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good morning to our viewers in the west. it's friday, february 23rd, 2018. welcome to cbs this morning. the deputy sheriff assigned to stoneman douglas high never tried to stop last week's deadly school shooting. the startling news follows president trump embracing the idea of arming teachers. we'll meet one colorado teacher who already carries a gun to class. >> for the first time, we're hearing about the recovery of the 13 california siblings allegedly held captive by their parents for years. lawyers say the adult children are learning about everything from i pads to toothbrushes. >> a former employee at ulta beauty claims they repackaged
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returned products and put them on school shelves as though they were new. how the company is responding to stunning allegations. plus, the attorney general cracks down on scammers targeting senior citizens with promises of cash, valuable prizes and good fortune. families share their stories of loss in hope of helping others protect their loved ones. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> what i saw was a deputy take up a position and he never went in. >> a being shocking revelation from the florida massacre. >> they didn't react properly under pressure or they were cowards. >> president trump says he wants to get some type of action on guns. >> but the president also emphasized his support for the national rifle association. >> we need to let people know, you come into our schools, you're going to be dead. >> the indictment against paul
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manafort and his business partner rick gates. >> robert mueller has added tax evasion and bank fraud charges. >> i'm shocked and saddened quite honestly. >> the governor eric greitens was indicted on a felony charge of invasion of privacy. >> he's innocent. >> historic flooding in the midwest is about to get even worse. rivers are about to rise with more rain falling. >> all that. >> westbrook for the win, got it. the dagger. >> and all that matters. >> i answer in your voice. >> pretty big dade fy for tiffa haddish. >> you are so, so, so good. >> you told me that before in a dream. >> it's true. >> on cbs this morning. >> the canadian prime minister justin trudeau is giving a lesson in how not to conduct international diplomacy. >> one of india's most popular politicians tweeted we indians don't dress like this every day,
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sir. not even in bollywood. >> if this is what he does in india, i can't wait for the like, it's me. >> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota. let's go places. >> something tells me justin trudeau's going to hear jokes for a little bit longer on his tour. norah o'donnell's off but we're in good hand because bianna golodryga is with us. >> happy to be here. >> we like having you at the table. the deputy sheriff assigned to protect marjory stoneman douglas high school is out of a job, accused of failing to do his duty during last week's massacre. >> the broward county sheriff says deputy scott peterson should have, quote, killed the killer, instead, he never went inside the school building during the gunfire that left 17 people dead. >> the sheriff's news conference followed yesterday's funeral for aaron feis, the football coach and security guard who ran
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toward danger to protect students. manual bojorquez is outside douglas high school in parkland florida. manuel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. he has been assigned to the high school for at least the last eight years. according to sheriff department record, twice he received information about disturbing behavior involving the suspect nikolas cruz. but officials say his suspension and resignation are a result of what happened during the shooting. >> devastated. sick to my stomach. >> reporter: broward county sheriff scott israel said thursday as shooting unfolded inside stoneman douglas high school, deputy scott peterson stayed outside. >> when we in law enforcement arrive at an active shooter, we go in and address the target. and that's what should have been done. >> reporter: police say suspect nico luz cruz shot into four
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classrooms. he took the stairs to the second floor on the west side of the building and shot a victim in another classroom. he left behind his ar-15 in the east stair well. according to police, during shooting, deputy peterson stayed outside of building 12 on the west side for about four minutes. the shooting lasted about six. >> i'm scott peterson -- >> reporter: according to broward county sheriff records, in february 2016, information was allegedly forwarded to peterson that cruz planned to shoot up the school. it's unclear what was done with the information. >> since 2008, the broward sheriff's office was involved in 23 type calls involving the killer in some way, shape or form or his brother. >> reporter: in a november 911 call obtained by fox affiliate wflx, a family friend claims cruz pointed a shotgun at her. >> he put the gun on the head of his brother before. so it's not the first time. and he did that to his mom. >> i'm pissed.
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>> reporter: one day after speaking at the white house, andrew pollock hosted around 200 people at his home in coral springs, florida, to remember his daughter, meadow pollock, who was killed in the shooting. her friends expressed anger and frustration at the news about deputy peterson. >> he could have saved my best friend. all those other heroes who stepped up. >> reporter: the broward county sheriff's office says two other deputies are also under review for how they handled information about the suspect before the shooting. we reached out to scott peterson for comment but have not heard back. the sheriff says even though peterson has resigned, the investigation into his actions will continue. >> manuel, thanks. president trump is speaking at the annual cpac meeting of conservatives this morning after saying schools need to protect themselves from violence. >> a gun-free zone to a killer or somebody that wants to be a
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killer, that's like a going in for the ice cream. >> the president endorsed letting trained teachers carry weapons when he met with state and local officials yesterday. that idea has people split along party lines according to a cbs news poll out this morning. 44% of americans favor teachers carrying guns. 50% are opposed. the polls finds 65% support stricter laws on gun sales. that's the highest number ever recorded in our poll, up eight points since december. julianna goldman is at the white house. julianna, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president just indicated he's open to measures opposed by the powerful gun lobby, but he's still most forcefully and enthusiastically backing a proposal that was pushed by the nra in the wake of the newtown massacre, arming trained teachers. >> we have to harden our schools, not soften them up. >> reporter: president trump doubled down on an nra-backed
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proposal he first mentioned wednesday in an emotional meeting with survivors of the parkland school shooting. arming staff in schools. >> you come into our schools, you're going to be dead, and it's going to be fast. >> reporter: teachers who agree to carry a weapon would get training and financial incentive. >> you give them a little bonus. >> reporter: most of the state and local officials at the meeting did not object but the president didn't provide a price tag or propose how school distri districts with limited resources would fund it. there are over 3 million public school teachers nationwide and 400,000 in private schools. arming 20% of them, as mr. trump suggested thursday, would mean more than 700,000 people with guns in schools. >> this does not pass any commonsense test whatsoever. >> reporter: the national education association said more guns in the school is not the solution. >> the problem is that very dangerous people have very easy access to very dangerous
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weapons. >> reporter: but even with the president actively pushing the proposal to train and arm teachers, today he lashed out at scott peterson, the one school officer who had a gun at last week's shooting and didn't use it. >> for five minutes, that was during the entire shooting, he heard it right at the beginning, so he certainly did a poor job, but that's the case where somebody was outside, they're trained, they didn't react properly under pressure or they were cowards. >> reporter: and i just asked the president where there is daylight between him and the nra right now. he didn't mention raising the age limit for people to buy some rifles and didn't detail how tough he wants to make background checks. he said he's been talking to the nra. they're patriots and they want to do the right thing. >> julianna, thank you so much. several missouri lawmakers are now calling on the state's government to resign this
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morning, following a felony indictment. eric greitens is charged with invasion of privacy for allegedly taking and transmitting a nude photo of his mistress. our affiliate first broke that story in january. jericka duncan is following the investigation. jericka, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it started with an audio recording, first obtained by kmov, in which greitens' mistress claimed the governor threatened to share that photo if she talked about their encounter. the governor admits to a consensual affair that happened before he was elected but denied attempted blackmail. >> there's nothing to investigate. >> reporter: missouri governor eric greitens had reportedly denied criminal wrongdoingness relationship with his former hair dresser. but on thursday, a grand jury indictment charged him with felony invasion of privacy. the indictment states that on march 21st, 2015, greitens photographed an unnamed woman in a state of full or partial
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nudity without her knowledge or consent. it alleges greitens transmitted% the image in a manner that allowed access to that image via a computer. cbs legal analyst rikki klieman. >> the taking of the photo alone is a misdemeanor. where it goes up to a felony is if you disseminate that photo. >> reporter: greitens reportedly dodged questions whether he took the photo. appear to show the woman detailing her alleged encounter with the governor. >> taped my hands to these rings and then put a blindfold on me. he stepped back. i saw a flash through the blindfold and he said you're never going to mention my name, otherwise there will be pictures of me everywhere. >> eric is absolutely innocent of these charges. >> reporter: on thursday, greitens attorney, ed dowd, called the charges baseless and unfounded. and in a statement, the governor said i made a personal mistake
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before i was governor. i did not commit a crime. i look forward to the legal remedies to reverse this action. shortly after his arrest, attorneys for the governor greitens filed a motion to dismiss the indictment. it claims any activity in which greitens and his former mistress engaged was consensual. the st. louis circuit attorney says her investigation into the governor is ongoing. >> julia, thanks. lots more twists in this i'm guessing. we are hearing more this morning about the plight of two young syrian girls caught up in one of the government's bloodiest sieges of the country's civil war. noor and alaa lived in rebel-held northeastern ghouta where more than 4 push00 people been killed in six days. following developments from london, charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we were able to speak with the family this morning and everyone is safe, but they didn't get
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much sleep. explosions continued throughout the night. they say they're too terrified to step foot outside their apartment. by the hour, the ferocious bombardment of eastern ghouta crept closer, to the neighborhood of 12-year-old noor and her 8-year-old sister alaa, until one air strike sent shards of glass and debris through their apartment, slashing alaa's forehead. we got through to their terrified mother, shamza khatib after the blast. >> we are in danger. >> reporter: i know you're in danger. i can hear that. i can see it. >> but the world is just watching what is happening in ghouta. why? why? why? >> reporter: and her message when we spoke to her again this morning. >> we are dying of hunger. we are in need of food and safe and freedom. please help us. >> reporter: the two little girls had taken to twitter to
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tell the world about their plight. >> warplanes and helicopters attack our neighborhood. >> reporter: speaking in english, noor says some more people would listen. >> the children are in danger of being murdered. save the children of ghouta before it's too late. >> reporter: they're among 400,000 civilians living through a merciless onslaught by russianbacked syrian forces who insist they're targeting islamic extremists who continue to fire rockets into the capital. trapped inside what the u.n. describes as hell on earth. u.n. discussions of a cease-fire have so far been stalled by russia. a state department spokesperson heather nourd struggled to provide any answers to stop the violence. telling journalists, i don't know what some of you expect us to do. gayle. >> very tough story, thank you very much, charlie. the california parents accused of holding their 13
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children captive will be in court today for a procedural hearing. for the first time, lawyers representing the seven adult children are sharing how their recovery is going and what their dreams are for the future. mireya villarreal is outside the perris, california, home where the children were allegedly held. >> reporter: those children were rescued nearly six weeks ago. sources tell cbs news the six younger children are staying at two separate foster homes. the seven older ones are staying at a nearby medical center. they're being exposed to everything from harry pot t how to use an ipad. >> are you aware of that right? >> reporter: as the legal case against david and louise turpin moves forward, the children they allegedly impressiisoned for ye are moving on with their lives, making decisions on their own for the first time. >> that in and of itself is kind of a new experience for them, understanding that they do have rights and they do have a voice.
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>> reporter: jack osbourne and caleb mason represent the older siblings. the staff has converted part of the hospital to make it more comfortable. they set up an outdoor area where they can exercise. the siblings spent years in captivity, sometimes chained theto their beds, severely underfed. but now can make their own choices. >> that's a big deal, deciding what they're going to read. deciding what they're going to wear. these are all things that are decisions they make every day which are new and empowering. >> reporter: corona mayor karen seigel works closely with the sibling's nurses. >> they talk about how warm and loving these kids are. and so appreciative. some of them had never really seen a toothbrush before. things that we just take for granted means so much to these kids. >> reporter: the older and younger siblings have not yet reunited b ed but they communic
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using skype. in the short term the attorneys say the older chirp sldren simp want to go to the beach and movies. but longer term, college and careers. >> i just want you to understand just what special individuals they are. they all have their own aspirations and their own interests and now they may have an opportunity to address those which is really exciting. >> reporter: the couple pled not guilty to multiple charges of child abuse, torture and false imprisonment. the riverside county district attorney says if this does go to trial, he plans to put those children on the witness stand. >> hopefully these children get a second chance of a normal life. mireya, thank you. we have breaking news from the president who's announcing the largest package of sanctions against north korea yet. ivanka trump arrived in south korea this morning to lead the u.s. delegation at the winter olympics closing ceremony. north korea will also send a delegation. ben tracy is at the games in pyeongchang.
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ben, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. team usa still looking for some more gold medals this weekend in curling and in snow boarding. and that's a good thing because there were no medals of any kind to be found when it came to women's figure skating. on the final day of figure skating, the russian women were flawless. >> that's an olympic skate. >> reporter: 15-year-old alina zagitova won russia's first gold of these games. all three american skaters struggled, including mirai nagasu. >> her crown jewel of this program. >> reporter: who completed just half a turn instead of her signature triple axel. but team usa is still reliving its thrilling win over canada. >> we're so proud to be sitting up here. greatest moment of our lives. >> reporter: the team showed off
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their gold medals. the first for the usa in 20 years. what have you done with that in the last 24 hours? >> i took it off when i got a couple of hours of sleep and it was on the night stand but it's been on the entire time. >> reporter: you're not going to let it out of your sight? >> not at all. >> reporter: i would not take it off either. the closing ceremonies happened this weekend in the stadium right back here. pyeongchang is going to hand off the olympic torch to the next olympic host, that will be beijing 2022. gayle. >> thank you, ben. the beauty chain ulta is responding to claims it resold used products as new. ahead, a former store operations manager shares her account, how she felt pressure to clean and restock old products.
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quakes shook the east bay today -- u-s-g-s says: a 3-point-5 hit near mount diablo shortly before six this good morning, it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. a swarm of quakes shook the east bay today. usgs says a 3.5 hit near mount diablo shortly before 6:00 this morning. that makes 12 tremors in all so far today. no damage reported. three men were found dead yesterday in san francisco's haight-ashbury neighborhood of apparent overdoses. health official suspect the drug fentanyl is to blame. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
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we continue to track delays for drivers heading along 880. that earlier crash involving a big rig that flipped on its side has no longer blocked lanes. all lanes are open. but those residual delays are
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sticking around. we are stuck in that red. it's about 24 minutes from decoto road to 238. southbound the usual slowdowns in the commute direction. we are tracking a busy day over at the bay bridge toll plaza. yes, those metering lights are on. we had an earlier crash near the toll plaza. that's been cleared. 25 minutes into san francisco. clear skies across a lot of the bay area and that's why it feels so cold out there. here's a view of our mount vaca cam. -- from our mount vaca camera of the sunshine. it's sunny, cold and breezy especially along the north bay with northwest winds. clear skies today through sunday. and then another storm arrives monday with scattered showers. more rain next wednesday.
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♪ girls ♪ who run the world ♪ girls >> actress tiffany haddish got quite a surprise when she appearappear ed on the ellen degeneres show yesterday. she told ellen being about a huge oprah fan. she had dreams about her and sent her multiple letter bus she never heard back. >> she never wrote back. >> i wonder why. oprah, why didn't you write back? >> so this is the deal. >> i love you. >> you are so, so, so, so good.
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>> thank you. >> you are so, so, so -- >> you told me that before in a dream. >> i lost the letter. i never made it -- >> but i sent you like six. >> never send a letter to me. i'll tell you who to send it to. >> should i write gayle because i sent her one. >> tiffany haddish, i never got a letter. i never got a letter. i have to say this, oprah got such a big kick out of her. you can see tiffany's reaction was so genuine. something tells me, i was talking to oprah last night, something tells me there's a lunch in the future for the two of them very soon. >> ellen is a master at those surprises. >> she really is. that was a good one. welcome back to cbs this morning. here are three things you should know this morning. sweeping changes to the white house security process taking effect healater today. they follow the chief of staff's memo last week that he will reduce clearances for anyone
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whose background check has been pending. the president's son-in-law has held an interim security clearance for a year and a half. the white house claims that his reasoning wi work will be unaffected by the change. >> the ranking of the best cars in the u.s. the japanese automaker took top honors in four of the ten categories. winning models were the corolla. the camry for midsized car. highlander for midsize suv and see iena for minivan. the bolt for the best compact green car. >> major league baseball today will honor victims of last week's deadly florida school shooting. mlb tweeted that all 30 teams will don marjory stoneman douglas caps for the start of spring training games in florida and in arizona. players managers coaches and umpires will have the option to wear the caps. later, the hats may be signed and auctioned to support those affected by the tragic shooting
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last week. >> the idea of arming teachers and staff to prevent school violence is not new. schools across the country thought about it long before president trump endorsed the idea this week. weber international university florida announced it will have extensive training for staff to carry firearms. many of those states also let school districts decide their own rules. nikki battiste is in a colorado town where the school board voted to have some teachers carry guns. >> reporter: karl donnelson is now a science teacher and volunteered to carry a firearm in class. he said that was something he felt he had to do because the nearest law enforcement office is about 25 minutes away. the basic question a lot of people are asking, why should teachers be armed? >> teachersters are classroom. they're always the ones that are going to be first to respond. why not give them something to
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fight back with? >> reporter: to fight back, karl is armed with a .9 millimeter glock handgun. where is your firearm? >> can i show it to you? >> reporter: yes, please. in your cowboy boots. >> i wear boots. >> reporter: you didn't used to wear boots? >> no. >> reporter: is this gun loaded? >> there's nothing in the chamber. the school board would not allow for us to put one in the chamber. >> reporter: it's never loaded in class. >> it's in the clip. >> reporter: would it be more effective to have a loaded gun. >> yes, that's a concern, especially if they come after me. again, training, they teach us how to fight them off and then get to your weapon. >> reporter: faster is a three-day course that trains teachers in firearms and trauma response and includes a simulated school shooting scenario. i went through the simulated school shooting training. my heart rate was up here. do you think in that split second in the worst case scenario you can make the decision and identify a shooter? >> that's a question. do all the training in the world. i don't know if you're going to
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be able to perform when it comes time. >> reporter: so many schools across the country are debating whether arming teachers is the best way to keep students safe. we sat down with a few other teachers here during the lunch break having that same discussion. >> i had really mixed feelings when they first came up with it. >> it was very saddening to me that's what this has come to. >> i think the biggest thing that helped me with it was knowing what the training was or would be for the staff that were interested. >> reporter: do you think arming teachers is the right response to these school shootings? >> i don't know if there is a right response to be real honest. i think it's at least a step to hopefully help, you know, deter -- our number one priority is the safety of our children and this is a step hopefully in the right direction. >> reporter: with armed staff, do you feel safer? do you feel your students are safer? >> i do. >> i do too. >> reporter: so, too, does school superintendant steve mccracken. are parents informed some staff are armed?
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>> yes, they are. it's posted at the front door. there have been a number of active shooters in schools. and i hope that we're prepared to respond if it does happen in our school district. maybe not right for every school. but it's right for us at this point. >> reporter: since last week's shooting in parkland florida, creators of the faster program say schools in 35 states have inquired about training over the past five years the program has trained about 1,300 school staff for more than 200 districts across a dozen states. >> i thought the answer was very interesting, when you said are you ready to use this, and he said you don't really know what you're going to do when the time comes. you have the story right now in florida where you have the armed professional. he didn't go rushing in because he knew what he was up against. we expect teachers to do that. >> i think the big question is how are they ready. they said look, it's better than nothing. if i take out one student, at least i've saved 50. >> so much pressure to put on teachers. >> i think so too. thank you very much, nikki.
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packaging products that were damaged or returned and putting them back on shelves. anna warner met one former employee who says she was guilty of the practice. she just admitted this? >> yes, she did. this all seems to have started with a twitter post from another former employee that led to some customers feeling less than confident about their favorite beauty store. kimberly brown says the beauty retailer ulta used to be her one stop shop for personal care products. >> everything from shampoo to eye liner to makeup pallets, blush. >> reporter: that's until she saw this twitter post from a former ulta associate who says managers at brown's favorite ultralocation were allegedly selling used products as new. in her post the associate said we were told by managers to repackage, reseal the item and put it back on the shelf. they would reself-everything, makeup, hair care, fragrance,
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hair tools, et cetera. that former employee included photos of what she said were new versus used products. like this foundation stick she says was returned used, then cleaned, she said with a q tip to make it look new, not sanitized. other people joined in, posting their experiences from around the country. >> i felt duped for somebody to come forward like that is a pretty big deal. it sends a big red flag in my book. >> reporter: brown has now joined a class action lawsuit that claims ultrahas continued to dissieeceive consumers for y repackaging and restocking used beauty products including cosmetics at full prize ce as i they were new. in a video posted to its website, an ultraexecutive said -- >> ultra's policy does not permit the resale of used, damaged or expired products period. we take the integrity of the
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." here's look at some of this morning's headlines. the minneapolis "star tribune" reports flooding is expected to continue into the weekend in the midwest. flood watches and warnings are in effect for at least 14 states this morning. heavy rain, melting snow, and rising rivers creating deadly conditions. at least 11 people including a 1-year-old child died in this week's storms. "usa today" reports on how the agency that grants citizen ship dropped the description of america as a nation of immigrants from its mission statement. late yesterday the statement was changed to the united states citizenship and immigration
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today is the deadline to apply for the "earthquake brace and bolt" program. the program allows the state good morning. it's i'm anne makovec. today is the deadline to apply for the earthquake brace and bolt program. it allows the state to pay up to $3,000 toward the cost of a retrofit. to qualify, homes must be built before 1979 and located in an at-risk zip code which is most of the bay area. senator tony mendoza has resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations. six women have come forward. the ex-senator now suing the state for its handle of the investigation. traffic and weather coming up next.
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time now 7:57. an accident on 580 really starting to jam things up in that westbound direction. this is right near golf lane road. it's blocking one lane.
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and our travel times just shot into the yellow. 25 minutes from 238 up to 980. you choose to use 880 as your alternate route, well, you're in for some slowdowns there, as well. we are in the yellow, 31 minutes from 238 to the maze. bay bridge toll plaza stuck in the red 23 minutes into san francisco. and muni reporting that we have delays along the n-judah line at 24th due to a muni involved accident. let's check in with ned. >> we are looking at the dublin camera. this is the wind farm out there. it is windy a lot of our area getting northwest winds still this morning. so that's what's contributing to the cold, cold chill in the air. 36 degrees in concord. oakland 39. but it feels colder than that. livermore at freezing right now the. san jose 41, santa rosa 38 degrees. it's calmer across the south bay as far as the winds go. cold clear skies in your forecast today through sunday. warmer. next week rain monday and wednesday.
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it's friday, february 23rd. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead the attorney general moves to protect seniors from scams that cost them billins of dollars. and the new "face the nation" anchor margaret brennan will talk with us about the gun control debate and her plans for the broadcast. here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> the deputy sheriff assigned to protect marjory stoneman douglas high school accused of failing to do his dutity during last week's massacre. >> officials say his suspension and resignation are a result of what happened during the shooting. >> the president just indicated he's open to measures opposed by the powerful gun lobby, but he's
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still backing a proposal that was pushed by the nra. the governor admits to a consensual affair that happened in 2015 but denies attempted blackmail. >> those children were rescued here nearly six weeks ago. the six younger children are staying at two separate foster homes. the seven older ones are staying at a nearby medical center. closing skceremonies happen. pyeongchang will hand off the torch to the next olympic host, that will be beijing, 2022. a russian curler stripped of his bronze medal after admitting to a doping violation at pyeongchang. >> interesting how they revoke the medal. olympic officials took his medal, set it on the ice, and they gently pushed it away. i'm john dickerson with gayle king and bianna golodryga. norah is off. florida governor rick scott is announcing a plan this morning to improve school safety and
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keep guns away from the mentally ill. it's in response to last week's school massacre in parkland where earlier today, teachers went back to their classrooms for the first time. the broward county sheriff says a deputy assigned to protect marjory stoneman douglas high school failed to engage the alleged shooter. >> deputy scott peterson resigned yesterday after the sheriff's office suspended him without pay. manuel bojorquez is in parkland with the latest in a case that one official calls a breakdown at all levels. manuel, good morning. >> good morning. governor scott is making that announcement after meeting with teachers, law enforcement officials, mental health experts and lawmakers. this as we've learned that the school resource officer, scott peterson, had received tips about nikolas cruz prior to the shooting. now according to broward county sheriff's office records they received more than 20 calls involving cruz or his brother. peterson was allegedly made aware of two of those including one about shooting up a school
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and another in which a pier counsel told peterson cruz unjusted gasoline in an attempt to commit suicide. we're learning there's a 20 minute delay in the surveillance video and that caused confusion trying to find the gunman but police say no more lives were because of that. that is one of many admitted missteps by federal and local law enforcement. the fbi is looking into how it mishandled a tip from january 5th from a caller that said they were close to nikolas cruz, concerned about his gun ownership and potential to shoot up a school. a federal law enforcement source tells cbs news that failure has been a, quote, body blow to the bureau. >> so many missteps as these kids come back for what will be an emotional return to school on monday. thank you. the latest cbs news poll finds 77% of parents are concerned about gun violence in their children's schools.
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and more than half of americans say mass shootings are something that they've come to expect. opinions are more divided over letting teachers carry guns in school. 44% are in favor and 50% are opposed. in a white house meeting with state and local officials president trump endorsed training teachers and other staff to carry guns. he says schools should not be soft targets for attacks. >> we have exciting news about a sunday tradition that is close to my heart here on cbs, margaret brennan has been named the new moderator of "face the nation." we're all happy about that. she will also continue her role as senior foreign affairs correspondent for cbs news. margaret has reported on the white house, international affairs and global markets and we're excited to have her joins us here on the face the nationation set in washington. >> good morning. thank you very much. this looks familiar, right, john. >> it looks familiar and very comfortable and right in place
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and it's a great team there. let me ask you this, margaret, the gun control debate is going. the president has weighed in a little bit seeming to inch perhaps a little bit away from the nra. where do you think he really is on this policy? >> inch is the right word there. to be honest with you the white house is still trying to figure out where the president's heart is on this issue. they are not clear yet on their messaging. they're calling this a two-week listening session. a lot is going to be designed to buy time to see not just what's practical, what the president wants to do, but what's going to be possible. are they waiting out a new cycle or going to come up with a policy prescription here and as you've been talking about the president has shown just a slight little bit of daylight there with the nra by saying he wants to raise age restrictions to 21 in terms of purchasing weapons. on a lot of these other issues, he's not calling for a weapons ban. and we want to talk through some of these things on sunday's program because as i know you've
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been talking about, things feel a little bit different with the kind of activism we're seeing. does it actually result in anything different this time. >> that's what i was going to say, yeah. everybody says this is different because these kids are in your face and angry and they are in a lot of pain but what are the chances do you really think for real movement here? >> well, you've got to get congress back to work to even fully answer that question. but right now, it really looks like some of these things that the president is talking about aren't new laws. they're sort of new regulations, there's some questions even about the legality of the things that he has asked the atf and justice department to look into in terms of regulating bump stocks. what can he do and willing to do from the executive office. and this conversation seems to be shifting to one about purely school safety, not as much about gun control when you do hear the president speak publicly on this whether with the state and local officials yesterday or before that with students themselves.
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and this controversial idea of arming what they are saying could be 20% or so roughly of educators or staff in schools who have weapons training isn't something that necessarily works each and every time, you could say, if you look at just what happened in florida with the first responder in that case, being armed and not entering the school to take down the active shooter. we're going to try to talk through that with some of the survivors of past school shootings on sunday's program as well. >> margaret before you go, you should know and i know you know this, you're in very good company, lesley stahl, bob schieffer, john dickerson and you, what are you most looking forward to as you take over the reigns of "face the nation"? >> i'm really looking forward to carrying on trats digs that they -- the tradition they have laid out in having conversations, try to bring the same kind of intellectual curiosity john brought to this program every sunday to have people walk away with a civil conversation to actually learn
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something because i think all of us -- and i know all of you here when you talk to people these days there's so much noise, there's so many headlines and to take some perspective to say here's what you actually need to know and what could actually happen here policy wise is what i hope we'll continue to do with the show. >> we are all cheering you on and thrilled for your new job. >> thank you. >> it's a win/win. we got john, you got faith. >> and faith got you. amen. >> exactly. i got matt. >> that's right. and they will take good care of you as they did me. sunday on "face the nation" margaret will speak with connecticut governor dan malloy who led his state through the sandy hook tragedy. >> passing the baton. >> we're learning about an attack on american forces and our allies in syria linked to the russian government. it happened february 7th and resulted in a number of russian mercenaries being killed. the russians were reportedly
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working for oligarch and close ally of vladimir putin. the same man accused of running a troll factory that targeted american voters. elizabeth palmer is in moscow and has details on the syrian attack and the role of the russians. good morning. >> good morning. when the u.s. soldiers called in those air strikes to defend themselves they had no idea they were going to end up killing and wounding dozens of russian citizens. now, the pentagon has released video of two of those attacks. their own air strikes. they show one of the mercenaries and their tanks. activists here say they were in the process of or about to attack a gas installation where u.s. special forces were already dug in with their kurdish allies. the mercenaries essentially the private army had been sent to syria originally to back up the
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russian military, but more recently it seems, they cut a deal with the syrian government to try tover oil and gas tak o fields in syria in return for a cut of the profits. now it wasn't until facebook photographs or photographs of some of the men killed in the air strikes started to show up on social media that the pentagon realized it had killed russian citizens. >> much more than just putin's [ inaudible ]. isn't there a hotline between the russian military and u.s. forces supposed to avoid these types of incidents? >> yes, there is. that's the amazing thing. the pentagon says they called the russians before the strike and they said we're going to do this and the russians didn't warn them off or say don't do it, it's our guys. so presumably the russian military is not happy a private oligarch army is operating on what's already a very complex battlefield. the risk of escalation as we
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see, hugely high. >> vladimir putin trying to play it down thus far. liz palmer in moscow, thank you. first on cbs this morning, democratic lawmakers are pushing fema to answer more questions about why it hired a one-person company to send 30 million meals to hurricane victims in puerto rico. only 50,000 meals were delivered. three democrats on the senate homeland security committee wrote in a letter to fema most of the $156 million contract proposal appears to be plagiarized from other companies. the committee's top democrats asked senator chair mccas kel, the proposal reads like an internet scam esnil we spoke to tiffany brown the sole operator of tribute contracting and said her biggest mistake was not asking for more help. fema canceled its contract with tribute contracting and said it will continue to work with congress. they declined our request for
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additional comment. >> watch that story too. a new push to crack down on scammers targeting elderly americans. ahead the family of one victim makes an emotional plea for change. >> we got to stop these people from hurting other people. and it hurts so much. it hurts more than people know. >> ahead, how the justice department is taking criminal action against more than 200 scammers who allegedly sold more than
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in the wake o in the wake of the florida school shooting there's been talk about one topic. >> we're going to be focusing very strongly on mental health. >> mental health is one of the issues. >> we need more by way of mental health services. >> let's look at the mental health issues. >> coming up, cbs news contributor and psychologist lisa damour weighs in with what the mental health system can and cannot do to prevent gun violence. you're watching "cbs this morning." put the phone away, and use a knife and fork for. and with panera catering, it's food worth sharing. panera. food as it should be. and with panera catering, it's food worth sharing. ...what are you doing?? i don't need all this. mucinex fast-max can handle most of my symptoms. name one. how about nine? even... yea - i can read.
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♪ scams targeting senior citizens are increasing dramatically. the department of justice says
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an estimated $3 billion are stolen from millions of seniors a year. yesterday, the doj announced its largest fraud crackdown of its type in history. paula reid is outside the department of justice and spoke to victims about how to protect yourself and your family. paula, good morning. >> good morning. law enforcement officials tell me that scammers specifically target the elderly because they're thought to have large savings and also thought to be from a more trusting generation. they tell me these scams are becoming increasingly clever and sophisticated and anyone can become a victim. >> i felt like the bottom had dropped out, all the hope we had was gone. >> a scammer called dorothy lambing of louisiana saying she had won a prize of thousands of dollars. all she had to do was purchase a six-month supply of vitamins. the call at a desperate time as she and her husband were battling cancer. >> i checked with the better
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business bureau and he was not listed with any complaints. so i said okay, it might be something true. >> reporter: she gave the scammer $2,500. dorothy is one of millions of older americans targeted by scammers. pthe justice department says fraudsteres reach out with calls, e-mails or regular mail promising cash, valuable prizes or good fortunes if the recipient sends back a payment for processing fees. such as this mailing scheme by one network of scammers according to court records they mailed more than 950,000 fraudulent solicitations to 38 states. like this one, promising a $3.3 million prize. it says, a day you may remember for the rest of your life. tell nobody. since 2011, victims paid this network of scammers approximately $10 million. on thursday attorney general jeff sessions announced criminal charges against over 200 scammers who mostly target the
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elderly. >> these defendants allegedly robbed, defrauded more than 1 million americans, of more than half a billion dollars. >> reporter: he wants people to know there is help. the ftc has a hotline and website. >> we found out ten days before she died that this was happening to her. >> reporter: an gel la's grandmother marjorie committed suicide with $69 in her bank account after investing her money in a scam. >> we're shocked this happened to her. >> reporter: she wishes her grandmother had reached out to her family sooner and urges others who may be caught up in a scam not to be ashamed to ask for help. >> there's someone who can help you and if you don't feel like it's your family, then call your local police department. >> reporter: she urges family members to monitor elderly relatives to help protect them from financial predators. >> watch what they're doing and how they're spending their money, check their phones and mail. >> reporter: dorothy's money is gone but hopes her story will
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help other victims come forward. >> we got to stop these people from hurting other people. and it hurts so much. it hurts more than people know. >> reporter: another way that elderly folks are exploited are through so-called grandparent schemes where someone calls and tries to convince them their grandchild has been arrested and needs money for bail. in fact, the attorney general says he was in a meeting with one of his young staffers when she received a frantic call from her grandmother who thought she was in jail. the fbi says before you send money to anyone you don't know to check with law enforcement first. >> unbelievable. our hearts go out to dorothy. thank you. the songwriter behind hits for stars like lady antebellum and megan trainer is making her mark as a singer. how cat lin smith's perseverens led to an album and tour. you're watching "cbs this morning." hit made a critically acclaimed list.
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♪ ahead forget the gym, a the university of california system reportedly paid more than 3- point-4 million dollars, to settlle sexual misconduct -2017 good morning, it's 8:25. i'm michelle griego. the university of california system reportedly paid more than $3.4 million to settle sexual misconduct complaints in the 2016/2017 fiscal year according to the "sacramento bee," which says the allegations range from inappropriate hugging and kissing to sexually assault. theft of laptop computers are on the rise in berkeley especially at cafes. police say last year, there were 57 laptop thefts and robberies less than two months into 2018 there have already been 21. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning. 8:27. and we're starting to see some improvement out there on the roads for your friday morning commute. but we're still slow in many areas. here's a live look. this is 237 right at mccarthy and that traffic on the right side of your screen or closer to you, i should say, is heading westbound. 14 minutes from 880 to 101. here's a live look at hillsdale boulevard on 101. very light traffic. san mateo bridge back in the green. that's what we like to see. 16 minutes in 880 to 101. a different story though over along 880 heading through oakland the nimitz freeway jam- packed in the red 37 minutes from 238 on up towards the maze. bay bridge toll plaza has been
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a full house all morning, eastshore freeway remains in the red. 31 minutes from 4 to the maze. and here's the bay bridge, slow. right? >> yes. it does that. i wanted to show you this dublin camera view because the trees you can see them swaying there. we are seeing a little bit of a breeze out there this morning. still gusty conditions. the remnants of yesterday storm that passed through. you can see clear skies. it's going to be sunny today but that's not going to help warm up things too much. right now, it is feeling pretty brisk out there. calm conditions for the south bay. most of the east bay. but some of the hills are getting a breeze. great view of san francisco. 42 degrees in san francisco today. livermore at freezing still and 41 in oakland but it feels colder because of the strong winds. scattered showers moved east. cold clear skies through the weekend. cold morning lows. rain monday and wednesday. ummed guitar ♪
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♪ >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." right now it's time to show you some of the morning's headlines. "the washington post" reports west virginia teachers have had it and gone on strike closing all public schools. thousands held a protest about their pay and benefits at the state capitol yesterday. west virginia ranks 48th among states for teacher pay with an average salary of $45,000 compares with new york state which pays its teachers more than $79,000. >> u.s. ne"u.s. news & world re says airbnb is adding a loyalty program as it faces increasing regulation by cities. it's dispatching a team of inspectors to personally verify quality and comfort of some
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rentals and the program aimed at winning over travelers who don't trust the current rating system. in the past some customers have complained that homes did not match the images posted. and "the new york times" reports on a study that suggests that our beliefs can actually shape our waistline. the study looked at female hotel room attendants. half were told by researchers they were meeting or exceeding exercise recommendations. one month later the women lost weight, body fat and developed lower blood pressure too. even though their daily routines were unchanged. i've been trying to be 26, 34, 26 since high school and that ain't happening either. >> your combination to your locker. >> think harder. >> questionable there. >> president trump is making mental health a focus of his efforts to curb gun violence. in meetings this week the president said he aims to toughen background checks with mental health screenings. and improve access to care.
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but while health experts welcome more resources and attention some say the solutions are more complicated. earlier this week we heard from a panel of six people directly affected by gun violence. columbine shooting survivor austin eubanks offered his thoughts on the complex problem. >> it's not just mental health and it's not just weapons. you have to look at the presence of adverse childhood experiences that have been prevalent in all of the perpetrators that led to isolation and loneliness later in life that creates this ideation about committing a crime of this nature. >> five colleges and cbs news contributor lisa duemar joins us to discuss. good morning. >> good morning. >> we keep hearing because you suffer a mental illness most mental ill people are not violence or dangerous. in all of these cases their go to is they're mental ill. >> overly people who are mentally ill are not dangerous and the other thing in most cases of violence there are a
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lot of factors not mental illness that bring violence about. we worry we are stigmatizing the mentally ill unfairly and not paying attention to factors beyond mental illness that contribute to violence. >> factors like. >> having a history of violence, access to weaponry, those things that we know are really significant. >> we've heard a lot about people saying, you know, if you see anything, any of this kind of behavior, give us some sense, though, about the extent to which i mean when we were growing up there were kids who said things that were out of bounds, they never did anything, give us a sense of what it's like as an adolescent and what we should be looking for? >> sure. our efforts to come up with perfect personality profile that will tell us this person will commit violence, those don't work. what we do know always is the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. so if somebody has been violent, if they are threatening, saying they want to harm people, you should take that very seriously.
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>> something we heard from the president yesterday was his belief there were a lack of mental institutions and facilities to treat some of these people in the country. he cited new york as an example. are there a lack of mental institutions in this country? >> we did away with mental institutions for good reasons. there's a lack of adequate services. there are a lot of gaps in our system. and we need to fill those and bring back, you know, services that really can catch people in a social safety net. but you cannot ethically or practically detain large numbers of people because you think they might be violent. >> so what are the steps, though? he mentioned this nikolas cruz didn't have any criminal past. there was sort of nowhere to put him, nothing to do with him. what are the steps in a situation like that? >> one thing that we need, we need excellent educational facilities that can take care of kids who are having emotional and behavioral problems and that is part of a safety net we need to enhance. there are things like that.
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i also think we have to be realistic that there's no way to perfectly predict or prevent violence and so mental health solutions will always be partial, we're always going to need other solutions too. >> do the kids feel different to you this time? as a psychologist and mother as you're watching this, people keep thinking maybe this time there will be changes? what are you looking at and thinking? >> it's been remarkable to watch these teenagers in parkland respond and there is something that feels different. you know, one is i think for many there's been their sense of helplessness in the face of these events as they continue to occur and policies and laws don't change. so these teenagers have refused to be helpless. and, you know, these teenagers bring a couple things to the table. one is they are teenagers willing to exercise their willingness to question authority which teenagers are very good at doing. the other thing is that they were there. they are talking as witnesses. they are talking as survivors. that's a pretty powerful
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combination. >> and they're also going to be mentally scarred as well. austin eubanks a columbine survivor very lucky, scarred for life. he says he still battles the trauma from surviving. >> these are traumas and people who survive, you know, are still heavily traumatized. >> lisa damour, thank you so much. great to have you on set into singer caitlyn smith spent more than 15 years writing songs for other artists like garth books and jason aldean and tells jan cr crawford how she went from
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♪ ♪ babe >> nice. that's a new song "contact high" fro the first solo album by caitlyn smith. that's her. one of the most in demand writers. her album "star fire" came out last month but spent more than 15 years writing songs for meghan trainor, garth brooks and lady an tell bell lum. tickets go on sale for her first headlines tour around the country. jan crawford spoke to the minnesota native about her struggle to get on the stage. can't wait to meet her. good morning. >> good morning.
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caitlyn smith became known in nashville for writing the huge smash hits for other people. and, you know, that was not the career she had always dreamed about. after more than a decade behind the scenes she's finally in the spotlight. and the critics are raving. ♪ i find myself dreaming >> reporter: this song topped the charts for star meghan trainor and john legend. ♪ i'm going to love you ♪ like i'm going to lose you >> reporter: behind the scenes, the songwriter, caitlyn smith, who had drafted another hit for someone else to sing. >> your dream was to be on the stage? >> totally. i love to sing. i love how it feels to be able to like take these pieces of my heart and put it out there for someone else to connect with. >> reporter: in small town minnesota she was a little girl with a big voice. >> yes! >> reporter: big dreams. ♪ i found you >> reporter: after she won the state fair talent competition
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her parents made her an offer. >> hey, we have this college fund would you want to use this to make a record. >> that had to be a big deal. >> totally. they were like you have to pay us back. here's -- like 10 grand, go make a record. that's a lot for a 15-year-old. >> reporter: to make it she decided she had to head south to nashville. and after years of trying she finally got a deal. not to sing, but to write. >> it kind of took off. in my first year of writing i had a couple major cuts on platinum and triple platinum albums. >> reporter: like jason aldean's "my kind of party". ♪ it ain't easy". >> reporter: which sold more than 4 million records. still smith wanted to make her songs her own. >> welcome to -- >> when nashville said no, she started a youtube channel to help fans connect her singing. ♪ you can't >> reporter: with the songs they had heard on the radio.
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wasn't enough. ♪ nashville >> did you ever feel like it's not going to work for me? >> definitely. there was a handful of nights that i remember one in particular, just crying on my couch and wondering like, is this really going to happen? like -- >> because you put so much into it. >> yeah. >> but it was you. this is you. you put yourself out there. >> yeah. >> how did you go on? >> it was -- i mean i thank god for my husband. he was standing there going, i understand that you feel like this, but you're crazy, because you were made to do this. >> reporter: smith and her husband moved back home to minnesota. >> i think there's something about growing up in like the cold like that makes you kind of tougher. thick skinned. >> reporter: she rediscovered her passion for performing. ♪ my speakers with the same three tracks ♪ >> reporter: just as smith has decided to step back on stage.
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>> caitlyn smith. nice to meet you. >> reporter: she found out she was pregnant. >> i started wasting time less, i started saying no a lot more and it's amazing when you start to say no to more things, how many better yeses come along. >> reporter: and then the big yes. a record deal to record her own song. the critics now are raving. ♪ >> reporter: with smith back on stage touring is a family road trip with her hometown band performing smith's songs like the title track off her album. an anthem of standing up to critics. ♪ >> what would you say to someone who is 16 years old and thinking, i have a dream, i'm going to be an artist. >> i would say dream it girl. i was so naive. i thought it was all going to happen like that and i thought, this is my year, 17.
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this is my year, 19. but i would tell my 16-year-old self those dreams are exactly right. it might not happen exactly like that but keep dreaming, don't give up. ♪ >> now 31 years old and a new mother she isn't living the stereotypical lonely life on the road. her husband and writing partner plays the guitar in the band and the young baby back stage. john? >> that's great. >> wow. >> the music i want to get to. caitlyn smith. she can really say yes, it's really happening. i like her voice. >> yeah. having the dream and then just not -- never stopping. >> i know. >> $10,000 college fund really came -- >> college or your dreams. >> well. >> good for her parents. >> even when she talked it sounded like a country lyric. >> you can hear more of "cbs
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♪ still thinking about caitlyn smith started wasting time a lot less, saying no more. i like this girl. that does it for us. be sure to tune in to the evening news with jeff glor tonight. as we leave you a look back at all that mattered this week. have a great weekend. >> enough is enough. >> end gun violence. >> no more excuses. >> they say that tougher gun laws do not reduce gun violence.
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we call b.s. >> these students have become the new face of an old debate. >> is it a slippery slope. do we start with ar-15 and more gun rights taken away from people. >> we have a right to live. >> the president is hearing the outcry. >> i'm pissed. my daughter i'm not going to see again. >> how many guns did she have? >> five or six. >> it was fine for him to have an ar-15. >> it's his right to have it. >> graphic images show what is an escalating civil war that has civilians trapped in the middle. >> franklin graham asked his father daddy what do you want on his tombstone and billy graham had a one word answer, preacher. >> i'm looking forward to seeing god. >> the number one job in america the point of person is someone who doesn't understand the people. >> keep the commentary to yourself or as once said, shut up and dribble. >> i mean too much to the youth and to so many kids. >> did you call the president a
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moron? >> i'm not going to dignify the question. >> how much to blame is facebook for having disseminated a lot of this propaganda. >> complicated question, clearly russia used facebook extensively. >> a lot of conversation about robert mueller keeping this indictment top secret in an age where people sell you out for a bag of chips and a coke. >> get some of this information for a bag of chips and a coke i would do that. ♪ >> former black eyed peas singer fergie getting different reviews for her anthem at the nba all-star game last flight. some looked amused, some look like what happened here. >> struck a different tone. >> glad she didn't sing the long version. >> to quote john dickerson, oh, dear. >> haters going to hate. >> you know who that is, right? >> haters going to hate. >> i do now. >> where's the hot spot for singles? i have to go. >> advertisements are targeting men and some are targeting me
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and that's gayle. >> this is part of the treasure. >> something like this would be $250,000. >> no one is saying we should leave the earth and go to mars but a settlement, a settlement on mars is a definite possibility. >> do you have a desire to go there? >> i'm a coward. >> me too. >> like to have my two feet on the ground. >> the kfc chicken shortage closed stores to close and some customers are not happy. >> i'm sad. >> the chain is working around the clock to get with back up and running. hear that, the clock. >> that's funnier. >> the fowl. >> from moisturizer to cosmetics how this guy is doing the application. he knows what he's doing. we have an exclusive on "cbs this morning" because john dickerson is going to be sharing his, what, norah? >> his beauty tips. >> i like the idea of moisturizing on the inside. >> you wouldn't believe it. the guy is like -- we're like get out of the makeup room.
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yeah. >> gayle and i are ready. ♪
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good morning. it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego. a rash of small earthquakes shook parts of the bay area this morning. the u.s. geological survey says the largest was a 3.5 magnitude quake that hit near mount diablo shortly before 6:00. three men were found dead on a sidewalk caused by fentanyl, may have been involved. a legendary restaurant is closing its doors next month in menlo park. the ownership group says a reasonable lease could not be reached at oasis beer garden and will close march 7th. stay with us; weather and traffic in just a moment. at ross. ross has all the home trends for kitchen, living room and bedroom for a fraction of what you'd pay elsewhere.
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closure wrapped up by 1:00 this afternoon. do expect delays along that stretch. you can always use lakeville highway or highway 39 as an alternate. this is -- highway 37 as an alternate. it's 30 minutes from 80 to 101. good morning, everybody. if you step outside, that will wake you up. it is cold out there. we have clear skies out there. that's contributing to that cool weather. but not to worry. we'll warm up slightly by this afternoon a little warmer than yesterday actually. here's the golden gate bridge and our camera was bouncing a little bit here and there. we have a bit of a breeze on the coast and for the north bay. look at the temperatures, 43 in concord, oakland 41. livermore 41, started the day at 27. calm winds in hayward, picking up in san jose and mountain view. sfo 10-mile-per-hour. rain monday and wednesday. ♪
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