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the nutcracker. >> got the nutcrackers out today. >> awesome. >> you need one that plays music. >> i have one! [ laughter ] captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday december 19 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." high-tech thieves take aim at target, 40 million holiday shoppers that swiped cards couldvictims. a stunning defense of nsa from russia's president putin. and the star of "duck dynasty" yanked off tv. what he said creating controversy. >> we begin with your world in 90 seconds. >> this could be the largest breech of credit card security
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ever. >> hackers target the major retail her. >> a security breech with the target store across the country. >> thieves were able to steal the data on every credit and debit card at every target store in the united states. >> the nsa masseurive surveillance. >> ben bernanke announced the feds will scale back. >> that sent stocksing soaring. >> the private voice mails between kate middleton and prince william. >> and the the fly on the wall view for romney campaign for president. >> anybody have the number for the president? >> i do. >> the a ande net work has
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suspended phil robertson after controversy remarks about gray people. >> on a bus, suspects pull out a gun. those on the bus wrestle the guy to the ground. >> we're going to need a wall of presents. >> southern illinois basketball coach barry henson after a loss. >> my wife my wife can can score more than two buckets. i know my wife will at least fake one time. >> all that matters. >> a georgia woman claiming half that mega million jackpot. >> she bought a ticket last minute purchase. >> flying to north korea for his third visit. >> janet could be on a secret mission in north korea. i'm sure that's what it is. dennis islike james bond. 007 is his iq. that's the only difference.
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welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is off. jeff glor is with us. >> good to be here. >> good to have you. a lot of breaking news this morning. first one of america's largest retailers this morning confirmed it's facing a massive security breach impacting holiday shoppers. >> 40 million credit and debit card accounts may be at risk. chip reed is in virginia. good morning. >> reporter: good morning norah and jeff and viewers in the west. the secret service has confirmed this morning they are investigating a massive scam affecting millions of target customers. >> while customers poured into target stores black friday some may have unknowingly given personal financial information directly to identity thieves.
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the secret service is investigating the massive scam in which criminals ripped off credit and debit card data. shaun henry is the president of the security technology company. >> these groups are often times looking for any type of information they can use. they're looking for credit card numbers, debit cards, pin numbers, user names and pass words to other accounts. they can use it and turn it to cash. >> the unauthorized card data was accessed saying accounts may have been impacted between november 27 and december 15. >> i almost use a credit card all the time. that's scary. >> the retailer the latest company to get scammed. in july five were charged with stealing 160 million credit and debit card members from companies including jcpenney 7
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eleven and jet blue in the plot. >> net works are so big and vast, there's always pay way in. what organizations need to do is work ville gently to identify and detect the breach. >> reporter: target says it has identified and resolved the issue. target also says it's working with law enforcement to bring those responsible to justice. >> stunning to hear 40 million may have been affected. what if you shopped online? >> reporter: it appears only people that shopped in the stores were affected not online. >> chip thank you. russia's president says this morning the national collection data program is fine with him. putin believes surveillance is needed to fight terrorism. there should be limits. the long time agent used to be
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the head of russia's spy agency. he said his government does not control edward snowden. the nsa leaker is living in russia under political asylum. the strongest response to the information nsa collects millions from americans. bill is at the white house. >> reporter: good morning out west. the report says the the u.s. government must continue gathering information to protect national security. but at same time it has to protect personal privacy. there are 46 limiting but not ending the nsa massive data collection. the report was unanimous propose proposing more transparency and requiring court orders before information swept by the national security agency can be used. the panel which includes top national security officials like
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former terrorism richard clarke and former cia director mike morell recommends that the nsa not be able to store massive and call records be stored by a third party not the u.s. government. the panel call for end to secrecy of mass data a in agencies and tighter restrictions on foreign leaders n. august from the release from edward snowden, he put the intelligence gathering under a mike scope. president barack obama asked the panel to do the same. >> i want to make sure america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> reporter: jay carney said president barack obama wanted to review the document m fully before he made the statement but said he's grateful for the work. >> we need to make sure we're
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not gathering information because we can solely but because we must. >> on capitol hill u some gave their message to the floor. >> it's coming from every branch of government, from every corner of our nation. nsa you've gone too far. >> reporter: interestingly the panel said there were no descending views. it boils down in the words of richard clarke to just because we can doesn't mean we should. the white house says president barack obama is open to changes and will study the recommendations and respond to them in a speech next month. >> bill thank you. senior correspondent john miller joining us this morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> this is recommending big changes at nsa. this panel of experts appointed by the president. do you think the president ends up carrying them out? >> i don't think he ends up carrying them all out. i say that because part of this
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is reading white house tea leaves. you're more of an expert at that than i am. when one of the recommendations leaked out this week that said head of nsa should be a civilian, the white house said quickly that the head of the ns ooirks will remain a military person. that was a signal they're not going to take this recommendations, box them and put them in effect. >> what about critics who say this report vindicates what edward snowden did. >> if i were snowden, i'd be saying that. there's the vindicate what part stealing 1.7 million classified documents that's a crime? on the other hand when it comes to moral hi ground, the most interesting thing about this panel is not what the privacy experts on the panel recommended. you expect that. two hardened intelligence professionals one of whom mike
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moreell sided with pushing back towards privacy. >> there's a hidden bomb shell in recommendations what is that? >> no one expected recommendations to take on all nsa programs. one thing it recommends they take national a letters, the key tool they use in spy cases and terrorism cases to get information from phone and internet company, mostly subscriber information. who does this belong to? what is the billing address of this phone number? before you can use it you have to go to a judge and get it approved. makes it a court order. they use this 20,000 time ace year. it's been controversial in the past about how they use it properly. this is a panel that took charge and went beyond it in terms of widening the scope.
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>> should we be surprised nsa appears to have a friend in putin? >> you know jeff i say if you're the nsa waking up at fort meade saying we've vindicated snowden and vladimir putin is on our side in terms of surveillance, i'd try to change the dialogue. >> appreciate it. the bond buying stimulus program decision comes soon ore than some expected. >> stocks are down in early trading. dow opened at a record high of gaining 300 yesterday. cbs news contributor and analyst melody hobson is in chicago. good morning. >> good morning. >> what do you think is interesting about it? >> it's very, very good. it shows finally we have clear indication that the u.s. economy is on much steadier footing. this is after a really tough
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flog. the federal reserve governors look at a bunch of indicators unemployment 7%, better than people expected. looking at inflation that stayed completely under control. they're looking at congress who finally decided to play nicely and put together a budget deal that lays out u.s. spending the next two years. this is all a good sign. >> melody stocks ramped up yesterday. what does wall street like about what the fed is doing now? >> the stock market hates uncertainty. that's what we've had all fall. will they, won't they? it's been pay game of cat and mouse. everyone has been waiting to see how this happened what will they do. they've been true to their word when they used the word taper. they said it woub measured. 10 billion is not radical. they've eased up on the gas ever so slightly. they have visitbilityvisibility.
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the stimulus is still. >> that's interesting the decision unwind slowly to tape they are which the market seemed to like. what about the assurance from the fed on interest rates? >> they've been clear they need to keep riteates low. they need to continue to keep growth going. they need to give business incentives to go out and boar roe money to build plants facility, build inventory. that will continue to drive job growth. they're targeting unemployment 6.2 to 6.4% by the end of the year which would be a great story. they also want us to go out and buy houses which mean mortgage rates have to stay down. buy cars again car rates stay down. go to school student loans stay down. all things are looking at in terms of rates. i think that's really smart. >> melody thank you. >> thanks. a two-year budget is headed for president barack obama 's desk. the senate passed 64 to 36
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wednesday. the bipartisan bill stops the possible government shutdown. overall spending set at just over $1 trillion each year. it rolls back cuts at the pentagon and domestic programs reduces retirement benefits for veterans younger than 62 airline security fees go upstarting in july. this morning, ind why is demanding the u.s. drop charges against one of the diplomats arrested in flork last week accused of lying on a visa application and paying her housekeeper and nanny far less than minimum wage. the u.s. says the diplomat accused the maid of blackmail. this sparked relations between the u.s. and ind yeah. there are new developments. michelle miller here. >> good morning norah and jeff. secretary of state john kerry called the top indian national security advisor to express regret about how this has unfolded.
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according to the u.s. attorney prosecuting the case the agents that arrested the diplomat didn't do anything wrong. despite having ignited a fire storm of protests in india over the arrest and treatment of diplomat devyani khobragade. after her arrest the diplomat was given curtesies well beyond what most defendants get including phone calls and time to arrange child care. agents brought her coffee and offered her food. in a newly published e-mail to her colleagues khobragade gave details about what really happened. i broke down many times as repeated handcuffing and searching, swabbing in a hold
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up with drug addicts were imposed on me she said. the strip search took place. after noting the diplomat's special treatment, the u.s. attorney asked one wonders why there's so much outrage about the alleged treatment of the ind yang national accused of perpetrating these acts but little about the treatment of her spouse. >> politics in india may be escalating the conflict. >> in which way they throw americans slightly gets them brownie points in the election next year. >> if convicted the diplomat could face up to ten years in prison for visa fraud and five years for making false declaration. >> thank you michelle. he's not a diplomat but this morning former nba star dennis rodman is back in north korea. he'll train with the country's
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national basketball team and he'll meet with his friend the dictator kim jung un. the execution of kim's uncle, a top government official was announced. he says this trip is about fun not politics. nasa astronauts perform the first of three space walks saturday using special helmets fitted with snorkels. the astronauts will replace the cooling pump on the international space station or will try. the snorkels will clear water. the helmets were modified after the italian astronaut nearly drowned in july on the space walk. they cannot guarantee the water issue will not happen again. we're waiting for second of two mega million lottery winners to step forward. the first to step forward is 56-year-old ira curry of stone mountain georgia. she bought the ticket at an
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atlanta newsstand. she gets half of the second largest jackpot in u.s. history. she picked the right numbers by using family birthdays. her lucky number was 7. the other lucky ticket was sold in san jose california. a los angeles times says delta airlines will not allow phone calls during flights even if the fcc lifts the fan. delta ceo says they consider kauls on the plane disruptive. max bah cussucus chairs the finance committee. he announced he would not seek re-election next year. michael bloomberg's final address as mayor of new york city. he's wrapping up 12 years in office. he warn that a looming crisis in health care and pension cost
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could pose a threat to their survival survival. a wine dealer found guilty of fraud. he was convicted for passing off rare and fine wines. he manufactureed them his kitchen. he faces up to 20 years in prison. new guidelines for blood pressure. many older adults get less aggressive treatment and take fewer pills. high blood pressure affects 78 million americans. we'll talk about that big change in our next hour. in tennessee, up to 500 remain out of their homes this morning because of toxic fumes from a fire at a plastic plant. firefighters were pulled from the site because of a pair of 1,000 gallons of pro getting windy around the bay area today. we are going to see some gusty winds especially over some of
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the mountaintops. wind advisories there. but looks like the cool winds will help to mix out all the air and that means the air quality be there great today. high pressure will be building in the next couple of days. that means the temperatures are going to warm up nicely but today, cool and brisk and breezy toward the coastline. about 56 degrees in pacifica, 57 in concord and 56 in san rafael. next couple of days, warmer weather staying dry through christmas. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by macy's.
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delays trying to get into san francisco right now. it's northbound 101 right there by that vermont street exit. and the backups extend beyond the 280 interchange. out to the bay bridge now, obviously a lot of folks are trying to get into san francisco from both directions and over at the bay bridge, it's backed up into the maze for 20 minutes to get on the span. there's still some chp-issued wind advisories as well for the bay bridge and here for the san mateo bridge. with your latest forecast, here's lawrence. >> we are seeing winds whipping up already around the bay area some gusts to 20 and 30-plus- mile-per-hour, even stronger over the mountaintops. in the financial district, the air quality is much improved for the stronger winds and the sea breeze. that's the upside. but yeah, it will be a brisk breezy day as we head throughout the day. temperatures only in the 50s probably mid-50s toward the coastline. a little warmer and less wind for tomorrow. a very mild weekend and staying dry through christmas.
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bloomberg bizusiness week crunched the data this week comparing the satisfaction rankings with each company's thought process and found out that they have no relevance to the stock market returns and the most hated companies score better and the stock of the most lowest scoring companies, time the warner cable surged 450% over the past five years, with which is particularly surprising, since five years is how long you have been waiting for the cable guy. that sometimes can be true. >> no truer words. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." in this half hour governor chris christie is accused of intentionally causing gridlock for drivers and why the democrat s are cause blaming him for a
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traffic jam near the bridge. and a teacher in benghazi shares her ss her story and breaks her silence silence. she talks about her time in libya with her husband. >> and "duck dynasty" is off of the air this morning. phil robertson is suspended for making anti-gay comments but not everyone agrees with his removal of the show. >> reporter: on "duck dynasty" phil robertson is the patriarch of a family that owns a million dollar duck decoy and call business who is not afraid to speak his mind. >> kids today are fat. >> reporter: and that what he did in a "g.q." interview. what in your mind is sinful and he said start from homosexual behavior and branch out from there and neither the homosexual or prostitutes or idolators or
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anybody else will inherit the earth. and he also says of african-americans, pre preexcitement, pre-welfare, they were happy and nobody was singing the blues and "duck dynasty" producers reacted quickly. >> by the end of the day, a&e said they were taking him off of "duck dynasty" because the comments were outrageous and offensive and not in keeping with the a&e brand. >> reporter: p but the outrage is just as expressive. even sarah palin took to social media saying that free speech is an endangered species and these intolerants hating and taking on "duck dynasty" is an assault on
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us all. as for "duck dynasty, "" it is a cash cow for the network and the franchise could be at risk without phil. much of the "duck dynasty" upcoming season is filmed with phil robertson, and so you won't see him disappear, but there is for now they are calling this a hiatus, a sond "duck" could call him back. there is controversy leading to the world's biggest bridge, and governor chris christie is sbepgs ally causing a backup as charged. elaine is in new jersey. >> reporter: good morning, norah and jeff and to the viewers out west. yesterday chris christie won a re resounding victory here in the blue state of new jersey and now they are trying to knock back
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any presidential ambitions that he might have by highlighting a local scandal of highlighting the george washington bridge behind me. >> reporter: as people who regularly drive on the bridge they will tell you that gridlock is routine. for four days in september, drivers were surprised to learn that a traffic study had shut down two critical lane ss on to the bridge. and traffic reports suggested nothing out of the ordinary, but local officials said that some commute stretched to four hours. >> ambulances could not get through and the police could not respond to the emergencies and so that the town of fort lee was shutdown. >> reporter: the democratic mayor of fort lee said that chris christie was retaliating for him not endorsing the governor's bid, and bridgegate was borne. >> he is considered the front-runner for 2016 and this is an enduring situation to
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highlight the vulnerability of christie which is that he he has the reputation to be a bully. >> reporter: democrat jay rockefeller said that he was concerned that political appointees were using power to hamper interstate commerce and safety, and he is referring to the port authority of new york and new jersey and the interstate agency that operates the bridge and the top appointment is by the new jersey governor. the ap poin ti from chris christie has resigned and so has his replacement. and the traffic study? well, it has yet to surface, but in typically blunt firms, christie denies any retribution against the fort lee mayor. >> he is not on my radar screen politically or professionally or any other way until the stories came out in the aftermath of the closing. closing. >> reporter: the officials at the port authority say they have received chairman rock felefeller's
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letter, and they are reviewing it. norah and jeff. >> thank you, elaine. i don't know how it shakes out, but the traffic has been awful. >> it was awful in september and awful again recently. yes. >> and nothing makes people angrier than sitting in traffic for more than two hours. >> and now to this story, remember the american teacher who was shot and killed in benghazi libya? well, he will be laid to texas in austin. he was gunned down two years ago today on the deadly assault at the benghazi assault. and now her widow is coming forward and she has surprising words for the attackers. anna werner has the stor riy. >> reporter: anita the smith and her husband ronnie moved to benghazi on a journey of faith with their infant faith and they wanted to bring about peace. >> we knew beforehand that libya is not safe and we still wanted to go somewhere, where we wanted to bless the people. >> reporter: did you feel like
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you were a target there? >> over time, i did not feel unsafe. once we start theed to really knowing our neighbors and them taking us into their homes and them loving us it was normal life. >> reporter: he taught chemistry to high school students at an international school. they made friends and adjust eded to a new culture, even to the sounds of bombing at night. >> it was even a joke within the city among the libyan people saying, have you gotten used to the bombs or that sort of thing and so it became more normal and more not scary. looking back now, do you think that the two of you were naive at all? >> not at all. we knew before going into libya that this was, that there were ris risk, and that we were doing this, because we wanted to follow what god has for us, and that is to show the libyan people his love and forgiveness. >> reporter: the family planned to return to america to spend the holidays with family and
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friends, and anita and son josea left in november and ronnie was to meet them in a few weeks later, but he never made it. the gunmen in the car shot and killed ronnie as he jogged on the street near the couple's home. what do you think that you are going to miss the most about ron sni ronnie? >> well, just because it seems like we grew up together. he has just been daily in my life all of these years growing together, and just imagining the rest of us without him doesn't seem real. >> reporter: she says that friends and neighbor ss in benghazi, including his high school students have called to express their condolences, and in return, she wrote an open letter to all libyans. >> i feel people speaking with hate and anger over ronnie east death, but that is not what he would want.
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he would want his opportunity to show one another love and forgiveness because that is what god has shown to us. >> reporter: and she included a message to the husband's killer who has yet to be captured. >> i love them. i forgive them. and i have nothing against them. >> reporter: anita smith says she wants to make a return trip to benghazi to visit friends and neighbors to mourn together. for "cbs this morning" anna werner, austin, texas. she wants to go back. >> yeah. and is offering them forgiveness, which is incredible. >> the commitment to stay and live and teach there with everything that has happened extraordinary. >> absolutely. >> and the newest crash tests show the safest cars on the road and what is raising the bar. that is next on "cbs this morning."
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this morning new car safety ratings are out for 2014 models last year there were 130 cars that got a top safety pick. this year, only 39. the insurance institute for highway safety tested 170 cars. putting them through a battery of tests front crashes, side
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impact, roof strength, and a test to measure hour they protected a passenger's head during impact. but it was the addition of a new test which caused far fewer cars to be top choices this year. >> we are making it tougher, and we're doing it because manufacturers are showing they can make the cars to protect better. >> reporter: they can with stand an impact when only a small portion of a vehicle is in a frontal crash. cars that score well in that new category as well as the previous test get a top safety rating. they include the ford fusion honda accord subaru outback and toyota camry. the camry was modified in order to show improvements in an airy which had initially done poorly. >> toyota has really committed to try to do this and the 2014 camry has made changes to the
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structure that allows them to get an acceptable rating. >> reporter: the iihs is also testing features to avoid a crash in the first place. cars with collision avoidance systems earned a top grade including warnings to a driver that danger is ahead. some cars can even stop themselves at low speed. >> the state of the art of motor vehicle safety is changing and it's changing for the better and it's changing rapidly. >> reporter: and along those lines the iihs is recognizing automakers for putting in this range of safety systems. and jeff and norah, these safety simms like the one that stops the car before a crash are the precursor to self-driving cars. >> jeff pegues thank you very much. you can learn more about all the top safety picks at cbsnews.com. fascinating stuff. it really is the blend of a driver car meeting a driverless
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ca getting windy around the bay area today. we are going to see some gusty winds especially over some of the mountaintops. wind advisories there. but looks like the cool winds will help to mix out all the air and that means the air quality be there great today. high pressure will be building in the next couple of days. that means the temperatures are going to warm up nicely. but today, cool and brisk and breezy toward the coastline. about 56 degrees in pacifica, 57 in concord. 56 in san rafael. next couple of days, warmer weather staying dry through christmas. the real health threat from uncooked chic consumer reports with the takeaway from the most comprehensive testing of meat and poultry it's ever done. that story is ahead first on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by brookside chocolate. discover brookside. in brookside chocolate a world of
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for police. >> insane. to have that reaction that quickly. >> incredible. you see him grab the man out of the way. >> glad everything went well. the super bowl is only 45 days awe way but no one knows who's playing. see how far the league is going to keep winter from ruining the big game. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." ness with it. get paid however you want with it. get real work done wherever with it. make all your numbers play nicely with it. say "buh-bye" to the old way with it. run payroll with your finger with it. scan receipts with it. sync this stuff with that stuff and that stuff, with it. maintain your sanity with it. this is your business on the all-new quickbooks. run with it. grandma is so happy to be here for your very first christmas. i hear you're quite the expert at waking people up in the morning. let me show you how grandma does it. ♪ ♪ you're
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your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning, it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. the retailer target confirmed about 40 million credit and debit card numbers of its shoppers may have been stolen. thieves breached the retail giant's data over the busy black friday weekend and the problem wasn't solved until this week. a young vallejo cancer patient is taking a page from the famous batkid to crusade for safer streets in her community. volunteers are putting together a wonder girl superhero adventure today for 10-year-old monica romo. she will be reading an essay she wrote about her concern over how to make vallejo safer. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning. we had a couple of accidents both cleared to the right-hand shoulder but it is slowing down the marin county ride. southbound 101 the first one at egg nas i don't and another one farther south approaching lucas valley. just mostly spectator slowing right now. but traffic is heavy beyond highway 37. nimitz northbound 880 gridlock from san leandro towards your downtown oakland exits and traffic is improving right now through the livermore valley. that's traffic. here's lawrence. >> winds kicking outside today. it is helping to clear out all the air so no "spare the air" day today. looks like we are in for some windy conditions especially over the mountaintops. camera shaking around a little bit in the wind now. we have seen some gusts to 20 and 30 miles per hour. going to see some blustery winds over the mountaintops and breezy down below, highs only in the 50s. a little warmer though and less wind toward tomorrow. then a very nice weekend stay dry through christmas.
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♪ ♪ i don't want to know ♪ >> good morning, gayle, good morning, jeff. happy morning, everybody. welcome back to "cbs this morning." thieves are putting 20 million credit and debit card accounts in jeopardy. the scam threatens to ruin the holiday season for shoppers. first on "cbs this morning" important health news for anyone who eats chicken. consumer reports most comprehensive testing ever finds the risk of contamination is sky high. and good news for the blind man who fell in front of a subway train and the guide dog that saved him. but first, here's a look at today's eye-opener at 8:00. >> the secret service has confirmed this morning that they
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are investigating a massive scam affecting millions of target customers. >> credit card number debit cards, p.i.n. numbers. once they have that information, they can very quickly use it and turn it into cash. >> 46 specific recommendations limiting but not ending the nsa's massive data collection. >> it shows that finally we have very clear indications that the u.s. economy is on much steadier footing. >> astronauts will perform the first of three space walks on saturday. they'll use special helmets fitted with snorkels. >> one of the stars of the hit reality program "duck dynasty" is off the show phil robertson is suspended after making anti-gay comments. >> they have changed how they rate cars. last year 130 cars got top safety picks, this year only 39. >> the first winner to step forward is identified as ira
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curry. she picked the right number by using family birthdays. >> 8, 14 17 20 39 which seems so obvious in retrospect. ♪ >> i'm gayle king with norah o'donnell and jeff glor. charlie is off today. millions of target shoppers may find a big old lump of coal in their christmas stocking. they're all potential victims of identify thieves. >> hackers tapped into the credit card scanners and stole customers' financial data. the scam went on for weeks. chip reid is in alexandria, virginia. >> reporter: good morning, target confirms this morning they are aware of unauthorized access to customer information and they are working with law enforcement to try to determine which customers may have been affected. in a statement, target said approximately 40 million credit card and debit card accounts may
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have been impacted between november 27th and december 15th. at this point it appears that only shoppers who shopped in stores were affected not people who shopped online. norah, gayle and jeff? >> chip thank you. and now to a story you're seeing first on "cbs this morning" involving food safety. consumer reports is out with its most comprehensive testing ever on meat and poultry. it finds potentially harmful bacteria in 97% of chicken breasts examined nationwide. the magazine's director of consumer safety and sustainability, good morning. >> good morning. >> so this is stunning this number of 97%. how did you do this test? what exactly did you find? >> we went out into the nation at 26 different states shopped raw chicken breasts. we did find 97% of one of the six bacteria that we looked for that can all be potentially harmful. but even more concerning about half of those were resistant to three or more antibiotic classes
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making them multiple drug resistant. >> is it just me or does there always seem to be a problem with chicken? every time we turn around there's something with chicken. i want to know what should we be buying? >> in terms of food-borne illness and disease, chicken, you should handle it carefully, make sure you buy it first in the store with plastic bag. and there's no better choice out there. when we looked at all of the data out there there's no better choice when it comes to safety. for our production practices things like organic do provide value, but what people don't really realize is that the natural label actually means nothing and often confuses for those labels. >> what do you do if you think maybe you bought chicken or have chicken at home right now that might be included here? >> at least be very vigilant about how you handle that chicken. you want to use really careful practices in the chicken.
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you don't want to put your chicken in the sink and pour the faucet on it. use a dedicated cutting board and put that right in the dishwasher. all the way through from when you buy it to serve it you want to exercise really good hygiene. >> and cook it. >> and cook it. >> who's eating raw chicken? >> that's the other statistic we found was 37% of people own a meat thermometer but majority think they cook it to 165 degrees. kaunt know unless you use a thermometer. >> thank you so much. >> a documentary shows an emotional mitt romney. many have never seen this side of last year's republican presidential nominee. the film called "mitt" was made by a family friend who had exclusive access to the candidate over six years through two campaigns. it shows romney and his family on election night. >> i just can't believe you're going to lose. >> yeah. >> so what do you snain a
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concession speech? >> does someone have a number for the president? >> i do. >> hadn't thought about that. >> mitt premieres at the sundance film festival in january and debuts on netflix. >> very admirable that they'd let us see the moment that was clearly not what they expected. it must have been very difficult for them. >> i was shocked. i didn't know this that they let someone cover them for years. you see some of the most intimate moments, the good and the bad. >> no one really knows what to say in those moments when you see it in their eyes. >> i want to see the movie. we'll have an update this morning on the story of a blind man and his brave guide dog. you remember the story yesterday, the dog that stuck by his owner's side after the man tumbled on to the tracks of a new york city subway. that happened tuesday. and cecil williams and orlando, there they are, the dog
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miraculously survived when a train passed right over them. but williams said he'd have to give up orlando because the dog was set to retire next month. strangers donated tens of thousands to williams so his best friend will stay right by his side. >> i'm not a crybaby or nothing, but my eyes are misty and i'm tearing right now because, you know things like this here don't happen for everybody. but it's not always that way. so when they told me, i was in awe and i'm shocked. so for him, it's time for him to retire. he's about 77 years old. he's a senior citizen. he's got gray hair you know. so he's looking forward to you know, enjoying life now. >> aw. he's crying. we knew people would come through. that's good. >> you said there would be a happy ending to this
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the rules that doctors follow for high blood pressure may be changing. doctor holly phillips is in our toyota green room. there she is in the green. she'll explain how some recommendations may allow patients to take fewer pills. that's coming up next on "cbs this morning." ♪ under pressure ♪ mine was earned orbiting the moon in 1971. afghanistan in 2009. on the u.s.s. saratoga in 1982.
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♪ in our morning rounds this morning, a big change in the guidelines for treating high blood pressure. a report out today by a panel of experts says fewer older americans may need to take the medication to lower their numbers. well, we want to know what does that mean, exactly. dr. holly phillips joins us at the table. good morning to see you, dr. phillips. the word "older" what does that mean in this case and what are the changes you're talking about? >> for years normal blood pressure has been defined at 129/80. and the point at which doctors suggest you start taking
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medications as well as lifestyle changes. the biggest change with these new guidelines if you're over the age of 60 the threshold is pushed up to 150/90. >> what's driving this change? >> it really comes down to data. an independent panel that looked at 30 year of strong research, the gold standard of high blood pressure research. if you have a blood pressure of 150/90 and over 60, by lowering it you could cut down on heart attacks, stroke, kidney disease. what was really surprising if you pushed it below 140-/90 there wasn't any benefit, there wasn't any change. that's why the decision to push the threshold up. not everybody agrees. the american heart association has said they're not sure they're going to adopt these guidelines. they want to do their own research first. >> if you're on blood pressure medication now, what should you be thinking about, worrying
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about? >> the panel is very clear. if you're over 60 and on blood pressure medicine there's no need to make any change. you might want to talk to your doctor about your blood pressure goals the next time you come in you might be able to lower your dose. or if you're on several medications you need fewer. i have to say in practice high blood pressure is one of the hardest things to treat because it doesn't cause any symptoms. in my practice it's hard for me to tell patients here take these medications that might have some side effects when you feel perfectly fine. but the issue is blood pressure is an insidious illness. it eats away at your vessels and heart and kidneys and you're not aware of it until it's too late. >> one of the number one indicators of your health is your blood pressure. >> yes. >> thank you, for being here. why fortune 500 companies are clamoring for danny meyers business advice. that's next on "cbs this morning."
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] get your taste of the season, at raley's, bel air and nob hill. danny meyer is one of the big effort names in the food business. his restaurants and chefs have
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won a collected 25 james beard awards. when we sat down to talk about his global success meyer talks less about his food and more about his other secret ingredient. >> okay. >> reporter: every year after thanksgiving, an overnight team at danny meyer's gramercy restaurant works on the holidays just like people do in their own home. it's a small part of his plan to make going out feel like staying in. >> a great restaurant is one that makes you feel like you're not sure whether you went out or you came home and confuses you and if it can do both of those things at the same time you're hooked. >> reporter: that's why meyer believes hospitality is key and so far that philosophy has worked out pretty well for him. beginning in 1985 with the famous union square cafe the 55-year-old restaurant aur has
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built an empire of another 50 properties. his shake shack chain has dozens of outposts from new york to dubai. the new york magazine calls him the greatest restaurant aur has ever seen. we met him at the second place he ever opened and the place he once swore he ever would. >> i had watched my own father twice go bankrupt by the time i was 21 years old, and i'll never forget. that made such a lasting impact. i think incorrectly in retro expect i associated his bankruptcies with expansion, and it took me a lot of years and self-discovery to realize, number one, i'm not my dad, but number two, it wasn't expansion that made him go bankrupt. it was the absence of surrounding himself with people who could do things even better than he could do them. >> how did you discover that though? when did you realize that? >> i think i finally realized
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that upon opening gramercy tavern. but it took a couple of years. it took some really good hard work internally and it was those days where we really learned the power of hospitality. >> reporter: eventually they mastered it. then they monetized. call it the meyer touch from juice bars to airport food. he can turn just about anything to gold. companies around the world clamor for his business advice. what you do think it is about what you've done with restaurants that makes fortune 500 companies want to talk to you? what can you tell them? >> whoever you are, whatever business you're running, we've all been monetized. the internet has made it so what we do really really well, as soon as the word gets out we do it really well somebody's going to copy how we do it. but the one thing that cannot be copied is how we make people feel. >> what is the key then to great hospitality? >> the first key is hiring
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people on your team for making them feel good is not as important as how good they are and what they do. >> more important than how they do their job is how they make people feel. >> absolutely. >> even when it comes to the kitchen. mike anthony is gramercy tavern's chef. >> i think you can taste that in the food. when you walk in a restaurant where people are having fun, you know that immediately. you can see it and you can taste it. >> reporter: gramercy tavern will turn 20 next year. to celebrate they've released their first ever cookbook. two decades in the making. meyer said it was finally the right time. what's the difference between becoming a sensation for a restaurant or an institution? >> i think like any other business it's take the long view and realize if you're hot today, no matter what your business, you're going to be cold tomorrow. gramercy tavern appeared on new york magazine the day it was
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open. and it was five deem in people not necessarily to dine but they wanted to sniff out the hot new restaurant. we had to take steps actually to cool things down because that's not what we ever wanted to be. in the long run it's about having relationships with people about having regulars, it's about -- it's basically restaurants are a bigger version of being norm on cheers. you just want to be the place where everybody knows your name. >> nice. >> he's got this new cookbook called the gramercy tavern cookbook. he rarely writes. one of my favorites. >> no matter what business you're in, the lessons are terrific. >> my husband is a restauranteur. he encourages everyone to read the book. >> can we say the food is good too. the food is fantastic. that was nice. a fine meal can feel a little like a guilty pleasure but what if you could make it part of your weight loss plan.
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disputes to deal with when it meets this morning. one of them involves language in a deal good morning, it's 8:26. i'm michelle griego. the bart board has more contract disputes to deal with when it meets this morning. one of them involves language in a deal with one of the smaller unions. the board is also dealing with a disputed part of the contract for those bigger unions. pg&e could be fined as much as $17 million over a pipeline problem on the peninsula. this morning, the puc will decide on the fine. the issue involves pg&e records on two pipelines in san carlos and millbrae. san francisco city officials are investigating the collapse of a home undergoing renovations in twin peaks. the house's owner a former building inspection commissioner, was reportedly in a dispute with neighbors over his expansion plans. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment.
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also seeing heavy traffic on westbound 92 leaving hayward. the camera is just past the toll plaza so along the flat section toward the high-rise is stop and go. that is your latest "kcbs traffic." here's lawrence. >> winds kicking up around the bay area. that will be the main weather story for the day. it will be whipping over some of the mountaintops. we have seen some gusts already 20 to 20 miles per hour. so yeah, you're going to see some gusty conditions but it also clears out your skies from all the pollution in the atmosphere so you can have a nice deep breath of fresh air as we have a sea breeze blowing today. windy conditions developing especially over the mountaintops. we have wind advisories up in the north and east bay hills also along the north bay coastline. i think as we head in toward the afternoon, some sunshine, temperatures going to be in the 50s. but mid-50s toward the coastline. brisk and breezy there. 58 degrees in livermore. and about 58 in san jose. next couple of days, warmer weather, less wind, in fact it looks like now we are going to stay dry through christmas.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour imagine eating whatever you wanted every other day. nutrition expert chris severity is in our toyota green room. we'll take a look at what she discovered on the alternate day dieting. a woman is fighting the odds. you'll meet her along with a journalist who helped make it happen. that story's ahead. right now it's time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. "the times" of london says the now defunct tabloid "news of the world" hacked voice mails left by prince william for kate middleton in 2006. a phone hacking trial revealed this morning that william called
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kate babykin. is that how you say it? babykins. >> that's nice. >> he was attending a military academy at the time. the pittsburgh tribune review looks at a pennsylvania man who won a raffle for a picasso. 25-year-old jeffrey ganano won the picasso "man with an opera hat." it was picked by computer. he got it for 100 bucks. he was looking for art and now he's got a picture to hang on his living room wall. >> now he's got one. the "washington post" says it wants to end nfl government blackouts. it's proposing changes to the 40-year-old rule meant to protect ticket stadium sales. if it's not sold out it gets blacked out to the great frustration of the fans at home. the fcc believes that rule is no longer useful. everybody can watch the
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super bowl but for the first time they're holding the game outdoors in a cold weather state. that means interbowl xlviii could be the first ever played in snow. they say they will be ready for anything. terrill brown is in east rutherford, new jersey. terrell, good morning. >> reporter: how are you doing, jeff? good morning to you. there's already been four measurable snow convenience before the official start of winter. that's the reason for the big snow pile back there, and the nfl said they'll be ready to go. they're keeping an eye on the weather and the game will go on. super bowl organizers showed off their ice melters, salt dispense dispensers and snow removers and they say they prepare for snow all season long. >> despite the fact that the world's greatest event is going to be here we still know how to clear snow and we keep the markets open every day and schools open most days and we'll do a good job super bowl week as
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well. >> reporter: frank has been managing all nfl events for nearly a decay. he said the league is prepared to move the game to saturday or monday if faced with an extreme blizzard. >> we've been in situations where snow has fallen ahead of the super bowl. it is our objective to kick off the ball at 6:30 on february 2nd, but if it's necessary due to matters of public safety or there are impracticalities, then reskeedualing scenarios have to be considered. >> reporter: if the 2014 farmer's almanac has it right, a blizzard could hit the northeast on super bowl sunday. it's forecasting stormy rain and heavy snow that weekend. two weeks ago heavy snow during five nfl games renewed concerns about super bowl weather planning. the game has historically been played in warmer climates or dome stadiums. the average temperature of kickoff at a super bowl is 66 degrees but in 2010 the league waved requirements for a league temperature of 50 degrees or a roof on the stadium, enabling
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new jersey to host the game. >> i think everybody had the same reaction at first. oh, my gosh this is not a good idea. >> reporter: phil simms led the new york giants to super bowl in 2007. he's now an analyst for cbs sports. >> now they thought about it, i said i'm glad i didn't say anything. now i say it's great idea just because it's going to be a doesn't experience for the fans who are going to be at the game. >> reporter: a cold super bowl xlviii could raise comparisons to the iconic 1966 championship known as the ice bowl when temperatures went down to 13 degrees. and the stadium already got a dry run of sorts this past sunday when the giants took on the seahawks here less than 24 hours after 6 inches of snow fell. jeff, norah, and gayle, back to you sfwhoo you. >> all i can say is i hope the almanac is wrong. thank you, terrell brown.
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long before the holidays you may gain a waistline. there's a new trend called alternate day fafgt. she joins us at the table. good morning. >> good morning. >> we always hear diets don't work, don't work don't work because you do it every day. >> exactly. if you do it every other day, it's different. >> what make this more than a catchy title or gaming? >> first i'll explain what a diet is. we call one day a feast day where you can truly eat whatever you want and that's alternated with a diet day where you eat 500 calories as either a lunch or a dinner and the reason that it works is people can stick to it for a pretty long time and they stick to it because it's a diet that lets you feel normal every other day, whereas with most diets you're always deprived. you always have to count calories or carbs or whatever it is. with this diet you get to feel
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like a normal person and go back to your normal routine. >> i hear when you diet the worst thing you can do is get off it and eat what you want. it's so counterintuitive to everything we've been told. >> it is. it's different. i've done 8 to 10 years of studies now in mice and humans and we've shown repeatedly that people lose 12 pounds in four weeks. we show reductions in cholesterol cholesterol, blood pressure blood sugar, insulin. we show that people stick to it for a long time. we had a one-year study funded by the international institutes of health and we show it does work. people stick to it and they get all these health benefits. >> isn't the key to lose it not too quickly but consistently. 500 calories on a fast day? is it not enough? it seems like too little. >> it is eating like too little. you are eating whatever you want every other day. i can under your concern if you were eating 500 calorieser other
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day. that would be too letter but with the every other day, people are kind of making up for that. one thing i want to point out, people do not binge on what we call the binge day. the reason they don't do that is we think the stomach is shrinking slowly as you have the alternate diet days and when you sit down to eat the meal maybe a big meal you're used to eating, you actually don't binge on it because the stomach has shrunk and it won't allow you to basically compensate for the lack of food. >> one of the things that caught my ear, you said you can feel normal every other day. isn't it better to feel normal every day and eat healthy. that's no doubt we'll eat better one day than the other because we have a big dinner or lunch party. i worry about this that there's some gimmick, i think, is a word gayle used. why not teach a philosophy of eating healthy day in danld out
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and exercising daily. >> yeah. we definitely -- we also incorporate exercise into this. >> which is better in the morning. exercise is better in the morning. >> to to touch on, that we say exercise is better in the morning. once you exercise people don't feel hungry for about a half hour and they get hungry 40 minutes post exercise so we basically tell people to eat before that fast day meal. >> but you are a nutritionist. i have to say on your book, you've about got this doughnut with the sprinkles and pepperoni pizza. that's not something you recommend we should be eating. >> i'm not recommending we should do that but we're trying to get at the fact that you can basically eat things that also make you happy. if you tell people to completely restrict themselves, they're going to bin. on that anyway. so we're showing you you can have anything in moderation and you don't have to basically stick to counting carbs and that type of thing. but we are -- this is a pattern that really does work for some people. i'm definitely -- you know it's
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another viable option for weight loss. i know people that have stuck to this for eight years. we also outline a maintenance plan in the book so you can lose the weight. a lot of o books don't address what you do when you've lost the weight. >> i think everybody knows when you struggle with your weight you're got to put down the fork and get on the treadmill but it's good to find a program. it's another alternative. >> that could be a book there. put down the fork and get on the treadmill. >> thank you christa miller. the diet book goes on sale tuesday but you can read an excerpt right now on "cbs morning news." a twist of fate. an unexpected friendship could give won woman
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a series of tragedies led a war widow to an unusual meeting with a group of scientists. i want to revolutionalize medicine and she could end up changing the way doctors treat cancer. they were brought together by a writer of "esquire" magazine who tell hers tells her story. mig shell miller is with us this morning. good morning. >> good morning.
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she already experienced hardship even before being diagnosed with cancer but it leds to an unlikely froip that would give her a fighting chance at life and make a difference in the world. it seemed life couldn't possibly bring stephanie lee any more heart alaska. >> these are the carding i got after your dad died. >> reporter: over the course of the year the grandparents who raised her died in car crash and her husband terrance was killed in iraq. she was raising a 9-year-old daughter at the time and pregnant with her second when hurricane katrina set sights on the gulf coast. >> i jumped in the truck and drove five hours away. i was actually having contractions while i was traveling. >> reporter: days later baby marshele came into the world. that was about the time stephanie met "is squire" magazine writer marc warren.
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>> what did you think about her? incredibly strong. had never been so impacted. >> mark and stephani lost touch. years later she found him again on facebook. >> she said, do you remember me? i said i'll never forget you. and we kept in kind of -- you know the fitful sporadic messages of facebook until may 7th. >> i sent him, you know hey, mark found out i have cancer, keep me in your prayer. >> reporter: she had stage iv colon cancer. >> how much can one person lose? i asked my doctor am i going to live or die. he said i can't answer that question. i said, well what's my life ex-peck tansy. he said between 24 and 28 months. >> narrator: what's your biggest fear? >> not being able to see my daughters grow up especially
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marshele because she's lost so much already. she doesn't deserve to lose anymore. >> reporter: but mark had an idea. his magazine had recently profiled a mathematician working to turn medicine on its head man who might be able to help stephanie against the odds. eric shott runs mt. sinai's institute for genome science in new york. he and his team are using personal computers to find personal maps for disease. they agreed to take on stephanie's case. so you know a lot about stephanie's cancer more than the average doctor. >> we know every single mutation has occurred, what jean it has occurred in, the pathways that have been disrupted, the biological processes that have been disrupted. most oncologists today will get a very very tiny fraction onf
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the neverings we generated on stephanie will be available to them. >> now i have a team well over probably 10 15 people helping me with this fight. >> reporter: and a super computer. and a super computer. >> reporter: and thousands and thousands of tiny fruit flies with tumors that match hers. >> the fact we can reconstruct the colon cancer tumor of a human and a fly model gives us a lot of power to screen that human tumor against aulg the existing therapeutics. >> reporter: after testing every available drug on the flies they kamt up with a customized cocktail they believe will wipe out her tumor. >> it still hasn't hit me that what's going on could change the way cancer and other diseases can be treated in the future. it still hasn't hit me. >> reporter: before stephanie can begin his treatment she has to give conventional chemotherapy a try but she's already part of something much bigger than herself.
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what they learn from you could potentially save thousands if not millions of lives down the line. pretty heavy stuff. >> remember i said i didn't know what my purpose was? that's my purpose. i found my purpose. >> reporter: and stephanie's own fight against cancer is far from other. despite the prognosis, they believe their custom contact or cocktail, rather could save her life. she believes it too and once she finishes the so-called standard of care chemotherapy she can begin that treatment. >> wow. michelle miller thank you. the possibilities of that when you think the changes that could happen. >> oh yeah. kudos to kektsing those two and what personal genetics and genomi genomics can do. >> there you are. thank you, michelle. all that mattered on that day back in 1972. the end for a different kind of
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reporting from cbs news space headquarters in new york here's walter cronkite. >> the apollo 17 is coming to an end and with it man's exploration to the moon for the immediate future at any rate. >> there it is. "all that matters" 41 years ago. the men who walked on the moon returned to earth. two astronauts spent 22 hours on the lunar surface outside of apollo 17. they brought back 42 pounds of samples. they took a photo of earth. there it is. known as the blue massachusetts marble china became the first unmanned spacecraft to land on the moon and then on saturday a spacewalk for two americans.
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>> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. good morning, it's 8:55:i'm michelle griego with your kpix 5 headlines. a car crashes into a gas pump igniting this fireball. it happened overnight at a gas station in east oakland. it took firefighters two hours to put out the flames. the gas pump was crushed and knocked on its side. and the front of the car was completely wrecked. the retailer target confirmed about 40 million credit and debit card numbers of its shoppers may have been stolen. thieves breached the data over the black friday weekend. the problem wasn't solved until this week. a young vallejo cancer patient is taking a page from the famous batkid to crusade for safer streets in vallejo. volunteers are putting together a wonder girl superhero
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adventure today for 10-year-old monica romo. she will be reading an essay she wrote about making vallejo safer. now here's lawrence. >> all right. we have some winds whipping up around the bay area. it's clearing out the skies a lot from the pollutants that we have seen in the past 10 days. so yeah, enjoy the beautiful fresh air outside. but the winds will be blowing at times. nice clear skies over coit tower and looks like that storm system is sweeping by overnight. didn't bring us any rain but will kick up the winds. wind advisories over the north and east bay hills and along the north bay coastline could see gusts over the mountaintops still to 60 miles per hour. highs will only be in the 50s today. next couple of days, it looks like the winds will calm down. we'll see some warmer weather on the weekend and cool off just slightly into christmas day. all right. we are going to check your "kcbs traffic" coming up next.
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good morning. we are watching a crash now in livermore that has blocked an intersection. reports are that there was a school bus involved but just minor injuries it sounds like. murietta boulevard and east stanley boulevard. again that intersection remains closed. we'll take you outside live now, northbound 880 obviously there's a lot of heavy traffic in the area jammed still from 238 to the downtown oakland exits. the bay bridge has thinned out early once again.
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