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have a great day. captioning funded by cbs good morning, it's tuesday, february 27th, 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning." florida lawmakers are moving forward with new gun-control legislation in the wake of the stoneman douglas school shooting. and president trump says he would have run in unarmed to confront the shooter. new video sheds light on the lives of two american soldiers who were killed in last year's ambush in niger. candid footage shows the green berets bonding with local troops. a woman goes public with allegations of sexual harassment and assault by ryan seacrest. he denies any wrongdoing, and an investigation found insufficient evidence. why she calls that a whitewash. plus, are tech companies
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eavesdropping on you through your smartphone? a cbs investigation into why you keep getting ads for products you talk about. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> the way they performed was, frankly, disgusting. you don't know until you're tested, but i really believe i'd run in even if i didn't have a weapon. >> the president goes after florida deputies while talking gun control. >> is he trained in firing a weapon? >> he would be a leader and would want to take a courageous action. >> the deputy branded a coward for not rushing in to stoneman douglas said he did not enter the building because he believed the gunshots were coming from outside. the ohio river is at flood stage with more rain on the way. >> been through it before. we'll get through it again. ordered a pause in the syrian government assault on eastern ghouta. employee of the cdc in
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atlanta has disappeared without a trace. he hasn't been seen in two weeks. >> the desperate family is pleading for help. >> we trust in god that our son will be returned. in north carolina the hunt for a killer in a shocking murder that played out on facebook live. police have identified a suspect. all that -- >> a scare in the air over salt lake city. >> the southwest plane catching fire in midair. >> and all that matters -- >> congratulations, marisa, you're the winner of "celebrity big brother." >> so created. i couldn't have gotten this far without ross. i love you so much. >> ross, did the right person win? >> the right two were in the finale. >> on "cbs this morning." >> in a fashion show, dolce & gabbana sent handbags down the runway on drones instead of models. yeah. but first each drone was forced to lose ten pounds. [ applause ] >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota, let's go
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places. ♪ welcome to "cbs this morning." florida lawmakers are taking the first steps toward raising the age limit to buy the kind of rifle used to kill 17 people at marjorie stoneman douglas high school. president trump did not mention that proposal yesterday when he met with a group of governors including florida's rick scott. >> the president has encouraged the idea, putting him on a collision course with the national rifle association. but he told the governors that sometimes elected officials have to fight the nra. >> the president has also talked with republican congressional leaders who are less interested in a gun-control fight. major garrett is at the white house where mr. trump also added to criticism of the police response to the florida shooting. good morning, major. >> reporter: good morning. president trump wants to move on at least some gun restrictions, but the republican-led congress,
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fearful of antagonizing its political base, isn't budging. in part because it sees the president's low approval ratings and wonder if he can provide practical political cover. in a conversation yesterday with about 40 governors, the president's idea of arming school personnel with concealed weapons met pockets of resistance. >> they weren't exactly medal of honor winners. >> reporter: president trump lashed out at broward county sheriff's deputies who have been accused of responding too slowly at the school during the shooting. >> the way they performed was, frankly, disgusting. >> reporter: mr. trump said he would have gone in. >> i really believe i'd run into -- even if i didn't have a weapon. >> reporter: the president told a gathering of governors that nra executives assured him during a lunch over the weekend that they "want to do something." >> don't worry about the nra. they're on our side. >> reporter: senate minority leader minority leader chuck schumer said the nra cannot be trusted. >> my republican friends face a choice -- do something real on
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guns or please the nra. doing both is impossible. >> reporter: the president is pushing a controversial nra-supported proposal arming school personnel to deter or repel potential killers. >> they have to know, they walk in, they're going to probably end up dead. >> reporter: washington governor jay inslee, a democrat, said teachers and members of law enforcement from his state oppose the idea. >> educators should educate, and they should not be foisted upon this responsibility of packing heat in first-grade classes. we need a little less tweeting here. a little more listening. and let's just take that off the table and move forward. >> reporter: in a rare public speech, first lady melania trump praised the students who have taken to the streets to call for gun restrictions. many of which the president has opposed. >> they're our future, and they deserve a voice. >> reporter: republican leaders in congress foresee no gun action this week. and the only bill at least right now that appears to have a chance is an nra-backed initiative that would have incentivize use of the existing
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background check system. that bill called fix nics would not expand background checks to internet or gun show sales. norah? >> important point there. thank you very much. a state senate committee has passed florida's first gun-control bill in decades. it calls for all gun buyers to be 21 years old and go through a three-day waiting period. an amendment to ban assault-style weapons failed to pass. hundreds of protesters rallied outside of the state capitol during yesterday's debate. lawmakers have until next friday to take a final vote. the sheriff's deputy criticized by the president says waiting outside the school was the right move. scot peterson made his first public statement yesterday nearly a week after he was suspended and then resigned over his response to the shooting. manuel bojorquez is outside stoneman high in parkland, florida, with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. scot peterson's attorney says allegations his client is a
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coward and failed to meet the standards of police officers are "patently untrue." he said peterson's heart goes out to the families of the 17 victims, and he wishes he could have prevented their deaths. broward county sheriff's deputy scot peterson is pushing back against some of his biggest critics, including president trump. >> we saw peterson standing outside of that school. he wanted no part of it. >> reporter: and broward county sheriff school israel. >> i was disgusted, demoralized with the performance of former deputy peterson. >> reporter: in a statement defending his actions, peterson's attorney says his client initially received a call of firecrackers and not gunfire and ran to the three-story building where the shooting occurred. that's where peterson heard gunshots but believed they were coming from outside. consistent with his training, mr. peterson took up a tactical position at a corridor or corner between two nearby buildings. radio transmissions about a possible victim by the football field serve to confirm mr.
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peterson's belief that the shooter or shooters were outside. >> when there's over 100 rounds being fired from inside of one building, you know where they're coming from. >> reporter: jeff bell is critical of peterson's claims and points to the 1999 columbine massacre that changed how law enforcement respond to active shooters. >> with columbine, it was a long time before the s.w.a.t. teams got there. and we lost innocent lives because of that delay. we are now trained that we can't wait for s.w.a.t. anymore, so the first arriving units on scene, you've got to make the decision to go in. >> reporter: peterson's attorney said peterson is the one who initiated a code-red lockdown at the school and told administrators to review camera footage to identify the shooter. the sheriff's office declined to comment on peterson's claim saying his conduct are part of an ongoing internal investigation. john? >> thanks. a fascinating investigation. also, more context to how
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difficult it is in these moments, not just fear or not fear, but there are different procedures you can follow. >> decisions to be made. one stoneman douglas student survived to tell her story, thanks to a first responder's split-second decision. when police found 17-year-old maddy wilford inside a classroom, they thought she was dead. she was bleeding heavily from bullet wounds to the chest, abdomen, and arm. a rescue crew was told to take her to a hospital 30 miles away until fire lieutenant lazaro ojeda heard maddy's voice. >> she told me she was 17. at that point, i looked -- i go, will, we're going to north broward. it's only ten miles away. >> i'd like to say that i'm so grateful to be here, and it wouldn't be possible without the
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officers and first responders and these amazing doctors. >> the hospital where maddy had three operations practiced an active shooter drill last year. she's expected to make a full recovery. in our next hour, another survivor of gun violence, house republican whip steve scalise, talks with us about his meeting with students from stoneman douglas high. people from louisiana to indiana are dealing with major flooding this morning. heavy rain and melting snow caused rivers to rise to record highs, flooding homes and businesses. more rain is expected to start tonight. flood watches and warnings are in effect all the way from texas to the great lakes. david begnaud is in downtown louisville where the flooding is the worst the city has seen in two decades. david, good morning. >> reporter: hey, norah, good morning. amid a lovely sunrise here in louisville, kentucky, the water's receding here along the ohio river. that's the banner headline everybody here is more than happy to hear. february ended up being the wettest month ever.
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they got about ten inches of rain in just five days. here's what it did -- so the water started to fall. that's the ohio river right there. the river rose, and as it did, the river swelled. the river moved into the city downtown. you've got parking garages where vehicles are under water. look how close the water is to the street signs. it's only about four to five feet under the traffic lights through downtown louisville. now the ohio river has caused problems, as well, in aurora, indiana, where the water was so high monday it reached the bottom of the football field goals and even the scoreboards. more than 70 rivers across the u.s. are experiencing moderate to major flooding now. looking ahead, rain is expected in arkansas and mississippi tonight. even tomorrow. that could cause flash flooding. in louisville, they got about 40 billion gallons of rain that fell. 40 billion gallons of water that fell on the city of louisville
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over the last five days. that's about the same amount of water that the city produces in ten years. >> got it, david. your pictures really tell the story. thank you very much. for the first time we are seeing images of two of the four u.s. soldiers killed by islamic militants in the african nation of niger last october. newly released video from "national geographic's" chain of command shows sergeant la david johnson and staff sergeant dustin wright with their unit which also lost two other soldiers in the battle. david martin is at the pentagon with this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the military's investigation into the ambush has now been delivered to the secretary of defense for final review and is expected to be released to the public sometime in march. >> anybody can shoot a gun, you know. demo's something else -- a lot more fun. >> reporter: staff sergeant dustin wright demonstrates how his team detonates weapons.
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sergeant la david johnson, full of life, does back flips, sings and jokes with a nigerian soldier his team was training. johnson's full-time job was as a mechanic, but he did double duty as a barber. >> is there something you haven't been able to fix or do that you've been asked to do on this trip? >> not yet. not yet. >> reporter: just three weeks later on october 4th, johnson, wright, and two other soldiers were ambushed and killed by terrorists. johnson's body was not recovered for two days which speaks volumes to retired brigadier general donald bolduc, former commander of special operations in africa. >> there was most likely an element of surprise that the patrol was overwhelmed very quickly. >> defending your country -- >> yes. >> reporter: special forces were in niger to train the local troops who, according to their commander, were chasing roaming vans of terrorists. nigerians and their american advisers headed out on what was
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supposed to be a simple reconnaissance patrol. halfway through the patrol, the special forces were given another mission -- check out a campsite where a wanted terrorist had been spotted a few days earlier. >> going and checking out an area that a high-value target has just been in would be a high-risk mission. >> reporter: at a memorial service, one of their commanders said that as the team was running out of ammunition and about to be overrun, they sent out a distress call once used during the vietnam war -- broken arrow. norah? >> all right, david. thank you so much. new fighting in syria threatens a russian-backed pause near the capital. the eastern ghouta district outside damascus has faced a deadly bombing campaign by the syrian government. russia, syria's most powerful ally, ordered the daily five-hour pause in the fighting.
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more than 500 people have died in eastern ghouta since last week. seth doane is in damascus, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. rebels have been lobbing mortars on the humanitarian quarters. and it was reports that may have thwarted the rescue of civilians. a syrian state tv reporter was on live near one of the corridors when there was an explosion. footage shows the road meant to be carrying evacuated civilians from ghouta has been quiet this morning. the plan had been to allow them to escape this. the barrage of air strikes, bombs, and shelling that have pounded this part of the capital for more than a week. it was a bit quieter overnight ahead of the planned russian-backed five-hour pause. reports from this hell on earth are dire. the white helmets posted this video of at least two small children being carried from the rubble of their home.
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they ask, "where is mom?" the u.n. estimates as many as three quarters of private homes have been damaged, so civilians have sought refuge in cramped, underground shelters. a syrian doctor describes a catastrophic situation at her field hospital with exhausted, hungry medical staff operating with depleted stocks and seeing the unimaginable -- dead bodies and terrible wounds -- while hearing bombs dropping nearby. those here in government-held areas of damascus are also tired and weary of this war. we were with one 15-year-old boy last night as he checked facebook to see if school would be open today. it wouldn't have been closed for weather reasons but for war. >> thank you very much, seth do doane from damascus. a $10,000 reward is being offered for information on the mysterious disappearance of a
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government scientist. timothy cunningham is an epidemiologist at the centers for disease control and prevention in atlanta, georgia. he disappeared more than two weeks ago after he left work early saying he felt sick. omar villafranca is near his home in atlanta with more on the mystery. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. timothy cunningham is a disease detective with the cdc, deploying to public health hot spots to investigate viruses like zika or ebola. no one has heard from him or seen him since february 12th. now this community is rallying to make sure the man himself is not in danger. investigators returned to the woods around timothy cunningham's house monday searching for more clues. >> i'm not so sure what else we can do with that area. >> reporter: his family found his wallet, his car, even his beloved dog left behind in his atlanta home. >> timothy has been unaccounted for since the 12th. >> reporter: cunningham's father, terrell, drove from
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maryland to georgia after not hearing from his son for two days. his parents and other family members have been putting up missing posters throughout cunningham's neighborhood and are trying to get word out about his disappearance through social media. >> he has a history of bfg so responsible and depend -- of being so responsible and dependable, that is what puts us all at such disbelief. >> reporter: cunningham graduated from moorehouse college and earned advanced degrees from harvard. the 35-year-old cdc scientist reportedly lived alone. his next-door neighbor says cunningham said something odd to her husband the day he disappeared. >> he told my husband to tell his wife, me, to erase his cell phone number from my cell phone. >> reporter: police do not suspect foul play, but they also say they're exploring all possibilities. cunningham's family is pleading for the public's help. >> if anyone sees anything that
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relates to or think you have seen timothy, please call the number. >> reporter: the cdc released a statement. i want to read it to you. "dr. cunningham's colleagues and at the cdc hope that he is safe. we want him to return to his loved ones and his work protecting people's health." norah? >> thank you. that is quite a mystery. i hope they find him. >> i do, too. such a cryptic message. seems to indicate he knew he was leaving. whether it was on his own or not the question. scary story for his family. could your cell phone help companies eavesdrop on you so they can cash in? ahead we'll look at the concerns over whether your conversations are being monitored even when you're not on a call. can you
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a former stylist is going public with sexual harassment allegations against ryan seacrest. >> ahead why she accuses the tv network of whitewashing years of misconduct. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news." good morning, i'm rahel solomon, philadelphia police are searching for the gunman who shot two men during a robbery and injured a woman with a stray bullet. police say the gunman targeted the men outside a convenience, no in critical condition. stray bullet traveled about a block before hitting a innocent woman inside her home , she in stable condition. >> we send it over to katie and a check on today's forecast, shaping up to be very nice day. >> you said it, gorgeous start to the morning, a hell. we've had such beautiful sunrise, still underway, as we take live look here, one of my favorite sunrise shots, nice one outside kutztown area middle school, beautiful farm lands, 27 degrees, colds, but virtually no winds, and not a cloud in the sky. this is really just one of the
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." a beautiful sunrise there. here are three things you should know this morning -- white house communications director hope hicks is expected to appear before the house intelligence committee this morning. the closed door interview is part of the ongoing investigation into russian interference in the presidential campaign of 2016. hicks was supposed to appear last month, hbut her interview was postponed over what she could discuss. georgia's governor is threatening to retaliate against delta airlines for ending its nra discount program. republican casey cagle tweeted this -- "i will kill any tax legislation that benefits delta unless the company changes its
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position." delta appears close to receiving a proposed $50 million tax break on jet fuel. the airline is one of a growing number of large companies to cut ties with the nra after the deadly florida school shooting. and sam's club is rolling out its new same-day delivery program today in an effort to take on amazon. the warehouse retailer is offering the service for people in st. louis, austin, and the dallas-ft. worth area. sam's club plans to expand the program to more cities later a former stylist for tv host and producer ryan seacrest is publicly detailing sexual harassment allegations against him for the first time. in an interview with "variety," suzie hardy described numerous incidents of harassment and assault allegedly perpetrated by ryan seacrest from 2007 to 2013. more with why he's going public now. good morning. >> good morning, the stylist's attorney notified the e television network of the alleged misconduct in november. it was seacrest himself who took
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the allegations public without naming hardy. he denied the claims. hardy says the results of an e investigation forced her to come forward now. ryan seacrest is one of america's most-recognizable tv personalities. it's his alleged actions off camera that are now putting him in the spotlight. in an interview with "variety," his former stylist suzie hardy says she suffered years of unwanted sexual aggression by seacrest saying he grinded against her while wearing only his underwear, groped her genital, and slapped her buttock. >> slapped her so hard that it left a welt that was visible hours later when she got home. >> reporter: tv reporter daniel holloway spoke to hardy. >> she photographed that welt, shared it with investigators. we've seen that photograph, "variety" as well. >> reporter: in 2013 hardy says human resources for e asked about her relationship with seacrest. she said she was fired after she told them what happened. this past november saying she
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was emboldened by the me too movement, hardy had her lawyer send a letter to e! detailing her allegations. the company hired outside counsel to conduct an internal investigation that found insufficient evidence to substantiate claims against seacrest. she said it left her with the feeling of total exasperation saying it was obvious the investigator was whitewashing it for secret's side. >> we know -- seacrest's side. >> we know the investigator did not reach out to four people who she said could help corroborate her story. >> reporter: e responded monday saying its investigation was extremely comprehensive and thorough. any claims that question the legitimacy of this investigation are completely baseless. seacrest's attorney says "it is upsetting to us that "variety" is electing to run a story about untrue allegations." he added that hardy threatened to make false claims unless she was paid $15 million, a charge hardy and her lawyer told
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"varie "variety" was untrue. >> we obviously wouldn't have published this story if we didn't feel that it was highly credible and compelling. >> reporter: hardy's lawyer did not respond to our request for comment. seacrest is still scheduled to appear on "live with kelly and ryan" this week, tape "american idol" this weekend, and host e's red carpet sunday. >> and the new "american idol" starting. there's more to come on this story. >> the e investigation was done by an outside law firm? >> that was done, we believe, by an outside law firm. they interviewed multiple people. this woman says she was interviewed at least three times but, again, felt the investigators were on the side of ryan seacrest. >> got it. thanks. ivanka trump is drawing criticism for her answer to a question about the more than a dozen women who accused the president of sexual misconduct. the president's daughter says she should not be asked about
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the issue even though she's also a senior white house adviser. >> i think it's a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he is affirmatively stated that there's no truth to it. i don't think that's a question you would ask many other daughters. >> ivanka trump says she has a right to believe her father's denials. it's interesting on these questions of propriety in the trump white house. president trump came to office saying let's not be politically correct when it's an important issue. and ivanka trump has said this is an important issue. she tweeted solidarity with oprah winfrey after her speech saying the time's up movement, it's important to rally together. so -- >> the first interview -- >> i remember that. >> i had the first interview with ivanka with "the new york times" detailed allegations. i asked specifically about some of the groping allegations. she said, "my father is not a groerp." >> i remember that.
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i remember that was -- that was a very awkward exchange because she clearly didn't want to answer it. i think nbc had the right to ask the question. she's playing the daughter card, but she's also -- she also has an official role in the white house which makes it a fair question to be asked. >> she said let's not let propriety get in the way of talking about this very important thing, the time's up movement and how you handle allegations. >> interesting. now to this story -- could your phone secretly be listening to everything you say even when you're not on a call? >> yes, it can. >> often we're seen as that they don't know how it got there. there's private information that they didn't mean to reveal or even think they revealed to anyone. >> up next, we're looking into gayle king's phone and more. tonight we -- we look at the information in an investigation coming up on "cbs this morning."
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some people can't shake the feeling that phones may be picking up their conversations even when they're not making a call. recent headlines highlight how some consumers believe they could be getting adjust by chatting about -- ads just by chatting about products in conversation. tony dokoupil with more. >> reporter: i was one of those consumers. if you're getting online ads for things you never search for on line, you may think a company is listening in -- and that is possible, experts say. but companies know so much about you already, they probably don't need to eavesdrop. you've had this feeling that your phone is listening to you? >> definitely. >> reporter: sam nguyen is sure she gets ads from facebook and google for things she mentioned out loud. >> i didn't check it out on line yet. it's popping up. kind of weird. >> reporter: weird enough to convince her the companies are eavesdropping through her phone's microphone. but are they? >> i think that's very, very
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unlikely. >> reporter: sandy parakilis is an audio manager and says the data would be too expensive to gather and analyze and would drive up phone bills. besides, he says, companies don't have to listen to know what's on your mind. >> they know a tremendous amount about you. that enables them to make guesses about what to advertise to you that can be uncannily accurate. >> reporter: that's because they already mine a cross section of personal data, including almost everything we post, share, and search for on line. >> the last few years it's gotten incredibly more invasive. i think that it continues in that direction unless we stop it. >> reporter: gabriel weinberg has been trying to do just that through his company duck, duck, go. he opened my google account to demonstrate how much information has been collected about me. it knows i came to duck, duck, go today. there's the directions. this is just yesterday.
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159 different items that they've tracked you across. ads, search, maps, youtube, books. >> reporter: google says it has access to 70% of credit and debit card transactions in the united states. along with facebook and others, it also monitors much of what we're doing across the web. using hidden tracking technologies, the companies can see many of the pages you and people connected to you are visiting, allowing them to better tailor their ads. according to the author of one study, google has trackers on 76% of websites, while facebook watches us on 23% of sites. would you say that the advertising model for the internet is based on a breach of privacy? >> i think it has passed that level for facebook and google. >> reporter: how so? >> in that people don't realize that they can be targeted to the degree that they are. >> reporter: but people like bill budding ton can watch the watchers. >> there's all this data it's sending out. >> reporter: we asked the security researcher from the
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electronic frontier foundation to help us with a test. maybe you'll find a deal out there for a cuisinart coffee maker. >> yeah. >> reporter: we discussed several household products while he monitored activity on a nearby cell phone watching for any secret audio transmissions. from what you're able to see today, bottom line, has that phone been listening to our conversation? >> we haven't seen any audio recordings being sent. >> reporter: and we never saw ads for the products we discussed either. yet even if companies are listening to people, as sam nguyen suspects, she tells us she's not overly concerned. were any of the ads helpful? >> a few actually. >> reporter: she sees an upside to advertisers knowing her so well. >> it is creepy for sure. it is very creepy, but i'm not completely like, oh, my god, this is terrible. >> reporter: google and facebook have both denied using cell phone microphones to collect information for ads. in a statement, google wrote,
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"we do not use ambient sound from any device to target ads." while facebook did not respond to our request for comment, it previously said, "we show ads based on people's interests and other profile information, not what you're talking about out loud." the fact remains, they know so much about us already. they don't need to listen in. >> so it's just a coinkydink if we have a conversation and it appears on the phone. do you believe that? >> i do believe it because as the expert pointed out, our phones are gathering so much about us that we volunteer -- it's almost like the cop detective movies with the two guys down the street watching at all times. that's happening through our phones every day. >> what about through our emails? >> same thing. you can simple those -- search those. everything we share and post is voluntarily disclosed. >> if you think this is happening and you see the ad, it confirms your previous bias. >> that's right. i'm with the woman with the baby who said it's creepy but not so unsettling to me. >> working for her. >> i get it. >> thank you, tony. >> thank you. >> you can hear more of our conversation with duck, duck, go
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program. daca provides protection for people brought to the country illegally as children. "the new york times" says a report finds anti-semitic incidents surged 57% in 2017 from the year before. there were nearly 2,000 incidents last year. the jump was the largest in the single year since the anti-defamation league began keeping track back in 1979. that says the likely factors include the device of state of american politics, the emboldening of extremists, and the effects of social media. reports one in seven teens are sexting. a new study finds teenagers have been sharing sexual messages, images, or videos at an increasing rate over the last decade. the research finds boys and girls are equally likely to participate. the cdc says 41% of teens report having sex, and that's a decline from previous years. >> sexting bad idea. i don't care who you are. britain's "guardian" says "step aside, johnny .i." on thursday, johnny walker will
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>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, everyone, i'm jim donovan, camden police hope you can help them track down hit-and-run driver that injured a young girl. police say that this char column colored ford fusion hit a eight year old near ferry avenue in philip street february 20th. the girl was treated at the hospital. if you have any information about this hit-and-run camden police want to hear from you. now we turn to katie for a look at the forecasts. >> good morning, all-in-all beautiful weather. we have nice clear sky, light wind, breitbart blue skies, sunshine with us all day, no less, and storm scan as a result is totally empty. we do have our satellite layer on top of this, here, but nothing to report. so, it is nice and clear, and really looking like nice day. now, more clouds begin to build tomorrow, but still dry, so the days that feature the
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rain specially pm hours of thursday into friday, but in addition to that, a raw windchill to add to the discomfort, looking like dreary twi start the new month >> still looking busy outside, do have the sunshine, it has been pretty decent day in the worlds of travel with accident , boards end town township, another accident here, 295 northbound past route 130. this is kind of the back up shot up here blocking the right lane, another one in new jersey southampton township downed traffic signal as well 206 past route 38. one lane open there. >> next update 8:25, coming up this morning, pop star demi's questions to improve access
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good morning, it's tuesday, february 27th, 2018. welcome back to "cbs this morning." president trump tells governors you have to fight the nra once in a while. the new next step in the gun-control debate. plus, "u.s. news and world report" says one state is the best. we'll tell you which one. first today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds at 8:00. >> florida lawmakers are taking steps toward raising the age limit to buy the kind of rifle used at marjorie stoneman douglas high school. >> reporter: president trump wants to move on some gun restrictions, but the republican-led congress fearful of its base isn't budging. >> reporter: scot peterson's attorney says allegations that his client is a coward are "patently untrue."
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louisville, kentucky, february ended up being the wettest month ever. they got about ten inches of rain in just five days. >> government-held areas of damascus have been shelled, and it was the course of shelling on humanitarian quartersed to that may have thwarted efforts to evacuate civilians. timothy cunningham is a disease detective with the cdc. he goes to public health hot spots to investigate viruses. no one's heard or seen him since february 12th. during a carnival cruise last week, a family of 23 people had to be kicked off the ship after starting numerous fights and even threatening to throw other passengers overboard. 23 people terrorizing a ship. i hate to break it to you, that's not a family, that's pirates. [ laughter ] >> didn't know they had pirates in 2018. i'm gayle king with john and
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norah o'donnell. president-elect trump says nra leaders are -- president trump says nra leaders are on our side in the wake of the deadly school shooting in parkland and says he's willing to take on the nra which would pit him against fellow republicans. the republicans want modest changes in gun laws. the president wants to arm qualified teachers, lift the minimum age to buy an assault rifle to 21, and strengthen background checks. >> mr. trump is expected to meet with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle tomorrow to discuss possible legislation. major garrett is at the white house. on this issue, the president has said he might break with the nra, but he won in every state where people own a gun with the exception of vermont. so is the president really going to break with the nra, and more important, perhaps, is he going to break with his gun-owning supporters? >> reporter: we don't know, john. the big question here at the white house is does president trump send to congress a full package of school shooting safety initiatives. if he does, there's no decision on that. if he does and asks congress to ban bump stocks which convert a
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semiautomatic rifle into an automatic one and ask for a minimum 21 age limit on purchasing those kind of semiautomatic firearms, then the president would be breaking with them. until that happens, we cannot say that the president really will take on the national rifle association. another dimension to the debate, background checks, mental health emphasis, and arming school personnel. this president and the nra are walking side by side. >> that's right. so far the thing he's pushed most is the notion of having teachers be armed in some way. that's a key nra proposal. washington state's democratic governor jay inslee called that argument a distraction. where do you think it's actually going from here, this question of arming teachers? >> reporter: that question is really going to have to be resolved, john, by local school districts and perhaps states who work with those local school districts. unless president trump is going to put federal dollars behind the bonuses he's indicated might
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be given to school personnel who so arm themselves and so train themselves, the federal government role in this is practically none. except in this sense -- if you're talking about school personnel with concealed weapons, they have to have concealed weapons permit. an enormous political priority for the national rifle association. why? because they do a lot of the training that is required to obtain a concealed weapons permit. even on this issue, distraction or not, the president and nra are right together. >> thanks so much, major. students from stoneman douglas high visited members of congress yesterday. they met with the number-three house republican, majority whip steve scalise, of louisiana. he was nearly killed in a shooting at a congressional baseball practice last june. scalise made it through seven surgeries and returned to work just three months later. he's with us now from the capitol. congressman, good morning. thank you very much for joining us. >> good morning, gayle, john, norah, how are you? >> i'm well. thank you. i know you met with some survivors.
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what kind of changes did they ask for members of congress to make? >> we talked about policy, but really we talked a lot about shared experience. obviously got very emotional. some of the things they've been through were similar to some of the things that i've been through. it's going to be a tough time for them. it already is. you know, this doesn't go away. it's something that me and the other members of the congressional baseball team a lot about what we went through. i'm sure they as students are going to continue talking about what they went through. we did talk again about some policy, but mostly about where we are right now. >> i want to ask about some of the specifics of policy because some of the survivors have talked about raising the age limit for those to be able to purchase an assault rifle. the president has indicated he might support that, raising the age to 21. would you support that? >> right now i think if you look, the laws are varied. and every state also has the ability to change their law. there are a number of things being looked at now.
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that's not one of the things being talked about as much as basically as closing loopholes. we have a lot of mental health issues. we have some breakdowns at the federal and local level in law enforcement. clearly a lot of us have serious questions about the fbi and why this wasn't stopped in the first place when they had this kid handed to him on a silver platter months ago. >> congressman, in talking to some of my relatives who have ar-15s, they hear this and think it's an assault on their freedoms, and that they are being lumped in with people who clearly shouldn't have access to weapons. do you hear that same argument from your constituents? >> i do hear that from constituents. and look, millions of people have weapons like the ar-15 and use them to defend themselves. they have it for self-defense which is the tenet of the second amendment. so that's one of the things that you've got to balance when you're looking at change in laws. number one, in cases like the shooting and so many others, multiple laws were already broken. but worse than that, big signs
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were missed in many cases by government itself. the fact that government missed so many of the signs and didn't do the things that they should have done to protect people is one of the reasons that people feel they should have a need to protect themselves and their family. >> given what you've said and people's feel being personal freedom, the request from some of the students in parkland and in other places that there be some limitations, any limitations of any kind, on the ar-15, that's just not going to happen, is it? >> you know, again, that's not one of the big discussions here. closing problems with the loopholes especially with the instant background check system. we passed a bill in the house called fix nics which people are rallying around that closes a lot of loopholes with the instant background check system. that's a bill that passed the house. it was sighed to conceal carry -- tied to conceal carry reciprocity, something that would increase safety. that's something we sent to the senate. the senate's looking at a different version of the bill. they haven't passed anything yet
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on their side. that is a bill that has passed the house. >> it's pretty clear that law enforcement missed some very important clues and signals. they had lots of warnings, it seems. but as someone who has been through a shooting, do you still support ar-15s being on the street? >> again, you can talk about any one weapon, and if you ban that weapon, does that mean that nothing else is going to happen? i think if you look, i was fortunate in my case that i had law enforcement there on the scene who acted accordingly and took down the shooter. i wish that would have happened at the school where clearly there was at least one law enforcement officer on the scene who hid instead of confronting the shooter. maybe there were more. i think that needs to come out. and when was that known -- i think those are the kind of things that we want to know when we say before people go changing laws to take away the rights of law-abiding citizens. let's get the facts and see if other people didn't do their job in enforcing existing law. that's what angers so many people. that existing laws are broken, and that people want to change
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other laws that infringe on law-abiding citizens. >> you talked about an emotional meeting that you had with the students. i'm sure it was that. there was a very interesting article in the new york sunday "times" with the reporter who said by day the students are activists who are out there talking about gun control. but at night, they are still healing, very scared kids. what advice did you give, or what can you say to them as someone who's been through this on how to heal? >> what i shared is obviously what they're doing up here is very important. i think it's great that they are engaging in the political process. when they go back home, they're going to be high school students again. at some point, they're going to be getting on with their daily lives. and this is going to still be lingering with them. the problems that they're going to be facing. they ought to be talking amongst themselves. i'm sure there will be school-appointed counselors. the fact that these students went through this together, they shld other. don't go hide in the corner, repress those feelings, because bigger issue. talk through that experience. that's what we helped all of use
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baseball team get through this. they ought to be doing the >> all right, congressman scalise, it's really good to see you, sir. >> good to see us. the top high school graduation rate in the country helped one bes overall. ahead, we'll reveal a just-released list of best states
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pop star demi lovato kicked off her new tour with a heartfelt message. she invited survivors of the florida school shooting on stage last night with her. she asked fans to provide mental health support to the parkland community.
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lovato has been a mental health advocate since she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder back in 2010. mireya villarreal was at the concert. only on "cbs this morning" she spoke to lovato about her mission behind her music. ♪ >> reporter: demi lovato hit a personal note in front of more than 7,000 fans at the debut night of her "tell me you love me" tour. opening up about her own struggles with depression and addiction. ♪ >> i want to share my journey with people and my story so it can open people's minds and see that there's nothing wrong with you just because you have a mental illness. >> reporter: the grammy-nominated singer/songwriter has battled bipolar disorder for eight years. mike baeir was instrumental in her recovery. >> i will forever be in debt to him for coming into my life and providing me with a place that
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was safe and believing in me. >> reporter: now business partners, they use the concert tours to inspire others suffering from mental illness to seek help. >> a lot of demi's music allows her healing. it's how do you turn sad neness a tragedy situation into empowerment. >> reporter: moved by the images of the school shooting, lovato reached out to students on social media concerned about their mental health after living through the tragedy. >> seeing something that disturbing is just painful to watch. my heart goes out to them. >> on february 14th, one of the worst mass shootings in american history took place. these students were in the school that day. [ cheers ] please welcome them to the stage. >> reporter: she invited survivors to her concert last night to share their stories.
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there's been talk about obviously wanting to use the shooting for gun reform. you think this is an opportunity to talk about mental health. >> it has nothing to do with politics. it's about healing. it was how can we help these students heal from what they've been through. these students that came here today and shared their stories are so incredibly brave and courageous, and they really are warriors in my eyes. ♪ i'm a survivor ♪ in more ways than you know >> reporter: while she continues her own journey of healing, the pop tar says she's commit -- pop star says she's committed to fighting the stigma attached to mental illness one performance at a time. ♪ >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," reporting from san diego. ♪ >> so admirable that she's so young and speaking out about something that's so personal to her. because whenever a celebrity of
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that stature speaks out, inevitably it helps somebody do the same. >> because people think, oh, it only happens to little people like me. then they see a celebrity -- they connect and think, wow, them, too. >> right. christine baranski is back as a top-notch lawyer for the new season of "the good fight." ahead she will join us in studio 57 to talk about how the show succeeds in telling stories about strong women. you're watching "cbs this morning." i own my own company. i had some severe fatigue, some funny rashes. finally, listening to my wife, went to a doctor.
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y2oo6y y12fy tonight the cbs and documentary series "cbsn originals" explores how social media was pepponized for what -- weaponized for what u.n. officials call a textbook case of ethnic cleansing. the target is the rohingya people in myanmar, the country formerly known as burma. they're a muslim ethnic minority in rakhine stop. 700,000 have scrambled to escape the military's violence since
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august. they're now in bangladesh staying in one of the world's largest refugee camps. cbs reporters traveled to both countries to meet a young rohingya people. in bangladesh, many are risking their lives to document abuse and counter the government's online narrative. >> reporter: one of the things we've noticed throughout our time here in the camps is that everybody has a cell phone. like the lifeblood of camp life really. this is how people get informed. this is how people communicate with family that have been strewn about in many different camps. some still across the border in myanmar. this 30-year-old rohingya man is a critical piece of the network. he himself fled when his village was attacked and destroyed. today he's trying to keep the information coming in from what's otherwise complete darkness. so the reporters inside myanmar, they sending photographs or videos? >> we don't have any new photographs or -- and are without evidence. we generally try to be news
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that's genuine. >> reporter: is your family worried? >> my family do not know what i'm doing. they do not know. we need it to be a secret. i worry if they tell people. >> amazing. weaponizing social media, the rohingya crisis, tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central on cbsn, our 24/7 streaming news network. ahead, what "u.s. news and world report" calls the best state in the country. and guess what -- we're going to talk to the governor. your local news is next.
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>> live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news ". good morning, i'm rahel solomon, student have walked out of school in support after teacher to voice concerns over school security, chopper three live over the high school right now. history teacher timothy lock made comments about his safety issues in the classes at school. now reportedly on administrative leave, has cents made no comment on his status. >> we send it to ever katie with a check of today's forecast, should be real nice day. >> already off to good start, we had beautiful sunrise, we continue to see that sun all day today, storm scan, actually, has both radar and nothing to see. isn't that nice change every pace? we are already in the low 40's , from dover out towards wildwood, pushing 40 at philadelphia international airport.
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and even though it is a little bit of chilly start to the day it, really is a nice day. 58 degrees the eventual high for late february, we will take that, you're about ten above average here, 60 come tomorrow. but more clouds starting to build, but those days are dry. thursday pm in through the rest of friday, our next storm system, coastal storm, works it way through primarily rain and wind out of it, but, it will feel awfully raw to wrap up the week, meisha. >> sure will. katie, thank you, still looking pretty busy outside, still accident, accident with the school bus, no injuries report in the bala cynwyd. route 23, conshohocken state road, lanes are block here, you can see, also, on 76, how slow moving you are still going this morning, accident southampton township downed traffic signal here, traffic shift is in place as well, route 206 north and south near route route 38 and then we have another accident, on kelly drive, inbound at midvale avenue one lane is blocked still showing very slow levels around here, as well, rahel. >> next update is at 8: 55, on cbs this morning, christine
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boren steen, i'm rahel solomon , good morning.
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welcome back. it's time to show some of the morning's headlines. the "washington post" reports that 50 years after the kerner commission, a new report cites some of the same concerns. the kerner commission concluded the major causes of urban unrest in 1967 were poverty and racism, saying america is "moving toward two societies, one black, one white, separate, and unequal." since then the percentage of american children living in poverty has increased. income inequality has widened, and segregation has current back into schools and neighborhoods. the report says there's no progress from african-american families on homeownership, unemployment, and incarceration in the last 50 years. >> disturbing.
8:31 am reports that some popular goods sold through amazon, walmart, and others are counterfeit. investigators bought 47 products from third-party sellers posted on five major e-commerce websites. the sites were amazon, walmart, ebay, sears marketplace, and newegg. nearly half of the products were counterfeit. they include make-up, mugs, phone chargers, and shoes. investigators say counterfeit products may contain hazardous substances or pose other dangers. the e-commerce companies say they have zero tolerance when it comes to counterfeits. "the new york times" says melania trump is parting ways with an adviser amid backlash over an inaugural contract. stephanie winston wilcoff is a longtime friend of melania trump's. she had been working on a contract basis as an unpaid senior adviser to the office of the first lady. her contract was terminated after the "times" reported that a company created by wilcoff was paid $26 million to help plan the president's inauguration. mrs. trump was also reported
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enraged to learn that will kwil brought in someone to help with events. the associate was paid almost $4 million. and reports a one in a million yellow cardinal was spotted in the state. a woman in a suburb of birmingham first noticed the bird in her back yard feeder in late january. after she posted images on social media, birdwatchers and biologists traveled to the area. beautiful. biologists said the yellow cardinal is the same species as the red cardinal but carries a rare genetic mutation making its feathers yellow. >> pretty. >> yeah. not given that name because it's especially fearful. "u.s. news and world report" is out this morning with its ranking of the best states in the country. iowa comes out on top of this year's list followed by minnesota and utah. the report ranked mississippi 49th and louisiana last. it measured states in eight different categories. iowa ranked first overall in infrastructure and in the top ten on health care, opportunity,
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education, and quality of life. iowa's republican governor, kim reynolds, joined fellow governors yesterday at the white house. this morning she's with us at the table along with "u.s. news and world report" editor-in-chief content officer brian kelly. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> governor, before we get to the rankings, you said about -- you said, "the federal government has to play a role in deciding firearm restrictions." what kind of role should the federal government play? >> you know, yesterday we had the opportunity to meet with the president at the national governors' association. so governors of both parties had the opportunity to sit down and listen to some of the president's ideas. i think it's just really important that we look at this from a holistic perspective. we all have a role to play in this. i'm a mother. i'm a grandfather of nine. my daughter is a teacher. we've had some pretty heart-to-heart conversations about what they're doing in their school. we need to strengthen the louse that are on the -- the laws that
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are on the books. we need to do a better job with background checks and do everything we can to keep firearms out of the hands of people that shouldn't have them. whether they have mental illness or domestic abuse. and -- >> with a daughter that's a teacher, do you think it's a good idea to arm teachers? >> you know, again, i think we need to look at everything. i think that needs to be very thoughtful. i think it needs to be a local decision. i don't think that that's something that should be mandated from the federal level. i think they have a role to play -- >> would you want your daughter armed? >> if they're trained and if they have the proper vetting and they're, you know -- are capable of doing that. that's a decision that jessica needs to make. i think that it's important -- there are states that are doing that. there are states that have said, governors i've talked to our educators and administrator, they're not interested in doing that. we can't -- i think it's so important that we just not focus on single issues. we just can't. we need to look for ways to secure our schools' single-point
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of entrance. we need mental health counselors, a security guard in each of the sexual abus-- of th we've got to look at mental health. we've been working on a comprehensive bill in the state of iowa that should go to the floor of the house this week to make sure that we have access and that we're identifying needs. there's a host of things to look at. >> governor, it's great to meet you. we love the state of iowa. i love the state of iowa. >> i love the state of iowa! >> of course you do. and brian, it's interesting to hear -- viewers ranked the states. last year iowa was sixth. now it's first. what's iowa doing right? >> been on the job nine months. impressive. >> yeah. >> there has been some good continuity there certainly in the administration. governor reynolds was the lieutenant governor before. they are just good -- as john said in the graphic -- they're good at a lot of things. we look at 75 different factors. we look at whether people go to
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their doctor's appointment and how much it costs. graduation rate from high school and higher ed costs. so many factors in there. when you add up the numbers, they're number one. they've beat massachusetts -- here with us last year. so there definitely is a competition i think among the states. >> seven of the top ten states have republican governors, right? that say anything about how they're leading those states? >> you know, it's a nonpartisan survey. we're not picking sides on this. it is just about the numbers. there is probably some lessons to be learned there. some of the states also are contingency. -- are contiguous. you have iowa, minnesota, and nebraska now which probably tells you something about, i don't know, nordic gene line. >> the midwest. >> there's some interesting patterns. you know, this is the second year we've done it. we're beginning to find a lot of interesting things. >> i agree with norah. i've been to iowa a couple of times and had a great experience every time i've been. but iowa's also 90% white. so how are people like me
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supposed to feel about it getting the number-one slot? you know, i'm cinnamon brown with a dollop of caramel, a person of color. what do you say to people of color looking at this -- >> the national average is about 15%, right? >> of what? >> the country. >> yes, yes, yes. >> blacks. yeah. >> iowa's a diverse state in a number of regards. i think the -- the governor can speak to this. it's not a farm state. you know, manufacturing is the primary economy. it's a very interesting, developing, evolving state. there's a large hispanic population there. and so i think -- governor? >> i think a very diverse state and welcoming state. first of all, i just want to say thank you. first of all, it's -- what an honor to recognize iowans that are making a difference in communities every single day all across our state. and iowa truly is a place where if you work hard, dream big, everything is possible. i'm honestly -- a product of that. i grew up in a small town in iowa, town's about 500 people.
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kevin and i, when we were raising our three daughters, to make ends meet i checked at a grocery store during the weekends and on nights. and even with all of that, i -- i'm sitting here today as the governor of the state of iowa. i think it's reflective of the opportunities that exist within our state. >> kevin is her husband who's been -- >> yep, yep. my husband. yep. >> so -- >> not everything is rosy in life. what is the biggest challenge for you as governor right now that you're trying to tackle? >> well -- i think this is consistent across the state. we have an economy that's growing. we have a great business environment. as i've talked to job creators, they're looking forward people with skills. so i'm working with iowans every single day -- first of all, kids in high school, to make sure they know there's many opportunities, different career pathways to great opportunities in the state of iowa. working with adult learners, too. to help get them skills so that they can have a great job and have a great quality of life. and so that is a number-one focus.
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i think if you -- if we have a talent pipeline ready to meet the needs and we're providing opportunities for iowans in our state to really have a great quality of life, that's how we're going to continue to succeed and stay on top. and we're number one graduation rate in the country. i have been very involved in the lieutenant governor in s.t.e.m., science, technology, engineering, and math with a representative in underserved and -- to ensure these kids can be what they want to be. it builds confidence and helps match them with great opportunities in iowa. >> big congratulations to you. >> thank you, thank you. >> governor tim reynolds. good to have you here. >> thank you. christine baranski conquered broadway and tv. she's in the green room with a look at the new season of
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♪ emmy-winning actress christine baranski's had a three-decade career. the juilliard-trained star has dozens of credits on stage and screen. baranski is best known for portraying lawyer diane lockhart on "the good wife." she brought back the role for the spinoff "the good fight." it was the first scripted seares from cbs all access. that's a subscription streaming pon sunday, season two premiere.
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there's a season two of "the good fight." diane considers taking a new position from someone who's betrayed her in the past. here's a preview. >> i was asked to be a partner in a firm twice the size. >> and you're wondering -- >> if i should go. the offer came from someone who betrayed me. >> well, someone who betrayed you once will be tray you again. that's a given. >> but is it better to go with the devil that you know? >> i never understood that expression. what about no devil? >> i just don't like hustling every day to keep this firm afloat. >> yes, you do. you love it. >> christine brar baranski, welcome back to the table. i love that, why not go with no devil, which i absolutely agree with. the thing i think is great is that you push the envelope. you talk about white supremacy, referring to the president of the united states. you talk about racial injustice.
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you talk about sexual harassment. it really pushes the envelope. is that what you like about it? >> well, i don't see how if you're doing a show with characters that are living in our surreal time, how you cannot address what is, you know, a world off its axis. and so it addresses exactly the world that -- >> in realtime. >> and they're lawyers, so that is their reality. they have to do cases on sexual harassment and white supremacy or gun violence or -- so i think more than ever -- i've been playing with the character for nine years and never had more fun. it's never been more rock and roll in terms of the writing. this character of diane lockhart, very pulled together, beautiful clothes, always the grown-up in the room, elegant, eloquent. she gets unhinged. you watch -- she's addicted to cable news. she can't believe what she's
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watching. you know, can we relate to this? >> you can't process what's going on. she doesn't know what to do anymore. she doesn't know how to cope. that takes her to even doing some microdosing and having a little gun in her desk and getting very paranoid -- >> couple glasses of wine. >> yes. and saying exactly what she means. and she drops the "f" word and takes off her shoes. you see a different diane. a i do machine like that. you never -- diane like that. you never see her like this. i said "make it messy." >> is she fighting the good fight? what is the good fight? >> i mean, you could interpret that so many times. i think the good fight is trying desperately to hold on to your value system. at least for this character. or how to live in the present moment without losing your mind. i would say that's the overreaching theme of this particular season which is 13 episodes.
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>> yeah. first was ten. >> yeah. but even last year was a different world. as you know, when i did your show last year, we were talking at a different level of, you know, current events. it was weird enough then. the interesting thing is for the writers, they have to chase the news in order to stay on top of it. they almost have to anticipate what's going to happen. we just did an episode on impeachment. just finished an episode on the golden shower tape. and god knows -- by the time -- [ sounds ] >> no! that's what i mean by pushing the envelope. >> i know. they're being really brave this year, but why shouldn't they be? we're not on network. we can afford to be brave. and we're living in times that are so unabashed and audacious as artists, writers, as actors, we have to go to that place.
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>> which is to say we don't care if we offend people. they their are people who support, who are on the other side who have deep feelings that are opposed -- >> indeed. but we have characters who are also pro-trump. the writers don't only write one side. they argue that they're not writing a political show. it was never their intention to lecture the audience. they're write being characters with strong views because they're intelligent people working in a law firm. and they're living their lives. people have strong views. >> yeah. talk about strong -- i was going to say, you know, to go from "the good wife" to "the good fight," part of the popularity has been to see the incredibly strong women that people have longed to see on television. >> i know. and they're women of different cancer -- different colors, different generation, different ages. i started this show in my mid 50s, and so nine years later, do the math. >> it's great. >> you're 42 -- >> thank you. >> you know what i love is that
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you have a woman my age at the head of the law firm, but it's not made an issue of. it's not in quotation marks. yeah. >> you're a smart cookie because you went to oxford and were staying in a dorm room. you go, diane. you go, christine -- >> i love using another part of my brain. it's one of my regrets that i didn't go to university. i love being a schoolgirl. i love libraries and books and doing homework. and this oxford offers a summer program. and two years ago i did t.e. lawrence -- >> and she did very well. i've got to go, christine. just know we are cheering you on. >> thank you very much. >> christine baranski. "the good fight" premieres sunday on cbs all access. you can find it at and streaming. you can find it. >> be right back.
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>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, i'm jim donovan, students at cherry hill east high school are out of school right now. they walked out within the last hour over the treatment of a history teacher at the school. the students are walking along crescent road in support of advanced placement history teacher timothy lock. he made comments about security concerns at the school after the parkland shooting and placed on administrative leave. school administrators has made no comments on lock's status. now we turn to katie for a lack at the forecast. >> good morning, beautiful day unfolding for our area, it is breitbart, sunny, finally in the morning hours, as well, and storm scan is empty, no clouds, no rain in site with a high pressure in place, at least for now, it does not last forever, eventually a storm system works it way in,
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so enjoy this while you have got it, low to mid four's currently being reported along portions of i95 down in through dover, wildwood, we have been holding tight in the low 40's over the last hour or so, but now starting to see the rebounds really get underway with full sunshine, eventually ends up flirting with 60, even here in the city , 58 degrees the eventual hi, about ten or so degrees above averagement tomorrow still dry but more clouds building as new storm starts to approach it, bridges in primarily rain and winds for thursday pm in through friday, meisha. >> all right, katie, thank you he know, a lot of accidents out there, do have accident here, this is city avenue southbound at lancaster avenue so vehicle hit a pole, involves injuries, as well, kelly drive, however, this accident up here, that has now since been cleared. so that's good news. accident in southampton township, downed traffic signal here, both directions now are closed so route 38 use the alternate, smithville road will be your best bet.
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jim, back over to you. >> join us for "eyewitness news" today at noon, i'm jim donovan. make it a great day.
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