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good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good with yo i'm anne-marie green. former trump campaign chairman paul manafort is accused of violating his plea deal with the government. a possible setback for the russia investigation. court documents reveal special counsel robert mueller claims manafort repeatedly lied to federal investigators. manafort was convicted of financial crimes in august before reaching an agreement in september to cooperate with mueller's russia investigation. manafort faces the possibility of additional prison time and more criminal charges now. it also means mueller's team is losing a key cooperating witness from mr. trump's presidential campaign. manafort, who remains in jail, denied that he lied. his lawyers say he believes he provided truthful information. and some devastating news for gm employees. america's biggest automaker says it is cutting as many as 14,000 jobs in the u.s. and canada.
five gm plants are on the chopping block. nikole killion has more. >> reporter: news dropped on gm employees who were just coming back from the thanksgiving holiday. >> i've been here 28 years. i've been through a closure in scarborough. i've been through a closure in london. i moved my family twice for this company. and they do this to me. it's terrible. >> reporter: the company's faced slumping sales due to six underperforming sedans. so gm plans to stop making them by the end of next year. idling plants in ohio, michigan, maryland, and ontario, canada. it will cost nearly 6,000 factory employees and 8,000 salaried workers their jobs. gm's ceo mary barra says it will allow them to focus on what americans want, suvs and trucks and autonomous vehicles. the cuts are the largest since it was bailed out during thetuate crisis and comes as
steel tariffs imposed by the trump administration have cost the automaker $1 billion. gm's ceo was here at the white house monday. later when speaking with reporters, president trump made it clear that he wants her to find a way to keep the plants open. >> i was very tough. i spoke with her when i heard they were closing, and i said, you know, this country's done a lot for general motors. you better get back in there soon. >> reporter: the layoffs and closures are scheduled for next year. gm still has to work out a deal with the united auto workers union before it can formally close a plant and the uaw is vowing to fight. nikole killion, cbs news, the white house. voters head to the polls in mississippi today for a hotly contested runoff election for the u.s. senate. president trump was back on the campaign trail yesterday holding rallies for the republican candidate. laura podesta is here in new york with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
the republican candidate who is white has come under fire for a recent remark about a public hanging. and an older photo where she's seen wearing a confederate hat. her democratic opponent who is black most recently tweeted that his campaign is about bridging divides and bringing people together. three weeks after the midterms, mississippi is holding a runoff election today for the final senate seat up for grabs. republican cindy hyde-smith, a senate appointee, is in a closer than expected battle with democrat mike espy. both hope to fill the final two years of retired senator thad cochran's term. >> for anyone that was offended from my -- by my comments, i certainly apologize. >> reporter: hyde-smith has been under fire for remarks recently caught on camera. video from earlier this month shows her alongside a supporter joking that if he ever invited her to attend a public hanging,
she'd sit in the front row. a photo surfaced from 2014 showing hyde-smith wearing a confederate army soldier's hat. >> her comments don't reflect the value of our state. >> reporter: espy would be the first black senator from mississippi since the 1800s. >> give us a black guy again in this state. we don't need any more black guys. ♪ >> reporter: president trump gave hyde-smith his full support yesterday. >> she loves our military. she loves our vets. >> you can count on me when it comes to your conservative values! >> reporter: less than 24 hours before the polls opened, another reminder of the election's racial tension. several nooses were found on trees at the state capitol in jackson hung by critics of hyde-smith. if espy wins, it would be considered a major upset. but it would not shift the balance of power in congress. republicans will maintain at least an edge in the senate, no
matter the outcome. anne-marie? >> laura podesta in new york. thanks a lot. president trump made his first public remarks since russia seized three ukrainian naval ships this past weekend. mr. trump did not specifically call out russia's behavior. he says he doesn't like what's happening either way, and hopefully it will get straightened out. he said that he was working with european leaders on the situation. u.n. ambassador nikki haley urged russia to immediately cease its unlawful conduct in the black sea. ukraine yesterday imposed marshal law for 30 days in parts of the country to bolster defenses. now to mexico where migrants are trying to get into the u.s., and they appear to be exploring other options as their bids for asylum face resistance. there are reports of more immigrants wanting to start the process of staying in mexico. this after u.s. agents fired teargas at what american officials say were 1,000 migrants storming the border.
more now tijuana. >> reporter: in a matter of minutes, the trickling stream inside the banks of the tijuana river turned into an overflow of migrants rushing toward the border. on the u.s. side, teargas and rubber bullets were fired by agents after they say a group threw projectiles at them. 59 migrants were arrested. estella said she was shocked to see the response at the border. the crowds are gone from the border, but the border patrol agents, they are still here about half a mile down from me. also, this constant wire is new. agents tell us the migrants came with tools, wires, and carpet to try and get through this barrier. president trump refused to waver on his immigration policies. >> here's the bottom line -- nobody's coming into our country unless they can in legally. >> reporter: migrants here in tijuana say they are fleeing violence and poverty. mexican federal police stand
ready to use force to keep migrants away as nearly 6,000 of them sit and wait at a shelter. over the last month nearly 2,000 have signed up to voluntarily return home. karina gutierrez, mother of three from honduras, arrived two weeks ago. she says they can't return to her country. mireya villarreal, cbs news, tijuana, mexico. coming up on the "cbs morning news," painting the holidays red. twitter goes wild after melania trump unveiled this year's white house decorations. and a bible for the me too age. female theologians create a new work embracing women. this is the "cbs morning news." women. this is the "cbs morning news." watch me. ( ♪ ) mike: i've tried lots of things for my joint pain. now? watch me. ( ♪ ) joni: think i'd give up showing these guys how it's done? please. real people with active psoriatic arthritis
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city yesterday. today the chilly storm system will make its way northeast. strong winds will likely cause heavy lake-effect snow across portions of michigan, pennsylvania, and new york. the first lady's white house decorations take on a red hue, and new details in the romaine lettuce recall. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." the "wall street journal" reports regulators are tying tainted romaine lettuce to california. food regulators are trying to determine the exact source of an e. coli outbreak that sickened at least 43 people in 12 states. the fda said yesterday the contaminated lettuce was likely grown in the central coast region of california. the agency is rolling out a new labeling strategy for romaine lettuce so consumers can more easily determine where it originated. "time" says melania trump's choice of blood-red christmas trees for the white house is stirring up the internet. the first lady chose 40 towering crimson topiary trees without
ornaments to line the east wing hallway toward the east garden room. some twitter users poked fun at the display calling it spooky. others said that they look like the outfits from "the handmaid's tale." this year's theme is "american treasures" according to a press release by the first lady. and france 24 says female theej -- theologians pushed a female bible in the era and are criticizing what some call females less than men. now there are text-challenging interpretations. for example, they say mary magdalen was given a raw deal even though she stood by jesus when she was first to his tomb and discovered his resurrection. ahead, a recall of thermacare. resurrecti resurrection. and a drug leaking and causing injuries.
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and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. in the first full trading day after black friday, technology and retail companies led a recovery on wall street. retail shares rallied on expectations of a strong showing on cyber monday which is predicted to generate $7.8 billion in sales. that would make it the biggest online shopping day in the u.s. ever. now the dow ultimately rallied 354 points. the s&p 500 rose 40. the nasdaq gained 142. pfizer is issuing a nationwide recall for some of its heat wrap products. pfizer says the products could leak ingredients that are contained in the heat cell wrap. a leak could cause burns, blisters, and skin irritation. six lots are being recalled including thermacare muscle pain, menstrual pain, and joint muscle pain therapy. pfizer is removing the product from store shelves. consumers are urged to record the lot numbers and throw the product away without opening the pouch. people can contact pfizer for more information. president trump is
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the one-day online shopping event is turning into a week-long bargain bonanza. companies like walmart, amazon, and target have doubled it cyber -- have dubbed it cyber week. today is also giving tuesday. officially started in 2012, falls the tuesday after thanksgiving. it's devoted to spurring people to contribute to charities, causes, and nonprofits with their money or time. >> we've got seven days of giving to yourself and one day of giving to other people? hopefully giving tuesday will extend, as well. >> that's right. exactly. giving week. exactly. >> exactly. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot. >> thank you. still to come, rendezvous with mars. nasa's "insight" lander touches down on the surface of the red planet setting off celebrations. [ cheers ] robot. its precision jet spray and vibrating cleaning head loosen and scrub stains. all while navigating kitchens, bathrooms and those hard to reach places. you and braava jet from irobot. better together.
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get out of there -- get, get, get, get! >> it worked. a curious bear broke into a car in a colorado neighborhood last weekend. most bears are hibernating by now, but some are underweight and need to fatten up before they take their winter snooze. wildlife managers urge people to lock their car doors, to take away the bears' temptation to search for snacks. >> get out of here! a milestone on mars led to a celebration at nasa. the "insight" lander made a dramatic arrival on the red planet after a nearly seven month-long journey. here's jamie yuccas. touchdown confirmed! [ cheers ] >> reporter: nasa engineers felt pure joy after waiting through seven minutes of nailbiting terror. from new york's times square to the jet propulsion lab outside los angeles -- [ cheers ] people around the country
cheered the completion of the more than 300 million mile journey to mars. >> cool. >> reporter: first the picture of a dirty lens and then this tweet from nasa claiming the "insight" spacecraft was home. it guided itself into mars' thin atmosphere at more than 12,000 miles per hour and landed using a parachute and retro rockets to slow its descent. the success is sweeter when you consider only 40% of 44 missions to mars worldwide accomplish their goals. project manager tom hoffman. >> the science literally is groundbreaking for "insight." we have a probe that's going to go hopefully 16 feet into mars. first time we've done anything other than scratch the surface. >> reporter: mars and earth were shaped at the same time, four billion years ago. nasa hopes to learn more about both by digging deep into the red planet's core.
>> what we're going to learn is ultimately how safe is mars for human activity, and where is it safe, and when is it safe. >> reporter: jamie yuccas, cbs news, pasadena, california. of l armyr who serving in afghanistas returned to dover air force base last night. leavenworth, washington, was killed from injuries sustained while engaging enemy forces in helmand province last weekend. he was on his third deployment. and a vietnam veteran and his wife are filled with gratitude after receiving an early holiday gift from a stranger. william and antoinette berczan stopped at the premier diner in new york after an exhausting doctor's appointment last weekend. when they went to pay the bill, they found out an anonymous woman had picked up the tab. >> we were startled actually. you know, that somebody would do that even though it's the holiday season. never happened to us before. >> the good samaritan left the diner before the couple could
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our top stories this morning -- a possible setback for the russia investigation. special counsel robert mueller claims former trump campaign manager paul manafort broke his plea deal with the government. manafort is accused of repeatedly lying to federal investigators. he agreed to cooperate in the russia investigation after pleading guilty in september. manafort denies he lied. and president trump says his administration and lawmakers are putting a lot of pressure on gm after the automaker said it's cutting up to 14,000 jobs in north america. five plants could possibly close. the restructuring reflects a move to focus on suvs and trucks. a missing dog was reunited xelror ihad ily in brooklyn
disappeared more than a year ago. [ cheers ] >> reporter: nothing's better than a good, old lost dog reunion. sinatra, a blue-eyed, of course, 5-year-old husky had been missing for 18 months from his home in brooklyn until his owner, lesmore willis jr., got him back. >> i didn't think it was possible. >> reporter: the pure joy gets even better when you hear where sinatra was found. 1,100 miles away in florida. >> he wasn't afraid of us at all. he was very friendly. >> reporter: three weeks ago, 13-year-old denise verrill saw sinatra wandering around. she and her mom took the stray to a vet. sinatra had an i.d. chip, but the contact information was slightly wrong. it took social media a little while to work its magic. >> you excited to go home?
whoa. >> reporter: friends and relatives of both families began carpooling sinatra up the east coast. but what sends this story over the emotional top is that sinatra had joined the willis family five years ago as a 14th birthday present for lesmore's daughter, zion. sinatra disappeared 16 months after she was tragically killed in a shooting accident at a friend's house. when start this slipped out of the house, you can imagi n. >> it's tough. it's still tough sometimes, but i'm glad he's back. >> reporter: how did sinatra get from brooklyn to tampa? we'll never know. but the willises are content to live with the mystery now that old blue eyes is back. a piece of their daughter they thought they'd never see again. jim axelrod, cbs news, brooklyn. coming up on "cbs this morning," more on the adenovirus cases at the university of t weekend> . taarula los at ms
we have a stronger system behind that. so a lot to talk about this morning. we have tracking it on high depth doppler and then you can see a light rain stretching from mendecino as we head through the morning. so your rain headlines. today's storm system we're looking at moderate rain. we're talking about a few isolated showers for that time. for the most part we're look k at in between storm systems and then our second storm system arrives late