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it's thursday, december 5th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, pearl harbor shipyard shooting. a sailor kills two civilians then himself. the attack comes just days before the 78th anniversary of the japanese attack on pearl harbor. constitutional clash. legal scholars debate whether president trump's conduct was impeachable. >> the president did commit an impeachable abuse of office. >> same answer. >> you three are unanimous. this is the narrowest impeachment in history. >> we'll break down both sides of the debate, plus what happens next. building on the border. cbs news has an exclusive first look at construction on the look at construction on the border wall. captioning funded by cbs
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good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we're going to begin with breaking developments overnight in a deadly shooting at pearl harbor. a u.s. sailor shot three civilians, killing two of them before taking his own life. it happened yesterday at the pearl harbor naval shipyard in hawaii. the base was placed on lockdown. this unfolded three days before the 78th anniversary of the japanese attack on pearl harbor. matt piper reports. >> reporter: the chaos and confusion began around 2:30 local time wednesday afternoon. >> i did report that joint base security personnel did respond to the report of an active shooter today. >> reporter: the military says a navy sailor armed with a gun just started shooting. >> i looked out in time to see the shooter who was -- i assume a sailor because he was in uniform. >> reporter: three civilians were shot, two of them were
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killed. they were both employees at the department of defense. the third victim was hospitalized. the base went into lockdown. >> we heard the intercom. the gates were closed. we kind of hung around out there. >> reporter: investigators identified the gunman as an active duty sailor assigned to the submarine "uss columbia." his name has not been released. authorities say there's no indication if the shootings were targeted or random. hawaii's governor tweeting, "i join in solidarity with the people of hawaii as we express our heartbreak over this tragedy and concern for those affected by the shooting." the shipyard is across from the visitors center which is scheduled to host a ceremony on saturday to mark the 78th anniversary of the japanese attack on pearl harbor. >> the role that the shipyard played in world war ii is legendary. the shipyard is well known for the amazing work they did then and continue to do. >> reporter: security is being evaluated for the ceremony in which thousands are expected to attend. matt piper, cbs news.
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it was a critical day of testimony in the house judiciary committee's first hearing in the impeachment inquiry into president trump. yesterday three constitutional lawyers said mr. trump's efforts to solicit help from ukraine is a crime. they also accused him of obstructing justice. a fourth lawyer said the president's actions were wrong but not impeachable. marc liverman is here in new york. marc, what are the big takeaways from yesterday's marathon hearing? >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. so the four law professors who testified brought history lessons to the hearing with talk of american founding fathers and british monarchs. they were really there to interpret evidence compiled by the house intelligence committee. here are some of the biggest takeaways -- four legal scholars brought a wealth of historical knowledge to the house judiciary committee's first hearing in the impeachment inquiry. >> the framers from the very outset of the constitutional
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convention in 1787 made it crystal clear that the president would be subject to impeachment -- >> reporter: three witnesses invited by the democrats testified that president trump's attempts to pressure ukraine are grounds for impeachment. >> if what we're talking about is not impeachable, then nothing is impeachable. >> reporter: mr. trump defended himself while at the nato summit in london. >> there was no crime whatsoever. not even a tiny crime. >> reporter: jerry nadler slammed the president for refusing to cooperate. >> president nixon produced dozens of recordings. in 1998, president clinton physically gave his blood. >> reporter: the lone republican witness, cbs news contributor jonathan turley, argued democrats have gotten ahead of themselves. >> i get it, you're mad. the president's mad. it's wrong because this is not how you impeach an american president. >> reporter: republican lawmakers suggested the hearing was a waste of time. >> you couldn't have possibly actually digested the adam schiff report from yesterday -- >> reporter: stanford law
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professor pamela carlan took offense. >> i read transcripts of every one of the witnesses who appeared in the live hearing because i would not speak about these things without reviewing the facts. >> reporter: the judiciary committee is expected to hold more public hearings before potentially drafting articles of impeachment. so the president and his lawyers could issue a formal defense before lawmakers if they wanted. committee chair jerry nadler has given the white house until friday to decide whether to take part. anne-marie? >> marc liverman in new york. thank you so much. president trump is back in washington this morning after his trip to the nato summit. there's new fallout after u.s. allies were caught on camera apparently mocking him. ben tracy has the latest. >> reporter: they posed for a family photo, but 70 years into the nato alliance, this family seems a bit dysfunctional. >> so this will be actually my last meeting. >> reporter: president trump canceled the formal press
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conference after dropping this rhetorical bomb on canadian prime minister mr. trudeau. >> he's two faced. >> reporter: mr. trump was angry at this video of trudeau mocking him when talking to emmanuel macron and british prime minister boris johnson at buckingham palace tuesday night. >> i have a very good relationship with president trump and his team. >> reporter: trudeau said he was talking about president trump's sudden announcement that next year's g7 summit will be held at camp david. >> every different leader has teams who every now and then have their jaws drop at unscheduled surprises like that video itself, for example. >> reporter: president trump caught on a hot mic talking about trudeau. >> it was funny when i said the guy's two faced. >> reporter: mr. trump had wanted the focus to be him bolstering nato by successfully strong-arming allies into paying
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more for their own defense. >> if you look at nato today compared to three years ago when i started, we've built up nato. >> reporter: that was overshadowed by unguarded comments about a president who promised to restore the dignity of the u.s. abroad. >> and the world is laughing at us. they're laughing at the stupidity of our period. -- of our president. >> reporter: president trump says trudeau is upset because he criticized him for not contributing enough to nato. before leaving town, mr. trump did say he thinks trudeau is actually a really nice guy. ben tracy, cbs news, london. nearly three years after president trump took office, work is finally under way on the u.s.-mexico border wall. cbs news got access to the site. construction crews are pushing to finish an eight-mile stretch of border wall in the town of dawna, that's located in rural south texas. west of that area, a second three-mile stretch of the wall is also being built. one family who owns the land
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along the border for generations is worried the government will build on their land. >> we feel attachment to the land, you know. our parents did, too. but they -- they would tell us something like "leave it to god." we don't think like that. we think that, no, we're not going to leave it to god. these people are abusing us. >> nearly $10 billion has been set aside from government agencies for the wall. the president had insisted since his campaign that mexico will foot the bill. right now, it's on u.s. taxpayers. former president jimmy carter is out of the hospital. the 95-year-old was admitted over the weekend for treatment of a urinary tract infection. a spokesperson says mr. carter, quote, looks forward to further rest and recovery at home in plains, georgia. this is the latest in a series of health issues for mr. carter. just a few weeks ago, he had brain surgery to help him heal from two recent falls. coming up on the "morning news," joe biden comments on kamala harris as a potential running mate.
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it's not clear if harris would be interested in being on a ticket with biden. the two clashed at the first democratic primary debate in june on the issue of race. the "miami herald" reports george zimmerman has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the parents of the teenager he killed, trayvon martin. he claimed he was defamed. zimmerman's prosecutors are also named in the suit, along with the publishers of a book about his case. for evidence he's citing a conspiracy theory alleging martin's family and others faked evidence against him. trayvon martin was unarmed when he was shot to death in 2012. zimmerman was later acquitted of his murder. "the new york times" reports attorney general bill barr is facing backlash after the following remarks at a justice department event -- >> they have to start showing more than they do, the respect and support that law enforcement deserves. and if communities don't give
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that support and respect, they may find themselves without the police protection they need. >> critics like activist duray mckesson say it's clear which communities barr was referring to. >> barr was using coded language to highlight black and brown communities as the communities that are, quote, critical of police. >> barr is standing by his remarks so far without further clarification. the 14th amendment guarantees all americans equal protection under the law. finally, "usa today" is highlighting a new report on robo calls. a company in sweden called true caller tracked new data. it found spam calls in the u.s. are up 7% this year. that's 35 million more calls despite renewed efforts by the fcc and phone companies to stop them. experts say that's because spammers have been busy innovating to avoid detection. america ranks eighth in the world in robo calls. so still to come, tightening the rules on food stamps.
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hard metals has been linked to e-cigarette use. european researchers studied a patient with hard metal pneumoconeosis. it damages the lungs and causes breathing problems. they say it was likely caused by vaping. this is the first known case where e-cigarettes have been linked to the disease. researchers say there are likely more cases that have not been diagnosed. on the cbs "money watch" now, there are stricter rules for food stamps, and a lettuce recall expands. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. on the economic calendar today, investors will get the weekly report on initial jobless claims. meantime, notable companies reporting earnings include kroger, tiffany, dollar general, and ulta. stocks closed higher yesterday led by gains in health care and financial shares. the dow rallied 146 points. the s&p 500 gained 19, and the nasdaq added 46. an e. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in
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california's salinas valley is expanding. health officials say the tainted lettuce has been tied to 102 illnesses in nearly two dozen states. the fda says consumers should check whether their lettuce is labeled with a place of origin and throw it out if it came from the salinas valley. a new trump administration rule will end benefits for hundreds of thousands of americans who rely on food stamps. the rule will limit the ability of states to exempt work-eligible adults from having to obtain steady employment in order to receive benefits. the department of agriculture says the rule will cut benefits for about 688,000 recipients and save more than $5 billion and save -- $5 billion over five years. investigators have found new problems with airbags made by takata. government documents say the
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our top stories -- a u.s. sailor shot and killed two people before taking his own life at pearl harbor. a third victim is in stable condition. a motive is not known for the shooting that happened days before the 78th anniversary of the japanese attack on pearl harbor. and three constitutional lawyers invited by democrats told the house judiciary committee the president's efforts to solicit help from ukraine to dig up dirt on joe biden is impeachable. a fourth lawyer invited by republicans said mr. trump's actions were wrong but not impeachable. the committee is expected to hold more hearings before potentially drafting articles of impeachment. the ride-railing company lyft has been hit with a new lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct by its drivers.
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it comes just weeks after the company was sued over similar allegations. jonathan vigliotti reports. >> reporter: the women shared their stories not far from lyft's san francisco headquarters. >> he asked if i was married. >> he told me i looked like a sad girl. >> in each ride, these women say they took a nap and were jolted awake. >> i felt his hands touch me. >> i had woken up to him actually groping and touching me, in between my legs. >> reporter: they are the latest alleged victims to accuse lyft and the ride-share industry of far-reaching safety failures. there have been more than 500 allegations against lyft and uber between 2014 and 2018 for sexual assault, harassment, kidnapping, and even death. >> safety is built into every ride. >> reporter: and in its marketing, lyft has touted its commitment to safety. one of 20 plaintiffs says lyft was anything but safe. >> he assaults you -- >> he assaults me --
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>> reporter: you fight back. he drags you out of the car and drives off? >> i was holding on to the vehicle, and he slammed my wrists and dragged me with his car. >> reporter: jane roe supported by her husband said she was raped -- >> the next thing i knew, the driver was on top of me. >> i went outside and was walking toward the car when a man jumped out of the back seat to the front and peeled out. as he was speeding off, i saw my wife in the back seat. >> reporter: when the police located the car, his wife was still in the back seat, and the driver was arrested. in addition to seeking damages, the women and their lawyers are demanding lyft install cameras in all of their cars. and in a statement, lyft says they have launched 15 new safety features this year including background checks. but eight of the victims say they were abused after those measures were implemented. jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, san francisco. coming up on "cbs this morning," in our "eye on earth" series, we'll take you to santa's hometown in the north
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pole where climate change is threatening the reindeer population. plus, tips for job hunters. why the holiday season could be a good time to get hired. and in our "world of weddings" series, we'll attend a marriage celebration in israel where a couple had to find a legal loophole to say "i do." that's the "cbs morning a day.gre. ♪
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