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>> thanks for watching, everyone. >> cbs this morning is coming up next. >> happy tuesday. good morning to our viewers in the west. it's tuesday, february 27, 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning." florida lawmakerings as are mov forward with new gun control legislation in the wake of the stoneman douglas school shooting. president trump says he would have run in unarmed to cop frnf the shooter. two american soldiers killed in last year's ambush in niger. showing the green berets bonding with local troops. a woman goes public with allegations of sexual harassment and assault by ryan seacrest. he denies any wrongdoing and an investigation found insufficient evidence. why she calls that a whitewash.
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plus, are tech companies eavesdropping on you through your smart phone? the "cbs this morning" investigation into why you keep getting ads for products you just talk about. but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> the way they performed was disgusting. you don't know until you test it. i really believe i'd run into -- even if i didn't have a weapon. >> the president goes after florida deputies while talking gun control. >> is he trained in firing a weapon? >> he was saying that he would be a leader and would want to take a courageous action. >> the deputy branded a coward for not rushing into stoneman douglas says he did not enter the building because he believed the gunshots were coming from outside. >> the ohio river above flood stage with more rain on the way. >> we've been through it before. we'll get through this one again. >> president put has ordered a pause in the syrian government
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assault on eastern ghouta. >> an employee of the cdc in atlanta has disappeared. he hasn't been seen in two weeks. his desperate family is pleading for help. >> trust in god our son will be returned. >> in north carolina, the hunt for a killer and the shocking murder that played out on facebook live. police have identified a suspect. >> all that. >> a scare in the air over salt lake city. >> the engine of a southwest plane catching on fire in midair. >> and all that mattered. >> congratulations, marisa, you're the winner of "celebrity big brother." >> it's crazy. i couldn't have gone this far without ross but i love you so much. >> ross. >> yes. >> did right person win? >> the right two are in the finale. >> on cbs this morning. >> in a fashion show, dolce and began bana sent their hand bags down the runway on drones instead of models. yes. but first each drone was forced to lose ten pounds. that's what you have to do. "must lose the weight."
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>> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." florida lawmakers are taking the first steps toward raising the age limit to buy the kind of rifle used to kill 17 people at marjory stoneman douglas high school. president trump did not mention that proposal yesterday when he met with the group of governors, including florida's rick scott. the president has encouraged the idea of putting him on a collision course with the national rifle association. but he told the governors that sometimes elected officials have to fight the nra. >> the president has also talked with republican congressional leaders who are less interested in gun control fight. major garrett is at the white house, where mr. trump also added to criticism of the police response to the florida shooting. good morning, major. >> good morning. president trump wants to move on some gun restrictions but the
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republican-led congress fearful of antagonizing its base isn't budging. in part because it sees the president's low approval ratings and wonders if he can provide any practical political cover. meanwhile, in a conversation here yesterday with just under 40 governors, the president's idea of arming school personnel with concealed weapons met pockets of resistance. >> they weren't exactly medal of honor winners. >> reporter: president trump lashed out at broward county sheriffs deputies who have been accused of responding too slowly at the school during the shooting. >> the way they performed was, frankly, disgusting. >> reporter: mr. trump said he would have gone in. >> i really believe i'd run into -- even if i didn't have a weapon. >> reporter: the president told a gathering of governors that nra executives assured him during a lunch over the weekend that they, quote, want to do something. >> don't worry about the nra. they're on our side. >> reporter: senate minority leader schumer said the nra cannot be trusted. >> my republican friends face a simple choice. do something real on guns or
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please the nra. doing both is impossible. >> reporter: the president is pushing a controversial nra supported proposal, arming school personnel to deter or repel potential killers. >> they have to know. they walk in, they're going to probably end up dead. >> reporter: but washington governor jay inslee, a democrat, said teachers and members of law enforcement from his state opposed the idea. >> educators who educate should not be foisted upon this responsibility of packing heat in first grade classes. we need a little less tweeting here, a little more listening and let's just take that off the table and move forward. >> reporter: in a rare public speech, first lady melania trump praised the students who have taken to streets to call for gun restrictions. many of which the president has opposed. >> they are our future and they deserve a voice. >> reporter: republican leaders on the hill foresee no gun action this weekend. and the only piece of legislation that appears to has a chance would incentivize
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better participation in the existing background check system. that bill called fix nics, however, would not expand background checks to internet or gun show sales. >> important point there, major, thank you so much. a state senate committee has passed florida's first gun control bill in decades. it calls for all gun buyers to be 21 years old and go through a three-day waiting period. an amendment to ban assault-style weapons failed to pass. hundreds of protesters rallied outside the state capitol during yesterday's debate. lawmakers have until next friday to take a final vote. the sheriff's deputy criticized by the president says waiting outside the school was the right move. scot pete erson made his first public statement yesterday nearly a week after he was suspended and then resigned. manual bojorquez. good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
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scot peterson's attorney says allegations his client is a coward and failed to meet the standards of police officers % are, quote, patently untrue. he says peterson's heart goes out to the families of the 17 victims and he wishes he could have prevented their deaths. broward county sheriff's deputy peterson is push back against some of his biggest critics including president trump. >> we saw peterson standing outside of that school. he wanted no part of it. >> reporter: and broward county sheriff scott israel. >> i was disgusted. i was just demoralized with the performance of former deputy peterson. >> reporter: in a statement defending his actions, peterson's attorney says his client initially received a call of firecrackers and not gunfire. and ran to the three-story building where the shooting occurred. that's where peterson heard gunshots but believed they were coming from outside. consistent with his training, mr. peterson took up a tactical position at a corridor or corner between two nearby buildings. radio transmissions about a possible victim by the football
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field served to confirm mr. peterson's belief that the shooter or shooters were outside. >> when there's over 100 rounds being fired from inside of one building, you know where those rounds are coming from. >> reporter: broward sheriff's office deputies association president jeff bell is critical of peterson's claims and points to the 1999 cliolumbine massacr that changed how law enforcement responded to active shooters. >> with columbine, it was a long time before the s.w.a.t. team got there and we lost innocent lives because of that delay. we're now trained that we can't wait for s.w.a.t. anymore. so the first arriving units on scene, you got to make that decision to go in. >> reporter: peterson's attorney said peterson is the one who initiated a code red lockdown at the school and told administrators to review camera footage to identify the shooter. the sheriff's office declined to comment on peterson's claim, saying his conduct remains part of an ongoing internal investigation. john. >> manuel, thanks. a fascinating investigation.
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also more context to how difficult it is in these moments not just fear or not fear but different procedures you can follow. >> decisions to be made. tough. one stoneman douglas student survived to tell her story thanked to a first responder's split second decision. when police found 17-year-old maddy wilford inside a classroom, they thought she was dead. bullet wounds to chest, abdomen and arm. a rescue crew told hto take her to a hospital 30 minutes away. until the fire lieutenant lazaro ojeda heard maddy's voice. >> she told me she was 17. so at that point, i looked at will and i go will, we're going to north broward, it's only ten miles away. >> i'd just like to say that i'm so grateful to be here and it wouldn't be possible without
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these officers and first responders and these amazing doctors. >> the hospital where maddy had three operations practiced an active shooter drill last year. she's expected to make a full recovery. in our next hour, another survivor of gun violence, house republican whip steve scalice talks with us about his meeting with students from stoneman douglas high. people from louisiana to indiana are dealing with major flooding this morning. heavy rain and melting snow caused rivers to rise to record highs, flooding home, and businesses. more rain is expected to start tonight. flood watches and warningings are in effect all the way from texas to the great lakes. david begnaud is in downtown louisville where the flooding is the worst the city has seen in two decades. david, good morning. >> reporter: hey, norah, good morning. among a lovely sunrise here in louisville, the waters receding along the ohio river. that's the banner headline everybody is more than happy to
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here. february ended up being the wettest month ever. they got about 10 inches of rain in just five days. here's what it did. that's the ohio river. the river rose and as it did, the river swol, right. the water started to move into the city downtown. you've got, parking garages here where vehicles are under water. look how close the water is to the street signs. it's only about four or five feet under the traffic lights through downtown louisville. the ohio river has caused problems in aurora, indiana, where the water was so high on monday it reached the bottom of the football field goals and even the scoreboard. more than 70 rivers across the u.s. are experiencing moderate to major flooding right now. looking ahead, rain is expected in arkansas and mississippi tonight. and even tomorrow. and that could cause some flash flooding. gayle, back here in louisville, they got about 40 billion gallons of rain that fell, 40
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billion gallons of water that fell on the city of louisville over the last five days. that's about the same amount of water that the city produces in ten years. >> got it, david, your pictures really tell the story there, thank you very much. for the first time, we are seeing images of two of the four u.s. soldiers killed by islamic militants in the african nation of niger last october. newly released video showed sergeant la david johnson and dustin wright with their unit which also lost two other soldiers in the battle. david martin is at the pentagon with this story. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the military's investigation into the ambush has now been delivered to the secretary of defense for final review and is expected to be released to the public some time in march. >> anybody can shoot a gun. demo's something else. a lot more fun. >> reporter: staff sergeant
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wright demonstrates how his team detonates weapons. while sergeant la david johnson, full of life, does back flips, sings and jokes with a nigerian soldier his team was training. johnson's full-time job was as a mechanic but he did double duty as a bearber. >> something you haven't been asked? >> not yet, not yet. >> reporter: just three weeks later, on october 4th, johnson, wright and two other soldierings were ambushed and killed by terrorists. johnson's body was not recovered for two days. which speaks volumes to retired brigadier general donald bolduc, the former commander of special operations in africa. >> there was most likely an element of suffer price that the patrol was overwhelmed quickly. >> you're defending your country? >> reporter: special forces were in niger to train the local troops who according to their commander were chasing roaming bands of terrorists.
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heading out on what was supposed to be a simple reconnaissance patrol but halfway through the patrol, the special forces were given another mission, check out a campsite where a wanted terrorist had been spotted a few days earlier. >> going out, checking out an area that a high value target has just been in would be a, you know, high-risk mission. >> reporter: at a memorial service, one of their commanders said as the team was running out of ammunition and about to be overrun, they sent out a distress call once used during the vietnam war. broken arrow. norah. >> all right, david, thank you so much. new fighting in syria threatens a russian-backed humanitarian pause in a battle for the rebel-held area near the country's capital. the eastern ghouta district has faced a deadly bombing campaign by the syrian government. russia, syria's most powerful ally, ordered the daily five-hour pause in the fighting.
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more than 500 people have died in eastern ghouta since last week. seth doane is now in damascus. seth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. government-held areas of damascus have also been shelled by rebels lobbing mortars and it was reports of shelling on those humanitarian corridors today that may have thwarted efforts to evacuate civilians. syrian state tv reporter was on live near one of the corridors when there was an explosion. footage shows the road meant to be carrying evacuated civilians from ghouta has been quiet this morning. the plan had been to allow them to escape this -- the barrage of air strikes, bombs and shelling that have pounded this part of the capital for more than a week. it was a bit quieter overnight ahead of the planned russian-backed five-hour pause. but reports from this hell on earth are dire. the white helmets posted this video of at least two small children being carried from the
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rubble of their home. they asked, "where is mom?" the u.n. estimates as many as three quarters of private homes have been damaged. civilians have caught refuge in cramped underground shelters where hospitals are still standing. they can't provide much help. a syrian doctor describes a catastrophic situation at her field hospital with exhausted hungry medical staff operating with depleted stocks. and seeing the unimaginable, dead bodies and terrible wounds, while hearing bombs dropping nearby. those here in government-held areas in damascus are also tired and weary of this war. we were with one 15-year-old boy last night as he checked facebook to see if school would be open today. it wouldn't have been closed for weather reasons but for war. gayle. >> boy, thank you very much, seth doane reporting from damascus. a $10,000 reward is being offered fo on the
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mysterious disappearance of a government scientist. timothy cunningham is an epidemiologist at the centers for disease control and prevention in atlanta, georgia. he disappeared more than two weeks ago after he left work early saying he felt sick. omar villafranca is near cunningham's home near atlanta with more on this mystery. >> reporter: cunningham is a disease detective with the cdc. deploying to public health hot spots to investigate viruses like zika or ebola. no one has heard from him or seen him since february 12th. this community is rallying to make sure the man himself is not in danger. investigators return to the woods around timothy cunningham's house monday searching for more clues. >> i'm not so sure what else we can do with that area. >> reporter: his family found his wallet, his car, even his beloved dog, all left behind in his atlanta home. >> timothy has been unaccounted for since the 12th. >> reporter: cunningham's
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father, terrell, drove from maryland to georgia after not hearing from his son for two days. his parents and other family members have been putting up missing posters throughout cunningham's neighborhood. and they've tried to get the word out about his disappearance to the media. >> he has such a history of being so responsible and dependable that i think that is what puts us all at such disbelief. >> reporter: cunningham graduated from morehouse college and earned advanced degrees from harvard. the 35-year-old cdc scientist reportedly lived alone. his next door neighbor viviana tori said cunningham said something odd to her husband the day he disappeared. >> he told my husband to tell his wife, me, to erase his cell phone number from my cell phone. >> reporter: police do not suspect foul play. but they also say they're exploring all possibilities. cunningham's family is pleading for the public's help.
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>> if anyone sees anything that relates to or think you have seen timothy, please call the number. >> reporter: the cdc released a statement. i want to read it to you. they said dr. cunningham's colleagues and friends at the cdc hope he is safe. we want him to return to his loved ones and his work protecting people's health. >> that is quite a mystery. i hope they find him. >> i do too. it's such a cryptic message. it seems to indicate he knew he was leaving whether it was on his own or not is the question. very scary story for his family. >> we'll follow up on it. could your cell phone help companies eavesdrop on you so they can catch in? ahead, we're going to look at the concerns over whether your conversations are being monitored even when you're not on a call. can good morning, a lot of people waking up to a great view of snowy hillsides across the south bay after the storm that came through brought us low elevation snow. here's a view from san jose.
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a few wispy clouds out there but mostly clear conditions. it is cold, and yes, windy as well. but the storm has moved down towards southern california. just wait, though, we have another one on the way. it's going to be quite a soaker. we could get anywhere from a 1/2 inch to an inch and a half of rain and several feet of snow for the sierra.
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a former stylist is going public with sexual harassment allegations against ryan seacrest. >> ahead, why she accuses the tv network of whitewashing years of misconduct. >> you're watching cbs this morning. un-stop right there!
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this is a kpix 5 morning update. good morning, it is 7:26. i'm michelle griego. today a man arrested in connection with two mail bombings including one that targeted an east bay police officer is due in court. ross lave rty faces federal charges of mailing an explosive device with the intent to injure or kill. bay area drivers could experience extra headaches for the next few weeks and that's because drivers on the richmond san rafael yell bridge are being told to ignore warning signs. they will see red x's and green arrows in various configurations. just note, these are tests. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning, time now is 7:27. and we continue to track delays
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due to an earlier accident. this is along 101, and you can see traffic backed up clear into novato. near ignacio boulevard, a 26 minute ride from roland to 580. an earlier crash, 101 to central, fluid from that crash, spilled in the lanes there. pretty bright out there. grabbed shades you're going to need them. 20 minute free from arena parkway to sir francis drake. calmer conditions and clear skies as we can see on all of our live cameras. temperatures in the 40s but it feels a lot colder because of the winds. windy conditions out there causing a low windchill for places like mount diablo, 4 degrees. sfo dealing with 12 miles per hour winds coming from the northwest, napa 9, fairfield 20, here's what's to come. starting wednesday afternoon through saturday morning, we're going to get rain and snow, a significant amount for the bay area.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." it's a beautiful sunrise there. here are three things you should know this morning. white house communications director hope hicks is testifying right now before the house intelligence committee. the closed door interview is part of the ongoing investigation into russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. hicks was supposed to appear last month. but her interview was delayed over questions about what she could discuss. it's not clear if there are any limitations on today's testimony. >> georgia's lieutenant governor is threatening to retaliate against delta airlines for ending its nra discount program. republican casey cagle tweeted this, i will kill any tax legislation that benefits delta
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unless the company changes its position. delta appeared close to receiving a proposed $50 million tax break on jet fuel. the airline is one of a growing number of large companies to cut ties with the nra after the deadly florida school shooting. and sam's club is rolling out its new same day delivery program today in an effort to take on amazon. the warehouse retailer is offering the service for people in st. louis, austin and the dallas-ft. worth area. sam club plans to expand the program to more cities later this year. ryan seacrest is working as usual after his former stylist laid out her sexual harassment claims against him. sea crest appeared this morning on "live with kelly and ryan." he made no mention of the allegations against him. the woman told "variety" about numerous incidents of harassment and assault. jericka duncan is here. good morning, jericka. >> good morning. the stylist's attorney not fighted the e! television network of the alleged misconduct back in november.
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it was seacrest himself who then took the allegations public, without naming hardy. he denied the claims. hardy says results of an e! investigation forced her to come forward now. ryan seacrest is one of america's most recognizable tv personalities. but it's his alleged actions off camera that are now putting him in the spotlight. in an interview with "variety," seacrest's former stylist susie hardy says she suffered years of unwanted sexual aggression by sea crest, saying he grinded against her while wearing only his underwear, globing her je . >> it left a welt when she got home. >> reporter: "variety" reporter daniel holloway spoke to hardy. >> we've seen that photograph, "variety" as well. >> reporter: hardy says human resources for e! asked her about her relationship with seacrest and she says she was fired after
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she told them what happened. this past november, saying she was emboldened by the me too movement, hardy had her lawyer send a letter to e! details her allegations. the company hired outside counsel to conduct an internal investigation, which found insufficient evidence to substantiate allegations against seacrest. hardy told "variety" e!'s investigation left her with a feeling of total exasperation, saying it was obvious the investigator was whitewashing it for seacrest's side. >> we know the e! investigator did not reach out to four people she referred to him who she said could help corroborate her story. >> reporter: e! responded monday by saying its investigation was extremely comprehensive and thorough. any claims that question the legitimacy of this investigation are completely baseless. seacrest's attorney says it is upsetting to us that "variety" is electing to run a story about untrue allegations. he added that hardy threatened to make false claims unless she
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was paid $15 million. a charge hardy and her lawyer told "variety" was untrue. >> we obviously wouldn't have published this story if we didn't feel that it was highly credible and highly compelling. >> reporter: hardy's lawyer did not respond to our requests for comments. seacrest is still scheduled to tape "american idol" this weekend and host e!'s red carpet for the oscars on sunday. >> and the reboot of the new "american idol" starts in a couple weeks too. >> there's more to come i'm sure on this story, this isn't the last we've heard of it. >> jericka, the e! investigation, that was done by an outside law firm? >> we believe by an outside law firm. they interviewed multiple people. this woman says she was interviewed at least three times but claims she felt as though those investigators really were on the side of ryan seacrest. >> got it, okay, thank you. ivanka trump is drawing criticism for her answer to a question about the more than a dozen women who accused the president of sexual misconduct.
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the president's daughter said she should not be asked about the issue, even though she's also a senior white house adviser. >> i think it's a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he's affirmatively stated that there's no truth to it. i don't think that's a question you would ask many other daughters. >> ivanka trump says she has a right to believe her father's denials. it's so interesting on these questions of propriety in the trump white house because president trump came to office saying let's not be politically correct when it's an important issue and ivanka trump said this is an important issue. she tweeted solidarity with oprah winfrey after her speech saying the time's up movement, it's important for us to rally together. >> i remember that -- i had the first interview with ivanka when "the new york times" detailed many of these allegations and i asked her specifically about some of the groping allegations and she said, quote, my father is not a groper.
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>> not a groper, i remember that. i remember that was a very awkward exchange because she clearly didn't want to answer it. i think nbc had the right to ask the question. she's playing the daughter card but she's also a senior -- she also has an official role in the white house, which makes it a fair question to be asked. >> and she said let's not let propriety get in the way of talking about this times up movement and how you handle this investigation. >> really interesting. now to this story, could you phone secretly be listening to everything you say even when you're not on a call? >> yes, it can. >> it's often that they're seeing ads that they don't know how they possibly got there. they're about very private information that they didn't mean to reveal or didn't think they revealed to anyone. >> up next, we're looking into gayle king's phone and tony dokoupil looks at how much information companies collect about us and puts the smart phone to test.
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some people can't shake the feeling that their phones may be picking up their conversations even when they're not making the call. recent headlines highlight how some consumers believe they could be getting ads just by chatting about products in normal conversation. to tony dokoupil did some research of his own. >> reporter: if you're getting ads for things you never searched for online, you may thi think a company is listening in. companies know so much about you already, they probably don't need to eavesdrop. so you have this feeling that your phone is listening to you? >> definitely. >> reporter: sam is sure she gets ads from facebook and google from things she only mentioned out loud. >> i didn't write that in my e-mail. i didn't check it out online yet. it's just popping up, kind of weird. >> reporter: weird enough to convince her the companies are eavesdropping through her phone's microphone. but are they? >> i think it's very, very
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unlikely -- >> reporter: sandy is a former facebook operations manager. he says constant streams from so many phones would be too expensive to gather and analyze and all the data would drive up people's phone bills. beside, he says, companies don't have to listen to know what's on your mind. >> they know a tremendous amount about you. that enables them to make guesses about what to advertise to you that can be uncannily accurate. >> reporter: that's because they already mine a cross section of personnel data including almost everything we post, share and search for online. >> for the last few years, it's gotten more invasive. i think it continues in that direction unless we stop it. >> this is our homepage. >> reporter: gabriel weinberg has been trying to do just that through his company duck duck go. he opened might google account to demonstrate just how much information has been collected about me. >> it knows i came to duck duck go today. >> this is just yesterday, 159
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different items they've tracked you across, ad search, map, youtube, books. >> reporter: google says it has access to 70% of credit and debit card transactions in the united states. along with facebook and others, it also monitors much of what we're doing across the web. using hidden tracking technologies, the companies can see many of the pages you and people connected to you are visiting. allowing them to better tailor their ads. according to the author of one study, google has trackers on 76% of websites. while facebook watch us on 23% of sites. would you say that the advertising model for the internet is based on a breach of privacy? >> i think it has passed that level for facebook and google. >> reporter: how so? >> in that people don't realize that they can be targeted to the degree that they are. >> reporter: but people like bill can watch the watchers. >> there's all this data it's sending out. >> reporter: we asked the
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security researcher from the electronic frontier foundation to help us with a test. maybe you'll find a deal out there for a cuisinart coffee maker. we discussed several house hold products while he monitored activity on a nearby cell phone, watching for any secret audio transmissions. so from what you're able to see today, bottom line, has that phone been listening to our conversation? >> we haven't seen any audio recordings being sent. >> reporter: and we never saw ads for the products we discussed either. yet even if companies are listening to people as sam nguyen suspects she tells us she's not overly concerned. were any of the ads helpful? >> a few actually. >> reporter: she says an upside to advertisers knowing her so well. >> it is creepy for sure, it is very creepy, but i'm not completely, like, oh, my god this is terrible. >> reporter: google and facebook have both denied using cell phone microphones to collect information for ads.
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in a statement, google wrote, we do not use ambient sound from any device to target ads. while facebook did not respond to our request for comment it previously said, we show ad based on people's interests and other profile information, not what you're talking about out loud. but the fact remains, they know so much about us already, they don't need to listen in. >> so it's just a coinky-dink if we're having a conversation and then it appears on the phone. do you believe that now? >> i do believe that because as one of the experts pointed out to me, our phones are gathering so much about us that we volunteer, it's almost like those old cop detective movies, two guys in the car watching you at all times, that's happening in our phone every day. >> what about our e-mails? >> same thing. everything we post, everything we share, everything we voluntarily disclose. >> if you think this is happening and you see the ad, it confirms your previous bias. >> that's right. >> that's true. >> i'm with the woman with the baby who said it's creepy but it's not so unsettling for me. >> working for her. >> yes. >> i get it. >> thank you, tony. >> thank you.
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>> you can hear more of our conversation with duck duck go ceo gabriel weinberg on our cbs this morning podcast. that's a good name for a company. available on i-tunes and apple podcast. >> duck duck go ceo. i like that. pop star demi lovato starting her new tour with a personal message ahead and only on cbs this morning, we hear from demi about her own struggles with mental health and how she's working to help a lot calmer out there today after the wild weather we got on monday. clear skies, cool conditions and windy, but the snow that came down across our local hills, cold enough for most to stick around and a great view toward the east. most of the precipitation across southern california. we are waiting for our next storm to arrive wednesday night through saturday morning. we could see almost an inch and a half of rain, especially along the coastline.
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program. daca provides protection for people brought to the country illegally as children. "the new york times" says a report finds anti-semitic incidents surged 57% in 2017 from the year before. there were nearly 2,000 incidents last year. the jump was the largest in the single year since the anti-defamation league began keeping track back in 1979. that says the likely factors include the device of state of american politics, the emboldening of extremists, and the effects of social media. cbsnews.com reports one in seven teens are sexting. a new study finds teenagers have been sharing sexual messages, images, or videos at an increasing rate over the last decade. the research finds boys and girls are equally likely to participate. the cdc says 41% of teens report having sex, and that's a decline from previous years. >> sexting bad idea. i don't care who you are. britain's "guardian" says "step aside, johnny .i."
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our, the sonoma county bo this is a kpix 5 morning update. good morning, four minutes before 8:00, i'm anne makovec. and criticism on emergency response. in one hour, the sonoma county board of supervisors will go over a new state report. it says county leaders were not prepared for last year's devastating wine country wildfires. today a push to process rape kits, santa clara county supervisor cindy chavez is recommending the kits of evidence take no longer than 30 days to be processed. the reason to address the backlog of untested kits in law enforcement agencies in california. traffic and weather coming up next.
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good morning, time now is 7:57. and we are tracking some slow speeds for drivers making their
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way through the south bay. keeping your ride in the red as far as the travel times go. 8 minutes from 280 up to bariesa. this crash at capitol avenue blocking two lanes at this time. southbound 880 near dixon landing, finally clearing and we are starting to see some speeds improve. we're still stuck in that red travel time. an hour commute from 238 to 237. that is a check of your traffic. don't blame a lot of drivers for wanting to look towards the hills. look at this view from our dublin camera. the diablo a nice coating of fresh powder. snow as low as 1500 feet, reported about 2:00 a.m. temperatures until the 40s. it feels a lot colder. we can even see the winds pushing the trees around on that dublin camera. we're getting strong winds, sustained winds at san francisco, 16, stronger in fairfield with gusts around 30 to 40 miles per hour, the mount diablo area gusting to 60.
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we're getting ready for another storm system to arrive wednesday night through saturday.
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good morning to our viewers in the west. it's tuesday, february 27th, 2018. welcome back to "cbs this morning." president trump tells governors you have to fight the nra once in a while and the next steps of the gun control debate. u.s. news and world report states one state is the best. we'll tell you which one and talk with this governor. but first here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. florida lawmakers are taking steps to raising the age limit to buy the kind of rifle used at the high school. >> president trump wants to move on gun restrictions but the republican led congress fearful of its base isn't budging. scot peterson's lawyers that
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say allegations that his client is a coward are not true. they got 10 inches of rain in five months. government held area in damascus have been shelled and it was humanitarian shelters today that may have thwarted effor efforts. during a carnival cruise last week a family of 23 people had to be kicked off the ship after starting numerous fights and even threatening to throw other passengers overboard. 23 people terrorizing a ship. i hate to break it to you, that's not a family. that's pirates. i didn't know they had pirates in 2018. i'm gayle king with john dickerson and norah o'donnell.
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nra leaders are on our side in the wake of this month's deadly school shooting. he's willing to take on the nra which would pit him against fellow republicans. those republicans only want modest changes in gun laws. they want to arm qualified teachers and strengthen background strength. >> mr. trump is expected to meet with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle tomorrow to discuss possible legislation. major garret is at the white house. major, on this issue the president has said he might break with the nra but he want every state of people that own a gun so is the president going to break with the understand ra and is he going to break with his gun owning supporters. >> reporter: there are a lot of miegts and ifs in this equation right now. there's still no decision here at the white house whether or not to send a legislative package on school safety to capitol hill and if that would even include anything
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significant on gun restrictions. the president has endorsed some ideas about you until we see those specifics, the country and the congress will have no idea how far if at all the president will step away from the national rifle association. >> one thing he does appear to be thinking about getting specific about, is he's expected to announce that he'll run again in 2020 and he's named his former digital campaign guru. why is he making the announcement today? >> reporter: there's a campaign manager, that the president is building out his reelection campaign for 2020. he already filed the paper work for that, held no fewer than nine rallies around the country already for his reelection campaign but the creation of the beginnings of that team with the campaign manager very close to jared kushner, they were very close allies during the entire campaign. brad and jared kushner indicates the president is moving full square toward 2020, a single to
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congressional republicans who condition know if that was the case that he is going to seek reelection and he'll try to help them in the midterms and the midterms is by far the closer and more fearful political reality for those house and senate republicans and if the president moves toward his 2020 reelection campaign he'll try to assist them as best he can. >> all right. those midterms will be important when it comes to that next election afterwards. thanks so much, major. students from marjory stoneman douglas visited members witongress yesterday. they met with the number three house republican, steve scalise louisiana. he was nearly killed in a shooting last june. scalise made it through seven ee monies and returned to work just three months later. he's with us now from the capitol. congressman, good morning. thanks for joining us. you?ood morning, gayle, john and hey norah, how are you? >> i know you met with some of hese survivors p. what kind of changes did they ask for members
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of congress to make? alked talked about policy but eally we talk a lot about shared experience and obviously it got very emotional. some o ilar tf the things they've been through are similar to some of ng to begs i've been through and this is going to be a tough time ow, this, it already is. this doesn't go away. mes something that i know me and the other members of the congressional baseball team still talk about what we went alking abod i'm sure as students againl continue to talk about what they went through. we did talk about some policy aboutstly where we are right now. >> i want to ask you about some of those specifics of policy because some of the survivors have talked about raising the hase an t for those being able to purchase an assault rifle. age to sident has indicated he might support that raising the age to 21. would you support that? >> right now i think if you look and ever are varied in every state also has the ability to hange their law but there are a umber of things being looked at now. now. ut as mune of the ones being
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talked about as much as basically closing loopholes. es.have a lot of mental health resues. federae breakdowns at the federal and local level in law enforcement. clearly a lot of us have serious ques sestions about the fbi and why this wasn't stopped in the first hace when they had this kid anded to them on a silver platter months ago. >> >> congressman, in talking to some of my relatives who have ,r-15, they hear this debate taking place and they think it's ped inault on their freedom and they're being lumped in with samee who shouldn't have access to weapons. fr nstiou hear that same argument from your constituents? >> i do hear that from lions ouents and millions of ar-15 andve weapons like the ar-15 and use them to defend themselves. they have it for self-defense which is the tenent of the second amendment. that's one of the things you've got to balance. you've got to recognize, number othersn cases like this shooting dyd so many others multiple laws were already broken but worse were that, big signs were missed.
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in many cases by government gove missedand the fact that government missed so many of the signs and didn't do the things ect pthey should have done to protect people is one of the reasons that people feel they lves a have a need to protect themselves and their family. >> >> given what you've said and peoples' feeling about personal anddom the request from some of the students in parkland and sther places that there be some limitations, any limitations of any kind on the ar-15, that's ain, that'sing to happen, is it? of the bs not one of the big ithcussions here, closing problems with the loopholes, especially with the instant background check system. we passed a bill in the house backgrouix nics which people are rallying around, that's a bill the passed the house. se was tied to concealed/carrie reciprocity so that's one of the things we sent over to the senate. a senate is looking at a different version of that bill. l thats a bill that has passed
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the house. p it's pretty clear that law ues anement missed some very mportant clues and signals. omeonead lots of warnings it seems but as someone who's been through a shooting do you n thert ar-15s being on the street? k> you can talk about any one weapon and if you ban that g else idoes that mean that nothing else is going to happen? i t cthink if you look i was eretunate in my case that i had scene worcement there on the scene who acted accordingly and took thatdown the shooter. he schoohat would have happened washe school where clearly there was at least one law ooter.ement officer on the scene k thatd instead of confronting the shooter. and k thoseeds to come out and when was that known. those are the kind of things we ingt to know when we say before awaye go changing laws to take get the fights of law-abiding citizens, let's get the fact and see if other people didn't do their job in enforcing existing laws. xisting laws are broken and t ople want to change other laws out annfringe on law-abiding
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citizens. > you talked about an emotional meeting that you had with the theents and there was a very with tsting article in the "the y day tk times" sunday times by activiese students are activists who are out there talking about stillntrol but at night they're till healing very scared kids. what advice did you give to them or what can you say to them as someone who's been through this on how to heal? >> what i shared with them is hereusly what they're doing up here is very important and i reink it's great that they are polging in the political ack ess about you when they go e highome they're going to be t,gh school students again and at some point they're going to till being on with their daily ing withd this is going to be ingering with them the problems they'll be facing. they they ought to be talking amongst themselves. i'm sure they'll be school students counselors. these students all went through this together they should don't go talking to each other. on't go hide in a corner and months lthose feelings because er issue.ter it could become a bigger issue. talk through that experience. hat's what we do up here and ll teaelped all of us on the
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baseball team get through this. hey ought to be doing the same thing. sman l right. d to seeman, it's really good to ee you, sir. >> good to see you. n> thank you for joining us. the top high school graduation rate in the country helped one with state ranked best overall. ahead we'll reveal a just released list of best states and talk to the
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pop star is asking fans to support survivors of the school shooting. she invited several students on stage at her concert last night. we hear from lavoto but why she's focusing on the mental health of the students. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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la vot tow has been a mental health advocate since 2010. and only on "cbs this morning" she spoke to lovato about her mission behind her music. >> demi la vot tow hit a personal note in front of more than 7,000 fans at the debut night of her tell me you love me tour. opening up about her own struggles with depression and addiction. i want to share my journey with people and my story so it can open peoples minds and see there's nothing wrong with you just because you have a mental illness. >> reporter: and providing me
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with a place that was safe and believing in me. >> reporter: now business partners they use the concert tours to inspire others suffering from mental illness to seek help. >> a lot of demi's music allows for healing and it's how do you turn sadness or just a tragic situation into inspiration and empowerment. >> reporter: moved by the images of the florida school shooting, demi personally reached out to some of the students on social media concerned about their mental health after living through the tragedy. >> seeing something that disturbing is just painful to watch and my heart goes out to them. on february 14th, one of the worst mass shootings in american history took place. these students were in school that day. please welcome them to the stage. >> reporter: she invited survivors to her concert last night to share their stories.
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>> there's been talk about wanting to use this shooting for gun reform but you think this is an opportunity to talk about mental health. >> it has nothing to do with politics. it's about healing. and it was how can we help these students heal from what they've been through. these students that came here today and shared their stories are so incredibly brave and courageous and they really are warriors in my eyes ♪ i'm a survivor >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," san diego. so admiral that she's so young in speaking out about something that's so personal to
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her because whenever celebrities of that stat krur speak out it helps somebody do the same. >> it only happens to little people like me and they see a celebrity, they connect and think wow, even them too. >> that's right. kristin ba ran ski is back to talk about how the show succeeds in telling stories about strong women. you're watching "cbs this morning." introducing the prime rib cheesesteak from jack in the box. with strips of prime rib grilled with peppers and onions and smothered in provolone cheese
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700,000 have scrambled to escape the military's violence since august. they're now in bangladesh staying in one of the world's largest refugee camps. cbs reporters traveled to both countries to meet a young rohingya people. in bangladesh, many are risking their lives to document abuse and counter the government's online narrative. >> reporter: one of the things we've noticed throughout our time here in the camps is that everybody has a cell phone. like the lifeblood of camp life really. this is how people get informed. this is how people communicate with family that have been strewn about in many different camps. some still across the border in myanmar. this 30-year-old rohingya man is a critical piece of the network. he himself fled when his village was attacked and destroyed. today he's trying to keep the information coming in from what's otherwise complete darkness. so the reporters inside myanmar, they sending photographs or videos? >> we don't have any new photographs or -- and are
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without evidence. we generally try to be news that's genuine. >> reporter: is your family worried? >> my family do not know what i'm doing. they do not know. we need it to be a secret. i worry if they tell people. >> amazing. weaponizing social media, the rohingya crisis, tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central on cbsn, our 24/7 streaming news network. ahead, what "u.s. news and world report" calls the best state in the country. and guess what -- we're going to talk to the governor. your local news is next.
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public abo she heard was good tuesday morning, it's 8:25, i'm anne makovec. oakland mayor libby schaaf is feeling the heat for warning the public for what she feared was a large scale i.c.e. raid in the works. she's received some death threats. commuters with long b.a.r.t. rides ahead of them will need to remember to charge computers before the ride. they do not include outlets for charging. traffic and weather coming up next.
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good morning, time now is 8:27, and we are tracking some slow downs for your tuesday morning commute. you can see emergency crews in it that center divide. we haven't quite figured out what is going on. a 35 minute ride. expect your travel times to increase heading across the span from 880 to 101. and oakland 880, this is right near the coliseum. northbound traffic on the right side of your screen, 40 minutes up towards the maze. east shore freeway continues to see speeds in the red. 30 minute ride from highway 4 to the maze, and slow stop and go. but some improvement at the bay bridge toll plaza, but we are out of the red, and now in the yellow. 20 minutes into san francisco.
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expect delays on that 6th street off ramp from the 280 extension heading into the city. a very slow ride. if you're anywhere near the dublin area, make sure you look up. this would be the diablo range. a dusting of fresh snow that came through yesterday. about 2:00 a.m., reports of snow coming down near livermore. pretty low snow. also take a look at those pretty choppy conditions on the waters. temperatures in the 40s, but it feels a lot colder. we have a windchill factor to worry about this morning. look at those winds pretty strong across san francisco. the north and east bay hill seeing gusts around 30, 35 miles per hour. a gust came in at 67 miles per hour for mount diablo. it's making it feel a lot colder, precipitation is gone further to the south now leaving us with pretty clear conditions out there ahead of the next storm. this one's going to be the biggest one of the season, bringing us a half inch to an inch and a half of rain.
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welcome back. it's time to show some of the morning's headlines. the "washington post" reports that 50 years after the kerner commission, a new report cites some of the same concerns. the kerner commission concluded the major causes of urban unrest in 1967 were poverty and racism, saying america is "moving toward two societies, one black, one white, separate, and unequal." since then the percentage of american children living in poverty has increased. income inequality has widened, and segregation has current back into schools and neighborhoods. the report says there's no progress from african-american families on homeownership, unemployment, and incarceration in the last 50 years.
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>> disturbing. cbsnews.com reports that some popular goods sold through amazon, walmart, and others are counterfeit. investigators bought 47 products from third-party sellers posted on five major e-commerce websites. the sites were amazon, walmart, ebay, sears marketplace, and newegg. nearly half of the products were counterfeit. they include make-up, mugs, phone chargers, and shoes. investigators say counterfeit products may contain hazardous substances or pose other dangers. the e-commerce companies say they have zero tolerance when it comes to counterfeits. "the new york times" says melania trump is parting ways with an adviser amid backlash over an inaugural contract. stephanie winston wilcoff is a longtime friend of melania trump's. she had been working on a contract basis as an unpaid senior adviser to the office of the first lady. her contract was terminated after the "times" reported that a company created by wilcoff was paid $26 million to help plan the president's inauguration.
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mrs. trump was also reported enraged to learn that will kwil brought in someone to help with events. the associate was paid almost $4 million. and alabama.com reports a one in a million yellow cardinal was spotted in the state. a woman in a suburb of birmingham first noticed the bird in her back yard feeder in late january. after she posted images on social media, birdwatchers and biologists traveled to the area. beautiful. biologists said the yellow cardinal is the same species as the red cardinal but carries a rare genetic mutation making its feathers yellow. >> pretty. >> yeah. not given that name because it's especially fearful. "u.s. news and world report" is out this morning with its ranking of the best states in the country. iowa comes out on top of this year's list followed by minnesota and utah. the report ranked mississippi 49th and louisiana last. it measured states in eight different categories. iowa ranked first overall in infrastructure and in the top
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ten on health care, opportunity, education, and quality of life. iowa's republican governor, kim reynolds, joined fellow governors yesterday at the white house. this morning she's with us at the table along with "u.s. news and world report" editor-in-chief content officer brian kelly. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> governor, before we get to the rankings, you said about -- you said, "the federal government has to play a role in deciding firearm restrictions." what kind of role should the federal government play? >> you know, yesterday we had the opportunity to meet with the president at the national governors' association. so governors of both parties had the opportunity to sit down and listen to some of the president's ideas. i think it's just really important that we look at this from a holistic perspective. we all have a role to play in this. i'm a mother. i'm a grandfather of nine. my daughter is a teacher. we've had some pretty heart-to-heart conversations about what they're doing in their school. we need to strengthen the louse that are on the -- the laws that
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are on the books. we need to do a better job with background checks and do everything we can to keep firearms out of the hands of people that shouldn't have them. whether they have mental illness or domestic abuse. and -- >> with a daughter that's a teacher, do you think it's a good idea to arm teachers? >> you know, again, i think we need to look at everything. i think that needs to be very thoughtful. i think it needs to be a local decision. i don't think that that's something that should be mandated from the federal level. i think they have a role to play -- >> would you want your daughter armed? >> if they're trained and if they have the proper vetting and they're, you know -- are capable of doing that. that's a decision that jessica needs to make. i think that it's important -- there are states that are doing that. there are states that have said, governors i've talked to our educators and administrator, they're not interested in doing that. we can't -- i think it's so important that we just not focus on single issues. we just can't. we need to look for ways to
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secure our schools' single-point of entrance. we need mental health counselors, a security guard in each of the sexual abus-- of th we've got to look at mental health. we've been working on a comprehensive bill in the state of iowa that should go to the floor of the house this week to make sure that we have access and that we're identifying needs. there's a host of things to look at. >> governor, it's great to meet you. we love the state of iowa. i love the state of iowa. >> i love the state of iowa! >> of course you do. and brian, it's interesting to hear -- viewers ranked the states. last year iowa was sixth. now it's first. what's iowa doing right? >> been on the job nine months. impressive. >> yeah. >> there has been some good continuity there certainly in the administration. governor reynolds was the lieutenant governor before. they are just good -- as john said in the graphic -- they're good at a lot of things. we look at 75 different factors.
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we look at whether people go to their doctor's appointment and how much it costs. graduation rate from high school and higher ed costs. so many factors in there. when you add up the numbers, they're number one. they've beat massachusetts -- here with us last year. so there definitely is a competition i think among the states. >> seven of the top ten states have republican governors, right? that say anything about how they're leading those states? >> you know, it's a nonpartisan survey. we're not picking sides on this. it is just about the numbers. there is probably some lessons to be learned there. some of the states also are contingency. -- a are contiguous. you have iowa, minnesota, and nebraska now which probably tells you something about, i don't know, nordic gene line. >> the midwest. >> there's some interesting patterns. you know, this is the second year we've done it. we're beginning to find a lot of interesting things. >> i agree with norah. i've been to iowa a couple of times and had a great experience every time i've been. but iowa's also 90% white.
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so how are people like me supposed to feel about it getting the number-one slot? you know, i'm cinnamon brown with a dollop of caramel, a person of color. what do you say to people of color looking at this -- >> the national average is about 15%, right? >> of what? >> the country. >> yes, yes, yes. >> blacks. yeah. >> iowa's a diverse state in a number of regards. i think the -- the governor can speak to this. it's not a farm state. you know, manufacturing is the primary economy. it's a very interesting, developing, evolving state. there's a large hispanic population there. and so i think -- governor? >> i think a very diverse state and welcoming state. first of all, i just want to say thank you. first of all, it's -- what an honor to recognize iowans that are making a difference in communities every single day all across our state. and iowa truly is a place where if you work hard, dream big, everything is possible. i'm honestly -- a product of that. i grew up in a small town in
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iowa, town's about 500 people. kevin and i, when we were raising our three daughters, to make ends meet i checked at a grocery store during the weekends and on nights. and even with all of that, i -- i'm sitting here today as the governor of the state of iowa. i think it's reflective of the opportunities that exist within our state. >> kevin is her husband who's been -- >> yep, yep. my husband. yep. >> so -- >> not everything is rosy in life. what is the biggest challenge for you as governor right now that you're trying to tackle? >> well -- i think this is consistent across the state. we have an economy that's growing. we have a great business environment. as i've talked to job creators, they're looking forward people with skills. so i'm working with iowans every single day -- first of all, kids in high school, to make sure they know there's many opportunities, different career pathways to great opportunities in the state of iowa. working with adult learners, too. to help get them skills so that they can have a great job and have a great quality of life. and so that is a number-one
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focus. i think if you -- if we have a talent pipeline ready to meet the needs and we're providing opportunities for iowans in our state to really have a great quality of life, that's how we're going to continue to succeed and stay on top. and we're number one graduation rate in the country. i have been very involved in the lieutenant governor in s.t.e.m., science, technology, engineering, and math with a representative in underserved and -- to ensure these kids can be what they want to be. it builds confidence and helps match them with great opportunities in iowa. >> big congratulations to you. >> thank you, thank you. >> governor tim reynolds. good to have you here. >> thank you. christine baranski conquered broadway and tv. she's in the green room with a look at the new season of ♪
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♪ >> emmy winning actress christine baranski has had a three decade career. the juilliard-trained star has dozens of credits on stage and on screen. baranski is best known for portraying lawyer diane lockart on the cbs drama "the good wife can the "and brought it back for a spinoff series "the good fight," first scripted series from cbs all access, a
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subscription streaming service. there's a season two. diane considers taking a new position from someone who has betrayed her in the past. here's a preview. >> i've been asked to be a partner in another firm twiz the size of beddik bowman. >> and you're wondering? >> if i should go. the offer came from someone who betrayed you. >> someone who betrayed you once will betray you again, that's a given. >> isn't it better to go with the devil that you know. >> i never understood that expression. why not go with no devils. >> i just don't like hustling every day to keep this firm afloat. >> yes, you do. you love it. >> christine baranski, welcome back to the table. i love that scene where she says why not go with no devils which i absolutely agree with, but the thing about this show that i think is so great is that you guys really push the envelope. you talk about white supremacy, referring to the president of the united states.
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you talk about racial injustice. you talk about sexual harassment. it really pushes the envelope. is that what you like about it? >> well, i don't see how if you're doing a show with characters that are living in this -- in our surreal time, how you cannot address what is, you know, a world off its axis, and i -- so it addresses exactly the world that -- >> in realtime. >> and they are lawyers, so that is their reality. they have to do cases on sexual harassment and white supremacy or gun violence, so i think more than ever i've been playing this character for nine years, and i've never had more fun. it's never been more rock 'n' roll in terms of the writing. this character of dine lockhart, very pulled together, beautiful clothes, always the grown-up in the room, elegant, eloquent. she gets unhinged. she's addicted to cable news.
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she can't believe what she's watching as, you know, can you relate to this? you can't like process what's going on, and she doesn't know what to do anymore. she doesn't know how to cope, and that takes her to even doin% some microdosing and having a little gun in her desk. >> yes. >> and getting very paranoid. >> a couple of glasses of wine. >> yes, and saying exactly what she means and she drops the "f" word and takes off her shoes and you see a different diane. you see a diane that's more like that. you know, you never see diane like that. >> i'm always saying to the hairdresser, make it messy. >> is she fighting the good fight? what is the good fight? >> i mean, you could interpret that so many times. i think the good fight is trying desperately to hold on to your value system, at least for this character, or how to live in the present moment without losing your mind. i would say that's the overreaching theme of this -- this particular season which is
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13 episodes. >> yeah. >> first of ten. >> yeah. >> even last year was a different show. when i did your show last year, we were talking at a different level of, you know, current events, and it was weird enough then, but the interesting thing is for the writers, they -- they have to chase the news in order to stay on top of it. they almost have to anticipate what's going to happen. we just did an episode on impeachment. we just finished an episode on the golden shower tape, and god knows by the time -- >> that's what i mean by pushing the envelope, christine baranski. >> i know, they are being really brave this year. why shouldn't we be? we're not on network. can afford to be brave and we're living in times that are so abashed and audacious, as artist, at writers, as actors we have to go to that place.
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>> which is to say we don't care if we offend people. there are obviously people that support and are on the other side of these issues that have deep strong feelings that would be opposed. >> and we have characters that are pro-trump. to the writers' credit they don't only write one side, and i would say they argue that they are not writing a political show, that it was never their show to be polemical. they are writing about characters with strong views because they are intelligent people working in a law firm, and they are living their lives so people are living their life these days. >> to go from "the good wife" to "the good fight" part of the popularity is to see the strong women that women have longed to see for on television. >> women of different ages and i started this show in my mid-50s
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and it's nine years. >> you're 42. >> that's backward. >> you have a woman my age the head of a law firm. it's not put in quotation. >> sitting here with a smart cookie and went to oxford and were staying in a dorm room. you go, christine. >> i just using another part of my brain. it's one of my regrets that i didn't go to up. i loved being a schoolgirl, and loved libraries and books and doing homeworks and this oxford offers a summer program and two years ago i did it. e. lawrence. >> and she did very well. >> up against a wall. i've got to go, christine. just know we're cheering you on. >> thank you so much. >> like another part of the family, christine baranski. the new season of "the good fight" premiers on sunday. find it on the cbs app and on streaming tv like apple and chromecast. we'll be right back.
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good morning, 5 minutes before 9:00, i'm anne makovec. today, a man arrested in connection with two mail bombings, including one that target the an east bay police officer is due in court. ross laverty faces charges of mailing an explosionive device. a report determining that emergency managers in the county were not prepared for last year's devastating wine county wildfires. and tonight, the san francisco police department is holding a town hall meeting to give an update on the investigation into an officer involved shooting. it happened 10 days ago, when police shot at a vehicle. no one was injured, but the man inside was arrested. traffic and weather coming up next.
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good morning, time now is 8:57, and we continue to see those slow downs along the san mateo bridge. stuck in the red, 33 minute ride. heading to san mateo, 101. an earlier crash near 92 keeping you in those drive times in the red as well. 34 minutes from woodside road up to sfo.
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an overturned dump truck still has peninsula overpass, that roadway shut down. this is right over the 101. this has been out there for a couple of hours. likely to be out there a little longer. just a heads up, if you are making your way through san mateo this morning. that's check your traffic. let's check in with netta. what a view we have. this is quite a treat over the diablo range. that would be snow, and that's our bay area hills. so of course get a chance to look in that direction, quite a site to see. we do have mostly clear skies out there. our temperatures definitely feeling cold this morning, while we look to be in the 40s on the thermometer, it feels a lot colder because of the winds. those winds are definitely adding to that windchill. northwest winds in san francisco, 15. antioch, 11. fairfield, 22. breezy conditions, mostly sunny skies now that the storm has moved to the south, but we are waiting for the next round. a big one starting wednesday night through saturday. look how much rain is expected
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for the next few days. then we're drying up for the weekend.
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