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thanks for watch protesters with them prisoners. >> reporter: backing the opposition, the trump administration, which today along with canada and more than a dozen other countries officially recognized guaido as interim president. at the white house, reporters had president trump if he'd take military action to protect the opposition movement. >> all options are on the table.
>> reporter: venezuela, once a wealthy country with the largest proven oil reserves in the world is on the verge of economic collapse, with food and medicine in short supply. it has become a haven for terrorists and drug traffickers. more than three million venezuelans have fled into surrounding countries. this scholar's family still live there's. >> again, we're talking about 300 children expected to die because of lack of food. the average venezuelan has lost 24 pounds in the last year. >> reporter: maduro has long blamed the u.s. for his country's problems, even accu accusing venezuelan and colombian immigrants living in florida for a failed assassination attempt. today he severed diplomatic ties and ordered u.s. embassy personnel out of the country within 72 hours. the pentagon and state department are determining how to protect u.s. diplomats still in venezuela. sources tell nbc news that guaido is now in hiding in caracas. the next steps are unclear. maduro still has powerful
supporters, includina and russia and for now, jeff, his own military. >> a story we will keep watching for sure. margaret brennan, thanks. police in phoenix today announced the arrest of a nurse in the case of a severely disabled woman who gave birth to a baby boy. the facility was unaware she was pregnant. here is carter evans. >> reporter: this is the man who police say police and prosecutors committed an unspeakable crime. >> one counts of sex sexual assault, one count of child or vulnerable adult abuse, a class two felony. >> reporter: 36-year-old nathan sutherland, a nurse at hacienda health care is accused of raping a patient and impregnating her. the woman, now 29, severely incapacitated since the age of 3 gave birth last month. >> i was stunned. i was beside myself to think and believe that this could happen to someone who wasn't able to speak for herself. >> reporter: phoenix police chief gerjeri williams says
hacienda staff members were under a court order to provide dna. sutherla sutherland confirmed his sunday morning. could there be more victims out there? >> that possibility exists. >> reporter: sutherland continued working at the facility until his arrest. also disturbing -- >> we had no idea this patient was pregnant. >> reporter: is how the pregnancy went completely unnoticed until this 911 call. >> the baby's breathing? oh, the baby's breathing. oh my god, thank god. >> reporter: has beyocienda's cs since resigned with another doctor. the baby boy, now four weeks old is in the care of relatives. >> we can't always choose how we come into this life, but what we can choose to do as a community is love this child, and that's what we have the opportunity to do. >> reporter: an attorney for the victim's family says even though she has severe intellectual disabilities, she responds to sound. she makes facial gestures, and is capable of some movement. jeff, theyay >> okay, carter, thank you very
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>> reporter: clark county, washington is home to more than 6,000 public school students not vaccinated for measles. 23 cases of the illness are now confirmed, and that number could explode. public health director dr. allen melnik. >> we have not seen any cases in vaccinated people. >> reporter: the disease is so highly contagious, that if one person has it, a person close by who has not been vaccinated is 90% likely to catch it. >> when you have measles, you spread it through the air. so the person with measles can leave the room, and two hours later the disease can be transmitted. >> reporter: over the last month, those infected told health officials they had visited the portland international airport, a trail blazers home game, costco and ikea stores, potentially exposing thousands. doctors now worry the virus will spread to other hot spots across the country in large metropolitan areas like seattle, phoenix, detroit, and
pittsburgh, where families can decide not to vaccinate their children due to personal, religious, or medical reasons. >> what we're seeing here is preventible. and if we have one child die of this, that would be a tragedy. >> go! >> reporter: california resident kelly krueger wants parents to know what's at stake. her son uriah contracted the illness in 2015 before getting a second dose of the measles vaccine. >> he was just kind of laying there lifeless for a good few days, which isn't a pleasant experience for any parent or any kid. i would not wish it on anybody for anything. >> reporter: jamie yuccas, cbs news. coming up next
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>> they knew before the end of the sentence, the first unanimous selection to the baseball hall of fame. >> number 42, mariano rivera. >> over 19 seasons, the sandman entered and almost always closed. >> the greatest closer in history now has the most days in history. >> reporter: but you might not know mariano rivera didn't always want to play baseball. he left high school to work on his dad's fishing boat, and was hoping to become a mechanic in his home country of panama. >> i remember coming from a small fishing village. just me being here speaking about hall of fame is something my mind can't comprehend. >> reporter: even when everything changed, ass guided something greater, including his commitment to philanthropic and christian causes.
mb42,nson oldand protected his number, which has been retired league wide. fans and teammates, including derek jeter and andy pettitte, who famously took him off the field during his final game, never forgot. jeter said in human history, more people have walked on the moon than have scored an earned run off mariano rivera in the postseason, and while no statistic could ever truly encapsulate mariano, i figure this one is as close as we're going to get. mariano is just on another level. >> that is the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you, news continues. for others, check back later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jeff glor.
this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the "overnight news." i'm meg oliver. the political fight over president trump's long promised border wall has now turned into an all-out war, and the latest battleground the state of the union address. house speaker nancy pelosi said she will not allow the president to speak in the capitol until the government is open for business. this came just hours after the president told her the speech would go on next tuesday as planned. works will m secondpaycheck tom show a growingthgovernment shuto nancy cordes begins our
coverage. >> no more food stamps! >> reporter: as federal workers protested their lack of pay, the president and house speaker squaofer a speech. >> we just found out that she's canceled it, and i think that's a great blotch on the incredible country that we all love. >> hello, hello. you got my letter? >> reporter: president trump was reacting to this dear john letter from the democratic speaker, officially disinviting him from giving his state of the union address in the house chamber next tuesday. >> the government is closed. >> reporter: pelosi made the power play after mr. trump wrote her, vowing to give the speech on schedule and on location. >> the state of the union speech has been canceled by nancy pelosi because she doesn't want to hear the truth. >> reporter: republican leaders leapt to the president's defense. >> this resolution i'm about to sign would allow the state of the union to go on as planned. >> reporter: but pelosi has the power to block that too and argues the public is on her
side. a new cbs news poll finds that seven in ten americans do not believe that funding for a border wall is worth a government shutdown. six in ten say the shutdown is causing serious problems for the country. unpaid coast guard members deploying to the pacific and middle east got this sendoff from their worried commandant. >> i find it unacceptable that coast guard men and women have to rely on food pantries and donations to get through day-to-day life as service members. >> reporter: for the first time today, furloughed workers descended on a paralyzed capitol hill as senate chaplain barry black called on a higher power for help. >> those who work deserve their pay. >> the irs is one of the federal agencies affected by the government shutdown. thousands of workers were ordered back to work without pay
to deal with tax season. how is that going over? here is dean reynolds. >> i absolutely live paycheck to paycheck. >> reporter: shannon ellis says she can no longer afford to go to work. is it too expensive for gasoline to drive to work? >> it's too expensive to put gasoline in. we just don't -- we just don't drive a lot. >> reporter: an irs customer service representative, she is among 36,000 from the irs who the white house ordered back to their desk without pay last week. but ellis declined, citing a union contract provision which allows her to miss work if it would be a hardship to show up, and not getting paid for her work definitely qualifies. >> how many of your colleagues are in the same boat? >> all of them. >> reporter: she estimates 60% of her colleagues at the kansas city office are taking advantage of the hardship exemption, and that's a problem with the tax filing season almost upon us. what do you say to people who will be eagerly awaiting their tax refunds?
>> well, at this point, i mean, i'm hoping there is enough employees to do the job. our employees don't have money to go to work, period. >> reporter: the shutdown hits hardest the lower paid workers at the irs, who process tax refunds. some make $12 an hour, and they'll miss a second paycheck monday unless the government reopens. don't hold your brathwaiting for president trump's former lawyer and fixer to testify before congress. michael cohen says he's postponing his visit to capitol hill because he fears for his family after threats from the president and others. here is paula reid. >> reporter: the surprise move came after michael cohen cited threats the president and his attorney rudy giuliani allegedly made against his family. shortly after, the president responded. >> he's always been threatened by the truth. >> reporter: in a statement, cohen's attorney lanny davis pointed to threats as recently as this weekend and said cohen
had to put his family and their safety first. in recent weeks, the president and giuliani have both made veiled references to cohen's father-in-law, a ukrainian immigrant who decades ago pleaded guilty to financial crimes. this was mr. trump ten days ago. >> he should give information maybe on his father-in-law because that's the one that people want to look at. >> reporter: and giuliani on sunday. >> he may have ties to something called organized crime. >> reporter: since cohen flipped and agreed to cooperate with the special counsel, the president has repeatedly attacked him. >> and he is a weak person. >> reporter: but it used to be cohen who was on the attack. here he can be heard threatening a reporter who inquired about aspects of mr. trump's first divorce. >> so i'm warning you, tread very [ bleep ] lightly because what i'm going to do to you is going to be [ bleep ] disgusting. do you understand me? >> reporter: cohen's testimony was highly anticipated as lawmakers wanted to grill him about a now disputed buzzfeed report that mr. trump directed cohen to lie to congress.
democratic committee chairman elijah cummings has warned the president about intimidating witnesses. >> i promise you that we will hear from mr. cohen. >> reporter: congressional leaders have not decided if they will subpoena cohen, but they need to decide soon because he begins a three-year prison term in march for campaign finance violations, tax evasion, and lying to congress. there is political chaos in venezuela. the country's socialist leader nicolas maduro is breaking off relations with the united states and giving u.s. diplomats 72 hours to get out of the country. margaret brennan has the story. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of venezuelans protested in the streets today, demanding that president nicolas maduro step aside. 35-year-old juan guaido, the head of the national assembly, swore himself in as the new leader of the country. journalist virginia lopez glass is in caracas. >> there are videos of the
national guard throwing tear gas at protesters, and also taking some protesters with them prisoners. >> reporter: backing the opposition, the trump administration, which today along with canada and more than a dozen other countries officially recognized guaido as interim president. at the white house, reporters had president trump if he'd take military action to protect the opposition movement. >> all options are on the table. >> reporter: venezuela, once a wealthy country with the largest proven oil reserves in the world is on the verge of economic collapse, with food and medicine in short supply. it has become a haven for terrorists and drug traffickers. more than three million venezuelans have fled into surrounding countries. scholar moshe rendon's family still live there. >> again, we're talking about 300 children expected to die because of lack of food. the average venezuelan has lost 24 pounds in the last year. >> reporter: maduro has long blamed the u.s. for his country's problems, even accusing venezuelan and
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this is the "cbs overnight news." >> the giant general motors plant in lordstown, ohio, has been pumping out cars since lyndon johnson was president. more than 16 million in all. but in a few short week, the lordstown plant will go idle. it's one of five gm production plants scheduled to shut down. practically everyone in lordstown is affected, either directly or indirectly by gm's decision. steve inskeep paid a visit to the town and sat down for meals with people bracing for the work. >> reporter: the country cafe opens around dawn. it's just down the street from the gm plant that is the center of life in lordstown, ohio.
>> good morning. >> these retires meet each friday morning. some worked at the plant that has endured so long, they doubt it's really shutting down. >> 41 years i've been there. 41 years i've heard this. i don't believe they're going to close. >> reporter: david farkas is hoping. >> i have a new car, two new cars every year. i have a beautiful home. i did everything a rich man did because i was rich, general motors money. >> reporter: these retirees did well enough to collect classic cars like the chevy impala donna schrader keeps in her garage. this plant is so huge that since the 1960s, it has produced 16 million vehicles. so huge that we had to drive five miles to go on a loop around it. lordstown, home of the cruze.
now gm is ending north american production because smaller cars are less popular, and that's bad news for this plant, no matter how well the workers have done their jobs. it's also bad news for every business that serves gm workers, like our place diner. >> it's majority of everything in this community. >> reporter: manager jackie woodward watched in recent years as kgm laid off her husband, thn her brother, and then everybody efls. what did you think when you heard? >> my heart was broken. it's hard to see people that you've known your whole life, you've grown up with them, and all of the sudden they have to pick up and they have to move their families. >> reporter: we invited ohio senators to meet us for lunch. democrat sherrod brown. >> i just retired. how many years? >> reporter: and republican rob portman are from different parties, but are friends who share a talent for working a room. >> your dad was active duty? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: and a desire to keep the plant open.
brown recalls president obama's auto bailout. >> you know taxpayers saved this company. and then they get this huge tax cut. >> reporter: portman argues gm's t prospects should be improving. >> things that happened that would make it more advantageous here. >> i have to have the gm chicken fenders. >> reporter: both met gm executive mara bara who said she is open to ideas. for now workers can transfer. >> but it's not that simple. you own a house in youngstown or there is a plant closing or significant layoffs, your chances of selling that house aren't very high. >> reporter: as you guys know, the president came to this area in 2017 and said industrial jobs are coming back. don't leave. don't sell your houses. it's going to be great. that hasn't turned out to be the case. >> well, some businesses have been helped a lot by his steel tariffs. there is a lot of great research and development going on now. a lot of manufacturing, is big. there are a lot of things. but this one is -- it's a punch
in the gut. >> here it comes. >> reporter: the restaurant manager at lunch put us in touch with some gm workers who have now arranged to meet us for dinner at the sunrise inn in the old manufacturing city of warren, ohio. so many workers came to share their stories that we had to pull up extra chairs. >> for me and my wife, having a disabled daughter, our whole support system is here. it's been a long fight with the schools and with getting everything to where it is. it's taken us ten years and thousands of dollars that if we have to move is going to go become to square one. >> so if general motors says there is a job for you in ft. wayne, there is a job for you in flint, michigan -- >> i either go there or i quit general motors. and after 25 years, that's a hard pill to swallow. >> reporter: moving is hard when others need you to stay. >> i take care of my elderly parents. it's hard. i take them to their appointments, go to the pharmacy, get them their meds.
we're not moving. >> we're a blended family, and i see no use. >> he would have to be away from his son. my kids would have to be away from their dad. >> i'm not doing that. >> reporter: how many people here voted for trump? one, two, three, four. about half of you. some still back him, but marsh is like this ohio county. he voted for obama, then for trump, and is deciding where to place his vote next. >> my loyalty is done for either party. i'm going to vote for whoever i think is talking at the right time. >> reporter: for the people at this table, with almost 150 years of gm experience, the job was more than a job. what have you loved about working for gm? >> people. >> people. >> you spent more time with those people than you do your own family. >> right. >> we are family. >> reporter: gm is offering workers retraining and it's possible that auto plant could revive. tesla expressed some interest. but for now, the gm workers face
a choice between their work family and their real families. overseas, the vatican has launched its first olympic track and field team. they have had their first race over the week, and seth doane was there. >> reporter: they posed in front of the starting line as many teams would, but being vatican athletics, and with their captain a monsignor, they also parade. >> amen. >> reporter: they joined about 8,000 runners outside rome's olympic stadium for sunday's tenk. lacing up a nun, and stretching, a member of the pope's army. so a little bit of rain here not ideal. >> i think for me that's an advantage because i'm swiss. >> reporter: this is a swiss guard, one of the select young men from switzerland who have sworn to protect the pope. they carry on a 500-year tradition, often standing perfectly still while on guard. >> we are all time on the same
place, you don't move. >> reporter: so it's a relief to go running? >> yeah, exactly. >> reporter: and as he and some teammates demonstrated, the vatican offers some rather spectacular training grounds. >> for me running is a form of prayer. >> reporter: sister mary tio is from france. the swiss guard said you were the best on the team. >> no, it's not true. i am the best of nuns. >> reporter: you're the only nun. >> the only nun! >> reporter: this unlikely team blended right in with the thousands of runners. and while there were no medals and while there were no medals sunday, for vatican going to extremes for perfect skin? where does it end? new olay whips. while not equal to cosmetic procedures, our b3 complex hydrates to smooth skin. injections? rejected. beautiful skin? accepted. olay.
the government shutdown has shuttered much of washington, including some of our nation's most famous museums, but just a short drive out of town there's a place where art is still on display. rita braver paid a visit to the glenstone museum. ♪ ee collecti in theegion righno actually 20 miles from the mall. glenstone, where ultra modern galleries and giant sculptures by theh peek-a-boo with their
surroundings. >> the landscape is meant to loosen you up and let your mind start to wander and see things. >> reporter: how many acres is the whole property at this point? >> we're now up to about 230 acres. >> reporter: mitch and emily rales built glenstone to share their extraordinary collection of modern and contemporary art. but they wanted to make this a different kind of museum, a blend of art, architecture, and nature. >> it's not just about the objects that you see. it's truly an experience. >> reporter: their collection includes some 1300 works, starting with mid century greats like louise bourgeois, jackson pollock, mark rothko, andy warhol, and moving on to other works like jean-michel basquiat. it began in 1998 when tech
billionaire mitch rales who is now 62 had a near death experience. >> i was in a pretty traumatic accident in russia. everything that i had the helicopter, and i came back a ballec tt i w on. go change course of my li >> reporter: seven years later in new york, rales, who was divorced, met emily wei, a young and influential curator 20 years his junior. she agreed to help him launch glenstone. so at what point did you decide that you were both not just in love with art, but in love with each other? >> oh, that, it was kind of love at first sight. >> yeah, we -- we hit it off pretty quickly. >> reporter: they were married in 2008, and emily rales helped interest her husband in a new generation of artists. then you walk into this. this chamber was specifically designed to hold a mammoth and
mysterious work by robert gober. >> there is a sort of erie and slightly sinister feeling to being in a forest, but also in jail surrounded by water that is probably not fit for drinking because of rat bait everywhere. >> reporter: this room is composed entirely of works by l.a.-based artist charles ray. >> so he pulled this out of a junkyard. >> reporter: including this, a stainless steel replica of a wrecked truck. >> i think a lot of people are going to lock at something like this and say come on, is this art? >> that's what they said about the abstract expressionists. art history takes 30, 40, 50 years to really broadcast itself. so we'll see. >> reporter: mitch and emily rales are making art history here. the museum was first opened on a very limited basis in 2006, but they have spent more than $200 million to enhance the
experience. admission is free but limited to 400 visitors a day. >> you seem to give lots of space to our visitors to really give them the time to explore and enjoy. >> reporter: the rales live quietly right on this property, though they are noted world, have until now art rked hd toy out of the spotlight. >> i don't think we've been as private as people want to make us out to be. >> reporter: how many tv interviews have you done? >> this is the first, thank you very much. >> reporter: just saying. >> but we've been on a journey, and it took us 15 years to get to this point today. >> reporter: and the rales have endowed glenstone for what they hope is forever, seeking to create a lasting legacy. what we're hearing day after day from these visitors is that a quiet place for contemplation of
a week from sunday you can catch the super bowl right here on cbs, and even if you have no rooting interest in the rams versus the patriots, there is always the commercials. well, one ad you won't see is the one advocating medical marijuana. cbs refused to air it, and now the company behind the commercial is speaking out. here is mark strassmann. >> the company says the ad isn't finished. they let us see an early version, but haven't released it publicly. the ad feature three people, a child who suffers from seizures, a person who used opioids long-term and a veteran who lost part of his leg. the message is the same. medical marijuana helped turn around their lives. the goal, push lawmakers to make the drug legal at the federal level. >> hoy far is mars
? >> reporter: the super bowl is a high stakes game for advertiser, attracting an audience of more than 100 million viewers. >> to the end zo hello, super bowl. >> reporter: but in the upcoming showdown between the patriots and the rams, there is one ad you won't see. it's from acreage holdings, a marijuana company which has made other videos like this one to promote the benefits of medical marijuana. >> it is a wave that simply can't be stopped a this point because people are seeing the life-changing impact. >> reporter: cbs, the network airing the super bowl, rejected the commercial, saying it doesn't currently accept cannabis-related advertisements. >> what we find anecdotally is that everybody is one degree of separation away from someone whose life has been changed by cannabis. >> reporter: george allen is the president of acreage holdings. >> because we haven't seen it on a network. >> yeah. >> reporter: you probably weren't surprised when cbs rejected it. >> it was something we considered because of where it stands, because of the ambiguity around federal policy, it makes
it very treacherous waters. >> reporter: 33 states and washington, d.c. have legalized medical marijuana, but it is still illegal under federal law. the nfl also has a strict policy against the drug, which some players have spoken out against. philadelphia eagles defensive end chris long criticized the decision tuesday, pointing to alcohol ads that run during football games. he tweeted, "keep pumping the booze ads, guys, you're doing great." nate jackson, a retired tight end with the denver broncos wants the nfl to change its policy in the interests of players. >> it's not about getting it's not about sitting in your, you know -- it's not about becoming a stoner. the nfl doesn't have to worry about that. these guys are highly motivated, you know. the football is a lot worse for them than marijuana. >> that's the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and of course "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new
york city, i'm meg oliver. captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, january 24th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." without warning. gunfire breaks out at a bank in florida leaving five dead. the search for shooter's motive. >> i don't know what happened. he's a good kid. breaking overnight, a rare agreement between president trump and house speaker nancy pelosi, but it won't end the government shutdown now in day 34.