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>> ♪ >> ♪ captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is monday, october 23rd, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." police in tampa are urgently searching for this man in this surveillance video. they believe he could have information about a potential serial killer connected to three murders. army sergeant bowe bergdahl's sentencing trial starts today. the army deserter faces life in prison. in a new interview he says the taliban treated him better that the u.s. army. plus bill o'reilly denounces the claim that he paid more than $2
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and keezhizr khan, he'll te us why he left pakistan and why he believes in america. but we zbrin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> we want justice. we won't be afraid. whoenlt get away with it, no much. >> tampa's hunt for a possible serial killer. >> the town on edge after three murders. >> the fate of bowe bergdahl is in the hands of a judge. the sentencing hearing begins and it's expected to be dramatic. >> do you worry that this bickering and feuding gets in the way of your agenda? >> no. it gets people doing what they're supposed to be doing. >> i refuse to get diverted off on various comments that may have been made at one time or another. >> temperatures in flptop 100 degrees.
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>> officials surveying the damage in oklahoma after storms brought damaging hail, winds, and tornadoes. >> this is crazy. >> the spanish government moved. >> separatist leaders are calling for civil disbead jens. >> all that -- >> the president's dog made a nature's call in the middle of a meeting. >> when you've got to go, you've got go. >> the patriots pretty dominate the game. >> and all that matters -- >> five former u.s. presidents sharing the stage, all to raise money for hurricane relief. >> the heart of america is greater than our problems. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> how does it feel to have my hand on your tiny little head. >> television legend david letterman received the mark twain prize for humor. >> is it wrong to think that i
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wish this could have been presented posthumously. >> announcer: today's "eye opener" presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." a possible serial killer may be on the lewis in tampa, florida. the town is on high alert. >> take a look at this video. this man was walking in the area one one of the three people was murdered. the police want to speak with him because he may have information about the killing. >> omar villafranca with the frantic search for information. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. residents of seminole walked the streets last night in an attempt to take back their area. there's been a memorial set up for a young man who got off at the wrong bus stop.
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>> we won't be afraid, you know. you won't get away with it. >> reporter: at a memorial for 20-year-old anthony, his father says he was targeted. >> he never said nothing bad to me. >> reporter: naiboa was shot in the head walking through the neighborhood. ten days earlier 100 yards away 22-year-old benjamin mitchell was shot at a bus stos. later they found 32-year-old monica's body. she was walking off to meet a friend before being shot. >> we're doing everything we can to put an end to this. >> reporter: the police chief believes the killings are
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connected. >> i'm cautious with that term because we don't have enough information. we don't know. it could be multiple people. >> reporter: we rode along with one of the officers now blanketing the area warning neighbors to keep vigilant. what are you looking for? >> we're looking for something out of the ordinary, something that stands out that somebody's armed, maybe acting in a suspicious manner. >> reporter: police are desperate for any kind of lead in this case. now, the fbi is helping out the tampa police, and they're offering a $25,000 reward for any information that leads them to a suspect. charlie? >> thanks, omar. president trump is leaning on them. he's asking for them to go along with the senate's blueprint. the president will go to capitol hill tomorrow to meet with republican senators there for the first time. major garrett is at the white house with the effort to win a legislative victory. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
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the president's message to those house republicans can be summarized as follows. hurry up. house gop leaders still cling to hopes they can pass a tax cut by thanksgiving. two key benchmarks lie ahead, finalizing the budget this week and releasing the tax cut legislation and all of those nitty-gritty details next week. >> there's a great spirit for it. people want to see it. >> reporter: president trump who for days has hailed stockmarket records and employees says they still need tax cuts to spur growth. >> i call it tax cuts. it's a reform also, but i call it tax cuts. it will be the biggest ever in its history. >> they say they're ainge gllg to help the wealthy instead of the middle class. >> those close to him, whispering in his ear, want to do trickle-down economics. >> the president also wants a
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short-term obamacare fix. mitch mcconnell says he's open to bringing it to the floor that would restore $7 billion in annual subsidies the president released two weeks ago. >> we need a bill the president would sign. >> reporter: when republican lamar alexander and democrat patty murray announced the deal, the president first supported it. then he dumped it. with very little evidence, the president called the bill a giveaway to insurance companies. >> i won't do anything to enrich the insurance companies. >> reporter: alexander and murray denied the charge while chuck schumer says they caved to conservative pressure. >> he called both senators murray and alexander and said come to a solution. then they come to a solution, the right wing attacks it, and he backs uf a. that's not leadership. >> the white house has been vague on tax cut detail, keeping them under wraps until the last
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minute and then hope the republicans will rapidly fall in line. that was pretty much the strategy of three failed attempts to repeal and replace obamacare. maybe, norah, the fourth time is the charm. >> let's see. thank you. senator john mccain is taking another shot at president trump. it's the latest in verbal exchanges that began last week. in a speech mccain described half-baked spurious nationalism. in an interview that aired last night, mccain who was a prisoner of war in street nam for the last five years called out the president. >> one aspect of the conflict, by the way, that i will never, ever count nance is that we drafted the lowest income level of america and the highest income level found a doctor that would say they found they had a
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bone spur. that is wrong. that is wrong. if we're going to ask every american to serve, every american should serve. >> president trump got a total of five deferments for vietnam. four for college defer meant and one for a sboen spur. the white house has not responded to our request for comment. army sergeant bowe bergdahl spent five years as a prisoner of the taliban and starting today a military judge will decide how long he'll spend in prison in the u.s. he pled last week to desertion and misbehavioring before the enemy. he abandoned his post in afghanistan. demarco morgan is at ft. bragg, north carolina, where the sentencing is about to begin. demarco, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. you said it. bergdahl faces up to five years to life for desertion. two are expected to take the stand during the sentencing
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phase. >> they don't just cut people's throats. they delay in cutting people's throats. >> reporter: bergdahl in rare interview said he abandoned the soldiers to draw attention to problems in his own unit. >> suddenly it really starts to sink in that i did something really bad -- not bad but serious. >> reporter: he spent five years enduring torture as a prisoner of war. president obama brought him home in 2014 in exchange for the release of five taliban prisoners in guantanamo bay. bergdahl describes that release in the interview as a brief point. >> as a dirty rotten traitor, he gets no jail time. >> reporter: they had disposed of a defense motion that president trump's comments denied bowe bergdahl to a fair
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trial. last week the president stood by his remarks. >> i think people have heard my kmejts in the past. >> reporter: soldiers searching for bergdahl were wounded by enemy fire. one was left paralyze and unable to speak. bergdahl may still be able to appeal sentencing based on president trump's past statement. >> the people who are to the point of saying, yeah, just shoot him, you can never convince those people to change their minds. >> reporter: he says the people who captured him treated him better than u.s. army. he said at least the taliban were honest enough to say i'm the guy who's going to cut your throat. here it could be the guy who i pass in the corridor that signs the paper that sends me away for life. >> all right. thank you. former fox host bill o'reilly plans to speak out today. the "times" says fox news parent
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company 20th century fox renewed o'reilly's multi-million-dollar contract despite knowing he had settled sexual harassment claims against him. he had also agreed to pay a fox news analyst $32 million. bianna golodryga is with us. good morning. >> this would be the total number of settlements. this is the large ef of half a dozen known settlements made by o'reilly or fox. his spokesperson says o'reilly is one of many men accused. he called "the new york times" report false and defamatory. "the new york times" reports bill o'reilly agreed to pay lis wiehl $32 million for repeated
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harassments and sending of gay pornography. one month later fox news parent company 21st century fast re-signed the host. over the year the company released a statement it was aware of the suit but was informed by o'reilly he had settled the terms personally and were confidential and not disclosed to the company. criticism came within fox news itself. >> it's a significant bad for fox. >> if fox news or any other company gets wind of a confidential settlement, albeit private, ill still has an obligation now to disclose. >> reporter: the "times" reports they have totaled about $45 million. o'reilly told the paper, i never mistreated anyone, adding that he resolved matters privately because he wanted to protect his children from the publicity. former fox news host gretchen
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carlson settled harassment claims against the late fox news chief roger ailes. she actuallied. nobody fayes $32 million for false allegations, nobody. >> she said in the affidavit she has no claims against fox news. they said o'reilly's contract included a clause announcing his dismissal if the company became aware of other relevant information and can use that clause to fire him. the question remain, why would they re-sign him for that amount of money after knowing about these settlements. >> thank you very much, bianna. nearly 40 women accuse writer toback with ibs
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accidents. many say toback approached them in a public area and made promises of stardom. meetings, they say, that would often turn sexual. toback's screenplay for the warren beatty play "bugsy." temperatures are forecast today to reach the triple digits in southern california. that is prompting new fire concerns, expensive heat, and regular flat fire warnings are in effect through tomorrow. chief weather castor lonnie quinn of our station wcbs shows us how warm it will get. good morning. >> off the charts. like you said, charlie, record-setting numbers. los angeles, 103 degrees. chula vista, 99. l.a., they would break a record of 95.
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tomorrow's forecast, 101 on tuesday. that would eclipse the old record by 10 degree. what's the cause of all this? >> the heat is kicking up and winds. high pressure is bringing in a northerly wind and as it goes through the mountain passes, it gets compressed, speeds up, and sinks, goes from the tops o the mountains to the valleys. for dodger stadium, let's talk about this. you're looking at the potential for the hottest world series game ever in the history of keeping track of the numbers. look at this. we're talking first pitch on tuesday, which would be 5:09 p.m. winds coming in from the right field, keeping the ball in the park a little bit more so. the temperature forecast to be 95. the record right now for the hottest first pitch temperature, 94. norah, let's go over to you. >> it will be hot indeed. thank you. a proindependence party is
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calling for mass civil disobedience. it's angry about spain's unprecedented decision the take over. hundreds of thousand os people poured into the street os barcelona over the weekend to protest. seth doane is in barcelona with how people are reacting to the spanish government's hard line. seth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this political crisis has escalated to the point that the spain government is saying in essence, okay, we'll take over now, as they seek to impose direct rule over catalonia. those favoring independence made it clear about what they thought of direct rule. >> dignity. we've got our dignity. >> i don't have that much knowledge, but i have enough knowledge to know this is wrong. >> reporter: around 450,000 people filled barcelona's
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streets saturday in protest. if spain's prime minister gets his way, the semiautonomous region will see the president lose his job and top ministriesnd government functions managed by caretakers from madrid, likely until new elections are called. they must be approved by spain's senate. that is expected later this week. the catalan president called the central government's latest move the worst attack on catalonian institutions and its people since the franco distatership. >> i don't think it's good for business and definitely not for people. >> reporter: this lawyer sees separatists here as breaking the law. he likens it to pushing an emergency button. >> it's like alabama or any other state declaring the u.s.
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constitution doesn't apply on their territory. >> reporter: the building behind me is the equivalent of the white house. it's where leaders are plotting their next move. meanwhile in another push, two of the richest provinces went to the polls over the weekend and they found more autonomy on the way their taxes are spent. that's the biggest issue here. >> thank you. thousands of documents about jfk's asass nanlts are about to be revealed. ahead,
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cbs news obtains documents how they're trying to raise money following a student's death. >> ahead, the new controversy over the frat house. >> you're watching "cbs this morning."
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chains are affected. tomorrow >> good morning, i'm rahel solomon, white house vest or and first daughter ivanka trump will be in our area, will take part in town hall meter in richboro. tyne has not been announced, will focus on how her father's proposed tax reform will benefit working class families we send it over to katie with a look at today's forecast, watching the fog earlier this morning. >> still an issue, you know, thankfully not so thick that you can't see your hands if front of your face. we had that issue saturday morning, but thankfully this looks as throw it will lift by the time the late morning is all said and done. the problem is, it is with us now. so many of you are out there, and on the roadways, so expect that you may be running into some of that fog, once the fog does in fact lift, how much, primarily just cloudy, so it is still mild.
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70s right through tomorrow, but tomorrow, even as early as late tonight, showers bin to move in. could be some heavily falling at times here, embedded thunderstorms through tomorrow , meisha? >> katie, thank you so much ment looking outside, looking pretty busy, do have disable vehicle pulled off to the far right 95 past betsy ross. fortunately, not as dark as it was earlier. that will help in you that area. overturned tractor-trailer still out there havertown, west chester pike eastbound closed between darby road and manila road. back to you. >> next update is at 7:55, up next on cbs this morning, the jfk assassination documents that could be released this week. i'm rahel solomon. good morning.
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a series of natural disasters united five former presidents. jimmy carter, george w. bush, george h.w. bush, bill clinton, and barack obama met. they raised money for hurricane victims. >> as heartbreaking as the tragedies that took place here in texas and in florida an puerto rico and u.s. virgin islands have been what we receive as the spirit of america at its best. when ordinary people step up and do extra ordinary things.
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>> and later lady gaga gave a surprise performance. president trump sent a message. here, george w. bush and barack obama shared a smile behind bill clinton. we don't know what was funny, but it reminds you a little bit of high school. >> it was mischievous. >> reporter: the one appeal raised $31 million since its launch in september. talk about unity. >> i got goosebumps. >> look at that. >> goosebumps and a little choked up to see all five of them standing there. it made me so proud. >> which is the way politics ought to be. >> that's right, charlie. we need more of that. >> nice to see all of them together. welcome back to "cbs this morning." here are three things you should know this morning. president trump is pushing house
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public health officials have not yet reported any illnesses. this week the files on john f. kennedy's assassination are due to be released. they include more than 3,000 documents never before seen by the public. president trump said subject to information he'll allow the files to be opened. chip reid is at the national archives in washington with what the secret files may reveal. chip, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. about 2,000 cubic feet of documents related to the kennedy assassination are stored here under lock and key at the national a kievsle a 1992 law says they have to be released within 25 years. that deadline is this thursday. now the question is whether releasing them will spawn an entirely new generation of conspiracy theories. >> the motorcade begins the ride -- >> reporter: kennedy's ride through dealey plaza marked as a
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national day -- on november 22nd, 1963 -- >> president kennedy died. >> with the nation watching, the 35th president was fatally shot. secret service agent clint hill seen here was in the that motorcade that day. >> his face was almost touching mrs. kennedy's face. he was shot in the forehead. it was like an eruption of material. transferred to a county jail oswalt was also fatally shot. >> lee harvey oswalt was the lone shooter. he acted alone. perhaps somewhere in the material will give an idea as to the motive. >> reporter: nearly 54 years later so much remains a mystery like what he knew. but it's unclear if the secret
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documents will reveal sump details. joe kennedy iii, great nephew wishes the white house would have handled it differently. during the 2016 campaign then candidate trump had his own ideas about jfk's assassination. he made this unfounded allegation, linking senator ted cruz's father to the shooting of the 35th president. >> his father was with lee harvey oswald prior to oswald being, you know, shot. the whole thing is ridiculous. nobody brings this up. >> reporter: citing his own white house sources he told roger stone that mike pompeo has lobbied the president to block the release of the files. a cia spokesperson says they continue to engage in the
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process of the appropriate next steps with the previously unreleased cia information. >> there's going to be conspiracy theories, no matter what, but everybody should remember, that's what they are. theories, not fact. >> reporter: the fbi is not kmengt and is deferring to the white house. the white house told us the president wants to release the documents in the interest of transparency, but he will not release some of the documents if the agencies provide a clear and compelling national security or law enforcement justification. that, of course, gives the agencies a huge amount of wiggle room. ga gayle? >> that's right, chip. it does. there are still many, many questions. >> putting historians back to work. >> yeah. people who studied it always come back to the same conclusion. alumni penn state fraternity appears to be raising money off
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their shuttered house. why one former frat member wants to keep the home tissue and how the family of timothy piazza is responding. that can't be good for this family. we invite you to subscribe to our podcasts. find them all of itunes and apple's ipodcasts. you're watching "cbs this morning." we thank you for that. we'll be right back. and then there are things we can't control, like snoring. (loud snoring) now the answer is right under your nose. introducing theravent anti-snore strips, clinically shown to reduce snoring with the power of your own breathing. nice try! there are always things that are hard to let go of. now snoring isn't one of them. theravent. the answer is right under your nose. you'dreamt about it, it, theravent. maybe you should just go ahead and do it. we're legalzoom, and we've helped over a million people just like you start their own businesses. legalzoom.
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there ee more controversy connected to the fraternity house death. they're using it for football on the weekend. 19-year-old timothy piazza died after drinking a large amount of alcohol nearly nine months ago while pledging. four fraternity members face charges. they shut down the chapter in march, but cbs news is learning more about the plans to raise money that could be used to pay legal bills. jericka duncan is outside the
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fraternity house with the piazza family's emotional response. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the piazza family says they feel they're dancing on their son's grave and call the move inseverancive. the move is too soon. despite renting out rooms, they feel the grieving process. they return to now defunct fraternity house, some dressed in nittany lion gear ahead of the game. information obtained by cbs news appears to show beta theta pi fraternity can rent rooms from $50 to $350 a night. >> offensive, disgusting. >> that was a crime scene, they shouldn't be there. that house should be shut down and repurposed.
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>> reporter: jim and evelyn's son timothy died last february after an alleged hazing ritual involving heavy drinking at the fraternity house. shortly after penn state removed the title. cbs obtained court documents that included letters and e-mails about piazza's death nchl a may 18th letter an attorney for the housing corporation disputed the claim piazza died as a result of a hazing ritual and went on to say, quote, in fact, there was no hazing ritual. that attorney did not respond to our request for comment. other communications revealed the housing board vowed the fight tr the chapter's existence and brothers were asked for funds to help with legal fee. in a recent statement the housing corporation said the money made on football weekend h not be used to defend the beta brothers' charge in the piazza
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case. one brother told cbs news while he feels terrible about the tragedy that occurred there said banning the house would be like erasing history. >> there's this weird dichotomy of who's able to use the house and why, but i think the house is saying this is our brotherhood, we can continue our memories here. >> i think it goes to show the arrogance of some of the alumni. >> reporter: he says it's difficult for his older brother mike. >> we have another son there. he has to hear about it. think about his feelings. >> reporter: now penn state overhauled its rules on greek life following piazza's death, but already this september at least one fraternity has been suspended and another is facing charges of suspension due to alcohol-related incidents. >> thank you for that.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." the "washington post" reports the air force has no plan to recall pilots to fix a shortage. least week president trump signed an order to recall a thousand pilots. it limits the recall to 25 pilots. "the new york times" reports people in texas and florida are still waiting for help from fema weeks after the hurricane made land fall. people who have called fema's help line have waited two to four hours. in florida, the wait is about a month. there are glitches and disputes. the agency says it's in the process of hiring hundreds. a man was arrested for trying to detonate a bomb at a shopping mall. authorities say vicente was acting alone when he tried to
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set off a bomb. there's no indication he was directed by isis. the "los angeles times" report os a landslide win for japanese prime minister shinzo abe. abe also promised to drop the slide in japan's population. and "usa today" reports justin timberlake will host the halftime show at the super bowl. he made a twitter alongside jimmy fallon along with great facial expressions. it will be timberlake's third. the first was with britney spears, the second with janet jackson, that included the infamous wardrobe malfunction and no doubt the third will be a charmer. >> he was at formula 1. he knocked it out of the park. >> he killed it. >> he's an entertainer.
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>> goods morning, i'm jim donovan, eagles play in timetable tonight bringing five and one record to national audience, quarterback carson wentz already in the mv p conversation, birds won four straight games, have the best records in the nfl eagles host washington tonight in south philly. now over to katie with a look at the forecast. >> fog has been a bit of a concern this morning, still issue, in fact finding it kinds of widespread, dreary gray start to the day it, is one of meisha's camera shots, overlooking i95 in delco, very gray start to the morning, certainly the case pretty much everywhere, separate view for you in the live neighborhood network to illustrate that. over the next couple every days we stay mild. tomorrow the wet day of the forecast, next front
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approaches by wednesday clearing out from the rain. but it is a lot cooler by then , too, meisha? >> look at the drop. and looking outside accident county line road, blocking the intersection, snail crawl through there, just take it east any that area. also another one here 422 eastbound at oaks pulled to the right and left shoulder, affected so little slow moving moving through the middle, jim , back to you. >> next update is at 8: 25, coming up this morning, gold star father who challenged trump on immigration. i'm jim donovan, good morni
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good morning. it is monday, october 23rd, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." gold star father khizr khan is right here in studio 57. his soldier son died in iraq. then he challenged donald trump on immigration. why khan believes the president is wrong again. plus, we'll take you to the arctic circle and show you how plastic trash puts the world at risk. they walked the streets to take back their streets. it can be summarized as
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follows. hurry up. house gop leaders still cling to hope they can pass a tax cut by thanksgiving. a military judge will decide how long bowe bergdahl will spend as a prisoner in the u.s. >> he faces charging for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. they're calling for mass civil disoh bean yans. >> this crisis has escalated to the point the spain government is in essence saying we'll take over now. former presidents george w. bush and barack obama sharing a laugh. it reminds you of high school. wide open. >> the best touchdown celebration. what is he going to do. he's going to put the ball down, count the ten. gave a hide and seek.
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hide and seek. cofind me. >> i've got to give this one major style points. >> i'm gail king. he thinks congressional republicans can pass tarm reform by the end of the year. house speaker paul ryan disagrees. >> he suggested lawmakers may need to stay for thanksgiving if it isn't done by then. nobody wants to miss turkey dinner. he urged them to adopt it this week. quote, we're on the verge of dog something very historic. he'll lobby them on a visit to capitol hill. army sergeant bowe bergdahl will appear in court this morning. he could be sentenced to life in press pen. he was held for five years by the taliban who captured him after he walk off his post in 2009. bergdahl says he left to report problems in his unit.
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he was freed when then president obama offered a prisoner exchange. two soldiers were wounded searching for berg dau. then candidate trump interfered calling bergdahl a traitor. khizr khan became an advocate for gold star families after his passionate speak during the 2016 democratic national election. he challenged donald trump on muslim immigration. now he's critical of president trump's phone call to the wife of a soldier killed in niger. this morning for the first time the widow confirmed president trump said he knew what he signed up for. president trump is denying that. khizr khan's son was killed but a suicide bomb in 2004.
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>> he saved the lives of his soldiers and earned bronze and purple heart. khan is telling the story in a new book "an american family." he shares his journey of growing up as the son of a pakistani farmer to studying at harvard law school. he writes about the struggles to raise a family in america. we welcome khizr khan to studio 57. welcome, sir. >> thank you it's a pleasure to have you here. >> thank you very much. >> when you saw all of this regarding the president's call, what did you think? >> i was disheartened, i was shocked. two words came to mind. i wish somebody would advise him dignity. most dignity for these families, for my four brave sons that were protecting the united states
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under to most difficult circumstances. privacy, dignity, restraint. he was not advised of those sentiments, of those words. >> and yet i thought i heard general kelly say in the briefing room, there's nothing you can say that will comfort a family in this loss. even general kelly's own experience saying sometimes you can hear it. do you think that the president wasn't advised not make these calls, that it might be better to write a letter? >> his advisers know his habits and his nature. they must have insisted. put those words on a piece of paper and placed it in front of him to read it. that was not done. >> but when you heard john kelly's context of what donald trump was trying to say, do you think that donald trump was deliberately trying to be insensitive? when john kelly put it in perspective, it seemed that donald trump's delivery fell short in what he was trying to
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say. did that matter to you? >> yes, it does. it's not the intention of who is saying, what is being said. this is from the president of the united states. most accurate words, most accurate sentences should be uttered depending how those are received, not those said and that was not done. >> should the president call or should he simply send a letter because you can't call everybody or they don't call everybody. >> that is a very personal decision that ought to be left to the lead ore thf country what he decides. that is his prerogative. but utmost respect, dignity, and privacy be granted to these most respectful families, the bravest families of this nation. >> you talk about your book "american family" that this was a very difficult book for you to write. it was a book you never intended. you describe yourself as an american patriot not because you were born in this country but
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because you were not born in this country. >> i apologize for taking one sentence. i wish to pay tribute through you three to the press of this country. the fourth pillar of democracy. the world looks up to the press of the united states for example. thank you for your service to this nation, your continued bravery under these very difficult times. now we can talk about the book. that was not the intention, but under these very difficult times, divisive times, children were reaching out to me knowing that i practice law, would we be thrown out. elementary schoolchildren, can we finish high school before we're thrown out? i would harden them. we tell all of that story in detail in the book how that letter came, that card came to
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us. >> mr. khan, you said you hadn't even intended to speak at the democratic convention. in fact, awe of your family and friends said don't do it, don't do it, don't get us involved. it was only because of a letter you got. what did that letter say? >> four middle schoolchildren i had spoken at different school gatherings, birthday parties, they wrote us a card. four names, middle school said, they said, mr. and mrs. khan, would you make sure that maria is not thrown out of this country? we love her. she's our friend. i read it twice and i tell that story in the book if in detail. i took it to my wife without saying a word. she said, we will go. we'll speak on behalf. >> this is your memoir. what is it you want us to understand about your journey
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and your family's journey from pakistan to harvard law school to living in charlottesville, virginia? >> it is the goodness of this country, the values that must be remembered under these most difficult times of our nation, divisive times. there is so much good in this country. have spoken to 162 communities in the last 16 months. each and every member had been hopeful, a firm believer in this country of its values. i remind in the book how we personally are a symbol of those countries. we are the beneficiaries of the values. >> your son believed in the goodness of this country. we have to say something about your son. it was his day off, mr. khan, when he was killed. you tell a very compelling story how a car drove in, he goes out with his arms up, universal sign
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of surrender, and within ten seconds he lost his life. you tell us what did he see in the ten steps. >> that speaks to the goodness of the country. with brought him 2 years old. he was raised here. he learned everything from here. that's what makes this country great. it teaches ordinary citizens to become patriots. when the time comes, they stand up for the sake of others, protect others, and he did that. he was a symbol of values. >> do you believe those values will keep? >> they certainly will. i have seen those values and a belief in those values of america through our nation. this is the strongest than ever before. the more difficult time we face, the more those values shine and make us a beacon of hope for the rest of the world. we tell the story of traveling, falling in love with the dignity and freedom of this nation.
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i clearly remember entering the courthouse to take the oath of citizenship. i had lived no rights, no liberties. but then i walked out as a citizen. i looked at the sky. without any dignities, i walked in. i came out with a piece of paper. to most people that's a piece of pape e. to me it meant so much that i became a person of equal dignity. and then sitting in the dmv, all of us, and knowing what a difficult experience that is -- i saw the rule of law in work. everybody was treated with equal dignity or indignity, whatever you wish to call it. >> everybody waited. >> everybody waited. even you came out with a good dmv story. that's hard to do. you raised a wonderful son. that ing you so much for joining
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us at the table. >> an important reminder not only do children serve but families serve too. thank you for your service. >> thank
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ahead, how the oakland a's surprised a 9-year-old who lost everything including his treasured baseball card collection in the deadly california wildfires. you're watching "cbs this morning." dates. you look amazing. and you look amazing...ly comfortable. when your v-neck looks more like a u-neck... that's when you know it's half-washed. add downy to keep your collars from stretching. unlike detergent alone, downy conditions to smooth... ...and strengthen fibers. so, don't half-wash it. downy and it's done.
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the average american throws away an estimated 25 pounds of elastic trash a year. it ends up in our oceans. one predicts there will be more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050 and there's already more. jonathan vigliotti traced trash to northern ireland. >> reporter: time is running out for an unusual patrol. soon snow and ice will blanket the la fighten islands in norway's arctic circle making this group's passage impop. this woman leads this mission.
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>> how many live here. >> none. zero. we're on our own. >> reporter: we may be on our own but everywhere we look there are unwanted signs of life. she and her team of volunteers are on plastic patrols, scouring the region for trash. >> the ocean cleanup began in 2012 when we found two birds traps in one piece of plastic like this. >> trapped and dead? >> trapped and dead on the beach. >> it unlocked a dirty secret. this polar paradise has become a garbage dump. >> reporter: this is a sam plipg of some of the things we've found so far. we found a coca-cola carrier. it says from venezuela. this looks like a motorcycle helmet that washed up here. some of this plastic has been if the water for so long, you can't make out what it is.
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>> reporter: in a six-year study they traced it back to this source. the gulfstream carries it all the way from the americas to the arctic where it meets a dead end. last year over 40 tons were collected. these things are so heavy you can't even lift it. scientists say melting ice has even allowed ice to travel to the northern most ecosystem. climate change has mate it easier for research vessels to gain access and research the problem. researchers estimate there are more than 300 billion pieces of plastic in arctic waters. most of them are so-called micro plastic, the size of a grape of rice, broken down fabrics of water bottles, straws, and
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q-tips. >> this is what happens. >> it's so fine it looks like powder. >> absolutely. >> reporter: she says animals easily confuse this yunk for food. she studies the impact this micro plastic has. >> so what happens if the animal eats it. it the plastic will get stuck in its gut. they think they've eaten food. they don't eat and it leads to reproduction problems. >> reporter: the results have been deadly. which is why she is patrolling the arctic, earth's last paradise, a new frontier for pollution. >> i do hope that all people in the world get their eyes opened and stop polluting the ocean. we have to stop now. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," the arctic circle,
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baseball teams from around the country are helping a young >> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news." >> this is an epic moment. >> epic. >> epic moment. >> look at this, this is breakfast of champions it is now approximately 9:15 a.m.! >> hard to believe but abdul apparently has never had a cheese steak before. celebrity stylist martino cartier took her to geno's yesterday morning and she tweeted she loved it. what's not to love? katie, watching fog little earlier today. what's looking like now? >> actually got little worse in some spots. before it can get better, we now this to really thin out. and we don't have a ton of sunshine peering through, down at the shore, you have a lot more of it than we do leer in
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the sit, for example. but just example, as well, of how the fog is just only hitting certain areas. not everybody's got the worse of t you're down to half mile or at least under an mile from wilmington back to lancaster, so just expect that you may run into this in your travels, it is all just building moisture in advance of a frontal boundery which on storm scan is still pretty far away. but the rain starts to move in with showers as late tonight, and tomorrow, bottom line shall meisha, grab the umbrella. >> all right, will do, thanks so much, katie. looking outside right now, pretty busy out there. take a look at the schuylkill westbound, pulled off to the shoulder, do have accident, you can see, how slow moving it is, as you travel on past that accident. another accident here, county line road still out there 202 blocking some of the intersection, slow moving around here, see all of the fog, careful of that, overturned tractor-trailer still out there west chester eastbound closed between county line route and man oath a and route one. still ahead: how the oakland a's are helping one young fan fuel the california wilds
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you saw some of my friends tonight, all ofl them more talented, more gifted than i am, but they all helped me, and i would just like to say we have to help each other or nothing will happen. >> that's former late show host david letterman being honored with the mark twain prize for american hue more at the kennedy center. steve martin paid tribute last night to the comedy legend's influence and roasted his retirement beard. he said he helped people recover after 9/11, telling people it
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was okay to laugh again. bill murray was welcome d. he was decked out for it. letterman was the picture of late night tv for 39 years. >> when you see hit it makes you miss him. >> there was an interesting piece about him and his view of doing this show, how he looked back and wondered why he did it. >> i think he missed it, but i think he's tired of the beard jokes. it ain't going anywhere. >> you mean he's going to keep the beard sth. >> yeah, i think so. >> at least till christmas. welcome back to "cbs this morning." right now it's time to show you this morning headlines from around the globe. "usa today" will award the medal of honor for a commando. 70-year-old sergeant garry rose will be recognized today in a white house ceremony. in 1970 rose was an army medic.
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troops came under fire over four days behind enemy lines. he saved dozens of lives despite a serious foot wound. "usa today" reports on works getting paid daily instead of weekly. they can get half their pay as soon as their work day ends. it downloads to a debit card. it expects to have a million people within two years. it could help those who live payday to payday. i want to know how much they charge. two climbers broke the speed for climbing the nose of el capitan. it took them two hours and 19 minutes to scale the nearly 90-degree 2,900 rock face. the twoen men reached the top at the same time. they were climbing together. do you think there was a little competition? >> no doubt. >> when you look at the things
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you don't want to do, that would be one of them. >> you're right. health advocates are gearing up for open enrollment for the affordable care act. they have launched a push as they work to undo the law. open enrollment runs november 1st through december 15th. the administration has cut the enrollment period in half. it's also cut $116 million from outreach and advertising. and our affiliate in houston, khou says three years ago, "sports illustrated" predicted the houston astros would win the 2017 world series. wow. the june 2014 cover story looked at how the then lowly astros were building a team that would become champions this year. the astros and the los angeles dodgers meet in the world series beginning tomorrow night and no disrespect to all the dodgers and dodgers fans, but a lot of people are pulling for houston considering what happened after hurricane harvey. that would be a nice little
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button to that story. thousands of families who egs scapes from the deadly kal wildfires are returning home to find nothing but rubble. one little boy in santa rosa has lost his house and cherished collection of cards and baseball memorabilia. adriana diaz was there when the 9-year-old's favorite team surprised him and made some of his biggest wishes come true. >> reporter: every day 9-year-old lorne sth pretends to play for the oakland a's while slugging at home plate, but his real home is gone. >> this was home right here. >> reporter: reduced to inches of ash after wildfires hit. his father tried to protect the house with the house. >> i ran around the house and i just watched everything burn. >> reporter: they lost every everything, including lauren's
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baseball cards and memorabilia. >> and they meant the world to you? >> yeah. the day after the fire he was so heartbroken. i lost this, i lost that. >> reporter: his aunt suggest he tell his favorite team what happened in a letter. >> to the oakland a's, i love watching your a's games and i want to be a play every. my brother and i have so much fun, but he's only 9 months oldham i'm 9 and i'm teaching him how to throw balls. i had everything from 2009 and it all burned up. so sad. >> reporter: the a's answered in person. >> i got your letter. >> reporter: they surprised him along with the team's catcher. are you excited? >> yeah. >> here's bruce maxwell. say hi. >> nice to meet you. >> they brought lauren memorabilia from the a's, other teams, and from fans who read the letter. >> you can take that back pack to school.
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what do you think of that? pretty cool? >> i need a bag since mine is go gone. >> reporter: for one day he was a sports star. but it didn't start there. >> you're going to get a season of tickets. do you want to throw out the first pitch next year? >> yeah. >> do you want to play? >> yeah. >> reporter: who better to practice with than bruce maxwell. this smile says it all. >> it was an honor to meet him up close. >> reporter: bruce said you threw well. >> i didn't throw hard because he said it's the most season and to take it easy. >> what did you think of the letter? >> i only reds part of it. it was too hart. >> reporter: lauren wanted to share that positive and his gifts with his friends. >> they lost their homes, too,
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and you've got to give away. my other friend lost his house entirely and he had some really valuable stuff and i just want to give away because i have too much and i don't have anywhere to put it. >> now he just has one more wish. >> reporter: i want the a's to make it to the world series again. it's been a long time. >> reporter: it's been almost 30 years. the a's may be underdogs but lauren says they've taught him how to step up to the plate no matter what life throws at you. for "cbs this morning" adriana diaz, santa rosa, california. >> all right. >> who said america's not a great country. >> not a. oakland a's just made his day. this author behind all-american boys. ahead, reynolds shares
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best-selling author jason reynolds said he never got straight iowas in school. he didn't read his first novel until he was 17 years oil. that shir changes.
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he said he writes stories on topics he thought didn't exist when he was growing up. his new book is called "long way down." it's published by a division of simon and schuster, which is a division of cbs. >> writing is like any other sort of sport. in order to get better at it, you've got to exercise the muscle. >> when jason reynolds was a student here at barnaby elementary school, he may not have guess head would become an award-winning author for young adults. >> if walls could talk, what would the teachers have said about you back then? >> two things. one, i was one of the most dig org nietzed kids they had every seen, and, two, i didn't work to my potential. >> her son's potential is not
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something she's ever questioned. >> as a little boy growing it up it was important for him to do anything. he held the power to do anything. >> you told him that? >> oh, yes. i thought that to him and every night when he said his prayer, that was the last statement that he made, i can do anything. he did. >> and the thing that stands out to me about you is you didn't read your first novel from cover to cover until you were 17. how is that possible? >> you know, first of all, it's true, i did not read my first novel cover to cover until i was 17. >> i don't know where to be mad or impressed by that? >> be upset. >> okay. >> i'll start with why that is the case. the truth is when i was younger, books were given to me. i want to be clear. there were books around me, in the home. but they had nothing to do with my life. >> so if you didn't get
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fulfillment from books, where did you get fulfillment from? >> rap music. rap music was and is for me everything. it's interesting because i recognize it's complicated. and it was complicated back then. i remember the protesting against the language of these artists and thee songs, but for me they were honest. so rap was the thing that drew me in, specifically queen latifa. >> queen roy tee fa? >> unity? >> she reminded me of my mother, my brother, my sisters, my aunties because she was a woman of stature. she was hard edge but she looked like she could give you the
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greatest hug in your life and bust you in the face at the same time. >> what did she teach you, jason? >> she taught me there was a direct connection with what she was doing with lyrics and what poets were doing with lyrics, what the only difference was generation. but the truth is queen le to las "first" and miaya angelou's poes were the same. >> reporter: he says a friend changed his life. >> christopher myers. his father changed thing. he said, what are you working on. i said nothing. i think it's over. he said, let me tell you
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something. my father's getting old. who's going to write about the kids like that, the kids still searching for themselves in books, searching for novels, for characters. who's going to search those stories. >> reporter: reynolds embraced the task, writing eight novels in only three years. his latest relief, "long way down." >> it's the story of a 15-year-old boy whose brother is killed and he gets on the elevator with a gun intent to take revenge on the person who killed his brother. >> what happens? >> the doors open and someone else gets on the elevator with him but it just so happens the people getting on the elevator with him are no longer alive. they're people he knows, but they're no longer murdered. i don't know you. don't know your last name, if
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you got brothers or sisters or mothers or fathers or cousins that be like brothers and sisters or aunties and uncles that be like mothers and fathers, but if the blood inside you is on the inside of someone else, you never want to see it on the outside of them. >> connecting with young people is a personal about responsibility for reynolds. today he has visited over 100 schools around the country. >> to write for kids, taking on a certain load, the other part of the load is they need to see you. if i'm writing these books and saying i love them and care for them, to me it's important that they see me, see what i look like, how i speak. we talk about rap music and dance and at the end of all that, they say, i like these books. i'm going to read these book sthoos what would 33-year-old jason reynolds say to the 17-year-old jason. >> that excellence is a habit.
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are you going to do it or not. and if you are not, stop talking about it. >> jason reynolds, stop talking. >> i was so impressed with him. i hadn't heard of him, to be honest with you. but you meet with him and his intelligence shines through. queen latifah used to work in a clothing store. queen latifa guys came into the store years ago and he didn't get enough courage to go to her and say hello. >> and so he framed those azra reminder. >> yeah. and to remember what his life used to be snow how did he come out so prolific? >> five books in three years? >> i think it was eight or sunshine i think "long way down" could be a mooev. he'll be here in our green room for a conversation. curious hikers rescue a dog.
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hikers in colorado helped save a lost dog from an old mining shachlt he was investigating when he heard strange sounds in the mines. he returned a week later and found cheyenne. the dog had been stuck in the shaft for about ten days. he team up with his girlfriend and a friend to save her. >> when i got down in the shaft i was trying to climb the last little part. she wanted to climb on top of me. she wanted me to get out of the way. she was very happy. >> the rescuers took her to the vet where she was given a clean bill of health and they returned her to her owners on facebook. >> i like the girlfriend.
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together, all the way. morning, everyone, i'm jim donovan. >> time annex act location of the visit have not been made public, the president says his tax reform plan will benefit the middle class, the president stumps for the tax code proposal just last week in harrisburg, now we turn to katie for a look at today's forecast. >> today's forecast isn't the prep just one we've ever seen, go out to the shore, still finding quite a bit of sunshine, but low-lying cloud cover, starting to thin out right now, at least i should say lift. we will be stuck in the clouds for good portion of the day, you can see y there is system starting to advance, soaking rain with this, kentucky, tennessee, for example, but the cold front will not only bring about a big pattern
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change, but also bring if quite a bit of rain specially for tomorrow. southeastern pa could see upward ends of maybe one, 2 inches, south jersey, delaware, more like rounds of showers, lesser totals for you over the span of this event maybe up to about an inch worth max of precipitation. meanwhile seven day forecast just clear out. by wednesday, skies are clearing overhead, despite the sunshine, much much cooler, but where we should be low to mid 60s through the rest of the week, meisha? >> katie, thank you, still very busy outside. for your morning commute, just headed out the door, certain places you should know b1, disable truck here, westbound, very, very slow moving, still around the area. specially where that was, now cleared, blocking that right lane, but you can see, how many vehicles are out there. so just heads up there. overturned tractor-trailer and havertown, been there all morning, still there, affecting the eastbound side. so west chester pike eastbound closed between darby and manoa road, use an alternate, manoa road or route one is your best bet. eastbound at 30 street, one lane open, 9:00 to 11:00.
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row closed 11:00 to 5:00. >> pack to you. >> that's "eyewitness news" for now. i'm jim donovan. make it a great day.
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he stood up to north jersey special interests nobody delivers more for south jersey than steve sweeney. to increase funding for our schools. he stopped christie's commuter tax, saving south jersey residents over 200 million dollars. and he led the charge to pass paid family leave. aarp applauded sweeney for freezing property taxes for seniors and cutting prices on prescription drugs. "i got to take my hat off to him. he's a man of his word." steve sweeney. because there's more work to do to get south jersey's fair share.
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