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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, june 21st. this is the "cbs morning news." summer kicks off with severe weather from east to west. this morning tropical storm cindy surged toward the gulf coast. while the southwest sizzles in story for another record-breaking feat. breaking overnight uber ceo resigns after several scandals rock his ride hailing service. and $56 million later the most expensive congressional race is over. republican karen handel keeps the grip on georgia's district.
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good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters in new york. i'm meg oliver in for anne-marie green. this morning tropical storm cindy is bearing down on the gulf coast expecting to make landfall tonight. cindy is moving southwest packing 67-mile-per-hour winds. right now tropical storm warnings are posted from texas to the alabama/florida border and metropolitan new orleans. state of emergency has been declared in alabama. visitors at gulf shores are being warned to stay out of the surf. new orleans is preparing for what mayor mitch landrieu calls a very serious event. louisiana national guard has dispatched highwater vehicles and helicopters to flood-prone areas.
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sin d is expected to drench an area from louisiana to florida with flood-producing rain. eric fisher chief meteorologist at our boston station wbz has details. >> well, cindy has already made its presence known. very heavy reinfall, classic flooding. you see all the bright colors. those are your cold clouds, heavy rainfall. the center is down here. while the center is tracking to the north and west all of the rain is on the eastern flank of it. flash flooding on the gulf coast. that's the main impact of this storm. very heavy rainfall. fresh water from all that rain as it crawls off to the north and northwest over the next kurple of days. be cautious of any flood flooding and be alert of any flash flood warning mts the heaviest in and around new orleans. of course, a tough time draining that water in new orleans. the other story continues. the heat in the southwest. temperatures just about as hot as they were yesterday. a lot of records challenging
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some all-time marks. a slight cooldown at the end of the week by friday. fewer record highs will be set, but still very hot, right on through the workweek and into the weekend. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. that scorching southwest heat eric talked about forced dozens of flight cancellations in phoenix and strained the power grid. about 50 flights were canceled yesterday in phoenix because it was too hot for the planes to on wrat. california firefighters are battling a fire in the mountains each los angeles angeles. 1,200 acres have been burned. the fire is contained. travis kalanick helped found uber in 2009. his leadership has been questioned for months following reports of a workplace culture where sexual harass mbltd and
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discrimination are ram pant. five of the investors demanded his resignation yesterday according to "the new york times." he said, i have accepted the request so'veer can go back to building rather than be distracted by another fight. he remains on the board. the republicans held onto a house seat in an election such saw. karen handel defeated jon oss f ossoff. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, meg. it was not enough. handel thanked president trump during her victory speech after one of hthe many congressional races he will influence for better or worse. >> tonight let's celebrate.
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tomorrow the real work will begin. >> reporter: former secretary of state karen handel becoming the first woman elected to congress. >> my pledge is to be part of the solution to focus on governing. >> reporter: in his concession speech democrat jon ossoff seemed to claim a moral victory in a race that's seemed to have gone republican since the carter administration. >> at a time when politics has been dominated by fear and hatred and scapegoating and division, this community stood up. >> reporter: political analysts say democrats will have to figure out a new strategy to win back the house. >> democrats have to either redouble their efforts at those kinds of voters or find a difrp kind of voter to go and peel away. >> reporter: president trump repeatedly tweeted his sum port of handel. many view the runoff as a
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referendum on his performance. >> a special thanks to the president of the united states of america. >> reporter: the president was among the first in his party to congratulate happen dell, tweeting in part, fantastic job. we are all proud of you. but anti-trump sentiment made the most expensive in house history with the candidate spending more than $56 million, nearly doubling the previous record. this is the fourth special house race republicans have won recently, but by much smaller margins than expected. and democrats are encouraged by the trend. but, meg, in order for them to win back the house next year, they would have to defend all their current districts, plus turn 24 gop health seats. >> thank you. meantime the trump administration is considering imposing a travel ban for citizens to north korea.
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hena daniels is here with more on that. good morning. >> good morning, meg. it does not appear a decision is imminent. today the u.n. and top officials will visit washington. the u.s. has been pressing china to curtail its near clear program. yesterday president trump tweeted he appreciates china's efforts but that it has not worked out. the death of american student otto warmbier provoked outrage and fueled efforts to rein in the north. a vigil was held on the university of virginia campus last night where he attended school. he went to north korea as a tourist and ended up spending nearly 17 months in prison before being released in a coma. senator john mccain said warmbier was murdered and people should think twice about traveling to north korea. >> well, i think there should at least be a form for them to fill out that says if i go to north korea, i understand i'm taking
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great risks and i do not hold the american government responsible. >> warmbier's funeral will be held tomorrow. meg? >> hena daniels for us. thank you. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he expects to have a draft of the gop bill to replace obamacare tomorrow, but the process has not been smooth. they're taking the counsel to task for writing the legislation behind closed doors. mcconnell told nancy cordes there's a reason the democrats were shut out. >> they made it clearer ler they were not interested in participating in it. they have no interest whatsoever, so it makes sense. >> so are they invited into the conference? >> no, but they've made it clear they're not interested in helping. >> 50 of the 52 republican senators must approving the bill for it to pass. newly released video showing
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the killing of philando castillo by a police officer is sparking a new wave of youtd rage. one minneapolis community leader called it a 21st century lynching. mireya villarreal reports. >> reporter: the newly released video shows yanez pulling castilk castillo over. >> i have a firearm. >> don't reach for it. don't pull it out. don't put it out. >> reporter: within 90 seconds of making the stop the officer filed seven shots. castillo's girlfriend diamond reynolds was in the passenger seat. >> i told him not to reach for it. >> you told him to get his i.d.,
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his driver's license. oh, my god. please don't tell me he's dead. please don't -- >> keep your hands where they are. >> yes, i will, officer. >> you can see an officer coax and pick up out of the back seat. he was arrest and indicted for manslaughter. yanez feared for his life and he thought castillo, the 32-year-old cafeteria worker was pulling out a gun he was licensed to carry. friday the jury acquitted him of all charges. philando castillo's mother. >> my firstborn dead in minnesota. just because he was a police officer that makes it okay. now they've got free rein. he was found innocent on all
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counts. >> they were reportedly stunned when they saw the video during the trial and according to the trial they're planning the file a lawsuit against the police department and the city. mireya villarreal, cbs newss, new york. at least ten people were injured when a united jet encountered turbulence. it was heading to panama yesterday. nine passengers were hospitalized. meteorologists say thunderstorms on the southern edge of tropical storm cindy probably caused the tu turbulence. coming up on the "morning news," rock band shotout. and hollywood shocker, a leading man is calling it quits. this is the "cbs morning news."
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ken doll embraces diversity. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, meg. a slump in oil prices sent stocks lower. oil prices hit their lowest in november. losses were widespread. the dow lost 61 points, the s&p fell 16 points, the nasdaq lost nearly 51 points. the resignation of uber coo travis kalanick is not the only change in store. they launched 180 days of change, they say, to improve the experience for drivers. first phase includes giving passengers the option to give drivers the options of tipping drivers in the app, others include penalizing an uber driver for waiting. amazon suggests letting shoppers try on items before buying. they have a seven-day try-on
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yellow stone national park is helping to keep bears safe in a special testing program. carter evans reports. >> reporter: this time of year bears are hungry and foraging for food just about anywhere they can find it and these particular bears are some of the best in the business when it comes to getting goods. are some better product testers than others? >> very much so. >> randy knows exactly what a bear wants. >> we have some fish. >> smelly. >> reporter: it ee his job to tempt bears to break into coolers and garbage cans at the yellow stoegs national park so manufacturers can make them even stronger and save bears' lives. >> there's a saying out there, a fed bear is a dead bear. >> reporter: when they get to too close to people, they're ehlers euthanized or relocated. >> reporter: this is spirit.
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she was one of the eight nexter land grizzly res located. for about 500 bucks companies can find out if their containers are truly bear-resistant. >> he cracked it right open. >> reporter: and now you know which cooler you might bring with you. >> yeah. the white one. >> reporter: she and others as a 600-pound bear named cora used the tried and true mektd odd to pop the top after off this trash can. it can be sold as bear resistant, but not all successful. >> this doesn't look so good. >> no, no. you can see all the styrofoam. they were able to tear that apart. >> reporter: even the steel loerk was no match for the bear. >> the bear ripped the hinges right off? >> the manufacturers are getting it figured out. the ultimate goal is to benefit
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the bears out in the wild. >> reporter: saving bears one cooler at a time. carter evans, cbs news, yellowstone. >> you've got to love the cpr method. coming up on "cbs this morning" -- >> reporter: i'm adriana diaz in macon macondo, illinois. coming up on "cbs this morning," we'll tell you why this small town of roughly 600 people has a line running right through it. >> that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm meg oliver. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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well, the prosecution comes out swing nothing opening statements in the set williams corruption time, we are live with what the expected on day number three in federal court. dramatic newly released video shows moment a police officer shoots and kills and driver during a traffic stop and a case that sparked national outrage. it is officially summer we're off to a pleasant start but how long does that nice weather stick around? well, today is wednesday june 21st i'm jim donovan. i'm jan carabao, rahel solomon is off. lets check today's forecast with katie and traffic with pennsylvania are path pot.

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