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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, june 7th, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." breaking news, president trump chooses former assistant attorney general christopher wray to replace fired fbi director james comey. and we have new details of what comey is expected to tell congress tomorrow. president trump jumps into a diplomatic crisis involving key middle east allies. russian hackers may have planted a fake news story that triggered the sudden isolation of qatar, the home of an important u.s. military base. and cbs news talks about the mother of the 25-year-old government contractor accused of leaking nsa secrets. she says her daughter, reality leigh winner, is scared that they would make her disappear.
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but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i hear he had a good reputation. i think it's more than a little curious that it appears that the president is trying to change the topic. >> the president nominates a new fbi director. >> just 24 hours ahead of the testimony of former director comey. >> it's possible trump is going to be sitting there live tweeting this event. >> it seems like it's the super bowl in washington. >> every time you tweet, it makes it harder on all of us who are trying to help you. don't get in the way of an investigation that could clear you. >> russian hackers may be behind the diplomatic crisis between qatar and other key u.s. allies in the persian gulf. >> in a controversial tweet, president trump appeared to take credit for the crisis. >> deadly attacks in the capital in iran. >> the first in iran's parliament, the second at the sloo shrine. >> the woman accused of leaking nsa documents once called president trump an orange
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fascist on twitter. >> prosecutors have said that she did admit to leaking a classified document. >> what she told me was that she was terrified. she was afraid that they were going to make her disappear. >> panic at one of the most popular tourist attractions in paris. police shot and injured a man who attacked an sgloifofficer. >> in florida, new thunderstorms will bring rain to areas that are drenched. >> dramatic day in the americas cup in bermuda. >> a catamaran capsized. >> -- and all that matters -- >> the first one ever. >> for just the 17th time in baseball history, a player hits four home runs in a game. >> can you believe it? >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> ready? sing. ♪ oh >> it's got a real sexy vibe to it.
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♪ i'm stuck in some traffic ♪ in downtown l.a. ♪ singing car karaoke >> 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, president trump has named his choice to be fbi director. he tweeted this morning "i will be nominating christopher a. wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new director." >> wray was chosen one day before congressional testimony from james comey. the president fired him as fbi director last month. major garrett is at the white house with the long-awaited decision. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. president trump's abrupt announcement on twitter follows a lengthy and meandering search for an fbi director, one that's culminated in a former bush justice department official with
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substantial background in white collar prosecutions, but very little terrorism or national security-related experience. wray served from 2003 to 2005 as assistant attorney general in charge of the criminal division, and that work focused on prosecuting largely corporate fraud cases. chief among those, enron. wray has been in private practice since leaving the justice department and was part of the legal team that defended new jersey governor, chris christie, in the so-called bridgegate scandal. that scandal led to the convictions of two senior kris christie aides. christie is a long-time advisor to president trump. wray is not expected to encounter stiff resistance during his confirmation hearings in the republican-controlled senate. several candidates originally high on president trump's short list for fbi director withdrew their names from consideration as revelations about the attempt to influence james comey to drop
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the investigation into fired michael flynn. the president's tweet this morning took his communications team by surprise, and there is as yet no formal statement on wray's appointment, and the nomination has not been formally september to the senate. now, gayle, the first time we might have an opportunity to hear from the president is later today in cincinnati, where the topics at least on the schedule are infrastructure reform and repealing and replace the affordable care act. >> thank you, major. we are learning more about james comey's highly anticipated testimony to congress tomorrow. a source close toey tells cbs news the director was mr. trump made requests that comey believed were inappropriate. >> there are also new signs this morning that sessions and the president are at odds over the handling of the russia investigation. margaret brennan is at the white house. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. nominating a new fbi director changes the story, but it keeps the spotlight on that russia
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investigation, which is making it more difficult for president trump to accomplish his legislative goals. >> i wish him luck. >> reporter: president trump made no mention of acrimony toward fired fbi director james comey, who is set to testify to even joking with republican lawmakers about the rising profile of his son-in-law, jared kushner. >> jared, jared has actually become much more famous than me. i'm a little bit upset about that. >> reporter: the ribbing drew comparisons to president trump singling out of then fbi director comey just two days after his inauguration. >> he's become more famous than me. >> reporter: a source close to comey tells cbs news that the president's outreach amid an ongoing fbi investigation made the former fbi director so uncomfortable that he asked attorney general jeff sessions not to leave him alone in a room with mr. trump. in comey's view, the president's request for him to drop the probe into fired national security advisor michael flynn's contacts with russia was
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inappropriate. but a source says comey will stick to the facts and will not accuse the president of trying to obstruct justice. >> few others can say that their work matters so much. >> reporter: tensions developed between president trump and his attorney general after sessions recused himself from the russia investigation, a decision that paved the way for special prosecutor robert mueller to take over the probe. white house press secretary sean spicer refused to say whether mr. trump still had confidence in sessions. >> i said i have not had a discussion with him on the question. >> reporter: paback in may, spir said the same thing about comey just hours before he was fired. >> i have no reason to believe -- i haven't asked him. i have not asked the president since the last time we spoke about this. >> reporter: sessions' deputy, rod rosenstein, as well as the director of national intelligence, dan coats, are speaking now to the senate intelligence committee about russia. coats issued a statement saying that he has never felt any
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pressure from the president to influence any investigation. >> margaret, thanks. in our next hour we'll talk with one of the senators who will question comey tomorrow. that's democratic vice chairman of the intelligence committee, senator mark warner, will join us from washington. and tomorrow we'll bring you live coverage of james comey's senate testimony. john dickerson will be with us an a team of correspondents will cover the hearing and the reaction. the special report starts tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. pacific time here on cbs. you can also watch on cbsn, which streams on our cbs news app and at if you are interested at all in what's going on in this country, tomorrow will be one of the most highly anticipated testimonies in a long, long time. >> block it off on the calendar. >> indeed. go to bed early. >> i like that we will have a front row seat. looking forward to it. russian hackers may have used a phony news story to create a growing diplomatic dispute in the middle east. it involves the country of qatar, a key ally of the united
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states. it hosts a major american air base. six arab nations, including other u.s. ally, have cut off relations to qatar over its ties to iran. cbs news has confirmed the fbi is helping qatar's government investigate a cyber breach of a state-run news outlet that ran the fake story. >> president trump is praising the arab countries' move against qatar saying he inspired it during last month's trip to the middle east. he tweeted this yesterday. so good to see the saudi arabia visit with the king and 50 countries already paying off. perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism. jeff pegues is at qatar's embassy in washington right now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a top russian official denied that russian hackers were behind the fake news story, saying that there was zero evidence, but law enforcement sources confirm that there was at least some russian involvement suspected in the cyber attack that created this diplomatic crisis. >> relationship is extremely
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good. >> reporter: president trump recognized qatar during a visit to the region last month. >> qatar, which hosts the u.s. central command, is a crucial strategic partner. >> reporter: but earlier this week, six arab nations, including saudi arabia and the united arab emirates, broke diplomatic and commercial ties with the critical u.s. ally, citing its financial support of terrorism. qatar's isolation is reportedly in reaction to a false news report planted by cyber hackers on may 23rd. the story attributed false remarks to the qatari leader that appeared friendly to iran and israel and questioned whether president trump would last in office. the fbi has confirmed the hack may have resulted in fake news sharing and that russia is a suspect. >> part of russia's activity is to drive a wedge between the u.s. and our allies at large. >> reporter: cbs news security
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contributor says the u.s. cannot let the incident undermine its relationship with qatar, which hosts the largest american military base in the middle east. >> the u.s. presence in qatar is so critical to our campaign against isis, and our aerial campaign in the region. >> reporter: the secretaries of state and defense have tried to de-escalate the crisis, but yesterday the president appeared to take credit for the arab states' decision. in a series of tweets he wrote his recent visit to the middle east was already paying off and that extremism funding was pointing to qatar. >> guys, let's move off this social media thing. >> reporter: state department spokesman heather tried to downplay the significance of the tweets. >> we recognize qatar continues to make itself to stop the financing of terror groups. >> reporter: during a call yesterday with the king of saudi arabia, white house officials say that president trump urged unity among gulf states, apparently walking back his earlier tweets. qatari officials, they don't point to the russians for the
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hack, they blame the saudis. the ongoing news about russia and other issues interfering with the white house efforts to implement its agenda. president trump goes to cincinnati this morning to promote his plan for infrastructure. gary cohn joins us now from the white house. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> how much of a threat is the focus on the russian probe to the president's domestic agenda, including health care, tax reform and infrastructure? >> look, charlie, we're here to implement the president's agenda. the president ran on a pro-economic growth, pro-job croatian agenda. that's what we're doing. we're working every day to do that. we're just plowing ahead with that. >> clearly that sounds like a canned answer that you expected to that question. how are you going to get it through congress when so much attention and so much >> as you know, you said we're going to cincinnati today. we're going to look at our inland waterway system. we've got 12,000 miles of inland
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waterways. enormous amount of freight moves through those inland waterways. we are a huge exporter of agricultural products to the world that moves through the inland waterways, the ohio river and mississippi river. we talked on monday about air traffic control and the privatization of air traffic control. we're doing all of these things to make american citizens' lives better. we're trying to improve the quality of life of american citizens and we're committed to that agenda. >> gary, that really clearly isn't what people are talking about and focusing on right now. i'm curious about where the president's head is at right now. yesterday we heard him say he wished james comey luck as he testifies tomorrow. is he frustrated by what's happening? does he plan to watch the hearings tomorrow? what is he thinking in the white house as we get ready for a very big day tomorrow? >> on tomorrow's agenda, i've got the president booked up on a bunch of infrastructure projects. we've got a bunch of mayors and governors in, bipartisan group in talking about infrastructure tomorrow. this is infrastructure week.
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every day we're working on different infrastructure products. remember, infrastructure affects every scitizen. the president cares about infrastructure. he's going to be fully engaged in a bipartisan discussion with governors and mayors tomorrow on infrastructure. >> will the infrastructure plan be married to a tax measure, yes or no? >> i don't know. i don't know. >> gary, if you're serious about infrastructure, why isn't there a detailed plan? >> we will have a detailed plan. think of what we've done already this week. we announced a privatization of air traffic control system. one of the most important assets in the united states. we did that without a bill. we sent a recommendation to congress, both the senate and the house, to put air traffic control system into a private nonprofit company. that affects every american in this country. we're all affected by the air traffic control company. >> gary, there's no doubt you could get democratic support on
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an infrastructure plan and there's political support for an infrastructure plan. the question is how the white house is operating and whether you're doing all those steps to actually get something done. senator tom harper, the democrat you should be working on, says there has been no outreach at all from the white house. >> look, i think we're doing an enormous effort on infrastructure. we're working with everyone who wants to work with us on infrastructure. we had an enormous group in the east wing on monday announcing air traffic control. we had support from all the participants. we had many leaders of both the senate and the house here. we're working with everyone that wants to work with us on infrastructure. this is important to american citizens. >> also what's important to american citizens is what's happening to the climate. it is said that you supported the paris accord, although it's not necessary for you to tell us how you advised the president. but has the impact of the decision to leave paris had an impact on the relationship with countries in europe?
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>> look, charlie, we've got great relationships with all of our allied nations. we're continuously working with them on many different aspects, whether it's national security, military, economic. we're in constant dialogue with them. we've got many of our secretaries around the world. we've got our defense leaders around the world. we've got our intelligence leaders around the world. we're continuously having dialogue with the world leaders. the president and many of us are going to the g20 meetings in germany in early july. we're in continuous interaction with our allies around the world. >> gary cohn, thank you for joining us this morning. >> thanks for having me. terrorists in iran's capital struck two high-profile targets this morning. isis claims responsibility for the attacks. cameras captured this explosion at the mausoleum holding the body of iran's former leader, the ayatollah khamenei. the other attack hid iran's parliament about 20 miles away.
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security forces surrounded the building for hours. 12 people were killed, including all four attackers. dozens of people are reported hurt. french president emmanuel macron will unveil anti-terror measures one day after an attack at an iconic paris landmark. surveillance video showed a man hitting a police officer with a hammer outside notre dame cathedral. the attacker shouted "this is for syria." his i.d. shows that he was from algeria. about 600 tourists were locked inside the cathedral while police secured the area. the officer who was attacked was not seriously hurt. a body discovered in london's thames river is the eighth terrorist. officers searched multiple holtz. italian officials warned britain about the third attacker. nearly 50 people were hurt in the vehicle and knife attack. all three terrorists were killed. the woman at the center of
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the bill cosby sexual assault trial is back in court today to give more testimony. cosby arrived at the norristown, pennsylvania, courthouse a short time ago. the 79-year-old watched yesterday as his accuser, andrea constand, took the stand. she told the court he gave her pills to relax. constand said her body went limp and she couldn't fight him off when he allegedly assaulted her. victoria valentino is one of several accusers attending the trial. >> when andrea was describing all of the sexual contact, the incident, you could see him. he was sitting there and he was like rubbing his hand over his head and looking down. and i think she had him rattled. >> the defense team tried to discredit constand's story. they questioned why she called him 50 times after the encounter. an unknown drug is causing an growing number of opioid overdoses in georgia.
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at least four have died there. dozens of overdoses were reported in macon, centreville, perry, warner robbins just yesterday. people were found not breathing aund conscious. the cases are still coming in and they're worried the death toll will rise in the state. medical officials say the drug is being sold on the streets as percocet, but it is a mystery substance. >> that's really scary. new details in the case of a woman charged with manslaughter via text message. ahead, why prosecutors argue she pushed a friend to take his own life and what the victim's
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the family of an nsa contractor behind bars for allegedly leaking government secrets is describing her fear. >> she was terrified. her words to me were that she was really scared that they would make her disappear. ahead, why they call
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today, shareholders of google's parent company are expected to discuss a possible good morning, it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. today shareholders of google' parent company are expected to discuss a possible gender pay gap in the company. the department of labor says it found systemic compensation disparities against women in google. a special election in google defeats pro tenant activists. voters rejected a measure to limit rent increases to no more than 3% each year. it also would have prevented landlords from evicting tenants without a just cause. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. know i could go for? scrambled eggs and pancakes. crave van! jack: hey, guys. try my jumbo breakfast platter with sausage or bacon, plus 8 mini pancakes, eggs and a hash brown for just $2.99. you crave it. we serve it. crave van!
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down along 280 in the southbound direction right near avalon and a couple of cars got into it there. cruising speed through the stretch just below 15 mentioner. you're in good company at the bay bridge toll plaza. we continue to see those delays and we have an earlier motorcycle crash over there. no longer blocking lanes. 24 minutes from the maze into downtown san francisco. busy day out there. brian? >> all right, jaclyn. we are starting out with cloudy skies around the bay area. and we'll get a little more sun as the day goes on. the numbers out the door are mostly in the 50s. dry today, it will be wet tomorrow. here's why. low pressure is on the way bringing an almost winter like storm into the bay area but the amounts won't be that bad. and that's tomorrow. today, fair skies. 76 at santa rosa. 76 in san jose. it's in the extended forecast we get rain thursday.
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the department of justice charged a federal contractor named reality leigh winner yesterday with leaking classified materials to the press about russia's meddling many the election. >> okay, look. you're confused right now, it's because you're paying attention. let me try to explain. what happened is someone leaked top secret information about russia to the press and that person's name is reality winner. their real name is reality winner. mine how is this real life? >>. >> so it's official. the trump administration is at war with reality. >> oh, stephen colbert nails a joke. i mean a lot of people are having a good time with her
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name, but it is a very unusual name, reality leigh winner. more to come about her for sure. welcome back to "cbs this morning." the former director of national intelligence made a startling comparison between intelligence and russia. it was said watergate pales in comparison. >> i lived through watergate. i was on active duty then in the air force as a young officer, and it was -- it was a scary time. watergate pales, really, in my view, compared to what we're confronting now. >> jachlgs clapper said american institutions are being assaulted by both external and internal sources and he said he would understand if allies withheld intelligence because of what he calls trum%'s lack of
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demonstration with sensitive secrets. "the wall street journal" says president trump proposed putting solar panels on the wall he plans to build along the border with mention kooe. mr. trump reportedly told congressional republicans last night they would he panels woul for the wall. >> that's a good idea. >> it is. cleveland's plain dealer says anthem will pull out of the ohio arkansas ca market. it's got to do with uncertainty of taxes and reimbursements. the "chicago tribune" says dish has to pay. they called people on the do not call list. dish plans to appeal. and u.s. news an world report says even moderate drinking can impact the brain. it can increase the risk of
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atrophy to the part that affects the brap. moderate drinking is up to ten beer as week or two bottles of wine or 21 shot oo 1 shots of l a mother and father are speak out about their daughter reality leigh winner. she faces up to ten years in prison for allegedly passing classified document to a news outlet. winner's family said she's not a traitor. david begnaud is outside the courthouse where she will appear. good morning. >> reality winner, and that is her full name, will appear in court for the second time. right now she's been held in the county jail on espionage charges. her parents got in their car and drove from texas to georgia to feed her cat and then decided,
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we want to speak out on her behalf. >> i know that she's scared. she's scared that they won't let her out. >> her daughter, reality leigh winner is now the defendant in the trump administration's first leaked case. the 25-year-old was frightened. >> her words to me were that she was really scared that they would make her disa appear. >> the department of justice says she admitted to taking a top secret intelligence document may 5th which detailed hacking by the russian military intelligence. they say when she retained classified information she could have compromised the security of the united states. >> i'm terrified, terrified that she's not going to be treated fairly and that they're going to try to make an example of her and that's not fair. sorry. >> reporter: winner was active on social media up until the
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date of her arrest tweeting her name as sarah winners. she tweeted the election results and her disdain for the president. she used the hashtag\n hashtag #notmypresident several times. as a contractor at an nsa facility in augusta, georgia, winner is among the 1.3 million people who has top security clearance. she served six years with the air force and received an accommodation medal. her stepfather says the charges she's facing are an insult to her years of service. >> that's who reality winner is. it needs the person that they're being portrayed. she is a hours" erin moriarty is
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outside the courthouse in taunton, massachusetts, where the trial is scheduled for this
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morning. >> reporter: good morning. they have to prove the defendant's action were wanton and reckless enough to cause her friend's suicide. although, keep in mind she was 35 miles away. the real question is was her virtual presence powerful enough, rea enough to push conrad roy into taking his own life. >> she put him in that car that night. she listened to him as he died. >> reporter: prosecutors say michelle was on the phone with conrad roy while he was taking his own life but never alerted the police. they accused the then 17-year-old from manipulating her friend who was dealing with depression. >> from july 6th through july 12th, she asked conrad 40 times when was he going to kill himself. >> reporter: in one text she told him to inhale knox shus car
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exhaust. she said you don't feel pain. roy seemed to have second thoughts and said why am i so hesitant lately. carter respond you keep overthinking it and keep pushing it off. you just need do it, conrad. roy's body was found in his truck in july of 2014. >> no. >> reporter: on the stand she described her son walking on the beach hours before he died. >> what did you talk about? >> about what was going to happen, kind of laughing. >> what did hecy? >> you know, he made some jokes. >> reporter: before he died, roy became scared and even got out of his truck, but carter told him to get back inside. his text is my fault, she allegedly texted to another friend. i could have stopped him. >> conrad roy was on this path to take his own life for years.
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>> reporter: carter's defense attorney augusted she he was already troubled by the tame of his attempts. >> there were many things that caused him stress. >> was one of them his dad? >> at times, i suppose. >> reporter: clearly this was an emotional and is an emotional montreal, which may explain why the defense took an unusual gamble. instead of trial by jury, michelle carter chose a single judge to decide her fate. norah? >> wow. erin, thank you. ahead and first on "cbs this morning"ing the new fortune 500 will reveal the most valuable companies in the u.s. and uber fires 20 employees as dozens of bullying, sexual harassment, and discrimination cases are uncovered. what the company is doing to change direction. you're watching "cbs this you're watching "cbs this morning."
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uber says it fired 20 employees amid an investigation into claims of workplace harassment. a source close to the investigation says 215 complaints are being reviewed. they include allegations of sexual harassment, bullying, and discrimination. wladimir duthiers has more. good morning. >> good morning. the firings came as a surprise and they were announced as a company-wide meeting yesterday in san francisco. >> i think that's partially why the last few weeks have been so tough. >> reporter: ceo travis kalanick ordered an investigation into the company's culture after it was rocked by allegations of systemic sexism and unprofessional behavior earlier this year. of the 215 cases admitted,
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investigators found 47 cases of harassment and over 30 cases of bullying. 57 cases are still pending. >> to see 20 people fired at a time for violations of workplace culture, that's pretty unusual. >> reporter: the investigation started in february after an ex-ploy software engineer susan fowler went public in a blog post over claims of sexual harassment by her employer. after learning of the tomorrow e terminations on tuesday, she tweeted, they're illegal. their ceo was caught on video arguing with one of its drivers. >> we have to ask how far back are they digging? are they investigating their own
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ceo? and if the findings are especially troubling, whatly that do? >> reporter: on monday they announced they hired francis frye. >> the question is whether an outsider can come in and have an enormous amount of impact very quickly. >> reporter: interest will be a broader probe led by former u.s. attorney general eric holder. some of it will be made public next week. things have been delayed because of the death of travis kalanick's mother. i'm sure those who were calling in will find this welcome. fired former fbi director james comey testifies tomorrow.
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severe nausea or vomiting; extreme fatigue; constipation; excessive thirst or urine; swollen ankles; loss of appetite; rash; itching; headache; confusion; hallucinations; muscle or joint pain; this is a cbs news special report. president trump just revealed his choice to be fbi director. >> the president revealed it in a tweet saying this. i will be nominating krystofer a.wray, a man of impeccable credentials to be the new director of the fbi. details to follow. jeff pegues, our cbs correspondent is in washington. good morning. what can you tell us about this? >> we're gatherings details as we speak because mr. wray was not on the original list that the people of the white house were potentially looking at as potential fbi directors. in way this. cos out of the blue. he's not well known in national circles but he is someone well known in republican circles.
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he was nominated by george w. bush to be an assistant attorney general so he does have some experience on the national stage, but as i noted, norah, he is someone
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services - after their mom allegedly good morning, it's 7:56. i'm kenny choi. two children are now in the care of child protective services after their mother allegedly abandoned one of them on san francisco's great highway. the 5-year-old girl was treated by nearby medics soon after the suspect drove off with her second child. the woman turned herself in yesterday. a woman charged with attempted homicide is due in court today after she allegedly fed meth to a 2-year-old boy at a berkeley park. the toddler's nanny says that the suspect approached the child on the play structure and put something in his mouth. raffic and weather in just a moment.
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time now 7:57. we are tracking an accident in the north bay along 101,
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slowing traffic down. the crash right near ygnacio boulevard but the backup extends roland, 45 minutes to 580. over at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza, we are tracking delays and backs up to where we are tracking a crash westbound 580 at canal boulevard. "slow, stop, go" speeds drop below 20 miles per hour. and then it's very heavy in through oakland. good morning. we are starting out with lots of clouds around the bay area. we'll get a little more sun as the day goes on but then increased clouds from that low pressure on the way from the gulf, fair today and showers tomorrow. not as warm today either. forecast highs only in the mid- to upper 70s inland for the most part, 78 at concord, 79 for livermore. napa today 77. increasing clouds later in the day and 73 in san rafael and 65 in san francisco. in the extended forecast, increasing clouds will lead to showers spreading south early tomorrow. we'll clear it out for the weekend though. and then begin to warm it up.
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. wednesday, june 7. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead breaking news, president trump announces that he will nominate christopher wray to be the fbi director. mark warner on tomorrow's testimony from former fbi director, james comey. but first, here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> president trump has named his fbi director. >> wray was chosen one day before congressional testimony from james comey. >> president trump's abrupt announcement follows a lengthy and meandering search for the fbi director. >> this changes the story, but not the russia investigation making it more difficult to
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accomplish his legislative goals. >> the president ran on a pro economic growth, pro jobs creation agenda that's what we're doing. we're working every day to do that. we're just plowing ahead with that. >> but clearly, that sounds like kind of a canned answer that you expected to that question. >> terrorists in iran's capital struck two high profile targets this morn, isis claims responsibility for the attack. >> reality winner is being held in the county jail on espionage charges. she called her parents decided to speak out on her behalf. >> we're here in the beautiful historical central westminster. this is so amazing. you know martin luther king gave a speech here. winston churchill spoke here in this very hall and despite all of that, they still allowed me to come here and make a television show. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell.
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breaking news from the white house. president trump has found a replacement for fired fbi director james comey. the president tweeted i will be nominating christopher a. wray, a man of impeccable credential to be new director. >> let's go right now to margaret brennan. she's at the white house. good morning. what can you tell us? >> good morning. gayle, this is a very trumpian way to make an announcement, via tweet instead of a traditional ceremony in the rose garden. the white house said very little what went into the thinking on the final decision. but we know it comes after he fired director comey back at the beginning of last month. now, this goes on -- this nomination into a time of a lot of pressure because of the ongoing probe into connections between russia and the trump administration and trump campaign. what we know is christopher wray is a litigation attorney who comes with the endorsement so to speak of new jersey governor chris christie because he served christie in a role during that bridgegate candle.
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-- scandal. we know that wray came to the white house to meet with president trump to interview for the job last tuesday. he was one of two remaining candidates at that time. there had been others in the running, but a few had withdrawn themselves due to the scale and scope of the job. whoever steps into the position faces a lot of scrutiny, not just on the fbi director, but also on the position that his boss or direct boss, attorney general jeff sessions is facing. as we have been reporting the president has been frustrated recently with the justice department and his attorney general. so now having chris wray report to sessions he's stepping into a big role at a time there's incredible scrutiny on him, on the fbi and pressure from the white house to change the focus. change the narrative from the question about alleged contact with russia. for the moment t story has changed but the spotlight remains on the russia probe. fbi director comey will be testifying tomorrow on capitol hill.
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norah? >> margaret, thanks. the senate intelligence committee is starting two days of hearing. the committee is likely to ask about russia today. when top intelligence officials and the deputy attorney general testify about fisa warrants. former fbi director comey testifies tomorrow. a source tells cbs news that he told jeff sessions he did not want to be alone with the president. this followed the meeting that comey said that the president asked him not to investigate then national security adviser flynn. sources say comey does not plan to allege obstruction of justice. senator mark warner of virginia is the top democrat on the senate intelligence committee and he's with us this morning from capitol hill. good morning. >> good morning. >> a lot to talk to you about today, but first, let's get to the breaking news. the president announcing via twitter his choice to be the new fbi director.
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christopher wray. do you know him? >> i don't know christopher wray but i hear he's got a good reputation. this is an effort to try to distract attention from our hearings today and tomorrow. >> well -- >> well, i think we'll hear some interesting things this morning. because not only do we have reports that the president tried to intervene with fbi director comey and ask him to back off the investigation of general flynn which would be totally inappropriate, but we also have reports that he also asked the director of national intelligence dan coates and the head of the nsa admiral rodgers to also back off or try to down play the fbi investigation into mr. trump and his affiliates. we'll have a chance to talk with those gentlemen this morning. if they -- they may try to, you
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know, hide behind executive privilege or legalese. but if we have today evidence of a pattern of the president trying to intervene and then tomorrow with even more direct evidence when jim comey gets to tell his story, i think all of those efforts to tract the public that the -- to distract the public that the president is throwing up aren't going to work. >> if in fact those things are confirmed does that constitute p>> i'm not -- i went to law school, but i never practiced a day of law i will leave that to better legal minds than me. but what it shows is a disturbing pattern. one thing we have learned from watergate, it's not the right role for the president to intervene in the ongoing investigation particularly when that investigation involves potentially the president and his affiliates. what we do know for sure is this president said there were no contacts with russians. that just isn't true. we had his nsa adviser general flynn resign because he didn't
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tell about the contacts. we have had his attorney general recuse himselves. we have now one of his closest advisers mr. kushner, a whole series of contacts. why so many contacts, why want they revealed and we need to figure it why is the president trying to back down this investigation. >> senator warner, you have said to me and others in interviews that this is the most important thing that you have been involved in. we had former dni mr. clapper, general clapper, admiral clapper say yesterday in australia that this is far worse than watergate. based on your knowledge so far is it? >> well, this has got more moving parts than watergate or any other potential investigation that i am aware of in modern times. there's not a week that goes by there's not a new story about contacts, russian intervention that really we have to get to the bottom of it.
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the good news is that at least in the senate intelligence committee we're doing this in a bipartisan way because the worst thing that could happen would be if this committee splits and we ended up with a democratic narrative and a republican narrative. i don't believe that's going to happen. i think we are going follow the facts wherever they lead. >> senator, i just heard you say that you intend to press them pretty hard today. what your strategy, what is it you want to know? >> what i want to know, and i understand that -- i have a great deal of respect for dan coates. he used to be a colleague of mine on the intelligence committee. and admiral rodgers has served close to 40 years both in the military and as the head of nsa. i understand they're active members of this administration. some of the questions i'm going to ask are going to be a bit uncomfortable. but i think in this case, the american public's need to know with this cloud that hangs over everything that this administration is doing, if they can help clarify, i hope they'll
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step up and i think we will have at least in the case of admiral rodgers some other evidence that the call took place and that there is some memorializing of that call. and that's very, very concerning to me. >> senator, one of the other things we're learning is that former fbi director comey told the attorney general, jeff sessions, he didn't want to be alone with the president of the united states. and yet, the former fbi director didn't tell anybody in the justice department about that. if he believes that the president was trying to obstruct justice why didn't he tell the justice department? >> well, that's a good question. that's a question that needs to be asked. but what you may have here is a series of interventions that i believe these individuals all felt was at least improper or up comfortable. you just don't have a sitting president ask about an ongoing
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investigation particularly when that ongoing investigation involves close associates of the president. and if the president went as far as to say, back off or in the case of general flynn, can you just let the whole thing go, that is just unacceptable. others will make the decision whether that crosses a legal boundary, but clearly, you kn , know, -- as a former governor i would never put people who worked for me in that kind of circumstance. >> senator, based on what you know as the minority -- as the minority member of this committee, do you fear this goes far more than anything we have known so far? far deeper, far wider. >> i feel like what i thought most of the time we'd be spending would be spent on contacts between trump affiliates and associates and the russians prior to the election. there's a whole series of interviews and potential stories that we have not even gotten to yet. because we have also had this whole series of contacts
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including with the attorney general including with mr. kushner that took place between the election and the swearing in. really again an unprecedented level of contacts with a country that at least until recently has been an adversary and a country that massively intervened in our elections. and now we've got these series of interventions by the president with his top intelligence officials. and the one thing that we pride ourselves in this country is that our intelligence officials speak truth to power. they are not supposed to be political. and if we prove out today that a top two rodgers, coats asked him to back off and then if we have comey coming forward with memos that were contemporaneous with the series of conversations from the president, you know, in total, we're going to see pattern here that even the biggest skeptic would have to say this is very, very serious. >> senator warner, thank you for
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joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> we'll bring you live coverage, james comey testimony. we'll be here in studio 57, and the team of correspondents will cover the hearing and reaction from washington. the cbs news special report begins at 7:00 tomorrow here. "fortune" magazine is unveiling the most valuable companies first on "cbs this morning," ahead, which well known company the
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"fortune magazine" is out this morning with its annual list of america's top 500 countries. it lists the most valuable businesses since it came out in 1955. this year the combined total revenue of all 500 reaches just over $12 trillion. >> first on "cbs this morning" we're revealing the top companies. first at number 5 is mckeysen. 4 is ex-son mobil, third is apple, fourth is 27b8d is berkshire hathaway and number one is walmart. good morning. what have they got? >> they're the next size. they're really a behemoth.
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they're not punumber one in profits and revenue but clear size. >> they've taken clear aim at amazon. >> yeah, which is really interesting. it's about a third of the size of walmart in terms of revenues but it's more -- far more valued by the market than walmart is. amazon is number two if you look at roy the market thinks. >> a big shout-out to those who made it into the big ranks. >> because of rapid growth. >> activision is a gaming company. 's hit 400% grouk over the last five years so it's really skyrocketing and tesla is amazing. in the 63-year history of the fortune 500 list, this is the first time there has been a new car company come on to the list. we thought with the big three
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dominating new car companies would never happen, but elon musk made it happen. 383 in terms of revenues, but it's market cap, yes, is high and hassurpassed, you're right, gm and ford. >> how many women made the top fortune 500? >> 32. that's still a small number. less than 10% are women but it's a big increase. it's been stagnant for a number ber of years to. soo that go up is an encouraging sign. >> apple is number three but you say they're falling in the wrong dekz. >> they were number 2 last year. now number 3. 12i8 the most profitable on the list but struggling of late. >> you interviewed ceos and
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asked them how has the election of donald trump affected their business? >> most said no pear sent. 20% said it was an increase. as of right now they haven't seen a big change. >> alan murray, thank you so much. ahead, the mother and daughter behind account the dork challenges." you're watching "cbs this morning." to much worse. help stop the journey of gum disease. try new parodontax toothpaste. ♪ we're not professional athletes. but that doesn't mean we're giving up. i'm in this for me. for me. along with diet and exercise, farxiga helps lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. lowering a1c by up to 1.2 points. do not take if allergic to farxiga. if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction such as rash, swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing,
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ahead, george clooney jokes hours: lawmakers will be introducing a new bill.. to try to prevent hot car deaths. if ers good morning, it's 8:5. i'm michelle griego. in a few hours lawmakers will be introducing a new bill to prevent hot car deaths. if passed it would let drivers know that a passenger was still in the back seat when a car is turned off. the technology already exists in some cars. uber is working to improve its workplace culture. the san francisco-based ride hailing giant just fired more than 20 employees after reports of sexual harassment within the company. uber hasn't given details. stay with us, traffic and weathe r in just a moment.
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we're tracking slowdowns for drivers on 280 at avalon. slow approaching 380. speed range around 20 miles per hour. over in oakland, 880 getting very busy, crowded in
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that northbound direction. 36 minutes from 238 on out to the maze. the bay bridge toll plaza finally out of the red, stuck in the yellow 17 minutes from the maze into downtown san francisco as you make your way across the span. we are tracking a pretty bad backup though along the eastshore freeway and that remains in the yellow for your drive time. 36 minutes. that's a check of your traffic. here's brian with the forecast. good morning. we are starting out with lots of clouds around the bay area. chilly at the shoreline and cloudy but inland temperatures no better than 80 degrees today. warmer -- a little cooler than yesterday. and things are cooling off in advance of that low that will increase high clouds around the bay area. so it will be fair today. showers tomorrow. forecast highs cooler than yesterday. 56 in the city. 76 in san jose and don't forget, not today but tomorrow, we'll have showers spreading south in the early going over the bay area.
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♪ i'm in love with your body i'm in love with your body ♪ ♪ just the way you make me feel it's real ♪ ♪ >> here we go, here we go. ♪ >> he and james corden together. that's what you call magic going for car pool karaoke rieds.
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they taped it while driving through l.a. corden as you may know is hosting e7 solds from london all week. he said he's home and that's one of his home boys ed sheeran. he said that's some of most fun he's had. >> that says a lot, doesn't it? >> it does. >> about who's been in that car that it never gets old to me. welcome back to "cbs this morning." right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines. sears plans to close another 72 stores. they include 16 sears location, 49 kmarts, and seven auto centers. sears has shut nearly half of its stores in the last five years. former president president obama and prime minister justin trudeau rekindled their breaux mans. they skulsed the next generation of leaders.
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and "people" said george and amal clooney have welcomed their twins. they giving birth to a boy and a girl, elle listen and alexander. they're both first-time parents. they said ella, alexander, and amal are all healthy, happy, and doing fine. george is sedated and should recover in a few days shoo the happiest day of his life and he hasn't lost his sense o humor. >> remember how he said he'd never get married and now is married with twins. >> a good woman will do that to you. >> go 'do you have a good woman to share? >> no. >> tbd. i'm still allowed to be the bridesmaid, right. >> yes. >> thank you. a family had turned it into a hugely profitable business. rachel is the author of a series
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"door d "dork diaries." they have 11 novels, 36 million copes in print. >> they helped inspire the novels and also contributed by co-writing and illustrating the book. the teen is out with a new book. now, this is about a gawky tank boy with superhero ambitions. it's progress
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says? what's your process with your mom because you help her -- you guys co-write it. >> yeah. we will bounce ideas off of each other. what do you think about this? maybe this should happen. i'll take some chapters and she will write the majority of it. then it worked pretty well. like our comedy, our sense of humor, they blend pretty well or if it gets close to the deadline, we might get a little
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crabby. >> erin has a wicked sense of humor. i may do the plotting but she does the wit and humor. >> and nikki does the illustrations. >> i try to jump in and draw whenever i can. >> you know what? you're encouraging more
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actor kevin spacey won two wards and an award for netflix "house of cards" and lost in yonkers. here's a look at his defining role over the past three decades. >> we were at a seminar. this is my -- >> husband. we met before, but something
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tells me before you're going remember me this time. >> if you pay attention, there will be a point. >> the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. >> for those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy. there is but one rule, hunt or be hunted. >> i got chills in his latest role. >> what a way to wake up. >> hunt or be hunted. >> it's your delivery, too, kevin. in his latest show he heads to the court, the real court, the tennis court. he plays the one-time legendary clarence darrow. he's known for the famous monkey trial 678 he's also hosting the tony awards for the first time on cbs. we're pleased to have him. >> you're talking about me like i wasn't here. >> okay.
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now you're here, kevin spacey. let's start with the darrow role because i think the venue is so interesting. arthur ashe big stadium. how did you choose that? >> we reconfigured it into a theater in rounds, so i really wanted to keep that way of doing us because there was a lot of audience participation. i go out in the audience, make them read things, and i choose my audience. there's something exciting about an audience watching an audience watching a play. >> who was clarence darrow? >> he was a remarkable labor attorney. he got for workers rights, for better conditions, for hours. in fact, he's the reason we have an eight-here day, although, charlie, you don't have an eight-hour day. he became a huge civil right attorney. he was never frade to put his head above the parapet.
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i think he managed to in all of his arguments use home-spun logic and humor to make his points an he managed to convince juries and judges that the issuissue s and causes he fought for were right and he managed to remove politics and statistics and just tell a person's story. when you tell someone's personal story, prejudice does fall away. >> he saved hundreds of people. >> 210. >> you bring the words to life. >> what makes it so much fun to do the show is about the roup with me and the audience. it's not just me up there. i'm out there quite a lot. >> but you're driving the train. >> i am definitely driving the train. >> turching from that to the tonys, the tonys are a piece of cake for you? >> i'm the nerd host.
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>> nerds are in. >> i'm looking forward to it. first of all, i'm a theater rat. i love the theater. i levered everything i know in the theater. the last to weeks i've had a chance to see everything. it's incredible. i've been able go backstage and congratulate all of them. i look forward to it. >> so you took time off to go to london and to run it. what's the plan now? what are you doing now? >> well, i'm announcing today my candidacy. >> no, no. i understan so i understand, are you going to do theater -- >> i'd like to do the things i continue to do, particularly the foundation in all the ed kaeg we do using arts and theater to help kids learn about self-esteem and empowerment and being able to collaborate.
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i think all of those things are incredibly valuable. i'd love toe find a place and a home for this to exist and for me to be able to start to do more and more plays because i love it. >> what about frank underwood. >> we all like you so much. >> i bow to the women always, notice that. >> no, he doesn't. that ain't true. >> i know. >> i love "house of cards." we all love "house of karsd." what do you leak most about frank underwood. he's so complicated and so smart and so mean. he's fun to watch. >> there are so many completely different kinds of things. >> he's so arrogant. >> yeah. when he has to be, definitely. i learn something new each schblt each season we peel back
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the onion. i'm glad to have great writers. >> and costars. >> and co-stars. robin wright and michael. every year it's gotten more interesting. >> are you playing offer the headlines in this country? >> i don't think we feel the obligation to compete with the real world. we try to be true to who we are, the runway we're on, and tell our story. now i think it's interesting that a lot of things we've done people are like, that's crazy, that would never happen in reachlt maybe we're closer than they'd like. >> do you like frank ujdswood? >> i can't judge my characters. i just play them. >> like richard iii? >> right up until he killed the kid, he was fine. if you allow yourself to judge the person you're playing, you wear that on your sleeve.
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it's not my job. it's the audience's. >> i judge him. >> don't you find him likeable in some ways? >> yes, yes. and other times -- >> it's the same way about the cbs bosses, isn't it? >> i love les moonves and ryan and -- i love them. >> contract up for renewal? >> no. it's up already. >> no, no, no. it's pleasure to having you. norah's going to the tonys on sunday smie i'm bringing my dauhter. we'll be laughing loudly. >> i'll wave from the stage. >> look forward to it sunday night. >> kevin will perform in "clarence darrow" for two nights at arthur ashe's stadium. >> next week. >> and you can watch the 71st annual t
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(yuh-nah'-poh-lihs) has filed a lawsuit against the board of regents at u-c berkeley.. the mayor of berkeley... and a slew of good morning. i'm michelle griego. a fan of milo yiannopoulos has filed a lawsuit against the board of regents of berkeley and others claiming civil rights and first amendment violations. uc-berkeley looks forward to contesting what they consider to be false claims. >> the end of the line is fear for bart's seat hog ordinance which would have fined riders if they took up more than one see the during the commute hours. it was never enforced because a strategy was never agreed on to enforce it. livermore valley charter school is one of two shutting down in the livermore valley unified school district. the district says the charter school company cannot afford to
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keep the doors open. as a result, high school final exams will be given this week instead of next week. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. on september 9, 2010. pg&e learned a tragic lesson we can never forget. this gas pipeline ruptured in san bruno. the explosion and fire killed eight people. pg&e was convicted of six felony charges including five violations of the u.s. pipeline safety act and obstructing an ntsb investigation. pg&e was fined, placed under an outside monitor, given five years of probation, and required to perform 10,000 hours of community service. we are deeply sorry. we failed our customers in san bruno. while an apology alone will never be enough, actions can make pg&e safer. and that's why we've replaced hundreds of miles of gas pipeline,
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adopted new leak detection technology that is one-thousand times more sensitive, and built a state-of-the-art gas operations center. we can never forget what happened in san bruno, that's why we're working every day to make pg&e the safest energy company in the nation. good morning. time now 8:57. we are tracking a deadly accident that has one lane
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blocked northbound 680. this is right as you approach south mission boulevard there. and you can see traffic backed up to about berryessa at this point. speeds drop below 20 miles per hour. give yourself some extra time. chp has issued a "sig alert" in effect until further notice. 880 oakland, not looking good from the 238 to the maze 35- minute ride. that's a check of traffic. brian? good morning. we are starting out with lots of clouds around the bay area. we'll get a little more sun as the day goes on but then increased clouds from that. fair today not as warm, showers tomorrow. forecast highs today in the 70s inland. 78 concord. 79 livermore. napa today 77. cloudy later and 73 at san rafael and 65 in san francisco. in the extended forecast, increasing clouds will lead to showers spreading south early tomorrow. we'll clear it out for the weekend though. and then begin to warm up. ♪[ music ]
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wayne: (screeching) jonathan: it's a trip to ireland! (irish accent): hello, wayne mcbrady. wayne: oops, i'm naughty. jonathan: it's a new motorcycle! omg. wayne: come on, brother, let's do it! what?! tiffany: wake up! wayne: if you're having a good time say, "yeah!" (cheers and applause) jonathan: it's time for "let's make a deal." now here's tv's big dealer, wayne brady. wayne: what's up, america? welcome to "let's make a deal," i'm wayne brady. what am i going to do? who wants to make a deal? let's see, let's see, let's see, let's see. lori-- victoria, there you go, victoria. everybody else, have a seat. oh, i see, he's dressed like the bullfighter. hon, watch your step, watch your step. hey, victoria. - hello-- hello, wayne. wayne: that is lovely. is this spanish, actual stuff from spain?


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