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'm meg oliver. captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, april 3rd, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." trespassing at mar-a-lago. a chinese woman is accused of sneaking a laptop and a thumb drive with malware past secret service agents. health care fight. what forced president trump to flip-flop on a republican overhaul. and new accusers. two more women accuse joe biden of touching them inproemtdly as house speaker nancy pelosi comes to his defense.
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good morning from the studio 57 newat cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. an investigation is under way this morning over a security breach at mar-a-lago resort in florida. a woman with two chinese passports and a device containing computer malware is accused of lying the secret service to gain admission over the weekend. mola lenghi has more on this. >> reporter: a woman named yujing zhang is accused of trespassing at president trump's mar-a-lago resort in florida. according to court documents the 32-year-old got inside after presenting two chinese passports. she told the secret service agents she was there to use the pool. they mistakenly thought she was the member of a club member because she had the same last name. after she was admitted, she changed her story telling the receptionist she was there for a
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chinese american friendship event. she knew of no such thing. according to an affidavit, she became verbally aggressive and taken to a secret service office. agents found she had four cellphones with her, a laptop, an external hard drive, and a thumb drive that contained what was only described as suspicious malware. the secret service agents noticed she did not have a bathing suit. president trump staid at mar-a-lago but was not at the property when the woman was arrested. >> we're deeply interested in who sent her there, what's she doing there, how did she get as far as she did through security, and just what kind of malware was on that thumb drive. >> reporter: investigators are still trying to determine a motive. mola lenghi, cbs news, the white house. president trump is ramping up his 2020 re-election campaign. the president delivered a free-wheeling speech at a republican fund-raiser last night in washington, and he
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touched on everything from the economy to the southern border. he insisted the battle over health care is not over. laura podesta is here in new york with more on the health care debate. laura, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. yes, reforming health care is something the president does not want to let go. we know it was one of his big 2016 campaign promises, but the party's leaders are not on the same place. president trump changing his signature fund-raiser last night but he also set the stage for what may be a signature policy issue for the 2020 race. >> should be the party of health care. republicans should not run away from health care. you can't do it. >> despite that, he shelved health care with majority leader mitch mcconnell. >> i made it clear to him we were not going to be doing that in the senate.
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>> mr. trump said republicans need to first sweep the 2020 elections. >> we're not going to vote on it until after the election. we'll all promise it's going to be our first vote. >> though he made similar promises during the 2016 election. >> obamacare, we're going to repeal it, we're going to replace it, we're going to get something going. >> but the gop failed when they controlled both chambers of congress. democrats say the president still has no plan going forward. >> president trump confirmed he will hold americans hostage through the 2020 election when it comes to health care. >> they believe they can win the health care debate. >> the american people deserve to know exactly where their representatives stand on the trump administration's vicious campaign to take away their health care. >> last week the trump justice department filed a court document in support of striking down the affordable care act. and last year a federal judge in texas ruled that obamacare is
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unconstitutional, although the decision is on hold as it moves through the courts. the fight may end up at the supreme court, and if it's upheld, millions may risk losing their health care. >> we're watching pretty closely. the surge of migrants arriving at the southern border has led to the trump administration to expand its practice it's long mocked of catch and release. procession and holding sterns in many border towns are overwhelmed with the influx of migrants. as a result, the administration is bussing them hundreds of miles inland and releasing them as gray pound bus stations and churches. president trump weighed in on the issue last night. >> they ear here for years. they never come back for the trial. they say let's bring them in to court. bring them in. they stepped on our property. bring them in. be gentle. bring them into court, and it's called catch and release. it may be the dumbest program in the history of the world. >> since december u.s.
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immigration and customs enforcement has set free more than 800,000 people who came as families. two new women came forward alleging joe biden touched them inappropriately. both sides are weighing in. president trump commented last night. >> our former vice president, i was going to call him -- i don't know him well. i was going to say, welcome to the world, joe. are you having a good time, joe. >> he's an affectionate person to children, to senior citizens, to everyone. that's the way he is. >> two other women came forward with allegations against biden in the last week. biden, who is still weighing a 2020 presidential campaign, says he doesn't believe he's ever acted inappropriately. lawmakers in virginia returned to virginia for a one-day session to finish legislative work.
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this comes as controversy continues surrounding sexual misconduct involving lieutenant governor fairfax. two women say he sexually assaulted him several years ago. that i spoke with gayle king. the women want a public hearing. lawmakers say they would invite the women to testify, but democrats say the legislature is not the appropriate body to hear these allegations. the texas attorney general's office is taking legal action after a deadly fire at a chemical plant. a tank holding a flammable chemical caught fire yesterday near houston. one employee died and at least two others were hurt. a petition was filed to recoup civil penalties and legal costs from the company that operated the plant. people living within a one-mile radius of the plant were told to take shelter. >> it was just chaos. everybody started running. you saw people running out, and that was it. you've got to fend for yourself, so we just took off with my crew. >> now, this fire comes nearly
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two weeks after a fire at p another chemical storage facility outside of houston. that fire burned for several days and prompted air quality warnings. the cause of yesterday's fire is under investigation. after a two-day manhunt, the man accused of shooting and killing rapper nipsey hussle is behind bars. new video shows los angeles police arrested 29-year-old eric holder yesterday. he's now charged with hussle's murder. the grammy-nominated rapper was shot outside a clothing store he owned in los angeles. police believe holder shot hussle over a personal dispute. and coming up on the "morning news" now, pen state fraternity members are sentenced to jail in the timothy piazza case. and time may be on his side. the rolling stones postpone their tour as the front man undergoes surgery. this is the "cbs morning news." undergoes surgery. this is the "cbs morning news."
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california's heavy rain and snow this winter has forced the rebuilt spillway on the nation's tallest dam to be opened for the first time since it crumbled two years ago. water was seen gushing down the oroville spillway dam yesterday. storms this week and melting snow are expected to swell the lake behind the dam. in 2017 the dam's spillway broke apart, forcing the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people. mick jagger is set to undergo heart surgery, and the winner of chicago's mayoral race. those are some of the morning headlines on the newsstand. chicago listed its first african-american mayor. lori lightfoot easily defeated e election.
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both women are democrats. lightfoot is the first openly gay candidate to be elected. she campaigned on violence and working-class residents and ridding chicago of corruption. >> we can and we will break this city's endless cycle of corruption. >> current chicago mayor rahm emanuel is stepping down after serving two terms. the "los angeles times" says actresses felicity huffman and lori loughlin are expected to make their first court appearance in boston's federal court today to face charges in a school admissions scandal. the two women along with loughlin's husband and dozens are others are involved in an alleged bribery scheme to help the students of wealthy parents to get into elite schools. rick singer has pleaded guilty. pennsylvania center's "daily
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times" has revealed three former penn state frat brothers were sentenced to jail on hazing charging following a fraternity member's death. they had pleaded guilty to the death of 19-year-old timothy piazza. he died in 2017 after drinking a large amount of alcohol and falling down a flit of stairs. has reported that an appliance for football has been suspended. they were told their last day is today. the 18 professional football league began play in february. it was seen as a possible future football league but could not reach agreement with the players association ore the use of nfl practice squad players. players including those on the memphis express reacted to the news yesterday. >> it was some bad news about the whole situation, but it is what it is. it's life. you've got to fight through it. everything is going to take care of itself.
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>> the league had two more weeks left in its inaugural season. and "rolling stone" says mick jagger is undergoing heart surgery. the rolling stone's 75-year-old front man will have a valve replaced on friday here in new york. the group said it was postponing the upcoming tour because jagger needed an unspecified medical treatment. the band said jagger is expected to make a complete recovery. in a statement jagger said he would be working very hard to get back on stage as soon as he can. still ahead, a night with mona lisa. airbnb is offering a sleepover at one of the world's most famous museums. airbnb is offering a sleepover at one of the world's most famous museums.
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the couple shared nine photos with their followers including moments from their trip to australia last fall. in their first post they said they look forward to the opportunity to shine a light on key issues. on the "cbs moneywatch," members of the sackler family respond to an opioid lawsuit, and how you can spend the night with the mona lisa. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. on the economic calendar nonmanufacturing data will be released this morning. it's a gauge of activity in the u.s. services sector. we'll also get a window into the march jobs report when adp releases its tally of private sector employment for march today. here on wall street the dow was mixed. the dow fell 79 points, the s&p 500 was flat, and the nasdaq gained 19. the family that calling the massachusetts lawsuit false.
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this is the first time it responds to calls on the accusations and calls them false and misleading. attorneys for the sackler family say the claims must be dismissed. massachusetts was among the first state government to sue the family as well as the company last year. british prime minister theresa may is expected to meet with opposition leader jeremy corbin in hopes of breaking the brexit deadlock. may hopes it will result in a meeting with the eu. the uk was supposed to leave the eu last week, but an extension was granted. may is seeking another delay. right now the uk has until april 12th to propose a plan that could lead to economic chaos. the didn't of education has rejected thousands of applicants for its temporary student loan forgiveness program and lawmakers want to know why. the initiative gave the agency a way to provide forgiveness.
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the education department says it, quote, thoroughly evaluates and approves and denies requests that congress established, end quote. and a night at the museum will soon become a reality at the louver in paris. airbnb is giving a one night's stay. they'll get to spend a night along the mona lisa and other works of art. to win, go to and' why you should be the guest. the deadline is april 12th. >> that sounds interesting. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you. >> sounds good. still to come, a battle and a dream. a man battling cancer wins the lottery jackpot and treats his wife to a trip of a lifetime. man battling cancer wins the lottery jackpot and treats his wife to a trip of a lifetime. >> teacher: you did?! oh, i can't wait to read it. >> tech vo: so when she had auto glass damage... she chose safelite.
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so a florida woman received some underwater love from a friendly manatee. she was snorkeling in crystal river over the weekend with the animals. one of them approached her and started checking her out. after about 20 minutet it began hugging the snorkeler and eventually flipped her out of the water. she called it an unforgettable experience. and a florida man diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer will be able to take his wife on a dream vacation after winning the lottery. he usually doesn't play the lottery, but he bought four scratch-off lottery tickets at a convenience store. one was worth $250,000 and he's using the money to take his wife to europe.
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our top stories this morning. a security breach investigation is under way. a woman with two chinese passports and a device containing computer malware is accused of lying to the secret service agents to gain access over the weekend. the woman was arrested. >> keep america great. cag. the president is signaling a change to his signature campaign slogan. he used the term "keep america great" during a gop fund-raiser last night. mean whooul the president is shelving plans for a health care overhaul after a meeting with
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majority leader mitch mcconnell. republicans need to focus on winning in 2020. students around the country have come up with ideas on how to save lives in the event of a their inventions. >> think about in a school building and a classroom door. >> reporter: paige and her classmates from missouri believe the door lock they invented could make the difference between life and death in a shooting. >> it makes it so it can't be opened at all even if the door handle is broken. >> reporter: the young inventors call it a simple solution to one of the biggest issues schools are facing. >> it's not only an issue that's in our community. it's an issue in so many communities. >> reporter: the team competed in samsung's "solve for tomorrow" contest, which challenges students nationwide
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to use science, technology, engineering, and math skills to tackle problems in their communities. >> this year we had an amazing group of kid. >> reporter: in fact, samsung said two of the ten finalists came up with ways to come up with secure classrooms during shootings. >> i think what's encouraging about that is students are looking for positive solutions. >> reporter: students showed off their inventions to the public aboard the "intrepid" in new york city. this massachusetts team also placed in the top ten with a safety shut-off valve to prevent gas explosions. and these kansas students came up with a gps-enabled tool for at-risk foster children. >> i really want to be an engineer, so this is a great start. >> reporter: three schools entered for the grand prize, $100,000 in the technology and classroom supplies. that includes the group from missouri. they say they hope to one day have their lock in classrooms across america. kenneth craig, cbs news, new york.
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coming up on "cbs this morning," investigators are hoping a new dna tool will help them solve cold cases. omar villafranca looks at how it led to an arrest in a decades-old murder in alabama. and michael lewis talks about his new podcast "against the rules." and we'll take you to oregon where they're tackling some of the toughest plastics to recycle. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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good morning, it is wednesday, april 3. >> time to get a check on the wednesday weather with mary. >> we are checking on mainly dry conditions today. catching a break from the rain in spots. we had a look with the san jose camera. a cloudy start today and mild. temperatures are in low to mid 50s at this hour. your weather headlines, if you're heading out the door for work, a few isolated showers this morning and fog inland. especially for the tri-valley and mostly cloudy skies for the afternoon. a chance to see an isolated shower, but more showers for thursday and a soaking rain on friday. we will time it out for you hour by hour on future caste and what you can expectina minu. your first look at the roadways, dealing with mostly construction this morning, overall accident free. we will zoom in


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