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2017. it's tuesday, march 28th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news". a secret meeting at the white house rattles democrats. now they are calling for the head of the house intelligence committee to recuse himself from the russia investigation. officer shot. two undercover miami police officers are targeted in an ambush-style attack. the oakland raiders are getting a nation. they are making a move to sin city. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you.
i'm ann-marie green. the chairman of the house intelligence committee is brushing aside calls to step down from the committee's investigation of russian interference in the 2016 election. donald trump's son-in-law agreed to testify before the senate committee investigating possible russian ties with the trump campaign. hena daniels is here in new york. >> reporter: president trump visits epa headquarters in the nation's capital where he's expected to sign another executive order this one taking aim at several obama era climate policies. but democrats are asking paul ryan to replace the republican chair of the house intelligence committee. president trump took to social media monday suggesting the house intelligence committee investigate bill and hillary clinton's alleged ties to russia. tweeting russian speech money to bill, the hillary-russian reset trump russia story is a hoax. late night rant came from
growing calls from house democrats where the chair devin nunes to recuse himself from the russian probe into trump associates. >> enough question has been raised in the public about whether he can lead a credible investigation in this. >> reporter: on monday representative nunes acknowledged he had a secret meeting with an unidentified source on white house grounds last week. during which he says he viewed highly classified documents about mr. trump's surveillance claims. nunes then briefed the president about it before talking to members of his own committee. >> i'm sure the democrats do want me to quit because they know i'm quite effective. >> reporter: development came on the same day the president's son-in-law and senior adviser jared kushner voluntarily agreed to be interviewed which senate lawmakers as part of their probe of the russia meddling in the 2016 election. amid revelations kushner sat down with sergei kislyak at trump tower during the transition and met with the
head of a russian bank with deep ties to vladimir putin. >> that was part of his role and he executed it completely as he was supposed to. >> reporter: date for kushner's testimony has not been set. the white house said executive order president trump will sign directs the epa to rescind the clean power plant which limit emissions from power plants. ahead on "cbs this morning" we'll talk to senator john mccain who is calling for a select committee to investigate russian interference in the election. apparently republican efforts to reform health care are not over just yet. house speaker paul ryan huddled with administration officials at the white house yesterday. he told republican donors he intends to keep pushing for an overhaul of health care. he reportedly is aiming to outline a plan at a donor's retreat thursday.
the failure to repeal obamacare was a blow to the administration and many republicans. but for folks who depend on the affordable care act for their health care the continuation for obamacare is a big relief. >> reporter: jennifer winters 2-year-old son is in the hospital a lot these days. he's covered under the aca but winter voted for donald trump. >> i'm a republican. so i stayed true to my party and our principles. >> reporter: although she sees problems with the aca she's grateful for some of the benefits. >> well, the main thing for the aca did for me is, of course, the pre-existing conditions. that's huge. he has two major life altering conditions that if i had to go and shop for it, i wouldn't be able to afford it. >> reporter: winter lives in quakertown, pennsylvania whose congressman brian fitzpatrick was one of dozens of republicans who planned to vote no on the new health care bill before it got pulled.
moderate republican he opposed the bill because it didn't do enough to address opioid addiction treatment. pennsylvania has over 700,000 enrolled in medicaid expansion and more than 426,000 in the aca marketplace. had the aca been repealed the pennsylvania budget and policy center estimated over a million pennsylvanians would lose their coverage. like brian cline who is diagnosed with cancer last year. >> the aca saved my life and saved me from medical bankruptcy. >> reporter: he's a democrat who voted for clinton. but he and within have one thing in common, their message to congress on health care. >> stop arguing, stop folding your arms i'm a democrat, i'm a republican, come together. that's why we elected you. the senate judiciary committee's vote on supreme court nominee neal gorsuch has been pushed back a week democrats requested the
postponement. it's unclear if republicans will get the 60 votes need ed to confirm gorsuch. republicans need support from eight democrats. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell appears ready to change the rules and confirm him with a simple majority. in florida, two miami-dade police officers are recovering after being shot last night. the officers were in plain-clothes working undercover conducting an investigation near an apartment complex. police say it's unclear why they were shot or if the shooters knew their targets were police officers. >> feels like this, to have the audacity to ambush a vehicle unprovoked and open fire like that on individuals in these communities that are causing havoc, terrorizing these communities day in, day out. these officers were out here to put a stop to that. >> a police union spokesman said six men walked towards the officer's unmarked car and opened fire. one officer returned fire. a powerful cyclone is
knocking down trees and knocking out power this morning in northeastern australia. debbie roared ashore with rain and gusts up to 160 miles per hour. it's hitting a 200 mile stretch of coastline. one person was injured when a wall collapsed. thousands of people evacuated tourist towns near the great barrier reef. a new round of storms are moving into the southern plains. hail pounded alabama last night. today parts of texas and oklahoma could see the worst of it. strong winds caused significant damage in tennessee yesterday. residents are clearing down trees and working to restore power. oakland is losing its football team to las vegas and raiders fans say it's a sin. >> i don't stand for it. i don't approve of it. quite frankly the raiders, the nfl are dead to me. >> nfl owners okayed the move yesterday. the raiders owner wasn't satisfied with oakland's plans for a new stadium.
las vegas is promising a $1.7 billion facility. until it's ready raiders will play two or three more seasons in the bay area. coming up on the morning news now, funding threat. the attorney general issues a warning to so-called sanctuary cities that defy immigration laws. basketball dynasty delivers. uconn makes it to the ncaa women's final four. this is the "cbs morning news". four. this is the "cbs morning news". not caused by a heart valve problem. but whatever trail i take, i go for my best. so if there's something better than warfarin, i'll go for that too. eliquis. eliquis reduced the risk of stroke better than warfarin, plus had less major bleeding than warfarin. eliquis had both. don't stop taking eliquis unless your doctor tells you to, as stopping increases your risk of having a stroke. eliquis can cause serious and in rare cases fatal bleeding.
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scientists transform a spinach leaf into a heart tissue and a warning to sanctuary cities, those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the "new york times" reports on the trump administration's warning to local governments that harbor undocumented immigrants. attorney general jeff sessions said yesterday law enforcement funding will be withheld from sanctuary cities. local police agencies receive more than $4 billion in federal grants every year. the hill says the dakota access pipeline is ready to go into service. the company behind the project says a disputed stretch near the missouri river is filled with oil. the pipe will carry crude 2,000 miles to a shipping point in illinois. the "detroit free press" says michigan has agreed to pay $87 million for new water lines in flint. it's part of the state settlement of a lawsuit over lead contaminated water in the city.
at least 18,000 lead or galvanized pipes will be replaced in flint within three years. florida today says spacex is gearing up for a major rocket test. the company fired the engines of a used falcon 9 yesterday at kennedy space center. spacex is planning its first relaunch of a refurbished robert on thursday. cbc news reports recreational marijuana can be legal one canada by mid-2018. the governing liberal party plans to propose it next month. the prime minister favored legalization during his campaign. "time" explains how scientists in massachusetts turned a spinach leaf into beating heart tissue. they colonized the veins of the leaf with human tissue. they hope to ease the shortage of donor organs. still ahead. uploading your thoughts. elon musk wants to connect your brain to a computer to process
♪ this girl is on fire the manhattan statue known as fearless girl has persisted. she will keep staring down wall street's charging bull through february of next year. the new york mayor extended her stay. a financial firm commissioned the work. on the "cbs money watch" possible clues today about the next interest rate hike and elon musk wants to connect your brain to a computer. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange. >> reporter: trump's rally could be losing some momentum after failing to reform health care investors worry about president trump can deliver on key campaign promises like tax reform and loosening regulations. the dow is on its largest losing streak since 2011.
yesterday the dow lost 45 points but nasdaq gained 11. janet yellen is speaking about the economy and monetary policy today. investors are waiting to see if she will give any clues about the next interest rate hike. the fed meets in april. another rate hike isn't expected until later this year. google's home customers can reach progressive insurance via google voice activated speaker google assist. they can get answers to insurance topics. acapulco has been dropped from the holland america line citing recent security concerns. acapulco has been plagued by high levels of crime and gang killings. holland america said its ships will visit other mexican destinations. authorities in berlin are trying to figure out who stole a massive gold coin worth more than $4 million.
the 221 pound big maple leaf was taken from a museum before dawn yesterday. police won't say if they have surveillance footage of the crime but the coin's weight which is said to be as much as a refrigerator has been convinced that more than one person was involved. >> imagine communicating with your computer using only your brain. the "wall street journal" says billionaire elon musk wants to turn the idea into reality through a new company neurolink. the technology is called neurolace. involves implanting tiny electrodes into the brain that will upload and download thoughts. that gives me a headache just thinking about it. maybe if they can erase bad memories i would be interested. thank you so much. still ahead a new approach to a long running crisis. doctors issue guidelines on treating substance addiction to let more people get the help they need. let more people get the help they need.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ not all mustangs are allowed on highways. drivers near san francisco were surprised monday when a morse and mule galloped by. they found a broken fence and couldn't resist. the freeway was closed briefly while they were lassoed. >> president trump is enlisting chris christie in the fight against opoid abuse. christie has worked in the last year to slow heroin and prescription drug abuse in the state. a major medical group is urging a new approach to the age old problem of substance abuse. the story from kenneth craig.
>> reporter: 42-year-old julio rivera has been clean for three years but his addiction to heroin is still a constant fight. >> even considering how well you're doing it's still an every day battle. >> yeah. it's a lifetime battle. >> reporter: the american college of physicians is taking a radical new stance, recommending substance abuse disorders be treated as a chronic medical condition not a moral failure. dr. andrew dunn author of the new guidelines which promote treatment for addicts instead of criminalizing their behavior and throwing them in jail. >> the stigma that has been associated has led to a lack of treatment options. >> reporter: the group founded in 2014, only 18% of the 22 and a half million americans with drug or alcohol problems actually receive treatment. compared to more than 70% for hypertension, diabetes and depression. julio found care at start a new york treatment and recovery center.
dr. brown says the new guidelines are right on target. >> when those, you might say key players make a statement as competent as this it makes a big difference. >> reporter: julio is now a peer counselor. >> i help people to get their lives together. >> reporter: the new recommendations tell doctors to pay closer attention to guidelines for prescribing addictive pain killers which continue to fuel the opioid epidemic. kenneth craig, cbs news, new york. comig up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we will take you into the personal archives of martial arts legend bruce lee as we discover his writings and his philosophy. i'm ann-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news".
our top stories this morning. a powerful cyclone made land fall in australia's northeast coast. debbie has wind gusts up to 150 miles per hour. thousands have been forced to evacuate. one person was injured. the chairman of the house intelligence committee is brushing aside calls to step down from his committee's investigation of russian interference in the election. i'm sure the democrats do want me to quit because they know that i'm quite effective. >> devin nunes acknowledged he had a secret meeting with an unidentified source on white house grounds before he claimed to have seen evidence trump transition officials were monitored by u.s. intelligence agencies. president trump's son-in-law
jared kushner agreed to testify before the senate committee investigating alleged russian ties to the trump transition team. a deadline is approaching for president trump's wall on the mexican border. bids from prospective builders are due tomorrow. we have a report from brownsville, texas. >> reporter: the border is roughly 2,000 miles long and for about 654 miles there's this fence. it cost about $2.3 billion to build. i want to show you it drops off in some places like where we are in brownsville it stops here right before you get to a retirement community. president trump wants a wall that's 30 feet. 30 feet is twice the height of this fence. more than 600 companies have put in bids to work on the wall. president trump says the cost of the wall will be $12 billion but many analysts and researchers say it's much higher between $15 and $40 billion. the president wants aside from it being 30 feet the wall has to prevent digging or tunnelling below it for a minimum of six feet.
a person must not be able to climb the top of the wall or access the wall from either side unassisted. it has to be so tough it takes an hour to break through it if they use a sledge hammer, pick axe or chisel. and it must me aesthetically pleasing. the president wants a beautiful wall. border crossings are down. they are. but mr. trump's own border patrol agency says border crossings are usually down this time of the year but will go back up after the weather warms up. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," president trump is proposing the deepest budget cuts in the history of the education department. we'll look at how that might devastate a long time after school program. plus a mom's outrage over her son's pat-down by tsa agents she claims traumatized the boy.
>> do you miss new york city? snap? >> i know. [ laughter ] >> the weather may be a little difficult to get back, right? >> actually, no. the weather is fine. >> there was a lot of rain and delays yesterday. but we missed that. >> yes. >> that's good. we're glad you're back. >> cold, but nice and crisp and refreshing and i can't complain. >> you know, i have it ingrained in my brain, it is everywhere. >> and we are getting the dog hairs at me because i gave my dog a nice big kiss before i left this morning. hi, everybody. rise and shine. as we were saying, sfo clear skies, watchful eye on that. because of the wind today. sometimes that is a little problematic for arrivals and it could cause delays. temperatures right now in the 40s and 50s. a bit on the breezy side as an area of low pressure sideswipes the state of california to the north of us and high pressure builds in from the