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cbs this morning is coming up great day. >> "cbs this morning" is next. your next local update is 7:26. good morning to our viewers in the west. it's thursday, june 7th, 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning." a great-grandmother says she's been resurrected after president trump ordered her release from prison. we'll talk with alice johnson about her 21 years behind bars and her first night of freedom. new police body camera video shows mesa, arizona, officers beating a suspect. how the footage is leading to change for a department already under scrutiny. samantha bee returns to tv and apologizes for using an obscene and sexist word to
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describe ivanka trump. see how her network is making sure she does not cross that line again. first on "cbs this morning," two rock climbers show us how they made history by scaling yosemite's el capitan cliff in less than two hours. and gayle is at the smithsonian's national museum of african-american history and culture. >> inside the exhibit that honors oprah's work, her legacy and her ongoing impact. she's going to see it for the first time with us. we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> alice johnson freed after her life sentence was commuted by president trump. with some help from kim kardashian. >> a homecoming after more than 20 years in prison. >> i want to speak president donald j. trump. >> four officers in arizona placed on lead after video caught them punching an unarmed
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man. >> rudy giuliani escalating efforts to discredit the mueller investigation. >> democrats that make up the mueller team are trying very, very hard to frame him. >> an unimaginable scene is unfolding in guatemala. the u.s. air force air lifted six children to a hospital in texas for burn treatment. >> we witnessed workers pull several bodies from the rubble. >> a powerful tornado touched down outside laramie, wyoming, during the evening commute. >> an impressive twister there. >> the cmt awards in nashville honored the top country music videos. ♪ >> all that -- >> delivered! >> warriors win game three in cleveland. >> a dazzling display from kevin durant. >> and all that matters. >> a lot of people were offended and angry that i used this to describe the president's daughter last week. i'm really sorry that i said that word. but you know what, civility is just nice words. >> on "cbs this morning." >> a man has been arrested after
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stealing a military tank and taking police on a two-hour joy ride through the streets of virginia. now, obviously this is a crime and it's a bad thing to do but, in my defense, it was our best episode of "carpool cakaraoke" date, you're going to love it. >> presented by toyota, let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." gayle king is on assignment and what an assignment it is. we'll hear from her lawyer from washington. so alex wagner is with us. >> thanks for being here. >> a woman in prison for 21 years for her role in a cocaine distribution ring is back home in tennessee. after president trump commuted her life sentence. alice johnson left an alabama prison last night and rushed into her family's arms. we will hear from her in just a moment. >> the president orders johnson's release after a personal appeal from kim
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kardashian west. the reality tv star calls johnson's freedom the best news ever. it was president trump's seventh act of clemency since taking office. this morning on twitter, he wished johnson a wonderful life. adriana diaz is in memphis, not far from johnson's new home. adriana, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. alice johnson is a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. her supporters say her life sentence was too harsh for a first-time, nonviolent offense. we spoke to her family this morning who told us last night they all gathered at her sister's house for a big meal and they hardly slept a wink because of their excitement. alice johnson waited 21 years to embrace her family as a free woman. >> i'm feeling no handcuffs, nothing on me. i'm free to hug my family. i'm free to live life. >> reporter: the 63-year-old great grandmother was serving a
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life sentence without parole for her role in a memphis-based cocaine trafficking ring. >> i've been resurrected from the dead literally. >> reporter: johnson was convicted in 1996 of eight criminal charges including drug conspiracy and money laundering. >> i made one of the worst decision ises of my life to make some quick money. >> reporter: after watching this video from the news website mike, kim kardashian west became involved in johnson's case. she tweeted in october that johnson's sentence was unfair. >> i'll do whatever it takes to get her out. >> reporter: she met with president trump in the oval office last week to champion johnson's cause. on twitter wednesday, kardashian wednesday thanked president trump and his senior adviser jared kushner for johnson's commu communetation. adding it gives hope to so many others also desevening of a second chance. >> kim kardashian gave alice the news she was going to be free. >> reporter: brittany barnett is one of johnson's lawyers. >> as you can imagine, alice was
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overwhelmed with joy and tears. >> reporter: in a statement, the white house said, while this administration will always be very tough on crime, it believes that those who paid their debt to society and worked hard to better themselves while in prison deserve a second chance. >> alice is free to represent much more than freedom for alice johnson. it gives hope to a mass of people that are still incarcerated under these unjustice sentences. >> reporter: under president obama, the justice department had opposed johnson's request for early release. citing the size and impact of the drug trafficking ring. now, her communetation may come as a surprise to some, after trump's recent comments that some drug dealers should get the death penalty. >> alice johnson joins us from memphis along with her daughter, katina scales. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> i know this was your first name home in 21 years.
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how are you doing this morning? >> i'm doing great. i woke up without a bunk bed over my head. it's great. >> that's right. katina, what is it like having your mother home? >> oh, the excitement and the happiness and knowing she's sitting right here next to me and there's no guards anywhere. that's wonderful. >> alice, you noticed there is no bunk bed over you. what else have you noticed since you've been out? >> the city has changed a lot. i kept asking where am i. there's so many new buildings and i've noticed that -- i've noticed people on the phone a lot. >> alice, what's your plan, the first day of freedom? we know you're doing some television of course. what are you going to do with your time? what are you going to do with your family? >> we are just connecting. last night, we had such a huge
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and today is family and friends today. >> tell us what it was like to get that phone call from kim kardashian west that let you know you'd be getting out. >> it was the most incredible day of my life. the most incredible, amazing, overwhelming day, moment of my life. when kim told me i could go home, i started screaming and jumping up. i know people that were looking in the window probably thought i was having some kind of fit. >> what do you want to say to her? >> i wanted to tell my war angel that i thank you for never giving up, that you did it, you never gave up on me, you fought and you fought until i was free, and that was one thing she told me is she would not give up on me. i just like to thank her and hug her. >> alice, in the video that first caught kim kardashian
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west's attention, you said the real miss alice is a woman who has made a mistake. tell us how you came to that conclusion and how you turned your life around when you were in prison. >> for me, i know that this is something that i can't even imagine that i did what i did in the beginning. but i turn might life all the way around in prison. and decided that i am not going to just do time or let time do me. i'm going to make the most of this opportunity. and i'm going to be of service to others. because really, that's what life is about. life is more than just living for yourself. and it was a big wake-up call for me to see -- to just be around the women that i was around. my perception of prison was totally different. >> alice, will you -- if you had a chance to talk to the president, what would you tell him? >> i would tell president trump thank you so much. that i am going to be that one that is going to make you so
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proud, and i hope that my life will encourage him to do this for others too. >> i know there are more than 2,000 nonviolent offenders that are still serving life sentences. are you going to spend part of your life outside jail trying to help them? >> i have to. yes, i have, i feel that i have that responsibility to them to also reach back and help them. >> wow. alice johnson and catina scales, we thank you for joining us this morning, we wish you the best. >> thank you for having us on. >> thank you. >> remarkable to think about what she did in prison. because she was a minister to so many other women there. and because of her good behavior, the warden allowed her to do these video conferences which is how she sort of became somewhat of a celebrity in certain communities, that allowed her to get in front of president trump. >> i'm sure she will be continuing to pen some dramas.
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>> the power of redemption. mesa, arizona,'s police chief is promising changes in his department after new video shows his officers attacking an unarmed man during an arrest. we warn you, this video is disturbing. the officers are seen punching the man repeat lid before wrestling him to the ground. they say he refused to sit down. the mesa police department has been under scrutiny before for excessive force. jamie yuccas is at police headquarters in mesa. >> reporter: good morning. the officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call when they encountered 33-year-old robert johnson and his friend who's accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment. the video shows what happened leading up to the incident and the aftermath. >> i'm not going to ask you again, have a seat. >> reporter: newly released video shows officers on the upper floor of a partment building ordering him to sit down. when he apparently failed to comply, the officers move in.
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>> sit [ bleep ] -- >> reporter: three are seen punching johnson, including several blows to the head. surveillance video also shows an officer kneeing him in the stomach. >> see what happens -- >> reporter: after being handcuffed, johnson can be heard swearing at police. >> and then i'll [ bleep ] you [ bleep ] -- >> reporter: johnson's attorney says it's a clear case of excessive force. >> he wasn't doing anything wrong. they searched him. they patted him down. and they went over to the wall and they beat him up. >> reporter: police say they acted only after johnson refused to cooperate and in an incident report, one officer wrote, johnson's body language looked like he was preparing for a physical altercation. still, mesa's police chief is opening a formal investigation and changing police policy. >> there's going to be a special directive that says that we will not strike somebody in the face or in the head unless they are showing us active aggression. >> reporter: mesa police department made national headlines in the past over excessive use of force.
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officer phillip brailsford was acquitted of second degree murder charges inch shooting of david shaver. body cam video showed unarmed shaver crawling and begging for his life, then reaching toward his pocket before brailsford shot him multiple times. [ gunfire ] roman batista took over as chief of police just last year. he very quick he went to release those videos after a pastor showed them to him last week. three police officers and a sergeant are now on paid administrative leave. >> jamie, thanks. so disturbing. north korea has not responded to provocative comments from president trump's lawyer rudy giuliani about next week's summit with kim jong-un in singapore. >> kim jong-un got back on his hands and knees and begged for it, which is exactly the position you want to put him in. >> giuliani made these comments yesterday in israel about the
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meeting that has already been derailed once. the president talked about the summit yesterday. reportedly saying it's called the land of the unknown. who knows? we'll maybe make a deal, maybe not. one administration official tells cbs news talks ahead of the summit are continuing but the president is willing to walk out. six krirn children injured devastating volcanoic eruption in guatemala are in the u.s. for treatment of burns. they landed overnight in galveston. they will be treated at shriner's hospital for children. the eruption killed nearly 100 people. about 200 others are missing. manuel bojorquez is in escuintla. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. authorities are warning about the potential for more volcanic flows. there's still smoke rising from the volcano. even though residents here are aware of the danger looming up
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above, we found some are still refusing to leave. after volcan de fuego's eruption, help is arriving. but in the village of san miguel los lotes, now covered in ash, the chance of finding anyone alive is now disappearing. he says we're going to a part of this village where rescue workers are right now trying to recover bodies. they don't really have a sense there are any survivors left. our cameras were there when lifeless bodies were pulled from the wreckage. a striking distance of the same town four months ago. now much of it is destroyed. and what remains is covered in mud, ash and rubble. you can see this is really pain ta staking work. they're trying to peel back the roof from this one home that was almost submerged by the toxic flow. outside the disaster area, residents lined up for hours for supplies. some say it's the first time in
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days these trucks with food and water have arrived. the people who are waiting in this line tell me that the water here became contaminated by the lava flow. for many of them, it's the first time they've been able to get water and food brought to them. the water is not safe? is not good? >> reporter: in this town, volcanic flows are within striking distance. but despite a mandatory evacuation, many are staying put. yes, he says, to protect my home from those who might steal. with the threat of more eruption, the evacuations here have more than quadrupled in size to now include more than 12,000 people. in addition to flying those six patients to the u.s., the air force is also donating tools and protective equipment to help with the relief efforts here. >> all right, manuel bojorquez in guatemala, thank you. kate spade's husband and business partner said she
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suffered for years before her suicide. andy spade said in a statement the designer was actively seeking help and working closingly with her doctors to treat her disease, but he says her death was a shock, adding there was no indication and no warning that she would do this. he denied she abused drugs or alcohol or they had business disputes. kate spade was found dead in her new york apartment. >> samantha bee says she crossed the line when she used a sexist and vulgar word to describe the president's daughter ivanka trump. the comedian addressed the issue on her show "full frontal" last night but the backlash from viewers and advertisers could put her show in jeopardy. vladimir duthiers of our streaming network cbsn is following this story. >> reporter: tbs does have a practices department that screens the network shows before they air but now according to a new report, tbs executives are stepping in to provide an extra set of eyes. >> i crossed the line, i regret it, and i do apologize for that. >> reporter: if her first show
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since using a sexist profanity to describe ivanka trump, samantha bee acknowledged her words were particularly offensive to women. >> a lot of them don't want that word reclaimed, they want it gone, and i don't blame them. i don't want to inflict more pain on them. >> reporter: according to the hollywood reporter, executive also at tbs are taking steps to make sure bee doesn't hurt their bottom line and will have more scrutiny over bee's show going forward to prevent another incident. something bee apparently alluded to last night. >> these are our new mandatory sensors who will be with us from now on. >> reporter: after last week's show, at least two advertisers suspended their ads, something tbs executives are watching closely. according to the hollywood reporter's matt belloni. >> if there are no advertisers to support this show, this show will stop existing. >> reporter: bee is just the latest comedian to face backlash
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for offensive comments. comedian kathy griffin was fired from cnn's new year's program after sharing a photo that appeared to show her holding the president's severed head. and just last week, roseanne barr's hit sitcom was canceled after she made a racist comment about a former obama administration official. >> these comedians are ground zero of what is considered political and contentious and divisive. so i would not be surprised to see more of them in the middle of these controversies. >> reporter: bee's apology was also at times defiant. she said people should not expect comedians to be paragans of civility. it is 7:19, time to check your local weather. thanks,
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two climbers shattered a record on yosemite's famous el capitan cliff face. ahead, the first look of their climb completed in less than two hours. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota, let's go places. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places.
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good morning. 7:27. an accident on westbound 4 manslaughter one lane blocked right near bailey and you can see that is quickly backing up things for drivers westbound. expect a little over 35 minutes just to go from loveridge to 680. southbound 680 on the right side of your screen making its way down towards walnut creek north main street getting congested not too bad. through novato, 23 minutes 101 at ignacio. clouds rolling in and out. messing with our viewers this morning. here's the "salesforce tower" camera. you can see the cars coming off the bay bridge this morning. the marine layer is covering the top of the "salesforce" tower and we are also seeing cool conditions today. west winds in full effect. temperatures in the 60s and 70s today.
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♪ kevin durant way outside. delivers! >> with that three-point shot, kevin durant clinched game three of the nba finals last night for the golden state warriors. they are just one game away from sweeping king lebron james and the cleveland cavaliers to earn their second straight title. durant scored 43 points, a career playoff high. game four is tomorrow night in cleveland. guess which household will be tuning in? mine. twice on all of the tvs.
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everywhere. i know who you're rooting for. what is gave it away? >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." here are three things you should know this morning. president trump and japanese prime minister abe are meeting at the white house today. japan is among the nations that condemned recent u.s. tariffs on steel and aluminum. he's expected to urge president trump to main tim kaitain a har north korea. the curiosity rover has been exploring mars for nearly six years. it began drilling using a new technique. the space agency's findings will be announced live at 11:00 a.m. pacific time on multiple nasa platforms. and the first look at an upcoming prince album in honor of what would be his 60th birthday today. ♪
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>> happy birthday, prince. we miss you. the unique version of "mary, don't you weep" will be on the album coming out september 21st. it will include never before seen photos and a previously unreleased home studio recording of prince at his piano. a tennessee man sent back to prison after his sentence was reduced by mistake, is expected to file for clemency. matthew charles was released in 2016 after spending 21 years in prison. but in march, a judge ordered him to return to prison and finish the rest of his sentence. the push for his release comes as president trump commuted the life sentence of alice johnson. charles' case has been the subject of tweets from chelsea
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clinton and kim kardashian west. >> we talked about how rare this is. after two years of living as a free man, matthew charles is waking up in jail in kentucky, waiting to be moved to a federal prison where he will face another decade behind bars. while legally he should have never been released in 2016, those close to the father of two say he's already done his time. >> you let someone out, you give them their freedom and then you just take it back. that's grossly unfair. >> reporter: john hairston said goodbye to his long-time friend matthew charles at this april going away party in nashville. charles is now behind bars, a place the 51-year-old knows all too well. in 1996, chafrls was sentenced to 35 years in prison, in part for selling crack cocaine. he served 21 years with no disciplinary infractions. during his time in prison, president obama signed a fair sentencing act, lowering
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sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine offenses. charles appealed for a reduced sentence and released in 2016. hairston said charles came out a reformed man, reconnecting with his family, attending church, and volunteering at a soup kitchen. >> he got a job, a vehicle, a place to stay. so he was really kind of getting his life back on track. >> reporter: but in march, a tennessee judge ordered charles back to prison to finish his sentence. >> as it turned out, i was wrong. >> reporter: the former judge kevin sharp reduced the sentence in 2016. sharp said he made his decision based off an incomplete record that failed to show charles as a career criminal. >> based on the record in front of me, i would have made the same decision. >> reporter: though career criminals are not eligible for reduced sentencing, sharp believes charles should be free. >> he has done sufficient time based on the crimes he committed.
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i believe it's time to release him. >> reporter: but a may 30th filing by the tennessee attorney general cites past drug convictions, with domestic assault, and shooting a man in the head. the filing claims his 2016 sentence was unlawfully reduced. >> he's not necessarily the poster child for, you know, someone that you think of rehabilitating himself. the fact that he got out for two years and showed that he was safe sun usual. >> and that doesn't count for anything according to the law? >> it doesn't matter. >> reporter: he says charles' case is an anomaly. >> do you think there's any fear that releasing someone early and they commit another crime, it looks bad on the justice department? >> any time someone is released after a lot of years for committing crimes and violence, there's always that concern that they may recommit a crime. but the longer they're in, the studies show the less likely they are to resume a life of
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crime. >> it shakes my trust in the justice system. >> reporter: hairston's friendship dates back to the '90s when they were prison cellmates. the pair have kept in touch with letters. >> may 11, 2015 -- john, praise the lord, brother. all is well with me. i'm spending time in god's word and exercising every day. >> reporter: hairston says charles called him from jail a few days ago. >> i think it's harder this time because he's been out, he's done well. he didn't do anything to merit going back. >> reporter: before turning himself in last month, charles told national public radio why he still believes in redemption.
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>> reporter: an attorney for matthew charles told us the commutation of alice johnson greatly encouraged him. in a statement after johnson's commutation yesterday, charles' attorney said matthew charles has also proven worthy of a second chance. obviously this case different from ms. johnson, because he did have more of a past. >> a violent past. >> but the big difference is he was released and experienced freedom for nearly two years. >> it's good that we are talking about the changes and transformations that people go through in prison. an important part of the conversation. thank you for that. two mountain climbers made history, by zooming up the iconic el captain cliff in yosemite. first on "cbs this morning," they take us inside their record setting climb, even faster than john dickerson. and they reveal how they almost did not make it. we invite you to subscribe to our "cbs this morning" podcast.
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two rock climbers shattered a record, once considered impossible, when they scaled el captain in less than two hours. alex and tommy caldwell climb e yosemite's monolith yesterday. it's about 3,000 feet high. david begnaud is here with the climber's story, including footage from their historic ascent. >> reporter: it usually takes three to five days for most people to ascend up the route known as "the nose." local elite climbers can do it in about a day. so when alex and tommy broke the two-hour barrier yesterday, it rocked the industry. >> it looked quite bad, but i feel really good. >> reporter: 1 houn, 58 minutes, 7 seconds. that's all it took for them to speed climb up one of rock climbing's most storied routes.
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>> i wasn't sure we were going up. i saw 1:57, and i said, we're doing it. >> reporter: until they took the challenge, no one else had conquered as the nose of el captain in less than 2 hours and 19 minutes. >> everybody else was like, could the two hour nose be climbed? so it had that allure to it. >> reporter: the duo scaled the formation, rising 3,000 feet from base to summit. that's taller than two empire state buildings. their feat could be likened to the marathon breaking the two hour barrier. >> it's fair to compare this to a two hour marathon. you're pushing hard, using your whole body, trying hard for two hours. >> reporter: this was the third time they tried to scale it in less than two hours. their previous efforts in the last week came up short. caldwell also had two really close calls during their
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training. surviving two falls. two other rock climbers died on el captain last weekend. >> that was heavy. >> i think they were both relatively aware of the risks. so you're just accepting that there is a certain amount of risk, you do your best to manage it. >> reporter: he was the first man to climb el captain solo and without ropes. he talked about taking on new adventures on "cbs this morning" back in january. >> it doesn't have to be a crazy trip. it could be something you're learning and growing in a new way. >> how about anchoring a morning show? >> that would be very difficult. >> reporter: guess what they're now thinking? the el captain climb could be done in under 90 minutes. >> we could go up this evening. >> i think i'm good. >> yeah, don't expect that any time soon. so typically mountain climbing is a slow event. they say going fast can make you fall, but tommy and alex
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insisted this particular route was easy. which helped them stay balanced. >> easy for them to say. >> we do this show in two hours, and they climbed el captain in two hours. and sometimes little lips that their fingers are holding onto. >> right. i'm holding on to my desk and seeing if i can do the show in an hour and 57 minutes. >> amazing achievement. >> thank you, david. up next, a look at the headlines, including a walmart is moving into the wine business. plus, gayle and oprah visit the new exhibit celebrating oprah winfr winfrey's career. >> the latest exhibit at the smithsonian is called "watching oprah," so we're watching oprah with oprah. her reaction -- >> no words. >> they told me it is dazzling. we'll find out what she has to say, coming up on "cbs this morning." >> it's really good. but first,
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trump's charge that the fbi planted a spy in his presidential campaign. yesterday, ryan became the highest ranking republican to contradict the president's claim. ryan also said the president should not try to pardon himself after president trump said he had the pow tore do so. "the washington post" reports u.s. border agents made more than 50,000 arrests in may. it could be an indication that so far, increased enforcement tactics have not been effective as a deter tent. jet blue's animal policies allows only dogs, cats and miniature horses. customers with support animals must submit forces. miniature forces are recognized as service and support animals under transportation department guidelines. >> i've never sewnen a miniatur
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a playoff watch party at oakland's oracle arena... a man was shot and wounded in the parking lot. good morning, it's 7:56. i'm kenny choi. basketball fans were leaving a play-off watch party at oracle arena last night in oakland and a fan was shot and wounded in the parking lot about 9:00. the man was taken to the hospital. no word on his condition or any other details. today's the deadline for rental scooter companies who want to operate in the city of san francisco. applications for the program are dubai 5:00 this afternoon. stay with us; a look at traffic and weather in just a moment. ♪ ♪ legendary jockey víctor espinoza is insatiable when it comes to competing. ♪ ♪ so is his horse.
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good morning. slowdowns in the north bay. southbound 101 slow awe can see delays from petaluma boulevard north down to kastania road. 10 minutes. heavy through novato from roland to 580. 23 minutes almost to the red. if you are trying to cross the richmond/san rafael bridge, that's a slow ride westbound 580 from marina bay parkway to sir francis drake boulevard just under 45 minutes. this view shows you those clouds moving in and out quickly here. those winds definitely pushing that marine layer pretty far inland this morning waking up to gray gloomy conditions even across the san jose area. check out this view of san jose right now. temperatures will 58. 53 in san francisco. 55 in livermore. and overall, we still have this low up in the gulf of alaska bringing in those west winds, cooling things off across the bay area this morning. and then tomorrow slight warming. a ridge of high pressure though is going to take effect and that's going to get here next week. the next few days will hover
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good morning to our viewers in the west. it's thursday, june 7th, 2018. welcome back to "cbs this morning." kate spade's husband says he had no idea the designer would take her own life. ahead a psychiatrist talks about warning signs for others with depression. plus the new exhibit on oprah winfrey, through the eyes of oprah. first here's's today's eye op opener. >> a women in prison for 21 years is back home after president trump commuted her life sentence. >> if you had a chance to talk
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to the president, what would you tell him? >> i would tell president trump i'm going to be the one that's going to make you so proud and i hope that my life will encourage him to do this for others too. >> the officers were responding to a call. the video shows what happened leading up to the the incident and the aftermath. >> even though residents here are very well aware of the danger looming, some are still refusing to leave. >> does have a standards and practices department ta screens the shows before they us air, but according to a new report, executives are stepping in to provide an extra set of eyes. there will be talk about where the hughes the houston rockets are the favored to get lebron followed by philadelphia, cavaliers, third, lakers, fourth, and golden state. him going to golden state, no
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more nba. it there's that suit again. the suit shorts. >> john, maybe a statement for you on friday. >> i'm going to treat that as a rhetorical question. good morning, everybody. i'm norah o'donnell along with john dickerson and alex wagner. gayle king is on assignment in washington. she plans to make him proud. alice johnson ran to her family with her arms in the air after her release from prison in alabama last night. she spent 21 years behind bars for her nonviolent role in a memphis-based cocaine trafficking ring. it does not erase her conviction. >> this was the seventh time the president has granted a pardon or commuted a sentence. most have been for high-profile people or celebrities. kim kardashian who push ed for
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the release said telling johnson the news is a moment she'll never forget. the white house is preparing dozens of other pardons, but did not say who or when. kate spade's husband is revealing details of her mental health struggles. the fashion designer suffered from depression and was actively seeking help. she was found dead tuesday. we should note dr. lieberman did not treat kate spade. good morning. >> good morning. >> her husband said there was no indication, no warning that this was going to happen. how unusual is that and what were the warning signs? >> suicide does not just happen out of the blue. 90% of the people who commit suicide have a psychiatric condition. despite conflicting comments by family members about whether she
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was or wasn't in treatment or was or wasn't ill, it's pretty certain that she had some pre-existing condition, likely mood disorder. if she wasn't getting treatment and because of the stigma or embarrassment was deterring her, that's just shameful and unacceptable. and if she was, why did this happen? it's possible -- i'm not disputing him, but it's hard to believe there was not some indications of the fact she was at risk and there shouldn't have been -- >> what are some of those warning signs that someone might be considering suicide? >> well, first if people begin to sort of isolate themselves, no longer invest themselves in the activities they had previously been doing, they seem to be more emotionally distressed than previously, their sleep might be disturbed. they say i don't have the interest in it anymore. but the biggest prediction is if they have a pre-existing mood disorder. that's the highest associated
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risk factor. and then if they have other things, family history, substance abuse, an adverse life event like marital discord or business discourses. >> if somebody has these signs, what do you do as someone who loves them to help them? >> people tend to tiptoe around sensitive issues like suicide. you shouldn't. you're not going to prompt somebody to do it by asking them. you would ask, i notice you're looking down or not as motivated toward life is. there a problem. if they say like i feel like my life is really empty, ask them, have you ever -- ask them. and say we need to get help. and if you're still concerned, there's a protocol, don't leave
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them alone, removing objects that can be used, and take them to see a doctor. >> the kate spade story is now a growing emblematic situation. is this a growing concern in the u.s.? >> it is. it's not gotten the attention that's due. it's one of the top ten causes of death all the others, heart disease, cancer, auto accidents have gone down decade over decade. suicide has gone up. kate spade in the female demographics was right in the age range where it's highest for women. >> talking about it is one step to combatting it. thank you for your tomb. if you are having suicidal thoughts or would like to speak number is 800-273-8255. first lady melania trump is back in the public eye.
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first lady melania trump is back in the publ e she joined the president of on a fema briefing. it was her first public appearance since undergoing treatment for what the white house called a benign kidney
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condition. the president said show's doing well. >> she went through a rough patch, but she's doing great. the people love you. the people of our country love you. >> they mentioned puerto rico, but they did not talk about the recent death toll. it could be 70 times higher than the government reported. the smithsonian honors oprah winfrey's career and impact on others. >> being on oprah winfrey was the best thing that ever happened to me. oprah saying you're good is worth being on "60 minutes" ten times. >> that's great. >> they get emotional. a first look at the new exhibit at the national museum of african-american history and culture. you're watching "cbs this morning." hi.i just wanted to tell you that chevy won a j.d.power
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♪ the smithsonian's african museum of african-american history and culture is celebrating the life and career of oprah winfrey. gayle is in washington where she previewed the watching of the oprah winfrey exhibit with oprah yesterday. hi, gayle, good morning. >> that sounds so cool, doesn't it? watching oprah exhibit with oprah. i wish i had your wordsmith skills at this moment so i could put into words how i feel. yesterday and today and walking into this room and watching it again is humbling, overwhelming, and in oprah's words are surreal. how many people who are alive get exhibits?
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that's what we asked when we walked through the smithsonian exhibition showcasing the artist and the culture she's changed forever. she's receiving this rare honor for her extraordinary impact -- extraordinary is the word -- for those who tuned in weekly for two decades. we were with her when she saw it for the first time. with a tour from the best museum director we could ever have, lonnie bunch. >> hey, lonnie. >> welcome to watching oprah. >> watching oprah. i love it. >> basically what we've got here is how the world shaped you. so we really changed the civilian rights era. >> 1954. i often say this. i was born at the right time. it was when segregated schools were unconstitutional. even though things didn't turn around yet, it was the beginning of change. >> she was born at the right time. she was no accident.
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>> what i love is to give you a sense of how you were shaped by that but also how you were shaped by the media. >> first time i saw the supremes on the ed sullivan show, colored people, as a 12-year-old girl, i went colored people on color television. this is when i was doing my own hair. that was when i went with afro for like seven years. >> after all your hair fell out. >> yeah. not a strip of makeup. lord have mercy. look at that. oh, my gosh. wait. what's this letter? oh, this is from my journal. >> the night before. >> yes. >> lonnie, this is the night
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before the show. >> exactly eight hours before the first national show. i keep wondering how my life will change, if it will change, what all this means, why have i been so blessed, maybe going national was to help me realize i have important work or that this work is important. i just know that i must be pressed to the mark of high calling. >> you said that the night before? those that's what you were thinking? i you know what mine would have been? i hope it works. >> i'm oprah winfrey and welcome to the very first national oprah winfrey show. >> i was so nervous that day, i had hives under my armpits. >> this show allows people to hopefully understand the power they have. >> but don't you marvel at the consistency of her? the very first oprah winfrey show to show people the power that i have to change their own lives. 's what you said on the first day. >> i really believe you've opened the world of possibilities where people are wrestling with issues they never wrestled with, people feel they can change their lives in part because of the work you've done.
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>> the beating of rodney king came into our living rooms and smacked us in the face. >> there have been opportunities to talk about race but you rarely talk about race across racial lines. so because of me, the confidence people have in you, that i would listen where they wouldn't in another venue. >> you're a peacemaker inside yourself. >> we're going to start a book club. >> everybody is being given a special package. i don't want yo to open it. >> i remember you were wondering what color to wear. >> you wore a color to match the cars. >> you get a car, you get a car. >> there was a lot of thought put into that. >> i love this mural of every show you've ever done with the dates and everything. >> every show? >> every show from the oprah when friday show. >> 4,561. >> lonnie, number one the whole time. ♪ isn't she lovely isn't she beautiful ♪
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>> i couldn't think of anything as transformative in those 25 years as your show. i really can't. >> i thank you for saying that because i do believe we had a big impact on the culture and i continue to feel that from people every day. >> absolutely. and i want to show you something where you'll see this even more. >> oprah winfrey and gayle king inspired me to become a journalist. they brought my family together. we crowded around the tv. she gave me hope that i, too, can be on tv, a strong black woman like her. >> oprah winfrey is the reason i love myself so fiercely and know that my voice matters. >> that makes me want to cry. >> the bottom line is this was your gift and our gift to america. and so we want to thank you for that, for doing just that.
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>> i get it. >> it means a lot to us. >> thank you. >> you're the best, you really are. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> you make me proud. >> wow. that exhibit opens to the public on friday and that's the moment that got -- everybody was fine walking through because we were marveling. it really was a great trip down memory lane, but when oprah hears directly the impact she has on them, that's game-changer. the guy driving me this morning, his name is ied. he came from pakistan. he started watching the oprah winfrey show and he would see her walk in the aisle with the audience and some of the issues he she would cover and he said, she's such a good human. i'm so sorry. when i feel the things that are in this room, its is getting to me. at the bottom line, she really is a good human who just wants to do good in the world and this
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exhibit is a testament to that. i have to say a special shout-out to amy weinblum who's oprah's chief of staff. this is nothing oprah would have done for herself. amy stayed on it. oprah would say, leave it alone, don't want to do it. amy, thank you for that. and rhea and kathleen who put this thing together. i can't even call it a thing. it's beyond amazing. i'm so sorry. >> i'm so glad you shared it with us, gayle. >> oprah was going to go down the other day and view it by herself and you said, no, no, no, let me come down and do it with you. that was so brilliant of you, gayle. >> it was ryan's idea. so thank you, ryan. but i've been there from the beginning, so to see it like this, i am full and i'm so proud. there's nobody like her. you've got to come see it it. opens on friday. >> thank you so much, gayle. it.
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50 years ago this week america lost a a junkyard fire in contra costa county yesterday afternoon prompted health advisories because of the heavy black smoke. a firefighter and two good morning. it's 8:25. i'm kenny choi. a junkyard fire in contra costa county yesterday afternoon prompted health advisories because of the heavy black smoke. a firefighter and two other people were injured slightly. lawyers for the two defendants in the ghost ship warehouse fire will go head to head today. max harris wants to push back the trial to give his defense more time to prepare. derick almena wants to proceed to trial as planned. traffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning. time now 8:27. and we are still tracking some slowdowns for drivers heading out of hayward into foster city. here's a live look. this is the san mateo bridge. and that westbound traffic on the right of your screen there, we are out of the red still in the yellow 20 minutes. if you are making your way along 880, it's been a struggle southbound. southbound traffic on the right side of your screen here. this is just south of 238. so just under 25 minutes down to highway 84. northbound direction, oh, looks like it's jamming up there. we have speeds in the yellow. there may have been an accident because this is definitely starting to pile up
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here. we have just under 30 minutes heading northbound. we'll find out what's going on but to the maze use 580. although that's getting slow in that westbound direction. he give yourself time and space. check this out. we are seeing a little bit of clearing out there. "salesforce tower" looking north at least showing less of that cloud coverage. but here's the view looking east. it's still gray and gloomy on that side. oakland, berkeley, still dealing with that early- morning marine layer. marine layer will burn off around noon today except at the coast. west winds at sfo 17. delays at the airport because of cloud coverage. 53 degrees in san francisco. hot next week.
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in an odd moment during an interview on cnn this morning white house advisor kellyanne conway appeared to misspeak when referring to president trump as the commander in chief. take a look. >> and the problem with the president of the united states and the commander in chief. >> she misspoke. typically he's not the commander in cheese. my question is, is that a real position, and if so do you have to be american born to hold that office?
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because i'm interested. i would crush being commander in cheese. >> someone who loves cheese myself. >> we're all gunning for that job, huh? >> yes, the expanding role of the presidency. welcome back to cnbc this morning right now. it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the new york times" reports on a man who delivered a pizza to an army base in brooklyn and now faces deportation. he was making the delivery friday when a military police officer ran a background check. the officer found an open order of deportation from 2010 and detained him until immigration officils arrived and took him into custody. his wife said this was not the first time he delivered pizza at the base, and he has no criminal record. he's scheduled to be deported to ecuador next week. congressman steve scalise returned to practice yesterday. he received hugs and with
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republican teammates. the gunman opened fire on republicans during a practice last june. five people were hurt. scalise was shot in the hip and nearly died. next week on cnbc our nancy cortis will take us on the scene of baseball. the atlanta journal constitution reports on a study that found, listen to this, nondrinkers are more likely to miss work than moderate drinkers. a lot of fist bumping on the set right now. women who had up to five glasses were week and men who had 16 glasses. >> do the math at home. a cnbc boston station reports on a 1 in 30 million
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chance of orange lobster. it arrived in a shipping market. experts say it's more rare than a blue lobster. some lobsters lack the protein to produce normal pigment. it won't be anyone's dinner, though. it'll be put on display in boston's new england aquerm or an aquarium in japan. >> it's orange to begin with. >> americans are marking this week's 50th anniversary of the death of robert f. kennedy. the candidate was assassinated minutes after winning california's primary. it's close to the grave of his brother, the younger kennedy then spoke to michelle miller about his father's legacy. good morning.
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>> good morning. we met at rfk stadium in washington, named for the former attorney general jt seven months after his dea. when kennedy was killed the united states was fiercely divided. many looked to him to heal that divide. and that's part of an unfulfilled legacy robert kennedy, jr. describes in his new book, "american values." >> i think my father would be disappointed what was happening in the political landscape and the country today. >> strong words. >> he saw america as an example and we should know the difference between leadership and bullying. we should try to promote democracy. >> his new memoir recounts the days when his family was among the most powerful in the world and the most tragic. >> my family had a lot of
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tragedies, but many american families do. my mother always said -- they don't have the support system that we had in our family. i don't think a day goes by i don't run into somebody who doesn't come up to me and say i'm a nurse, i went into public service because of your dad. >> the book is called "american values." did you mean for it to set the record straight? >> really, one of the reasons i wrote that book is for the i think the 105 kennedy children -- >> there are 105? >> i think in the summer last time we counted there were something like 105. and the majority of them now did not ever experience camelot, but at the same time it's a history of kennedys.
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and particularly the 40-year tension between my family and the cia. >> the kennedy feud with the cia was multigenerational. the family patriark joseph kennedy sat on a commission. and his sons john and robert kennedy both railed against the cia's role in vietnam. >> actually, my father the week before he was killed, the first thing he was going to do was remo remove some services from the cia and make the the cia what it was supposed to be, which was an intelligence organization. >> it's almost as if you've setup and detailed an enemies list for those who may have had in for your family. >> there were a lot of enemies my father made and they weren't all cia. >> is that where the seeds of
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doubt were planted that perhaps your father wasn't killed by the person we say he was killed by? >> i never suspected at a level than anydy other than sir han had killed my father until maybe three years ago. >> what changed? >> paul. >> paul was a close friend of kennedy and was with the candidate the night he was shot. it is shrade who took the first bullet and now raised serious questions in robert kennedy, jr.'s mind as well. >> anybody who reads the autopsy report is -- it's hard to believe that sir han shot my dad. he was always in front of my father. and yet all the four shots that hit my father came from behind him. >> that leads you to conclude
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what? >> i don't have any conclusion. you know i -- and my opinion is really irrelevant. what's important is what the facts say, what the autopsy said, the ballistic evidence. >> so you want it reopened. >> i asked for reinvestigation of the murder. >> the las vegas police department told us it did not have anymore more information to provide at this time. and in a statement to cnbc news, sir han's attorney wrote in part, we are gratified that robert kennedy, jr. who has been made aware of the evidence agrees that the matter cries out to a deeper bias. >> michelle, you have a personal connection to this. your father was the first physician to treat rk. you talked to rk about this.
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>> i did. my dad was a delegate, a city councilman in compton, california. it's why he was campaigning with robert kennedy. first and foremost, though, my dad was a trauma surgeon. so to tell him how deeply sorry he was that he could not save his father was a real full circle moment. and he thanked me. he thanked me for my dad's service, and i thanked him for allowing my father to be of service to him. and so it was an emotional moment -- moments we spent together. >> michelle, i think of all the stories we have covered on this show and the story you did when you revealed your father was the surgeon i think is one of the most meaningful stories we've ever done on the show. >> it was a testament to the coalition of people that that man and that coalition was in that campaign.
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there were all kinds of people there. black doctors, asian nurses. there were teachers who were hispanic, and, you know, there were so many people, farm workers there from all over the state. my husband coins a phrase the gumbo coalition. and i would have to say he truly, truly had -- >> wow, it's the first time you've ever had to talk to him about that. >> it was. >> you are an inextricable part. >> well, my dad was. i'm just happy to be here to chronicle his part. >> the hit series "billions" explores the powerful, wealthy and sometimes corrupt financial industry. one of its stars is in our greenroom to talk about the upcoming finale and what it's like playing a performance coach slam is just $5.99!
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maggie siff stars in the hit show "billions." she plays wendy rhodes, the wife of u.s. district attorney chuck
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rhodes. she works for a hedge fund run by her husband's anymore circumstance billionaire bobby axelrod. here's a preview of season three finale that let's do this thing. >> remember, they're not buying your proprietary trading platform or strategies. they're buying you. remind them you provide the answers. >> like barry white. >> yes, exactly like barry white. >> it airs on showtime, a division of cbs. good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm so happy to be here. >> wendy is caught between these two men who are at each other. so where is she in the series right now? >> well n the series right now, she's -- you know, there's been a slight kind of peace between
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the two titans and they're like each engaged in their own major struggles withed a very zairs. so in some ways it's a more comfortable position. i feel like she can fully devote herself to doing her job and be a sort of partner to her husband, but they're both gearing upor big fights. so everything is kind of in a heightened condition. >> describe her role is, what she does, what her official role is and how she expanded that role. >> sh's the in-house psyc psychotherapi psychotherapist. she acts as a right-hand woman. she's sort of part concilliary, part pep talk. in the last episode you saw her knock on the meditation room and
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walk in. nobody does that. >> your character is one of the most fascinating because you're a performance coach, counselling people, trying to bring out the best or worst in them. this season i had the sense she was also manipulating people. >> yes. there's been a slight -- >> not for good. >> well, i would say -- i would say where she sits morally is a little more ambiguous this season. she's gotten more tangled up in the law herself. she's been impli indicate, things she's done to protect her family. that's brought her closer to the moral compass of those two guys, which i think has been an interesting component for the character because you see the kind of depth and charge that she can have when she chooses to expert more. >> because the men in the show, your husband chuck rhodes, he skates like this, around the
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law. >> yes. >> it's interesting to see who in the beginning i thought in the first two seasons you were sort of the straight and narrow to kind of nav gatd this. >> it's funny. as a character, i think it's easy to get attached to being morally righteous and to sort of enjoy playing that portion but as an actress, i feel in a way it's more interesting when you get a more 360-degree perspective on a person who's imperfect and so i've really welcomed those changes because it's give p me more character to play and made the character more. >> i don't know if people know you worked at a wall street hedge fund in your 20s. >> that is a tidbit that's gotten out into the world. >> the thing about this show is it humanizes what's happening on wall street which we know largely in terms of numbers and crimes and news and so forth. how did that experience shape
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how you played this character. >> that was a very brief job i had. i maybe did it for three weeks. my friend -- a friend of mine from high school was dating a guy who was a trader, a hedge fund. and as a favor he gave me a job because i was an out of work-actor. he said, you seem smart. come on, i'll hire you. i did research. mostly i didn't understand anything going and i thought, e need an acting job really soon. >> you certainly understand acting. >> love the show. love the show. >> the season three finale of "billions" airs this sunday on showtime. >> and you can hear more on our cbs podcast
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another watch party is planned at oakland's oracle arena tomorrow evening at 6:00. tickets at $20 a pop go on sale today on the team's website. we'll have weather and traffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning. time now 8:57. and we are still tracking some delays for drivers trying to get across that richmond/san rafael bridge in the red. about 27 minutes from marina bay parkway to sir francis drake. it looks like it's windy.
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cameras dancing around in the wind. we'll have more on the weather coming up with neda but first look at the golden gate bridge where traffic is calm in both directions. no major problems and the bay bridge toll plaza, things seem to be thinning out. we are in the yellow under 20 minutes commute getting into san francisco. but getting there will be a struggle especially along 880, the nimitz freeway in the red, 26 minutes to the maze. clear skies out there now. right over city hall, san francisco, there's the sunshine. clouds over sutro tower and the ocean. sfo still some delays, about an hour for arriving flights because of the clouds that you see right there. it's 53 degrees in san francisco. temperatures won't warm up, we'll see 60s and 70s. that satellite-radar showing the marine layer has burned
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