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captioning funded by cbs good morning, it's monday, may 30th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." severe storms spark deadly flooding in texas, and tropical weather soaks molest th-- soaks this memorial day. donald trump promises new answers this week on the money he pledged to give veterans. a zoo defends its decision to kill an endangered gorilla to save a 4-year-old boy. animal expert jack hanna will join us. we begin with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. oh, oh! [ thunder ] >> i've been here 20 years, and this is the worst i've seen. >> deadly storms swamp the south. >> i'm up to my
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residents to brace for much more flash flooding. we raised almost $6 million for the vets. >> tomorrow, trump promising a full accounting of money brought in at his veterans fundraiser earlier this year. >> the bernie sanders campaign may pin all of its hopes onhe t california primary. >> california is the big enchilada. imviously it is enormously portant. [ gunshots ] >> reporter: a wild shoot-out end with two people dead and six wounded. >> bullet after bullet after bullet nonstop. accident at the cincinnati zothat ended with a massive gorilla being shot and killed. >> be calm. the computer glitch atfk j airport affected thousands of passengers at terminal seven. >> i've never seen anything like this. >> reporter: a miracle nobody was seriously injured. >> whoa! huge accident. >> that's terrible. all that -- >> jeb corliss defied graphist
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soaring through a paper target. >> he's done it! he won thend iy 500, baby! >> the winner of the indianapolis 500, alexander rossi. president obama pays contributed heto t nation's fallen soldiers. >> it's up to all of us to live life in a way that's worthy of these sacrifices. on "cbs this morning." ♪ a star-studded event at the capitol remembering those heroes laid to rest. >> all of our nation's veterans and to all of our nation's fallen and their families, we thank you, and we salute you. ♪
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welcome to "cbs this morning," i'm anthony mason with michelle miller and dana jacobson of cbs sports network. charlie, norah, and gayle are off. happy memorial day. >> happy memorial day. drenching rain threatens millions of americans on this memorial day. flooding in texas has killed at least six people. several others are missing, and tropical weather pounded the carolinas clogging roads with floodwaters. >> downpours and thunderstorms today will soak many parts of the central and eastern u.s. some of the storms will be severe. david begnaud is on a swamped highway in south carolina. we begin with manuel bojorquez in rosenberg, texas, near houston with the deadly flooding. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there is a mandatory evacuation for low-lying parts along the
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brazus river that's beyond flood stage. you see the additional water flowing, it is five feet above flood level, and still rising. the violent storms rumbling through texas showed no signs of letting up sunday. >> this is crazy! >> reporter: several people are dead. others are missing. torrential rains unleashed devastating flooding. >> the people that live across the street from me, it's -- their whole front yard's under water. >> reporter: search teams in parker county, texas, have given up the hope of finding a 10-year-old boy swept away in the brazos river. >> the family needs closure. we haven't been able to give it to them yet. we're going keep trying. >> reporter: rising rivers have forced the mandatory evacuations of several communities in southeastern texas. >> this is the first time i've seen water this high, period. i've lived in the spring area for over 50 years, and this is
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spring creek. >> oh, oh! [ thunder ] >> reporter: this lightning strike knocked the cbs station in amarillo off the air sunday afternoon. in wichita, kansas, firefighters are looking for the body of an 11-year-old boy who fell into an overflowing gypsum river. and you can see here just how close the water has come to at least one home in rosenberg. the rising rivers in southeast texas also prompted the evacuation of two prisons. the brazos is expected to reach over 53 feet later this week, which could be the highest ever recorded here. >> thank you. the remains of tropical storm bonnie are dumping more rains on the mid-atlantic. more than eight inches has already fallen on parts of south carolina. david begnaud is in jasper county where highways are blocked by floodwaters this morning. good morning. >> reporter: this part of the state -- good morning -- this part of the state is known as
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the low country. the inland flooding i'm standing in is not uncommon. when bonnie moved ashore, it essentially stopped. it was stationary, and the flooding became severe and significant. a half mile behind subcommittee i-95. it has reopened. that's the good news travelers wanted to hear as they head south and head home on this memorial day. on sunday, charleston, south carolina, was hit with record-setting rainfall. tropical storm bonnie made landfall with winds of up to 35 miles per hour. >> a little lake here. going through. >> reporter: in jasper county, south carolina, the water rose quickly, flooding gas stations, cars, and some homes. >> we woke up this morning, and our whole yard has flooded. we've been living here almost 41 years and never experienced anything like this. >> reporter: the flooding prompted officials to evacuate the county jail and transfer prison force neighboring counties -- prisoners to neighboring counties. greatest threat was on the
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roads. flash flooding transformed highways into waterways. these stranded travelers were rescued by boat after their car got stuck in floodwater. >> nothing could have forewarned us. >> we didn't realize it, and the water kept getting deeper and deeper. >> reporter: on i-95 sunday in the city of ridgeland, traffic was at a standstill. flooding forced officials to close the southbound lanes all day sunday. how long have you been stuck in the i-95 traffic? >> 3.5 hours. >> reporter: how far have you gone? >> three miles. >> reporter: in nearby coastal areas, beaches normally packed with tourists on this holiday weekend were all but deserted. high winds and dangerous riptides kept swimmers away. >> this sucks, it does. i guess we'll have to find something indoors to do. >> reporter: here in jasper county, they had nine water rescues in about 24 hours. i-95 southbound reopened. that's the great news. anthony, now that bonnie is starting to move, she's heading plrth and east.
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been told heads up, it's headed your way. >> david, thanks. as david said, the wet weather is moving up the coast. a soggy morning in new york city. meteorologist nicole mitchell of cbs station wfor is tracking the severe weather. good morning. and good morning. we are going to be dealing with that rain for days from bonnie. this is a slow-moving system. now, still a tropical depression. winds at 30 miles per hour. winds were never really the problem with all of this. it has been the rain that this has funneled in. so as this slowly moves up the coastline, not moving off the coastline, for the next couple of days, thursday or friday, it's going to continue to produce areas of rain. here's the broad moisture plume. you see the moisture coming all the way up from the atlantic, all the way up the coastline. we're going to have areas of rain widespread up the coast. two to three aio
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and heavier amounts. and texas even more of this heavy rain for the next couple of days. we could get three or four inches easily. back to you. >> thanks. the tsa is trying to keep travelers moving this morning at the end of a busy holiday weekend. bomb-sniffing dogs at chicago's o'hare airport helped speed up security screening. nearly 900 dog teams were scattered at airports across the u.s. and a terminal at new york's jfk airport is back up and running. a computer system failure yesterday crippled international travel there. passengers say workers had to write some boarding passes by hand. donald trump will try to answer lingering questions over his fund-raising for veterans charities at a news conference. the presumptive republican nominee spoke at the rolling thunder rally on the mall pledging to help veterans. more on how the trump campaign is trying to sharpen its
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message. julianna, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as donald trump worked the stage, his top aides worked the beltway media fighting back against reports that the presumptive republican nominee's campaign is in a state of chaos and might lack the muscle it needs for a likely match-up against hillary clinton. >> i thought this would be like dr. martin luther king where the people would be lined up from here all the way to the washington monument, right. >> reporter: donald trump stood in front of a smaller than expected crowd at the lincoln memorial. >> do we love the bikers? yes. >> reporter: and delivered a standard stump speech in an anything-but-standard setting. the presumptive republican nominee tore into hillary clinton, touted his immigration proposals, and paid special tribute to america's troops and veterans. >> we're going to rebuild our military and take care of our veterans. >> reporter: trump announced that on tuesday he'll be releasing the names of veterans charities that received money he raised earlier this
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>> we raised almost $6 million for the vets. >> reporter: the billionaire businessman has come under fire for not fully accounting for the $6 million he says came in from a january fundraiser just before the iowa caucuses. while in washington, his aides were playing cleanup. >> we've seen this time and time again -- >> reporter: campaign manager corey lewandowski pushed back against reports that trump's campaign is rife with infighting and is being poorly managed. >> the media wants to perpetuate the story that there's infighting in the campaign. the bottom line is we're winning. >> reporter: while the chairman and chief strategist paul manafort steered the conversation toward trump's likely democratic opponent. >> trouble follows the clintons eve everywhere. people are frustrated with the drama and history of the clinton family. >> reporter: trump's campaign manager says his team spent less than the clinton campaign did and got better results. corey lewandowski says it's an indication of how a trump administration wouru
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>> thanks. also in washington is rick davis, political contributor for cbsn. he was campaign manager for john mccain's 2008 presidential bid. good morning. >> good morning. >> what do you make of all these reports of infighting in the trump campaign? >> sounds like a presidential race to me. [ laughter ] i mean, there isn't a presidential campaign that doesn't have infighting. they go along with each other. look, a lot of power circulating around the campaigns that need to be distributed. and a good campaign distributes it along a broad base. and in the trump campaign, it doesn't have a broad base. so the power is tightly controlled at the top, mostly by donald trump, and the aides around him have to work pretty hard, dig in, and sometimes against each other to try and -- >> is there a problem that he needs or wants to have at this point when he's consolidating support in the party? >> oh, dit
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he wants to be talking about a contrast with hillary clinton, especially the time when she's trying to define a contrast with bernie sanders. so it's a sitting duck for him. the fact that he spends any time talking about his own campaign is really a bad day in the campaign. for sure this is not the kind of thing he want to be going through now. >> along those lines, you're saying he wants to stick to the message and it's off message now. he's also criticizing fellow republicans still. so how this or will this ever catch up to him because he continues to do so? >> well, the reality i think, and it's hard to tell from the outside looking in, but i think in his mind, that's on message. i mean, he is going after all the establishment, whether the establishment is a republican in washington or in a state or democrat anywhere in the country. when he goes on a tirade and attacks both republicans and democrats at the same time, his base, the people who
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become the nominee of the party are high fiving. they love that. it's red meat. mana from heaven for them. i think in his mind that's the campaign plan. now, whether that's broad enough appeal to be able to win a national election i think has got people scratching their heads. >> a lot of people scratching their heads. you heard it. rick davis, thank you. hillary clinton has left the campaign trail in california where she faces a primary fight with bernie sanders. he's using clinton's e-mail scandal to question her electability. demarco morgan is in chappaqua, new york, where clinton and former president bill clinton plan to appear together on memorial day. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. hillary clinton and bill will march in the parade. they are expected to. clinton is not scheduled to be back in california until monday, that's the day before the june 7th primary. >> we come out
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convention with the nomination, donald trump is toast! >> reporter: on sunday, sanders pup in california.asn't giving >> california is the big enchilada. >> reporter: and floated that clinton's e-mail investigation could be a liability. >> it was not a good report for secretary clinton. that is something that the american people, democrats, and delegates will have to take a hard look at. >> reporter: a hard turn from this line last year -- >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails. >> reporter: clinton, last seen in california on friday, was defended by supporters. >> hillary clinton broke no law. >> she was mistaken. she thought that it was approved. >> if she was a man, this wouldn't be the same at the same level. >> reporter: california is ready for the political revolution. >> reporter: even if sanders wins, clinton could clinch the nomination. she only needs 73 delegates. that's just 8% of the remaining delegates. sanders says the democratic nominating sysis
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>> over 400 superdelegates came on board clinton's campaign before anybody else was in the race. that's not rigged. i think it's a dumb process. >> reporter: for sander, a win would provide negotiating power that allows him to lay claim to the party's platform at the convention. that means he could also have a say in clinton's decision for a running mate. someone he would view as a progressive choice. anthony? >> demarco, thanks. iraq is seeing a wave of deadly new violence this morning. isis claims responsibility for a series of bombings around baghdad that killed at least 24. shiite militia groups are backing the operation by iraqi military troops and tanks. fallujah is one of the last major isis strongholds in western iraq. more than 50,000 civilians are thought to be trapped in that city. more than 700 people may have died this week in a
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of migrant boat disasters in the mediterranean. that's according to u.n. and other agencies. video shows an overloaded fishing boat overturning, sending dozens of people into the water. it's one of at least three deadly shipwrecks in the past week. the italian navy sunday delivered dozens of survivors to the shore. rescuers have saved about 14,000 migrants from the mediterranean in recent days. this morning, we still don't know the motive of a gunman who sparked panic in a houston neighborhood. investigators say the man fired dozens of shots, killing one person. at least five others were wounded, including two officers. police killed the gunman. omar villafranca shows how the dramatic scene unfolded. >> reporter: rapid gunfire echoed across this west houston neighborhood sunday morning. >> bullet after bullet after bullet after bullet. nonstop. >> reporter: houston police said it all began when a man armed with an ar-15 and a pistol shot someone in the h
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this tire and auto center. >> male supposed to be standing at the corner shooting a gun. supposedly a shotgun or rifle. >> reporter: damage to this police suv shows the onslaught officers faced. >> we had one of our investigators count 21 bullet strikes to that hpd patrol car. >> reporter: five rounds struck a houston police helicopter, and police believe a fire at a service station across the street started when a stray bullet hit a gas pump. >> the bullet hit the door and went through the seat. >> reporter: at least two bullets narrowly missed john honeycut, driving through the neighborhood. >> i said, my god, this is a sniper or something shooting at me. so i just ducked down and fell as fast as i could. >> reporter: during the nearly hour-long ordeal, houston officers held their fire until s.w.a.t. arrived. >> the only law enforcement officer who fired a weapon was the s.w.a.t. officer who fatally struck the
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at the scene was initially thought to be a second shooter. but police are trying to determine his involvement. he was shot but is expected to survive. a little boy is safe after escaping a gorilla's grasp inside a zoo. [ screams ] >> oh, my god! >> ahead, controversy over the decision by zoo officials to shoot and kill that
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he's done it! >> checkered flag. you just won the indy 500, baby! >> a ra-- a rookie driver won. alexander rossi from california took the indy 500th in front of more than 350,000 fans. it was incredibly close. he ran out of fuel at the end of his victory lap and got help from teammates. he was a 66-1 long shot. the first rookie to win in 15 years following good company, castroneves the last to do it. >> rookie and team -- >> people don't think about in the sport. >> you're right. 24. a great story. welcome back to "cbs this
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safe, but only after terrifying moments when a gorilla carried him around inside a zoo exhibit. we'll look at the controversial response and how some want the boy's family held accountable. plus, the cosmetics industry relies on 60,000 ingredients. we'll look at whether anti-aging creams are worth the cost, and the one product that experts say works better than all the rest ahead. in headlines, "the chicago tribune" says gun violence in that city did not take a holiday. police say there were about 40 shootings between friday and sunday afternoon. four of them deadly. at least 48 people were wounded. 19 of the shootings were in or near a single district of chicago's west side. patrols are being added for the final day of the long weekend. the "los angeles times" says a soccer star kidnapped in mexico is safe. gunmen
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his hometown. the city is in a northern state that's been plagued by drug violence. authorities did not explain how he was freed. pulido was on the 2016 world cup soccer team. the "washington post" says pope francis unlike his predecessor has no plans to retire. the pope said at the vatican yesterday he's never thought of quitting because of the many responsibilities. the 79-year-old said in the past that he expects to be pope for a short time. he has never specifically ruled out retiring like pope benedict who stepped down in 2013. "the new york times" says the number of product recalls is rising. a record 51 million vehicles were recalled last year. that's nearly three times as many as were sold. annual food recalls have doubled since 2002. the increase is driven by better detection tools, stricter safety rules, and more companies that share the s
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new york's "daily news" news" raises questions about the safety of amusement park rides nationwide. more than 1,000 injuries on u.s. thrill rides are expected every year. about half of the parks don't answer a trade group's annual safety survey. there's no federal regulation due to a 1981 law, and state oversight is spotty. the group says there's no proof that federal oversight would improve what it calls an excellent safety record. the cincinnati zoo and botanical garden faces backlash for its decision to kill a characteristically endangered grill -- critically endangered gorilla.. a 4-year-old boy broke through the barrier saturday. you see him being carried around by that 450-pound male gorilla. zoo officials shot the animal. the boy is now out of the hospital and doing okay. jamie yuccas shows how some critics believe the boy's parents should be to blame. >> reporter: good morning. cincinnati zoo officials say the d
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the railing, through wires, and over a wall. he ended up in the exhibit's moat 15 feet below. the gorilla did not attack the boy, but officials felt because of the animal's massive size it was a life threatening situation. we want to warn you that some of the video you're about to see is disturbing. [ screams ] >> reporter: onlookers screamed as harambe scooped up a 4-year-old boy and carried him through the moat of the cincinnati zoo and botanical garden's gorilla exhibit saturday. the child was mother can be heard calling to her son off camera. >> mommy loves you. i'm right here. >> reporter: the boy can be heard screaming. [ screams ] >> the gorilla has the child and is dragging him around the pen. >> reporter: after about ten tense minutes, the zoo's dangerous animal response team killed the 450-pound gorilla.. the child was taken to the hospital and released later that night. >> made a tough choice and the right choice. they saved that little boy's life. it could have been very bad.
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>> reporter: zoo director thay mindard -- >> the reason it was not tranquilized is it may take a while. it could take a few minutes. >> reporter: officials are being criticized for killing the endangered western lowland gorilla. on facebookthe page justice for harambe, has received thousands of likes. peta condemned the killing urging families to stay away from any facility that displays animals as side shows for humans to gawk at. also under fire are the children's parents. an online petition accused him of negligence -- accused them of negligence saying they did not keep a closer watch on the child. the boy's family issued a statement thanking the zoo staff saying, "we know this was a very difficult decision." this isn't the first time a young boy found himself in a gorilla enclosure. in 1986, a gorilla named jambo
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famously guarded a 5-year-old after he fell over a ledge at a zoo in the u.k. harambe arrived at the cincinnati zoo in 2014 and was one of their nine western lowland gorillas. the date before the incident, he turned 17. >> the people who have an opinion as to what should have happened to that gorilla, they really don't know. >> oh, my good! >> reporter: kim o'connor shot the video. >> they didn't see it. they don't know how close to the end of life that child was. >> mommy loves you. >> reporter: at the time of the accident, there were two other female gorillas in the exhibit that were called away. officials say that in 38 years of operation, there has never been a security breach at the outdoor gorilla exhibit. they are reviewing the security they have in place. >> such -- that is a difficult decision to have make. you just don't know what was going to happen. >> reporter: on line, everyone had a different reaction. >> you think back a couple months ago, a tiger incident. it was the same thing, reaction was across the board, and they used a tranquilizer. >> they did wait ten minu
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in our next hour, animal expert jack hanna joins us for a closer look at the controversial killing. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." a pair of sharks attacks over the holiday weekend stunned beachgoers. a 13-year-old boy in florida got an eight-inch gash on his leg after swimming in neptune beach. lifeguards treated him at the scene. he was taken to a hospital and is expected to be okay. in southern california, a suspected great white shark bit a woman in her torso and shoulder. crews on newport beach pulled her from the water. she underwent surgery and is also expected to survive. are you paying too much for your kos met sonics good question. anna werner looks at the price of beauty next. and if you're heading out, watch us live through the cbs all-access app on your digital device. coming up, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell in studio 57. we'll be right back.
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a senate committee is expected to consider new regulations on what goes into cosmetics. the personal care safety act would give the fda the power to look closer at make-up, lotions, and anti-aging treatments. on average, women use 12 beauty products every day which contain 168 ingredients. for men, an average of six products with just 85 ingredients. the industry takes in more than $60 billion a year. anna werner looks into what you're getting for your money. >> reporter: welcome to the new jersey headquarters of johnson & johnson, maker of brands including neutrogena and aveeno where company scientists search for the fountain of youth. naomi fergewil leads the team developing face care products. >> what works best depend on the skin care needs thaton
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>> reporter: here, women in a focus group tested a cream to target crows feet around the eyes. >> making me feel like i'm helping my anti-aging slowdown. >> reporter: cosmetics companies insist products is k help smooth, repairing wrinkles, or fading age spots. count this dermatologist among the skeptics. >> they're looking for a fountain of youth in a bottle. it doesn't exist. >> reporter: we looked at products like two moisturizers. one costs about $10, the other $170. is there any difference that would account for the dmifs cost here? -- difference in cost here? >> no. >> reporter: so you would vote for the product that costs $10? >> without a doubt. >> reporter: you say they do essentially the same thing? >> they're both moisturizers. >> reporter: the special eye creams? >> eye creams are basically moisturizers put in little tubes and cost
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>> reporter: don't need an eye cream? >> if you don't put it here, you shouldn't put it here and vice versa. >> reporter: whether they're called night creams, day creams, or eye creams, she says they all basically do the same thing -- provide temporary moisturizing effects. >> anti-aging is a marketing term. science has never found yet an great that slows or reverses the aging process. >> we spend a lot of time, years, researching the ingredients that we use in our products to know what will work best. >> reporter: at the same time, there are questions about many of the 60,000 ingredients that are found in cosmetic products. nika leba is with the nonprofit working group. >> the laws that govern the industry haven't been updated since the 1930s. companies with k use more ingredient as they see fit without any regulation. >> reporter: the group's skin-deep educate base ranks smekts by -- cosmetics by hazard
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with labels of green, yellow, or red. among concern, pair bens, link in studies to cancer, and that will -- and phthlates. some chemicals have been rele e released including foreimmediately highs releasers, from products. >> we look first and foremost at the safety of the ingredient in our products. we also look at the concern that our consumers have. >> reporter: what's a consumer to do? >> with all that said, there is a magic potion out there -- >> reporter: that is? >> sunscreen. the most biologically active anti-aging product, bar none, is sunscreen. >> reporter: if dr. frye hasn't convinced you, back at the lab, j&j just might. researchers anya coola took photos of my face with sophisticated equipment to give me a peek into the future.
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sfre eventually if i don't use sunscreen? >> yes. essentially. >> reporter: really? this -- >> is the face of tomorrow. the photo aged face of tomorrow. >> reporter: really? so no sunscreen and this equals that? >> yes. this is what we see. >> reporter: wow, that's pad. doctors say make sure to always wear your sunscreen. that goes for men, too. for "cbs this morning," anna werner, new york. >> anna is very brave. and the lesson is learned. we did reach out to the personal care product council which told us, "there are many new technologies such as antioxidants, hydroxy acids, and peptides that help produce or prevent these signs of aging. companies must have data to support any product claims that they make." we were laughing -- i don't want to see that. i don't want to see it. >> i love anna's reaction to her photo -- really? >> really? a motorcycle championship turns explosive. ahead, the scary
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it's memorial day, monday, may 30th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including anger over a too-close encounter at a zoo. we'll ask animal expert jack hanna if they should have shot a gorilla that picked up a child. first our "eye opener" at .8:00 >> mandatory evacuation for low-lying parts alanguage the brazils on -- along the river that's at flood stage. >> i-95 has reopened. good news travelers were wanting to hear. ti>> sll a tropical depression. winds were never really the problem. it's been the rain that this has funneled in. top aides worked the media fighting back against reports that the presumptive republican
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of chaos. >> what do you make of the reports of infighting in the trump campaign? >> sounds like a presidential race to me. >> for sanders a win would provide negotiating power that helps lay claim to the party platform at the convention. the child ended up in the gorilla exhibited's moat. the gorilla did not attack the boy, but officials felt that because of the animal's massive size, it was a life threatening situation. a fake band that become a real band that wasn't really really. >> see, now you're off in the weeds with me because i don't know the answer to that question. >> do you think this could be your last? >> no. we'll tour again next year. >> you are? >> absolutely. we'll tour until one of us drops. then the other will go on as the monkey. i'm anthony mason with michelle miller and dana jaco
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network. charlie, gayle, and norah are off. memorial day will be a soaker for millions around the u.s. flooding is blamed for at least six deaths in texas after heavy rain. several other people are still missing. rising rivers have forced several communities to evacuate in southeast texas. the brazos river is five feet above flood level and rising. >> other parts of texas are under flood warnings. severe thunderstorms could also pummel the central plains. and the mid-atlantic is bracing for the remains of a tropical storm. tropical depression bonnie made landfall yesterday in south carolina. the greatest threat was on the highways. traffic was brought to a standstill near the georgia state line. one driver reported moving just three miles in 3.5 hours. we've been telling you how the cincinnati zoo and botanical garden's decision to kill an endangered gorilla is sparking
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outrage. a 4-year-old boy made it past a barrier and into an enclosure 15 feet below. he came face to face with a 450-pound male gorilla named harambe. the zoo said the boy was dragged and thrown before the animal was shot and killed. the child was treated at a hospital. >> his family says he's "home and doing just fine." you know jack hanna from his many national tv appearances over the years. director emeritus of the columbus zoo and aquarium and joins us now. good morning. >> good morning. >> you've been doing this for over 40 years. we've seen the video several times. what is it that you see in that video about the gorilla's behavior that perhaps we don't? >> quickly if i could say one thing, ten seconds, the hanna family, columbus zoo, cincinnati zoo, zoo world, this is a terrible tragedy. however, we've given over tens of millions over last years to the gorilla world. i happen to have a three miles
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rwanda, mountain gorillas. however, what you see, you hear the screaming going on, you hear the screaming going on, watch that gorilla's response, by the way. he doesn't know what's going on. this is a silver back, not a female. he hears the response, you see from the face, he's alarmed. yes, he looks at the child there. what happens when you tranquilize the animal? whether a gorilla, whatever animal it might be, research in the wild with gorillas, i've seen what happens. i know what happens. when that dart hits the animal, you can imagine, the animal -- it's like a shot, he jumpgs. what would happen -- he jumps. what would happen if he had the little boy? i've seen a silver back grail take a green coconut which you can't bust open with a hatchet go like this. beyond the strength that you even know. choice between human life, animal life. >> you believe the zoo made the right decision. obviously the cincinnati zoo said a child's life was in danger and a quick decision had to be made. it sounds like you agree with them? i
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i work with gorillas and seen them for over 35 years. i have a home next to them in rwanda, the mountain grill amp these are gorillas in africa. i've seen this for 35 years, both the zoological situation and the ones in the wild, what's happening in the wild now is sometimes tragic. i've seen gorillas with snares on their hand, rotting thuf. this is a medical -- rotting off. this is a millisecond decision. we're all sorry. thank goodness a human being is alive because of the decision of the cincinnati zoo. human life, animal life. what happened, how the child got in is not my business. we can't build 15-foot walls around everything in the zoological park. if you measure our safety against other recreational things in this country, we'd be at the top of safety when you take the amount of tragedy o
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injuries, we're at the top of that -- with billions of visitors. >> some are critical of the family. there's even a petition on line attacking the family. i mean, do you think there is more that needs to be done to essentially keep people out of these kind of enclosures? >> we can only do so much. what keeps somebody from going across an interstate, what keeps -- i've seen children do all kinds of thing in shopping centers. what do we do? where does it end? the safety of our visitor, animals, and employees comes first. we practice hours and hours every week. every zoo in the country. the american zoo and aquarium association works every week, practicing hours on safety. we try the best we can. i don't know the situation in cincinnati. i'm not going to tell you that nothing is easier in our country. we have a beautiful thing and educate people and do it in a safe way. we can't protect everything all the time. if anybody in this country can
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thing, musical parks, water parks, zoos, then somebody's telling you a fib because we try our best with safety first. >> what's the lesson to be learned for other parents? >> well, for me it is with children, you obviously have to watch children in a shopping center, a water park. we do the best we can again. the advice to parents, the zoo is one of the safest places you can go in the world visit a zoological park. it's one of the safest places to go. watch your kids. we have children in most zoos 3 to 12 years old that come to our summer camps. we have several hundred that come to our summer camps and see the zoo. we're monitoring the kids all the time. every second. i'm sure that the mother did the best she could. i don't know, i wasn't there. >> jack hanna. a tragic situation on -- all around. thank you. >> yep.
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donald trump trying to clear up questions about his campaign's management. the presumptive republican nominee tweeted sunday, "my campaign has perhaps more cash than any campaign in the history of politics." trump spoke at yesterday's rolling thunder rally on the national mall. every year bikers ride to the capital to draw attention to veterans issues. trump railed against the v.a. and his likely opponent, hillary clinton. >> on friday, trump attacked the federal judge assigned to hear a fraud case against trump university. trump said gonzalo curiel should recuse himself. >> i have a judge who's a hater of donald trump will a hater. he's a hater. his name is gonzalo curiel. the judge who happens to be, i believe, mexican, which is great, that's fine.
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i think mexicans will end up loving donald trump after i give all these jobs. >> after trump spoke, curiel granted a request to unseal court documents. trump said the judge had "placed the integrity of these court proceedings at issue." bernie sanders had a message for democratic leaders in california last night. >> i say to the democratic leadership, look around you, in fresno, california, tonight. this is the energy that will retain the white house, regain the senate. and governors races all across the country. >> sanders said earlier the nominating system is flawed when superdelegate pledge support so early. sanders is aggressively campaigning in california. even if he wins the delegate-rich primary tuesday, sanders faces long odds. hiy
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remaining delegates to lock up the nomination. thousands filled the national mall last night to honor veterans and the men and women who gave their lives in battle. ♪ america america ♪ ♪ god shed his grace on thee >> katherine mcfee sang "america the beautiful" at the national memorial day concert. former secretary of state general colin powell thanked troops and veterans for their service. >> today's troops return to a welcoming country grateful for their service. but they, too, still suffer the wounds of war physically and emotionally. and there's so much more we must do to help them and their families. >> the concert honored more than 400,000 service members, veterans, and their family members buried at arlington national cemetery. a major new study suggests a link between cell
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a new study on cell phone radiation is raising cancer fears this morning. lab animals exposed to the same type of radiation found in cell phones had increased rates of brain and heart tumors. dr. david agus is skeptical of the report. leads the west side cancer center at the university of southern california and is with us from los angeles. good morning, david. >> good morning. >> this study found that cell phone radiation developedn
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brain in rats led to heart tumo tumors. questioning how do they measure that specifically? >> it's an interesting study. this was looking at rats and mice. they exposed them for 18 hours to cell phone radiation, on and off, ten minutes on, ten off. what they found at the end of two years, starting five days after conception for two full years, what they found is that 3% of the males -- in females none at all, but 3% of males had glioma gliomas. in this study none did, but an interesting fact is rats exposed to radiation lived longer than the rats who weren't. one of the reasons we might have
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than the control group. the study wasn't that well done. >> why do you say that, david? >> well, this wasn't a published study. the results aren't going to be published for another year or more. in the science world, we don't release data whether they're not able to be peer reviewed and studied. one of the reviewers who added to the end was one of the heads of the nih who stated, as you see here, "i suspect that this experiment is substantially underpowered and that the few positive results found may be false." i think to alarm the public when the data certainly aren't conclusive and are not able to review by scientists across the country is not appropriate and creates alarm that isn't needed. >> it's not the first time we've seen headlines like this y. did they release it if you say that it wasn't a complete result there? >> i'm not quite sure. they said that it -- in order for citizens to be aware, they want to release it. over the last decade, there have been multiple studies
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that since 1980s when cell phones came out until today, there's no change in the incidence of brain cancer in the united states, in australia, europe, all of them there were studies done showing no real difference. if there's a dramatic effect on cancers but cell phones, we're not seeing it by humans yet. the cause for alarm i don't think appropriate. >> i was saying we should note that gliomas are treatable. >> gliomas are treatable. when you look at the big picture, the biggest danger from cell phones by far and away is texting and driving. has nothing to do with cancer. >> press skiesly. if you -- precisely. if you still have concerns, what do you recommend? >> i don't think you should be worried. certainly you can talk on bluetooth in your car, the speaker phone component. best of all is something that i tell my kids every day, have a real conversation with somebody. >> good luck w
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>> good luck with that. dr. david agus. thank you. >> thank you. high school graduate gets a gift from his classmates. his mom. that is next. and don't forget the daily "eye opener" e-mail, your world in 90 seconds direct to your inb inbox.
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graduation day reunited a maryland high school student with his mom after four years. she lives more than 5,000 miles away. michael turtsea left to play basketball outside of baltimore. the paper mentioned his family struggled to make ends meet back home. his classmates secretly raised $1,600 to help bring his mom, felicia ikpum, to the united states. >> to my friends and classmates, thank you for extending this helping hand to my mother. the greatest moment of my life right now. >> here's the moment the two first saw each other. earlier this month
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just call him the human arrow. the well-known base jumper and wing suit pilot used the great wall of china as the back drop for his latest stunt, corliss dropped from a helicopter at 6,000 feet, flew through the air at more than 120 miles per hour, and hit a target suspended over the wall. he said it took ten months to coordinate and plan the stunt. wow. >> and hit the target. ten months? welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell is here in studio 57 here in our toyota green room. we'll look at his view of the president behind the scenes and the personal struggle he faced as a child with polio. also, the former marine whose comic strip is drawing praise. meet the author of
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land," and see how he shares a powerful story of life on the battlefield and beyond ahead. right now, time to show some of those this morning's headlines. our colorado springs affiliate, kttv, says a veteran has memorized 2,300 names of fallen troops. ron white wrote them on a wall in colorado springs. he's a national memory champion. white is on a cross-country tour writing the names in 20 locations. he says it's his way of keeping their memory alive. "time" looks at tonight's close encounter in the solar system. mars seen here from the hubble space telescope, there it is, earlier this month, will draw within 47 million miles of earth. still a long way away, but mars can sometimes be more than five times that far away. tonight's approach is the closest in 11 years. the honolulu star advertiser says surfer and shark attack survivor bethany hamilton delivered a huge
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at the fiji women's pro tournament. she lost her left arm 13 years ago in a shark attack. her impressive run yesterday took down the number-one surfer. hamilton now moves to the quarterfinals. >> need instant replay for this. the "washington post" found a mistake on the nba's facebook page. golden state beat oklahoma city to force a game seven in the series. tonight's winner will go to the finals. the nba jumped the gun on facebook saying, "the warriors will play cleveland starting on thursday." a rematch from last year. no shock here, suspicious fan says that's what the league and the networks want. the mistake reported she blamed on a computer glitch that posted a tentative schedule. >> it was a great game. oklahoma city game. one more to go. party unity is an open question on both sides of the 2016 presidential race. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell is thinking about the big picture. the kentuck
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won a u.s. senate seat in 1984. mcconnell has played a pivotal role in some of the hardest fought moments in modern politics from obama care and campaign finance to the current battle over the president's supreme court nominee. his new memoir, "the long game," mcconnell reveals his childhood memories and lessons that resonate today. senator, thanks for being here. good morning. >> good morning. >> happily memorial day. thank you. >> one of the more striking things you write about in your book is your battle at a very early age with polio and how your mother handled that. how did that affect you in the long term do you think? >> it was incredible what she did. i mean, she to watch me like a hawk for two years and keep me off my feet and administer physical therapy regimen that she was taught at warm springs in georgia where roosevelt had set up a polio treatment center. she had to watch me every waking moment for literally two years. my first memory in life was the thst visit to warm springs where
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normal kid and be able to walk. >> how did you feel? do you remember? >> that's my first memory in l. we stopped in a shoe store on the way back to our town in alabama and bought a pair of low-top shoes. an indication that i -- they said -- >> you would be able to walk. >> i would be able to walk without a brace. without her, that wouldn't have happened. >> she said she'd have to tell you that you could walk, but you couldn't walk. it was an interesting dynamic -- >> yeah, particularly somebody that young. to try to convey the impression that you were going to be okay, but in the meantime, unlike the other kids your age, you're not going to be able to run around and the other things that go along with being a 2 to 4-year-old. >> you see so much mental fortitude in that. and later in life, i mean in teenage years, getting into politics. we saw it, too, there was a great story in the book about you getting endorsements from high school classmates, going up to the head cheerleader and saying, endorse me. where did the idea come from and how did k
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>> i was an underdog, i thought. i was running against the kid i thought was better known than i was. he was a better student. i figured i better run a better campaign. my dad said, well, who are the best-known people in high school? the cheerleaders. >> right. >> or the football players. >> what was your snitch. >> i just asked them -- your pitch? >> i just asked them. amazingly they said yes. >> that was half the battle. >> you have endorsed donald trump. >> yeah. >> and does that mean that you approve of that you will he's done? >> let me pull -- that you support all he's done? >> let me put it this way, the average american is $3,000 worse off than they were when president obama came to office. the country is yearning for a change. my view is four more years like the last eight is not good for the country. he won the nomination fair and square. he competed like
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he got most votes. i think it's disrespectful of the republican electorate to see i'm smarter than you are, and i'm not going to support your choice. >> what have you said to brian in regards to that? he's still not endorsed donald trump. >> paul has his own view of this. my view is the republican primarily voters have spoken. i know what we get with hillary clinton. i'd rather take my chances on somebody new who i think, particularly with regard to the supreme court will appoint people that i think would be better for the country. >> you've got the bushes who are not going to the convention center, mccain, not going to the convention, mitt romney not going to the convention. is there a chance to bring the party closer together? >> if you look at the survey data, the party is coming together already. simply the end of the primary season in effect is bringing the party together. it's a statement of
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that neither candidate is popular. they're quite unpopular at the moment. in the surveys i looked at indicate the democrats will ultimately gather because they don't like trump. and the republicans will rally because they don't like clinton. neither of the candidates is likely to get a big, wet kiss from the american public. >> what would you like to see him do differently? >> what i'd like to see is a more studious approach. >> studious? >> studious. >> meaning? >> i'm a big fan of prepared text occasionally. >> he's not. he's not. >> foreign exchange -- >> do you think he's going to go to that -- >> i ran into him at the nra convention that happened to be in my hometown of louisville. we were talking in the green room before he went on. i said, have you got a script? he pulled it out. i said, are you going to use it? he said, i hate scripts. he said, they bowyre the audien. i said, put me down in f
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boring. i like scripts. >> does that scare you that he goes off -- >> no. i think what it will say to the public is, okay, i'm good at retaining audiences, but i know what i'm doing. he used to prepare texts to talk about energy. i thought it was good. he did it at the apac, american israel affairs committee. he has the capacity to do it. i think winning the white house is more than just entertaining a large audience. he proved that. i think the american people would like to see him fill in the blanks. i thought the list of supreme court appointments was excellent. well thought out and reassuring. >> you talked a lot -- we've heard a lot and talked about the supreme court. since you went there, i thought it was interesting, in the book early on, you wrote about the senate and -- having the sense of value for slow and steady deliberation. the type of work that depends on more patient diplomacy than on power plays and media
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and that just leads me to believe why not in the senate right now have debates over supreme court nomme? why wait when that's something that you cherish in the senate? >> well, this is the unusual situation. you have a vacancy in the middle of a presidential election. what is the history of that? it's been 80 years since a vacancy in the middle of a presidential election was confirmed. go back to 1888 gloefr cleveland in the white house, to find the last time the senate, the other party confirmed a supreme court vacancy occurring in a presidential election year. we're in the middle of deciding who ought to make this appointment. so it is different -- >> although we've already decided, therestating president. he's already -- there is a sitting president. he's already made his nomination. >> that's correct. under the constitution, we have a shared royal -- shared role. advice and consent means he gets to send the nomination up, we decide on whether to act on it. this president should not be able to fill the vacancy on the way out the door. the american people are in the
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and this nomination will be filled by the next president. >> we'd love to keep asking more questions. we must go. senator mitch mcconnell, thank you. the long game -- the "long game" goes on sale tomorrow. an iraq veteran's bittersweet comic strip gives fans a flap -- >> were you worried that you would get pushback? >> yeah. every day i thought i would get in trouble for it. >> next, how "terminal lance"
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you gotten myself into? >> as soon as i was off the bus and this was a dude screaming in my face, i was like, what did i do? this was a terrible idea. >> reporter: you may not recognize maximilian udiarte, but millions recognize the work he's created in his comic "terminal lance." >> thank you very much. >> reporter: he has hundreds of thousands of followers social media. for some, his message and drawings have left a permanent mark. like the title of his comic strip, max is a terminal lance, which means he only achieved the low rank of lance corporal. he started sketching when he came pack from his first deployment in iraq, turning his experience into art. >> i found out there wasn't anything that accurately represented sort of my generation of marines. it was really geared toward the older generation, semper fi. >> reporter: "terminal lance" pokes fun at the marine corps in
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joking about the food or serious issues like training and promotions. were you worried about pushback? >> yeah. every day i thought i would get it trouble for it. >> reporter: especially when he makes fun of those in command. even retired marine corps four-star general kelly was a terminal lance. >> it expresses frustration, lack of understanding, it ex-tresses a lot of different emotions. i think it's almost always spot on. >> reporter: no longer on active duty, max now spends his days sketching every comic by hand, drawing on his own experience to tackle tough issues. >> and this strip i wanted to talk about the general apathy that your civilian friends back home have toward your marine corps experience. >> reporter: in the first panel, the main character is preparing to join the marines. the second panel shows him returning from his first tour of duty. >> he's telling them i just
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profound and life changing experiences. his buddy at home is in the same spot, looks the same, and says, cool, did you kill anyone? >> reporter: you get back and everyone is the same. >> everybody's exactly the same. doing the same things as when you left. >> me personally, i didn't feel like i belonged anywhere anywhere. >> reporter: ben marchitell was also a terminal lance in the marines. when he returned from iraq, he saw his friend got shot. back home, he couldn't stop thinking it was his fault. >> eventually it turned into drugs and alcohol and other vices. a destructive path. >> reporter: he discovered the comic strip and the best-selling graphic novel, "the white donkey," which takes on a serious tone with topics like ptsd and suicide. >> reading everything that the author had put down, maximilian had written, it helped show me a version of myself that i rabb dealing with and battling for the better part of a decade now. i do truly believe that it wasn't my fault. i know it it wasn't
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it means a lot to me that i can actually say that out loud. >> i wanted to tell the story that really represented the reality of how combat deployments can go and how you can lose people that are close to you instantaneously. and that it creates a conflict that doesn't have a resolution. >> reporter: after reading "the white donkey," ben realized he could turn his life around. he's now studying to be a therapist. >> i have something that they can laugh at and identify with. >> reporter: max hopes civilians will also read the book to get a better understanding of the emotional experience thousands of men and women in uniform bring home from war. >> as has been voiced to me a lot of times, you know, sir, i'm glad they don't understand what i've been through. if they did, they'd of been through it themselves. it's better that they don't know what i'm talking about. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," carter evans, los angeles. >> humor finding a way to heal. >> yes. >> a
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president obama talks about preserving memories of fallen warriors next on "cbs this morning."
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we've got all the ways for you to honor memorial today in the nation's capital. plus the best burgers in dc from duke's grocery are cooking in the great day kitchen. it's perfect for your memorial day barbecue. it is monday, may 30th, memorial day, and this is great day washington. and good morning. my name is chris leary. and i'm markette sheppard, we're your hosts of great day washington every day, but we're so thankful and honored to be hosting you this memorial day. we have lots of veterans in town, chris. yeah, that's really nice. and it's nice that we actually pay homage to them.
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yeah. they did a lot for us, and it's time we, you know, we say thank you to them. i love memorial day. i really do. yeah, i know. and if you go down to the national mall, we have the national park service here. they're celebrating their centennial, and i heard the representative say every day is memorial day on the national mall. you cannot go down there and not meet a veteran, especially when you go to the vietnam vet's wall. yeah. i mean, if you just want to hear some history, meet and thank a veteran, the national mall is the place to be. yeah, it's beautiful. it's got all the memorials. like the world war ii memorial is there. yes. i love that. it's relatively new, isn't it. yes. it's gorgeous. i remember moving to dc and construction was under way. but let me tell you something else that happens. every year here in our nation's capital, thousands of bikers are in town for the annual rolling thunder ride and rally n honor of veterans. there they go. yep. it's wrapping up today, and their wreath laying at the tomb of the unknown soldier is also today along with the national memorial day parade. so if you are in the city, you'll see and hear lots of
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marching bands, veterans, and, of course, those motorcycles from all 50 states. they'll be revving up their engines. you might hear it from your office or your home. just look out the window and give them a tip of your hat there. there in salute of all who served. i hear them right now as a matter of fact. vroom, vroom, vroom. you ever drive a motorcycle? i do. i used to have a harley davidson softail. really? yeah, a softail custom 1992. cool. beautiful cream. cream and teal. it was gorgeous. had it lowered. you guys know what i'm talking about i think. it was beautiful. never did that ride, though. right now let's send it over to meaghan mooney who has so many more ways to spend your memorial day in our nation's capital. meaghan. good morning, chris and markette. and good morning to you all watching from home because, you know, with today being a federal holiday we know that many companies are closed and therefore most people are off from work. if perhaps you're looking to spend some time observing memorial day in our nation's capital but maybe not sure where to go or what to do, we put together a list for you.


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