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that's the overnight news for this thursday. for some of you the news continues. for ot rs check back with us a little later for the morning little later for the morning captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, may 2nd, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." attorney general william barr could be held in contempt of congress after refusing to testify today before the house judiciary committee, but the committee could soon be hearing from robert mueller himself about the handling of the russia investigation. campus violence. police say one of the victims of the deadly shooting at unc charlotte sacrificed himself to save others. and venezuelan uprising,
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protests tdead as the leadership power struggle heats up. good morning from the studio attorney general william rs barr is refusing to appear before the house judiciary committee today to discuss the mueller report. barr's refusal comes after he testified for more than five hours before the senate yesterday. president trump praised barr's performance saying he did a fantastic job and dismissed calls for his resignation as abuse from people that are running for president. laura podesta is here in new york with why barr is not willing to testify today. laura, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. in a statement the justice department called the house
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judiciary committee stipulations inappropriate. now democrats say they're considering to hold barr in contempt of congress if he doesn't show up. attorney general william barr says he will not come before the house judiciary committee today one day after he was grilled by senators on the mueller report. >> he's trying to blackmail the committee. >> chairman jerry nadler wanted lawmakers and staff attorneys from both parties to be able to question barr. he refused. >> given how dishonest he's been, i can understand why he's afraid of facing more effective examination. >> president trump defended his attorney general's decision. >> well, i guess they want to treat him differently than they have anybody else. you elect people that are supposed to be able to do their own talking. >> barr did spend five hours in front of a contentious senate judiciary committee yesterday. >> please, mr. attorney general. give us some credit for knowing what the hell's going on here.
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>> special counsel robert mueller laid out ten possible instances including one where white housnsel d mp ordered then fired. >> there's something very different between firing a special counsel outright, which suggests ending the investigation, and having a special counsel removed for conflict, which suggests that you're going to have another special counsel. >> republicans came to barr's defense. >> he couldn't have sat about obstruction. you did, is that correct? >> that's right. >> do you feel good about your decision? >> absolutely. >> at least ten presidential candidates are calling on barr to resign. and even if they don't get to speak to barr today, the house judiciary committee hopes to have special counsel robert mueller testify two weeks from now on may 15th. anne-marie. >> should be interesting. laura podesta here in new york. thanks a lot, laura. the suspect in the shooting at unc charlotte is expected to make his first court appearance
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today.trystan rrell isha with the deaths of two students. police say howell helped stop terrell. students and staff at unc wilmington gathered to honor the victims of unc charlotte's shooting. a unc student who was on her way home to the wilmington area when she heard about the shooting was on her way to last night's vigil. >> you hear about it all the time on the news and you think, oh, na happened there, it's never going to happen to me. and when it happens to you and the school you go to and people you know, it shifts your whole reality. >> police say terrell bought his handgun legally. they're still investigating a motive. venezuela's opposition leader is taking new action
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aimed at forcing nicolas maduro to relinquish power. juan guaido urged workers to stop working this morning following a series of strikes. this follows a second day of protests where at least one person was killed following a clash with security forces. nick bryant of our broadcast partner bbc reports from inside venezuela. >> reporter: they're calling for protests. proud patriots like caped crusaders said that their beloved country is becoming like a failed state. with conviction, we'll gain freedom. businessmen such as carlos gonzalez vowed they would keep taking to the streets. >> we're looking for the freedom of our country. . it is a mess. we've got to do everything we can. >> reporter: in the midst of this, juan guaido desperate to keep up the momentum, but he's calling for military leaders to switch their allegiance appears so far to have backfired.
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soon the march became a confrontation. this highway that cuts through the middle of the capital for a second day, a battlefield. both sides are calling for a mass mobilization as a way to influence the military. these are targeting an air base right in the heart of caracas. authorities were determined to hold the line and so far they haven't been overwhelmed. what we're witnessing here is the battle for hearts and minds and there haven't yet been defections that anti-government protesters were hoping for. on national television president maduro claimed victory flanked by the military top brass. his hopes of remaining in office depend on him keeping them at his side. nick bryant, bbc news, caracas, venezuela. back here at home thunderstorms are expected to affect millions. more than 11 million people
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across eight states are in the path of this system. the storm has the potential to bring tornados, damaged winds, hail, and flooding. in iowa, the mississippi river is flooding. >> the water came at me. it was like a horror movie. it was like a wall of water. >> there were also reports of at least three tornadoes yesterday. afternoon from northwestern texas into south central oklahoma. no damage was reported. president trump is asking congress for $4.5 billion in emergency funding to help address a surge in migration at the southern border. the trump administration will ask migrants crossing the southern border to take new dna tests as part of a crackdown on fraud. testing will be voluntary and the samples will only be used to determine family relationships,
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not to prosecute. the testing will begin with a pilot program as early as next week. president trump is outraged over a major firefighters union's endorsement of joe biden. he retweeted nearly five dozen tweets rejecting the president's claim of support of firefighters. the 58 retweets apparently thought to make the case that while the association of firefighters union's leadership supports biden, many firefighters support mr. trump. biden joked during a campaign stop yesterday in iowa that he expects to be the object of the president's attention for a while. a cruise ship was quarantined in the caribbean over concerns of a passenger with the measles. health officials in st. lucia say there's one confirmed case on the ship. the ship is affiliated with the church of scientology. there was a midnight showing of "avengers: endgame" in orange county.
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the southern california colt was the early 4/1 favorite. he galloped yesterday morning without a problem and his trainer said everything was fine, but that changed by yesterday afternoon. the horse's condition is not considered career-threatening. a "jeopardy" game show player faced close competition, and the college admissions scandal may snag more parents. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. people are on edge as prosecutors pursue more parents in the college admissions scandal. defense lawyers say prosecutors have informed additional parents that they are under investigation, but the number's unclear. so far, 33 parents have been charged. defense lawyers also say that other parents are worried about becoming targets and are scrambling to hire attorneys to figure out what to do. "the wall street journal" looks at a congressional budget office report that says medicare for all could lower expenses while impeding care.
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a ceo says a government-run health care program would likely lower administrative costs and provide benefits that may improve people's health, but the agency says extending coverage to more americans produce longer wait times and reduce access to care if there aren't enough workers. the highest court in kenya ruled that caster semenya must use hormone reducing drugs to compete. her testosterone level gives her an unfair advantage. she appealed. yesterday the court of arbitration for sport admitted the rulings are discriminatory but they're necessary. forcing female athletes to take unnecessary medication is immoral. >> you're actually taking a healthy person and turning that person into a patient.
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on the "cbs moneywatch," problems for president trump's fed board nominee, and the first state to ban styrofoam food containers. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. president trump's pick for the federal reserve board may be in trouble. the "washington post" reports trump administration officials are acknowledging stephen moore does not have the votes to get confirmed. moore has faced escalating criticism from senate republicans primarily because of his past writings of women. a decision is expected on moore's nomination by the end of the week. meanwhile investors are gearing up. those brands include dunkin' brands, under armour, dow, dupont, and cvs. stocks fell wednesday after the
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how sexy are announcer: support more victories for veterans, go to dav.org. our top stories morning, attorney general william barr has informed lawmakers on the house judiciary committee that he will skip today's hearing to review the mueller report. barr's decision came the same day the justice department missed a committee deadline to provide the panel with a full unredacted version of the russia report. the suspect in the deadly shooting at unc charlotte is expected to make his first court appearance today. trystan terrell is charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of 21-year-old riley howell and 19-year-old ellis reed parlier. police say terrell bought the handgun legally and they're still looking for a motive.
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and opposition leader juan guaido is calling for workers to take part in a general strike. it's paret of his call for an uprising to remove maduro from power. at least one person was killed this week with clashes in security forces. firefighters across southern california now have new real-time technology designed to detect and deter devastating wildfires. chris martinez shows us the high-tech cameras looking into solutions. >> reporter: towering above the famed hollywood hill, this small camera has a big job. it's part of a growing network of electronic eyes scanning for signs of smoke. >> if you had specific areas you were interested in, you click on that. >> john is with the utilities company charged with installing the cameras. they've mounted 100 so far with at least 60 more on the way. together they'll monitor hundreds of miles throughout southern california and aim to give firefighters an edge, spotting fires faster. >> this is a realtime capability
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fire communities can use to identify fires, roll resources more quickly, and get those fires put out. >> reporter: it's something fire desrately need after last year's fire season, the worst in california's history. this time-lapsed video from one of the first cameras installed captured the devastate iing hol fire last august. troy whitman was with fire officials on the front lines watching the camera feed on his phone. >> i'm was able to pan and show them in realtime what the threat was. opn cter 24/7, and along withgencagencies, the public can also watch the feeds online to help look out for trouble.
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>> up to 25 miles we can get a clear picture if there's smoke and fire. >> reporter: it could ultimately save lives. chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles. coming up on "cbs this morning," pet buyer beware. plenty of when sites clam to sell purebred dogs but most are fake. we'll have tips to avoid getting scammed. plus an exclusive with colorado democratic senator michael bennet who makes a big announcement this morning. and we just became familiar with ali stroke who uses a wheelchair who uses it in the revival of oklahoma. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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now at 4:30. looking live from our exclusive sales force tower camera. looking east. and if you thought yesterday was nice, well, we warmup conti doesn't that sound great? >> it does. >> it is thursday, may 2nd.
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i'm michelle griego. >> and i'm kenny choi. let's get focast. bring on the heat. >> that's right. temperatures are going to be warming up michelle and kenny. temps a little warmer than yesterday. here's a live look at our san jose camera. good morning to you in san jose. 52. also 54 in concord, 55 in oakland. livermore, 49. what you can expect, plenty of sunshine across the bay area. for the coast, mostly sunny and breezy. low 60s along the coast. mid- to upper 60s for the bay, with plenty of sun and warming up to the upper 70s to low 80s inland. i'll let you know how warm it's going to get as we get through the rest of the week. and when we can get a few showers coming through our seven-day forecast.

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