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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, may 13th, 2016. this is "cbs morning news." breaking over, the white house is set to make a sweeping announcement directing all u.s. schools to give transgender students the right to use the restroom they're most comfortable in. a meeting of the minds for donald trump and republican party leaders. paul ryan said discussions went well but stopped short of supporting the presumptive nominee. manipulation allegations. is facebook faking its trending stories? ceo mark zuckerberg responds to claims his social network is rigged against the right. and the invictus games come
to a close. prince harry's event proving whether or not they won the gold, all wounded warriors are champions. ♪ this is my fight song take back my life song ♪ ♪ prove i'm all right song good morning from the studio 57 headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with the battle over transgender rights. today the obama administration will tell every public school district in america to allow transgender stops use the bathroom of their choice. the letter does not carry the force of law, but it does carry an implicit threat. the white house describes it as guidance. hena daniels is here in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. guidance implying that failing to comply could lead to the risk of schools losing federal funding. the obama administration says it wants to clarify the expectations of public schools when it comes to the rights of
transgender students. while not bound by law, the tone of the letter is forceful. the obama administration will recommend that all public schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms according to their chosen gender identity. in excerpts of the letter obtained by "the new york times," the white house maintains "the desire to accommodate others' miscomfort cannot justify a policy that singles out and disadvantages a certain class of students." failure to comply would put the students at risk of losing federal funding. the guidance comes in the same week the justice department took legal action against the state of north carolina over its law limiting the use of public restrooms to the gender on a person's birth certificate. >> they created state-sponsored discrimination against transgender individuals who simply seek to engage in the most private of functions in a place of safety and security.
>> reporter: in response, state governor pat mccrory filed his own lawsuit. >> we believe a court rather than a federal agency should tell our state what the law requires. >> reporter: the fight is spilling into other states. texas lieutenant governor dan patrick is calling for the resignation of the ft. worth school superintendent for approving a bathroom policy that accommodates transgender students. >> this is social engineering and political correctness run amok. >> reporter: similar public school bathroom policies are up for debate this week in michigan, florida, and georgia. the departments of education and justice are releasing their directive reminding school districts that they are obligated to treat transgender students in the way that matches their gender identity. this applies to more than 16,000 school districts and 7,000 colleges, universities, and trade schools. >> hena daniels here in new york. thanks a lot. it appears there has been
progress toward a detente between donald trump and republican leaders. speaker paul ryan said trump was warm and genuine thursday. ryan was still not ready to endorse the presumptive republican nominee. we have this report. >> reporter: donald trump and paul ryan pledged to work together for the sake of their party. the two met at the republican national committee building on thursday morning. >> i was very encouraged with what i heard from donald trump today. i do believe that we are planting the seeds to get ourselves unified. >> reporter: trump tweeted he had a great day in d.c., and things are working out really well. ryan is still not ready to endorse trump. >> in 45 minutes, you don't litigate all of the processes and issues and principles that we are talking about. >> reporter: ryan first made the stunning announcement he would not back trump last week. soon after, trump became the rnc. reince priebus is confident the
party will become unified. >> i think we'll get there. >> reporter: trump's ideas have offended many groups including women, hispanics, and muslims, along with his policies, trump's personality is also under scrutiny. >> he's a warm and genuine person. >> reporter: protesters on trump's trail don't think so. neither do senate democrats. >> the policies of both candidate trump and republican senate majority are way out of touch with the middle class and what we need to get america going. >> reporter: the republican national convention kicks off july 18th. cbs news, washington. coming up on "cbs this morning," we'll discuss the republican efforts toward unity with cbs news political director and moderate of "face the nation," john dickerson. reacting to report that its trending topics downplays conservative views, facebook is explaining how the feature works. on its own blog post, facebook
says there are checks and balances involving both software and humans to ensure the topics aren't biased. chief executive, mark zuckerberg, wrote, "the reason i care so much about this is that it gets to the core of everything facebook is and everything i want it to be. every tool we build is designed to give more people a voice and bring our global community together." it may be days before passengers who checked more than 3,000 bags on flights from phoenix catch up with their luggage. the bags never made it on to their flights because of a problem with the tsa screening system. yesterday afternoon, many were left sitting on a parking lot waiting to be transported by truck to other airports. the tsa cited unprecedented technical issues at the phoenix airport. on capitol hill, the head of the tsa was slammed by lawmakers for its operations, long lines, and the bonuses it hands out. one tsa securities and exchange commissi commissiontive was given -- one
tsa executive was given a $90,000 bonus even though missing weapons. it was criticized for giving workers poor treatment. overnight, the bid for the gun that killed trayvon martin exceeded $1 million. george zimmerman who used the pistol to kill martin is trying to sell it on auction websites. zimmerman's ad was pulled by two sites but apparently reinstated. zimmerman was acquitted in martin's 2012 death. he explained the sale to station wofl. >> what i've tried to do is not cower. i'm a free american. and i can do what i'd like with my possessions. >> zimmerman says he will use proceeds to support various causes including what he calls violence by the black lives matter movement and defeating hillary clinton. overseas now, more violence in iraq and top al qaeda leaders
killed. at least 13 people were killed when three gunman opened fire at a cafe north of baghdad. 15 others were wounded. the gunman opened fire with machine guns for about ten minutes before speeding off. later a suicide bomber killed four security person nell northern iraq. hezbollah of lebanon today announced the death of its top military commander. the shiite militants said that he was killed by an explosion in damascus, syria. hezbollah is fighting to keep syrian president bashar al assad in power. the group says the cause of the explosion is not known. and a developing story this morning in syria. 16 leaders of a group linked to al qaeda were killed in an air strike. an air base in the country's northwest was bombed. it is not known if the u.s. or russia launched the attack. the report is from a human rights group that tracks syria's civil war. early this morning, the turkish army says eight turkish military personnel were killed during fighting with kurdish rebels near turkey's border with iraq.
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so-called knockout game, and the first public disciplinary action in the detention of american sailors by iran. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." the "wall street journal" reports the firing of the officer who was responsible for the squadron iran captured in january. the navy is reassigning commander eric rash. ten sailors were held briefly after wandering into iranian waters. it happened during the tense nuclear talks iran. the "times picayune" of new orleans reports a crude oil spill in the gulf of mexico. about 88,000 gallons leaked yesterday from a shell oil drilling site about 150 miles off the louisiana coast. the leak was stopped, and contractors are cleaning up the spill. "the hartford current" reports a teenager accused of punching an elderly man was playing a knockout game. the attack last month was caught on camera. the young man is charged with assault and other counts. the victim recovered. "the new york times" reports
the settlement of a malpractice lawsuit brought by the family of joan rivers. a manhattan clinic accepted blame for her death and will pay an undisclosed amount in damages. the comedienne was 81 when she died during a routine procedure in 2014. "vanity fair" is publishing woody allen's response to revived sexual abuse allegations against him. allen's estranged son, ronin farrow, wrote that he believes accusations by his sister, dylan, that allen molested her as a child. allen says he hasn't read it and will never comment further on the rumors. and "the san francisco chronicle" reports apple's $1 billion investment in a chinese ride-hailing service. didi is uber's main rival in china and dominates the market. china is the world's biggest smartphone market, and apple wants to strengthen its presence there. still to come, a windfall for the tsa. we'll show you how the small change left behind by passengers every year added up to big
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they're the latest retailer to post disappointing earnings. sales fell 1.7%. the company also cut its profit forecast, and it is heavily discounting items to clear out unsold advisory. sub view recalling nearly -- subaru is recalling nearly 15,000 u.s. models because of potential steering problems. the recall covers the 2016 and 2017 legacy and 2016 to 2017 outback models built from february 29th to may 6th. steering may not work because of a defective steering column. owners are advised not to drive the cars until they're inspected. last week, u.s. jobless claims hit a 14-month high. some economists blame the verizon strike. some 40,000 verizon workers walked off the job last month. jobless claims surged in new york and pennsylvania to states where many of the verizon workers live. mcdonald's is considering replacing its frozen meat with fresh meat. the hamburger chain is testing fresh beef at 14 of its
restaurants in dallas. the tests began last november. it's limited to quarter-pound burgers. mcdonald's says it's too early to say if the fresh beef will replace the frozen nationwide. and this next story brings new meaning to the phrase "keep the change." the tsa said it collected more than $760,000 in unclaimed cash from travelers who forgot their money after passing through airport security lines. most of it was loose coins that were left behind when passengers emptied their pockets. the tsa says it uses the unclaimed money on security operations. i guess it adds up. >> certainly. you know, i've -- i never leave change. i never leave anything behind. it occurred to me, it's probably mostly guys. >> that's definitely true, right. they have to empty their pockets. we put it in our purses. >> they keep it in their pocket. guys, leaving all this money behind. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot. still to come, inspirational
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forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ the sikd invictus games have come to a close in orlando. in order to make it to the games, many u.s. competitors received help from a special group. don champion has the story. >> reporter: 500 athletes from more than a dozen countries gathered for the closing ceremony of the invictus games in orlando. britain's prince harry awarded them medals for participating in this year's competition. >> never stop fighting! and do all you can to lift up everyone around you.
>> reporter: henry sawyer won gold wednesday in wheelchair rugby. he says the games are a way to change perception. >> not looking at us as people in wheelchairs, you know. you look at us as athletes. >> reporter: while serving in the navy, a noncombat injury left sawyer paralyzed. the family received help from the fisher house foundation. as a patient, his family stayed at one of the foundation's homes free of charge. >> i was able to stay here and be by his side every day, every moment. if he called, i could go right over. >> reporter: fisher house has helped about half of the members of team usa competing here at the invictus games. kent fisher is chairman of fisher house and helped bring the invictus games to orlando. >> it's up to all of us, you know, to kind of establish the warrior ethos, if you will, which is i will not leave a comrade behind. >> reporter: sawyer says having his family nearby during his recovery pushed him to succeed. >> i can show them not to lay
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an investigation is underway into alleged doping by russian athletes. they include some who won gold at the winter olympics. we have more in an upcoming report for "60 minutes." >> reporter: the international olympic committee said it's considering retesting blood and urine samples from this now-tainted russian lab at the 2014 winter games in sochi. based upon what we've learned from the lab's former director, any positive drug tests disappeared a long time ago. dr. rechenkov shared details of a systemic cover-up in sochi during skype conversations with a former russian anti-doping
official-turned-whistleblower. he allowed us to listen to 15 hours of conversations he secretly recorded. >> he had the ability to help to get the necessary results. >> reporter: those necessary results were gold medals? >> yes. >> reporter: in the recordings, he named russian gold medalists in three sports, bobsled, skeleton, and cross country skiing, whose dirty drug tests he helped cover up. all part, he said, of a scheme to protect russia's olympic medal winners with the help of is country's intelligence service known as the fsb. what did he tell you about the fsb? >> that the fsb tried to control every single step of the anti-doping process in sochi. >> reporter: the fsb figured out a way to open bottles considered to be tamper-proof, containing urine from drug-tainted
athletes. they filled the bottles with clean urine collected from the athletes before they started doping. rechenkov said he had two weeks after the games to make sure, in his words, people turned out to be clean before samples were sent to the olympic committee switzerland for storage. >> you can watch the full report on "60 minutes" sunday at :eastern on cbs. coming up after your local news, on "cbs this morning" a closer look at women voters in the presidential election. republican strategist frank luntz has the results of a focus group. plus, a preview of the national museum of african-american history and culture in washington. plus, we'll go to stanford where virtual reality has become a powerful tool in real life. and "cbs this morning" will be debuting virtual reality from the set as we live stream behind the scenes with special vr cameras. that is the "cbs morning news" for this friday.
before we go, some kite surfers in san francisco bay get some unexpected company. a pair of whales. they breached yesterday within sight of the golden gate bridge. biologists say more humpbacks are roaming the bay lately looking for anchovies. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
test. a family tied up and terrorized. new this morning, a home invasion robbery rattling a white neighborhood overnight. the clues investigators are working with right now to try and identify the suspect. developing now, a forest fire burning in bass river, burlington county. chopper three over the flames late last nightment why authorities think they'll soon get the upper hands. >> and new developments overnight in the george zimmerman gun sale. where zimmerman says he want to donate part of the proceeds, plus we'll tell you whether the option will actually ever happen. >> tgif everyone, today is friday, may 13, oh, friday the 13th, good morning, i'm jim donovan. >> it will be a good