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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it's february 28th 20rks 18. welcome to "cbs this morning." survivors of the massacre at marjorriag marjory stoneman high school. we'll talk with a stunt who says a teacher saved her life. senior white house adviser jared kushner loses his top secret clearance. several officials tell cbs news worry about foreign officials trying to trick the president's son-in-law. they've been sending supplies to syria that can help make chemical weapons. seth doane is the only
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correspondent in damascus with the latest on the fighting there. we've all seen emotional videos of military returning to family and friends. our new series looking at the challenges they face as they return to the home front. we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i don't think any of us will be ready. we're all going to be grieving for the rest of our lives. an emotional return to school for florida's shooting survivors. >> it's understandable that everyone is nervous, but this is going to be the safest campus prts much pretty much in the united states. >> investigators say nikolas cruz tried to reload his gun during the rampage. he had 180 rounds left. >> jared kushner, his security was downgraded. >> it's a good first step but it also means he can no longer do his job. >> the fbi investigating a letter that left people sick at a military base in virginia.
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>> the nsa says the u.s. is not doing enough to keep russia from interfering with the 2018 elections. >> president putin has clearly come the conclusion there's little price to pay here. >> a stolen car ends in a dramatic car chase. >> whoa, whoa, whoa, oh. >> all that -- >> at the buzzer. how about that. >> -- and all that matters -- >> ceo is out after three years on the job. >> he's going to be getting a $10 million retirement package if he can jump up and catch it with his mouth. >> -- on "cbs this morning." johnny walker is getting a female counterpart. >> a new female in celebration of history month. >> truly what the suffrage fought for. sisters unite so one day in the future our daughters can get hammered on the smoky hot brown.
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smoky hot brown. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is on assignment for 60 minute, so alex wagner is with us. students from stoneman douglas high school are returning to class today. you can see students arriving for a half day of modified classes. two days after they fled from a gunman on campus. 17 students and staff members were killed on that valentine's day. the school district says there is now enhanced security at the school but they're not giving any specifics. >> the massacre led students from all over the u.s. to organize for stiffer gun control laws. adriana diaz is outside the parkland school in florida. good morning.
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>> reporter: good morning. both teachers and students are anxious about going back to school today. grief counselors will be in the classrooms of classmates who passed away. >> it's going to be a huge rush walking in. >> reporter: returning to school was all 15-year-old sophomore could think about as he ate dinner with his family last night. he said he's not afraid. >> tomorrow will be the beginning of change and we will be the people to do it. >> reporter: liam along with 3,000 other stoneman douglas students will face a half day of 24-minute classes. extra security and counselors will be on hand. >> reporter: this teacher has taught at stoneman firefightdouglas for 26 years. >> we're not sure what we're coming up against. some stunts were directly
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involved. we're all human, all in this together, and we're going to go through the process of healing together. >> reporter: building 12, the crime scene, is blocked off by a fence covered with posters of support. no one will be allowed inside. the school board wants it torn down and a memorial built in its place. >> i'm just hoping it's going to be a normal day, but i think there's going to be a somber mud. >> reporter: she lost her close friend carmen schentrup in the valentine's day massacre. >> she's still not here. i'm still trying to fight the fact that this did not happen. it's absolute disbelief. >> what's your school mascot? >> the eagles. >> you can't say that without smiling. >> it's a good mascot. maybe phoenix would have been better, out of the ashes we rise. at this point i've never been prouder to be an eagle.
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>> reporter: today is her 17th birthday. she told us she's thankful there's no lunch period so she doesn't have to sit without her friend carmen. the school returns to a full day of class next week. >> thank you. earlier we spoke with stoneman douglas high school kelsey friend. she said her life was saved by her geography teacher. we think of you today. you and your classmates have to get used to a new normal. are you ready go back to school today? how are you feeling? >> i am ready go back to school but i'm feeling a little scared and a little nervous. right now i'm nervous because i hear cops behind me and it's reminding me of that day. >> is there something you will do to mark what's a difficult return? >> um, today they're not
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teaching. i think we're all going to talk about what had happened that day annals that's all that i really know. i don't know what my schedule is or what my classes are because i had three classes in the freshman building and i don't know where any of them are right now. >> you say you're alive today because of the heroism because of your geoff teacher scott beigel and you promised to call his mom every day. why has that been important for you to do? >> it's been important to me because i just want to have his spirit alive. calling his mom and doing what he did when he was alive does that, then i am going to do it as well to keep him with me for the rest of my life. >> kelsey, during this period, what has been the most helpful thing for you to get through this unimaginably hard time? >> well, the one thing that got me through the hard time was just being with my family, especially with my mom.
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she always comforted me when i was crying, which i did cry a lot because i did lose a friend as well. >> how are you processing all of this? you know, it's been a very short time since this incident happened. i mean you all went to a normal day at school to now being a national news story and i'm wondering how you're processing all of it and what you're thinking now that days have passed. >> what i really think about happen and having it all over the news is i just wish it was a dream, one bad dream i wish i could pick up from. now that i know i'm going back to school, i realize it's not a dream, it actually happened, which is hitting me harder than when it happened. >> kelsey, a lot of your classmates have talked about safety and gun control. have you been interested in that part of the conversation, or is that not something you're interested in? >> it's something i'm very
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interested in because gun violence in every part of our nation is bad, so having my friends from my school speak out about it is pushing me through what had happened and it's very interesting because we actually now have a voice. >> some of your classmates decided not go back to stoneman at all. did you ever consider transferring to another school and not going back to your school? >> oh, no. i want to stay at stoneman douglas high school. i don't imagine myself in any other high school. >> all right. kelsey friend, we thank you for joining us. we'll all be thinking of you and your classmates today. >> i can't imagine what it's going to be like for them today. regardless of how you feel about gun control, everyone is marveling about the strength, the poise, the resilience. >> i don't know that i could go back and walk those hallways after what they've been through.
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their fortitude in this moment is incredible. >> especially because of the security, the cameras all remind them of that horrible day and yet at the end, she said i can't see myself anywhere else, which is probably the first act of ownership of taking recontrol of the school. >> i saw a student in an interview, who said i just want to be back with my friends. we all want to get back there. >> we wish them luck. >> we really do today. >> that's right. sources tell cbs news the accused gunman left 180 rounds of ammunition inside the school along with his rifle. officials also say they found swastikas on the magazines for his bug its. manuel bojorquez is in parkland hearing from one of the people who was the last to see the gunman, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the uber driver who dropped off nikolas cruz at the high school is speaking out for the first time. she said she did not notice anything strange about him during the 13-minute trip and is
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now worried about the types of weapons her passengers could be carrying. this is the type of vehicle cruz rode in. the uber driver who picked him up has asked that we not share her identity. >> i saw him with backpack and i think it was a guitar case. and he told me, i'm going my music class. >> reporter: about two minutes after arriving, police say the suspect entered billing 12 and began shooting. less than 11 minutes later the suspected gunman was on the building's third floor when he fired 16 rounds at a stair well window trying to hit people below but sources say the bullets failed to pierce through the glass. his weapon jammed while reloading. he dropped his weapon and ammunition before leaving.
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florida governor rick scott is vowing to pass a new bill before the legislation ends friday. his $500 million statewide plan including increasing law enforcement and mental health counselors at school. in tallahassee they urged them. max schachter's 14-year-old son was killed in the parkland school shooting. >> and if we would have had these meshers in place i would not have to have buried my son next to his mother a week and a half ago. >> reporter: the governor is expected to announce more details at a news conference later this morning. the uber driver was contacted by broward county deputies and has been cleared of the investigation. alex? >> manuel, thanks. president trump's son-in-law and senior adviser jared kushner no longer has access to top-secret material. white house chief of staff john kelly reduced the security clearance of kushner and other
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officials whose backgrounds are still under investigation. kelly tightened the rules for classified information as part of a wider reform of white house security clearance procedures. major garrett is at the white house. major, good morning. >> good morning. kushner maintains an interim security status but going forward will be cut off from some highly classified information. it's because his background check is still being conducted primarily because kushner keeps updating the information that needs to be checked. now, kelly's new approach to security clearance has affected three dozen white house personnel who has seen their status downgraded. >> he's a valued member of the team and he will continue to do the important work that he's been doing since he started in the administration. >> white house press secretary sarah sanders says jared kushner's inability to receive full clearance would not diminish his stature. >> the way i try to define --
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>> his clearance level was downgraded from top secret to secret. that means he cannot read top secret but others with that clearance can summarize for him. kushner will be advised to national security adviser meetings and top-secret policy deliberations. >> jared kushner is right in the middle of that and is an extraordinary dealmaker. >> reporter: kushner can still tackle middle east peace and trade talks. kellyanne conway says the president will still rely on kushner. >> he will continue to work on matters affecting middle east peace, for example, and other pieces of his portfolio. but someone told cbs news % his control will have to shrink. there are concerns he was
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manipulated and tricked by foreign officials. some preferred to deal with him directly. but directors say he has more than held his own. sources tell us part of this comes down to tension between kelly and kushner and to a lesser extent his wife ivanka trump. these clashes are not nearly as disruptive as during the days when steve bannon was here. but sources tell us this messy issue of security clearance has given kelly an opening to reassert his control, gayle, and apparently he's taking it. >> thank you, garrett. white house's hope hicks has answered questions during a deliberation during a long awaited appearance on capitol hill. the house intelligence committee interviewed hicks for nine hours yesterday over russia's meddling. she has told the committee white lies during her time with president trump. she insisted she had not lied
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about matters material to the investigations. hicks discussed her role in the campaign and during the presidential transition but said she had been advised not to talk about her work in the white house. the head of the national security agency says he's waiting for president trump to give him more authority to respond to russian cyber attacks. admiral mike rogers told the senate committee he thinks a more aggressive response is needed. >> we're taking steps, but we're probably not doing enough. >> i want to know why the hell not? what's it going take? >> i'm an operational commander, ma'am. you're asking me a question that cease much bigger than me. >> they're looking at, quote, a number of didn't ways to pressure russia. u.n. experts reportedly say north korea has been sending supplies to syria that could help make chemical weapons.
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this suggests that they have shipped weapons to syria. they accuse them of using chemical weapons. that includes the besieged da maus was suburb of southern ghouta. seth doane is the only correspondent there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the government tries to retake eastern ghouta, a large 40-mile square area that's roughly two times the size of manhattan. it has densely populated areas, orchards and a web of competing militant groups that have dug in. the bombardment of eastern ghouta continues, and while militants there may be surrounded, they're hardly surrendering. they regularly lob mortars into the areas of government. just standing in the neighborhoods you see pictures of people who have died in the fight. people come up with things like
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mortar and shrapnel and they brought over this little girl. they said, meet her, her father was killed in the fighting. signs of war are everywhere but they're dwarfed by the widespread destruction in eastern ghouta under assad's forces. they're not civilians. they're terrorist groups. he said, do you think the government can hurt them by sending rice, sugar, and flour. so far the plan to allow for a five-hour-a-day break has not worked. the hospital has told us they've seen many injuries like the one this man sustained in the mortar attack that killed his 4-year-old son. >> it's very, very difficult to see any person who suffer from injury or anything like that. >> either side.
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>> either side. >> reporter: one agency told us this morning the humanitarian pauses simply won't work because they're not long enough for aide convoys to unload the massive amount of supplies needed in eastern ghouta. gayle? >> seth doane reporting from damascus, thank you. some teachers say low pay is now forcing them to take a second job or leave the profession awl together. later we hear from
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good morning, i'm rahel solomon a man is dead and woman hospitalized after a, burlington county this happened overnight in a home in the 200 block of roosevelt avenue and edge water park. man shot woman inside the home and then killed himself. woman is at cooper university hospital, the police will give us an update later today. let's send it over to katie for a check of the forecast, nice today but then changes are coming. >> we have a coastal storm system working its way in the delaware valley come thursday p.m. and right flaw friday. march certainly coming in like a soggy lion with this coastal storm system new england getting hammered too here locally currently we have got more cloud building but very pleasant start to the morning. little chilly. would i still walk outside with a coat but we will
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rebound to 59 degrees but more included by comparison to yesterday, still a nice day. tomorrow p.m. hours afternoon and beyond we will see rain move in and wind starts to whip especially flaw friday, meisha good to know, katie, thank you. we have a couple accidents on the pennsylvania turnpike. take a look pennsylvania turnpike westbound we have an overturn truck near norristown , the left lane blocked there westbound near fort washington that left lane compromised there. take a look 4 miles per hour very slow, car fire in upper gwynedd township quick peak and i will tweet this out as well sumanytown pike, to broad street, back over to you. next update 7:55. in the meantime i'm rahel solomon good morning.
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wade against simmons. >> dwyane wade with the game-winner. he had a stoneman douglas student's name. wade dedicated the rest of the heat season to oliver. after the game wade thanked him on instagram for being one of his angels. >> i heard a lot of cool things about that joaquin oliver. that's nice. >> keeping his memory alive. >> that's right. angels are everywhere. welcome back to "cbs this
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morning." "the new york times" reports dick's sporting goods will meetly stoll accepting assault rifles in all of its stores. it will also stop selling high-capacity magazines and will no longer allow people under 21 years old to buy guns. the ceo said this is in direct response to the deadly shooting in florida. puerto rico's governor says the u.s. treasury department cut a $4.7 billion loan for disaster relief to just $2 billion. the governor said officials did not give him an explanation. congress approved the loan last year to help the island recover from hurricane maria. the treasury department said they'll be able to access the loan quickly if its cash balance drops below $800. and president trump released a deal. he negotiated a $3.9 billion contract for boeing for the two new 747s. the white house says the agreement saved taxpayers more
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than $1.4 billion, but in december to 15 mr. trump threatened to cancel the order because he said costs were, quote, out of control at about the same amount, more than $4 billion. ryan seacrest is pushing back against details allegations of sexual contact and accusing her of extortion. suzie hardy said she was subjected to years of unwanted aggression. >> seacrest, i refused. i have no choice but to again deny the claims against me. yesterday hardy told "variety" quote, i refuse to let him victimize me for telling the truth. seacrest is scheduled to host e! 's show on sunday.
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steve wynn resigned earlier this month. he allegedly assaulted one woman and coerced another woman to perform sexual acts in the 1970s. one of those women claims wynn raped her and she gave birth to his baby. jericka duncan is here with the newly revealed allegations. good morning. >> good morning. wynn resigned after a story in "the wall street journal" last month claimed he has a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct. soon after two police reports were also filed with accusations against wynn. >> this is my new hotel. >> reporter: steve wynn spent more than five decades building his business empire. his influence fell from the las vegas strip to washington. but according to allegations and two newly filed police reports he was also engaging in sexual
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misconduct. one woman said in the earl '70s, wynn raped her more than once in her chicago apartment. she claims she ended up pregnant. the second claim comes from a former dealer at the vegas casino hotel, the golden nugget. the woman told las vegas police several times during her employment she and wynn had sexual relations. she said the sex was con sense annual but felt forced to perform the acts. she eventually turned wynn down in 1976 and shortly thereafter was forced to resign from her job for steal 40g. >> there was a theme of pressure to have sex with him. >> reporter: attorney lisa bloom represents one of wynn's other alleged victims and says she has spoken to more. >> this is really disgusting offensive behavior. we're talking about sexual misconduct, and i think these
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claims have to be taken very, very seriously. >> the statute of limitations has passed. we reached out to wynn's attorney but have not heard back. wynn has previously denied sexual misconduct allegations against him and attributed the smear campaigns were led by his ex-wife who as you know is seeking a settlement and divorce proceeding according to wynn. so he thinks this is her doing, but even lisa bloom said when it comes to these clients and the people she has spoken to, it has nothing do with her. >> and those who know elaine wynn says she certainly has nothing to do with this and this is just another attempt on his part to discredit her. >> a lot of independent stories coming out as well. thank, jericka. a federal investigation is under way after 11 people at a virginia military base fell ill when someone opened a suspicious letter. the letter contained an unknown substance was sent to a marine
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corps office in arlington. nine reported symptoms ranging from nose bleeds to burning eyes. three were treat and released from the hospital. bi scientists are testing the substance. immigration and customs enforcement agents are conducting a wide sprid immigration crackdown in southern california. cell phone video captured the more than 150 arrests on surrender. i.c.e. said it's looking for 800 more undocumented immigrants. libby schaff is accused of warning immigrants after she learned about the operation. many teachers are struggling with low pay. ahead we'll take you to arizona. we'll learn how some teachers are taking second jobs and moving back in with their parents. and we invite you to subscribe to our "cbs this morning" podcast. you'll get news of the day, extended interviews, and podcast
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west virginia public school teachers will return to work tomorrow after their statewide walkout. their 5% raise end as four-day strike over low pay and rising insurance costs. they're not alone in their fight for higher salaries. in arizona, earn eaings of elementary school teachers are the lowest averaging around $42,000. that's about $13,000 less than the national average. jamie yuccas met kindergarten teachers in phoenix who are making changing outside the classroom. >> i would eat them with a boat -- >> reporter: the thrill of seeing a child learn has kept them in the classroom for more than a decade. both women say they were drawn to the creativity of the job.
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>> it's nice to be around all that energy. >> i'm excited about learning and i think when kids are excited, they do better. >> reporter: both have found the profession challenging financially as have others nationwide. across the country, inflation-adjusted teacher pay is declining, down more than $1,500 between 1996 and 2015. during that same period, incoming for all other other college graduates rose by almost $6,500. munoz is a single mother of two who recently moved back in with her parents. >> i wanted my children to have a home and i didn't see it happening any time soon, so i moved back with family, saving up, and once i can get my home, that's my plan. >> reporter: mayer took a second job at crate & barrel.
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>> do you think about doing something else? >> all the time. >> reporter: she's not alone. others left within a three-year period. experts say it's a nationwide problem. >> the most recent data on a national level shows 8% of teachers are leaving each year. >> reporter: losing so many teachers is also costing taxpayers. recruitment, hiring, and training reportedly adds up to $2 billion a year. high turnover can also have a big impact on kids. >> it actually reduces student achievements for all the kids in the school, not just the ones whose teachers have been replaced. >> reporter: in west virginia it took a promised raise from the governor to end the four-day strike. but in arizona, the state superintendent is hoping to in crease the sales tax to give teachers there a raise. >> we have to make sure that they're paid in accordance with how important their job is. >> do you feel valued?
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>> do i feel valued. i feel valued by parents. i feel valued by people that i work with. >> reporter: and they truly value the work they do and want nothing more than to keep doing it. for "cbs this morning," jamie yuccas, phoenix. >> they are valued. >> they are valued. but it's interesting, alex, she had to hesitate before she answered it. it's one of those stories where you go, it doesn't make any sense that they don't get paid more for the difference they make. >> enthusiasm is infectious. how can you pass that on to kids if you're not enthusiastic because you're trying to keep up with your bills. >> all studies show early childhood education is critical to success in life. we value you teachers. >> everybody can name a teacher who changed their lives. >> absolutely. up next, reported headlines
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it's wednesday, february 28th, 2018. welcome back to "cbs this morning." school is in session at stoneman douglas high school after the recent massacre there. ahead we'll hear from one of the students shot in the attack and what it's like to go back. plus in our new series "coming home" three military officers talk about what it's like to transition from military life to home life. but first your "eye opener" at 8:00. >> students are returning to stoneman douglas class after fleeing from a gunman. >> they'll provide support for the survivors. >> i wish it was a dream, one bad dream i could wake up from.
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now i realize it actually happened. >> i don't know that i could go back and walk those hallways after they've been through. their fortitude in this moment is incredible. >> the uber driver who dropped off nikolas cruz is now worried about the types of weapons her passengers could be carrying. >> air strikes and artillery shelling ratcheted up overnight and they try to retake eastern ghouta. kushner has received interim status but will be cut off from some classified information because an investigation is still being conducted. michelle obama announced her memoir "becoming" will be released in november. her life will cover exciting times like getting $65 million to write her memoir. i imagine it was quite an exciting day. >> i'm sure it was an exciting day, but it was for both of
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them. >> yes, a clarification, please. thank you, gayle. >> it's a very nice deal for the obamas. i'm gayle king with alex wagner and john dickerson. norah o'donnell is on assignment with "60 minutes." we begin with students returning to class for the first time after the massacre on valentine's day. >> samantha grady, a junior who was shot in the chest during the attack told us it's hard go back but it's also important. >> i'm just going to be thinking like, okay, sam, calm down, it's going to be okay. i'm going to be reassuring myself. there is no barrier strong enough to hold us. we can do this. we can overcome that fear. we can overcome all of the emotion that we feel. >> reporter: another student told us students want the school to be remembered as place where students took a stand and changed something.
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president trump will meet with democrats and republicans today to discuss gun control legislation. he supposed raising the age limit to buy firearms. school policy could be unveiled this week. senator joe manchin will attend the white house meeting. five years ago he co-sponsored a bill with senator pat toomey to expand background checks and strengthen the national background database. he spoke with us at the time. >> this is a great step. we close down the loopholes on gun shows, we stop so-called internet sales on guns. we've gotten ahold of it and done it right. >> the senate reject thad measure twice. senator joe manchin is with us from capitol hill. senator, good morning. >> good morning, john. >> in these debates about guns in america what happens with gun rights supporters say none of the measures put forward would
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actually have done nothing to stop the attack. in everything discussed is there smeg you see as a response and is something that would have stop order pry haven'ted what happened? >> john, i think the mindset changed right now. we're seeing a movement we've never seen before. we're seeing it from children. when we went to school, the thing we feared the most, were we ready for our math or english test and how well would we do on it. now they're worried about their own safety. i have grandchildren in the school system in west virginia. i'm concerned. the kids have spoken up. corporate america has woke up and people are speaking out. they want common sense. they want things that make common sense. for those people, the manchin-toomey bill did not threaten 2nd amendment rights but protected them. it also says if you don't know a person, don't you think we should have a background check if we go to a gun show or on the internet where al qaeda and the terrorists said, hey, if you
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want to do harm, get arms, go into the gun show. this what we're talking about is changing the loopholes in commercial sales wherefore they may happen. >> but, senator, background checks weren't at issue in this case, were they, when you talk about the incredible uprising and voices on this issue. what they want is some action on these ar-15s. and do you think anything is going to happen in that category? >> john, here's the thing. the republicans control the house, they control the senate, and they control the white house. and the political reality that we're living in today is if president trump does not get behind something, they won't have -- they won't have the cover they think or they feel comfortable with as far as voting. so we're going to go to the white house today. i'm going lay out the legislation. pat toomey will be here, john cornyn. the fix nics bill, we're for that as far as making sure the database has been updated, making sure that we're doing
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everything we can to identify a threat. so many signals were missed there. that can't happen. so there's a lot of things we can build off of. but, you know, bump stocks is a no-brainer. the president's talked about that. there's so many things that can't be done. it just makes sense. to not do anything makes no sense. >> you say so many things make sense but they don't go forward. let's talk about people being woke as you said a few minutes ago. the teenagers are waking up. it does food different. dick's sporting goods said they won't sell assault rifles at their stores and won't sell guns to people under 21. what do you think about that as a member of the nra? >> here's the thing, gayle. that's the market rye responding. they have to sri re respond. there's an old saying, follow the money. if this is the direction they have to go to keep their base, i buy it. i'm going to continue to shop at dick's sporting goods and continue to buy there.
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i've always done that. they took a position there and that's a position they can take and sustain. when you see the airlines and all this going on with them disassociating themselves, they say the nra when i was growing up taught you about safety, being responsible. this is what we're asking for again. we're asking the leadership, come on, come back to the reality. there's an old saying dance with who brung you. we learned how to do things responsibly. let's go back to that and protect. >> do you think assault rifles should be banned? >> i don't own an ar-15 and don't have a need. i have friends who own them and have never done anything nor do they intend to do anything harmful. that's a tough one there. there's not the votes to do away with it, gayle. that's the political reality we're dealing with. >> senator manchin, we know you have a re-election bid coming up. we'll keep our eyes on 2018. thanks for your time.
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>> you know what? the election, do your thing. do the right thing. the best politics is do the right thing. it will work out. >> thanks, senator manchin. good luck at your meeting today. >> yes. ahead, an emotional reunion for marines returning home after a nine-month deployment in afghanistan. >> i saw them as the bus pulled up. they were standing there. they made a sign and stuff like that. when you're small, nine months is like a quarter of their life. >> what was the hardest thing for you? >> we visit three members of the unit and follow their journey
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we've all seen emotional videos of men and women in our military coming home to their families. what question don't swe don't s challenges they face when they come back to normal life. in our new series "coming home"
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we follow somembers after they return home. of the 2.7 million men and women who served in iraq and afghanistan, more than half were deployed at least twice. jan crawford spoke with three marines who recently returned home. jan, good morning. >> good morning. you know, less than 10% of americans have served in the military, and this conflict may have faded from a lot of people's memories, so we talked with three marines about their experiences and what it's like when they come back home. the images never get old, the joy, love, and relief of coming home. for the marines of task force southwest, the sacrifices to get to this moment started almost a year ago when they arrived at hellmann province.
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tamara watkins, ethan krunnow, and paul rivera returned home. they were a texas transplant with more than 20 years' experience, a wisconsin man and a logistics officer who joined rotc during college in florida, part of the 8% that's female. all three felt a similar call to serve. >> i always wanted to join the military. >> i joined the reserves after high school. >> it started with a childhood dream. >> they regained the upper hand. >> they say, why did you join? >> they need our help and we had the capacity to do it. >> reporter: after nine months it was time to go home, a day's long journey to camp lejeune
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where anxious families were waiting. our cameras followed the meticulous process of their four-hour re-entry overseen by watkins. then an hour-long bus ride full of anticipation. >> i have nine-month-old photos of them. >> the first deployment that i actually remember. challenging sometimes. >> we had our breakdown every once in a while, but we handled it. >> reporter: and finally the moment. >> i can see them. >> i saw them as the bus pulled up. they were standing there. may made a sign. my son couldn't get over the sould of my voice. he said, why does your voice sound like. that's what it always sound like. >> we only heard you. >> only on the phone. >> yeah. >> when you're small, nine months is a quarter of his life. >> what is the hardest thing that you missed? >> the hugs.
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i didn't remember. >> that feeling. >> that feelinging you can actually touch them now. >> are you guys ready to watch "star wars" 2? >> yeah. >> before they settle in they must brief their superiors in washington. >> here's what we did and what we saw. >> reporter: we sat down with them inside the pentagon while their mission was still fresh. >> you have to look at the big picture as a whole. what we do on a small level affects things much larger. >> reporter: their service means they've missed milestones of their life. in 2010 krunnow was stationed overseas when his wife gave birth to their baby girl. >> she was seven months' pregnant when i left. that was rough. you have to do this on your own. >> your feet hit american soil and there's a baby. >> it was a little difficult because i'm a stranger. >> how do you re-enter?
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>> the biggest thing is mom runs the show for nine months and i'm there. i'll pop my head around the corner and they see me and they're like, ooh, dad's there now. >> reporter: even without children, a return to regular life san adjustment. >> i think i spent two hours the first time i went in the grocery store. i walked as slow as possible. i looked at every item. gym, work, eat, sleep. that was like the four things for nine months. so when you come back, you have all these thing use can do. >> reporter: as active duty marines all three can be deployed again. >> nobody is excited to leave their family but if there's a job to be done, you hope you're the one called up for it. >> that's the attitude. if there's a job, you're ready to do it. >> absolutely. >> the next time the job is called, the promise of coming home sustains them. >> you step assigned watch
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everyone else receive their family in that moment. it's genuinely one of the happiest times. >> now after a short break the journey will continue for these three marines. captain watkins plans to move to california where the marines will help her debts a degree and major krunnow will go back to flying and major rivera will get his orders and they'll have to pack up and relocate. we'll check back in to see what the next few months look like for all three of these marines. >> you have to come up with a whole new architecture. when the father said i'm a stranger. and his kid didn't recognize his voice because he heard him on skype. >> and two hours in the grocery store. all the choices before you. jan, this is a great story. if this story touched you like it touched all of us here, please let us know on twitter yochl u can find u
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us @cbsthismorning. use the #ctm to shell your own story or tell us about someone you love coming home. we'll be right back.
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britain's young royals are making their first official joint appearance together this morninglet that's prince harry and his fiancee meghan markle along with prince william and his wife kate. they're speaking at a charity event today. it's a highly an it is painted joint engagement, all four toechlkt red s together. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this snow event didn't stop them from leaving their cottage grounds to join prince william and kate across town. they're high lighting the work set up by two princes in 2011 to support their charities of
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choice. after meghan marries harry in may, they'll join the royal highnesses. what happens when the royal trio becomes a royal quartet, meghan will bring gender inequality to the table. >> women have a voice. they need to feel um powered to use it and people need to be encouraged to listen. >> reporter: they talk about 14 charities including mental health and wildlife conservation. before that, she has a couple of things to do. >> i have a couple of months. >> wedding first. >> reporter: of course, everyone here is looking forward to may 19th when the four will offici l officially become a family. alex, hopefully the weather will be a little better then. >> may 19th. thanks, roxana.
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ahea good morning, i'm rahel solomon and man is shot to death in front of his girlfriend in the wynfield section and police are hunting for his killer. it happened after 8:30 on the five to hundred block of hes ton street. officers found a man shot in the chest and torso. they rush the victim to the hospital where he died. police say couple was ambushed parking their car. both of the men took off. police are trying to figure out a motive. >> lets send it dover katie for a check of the forecast. it should be a nice day. >> very pleasant. we do still solve sunshine break go through, little bit of cloud cover but when lou at storm scan you can tell more cloud cover off to the south and west working its way up chesapeake and this is something we will encounter increasingly throughout the course of the day. sign of a new system to come that arrives tomorrow
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afternoon. so you have got a nice long window of dry weather opportunity here but there will be very gusty wind was this storm once it gets here. heavy rain and especially at the shore some pretty significant impact with coastal flooding and beach erosion as this son side with the full moon too we will end up way couple high tide cycles that are robust and know on the back side but those would be modest totals. by week end storm thankfully is departing, meisha. >> katie, thank you. we are looking outside to some pretty heavy volume in certain areas, 422 headlights eastbound before trooper, still bumper to bumper conditions there take a look, volume here, plus sun glare, schuylkill at girard avenue taillights moving in the eastbound direction, this is, primarily where we are seeing bulk of the westbound side around girard which is looking good. we will have those sign inspections out there look at the schuylkill, 6 miles per hour, so very, very slow, rahel, back over to you. >> meisha, thank you. our next update 8:55. ahead two u.s. athletes who
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." we're going to stop in the green room because only two people in this entire build having won gold medals. there they are. kikkan randall and jessie diggins. hello, you two. they're going to join us in just a moment. key can, jessie, hey, over here, guys, over here. >> they're busy. they're busy. >> they've got stuff to do. >> they're still celebrating. they're going to join us at the table. let's get to world cup to the usa. we're going to show you some of this morning's headlines. the payment service venmo
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reached a deal with the ftc. as part of the proposed deal venmo is required to make specific disclosure about its privacy practices and it will be subject to service comply antsy actions. amazon acquired ring which makes wi-fi-connected video doorbell. the $1 billion deal gives them a foothold in the security business. ring's ceo pitched his smart doorbell idea on the reality show "shark tank" last year. >> it's really not an internet device. it's consumer device. >> i don't think it's for me. >> the show's judges turned it down. >> he said, i'm going to make it a success and he did. dolly parton just donated her 100th million book.
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the country music legend is the founder of a nonprofit organization that donates books to children from birth to kindergarten. yesterday she said the only book she had growing up was the bible. the 72-year-old joked she never thought she'd be called the book lady. she says that goes to show you, you can't judge a book by its cover. >> right on, dolly. >> reporter: the "detroit free press" says blue eyes at the straits of mackinaw is attracting fundraisers. blue ice is piling up along the waterway. when the lake ice is clear with no bubbles in it. it allows light to penetrate and reflect the water below. that's what makes the ice look blue. it's ridge and historic. this morning in recognition of black history month we hear from leading voices about the impact of stories as well as their
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personal experiences that inspired them. they include civil rights icon and congressman john lewis. writer and director de-reese, actor jesse williams, writer jacquelyn woodson, writer jason reynolds, and actress and dancer debbie allen. >> i think the first time i realized i was black and that it meant something was hearing james brown say, "say it loud, i'm black and i'm proud." i thought, wow, we can say this. i am proud. it was a moment of realizing that black was beautiful, and having come from the south and coming from a jim crow south into that moment, it was everything. >> i saw the signs that said white men, white women, colored
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men, colored women. ♪ my skin is black >> i knew i was black. hayed to tell the story. we have to tell the story so we can be inspired. >> there were all these barriers and, you know, glass ceilings and wooden and iron doors to get through. you can't get caught up in the madness of hate and anger. you won't get there. the create irv spirit has to live in place of joy and light. not darkness. >> think about the fact i get to be a writer born from a lineage of people who were not supposed to read. like how could i not with overcome with joy and overcome with the pride. >> it was illegal for us to read and write in this country for quite a while, for centuries, in fact, and punishable by death and far worse, and so we had to
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be creative and figure out ways to communicate and survive and if you're lucky, thrive, and have moments of, you know, fleeting joy and pleasure and expression. >> it's part of the tradition coming all the way back from after arric africa. >> with the storytelling, the civil rights movement would have been like a bird without wings. >> we understood it because we were seeing black men lynched and hung from trees and people hosed down like dogs. that violence was coming from the authority. that was terrorism. the civil rights movement was powerful and it made you feel empower thad you stood up and that you weren't afraid. >> i think what the stories actually do is fortify that which is the culture. the more stories that we have
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about us, the more that we share them with ourselves and with the world at large. i believe the more emboldened we are as a people. >> we've been doing this for hundreds of years, you know, so this is using kind of like the new accessnibility, we keep telling the stories we've been telling. >> it's important for me to find ways to allow others the opportunity to discover the humanity and the necessity sadly for full citizenship for black and brown folks in this country, and a tool i can utilize to do that is storytelling. >> my coming to writing was both an act of resistance because how dare me not be on the page and a desire to not have my experience of spending many years not seeing myself on the page just
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happened to another young person. >> i grew up with "spider-man," "batman," and find something you identify with and it required more imagination. whereas like, you know, when i have kids, they'll always have "black panther." that's a radical position. they'll always have a hero that looks like them. they won't have to reach. >> when i look back to that moment of saying i'm black and i'm proud and thinking, of course, i am, you know, of course this is the truth, i've known i wanted to be a writer all my life, but it really informed what i was going to write and how i was going to write it without apology. i mean i was going to write without apology about being unapologetically black. >> unapologetically black. i think it's so important to know your history and tell your story. i think that's why it's great we did that. i wish black history month was
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all year long instead of one month, the shortest month, 289 days, that it was in corporated all through the year, that it became a thing that was incorporated through daily lives. >> because it's the fundamental experience. >> that's right, alex. >> there was a systematic effort to smash story, denight people their roots because without roots there's no connection and you can be split up as families and stories are the key to regaining identity. >> that's why it's so important to see stories that look like you. that's why "black panther" is so huge. we can look forward to "black panther" number 32. >> yes. i'll be tickets to all the sequels, gayle. >> that's very important conversation. that was great. for more follow us on cbs on twitter and facebook. you can give us your own stories using the hashta
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jesse . jesse diggins. the first ever cross-country gold medal for the u.s. that what an awesome moment that was. that was the second the team usa made olympic history by bringing home the first most gold medal. jessie diggins and kikkan randall beat sweden by .0019. it came if the second time. the only other american to medal was bill koch. he won back in 1976. they're with us at the table. good morning and congratulations, ladies. >> thank you. whoo. >> tell me because i will never know the feeling myself. what is it like to win your first gold medal? >> better than we could have ever imagined. i mean we've been looking
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forward to this and the cross-country team for a long, long time. we've known it's possible. to finally put it together and get the validation to be able to represent our team, it's a dream come true. >> they zrieshing it, alex, as a david and goliath moment, this was astonishing what you have done. >> it was intimidating for sure. okay. here's the girl who won the world championships last year and the swedish girl won the olympic gold in the sprint event earlier that week so you're going up against serious heavy hitters, but i really believe in our team and our chances and we just -- i mean you know when your body feels invincible when you're in the best shape of your life and you have to go for it. >> when your body feels invincible. >> and what can one do to get there. >> yeah. >> did you know that at any point during the race or just after that moment.
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what's the name of the lunge at the end called? does it have a special name? >> the lunge. >> that was jessie's special. >> did you know going through what it was going to be or did you not know until it was all over, this is going to be the gold medal win? >> we had a great day together leading into the race, created a really good vibe. our teammates were with us all throughout the day. we watched our favorite "glee" clips before the race. we pulled on our relay socks which became a tradition and jessie did the face paint. the glitter. the plan was to ski a smart clean race. never talked about the medals but kind of new deep down if we put the right day together, anything was possible. >> all the olympic sport reese choir grueling training but cross-country skiing even to the lay man is hard stuff. you have a 2-year-old. how did you do that? you're the only mother on team usa.
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>> it truly is an amazing lifestyle. yes it takes years and years to get to the top. it's a full-time commitment and being a mom now, i've got to manage that with a toddler, but overall, i've got this amazing community of support around me. my team is helping raise my son. so the fact that we get to do it as a family and taking him out there, carrying him on my back has really helped me get stronger than ever. >> you consider called it the nordic lifestyle but you're hoping, the team is hoping it gets national attention and people in this country will have a greater understanding and greater appreciate for what you do. you think world cup usa? >> that's my biggest dream is to get to compete in the states on home soil bringing the world cup back here. it would be the coolest thing because it would really inspire the next generation and she them that, yes, it is possible and we've known for a long time it's possible, but being able to bring the gold metals back and share with everyone and get
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everyone to see the world cup right there. >> but key can inspired you. you asked for her autograph when you were 10 in. >> 16. >> do you remember seeing her for the first time, key can, and thinking, what about her? >> i did. i was onside the course and i saw this little ponytail come skiing down the trail. i had no idea who she was but i immediately recognized she had the right energy. i thought, that girl is going to be good some day. i didn't know three years later she would be on the same championship team as me and i never envisioned we'd be on the team to win gold for team usa. >> i think about you, jessie, to admire somebody and she's a pure colleague of yours. >> i feel like the luckiest girl in the world with these big sisters and role models and this ski family in my life that i never could have had if i wasn't a cross-country skier and i'm sure i was super annoying them pestering them with so many
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questions, what do you do between the spring heats? are you sleeping right now? what is happening? what should i do? what sock should i wear? what foot does the stripe go on? it's so cool to have the chance now to be able to pass that on and to get the one to be answering questions instead of just answering them all the time. >> can i ask you a question now? how does this all start? people know about the bunny slopes for downhill. say i wanted to start. how did this start for you? >> it's so cool because cross-country skiing similar to running, maybe not everyone can do it at the olympic level but at the entry level, anyone can do it. like you said earlier maybe not everyone can take a bobsled run or go off a ski jump but everyone can try cross-country skiing. my parents were super into it. when i was a baby, they were skiing around me with their back pang and i was pulling on my dads hair and telling him mush. >> thanks to you ladies there
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good morning, i'm jim donovan. a man is dead, and a woman is hospitalized after a shooting in burlington county this happened overnight at a home on the 200 block of roosevelt avenue in edge water park. police say the man shot would the man inside the home and then killed himself. woman is hospitalized at cooper university hospital, police say they will give us an update later today. lets turn to katie for a look at the forecast good morning, jim. clouds have broken up nicely for us blue skies, sunshine to get through but you will see more and more cloud cover as day progresses as a sign of a new system working its way in and by tomorrow afternoon it will bring in rain initially. we have all day to day and all night let len tomorrow morning to get through without any wet weather issues, our current temperatures are starting to
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rebound nicely back in the mid 40's already along good portion of the i-95, and as well as back down near shore points too but take a look ahead to thursday afternoon, night and into most of the friday, we will to have deal with this coastal storm system it is mainly a rain and a very gusty win event, and it looks like it could end up with a quick burst of snow as well on the back side by friday night. so there could end up being a mod's accumulation out of that but again rain and wind with gusts as high as 40 or 50 miles an hour are primary concern out of this, and then looking ahead at weekend storm is out to sea, meisha. >> good, thanks, katie. we are looking outside still busy in certain areas. we have a overturn truck that hit an overpass with entrapment, and down wires here king of prussia roar near matsonford road. avoid this area if you want to do so. disable vehicle right here, vine eastbound before broad street that left lane is compromised, you are squeezing over on the ride, and then also we do still have sign inspections coming up later
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this morning, 5 miles an hour on 76, jim. >> thanks, meisha. that is "eyewitness news" for now. join us for "eyewitness news" at noon.
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