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captioning funded by cbs good morning. 2011. welcome to "cbs this morning." tornadoes rip homes from the ground as deadly storms sweep across the country. >> and wild weather causes thousands of airport delays with more headaches today for holiday travelers. plus, the christmas gift from the beatles. why you now can add songs from the fab four to your screaming playlist. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. tornado! >> i lived here all my life and
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december. >> deadly storms sweep across the south. >> we are watching more stormy weather. threat is lower but still quite a few thunderstorms. >> it's packed. it's really busy out there. >> tens of millions of americans head out for the holidays. airports have been packed. >> hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled. >> people just hoping to get home in time. >> the flight is cancelled and we no other flight. >> donald trump is heading to the holiday with a commanding lead. a new poll has his 39% of support among republican voters. >> a somber ceremony in delaware as six u.s. members killed in a suicide bombing in afghanistan arrived home. >> an emergency landing for a southwest airlines flight in california. pilots reporting landing gear problems shortly after takeoff. >> activists from the black lives matter movement, four protesters were arrested. [ screaming ] >> odell beckham jr. preparing
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he lost his appeal for a string of violent penalties. >> on board, the people on board escaped with only minor injuries. >> all that. >> songs have been made for streaming worldwide for the first time for the beatles. >> yesterday was a faest estive for the rest of us. >> expecting you for your ability to channel the populous. >> i may be wrong. i made a big deal there is no way he is going to win. >> you weren't the only one. >> on "cbs this morning." >> vacationers in hawaii got the surprise of their lives. >> good workout? >> yes, sir! >> how are you doing? >> good to see you. merry christmas. >> the president of the united states! announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota.
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that is a holiday photo op. welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm anthony mason with vinita nair. weekend. after violent storms ripped through the south and midwest. nearly 50 million americans today. tornadoes, yesterday, ripped through at least five states. >> at least 20 twisters have been reported. the storms left at least 40 people hurt and two others are still unaccounted for. weather channel meteorologist mike sidell is in mississippi. >> reporter: more than a dozen twisters touched down on wednesday and one a long track tornado on the ground for more than 150 miles for three hours cutting a path across mississippi and parts of tennessee and through holly springs, damaging at least ten homes. this a total loss and windows
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highway 7 and huge stands of trees knocked down. get this. this is the foundation and the front wall blown forward toward the home. just imagine the intensity of the wind. survey crews will be out here from the weather service to figure out how strong this twister was. fortunately, nobody on these highways and homes were killed but at least five were from this twister here in mississippi. >> there is a tornado in front of us! >> reporter: those are the panicked pleas for help from a woman in mississippi. >> try to figure out which way to move. we pulled over. >> that thing is big! >> reporter: she and her husband survived a day of deadly spring-lime storms in the south. rumbling through the northern part of the state this massive tornado damaged dozens of homes just outside the town of clarksdale. in holly springs, a 7-year-old boy was killed when the car he was riding in was tossed into the air. roads across the midwest and south were a nightmare.
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the air as one tornado tears through traffic near the tennessee border, flipping this truck on its side. this driver captured it on her cell phone. in arkansas, the severe weather knocked out power for more than 3,500 people. and 18-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell into this home. rescuers pulled a 1-year-old baby who was with her to safety. >> the wind was moving and it was -- it moved through very quick. >> reporter: the storms pounded drivers in missouri with hail. fueled lightning strikes in indiana and tennessee. and left significant damage in at least a half a dozen states. >> i'm just thankful that our lives were saved. >> the roof came off. i had my dog and holding my dog. i'm lucky to be live and see my kids. >> reporter: even in the midst of the destruction, survivors were reminded that possessions can be replaced.
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breaking out of the car. you can buy the things, the toys, you can buy those over, but i can't replace my kid. >> reporter: two people are still unaccounted for in nearby benton county, mississippi. the governor of mississippi, yesterday, issued a statement, asking for prayers for those impacted by these storms. vinita? >> mike, thank you. the storms are on the move and will deliver heavy rain to areas along the east coast. danielle niles of our boston station wbz is tracking the christmas eve weather threat. >> reporter: lots going on. good morning. a tornado watch up for portions of southeastern alabama stretching into southwest georgia. no tornado warnings currently but we have to be on guard. the threat isn't as great as yesterday there will be a risk of tornadoes all the way across the southeast and damaging wind gusts that cluster throughout the evening and flash flooding a risk up to the carolinas through the day today. the other story, remarkable warmth.
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above where we should be and we have already broken records from hawaii stretching back down to the southeast. 70s and 80s today from charlotte, north carolina, all the way back down to southern florida. even the midnight forecast, temperatures very mild. 60s, even some 70s. anthony, i hope santa packed a pair of shorts in the back of his sleigh. >> i hope so too. thanks. the dangerous and unusual weather is making holiday travel harder. thousands of airline passengers were stranded and more than 200 u.s. flights are delayed already and 70 are cancelled. it's happening as, for the first time, more than 100 million americans are traveling for christmas and new year's. mark strassmann is at atlanta's hartsfield-jackson airport where the get-away rush is definitely under way. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this airport, the world's bis, will process 750,000 travelers this holiday season through
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will see the biggest surge. wet weather caused delays and cancellations to heavily booked flights and making it hard for >> frustrate and angry. >> reporter: "usa today" travel correspondent charisse jones said passengers could also see heightened security. they should plan ahead for longer wait times. >> tsa is not saying that explicitly but given what happened in paris and san bernardino, there might be a little more scrutiny at the screen points this year. >> i don't think i've ever seen a loin like this in all of my years coming to o'hare airport. very, very crowded today! >> reporter: nearly one-third of americans are expected to travel through christmas and new year's. a new record for the u.s. the reason? >> gas, gas, gas. >> reporter: with the average price of gasoline just over $2 a gallon, more than 91 million travelers will drive. robert sinclair jr. is with aaa.
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we have seen in 81 months! ruffle, six and a half years. people are taking advantage of it. >> reporter: the air travel tracking sites flightaware.com has the latest numbers. 2,000 flights could be delayed and if you're traveling or picking somebody up, remember, call ahead. >> the news nobody wants to hear. mark, thank you so much. holiday travel off to a bumpy start for a dozen of delta passenger connections and the canada air regional jet made an emergency landing in corpus christi and heading for monterrey, mexico, to atlanta. a spokesman said six of the 41 passengers fell ill in mid flight. first responders rushed on board to help. >> we have ill passengers on the plane that we are possibly going to need to support for medical. >> reporter: the airline says
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the obama administration is moving ahead this morning with a new crackdown on illegal immigration. cbs news has confirmed the department of homeland security plans to round up and deport hundreds of families who cross the border since last year. jeff pegues is in washington with new information on the raid. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the raids could begin as early as next month. they would be carried out by agents from the u.s. immigration and customs enforcement the agents would be targeting people who came to the u.s. illegally after fleeing guatemala. adults and children would be detained immediately and targets those who pose a threat to national, public, or border security. more than 100,000 families have come into the u.s. across the southwestern border since last year, according to "the
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dramatic spike. jeh johnson has signaled publicly that central american families would face deportation if they were not granted asylum. in a statement, they say secretary johnson consistently said our border is not open to illegal immigration and if individuals come here looelted illegaled they will be sent back with our laws and our values. it remains a hot button issue within the obama administration and on the campaign trail for the 2016 presidential candidates. >> hillary clinton is taking aim at donald trump this morning using his own words to rally female support for her presidential campaign. referred to his sexism as he used a vulgar term to describe her 2008 primary loss. trump came back with a warning on twitter with clinton tweeting the following. he told her to, quote, be careful.
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washington with a look at the front-runner's fight. >> reporter: good morning. hillary clinton and her team don't really seem too concerned about trump's warnings unlike his republican rivals who struggled to confront him. hillary clinton is playing offense. they are urging their supporters to step up and rail against the real estate mogul's choice of language. >> i don't know that he has any boundaries at all. >> reporter: hillary clinton used a sit-down with "the des moines register to say donald trump should be held accountable for his language. >> i think he has to answer for what he says. it's not the first time he has demonstrated a pension for sexism, and so i'm not sure, again, anybody is surprised. >> reporter: trump fired back last night. >> i really haven't gone after hillary yet and there is a lot to go after. >> reporter: so did his political director michael glassner. >> i think it's ironic that hillary clinton is playing the sexism card considering her husband and his term in the white house and he was impeached by the house of representatives
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>> reporter: earlier this week clinton staff urged supporters to use the #i'm with her to combat trump's degrading languages and a recent survey shows 61% of women nationally have an unfavorable opinion of trump, including nearly 30% of republican women. >> we run in the general election against the bipartisan corruption of washington that hillary clinton embodies. that's how we win. >> reporter: ted cruz continued his attacks on clinton and his fund-raise stopped a widely condemned "the washington post" cartoon that depicted his young daughters as trained monkeys. >> all of us learned in kindergarten, don't hit little girls. >> reporter: a rare issue where cruz showed kindness to the democratic front-runner. >> don't mess with my kids, don't mess with marco's kids or hillary's kids. don't mess with anybody's kids.
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the iowa caucuses and candidates are taking time off the trail for the holiday. it's unclear if that applies to social media so we will see if the fights make their way into our twitter feeds this holiday season. >> thanks. amy is a national political reporter for "the new york times" and she covers the hillary clinton campaign. amy, good morning. >> hi. >> reporter: in a front page story today you say in the response to trump's remarks this week, includes clinton, quote, could barely believe their good fortune. how so? >> music to their ears. she is building a campaign that is largely about galvanizing women and exciting women and women make up the mantle of the electorate and the vast majority of swing voters. if she can try to portray the republican party out of touch with women or insulting through women through the words of its fronts runner then her campaign is going to do that with excite people. when he said she was going to the bathroom was disgusting they saw an opportunity to that. >> it's interesting whatever comes out it seems clump doesn't
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do you think at some point he has to shift strategies and eat sort of the pie? >> no. i think a call for the clinton campaign. she has never run against an opponent quite like donald trump. when you open the pandora's box, who knows what he will say. he is going places where candidates have not and on twitter attacking her so i think they have to be cautious about that and how his focus on her could turn against them. >> what do you make of trump's tweeting warning to hillary to be critical? >> the cryptic warning, i think it's saying he is going after her if she pulls this card. who knows. it was a little cryptic but i do think they don't know what to expect and he does have a tendency to suck the oxygen out of the race and does she want the entire conversation to be trump trump trump? tormg day she unveiled a policy to combat alzheimer's. >> they both have invoked bill
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what do you feel his legacy? a good or bad thing for her and how is trump able to use it? >> interesting shift. she didn't mention president clinton much in the early stages of her campaign but now her economic message is look how great the economy was under bill clinton and the republicans came in and messed it up and what she wants to attach to the financial crisis to republicans and she wants to attach the economic boom here of her husband's administration to democrats. so she is going to be talking about him a lot more. effective. >> amy, wonderful reporting. >> thanks for having me. the man accused of a deadly attack on a planned parenthood clinic wants to be his own lawyer at his trial. robert louis dear told a judge wednesday he wants to represent himself. he is accused of killing three people and wounding nine more. the colorado springs clinic. the judge ordered a mental competency evaluation to see if dear is fit to defend himself. a ninth suspect is in custody in belgium in connection
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people in brussels released the man earlier this week but kept it quiet so they didn't alert possible accomplices. he is accused of being in touch with the ring leader's female cousin after the november attacks. he and the ring leader were later killed in a police raid outside paris. iraqi soldiers are battling house-to-house this morning to isis. iraq's army chief says security forces are just days from ramadi. the soldiers hope to retake a key government compound today in the center of the city. homemade bombs are slowing their advance. u.s. and other coalition jets are pounding targets meara maddie in support of iraqi troops. six u.s. service members killed in afghanistan have returned home. an air force honor guard carried the casket of staff sergeant chester mcbride off a transport plane at the national guard base in delaware.
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killed monday by a suicide bomber. bodies of the five others were carried off the plane in a private ceremony. the truckdriver who crashed into comedian tracy morgan faces manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter charged. kevin roper was indicted on wednesday. the 2014 crashed killed morgan's friend and badly injured the "saturday night live" and "30 rock" star. they say the driver didn't sleep for 28 hours before the accident. one of football's most popular players will miss his team's most important game of the year because he lost his cool on the field. the nfl rejected odell beckham jr.'s appeal of a suspension, so he will sit on sunday when the new york giants play minnesota. the all-pro receiver was cited for a series of scuffle with carolina's josh norman on sunday. referees gave beckham three unnecessary roughness penalties and did not eject him and they fined norman 26,000.
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losing his appeal. he said, in part, i apologize to my teammates, the giants organization and to all fans of the nfl. >> i wanted to read that whole tweet. he said sportsmanship and respect in the game. >> he is trying to get out of this one. >> yeah. a music revolution this morning. the beatles on a new stage. morning everyone,. good morning, near 70 this morning. 6 0s by the time we get to the evening. no problems for santa tonight. we drop into the 50s. still around 60 tomorrow and cooler with showers saturday
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brick and mortar stores win back business? >> your local news is next. good morning and happy christmas eve to you, it's 7:26, i'm . we have broken records from providence stretching back down, there's a warm front that's going to be lifting north ward over the next several hours so it may take a little bit of time, but we get breaks in sunshine. record warmth with temperatures near 70 in the afternoon. no problems for santa tonight and tomorrow, not as warm, but still around 60. a late shower saturday evening and night may last before another shot at records and
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weather and traffic weather, chris? thank you very much. we are getting a report of an accident stop and go from plain avenue. other wise, no major delays if you are heading into the city. the cleveland circle chipotle will reopen today. the city inspectors in boston gave the restaurant a clean bill of health because it's been cleaned and disinfected. you may remember about 140 people got sick from eating there. most of them from boston
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we just got up here. >> oh, my lord! >> oh, my god, it's the president! woo! all right! >> did you have a good workout? >> yes, sir! >> how are you doing? >> good to see you. >> nice to see you. merry christmas. >> on a crater trail in chicago, people were shocked to see obama climbing up with family and friends and secret service agents. the hike is called the stairmaster from hell. the president tackled the challenge. he reached the top of the 1200-foot crater and then took in the view. there was heavy breathing there. >> they stay composed for all of that. welcome back to "cbs this morning."
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beatle fans twist and shout. the four lads from liverpool are now finally streaming online. we will look at the impact and why modern superstars are still cautious about streaming. the growing consumer demand to know more about what we eat. food companies say they are listening to customers and making changes but is it a way for them to improve their profits? that is ahead. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "wall street journal" reports the obama administration was secretly in contact with members of syria's regime for several years. officials say the goal was to limit violence in syria and get president bashar al aside to sad to resign. the efforts never gained momentum. "the new york times" says hyundai and take ka ata raised concerns. court documents reveal honda and take ka take
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the defect. 19 million cars made by 12 companies have been recalled to fix the problem. business insider says hyatt is investigating a hack attack on its hotels. it is the fourth major company to warn about security breach since october. hackers installed malware that can steal customers' credit card information and not clear if they got any. the breach was discovered november 30th. the "chicago tribune" says the illinois attorney general calls fantasy sports sites illegal. she says online games offered by sites like fanduel and draftkings amount to gambling which means people in illinois cannot play them. the move follows similar rulings in new york and nevada. draftkings says it wants a judge to decide the issue. fanduel called on legislators to change illinois's law. >> an australia sydney morning herald has dramatic video of a helicopter that
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the chopper are almost landed on an island when a strong gust of wind sent it flying into two trees before crashing near a pool. a vacationing family was eating dinner 50 yards away from that and are okay and no one on board the helicopter was hurt. news of a christmas gift from the beatles to you. at 12:01 this morning, streaming services like spotify and apple music began offering the fab four's catalog for the first time. the move comes just days after pandora signed major deals with music publishing giants. demarco morgan is here with the latest key change for the industry. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. even though the beatles broke up almost 50 years ago, they remain one of the most influential and valuable band in the music and their music generate millions of dollars year. and reintroduce them to young music lovers.
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mania has seized the teenage population. >> reporter: their movie defined a decade. >> reporter: and a generation. >> reporter: now, the beatles are again embrace ing revolution. you say you want a revolution >> reporter: allowing millions of fans to stream their melodys and catchy hooks. she's got a ticket to ride >> reporter: and giving a whole new generation a ticket to one of the greatest music catalogs in history. >> it's important because it's the beatles. the beatles change everything about popular music. >> reporter: there was no announcement by surviving
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ringo starr. from these songs. when i find myself in times of trouble >> reporter: to "let it be." all 13 original studio albums plus four compilations are available on nine major streaming services and 244 songs total and including the fab four's number one hit. >> paul mccartney, if you are listening, adrian from balloon loves you with all of her heart! >> reporter: and while millions of fans rolled in for this agreement, it's a huge validation for the streaming music industry where revenues 2012. >> we are past the tipping point. it's not about music ownership any more and it's about music access and if you want to keep up with listeners who feel that be younger, you need to be on
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take it off >> reporter: the decision comes as high profile artists like prince and taylor swift have resisted the streaming revolution over low royalty and adele's new album "25" has sold at least 6 million copies, despite being barred from streaming platforms. >> reporter: still, the beatles initially slow to go digital, now seem ready to ride the wave. >> this decision for the beatles in some sense is about retaining relevancy. they don't want their music to be left out. they want their music as they did when they were first making it to be immortal. into the line of the dark black night >> reporter: and to give you an idea of how popular the beatles still are, when they began selling their music on itunes in 2010 after holding out four
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albums and 2 million songs in the first week alone. >> amazing. fifty years later. >> you know it's a legitimate one, too. demarco, thanks so much. food labeling tries to catch up with the 21st century consumer. up next the push to find which foods are truly natural. if you're heading off on your christmas eve travels, set your dvr so you can watch "cbs this morning" any time. dr. david agus predicts the big health breakthroughs through 2016 coming up.
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means for your kitchen cub cupboard. >> reporter: experts warn there is still a long way to go in regulating exactly what goes into our food. when you eat your favorite cereal, if you knew it contained this, a product also used in jet fuel, reading food labels has become a habit for heather tomayousou. this mother of three thinks twice about feeding her family anything with artificial ingredients. >> truthfully what is in the product and not just using key words that sound good, but are, you know, hiding something. >> reporter: now some major food companies say they are taking artificial coloring and flavors out of their products. kraft has pledged to remove that
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synthetic dye, from its classic mac and cheese by next year. general mills, maker of trix and other cereals say bright colors will be provided instead of artificial dye. the companies say it's about listening to their customers. general mills telling us we are really doing this because we have heard from families who say this will make the products better. but it may also be about profit. a report here shows 80% of consumers are willing to pay more money for natural products. >> this is definitely a reaction to statistics. directs the environmental working group, a nonprofit that monitors and rates over 80,000 food products based on the safety of their ingredients. >> the reason that companies are making this step is because they listen when we start to vote with our pocketbooks. >> reporter: artificial ingredients weren't always taboo.
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>> reporter: food historian nata says when food contamination was rampant consumes responded positively to the idea of manufactured food. >> it was a thing that was in consumers' minds that it was safe, that it was modern, that service scientific. >> reporter: ad campaigns help boost that image. marketers boasted wrigley's gum offering a fascinating artificial flavor and powdered tang became the drink of the future. >> good nutritious tang. >> reporter: food processing and mass production drove the need for additives even more. every item coming off the assembly line had to taste the same. breakthrough. >> reporter: in the '40s and '50s new technology like freezers and microwaves gave rise to tv dinners and packed with artificial ingredients but widely popular.
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company's new changes, there are too many unknowns about what exactly we are eating. >> there is 10,000 different chemicals that we are exposed to in food and there are about, at least 3,000, which we don't know anything about, so fundamentally, we really need to overhaul our system when we are thinking about chemicals in food. >> reporter: heather white was citing a study done by the pugh center and a defense council. she talked about labels like natural. natural can be really vague and even misleading. you think natural means one thing, but it doesn't necessarily mean the same thing every time. >> i always thought it meant derived from a plant. >> i think what a lot of people think. you want to believe there are no chemicals in this. >> natural flavoring oftentimes are create in laboratories. >> can we forget about this during the holidays? >> turkey is all natural. a turkey is a turkey. >> right. >> anna werner, thanks so much.
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rudolph >> you better not cry. >> you better not pout. he is going to tell you why. town >> well, they may be a little bit off key, but their hearts are in the right place. members of the pittsburgh steelers put on hats and scarves to sing christmas carols. they are perform ago little better on the field. the steelers have won five of their last six games. >> i always thought harmony made everyone sound better. i learned this morning not always the case! >> somebody has to be able to sing in that case. >> at least they are committed. i appreciate that. carole king's songs make up a tapestry of america but she said she never wanted to perform them herself. the kennedy center honoree talks about music and fame ahead on "cbs this morning." where you lead
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good morning, and merry christmas eve, i'm chris mckinnon, let's get a check with danielle. temperatures are gradually rising, we are already in the 60s, 62 in plymouth right now, 51, cooler air over northern massachusetts. warm front that is going to be gradually lifting northward, patchy fog and low clouds along with an isolated shower, as the sun breaks out near 70, still in the 60s this evening no, problems for santa night, cooler on saturday, upper 40s with rain saturday night into sunday morning much much colder to start next week.
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it's thursday, december 24th, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including next year's biggest health breakthroughs. dr. david agus what is the future for gene editing and flu bugs and more? first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> more than a dozen twisters touched down on wednesday. wednesday damaged ten homes and this a total loss. >> we have to be on guard. the threat isn't as great as yesterday but a risk of tornadoes across the southeast.
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750,000 travelers and hit the america's roads will see the biggest total. >> the raids will target people who come to the u.s. illegally. >> hillary clinton and her team don't seem to be concerned about trump. hillary clinton's team is playing offense. >> does she want the entire conversation to be trump trump trump? she unveiled a policy to combat alzheimer's and what we were talking about is what the word [ bleep ] meant. reintroduce john, paul and ringo and the beatles to the streaming system. >> we heard there was a delay. no, you're -- >> i'm looking. that was on time, that was on time. that was on time. on time. on time. not a delay. oh, wait, wait, wait. this one is coming in early. coming in early.
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8:00. i'm vinita nair with anthony maven. a 7-year-old is among eight that were killed in deadly storms that ripped through the country. last night, severe weather also left dozens injured. at least 20 tornadoes were reported across the south and the midwest. storms created significant damage in at least half a dozen states. >> the storms blew several homes off their foundations. at least five of the people killed were in mississippi. meteorologist mike sidell of the weather channel is in holly springs where two tornadoes touchdown down. mike, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. first, here in northwest mississippi, really now showing the damage from this long track twist yesterday and on the ground for more than 150 miles across parts of mississippi. and tennessee. killing five and nobody was killed here in these homes in the town of holly springs, about 45 minutes south/southeast of memphis.
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others on this highway, a total loss. look at this foundation. this is actually the front of the house. the whole wall was blown towards the home. the roof is gone and it's back somewhere in the woods in pieces and the windows are blown out. look at the trees. they have either been sheered off at the top, lopped off or blown down like on that car. the same twister hit earlier in the afternoon. over in nearby clarksdale outside of town, dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed. in holly springs one fatality but a 7-year-old was killed when his car was lifted off by the twister. look at this debris spewing in the air as the twister tore through traffic. this is in southern tennessee near the mississippi border. over in arkansas, straight line wind damage north of little rock knocked out power to 3,500 customers. storm damage, significant, across parts of six states. the governor of mississippi, yesterday, issued a statement asking for prayers for all of the folks and families impacted by these tornadoes.
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more like a march afternoon instead of christmas week. >> mike, thank you. it is christmas eve but much of the country is beginning to look a lot like easter. dark red colors on this map show you how much hotter than usual it is. dark blue refer to colder than average conditions. new york expects to be 33 degrees above the normal temperature for christmas eve. it will be 19 degrees above average in dallas. a front between the two front runners is dominating the presidential campaign. hillary clinton and donald trump traded attacks on wednesday. the billionaire warned the former secretary of state, quote, hillary, when you complain about a penchant for sexism, who are you referring to? i have great respect for women. be careful. >> trump was answering clinton's reaction to trump using a vulgar term to describe her 2008 primary loss.
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register" the following. you still got a few hours to finish christmas shopping p.m. the national retail federation says 40% of holiday sales happen christmas. holiday spending is expected to grow 3. 7% this year. billion. peter lamman is with us. when i came out of the coffee shop at 5:40 this morning, it was 65 degrees. this can't be good for retail. >> did you get an ice coffee? >> i did! i did! >> right. there is great deals on coats and gloves and scarves, but, you know, typically, the joke is when retailers have bad sales excuse. they say either it was too warm and sometimes say it was too cold. this year is extraordinarily warm temperatures on the east material effect. >> is there a silver lining like we are buying more electronics because wernts buying coats? not quite. people are not going to the mall as much, right?
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shift to online shopping. but what they want is more foot traffic in the malls because that, obviously, increases sales. when there is warm weather like this it throws people off. a quote in our paper yesterday, you know? my energy is off. you just don't have that fundamental feeling. >> it doesn't feel like christmas. >> exactly. that does affect retail sales. >> i felt it myself. i walked out of the building and had shopping to do, it doesn't feel like it. you want to go to the park and walk around. talking about online and the impact. 90% of retailers are offering free shipping deals and on this incentives in reaction to amazon? >> amazon is the giant and it has shown it established a lead with 99 dollar prime you can get free shipping on online. so the others have to compete. most retailers into the christmas holiday offering free shipping and that will hurt ultimately, right? they are trying to drive sales but that is going to hurt their margins because shipping actually helps their profits. >> it's interesting. now i look for free shipping and free return.
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you can imagine it adds up to the retailers. >> why more people are going online. things like returning it becomes much easier now to return things. you stick that sticker on the box and send it back. >> right. >> it's a pain to go to the mall after all to return stuff. so you're seeing a growing, growing shift to online shopping. >> 7.4% of total retail sales were made online in the third quarter of this year. online sales just keep growing. if you're brick and mortar here, how do you fight this? >> you just have to do both, right? it's like our business, right? we just can't be a print newspaper any more. >> yes, right. >> we have to focus on our online operations and it's not one or the other. they converge and you have to be both. bricks and mortar retailers can't be we are a store and that is it. you have to focus on your online operation. >> and folks are offering one hour and interesting where the whole retear industry will be heading. peter, thank you.
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in our morning rounds, we look ahead to medical advances in the new year. the top health stories in 2015 including rising drug prices, the first genetically modified salmon and the first drug sex for women and processed meat declared a cause for skaerns cancer. our dr. david agus joins us. we are talking about wearable devices here and not talking about fitbit. what is the next wave? >> we hit the low lying fruit with devices how much you move and they look at many of those kind of aspects. but, now, the new generation devices go much deeper and give us deep information.
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sudden heart attacks aren't sudden, they are actually warnings. new devices will pick up those warnings. steve jobs always lamented that they would prick his finger. now they measure glucose and insulin through the skin and next generation are coming and integrate to your doctor's visit. >> that is life changing for countless patients. we want to asking you about editing dna. we talked about crisper throughout the year. a new technology. how do you this will be used in terms of editing genes in the future? >> very exciting. last week, "science" magazine announced the molecule of the year which i'm sure you guys were waiting on bated breath for and it's crispr. it allows us to potentially make a designer plant, designer animals, correct diseases. it can allow us potentially --
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mosquitoes resistant to malaria. a major change in our ability to transform genes. >> does that mean designer babies as well, david? >> well, in china, they did that. in china, this year, they changed and embryo. it's scary. for years we debated it and couldn't do it but now we can do it and, obviously, we need regulation. international commission met several weeks ago. but it's not clear who is going to regulate it. it's a powerful area and we need to have structure for going forward so we don't prevent restraints. >> the next advance you speak about are elephants finding a cure for cancer. >> efficiently fants lephants are 80 times bigger than you or i and never get cancer. it discovered they have 20 53. it corrects errors. we have one.
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they are 70. the males protect the herd until that age. so we don't need to do that. , obviously, in our children's we stop having children and stop contributing to society. now we do much later now. elephants designed a way not to get cancer so they can contribute until their 70s or 80s and we have to replicate that. all of a sudden we have a clue to prevent cancer. now we can pay attention to it and figure out ways to replicate it and benefit all of us. >> amazing things to look forward to. dr. david agus thanks for being with us and very interesting year in medicine and science. jim plunkett's nfl career was almost over until one team took a chance and changed super bowl history. up next, plunkett goes back to that school that gave him a golden start.
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we continue our high school honor roll series this morning, celebrating super bowl 50. quarterback jim plunkett led the raiders to two super bowl titles and he threw three touchdown passes in super bowl xv and was
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he recently brought a golden football to his former high school. nfl films is capturing the journey. james brown, host of "the nfl today" on cbs takes us to the bay area. >> james lake high school in san jose, california, has produced one super bowl mvp. and his rise to stardom is a lesson in pride and perseverance. >> came from a poor background. my parents were on welfare and they were both blind. but, yet, they provided me with all of the love and attention you could possibly imagine. this is kind of where i define myself, who i wanted to be and where i wanted to go and what i wanted to do. >> reporter: at james lick high school, jim plunkett sdofed discovered his calling. >> he was a tremendous quarterback and it never ended. it's the 51-year anniversary of us becoming friends here at james lick high school. >> reporter: their bond was forged by football. on a team that won a title when the quarterback ignored his coach's play call. do you remember sneaking the
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the play call was to hand off and you called that off. and you went in right there. a pile of bodies and that was our first championship. >> reporter: that football remains one of the school's most prized possessions. >> when i was here at lick, you know, i got a lot of attention. i could have gone anywhere but because of my family situation, i just stayed close to home so stanford was the perfect choice for me. >> reporter: as a senior, he won -- trophy. as a patriot, he was named nfl's rookie of the year. >> chuck fairbanks came in and wanted to change the option. he wanted to run the option and it's an option quarterback. when my contract was up after five years i asked to be traded. francisco. the harder i got the further behind i got kind of thing and eventually i got low which was career. >> reporter: but raiders owner
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from stanford and by super bowl xv he was the raiders starter. >> first wildcard team to ever win the super bowl. we won 13 of our last 15 games and it was a big validation. middle. touchdown, raiders! >> was i surprised? no. >> plunkett throwing it almost like a dart. jim plunkett having the greatest witnessed! >> i had people, once again, believing in me that i'm an nfl i thought i was. >> he is also the first latino to be named a super bowl mvp. please join me in welcoming our alumni, super bowl champion, mr. jim plunkett! >> i was very proud to have walked into that gym and, you know, certainly it made me feel good. >> reporter: the welfare child with two blind parents returned to the place where his journey began. >> i'm proud to be a part of it. so the golden football. >> reporter: a champion.
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>> now they have a connection to the trophy case. we all look at that case and we know the significance behind it. >> i love these stories! you really see what people, you know, went above and beyond. i really came pack back. >> i really love this series. there are great stories. this evening on "thursday night football," the san diego chargers visit the oak raiders. >> i only wanted to be a songwriter and never wanted to be a singer and i never wanted to be famous. >> norah's conversation with
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news. good morning, it's 8:00 at that i'm kathryn hauser, we are going to check our top stories. merry christmas to you, temperature on on the rise, a little cooler the farther north you go, it's all about a warm front gradually lifting northward once the wind shifts around out of the southwest, temperatures coming into the 60s, a few breaks of sun, pushes around .90, 60s this showers today. tomorrow sun and clouds, not feeling like christmas but beautiful 60 degrees, cooler this weekend at least on saturday, rain saturday night into sunday morning could push
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kathryn. danielle, thank you very much. a large pot hole still forcing work crews to close the left lane of 24 north, it will be closed until at least 10:00 a.m., a little stop and go traffic in that area. otherwise it has been a good rice, this is a live look at the expressway by the gas tank things are moving well. checking our top stories for you on this christmas eve morning, the cleveland circle chipotle will reopen today. city health inspectors giving the location a clean bill of health, new procedures should prevent this from happening again, 10 people got sick after eating there, most of them boston college students. a stockpile of weapons in warren, police found more than 100 guns and ammunition inside a home. after they say he made threatening comments, he is now charged with having those we be
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the worcester tell gram reports this year had firearms revoked after a drunk driving arrest last year. a wamuth woman says cheryl ann kelly hit a man with a bottle, when the officers arrived to the scene she took off, police chased her up through route 8 and finally caught up with her. we'll be back in 30 minutes
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, norah talks to grammy winner who created music gold for half a century. king reveals what she learned from james taylor and how her sounds shaped some of the other top entertainers. also a german shepherd learns to guide the way for a blind runner. see how their example could change the lives of thousands of people across the country. that is ahead. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "fortune" says the faa is preparing for a holiday rush on
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more than 45,000 drones have been registered since the site opened on monday. the site was taken offline for a while to prepare for high demand. americans are likely to buy up holidays. new parents listen up. "the new york times" says when your baby is learning to traditional choice may be better than gadgets. a new city looked at electronic toys advertised as promoting language development. it found when parents and babies played with them, parents spoke less and fewer responsing to babbling babies. blocks and books encourage more cheaper. >> it is but nothing cheaper than you just talking to your child and that is the best thing you can do. initially. they will itain's "guardian" says justin bieber wants the competitor to beat him to number
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when you're weary >> reporter: the amateur choir of britain's state-run health care system reported a bridge over you. their version of bridge over troubled water. sales and proceeds go to help charity. bieber is asking his fans to buy it so the song can be number one overnight tonight. >> cbs brings you the kennedy center honors on tuesday. one of the honorees is carole king. through first love and first dances and broken hearts, we have always had her as a friend. norah o'donnell talked with carole king about how much she means to so many people. >> reporter: what is the highest compliment that people pay you? >> you're really a down-to-earth person is the highest compliment. >> reporter: really? >> yes. to be a down-to-earth person is a value that i have tried to keep throughout the years,
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my life. feet >> reporter: a trajectory that made carole king one of -- >> you got to get out there >> -- if not the most prolific song writer of an er. a career spanning over 50 years. now and forever and through more than 100 hit singles, she gave voices to generations. brother brother brother >> reporter: she was born carole klein in 1942. raised in brooklyn, carol's mother taught her to play the piano at just 4 years old. your dad was a firefighter and he would crowd the living room with people to listen to you. >> yep. it was my first experience of being uncomfortable before an audience.
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15, carole was relentlessly pitching them to some of new york's most famous executives and she didn't stop until abc paramount offered her a contract. at queens college in 1958, she met jerry gothan who became her writing partner. you're going to want me for your girl >> reporter: and then her husband. at just 18 years old, carole had her first number one hit. tonight you're mine completely >> we hoped to bring about some change in the music of the times. it went from strictly teeny bopper to was a little more meaning in the lyrics. tomorrow purposeful? did you want to change it or did
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>> i became a mom at 18, so that was more my focus but jerry had the vision. he was so visionary. >> reporter: america fell in love with carole's songs. in the 1960s, she co-wrote more than 24 hits, brought to life by names like little eva, the drifters, and the monkees. then one day in 1967 -- looking out on the morning rain >> reporter: carole turned on the radio and heard her words sung by the queen of soul. so inspired >> it was just the height of all of my dreams and expectations. another day >> aretha franklin could do things that i can't do, but i hear them singing it in my head, so when it's actualized, wow.
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natural woman can't. >> this is true. if i make you happy i don't need to do more you make me feel >> the one thing i can do that nobody else can do as a songwriter is deliver the songwriter's version of that song. natural woman >> there is this authenticity is just as close to the source as you can get. it's too late >> reporter: with success came heartache. carole and jerry divorced. looking for a fresh start, she
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long-haired guitarist named james taylor. oh, even your darkest night >> reporter: they formed a band and began a lifelong friendship. you just call out my name >> reporter: james recorded her song "you've got a friend." and it was his first number one hit. i'll come running >> everybody understands friendshi, and friendship is different than love. friendship has more freedom, more latitude. you don't expect your friend to be as you think your friend should be. you expect your friend just to love you as a friend. you've got a friend >> he always says that i inspired him as a songwriter, but he completely mentored me as a performer. he showed me the confidence and he put me in a position where i needed to learn that, but the audience gave me the confidence. >> reporter: how so? >> i could go out there. i don't need to worry about whether i'm good or i'm not
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i am the vehicle through which the audience is getting to hear their favorite songs. >> reporter: in 1971, it was carole's voice that affirmed her status as a pop icon. i feel the earth move under my feet i feel the sky tumbling down >> reporter: her second solo album "tapestry" shot to number one on the charts and stayed there for 15 weeks and the album won four grammys and carole became the first woman to win "song of the year." >> i've had success as a songwriter and that is completely different. i never wanted to be a songwriter and i never wanted to be a singer and i never wanted to be famous. when you leave i will follow >> reporter: in the 1970s, carole would marry twice more,
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moved to idaho in 1978. you say it took you until your 60s to really knew who you were? >> yeah. my one area of vulnerability was relationship with a man. >> reporter: did that fuel your did it distract from it? >> neither. my creativity is an entity unto it did its own thing, always. >> reporter: in concert. because you make me feel you make me feel >> reporter: on broadway. like a natural woman >> reporter: you might say america is having a "carole you make me feel >> reporter: or maybe it just never stopped having one.
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old. there is a video of her performing with james taylor a couple of years ago and they sang "you got a friend together." it was just amazing! >> is that when you hear all of those songs back-to-back and that great story from norah you get a sense of how each song is a story, a universal story that everyone connects with. >> absolutely. you can see carole king and all of the wingers at the kennedy center honors on cbs tuesday,
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we all know it's important to stay active but for thousands of blint athletes across the country, just getting out of the door can be challenging. now one special dog, the first of its kind in the country, is helping its owner to not only walk but to run. barry petersen shares the extraordinary bond between two road. >> running today? >> reporter: it's natural that a man would want to care for his canine companion. >> here we go. >> reporter: for centuries, dogs have been man's best friend. >> player is a real snuggly sort of cuddly dog.
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later, he was back running races and nine months after the accident, he ran the boston marathon. there, he bumped into thomas panic, whose school trains guide dogs for the blind and there was an offhand remark. >> richard shouted out, i'm really curious. have you ever trained a guide dog to run? and i said, i don't know. it hasn't been done. >> reporter: trainer collie and jeannine hollister devised a new training program and the key was finding the right dog. enter, clinger. >> he took every challenge we threw at him, accepted it and exceeded it and gave us the ability to ask for more. >> reporter: over the next six months, they taught clinger to navigate curbs and obstacles at a faster pace and, thus, think faster. then he was ready to meet richard. >> as rewarding as training
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with clinger and richard together and watch the relationship develop with the two of them was a truly inspirational and amazing time for me. that i will never forget. >> reporter: the partnership started with more training at a new york park. >> good boy. >> reporter: and goes on today at their california home. clinger can run six miles at a time. he memorized each step of their path, always watching and warning of obstacles, and creating a new kind of independence for richard. you don't need to call a friend. you don't need to have somebody come over. you guys, you buddies can just go for a run. >> it gives me a lot of freedom. ouse, now we have the flexibility, once he learns my routes, we are able to leave the house whenever we want to and it's just him and i. >> if richard can open his door in the morning and be able to get out there and have the
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success. >> let's get up the hill. let's go. >> reporter: that means others may someday share what richard and clinger now have. successfully successful, it's going to create the foundation for other people to follow in my foot steps. >> reporter: two athletes answering the call of the open road. >> good boy. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," barry petersen, in folsom, california. just love it. all the way around. love the dog, love the guy, love the trainers. great work. kids know the rules -- don't touch elf on a shelf. a little girl who did reaches out to save her christmas next on "cbs this morning." you make me live now honey
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this is the perfect story to end the morning. 7-year-old girl from new jersey thought her christmas was ruined! she called 911 after she accidentally knocked over her family's elf on the shelf! she quickly realized she made the wrong call. >> hi. hi, isabella. why are you calling 911? >> don't come to my house! don't! >> are you accidentally dialing 911? you you made a mistake? >> yes. >> if you don't know what elf on the shelf is, it is said to watch over children to make sure they are being good for santa but kids are not supposed to touch the elf on the shelf so she was concerned the elf would be injured. she was scared that santa would not visit because of her mistake! so that is why she was nervous.
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don't worry. santa will be there. this santa has to go out shopping after the show! that does it for us. have a safe and merry christmas eve. for news any time, anywhere, watch our life' s waking up slow... and getting out fast. and comfortable, organized bed and bathrooms that make mornings better. peppermint bark. a rich chocolate and festive
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s waking up slow... and getting out fast. and comfortable, organized bed and bathrooms that make mornings better. good morning, it's 8:55 right now, i'm katherine hauser, checking top stories in just a second. merry christmas eve morning. and good morning to you, 49 in boston right now, but lower 60s from providence back down to plymouth and new bedford, there is a warm front lifting northward, worcester 57, punching into the warm air, breaks of sun but until then watch out for a few patches of drizzle, coming up near 70, gusts occasionally over 30 miles per hour, isolated shower, no problem fors santa clause, sun and clouds, beautiful day around 60, 48 on saturday with rain saturday
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we could approach record highs again on sunday afternoon before turning much colder in the upper 30s to start next week. let's get a check of the roads, accident on route 1 north, you are stop and go all the way to route 99. and also pretty good ride out there, never see this at this time during the week, light volume on the mass pike, it is a speed limit ride for most of the morning. checking top stories, u.s. marshals seized million dollars of cash, belonging to a former state rep, in july john george was sentenced to prison for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a taxpayer bus company, they always believed he was hiding cash and yesterday they got the chance to carry out search warrants at several banks. the search is on for a flasher in shrewsbury, a 12-
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her mother when a man followed her and exposed himself not once but three times, they are reviewing surveillance video for pictures of the man. a change of heart for a grinch caught on camera stealing christmas decorations after seeing himself op the news the man turned himself in and returned the light, he apologized to police saying he had been drinking at the time and it was only a prank, the homeowner decided not to press charges. next newscast is coming up, hope to see you then, check news 24/7 on our website cbsboston.com. have a great morning.
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