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a good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, july 25th, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." the senate holds a make-or-break vote today on health care, but the contents of the republican bill remain a mystery. still john mccain will make a dramatic return from his brain cancer fight to cast his vote. the trucker who drove a sweltering tractor trailer packed with more than 100 people could face the death penalty. we'll hear from a survivor about the desperate conditions that left ten dead and dozens hospitalized. plus the u.s. company microchipping most of its employees. a flick of the wrist can open doors or pay for a snack. privacy advocates warn of a bigger price.
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in our ongoing series, we call "issues that matter," a closer look at america's longest war. why we're still in afghanistan. conflict spanning three presidencies and where the u.s. can go from here. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener" -- your world in 90 seconds. >> any senator who votes against starting debate is telling america that you are fine with the obamacare nightmare. >> senator mccain returns for a crucial vote on health care. >> it shows how desperate they are not wanting to go home in august having accomplished absolutely nothing and frankly having to listen to donald trump beat them over the head with that. >> by the way, you're going to get the votes. he getter get 'em!.- oh, otherwise i'll say tom, you're fired! >> a truck driver could get the death penalty if convicted in a deadly human trafficking case in texas. the driver told investigators he had no idea people were inside. >> just devastating.
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it's like a war zone. >> severe weather across the country. >> tornado damage to extreme flooding. >> in the phoenix area streets flooded after a second round of storms. >> i'm pretty much flooded in. >> a vintage military plane crashes after takeoff in las vegas, the pilot escaped unscathed. >> several people in arkansas had to be rescued after a roller coaster got stuck for about an hour. >> oh my god. >> all that -- >> a filmmaker got a bit too close to a volcano. he was setting up and the lava shot into the air. >> this cute baby minding hi own busy. >> a lie i don't want kept pawing at the glass. >> and all that matters. >> former boy scouts lashing out. >> comparing the speech to a political rally after opening with a pledge to put politics aside. >> who the hell wants to speak about politics when i'm in front of the boy scouts? >> on "cbs this morning." >> anthony scaramucci is new
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white house communications chief. >> when it comes to scaramucci, there's only one question everyone's asking. ♪ do the fandango >> yes. that. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." the seven-year republican vow to overturn obamacare comes down to one pivotal vote. the senate will decide this afternoon whether to move forward on legislation to repeal and replace the affordable care act. >> the vote is a gamble and it's not clear if the republican leadership has enough support to move forward and there's confusion about what the senators will actually be voting on. >> senator john mccain who is fighting brain cancer as you know is returning to washington. he has not revealed how he will vote though it could be very decisive. nancy cordes is on capitol hill
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with the latest on this story. nancy, good morning. >> good morning. this is highly unusual. senators are voting on whether to move forward with remaking one-sixth of the nation's economy but they still haven't been told which plan or combination of plans they're going to be voting on. that's because senate republicans don't yet have enough support for any of the versions they've put forth so far, and so it appears they're going to put everything on the table and hope for the best. >> why would i make a decision on the bill if they won't tell me what's in the bill? >> reporter: republicans and democrats expressed confusion monday about the vote they're about to take. >> considering a bill that has not been written, published, and disclosed to the american people is just wrong. >> reporter: technically the bill they are voting on today is the health care bill the house passed by one vote in may. >> the ayes are 217, the nays 213. >> reporter: back then, the senate called it dead on arrival and the president called it mean.
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but now senate republicans are struggling to cement their own plan. so gop leaders want senators to vote to move to the house bill promising them they can then change it however they want. >> any senator can introduce any amendment he or she wishes. >> reporter: some republicans are balking at the scattershot approach, leaving the white house to turn on the pressure. vice president pence went on alaska tv to lean on one possible swing vote. senator lisa murkowski. >> now it's time for congress to do their job and be as good as our word. >> reporter: in west virginia last night, president trump used a boy scout jamboree to send a message to another senator. >> better get senator capito to rote for it. >> reporter: in front of 40,000 scouts ages 12 to 18 he also issued this morning to his secretary of health and human services, tom price, who has been working to sell the bill to his former congressional colleagues. >> by the way, you going to get the votes? he better get them.
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he better get them. otherwise i'll say, tom, you're fired. i'll get somebody. >> reporter: part of the reason that hard sell isn't working that well is because obamacare's popularity is actually going up as president trump's popularity goes down. he can only afford to lose two republican votes today. >> nancy, thank you. president trump is taking aim again this morning at his own attorney general, jeff sessions. the president tweeted attorney general jeff sessions has taken a very weak position on hillary clinton crimes. where are e-mails and dnc server and intel leaks? margaret brennan is at the white house with more on this story. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the president is publicly attacking attorney general jeff sessions as weak and accusing the deputy fbi director of corruption. extraordinary charges that he's levelled in a stream of tweets.
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>> mr. president, should jeff sessions resign? >> reporter: asked about sessions yesterday, the president did not answer. but the attorney general has been the focus of the president's ire ever since sessions recused himself from the russia investigation back in march. mr. trump told the new york times that move was quote, very unfair to the president. yesterday on twitter he referred to sessions as the beleagued avmtd g. for failing to investigate hillary clinton. the russia investigation is also consuming mr. trump's son-in-law. >> my name is jared kushner. >> reporter: during closed testimony to senate investigators, jared kushner detailed four encounters with russian contacts and said they had nothing to do with russia's attempt to influence the 2016 election. >> i did not collude with russia nor do i know of anyone else in the campaign who did so. >> reporter: kushner spent more than two hours detailing face to face conversations with influential russians. according to kushner, russian ambassador sergey kislyak suggested he meet with russian
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banker sergei gorkov, a friend of putin's who could give insight in into how putin was viewing the new administration and best ways to work together. at the mid-december meeting with gorokhov, kushner said they had no discussion about sanctions. kushner blamed inexperience in politics for some of the decisions while serving as a point of contact for foreign government officials. >> all of my actions were proper. >> reporter: on one point kushner was certain. his father-in-law won the election he said with no help from the russians. >> suggesting otherwise ridicules those who voted for him. >> reporter: the white house has not clarified whether president trump is trying to prompt sessions to resign, but the russia investigation is clearly on his mind in one of the ten tweets he sent today, the president even said that jared kushner proved he did not collude with russia. of course that's up to fbi investigators to determine. >> all right. thank you. the kremlin is closely following developments on the
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investigation. charlie d'agata is in moscow with reaction this morning to jared kushner's statements about his contacts with the russians. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the kremlin said today that this russian banker in question sergey gorkov mentioned in margaret's report there did not need or receive kremlin backing in order to meet with jared kushner. once again, the kremlin backing away from any direct involvement in these meetings that took place. as far ambassador kislyak, former ambassador kislyak, he's essentially staying out of sight since returning to russia a few days ago, a much more pressing patter for the russians today is the question of sanctions, further sanctions and strengthening those already in place. yesterday kremlin spokesman warned that talks aimed at imposing further sanctions would prove harmful and counterproductive, not just to russia but to the united states
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and european partners involved in large-scale projects primarily in the energy sector. as for president vladimir putin, he's now meeting with iraqi vice president nuri al maliki today. we may hear from him later. the main issue is focusing on the sanctions, the debates taking place in washington and the impact that they may have on the already strained relationship between the united states and russia. gayle? >> got it. charlie d'agata reporting from moscow. thank you. this morning we are hearing from survivors who were packed inside a sweltering tractor trailer with no air conditioning and no water. they were in this 18-wheeler as it traveled to san antonio, texas. one survivor linked a mexican drug cartel to the smuggling operation. ten immigrants have died. dozens are in the hospital today. james bradley, the truck driver, faces charges that could result in the death penalty. mark strassmann is in san antonio where the truck was found. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. survivors have described their
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desperation and panic riding in the back of that pitch black overheated trailer. the special agent in charge i talked to did not want to get into details of the criminal investigation, but he did tell us the appalling way in which these people were transported is not uncommon. when six people climbed into the back of the trailer in laredo, texas, he says it was pitch black and already full. an hour into the trip, people started crying and asking for water. as the trailer got hotter, people fell into despair. investigators investigate more than 100 people were packed inside the truck. temperatures climbed well above 100 degrees. people shared a single breathing hole in the wall. in court papers another survivor says he traveled with a group of nearly 30 people rafting across the rio grande and paying more than $700 for protection to the mexican zetas drug cartel. shane folden is the special
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agent in charge for homeland security investigations in san antonio. >> these organizations consider these people simply a commodity. they don't think of them as people. they look at them from a profit perspective. >> reporter: on monday the driver of the semitrailer, 60-year-old james matthew bradley, made his first appearance in federal court. he faces a charge of illegally transporting immigrants for financial gain resulting in death. bradley told investigators he did not know anyone was in the back of the 18-wheeler until he parked at the san antonio walmart to use the rest room and he heard noise coming from the trailer. he says when he opened the doors he was run over by spanish people and knocked to the ground. he then noticed bodies just lying on the floor like meat. >> our goal isn't just to arrest the individual transporting these people. our goal is really to dismantle the organization. >> reporter: bradley entered no plea in court. if convicted he could face the death penalty.
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several dozen survives in the truck fled into the nearby woods. the feds hope to coax those people out of hiding to get needed medical treatment and also need their help building this criminal case. >> thank you. an 18-year-old girl is in jail after live streaming her california car crash on instagram. we have blurred some of the video, but the images are graphic. the drive, abdulia sanchez, survived the crash. her sister was killed and her sister's girlfriend was badly hurt. how this tragedy unfolded in real time online. good morning. >> reporter: that accident happened about 100 miles southeast of san francisco. sanchez is behind bars charged with driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter. investigators are using that video she posted online as evidence she was distracted, live streaming on her drive. early in the video she's seen
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driving without holding the steering wheel, gesturing with one hand. the other holding her phone which she's using to live stream her drive on instagram. her car then veers off the road and crashes with two 14-year-old girls in the backseat, one of them her sister. >> jacqueline, please wake up! >> reporter: the chp says sanchez was driving west on a two-lane road when her car veered onto the shoulder. she overcorrected and crossed through opposing traffic. she crashed through a fence and her car flipped. while sanchez was wearing a safety belt both her passengers were not and they were ejected from the vehicle. through it all sanchez kept her camera rolling and her video streaming. >> wake up, baby! [ bleep ]. i'm sorry, baby. i did not mean to kill you, sweetie. >> her sister was killed and her sister's friend was injured. >> the girl is gone. >> reporter: she suffered cuts to her leg, arm, and back.
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she recorded this video in the back seat just before the accident occurred. >> i still believe she'll call me. yes, i do cry because i think about her, but i do my best to stay strong for her. >> reporter: sanchez was arrested at the scene after police determined she was driving under the influence. her video remained on instagram at least 19 hours before the company took it down because of its graphic nature. >> these incidents have been on the rise for the past ten years. it's a disturbing problem because everybody knows how dangerous distracted driving is. >> everybody, if i go to jail for life, you already know why. >> reporter: this is what a live stream looks like on instagram. the company urges any of its users to use this button down here, the report button, to give them any sort of information on behavior or content that's being posted that might put people's safety at risk. instagram says they try to intercept those videos as they are having, as live stream is
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going on, like they did in the sanchez video, and subsequent videos that were reported to the company. >> terrible story. thank you so much. a search warrant reveals what happened just before a minneapolis officer shot and killed a yoga teacher. it said a woman slapped the back of a police car shortly before office mohamed noor shot justin damo damond. the warrant did not say if that woman was da monday. she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault. officer noor was hired as cadet in 2015 and was eligible to become an officer that september. he attended multiple training sessions including one for an active shooter and passed his annual weapons qualmifications. he is now on paid leave. an abortion group has dropped a restraining orlando they're keeps them from protesting in front of kentucky's only abortion clinic. protesters gathered there yesterday outside the emw women's surgical center. a judge granted a temporary
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restraining order last week to keep them from blocking the clinic's entrance. the restraining order expires this saturday. a judge will hear arguments in september about whether the center can stay open under state licensing rules. pope francis is calling for prayers for charlie gard. his parents are in court again. they want to bring home the 11-month-old for his final days. chris and connie say a london hospital is putting obstacles in their way. they gave up a five-month legal fight yesterday to get their son experimental medical treatment in the u.s. he had a rare genetic disease that left him unable to breathe or move on his own. his father says time to save his son has run out and he should be home. new tests show the infant has irreversible brain damage. >> our son is an absolute warrior and we could not be prouder of him and we will miss him terribly. sleep tight, our beautiful little boy. we love you. >> charlie's first birthday is in two weeks but his family does not expect him to live that long. they plan to start a foundation
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so that charlie's story might help others. >> i hope so. that story is very tough. newly released video contradicts initial counts of a deadly firefight between a jordanian soldier and three american green berets. the video shows a u.s. convoy approaching a jordan yan base last november when a guard opens fire. two green berets leave their trucks, take cover and return the fire. >> the shooting was described as a split second mistake, but the video shows the green berets waved their hands and tried to surrender. the jordanian kept firing. staff sergeants matthew llewellyn, kevin mcenroe, and james moriarty were killed. a jordanian court last week sentenced the guard to life in prison. flash flooding is a major concern for people in utah, nevada, and colorado. heavy rain slammed into parts of arizona yesterday causing severe flooding. water rushed through apache junction turning roads into rivers. as much as 3 inches of rain fell an hour. emergency crews rescued drivers like this one who suddenly
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became stranded in the rising water. in the south heavy rainstorms led to more flooding in alabama and south carolina. rain and strong winds swept through the region causing creeks and rivers to overflow. the last orca born in captivity at sea world has died. ahead, why animal activists opposed to the amusement parks say the baby whale's death is really no surprise. but first it is 7:19. that means it'
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. gop leaders got a surprise call from steve scalise who was still recovering in the hospital. his news that has colleagues
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celebrat today, the extension of the cap-and-trade program is set to become official - with a signature from governor brown. good morning, i'm anne makovec. today the extension of california's "cap & trade" agreement is set to become official with the signature from governor brown. the new bill extends the agreement a decade beyond its previous ending of 2020. gas prices are set to rise as a result anywhere from 11 to 64 cents a gallon within the next few years. an antioch business owner hopes this footage will turn up leads in a recent smash-and- grab. a man threw what appears a rock through the door of rivertown treasure chest and you see him here in this video. he got away with cash, about $100. raffic and weather in just a moment.
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time now 7:27. an accident along the eastshore freeway keeping your ride slow especially for ivheading along westbound 80. this accident is right near the albany exit and traffic starting to stack up. take a look at 80 at carlson and you can see that westbound direction on the right side of your screen. richmond/san rafael bridge not easy, just under 25 minutes heading westbound and along the eastshore freeway, a little over 25 to the maze from the carr, another 23 into san francisco. roberta? >> we do have delays at sfo up to one hour on some arriving flights due to the overcast skies. good morning, everyone. right now, our temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. later today, the clouds clear all the way back to the ocean. 60s, 70s, up to the high 80s, 90 outside number. variable winds to 20. we begin to spike on wednesday. heat up on thursday through monday.
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he's already established what i hope will be his signature move, the mooch. >> i don't want to sit in the oval office unnecessarily. >> that's smooth. >> that's so funny. he did it so easily too. >> you mean is smooch did? >> trevor did too, but that -- i think it could catch on saturday night live, here we come. >> trevor is catching on. >> he is on fire. welcome back to "cbs this morning." representative steve scalise surprised fellow house republicans with some very exciting news. >> he called into a gop whip
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meeting from the hospital to say he is starting rehab, can't wait to get back to work. the group cheered when they heard the news. he was critically hurt last month when a gunman opened fire at a republican baseball practice. he thanked lawmakers for passing a bill that directs money to the two capitol police officers who were hurt while tackling the shooter. >> it's nice when your colleagues cheer when you come back. that's nice everybody is excited. >> he's had a tough run back and forth into the hospital. >> we're all cheering about that. here's a look at some of this morning's other headlines. the washington post reports that president trump accused the post about fabricating a story about syria. his comments seem to confirm the ending of a covert cia program. the post reported last week that president trump scrapped the
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rebel training program about a month ago. the cia declined to comment on mr. trump's tweets. the wall street journal reports that a fighter jet was forced to take evasive maneuvers. one of two chinese fighter jets came within 300 feet of a navy surveillance plane. that forced the american plane to change direction to avoid a collision. the pentagon called it an unsafe encounter. this morning china denied that its pilots flew dangerously. some companies report that up to half of job applicants fail drug tests. short staff companies are turning down contracts. the government's most recent study represented the opioid abuse cost the economy more than $78 billion in 2013. >> and the spokesman review of spokane says washington state drivers may no longer hold
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electronic devices. the tougher new law forbids using phones while stopped to phase out its killer whale performers in 2019 but some activists want more to be done now. >> sea world announced the end of its breeding program following years of protests from animal rights activists. to
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and because of that you see them basically dying left and right. >> sea world veterinarians had placed kyara on a 24 hour watch. the infection eventually took her life. a post mortem is being done to determine the exact cause of death. >> thank you, michelle. 20 years after princess
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diana's death a new documentary has revealed part of diana's life that she tried very hard to keep private. that is her role as a mom. the documentary shows there is still some grieving to do by her sons. elizabeth palmer is in london. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. kensington palace is where princess diana lived after her separation from prince charles. it's where the heir to the throne prince william lives now and it's also the location for some of the interviews in that documentary. the public diana was a shape shifting celebrity. a glamorous princess who doubled as a humanitarian activists. and in private she was something else too. >> she was our mom. she still is our mom. you know, as a son i would say she was the best mom in the world. >> reporter: she was also a mom with a sense of mischief and
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some very famous friends. >> just outside this room where we are now, she organized when i came home from school to have cindy crawford waiting at the top of the stairs. i was probably 12 or 13-year-old boy, got posters of them on his wall. and i went bright red and didn't know what to say and sort of fumbled and i think i pretty much fell down the stairs on the way out. >> it's a very simple film. it's a love letter from two boys to their mom and i think if it's anything it's a film about love and memory and those are the two things that come across most strongly in the film. >> reporter: as her fame grew so did the pressure from the paparazzi. something william who fiercely protects his own privacy is bitter about to this day. >> i don't believe being chased on motorbikes who block your
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path, who shout at you and who react really badly to get a reaction from you make a woman cry in public to get the first photographs i don't believe that's appropriate. >> reporter: diana died in a car crash being pursued by paparazzi. her sons spoke briefly with her that day whul on vacation with their dad, prince charles. >> how differently that conversation would have panned out if i had even the slightest inkling that her life was going to be taken that night. >> reporter: the princes unusually opened up for the documentary crew for the 20th anniversary of diana's death but they're saying at least at the moment, that they're never going to do it again. >> thank you so much that they're sharing what they're sharing with us. she has on that red and white checked coat and her sons are
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running to her and her arms are outstretched. that's the biggest hug. can you imagine as you're 12 and 13 and your mom makes arrangements for naomi campbell to be waiting for you? >> i'd like that. >> you'd love that now. >> we can work that out. >> employees at one midwest company can get anything from the vending machine with just a flick of the wrist. >> feel like a reese's pieces in the middle of your work day? you no longer need to use a credit card or a smart phone to buy it. you can just swipe your hand. one company is microchipping its employees. i'll show you how it works on "cbs this morning." about tresiba®. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ tresiba® is a once-daily, long-acting insulin that lasts even longer than 24 hours.
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a wisconsin company claims it will be the first to implant chips like these in the hands of
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volunteers among its work force. the technology replaces id cards used to open doors and operate office equipment. a look at the privacy concerns raised by the plan. >> reporter: good morning. three square market has about 80 employees and the place they'll use the technology the most is in the break room. whether they're buying fruit snacks or lucky charms they won't use a credit card. all they'll have to do is flick their wrist. by next week, more than 50 three square market employees will have bionic hands with a credit card chip implanted near their wrist. >> basically it's a serial number assigned to your credit card. >> the company is offering the chips to its employees for free. the owner, his wife and two children will also be getting microchipped. >> you're not going to be tracking your employees around town to see what they're up to
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and what they're doing? >> no, we will not. it's for entry into the building. logging into computers, things of that nature. >> reporter: they can either use the traditional key pad with their id number or they can just use their hands and swipe if they have a microchip and that will allow them to open the door. they make vending machines with credit card chip readers. experts wonder if this is all a publicity stunt and worry if it's a loss of privacy. >> you want someone knowing every time you use a copy machine? you can never leave it behind. you can't really turn it off. >> i think it's a step toward the future. >> reporter: but assembly line manager thinks it can eventually save lives. >> someone that is allergic to something, they can scan your
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hand and the information is there. >> reporter: the company is far from tech hubs like silicon valley. >> so watch out. river falls, wisconsin might be the next big thing. >> we're glad to be a part of it. >> reporter: three square market is working with a swedish company to imbed the microchips into its employees. it's the size of a grain of rice. a professional piercer actually has to put it in the person's hand. to remove it i'm told it's like removing a sliver. the pain factor is like getting your ears pierced. >> wow, thank you. >> i don't have my ears pierced either. i know you were getting ready to say that. i will give burt to childreirth. i think what's wrong with taking out your card but good for them. >> i think we'll all have implants that have our medical records. >> so you would do it? >> sure. you're carrying around a phone
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anyway. >> you would do it too, charlie? i need to catch up. >> more to come on this show. you may have seen oj simpson's attorney on our broadcast yesterday. turns out simpson himself was also watching. his response to reports about his planned visit to the grave of nicole brown simpson. plus, what a washington woman did to make sure she and her dog survived after six days lost in the wilderness
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francisco s are expected to good morning, it's 4 minutes before 8:00. i'm anne makovec. today a potential crackdown on medical marijuana in san francisco. supervisors are expected to vote on a proposal that would ban new pot dispensaries in a district that's already home to three, including neighborhoods like the excelsior and outer mission. also today, the expansion of the bay area's bikeshare program. the mayor of berkeley will cut the ribbon on the first four gobike station in the city. berkeley will get 450 go bikes by the end of the year. your latest local traffic and weather report coming up next. (man) hmm. what do you think?
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drivers heading along westbound 580. over at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza, it's a 25- minute ride between the toll plaza and 101. so give yourself some extra time along the eastshore freeway westbound 80 at albany an earlier crash no longer blocking lanes, still has your ride very slow. the eastshore freeway from the carquinez bridge 26 minutes. another 23 from the maze to downtown san francisco. we are dealing with an accident right near the toll plaza. in san francisco, it's socked in with a layer of clouds and fog. but look at mount vaca. the sky is seamless this morning. mostly sunny skies, all the way to mount diablo. it is currently 61 in livermore and redwood city. 63 in san jose. later today simple floor yesterday a seasonal summer day in the bay area. 60s beaches, 70s bay and peninsula to the 80s away from the bay inland. hot through thursday.
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it's tuesday, july 25th, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." senate republicans gear up for a critical vote on health care today. but what is in the bill? we'll look at the confusion over the legislation and its fate and our dr. tara narula highlights the dangers of ending therapy, the false information behind many patients' decision to quit. the seven-year republican vow to overturn obamacare comes down to one pivotal vote. >> the vote is a gamble. senator john mccain fighting brain cancer, is returning to washington for this healthcare
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showdown. >> senators have voting but haven't been told which plan or combination of plans they'll be voting on. >> in one of the ten tweets he sent today, the president even said that jared kushner proved he did not collude with russia. of course, that's up to fbi investigators to determine. survivors have described their desperation. special agent in charge did tell us the appalling way in which these people were transported is not uncommon. flooding is a major concern for people in utah, nevada, and colorado. heavy rain slammed into parts of arizona yesterday. >> heavy rains led to more flooding in arizona and california. are you upset that michael phelps didn't race a shark? >> it's not real. it's -- >> i mean, what do people expect? you can't get a shark to have a race on command.
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>> senator john mccain makes a dramatic return for crucial vote on health care. the legislation that the republicans are advancing remains a mystery. >> president trump making his final pitch on twitter. after seven years of talking we will soon see whether or not republicans are willing to step up to the plate! . nancy cordes is on capitol hill. sounds like lots of drama coming. good morning. >> reporter: it is a lot of drama. some senator republicans are saying step up to the plate for what exactly? they still don't know which plan or combination of plans republican leaders are going to put forward. that puts the senators in a highly unusual situation. they have been running for years on repealing obamacare. they want to make sure that whatever they vote on to replace it makes sense, is better than obama care, is more cohesive than obamacare.
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just three republican no votes will send republican leaders back to the drawing board. we already expect that maine senator susan collins will vote no. senators lisa murkowski and shelly v capito. it's still unclear how john mccain, returning from his brain cancer diagnosis, will vote today and kentucky's rand paul tells us he can't say how he's going to vote until he knows what he is voting for. now, republican leaders may give their members more details when they have a lunch meeting before the vote today. this is not the option, norah, that they wanted either. but they really have no other choice after all the proposals they've put forward so far failed to garner enough vote. >> nancy, thank you so much. president trump's speech to the boy scouts national jamboree
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is drawing mixed reviews. the president talked to thousands of scouts at the gathering in west virginia about success and achieving their dream. but he also delved into politics. >> as i said, who the hell wants to speak about politics when i'm in front of the boy scouts? right? just a question, did president obama ever come to a jamboree? they're fake polls. but the polls are saying we won wisconsin. by the way, under the trump administration, you'll be saying merry christmas again when you go shopping, believe me. >> former scouts and scout leaders criticized the tone of mr. trump's speech. boy scouts of america later said in a statement that the group is, quote, wholly nonpartisan, said the president's invitation to speak is in no way an endorsement of any political party or specific policies. >> tonight the families of
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americans detained in iran will testify before congress. iran is accused of using four prisoners to extract political and financial concessions from washington. margaret brennan is at the white house, where president trump is taking a hard line against the iranian regime. she spoke to one of those families yesterday. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. president trump issued a sharp warning of serious consequences if iran doesn't release all imprisoned americans and stop using hostage taking as a tool of state policy. >> everything out here terrifies me and it terrifies me more and more every day. >> babak namazi is pleading for his brother, siamak namazi and 80-year-old father baquer. >> their return before it's too late. >> what do you mean by that? >> what i mean is the conditions of both my father and siamak are
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horrible. my father not doing well. >> reporter: white house officials told cbs news they were increasingly concerned about baquer's deteriorating health and saying that siamak, seen here in this propaganda video, has been mistreated due, in part, to his american citizenship. something that iran foreign minister denies. >> baquer namazi in his 80s, in failing health. why not release him? >> he's not behind bars but he is not free to leave the country. as i said -- >> is he under house arrest then? >> the executive -- this is what i'm told. >> reporter: the white house called his claim false. >> i was shocked and astonished when i heard that. in fact, today, my father and brother have both visits at the prison. i have no idea why foreign minister would make these
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claims. these are very, very painful words to hear when they're not true. >> in 2016, iran did release americans following the international agreement to freeze its nuclear program and only in exchange for seven iranian prisoners. namazi attorney, jared gen zechlt r. >> we would strongly encourage the trump administration to look at this as an opening and push incredibly hard to get the deal done. >> last week a state department diplomat met face to face with iranian officials and did plead for the release of all americans, including princeton scholar xiyue huang and robert levinson. the trump administration does not want another american to suffer the fate of otto warmbier, the student who died shortly after his release from north korea. >> we remember, margaret. nobody wants that. thank you very much. o.j. simpson has responded to an interview we conducted yesterday with his lawyer.
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that was attorney malcolm lavergne who yesterday knocked down reports that o.j. simpson has plans to visit the grave of nicole brown simpson after his release. some say the thought of simpson visiting insensitive. mr. simpson apparently watched our segment from prison because he delivered a message to us from his lawyer to clarify that he visited his ex-wife's grave on, quote, countless occasions before going to prison. simpson said it's judgmental to describe he did before his incarceration as insensitive. i think it's good that he wants to clarify that. but his lawyer made it clear he has no plans to go. his close friend had said on national tv that he was going. regardless of how you feel about o.j. simpson, there are a lot of people that still remember ron goldman and nicole brown simpson an feel that he's responsible for their deaths and this is a very difficult time for them. that was the point that they were making, that this is tough to see. >> i didn't know that they should watch "cbs this morning." >> it's good to know they're watching "cbs this morning," wherever you're watching.
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we appreciate that. the u.s. has been fighting its longest war for more than 15 years. ahead, we look at afghanistan in our series, issues that matter. is russia again arming the taliban? whether the u.s. should send more troops there and what i
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in our "morning rounds," new arch in our morning rounds, research on drugs that lower cholesterol. 56 million americans fall under the guidelines to take a statin to reduce cholesterol. a new study says only about half of them take it. many start the medication but abandon it within two years. the study highlights the dangers of ending statin therapy, including heart attacks and death. our dr. tara narula is a cardiologist. tara, good morning. >> good morning, norah. >> these statins have been around for three decades, right? what are the benefits? >> there are a lot of benefits. one of the best studied classes of drugs, including high-study
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trials over 30 years. they reduce cardiovascular mortality and death and events like heart attack or stroke. we've come from an era where we watched people in the 1950s and '60s in the icu and said there's nothing we can do but give you pain medication and waited for them to come back, to an era where we can prevent heart attack and stroke. why is there so much controversy? >> we think we're getting better. >> one of the issues is, yes. people feel well. we're not giving them a drug that makes them feel better. i feel fine, why do i have to take something? 20% of people will have some sort of side effect to statin but they're usually reversible. we need to do better explaining to people the benefits to statins. >> what are the benefits and what are the risks? what are the negative effects? >> what this research really looked at, is it a big deal if i stop my statin after i have an adverse event? the answer to that would be yes.
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they looked at 28,000 patients who had a presumed adverse reaction. those who continued over the next four years to take their statin had a 10% to 20% lower rate of cardiovascular events and death. that's a big deal. that tells us we need to be rechallenging our patients, restarting them on the medication if they stop and explain to them why they need to take it. >> i remember the doctor saying to me once you start this, you have to always use it. that's a little daunting when you hear that. >> it is. we need to do a better job of explaining to people how important it is. >> how important it is. >> one of the issues raised in an editorial that accompanied this paper is that the internet and social media have done a disservice in terms of spreading pseudoscience, anti-science and people end up either denying the benefits of statins and saying cholesterol doesn't cause heart disease or having so much fear around statins that they're afraid to take it or wanting to try all-natural diets and supplements that really have not
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been proven to work. so, again -- >> can your diet change? >> your diet is definitely part of the equation. nobody is saying it's not. it can only lower ldl by 8% to 10%. many need medication. >> you have sounded the word. spread the word. thank you very much. sounded the alarm. a legal battle could limit the amount of red snapper available to americans. omar villafranca shows us the fight over popular seafood. >> this is a red snapper, prized for its taste and the fight it puts up when it's on the hook. now there's a battle between fishermen on how much can and should be pulled out of the water. that story, coming up on "cbs this morning." "morning rounds" sponsored by advil >> cbs morning rounds sponsor bid advil pm. when pain keeps you up, get a healing night's sleep. advil pm combines the number one pain reliever with the number one sleep aid. gentle, non-habit forming advil pm. for a healing night's sleep. the ford summer sales event is in full swing.
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one of america's most prized fish is at the center of a fight between conservationists and the federal government. the trump administration extended the red snapper season for recreational fishing in the gulf of mexico last month. environmental groups filed a lawsuit claiming that extension jeopardizes the ability to rebuild the red snapper population. >> reporter: good morning. fishermen from texas to florida want to see this fish on the end of their line. this is a red snapper and so far off the louisiana coast fishermen have caught more than
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327 tons of the fish and that number is expected to go up. dale is a commercial fisherman who just returned to the louisiana shore with almost 6,000 pounds of one of the most sought after fish in the gulf of mexico. red snapper. >> it has been great. we've had the best snapper fishing in the last two or three or four years that we've had in 25 years. >> reporter: the snapper is prized in restaurants as flaky and full of flavor. and on fishing boats it's renowned for its fight. this year, the department of commerce extended the red snapper season for recreational fishing in federal waters from three days to 42. the department said the three-day season was hurting businesses that depend on sport fishing. but commercial fishermen worry longer seasons could threaten the red snapper population. overfishing caused the gulf red snapper population to plummet in
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the 1980s. david says the red snapper population has largely recovered, and a three-day fishing season is too short for recreational anglers. >> two of those days here in louisiana were unfishable. the weather was too rough. >> reporter: the government set a quo that of 13 million pounds of red snapper to be pulled from the gulf. but in 2016 recreational anglers exceeded their limit by 65 tons. >> if you're not going to adhere to the law, why have regulations? >> reporter: david krebs owns a large sea food supply chain. >> we can go back to the wild wild west and it is going to damage the resource. >> right now we're in a federal season. >> reporter: an attorney for the ocean conserve.
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>> it's unfair to the long-term viability of the recreational fishery as well. >> reporter: but others argue the regulations have to be fair including to those who fish for fun. >> we all want to protect the resource, but there's got to be a balance between protecting the resource, watching it grow and still allowing it to be available to the american public. >> reporter: what's happening here on the louisiana gulf coast and all the gulf coast states is part of a series of changing in the trump administration that's being challenged by environmental groups. the grizzly bear is about to be removed from the endangered species list. environmental groups say they will sue. >> thank you. holding the fish. beautiful fish, that snapper. >> i love red snapper. >> i do too. we'll learn a lot after this season about the effects. >> and wesley snipes made a name for himself and now he's an author and he's here with his debut novel.
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your local news is next. today the berkeley city council will consider making immediate police reforms. the move comes after a newly good morning, it's 8:25. i'm anne makovec. today the berkeley city council will consider making immediate police reforms after a newly released report shows racial disparities in berkeley policing but the police chief says that draft report does not show the whole picture. today's meeting starts at 6 p.m. today the wife of an alameda county deputy is due back in court. yar neat malihan is accused of causing a deathly crash that killed a 3-year-old boy. it happened on 680 in san ramon last year. prosecutors say she was on drugs when her suv rear-ended another car that the child was in. your latest traffic and weather report coming up next. it's here, but it's going by fast.
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good morning. 8:27. we're tracking delays for drivers heading southbound 880. this is through san lorenzo right near paseo grande. an accident near winton is keeping your ride very slow. we're tracking a 50-minute commute from 238 on down to highway 237. give yourself some extra time heading northbound, 23 minutes on the right side of your screen there from 238 to the maze. over at the bay bridge toll plaza, "slow, stop, go." those metering lights still on, traffic yellow along the eastshore freeway just under 30 minutes. and another 20-minute ride from
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the maze into san francisco. let's check in with roberta. >> reporter: jaclyn, the last time we checked in, we had cloud cover over the city of san francisco and now check this out. blue skies looking out towards coit tower and telegraph hill. another view of the city by the bay, this is from sutro tower. you can see the thin layer of clouds as it begins to scour out over the open waters. temperatures onshore in the 50s and 60s. the winds have been pretty much under 10, variable 10 to 20 during the day today. highs very similar to yesterday, a summer day here in the bay area. seasonal. 60s, 70s, around the peninsula today 74 degrees in mountain view. then jumping up to 84 in redwood city. 80s away from the bay to 90 in discovery bay. extended forecast, temperatures warm on wednesday, brentwood at 95. temperatures spike to near 100 degrees on thursday, then again on sunday, 100s by monday. whoa!
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." here's a look at our stoit green room. hello michelle. there's wesley snipes. hi, wesley snipes and his coauthor, hello ray nor man. and we're drawing the action right here on studio 57 on facebook. tonight, she's got a very long day like you, charlie rose, because charlie is going to be on the late show with stephen colbert tonight. liza is going to be there and she'll be drawing you. what are you wearing? >> something basic. maybe a gray suit and like a red tie, maybe. >> and what are you chatting about with mr. colbert? >> whatever he wants. >> that's a good way to do it.
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so we say we can't go to bed early tonight. >> in case you don't, i'll bring you -- >> i'm afraid i might go to bed but i'm going to dvr it. >> i'm staying up. >> i knew you would. >> you win employee of the day then. thank you, norah. >> thank you. good luck tonight. >> i hope i don't screw it up. >> you are not going to screw it up. >> well, we've had good fun in other appearances. time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. china is preparing for potential crisis along the north korea border. china is establishing a new border defense brigade. he's also planning 24 hour video surveillance of the region backed by drones. also building bunkers to protect against nuclear and chemical blasts. in a statement china says its forces maintain a normal state of combat readiness and training on the border.
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a judge cleared the way to protect voter data. a privacy group threatened to sue. the judge said the panel is exempt from federal privacy rules. at least 44 states have indicated they won't provide all their voter data. wall street journal says samsung is releasing an arthritis drug. they're releasing a rheumatoid arthritis drug that will be sold for about 35% discount off johnson and johnson's drug. vatd can cia heat wave is wa ty takes a look at
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why justin bieber cut short his world tour. >> well, insiders close to him reportedly say that the 23-year-old singer is quote, super exhausted. he's done more than 150 shows since the tour started back in march of 2016. 14 concerts in north america and asia have been cancelled. a closer look at america's longest war. we are approaching the 17th year of the conflict in afghanistan. it was launched on october 7th, 2001 in response to the september 11th attacks. a senate committee was told the united states is not winning the war. the trump administration is reviewing its policy on afghanistan. in comments last week president
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trump said quote, i want to find out why we've been there for 17 years. joining us now to talk about the challenges, michelle, served as secretary of defense. she a cofounder for the center of new american security. good morning. >> good morning. >> why are we still in afghanistan? >> i think first of all the taliban has proven a very resilie resilient and we've been really plagued by corruption and we too have made mistakes. between 2003 and 2009 all of the attention and the resources focused -- switched to focus on iraq and we sort of kept afghanistan as a back burner. >> so when we invaded iraq we put the seeds and perhaps losing afghanistan. ?
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and whobama announced that surg would last a short while, but less than two years so the taliban had the signal we can wait this out. >> is anybody winning here do you think and is there a clear end game? >> it's really a stalemate at this point. the good news is that the afghan forces are in the lead and with our support they continue to -- to hold their own. but they do need our continued support. i think we need to reenforce them with taliban to negotiating table? nobody's going to win this on the battlefield. it has to get to some kind of negotiations. >> we're doing this series because afghanistan may not be on the front page but this really matters. first of all, how much territory does the taliban control now compared to 9/11?
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>> it controls more now than when we first started the war. >> the taliban controls more territory. >> yes. there's been a backslide, but what you see is an afghan military that is stepping up, that is in the lead and that continues to improve with our help. >> the headlines this morning and some of the reporting at cbs news, is russia now rearming the taliban? >> so we have evidence that russia is providing small arms to the taliban. also iran. and so we have this problem of outside support. >> the irony of that is that we supported those trying to kicgh ago. >> they're trying to be friendly with the taliban in case the taliban wins ump. it's also a great opportunity to poke the united states win. i think what we want to see out of the administration is a clear
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statement of commitment. we are there because we don't want afghanistan to once again become a safe haven for terrorists that could strike the united states. it could be the return after al qaeda but it could be the coming of the islamic state who's already been probing in afghanistan to see if they can find some ground. the last thing we want is for isis to move to afghanistan because we're not pushing back hard enough. >> this issue is on trump's desk right now. what will he do? >> well, i think -- >> what should he do? >> there's a big debate inside the white house between those who don't want him to touch this and who want to get us out of after g afghanistan and those who believe we've got to double down. i think the most important thing beyond the troop numbers is a strategy. you have to have a way to get the taliban to the table. nobody's going to win this on
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the battlefield. >> it is said that mcmasters and mattis have influence with the president. what does he want? >> i think he wants more troops and a political strategy that leverages those troops to get to some sort of -- >> where are the iranians who have considered the taliban enemies? >> i think they're playing both sides. they support aspects of the government and the taliban and they're waiting to see what happens. >> what do you think the trump administration could learn from what you learned at the time that you were there. >> i think the biggest thing is that -- >> are you talking to them, michelle? >> i always send them what we write and say, but who knows if that's read, but i think the most important thing is the u.s. has to signal a long-term commitment to afghanistan as a partner for fighting terrorism in the region. if there's any waffling, any sense that we're not fully committed the taliban will
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continue to wait us out and the partners in the region won't take the necessary risks to pressure the taliban to come to the table. >> the trump administration has also turned to the black water eric prince about a private army. how would that work? >> not very well. i think contractors can do very important missions, base support, logistics and so forth, but we saw in iraq what happens when you rely on them too extensively. huge problems with black water massacring civilians in a fire fight in the middle of the city. we don't want to go there again. the u.s. military is an advisory mission that they can do best. they can use support from contractors in limited areas but it's no substitute to putting in the troops we need. >> i think it's been so long many people have forgotten the original intent. >> and that return of a safe haven unfortunately could happen
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and so we have to keep the pressure on the terrorist groups in that region. >> i go to a lot of conferences and one of the people they really listen to is michelle fournoy. thank you for being here. >> wesley snipes is in our green room to share why he decided to write his first novel, what he
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are you bad? or is that what they teach you up at that little sissy school of yours? i don't care what they teach you up there. you're either down or you ain't down. >> very down. that's actor wesley snipes in michael jackson's video in 1997. he went on to make a name for himself in hollywood in move ve -- movies. he has 18 as a producer. now he's released his debut involve called talon of god. he must convince a doctor to help him stop a powerful demon from creating hell on earth. he joins us in the studio.
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>> good morning. >> we still remember the movie, white men can't jump. this is a white man that can jump. >> we got to get you back out on the court. >> i know you've written before, i know you've written in college. but this is your first debut nofl and wh novel and when i walked into the green room he said i am an author. >> what a journey. very different from writing scripts, writing books. >> how so? >> i got a whole lot of respect for writers. it's a little more disciplined, a little more isolated and you don't get the same kind of flexibility with writing characters and writing scene shots and all of these things in the script like you do with the book. >> but how did you know you could do this? how did you know? >> well, i didn't.
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i didn't. you know, i said, the challenges to be a scholar, a healer, and a soldier soldier martial artist so you try to combine the qualities and see where you find yourself in them, test yourself and push yourself, so for me this was another opportunity to express the divine within me through my art. >> and are you still acting? >> am i still acting? why of course i'm still acting. but of course! >> because there's talk about a remake of blade. >> we'll see. we'll see. there's been some discussion about that, you know. they have a -- >> i'm going to take that as you're interested. >> no it's been well known that i'm interested. i think that we left -- we didn't accomplish exactly what we could have accomplished and there's a lot of room to continue to tell that story, but we got a new story here, you know, talon of god is the --
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>> it's like the odd and inexplicable. it's supernatural stuff. the topic is very interesting to me that you would choose that. >> what thing are you the most proud of and what do you regret about all this long career and the film that we talked about? >> one thing that i'm most proud of, that the ancestors and the good lord have blessed me to have this opportunity, to take this your knjourney, what my po is and the relationship with the divine and how to use those spiritual design and to use those in my day-to-day life. >> regrets? >> regrets. that i didn't get the role, i didn't get the chance to dance behind queen latifa as a backup dancer. i started out as a dancer at a musical theater artist. >> how do you go with this to
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the supernatural. i'm really fascinated what you've done in this book. >> there are demons everywhere. >> and it's scary. >> yes. well, i grappled with the question of why do we do the things that we do? what makes us do the things that we do? and why do we do things that we really don't want to do? didn't want to do, and we end up doing them. maybe there are forces that are playing on us. maybe there are forces that are influencing us and our behavior. soul demons. soul vampires that get us into trouble. >> the lead character is a woman who's a female protagonist. i like her. >> girl power. i watched beyonce video who run the world and i'd say that's clear to me. >> superwoman did reasonably well. >> wonder woman. >> yes. yes. >> good to have you here. congratulations to you on the book. >> thank you. come to the book signing later on today at the -- at barnes and
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nobles -- >> that's called a plug. >> is that called a plug? >> and the movie is coming out soon i know. and talon of god is on sale today. >> we're doing a lot of stuff right now. a boy's visit to a backyard pool became a day he will never forget. an army dad returns home. you are watching "cbs this morning." fety." handballer 1: you know what i could go for?
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become official - with a signature from governor brown. the new bill ext good morning, it's 8:55. i'm kenny choi. today the extension of the "cap & trade" agreement is set to become official with a signature from governor jerry brown. the new bill extends the agreement a decade beyond its previous 2020 end date. gas prices are set to rise as a result anywhere from 11 to 64 cents a gallon in the next few years. we are getting a look at bart's fleet of the future. some of the new features include noise reducing technology. riders will see few seats and more standing room. bart could start using the new fleet this fall. and later today, after loading dock issues forced two big name bands to reschedule last week, matchbox 20 is set to perform at the shore lime amphitheater tonight. due to a conflict, the counting crows won't be able to make it. stick around; we'll have weather and traffic in just a
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good morning, it's 8:57. we continue to track delay for drivers heading through -- along 880. this has been a tough spot for drivers this morning in fremont. southbound 880 at stephenson boulevard one lane blocked speeds below 10 miles per hour and you are "slow, stop, go" all the way out of hayward into
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foster city. you have about 45 minutes commute. here's a look 80 at 101 in san francisco. delays approaching the lower deck of the bay bridge. we have one lane blocked approaching treasure island. it's been a tough ride over at the bay bridge toll plaza. it continues to be. it's just about an hour from the carquinez bridge to san francisco. well, jaclyn, i was taking a look at your cloudy view heading towards the bay bridge. look at this. beautiful sunshiny shots looking out towards coit tower this morning and how about another view? sunshine in san jose. blue skies, could see faint clouds in the distance towards the santa cruz mountains. temperature-wise, into the 50s and 60s. san jose has already warmed off to66, livermore 65. the next warmup thursday, friday. once again, hot weather by the weekend. today 60s, 70s, 80s and 90.
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