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all: cbs cares! i know one of the big questions that will come up repeatedly is is this terrorism? and i am still not willing to say that we know that for sure. we are definitely making some movements that it is a possibility. we are making some adjustments to our investigation. it is a possibility. but we don't know that yet. and we're not willing to go down that road yet. >> david, the relationship between the two dead suspects? >> unknown at this point. >> how old approximately are they? >> i do not even know that. this is -- >> what about the third suspect? there was talk of a third suspect. >> there is a third suspect. and i don't know the disposition of that suspect. i woul defer that question to the chief. what i will tell you on any
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indications of terrorism are this investigation, and i told a few of you already, we will go where the evidence takes us. it's possible it goes down that road. it's also possible it does not. we're just not sure yet. and when we are fairly sure we will let you know. >> david, do you have a motive -- >> is this possibly terrorism? >> there are a number of potential -- there's a few potential things, but we just don't know. and i'm not willing to go down that road. this is a very fluid active investigation. we are still gathering facts. all the heads of agencies that we have here. we are still gathering some of these facts ourselves because this scene is strewn throughout the city and into another city. and it's incredibly fluid. and that's just the way these things -- we'll get there when we get there. >> any information about the identity of the third suspect, description, age, anything? >> i should have included that in my -- when i talked a moment ago. so as i said, we had an officer-involved shooting on san bernardino avenue between mountain view and richardson. there were two people in the vehicle.
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both of those people are deceased. there was a third person that was seen running away. we do not know if they were involved. we have that person detained. i don't have any information on who that person is yet, and we certainly do not know if they were involved. it's possible that they were not. in addition to that and the reason we put things out on social media that we asked for people to shelter in place in those neighborhoods is because there were some folks that called in and had reported that they heard folks -- they heard somebody jumping fences and they reported some of that activity in the neighborhood. we don't know if that was possibly responding officers, but we took a cautious approach. we locked down the neighborhood. we asked people to shelter in place. and we searched that neighborhood extensively. as of a couple minutes ago we just got word that that search has been wrapped up, no additional folks have been contacted or seen there, so we feel that that area is safe and we can lift that shelter in place order there. >> do you have any information on why this location? >> we do not have a motive. >> approximate age of the suspects. >> we do not -- i do not have that right now. keep in mind that i said there
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were some things that were causing the officers to take a very, very cautious approach in approaching those suspects. so we just are not that far into the investigation yet. >> [ inaudible ]. is that possible? >> i'm sorry? >> possibility these suspects may have had suicide vests or something similar? >> i don't know. i have not heard suicide vest, no. >> do you believe this situation is all clear, that people are safe, or there are still more shooters potentially out there? >> we feel confident about the neighborhood where the officer-involved shooting took place that we have secured that and there's nobody outstanding there. reasonably confident on that. on the broader scale of the investigation, as i said, early on we had information there were potentially three shooters. we are still at a point where we are tracking down that information, we're going to try to continue to identify if there was a third person involved or potentially even more people that might have been involved in the planning but we're still pretty early on that part of the investigation. >> [ inaudible ]. >> -- holiday party -- >> i can't listen to all of them. >> there's a report out that at the holiday party somebody left
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angrily, went out, came back with two other people, guns, and started firing. any truth to that? >> so there are -- i have heard that they were in a meeting or holiday party type event at the inland regional center. somebody did leave, but we have no idea if that is the person that came back. >> so that's a possibility then? >> somebody did leave. there was some type of dispute or something when somebody left that party, but we have no idea if those are the people that came back. >> do you have any idea what kind of weapons were recovered at the site of the shootout. you said long guns initially. >> they were assault style weapons. yeah, that type of weapon, yes. >> are there explosives near that black suv currently? >> there was a report that they potentially threw what was identified as a pipe bomb. i think we've rendered that device safe. it was not an explosive. i think we're still working on
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the vehicle and making sure that that is safe. >> can you give us anything on description of these suspects, their appearance, ethnicity, anything, age? >> just the way it was described to me as -- and i said this in the first press conference. they came dressed and equipped and i think the people we have at the scene that are deceased are dressed in that way. they're dressed in dark kind of tactical gear is the best way i'll put it. >> ethnicity, anything like that? >> i don't know. >> since you served the search warrant, is it your understanding -- >> i didn't say we served a search warrant. >> okay. we understand you served a search warrant, we're being told. so is it your understanding they were holed up in the general area then the whole time, they never left? >> no, no. there was information on the early part of the investigation as we started to develop information, there was one particular focus area. a couple. but one particular focus area we went to, and it was one of those follow-up focus areas that led to the house in redlands that led to the pursuit that led to the active shooting. >> did they live there?
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was that their house? >> the address was connected to the follow-up we had. i don't know who the suspects are, nor do i know if that is where they lived. >> do you believe that the police killed the two people at the -- >> [ inaudible ]. >> they were carrying assault style weapons. >> ak-47? >> i don't know the specific caliber or make or model of the gun. >> chief, the arrests -- >> hold on. real quick. >> the people in the suv. >> there were two people in the suv. both of them are deceased. >> during this gunfire between the suspects and police -- >> i don't know. >> [ inaudible ]. >> don't know. okay. we're going to try to do another press conference sometime around 8:30, 9:00. hopefully we'll have more information for you at that time. thank you. >> we have been watching the late news conference by jarrod burguan, who is the police chief in san bernardino. to recap a few of the highlights, police acting on a tip were led to that vehicle, the suv. two people, two suspects were killed in the suv. the police chief said they were
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armed with assault rifles and pistols. a third person who was running from the scene has been detained, but police are not saying he is the third suspect that they have been searching for. president obama today was being interviewed by norah o'donnell of "cbs this morning" when he he got word of the shooting. >> mr. president, it appears there's been another mass shooting in california. what do you know? >> well, we don't know that much yet. it's still an active situation. fbi is on the ground offering assistance to local officials as they need it. it does appear that there are going to be some casualties. and you know, obviously our hearts go out to the victims and the families. the one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world. and there are some steps we could take not to eliminate
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every one of these mass shootings but to improve the odds that they don't happen as frequently. common sense gun safety laws, stronger background checks, and for those who are concerned about terrorism, some may be aware of the fact that we have a no-fly list where people can't get on planes with you those same people who we don't allow to fly can go into a store right now in the united states and buy a firearm and there's nothing that we can do to stop them. that's a law that needs to be changed. and so my hope is that we're able to contain this particular shooting, and we don't yet know what the motives of the shooters are but what we do know is there are steps we can take to make
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americans safer and that we should come together on a bipartisan basis at every level of government to make these rare as opposed to normal. we should never think that this is something that just happens in the ordinary course of events because it doesn't happen with the same frequency in other countries. >> the president today with norah o'donnell. we have an interview with an eyewitness to the massacre in san bernardino, and we'll have that for you when we come back.
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one of the witnesses today is sally abdelmageed, who works at the inland regional center, the building where the attack took place. she saw the attackers enter the building, and we spoke to her by phone. >> i heard shots fired, and it was from an automatic weapon. very unusual. why would we hear shots? as we look out the window, a second set of shots goes off, and it's pop, pop, pop, pop. and we saw a man fall to the floor. then we just look and we saw three men dressed in all black military attire with vests on, holding assault rifles. and they -- soon as they opened up the doors to building 3, and one of them opened up the door to building 3.
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he starts to shoot all over into the room. that's the room we typically have conferences and we just heard more gunshots go off. i got out my phone. i reached for my phone. i called 911. and i hid under my desk. i didn't see any more. i just heard more gunshots go off as i was talking to dispatch. we went into my manager's office, locked the door, barricaded it. we heard running and things happening upstairs. about 30 minutes later someone came to the door and knocked on the door but we didn't obviously answer and another 15 minutes later someone came and took us into a secure room. >> ms. abdelmageed, can you describe to me in as much detail
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as you can, what did the gunman look like? >> i couldn't see his face. he had a black hat on and from my view all i could see was just a black hat and black long-sleeve shirt, possibly gloves on. he had black cargo pants on, the kinds with zippers on the side and the big puffy pockets. he had a huge assault rifle. he had extra ammo. he was coming ready for -- he was coming ready for something. to reload. i don't know. he had magazines. i couldn't see what else. i saw -- i just saw three dressed exactly the same. >> you're certain you saw three men? >> yes. it looked like their skin color was white. they looked like they were athletic build, and they appeared to be tall. >> and of course we've just learned that one of the suspects was actually a woman.
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here's the latest on the mass shooting in san bernardino, california. two suspects are dead. one man, one woman. they were killed in a shootout with police, who had chased down their suv, that vehicle in the middle of the shot there. a third person is in custody, though police say he may not be involved. one officer was lightly wounded. tonight police are searching a home in neighboring redlands, california and searching the inland regional center, the site of the shooting, searching both of those places for bombs. the killers, dressed in military gear, shot more than 30 people. at least 14 are dead. 17 others are wounded. 10 of them critically. the attack happened during a holiday luncheon attended by workers from the county department of health.
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the motive is not known. terrorism has not been ruled out. homeland security correspondent jeff pegues is following the investigation. jeff? >> scott, some of the leads that investigators are getting to this point have come because of a name that surfaced really early on in the minutes after this shooting. law enforcement sources, multiple law enforcement sources confirm for cbs news that one of the possible suspects mentioned is syed farook. he worked for the department of health. again, this is a name that has been confirmed by multiple law enforcement sources as a possible suspect in this shooting. also we're getting new information about what was found in the vehicle. remember, there was this black vehicle that was described as leaving the scene of the shooting. according to law enforcement sources, an ar-15 style rifle was found in that vehicle along with two pistols as well.
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investigators are right now trying to trace those weapons. in addition, as the vehicle was fleeing, the suspects inside, according to law enforcement officials, threw a piece of metal from the vehicle. it was a piece of metal pipe is how it was described to us. it was thrown from the suv. as it turns out, it was not an explosive device. there was some concern that that piece of metal was some sort of pipe bomb type device. but that was not the case. again, two of the suspects are dead. that according to investigators who released that information just minutes ago. a male and a female. investigators are still looking into the possibility that a third suspect was involved as well. scott? >> jeff pegues, thank you very much. our cbs news coverage of the massacre will continue on our 24-hour digital news network, cbsn, which is available on all devices at cbsnews.com. for all of us at cbs news, all around the world, good night.
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♪ >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the overnight news. i'm don dahler. there's no word whether the latest mass shootings in california are the work of terrorists or anyone connected with the islamic state. but overseas the united states military's getting a powerful new ally in the battle against the terror group. the british parliament voted to allow the royal air force to begin strikes against isis targets in syria. the vote came after a raucous ten-hour debate. but in the end prime minister david cameron convinced the lawmakers. >> in moving this motion i'm not pretending that the answers are simple. the situation in syria is incredibly complex. i'm not overstating the contribution that our incredible servicemen and women can make. neither am i ignoring the risks
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of military action. nor am i pretending that military action is any more than one part of the answer. i'm absolutely clear that we must pursue a comprehensive strategy that also includes political, diplomatic, and humanitarian action. and i know that the long-term solution in syria as in iraq must ultimately be a government that represents all of its people and one that can work with us to defeat the evil organization of isil for good. but mr. speaker, notwithstanding all of this -- in a moment. notwithstanding all of this, there is a simple question at the heart of the debate today. we face a fundamental threat to our security. isil have brutally murdered british hostages. they've inspired the worst terrorist attack against british people since 7-7 on the beaches of tunisia, and they've plotted atrocity after atrocity on the streets here at home. >> charlie d'agata has more from london. >> reporter: prime minister david cameron made it clear where he stands on the issue saying anyone who votes against air strikes in syria is a
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terrorist sympathizer. this all comes as the u.s. is about to dramatically step up efforts on the ground. british tornado fighter jets like these will join the u.s.-led air campaign against isis targets in syria within days. but it is on the ground that the united states is about to take the fight to isis. the pentagon has announced that about 200 special operations forces will be deployed to the northern iraq city of erbil. from there they will conduct raids in both iraq and syria. defense secretary ash carter told congress the new forces will help gather intelligence and hunt down isis leaders. >> this is an important capability because it takes advantage of what we're good at and it puts everybody on notice. >> reporter: in a bid to save face and aimed at the iraqis themselves, iraq's prime minister haider al abadi said his forces were capable of defeating isis without the help of foreign combat troops. secretary of state john kerry
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said the iraqis were fully briefed. >> we will continue to work very, very closely with our iraqi partners on exactly who would be deployed, where they would be deployed. >> reporter: the iraqi military appears poised to face a critical test. the takeback of the city of ramadi. tv announcements have warned civilians in ramadi to evacuate their homes immediately. while isis militants are reportedly threatening to kill anybody who tries. a success in ramadi may help prove that months of air strikes along with capable ground forces are having an impact on isis militants. but in an interview with czech television syrian president bashar al assad said air strikes from the u.s. and its coalition allies were having the opposite effect. >> isis has extended the recruits from around the world has increased.
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the battle against isis is also taking play here in the united states. an investigation by george washington university found that 56 suspects tied to isis have been arrested this year. that's the most terrorists since the 9/11 attacks. most of the fbi investigations are taking place in new york and minnesota. jeff pegues reports. >> reporter: of the 71 people charged so far with isis-related activities, most are men and 25 years old or younger, and they come from an array of ethnic groups and socioeconomic and educational statuses. >> no common profile. spread throughout the country. >> reporter: lorenzo vedino is one of the report's authors. so there's no cookie cutter i.d. of who these people are? >> could not be more heterogeneous. >> and that's a problem for law enforcement. >> profiling absolutely does not work. >> reporter: no other case perhaps is more representative of that than the arrest of a mississippi couple in august. mohammed dakhlalla and jalen young were arrested after the fbi noticed their pro-isis
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twitter posts. after the last year fbi director james comey has said repeatedly that his agents have their work cut out for them. >> there isn't a particular demographic. as to location or to age. the syrian travelers early on ranged something like 18 to 63. >> reporter: the report says the so-called isis-u.s. echo chamber continues to attract followers continues to attract followers on twitter with posts like this one -- "mujahadin are true real men." 300 identified isis sympathizers involved in the isis twitter scene were monitored during the study and nearly 1/3 of the tracked accounts are purportedly operated by women. a lot of what's said online is just talk. but the report concludes that at some point a subset of americans inside the domestic isis bubble will move from chatter to action. one day after he fired the local police superintendent chicago mayor rahm emanuel is facing calls for him to step
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down as well. garry mccarthy was fired for his handling of the investigation into a police killing. a white officer shot a black teenager 16 times. it took 13 months for the video of the shooting to be released and for the officer to be charged with murder. critics now want an investigation into both emanuel and the local prosecutor. dean reynolds reports. >> reporter: police superintendent garry mccarthy has been under pressure since protests followed the release of this police dash cam video showing choice police officer jason van dyke shooting 17-year-old laquan mcdonald 16 times last october. many, including local politicians, called for mccarthy to resign, and tuesday mayor emanuel followed through. >> he has become an issue rather than dealing with the issue. >> reporter: the mayor also announced the creation of a new police accountability task force. >> 16 shots! >> reporter: but a group of faith and community leaders demonstrating outside the mayor's office called for an
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independent police auditor instead. >> the mayor calling for a special task force is kind of like the fox watching the hen house! >> reporter: emanuel faces criticism over his administration's handling of police controversies. the city released the mcdonald shooting video only after a judge ordered it be made public. critics say emanuel withheld release of the tape for political reasons, concerned it could affect his re-election bid. now the mother of another young black man also shot by police here last year is fighting to have the dash cam video of that shooting released. 25-year-old ronald johnson was killed by an officer last october. police say he pointed a gun at them. johnson's mother and her attorney say they have already seen the video. >> the dash cam video, which i'm not allowed to show you today, clearly shows that he was not carrying a weapon nor did he ever turn and point anything. >> reporter: now, the attorney for johnson's mother says that
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♪ the next republican presidential debate is less than two weeks away, and a new cbs news/"new york times" poll shows the race for the nomination is getting tighter. donald trump remains the front-runner with 27%, but marco rubio and ted cruz are closing the gap, now at 17% and 16%. and ben carson is fading. nancy cordes reports. >> reporter: trump's recent comments about muslims and a disabled reporter clearly have not hurt him. in fact, he's up three points since last month. nearly half of his supporters say they have made up their minds, which is something else that separates him from the rest of the field. >> they're weak generally. you want to know the truth. but i won't say that. >> reporter: at a nighttime rally in new hampshire trump dismissed the rest of the gop
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pack and repeated his debunked claim that he saw thousands of muslims celebrating in new jersey on 9/11. >> and i saw it and a lot of peop saw it. >> reporter: as proof he cited a newspaper article as well as clips from new york station wcbs and from mtv in 2001. none of which showed a large celebration. >> there has been no jubilee in the streets. there hasn't been, you know, neighbor out in the neighborhoods having fun or thinking this was a great or glorious idea. >> reporter: in dubuque, iowa former florida governor jeb bush accused trump of saying things he knows aren't accurate for shock value. >> he's gone too far and he's showing a lack of seriousness as being capable of being president. >> reporter: bush is stuck at 5% in the latest quinnipiac poll while senators marco rubio and ted cruz are both up three points from last month. nonetheless, bush set his sights on democratic front-runner hillary clinton, and these
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comments she made to charlie rose about fighting isis. >> in terms of thousands of combat troops like some on the republican side are recommending, i think that should be a non-starter. >> reporter: bush said he'd leave all options on the table. >> this is all political for her. this should be viewed as a national security threat because that's exactly what it is. if you start by creating preconditions for america's leadership, you're not going to have followers. it's plain and simple. >> reporter: the clinton campaign tells cbs news she does support sending in more special operations forces, just not tens of thousands of american troops. clinton is up seven points in the latest quinnipiac poll and now leads bernie sanders among democratic voters, christine, by a margin of 2-1. despite her lead in the polls, hillary clinton is facing new questions about her close ties to wall street. especially when she was secretary of state. charlie rose asked her about that. >> the fact is i saw a lot of people when i was secretary of state and i worked really hard
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to increase exports from american businesses. i saw a lot of business people, i saw a lot of union leaders. i saw as many people as i could fit in the day who needed something from their government. fred smith would call me up from fedex and say the chinese government's taking away our permits, we've been in china for decades doing federal express. or corning, a company that i knew well from my time in the senate. they're trying to put a tariff on us that is going to drive us out of business. you know, i worked really hard to get more jobs for americans. and that meant representing big business and small business and everybody in between. >> have you suffered from the fact that they say you're too close to wall street? has that hurt your image in your judgment, running for president? >> i don't think so. i have stood for a lot of regulation on big banks and on the financial services sector. i also represented new york and represented everybody from the dairy farmers to -- >> from wall street to the dairy farmers. >> yeah.
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everybody. so yes, do i know people? and did i help rebuild after 9/11? yes, i did. but that -- >> and did you take money from them? >> yeah. but that has nothing to do with my positions. anybody who thinks they can influence me on that ground doesn't know me very well. >> why do you want to be president? you've had a remacable life. you've been in the white house. there it is. >> there it is. right. well, i'm not doing it to move back, in although it's a wonderful place. >> so why are you doing it? >> because i really -- >> is it about history? is it the first woman? >> no. that would all be an extra added part of it. but for me i really love this country and i think this will be one of those watershed elections where we're either going to get the economy to work for everybody or we are going to see increasing inequality and unfairness in a way that we haven't seen since the 1920s. >> but you know a lot of people think the biggest problem for america is washington. that's the problem. and that's part of -- reflected in some of the politics that we
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see. >> that's true. but look at the way our founders set it up. they set up this separation of powers and they made it really difficult to get things done. and some years it's really hard. and we're in one of these periods where we have a minority within the other party that doesn't believe in compromise, doesn't believe in reaching consensus. >> but they're attacking them. that's not the way to do it. >> no. because part of what you have to do is make it clear to everyone else who is in that party that there is room for negotiation. >> police in juneau, alaska still don't know what caused the death of greg fisk who had just been elected mayor. his body was found in his home. maria villarreal has the latest from the alaskan capital. >> reporter: juneau police tell us there were injuries found on greg fisk's body when it was found here at his home by his son. but they don't have a cause of
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death and the investigation continues. police arrived at juneau mayor greg fisk's home after receiving a 911 call from his son. they found the body of the 70-year-old inside the front room of the house with injuries that the police say could be characterized as signs of trauma. >> i really, really love this town. i think it's a very special place. >> reporter: fisk's death comes less than two months after he defeated the city's incumbent mayor in a landslide. as word of fisk's death spread on monday, so did rumors that he may have been assaulted. >> juneau is a small town. it's about 33,000 people here. and there are no roads in or out of the city. when gossip starts spreading, it's easy for things to spread quickly. >> reporter: bob king was a long-time friend and neighbor of the mayor. >> there was a recent murder here in town that had people on
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edge. when you have an unattended death like this people do get nervous and the like. and these questions are -- come up. >> reporter: in a statement juneau police called the assault claims speculation and said an autopsy would be performed to determine the cause of death. they also tell cbs news there was no forced entry, no gunshot wound, no suspicion of suicide, and nothing to indicate drugs or drug use were involved. >> i do think it's unlikely, however, that foul play was involved just because he was a very popular guy. he was an outgoing person. the fact that he won an election by such a wide margin. >> reporter: fisk lived alone and was discovered by his son ian, who was checking on his father after the mayor missed several meetings on monday. in a statement ian thanked the juneau community for its support and also denied suggestions of foul play, saying, "at this time we have no reason to speculate as to the cause of his death and are awaiting the results of his autopsy." the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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♪ you make me feel ♪ so spring has sprung. if you're finally done with your turkey leftovers from thanksgiving, you may want to try something different. squirrel. believe it or not, there's 100 different ways to cook a squirrel. they even have a contest in arkansas.
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luke burbank had a taste. ♪ >> reporter: weekend cooking competitions are a pretty common sight south of the mason-dixon line. but there was something very uncommon about the one held on a recent saturday in bentonville, arkansas. the food itself. >> welcome to the 2015 world champion squirrel cook-off. >> reporter: that's right. squirrel. whether you find them adorable or think of them as rats with cuter tails, you probably never considered eating them. that is, unless you're from the south. >> get to cooking! whoo! [ cheers ] >> you don't have to promote that it's organic, that it's grass-fed, anything of that nature. it just is. i mean, this is tree to table. >> reporter: joe wilson is the guy behind the cook-off. he says cooking squirrel is a tradition that goes back
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generations. >> it's extremely important that we hold on to the culture and the heritage of our community. i started this thing about five years ago to promote the sustainable use of wild game as a dinner, as a table fare. >> reporter: in the cook-off 36 colorfully named teams had two hours to produce a dish and a side dish. and all the squirrel being served had to be caught by the chefs themselves or their friends. since buying or selling wild game meat is actually illegal. contest favorites brothers blaine and brandon estes have won the competition twice in its five-year history. this year they were competing with squirrel sliders and a squirrel bisque. >> yeah. that sounds pretty fancy. >> sounds like we know what we're talking about. >> you don't usually hear those words in the same sentence, squirrel bisque. >> no. >> reporter: here's the thing about cooking squirrel, though. even if you're a two-time world champion, you're going to get some pushback. >> my wife wouldn't cook this. >> no. and you know, our mom is a great
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cook, but even as kids she wouldn't cook squirrel. >> no. >> if you shoot it, you have to eat it. oh, yeah, and you have to cook it too. >> reporter: and that seems to be a big part of the messaging here, that this is an example of good animal stewardship, of eating what you hunt, even if it's a rodent. >> heaven. >> reporter: we've now arrived at the part of the story where we are legally obligated to ask the question, on the minds of those still watching the program. how does squirrel taste? >> may i? >> yeah, go ahead. >> thanks. is it seasoned? >> it's just plain boiled. >> that's good. >> reporter: it was my first taste of squirrel but not my last. inexplicably, i'd agreed to serve as one of the contest's judges. a decision i was beginning to regret. >> so 80% of meat inside the dish should be squirrel.
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>> if i'm allergic to squirrel, is that a problem? [ laughter ] >> reporter: once the judging was under way, though, i had to admit most of the dishes tasted really good and showed amazing creativity. >> wow. look at the place mat. it's like i'm in a moroccan restaurant. >> reporter: of course 20 or so dishes later and i was the one starting to feel squirrelly. >> wow. >> awesome. >> reporter: as these iron chefs tested my not so iron stomach, there was one silver lining. >> this year i think we were pretty light on squirrel desserts. but in the past, you know, we've had squirrel ice cream. we've had squirrel brains with cream cheese in a puff pastry. >> i'm happy that this was a light year for that and i was one of the judges. >> the dessert category can be fairly rough. >> reporter: the day's winning dish turned out to be squirrel empanadas with cilantro lime dipping sauce. it seems fitting for a contest that's embraced by some and maligned by others that the winning dish was empanadas, something that wasn't even
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facebook founder mark zuckerberg and his wife, priscilla chan, were in a giving mood after the birth of their daughter, so they decided to donate a fortune. $45 billion worth of facebook stock to charity. anna warner has the details. >> reporter: the philanthropic pledge was written in a letter to their daughter maxima, who was born last week. zuckerberg and his wife say they're committed to education, eradicating disease, and reducing poverty. >> having this child has made us think about all of the things that should be improved in the world for her whole generation. >> reporter: the birth of maxima chan zuckerberg prompted new parents mark and priscilla to write this letter.
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"dear max, like all parents we want you to grow up in a world better than ours today. our society has an obligation to invest now, to improve the lives of all those coming into this world." the couple plans to put 99% of their facebook shares over time into the chan-zuckerberg initiative. those publicly traded shares are currently worth about $45 billion. >> zuckerberg could usher in a new era of philanthropy. if you look around silicon valley right now, lots of people are getting very rich very fast. >> reporter: "forbes" estimates zuckerberg's net worth at $46.8 billion. nearly five years ago zuckerberg signed the giving pledge in which billionaires like warren buffett and bill and melinda gates agree to donate the majority of their wealth to charity. >> we need to make sure there are investments in programs that ensure that the future isn't going to be like today, the future's going to be better than today. >> reporter: the chan-zuckerberg initiative was formed as an llc, a limited liability corporation, instead of a foundation to give it more latitude to pursue its mission by funding non-profit organizations, making private investments, and participating
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in policy debates. in 2010 zuckerberg and chan gave $100 million to the city of newark, new jersey for its public school system. but some educators and parent groups claim the gift caused political havoc and resulted in a public backlash over teacher contracts and charter schools. last month on facebook zuckerberg said, "we now better understand why it can take years to build the support to durably cement the changes needed to provide every student with a high-quality education." well, zuckerberg says he does not plan to give away more than 1 billion a year for the next three years and that he will retain his controlling interests in facebook for the foreseeable future. >> and that's the overnight news for this thursday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm don dahler.
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captioning funded by cbs act of terror. 14 people are dead and more than a dozen others wounded in a mass shooting in california. this morning, the motive of two suspected shooters remains a mystery to investigators. it's thursday, december 3rd, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. early this morning the police identified two shooters suspected of opening fire at a california social sfgs center. authorities have yet to

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