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happy ending. >> john blackstone on donut patrol. and that's the overnight news for this wednesday. from the broadcast center in new yo city, i'm vladimir duthiers. it's wednesday, december 11th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." jersey city shooting rampage. an officer, three civilians, and two suspects are dead after a wild shoot-out. what police found inside the shooter's u-haul that could have caused more tragedy. high crimes. democrats unveil two articles of impeachment against president trump. we'll break down what happens next, plus how the president is responding. there are no crimes. they're impeaching me, and there are no crimes. this has to be a first in history. and a desperate search in the antarctic for a plane that went missing with 38 people on went missing with 38 people on board.
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captioning funded by cbs good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning investigators are at the scene of a wild shoot-out in a new jersey neighborhood that left six people dead. two men with high-powered rifles took aim at police officers yesterday in jersey city. witnesses say they heard rapid gunfire for 16 minutes straight. people ran for cover. schools were put on lockdown. among those killed, a veteran police officer. the mayor believes the suspects targeted a kosher grocery store for murder. don dahler has the latest. >> reporter: rapid gunfire turned this residential community into a combat zone. [ gunfire ] heavily armed officers rushed people to safety. >> she's okay -- >> reporter: as helicopters hovered above.
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>> i'm hearing a lot of gunshots. like unloading guns. and it was really bad. >> reporter: every single school in jersey city was placed on lockdown. worried parents were turned away including juan cabrera. >> you start thinking of all these other active shooter events and think, you know, sometimes thinking the worst. >> reporter: the incident started at a cemetery. police spotted two people they thought looked suspicious and engaged them. an officer was shot at that scene and died at the hospital. he was identified as detective joe seals, a married father of five. the suspects fled and barricaded themselves inside a grocery store. [ sirens ] [ gunfire ] hours of gunfire would leave five more people dead. three civilians and the two suspects. in addition to the officer killed, at least two officers were injured in the shootouts. jersey city police chief mike kelly -- >> one sustained an injury to the shoulder. one sustained another injury to the body.
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[ gunfire ] >> reporter: officials say there's no indication of terrorism at this time. authorities say they found an explosive device in the u-haul rental van the shooters were using. a bomb squad is now investigating that device. don dahler, cbs news, jersey city. president trump called the impeachment inquiry a sham at his latest rally. he told a crowd of supporters in pennsylvania last night that he did not commit any crimes. mr. trump's words came just hours after house democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against him. they are charging the president with abuse of power and obstruction of congress. laura podesta is here in new york. when can we expect a vote on the impeachment charges? >> reporter: good morning. so the house judiciary committee is likely to debate the articles of impeachment today and then vote on them tomorrow. if they pass, the full house is expected to vote to impeach the president by the end of the year. president trump ridiculed the
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impeachment effort at a campaign rally in hershey, pennsylvania, last night. >> these two flimsy, pathetic, ridiculous articles of impeachment. >> reporter: those two articles of impeachment were laid out by democrats yesterday. >> committing high crimes and misdemeanors. >> reporter: article one, abuse of power, says president trump solicited the interference of a foreign government, ukraine, in the 2020 united states presidential election. >> the argument why don't you just wait amounts to this -- why don't you just let him cheat in one more election. >> reporter: article two charges obstruction of congress, saying the president directed the unprecedented categorical and indiscriminate defiance of house subpoenas. >> this is impeachment light. >> reporter: the judiciary committee begins two days of debate tonight. tomorrow it's expected to send the articles to the full house floor for a vote later this month. >> i know they set a timeline and they wanted to keep to their
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timeline. they just never paid attention to the facts. >> reporter: if one or both charges are approved, the republican-controlled senate will hold a trial. >> totally surprised if there were 67 senators who remove the president. >> reporter: democrats sy the president needs to explain his actions. >> if there is a fact-based defense of the president to be made, the american people deserve to hear it. >> reporter: it's still unclear if the senate will call any witnesses to testify. and senate leaders say they expect if there is a trial it will be held in january. anne-marie? >> laura podesta here in new york. thank you so much, laura. in a new interview, attorney general william barr says the fbi may have acted in bad faith when it opened a probe into possible collusion between russia and the trump campaign. now the comments come after a watchdog report concluded the agency was justified in opening the investigation. ben tracy has the details. >> reporter: attorney general
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william barr is once again siding with president trump, offering a scathing critique of the fbi's investigation into the 2016 trump campaign. >> i think our nation was turned on its head for three years. i think based on a completely bogus narrative, i think that leaves open the possibility to infer bad faith. >> reporter: barr is contradicting his own inspector general who found the fbi acted legitimately and with no political bias in launching the probe into the trump campaign's potential ties with russia. the report did, however, find the fbi made significant mistakes in its warrant applications for wiretap surveillance of the campaign. >> clearly spied upon. that's what electronic surveillance is. >> reporter: barr, who also staunchly defended president trump after the release of special counsel robert mueller's report, is now essentially echoing the president's view that it's all been a hoax and a witch-hunt. at a rally in pennsylvania, the president said this --
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>> folks, they spied on our campaign, okay. they spied. [ boos ] never happened before in the history of our country. >> reporter: the president and the attorney general are now at odds with fbi director christopher wray who said the bureau was right to launch the probe and called president trump's agent the deep state. >> that's not a term i would use to describe our work force, and i think it's an affront to them. >> reporter: in a tweet, president trump ominously called wray the current director of the fbi, adding that with that kind of attitude he will never be able to fix the fbi. here at the white house, the president hosted russian foreign minister sergei lavrov in the oval office. the white house claims the president warned the russians not to interfere in any upcoming u.s. elections. ben tracy, cbs news, the white house. the u.s. military says a suicide bombing attack today targeted the area near a main u.s. military base in afghanistan. the attack happened near bagram
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air base north of kabul. officials tell cbs news more than 50 civilians were injured. there's been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack which comes as the u.s. is working to resume peace talks with the taliban. and the u.s. is closing in on a new trade agreement between two of its biggest trading partners. yesterday the u.s., mexico, and canada announced a tentative deal on a nafta replacement. the new deal known as the usmca came about after president trump withdrew from nafta. democrats had originally objected to the deal's provisions on labor and the environment before concessions were made. but senate majority leader mitch mcconnell is reluctant to out to the trade deal as a success. >> from my perspective, it's not as good as it -- as i had hoped. but we'll have to take a look at the whole package. >> the usmca will officially replace nafta once congress ratifies it. a federal judge in texas
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blocked the trump administration from using $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build part of the southern border wall. earlier this year, president trump declared a national emergency, diverting pentagon money for the wall. yesterday the judge called the emergency proclamation unlawful. the judge's ruling does not apply to another $2.5 billion in defense funds that was redirected to build the wall. coming up on the "morning news" now, a training program for saudi military students in the u.s. is suspended in the wake of a deadly pensacola-based shooting. and we'll show you the class assignment about slaves that got a teacher in missouri put on administrative leave. this is the "cbs morning news." e "cbs morning news." i didn't have to call and i didn't have to come get you. because you didn't have another heart attack. not today. you took our conversation about your chronic coronary artery disease to heart. even with a stent procedure,
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it was headed to a base in antarctica to check on a floating fuel supply line and other equipment. contact was lost with the plane about an hour after takeoff. it was carrying 17 crew members and 21 passengers. back home, a class assignment about slave trade causes outrage, and a training program for saudi military students has been suspended. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." the pensacola, florida "news journal" reports the navy grounded more than 300 military aviation students in the state. it comes after a saudi air force officer killed three american sailors at the pensacola naval air station on friday. the pentagon also said it is suspending all operational training for about 850 saudi military personnel in the u.s. the defense department ordered a review of vetting procedures for international students who train on u.s. military installations. "the new york times" reports president trump plans to sign an executive order today targeting
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anti-semitism and boycotts of israel on college campuses. administration officials say that the order would allow the u.s. government to withhold money from educational institutions that fail to combat discrimination. it would reportedly broaden the federal government's definition of anti-semitism. critics say the policy could be used to stifle free speech and opposition to israel's policies toward palestinians. the st. louis affiliate kmov reports a missouri school teacher was placed on administrative leave after asking students to put a price on slaves. the question was given to fifth graders last week at an elementary school in melville. the school's principal says it was part of an assignment on how plantation owners traded for goods and slaves. the principal sent a letter to parents saying the teacher has expressed significant remorse. >> that is not enough. it should be a public apology so that the message is made clear
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ [ cheers ] check this out. the world's first battery-operated sea plane launched yesterday near vancouver, canada. the aircraft is retrofitted with a 750 horsepower all-electric propulsion system. it's powered by the same lithium batteries nasa uses in space. the creator, harbor air, is still trying to make the batteries light enough to propel longer flights. the company expects the plane to be ready for passengers in two years. on the cbs "money watch" now, there's a new salad recall. and president trump pays millions in a settlement. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more.
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good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. well, major stock news developing overnight. the world's largest oil company, saudi aramco, began trading marking the biggest ipo in history. shares of the state-owned oil giant surged 10% within seconds of opening, pushing the company's value to more than $1.8 trillion. here on wall street yesterday, stocks closed lower. the dow dropped 27 points, the s&p 500 lost 3, and the nasdaq was down 5 points. the cdc is warning of a new e. coli outbreak linked to california where the u.s. gets most of its lettuce. at least eight people have been sickened in three states. the illnesses have been linked to fresh express sunflower crisp chopped salad kits. according to the cdc, people started getting sick between november 5th and 15th in minnesota, north dakota, and wisconsin. it's unclear if the cases are connected to a more widespread outbreak that sickened 102 people in nearly two dozen states. president trump is paying $2 million as part of an agreement to end the lawsuit accusing him
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of illegally mismanaging his charity foundation. the lawsuit alleged president and his three eldest children misused the trump foundation to further business interests and trump's 2016 presidential run. the money from the fine will be split evenly among eight charities including the children's aid society and united negro college fund. facebook is rejecting efforts by attorney general william barr to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages. the company says it will move forward with plans to enable end-to-end encryption on all of its messaging services. end to end locks a message so not even facebook can read the contents. whatsapp already using it. facebook says it plans to extend that to messenger and instagram according to facebook. if you're flying over christmas or new year's, you know the saying -- pack your patience. airlines for america predicts that 47.5 million people will fly the u.s. around december 19th through january 5th. that would be a 3% increase over
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the same period last year. the busiest days are expected to be the friday and saturday before christmas and the thursday and friday after christmas. the lightest days are expected to be christmas eve, christmas day, and new year's eve. anne-marie? >> haven't seen my patience since they lost my luggage so i will not be traveling. >> i know. i remember that. aww. >> diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. there's a whole story to that. >> i know. >> thanks. >> you got it. still to come, tears of joy. workers at a baltimore real estate company get a real life-changing surprise at a holiday party. life-changing surprise at a holiday party. needles. essential for the sea urchin, but maybe not for people with rheumatoid arthritis. because there are options. like an "unjection™". xeljanz xr, a once-daily pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well enough. xeljanz xr can reduce pain, swelling and further joint damage, even without methotrexate. xeljanz can lower your ability to fight infections like tb;
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workers at a baltimore-based real estate company got the surprise of a lifetime after the company's founder announced a $10 million bonus. he revealed the news during their holiday party over the weekend. the money will be divided among 198 employees at st. john's properties. the average employee is getting $50,000, but the size of the bonus depends on the employee's tenure and years of service. some employees are getting bonuses upwards of $250,000. look at that. take a look at this gingerbread creation in the kansas city area. it features chocolate gargoyles and statues, piped frosting, and melted jolly ranchers there make up the windows. it's on display at the holy trinity church and took more six hours of designing, baking and decorating. they say it's a tribute to notre dame and the people of paris following a fire that damaged the famed cathedral this year. coming up on "cbs this morning" now, anthony mason
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help us at our top stories this morning -- a wild shoot-out erupted in a new jersey neighborhood. two men with high-powered rifles took aim at police officers yesterday in jersey city. in all, six people were killed including a police officer, three civilians, and the suspects. the mayor believes the suspects targeted a kosher grocery store for murder. so far a motive remains unclear, though. at a rally in pennsylvania last night, president trump called the articles of impeachment against him a joke and a disgrace to the nation. democratic lawmakers yesterday charged mr. trump with abuse of power and obstruction of congress. the debate by the judiciary committee on the articles will begin tonight. and new zealand, the new
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zealand volcano that erupted earlier this week could erupt again. six people were killed when the volcano erupted monday. nine others are missing but presumed dead. rescue crews are having trouble searching for them because the volcano is still venting steam and mud. ramy inocencio reports. >> reporter: what was a rescue operation just a day ago is now a mission to recover the bodies of missing tourists on an adventure that ended in disaster. paramedic russell clark got the first ground-level look at the aftermath of the eruption. he found no survivors. >> it was like -- like i've seen the chernobyl miniseries. there was just -- everything was just blanketed in ash. i can only imagine what it was like for the people there at the time. >> reporter: 47 people including nine americans were touring the volcano when it erupted. dozens remain hospitalized. burn units are at capacity. lauren yuri of virginia had been on a honeymoon cruise with her husband matthew.
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she suffered burns over 25% of her body. matthew, over 80% of his, according to their family. matthew left a message for his mother back in the states. >> hi, mom. it's me. i want to let you know this isn't a joke. the volcano actually erupted while we were on the island. and i got pretty badly burned. >> reporter: seismologists detected volcanic activity in the days before the volcano erupted prompting questions about the decision to open the island to tourists at all. should tourists have been on white island? >> used to want to go to an environment like that, you do it with a degree of risk. >> reporter: with the fear of a second eruption happening in the near future, recovery operations to get victims off that island are still very dangerous. of course, there's the grim job of identifying and releasing the dead to their families. >> that was ramy inocencio reporting. >> reporter: coming up gayle king's exclusive interview with
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ed smart about how difficult it was to come out as gay to his family and friends. anthony mason talks with artist kahendi wiley about his newly unveiled statue in virginia that depicts an african-american man on horseback in a nod to the state's monuments. bestselling author james clear has advice on how to keep up with your health and fitness habits during the holiday season. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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