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♪ good morning, this is thursday, february 23, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." tempers rise at town hall protests with angry trump opponents confronting congressional republicans. and the white house revokes federal protections for trans gender students in public schools. protesters clash with police in anaheim, california, overnight after an off duty police officer fires a shot in the dispute with a crowd of teenagers. and relentless rain in northern california creates a rare sight at an overflowing lake. the phenomenon that hasn't been seen in more than a decade. >> we begin with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds.
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>> you work for us. >> let's take a couple more comments or questions about health care. [ shouting ] >> lawmakers face off with angry voters. >> the president and the white house say at least some of the outrage is manufactured. >> this wasn't an artificial cowd. it wasn't manufactured. it was real people with real concerns. >> the trump administration rolling back federal protections for trans gender students in public schools. >> he believes in states' rights and certain issues like this aren't best dealt with at the federal level. moreno is wreaking havoc in the bay area. >> the water is receding. we are far from out of this. >> we go back into winter throughout the plains. >> a nasty return to winter. talking about potential blizzard conditions. >> back up! >> unrest in southern california as protesters gathered over a police officer firing a gun during a confrontation with teenagers. >> the fiery last stand over the
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dakota access oil pipeline as demonstrators faced a deadline to leave the camp site. >> the storm is bearing down on the uk. >> the warning is to batten down the hatches. >> all that -- >> tom brady's super bowl jersey m.i.a. so there are suspects including lady gaga. where was she after the game? >> lady gaga wouldn't do it. >> for sure she could have done it. >> and figuring out whether we have company out there. >> seven newly discovered planets. >> a new solar system 39 light years away. how far is that, steve? >> pretty far. >> thank you. >> on "cbs this morning." >> five seconds to go. >> they have to pay attention to the clock. syracuse wins! >> are you serious? gillan has beaten duke and the orange had them all the way. an assassin. >> this morning's eye opener is
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presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is off so anthony mason is with us. we have to talk about that college basketball. >> if charlie was here he would not be happy about that. >> north carolina -- >> what a game. >> a big east alumni wouldn't like that. syracuse is no longer in the big east. >> way to hit the three pointer. >> lots of news. first president trump is getting low marks in the latest cbs news polls. opinions are guided along party lines. the poll shows 39% of americans approve of the president's job performance. 51% disapprove. people say immigration is the most important issue. the president needs to address it followed by the economy and health care. >> those topics at the center of confrontations at town halls around the country. constituent are blasting members
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of congress and the trump administration policies. >> my husband has alzheimer's, dementia and other things and you want to stand there and expect us to be calm, cool, and collected. >> what kind of insurance do you have? >> you can hear the anger and pain in that woman's voice. another town hall is scheduled today near pensacola, florida. good morning. >> reporter: lawmakers come to explain their own actions but this week one of the main things voters want to talk about along with immigration or health care is the president himself. in some cases these lawmakers are having to answer for behavior or comments or policies they themselves don't support. >> do you agree with mr. trump that the press is the enemy of
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the american people -- yes or no? >> yes or no? [ cheers ] >> no. >> arkansas senator tom cotton fielded a lot of uncomfortable questions about his party's leader last night. this one was the most painful. >> if you call yourself a christian man, are you making the right decisions for these kids while you are supporting the policies of a man who wants to grab women by the [ bleep ]? [ cheers ] >> it would seem that you have uncovered that we have a lot of people here who are not supportive of donald trump. [ cheers ] >> reporter: at hostile town halls republicans have decided some presidential behavior isn't worth defending. >> he makes delusional statements. >> i think that was a fine last question. i intend to answer it to the best of my ability. >> reporter: mr. trump's relationship with russia is a flash point. >> we need to make sure that our
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president is not a puppet of vladimir putin. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: as has his refusal to release his tax returns. >> he's the president. he's not a private individual. >> reporter: in louisiana senator cassidy tried to talk about obamacare. [ shouting ] but he was drowned out and said later the anti-trump fervor is preventing productive discourse. >> when i point out trump goals they say he's lying. if you just decided you won't believe him we can't go forward. >> reporter: the white house said yesterday that some of the scenes are being manufactured by professional protesters. most republican lawmakers say the opposite that they may not agree with everything they are saying but they are real people, anthony, with real concerns. >> thank you. the president is hearing protests after the white house reversed new federal guidelines on school bathrooms. a judge had already blocked the
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obama administration's guidance that trans gender students must be allowed to use facilities based on the gender they identify with. the trump administration says the federal government should not interfere. major garrett is at the white house with the decision. good morning. >> good morning. this reversal is designed to take the federal government out of the transgender bathroom issue and take the debate and the search for solutions in the hands of states and local school districts. critics say this will create confusion and could open the door to discrimination and possibly bullying. protesters formed outside the white house last night as the decision to end federal protections for transgender students put president trump front and center in the battle over lgbt rights. in a statement released last night the white house said policy regarding transgender bathrooms should be decided at the state level. sean spicer echoed the guidance tuesday. >> this is not something that the federal government should be involved in.
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this is a states' rights issue. >> reporter: last may trans gender students were allowed to use bathrooms that matched their gender identity. those that didn't comply would lose funding. >> we should try to accommodate the kids so they are not in a position. >> the justice department has a duty to enforce the law. the issue gained prominence last march when north carolina enacted a law restricting access to bathrooms in certain government-owned buildings to the sex that appears on a person's birth certificate. candidate trump criticized north carolina's move. >> there have been very few complaints the way it is. >> reporter: and said caitlyn jenner could use any bathroom in trump tower. >> in caitlyn jenner walked into trump tower and wanted to use the bathroom she could use any bathroom she chooses. >> that's correct. >> reporter: mr. trump told fox news that night it is up to the
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states to make their own decisions. >> the federal government should not be involved. >> reporter: the white house said betsy devos is 100% on board with the reversal in federal policy. in a statement last night the education secretary said in part students should have the freedom to learn and thrive in a safe and trusted environment. this is not merely a federal mandate but a moral obligation no individual, school, district or state can abdicate. norah? >> major, thank you so much. a high level u.s. delegation is trying to sell new deportation policies to mexico. secretary of state rex tillerson and john kelly want to find common ground on immigration and a border wall. so far mexico's leadership is not buying it. the country's foreign affairs secretary says we will not accept it because there is no reason why we should. chip reed is following the immigration talks. good morning. >> good morning. secretaries tillerson and kelly will meet with the mexican
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president this afternoon. they have a tall order to calm the nerves of mexican officials angry about the administration's immigration enforcement guidelines. >> the relationship with mexico is phenomenal now. i think there is an unbelievable and robust dialogue between the nations. >> reporter: as the white house was insisting the state of u.s./mexico diplomacy is healthy, 1800 miles away in mexico city secretary of state rex tillerson was on a mission to mend a fractured relationship. at the center of the rift a new immigration memo that authorizes the deportation of anyone living in the u.s. illegally. >> you have to understand that we are not going out and doing mass deportations. >> reporter: joining tillerson today in mexico, homeland security secretary john kelly. the two plan to discuss the new trump administration policy of deporting anyone caught entering the u.s. through mexico, regardless of their nationality. they could bring up president trump's desire to make mexico pay for a wall on the border --
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an explosive issue that caused the mexican president to cancel his meeting with the president in january. >> we are going to renegotiate other aspects of our relationship with mexico. and in the end i think it will be good for both countries. >> reporter: president trump has told all federal agencies to comb through their budgets and look for waste. that would include spending on mexico. >> no more wasted money. we are going to be spending the money in a very careful manner. >> reporter: the president has specifically ordered the department of homeland security to comb through the last five fiscal years of aid to mexico. of an estimated 320 million dollars annually the largest chupg goes to law enforcement including helping mexican authorities fight the war on drugs. gayle? >> chip, thank you. vice president mike pence visited a jewish cemetery where vandals damaged more than 150 headstones. he helped clean the grave sites at the st. louis area cemetery
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helped by the governor of missouri and hundreds of volunteers. all of the headstones have been repaired or replaced. >> there is no place in america for hatred or acts of prejudice, violence or antisemitism. >> reporter: the vice president also thanked the volunteers for, quote, inspiring the nation. he said yesterday it shows what america is really about. a lot of people were giving him credit. >> i think it's great he went out there. and that so many muslim-americans did, too. >> the response was extraordinary. it was great. >> police in anaheim arrested 200 people during protests. hundreds flooded the streets one day after an off duty police officer fired his gun during a dispute with teenagers. one protester was hit by a bean bag and officers made arrests. it was captured by a cell phone video. >> oh. [ gunshot ] >> you heard the sound.
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the off duty officer can be seen firing the gun while pulling a teenager through bushes. police say he was upset about kids constantly stepping on his property. here's how it escalated. >> let me go, for the last time. >> reporter: cell phone video captured the moment the fight escalates. the man in the sunglasses is an off duty lapd officers with his hands on a 13-year-old student who could be heard yelling he's a minor. police say the off duty officer who lives along a popular route to three local schools was increasingly frustrated with kids walking across his property. tuesday afternoon he confronted them. at what point the 13-year-old tries to get away and his friends intervene, knocking the officer down. that's when he grabs a gun from his waistband and pulls the trigger. [ gunshot ] no one was hit. 13-year-old christian who asked us not to show his face said he
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was sticking up for a classmate. >> this girl goes on his lawn. >> reporter: christian has bruises and cuts from the fight. >> i thought he was going to shoot me. i was scared. i thought i was going to die. >> reporter: christian and a 15-year-old were arrested at the scene but released, pending further charges. for "cbs this morning," carter evans, los angeles. the off duty officer has been placed on administrative leave while the lapd investigates. he alleges the teenager, christian, said he would shoot him. christian said he was threatening to sue him. anthony? >> american-backed iraqi forces say they have captured a key airport from isis. the advance is part of a major assault this week against extremist fighters in iraq's second largest city. video shows the intense battle.
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mosul is the last major isis stronghold in iraq. david martin is traveling with the commander of u.s. forces in the middle east. in the next hour he'll join us from baghdad with how more u.s. troops could be headed to the region. a small number of north dakota pipeline protesters are defying a government evacuation order. police yesterday began clearing out the activists from the camp near the pipeline. they arrested at least ten people. some protesters set fires to structures as they left. they said it was part of a ceremony to mark their departure after months of protest. a former doctor for the u.s. women's gymnastics team is set to be arraigned after charges of sexual abuse. he was charged with two dozen counts of criminal sexual assault including nine girls. so far more than 80 women have come forward with complaints against the 53-year-old. sunday on "60 minutes" three former teen usa gymnasts went public accusing the former team
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doctor of sexual abuse. story. the details are disturbing. john, good morning. >> good morning. complaints first became public % in september following an investigation by the indianapolis star that prompted young women to come forward. the latest complaint alleges nine gymnasts, all under the age of 16, had treatments that included digital penetration. >> this guy is despicable. he is a monster. >> reporter: michigan's top prosecutor bill schuete fires more charges against michigan sports medicine doctor larry nasar including 22 counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct. a girl identified as victim b began seeing him for treatment as early as 10 years old. she said she was sexually assaulted more times than she could count. since december he's been held without bail in michigan after
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pleading not guilty in different cases for charges including criminal sexual conduct and possession of child pornography. >> very effortless -- [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: jamie dancer won a bronze medal in the 2000 olympics and says he treated her without a glove or chaperone. she spoke with "60 minutes" on sunday. >> how many times did you have this kind of procedure? >> i mean, it would happen all the way to the olympics in sydney. i was 18. >> reporter: from the time you were 13 or so until 18? >> yes. >> reporter: on monday, dancer joined former national jgymnast on "cbs this morning" to discuss the alleged sexual abuse. >> we all love our sport. we want it to come across to everybody watching, to everybody who might fall in love with it that it's safe. it is not safe right now. >> in a statement to "cbs this morning" usa gymnastics says nothing is more important to usa
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gymnastics than protecting young people. officials say they are doing everything they can to promote a safe environment for athletes. the lawyers have defended his treatment as legitimate but his attorney told "cbs this morning" he has no comment to wednesday's charges. he faces up to life in prison if convicted. >> we are likely to see more cases? >> that's likely. >> the michigan prosecutor used the word despicable. a strong word that seems to apply. terrible. >> distressing story. san jose's mayor says they failed to properly warn people during a flood emergency. a creek overflowed causing widespread flooding. the fast-rising water led to dozens of rescues. the heavy rain seriously damaged a bridge on highway 1 in big sur, part of the coastal highway is shut down indefinitely. officials say the bridge has to be removed and replaced.
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a new nasa discovery could take us closer to finding out whether we are alone in the universe. >> seven planets are circling a star 40 light years away.
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an angry response from north korea after the assassination of kim jong-un's half brother.
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an unusual sight in good morning, i'm rahel solomon. we now know how much philadelphia's sweet and beverage tax raised this is first month on the books. city says it raised 5.7 million-dollar in january, city officials say revenue will increase as tax compliance i am roofs. supermarkets and distributors say tax could lead to layoffs. lets get the a check of the forecast with katie fehlinger. starting out to be a foggy morning. >> it is, now that the sunnies up we are seeing a little bit of i am o but we have a dense fog advisory for the area, posted until 10 this morning. notice places like philadelphia even with this all morning, you have been with us all morning, down to a half mile at philly international. it is a little bit better but and mile, still means you will have very poor visibility. so get a few more hours,
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blasting through rest of the morning drive that to go but we spike to the zero seven's for three straight the days and then coal front noxious back to reality on sunday. meisha. >> all right katie that fog is still pose something problems for us on the roadways, overturn tractor trailer in cinnaminson, new jersey route 73 southbound at route nine on that right lane is still block , you can see congestion levels around this area really causing some not only, congestion levels but also gaper delays in this area as well. new jersey turnpike southbound off ramp to route 206 pulled off to the shoulder, rahel. our next update 7:55. up next on cbs this morning a teen who may have recorded her own murder. i'm rahel solomon. have a good
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a space-x dragon cargo ship arrived at the international space station this morning loaded with more than 5,000 pounds of supplies. the precision docking happened as the space station traveled 17,000 miles per hour. the ship docked a day after the link-up was aborted because of a glitch. the robot arm was used to grab the capsule. the dragon launched last sunday from the kennedy space center. >> very cool. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, while space-x focused on the international says station, nasa discovered seven new earth-like planets that could have water. physics professor michio kaku is in our toyota green room. this is what you call a psyched up scientist today.
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aren't you, michio kaku? there you go. go, team. with a possibility for life in the nearby solar system. >> and a cell phone recording could hold the key to the unsolved killing of two teenage girls in indiana. video captured reveals a mysterious voice that may belong to the killer. ahead, why police are calling that victim a hero. >> time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. the washington post reports on north korea criticizing the investigation into the death of the half brother of the country's dictator. it called malaysia's probe full of holes and contradictions. kim jong nam died last week from apparent poisoning in kuala lumpur. police believe the killers got training from four north korean men who fled malaysia on the day of the attack. they are still at large. the post and courier in charleston reports dylann roof may have tried to continue his deadly rampage.
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roof killed nine black worshippers at a south korea church in 2015 and newly unsealed court documents show that federal prosecutors believe after he committed that massacre he drove straight to a second black church still holding his gun. the bible study at that church had been called off. >> frightening. >> i hate to think of the story continuing. >> unimaginable. the new york times says atf agents funneled tens of millions of dollars into an account which gave agents an easy way to finance undercover investigations. it was not authorized under justice department rules. it is at the heart of a federal racketeering lawsuit. the atf and justice department declined to comment. britain says over sleeping could be an early sign of alzheimer's. those who consistently sleep more than nine hours a night are twice as likely to develop
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dementia in ten years. reducing sleep time would be unlikely to lower the risk. >> i wonder if the reverse is true. sleeping very little. >> no problem here. >> we should be in good shape if that's true. the hollywood reporter says a court suspended a law to let actors delete their ages from a website. performers say they need to do it because of age discrimination in the film industry. but a judge said the law is probably a free speech violation. the state and the site go to court next month. police in indiana believe a man's voice saying "down the hill" could lead them to a murderer. they released a recording yesterday made before 14-year-old liberty german and 13-year-old abigail williams were killed last week. more than one suspect may be on the loose. don daler is in delphi, indiana, with the investigation that the fbi director is following now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the girls were last seen alive on the day before valentine's
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day hiking on this abandoned railroad trail. now more than a week later, investigators don't appear closer to finding out who murdered them. they are pleading with the public for any tips, even those that might seem insignificant. listen to this voice. >> down the hill. >> reporter: police think it belongs to a killer. >> down the hill. >> reporter: the looped audio is from a longer cell phone video shot by 14-year-old liberty german who was murdered with her friend abigail williams. >> liberty german is a hero. a 14-year-old young lady who had the presence of mind when she obviously probably felt she was in danger to activate the video system on her cell phone and actually record evidence that we are using now. >> reporter: these grainy images of a suspect wearing jeans, a blue jacket and hoodie are also from german's phone. investigators don't know if the voice recording released is of the same man. >> as poor as the picture is,
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somebody knows. if you're watching we'll find you. >> reporter: about 20 fbi agents arecal and state police to solve the case. james comey himself has been briefed twice. investigators want to know about anyone who has been behaving strangely or may have changed their appearance. >> anxious, irritable. have they followed the case and what the media is putting out with a sense that is not normal. >> reporter: german reportedly posted these photos during their hike february 13. when the girls failed to return the residents of this town of about 3,000 launched a search. their bodies were found the next day a half mile away on property owned by ron logan. >> a double homicide. this is a first as far as i know. >> reporter: german's grandfather said she had dreams of becoming a scientist. >> she was so active and full of life, involved in every sport she could play. thank you again for your thoughts and prayers. may liberty and abigail rest in
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peace. >> reporter: there is a $41,000 reward in the case. $25,000 of that's coming from the fbi. the police say they have been getting so many calls from people who want to contribute. they expect the number that go up. gayle? >> hopefully somebody recognizes the voice or picture. thank you, don. we are a step closer to answering the age old question -- are we alone in the universe? nasa announced a discovery of seven earth-size planets around a star 40 light years from earth which is 235 trillion miles. all seven could have water so the key to life is like ours there. three of the planets are in the habitable zone where liquid water on the surface is most likely. michio kaku is a physics professor at the city university of new york. welcome. we haven't seen you in a long time. you're only here when it's something big and this is big. >> this is big. >> i heard it like finding a pot of gold next to the holy grail.
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is it that big? >> it's big. nasa hit the jackpot this time. the holy guardrail lly grail i earth-like twin. we have found one with perhaps water, radio transmissions. >> and not just one. >> this is unprecedented. astronomers are jumping up and down now. >> how did they find these? >> it's difficult. they cannot be seen directly. when they go in front of the mother star it dims the light from the mother star and that's how we do it. we look for periodic dimming of stars. that's the characteristic of a planet moving in front of the star. >> you said twin and i said triplets. three of them are actually in the habitable zone. explain what it may mean in terms of if there is life out there. >> this is the goldilocks zone. if a planet is too close to the
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sun then the oceans boil away. if a planet is too far from the sun the oceans freeze. you have to be just right from the sun to have liquid water which is the universal solvent where dna first gets off the ground. >> what's the next step for scientists? >> we better look at the atmospheres of the planets. look for oxygen, water vapor. we want to look maybe for radio transmissions. perhaps there is intelligent life there. some kind of radio. this means we are hot on the heels of the best shot at finding a twin in outer space. >> will we know next week? >> it will take months and months of painful work. an announcement that we have found evidence of life is huge. >> huge. >> much bigger than columbus discovering the new world. >> bigger than columbus. >> much bigger. >> 235 trillion miles sounds far. >> a hop, skip and a jump. >> it would take a few hundred
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thousand years for a saturn rocket to reach that distance. don't hold your breath. >> thank you very much. a massive drain is sucking water from one of california's largest reservoirs. >> in northern california this spillway is working overtime. when it reaches its capacity we'll show you how it is able to drain nearly half an olympic sized pool in one second. that story coming up on "cbs this morning." >> look at that. subscribe to the "cbs this morning" podcast for the news of the day, extended interviews and podcast originals. fine them on itunes and apple's podcast app. we'll be right back.
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♪ california's punishing rain this month has flooded neighborhoods and triggers evacuations. the wet weather was credited
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with a rare sight 60 miles north of san francisco. a huge amount of water is literally flowing down the drain. mariaville real shows us the phenomenon. >> reporter: first the rain, now the drain. the lake is pouring water into the bathtub-like drain. it's the first time it happened in 11 years. >> back in october we are essentially half full. this is the first time that the lake has been so low and filled up and spilled in one year. >> reporter: what looks like a raging torrent at the bottom. the spillway is 200 feet from the monticello dam shaped like a funnel. 72 feet wide at the lip narrowing to 28 feet down in the creek.
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when water rises to more than 440 feet above sea level it spills over the lip of the funnel and pours into the creek 700 feet below. >> when this reservoir reaches capacity the spillway takes in 40,000 cubic feet of water per second, the equivalent to half an olympic sized pool drained in one second. this is what the drain looks like during california's drought. so dry it was an unofficial skateboard park. the water started trickling in on friday. now it's a tourist destination. you might say a hole-y pilgrima pilgrimage. >> this is awesome how it's going down like that. >> reporter: it could be flowing for the next couple of months. >> looks like something super natural. >> it does. i could watch it for a long
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time. it's pretty riveting. it's so amazing given there was a drought there what seems like yesterday. >> a feat of engineering. those pictures tell the story. >> they do. >> thank you. an estimated 50 million americans take heartburn medication regularly. ahead a study about the possible health dangers that could have warning signs. thanks, tony. and an electrifying performance last night in london. coldplay and the chain
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good morning everyone i'm jim donovan. bristol boro kicks off a rally with toy celebrate a big win for their small businesses. >> cheers? >> the boro won a small business revolution contest worth $500,000 for, revitalization efforts. today's rail kicks off at 8:00 d old route 13. good for them. how is weather looking. >> pretty good, if there are any outdoor lance that we have out there to take certainly some fog, to attribute to that hit the road initially here this morning tense fog advisory posted for very big portion of the area including philadelphia but this is outside berks county next door to reading this west lawn outside whitefield elementary. you can see how things
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disappear this is cloud cover off this is advertise tans but once that fog lifts which it will in a matter of hours we will be backup to the 70's for next couple days. saturday a potent cold front crosses through bringing rain, thunder and dealt a dose of reality by sunshine by sunday. >> that fog is posing a problem on the roadways. first of all we are still talking about this overturn tractor trailer in cinnaminson , new jersey. route 73 at route the on that right lane block, lot of activity around there. look at this we have four accidents this trenton new jersey. i will tweet these out, overall take it the easy, jim, over to you. our next update 8:25. coming up this morning increasing the pay forte care workers. i'm jim donovan, make it the a
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♪ it is thursday, february 23, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real news ahead including a new warning about popular brands of heartburn medicine. their potential impact on your kidneys. but first here's today's eye opener at 8:00. >> lawmakers are finding this week that voters want to talk about along with immigration or health care the president himself. >> this reversal is designed to put the debate and the search for solutions in the hands of states and local school districts. >> tillerson and kelly have a tall order to calm mexican officials angry about immigration enforcement guidelines. >> two dozen people were
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arrested during protests after an off duty police officer fired his gun against teenagers. >> police yesterday began clearing out most of the activists. >> san jose's mayor admits they failed to properly warn residents during this week's flood mshlg emergency. >> i heard it like find ago pot of gold next to the holy grail. >> nasa hit the jackpot. >> trump's success is inspiring other celebrities to get into politics. in the next election kid rock could run for senate in michigan. that's right. we could soon be hearing -- ♪ i yield the remainder of my time. i'm gayle king with norah o'donnell and anthony mason. charlie is off. and there are for those of you asking, he's doing fantastic. more lawmakers are being
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confronted by angry voter at town halls from coast to coast. congressional republicans are hearing tough questions on president trump's taxes, immigration policy and plans to repeal and replace obamacare. >> three members of my family including me would be dead and homeless if it was not for aca. [ cheers and applause ] i am angry. you work for us. >> the town halls are attracting a mix of republicans and democrats. white house press secretary sean spicer was asked about the crowds yesterday. >> i think some people are clearly upset. there is a bit of professional protester, manufactured base in there. but obviously there are people upset. i also think that when you look at some of these districts and some of these things, it is not
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a representation of a member's district. >> that sounded a lot like president obama's press secretary eight years ago. >> the anger that some members of congress are experiencing at town hall meetings especially over health care reform is manufactured? is that -- >> think some of it is, yes. in fact, i think you have had groups today, conservatives for patients rights that have bragged about organizing and manufacturing that anger. >> manufactured or not there will be more town halls held today. my guess is there will be more protests. >> a little bit more noise. protesters gathered outside the white house after the trump administration reversed guidelines on bathrooms for transgender students. the new order says policy regarding transgender bathrooms should be decided at a state level. that cancels obama
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administration guidance last year saying public schools must allow transgender students to use restrooms that match their gender identity. >> the white house will let states and school districts make the call on who should use which restroom. one critic is jackie evanko. she has a transgender sister and tweeted this. i am disappointed in the decision to send the transgender bathroom issue to the side. you gave me the monitor to sing at your inauguration. please give me and my sis the honor to meet with you to talk. she said what she wants the president oh know. >> when i heard the news i was kind of just thinking about my sister and the things she's gone through, the struggles we have all had to deal with. me watching her suffer like that is really hard to do. >> her sister juliet is one of several transgender students suing the school district over the restroom policy.
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>> iraqi state tv says american-backed forces captured a key airport from isis as part of a major assault against extremist fighters in mosul. security forces stormed the main airport and the nearby military base. national security correspondent david martin is traveling with the commander of u.s. forces in the middle east. general votel said he won't hesitate to ask for more american ground troops in iraq and syria. >> we can help with fire support. we can help with intelligence. we can help with surveillance and reconnaissance, planning of operations, how they take advantage of opportunities and how they keep the momentum going forward. this is a variety of things we can do working through our partners. >> that definitely sounds like more troops. >> well, perhaps. there may be. i have always been encouraged that if we need more, we'll ask for more. >> david martin just arrived at
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the u.s. embassy in baghdad. good morning. >> we just came from an air base whose location i am not allowed to say. but it is one of the air bases ringing iraq and syria. one of the commanders told us right now in northern iraq and eastern syria one bomb is falling every eight minutes. now that's not shock and awe. but it is a steady drizzle of bombs raining down on isis. it could be more. but the pace of the air campaign is determined by the pace of ground operations and that's why the pentagon is looking at putting in more ground troops into both iraq and syria in order to speed up the pace of ground operations. gayle? >> thank you, david martin reporting from baghdad. we'll have more tonight on the cbs evening news. popular heartburn drugs could lead to kidney damage if used
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long term. we'll talk about the risks of the medications taken by millions of
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new warning about the possible dangers of heartburn drugs. researchers found taking the medications for prolonged periods may lead to serious kidney damage. people may have no warning signs of kidney problems. the study looked at patients with a prescription for proton pump inhibitors. some of the most popular ppis which are also available over-the-counter are sold under the brand names prevacid, prilosec and nexium. an estimated 15 million
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americans use the medications regularly. david, good morning. >> good morning. >> what are the risks that the study found with the drugs? >> what the study showed is continued use of the drugs studied over five years in the veterans administration. so a big data study found that if you took these for a long period of time that the rate of chronic kidney disease went up. chronic kidney does doesn't have signs and symptoms until it's too late. these were the prescription brands but they are also available over the counter. classically people aren't even checked for kidney problems. >> heartburn is a real thing. 10 to 20% of americans suffer from it. what's the advice? >> well, 7.8% of americans in the last 30 days took this class of drugs. we all take it. much of the heartburn is avoidable by following what you eat. avoid fatty foods, eating too much, alcohol, tobacco.
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they can all make that valve weaker to allow acid into the esophagus. try av vovoidance and talk to y docker to. maybe taking something else might be helpful or look at other ways of avoiding reflux. >> the cause is the diet you eat? it's that simple? >> it's not that simple. diet is a part of it. there is a valve at the end of the stomach. when acid comes up it can go into the esophagus and cause problems. you feel it. that's what heartburn is. >> go ahead, i'm sorry. >> if we can make the valve work better and alcohol, tobacco, they make it work less. acid can come up. >> are there other ways to treat it other than medication? >> well, there are surgery and more aggressive routes. avoidance is best. there is a class of drugs to block secretion.
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this wasn't associated with those drugs. >> does the study prove these drugs cause kidney disease? >> it was a big study in association. previous associations have been found with the drugs and more dementia, heart disease and bone fractures. this class of drugs obviously has risks. it is a discussion with the doctor. there are risks and benefits. in some patients you still have to take the drugs. bu the discussion should happen. >> i remember when i was pregnant having heartburn, but i took tums. tums work. >> but the problem is they bind acid and your body says i'm not making enough so it makes more. it makes the cycle worse. >> oh, no. i wish i had known that before. tuition at one of the nation's largest day care companies costs more than $30,000 a year. parents learned teachers earn as little as $11 an hour. ahead, the impact low wages have an kids and the push to get
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companies. according to government data from 2015 child care workers make an average of $9.77 an hour. that's only 61 cents more than the earnings of fast food and other food industry workers. it is 83 cents than what retail workers earn on average. here's why some new york city parents call it just plain wrong. good morning. >> good morning. the cost of child care has more than doubled since 1997. when a group of new york parents discovered the people providing the care hadn't received much raise they decided to ask for one. like most working parents, ryan and rebecca pay all they can to make sure their 2-year-old daughter goes to a great day care. >> it is a premium day care. it's expensive. >> reporter: last september four of his toddler's teachers quit over low wages. when he discovered what they were making he was shocked. the teachers move on but you are continuing with your daughter enrolled in class.
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why continue to have a conversation about this? >> a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay. we felt it required us to speak up. >> reporter: his daughter goes to a bright horizons child care center in new york city, one of the nation's largest early childhood education companies. the publically traded company grassed nearly $360 million in 2015. it has over 100,000 students, 932 locations and tuition can cost more than $30,000 a year. in a letter to ceo david lisy signed by more than a dozen parents, they complained that the company's infant and toddler teachers earn as little as $11 an hour. they compared the teacher compensation to that of fast food workers. cbs news confirmed the details of the letter with three former employees. bright horizons appeared on fortune's list of the hundred
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best companies to work for 16 times. weiner believes teacher compensation should reflect their success. >> they should be able to pay their bills. they are not looking for a pot of gold. >> reporter: bright horizons said they are proud of the work they have done to raise the bar for early educators. the company told us it offers significant educational benefits as well as medical and 401 k plans. the market itself may be the problem. according to the bureau of labor statistics full time child care workers make about $20,000 a year or $9.77 an hour. while preschool teachers make about $4 an hour more. a uc berkeley study shows nearly half of the workers are on some form of public assistance. >> we know many teachers are working two jobs. some rely on public assistance. >> reporter: a third of early ed teachers change jobs every year. >> i wanted to check in.
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>> reporter: michelle rivist is director of the north carolina child care coalition. >> turnover is a devastating experience for a small child. during the early years, 0 to 5, they build attachments to important people in their lives, parents or teachers. >> reporter: about seven years ago meredith sawyer took a pay cut when she switched from waiting tables to teaching preschoolers. >> i'm not comfortable giving what i make in a year. the center i work at is dedicated to giving competitive wages. i still have to work a second job to make ends meet. >> reporter: she said working with young kids is more than a job. >> we have children's lives in our hands during the day. we are responsible for not only their care and keeping them safe and healthy but also responsible for educating them. >> we are doing number recognition. >> reporter: those responsibilities are why teachers deserve to make more. how far are you hoping to take
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this? >> until we see meaningful change. >> reporter: if they raise the wages it could mean higher tuition for you. >> i'm aware of that. >> reporter: you are willing to pay more? >> if it meant people who take care of my daughter were paid a fair wage, yes. >> reporter: bright horizons has a market value of more than $4 billion. it says up to 80% of tuition goes to teacher salaries, benefits and training. we spoke to a dozen current and former child care workers and many said they have to take on extra work just to make ends meet. >> in the words of chris rock, that ain't right. that's a shame they are treated and paid that way for the work they do. >> it is important the work they do. >> costs more 0 to 5 than to put them through college 18 to 22. >> astounding. brand new ranking of the world's best beaches out this morning. depending where you live you are looking at the one that made the cut. this is a beautiful morning in
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aruba. >> on my way. >> we'll show you good morning, i'm rahel solomon, new video could help police track town people responsible for terrifying home invasion last week even, video comes from the victim's garage in june yacht the a park last friday night. one suspect as we can see wearing a camouflage jacket, suspect assaulted victim tied them up and left him for dead, found two days later. if you have any information philadelphia police want to hear from you. lets check the forecast with meteorologist katie fehlinger. very nice to take. >> it should be very warm for sure, rahel but interesting, update for us on the fog, southern new jersey is now out of the dense fog advisory but the spans of this is lifting north. lehigh valley and carbon county, are included with the dense fog advisory. like fog is lifting north and it has scoured out nicely
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across central delaware and again, southern new jersey. getting better in spots and worse in spots. give it a couple more hours. by 9:00 a.m. this should begin to difficulties yours but still out there current temperatures well, we are at the 50 at the airport and we are on pace to spike later today, with the return of sunshine to below 70. that last through saturday but for a cold front noxious back to reality on sunday, meisha. >> thanks very much. because of that fog we are still seeing some problems out there. so first we will talk about this for a little while overturn tractor trailer in cinnaminson, new jersey route 73 southbound at route 90 that right lane is block and still very busy around there. plus we did have four accidents in trenton new jersey three of which have cleared this still out there 295 southbound at route one that left lane blocked in that area and an accident this king of prussia by mall, 202 northbound at mall boulevard overall still very slow moving rahel over to you. >> thank you. our next update 8:55. ahead on cbs this morning what the first big race of the season coming up why is nascar viewer ship down, rahel
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♪ there's nothing like getting a good old bear hug unless you have work to do. look at this baby giant panda. he wouldn't let go of one of the keeper's legs. the cub held on as the man tried to work in the enclosure. every time the keeper moved the panda it came right back for more cuddles and play time. i don't know anybody that doesn't like cuddles and play time. that's us with charlie rose. we recognize the move. holding onto the leg. charlie, come back! >> cuddle time. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, president trump called the "new york times" a failing newspaper but digital subscriptions are growing fast. "new york times" executive editor -- there he is.
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hello, mr. dean mckay. he'll join us at the table to talk about the difficulties of covering this president and a new ad campaign focused on truth. plus a challenge for nascar. tv ratings are down by nearly half in recent years. we talk to drivers and fans about the new race season starting at daytona this weekend. >> time to show you some of the morning's headlines. the "new york times" takes us inside uber's aggressive and unrestrained workplace culture. the times interviewed more than 30 current and former workers. among the most serious accusations one uber manager allegedly groped female co-workers at a company retreat in las vegas. a director allegedly shouted a homophobic slur during a heated confrontation in a meeting. on tuesday, uber ceo apologized for leaving the culture to this point. $24 million in city taxpayer
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money was spent from election day to inauguration day to secure trump tower. that's about $308,000 a day. the mayor is seeking a full reimbursement from the federal government. >> the boston globe reports on rihanna being named harvard university's humanitarian of the year. the singer will accept the award on campus next tuesday. rihanna is from barbados and has an oncology center in her home country. i didn't know that. that's good. usa today gets ready for summer with a look at the world's best beaches. fifth is siesta beach on florida's west coast. cuba's playa paraiso, eagle beach, grace bay in turks and kasey kahne and baia do sancho in brazil. i will take any of those.
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>> i'm tempted to see the pictures again. >> right. the washington post says tom brady listed culprits he suspects of taking his missing jersey. among them, lady gaga, the jaws shark and teammate julien edelman. some say the shirt could be worth half a million dollars. >> i'm surprised it's taking this long. the number of people who can be in the locker room after the super bowl -- i think the list would be small. >> if you took it you have to hide it for a long time. >> can't do a thing with it. the "new york times" has a new national ad campaign that asks the question, how do we arrive at the truth? >> the truth is our nation is more divided than ever. >> the truth is alternative facts are delusional the truth is locker room talk is harmless. >> the campaign isn't related to the trump administration but follows president trump's related criticism of the times. >> this days after the president
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said the fake news media is the enemy of the american people. the "new york times" executive editor assumed the highest ranked position in the newsroom in 2014. he joins us at the table. good morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> you're in the newspaper business. what's with the ad about the truth? >> it's great. we have not taken on a national ad campaign in a long time. we thought it was a powerful moment, the most clarifying moment we have had in a generation about the role of the press. it's very clear what our mission is. it's time to toot our horn and tell people that our mission is to find the truth and we want you to read us because we care deeply about the truth at a time when, to be frank, a lot of people don't. >> the president said you all don't tell the truth. he used the "new york times" as a punching bag as he has with a lot of media outlets. you say it has nothing to do with the trump administration.
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that sounds suspicious. just a coincidence it's coming at this time? >> let me put it this way. it is not completely a coincidence. i think there is no question this president attacked the press relentlessly. there is no question that our role in covering him is being questioned by him. i think this is our way of saying that we have a very powerful role in the society. i think this is our way of saying that our role is clearer now than ever. >> what is that role that's clearer now than it's ever been to you? >> our role is to ask tough questions of powerful people. our role is to not accept easy answers from either powerful people or people who are not so powerful. >> steve bannon, the chief white house strategist, very critical, called you the opposition party. said you don't understand this country. you didn't understand what happened with trump. to any degree do you think the times has been out of touch with part of the country? >> i think the media in general
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including us did not quite have a handle on how much anger there was in the country. >> why did you miss it? >> miss it is too strong. the whole world missed it. i think there was tremendous anger and i think donald trump showed up and exploited him. donald trump and the people around him under it. i'm not sure i would go as far as to say -- i think he energized the anger in the country to his political benefit. i think the whole press -- not the whole press. but a lot of the press missed that. and i think that's a fair criticism of us. >> do you think the papers made a mistake in how they have covered this president? >> no. i think the coverage of donald trump has been sensational in a good way. not sensationalistic. it's been tough, aggressive. i think he's not used to it. i think our job -- i lead the
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coverage of the early days of barack obama. nobody remembers what happened when tom dashell emerged as the most powerful aide to barack obama and the media went after him hard because he was a lobbyist. >> to cover this president you have hired more reporters to cover the white house, you have increased your investigative unit. why? >> this is not just the story of donald trump. this is the story of a politician who has come into office with a mandate to transform entire systems of government. this is a government we don't know the secretary of state. most republican and democratic presidents reach in to the world of professional bureaucrats to pick their leaders. he didn't. we don't know these people. we need to examine them. we need to tell people who they are. >> peter baker said we shouldn't view this as a normal white house. >> it's not a normal white house in the sense that it is a
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revolutionary white house. if the trump administration does what it wants to do and puts your politics aside it will be a revolution of how government functions. we have a head of the epa who questions whether there should be an epa. we have a businessman running the state department. we have three generals at the top of the national security apparat apparatus. that's unusual. that's not a normal system of government. that doesn't mean it's bad. it's just unusual. and unusual is a bigger story that requires much greater scrutiny. >> over the weekend liz spade, of course, your public editor, raised a lot of questions about the "new york times" coverage. i read it again last night. she wrote there is a wide gulf between the value journalists place on anonymous sources and the value readers do. some may never accept information with roots they cannot see. do you get that criticism?
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maggie has begerd man has done reporting where the entire piece is all anonymous sources. >> yeah. >> how can you provide more transparency for readers? >> we can be clear to readers about where the sources come from. but let's be clear. anonymous sources have been responsible for the most important journalism. watergate, the "new york times's" disclosure of the nsa spying on americans. >> the cia black sites. >> anonymous sources. >> conversations with the russians. >> both sides used them. >> yes. anonymous sources -- the notion that anonymous sources are all manipulative bureaucrats trying -- they are also people who are uncomfortable with government, who are uncomfortable with the actions of their superiors. i will defend the proper use of anonymous sources.
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i don't think you can cover national security or this government without a lot of anonymous sources. >> you don't seem to be cowering at the charges of fake news. you seem energized. >> i find this -- i have been a journalist for 40 years. since i was 19. i have not been more energized and my newsroom has never been this energized. >> subscriptions are up, too. dean, thank you very much. >> thank you. nascar fans are gearing up for the daytona 500. ahead, why the iconic motor sport is less popular among fans and sponsors and how nascar is
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♪ a new season of nascar is just around the corner as drivers gear up for sunday's daytona 500. stock car racing is struggling to maintain the popularity it had for years, both on tv and in the stands. nascar hopes to start this season in the fast lane. manny, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you can hear they are already starting to treat the track. on sunday it will be 42 cars tearing down the track at speeds
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nearing 200 miles per hour. nascar is hoping the event known as the great american race will put the brakes on the steady decline in viewership and attendance. for decades nascar has been a gritty -- >> it's all come down to this. >> reporter: -- pedal to the metal, fast paced and dangerous thrill ride. not just for drivers behind the wheel but also its fans. enthusiasm for the high octane sport has been stalling out in recent years. today, nascar is facing major declines. in 2004, about 8 million people tuned in to nascar's sprint cup series. last year the number dropped to 4.6 million, a decrease of almost half. there are also fewer fans in the stands with admissions down 30% since 2010. fan favorite dale earnhardt, jr. missed a large portion of last season with a concussion. he's back in the driver's seat
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this year. he downplayed reports of a falling fan base. >> i don't really worry about the numbers. we have to go out there and put on a good race. have fun doing what we're doing. we have a lot of fans that are loyal to the sport. a lot of folks that are supportive. >> reporter: long-time sponsor sprint is now in the rear-view mirror. nascar announced a new deal with monster beverage corporation. >> they are a fun brand. they get at the millennials in a different way than we probably had -- clearly than we have been associated with particularly at this level. they know what they are doing. >> reporter: how important is it to reach out to the millennials? >> that's the demographic everybody, not just nascar, is going after. >> reporter: david scott covered nascar for the charlotte observer and says part of the reasons could be the drivers are more corporate driven than in the past. safety improvements reduced the risk of crashes and the sport has gotten away from southern roots in recent years.
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>> they have gone away and maybe spread themselves too thin around the rest of the country where there's not quite the hard-core fans they used to have. >> reporter: the thought that the sport is on decline, you say -- >> no way. >> reporter: grey galding is the youngest driver on the circuit. he believes the sport sells itself. >> from the drop of the green flag to the checkered flag we're racing as hard as we can, giving it all we've got and putting on the best show we can for fans. >> reporter: there are plenty of die hards like these fans who camp at the track overnight. something of a nascar tradition. >> there are a lot of people i talk to who are my age who don't -- like you say nascar and they roll their eyes. they don't get it. >> reporter: why do you think that? >> they have experienced what's on tv and they're never here to see what actually happens. it's more than cars turning left. >> reporter: nascar is ramping up the use of social media to promote the daytona 500.
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it's also changing the rules this season, adding stages to the race and a point system all meant to create more action on tv. norah? >> all right. thanks. no doubt they have some of the best fans in the world. >> very enthusiastic. >> they are. >> one lucky whale watcher managed to get kisses from a grey whale. up next how it got tlc from american tourists. and a golf prodigy born without his right arm. we catch up with tommy and his parents in florida. how he developed his love of golf. that's tomorrow on "cbs this morning."
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♪ kiss her! [ smooches ] >> one lucky tourist got the kiss of a lifetime. a mother grey whale swam up to the visitors in mexico. after giving the whale kisses the group from california took turns rubbing her and giving her tlc. the whales migrate to the mexican coast to mate. many bring their babies up to tourist boats. >> a whale not in an enclosure is scary to me. >> i'm not sure i would kiss a whale. i like the petting part. >> that will do it for us. tune in to the cbs evening news. you're off tonight. >> i'm off tonight. >> scott is back tonight. we'll see you tomorrow at this
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good morning, i'm jim donovan. the city of philadelphia says revenue from the new sweetened beverage tax will increase as compliance i am roofs. the city says it raised $5.7 million in the tax's first month on the books, officials hope to raise about 7 million a month in the future. total about 90 million-dollar a year, for school prek and other programs, so supermarkets and distributors however say that the tax could lead to layoffs. here's katie with a look at weather. >> interesting jim we have some fog issues across the good portion of the the area this morning but we are starting to see to go issue develop in place that he is didn't have it. i will take you through a time lapse of the the last couple of hours, of out at kutztown area middle school. we will put tonight motion. net is how fog just shrouds
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over this area, right at the even of the lapse. this is what it currently looks like. so it really has been shrouded over in this area, looking at areas visability that are not great now at reading and trenton. it has gotten bet ther this philadelphia at airport up to a hyle but that is still pretty or. give it the at least another hour. we have a dense fog advisory in sots. that is initial problem, and then we will warm up substantially next days hitting at least zero seven before moton cold front noxious back down to 48 at best on sunday, meisha. >> katie, thank you. we are still, talking about this overturn tractor trailer in cinnaminson new jersey route 73 southbound at route 90 that right lane is still block. so very, very slow around there. plus we have another accident mount laurel church street is closed between fellowship road and less ant valley avenue. you will use this alternate route 73 there is going to be your best bet and also, two accidents in trenton 95 south at rinse ton park one lane block there, 295 southbound at route one left lane is blocked there, jim. >> thanks, meisha.
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that is "eyewitness news" for now join us for "eyewitness news" at noon. i'm jim donovan, make it the a great day.
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