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they're stars of wonder, stars of night. of night. >> that's the captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, january 9th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." president trump taking his plea for a border wall straight to the american public in a primetime address. >> some have suggested a barrier is immoral. then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? and a mistake exposes new former trump campaign chairman paul manafort who's accused of sharing information with a contact linked to russia. ♪
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good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. president trump addressed the nation last night, urging congress to fund a long-promised border wall. and he blamed democrats for the partial government shutdown. democrats accuse the president of stoking fear. marc liverman is here in new york with more on this speech. good morning, marc. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. last night we saw another round of the blame game. both sides blaming each other for not putting an end to the partial government shutdown. neither side showing any sign of coming to a compromise. >> my fellow americans -- >> reporter: president trump used his first primetime oval office address to urge democrats to support funding for his border wall. >> how much more american blood must we shed before congress does its job? >> reporter: the nine-minute speech didn't offer any policy changes or compromises.
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instead, the president painted the situation at the mexican border as a humanitarian crisis. >> democrats in congress have refused to acknowledge the crisis, and they have refused to provide our brave border agents with the tools they desperately need protect our families and our nation. >> misinformation -- >> reporter: in a rebuttal, house speaker nancy pelosi and senate minority leader chuck schumer urged the president to reopen the government while they debate border security. >> president trump must stop holding american people hostage. let's stop manufacturing a crisis. must reopen the government. >> reporter: his own response on social media, vermont senator bernie sanders was among those fact checking many of the president's claims. among them that mexico will pay for the wall. >> the wall will also be paid for indirectly by the great new trade deal we have made with mexico. >> that's a lie. if this wall were to be built,
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mexico would not pay for it, american taxpayers would. >> reporter: president trump also claimed democrats requested a steel barrier instead of a concrete wall. but a spokesman for pelosi said that's false. and president trump will meet with congressional leaders of both parties today at the white house. it will be their third meeting this month. tomorrow he'll fly to the texas border. anne-marie? >> marc liverman here in new york. thanks a lot. federal prosecutors are accusi of ing information ties to russia. paula reid has more on that investigation. >> reporter: lawyers for paul manafort accidentally revealed in a court filing that the -- court filing to the special counsel manafort shared polling date with an associate linked to russian intelligence during the campaign. as robert mueller continues to probe interference in the election, it's the first time a trump official has been accused of sharing information with russian interests.
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the associate is constance tin kilimnik who worked closely with manafort for years backing russian interests. and the filings reveal manafort may have discussed a ukraine peace plan with konstantin kalimnik on more than one occasion. there are questions as to whether russia influenced the trump campaign to broker resolution hostilities between russia and the ukraine. the details were revealed in a defense filing that was supposed to be redacted. but through a cut-and-paste error could be read. >> you're selling america out to the russians! traitors! >> reporter: manafort was convicted on charges of tax and bank fraud last year. >> traitors! >> reporter: the special counsel accused him of violating a subsequent plea deal to cooperate in the investigation. president trump continues to deny that there was any coordination between his campaign and russia. >> because there was no collusion. >> reporter: manafort's contacts are exactly the kind of new information that we expect to be
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included in mueler's final report. the president could try prevent portions of the report from becoming public, but congressional democrats have vowed that it will be released even if they have to subpoena robert mueller. paula reid, cbs news, the justice department. the russian lawyer who met with trump campaign officials in 2016 is being charged in a separate case. u.s. federal prosecutors charged natalia veselnitskaya yesterday with obstructing justice in connection with a money laundering case. the allegation in the indictment suggests that she has close ties to the kremlin. in 2016 she met with donald trump jr., jared kushner, and others at trump tower. trump jr. said that he had been promised damaging information about hillary clinton which did not pan out. a navy veteran from california is being detained in iran. michael white's family reported him missing after he failed to return from a trip there last july. margaret brennan has more on why his mother says she is concerned about her son's health.
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>> reporter: michael white, the 46-year-old u.s. navy veteran from california, was traveling to iran to see his girlfriend, according to his mother, joann white, who found out about his arrest just three weeks ago. white had visited the country previously three or four times without issue. his mother said she is concerned for her son who suffers from asthma and is a cancer survivor. white is one of at least four american prisoners held in iran including princeton student xi yuwang, and a former diplomat and his son. this is a friend of the namazi family -- >> in order to release american citizens from iranian prisons, it requires both a large financial package from the united states and the release of iranian prisoners held in the united states. >> reporter: president trump has repeatedly criticized his predecessor for green lighting a prisoner swap and unfreezing more than $1 billion in iranian assets. that brought four americans home in 2016.
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>> didn't do what obama did -- give them $1.8 billion in cash to get back four hostages. >> reporter: president trump's confrontational stance, exiting the nuclear deal and sanctioning iran, has not stopped the regime from detaining more americans. has the trump administration policy made it harder for them to bring americans home? >> there's essentially no diplomatic contacts between the united states and iran, high-level, sustained contacts. and it is going to take some type of a quid pro quo for iran to release these prisoners. >> reporter: before the u.s. exited the nuclear deal last year, iran refused u.s. requests to set up diplomatic talks about prisoners. recent overtures by iran have gone unanswered. the trump administration issued a public call on tuesday for iran to release innocent american detainees. margaret brennan, cbs news, washington. texas authorities filed a capital murder charge against the gunman they believe killed 7-year-old jazmine barnes.
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24-year-old larry woodruff is accused of shooting barnes last month in a drive by. the suspected driver, eric black jr., is also charged with capital murder. the houston community gathered yesterday to say good-bye to barnes and to support her grieving family. >> as she wasn't only my daughter and my baby and angel, she's all of our daughters. >> the shooting was initially thought to be racially motivated, but the sheriff says it appears to be a case of mistaken identity. coming up on "the morning news" now, nursing home investigation. police are seeking dna from workers at a facility where a patient in a vegetative state gave birth. and it could be a good trip. how psychedelic mushrooms may be headed for legalization. this is the "cbs morning news." ization. this is the "cbs morning news." you don't see psoriasis. you see clear skin. you see me. but if you saw me before cosentyx... ♪
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♪ kilimnik. forcing california's joshua tree natnal ♪ the partial government shutdown is forcing california's joshua tree national park to temporarily close starting tomorrow morning. the park had stayed open to visitors even though its staff was furloughed. the national parks service says the closure is needed to address damage to the park's famous trees and sanitation problems that have occurred during the shutdown. no word on when it will reopen. ex-felons in florida are registering to vote, and the latest on a nursing facility investigation. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "the arizona republic" reports phoenix police served a search warrant to get the dna from all male employees at a health facility where a patient in a vegetative state gave birth. the 29-year-old patient delivered a healthy baby on december 29th at hacienda health care. she's been in a vegetative state for more than ten years after nearly drowning.emoyees.
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the attorney representing the patient's family says the family is outraged and traumatized. sky news reports the british military is helping police at london's heathrow airport after a drone sighting last night. the drone forced all departing flights to be halted for about an hour. airport officials say flights were temporarily suspended as a safety precaution. the incident at heathrow comes three weeks after drone sightings caused chaos at nearby gatwick airport. nobody has been arrested or claimed responsibility for those drone sightings. "the san francisco gate" says a california man is under arrest after allegedly stealing his roommate's $10 million winning scratch-off lottery ticket. police say the winning ticket was bought december 20th at a grocery store in vacaville. when the winner went to collect the money the next day, he was told that he had a losing ticket that had been altered. the player suspected his roommate had switched tickets and called police. when the roommate tried to cash the real winning ticket at the lottery office, he was arrested.
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"esquire" magazine reports on efforts in colorado and oregon to legalize psychedelic mushrooms. in denver, activists collected more than 8,000 ballot petition signatures for an initiative that would make it the first u.s. city to decriminalize so-called magic mushrooms. proponents say the compound used in psychedelic mushrooms can help people kick drug, alcohol, and nicotine addictions. one terminally ill colorado man takes magic mushrooms to treat his depression and pain. >> i don't think that people should be criminalized or looked upon differently because they are required to take something that can make them feel this much better. >> the federal government says psychedelic mushrooms have a high risk of abuse and no known medical benefits. it classifies it as an illegal drug. and the "miami herald" says more than a million former felons regained their right to
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ born on veterans day. >> oh, my goodness! >> thank you. >> congratulations. you can't beat daughters. >> the parents of a seven-week-old baby, former president obama scored a hole in one when he kissed his infant on a hawaii golf course. the proud mom and dad shared the video from december 31st on instagram. the baby's mom says when she and her husband found out that mr. obama was golfing where they were s >> thank you. on the cbs "money watch" now, a possible lifeline for sears, and a warning about an economic slowdown. diane king hall is at the new
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york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning. u.s. stocks rose for the third session in a row tuesday as the latest round of trade talks between washington and beijing continued. this was the longest winning streak for u.s. indices since last november. industrial shares led the gains. the dow rallied 256 points. the s&p 500 jumped 24. and the nasdaq climbed 73. the world bank has a dim forecast for the global economy this year. the anti-poverty agency released its annual assessment titled "darkening skies." it says global growth is expected to slow to 2.9% in 2019. the report points to trade tensions between the u.s. and china and stagnation in emerging market countries as projected causes of an economic slowdown. sears may get a reprieve from liquidation after the company's chairman and largest shareholder promised to line of financing to keep the company afloat.
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eddie lampert's bid will go to an auction next monday and will compete with other bids from liquidators looking to shut down the company. employees at the struggling department store chain have ed for a hardship fund.thg to r toys 'r' us modle when it went bankrupt. workers collected $20 million in severance pay. parents of a florida teenager killed when a tesla thmother and father of edgar ui. monserratt martinez said the tesla model s their son was traveling in had a defective battery and erupted into intense flames. they also say tesla removed a speed limiter on the car without consent. a preliminary report says the vehicle was traveling at 116 miles per hour before it crashed and burst into flames in ft. lauderdale. and nissan is showing off a new version of its hit leaf electric car. today's unveiling at the company's headquarters in japan had been postponed after the
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arrest of executive carlos ghosn last november. the new leaf gets more power and cruise range and costs about $38,000. it rolls out in the u.s. in the spring. anne-marie? >> looks like they redesigned it a little bit. looks cute. >> they believe for them it will still be popular. >> i know. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you. still to come, soaring to a new record. a california woman flips into the guinness world records. a california woman flips into the guinness world records. we love tiny things. t.we of fros because caring for tiny things can make a mighty impact. ocean spray. act tiny. be mighty. farmer-owned since 1930. act tiny. be mighty. (gasps) for real cold and flu protection. with lysol, you can help protect them from a real cold. lysol disinfectant spray kills the #1 cause of the cold and clorox wipes don't. lysol. what it takes to protect.
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philippine capital of manila took part in a massive procession of a four century-old statue of jesus. the statue known as black nazarene sat on top of a carriage pulled through the streets. devotees jostled to get to the statue which is believed to heal diseases and grant wishes to those who pray and touch it. and a california woman has o the 2019 guinness book of world records. the oldest performing female trapeze artist. she didn't start soaring through the air until she was 78 when a african gave her a gift certificate for a free lesson. she quickly overcame her fear of heights. >> i don't know how long i'm going to be able to do this, so i'd better enjoy today. and get the most out of it. >> takes a l to be a trapeze artist. for her to do it at her age is beyond amazing. >> goodheart encourages others to never let age hold them back from experiencing something new. great. coming up on "cbs this morning," we're going to talk to
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learn the signs at autismspeaks.org. our top stories this morning -- president trump addre our top stories this morning -- president trump addressed the nation last night urging congress to fund a border wall. he said issues associated with illegal immigration constitute a humanitarian crisis, and the only solution is a wall. in a rebuttal, democrats accuse the president of using fear tactics in place of effective border security solutions. and federal prosecutors are accusing president trump's former campaign chairman paul manafort of sharing information with a business associate linked to russian intelligence. manafort allegedly lied about sharing polling data related to the presidential campaign. if the government shutdown continues, hundreds of thousands of federal workers won't get
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paid on friday. adriana diaz spoke with a worker in kansas who's feeling the pinch. >> reporter: when sarah waterson left work on new year's eve, she still had a job but no sense of security. >> have to go to your landlord and say i don't know how i'm going to pay you. i've never had to do it. >> reporter: the former marine works as an office manager for the epa in kansas. how does it feel for someone who has a full-time job, works for the federal government, to have to go their landlord and ask for -- i don't know what to call it -- >> mercy? >> reporter: the mother two of is the family's primary breadwinner. she received her last paycheck at the end of december. >> we did just pay as many bills as we possibly could. i looked, today we have about $300. >> reporter: have you started thinking about where you might save if this shutdown goes longer? >> we're trying to cut the grocery bills just down to the necessities. ivex, weanon't le
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cut out any bills. >> reporter: to try to help, the government provided sample letters last month that federal employees can show creditors explaining why they're struggling to pay their bills. according to the real estate website zillow, unpaid federal workers will owe $438 million this month in mortgage and rent payments. do you think it's worth keeping the government shutdown going on in order to potentially get funding for the border wall? >> i don't know that it's worth the livelihoods of people. i don't know that anything would be worth that. >> reporter: waterson, who's also the local union president, says her kids are starting to notice her penny pinching. there's different food at home and fewer outings. she says she hopes a deal is done by february 1st, or else she'll have to choose between paying for bills or buying groceries. adriana diaz, cbs news, kansas. coming up on "cbs this morning," the future of sears as the retail giant faces
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liquidation. tony dokoupil has details. a new approach to treating depression based on a possible link between inflammation in the body and mental health. we talk with former pop star-turned-producer teddy geiger as we count down the 61st annual grammy awards. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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live from the bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news . >> as we take a live look toward the east bay we can see clouds on the horizon and dark skies on this wednesday,
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january 9. we are dealing with rain again this morning. i am kenny choi. >> i am michelle griego. in san jose a tree toppled onto a home on east taylor street and trapping people in the home for a while. there was also a tree down on board lane but no reports of injuries in either incident. we have dangerous surf today and here's what the waters looked like at rodeo beach and high surf warning tonight. be careful and we already have some problems. >> we will tell you why coming up in a few minutes. >> we are going to get a little bit of a break today in the rain. >> a little later. we will have scattered showers this

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