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we love her. >> you can check them out coming up right now. good morning to you, our viewers in the west on this, our first day and welcome to "cbs this morning." massive tornado outbreak. more severe storms target the southern plains after more than 40 tornadoes touch down over the weekend. high alert. president trump trades insults with iran while the u.s. warships train for battle nearby. we have the only u.s. network crew in baghdad where tensions are dangerously high. inside the nsa. we take you to hawaii for an exclusive look inside a top secret intelligence center where the national security agency monitors potential threats. and after-school special. a high school we highlighted
gets a visit from oprah. we'll talk to the school principal about the big surprise. it was big. it's may 20th, 2019. here's today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. sounds like destruction, complete mayhem. very catastrophic. >> in the midwest they're recovering from a weekend of severe weather today. >> another major threat. >> millions brace for more dangerous weather. >> looking like probably the most dangerous day of the year so far. president trump warning iran to never threaten the united states again. or else face dire consequence. >> this ratcheting up of tensions has led us to the precipice of potential ka tatro if i. >> president trump joining a chorus of those distancing themselves from new state laws banning the vast majority of abortions. >> there ought be to exceptions for rape and incest. >> police are crediting two good samaritans for the safe return of an abducted 8-year-old girl. >> i feel like god allowed me to be a tool.
>> the billionaire gave a commencement speech at morehouse college saying he would pay off their student loan. >> all that. >> arnold schwarzenegger won't press charges against this man would dropkicked him in south africa. >> the terminator barely budges. ♪ the final "game of thrones" monday ever. >> i haven't seen it yet. >> no spoilers. >> no, don't tell me. >> this is the last episode. i wish there was more after this. >> all that matters. >> lucas in his first pga championship. >> one bounce and goes in. a hole in one. >> that's professional golf. >> on "cbs this morning." >> brooks koepka sinking his par putt to clinch his second consecutive pga championship. incredible. >> the man who bewon, the to 19
pga champion, brooks koepka. >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." excited for brooks but i'm excited for us too. it's our game day. >> it is our game day. a lot of "game of thrones" fans supposedly playing hooky from work but not us. >> i did tune in for a little. >> i'm so excited, guys. i'm not even nervous. you know why, we know everybody at the table and in the room. >> we've met before. >> we have met before. >> i recognize you from somewhere. >> we want to have a good time and bring you a good broadcast so begin with this. aim gayle king with anthony mason and tony dokoupil. powerful storms where 5.5 million are threatened. tornadoes touched down in
several states and school canceled today for more than 150,000 children around oklahoma city. >> that is where the biggest threat is right now. it includes more, oklahoma, where a tornado hit in the past. david begnaud is there. >> reporter: when we checked in the front desk clerk said everyone in the area is freaked out about this severe weather threat. six years ago here at plaza towers that ef-5 tornado destroyed this school and killed seven students. there are these memorial benches to honor the students. when we got here i noticed a woman sitting in front of the bench that honors kyleh davis. it was his mother mikki and as i walked up to offer my thoughts and condolences she really wanted you to hear this. >> i am very, very proud of moore public schools for closing school tomorrow. >> reporter: mikki davis says it was the right call for more public schools to tell students
to stay home today. six years ago her song was taking cover with his classmates at plaza towers elementary when a tornado ripped through. >> the wall closed in. >> what is it like. >> knowing you may have to go through it again, not only did i lose him but we lost our house and tomorrow with it being like this it's very nerve-racking. >> reporter: for mikki and others who live here today tornados are a fact of life in oklahoma. dozens of twisters touched down over the weekend from oklahoma to texas. >> storm chasers came dangerously close to disaster on friday. the storm passed right in front of their vehicle. >> semi over in the road. look at that. >> reporter: across this region,
damage has been extensive. >> it just hit a house right here, guys. >> reporter: with new storm as prochiloing moore, oklahoma, is in the bull's-eye and she will and home with her dwaur ready to take shelter. >> my family texts each other constantly, where we're going to be. we're going in the shelter. this is where we're at so everybody knows and it used to not be like that. but it is now. >> reporter: mikki says she was so passionate after the tornado that killed her son that every new school built in the moore school district include a storm shelter. that's why this one has an actual shelter but today the kids are staying at home. if you live in this area and one of the millions under the severe weather threat, have your phone charged, have a weather radio if you can get one, if you already have one, turn it on and keep our eyes glued to local news. the meteorologists are ready. >> david, thank you. we sure hope everyone stays safe. chief weathercaster lonnie quinn of our new york station wcbs tv
is watching the potential for more dangerous tornadoes. >> good morning. david begnaud brought up good points. if you're in the area, you have to stay informed. take a peek. you're talking about the worst severe weather that we have had in two years. central southern plains, all right. that's where we're focusing on. oklahoma and texas, you're in the bull's-eye and dealing with tornado. and flooding will be a big deal as well. the tornado risk, the real severe, severe weather, it is this pink color. that is a 5 out of 5. the last time that happened, two years ago may the 18th. let me show you why. talking about a huge clash of air masses today. tomorrow it's going to be more like around st. louis, kansas city but today it's all this humid air clashing with dry air combined with the jet stream. now, look, you can see the wins coming in off the gulf coming from the south, southerly wins and clash with the jet stream coming in from the west to the east and that's going to tip off this spin combined with cold air
to the north. hot air to the south. when you get differentiating air masses and combine you have problems out there and that's what we'll see for two days straight, anthony. >> thank you. breaking news in a deadly police shooting in alabama. the suspected gunman, 29-year-old grady wayne wilkes was taken into custody accused of killing one police officer and wounding two others. the incident happened last night at a mobile home park in auburn. police say the suspect opened fire when officers responded to a domestic disturbance. one of the injured officers is in critical condition. president trump warned iran not to threaten the u.s. or it would face its what he calls official end. this morning tehran said iranians have stood tall for millennial against aggressors. the president's ominous tweet came when a rocket landed near the rocket in baghdad. it may have been fired by an iranian-backed militia.
roxana spoke to the president about the escalating tensions there. >> reporter: iraqi authorities say they're searching for whoever fired the rocket toward the embassy not far from here. we sat down with iraq's president here at the presidential palace. he told us he's talking to both iran and the u.s. to keep his country from becoming a battlefield. good to see you again. in a country caught in the middle of this growing crisis, iraq's president is the man in the middle. >> iraq has been living through hell for the last four decades and certainly iraqis do not want to see this country yet again turn into a zone of proxy conflict. >> reporter: iraq is in a tough spot hosting more than 5,000 u.s. troops while also depending on local militias, many backed by iran for security. the trump administration says there's a heightened threat that some of those armed groups could turn their guns on american
forces. to defuse those tensions the president there met with iraqi leaders, some linked to the pro-iranian militias. these militia, some of which who are aligned with iran are answering to iraq but there may be rogue elements. >> we do have problems with some, quote, rogue elements and the government is intent on putting those people under control. >> have you basically sent the message to cool it, to cool these tensions. >> absolutely, we are telling everybody cool it. this is not the place to have your battles on. >> reporter: with the message he also shared with u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo who made a last-minute visit to iraq earlier this month. he asked iraq to adequately protect americans in this country. >> i think the iraqi government is doing a lot in order to provide the necessary
protection. >> why do you think then that america ordered a partial evacuation of its embassy? >> we were not happy with that. we thought it was unwarranted but we dent want to second-guess the u.s. government. >> reporter: president saleh said they're making progress in identifying who is behind the rocket attack. but the dust has hardly settled when the state department issued a statement saying we will hold iran responsible if any such attacks are conducted by its proxy militia forces. so the tension here is ratcheting up. for "cbs this morning," roxana saberi, baghdad. president trump may issue pardons to several convicted or accused of committing war crimes. cbs news learned they could include a former army green beret charged with killing an unarmed afghan and former blackwater security contractor accused of killing unarmed civilians. david martin at the pentagon with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. these are all controversial
cases in which supporters of the accused have argued that the ugly realities of war should not be treated as crimes. >> my daughter was a year and a half when he went to prison and she's 6 now. we drive from texas to oklahoma pretty much every single week. >> reporter: christin's husband is accused of opening fire on iraqi civilians in 2007 and been in prison for four years. >> we're hopeful they'll take a look at it and say, you know what, this doesn't make sense. >> reporter: mathew golsteyn has been charged with premed tailed murder of an afghan man suspected of being a bombmaker. last december the president tweeted i will be reviewing the case of a u.s. military hero. he has admitted killing but his wife conducted a public campaign in his defense. >> did your husband assassinate
him. >> no, he took care of an enemy combatant who did harm and was planning to do harm -- more harm. >> reporter: at a town hall presidential candidate mayor pete buttigieg who served as a lieutenant in the u.s. navy reserve said pardoning those who had been tried by a jury of their peers is a mistake. >> other u.s. service members in a legal proceeding determined that they had committed crimes, that is undermining the foundation of american moral authority. >> reporter: at least two of the cases now under review have not yet gone to trial which means president trump would be rendering a judgment before all the facts have been introduced as evidence. anthony. >> david martin, thank you. president trump is backing away from alabama's near total ban on abortion passed last week. in a tweet over the weekend he suggested the state went too far. jan crawford covers the supreme court. why is the president weighing in
now. >> reporter: some white house advisers are worried these restrictive state abortion laws are making republicans seem extreme and could galvanize women and democrats so his quits are basically telling state officials who might be considering laws like alabama's which, of course, has no exceptions for rape or incest to tone it down. a white house official told cbs news the president respects states' rights but would not have signed that law and other top republican leaders have also distanced themselves from the alabama law saying it doesn't have those exceptions for rape and incest. now, keep in mind, alabama lawmakers said they wrote that law solely to challenge roe versus wade and its newly conservative supreme court but here's the thing, it probably won't even get there because it's so extreme the lower courts are likely to strike it down first. but there are several other less restrictive cases that could get to the court this year. of course, right in the middle of the 2020 campaign. tony. >> jan, thank you. a plane crash that killed four americans is under
investigation in honduras. it's the second deadly crash involving u.s. tourists in just a week. the plane was leaving roatan island when it crashed on saturday. "cbs this morning" investigative correspondent anna werner is here with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the crash happened around 2:00 local time shortly after the u.s. registered plane left the roatan airport. military rescue crews arrived at the scene within minutes recovering four bodies from the debris of the single engine plane. a fifth taken to the hospital but died hours later. government officials there said american passengers frdied in t crash along with the canadian pilot, patrick forseth who worked in the honor sure an tourism industry. they say this was the last photo the group took before the crash. saturday's incident comes the same week that six people were killed and ten more injured when
two sightseeing planes crashed midair near ketchikan, alaska. five of the victims were passengers from a princess cruise ship. investigators haven't released details on what caused this weekend's crash. >> hard to see that last photo. thank you so much. two good samaritans helped find a kidnapped girl. investigators say salem sabatka was abducted on saturday. "cbs this morning" national correspondent jericka duncan is in forest hill, texas, where she was found safe. she's safe and he's behind bars. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. you are absolutely right. a lot of times these stories do not end like this one but thankfully that 8-year-old little girl was found inside this hotel behind me along a very busy freeway. thanks to two good samaritans, now 51-year-old michael webb is behind bars facing charges of aggravated kidnapping. >> in custody, we have her.
>> reporter: from a podium last night, police played the dispatch call that went out when salem sabatka was found, relieved friends and neighbors eagerly listen. >> i'd like to give you a hand as the citizens in this community for pulling together the way you did. [ applause ] >> reporter: at around 2:20 a.m. politician located the 8-year-old girl nearly eight hours after she was kidnapped. >> i guess i was like a cheerleader or something, i don't know. i started screaming, yes! >> help me, help me please. my daughter just got kidnapped. >> reporter: surveillance video captured the moment salem was taken saturday evening. police say her mother jumped into the suspect's car frantically trying to save her. the driver pushed her to the ground and sped off. >> she valiantly fought with the male that abducted her child, so much so that she was able to grab a piece of jewelry off of that male. >> reporter: hours after issuing a statewide amber alert, two witnesses reported a tip to police. they had spotted the suspect's car in the parking lot of a
hotel where salem and her kidnapper were eventually found. police busted in the hotel room door and took michael webb into custody. >> thank you, jeff king. [ applause ] >> reporter: pastor jeff king was one of those witnesses. >> it was like an overjoyed experience. it was crazy. it was like adrenaline. it was everything. >> do you feel like a hero? >> i feel like god allowed me to be a tool and that's it. >> reporter: at this time police have not announced a motive and say the suspect actually faces additional charges. anthony. >> jericka, do we know anything more about the suspect? >> reporter: anthony, what we do know about michael webb is he has had previous run-ins with the law. according to police court records show that webb was charged with sexual assault last year but authorities say the charges were dismissed because the accuser refused to
cooperate. >> jericka, thank you. >> so glad salem is okay. you hear that story and think ott outcome may not be good. this is wonderful. a commencer speaker stunned college graduates with a life-changing surprise ahead. how students will leave school with a huge burden lifted from their shoulders and plan to pay it forward. first it's 7:18. time to check your local weather. graduates' shoulders and told them to pay it four. first at 7:19, time to check your local weather. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by kay
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good morning. it is 7:26 am. today in alameda county for the first time ever teachers will be going on strike. the big problem comes down to how much of a raise teachers at 12 schools will get. a nine hour standoff near uc berkeley is over. a man stabbed someone with the sickle then fled inside a home. the victim is expected to be okay. cities like san jose and san francisco could be left in the dark in the event of wild fire miles away. pg&e said it will deenergize voltage lines when necessary.
we are tracking your main commute times this morning and most of them are no longer in the grain. all of them are out of the green. out of the south bay up to one hour on 101 highway 4, 41 minutes. 31 minutes on the east shore. on the altamont pass even longer. south bound to 80th car fire slowing things down in the southbound direction. a brief break from the rain today before the next weather system will bring the return of wet weather by tonight. enjoy this break, looking to partly sunny skies this afternoon with cool daytime highs and light rain returns as early as this evening.
it's 7:30 on ctm. here's what's happening this morning. >> just prayed through the whole thing. >> communities recovering from weekend storms brace for another round of severe weather. a tourist plane crashed off the coast of honduras killing all on board. investigators are working to find out why. salem has been found. >> after a terrifying kidn kidnapping, an 8-year-old girl has been found safe. plus we'll show you what it takes to make the ultimate final episode as fans say good-bye to "game of thrones." >> it doesn't feel right. and we follow oprah winfrey as she surprises a high school
principal who's putting students first. >> did you ever think you'd meet oprah? >> not today in the parking lot, no. >> hello. >> hello. that's so oprah. you never know you're going to meet in a parking lot in newark. it's always great when she surprises people. especially bearing gifts. no cars, but something better than a car. >> i hope she comes bearing gifts. >> she's looking forward to meeting you. i can't wait for her to come to the table. >> welcome back. cbs news is getting an exclusive look at the national security agency's secretive outpost in the middle of the pacific ocean. it is the first time outside cameras have been allowed inside. nsa hawaii is on the frontlines of american intelligence gathering. intercepts communications and monitors a region that includes china and north korea. carter evans went to the hawaiian island of oahu to show
us how the nsa protects america around the clock. carter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the nsa is one of the largest of the 17 u.s. intelligence agencies. and this outpost in hawaii is particularly busy these days. as the u.s. shifts its focus from fighting terrorism to a competition between nations for critical information. it was also the location where contractor edward snowden stole thousands of classified documents before he defected to china. just beyond this military check point is the most powerful surveillance organization in the u.s. and cameras usually aren't allowed where we're going. this is nsa hawaii. captain kurt mole leads the facility and took us inside. when have you had civilian cameras in this building before? >> well, this is absolutely a first for me. however, we recognize that transparency breeds trust. >> reporter: still, we had to
blur the picture here because everything in this room is classified. it's where specialists listen in on foreign communications. >> anything that travels over the radio frequency waves or inside the elect ro magnetic spectrum, it's collected. we have the ability to pull things worldwide. much of our reporting ends up on the desk of the president. >> reporter: the president has had some harsh words for the intelligence community. what does that do for morale here? >> nothing. we're focused on our mission. you saw our operations center. >> reporter: there's so much information coming in. how do you begin to sift through it all? >> humans can only do so much. we're looking at ways to utilize ai and machine learning to be able to get the right data to that right analyst. >> reporter: can you talk about any of the successes you've had? >> i would just offer the chinese and their cyber activity is well documented. >> reporter: china wants nothing
less than to push the united states of america from the western pacific. >> much of the reporting that contributed to u.s. government reactions related to that came out of this facility. >> reporter: over the past 18 months, the trump administration has slapped chinese hackers with an unprecedented number of criminal indictments after chinese nationals attempted to compromise key targets in the u.s. we're in an office building in a pineapple field in oahu, but really we're on the front lines. >> we are on the front lines. >> reporter: chief master sergeant nina ung keeps an eye on our adversaries. >> we have china and north korea in our back yard. it's no secret that they're loud, they're noisy, they are willing to use cyber threats and force. >> reporter: you have four of the seven largest world economies. you have seven of the ten largest militaries, five nuclear nations. tell me more about that. a cyber grab going on?
>> it's not just cyber. the united states does not have the superiority in any of those domain we once had. >> reporter: deep inside this tunnel is where the nsa first established a presence here in hawaii. it's also where edward snowden worked bmp he stole hundreds of thousands of classified documents. snowden was a contractor working for the nsa hawaii in 2013 when he leaked documents outlining american government surveillance practices. is it something here people here still think about? >> not at all. we don't dwell on the past. our mission is too critical today. >> reporter: what is the nsa's role in observing american citizens? >> the national security agency in conducting its missions is always in accordance with the u.s. law. >> reporter: well, the domestic phone surveillance program first exposed by snowden is now under review and may be discontinued. still, no one at the nsa would go into any details about the changes made because it's classified. and i can tell you they are dead serious about security.
they combs through all of our gear and no one, employees or anyone else, is all to bring any ctronics inside the facility. no cell phones, no watches, and certainly no usb devices. >> i'm curious, then, why they'd let you in. >> there's a couple of reasons. there's a couple of reasons. they're working on their image right now after the snowden situation. they want people to know a little bit more about what they're doing. it's also a recruiting issue. because, see, they're after the best and brightest tech minds in the country. and they're competing with companies like google and facebook and they cannot pay what those companies pay. what they can offer, though, they say, is a fulfilling mission. >> it is fascinating for them to allow us to go a little bit behind the scenes. >> everything blurred thereed i that one shot. the whole room is classified? >> the whole room was classified. i mean, absolutely everything on every screen was classified. that's where they were listening in to foreign signals. >> i love it's in an old pineapple field. >> they can't pay the salaries of google and the tech giants
but they have that mission. >> welcome, carter. first time at the table. >> thank you. coming e ining up, another story. a billionaire shocks a graduating class with a surprise donation. what one graduate who used to be homeless says he'll do after learning about the extraordinary gift to him and his classmates. you're watching "cbs this morning." receiving the extraordinary gift along with other classmates. you're watching "cbs morning." your she shestruck byn zachary, is my she shed covered by state farm? your she shed's covered, cheryl. you hear that victor? i'm getting a new she shi-er she shed. she shi-er? mhhm. that's wonderful news. go with the one that's here to help life go right. state farm.
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♪ perfect song for this story. god's plan. graduation day. it has never been like this. tech investors robert smith erased the burden of student loan debt for the entire 2019 class. entire class at morehouse college. mark strassman is at the college with how one graduate plans to pay it forward. this is so big. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. yes. like all private colleges, let's face it. morehouse is expensive. this school costs $48,000. but for every member of this year's graduating class, a
billionaire's gift means they can chase their dreams, not their debt. >> on behalf of the eight generations of my family who have been in this country, we're going to put a little fuel in your bus. >> reporter: morehouse college graduates received way more than their diplomas on sunday. >> this is my class, 2019. >> reporter: billionaire commencement speaker robert smith dropped a $40 million surprise. tunning students and school administrators. >> and my family is making a grant to eliminate their student loans. >> reporter: a promise to pay off every penny of their student loans. smith is the founder and ceo of a private equity firm. according to forbes magazine, it's worth an estimated $5 billion. >> just imagine the weight lifted off your shoulders when you have a clean slate out of college. >> reporter: dwytt lewis just graduated from morehouse. he danced his way across the stage after learning his student debt was wiped away.
more than $150,000. >> it's an overwhelming feeling in a good way. it's just like, i'm so motivated to go change the world. >> reporter: the 21-year-old from compton, california, used to be homeless and often didn't know where his next meal was coming from. let alone how he would one day pay for college. >> like, wow. okay. i'm going into a few hundred thousand dollars in debt, right? and then your last 30 seconds of being an undergrad student, someone tells you, i'm taking the burden of your student loan. go change the world. >> reporter: smith's generous gift comes at a time when student loan debt has soared to roughly $1.5 trillion. the average student loan debt is more than $33,000. lewis says smith's gift motivates him. >> there is room for you in this world. you can do what you want to do. you can follow your dreams. i think that's where it starts. once you have that mind-set of i want to be impactful and i want to change the world, i promise
you that energy just transpires. >> reporter: the total value of all the individual loans and of smith's gift is still being calculated. in return, smith says he expects recipients to pay it forward and he challenged alums here to give future classes the same opportunity and advantage. anthony? >> mark, thank you. >> wow. >> incredibly generous. as was pointed out by mark, this is a huge problem. it's bigger than credit card debt in this country. you know, we can't rely on billionaires to bail everybody out. it's got to be addressed. >> but bravo to robert smith who did it so calmly and matter of fact. and you saw the happy dance he did. people will pay it forward. they will. up next, a look at the stories you'll be talking about today. how nike is making a major change after a backlash about
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watching on cbssports.com. nike apologized to the athletes it's sponsored. it will now protect those. you remember last week we had on a guest who said nike would stop paying her if she had a baby. >> she made a difference. >> she did. >> united states is the only one. >> they put it in writing, which is good. kcbs reports terminator star arnold schwarzenegger will not press charges against a man who kicked him at an event in southwest africa. take a look at this video. so if you wash this video, the guy took a flying leap. >> drop kick. >> >> this guy's huge. >> the guy went down. arnold is still built like the
nerm nadir that he is. the suspect was taken into custody. >> i love what arnold says. don't pay attention to this guy who wants to be in the spotlight. >> he says, i understand if you want to retweet this but blur the image so he doesn't credit krit it and he gets the help he needs. i stayed up past my bedtime, tuned in last night to watch the "game of thrones" finale. don't worry. we're not spoiling anything here. but according to the survey, 10.6 million americans plan to skip work today or they called out last night. the series was a breakthrough in television production. take look at some of the numbers that we have here. over eight seasons the show used 3,000 pyrotechnic effects, 4,000 gallons of artificial bloodbloo
12,000 hairpieces, plus more than 700 miles of repurposed lumber went to building the elaborate set. >> what do you think? like or didn't like? >> i'm sad the show is going away. >> what do you say about the ending? >> i liked it. it was good. more to come. >> obviously we didn't call in sick. thanks, vlad. ahead on ctm, vlad takes a look at what makes a successful series finale. cription eucrisa.. ...works at and below the surface of the skin. it blocks overactive pde4 enzymes... ...which is believed to reduce inflammation. and it's steroid free. do not use if you are allergic to eucrisa or its ingredients. allergic reactions may occur at or near the application site. the most common side effect is application site pain.
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good morning to our viewers in the west. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead, oprah, only one, surprises a new jersey principal, what she is doing to give students a safe place to stay after school. plus, the pentagon's former special operations commander reveals why he got emotional during the raid that killed osama bin laden. first, today's eye opener at 8:00. >> the southern plains, 5.5 million people threatened by severe weather. tornadoes touched down in several states over the weekend.
>> if you're one of the millions of people under the severe weather threat, keep your eyes glued to local news and meteorologists are ready. >> real severe, severe weather. >> it is this pink color. in texas, to oklahoma. that's, like five out of five. >> president trump may issue pardons to several convicted or accuse of committing war crimes. >> supporters argued the ugly realties of war should not be treated as crimes. >> some white house advisers are worried these restrictive state abortion laws are making republicans seem extreme and that could galvanize women and democrats. >> 8-year-old little girl was found thanks to two good samaritans. now 51-year-old michael webb is behind bars facing charges of aggravated kidnapping. >> china retaliated, the president trump tariffs by imposing their own tariffs. what do we sell to china besides marvel movies and credit card debt? i never been to china, but i have been to china town.
and one thing i can tell you is that anything we have, they can just make for themselves. il they got to do is change one letter and sell a billion abble watches. >> i think i have that watch. >> good deal on that watch. >> i like that watch. >> welcome back, everyone. couple new faces, but same ission, right? >> very much the same. >> we begin with this, a new outbreak of severe and potentially deadly weather, the central and southern plains are expe expecting strong storms that could include large tornadoes, flashnd flash floods. alreadyalready seen dozens of twisters in multiple states since friday. "cbs this morning" lead national correspondent david begnaud is in more, oklahoma, which faces a severe storm threat on the anniversary of a terrible day. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. schools across this area are closed today because of the severe weather threat, including plaza tower elementary.
six years ago, an ef-5 tornado with winds up to 200 miles per hour killed seven students at their school including 8-year-old kyle davis. last night, i met his mom. what did you think of the school's decision to close all campuss? >> i'm very proud of moore schools, very proud of them. they made a right decision for all the children. kyle was just taking cover with his other classmates, and the wall fell on top of him. >> reporter: mikki davis lost not only her son, but her home in that tornado. i was asking our meteorologist what time could things roll through here today. i was told in the 1:00 hour it could get pretty gnarly and also as we get into the drive home, 5:00, 6:00 hour. prob id safe. l try to, thank you. president trump is firing back pr at the first republican member
of congress to say he should be impeached. the president called michigan congressman justin amash a total lightweight on twitter and said he only wants attention. amash sent more than a dozen tweets over the weekend claiming the president engaged in impeachable conduct. he cites the mueller report saying he believes if mr. trump wasn't president, he would be indicted. amash said he's concerned congress has become so partisan that there is no real threat of impeachment, so it is not oferring misconduct. in a high profile reversare the trump administration confirms to cbs news it will not send undocumented migrants who aoss the southern border to florida. acting homeland security secretary kevin mcaleenan cknowledged on "face the nation" that broward and palm beach counties were told last week they would receive people, but he said that plan was le.apped because those communities lacked necessary resources. >> he says new facilities are scrappbuilt near the border, they will help hold about 16,000
migrants already in custody. >> these are not appropriate facilities for families and children in particular. these are police stations built for single adults, that's why we buil ave asked congress for more resources it address it. we're building soft sided facilities for families so they we'v have more space and more yppropriate setting. >> customs and border protection says more than 460,000 people have been apprehended at our southern border. that's just since october. ava duvernay says the central park five case involves much more than the teenagers who ore wrongly convicted of a terrible crime. she'll be here in studio 57 with her miniseries that tells their good monday morning. enjoy this break from the rain because it is not going to last long. in the afternoon partly sunny skies, upper 50s in san francisco and low 60s in oakland.
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oprah was so inspired by cbs news story on a high school principal in new jersey that is changing its students lives that she decided to help in a very big way. earlier this year, we introduced you to new jersey principal that is akbar cook, he started the program at west side high school in newark to give students somewhere safe to hang out on friday night. last friday, oprah showed up with a half a million dollar donation and pizza from her o, that's good line. i was there for the very exciting announcement and so was our lead national correspondent david begnaud. >> oprah winfrey! >> oprah brought that star power. but there was so much more to come. >> hello! >> reporter: the students didn't know oprah was coming, but principal akbar cook did. what he didn't know was what else oprah wanted to give.
>> i'm going to leave here tonight and leave you with a half a million dollars. >> reporter: the media mogul was inspired to get involved with the school's lights on initiative after she saw a cbs evening news report in march. west side high school opens every friday night from 6:00 to 11:00 for kids who use the school's gym to play games and eat food. in the summer, it is open three nights a week. principal cook showed up five commercial grade washers and dryers that he installed so students who can't wash their clothes at home can do it at school. daveon is a freshman. anthony is a junior. why do you choose to be here? >> i like to play basketball a lot. my favorite sport. i come here to play basketball 6:00 to 10:00 and then go home. >> reporter: until the lights go out. >> eat. reporter: oprah's donation means that west side will keep the lights on all summer. for principal cook, oprah's gift felt like an act of love.
>> love is powerful. you can't underestimate the power of love. and this is what everyone has been showing, showing my kids and me and this community that they just love them and that's going a long way. >> reporter: what is the lesson for us watching what you did? >> the lesson is that every day there is a story that you can do something about. today i did something. >> reporter: did you ever think you would meet oprah? >> not today in the parking lot, no. >> west side high school principal akbar cook joins us at the table. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i remember when oprah saw that story and saw you in particular and said i really like that guy, how do i get in touch with that guy? you knew it was coming, but you still -- did you still have doubts up until the last minute? >> you never know. coming from the city, just getting back and forth is a task in itself. and it was 5:00 and still no oprah. and then it was 7:00 and still no oprah. >> i know. because let me tell you something, the traffic, mr. cook, was so bad, that oprah said, this is fine, i'm just going to sit here and zen with
my thoughts. we were in the car an hour and a half later, she's, like, much longer is it going to take to get there, the traffic was so bad. what is it like to know that somebody cares? >> stuff went in, didn't come out, you started being consistent and started doing it with love and you could see the change and now even from the love that oprah gave and other people from throughout the world, my kids feel a sense of pride now. it is making them want to be that super star student and successful citizen that we want them to be. it is all because of love, just being consistent and just sticking with it. and most times they didn't have anyone. now you feel it. >> going on the fourth year with the lights on program. >> this will be our fourth summer, having lights on. >> wow. fair to say a life saver for some kids? >> absolutely. we open it up. i lost three kids to gun violence and since we opened it up during school year, we haven't lost any more kids. >> is there any resistance from kids about this or did they come right away? >> they come right away.
you have to build trust and when we first started off, it just was basketball and jump ropes. and we had to, you know, do -- unpack and really dig deep and we realized we needed to do more things for the young ladies. once we started doing that, the guys came. >> have other principals reached out to you and say how do we do this? >> yes, so, the big thing is we're going to be out in l.a. at a school in watts and yale university contacted me, want to do new haven, connecticut and las vegas has 300,000 students. we're working with clark county. i'm trying to take the show on the road. how dare i sit on something this awesome and not share with the world? >> it occurs to me, your story is the second time we had a wealthy donor give to a school. what is going on with schools today? what do politicians not get or leaders not get that is creating this problem where you need someone to give you something to make your school work in. >> i just think that we all think that parents are there, and it is not.
we have to be the parent. we have to be the social worker. we have to be the guidance counselor. so resources in schools are giving to the kids where they need it most. and basic needs, how can i come to school if i'm not clean? i didn't brush my teeth? how? we have to stop think about the other stuff and get back to the basic need and start -- >> we mentioned you put in washing machines. how effective has that been in making kids come to school? >> my freshmen, i can't keep them home. 94% average daily attendance. my sophomores are battling with them now, like 94%. i say, look at my younger students, my seniors are still senioritis, you know. >> i remember. >> but the babies are coming. >> you mack a good point. i would have never thought that washers and dryers mack a difference. i love that you call them your babies too. what will that do for your program now, allow you to do what? >> i with expacan expand. i still need to do more restorative things with the kids. like, yes, it is recreational
but if i can give them educational resources and life skills so they can be more employable to employers, anything i can do to make them successful, we all want to send a kid straight to college, but sometimes the kids can't, they need to go to the would, force and support siblings and own children. >> thrilled to do it. the pizza was good too. >> that's good. >> that's good. >> cauliflower i heard. >> cauliflower crust, yes. >> thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> thank you. >> "the game of thrones" series finale is generating a massive reaction on social media. we'll look at how final episodes can help or hurt a popular show's legacy. you're watching "cbs this morning." hurt a popular show's legacy. you're watching "cbs this morning." my insurance rates are probably gonna double.
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season to be remade altogether. cbs news correspondent and cbs anchor vladimir duthiers is here with the stress of pulling off the perfect ending. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. first of all, a promise, if you haven't seen last night's finale, there will be no spoilers here. but, the reviews are mixed. one critic called the episode a disaster. another called it a satisfying end. proof that even the most acclaimed series struggled to get finales right. finalizing the rightful claim to the iron thrown marks a pop culture milestone. >> i got to get out of this mat house! >> reporter: joining finales from "newhart" to "breaking bad" -- >> i'm sure glad we went through it together. >> reporter: a historic 105 million people tuned in when the sitcom "mash" called it quits. >> do we have to go?
>> reporter: "big bang theory" executive producer steven holland co-wrote the series finale. >> we knew there was a lot of pressure from fans. but it came from ourselves too and wanting to get this right. >> reporter: because getting it wrong can taint a show's legacy. >> i think it is going to be okay. >> reporter: when "seinfeld" ended after nine seasons, fans were disappointed after they landed up in jail. >> if you read the internet, you'll read the worst thing that you have ever, ever thought in your darkest, deepest moment that anyone would ever say about you. >> reporter: the sopranos finale to black, seemingly midscene. but like many finales, it generated plenty of conversation. >> it creates an excitement for people to gather around the next day and talk about it and praise it and criticize it and that becomes this sort of communal part of the show.
that is as much a part of the show as what ends up, you know, on television. >> "game of thrones" writers are trying to stay away from the social media fray. >> mental health. >> exactly. in one interview, the writer said of the finale, i plan to be very drunk and very far from the internet. >> a wise strategy. >> you said you liked it. you actually liked it. >> i think -- >> i'm hearing mixed reviews online. >> for the season, which a lot of people -- a lot of fans felt rushed over the last couple of seasons, this is probably the most satisfying ending you could hope for. it could have been better. as a huge fan, i read all the books, could have been better. but -- >> one of the best finales i saw was "six feet under" back in the day. >> "mash" and "madmen" are my favorites. >> there is still debate over "sopranos."
>> what we think about the endings changes over time. >> that's true. that's true. >> a lot of people do like the "seinfeld" ending, though. >> thank you very much. good to see you. >> william good morning, everyone. i am michelle griego. today in alameda county for the first time ever, teachers in the new haven school district will be going on strike. the big problem comes down to how much of a raise the teachers will get. >> nine-hour standoff near uc berkeley is over. police say a man stabbed someone with a sickle and fled inside a home. the victim is expected to be okay. >> later today the warriors were look to come pleat complete the sweep. dan forest tonight in portland.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." it's time to bring you some stories called talk of the table. this have where we pick a story we want to share with each of you and each other. i think this could be my favorite segment, we get to pick. >> you do have favorites. >> i do. anthony, you start us off. >> chicago's new mayor is being sworn in this morning and she's unlike any mayor the city has ever seen before. lori lightfoot will be the first city mayor and open willing gay mayor. she won a democratic runoff last
month in a land slooip. almost 3/4, she won all 50 of them. what i love also about this story is there are five generations of her family that are going to be there to celebra celebrate. >> this is motivation for anyone fighting with a teenager and getting the phone out of the bedroom. their sleep can be improved by one week by eliminating the devices in nair room for one night. they can reduce their kwlty and symptoms of fatigue and mood swings. you knew this was going to be the answer. it's hard to have the fight with somebody about this and hard to do if you're the parent. >> it's like i'm not sur proozed likeu this but put it in my son eats fate. finally, if you want to look like bond, james bond, now you
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stories: my life in operations." he's one of the most decorated commanders. he oversaw the navy s.e.a.l. raid that led to the death of osama bin laden. he also played a keel role in the capture . >> good to see you. i want to get to "sea stories," but before we do, i want to get to the headlines. cbs news has learned president trump is looking for information to pardon soldiers accused of war crimes and in some cases convicted of war crimes inclu including the details. do you think that's a crucial step. >> he can do it. should he? he can do it.
you'd have to look case by case. one of the things the president has to be aware of is what's called undue influence. you're not allowed to imply how you think the outcome of that case ought to be. that's called unduly influencing the man or woman in charge of that investigation. so the president has to be careful about signaling his intent. again, once the investigation is complete, if the president reading about it and he decided that that individual needs to be pardoned, it's well within his authority to do that. >> there are immr. i indications it hasn't gone to trialy it. >> the president needs to be cautious about what he thinks the signals of it should be. >> generally speaking do you think it's a good idea? i know he has the authority and can do whatever he wants. generally speaking, do you think it's a good idea? >> again, i'd be reluctant to look at it broadly.
>> president trump tweeted yesterday if iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of iran. are you concerned we could be headed to a -- >> i'm not as concerned as the other people are. the president doesn't want to go to war in iran. the iranians certainly don't want to go to war with us. i haven't seen the intelligence predicating all of this. the fact of the matter is if there are threats out there, we know how to deal be the threats and elevate our security status. trust me, the united states navy has been dealing with the iranians in the persian gulf for 40, 50 years. they will take care of the fleet. . again, that i do not want to enga engage with us in the persian gulf. it will not farewell. >> do you mind if we turn to "sea stories?" >> no, ma'am. i want to talk about osama bin laden. you were part of the team who briefed the president. you saw the s.e.a.l.s before
they went on that mission, and what did you want us to know? you took us on a step by step very hear owing the story. >> i'd offer the takeaway the s.e.a.l.s and nighthawk and helicopters, we were north gnat enough to be the final piece of this very challenging puzzle. . at the end of the day it was about the hundreds of thousands of soldiers and czech republic ia and others to skrus does. >> i know that. but at the end, you knew the s.e.a.l.s were getting ready to go there and do that. >> there were two occasions that night you choked up yourself. >> i it's hard nonso, you know, certainly when d guys got back across the border and i knew they were safe, you know,
there's a certain emotional relief that hatched as a result of that. >> were you at all nervous that night. >> i wasn't all that nervous. i had sort of hand selected them. i knew we could do this mission. we didn't know whether bin laden was there, and i go back to the decision that president trump made, an incredibly crank decision to go there. and the work the czech republic ia did and panetta, that will go down as one of the greatest things. >> there's a generation following yours, the millenia jep rageneration. >> i do. >> tell us why. >> they're much maligned.
they talk about the millennials being soft and pampered. you've never seen them in a fire fight. i watched them working their way through college making a better life for them and families. this is a fabulous generation. i don't think you need to worry. we're going to be in good hands. >> i love that and your love for your wife. >> act the fact you're a hugger. >> i'm a hugger and i'm okay with that zbhoo we are too. >> general mcraven, thank yo sow much. his book goes on sale tomorrow. ahead, the new series "when they see us" following the wrongful conviction of five teenagers came to be known as the central park five. good monday morning to you. catching a break from the rain
today for the most part than a week weather system will bring the return of light rain beginning this evening. partly sunny in the afternoon today, a cool day in the upper 50s in san francisco. 68 four concord. drier weather wednesday through saturday and a shower chance also on sunday. also on sunday. ♪
they became known as the central park five. the boys were charge and convicted with no physical evidence implicating them. think about that for a second. they spent six to 13 years in prison snoon but in 2002 their convictions were overturned after dna evidence and a confession exonerated them. now academy award-winning ava duvernay is telling their story in her four-part series "when they see us." >> you tell the truth, they clear things up, and you go home, okay? kevin richardson says you raped a lady in the park. >> wait a second, wait a second. this is my son. >> i don't know what you're talking about. >> kevin says this. >> who's kevin? >> welcome. this is a riveting show. let's start with the title because originally you wanted to call it "central park five." >> i think people assumed it would be called "central park
five." for me i was interested in getting underneath this moniker given to them by the police, the prosecutors, and the press to really humanize these boys and ask you to see them and not just the label they had been given. >> i thought i knew everything about this story. recently i got to meet all five of them at the innocence project. ava, i went to them and apologized. i was ashamed because i believed everything about that story, hook, line, and sinker. it never occurred to me they were innocent. i watched your piece and you really did show -- you put humanity -- you made us see it in a different light. i didn't know it was possible considering what we had been told. >> they wantedtomy to hear their story.
>> they said a lot of people came up and apologized them. >> you have a sense of responsibility and we as the public have a responsibility to question it. hopefully the film allows people to think again. >> do i have this right? you got a tweet asking you to tell this story? >> i get a lot of tweets. at the time these boys were teenagers in harlem, i was a teenager growing up on the opposite story. >> why were you riveted. >> >> they were my age. >> when you think of the tweet and the jurny you've upon, what was it like. >> i've had a lot of beautiful things happen in my career.
but there's nothing like sit behind them watching the story being made. they went, cheered, held hands. >> what were they crying for? >> they saw themselves and has been to each other. to understand what everything else was going through was something that was a revelation to them. >> one of the things that's so power. is not just what they went through but the families. >> oh, yes, the families. >>. you said they tweefted you. >> yes. they said, what's your next film after "selma." i said i'm coming to new york in a few months. maybe we can get better. >> they were awarded a big
settlement. >> mm-hmm. >> how has their life changed? they never got afternoon apology from the city. >> no. >> they never got it. >> money can't buy that for you, money can't bring back fractured families. you see the effect of this ordeal, incarceration on the family. the family structure is broken apart. no amount of money can get back. >> it's a 30--year-old story but it's like everything old is enough again, president trump took out four ads, $85,000. >> yes. >> they never got an apology from the city or the prosecutor. >> have you ever received an
apology. >> no. >> can this kind of thing happen again. >> oh, yes. oh, it can absolutely happen w now. the question is can we look at the past for the future. we can only better situation if we realize the details of what happened. >> so glad you're here on our first day. bravo to you, ava. very well done. >> thank you. good to see you. >> "when they see us" premieres next friday, ma
the show each morning we'll share something to make your day a little lighter and a little brighter. we hope this made your day better and brighter. we want to talk about our beginning. one of our producers came in and said this is, income, the 1,927th episode but our first. we're part of a tradition but we're new. i like that. >> i have to say i know this is day one. we have to get the show done and then continue. yesterday i asked one of the producers, why am i not nervous. they said, you know everybody in the room, people got elevated. to me it's a seamless transition. >> for me, my day has gotten better and brighter. >> me too. >> me too. >> shall we return tomorrow. >> i think i'll come back torng
good morning, everyone. it is 8:55 am. we are going to give you some information on this standoff in berkeley. a nine hour standoff near uc berkeley is now over. police say a man stabbed someone with a sickle and fled inside a home. the victim is expected to be okay. a teacher strike in union city. for the first time teachers and the school district will be going on strike. the problem comes down to how much a race teachers will get.
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good morning, we have several trouble spots to tell you about. it is slow going in the southbound direction here as a result of an accident and north bound is even worse. it is a slow crawl. an accident just past the toll plaza on the san mateo. enjoy the nice break from the rain because it will not last long. tracking the next weather system. that will bring wet weather is earliest tonight. looking to partly sunny skies this afternoon with cool below average daytime highs in the light rain returns this evening. it will be a cool day in the upper 50s, low 60s in oakland, upper 60s for concord as well as san jose. the rain returns tonight into tomorrow and catching a break with the rain as we have through wednesday, plenty of sunshine with temperatures warming up all the way through the end of the work week. there is a chance to see
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