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for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for ,heck wh us morning news and of course, "cbs this morning." morning." from the broadcast center in captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, may 1st, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." everything went silent and i thought, oh, my god, it's coming, and then it was just like a crushing noise. >> tornadoes sweep across the central u.s. and the severe weather continues today with large parts of the country on alert for thunderstorms, heavy rain, and flooding. >> william barr faces congress. the attorney general will be questioned about his handling of
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the russia report as robert mueller raises objections to barr's summary of his investigation. north carolina what we learned about the 22-year-old suspect. >> you can't go to school, you 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, severe storms slammed large parts of the south and the midwest, and the weather threat continues today. the national weather service says as many as two dozen tornados touched down in several states yesterday. in iowa, a temporary levee meant to hold back the mississippi river failed, sending floodwaters raging into downtown davenport. there's also a heightened flood risk as more storms target the central midwest. matt piper looks at the damage
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>>eporter: a series of tornados hit the great plains tuesday. this one v oklahoma, knocking out power. at least a dozen tornadoes have been confirmed in four different states. the damage in rural areas in oklahoma shows roofs ripped off, homes torn apart, and downed power lines. the severe weather also triggered flash flood warnings. in davenport, iowa, a levee was breached, forcing evacuation orders and forcing people to seek higher ground. >> we grabbed what little possessions were handy and kind of ran. >> reporter: in clay county, texas, storm chasers spotted several funnel clouds. officials there say a propane tank was even ruptured due to the storm. and in wheaton, missouri, you can see the debris and damage left behind. one business owner we spoke with said he called his family and employees.
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>> myaur g a fe miles from here, my office secretaries got five miles from hel of my employees got about five miles from here, and then the tornado hit. >> reporter: recovery from the damage from the todays will take days if not weeks. matt piper, cbs news. el with, more than 14 million people could be in the packet of tornados today. weathed , damaging, and torntor. drew burgoyne is tracking that system. >> i'm meteorologist drew burgoyne. a lot of the system traveling through wednesday. with that heavy rainfall there's flood watches and flash flood watches that extend from dallas all the way south of chicago. these areas will continue to get hammered with heavy rainfall over the next 24 to 48 hours, creating flooding issues. look at all the severe weather reports on tuesday. and more severe weather is expected basically in the same
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area on wednesday. slight risks from st. louis, kansas city, oklahoma city, and dallas. these areas will likely see strong to severe thunderstorms throughout your wednesday, and that will likely continue not the pattern just d in thrthe sout creating more strong to severe thunderstorms as something that will have to be watched. watch out if you do have some travel. i'm meteorologist drew burgoyne, cbs news. senate democrats are expected to grill attorney general william barr this morning about the findings of robert mueller's russia report. robert mueller wrote a letter complaining about the special counsel's findings in a summary in march. mueller wrote the summary did not fully capture the context of the investigation into alleged collusion and obstruction of justice. house judiciary committee chairman jerry nadler responded to a dispute over the conditions of barr's testimony.
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>> if the attorney general is afraid to subject himself to questions where we can follow up, that may indicate lack of confidence in his own position, and more to the point, we have to get to the bottom of these issues. that's why we've called him in. >> now, according to the justice department, mueller made clear that he did not feel barr's summary of the report was inaccurate. nadler, however, wants the justice department to hand over the letter mueller wrote crizing thfour-page summary of barr's report. and cbs news will provide a special report on attorney general william barr's testimony before the senate judiciary committee starting at 10:00 a.m. eastern. two people are dead and four wounded after a gunman opened fire inside a classroom at the university of north carolina in charlotte. one person has been arrested. laura podesta is here in new york with what we have learned about the investigation. laura, good morning. 22-yeasun rning, anne-marie. do bieve he
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acted alone during this shooting, which happened on the very last day of spring classes. a student armed with a pistol opened fire at a north carolina university yesterday afternoon. >> this is the worst day in the history of unc charlotte. we've lost two members of our community. we have four injured students. >> as students ran away from th north carolina, charlotte, campus police officers ran into the building and arrested the suspect. >> our officers' actions definitely saved lives, there's no doubt about that. >> reporter: those that were inside did what they could to stay safe. >> one of the students wrapped a belt around the door and barricaded it and stuck something in front of it so it wouldn't fly open.
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>> as the shooting unfolded, the school sent out increasingly urgent alerts. >> the campus was on lockdown. >> ten seconds later people were shot and in another couple minutes they said people were actually killed. >> police identified 22-year-old tristan andrew terrell as the suspect. they searched his home last night. >> we will take a look, a hard look, at this entire situation to find out what happened and how it happened and things that can be prevented. >> sources tell a cbs affiliate that terrell had withdrawn from all but one class. and tonight there will be a individual ill to honor the victims of this shooting. final exams have been canceled through sunday. anne-marie. >> thank you, laura. people in venezuela are expected to take to the streets today for a march. p it comes a day after violent protests broke out as part of an attempt by the opposition leader
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to spark an uprising against the government. it's guaido's bold attempt to seize power from nicolas maduro. manuel bojorquez has more on this story. >> reporter: this is the moment a military truck ran into a group of protesters, one of several clashes between security forces and thousands of anti-government protesters. we have our producer in the capital for cbs news. >> how bloody are these confrontations right now? >> what we all saw was absolute horror how a military tank drove over a couple of protesters. no deaths have been reported to this moment, but i think people are bracing for the worst. >> reporter: the confrontation started after opposition leader juan guaido called for an uprising and announced a final push to oust nicolas maduro, getting a jump on mayday protests.
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the time is now, said guaido who for the first time was flanked by soldiers he claimed had switched sides. secretary mike pompeo. >> we expressed strong assurances throughout the day. >> reporter: control of the military is key. maduro argued crushing the rebellion would argue he's still in command. critics blame maduro for plunging them into collapse. shortages of food, water, and medicine have caused widespread suffering. tensions have been boiling over for years, including in 2017 when we saw firsthand use of lethal force against anti-government demonstrators. more than a million venezuelans have fled into colombia including military police like the officers we met in colombia earlier this year.
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>> you're not in favor of what you call a dictatorship. >> reporter: south florida's large venezuelan community is closely watching, including word from secretary of state mike pompeo that maduro was ready to leave venezuela until they talked him out of it and a threat by president trump to put a full embargo on cuba over its support of maduro's regime. well, coming up on the "morning news," hundreds of students walk out of their school in suburban chicago to oppose photos of fellow students in blackface. and a new smoking device. the fda clears a new product that heats tobacco. this is the "cbs morning news." that heats tobacco. this is the "cbs morning news." new product that heats tobacco. this is the "cbs morning news." . (cheers) ensure max protein. in two great flavors. are confusing quilted northern
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and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. well, the fed wraps up a o-d jeme powell is expected to tsho. on the earnings front, notable companies reporting today including cvs, hilton, hyatt, royal caribbean, and caesars entertainment. stocks closed mixed yesterday. the dow added 38 points, the s&p 500 was up two points for a new record, while the nasdaq fell 54 points. president trump's pick for the federal reserve board could be in trouble before he's officially nominated. several gop leaders have raised concerning about stephen moore. one said she will not vote for him. moore came under fire for an article he wrote arguing female athletes wanted equal pay for inferior work. moore has apologized for the
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4:25 am our top stories this morning, more than 14 million people are in the path of severe weather today. forecasters say the system could bring wind, damaged hail, and tornadoes to parts of the south. more than two dozen tornadoes touched down across several states yesterday. and senate democrats are expected to grill attorney general william barr this morning about the findings of robert mueller's russia report. the hearing comes on news that mueller wrote barr a letter complaining about the way barr described the special counsel's findings in a summary to congress in march. mueller wrote the summary did not fully capture the context of the investigation. according to the justice department, mueller made clear that he did not feel barr's
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summary of n dean reynolds has details. >> reporter: it took two years to get here. their lives intersected for a brief minute in a dark alley, a pajamas looking for help and a police officer responding to her 911 call. on jewel 15, 2017, justine damond called to report a possible sexual assault near her home. mohamed noor testified he and his partner drove down an alley in search of a suspect when . when they stopped, he heard a loud slap on the side of his squad car and saw damond's face outside his window.
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noor fired from his passenger's seat. the jury questioned whether that slap ever actually happened. the case tested the legal limits of a state law for the law to allow deadly force if a threat were perceived. throughout the three-week trial, noor was stoic, but the shooting shook the city to its core. protesters marched, the police chief was fired, and the mayor was quickly voted out. during closing arguments, noor's attorney slapped the lectern to alstartledic prosecutors saidhe slave d no damond's dna was found on the car, which was washed days after the incident. after the verdict was read aloud, noor was handcuffed and led away. he could face as much as 25 years in prison on the murder conviction alone. dean reynolds, cbs news, minneapolis. coming up on "cbs this morning," in the cbs news series, "life and debt," a look at the student debt crisis and how graduates of all ages are struggling to pay the bill.
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plus we talk with chairman of the intelligence committee adam schiff about robert mueller's objections to william barr's summary of the russia report. and singer pharrell tells gayle about his new music festival "something in the water" in his hometown in water" in his hometown in day bvis--o es tfotchi. anne-marie green. have a great day.
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live from the cbs bay area studios, this is news. now at 4:30, a live look from our exclusive salesforce tower cam, looking at the bay bridge and beyond. fair conditions out there. starting off cool but warming up. it is wednesday, may 1st. i'm kenny choi. >> and i'm michelle griego.
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let's check in with these promises. >> you love your weather forecast there. you got it right. a chilly start to the day with mainly clear skies. areas of fog, though, for the north bay and we are going to warm up significantly as we head through the afternoon. plenty of sunshine, so that warmup begins today through the workweek. so sunny and mild temps for us, looking at more sun above average temperatures for your thursdaythcocool the upper bay log mid-60to the mid-70s inland with mostly sunny skies. we will talk about how warm it's going to get through the workweek and when we will see the chance of a few showers coming up. good morning here at 4:30, get you out to your trouble spots and that is the bay bridge. there is an accident reported at the maze as you ar


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