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>> ♪ >> ♪ ♪ good morning, it's tuesday, february 28th, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." a plane plunges into two homes in california killing three. remarkably, two people survived the fiery crash. at the scene with how the efforts unfolded. president trump in an optimistic vision. and the accounting giant that messed up the best picture announcement at the oscars reveals new details about what went wrong and who is to
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but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> we just saw the plane go down really fast. >> oh, my god! >> a deadly plane crash in southern california. >> huge flames out here. take a look at the devastation of that house. >> and out of nowhere. >> the house like was like a really big earthquake. >> the white house revealing trump will boost defensive spending $54 billion. to do, he's going to slash funding for other agencies. >> everybody used to say we never lost a war. and never will. >> those are not the priorities. then we're going to come forward with massive tack breaks for billionaires like mr. trump himself. >> a warning is out for jewish institutions across the country with another wave of bomb threats. the attorney general said two women will be charged with the murder of the half brother
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of the leader kim jong-un. >> if convicted these two women will face death by hanging. >> and injured 26 other people. spacex announced plans to take two to the moon. >> this not be an inexpensive trip. >> all that -- >> surveillance shows a man's pants catching fire from a cigarette battery apparently shorted out. >> tim tebow squarely in the spotlight, it's officially tebow time. >> "all that mattered" -- >> accountants take the blame for a certified public screw upat the oscars. >> they sent out the wrong information. >> on "cbs this morning" -- >> i'm "la la land," i'm sorry. >> we will always have the memories of biggest in history. >> we have the producers of two on stage, who nose who is who from which movie. i'm standing there like an idiot
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feeling bad for these guys but trying hard not to laugh, to be honest. [ laughter ] >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by "eye opener" is presented by toyota, let's go places. caption welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is off. but i can tell you he's been spotted around town. lunching, looking like a ralph lauren ad. he's doing a-okay. anthony mason is with us this morning. >> thank you very much. a terrible story from the west coast. two people hospitalized after their remarkable survival of a deadly plane crash in a southern california neighborhood. three people on board that small plane were killed when it slammed into two homes in riserside. the two survivors and there were survivors from this crash are in critical condition. the crash triggered a massive fire that burned for two hours. >> what happened is the plane had taken off moments before an airport in riverside. east of los angeles.
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coming from northern california. mireya villarreal is near the scene of the crash. good morning. >> good morning. the plane that crashed into this home here in riverside, california, was actually carrying five people inside. all of them were on their way back home from san jose, california from a cheerleading competition. san jose is about 340 miles from here. but the plane didn't get very far, a mile and a half from the airport. >> reporter: these grainy images captured by surveillance camera saw the cessna drop out of the sky. >> a plane just crashed near my house. >> reporter: this video shows a neighborhood in shock. just moments after the plane slammed into these homes in southern california. >> now, we're seeing a plane went down into this neighborhood. that center house behind that tree is the one that is burning right now and has the most damage. >> reporter: emergency crews rushed to the scene, tried to
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put out the fast-moving fire and searching for any sign of survivors. >> they're working on a victim. they're working on a victim. >> reporter: screams could be heard from neighbors as rescuers pulled one survivor who was ejected from the plane out of the burning home. >> i saw somebody crawling out of the house on the ground on fire. you know, i started screaming put her out, put her out. >> two victims that have been transported and we have three deceased. all of the victims are from the aircraft. no residents were involved on the ground. >> reporter: now, the impact of the crash sent debris from the plane about a half mile in all directions but luckily, as you just heard, no one was in the homes that were affected by this crash. now, there were two survivors, agency we said earlier. they are in their mid to late 30s. and early 40s. today, the national transportation safety board will be onsite working hand in hand
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with local law enforcement to conduct their investigation. anthony. president trump will speak to a join session of congress tonight for the first time. he'll lay out his legislative priorities for the year to come. it's not considered a state of the union address because the president has just started his term. he's expected to demand a large increase in military spending. he wants to pay for it by slashing foreign aid and kiting spending for the environmental protection agency and other government offices. margaret brennan is at the white house with what the president is expected to say, margaret, good morning. >> good morning. well, president trump is facing record-low approval ratings. he plans to use his address tonight to refocus his administration and declare early progress on delivering those campaign promises that helped him get elected. >> all i can do is speak from the heart. and say what i want to do. >> reporter: previewing his first congressional address, president trump said he plans to zero in on the economy and
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security. >> i'll be talking about the military. i'll be talking about the border. white house officials say the president will lay out his optimistic vision for the country, a contract to his inaugural address. >> this american carnage stops right here. >> reporter: mr. trump will revisit the executive orders he signed during his month in office. including pulling out of a free trade deal. and talk about his meets with coal miners, union leaders and health care executives. >> i have to tell you it's an unbelievable complex subject. nobody knew that health care could be so complicated. >> reporter: president trump has been critical of obamacare for months but has yet to call in a plan for replacing it. with no coverage mandate and fewer regulations. >> it's going to be a very competitive plan. and costs will come down. and the health care will go up very, very substantially. >> reporter: one issue that may
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attract bipartisan support will be will trump's call for a $1 trillion infrastructure plan to rebuild roads nationwide. >> we spent 6 trillion in the middle east and we have potholes all over our highways. >> reporter: the budget still being negotiated but white house foresee a 10% increase in defense spending and $54 billion in cuts to most government agencies and foreign aid. now, foreign aid makes up just 1% of federal spending. and after these announcements, over 120 retired u.s. generals issued a warning saying that cutting foreign aid, quote, would be a blow and it is critical to preventing conflict and reducing the need to put our men and women in uniform in harm's way. norah. >> margaret, thank you. >> president trump is going to capitol hill for the first time since congress began investigating his campaign ties to russia. the president and top
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republicans discussed their priority for tonight's speech at a white house meeting yesterday. house and senate leaders listed obamacare as their top. democrats do not believe that republican plans to repeal and replace the law are realistic. nancy cordes, good morning. >> good morning. the president is looking for concrete details on the way forward on obamacare. they want some guidance because they got an earful from constituents last week, lead something gop lawmakers to argue that they should try to speed up repeal before their colleagues can cold feet. >> status quo is not an option. >> reporter: after a meeting at the white house, the republican leaders of the house and senate said their agenda is exactly the same as the president's. >> we have to step in and prevent obamacare from getting worse, from collapsing. >> reporter: but republicans are still split about the scope of a replacement plan. and the president's one-time promise that the law will be repealed and replaced simultaneously no longer seems
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realistic. >> i believe the odds are very high we will keep the aca. >> reporter: in a prebuttal, democrats slammed the new budget. >> to increase defense by such a large amount and then cut the very programs that help middle class americans seems to me to be totally wrong and out of whack. >> reporter: this will be mr. trump's first visit to capitol hill, since the hacking investigations to examine whether associates colluded with russian officials during the campaign. >> what i've been told by many folks is that there is nothing there. >> reporter: republican devin nunes who chairs the committee has downplayed the probe. adam schiff said that's unsure. >> i don't believe we should draw conclusions. >> so you believe intelligence
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are know more than they're telling you right now? >> i don't think anybody should prejudge at this point whether there were contacts between the trump campaign and russia either directly hour indirectly. >> dozens of house democrats boycotted the president's inaugural address. but they will be in their seats tonight. and they will be showing their displeasure to some of this policies by bringing that which has been hurt by his proposals on immigration, gun control and health care. on an interview that aired this morning on fox news, president trump was asked to grade himself in his first month in office. >> in terms of achievement, i'd give myself an "a." because i think i've done great things but i don't think -- i and my people, i don't think we've explained it well enough to the american public. i think i'd give myself an "a" in what i've terms.
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>> "face the nation" moderator john dickinson is with us here. john, he says he gives hymes a c plus. >> when he says a c-plus on messaging, he sounds just like every other president. they come into office and they say why aren't people hearing what i'm doing. that could actually be a trap for presidents because that leads to those long lists of achievements. that's fine if you want to spend your time doing that. but he has other things he can use this big moment for. one is making the argument for his budget. for the health care changes that he's bringing in. to use the moment to frame what's coming. because what's coming will be complicated, as the president now says about health care. it turns out it'scomblik complicated thing to do. everybody that's been wrestling with it knows that. he needs to do that, secondarily, he needs to give lawmakers some cover.
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some line of attack that they can use when they're facing these town halls or facing political pressure. he needs to help them. so if he spends time on his own achievements that's not necessarily giving them something that they can use in their political debate. >> and, john, on those achievements, many of them have been executive actions and orders. the really big thing that affect every single american. the ones that are legislative, that come out of the congress that he's addressing tonight. will he give guidance on what exactly he plans to do on tax reform, infrastructure, the replacement of health care? any indication he'll go into any detail? >> you've put your finger on where we are in the history of the trump administration. he's done the easy stuff. now, obviously, it wasn't easy, but easy relative to policy you that have to get through the whole legislative process which is hard and complicated. he will give direction. and a good speech will give emotional power and direction to those issues you talked about. but specificity is not
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necessarily the president's friend or anybody's friend. if you nail him down in the specifics. so you want to create an energy so that tomorrow if people are talking about the speech they can say, wow, he really wants to fix our roads but not necessarily going to say he's going to fix this many roads or this many bridges and so forth. because congress needs a lot of flexibility because he's trying to do a lot. and the budget is, you know, the numbers are pretty brutal in terms of definite silt and defi. >> specifically, john, obamacare seems to stand in the way. and edge the president admitted nobody knew health care could be so complicated. where does that stand at this point? >> well, it's complicated. everybody knew he'd been working on it, and basically, he's going to have to become the field general who argues for whatever changes they decide to make. but he's made big promises that everybody will be covered. that the coverage will be
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better. that people will be able to pick their doctors. it's going to keep being complicated. >> we'll see you tonight, john, john will join scott pelley, sand me and it starts at 9:00 p.m., 8:00 central. and tomorrow we'll there with the vice president in the ceremonial office that's tomorrow. sean spicer said the pentagon is conducting a three-pronged review into the last month's raid in yemen. navy s.e.a.l. ryan owens was killed in the mission. others were wounded and u.s. aircraft was lots. general joseph votel commander of the command tells our david mart than preparation for the raid. >> some people would call it
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success, some people called it a failure. what would you call it? >> again, the object was to go in and collect intelligence, we accomplished that. from that perspective, it was successful. i certainly understand how the family would look at this in a different light. >> owens' father is demanding answers. he declined to meet president trump earlier this month when his son's body was returned to the u.s. the fbi is investigating a new wave of threats against jewish institutions around the country. at least 29 jewish community centers and schools in 17 different states received bomb threats yesterday. nearly 100 incidents since the beginning of the year have targeted 80 locations in 33 states. in canada, too. jeff pegues shows us the effort to find out who is behind all of the threats. jeff, good morning. >> good morning. more threatening calls on monday, and it appears more leads for investigators. cbs news has learned that the fbi is looking into whether hacked communication devices are being used to make the calls which once again terrorized
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jewish facilities from coast to coast. >> reporter: threatening calls to jewish community centers in california, washington, arizona and nevada, capped off the latest wave of intimidation. the anti-defamation league regional office in san francisco received a call. and earlier on monday, threat for students at the jewish day school outside of ft. lauderdale, florida, to evacuate. >> i was scared and afraid. it was like nervousness. >> reporter: parents raced to the school to pick up their kids. >> we were very scared. i got the phone call and came right away. >> reporter: a u.s. official tells cbs news the calls appear to be coordinated and some may be coming in from overseas. this voice of a recording of a telephone threat made on january 18th appears to be altered. >> i think i told you enough.
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i must go. >> reporter: similar threatening calls were made across more than a dozen states on monday. rattling parents and students throughout the jewish community. >> this is my third evacuation. you start getting used to it. you don't want to get used to it, but you start getting used to it. >> reporter: the white house responded to the concerns over the threat at recent at jewish assessment tears. >> the president continues to condemn these and any form of anti-semitic acts in the strongest terms. >> all of the locations and day schools received the all-clear from law enforcement. still no arrests have been made in connection with these waves of threats. norah. an investigation is underway to find out why a tour bus crashed into oncoming traffic in southern california. one person died and more than two dozen people were hurt. the bus crashed head on into two cars. 27 people were taken to the hospital. two people were taken to the hospital after severe turbulence
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forced a plane to make an emergency landing. the american airlines flight was carrying 154 passengers and crew from san diego to chicago when it diverted to denver last night. passengers said the pilot was concerned the plane had been damaged, so he landed the boeing 737. >> felt like he did not have control of the aircraft at one point. he wanted to go and have the aircraft checked out. >> there was definitely a time when i considered that i might die up here. >> the flight continued several hours later after workers determined the plane was not damaged. >> amazing how they can get that turbulence and still land. >> you always want to find out that there's a problem on the ground, rather than the air. two people are scheduled to travel farther from earth next year than anybody has ever gone before. ahead, how
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live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news." and good morning, i'm are hell solomon, nurse appears before a judge today, accused of videotaping patients at bucks county medical office. police say james close was arrested after 17 year old patient at penn medicine dermatology, noticed iphone on the floor reporting her change. authorities say they found videos of other victims on iphone as well, now we check the forecast with katie fehlinger. >> definitely mild day. starting the day off with cloud cover, generally what you will find throughout the day. there has been couple of spots where there have been few showers, most notably across ocean county, atlantic county, see the speckles, nothing necessarily requires an umbrella. by tonight see few additional showers roll through. tomorrow mildest day of the bunch. but it comes with the biggest trade off, line of nasty
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thunderstorms expected to come through, and we cool down substantially. >> yikes, no good. katie, thank you for. that will looking outside, we have the accident schuylkill westbound past belmont behind the trees pulled off to the shoulder, still causing some very significant backups, i would say, at least anywhere around the area give yourself extra 40, 45 minutes, also a pedestrian struck here, west chester, chestnut street at high street. alternate gay street, by the way this is involving injuries, another accident, millville new jersey in front of millville high school. wade boulevard near east pine street. this accident is also involving reports of injuries. rahel? >> meisha, thank you. and our next update is at 7:55, up next on cbs this morning, private citizens on their way to the moon. i'm rahel
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♪ as i walked off stage people started speaking, did you pull a prank of some kinds? hey, no, i did not pull a prank. if i pulled a prank i wouldn't have had just the wrong winner's name in the envelope, when they opened there would have been like a bed, bath and beyond coupon. >> a lot of people do think it was a prank because it was jimmy kimmel. and the accountant looks very much like matt damon. they were playing pranks on each other. coming up in the next half hour, new details about what caused a colossal miscatake, that's a great word. it reveals how warren beatty got
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the wrong envelope and there are questions why it took so long to fix the problem. plus, ride-hailing company uber faces a new crisis after trying to navigate several controversies. melody hopkins in our green room. time to show you the headlines. president trump claims former president obama is behind the protests against him in some of the leaks in his administration. mr. trump made the comment in an interview that aired on fox news this morning. >> i think president obama is behind it because his people are certainly behind it. and some of the leaks possibly come from that group. which are really very serious leaks because they're very bad in terms of national security. >> mr. trump chocked it up to politics and said it will probably continue. the free press reports that victims hurt by takata's defective air bags opposed its
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pending settlement with the justice department. takata ahas agreed to pay $1 billion in damages. the recall affects 42 million vehicles. and "the washington post" reports hundreds of former workers accused sterling jewelers of widespread sexual harassment and discrimination. sterling operates about 1500 stores in the u.s., including jared and kay jewelers. about 250 former employees say they were groped and demeaned by heir bosses. and reported all sexual harassment and took action where appropriate. >> the organizers of academy awards are taking new steps to ensure the integrity after sunday's best picture blunder. presenters warren beatty and faye dunaway in the "la la land" prestigious aaward. and then the chaos broke out on
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the stage that the real winner was "moonlight." now, we're learning more about the man who handed out the wrong envelope, his man is brian cohen of price waterhouse. it's still the talk among oscar lovers today. >> in the first comments since the flub, the academy has apologized to everyone involved. meanwhile, folks in hollywood and movie fans around the world are still trying to make sense of it. while the show's host, jim? kimmel, now that he has all the facts is weighing in. >> we're chugging along, all of a sudden out of nowhere it turned into one of those maury povich shows. >> reporter: like much of america still reeling from the oscar blunder that stunned the world. >> there's a mistake, "moonlight," you guys won best picture. >> reporter: as the shocked cast of "moonlight" made its way to
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stake, kimmel was sitting next to matt damon in the audience where they were supposed to close the show. >> we're sitting there and figured the host will go on stage and clear this up. then i remembered, oh, i'm the host. >> reporter: pricewaterhousecoopers revealed that handed warren beatty for best actress instead of back picture. >> "la la land" -- >> one of the stagehands just put her hands to her head and said, oh, my god, it's "moonlight." "moonlight" won, "moonlight" won. >> reporter: but by then, the filmmakers for "la la land" were almost 2 1/2 minutes into their acceptance speeches. in a statement late monday, the accounting firm said once the error occurred, protocols for correcting it were not followed through quickly enough by
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mr. crawlinan or his workers. earlier, he highlighted his integrity and accuracy in a video. >> they've got one job to do. that is to tabulate the ballots and make sure the ballots get in the right hands, and unfortunately, they failed on that one job. >> we have a time line thanks to brian cullinan and his twitter account. we know that warren beatty took the envelope at 9:03. two minutes later, he posted a picture of emma stone backstage with her award. three minutes after that, at 9:08 p.m., "la la land" was announced as the best picture. pricewaterhouse has denied our request to interview brian
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cullinan. and also saided it was my mistake, our mistake, we all feel bad. >> moral of the story, maybe you shouldn't be tweeting when you're supposed to hand out the best picture envelope. >> maybe not. hello. the ride hailing service uber is trying to rallile around a new company reportedly asking the senior vice president to resign yesterday. uber declined to comment and google did not respond to our requests. it's the latest in the series of problems for uber. a female employee blogged last week about sexual harassment on the job. and last month, a campaign was urged to urge users to delete the app. cbs news financial contributor mellody hobson is here with more. good morning. >> good morning. let's start with the engineer,
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he gave a statement to "the new york times" denying commits any harassment at google and said he left on his own. what do you make of uber's decision to let go of him? >> i have to say it's very uncommon for a swift and decisive action to be taken at the same time. they fired him immediately which suggests there's more to the story. still insiders say departure from google is one of the worst kept secrets around. he's a great talent that a lot of people wanted. so it's just unclear why they acted in the way that at the did so decisively, maybe to send a message within the company. >> what can you tell us about tavis callen who is phone for the company. >> so there's a leaked audio of the meeting that they had for
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the entire company. in that audio, he broke down three times. this is not a guy that's going to give you a hug. and he's been deeply affected by this. they say he's been saying to people in the country that he let them down. certainly, trying to bring in people to help. he put arianna huffington on that board. she's leading an investigation. she put out a memory that was leaked that said they weren't going to tolerate a brilliant jerk. they're certainly trying to take the bull by the horns especially for the fact that they're known for the cowboy culture. >> is there a systematic problem in the company? i mean, how does a company turn themselves around and deal with it? >> this is what they told me, they said is this a guy that his last company had six people. he's now running a company worth $65 billion. and they got there with this,
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again, the attitude ask for approval, no permission. no guard rails. and now they say they need guard rails. which is maybe why they brought in the chief operating officer from target. they've got a lot coming at them fast. and they're under a tremendous amount of pressure. >> good to hear they're taking this seriously. >> it sounds like they're taking it seriously. the question is what will they do. even which their original investors have said we want to see decisive action. >> mellody hobson, great to have you here. thank you. space x announces a ground breaking mission. manuel bojorquez is there to show us how two tourists will take the trip of a audicious space travel.
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tourists on an historic mission
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around the moon next year. the private company will use the aim launchpad nasa used the last time humans blocked off for the moon more than four decades ago. spacex said the crew two private citizens paying their own way will go farther in the solar system than anyone before them. the moon's gravity will pull them back to earth. manuel bojorquez is back at the kennedy space center with a look at the mission. manuel, good morning. >> good morning, "atlantis" was the last shuttle to take astronauts into space. now it's a whole new world. the new would-be astronauts are top secret right now and experts believe it could be in the tens of millions of dollars. spacex hopes to launch the duo from pad 39-a where many of nasa's apollo missions began. >> emission and lift off. >> reporter: the mission would use a larger version of the falcon rocket which currently lifts cargo to the space
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station. using capsules to send two people past the moon by the end of next year. >> there is some risk here. this is not naive. >> reporter: in a conference call with reporters spacex founder elon musk laid out the plans. >> it would skim the surface of the moon, go quite a bit further out into deep space. >> reporter: humans haven't known to the known since the last apollo mission in 1972. nasa issued a statement saying it commends its industry partners for reaching higher. the agency is planning its own similar mission to sling astronauts around the moon but not until 2021. >> i think people should not get the idea that it's something simple, it's not. >> reporter: bill horowitz. >> you can argue it's a good
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thing it makes them fast and nimble but you wonder what's the risk. >> reporter: the company has experienced problems with its falcon 9 rocket, one of which exploded on the launchpad last year. and it's had high-profile failures in attempts to land a rocket booster. but elon musk insists the overall success rate is high. and so it seems his hopes. >> i think this should be a really exciting mission that hopefully gets the world really excited absenting people into deep space again. >> some experts argue the plan may be too ambitious to pull off next year. but musk says it's to run on autopilot and the pilot crew will receive extensive training in case something goes wrong. overnight, elon musk expressed his gratitude saying spacex could not do this without nasa.
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and can't express enough appreciation. gayle. >> something either the ride of your lifetime or something very, very bad. >> i was interested until i saw the picture. "u.s. news and world report" will reveal its ranking of the best states first on "cbs this morning." we like it when we can do that. plus, how grand slam champion that would be serena williams crashed a
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>> good morning, governor chris christie in new jersey unveils his final budget for the garden state this after innocent, the governor's spending plan expected to focus on funding for schools and pension payments. lawmakers have until july 1st to approve the fiscal 2018 budget. now we send it over to katie for a look at today's forecast. >> today looks like it will be a milder one, jim, watching the temperature already rebounds nicely, i expect the mid 60s for daytime highs today. also pretty tranquil start. the win pretty light you have some cloud cover out there definitely blue skies, more so, in some spots than others. but, with time, we eventually rebounds all the way to 64. there will be some showers around mainly tonight, and then tomorrow mildest day of the bunch but the most volatile as potent storm system, squawl line with frontal boundery crosses
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through, then we clear out and cool down by thursday, meisha? >> all right, katie, thank you so much. right now we are looking outside. we've been following this accident, looks like it might be clearing out of the way, schuylkill westbound past belmont which will maybe help ease some of the tension out there that's been pretty significant, pretty significant backups. plus pedestrian struck here in west chester, chestnut street at high street, alternate will be gay street, by the way, report of injuries in this area, as well. also, an accident millville, new jersey, in front of millville high school east pine street, injuries reported with this accident, as well. jim, over to you. >> thank you so much, meisha. next update is at 8: 25, coming up on cbs this morning, what wall street wants to hear from president trump in tonight's address. i'm jim donovan. make it a great day.
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♪ it is tuesday, february 28th, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real news ahead, including white house budget director mick mulvaney. what he once said would make him the most hated man in washington. we'll ask him why the president's proposed budget cuts are necessary. but first, here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> the plane that crashed into this home here in riverside, california, was carrying five people. all of them on their way back home. >> a record-low approval rating. he plans to use his address tonight to refocus his administration. >> republicans are going to be looking for some concrete details from the president on the way forward on obamacare.
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>> he needs to give those lawmakers some cover. he needs to help them. so, if he spends time with his own achievements, that's not necessarily giving them something to use in their political debate. >> spacex has plans to launch from 39-a. >> i was interested until i saw the picture. the academy has apologized to everyone involved. meanwhile, folks in hollywood around the world trying to make the sense of it. >> weirdest thing, look at nicole kidman applauding in this video. [ laughter ] >> you know the phrase, ladies and gentlemen, put your wrists together. [ laughter ] i mean, it's so weird, she actually made brendon frazar the second weirdest clapper in award show history. [ laughter ] you've got to admit, that's
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kind of funny. i never noticed how she clapped. >> that's a seal clap, right? >> i never noticed. i'm norah o'donnell with andy mason and gayle king. president trump will give the most important policy speech yet for his new administration. the white house said the president will highlight the accomplishments from the past month specifically through his executive actions. >> the president will hope to measure up to the first addresses of his predecessors. alex, on how other presidents took on that challenge. alex good morning. >> tonight, the president's speech to the joint session of congress is not technically a state of the union because, of course, president trump has been in office for a little only over a month. traditionally this evening, the president outlines his priorities. and by virtue of that, congress finds out what its priorities may be in the coming days an nights ahead. >> i'm here tonight to ask you
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to join me in making it our plan. together we can embark on this road. >> reporter: by custom, an olive branch is extended across the aisle. >> tonight, i challenge and invite congress to work with me. >> reporter: but much of the speech will focus on the president's marching orders. >> tonight, i present to you a comprehensive plan. >> energy, health care and education. >> reporter: while the president lays out his agenda, his audience is responsible for translating those words into actual legislation. and that depends largely on the makeup of congress. like presidents clinton, george w. bush and obama, president trump holds a majority in both houses upon approval. >> our confidence level past the president's approval rating was fairly high at that point. >> reporter: president obama's speechwriter when he first addressed congress in 2009. >> republicans had expressed interest in at least talking to us. make working with us on certain
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legislative priority. >> reporter: though republicans didn't ultimately supported president trump's agenda -- >> you look at the mess he's got over there. >> reporter: he said the president should approach a less hostile attempt towards democrats. >> in order to, you need to reach out to democrats. >> it was a disaster. >> reporter: president trump's priorities are broadly at odds with those of the democrats. including overturning obamacare, building a border wall and reforming the tax code. tonight, both congress and the american people, will be looking for specifics. >> the bush white house, we set out a detailed tax plan. >> reporter: michael gerson was the head speechwriter for george h.w. bush he said that white house will be working closely with congress for months before the first address. >> i think policy preparation makes a big difference. >> where in your estimate six adonald trump in terms of
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preparedness and coordination? >> i think donald trump is well behind in this budget process. he has to note budget policy choices. there's no way around it. you can't have everything. and this peaspeech is going to e to determine what the choices are. >> gerson said the groundwork resulted in the bush tax cuts being passed for a few months and they, of course, were law of the land for nearly nine years. at the same time, he said president trump is someone who enjoys speaking to a crowd. and half of the audience will be cheering for him. details of america's first budget are still being negotiated. white house officials are planning a 10% increase in defense spending equal to $54 billion. at the same time, they're calling for $54 billion in cuts to domestic programs like the environmental protection agency. the plan also reduces foreign aid, office of management and budget director mick mulvaney who is putting together the budget said it, quote,
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eliminates programs that simply don't work. >> mick mulvaney was a republican congressman from south carolina when the president appointed him budget director. he joins us from the white house. good morning, director. thank you for being here. >> good morning. thanks for having us. >> will a budget that has no entitlement cuts and does not balance the budget ever pass a republican house or senate? >> keep in mind, in all fairness, it's too early to ask that question. this was never intended to be a full bulgts budget. this is what we call a budget blueprint. the reason the press isn't familiar with it ordinarily in an administration you wouldn't see the budget until we were much farther along, because of the delay in confirmation, and obstruction the senate, we decided to come out and say here's where we are. it's simply part of giving the top line spending numbers for the year.
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so, it's a fair question that you ask, it's just not the right time to ask it. >> you said this would be a true america first budget. what exactly does that mean? >> it mean what is we did, we went in and talked to the president about his policies. we looked at his speeches what he believed, what he told people when he was running for office. we took those policies and turned them into numbers. what you see is increase in defense, increase in border security. increase enforcing laws that are on the book. so, what we did was take his policies turn it into a budget and that's what you've got. you have an america first candidate, you have a america first budget. >> what about domestic programs mr. mulvaney? >> some of them will actually be increased. for example, the president spoke regularly about spending more money on taking care of veterans. more money on immigration enforcement. you'll see increases there and decreases in other areas. why? because at the same time, the
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president wanted to not impact the deficit negatively. he doesn't want to add to next year's deficit which is already going to be almost $500 billion. his charge to me was do what i said i would do, but don't impact the deficit. >> you said you're about to find out what it's like to be the most hated man in washington. i assume that mean because of the cuts forthcoming. where are those cuts coming from? >> that's part of the negotiation so far the next two weeks. keep in mind where we are. this is the beginning of the bulg budget process, yesterday, we sent the top lines to all the agencies. last year, you got $100. this year, you're getting $90. omb has ideas to make the reductions. >> where are you looking, director? where are you proposing those cuts come from? you must have some idea? >> we look at everything. we know the agencies. that's what the professionals at omb do, people go line by line
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through all of the programs say this is effective that one is not. what do you think? can we take cuts here? >> congressman, i know you know this because you have served in congress. but when you look at the budget as a pie chart, more than half of it is what is called mandatory spending right, and most of that is entitlement. and then discretionary spending. so the nondiscretionary is a small chunk. if you make increases you'll have to cut it back. when will we know from the white house about what you're cutting? >> march 16th is the day we announced we would go to congress and say here is our final budget blueprint and have details on the specific programs we intend to reduce. >> beautiful, mick mulvaney, thanks for being here. and gayle and i will be with scott pelley and the rest of the political team for the draeaddr
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to congress. it begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 8:00 central. we'll have a wrap up with vice president mike pence tomorrow. "u.s. news and world report" the best states in the country. right now, you're looking at a picture from colorado. that's the state with the best economy. we'll show you which state had the top overall ranking. the governor from that top
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canada's honoring a civil rights pioneer who has been called the country's risa parks. i'm michelle miller in halifax nova scotia. the picture here will soon be on pthe 10 dollar bill.
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"u.s. news and world report" is revealing its inaugural list of the best cities in the u.s. it gives -- u.s. states -- what did i say?
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let me start over. thank you very much. i'll start over. take two. "u.s. news and world report" is revealing its inaugural list of the best states is this morning, thank you, john. to give insight into how state policies affect people's lives. rankings were based on factors like education, health care and economy. the fifth best state is washington. fourth is north dakota. minnesota comes in third. new hampshire places second. and the best state in the nation is -- drum roll please -- massachusetts. charlie baker is the governor of massachusetts and brian kelly is the editor-in-chief content officer to "u.s. news and world report." welcome to you both. start with massachusetts, because the patriots won the super bowl, casey afleck won best actor, "manchester by the sea." is that it? >> they can't seem to do anything wrong. >> frankly, i'm already getting sick of them. enough already. >> forward, we're not sick of
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them. >> brian, what is massachusetts doing right? >> i mean, massachusetts is a terrific education institution. higher, harvard, m.i.t. all of that. health care, places like mass general hospital. brigham and young hospital. phenomenal. they're doing everything. >> quality of life? >> quality of life. and they've got a pretty can political system. governor can tell you about that. >> governor, why is your state performing well in those categories? >> i think part of it, as brian said, we have a lot of really smart people. we have a lot of great schools. that has led to a whole series of terrific what i would call ecosystems around technology and health care and finance and education. you put it all together, in this day and age, in this kind of global economy and global world that we live in, it's a terrific mix. we also do have, and i've said
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this before, a bipartisan approach to working together. people are okay with ideas of compromise and collaboration. if you look at the success we've had policywise in education, health care and economy spaces, energy, and a whole bunch of others, they've all been things done on a bipartisan basis. >> it is interesting. a republican governor in what is considered a democratic state. >> as my mother the democrat always pointed out to me. >> that is number one for me, because that's where my wife is from. anyway, what i was surprised to see in the list is north dakota in the top five. and a huge influx of wruyoung people there. >> well, two things. there's energy development there. the fracking, enormous gains in income in a short period of time. so, that's a little bit transitional. maybe that comes -- maybe that fades, maybe it goes. but the government does a lot of good things in terms of citizen
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services. so they're not like a flash in the pan. they've been doing this for a while, so, that's a good example of a small state. they have a bonanza it revenues, but they've done good things with it. >> when eye talk about bipartisanship is not a dirty word in massachusetts. you can seated next to ivanka trump, which says you didn't have a very good seat. there's a lot of strategy into who is seated where. clearly, they think highly of you seated in that position. what did you learn talking to her at that dinner? >> we spent most of the time talking about opioids. and opioid epidemic which is not just an issue in massachusetts, but the country. we spent a lot of time talking about bipartisan basis, 46 governors basically said this is a good way to approach the problem in the united states. >> it's got a lot of elements to
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it, basically prevention, education, on the front end to prescribers. very recently, you could practice medicine, you can be a dentist, a nurse, a physical's assistant and never take a course inmassachusetts, you hav >> you didn't vote for either of candidateses. >> my home pe is i would argue lot of the states are good at this bipartisan stuff not just massachusetts. i'd love to see washington move that way as well. >> did you send a message to president president-elect trump when you met this week? >> the governors have talked to the vice president and secretary price about how important health care is in our state.
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whether you're democrat or republican, it's a big deal no matter where you are. >> thank you for being with us. president trump's adult sons are expected in canada for the opening of a new skyscraper. ahead, new calls for transparency for what it costs to give the brothers secret service protection on their international trips. you're watching "cbs this morning." er let anyone tell you you can't change. that is what life is. change. it's not some magic trick. it's your will. your thoughts become your words become your actions become your reality. change is your destiny. now go chase it. ♪ ♪ give extra. get extra.
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ahead, we'll talk to the good morning, i'm rahel solomon, the jewish federation every greater philadelphia is on a mission to clean up mount carmel cemetery. nearly 100 headstones were overturned at the jewish cemetery in wissinoming over the weekend, now the judith federation has volunteer days to help repair the damage. you can find the schedule, and meantime police still looking for the van as. quick check on the forecast with meteorologist, katie fehlinger. >> quiet day unfolding already, some sunshine for us out there. we are specking nice rebound on the thermometer yet again to the mid 60s out there today, so day to dress in layers in, and at the moment now weather moved out to sea left with again some sunshine throughout the course of the day, and nice mild daytime high of 64, already on pace to
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hit that, at 46 at the airport, 40 allentown, 48 wilmington, the list goes on, actually already to the low 50's at the shore. moving forward though by tomorrow, warmest day of the bunch here but also again the storminess, as potent cold front crosses through, likely will bring squawl line through the area. sometimes tomorrow afternoon and toward evening, and behind it, we certainly cool down substancially, meisha. >> katie, thank you, we are still tracking some accident, and some construction that we have out there. we have some construction near pa turnpike westbound, norristown, left lane block here at that is causing some slow downs around the area. so heads up there. we do have accident new jersey 42 northbound before 295, just cleared, but you can see how slow moving it is around the area right now also another accident, in delaware, 141 north at barley mill road. left lane is block there, rahel. >> meisha, thank you. next update is at 8:55, ahead on cbs this morning the first woman hon orders with place on the canadian 10-dollar bill. i'm rahel solomon. make it a good morning.
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best-selling author and journalist william cohen, there he is in the green room with a new book all about wall street. we'll find out why he says it's time to stop punishing big banks. plus, a stand against racism in 1956 took decades to be recognized. viola desmond refused to give up her seat in a movie theater. ahead, how her defiance is finally being honored. time for headlines around the globe. the calgary herald reports on a battery explosion caught on video. a spare battery erupted in flames in a man's pocket, look at that. in front of a restaurant in calgary. the man suffered third degree burns. he believes the loose battery reacted with change in his pocket triggering an explosion. new york magazine reports on an alleged security lapse on cloud pets. the user information for
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hundreds of thousands of people was reportedly being stored in an insecured database. millions of recordings were easily accessible. cloud pets denies message date were will leaked on the internet. and "usa today" reports taxpayers spent more money, staff took trips that each cost $10,000 or more. the state department arranges their flights. travel grew last year by 27%. the treasury department put the total cost at nearly $20 million. the grand opening today of a new trump skyscraper, this one in canada, is expected to draw thousands of protesters. the 69-story trump international hotel and tower is the second tallest building in vancouver. president trump's adult sons eric and donald junior are expected to attend the opening. and anna werner on what it takes
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to keep the brothers safe abroad. >> reporter: good morning, the brothers run their family's global empire out of this trump tower here in new york. their foreign travel has come at secret service protection at taxpayer expense, including on that trip to canada. promotional videos for the trump vancouver tower paint a life of luxury. some residents have access to a private jet. and a chauffeured rolls royce. >> we really can't wait getting to opening where people really see the end result of what we're so excited about. >> reporter: every one of its more than 200 condominium units have sold. since the election, the building has been a magnet for protesters. eric trump has already made three overseas business trips since the beginning of the year. taxpayers foot the bill for his security. in january, he traveled to uruguay for a glitzy party to promote a trump-branded property still under construction.
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>> i can promise you one thing when you see the final product of this building it's going to blow your mind. >> reporter: "the washington post" said the trip cost the secret service and state department nearly $100,000 in hotel bills. eric trump has also been spotted in the dominican republic. earlier this month, he and his brother donald flew to dubai for a gala opening. this time for a trump golf course. the secret service won't say how much taxpayers are paying to keep the brothers safe on these business trips. in a statement to cbs news the agency said each administration presents unique challenges to which the secret office has effectively adapted. federal law requires protection for the president and vice president and their immediate families. but secret service coverage for adult children is optional. they could decline it. that's what ron reagan eventually did. >> transparency about what those expenses are. is absolutely appropriate. >> reporter: some watchdogs say the public needs to know how much the trump brothers'
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security costs since the purpose of their trip is to make money for the family business. >> how much it's costing the taxpayers, absolutely, is something that the public and congress have the right to know. >> well, the secret service routinely sending out advance trips, advance teams for these trips. and that also drives up costs. now, the trump organization did not respond to any of our questions about whether the pace of international travel for the brothers will continue in this way. or whether they may have considered reimbursing taxpayers for any of these costs. anthony. >> anna werner, thanks. >> president of the united states trump is expected to address plans for creating economic growth when he speaks tonight. he's already ordered a review of banking kf ining information af 2008 number. the president wants to, quote, do a big number on the
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dodd-frank reform act. and writing about why wall street matters to punish walt street has gone too far. he says, quote, instead of facilitating the recovery of main street, washington's policies have been thwarting it. enough is enough. the ongoing vilification of wall street and the entire financial system has to stop. william cohen joins us now. what do you mean? >> what i mean is the pendulum has basically swung too far. first, it swang too far in the financial cries in 2008. the reaction to that unfortunately with too much regulation. wall street is really a beautiful machine, if you think about it. it's this incredible mechanism by which we're able to afford homes and pickup trucks and wide screen tvs and farm vast swaths of the american landscape. but what happens, unfortunately, is that congress and regulators started throwing sand into that beautiful marc and that doesn't
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help anybody. >> you say getting rid of wall street is like throwing the baby out with the bath water. he said trust tvs really like you do wall street even if you think you don't. >> i've been writing about wall street for cle13 years. most people, when you ask them what wall street does, they're clueless. wall street has created a black box around themselves. they make themselves seem so important. and the truth is people need to understand what wall street is all about. that's why i wrote this book. it's simple, it's concise, it's clear. >> what do they need to understand, bill? >> well, they need to understand that wall street is the engine of capitalism. it's the left ventricle of our system. not just the u.s., around the world. it's the ability to provide capital to people who want it. to start businesses. to grow businesses. to hire for people. to pay them more.
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>> it provides liquidity to the system. >> it should be regulated? >> of course it should be related. it should be smart regulation. unfortunately after the crisis, the baby has now been thrown out with the bath waters. i don't agree with donald trump on basically anything but i do agree on this. to make it work for the american people better. we need to have a grand bargaining with wall street. with debt relief, and also change the compensation which provides the wrong incentives for people who work there. >> you say the worst words in the english language are other people's money. that's what people think about when you think about wall street, you take, take, take. you gain, gain, gain. the little guys lose. >> absolutely.
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>> you think there should have been more prosecution? >> absolutely there should have been more prosecution. there was a lot of evidence of wrongdoing. and it should have been done. instead of that happening, though, the regulators and politicians vil vil villainize wall street. we need people to buy iphones and buy pickup trucks and tvs that they won't. there wouldn't be any of those things without wall street. >> to let people know what wall street is, is it a place, a hedge fund, an idea, a financial community? >> it's all of those things. and essential to our way of life. that's why i wanted to write this so people have a clear understanding of what it's about. >> all right. it's small and you can put it in your purse. it's a quick read. thank you very much.
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"why wall street matters" is on sale today. nearly a decade since rosa parks' protest, viola december monday took a stand in canada. ahead, now viola's stance is
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portrait of harriet tubman is expected to grace the face of a $20 bill. in the next decade she will become the first woman featured on currency here in the united states. the first canadian woman to grace that country's money will be on a $10 bill next year. michelle miller shows us how a civil rights icon from the 1940s is finally getting new recognition. michelle, good morning. >> good morning. well, her name is viola desmond. never heard of her? up until a few years ago, neither did many canadians but her story is giving context to assumptions on canada's history that the nation free of slavery, free of legal segregation, not so free of racism. desmond gives voice to that. >> reporter: 90-year-old wanda robson is proud of her big
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sister. >> is this her apartment here. >> reporter: proud that by 42 viola desmond had built a thriving hair care and beauty supply business. modeling herself after america's first female self-made millionaire, madam c.j. walker. >> she said that's who i want to be. this lady was way before her time. >> reporter: she's even prouder of the decision desmond made in this theater back in 1946. >> all i wanted was to see a movie. >> reporter: an event now re-enacted for canadian television. on a business trip in new glasgow waiting for her car to be repaired, desmond bought a ticket to watch a movie in a seat of her choosing. >> she was tapped on the shoulder and told you can't sit here. she said why not? you have the wrong ticket. your ticket, go back and get a downstairs ticket. >> reporter: but they wouldn't let her.
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>> she said i have done nothing wrong. she's only 95 pounds. >> reporter: desmond spent the night in jail, was fined 26 canadian dollars and charged with failing to pay a one cent difference in tax. >> they said i didn't pay the theater tax but it was about color. >> reporter: it was the only legal way to charge her because while practiced seg segregation was not written into canadian law. professor graham reynolds. >> i think that moment of spontaneous courage was just the kind of thing that inspires people. >> reporter: reynolds knew all about desmond's case, he taught race relations at cape britain university. what he didn't know back in 2000 was that her 73-year-old sister
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was taking his class. >> i'm telling a story about viola desmond. >> and i'm sitting there in the class. i said, that's my sister. >> reporter: what did you say? >> so, that was -- well, i realized that she was a treasure. >> reporter: and they began a partnership to bring viola desmond's story to life. one that traced her history here in halifax throughout the entire area. and ultimately, in ten short years, gave canada a new national hero. together williams and robson worked to clear desmond's name. in 2010, the lieutenant governor of nova scotia issued her a posthumous pardon. in the process desmond's status as a civil rights pioneer was rediscovered. her name has appeared on a passenger ferry and her face on a canadian postage stamp. >> what are you going to do?
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>> make it right. >> reporter: then in 2016, 70 years after her solitary act of defiance, desmond was chosen from a list of hundreds to be the first woman outside of royalty on canadian currency. >> viola would be proud. >> reporter: why do you think they chose her? >> i think they chose her because the timing was right. and because of the fact that she stood up -- she stood her ground for what she believes was right. >> viola desmond did not live to see any of this. she passed away in 1965 while living in relative obscurity right here in new york city. a note to the wise, if you visit canada do not refer to viola desmond as the rosa parks of canada. they will quickly correct you because this came nine years before rosa parks.
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they'll say that rosa parks is the viola desmond. >> i've never heard of her. >> what a great twist. >> in the meeting yesterday, she said i've got a great twist, she wouldn't tell us what it was. that's a great twist. >> you're never too old to go back to college. ahead, a firefighter plunges into an icy pond to save a dog who fell in the ice. ♪
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♪ firefighters responded quickly when a dog became trapped in freezing water. maggie broke away from her owner and fell through thin ice in boston. the firefighter in that yellow survival suit carefully made his way for her but he also fell in the frigid water. he still managed to pull maggie out, she ran back to her owner while a team of firefighters
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>> live from the cbs broad cats center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news." good morning, i'm jim donovan, nurse videotaping patient in a medical office is set to see a judge in less than a half hour. arrested two weeks ago, 17 year old female patient at penn dermatology told authority she had discovered iphone on the floor, recording her, while she was changing her clothes. close charged with recording the teenager, at least seven other women. now here's kate way look at today's wetter. >> good morning, jim. today actually looks like pretty nice day, starting to warm things up for you out there already. temperatures mid had's already, as well, out in berks county, as we've got basically just nothing but clear blue skies, you are going to find mixture, how much, of some clouds and sunshine throughout the day. we start it off with a lot of clouds, a lot of spots. but brighten up since then,
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and on pace to climb very readily here into the midst 60s, generally mid 40's across the region, nice light winds, overall nice day. but you might even start to notice it starts to feel little humid outside as we are sitting in the warm sector of storm tomorrow. cold front crosses through with the system we spike to 74 n the atmosphere is going to create some heavy duty thunderstorms specially second n drop on the thermometer starting thursday. >> and we saw some accidents outside as well. monitoring a lot of many of them have already moved out of the way, new ones are taking letter trays. schuylkill off ramp 202, blocking two lanes here. this is absolutely going to cause slow downs for you. two more delaware. one eastbound between 495 and also 95 south at church man's road, and we also have a third accident, delaware, as well, 141 northbound center road, left lane blocked, there and very slow moving around the accident, jim, over to you. >> thank you, meisha, that's
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"eyewitness news" for now, joining us today or few witness news at noon, i'm jim donovan. make a great day.
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