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♪ good morning. it is tuesday, may 19th 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." new reports overnight reveal a second private e-mail address used by hillary clinton while secretary of state. a warning for police in texas. armed outlaw biker gangs could target officers in retaliation for sunday's deadly shoot-out. and charlie goes to the top of the new one world trade center with george clooney. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> the first will be released just two weeks before the iowa caucuses. >> hillary clinton's private e-mails will be made public.
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>> about 55,000 pages. >> the state department proposed a deadline of january 2017. at least 170 arrests in the wake of a shoot-out in waco texas. >> police are on the lookout for possible retaliation. >> we're aware of that threat and we have the appropriate response if we have to fight back. >> the ramadi fight being called administration. >> thousands of militia arrived in a military base. >> severe and heavy winds with lightning. >> it rains continuously. >> this big crash for sunday's indianapolis 500, james hinchcliffe suffered a gruesome injury. >> federal investigators looking into the amtrak disaster are now dismissing reports that gunshot may have damaged the windshield. >> and pulling one of the drivers to safety. >> all that --
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>> a mountain lion on loose in san francisco has been captured. was taken back to the wild and released. a wild in southwest laerngs the driver jumping out and running for cover in a desperate dash. >> you see these guys right there jumping on rooftops. >> and "all that mattered" -- >> the category the top ten things working at the "late show." >> now, who will they pretend to laugh at. >> yeah! >> on "cbs this morning." >> president obama has officially joined twitter. his bio said dad, husband and president. you don't have to say dad. we got that when you tweeted hello twitter. [ laughter ] >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." gayle king is making her way back from washington. she's been stuck in a car all night.
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but we hope to see her soon. vinita nair here. and the outlaw gang may target the police. in retaliation of the deadly shoot outin texas. >> governor greg abbott said his state will not stand for the type of lawlessness seen on sunday. vicente arenas is in waco. vicente, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the shoot-out that took place here at this restaurant revolved around notoriously criminal biker gangs, the banditos and the cossicks. police were busy clearing away the motorcycles at the restaurant. a reminder of sunday's violent shoot-out between motorcyclist and police that left nine dead and 18 injured. city buses transported the
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nearly 200 oo00 suspects downtown for processing into the mclellan county jail. each is being held on a $1 million bail. but that doesn't stop officers from retaliation. >> you mentioned that some of your officers had been threatened. >> leaders of the various gangs had opened up they could take local law enforcement members out. >> reporter: on sunday the texas department of public safety sent out a bulletin warning of escalating violence between all banditos and cossicks members. >> they're the 10% that doesn't fit in. >> reporter: he's been studying motorcycle gangs for 15 years. >> as long as they're left alone, they will leave people alone. but if their disrespected or injured or offended they would prefer to handle it themselves. >> reporter: links to sunday's shooting go all the way back to
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december with a member of a ft. worth bar and a beating and a toys r u.s. the violence stems from territorial control to the so-called colors on gang vests. >> these gangs, their club their patch, their organization their brotherhood, it's their religion. and they will fight for it. and kill for it. and vie for it. >> reporter: sunday's shooting apparently started after the cossicks wearing texas under their vests. and texas is notoriously known as bandidos territory. they tried to convince them to not hold biker events here. they feared there would be trouble. norah. ntsb investigators say there's no evidence that the windshield of amtrak train 188
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was hit by gunfire. officials don't know why the train was going more than 100 miles an hour before it crashed. accusing amtrak and the train's engineer of negligence and recklessness. this morning, the united nations say nearly 2500 iraqis fled ramadi. newly leased video shows a government operation with 28 soldiers trapped in ramadi. clarissa ward is in bayeirut as forces try to recapture the city. >> reporter: good morning, reports on the ground indicate that isis is still pushing forward. meanwhile, the iraqi government is scrambling to put together some sort of a counteroffensive after another humiliating loss for the iraqi army. so far thousands of members of shiite militias have been deployed on the ground many of
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them are backed by iran. that, of course, causing concerns that their presence in sunni-dominated anbar province will only reignite a sectarian war. but following ramadi is the biggest victory for isis this year. online videos appear to show u.s.-trained iraqi forces ming the battlefield by road and by air, leaving behind their american equipment and weapons. shots from one iraqi army base show artilleries, stacks of ammunition armored vehicles all now under the control of islamic state fighters. this in spite of intensified u.s. efforts to push back those isis fighters in the month leading up to the fall of ramadi, the u.s. launched a whopping 165 air strikes on ramadi and the nearby seed of fallujah, this loss really calling into question the u.s. strategy for fighting isis. norah. >> thank you very much. president obama is making it
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harder for police departments to get surplus military equipment. the white house is banning distribution of certain gear like grenade launchers and bayonets to local law enforcement agencies. major garrett is at the white house. >> reporter: president obama has stopped shipments to some battlefield-ready military gear to police departments. but most military surplus shipments will continue to flow. however there will be new rules which could trigger more public debate. unrest in ferguson missouri last summer acquainted americans with an unsettling and largely known reality. many police departments have military vehicles and gear. all of it shipped at no charge from pentagon surplus. in camden new jersey a city systemically fighting crime, president obama announced some military equipment will now stay in pentagon storage.
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>> we've seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people a feeling like there's an occupying force, as opposed to eye aforce that's part of the community that's protecting them and serving them. can alienate and intimidate local residents and send the wrong message. >> reporter: banded equipment includes personnel carriers grenade launchers and bayonets. but police can still receive personnel carriers of the kind used in baltimore. and local departments can request and receive, long-range firearms, night vision goggles and riot shields. the president travelled to camden to highlight lower crime rates and he said the results of better community-oriented policing. since 2012 the rate of violent crime in camden has dropped 23%. and its murder rate has been cut in half. >> we know these problems are solvable. we know we're not lacking for answers. we're just lacking political
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wit. >> reporter: refocusing the efforts. >> it's great if he wants to hop and board and say he want to be part of it great. >> reporter: police called and urged the administration to confront the more complicated task of discriminatory policing. police departments will have to train their officers in the use and keep detailed records once surplus gear arrives. new information is raising more questions this morning over hillary clinton's use of private e-mail for government business. reports say clinton used a second e-mail address while he was secretary of state. >> the state department also revealed overnight it plans to release 55,000 pages of hillary clinton's e-mail by mid-january. nancy colderrdes is in iowa. >> reporter: that's right, she actually hasn't answered a
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question from a reporter in 28 days now. despite the fact that she's followed by a pack of journalists everywhere she goes. and her opponents are starting to make an issue of it. clinton left a house party in mason city monday with a wave to the press but nothing more. unlike her gop opponents, clinton hasn't done any interview us. and at events she's shielded by reporters by secret service and careful staging. the contrast hasn't gone unnoticed. >> how can you run for president of the united states and never be asked a question? >> you can't script your way to the presidency. >> reporter: the strategy has enabled clinton side step thorny topics like the state department's new 2016 deadline for releasing her e-mails. clinton aides argue she is taking questions but from everyday americans, not journalists. >> the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top. >> reporter: in mason city clinton fielded queries from nearly all the guests after the cameras were ushered out.
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>> she is answering questions. >> reporter: deanh0, grant and gary were hosting the party. they were married. both supported president obama in the 2008 caucus. >> she really eeliminated the distance between herself and us and we felt like here's somebody who is listening to us. and that was tremendous. >> reporter: in a legal filing the state department says it's going to take until january 2016 to go through all 55,000 pages of clinton's e-mails and release them, even using 12 full-time staffers to do the job but that vinita means that those e-mails won't be released until two weeks before the iowa caucuses. this morning, we have disturbing new evidence of the backlog of untested rape kits in crime labs. in an update to a story last
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fall freedom of information act has up to 9,000 untested rape kits. 1900 in porld, oregon 1300 in kansas city. the coast guard is investigating the drowning death of a 10-year-old in a cruise ship swimming pool. she died sunday on the norwegian "gem." the cruise was on a seven-day trip from new york to the bahamas. last year a boy died on another norwegian ship "the break away." that 2014 attack caught on video, the victim broke down in the trial of two men accused in playing a role in the beating. elaine quijano shows us the emotional testimony.
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>> good morning. two men are now on trial. in court the man whose beating was later seen by millions of people online told the new york judge that he was in complete fear of the bikers. >> reporter: with his face covered by a t-shirt, wojceich braszczok entered a new york courtroom. and participating in the now infamous road rage incident in which 35-year-old alexian lian was pulled from his vehicle and beaten in front of his wife and young daughter. in describing the 2013 gang assault, lien said i felt complete fear for my life my wife and my daughter. the family had planned an afternoon of shopping when they first caught tabs with the bikers. lien said the bike was holding up traffic while popping wheelies. and lien's wife threw a water
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bottle at the group. through tears, lien testified i'm horrified at this point. and i recall asking my wife what do i do? what do i do? she says just go just go. as lien sped off, his tires slashed. he ran over biker edwin lisin who was left paralyzed. they chased after him and forced him to stop in a residential area. in court, lien said this is the last thing he remembers. i recall taking a couple hits and my window broke. i covered my head to protect myself. i remember being pulled out of the vehicle and that's it. prosecutors say braszczok failed to act like a police officer by failing to report the crime or intervening when possible. if convicted both men could face up to 25 years in prison. vinita. drivers and pit crews at the indianapolis 500 say they're getting worried about spacing
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during the big race. james hinchcliffe crashed into a wall during practice. hinchcliffe is hospitalized this morning after surgery. this is the fifth crash at the speedway in the past week. indycars were redesigned before the season to make them faster. officials put new rules in place on sunday to slow the cars down. and the favorite son david letterman is approaching the end of his fabulous career. he has just two more shows to go before he retires. vladimir is here with the change. the last days of letterman are reminding us all why we've made him a nightly guest in our home for the last 33 years. >> reporter: taking the stage at the ed sullivan theater, the legendary "late show" host wasn't above poking a little fun at himself.
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>> unusual weather for new york city. it was 68 and foggy. [ laughter ] >> no, that's me. i'm sorry. >> reporter: the self-deprecation didn't end there. his late night staff contributed with the own top ten list. >> top ten things working at the "late show." number ten. >> until i met dave i didn't know i could put my fist through a wall. >> another three years and dave is going to start paying me. >> and now who will i pretend to laugh at? >> reporter: making his 60th and final appearance with dave, tom hanks memorialized it with a selfie. >> it gives the impression that someone sells taking the picture for you. [ laughter ] >> which will work for you, dave, because it will mean that you've been on vacation with a friend. [ laughter ] ♪ >> reporter: the final episode
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of the "late show" had been a steady stream of the most famous faces. last night on the "tonight show" jimmy fallon -- >> it's been the genre and exploring and doing my stuff, like every kid who grew up watching him will miss him. >> fallon credited letterman with teaching him that comedy can be smart and stupid at the same time. >> hard to believe. >> uncredible. >> it's fascinating to see how much of this he created. shift of the shtick. >> 6,000 shows if you count the time at the other network. and i love dave and he's the greatest that ever did this. >> certainly, the interesting thing is to see bill murray come back. >> i know. i know.
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awesome, can't wait for the ending but it's going to be heartbreaking to see. >> the first "late show" guest bill murray returns for one final appearance. colorado's legal marijuana sellers aren't the only one looking for a payday. ah
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>> talking about what, showers moving in. >> we have a lot going on out here today. just variety pack, as i always like to call t showers specially fog out there this morning. by midday, we will see some sun, breaking through the clouds. that will help heat things up. then eventually, we see fresh rounds of showers storms, rumbling through later on today. for now had pretty steady rain overnight. since had a chance to fizzle away. still kind of steamy, merky outside. 84 degrees, our eventual high. drop it back down into the upper 50's, later tonight. and as sky clear behind that second rounds of showers storms, the breeze kicks in. worth a mention storms that fire up today later today i should say are generally scattered, but they could be kind of gusty out there and maybe even produce some small
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size hail. something we have to keep a close watch on. beyond that point, justin, really looks nice. >> something to look forward to for memorial day weekend the out to 95 at the airport merge onto 291, snow is northbound, but you can see a loft fog mist, low clouds around, because of that, a rival delays at the airport averaging about one hour, may want to call ahead check your flight. also, an accident now, swede road and twp. line road here in east norriton, be aware of that,. >> next update is at clock 55. we're on the "cw philly". you can find us on these channels. i'm ukee washington, good
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♪ an offduty army captain is being hailed as a hero this morning for a daring rescue. look at this he helped save three people from this fiery head-on collision. you can see him in the red shirt. he carried one victim to safety despite the fire. all three people in the crash suffered serious but nonlife-threatening injuries. we talk about it people never want to be called a hero. that is heroic. >> that kind of act. >> yeah to stay so calm at such an intense moment. >> just do the right thing to do at the moment. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming back in this half hour new information about the time line of a washington, d.c. family ahead. how a surviving housekeeper is helping authorities and a text message that may have hinted of the horrifying scene.
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plus big box retailers like walmart are struggling. mellody hobson will join us and the new strategies that will help turn the companies around. that's ahead. "usa today" after a decade of war afghanistan and billions of american funds the united states failed to defeat the taliban. $58 billion will be spent this year. the newspaper says without a political settlement the fight against the taliban will be a stalemate. >> the los angeles times said americans get too many tests to screen for different kind of cancer. americans have a colonoscopy more than they need to. they should dial it back because less screening results in less screening. and "the washington post" announced the first strategy to protect honeybees. bees are key to pollenating commercial fruit and vegetable
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crops. among the strategy to save them this article is interesting, the president has had a fascination with honeybees for a long time. like a canary in a coal mine. >> they have a honeybee at the white house. bees are very important. >> to the echo system. >> birds and the bees are important. the baltimore sun said the convicted killer featured in the serial podcast got a boost for a new trial. maryland appeals court told the lower court they could hear alibi testimony from syed. she said on january 13th 1990 mine, she held a 15 to 20-minute conversation with syed at the library. and the san francisco bay report baggage handlers charged with marijuana. they would alleged hand the
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luggage to passengers who would transport the drugs as carry-ons. this morning, a housekeeper is helping investigators with a time line in a puzzling quadruple murder in washington, d.c. a businessman and his wife and 10-year-old son and a second housekeeper were found dead five days ago. now, police are trying to identify a person of interest. wyatt andrews is outside the family's home just blocks away from the vice president's residence. wyatt, good morning. >> reporter: the house fire that left four people dead also left a crime scene that investigators described as brutal and horrific. that was last thursday. now there's emerging evidence from a witness who said the ordeal faced by that family may have begun wednesday night. veralicia gutierrez is a housekeeper. she got a message from the owner
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and one of the victims businessman savvas savopoulos telling her she wasn't needed. in that voice mail savopoulos says, i hope you get this message. amy was in sick bed, vera offered to help stay and help her out. but gutierrez said that was usual because they never asked for overnight help. >> she never stayed overnight, never stayed overnight. but i never got that message. >> reporter: neighbors also tell cbs news the voice mail indicates something was very wrong on wednesday night. the length of time the family was under duress and possibly held captive 345er9matters because of the chilling announcement that the police chief kathy lan year that three of the four victims
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had been physically abused before the house caught fire thursday afternoon. >> there were injuries discovered appear to be blunt force or sharp object injuries. police recovered the bodies of savopoulos his 47-year-old wife amy, their 10-year-old son philip along with figueroa. police say there were no signs of forced entry. this is one of those neighborhoods where everyone knows each other. it's a community that's in mourning because they've lost close friends, but there's also fear. unless the police have more answers about what happened. there's no way for residents to know if this was a planned attack targeting one family or the more random home invasion targeting the affluence of a community. some of the country's biggest retailers including walmart and target are reporting first quarter earnings. both of those big box stores are trying to re-energize sales after losing sales to amazon.
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walmart reported $114 billion this morning which is less than expected. reports say sales are up 3.5%. cbs news news contributor mellody hobson is in chicago. good morning. >> good morning. >> how big of a problem is this for big box retailers and what are they going to do about it? >> well they have to get back their market share. the online competition has eaten their lunch. they've taken advantage of them during a vulnerable economy when things were really tough. now we're looking at lower gas prices. increasing wages, unemployment it's time to get back to the customer. >> you mentioned that people are targeted. what are the plans? >> they've got a plan to localize their store. a more regional field, regional pace. secondly they want to drive traffic with grocery. this is what they say. everyone is obsessed with health and wellness. health means fresh. fresh means perishable
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perishable means track. and smaller footprints all over the country. >> i found an article that said the suburban mom is no longer the bull's-eye. who are they trying to court? what is the change in consumer taste? >> interestingly, the person i talked about yesterday talked about the mom. making the mom customer she referred to her again and again. the one thing about the moms who is looking for value is making sure they feel comfortable in the store. a little different than what i heard from the high-level executive yesterday. >> what about the dlufrry -- >> how important is delivery to the competition? fast delivery? >> delivery is important. just talk about omni chavnl. the way they want it to work maybe you order online or go to the store and pick it up. or you're at the store, the merchandise is not there for you, you scan the label and it gets delivered to you lickity split. the delivery that's why this strategy is going to be
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extremely important. >> mellody, thank you and a great commencement speech the nuchlt unc. there's a search for new money in the rapidly expanding marijuana business. ahead, how some of the startups are trying to profit from the industry without selling pot. and if you're taking your kids to school or doctor's appointment, whatever it may be set your dvr so you can watch "cbs this morning" anytime. we'll be right back. you've tried to forget your hepatitis c. it's slow moving, you tell yourself. i have time. after all there may be no symptoms for years. no wonder you try to push it to the back of your mind and forget it. but here's something you shouldn't forget. hepatitis c is a serious disease. if left untreated, it could lead to liver damage
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one problem, lack of sales. for instance are candies better sellers than chocolates? it's something that companies can analyze. pot shops know what's hot, what's not. that somebody may be english-born harvard mba howard ingraham who moved to boulder from rhode island. you want to be on the playing field where the ball is actually going back and forth right here in colorado. >> this is precisely where i'm going to get the information that i need. terror get his new data-based big launched he's come to can nopepy, a boulder-based incubator for entrepreneurs. one rule the companies do not sell pot, but pot products which means they're not breaking any federal laws. canopy gave the companies money
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and they receive an equity share. from the brainchild ideas is the brainchild of former marine michael templin. >> it's about investors. >> reporter: good old-fashioned making money? >> good old-fashioned business, i mean if you can't do that you can't do that in any industry. >> reporter: and what industry? roughly $2.7 billion in sales last year in states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. >> i like to say i think we're coming for the future almost. >> reporter: but first, dreamers must become doers. >> we range from public speaking practice talking to people about pro forma financial and other business contests. >> reporter: halle was accepted at the program. she and her company went from a
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massachusetts painting company to healthy lifestyles. selling products like vape pipes in the privacy of people's homes. >> this is mike mary kay for m.j. >> reporter: one thing they keep at canopy dream big. >> so 2020 we'll be in multiple states across the nation. >> reporter: so your whole intention was not just about colorado it's about the whole country? >> correct. >> reporter: why? >> because this is across the state. >> reporter: look out america, here come the top entrepreneurs. for "cbs this morning," barry petersen, boulder. we go to the top of one world trade center to speak with george clooney. ahead his thoughts on love and career. >> looking forward to that. plus
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judge bless i mix forecast today? >> really is. some days will be -- or some parts of the day will be nicer than others, but we are starting off with the initial issue of fog. we had some steadier rain pocket rolling through overnight, early morning. look at storm scan3 that's essentially fizzled away, though it is still damp. definitely still muggy outside. and definitely still foggy as we take you outside to one view, of our live neighborhood network, not as bad as it was we should get sunshine throughout the day should help us spike to the eight's later this afternoon front actually crosses so showers perhaps some gusty thunderstorms, will also rumble through. justin? >> good morning, katie. one good thing about the fog not battling the sun glare this morning disable vehicle 95 northbound, at cottman.
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again, so there will be some restriction here to get to the off ramp. getting by but just little slow here, jammed up here, as that vehicle is disable just on the off ramp. we take to you new jersey, 42 freeway, slow headed northbound, see the visibility little low in south jersey right now due to the fog. that's a look at your ride. we send it back over to you. >> thanks, that's your "eyewitness news" update for now. next 18:25 next on cbs this morning, see now fighting force, marine integrate women in ground combat missions? we'll see
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it is tuesday, may 19th 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including the marines experimenting with a radical chain. only on "cbs this morning," women with a few good men in combat. but first here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> the state department says it's going to take until january of 2016 to go through all of clinton's e-mails. >> we have five known gangs. >> the shoot-out here at this restaurant revolved around notoriously known criminal biker gangs. >> reports indicate that isis is still pushing forward, meanwhile, the iraqi government is scrambling. ntsb investigators say there's no evidence that windshield of amtrak 188 was hit by gunfire. >> most military surplus
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shipments will continue to move however there are those that could trigger updates. >> the last days of letterman has reminded us all why he's remained a nightly guest at home for 33 years. >> they have to get back their market share. the online competition has eaten their lunch. >> children in preschool are only exercising 12% of the day. the rest of the day is spent napping, eating or sitting around doing nothing. it's called training them to be americans. that's what we do. [ laughter ] >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" at 8:00 is presented by walgreens. i'm charlie rose with norah o'donnell and vinita nair. we hope to have gayle king with us shortly. a new report says that hillary clinton used a second private e-mail address while she was secretary of state. her lawyers have said that address did not exist while clinton was in office. >> democratic presidential candidate already handed over
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55,000 pages of e-mails from another account. the state department now plans to release those messages by mid-january. that's two weeks before the iowa caucuses. texas public safety officials are warning police across the state to watch out for outlaw bikers. they're here in retaliation for sunday's deadly shootings in waco texas. the u.s. has more than 1,000 motorcycle gangs. some are known for transports cocaine, heroin ecstasy and pharmaceuticals. >> sunday's shoot-out killed nine bikers some were shot by police. the shoot-out follows a long rival dispute between two gangs. the hell's angels says people will stop at nothing. >> it's their religion. it's more important to them than anything else out there. and they will fight for it and kill for it and die for it if necessary. it's what they believe in.
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it's their world. it's their universe. it's about territory. it's about colors. it's about money. it's about hate. it's about violence. >> the bikers say they belong to clubs, not gangs. president obama travelled to camden new jersey yesterday to praise the progress of the city's police force in slashing the city's crime rate. earlier in the day he faced a new challenge how to master the art of 140 characters. he joined twitter under the user name potus. the white house says tweets will come directly from the president and not the staff. the first tweet was, hello, twitter! it's barack. of really! six years in and they're finally giving me my own account. he wrote welcome to twitter, potus. using a hash tag, asking for a present. the spread responded wondering if bill clinton was interested in taking over the first lady's
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account, also known as flotus the first lady of the united states. >> i wonder what president clinton's hash tag will be if he becomes the first man. we're very excited to bring you this program from 102 floors above manhattan tomorrow. only on "cbs this morning," we will broadcast from one world observatory. and today, we're featuring incredible aerial images of one world trade center from new york on air on the instagram account. follow "cbs this morning" on instagram to see the stunning illages. >> looking forward to that. >> it's unbelievable. 102 floors up. >> speaking of george clooney, as you mentioned goes to the top of the world trade center to talk with charlie. only on "cbs this morning," the hollywood superstar like you've never seen him before. i wonder what that
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♪ this girl is on fire ♪ only on "cbs this morning," an inside look at an experiment that could help decide the future of women in war. the pentagon is ordering all branches of the military to integrate their ground combat units by the end of the year or explain why women can't do the job. jan crawford is at the iwo jima marine corps memorial outside of washington. jan, good morning. >> reporter: well good morning. you know we know the marines,
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the few and the proud. but they're the most demanding job in battle has only been open to men. the question now is whether women marines should be able to fully participate in all aspects of ground combat. to help answer that question the marine corps has turned to some of our toughest male and female marines. >> go, 3-0-0! [ gunfire ] >> reporter: it may look like standard military training. but here in the california desert, this group of marines could be making history. >> it's not for us specifically but it's for that one woman, that one female that joins out that there that wants to do this eventually, that she's given the opportunity do that. >> reporter: danielle beck is one of 250 marines who volunteered for a grueling mission. an unprecedented scientific
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experiment, to help the pentagon decide whether women can fight on the front lines. do you think there are women who could be just as effective in infantry. >> yes. >> yes. >> reporter: have you seen some here? >> yes. >> reporter: about 7% of the marine corps is now women. many already serve in combat in support. but some jobs are limited to men. but the hard-charging infantry. captain raymond caster puts it the forefront of battle. >> that's where the rubber meets the road. those are the differencemakers. we are supported by a cast of maefrg marine amazing marines that make us able to do our jobs. >> reporter: infantry marines are trained to fight in close combat to destroy the enemy. the question is whether it
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should be open to women. that's what this group of marines will help to determine. >> we start off with safety rules. >> reporter: they made it through intense specialized training to get here. a marine base called 29 palm. for months of simulated battle. with more than 100 pounds of equipment and weapons. gun fights with live ammunition working as a unit to overcome obstacles. and out there, researchers watch and record their performance. >> each one of these black dots represents a shot that we have detected in and around the target. >> reporter: scientist paul johnson helped develop the test range. each marine is equipped with high-tech gps sensors to measure accuracy. and heart rate monitors to see how their bodies react. >> you want to turn the gender lens off for a moment and just look at the physical characteristics. maybe it's height. upper body strength. maybe it's lower body strength.
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maybe it's your heart efficiency. what physical characteristics really lead you to be good in these jobs. >> reporter: that data will help the marines decide what impact women will have on combat units. to develop new physical standards that apply to men and women. >> they're all capable of performing the task. the question is can they do them at the same level as their male counterparts who are doing it now. >> reporter: so this is kind of a look at not only account women actually perform, but how their performance affects the group as a whole? >> that's right. >> reporter: it's as close to war as you can get. >> fire in the hole! >> reporter: johnson has tested the marines in situation this will encounter. >> casualties move let's go! >> go! >> reporter: like rescuing a fallen comrade at the end of an exhausting battle. this dummy called corporal carl is 174 pounds. the weight of the average marine. >> you will actually simulate there's been a casualty in battle. >> that's right. >> reporter: and the marines
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have to get corporal carl off the battlefield? >> that's right, they have to get corporal carl to some medevac point. >> reporter: critics say it could affect the cohesion of the unit. but they say it's not an issue. >> we learn to work together. they go hand in hand. once you have the two together there should be no reason to not trust the marines whether male or female. >> i'm just going to look at it now, not only do i have my brother in arms but i have my sister in arms that i have to protect as well. >> reporter: so for women, the physical part is the challenge. they're smaller, on average, about 30 pounds lighter than the man. in combat, they have to be equal. they have to carry the same load and be just as fast as the men. >> it's not that we can't carry the weight. we can carry the weight. but it's the pace. you look at our size and we have some of them 6 foot with longer strides. it's hard to catch up with them.
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keep up with them. >> reporter: they do not think the marines should lower standards for women. on that point there is wide agreement. >> you have to perform. if you can't show up ready to go physically and mentally, we don't just lose the game. we don't just not make a sale. that's why this is so important to the infantry and the community and the marine corps as a whole for the next 20 or 30 years. >> reporter: but the women say few would want these roles. they are doing it so those few will have the chance. >> it takes a special person a special drive, a special mind-set, a special heart to do this. there's not many of us. and it goes the same way for the men. >> just because i started this i'm definitely going to try to finish. and not just quit because it's hard. >> reporter: and these women are not quitters. in fact, they all passed rigorous testing to qualify for the men-only roles just to participate in the experiment. now the researchers are going to
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take all of this data, analyze it and turn it over to the head of the marine corps to use it to help decide whether he's going to help the pentagon for an exception to allow the infantry to stay all men. vinita. >> what a fascinating story, jan. thank you. >> judging on performance, and they have data to back it up. >> it's a science, not like political rhetoric. >> an objective decision now. they'll have behind them. >> and as they said again, a few will do it so we're doing it so they'll have a chance. >> right, take away that gender lens. coming up saying "i do" is becoming "i don't." in our green room she'll show us how the nation's marriage rate is at the lowest level in a century. that's next on "cbs this morning."
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♪ so does this mean you'll finally pick a wedding date? >> here we go again. why is everyone s a date? we're committed to each other, we're happy, a ceremony isn't going to change anything. >> so you're never getting married? [ laughter ] >> it's his whining, isn't it? >> sheldon, i'm not a whine zblerp. >> that's leonard and penny on "the big bang theory." researchers show more are putting it off or abandoning the idea of getting hitched. >> marriage rates lowest in a
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century and dropping. millennials becoming the lowest part of the population. bryce covert is here. good morning. >> good morning. >> wire so many millennials deciding not to marry? >> i think it's a combination of factors. one is just a big social shift, you know millennials, you know are less religious. and i think the country as a whole has really changed the way we view people who live together outside of marriage, who decide to dashgts cohabitate-hab date to cohabitate. and millennials have graduated into a tough economy. for them it hasn't recover. their wages are still depressed. they've got a lot of student debt. >> wouldn't that make them more likely to want to marry? >> we think of marriage as something you do to become financially stable and something you do after you're financially
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stable. it costs a lot of money to get marrieu to do a big event. and i also think that people are wary of joining financing these days before staying together. >> are they having children later, or having fewer children? >> yeah we know that millennials are delaying child rearing along with marriage. so it's very possible that you know, they're cohabitating and dating saying if we're going to have kids maybe we'll get married then. maybe they'll get married later when they decide they're ready for children but that may take a while. >> i >> i think we're thinking the geography rule. it seems like people are migrating to big cities. in big stays delaying having kids especially in new york. >> new york is a place where we know it's less likely that people are going to get married as compared to like denver say. gender plays a huge role. not only in different marriage rates but there's actually marriage rates snowing i were to move from new york denver i'd
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be less likely to get married. so it's actually changing how i view it. and i think that really goes to show how much social norms play in that role. >> bryce covert thank you for being here. you were first married at 25? 26? i was 26. >> 27. george clooney certainly isn't avoiding married life. >> finally i just said listen i'm 53. it's been all me for about 26. i've got to get get -- i'm going to pull a hip out. >> he is so funny. you see george clooney open up to
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>> going through clues to track down a killer. officers heard gunfire, late last night, from the 1300 block of connestoga. they found a man in his 20's shot several times at point blank range. investigators also found 18 shell casings and an s.u.v. in the suv they found a semiautomatic gun. it is not clear, however, if the gun was the murder weapon. >> katie has your forecast in the weather center. we will check in. >> forecast, mixed bag for us, starting wolf very low-lying cloud cover trying it break you there the cloud cover for us it, will eventually get some sun as the day progresses, which is going to help heat things up eventually too. in the meantime, still some very light activity in terms of few light showers rolling through our area. but, later today the heating of the day and also the passage of cold front will help trigger few additional scattered showers and even thunderstorms that could be locally gusty possibly even producing some small hail. so that will be something we have to keep a close watch on the radar absolutely do that
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four later skies clear more refreshing back to dose of spring time. and generally quiet weather pattern, for most of the rest of the forecast. justin, over to you. >> good news for memorial day. not good news here in northern liberties, second and callowhill avoid the area, car stuck under tractor-trailer right now so you can see fire crews police crews, on the scene here, so again, avoid this area, second street at callowhill street in northern liberties to 95 northbound at cottman accident on the shoulder getting by pretty slow, southbound looking okay right here, watch out for low visibility around the region, still dealing with fog this morning, that's a look at your ride, we send it back over to you. >> next update at 8:55, up next on cbs this morning conversation with oscar winner, george clooney. for more local news weather traffic and sports, we're on the "cw philly". you can find us on these channels. i'm ukee washington, have a good morning.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour george clooney on love. what led him to amal and the proposal that caught her by surprise. plus the recent movie on the biggest stage, the new one world observatory. and now meredith wild she used to lead a software company. now she writes soft-core romantic novels. ahead. time to show you the morning's headlines. "the wall street journal" says you should wash clothes before wearing them. wash them at least once and double rinse. that's because dyes and formaldehyde resin can cause red and itchy rashes. germs could linger in clothing. >> wash it twice. i heard once but twice. >> i have to admit, clothes from the kids it's like put them on.
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they're clean clothes. >> yeah. all right. "the washington post" said a new ranking of fittest cities. obesity rate with access number three, san diego two, minneapolis, number one, washington, d.c. >> that's why i want to live there. >> the least fit, oklahoma city, memphis and indianapolis. "usa today" says millions of tiny spiders rain down on an australian town. the flying spiders and their webs are blanketing the ground. it's part of their natural migration. young spiders throw silk into the air. they can go for miles in colonies as they search for a new home. today, "cbs this morning" makes history. we're honored to be the first television program to broadcast from the top of one world trade center. we'll come to you from one world observatory which opens next
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week. but first, we invited george clooney there for a sneak preview. the oscar winner stars in the new movie "tomorrowland." we could not think of a better place to talk about the future. >> look at that. >> reporter: few things can take george clooney's breath away. >> it's small. >> reporter: but this can. it's the view from the new one world observatory. 100 floors up you can see for miles. >> i can see christie from here. >> reporter: love the city? >> i love the city. you can make arguments for great cities around the world but i think new york is the best city in the world. >> reporter: but new york isn't home for clooney, home is wherever amal is his beautiful bride of seven months. >> how long was it between the time that you met her -- >> yes -- >> -- and you thought, oh my god? >> well, you know it happened
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fairly quickly. i knew fairly quickly that i wanted to spend the rest of my life with amal. i have to say, when i asked her about it we'd never talked about it it wasn't maybe we should get married. i literally -- i dropped it on her. >> did you really the ring and everything? >> everything. >> where are you? >> at my home. i was at my home. and i chewed up a play list of my aunt rosemary's songs. and i asked her. and she said oh my god, and wow. finally i said i'm 53 at the time or 52 i think at the time you know i've been on my knee now for about 28 minute ss so i got to get up i'm going to throw a hip out. i may not be able to stand back up. >> you and i have been friends for a while. >> uh-huh. >> you get married.
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and now amal says i've never been happier. i can't imagine. how has your life changed? >> well i suppose, there's obvious things. >> another decisionmaker. >> a real decisionmaker. a much smarter decisionmaker. i have someone who i can talk to about anything. and someone who i care about than i've cared about anybody so it's really nice. >> should i be surprised that you'd marry a woman smarter than you? >> that's fairly low. that wasn't so hard. >> george and amal have vowed to try to never spend a week apart. a difficult task for weeks like this. >> george! >> reporter: when george is out promoting his latest film "tomorrowland." >> it's not working. >> reporter: the sci-fi disney
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film features far-off land and duplicated robots. but it was the film's core message that drew clooney in. >> a miraculous place where you could actually change the world. >> you want to go? >> brad who directed it. brad's thought was we've gotten away from the idea that each individual has the ability to change and shape the future. and that some of the darkest parts of our future that we look at and see are not inevitable. that there are things you can do to change it. and i loved the idea loved the overarching theme of it. >> talk about your career now. >> now, we're in trouble. >> you produce things. >> i need you to help me make a fake movie. >> you produced danny ocean. >> some you both direct and act and write. >> my campaign is vehemently
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against the distribution of -- >> how do you change what you want to do? >> he's been my buddy for 30 some years. we always thought if we ever got the opportunity, we would just do the things we want to do. >> good evening. >> quite honest good night good luck was written, we wrote that because i was disturbed with our lack of accountability by the press in asking the tough questions before we went to war. >> but choose for the future in terms of the consequences, where do you see your life at this moment. we've established that you've never been happier? >> yeah. >> we've established that you have a variety of interests? >> uh-huh. >> we've established that you can do more than one thing in your own chosen profession. >> sure. >> give me a sense of where george sees his future? >> i think that probably it will
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become more about behind the camera things writing and directing and less acting. it's the natural progression for actors of age. it's not fun ageing on camera. >> tell me about it. >> i'm much more interested in the process of filmmaking than i am in front of the camera. >> are you growing as a filmmaker? >> sure. listen, i hope you keep trying things. >> it's always good to see you. >> you, too. >> thank you, sir, for taking time. until we meet again. >> me too. >> i can watch that for like an hour. do you have an extended version? >> he's such a conversionalist. >> she teaches at columbia right? >> teaches. i have been with them recently they were holding hands during
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dinner. >> if this is the way it is i want to be married. >> maybe that was the first time. >> now, charlie, you know your twitter is going to explode now that you said i want to be married. we'll see how that happens. "tomorrowland" opens in theaters friday. be sure to join us tomorrow. only on "cbs this morning" from the top of one world trade center. we'll continue our conversation with george clooney and also new york city bill de blasio and "60 minutes" contributor anderson cooper. and we'll experience all the views from the top of the tallest building in the western hemisphere. and we'll explore gayle king's fear of heights. she might be sitting in your lap, charlie, holding on for dear life. >> wherever she is. coming up author meredith wild is making big bucks writing words that we can't say on tv?
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>> you want to read 143. >> you took my [ bleep ] and most [ bleep ]. >> our michelle miller shows
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romance novels continue to top the best-seller list. new authors from the world of self-publishing are being wooed by literary giants. the latest is meredith wild. she's a tech ceo turned writer. her first book was an e-book several years ago. michelle miller shows us. >> meredith wild graduated from smith college in english. with software and nearly a decade would pass before she'd write her sixth book. now with the sixth title on the way, wild's books are being hailed as the hottest in adult fiction. >> meredith wildldn't be the name -- >> could be. >> reporter: meredith wild's pen name has helped her lead a double life. does it help sell books? wild? >> i think it's descriptive. >> reporter: she's a married mother of three by day. best-selling author of erotic
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romance by night. >> i do blush a little bit sometimes when i'm writing. oh, my gosh, this is a little crazy. you want me to skip to 143? >> oh dear. >> you took my mouth as he [ bleep ] licking the [ bleep ] reducing me to [ bleep ] i'm embarrassed reading that. are you? serious? >> it's good. i haven't read "hardwired" in a while. >> who would you bounce some of these lines with? >> which ones? >> you know what i'm talking about. >> oh those lines? well jonathan my husband is my first reader. and he's always been extremely supportive. >> reporter: before wild was writing adult fiction, she was a fan of the genre. i got on the "twilight"
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bandwagon. i read "fifty shades." >> reporter: set, wild was working as the ceo of a small software nk women want to read about strong female characters that was the story i wanted to read. it's what i felt was lacking in a lot what i was reading. >> reporter: wild used her tech savvy to self-publish online while her husband jonathan helped her to promote the book through social media. >> i was familiar with what you had to do to get traditionally published. i wasn't willing to wait for somebody to tell me they were good enough to publish. i'm a bit of a self-starter anyway. it never occurred to me to take that path. her path paid off. after she released "hard limits" the fourth back in the popular hacker series meredith wild was number one in "the new york times" best-seller list for ebooks.
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what did that mean for you? >> it meant a lot. certainly, not the first person to be thrilled to hit that milestone. but having hit it without the assistance of a traditional publisher really meant a lot to me. >> reporter: do people recognize you? >> no. >> reporter: that hasn't happened? >> i've never been recognized. >> reporter: success allowed wild to reconsider her publishing arrangement. and in march, she accepted a $7 million deal from grand central publishing which will release "hard love" the sixth and final installment of the hacker series this fall. >> what does that do for you and your family? >> it gives us freedom that we haven't had before. and i have a lot more that i haven't gotten to. >> reporter: same genre. >> yeah. i enjoy it. >> reporter: where else could you possibly go? >> maybe a different pen name. >> reporter: and of course a
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good pen name does help when it comes to attending those pta meetings. it's also one of the reasons we agreed not to veal meredithare reveal meredith wild's real name. >> are you read some of them? >> "hard line" working my way to "hardpressed and "hard love." >> this is one of the duties. >> yeah i do sort of delve into my stories. >> can you give a special reading for charlie later? >> would you like a second reading? >> what about movies? >> movies -- you know what a studio came after her. she turned it down. she thinks this is more for episodic television. she wants this for tv. >> gayle has been on the road all night coming back from washington, d.c. she's got just 15 minutes to
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make it. we'll see. and tomorrow a special roller coaster ride. >> i'm carter evans at six flags, california i'm about to take the new 150-drop of the new twisted twisted twisted colossus. this man says it's the ride of the summer. who is he? and what does cbs care what he
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♪ oh! >> you made it. >> this is me with no sleep. 24 hours. i still have on the same makeup from yesterday. same clothes, it's crazy. >> you'll do anything to miss a day of work wouldn't you? >> no i was supposed to go, to a big exclusive girls party yesterday. i was on a 10:00 flight.
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it was delayed, delayed, delayed. at 1:00, they cancelled after on the runway for three hours. i jump into a car get on the new jersey turnpike. there's an accident i'm sitting there for an hour and 15 minutes. then we get closer to the city. i say to the drive take the gw bridge and he misses the turn and we're heading to hackensack. i'm like sam, where are you going? i'm thinking he's thinking i'm not the right person. >> oh. >> i saw the george clooney piece at the end of it they're holding
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good morning, i'm erika von tiehl. it is primary day in pennsylvania. polls are open until 8:00 tonight. now, weaver some early voters
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here casting their ballots in west philadelphia this morning. there are community races all across the state and the primaries for mayor of philadelphia, as well. so, don't let the rain and dreary necessary deter you. get out and vote. >> let's check in with katie. just kind of mixed forecast for the day depends on what time, with what you are getting, right? >> absolutely, yes. the story. so starting off at least initially, erika with low-lying cloud cover fog steamy in the atmosphere. by midday we'll see the clouds and any hint every wet weather basically retreat. so for the time being, then this afternoon there is evening, our cold front needs to cross so that's where we start to see scattered showers, thunderstorms rumbling through. and depending on how much instability is created in the atmosphere with that heating of the day and sunshine, some of the storms could turn gusty or locally strong or severe. so keep close watch on that. it is at least minor risk. looking forward in the forecast later tonight we clear out completely. long after the polls have closed though. we head forward in this forecast though with pretty pleasant weather for most of the seven day. justin, over to you. >> good mornings everyone,
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still have some fog out there drop in the visibility, at least not battling the strong sun glare this morning. but still, stack up pretty good. ninety-five, northbound, as where you see the volume near allegheny avenue. we take you back to the city again. see the vehicle trapped underneath the flatbed hereof this tractor-trailer. this is north second street at callowhill street. you see police here, getting direct being traffic so getting by here, you may want to avoid the area if you k if you are driving or planning to drive south on 95, and get off at callowhill, you can do so may be rerouted once you get off. speeds, 11 miles per hour, also slow on the schuylkill, around city avenue, speeds at around 10 miles per hour. >> that's "eyewitness news" for now, talk philly coming up at noon on cbs-3. i'm erika von tiehl. hope you have a great morning.
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