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country that actually allow more fatalities to occur, and then we question why the number is rising. >> we have an immediate crisis on our hands. >> reporter: national highway traffic safety administrator mark rosekind. >> we've known distraction is a problem all the time. people are just sneaky, you know, where they're just putting things below visual and still on their phone. so these are problems that we know about that are clearly underestimated that are probably playing a big part in the increases. we just can't measure how much. >> reporter: drunk driving and not wearing a seat belt still remain major issues. elaine, nhtsa and the national safety council have formed a coalition aimed at getting to zero traffic deaths in our lifetime. to start that, $3 million in seed money aimed at developing technologies and strategies to make the roads safer. >> kris van cleave. kris, thank you. the "cbs overnight news"
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cities across the country are seeing a backlash against new taxes on streaming video. local governments are trying to make up for lost revenue when people cut the cord from their cable companies and switch to services like netflix and hulu. carter evans has more on this. >> this tax doesn't make sense. this was just a money grab. and that's all i've got to say. >> reporter: the pasadena city council has been taking heat for weeks after announcing a 9.4% tax on streaming video, calling it a utility, so it can be taxed like water and electricity. >> my constituents do not want this tax. >> reporter: even if it's just a couple of bucks to help out the city? >> even if it's just a couple of dollars that they're already -- it's being taxed twice. >> reporter: councilman tyrone hampton says the surprise tax was designed to make up for lost tax revenue from people getting
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>> i read it multiple times and i was just like, well, when did this happen? >> reporter: it happened when pasadena voters modernized a law in 2008 to tax cell phones like land lines, never anticipating it could be applied to video streaming. 41 california cities now have similar laws. >> folks are going to wake up and see tax line items on their netflix and hulu bills and they're not going to be happy. >> reporter: internet association director robert callahan believes cities could be violating federal law because the government doesn't allow tax on the internet. >> utilities are electricity and water and sewer and all sorts of other types of actual utilities. websites and apps don't fit that mold whatsoever. >> reporter: that hasn't stopped cash-strapped cities across the country. chicago is currently being sued for charging a 9% tax on video streaming. and pennsylvania is charging a 6% tax on everything from apps
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and now in the face of stiff opposition pasadena has put its new tax plan on hold. >> and where do we stop? is it hulu? is it netflix? is it pandora? every time you stream music in your car? i mean, where do we actually stop? >> reporter: cities in california still haven't started collecting the controversial and unpopular tax. and elaine, when they do, they'll likely end up in court. >> carter evans. carter, thanks.>> sweeping across israel. some may have been set. smoke has sickened dozens this week. tens of thousands have been forced from their homes. france, russia, and turkey are sending firefighters and equipment. an american service member was killed today by a roadside bomb in northern syria. no details were available, and the service member was not identified. several hundred americans are training syrian rebels who are fighting isis.
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today. at least 80 people were killed. dozens wounded. isis claimed responsibility. the white house says the attack was intended to inflame the divide between the two major factions of islam. around 5,000 american troops are serving in iraq, assisting in the effort to defeat isis there. for many it's their first thanksgiving away from home. holly williams spent time with some of them. we traveled with colonel brett sylvia today as he rallied troops from the 101st airborne division, dug in here for the battle against isis. >> we still have a mission here, and it's a dangerous mission, that we're here inside a combat zone. so we do say stay focused on the mission at hand. >> reporter: today they took time out from the fight -- >> happy thanksgiving. >> reporter: -- as colonel sylvia honored a long-standing military tradition. >> i don't know if i'm cutting
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serving the rank-and-file soldiers their thanksgiving lunch. >> you want some stuffing? >> reporter: the troops based at this logistics hub in shaquili are only 12 miles from mosul. >> any civilian activity in any of the buildings or anything like that? >> negative. we just have like weird lights coming -- >> reporter: three days ago they witnessed a massive blast when the iraqi army detonated an isis suicide truck packed with explosives about a mile and a half from here. >> it was li >> we felt it through the floor, sir. >> reporter: they're deadly weapons used by isis to slow down the progress of iraqi and u.s. coalition forces in the battle to retake mosul. colonel sylvia is on his fourth tour of duty in iraq. but for many of his soldiers it's their first. >> this is specialist kang. he's our medic, our one and only medic. >> reporter: they were children when the u.s. invaded iraq in 2003.
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five years after the u.s. government said it was leaving the country for good. >> they didn't sign up because they wanted to come fight in iraq. they signed up because they wanted to serve their country. >> reporter: american service members could be here in iraq for many months to come. the u.s. military says over 1,500 isis militants have been killed in the battle for mosul. but elaine, the extremists are have slowed the offensive. >> holly williams with american troops in iraq. holly, thanks. next, a small gesture makes a huge difference for the homeless this thanksgiving. and later, this man made a difference in the lives of hundreds of women.
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in one of the country's richest cities thousands have no place to stay this thanksgiving. as their population grows, john blackstone reports on an effort to make their lives just a little more manageable. >> reporter: the latest count of homeless in los angeles shows the city has more than 43,000 people living on the streets.
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angeles makeshift dwellings spread for block after block. few outsiders regularly walk these forbidding streets, but raquel beard has. >> people are dying every day here. the drug trade and drug usage is just out of control. property thefts are through the roof. >> reporter: she worked with the association of business owners in the skid row area who are being overwhelmed by the homeless. >> reporter: because other people don't see it. >> out of sight, out of mind, let's just keep it there. >> reporter: but skid row also has those struggling to make better lives. they are helped at a warehouse called the bin. with nowhere to live, debra parra got a bin here to keep clean clothes, helping her hold down a job as a security guard. >> i leave my stuff here. so depending what job i'm doing. >> reporter: this makes it a little easier? >> oh, it sure does. a whole lot easier.
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ceo of chrysalis, the homeless services organization that runs the bin. what does this represent? >> this represents the personal belongings and the life history of about 1,500 residents of the skid row area. >> reporter: users must check in at least once a week. a glass in there -- >> yeah. it's a drinking glass. >> reporter: toothbrush. >> toothbrush. >> reporter: levell liggins, living on the streets for 15 years, got a measure of safety when he got a bin. >> so the rule of the streets is whatever they find is theirs, >> reporter: the bins provide order in often chaotic lives. >> when i come out and i roll out their bins, i'm treating it as a service to them. >> i got it. >> reporter: demetrius reed knows the bins from both sides. he was homeless until the job here helped him get a place to live. >> it kind of adds a little dignity back into the equation. >> reporter: as part of l.a.'s latest plan to help the homeless the city is looking to add thousands more bins, which can provide a modest step toward life off the street. john blackstone, cbs news, los angeles.
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president-elect donald trump says it's time to get past the bruising political campaign and move forward as one country. he made his comments in his videotaped thanksgiving address. >> we have before us the chance now to make history together, to bring real change to washington, real safety to our cities, and real prosperity to our communities, including our inner cities. so important to me and so important to our country. but to succeed we must enlist the effort of our entire nation. >> mr. trump is spending the holiday at his estate in palm beach, florida. new york city's thanksgiving day parade went off without a hitch. isis had called for an attack, but more than 3.5 million people showed up anyway. heightened security included more than 3,000 officers, assault weapons, and bomb-sniffing dogs. more than 80 trucks loaded with sand blocked traffic. among the new balloons, a
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a 7-year-old girl from aleppo, syria is thankful for a special gift. bana al abed posted a heartbreaking video this week from her war-torn city that caught the attention of "harry potter" author j.k. rowling. when rowling learned bana wanted to read one of her books, she sent the entire e-book collection. >> i started to reading your books. thank you very, very much. >> rowling tweeted back, "bana, this made me so happy. #standwithaleppo." next, he taught them how to
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thanksgivinga holiday, and we end the broadcast with a visit to one of the closest families we know. they share a link not by blood but perhaps something stronger. here's michelle miller. >> don't cry. it's okay. they're happy tears. >> reporter: when the august martin angels hold a reunion -- >> yeah, yeah, joel ascher. >> reporter: joel ascher is the guest of honor. >> i didn't know you were coming. >> reporter: to these women and hundreds of others who played
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mentor, but most of all guardian angel. >> you can see the floor is not even. >> reporter: when ascher arrived in the late '70s the girls' team had no uniforms, no form of transportation. they didn't even have a basketball. >> the situation for girls' athletics in new york city was terrible. >> reporter: you felt they needed you. >> if they didn't have me, they had nobody. >> and this will do it! >> reporter: but in three years they went from a losing season to the city playoffs. >> joel ascher's 12th title they'd earned 12 city trophies and four state championships. >> winning games was nice but it's not the ultimate goal. the bottom line was college and success. i would really get on them for schoolwork. i would check their report cards. there was no mercy with me. >> reporter: most of coach ascher's players went on to college, playing for such schools as stanford, wisconsin, ucla, and northeastern. some even won scholarships.
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championship team. >> we built a family while we were here. ash did so much for us. >> reporter: these days those roles have reversed. >> how are you? >> i'm here. >> reporter: a team of angels now watches over him. in their 40s and 50s, they drive him to doctor's appointments. >> you started eating already, huh? >> reporter: take him out to dinner. your own? >> no. those are my kids. oh. >> reporter: coach ascher may have never been a father. >> we love you, ash! >> reporter: but it didn't stop him from acting like one. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. that's the overnight news for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new
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>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news. welcome to the overnight news. i'm don dahler. president-elect donald trump plans to remain at his seaside florida estate through the holiday weekend but his transition team says that won't stop mr. trump from interviewing possible cabinet nominees and making plaor in office. specifically day one. the federal government picks up the tab for the inauguration, but all the parties and balls have to be paid for privately. mr. trump has set a million-dollar limit for corporate donations and will refuse all contributions from lobbyists. as for the shape of his new administration? well, kris van cleave has that. >> reporter: president-elect trump has reportedly been receiving fewer classified
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predecessors. the "washington post" reports instead he's choosing to focus on filling his cabinet. mr. trump has previously said he would dissolve the department of education, but yesterday he named its secretary. >> we've just finished a long and bruising political campaign. emotions are raw and tensions just don't heal overnight. >> reporter: in the spirit of thanksgiving president-elect donaldru to come together after a bitter election year. >> it's time to restore the bonds of trust between citizens because when america is unified there is nothing beyond our reach. >> reporter: mr. trump announced two cabinet appointments, both women, neither of whom endorsed him for president. long-time gop donor betsy de vos was tapped to lead the department of education. a strong advocate for school vouchers and charter schools devoss is against the national voluntary education standards known as common core which mr.
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>> we will bring school choice and put an end to common core. we're bringing our education local. >> reporter: south carolina governor nikki haley has accepted the nomination to be ambassador to the u.n. despite this thinly veiled swipe at mr. trump earlier this year. >> during anxious times it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. we must resist that temptation. >> reporter: as an indian-american haley diversifies the president-elect's personnel picks but lacks the foreign policy experience of previous u.n. ambassadors. >> donald trump is a phony. a fraud. >> reporter: despite their tense history, 2012 gop nominee mitt romney is still on the president-elect's short list for secretary of state. much to the dismay of many loyalists. >> i'm still very unhappy that mitt did everything he could to derail donald trump. >> a list of all the things he said and you think is this guy really going to be loyal? >> reporter: former new york city mayor rudy giuliani is also a favorite for secretary of state, and mr. trump's former rival dr. ben carson hinted he will head the department of
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mr. trump is not expected to make any announcements today. donald trump was elected in part by promising to stop the flow of american jobs to china. turns out that can be a two-way street, as jim axelrod found. >> reporter: the factory floor is bustling again at this manufacturing plant in loraine, ohio. a billionaire has indeed brought jobs back to this part of the rust belt. >> we'll stop the jobs from leaving ohio and from leaving america. >> reporter: no, not that billionaire. this one. mr. chow, how many jobs do you expect to create in ohio? >> translator: 3,000. >> not hundreds. thousands. >> reporter: chinese billionaire chow tak wong bought this former
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2008, costing the area 1,000 jobs, and turned it into a state of the art auto glass factory. today the ohio plant is part of chow's global fuyaw glass empire, helping to produce 23% of the world's car windows. >> when i walked into it two years ago, it was dark, dirty, it had been uninhabited for quite a few years. >> reporter: jim reid, a supervisor, voted for donald trump, who made the chinese a target during his campaign. >> we can't continue to allow china to rape our country. and that's what they're doing. >> reporter: what do you make of the idea that the guy bringing hundreds, thousands of jobs to this part of ohio is chinese? >> i'll be honest. i struggle with it a bit when i made the decision. but -- >> reporter: why? >> just because of what i'd been kind of led to believe.
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the history of the world. >> reporter: but mr. cho seems untroubled by the criticism. he told us "that was just campaign talk. now that trump is the president-elect things will be different." are you making america great again? >> [ speaking foreign language ]. >> reporter: what would your message be to donald trump about chinese businessmen in the united states? >> give them a try. a lot of u.s. service members did not make it home for thanksgiving. that includes 6,000 american holly williams introduces us to the 101st airborne division stationed at camp swift near mosul. >> reporter: they're fresh-faced. many of them not long out of high school. >> radio check, over. >> reporter: and they're america's soldiers in the fight against isis, serving with the
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>> this is my first time out of the u.s. i didn't leave california until i went to basic to georgia. so. >> reporter: it's a long way from home for private first class onay beam, a 19-year-old from fontana, southern california on his first tour of duty. >> this is my first one. you know, i came out of basic, couple months aerosol school stuff like, that then straight here. >> reporter: private beam and many others at camp swift were children when the u.s. invaded iraq in 2003 and told us they do america's recent history here. but five years after the u.s. said it had left iraq for good there are now around 6,000 american service members back in the country again. private first class patrick meehan from pepperell, massachusetts is part of the security detail for the senior officers who work in the camp's command center, launching air strikes on isis. the idea is that you could give your life to protect senior officers.
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>> reporter: is that scary? >> no, ma'am. not really. >> reporter: big jobs resting on very young shoulders. specialist monique freek, a 22-year-old from goldsboro, north carolina is one of three cooks at the camp who will cater thanksgiving lunch for 150 from this tiny kitchen. >> we have ham, turkey, greens, corn on the cob, green beans. >> reporter: shed also served as a military cook, inspiring her to enlist. >> i said i want to be a cook. he said no you don't. yes, i do. no, you don't. yes, i do. he says i'm telling you you really don't. i said no, i really do. and they gave it to me. i've loved it ever since. >> reporter: a passion to serve
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the u.s. women's soccer team is ranked number one in the world. they've won three world cups and four olympic gold medals. on the other hand, the u.s. men's team is ranked 24th with very little to show for their efforts. so why do the men get paid so norah o'donnell has that story for "60 minutes." >> we feel like we're treated like second-class citizens because they don't care as much about us as they do the men. >> what a goal from lloyd! >> reporter: carli lloyd is considered the best female soccer player in the world and captains the u.s. team. we recently spoke to her, co-captain becky sauerbrunn, and
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and morgan brian. there's a long history of athletes battling their employers for more pay. it happens in the nba. it happens in the nfl. what's different about this fight? >> this is a social movement, i think. this is about gender discrimination. and i don't think that positive change occurs in the world unless it has to. >> how does this fight rank in some of the competitions you've been in? >> it's the fight. you know, i mean, we have been in some major -- some major battles on the field, but this is -- this could be the fight >> reporter: the team is made up of the best female soccer players from around the country. and for 25 years they've ruled the world. in 1999 when brandi chastain scored to beat china in the finals of the world cup her celebration announced the beginning of a new era in women's sports.
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in the u.s. >> goal! >> reporter: as carli lloyd's three goals sealed a huge win against japan. it was and remains the highest-rated soccer match in american history, including games played by the u.s. men. >> we're america's dream team. and we've been at the forefront. we've been at the top. and i think the number one team in women's sports history. >> how has u.s. soccer federation helped you guys make it to where you are? >> when you compare this federation to all the other federations across the globe they have invested the most money in this women's program. they have. and that's why we've gotten as far as we have. but to be paid equally, you know, it's not about what they think is fair. it's what is fair. >> reporter: after their 2015 world cup triumph the team was honored with a parade down new
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relationship with u.s. socer was breaking down over a new contract. outspoken goalkeeper hope solo was on the team for 19 years. >> time and time again we asked that we wanted to be paid equally to the men, and i'll never -- >> you've been asking for that for many years? >> yeah, we have. we have. every time we brought up the men it pissed them off, it annoyed them, and they'd say don't bring up the men, don't bring it up. >> reporter: globally, men's women's game. when germany won the world cup in 2014, fifa, the sport's international governing body, awarded them $35 million. a year later, when the u.s. women won the cup, the u.s. soccer federation received $2 million. men also make major league salaries playing for brand name club teams. women's pro clubs have struggled financially.
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how are they paid differently? >> there's two different pay structures. the men get paid per game. whether they win or lose, they get paid. the women are on a salary-based contract. >> reporter: it's a pay structure the women themselves wanted and agreed to in 2005 and again in 2013. a consistent salary of up to $72,000 a year and bonuses for wins of $1,350. they also get health insurance and maternity leave. the men enjoy no guaranteed salary and fewer personal benefits. but they can make as much as $17,625 for a win. we wanted to compare two of the top players. salaries vary, but in 2015 hope
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total by u.s. soccer. in 2014, also a world cup year for the men, team usa goalkeeper tim howard was paid $398,495. she played in 23 games for the u.s. >> when you break it down per game, i think it's about three times as much. >> reporter: two years ago hope solo convinced the team to hire lawyer rich nichols to try to get them a better contract. >> i said look, you are in control, this is your business. you have to take control of it. and you can be in control of it. but you have to be unified. you've got to get a new deal. >> what kind of deal would the women accept? >> equal. equal pay. >> but what does equal mean? you want the same agreement the men have? >> we want the same money that the men are making. exactly. that's 5,000 minimum. that's that $8,000 bonus if you tie a game and the 17,625 if you
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>> we have to win and perform to even make 1,350. >> you're professional women. you signed this deal. do you look back and say why did i agree to that deal? or -- >> a little bit. but it's also when it comes down to it, we just kind of had to be like oh, you're just going to say no to everything we're putting on the table. we didn't know how to fight and in which ways we could fight. >> do you think you should be paid more than the men's team? >> yeah, absolutely. >> why? >> we win. we're successful. we should get what we deserve. >> reporter: last year the top female players did make more money from u.s. soccer than the men's team. but their lawyer, rich nichols, says that's only because they played and won more games than the men. >> when you subtract the bonus money that these women made in 2015, they're probably making $70,000 to $80,000 apiece. >> you mean had they not been
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made. >> that's right. >> reporter: despite being upset at last summer's olympics, the women are still number one in the world according to fifa. they say their fight is only with u.s. soccer, not with the u.s. men's team, who are ranked a respectable if unspectacular 24th in the world. >> this team taught all america's children that playing like a girl means you're a bad-ass. >> reporter: on stage at the white house in october 2015, they were national heroes celebrating their latest world cup win. back on the job, they were disgruntled workers whose negotiations with u.s. soccer had ground to a halt and grown increasingly bitter. the women decided to change tactics. enter the federal agency known as the eeoc, or the equal employment opportunity commission. why file this suit with the
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>> we wanted to put pressure on them, and so with the eeoc complaint it seemed like a no-brainer for us. >> reporter: their complaint accuses u.s. soccer of violating the equal pay act and title vii which protects employees against discrimination based on sex. the commission has the power to award damages, issue the right for workers to sue or do nothing at all. >> you can see the full report on our website, cbsnews.com. the overnight news will be right
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a lot of thanksgiving chefs lean on family recipes that date back generations. well, there's a restaurant in new york city where the chefs prepare dishes that date back centuries. jim axelrod brought his healthy appetite to delmonico's. >> reporter: it's noon in the kitchen of delmonico's in lower ma burger medium. >> reporter: and head chef billy oliva has more than just today's lunch rush on his mind. >> it's challenging. a lot of those dishes that were invented here, lobster newburgh, chicken a la king. how do we keep people and grandchildren and great grandchildren of people that used to come here, how do we keep them interested in those dishes? that's my biggest challenge here. >> reporter: is to take the history --
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>> reporter: delmonico's is the nation's first formal restaurant. so in many ways this kitchen is the birthplace of what's grown into a $780 billion industry. its influence on our nation's menus is unmistakable. eggs benedict, baked alaska. >> this is where all the steaks start and finish. >> reporter: and of course the delmonico's steak all made their name here. >> when people say delmonico steak, that's this guy. wet aged, boneless -- >> delmonico steaks sold all over the country. there's only one place that carries such meaning. >> it's right here. and this is it. >> reporter: and with a history that dates back to 1837 -- >> we're going to delmonico's for supper. won't you join us? >> lunch at delmonico's. >> join me at delmonico's on sunday. >> reporter: delmonico's fingerprints are on more than just our menus.
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diamond jim brady. vanderbilt. >> abraham lincoln ate here. teddy roosevelt ate here. >> that's right. >> reporter: in his new book yale historian paul friedman has come up with the ten restaurants that changed america. delmonico's may be on the cover. >> delmonico's is almost like kleenex or xerox became shorthand for restaurant. >> that's right. >> reporter: but all ten make up a delicious part of our cultural history. re into the mainstream. and the mandarin in san francisco, which elevated it beyond chop suey. sylvia's in harlem and antoine's in new orleans. the influence of regional cuisine. how the highbrow shaped eating out. le pavilion. chez panisse. the four seasons. and how the middlebrow did as
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schraff's and howard johnson's. ? on the road around the corner here's the place to go ? howard johnson? ? howard johnson's ? ? join the folks who know ? >> howard johnson's is the basis for not only the fast food industry like mcdonald's or burger king but the fast casual industry like chili's or denny's. >> that will be $6.18. >> reporter: americans now spend more money on eating out than on buying food to cook at home. and even if you never step foot in the place that started it all, don't ever forget, your favorite neighborhood joint has a lot more in common than you might think with iconic restaurants like delmonico's. have you ever been somewhere else and you open up the menu and you see lobster newburg or you see delmonico steak -- >> all the time. >> -- and you think to yourself, that's my place. >> all the time. the last time that happened to me, i was with my mom and she
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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, november 25th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." shoppers scrambling for the best deals of the holiday season, but is it worth it? president-elect trump tweets he is working hard, even on thanksgiving. what that might mean for thousands of american workers. and remembering a lovely lady. florence henderson, best known as mom to the brady bunch, has died at the age of 82. ? one day when the lady

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