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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, october 20th, 2017. welcome to cbs this morning. overnight, the senate clears the way for tax reform. by narrowly approving a $4 trillion budget. house speaker paul ryan is in studio 57 with his plan to cut taxes and grow the economy. chief of staff general john kelly gets emotional in a remarkable white house news conference talking about his son's death in afghanistan. plus, the pentagon investigates the death of four american soldiers in niger. was one soldier left behind on the battlefield? los angeles police investigate a new claim that harvey weinstein raped an actress. jody canter of "the new york times" talks to us about how it
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changed the conversation about sexual abuse and harassment. a world war ii's veteran's hometown helps him stay active. meet the neighbors who are putting out chairs to keep him move. we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i was stunned and broken hearted at what i saw a member of congress doing. >> gold star father john kelly defends president trump. >> the white house chief of staff talking about this call to one of the widows of the soldiers killed in niger. >> he called four people the other day and expressed his condolences and the best way he could. i said, sir, there's nothing you can do to lighten the burden. >> amid the controversy over president trump's condolence call, there are serious questions about the attack itself. >> you feel this administration has been forthcoming about what happened there? >> of course not. >> the u.s. senate has passed a budget plan. a major step forward in the republican effort to overhaul the u.s. tax code. >> bigotry seems emboldened. >> former president's bush and obama are blasting the current
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state of american politics. >> instead of our politics reflecting our values, we've got politics inspecting our communities. >> protests erupting at a white nationalist event. the university of florida. >> richard spencer made an appearance. >> all that. >> one more time. on the run. close. it is caught. for the touchdown. crabtree! it's not dead yet. raiders win it. >> and all that matters. >> a welcome break from one contentious political season. the annual dinner. >> every afternoon, former speaker john boehner calls me up. not to give advice. just to laugh. >> on cbs this morning. >> caught by tolberson. the dodgers win. headed to the world series for the first time in 29 years. >> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota, let's go
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places. welcome to cbs this morning. republicans in washington overnight move closer to a massive overhaul of the federal tax code. the senate approved a $4 trillion budget plan after a late-night debate. >> the vote was along party lines. 51-49. in a tweet this morning, president trump noted that every democrat, plus republican, rand paul, voted against it. but the president praised the senator, saying this now allows for the passage of large-scale tax cuts and reform which will be the biggest in the history of our country. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the tax reform bill is still being crafted. but it could not have gone anywhere without this crucial vote last night. senate republicans needed to try to find the kind of unity that has been eluding them lately. and they did. the budget they passed makes room for a tax reform plan that
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would add about $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit over ten years, so that's the price tag they're going to be aiming for. now that they passed this budget, senate rules will allow republicans to skirt any democratic filibuster when it comes to tax reform. they'll be able to try to pass their tax plan with a simple majority. 51 votes instead of the usual 60. now, last night's milestone could help to ease the tension that has been bubbling up recently between president trump and majority leader mcconnell after a series of failed votes on health care, even though adding to the deficit as this tax plan will do is typically something that republicans oppose. now, this budget is going to have to be reconciled with the version that passed the house last month. democrats argue that the tax plan that is still being crafted will mean big breaks for corporations and the wealthy and not much for the middle class. >> all right, nancy, thank you
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so much. white house chief of staff john kelly is defending president trump and his comments to a military widow. the retired marine widow said congressman wilson had no business listening when the president spoke to the wife of a soldier killed in niger. the president tweeted last night that wilson was wacky and listened to the call secretly. he insisted she, quote, gave a total lie on content. another family member who heard the call said wilson described it accurately. chip reid is at the white house this morning. >> reporter: good morning. white house chief of staff john kelly condemned congresswoman wilson for politicizing president trump's call to the widow of a fallen soldier. but president trump himself had earlier politicized the situation when he falsely suggested that other presidents had not made similar calls. kelly tried to clean up the mess. >> the selfless devotion that brings a man or woman to die in the battlefield, i just thought that might be sacred. >> reporter: during an emotional
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appearance in the white house briefing room, kelly said he was stunned by the criticism of president trump's condolence call. >> the only thing i could do to collect my thoughts was to go walk among the finest men and women on this earth. you can always find them. they're in arlington national cemetery. went over there for an hour and a half. walked among the stones. some of whom i put there. because they were doing what i told them to do when they were killed. >> reporter: mr. trump had asked his chief of staff what to say to the families of the four american soldiers killed in niger more than two weeks ago. >> i said to him, sir, there's nothing you can do to lighten the burden on these families. >> reporter: kelly told the president about his own son, lieutenant robert kelly, who was killed on the battlefield in afghanistan in 2010. and also how joseph dunnford, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and kelly's best friend, broke the news to him. >> he said, kel, he was doing
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exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed. he knew what he was getting into by joining the -- that 1%. he knew what the possibilities were. because we're at war. >> reporter: kelly said that was the message mr. trump tried to convey to the young widow of sergeant ladavid johnson, one of those killed in niger. wilson said she was in the car when the president called the widow and was offended by mr. trump's suggestion that the 25-year-old soldier, quote, knew what he signed up for. mr. trump denied saying that. >> there's no perfect way to make that phone call. >> reporter: kelly and other white house staff were in the room when the president made the call. congresswoman wilson responded harshly, telling politico, john kelly's trying to keep his job. he will say anything. kelly did acknowledge that he told president trump that president obama did not call him after his son died, but he said he did not mean that as a
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criticism of mr. obama. >> thanks, chip. defense secretary james mattis says the mission in niger that ended in the deaths of the four u.s. army sergeants is still under investigation. jeremiah johnson, bryan black, dustin wright and ladavid johnson were not expecting enemy contact when they were attacked earlier this month. the americans were ambushed by a group of about 50 fighters affiliated with isis. senate armed services committee members want more information. they may use a subpoena to get it. david martin's at the pentagon. david, good morning. >> good morning. this started out as a low risk operation. the 30th of its kind to meet with local village leaders. but it has turned into one of the most controversial military operations of the trump administration. >> the loss of our troops is under investigation. >> reporter: as the pentagon probes the deaths of four american soldiers killed in niger, members of congress are now also calling for their own
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investigation. >> we are coequal branches of government. we should be informed at all times. >> reporter: pentagon officials say an american reconnaissance aircraft was in the air but not watching over the patrol. who was only called in after the ambush started. three soldiers were killed and a fourth, sergeant la david johnson, was missing. officials believe he was still somewhere on the battlefield. for several hour, they tracked a locator beacon that became intermittent and finally faded out. by the time they found him two days later, he was dead. raising the awful possibility an american soldier had been left behind. it's a possibility the pentagon's lieutenant general kenneth mckenzie flatly rejected. >> no one was left behind. either the u.s., our partner in niger, french forces were actively on the ground searching for this soldier. >> reporter: according to defense secretary mattis the first reinforcements to arrive were french aircraft 30 minutes after the ambush was reported. >> the french response included
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armed fighter aircraft, helicopter gunship, medevac helio that lifted out our wounded. >> reporter: the first american aircraft to arrive was an unarmed helicopter sent to recover the bodies of the american soldiers. it was operated by a u.s. contractor hired to provide support for american troops operating in niger. there are about 800 american troops in niger, which may sound like a lot, except niger is a country the size of texas. they're there on a counterterrorism mission and, as secretary mattis said yesterday, on a counterterrorism mission, even when no enemy contact is expected, there's a risk. >> unfortunately, we saw that this time. david, thank you. former presidents barack obama and george w. bush are offering sharp criticism of the current political climate. neither mentioned president trump during separate and unrelated appearances yesterday. but both men appeared to rebuke him. julianna goldman is in
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washington with extraordinary messages. julianna, good morning. >> it is incredibly rare to see two former president hs at separate speeches on the same day and it's also an unspoken rule that former presidents, regardless of their party, do not criticize the current office holder, which makes their comments yesterday so striking. >> folks don't feel good right now about what they see. >> reporter: at a campaign event in virginia last night, former president barack obama didn't name names. he didn't have to. >> we've got folks who are deliberately trying to make folks angry. to demonize people who have different ideas. to get the base all riled up. because it provides a short-term tactical advantage. >> reporter: earlier in new jersey, mr. obama said americans were confronting the same politics of division that dates back centuries. >> we put that to bed.
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i mean, that's folks looking 50 years back. >> we've seen our discourse degraded by casual crewty. >> reporter: appearing before a packed room in new york, former president george w. bush said america had to, quote, recover our own identity. >> at times it can seem like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together. >> reporter: mr. bush ruled that the current discourse was undermining american democracy. >> our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories. an outright fabrication. we've seen nationalism distorted into nativism. people of every ethnicity can be fully and equally american. it means that bigotry or white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the american creed. >> reporter: a spokesman for president bush said he's been discussing the same themes for
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decades. but as he left the hall yesterday, mr. bush was reportedly asked if he thought his message would be heard in the white house. according to "the new york times," he smiled and said i think it will. >> julianna, thank you so much. hollywood's television academy, the group behind the emmy awards, launch add process that could lead to harvey wine stein's expulsion. as police in los angeles confirm an investigation into a 2013 rape allegation. the number of women now accusing the disgraced movie mogul of sexual misconduct has grown to nearly 60. beyawn that golodryga is here from another troubling account from another high-profile actress. >> i encourage everyone to read the really powerful essay in "the new york times." oscar winning actress lupita nyong'o describes a series of traumatic encounters with weinstein starting when she was still a student in 2011. she says the recent allegations made her feel sick in the pit of her stomach.
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lupita nyong'o soared to fame when her work in "12 years a slave" swept the hollywood awards season. by then, she claimed she already had two disturbing encounters with harvey wine stein. she says the first happened after he invited her to his connecticut home to screen a film. she writes, harvey led me into a bedroom, his bedroom, and announced that he wanted to give me a massage. for the first time since i met him, i felt unsafe. she was able to leave the room but a few months later she said weinstein propositioned her again during a dinner in new york, asking her to come upstairs to his private room. she declined. but as she left the restaurant, she writes that she said to him, i just want to know that we are good. and that he responded, i don't know about your career, but you'll be fine. on thursday, the los angeles police department confirmed that it is investigating a potential case of sexual assault involving harvey weinstein. the allegations come from an
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italian actress and model who told the police weinstein raped her in a los angeles hotel room in 2013. in an interview with the bbc, actor tom hampgs predicted that the weinstein scandal will have an irreversible impact on society. >> last name will become a noun and a verb. become an identifying moniker for a state of being for which there is a before and an after. >> harvey weinstein has denied any allegations of nonconsensual sex. meantime, an anonymous group of weinstein company employees say they are breaking their nondisclosure agreement, releasing a letter claiming they didn't know they were working for a serial sexual predator. they say when they read the report, the weinstein's behavior, quote, we wept. >> bianna, thank you. "new york times" correspondent jody canter who broek the weinstein story join us ahead. the story continues to make
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headlines. lawmakers are taking steps to force facebook and other online platforms to disclose who buys political ads on their sites. facebook revealed russian ajen i bought roughly 3,000 ads for $1,0 $10,000 in 2015. federal law bars foreign groups from spending money to influence american elections. a new bipartisan bill called the honest ads act will make online advertisers disclose who paid for ads. cbs news contributor nicholas thompson is editor and chief of wired magazine and join us at the table. nick, always good to see you. listen, we like the sound of anything bipartisan. do you think this will actually make a difference in the elections? >> this is a very big bill. it will make a difference. it does close a loophole. >> do i hear a but? >> but it's a small step. this isn't how russia influenced the election.
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it's not how russia influenced the election on social media. there are much bigger problems on social media. still, this should be done. >> who will oppose it? >> you can imagine the ad networks will oppose it because it will add a little bit of bureaucracy. it's possible the tech companies will oppose it. it might be good for them to have a little regulation. facebook was hurt massively by what happened in the last election. and also people who don't want any kind of campaign finance reform. you can see some republicans opposing it on that ground. >> how many millions of people does facebook say this reached? >> the number of people who are reached by russian political ads is a fairly small number. right. i mean, it's a couple of million people. >> and there's like 10 million, right? >> and reach is a very broad definition. to read something means you scroll through, it doesn't really mean you reached them in any substantial way. what's interesting is the online political ads are there. it is something that happened. but what's really problematic are the fake accounts that the russian operatives set up.
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those were massively more influenti influential. they're harder to find and harder to define. that's the biggest problem. that's the thing that had more influence last time. >> silicon valley continues to have a pr problem. >> silicon valley has a massive pr problem. and one that they're really struggling with right now. and how they respond to this bill will play into that. if they come out hard against it, you can imagine people getting even angrier. i tried to get facebook to say something to me last night about it and i really got -- i got nothing. >> nick, thank you. in a statement to cbs news, facebook said, we stand with lawmakers in their efforts to achieve transparency in political advertising. >> house speaker paul ryan took some playful shots at trump. during last night's annual political rooast, made light of his appearance at last year's event. >> i know last year donald trump offended some people. i know his comments according to critics went too far. some said it was unbecoming of a
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public figure. and they said that his comments were offensive. well, thank god he's learned his lesson. >> that's good. >> ryan also poked fun at hillay clinton, senate minority leader chuck schumer. >> he was on a role last night. >> speaker ryan will be right here in studio 57 with his ideas for cutting taxes later in the broadcast. ahead, how republicans plan to finish writing their tax cut plan after the overnight budget vote in the senate. it's going to be part of our series, issues that
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dire conditions after hurricane maria are forces dire conditions are forcing thousands of puerto ricans to leave their island. >> ahead, how they are getting a helping hand as they seek life-saving care on the u.s. may mainland. you're watching cbs this morning.
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right now in the santa cruz mountains, crews are battling the bear fire - which has burned nd is at good morning, it's 7:26. i'm anne makovec. right now, in the santa cruz mountains, crews are battling the bear fire which has burned at least 320 acres and is at 40% containment. 7 firefighters have been injured working in steep and rugged terrain since this fire broke out on monday night. this afternoon, a court hearing is set for the man accused in a hit-and-run that left a san francisco police officer critically injured. authorities say that officer elia lewin-tankel was riding a bicycle near turk street and van ness avenue on wednesday when an suv hit him. raffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning. expect delays along the eastshore freeway.
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we are tracking an accident. it had two lanes blocked, now blocking just one lane along westbound 80 as you approach cutting boulevard. and you can see that backup stretches all the way to highway 4. it's about 30 minutes as you make your way on down towards the maze there. so that's about a 15-minute delay. richmond/san rafael bridge, 25 minutes heading across the span. bay bridge toll plaza 24 minutes into san francisco. the skies are going to look very, very cool this morning. take a look right now. this is pretty impressive to see as the storm is passed through. it brought some good rainfall totals. temperatures are in the 50s now. 90s monday through wednesday. ♪ ♪
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know. the defense secretary is pushing back from criticism from members of congress about the slow release of information on the dlid attack deadly attack in ni. saying, it takes time to gather information about a combat engagement. mattis said it is under investigation. we in the department of defense like to know what we're talking about before we talk. >> the deadly wildfires in northern california are more than 80% contained this morn thanks in part to cooler weather. the fires killed 42 people after they broke out almost two weeks ago. nearly 7,000 buildings are destroyed. property damage is estimated to be at least $1 billion. officials expect that number to rise dramatically, which could make the fires the costliest in the state's history. >> the united states wants airlines around the world to ban large personal electronics like your laptop from checked luggage. the faa citing the potential for a catastrophic fire. tests show those rechargeable lithion ion batteries can overheat in close proximity to
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aerosol spray cans and that can lead to an explosion and a fire. one of hollywood's biggest directors quentin tarantino is coming clean about who he knew about weinstein. tarantino admits he has known for decades about weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct with women. he tells cbs news contributor jodi canter that he feels ashamed for doing nothing. the two men have been close for two decades. most of his movies like "pulp fiction" were distributed by weinstein. weinstein denies engaging in any nonsexual sex. jodi canter is here, good morning. >> good morning. >> it's been two weeks. now we have more than 50 women have come forward. the story is not done yet. just every day there seems to be a new disclosure. >> yesterday, lupita nyong'o publishd an extraordinary essay in "the times" where she talked about a very familiar now tale of alleged harassment by weinstein. what she says is she at the time
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didn't know it was happening to other women. she felt so alone. i think part of the reason the story is staying alive is that women keep coming forward and each tale is so powerful. >> the modus operandi always seems to be the same. >> what is remarkable about her story is it took place in his own connecticut home and apparently the children were just a room or two away. >> what's the likelihood of a criminal indictment in some of these cases? >> i don't want to speculate too much on that. these are still allegations. and we know that police departments in several places are investigating. but i think it's the right question to ask certainly. >> jodi, the first time you were at the table with the story and we asked you is there more to come and you said we'll see, did you know this was coming? did you have any inkling this would be the follow-up to your story? >> i knew that there were people in hollywood who were waiting to see whether they wanted to speak out or not. i never anticipated something like the me too movement, which has now spread to other industries and it's been international. and i think what's happened, part of the power of the
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weinstein story is there are now many people asking themselves should i have said something 10 or 15 years ago. for the victims, it's very hard. we don't want to blame the victims. >> is that why quentin tarantino -- >> somebody like tarantino said to me specifically on the phone two days ago, should i have done more? i knew these story firsthand. one of them happened to my own girlfrie girlfriend. >> mira savino. >> i minimized it, i brushed it aside. i think many people are saying i don't want to be the person, whether victim or witness, i don't want to brush it aside, i want to speak up and make sure nobody else is treated this way. >> what should be the conversation about sexual harassment? >> what should be? >> the conversation? >> well, i think that part of the conversation we're having is that we still lack an agreed upon basic legal and social definition of what sexual harassment is. one of the things that quentin tarantino said to me is that when he heard these stories from women, he didn't think sexual
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harassment. he had a very old-fashioned, almost dismissive image of, oh, the boss chased, you know, the secretary around the desk a little bit. almost like it was some sort of comedic set piece. he said part of his recognition and he also said his culpability is the fact he now realizes this is a terrifying situation for women to be in. >> what to you make of the weinstein employees now speaking out? we just reported earlier that many of them broke down and cried when they read many of the revelations that are coming forward that they had no idea and now they want to be released from their ndas or nondisclosure agreements. >> as a reporter, i was thrilled. i have said to many people on the phone this summer and other times, ndas should not be used to cover up abuse, you know, we're journalists. we believe in people being able to tell their stories. i tell people my job is to make it safe for you to tell your story. you know, a piece of paper is meant to, you know, prevent you from leaking competitor's secrets but not to cover up
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abuse in the workplace. the weinstein and miramax companies and employees are a really interesting case because some of them did know and failed to speak out but a lot of people either had no idea or, remember, weinstein and miramax executives and former executives did help us in our reporting, right. because our reporting became a way for them to finally do something after all these years. they didn't feel entirely right about what had happened. >> thank you, jodi. thank you very much. many people stranded in puerto rico after hurricane maria are frightened about their future. ahead, how acts of good will are helping those who need critical medical care. we invite you to subscribe to our cbs this morning podcast. the news of the day, extended interviews and the podcast original. on itunes or apple's podcast app. apple's itunes and apple's podcast app. you're watching "cbs this
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♪ today, mark, if you can believe it, one month since hurricane maria made landfall in puerto rico. president trump yesterday rated his administration's response to the crisis 10 out of 10. he welcomed puerto rican governor to the white house on thursday. the president gave his blessing to lawmakers to help build the new power station on the island but the situation is still dire there for many. david begno met many whose lives depend on getting out of the tarter to. >> reporter: he has als for 29 years. the body of this former tennis player has failed. around an otherwise healthy mind. it's a ventilator that keeps him alive. >> he needs electricity all times. >> reporter: the power goes out here, right, off and on?
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yeah. hurricane maria cut off access to power and water. diaz who communicates through facial movements, tells his wife he's afraid of dying if he stays here. i just spoke with a foundation in new orleans that is ready to welcome you and has a place for you. there was no mistaking his emotion. it was one of his relatives who found help through team gleason, a foundation started by former new orleans saints player and current als patient steve gleason. are you ready to go? >> he's saying no and he's saying yes. >> reporter: he's torn. that's a familiar feeling for many puerto ricans who decided to leave. there is no official count on how many have evacuated since the storm. but florida officials report more than 52,000 people have
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flown in from the island this month alone. she is keeping track of which neighbors are leaving. >> this house, this house, this house. >> reporter: her husband is battling stage 4 cancer. why do you want to leave? why? >> i love my people. >> reporter: their pleas have been heard. the american cancer society has evacuated about a dozen patients on charter planes. and is now making arrangements to do the same for him. >> it is an issue of life and death. >> reporter: dr. lillian santos overseas acs operations in puerto rico. >> the people should have a choice and the option of getting the best standard of care and if the choice is in the states, we're going to do everything to make that happen. >> reporter: carmelo diaz was
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evacuated earlier this week. and put on a plane headed for new orleans. >> in puerto rico, my husband was afraid to die. be here. i'm very happy. >> reporter: one of his first visitors at the medical center. >> how you doing? >> reporter: steve gleason. the man who helped get him here. and though neither can physically speak, the power of this moment was easily understood. for cbs this morning, i'm david begno. >> one complicating factor we're told, some medical facilities on the u.s. mainland are not accepting medicaid for seriously ill patients from puerto rico. the concern is the program, which isn't as well funded in for the rico, may not be able to reimburse them for spicy treatments. you realize there is still so much work to do. even though mr. diaz couldn't speak, you could really see his emotion. he said, i found a place for you to go.
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heartbreaking still. >> you have to realize people in need of care, need help. this is beyond just the water and electricity. those who need medical care. >> that's right. >> we do not yet know when the power will be restored. >> no. >> all right, up next, we're going to take a look at this morning's other headlines. including mockups of president trump's proposed border wall. plus,s how speaker paul ryan right here in studio 57. we're going to talk about tax cuts.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." here's a look at some of this morning's headlines.
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"the san diego union tribune" reports dum shared new video border wall prototypes in the city. he posted on twitter tuesday. all eight mockups are up. four are concrete and four use alternative material. congress has not yet approved border wall. "usa today" reports white nationalist richard spencer was shouted down. protesters greatly outnumbered his supporters yesterday. hundreds demonstrated. two people were arrested. "wall street journal" reports general motors reached a $120 million settlement over faulty ignition switches. they settled with 49 states and the district of columbia. in 2014 they recalled more than 2. of a sweat problem that cows disable safety features. the defect has affected deaths.
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the ride-hailing service is looking at an ipo next year and is trying to strengthen its position with more capital. alphabet, a company of parent company google has raised more than $1 million. mrs. trump will donate the white silk dress at a ceremony today. it will become the 27th dress in the smithsonian's first lady's collection. men's fashion company bonobos, they've got a new campaign to talk about. ahead its founder and ceo will share the mission behind the new campaign and how he thinks his company's merger with walmart could make it a popular online destination. andy dunn on a roll. we'll be right back. ?
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wildfires... today... people from santa rosa's coffey park ... orchard rhoods and the good morning. it's 7:56. i'm kenny choi. the latest on the wine country wildfires. today, people from santa rosa's coffey park, orchard park neighborhood and the journey's end mobile home park will be allowed back in those areas. those people will need some proof that they live there and will be given protective gear to wear as they sift through the rubble. ♪[ music ] >> pianos in the park is back in san jose. two grand pianos are in hellyer county park free to use. there will be free concerts tomorrow and sunday. the program runs through the weekend. raffic and weather in just a moment. istance until you can't smell the gas anymore and then call 911. the firsders will come out and they'll make it safe for you and your community.
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and this is in the south bay. we have a couple -- two lanes blocked northbound 280 past 101. the backup stretches onto 680 where we're seeing slowdowns northbound as well along 101 from hellyer avenue to san antonio. just over 40 minute rye. that's a 21-minute delay. san mateo bridge 25 minutes from 880 to 101. eastshore freeway 28 minutes from 4 to the maze. and then an additional 16 heading into san francisco. neda. hi-def doppler radar showing what's happening with the rain. it's all winding down but the six-hour loop shows it came through overnight. a lot of folks got to see some rain and cooler conditions. 90s monday through wednesday.
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♪ welcome to my house ♪ baby take control now ♪ we can't even slow down good morning to viewers in the west. it is friday, october 20, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." the senate passes a budget making way for a massive tax cut. ahead, house per spaul ryan will be here in studio 57 to talk about tax reform. plus, the minnesota neighborhood furnishing resting places for world war ii regular walking path. here is today's eye opener at 8:00 republicans in washington move closer to a massive overhaul of the federal tax code. the senate approved a four trillion dollar budget plan. >> the tax reform bill isng crafted but it could not have gone anywhere without this crucial vote. >> john kelly condemned
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congresswoman wilson for politicizing president trump's call to the widow of a fallen soldier. this started as a low-risk operation. it turned into one of the most controversial operations of the trump administration this an unspoken rule that former presidents, regardless of party, do not criticize the current office holder. >> we are at our best not when we are trying to put people down but when we try to lift everybody up! >> enough of the applause. you sound like the cabinet when donald trump walks in the room. >> house speaker paul ryan took playful shots at president trump at the al smith charity dinner in new york city. >> a lot of people asked me, you know, a guy from wisconsin, what is it like to work on a daily basis with an abrasive new yorker with a loud mouth. but you know? once you get to know him, chuck schumer is not all that bad. ♪ i'm charlie rose with gayle king -- >> wait, wait, you're who? >> charlie rose.
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>> you sure? >> i think. >> i didn't know if we were supposed to call you sir charles. >> no. >> charlie has been gone all week because he was getting a prestigious award in london. we saw him introduced. >> congratulations. >> i was humbled because of the people being honored were much more renowned an accomplished. >> no, they weren't. no, they weren't. but it was a very august group and we're glad you are back. we do not have to call you sir charles, i want to be clear? >> no, no. >> all right. charlie rose, welcome back. >> i think "your 'eminence" works. president trump is applauding for passing a blue print. the road on twitter, this now allows for the passage of a large scale tax cut that will be biggest in the country. >> the move allows to produce a tax bill without a filibuster from senate democrats. now, republicans say that's what their tax plan will cost. it still has to be reconciled
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with the house budget plan that does not increase the deficit. >> senate armed services committee members want more information about the deadly ambush of american soldiers in niger. committee chairman john mccain says he will use subpoenas if he has to. four soldiers were kill during the october 4th mission. they had been told not to expect enemy contact. the pentagon also faces questions about why one of them, sergeant la david johnson, wasn't found until two days after the mission. defense secretary james mattis strongly denies johnson was left on the battlefield, saying the u.s. military does not leave troops behind. >> white house chief of staff john kelly strongly defended his boss yesterday in an emotional statement. he slammed democratic congresswoman frederica wilson for saying president trump was insensitive to the wife of one of the soldiers killed in niger. kelly also talked at length about the death of his son, a marine lieutenant in 2010. >> typically the only phone calls a family receives are the most important phone calls they
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can imagine, and that is from their buddies. in my case, hours after my son was killed his friends were calling us from afghanistan, telling us what a great guy he was. those are the only phone calls that really matter. some presidents have elected to call. all presidents, i believe, have elected to send letters. if you elect to call a family like this, it is about the most difficult thing you could imagine. i said to him, "sir, there's nothing you can do to lighten the burden on these families." let me tell you what i tell 'em and let me tell you what my best friend, joe dunford, told me -- because he was my casualty officer. he said, "kell, he was doing exactly what he wanted to do when he was killed. he knew what he was getting into by joining that 1%, he knew what
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the possibilities were because we're at war, and when he died -- and the four cases we're talking about in niger and my son's case, when he died he was surrounded by the best men on this earth, his friends. that's what the president tried to say to four families the other day. it stuns me that a member of congress would have listened in on that conversation, absolutely stuns me. i thought at least that was sacred. you know, as a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country. i appeal to america that let's not let this maybe last thing that is held sacred in our society, a young man, young woman going out and giving his or her life for our country, let's try to somehow keep that sacred. >> wow. kelly said when his son was
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killed then-president obama did not call him, but he said it was not meant to be a criticism. congresswoman wilson says she stands by her story. >> i have never seen a news conference like that. when you watched him yesterday, the graphic detail he gave about what happens when a body return home was so touching and so raw and so emotional, and you could physically feel his pain watching through the tv screen. you see the words that he said. i think president trump was trying to say that but it just didn't come out the way kelly said it. >> i thought it was important context he provided. >> me too. >> i'm glad he came and spoke. >> me too. >> he doesn't like to talk publicly about his son for that reason, can we please keep it sacred. he talked about the selfless sacrifice of those in the military. we still have many in harm's way and to remember that. i thought it was really important context. >> i do too. >> it brings me back to london, because i spoke after eric crieden, who was a navy seal, and he talked about war. the thing that comes through
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when you talk to soldiers from the battlefield, the people they care the most about -- and they're fighting with their colleagues, the people, men and women they're serving with, those are the people. when he said the call from those is what is most warming and necessary. >> even when he took questions -- >> to the parents. >> he wanted to speak with people who knew the gold star family experience. it was touching yesterday. you're right, norah, the context was know supportive. >> in "make your bed every day, write i love that book, he talked about his own inadequacy in making the call to people. he talked in the book about general kelly being good at making the call because he knew the sacrifice personally. it is hard for anybody to convey that you understand and feel unless you have gone through that same thing, and general kelly has been through that. >> and the president evidently said what general kelly told him he might say. >> his words weren't deliberate, but it put it in context for us all. house speaker paul ryan predict his colleagues will pass the sweeping tax plan by early
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november. ahead in our series we call "issues that matter," paul ryan will join us at the table to discuss how realistic that goal really is. plus, whether taxes could go up for some middle class
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wal-mart paid more than $300 million to add the bone observe os men's wear line to its line-up. the founder and ceo is in the green room. ahead, the decision behind his merge with wal-mart and how it could help the retail giant fight amazon. you are watching "cbs this morning." ♪
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wind farm. amazon has launched 18 wind and solar farms across the country. >> he looks so powerful. >> he knows how to smash a bottle with a hand hat on. the remains of haley's comet will be visible anywhere on earth. it peaks tonight and tomorrow night. you can see as many as 20 orionorion orionids an hour. the magazine says she just wasn't into it. look at that face. she's like no thanks. the black lab showed signs she was not interested in detecting odors after a few weeks of training. she was dropped from the program. but there is a happy ending here because lulu's handler will adopt her. >> a black lab will do it every
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time. president trump says his tax plan will create more jobs. a san lorenzo man has died... after a thief ran him over, with his own pickup. police say the victim left his pickup as it warmed up good morning. i'm anne makovec. a san lorenzo man has died after a thief ran him over with his own pickup. police say the victim left the pickup as it warmed up yesterday morning and returned to see somebody getting into the driver's seat. he tried to stop the thief but was hit. police still searching for the suspect and the vehicle. a swearing-in ceremony this afternoon in oakland for the new fire chief. darrin white was serving as interim chief. he has been with the city's fire department for two decades. raffic and weather in just a moment. dream. that had a we came together to feed the world's children. we came together to protect them, and in this dangerous world we have to keep
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good morning. 8:27. we continue to track delays for drivers crossing the san mateo bridge. we have an accident right at the high-rise if you are heading westbound. you can see heavy traffic approaching the camera here on the left side of your screen. this is what the backup looks like over at the toll plaza. it's about 26 minutes as you make your way from 880 to 101. you can see it looks like chp over in the center divide, as well. it's a slow commute for drivers heading along 880. this is just south of 238. we have two separate crashes right at that interchange there. that's keeping things heavy and 880 heading through oakland, this is right near the coliseum, traffic on the right side of your screen there
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heading northbound, 41 minutes from 238 to the maze. from the maze into san francisco, it's an additional 15 minutes. let's check in with neda on the forecast. >> hi-def doppler lit up overnight and now not so much. but we are seeing the cloud cover the remnants. storm system. look how it moves through. it did bring a good amount of rain to all the north bay hills up to three-quarters inch of rain for many areas. santa rosa got a good helping and now we are seeing cooler conditions and those clouds look really pretty out there. total rainfall for san francisco is at three-tenths. mill valley 4/10ths as well as pacifica, the mount diablo peak saw .7." temperatures in the mid-50s for concord, oakland. warmer next week. 90s monday through wednesday.
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♪ ♪ i don't think i've seen this many new york liberals, this many wall street ceos in one room since my last visit to the white house. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." conversation's already started because no one was safe from house speaker paul ryan's jokes last night. he delivered the keynote address at the alfred smith dinner last night. he took pokes at both sides of the aisle. >> wisconsin is a fantastic place to visit in the fall. looking back, somebody should have told hillary clinton that fact. every morning i wake up in my office and scroll twitter to see which tweets i will have to pretend i did not see later on.
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>> that played very well in the room. the annual fundraiser brings religious and political leaders together to raise money for catholic charities. >> house speaker paul ryan joins us. he is part of our ongoing series, issues that matter. we are looking at tax reform. the senate cleared the way by narrowly approving a $4 trillion budget. good morning. >> good morning. good to be with you. the senate was perfect yesterday. >> this budget vote. >> and that gets us on track for being able to do what we call reconciliation, which is our ability to actually pass tax reform. our plans are in place. the train is on the tracks and we are rolling down the track. the whole point of getting tax reform done, increase people's paychecks, higher wages, faster economic growth which gets us a healthier economy and more jobs. that's what we're excited about and pleased that the senate did the heavy lifting on the first stage. >> are you going to make the case it is not a tax cut for the wealthy? >> that's why we're introducing
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the fourth bracket so high-income earners do not see a rate cut and that goes to the middle class. about half of the people in this country live paycheck-to-pay check and giving them a brait break on their taxes and giving them some relief, and carving out loopholes that benefit the high income people, the well-connected businesses. but plugging though loopholes you make it fairer and simpler for everybody. we think it is important for the businesses. bring money back from overseas, make the tax rates kpelttive with the rest of the world so you have incentive to stay in america and make things in america. that's the focus of the tax reform. >> the president said that this income tax plan will not benefit his family. he says, believe me, it will now. how can we believe him, mr. speaker, if we can't see the tax reform? >> i don't know the answer to your question, gayle. i don't know how his businesses are exactly structured. >> do you think it is fair then? >> i think what he is going at -- the president is the one who has been very insistent we
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reintroduce what we call the fourth bracket, meaning we don't lower taxes for high-income individuals. that i think is what he is talking about. so that all that revenue goes to the middle class tax cut, that's what i think the president is talking about. >> so then could you give us the details on what those four tax brackets will be? >> yeah, i can give you three of the four details. so it is the 12% bracket, which means people who are currently in the 10% bracket that goes to zero. people in the 15% bracket, that goes down to 12. then we would have a 25% bracket and a 35% bracket. the fourth bracket that the president and others are talking about that we're going to do, we are working on those numbers now that we have a budget resolution from the senate, we want to make sure we get a final budget resolution between the house and senate. once we get that budget resolution, that tells us how our numbers will work. then we will introduce the bill which will have that fourth bracket designed to make sure we don't have a big drop in income tax rates for high-income people. their bracket is 39.6 right now and then we have a middle class tax cut. >> go ahead. >> i was going to say, one of
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the things that the president's plan does is would eliminate what is called the federal property tax deduction for state and local taxes. our crew here -- many of them live -- >> we've been asking. >> many live in new jersey. >> yeah. >> so since you can't deduct what your state and local, that would in new jersey, for instance, people living in new jersey, that would add about $3,500 for every family. that's a huge -- when you talk about people living paycheck-to-paycheck, that's not a middle class tax cut. >> that's what we're working on now. >> and you have congressman -- >> let me address this. >> you have congressman going home -- >> i don't want to get off the point. >>. here the is deal. this will be design to lower tax rates for people in the middle, not on the high end. let's take it in perspective. you double the standard deduction, that's that many more people that don't have to itemize their deduction. you lower tax rates, that means less of their income is tax in the first place. you increase the per child tax credit, get rid of the tax penalty, all of those things benefit everybody in the middle
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class. on the point you just mentioned, norah, this is what the ways and means committee is looking at, is how do we make sure middle income taxpayers in new jersey, new york, wisconsin, wherever, make sure that they actually benefit in the net on this thing, that they benefit. so the goal here is look at it in its totality. we want to make sure even people in these states that you mention that have discrete issues, they too benefit, but that those benefits don't go to people who are really high income earners. >> but gary coleman said -- >> so we don't have a big tax rate drop for the wealthy folks in whatever state, so that the focus goes on the middle class. >> but, mr. speaker, gary cohen said that he can't guarantee the middle class won't see tax cuts go up. can you make that guarantee? he said he cannot make the guarantee. >> when we get the numbers which will be finalized in a matter of days, we will be able to put the bill out. the whole purpose, gayle, is not to be raising -- if it was a tax increase on middle income taxpayers, we wouldn't do it. it is about lowering people's
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taxes in the middle class, simplifying the tax system and growing this economy. >> why can't you make the guarantee then? gary cohen says he can't make it. >> i don't know why he says that because it is about lowering people's tax else. >> all right. >> can you convince senator corker it is not going to do damage to the deficit? >> absolutely. bob and i have had good conversations about this. >> you got him when? >> bob voted for the budget yesterday, i'm sure he did. >> but the tax reform -- >> that budget yesterday is for the senate's perspective, that paved the entire way -- >> for this. >> there's two things we're going to do here. when you take away a carve out in the loophole, that broadens the tax base. that means more income is subject to taxation. guess who benefits from carve outs from loop holes, wealthy and well-connect. you get rid of those loopholes you lower rates and it is fairer for everybody. also, what we learned is when you lower tax rates, when you help people living paycheck-to-paycheck, when you put american businesses on a level playing field with forgn competition, you get faster economic growth, more jobs, you
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get more tax revenues, and those two things -- get rid of loopholes, faster economic growth, gives us better revenues and more growth so we don't have a deficit problem. look, we're republicans. we are sensitive to the deficit. two things you need to do. spending and economic growth. this is our economic growth plan to give us faster revenues and faster growth, and obviously the spending is something we're always going to be having to work on. >> two things. one with respect to bringing money back home from overseas. >> yeah. >> how are you going to structure that so that, in fact, that money that comes back will be used in a constructive way in terms of creating jobs, in terms of investment by corporations, in terms of producing a growth economy? >> yes, so we call it repatriation. i don't know how detailed you want me to get because it can get boring. let's say it three trillion dollars -- no one knows this number but we estimate. there are about $3 trillion of profits overseas right now that don't come back in the country because of our screwy tax laws.
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we will at a lower tax rate deem all of that money repatriated so it does come back, and then from there on ever we will adopt the system everybody else in the world has, which is if you make money overseas bring it home without a big penalty. we anticipation hundreds of billions of dollars at the start to come back into the country to go back into investments. i think best way to look at this is national association of manufacturers did a big sur vea of members. these are the big manufacturers in america. two-thirds say they will invest in plant and equipment and factories, in wages and salaries of their workers with the actual money they're going to get from this kind of tax reform. >> you joked last night about the president and his tweets. can you characterize how the relationship is right now between president trump, the leaders, republican leaders of the house -- you -- and the senate, mcconnell. >> good. >> is it all good? everything that's been said about you and mitch mcconnell, it is all sort of -- that's the past, we're going to get
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together? >> yes, exactly. you know why? because we have a shared common agenda. there's a lot of noise out there, a lot of his tear ya' ys >> what about steve bannon. >> he's not in government anymore. >> he's launching a campaign against the establishment. >> and he is coming after you. >> i don't care -- you know what i care about? i care about getting things done, making progress on issues that improve people's lives. so honestly why worry about things outside of your control? don't. worry about things that you can control. how do we grow this economy? how do we help families living paycheck-to-pay check? how do we build the country's resiliency and strength and get the economy healthier? that's what we're focused on. >> you played well in the room last night. you took jabs at everyone including the president. >> i'm equal opportunity. >> most people think the president has a thin skin when it comes to joke. are you worried today? >> no, actually -- >> did you run it by him? >> i would say two years ago
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before i knew him, we know each other so well -- we actually jab each other on the phone now. once he gets to know a person and who they are and how they tick and has a personal relationship, it is a totally different story. >> i want to ask you, president george w. bush spoke yesterday and said bigotry seems to be emboldened. >> yes, i didn't hear his teach, but i think identity politics have got eastbound oten out of this country. i think it is dangerous for our country. what it does is seeks to exploit fear, it seeks to exploit ig nornlig norn ignorance. that is how you disunify a culture and society and country. there are people that for some reason believe it is not immoral -- it is -- and there are some people that believe identity politics is the way to win an election. >> i assume you're not talking about white supremacies. >> that's even worse than identity politics. that's a severe, awful, dark
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form of identity politics, but the point i'm trying to say is as -- look, i am a conservative. there are liberals. last night, that's one thing, we all want to help our country and help people and unify and we have different ideas and principals on how to achieve that goal. when you practice identity politics you are trying to divide people for gain. you are trying to divide the country. you are trying to divide citizens against one another for some political gain. that is a political tactic that unfortunately has been tried over and over again, much more lately, and i think it is wrong and it comes from our side and the left. >> george bush was speaking to something even broader than that. he seemed to be talking about the president of the united states without mentioning him. >> and obama -- >> i have no clue. >> here is "the new york times." >> i don't typically read "the new york times." >> really? >> yeah. >> tell me what you think the country needs to do to -- beyond identity politics, to somehow get at what is -- everybody thinks our politics are troubled. >> yeah.
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>> that there is a -- >> we actually talked about this a little bit last night, cardinal dolan and i have been speaking about this a lot together. he is an old friend of mine, used to be our bishop in milwaukee. i think we need to revive community groups and get people to reintegrate with people in our communities. gayle, you and i talked about it before, which is especially when you are talking about poverty, which is related but not the core here, and the point i mean when i say that is people have gone into their enclaves in america and build up walls. read bob putnam's books, you know, that is a dark and dangerous trend in this country. we have to figure outweighs wa breaking down these barriers and reintegrating our societies. a number of ways to do that is more economic growth and more opportunity, we have to focus from getting people from welfare to work, but we have to focus on reintegrating our communities and getting civil society revitalized. >> what you are saying is true, but many problems feel that the president is dividing us. that's the problem.
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i think that's what president bush, even if you didn't hear the speech you have heard the conversation. >> sure, sure. >> between president bush and both president obama, both seem to be saying -- >> the point is why don't you talk to the president about this? >> yes. >> okay. point taken. >> thank you. >> mr. speaker, thank you for joining us to talk about tax reform. >> aren't you glad you came? >> yes, great conversation about tax reform. >> we did talk about it for ten minutes. we extended it. thank you so much. a community is honoring a world war ii veteran by setting out chairs for him on his walks. ahead, how he is inspiring his neighbors in return. this is a heart
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insp inspiration is found in the most unlikely places. he walked around the neighborhood every day. he gets a little help from his friends. vladimir duthiers shows how his neighbors help keep him moving. >> even though he's not as fast as he used to be, that's just fine for harvey djerf.
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he's been walking this neighborhood for over 65 years. his neighborhoods have taken a notice. dotting along his mile-long route is chair after chair after chair. >> as i got older i stop and rest more often and the neighbors have noticed harvey is stopping and taking a breath. so they've been putting out different chairs and inviting me to sit and take a rest. hey, alex, how are you in. >> good. >> reporter: he's a bit of a celebrity in plymouth, minnesota, four miles outside of minneapolis. does harvey get a hug? that's number eight. it's a wonderful experience, a social experience. i get to know the neighbors. they get to know me. at 95, life has a way of slowing down, but for harvey, his walks and his rests are a chance to keep the pace city. >> my wife said years ago i'm
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antsy, i can't sit still. >> reporter: these days harvey is on his own. his wife pat of 69 years suffered a stroke this past summer and is recoveringing at a local facility. it's the walking that keeps harvey going. and it's the connection with his neighbors that might just motivate them. >> they say when they see harvey go by twice a day, they figure out they should get out and walk themselves. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," vladimir duthiers. >> big thank-you to our station in minneapolis helping harvey share his story. >> ain't that america. >> that's right. >> you're watchin
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my name is cynthia haynes and i am a senior public safety specialist for pg&e. my job is to help educate our first responders on how to deal with natural gas and electric emergencies. everyday when we go to work we want everyone to work safely and come home safely. i live right here in auburn, i absolutely love this community. once i moved here i didn't want to live anywhere else. i love that people in this community are willing to come together to make a difference for other people's lives. together, we're building a better california.
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totalled one- billion dollars... and climbing. the destruction includes more thousand homes. good morning. i'm anne makovec. data from insurance claims that damage from the north bay wildfires has told talked $1 billion and climbing. the destruction includes more than 5,000 homes. right now, in the santa cruz mountains, crews are fighting the bear fire which has burned at least 320-acre and is 40% contained. 7 firefighters were injured. this afternoon a court hearing is scheduled for the man accused in a hit-and-run that left a san francisco police officer critically injured. officer elia lewin-tankel was riding a book on patrol on turk street wednesday when an suv driver hit him. your local traffic and weather coming up next.
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good morning. mass transit delays due to train traffic. we are seeing delays on the capitol corridor out of suisun and fairfield. train number 5, 15 minutes late. ship traffic out of alameda and oakland to san francisco ferry building we are seeing 10- minute delays on the ferries. heads up on highway 13. an accident blocking one lane, 11 minutes from 580 up to highway 24. 580 is about 27 minutes. and here's 880 as you make your
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way past the coliseum there. northbound direction on the right side of your screen, 40 minutes. that's a 25-minute delay from 238 on up towards the maze. we are still seeing those slowdowns on the eastshore freeway. bay bridge toll plaza, out of the red, back in the yellow. check out this storm system that came through, certainly brought action overnight and now it's winding down. but we saw places like san francisco, san jose, at least a quarter inch of rain so hey, we'll take it. here's our vaca camera looking really nice out there with those clouds. the remnants of the storm. as far as rain totals go for some of the burn areas, st. helena up to three-quarters inch. santa rosa 7/10ths. right now temperatures are in the upper 50s for concord, upper 40s for santa rosa. 90s monday through wednesday.
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