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district attorney kevin steele in which constand describes feeling like a knife was in her gut whenever she heard cosby's voice. the man once known as america's dad showed little emotion today. the defense asked the judge to
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disregard the frenzied court of public opinion and express concern about cosby's health and safety if the 81-year-old is placed in the prison population. again, the sentencing will continue tomorrow. the judge is expected to make his ruling. late this evening i spoke to a juror who attended the sentence, one of four. she said she is more in line to agree with the district attorney's office which requested that cosby spend at least 5 to 10 years in prison. >> jericka duncan on this story for us since the beginning, thank you. dallas police today fired a white officer who fatally shot a black neighbor inside his own apartment. amber guyger is facing manslaughter charges in the death of botham jean. guyger entered his apartment mistaking it for her own and thought he was a burglar. ten days after hurricane florence hit the carolinas, some rivers are still rising tonight. the waccamaw river is expected
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to crest wednesday near conway, south carolina, at 22 feet. that's twice the normal flood stage. 8,000 people have been told to be ready to evacuate. florence is now blamed for at least 43 deaths. two studies out today point to significant progress in helping paralyzed people stand and take steps. this new treatment may provide hope for many americans who have paralysis from spinal cord injuries. here's dr. john la puke. >> reporter: in 2011, jeff marquee crashed his bike on a mountain bike trail leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. >> i was an independent person before i got hurt. that was wiped away quickly. >> reporter: a once active athlete and professional chef, marquis needed constant care. today he can walk again, something people with paralysis can only imagine. he can do it because of a remarkable new experimental device, a type of electrical stimulator. here's how it works.
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spinal injuries disrupt nerve pathways that ordinarily allow the brain to signal the legs to move. in this study, doctors implant an electrical stimulator at the base of the spine. when it's turned on, the electrical signals appear to awaken those injured nerve pathways. allowing the brain to communicate with the legs again. marquis, now 35, was one of four patients who spent months doing intensive physical training at the spinal cord injury research center. he first got his right foot moving, and then his left. >> it's certain lie a welcome change from being in a chair all the time and a ray of sunshine in the -- in my prognosis. >> reporter: he walked the length of one football field without rest and then almost a quarter of a mile over a one-hour session. >> it takes so much concentration that i don't get emotional about it in the moment. >> reporter: until he told his parents. >> i showed them the video because i knew i wouldn't -- sorry.
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i knew i probably wouldn't get the words out. >> reporter: professor susan harkima directs the research. >> they're able to walk independently. not the same as before their injury but it's a significant level of recovery. >> definitely made a lot of progress, but i do live alone and able to live independently. >> jeff, we used to think patients like marquis had complete severing of all the nerves at a certain level. now we know some nerves can survive, which is why he can think legs move and with a little help from technology, they can move. it's probably years away from widespread use, but what an amazing -- >> how great to see them walking in that video? amazing. john, thank you. coming up next -- how did he do it? a teenager says he survived 49 days adrift at sea. and later, what happened i'm alex trebek, here to tell you about the colonial penn program. if you're age 50 to 85, and looking to buy life insurance on a fixed budget, remember the three p's.
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an indneonesian teenager is telling a story of how he survived seven weeks adrift at sea. david begnaud has details. >> that's good. that's good. slowly. slowly. >> reporter: 18-year-old aldi was rescued by a panamanian ship and crew near guam after a more than ten times. but no one responded to him until three weeks ago by that time his raft drifted from the original location in indonesia to guam. that's about the same distances going from new york to miami. the panamanian vessel and crew responded to his emergency signal and rescued him. he was able to swim to safety and the crew hauled him on to the ship where they offered him water, a blanket and some bread. he is back home tonight with his family, but there are questions about his employer. this is the third time his fishing vessel went adrift. >> the third time. can you believe it? he had a radio that his employer gave him. that's how he put out the call
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for help. by the way, he told his brothers and sisters, i'm not working on that raft anymore and his parents said, we agree. >> one would think there shouldn't be a fourth time. david, thank you very much. still ahead here, the new words that could change the way you play scrabble. so you just walk around telling people geico could help them save money on car insurance? yea,that and homeowners, renters, motorcycle and boat insurance. huh.that's nice.
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her allowing three students to take turns driving the bus a short distance on the way home from school. the students were 11, 13 and 17. joandra mcatee was arrested friday and also fired. tiger woods appears to be back and look at these shots from yesterday. crowds stormed the 18th green yesterday to see him win the tour championship. woods' first victory in more than five years on the tour. multiple back surgeries, even an arrest last year. woods finished last year ranked 656th in the world. he is now number 13. a huge day for scrabble players. 300 new words have been approved by hasbro which makes the game. here are a few. qapik, a monetary unit in azerbaijan. one of a few playable words that start with q but don't need a u. bizjet, yowza and okay can just
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a little girl made the crowd at a soccer match in los angeles stand up and take notice this weekend. here's jamie yuccas. ♪ o say can you see >> reporter: it was clear from the opening notes that 7-year-old malea emma tjandawidjaja was nailing it. ♪ o' er the ramparts we watched ♪ >> i think you sounded amazing. everyone is talking about you today. >> thank you. >> malea reacted like any 7-year-old when she won a contest to sing the national anthem. what you don't expect is for her to sound like this. ♪ the bombs bursting in air
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it's not really that easy. >> so it's work? >> yeah. >> reporter: already, malea who began singing when she was 1 -- ♪ >> reporter: -- has performed at carnegie hall. >> what are you going to be when you grow up? >> i'm going to be a singer, doctor, actress, violinist. >> reporter: at 7, she's already grown with a voice for the ages. ♪ o'er the land of the free ♪ and the home of the brave >> reporter: jamie yuccas, cbs news, los angeles. >> absolutely amazing. we love it. that is the overnight news for this tuesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back later for the "morning news" and "cbs this
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morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jeff glor. ♪ ♪ and the rocket's red glare ♪ this is the "cbs overnight news." hi, everyone. welcome to the overnight news. i'm demarco morgan. president trump goes before the world with the second address to the united nations general assembly. the president is expected to press his goal of america first. but his speech is being overshadowed by the controversy over his supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh. a second woman has come forward with sexual assault allegations against kavanaugh. nancy cordes begins our coverage from capitol hill. >> reporter: top republicans insist they're not rattled by this new allegation. in fact, they strongly reiterated their support for kavanaugh today and suggested these women might somehow be working together to smear the nominee.
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>> i'm not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process. >> reporter: with his wife ashley at his side, judge brett kavanaugh told fox news he never sexually assaulted anyone. >> we're looking for a fair process where i can be heard and defend my integrity. my life-long record. my life-long record of promoting dignity and equality for women starting with the women who knew me when i was 14 years old. i'm not going anywhere. >> reporter: kavanaugh gave the rare interview after 53-year-old deborah ramirez of colorado told "the new yorker" that as a student at yale university, kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him . ay wrohele who remes hearinabout it >> reporter: classmates who were
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at the party told "the new yorker" they don't recall kavanaugh doing that. but kavanaugh's yale roommate james roche, a software ceo, told a san francisco reporter today that kavanaugh was frequently drunk and incoherently. he said he never saw kavanaugh engage in sexual misconduct but called the story believable. as protesters filled the halls of congress -- >> we believe ramirez. we believe ford. >> reporter: republican leaders rejected the new allegation calling it -- >> another orchestrated last-minute hit on the nominee. >> it's not untypical for our friends on the other side to pull that kind of crap. >> reporter: hawaii democrat mazie hirono. >> they really believe that women just sit around making up these things. >> how credible do you think her story is given that she, herself, admits she's got some memory gaps. >> this is why the fbi needs to
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investigate. >> reporter: psychologist christine blasey ford who says kavanaugh held her down and groped her in high school is slated to go before the senate on thursday. now michael avenatti, the attorney for porn star stormy daniels, tells congress he has a client who is prepared to meet with the fbi forthwith to disclose how she was victimized. >> i've never sexually assaulted anyone. i did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter. >> his family has suffered. what's going on is not something that should happen. >> reporter: president trump continues to sympathize with his supreme court nominee and says he's hopeful judge brett kavanaugh will be confirmed quickly. >> it would be sad, indeed, if something happened to reroute that. >> reporter: kavanaugh is participating in intense practice sessions ahead of thursday's high stakes hearing. the president is questioning what's motivating women to accuse kavanaugh of sexual
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misconduct. >> in my opinion, it's totally political. it's totally political. >> reporter: on "cbs this morning," senior counselor to the president kellyanne conway called the claims a left wing conspiracy. >> i just don't think one man's shoulders should bear decades of the me too movement. >> reporter: when the me too movement gained momentum last november, mr. trump said it was good for our society. >> i'm very happy a lot of these things are coming out. and i'm very happy -- i'm very happy it's being exposed. >> reporter: when more than a dozen women accused him of sexual misconduct, then-candidate trump took a very different position. >> the events never happened. never. all of these liars will be sued after the election is over. thursday is also d-day for deputy attorney general rod rosenstein. .he man overseeing the russia paa id has thedetails.
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>> i spoke with rod today, and we're going to have a meeting on thursday when i get back to the white house. >> reporter: speaking to reporters at the u.n., president trump said he'll meet with deputy attorney general rod rosenstein later this week to discuss reports the top justice official wanted to remove the president from office. >> we want to have transparency. we want to have openness. and i look forward to meeting with rod at that time. >> rod rosenstein is expected to be fired today. >> let's assume for a moment this is true. we don't know that it is. >> reporter: the president's comments capped several chaotic hours when it appeared rosenstein was on the verge of resigning or being fired. sources say this morning rosenstein headed to the white house expecting to be fired. but after meeting with chief of staff john kelly, he was still in a job he described as great. on friday, "the new york times" reported that rosenstein suggested recording the president and possibly invoking the 25th amendment to remove him from office. these comments were allegedly made in the spring of2017 as
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the administration had plunged into chaos following the firing of fbi director james comey. a former justice official told cbs news he remembered rosenstein making a comment about recordings, but he felt it was sarcastic. in a statement, rosenstein flatly denied any suggestion of ousting the president as absolutely false. days after comey's firing, rosenstein appointed former fbi director robert mueller to oversee the russia investigation. a decision president trump has criticized repeatedly, but rosenstein has pushed back against the attacks. >> the department of justice is not going to be extorted. we're going to do what's required by the rule of law. >> reporter: rosenstein or whoever replaces him in overseeing the special counsel investigation has the final say on whether the findings of that investigation will ever be made public. paula reid, cbs news, new york. actor bill cosby was the first celebrity to go on trial in the me too era. today he'll hear his fate. cosby faces up to 30 years in prison, convicted of drugging
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and assaulting a female friend 14 years ago. jericka duncan has this story. >> reporter: the first part of this sentencing hearing today dealt with whether or not cosby should be considered a sexually violent predator. the other part of this hearing we heard from andrea constand not only just her, but her mother, her father, her older sister all giving their victim impact statements. now constand read a small portion of her telling the court, all i'm asking for is justice as the court sees fit. her parents and sister told the court the assault has taken an immense emotional toll on the entire family. cosby was convicted of drugging constand with pills and violating her at his home in philadelphia, in the philadelphia area, back in 2004. other parts of constand's statement were read by the district attorney kevin steele in which constand describes feeling like a knife was in her gut whenever she heard cosby's voice. the man once known as america's dad showed little emotion today. the defense asked the judge to
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disregard the frenzied court of public opinion and expressed concern about cosby's
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this is the "cbs overnight news." british prime minister theresa may dodged a political bullet yesterday when none of her cabinet ministers challenged her plan to remove great britain from the european union. those contentious negotiations are on hold while the prime minister is in new york for the u.n. general assembly. before she left for the state, may sat down for an interview with our very own john dickerson. >> when you talk to president trump, does he listen? >> yes, we have very good discussions. and these are -- the point of the special relationship between the united kingdom and the united states in a sense is that we can have those frank and open discussions. and when we disagree, we can say to each other we disagree. and why we disagree. but at the same time, we cooperate on so much else, which
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is of crucial importance to us. obviously security and defense being key to that. >> is there an instance where you think he listened to you and his behavior changed? >> well, i think we have -- we have a number of conversations about these issues. and i think we have been talking about issues around trade, about the importance of nato. i think i was the first leader to come after his inauguration. we were able to talk openly about the value of nato and he reconfirmed the american commitment to nato. >> when he tells you something, do you trust him? >> of course i listen to what the american president tells me. >> but do you trust him? >> well -- yes. i mean, we work together. we have a special relationship. this is two people reflecting as leaders of their two countries at the relatioountries have and built up over a number of years.
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and as we work together -- let me give you a very good example. i spoke to president trump after the salisbury attack took place. he said he'd expel russian intelligence officers. he did it. >> you also it was reported, asked him to raise it with vladimir putin in helsinki. he didn't. what did you make of that? >> well, he raised a number of issues were raised in that discussion. >> but did he miss an opportunity? >> well, i -- how can i -- i think vladimir putin is in no doubt about the view that we have, about what happened on the streets of salisbury. >> i just wonder whether it could have been amplified by the american president saying given the special relationship built around common defense, of course, in churchill's original speech, whether that could have really sent the message home in a personal leaning. >> i think expelling 60 russian intelligence officers sent the message clearly. >> how high up in the russian government do you think you've said the gru is involved in this
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poisoning. does it go all the way up to vladimir putin? >> we believe certainly the two individuals identified, officers of gru, and the decision to undertake this was taken outside of the gru and at a senior level. >> could be putin? >> we believe it was taken at a senior level. >> who is responsible for the state of the relationship between the international community and russia? >> well, the russia -- it's russian actions that is leading to the international community's response. >> the reason i say that is the president -- president trump said we're both to blame when asked that same question. >> i think what i am reacting to as a uk prime minister, and i think what the international community reacted to, including the united states after salisbury was action that russia had taken on the streets of the uk. >> has iran been holding up its end of the bargain of the 2015 deal? >> well, this is the -- the question of that deal is an area where i do have a difference of
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opinion with president trump. because we believe the jcpoa should stay in place and others involved in putting that deal together believed it should stay in place. we do agree with the united states that there are other aspects of iran's behavior that we need to be dealing with, too. so looking at the issue of ballistic missiles, the way in which iran is acting in the region and to destabilize the region. we need to address those issues, too, but we also want to ensure we have a nuclear deal in place that preveptss them for a period of getting a nuclear weapon. >> by your assessment, iran is keeping up its end of the bargain? >> from what we see, we believe that it is doing that. >> how can you make progress on something like chemical weapons away from like the jcpoa?lked >> the important thing about the jcpoa, about the nuclear diesel that it is still in place. the united states has taken a particular view on how to deal with this issue. that's a view which we disagree
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with. we take a different view. but that deal is still in place. >> you are engaged in trying to manage the uk from withdrawing from the european union. probably the biggest thing that great britain has been through since world war ii. you had rebuke from the eu. the british papers which are a little more peppery than the ones in the states said they twisted the knife. the word humiliated was used repeatedly. did you feel humiliated by the way the eu treated your proposal? >> what i felt yesterday is we've put forward a credible proposal. if we're going to ensure that we have a good trading relationship in the future but also that we protect the interest of people in northern ireland and these have been long fought, long worked over and developed. >> but you didn't feel humiliated by the way they treated you? >> no, what i felt was -- there's a plan on the table from us. if they have issues with it let's hear what those issues
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are. >> what personal toll does this fight take on you? somebody in the new yorker was quoted as saying you're in the position as if you were in little es, which was the prison chamber in the tower where you could neither sit nor lie down nor sit up. is that an accurate description what this is going through? >> no, i haven't heard that before, but i'm not sure it feels like that at all. look, there's every prime minister is faced with different challenges in -- domestically, globally. there's a particular issue that we're deal with, alongside others. there's a lot of focus on the brexit issue. of course, this is important. it's an historic moment for the uk leaving the european union. there's much else we're dealing with as well. >> the french president said brexit is the choice of the british people. pushed by those who predicted easy solutions. those people are liars. what's your response to that? >> i've never said that this was going to be an easy process. these are tough negotiations.
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and, you know, as we enter the final straits of those negotiations, it becomes even tougher because we're close to the -- closer to the end point. >> women leaders acknowledge they face a different standard. do you experience that? >> well, i've always -- throughout my political career, i've always believed that i -- it's not right to say, well, i'm a woman and doing this. but just to say what's the job and what do i need to do? and let's get on and do it. the one thing we face a slight difference is that rather more attention is played to our clothes than perhaps to the male leaders. >> yes. in america there's a me too movement in which politics, corporations, media, what do you make of that and anything you've ever experienced? >> i've never experienced that. but i have heard -- i think this question of what i would call the abuse of power is a real one which the me too movement has
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uncovered. and we see many people coming forward, obviously, with the experiences that they've had in the past. i want a situation where actually we don't see that effective abuse of power. that we actually see people able to feel comfortable in their employment, to feel comfortable in their relationships. and not fear and not worry about what might happen to them. >> when they come forward, they should be listened to? >> when they come forward, they should be listened to. i can say thank
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ky natural feeling get what you want italy is famous for its food, historical sites and for people serious about the violin. seth doane takes us for a walk through the singing woods. >> reporter: the stunning beauty of the dolamites is apparent to anyone who visits italy's alps. but fabio sees much more in this forest. >> this, for me, for the piano -- sical orter: he selects g like th, can say that's a violin, that's a cello, this is a piano soundboard? >> yes. for example, this is perfect for
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the violin. >> reporter: its trunk is long and straight and has few branches her knots. >> this forest where we are walking now -- >> reporter: his colleague and sister-in-law says instrumentmakers have been harvesting from this valley for almost six centuries. >> the wood of the spruce is very, very light and elastic. >> that makes it sound better? >> this makes it sound better. >> reporter: the alpine spruce grows evenly at this elevation. it's chopped down in the fall during a waning moon when there is the least amount of sap in the tree. >> the trees must be not too big and not too small. you must have a piece of wood rfect. peect thout defects. into wedges and aged for at
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least six years, like a fine wine. there's enough aging in his workshop to make violin tops for 1,000 orchestras. that's where bernard newman comes in. >> the minerals that the trees have access to is very good for making a wood that's strong and at the same time light. >> reporter: newman and his business partner, american bruce carlson opened up shop together three decades ago in the northern italian town of cremona. ♪ where the violin was born, perfected and where music seeps from its nearly 150 violin shops. strat varuous worked here and is remembered in this city which is now a u
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newman carries on the tradition using many of the same tools and that all-important spruce for the face of the instrument. the base is made from maple. >> the wood that i choose has to have the particular qualities, but it also has to have a kind of energy. and already it has a choice. >> you don't think of wood as having energy or a voice. >> yeah, but that's the whole thing. ♪ so the body of the instrument is an amplifier basically. a natural amplifier. >> reporter: violinist alesandro demonstrated what newman explained to a group of students visiting from maryland. >> if you do with this one, you probably get a slight different note. special wood that vibrates, that resonates. >> reporter: and which, for centuries, has led some of the
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world's greatest violinmakers into these singing woods.
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with christmas in september for one small town outside cincinnati. hundreds turned out to celebrate the holiday. and they did it for a young boy who doctors say is unlikely to see december 25th. vladimir duthiers has the story. >> you come home at night and the whole street is like lit up. and it's amazing to know that it's all for brody. >> reporter: the season of giving is already under way in one cincinnati suburb. on sunday, 2-year-old brody allen celebrated christmas. he threw candy to crowds of people wearing santa hats and
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waving signs. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >> reporter: last month, brody's parents shiloh and todd learned their son's brain cancer had advanced and that he only had two months to live. >> they go through all the questions like, you know, radiation, but radiation will just destroy him because he's 2. clinical trials they can look for, but it won't really give us any more time. i wanted to bring him home. >> reporter: during a difficult night, todd played an old weekend version of rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. >> he fell asleep. it calmed him. watching him enjoy that moment. we're going to do christmas. >> reporter: they decided to celebrate christmas in december. they turned to facebook to ask neighbors for help and the community responded. neighbors put up lights, santas and snow globes on their front lawn. >> you think about the idea, wouldn't this be great if
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everybody treated each other like this all the time. >> i think they do. we just don't see it. >> i love brdy >> reporter: christmas cards started arriving at the allen home. >> what has this done for you all as a family. >> it's renewed my faith in humanity and people. >> reporter: brody is one of six kids. mckenzie allen is his older sister. >> he doesn't know he's sick. you are the ones that are, in a way, suffering perhaps even more than he is. >> he carries everybody else. he keeps us happy. keeps us in a good mood. >> reporter: and thisnity kept brody happy on a warm autumn day by making it a very merry christmas. for cbs this morning, vladimir duthiers, cincinnati, ohio. and that's the overnight news for this tuesday. for some of you, the news continues. and for others, check back with us a little later for the "morning news" and, of course, "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm demarco morgan.
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captioning funded by cbs it's tuesday, september 25th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh comes out swinging, defending himself against allegations of sexual misconduct. job in jeopardy? the fate of deputy attorney general rod rosenstein as he's scheduled to meet with the president. and a dallas police officer who said she accidentally shot and killed her neighbor has her badge taken away. good morning from the studio


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