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president trump ramps up his attacks. measles outbreak. there's a spike in the number of cases of the potentially deadly virus. ♪ good morning from the studio 57 news room at c headquarters here in new york, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we will rebuild. that is the promise from french president macron following the devastating fire at notre dame cathedral in paris. the world watched as the flames engulfed the piece of history. the spire of the landmark fell over as the fire spread and destroyed the church's roof. the cathedral landmark's bell towers have been saved. we are in london with more. good morning. >> good morning. it's heart breaking to see those pictures. paris firefighters say the blaze is fully extinguished, but it
took nine hours to get it under control. they were able to salvage the facade. they are treating this as an accident as they try to rise from the ashes. the cross inside the cathedral of notre dame is still standing even after a fire ripped through the centuries old building. the iconic spire fell victim to the flames. >> the spire started bending. we could not believe what we were seeing. the flames went on and on and on. >> reporter: most of the roof is destroyed. officials say the cathedrals outer walls and two bell towers were salvaged. 400 firefighters battled to save the building. they were still spraying water this morning. >> not just a building. it's the beating heart of paris. like an open heart on the medical table. it's heart breaking. >> reporter: the mayor of paris
posted to tweeter the crown of thorns and other artifacts were saved. it's believed the crown was worn by christ before the crucifix. they gathered to pray and sing hymns. the french president, macron, promised to rebuild notre dame. >> they scanned the building and can make a virtual model that is very accurate. of course, it would be a copy, not the same thing. >> reporter: the church, built in the 12th century was undergoing renovations to shore up the crumbling structure. the fund raising has already begun to rebuild. two french billionaires pledged $340 million. the french heritage society is appealing to donors and dozens of gofundme crowd sourcing campaigns have started. >> thank you so much. notre dame wasn't just a
cultural icon, it was a symbol of faith to people around the world. 13 million visitors walked through the cathedral each year. that that's 30,000 visitors each day. more than 50,000 people entered the church on important days. laura podesta has a look at the halls. >> notre dame is an international treasure. it's an example of gothic architecture and one of the most photographed sites in paris. the cathedral has been through a lot. it survived vandalism in the 1500s. it was converted to a starrage warehouse for food during the french revolution. now, it will be rebuilt after a massive fire. notre dame or our lady is considered the most famous gothic cathedral ever built. construction began on the historic monument in 1163 during the reign of king louie. it took nearly 200 years to
complete. the picturesque stain glassed windows made of hundreds of panes, depicting various images like apostles and angels. gargoyles and statues surround it. >> tremendous cultural and political significance. this is where kings and emperors were crowned and where saints are made. >> reporter: the cathedral spire was currently undergoing renovations. the last makeover was more than 150 years ago, inspired by the depiction of the decaying state in the novel, "the hunchback of notre dame." a book that inspired famous film versions, most notely in 1939 and disney's take in 1996. notre dame is home to the crown of thorns, considered paris' crown jewel. it is believed the crown was worn by christ before the
crucifixion. the bells have tolled for significant occasions for centuries and marked moments of tragedy, including the paris terror attack in 2015. preservation experts say there are no longer trees big enough in france to rebuild parts of the roof, including the beams. there's speculation about whether the new construction of the spire will be an exact replica or a contemporary version. >> laura podesta here in new york, thank you so much. moving on to news here, the justice department is preparing to release a redacted version of the special counsel's report on russian election interference on thursday. that's not stopping president trump's criticism of the probe. the president stepped up attacks yesterday in a series of tweets. he repeated his view that the report exonerated him and the investigation should never have happened. the findings from the nearly two
year probe are expected to be sent to congress and made available to the public. the trump administration is discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay their visa's in the u.s. it's part of the growing focus on immigration heading into the re-election campaign. mr. trump spoke about immigration and border control during a visit to minnesota yesterday. >> who do you think these countries are giving us? they are not giving us their finest, that i can tell you. it's insane. >> discussions include president trump's threat to shut down the southern border and, again, consideration of separating children from parents. the administration has also been weighing, targeting remittance payments of people living in the country illegally. bill wells kicks off two days of presidential campaigning. wells officially entered the race becoming the first republican to challenge
president trump in the 2020 race. he served two terms as governor of massachusetts in the '90s. in 2016, he was the vice president nominee on the libertarian ticket. he ran for senate in massachusetts in 1996, but lost to john kerry. he will not run as an independent if he does not win the republican nomination. more parents are pleading not guilty in the college admission scandal. lori loughlin and her husband waived their right to appear before a judge. they submitted signed pleas of not guilty. they are charged with paying $500,000 to guarantee both their daughters admission into the university of southern california. so far, 16 parents decided to fight charges against them. clean up is under way in beantown after the most thrilling finishes in boston marathon history. >> to the finish line. who will take the win in boston?
>> kenya sprinted to outrun the former two-time champion of ethiopia. he finished two seconds ahead. another highlight of the race is when a double amputee set the record for the fastest ever marathon win. >> i never give up. one thing i told myself was the condition that i have is just a phenomenon that happened in my life. it does not define who i am. i have my inner power. >> for the women, ethiopia won. her nearest competitor finished 42 seconds later. coming up on the morning news, after his remarkable comeback in the master's tournament, a new honor is in store for tiger woods. disturbing news on the outbreak of measles. the biggest jump yet in the number of cases here in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news." cases here in the u.s.
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companies declare their earnings including netflix and changes in ownership for hulu. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning. it is a packed day on wall street with notable reports on deck. among the big names investors are watching are netflix. analysts are expecting the streaming service to add 7.3 million subscribers worldwide during the first quarter with 1.9 million in the u.s. the company is expected to have earned 76 cents a share during the first quarter. other major earnings reports scheduled for today include bank of america, black rock, johnson & johnson, ibm and united continental. monday showed a lackluster earning. the dow went down 27 points. s&p 500 shed one and the nasdaq lost eight points. at&t sold its share in hulu back
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we have the story. >> we love america. who do you love? >> reporter: dualing protest outside the president's event fueled the feud between mr. trump and democrat omar, one of the first muslim women in congress. the conflict started after mr. trump tweeted, we will never forget, along with a clip of omar talking about attacks on muslims since september 11th, edited with sering images of that day. >> some people did something. >> reporter: critics say she was casual in talking about 9/11. some say it was taken out of context. >> cair was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties. >> reporter: omar said she experienced direct threats on her life after the president posted the video. in response, house speaker,
nancy pelosi asked the capital police to review her protection and asked president trump to remove the post. >> i don't think any president of the united states should use the tragedy of 9/11 as a political tool. >> the president is not wishing ill will or violence toward anyone. the president is and should be calling out the congresswoman. >> reporter: omar previously spoke out about israel's influence in washington, which drew criticism from both parties and the president. >> she doesn't like israel, does she? >> reporter: speaker pelosi says capitol police will continue to monitor and assess the threats against o mor who was already dealing with security concerns even before the president's tweet. earlier this month, a man from new york was arrested for threatening to kill the congresswoman. cbs news, the white house. coming up on "cbs this morning," inside edition's
deborah norville joins us. the first on camera interview from online retailer, amazon on how they are cracking down on counterfeit items sold on their site. why grammy nominated singer mike posner is taking on a huge, new challenge, walking across the country. that's "cbs morning news" this tuesday. thanks for watching, i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
camera, looking at the east bay. good morning, it's tuesday, april 16th. i'll kenny choi >> and i'm -- >> it willing breeze sxee when it will feel chilly outside. backside of a storm, a breeze comes through. but as far as any other aspects from that weak little system that came through yesterday, we're not seeing anything on the radar. isolated showers. if you have good eyesight and you're looking really close, maybe you see a few drops of rain, but that's the way today is going to go. we're done with the rain with the exception of a few isolated showers. isolated showers today. a big warmup later in the week. got a lot of locations in the load and mid 80s in a couple of days. more on that in a bi