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captioning sponsored by cbs ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪>> quijano: inaugurak begins. before history is made in washington - a rehearsal - complete with stand-ins for the incoming president and first lady. also tonight, exit interviews with president obama -- and key players in his administration. the emotional reunion between a girl - and her parents - 18 years after she was stolen at birth. >> i never gave up hope. i always thought i'd find her. >> quijano: and the curtain is closing on "the greatest show on earth." after dropping elephants from its circus. ringling brothers is - packing its trunks. this is the "cbs weekend news."
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>> quijano: good evening, i'm elaine quijano. by the end of the work-week, donald trump will be sworn in as the nation's 45th president. with the inauguration just have five days away, a rehearsal was held in washington today - with stand-ins for mr. trump and his wife, melania. the inaugural events are expected to draw about a million spectators and demonstrators. jamie yuccas shows us how washington is getting ready. >> the stage is set for president-elect donald trump and vice president elect mike pence to be sworn in. at a parade practice-run today - stand-ins tried to make it look like the real deal, with security in place. temporary fences are up around much of the city- and homeland security secretary jeh johnson says law enforcement is ready. >> this includes approximately 10,000 individuals from the department of homeland security and some 12,000 other federal have personnel, including 7800
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members of the national guard. >> also making preparations for a million people - don's johns. the rent-a-toilet company is making headlines for its cover- up of the company name. it's not clear if "don's johns" name hits too close to home for organizers of donald trump's inauguration or if the company is trying to keep in line with d.c. compliance rules on advertising. meanwhile, there will be glitz and glamour at mister trump's three official inaugural balls friday night. toby keith, 3 doors down and lee greenwood will headline an inaugural concert thursday night. however, broadway star jennifer holliday backed out this weekend. telling her fans, one of the main reasons she pulled out was a backlash from the lgbtq community. the talladega college great tornado marching band isn't bowing to pressure to back out. the band, from an historically black college in alabama, is much raising money to join 40 other groups in friday's parade.
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law enforcement expects about be 900,000 spectators at the inauguration ceremony. 99 groups have permits to rally for and against the new president. but elaine, the largest demonstration could come the day after the inauguration when "the women's march on wash" occurs on saturday. >> jamie yuccas, thank you. president-elect trump spent the weekend in new york. it's his final weekend as a civilian - at least for the next four years. errol barnett has more from washington. >> donald trump won a landslide. the american people spoke decisively. >> on face the nation today, vice president-elect mike pence defended the legitimacy of the incoming commander-in-chief, donald trump. >>and i promise them come noon this coming friday, change really begins. >> a growing number of house democrats are refusing to attend mr. trump's inauguration. including civil rights icon john lewis, who attracted trump's twitter wrath on saturday after
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questioning his presidential win. >> i think we should have a special commission to get to the bottom of what happened, what role did the russians play in determining the leader of our country? >> pence says he is deeply disappointed by lewis' comments, and predicts better u.s. russia ties. >> in the president-elect you have someone who is willing to approach this terrible relationship the united states has with russia today with fresh eyes and to at least be open to a better relationship. >> this weekend, rallies in support of immigration reform and obamacare were held across the country. in an exit interview airing tonight on sixty minutes, president obama lamented divisions in washington. >> to sustain a governing majority, that requires an ability for republicans and
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democrats to find some common ground. and right now, the structure and the system is such where it makes it really hard for people too work together. >> president-elect trump will be here in washington monday, the martin luther king junior holiday. and in what may be seen as an effort to be more inclusive to is be african americans, elaine, justice clarence thomas will swear in the vice president elect at the inauguration. >> thank you. tonight, we have a series of exit interviews with key players in the obama administration - beginning with secretary of state john kerry. he will likely be replaced as the top u.s. diplomat by former exxon-mobil ceo, rex tillerson. so far, the passing of the torch between kerry and tillerson has consisted of a five-minute phone call. here's margaret brennan. >> as he prepares to leave office, secretary kerry is clearly worried that
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president-elect trump might undo some of his hard won achievements, namely the historic deal to freeze iran's nuclear program. mr. trump has pledged to rip it up. >> if all of a sudden, you pull out of that, all of our allies who joined us in the effort would have extraordinary questions about america's leadership and america's is judgement. >> kerry is also concerned about the middle east, where he spent 9 months trying to secure peace between the israelis and palestinians. he said the president elect's campaign to move the u.s. embassy to the disputed city of jerusalem would inflame the arab world. >> you'd have an explosion, an region. >> neighboring syria has already exploded, killing thousands of civilians and leaving millions displaced. dictator bashar assad -- whom the administration argued must step down -- has held on to power. kerry advocated using military force but was overruled by
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president obama and his exhaustive diplomacy led to sharp criticism. >> what's the alternative to that? is the alternative that the secretary of state of the united states, the president of the united states, are gonna be in these important-- powerful positions and do nothing about one of the greatest catastrophes, humanitarian catastrophes that's unfolding before our eyes? of course not. >> kerry says his drive to become a peacemaker was forged while fighting in vietnam, where he deployed in 1968. but he later became an anti-war advocate. back in vietnam nearly 5 decades later, kerry says that experience changed him. is. >> i feel that it chasened me, it cautioned me, it gave me a sense of understanding of how people in positions of responsibility can look at something and misunderstand it and make a decision that costs lives. >> after he steps down, kerry says he'll find another way to
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serve. but without that the air force 757 that's ferried him over one million miles to ninety-one countries. >> these are your living >> this is it, home away from home. >> he'll trade the cabin he's made home for 4 years. for his real home in boston, where he admits, at 73, he's got some catching up to do. >> i've got-- grandkids and, you know, kids. i'll pay a little more attention. and my wife would love to see me. >> so what are you going to do next? >> have some fun. >> margaret brennan, cbs news, washington. >> now, we turn to the justice department - where vanita gupta has been heading up the civil rights division. under attorney general loretta lynch, gupta worked to hold police departments accountable. gupta's boss will likely be replaced by alabama senator jeff sessions - who is expected to revamp the justice department's priorities. here's paula reid.
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>> just weeks after the shooting death of michael brown lead-to riots in ferguson, missouri. vanita gupta joined the department of justice's civil nik0 nik1 nik0 rights division. over the next two years she would lead investigations into that city's police force as well as police departments in baltimore and chicago. >> the goal is to have a police department that has, where their officers have the support that they need, where they have the trust of every part of the community and where the community feels protected by its police department and not antagonized and not hurt by them. >> the obama justice department has opened 25 investigations into law enfrocement agencies across the country. >> let me just say that our investigations are never propelled by a single incident. we have to have a predicate of some notion that there might be a pattern of unconstitutional police practices before we will open an investigation. >> but the presumpstive incoming attorney general, senator jeff sessions, says he would prefer not to pursue so many investigations. >> i think there is concern that good police officers and good
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departments can be sued by the much department of justice when you just have individuals within a department who have done wrong. >> senator sessions has said that is when he wants to get involved, when police departments come and ask for help, is that enough? >> feruson for example is one exampel where it did not come at the request of local officials, but it was an important ing investigation that yielded t the michael brown shooting, the tension and resentment between police and communities had started long before shooting of michael brown. >> gupta says the challenge of rebuilding trust between communities & police is not going away. >> i don't think that the climate is going to change, the videos are going to stop - there is always going to be the potential for unrest no matter who is in the white house and no matter who is in the justice department. >> while senator sessions doesnt plan to open many civil rights
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investigations, he says he's leaving existing reform agreements in place. paula reid, cbs news, washington. >> quijano: a deadly ice storm continues to blast the central u.s. dangerous weather stretches for more than a thousand from new mexico to illinois. oklahoma, and missouri were hard hit. at least three people have been killed on slippery roads since friday. tens of thousands of homes and businesses lost power this weekend. hundreds of flights have been delayed or cealz. it was an emotional reunion this weekend between a girl and her parents 18 years after she was stolen at birth. tony dokoupil has the story. >> this weekend, a young woman finally met her birth parents.ù. >>please, please, bring back my child. >> eighteen years ago an infant
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named kamyah mobley was snatched from a jacksonville, florida hospital - hours after she was born. father craig aiken met his daughter yesterday inside a police station in walterboro, south carolina --- where she had been living with her accused kidnapper. >> i never gave up hope. i always thought i'd find her. >> gloria williams faces life in prison for allegedly posing as a nurse and taking the infant from the arms of her mother. >> please, it's really hurting my heart that i can't hold my child. tbs >> police say an anonymous tip, and a dna test cracked the case. neighbors describe williams as a good person who worked at a v-a hospital, and did charity work. kamya calls her - momma. kamiyah -who currently goes by a different name - given to her by williams - spent about 45 minutes with her biological parents. her father said it was - beautiful. going to be hard to make that up. >> she >> kamiyah's birth parents say
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it's up to her if she wants to come to jacksonville. her accused abductor faces extradition to florida in the coming weeks, elaine. >> thank you. >> former pro wrestler jimmy "superfly" snooka has died. his high-flying style made him a fan favorite in the 1980s. in recent years, he battled stomach cancer. he was accused of murdering his ex girlfriend - but earlier this month, the charges were dropped. month, the charges were dropped. jimmy snooka was 73. coming up next: the ringling brothers circus is folding up its tents for good. yd sugar and a1c goals by activating what's within me with once-weekly trulicity. trulicity is not insulin. it helps activate my body to do what it's supposed to do release its own insulin. trulicity responds when my blood sugar rises. i take it once a week, and it works 24/7. it comes in an easy-to-use pen and i may even lose a little weight. trulicity is a once-weekly injectable prescription medicine
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circus jumped flew and disaz led their way into fans' hearts. just last week.ù the first femae ringmaster made her debut. but despite efforts to update their acts. kenneth feld, ceo of feld entertainment. ringling brothers and barnum and bailey's parent company.ù says financially- the show can't go on. >> it's been through every kind of economic cycle, and it's been through a lot of change. it isn't relevant to people in the same way. >> last year the company decided to retire the elephant show. and the circus saw a dramatic drop in ticket sales. >> there used to be more animals, but there doesn't seem to be much this time. >> feld entertainment was plagued with years of protests from animal activists. ben williamson is a senior director with peta. >> do you think this will have a bigger impact on other animal >> i do. i think this is going to have
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an enormous impact. we've seen things like seaworld banning orca breeding, and now ringling retiring all of its animals. i think this is a sea change in the way the people view animals in captivity. >> still. fans are heartbroken. " this is a tradition gone for our family, forever. we're all very upset." return to index of stories... the circus' last stop will be in ny on may 21st, feld entertainment says all of their existing animals will go to suitable homes once they have their final curtain call, is elaine. >> quijano: mireya, thanks. we'll be right back.
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>> quijano: many families are heading to the movies on this long holiday weekend. a study released last week warns parents gun violence is on the rise in pg-13 movies. jericka duncan has more on this. >> for some movie fans, knowing the difference between pg-13 and rated r movies is becoming more difficult. movie goer kelsy hulbert. >> i have watched movies now and i am like, are you sure this is not rated r? study by the annenberg public center at the university of pennsylvania, gun violence and scenes in the biggest box office
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r rated fliments. dan romer is the lead researcher. >> it is even more disturbing because the trend is going upward it is even higher than it was back in the end of 2012. >> from 2012 to 2015, romer says gun violence in pg 13 movies. he says, action packed movies like g.i. joe: retaliation. avengers. supervise hero be movies like ant man, leave out real life consequences of gun violence. and that he says is dangerous. >> when movies shows these kinds of behaviors that are harmful without any of the harmful consequences it is more likely that the lessons children will imitate that kind much behavior. >> a lot of fire power. >> pg 13 movies are dominating hollywood. they are increasingly popular with families despite the violence. joan graves heads the ratings system for the motion picture
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association of america. do you think parents have become more desensitize to violence? >> i don't think that they have become more desensitize i think that in the last several years the superhero movies have caught on in a big way and i think that is what is causing a lot of this attention to more violence. >> researchers say they don't know the effects of repeated exposure to this type of gun violence. but the american academy of pediatrics says repeatedly viewing of violent media content, can influence some youth, to become more jericka duncan cbs news new york pfn >> quijano: up next: the new wave of "whisper the new wave of "whisper whiskeys" - made for millennials. your whole day stops. try this. but just one aleve
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remember one in three people get shingles in their lifetime, will it be you? talk you to your doctor or pharmacist about me, single shot zostavax. you've got a shot against shingles. >> quijano: it's "last call" for tonight. jonathan vigliotti tells us about a new wave of spirits - made for millennials - that's shaking up the whisky business. >> its amber tones and smoky notes have seduced for centuries and given birth to one of the uk's most lucrative industries. in the rolling hills of scotland, making scotch whiskey is a work of art. the grains are mashed, fermented, then distilled and finally aged in wooden casks. it's a 500-year-old spirit protected by law and drinking it can pack a lot of rules.
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but in a small london loft whisky blender john glaser is dropping the pre-tense and adding a new range of flavors. >> y'know a lot of people think scotch whisky is high handed, they think there are rules, yo >> it's a little scare yu, it's intimidating. >> there are so many different scotch whiskies and how do i choose, so it is intimidating and we try to break all that is down. >> whisper whisky, its being dubbed. mellower and lighter, for the millennial palate. the production process borrows from tradition. glaser buys single malts from scottish distilleries. like blenders of the past, he then mixes them. but he goes one step further, maturing the blend again in specially crafted casks that add more flavor. is when you're tasting, when you're tasting. >> you can taste the fan la.
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it's a technique that's won this michigan expat international praise and scottish scorn. his innovative casks led to one of his whiskies being banned by the scotch whisky association, the industry's old guard. the association's rosemary gallagher laid down the law. >> it has to be made in scotland from water, yeast, and cereals and has to be matured for 3 years in oak casks and that makes sure when people buy scotch whisky they know exactly what they're getting. >> but in 2015, for the first time ever, not a single scotch appeared in the prestigious whisky bible's top three list. a japanese whisky ranked #1. this year scotch is back on the list but with a lighter caramel/vanilla blend. >> if you're just doing things the way you've always done, eventually you're going to fall behind. >> but where the old way meets the new wave - whisky hopes to stay on top. jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, london. >> quijano: that's the cbs >> quijano: that's the cbs weekend
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>> i'm natasha brown just ahead the philadelphia mob boss dies in prison. we'll take a look back at his reign that ended when he was sent to jail for several murders. >> we will have pleasant sunshine for our sunday and then rain in the forecast. >> and the clock ticking down to inauguration day
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