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holiday if you have the day off. the next update is 7:26. and cbs this morning is coming up next. look at that beautiful shot. >> so pretty. ng to our viewers in the west on this holiday. it's monday, february 18, welcome to "cbs this morning." for former acting fbi director claims about president rutrump d the acting attorney. we'll see bag parts of the interview. actor smalllet faces new questions aft two help arrested and freeled in the investigation claim the empire star paid them to help set up a face attack. allege her fee yaeiance kil her. how the lawsuit is affecting the
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kelsey berreth case. an operational state of emergency. all hands on deck follow our investigation about aircraft maintenance issues. >> we gipp thbegin this morning at your world. >> offered to wear a wire. he was absolutely serious. >> bombshell claims from the former acting fbi director. >> there's an allegation the deputy attorney general was trying to do an administrative coup. we will have a hearing about who's telling the truth. >> congress is likely to challenge. >> if they pass, will the president veto? >> he's going to protect his dec declaration. >> two brothers claim smollett paid them to stage the attack.
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>> they're glad justice prevails for them. >> a gunman was not supposed to have a firearm. >> you see this and you never think this is going to happen at home. >> anthony wine e weiner is out prison. >> serving for inaprpropriate contact with a 15-year-old girl. a crash at daytona. >> all that matters. >> curry. got it. >> team lebron wipe the out the deficit to win the all-star game 178-164. >> on "cbs this morning." >> oklahoma city's diablo won the slam dunk contest soaring over shaq. >> are youding ?
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diablo is in the building. >> oh, my god. >> i was there at the slam dunk contest. people went crazy with that shaq shot. >> superman indeed. >> hanging over the rim. >> the look on shaq's face. >> didn't happen often in his playing days. welcome to "cbs this morning." the gang's all here. john and bianna are on assignment. to tony dokoupil on my right, we got you covered. >> happy holiday. >> i heard there was a holiday somewhere. we'll begin with this.
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a 60 minutes interview with formiform ing acting fbi director mccabe. mccabe told scott pelley last night about a chaotic period in the fbi's russia investigation. he said he was worried about the president's possible ties to russia. after mr. trump fired his boss fbi director comey. mccain con fibe con firmed ther discussion billis about correct recording the president's words. >> the statement claims he had, quote, no credibility. mccabe was fireled of about he was set to retire. he's considering a lawsuit to recover his full benefits. major garrett is at the white house with the potential impact of of that interview. >> reporter: mccabe told 60
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minutes he launched those two investigations one day after trump fired comey in part to find out flt president was trying to undermine the ongoing russia investigation. if the fbi hadn't taken that action, it would not have been doing its job. said the days avtder trump fired james comey were daychaotic and confusing. as they discussed, rosenstein made an extraordinary suggestion. >> the deputy attorney general offered to wear a wire into the white house. he said, i never get searched. he was not joking. he was serious. he brought it up in the next meeting with had. i never actually considered taking him up on the offer. if did discuss it
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ershipeam after he brought it up the first time. >> the point of rosenstein wearing the weire into the meeting was what? what did he hope to obtain? >> i can't characterize what rolled was thinking at that moment. the reason you have someone wear a concealled recording device would be to collect evidence. what was the true nat ure in call, to the firing of jim comey. >> and the jgeneral counsel sai what? >> i think he had a heart attack. he said this is a bridge too far. >> reporter: the justice department denied rosenstein authorized the use of a wire. on another matter, this, concerning trump's skepticism of u.s. intelligence, mccabe
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recalled hearing an example. >> the president launched into several unrelated diatribes. one of those was commenting on the recent missile launch also by the government of north korea. the president did not believe they had the capability. because president putin had told him they did not. the north koreans don't have those muscleissiles. >> u.s. intelligence was saying what? >> responding that was not consistent with intelligence our government possesses. the president replied, i don't care, i believe putin. >> reporter: president trump came to believe northlyad thos
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will have a second summit. the russia investigation continues. mccabe told 60 minutes he kept memos of his interactions and conversations and they've been turned over to mueller. >> senator graham said the judiciary committee will investigate the claims of float of course the idea to remove the present. >>lindsaey graham can call an oversite hearinging. he's made clear he intends to do just that. this is something approximating an administrate coup and wants
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to get to the bottom. >> in our income hour, we'll have a portion of mccabe's interview you did not see last night. how he says rosenstein reachled the decision. that's ahead. on another front, the white house is defending tr ergenc onborder. indicatinged president will veto any attempt. the president said on friday he expectled to be sued and predicted he will win. nancy cordess is on capitol hill. >> reporter: democrats are likely to file that joint resolution next week. and will have enough republican support to have it make its way through congress. lawmakers who bleach the president jooverstepled his executive authority. >> the president can not fulfill
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his constitution al oath. >> reporter: defending the controversial move sunday. >> he could choose to ignore the crisis. as others have. >> reporter: but the president's own worlds. >> i didn't need to dole this. but i'd rather do it much faster. >> reporter: may have openled him up to legal challenge also. including one being file build come concerning the attorney general. having other agencies build the border wall. >> it's a terrible precedent. >> a terrible precedent for the national emergency simply as a way of getting around congress am process. >> reporter: a resolution of disapproval is likely to pass the house and senate. but it would take a two-third also vote in both chamber also to overright a president am
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stre veto. >> i don't think there's a chance the veto would be overridden. so it's going to be settled in court. >> reporter: and because of that presidential veto, this joint resolution is likely symbolic. the legal fight, the aclu says they'll file suit. the president has said he's willing to go to the supreme court. >> nobody doubts it. thank you. state department spokesperson heather nauert is giving up her nomination for the u.n. ambassador. saying, quote, a nanny issue came up and it would have been a concern during her confirmation hearing. bloomberg reports she employled
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a nanny who was not allowed to work here. chicago police want to reinterview empire director jussie smollett aft geer gettin new information. two brothers told police smollett paid them to stage the attack. the being actor's attorney says being revictimized by these claims. >> reporter: smalllet's team do not have a date yet for the interview. police want to measure what smollett says against the accounts of those two nigerian brothers. so far they are looking for bankibank ing and communication records. >> i think what people need to hear is just the truth. >> reporter: now the truth is
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once between under a harsh spot light. two brother brothers, initially in for questioning, allege it was smollett himself. sma smomlet maintains it was racist and homophobic slurs. >> he says this maga country. >> reporter: now sources say they told detectives smollett directed them to buy the rope at this store. they were captured on surveillance video. >> reporter: ola osundairo played a prisoner in season two. police describeled the brothers as potential suspects. they released them friday without charges. shortly thereafter, police said
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the trajectory of their investigation shifted. >> innocence prevails, my guys are ruck walking home, not char >> reporter: regarding smollett's alleged involvement, his attorneys say nothing is further from the truth. all the akd ctor's earlier statements are being reeveil wait reevaluated. >> i feel like the doubters would support me much more. that says a lot about the place we are in koucountry right now. >> reporter: chicago police assignled 12 detectives to this case believing it could involve a hate crime. for now, his attorneys say he's cooperating but we're not clear when that will be. what is clear is that if
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smollett filed al fake police report, he could face felony charges. >> now calling him the individual. >> it is very interesting turn. i know people who talked to jussie over the weekend. he insists he had nothing to do with this story. the investigation we should stress is still under way. >> absolutely. now to police in another state. the suspect in a workplace shooting joutd silshoot ing outside chicago should have given up the gun he used to kill five people. one victim was a father and it was his first day on the job. it happymilliened in aurora, il. the henry plat company.
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>> reporter: the community held vigils for the victims. more than 1500 people attended a prayer vigil sunday outside the henry pralt compa henry pratt company. their pain filled the air. her father was one of those killed. >> neefrs goihe's never coming . never. >> reporter: another victim plant manager, said, i love you, i've been shot at work. terra pink coard said it hit me was real. >> reporter: police say the suspect brought a.40 caliber handgun to work and started shooting after he was feireled. illegal possession of the gun he first purchaseled legally.
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a felony conviction for agravateded assault did not come up on his back ground check in march 2014. the convection showed when martin applyled for a concealled carry permit. that prompted a letter from illinois state police ordering martin to give up his gun to local law enforcement. >> is he supposed to volunteer the weapon? >> the letter states me needs to relinquish the weapon. >> reporter: the company is opening up stores this morning for any employ oohs who want of employees who want to come in and grieve together. the last officer is expect told be out of the hospital >> i keep thinking about that intern, his ferirst day on the job. two powerful winter storms are hit iting of the west coast.
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tracking the storm's latest mom of movements. >> something you don't see very often. this is las vegas. folks la s late night see it sn. an inch or two around vegas. this system pushes to the east. will be a much bigger stop. it pulls in gulf coast moiv. moisture. d.c., snow, sleet and rain. northeast cities deal with that same transition. vegas again with snow onthursda. now we're talking twice in one week. all because this jet stream ten l continues to flow over the same area. 6 to 10 inches of rain so there will be flooding events
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saturday. that's the latest. >> good monday morning to you and happy presidents day. a cold start to the day with patchy frost and areas of fog especially for the tri-valley. we'll see the sunshine as we head through the afternoon. cool afternoon highs. below average. and a cold morning tomorrow with sunshine in the afternoon. and daytime highs today topping out in the 50s. sunny skies for tomorrow. and changes ahead for the middle part of the week. this national weather report sponsored by purina.
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we have mu m we have more news ahead. the secretary of the army says the condition of some military housing is unconscionable.
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county.... after a sheriff's deputy shot and killed an armed man on henry good morning. it is 7:26. i'm michelle griego. an investigation is underway in napa county after a sheriff's deputy shot and killed an armed man on henry road. it happened after 11:00 last night. it's unclear what led up to the shots. the city of sausalito will declare a local emergency after a mudslide. the city will be jail to receive state assistance for debris removal and repairs. permanent repair work begins on the richmond san rafael bridge tonight between 9 p.m. and 4:00 in the morning for the next two weeks. one lane will be open in both
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it's 7:27. not too bad on lionmost of the bay area bridges. the only trouble spot on 101 northbound at hellyar. not affecting the main lines of 101 itself. there are closures still in effect due to the storms. southbound from lincoln. it is a cold start to the day. many locations in the 30s and in the 40s. and plenty of sunshine and that will continue throughout the day. and watch out for patchy frost and fog especially for the tri- valley. temperatures below average in the 50s and a similar day for tomorrow. and shower chances back in the forecast for the middle of the week.
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whoa -- >> everybody -- >> no. >> are you kidding me? >> wow. what a mess at the daytona 500 last night. this 21-car pileup near the end forced the race to be stopped so they could clean up the damage. there were no serious injuries, inconceivable it seems, but there weren't in that accident. the race ended up going into overtime. that's when denny hamlin pulled out in front and took the checkered flag. it was the second time he won the great american race. hamlin dedicated the win to j.d.
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gibbs, co-founder of his team, joe gibbs racing. j.b. gibbs died last month. >> everybody limps away -- >> how does that happen? a keld tricold trickle in the r- >> i showed you it's the race cars, the drivers. incredible. >> good point. welcome back. here are at least three things you should know this morning -- president trump is heading to miami today to speak to the -- speak about, rather, the turmoil in venezuela. the president will deliver remarks to the venezuelan american community at florida international university today. mr. trump will demand that the country's leader, nicolas maduro, hands over power to juan guaido, head of the national assembly. a shipment of humanitarian aid arrived in colombia near the venezuelan border over the weekend. the number of pushups a man can do can be a good indicator of his risk for heart disease.
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hit the deck, anthony mason. >> is this a challenge? >> moving on. a harvard study finds men who can do more than 40 pushups during a timed test are 96% less likely to develop a cardiovascular problem. that's compared to men who can do no more than ten pushesups. according to -- pushups. according to the heart association, nearly half of u.s. adults deal with some form of cardiovascular disease. >> my face is well akwantsed with the carpet. it can't get up off of it. >> do you think you could do it? how many men do you think are going to be doing this today? >> 40 is a lot of pushups. if you've not tried it lately -- >> if anything discourages me from doing pushups, it's this quiz. i'm not sure i want to know the news. the next full mean is set to be the brightest of -- full moon is set to be the brightest of the year. the snow mois known as the me? moon because of the heavy snow
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that falls this time of year. this is the second of three super moons that will occur in 2019. look at that. >> amazing. very beautiful. the parents of a missing colorado mother are revealing a possible motive for their daughter's murder. new court documents filed in a lawsuit against patrick frazee allege he killed kelsey berreth over a custody dispute. berreth disappeared nearly three months ago, and frazee is charged with her murder. jamie yuccas is in los angeles with the latest developments. jamie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we're likely to learn more in the criminal case against patrick frazee during a preliminary hearing scheduled for tomorrow. in the meantime, an update to a still wrongful death lawsuit filed by berreth's parents against frazee reveal what they believe happened to their daughter. kelsey berreth's parents claim patrick frazee had motive to kill berreth because she refused to give him custody of their 1-year-old daughter. the new allegation is part of a civil complaint filed by
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berreth's parents. they're suing frazee for emotional distress following a series of false statements he allegedly made to kelsey's mother, cheryl, over the phone on december 2nd. including that he and kelsey broke up on or about thanksgiving day. and agreed at a cracker barrel restaurant in colorado springs to split custody of their daughter. when cheryl pressed frazee for details about her daughter's whereabouts, see suggested that kelsey may -- he suggested that kelsey may have flown somewhere with a friend or co-worker. >> typically if kelsey was going to travel, we knew ahead of time. >> reporter: we spoke with cheryl berreth in december. she spoke to kelsey thanksgiving morning. shortly before the 29-year-old went shopping at a colorado supermarket where she was last with her daughter. the lawsuit alleges frazee told shanksville a series of lies -- cheryl a series of lies knowing that kelsey was dead because he had killed her or caused her to
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be killed. >> i not he's a dangerous person. >> reporter: michelle stein said her close friend krystal lee confided in her about her role in covering up the death. >> i had no right or authority -- >> reporter: earlier this month, lee pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence, for allegedly helping frazee get rid of berreth's cell phone. >> i think he is a true narcissist. he is a master manipulator. he probably manipulates every single person that comes in contact with him because he thinks he can. >> reporter: berreth's parents are suing frazee for an unspecified amount and have been granted temporary custody of their 1-year-old granddaughter. frazee's attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss the civil suit claiming berreth's parents do not have the right to sue him. gayle? >> terrible ory. thank you very much.thertory we told you about last week. cbs news has obtained a me to memo sent to army leadership
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addressing horrible conditions in privatized military housing. the secretary of the army has ordered all senior commanders to inspect the housing within the next 30 days and to document and report any issues they find. some of the problems include mold, vermin, and flooding. in an exclusive interview with cbs news, army secretary mark esper says both the chain of command and private contractors must be held accountable. >> we were astounded by the lack of customer service, the lack of attention, and just the conditions they were living in. unconscionable. and now as a result of your reporting, others' reporting, the hearing, we're hearing a lot more coming up. we're developing an aggressive action plan. >> secretary esper says in the next coming weeks, he'll travel to military locations across the country to address this issue. an unusually large number of southwest planes are out of service for maintenance issues causing cancelation and delays for travelers. ahead, what this means for the airline following our
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>> reporter: it's been a rough southwest airlines. since friday the carrier experienced more cancelations and delays than any other u.s. airline. about 100 flights were canceled for maintenance reasons as the airline struggles to keep up with an unusually high number of aircraft taken out of service for maintenance issues. they include the planes in yellow in these pictures obtained by cbs news. in all, more than 40 planes a day out of service. that's more than double the usual average, and 5% of southwest's roughly 750-plane fleet it prompted friday's operational state of emergency memo. such a state is not unprecedented but is rare. >> an indication of problems -- >> reporter: a former member of the ntsb -- >> this kinds of stress on an operation is not good. it didn't bode well for the safety of the airline. >> reporter: a dozen southwest
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mechanics told us workers fold emboldened to write up problems after our cbs news investigation into allegations of undue pressure on mechanics at southwest. also last week, southwest had to check 22 engines to ensure the proper fuel pump filter seals or o-rings were installed. the operational state of emergency memo came just days after senators ed markey and richard blumenthal sent a letter to the faa seeking information about its oversight of southwest following our investigation. >> our priorities are always first and foremost safety. >> reporter: southwest's senior director of safety management, captain dave hunt, talked to us last month. >> i have the highest confideficit in the work that our -- confidence in the work that our mechanics do. and any issue is dealt with appropriately. >> reporter: the airline is locked in intense negotiations with mechanics that have stretched on for years. the mechanics union is expressing concern over southwest's state of emergency memo and its threat of termination. the memo gives the airline the ability to assign longer work
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hours and change staffing assignments. the union worries it will increase the level of coercion and further degrade safety as technicians will be forced to work mandatory overtime irrespective of fatigue. in a statement, southwest says it's working to minimize the impact to customers of the out-of-service planes. the faa says it's closely monitoring the situation. for "cbs this morning," kris van cleave, washington. >> not very comforting for passengers when your airline tells you it's operating in a state of emergency. >> how do you operate in a state of emergency? >> i was wondering what that means. kudos to kris van cleave for doing the story, and clearly they're taking action. i was flying yesterday from charlotte to here, and it reminds you how much trust we put in the people who we don't know to do their jobs well. you don't want to hear about anybody operating under fatigue. something to think about. coming up next, a look at this morning's other headlines including former president barack obama's role in a new
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abuse survivors will meet with organizers of a vatican summit on preventing clergy misconduct this week. the summit comes days after former american cardinal theodore mccarrick was dismissed from the priesthood for sexually abusing minors and adults. the 88-year-old is the first u.s. cardinal and possibly the first-ever globally to be defrocked. and the "new york daily news" reports a city police commander is being investigated for allegedly threatening the life of rapper 5 cent. police sources say deputy inspector emanuel gonzalez told officers last june to, quote, shoot him on sight if they saw 50 cent at a boxing match. gonzalez reportedly had an ongoing dispute with him. the rapper had earlier accused him of shaking down a club owner. the "washington post" reports that british lawmakers accuse facebook of intentionally violating the country's privacy and anti-competition laws. parliament issued a report saying facebook sold users'
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private data without their permission. it also set that facebook crushed rivals by limiting access to the data. the social media giant was said face sges tal gangsters, to its business practices and supports privates regulations. our partners at the bbc reports hundreds of passengers were stranded across europe after fly bmi suddenly went out of business. the british regional carrier flew to 25 cities. it filed for bankruptcy over the weekend because of higher fuel costs and uncertainty over brexit. fly bmi has told affected travel force contact their insurance -- felters to contact their insurance and credit card companies. and "usa today" reports the nba and international basketball federation plan to launch a 12-team league in africa. former president barack obama is expected to play a key role. scheduled for launch in january,
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2020, the basketball africa league will be the nba's first collaboration to run a pro sports league outside of north america. mr. obama said he always loved basketball because it's about building a team. >> i wonder what key role means. >> i think it's to play. a point guard. >> i think if he could play he would. andrew mccabe tells "60 minutes" the fbi was in chaos after james comey was fired. ahead in part of the interview you have not seen, the former acting fbi director remembers the effort to bring in a special counsel for the russia investigation. ♪ [friend] i've never seen that before. ♪ ♪ i have... ♪
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this is a kpix 5 news morning update. >> good morning. it's 7:56. i'm kenny choi. cruisers are repairs parts of the highway where the levee broke, highway 37. san mateo county public works is warning people in pescadero that the water may taste funny. a driver slammed a pickup truck into a barrier on the golden gate bridge. this happened near the toll plaza last night. closing two lanes briefly. we'll have news updates throughout the day on your
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if you don't get the day off and you're hitting the roads early, you are good to go. no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. no metering lights and an easy road from oakland to san francisco. everything is clear once you get into the city as well. 101 near hospital curve, the traffic is moving nicely in both directions. we have a minor snag in the east bay eastbound 580 just as you approach 24. a crash there and a couple of cars involved. it's not causing many delays and foggy spots reported and limited visibility at the dublin interchange. we are tracking the fog. so the tri-valley area is dealing with the fog. and patchy frost this morning. and you can see the sunshine on the salesforce tower camera. a cold start to the day in the 30s and 40s. daytime highs in the 50s with plenty of sunshine. high pressure builds in for today and tomorrow. looking at scattered showers wednesday and thursday with a weak weather system and drier
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by the end of the week. have a great presidents day.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead of mccabe's "60 minutes "interview that did not air last night. and a keep station for the underground railroad shows three strangers how they are connected by history. first here is today's "eye opener."
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>> he told "60 minutes" day after. >> the accounts of the two nigerian brothers. >> four of five employees who were shot have been released from the hospital. the last officer is expected to be out soon. >> this system will become a much bigger story as it pull this is the gulf coast moisture and the tennessee valley. >> the white house is strongly defending president trump's declaration of a national emergency. >> likely to file joint resolution of disapproval next week. >> almost instantly which shocked nobody. including trump himself. >> we'll possibly get a bad ruling and then we'll get another bad ruling and then we'll end up in the supreme court and hopefully we'll get a fair shake and we'll win in the supreme court. >> historical expert on the next ken burns theory. they killed the arch duke and
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germany got mad. beagle on a dog house flying around shooting at people. >> don oliver on "saturday night live" had a field day. >> yes he did. >> didn't even need to be embellished. >> that is the thing. i did not. here on this president's holiday. we begin with this, a senate judiciary committee plans to investigate former acting fbi director andrew mccabe's claim that the department attorney general discussed removing trump from office under the 25th amendment. counting votes or possible votes within the cabinet. he also saidt rosenstein offered to wear a wire into the white house. they said he was not in position
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to implement the 25th amendment. >> mccabe says he gave all the memos of his conversation with president trump to special counsel robert mueller. the justice department accuses mccabe of lying about sharing information with reports. mccabe denies any wrong doing and believes his firing 26 hours before his scheduled retirement was politically motivated. he is considering suing the justice department for his full benefits. mccabe is also promoting a new memoir. the president tweeted this morning mccabe and rob rosenstein looked like they were planning a very illegal act and got caught. >> mccabe tells scott kelly set hire a special counsel to lead the russia investigation. >> rosen >> rosen stein took
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s thngbo o seekinged a viets from? >> rod was thinking about a lot during those days. there was a lot going on. rod and i had numerous interactions over the course of in each one i pressed and pressed. raised the issue, pressed a little harder. rod initially wasn't convinced that we needed one. and then initially wasn't convinced we needed one right away. i think one of his concerns that he mentioned to me was that he was concerned what would happen to him if he appointed a special counsel. if he did might mean he would lose his job and we would no longer have a senate confirmed of efforts. he was also concerned about the ongoing efforts to find and nominate a new cabinet for the fbi director position and that was a process that he very much
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wanted to say involved in. >> who was he seeking advice from in? >> i can't say everyone he was don'that.dvice from because i but he mentioned to me how highly he thought of jim comey. and he mentioned that he would like to speak to jim comey about it. >> after comey was fired? >> that is correct. >> rosenstein had been the one who wrote the memo that got comey fired and now he wants to reach out and ask him for advice. >> he did. he did. he raised the issue with me twice and ultimately i told him that i wasn't comfortable connecting him with jim comey that i didn't think jim should weigh in on these things. >> why not? >> at that point jim was no longer a member of the governme ihave ror to have him weighing in i felt. >> he rosenstein and comey ever spoke.
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rosenstein's denied speaking to comey about the special counsel's investigation. >> fran townsend was president george w. bush's homeland security and counter terrorism advisor and she joins us. that interview had several jaw dropping moments. that was one of them. you know rob rosen tine. >> i do. we worked act at the justice department. >> does it surprise you that he considered reaching out to james comey about this? >> it surprises given the circumstances. but i think we know for sure rosenstein wrote that memo reluctantly. comey had been a career official in the justice department long before fbi director. as was rosenstein. i think their long history, shared history working together at the justice department explains why he might have wanted do. >> knowing the facts that andrew mccabe had in front of him. how justified was he in
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>> having done this when i was in is justice department the fbi brings in a case and they must have a legal predicate. mccabe was very careful. used the word predicate and laid out the facts. and he went through it. and we can argue whether or not it was enough. but he certainly laid out the predicate to open -- to justify open up these cases it. doesn't mean the president was guilty of collusion. right? but it is just an investigation. >> as mccabe laid out the story for the first time in full or near full, were there parts of the conversation that gave you pause? >> yeah. look. let's be clear. we at cbs offered him the opportunity when he was first fired to come on here. he's promoting a book right now first. second. >> do you doat h sa you think it is all about promoting a book. >> no i don't think it is all about promoting a book. but i think we have to be honest
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we ought to be skeptical about inspector general. and the 25th amendment. let's talking about that. that whole conversation with mccabe he doesn't remember how it came up. this is not a conversation you would have ever had before. so he doesn't remember how it came up. he remembers that rosenstein in this conversation is counting opportunity remember how each e cabinet member was voting or what rosenstein said thachblt so we ought to be a little skeptical. >> offered to wear a wire? >> i don't. based on many i interactions with the rob rosenstein i find it hard to believe. in this environment, in washington, everything is a little different. >> because the fbi in chaos? >> well. >> do you think that is a fair term? >> i do think that is a fair term. i will say just to be clear i was down there in this couple of days. i was invited down to the
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justice department by rosenstein to be interview pedestrian for fbi director job. he was calm. a real lawyer's lawyer. so i don't imagine rosenstein hair on fire. >> thank you very much. always a pleasure to have you here. >> thank you. over the next two days and only "cbs this morning." watch the conversation with the priscilla chan. she took us inside an oklahoma prison where female inmates are learning how to code. >> i was just talking to a woman in the classroom and she's been incarcerated for 17 years. and she is ready to return to her community and wants to contribute. and she knows that the industry and the world has moved forward. and we need to be giving people who are incarcerated the cutting edge skills. >> chan also opened up about life with her husband mark zuckerberg and what the future holds for them.
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>> do you have political ambitions? >> no. i don't even want to sit here to talk to you. >> and does mark have political ambitions. >> no. not for our family. >> chan also talked about the chan/zuckerberg initiative. one of the most well-funded philanthropic organization in the world and its plan to cure all diseases by the end of the century. the first part airs tomorrow only an
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there is much more news ahead including the bomb that three people never knew they even had. how ann historic church brought them together to learn their family's history from the day of slavery. and seth jones in the name of music. >> the violin was invented here centuries ago. and now they are using modern technology to try to preserve these precious sounds forever. we'll have that story coming up on "cbs this morning." isn't what goes into your soup... just as important as what you get out of it? our broccoli cheddar is made with aged melted cheddar, simmereoccoli norticial avors. dar is made with aged melted cheddar, simmereoccoli joy 100% clean soup today.
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played on the world's most famous stages from venice to hong kong. cromona is the italian city that gave birth to those violins. now people who live there are being told to be as quiet as possible because of an ambitious project to preserve the sounds of these million-dollar instruments. seth doane went to see the project firsthand. >> reporter: this road is closed. the parking lot cordoned off, and residents are encouraged to cobblestone streets. ♪ because any vibration could ruin what's happening inside. ♪ while no tickets were sold, these performances will be remembered forever. recorded in this concert hall built for the star, not the performer, but the instrument. this one aore than 300-year-old stradivarius known
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as vesuvio is kept like a jewel under glass here at the violin museum in cromona, italy. you have how many? >> 35 in total. >> reporter: thomas is in charge of creating a digital data base of four precious instruments. each violin, he explained, can produce roughly 100,000 so-called articulations. various sounds, tones, and note changes. >> we try to capture the entire range of the instrument from the lowest note to the highest and the softest note to the loudest. >> reporter: you can't just play with the volume -- >> no. because the sound is dient. that so of kiedmus y t these instruments. the idea of the data base is to democratize them. allowing anyone with the software the chance to play.
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and at least digitally. these are the notes here. >> yeah, exactly. >> reporter: the recording process is easily disrupted. when you're sitting in here listening to your 32 different microphones, what errant sounds have you picked up from the city? >> well, there's almost anythinganythin anything. of course, cars, we hear dogs, dogs barking. sometimes we hear stilettos. yeah, yeah. >> reporter: the mayor asked citizens to be understanding of measures to keep quiet and if any place would be, it's here. birthplace of famed violin maker antonio stradivari. and the violin itself. today there are more than 150 violin shops. while they're recording, do you have to tiptoe around the museum? being light footed is part of the daily activity here, the maestro told us. he's in charge of moving this violin, with some strats valued
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at more than $10 million. there's always a guard nearby. time t ste. so they're recording them now, with microphones so sensitive that performers remove watches so the ticking won't be heard. >> we don't know how they sounded 200 years ago. so -- and we don't know how they will sound in 100 years. so what we capture right now is the sound of these instruments today in this hall. >> the challenge is to capture the pure sound of this old instrument, without any of the noise pollution of today. for "cbs this morning," from italy. >> it's a lot of work, but wow, how important to do. >> the depository of notes.
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>> you don't know what age will do to the instrument, why they want to record it now. >> if you have those notes from centuries ago, you can record them today. >> tiptoeing in cistilettos, ve difficult, tony, i'm just saying. steven spielberg takes a shot at movies, at least on streaming services, why the oscar-winning director thinks experiencing movies in theaters is better than watching it on tv. you're watching "cbs this morning." we thank you for that. we'll be right back. ♪ feel the clarity of non-drowsy claritin and relief from symptoms caused by over 200 indoor and outdoor allergens. like those from buddy. because stuffed animals are clearly no substitute for real ones. feel the clarity. and live claritin clear.
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♪ back seeing this, spread on social media, blame for helping fuel the measles outbreak in the nuk in our green room, how misinformation can spread so
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quickly and what red flags you should be looking for. next, your local news. police are looking for the dr who slammed into a this is a kpix 5 news morning update. >> good morning. it is 8: 256789 i'm michelle griego. police are looking for the driver who slammed into a little girl in the north bay, sending her flying through the air. the hit-and-run was in west santa rosa near the courtside village park. the little girl is okay. it's not clear what prompted a hot air balloon to make an emergency landing in the north bay. the balloon splashed down in a marsh near the napa river west of vallejo. former president obama will be in oakland for a three day gathering tied to the my brother's keeper alliance.
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good morning. if you're out and about early you are in luck. nice travel times for the most part. the east bay travel times mostly in the green withthe exception of 580. a 19-minute drive for thadys.
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a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic is very light. and no delays oakland to san francisco. and most of the bay area bridges are problem free. and the san mateo bridge has an easy ride between 880 and 101. and not seeing any troubles out of marin county on 101. southbound looking pretty good if you head to san francisco. you can see the blue skies on the traffic cameras, and here's a look at the dublin cam. sunshine and also some fog as well. so we're tracking that fog across the tri-valley this morning. and patchy frost in spots. a live look with the sunshine and a cold start to the day with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. bundle up this morning. through the afternoon, enjoy the sunshine and it's going to be cool with below average daytime highs generally in the mid- to upper 50s. plenty of sunshine for tomorrow. and scattered showers wednesday and thursday with a weak
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weather system and drier with sunnier conditions by the end of the week.
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and now the winner of the westminster dog show. >> this is not my favorite breed of dog. i just don't find it very attractive. >> not my favorite looking dog. >> so goofy that face. >> he looks snobby. >> that's what he looks like in the morning when he wakes up. >> he should get a shave. >> yeah. the beard is -- puffy legs. puffy chin. >> goofr goofy looking dog. >> does it have knees? >> she's ashamed. >> no, he's okay. >> like arthur chester. or chester a. arthur. >> either way i don't know.
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>> chester arthur. >> there was no president named -- look it up. [ applause ] >> he does look a little like chester a. arthur who was, in fact, president. >> i think she's going, ruh-roh. what's it come to now? we're talking about criticizing the looks of dogs. >> beating up on a little dog. >> leave him alone. >> i kind of liked the expression -- >> i do, too. welcome back. it's time to show some of the morning's headlines. "usa today" reports a florida sixth grader was charged after a confrontation with a teacher started over the pledge of allegiance. the 11-year-old reportedly refused to recite the pledge earlier this month saying the flag is, quote, racist. the substitute teacher called the district office for assistance. the student was arrested for an resisting an officer's efforts to escort him out. the substitute teacher was allegedly una waware that stude
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were not required to recite the pledge. the "washington post" reports university of maryland researchers say they have developed a smart fabric that automatically warms a cools you off. the material responds to the person wearing it, regulating the heat passing through. if you're sweating it allows the heat to escape. if you're consolidald it become compact and holds in heat. it will reduce the use of air conditioning. and shout out to university of massachusetts. the director of under arm our, it started with him. >> i think the plain-fabric. "the st. louis post dispatch" reports a man discovered a 30-year-old apple commuter still in working order. i'm guessing not a laptop. it was in his parents' attic. the man from new york put an old game disc in, and it worked. he showed the vintage computer to his children who had never seen floppy drives. he also found a letter typed
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from his father back in 1986. >> wow. memories. and "variety" reports steven spielberg took a veiled shot at movies released on streaming services like netflix as he accepted an award saturday night. the legendary director said the greatest contribution filmmakers can give audiences is the motion picture theatrical experience. last year, steven spielberg spoke out against netflix films being nominated for oscars. this year netflix "roma" is nominated for ten including best picture. >> they're ago being on flenkne. he's right there, there are some movies better at the theater. there's a lot of great stuff on netflix. i like that, too. false medical information may have been released after the measles outbreak in the northwest. congressman adam schiff asked how they managed posts from the anti-vaccining community. he will deeply concerned about
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de-- he is deeply concerned about the declining vaccination rates. >> we reached out to google and facebook. google said that youtube, which it owns, is linking certain health topics to third-party sources. facebook said, quote, we've taken steps to reduce the distribution of health-related misinformation on facebook, but we know we have more to do. we're currently working on additional changes that will be announced soon. always soon. cbs contributors dr. tara narula and nick thompson, editor-in-chief of "wired" magazine, join us now. nick, i want to go to you first. this reminds me of the conversation we've had about political misinformation. it seems like things that have feeling spread a lot more quickly than things that are filled with a lot of facts. >> that is absolutely the core of the problem. social networks are based on emotion. so content that makes us feel emotional. whether it's fear, whether it's uncertainty. that spreads really quickly. so as they say, a lie get halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on.
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>> "science" magazine made an interesting point. they said false news was more novel than true news, and people were more likely to share it. >> it's more nashville, and there's also an asymmetry where the people who are spreading truthful information are reserved and thoughtful. and the people who are passionate about misinformation are out there just putting tons of stuff on the internet. so it's passion, and there's an asymmetry. >> are you finding that your patients are more skeptical when they come to you, or they come armed with this is what i learned on the internet? >> absolutely. we see it often. health information, they say, has become democratized. in a way, it's good. we want our patients to be educated. there's more lack of trust in the medical profession, in one. two, people don't always see their doctor as the final authority. >> yeah. >> they go to dr. google to get a second opinion. they go there because it's easy. they're not going to have any judgment. they don't have to pay a co-pay. and then they don't have to make a time for an appointment. you know, the issue is that we see this being a very -- being
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widespread, not just relating to vaccines but medications like statens, supplements that promote wellness, weight loss, cancer treatments that are alternative. the issue is that some of these misinformations can be kinds of ridiculous and maybe not so harmful like taking a chocolate every day is going to help your heart. >> not good for you? >> well -- >> three pushups. 40 pushups. >> right. >>? can be misleading. but some can be outraight dangerous, costly, and some promote unnecessary fear. >> what's a patient to do? >> well, a patient should talk to their doctor. a patient should be skeptical. and i think one of the important lessons is that doctor c google can get better. the engineers can make the internet a source of better information by changing the way the algorithms work. >> the algorithm makes them money in its current form. >> yeah. >> if feelings are what pay the salaries of everyone working at
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that? >> well, in the current structure, they do. but it's also the case that all of those people who work at the tech companies, they've gotten slammed in the last year because of political misinformation. because of medical misinformation, because of all these problems. i actually think in the long run, if the only thing you were concerned about is the bottom line of silicon valley, you would still change the algorithms to get better medical information. you would still send dr. google to medical school. >> where do you go to get reliable medical news? >> you can go to government sites like the cdc or nih. then you can look at associations like the american academy of pediatrics. the american heart association, the american diabetes association, or reputable universities. then i think people can really be trained to analyze what they're reading. for example, look and see who the author is. was this published in a peer-reviewed journal. who funded this study? who's benefiting from it? was it one study where you may not want to base your decisions on, or on was it multiple studies? how many, 100 or 500,000? what kind of trial? an observational, not the best, or randomized control trial,
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much better to make decisions on. >> just this morning we had a story about doing 40 pushups for men. >> yes, i saw. >> good for your heart. >> do you think that makes sense, or you think, get out of here? >> that's where you need to do your digging, right? we in the media, we love to put out sensational headlines. it's unfortunate for people because they see it and may buy into it. that's where you have to look at who's doing the study. and you need to go to a source that can break it down for you. >> when you heard it, dr. tara narula, did you -- >> it's a measure of health. >> she's trying to get -- >> i know. >> whatever that number is and google it and hopefully find good information. >> can we just say these two were classmates at stanford in the same class and know each other. >> college classmates. >> the first time they've been on -- did you date back in college? >> no. >> no. >> they're both happily married. we're not -- >> stirring it up. >> no. >> real quick, how -- >> i know -- >> i have the information -- >> settle. settle. >> okay.
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>> facebook says changes are coming soon. what's your over or under when soon it? >> i think they're working hard right now. >> right now. that is soon. tara, nick, thank you very much. >> thank you. only on "cbs this morning," we spoke to three people who recently learned they are all connected through the underground railroad. >> i wouldn't know what to do without the two of them now. >> really? >> you didn't think that i would be sitting between these two guys and will calling them my brothers, but they are now. and i dare anyone to do anything or touch any one of themau they got a sister that's going to fight for them now. >> ahead, how their
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pronounced railroad. a company arranged for six people across the u.s. to meet at a historical church in brooklyn, with answers about their ancestors, it's a film called "railroad ties," the only thing the group was told before they got there was they had heroic ancestors from the slavery era.
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adriana diaz spoke with them only on "cbs this morning". >> dear scott, welcome to plymouth church. >> by now you know it was the grand central depot of the underground railroad. >> if you look around you are among the family members of anna maria weaves who has a very personal connection to your family. >> when they first got to the church, seth nichols and -- received letters about their past that changed their future. >> nice to meet you. sky, okay. candy, nice to meet you. >> they were strangers then. >> i wouldn't know what to do without the two of them now. >> but now, back at plymouth church, just two months later, they feel like family. >> you didn't think that i would be ever sitting between these two guys and calling them my brothers, you know, but they are now. and i dare anyone to do anything or touch any one of them because they've got a sister that's going to fight for them now.
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>> what they discovered is they're not related through blood, but through a shared history. >> there's an amazing connection that goes back 170 years, you know, that we've had the opportunity to learn about together at the same time. >> reporter: seth is a descendant of a prominent brooklyn abolitionist lewis tappen. >> i knew my ancestor was an abolitionist, but i didn't have the real connection of who he was helping. >> reporter: one person he helped was cecilia's great, great aunt, anna maria weems, she dressed as a boy and was hidden in tappen's attic. she passed through this dirt floor basement of plymouth church on her way to freedom. >> how is it to discover that past personally and then the connection to the man sitting to your right? >> i mean, it just makes it 100% real and it comes full circle because now i know my roots. and it gives me kind of chills as we sit here, and i say that. because down deep in your soul
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you know who you are, and where you come from. and now i have flesh and blood brothers to back me up and put that behind me. it's amazing, it's amazing. >> we love you. >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: as for scott, he thought his scottish roots would lady him to a prominent forefather. >> all day long i had been asking seth and everybody trying to find that scottish connection, that alexander hamilton connection. >> reporter: but his dna revealed something else. >> you are the son of christopher, the son of muriel, who is the daughter of frank, who was the son of mary, the daughter of sophia gray, who escaped slavery with both of her children to the assistance of the underground railroad. >> reporter: at the point of the documentary where your history is revealed, i was like, what? that's right, scott is a descendant of runaway slaves. his ancestors passed as white. >> this wasn't like my great, great, great.
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this was my great,dmr. could have been dragged back into slavery. she was property. at the end of the day what they wanted to do, and that was to pass for white, they did it successfully so so proud that i could be here with you today. but on the same token, all of my heritage has been erased. it's all gone. there's a lot of sadness around that. >> reporter: so you feel a loss for your african-american history that you never knew about? >> yeah, oh, yeah. that's why cecilia's so significant to me. she gives me that connection. she fills in that gap that's been missing. i'm scott, but i'm a more enriched scott than i was before. >> reporter: how does this change the way you view black history month? >> we all inherit slavery in a different way, some of us inher slavery that they still suffer
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discrimination today. some of us inherit it as we lost parts of our family, because they tried to play themselves as white. we all have to absorb it into a different way. >> for me black history month was history, it was from an intellectuulecnd llot out. sudden ie,no, no, this is our history, this is everyone's history. the tappen family risked everything to give others basic rights. they knew that respect for each other could make america into a better place for their descendants, for you. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," adriana diaz. >> such a great statement and we all inherit slavery in a different way. >> in a different way. i also like when he talked about black history, it really is everyone's history. >> yes. >> i love them making a distinction about that. >> i hate the idea of black history month, it should be every month. >> not intellectual when you're standing in that church. >> yes, it should be every month and by the way it's the shortest
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month too. i think it should be -- really it should be part of everyone's history. >> it's part of our history. >> absolutely agree with that. on today's cbs this morning podcast gayle takes to lo ray in a bob lit, who goes by gallo, all major podcast
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yes! thank god. >> five florida inmates came to the rescue after a father accidentally locked his baby in an suv. the inmates were just a few feet away repairing a parking lot as part of a work release program just last week. inmates, they're more than whatever they're in there for, that's for sure. >> right. >> they used a coat hanger to wedge the door open and hit an unlock button. within minutes they got the baby, dallas, out safely. dallas' mother plans to thank
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the men by donating to their personal accountss is doing so cute (laughs)? so cute i could just eat you right up, yeah! (gasps) oh, look at you, look at you! spokeswoman: try a mcdonald's mini meal for just 3.99. (pleasant whistling tones) spokeswoman: try a mcdonald's mini meal for just 3.99. do you think this is fun for me? you think i'm having fun? [man on other line] it certainly wasn't much fun to..... do you have eyes on the target? is it her? [man on other line] i can't tell from this photos... ...i need better shots. thank you for flying turkish airlines. taxi! you waiting for someone? no. just... looking.
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napa county.... after a sheriff's this is a kpix 5 news morning update. >> good morning. it is 8:55. i'm michelle griego. an investigation is underway in napa county after a sheriff's deputy shot and killed an armed man on henry road. it happened after 11:00 last night. it's unclear what led up to the shots. authorities are investigating a tesla fire in fremont. the vehicle hit a tree and burst into flames. the driver managed to escape. passe owe padre is closed. a permanent fix for the richmond san rafael bridge for the next two weeks. only one lane will be open in both directions for two weeks.
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it's 8:57. overall a pretty easy monday morning drive. no major snags 101 as you head through marin. highway37 westbound, still shut down between atherton to 101. eastbound has one lane closed too. if you use 37 it will take time
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for that to open. richmond san rafael bridge looks good right now. a live look at the bay bridge with easy, breezy conditions out of the oakland, and no delays for the san mateo bridge. checking the drive times for the bay area bridges, all in the ouble commuting around and about this morning. we are looking at plenty of sunshine. a cold start to the day and patchy frost and fog. you can ther as we head through the afternoon, we'll see plenty of sunshine. and a live look at the salesforce tower came. looking at daytime highs on the cool side in the mid- to upper 50s later on. we'll see that sun once again for tomorrow. and high pressure building in today and tomorrow. a weak weather system will bring scattered showers for the middle of the week, wednesday,
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and thursday. and drier, sunnier weather by the end of the week.
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