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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, february 23rd, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." president trump makes a push to arm teachers. >> instead of advertising this school has no guns, we are gun-free, you let the people know the opposite. nobody's going to attack that school. plus, 32 new charges are filed against the president's former campaign aides paul manafort and rick gates. and talk about being in the right place at the right time. a police officer makes a life-saving catch.
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. there was an armed sheriff's deputy on duty at the florida high school where 17 people were shot to death last week. he never went inside and he never engaged the shooter. in washington, president trump wants to train teachers to carry firearms and he has proposed raising the minimum age to buying an assault rifle. john schiumo is here in new york with the details. good morning, john. good morning, anne-marie. law enforcement officers in florida are vugling to reconcile the fact that one of their trained first responders failed to stop the bloodshed. the broward county sheriff said it made him sick to his stomach to see a new surveillance video showing an armed officer at the florida parkland school shooting stand by and do nothing.
>> what i saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of building 12 take up a position, and he never went in. >> reporter: that deputy, scott peterson, resigned yesterday after being suspended without pay. this revelation comes on the second day in a row president trump called for teachers and other school personnel to be armed. he said, they should even get paid extra to carry a gun. >> nobody's going to attack that school, believe me. because they're cowards. they don't want to be shot at. >> reporter: that stance was echoed by the head of the nra at this week's national political conference. >> our nfl games, our office buildings, our movie stars, our politicians, they're all more protected than our children at school. does that make any sense? >> reporter: president trump who will speak today at the same cpac event broke slightly from
the nra yesterday, tweeting in part, i will be strongly pushing comprehensive background checks with an emphasis on mental health, raise the age to 21, and end sale of bump stocks. anne-marie, the broward county sheriff's office placed two other deputies on restricted duty. it's looking into whether they properly handled two telephone tips the last two years, warning the suspect might commit a school shooting. anne-marie? >> john schiumo here in new york. thank you so much, john. president trump says he believes the nra will go along with his proposal to raise the age for purchasing an assault rifle, but the nra didn't appear to be in an agreeable mood. as we reported, nra chief wayne lapierre made his first public comments yesterday since the florida shooting. he accused gun control advocates of exploiting the gun control act, particularly the democrats. >> chris murphy, nancy pelosi,
and more, cheered on by the national media, blaming the nra, and called for even more government control. they hate the nra. they hate the second amendment. they hate individual freedom. >> on twitter president trump called nra leaders great people and great american patriots. well, ahead on "cbs this morning," cbs news contributor and psychologist lisa damour weighs in on what the mental health system can and cannot do to prevent gun violence. former trump campaign chair man paul manafort is denying new allegations that brought in an indictment. it accuses them of tax evasion and bank fraud. a spokesman for manafort says he's innocent and confident he will be acquitted. manafort and gates already face charges relating to their work with the ukraine. the charges do not appear to be
directly related to the muller investigation on russian interference with the election. eric geithner says an indictment brought against him is disappointing. it alleges he blackmailed a woman he was having an affair with with a compromising photo. he admits to having the affair before he was elected and he insists he committed no crime. his lawyers have filed a motion to dismiss that indictment. the justice department announced a new initiative charging financial fraud against the elderly. older americans lose about $3 billion a year to mass mailing and telemarketing schemes. laura podesta has our report. >> she felt humiliated and she literally lost everything. she died with $69 in her bank account. >> reporter: elder fraud drove her grandmother to suicide. on thursday attorney general jeff sessions announced a major
federal crackdown. >> the rise of new technologies have made it easier for criminals to coordinate their efforts and perpetrate their efforts and perpetrate their crimes. >> reporter: sessions and other officials unveiled what they're calling one of the largest elder care enforcement actions in the nation's history. more than 200 defendants are now charged in bogus sweepstakes and technology schemes accused of defrauding seniors and their life savings. >> you can be a target, but you don't have to be a victim. >> reporter: officials emphasize consumer education is the best education from these schemes. they also suggest families watch out for suspicious mail. >> it's hard to imagine for anyone that a loved one could commit suicide, but my grandmother did because these individuals preyed on her and on her good heart. >> reporter: families are being urged to contact the fbi, the federal trade commission, or the state attorney general if they
have any questions or concerns. laura podesta, cbs news, new york. this morning the central and southern u.s. is in the middle of a multi-day rain and flooding event. the flooding is getting worse in indiana, michigan, and illinois. in northern indiana several horses and other animals had to be rescued. dozens of homes are surrounded by high water. in wichita, a driver had to be rescued from a vehicle submerged in the arkansas river. the heavy yaeft rain over the next few days is expected in arkansas. flood warnings are posted from texas to indiana. well, coming up on the "morning news" now, calling out misconduct. how the nba is helping workers report problems in the workplace. and terror scare. a suspicious letter is sent to prince harry and meghan markle. this is the "cbs morning news." ter is sent to prince harry and meghan markle. this is the "cbs morning news." . then i realized something was missing... me. my symptoms were keeping me from being there. so, i talked to my doctor and learned humira is for people
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on the "cbs moneywatch," the nra loses some credit, and the next phase in the fight over net neutrality. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. well, the federal reserve issues its semiannual monetary policy report to congress today. minutes from the latest fed meeting indicated policy makers were confident. here on wall street the dow gained 164 point, the s&p 500 edged up 2 and the nasdaq lost 3 points. there's a possible pushback against the national rifle association. it said it will stop producing the nra's visa card. national said this is in response to customer feedback. meantime japanese airbag maker ta ka ha has agreed to a
deal stemming from its faulty airbags. at least 22 people have died because of the faulty airbag inflaters. the deal covers 44 states and the district of columbia, but the states won't get much of the money. they've agreed not to collect the settlement so victims will receive larger settlements. takata filed for bankruptcy protection in june. the fcc took another step toward the repeal of net neutrality. that's the principle that internet providers should be equal. in december the fcc voted to repeal obama era net neutrality rules. yesterday the agency formally published the rules it imposed to take the place of older rules. that opens the door for opponents to file new lawsuits. critics have about two months to try to prevent the rules from going into effect. now, ups said it will start using electric delivery trucks. they cost the same as conventional diesel or gas-fueled ones. the shipping giant has been developing the truck with an ohio-based truck maker for four years.
the electric trucks are usually more expensive because of battery costs. ups said it will start deploying 50 of the vehicles by the end of this year. anne-marie. >> diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much, diane. >> thank you. well, still to come, winning moments at the olympics. a look back at the memorable images from the winter games from the knitting snowboard coach to the red, white, and blue sports bras. knitting snowboard coach to the red, white, and blue sports bras. lyrics: things'll get brighter. lyrics: ooh-oo child lyrics: thing's are gonna get easier. lyrics: ooh-oo child, lyrics: things'll get brighter.
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15-year-old alina zagitova took home an award. in the overall count, norway and germany are tied on top with 13 gold medals for each country. canada has won 10, the u.s., 8, and canada, 7. president trump's daughter ivanka arrived in south korea this morning. she'll lead in sunday's olympic closing ceremonies. she said the u.s. delegation is looking to reaffirm its commitment with south korea. meanwhile there have been many olympic moments in the south korean games. dana jacobson is in south korea with a look back. good morning, dana. >> good morning, anne-marie. from the opening ceremonies to the u.s. women's hockey team winning gold, there have been plenty of iconic images at this game, but an image doesn't have to be iconic for it to go viral, and some of those may be the ones we treasure most. from unique modes of transportation shown off by the swiss to brazen team uniforms
courtesy of norway, the olympics have had their fair share of viral images. messages to movie nods. a storybook moment. even something to keep you warm. >> don't be shy. come closer. >> reporter: the team from finland brought back the knitting needles first seen in sochi so they could wind down. >> when i see him knitting, i laugh at himself. aim not thinking about my run much. >> i don't mind being laughed at. >> reporter: from laughter to cheer, the north koreans get a nod for olympic cheerleading but it's one of america's own personal squads which stands above the rest. this red, white, and blue trio belongs to luge r chris. >> luge is a crazy sport. >> reporter: their patriotic sports bras are an olympic throwback despite the sub freezing temps on the luge
course. >> when the sisters told me they did it in vancouver and asked if i wanted to do it here, i thought, yeah, of course. that sounds awesome. i'm disrobing at the game and thinking, you guys are nuts. >> taking off our jackets i was like, this is bad idea and then the adrenalin kicked in, yeah, i'm pumped. >> reporter: the first u.s. man to win the olympic medal in the singles luge. but as for a snapshot image of the games, he may have to share that with his patriotic crew. social images are not tonal things helping us remember the winter olympics. it's like #garlic girls and #shibsibs. they said they've had that name for a long time but when it was trending, it was pretty cool. anne-marie, back to you. >> that's pretty cool. nomt being at the olympics and getting all of those medals and stuff, but getting your hashtag to trend.
that's hard to do. thanks a lot. coming up on the "cbs this morning," we'll talk with caitlyn smith, a nashville songwriter about making it as a singer and heading out on her first solo tour. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." our top stories this before you and your rheumatologist move to another treatment, ask if xeljanz xr is right for you. xeljanz xr is a once-daily pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. it can reduce pain, swelling and further joint damage, even without methotrexate. xeljanz xr can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections, lymphoma and other cancers have happened. don't start xeljanz xr if you have an infection. tears in the stomach or intestines, low blood cell counts and higher liver tests and cholesterol levels have happened. your doctor should perform blood tests before you start and while taking xeljanz xr, and monitor certain liver tests. tell your doctor if you were in a region where fungal infections are common and if you have had tb,
our top stories this morning, former aide paul manafort denies allegations in a new indictment brought by special counsel robert mueller. manafort and his business associate rick gates are accused of tax evasion and bank fraud. manafort says he's innocent. and there was an armed officer on duty at the florida school where 17 people were killed last week, but he never went inside and he never engaged the gunman. the officer resigned. president trump said he would endorse increasing the age to buy an assault rifle to 21 and strengthen background checks.
nikki battiste reports from colorado where teachers are already armed in schools. >> reporter: carl donaldson is a science teacher at this rural colorado high school. he's been carrying a 9 millimeter gun in his classroom for a year. where is your firearm? >> can i show it to you? >> yes, please. in your cowboy boots. >> that's why i wear boots. >> is it loaded? >> there's nothing in the chamber. the school doesn't allow you to put bullets in the chamber. >> reporter: donaldson volunteered to be armed, making him about one of 100 armed staff in schools across colorado. >> would it be more effective to have a loaded gun? >> yes. that's a concern, especially if they come after me. >> reporter: teachers are required to go through training. >> there's a really good chance if you were to have an active shooter it would be one of your
current or former students. are you ready to shoot them or possibly kill one of them? >> if someone points a gun at me or one of my students, yes. i'm not going to hesitate. >> reporter: we sat down with a few other teachers here during a lunch break having the same discussion. >> i had really mixed feelings when they first came up with it. i was like, yes, we do need help, but i'm not a huge gun person either. so i had the mixed feelings. >> reporter: despite these warning signs in front of the school, parents, students, and staff are not told who is around. >> all these conversations going on across the country. a lot of people would say this is a terrible idea. >> yeah. and that's their opinion and i respect it. but i think our community wants our students protected. >> reporter: colorado law prohibits firearms in schools but a loophole lets schools choose to let staff carry.
coming up on "cbs this morning," an update on the 13 california siblings allegedly tortured and starved by their parents. we'll show you how they're moving on with their lives. ulta talking about products sold as new and a worker who said she was pressured to clean and sell products. and we'll talk with nashville's hot evidence songwriter and heading out on her first solo tour. that's the cbs news for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
it's friday, we made it, yay! i'm michelle griego. >> i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi who is on paternity leave. it is 4:30 on a friday. we're all feeling that vibe. >> kenny is awake right now because he is writing on instagram and all that stuff. >> he has a newborn so he will be awake for the next five years. >> i'm proud of him though for that. he is actually, you know, getting up. >> yeah. >> that's our kenny. >> good morning, kenny and to everyone watching right now. we are going to talk about some clear skies out there and it's cold. oh, it's going to be chilly today. clear skies are allowing the cold air to stay here and we don't have wind allowing for warming until later on when the sun comes up but we'll see the sun later. so near freezing conditions this morning and slightly warmer weekend in store for us. good morning. happy friday. we are tracking