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that's the "overnight news" for this wednesday. from the cbs broadcaststst captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, january 18th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, former president george h.w. bush is hospitalized while chelsea manning gets a shortened sentence overnight, edward snowden got an extended stay in russia. why one from the intel will be freed and the other is still on the run. i'm very proud of everybody, the cabinet members. we have put together a team, the likes of which has never been assembled before. >> president-elect trump kicks
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off preinauguration in washington. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, former president george herbert walker bush has been admitted to a houston. that's according to khou. the reason he was hospitalized is not disclosed. at 92 years old, he is the oldest living president and suffers from a form of parkinson's disease. in 2015 he was hospitalized after breaking a bone in his neck during a fall and he was hospitalized in 2014 and 2012 with respiratory problems. the 41st president was spotted as recently as january 7th at a texans/rangers game in houston. he met with the owner before kickoff. his former chief of staff says he's doing fine and expected to
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go home in a couple of days. >> on "cbs this morning" later this morning we'll bring you the latest on his condition. overnight russia would allow edward snowden to extend his stay for a couple of years. snowden, a former intelligence contractor has been living in russia as a fugitive since 2013 after releasing top secret files f last night snowden tweeted his thanks to president obama for commuting that of another, chelsea manning. she was one of 209 inmates whose sentences were commuted by the president on tuesday, but it's the last act of clemency for manning which has critics up in arms. weijia jiang has detailed. >> reporter: president obama commuted the sentence of private chelsea manning, a transgender former army analyst convicted 2013 of leaking intelligence
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documents to the website wikileaks. br manning who went by the name of bradley went to prison for espionage. defense secretary ash carter did not support the president's decision. senator john mccain said it's a grave mistake. in her application for commutation manning expressed remorse for her crimes writing i have never made any excuses for what i did. she has been compared to form irnsa contractor edward snowden who leaked classified information on u.s. spy programs but the white house said there's a difference between the two. >> chelsea manning is somebody who went through the military criminal justice process plc. mr. snowden has pled to the arms. >> she tried twice to commit suicide.
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manning is now set to be released on may 17th. weijia jiang, cbs news, washington. ahead on "cbs this morning," we'll ask political strategist dan senor about the president's decision to commute chelsea manning's sentence. well, nearly a million people are expected to attend donald trump's inauguration the day after tomorrow, but a growing list of lawmakers have decided to skip the festivities while two more of trump's cabinet picks face tough questions. hena daniels is here in new york. good morning, hena. >> good morning, anne-marie. they will return to washington, d.c. for more events leading up to his inauguration. he held his first event in the nation's capitol tuesday night after hours that his cabinet members faced. president-elect trump took to the stage at a pre-inauguration dinner last night thanking
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former dignitaries and praising his cabinet nominees. >> we have put together a team, i think the likes of which has never been assembled before. >> mr. trump's pick for secretary billionaire betty de-voss was grilled on the millions of dollars she's donated to the republican party as well as her potential comments on twomen. >> he was questioned about his behavior. if this behavior happened in a school, would you consider it a sexual assault? >> yes. >> interior secretary nominee ryan zinke was asked about climate change which the president-elect once considered hoax. >> climate is changing under man's influence. i think the debate is what's the influence, what can we do it. >> all eyes will be on congressman george price, mr.
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trump's choice to lead the department of health & human services. in an interview with fox news the president-elect is downplaying plans by some democrats to boycott his inauguration friday. >> what happens to their tickets? i hope they're going to give us their tickets. >> nearly 60 democratic laums say they'll skip the event. senate nomination hearings are also scheduled for wilbur ross and u.n. ambassador nominee south carolina governor nikki haylee. anne-marie. >> hena daniels here in new york. thank you, hena. last night the suspect of a shooting death was captured. he was carrying two handguns when he was arrested in an abandoned house. he was suspected of shooting to
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death debra clayton and is wanted in the death of his girlfriend. noor salman was arrested. and police in atlanta arrested the own over two pit bulls that killed a child and injured another. the dogs attacked the children while they were walking to a bus stop yesterday morning. neighbors say they heard the children screaming and ran outside. >> i just saw another child and the dog playing tug-of-war with the baby and the dog actually won the fight. he ripped the baby out of the child's hand. >> police surrounded one of the dogs and starting shooting. the dog ran away but was captured later. the injured child was hospitalized but in stable
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condition. nigerian military officials say the jet was on a mission against boko haram extremists yesterday in northeastern nigeria. the casualties include refugees and aid workers. another 200 were wounded according on to a government official. well, this morning a powerful storm system is pounding the west coast with heavy rain and dangerous winds. significant downpours and flooding are expected in washington and oregon. and in higher elevations, heavy snow is in the forecast. the oregon coast is getting slammed with strong winds and drenching rain. wind gusts reached 70 miles per hour in some areas. residents of spokane washington have faced snow and cold. but today warmer weather and rain is expected. coming up on the "morning news" now, a cold case abduction solved. investigators track down a woman and the two daughters she's accused of taking decades ago. and -- the inauguration is our moment in american history, and
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with humira, control is possible. i want you to be with me on inauguration day, january 20th, at the mall. it's going to be so exciting. most importantly, we're going to make america great again. >> thinking about doing something on the 20th? well, it looks like tickets are still available for the inauguration. the president-elect is advertising the free tickets on facebook to boost the crowd. scalpers who bought tickets to special events tell "daily news" they're having trouble unloading them. and cbs newss will have all day coverage of president-elect trump's inauguration this friday beginning with "cbs this morning." a tip helped solve a decades-old child abduction case. and a huge payment to fight climate change before trump's
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inauguration. the "washington post" reports that the state department sent $500 million to the united nations green climate fund. the payment came three days before the inauguration of donald trump who's called climate change a hoax. a department spokesman said it was part of a long planned investment president obama had pledged. the "chicago tribune" said 18 million people would lose medical coverage within a year if obamacare was repealed. it was based on previous republican plans to overturn the affordable care act and presumes there would be no replacement. the "san francisco chronicle" reports that former homeland security secretary janet napolitano is fighting cancer. she's hospitalized for side effects from her treatment but is expected to be discharged this week. she became president of the university of california system in 2013. the "houston chronicle" reports the arrest of a woman accused of kidnapping her two
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new pictures reveal that one of the last unexplored places on earth is teeming with life. the robotic inls capture the ocean. some of the snails and worms they spotted may be undiscovered species. on the "cbs moneywatch" a retail firm goes on a hiring spree. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. stocks finished lower on wall street led by losses in the financial sector. the dow fell 59 points, its third straight loss. the nasdaq fell six.
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the world's largest retailer walmart is adding about 10,000 jobs in the u.s. walmart is opening 59 new or expanded stores. now, the expansion includes some new services like online grocery pickups. walmart has 1.5 million employees in the u.s. but the home improvement retail retail retailer lowe's is lag off people. that it will enhance efficiency and productivity and providing severance and outplacement services to displaced workers. deutsche bank finalized the $7.2 billion settle manin't with the government over is sale of mortgage-backed securities prior to the 2008 financial crisis. the german bank allegedly mislead investors about the risk of the securities. this is the highest federal penalty paid so far in the sale of the shoddy mortgage securities. and jcpenney says it is opening nike shops in more than
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600 of its stores. the nike stores will be placed in the men's department, clothing for playing or working out. nike shoes will be located next to the stores. anne-marie. >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much, jill. still ahead, he's announced every inauguration since president eisenhower. >> the president's announcer? i'm a nobody. >> the announcer who went from nobody to a washington institution. we'll look at his new role that's got him so excited. video. every day is a gift. especially for people with heart failure. but today there's entresto... a breakthrough medicine that can help make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, i want to see teddy bait his first hook. in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto was proven to help more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ alexander my name is alexander hamilton ♪
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well, the value of your stuff skyrockets, it seems, if you're the subject of a hit broadway musical. sotheby's is expecting top prices for alexander hamilton's papers. a lock of his hair could fetch $25,000. the actor who plays hamilton got a look at the trove. it isn't virtually a stack of holy bibles but two will be used friday when donald trump takes the presidential oath. one of them belonged to abraham lincoln while the other was given to trump in childhood by his mother. and a voice that has been heard in the inauguration for six decades l s will be missin friday. >> reporter: it was right before the inauguration of president
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eisenhower that charles brotman got a call. >> yes, mr. brotman kwlourks be the president's announcer. gulp. the president's announcer? i'm a nobody. >> reporter: announcing inaugural parades has turned into something. >> you've been doing this for 60 years. >> 6-0, not to be confused. >> reporter: 16 parades 1rks 1 programs. he has the programs to prove it. >> jimmy carter, bill clinton. >> reporter: but this year he was told his services will not be needed. >> i'm really disappointed. >> are you a big admirer of charlie? >> huge. >> steve ray will be the new announcer. >> some say he's earned the right for himself to stop doing this.
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>> i would say he does have the right, but in this case the ia a partisan nonpresidential committee also has the right to choose how they put on the event. >> reporter: the critics note ray was a trump campaign volunteer, even so brotman doesn't blame him. >> not a bit. if i were him, i would be ecstatic too. >> in fact, brotman says, the story has a happy ending. he'll be covering friday's parade for a local tv station, reaching a much larger audience and getting paid to do it. >> but you're okay. >> i'm better than okay. i'm a shade above spectacular now. >> reporter: at age 89 -- >> the world has opened its arms to embrace me. >> reporter: brotman predicts his new broadcasting career is just getting started. chip reid, cbs news, washington. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," outgoing white house
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. former president herbert walker bush has been admitted to a houston hospital. mr. bush's chief of staff tells our houston affiliate khou that the 92-year-old former president is in stable condition and is doing fine. the reason for his hospitalization was not disclosed. mr. bush suffers from a form of parkinson's disease. he's expected to be released in a couple of days. and president obama commuted the sentence of chelsea manning. manning is the army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking classified information. prosecutors say the sensitive diplomatic cables published on wikileaks put americans' lives at risk. in 2013 she was sentenced to five years in prison.
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she'll now be released in may. secretary of defense ash carter is reportedly against the move. speaker of the house paul ryan calls manning's commutation just outrageous. and president-elect trump vows to build a wall along the border. it was one of his campaign promises. while trump insists he'll build that wall many experts say it's unrealistic and could prove insufficient end. take a look. >> reporter: it doesn't always stop people from trying to get through. >> day or night, doesn't matter. >> reporter: border patrol agent james nealsen showed us areas where people attempted to cross ore or even cut their way through. this is not something they try once. do it over and over again. >> over and over again. >> reporter: that's the reality of border barriers according to experts who question
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president-elect trump's plan. some experts estimate the wall along the u.s./mexico border could cost $2 billion but trump says it could cost half that amount. this professor believes the wall will do little on its own to help with security. >> what you need to do to ensure security is more border patrol agents. >> reporter: even mr. trump's cabinet pick for homeland security agrees. >> physical barrier itself will not do the job. hates to be layered defense. >> reporter: manmade barriers can slow down illegal crossers. >> so we have that time to make the apprehension. >> reporter: but they stress more manpower is what's really needed to secure the border. chris martinez, cbs news, san diego. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we'll get an inside look at how
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presidents fly as donald trump gets ready to trade in his own plane for "air force one." plus a rock band accused of having a racist name goes to the supreme court. and the race to save part of the gulf coast. >> reporter: the coast of louisiana is losing on average a football field worth of land every hour. i'm jeff glor. we'll have more on how the past, present, and future is being shaped before our eyes. that story is coming up on "cbs this morning." that's the "cbs morning news." thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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well, it is a wet morning some rain is moving through our area right now but you may not see it the by the time you head to work. we will tell you when it is expected to clear out. and developing right now former president george hw bush is hospitalized overnight , the tea tails we know so far about his condition. are you ready to squirm? philly tops a unflattering list reason a pest experts say we have more rats then any other big city and two things to protect yourself. that starts your day off with a bang. it is wednesday, january 18th i'm jim done ran. aim rahel solomon.

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