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captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, february 1st, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." fbi pushback. the agency publicly clashes with the white house over the potential release of a classified republican memo on russia. and on the way to their annual retreat, republican lawmakers jump into action after the amtrak train they were riding in hit a garbage truck in rural virginia. and police put the squeeze on orange thieves after a traffic stop turns into a fruit bust.
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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. this morning the white house and the fbi are engaged in an unusually public and escalating clash over the release of a classified memo. the republican written memo is critical of the fbi's handling of the russia investigation. late last night the top democrat on the house intelligence committee charged the vote to release the memo was invalid because the don't had been secretly altered after the vote by the republicans who wrote it. jeff pegues explains. >> reporter: in a rare statement the fbi pushed back hard against the memo being released. we have grave concerns about material ee omissions of fact, the statement reads, that fundamentally impact the memo's accuracy. it was a stinging challenge to president trump by christopher
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wray, his hand-picked fbi director. they met chief of staff john kelly at the white house to argue against the release of the memo. the four-page document authorized by devin nunes alleges abuses by the fbi and doj when seeking the surveillance warrant of a trump campaign official. nunez says it's clear that top officials used it to fuel a counterintelligence investigation. democrats accuse nunez and the white house of distorting the facts in the review in order to discredit special counsel robert mueller's investigation. adam schist is the ranking democrat on the house intelligence committee. >> what you do think the goal of it is here? >> to provide a misleading statement to the country, that casts doubt on the investigation and the fbi. >> as he was leaving the state
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of the union speech, the president said he was committed toic maing the memo public. white house and national security officials are reviewing whether to block the memo's release, but john kelly said he expects it to be released pretty quick. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. the national transportation safety board is investigating a collision between a garbage truck and a train carrying members of congress. it is unclear why the truck was on the tracks in rural virginia yesterday morning. the truck driver, one of three people on the truck was killed. no laurmt was seriously injured though. the lawmakers were headed to an annual party conference and are scheduled to hear from the president today. hena doba is onolhena. >> good morning, anne-marie. president trump is headed toay after about 100 lawmakers were on that train involved in the
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deadly collision. today they're trying to usual. republicans will begin planning out their strategy for the after a moment of silence, the republican policy retreat in west virginia wept on as cheduled last night. it's the same retreat many gop members of congress were traveling to yesterday when their train struck a garbage truck in virginia killing a man inside the vehicle. he's been identified as 28-year-old christopher foley. >> all of a sudden we heard a loud crash. senator bill cassidy, a doctor, was one of them. he said for him the decision to proceed for the conference was, if anything, solidified after spending the afternoon helping to save lives. >> if we're speaking about defense and foreign affairs, it might be saving our marines,
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gis, sailors' lives. much like the president did here in the state of the union. he also acknowledged to potentially tough task ahead. >> i'm convinced that the wisdom of holding the upcoming is going to be a challenge. >> he urged all in attendance to use stockmarket growth and selling points when selling gop hopefuls. and investigators say they're now planning to locate and analyze the event recorders on both the train and the truck. and, anne-marie, again, they're trying to figure out why the tra truck was on those tracks in the first place. >> thanks a lot, hena. the trump administration has extended a humanitarian program allowing over 78,000 syrians to
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remain in this country for another 18 months. the program was set to end in march. homeland secretary keir tierste nelson said it's set. a number of people who say they were allegedly sexually assaulted by larry nassar has topped 265. nassar, who worked at michigan state and was a former doctor for the national gymnastics team is facing a third and final round of sentencing. he could get another long prison term on top of the two he has already received. former michigan governor john engler was named the interim president at michigan state. more than 100 abuse victims are suing the school. >> to those survivors of larry nassar, i've been amazed by your
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strength and your courage, and i pledge i will not let your efforts be in vain. >> engler said he will move swiftly to implement change at the university. the mayor of nashville apologized for having an extramarital affair with her security. she said she was embarrassed and made a serious mistake. >> i'm so sorry for all the pain that i have caused my family and his family, and i know that god will forgive me, but the national doesn't have to. >> barry said her affair with robert forest started several months after she took office but it was now over. she said she is not stepping down. forrest retired yesterday after serving over 2 3 1 years on the
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job. the unusual flu season is causing a nationwide shortage of a very popular flu drug. chris martinez has our report. >> reporter: tamiflu can shorten the flu by a day or two when taken within the first 48 hours of symptoms. >> they're less likely to suffer additional issues. it's tip inially for those at high risk including children under 2, adults over age 65, pregnant women and those with chronic health conditions like asthma, diediabetes, and hart disease. this cvs in los angeles temporarily ran oust the drug and many others are facing shortages. >> reporter: pediatric infe infectious disease doctor amy
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edwards says neuropsychiatric side effects are usually rare. >> hallucinations, self-behavior, that sort of authentic, it's not clear whether it's tamiflu or the influenza itself. it can cause encephalitis, which is inflammation of the brain. >> reporter: schirn may have increased risk of confusion or abnormal behavior. >> they didn't tell you. they need to let the parents know, hey, watch your kids, don't just leave them alone. >> reporter: the makers of tamiflu say they can't comment on this case. the company says they take all reports seriously and thoroughly investigates. chris martinez, cbs news. >> coming up on the "morning news," marijuana convictions go up in smoke. how they're helping thousands of people start with a clean slate. and late to the party. a british lord makes a shocking
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nation's crumbling infrastructure, but much of the money would come from private companies. but laws in several states pres kris van cleave has more. >> reporter: interstate 440 is the road nashville complain about the most. >> it's like driving on a dirt road. >> it can rattle your teeth. >> what make 4/40bad? >> everything it's a pothole-laden seven mile sdecad. the state plans tope million. it's part of a $10 billion infrastructure project statewide. nationally u.s. infrastructure earns a d-plus according to the american society of engineers. at least $2 trillion is needed over the next decade to keep pace. >> also to repair our crumbling
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infrastructure. >> reporter: president trump is called for a $1.5 trillion plan while calling from states for more. it requires projects to make money like toll roads which are typically in urban areas. >> to think we can do this with just $2 billion over the ten years by the federal government. >> reporter: in tennessee toll roads are illegal. also the state doesn't borrow money for infrastructure. state transportation commissioner john sh rower. >> since they're look at public/private partnerships and leveraging federal dollar, won't be a player in that. >> reporter: tennessee is one of six states that has raised its gas tax in the last if you'res to pay for projects like the work on 4 ho. president trump's plan isn't co the next couple of weeks and its
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details could c already facing strong opposition from democrats. kris van cleave, c nashville. on "cbs this morning," the popular dating app t of discrim against its older users. plus a group of women is looking to do more than watch the super bowl. they'll speak with jan crawford on how they're looking to get hired in a mostly male sector of the nfl. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. i'm anne-marie green. thanks for watching. have a great day.
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breaking overnight fire claims lives of the two people we're live on the scene with what fire officials are saying about the investigation. also this morning the eagles hit their first work out since arriving in minnesota and they celebrated a milestone off the practice field. securing the super bowl we will hear about the plans in place to keep game safe for players and fans. it is thursday february 1st good morning i'm jim donovan. i'm rahel solomon. lets check the forecast with katie. we are in for a little, bit of warmer temperatures. >> temperatures will rebound 10 plus degrees. so we are not looking that harsh outside but still winter obviously still cold but not as harsh as yesterday and we could even break out of the low to mid 30's across the

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