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♪ it's tuesday, january 31st, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." fallout over president trump's travel ban continues. in a series of late-night moves, the president fired the acting attorney general who refused to defend his executive order and appointed a replacement to carry out his controversial plan. in grief. as thousands turn out to mourn the six men gunned down in evening prayers at a mosque. this morning, investigators are learning more about the suspected killer considered a terrorist by the canadian prime
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minister. and about-face. the boy scouts of america move to allow transgender scouts after one boy stopped the ban. after one boy stopped the ban. >> i didn't do anything wrong. captioning funded by cbs 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. well, president trump fired the acting attorney general for refusing to defend the executive order on immigration. shortly after sally yates was fired last night, longtime prosecutor dana boente was sworn in to take her place. after statements a large group of diplomat voiced a memo, and democratic lawmakers held a rally on the steps of the supreme court to protest the immigration and refugee ban. henna zanls here.
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good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. president trump will name his nominee for a supreme court judge tonight during a prime time speech at the white house. senator jeff sessions is expected to be approved by a senate judiciary committee this morning, leaving him one step closer to a full vote by the republican-led senate. >> reporter: president trump booted acting attorney general sally yates last night and quickly named dana boente the u.s. attorney for the eastern district of virginia to replace her. the staff shake job came hours after yates ordered lawyers to stop defending what she called the president's unlawful travel and refugee ban. the white house fired back in a statement calling the obama administration appointee, quote, weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration. the move claimed praise from texas senator ted cruz who called on democrats to confirm jeff sessions immediately. but democrats opposed to the
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trump executive order disagreed. >> next attorney general must be a champion. a steadfast advocate, and protector of the rule of law. >> reporter: as people across the country continue to protest mr. trump's controversial immigration order, democrats rallied support on the steps of the supreme court. >> order will make us unsafe. the order will make us inhumane. >> reporter: amid the ongoing demonstrations, the president has scheduled a prime time address to announce his nominee for the supreme court. >> i think you will be very impressed with this person. >> reporter: leading conternsds including pennsylvania federal courts judge thomas hadiman and denver based neil gorsuch. democrats are vowing to oppose the president's pick. >> and president obama made a
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statement yesterday the president fend mentally disagrees with the notion of discriminations against individuals because of their faith or religion. democrats tried to pass legislation to resume the executive order on immigration yesterday. that effort was blocked by republicans. anne-marie. >> hena daniels here in new york. thank you so much, hena. michael morell was the dispute director of the cia and he also endorsed hillary clinton during the campaign. and he talked about the travel ban with cbs evening news anchor scott pelley. >> does the travel ban make us safer? >> scott, it doesn't make us any safer. in fact, it makes us less safe. not only was the vetting of individuals to this country already expensive, but the downsides are significant. they range from the fact this will be a cools for isis. they'll get recruits out of
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this. second, the countries who are targeted here are going to be angry about we need them to be our partners. and third, the specific individuals in those countries who work for the u.s. militarily. who work for the u.s. intelligence who used to believe that would get them to the united states, now don't have that in front of them anymore. >> you said the vetting before this time was extensive, what is it? >> individuals for this country need to apply for visas to come to the united states. when they do that, there are checks of all u.s. government databases. checks of our allies and interviews with the individuals. when we grant a visa, we're pretty sure that person is not a terrorist and we've been successful today. >> of the seven mainly muslim countries where immigration has been, none has been a source of terror attack in the u.s. as opposed to saudi arabia where the 9/11 attackers came from is not on the list.
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ahead on "cbs this morning," well talk to john dickerson about the fallout. two canadians and a french canadian student known for his right wing views has been charged at a quebec city mosque. he was arrested after calling 911 and saying he wanted to cooperate with police. >> reporter: alexander bissonnette appeared briefly wearing a white jumpsuit. he's charged with six counts of first degree murder and six counts of attempted murder, bissonnette will not enter a plea. during evening prayers, first responders rushed inside to save the wounded. prime minister justin trudeau
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addressed. >> this is a group targeted. make no mistake this was a terrorist attack. >> reporter: more than 50 people were inside the morph at the time of the attack. in addition to the six killed more than a dozen were injured including five critically. >> it's hard to think this happens. >> reporter: in montreal, a massive crowd held a candlelight vigil to remember the victims. and outside the mosque city, mourners trying to make of the tragedy bringing flowers and notes. >> we will get to the bottom of this, such senseless violence has no place in canadian society. >> reporter: investigators haven't said what may have motivated the attack. the navy s.e.a.l. during a raid at an al qaeda base in yemen. chief warfare operator william owens from peoria, illinois, was
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36 years years old. the commander of naval warfare described him as highly respected and an exceptional navy s.e.a.l. the boys scouts of merk will allow transgender americans to enroll in its boys only program. previously they relied on the sex on the birth certificate, well, now, whatever is listed on the certificate will suffice. last year, joe maldonado was asked to leave the new jersey troop. >> this never happened in my life. >> his mother said she is delighted but still angry. >> this was a wake-up call for him. our society could be so cruel. >> joe maldonado turned 9 tomorrow. and he isn't sure if he'll rejoin the scouts. the national girl scouts has accepted transgender members for years. in california, cleanup is
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under way in hollywood hills where a landslide knocked out power to hundreds of homes. the massive mudslide blocked a road and entrance to three homes. no one was injured but at least three houses have been marked as who taken douse to live in. also in northern california, south of san francisco apartments threatened by erosion were torn down. it took just minutes for heavy equipment to demolish the wood-frame building. a string of powerful storms has hit the pacific coast. coming up on the "morning news," lgbt protection. the white house plans to keep an order from the obama administration. and illegal cargo. an airline worker makes a huge drug discovery. this is the "cbs morning news." >> announcer: this portion of the "cbs this morning" sponsored by seabond, stronger hold all day. ea-bond denture adhesive seals. holds stronger than the
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james corden weighed in on the president's travel ban. the late late show opened with corden at l.a.x. for a flight. at the end, a message, freedom of movement should be this easy for all legal immigrants. not just white and christian ones. and a warning shot in an unexpected play. the los angeles times reports that iran has conducted its first mistle test since president trump took office. the rocket traveled about 650 miles before it exploded. israel called the test a violation of the u.n. security council resolution. the white house said only it was looking into it. "the wall street journal" said president trump has placed cia director mike pompeo on the national security council. mr. trump was criticized for keeping steve bannon.
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that excluded the head of intelligence and military who usually has council seats. "the new york times" said trump will not overturn lgbt workers. president obama's 2014 order was the first to ban bias against government workers based on gender identity. the "houston chronicle" said george h.w. bush is back at home after being hospitalized for more than two weeks. the 92 former president was treated for pneumonia. he has a form of parkinson's disease and needs a wheel declare or scooter for mobility. and the dallas morning news said a mechanic found 21 pounds of cocaine in the nose of an american airlines jet. the plane was being serviced in oklahoma after flying sunday from colombia to miami. investigators say the drug, wrapped in seven bricks, are worth more than $400,000.
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on the "cbs moneywatch," silicon valley weighs in on the travel ban. and the car hailing app lyft gets a boost. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie green. google plans to discuss in spirit of a lawsuit challenging president trump's travel ban. the meeting followed google's employees at the company's headquarters in california. hundreds rallied against the ban. google also created a multimillion-dollar crisis fund for immigrants, including the aclu. tech stocks are lower on monday with concerns it will be harder for skill companies to hire workers. the dow fell 122 points. the s&p lost 13. the nasdaq dropped 47. ride hailing app lyft surpassed rival uber in u.s.
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downloads for the first time ever. it happened sunday it appears to be the result of a bleak uber campaign and users are upset with uber's plan with the immigration deleted their uber account. taxi drives went on strike at airports to protest the travel ban. and planning to pay a $425 million fine, deutsche bank with the stocks sold the sellers were paid in dollars. the scheme moved about $10 billion out of russia 202011 and 2015. and the athletic gear maker under armour is making gear made in the usa. under armour is rethinking its strategy. at a new facility in baltimore. understand armour is trying to
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. the new barista at a san francisco cafe won't compliment your outfit or ask how the weather is, it's a robot that can make two cups of coffee in a
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minute. >> reporter: this doesn't look like your typical barista. inside a shopping mall inside san francisco, a robotic can make 120 cups in an hour. >> you can order on the app or here on the actual screen. i want a cafe latte today. >> reporter: you can customize to a point. pay with a credit card or system like apple pay. an eight-ounce cup is less than $3. the robot makes the cup through the entire process. >> 20 to 25 seconds. some drinks with syrup or milk will take maybe 55 seconds. >> reporter: once it's ready, you'll get a text message with an unique code to pick up your coffee. if you want a lid, you'll have to pick one up from an employee. right now, you can't choose
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different milks or decaf but they hope to include more offers in the future. >> later on this year, obviously, we'll have in malls and high traffic areas, as well as office of several big tech companies in the area. >> reporter: several companies have also been working on robot baristas designed to deliver a consistent cup all the time. >> the goal is to give you a cup consistently as possible. it's not to design robots as possible. >> reporter: what does it taste like? >> it's pretty good. cafe latte. cool beans. in san francisco, lexi sevrides. the age-old practice of swading is being used by mothers in japan. to reduce aches and pains they're wrapped from head to toe while sitting with their legs
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shears another look at this morning's top story. the acting attorney general sally yates was fired by president trump for refusing to defend his executive order on immigration. she described the order as unlawful. shortly afterwards, dana boente was sworn in in her place. democrats rallied on the steps on of the supreme court. >> order will make us unsafe. the order will make us inhuman. and the order will make us less of america. >> president trump says tonight he'll announce his choice for the supreme court seat to replace justin antonin scalia. and president trump's travel restrictions affect people who have helped the united states in
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the banned countries. they include a top iraqi general. charlie d'agata met with him. >> reporter: i'm a four-star general, he said, and i'm banned from entering the u.s.? the general commands all iraqi forces including the american-trained counterterrorism troops that have been leading the fight with isis for 2 1/2 years. his family was relocated to the u.s. for their safety. and he had plans to see them this week until he was told not to bother. >> you're hoping to visit america where you have a home. you're smiling, what happened? i've been fighting terrorism for 13 years and winning he told us. now the kids are asking me if i'm a terrorist. we met the general at his heavily fortified compound inside of greenville. >> safety? safety for your family in
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america? >> yeah, yeah. >> reporter: for the past decades, kanani has been traveling to u.s. central command in tampa for high-level meetings with military leadership. there are many american troops here in iraq, he said. after this ban, how are we supposed to deal with each other? the ban comes just as iraqi and u.s. forces are on the verge of victory in mosul. and just when president donald trump has asked his military commanders to accelerate the war against militants. the ban needs to be reviewed, the general said. we thought we were partners with our american friends. now we realize we're just considered terrorists. >> the general told us he may try to travel this week. there's still no guarantee he won't be turned around. he said the ban came as a shock. no one in his circle had any idea it was coming, charlie d'agata, cbs news, baghdad.
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well, coming up on your local news on "cbs this morning," more fallout and reaction from president trump's controversial travel ban. plus, the obamacare deadline. the last day to sign up is today a look at whether you should enroll. and we'll take you inside the media service in houston for super bowl li opening night. that is the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news" this morning. the aclu is going to court in philadelphia. the legal move the non-profit is making on behalf of families denied entry at philadelphia international airport. >> and there is snow in the forecast yet again. the places that may see some flakes today and just how much. oh, my gosh. >> and an explosion at the gas station. a place in our area where this fiery scene unfolded. today is tuesday, january 31, good morning, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. all that plus disturbing finds at pennsylvania school. first, let's check the forecast with katie and the roads with meisha. >> the roads are looking

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