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from the cbs broadcast center in new york city. i'm tony dokoupil. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's tuesday, february 27th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." the gun debate goes to the white house. lawmakers from both parties are set to meet with president trump as the president says they should not fear the nra. >> there's nothing to be afraid of. and you know what, if they're not with you, we have to fight them every once in a while, that's okay. a 17-year-old girl shot three times in the florida school shooting massacre is speaking out. >> i just want to say that i'm so grateful to be here. and the u.s. supreme court
turns down a white house request, leaving the fate of dreamers uncertain. 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. we begin with the debate over gun control. tomorrow president trump plans to meet with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss the issue. the president told a group of governors that they should not be afraid to take on the nra. congressional republicans aren't so sure. also tomorrow, students at the florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people on valentine's day are scheduled to return to class. hena doba is here in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. president trump is making lots of promises to the growing chorus of americans demanding change to gun laws. this as a bipartisan team of senators plans to introduce a bill today raising the age limit for buying assault weapons. >> not one more!
>> reporter: as gun-control rallies continue around the country, there are signs that the persistence this time in the wake of the florida school shooting may be paying off. >> bump stocks, i'm writing that out myself. i don't care if congress does it or not. i'm writing it out myself. going to do background checks. if we see a sicko, i don't want him having a gun. >> reporter: president trump at a meeting with governors yesterday stuck by his belief that schools should be arming certain teachers and faculty. and the white house insists the president is still on board with raising the age limit for buying some firearms. it's an idea he mentioned last week but hasn't spoken of again since meeting with the nra over the weekend. >> in terms of the concept, there's still support for that, but how it would be implemented and what that might look like is still very much part of the discussion. >> reporter: republican senator jeff flake says today he and democratic senator dianne feinstein plan to introduce a
bipartisan bill raising the age requirement for buying an ar-15 and weapons like it to 21. there are already signs that measure will face resistance. >> you're taking away a lot of people's constitutional right. >> reporter: senator flake says he and fellow republican susan collins also plan to reintroduce a so-called no fly, no buy measure that would restrict people on the terrorist watch list from purchasing guns. and president trump says he would have stepped in to help during the florida school shooting on valentine's day, running into the school unarmed. anne-marie? >> hena doba here in new york, thank you. speaking of that, a former florida deputy sheriff is being branded a coward for failing to confront the florida high school gunman. scot peterson was on the scene and was armed when the attack took place. his attorney said peterson never entered the building because he thought the gunfire was coming from outside. yesterday president trump blasted peterson. >> he wasn't a brave guy.
under pressure, he choked. >> the criminal case against alleged gunman nikolas cruz returns to court today. cruz will not appear, but prosecutors will seek samples of his fingerprints and dna. also in florida a state senate committee approved a bill that would raise the age to buy a rifle from 18 to 21. it would also impose a three-day waiting period to buy the weapons and allow teachers to carry guns in school. the committee rejected a ban on assault weapons. a survivor of the school shooting is sharing her story. the student, maddy wilford, was shot three times. when first responders found her inside the school, they thought she was dead. a fire rescue crew was told to take her to a hospital 30 miles away, but they took her to one less than ten miles away. doctors say that was a lifesaving decision. she underwent three surgeries. >> i'm so grateful to be here. it wouldn't be possible without the doctors and first responders
and these amazing doctors, and especially all the love that everyone has sent. >> doctors say considering her wounds she is very, very lucky to be alive. ahead on "cbs this morning," house majority whip steve scalise, a survivor of gun violence himself, talked with student survivors. we'll ask him about the meeting and congressional efforts on gun control. and now to the weather, and flooding remains a problem for residents in the central u.s. storms and flooding are blamed for at least five deaths, and more rain is expected this week. governors in indiana, missouri, and illinois declared disaster emergencies. heavy rain is causing flooding from kentucky to michigan. the ohio river remains above flood stage, and parts of downtown cincinnati are under water. in southern ohio, near the kentucky border, a large rock slide triggered by the wet weather shut down this interstate. the supreme court rejected a trump administration request to speed up the legal battle over
the daca program. the administration wanted the court to skip the usual appeals process and intervene in the fate of the so-called dreamers program. daca provides protection for people brought to this country illegally as children. >> i think everybody in this room wants to help with daca. but the supreme court just ruled that it has to go through the normal channels, so it's going back in. >> last year the president announced that he was ending the program, effective march 5th, giving lawmakers until then to come up with a fix. overseas now, and this morning a five-hour russia-ordered cease-fire near damascus, syria, is underway. the idea is to let civilians leave the area that has been pounded by continued russia-backed air strikes and ground attacks. it's estimated more than 500 people were killed last week. the offensive started february 18th. in a statement, the white house said, "the united states calls for an immediate end to
offensive operation, and urgent access for humanitarian workers and badly needed humanitarian aid. charlie d'agata reports from london. >> reporter: the bombing has been strongly condemned around the world, but the syrian regime and their russian allies seem deaf to the criticism. the famed white helmets, civilian rescue teams, worked frantically to save who they could. medics say they treated children who showed symptoms consistent with a chlorine gas attack. we've been keeping in touch with the family of 10-year-old noor and her 8-year-old sister. she suffered a gash on her forehead last week when a piece of shrapnel from a nearby explosion tore into their living room. >> we were terrified and scared. you can't imagine life here. >> reporter: today we spoke with their mother. have you seen any change since the cease-fire was announced? >> the warplanes target us again.
>> reporter: there are more air strikes? >> yeah and bombs. more than 20 bombs. >> reporter: activists say more than 500 people have been killed since the bombing started. the russians say the cease-fire doesn't apply to the targeting of those they consider terrorists. that's no solace to the residents still trapped there. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london. a $10,000 reward is being offered in the case of a missing government scientist. timothy cunningham left work at the centers for disease control in atlanta on february 12th and hasn't been seen since. his parents found his wallet, car, and beloved dog at his home. >> we're hopeful that with the money and the press that would be associated with that could perhaps bring to memory something that someone may have
forgotten. >> cunningham is a harvard-trained epidemiologist who investigates viruses like ebola and zika. he told his wife to erase his number from her cell phone the day before he disappeared. in missouri lawmakers formed a panel to investigate lawmaker eric greitens. he faces a felony indictment on charges of invasion of privacy for taking a photo of a nude woman and transmitting it to a computer. he admits to having an affair but denies using the photo as blackmail. the missouri house also passed a bill making it a felony to disseminate private sexual images. the west virginia teachers strike enters its sixth day this morning. [ chants ] teachers rallied outside the state capitol yesterday. they have shut down west virginia's classrooms, depending higher wages. teacher pay in west virginia is among the lowest in the nation. the demand to meet the governor has so far been denied. coming up on "cbs morning
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on the "morning newsstand." "the charlotte observer" has the story of a man who unwittingly live streamed his own murder on facebook. prentiss robinson had a camera on a selfie stick as he walked down a street in windgate, north carolina, yesterday. he could be heard telling someone he's on live. a man holding a dark object appeared before four shots rang out. the camera hit the ground, and the gunman ran away. nearby wingate university and an elementary school were placed on lockdown for a couple of hours. police have identified and are searching for the shooter. "people" reports a former stylist for ryan seacrest is accusing him of sexual misconduct after the e network cleared him of wrongdoing. susie hardy said seacrest sexually harassed her over a six-year period starting in 2007. in november seacrest went public with hardy's accusations and denied them. last month, the e channel said an investigation found insufficient evidence to support the woman's claims. hardy is publicly detailing the allegations against seacrest for the first time including that he allegedly grabbed her crotch
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to a drop in treasury yields. the dow rallied 399 points. the s&p 500 gained 32. the third straight gain. the nasdaq also finished the day higher, climbing 84 points. the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals ruled that the ftc can punish telecommunications companies for deceptive practices. the case is over claims that at&t misled smartphone customers by offering unlimited data plans but slowed speeds for heavier users. the fcc ruled they must prove at&t was deceptive. georgia politicians will retaliate against delta airlines after it ended its discount program with the national rifle association. delta is one of several companies distancing itself from the nra in the wake of the florida school shooting. republican lieutenant governor casey cagle says he'll use his position to kill a proposed sales tax break on jet fuel. meanwhile, delivery giant
fedex says it will continue its nra discount. the shipping giant says it opposed the sale of assault rifles. in a statement, fedex said it "has never set or changed rates for any of our millions of customers around the world. in response to their politics, belief, or positions on issues." and the walt disney company says it's donating $1 million to the boys and girls club of america. the money will go to the club's science and technology program. disney says it's celebrating the success of "black panther." the boys and girls club will use the donation to develop its existing program and expand it to a dozen new communities across the country. >> sounds like a great idea. >> yes, indeed. >> diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you very much. still ahead, dealing with teen depression. new advice on how to help at-risk youth much earlier in life. bye grandpa. and if you have heart failure, entrusting your heart to entresto may help.
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for the first time in a decade, there are new guidelines on depression in teenagers, and much of it focuses on how to help kids earlier in life. chris martinez has that story. >> reporter: 25-year-old stephanie cardmo knows how krip lynn depression and -- crippling depression and anxiety can be. >> looking back situations where i'm like that was not normal. >> reporter: she was diagnosed in her early 20s but remembers symptoms much earlier. >> it was there in my teenage years, i just didn't we come it was. i didn't know how to deal with it. >> reporter: now the american academy of pediatrics is issuing updated guidelines on adolescent depression. research shows by age 20, about 20% of teens say they've experienced some depression which can affect them long term. >> they can lead to social problems. it can lead to family problems, school problems, substance
abuse. >> reporter: the goal is to help pediatricians identify depression early. the new guidelines recommend doctors talk about mental health with adolescents and their parents and implement universal depression screening for children 12 and older. dr. rachel zuckerbraut says it's important to keep a close eye on at-risk children. >> who have a family history of depression and other mental health issues. children who already have had an episode of depression. >> reporter: is it helpful for you to share your story? >> oh, yes, for sure. >> reporter: stephanie works with the anxiety and depression association of america to raise awareness. >> i just think it's really important no matter what someone's going through to make sure they don't feel isolated. >> reporter: so others spot the signs and seek help. chris martinez, cbs news, culver city, california. coming up only on "cbs this morning," we talk with singer demi lovato about holding a closed mental health session with students from marjorie stoneman douglas high school before her concert last night in
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for the first time, we are seeing images of one of four american soldiers killed by islamic militants last october in niger. the video was captured by a "national geographic" cameraman. david martin has more. >> reporter: coming just one month before his death, the small talk in a makeshift barber shop between sergeant la david johnson and one of his commanders is especially poignant. >> find stuff to do. regular maintenance on the day. >> reporter: johnson was the mechanic for a special forces team that trained nigerian soldiers. according to joint chiefs chairman general joseph dunford accompanied them on low-risk missions. >> they were authorized to accompany nigerian forces when the prospects of enemy contact was unlikely. >> reporter: the enemy, an offshoot of al qaeda, was described to american commanders by the chief of niger's special operations forces.
>> these guys ride on motorcycles, land cruisers. any time we have contact, we try to cross the border. >> reporter: the special forces were sent on a routine patrol but then were sent to check a camp used by a suspected terrorist who had fled across the border into mali. that change of plans significantly increased the chance of enemy contact even if the terrorist was no longer there. retired brigadier general donald bolduck is a special commander of operations in africa. >> i would still consider it a high-risk mission in that there's still intelligence that isn't definitive on exactly what the enemy situation is there. >> reporter: as they returned from that mission, they stopped at this village for water. shortly afterwards, they were ambushed, and four soldiers killed. la david johnson's body was found two days later riddled with bullets. which commanders approved that more dangerous mission and why was part of an investigation that was supposed to be
completed in january but has only now reached the secretary of defense. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. coming up only on "cbs this morning," we talk with singer demi lovato about holding a closed mental health session with students from marjorie stoneman douglas high school before her concert last night in san diego. plus, are companies like facebook and google listening to us through our phones? why so many people seem to be getting ads for products that come up in conversations. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ve a great day. ♪
here's neda iranpour with a check of weather. we have a lot of clearing going on. the remnants of what we saw yesterday is now all moved further to the south. they're dealing with it in los angeles, they have low elevation snowfall like what we saw. for us today, cool and windy and then the wetter storm arrives wednesday night. get ready for more rain fall. we're talking significant widespread rain on its way and several feet of sierra snowfall and we'll see rain and snow through saturday. from wednesday night through saturday. so today is our day to really just get a little break all though it is windy. jaquline. >> we are tr