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continue. for others, check back with us later for ththmornin continue. for others, check back with us captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, january 19th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." 24 hours after earthquakes triggered an avalanche in italy, rescue crews are still struggling to get to a ski resort where many are feared dead. the president-elect and our whole team are ready go to work. >> but before they get down to business, the pomp and circumstance of the trump inauguration officially begins. >> we're a compassionate society. >> no, we're not a compassionate
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society. >> grilled by lawmakers, things heat up for the cabinet picks on capitol hill and former president george h.w. bush sends a lette
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america unique. there will be shorter parades and fewer inaugural balls. the ceremonies begin today. he participates in a wreath laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery and he'll deliver remarks at a concert at the lincoln few hours the president-elect will return once again before becoming president. he attended a pre-inauguration dinner honoring vice president-elect mike pence. >> the president-elect and our whole team are ready to go to work and really advance the kind of policies to borrow his phrase
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will make america great again. >> cbs news is learnings what that focus will be. it's growing the economy and reducing fears about terrorism and what's being billed as a nonpartisan speech. >> it's going to be tough for donald trump for those who didn't support him to start to back him. >> mr. trump will deliver pre-inauguration remarks today during a concert at the lincoln memorial. an estimated 1 million people are expected here tomorrow. also on hand, nearly 30,000 law enforcement officials to keep them safe including thousands of officers from across the country gearing up for massive protests. >> just looking forward to being part of it and representing the city. >> this group of lgbt activists already began demonstrating last night holding a rally near the
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d.c. home. more than 60 house democrats will not attend the inauguration in protest. and getting around town at this point is no easy task. more than 100 square blocks have been closed to traffic. that's close to three square miles, anne-marie. >> kenneth craig in washington, thank you so much. well, ahead on "cbs this morning," cbs news contributor bob schieffer has covered 13 inaugurations. we'll ask him how this one measures up. and, of course, cbs will bring you all day coverage of the president's inauguration beginning tomorrow on "cbs this morning." mr. trump will take office without most of his cabinet members being confirmed. the president-elect announced his final nominee sonny purdue for agriculture.
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>> reporter: congressman tom price fought back that he used his office for personal gain during his confirmation hearing. >> i'm offended by the insinuation, senator. >> reporter: but democrats pushed mr. price on his claim he was unaware his broker purchased stocks before hthey introduce legislation. >> that's not true, senator. >> you decided not to tell them, wink, wink, nod, nod, and we're supposed to believe that? >> if confirmed he'll lead the fight to repea and rae place obamacare. just down the hallway they tussled with another one of trump's nominees, scott pruitt. >> i do not believe climate change is a hoax. >> pruitt does not agree with
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president-elect trump that it's a hoax but democrats couldn't pin him down on a cause. >> i believe it's subject to more debate on whether the climate is changing or the inactive contributes to it. >> pruitt sued the epa 14 times as attorney general. >> also on capitol hill picked to be u.n. ambassador nikki haley had a different view of nato than the president-elect who called the alliance obsolete. >> nato obviously has been an alliance that we value and an alliance that we need to keep and i think as we continue to talk to him about these alliances and how they can be helpful and strategic in the way they move forward, i to anticipate he'll listen to all of us and we can get him to see it the way we see it. >> hayley also took a difference
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stance on war crimes. president obama spoke about u.s./russian relations, voting rights, and immigration. he talked about the need for activism. he painted a hopeful vision of the future though. >> sometimes i get mad and frustrated like everybody else does, but at my core, i think we're going to be okay. we just have to fight for it, we have, two fit it, and not take it for granted. >> the president also said he'll continue to speak out on issues he feels are important. >> and former president george h.w. bush remains in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital this morning. mr. bush is being treated for pneumonia. his wife barbara is in the same hospital. she was admitted in the hospital after suffering fatigue and coughing. >> president obama offered his best wishes at a final press conference. >> they have been a constant
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source of friendship and support and good counsel for michelle and me over the years. they are as fine a couple as we know. >> just this past saturday mr. bush was treated for shortness of breath. despite his health issues, the 92-year-old has remained active. earlier this month he was spotted at an nfl game in houston. but one place mr. bush will not be is the upcoming inauguration. he wrote a letter to president-elect trump explaining why. he explained in letter. former pretty george w. bush will be at the inauguration.
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omar sri a grab ka, cbs news, houston. turning to weather and the storms that have been drenching the west coast are starting to move inland. the storm will produce snow in higher elevations. last night heavy rain hammered the santa cruz mountains. a massive mudslide forced drivers to take extra long detours. in houston a good samaritan rescued a bus driver and two passengers after they got stuck in fast rising floodwaters. well, coming up on the morning new, on deck for the hall of fame, we'll show you major league baseball's newest paul mccartney sues for beatles' copyrights. this is the "cbs morning news." beatles' copy right. this is the "cbs morning news." and blood sugar my a1c better than the leading branded pill, which didn't get me to my goal.
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rarn housed a business shopping center. it was one of the first in the capital. the building collapsed in matter of seconds. firefighters had batleted the fire for several hours after it broke out. well, there's an update on the flint water crisis a year later, and donald trump's hotel is declared a media-free show. those are some of the headlines on the "morning news" stand. the "washington post" reports that the media are banned from donald trump's washington hotel during inauguration week. a trump international spokeswoman says the privacy of guests must be protected. the hotel is a government owned building that mr. trump's company leased and renovate. "time" has a progress report on the flint water crisis one year after the city was found to have been contaminated with lady. it's improved but still not save to drink. residents must continue to use bottled water for cooking, bathing, and brushing their teeth.
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"the new york times" reports on a $500,000. several are joining a new partnership. it will develop and store vaccines for new outbreaks. the "los angeles times" reports 2016 was the earth's hottest year on record. government weather trackers at nasa says that's the third straight year that happened. there was a jump last year 1.7 degrees above the 20th century average. still to come silicon valley lawsuit. tech giant oracle is being sued by the labor department for pay disparity and hiring discrimination. and hiring discrimination.
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alleged pay gaps, and further interest rate hikes are predict. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. fed chair janet yellen says by the end of 2019, the fed will have reached the benchmark of raised the interest rate by 3%. she didn't say when the next interest rate hike will happen. she just said the economy is gross to achieving maximum employment and stable inflation. stocks on wall street were mixed. the dow lost 22 points yesterday, the s&p rose 4. that is the ninth day in a row it's moved less than 0.4% up or down. the nasdaq gained nearly 17. the labor department is suing oracle because the tech giant pays white male workers more than nonwhite or female counterparts. oracle says it is politically brought and without merit.
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and if you still use snail mail, starting on sunday, the price of stamps are going up. the price of a first-class mail forever stamp is going up 2 cents to 49 cents. this is the first price increase since 2014. it does not include post cards or letters mailed internationally. anne-marie. >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thank you, jill. still ahead, head wear with a message. how pink caps are playing a role in saturday's women's march in washington. washington. one pill fights congestion for 12 hours. no thank you very much, she's gonna stick with the short-term stuff. 12 hours? guess i won't be seeing you for a while. is that a bisque? i just lost my appetite. why take medicines that only last 4 hours, when just one mucinex lasts 12 hours? start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. i want to live a life lithat's full.,
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. an overnight upset down under. defending australian open champ novak djokovic lost a second round five-set marathon to
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unseated denis istomin. istomin is ranked 117th in the world. djokovic second behind andy murray. the serb has six australian open titles to his name, but he won't be hoisting the 2017 cup. and the door of baseball hall of fame is swinging the door open for three of the greats. ivan "pudge" rodriguez, jeff bagwell, and tim raines. voters snubbed roger clemens and barry bonds both tainted by the steroid scandal. head wear bake highly politicized in 2016 and now some women's rights activists are weaving a message of their own into hats. as chris martinez discovered it's a close-knit movement. >> reporter: at this small knitting shop in los angeles a movement is growing thanks to these bright pink hats with the provocative name.
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>> it's called the pussy cat project. >> it's meant to bring awareness to women's rights issues. >> when you're a star, they let you do it. you can do anything. >> i think for women's rights supporters to be able to take that word back and take that that isn't linked with shame is a really important thing. >> that message is resonating with women across the country. >> put beads on some, sparkles on some. >> reporter: elly rice has been knitting nonstop in new york to show her support. >> i hope that everyone in the march has one. >> reporter: elly's hats help make up the estimated 70,000 donated so far. >> it's growing bigger and bigger.
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>> reporter: a symbol of unity bringing people together, one pink stitch at a time. chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles. well, coming up after you local news on "cbs this morning," a full inauguration day preview. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." and a rich cream to lock them in. (baby laughs) feels good, doesn't it? johnson's. for every little wonder. youthat's why you drink ensure. sidelined.
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we're following two breaking stories this mo we're following two breaking stories this morning. rescue efforts are under way in central it will i where an avalanche buried a small hotel. a member of a rescue squad told reuters there are many dead. the avalanche hit last night following a series of four strong earthquakes. it's believed there were about 30 people in the three-story hotel when the avalanche hit. all are missing. rescue efforts are hampered by the weather. the hotel is in an area hit by deadly quakes last year. and breaking this morning in iran, a high rice building that was on fire has collapsed.
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the 37-story building in tehran housed a business shopping center. the 50-year-old high-rise was one of the first burst in the capital. the building collapsed in seconds. firefighters battled the fire for several hours after it broke out in the morning. >> recently a supposed russian dossier by mr. trump was made public. the file fell into the hands of the u.s. government months ago. charlie d'agata found the man who gave it credibility. >> anybody has reason to be concerned if they think the future president of the united states is somehow under russian or any other tutelage. >> reporter: it was the persistent rumors of the dossier that had sir andrew wood most concerned, explosive material that could allow the russians to blackmail the president-elect. the retired ambassador to russia was concerned enough that he met with senator john mccain at a security conference last november. >> it seemed to me that it was right knowing that i have a chance to see him, to speak to the senator, that there was any
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right for me to say, this does exist. >> reporter: the dossier contains unverified allegations of mr. trump's sexual behavior and potential bribes. mr. trump says it's complete fabrication. the report was compiled by former british spy christopher steele. >> you know him. what kind of man is he? >> he's an honest professional and nobody in his position would wish to make this sort of stuff up. it, after all, is potentially dangerous for him. >> reporter: steele has now fled his home southwest of london and has gone into hiding. wood told us he doesn't know if the allegations are true, but the tactic of sexual entrapment by the russia intelligence service, the fsb, is widespread. >> it's very common practice and for the fsb says they never use it is laughable. >> reporter: in 2013 mr. trump returned to moscow for the miss universe pageant and used the
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occasion to try and develop other business tice. no one, i spoerks knew he was going to become president then, but why not give it a go and stick it away for possible use later. >> because that's what russians do. >> yes. >> wood told us he's not surprised christopher steele has gone to ground. aside from journalists trying to track him down, there will be a number of russians wanting to know his sources and where he got his information. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. >> that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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i'm kenny choi. o. thanks for waking up with us this morning. good morning, it is thursday, january 19. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. the rain once again drenching much of the bay area this morning. even some showers lingering and
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this is just the first of three back-to-back storms. a live look out at the bay bridge ahead. i had to cross the bay bridge this morning and it was a little rainy. i have to tell you. i was using my windshield wipers for a while there. >> rainy and windy. >> we have scattered showers out there this morning. some folks saying there's no rain others saying, wow, it's really coming down. in any event, we have two significant cells now one over the peninsula, san francisco, and another one over the north bay. but we also have some thunderstorms moving through the central valley, as well. you can see where some of the cells are certainly snow in the sierra. first a closer look at this time lapse. watch what happens when we get to 3 a.m. by the hi-def doppler sign. you will notice lightning there. we have some thunderstorms passing through so be mindful of that this morning as you head out the door. where we're seeing rain in our neck of the woods, north bay right now, light to moderate rainfall with me


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