umbrella which owns "the wall street journal." >> so what does it mean for the future of fox news and fox sports? >> i think they're fine. what this deal is really about is creating a ton of content. let's look at what the competition has done. we -- just look back ten years ago. these big content creators didn't have a netflix, didn't have amazon. now apple, youtube, everybody's getting into the game. whoever has the most content, regardless of how it goes out, whether it's a stream, a broadcast, those are the companies that really are going to survive. >> so last month we saw the justice department trying to block the at&t/time warner deal. so what about this deal? >> again if you use the exact same philosophy, which is we don't like overlapping businesses or one company controlling too much, so the justice department could come in and say, well, we'll let you do
some parts of it, not all of it. we'll have to see. this is going to be very interesting because we're going to see more and more of these combinations. this is how big content providers are going to actually exist in the future. they'll control more and more stuff. how it goes out is actually less important. bob eiger just recently said we're going to stream it but this is about content. >> what does this mean for hollywood? >> fewer studios but there's so many different outlets that i think people who are content providers will be very happy about it overall. >> thank you, jill. amazon echo and google home can listen to what you say even when they are not awake. ahead, what a new study says about how they could start
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." here are three things we think you should know this morning. you could start seeing less money from your paycheck as early at february if the republicans pass the sweeping tax plan this month. that's according to the irs. in a speech yesterday, president trump said a family of four earning $75,000 a year will see a tax cut of more than $2,000. so if you get weekly paychecks, that amounts to an extra $38 a week. >> today is fifth anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school shooting in connecticut. in 2012 adam lanza killed 20 children and six adults at the school before turning the gun on himself.
a cbs news poll out this morning found more than half of america's gun owners believe mass shootings are unfortunately something we have to accept in a free society. 67% of non-gun owners say mass shootings can be prevented. and a russian space craft carrying three space station crew members landed safely back on earth this morning, early in the morning. it hurdled through the atmosphere into snow-covered kazakhstan. american astronaut was on board. their return trip was recently moved up two weeks so the crew could be home for christmas salma hayek is the latest actress to accuse harvey weinstein of sexual harassment. she writes about her painful experiences in a new toorks op-ed, the headline is "harvey weinstein is my monster, too." she claims he made numerous unwanted advanced, forced her to film a new text scene and even threatened to kill her.
she said the abuse ruined her experience in the dream project. she joi bianna joins us at the table. >> reading this piece was a punch to the gut. the movie "frieda" was nominated for six oscars. what she said started out as a chance to fulfill a lifelong dream that turned into a nightmare she kept from everyone until now. the 2002 film frieda film was a labor of love for her and she said she was thrilled when he agreed to distribute it. in a "new york times" op said she revealed for years, for years he was my monster. she said no to his requests, but her refusals enraged him. he threatened to kill her.
hayek also claimed weinstein threatened to shut down production unless she agreed to do a fully nude sex scene with another woman. i had to say yes, she writes, causing her to have a nervous breakdown the day the scene was shot. in a phone interview with cbs news, "frieda" director described the turmoil during the production. >> harvey was constantly undermining confidence for salma. i think what salma's article does is going beyond sexual harassment. >> "new york times" jodi kantor helped break the weinstein story. >> for the women who were victims of harvey weinstein, the behavior they described was consistent. it varied in severity but the overall pattern we hear again and again. >> reporter: weinstein was not the only famous man to face accusations thursday. >> pbs overreacted and they launched a sloppy investigation. >> reporter: pbs suspended distribution of tavis smiley's show after they say an independent investigation found
multiple credible allegations of misconduct. he responded in a facebook video. >> i have never groped, inappropriately exposed myself or coerced any colleague in the workplace ever in my 30-year career. >> reporter: and film maker morgan spurlock came out thursday and admitted he is, quote, part of the problem. in a twitter statement he said sexually harassed his former assistant and had relations with a woman in college who accused him of rain. >> reporter: in salma hayek's case weinstein denies all accusations against him. he does not recall pressuring her to do a gratuitous love scene. he also claims he did not support the film "freieda" and tried to tank it. the unwanted sex scene involved ashley judd who had her harvey weinstein moment. >> thank you, bianna.
music mogul russell simmons is strongly denying new accusations he rained three women decades ago. "the new york times" reports the alleged assaults took place at his apartment in the '80s and '90s. all three women say their music careers were derailed or ruined. simmons categorically rejects the allegations. he calls them frivolous and hurtful. at least 12 women have accused him of sexual misconduct. elena coauthored the article. good morning. >> good morning. >> i know you call simmons a powerful gate keeper, is that one of the reasons they have come forward now. >> absolutely. he was a powerful figure then and remains a powerful figure now. he is somebody that could make or break careers and he touched a lot of industries. he had a very wide sway. i think for these women coming forward took a lot of courage and a lot of time, thinking about what they wanted to say and how they wanted to say it. >> and on the record, accusing
him of rape. >> absolutely. i mean many of these accounts took place many years ago, so they've been living with this pain for a long time. >> did he have around him this kind of apparatus that harvey weinstein had, that others had, that kind of knew this happened and took care of it and protected him in this kind of behavior? >> i think there were probably whispers certainly in the industry about this, you know. but many of these things happened, you know, in his apartment. he took care to make sure that he was alone in these moments. he often told people he was inviting them for a party and when she showed up there was nobody else there. so he had his own methods to make sure people stayed quiet. >> do you know russell simmons has denied the allegations in your paper, but he says this. the presumption of innocence until proven guilty must not be replaced by guilty by accusation. number one, did you reach out to him? what was his response to you on the record? how do you decide what allegations to print in this particular cases? >> absolutely we always reach
out to the subjectes of the stories to give them ample time for comment and tell them in gr great detail. i will say he admitted to one account of sexually harassing a woman who worked with him at def jam. he admitted he behaved inappropriate l. for us, these stories we are careful how we report them. we always talk to people to confirm the account, you know, people that -- the women, the victims of these -- this behavior might have told at the moment, their friends, their therapists, their partners. and so we're able to kind of confirm this information, you know, as much as possible. it is very important for us to vet this stuff. >> his career has flourished. what happened to their careers? >> i think that's one of the most heart-breaking parts of the story, where you see really step by step how experiences like this can undermine women, can undercut their ambition. you know, their careers they felt were derail by this behavior, their personal lives
were touched. it is a very powerful thing to go through. >> me lane ah rayzaik, incredible reporting. thank you. >> thank you. >> with the me too movement inspiring women to raise their voices about sexual abuse, we wanted to talk to men about the way forward. >> the big guys will fall down and the rest of us will be standing here trying to pick up the pieces to realize how to make progress. this is the beginning of it. we are seeing the monuments fall right now. >> we're going to hear from five accomplished leaders in different industries. that's all in our next hour digital assistance sold by amazon and google could start recording more conversations than you realize. ahead, a new warning about how companies might use your personal information in the future. and we invite you to subscribe to our "cbs this morning" podcast. you will get the news of the day, extended interviews and podcast originals. find them all on i tunes and apple's podcast app. you are watching "cbs this morning."
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digital assistants sold by amazon and google are listening possibly even when you think that are not. a consumer watchdog organization studied patent filings for both companies. it says alexa and rival google home can start recording more information than you realize. jamie yuccas explains how they might use that data that they use in the future. >> what's the weather tomorrow? >> reporter: elizabeth has been relying on her amazon echo ever since she got one as a christmas gift last year. >> did you have any concerns when you first got it? >> i actually never really thought about it. >> reporter: google and amazon, the leading companies that make these devices only record your voice when you activate them with so-called "wake" words. those recordings are then transmitted back to amazon and google servers where the questions are analyzed and
answered. while that's how they work now, some are worried how they may work in the future. >> they're there to track you and trail you. >> reporter: a consumer watchdog group studied the application. >> what these patents describe is that they're always watching, they're always listening. >> reporter: one amazon patent shows the company could instruct the echo device listen to trigger words like vacation destinati destination. it can then transcribe that conversation and try to sell the user of the device a related project. >> i think it's concerning that they would be able to have access to my private life. >> reporter: a spokesperson for amazon tells "cbs this morning," we do not use customers' voice recordings for targeted tiegz. patents take multiple years to receive and do not necessarily reflect current developments to
processes and services. google says consumer watchdog claims are unfounded. but the claims do point out how little some consumers know about the gadgets in their homes. >> it almost feels a little like big brotherish. do you guys have one of those? >> we do. we talk to it all the time. it doesn't always respond. sometimes it responds when you're not talking to it too. >> are you worried now? >> i'm constantly worried, gayle. but it's nice when you're alone to have something to talk to because i'm a bit of a shut-in. >> i find that hard to believe. i find that hard to believe. >> but it is interesting to think about. that they could be recording you even when you don't think that that i are. be aware when you have one in your house. that's all. >> especially if you have one in your bedroom. >> be careful. up next a look at this morning's headlines including tainted alcohol in new mexico.
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." here is a look at some of this morning's headlines. u "usa today" reports on a study that says isis winds up with weapons paid for by the u.s. the report said the weapons were provided to syrian rebels through a secret cia program. it is not clear if isis captured the weapons or if they were sold or given to isis. the arms program was discontinued this year. "the washington post" reports deputy attorney general
rod rosenstein defended special counsel robert mueller as gop lawmakers raised whens about his russia probe. rosenstein testified mueller has not let bias influence his investigation. he testified after release of text messages between an fbi agent and a lawyer. moth went on to work for mueller. rosenstein praised mueller after replacing him the state department is being investigated for how it handled blackouts, injuries and deaths of americans at mention cal resorts related to potential tainted alcohol. his office will examine the state department's policies and procedures in response to reports? it will determine whether additional work is necessary "fortune" says target is buying a same-day grocery delivery service called shipt
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consider tougher safety rules for utility companies.. regarding their power lines. th good morning, it's 7:56. i'm kenny choi. today state regulators will consider tougher safety rules for utility companies regarding their power lines. this comes in the wake of october's wine country wildfires and the wildfire currently burning in southern california. today two men charged in connection with oakland's deadly ghost ship warehouse are expected to be back in court. tenants derick almena and max harris each facing 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. a judge is deciding if there's enough evidence for them to stand trial. raffic and weather in just a moment.
francisco along northbound 280 at san jose avenue and it's blocking two lanes, this accident. and it has your traffic backing up towards380 a slow ride. out of daly city from john daly boulevard to 101 the connector, 40 minutes. yes. if you choose to use 101 near the bayshore boulevard, this is right near third, you can see traffic is slow especially southbound. 15 minutes from the 80 split to sierra point parkway. >> there's a bit of a bounce going on here with our mount vaca camera because there are some gusts across some of the higher elevations. nothing like what we're about to see this coming friday into saturday. temperatures in the 30s and 40s right now. this is impacting visibility. we are seeing patchy fog and some frost in low-lying areas across much of the north bay like petaluma, visibility down to 1.3 miles. here's the highs today.
♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, december 14, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead, the decision washington that could dramatically change how you use the internet. plus, what new research finds about the impact a lack of sleep can have on your memory. the study's co-author will be here to explain how to protect your brain. first here is today's eye opener at 8 republicans ready to end the year with a big gift for president trump. they reached a tax reform promise yesterday. >> they have reached an agreement in principle. all that is left to do is put the combined bill into legislative language unless doug jones' margin of
victory is within a half percentage point, the state will not launch a recount senator mccain's office said he is suffering from normal side effects and is looking forward to getting back to work as quickly as possible omarosa had a big title and good-paying job at the white house, but her duties were sometimes hard to define some people have one perception of disney and another of fox. what is in it for disney? >> disney will get ownership of the fox tv studios, the fox movie studios including the amazing brands. fox will retain the news network comes out george clooney gave 14 of his best friends one million dollars each. can you imagine? yeah. yeah, you know who is upset right now? george clooney's 15th best friend, that guy. uh-huh. uh-huh. and i'm done, and there's one guy. what happened! ♪ i think a it lot of people are saying today, i want to be
george clooney's best friend. what a nice thing for him to do, his closest friends, to have a dinner and give each a million dollars because they helped way back when. >> i sent my friends a text message. >> you are a good friend too, tom dickerson. >> i sent a card. >> handwritten? >> pick up the phone. i'm gayle king with norah o'donnell. republicans are speeding ahead with the tax plan to get it peaed before christmas. they settled the difference ens between the bill. >> the combined bills will cut over ten years 1 bnt $4 million. the corporate tax rate would fall from 35% to 21% next year. it would also eliminate the obamacare requirement for everyone to have health insurance democrats want to delay a vote until alabama senator-elect doug jones comes to washington, cutting the gop majority to two in the senate.
president trump said yesterday it is crucial to vote on taxes before that happens. republicans plan to send the bill to the president's desk a after a vote early next week. >> fcc officials meeting in washington to decide on a rule change that could affect how you use your favorite website. obama-era rules on net neutrality stop them from playing favorites and charging more for faster access. juliana goodman is outside. >> reporter: good morning. a meeting is under way. 80% of americans support net neutrality rules. these protesters have gathered ahead of the vote. some want a delay, others want congress to intervene. no matter, they say it is not the end of their fight. net neutrality has long been a hot button issue, but with its repeal now all but certain supporters are celebrities like
alyssa milano, cher to text companies like twitter, netflix and vimeo are up in arms. they're arguing that the freedom of the internet is at stake. the obama-era rules prevent internet ser providers like at&t and verizon from treating web sites differently and charging more money to reach their customers. >> online you can say what you want. >> reporter: pennsylvania attorney general josh shapiro wants to keep the rules in place. >> without it, then big companies can decide what content you're going to get at a certain speed and what content you're going to get, say, at a slower speed. >> reporter: he and 17 other attorneys general have asked the fcc to delay the vote, in part because they say the comment period was highjacked by millions of fake submissions using names of real people. >> they stole their voice in our american democracy, and i'm not going to stand for that. >> reporter: fcc chairman who was appointed by president trump says the criticism is overblown.
>> i'm threatening our democracy? really? >> reporter: since he announced a new plan last month, he says he and his wife have received threatening call, even ethnic slurs on twitter. >> these comments are utterly absurd. getting rid of government over the internet is the exact opposite of authoritarianism. >> reporter: pai who was appointed by president trump says net neutrality stifles innovation? he said it allows the federal government to micromanage the internet. now, the fcc has five commissioners. all three republicans supported repealing the net neutrality rule. >> julianna, thanks. "the washington post" reports this morning that president trump is causing historic turmoil in his administration by refusing to agree that russia interfered in the last election. the post says it has created a "situation in which the personal
insecurities of the president and his refusal to accept what even many in his administration regard as objective reality, have impaired the government's response to a national security threat." the paper says the report is based on interviews with more than 50 current and former u.s. officials. "washington post" national security correspondent greg miller is one of its authors and he joins us from washington. greg, good morning. so how exactly is the president's insecurities affecting our national security. >> reporter: well, it is in two ways, right. one way is that there isn't discussion of this issue allowed at the presidential level. he's never convened an nfc meeting on what happened in the election last year. officials are scared or worried about bringing up information, new intelligence about russia that might upset him. so in that way it happens in that. and then there's more sort of active things that the administration has done. it has opposed additional sanctions against russia, it has tried to roll back the few
penalties that president obama imposed before he left office. if you recall, one of the measures that the obama administration took was to seize two russian compounds in the united states in punishment for the election interference. the trump administration spent months this year exploring ways to return those before it was sort of forced to abandon that plan. >> yeah, the u.s. intelligence on this is clear that russia tried to interfere in our elections and a pillar of our american democracy, and yet as you detail there does not appear to be any administration effort to try to roll back those efforts in the future, correct? >> reporter: that's right. i mean, you know, as we've reported this administration has created a special commission to investigate widely discredited claims of voter fraud in the last election, but there is no such panel to look at election interference from abroad including by russia. you can cite example after example of ways in which the
administration has tried to deny this reality. >> greg, why do you think that it is so hard for the president of the united states to accept the findings of the u.s. intelligence committee? >> reporter: you know, one of the really surprising things -- >> community. >> reporter: sure. was in interviews with white house officials for this story. you will see the quotes in the story. they will tell you face-to-face that it is personal, that he views this as an affront, as delegitimizing his huge election win, so it is very personal. that's why we write about what makes it so strange is a president's personal insecurities are affecting hoy the government respond to a threat. >> you said you wrote at one point the president want to think his charisma has a lot to do with his win. you also say that the daily briefing is allegedly structured to avoid upsetting him. how does it work? >> a lot of the pearl that has to do with russia will be in
just the written portion of the briefing, which many people we've talked to say he doesn't pay close attention to. they will avoid raising it orally with him or talk around it or put it at the end of the briefing after they the get through other subjects. it is one of many examples of ways they try to work around this super sensitive issue with the president. >> all right. greg miller, thanks so much. extraordinary reporting. >> new reseven uncovers the link between memory decline and sleep as we get older. ahead, we will talk to a leading sleep expert about how the brain changes and a possible way
♪ in our morning round, a study out today highlights the impact of sleep on our memory. research reveals as we age brain waves become unsynchronized. because of that the brain fails to hit the save button to keep new memories while we sleep. the report also points to a new treatment for boosting brain power among the elderly. >> this could help the estimated 6 million americans with alzheimer's or mild cognitive impairment. mathew walker co-authored the study. his new book is called "why we sleep." it is published by scrivener. he has uc berkley's sleep and imaging lab. good to see you. >> great to be back. >> last time you were here i
felt like dead men walking and something tells me i won't feel better after this. >> i'm so sorry. >> i am too. what did you discover about the link between sleep and your memory? >> what we found is in young, healthy adults the deep sleep brain waves are perfectly synchronized in time, and that synchronization helps you essentially hit the save button on your memories. as we get older, those deep sleep brain waves become mistimed, so it is almost a little bit like a drummer who is one beat off the rhythm. >> yes. >> so you can't cement those memories into the brain, so you end up forgetting the next morning rather than remembering. >> matthew, what age are we talking about here? >> john, yeah. your definition of aging, yeah? >> let's be clear, it is a progressive decline. here in this city we were looking at people who were 65 and older and that's where we saw a marked change in that synchronization of brain rhythms. we know that deep sleep decline starts even in your 30s, into your 40s. >> why does it decline?
>> well, part of the reason is that the deep sleep generating center of the brain which sits above your eyes in the middle of the brain, that actually starts to deteriorate. we lose brain cells there as we get older. as you lose those brain cells you can't generate that same depth and quality of sleep, nor can you synchronize those brain waves either. >> anything we can do to get the drummer back on tine to get it back? >> that's exactly what we're hoping to do. we're trying to develop new electrical brain stimulation technology at my sleep center to see if we can try to resynchronize the brain waves, almost acting like an electrical metronome to give back deep sleep quality to older adults. >> last time you were here you said adults need eight hours of sleep a night, so we're been wearing the trackers for the last four nights. >> i noticed that. >> you said short sleep equals a short life.
norah is up first. she slept average of 6 hours, 36 minutes these last three days. john slept an average of 6 hours and 16-minute. i slept an average of 4 hours and 25 minutes. >> oh, my goodness. >> i know. you feel for me, don't you? >> i do. >> you want to rock me like a baby. >> i do. tell me where you live. i'm coming for sleep intervention. >> i'm sorry worried about you, gayle. >> it is serious stuff because you're talking about your life and health here. for the life of me i don't know how anybody who works a shift -- i know we need to do better but what can we do? not talking about just me, but lots of us. >> we need to prioritize sleep. we need an attitude change in society. we know if you get seven hours or less you are at significantly higher risk of developing alzheimer's disease. you will be at almost 200%
higher risk of developing cancer if you get six hours or less. we know those getting six hours or less have a 210% increased risk of having a heart i a tack or a stroke in their lifetime. so -- >> do you think there's a stigma associated with sleep in some way? >> i do. i think sleep has an image problem. i think we chastise people who get sufficient sleep. we give them a label of being slothful or lazy and that has to change, and it has to change at the government level to start with. when was the last time that any government first world nation actually had a public health campaign regarding sleep? we have them for, you know, drowsy driving. we have them for alcohol, drugs, diet. >> do you see a public health campaign here, do you think it is necessary? >> i think it is necessary in all developed nations and no one is doing it. we need that movement. >> it is so interesting because, you know, as a mother of three kids i can see when they have one or two hours less sleep how it completely affects their
behavior, so i've been strict about trying to get them to bed at the same time every night because it is so radically apparent how it changes your behavior and your mood. >> and you're working? >> i'm okay now, but they're still younger. i don't have teenagers. >> oh, man, it is not going -- >> difficult, yes. but what you are gifting them is probably the greatest life insurance policy you could imagine. >> yes. >> but we forego it with ourselves. >> it is very important. >> thank you. >> this is serious stufl. thank you very much. "while we sleep" is on sale wherever you like to buy your books. philadelphia eagles player is donating his entire season salary. why? to help children. chris long tells us what fuelled his desire to give back. thank you, chris long. you're watching "cbs this morning." cbs morning round sponsored by the all new fitbit ionic, the smart watch designed forfeit necessary. for fitness. designed for fitness. for fitness.
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right now it's time to show you some of the morning headlines from around the globe. "atlanta" reports fracking may harm infants' health. for mothers living within a half mile of a frac well, researchers found a 25% increase in the probability of low birth wait and a decline in an index of infant health. others say this study was flawed. a"usa today" says aaa projects over 100 million travelers for the holiday. they expect a 3.1% increase in travel from the same period last year. 97.4 million people will travel in cars. 6.4 million are expected to fly. and 3.6 million will use trains,
buses, and cruise ships. and britain's "guardian" reports on the growth of wine glasses. they're 17 times higher. they compare those to glasses within 300 years old. the sharpest increase came in the last two decades. the study found bigger glasses actually cause us to drink more. >> okay. careful. harvard college accepts one of every 20 people who apply. when you beat the odds, you're entitled to celebrate, especially if you're 16. we'll introduce you to one of those after the break. you're watching "cbs this morning."
there, okay? that's the conversation we should be having. >> our panel after your local emotions run high as parents and teachers in one bay area school district express their outrage over millions of dollars in good morning, i'm kenny choi. emotions running high as parents and teachers in one bay area school district are outraged over millions of dollars in proposed budget cuts. up for a vote, the changes that could soon be made to internet rules. why it could mean a slower connection at higher cost. we'll have the stories coming up at noon. traffic and weather after this quick break.
good morning. time now 8:26. we continue to track delays due toon earlier accident. this is northbound 101 as you make your way through san jose right near north first street. this is in the red from hellyer to san antonio. a little under an hour commute. we had an earlier crash near marsh. they just cleared the lanes. if you are going out the door along 280, be prepared for some slowdowns. a "sig alert" that was just canceled, that crash cleared to the shoulder near san jose avenue but traffic is very heavy from 380 heading north to 101. eastshore freeway, 30-minute ride from highway 4 to the maze, pretty usual for this time of morning and over at the bay bridge toll plaza, we still have those metering lights on and traffic is still backed up well into the maze. it's about a 25-minute ride heading into san francisco.
very busy out there on the nimitz. northbound direction, 42 minutes up to the maze, whoo! let's check in with neda on the forecast. a lot of hazy conditions out there and some passing fog in some areas so here are your headlines for today. we are under more dry air and under a "spare the air" alert the 7th in a row. chance of rain in the forecast next week. temperatures not quite warming up yet. we are still in the 30s and 40s. 32 degrees in santa rosa. so the north bay hills are seeing a reduction in visibility about 6-mile visibility in petaluma and just improved for santa rosa. so high temperatures today once we start to warm up with that sun, we'll be in the mid- to upper 60s for your afternoon highs. so this is still about 7 to 10 degrees above average for this time of year. taking a look at our seven-day forecast, our temperatures will remain above average. but on friday into saturday, we are going to see our winds pick up about 50-mile-per-hour gusts expected. ♪
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♪ you're watching. >> oh! >> that is so cool. that harvard sweater is going to come in handy. the 16-year-old is headed to the ivy league school after landing an early admission surrounded by his classmates, he checked his admission status online. he found his older brother's chair and used his laptop for good luck. and another big celebration. >> wait, wait. >> that's alex little earning an early tick tote stanford just last week. he tells us when erkhan made it
to harvard they hugged. that is awesome. >> yes. >> yeah. >> it's a great feeling when you get into the cause that you want to get into. welcome back. to "cbs this morning." you recently learned from women on our panel about sexual harassment. >> while we have victims and survivors coming forward and saying me, too. we need men to say, i did that. we need men to step forward and to see themselves in these stories. and where are the men at this roundtable that can come and contribute their voices, as well? >> well, that was teen vogue editor in chief. her invitation for men to join the conversation did not go unanswered. a group of five very accomplished men recently took up the epidemic of sexual intimidation in a conversation with alex wagner. alex joins us at the table. really looking forward to hearing what they had to say. >> they had a lot of really
interesting things to say, good morning, guys. the men we met with, as you said, gayle, they're all leaders in their field, and they are in positions to empower women. the group included writer, director and producer judd ap atoe. former assault survivor leyland, mark herzlich and celebrity chef tom colicchio. all of them spoke about moving the me too movement forward and its impact on them and their industry. as you watch these stories unfold, every day there is a new story, there is a new "washington post" story, a "new york times" story, there's a story on the internet. i'm sure for a lot of men there's fear. where are you as this all unfolds? judd? >> it certainly is a tidal wave that's happening. but i look at it like isn't it amazing that so many people have felt the need to be silent for so long. how terrible must the
environment be that right now, as a result of the internet, and as a result of just, you know, confluence of events, people feel safe speaking up. >> just this week, ken friedman, mario batali, high profile restaurateurs go down, and yet kitchens are places where this behavior has gone unchecked for decades. >> mm-hmm. >> so what's the answer here, tom? >> i think, you're right, it has been going on for decades. and i think the answer,and i think we're seeing the answer, there's a cultural shift happening right before our eyes right now. and that's where the struggle is. but until we take it a step further and say, what can we do in our industry to make sure those women not only are safe, but economically, there are structures in place that could actually can see them thrive. >> men are kind of grouped together from a very young age. and whether, you know, athletic teams, or in locker rooms or fraternities, where you're amongst a collective group of
men, there becomes a vernacular that is negative towards women, and there becomes an expectation of other men to place ideology on conquering women. >> and leyland, i mean, that brings to the floor the question of masculinity, and how young men are indoctrinated at an early age. >> i'm a me too. >> yeah. >> i was 5 years old. and these, you know, older kids decided to hey, we're going to have fun with this young little boy. and you know, i talk about this in my book because it's like, how can i help other kids get over this? because so many kids that are abused, they end up abusers themselves, or just whatever happens. >> did you ask yourself those questions, though, about, you know, how could i -- how could i have let this happen to me? >> oh, i did. yeah. i blamed myself. i shouldn't have gone over there. i shouldn't have -- i should have fought. i should have done something differently. and i think that's that part of that shame that builds in us
that causes cancer in you. that if you don't get it out or have a vehicle or have someone to talk to. >> we talk about a lot of this aggression in the context of the victims. one of the reasons we wanted to have men talk about this is because really men are part of the solution, right? and yet so much of this conversation is among and for women. what is that about? >> i don't think men are the solution. i really don't think so. i think that there needs to be a shift in the thinking of like treating women as the weaker sex. that they need to be protected somehow. i'm very fortunate enough to be surrounded by extremely strong women in my life. you know, to don't put up with any of this kind of stuff. and you know, so i think a man's role becomes a lot about listening. letting listen to women. not just white women, women of color, all women. >> judd you are surrounded by women at home. >> mm-hmm. >> what has it been like to be in your house at this moment?
>> i think i have a lot of emotions about it. i feel sorrow for my daughters to face a world that is often dangerous. and for a very long time, you know, we talked about, you know, how do you stay safe? and also, expecting young men, boys, to be respectful, what do you -- what do you want from relationships? what do you want from these interactions? do you want to be treated well? and if people don't treat you well, they should not be in your world in any way. >> i think that too often, men, especially when they're around women, what they're really concerned about is to be humiliated in front of women. that's where a lot of this starts. and so, trying to keep that, you know, a girl in your class is strong, and as smart, and that's okay. that shouldn't humiliate you. you don't have to be better than everybody. >> when you talk about a woman's perspective, mark, your rife is a victim of abuse.
and was silent about it for a very long time. what did she teach you about the issue? >> my wife has, you know, domestic violence in her house when she was -- when she was younger. and she really didn't share it for many years until she, you know, felt comfortable around a man for the first time, which was with me. and it was interesting. at that time in my life, i was diagnosed with bone cancer, and i was going through radiation and chemotherapy, my future was looking pretty bad. and when she felt comfortable enough to tell me about the violence that had occurred to her, it was interesting how all those things didn't matter anymore. it didn't matter how i looked or how i felt, i felt more like a man in that moment, because it was creating a safe environment for another human. >> what should happen to the men who have ban accused of sexual predation and harassment? should you be allowed to have your career back?
>> i'm least interested in what is going to happen to the men. what i'm interested in is how are we going to empower women? how are we going to change the conversation? >> you know the louis cks of the world may not work again because we know him. the idea of him doing something is going to be rejected by society. but what about that -- that chef who is working at some third rate hotel in nebraska somewhere who sexually harassed women, gets outed, he moves to another town and no one is going to 2340e his face and he'll get another job. >> to some agree this is a conversation about who has power and how power is wielded. >> and who has power that doesn't do everything. harvey weinstein is writing checks to people. because he's still making a lot of money, the powerful people, they're just saying, oh, this is too much of a pain in the ass for me to become the person to shut it down. >> right. >> the culture change is a movement. and you know, the civil rights movement didn't end when we signed the voters right act or the civil rights act. it's still continuing.
and so i think this is culturally present right now and i think it's something that we're focused on now. but this is going to take generations to actually fix. >> you spent nearly an hour talking with these men, and could easily have talked for an hour more. all of them were passionate about this issue and felt not only a duty to be engaged on the issue of sexual harassment but also a real urgency to help victims and to move the conversation forward. it was incredibly enlightening. >> yeah. they all -- >> really had a point. norah, i was thinking, i loved what judd said because it does seem like a tsunami of allegations coming from all over the place in all different sections. he said how sad it is that so many women in so many different areas felt the need to stay silent for so long. >> thousands of women who experience this. but we are seeing sort of a reckoning and a seismic shift in terms of how we see gender and how we see powner this country. around the world. >> i would like to see how we move on to healing and reconciliation. >> absolutely. >> is there room for second chances? do you overcome it? and how do you move on from
here? for both men and women. >> the question of what happens to people's careers after this. >> that's right. and the lessons learned by the next generation coming up. >> absolutely. >> of young boys in particular about how to be man and -- >> the ideas of american masculinity are really at the core of all of this. >> really good, alex. >> thank you. >> happy to do it. a simple act puts the spotlight on an unassuming nfl star. >> you're standing but you have your hand on your teammate's shoulder. >> right. >> this signifies what? >> i'd like to stand because it's something that would signify what i hope america can be. >> ahead, james brown talks with chris long of the philadelphia eagles about that gesture, and his self-less game plan for life.
our ongoing series "a more perfect union" aims to show what unites us as americans is far greater than what divides us. this morning james brown introduces us to an unassuming nfl star who avoids the limelight. pputting his heart, soul, life, and money into helping children here and abroad. j.b., good morning. >> good morning. chris long is in his tenth season and is currently a
playmaker on the high-flying philadelphia eagles. but in a simple gesture of putting his hand on a teammate's shoulder malcolm jenkins earlier this season, he took a step into the spotlight that long has always avoided. >> to me my little gesture had everything to do with what i thought was right. >> you were standing, but you had your hand on your teammate's shoulder. >> right. >> to signify what? >> i like to stand because it's something to signify what i hope america could be. i certainly empathize with the former protests. to me it's not about the knee. it's what you do in your community and walking the walk. >> chris long does walk the walk. >> collision long comes in with a great play. >> after his small gesture, he made a big one by donating the last ten-game salary checks of his $1 million salary to education charities in st.
louis, boston, and philadelphia, the three nfl cities where he played in his decade-long career. >> where did you get the issuing to be involved in charitable endeavors. >> for me, j.b., it was having two great parents as you know. my mother mass been instrumental and my dad who played 13 years in the nfllet he grew up with a lot less than i had, and he gave me what he didn't have through football. so i feel like it's my responsibility with this platform to give back. >> chris is the oldest of three sons of hall of famer howie long and his wife diane. the longs raise their boys in charlottesville, virginia. >> the long family for 20 years have been wonderful. it's not just howie and diane. it's kyle, it's chris, it's young howie. so we're very thankful for the whole family. >> reporter: james pierce is the
ceo of the boys and girls club of central virginia. chris and his wife megan have continued the tradition, giving money but also time. >> chris said to me, i'd really like dom by and spend some time with the kids, so i'm counting on 15 or 20 minutes. 2 1/2 hours later, you know, this picture was taken. >> reporter: last august white nationalists held a march that ended in tragedy right here in downtown charlottesville. for chris long it feels him to do even more in his hometown and even more. >> when you see it firsthand, you know, it was very real. i mean they were literally in our home. i don't think it's representative of charlottesville. >> chris and megan met at the university of virginia. he starred in football, she in lacrosse. they plan to raise their son whalen in charlottesville. >> it wakes you up. you think you're awake to all
these things anyway. it heightens your sense of anger and you think, we've got to fix some things. >> one thing about chris long, he's always had that hustle. >> reporter: with that in mind long used first of his six checks for boys and girls to attend his own prep field. that's right. he's playing for free this season. his high school coach john blake is not surprised. >> he's always been one that's going to stand up for what he feels is right. he's also going to stand up for the little guy. i think he's a big believer in actions speak louder than words and his actions are taking it to the next level. >> i just think we've been lucky, and i want to give people the opportunities i have. now being parents we talk about this all the time, i couldn't imagine our son whalen not havingering he's going to have. you know, you meet a kid and now that we're parents, i feel like you're going to see your kid in that kid.
>> several years ago chris told his mom and dad that he wanted to make a difference in his life, and, boy, has he. in addition to his education initiatives here in america, his charity called water boys has raise $1.6 billion to build 29 solar powered plants for water. >> just the message he's sending to his own son. >> yeah, absolutely. that's a lot to donate your salary. >> and also his time and -- you know, he's not just writing a check. he's living it, walking it. >> two hours later he was there. we thank you again, james brown. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back. ♪ toyland, toyland ♪ little girl and boy land ♪ while you dwell within it ♪ you are ever happy there
in health news, researchers come up dry trying to find a link between aches and rainy weather. plus new estimates on flu deaths. chris marte nashville predato inez has details. >> reporter: flu-related deaths are increasing according to the latest estimate from the cdc and its global health partners. between 241,000 and 296,000 will die from flu this year. the previous estimate was 250,000 to 500,000. researchers say poorest nations and older adults are hit the hardest. nearly a third of high school seniors report using some kind of vaping device in the last year according to an annual government survey.
the report also finds vaping and marijuana are more popular among 12th graders or misused pain relievers. and rainy weather has long been the blame for achy joints. they've reviewed millions of insurance reports and found no link between rainfall and doctors' visits of join and back pain. that's a look at some of today's tot health stories. chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles. a child has died in an accidental shooting in their own hands or the hands of another child at least every day so far. these tragic accidents often happen with handguns and are more likely to occur around weekends or over the holidays. nikki battiste visited a class where they're learning how to handle and fire handguns. >> reporter: third grader brodie risen is pulling the trigger for the very first time. he's learning how to load and
fire a .22 caliber handgun during this class called first shot. it's designed for children as young as 8. >> these rules can never be broken. >> reporter: the goal of this two-hour lesson is to teach gun safety while satisfying a child's curiosity about firearms. brodie's father is a gun owner. >> i think the younger you are and the more comfortable you are around them, you know, the better they are to handle them. >> reporter: in kansas city, kansas, frontier justice offers birthday party like this sweet 16 where the bullets fired outnumber the candles. sharon hanby is studied the impact of guns of children. >> impulse control and maturity >> a what age do they have to handle a gun? >> impulse control and maturity and cognitive capacity are all somewhat different things, and the more we know about brain development, the more you would have to say like mid-20s.
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