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doesn't it look beautiful? this is from doesn't it look beautiful? captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is monday, december 26th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." pop music icon george michael dies suddenly on christmas day. we look back at his life in the spotlight as a superstar and provocative art i- >> a winter storm bringing blizzard conditions to the northeast sweeps east. millions will face dangerous driving conditions. >> a heavy cold forces queen elizabeth to miss church on christmas in decade. the new concern for her health and the message she delivered to her country. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. ♪ >> icon is gone.
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>> my heart is broken. >> 53 is just too young. >> music fans mourn the loss of a legend. ♪ wake me up before you go go ♪ >> george michael died christmas day. >> his manager said heart failure was the cause. >> the pop artist enjoyed a string of hits. ♪ don't let the sun go down on me ♪ ♪ freedom freedom freedom you got to give for what you take ♪ >> you barely can see down the street. everything is burieburied. >> folks will be digging out in the northeast following a powerful christmas storm. >> today has been nuts. a lot of slide-offs, accidents. >> russia foreign minister says a highly technical fault likely to blame for a crash that killed 92 people. >> trump announcing he'll shut down his charitable foundation
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to avoid aiming conflicts of interest. >> untangling himself is not easy. no question about that. >> a massive sinkhole in michigan is prompting a state of emergency for more than 20 families who have been evacuated so far. >> a massive seal ran amuck and they tried to find out why he is on the run but ed, "my lips on sealed." >> all that. >> the pittsburgh steelers have won the afc north title. >> the kansas city chiefs win their 11th. >> that was a feliz navidad dah, dah, dah. >> president obama spending christmas in hawaii. he took himout to thank the troops for the past eight years. >> it has been the privilege of my life to serve at your chief. >> on "cbs this morning." >> you going to shake my hand? >> all right. stephen colbert. >> i don't know where that hand has been! announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places. ♪
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welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm josh elliott with margaret brennan and vladimir duthiers. charlie rose, norah o'donnell and gayle king are all deservedly off. pop music fans around the world are remembering a superstar of the 1980s and '90s. george michael died suddenly on christmas day at his home in england. ♪ ♪ i got to have faith because i got to have faith faith faith i got to have faith faith faith ♪ >> such a great song! >> love it. >> michael's biggest hit too. "faith" marked his emergence as a solo star and sex symbol easeme. >> the grammy winner sold tens of thousands of albums and as famous as his lifestyle. george michael burst on to the
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pop scene in 1982 as a duo of the group wham! oonch with guitarist andrew ridgeley they had a number of hits. a prolific song writer, michael was known as the creative force of the group and in 1986, he left wham! for a solo career. ♪ i got to have faith >> reporter: his first solo album "faith" topped the charts in 1987 and providing hits that were both provof vokive and cashy. >> he was a singer. he was a songwriter and video visionary. >> reporter: but the entertainer also struggled with depression and drugs and had several run-ins with the law. most famously in 1998 when he
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was arrested for lewd conduct in a restroom at will rogers memorial park in beverly hills. >> he became known what he became known for winning grammys or selling record. >> reporter: he apologized to his fans after the incident and revealed that he is gay. >> i don't feel any shame. i feel stupid and i feel reckless and weak for having allowed my sexuality to be exposed this way. >> reporter: although the '80s and '90s would be the height of michael's commercial success, he would go on to release dozens of records and was still filling stadiums more than two decade into his career. ♪ don't let the sun go down on me ♪ >> reporter: the 53-year-old passed away on sunday in his sleep. that was a hit he sang with elton john. after learning of his death last night, elton john posted this
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photo of the two on instagram saying i have lost a deep friend. the kindest most generous soul and brilliant artist. my heart goes out to his family, friends, and all of his fans. >> a brilliant artist. >> we grew up on that music. and that song "last christmas "on "is going to be more poignant, i think. >> we had a sing-along on the couch. >> carrie fisher's family says she is in stable condition this morning at a los angeles hospital. the 60-year-old actress was put in intensive care after going in cardiac arrest from london on friday. her costars harrison ford and mark hamel among the many sending their well wishes. fisher's mother actress debbie reynolds tweeted this. for all of your fans and friends, i thank you for your prayers and good wishes. a dangerous winter storm threatens millions of people across the northern u.s. today. drivers in the dakotas were told
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to stay off the roads. after nearly a foot of snow fell in some areas overnight. this morning, there are blizzard warnings for much of north and south dakota with more snow and ice sweeping the region. also rain and thunderstorms stretch from parts of minnesota all the way south to houston. racial slavik of wcco is in our minneapolis station. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the biggest concern in minnesota is ice. salt washed off the roads overnight because of the rain and could cause ramps and bridges to freeze and why state officials are urging drivers to avoid any unnecessary travel. here in minneapolis, it wasn't much of a white christmas as it was a wet one. freezing rain created dangerous road conditions for drivers. >> when you catch that very small edge of ice and that is what is going to send you spinning on the roads. >> reporter: icy pavement caused this semi truck to tip on its side on interstate 494. no one was hurt.
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heavy snow and gusting winds blanketed the rest of the northern plains on sunday. near whiteout conditions made traveling nearly impossible on. plows struggled to keep up spreading salt and sand across roadways. state officials shut down hundreds of miles of highway to fight the snow. >> never seen so much snow in my life. >> reporter: bismarck, north dakota had a snow emergency restricting vehicles on city streets to help crews keep routes clear. nearly 200 meals east in fargo, officials declared a travel alert after freezing rain and snow created slick and slushy conditions. and in south dakota. >> reporter: thousands lost power thanks to snow and ice and 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts and officials closed a stretch of interstate 90 telling drivers to stay off the road. temperatures are freezing right now and expected to drop throughout the day. no snow in the forecast, but travel conditions are expected
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to remain dangerous. vlad? >> rachel slavik, thanks. megan glaros of wbbm-tv is tracking the storm as it moves east. >> reporter: good morning. but not a good morning for travel across the northern plains and into the great lakes. we either have wind advisories for parts of wisconsin, minnesota, and iowa and stretching back into the dakotas but even blizzard warnings still in effect for south and north dakota this morning. talking about intense snowfall. paired with intense winds. not a good combination for travel. whiteout conditions expected there. we also will have some locations dealing with ice potential across parts of wisconsin and minnesota, and combine all of this, travel will certainly be impacted in that area. that storm system progresses on off to the east throughout the course of the day today and finally clearing for folks across the northern plains and forcing rain and snow across the eastern seaboard. travel today is impacted in the areas shaded in red from upstate
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new york and new england and stretching into the northern plains. but part of the country gets a nice warm-up today. chicago hits 53. cleveland, 64, and dallas at 70. margaret? >> megan, thank you. president-elect donald trump and his family are working to resolve potential conflicts of interest 25 days before he is sworn in. the president-elect released a christmas eve statement saying he would shut down his charitable foundation, but the time line isn't clear. new york's attorney general is investigating the charity, so legally, mr. trump cannot dissolve it. julianna goldman shows us the complicated effort. >> reporter: good morning. this week, mr. trump will continue to spend the holidays at his mar-a-lago in florida where he is meeting with advisers and finalizing staff picks and behind the scenes working to untangle any conflict of business interest between his businesses and his presidency and we may never know the conflict because mr. trump has
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not released his tax returns. at a christmas eve service, president-elect trump and his wife were welcomed for a standing ovation. earlier in the day, mr. trump announced he would shudder his nonprofit the donald j. trump foundation. to avoid even the appearance of any conflict with my role as president, i have decided to continue to pursue my strong interests in philanthropy in other ways. since the campaign a series of controversies surrounding the charity. according to its tax filings from 2009 to 2014, mr. trump did not give his foundation any money. for 2015, the foundation admitted to a practice known as self-dealing. the use of charity funds for one's own benefit which is a violation of irs rules. the admission came after a series of reports questioning whether foundation money was used to settle business lawsuits. the new york attorney general opened an investigation and ordered the foundation to stop raising money. his office says while there is no time line for the
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investigation, mr. trump's charity cannot legally be dissolved until the investigation is complete. mr. trump's announcement followed his son eric's move to stop raising money for his own charity amid questions that donors could be seeking to curry influence. in response the president-elect tweeted isn't this a ridiculous shame in last week, newt gingrich one of mr. trump's closest allies said the president-elect needs to do more than. >> this is not a country with trusting people with power. this is a country that wants accountability. >> reporter: there has has been staffing drama this past holiday weekend. two days after announcing that jason miller would be white house communications director, miller said he would not be taking the job in order to spend more time with his family. >> thank you. israeli is blasting the obama administration this morning over a vote at the united nations. a celebration of sorts broke out
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in the security council after friday's vote. the resolution condemns israeli settlement activity in the west bank and east jerusalem. the u.s. abstained instead of blocking the measure. prime minister benjamin netanyahu summoned the u.s. ambassador to israeli to express his anger. errol barnett has more. >> reporter: in a highly unusual move, the israeli prime minister met with the u.s. ambassador of israeli on christmas day. he also summoned envoys from 10 of the 14 other nations that voted yes. netanyahu said sunday that israeli cannot and will not accept the security council's decision. >> as i told john kerry on thursday, friends don't take friends to the security council. >> reporter: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is pointing fingers at the obama administration, over united
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states resolution that condemns settlement construction ghewest bank and jerusalem. homes that are considered illegal under international law. on friday, the u.s. declined to veto the u.n. resolution. that would have shielded israeli from the measure. u.s. ambassador to the united states samantha power explained the white house position is not new. >> the united states has been sending a message that the settlements must stop, privately and publicly, for nearly five decades. >> reporter: this is the latest blow to the relationship between president obama and benjamin netanyahu. despite an arrangement that grants israeli more than $3 billion in u.s. military assistance every year, netanyahu spokesman lashed out on sunday. >> we have ironclad information, frankly, that the obama
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administration really helped push this resolution and helped craft it. >> reporter: on friday, the white house said it has, quote, exhausted every effort to pursue a two-state solution through negotiations. and explained the decision to abstain happened within the absence of any meaningful peace process in the face of accelerated settlement activity. prime minister netanyahu noted sunday how israeli is looking forward to the next administration, after donald trump weighed in on the resolution over the weekend. he even promised an israeli/palestinian peace deal on his watch by sending this tweet. quote, the big loss yesterday for israeli in the united states will make it much harder to negotiate peace. too bad, but we will get it done any way! >> errol, thanks. this morning, rescue workers in russia found a fuselage of a plane that crashed killing dozens. the military plane was headed to a base yesterday in syria and crashed into the black sea minutes after takeoff. all 92 people on board are
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believed to be dead and thousands of people, including 100 divers searched the crash site yesterday and they recovered 11 bodies. the plane was flying a world famous russian army choir to perform in a new year's concert. the minister said pilot error or a technical issue likely caused the crash. a powerful typhoon forced thousands of people out of their homes on christmas day in the philippines. at least four people have died. the typhoon passed north of manila before moving into the south china sea and made landfall with gusts of 15 myer. it cut power to five provinces. new concerns in britain for queen elizabeth who did not attend church on christmas for the first time in decades. other royals, including her husband prince phillip, went without her. buckingham palace spokesperson said she is still recovering from a heavy cold and needed to stay inside.
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the queen still offered a recorded christmas day message, praising unsung heroes and others who inspire her. barry petersen is in london with more on the queen's state of health. barry, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. when most of us get a cold, our friends wish us well. but when the queen gets sick and breaks with decade of christmas tradition, a whole nation worries. prince charles and prince harry were at christmas services near the royal estate in northeast england, as was her husband prince phillip. she was notable by her absence. she is, says the palace, suffering from what it called a heavy cold. the queen is supreme governor of the church of england and said to be very runnieligious and no missed this christmas service and shaking hands with well-wishers in nearly 30 years. >> think of at 90 and suffering a heavy cold is deemed risky.
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>> reporter: the palace delayed her annual christmas journey to her estate. that trip usually takes place on a train. instead, she caught a lift on a helicopter that picked her up at buckingham palace but the nation did hear from the queen in her annual christmas message taped weeks ago where she talked of the winners she met in the paralympic games. >> inspiration fed the aspiration and having discovered abilities they scarcely knew they had. these athletes allow inspiring others. >> reporter: there was still plenty of royal watching available. william and kate spent this christmas with her family. bringing along the royal pair that inspire all esthose oohs a the two holding tight to their christmas treats. ah, indeed. it is cause for concern when anyone in their 90s becomes ill but it's worth noting that the
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royals are a very long-lived family. the queen's mother lived to the ripe old age of 101. margaret? >> wow. barry, thank you. >> something very loving, i will say, about a couple suffering the same malady. >> everybody knows i'm a huge monarchy lover fan. i love the history of it. >> really? >> yes. when we have time, i'll explain how elizabeth is related to william, the conqueror. >> who knew. >> more to come. made-up news leads to a stand-off over nuclear weapons. ahead, we will tell you about a fake story that set off a really potential dangerous
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a marine who lost all of his limbs in combat will be able to touch and hold again. >> ahead, see how the sergeant is now living his life after a remarkable operation that gave him a stranger's hand. the news is back in the morning right here on "cbs this
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i'm jeff glor. we will tell you about a program >> good morning, i'm rahel solomon. police searching for fire slash here reaked havoc in the somerdale neighborhood. happened overnight, 900 block of fowl crowd street, found tires slashed in about ten cars, anyone with information is ask asked to call philadelphia police. let's check the forecast with kate. >> i goodorng, watching warmfront start to make it slope here, enough cold air in place through the north and west suburb typically some of even that very likely precipitation could fall as freezing rain, and produce as little bit of elevated issue when it comes to your travels. so northwest suburbs, lehigh valley, poconos, berks county, just watch it for this morning. possibility of little icing. got a lot of ups and downs on
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the thermometerment next few days, the warm up comes tomorrow. >> schuylkill expressway, disable vehicle off on the shoulder. right before montgomery. so, it is to doesn't look like it is slowing anything down right now, make note that far if you are going through this area, also an accident, stratford, new jersey, white horse pike at laurel road, there are some reported injuries with this accident, so we will keep you to up date throughout the morning on this one. over in stratford. rahel, back over to you. >> pat, thank you. our next update is at clock 55. up next on cbs this morning, hoe news report created exchange between two nations with nukes, i'm rahel solomon. make it a good morning.
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like he's indicating they will be back after leaving the white house. president joking there about hitting the gym. every time you go with him on the road, first thing he does in the morning, it shams tes the r of us. fountain president of the united states can get up and go to the gym. >> something tells me he will be back in hawaii. >> for sure. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, a wounded warrior has a new reason to enjoy the holidays. he underwent a remarkable as you recall -- surgical transformation. what he did creates a lifelong dream. a nuclear threat triggered by fake news. pakistan's president was fooled bied made-up news about his country. ahead the growing concern about worldwide consequences of false stories. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the washington post" says that president-elect trump has
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the opportunity to shape the judiciary. he will have to appoint an estimated 103 federal judges when he takes office and one supreme court justice. president obama inherited just 54 initial openings in 2008. federal judges increasing decide hot button issues such as state gun control and abortion restrictions and immigration. >> a marathon woman was found on saturday two days into her journey. she was looking for help after she and her family were stranded by snow in a rental car. she was unconscious but suffering from cold exposure. her husband and son were treated for frostbite. "time" has the full text of the pope's christmas day message. he dedicated it to all people, especially those scarred by war and wished peace to the victims
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of the war in aleppo, syria and peace to those who lost a loved one as a result of terrorism. "wall street journal" says similarities are emerging among the suspects in european terror attacks. investigators say the tunisian for last week's bus attack was a cocaine dealer. others are brushes with the law before pledging loyalty to isis. britain's "guardian" says the discovery of a world war ii bomb forced more than 50,000 germans out of their homes on christmas. the evacuation in augsburg was the biggest since the war ended in 1945. construction workers found it last week. officials chose christmas day to diffuse it because there is less traffic. >> merry christmas. >> yeah. once it was diffused everyone was allowed to go home.
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>> fake news cause a tense situation between israeli and pakistani. a tweet went out apparently responding to a false story that israeli had threatened to use its nuclear arsenal. the tweet reminded israeli of pakistan's nuclear weapons. tony doukoupil is here about th made-up news and power of a tweet. >> reporter: it started with a fake news article but then came the tweet from pakistan's defense minister both eluding to the use of force and not the first instance of fake information creating a very real controversy. this article published last week by the website awdnews.com falsely quoted a former top israeli official saying his country would destroy pakistan with a nuclear attack. in an apparent response, pakistan's defense minister tweeted israeli forgets pakistan is a nuclear state too. the israeli ministry of defense
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quickly moved to dismiss the claim, tweeting back, reports referred to by the pakistani defense minister are entirely false. >> everyone should be on their guard against this kind of misinformation. >> reporter: john greenberg is a national staff writer for politifact. >> we have seen rumors circulate on the internet and we have see% fake news show up in the u.s. presidential election in ways that we haven't seen before. that level of escalation is truly frightening. >> reporter: in november, retired general michael flynn, president-elect trump's pick for national security adviser, tweeted a link to a fake news article that falsely connected hillary clinton and child exploitation. earlier this month, a north carolina man, armed want assault rifle, fired at least one shot into a washington, d.c. pizza parlor while self-investigating
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a theory that clinton was involved in child trafficking. >> it is now clear that so-called fake news can have worldwide consequences. >> reporter: following the incident dubbed pizza gate, clinton addressed the fake news controversies. >> it's apparent that the leaders in the private sector and the public sector step up to protect our democracy. >> fake news is generally intended to get an emotional rise. the first thing to do is go and search on the web to see if either the website or that information has anything to it of substance. >> reporter: and pakistan's defense minister late tweeted a clarifying statement saying their nuclear program is only a deterrent to protect their freedom and they desire to coexist in peace. meanwhile, the twitter handle for awdnews appears to have been suspended. "cbs this morning" reached out to twitter for an explanation, but we have yet to hear back. >> strange new world. tony, thank you.
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a wounded warrior is relearning how to reach out and touch. >> i'm just grateful that i'm going to have this opportunity to be able to hold somebody's hand again, to possibly be able to fulfill my dreams, my lifelong dream. >> ahead, how this double-armed transplant patient is managing everyday activities that most of us take for granted. we invite you to subji to o -- subscribe to our "cbs this morning" podcast. find them on itunes and apple's podcast app. we will be right back. ♪ why am i so devastatingly handsome, i'm in a fragrance... ...ad, and my sweethearts gone sayonara. this scarf, all that's left to remember. what! she washed this like a month ago! how's a guy supposed to move on! the long lasting scent of gain flings.
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♪ more than 1600 americans in the military have lost arms or legs while serving in the middle east and afghanistan. former marine sergeant john peck lost all of his limbs in combat and underwent a double arm transplant. video posted online shows peck learning to use his new arms. david martin spoke to him before and after his life changing surgery.
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>> this dude, sergeant john peck. what, what? just got listed for a double arm transplant. >> reporter: that was two years ago when john peck, a marine who lost all four limbs to an explosion in afghanistan in 2010, learned he might not have to rely on prosthetic arms for the rest of his life. >> these things, like suck. they are horrible. >> reporter: this summer, peck was wheeled into an operating room at brigham and women's hospital in boston for a 14-hour surgery. packed in ice chests arms from a young man who had been declared brain dead 36 hours earlier, were rushed in to be attached to peck's stumps. dr. simon talbot let a team of 60 surgeons and nurses and technicians. is there a moment of truth in these surgeries, the moment when you know you've succeeded in attaching that arm? >> there is fabulous moment of truth when blood flows into the hand and you see it turn pink.
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there we go. look at that. pulse. perfect. and that is that moment where you get butterflies and you know that this arm is actually back on and back alive again. >> the tip of the thumb is still coming back. >> reporter: when peck woke up the next day he had someone's arms. >> i feel like these things are compressing and everything. >> reporter: before he can use them, his own nerves have to grow down to the fingertips and a slow and sometimes agonizing process. >> as those nerves grow back, sometimes they can give unusual sensations to people, sensations like electric shock and sensation like burning. >> there is one night in the icu, i was crying. i was in a lot of pain. even through all of the meds i was on. i contemplated calling the doctor and be like, look, doc, i can't handle this pain and you have to take these arms after of me. >> bring your arm out straight. >> reporter: he withstood the pain and his medical team constantly looking for any sign that his body was rejecting his
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new arms. let's not sugar coat this. you got a lot of hard, hard work to do with an uncertain outcome. >> yeah. >> reporter: that's pretty dawning. >> any day, my body can say, nope, not having it and go back to brigham and get my arms reamputated even higher than i was before. >> feel okay or too snug? >> yeah, it's too snug. >> reporter: the arms are in praises to protect them from strain and it could be a year before he has sensation in his fingers. >> it's very different having to kind of relearn, right? because you learned with a prosthetic and you got that down. now you got these arms back and you kind of got to relearn how to use them. >> reporter: two years ago when we first met john peck he was living in a handicapped accessible house. >> as you can see, the countertops are lowered. >> reporter: just putting the food on the table was an exercise in frustration. >> prosthetics don't really help
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with this. grabbing. come here! >> reporter: all he is trying to do here is scramble a few eggs someone else has already taken out of the shell. >> that's how i have to open it tupperware. even when new arms he has to learn how to sit up all over again. you're not able to push off with your arms yet? >> no. >> reporter: but you will be? >> oh, yes. as soon as those doctors give me that okay, i'll be sitting up like a pro again. that is the head of the bed. >> reporter: everyday tasks the rest of us take for granted are now within his reach, thanks to the arms of a dead stranger. you don't know who the donor is? >> i do not. >> reporter: but his family may be watching this. >> yeah. >> reporter: what would you like to tell the family? >> i'm just grateful that i'm going to have this opportunity to be able to hold somebody's hand again, to possibly be able
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to fulfill my dreams, my lifelong dreams. >> reporter: that dream, even when had he no arms, is to become a celebrity chef. >> i am going to compete on the next food network star and i'm going to win it. and then i'm going to open up a restaurant. >> reporter: and if he never recovers enough dexterity to slice and dice, peck says, he'll just run the place. for "cbs this morning: saturday," david martin in boston. >> from using his teeth to make scrambled eggs to now. check out this picture posted on facebook showing peck using both arms to make dinner on christmas eve! >> that is tremendous. >> remarkable thing. inspiration and perseverance. wow. >> good luck to him. >> that is such a tremendous story. i can't imagine what the family who allowed those limbs to be given up is thinking when they see this. i hope are happy. >> i look forward to a reservation in that restaurant. >> yes. no one expected the kansas
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good morning, i'm rahel solomon. philadelphia police are investigating a shooting in nicetown that left a man in critical condition. investigators believe earlier fight with neighbors sparked the shooting, happened late last night, on the 3800 block of bouvier street. so far, no arrests right over to katie fehlinger and the forecast. >> good morning, everyone, we are tracking very, very wimpy little batch of light precipitation, few showers here and there, back to central pennsylvania but we are still finding temperatures just cold enough through the northwest say third or so of the area. to support the possibility of freezing rain, so, we are still waiting the arrival of the precipitation, again, very light, very scared. may see shower in the city. don't worry about much more than few raindrops, high hits
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50 here in philly but icing to the north, 60 tomorrow, as we await the cold frontal and, going to knock our temperatures back later this week. >> 60 degrees, that's crazy. good morning, here is a look at columbus boulevard, something we've been telling you about for a week, right two lanes remain closed as they continue to work on the water main break, also, the vine, which looks beautiful, in and out of the city of philadelphia. but one incident to tell but over in new jersey, in stratford, new jersey, white horse pike at laurel road. there is an accident, and there are injuries involved with that, so if you're in that area, just make note of that. rahel, over to you.. >> pat, thank you. next update is at 8:25. coming up on cbs this morning, discount deals, what you need to know before you head to the mall today. i'm rahel solomon
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♪ it is monday, december 26th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including deep discounts for holiday shoppers. this year's deals were better than ever before, but will the savings continue into the new year? we will find out. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> pop music fans around the world are remembering a superstar of the 1980s and '90s. >> the biggest concern in minnesota is ice. state officials are urging drivers to avoid unnecessary travel. >> not a good morning for travel anywhere across parts of the northern plains and into the great lakes. >> this week, mr. trump will continue working to untangle any potential conflicts of interest
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between his business and his presidency. >> netanyahu said sunday that israeli cannot and will not accept the security council's decision. >> when most of us get a cold, our friend wish us well. but when the queen gets sick and breaks with decade of christmas tradition, a whole nation worries. thank you very much. everybody, god bless you. >> the president is joking about hitting the gym. every time you go on the road, first thing he does in the morning, it shams tes the rest us. >> irving is driving. it's good. kyrie irving with 3.4 remaining! what a comeback from the cavaliers, down 14 here in the fourth quarter! they come back and beat the warriors 109-108. i'm margaret brennan with josh he will elliott and
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vladimir duthiers. the world is mourning pop legend george michael. ♪ baby i know you're asking me say please please don't go away you say i'm giving you the boot ♪ >> that is his biggest solo hit "faith." the grammy singing winner died sunday at home. his manager says it was heart failure. he was just 53. >> michael first made is big in the 1980s duo wham! their hits included "wake me up before you go go." and "last christmas." >> his band mate andrew ridgeley tweeted the following. james corden also tweeted saying he was an absolute inspiration. always ahead of his time. he teamed up with him for
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carpool cakaraoke. that was corden's carpool karaoke years before it was made famous on cbs. >> just an example of who we lost. he was so many things, other than a pop star for those of us of a certain vintage. >> he was an icon. we have lost so many people. david bowie and prince and mohammed ali. a dangerous winter storm is putting millions of people at risk in the northern u.s. snow and ice are causing a blizzard in the upper midwest. rain and thunderstorms stretch really through the central part of the entire country. and the storm is now moving toward the northeast. oh, good. and could bring a mix of snow and rain to new york and new england. later today, more than 10,000 power outages are reported in just the upper midwest and officials have shut down more than 500 miles of highway in
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north and south dakota. bismarck, north dakota, is dealing with extremely blizzard conditions as the area could see up to a foot of snow and winds of up to 45 miles per hour. >> slick driving out there. president-elect donald trump says he will shut down his charitable foundation to avoid conflicts of interest, but we don't know when. mr. trump and his wife went to church on christmas each ve in paucpalm beach, florida and got a standing ovation. new questions about his time line for dissolving his foundation. the president-elect said in a statement, quote, i don't want to allow good work to be associated with a possible conflict of interest. the foundation has admitted self-dealing or using charity funds for its own benefit. new york's attorney general has been investigating whether foundation money benefited the trump campaign. he says the foundation cannot close until that investigation is complete. retailers gave bigger than
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ever holiday discounts this year. the "wall street journal" says one study of online transactions found 79% more involved promotions at the start of the holiday shopping season compared to last year. so how will those deals impact retail sales and will the savings continue into 2017? bloomberg news reporter shannon pettypiece is here to answer all. consumers seeing better discounts this holiday season. how come? >> if you didn't get 20% off you were not trying. this is a big deal season for shoppers. two things going on here. one, we are addicted to deals. the 20% and 40% at some stores are table stakes so retailers have to keep upping the game to get people excited. so we saw 75%. 50% off clearance items. the other factor is online. retailers can price match real-time, chasing each other to the bottom and trying to get the -- lure that shopper even if
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it means taking a loss because they want the business and they are hoping once you get to their website, you'll buy a few other things and come to them maybe next time you're looking for an item online. >> are we going to see these kind of discounts continue? have the retailers gotten it under control yet? >> they are already continuing. i was looking around this morning. even high-end retailers saks has 70%% off and one calf i don't think. the retailers were curtailing their inventory going into the holidays and didn't buy as much as last holiday season. i think an niche big surge in deal but i don't know how long they will last. in february/march a lot of sweats and coats will be gone so get it now because the inventory is not what it used to be last year. >> holiday sales are expected to rise 3.6% this year but retail sales in november only rose 0.1%. why do you think the sales numbers will be what they are this season? >> so things did get off to a
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slow start. part of that could be weather. the retailers are hoping that this last week of christmas, there was a real big push. slow start but maybe the procrastinators faith showed up so we will see when the final numbers come in how good the last couple of days were. the question is if your items were cheaper than they were last year, does not mean you bout more or something else for yourself or you say i don't have to spend as much on christmas this year and the retailers are the ones losing out and this crucial time of year for their profits. >> you mentioned their buying is curtailed. as a consumer is it different for me if i'm going into a store rather than turning to a keyboard? >> typically people buy more when they go into a store and see the last-minute register pickups and why retailers want you to get in their store. not only do they have those huge shipping costs online but could lure you in with other items when you're there. >> for people looking to buy retail stocks, what is happening with retail companies? are we going to see more closures or is this a strong
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environment? >> really, nothing has changed in the dynamic going in 2017 from what we were in 2016, where bricks and mortar retail is struggling. is there a shift online. sure, a lot of the bulk of retail sponged is still in stores but the shift, the trend is still going to online and the brick and mortar retailers have not found a way to capitalize on that in the face of the competition from amazon and we do not need as many brick and mortar stores as we have now. >> when i go online and start shopping it's a downhill slope. i'm burning through my credit card. thank you for stopping by. one of the world's top classical musicians faces surprising struggles. ahead, hear from kennedy center martha argerich play and .
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perspective, i am 52 and i just learned it's not pronounced choppin. >> a long time classical musical star is a now a kennedy noree. martha argerich played in the concert halls in 1960s and she described as a genius and a recogni recluse. she sat down with seth doane where they talked about her remarkable and enduring career ♪ >> reporter: there are few people on the planet who can make a piano do this. martha argerich has a dazzling ability to pull emotions from these 88 keys. the vi
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the. >> it's complicated. it's not a relationship like that. i love the piano. i love to practice and i love to play. it's not like this. >> reporter: i'm surprised. >> it's not like this. sometimes it's like this. ♪ >> good. >> but it's not always. sometimes i don't want to practice. i don't want to play. what is this? and i don't like the sound of the piano with other instruments. i like strings a lot. >> reporter: off stage, the unpredictable argerich reveals a personality as complex as the music she plays. >> the piano doesn't love me to day. when the piano doesn't like me, i don't play it. i say that. >> reporter: but the piano is an intimate object. >> i don't feel it like that. >> reporter: it certainly comes alive in her hand. she calls the piano her oldest
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companion, but specifies it's not always a friend. so-to-hear you speak, it sound like you're talking about a person, a relationship. >> uh-huh. well, that's what it is. >> reporter: that sometimes rocky relationship has taken her from her native argentina to the world's greatest performance halls. a documentary made by one of her three daughters shows argerich behind the scenes, at times, anxious about playing. >> i really don't want to play, you know? >> reporter: she is known to cancel concerts. and dislike doing interviews. >> hello. >> reporter: but on the day we met in a dressing room in rome she was warm and endearing. >> it goes okay. >> reporter: and treated us to a little concert. ♪ >> reporter: later, we watched her practice with her friend
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antonio palpona who lead italy's famed orchestra that she will perform with in the u.s. next fall. she rarely does solos because they make her lonely. >> music is wonderful. but the profession is not. >> reporter: now 75, she has battled cancer two times and had three marriages, and says the piano often kept her away from her daughters. during our interview, she suggested one daughter, annie, join us and share her seat. >> you see? >> reporter: argerich does things her way. >> we had a fun life, actually. we lived in a big house that was open all the time. >> reporter: and there was always music, particularly late into the night. >> so i would go to bed and i could hear. >> reporter: you would be trying to sleep and you would hear your mom practice? >> no, didn't try. slept. it's normal for me to have
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piano. >> reporter: all the time? >> yes. absolutely. >> miss martha argerich. >> reporter: it was annie who first learned her mom was going to receive the kennedy center honor, and recognition from president barack obama. ♪ >> she doesn't just play the piano. she possesses it. as a critic once wrote, she is an unaffected interpreter whose native language is music. >> reporter: she seems to almost shrug off such praise. would you do it differently, if you could, looking back? >> i think so. >> reporter: what would you do? >> but i didn't choose it. >> reporter: what do you mean you didn't choose it? >> i didn't choose. i was a pianist before i could decide that i was one or that i was going to. i didn't choose it. it's not a choice. ♪ >> reporter: not a choice. rather, a natural ability. argerich told us one always wants to do something one is not doing. it's a statement that revealed
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the human side of a genius. for "cbs this morning: saturday," seth doane, rome. ♪ >> you can watch the 39th annual kennedy center honors tomorrow night at 9:00/8:00 central here on cbs. a lot of amazing performances. >> i can't imagine just what it must be like to be that good, really at anything. certainly the piano. >> the speed at which her fingers move across the keyboard is fascinating. >> president obama and her daughters solve a code and escape with seconds to spare. ahead, how the first family is spending christmas in hawaii. you're watching "cbs this mornrning."
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♪ in our next half hour, we have a special holiday card for your family from our family. so to make time for that we will show you some of these headlines early. the arctic is getting warmer and the continents are growing colder. last month, temperatures in the arctic spiked 36 degrees above normal. that warm spell corresponded with extreme cold over siberia and some believe the pattern is driven by low sea ice caused by climate change. "time"
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the president went out for hawaii shaved ice after solving riddles inside a game room in honolulu. the manager of breakout waikiki says the obama's escaped with time to spare. 12 seconds to be exact. >> a nation where the heaviest drinking americans live. wisconsin is the only state where more than 60% of people 12 and older drink at least once a month. water? december is the peak drinking month in the u.s. because of the holidays. >> wow. okay on. millions of immigrants used ellis island as the gateway to the american dream. he with will go there to see how
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a photographer uses old methods to create a snapshot of history. >> good morning, i'm rahel solomon, philadelphia police searching for a tire slasher had reaked havoc in the somerdale neighborhood. take a look. photo journalist, found tires slashed at about ten cars, anyone with information is asked to call philadelphia police. now, a check on the forecast with katie fehlinger. little mild forecast on tap? >> it is at least initially here, expecting eventually another pretty significant drop on the thermometer courtesy of two separate cold fronts. for now actually tracking warmfront on the radar, not all that impressive, but what you notice right at the tail end of the loop, start to see couple of lick speckles of pink showing up within the green, telling you you have enough cold air at the surface you may ends one freezing rainout there. so specific to the northwest
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most suburbs, talking lehigh vale, poconos, berks county, lancaster county anywhere north and west of that, you have got enough cold air, freezing rain advisory in effect nor the next couple of hours, once that very modest little batch of precipitation gets here. high in philly hits 50 already above average. we do ten better than that tomorrow. but there is cold front, going to cross through, throughout the core of tomorrow, starting with showers, eventually clearing, but we also eventually see 15 degrees drop off from one day to the next, because of the colds front, more cold air reinforcements later this week. pat? >> that's incredible, we will take that, while we can get it, that's 06 degrees mark, not bad. not bad at all. also, not bad. looking at 95. it is clear from woodhaven to the vine. fourteen minutes, on drive, at 8:30 in the morning, and you got to love. that will same holds true for new jersey 42 freeway headed towards i-295, it is clear, i mean, there are barely anyone out on the roadways, you know it will pick up little bit with everything happening with taking back gifts, all of the christmas stuff, keep an eye
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on, that keep an eye on the accident sumneytown pike up in lansdale, as well, rahel? >> pat, thank you. our next update is at 8: 55, ahead on cbs this morning, inside ellis islands, forgotten buildings, i'm rahel solomon, make it a good mo
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." the managers of our national parks have made photography a priority for decade. the national park service just hired a photographer to document the human touch on the american landscape. one of his very first assignments focuses on ellis island in new york harbor. as part of our series "america the beautiful" jim axelrod met a man who wants his work to reveal more of the fabric of our nation. >> reporter: while at first look, his work space doesn't look so dreamy. an area like this, is this a challenge for you? >> this area is very much a challenge for me.
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♪ >> reporter: this building abandoned for 60 years, boarded up and filled with debris, is actually supplying photographer jared bortise with a challenge. you have to make something that is big wide open space. >> apparently. >> reporter: and when you're taking a photograph, especially the way the public consumes photography these days, it's all instant, real quick. so what you have to do is try to find a composition and angle that you know is going to capture people and interest them. >> reporter: or tease tiz is sn his way through a forgotten corner of ellis island. fall from the splendor of the great haul where 12 million immigrants entered the country. this room in particular very evocative for you. whether it's mattress sterilizes or carved into the wall.
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that must grab your eye? >> well, absolutely. >> reporter: ortiz is making sure all parts of the immigrants' experience at ellis island are remembered. >> i definitely think about the emotions. i just can't imagine what it must have been like to go through that boat ride and coming off in that port. it inspires me to do the best can i because it's important to get the stories told. >> ellis island is important to american history because immigration is important to american history. >> reporter: historian kenneth c. davis. >> 1 in 3 americans is descended from somebody who walked through these halls. >> reporter: ortiz is one of an exclusive photographers. one like this who capture our national parks for the library of congress and like adams in the 1940s, jared ortiz uses a large format camera. >> it's really a control thing. i have to be honest.
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if you're just meticulous and you want to have all control over every aspect of your image, this is the taecamera to use. >> reporter: each shot could take a half an hour and light. a lot of process involving math and all for one split second, burned into film forever. >> what i'm doing is just trying to capture the essence of history and inform the public of what has happened in these locations with my photographs. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," jim axelrod, ellis island. >> such a beautiful story. >> yeah. do you guys have family that passed through ellis island? >> apparently. 1 in 3 of us do. >> 1963, pan am. i'm intrigued by people who could go back and look at their ancestors and great grandparents coming through ellis island. >> what each group has gone through and tried to move up
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♪ how do charlie and norah and gayle not dance every time they come out of a commercial break? 2016 is an exciting year for us at "cbs this morning." we bring you the news every day with the help and dedication of an entire team. here is our holiday card to you. ♪ ♪ ♪ candles burning low lots of mistletoe lots of snow and ice ♪ ♪ everywhere we go singing carols right outside my door ♪ ♪ all these things and more all these things and more ♪
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>> good morning, i'm rahel some. solomon. four. celebrate is, kwanzaa begins, and runs through flew years day. first, we check in with katie fehlinger. little warm up in store? >> indeed we do have that, enough cold air at the surface, rahel, some of the north and west most suburbs could end up finding little bit every icing take place out there. that's because we have the warmfront lifting in, bringing with it modest precipitation, which isn't falling just yet across the suburbs, but you do have temperature outside at
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bernville, cold air, again, could slick end up, so the road surface out there even if you only have little hint of light precipitation rolling through. so, please watch for. that will lehigh valley, also berks, lancaster counties, as we head into the second half of the day, looks like it will all turn over to rain, again, do have warmfront lifting in all the way to up 50 in fact for eventual high. tomorrow spiking to 60, so some very warm air, watch for additional rain showers tomorrow morning, especially then we clear it out, cold front does its job, knocks temperatures back, quite the roller coaster ride. by friday can't even hit 40 in you're lucky, pat, lots to talk about this week in wetter. >> grab back of temperatures as we were saying earlier, yes, katie, sort of all over the place there is morning, though, your rush hour was awesome. really in a word, no delays here on the schuylkill expressway, there haven't been at all this morning, on any of the major roadways throughout the philadelphia area. so, no complaints there, if you are headed out to take back the gifts, you got open roadway. there is an accident though. sumneytown pike, to you
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commencing avenue. injury has been reported here. so there could be some slow downs in this area, but overall in the area not too bad, rahel? >> pat, thank you. that's "eyewitness news" for now. join us for "eyewitness news" at noon, i'm rahel solomon, make it a great day.
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