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good morning. it is tuesday, may 31st, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." rescuers in texas save dozens from deadly flood waters. the water is still rising. donald trump will try today to answer the $6 million question. what happened to the money he says he raised for veterans? plus, gawker founder nick denton is here in studio 57. this will be his first network interview since losing a $140 million judgment to hulk hogan. but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> she's getting very nervous
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anxiety. >> sanders forces clinton to california. >> with polls tightening, she has decided to make a five-day swing through the state. in a big day for donald trump. a news conference this morning, trump says he'll settle questions about his january fundraiser benefitting veterans. >> strong storms rolling through the middle of the country. >> in southeast texas, record flood levels are expected. >> really sad. 33 years, never, ever seen it like this. >> iraqi government fsorce have stormed their way to the outskirts of fallujah to rout isis out of the city itself. >> the white house placed on lockdown after an individual threw a metal object over the fence along pennsylvania avenue. >> cincinnati zoo officials defend their decision to kill a goril gorilla. >> we did not take the shooting of harambe lightly, but that ch ld'sife was in danger. >> southwest germany hit with serious flash floods
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ar tampa. the driver of the silver car ran right over the motorcycle. >> fcrire ews doused a fire sparked when a tire blew on this united airlines flight in tampa. >> we're going to die. >> in sri lanka, it took a village to raise a trapped elephant. rescuers had to break open a drain. >> present! >> president obama paid tribute to the armed service members who lost their lives. >> a nation reveals itself not only by the people it produces but by those it remembers. >> he fires, yes! >> we're not going home! >> this year's champions, western conference, 2016, the golden state warriors. >> announcer: this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota, let's go places.
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welcome to "cbs this morning." areas already swamped by rising flood waters in texas are facing more flooding. rescuers saved dozens of people after drenching rain. seven people died and several others are missing. >> more rain is forecast to fall today. overflowing it rivers will rise even more. manuel bojorquez is in houston with the dangerous outlook. manuel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the homeowner here tells us yesterday afternoon you could see the front lawn. well, now it's nothing but water. several inches, in fact. the line on this stake in the ground shows where the water will rise, if it gets to the projected level. the brazos river is seven feet above flood stage and climbing. the deluge of rain that's pummelled southeastern texas has sent rivers surging to levels not seen in decades. the rising brazos river has forced the evacuation of
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hundreds from simonton to richmond and is expected to hit a record 8 1/2 feet above flood stage. an area that's no stranger to flooding has still found itself overwhelmed. >> yeah, you're prepared, but you're not prepared for eight or nine feet of water. >> reporter: dozens of people in ft. bend county needed to be rescued after ignoring earlier warnings to evacuate. alice gracias was shocked after she returned to see the damage to her home. >> i get the sense you didn't expect it would be even worse than before. >> not even. not even. >> reporter: with no flood insurance, now she will have to rebuild the property, left to her by her father. >> it's really sad. 33 years, never, ever seen it like this. >> reporter: now with more rain on the way, water logged areas could see another round of flooding. >> that is a very disturbing prospect because the rivers are full, the ditches are full.
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it, that water's not going to have any place to go. >> reporter: the brazos river is expected to remain at major flood stage for the next several days. the good news is today is expected to be dry. but this area is expected to see up to two inches of rain between tomorrow and friday. gayle? >> oh, boy. thank you very much, manuel. several tornadoes swept through the great plains yesterday. an airport in northeastern colorado saw winds of 55 miles an hour. one tornado was reportedly on the ground for about 15 minutes. in nebraska, another twister touched down in the town of sidney. the tornadoes csed minimal damage. donald trump promises to clear up all questions this morning about his fundraising for veterans. he's scheduled to speak with reporters at his new york headquarters. trump has faced repeated calls to explain whahappened to the money he says he collected. major garrett is here in studio 57 covering the trump campaign.
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>> good morning. trump boasted about raising millions for veterans before the iowa caucuses. remember those? but for months, the specifics remained elusive, and the fundraising began to look more like marketing than actual generosity. well, today trump promises details to back up his of the repeated claim that no one in this campaign has done more for veterans than him. >> we just raised over $6 million for the vets. >> reporter: donald trump came to washington to washington to explain. >> we just cracked $6 million, right? >> reporter: trump staged a hastily organizeund fsedrai fror veterans, his own counterprogramming to a fox iowa caucus debate that he boycotted. >> this is a special night for me. >> reporter: but the amount raised has been clouded for months in confusion and contradictory trump statements. >> the veterans money you raised, what's the
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>> how much? >> i don't know. i can tell you -- you know, a lot of it is going from the people who made it directly to the veterans groups. i'd say millions have been given out already. >> reporter: cbs news has only been able to confirm where are there 2 million of the $6 million has gone. even the $6 million figure has been hard to pin down. trump's campaign manager corey lewandowski provided little clarity on "cbs this morning" last week. >> what's the current amount that has been donated to veterans? >> it's not less than that. what we said is by memorial day, all the money will be distributed. >> reporter: trump's attachment to veterans issues has at times been rocky. >> i was not a fan of the vietnam war, but i was entered into the draft. >> reporter: during vietnam, he received four student deferments and one medical dermt. and he had this comment last summer about arizona senator john mccain, who spent 5
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>> he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured, okay? >> trump's pronouncements today will not be the last word. new york veterans with strong democratic leanings will stage a protest after the conference to criticize trump's use of veterans as props and his overall agenda. >> there's this question in politics. bill crystal suggested in a tweet that perhaps there's a third-party candidate about ready to rise. >> said there's a real chance. there's definitely a chance. real subject to interpretation. there's no candidate. there's no money. filing deadlines are rapidly going away, which makes this a difficult proposition. just as a moment to compare things. in 1992 when ross perot, the most successful independent candidate do run, in mid-may, he qualified for 20 ballots. we have no candidate on any b l ballot right now. texas is already gone. the end of june
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states with 51 electoral votes will have their deadlines lapse with the requirement of 157,000 signatures. even if there is a candidate and money, the practical realities make this almost impossible. >> do you think bill kristol has a candidate in mind and he's not telling us? >> i can't conjure what bill kristol is thinking at this moment. >> there's talk about romney. >> thank you so much. hillary clinton is suddenly shaking up her schedule to keep up with bernie sanders in california. they're chasing 475 democratic delegates in the state's primary one week from today. sanders campaigned on memorial day in oakland, where protesters caused a scare when they tried to rush the stage. nancy cordes is following the story. >> good morning. hillary clinton was not planning on going back to california this week, but as the race tightens, she's shifted her schedule to arrive for an event on thursday. for sanders and his campaign, it's a sign that this game is still
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>> reporter: with a soft spot for a comeback, senator bernie sanders took in game seven of the western conference finals. he and actor danny glover watched the golden state warriors beat long odds to clinch a spot in the championships. the symbolism wasn't lost on sanders. >> they turned it around. that is what our campaign is going to do as well. a very good omen for our campaign. >> reporter: a rally earlier in the day outside oakland city hall began with laughter. >> the first thing i need to know is do i have the right hat? >> reporter: but minutes later -- >> step away. >> reporter: secret service agents scrambled when several animal rights protesters jumped over the barricades. at least five people were walked out and carried out in handcuffs. >> we don't get intimidated easily. >> reporter: hillary clinton spent memorial day with former president bill clinton
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in a parade in their hometown of chappaqua, new york. sanders insists the race isn't truly over until the convention. >> nobody will have enough pledged delegates to win the democratic nomination. either secretary clinton or myself will be dependent on super delegates. >> reporter: sanders points out many of clinton's super delegates came on board in the first month of her campaign back in early 2015 and could still change their minds. on the other hand, charlie, if they haven't changed their minds in all this time, they're unlikely to do so in the next couple of months. >> nancy, thanks. iraqi forces trying to retake fallujah from isis are running into stiff resistance. they faced a counterattack south
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worst fighting in the government's week-old offensive. fallujah has been under isis control for more than two years. charlie d'agata is following the battle from london. >> good morning. iraqi special forces say just before dawn, isis militants used tunnels to get snipers within range and sent six suicide car bombs toward the troops. they were all destroyed before they hit their target, but it's just a hint of the fight to come. >> reporter: their accuracy may be lacking, but the aim for iraqi forces and shiite militias is clear. tighten the noose on isis militants in fallujah. commanders say ground troops are closing in on three sides, led by elite iraqi counterterrorism forces, backed up by u.s.-led air strikes. but u.s. military officials in baghdad tell cbs news iraqi forces have yet to advance to the city itself, and that won't be easy. although a few hundred residents have managed to escape, tens
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thousands more are thought to be trapped in the city, held hostage by isis militants intent on using them as human shields. iraqi officials estimate more than a thousand isis fighters remain in the city that was the first to fall to isis more than two years ago. it took eight months to recapture nearby ramadi, and this is what it looked like when it was over. iraqi forces have discovered networks of tunnels left behind by isis militants and entire neighborhoods booby trapped. soldiers told us they were worried the closer they got to the city, the more vulnerable they would be to suicide car bombs trying to pierce their fragile front lines. even as forces push into fallujah, isis has struck back elsewhere, unleashing a wave of suicide bombings in the capital that have left more than a hundred people dead. and counting. this morning the u
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that 3700 people have fled since the offensive began, but they're risking their lives to even try. isis had controlled all the roads leading out of the city, and they've been known to execute anybody attempting to leave. gayle? >> thank you, charlie. video shows an emotional rescue overnight after a wave of deadly air strikes in syria. crews pulled a young boy alive from the rubble. he's handed from one rus kescue the next. new details in the deadly shooting of a gorilla at the cincinnati zoo and botanical garden. the gorilla was killed after a 4-year-old boy ended up in its enclosure. the boy is okay. the zoo's director argues these pictures do not show all the danger. jamie yuccas is here with how the zoo is answering critics. >> good morning, norah. zoo officials told reporters that the two other female g gorillas in harambe's exhibit have been looking for him. theyl
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but insists the young boy's safety was paramount and the animal was so strong, he could crush a coco out in with one hand. if faced with the same decision, zoo officials said they'd make it again. cincinnati zoo officials say harambe was agitated and disoriented after he encountered a child. >> we did not take the shooting lightly, but that child's life was in danger. >> reporter: on monday, zoo director thane maynard doubled down on the decision to shoot the gorilla after a 4-year-old boy climbed over a public barrier into the gorilla's habitat. >> people who question that don't understand that you can't take a risk with a silverback gorilla. they're very big. three times bigger than a man, six times stronger. >> reporter: the woman who took this video said she heard the boy and his mother arguing shortly before the incident. >> i'm going to go in. >> no, you're not. >> harambe's death is under heavy scrutiny.
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signed a petition calling for the boy's parents to be held accountable. >> the zoo isn't a babysitter. >> reporter: wild life biologist jeff corwin isn't playing blame but said the public needs to be more attentive. >> a lot of times we get lost on our cell phone or texting and we're not keeping an eye on what's going on with our own children. also, these are wild animals. >> reporter: the boy made his way past a three-foot fence and through an additional four feet of plants and shrubs before dropping 15 feet into the moat below. although the cincinnati zoo is standing by its decision, they, too, are mourning the gorilla, along with jerry stones, who tyke care of harambe for the first 15 years of his life. >> he was not mean. he was a gentle little guy. an unforeseen circumstance was born, and he had to lose. >> despite the outcry over the responsibility of the boy's parents, cbs has
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whether his father was present at the zoo. zoo officials say they have drilled to prepare them for these types of situations and had practiced a week before the incident. charlie? >> thank you, jamie. florida police this morning are investigating a disturbing case of road rage captured on video. it shows a driver running over a motorcycle after a heated exchange. the two people on the bike are okay. police arrested the driver accused of hitting them. demarco morgan shows us what led to this violent confrontation. >> good morning. the dramatic cell phone video was taken by another driver who says he saw the man in the gray pontiac run the motorcyclists off the road. that's when he began filming. that's what a half ton of automobile crunching up over a motorcycle in the middle of a florida freeway. >> we were on our way to dinner, and there was a driver on the road that was driving very
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memorial day ride with friends. >> we just ended up pulling up next to him and started letting him know that we were not pleased with his driving skills. that's when he decided to put the car in reverse, backed up about two feet, turned the wheel, and just ran us over. >> he escaped with only a broken leg. his friend melody was hospitalized overnight with cuts, scrapes, and an injured ankle. >> just one of those i can't believe this just happened. >> cops arrested the driver of the car and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident and aggravated battery. these days, road rage isn't so rare. since 2010, deaths linked to road rage have increased by more than 30%, causing more than 1700 fatalities between 2010 and 2014. police say the driver of the gray sedan has been previously cited for multiplera
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violations in the past. they say he did admit to hitting the victim and the vehicle and leaving the scene. he's expected to make his first appearance in court today. gayle? >> thank you very much, demarco. we told you earlier about golden state's big victory in the nba western conference finals last night. league mvp steph curry and his warriors last night completed their dramatic comeback, and it was dramatic. they defeated oklahoma city 96-88. golden state overcame a 3-1 deficit with a chance to repeat as champions. the finals will be a rematch with king james, also known as lebron james, and the cleveland cavaliers. the first game is thursday in oakland. that was worth staying up for. >> oh, my god. was it not? i've never seen somebody come back so well. >> that never happens. >> lebron will be ready too. it will be a great series. >> all right. we'll take you to a california beach closed after a
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bet you've never seen this before. an unforeseen hazard on the golf course. take a look, norah and charlie. this giant alligator actually strolling over the fairway south of tampa. some people question whether this guy is even real. an employee of the golf course confirmed to "cbs this morning" the alligator lives there, and it may be mating season. they estimate the gator is about 15 feet long, but it never bothers anybody. she called it a course mascot, the longest alligator on record. found in florida. it's just over 14 feet long. >> keep your ball out of the water. >> yeah. there are certain golf courses where you know not to go and try and
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>> if ufirst your bottle, then ball. >> what are you thinking about, norah? welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, gawker founder and ceo nick denton is here in the toyota greenroom. it'll be his first network interview about the legal battle threatening his company. his response to hulling hogan's $140 million win and the billionaire who bankrolled the action. plus, a pair of shark attacks over the holiday weekend highlights a hidden danger in the ocean. ahead, the technology in the ocean and the air that can help find a shark before it finds you. time to show you some of this morning's headlines. politico reports former attorney general eric holder's latest views on edward snowden insist the former nsa contractor should stand trial but calls it a public service. edward
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it's treason. 2014 s maybe not, but it was reckless. 2015, still, technically, it was unlawful. 2016, it was a public service. snowden suggests what will happen in 2017 is unknown. he is in russia to avoid prosecution. "the wall street journal" reports on north korea's attempt to launch another missile today. south korea says it likely failed. the missile was reportedly fired from north korea's east coast. it was said to be a powerful mid range missile that could reach american bases in asia and the pacific. this was the fourth attempt at a successful launch since april. and "the houston krolg" says the gunman who opened fire in an auto shop an army veteran who served in afghanistan. a customer was killed and several people were wounded in the shooting on sunday. responding officers killed the gunman. friends of the shooter say that he suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome. gawker media ceo nick denton is here for his first network interview since challenging silicon
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thiel. >> this dispute began in 2007 when a gawker website outed the paypal cofounder as a gay man. thiel told "the new york times" gawker is a terrible bully. he called the lawsuit one of the quote, greater philanthropic things i've ever done. denton has hired an investment banker to avoid possible sale of his company. he founded gawker media in 2002. it is reportedly worth at least $250 million. nick denton is in studio 57 with us for his first interview. >> i think it maybe was worth $250 million before this lawsuit. >> maybe very well be true. just to clear it up, is it for sale? >> we have to look at everything. when you have an angry billionaire against you, i think it's quite right
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every single contingency. >> okay. hulk hogan won the lawsuit against you or peter thiel helped him? >> this is a complicated story. it began as a story about a sex tape that hulk hogan had himself been talking about. it turned out his motives for pursuing the lawsuit weren't to do with that but were to do with racist remarks on another tape. now it seems that there's a story behind even that story. a billionaire on a ten-year mission to actually bankrupt a media company. >> i've read that open letter you wrote to peter thiel where you said there have been occasions where we overstep the line. where have you overstepped it? >> this is a story i don't particularly want to talk about that much because it was bad enough at the time for the person involved, but there was a story last year about an executive's personal life that i regret we
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i said to, and we took it down. >> you published a story this person had contacted a male escort. >> the story was along those lines. >> so i think this is important because, also, the question about the hulk hogan sex tape. what is the news value in publishing a sex tape? >> well, first of all, we didn't publish a sex tape. we published snippets of a sex tape to accompany a story about this famous, famous wrestler, who had talked a lot about his sex life, had made it a matter of public interest, and the relationship he has with his best friend and his best friend's wife. we thought it was a valid story. we still think it is. a federal judge deemed it newsworthy. we believe the appeals court will find the same. >> you have no regrets about publishing the snippets of it? just because he talks about it i'm thinking doesn't mean he wants everybody to see it. >> no, absolutely. but when som
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discussion, they can't be that surprised when others jump in, and the narrative goes in a direction they don't necessarily want. >> did you know peter thiel was involved in this case? when you found out, what did you think? >> we had some suspicions, but it seemed crazy. the idea that there would be somebody behind this, that there would be some long-standing plan that somebody would be spending $10 million, maybe more, funding a hole looking for cases, funding a whole series of cases against a media company because they didn't like critical coverage. i think we should -- >> you said some innocent people were rationale. >> he said friends of his had been hurt by our publicpublicat. he has many friends among the silicon valley elite. but look at the stories about crm.
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his hedge fund. criticism and mockery of his views on whether american democracy suffered after -- >> that shows he doesn't mind being criticized, but at some point he thinks it goes over the line. you've said gawker goes over the line. help us understand where you come down on that. >> the other irony here is he is, as we are, a beneficiary of free speech and free press in this country. he has very controversial views on whether women should have the vote on immortality, on sea steading, and we've written stories which are critical. we take our position seriously as the independent alternative press, and we've written stories that have absolutely upset both celebrities like hulk hogan and silicon val
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>> he describes gawker as a bully. how do you describe what you do? what is the audience you're trying to reach? >> i think it's a little rich for somebody worth $2.7 billion who spent a fortune of their fortune. >> let me get specific. peter thiel has argued some of the stories were painful and paralyzing for people who were targeted and that most of these people cannot afford to fight back. we have a couple of the headlines that you've had on gawker in the past. a lot of these stories focus on people's sexuality. specifically whether they're gare or not. does he have a point? >> we've published about a million posts over the company's existence. most are reviews of video games, new cars that have come out, stories like gizmodo's story about the facebook news headline. >> did gawker out peter thiel in 2007? >> i don't believe we did. he told the newor
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he was already open with friends. if you actually read the piece, the piece written by a gay writer, i'm gay myself, was a piece celebrating the fact that the most talented venture capitalist in silicon valley was gay in a largely straight male world. i think that's as worthy of note as whether carly fiorina was the first powerful female executive in silicon valley. it's not something to be ashamed of. i think it's weird for people to behave like it is. >> two quick points. if, in fact, you knew peter thiel would come after gawker, if you knew that, would you have not
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there are other examples of why people spend their money to help people in lawsuits. >> and in this case, peter thiel is -- well, peter thiel's lawyer is working on behalf of two people we know of. peter thiel hasn't confirmed which lawsuit he's behind. one is someone who claims he invented e-mail about ten years after e-mail was invented. the other person is a journalist who was collecting a dirt file on two co-founders of tinder who are in a fight with each other. anybody who actually looks at those stories would say, what's this about? >> if the verdict stands, can you stay in business, and will you change the way you operate? >> we don't believe the verdict will stand. in terms of hulk hogan verdict, we don't believe it will stand. >> in terms of the money though.
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>> not in terms of the decision. >> i think in terms of the decision too. a federal judge already determined that the story was newsworthy. the appeals court has on several occasions ruled in our favor. >> will you change the way you operate, nick, because of this? >> i think society has already changed and the media has already changed. there's less demand now amongst our readers, amongst our 4 million each weekday reader. there's less demand for the kind of highly critical journalism that there was maybe five or ten years ago. >> nick denton, thank you for being here. >> thank you. swimmers are getting high-tech help to lower the risk of shark attacks. ahead, how new tools and drones are letting beach goers know when danger lurks in the water. you're watching "cbs this morning." omen worldwide i trust tena. and with new tena overnight underwear i can now sleep worry free all night. the unique secure barrier system gives me triple protection from leaks, odor and moisture
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shark attacks on both coasts are raising new concerns about beach safety this summer. new technologies like drones could make swimming less risky, despite reports of a growing shark population. carter evans is in newport beach, california, where some areas are still closed after a shark attack on sunday. carter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that w i
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in a hospital not far from here, but part of the problem is it's hard to tell if a shark is in the water unless you actually see a fin. well, now researchers are working with new surveillance technology that would essentially give you an early warning if you're swimming with sharks. this may look like an ordinary jet ski trip, but it's really an example of high tech on the high seas. shark researcher chris low and his team are diving into the ocean off southern california. tagging sharks with transmitters near popular beaches, they're tracking shark movements to find out why the population of young great white sharks is growing so close to crowded shores. >> they come in because there's lots of abundant food like sting rays, and the water is warmer. >> reporter: a female swimmer was hospitalized sunday after receiving multiple bite wounds to her upper body from a suspected great white. last year there were 98 woprovoked shark attacks
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record, resulting in six n fatalities. low says he's not surprised to see a shark attack so early in the season. >> i think the rate of shark attack is going to continue to go up. there are more and more people using the ocean than ever before. the other thing, in some places like the u.s., we're seeing recovery of our shark populations. so you put those two things together, you will see more shark attacks. >> reporter: shark trackers are also using drones to give them an eye in the sky. scientists are also using underwater cameras to count the number and the types of sharks swimming by. this is a wave glider, a versatile research tool that uses solar and wave power to propel itself. stanford researchers are using it along with floating buoys. >> new technology is actually changing the game. it's giving us insight into how these big sharks make decisions. >> reporter: and hopefully by learning more about how sharks make decisions, beach
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make better decisions about whether to enjoy the water or just enjoy the view. norah? >> fascinating, carter. thank you so much.
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it is tuesday, may 31st, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including the push to understand millennials. why businesses are reportedly paying big money to learn what young adults need and want. but first, here is today's eye opener at 8:00. >> the line on this stake in the ground shows where the water will rise if it gets to the >>d ectelevel. donald trump promises details to back up his of the repeated claim that no one in his campaign has done more for veterans than him. >> hryillant clion was not planning on going back to california this week, but as the race tightens, she's shifted her schedule. >> iraqi special fce
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completed their dramatic comeback, and it was dramatic. >> there are certain golf courses where you know not to go try and retrieve your bottle -- your ball. >> first your bottle, then your ball. >> what you thinking about, norah? >> they don't serve bottles on golf courses, as you know. just cans. i'm charlie ros
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king and norah o'donnell. more flooding threatens areas in texas already swamped with water. rescuers saved around 40 people from flood waters sparked by days of rain. flooding in the state has killed at least seven people and several others are missing. rivers in southeastern texas surged to levels not seen in decades. >> the brazos river is expected to hit a record 8 1/2 feet above flood stage. the rising waters forced hundreds to evacuate. flood warnings are in place with more rain expected today and through the week. oh, no. some locations across northern and central texas could see between 3 and 5 inches. a new poll out this morning shows donald trump and hillary clinton in a virtual tie. clinton leads their potential november matchup by two points just over the margin of error. the same poll shows bernie sanders leading trump by 12 points. gayle? one week before california's primary, sanders is causing clinton to suddenly change course. clinton will retur
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california on thursday, four days earlier than planned. she wants to avoid losing the state, even though she will likely clinch the nomination either way. sanders finished a day of campaigning in oakland by going to game seven of the nba western conference finals. the golden state warriors, have you heard, they won. they're now heading to the finals after being down three games to one. that hasn't happened since 1981. that was so fun. >> i saw him shoot it in a way i've never seen before. everything. >> great tv. sanders tweeted this after the game. they finished off a great comeback in california, and i like comebacks. >> donald trump will hold a news conference in a few hours. he says it will clear up questions over the money he raised for veterans earlier this year. trump boasted about raising $6 million in january, but ever since, the specifics have been hard to pin down. cbs news has confirmed that veterans groups received just over $2 million. we do not know exactly how much money trump raisednd
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all went. you can see donald trump's news conference on our streaming news network, cbsn, starting around 11:00 a.m. eastern, 10:00 central. you can watch at cbsnews.com, on the cbs news app, and devices like roku and apple tv. cbs news contributor frank luntz is here. he's listened to more than 30 focus groups to talk about what he calls the election from hell. frank, good morning. wow. we're going to talk about that in a second. let's hit donald trump for a second. this news conference he's having later today, do you think this will have a negative impact on his campaign? >> nothing has a negative impact. no matter what you say, no matter what he says, no matter any of the analysis. i've never seen anything like it in the 25 years i've been doing this. >> doesn't he have some hard questions to answer today? >> obviously. but the issue here is particularly with veterans, who are the most supported group of any segment in the american population. even more than teachers. a normal
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under intense fire, but for donald trump, this is just a single day story. >> and the reason you suggest is because they like him because he has an attitude rather than a specific -- >> it's about his character traits. it's about his attributes, not about the issues. we've identified a segment. it's called none of the above. it's going to be out in the "l.a. times" tomorrow. it talks and focuses on those people who do not like hillary clinton, who do not like donald trump, reject both individuals equally, and very harshly, but they're definitely going to vote. we've never had a segment that is this high in the population. by the way, they're not anti-political. they've got a 20-point favorability ratio for bernie sanders. it's just hillary clinton and donald trump, they dislike intensely. the number one attribute they're looking for is trust and integrity. >> you think they'll determine the outcome of this? >> absolutely. it's not soccer moms. it's not nascar dads. it's this 11%. theyie
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candidate has the honestly and integrity they're looking for. therefore, it's the candidate they distrust the least will end up with their vote. >> at election time. >> is it too late for an independent candidate to get in? >> it's not too late. mike bloomberg could jump back in again. i believe he'd start with over 20% of the vote. if bernie sanders decided he was mistreated by the democratic party, he would start with over 20% of the vote. this is not just an angry and frustrated election. i want to give you a specific word. betrayal. these are people who feel that wall street betrayed them economically, that washington betrayed them politically, and they have no place to turn. they're in their 50s and 60s. they look towards the future with tremendous pessimism. they don't believe that america is going to be the greatest country down the road. and they feel like they're suffering. >> major garrett said in the previous hour that, in fact, it would be to late to file in texas and other places, so therefore, it's a fool's errand. >> except that texas is going to go republican no matter who files there, no matter who is running there. the key states, t
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the vote, those filing deadlines are not until august or september. i want to make one more point. this negativity, this pessimism, it's so deep and it concerns me because these two conventions -- and we've talked about this on the show. i'm afraid of the violence that could happen outside the conventions. i'm afraid that people -- >> at both conventions? >> both conventions. people no longer know that line of where to stop, that they feel justified not just in voicing their opposition to the candidates but doing so physically and even violently. >> just one quick yes or no. it's 15% in the polls that get you into the debates. >> that's correct. >> thanks, frank. >> always good to see you. i can't decide whose tennis shoes i like better. >> i don't know if these made it on. >> between who? >> between you and frank. there is no question. i like charlie's better. bye, frank. ahead, why some companies reportedly spend $40,000 an hour to learn about millennials. first,
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a chaotic commute this morning in rome, a city almost as famous for its traffic as its landmarks. the effort to ease congestion on the ground hit an unexpected obstacle from almost 2,000 years ago. seth doan is at rome's iconic coliseum with how work on the subway system discovered ancient ruins. >> reporter: good morning. when expanding the subway line in rome, there's extra time built into the schedule for what they call archaeological risk, finding something they'd never expect. it's a city with subway stops near places like the famed spanish steps, or this stop called coliseum.
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presents challenges and rather spectacular discoveries. we were invited to this construction site where the line "c" subway is being built. it looks more like an archaeological dig, but this is rome. >> was it a surprise to find this? >> yes, absolutely. >> reporter: rome's head of archaeology in this area showed us what they uncovered when digging down several stories to build this subway station. >> now we are nine meters deep. >> wow. >> reporter: around 2,000 years ago, these were military barracks for the emperor's army. >> they were decorated with mosaics and frescos. >> reporter: the 39 rooms were used as weapons storage and sleeping areas for troops of ancient rome. 13 adult skeletons were also uncovered. >> if we hadn't built this station,
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these roman remains. >> reporter: instead of stopping work or relocating the find, the plan is to have an architect design a way to incorporate this discovery into the metro stop itself. it'll become rome's first archaeological station and likely be along the lines of metro museums in places like athens, greece, where travelers at a number of subway stops can peruse ancient artifacts. >> the problem is not the archaeology. most of the problems are the delays in construction of metropolitan are due to finance problems. >> not having enough money? >> not having enough money. >> reporter: yes, another very roman issue, not enough money. the line
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not scheduled to be completed until 2021, and there have been plenty of delays, many for a far less visual, though just as ancient problem, corruption. gayle? >> thank you, seth doan. doesn't the coliseum look good on set? >> seth has just moved from beijing to rome. >> a lot of fun places. ibm's watson mastered the art of trivitrivia, but can it conquer song? >> so it listens to this piece, and it deconstructs this piece of music, learns from it, and gets inspired by it. >> wow. ahead, is this the future of music? you're watching "cbs this morning." padvil pm gives you the healingu at nsleep you need, it. helping you fall asleep and stay asleep so your body can heal as you rest.
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>> $20,000, right. it's really across the board. you have fast food restaurants. you have tech companies like oracle. you have companies like hbo, who are spending money not to learn how to treat the millennials who are their own employees, but rather how to reach millennials in this age of media fragmentation. it really is across the board. >> when we were all 20-something, the age range of millennials, i don't recall anybody trying to figure out what do we need to do to figure out what you guys like. >> so therefore, why? >> yeah, what do they want to find out? and ask them, derek. >> i feel like this is one of those timeless problems. people have always been confused about young people. there are plato quotes about it. the bible has chapters about this. there are always a few people ready to monetize that timeless problem. how do i raise my child? how do i disagree productively with my spouse? you can understand where this is coming from. but then you look at
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solutions. find work that's meaningful. treat your employees with respect. this is rather obvious stuff for $20,000 an hour. >> common sense. >> just for the sake of me, what ages are millennials? >> typically you think of -- this is an 80 million person generation. it really is this group that sort of came into the work force around the great recession. the oldest would be in the mid-30s. >> are they spending more money? why the focus, the attention? >> for a couple reasons. first of all, on the one hand, you have people that don't understand them as employees. they're always on their phones. they have this new fleet of apps. so they kpot size them essentially and pay tens of thousands of dollars for a consultant to say, no, they're humans. then sometimes you have companies like hbo who are trying to reach a demographic that is not tapped into those legacy products like pay tv. the question becomes, how do
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get a new consumer demographic to buy our product? >> just stream it. >> they are the largest working demographic, are they not? >> they are. they're 80 million people, 50 million of them in the work force. this is an important point because 50 million people, right. this is 25% larger than the state of california. if i asked you, how do you get a person from california to work with you in the office? your first question is, well, are they northern california or southern? are they in the entertainment business or in retail? or in tech? you begin to break it down. this is not one big demographic blob. this is 50 million individuals, and they all have their own needs. >> do they have special needs that others don't? >> i don't think they do. i think a lot of what's happening is an older generation is seeing a younger group with smaller instruments in their hands, these little phones, and saying, we can't possibly understand them because they look so weird. they pay $20,000 to a person that tells them, these are just human beings, and then they possibly treat them more like the human beings they should have been treated like at
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beginning of the session. >> without stereotyping, do millennials work differently than baby boomers, for instance? >> i think absolutely young people who have access and have grown up in an environment of different media technology, absolutely communicate differently. you're talking about comparing a generation of, you know, landline phone users to digital natives who might never use a landline phone in their entire life, and they're constantly communicating with people via text and e-mail. so it is a different focus. it is a different way to communicate, but at the same time, it comes back to the same values. people want meaning from work. they want respect from their bosses. >> we want that at all ages. i want meaning from work. don't you? >> yes, darling. i do. i also want to know how they differ from 15-year-olds. >> that's a great question. 15-year-olds aren't working, so it's difficult to figure out what they'll be like in ten years. >> but thefr the same sources of information. >> even more so. >> you are one of those millennials you speak of. >> i am, indeed. i confess.
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this is base jumping scenes from a very different p perspecti perspective, a drone. these base jumpers deployed a drone with a camera to shoot video as they jumped off some very high cliffs in norway. all of the views are spectacular. >> they are, but would you guys want to do that? i think it's fun to look at. >> i think it's fun to look at. >> i agree. >> okay. you wouldn't do that. >> well, i don't know. it's fun to look at but looks awfully dangerous. >> you don't know if you would do it? norah and i forbid it. >> would you do some of the things in the book? >> yes, i would. >> like? >> i ain't going to lie to you. made me a little tingly. >> oh, my goodness. see, i thought this was a memoir, but
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>> read it with someone you care about. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> would you recommend a couple pages to people at home? >> we're talking about this. it's hot, hot, hot. >> you mean the book or him? >> both. >> but he's married with four kids. i don't mess with married men. coming up this half hour, music versus machine. can ibm's famous watson computer finds harmony when it comes to creating songs? man weal bojorquez goes behind the scenes. >> but right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. "usa today" looks at new accusations against the embattled v.a. system. this time critics are targeting the internal watchdog. a senate committee report says the v.a. facility in wisconsin has systemic failures. among those failures, not releasing the investigation to the public. a spokesman for the inspect
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comment. "the chicago tribune" reports pau gasol may skip the olympics in rio because of zika fears. gasol is on spain's men's basketball team. he said the health of the athletes and their families should come first. he joins other athletes who have expressed concerns about the zika virus in rio. they include rory mcilroy, the golfer, novak djokovic, serena williams, hope solo, and alex morgan. new york's daily news reports on three women who helped another woman whose date allegedly drugged her wine at a california restaurant. so one of the women spotted the man dropping something into his date's wine glass last week when she went into the bathroom. they went into the bathroom and told the woman, listen, that guy put something in your drink. they told the woman and they told the waiter. the suspect was arrested. his first court appearance is scheduled for today. that's great looking out. >> that is so important that they did that. >> then they checked the
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police, and held him there until the police came. some veterans marched on memorial day, even though rain caceled a parade. a small group of veterans walked the parade route anyway. they said the weather was not going to prevent them from honoring it our fallen heroes. ""the new york post"" covers a spectacular truck crash. the semi veered off an elevated highway yesterday in the bronx. the guardrail kept it from tumbling on to the road below. two people were hurt, but the driver's okay. holiday traffic was snarled for miles. britain's "telegraph" reports on an unusual contest. people tumble down a hill chasing a wheel of cheese. the victory by yesterday's winner was his 17th win. but he says, this is the kicker, he hates cheese. >> i don't know.
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>> and "bill board" reports that adele confronted a fan who was filming a recent concert. >> can you stop filming me with the video camera? i'm really here in real life. you can enjoy it in real life. can you put your iphone down? i'd really like you to enjoy my show because there's lots of people outside who couldn't come in. >> go, adele. the crowd cheered, but it didn't stop another fan who was recording the show and captured the incident we just played on tv. >> well, we're happy he was doing it. >> it must be upsetting if you're a singer and pouring your heart out and someone is just sitting there with a camera in your face. >> they've done this on broadway too. >> put your phone down. >> it's live that matters. ibm's watson is a super computer learning to process human languages. it defeated two human competitors in 2011 on "jeopardy." >>
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your feet, wonder how you manage to make ends meet. watson? >> who is lady madonna. >> correct. >> watson proved it could outthink people, but can it match humans' creativity? manuel bojorquez went to austin, texas. he shows us watson's next frontier, the universal language of music. >> reporter: these are the sounds of human inspiration. a catalog of emotion-inducing riffs, hooks, and familiar voices of
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higher power. ♪ and she's buying a stairway to heaven ♪ >> reporter: but now human beats are inspiring future beats. and the results are computer generated. this is ibm's watson. it's listening and then writing an original song, tailored to a specific mood. >> we'll do a darker or moody, sad version. >> so it listens to this piece, and it deconstructs this piece of music, learns from it, and gets inspired by it. >> reporter: kpur scientist built the watson beat program here at ibm's austin, texas, campus. >> and then it adds on top of it the layer of emotion you want it to portray. >> to say something is happy
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person. >> to some degree, yes. we can only take it so far. >> reporter: this musician is teaching watson to convey emotion by training it to recognize musical patterns. happy or upbeat songs are more likely to be based on major chords. sad is typically expressed in a minor key. >> this is revolutionary, you think? >> for sure. this is the cutting edge of music. >> repor mter:usic has been moving into the digital age for decades. technology has created more efficient recording methods. and spawned an entire genre of computer generated beats. but watson's songs are the first digital works based on mood. researchers hope anyone will be able to use watson beat just by opening an app. >> so this is
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watson. >> reporter: rob high is watson's chief technology officer. >> what can watson beat do better than a human being? >> watson beat is not constra constrained by normal human biases. and those biases can actually get in our way. >> reporter: but here in austin, the live music capital of the world, bias is the basis for just about every piece of music you hear. rob lowe and michael muller write songs. >> how much of your personalities or your personal stories would you say are in your music? >> it has to be 100%, i think. because it is really made up of that. what else is there, really? >> it's who you are. it's what you're putting out there. >> right, right. >> i think that what we love about art is feeling something or feeling connected to another person whose experience may be differth
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not something that i think that a computer can do on its own. >> is it meant to replace humans as the composers and creators of music? >> nothing is going to replace humans in our human creativity, but certainly we can be augmented. >> reporter: watson is learning to process massive amounts of data, medical compounds, legal briefs, even recipes faster than the human brain. but watson's new grasp on human emotions in music could be a breakthrough in the race to perfect artificial intelligence. >> the new realm of ai is all about teaching computers to be creative, and music is the most creative language that everyone can understand. >> reporter: from information, future inspiration. for "cbs this morning," manuel bojorquez, austin,
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nacho figueras is here in the studio. wait until you see this book series. i was teasing, saying it's "50 shades of thnacho." >> so georgia had been kissed her fair share in life, but she had never been kissed like this before. >> keep going. >> this is not what got them excited. >> keep going. >> this kiss was gentle and urgent, hard and soft at the same time. >> the kiss made her toes curl. he made a low sound, almost a growl, and kissed even deeper, parting her lips with the dart of his tongue. >> look at him when you say that. >> do you growl when you kiss? >> i don't know. >> do you growl when you kiss? norah goes, i'm not saying anything. >> i saw your toes go like this. >> in my shoes.
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now he's launching a new book series call t"the polo season." >> "high season" is the first book. get it right, gayle. >> what is it, nacho? >> it's a trilogy of three books. "high season" is the first one. >> you're right. get it right, gayle. >> what's the second? >> it's called "ride free." >> and the third? >> "wild ride." >> how about that. >> wait until you get to the wild ride. >> what did you say the third book was called? >> "wild ride." on a yellow dress. >> you know what they say. >> charlie, you please stay. i need you right here. don't go. >> but nacho, it's based on alejandro, who's an argentinean
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he's strapping, good looking, got a great body, going through some stuff. >> hairy chest, maybe. >> a very nice chest. i'm telling you. a couple times i thought, whoa. what part is you? what was your contribution to this book is what i'm trying to figure out. >> me, i really have a love and a passion to spread the sport of polo. it's the sport that i love. my friend, who's an agent for books and puts together -- ties the knots, said i really think that a romance novel could help you spread the word about polo, get more people interested in the sport of polo, get more people to love what you do, to understand how you guys work, the time you spend with the horses, the time you spend in the barns. >> by the way, sex sells. >> apparently. that's what he told me. i said, okay. we're writing a biography. he said, no, no, no way. let's
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i'm going to trust you on this one. it looks like it's working. apparently gayle had a great weekend. >> gayle had a very good weekend. >> gayle had some people she knows read the books. >> you describe in the book, polo is a sexy, savage game. the horse is everything. the game begins and ends with the pony, and the horse is as much an athlete as the rider. i thought that was you talking, right. that's how you feel about the game. >> i do. i feel this game has a lot to offer. i feel that this game is not well known. i think that more people would get to love the game. i'm hoping that some more people will come to the games. i'm playing in front of the statue of liberty in front of thousands of people. i hope millions of people would start watching. >> you describe it as a sexy, savage game. what does that mean? >> charlie just said it. sex sells. so we go with that.
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>> i do too. >> and people riding around. i think so. it's a sport that has attracted thousands of people for thousands of years. >> you've played with prince harry. in fact, i think you played with him a week before i saw him in orlando. >> i did. we played a month ago for his charity to help orphan kids in africa. i'm an ambassador for the charity. he's a wonderful guy, someone that really inspires me. he's so committed. >> is he a good rider? >> great rider. his grandmother loves horses. his father played polo. his grandfather played polo. he loves horses, and he loves to play. he uses polo as a platform to raise money for very important causes. >> has polo ever been in the olympics? >> it has. last time, 1936 in berlin. argentina won. >> jesse owens won. >> that was jesse owens' year. >> he reached up with
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hand and tore off her tank top, letting her glorious breasts come unbound with a gentle bounce, feeling the full effect -- >> beep. >> we'll see you at the polo classic. >> yeah, this coming saturday, june 4th. everybody is welcome. come have a great time. >> taking her lower lip between his teeth, she groaned and twisted against him. >> thank you so much for being here. >> i was going to stop. i was stopping. >> we'll be right back.
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a young elephant is recovering this morning after getting trapped in a storm drain in sri lanka over the weekend. people used everything from hammers to blow torches to break open the drain and pull
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it's the last day of may anskd in cancer awareness month. meaghan mooney is showing us how to stay safe with sunscreen 101. >> travel tuesday. a great day get away at the winchester, virginia. not just about apples any more. >> it's tuesday, may 31st. this is "great day washington."
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>> when the music stops -- >> you are quick. >> good morning. i'm chris leary. >> good morning. >> >> i'm daryl green. >> you guys at home missed it. a mad dash to the stage. >> you are quick. >> i can run. i can keep up with lots of children. no, i can even keep up with him. i don't know. welcome back, daryl. good to have you back. another tuesday. >> it's travel tuesday and daryl tuesday because you join us on tuesdays every week now. >> travel tuesday, daryl tuesday. >> tuesdays go faster because you are here. >> we have a lot of cool stuff. we will be in the kitchen eating steaks. we are cooking them, too. morton steak house they have steaks and crustaceans. >> i can't see them. the kitchen is that way. i don't
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claws. what is it? >> i didn't get invited to that. >> you are always invited. we weren't invited either. >> look around and show up. you do not wait for an invitation. >> we had a wonderful weekend, three-day weekend. here we are. >> how was your weekend? did you grill out? >> yeah, yesterday i grilled. we balled out yesterday. we had crabs, too. crabs on saturday, sunday and then yesterday we had leftover crabs. but it was a great weekend. and as allyson said, she said thursday, it would be good and it went on to be a great weekend. >> i was up in new york. i spent the whole weekend in brooklyn. i have done manhattan so many times i said i will have a brooklyn weekend with my husband and my son. there were street festivals and wh had a ball.

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