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2017. this is the cbs morning news. there's new information in the russian election meddling probe involving donald trump jr. and we ki leaks. moore says it wagner happened. >> i can tell you without hesitation this is absolutely false. >> but a growing number of gop lawmakers are calling for moore to drop out of the race.
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earth. the company is taking a chance that lord of the rings fans are ready for more hobbits. good morning from the studio 57 news room at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie greene. donald trump jr., the president's oldest son released a series of twitter messages during and after the election. the exchanges took place at the same time wiki leaks was releasing messages. >> good morning. the messages mainly consisted of wiki leaks offering advice to trump jr. also
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trump's comments about the website mplts. >> in a series of screen shots donald trump jr. released hiss conversations with wiki leaks during the campaign writing in part how ironic that one of the congressional committees has chosen to selectively leak the messages. trump jr.'s release came just two hours after the claek published his messages. in one instance they suggested that if mr. trump were to lose he should not concede and instead claim the election was rigged. cbs news has confirmed that investigators are in possession of the messages and that wiki leaks published
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>> in order to seek to influence our election. >> during the election candidate donald trump frequently praised the website for releasing damaging e-mails and information about his opponent hillary clinton. in october of last year vice president mike pence was asked about the trump campaign's connections to the hacking site. >> some suggested on the left all this bad stuff about hillary, nothing bad about trump, that your campaign is in cahoots with wiki leaks. >> nothing could be further from the truth. >> an attorney released the statement saying quote, over the last several months we have worked cooperatively with each of the committees and have voluntarily turned over thousands of documents. we can say that we have no concerns about these documents and any questions raised about them have been easily answered in the appropriate forum. >> a spokes person for the vice president said he was never aware of anyone associated with the campaign being in contact with
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he said he first learned about this news from yesterday's report. >> thanks a lot. jeff sessions is scheduled to testify before the house judiciary committee today and is likely to be asked about previous statements concerning contacts between the trump campaign and russia. and sessions is considering appointing a second special counsel, this one to look into hillary clinton foundation dealings. sessions has directed federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues. a russian backed company purchased uranium mines back in 2010 and that's when hillary clinton was secretary of state. roy moore, the republican candidate for the u.s. senate seat in alabama says that he doesn't know the latest woman to accuse him of sexually assaulting her. she claims he assaulted her when she was a teenager. senior republicans want moore to
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>> this is absolutely false. >> a defiant roy moore held a press conference monday evening addressing the latest claim of sexual misconduct against him. >> i don't even know the woman. >> reporter: earlier in the day beverly nelson described how he assaulted her decades ago when she was just 16. >> he began groping me. and putting his hand on my breast. >> nelson says the attack occurred after the then district attorney offered to drive her home from the restaurant where she worked. she says the regular customer left this note behind in her high school yearbook calling her a sweet girl. >> it has nothing to do with reality. >> moore has called the allegations against him a witch hunt but more republicans are calling on him to step
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senate majority whip john cornyn addressed whether they should vote to expel him if he wins. even before the latest accuser came forward mitch mcconnell said he had heard enough. senator mcconnell said the party is exploring whether another republican could write in should moore win the rhace. president trump is on his way home from asia. protesters took to the streets. mr. trump was there to attend a summit on regional security but he skipped it when it was delayed. this morning mr. trump tweeted, just arrived in the philippines for my final stop with world leaders. will lead to fair trade deals unlike the horror show from past administ
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when he returned to washington. when he gets home the president will turn his attention to tax reform. he's scheduled a thursday meeting with house gop meetings before they vote on a tax overhaul plan. mr. trump has his own ideas calling for a steeper trax break for wealthier americans. the death toll from the powerful earthquake that hit the border between iran and iraq now stands at more than 430. sunday's quake struck as people were going to bed. another 7,000 were injured. rescue workers are digging through what's left of collapsed buildings. the power is off in the region. water lines are cut and there are no communications. the worst damage appears to be in a kurdish town in western iran. and new evidence in the death of a frat member.
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timot timot timothy piazza. his parents say the new everyday hasn't eased their grief. >> it's really important for people to see the damage. the far reaching damage that's occurred, because these young men decided to protect themselves instead of tim. >> we need parents to be talking to their kids about this. we need parents to put their foot down and say you must not do this. >> the new evidence means 12 additional fraternity members now face charges and that brings the total number to more than two dozen. coming up on the morning news now, green beret investigation. new revelations about a possible motive in the death of an army soldier. and three ucla basketball players detained in
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powerful winds in the seattle area yesterday toppled trees leaving one dead and several people hurt. wind gusts toppled -- topped 60 miles per hour, a tree fell on a car in a seattle suburb killing a woman and critically injuring her sister. almost 200,000 customers lost power. ucla basketball players being detained in china are getting help from the president and new clues in the death of a green beret. those are some of the head lines on the newsstand. two navy seals already under investigation in the straggling death of a green beret are also under scrutiny in an alleged theft. army staff sergeant was strangled to death in june in mali after an argument with the two seals. the seals are reportedly now being investigated for taking money from a fund
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we're at the new york stock exchange with that and more. >> good morning. well, shares of general electric took a nose dive yesterday falling about 7% after ge cut its dividend in half. the dow released the forecast to three sectors. aviation, health and energy. its quarterly dividend is being cut to 12% saving. shares are down 38% sitting at five-year lows. the ge pulled the entire lower sector. in the end, the dow gains 17 points. the nasdaq rose six points yesterday. prominent venture capitalist is taking a leave. allegations of misconduct. he was one of elon musk's early investors. he also resigned from hism
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. well, many more americans have what's considered high blood pressure this morning. the american heart assoc
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released new high blood pressure guidelines. a top figure of 140 and a bottom one of 90 used to indicate high blood pressure but those numbers now dropped to 130 over 80 and it means half of u.s. adults have hyper tension including one woman who visited a new york city health fair yesterday. >> it's considered a silent killer and now it's something i need to research and i wouldn't have known that had i not stopped through today. >> only 2% of the newly added people with high blood pressure need medication. they're urging the rest to try healthier lifestyles first. despite president trump's promise of bringing back the coal industry in america it might be difficult to do. but there's an effort to bring a new industry to appalacia. >> in boone county west virginia, coal mining has provided work s
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buzzard's family. >> when did you become a coal miner? >> 18 years old. >> three years ago he lost his job at this coal plant. >> it was horrible. you know, i got laid off, lost my vehicle, lost my house. >> did you have a plan b? >> no, there was no plan b. >> buzz the 29-year-old found one in june swapping his hard hat for a laptop. >> you go to this website. >> he was accepted into a free training program that teaches former coal miners to become computer coders creating apps, websites and games. founder amanda locker started the nonprofit in 2015 because her younger brother was worried about losing his coal mining job. >> in just a few months we realized they're really good. they're going off and learning stuff that i didn't know yet. >> u.s. senator invited the group to his
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>> also developing this morning, police in new carrollton, maryland looking for the gunman in a deadly shooting. officers found a man shot at the hilltop apartments on 85th. he died at the hospital. we are making calls to get an update on this for you. it's 41 degrees. a check of those temperatures with mary. >> good morning, everybody. yes, it is very chilly as you step outside this morning. we have temperatures down to 39 degrees in the leesburg area. so when the kids are at the bus stop this morning they are going to need a sweater or a jacket to keep themselves comfortable. you may run into patchy fog with temperatures 35 to 41 degrees with the kids at the bus stop. we are at 41 in dc. we will top out at 52 degrees today. we will run into some patchy fog as you're stepping out. it will be a cool day with a little bit of sun break offing out -- break -ing out by -- breaking out by the afternoon. in the
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temperatures in the low 50s. break up just a bit by the 4:00 p.m. hour. over to ellen now for a check on traffic. >> my map was showing like five accidents. they were wrong. they were not up dating right. we have no accidents out there. we have construction on the outer loop of the beltway. you will see a small delay. construction happening on the right-hand side so watch out there in the cabin john area. in beltsville headed southbound on route 1 seeing construction delays right before you hit the beltway. northbound lanes still look okay. as you're trying to pass by route 1 just delays in your southbound lane that should wrap up by 5:00. >> thank you. hit them where they live. that's one of the new approaching when kills the rats. >> you can see the new ways the city is trying to get rid of all the rats. the district has
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the pesky critters and use dry ice to kill them. >> i think i can speak for every washingtonan, there's one rat that's disrupting your quality of life. that's too much. >> the mayor points out there is a lot you can do to also help. store garage in containers with tight fitting lids and place trash outside shortly before pick up, not days in advance and remove weeds and debris where rats can hide. to report a report problem dial 311. now to prince george's county where restricting the place where marijuana can be sold will be a hot topic. some are fighting for a zoning change. >> people will be at a meeting. they held a ral dr rally -- rally yesterday saying
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weaken schools and parks. >> we will not put it with it in prince george's county everywhere. >> not in our neighborhood. >> it's on an out raij and-- outrage and we are not taking it anymore. >> medical marijuana is about to debut in maryland. some could be open by the end of the year. all right. at 4:29 that's a quick look at what is going on. >> the news at 4:30 starts right now. >> this is wake up washington on wusa 9. >> ♪ [ music ] ♪ good tuesday, morning, everybody. thank you so much for joining us. hopefully we'll have a less eventful day than yesterday. >> we are a little bit drier today. >> that's right. good morning. i'm jan jeffcoat. >> i'm larry miller. we are going to get you out the door on time to work. ma,
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cool this afternoon as well. i want to give you a head's up about some fog through the area around frederick and gaithersburg. you're still okay in dc with 10 miles. that's normal. in gaithersburg and frederick that visibility is reduced to two or three miles ahead of you. manassas still 10 miles. outside right now it's 41 degrees and cloudy with winds coming in from the north at 10 miles per hour. 49 at lunch and 53 for the high with a little bit of sun breaking out. we have construction going on. none of those accidents that i saw at 4:30 so that's typical. look across the topside of the beltway. connecticut avenue, route 1 hit by construction and cabin john. i showed you that live look last time. as you're passing over

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