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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, march 30th, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." the senate intelligence committee vows a bipartisan investigation of trump campaign ties to russia. meanwhile the house investigation is mired in controvesy. new revelations that russia paid more than 1,000 hackers to create fake news about hillary clinton. plus house speaker paul ryan first extended interview since pulling the health care bill. he tells us what's next on tax reform and the possibility of a government shutdown. and country music star keith urban opens up about beating addictionship, working with rap star pit bull and getting inspiration from his lovely wife nicole kidman.
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>> we begin with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. i'll only say this, that he and i are tapping into everything we can to get intelligence pertinent to the investigation. >> the senate intelligence committee takes the reigns on the russian investigation. >> we're seeing this partisan clown show play out on the house side and you have two senators trying to show there is a bipartisan effort to get to the bottom of something. >> the adults in the room. >> look at the senate, they're the adults in the room. >> they sounded like total adults. >> look how big it is. >> a weather system that pounded the plains it continues to move east this morning. >> fences torn down, trees ripped in half and shingles from roofs. as you keep going it only gets worse. tragedy outside of san antonio, texas. a pick-up truck collided head-on with a church bus. >> first time we've seen so many
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confirmed dead at one time. >> first daughter ivanka trump is taking a job in the white house. >> she's not qualified. >> i let you finish. >> in the white house. >> samsung announced its first major smartphone since a recall on the fire prone galaxy note 7. >> all that. >> new zealand. >> a snake spotted on the runway. >> i cannot look at snakes. and they won't take it off the screen. >> one portuguese airport unveiled its cristiano rinaldo bust. >> it looked like the face was bended like beckham. >> i thought about you last week and i thought how where you might have ended the week when you went home to wisconsin. >> i get home for halftime of the badger game and we lose to florida in overtime with a last-second three-point shot. on cbs this morning. >> president trump turned down a chance to throw out the opening day pitch. >> i'm surprised that trump won't throw out the first pitch because he's clearly a huge baseball fan. ♪ take me out to the ball game take me out to the crowd ♪
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>> yeah. he was struggling with pitch there too. this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota, let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." as you wake up in the west a senate intelligence committee is meeting to hear new testimony in its investigation of russian election interference. committee leaders say their probe will be thorough, independent, and fair. they gave reporters an eye-opening look at some of the evidence that they are studying. >> on the other side of the capitol the house investigation is stuck with members arguing over committee chairman david nunez and his relationship with the white house. jeff pegues is on capitol hill with a stunning claim from the senate committee's top democrat. jeff, good morning. >> good morning. the senate intelligence committee hearing is under way and it is likely to feature fewer fireworks than last week's house intelligence committee
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hearing. there are fewer big names on the witness list today, but it seeks to expose what u.s. officials believe was the kremlin's goal, and that was to cripple the 2016 election. >> an outside foreign adversary effectively sought to hijack our most critical democratic process, the election of a president. >> reporter: the senate committee is reviewing thousands of documents including raw intelligence. they've requested interviews with 20 people. among them, the president's son-in-law and senior white house adviser jared kushner. >> we will always say to you this investigation scope will go wherever the intelligence leads it. >> reporter: both republican senator richard burr and the top democrat on the committee, mark warner, said that they will use subpoenas if necessary as they investigate russian actions. >> we will get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: the two men stood side by side as they vowed to work as a bipartisan unit. >> he usually knows my sources before i do. >> and let me assure you i've
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also got his cell phone, which he hears from me more than he sometimes likes. >> reporter: the house investigation remains stalled and in disarray. there is no timetable for hearings after last week's testimony of fbi director james comey. >> all i can tell you is what we're investigating whether there was any coordination between people associated with the trump campaign and the russians. >> reporter: the embattled chairman of the house committee devin nunez is resisting calls to recuse himself amid accusations he's trying to shield the white house. >> there's nothing there to report. i appreciate the attention but thank you. >> reporter: senators warner and burr say their investigation will be fair and impartial. >> senator burr, have you personally coordinated with the white house at all on the scope of this investigation? and how do you prevent it from going off track? >> no, sir, i have not, and it's the relationship and the trust we have. >> reporter: and that will be
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tested during the course of this process. they say their responsibility here is to produce a bipartisan report that exposes the extent of russian interference, not only here, but in europe as well. norah? >> really interesting. jeff, thank you. house speaker paul ryan is standing by the house intelligence committee chairman. we spoke with ryan yesterday in the speaker's ceremonial office in washington. and asked him what he knew about nunez's unnamed source and the other evidence he's seen. in his first extended interview since the failed effort to replace obamacare, we also asked about the next step for the republican health care bill. ryan insisted his party isn't giving up. >> let me first ask you about chairman nunez. the head of the house intelligence committee. you were among the first that he briefed. what did he tell you? >> he had told me that, like a whistleblower type person, had
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given him some information that was new, that spoke to the last administration and part of this investigation. he briefed me about it. didn't know the content of it. only knew the nature of it and that he was going to brief others. >> did you ask to see the documents yourself is. >> he didn't have the documents so i didn't. >> did you encourage him to then go tell the president about it? >> no. but i told him just to add it to his investigation. >> you at no time said, whatever you find out you should probably tell president trump about it? >> he was going to brief everybody. i knew he was going to go and brief. so the -- what chairman nunez said is he came into possession of new information that he thought was valuable to this investigation and that he was going to go and inform people about it. >> but he hasn't. he hasn't even informed republicans on the committee. >> i haven't seen the actual documents. i don't know that he's been in possession of them yet. let me say this, it's very important that we allow and
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encourage whistleblowers to talk to congress. >> can you just help me understand this, though. if it's a whistleblower, why wouldn't that information be shared with the democrats on the committee, and even the other republicans who haven't seen it? >> i don't know the answer to that question. you have to ask that person. i don't know who this is. >> you're a member of the gang of eight. you can see the most classified intelligence that our government has, right? you could request this information. >> we want this information to be provided to congress and we're waiting for it to be provided to congress. >> do you know if president trump is under investigation himself for ties to russia? >> i have no knowledge of that. i do not believe that is the case. >> if we don't know that -- >> well, i don't -- i won't speak for the fbi, but i've never seen any suggestion or any evidence that's the case. >> here's my question, if we don't know if president trump is under investigation, why would it then be appropriate for a member of an oversight committee -- >> i don't -- >> to go brief the president? >> i don't believe that he is. so i don't think that he is under investigation. no one has suggested he is.
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and not even in a vague way. i don't believe that he is. >> let's talk about health care. you promised to repeal obamacare for seven years. your bill didn't survive three weeks. what happened? >> well, it hasn't survived yet. what happened is, we are going through what i would call a very painful growing pain. i would like to see the growth at the end of that pain, which is we've been an opposition party for ten years and i've been long saying, if we're going to be successful, deliver for the american people, improve people's lives, we have to become a propositioning governing party. about 90% of members are for this bill. we're not going to give up after seven years of dealing with this, after running on a plan of last year, translating that plan into legislation, which what is this is. >> what's the plan b? >> well, plan b is we keep talking to each other and figures out we get to yes, and this bill passed.
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>> you're not changing the policy. you're putting more pressure. >> if we can make improvements to the bill all the better. if improvements can make this legislation to get people to yes, that's great. >> the president wishes maybe he didn't do health care first now. do you regret that too? >> not at all. we could not have done tax reform first for a whole host of reasons, whether -- tax reform gets $1 trillionier if we do health care first. >> i understand it. >> we didn't have the time to write a tax bill yet. the house is the only one with a plan right now. the white house is still working on a plan, the senate doesn't have a plan. so it is inconceivable that we would have been able to write a tax reform bill into law before summer. >> and we're going to have more of this interview in the 8:00 hour. i asked if it's still inconceivable does the timeline hold, because they need the trillion dollars in taxes, revenue, from obamacare, in order to make tax reform revenue
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neutral. still a key point. >> they have to have the money from reforming health care to pay for the immigration -- i mean to pay for tax reform. >> for tax reform. >> do they plan to work with democrats to get it done? >> well i ask. as you know, president trump has said let's work with the democrats. i asked paul ryan that. he said i worry we're going to push the president to working with democrats. he says he doesn't want to work with nancy pelosi. he wants to get his own conference in line to vote for obamacare. >> john boehner would say, good luck on that. >> a lot of people would say good luck on that. >> we have a lot more about his relationship with president trump, also what he gave up for lent, an interesting story about that, that's all coming up in the next hour. >> looking forward to it. 45 million americans face a threat of severe weather today. a destructive system brought flooding overnight to parts of louisiana. winds approaching 100 miles an hour ripped apart homes in texas. tornadoes smashed houses and broke trees and the risk of tornadoes continues there today. radar shows the scope of the violent system. today's severe weather threat
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stretches from the gulf coast up into michigan. david beg lund is in louisiana with damage overnight. good morning to you no we've been on the road about 2:00 a.m. tracking storms. we spoke with the mayor who believes this pine tree was brought down by a tornado. no confirmation on that right now. it could have been straight line winds which sometimes are equally as damaging. but i want to give you this perspective because it's always impressive to see. i'm 6'1". and when you stand where the root would have been before the tree blew over, look at how it swallows me. okay. this wind was a part of a system that started back on tuesday in lubbock, texas, and has been marching eastward ever since. overnight severe storms swept through the south, 9 inches of rain caused flash flooding in southern louisiana, while high winds brought down trees and damaged buildings. >> look how big it is. >> reporter: at least one tornado was reported near hector, arkansas, about 60 miles northwest of little rock. >> is it going to hit us?
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>> reporter: in ft. worth, texas, last night two young boys were electrocuted by downed power lines in a wooded area. officials think the lines were brought down by wednesday's severe weather. >> we can't talk enough about the need of safety around downed power lines. we're starting the storm season pcontinue to deal with. will >> reporter: in houston wednesday afternoon, drivers braced floodwaters. the storm toppled shipping containers at the port of houston. earlier in the day, an ef-1 tornado caused extensive damage with winds up to 90 miles per hour. at least 18 tornadoes have been reported in texas this week. one blew through this dallas suburb, tearing apart homes and snapping trees. in nearby rockwall, straight line winds of up to 95 miles per hour battered this neighborhood. >> i'm in shock. and it's horrible inside. horrible. >> reporter: pieces of wood, mattresses and insulation were ripped from the homes. one man was hurt when he was thrown from his bedroom on to
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his lawn. jerry harwood's house was spared. despite some damage. >> i think probably the damage that we have on our house is from all the debris and everything that came from the other three homes that you're seeing. >> reporter: so today, parts of 8 states from ohio to mississippi are under the threat of tornadoes and severe weather. in fact, in the metro nashville tennessee, area, they've canceled schools today as a precaution. >> david, thanks. federal officials are investigating a devastating head-on crash between a bus and a pick-up truck in texas. 13 people were killed yesterday when the pick-up slammed into the bus carrying church members home from a retreat. only one person on the bus survived. along with the truck's driver. the collision happened west of san antonio. omar villafranca is at the accident scene in texas. omar, good morning. >> good morning. the roads down here in this part of south texas are two-lane,
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narrow, very curvy. the accident happened behind me just right there in the bend. you can still see tire tracks in the road. the lone survivor on the bus is in critical condition. the driver of the truck is stable. they were coming back from a three-day church retreat when the horrific accident happened. the mangled wreckage is evidence of the brutal force of the high-speed crash. police say the passenger bus was heading southbound on highway 83 and the white pick-up truck was driving in the northbound lane. then the truck crossed the double line hitting the bus head-on. >> there could have been many contributing factors. we just don't know yet. we have to give the investigators time to look at everything and then we'll know exactly what happened. >> reporter: the church group had just left the alto frio baptist encammentment in texas when the accident happened less than ten miles from the camp site. police said they did not realize how tragic of a wreck they were responding to. >> we're used to working fatal
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crash scenes, but first time we've ever seen something like this happen with so many confirmed dead at one time. >> reporter: in a tweet, texas governor craig abot offered his condolences, thanked the first responders who worked the scene and asked all texans to offer their thoughts and prayers. >> their families are going to be hurting, and our church family is going to be hurting. >> reporter: news of the crash left members of the first baptist church of new braun fells shellshocked. people could be seen walking away in tears. church pastor mclean said their faith is helping them cope with the devastating loss together. >> we're just trying to be very respectful of our families and provide a place for our church family to come and gather and cry with each other, to hug each other, pray with each other. >> reporter: police have not released the names of anyone who died in the crash. there will be grief counselors at the first baptist church in new braunfels for anyone who may need it. >> omar thanks. secretary of state rex tillerson is in turkey for some
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of the most important talks since he took office. he's meeting with the country's top leaders to discuss the war against isis, among other issues. the two countries disagree on the best approach to driving the terror group from syria. elizabeth palmer is following tillerson's trip and joins us from turkey's capital ankara. elizabeth, good morning. >> good morning. this is one of the first official visits that secretary of state rex tillerson has made. turkey is clearly a priority. the reason for that is evident. it's not only a fellow nato ally, it's an absolutely crucial cooperating partner in the fight against isis in syria. >> i think the exchange of views was very helpful to both of us today. >> reporter: turkish officials lost no time. secretary tillerson plunged into a series of high-level talks with the president, the prime minister, and the foreign minister. and there was a lot to talk about. top of the list, the war against
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isis in syria on turkey's southern border. with few soldiers of its own on the ground, the u.s. has teamed up with local armed groups, including a kurdish force, called the ypg. but turkey sees the ypg as a bitter enemy, in fact, a terrorist group, and it's been leaning hard on the u.s. to cut off its support. but after today's meeting, secretary tillerson wouldn't say the u.s. was willing to do that. >> what we discussed today, were options that are available to us. they are difficult options. let me be very frank. these are not easy decisions. they're difficult choices that have to be made. >> reporter: and there's another bone of contention, this man, fethullah gulen, a turkey, living in pennsylvania. he's the spiritual leader of a huge islamic network. the turkish government blames him for organizing last year's failed military coup and wants the u.s. to hand him over. so far the justice department will only say it's studying the
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evidence against him. on these thorny issues turkey hopes the new administration would see things its way. salim is an analyst with the economic policy research institute. >> when president trump got elected, there was a lot of hope in ankara that this would change. it now looks like a lot of that hope has been dampened. >> reporter: secretary tillerson referred to today's talks as an exchange of views. that's diplomatic speak for there was a lot of listening, there was some talking, but no deals were reached at the table and certainly american policy wasn't changed in any way that would be acceptable to the turks. gayle? >> thank you very much, elizabeth palmer, reporting from turkey. first daughter ivanka trump will have an official role in her father's white house. ahead, why it's unprecedented and a closer look at the challenge of mixing family life,
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good morning. it's almost friday! happy thursday. it's 7:27. let's check fairfield where we have a newly issued traffic alert westbound 80 before manuel campos parkway a motorcycle car crash blocking two left lanes causing slowdowns at 12 miles per hour. that traffic is backed up just beyond cherry lynn road. >> let's get to business. right now, 50 degrees in santa rosa. otherwise, mid-50s around the bay. clearing out of the skies after a smattering of rain this morning. high wind advisory in effect for today through friday at high noon. northwest winds to 30 right now wind gusts up to 28 at sfo. temperatures coming down from 64 and brisk conditions in pacifica. pretty blustery at the coast and around the bay. otherwise, those showers are out of here. partly sunny later today gusty winds, friday less wind. 63 to 74. and high pressure pretty much in place from the weekend through wednesday. ,,,,,,,,
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the house on representatives voted to get rid of internet privacy rules. >> i understand that reaction. now might be a good time to clear that browser history. hit the buzzer or pull the leaver. i don't know. i've never used it. i've got nothing to hide. i burned my computer this morning. >> it's like our phones are already spying on all of us. today i just looked at a bowl of fruit and two minutes later my facebook page was covered with ads for banana republic. >> banana republic. >> it is funny, but it's also very serious. it's also like everyone is asking today how to i clear my browser history. >> but they say people have nothing to hide hide nothing.
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>> that's true. >> that said. >> think about all the things you search for on retail. >> the question is hiding it. >> i didn't say i agreed with it. i just said people have said you have nothing to hide, hide nothing. that's it. to what you will. welcome back to "cbs this morning." they say it's no joke. they say it could put everyone's perj information at risk. congress voted tuesday to overturn evidence. the bill will allow them to bill and store customers' personal data without consent. that includes browsing history, financial information, and online shopping habits. the white house has signaled the president will sign this law. right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the charlotte observer" said north carolina's controversial bathroom law could be repealed today. republican lawmakers and the democratic governor struck a
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deal late last night. house bill 2 prevents transgender people from using the bathroom of their gender identity. the state has faced boycotts and economic losses since the bill's passage more than a year ago. the "star-ledger" of new jersey reports on the sentencing of two former chris christie associates in the bridgegate scandal. bill baroni was handed a two-year term yesterday. bridget kelly got 18 months. they were convicted of causing massic traffic jams for failing to back up the governor. scott pruitt said more study is needed on the chemical. it is used at about 40,000 farms. and last year the epa scientists concluded exposure to the chemical potentially causes significant health consequences like learning and memory decline. ivanka trump is taking on an official role in her father's
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white house. the first daughter h now have the title assistant to the president and she will not be paid. her previous position as informal adviser had raised ethical concerns pchl a statement ivanka trump said she heard the concerns some have with my advising the president and she'll be subject to the same rules at the rest of the employees. margaret brennan has more on this story. good morning. >> good morning. it's always a question when members of the family take on a role. in this white house, it's expanding. 35-year-old ivanka was given the highest position of any employee. assistant. >> he's going to ask ivanka to go to germany. >> hiring your daughter and son-in-law as west wing employees is unprecedent.
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>> it's the perfect culmination of women's history month. >> as an unpaid employee, ivanka will reveal financial disclosures. >> go buy ivanka stuff. >> in a letter this week to government's ethic office senators elizabeth warren and tom carper protested ivanka's expanding role says it must comply and whether her compliance will be monitor and enforced. ivanka receives a security clearance and secure communications devices much like her 36-year-old husband jared kushner who serves as a senior adviser. >> they have, you know, exceedingly great amount of influence in white house. >> anina mcbride said assisting the government will be key to
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the work. >> the lines are certainly blurred, there's no question about it. >> another question is whether her personal interest will influence her father's politics and prevent him from carrying out a nearly 30% funding cut to the state department which runs programs of interest to her like gender equality and women's rights. >> we must continue to fight injustice in all its forums. very fefrt lady melania trump visited that department on wednesday, something the president has not done. one of the activists honored by mrs. trump yesterday was from syria and another from yemen. norah, neither would likely have been even allowed into the country if u.s. courts had not suspended the president's travel ban. >> that's fascinated. margaret. interesting. some of those women would not have been able to be honored if the travel ban had been in effect. >> one o the ironies of the world we live in. >> it's a different ball game.
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it will no doubt that ivanka will continue to have great influence inside the white house. now to this story. a family torn apart by a war in south sudan reunited more than three years later. the three boys were living in a refugee camp. they thought their mother was dead. we followed them as the red cross flew them 3 hub mil00 mile and hug their mother again. debora patta is in south sudan with the emotional reunion. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the mother of these young boys was taken miles away when the country was plunged into war. the boys were taken care of where they were forced to see the violence. in the three years since they had last seen their mother, they've grown a lot taller. today they prepare to leash the place they call home since the civil war began. when the fighting broke out, the
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boys sought protection at this u.n. camp. up north their mother also fled the violence crossing the border into ethiopia. the boys had no idea if their mother was even alive until now. they've been living on kindness of their elderly neighbor. it won't be easy to say good-bye. i love them as if they were my own, she told us. in the long months when they yearned for their mother, soccer kept them going. they will miss the local championships next month, but who cares when all you dream aout is seeing the mother you thought was dead. she will carry my younger brother, said 12-year-old matt. and then she will hug us all. his 15-year-old brother rich quickly adds, andmy mom had some money, he said, i would ask her to send it to our caretaker to
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thank her for looking after us. there are lots of firsts today. the first time in an airplane, the first time in h town, and the first time they're the center of so much attention. their mother reunited with her boys. we have to learn about each other again, she says. it's been bad, but now i can be with them always. their two oldest sisters cannot contain themselves and it's all too much for matt. just for a while it is time to forget the horrors they have witnessed. today they can be children again. this is a story echoed across south sudan, soldiers come in the dead of night, killing civilians and separating families. thousands of children have gone missing and many more have forced to become child soldiers. fwail? >> wow.
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some speed limits in ohio could start changing daily or even hourly depending on the traffic. ohio lawmakers passed a bill that aims to lower the speed limit when traffic is bad, especially during rush hour. officials argued driving slower will ease congestion, but not everyone is convinced it will work. kris van cleave is above state 670 where the state's first variable signs will be installed. kris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. certainly the fastest way through columbus is in chopper 10 at our affiliate here. but for everybody down on the road, ohio is going to try something you might think is a little crazy. they think they can get you through rush hour traffic faster if you go slower. drivers spend on average 41 soul-crushing hours a year stuck in traffic, and the state fears
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it will only get worse unless people slow down during rush hour. >> we believe we can cut congestion by 30% and cut accidents by 30% to 40%. >> reporter: jerry ray will oversee the pay lot program along interstate f670. >> i use this route myself and a lot of times i call my wife and say i am sitting still. >> reporter: the digital speed limit signs will vary from 65 to 35. the shoulder will serve as an extra lane to relieve traffic jams. it's worked in europe and several states use it in limited fashion. they're trying to stop the so-called accordion effect where drivers speed up to fill in gaps but then have to slow down. to do that they're not only going to have to change the speed limit during rush hour,
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but they're going to have to challenge hour pea tried. that didn't happen in missouri. they tried the program in 2008 only to scrap the program a few years later. >> drivers didn't believe it, so therefore they didn't abide by i it. >> reporter: in atlanta they struggled to get off the ground as technical glitches caused the signs to cause problems. >> we're confident we can do it. we have to make the system that we have work better. >> reporter: the governor could sign this into law as early as tomorrow. the goal would be to have the signs up and working on this stretch by 2018. if it works here in columbus, the state plans to expand it to cincinnati and cleveland by as early as 2020. norah? >> smarlt idea. really smart idea. kris, thank you so much. >> so hard to think, norah, that
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going slower will make you go faster, that it will speed up your commute. i like to be in the lane where there's daylight and drive as responsibly as i can. >> i agree. i think we should go driving with gayle, figure out her style, charlie. >> i've been told i drive well but ,,
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san francisco police are searching for the gunman wanted for injuring two people and killing one woman. appened at broad good morning. i'm kenny choi. san francisco police are searching for the gunman wanted for injuring two people and killing one woman. the shooting happened at broad street and plymouth avenue yesterday morning. no details released about the suspect. a santa clara man taking human trafficking charges set to appear in court today. you know,le butcher is accused of working with a bay area woman to pimp a 127-year-old girl. the victim was reported missing last year in san diego. police say they found the girl last month. stick around; we'll have traffic and weather in jus t a moment. ,,,,,,,,
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good morning, bay area. it is 7:57. let's take a look at how your
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roads are shaping up now that you're heading out the door. westbound 80 before manuel campos parkway the crash is cleared. it was a traffic alert that's been canceled. so speeds are recovering. you're moving at 30 in that area. moving on down 80 to the maze in the bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights still on. about a 24-minute drive between the maze and downtown san francisco still a high wind advisory issued for the bridge, as well. and if you are traveling on westbound 4 from pittsburg concord you're at 16 miles per hour so slow. >> lots of sunshine after a smattering of rain showers overnight. i don't know if you heard it, but we did have some rain showers especially in the east bay and south bay. this is the view now from sutro tower looking towards the golden gate bridge. a little haze out there but we are clearing out. and our temperatures are in the 50s. now, we do have a lot of wind with the passage of the cold front. 14 hayward, 23 sfo. sunny through wednesday. ,,,,,,,,
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♪ hey, good morning to our viewers in the west. it's thursday, march 30th, 2017. wa welcome back. there's more of norah's conversation with house speaker paul ryan, his relationship with president trump and what it will take to prevent a government shutdown. but first, here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> senate intelligence committee hearing is under way. it is likely to feature fewer fireworks than last week's house intelligence committee. >> this is part of the system that started back on tuesday, in lubbock, texas. it's been marching eastward. >> right there on the bend, they were coming back from the three day church retreat and the accident happened. >> secretary tillerson said the
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talks were an exchange of views but no deals were reach at if table. >> it's controversial when the family members take on an official role. and with this white house, the trump family's influence is expanding. >> if it's a whistle-blower, why wouldn't that information then be shared with the democrats on the committee? and even the other republicans. >> i don't know the answer to the question. i don't know who this is. >> nunes wants to publicly assure his source he'll never give him up. he made a statement today ♪ i'm never going to give you up, i'm never going to let you down ♪ ♪ [ laughter ] >> this morning's "eye opener" at 8:00 is presented by liberty mutual insurance. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. >> wait a second, wait a second. did you forget our names,
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charles can edge. >> no, i did not. >> what happened? >> he was adding an extra pause to give it more emphasis. >> oh, okay. >> gayle. >> thank you very much. >> okay. all right, i like it. >> were you concerned? >> not a criticism, just an observation. >> it isn't even friday. >> please continue. >> gayle king is here. we're very happy about that. >> good thing. >> i'm going to the news. >> okay. all right. >> enough about me. >> yeah. >> the senate intelligence committee is hearing from witnesses right now as it investigates russian interference in the last election. in a show of bipartisanship, the top democrat and republican promised the investigation will go wherever the intelligence leads. that public show of unity is in stark contrast to the house. their investigation into the same matter has stalled. the house intelligence committee member's adam schiff wants
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republican nunes to step aside. there's no sign yet of a deal in congress to prevent a possible government shutdown. current funding runs out april 28th, which is about four weeks away. and congress will be in recess for two of the weeks so time is running short. only on "cbs this morning" we asked house speaker paul ryan how he's working to avoid another legislative setback. >> the government will shut down on april 29th unless you pass a funding bill. will it defund planned parenthood? >> well, that's in our obamacare legislation so we think the smart way to go is reconciliati reconciliation. because that only requires 50 votes. takes 60 votes to defund planned parenthood in the senate -- >> you don't want the funding -- >> we want that in the reck reconciliati reconciliation. >> not in the funding bill. p>> that's where we have the bet place to have it done. >> you hear shutting down the government and you hear the freedom caucus saying we want the defunding of planned parenthood -- >> it's in the obamacare replacement bill and that can't
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be filibustered. that's where we have a chance of doing it. we won't have a government shutdown. the president doesn't want to have a government shutdown. it's funding the government from april 28th to september 30th. >> that doesn't need to include new funding for the border wall? >> well, of course, dhs needs funding -- >> that's in there. >> there's always money for border security. >> what i meant was additional money for the wall. >> the big chunk of the money for the wall is the next year. they can't start building this quickly. >> who's drive -- >> it's the primary drivers in the white house. >> the president said it's the white house that's driving. >> it i don't care who's driving it, as long as we get to the agreement and get it done. it's three way conversation. >> but the trump tax plan and the ryan tax plan is different. >> it's not a ryan tax plan but
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the house blueprint that every republican ran on. >> you're the architect. >> well, i helped kevin brady our chairman of the ways and means. i worked on this when we were chair. we knew this was the beginning off process. you never go into the legislative process here's my plan, take it or leave it. >> how's your relationship with president trump? >> very good. we talk frequently actually. you know, we didn't know each very well if at all before the election but we have established a good relationship. >> every day? >> yeah, just about. >> how long -- >> talked to him half an hour ago. >> what do you talk about? >> just the policies of the day. we're talking about health care, talking about tax reform. a lot of things. >> did you guys talk at all about that tweet he sent out to watch the show on fox where the anchor called -- >> yeah. he called me -- he was apologetic about it. he said i had no idea what she was go -- that's what she was going to talk about it. i thought she was going to talk about something else and that was coincidental.
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he thought she'd talk about something with respect to russia that was interesting and favorable. he had no idea she'd do that. but in this job you take a lot of -- i knew this was going to be the last job i took in politics because i mean, i'm happy -- i'm totally comfortable with that. because it's an opportunity to make a big difference. get things done. and this is one of the jobs that you take a bunch of slings and arrows and you know that when you take the job. you take it with a grain of salt. it dusoesn't get to me anymore. >> i thought about you last week and i thought how you might have ended the week when you went home to wisconsin. >> you know what happened? i -- my wife texted me as i was going to the -- flying home to o'hare. i go to o'hare and drive to wisconsin from there. she said you picked the wrong lent to give up drinking beer. you need a beer. i gave it up for lent. >> i know that. >> i get home for halftime of the badger game and we lose to florida in overtime with the last second three-point shot. you know, it was a tough day. that was a really tough day.
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>> you can see he has a good attitude about it. >> still very the -- >> he wants to get stuff done. interesting to hear about his relationship with president trump. they want to get this done, they talk on the phone a lot. >> when they first talked about making him speaker of the house, he was somewhat resistant. >> he didn't want it. >> that's right. >> as someone who has known him for a long time, he's okay with the slings and arrows, that it's a tough territory. >> yeah and he knows having served in congress and a staffer before that, legislation takes time. it takes the time and so but -- but they have a tight time line and they want to get a lot done by august. obamacare which is back on the table and tax reform. >> all right. based on what the president says also there's much more communication. >> he said don't let perfect be the enemy of good. they want to get stuff done. >> i like that. bill o'reilly acknowledged last night he made a mistake by
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commenting on congresswoman maxine waters' appearance. when he was asked to react to a part of the speech by waters. >> i didn't hear a word she said i was so looking at the james brown wig. [ laughter ] if we have a picture of james -- it's the same one. >> okay. i have to defend her on that. >> you're all wrong about that. >> i have to defend her on that. you can't go after a woman's looks. i think she's very attractive. >> i didn't say she wasn't attractive. i love james brown. >> critics on twitter demonstrated how women, especially how black women are treated unfairly for doing their job. waters was asked about what o'reilly had said. >> i'm a strong black woman. i cannot be intimidated. i cannot be undermined. i cannot be thought to be afraid of bill o'reilly or anybody. >> o'reilly's comments last
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night were in response to the e-mail from the viewer who asked why he apologized at all since waters has been so critical of the president. >> i made a dumb comment that detracted from the serious issue you raised. so i apologized. that's old school. >> o'reilly followed his original apology with a lengthy criticism of waters. he said she won't come on the show because she doesn't want to be challenged. i'm glad that o'reilly said it was a dumb comment and people were of fended by his words. >> it reminds me of taking debate i think in middle school. they said ad hominum attacks were the weakest kind of attacks to make. >> make ad hominum attacks when you have nothing else to say on the substance. spacex will try to make history tonight. it will reuse a rocket that's been to space and back again. not all of the companies more than 30 missions with the mall con9 rocket have been -- falcon 9 rocket have been successful.
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two rockets exploded and we have more from florida with the high stakes of this launch. good morning. >> good morning, from the spectacular site we're where about 400 yards from the launch pad. you know, rockets can cost hundreds of millions of dollars and practically all of them are either destroyed or not recovered after a launch. but this is different. it's been to space before. reusable rockets are vital to the spacex mission of cheaper, more economic space travel. >> liftoff of the falcon 9 rocket. >> reporter: it may be a used rocket but spacex is hoping this will help the company soar into new territory. it can bring down launch costs, and eventually sending humans to mars. >> they call it a previous flown or flight proven rocket but it's a used rocket. so it's pretty interesting if you can lower the cost through
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your reusability and other such measures you will open space up to more people. >> reporter: last april, the falcon 9 successfully landed on the unmanned cruise ship before it was hauled back to be cleaned up and refurbished. it will carry a communications satellite into orbit for luxembourg satellite company. is there a risk involved in something experimental? >> it's not really experimental. we understand the testing and the design work that's taken place. that allows us to mitigate the risk. we're convinced this is a good booster. >> although the rocket landed back on earth a year ago, spacex says it can turn them around for relaunch in four months. the goal is to make that even faster. >> as far as doing it as soon as you land, taking it over to the launch pad and reflying it again we might be a couple of years away in that. but that's the intent as well. >> reporter: but landings can be as dramatic as the liftoffs. sometimes on land, but often on a small floating landing pad.
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spacex has stuck the landing eight out of 13 times. >> this is a very big deal if they can pull it off. but pulling off this mission is just one step. spacex has to demonstrate they can do this routinely and do it reliably. so that customers out there will have confidence to put their very expensive soot liatellitesp of a used rocket. >> reporter: although the trip could be historic, it will be a short one. just eight to nine minutes between liftoff and landing. >> all right. thank you, manuel. a pair of snapchating thril attempt to climb mount everest together. ,,d they explain why milk shakes
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technology, giant samsung is trying to make a comeback in the global business with two smartphones. it's highly anticipated galaxy s-8 and s-8 plus. this is the first after the debacle of the galaxy note 7. dan ackerman from our partners at cnet tested the new s 8. let's say it's a pretty phone. it's really gorgeous. >> it is. first thing you see it's almost all screen. you get rid of the bezels around the side and the top and bottom has been reduced to almost nothing. the home button is completely gone. it's the screen. if you want the home button back, you can tap on it. >> what security does it have. >> it has a fingerprint reader.
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instead of the button it's on the back. and also iris scanning. a face unlock. if i turn the phone off and on you see it's on right here. if i look at it, it's unlocked. >> from an iris scan. >> it takes a little bit more time but you can also use a passcode which frankly is probably the most secured because nobody can force it. with the face code they could hold it to your face. >> do you think this has enough new features so that people forget? >> we've had a couple of years where phones have been in the doldrums. we've seen phones that look and feel the same. this has taken a step forward in terms of design and feature where you have this all over screen and you'll start seeing it with other phones. the new iphone may copy some of these features as well. they're adding extra assistants. personalized voice assistants.
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you have one called bixby. you hit the button on the side. it's a walkie-talkie. >> you can make it a desktop, too, can't you. >> yes. there's a dock you can buy. it naefrs worked before. you plug it in and it's got a monitor and keyboard and you can use it like a desktop. phones are powerful enough to do it. i like this. main you have your stuff on here and take your entire phone with you when you walk awayen sted of putting your data on someone else's computer. >> i like the name bixby. >> bixby is cute. how much are these selling for? >> they're premium phone, $750, $850. >> got to make sure there's no battery fire because this is a big deal for them. or do we have to say onward. that was then, this is now. >> that was a big deal. ripped the whole band aide off.
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but every time with life- threatening injuries in san francisco. police say a driver hit the victim while she treet near it's 8:25. i'm kenny choi. a hit-and-run crash has left a 76-year-old woman with life- threatening injuries in san francisco. a driver hit the victim while crossing silver street near columbus avenue. the driver fled on columbus. today in moraga a stretch of road closed for more than 8 months for landslide repairs opens to traffic. rheem boulevard between fernwood and via barcelona has been off limits since july last year. stick around; we'll have traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. i'm roqui theus with your traffic update and it is now 8:27. and it's almost friday. okay. so maze to downtown will take you about 20 minutes or so with high winds across the span. and very slow heading into the peninsula across the san mateo bridge from hayward to foster city. that's a 30-minute drive. high winds there, as well. moving over to contra costa county, we have 14-mile-per- hour speeds coming on westbound 4 heading from pittsburg into concord. so slow conditions there. slow all throughout the south bay. and i know exhibition game tonight at 7:15, oakland a's versus san francisco giants. are you going? >> definitely be there on
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friday. because of the three-game series and friday night don't have to wake up early on saturday morning. let's take a beautiful view this morning from sutro tower looking out towards the north bay. there you have the golden gate bridge. the skies seamless right now after a smattering of showers. 15 santa rosa and san francisco. otherwise in the mid-50s. winds have been very problematic today 22 san francisco, 23 sfo, they have been gusting up to 29 miles per hour. look at the wind speeds now in novato. we have a wind advisory in effect not only for today but through tomorrow at noon. so pretty brisk winds today couple that up with an air temperature that's going down. we were at 81 pleasanton yesterday. today topping off at 70 there. 60s and breezy at the coast, 60s at the bay and peninsula, up to 70 the outside number. so the winds die down during the afternoon on friday, sunny through wednesday. ,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to our house on "cbs this morning." good song, sjt it, gayle? >> very good song. i love this song. always puts me in a good mood. >> look at that beautiful sunrise in new york city. you always love a good sunrise, charlie. >> yes, indeed. >> absolutely beautiful. one of my other questions in speaking with speaker ryan is working with democrats on health care. here's what he had to say. do you think it would help if the president were more involved in the policy itself? >> he was deeply involved. that's the thing i was so pleased and impressed with. he really rolled up his sleeves. actually he's up on the issues. he knows the circumstances. what i'm worried about, norah, if we don't do this, he'll go
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work with democrats to try to change obamacare and that's hardly a conservative authentic. this is a can-do president, he's a business guy who wanted to get things done and i know he wants to get things down with the republican congress, but if this rch congress allows the perfect to be the enemy of the good, i worry we'll push the president into working with democrats. he's been suggesting that as much. >> have you reached out to the democrats yet to work on the bill with pelosi? >> i'm trying to work to get this bill passed. nancy and i are on very difrp pages. >> you -- >> i don't want that to happen. i want a patient-centered system. i don't want government running health care. >> that is making a lot of news, that part of the interview, because the president is saying we're going to work with the democrats and the house speaker says, no, dwoejts want to. it's part of the effort to put pressure on the freedom caucus. >> they need to have another conversation.
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they even been talking all day they need to clear that up. >> all day-plus. >> got it. we turn to thrill seekers who are looking to climb the world's highest mountain. they're going back for more. they gave snapchat followers a first account of their climb to mt. everest last year. he made it to the top but hypothermia forced adrian to stop before he reached the top. corey and adrian are here at the table but first here's a look at last year's incredible journey. >> these mountains, they break us. they bring us to the edge. >> everybody rest, whoo. >> and finding where that edge is and figuring out if we can still achieve beyond that. that's what i love about this. >> i knew i was already getting to the point where i wouldn't be able to get myself down alone. >> it's up to me to hold it down. that's the summit. >> i got to the top in about
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eight hours. i mean if adrian had chosen to continue, we both would have had to turn around when we got to the point where it was too dangerous, you know. my success has always been built on partnership, and this trip is, i think, the priechl example of that in every way. >> corey richards and aid yarngs welcome. >> thank you. >> a couple of things aet the top. you say this is about redemption. do you have a plan to be able to make it this time that was not part of last year's plan, or was there something you learned from this year's trip or last year's trip? >> absolutely. came back from last season. it took a few months to sort of get back on track and be excited again, but by october of last year, this has been my entire focus. and so for the past five months -- >> what did you do different? >> i trained very differently. a much deeper training with a focus on low level endurance. i changed my diet so i'm burning
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fats and carbohydrates differently so i can have energy and warmth on the summit and corey and i were focused on me having a clear head, not a lot of distractions so i can focus. >> the practical plan is for me to go behind him and push. >> how difficult was it for you, adrian, to make the decision, look, i can't go forward. and for you to leave him behind. >> it was heartbreaking. in the big picture, it was very difficult. at the moment there was no question. we us going to get myself killed up there. coming down was the right thing to do. >> corey? >> it's like short-term marriage, all of the drama, none of the benefits. it's really tragic when your partner turns around. you spend all this time building this anticipation and then --
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there is emotion. doing it together as a team. >> you know what was heartbreaking, getting to the tippy top and your battery dies and you couldn't snapchat from the top. >> i failed in a huge way. >> losers. >> i'm the biggest loser. >> mine is still working gret. >> i think the smartest thing was your ability to make the decision that was the smart thing to do. >> it really was, given that you had limited oxygen that can impair your -- >> so much of it falls back on those years and years of training and climbing the mountains that it's just clearly the right thing to do even when you can't think. >> how are you changing your diet? >> this has been really interesting for me. i had tests done. i burn off sugars and carbohydrates really well. above 25,000 feet, you can't eat, you can't put sugars in your body because you're too nauseous. i'm on a fully pail jochen oh
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genic diet. >> where are you at the heightsome. >> at the sum it, 49,000 feet. opz so for about 30 hours you do not put anything in your body. it's what your system burns. i'm retraining my body to burn off the fats we all carry. >> what we learn -- what i knew last year from the testing i learned from the tests beforehand last year and adrian learned this year, we have different metabolisms. he started burning intra-- i start burning intramuscular fat and prefer it until i'm at a very, very high heart rate. this is zone 4g sort of. and he starts doing it around zone 1 1/2, 2. that's why he's had to switch his entire method of eating and training. >> were you guys always planning to do it again or is it because both of you feel you didn't set out to do what you set out to accomplish? >> we just like each other. >> there was no question we were going. >> this is a bromance, isn't it? >> this is a bromance,
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absolutely. >> there's no question. this sort of forms the whole year, what i'm going to train forring recover from. it was clear it was going to be everest this last summer. >> and you want to engage more people this time on snapchat, right? >> we want to use it more as a viewer directed storing-telling tool. last year it was all about us. we still want to keep it as two guys on this mt. everest authentic but this year we want to engage the audience. what do you want to know and potentially use it as a social hub. if classrooms want to follow us, we can take the questions that they're asking and direct them and ask our audience, scientists, how do you answer this question. >> i can't wait. where are you from, adrian? ure your accent have very interesting. >> i'm a mutt. i was born in london and lived in massachusetts. this is what i'm left with.
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>> i like it. >> when are you going. >> april 8th. >> right around the corner. >> right around the corner. we hope to go until the oenld of may. >> take some hair care products. >> thank you. we love your support. >> hair care products for you, my friend. cory richardson and adrian ballenger. good luck to you both. imagine keith urban and pit bull. i like it. ahead, the academy of,,
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. boy, isn't that professional challenges. our country music correspondent jan crawford showing how staying true to his unique style is power to his success. she's in washington. hey, there, jan. >> hello. this story, it's hard to believe now, but when keith urban started out in nashville 25
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years ago, he actually struggled to find an audience. his look and his sound were just so different than what people were used to, but urban didn't compromise, and today with 22 number one singles, he's considered among best in the business. when he takes the stage, you can tell by the crowd and his outside-of-the-box collaboration keith urban is not your regular country music star. when he moved here 25 years ago from australia, nashville was skeptical. >> it doesn't matter if you've paid your dues for a decade somewhere else. this is what i've done. it's like a different currency, you know. you come here and you pretty much start at the bottom and work your way up sh some people would have said, oh, this isn't working, i'd better sound more
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like garth brooks or whoever may be the star at the time. but you didn't do that. what is it in you that kept you from -- or what was driving you to just be you, keith urban, and not just try to copy the hot sound? >> i don't think there was anyone i was enough like. i had grown up in country music. i played in plenty of cover bands playing rock, pop, top 40, but i loved country, i loved a little bit of edge. >> staying true to his unique sound, urban starting working with more experimental producers. they would kind of let you be you? >> yeah, a little loser, a little less by the book. right up my alley. ♪ i want to love somebody love somebody like you ♪ >> and more than a decade after he first arrived his single skyrocketed to number one. on his most recent album you can
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hear his diverse differences with a cameo from none other than pitbull. it sounds like you're in miami, not nashville the way that song starts. >> i heard him on a song wherever i was. i heard it many times. i went, you'd kill on that. you'd be fantastic on that. he's got the right flow. i mean that song is super sexy. it's tongue-and-cheek sexy. >> some would say he knows something about sexy. growing up his guitar meant something different. >> i was pretty shy. i was a bit lost without my guitar. the guitar was quite the linus's security blanket for me. it was something i could hide behind, you know. i'm still a little bit uncomfortable on stage taking it away. >> he said his late father encouraged him to find my
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rhythm. >> he was always tapping on the take and whenever we were in the car and he's got the turn signal on, he would start tapping a groove to the turn signal. i do the exact same things. my kids in the back start mimicking me but i didn't hear it. >> you hear the beat. >> yeah. >> outside of that there were well known struggles with drugs and alcohol. two stints in rehab, the first right after he married nicole kidman in 2006, all of what he calls part of his journey. >> i've come to terms with it, and come at peace with it because it's all part of who i am today and where i am. the only things i've had to work through is the hurt it's caused other people. >> he credits kidman for guiding him back on his packet and his new hit single "the fighter" which he introduced to fans with
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a playful video posted online. >> for me it's a song about trying to wrap myself around my wife's tenderness and purity and virgilty to allow that to stay intact and not get hardened to the world. i feel that's my role. i want the best for her. i want her dreams to come true. i want to do whatever i can to help that happen, you know. that's just love, isn't it? >> all all the things in the past that you may regret, that's put you where you are in some ways today. >> yeah. i mean i'm probably at peace with the regret, you know, if there's any way to be that. i don't dwell on that, that's what it is. i don't dwell on that, and i try to make my life a living amends to people i need to make amends to. >> urban turns 50 later this year but he doesn't spend much time looking back or forward. hi's learned to live in the moment.
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today the shy kid from australia is considered one of music's besk entertainers, but it's here in the studio where urban has found his place. >> it's one of the things i really love more and more and more. i love being in the studio and spending lots of time building and shaping. >> and creating. >> creating, yeah. it's a magical place. i've always found it magical because you can capture something. ♪ shattered like glass comes apart in my hands". >> it's there every time you push play. >>nd a it's lasting. >> it's lasting, yeah. >> afters he big night this sunday at the aca awards urban is going to head to washington for a different kind of honor honor. he's getting an award for his contributions to music education and that's work that he's doing to make sure that kids today get the same chance to find their voice as he did growing up that shy kid in australia.
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norah? >> jan, you seemed a bit smitten there to me. >> now, charlie. he's really such an interesting person. i mean he's very reflective as you can probably tell. he's been through a lot in life and he's really come to terms with it and he's living in the moment and creating a moment. it was really a fascinating interview. >> it was really great, jan. you love a guy who says i love my wife and i want her dreams to come true. his album "ripcord" is really, really good. really good. >> thank you, jan. the 52nd academy of country music awards airs right here on,
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from a great phone line interview, samsung, keith urban, to two guys willing to go back to the mountain.
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fix our crumbling roads... his proposal would raise the current gas tax by 12 cents *more per gallon. good morning, it's 8:55. i'm kenny choi. governor brown wants to fix our crumbling roads. his proposal would raise the gas tax by 12 cents more a gallon and vehicle fees up an average of $48 and electric cars would pay $100 more every year since they don't pay gas tax. later today we'll get results of the latest snow survey in the sierra. and the snowpack should be quite healthy with all the recent storms. the last survey put us at 160% of normal statewide. and san francisco police are searching for the gunman wanted for injuring two people and killing one woman. the shooting happened at broad street and plymouth avenue yesterday morning. police haven't released details of the suspects. stick around; we'll have traffic and weather in just a
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good morning, area. it is 8:57. it's been a quiet morning in the traffic center but we do have some hot spots to tell you about starting with the bay bridge toll plaza. high winds across the span still as you can see we have some spiderwebs blowing in the wind there the maze to downtown will take you about 20 minutes. and if you are traveling on the nimitz freeway, pretty slow heading towards the maze from 238. that's a 34-minute drive from san leandro. but looking good southbound if you are heading to westbound 92 once you get to the san mateo bridge.
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you have a 25-minute drive between 880 and 101. and high winds there, as well. now, the south bay all red out there so give yourself extra time to get through there. and bart, ace train, muni and caltrain all on time. roberta, i'll send it to you for some good news. >> okay. how about this? the rain that we experienced in the overnight hours, yeah, many of you waking up saying what rain? we had a light smattering of showers across the bay area. now some clear skies. can you see the "salesforce" to your going up there? 970 feet, changes the whole skyline of san francisco. the skies are clear. 51 in san francisco, 54 santa rosa, mid-50s for the most part. the other side of the story 22- mile-per-hour winds at san francisco, 21 at the coast, blustery at the beaches today, 22 santa rosa, high wind advisory in effect for much of the bay area. these winds will be persistent throughout the day and all the way until tomorrow around high noon. sunny through wednesday. ,,,,,,,,
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