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news and of course, "cbs this morning." from tfrom the broadcast center new york city, i'm don dahler. captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, may 30th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." the special counsel breaks his silence. in his first comment on the russian probe, robert mueller doesn't exonerate president trump. more storms stomp across the heartland. and reproductive rights them altogether. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie greene. well, democratic
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presidential candidates and members of congress are rampingm it comeser spfot ti arussianvestigation. spde cle yesterday that he did not exonerate mr. trump of committing a crime. mueller also made comments that some lawmakers interpreted as a roadmap for impeachment. the president fired back, how do you impeach a republican president for a crime that was committed by the democrats. laura podesta with more on how they're reacting to mueller's statements. >> good morning, anne-marie. a lot of different reactions from mueller's nine-minute statement yesterday. you have about three dozen democrats in the house who are calling for impeachment proceedings to begin, but then there's 200 democrats in the house who have not said they would support impeachment. asily ng theoc unt his rk was
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done and his office was closing. in his first public remarks in over two years, mueller emphasized he did not exonerate president trump for obstructing president did not commit a crime, we would have said so. >> his words were in contrast to the white house's repeated claim that mr. trump had been fully cleared of any wrongdoing. mueller said of the justice department policy a sitting chief executive cannot be indicted. >> charging the president with a crime, therefore, was not an option we could consider. >> the white house immediately pushed back. >> we think the president has been fully and completely exonerated based on the fact there was no collusion, there was no conspiracy, and there wa >> many congressional democrats had a different take on mueller's statement. in a tweet massachusetts senator
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elizabeth warren called it an impeachment referral. >> ink it was very clear. if he could have cleared the president, he would have. >> make no mistake, no one, not even the president of the united states is above the law. >> dem crass jerry nadler, the head of the house commission said impeaching the president has not been ruled out. and mueller said he intended his statement to be the last time he would speak publicly about the investigation saying that he would not have anything to add if he were compelled to testify before congress. but that's not to say he would refuse to testify if he were >> indeed. laura podesta in new york. thank you, laura. severe weather is now taking aim at the mid-atlantic and the northeast. rain, wind, and the potential for tornados will be the biggest threat for 26 million americans today while storms are starting to calm down in the south and the plains. flood warnings remain in effect. the arkansas river is expected
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to stay above flood stage for weeks. in ft. smith, arkansas, homes are still taking on water. >> i'm not sure we'll ever see what we saw before the flood. i think it will change the landscape around here. people may not come back. >> tornadoes were a part of the storms that swept across texas yesterday. there were no reports of serious injuries though. so far we're closing in on 1,000 tornado reports nationwide. that is more than 200 ahead of normal paez. as louisiana becomes the latest state to pass the heartbeat abortion law, the fate of abortion in missouri is set to be argued in court today. natalie brand is following the developments from the supreme court where justices ruled on another abortion law earlier this week. >> 79 ayes, 23 nays. >> reporter: louisiana lawmakers have passed a bill with no
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exceptions for rape or incest. >> this is pro-life legislation with a pro-life governor. >> louisiana joins five other states in pass passing so-called heartbeat bills, including missouri who may close its one abortion facility by the end of the week. >> with regard to the number of abortion facilities, every step should be taken to ensure all steps are followed for the safety and well being of women's health care. >> the license for the st. louis clinic is set to expire on friday, a move planned parenthood is now trying to fight in court. >> if abortion remains legal, but it's inaccessible, for all intents and purposes, women are not able to enter essential health care. >> they say it will end up here. justices signaled they're reluctant to revisit roe versus wade in the near future. weighing in on an indiana abortion law they upheld their
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decision on the restrictions of disposals, but they would not overrule a lower court's decision to block a state law th w illal to seek an abortion based on race, gender, or disability. >> roe v. wade is the law of the land. it should be upheld instead of undermined. >> for now the legal battle over these aborngs laws continue to play out in the lower courts. natalie brand, cbs news, new york. boeing's ceo is apologizing to families for two crashes that killed 346 people and led to the grounding of all 737 max jets. dennis mullenberg sat down for an exclusive interview "cbs eve anchor norah o'donnell. . >> i do apologize. we feel terrible for these accidents.
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we are sorry for the loss of lives in both accidents. that will never change. that will always be with us. i can tell you it affects me directly as a leader of this country. it's very difficult. >> did you ever consider resigning? >> no. fact that lives depend on the work we do, whether it's people flying on our commercial airplanes or million tair men and women around the world who use our defense products, that is a worthy mission. >> well, you can watch more of boeing ceo dennis muilenberg's exclusive interview with norah o'donnell coming up on "cbs this morning." the white house reportedly wanted to keep a warship named after the late john mccain out of president trump's view during his trip to japan. they wrote an email to officials ordering the ship to be out of sight. the president, however, said he was not informed about anything having to do with the "uss mccain."
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megan mccain tweeted a response saying trump is a child and will always be greatly impacted by my dad's life. they're conducting military exercises in the arctic circle, a remote part of the world where russia has been flexing its muscles. charlie d'agata reports. >> reporter: f-18s from u.s. marine fighter attack squadron 251 soar into the skies above the arctic circle alongside jet games against an imaginary enemy right on russia's doorstep. for this exercise, lieutenant colonel roy nicka and his team will play that imaginary enemy. and on this particular mission, we have the rare opportunity to ride along. their mission, to penetrate allied air defenses. viewed from the cockpit of one
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of the most capable jet fighters in the world. after a steep climb, a refueling stop with a british tanker, a precise maneuver. also in these skies, france, germany, sweden, norway, and the netherlands. some 140 aircraft, more than a thousand personnel. >> it's a deterrence exercise. again, it's making sure -- we know that russia is going to watch. >> we spoke with u.s. marine major general russell sanborn in london. >> and so if they are watching, imagine the thought process, i would think, in their head, would be, wow, nobody's going to come at us alone. they're going to a coaliti coalition. >> reporter: russia has already responded with increasing aggression. they launched dummy aerial attacks in 2017. this dogfight ended badly for the aggressors.
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>> we got killed. >> we did, we did. i died valiantly. >> died valiantly. >> reporter: but our loss was a victory for america's allies. charlie d'agata, cbs news, robanimi, finland. coming up on the "morning news," a tiny miracle. what's believed to be the smallest baby to ever survive a premature birth. and "jeopardy" host alex trebek reveals good news in his battle against cancer. this is the "cbs morning news." battle against cancer. this is the "cbs morning news." with chantix you can keep smoking at first and ease into quitting. chantix reduces the urge so when the day arrives, you'll be more ready to kiss cigarettes goodbye. when you try to quit smoking, with or without chantix, you may have nicotine withdrawal symptoms. stop chantix and get help right away if you have changes in behavior or thinking,
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on the morning newsstand. the "houston chronicle" says a young girl was struck by a ball during the astros/cubs game. cubs outfielder albert amora who hit the line drive appeared to be distraught after the ball hit the young girl. he dropped to his knee and had to be comforted by a teammate. later he was hugged by a security guard. >> with god willing, i'll be abel to have a relationship with this little girl for the rest of my life, but prayers right now. that's all i can really control. >> well, the girl was taken to the hospital, but her condition is not clear. witnesses say she was conscious. the "san diego tribune" has the story of sadie, the world's smallest surviving baby. she weighed 6 ounces when she was born at a hospital san diego. her mother suffered from life-threatening complications. doctors call her a micro premie. >> for the small babies, you
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know, we start with just one ml of breast milk. you know, it's so tiny. it's just a drop. tolerate it a grow, and she did. >> the hospital said yesterday sadie hit 5 pounds this month and finally went home after five months in neonatal intensive care. "people" has an update on alex trebek's cancer fight. the game show host said some of his tumors have shrunk by 50%, which he called mind-boggling. he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. he said he's been responding well to chemotherapy and his doctors tell him his cancer is in near remission. and speaking of "jeopardy" "usa today" says james homz haur is in reach of his 30th win. holzhauer took home $69,000 on
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on the "cbs moneywatch," amazon introduces a new way for alexa to delete your voice recordings, and boeing gets ready to test its new jet. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. another big day for earnings reports. they include burlington stores, general dollar store, dollar tree, gap, and beauty. stocks slumped. the dow tumbled 221 points, the s&p 500 dropped points, and the nasdaq lost 60 points. boeing is expected to make the first test flight of its sa track to put the plane into airline service in 2020. extend its reach in the many jumbo markets.
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the plane's development was slowed by the government shutdown earlier this year. boeing has also diverted resources from the program to focus getting its grounded 737 max back in the air after two crashes. amazon's alexa can now delete your voice recordings, if you ask. users can simply ask, alexia, delete what i said today. and recordings from that day will be erased. amazon has been under fire for alexia recording your every word. amazon has not announced a way to delete your entire history by asking alexa. do that now you have to go into the privacy settings to manually wipe out past recordings. >>target is reing 90,000 due to shocks and fire hazards. the consumer product safety commission says metal around the cord can become electrically charged if it makes contact with the usb charger wall prongs while charges. they received reports of
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well, one special arizona girl is proving that courage is not defined by age. 7-year-old layton acardo has stage 4 cancer. the surprise diagnosis two weeks ago meant starting chemotherapy immediately. so the softball and hockey player decided she should shave her head after a game on wednesday. her two best friends played along holding hands. all three got their heads shaved in show of support and strength. >> it's my bracelet. you are strong, you are brave, you've got this. so, yeah. >> that's what you're going to do. >> i'm brave, yeah. >> after she did it, her coach and even some of the boys' baseball team decided to shave their head to support her. so coming up only on "cbs this morning," a first look at kanye west revealing in an interview with david letterman
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our top stories this morning. president trump's personal attorney rudy giuliani calls robert mueller's russia probe a waste of two years. during his public comment yesterday, the special counsel said federal rules prevent him from charging president trump with a crime, however, he noted he did not exonerate the president. and the potential for severe weather has become less widespread today into tomorrow. severe weather pummeled the u.s. from the south to the northeast yesterday. damaging tornados were reported in texas. a roof blew onto a car, leaving one person dead in kentucky. and in pennsylvania, tornado and flash flood warnings were issued. a campgrounds worker was relieved from duties after
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pulling a gun on a black couple. mississippi resident jessica richardson posted this picture to her facebook page moments after a woman seen her jumped out of a car and pulled a gun on her and her husband. >> this lady literally just pulled a gun because we're out here and didn't have reservations. >> reporter: the incident took place at the camgrounds in jackson, mississippi, over memorial day holiday. >> she said, get, get, you don't belong here, you don't belong here. >> her husband, franklin richardson recently returned home from a nine-month deployment from the national guard in the middle east. >> it's kind of crazy. you go over there and don't have a gun pointed at you and you come back here and have a gun pointed at you. >> witnesses say she pulled a
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gun on the couple because they didn't have a reservation. >>s alive and well. >> the fact that she used get, get, like you're a dog. you say get, get, to a stray dog that's on your porch. that get, get, got to me more than you don't belong here. >> in a statement a spokesman the of a firearm in any manner on our properties. the property manager involved in the incident has since been fired. meg oliver, cbs news. coming up on "cbs this morning," more of incoming "cbs evening news" anchor and managing editor norah o'donnell's exclusive interview with dennis muilenberg. it's his first interview since the grounding of the max jets. plus ohm on "cbs this morning," a first look at kanye
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west's revealing new interview with david letterman about his alternative treatment for mental health issues. and bernie taupin and the actor who plays him in the movie, jamie bell, will join him in the studio. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. c.m
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now at 4:30. looking live outside. this is from our treasure island camera out at the bay bridge. look at that. you can see those low clouds there, and drizzle on the windshield if you're heading out the door right now, our warming trend is stalling a bit this morning. but temperatures are looking hun
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about . to you. we have a stronger sea breeze. that's why we're talking about low clouds, area of fog and also patchy drizzle. let's take you out first through the south bay. san jose, good morning to you with cloudy skies. 56 now in san jose. 54 in concord. oakland, livermore at 54. 51 in san francisco as well as for santa rosa. average highs this time of year, mid-60s in san francisco. upper 60s in oakland. mid-60s in san jose. below average temperatures. going to be a cooler day. forecasting 60,


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