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have a great weekend. have a wonderful day and hope to see you right back here on monday morning starting at 4:30 . see in the west and welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm anthony mason with tony. gayle king is off. brink of war. the u.s. kills one of iran's top military leaders in a surprise drone strike on iraqi soil. iran vows revenge, putting american troops in the region on high alert. the game has changed. what the significant death means for the intensifying showdown with iran and the history behind the general's brutality toward americans. >> plus, epstein revelation. 60 minutes investigates the death of jeffrey epstein. what we're learning about the moments after his body was
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found. >> and fleeing the fires. australia launches a massive evacuation by land, air, and sea to save thousands from the deadly wildfires. we'll tell you why this little boy is at the center of an emotional tribute. >> it is friday, january 3rd, 2020. here's today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. we saw this uptick over the last two months. nearly a dozen attacks increasing in both volume and the type of weapons used. and so, you know, enough is enough. >> iran vows revenge for the death of a top general. >> tonight showed them do not mess with america. >> assassinating someone of such a significant leadership role, we have to make sure that we are preparing for what might be to come. >> australian prime minister scott morrison was confronted by angry residents for not doing enough to help deal with devastating fires. >> you're an idiot. >> police in las vegas were able to find a kidnapping suspect after a suspicious and scary
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situation was caught on home surveillance video. >> the senate gets back to work today with the trump impeachment trial expected to dominate the agenda. >> they had no case. there was no crime committed. but they impeached him anyway. and they don't know what to do with it. >> video of kim jong-un galloping on a white horse up a sacred mountain. sort of angelic, you might say. >> a car plunges off a california cliff and neither the driver or the vehicle have been seen since. >> all that. >> check out this avalanche in utah. it was actually started on purpose to get snow off the mountain. >> it's beautiful here. it's coming down. >> and all that matters. >> untrained meteorologist. >> self-professed meteorologist reporting on the weather is not as easy as it looks. >> in the streets. [ bleep ]. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the monster finish for the women's basketball team handing florida state university its first loss of the season. >> lobs.
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exler catches and lays it in at the buzzer! a game-winning -- and upset florida state! >> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota. let's go places. >> and welcome to "cbs this morning." we begin with breaking news from the middle east where a u.s. drone strike killed one of iran's most powerful military leaders overnight. the targeted killing of major general qasem soleimani inside iraq is a dramatic escalation in the confrontation between the u.s. and iran. video apparently from the aftermath shows burning wreckage near baghdad's airport. soleimani led the powerful quds force of the islamic revolutionary guards blamed for killing hundreds of american troops. in iran, people upset about the killing, spilled into the streets of several cities to
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mourn his death. iran vows a harsh response. iran's supreme leader tweeted, quote, severe revenge awaits the criminals who carried out the strike. >> this drone strike signals a new u.s. military approach to iranian threats. yesterday, a statement by president trump's defense secretary mark esper seemed to foreshadow the attack. he said, quote, we will take preemptive action as well to protect american forces, to protect american lives. the game has changed. end quote. we have a team of correspondents in the middle east and at home covering every major angle. including iran's potential military response. the white house strategy. and the growing controversy in congress. and we're going to begin with david martin at the pentagon for us. david, good morning. so what's at stake here? >> soleimani's death opens a new and dangerous chapter in the long-running confrontation between the u.s. and iran. the drone strike illuminated a key enemy. but it could also put americans
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throughout the middle east at greater risk. iran state television confirmed general qasem soleimani's death overnight. a deputy commander of iranian-backed militias, oh close advisor to soleimani, who was sanctioned by the u.s. for violence against americans, was also killed. unverified video from the scene near baghdad international airport shows the wreckage of two vehicles. president trump authorized the thursday air strike as part of his maximum-pressure campaign, which has intensified in recent months. in a statement, the pentagon blamed soleimani for the deaths of hundreds of american service members. writing, he was actively developing plans to attack american diplomats and service members in iraq and throughout the region. u.s. blamed soleimani for orchestrating the attack on an
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iraqi military base that killed an american contractor last month. and for approving the attack on the u.s. embassy in baghdad earlier this week. retired general david patrias, who commanded forces during the war in iraq, called soleimani our most significant and evil adversary in the greater middle east. seen as a terrorist in the u.s., soleimani was respected in iran and tried to reshape its influence in the region. he had the backing of iran's supreme leader and was the head of the iranian revolutionary guard's quds force. a u.s.-designated terrorist organization that armed and trained iraqi militias responsible for killing u.s. troops. earlier in the day, defense secretary mark esper said iran may be planning new attacks against the u.s. and that the game has changed. >> this is part of iran's maligned behavior. that they've been spreading across the region from africa all the way through the middle east into afghanistan now for 40 years. and it's this type of bad
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behavior that simply needs to end. >> president trump warned earlier this week iran would pay a price. but he did not want war. >> i don't think that would be a good idea for iran. it wouldn't last very long. do i want to? no. i want to have peace. i like peace. >> the u.s. military throughout the middle east has been ordered to hunker down and be ready for iranian retaliation. >> david martin for us in -- at the pentagon. the state department issued an urgent warning overnight telling all americans in iraq to leave the country immediately. ian lee is in baghdad. >> the death of qasem soleimani in baghdad ignited a new chapter of regional tensions. iran supreme leader took to twitter vowing severe revenge. this morning, iran-backed hezbollah in lebanon ordered its quote resistance fighters around the world to avenge soleimani. iraq's prime minister says the assassinations are a massive breach of sovereignty and the
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security agreement with the united states now needs re-evaluation. american allies in the region like israel are preparing for possible retaliation and are on high alert. so are american forces. with 9,000 in the region and 3,000 extra preparing to deploy. hours before the killings, u.s. troops from the 82nd airborne division arrived in kuwait. soleimani is a polarizing figure here in iraq. his death exposes deep divisions on the country's streets. >> in baghdad's square, anti-government protestors celebrated the news of his death. accusing soleimani of being behind the deaths of many demonstrators in recent months. the question now isn't whether iran will strike back. but rather how? and to what severity. and what it's over, will the killing of soleimani have been worth it? for "cbs this morning," ian lee in baghdad. >> president trump has not spoken directly about the killing. but he has tweeted this morning. quote, general qasem soleimani
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has killed or badly wounded thousands of americans and was plotting to kill many more. but got caught. end quote. major garrett is at the white house for us. major, good morning. is this drone strike a surprise? >> good morning. this move is a surprise. and it is reverberating across capitol hill and the world. now, president trump has, in the past, targeted high-value terrorists in pursuit of u.s. interest. but he has also tried to reduce , in duration and number, u.s. military exposure in the middle east. negotiating with the taliban, seeking to withdrawal u.s. forces from afghanistan, and of course in recent months, pulling some u.s. special forces out of northern syria. but this move is a critical 180-degree turn for president trump. and it comes as he begins the campaign in 2020 for re-election. and faces a looming senate impeachment trial. analysts fear it could also draw both nations closer to a war. and increase risks faced by
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americans not just in the middle east but possibly elsewhere. it's worth noting back in 2011 and 2012, mr. trump criticized then-president braqarack obama his iran policy choices tweeting don't let obama play the iran card to start a war in order to get elected. also, withdrew from the nuclear deal. expanding economic sanctions on the iranian regime. that drew the ire of both lawmakers who subsequently rebuffed the president's offer to meet and negotiate new terms. in a tweet prior to soleimani's assassination, khamenei said, quote, meaning america, you can't do anything and your crimes in iraq have made nations hate you. president trump has allowed u.s. intelligence and the u.s. military to prove what it can do. the question is now, why did he take on a risk of challenging the iranian regime at its
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highest level? a risk that neither president obama, nor president george w. bush, was prepared to take. >> all right. major, thank you. the police departments in new york city and los angeles are monitoring developments in the middle east for any potential threats in this country. senior national security contributor and former acting and deputy cia director michael morale joins us. michael, welcome again. michael, both former presidents george w. bush and obama reportedly rejected targeting soleimani in the past. fearing it could lead to war. but we heard the defense secretary say the game has changed. how significant is this radical shift in strategy? >> so, anthony, here's the balance. qasem soleimani was an evil genius. he had a lot of american blood on his hands. he was the mastermind behind iranian maligned behavior in the region. the world is a better place without him.
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the problem is that comes at a very high cost. number one, there will be dead americans, dead civilian americans as a result of this. possibly, over the next few days. in any place where iran has its proxies. iraq is the most likely place but also lebanon, bahrain, other places in the middle east. number two, this sets a precedent, anthony, that -- that senior officials are fair game in this hybrid, not yet at war kind of scenario that we're in with iran. and that's a dangerous precedent to set. number three, this is actually going to enable the hardliners, strengthen the hardliners in iran. as we heard earlier, qasem soleimani, extremely popular in iran. and that is going to actually strengthen those people who follow him. a and, lastly, i think we've now ended any hope of keeping iraq out of iran's arms.
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i think we're going to see the iranian parliament vote very shortly, possibly as early as today, to send american troops home. so yes it's good that he's gone but it comes at an extraordinarily high price. and that's why the bush administration and the obama administration chose not to do something like this. >> michael, how do you think iran is specifically likely to respond? >> so i think it depends. i think if they think about it rationally, they will not conduct a military strike on u.s. military forces in the region because they're going to lose that battle. i think what the iranians are going to do is they're going to turn their proxies loose throughout the region to go after civilians. and at a time and place of their choosing, they're going to conduct a terrorist strike that kills a senior american official. and that could be anywhere in the world. the iranians and lebanese hezbollah, their main ally have contingency plans on the books
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for such terrorist attacks. >> mike, when you say and it's bracing to hear you say that there will be dead americans, including civilians, in this response from iran. and it could be anywhere in the world. that includes the united states? >> yes, it does. >> how might that unfold? >> so as i said, lebanese hezbollah, which is one of, you know, their closest allies, has contingency plans. to include contingency plans in the united states against u.s. targets. >> do we know anything about who might replace soleimani? there is the old adage about the devil you know and the devil you don't. >> so there is some -- there is some chatter on social media about the iranians having already announced his successor. it's his deputy. it's his long-time deputy of 22 years. same philosophy. same ideology. not the same charisma. but the same approach. so i don't think we're going to see a change in iranian behavior as a result of qasem soleimani's death. >> michael morale for us.
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thank you. president trump's decision to authorize the deadly strike faces criticism from democrats on the campaign trail and in congress. keith is on capitol hill. ed, how are lawmakers responding this morning? >> good morning. democrats don't question whether or not general soleimani was an enemy to the united states. they're just upset that the administration didn't seek congressional authorization before taking those steps. take, for example, senate minority leader chuck schumer. aids tell me he didn't get a heads up about this before it happened. house speaker nancy pelosi condemned the president's actions saying america and the world cannot afford to have tensions escalate to the point of no return. and chairman of the house foreign affairs committee elliot eveningle said the attack raises serious legal problems. he says according to the war powers resolution, the president is required by law to notify congress within 48 hours. on the other side of the aisle, republicans are calling it a success and justice for the american troops killed at the hands of general soleimani through the years. senator lindsey graham, a close ally of president trump said,
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quote, if iran continues to attack america and our allies, they should pay the heaviest of prices. which includes the destruction of their oil refineries. and quickly, we should point out today marks one month until the iowa caucus. candidates will be holding more events in that state for the weekend. tony, this is likely to be a big topic of conversation. >> indeed. ed, thank you very much. and we'll be staying on this breaking story throughout our broadcast. in our next hour, we'll take a closer look at general qasem soleimani and why the u.s. accuses him of killing hundreds of american and coalition troops. >> the devastating wildfires in australia have prompted one of the largest evacuation in the country's history. navy ships are helping hundreds of people leave their neighborhoods. more than 100,000 residents and tourists have been forced to flee. hundreds of fires have burned roughly 12 million acres. at least 19 people have died. natasha, our news partner network 10 news is in malacuda. >> good morning.
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the navy vessel is now four hours into what will be a 20-hour journey. the people on board fleeing one of the worst natural disasters australia has ever seen. we now have bush fires raging across more than half of the country. our prime minister is facing his own political disaster when he visited one of these communities, he was confronted by very angry residents whose house had been burnt down. this was recorded on camera and both pictures have also gone right around the world. but here in australia, we're still very much focused on the natural disaster at hand. we've been told that the situation is going to intensify in the next 24 hours. major blazes are going to combine to form one massive fire. and everyone here is on very high alert. this is natasha for "cbs this morning." australia. >> the emotional toll these fires are taking on australians has been captured in a single snapshot. take a look at this. 19-month-old harvey keaton was awarded a posthumous
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commendation for bravery and service at his father's funeral yesterday as he war a firefighter shirt just like his dad's. harvey's father, jeffrey, was one of three volunteers killed in recent weeks while battling these out-of-control fires. most of the firefighters workin% on this are volunteers. >> putting their life on the line. >> they really are and the pictures just continue to be devastating. stories as well. >> got a medal on his chest and a pacifier in his mouth. we're learning new details about the incredible escape of a man once considered a visionary in the auto industry. ahead, how carlos ghosn went from house arrest in japan to a fugitive half a world we are starting off the day with chilly temps temps and mainly clear skies. son patchy fog this morning as we head through the afternoon enjoy the sunshine with mild temps as we head through the
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afternoon. light scattered showers return late tonight overnight and into tomorrow morning. 60s in san francisco. 65 san jose and 59 for concord. on futurecast we will see the sunshine as we head to the day and some scattered showers return for us early tomorrow.
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we have much more ahead. "60 minutes" has uncovered new details about jeffrey epstein's jail cell death including what happened right after his body was discovered. "60 minutes" correspondent
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attacks on houses of worship all across america and a dramatic rise in anti-semitic incidents in the new york city area. ahead, what' causing all the this is a kpix 5 news morning update. >> good morning. crews are working to fix a water main break in menlo park this morning. water has been shut off in the area of pierce road. official said repairs could last until tomorrow morning. a suspected fuel leak for stan oakland down flight to land in san jose last night. the southwest jet was coming from burbank. it landed safely just after 7:30 . in the end there was no fuel leak, just a faulty indicator. an update from oakland. frenzy a man who pursued that these two stole his laptop
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it's 7:30. here's what's happening on "cbs this morning.." a u.s. drone strike that killed a powerful iranian military leader pushes the u.s. and iran closer to open military confrontation. >> soleimani was one of the leading destabilizing forces in the middle east. >> deadly wildfires force australia to launch one of the largest evacuations in its history. and conditions are expected to get worse. >> we don't want to see anybody else killed in this fire. >> police make an arrest after a frightening kidnapping is caught on home surveillance video. >> this was a absolutely violent crime. >> plus, how a titan of the
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global auto industry became japan's most wanted fugitive. >> and our work in progress series explores a growing hiring trend. job auditions. >> do you have any special skills? >> oh, yes. i do. i do voices. >> what do you mean you do voices? >> crazy to make a deal with you! i do a great impression of a hot dog. >> yeah. impersonation. i can't do voices but i can do the hot dog. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm anthony mason with tony. gayle's off so jerika is with us. we begin this half hour with this. a new 60 minutes report is revealing new information about the jail cell death of convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein. the wealthy financer was accused of sexually abusing dozens of
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under-age girls. the 66-year-old was connected to many rich and powerful people and his death left a lot of unanswered questions. 60 minutes correspondent sharon has investigated epstein's death for five months. and reveals what happened in the moments after his body was found. >> guards found epstein at approximately 6:33 a.m. and sources say one of them could be overheard saying, breathe, epstein, breathe. forensic pathologist, dr. michael boden, who observed the autopsy for the epstein family, believes that jeffrey epstein died around 4:30 that morning. two hours earlier. >> the guards say they came in at 6:30. they found him. they call emergency services. they tried to do cpr with him but he's dead. but rather than leave the body there, they take the body to an emergency room. >> yeah. >> is that normal protocol? >> no. that's -- that's not normal protocol. the ems people normally, and especially in jail, should not
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move a dead body. >> he's right. bureau of prison protocol mandates a suicide scene should be treated with the same level of protection as any crime scene in which a death has occurred. >> sharon is with us now. sharon, welcome. what did the prison guards do with jeffrey epstein's body? >> so immediately after they discovered him, they took him to the hospital. they were trying to do cpr on him. about an hour after he got to the hospital, they declared him officially dead. about 7:30. and then he was taken to the morgue where they did the autopsy the next day. >> what do we know about what was found in jeffrey epstein's jail cell? >> so it's interesting. you would think that it would be sparse, right? this is a federal prison, high security. what we have learned through our reporting is that there was multiple sheets in there. lots of bedding. an electrical cord. prescription medicine. there was actually notes and a paper he had written a note. and on sunday, we'll show you
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what that note said. >> so in the piece, you were heard saying that a guard was saying, breathe, jeffrey, breathe. so this was widely known what was happening in the prison? or we aren't sure? >> well, we know the way that the prison was set up, he was in a secure area where there were about eight cells. and so we have heard and our sources tell us that the guards could be overheard saying, breathe, epstein, breathe. and what's kind of eerie is that after that, the prisoners that were in that secure area all started chanting, breathe, epstein, breathe. >> so the other prisoners were aware of what was going on apparently. >> they knew something was going on. doors are blocked. they probably couldn't see that much. but certainly, they heard the commotion. >> was there video surveillance in that area? >> it's a great question. we know there was video surveillance facing the guards' desk which is outside of the area where he was. we are told that the video facing the cells, the video that might have seen his cell door, was corrupted. >> corrupted meaning? >> we don't know. >> okay.
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>> good question. >> so on the question of what was in his jail cell, i mean it's interesting. you would expect it to be spartan. apparently, it was not. but was that a violation there in that cell? was it unusual to find bed sheets there? >> there's very specific bureau of prison protocol about what's allowed inside a cell. and i think you'll see on sunday, when you see the photos, that a lot of the bedding raises a lot of questions. as you know, it had been reported that he made a first failed suicide attempt weeks earlier. and yet, his cell was covered in bedding and sheets. he was the only person in the cell. and there were enough sheets for lots of people. >> wow. >> all right. sharon, thank you very much. you can see sharon's full report on 60 minutes this sunday night at 7/6 central right here on cbs. >> from head of nissan to japan's most wanted fugitive. ahead, how carlos ghosn pulled off a daring escape while under house arrest in tokyo. and a reminder, subscribe to
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there's a global investigation under way this morning into how a prominent businessman escaped from house arrest in tokyo. former nissan chairman carlos ghosn was being held on financial misconduct charges when he fled japan and ended up in his native lebanon. elizabeth palmar is in london where she is following this. the remarkable downfall of a man once considered an icon of the
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auto industry. elizabeth, good morning. from icon to kind of infamy here. the story seems too incredible to be true. >> you know, it could be a movie. in fact, it probably will, one day, be a movie. this is the man who, until 2018, was really a rock star of the business world. and he has pulled off, in the last few days, one of the most daring and mysterious disappearing act of modern times. in spite of being under almost constant surveillance. >> by the time japanese prosecutors arrived at carlos ghosn's house in tokyo on sunday, the man himself had vanished. he flew from japan through istanbul on a private jet. and then on to lebanon where friends say he's hold up in a house in beirut. so how did ghosn, who is around 5'6" slip away? >> there are claims that he escaped with a band who's playing in his building. at the time that he hid in a double bass case. >> if so, it would a dramatic
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turn in what had been a spectacular career. carlos ghosn was a titan in car manufacturing. ceo of both nissan in japan and renault in france. he rubbed shoulders with heads of state and was considered a visionary until in 2018, japanese authorities arrested him for financial misconduct. the affair grew into a scandal in japan, which hurt both nissan's brand and its business. meanwhile, ghosn had posted more than $8 million in bail and was waiting for his trial in tokyo under video surveillance with no access to computers or his passports. his lawyer told reporters he was dumb founded by his client's escape. though, ghosn had made it clear he didn't trust the japanese courts. >> the argument that he's been making is that he's getting an unfair trial. he's been mistreated. he's been denied access to his wife. et cetera. >> for the moment, beirut looks like a safe haven for ghosn who
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is from a lebanese family. in lebanon, he is much admired as a local boy who made very good. and now, turns out to be an escape artist, too. >> interpol has now issued a request for the lebanese police to arrest ghosn. though, so far, there's been absolutely no action on that request. and his lawyers have announced that he'll hold a news conference in beirut next wednesday. where we may actually get to hear whether or not he did escape in a double bass case. >> wow, very interesting stuff. elizabeth palmar for us in london. thank you. guess he'd rather be on the run than face the financial misconduct charges. >> i guess he didn't feel like he could win. but as you were saying, i think the conviction rate in japan is like 99%. >> yeah. 99% of the people are convicted and he said he couldn't get a fair trial there. but i mean, it is a little alarming when someone as powerful he is decide to run from justice. >> well, we're going to run on
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over to adriana. >> well, the men who -- in a philadelphia parade are defending themselves ahead why they say what they did is not racist. plus, how abbreviating the year 2020 on documents could cost you big. >> first, it is welcome to the first friday of 2020. it's a chilly start with mainly clear skies and patchy fog as we head through the afternoon. mild about average daytime highs. our next weak weather system will bring light scattered showers late tonight and into early tomorrow morning. in the meantime 60s in san francisco, 65 san jose, 59 concord. a few showers early tomorrow morning and catching the clearing saturday in the afternoon. cool and sunny on sunday with plenty of sun monday and tuesday. or psoriatic arthriti.
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>> i talk to black people. they told me, what are you talking about? you can wear whatever you want. >> now the two men were part of mummers parade which has costume and performance competitions. the tradition of wearing blackface dates back to the early 1800s but has been banned since the 1960s. a spokesperson said the men, quote, close to do a full face of black paint. in 2020 there is no excuse for not understanding why that is a problem. the men and their group are banned from future parades. attempts to reach them were unsuccessful. go ahead -- >> i lived in philadelphia and covered the mummers parade. never saw anything like that. sadly a lot of people who i know who live there say they're not surprised. it's just a bad look for philadelphia, which is not that. >> yeah. it's -- it is a huge event in the city. i mean, it takes about 12 hours, that parade, and the whole year is -- it's a major focus.
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>> usually a fun time. unfortunately -- >> a couple of bad apples ruined the fun. >> we'll see next year. i don't know if you've seen this picture, but bier getting a look at north korean -- but we are getting a look at north korean dictator kim jong-un high on his horse. the photographs were released by north korean state media in december. now we're seeing the video. it captured his horseback around a volcanic peak legendary for koreans in the north and the south. in the north, the sacred mountain is closely connected with the kim dynasty. the pictures are reminiscent of this picture -- we all remember this -- russian president vladimir putin on his horse but missing a shirt. at least kim jong-un's photo includes that -- >> i would love to hear like, you know, see some outtakes, also like the audio there. they like, try it one handed. get another shot. wait a minute -- >> i appreciate the fact that he left his coat on and the only other thing i'll say is it's a beautiful horse. >> that's right. you could be a diplomat, anthony. very good. you know, in the past when
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they released these type of like majestic pictures, it can be before a big announcement. maybe he's trying to provide a signal to the rest of the world. >> as jericka said, he's high on his horse. >> that's right. so now that we're in 2020, you might want to think twice before abrief waiting the date on documents -- abbreviate the date on documents. shoernting 2020 to just 20 makes it easier for scammers to forge important papers. take a look at what we mean. here's a check with today's date on it. a scammer could easily manipulate the date to read 2021 or any other year from this century. authorities say writing the full date could save you big in the long run. >> that's great advice. >> it is. >> i hadn't thought of that. >> i did do '19 on a lot of checks. the fact that i still write checks -- some people feel -- >> i was going to say, yeah. >> i'm old school. here's something that will really brighten your day. take a look at this adorable video out of texas. mallory corcoran could not stop laughing when her baby started
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smothering her with kisses. the 9-month-old takes a break for a few seconds before going in for a few more smooches. is this what teddy does at home? >> i do that to teddy, and he's about nine months old. i'm wondering, is he going to turn the tables on me. i'm looking forward to it. >> really the best. >> cute. >> yeah. thank you. ahead, the latest on the fallout from the u.s. killing of a top iranian military leader. why the u.s. viewed quasem suleimani as such a dangerous figure. that's coming up on "cbs this morning." ♪ ♪ tangerine ♪ i think i found you ♪ coyou fifteen percentico or more on car insurance? do woodchucks chuck wood?
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this is a kpix 5 news morning update. >> good morning. it is 7:56. if you're headed out the door and taking the east shore freeway we had a trouble spot that have been cleared. that ride on east 80 looking better. our bay area bridges looking good as well. a bay bridge as well as the san mateo bridge of my. let's zoom in and look at traffic as you work your way on the westbound side of 80. with the crash gone, things are clear through their. west bound not seeing any delays. bay bridge, the lights were not turned on once this week so it continues to be a nice right out of the east bay into san francisco with no delays.
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the richmond-san rafael bridge looks good as well. overall an easy ride. san mateo bridge conditions. on 880 of her headed towards the bridge no delays getting on to 292. on this first friday of 2020 it is a beautiful start to the day. here is a live look with the treasure island camera. some spots especially the east bay dealing with the foggy conditions this morning. all of us will see mostly sunny skies and high-level clouds. upper 50s for the coast, the 60s for the bay, low to mid 60s in land. mild ties. 65 in san jose, 59 concord. with that sunshine on futurecast taking you hour-by- hour a weak weather system will bring light scattered showers late tonight, overnight and into early tomorrow morning. here we are at 6 am on saturday. we will see the skies clear for the rest of your saturday, sunday, cooler on sunday. we continue with the sunshine monday and tuesday.
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good morning. good morning, it is friday, january 3rd. i am anthony mason. we are in iraq with breaking development in a drone strike that killed the top commander. there is a growing risk of a wider conflict. >> i am tony. we look at how you can land your next position. >> first, today's eye opener at 8:00.
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a u.s. drone strike killed one of iran's most powerful leaders over night. this move is a surprise and it can also stir both nations closer to a war. >> that comes at a very high cost. there will be dead americans and dead civilian americans as a result of this possibly over the next few days. >> democrats don't question whether he was an enemy of the united states. they're upset the administration did not seek authorization. four hours of what is a 20 hours journey. people on board are fleeing one of the worst natural disaster australia ever seen. >> last night's gator bowl. tennessee was down 13 points with minutes to go and they scored two touchdowns.
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>> the loshoosiers had a chance take it. tennessee won it. >> the fans out here didn't give up on us and these guys found a way. this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. >> we'll begin with breaking news, the u.s. confrontation with iran entered a dangerous new phase with a targeted killed of iran's top leader. iran promises "crushing revenge." they killed the major general. he was the head of iran. the state department urged american civilians to leave iraq immediately. >> top commander of iranian back militants in iraq was also killed. iran's supreme leader warned a
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harsh retaliation is waiting for the u.s. president trump tweeted this morning. iran never won a war but never lost as a negotiation. this picture just came in showing people upset of the death pouring into the streets of several cities. >> pompeo tweeted out some iraqis celebrated the news of his killing. american lives were in danger. >> this is a man who put american lives at risk for a long time and last night was the time that we needed to distract to make sure the imminent attack that he was working actively was disrupted. >> ali williams has been reporting extensively in the middle east. >> reporter: it is part of
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president trump's maximum pressure campaign against the iranian. the killing of him and some other place in the middle east could see tensions between the u.s. and iran turn explosive. the loss of soleimani. he was not well known in the united states but he was one of the most powerful figures in the middle east. sometimes even touted as a possible future leader of iran. for americans, he was a problem. the u.s. designated a force a foreign terrorist organization. >> we are sending clear signals to iran leaders including soleimani. stop the regime behavior. >> the pentagon says soleimani
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was responsible for the death of hundreds of members and the attack of u.s. embassy in baghdad this week. many as soleimani admitted he was a genius, helping to show iraq the syrian regime. in iraq, ironically he and his forces were on the same side as the u.s., fighting against isis. >> by killing soleimani, it is dangerously in high tensions. iran already vowed to take harsh revenge. cbs news. >> this escalation comes after a serious of squirmishes between the u.s. and iran including iran downing of a u.s. drone and
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intimate involving ill tankers and facilities. the u.s. becalames iranians bacg militants. tuesday marks the start of two days of violence targeting the u.s. embassy? baghdad. the white house says iran distracted those protests. that led off to the strike that killed soleimani. our margaret brennan is joining us now. good morning. given the prominence of soleimani in the middle east, how is iran reacting to this killing and what kind of response should the u.s. expect going forward. >> this is a seismic event. this is huge. they're really shocked that this escalation took place. the trump administration is
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saying it wants to deescalate. this is like taking out another cia director of a vice president of the united states. yes, soleimani was considered a terrorist, he was a right hand man. he was a revere general. this is happening at the time the regime is desperate, but killing soleimani may help unifying iran. so the group he led is not going away even though the leader and strategists is gone. >> previous presidents have elected not to target him because of the potential impact so what do you think was buying the president's decision to do it now. >> anthony, this is an act of war. that's why past presidents have stop short of it.
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president trump's decision certainly is a bold one but we have little details into what made him make this decision. there was silence across national security community last night. pompeo is not giving a lot of details this morning but saying there was an active imminent plot against the united states. what's unusual in that was soleimani had been directing imminent attack against u.s. interests for 2.5 years and the trump administration have been sanctioned on iran, none of it have stopped iran's aggressive behavior. president trump has taken an extreme position of assassinating this leader but we don't know what happens next. >> margaret, in response to the u.s. air strikes on their soil. iraq's parliament is expected to vote to expel u.s. troops from the nation where the u.s. have a large and important presence there, what impact would that force withdraw have an america's
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goals on that region? >> well, this is so significant in terms of the spill over effect. this is a really uncomfortable position for baghdad to be in and what you raise is a really key question because the u.s. troops are only there with a permission and the request of the iraqi government, to use iraqi as a base of operation to do that. we have 5,000 u.s. troops in iraq. what happens to their presence? does iraq allow them to remain? intelligence remain ideas of iraq? assassinating soleimani causesmecauses a lot of complications for the leaders of iraq.pre-emptive str.
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they're telling americans to get out of iraq now. u.s. personnel has been drawn down. you have to believe that today there are considerations considering of taking further actions. we heard across the united states and new york city and other city looking domestically at security and procedures here on u.s. soil. you see the call from secretary of state calling american allies and the u.k. and france and germany trying to reassure them that this is not an attempt to escalate things into a war but rather to deescalate, those countries are concerned. what remains of the diplomatic deal of iran to keep its nuclear program frozen may have gone out the door yesterday with this assassination. there are a lot of worse case n scenarios being talked about. >> margaret, you can see margaret every sunday on "face the nation."
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one of the largest evacuations in australian history is under way today as massive bush fires burn out of control there. navy ships helped evacuate hundreds of people from beaches along the country's southeastern coast, and this is the town of malakuta which has been cut off for days by the devastating fires. more than 200 fires in all burning in australia's two most heavily populated states. that's new south wales and victoria. extreme heat and strong winds are in the forecast for tomorrow, and that could
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literally fan the flames which have already destroyed hundreds of homes and killed at least 19 people. cbs news meteorologist and climate specialist jeff berardelli is here. jeff, good morning. >> good morning. >> so what's the latest on the weather pattern we're seeing in australia? >> you know, we are seeing unprecedented conditions. and again today and tomorrow it's going to be extremely hot. let's set it up by talking about what's been happening the past couple of years. in a three-year drought in australia. on top of that, 2019, the hottest and driest year on record. just a couple of weeks ago, you may remember this, they hit 107 degrees for the average temperature of the whole country, breaking their old record by three degrees fahrenheit. as a meteorologist, that is remarkable, almost seems like it's not possible but it happened. >> what causes it? >> right. so what we have going on now is something called an indian ocean dye poll pattern. it's typical like el nino and la nina, it goes back and forth over the course of years.
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this year we've had an extreme indian ocean dye poll, a record. it's causing warm water in the western part of the indian ocean and cool water in the eastern part of the indian ocean. so we end up with rising air over the western part of the ocean right near africa. that causes rain. sinking air, dry air in the eastern part of the indian ocean, that causes indonesia and australia to dry out. we have an extreme pattern of this that's happening right now on top of what's happening with climate change. >> so the pattern is naturally occurring, but climate change could make it more intense? >> right. first of all, there's a study out that climate change is making this natural pattern worse and more extreme. but in addition to that, we're seeing gradual trends take place over the past century or so. and a couple of those are this -- first of all, the number of extreme heat days -- take a look. in 1910, 1920, almost zero extreme heat days. and now we're up to an average of around 15. that really dries out the soil.
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you can imagine the amount of heat. in addition, the gradual increase in temperature both of the ocean and also of the atmosphere has gone up -- in fact, the air has gone up around three degrees fahrenheit over 100 years. again, it gradually dries out the brush. lastly, fire danger in the southeast corner especially of australia. look at how much it's gone up over the past four decades or so. so this is a situation where climate change is kind of the backgrounds. when you have a natural pattern that's causing extreme fire danger, climate change spikes it, it enhances it, it turns extreme fire danger into catastrophic fire danger. >> would your expectation be, let's talk trajectories here. would you expect to see more fires like this in australia? switching to the u.s. context, are we going to see a similar pattern? >> there's no doubt about it. in australia, they're in the subtropics. we call it the rich get richer, the poor get poorer. places that get a lot of rain will get more, places that are dry like australia will continue to get drier and drier. it will get worse there. in the united states in places like california, not every year is a bad fire year.
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but when it's dry for a couple of years in a row, it will get worse. this will become a new norm, but only worse. one more thing i want to add is people are already having trouble getting insurance and mortgages in fire-prone areas of california. that's going to exacerbate the situation, not only for fires but also for folks that are flood prone and folks that live near sea level. once you can't get a mortgage or insurance on your home, you no longer can sell your home. >> you don't like hearing it the word fire and normal in the same sentence. thank you so much. appreciate you walking us through it. >> of course. a 911 dispatcher answered an emergency call from one of her own colleagues. ahead, how she saved her fellow dispatcher's life with a selfless donation. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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an emergency dispatcher in florida went above and beyond to answer an unusual call for help. it came from one of her
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co-workers. after it was done, their emotional reunion was caught on camera. jeslyn mesa who has lupus was searching for a kidney donor. in a desperate move, the mother of two reached out to her co-workers at the palm beach county sheriff's office. fellow dispatcher amber savoy agreed to be her donor even though she barely knew her. >> she's very good at pretending like there's nothing wrong. if i didn't try and, say, a week from now her kids lost their mom, i would feel awful that i could have tried to do something and didn't. and that if i tried and couldn't do it, tis was like, at least i put in my best effort. >> the transplant happened last month. it was successful, and both women say they will share a bond for life. i bet they will. >> stories are always amazing because there's care even after the surgery that one has to continue on. >> yeah. bonded for life and a bond in giving life. >> yes. absolutely true. all right. well, houses of worship have been the target of suspected
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hate crime attacks in recent weeks. so how do we stop them? rabbi angela bookdal and cbs contributor inran kemby are in our green room with answers. your local new tran10 this is a kpix 5 news morning update. >> good morning. as we head the roadways right now for the most part traffic is very light. easy conditions as you work your way on most of our bay area freeways. that's with the exception of this trouble spot. reddit some bally boulevard we have a trouble spot with a jackknifed trailer blocking the exit ramp. that's causing delays. that is our major hot spot right now. also some foggy spots reported through contra costa county specifically around highway 4 as you work your way around the antioch bridge. other than that it is quite on the freeways. if you want to use mass transit
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everything is on time. no delays and everything is on time this morning. a quick look at the san mateo bridge, so far things have been quite between 880 and 101 with no delays. getting on 101 is easy as well. both directions along the peninsula. happy friday to you and a beautiful start to the day with mainly sunny skies. high-level clouds in the sky and tracking areas of fog especially for the east bay. as we head through the afternoon will catch clearing for all of us and mild above average temps. the 60s for the bay and low to mid 60s in land with mostly sunny skies. specific location 60 for san francisco and oakland, 63 freemont, 65 san jose and 59 conquer. as we head through the afternoon you can see the sunshine in futurecast. light scattered showers with a week left weather system tonight and tomorrow morning. then we will see the clearing and son saturday afternoon, cooler and sunnier for sunday. sunshine continues monday and
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welcome back to welcome back to "cbs this morning." it is time to bring some of the stories that are the talk of the table this morning. that's where we each pick a story we would like to share with you at home. anthony is going first. >> ahmthe fire disaster in australia, one bird is attracting attention of the sound its making. take a look. >> that's an australian magpies. it is imitating the sound of an emergency sirens. the bird was spotted in newcastle in areas where fire
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crews were battling deadly fires. their mimicking the sound of sirens. the person who saw this bird took a video of this. there are what is it, nine million of acres of birds in australia. 1300 homes destroyed and things are going to get worse this weekend. >> especially when you factor in the climate change. it is like may i approanature i sounding the alarm. >> tony, what do you have? >> i have a fun study of office plans. there may be simple things you can do. put a tinie tiny plant on your desk. this is according to a new study in japan. some are giving a plant and some are not. they were told to take a three minute break when feeling fatigue. those who had a plant on their
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desk found their anxiety decreased significantly. it is a small study but here is the thing. only a small plant will do the trick. this can be an economic way for office workers and office workers to reduce all the other ways that they counter act. >> i tried this. my daughter gave me a plant when she visited a planetary and she said hold onto it and make sure you water it, i got all stressed out. >> bonsai plant and cactus. >> some are better than others? >> my daughter has a new job. i need a succulent. >> you don't have to water it, i will do it really well. >> it is aimed at business owners. as oppose to changing the bigger
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picture. you are only getting one week of vacation here. >> there is a succulent. >> that's one way to relief stress, i guess. i have a cool story, the oscar nomination on january 13th, an animated short film is getting a lot of recognitions. take a look. >> are you ready to do this? >> first, you want to moisturize your beautiful curls and now part all your hair into sections. >> hair love is an about african-american father who intends to style his daughter's hair for the first time. a former nfl player who plays for the jaguars, bengals and panthers and ravens, they'll find out again at the end of january 13th. beautiful film. i shed a tear.
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i am not going to giveaway the ending. you talk about natural hair and you see a black father taking care of his daughter. >> he has been an executive producer on "black clans man" and he also worked on cbs' "twilight zone." turning onto other news, police are investigating a number of hate crimes. wednesday, a man was assaulted in brooklyn. it was the latest in the string of anti-semitc violence. there were more than 1,347 cases. a gunman killing two church goers in white settlement,
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texas. the daughter said her father is still in a coma and the prognosis is grim. an emotional plea, she calls everyone to stand up against hate. >> guys, i am begging you, if you are watching this, please stand up and stop this hatred. it can't keep going on. >> he's also a cbs news contributor, good morning to you both. thank you for being here. why are we seeing this rash of violence against anti-semitic attacks? >> i dpgrew up in a time where thought anti-semitism will be
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dead. it was really not okay to express those kinds of views. it is not a coincidence that you are now at a time when any eye witnesses to that horrible war are basically dying out andty thi i think the timing. people now think of the holocaust, and so i think there is something about that, that makes this time a time where anti-semitism is up again. we are at a time for in tolerance all around. >> professor, do you think hate in america is something that's lingering in our past or it is growing and getting worse? >> it is getting worse. i think part of the reasons is because you have many americans who are struggling, you have many americans who are trying to figure out why they are struggling and you have other
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people telling them because those other people, they're sort of coming after you and so in many ways, people are attacking back because they think that's the source of their pain when in fact there is another source presumably. >> there are precursor to the act of violence. before we go over to a jewish person on the street, there are steps that you take psychologically. can you talk about how to combat those precursor violence? >> i think so many different ways and racial groups and black people and we think jewish people. and i think in my ways we consume those ideas and i think those ideas then lead to hate, these ideas and these bigotries are lethal and we are seeing this all over the country. >> are we optimistic that we'll be able to fight this anti-semitism by not hearing people like yourself but some of
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the training we heard of officers taking part and communities are speaking up about it. >> i have to be optimistic because i can't believe that we are going to continue down this hole. i think what makes me feel optimistic is i have seen the response, both political leaders and good people of america. so while we hear a lot of horrible stories and every single attack, i also think what's not being reported is how people are rising together and building a coalition together, that'll be the way to fight this. no what do you think is the most important way to respond after incidents like this, obviously stepping up security. in the larger sense, what do we do? >> i think each and every individual should look in the mirror and ask themselves, do i harbor any of these forms of bigotry, am i believing any ideas of jewish people or about any racial group of people or
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ethic group of people. you see how it can harm other people. >> responsibility for us too to speak up. >> racism has its own forms of discrimination and i think anti-semitism is people have not recognized the troves. it is happening for the jewish community at this time. >> thank you all for joining us with that jeeducation. thank you. >> ahead what you need to know of the growing trend in job applications and what you can do if you are
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in our "work in progress" in our work in progress inquiry with linked in, we are looking at a hiring trend. job candidates are being asked to create a list of assignments before they are offered the position. 32% of managers report using job auditions to screen candidates. 84% considers an effective hiring tool. it can alienate some employees especially if they do not get
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that job. >> a lot of hiring managers say this is better than a resume. the question many people may have is this fair? >> i think people are split on whether this is fair or not. for some people this is a great way to show what they know to get into the company especially if you don't have the right background. you are also asking people, respective employers, giving up their time to give up their most valuable resource which is how they think and do it all for free while they have another job or while they are looking for a job. >> some of these auditions people reported last week, they talk about this is like creative theft. they come in and give all their ideas. some companies are asking for three or five year plans. spend the weekend and put it together. for a prospect let's say you are
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deserate for a job, should i invest the time and give up the weekend and stay away from my kids or take time off from work to do this. it is hard to figure out. >> what should a job seeker do if they are up front with this challenge? >> you got to make sure there are a lot of jobs. th linkedin saying i interviewed for this position, and it became clear after the fifth, sixth, seventh interview they didn't know what the position was. it was unclear whether there was a position. they were fishing for ideas. make sure there is a job. understands what the details are, and then negotiate. also realize this is -- this is dating. you are -- it's not just a one-sided deal. you got to figure out whether you want to work for the company. >> is there a benefit if the companies are able to pay you a little bit for that? >> a number of companies -- i found this. i posted something about this 48 hours ago, got 350 comments. people saying the craziest stories. one of the most interesting parts was that some companies are now paying people for this. and a lot of people were surprised. they said, i came in, i spent a
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day helping a company think through something, and suddenly the i got a check. that's a one-win. especially when employer branding is important. you don't want to buy from a company that's treated you poorly. paying helps. >> quickly, if a company asks you for ideas in this audition, what do you say? >> i mean, i think you need to know internally what is -- what's your time limit. that's the most important thing. i'm willing to give up to two hours of free labor. and i'll go and help. the other thing, think about giving general ideas, not tactics. you want to explain how you think, not exactly what you would do. that's the key. >> good tip. all right. thank you so much, appreciate it. before we go, before you go, as well, we'll look back at all that mattered this week. we'll be right back.
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that does it for us. tune in to "cbs evening news" tonight. as we leave you, let's look back at all that mattered this week. have a fabulous weekend,
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everybody. thanks for being with us. >> first week of 2020. first weekend of 2020, as well. >> 51 to go. a u.s. drone strike killed one of iran's most powerful military leaders. iran vows a harsh response. >> reporter: the drone strike eliminated a key enemy, but it could also put americans throughout the middle east at greater risk. the world is a better place without him. the problem is that comes at a very high cost. >> reporter: more than a quarter of the country is on fire. this state of emergency is rocking australia to its core. people are trapped -- >> reporter: investigators are praising the heroic actions of several parishioners. >> someone that was evil and had evil intent. this team responded quickly. within six seconds, the shooting was over. >> reporter: an elderly man was seriously hurt in the stabbing. he's still in critical condition. >> the face of hate. >> reporter: when the land known as the hermit kingdom, it's not
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this is a kpix 5 news morning update. >> good morning. it is 8:55. if you're headed out the door we have a one traffic alert that is slowing traffic on 680 south down. a jackknife big red. the backup is pretty sick to thicken. south bound 680, the right lane is blocked. because of that the right lane is close everything slow and go traffic. a heads up if you're coming off of highway 4 through any act. we have reports a spot foggy spots. 880 south bound, one thing blocked so not too far from the
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coliseum we have a broken down vehicle. 880 not bad and traffic is light in both directions. the bay bridge looking good. no metering lights and traffic conditions are quiet. quiet on the san mateo bridge and no delays on the richmond- san rafael bridge. happy friday to you. we are starting off the day with mostly sunny skies. a beautiful view with her salesforce tower camera looking at mount diablo on this friday morning. here's what you can expect that you head through the afternoon. upper 50s for the coast, to mid- 60s and land. mild to above average temps. some high-level clouds. 60 in -- as we head through the afternoon we will catch the sunshine pick a few clouds return tonight and a weak system pushes in late tonight overnight and into early tomorrow with the high. saturday afternoon oc the skies clear and plenty of sunshine, cooler temps on saturday,
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plenty of sun monday and for tuesday and a chance for showers for the north bay on wednesday.
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