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captioning funded by cbs it's monday, december 19th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." sealing the deal. today, the electoral college casts its vote for president. the last-minute long shot attempts to block donald trump's election. having a grown-up in the white house who can say to you in times of crisis and turmoil, hey, it's going to be okay. >> the first lady michelle obama and her hopes for the future. more from her final interview in the white house. and as evacuees finally escape the atrocities in aleppo, cbs news gets up-close look at
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the look of those saving those who are buried in the rubble after the air strikes. 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. this morning, folks in the plains and the upper midwest are waking up to record low temperatures. but some good news. the frigid weather is expected to break later on this week. the dangerously low temperatures persist over much of the great lakes, ohio valley, and into new england affecting millions of americans. many areas will see single digit temperatures this morning. others may go well below zero. windchill advisories are posted this morning across the upper midwest. and it's believed that ice caused a tanker truck carrying gasoline to skid right off of i-95 in baltimore this weekend. the result, a 67-vehicle crash. now the truckdriver and another
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person were killed. 23 others were injured. the windchill in chicago could reach 30 below today. and yesterday's bears game was played in a windchill of minus 3. one of the coldest football games in chicago ever. on to politics now. barring a historic turn of events, donald trump will officially be elected president today when the electoral college votes. 538 electors cast ballots. this is a bit of after-thought and bit of a rubber stamp. protests have planned and ten electors will go against their vote. >> if the ten electors follow through it will be the largest revolt from the electoral college ever. but that still wouldn't be enough to overturn the will of the voters. demonstrators took to the
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national mall sunday trying to persua persua persuade electoral voters not to vote for trump. >> 2 million more voted for hillary yet he is taking office. >> reporter: at least one elector plans to break from his state's vote and wants 37 others to join him in an unlikely unprecedented bid to overturn the presidential voting process. >> there are a number of elector ons into my position and i'm not getting into names or specific numbers at a fragility point. >> reporter: one demanded to see more evidence about russia's alleged election hacking. >> what i want is the information to be out there so that the american public and electors know who has been involved and make sure that we protect the integrity of the american democracy. >> reporter: on monday, they cast doubt that russia meddled in the election to help him win. >> it's about democrats that
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can't accept the outcome of the election. it's about delegitimatizing the american system and not going to work. >> reporter: john podesta whose own e-mails were hacked said it was an open question if russia colluded with the trump campaign. >> i think really not what mr. trump knew but what did trump inc. know and when did they know it and were they in touch with the russians. >> reporter: at least four senators are calling for a bipartisan panel to investigate the hack. members of the electoral college meet at their state capitals today. the matter won't be completely settled. congress still needs to open and count the ballots and that will happen january 6th, two weeks from this friday. first lady michelle obama gave her final one-on-one interview in the white house to oprah winfrey and said hope was a key element of her husband's time in office. >> your husband's administration, everything. the election was all about hope.
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do you think that this administration achieved that? >> reporter: yes. i do. because we feel the difference now. see, now, we're feeling what not having hope feels like, you know? hope is necessary. it's a necessary concept, and barack didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to get votes. i mean, he and i and so many believe that -- what else do you have if you don't have hope? >> yeah. >> what do you give your kids if you can't give them hope? you know? our children respond to crises the way they see us respond, you know? it's like the toddler that bumps his head on the table. >> that's right. >> and they look up at you to figure out whether it hurts and if you're like, oh, my god, they are crying! but if you're like, babe, it's okay, it's okay. and i feel that way about the
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nation. i feel barack has been that for the nation in ways that people will come to appreciate. >> and we will have more on the first lady, her interview coming up on "cbs this morning." we will get her thoughts on melania trump. you can see the full interview tonight right here on cbs. now to the dire situation in syria. overnight, the evacuation of rebel-held aleppo resumed. hundreds of evacuees from eastern aleppo were bussed possess safety but thousands remain. and later two nearby rebel-held villages were also evacuated. the evacuations were stopped yesterday, though, when militants burned six evacuation buses. today, the u.n. security council is scheduled to vote on a resolution allowing u.n. officials to monitor the evacuation. and hopefully more people can get out safely there. aleppo has been the target of nearly constant air strikes. many citizens, men, women, and children were buried alive.
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a trained force of some 3,000 syrian volunteers rescue workers were there, were their only hope. on last night's "60 minutes," scott pelley reported on the white helmets. >> reporer: this is a training in a country we agreed not to name. elite disaster teams from other nations teach the use of microphones to sense vibrations and cameras to peer into crev e crevices. the united states chipped in $29 million for this, about a quarter of the white helmets' budget. this home was blasted into a family's tomb. the only thing escaping was one faint voice. a white helmet searching, calls out, brother, can you see our light? the voice replies, something is on my back. he's right. it's the roof.
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but for an inch, the 16-year-old boy would be dead. you're looking at him right there, face-down. this is his shoulder and his right arm already in a cast. no architect's calculation of blast loading or lateral resistance can explain the simple miracles of survival. >> wow. unbelievable work. the white helmets say they have saved 70,000 people but at least 154 members of the volunteer rescue force have been killed. zsa zsa gabor was a kardashian before the kardashians. the hungarian actress was famous for being famous and she died yesterday at the age of 99. >> reporter: a true sincele town beauty, zsa zsa gabor name more for our off-screen life than her acting. married at least nine times, zsa zsa's husband included conrad
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hilton, the man who invented the barbie doll, as well as one of her own divorce attorneys. born in budapest, she followed her sister and green star ava gabor to hollywood. she paraded her flglamorous lifestyles on television. every time i leave a man, i keep his house. zsa zsa's famous accent was heard on many tv shows and in animated movies. >> a pleasure, darling. >> reporter: her colorful behavior landed her in the headlines in the late '80s when she spent three days in jail after slapping a beverly hills police officer during a traffic stop. the turn of the century brought new challenges. in 2002, a car accident left her
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partially paralyzed and she suffered a stroke a few years later and then a broken hip and had part of her leg amputated. she also suffered a financial blow when she and her husband prince frederic von anhalt lost millions in the ponzi scheme. danielle nottingham, cbs news. >> that is quite a life. coming up on the "cbs morning news." football fallout. a football coach shows support for his football players. clinton makes a final plea. this is the "cbs morning news." that was it. now i have nicoderm cq. the nicoderm cq patch with unique extended release technology helps prevent your urge to smoke all day. it's the best thing that ever happened to me. every great why needs a great how. what aremaking a cake!ht now? uh oh.
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classic, love actually. but this time it was hillary clinton standing in as a caroler campaigning an electoral to cast her vote for anyone but donald trump. here is something you never thought you'd hear. there is drama as members of the electoral college convene today and that is one of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the washington post" reports that electoral college members are being pressured not to vote for donald trump but it doesn't appear those committed to the president-elect will change their minds. some report receiving thousands of messages. the 538 electoral meet today in their states to confirm mr. trump's lex. identifies the little rock boy is identified who was killed in a road rage shooting. the 3-year-old was with his grandmother on fire when a man fired at their car. police say the gunman thought the woman was driving too slowly.
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the city is offering a $20,000 reward. a falling tree killed a woman and injured pfeiffer other people in a wedding party. it happened saturday in a park in whittier. a 4-year-old girl is hospitalized in critical condition with a head injury. the star tribune of minneapolis says the university of minnesota football coach thinks he could be fired because of the team's boycott. tracy claeys supported the protest over the suspension of ten players in a sexual assault investigation. now the players backed down and the team will play in a bowl game december 27th as scheduled. still ahead, dirty laundry for millennials. a company launches a campaign to educate young people will fabric softener to fight declining sales. yeah, that stuff only lasts a few hours. or, take mucinex. one pill fights congestion for 12 hours. no thank you very much, she's gonna stick with the short-term stuff.
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and the nasdaq finished 8 points lower. iran is reportedly hardening its position regarding its multibillion dollar deal to buy boeing jets. iran agreed to buy 80 jets from boeing at a cost of 16.6 billion dollars. according to the "wall street journal," if the deal is somehow scuttled by the trump administration, iranian officials say they will fight to get back any money already paid. mr. trump has opposed the nuclear deal that lifted sanctions on iran. today iran finalized the deal with air bus to buy 100 jet airliners. rogue one" debuted at the top of the box office with $155 million in estimated ticket sales. it scored the second best december opening ever, trailing only "star wars: the force awakens." moana was second and followed by "christmas office party." hard news for makers of fabric
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will folding money fold its tent? americans are increasingly carrying less cash. now some businesses don't even accept it. the story from julie watts. >> reporter: there is plenty of green at sweet green salad restaurants but no green in the cash register. that is because customers can't pay with cash. they only accept app or credit. >> i think it's pretty great. >> seems like it's a pain in the rear. >> reporter: sweet green says not having to make change speeds up service and they are not alone. in addition to a handful of restaurants in san francisco and new york most stopped accepting cash year ago. katrina of consumer union says
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going cashless can be. >> that is a loss due to either cash mishandle or even theft. >> reporter: it appears that fewer people are carrying cash. according to bankrate more than two-thirds of consumers carry $50 or less on a regular basis and 9% don't carry any cash at all. another reason businesses might want to go cashless? customers who pay with plastic tend to spend more. an estimated 12% to 18%. >> i got extra chicken and i didn't think twice about the cost of it. normally, i would. >> reporter: but tetro says there are some drawbacks going cashless like the 24 million consumers that are bankless. we should know that cashless businesses are illegal in some states. julie watts for cbs news, san francisco. coming up on "cbs this
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morning," contend center honor ee mavis staples. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." cleaning up pet hair and debris for up to 2 hours. ee mavis staples. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." better. together. pain from chest congestion whecan make this...d, feel like this. all-in-one cold symptom relief from tylenol®, the #1 doctor recommended pain relief brand. tylenol® psh psh lunch is ready!
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our top story this morning. donald trump is expected to officially be elected president today when the electoral college votes. 538 electors cast ballots and 270 are needed to win. at least ten say they will goat against their party's wishes in an effort to block mr. trump. trump electors are under intense pressure to change their final votes. julianna goldman reports. >> reporter: when americans cast their ballots last month, they technically voted for members of the electoral college who are supposed to then vote for the candidate who won their state. but in texas, where donald trump's victory over hillary clinton theoretically won him 38 electors one said not so fast. >> i think the first time in
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america's history we have someone who is clearly unfit for office. >> reporter: chris supron is the only republican elector to publicly say he won't vote for mr. trump. >> i see my role a little bit like a jury or a judge and jury where the jury has made a decision but judges can still set it aside. unfortunately, i feel that that is my responsibility this time. >> reporter: since the election, democratic activists have tried to pressure other electors to flip and some offering free legal help and a petition on change.org has gotten nearly 5 million signatures. when it comes to laws governing how electors vote the constitution leaves it in the state's hand. texas is among the 21 states that lets the electors vote as they wish. 29 states plus d.c. have rules binding electors. the punishments however are misdemeanors and carrying fines up to $1,000 and despite the heightened passions of 2016, new york university law professor richard bill pildris says don't
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expect it come monday. >> a hundred go one way and occasions or so in america history that is the case but never to the point it's been systemic enough to change the outcome. >> reporter: mr. trump would need to lose 37 electors to swing this election and while that is highly doubtful, if it even were to happen, the elect would head to the house of representatives where republicans are in control. julianna goldman, cbs news, washington. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," holiday shoppers, beware of counterfit goods. how authorities are trying to track fake merchandise. plus a physical education teacher who got her students much-needed sneakers. and anthony mason starts with kennedy center honoree mavis staples.
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>> reporter: when did you realize you had something special? easement i realized it before we made a record. we would sing in church and they would come up to the pulpit. they would come up and they would be crying and they wanted to shake my hand. and sing. and put money in my hand. you know? that's when i knew i had something going. >> reporter: something was happening? >> something was going on! that is the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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traffic tragedy on the roosevelt boulevard. two people die in a fiery crash involving a car and a school bus. >> they went for the win instead of a tie. in the end the come back attempt for the eagles come up short, hear the heart break from the fans. as a woman who was famous for, well, being famous, not to mention numerous marriages, remember actress zha-zha gabor. >> today is monday, december 19th, i'm jim son van i'm rahel solomon. good morning. >> good morning, day gentleman shoe here. >> that's right. >> we'll just kind of talk traffic while we're at t morning, guide, happy monday.

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