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live look where the parade of champions continues for the u.s. women's soccer team. cbs this morning is coming up next. good morning to you, our viewers in the west. welcome to "cbs this morning." epstein's scandal fallout. trump defends his labor secretary and distances himself from jeffrey epstein. we'll here from the financier's form lawyer about the plea deal under so much scrutiny. we're tracking a weather system that could bring more than a foot of rain to the gulf of mexico and become a tropical storm by the weekend. deadly fall. the family of a toddler who plunged 11 stories from a cruise ship now says the company was negligent. we have the latest on the investigation. and serving empowerment. res and anger over a s her controversial loss at the u.s.
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open. what she hopes others will learn from her emotional experience. it's wednesday, jewuly 10, 2019. here's your eye opener, the world in 90 seconds. there is storm around financier jeff epstein. >> they call on acosta to resign. epstein's arrest is raising new questions about how much his high-powered associates knew about his alleged criminal behavior. >> i never met any of these women. the british ambassador to the united states resigned. this is after he called the trump administration inept. >> we owe him an enormous debt. the affordable care act called unconstitutional. millions of lives, nothing
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less, is on the line. delta airline passengers forced to make an emergency landing. video shows the aircraft's engine had a problem. a helicopter collided with a small plane over the italian alps. new york city saluting the champions. > >> the u.s. women's soccer team honored with a ticker tape parade. c. krchc. sebathia will com. >> he leads the field to a rouzirouz i -- rousing ovation. >> c. krchlc. sebathia is calli quits. cleveland, ohio is the center of baseball's universe as the best and brightest gathered for the all-star game.
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>> he's got him! struck out the side. and the american league has now won seven straight. this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota. let's go places. when the announcer just said the american league won, is that good? welcome to "cbs this morning." we're starting with a big yuck. pressure is growing on the labor secretary to step down amid the jeffrey epstein scandal. they are blasting alexander acosta for making a plea deal for the man. >> epstein has been in jail and
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often released during the day after being accused of abusing dozens of teenage girls. epstein now faces federal child sex trafficking charges in new york city where prosecutors say a raid of his home turned up hundreds of lewd photos. ben tracy is at the white house. ben, is secretary acosta's job on the line? >> reporter: well, acosta serves at the pleasure of the president, and so far the president is standing by him. but mr. trump, who has his own history with jeffrey epstein, is giving himself plenty of room to maneuver if he decides secretary acosta has to go. >> i feel very badly, actually, for secretary acosta because i've known him as being somebody that works so hard and has done such a good job. >> reporter: on tuesday president trump defended his cabinet secretary while also saying he believes many judges and attorneys wish they could have handled things differently years after the fact.
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>> i would think you would find maybe he could have done it a different way. >> reporter: that's because of a plea deal acosta signed off when he was a u.s. attorney in miami. epstein was tried in a state court where he was given a sentence that even allowed him to leave jail and go to work six days a week. acosta made an agreement with epstein's attorneys to keep the plea deal secret from epstein. they ruled that prosecutors violated the law by not telling epstein's attorneys about the deal. >> they gave a sweet deal to a child molester. >> reporter: people in government are now calling for acosta's resignation. he defended himself on twitter saying, with the evidence available more than a decade ago, federal prosecutors insisted that epstein go to
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jail. they said acosta's fate is up to the president and the focus should be on epstein's crimes. >> there is no question that the accusations against epstein are horrendous. >> reporter: the billionaire financier was once friendly with mr. trump, who sometimes socialized with epstein at his mar-a-lago club in florida. >> i knew him like everybody in palm beach knew him. >> reporter: in a 2002 article, mr. trump said, i've known jeff for 15 years. terrific guy. he's a lot of fun to be with. it is even said he likes beautiful women as much as i do, and many of them are on the younger side. on tuesday the president said something different. >> i was not a fan of his, that i can tell you. i was not a fan of his. >> reporter: the president now says he had a falling out with jeffrey epstein about 15 years ago, but he won't say why. meanwhile the author james patterson who has written about epstein said mr. trump kicked epstein out of mar-a-lago after
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there were some complaints about his behavior with young women, but the white house will not confirm that. tony? >> all right, ben, thank you very much. alan dershowitz, one of epstein's former lawyers, is talking about the charges in his first tv interview since his indictment. he defended him against allegations in florida more than a decade ago. one of his accusers said she was forced to have sex with dershowitz as a part of epstein's sex trafficking regulation. cray is now suing him for defamation. we spoke to dershowitz at his apartment, dershowitz's apartment. what did he have to say? >> reporter: he vehemently denied the allegations. he had no idea the extent of the allegations when he took on his
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case back in 2008, but he says defending controversial clients is just part of the job. >> did you ever see mr. epstein with underage girls? >> oh, no. if i had ever seen jeffrey epstein in any inappropriate situation withen underage girl, i would have terminated my relationship and turned him in. no way. >> you're obviously surprised by the allegation. >> we were shocked by the allegations, but as a criminal lawyer, being shocked by an allegation doesn't mean that i won't defend somebody. >> reporter: alan dershowitz helped negotiate what many have criticized as a lenient plea deal for jeffrey epstein in 2008. dershowitz denies the deal was a bargain, instead arguing prosecutors lacked the evidence to indict epstein for federal sex trafficking charges. >> they thought they would lose -- >> they made a deal. they got him to be a registered sex offender, to pay vast amounts of money to all of the women, and to get him to plead and go to jail and expose him for the world to see as a sex offender. i think the feds thought it was
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the best they could do. >> reporter: an in-depth investigation by the miami herald in november uncovered police records alleging epstein assaulted dozens of underage girls. one article saidgirls' claiere overwhelming. >> obviously this was happening because of his wealth and power. do you think others would have gotten the same deal? >> i think people without the power and wealth would have gotten a better deal. his prominence, his fame, made it clear that the prosecution would work very hard to get the best possible deal they could. look, wealth is a two-edged sword. it helps you put together a very good legal team, but it also puts you in the public eye in a way that makes the prosecution work very hard. >> but this deal was kept very much under wraps. >> i had nothing to do with that part of it. >> but legal, ethical, you would go back and make the same deal and you would think it was all squared away.
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>> i would try to get a better deal. the job of a criminal defense attorney is to get the best >> par immunity left civil charges to be brought against mr. epstein. aspec a how much money was paid aspects. i'm a criminal lawyer, not a civil lawyer. but as i know, several millions of dollars were paid out to accusers. >> dershowitz fought to throw out a lawsuit of someone who claimed to have been abused by epstein. >> i have someone who said they had dinner with bill clinton and al gore. records show that was made up. this is a woman who might have
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been lying for money. >> reporter: the women accusing alan dershowitz disputed his motion to dismiss her lawsuit. suit says dershowitz is lying to discredit her and intimidate her into silence. >> dershowitz is also saying these are politically motivated charges against him. >> we should remind people that a court said that plea deal was illegal, in part because victims were never notified about it. >> i'm also curious about his definition of a better deal. what we're hearing was a pretty good deal. >> it was weak evidence but not about an innocent client. in the next hour, an attorney for the dozens of accusers responds to his clients in the case. a tropical storm is likely to become tropical storm barry by the weekend. wbbm is tracking what could
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potentially turn into a second named storm in the atlantic this year. megan, who needs to be on alert? >> good morning. focusing all of our attention on the gulf of mexico right now would where we've got a possible tropical system brewing. you can see where we have the bright blues in the gulf of mexico. rather disorganized at this point. but moving through time, we do expect to see some consolidation of this system, some strengthening as well. we may be looking at a system that could push even a surge event on shore in parts of louisiana, including new orleans all the way to florida as it's gaining steam, maybe making a landfall as a tropical storm. barry would be the name of this one, and that could happen sometime this weekend. very, very warm waters across the gulf of mexico right now, and our model guidance is focusing along the coast of louisiana, but we could see a landfalling event as far west aztecs teca as texas and as far north as
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florida. we could see upwards of a foot of rain in spots by monday. anthony? >> megan, thank you very much. we have breaking news from washington where the british ambassador to the u.s. who called the trump administration inept in leaked memos says he is resigning. you may recall president trump called kim darroch a pompous fool after his opinion appeared in a tabloid. >> reporter: he writes the current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as i would like. now, he was expected to serve through the end of his term, through the rest of this year, but clearly he's resigning. now, in these memos that were leaked by the daily mail, he wrote, quote, we don't really believe trump's administration is going to become substantially more normal, less dysfunctional, less politically clumsy and inept. and in another, he said
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president, quote, radiates insecurity. the president shot back on twitter calling the ambassador a, quote, stupid and wacky guy he would no longer deal with. we have new reaction from the administration. the president's chief of staff says he believes it was a good thing the ambassador stepped down. the affordable care act and health care of millions of americans could see a major threat this morning. they ruled that a portion of obamacare is unconstitutional. when could we see a decision on this? >> reporter: anthony, we don't know when the appeals court will rule, but it's clear whatever side loses this case is most certain to appeal to the supreme court. the court previously ruled that the affordable health care act is constitutional because congress has the power to tax people. it held that if people had to pay a penalty for not buying insurance, that was effectively a tax. but in 2017, congress eliminated the penalty, so now the court will decide if the rest of the
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affordable health care act is still constitutional. in december a federal judge in texas ruled that the law is unconstitutional without the tax. the trump administration agreed with that ruling and refused to defend the law. so multiple states with democratic attorneys general and the house of representatives stepped in to defend the law. anthony, if the law is overturned, nearly 20 million people could lose their health insurance. children would no longer be covered until the age of 26 and it could affect people with preexisting conditions. all of this, of course, sets up a potential supreme court showdown right in the middle of the 2020 campaign. >> a lot at stake there. paula reid, thanks. customs border protection said it is looking at allegations of a 15-year-old girl by a border officer. this took place in a facility in yuma, arizona. the teen from honduras said the officer put his hands inside her bra, pulled down her underwear
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and groped her during what was supposed to be a routine pat-down. the agency said in a statement, u.s. customs and border protection treats those in our custody with dignity and respect and provides multiple avenues to report any allegations of misconduct. we take all allegations seriously and investigate all formal complaints. now, these allegations come amid reports of unsanitary and unsafe conditions and overcrowded border facilities in texas. the agency has asked for more resources. congress recently passed $4.6 billion in funding to ease the crisis. passengers on a delta plane bound for maryland are safe after a midair scare. dramatic video shows a loose spinner rattling in one of the engines of the 32-year-old md-88 aircraft. a helicopter warned them. the flight was en route from baltimore to atlanta on monday. the crew diverted the jet to north carolina and the plane landed safely on one engine at
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raleigh-durham international airport. no injuries were reported. >> can you imagine looking out the window and seeing that rattle around? >> at 32,000 feet, no, thank you. >> the pilots didn't hear something? >> just ask the guy in 17a. he'll tell you the plane is in trouble. former president bill clinton is remembering ross perot as a unique figure in american business and politics. the self-made billionaire who ran twice for president against mr. clinton died of leukemia early yesterday at his dallas home. he was 89. perot entered the 1992 presidential campaign as an independent calling for significant budget cuts and capturing public attention with his folksy speaking style. he wound up with 19% of the vote and some republicans blamed him for president george bush losing his reelection bid. perot ran again in 1996 but finished far behind. he then endorsed george w.
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bush's presidential campaign in 2000. in a statement mr. bush called perot a strong patriot who helped others around the world. the world champion u.s. women's soccer team is celebrating from coast to coast today. new york city is hosting a ticker tape parade to honor the team's world cup win before the players fly to los angeles for an event tonight. these girls are very busy. tariqa duncan is at the start of the parade. all i can say is, go, usa. >> reporter: you can see this parade has officially kicked off here at battery park. we just saw the coaching staff go by, now you've got the players here on this float waving to the crowds, the fans that have been lining these barricades, starting as early as 6:00 so they can get a glimpse of these world champions. this is a historic parade here
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in new york city. as you know, the route starts here in battery park and will go all the way to city hall where they will then be greeted by the mayor of the city, mayor bill de blasio, who will give them keys to the city. a ton of recycled paper is what is being used for confetti that will be seen going out of windows of businesses and homes. a very exciting time for this ticker tape parade. very historic. you've had people like nelson mandela and players of the new york yankees who have been on this historic parade route about a half mile long. second consecutive world championship for these women. a lot of controversy, of course, but today is all about celebrating a major good wednesday morning. a muggy start to the day. warm conditions as we kickoff your wednesday with the clouds and fog. heading to the afternoon temperatures will be warmer
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compared to yesterday. the cloud cover pulling back to the coast. most of us will see the sunshine and mid 80s in concord and fairfield. located in san jose. low 70s in oakland. mid-sixties in san francisco. there we go with a warm-up as we go through the rear creek, and into the weekend.
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joo ahead, why the family that lost a toddler on the cruise ship now ahead, why a family who lost a morning." we'll be right back.
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good morning. 7:26. i'm anne makovec. san francisco police vesta getting a deadly shooting that happened last night in the bay view district. one man was killed and another is in critical condition. were not any possible suspects. in san francisco, the victim of a car break and had tried to stop the burglars from striking again, roundup getting run over. police are watching over the victims fun as the family makes the way to the city this morning from overseas. u.s. geological survey says aftershocks from big earthquakes in the mojave desert are finally dying down for the probability of an eyes another large earthquake is
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traffic travel times at this hour. so far you are slowing down at 7:28. let's start out with the san mateo bridge where there are plenty of brake lights in the westbound direction. no major issues to report as far as stalls or accidents. these are regular slow going rush-hour traffic. the golden gate bridge fog advisory in effect. you are in the right on the eastshore freeway. that will be a 30 minute ride. a cloudy, foggy, and muggy start to the day. here is a live look of the fog rolling and. heading to the afternoon, we will have clearing and sunshine for most of us. mid 80s in d. the mid-sixties in san francisco. we continue to warm-up heading through the work week, and into the weekend.
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it's 7:30 on "ctm." here's what's happening this morning. labor secretary alex acosta faces calls to resign over a plea deal he gave accused sex offender jeffrey epstein. they consider the fate of the affordable obamacare act. >> they face devastating tropical rainfall. >> when it gets to a goal, anything can happen. >> serena slams the door. >> serena williams reaches the semifinals and talks about the backlash to last year's u.s. open. >> it's not right! >> and we need veterinarians in south africa working to save
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hundreds of baby pla mingos. >> you've got to watch your step in here. somebody might be underfoot. but first this. the lawyer representing the family of a toddler who died after falling off a cruise ship is blaming the cruise line for what happened. he said clowy wee ganld's death was a preventible tragic accident. she fell 150 feet out of a window in puerto rico after her area and the grandfather did not realize it until it was too late. >> we've all had that experience where someone walks into a glass sliding door and thinks it's not
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there. this is the inverse of that. >> reporter: the attorney for the family of 18-month-old clowy wiegland loved to bang on the window at hockey games with her brother. >> he puts her up on the window thinks she ee's going to bang on the win deand the next thing she was gone. >> reporter: puerto rican authorities are investigating the incident and whether to sue charges against anello. >> why would you ever in a kids' play area put windows in an area that passengers can open. it was reasonable to think it was all glass. >> reporter: the little girl was on the ship with her father, a south indiana police officer, her mother, siblings, and both sef t
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incident. nbc news travel editor peter greenberg said investigators will quickly be able to determine what happened on this ship. >> every modern cruise ship has over 900 digital cameras recording 24/7. if somebody goes over the side, they're going to see it and they'll nowhere it happened and when it happened. >> wiegland is looking to see that. the family is too distraught to speak on camera. >> the story is just heartbreaking and the more you hear, the worse it gets. >> i can't think of anything worse. >> the bottom line is chloe is no longer here and that's just tragic. >> absolutely correct, don. thank you very much. manuel bojorquez is in mississippi where a toxic algae bloom is raising serious health concerns.
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the ter is kind oft'ng t happen ri i missiippire rains caused flooding in the spring. officials were forced to open a spillway to release the levees, it also carried agricultural runoff from farms and causes the algae to thrive. it causes rashes, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. scientists are busy testing water samples, but alison says there's a caution. >> there are chances of coming into contact with the water. >> are we going out mouth deep or chin deep, noechl we'll wade in knee deep, no issues. >> many have canceled their plans. >> that's not helping others who's expecting a busy summer
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season. >> i bought 28 brand-new jet skis in the month of july which is supposed to pretty much pay the notes off, and that's not going to happen his rental customers disappear, they're selling them. >> we're fixing to haul them to georgia and sell them. >> last year tourismlo coast lost more than $2 billion and 28,000 jobs. >> i've been in business for 38 years. i don't think i'll be back next year. i think i'm done. >> reporter: officials were hoping to close that spillway sending all the water this way if the neck week, but with that tropical depression and more rain likely, they may have to put that off, and that means there's no telling how long the algae will last. anthony? >> boy. tough summer for those gulf coast businesses. that's painful. >> to hear them say i've been in by for 38 years and i think i'm done. also the people sitting on the
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beach. >> and those walking knee-deep. i don't think i would have done that. ahead in our "morning rounds," dr. tara narula has a report on a polio-like illness that can paralyze children. and also what to watch, here's vladimir duthiers. >> nicki minaj is pulling a muggy morning of across the bay area. the cause and a fog and warm temperatures to do point readings close to the actual temperature as we head through the afternoon, the cloud cover
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>> put the kids down, turn off the stove, don't change your remote. good morning, vlad. >> good morning, everyone. here are a few stories we think you're going to be talking about today. president trump lost a twitter fight in court. a federal appeals panel ruled he can't block twepeople from his twitter account. because he conducts business there he can't silence critics on what is essentially a public forum. blocking people would be like a town hall and muzzling people. >> people are saying other things on twitter that's not true like anti-vac stuff. do they have the right to free speech. >> sometimes the white house argues the president's twitter statements are not official, but the court is saying if he's president, they basically are. among those blocked stephen
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king, chrissy teigen. >> she's john's wife. >> she basically rules twitter. >> alexandr an rah . joe biden and his wife jill earned more than $15 million in the first two years since he left office. most of the money came from speaking fees and book deals. biden, though, has long described himself as, quote, middle-class joe. he also says he was once the poorest member of the senate. he's not alone, guys. as you know, president clinton made about $100 million since he left office, george w.b. bush made $35 million and ronald
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reagan made $5 million for one speech. >> i mean, are politicians really middle-class people. >> some of them are. >> some of them are. >> some come from middle-class background. >> upbringing sticks with you. the question is whenever you hear about them getting paid for speeches, you weekend.
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superstar/singer nicki minaj is getting praise from the human rights foundation after canceling her concert in saudi arabia. she was supposed to headline the jetta worldfest but she's pulling out to show her support for women's rights, lgbtq rights and equal rights. human rights advocates says that country still has a long way to go. they've called out other artists who are still set including one
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>> she got a lot of heat about it. she looked it into and thought the money is not worth it and she doesn't believe in what they're promoting there. >> the murder of jamal khashoggi is still on people's minds and homosexuality is punishable by death in saudi arabia. an 11-year-old girl is being celebrated by major league baseball for her powerful essay on acceptance. in april she won an essay contest and won a free trip to the all-stars contest. she wrote on bullying. she shared parts of it with correspondent james brown. terror, faulty, you're part of isis, aren't you. this was like a punch in a
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these are the memories that stay with you, long after the moments have passed. i'm kenny choi. an out-of-town visitor is being treated for injuries after he was >> by a car in san francisco. he was shooting video of car burglaries yesterday when these suspects had him while speeding away. the injuries are not considered life-threatening. the state will hold a public hearing on a plan to spread nearly 1.5 tons of poison on the fairlawn island school invasive mice. biologists say the mice are causing problems with ecosystems. pics of the plan fear that other animals could also be harmed. the islands are wildlife refuge west of the bay area.
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ribbon-cutting ceremony for the u.s. geological service campus at moffett field. the usgs will eventually move their the longtime menlo park campus. we have news updates today on our favorite platforms including our website, kpix.com.
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good morning. i am keeping an eye on the main commute times for cluster with one of the trouble spots. this is the east shore three we pick it up and bed all morning long. there's an accident 80 westbound. a semi truck versus a porsche right there a gorman st. you're down to under 20 miles per hour heading towards the maze this morning. the drive times of the eastshore freeway to get from highway 4 to the maze at a 28 minute ride. elsewhere the drive times are in the yellow. a cloudy and foggy start to the day and also muggy. temperatures for several degrees warmer compared to yesterday morning. heading to the afternoon, especially inland, our temperatures are warmer
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appeared to yesterday. the mid 80s for concord and fairfield pick the low 80s in san jose. the low 80s for oakland. the mid-sixties for san francisco. we will keep on warming up through the week. good morning to you our
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viewers in the west. it's wednesday, july 10, 2019. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead a lawyer for jeffery epstein's accusers talks with us about the financiers new sex abuse charges and his former lawyer defend the government's controversial 2018 deal. plus, a new government warning about a serious and rare illness that is affecting children. and the americans that are on a mission to save flamingo's from a killer drought in africa. first, here is today's "eye opener" at 8:00. pressure is growing on president trump's labor secretary. democrats are blasting alexei cost a for a secret and generous
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plea deal. >> he serves at the pleasure of the president and so far the president is standing by him. mr. trump, who has his own history with jeffery epstein, is giving himself plenty of room to maneuver. alan dershowitz vehemently denies the allatiogainst him. >> i would have terminated my relationship and turned him in. >> the british ambassador to the u.s. who called the trump administration inept is resigning. >> the president wrote back called him a wacky and stupid guy. the president's chief of staff says it's good that the ambassador stepped down. >> this parade has officially kicked off here at battery park. a lot of excitement. we just saw the staff go by, the coaching staff. now you have the players here. >> look out. >> look at some of these shots delivered by serena williams and andy murray in their mixed doubles in wimbledon. >> everyone is on their feet in center court. they havave been treated to a
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memory they will remember forever. >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. andy murray and serena williams, talking about a dream team. >> watching serena never gets old. >> i don't want to would want to be in front of her. >> yeah. all right. i'm tony dokoupil. this is gayle king, anthony mason. president trump is backing his labor secretary who faces to deplann mands demands to resign. acosta tweeted yesterday he supports the new charges against epstein. he said based on the evidence available then the fed insisted he go to jail and register as a sex offender. critics call it a sweetheart deal shielding epstein from federal charges of sexually abusing underage girls. >> in his first tv interview, former epstein defense layer alan dershowitz defended the deal.
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he told our mola lenghi that it was smart to have epstein plead guilty to state charges. >> they had a very strong state case because most of the alleged victims were local kids from palm beach, but there was no transportation and interstate commerce. i think the feds thought they would lose. >> obviously, there is a lot of talk about, you know, this being a result of mr. epstein's wealth and power. did you think anyone else would have gotten this sort of deal? >> i think a lot of people without the power and wealth might have gotten a better deal. his prominence, his fame made it clear that the prosecution would work very hard to get the best possible deal they could. >> attorney brad edwards has represented 13 women who accuse epstein of abusing them. 12 say they were underage at the time. he has been on their side for more than 11 years from before epstein's plea deal.
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brad edwards, thanks for being here. >> good morning. >> the government, the federal government prepared a 53-page indictment against epstein back ten years ago, 11 years ago. but you just heard alan dershowitz say they thought they were going to lose the case. is he right? >> he is wrong. he knows he is wrong. the federal government had a very strong case. they had identified more than 30, about 34 underaged victims. the evidence was overwhelmingly strong. >> why did they walk away from the indictment? >> that's what we want to know. in may they have a 53-page indictment. two months later there is the exchange of a non-prosecution agreement between epstein's lawyers and the government. our biggest problem was the victims were not told anything about it. they are cooperating with thefeo hind backs t a
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secret deal happening between the government and epstein. >> that's stunning, too, to hear that. you can imagine what the victims are thinking. well, you can imagine there. does alexei cost a have some explaining to do? have you tried to talk to him. >> he has a lot of explaining to do. we filed a twicase in 2008 agai the federal government simply saying crime victims have basic fundamental rights to be heard at a hearing, to confer with the government, to be treated with fairness. i preached out reached out to ay and informally saying just sit down and explain why. >> how many times has he talked to you. >> never. >> still going on television and sending out tweets, it's not helping anything. >> he doesn't even say no comment. just no response? >> no response. >> in his statement on twitter yesterday acosta said that epstein's crimes are horrific.
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not alleged crimes. crimes are horrific suggesting he had a sense that he was guilty at the time or is guilty after the fact. my question is this settlement, this plea deal was approved by the justice department at the time. doesn't that give him some cover here? >> deep sigh there. >> well, that's because he approved the plea deal. what the justice department approved was that he, alex acosta, could prosecute him. they said you can prosecute him federally. then he chose not to. that's what happened. >> in plea deal was ruled illegal by a court this year. why is it still in effect? >> we filed that case 11 years ago and fought for 11 and a federal judge finally ruled in our favor. yes, the federal government violated the victims' rights. what do we do about it? we say it's pretty simple.
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it's an illegal agreement between jeffery epstein on the one hand, the government on the other in violation of victims rights. you invalidate the agreement. >> that hasn't happened yet? >> no. i would say in the next six months we will have a ruling on that and i expect it to go in our favor. >> have other victims come forward since this story is in the news? >> in the last 48 hours we heard from new victims. one of the main reasons my clients came up for the hearing, who we still don't know who the -- in the new indictment who the victims are. but my clients from 11 years ago, they wanted to be at the hearing. they were at the hearing. it was mainly so they could say if there are new victims, not only victims, or witnesses that have any information, call us. >> what would justice look like for your victims? is it snuff that he is behind bars? >> there is relief there. about i your count, how many victims are there? >> well in excess of 50. >> wow. that's a big number. are there going to be additional
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high-profile names attached to this. a lot of people in epstein's orbit at the time. >> what i have personally investigated this for 11 years, and don't know of any high-profile person that would be implicated. there are plenty of people -- >> criminally implicated? >> exactly. plenty of people ran in his circles who have information. that's one of the things. if you have information, you observed anything, heard anything, tell us what you know. >> many of the high-profile victims are saying they know nothing about nothing and are running for the hills who allegedly knew him well. you are saying how could you not know considering his behavior e. wasn't hiding his behavior. he is doing it every day wherever he is and it's not in secret. he had employees that their only job was to recruit girls for him. >> not the end of the story but the end of this conversation. brad edwards, thank you very much. the cdc issued an urgent warning about a mysterious illness that can paralyze children.
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a 7-year-old suffering from afm, and dr. tara good wednesday morning. a muggy start to the day, warm conditions as we kickoff wednesday with the clouds and fog, heading to the afternoon, temperatures are warmer compared to yesterday. cloud cover back to the coast and most of us will see the sunshine. the mid 80s in concord and fairfield pick low 80s in san jose. low 70s in oakland. mid-sixties in san francisco. there we go with the warm-up heading through the work week, and into the weekend.
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♪ every wednesday our morning rounds look at issues that could affect you and discuss solutions for better health. this morning a new government warning about a serious polio-like illness that mainly strikes young children. we are entering peak season for acute flaccid myelitis, known as afm. so far the cdc says there are 11 confirmed cases in eight states and more are expected. last year's outbreak infected a record 233 patients. afm can cause paralysis and life threatening breathing problems. we introduce you now it ill par story. our question, how is sebastian doing these days? >> sebastian's story shows us the overwhelming impact of this
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rare illness, been through more than 2,000 hours of physical therapy and struggles to walk, almost three years after being diagnosed. >> it's been a long road and still an ongoing process. >> reporter: his mother christa bombly said her son's journey began when his cold turned into the polio like illness leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. we were there for sebastian's fight to walk again in 2018. he relearned to dress, eat and stand by himself. >> you made it. >> reporter: but now learning to walk again is a slow, gruelling process. >> he's able to move most of his body after all the work that we've done, it is still a struggle to walk. if we have to go distances he mostly is in the wheelchair. >> reporter: since sebastian became sick he's been in intensive rehab every day. >> he feels frustrated when he remembers what he used to do and now he can't. he's feeling excited about what
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he's learning to be able to do. a long journey to get here but i think he's feeling encouraged and hopeful. >> it's good to see him, good to have you at the table. start with what causes afm and why does it spike in the summer? >> it's a mystery still. the cdc is working hard to figure that out. the best theory we have it may be caused by a family of viruses known as the enter ro virus family. the idea that virus specifically attacks the motor neurons in the spinal cord that causes the weakness. it could be an inflammatory and immune reaction to the virus damaging those nerves. one of the questions is why does it affect some kids and not others? if the virus is in the same family, one sibling might get this and the other doesn't. lot of questions. we're not sure why it has this kind of pattern where it spikes every other year. we see it in the fall and summer months. we think again maybe this is because enter ro virus circulates during that time. >> what are the symptoms? >> symptoms to look for would be
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usually children have had an acute respiratory illness or fever in the month preceding and then develop sudden onset weakness and paralysis of the arms or legs and facial droop, trouble speaking or swallowing or difficulty moving their eyes. if it affects the respiratory muscles they can have trouble breathing and that can happen quickly where they end up on a ventilator. in the series of numbers the cdc released about 20 to 30% did require vent support. 60% required admission to the icu. >> what's the typical treatment and long-term prog know cease? >> aside from not understanding the cause with we don't have great treatment other than supportive care. as we saw intensiveif therapy and rehab is the kind of primary treatment. steroids, plasma fa resis, therapy, but none of those are really shown to work. it's a big question at this point. the long-term recovery also
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question. some kids have had a long-term paralysis, months or years, after this. >> all right. scary stuff. thank you very much. ahead what tennis star serena williams revealing about last year's frustrating loss at the u.s. open. you're watching "cbs this morning." ♪ i'm sorry >> cbs morning rounds sponsored by purina, your pet, our passion. your pet, our passion. we're redefining what nutrition can do. because the possibility of a longer life and a healthy life is the greatest possibility of all. purina pro plan. nutrition that performs. wearing powerful sunscreen? yes! neutrogena® ultra sheer. unbeatable protection helps prevent early skin aging and skin cancer with a clean feel. the best for your skin. ultra sheer®. neutrogena®.
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♪ serena slams the door. >> with that ace against allison riske the star serena williams is advanced to tomorrow's semifinals at wimbledon. we are learning about the heartfelt apology williams wrote to the athlete who beat her at last year's u.s. open, 20-year-old naomi osaka defeated a frustratedliams pe violations and criticized for speaking back to the umpire.
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in a candid cover for "harper's bazaar" she shared the letter to osaka. i had no idea the media would pit us against each other. cbs saturday co-host dana jacobson is here. i think other people might say i had an idea. >> she had a lot to say. treated the way that serena was nice to see serena being open. treated. >> right. >> i think it's gracious and williams is proving her voice is honest of her to share she went to therapy about it, that it as strong as her swing or serve. she described the agony she felt bothered her, and the response from naomi also very, very after losing in the u.s. open, believing she was treated differently for her reactions than male counterparts would be. gracious. >> yeah. >> really wonderful. >> you can see t deeply af she admitted she couldn't pick up a racket and began to see a therapist writing, i felt defeated and disrespected by a sport that i loved, one that i had dedicated my life to and my family truly changed not because good morning. we were welcomed, but because we wouldn't stop winning. i'm anne makovec. in her letter to osaka, williams investigators and sacrament expressed support for osaka's county are looking into a deadly police shooting that happened last night outside of victory saying i would never ever want the light to shine the sunrise mall in citrus
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away from another female, heights. police they when they arrived on the scene, i man began specifically another black shooting at them and they female athlete. it was osaka's response that returned fire. the suspect was killed. ultimately provided resolution today's state officials are for williams and brought her to holding a public hearing to discuss a plan to spread poison tears, osaka wrote, people can on the islands, to kill mice. misunderstand anger for strength because they can't differentiate biologists say the invasive species is wreaking havoc on between the two and told the ecosystem there, but williams to keep on trail opponents are afraid that other blazing. serena posed for a series of animals could also be harmed. unretouched photos for her essay and said while this experience was painful for the two women to pg&e wants to raise customer utility bills to endure, it's representative of generate almost $2billion in the way women are often treated in the work place. she says her young daughter revenue. they say most of the money inspired her to ultimately pick would pay for about fire safety improvements. up her racket again and speak we have news updates throughout the day on your favorite platforms including our out. website, kpix.com. that overall message was why we talked about it right after the u.s. open. there were so many women saying i felt like that, i felt like
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good morning. we are tracking the main tunnel times as well as some trouble spots. let's take a look at the map overall. an accident northbound 680 coming out of san ramon headed towards walnut creek. that will slow you down. the same thing in the westbound direction of the richmond san rafael bridge as well as one-to- one northbound and southbound. a series of accident that a slow slog this morning. let's zoom into the eastshore freeway where the was is accident at gilman. they have literally cleared this. it is still slow going, as you approach the maze. the drivetime is still 28 minutes. you are in the yellow for the altamont pass through highway for in the same thing on one 101. a fog advisory of the golden gate bridge. you can see a foggy start to the day. it is also muggy with the golden gate bridge camera and you can see how foggy it is.
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we cannot even make out the towers. heading to the afternoon, clearing for most of us with the sunshine, accept the coast and clouds hanging around longer. temperatures continue to warm- up. mid 80s from concord and fairfield took low 80s in san jose. low 70s in oakland and the mid- sixties in san francisco. the low to mid 60s for the coast. heading through the work week and into the work week. highs tomorrow inland starting in the low 90s a, and it gets even warmer friday and saturday. have a great day.
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." it's that time, my favorite part to bring you the stories we call talk of the table. we pick a story that we like, that might not have been in the show and share with each other and everybody watching.
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tony? >> and when we share it, then it's in the show. >> sharing is caring. >> and a story i care about, well put, so the cleveland clinic has made history with the -- for the first time in north america a woman gave birth after receiving a uterus transplant from a deceased donor. the reason this is significant is first of all, one in 5,000 women cannot have children because of a uterine problem. typically, to fix that problem they have to do really complex surgery on living women, take a uterus from one and put it in another. for the first time in north america they've done it with a deceased person. it opens up windows for all of these women who suffer the issue and reminds me of what jeff goldbloom said in "jurassic park," natures will find a way but maybe the doctors at the cleveland clinic. >> encouraging news. >> it is really encouraging. >> my story now, a new york high school student with autism got a special silent ovation when he
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received his diploma at his graduation ceremony last month. take a listen. that's jack higgins. you can see he had his fingers in his ears because he's super sensitive to loud noises. the principal asked the students not to applaud, instead they all stood in tribute to jack higgins as he got his diploma. it's pretty remarkable. this is caramel high school in new york. >> allnto the don't count your chickens before they hatch category. didn't your grandmother used to say that? it's true for this ethiopian long distance runner, made a huge, gigantic mistake during a race over the weekend when he celebrated a little too early. >> now coming to the bell, he's got 20 meters. oh, no, oh, no. >> he thought he reached the bell. he thought he had reached the
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finish line. he has a lap to go. i don't believe it. >> thinks he's won -- >> he goes through and then starts, yeah, i won, i'm first. yeah. slow down. why are they still running? he's well-known in the running world. this cost him a 5,000 meter victory. he tried to make it up when he sees everybody running and gets back in the race. 25 years old. earned the bronze medal in the 2016 olympics. guess what place he came? tenth. >> he came in first. everyone on the track knows he was the fastest on the track. >> doesn't matter at end of the day. >> doesn't know where the finish line is, it doesn't count. >> he came in tenth. >> what you learn in high school track, run through the tape, all the way through. >> yes. the book "three women" one of the summer's most anticipated debuts. lisa taddeo spent eight years traveling the country to share the story of three different
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women's sexual desires. lena is a house wife says she's in a loveless marriage and has an affair, sloan owns a restaurant with her chef husband and hassan ap open marriage, and maggie in north dakota and was underage when she had a relationship with her english jury. the jury acquitted the teacher and a judge dismissed the last three charges. lisa taddeo joins us at the table. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> so one of the questions with you is like what are her qualifications? my answer is nearly a decade of reporting, crisscrossing the country, moving to towns to spend time with these people. you put flyers up in restaurants and bars. interviewed hundreds of people about their state of desire. what did you learn? >> i learned that we're all united in our passion and how much we hide it and how much we don't want to talk about it.
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i think that desire is something we think about so off aten the the thing we hold closely to our chest. i wanted to explore the nuance of that intersection. >> this is a book about women. why did you exclude men? >> i didn't exclude them. i started by talking to both men and women and spoke to hundreds of each gender, but it just became -- i started to be more interested in the complexity of female desire which i found to just have a lot more prismatic and complex feelings attached to it. >> i want to know what -- >> a simple machine -- >> i want to know what your flyer said? what was your pitch to get people? is there a difference between desire and sex? what did your flyer say to get people to talk to you? >> my flyers, i made them in a staples in santa barbara. they were not the most elle gant of things. they said unrequited love? do you have a compelling story of desire.
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e-mail me at. i got a number of interesting e-mails. none of the people that i profiled came from the fliers but i learned a lot. >> what's the difference? or is there a difference? >> there's absolutely a difference. i think that sex, you know, is an act and people are very comfortable often in describing the act. it's easy to talk about it in a sense. because it's mechanical a lot of the time. when it comes to desire, it's a matter of talking about the very difficult and interesting emotions that come, that are behind sex and i find that, you know, women were more articulate in describing those. >> i read this book over the fourth of july and i couldn't put it down. one of the things that really struck me were the three women you ended up choosing is that each of them ultimately they -- their desire was secret in each case in a form and they were ultimately punished for it. >> yes. >> what did that tell you? >> well -- >> such a good observation and so true. >> from a guy. >> came from a guy, yeah.
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>> a wonderful observation. >> good. >> it was -- one of the most -- one of the biggest commonalties between the three women who were different was that they were all judged by their communities in ways that were remarkable and they weren't really doing anything completely outside of the norm, but because they were slightly of variance it was easy for people to judge them. >> were you surprised at that judgment? >> yes. it was shocking. shocking on, you know, a number of different levels for sloan who is the entrepreneur in the northeast, one of the first rumors i heard about her was that her husband wanted to be intimate with her every day and not only did she allow it but enjoyed it. and this was sort of delivered with -- >> oh, no. >> is she okay? they were the one -- he enjoyed watching her have sex with other men and enjoyed photographing and video taping. they were a different kind of couple. >> it was one of the happiest
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marriages that i observed. >> are they still together? >> they are. they're very extraordinarily happy. >> what's interesting you can imagine that man telling -- talking about his marriage or it becoming public and not being embarrassed by the details but the woman might feel differently. this goes to the point that men are very open in pursuing whatever they desire and women, as you write in the pro log, they subvert their desire on an hourly basis. why? >> i think it's easier for centuries we've been okay -- the male -- the state of male desire is accepted whereas the state of female desire is largely told by what the men want and this is changing in remarkable ways and with the metoo movement we're saying we don't want, but as women we're not expressing what we do want because there is a very quiet judgment underlying everything. >> you wrote this largely or received it largely before the metoo movement. >> correct. >> really developed. you don't really mention the metoo movement. >> because one of the reasons as you said, it was largely
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received and reported prior, but the other thing was that i was really wanting to explore what we do want and what we can't talk about. i think there's enough out there about what we don't talk about, but what we do talk about is strikingly important. >> what was fascinating to me, is the way you wrote it. it reads like a novel. >> yes. saying this is true? this really happened? was that a deliberate -- clearly a deliberate choice on your part. it reads like a novel. >> well, you know, it was a choice in the sense that i wanted to -- i wanted it to be honest. i asked the women the same question hundreds of times. i would spend two hours dissecting one text message. often i would go to like with lena where she was intimate with aiden the man from high school from whom she was obsessed. >> very passionate. >> obsessed. >> in a truck. >> in a truck. i would go to the spot after she had been it mate with him at this river and sit there and
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take in the smells and sounds so i could layer those -- >> it feels like you're living inside these women. >> it does. >> every moving thought. >> three women, it's a fascinating book on sale now. a first of its kind rescue mission is under way to save hundreds of baby flamingos in south africa. how american experts are helping care for the iconic pink birds a muggy morning across the bay area with the clouds and the fog, and warm temperatures to start the day, with the dew point reading is close to the actual temperature with the relative humidity values are high. heading to the afternoon, cloud cover goes back to the coast. that means that most of us will see the sunshine. the mid 80s from concord and
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♪ severe drought has caused south africa an estimated half a billion dollars and it's forced an unprecedented rescue mission. thousands of flamingos forced to abandon their eggs and newborn chicks this year because of the lack of water. specialists from the dallas zoo traveled to south africa to save these baby birds. debora patta in london and joins us from there. it's always good to see you. start with this, how difficult has the rescue operation been? >> just under 2,000 of these flamingo chicks were rescued but that was just the first step. they then had to care for them and feed them by hand before they could be released into the wild. under a warming red light these baby flamingos are hand fed and cared for. without this human intervention,
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they have no hope of one day growing into the iconic pink birds. >> there were eggs brought in and we hatched them out and started hand raising them. >> reporter: the bird's curator at the zoo flown in as part of a team of u.s. bird experts to assist with one of the largest rescue operations of its kind. normally home to 20,000 flamingos, the dam waters had completely dried up after extended periods of the worst drought on record across parts of south africa. unable to feed their newborn chicks their parents left them to perish in the elements in order to save themselves. eggs were abandoned, three to four day-year-old chicks left behind dehydrated struggling to survive. rescuers saving as many baby flamingos as they could and they watched as the tiny birds whittled out of their eggs.
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some so weak, they had to be helped. hand rearing them was a delicate science. they had to be careful not to let them get too attached. >> we would try our best to not coddle them too much. we feed them, leave them with their friends, so they can learn to be flamingos. >> reporter: clearly being a flamingo is hard wired you into their dna. they soon adopt their unmistakable posture. >> what are these two doing? >> the little one is begging from the older one. so this is how the parents might feed them in the wild. >> reporter: here the birds are that awkward teenage phase with the gray feathers, squawking and constant demand for attention. >> i don't want you. that chick is getting attached to me. >> he's going to -- watch your
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step in here. somebody might be yurnd foot. >> reporter: flamingos are not born with pink feathers. they turn this color because of the algae and shrimp they eat in the natural habitat. the teams have to replicate this in the food they a few months later, it's their coming out party. some of the birds are finally ready to be released back into the wild. >> they are flying towards the wild birds. >> reporter: it's an emotional day. this flamingo was so ill she was named zero as she didn't think she would make it. >> she's my baby but hates us because of the treatments and injections. >> reporter: veterinarian donovan smith chokes up. >> she's being released. >> reporter: the temptation there to protect in to rush in and help. as every parent knows you failed
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if your child doesn't want to leave home when they're all grown up. eventually you have to let go. just under half of the baby chicks rescued have made it and over 500 have been released into the wild, fitted with trackers and one bird has already been traced as far as namibia, a country over 600 miles away from the south african dam. >> debora patta in london, thank you very much. growing up in south florida we >> watching thly bond to the bird and their statutes and glad to see they are going to be okay. flinhat were there when er 500 suddenly -- >> i didn't know they weren't born with pink feathers. i didn't know. every time i see pink flamingos, there's a movie called pink flamingos i couldn't eat scrambled eggs for years after that. >> share that with your
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therapist later. >> learning new things. >> i have issues. >> before we go, how queen elizabeth surprised everyone when she traded her purse for a shovel during a royal visit. on today's cbs this morning podcast, gayle talks with author linda luscom about her book, marriageology. the art and science of staying together. listen, wherever you like to get your podcast. we'll be right back. listen wherever you get your
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research. i was celebrating that too. instead she handed over her
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purse and took matters into her own hands. >>. >> thank you. >> when she was done she leaned over and smiled and the royal family tweeted this picture of her grandmother, queen mary, planting a tree in the very same location in 1921 during a visit with king george 5th. >> funny to see a 93-year-old pick up a shovel with gloves. >> hold my purse. >> to have the queen do it, very nice. >> garden gloves. >> white gloves. >> that's right. perfect white gloves. that will do it for us, we will
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good morning. five minutes shy of 9:00. san francisco police are investigating a deadly shooting. it happened last night in the bayview district.
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one man was killed and another is in critical condition. howard on any possible suspect. police investigating a double car crash in oakland last night. one vehicle slammed into a patrol car, just minutes after another car slammed right into the wall at grace baptist church. significant damage. it is not clear what caused the crisis. the officer in the patrol car was taken to the hospital. next month, the district school district will be changed to miller creek, elementary. it is a 150-year-old desert and there had been going criticism linking the name dixie to the confederacy. news updates today and all of your favorite forms including our website, kpix.com.
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we are going to check in with the real-time traffic. are tracking several trouble spots on the peninsula this morning. let's zoom into where those are as well as in the south bay on the northbound to idiot moorpark avenue is slowing things down pretty significantly out of the south bay. here are the trouble spots there is will name blocks at the airport, look at the delay behind as well as another one southmont 101 at woodside road, and then there is restricted flow as a result of something in the lane and northbound one- to-one. the drivetime out of the southbound 101.
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a great start, cloudy, foggy, and muggy with a warm start in temperatures warmer compared to yesterday. they live look the clouds to the afternoon. we have clearing for most of us heading through the afternoon and that is sunshine for inland locations and debate but not to the coast. mid 80s from concord, fairfield in the low 80s in san jose. the low 70s in oakland and the mid-sixties in san francisco. we continue with the warm-up through the work week into the weekend. highs starting tomorrow inland, in the 90s, that will continue into early next week. have a great day.
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