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for the morning news and, of course, "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center here in newew york city, i'm michell miller. it's friday, october 26th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." following leads, the search for whoever set at least ten explosive devices has taken investigators to florida. immigration is a key issue ahead of the midterm elections. those living on the u.s./mexico border weigh in. and a proposal to bring down the cost of prescription drugs. good morning from the "cbs
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morning news" room here in new york. good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. investigators are zeroing in on florida for whoever sent explo democrats and critics of president trump. they arere warning there could more bombs out there. ten suspicious packages have been intercepted around the country. no one has claimed responsibility. laura podesta is here with more. >> reporter: good morning. president trump was up early this morning tweeting a new attack on the media regarding the bombs. he wrote in part, funny how lowly cnn and others can criticize me at will, even blaming me for the current spade of bombs. yet, when i criticize them they go wild and scream it's just not presidential. now, because none of mail devices went off, part of whlawn today is to figure out if the bombs were intended to hurt
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people, or if the goal was to spread fear and divisiveness ahead of the midterms. they say this postal facility in opa locka, florida, is where some of the suspected bombs sent to critics of president trump were processed. kirstjen neilson said yesterday some of the packages originated in florida. several prominent democrats were targeted. two packages were sent to former vice president joe biden. >> we got to turn off this hate machine. we got to come together. >> reporter: all of the packages had a return address of florida congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz. >> the last couple of days have been trying for many of us, to say the least. as we know, there will always be those who use distraction, threats, and even violence to accomplish their ends. >> reporter: none of the devices detonated and investigators are still trying to determine if they were not meant to go off or were poorly designed. >> it's something that should be
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taken seriously. we are treating them as live devices. >> reporter: in the wake of discoveries, there's heightened awareness of potential threats. last night part of the time warner center in new york city where cnn is located was briefly evacuated because of two unattended packages. and the bomb squad was called to a building in los angeles where senator feinstein has offices. both were false alarms. they warn more package bombs could still be found. and they raise questions about the ability of the u.s. postal service to intercept explosives. x-ray and biohazard detection have had some success in recent years. but they warn the sheer volume of mail makes it impossible to catch everything. anne-marie. >> thank you so much. president trump is considering an executive order that would shutdown the u.s.
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border to the migrants making its way through mexico. they say the order would deny the migrants the opportunity to seek asylum. the administration is also following through on a promise to send more troops to the border. paula reid has more. >> reporter: less than two weeks before the midterm election, trump administration is expected to deploy hundreds of additional troops to the u.s./mexico border. they will not have authority to apprehend illegal immigrants but will work on other aspects of security, reinforcing barriers and providing reconnaissance along the border. the deployment will include engineers, medical personnel and pilots. president trump has vowed to stop the caravan making its way through mexico tweeting, i'm bringing out the military for this national emergency. at a rally in wisconsin, the president also used the issue to rile his conservative base. >> wait till you see what happens over the next couple of weeks. you're going to see a very secure border. you just watch. >> reporter: the president has framed the upcoming election as
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a referendum on immigration. >> we are about law and order and borders and jobs. and they are about allowing crime to enter our country with open borders. >> reporter: but the caravan which began in honduras and is now in southern mexico is still weeks away from reaching the u.s. border and the number of migrants in the group has dwindled significantly over the past few days from its peak of roughly 7,000. >> until we can have a wall and proper security, we're going to be guarding our border with the military. >> reporter: the 800 troops will join the roughly 2,000 national guardsmen the president dispatched in april. it's not clear if the additional deployment will also be guardsmen or active duty. paula reid, cbs news, the white house. immigration is a key issue for voters as we approach the midterm elections. meg oliver talked with people in a texas district that shares the most border with mexico. >> reporter: as the country watches thousands of central
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american migrants inch toward the u.s. border, martha torres can't help but think of her own family who immigrated from mexico. >> it makes me think the heartbreak and the struggle that's going on on the other side of the border. >> reporter: she lives in texas's 23rd congressional district where the federal government is holding hundreds of unaccompanied minors who crossed the board in a tent city. arrests of illegal immigrants along the mexico border jumped 30% in september. >> we need border security policies that are strong. >> reporter: jones is running to represent southwest texas in washington. >> we have to age haveicy that'se and erd wh wi parts oident trump's border policy. >> i do believe thatin 30-foot high concrete structure from sea to shining sea is the
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most expensive and least effective way to do security. >> this is a swing district stretching 800 miles on the san antonio border. the majority of residents are hispanic, but historically voter turnout is low. could immigration change this election? >> no. look, it's an issue that people have been dealing with with 820 miles of the border. >> ortiz jones agrees. voters in southwest texas have other concerns. >> we're the most uninsured state in the country. >> reporter: she expects voters are thinking more about healthcare than immigration in the 23rd district. meg oliver, cbs news, san antonio, texas. president trump says he's taking steps to lower prescription drug prices. he said other countries have rigged the system to americans pay more. this would allow u.s. citizens to pay the same prices other
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countries pay. it would allow certain drugs administered in doctor's offices to shift to a level based on international prices. it does not apply to medicines people buy at pharmacies which account for the vast majority of what consumers buy. the state department says it welcomes a decision by saudi arabia to lift a travel ban and let the son of slain journalist jamal khashoggi leave the country and come to the u.s. a source tells cbs news that salah khashoggi has left saudi arabia and is likely heading to washington for possible meetings with u.s. officials. meanwhile, saudi officials changed their story again on what happened to the "washington post" contributor. they now say his killing at the saudi consulate in istanbul was premeditated. coming up on "the morning news" now, preparing for a fight. tv host megyn kelly signals that she's ready for a legal battle following her controversial black face workers at a good will make a big discovery.
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this may be the spookiest nebula out there and the hubble space telescope has just revealed the best ever look at it. it's the constellation of cassiopeia. the ghostly cloud of dust and gas is about 550 light years away from earth. the reddish color in the nebula are created by powerful radiation from a distant star and on a dark night this time of year it can be seen high in the sky in the northern hemisphere. megyn kelly is preparing for a fight. and a possible motive in a grocery store shooting. those are some of the headlines on the morning news stand. the louisville courier journal is reporting on it. gregory allan bush is charged with shooting and tilling wednesday. bush tried go in a predominantly half can-american church.
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a witness at the kroger said bush, who is white, told him whites don't shoot whites. both victims are african-american. the u.s. attorney general says that this is being looked at as a possible hate crime investigation. variety reports megyn kelly is preparing for an aggressive legal fight with nbc after her black face comment. she hired a top hollywood attorney bryan freedman to negotiate her exit from the network. on tuesday she caused a huge backlash when she said on air it was okay for white people to dress in black face for halloween. she later apologized. in a sign kelly is on her way out, a rerun replaced the broadcast tl jenner writes, i thought trump would help people. she was wrong. she said when he was elected he said he would support the lgbtq s t t ty but sadly was wrong.
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mmunity is being relentlessly attacked by this president. she also said i must learn from my mistakes and move forward. she said she will continue advocating for the lgbt community. and the philadelphia inquirer reports goodwill workers found a rebel newspaper from december 28, seventeen seventy 4. it pleas for the colonies to unite. to fight their enemies. it features the unite or die snake. there are only three other existing copies of the same weekly edition. goodwill hopes to sell it to help fund its educational and job training services. still ahead, google takes a stand. the tech company says its fired dozens of employees for sexual harassment. dozens of employees for sexual harassment. the awe-inspiring. the heart racing.
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it comes after three weeks of sharp swings and steep losses. but analysts warn that financial markets are likely to remain volatile. in the end yesterday the dow rallied 401 points, the s&p gained 49. the nasdaq got 209 points boosted by solid earnings from twitter and tesla. meanwhile, another quarterly profit shares of amazon are expected to take a hit today. they say profit rose to $2.8 billion and quarter revenue jump to more than 56 billion. but sales were below what wall street analysts expected and so was the fourth quarter outlook. it fell 7% in after-hours trading in their shares. share of snap lost users than wall street expected in its third quarter. they say the number of daily active users on the app fell to 186 million in the quarter. that's down from 188 million three months earlier.
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the company says users are expected to fall again next quarter. snapchat continues to deal with the fallout from an unpopular app redesign and competition from instagram. google says it fired 48 employees for sexual harassment over the past two years, including 13 senior managers. in an e-mail to the employees, pichai said they were dismissed after being offered packages. they say the company protected male executives from sexual misconduct and offered them huge payouts to leave. and starbucks is getting into the mood with a creepy coffee concoction. it unveiled a halloween theme witch's brew frab chino to be sold for a limited time. they say the drink starts way purple blend of toad's breath, and bat warts, it's topped with
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a swamp fog which is vanilla cream and a green powder called lizard scales. >> that sounds so good. >> i'm like i don't know about this one, go ahead. >> i thought it sounded great. i thought the scary part is the calorie count which i don't want to ask about. >> yes, tbd, we'll come back to that one. >> diane king hall at the new york stock exchange, thank you so much. >> thank you. still to come, a revealing scan. how a high-tech eye exam can uncover other serious health problems. uncover other serious problems. you remembered that too. yeah, i'm afraid so. knowing what's important to you... it's okay. this is what we've been planning for. thanks, bye. that's what's important to us. it's why 7 million investors work with edward jones.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. meghan markle's wedding
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dressing goes on display today. it's displayed alongside an identical version of prince harry's uniform from the household calvary. it's a copy because the prince actually needs his uniform during the exhibition. the royal couple were married at windsor castle in may. a high-tech eye test is now helping doctors detect other serious health issues. chris martinez has more. >> put your forehead all the way forward. >> reporter: three years ago allie mateus went to the optometrist with pain in her eyes. >> something strange was going on in my eyes. i had never felt the pain before so i wanted to find out what was going on. >> she had a test using this machine. it allows doctors to examine the eyes without dilation which leaves patients with blurry vision for hours.
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it takes a hi-definition scan of the eye and optic nerve. those scans can reveal signs of cancer and high blood pressure. >> we can zoom in if i see something suspicious to get a better detailed image of it. >> reporter: dr. song says it has helped her diagnosis several illnesses in several patients including a breast cancer survivor. >> she had her breast cancer go into her eyes and we were able to see it on the images. >> reporter: she found optic neuritis which can be a warning sign for multiple sclerosis. >> it turns out that i did have multiple sclerosis. >> reporter: it helped her fight back. >> the fact that i'm able to start now and lessen the lesions that i'll have over a period of time, it's significant. >> reporter: she said it could have been years before doctor's discovered her disease. chris martinez. cbs news, santa clarita, kfl.
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our top stories this morning. the search for who sent explosives to critics of president trump is zeroing in on florida. law enforcement descended on a u.s. postal facility in opa locka. they tell cbs news that investigators believe some of the packages may have been processed there. ten packages containing bombs have been intercepted around the country. officials are warning there could be more bombs out there. and president trump says he's proposing a plan that would allow certain drugs administered in doctor's offices to be sold for less based on international
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prices. it does not apply to medicines people buy at pharmacies. officials at yosemite national park are investigating the death of two people. they say they fell from a popular place to take pictures. >> all right. once again tough point. >> reporter: the young couple ventured to the edge of this overlook more than 3,000 feet above the yosemite valley floor. moments later photographer jeff hall shot this video of the spot where they fell. >> supposedly there's a crime scene up there so i can't shoot from there. >> reporter: taft point has become a popular photo destination for newlyweds and hikers taking selfies perilously close to the edge. there are more than 14,000 posts from the site on instagram. >> no railing. >> reporter: only a small section of the vista has safety railings. >> oh my god. >> reporter: while park rangers caution tourists on the dangers, accidents are not uncommon. last month an israeli teenager
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died at a waterfall when he slipped backwards. while taking a selfie. in june, two climbers plunged to their death while scaling the face of el capitan. and a month earlier a tourist hiking half dome lost his grip from the cabled pathway and fell. in 2015, the world famous wing suit flyer dean potter and his partner died after leaping from taft point. these two latest deaths from taft point have yet to be identified. park rangers are still working to recover their bodies in a remote and rugged area. john blackstone, groveland, california. coming up on "cbs this morning," the most dangerous volcanoes in america, a look at the threats that they pose. plus, in the series issues that matter, we hear from senator mark warner on how the government is working to keep the elections safe from hackers. and former daily show correspondent hasan minhaj tello act.
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that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green, have a great day.
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we head outside looking at the "salesforce tower" camera keeping an eye on the west
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side of the city. it's going to be clear and warmer. it's friday, october 26th. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. let's check the traffic and weather. how is everyone doing on this friday morning? >> it's friday. >> "fri-yay"! >> yay! >> favorite day of the week. >> it's going to be the warmest day of the week. so high pressure really strengthening so enjoy the sunshine as we head through the day and love looking at this. our golden gate bridge. you can see the clear skies out there as we start off the day. our temperatures are in the 50s for many spots although santa rosa is down to 47. and 52 in livermore. 54 in concord. 55 in san jose. san francisco 56. 58 for oakland. weather headlines, what you can expect, a few patchy areas of low clouds and fog this morning but mainly clear to start off the day. sunny and warm conditions ahead for your friday with above average temperatures. we are tracking that ridge of


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